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THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBURGr, COLUMBIA COl NTY, PA.
Friday, Mrvrcli 10, 1870,
There U ono liidtiputnblo fact, and that
Is that Htitherford II. Hayes now Inaugural
ed a thochlcf c.tccutlveof the United States
holds the position through the partisan de
cisions of n majority of tho Electors! com
mission, ltcnubllcans oi character admit
that the Louisiana Heturnlng Board was a
fraud, aud that that state went fairly and
honeit'.y for Tllden. Well, Anderson &
Co. i hacked up by Judge Ilradlcy and bis
seven associates, who decided for party and
not fur principle, elected Hayes ; the people
had nothing to vjy alwiit it. Itut be that as
it may, Mr, Hayes 1 l'rcldeiit, and will bo
so for lour years to come, if nothing unfore
seen occurs. In his letter of acceptance
Hayes promised fairly, as all candidates do,
nud we placed but little reliance on his
promise. Now that he is actually in office,
the cotirne tlint he is pursuing makes it look
as though ho Intends to give us an honest
administration. His actions thus far are
I'ertainly not in accordance or compliance
with the wishes of the radical republicans.
This is proven by the opposition to the con
firmation of the gentlemen named us Cabinet
ollicer, two of whom, Devcns and Key, tire
Democrats. Kven William JI. Kvert's .n
knowledged to be ono of the ablest lawyeis
of the nation, named by Hayes as bis Seer
tary of State, was fought, and Shermsn, m
out aud out radical would have been defeat
ed if nit the Senators had voted.
It is rumored that Benjamin P. Uristmv
will be appointed to till the vacancy on t!
Supreme Bench caused by the resignation of
Judge Davis. If this be done, it will Lo ;i
direct slap in the face of Orantism. liristow
(a the man who pursued and convicted tl.c
whisky ring thieves, all of whom hive been
since pardoned out of prison by Grant. For
the valuable services rendered tho country
by Sir, Bristow he was forced to resign from
fhe Cabinet. It is probable that Hayes will
recognize the Hampton government in South
Carolina and the Nicliolls government in
Louisiana. If he does so, be will be en
titled to no special credit for doing his duty,
as no honest man doubts that both these
men were elected governor of his respective
states; it will show however, that he is not
under the thumb of the Camerons and Mor
tons and Chandlers, and other of that ilk,
all of whom would gladly see the justly
chosen officer of those states ousted by
force or fraud. How the new President will
hold out is a question that cau be solved
only by time. If ho pursues tho course in
dicated by his present conduct, he will cut
loose from the demagogues that have ruled
and ruined the nation for eight years, and
will unite the best elements of all parties,
Into an administration party. If he does not
do this, he proves himself a weak tool in the
hands of bad advisers outside of the Cabinet
he has chosen, and wilt be unable to com
mand t ho re.-pect even of the men, who shall
wind him on their Gugers.
Mr. James O. Blaine is a Senator. It is
the same Mr. Ulaiuo of Maine who was not
nominated for President, and who affected
the leadership of tho republican side of the
House of Iteprcscntatives in Congress. Up
on being admitted to the Senate he at once
made a dire for the leadership there, but it
is altogether likely that in this effort Mr
Blaine of Maine will be frustrated. There
are too hue older and wiser senators who
aspire to that position.to permit a new mem
ber to take their laurels from them on his
first appearance. But the arguments of
Blaine are really logical, and ho is making
it quite uncomfortable for certain other sen
ators. Ho wants to know why It is that the
Electoral Commission declared in favor of
Hayes in Louisiana, and yet the senate will
not recogtilzs Packard, the republican can
didate for governor as the legally elected oc
cupant of that office. It is certainly awkward.
Hayes and Packard were cither both elected
or both defeated, but It does not follow that
becanse Hayes has been declared elected that
Packard ought to be. In the uncertainty of
the Electoral bill, the commission decided
on their own powers, and rejected all evi
dence of fraud. The duties of the Senate
are carefully set forth and the law gives it
the power to decide upon the eligibility of
Its own members. Kellogg, who was elected
Senator by the Packard Legislature applied
for his seat and was objected to. It is in the
power of the Senate, and it is their sworn
duty to ascertain and determine his right
and this brings up the whole question as to
who is the legally elected governor of
Louisiana. The Senate knowing that that
state yoted for Tilden .will scarcely attempt
the double fraud of recognizing Packard.
They know that he can sustain his govern
ment only by the use of troops, and soon
the order for tho withdrawal oi the soldiers
will go forth,Packard will fall to the ground,
and there will be on end of bim. We rather
think Mr" Blaine has put his foot in it. He
certainly cannot sustain bis position, and is
making many enemies by his course, lilalue
will hooii go to meet Cameron.
Fielders is a pretty good fellow ; Is rather
goo 1 looking; parts his hair In tho middle;
thinks ho is uncommon smart,and reports for
tho Shenandoah Herald, But like most repor
ters he draws altogether too much on a vivid
Imagination, aud consequently be comes to
Bloomsburg and writes letters to the Herald
about all sorts of things that never occurred
here. During the murder trial he amused
himself by calling the jury a stupid lot of
ignoramuses, fair samples of the general au
dience over which the Court could exercise
no control. He criticised our County Com
missioners most unjustly, and still has so
much to say about the county clerk, that we
have been led to tho inevitable conclusion
that fielders must have been kicked out of
the commissioners' ollica by the Baid clerk
on account of his impertinence. Hence,
this bitterness. Wo. would suggest right hero
that if that operation has not yet been per
formed It would be a good plan to carry it
into effect at the earliest opportunity. An
iniult to the clerk is an insult to the com
missioners ;' and an Insult to them in their
official capacity is a direct fling at tho people
who elected them.
But Fielders knows nil about our affairs
up hero. Fielders is wlso. Fielders talks
about our borough twenty years old, and our
supervisors and our Chief Burgess, and finds
fault with our roads and walks. Let us sug
gest that we never had a borough ; that our
Incorporated enrols not half of twenty years
old; that we have o supervisors, but a
street commissioner; and that in tho last
four years we have put down over seven
miles of sidewalks, graded all our streets
and paved tho principal ones. To be sure
we have no waterworks, owing to the fact
that a clause in the New Constltutian pre-.
vents the town from erecting them as munle
ipal property, but Fielders has no knowledge
of the Constitution. Within eight years we
have built new churches and Normal
Schools, and in the dullest of times hare
prospered as a town to as great an extent as
any municipal corporation in the State, not
excepting even the gn:it city of Shenando
ah hre the Hirall is published, and
whence Fielders is sent forth to wither the
news, and grind out sensV.hnal latter to
keep that journal in material. But Field
crs fays we are old fogies, therefore, we are
Let us give a sample of his nccurlcv. Jo
ihe lleraU of the 12th lnt.,he reportsa vis
it to his friend Kelly In jail.
"About nine o clock in tbe evening as
Kelly was giving us hisexperienco of wiling
in the neighborhood of the banks of New
foundland the Chief flurget made his p
pearapce with a batch of prisoners who had
been arrested tor appropriating bivalves to
which ihey had no claim." We have no
Chief Burgess, but our worthy President of
the Town Council will be surprisod to learn
that be has been performing the duties of
Chief of Police. Another little difficulty is
that at nine o'clock alter the prisoners had
been heard before Justice Brower, they were
admitted to bail and were not in tho i ail at
all. We publish in this connection, a letter
from the members of the guard denyiugsev
eral statements made by this samo Fielders,
This letter was sent to the Herald with the
request to publish it, and appeared on the
Bloomsburo, March 12, 1877.
