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DB0OKWA7& ELWELL, Editors.
Fi'ld ivy, M i v c h 3, 18 7 (5
Democratic State Committee of Pennsylvania
IlAnmsnuno, l'A., Jon. 20, 1870.
In nursilance nf tha meeting nf tlm Ibm.
ocrntlc Stato Committee, 1 hereby give notico
tlint tho Democracy of tlio Stain tlirniii'li
tlielr delegates, will nsscmblo at tlio city of
ijancastcr on cilncsuay, tho 22.1 day of
Mnrch next, nt 12 o clock, in., for tho pur
pose of electing delegated to represent tho
mate ot Fcntisyivatiiii m the ensuing Dem
ocratic National Convention, nml to nnnnlnt
electors ntul do such other matter ntul things
na tho said convention may deem necessary
llnsrmtcK H, Wittaiir,
FANATICISM HUN' MAI).
We el'p from an exchange tho following
"lYtitions havo been sent to Congress to
mako tho birth day of Abraham Lincoln a
Wo already havo legal holidays as fol
1. New Year's Day.
2. Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22nd.
' 3. Good Fritlnv.
1. Decoration Day, May 30th, '
15. Independence Day, July -lth.
(i. Thanksgiving Day.
7. Christmas. -
In tho abovo list tho only holidays that
nro generally observed aro New Years,
l'ourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christ
mas. No moro aro necessary. If persons
deslro to celebrato other days, thov aro at
liberty to do so, but that is no reason why
tho entire community should sulfer in eon
sequence. In fact these legal holidays aro
gotten up in tho interest of banks and clear
ing houses. Interest on notes becomes duo
ono day earlier. For Instanco $300,000,000
aro discounted' by tho banks of this State.
Including Sunday nnd holidays thcro aro
SO days on which' if a noto comes duo it
must be paid tho day before, and this extra
day (and sometimes two) is gained by tho
bank and lost by tho borrower.
Wo object therefore to canonizing Lincoln,
as much as we would Grant, or any other
P. S. Since writing tho abovo wo havo
learned that Senator Dunkel lias offered a
bill in the Legislature to mako tho 10th day
of JIay.()S7Sr&.lcal holiday. (This bill is
16 make the opening day of tho centennial a
legal holiday.) .
Wo would suggest as additional days that
on which Babcock was acquitted, and April
A recent suit against certain candidates
in Lycoming County brought by tho Editor
of the f lughcsville Enterprise has been de
cided in favor of tho latter. Tho defence
was that no special contract had been mado
by the defendants. It is not a good one.
Where a person avails himself of tho labor
or services of another for his own benefit ho is
bound to givo proper compensation for tho
It is a necessity with a candidato that
tickets should bo printed and circulated.
Otherwise defeat might ensue, and a fail
ure of election would probably be charged
to the neglect of the editor. In some local
ities the candidato makes his own contracts
but if he useithc labor and material of another
ho should pay for it. In many counties tho
matter is managed by tho Standing Commit
tee, but in case of failuro to pay, tho defence
is as good against them as against tho prin
ter. And how can the printer sue the Com
mittee as they are not personally interested?
By sad experience wo know that tho Chair
man generally has tho bulk of the bills to
pay, whilst others receivo the benefit.
Another point. Tho newspaper not only
announces the names of the candidates for
a small sum, and gives publicity to the fact
that they seek office, but when unjustly as
sailed by political enemies, must devote
their columns to a proper vindication which
is far moro effectual than personal election
eering, for which no compensation is
If candidates do not need tho aid of news
paper they should say so before they aro
elected or defeated. The fraternity ia willing
to let them "fight it out on their own line."
WIIEKE IS McCMIKE?
Of late The Tiwieahas been so erratic as to
lead to tho impression that its editor was
abroad gono to meet Forney perhaps. In
the issuo of Tuesday it attempted a criticism
of Senator Stanton's Bill relative to the wages
of laborers Ac., and attempted the anni
hilation of that gentleman by sarcasm and
roferonco to all our State Constitutions. Wo
find in the article in question, laid down as
law, that "it is not competent to abridge, by
class legislation, tho power of citizens to
make and maintain legitimate contracts in
tho prosecution of legitimate business." and
that "ho (Senator Stanton) must know that
his bill regulating business transactions be
tween employers and employees in a partic
ular section of the State, is as clearly un
constitutional as it is flagrantly unjust to
both capital and labor."
AVo ask; this if a contract bctwecncmploy
er and employee cannot be regulated by
legislation becauso it is unconstitutional, how
can a contract for the loan of money, be
tween borrower and lender, bo constitution
al? If money lending is a "legitimate business"
why cannot citizens make such contracts as
they please ? The Legislature reguhitestthe
matter ; and if constitutional, it can regulate
other contracts, express or implied.
THE TllEASUitY 1NVEST1UAT1U.V.
In another column we givo tho Report of
the Investigation Committee, It contains
nothing but what any citizen could have as
certained by duo diligence. The misman
agement of tho Treasury Department can
only be shown by getting "bottom facts,"
Mackey, like Babcock, courted investiga
tion, and yet hindered it in overy way by
refusing the Committee access to tho books
and documents, by withholding import
ant testimony called for, and by technical
objections. The robbery of tho Sinking
Fund has long been known, but Is justified
by the Treasurer on tho ground of precedent.
On tho samo principle a man is justified In
committing murder, because thero is a pre
cedent for it from the time of Cain to tho
present. The Constitution and laws havo
been willfully violated, and yet no punish
ment has been meted out to guilty parties.
The remedy rests with tho people, and they
should be prompt in applying it.
"Let no guilty man escape."
The charges of cruelty and mismanage
ment entered against tho Pittsburg Reform
School havo boon pretty thoroughly sustain
cd In tho legislative investigation,
Tho trial of Gen. lUbcock, tho President'
private secretary, for complicity in the great
Whisky Conspiracy, has resulted in his ac
quittal. The Now York Tribune in com
menting on the cae remarks that "tho
country is to bo most heartily congratulated
on tho ncqulttal of Gen. llabcock. It would
havo been nn utmost intolerable mortifica
tion to every patriotic American if tho pri
vate secretary of tho President of tho United
State! had been found guilty of conspiracy
to defraud tho revenue." Tills may nil bo
true, but Babcock's acquittal docs not dis
prove his intimato relations with Joyce and
McDonald, both of whom nro now in the
state's prison for complicity in the samo
frauds. The private secretary of tho Presi
dent certainly ought to bo above suspicion,
but can ho bo said to bo so when Ills Intlnin.
cy with such men is proved beyond a per
adventure. As to whether tho verdict of
tho jury is a just ono wo havo nothing to
say, but it is at least fair to presume that
tho influence of Grant's testimony (which
really amounted to nothing) had something
to do with tho making of tho verdict. The
personal sympathy of a President of tho
United States must certainly havo bomo
weight with tho average juryman. ,
Babcock's conviction might havo been "an
almost Intolerable mortification," but it
would not have been tho first which Grant
haslnllictcd upon tho country. llUpcrsonal
relations with this samo convicted McDon
ald, with Boss Shepherd and with others o
as littles reputation, his worthless political
appointments, his Black Inday complicity
his Sail Domingo job nnd others of that
complexion havo been "intolerable mortifi
cations" to all except tho "rulo or ruin"
politicians of tho llopublican party.
Babcock's conviction would not have in
jured Grant's reputation in tho eyes of hia
followers nor docs his acquittal raiso it in
the minds of tho puro and honest of cither
party. Too many frauds havo been traced
to tho very doors of tho White House, al
ready, for Grant's good. It would certainly
be a tcrriblo thing if the Chief Executive of
tho nation, or even his private secretary,
werejiroved guilty of implication in dis
graceful or dishonest proceedings, but in
this case both thoso high officials havo giv-
en color to tho suspicion.by their friendship
for the very men who have been convicted
before a court of justice and sent to jail.
