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THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT.BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COL NTY, PA.
Friday. FEB. 31,.170.
PRUSKtUTIUNS FUR SPITE.
Court are Instituted for the adrnlnlstra-
Hon if Justice, the protection of tbelnno
cent, u to punishment of the eulltr. The
Utulesof this State full describo the act
which are punishable ai crime. The design
of these laws was the protection of society
by preventing the commission olcrlmea.ami
not simply to Rratlfy the animosity of
I H I . . r. .
itnuvmiiais. 11 not unlreqiiently nap
pens that prosecutions are started for
the gratification of personal spite, rath
r than from a dotire. to vindicate the
law. It Is not deputed that any person has
the legal right to prosecute when ho can
show sufficient grounds for a binding over,
The law does not Inquire Into ther motive
utit could be generally understood that
the accomplishment of the object Is not nl
ways rcrtaln.it is probable that tho number
of this kind of actions would be greatly
diminished, Ihero 'hare been many in
stances in our Court where two parties, hay
iiig had a sparring exercise resulting In
bloody noses, have had each other indicted
lor assault and battery. After putting the
tounty to a largo amount of costs, the par
lies succeed in convicting each other, and a
line and costs fullow, and tho fact that th
other fellow is in the same fix is but
Miisiaciion in the heglnning, peihaps both
Han, annal 1.1 - . 1.1 1 t I
""" nenner was oawy
pun, ami jet 10 grainy tneir personal spite
, e P"""01" ,ere ,,n""tM. "n?e bill
u. utiH ne.mer one oenented by
e . i7 a I . a 1 "I , Puncmn
v. u.... U, uuu .utu drcumiugcei
.. .oove, experience snouia leach that
"T "T . . " " D"er ln'n
resorting 10 wo criminal uourla.
There are other instances where indict-
t. h... .J .U.
. u vuuuij pui
. cporc, ... nuuu Ull lue iril, me
"ii"" lusituKieu ids jury mat me crime I
cnargea in me inaictment was not sustained
by the eviderce and therefore no conviction
could could be had.
Society must be protected, and therefore it
is necessary that criminals should be punish
ed even if the cost be great. The safety of
the people isiar more important than money.
Dot in cases where society at large is not in
jured, wheu the parties are both blameable,
and when the motive for the prosecution is I
personal enmity, people should be slow about
bringing such cases to Court. Much valua-
ble time is wasted by Grand Juries in hear-
lag such cases, and if a true bill is found, by
the uourt and jurors in trying them, and all
mis expense is borne by the county. The
result is rrequenUy unfavorable to the prose-
color, and no one is benefited. While it is
UU,J UI 0y B ciuxen to see that
crime shall not go unpunished, no good citl-
i win put upon me tax payers the exnensa
of a prosecution which is intended simply
" grauueauou oi nis own malice, and
wmco is ox no interest or benefit to the pub-
-Hf. J- ... f . ., .1.
c iuo luuowwg irom tne Uaiellt t
Julktin : I
..Jt!l?rS-h 'Mifflin.'('r''.h"j"8t been
,iuiu luiuiairy. oome niriv
rompia prevailed but recently about his hav
mi been nicked un bv thn nnllm ir.: ,.
burg, and obscene literature being found on
jus person. Charges were soon after preferred
; iuo uraimuK eiuer oi tne aistnct againt
Jmn, who appointed a committee, and one, it
is said, of Mr. Wilson's own selection, to
pass upon the charges. Rev. J. W. Olewine
Ji n d i. or oomp'sinants, and Hev.
iTtVwn""?''": a-M B-Meaurray lor
Buieu. xne judgment thus rendered against
him is subject to review at the conference
wiuoeo usca to preach m this county, bat
was qotcd more for his vile abuse of Demo-
crais man tor piety. We are told that Ecu-
iku u, oia not- only retUsed to follow Moaes
u.u xua aua oi Canaan, but had adulterous
connootion wfth Bilhah. Tbe modern Reu-
oen likewise seems to have abandoned tho
ruaia 10 me nappy land or Canaan" and if
he has not unln.llv onvMintn..ul . limit I
v.mw a uiiuau i
ne seems to bo in a fair way to do so. Du-
... . no cmiuy "ed over with
. , luwarus iemocrats, but
.una ii wis .always at a sare distance from rank vegetation, it only grows on bottom suit
gunpowder. Like ancient Reuben "tho dis- able to it ; but onco so situated, grows strong
u. ureiureu coma not move
r .u v S shecptolds, and
preferred the shepherd's pipe and the bleat-
j .i. cu,mor 01 tne.trumpet
and the tormod of battle."
The Catawlssa Item complains about the . rdly rot ,D fummer
dUtribuUon of the SherifiPa adrtl.in. t Having answered borne oP'Sportsman's"
thb county It is .conceded that attorn..
