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THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBUKG, COLUMBIA COl NTY, PA.
BUOOKWAt It ELWELL.Edltort.
Friday, Juno 14. 18 78.
ANDREW It. lUtiL,
OP UNION COUNTY.
F Ml 8UPHEMK COUKT,
HENRY P. 1103,
OF MOSTOOMKKY COjNTY.
for LiKUTKSANr r.ovp.nson,
OF CHAWFOltD COUNTY.
FOR SKCItETUtY OF INTEimt. AFFAIUS,
J. SIMPSON AFRICA,
OF IIUNTINUDON COUNTY.
A MENDACIOUS STATEMENT.
Our readers may remember the virulence
with which tlio Republican attackeJ Mr.
Uuckalew In the Gubernatorial campaign of
1872 It not only mailo charges that wcro
utterly falso but tlio writer knew them to
be no. Tho present cinipalirii, it seems, U
to be conducted on tbe same principle. The
Republican of the Cth inst., coiitalued the
Because Dill is the son of a Methodist
preacher, n few preaeheis are trvii.g to make
capital 1'or him. Ffyi.inger's i9 among
thune that ore playing upon lliit "harp of n
thousand string." Rev Mr. Dill Is a rep
utable gentleman, lie is a good Republi
can but uulbrtunatcly as often occurs lie lias
two sons who nro fake to his teaching". The
one served faithfully in the rebel army in
the South during the rebellion and tho other
In fhe Democratic party in tho north. Tho
latter is the nominee ot the Democratic par
ty for Governor. During the rebellion the
loyal father would not recognize his rebel
rod and it will bo all he can do now to vote
for the other boy who was at least couuted
on the rebel side.
N. B. Dill himself is no Methodist by a
Some of these statements ws know to be
untrue, and tho senior editor of the Republi
can, coming Irom Xiewisburg, having been a
Methodist minister, knew tho above state
ment to bo false.
We sent the slip to Gov. Dill, and from
him received the following letter which
completely refutes the slanders of the Re
Lewisbut.q, Pa., June 11, 1878.
Dear Bkockway : The facts to which
allusion is made in the slip you enclosed are
that my brother Ed. a printer, who learned
his trade in Williamsport and to which he
added the art of phonography, was long a
resident of Washington in the pursuit of his
profession. Ue went South for the same
Surpose before the war and was married in
'ew Orleans to a grand daughter of Dr.
Ashabel Green a former President of Prince
ton College. lie remained in the South dur
ing the war. It be were engaged in the
military service I have no knowledge of it,
I.do know however that at thecollapso of the
rebellion his father, instead of disowning
him, contributed along with his brothers to
the pressing necessities of himself and fam
ly and did so more than once, until he was
able to return the loan. I was a member of
the Democratic uarty during the 'war' but
bow far that will justify the denunciation of
'rebel' as applied to me, is a mattcr of opin
ion. Of one thing I am certain, it did uot
cost me tbe confidence, respect and affection
of my father and of many other good people
in whose eight I lived during that trying
If any Methodist ministers are supporting
me in the manner and for the reasons stated,
I am not aware of it. While no citizen
should seek public favor by reason of his re
ligious opinions neither should he be con
demned on account of them In a State whose
constitution, in its declaration ot rights de
clares that 'no person who acknowledge the
being of a God and a future state ot rewards
and punishments shall on account of his re
ligious sentiments be disqualified to hold
any olBce or place of trust or profit under
The differences of religious beliefs and
the private relations of lauiilies in my judg
ment, are not legitimate subjects of political
Yours truly, A. .U. Dill,
The Republican says : "Our country wants
rest. Our business men want rest, labor
wants rest, but the eternal agitation that
Democracy is keeping up is killing capital,
killing labor; and prostrating every enter
prise." And then it talks about "original
rebels" reenactlng "on a bloodier scale the
scenes of 1801." The people of Columbia
county havo grown so used to reading this
kind of stulTinthe pages of ourcotemporary
lhat it has no effect upon them. They know
what it means. It is that somebody is after
the party of fraud, tho party that steals any
thing from a mule up to tho White House,
and the knavery of that party is about to be
abown up. John Sherman, Stanley Mat
thews and others are being gradually drawn
into the meshes that will expose all their
chicanery, and possibly lead to their im
peachment, certainly to their degredatlon in
the eyes of tbe nation, the Republican party
sees the House of Representatives out of
their grasp, and then they "want a rest."
Custom Houses and Post Offices will glide
from their finers after another Presidential
election, and they must stay tbe tide that
sweeps tbem from power. The tlood gates
are opened, anil the torrent is rushing over
this party of corruption and fraud, and in
three years more the Republican will have
its full share ot rest, for its party will
be so effectually shelved that another decade
will know of it only in history. Then give
us a rest, the sooner the better.
William Cullen Bryant, the celebrated po
et and editor died at his residence in New
York on Wednesday morning. He was born
In 1704. His last public effort was a speech
at the unveiling of the bust of Mazzlnl, (he
Italian patriot, in Central Park, New York
on decoration day, which seemed to exhaust
him, and on his return to the house of a
lrieud he fell backwards with bis head ou
stone step, causing injuries from which he
did not recover. He was recognlztd as one
of the greatest American poets.
Tbe latest returns from Oregon show that
tbe Republican state ticket has beeu elected,
but the Democrats have elected the Con
gressmau and a majority of the Legislature
ao that they will elect a United States Sena'
tor. The Democrats will have a majority of
ten on joint ballot.
O, F. Bullard, the Delaware county ex
member of the Legislature, who was taken
from the county jail by the house of Repre.
tentatiyes and afterwards escaped from the
sergeant-at-armf, has been convicted on the
charge of inakiug fraudulent entries as sec'
retary of a building association. The jury
recommended hiui to the mercy of the court
probably because tho affairs of tbe associa
tion had beeu bo loosely conducted by the
directors as to eucourago tho secretary to
withhold money and Uae it iu private speculations.