Mr. Foster Sir: In your issue of Fri
day the 9th, there appeared under the head
of brevities a statement concerning Hester
and tbe Coal and iron 1'ellce on guard at
the Bloomsburi: jail, which was incorrect.
The statement was that one of tbe -officers
cave Hester a black eve on account of his
becoming obstreperous. Now Hester nor
any of tbe others have ever made us auv
trouble oi the kind, and it weuld be no
more than justice to tbe prisoners, ourselves
i n i . uti..u .i.r. .
unu an uuutcruvei w (juuiihu luia Buuemew,
and you will oblige us by bo Joiner. !In voui
issue of Saturday the lOtb, there appeared
a statement, mat we were cooped up in jail
that tho sheriffs household was overworked
and that it was the fault of the commis
sloners that it was so, and we are blamed
tor giving this statement to Mr. fielders,
which we did not do. It would be impossi
ble to be treated more kindly by anybody
than we have been by the Commissioners.
Clerk. Sheriff and the citizens of Bloom
generally. Aud we would further state that
it wsuld be exceedingly unhealthy for Mr.
Fielders to put in an appearance just now,
for we are informed that lie would be ridden
on a rail. By giving this correction a place
in your columns, you will oblige.
B. W. Horn,
C. & I. Policemen.
These gentlemen authorize us to say that
tbe entire report in the issue of the 12th
was a falsehood made up of whole cloth, so
far as any part that they took in tije inter
view with Kelly was concerned. Fielders
stock in this community is falling consider
ably below par, and it would only serve his
journal right if the citizens of this town and
county who have been so grossly misrepre
sented, would refuse to purchase a single
copy of tbe Shenandoah Herald.
AX ASS K1CK1NU A DEAU LION.
In 1872 Forney revolted against Cameron,
but the llepubhcun thought ho was tho
more disreputable of the two, and refused to
follow him. Siuco then, like a whipped
l i. .v.. . i r . i .1... i i .
uuuu, lie lias hissuu tuu uuiiu mat smote
hi m, approved of all his acts, aud endorsed
every violent and revolutionary measure of
tho administration. Now that Hayes lias
put tho Camerons down, and adopted a con
ciliatory com so to tlicbouth, time-ocrving
l'oruey lliugs his dirt at Cameron, and up
proves of a julicy, again't which tho JVett
shrieked during the whole campaign. Wo
quote trom the J'rett :
Invidious comparisons are drawn in come
of tho papers because while Ohio has got an
apparently disproportionate bhare of national
patroiiae-c, ana ."sew lork her usual lions'
chart. Pennsylvania has cot nothlne?. Hot a
word jicic. Our material for the affairs of
administration ana btatosniansUip, It mutt be
uuu;ieiuju, auii ne tay H wim au uuo re'
pcct, is not iueonsiderablc. Wo could up
ply enough IbrMiveral Cabinet, aud coutii
buto heavily to a " blue book" of illmimti.n
tiarica and consuls. Hut we have lived under
a Proconsul in this Statu fur about sixteen
cars, who with the bond of tho President.
icIuh-U aid to all who could not follow hi
eUiaatids. As this Proconsul has been thu
acknowledged distributor ol all national olli
fe in Pcuu)lvaiiia, wo hae been without
retpect at ina nations capital, except sell re
Jicct, aud without recognition, except that o:
a quiet mutual adniiratiou eociety. Penuayl
vaniahas never ctitutilaimsl or revolt.',!. ,in
iu a feeble, ineffectual way, because her lirst
many was u tiiti iiepunuean party, f'crba
President Haves will teach m ilmt 1', 111141'
vania is uoj half as abject as this cotuiwlled
uuuiumuuii juujr uave inuueeu nun to believe,
remaps nc may cbauge. it. liod knows 1
Old Simon Cameron and young Don Cam
eron have had a political mortgage on the
state of Pennsylvania for some years, with
interest payable whenever a United States
Senator was to be elected, and a small pay
ment made occasionally in Cabnet appoint
ments. The mortgage has been foreclosed,
n favor of the defendant. Just previous to
the foreclosure a new Cabinet was to be ap
pointed by a new band, one Hayes. The
Cameron clans were summoned, and the
republican members of the Pennsylvania
legislature prepared for the battle. They
wero even willing to vote away millions of
the people a money to put tbe state on a war
footing iu time of peace,and all this to tickle
Hayes! When tbe time for inauguration
arrived the Cameron forces wero on hand,
They went from Harrishurg, Pittsburg and
I'tiilauelpula. They went with nags aud
banners and drums and rum. They followed
the lead aud obeyed the beck and nod of
their illustrious chieftain. Old Simon
smirked.and young Don smiled for tliey had
it all right. Don carried the Pennsylvania
delegation at the Cincinnati Convection, for
Hayes wben tbe majority of thenrwtbt there
Instructed for Blaine and thus Hayes was
nomluated. Who then had a better right in
Cabinet ? But when the names of the new
ministers were sent to the Senate, the Secre
tary of war was not Cameron. And then the
clans hlowed out their torches, refilled their
flasks, buttoued up their coat collars, and
pulled down their bats, and took up their
weary homeward journey. The legislature
Is not so anxious to yot a million dollars
for war purposes as II was. Cameron does
not appreciate the base ingratitude of tbe
new executive, and Old Simon is as mad as
a hornet. Exit Camerons !
OUR IIARRlSUUItG LETTER.
Harmbdobo, March, 14th 1877.
Tho great sensation of the week In Har-
rlsburg Is tho resignation of United States
Senator Cameron and the rush of the party
leaders to tho capital to smooth the way for
Don to step into his fathers shoes. As events
have proved thero was no occasion for tho
slightest anxiety In regard to Cameron Jilt.
The opposition to his nomination was so
feeblo and lacked organized effort to such a
degree that practically there was no opposi
tion at all. Three or four republican mem
bers of the legislature did not attend tho
caucus and in the caucus but one vote was
recorded against the late Secretary of War.
Mr. Chapln ef Erie who cast tho solitary
vote afterwards moved ta make the Hon. J.
Donald Cajncrou'a nomination unanimous,
and it was done. The caucus was held yes
terday afternoon at ono o'clock and was over
in about a half an hour. A committee was
appointed to Inform tho Hon. Don of his
nomination and the spokesman of the com
mittee, the Hon. Horatio Qates Jones, who
wilt be n candidate for the republican nomi
nation for Governor, conveyed the informa
tion in a neat aud appropriate speech. The
prospective Senator replied in kind, pledg
ing himself to a hearty and earnest support
of'tho administration of President Hnyca
and a watchful care over the manufacturing
and Industrial Interests of his native state.
The Senate and House will assemble in joint
convention on Wednesday the 21st inst..
when unless a physical or political earth
quake should occur on or before that time J.