1 .1 II.. ,. . . .
mvo uu ngai 10 direct In what papers their
writs shall be advertlsed,and if they see fit to
name the Republican atd Columbian be
cause either cneof lhm has a larger clrcnla
Hon than all the other nanere tosether M l. nn
cause of complaint, unless it can be shown
that some one else besides the little news-
papers that need publio patronage to keep
luvtn auve, is injured. The object of adver-
Using sheriffs sales is to give notice to par-
ties interested, and to secure outl hl.M.r.
if possible, and this is best accomplished bv
t..i it ... J I
-.iug wi uieuiums naving the widest circu-1
latiou. The law requires tbe advertisement
to go in two papers, but the plan of the jVroil
is to nave them go in alt the papers, for tbe nouse3 l'laDt gardens and lawns, niake'orcb
aams price that two papers now receive ; ana an vineyards, and render our homos at
that Is, that the papers read by most every' tractive and happy. We want to know bet-
aody shall divide with those having a few
readers only. Notwithstanding Sheriff Wea-1
vers action in Northumberland county, we
doubt whetuer (he sheriff can collect any
more for advertising than tbe amount charg-
a by two papers, be it large or small.
As to the "outrageously extravagant price"
paid the Columbian for legal advertising,
we have to say that our rates are much low-
r than those in many surrounding counties
and are considered extravagant only by those
who would like the opportunltyjof making
- tbe same charges. If our rates are too hluh
why does Myers charge the same, for the le-
gal advertising he gets ? The larger the clr-
eolation of a pa per, the higher its advertis-
ln rates : so half the amount efi.rt-l i
theCoLUMBUK might be considered
orbiUnt" for the Iltm, with only about one-
filth of our circulation. We wish the Item
success, but as its proposition to distribute
legal' advertising among tbe six paperr of
me county lor me same price as now charged I
uyi-o, can uocameu out oniy by sgreement
ofth. printer, wecertalnlyshallnotconsent
,. . ,r .17, r u
ihm hi inn. amnnv Ihm nllia .. i I
iTT , ''r"i " ig
btbersas one of the two paper. In which cer-1 BOt
.-.u.rB., .,.,BS required to be In-1 they may suffer much inconvenience and ir-erted-
j hap. lo.
This late aspirant for the Presidency.
hat just vacated the Extcutive Cbalr, and
the boys whom he had heretofore aided are
now trying to place hit where he can do
the most good. The plea Is that he is Im
pecunious. Let us see. During tho war he
received the pay of a General with all the
usual commutations, and every soldier
knows that in the actual service there is no
necessity or excuse for extravagance Kor
six years he was Auditor General of the
State at asalarr of about $5,000, a year, say
$30,000 for the two terms, and besides had
atnplo tlmo to superintend his magnificent
farm and blooded stock In Montgomery
County, lie was then twice elected Gover
nor, and held that position fur six years at
an annual salary of $10,000, besides a mag
nificent residence and furniture, making 1
$60,000, more. At tho close ol bis term he
was appointed Mtjnr General of the Slate
Guird, a position he kept open for himself
while Governor. He then roosted In Phila
delphia, that Mecca ot rlngsters, and has
been appointed and confirmed as Post Mas
ter of that City at a salary of $4500. But
Col. MrClure and other friends Insist that
ho should be Philadelphia's next ShcrlfT.and
the main argument is his alleged poverty.
In the first place the people are not obliged
to support political paupers forever. Again,
if llartranft, out of such large salarles,could
not save something for bimselr', he is not a
safe man to trust with the affairs ol others.
The tact is that be prostituted his official
position to dabble in fancy stocks, and his
losses, if any, aro the result of that species
of gambling. In proof of this we submit
the following letter :
AuniTou General's Office,
Ilarnsburg, Pa., March 9, 1870.
Pear Ycrkei; Buy as soon as possible
inn .i..p. r n n.i, s, a i i v.i
- w . ll u . I V. . U HIICKUI UDT I t 1
ie, B. B. alld tllen have mV8CC0Unt. or ...h.
er haTe an extract made from my account
ihi r en ... i... th.. ...!
ea on oil Creek. Let me havo this as soon as
,oa ran coaxeDieMr. The Altorney Gen
eral has given a decision against our settle-
ment on Oil Creek which takes the starch
tgbt out. I don't know what to say about
buyInB 011 Creek as a future investment. If
vou think wen ol i. vna m hnv r ,MnV
in., i,nr.. ., iL.f it in - s....i.
....... 6 "P ""'I"
everything else is drooping.'.but little can be
exnort frnm n f'rlr WL.f .1
Mv r nM i
J. F. Hartranft,
As to his qualifications for Sheriff, h
might do as a hangman, as his successful
feat of hanging Mrs. Surratt shows.
As many of Our citizens havo subscribed
money for the purpose of procuring and sow
K wild rice in the Susquehanna, at or near
this place for the purpose of protecting fish.
and attracting wild fowls, tho following sug-
gestions from a correspondent of the Patriot
may be ot interest
Editor Patriot : Although not a sci-
cntist I will irv to nnswnr thr nrtinlA nn wild
rice, written bv Snortsman." in vour issur, of
the 13th in which he asks, "Will wild fowl
bo attracted hero by tho wild rice instead of
iminir tn ihn nnribrm lt
grounds in the early spring, to pair and breed
as instinct and habit have led them to do an
i Tr t i . i . .
x& ufiuiusuiau ts a ypcviauuiB, ua ougnt
to know, from practical observation, that very
fflW VtMA fnvl fMiiMra in narftxitla.!