Louisiana l'nrot ling l'ollttrs. t
Ouo nf the Irattires of the Louisiana inves
tigation that forces itself on public notice Is
tho rollicking humor with which statesmen
ot tho Louisiana carpet bag stripe rfgard tho
enormities of Louisiana politics. That vil
lainies of all kinds had been committed on
n formidable scale at the election there It
did not need nny new Investigation to prove,
for every material fact thus far brought out
was known a year and a half ago, and tho
history of Louisiana ejections Is foul and
black wild them for the last ten years ; but
that men bearing at Ieat the external signs
of decency should publicly exhibit their
nameless lack of all conscience aiul common
honesty In their contemplation of such
crimes against tho nation and talk of them
wild ribald jocularity, ns If they wcro so
many acts in a stago farce, U a new revela
tion. Reading the evidence nf such men
and taking them ns examples ot tbe school
of Louisiana hiss politicians, thero can bo
no escapo Jfroin the conclusion that they
looked upon tho bargain and silo nf the de
cisive vote at an election for President of tho
Hulled States, not ouly as a matter nf course
proceeding In political merchandising, but
asa jolly line joko. '1 hey talk about their
part iu it in an easy, oil' hau l, Itlppaut man
ner, as gamblers might tell, over their
drinks of the trick by which n hoiso-race
was Jockeyed, so ns to ilecce the greenhorns
out of their money. The brazen effrontery
of "these people is marrelou, and is calcula
ted to make other folks believe that after
nil thero may be truth in what has been re
garded ns a slander upon a high carpet Las
olHcl.il of South Carolina, who was charged
a couple of years ago, with saying that, not
withstanding the exposure of tho terrific
plundering in that State, thero were "three
good yeirs of stealing in South Carolina
yet." It Is humiliating to think that these
fellows and their fellows of the same class,
wern the sort of men whose appeals to Wash
ington led to tho use of the military forces
of the United States to uphold them when
their own villainous proceedings were sink
ing them under a load of public odium.
It is not without reason that the airy and
flippant tone of these fellows is pointed nut
for public reprobation. To read what they
say under oath,'and pass it by as something
smart' in its way, or to givo it tolerance by
falling to brand it with tbe infamy it de
serves, would be a fatal mistake. Nothing
would suit such unscrupulous scoundrels
better than to infect the popular mind with
their jolly way of looking at tho forgeries,
the perjuries and other villainies they were
so ready to use "for the sake of the party,"
nnd to put 'themselves in a position to bo
'provided for.' That is tho way in which
the popular mind is too often made familiar
with the idea that public elections may bo
gambled away. It Is in that way that the
popular sense of tho sanctity of elections is
blunted and demoralized, and that public
opinion Is debauched to the ruin of nations
The point to bo deeply impressed on pub"
lie opinion in this Louisiana business, ns
made clear by the tone of the testimony, is
that the monstrous crimes committed against
the people of the whole country, at the elec
tion in that State, was carried on by men in
public office, who plied their infamous trade,
as a matter of course, with as little scruple
as common'rascals exhibit in a horse trade,
or a corher in stocks and that they talk of
their successes and their failures with shame
less flippancy as if it all were a huge joke,1
although their crime was designed to nullify
the will of the nation, threatened to plunge
the country into' anarchy, and kept a'l pat
riotic people in a condition of painful anx
iety for three memorable months. This is
the condition into which tho public affairs of
this country have been brought, by tbe tol
erance of politic! and politicians ot tbe Lou
isiana carpet-bag breed, of which Feliciana
Anderson, his companions, employers, aid
ers and abettors are types. Phila. Ledger.
"A Good Platform."
The "nationals" down in Berks county
seem to havo for their leaders some meu of
pretty good sound sense In which respect
they do uot very closely resemble the "na
tionals" of Schuylkill county. At a meeting
held in Reading on the 31st ult., Mi.
John Amreiu made an earnest speech, in
which he sail "tho democrats at Pittsburg
adopted a splendid platform, and then be
reproved the republicans and declared that,
disguise it as they inoy, the republican party
throughout the west was for tree trade. Mr.
Thomas King said "he believed that the
democratic platform was a very good one."
Of course both these gentlemen advocated
tbe election of the greenback ticket, but this
fact gives additional emphasis to their dec
laration that the democratic platform was a
good one. The democratic platform is not
only a good one, but it is entirely consistent
with the policy pursued by the democratic
party since it obtained control of one of the
coordinate branches of the government. If
the democratic platform is such a good one
in the eyes ot the "nationalist" leaders, and
if the democratic party has conformed it s
policy to such a platform, we don't exactl y
see what use there is for a third party. With
its possible control of two branches of the
government the democratic party will be
able to do more for the interests of the la
boring people than half a dozen greenback
The administration is taking care that
there shall be uo more untoward revelations
as to the Louisiana frauds. The appoint
ment of Morris Marks as Collector of In
ternal Revenue for the First district of Lou
isiana accomplishes at one stroke tbe re
ward of the man who enticed Anderson in
to Secretary Shermau's office with a view
to getting the Supervisor of East Feliciana
parish into the power of the Secretary of
the Treasury, and closes the mouths of three
witnesses who were relied on to sustain An
derson's testimony, tbe understanding being
that Marks is to provide for them, Marks
is a great rascal, and is one of tbe political
prostitutes who were called Hayes electors
in Louisiana. In that State it would be
hard to find anybody who would trust him
with a dollar or believe him on oath. The
President Is standing by John Sherman with
a vengeance. Time:
Judge Pearson, of Harrisburg, rendered a
decision tbe other day which is of consider
able Interest to farmers everywhere. He de
cided that supervisors are by law compelled
to assess the usual road taxes immediately
upon entering upon their duties, and that
llie Looks In which the aesessmeuts are
made shall be open to the Inspection of the
taxpayers, aud that every man who chooses
to do so may work out his road tax instead
of paying it in money, No supervisor can
exact cash for tax in coso tho assessed patty
chooses to pay it iu labor.
Only a Relation ly Murriage.
"Don," told the veteran Simon, with i
troubled air, after reading Sherman's ex
planatiou about that letter to Weber aud
Anderson, "perhaps you'd belter stop calling
him JJniJo John ; he's only a relation by
marriage, anyhow," JV, i'. Sun.
A illg' Lrtwsnlt.
-. , i i-:
TltK COMPLICATE!) CA8R (WOWN OUT OF A.
CKNTIULIA COAL MINK OPERATION.