"Every patriotic American"rcjoices in the
welfare and honor of his country, but tho
conviction of Gen. Babcock would havo
added but another to tho many blushes of
shame which havo already suffused tho cheek
of "every patriotic American." To our
mind tho crime agajnst Louisiana is a far
moro "intolerable mortification" than would
havo been even a verdict of guilty in the
caso of Gen. Babcock, Becauso ono was a
political and tho other a personal matter
does not interfere in tho slightest degreo as
regards tho merits of the question. If Bab
cock isinnocent no right minded person
will object to his acquittal, but if other
wise, it is simply an intolerable outrage.
A WORD TO KEl'UBMCANS.
A Republican Administration created and
maintained tho present currency, and is
responsible for tho present financial policy.
It passed tho existing Act to resume spe
cio payments in 1870. In answer to Con
gressman Sayler's Resolution Secretary
Brisiow admits that thcro is in tho Treasury
but $13,341,000 in gold'with which to re
deem $370,000,000 of greenbacks. A mero
statement of the fact shows tho absurdity of
Taxation of .Mortgages.
Tho Supremo Court of California has re
cently mado a decision of tlio utmost im
portance, if it is to bo taken as a precedent
in other states. It has decided by an almost
unanimous bench, only one out of five dis
senting, and ho giving as yet no reason for
his dissent, that tho taxation of mortgages
or other evidenco of dobt as property is il
legal and unconstitutional. This decision
is in tho broadest and clearest terms. It
meets tho wholo mbject, rejectiug all mero
technicalities and side issues, asserting
squarely and positively that tho taxation of
mortgages is illegal, because, to use the lan
guage of Chief Justice Wallace, "Mere cred
its aro a fal?o quantity in ascertaining tho
sum of wealth which is subject to taxation
as property, and in bo far as that sum is at
tempted to bo increased by tho addition of
those credits, property taxation, based thero
on, is not ouly merely fanciful, but neces
sarily tho unconstitutional imposition of an
additional tax upon a portion of tho property
already onco taxed." If this bo good law
in California it certainly ought to bo in
most other states, for the decision is based
solely upon tho common benso principle
enunciated above, and upon tho clause of
the constitution which provides that "taxa
tion shall bo equal and uniform throughout
the state," and "all property in this htate
shall bo taxed in proportion to its value, to
bo ascertained as directed by law." These
rules aro of course, embodied in somo shapo
in the constitution of every civilized com
munity. As to tho practical effect of this
kind of taxation, Chief Justice Wallace,
in his concurring opinion, shows with per
fect clearness that it is the debtor after all
who pays tho double tax, Tho contrary is
ho often and so passionately asserted by
thoso who advocate this species of taxation
as bearing upon tho money lenders, that
tlio chief justice felt called upon to say:
"The taxation thus imposed nominally upon
credits having resulted in the double taxa
tion of the money, tho additional tax must
of course bo paid by somo o.ie. And hero
all human experience, as well as tho settled
theories of finance, concur that it is not tho
lender who pays but tho borrower. The
borrower is tho consumer. The interest
which lie pays to tho lender is tho prime
cost of the delay for which ho lias contrac
ted.J If tho government by tho imposition
of additional taxes, inercase tho cost, the
borrower, being tho consumer, must pay it,"
Tills is, of course, uudcnlable, and yot
tlio strongest advocacy of this tax upon mort
gages comes from men who aro paying from
eight to twelve per cent for money which
they could readily get for six or seven if tlio
lenders wero not compelled to protect them
selves by usury agaiust unjust taxation.
"You aro upon the right course, Mr, CuU
ttmlttni, lint miii'ti't vaii nllpnntn llm ,iln.
tcstaut 'when you bid for the catholic?" lie-
Wo will answer, that in our professional
business wo know ol no uiitlnctlon between
Protestant nnd Catholic, anv moro than wo
do between Episcopalian and Methodist. Wo
oppose teelurian issues ot all Kinds.ueiicving
that every mini Iiils tlin riirht to worshin
Almighty God according to tho dictates of
his own conslence. Wo are not the cham
pion of any sect, but if a Protestant does
wrong wo hold that ho is as guilty as Cuth
olic or Budhist,
There is a man in New Hampshire- who
sends fourteen of his children to tho samo
school. The rest are too small to go,
General Banning estimates that tho army
reform bill introduced by him in the house
will If passed, save 12,649,038 annually,
COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BL00MSBU11G, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA
THAT Old) EIiM TKKE.
Philadelphia was discovered nbout Anno
Mundi, G 180 according to tho Julian Period.
The Julian Period Is supposed to bo tho
time nt which a celebrated femalo rules, bet'
tcr known ns Pope .loan of Arc put a period
to her existence, but just when that was, is
not well settled amongst the Cbronologers
in their Clironntiitk's.
However, at whatever period that period
may have been, Philadelphia when discover
ed, was already populated. Tlio population
consistcdof an Indian girl by tho naiiio of
Pocahontas, and an old quakcr gentleman
by tho natno of Pennsylvania, They lived
in a hollow elm trco right nt tho plaeo
whero that trco was then growing, and for
any thlug I know they nro living thcro hap
pily to this very day.
Perhaps it is not generally known that
Philadelphia grew up between two rivers,
ono on tho East of it, and ono on tho West
ofitjnndold Mr. Pennsylvania and Mrs.
Pocahontas sat In tho door of their tent and
saw tho sun go down in tho wilderness b
foro tho western river, which with sweetly
haltinnlpeech bIio called tho Skulekecl, and
listened to tho growls of tho bears and tho
roars of tho storm beyond tho waters: and
thanking tho Good Spirit that nothing hurt
fill could get to them, they crept into tin
hollow Elm, and laid them down in peace.
And the sun still goes down beyond tho
Skulekecl, and tho bears still growl on tho
other sldo of the river, and tho storm still
howls in the darkening forests, nnd tho lit
tlo people of Philadelphia still creep for
safety, into tho shadow of tlio old Elm nnd
close their eyes in sleep in tlio protection of
its hollow trunk.
No genuino descendant of old Mr. Peun
sylvania and Mrs. Pocahontas has ever been
known to cross over tho turriblo river to
them, all beyond tlio Skulekecl is still a
howling wilderness filled with bears nnd
catamounts and storms. Darkness is tho hab
itation of tho mountains, and danger and
death walk hand in hand in tho pathless for
Ono poor littlo fellow lately went over the
river and nothing lias ever been heard of
him sinco no doubt an evil beast hath
dcvourcibhim, tho storm and tho darkness
havo overtaken him, and thejpleasant places
that knew him, will know him no more
The horror is heightened by tho mystery,
and now men in uniform parade day and
night along that terriblo river that comes
out of tho darkness and tho mountains nnd
tho forest, nnd no foolhardy adventurer is
allowed to do more than gazo across tho
turbid waters at tlio frowning mountains
nnd tho disappearing sun : Then at the
ringing of a bell, all tho population gather
under tho lengthening shadow of tho old
Elm, and being counted by tho schoolmas
ter, lio down about tho trco with their heads
to tho trunk, and sleep tho sleep of the
Happy People 1 if tho watchful sentinels
could only keep out tho barbarians beyond
the river, as well as keep in those already
But alas 1 alas 1 occasionally a stray son
of tlio mountain nnd tho flood eludes the
vigilancoof tho watchman, and in tho set
ting sun conies to the Elm tree to bo count
ed. Ono such, known among tho high
hills as MacLurc,'wcnt lately across that
roaring river a head and shoulders abovo
them, ho strode tho streets a giant. His
voice was terrible tlio rulers lieu before
him, tho Pilgrims skulked oil" in tho night
and hid themselves from him every morn
ing tho streets aro filled with tho dead and
tho wounded, and in all tho high places,
and all tho byplaces, nnd especially at the
old Elm tree thero is weeping and wailing
and gnashirg of teeth. If ono native of
that undiscovered country to whoso bourne
no native Philadelphian ever traveled makes
such havoc, what might not happen if two
or three were gathered together at tho old
And so the guards aro doubled, and the
banks of the river aro patroled, and tho peo
ple stop their cars and turn their backs to
the setting sun so as to shut out tho blacken
ing mountain, and dull the moaning of the
forest, .and drown tho growling of the bears,
and in mortal dread of MacLure, gather
ronnd tho old Elm to snatch a few hours of
A. Xcw Departure in American College
In Scribner for March it is stated that
tho Trustees of Trinity College, Hartford,
have resolved to mako a new departure in
this country in collego architecture, intro.