. ..... ,-- . t-au(, .iir
here in ear v inrini. hut An muu, ... tl,a
mnntt. nf A i.;i .-A i...: V.J ...u
siit'unon when here atnn hut 1a n. alior n
long flight for a few hours, then take the
"wings of the morning," and fly away. But
if we havo wild rice in the river, they may be
induced to remain some time, having some
thing to subsist upon.
"Sportaman" again writes : "Will not wild
fowl seek the open waters of the southern
ba'8 ana "vers in winter, where food is plen-
ty, instead ot staying hero ou tho ico bound
river?" Undoubtedly. It is not to be ex
W"J fowl wi" 8,ay Lere iD tbe winter
wuero cannot even get water let alono
the rico. But wildfowl in tneir migratory
flight will bo induced to stay here during tho
iau months by the wild rico which they can
subsist upon, while overy fall within the last
ten years they havo parsed us in largb quantl
Nes. i'or further information in regard to
the tendency wild rico has to stay wild fowl
in their flight I would refer "S portsman" to
an article on "Wild Rico" in a late number of
tho Forett and Stream.
na . ii . mtfti ...
jpuriouijii asits : -tvill not wild rico
the same as other rank vegetation rot in the
summerand fall, and awist in spreading ma-
lana r i will say that wild rico ii not a
and healthy witu-good roots, killing all filth
holding vegetation that it can outgrow. As
toils rotting in the summer, I would say it
does not, like wheat, head In the summer.but
ia the latter part of September, and therefore,
P"68 t0 tho best of my ability, I would
Alt h mln llirnm JA 1. 1 H 1. t
. " """'a11 PfJU'
dices and lend us a helping hand in the wor
thy object of planting wild rice.
We Want Education.
Tbo members of tho order of Patrons of
Husbandry havo much to learn and much to
u'scu'3 anJ will tako a long time to bring
M""""8 10 a true Knowledge ot tbe different
Ject that affect their interest in common
with the interests of every other industry.
Wo want to too" how better to work our
:l- r.:i? i .
au"3' ":"1"IU uu preseive our lands, and pre
Par,i the products of our farms for market
We Wlnlt know how better to adorn our
te5 uow ,0 educato our children, teach them
hc";DC8 aDU sounu morality, without6Cctarian'
,smor lallacious superstitious. We want to
tD0.w ll0 kcttcr to JuJfie men and to learn
lheir ,notivcsi wl'e designiog demagogues
attempt to uso us lor their selfish purpose.
We want better to know how nations aregov-
crne1, aDU ,10W ,axe3 aro levioa ""J collected,
want to know where all wealth conies
,romwno creates it and who hoards it. We
want to know ow "'Ohopolics originate
where they aro created, and for whoso benefit
l"ey aro run Wo waDt Qilet 10 the
cneaPest way which governments can bo sup-
Prtcd' whence comes tho revenue, and who
"ro tll(5 leneQciaric3 of tho national treasury.
A" ailJ muc1' rnoro may be learned bv
tion aud discussion in our Granges, if
we uavo ," Pa"CDCea"d energy to attend tbe
tntlngsregularly, and each one to do his or
her I'a.,t xa ,he mni wort of eltion a2d
e,ovation r the agricultural massed ot this
Important to AucriONRs.-Auditor
General Schell has rendered his daoMon to
tnoeuect that auctioneers must psy a tax of
. ' - ut
three per cent on tbe groaa wiwuoLa of their
be overlooked by auctioneers as othenrise
A LETTER TO TI1K VESTRY or 8T' JOHN'S
Oentlemcn .'In obedienci to the request
of your Hector, I take great pleasure In stat
ing to you through him, more fully the
reasons upon which Iho Protest against di
viding our diocese is based.
lucre may perhaps be oilier reasons than
those hero mentioned, which may suggest
ihemstlvts to the minds of well-informed
laymen. With duo deference to tbe opinions
of those who have slg'.ed the Memorial, and
tho reasons which they had for so doing, I
beg leave to lay before you tho following
considerations upon which your signatures
are asked to the Protest.