The great partnership cae of Freck ngalnt
lllacklston was up again on Thursday of last
week hi fore JudpcVYcrke and Finlctter for
argument. Mr. A. IV Shearer appeared for
the plaintiff, Mr. J. M. Freck, and Richard
0, McMurhle fur the defendant. The suit,
commenced in 18CS, jtrew nut of n partner,
ship formed by thn parties Iu l!6 worlcfng
the CVntralla colliery in "Oolnmnla county.
In 18113 ltlneWlrtf.il nM out to K reck-nil Ills
interest in Hip cntlrry and Iu "nil-the mater
ial, prnperlyi fixture, machinery, tools and
engines thereto belonging, nnd all property,
real nnd personal, Therewith connected."
In 188 Freck filed a bill in rqu ty against
his former partner, praying for an account
to be exhibited by him of certain items in
the partnership transactions, lllacklston In
his answer pleaded that the account had
been settled except as tntivo items, of which
he claimed Freck 1ui'ill make an arciunt
to III in 'me of $SU0 received by 'Freck
from the Supervisors nf Columbia omtnty In
repayment nf a lo.in, and the other nf HO,
000 il.imiges paid to Kre by the Lehigh
Valley Htllroad Company after the dissolu
tion of thn firm for an injury done to tho
collery while It was partnership property.
The Court of Nisi Prlu, upon the report of
the master, sustained the claim of lllacklston
tonn account of these (no item,.aud the
claim of Freck to cerlnln other Itemr, and
both putlcs appealed to the Supreme Court,
which, in M ircli. 187(1. decided to reverse
the there nf Xil l'rim, n l remltled tho
record to Common Pleis No. It for further
proceedings, 'fhe decision nf the lower
court sustaining 1lncklton's right tn an ac
count for the two items was, however, af
firmed. On wruln reacliinii the Common
Pleas the cac was ent back to the master,
who charced the plaintiff, Freck with inter
est upon the 810,000, amounting to about
$1,500. Exceptions were tiled by tho latter
to this report, and lit this f-liapo the matter
came before the court yesterday. In opposi
tion to the master's report it was argUfd that
the Court had up jurisdiction, becauso the
record had neverbeen properly remitted from
the Supremo Court, as- dlncted, and also
that interest should only he allowed Blac.is
ton upon the $10,000 from the time of the
decree in his fayor by thn Siipreuie Court.
No decision was made. Times'.
The distressed workingmen looked in vain
among tho various remarks in the republican '
platform for bomo cvidenco that the party
now in powcrintended to do something' to re'
lievo their condition. Their -nxiolis eyes
were mot by somo unmeaning generalities,
tho purport of which was that (ho country
ought to bo prosperous and tho laboring class-'
cs employed. This rcmarkablo piece 'of vol
untary information is all that is vouchsafed.
But what better could bo expected from the
parfy which by its misapplication of the 6on
stitution, its favoritism to corporations and its
unequal taxation has 'brdnrit the country to
this state. The community rifcver'places' any
reliance on promises of reformation from a'
thief who' lias been a score of times 'convicted.
For tho'saule reas'6n the pcbple cannot places'
confidence in tho weak protestations' of a par
ty which by a long continued and often do-
moustrated corrupt 'control of the government
has becomo thoroughly unprincipled in all 'its
actions. It is evidently 'not' from this source
that the workingmen must look for aid. Nei
ther can anything bo hoped for from this new
ly born political babe, tho Ndtional party. It
is wrong from tho start, resting upon theories
which novcr fan receive the sanction of the
people. It cannot now be expected to bo of
importanco in tho campaign, qo matter how
bright its propncts'of becsming tho balance
of power might onco have been. Its short
life reminds the political philosopher of a baby
that has expired from too much crying or
wind colic or something of t liatbort. Desert
ed by its leaders and unable to persuade men
to accept its nominations, the national party
is a nonentity in Pennsylvania politics. The
power to which the people must turn in this
criis is the democratic party. In tho able
mauifusto which tho Pittsburg convention
sets beforo the peoplo is found the true cause
and remedy of all tho poverty and distress un
der which the country is now lying. Tho great
labor quest ion is met and tho laborer 's demand
answered. Corporations must bo forced to
conform to tho laws, bloated monopolieswhich
feed on the government revenues must bo
pricked with the keen sword of economy,
money must bo p'acud in circulation and pros
perity will follow. Honest administration of
tho govermcnt is tho preventive of all strikes
and the means by which to overcome this
communistic Impbear. ValrM.
Ke.iiful Accident in England.
O.i Friday last a fearful colliery explosion
oorurrtil in Jvvan s Wood Pit collierv. at
llHjilnck, rix miles south of Wigan, Lan
cashire. Tho number of men in the pit at the
time is variously estimated at from' 200 to
Many of them have b'en brought up bad
ly injured. The larger part are believed to
be killed, but it is impossible to explore the
mine in const ijtienio of fire-damp.
The explosion In the coal pit shook the
earth for miles around. The first explorer
descended tbe shaft five minutes after the
explosion, and others followed. Ten meu
were retcued alive and were sent to fbeBur-
face, when one died almost immediately ,and
the other suffered much from after damp.
Light other men are alive and have taken
refuge in a working of the mine. Two hun
dred and Ihlrty-tnu men are dead. The ex
plnrers state that they found bodies decapita
ted, reduced to shapeless masses and some of
tbem blown to pieces. It Is expected that
the corpses will be brought up by mid-night,
A large crowd of men, women and children
surrounded the mouth of the pit. The cause
of the explosion is unknown, as blasting
with naked lights Is prohibited.
Iloyt as an Aristocrat.
Iloyt is a full blooded aristocrat, Ue has
never been, nor is ho to-day, in sympathy
witn the masses who have neither fame nor
fortune to commend tbem, Ho has always
associated with men of wealth, and, as a
lawyer, he has fur years been retained by
the richest corporations, He has been iden
llfied, professionally and politically, with
the mouey monarchs of the day, whose mot
to is rule or ruin, Willes-Rarrc Leader,
Two Mere Idiots.
William A. and A. Walter Anderson,
brothers, left Ronton, Friday, for Havre,
France, in the Nautilus, the smallest vessel
that ever attempted to cross tbe ocean, Tho
boat has water and provisions for sixty days.
although tbe brothers expect to make Havre
In about forty-five days, Tbe craft Is thir
teen feet two Inches long and six feet four
Tbe President has signed the bill repeal
Ing the Bankrupt law.