ducing for the first time that most effective
plan of quadrangles, commonly ndopted at
the English universities. Some steps havo
been taken at others colleges toward the
ultimate completion of quadrangles, but with
this difference, as compared with tho work
at Trinity: In tho former instance, when
the plans aro matured, the quadrangles will
be bounded on their various sides by struc
tures erected without tlio idea of futuro har
mony throughout the entiro pile, and wide
ly differing from each other in their external
design, presenting an aggregation of plans
and a collection of various styles. Tho plan
for tho new collego buildings at Hartford
will, when completed, express an unity in
arrangement and detail,whilo tho structures,
distinct in themselves, viill bo homogen
eous and symmetrical parts of a single de
sign. Tho quadrangles will be three iu
number, a "grei-t quad" iu tho center with
ono on either bide to tho north and boutli
tho entiro frontago being over thirteen hun
dred feet, the building lengthwise- in tho de
sign being chiefly Dormitory and Lccture-
Uootn blocks with connecting gate-ways,
the cross lines containing in tho first section
the Library and tho Museum, and, iu tho
second, tho .Chapel and tho Diiiing-Uall,
with intervening tower. Tho north line of
buildings will be composed of tlib Theater
(for Commencement and other cxcerclscs)
and tho Observatory, in tlio angle tower
connecting tho block on tho west j the south
ernmost lino will bo formed by the Presi
dent's house, and n block containing resi
dences for tho Professori.
Tlio Collego is designed in early French
Gothic, a stylo devoid of execssivo orna
mentation, and denendins for its effect tinun
simplicity and boldness of detail, and tho
harmonious grouping of windows and other
Tho daughters of Sir Fdward Thornton,
tho English Minister at Washington, wear
thick soled shoes uupinned-baek dresses and
heavy old fashioned cloaks. And they aro
pictures oi ucuitii.
If tho daughters of American parents,
whoso fathers are not as well to do as Sir
Edward Thornton, would follow tho c.v
amplo of these English girls iu tlio matter
of dress, it would bo better for them in
several ways, Doylcstown Democrat,
Babcock and Luckev aro comfortably
settled iu tho While Ilouso again, quite as
tliougu nothing nail nappeneu, aim ll.ib
cock s friends continue to conirratulato him
on his heroic achievement of iiuving mixed
in with a lot of convicts and escaped tho
penitentiary himself, A good many of his
admiring menu owe tneir picseut position
in bocicty to similar L'ood luck, and if Bab
cock was to be serenaded tho compliment
could come more appropriately from no
body than from his pororades of the District
WAsiilNoro.v, 1). O., Fcb'y 20, 1870,
It is somewhat curious, nnd no littlo In
teresting to persons having business Iu tho
depnrtineutsjto witness tho lmmetin nmount
of circumlocution nnd red tape, necessary
to get even a small matter attended to, Tho
latest Illustration of this fact was when tho
Houso requested tho Secretary of tho Treas
ury, by resolution, to furnish a list of pri
vate hemes used for public purposes in
Washington, with amounts paid for rent,Ac.
Wlwn tho answer returned to that body, It
was found to havo passed through tho hands
of six clerks, and tho assistant secretary j
all this to preparo a letter which an ordinary
man of business could writo In a couple of
Tho work of investigation lias now bo
come so immense that tho committees have,
many of them, been compelled to ask lcavo
to sit during the Session of tho House. Tho
Nnval Committee especially has its Hands
full. At every stop they find somo new
wrong to bo righted, bomo additional fraud
to bo rectified and punished. It would not
be at all surprising if these committees
should be compelled to sit during tho wholo
Mr. Banning, .of Ohio, has introduced a
bill for tho gradual reduction of tlio Army
to cigrrl regiments of cavalry nnd twenty-
threo of infantry, and a single corps of
In tho Pension Oflice,ycsterday, forty-fivo
clerks, mostly ladles, received their di
missal. For tho majority of them thero has
been no real use, and ns many were brought
hero by parties in power, from dtstantfetates
it is likely thcro may bo positive suffering
among- them. A clerkship is certainly the
most thankless office on tho face of the
carlh. Tho pay is a mero pittanco compared
with what might bo earned by the same
person iu oilier pursuits, ami tho life is one
of constant and unremitting drudgery, com
pared with which the cxUtcnco of a plow
boy is paradise.
General Fremont lias been before tho
Committeo in regard to the Memphis and
El Paso II. R. matter. Thcro wa, undoubt
edly, as it appears, a large nmnuiit of money
spent, nut no uongrcsxinan received any
thing, according to his showing.
Tho Senate Finance Committeo reported a
bill Friday, amending tho law to refund tho
nalional.debt, which increases tho nmount
of bonds bearing per cent, interest to
fivo hundred million, nnd provides for their
redemption after thirty years from tho date
of issue, at tho pleasure of tho Uuited
Nothing attracts moro general intercut
here as it should all over tho wholo country
than tho investigation of tlio doings and
misdoings of tho Board of Audit. It came
into existence soon after Shepherd was over
thrown. Shcphcrdjhowevcr, merely stepped
behind the scenes, for ho continued iu re
ality as much tho master of District affairs
as when actually governor. As a sample of
how things were managed by tho Board of
Audit, I may mention tlio fees paid to
Mattingly, Stanton and Harrington, three
attorneys who conducted Shepherd's de
fence before a former committeo. Tlio first
received $0,000 ; tho second $-1,000, and the
last $3,000. Iu addition, to these claims
(which wero paid,) a largo and exorbita n
sum was paid to Murtagh, whose bill, it ap
pears, Shepherd himself promised to secure;
hut being himself deposed, compelled tlio
Board of Audit (his satellites) to settle in
full. This is but ono of a thousand in
stances in which the tax-payers of this
District havo been fleeced and plundered
under tho forms of law. These claims were
paid, too, against tho earnest protest of
numbers of influential citizens.
X currency famiuo seems imminent, sinco
nono of the currency received at tho Treas
ury is paid out again, and it is stated that
thero is not sufficient on hand to last moro
than two months. Pretty financiers, indeed
are our Republican friends, when they havo
allowed matters to come to tins point.
In tho Senate, on Thursday, Senator
Withers called up tho bill which provides
for tho restoration to tho pension rolls of the
names of thoo veterans of 1S12 which have
been dropped from tho rolls on account of
disloyalty. Thero is really no good and
sufficient reason why these few old soldiers
numbering somewhat over two hundred
should bo deprived of their pensions, and
kept iu poverty, on account of a singlo mis
take. It may well bo taken as a sign of re
turning good feeling when tho Government
shows itself willing to set the example of
forgetfulncs. By tho way, it is thought
there will bo less reduction made in tho ap
propriation for pensions than iu any other
direction, though many changes will bo
wrought in tho manner of its distribution
and a largo reduction iu tho employees of
Arguments were listened to yesterday,
by tho Committeo on Post Offices, iu favor
of abolishing tho carriage of merchandi.-o
by that Department. It will of course re
dound to tho intciest of tho express com
panies, if such action is decided upon ; yet,
iu view of the apparent unreliability of tlio
mails, as evidenced in the number of arti
cles consigned to tho Dead-letter Office, and
recently sold, it may prove, while somewhat
more expensive, a great deal moro certain a
means of transit.
Hon. John M. Rice, cx-Congre.ssnian, and
recently Librarian of tho House, has re
signed ; nnd it is rumored Hon. John D.