(1.) One of the chief reasons for division
given by Dr. llopklnsla his printed letter
to Ulshop Howe In March 1877, is thit : tho
increased revenues which would necessarily
have to como from both tho old diocese and
the now, should dlvl Ion take place. Tbo
old would be Increasingly taxed to mako up
for tbe lo"s of the new : and tho new would
of course be thrown entirely iion its own re
sources lor the support of the Uishop, the
Convention, and the missionary work. The
principal point Dr. Hopkins discusses in his
letter is "the unvarying law of increase both in
the old diocese and in the new, ip every case
Uut hp might also have said that tjiis law
.of Increase is based upon a deeper and more
universal law the taw of uecetsily ; a new
diocese being obliged to make provision tor
Its own Ilishop and Convention, and to sus
tain its own missionary cuterprises. Where
there is sufficient assurance, in the number
and wealth of the parishes In a proposed
new diocese, that the Church work will be
carried on with increased etficlency, Iho for
malion of such diocese will uudouttedly be
found a great beoeht. But while sub-divis'
ion works well up to a certain point, wheu
it passes tbat point, it entails burdens which
ought not to be laid on parishes. The ques
tion is : Has' not Pennsylvania been suf
ficiently sub-divided until such time as, im
der the respective administrations of ihe pre'
ent diocee', the Church in this State becomes
strong enough to warrant further division
(2.) To prove that tho erection of the
Convocation of Wllliamsport into a separato
diocese, would not strengthen the Church
within' its limits, unless the parishes are
prepared to more than double their offerings
let me refer you to the last report of the
treasurer of the Board of Missions. There
are in this Convocation, fifteen parishes and
missionary stations, recoiving aid from the
Board ot Diocesau Missions. The treasurer's
report tells us that $1800.00 were appropria
txl fur the support of these parishes and
statious, and that only $78J 23, were con
tributed for missions by the Convocation of
Williamsport, so tbat we have received
for the support of our missions during
the past year, $1010.72;orr than we have
paid into the treaturu of the Board.
To say nothing of wcreajino- our mission
ary enterprises under the proposed new dio
cese, aro our parishes in a condition to mako
up tho deficit of $1010.72 to keep the mitsioiv
ary work on ii present footing t What would
be the benefit of more Episcopal supervision
wiinnui more money to bestow up
on our missionary work 7 Are vie prepared
to relinquish the liberal appropriation of the
Board of Missions oi the old diocese, and to
raise tbe large amount within our own Con
vccatlon.which has hitherto come to us from
In tbs increase of Church membership
and in tbe formation of new parishes is it
not true tbat the support of tbe Missionaries
is of more importance than the frequency of
(3 ) It is proposed to make the new Bish
op, the Rector, of Christ Church Williams
port. Of course he would need an assistant;
and au assistant who would be acceptable to
the parish and equal to the position, would
be no ordinary man. Upon him would fall
most of tbe Sunday work, as the diocese at
large would be justly entitled to the Bishop's
services on tbat day. It is but fair to sup
pose that a suitable olergymau to act as the
Bishop's assistant and to do the work of the
parish as it is now done, could not be had
without a handsome salary scarcely less
than $2000 00 and a house, which is the
compensation of the present distinguished
Rector. Would not then thp Bishop's sup
port necessarily have to come from the oar-
ishes of the new diocese? Our share of tbe
Episcopal fund would hardly give him more
than a residence. The law of necessity would
again show its supremacy unless the Bishop
would oe left with a meagre support, which
I am sure, no one would wish to see. Th
fact that with tbe combined efforts of the
whole diocese, the treasury for tbe support
of our present Bishop and Convention, is
now overdrawn to the amount of $1120.00
certainly goes to show that tbe parishes cau
not bear a heavier demand than tbe present:
and yet this whole movement for division
contemplates largely increased demands.
With a slight change, the old nioverb mav
ou forcibly applied to this, as well as to oth
er matters : "Money makes a diocese so.'
but unless we are prepared to give the moo'
ey, it would be suicidal policy to divide and
set up for ourselves. I believe ia small dio
ceses when they are financially possible, but
(4.) At the Convocation at Lock Haven
in the Spring of 1877, when Dr. Hopkins
first made the proposition to set up the Con
vocation of Wllliamsport as a separate dio
cese, he was opposed by every clerical and
lay delegate, except his owu. and there was
a larger attendance than at Williamsport.
rrecueiy tne same arguments thou so forci
bly advanced against division, hold (rood now.
It was not even attempted to show at tbe
late meeting in Williamsport in what re
spects we had become more mature for dl
vision. Financial troubles have increased
since then and wo are only now beginning
w nope ior belter times.
Ibis is a matter which touches the laity
... .... . r
iar more intimately than it does the Clergy,
It is to be regretted tbat not a single lay del
egate was present at Williamsport when this
matter came up for action. The Memorial
was adopted by but Ave Clergymen who rep
resented self-supporting parishes, and by
our. ir wuo represented missionary par
nes. uoe who signed tbe Memorial had
just resigned his' parish, and six self-sup
porting panenes were not represented by
eiiner clerical or lay delegates. The repre
sentatives of two self-suppoTtiug parishes
and of two missionary parishes voted sgVnst
the Memorial ; so tbat only five out of thir-
teen self-supporting parishes, and only our
out of eight missionary parishes were repre
sented oy meignaturrs to the Memorial.
Full and free discussion on this matter
should be bad wow,- for when division has
once been accomplished it will be too late
tolameptit. Let us not commit ourselves
unwittingly in favor of division, but decide
either against or inavor of It, only after ma
ture deliberation. If we do not stand by
our convictions now, we must not depend on
others who subsequently bave a voice in the
matter, to save us from the results of our
own Inaction or folly as tbe case may be.
iinpinir that vou mav enma tn ln.
elusion aud that it will be for the good of
the Master's Kingdom.