John 0. Fremont has been appointed Gov
ernor of Arizona.
; . WASillNOTON' LETTER.
A iWasliligton, D. C, Juno 11, 187$. '
Thero wm real progress made, on Saturday
in legislation. Speaker Randall said yester
day he thought it would b3 possible to fin
ish up all Important Ini-lncss sons to adjourn
on the day originally fixed, the 17th. Oth
ers anticipate delays In the agreement of tho
Conference l!niiii1ttee, and tl'ilnk tho 21th
Inst., will bu ns 's Ki'i ns the two Houses will
beresdv for adjournment.
Tho House on' Hinirdiy agreed, to a Con
ference report on a form nf government for
this D strict. The S.MHte will doiibtles
agree. U.nder this form ilia hlgber,Distrjct
officials will bo appointed by tlu President.
.None will ba elected, nor will wo h.ivo n leg
Mature o a dehsgate In Congress, The Gen
eral Government pyn half our cxpeuses.
The Senate passed the Army Appropria
tion Bill, with an amendment referring to a
Commission the subject of a tr.msfer of the
Indian Uureau to the War Department. The
two principal points of disagreeuint between
tbe two Houses on this bill is the Indian Bu
reau transfer and the Senate provision In
creasing the Army to 2.5,000 men.
The Senate also passed a hill appropria
ting five and a half million dtllars to pay the
fishery Award. This the Home will agree
to, Tho Senate, with hardly a dissenting
vote, passed the bill advancing $300,000 to
Captain Kids on his jlty contract.
A cinimllteo nf senators has been ap
pointed to Investigate the conduct of Sanator
Stanley Matthews In connection with Lou
isiana frauds. The Seimtnr declines to ap
pear before tho l'ntterCoinmittee, though
summoned, and hero will come n very Inte
resting question. General Butler and the
other Republican members pi'the Committee
agree that the House, to which the case will
be submitted to-day, has the power to com
pel attendance. A bill to relieve Mrs. Ex
Senator Spr.igue, daughter of the late Chief
Justice Chaso, ot the payment of taxes ou
an jestato in tills District left her by her
father, has esciped the attt ntlon it deserves
because of the inure, startling and seusation
al, topics supplied us. by Congress since it
met lint Oct ber. It was smug led through
the Senate in a semi-clandestiue way, seem
ingly, pr jit leat without, provoking much
discussion or comment, as though that body
had determined to do something that it was
ashamed of and, hoped the public wouldn't
hear of if. The sime or another bill of like
purport is now pending in the House. When
it is remembered, that members of Congress
have stood resignedly by and Rten two-fifths
of the private property of tho citizens nf this
Ustrict cniihscated to pay the many millions
of dplljrs.crimially wasted,,or stolen by its
agents, their, anguish, .over Mrs. Sprague's
hardship in having tn pay her share of taxes
on properly worth mauv thousands of dollars
is extraordinary, especially as every dollar
abated from hei assessments must enme out
of fhe other lax-payers, many of whom find
it exceedingly dilficult to. provide the neces
saries of life for themselves am) those de
pending on them,det alone any, of the iluxu
ries.which.Mts. Spr.iguo, appears able to ,in-
dulge.in. It plso seems, funny to hear 're-
formers! in. Congress who talk in Hit. most
lugubrious etralasof the wrongs heaped ou the
poor, uet.up, in -their seats and urge, the.
measure beciusg.Mr;, Sprague is the, daugh
ter uf Chjefi JiWice Chase-a man, by the
way,manyof them wero never tired of abusing
when in political life' and while on the
bench. There nro hundreds -of tax-payer
in this District l lost t r ivery chivalrous
sentiment and no tinctured with communism
ns to protest against the proposed abatement
of taxes at their expense. They appear un
able to comprehend the justice of any such
discriminations in favor of those who live
as though r. nply nble to pay their propor
tional part 'i lua public burdens. Some of
them are descendants of au ancestry noted
for its services' to the Government and to
hunianiiyT aiis they are so unreasonable as
to'VJeuiund' that this kind of class legisla
tion 'unking flesh of one aud fish of anoth
er nil-..id tease' and receive no further en-dui.-LM.t
nt under tills Republican Govern -nitnl,
paiticuiurly from emiueut reformers.
'I lie Agitutiou in Germany.
BiJiiLlN, June 11 The subject of the
approaching Congresa of the Powers in this
city attracts, relatively, less public attention
than the internal crisis, which Iskcpt.prom
incntly in view by the activity of the police
aud the partisan preparations for tho ap
The leaders of the National Liberty party
are hero for consultation, aud to determine
on a course ot action. 1 hey believe that
llismarck had determined upon the dissolu
tion of the Reichstag even before Nobeliug's
attempt to kill tbe Emperor, or that he
would at least have convened the Reichrtag,
and ascertained the disposition of that body.
Their war cry will be like that of the French
Republicans in the contest with the De
Broglie Ministry tbe return of the present
Prince Frederick William, replying to an
address of the municipality of Berlin, declar
ed that his faith in the loyalty ot an over
whelming majority of the nation was un
The condition of Dr. Nobeling is much
improved and it is thought likely be will re
cover. The recovery of the hmperor is pro
gressing wonderfully. To-day ho celebrates
the forty-ninth anniversary of his marriage.
Arrests for treasonable utterances among the
classes infested with socialism continue to
be very frequent. The Federal Council, it
is expected, will certainly consent to tbe
dissolution pf the Reichstag to-day. The
elections will be appointed for the second
half of July.
A bulletin Istiied at 10:30 a. m., says:
'The F.mperor continues to improve. His
wounds have all healed. The right arm is
still swollen, but is less susceptible.''