Young will bo appointed in his stead.
lho acquittal of Babcock, whilo it lias
legally settled his iiinocenco, lias not by any
means done so morally. People shrug their
shoulders, and confidently believe that ho
can never again assiimo tho honorable posi
tion which ho onco occupied iu tho Army.
Ho may not havo received any of tho pro
ceeds of those frauds, yet ho "touched pitch,
and was defiled,"
Speaker Kerr lias 'returned, after a short
vacation. His health seems much improved
uul ho now presides with his accustomed
benator Sharon, of Nevada, has finally
made up his mind to look somewhat after
tlio interests of his State, and is now In his
It is very patent that serious difficulties
havo occurred in tlio Cabinet lately. Tho
President has fiund iu Bristow a man en
tirely too honest and determined. Ho
thought liim like the rest of them easily
controlled and moulded nnd was doubtless
surprised to find him tlio opposite. The
great difficulty was that Bri.tow was too
dull to understand that his prosecutions
should not endanger tho peuco of the White
House, or tho third term. Matters will
probably be amicably settled, as Babcock
has escaped absoluto punishment.
In a partnership cat-o decided in the
Philadelphia court of common pleas, a for
mer partner was held llahlo for a debt con
tracted after its dissolution, tho judge charg
ing that in cases of dissolution of co-part
nerships thcro bhould bo a personal notice
of the fact to all persons with whom tho
firm had been dealing, and a public notice
In tho paper, to relievo parties from respon
llHt'OHT OF Tlti: lNVDiTKlATINO COMMIT-
Mr. Rcighnrd from tho committeo ap
pointed by tlio House last session to Inves
tigate tho nllalrs of tho Stato Treasury has
submitted tho following report:
To the Honorable, the Members nf the House
of Heprescntativcs, ele:
The committeo nppolntcd by tho Ilouso
to Investigate lho accounts of tho treasury
of tho Stato, in accordance with tho resolu
tion of tlielr appointment, mado two re
ports to lho governor and auditor general.
Ono on tho 20th of July, 1875, nnd another
on tho 21st of October, 1875. To theso re
ports tho committeo respectfully refer tho
House for facts and conclusions not contain
ed In this,
At tho beginning of their labors on tho
l.'Uh of April, lS7i, tlio committeo met with
nn unexpected obstruction to tho succcs--fill
prosecution of tho work assigned them,
Tho Stato Treasurer refused to recognize tho
powers of tho committee or to permit the
accountant access to tho books nnd papers
of the treasury. Tho Houso was not then
in session and its aid could not bo invoked.
In this emergency tho committeo resorted
to tho next best means of obtaining tho in
formation sought, viz: By nn examination
of tho executive nud legislative documents
published yearly. From these sources in
formation was gleaned upon at least two
subjects of general interest. It was ascer
tained first that about $3,100,000 had been
diverted from lho sinking fund without
constitutional warrant, and second : That
an nvcrago monthly balnnco of $2,100,000
was retained iu tiio bauds of tlio treasurer
nf tlio Stato for a period of twelve years, be
ginning with 1S02, nud not ono dollar ac
counted for as interest upon tho same.
Upon tlio first of thco questions tho com
mitteo again call attention to tho amend
ment to tho constitution adopted iu 1857,
which created tlio sinking fund and pro
vided that, "unless iu case of war, invasion
or insurrection, no part' of said fund shall bo
used or applied otherwise than iu the ex
tinguishment of the public debt." Tho samo
clause was inserted in the constitution of 1S73.
Notwithstanding the existence of these plain
fundamental provisions, a portion of the
moneys flowing into tho sinking fund were,
yearly applied to other purposes than tho
payment of tho public debt. To coyer up
this diversion, tho sinking fund balance was
published as if no withdrawal had taken
place, nnd yearly the published accounts
showed a larger, balance iu the sinking fund
than tlio entiro balance in tho Stato Treas
ury. This deceptive system was maintained
until tho load became too heavy to bu longer
carried, and tho unwieldy and imaginary
balance was dissipated by n stroke of tho
pen. It was May 0, 1S74, that tho balance
iu tho sinking fund of $1,750,810.37, sud
denly contracted into $1,22S,711.71, and tho
resolution of the sinking fund commission
ers alone tells the story of its disappearance.
A summary of this transaction will bo found
in tho following table :
Balance iu sinking fund No v. 30,
1808. $031,032 70
Balance in treasury Nov.r,0,lS0S.l,013,115 37
Balance in sinking fund Nov.30,
1800 2,815,0 IS 20
Balance in treasury Nov.30,18C9. 1,400,802 40
Total amount withdrawn from
sinking fund Nov. 30, 1SC0. 1 ,414,(38 2 71
Balanco in sinkiit fund Nov.30,
Balance in trcasiiryNovc.30,1870.1, 302,742 12
Total amount withdrawn from
sinking fund Nov. 30, 1870. 1 ,71 1,780 .IS
Balanco iu sinking fund Nov.30,
Balanco in treasury Nov. 30.1S71. 1,470,808 50
Total amount withdrawn from
sinking fund Nov. 30, 1S71. 2,002,12081
Balancoin sinking fund Nov. 30,
1S72. 3,492,014 03
Balanco in treasury Nov.30,1872. 1 ,482,450 01
Total amount withdrawn from
sinking fund Nov. 30, 1872. 2,014,15S 42
Balanco in sinking fund Nov. 30,
1873. 3.077.021 21
Balanco in treasury Nov.30, 1S73.1,825,151 21
Total amount withdrawn from
sinking fund Nov. 30, 1873. 2,152,770 00
Balnnco in sinking fund May 0,
Balance in treasury May 0, 1874. 1,337,020 01
Total amount withdrawn from
sinking fund May 0, 1874. 3,307,81S32
An account of this transaction is given in
tho report of tho commissioners of tho sink
ing fund for tho year ending November 30,
1874, page 14, in tho following language:
Amount credited in sinking fund ledger
iu order to equalize tlio general and
sinking funds and to enablo tho Stato
Treasurer to properly keep tho accounts un
der tho provisions of tho act of May 0, 1874,
as per resolution of tlio coinini-sioners,dated
May 0, 1874, $2,807,S17.!I2; amount charged
to general revenuo fund, $500,000,00 total
1'ho committeo are awaro that tho action
of tho commissioners anil Stato Tiea-urcr is
partly founded upon the act of April 14,
1870. But if that act had any validity as
against the constitutional provision abovo
quoted, it certainly could not apply to tho
money taken from tho fund during 1800 and
1870, before its passage. By reference to
tho table, it will bo seen that moro than
ono and a half millions wero taken from
tlio fund beforo tlio act was approved, What
however, was tho plain duty of tho public
officers haying tho money iu charge? Cer
tainly to uphold nnd iliaiutiiiu tho constitu
tion they had solemnly sworn to obey. Had
they done this, and used tho money of the
fund pacrcdly for its constitutional pur
poses, they would liavo done but their plain
duty and secured a reduction of tlio public
debt $3,500,000 greater than was accom
plished. Like events cannot trnnspiro iu
tho near future, as tlio legislation nf this
session, iu all human proba bility.will guard
niraiiist their recurrence.
Tlio eommitteodonot deem it essential to
ngain refer to the failure to invest tlio quar
terly balanco iu tlio sinking fund iu tho re
demption of an equivalent nmount of tho
public debt, His unnecessary to do moro
than to refer to the committee's report of
July 10, 1875, on this head, as, after tho
publication of tlint report, tho law was
more fully observed, For tho futuro tlie leg
islation of this session luis elected safeguards
which cannot bo easily bioken down,
In tho former reports the committeo re
ferred to the larger balances remaining in
the hands of tlio diflerc lit states treasurers,
They also call nttiiillou to tho fact that
not ono dollar litis ever been paid in tlio
stato treasury on account of inteiest received
on these balances. Believing it to bo a sub
ject of general interest, tlio committee havo
mado the following tubulated statement of
tho average amounts thus constantly in tho
hands of the itato treasury.