I remain, very truly Ae. '
Rector, St. Paul's Church,
Mr. Tildcn's denial of all responsibility for
or knowlcdgo of tho incriminating cipher
telegrams is certainly as broad, explicit and
comprehensive as his friends could hope for
or his enemies demand, it is as thoroughly
consistent with hit political antecedents as it
is with his disclaimer on tho tamo subject
published somo months ago. It leaves no
room for (ho most captious to chargo him
with equivocation or mental reservation. His
testimony shows that he never authorised
any ono to hold out any venal Inducement to
secure for him tho presidency, and that just as
Kxin as ho learned of any probability that
such inducements wuro being held ou by
thoso who might bo supposed to act with his
authority bo put a stop to them. Tho nego
ttations began without his knowledge, failed
only because ho rciuscd to give them aid or
countenanco and becauso emphatically and
with a rcbuko lie recalled Ins nephew from a
mission which had lien undertaken without
his knowledge. Moio than this no mm could
do to keep his ekirls and conscience clean i
as much, we venture to say, few men, under
tho tame circumstances, would have done. It
is because Mr. Til len had it in his power to
win the preidcncy by corrupt means and did
no(, (hit ho emerges from this investigation
and throws off this cipher telegram calumny
stronger thau bclore.
in its stylo his statement beforo tho com
mittco is characterized by tho satno felicity
and strength of diction which havo command1
cd so often for his political utterances great
popular weight. Thcro is a dramalio intensi
ty and comnrchensivo reach about this pas-
sago which well commands not only the
ephemeral "applauso" of thoso who heard it
but will produce a deep impression on tho
mind of tho whole country :
"To 'the people who, as I believe, elected
mo president of tho United States ; to tho
four millions and a quarter of citizens who
gave mo their suffrages, I pwo duty, service
and every lionororahlo sacrifice, but not a sur
render of one jot or tittle of my sense of right
or personal self respect. Whatever tho dis
appointment to those who voted for me,what
ever the public consequences of suffering the
subversion of tho elective system by which
aln -,0 lrco government sell government can
be carried on, by whatever casuistry a differ
ent course might havo been advocated or de
fended, I was resolved if there was to be an
auction of tho chitf magistracy of tho na
tion I would not bo one of Ihe bidders."
In this statement ho has been supported at
every point, contradicted at none ; and what
ever other consideratiom may prevail in the
selection of tho next Democrat io candidate
for the presidency, and it may be considered
as finally so' tied that thcro will bo no fear of
taking Mr. Tilden up again because oi any
doubt in tho publio mind that he went through
and came out of the ordeal of 1876-77 with
his personal honor uasmirched.
But Mr. Tild.'n rises to the full stature of
his dnty as tho assailed Democratic candidate,
when in answer to tbe opportunity given him
he grasps and analyses the standard of politi
cal probity presented to him and measures
his opponents by it:
"I declare before Qod and my country that
it is my entire belief that the votes and cer
tificates of Florida, South Carolina and Lou
islana were bought ; and that tbe presiden
cy was controlled by their purchase
I scorned to attempt to secure my rights and
title by such mrans as were required to ac
quire felonious possession. Pelton did not
act rightly. He may be tried ; he may be
condemned. Public opinion may "punish
him. At the same time, even that fault
is to be judged of according to th? facts, ac
cording to times, according to what was be
ing done. His act was an inchoate offense
On the other side, the act that was done was
an accomplished and consummated wrone,
It built up a possession of the presidency of
the United States to the man who was not
elected, and tbe representatives and champl
ons of that condition of things are the men
whoie consciences arc troubled with the in
choate wrong doing of Peltou which '.
cruhed out In tho bud."
How vividly he contrasts his own conduct
with that of Hayes I He stopped and
crushed out the inchoate wrong of Pelton
attempted at most forarighteous end. Hayes
aided, abetted and profited by the consum
mated wrong of his agents, and now in the
full light ol their guilt becomes a particept
criminU by showering upon them the re
wards of his official patronage.
Not a vestige of responsibility for wrong
doing in the elector il matter can be traced
home to the Democratic candidates or na
tional committee ; while the flagrant guilt
of the Chandlers and Camerons and Mack
eys and Sroughtons is fairly intensified in
tbe publio estimation by the suspicious facts
tbat the evidences of their guilt were select-
ed'with such studious care from the mass
of telegrams and burned with such impetu
ous haste. Lancaster Intelligencer.
The wife of a miner in Hopewell, Pa., had
yellow bair of wonderful length and abund
ance. It was so heavy as to be a bother,
but her husband would not let her cut it o'ff,
even when offered a good price by dealers
In bair. Lately "work became scarce with
bim, and he did not know how to make
payment soon coming due on bis little bouse.
The loss of his home seemed probable,
Then a stranger came along and offered $200
for the treasured yellow hair. The amount
of money would raise the mortgage on th
homestead, aud ,the husband reluctantly
made the sale. He could not help sheddine
tears when he saw tbe stranger's shears de
spoiling his wife j head of Its beauty, and
she wept when she looked at herself In the
glass; but they consoled themselves with
tbe crisp bank noter, and tbe buyer went
away with the hair. A lew davs afterwprd
tBe miner ent to pay tbe debt, and learned
that tbe bills were all counterfeit.