Donald Cameron will be elected to fill the
unexpired term of his father in the United
Too political cauldron begins to Beetbe
add gentlemen are beginning to be urged by
their friend to come out for thU that aud
toe other office. Candidates Sot Governor,
Auditor General and State Treasurer are
numerous. Some are old customers whose
claims are long ago worn ibrrad-bare and
and some are so fresh aud so free from any
unpleasant antecedents as to be alin-i-t u
known. As both parties aro so nnxinus for
reform tho many old party hacks who turn
up at every nominating convention will
probably be thrown aside and a younger and
better class of men, not known as trained
politicians, will come to the front. This
may bV brought about by a more honorable
clement being infused in the nominating
conventions. As tho la;t hours oi the sett-
Ion drtw nigh tho noisy, rough-and-tumble
element of the House begins to assert itself,
and members addressing the House and fre
quently interrupted by cries of "louder,"
"question," "orders of the day" and other
rude demonstrations that detract very much
from the dignity of legislative proceed-
Ou Thursday evening a special session was
held for the consideration of bills ou first
reading. About 120 were passed iu about
two hours. After these were disposed of a
motion was made to take up and consider a
bill on secoud reading entitled "An Act to
piqhibit sheriff's iu couuties co-extensive in
boundaries with cities of the t class from
appointing any deputies to be present at any
election polls." As this bill only affects the
powers of tho democratic sheriff of Phila.
tho democratic side of tho House immedi
ately aroso in noisy protest and declared,
that the motion was out of order. The
motion was put, however, by the
speaker and carried by a vote of 76 yeas to
b'l nays, whereupon the democrats claimed
that it required a two-thirds vote to bring
up the bill. Tho speaker decided that it re
quired only a'majority and amid much noise
and confusion the democrats appealed from
the speakers decision, and finally by per
sistent filibustering succeeded in consuming
tbe time of tbe House until the hour of ad
journment bad arrived and defeating for the
present the consideration of the bill. A
bill fixing the legal rate of interest at six
per cent and prohibiting the taking of usury
passed second reading a lew days ago. There
is much Interest exhibited throughout tho
State in regard to this bill and the fight over
it was quite protracted all amendments in
creasing the legal rates of interest were voted
The bill to reimburse certain couuties for
extra expenses iu bringing to justice mem
bers of the secret order known as Mollio
Maguires passed finally in the House.
TUB CAMERON DYNASTY.
Tbe outrage proposed to bo perpetrated
on the people of Pennsylvania, by Simon
Cameron s conveyance of tbe U. S. Senator'
ship to his son Don, excites universal exe
cration. Of course the Republican Legii
lature are.his willing tools as they have ever
been, but the people will remember them
with loathing. The TMIa.ledger, a Repub
lican paper, well says :
"Word was sent from Harrisbure yester-
av of a nature calculated to nuule thn,
old-fashioned folk who supposed that "Pro
prietary uovcrnment" naa come to an end
In Pennsylvania In 177C. It is to the effect
that tbe representation of the State in the
senate ui tne united States is transferred
from Cameron senior to Cameron junior
by virtue of some little amicable family ar
rangement ii may oe supposed. Whether
the title to the succession is to pass by deed
or gift or, by lust will aud testament, or by
any of tbe other well-known modes of con
veyance and inheritance, is not made known
in tbe dispatches. I he members of the' Leg
islature are, Of course, expected to. vote, in
order to comply with the forms. Theoretic
ally, the representation of Pennsylvania iu
tho Senate of the United States is sunnnsed
to Involve the civil and political rights of
ail me people oi me uomuiouwealth ; In a
party point oi view at this timu it nearly
concerns tbe honor uud manhood of the
whole Republican constituency of the State ;
practically, however, it would look as if
those very agreeable gentlemen, the Camer
ons, regard the matter as if tbe urincinal in
terest in it attaches to themselves, and the
docile members of tbe Legislature are doubt
less expected to take tbe same view. If
there shall bo occasion fur any balloting on
tho subject, we shall have a chauce to tind
out whether kthe "Proprietary Government'
realty euucii a nunureu years ago, or Is cou
tinuwg in full vicor iu our day,"
Walt Till the Overflowing Scourge 1 Upon
srKEcrt or jrhkmiah s. black before tub
KUCTORAL TRIBUNAL Ort TUESDAY",
A SCALY AH'OINTMKNT.
We learu that II, W, Jones has beeii ai
pointed Indian Agent for tbe SuBpau Ageu
cy, Indian Territory, We presume this tb
same II. W. Joues, who was formerly Trea
urer's clerk of Luzerne couuty, and ran off
to escape arrest for forgery. It Is a fitting
evidence of Hayes' desire for civil Jservic
It is said that Hayes' butinetu hour are
from 8 tT.
Tbe JUjublicaii pretends to quote from
the Columbian this ; "If Til Jen is counted
out we have this," and thru Insert a dimin
utive ethgy of u caanou
The one we exhibited we buve yet, but on
reflection do not see much use for it, be
cause wo have a pretty good representation
in the CubinH. EvarU as Andy Johnson's
Attorney General, and counsellor in Im
peachiuent days ; Schurz, who laid out in
the Seuate and Ud the Greeley service ; De
vena, a former Democratic candidate for
Governor In Massachusetts ; and lastly Key,
a rebel coluuel, uud ardeut supporter of Til
deu, is not so bad alter all. With a Demo
cratic House, a close Senate, aud Cabiuet as
above, wo have coucluded not to "shoot,
Beuator lilalue has announced a plan for
me seuiuwenl of tho troubles iu Loulslaua
and Bouth Carollua which Is, to hold, bv
conseut of all parties, u new electiou Iu those
ritates. lie believes the electiou could now
be conducted peaceably, free from the en
tauglements of u Presidential contest, and
that everybody would acquiesce in the re
Jin. President and Gentlemen : I had
not, and liavo not now, nny intention to argue
this case. I never heard the objections, uor
knew what they were, until tlicy were read in
your presence this morning. It would bo
presumption in tne to attempt an argument
before a tribunal liko this on such a caso ns
this, having had no previous opportunity to
conider it which might put tne in a condition
better than the Judges themselves. You have
heard as much of this caso and know as much
about it as I do.
My idea of tho duty which a counsellor
owes to a court or to any other tribunal, judi
cial or quasi-judicial, is that he should never
open his mouth ex:ept for the purpose of as
sisting tho judges in coming to a correct con
clusion ; and if he is not iu a situation to do
that, he ought to keep silence.
Besides that, I am, I suppose, the very last
man in this whole nation who should be
called upon to speak here and now. Every
body has Buffered more or less by events and
proceedings of the recent past, some by wear
and tear of conscience and somo by a deep
scnso'of oppression and wrong. But per
haps I, more than most others, have felt the
consciousness that 1 have lost the dignity of
an American citizen. I, in common with the
rest, am degraded and humiliated. This na
tion has got her great big foot in a trap. It
is vain to struggle for her extrication.