Loshon, June 9. A letter to a prominent
German house'in this city-gives a summary
of what purports to he the report made by
tbe chief of tho secret police to Prince His
marck, summing up tho results of all tbe
discoveries that had been made concerning
the Nobeling diuplricy. The ficls as thus
related bear out the statements already
made as to the widespread nature of the
plot. The condition of Nobeling has never
been wi dangerous as was reported, and he
will live to meet his f ite at tbe hands of tbe
executioner. The state of the publio feel
ing, howevtr, begius to show evidence of a
reaction from the fervid loyalty that marked
everything last week, and the police either
really fear, or pretend tn fear, that further
trouble is at bund. Extraordinary precau
tious are everywhere taken, the army Is care
fully kept in hand, am) arrests continue to
On the brink nf "rUl Mountain at n
attitude of about ft.00) feet above tide, an
observatory has just been completed, Tbe
structure stands fifty feet high, and the top
Is reached by steps. At the bottom Is
house 10x1(1 for storm-bound tourists, The
structure cost Mr, lilcketts, the proprietor
of the hotel $176. With a glass the entire
valley and towus CO miles distant may be
(lame and Fish.
feYXorsis or tiiu consolipatiso acts.
Governor llaitranft signed tho act to
amend and consolidate tho several nets relat
ing to gauio and fish. Tho following is a syn
opsis of its provisions:
Tho firtt tection provide, that no person
shall kill or tursuc, iu uny part of tho state,
any elk or wild deer fcavo only from the first
day of October in any year to the sixteenth
day of December following; nor shall any ono
liaWiirpo'scssiou, or fiffer for' sale, arly deer,
elk or nntclnpe, or fresh venison, from tho
fust day of October to tho sixteenth of De
cember next following; nor shall any person
pursue nny elk or doer with dogs Any per
son offending against tho provisions of. this
section shall bo deemed guilty of a misde
meanor, and shall bo liable uu-lcrn penalty of
fifty dollars for each elk, deer or fawn so
killed or pursued.
Tho remaining pectinns of tho act cmbraco
the following prohibitions
Tho killing of squirrels is prohibited bo
twcim tho first day of January and tho first
day of SoptomW under a penalty of fivo
dollars for cuh and cory squirrel killed, ex
posed tor sale or had in possession.
Rabbits nro not tube killed between tho 1st
of January ami the 15th of October, under a
tion.iltv nt'hvn dollars lor each and every hare
or rabbit t-o killed, or exposed fur talc, or
had in possession; and im pcr.-on shall limit
rabbits with ferrets under a penalty of ton
Wild duck or gce.se shall not bo killed be
tween tho fifteenth day or May aud the lirst
day of September, with nny device or iustiu
ment known as n swivel or punt gun, or with
any gun other than such guns as habitually
aro taiscd at arms' length and fired from the
shoulder, under a penalty of ten dollars.
The killing of wild turkeys is prohibited
between the first day of January aud tho fif
teenth day of October under n penalty of ten
lol ars tor each bird so kiiiou, cxpo-eu lor
sale or had iu possession.
Upland or ura-vs plover shall not bo killed
or exposed for wile between the lir.-t day of
January and the fifteenth day nf July, under
a penalty often dollars tor each bird.
Ruffled crousc. pheasant or pinnated crouo
commonly called prairie chicken, ate uot to bo
killed between tue nrst uay oi January anu
the first day of October, uuder n penalty of ten
dollars for each bird.
No nerson shall kill or expose lor sale, or
havo in his or her possession after the same
lixs been killed, any woodcock, between the
first day o ' Jauuarv and tho fourth day of
July in any year, under a penalty often dol
lars for each bird so killed, exposed for sale or
had in poess-iou.
IXo perr-on shall kill or expose lor sale or
have in his or her possesion , after the same
lias beeu killed, any quail or Virginia part
ridge, between tho first day of January and the
fifteenth day of October, in any year, under a
ncnahvoftcn dollars for each bird so killed.
exposed for sale or had in possession.
JNo person shall ki'l, or expose lor salo or
have in his or her possession, after the same
has been killed, any rail biid or rood bird, ex
cept in the mouths of September, October
and November, under u penalty of five dollars
for each anil every rail or reed bird so killed,
exposed tor sale, or had in possession!
Niehthawk. whiimoorwill, sparrow, thrush.
lark, finch, marteu, chimney swallows, barn
swallows, woodpecker, nieuer, room, oriole,
red or cardinal bird, cedar bird, tanagcr, cat
bird, blue bird, or uny iu5cctiverous bird shall
not be' killed, napped or exposed for sale un
der a penalty of live, dollars for each bird.
This shall not apply to any person who shall
kill any ol these birds lor the purpose ot sci
No person shall rob or destroy tho eggs or
nests of any wild birds,- only those of such
predatory birds as aro destructive ot came
and insectivorous birds under n penalty often
dollars for each. This shall not annly to any
person that collect such eggs for scientific
,No person shall kill, catch or discbarge fire
arms at any wild pigeons while on its nesting
f rounds or in any manner disturb it, or tho
lirds therein under a penally of twenty dol
lars. Wild turkevs. rufllcd erouse. nhcasant.part-
ridge, or woodcock, or rail or reed bird, or
pinnated grouse, shall not be taken within
the limits of this state, with net. trap, snare.
or torchlight, nor bo exposed for sale under a
penalty often dollars for each bird.
No speckled trout shall bo caught, nt any
timo with any device, save a rod, hook and
lino, except for the purpose of propogation,
under a penalty ot twenty-nye dollars tor each
No sea ralinon or speckled trout shall bo
caught or exposed for sale pavo only during
the months ot April, Ji ay, June and July,
under a penalty of ten dollars for each ; but
this shall not prevent any person from catch
ing trout with nets in waters owned by him
self to stock other waters. .
Any person trespassing on any lands for the
purpose of taking fish from private ponds or
streams, after public notice ou the part of the
owner or occupant tlicrcot, shall be deemed
guilty ot tresspass, and shall be liable in addi
tion to damages, in tho penalty nf one hun
dred dollars for every such offense. Yrovideil,
however, iliis section shall apply only to such
ponds, streams and springs as shall bo used or
improved for tho propagation offish or game
It shall not be lawful for any person or
persons to place any fish basket, gill nets, pond
nets, eel weirs, kiddles, brush or facine nets
or any other permanent set means of taking
iimi iu uuy oi iiiu wuiers 01 nils common-
of this (section shall bo liable to a penalty of
twenty-live dollars lor each and every oltcnse.
Provided. That this production shall not no-
ply to tho fishing with (fill nets in the river
j)clawaro below 'Irenton Falls.
It shall not be lawful at anv time to catch fish
by drawing seines in any of tho waters of this
state, under a penalty ot twenty-live dollars.