The Strret of Success.
The best means, employed of making a
grange interesting and profitable, is to make
your meetings Interesting by discussing
practical qneslions in which members are
interested as a class and as individuals.
Havo essays read on practical subjects i pat-
ronUe your established grange business
houses ; whereby you can save to your own
pockets tbe large per cent, of profit that vou
paid to dealers before yon had an organiza
tion, and that you would have to pay again
In case your organization failed ; look close
ly after your own organization,your business
interests, your welfare and that of your
families. Wherever these masters have
been attendid to and looked after, there the
grange ha beeu a success, and continues
prosperous and wherever you find it other
wise, you will Invariably fiod that these im
portant matters have beeu neglected. And
herein lies the whole secret of one grange
oemg a success and another not. Orange
The Pennsylvania Legislature managed to
pass one hill Cosily durlag the first month
of tbe session, at a cost of about 176,000 to
the people oi tbe State ; and vet it is doubt.
ed whether some bills of the future, wbish
will be passed much more promptly, may
not cost the Treasury many tinea as atuch.
Legislation is Due of the costly luxuries of
popular government. JTmrs, i
The RoWhb Caie-Th Hepiibticana Respon -
By far the boldest and most gigantic rob
bery that has ever been perpetrated upon
this government was tho system of public
plunder carried on by Robcsoii and his ac
complices in the Navy Department during
almost the entire term of Grant's Adminis
tration Ofber and great rascalities there
were In various departments of the publio
service. Other scoundrels stole publio funds
aggregating an Immense amount, but Robe
son and his fellows (made tho Navy Depart
ment the scene of such bold nud stupendous
plundering as.lcss Audacious men In other
branches of the service could only admire,
as they lacked the courage to attempt formi
dable competition for the championship.
In any other civilized government on earth
tile author of such crimes as marked the of
ficial life of George M. Robeson would have
been confined to penal servitude for life.
But this man is selected rs tbe recipient ol
special favors from the party which he has
disgraced. The voto In the house last Mon
day clearly demonstrates that the Republi
can members of that body have deliberately
decided to shield and defend Robeson,
It is well understood that ono object of the
Republicans In rallying to defend Robeson
is to shield him from indictment. On the
8th tlay of March the statute of limitation
will intervene between bim and tho outraged
law. By staying off action till tho close of
the season the Republicans of tbo House
will savo him from well-merlled punishment
and preserve him for continued use as n pil
lar of their party.
With Robeson's accomplices the case Is
different. Tho Btatute of limitation will not
save them from trial by courts martial.
Robeson seeks to sneak out and leave his
pals to their fate. This" is tho sort of strug
gle that is going on iu the House, where
the "party of great moral Ideas" is throwing
itself between avenging Justice and a man
who has robbed the public Treasury of more
money than all the thieves in Sing Sing
ever stole. This may seem harsh, but it Is
literally true. This man, who is a Repub
lican Congressman-elect, and whom tbe Re
publicans of tbe House are saving from
prosecution, towers over all the convicted
thieves iu our penitentiaries as the Ken
tucky giant looms above Oen. Mite.
No party that ever appealed to the voter
of this country for support has ever dared
place itself in so degrading a position as tho
Republican party, when It plants Itself as a
barrier to hold backjustlce from this brazen
faced robber and his companions in crimo.
LINDSEY'S, BLOOD SEARCHER
and all'MaMMl dinfa itd to Iia wonder-1
luiDOwt-ri. rvM niooaiitBruaraniA
efhoaHh, IUa4t " Ii curaa bit torn of ftrr.
lav" M Jratwlt, riUi, O. ":t cured
air Mi4 ai I rjupwt,-Mr. M. jimUiw, Imt
Iraa'a, Pillsanrc". f. 8U4 tf DrMgfUU tU
ISTiTI Or ACOCSTCS MASON, SMS1SID,
letters of Administration on the estate of Aui
Mason, late of tne Town ot H!oomsUurg,columSlao.
deceased, havo been granted by tho Register of said
county to the undersigned Administrator to whom
all persons Indebted are renupstati tn mniin immruii.
ate payment, and those having claims or demands
wuuo fcuc VBUiu, wwl mane lut-m Known to ine ad
ministrator without delay.
JOHN A. FUN8TOV,
ren. si, l8,-w Bloomsburg, I'a.
A UDITOR'S NOTICE.
ie matter nf t.hA fintn nrtita M.iiwf.r. d.i..
. iincumu uy me antnn, ai tne salt r J,
Tne undersigned Auditor appointed by the agree
lent ot Dart'ea Interested to dltttritmrA t'h nnmmic
ot the said sale wiu sit at his office In Uloomsburg
on Saturday, March S!d. 1(7t at ten ocloclt in the
ivtruuou ,ur iuo purpose oi nis appointment wnen
and where all persons having a Uen on said fund can
wuj .1 tucjr oet! proper.
feb.Jl, U-lw Auditor.