I am so fallen from tho proud estate of a
free citizen, you have so ahjected mo that J
am fit for nothing nu earth but to represent
tho poor, defrauded, brokcn-liearted.Democ-
racy. And licr.tmu I suiter more, they thiiik
tno more g0od for nothing than the rest, and
conciude to send tne out ou thU forlorn hope.
judging, no doubt truly, lh.it it matters notli-
ine what become of mc. I ought to go glad
1 if anything which I can do or say might
have the effect of initieiitini? the horrible ca
lamity with which the country Is thr n'r-wd :
a.IVuVrtt deriving his title IVnm a shameless
swindle, not merely a fraud, but a fraud de
tected and exposed. I know not how I Would
feel if called upon to suffer death for toy
country. I am not tho stuff tliat martyrs arc
made of, but if my life could redeem this na
tion from the infamy with which she is cloth
ed, I ouo7i to go ts the grr.vo as freely as I
ever went to my bed. I mc, however, no
practical good that I can do, and it is mere
weakness to complain.
We havo certain objections to the counting
of this Hayes vote from South Carolina which
look to me insuperable, but I cannot hope
that they will wear that appearance in other
men s eyes. Perhaps the feeling which I
in common with millions of others entertain
on this subject, prevents us from seeihg this
thing in its true light. But you aro wise ;
you arc calm. You can look all through this
awful business with u learned spirit ; no pas
pionate hatred of this great fraud can cloud
your mental vision or shako the even balance
of your judgment. You do not think it any
wrong that a nation should be cheated by false
election returns. On the contrary, it is rath
er a blessing which Heaven has Bent us in
this strange disguise. When the omnqiotcnt
ho Bhall be throned and sceptered and crown
ed, you think wo ought all of us to fall down
and worship it as the hope of our political
salvation. You will teach us and perhaps we
will learn (perha)S not) that under such a rule
we are better off than if truth had prevailed
and justice been triumphant.
Give, then, your cool consideration to theto
objections, and try them by the standard of
the law. I mean the law as it was before the
organization of tliia commission. I admit
that nince then a great revolution lias taken
place in the law. It is not what it used to
be. All our notions of publio right and pub
lio wroughave suffered a complete boultverie
vient. The question submitted to you is whether
the pereons who gave these votes were "duly
appointed."' Duly, of course, means accord
ing to law. What law? The Constitution of
the United States, the acts of Congrebs passed
in pursuance thereof, the Constitution of
Soutii Carolina, and the authorized acts of
licr Legislature these, taken together, oon-
Mitute tho law of tho case before you.
By these laws the right, dsty, and power of
appointing electors u given to the people of
South Carolina; that is to say, the citizens of
the State qualified to vote at general elections.
Who aro they? By the Constitution of tbe
State in order to qualify them as voters they
must be registered. Tbe registry of a nativo
citizen is sine qua non to his right of voting
as much as tbe naturalization of a for'
Now, tho Legislature never passed any law
for the registration of voters, and no regis
tration oi them was ever made. No doubt
has been or can be entertained that the ob
ject aud purpomof this omission was dishon
est; for tho Legislature as well as the Exec
utive Departmcat of that Government has
been in tho hamti of the most rvdeuiptionlcss
rogues ou the face ot tho eaith. But what
ever Jniay havo boen the motive, nobody can
doubt that thu legal ell'cct of this omission is
to make the election illegal.
That is hardly tho worst pf it. Tho elco-
tion itself, euiairipated from all law and all
authority, was no better tliun u riot.'a mob,
a general Saturnalia, in which tho soldiers of
tho Uuited Stales army cut thu principal as
well as tho decentest figure. V u offer to
prove tho offcrwill goupon record, and there
it will stand forever that every poll in
Charleston county, where they rushed into
the ballot box 7,000 majority, was in ixinses.
tion of the soldier.
Government wlioxi elections are con
trolled by military forco cannot bo republican
in form or Mubxtauce. For this 1 recitii tho
authority of Luther vs. Bordou, if jicrclianou
theold-timo law has 'yet any influence. Do
you not eu tho hideous depth of national deg
radation into which yuu will plunge us if you
sanctity this mode vt making a l'rtMidctit ?
Brush up your historical memory and think
of it lor a moment., Tho man whom you elect
in thu way is as purely tho crcaturu of tho
military jxwer as Caligula or Doruitian, for
wlioui tbe pretermit guards controlled the
hustings utid counted tho votes.
But then we cannot get behind tho returns,
forsooth I Not wo I You will not let us. We
cannot get behind them. No. That is the
law, of course. We way struggle for justico ;
may cry for mercy ; we way go down on our
knees and beg and woo for some little recog
nition of our rights as American citizens ;
but we wight as well put up our prayers to
Jupiter, or Marx, as bring suit in the court
where Khadamautbua pro-tides. There is not
a god on Olympus that would not listen to ua
with more fervor than we shall be heard by
our adversaries. We are at their mercy ; it
Li only to them that we cm apical, because
you gentlemen uufortunatuly uuuuot help ua.
You are bound by tho new law which you
have wade, You are of oourbc addicted like
other people to the vice of oonsUtcnoy, and
what Is done once must bo done over again.
In (he Louisiana case tho tioople appoint'
ed electors in favor of Tilden, recorded their
other pcrsoua who had no power to appoint,
falsified the record of the actual appointment,
partly by plain forgeiy and partly by fraud
which was as corrupt in morals and as void
in law as any foreigner could be. You thought
it right and legal and just to say that you
would not look at tho record which the peo
ple had mado J tho forgery, the fraud and the
corruption were too sacred to bo interfered
with ; the truth must not be allowed to come
in conflict with the imposture, lest tho con
cussion might be damaging.
This precedent must be followed. It is now
law to be sure, but wo must give it duo wel
come ; and the new lords that it brings into
power must beregarded as our "very noble
and apparent good masters." Having decid
ed that electors were duly appointed in Lou
isiana who were known not to be appointed
wo cannot expect yoH to tako notice of any
fact similar or kindred to it in South Car
olina, Then, again, tho question of " duly ap
pointed" was decided in the caso of Lcvisce,
an elector who was an officer of tho United
States Government at the time he was ap
pointed, and continued to bo afterward. Tho
Federal Constitution says that no man shall
be appointed who is in that relation to the
Federal Government. But you held, accord
ing to law mind you, that he was a lawful
elector and his vote a good vote. In othor
words, a thing is perfectly constitutional al
though it is known to be in tho very teeth of
a constitutional interdict.
Now you see why wo aro hopeless. The
present stato of the law is sadly against us.
Tho friends of honest elections and honest
government aro iu deep despair. Wo once
thought that the verifying power of tho two
Houses of Congress ought to bo brought
always into requisition for tho purpose of see
ing whothcr the thing that is brought here is
a forgeiy and a fraud on the one hand, or
whether it is n genuine aud true certificate on
But while we cannot ask you to go back be
hind this certificate, will you please just go to
it only to it not s'ep behind. If you do,
ymt will find that it it no certificate at all
-uch as is required by law. Tho elector.-.
must vo'e by ballot, aud they are required t"
lie on oath before they vote That certificate
docs not show that either of those require
ments was met; and where a party is cxnr-
cNiug a special authority liko this they must
keep etrictly within it, and yon arc not to
presume anything except what appears on
the face of their act to bo done.
If anybody will cast their minds back a lit'
tie into the hitory of Presidential elections
or look at the debates of less than a year ago,
he will remember that Mr. Jefferson was
charged when lie was Vice-President of the
United States with having elected himself
by means of, not a fraudulent, but a merely
nformal vote sent up from Georgia. The in
formality was not in tho certificate inside of
the envelope, but in the outside verification,
Mr. Matthew L. Davis in 1837, got up that
story. It was not true, but it was believed
for a while, and it cast great odium ou Mr.