I, III tie
It will bo seen that these balances for tho
whole period embraced average tho sum of
$2,100,000 constantly on hand. At five per
cent for lho twelve years this would have
yielded tho enormous sum of $1,200,000,
Yet If any Interest lias been received tho
stale has not reaped the benefit. Certainly
tlio legislature at tlio present session has not
acted loo early in requiring tho stato treas
urer anil tho holders of theso balances to
stato quarterly under oath what Interest or
other consideration lias been paid on account
of public deposits,
Thecom'iiitteo havo proceeded with this
line of inquiry as far as was deemed practi
cable, proceeded to the examination of wit
nesses whoso testimony is herewith append
ed. They nls ulpnviaod William V.
M'Giath,' " William II. Kemble, W. W.
Irwin and R-ibert W. Mackey to appear and
testify. Tho subprcias wero returned Octo
ber 5, 1875. Mr. Mackey nhuio lesponded,
but still denied tho authority of tho commit
tee. A second Mibpiena was served on Mr.
Mackey to appear before tho committeo nt
the Washington house, iu Philadelphia ;
to this he did not respond. Tlio committeo
found it impossible to continuo tho investi
gation, with any liopo of further success,
unless the testimony of theso witnesses
could bo obtained. At the beginning access
to tho books and papers of tlio treasury was
denied, and the state treasurer and his pred
ecessors maintained tlicir consistency by
contemptuously disregarding the subpieuas
of the committee. It is now for the Hou.-o
to act. Tho committeo havo exhausted
their power. They herewith return tho
subpeenas and the sworn statement nf ollirors
of this House as to tlio service. Theso stib
prenns wero disregarded by William X.
.McGrath, William If. Kemble, W. W.
Irwin and Itobert W. Mackcy, and tho spec
tacle is presented of four persons who nro
holding or have held a plaeo of high trust
iu the commonwealth refusing to answer
under oath befuro a committee of tho Houso
whether or ndt they have been faithful pub
lic sorvauts. Whether lho Houso has pow
er to compel them to testify the committeo
deem it wholly unnecessary hero to discuss.
O. If. Ri:inn.uti,
F. W. ()ti.Nsii:i!,
M. R. Wish,
M. A. I0.M1IICK.
Robert Collycr says there's a good deal
of Christianity in keeping tho Snow oil
your sidewalk. Another winter like this
ono will lead Robert to take that back.
,4 UDITOR'S NOTICE.
X i:staib or John i-isiir.x, inrFASi n.
n l)ir fii'nlitnm1 Ctimtfif (hlmnhlil ('inintu.
Tim undprslLT.eil nudllnr nnnolnlcd to distribute
lKil.uiro In tlio li.milsnr Iteulieu .Miller, executor of
the estate or .loan i.iiideii, 'icreaseii, win nin-mi to
t lie duties ot his appointment nt the ollho of livoek
wuy A' r.lwell, In lilnomstiuri,-, on Tm "-day, Man li
2s, is".",, at In o'clock, ii. in., when nml whero nil
persons luMn,' claims ngnliisi tho said estate lire.
lomineu u present hid wiiiiuuuiuiuiiiidiiniim.ui
bo debarred I rum coming la lor a share of mid fund.
m:i. i:. i:i,wj:i.u
Uloomsburi', March s, IsTC.-it. Auditor.
,4 UDITOR'S NOTICE.
rhtlio matter of the Mipitn's s-aicrf tlio property,
leal estuteff banlel MiMler nnd D.iulel siijdei ,v
Company, and Abrum fMijderand llnrtiuaii.
The unilerslsned. appointed by the Cotirl of Com
mon l'leas of Columbia county to dlstrllmto the
money nrMiiKtiom wild sales to and ahiiui','st tho
lien creditors, will peirunn tho duties of his appoint
ment at the oll'.ee of llreeliway it Klwell In liluuhis
barir on 1'ihlay, Maieh aist, is,i, nt 1" oVloel; a. in.,
when ami where all persuns Interested will am nd.
u:o. i:. i:i.w:i.i.,
In tho matter of tlio Kilo by thoSheilff ot (he real
estate ot dailies I.eo on I.kvaki 1-achs No. Ml,
l'eb'y term, IsTC.
The underslsnti' auditor, nppolnti d by the Court
toUMilhute the money nil-lmr In m the sliei Ill's
silo iu this ease, will! muml to the duties of lilsnn
tiolulmenl on Nitunla, theslh tliij ot April A. 11.
isTci, at 10 ocloil; a. m., at the MioillT's onice, In
llloomshtire. at which time and plaie all persons nro
hereby r nulled to make tlielr Halms betoi i. lho au
ditor of bu debaned fiom cuIiUuk n upon wdd ruinl.
Illoomsbui'if, Marili 3, 1STG-It Auditor.
Real EsttUo & Persoiml properly !
Tlio subscribers, exieutors of Win. .7. i:.er, late of
the town of cnlawlssa, Columbia tounlj, ikeeaseu,
will expose to public sale on
SATURDAY, MARCH 18tb,lS7(i,
at tlio lato residence of tlio aforesaid decedent, a
HOUSE AND LOT OF GROUND
tholatolrcMiloiice of the decedent, situato In the
town of Cut nw Ism, ootnposed of a tame rrnine
Dwelling House, oiiihouH'.s mid a liain. and also at
the same t lino will ho exposal Id public side a cer
tain pit mixes slluato at the turner of Main and
Front streils In the town of catawbsu, composed of
a 1 oum now occupied ns a ttoie, a
not 'liLF. mvEu.ixa-uo t wj,
nnd a bullillnir now occupied nsa mcriuant tailor
shop. Also al the same time a lot ot
fnlo to commence at ten o'clock of said day, when
terms of sale w 111 bo mado know n bv
i'. i'. i:vi:i!,
w m. i:yi:k.
i.i 'jiiuit i:vi:ii,
catawlssa, Mnicli :i, l70 ts. ll.ueutois.
r IVENI'':KE7Weare givin- $05 sew
1T machines, huntlnceaxe walches. velvet
vests nnd Mai k silk drcssi s Ireo w Itli our (.reenbaek
I'uckanes. bend to Imcnlors luloii, iv.t tine nulili
htiect, New Voik. Mtuili !Mw.
PSYCIIOMAXCY or bOUL CHARMING.
How elthir sex muv lubilnalo and ualn tlio
lui o and an t ot lois of any person I hey choope Instant
ly. Tills simple uctiuliiinciit all inn possess, free, by
mall, for we, toKothcr with n liiniilak'o ituWle, l.i;.vp
tlait, oiaile, diiuinx, hlnlsto ladles, wi ddlntf-iuifht
hlilrt, A.e. A ouetr book. Add.cbs, T. Wlllaiu Co,
icturv, 'a TIdU, C?i. Prd
. Ihui4 lull
. I. Par VI 1.
GROUNDS, BUILDINGS, SUTV.'IS'
TIioha ilflflirlai m.'iuSr, fcrclllt Torrrn,iiitlMi. ail
lOMiitlth it ill.. liito-iMcix tin Uvai!. MUtrvraiibrr 4 I'nb.
lUhift, U. W. Cvr. IU u Uim't bu., rial!.. bt-bl Ur Uftular.
The Urmkst ikllinij Uulennial Jlouk ir
As It was nnd L, trcutliifr of nurhlstoty nndpov
eminent, rurleil boll and climate, u n mountain",
lakes iHei-h, fc'ieut iltlixntid manufaettlieb, wealtli
Hi minerals Intttiml ImpioM mints, lice schools,
woiulciful noliloumentx, uriIi ultuie, eotnmeiee, II
nancis, cutlosltus, ele A splendid Wow of this
MlL'htj Yunkeo Nation, I Ichlv lllustiated. Nothing
like It extant, laiiue blre, low pilee. Ak'cntH want
ed ticii'Ki.v. 'letins easy. Additbs, llfliliAltli
JIKOti, Mj WunbiiuM., I'lilla. Jliumw
A Farm ol' Your Own
The Best limfy Haid Times!