Vrovided. That this section shall not extend
to shad fishing ; and li-orided aleo, that tho
mcsiics or seines uscu snail nor ue less man
three inches. And provided further. That no
seine shall bo drawn withiu one-fourth of a
mile of any dam across any river of this com
monwealth, under a penalty of fifty dollars
for each and every offense.
It shall bo lawful to fish with fyke or hoop
nets in any oi inc Btrcams oi mis common
wealth uninhabited by brook or speckled trout.
duriDg tho months of March, April, May,
September, October and November of each
year. Vrovided, That the meslies of the nets
shall not be less than ono lncu in size, and not
placed at tho confluence of anv wine walls.
And provided further. That any salmon, bass,
specified trout, pike, pickerel, or every kind
of fish introduced into any of tho waters of
this commonwcaltti lor the puposeol stocking
the same shall, if caught, be returned to the
waters alive under tho penalty of twenty-five
dollars tor each ouciisc.
No black bass, green bass, yellow bass, wil
low bass, rock bass. Lake Erie or creen bass.
nike or Pickerel or wall-eyed pike, commonly
known as Susquehanna salmon, shall bo
caught botwecn tho first day of January and
tho first day of Juuc, nor snail nny such'stio
cics of fish bo caught at any other timo du
ring tho year, save only with a hook or line,
scroll or spear, under a penalty of ten dollars
for each offense.
No speckled trout, yellow bass, green bass,
willow bass or black bass, Lake Erie or green
bass.-or other fish shall be caueht by shuttinir
or drawing off of said waters or by dragging
small pets or seines when ue waters shall be
drawn off, except by tho order of tho stato
fishery commission, and it shall not bo lawful
to place quicklime, poisonous bait or any tor-
pcuo or rxpiustvu mm iuivul in uucu ur mil
any usn, unuer ino penalty oi nny uouars.
1 he board of lish commissioners shall, on
the application of ten or more citizens, appoint
ono or more fish wardens, whoso duty it shall
bo to cnlorco all laws ot the cotnmouwcaltli
now in force providing for tho protection and
propagation of fish.
Nothing in this act prevents any person in
tho state from catchinc speckled trout or black
bass with neb, in waters owned by himself for
tho puriioso of stocking oilier waters. Nor
is any person prohibited from taking fish from
privuta ponds or streams owned by him and
used for cultivating fish.
The catching of bait fi.li by means of hand
ucis ur casi ucis is uui prouiuueu.
I.ako bass, rock bass, or bluo sun fish, spe
cies recently Introduced by the fish commis
sioners, shall not bo caught for three years.
from January 1, 1878, under penalty of five
dollars for each offense.
lllaek, yellow or green lass of lets si no than
six Inches shall not bo caught, but should they
le, it shall bo the duty of those taking them
to return tnem immediately to tho water, un
der a Penally of ten dollars for each offense.
The sale of pheasants, partridges and wood
cock, is allowed for a period of fifteen days af
ter the timo limited for killing tho samo has.
To carry out the object of the law tho fol
lowing provision lifivo been enacted !
In all caes of arrests made for tho violations
of any of the sections of this act, tho possess
s ion ef the fish, gnmc, birds, animals, fowls,
net", or other il6viees, shall he prima facie
evidence nf tho violation of said net. Vrovided
that nothiiur in this act. shall prevent any per
son from killing nny wild animal or hint, when
found destroying grain, ft ult or other vegeta
bles on their premises.
Anv iustico nf tho peaco or alderman, upon
complaint made by affidavit, shall be author
ized to issue n warrant to cauo tho arrest of
persons, and on hearing shall, it they aro con
victed of offenses charged, (sentence them to
pav the fines nnd penalties prescribed, one
half of which shall go to the informer and tho
remaining half tn tho treasurer of the county,
in which the offense was committed, which
shall Iks distributed to tho various school dis
tricts in proportion. Tho defendant on refus
ing to pay tho penalty shall be committed to
tho county jiil for a period of not less than
nno day for each dollar of penalty Imposed
unless seruritv shall bo entered to answer tho
charco of misdemeanor beforo tho court of
quarter sessions of tho oiunty in which the,
ollenso n as committed ; the court on convic
tion of the defeudaut and his failure to pay
the penalty .imposed, shall commit him to
tho county jail for a period of not less than
one day for each dollar of penalty imposed.
Judges of the court or justices of the pence
shall, on proof by affidavit, that any provision
nf this act has been violated by anv person be
ing temporarily within his jurisdiction, shall
Nuo his warrant for their arrrcst to answer
therefor, and pn proof of tho concealment of
any game during the period prohibited, shall
issue a warrant and cauo search to bo mado
in any house or place whero gntno may be
presumed to be concealed.
During tlio periods severally prohibited, by
this act, mayors nnd burgesses of tho city,
town, etc . shall require her polico force, as
a!n it is tlio duty ol the clerks of markets, to
dillicently search and arrest for misdemeanor
nil persons haying nny gaino or fish mention
ed, unlawfully in their possession, who shall
be taken before the mayor ot other magistrate
and subjected, on couviction to the penalties
There shall bo no huntinz or shootiiu, or
fishing on the first day of tho week called
Sunday, and any person so offending shall be
liable to a fin'o of twenty-five dollars.
THE SCANDAL THAT 1IA3 FOIICEI) A BISHOr
OUT OF TIin'CHDllCII.
Detroit, Juno 7. The scandal in which
Bishop SIcCoskry's name was involved a few
weeks ago has been followed by his relin
quishment of the office of bishop. It will be
remembered that Bishop McCoskry denied
his guilt, and that Fannio Richards asked
him to clear her name ; but the investiga
tion of the case, which was begun after he
had reached New York on bis way1 to Eu
rope, brought out some documents that did
not admit of satisfactory explanation. The
report in tho McCoskry affair that was yes
terday submitted to the Michigan, Diocesan
Convention, in session here, contains a doc
ument that had been received from him ii
these terms :
Detroit. Mav 18.-1878.