Jefferson's memory. It was not an inform
ality that was nearly as imjwrtant as this,
nothing like it. But ono of the Senators
now on this bench referred to it in a debate
only a short time ago, and denounced Mr.
Jefferson as having elected himself by fraud,
because be did not call tho attention of tho
Senate and House of Representatives to that
Rip Van Winkle Uatdone.
THE WONDEltrUL C1IANQE8 WROtTOtlT DUB
ISO CAPTAIN BURTON'S ABSENCE
He has submitted his plan to the Pre
sident, but the latter has not yet Indicated J act, finished it, and left their work in such a
bis approval of the scheme. uu that nobody could uiiundenUad iu But
If Mr. Jefferson's memory oujht to bo
sent down to posterity covered with infamy
because he in bis own case allowed a vote
to be counted which was slightly informal on
the outside of the envelope, I should be glad
to know what ought to be done to those who
would count tills voto which has neither form
nor substance, which leaves out all the essen
tial particulars that they arc required to certify?
This great nation still struggles for justice ;
a million majority of white people send up
their cry, and a majority of more than
quarter of a million of all colors demand it.
But we cannot complain ; I want you to un
derstand that we do not complain. Usually it
is said that " the fowler settefh not forth his
net in sight of tbe bird," but this fowler net
the net in sight of the birds that went into it,
it us largely our own tault that wo were
We aro promised and I hope the promise
will be kept that we Bhall have a good gov-
ernmcnt, fraudulent though it be; that the
rights of the States shall be respected and in
dividual liberty be protected. We are prom'
ised the same reformation which the Turkish
Government is now proposing to its people.
The Sultan promises that ii he is sustained
in his present contest, ho will establish and
act upon certain principles.
First, the work of decentralization shall
commence immediately and the autonomy of
the provinces shall be carefully looked after.
Secondly, the people shall be governed by
their natural judges ; they will not fend Mo
hammedans nor Christian renegades from
Constantinople down on them, but they shall
be governed by pedple of their own faith.
Thirdly, no subordinate officer, when he
commits an illegal act, Bhall be permitted to
plead in justification tho orders of his supe
rior. How much we need exactly that kind
of reform in this country, and how glad we
ought to be that our Government is going to
be as good hereafter as the Turk's I
They offer us everything uow. They de
nounce negro supremacy and carpet-bag
thieves. Their pet policy for the South is to
bo abandoned. They ofiur us everything but
one ; but on that subject their lips are closely
scaled. They refuso to say that they will not
cheat us hereafter in tho elections. If they
would only agree to that, if they would only
repent of their election frauds, and wake res
titution of tbe votes they have btolcu, the
circle of our felicities would bo full.
If this thing btauds accepted and the law
you have wade for this occasion shall be tho
law for all occasions, we can never expect such
a thing as an honest election again. If you
want to know who will be President by a fu
ture election, do not inquire hew the people
of the States are going to vote. You need
only to know what kind of scoundrels oomti
tuto tho Returning Boards, and how much it
will take to buy them.
But I think that even that will end wmie
day. At present you have us down and uu
der your feet. Novcr had you a better right
to rejoice. Well way you say, " We have
Wide a covenant with death, and with hell
we are at agreement ; when tho overflowing
scourge shall pass through, it shall not come
unto us ; for we have made lies our refuw
and under falsehood havo we hid ourselves.'
But nevertheless wait a little while. The wa
ters of truth will rise gradually, and slowly
but surely, and then look out for the over
flowing Bcourge. " Tho refuge of lioa shall
be swept away and the hiding place of false
hood bhall bo uncovered." This wighty and
pui.want nation will yet raise herself np like
a strong wan after sleep, aud sliakc her in
vincible locks in a fashion you little think of
uow. Wait, retribution will come In due
time. Justice travels with a leaden keel but
strikes with au iron hand. God's mil grinds
slow but dreadfully Sue. Wait till the Hood
gate is lifted and a full head of water comes
rushing on. Wait, and you will tee fine
Captain John Burton, master of one of
the steamers of the Occidental line, plying
between this city and Havana, arrived yes
terday from a round trip of ten days dura
tion, Tho captain Is an ardent Republican,
When he left home his mind was oppressed
with gloom, The Electoral Commission had
concluded Its labors, but it seemed the set
tled purpose of the Democrats In the House
to obstruct the progress of the count to such
an extent that it would be impossible to
have n peaceful inauguration, while many
were Inclined to think there would be a new
election. Captain Burton was, thcrelorc,
relieved, ou landing, to learn that the inau
guration had taken place. He went to his
favorite resort, tho Union League Club, to
learn the particulars. Thero he met his old
friend Colonel Snowdrift, who always knows
"Glad ts see you, John," Bald tho Colo
nel, "and I know you are rejoiced to hear
that the country Is safe. I was just reading
a good thing iu the Hullelin, giving Blaine
a sharp rap. By the way, what an ass he
has made of himself?"
"Tho Hullelin t Ass? Blaine?" replied
Burton, ''surely tho Hullelin has not gone
over to the Democrats I"
"Oh, no ; but Blaino's course, you know,
has been too outrageous fur anything. The
idea of his antagonizing the administration
at tho very start."
"Blaine antagon izing tho administration?"
" l es, as the Hullelin nays :"
When the nubile business of this nation
is intrusted to men of proved fitness, who
shall remain in place to do the work to
which thev are trained, it is nosslble that
the elective offices will be filled generally by
men who have some other claim to them
than their capacity for making prnmles to
the mob of nlace burners, and of belnir "hall
fellow, well met" with every ragamuffin who
uu. u imiguig niirv in iaie hi mo sireain
that flows from the public treasury.
I wonder how the Camerons will take
tint sort of talk?"
uaptain mirton stared at his friend in
amazement. Was It possible that Snowdrift
had turned Reformer? No, it could not be;
this was a guy. He snatched the paper from
his friend's hand. Yes, it was the Bulletin,
and the words read were correctly quoted.
But why this fling at the Camerons?
"I am glad to see," continued Snowdrift,
"that old Simon has been beaten at least
But the cheekiest thing he has ever done is
this attempt to put Don in the Senate."
Don in the Senate 1 Then Wallaco is
dead ? You don't mean it ?"
"Nothing of the kind ; but of course the
old man wasn't goiug to stay in the Senate
after bchurz and Key had been crammed
down his thioat."
"I beg yon to explain."
"Why, don't you know that Schurz and
Key were appointed to Cabinet places?"
"Schurz and Key I Who is Key ?"
"Why, the ex-rebel General, yon kn ow
the one who was a Democratic (Senator from
Tennessee. He was a great Tilden man, and
of course it was right to give him a show."
Captain Burton was again agitated. "Is
it possible that I have been misinformed 1
Did Tildeu get in after all ?"
"Why.no, you stupid fellow. But con
ciliation is the watchword of the new reg
ime. As the National Jlepubliean remarks,
'the adventurers must withdraw and leave
tho original ..inhabitants of tho South to
control their own affairs in their own way;
and as the same able paper says in another
place, 'the gory garment must be buried.' "
"You puzzle me beyond measure, Colonel
I never expected to hear this Bort of tilk
"I don't see anything astonishing. Tho P'res
ident is in earnest, and, with Sherman and
Schurz in the Cabinet, Matthews and Lama
in tho Senate and Garfield and Gibson in
the House, the bloody shirt will never flap
in tbe morning breeze again."