Best and Cheupc&t Railroad Land
A to on tie line of tlio
UN ION TACIFIU EAILU0AD
frture it Jome .Aom'.
Full liifotmutliiibtiitl ltl i:io oil pnilstf World,
Atldieut, o. 1'', Imvls, Luud C'cin'r V, 1', II, It., Oma
II 4 Co, Alurcli3-x)w,
JOSTliltS, 40., 40.,
Neatly and Cheaply printed ot tlio Colum.
NXITA'L STATUMlitfTOl' Til if
lll.OOM I'OOH D1STUIUT.
lllooinslmru, Pa., February lstlt 1870.
WilililAM KUEAMKH, Tienstirer.
IP Al'UT. WITH tllOOM l'Ootl bISTIlll'T,
From .lanital y 1.1, 187ft, to Febrinuy is, I'M.
TufJiiKlinl J. II, lKl;l,i:U Trimmer
Iriini laxt settlement t 97
11 Cash received nil llloom llupll-
eato rot' 171 a.7 OS
" Ciili leeo.ved on Seott Dupllcnlo
rue 1S71 201 OS
" cali leeelvel on Urptmwnoil Im
plicate for tS7l .lis 11
" e;ili leeilM'il on Sugniloaf Dupli
cate lor 1S7I 117 78
" cash leeelveil on llloom Implicate
for 1!7.1 2,5.17 M
" caslt tecelved on Scott for llupll-
cutn ror 17.1 77111
" eli veeelM'ilon Urconwood Dupll-
cuto for 1H73 101 00
' dixit vecelveil on Hurgiulnnf for
IMipllenlu for "'! 1io0
" eitsli received for lleef Cntllo bold. Sou 20
" euli received tor Hay bold 30 11
" euh teeidM-d tor Wheat bold M 17
' eali lee'd Tor llultef laud ,V Hiom. 10 7J
' cif.li teeelveil or Davlil Diluoll on
Duplicate of 1S7' 1 r,0
" eali reo'd or llunvlllo I'oor DM... Sibil
" Aint. to balanco duo tlio Tieasmer 137 01
Ily orileis ledcetneil fi,MI fi )
" commission on same 13311
$",&u'.l 71 '
Examined anil certified.
umjaii r. 1, I.
llxninlneil by us at Directors lenuest nml
VM. KUHJKllAUM, ) All,,,0..,
JOHN K. OKOT.. j Amnion..
IS ACUT. WITH lll.OOM, SCOTT. CUKttX
WOOD AND SUHAItl.UAF TWl'S.
To unpaid orders outstanding Febnt-
my is, 1S7H 00 31
14 Italiineo on lllooiit Duplleiito lor
171 (less ex. A. com.) 3:7 (H
" llalaneo on Scott Dupllcato for
1S7I (less ex. Aceom.) 201 OS
" llalaneo on Urcomvnod Implicate
for 171 (less ex. .V com.) 311 11
" ItahineooiiMigniloiirDiiplleato for
1S7I (les ex-. .V com.) 11773
" Ami. of llloom Dupllcato for 1s73..2,sx,t!i'i
" " " .xeott DuplicatolorlS7."i... laTui 3.1
" " " Oiienwood " " "... tils as
Migurinar " " 3i'3 10
" " icc'd. lor Cattle, Urnln, Hay,
Ac. sold 401)21
" Aint rcc'il nf David Demott on l)u-
" Aint. lee'd Horn D.mvlllo 1'oor
lilslilet 21 b0
" Anil, rcc'il of J. II. lkcler Treasurer
for 1S7I '. 23S7
" Ann. duo Win. Kieamci' Ticasurer
lor 1x73 137 01
Ily outlamllni? orders redeemed .10100
UMmeralloox ,v Com. on llloom
iitipllealu t'iris7l US 47
' i:oneiatlons Com. on bcott dit-
plicate for 1x71 Ill 17
' KMiueiations A Com. iiiccnwonil
duplicate tor 1ST I II CO
" Kvonoi'utlons ,c Com. hug.irloaf
dupllcnlo tor 1X71 10 OS
41 llalaneo on llloom dupllcato lor
1x7.1 (lox ex. .6 com.) 3JS 10
44 llalaneo on .xeott duplicate lor 1S7.1
(lexil'X. A. com.) 8S12J
44 ltilaneo on titeenwooil duplteatu
lor 1x7.1 (lox ex. A com M73S
41 llal.ineo 011 Mtpivloaf dupllcato tor
1x7:1. (Iex os. A com.) 213 10
41 eoniinlxxton to Tiea-uier 13.111
4 Ann paid sundry pei-xons lor out
side loHef 211.110
44 Atut. patil sundry itetennx for coal. 11137
44 Atut. paid sundry porxonx for
44 Atut. paid tm-TiivertA: Inxiirances.. litstM
44 Ann. palil lor 111 luting 2.110
4 Atut. paid lor . hoe and Mnuitin. .. b7 7.1
44 44 4- I'atutlugandlepalrs.. Ill IS
4' 44 44 lltalti Drill S3 00
44 44 Danvlllo liiMinu Axyliim
(for 11. W. Fox) 20134
44 Atut. paid S. Sloan lor llomt ami
44 Amt. paid Stewards salary bound
44 Amt.aiil Diieelora and Secretary
Salary 2110 01
44 Ami. paid for Lightening rod loeo
44 Atut. paid Atts. nml wllnoxs lor
Ilexelte Ilyetly'rt lllxo 211 1.1
44 .Miscellaneous expenses Including
Alcichutitxuml .Mechanics lllll.. 1,027 OS
llMitn ined ami eertllled.
JOHN K. UKOT.,
VAI.Ui: OF UllAI. AND FIlli'iON AI, 1'ItOl'
llltTY lllll.ONOlNli TO DlsTUICT,
Ily Fuiin and buildings valued nt.. .. 110,0(000
" lloilxhold tuniltilio valued at.... 27.100
44 I'aimingtiteiixeNvaliieil at 0x01,0
44 Uialu 011 hand valuidat nmoi
44 II Acies Wheat ,V lt u In grounds 112 on
44 2 Horses, b heail Clillle, 2ii Hogs.. (..1010
44 Hay, Coin lodder, nud I'oullry... 27.100
44 I'nllc, lauil, l'otlltoex, Ac, y.HJ OU
44 llalaneo on llloom. duplUalo 1S73
(h s ex. .t com) ; 32S40
44 llalaneo no Seoll iliiplttntu lb73
(lexx ex. A com) 2etJ
44 llalaneo on tiieenuood duplleiito
1S7.1 (lesx ex. A com) 137 .'IS
44 llalaneo on sugarloaf dupllcato
lNl(lexsex A. coin.) 213 10
44 Jiidgiiiient and luti'iexlagaluxt
Cathaiiiio Long, Ml 00
Ill'IlTS AND I.IAIIII.ITIIIS.
To onlel nutxtamllug IU) It t
I Aint. dueTliaxliter 13701 107 37
44 llalaneo in t.ivomi District
Amount paid for tellefo, W. Fot.
Ami. paid fm' lelief.Mr. Miller....
Ann. iiiil lor reilet Mr. Ilccisuml
Amt. paid lor lolli I Anna dcn...
Ami. p'd loi'icllel lluirlet lleliuer
Amt. paid bu Collin ot Mixx Infold
Ami. paid leliot I'lir-abMi xamuelx.
Ami. paid lor Coal lor sundry jior
sotis Ami. paid lor medical atteiidaiue.
Ami. paid tor Turnips ,
other c.xpeueo-. lor outxldo leiiet'..
:vi meals to Tiauipxut 1' llottxo 2Jo
I'llODL'CTS OF TIIK FAIiM.
Ilusliels Wheal at jl.20
llu-helxOatH at 40
Ituxhels llyo at 7.1
UtixhcN Coin Faisat 2.1
llil-hels l'nliiloeal to
Shea ch Cot 11 stocks at s
Iludles Km, straw at l.l
Tons Hay at is.ni)
It U I nl.li'im, nt .-.