In Proceedings for the Partition of the
ileal Jbstate ot liebecca Smith,
COLUMBIA COUiFFr, SS:
TUS COXM0NWS1LTH OT PlKKSVLVANU.
To A, K. Smith ofMadlsnn tyivnhfii .T.mo. wit
son and Susan his wife of DanvUle, Montour county.
J'enn'a.; Charles Dodson and Palmetta his wife of
, . v. nicxanuer u.Bmiui or said uan
vllle : John Smith of Greenwood township said Co-
uwuia wuulj , nauiuei iv. smuu oi 8aia ureen'
wood j Anna M. Smith of said Danville i H. V. hat-
tin. OUardlan Of ltOSa Hmlth nnrt nrant Nmlth
nors of Ureenwood aforesaid: Jacob Lonz of hno
township said Columbia county; Martha I)ng of satd
1. ... . -wuK-";3uuviiie, iaiga count;
l'a.: (Jesse Welser and Mallnd.i his wife of Orcne
aaia Lenign county ; Kdwln Itabenold and Matilda
, . i. ; ureneia; uenry irotrery ana Hannah
Klotzand Emellna hla wifrt r.r
Louisa county, Iowa : Peter Haas and Amanda his
-; ucimiwn. ain ix'iisii county: juutonutl
and Abigail hlnnffA nr amI . lan, nn.n . i.., t
bach and Isabella his wire of IrontAn ham rhirh
county i Qeorge litchard and Susan his wife of said
Allenwwn i Henry II. Werley, Hosa M. Werleyand
AUce V. Werley, a minor and Nathan Krum.Guard
lan of sail AUeo V. Werley of said Ahentown, lineal
descendants ot Kebecca Smith, deceased and to all
u,uc, lauuaiuieraiwj, ureeung: you ana each
of you are hereby eltedtobeand appear before the
Judges of our Orphans' Court la be held at Ulooms
burg on thenrst Monday of May next, then and
there to accept or refuse to lake tho real estate ot
said Rebecoa Smith, deceased at the appraised val i
atlon put upot It by the Inquest, duly awarded by
the said Court, and returned by tie sberirr, or show
cause why It shau not be sold. And hereof faU not.
Wltnoss tho Honorable William Kiwell, rresldent ot
our said court, at Oloombburg, tbe seventeenth
M. W. Ness, Deputy.
fcb. II, i:e-sw
ORPHANS' COURT SALE
REAL ESTATE !
In pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Court ot
Columbia county, the undersigned Kiecutor ot the
last wiu and testament of John Shuman, late of Bea
ver u)wn3nip.i;oiumDla county.doceased. win e,
to publio sale on the premises on
Saturday March 8th, A. D., 1879,
at ten o'clock a. m, the following valuable real ea-
uie, lo-wit '
The undivided ono-half Interest of said John thn.
man, aoceaseaia an.that Certain messuage and
TltAui OF LAND
situate tn Heaver township aforesaid bounded and
described as follows, to wit i NorthwMi hv i.n
of Christian Shuman, castwardly by land at Mrs.
Caroline Mann and land ot Charles Michael, south-
""' ujmuaoi jonn Hoata and Jamhsrv .n
laua oi reter risner, containing
more or less.
ALSO, all that certain messnara and TrtArrr- hi
LAND Bltuate In the township ot Hearer aforesaid
uuuuucuaau uesenrjeaas follows. V Il Beirlnnlnj
at a black oak, corner, thence by land ot Charles
aiwaaci auuta juu-iy-iuree and a quarter degrees,
west tblrty.nve perches to a stone bean, then !,
lands of John Hoata due east,one hundred and nrrr.
six perches to a stone heap, thence by lands of the
no!, uuca mountain uoal and Iros Company north
tbu-ty-lhree and a quarter degrees east n..h.
uwj ui laaas ot T&omas Shearman's
ucu uuriu eignty-one degrees west 80 perches to a
stone heap, thence by said Shearman's heirs due
uurm . rcues to a stone heap formerly a black
oik, thence by lands of Charles Miehi a.i. i., .
ty-one degrees west one hundred and twenty-eight
kvv u vi ueginning, containing
vet cent, of rn.fn,it-t nf
the purchase money to be paid at the striking down
of the property j the one-fourth less
at tho connrmatlon ot sale, and the remaining three
fourths la one year thereafter, with' Interest from
ALSO, at the soma time andni..mlicuiV.
Elizabeth Shuman the other undlilded hif ir,.,..
of the am above described piece ot land, upon the
same terms as above stated.
I eb. 11, W78-U
1JTT SB! 54BADS.
Ketly and Cheaply priateTat the Coltjm
1 QTATEMKNT OP THE FINANCES
COUNTY OP COLUMBIA
from Jaantry 1st, 1STI to January 1st, ts;t.
Statement showing taies assessed and balance
ASSSSBCD. mi.!. BV.