"Who is Matthews and who is Gibson?"
"Gibson is one of the best of our ex-confederates.
He is from Louisiana; noble fel
low! Matthews? Don't you remomber
Stanley Matthews? Ho is going to the Sen
ate In place of Sherman. Garfield is need
ed in the House, as the President says, to
aid in the work of pacification. A few weeks
more and Packard, Chamberlain aud all the
rest of tho carpet-bagger will be packing
What! It isn't proposed to throw them
"Of course, old boy, of course ; a govern
ment that cannot sustain itself has no right
to exist. The Secretary of War and Attor
ney General will attend to the carpet-baggers,
"Now, Colonel, you are carrying this quiz
too far 1 was half inclined to believe you,
but when you say that Cameron and Taft
have gone back on Packard and Chamber
lain, you must take me for a greeny."
'Taft and Cameron, the why they're not
in the new administration. What nse has
Hayes for such Bourbons ?"
"Whrtl You don't mean to say that af
ter electing Hayes these good Republicans
have been set adrift?"
"I don't wean anything else. Such ob
structionists are no Republicans. They
must go to the rear, sir ; they must go to the
rear. But you are behind tbe age; it will
take too much time to get you straight,
Read the Timet, old boy, and see what has
been going on for the past ten days and then
come up to the club house to-night aud fall
Into line. Armitt Is r own and Wayne Mac'
Veigh are going to speal-. and they'll make
it lively for the carpet-baggers. Hal Hal"
That capped the climax. That Snowdrift
should advise anybody to read the Time
Burton's worst suspicious wera confirmed
His friend had goue ever to the Democracy.
nevertheless, nail doubting whether he was
awake, ho picked up the l'ren and found in
running over halfa dozen issues the half
had not been told, "It's Rip Van Win fclo
outdonol ' he muttered as he Badly left the
reading room, and with determined tread
went down to Seventh aud Chestnut to hen
the truth from lips which are never faithless
to party, Timet,
The New Election DoJgo.
At tho request of Mr, Hayes, tho plan for
new elnctlon, so far as South Carolina Is
concerned, has been submitted to him. It Is
very elaborate document, reciting the con-
lltlon of affairs In the form of nn agree
ment to tho following points :
First. The recognition of Chamberlain as
governor until a new election can be held.
Second. That he shall summon tho legis
lature, as returned by the canvassing board
n November, which would constitute the
senate republican and tho house democratic.
Third. Tho legMaluro thus constituted
shall pats a law for a new election nnd a
registration law, as required by thn Const!'
tutlon of the Stato ; then General Rugcr,
commanding tho United States troops iu
South Carolina Is to assumo military con
trol of the State.
Fourth. Chamberlain nnd Hampton are
each to select ono member of the board of
registration nnd General Ruger a third,
throughout the State, tho latter to have coiv
trnl of tho election, nnd prohibit all pa'
rades of white and colored club and pre'
vent all public meetings from being dis
turbed. Iu each county the three election
officers are to bo composed of ono republi
can nnd one democrat, and General Roger i
to select a third. In each county precinc
the ennvas'lne board is to bo composed of
ono democrat nnd one republican, to be
named by the respective committees of each
party, fhe board of Stato canvassers, to
whom all returns are to bo miije, nnd which
Is to be composed of five members, two of
each party, General Ruger naming the fifth
member, who Is to be nu officer of thu Unt
ted States army, is to canvais tho returns
and declare the result.
Fifth. Hampton nnd Chamberlain to agree
each in writing, that they will abido tho re
snlt of this election,
A similar plan for Louisiana is being pre
pured and is nlso to be submitted to Mr
Hayes nt his request. Senator Blaine, ex
Senator Cameron and others have agreed ti
support this plan fiirboulli Car ilina, and it
ill probably be press d for Louisiana.
SMOKn, Boot ami ConI fins, frnm dofertlTO
drills, iiroTniti'il. ho more worrv with Ores
tur cooking or lnmtlnif. Mend at imp tur circular to
iii:niiy uuu'unu, ua sansoui St., ri.naaiipnu.
Konired for mtu
ira id marK s.uo.
sii-ii nnd com
pounds. T.ibels rezistoreil! Infringements, reissues
and tnterturcnecs III receive prompt ai tendon.
f M riiiTfVOtho'jlispn(liuamael
I Pi 111 IN I V IVOorskeleiiofllieliliiveo.
Il'in. nnd wowill iMvo ouronlnton ustolti nalunt'i-
bllltv free or rlinrffu. Kces moderate., and no elmruo
mini pnirni is m-rumi.
Wo will unon cnntlncrent fro. rrosecntfl eases that
havo been UB.IKUI Kl by tlio I'atentonico.
If Diaz, of Moxlcn, shall carry nut his
purpose to shoot Cortina, ho will de-erve n
vote of thanks from our government, and
tho day of execution should call nut demon
strations of the most exuberant character in
Texas. Cortina has accumulated nn irr.
mense fortune, estimated at millions, by
preying upon Texans along tho Rio Grand
lie has not only stolen thousands upon
thousands of cattle and horses, but has slain
many citizens of Texas who attempted to re'
sist his depredations. He richly deserves
the fata Diaz Lm determined to mete out to
We liaio clients In every state In tho lnlon,and
vlto Innnlry throuirli your Congressman as to our
slandliig before tlio Patent twice.
send for clroulir tor further Information, terms
and references. KstablMied In 1800.
COLKMAN HITLKIt. On tho 15th ult., tn lilooms-
burtr, by E. K. Orvls, Mr. Thomas J. Coleman, of
Flshlngrcreek township to JIIss Almlra hitler of
CKEA81 KODDEItTS-On tho Stli Inst,, nt tho
Hetormcd rursonauo In OrangcTllle, by ltev. A.
Houtz, Mr. llerjry Creasy, of Klshlngcreek township,
to Miss Elizabeth Itobberts, of Jackson township.
IiOUniNS-SITLEIt.-In Oranseuiic, by ltev.
Spear, Ira ltobblns, ot Oreennood, to Miss Mary F
sitter, of Orange.
Solicitors of U, S. anil Foreign
711 G. S-roat, N. W.
Feb. 23, 'If,-5ni
SCIItH FACIAS TO CHARGE REAL F3.
COI.UMUI.V COUNTY", !
Tho Commonwealth ot Pennsylvania, to tho Sheriff
of said Co inty, ga'ctlnEf I
hcrJas, LouU.i Intermarried with A. B. Dildlno,
Angelina Ir.turm irrled with I, It. lnidinc, Aaron
Knorr, Ktun.i Itnoir, lt-j:liia Kuorr, Joseph Knorr,
Mary Knorr by her ff'unltui (leorgo Zimmerman,
heretofore, to-w It, on tlio !lth day ot (September A.