Founds Hotter at
l',,M,i.U l'. ,!.- ,.t
l'oumU Heel at
Number of natipt rs admlt'd dining lho year.
4 4 4 44 lelt inning tho jiar 4
44 44 44 dlid iluiing tlio i ur I
44 4- 4 4 lcumiuing in Foor II, 17
TIIOs. CIlI'Vl'l.lNli, )
WM. KUIIAMIIU, 5 Dlieclors.
PEAS, DieerV Extra E.irlv. Ecailv Corn,
Deans, Tomato, cut uiaber, uml all oilier seeds
lor .Murket ilardiiiei'b, FuiiilllcH, Ac. fiend slump
for Dicer's (iaiUcn calendar for ls70, with pilces,
Henry A. Duir, 714 tlietluut sticot, I'liilaoVlpuU.
Feb Is Cw.
Feb is, '70-ly.
VAI.UAIil.K REAIi ESTATE 1
Thero will bo exposed to sale nt. public enduonn
tho premlios, paitlj In dreinwood ami l'lnulowu-
TUESDAY, MARCH 2Ut 1S7U.
at 1 o'cloik, p in tlio following Ileal IMate to wit :
1. A 1 1 act of land iltuatid 1 li illy 111 t.ieeunood
anil partly In Pine timnshlps, adjoining laudaof
.lames l.cggott, Fitileilek Hates, l'aikers, heirs
of John Johnson, Uiceusid, containing
anl 10 perches, whereon nro erected a (li 1st -Mill, a
Tlirco Dwelling Houses
ono llarn, btubleu for mill, mid other out buildings.
A tract of land tltuato In Pino township, a'ljolnlng
lands of the hi Irs of Thomas luMs.Jacoii Cliilsllan,
Jacob Drclblebls, Win, elUhaiiiiucr and oUicls, con
taining 104 ACRES,
ami twoMv-nlno porches, nn well tlmbeiid.
Tlicxo two tiueisof laud wero lately (ho ettatool
Jackson .1. liobblns,
TIlHMs Ten pi r lent of one-fouith if tho pur
chase money to 1 0 paid ut exuutlon of nKUHUunt
to purchase, the balanco cf the u.e-foiiiili on lho
tli-btday of Apill nml, ami tho teinulLlng thrte
fourths In ono jcur fioin Apill Hist, next, with
uteiebt lioia April 1, Ibio, at which Una) 1 owcbbloii
IstolMi flion. 1
Funhaber to pay for v riling, 4 e of lueils.
EXiaXX? WATCHES, CLOCKS,
Silvenvaro, "Watches uml Jewelry
Ladles' ami fleiitlcmcn4u Gold and sllicr Watches,
of Amcilcuu abil Foriijfu manufacture.
Silver and Plated Waro, Clocks,
PINK JKWKMIY, AO., AO.
REPAIRING AND ENGRAVING
Hiioiinilertirn'4rt would hereby srlvo notico to nil
btrtloit Indebted tnliltn, on nolo or book account, to
como foiwnnl and Mttlo nt onco or tho nccoiuitsvlll
ire tilnceil In tno nanus of tlio proper officer lor col-
Fib. 4-lf. HTIU'IIKN KNOItlt.
Notice h hereby (riven to all peinotis Hint my w Ife,
llnuna llvaus, lias left my bed nnd board without,
my consent, and tho samo nro hereby oautloneil not
to harbor her. or let her liavo nintlilliL' on lav ac
count, ns I will not pay any bjlls cotitrneted by her.
rit.?iii,i., i. laa.i-i
Feb. 23, '70-3t J'n.
folate nf Athrt l'oxclcr, deceased.
The undersigned Auditor to mnko distribution ot
tlio balance of the funds In the hntulsor lvalah llower
Ailmlnlxtratorof the c-lalo ot Ashel Fowler, Into
of llenvlck, deceased, nmong tho tmrllcH entitled
thereto, will attend In the. duties ot Ids appointment
nt the oflleo ot M, 11. Jncksoti I on, Iu lierwlok on
Thursday lho 23d ilny of .March ls7n, when ami
where nil persons Inning claims ngftlnst tho said
estate aro teipiesteil lo present tho samo beforo tho
Auditor or bu debarred from coming In for n shnro ot
bald rural. UUI11', It. I.I ITI.i:,
J2i KSTATK 01' IIOOKIDi SIIICK, fincKA'KD.
r?t tors testamentary on the estate of lieorgo slilck
laloof Cntawlxsatwp., Columbia county, Deceased,
haiobceu granted by the Itrglstcrof snld county, to
II, J, Keedcr of Cnlawlssa Columbia coun
ty, Fa, F.xccutor, to whom all persins indebted to
said estate aro icqucstcd to mako lajimnt nml
thosu haWag claims or demands ngnlnxt tho said
estate will mako them known to tho snld Fxecutor
without delay. 1I..1. ItUIUlFK,
Feb. I ot Fxcculor.
nsTATE OF SYt.VlSTEIl t'EAl.t:!!, PKCEASFll.
1 no undersigned. Auditor to mnko illstrlbullon ot
tho balance of tho funds among tho heirs c,f Sylvester
Fealcr, deceased, will nlloml to tho appointment
nt lay olllco. In Iilooinshurg, on Thursday tho soth
day, of .March A, 11.1x711, when nnd where all persons
haMng claims against the said estate aro reunited
to present tho samo beforo the Auditor, or bo do
barred from coming In for a bhnru of said fund.
i:. 11. OIIN Is,
Illoomsburg, Feb. 2.', '7C.-4t Auditor,
K.irATFI OK JOIl EIIKAIIMIN, UnCElSEll,
beltersof Administration on lho estate of Jacob
Shcarmnu, lato of lleaer townxhip, Columbia Co.,
deceased, havo been granted by the llcglslcr of said
county Jo Nnlhaulircilbf liner Jr.,of lleaier twp All
pi 1 sins haling claims against tlio estate of the dece
dent aro lerpiebted to present them ror settlement,
and thoso Indebted to ihnexiale to make pajment
to lho timhrblgiied ndmlntxtrator without delay.
na'iiian iiiii:i)1ii:nni:ii, ,n-.,
l'eb. via ot, Administrator.
4 GENTS. 100 Elegant Oil Cliromos mount--f.
ed, blzo 0x12, for SI, or w forjl. Chromosot
fieiy description. National Chromo Co., Fhlla.
Aur.sTs Wasted I Medals anil Diplomas awarded
for. io roRIAli MULES.
lsno illustrations. Addiess for new circulars. A. .1.
Hotmail K Co., 1)3 J Arch street, Fhlla. Feb. ls-iw
1,oeo Agents, teachers, students, tn"ti anil women
wanted 10 bell cnsiEssiit. II iktkeii ok hie U.K.
Shows gmml results ot loo j ears' progress. A wholo
library. 4iiostou tilobe" Not a luxury but a neces
sity. "Intor-occan" llokt belling book published.
Iiooilpaj. Want lion. Ag't In eiery city of tuaui.
Address .I.e. .bciirdy ,t Co., Fhlla. l'eb. Is-lw
A GENTS wanteil for our new anil illustrated
JV, CExrKVMAi. Mac or Fksnsvi.vanii, &1mi other
maps and religious eliaitx. Thu best belling ai tides
of the 1l.1t. Addiess, Ilaasl.s ,v, I.uhrcchl, Fmplio
Map IMubllshmcnl, li'7 Liberty street, New York.
1 eb Is-ln
W A VTIs'I" Agents for tho best selling
iVl I Vj I I'llzo Package In lho world.
Ii contains It, sheets paper, 1.1 entelopes, golden pen,
penholder. peiicll,;pali 111 j tint measure, and a piece,
ot Jewell'), singlo package with pair of elegant
lioid stone slooto Heltons postpaid, u. cents, s lor
I. 'I ids p ickago has been examined by t ho publish
ers of Hie cotuuniAN and found us tepiescntcd
worth the money. Watches glten away toallagcnis.