As mv resignation of mv jurisdiction of
the Diocese of Michigan was withdrawn at
your request, and notice filed for a meeting
ot tbe ilouse ot liishops to consider -it, 1
now present ray resignation of my office as
nil .. r .l l : c . . i - t
UlSUUU Ul IMC JJlUCCStl ui luicuigau. J. uuu
I shall be utterly unable to discharge the
duties connected with that office, ana I do
not wish to be a burden to the diocese. - If I
recover I can still try to do some good In
...1 -rt. . .... , . a
inc suuuruinaie unices 01 me ministry.
Sasiuel A. McCoskry,
This letter of Bishop McCoskry was un
satisfactory to the standing committee of the
diocese, and so another letter of the same
date was sent to tbe presiding bishop, in
these words :
Detroit. Mav 18. 1878.
Havinc heretofore presented my resigna
tion of jurisdiction of and over the diocese
Michigan, and subseouentlv withdrawn'the
same, I now desire and do hereby resign my
jurisdiction over the same, and do further
resign and relinquish my ouice as bishop In
the Protestant Episcopal Church of the
United States, and desire that the House of
lilsuops may meet at the earliest convenient
season to consider and act upon this resigna
tion, upon such length and manner of notice
as shall be thought best by tho presiding
Sasiuel A. McCoskry,
This resignation has been accepted. Con
strued under the church laws, it involves
not only the resignation of the bishopric,but
of tbe ministry also, and is of the most com
plete kind. The convention has voted to
pay the resigned bishop an annuity of $1500,
subject to revision by future conventions.
Quebec, June 12. The laborers on
strike have been plundering Renaud's flour
store on St. Paul street, stopping traffic on
tbe street and forcing truckmen to assist
them in carrying off their plunder.
B battery and the police are now engaged
in dispersing the mob.
Later. The riot is on the increase. The
Btrikera now number about 1,000. B battery
has been forced to retreat, the riot act not
having been read ou tho ground. Captain
Provost, the adjutant, and some of the meu
are badly cut with stones:. The mob took
from Renaud's store nearly 00 barrels of
flour. Tbe military are marching up and
down St. Paul street.
2:30 p. m- The military are attempting
to disperse tbo crowd, but without avail.
Lai i: it. The riot act has just been read,
Firing has commenced and one mau is re
ported killed and several wounded. Several
rioters nnd spectators are wounded. Cap
tains Short and Provost are badly 'cut with
stones, and some bullets are also believed to
have taken effect- in their arms and legs
Two or three of tho mob have received sabro
cuts from the cavalry. Everything is now
quiet. Tbe rioters have dispersed and B
battery Is guarding the parliament house.
Employment for Ladles anil (lentlemen
Our attention has been called to somd new
and labor-saving cooking utensjils recently
invented. One of which, the Universal
Weight and Measuring Utensil, for weighing
sxigar, flour, butter, nnd measuring molasses,
milk and all kinds of liquids used in cooking,
entirely superceding cxpensiyo scales. Tho
Patent Centennial Cake Pan, the best and
most convenient Cako Pan ever made, and
which every housekeeper will have when they
sco its ndvantoges over all others. Also, tho
Kitchen Gem, a plated wire boiler to hang in
sidoofon ordinary pot, for boilin? all kinds
of vegetables, eggs, eta, which when done,
can bo removed at onco perfbotly dry without
lifting the heavy sooty pot off the stove,
Theso goods are sold exclusively through
agents to families, and offer a splendid oppor
tunity to somo rclia.Ho lady or gentleman can
vasser of this county to securo tho agency for
a very profitable business. For terms, terri
tory, etc., writo to L. E. Brown & Co., No.
212, Kim street, Cincinnati, O,
Before you begin your heavy spring work
after a winter of relaxation, your system
needs cleansing and strengthening to pre
vent an attack ot Ague, Bllllous or Spring
Fever, or some other spring sickness that
will unfit you for a season's work, You
will save time, much sickness and great ex
pense if you will use ene bottle of Hop Bit
ters in your family this month. Don't wait.
See auotber column.
May 24, '73 Pin
The following persons taaTO been proposed for
nomtnAttnn hv lli YiMt. nomnrrfltln ,viintv rnnv.n.
Hon to lie held August 13tli, 1878. Candidates an
nounced. In thlH liar, urn nlnrtirrwl n nlilrla Itv thn Hr-
clsloa ot tUo Convention. 1
O. II. UltOCKWAY,
' of Wooimburg,
' 4 FOR llKl'ltiailNTATIVU,
f DAVID S. 11HOWN,
B. FHANK ZAUH,
. of Jlloomsburg. . .
T. .1. VANDEKSMCB,
. Fori I'RorilONOrAllY,
DR,.J, It. EVANS,
. , j-u. n Rloomsburij.
JAM IS B. HAU.MAN,
( I. K. MILLER,
J. II. MAIZE,
TOR lIKUIbTEIl AND IUXORDEK,
GEORGE W. STERNER,
WILLIAMSON II. JACOBY,
MICHAEL F. EYERLY,
JOHN S. MANN,
H. J. DIETTERICH,
H. A. SWEl'PENH ISER,
of Main townchip.
Mt. Pleasant township,
' i'isllingc'reek township,
S. W. McIIENllY,
, ,Reaver township,
x THOMAS' GERAGHTY,
'" of Ctntralia,
of Centre township,
E.F.Kuiikcl'N Bitter Wliie of Iron
rhesreat success anddelLlitor the peopla. In
fact, nolhlug ot the Wind his Uvn onun d to the
American i-ooplo which lias so iiuickly luuad its
iuw uicir kuuu mvur unu uuaxiy approval as K.
P. Kuolcel'sliltter Wine or iron, hum all u nro.
poses, ana inus gives universal satisfaction. It u
fruaranuea to cure the worst case ol dytpcpaia or
naiff ostlon, kidney or liver disease, weakliest, ner
vousness, constipation, acidity p the Momadi tc.
Get tho Bt-nutre. Ouly In SI bottles. Depot d or-
Hunkers and Ukv bo other, Bold tiy aUdruiflsu.
Kunkcl's lilttcr Wlnl ot Iron. Is a sure curl tor
this disease. It has been prescribed dally for iliinr
years In the practice ot eminent physlclausVlui
unparallelled success.Sruiptoms aro loss or aprttlte
wind and rlt-lnir ol tood, dryness In mouth, heatfiche
dizziness,, sleeplessness, and low spirits, (leiute
Kenulne; Mot told m bulk, only In it bottles, fold
by all drufft-lsta. Ask tor XC V. Hunkers bluer Wre
ot Iron and take no other. ll.W pel bottle, or i
bottles ;tor 15. All 1 a&k la a simple trial or this v
liablo medicine. A trial wtu convince you at onco.