IJ. ISTi), In our county Court of Common fleas, before
our Judges at liloomiburj, recovered Judgment
against II. C. Froas, adoilnlstra'orof all nnd slmju.
lr tho goods, chattels, rights and credits which
weroot John Froas, lato of your county, deceased,
for a certain debt or sum ut six hundred and forty
fit dollars and suen cents, us also ten dollars nr.d
ilflecn cents which to tho said Louisa Iilldlnc el. at.
wero adj idged for Ids costs uud charges which ho
sustained by uucislon ot tho detent ton of that debt !
And whereas the s.UJ John Treas died seised of real
estatn In tho Bald county ot Cclulnbla, which de.
soeud.-il and camj to t,.o bald It C. Frens, William
L. Fru.us, (lc.nro II. 1're.is, lllr.cm II. Vrc lolm A.
Freas, lior.ico Ft ens, ls.il.ih II. l'reu., Suhla Ann
litermairled Willi .1 , W. Ucu, nnd Nunc;' Int. rmar
rlcd with Isoiijiinln Jllt-ki, tho heirs ot tho said John
And wheroa, tho H.UJ Lotls.i .'Uillnect.nl. havo
given U3 biuaderstnn I tint tho s.UJ Judgment r-
mulus wholly unpaid and uusatlslled, und has be
Miught ua to pimlilo for them a propir remedy
And wo being willing lh.it what Is Just In this behalf
shojld oe done, do according to the furm ot tho Act
of Assembly In such caso made und protlded.com
iusiiU you that you make known to the said II, a
I'reas, William I.. Freas, i corgo II. Freas, lilrnm B
r'reas, Jonn A. Freas, lloraro Freas, Isnlah II. reas,
S illlo Ann lntcrmanlcd with J. W lick, and Nancy
Intermarried with lvuj.imlii ill. kg, tint they bo be
fore our Judges at Bloomsburg ut our county Court
of Common Pleas, lucre to bo held ou tho that Mon
day of February iioxt, to show cause, It anything
thav havo to know or siy, why Ihe satdjudgmentfso
recovered against tho said II, 0,'Frcas, administra
tor, e., ot tho said John Freas, deceased, bhall not
be levied nnd paid out of tlio said real cstato of which
tho said John Froas died belbcd usafore&nlds And
havo you thero tl n this w rlt.
Witness tho llonoraule W lliam Kin ell, President
Jude of our said Court, at Bloomsburg, tho ill
teentli day ot December A, 11. 1S70.
II. FflANIC ZAIlIt, IToth'y.
M. V. MJSS, Deputy.
REAL ESTATE !
CABMAN. In Bloomsburg, on tho loth Inst.,
George, only child ot James and Bitrabeth Cudman,
ugeil 12 years, 1 month and 2 dsys.
FLECK UNSTINB. fn FIsDlngercek town&hlr-.
Mottle 0. little daughter ot Jacob und Sarah l'leckcn
stlne, aged l)ear&nd2 days.
ABBOTT. In Catawlssa, March nil, Hatnuel D.,
n.tantsonot v . II. and Clara Abbott, aged three
OBDDIS. At Bloonuburg, March 3, 1S7T, Matilda
S. Gcddts, wife of Thoinus K. Gwldls, aged S9 years,
l inoum aitu id ua) s.
Mrs. Ocddls, during her residence here, endeared
herself to all who knew her. Sho was a good neigh
bor, an affectionate wife and mother, and patient In
affliction, our sj mpathlcs arc extended to the be
Wheat per bushel 1 1,
Corn, new, '
Oats, " "
Flour ner barrel
Potatoes , ,tio
sides Shoulders u
Lard per nound iw
ua; pvr ujh t.w
Timothy Scod 4.0
... VUU1AT1U.NH toil COAL.
NO. 4 op vt narr t 5,40 per Ton
No'.S" ."".'".' " i.M
Blacksmith's i.utup on Wharf 3 4)
' Bituminous tt ia
Notice Is hereby ghen that application will bo
mado at th neat m-llng of tho ilu.ir.l ot Punlons
for tho pardon ot Samuel llogart, bentenced ut Feb
ruary Term, Ists, tor lumudauVlitrr.
Mar4.2w A. C SMITH SON.
1 us uuwrnurneu audlluruppulnn-il by tho court
oiMribulo I lie balance In the hands of the i:icu
t0l?i.Vt,".al'!.ul't'('ai'11 !.'! ""'on? tho persons
entitled to the name, will ullend Io Ihe dulles ot his
appointment ut Ihe oillco or M. 1:. Jackson J: son In
Berwick, ou Suluiday, Apill 14. lsur, m iuo'iioik a.
m. v hen und where utl iiprsnns nr., h..r...,-.. ,.,1,1. n
to make known tuelr claim betoio thn Auditor or bo
uvuui.u iium luuuufc. iu VU NUU IUI1U.
,!, ... '' '" BII.LMF.Yl:i!,
March lo.-w. Auditor,
J l-KTATK 01 (J1.01U1S IPPI.KM tv nr,..ui
Ultem Tbtaiu-ntary on the estate ot (leoriro Ar
pteiaaii, latu of oruugo township, Columbia count .
iweu, 11.nu uecn giant-) b) the laMcr of sail
fpuutr tw tleorgo . AppUmati, of vtellherMllie
CulUblbluCOIlUtY. Pa. i:wlilni. ,,, nh. ...1 .,
wuisludetiU'd uir rnjuatteii tuinako mjir.enl. and
thoji Jiavlnif demands agaict thn aW (-ui.m1ii
,u uu, bam j.seunor nilhout do
v,. i,. GKOltUi; W. Al'1'I.KMAN,
March l-t,ii KxHOiilor.
4 I'DITOR'S NOTICE.
'- . KST4TK OF TIIHMiB fuv. VtCKlar.tl.
inn unai-rsl.-nod auditor upHiiicd to distribute
,,. .,-,,, un-uu 01 iuo Aum 111 1 in or buiuiiz
parties entitled thrretu will meet nil persons liiu'r'
esloj, tor tho puipuso ot his appointment, at in
o clock 11. iu. on Wn uesday, April 11. isto. si tha of.
ticeot Funk Waller, in 'Blinsbur when a
where all -lerbons hat Ing claims ugulnst Iho said is.
V.'S,?1'" rc1u"lt,;a 10 Piesent thokumo before tho
auditor, or bo debarred from conilui: In for a slum
o( said fund.
March 10 w
NKVIN U, FUNK,
And the price Is.
A Stale for barter I
Why, here's a place; and there, place
'TIs cheap enough ; who bids and takes the
Only one bidder on such terms f . Not
Many are venal j but in thls,ar master
Brooks no competitor.
Bo we record his wishes, gnwejing low I
If tbe thick slime besmircis our carmenta. It
Will serve as slilng, to tb which gold.dust
May cling and make ua ubiminy marks
Bharae I shame I O, slnme I How pitiful
When trusted men re ret In Belf-abiasement,
Aud a Free State tcoae a Pockt-
Ph itadelpMa, MtweA 13, W7.
L'nrtvallsdln comblntntr tho follnwm-
,!irlli)ilara . I !hS'IJ I II l-i HKt .