HIIIDi: ,t CO., 703 llroailway, X. Y,
COUGIIt!, C0LIKS, H0AHSKXKSS,
AND TIiaOAT DISEASES
WELLS' OAR B0LI0 TABLETS
Fut tiponiv in IlLFi: 1IOXIX
ATritx! nil Hurt) Itcincily.
For sale by druggists generally, and JUHNSTON'
Hi)LI.oVA A. Co., Philadelphia. I'a. '
D A Co. Febis-tw
l-senil 1 Catalogue I) Mnr.tlaud ! J. F. .MuncI1a.11
i' for A ami li nnd Jl Smjitia, )
1 no Mnpsot Delaware Delaware
leb !,'7iJ 4w
MINI) Iveailing. IVyeliomaney, Fascination,
soul dimming, mesincrMn, and mnirlago
guiue, bhotvlnghow either sex may rasclnato ami
gain lho lote and nlTeellua utuuj person thevenooxu
Instant i.t, 11m pages, by mall, to) cents. Hunt ,tCo.
U'JS. ;th street, Philadelphia. fcb4-lw.
V NTi:i, At.IlNTS in eterytownto enntnssfor
Dr. corners new nnd popular IIISToitV OF I'FNN
sVI.V M., trom Ihe dullest dl-coterj tothopies
cut time. A splendid bonk, complete liionotoluuie,
ii.i.i'sTinii'ii. ami publl.-hod ut a ptleo wllhln reach
of the people. A into clianee rur ullrxt class can.
ta.xser. Addiess the pubiuiieis. Ouaker city Pub
lishing Co., ait .'v 2111 induce St., Fhiiadtlphla.
Feb 4-1 w
Manufactured by tho
.SuEainutiilcr ;iat! liar 'tuniy
Theso bars hate been used and upproted In up.
wards if ;,oiiu rut nates. In fiutorles, steamers and
locomotltis, and 1110 supiilor to tilt others In
durability mill (cntioiny iu tlioiiseoi' tucl.
Satbr.ictlon guarantied, llefcrcnecs In nil parti, of
l .s. nunc, 102 1. roadway, N, V. F, o. lio.x iseir.
Immense Success .' 50,000 of the Genuine
already sold, Tills Velernu Fxplonr ranks among
lho laoslhetolc Uguies of tho ccnturt ; utul Hits
book one of Hie most iininiknblo of Ihetige. 'I hill
ling In Intciest, Illustrated ptoluseli, nml being tho
ouly entile ami Mithciiilc lire, lho millions uioeagir
for II, unit whle-awako agents aiowantul quickly.
For proof nnd terms address Hubbard 1110s., Fubs.,
78J sairuia b t., phlladi Iphla.
11Y VIliTFi: OF A WHIT of FI. Fa. Isxsuod out
ot the Couit of tominoti l'leas of coimnll.i county,
andtoiue illriUeil will bo cxpottd 10 ball) at tho
Cotul llollau uu
TUESDAY, AlARCll 7, 1S7U.
at 1 o'clock p. m nil that eeitnln lot of land rltu.ito
In the town ot liloiinbburg Columbia counly Fa-,
buundul 011 tho bouth b.t l.nuts ot o. Weaterb hell's,
on the win bj Mm rs alley, on the north by Fourth
bticet, nnd lioiillhg ui Matket btteet on thoenst
torn -tour Uct, win non is elected two two Mm lid
frame dwelling house mal oul liiillUIuys. 'lho lot Is
well milled, lho piojxnj will bo bold Inouoor
two lots to bult pun hater.
seUid, taken Into cmciuioii, and to Lo sold as
thopiopcily of Jcsic Coleman.
I1V VI1ITF n OF A WltlT OF FI. FA., lsueil out of
tho Couit of common Picas of Columbia county aim
lo 1110 diiieted, will be e.xpobiil to sale ut tho court
house lit lilooniaburg 011
. MONDAY, MARCH l.'l, 1870,
at 1 o'clock p. m., the following lots or pieces of land
blluate In I spy, bcott tow rbhtp, Columbia county, to
wit: lot No. l, fronting on south bldo of Peiina. ca
nal, uiljilulny let cl Win cnrum ontho east nnd
otheis 011 lho weft, whiicon Isenctcila l' btory
Iiamo dwelling house, wllh tlio appuileiianies.
"One other lot, No'.', flouting onCnnal street, eoii
tier 011 alley udjolnin laud of Ponn'.i canal company,
win rcon Is erected a i, btory frame dwelllug houso
una btublc, wllh lho nppuiieiianccs.
Onoolhirlot, No 8, flouting on Mnlnstrcct.ror
ncrnf Cannimcet. uiljolnlng lot 01 Joseph .Miller,
wl.etcon 1110 iittltd tluio iwo-story liaino dwelllug
houses, with tho tippurietiuiices.
01.0 oilier lot, No 4, fioiitlngonSfConilslirct, ad
Joining lot of lioliitliibt mal olhirs, whereon Is
eiicli d n two-Mi ry liiimu dwelling houso and Ma
ble, w llh thu uppurtinumvs.
Ono other lot, No Clroiillngon Second blreet, nil
Jo nlng lot ot 'Unions catellng, Jr., and otheis,
wheieiui Is itecled a l H story fiumo dw elllng house
w lth tho tippiu lenaueij.
ono other lot. No c, fronting on Second btreet, ad
Jululrir lot cf 'Ihomus lieiillng, Jr., wlureon u
ciiotulu two-bioiy HiiinoUwelhug house or olllcu
and tiit-houH',wlth the uppuileiianub,
0110 other lot. No 7, fronting on t'icond Krcet, nil
Jolnliig lots 01 Win. ALloll nnd Isuuo Cieteilng,
whtiion uio iiiiiid h iwo-blory mime, dwelllug
house, pinning mill, shop or btoruuo house, le with
K'l.iil, tiikni into o.i outlon, and lo bo bold as thu
proput) of 'Ihomus W. Fdgur,
, , , JI, (HlOVKIl,
Feb. is, lb7u,
IN THE JIATTIU OK THE H'lTIHC IT.IUOt:SIA.'rE OK
I'OSIIIAITOKJOUN IIOMON, 1)1 1 J'AbU4, WITH WILL
IAM I,. FA1IKS,
To Mnlhlas Uoblon, DaUiHen, Millltan Co. Fat
Fail lUblon. Fiiltiaouiit, lureitio (u, Fut lieuleti
liosion, Flshlngerei k.Coluinbia Co, Fu s O, D. Hmlu,
-Full Miiiiu.-uiiil luhr HiulU, minor chlldiui of
Folly MiulU deieufctd, whohuto I. K. KHikbuum.uit
their (iiiaiillnn in ini.ji, A. W, Vtcuuri Fit Uiuur
FMil ngt 1 1 1 k, Coluinlhuoutily ; .Malt f lier, Nuiill
coke, l.Uerne county i nml butuli 11, llltitnd, MM.
water, Columbia county t
You und i adi of jou uin hotcbj illid Ioboni.il
tippiur lifoio IhoJudkiscf the 011 buns' i tint i ii.
umblaiouMy. Fu, en tho Urn lobdii,t of Woj i.et,
then und I la 10 to bhow cause If nut, why nOuiteof
M 1 1 Itic i I'd loi mnuiu tl i oi.t i ui t Hioulu not 1 e mado
!u. !.' Islalo 'f il'ld Jlhli Foklui wllh thoudd
W llllnin I., i'ui ks for lho t.ulu by lit tlclo of ncri i li.t nt
of buldJoMil.oMin to mid Wlbiim I.Juiksiiu
ctittilntrnctof loud tltuato In Juikton loiwuLIp,
Columbia county, limiijIiaLlo, "
,,,, , H. V. EAIlIt,