,yrqrmK. Worm. Worm),
B. V. KunkeVs Worm Byrun never falls to remote
.ii .iuiii numia, erui, im uua stomach worn
readily removed by Kunkcl's worm sirup. Dr. Kul
kel U the only successful physician la ihts counti
that can remnvH tnt. unrm in fmrn tu... n
hours. He baa no Ite till head and all passes and
and In UUa bdoco of time, ivimmnn Lr-V.ru. ,ur..t,u
If tarsi worm can be rt-mnw-ri. nil i.ihM. unr.u J
readily be destroyed, Ask jour druirjlst tor a botu
of Hunt el's worm Hvrun. 1-ricn i ni-hr.itnr
June ...--.. u,.L0te.
T BOAT. M.ATCKH OP AIT. vivno
Ji 0 JlANp A? TJI COLUMBIAN oVhCbJ
m.nmi mm cloim.ho.5s,,
With jar jnorc' customers'
We. aro letter prepared
McoiisidcraMy lower prices
Tlio Meu and Boy
From tlio Largest
Only One Price. The Lowest. Terms Cash,
Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Returned. .
Samples and prices mailed anywhere.
Orders by mall promptly executed.
WAKAMAXER & BROWN
Sixth & Market Sts., Philadelphia,
Ueortre Ktcadman and Samuel Hess Secretaries, Su
pervisors In account with suuarloaf township, for
vear endlncr Anrll 8. A. 1. 1S7S.
Amount or duplicates for 1S7T,
To cash collected,
uy oruers ana receipts
" lime as hupcrvlior, S. Hess
" O. MCQdman, time settled
' In account by onset
" Work dono on road
' Attending settlement
To order Elven for balance
Tho following Is the Indebtedness of said township.
To orders unpaid lor year of 1S7S SOI 65
' orders unpaid ror jear of 1S7S 2S1 47
" orders unpaid for year of 1817 63J 74
' June s, 197S $1018 70
The above Is a correct statement as the account
stands on tho town book,
lly crder of auditors.
HENitv c. nuss,
A A HON FIIITZ,
Attest: Andhsw LACDicii, Clerk,
June 14 tt.
NNUAL STATEMENT OF SCOTT
scnool, DlHTItlOT, for year ending Juno ,
II, C. KIILCIINKII Treasurer.
Balance on hand from last ear $ 605 is
From htdte appropriation , . ass 80
Amount of dupllcute,.,, 1.271 SI
For teachers' wages 11,385 00
" fuel 04 78
" repairing houses CD 12
"journals , 700
" printing forls7T : too
" sundry bills 11 83
" duplicate B85
" r-ccretary's salary as 00
" exonerations, ... : sals
" collectors' commission 69x0
collecting Mate bond w
" Treasurer's commission at S per cert, 81 47
" printing and auditing this account.... 0J
Ilolanco In hands of treasurer,
Approved Juno 10, 1678.
It. D. HUlNIlircit,
HAMUKL A. W011MAN,
O. C. THKNCII,
Juno 14, 1878-
REAL ESTATE !
The real estate assigned to M. a Hughes by Wes
ley l'errylu trust;for the bene tit ot creditors, nut
bo exposed to pubuc salo at Kchro's Hotel In Nume
dlaoa ISATURDAY, JUNE 15th, 1878,
at 11 o'clock 0, in., described s follows :
bltuato In Locust township, Columbia county,
bounded ns follows : On tho east by lands ot Jonas
l'ettefman, on tho west byUndsot 8. 11. Johnson
north by land ot L. Adams' estate, on tho south
by lanJs otjCharles Fctterman's cstato, containing
whereon Is erected a
Frame lMvclllii House, Darn,
and other out-bulldlngs.
Also, at tho same time nnd place,
165 Acres of Wood Land,
situate In Locutt township aloresald.ndjolnlng lands
of John Llcby, Joseph Thomas, Oeorgo Stlnoand
Daniel stlne, containing good oak and chestnut tim
ber In largo quantities.
Tekms or Bi E.-Ten per cent, of one-fourth of
tho purchase money to bo paid at the striking down
of the property, the one-fourth less tho ten per
cent, at continuation abtoiuto, and thn remaining
three-fourths In one j ear thereafter with Interest
from confirmation nisi: On pajment of purchase
money deed to bo delivered to tho purchaser at his
M. O. HUOIIES,
Asslgneo ot Wesley Perry.
Attys. for Assignee. may sj, a-ta
REAL ESTATE !
Pursuant to an order ot the Court ot Coaman
I leas of Columbia county, Pennsj lvanla,wlll be sold
on the premises. In iinrir..i, . .. . . . .
county, on vuimP, m saia
Saturday Juno 22d, 1878
tati'.'f.00"?-111""10 '0ll0'S described real es.
late. ftSStellM In na. im. ... a
,d J 'he'?,trj.:.!bl.te-flt "edltonfo"
SIXTEEN Annua ru t .vn
In a trood kidia ...
rrpoi, f..r '", situate in Itoartng.
Jold iearC P,n lhVm road or old Heading
mlles-fr. ,Cm.Cat,lW'Sal0 "'"Ktown, about 8
and other. ' .ou ? W1U"" Wber
two-story -f.o.euienia tuereon aro a good
FHAME STOKE HOUSE,
a large two-story framo
a large barn, corn crib, wagon shed another out-
Tract No. ,
rood leading from Moluio loNumldV'
Tkkvs or Hiii .
o the property, the one-fourth less theien w Vnt
ro'uT T "I" .. rematng
connrmatlor 7,V, "i. " wun """ Tom
nenar. 1 v H'Tcuaser to be ;at the ex-
az??, r'ssar' """"""n
-iiuiuejs ior Assignee.
may W, is., "PB IIUIWH.
Rtihs una ON mit WITH
DWELL & pKtSMAH
JTMIRO CHE1TNUT STS.. ST. f.OUIS. M,
TtlTHtWC-Q r, ......
TOR I'WNTIM """"
U Neatly and cheaply c.eculed ut tlus