VT?" '" -.yw.w. u.' muu uuiii:u
HlUl'VS WIIOLKSOMU IlKLIUlOUS INFLUENCE,
'Ihls inuitutlou will open
MOJJDAY, Al'KIL 10th, 1877,
under the caro of
HEV. O. K. OANFI13I..1D
VL,-.-L.?1,f,rS,tulty- The Principal Is a graduate of
rvC.Tttf VrTrl7. uw,w VIUUU 4 Ul'OlOglCUl tMMIilna-
,..-w- . w, j , , nu cApvriuuccu leacuer
EXCKU.KNT OPI'GItTU.NITIES AFFOIIDEU FOB
iiiu.iiiAiili.l mil COI.LEQE.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO I'ltEI'AltATION
..... .uvu.uai.ncng WkS, ClOSlDg JUUO J9,
Tuition fikui $3.60 to $8.00.
llaard emu be hod fr.iu 8U.00 la fia.uo
Board and room, 3.w to
orangtville board Is rarely excelled.
deth-aUetooJB'l0bourd " can obtain
Hugos run dully to and trom BloomtLurt-
W, 11. KNltDKH,
Urchr J- W-UXWljr. J curies.
By virtue of an order Issued out of tho Court ot
Common Plcasot Columbia county, tin undersigned
Assignee tor tho bcncllt ut tho creditors of Abraham
Miller will expose to Public Solo ut tbo
lu tho Borough ot Bern Ick, Columbia county, on tho
24th uay of March, A. D., 1877,
at one o'clock p. m., tho following described Pieces
or Parcels of laud with tho nppurltnauces, situate
In bald Borough of Berwick, Pa., bounded nnd de
scribed as follows to wit :
One piece situated on nn alley enst ot Front street
between Mnrket nud -Mulberry streets, beginning
on corner ot alley opposlto the premises ot lira. See-
ly, thenco along bald alley bouth-casterly Iltty feet
more or less to lot of II, 51. llockman thenco by bald
Bookman's lot ou lino parallel with said alley thirty
feet more or lcs3 to lot of Mrs. Seely, thenco by sumo
Ilfty feet more or less to Ilr.st described nlley.thenco
by same thirty feet moro or Icsa lu placo ot begin
ning on which Is erected a frame Lumber Shed,
AUo ono other pleco ot land situate In tho Borough
a'orc3atd beginning on the corner of Third and Vino
btreets, thenco by Vino street nlncty-nlno feet to
Halp lot.thenco by wnlp lot ono hundred and forty
tect to Orant street, thenco by Grant street ninety
nlnefeit to Third street, thenco by samo one hun
dred nnd forty feet to placo of beginning, tho same
being two vacant lots. Also, nil that pleco ot land
sltuato on llrant btreet aforesaid bounded by land of
ji, w . .lacKson iioi th.we&t, on tho bo"lh by an alley,
east by Third btrect, on tho north by (.rant street,
containing ono ncre.nndn nuiutcrl more or less.
Also, that pleco or parcel of land situate on Oak
street, bounded on tho east by lot of Arthur Oliver,
north by an alley, west by lati.1 of JI. w. Jackson
and on tho south by oak btrect, containing ono in
lot. Also ono other pleco ot land sltuato on 2d street
In said borough bounded nnd descilbed as follows,
to-wn : neginning at thu corner of lot numberulne-tj-lhreo
on Second street thenco by tho same ono
hundred nnd eight . -one aud-n-hulf feet to Third St.,
henco by tho samo 9J feet to lot number lit), thenco
by tho same onehundred aud clghly-ono and-a-half
feet to Second btreet thenco by tho same ntne-
ty-nino tect to tho place of beginning, the same bo-
lug lots number "ono hundred uud ono" and "nine-
ty.four," as marked nnd numbered In plan ot said
Borough ou which are erected
A Fit AMR AND A FLANK HOUSE.
Also, ono other pleco or parcel of land sltuato In
said Borough, beginning at a corner of lot number
twenty-ono on tho south sldo ot Front 6treot, thenco
uy i roni Eireet rortj-nino nnd-a half feet to lot
number twenty -live, thenco by lot number twentj
Bvo ono hundred and sUty feet, thence bv a line nar.
allcl with Front slieetforty-iiluo and-a-hult feut to
lot number twenly.one, thenco by lot number tvu-n-
ly-ouo ono uunured and Uxly feet to tho nlaco of be.
ginning, being lot number tweuty.two(U'atvr lot) as
iimiseu mm uumuereu m plan ot tald town.on which
U erected a two-story
DOUI1LE FHAME HOUSE.
Ono other pleco or parcel of land In said liorouch
oh Front street between Market and .Mulberry street
uegniuing ou rroui urect nt lino of said .Miller
luencoaioug riont street ten feet to lino of n. M.
llockman, thence ulougtultl llockman's lino eighty
feet, thenco to lluo ot suld .Miller ten feet, thenco
along line ot said MUler eighty feet to Front strut t.
.siauuuiuatiotor ground bltiutoon Front street
being conlljuous ln-lol3 marked und numbered In
tho plan of tho bald town numbers "Fifteen and six
teen" lot No. ts beginning at tho coinei ot lot num
ber FIvo on Front blreet thenco along tho tamo for-ty-Hnonnd-a-hall
feet to corner ottn lot NolO.thenco
nlong;tho sumo ono hundred nnd eighty ooound-a-half
root to the corner on second stro.'t, thenco by
tho samo forly-nlno and-a-half foet to tho corner ot
lot No. 3, thenco by the samo ono hundred el.'hty-onu
and-n-half feet to tho plan, ot beginning. Lot No.
oegiumug ui mo corner ot lot No. 15 aforesaid on
Front street, thence along the sumo furty.nlno aud
a-hnlf feet to corner of lot number M-niii.n ihm,
by tho samo ono hundred elghij-onound-a-halt feet
nfmxuuu tenet menco along second street forty,
uluo and-a-half feet to tho comer ot lot No. 13, afore
said, thenco along tlio samo ono hundred elghty-ono
und-a-halt feet l tho wlaco of brerinnin. inM,r
containing blxty-slx perches of ground on which aro
ii t-iieu u
Brick Dwelling House, Brick Store.Brick
Drug Store, Framo Ware House,
Frame Stable, und other out-oulldlngs : und also all
that piece or parcel ot land cn Front btreet afore
said onBouth-west sldo of lot cC II. M. llockman
theuco along .Front street twcnty.two foot to lino
of lot of A. B. Wilson's he irs, thence by the same
sixty feet, thence to lot of II. M. llockman on a lino
parallel with Front btreet twenty-two feet, thence
by the same slxty.bts feet to Iho place of begtnnlng
on which Is erected a 1 '
Bltlflt IlWELLINd HOUSE
andout-bulldlngs(tho last piece of land herein do.
L,V..? Low" tll of ono thousand doilnr.v
ICIIMS AND CONDITIONS nu
LOWSi Ten per cento! ti, r,n.,,.,;.K ..? '
chaso money to bo paid at tbo sinv.n.il. ' ..'
property, the one-fourth las tl0 ten'pe, cent, m
tho confirmation of sale, and tho rereiu ii,f ,, 1
fourths tn ono ,ear VbJ
conurmatlon nisi. Hcfcncd luvme 7, m
by bond and mortgage VZZu?t
described piece to basold subject to tho ra ' c
K, W. M, Low and theTiutcrest dim .n w "
Berwick, Pa., l'eb. S3, 18IT -vq
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