DISTRICTS. Eg. g
nearer 55 68 103 r sss lit os 6oo
lienton 103 in uso si) ill so ssoo
Kerwlck liilio si sol ties lino 3JSI
lilooin r-OdOii 85 oo HI n tsioi ssol
nrlarcrvek lawm SIM) sou sit M si 60
Catawlssa,,,,.,. sots to ;M M5 tsoas lfM
Ccntralla. sosit 6 50 iso issts sr-o
Centre itssis "too tils vnti itoo
ConTngham mtti im isrii 6o
nshlngcreek..., ltmi ssoo SS3 smsi is on
Franklin tins bsm 14 oo asiTS isoo
Greenwood tiotoo 81 0 lies 113164 61 OS
Hemlock. 1110 09 6T0- 1I6S M6S IT HO
Jackson 39 0 S00' 16 1300S 9 0-1
Locust 14S3SI Us 00 13 00 MS tl 63 00
Madison imt) "is- lots sn't it 10
Main 14SM 43 00 1169 1 481 10 00
Minim 1193 TS 71 OO 1163 !M0 N 00
Mnutour 103103 64 00 119.1 431 tl 14 00
Mt. Pleasant H1S3 oioo 1161 4J6 6100
orange 1073 64 6 3 6S ST 45 TOtlt 1140
line 480 SS M 60 41) til St It 60
Hnarlngcreek. .. Mt Tl !) 14 co
HcotL.i.. ........ lOW CO 7.100 ISSO S8107 61 TO
Hugarloaf....,,, 434 TO 6760 1 70 36366 67 60
tmi Tl 1661 60 C01 67 140S 61 ISO tt
amount dck roa vsiisrasriocs to 1879.
J. J. Coutrhtln.
1433 S3 0 00
494 60 1460
t43 33 60
1S3 4I 9 00
37010 US 30
349 43 15 60
too 60 8 00
180 IS 1160
600 83 13 60
II.W. McREYNOLDsj, Treasurer of Columbia county
In account with said county on county funds.
Jan. 1, 19TS.
To am't. uncollected prior to 1879
mi hnnd fit Inst fitf!i.mpnt 9.011 81
county tax assessed In 197S Sl.too 74
" tax on registry ot voters In lsTf
" tax added to Montour uupucaio 1111.. ,
. Locust -
" " ' MOU " 1877...
" " ccntralla " "
" J. C. Smith for Owen suit ex tax
Ben, liabm, i '
" Jacob l'lott, "
" Jos-ph May, paid on note
14 Mojer Rros. for desk
" Lewis A. Riley T tracts ot land ot com-
' Wm. Moore one piece ot land of Com
missioners ' Jno. Monroe ono lot ot land of Conpnls
sloners ' Jno. Starr rcdei-iptlon of Commission
" Wm. Uower rent on jail
"W.mY. Hess tax paid.
M 11. P. Fortner proceeds of aa estray
" c. 11. Mcuenry for chandelier
" Jacob McCoy lumber from Catawlssa
" H, F. zarr Jury fees
" Jno. W. Hoffman Jury fees
' B. F. Il-dllne sld bridge near Mcllen
' ' county tax on unseated lands
" seated "
"road tax on " "
" " unseated "
"school tax on - "
" seated "
"poor tax on " "
" " unseated "
11 seated land taxBlncedlstrlbutlon.. ..
" Rutheruff i'o. unseated Heaver
" amount In ccntralla since distribution
u. s ;
" e mount county bonds- sold
assessors managing Ac, or dog fond..-
" Harruanf Hassert old Iron and stove
" redemption money of Joseph Barry
" redemption money ot Jacob Lutz Ben
ton.... "rddempilon money ot It, Delleplano
By commission and exonerations and returns allow
ed collectors for l'TS.
Districts. Com. Ex. Districts. Com.
Roarlncrwk 86 89 4 61 ML Pleasant 4149
Conyngham 19 00 Orange tl is
Beaver 41 84 99 68 Pine 15 17
Berwick si ss 83 90 Roarlngcreek 81 37
Bloom 883 89 14188 Sugarloaf SI 80
Ilrlarcreek 78 S3 1099 Forms 84 04
Catawlssa 190 07 50 70 Benton
Centralla 44 10 796.8 Brlarcreek 65 43
Centre 113 37 1.65 centre 7 77
Flshingcreek 75 61 844s ml Pleasant 84 is
Franklin 38 8 87 Pine 15 29
Greenwood si 00 31 94 For 1875
Hemlock et59 lies Benton 49 61
Jackson 19 43 9 41 lino 19 61
lAJVUSL K4V1 IV 14
Madison 79 07 7 4S
MllTlln 69 69 1813
Montour 61 06 1314
Benton 83 10
$1,841 19 (741
Total commlssloa 1,848
" exonerations 741 1
county orders redeemed 56.611(8
iue irom collectors 18,64813
Amount paid to meet State quota 90 60
Commission to Treasurer 9 jm 44
..M...UV ... UA.U 0UU1 M.1U otitic iwr uuuui
charged on coupons 95 ts
uivrcai. pmiiuu orer-oue county Donas
mea with order 729 81 57
uuiauMj m uuuu 01 1 reasurer 18 93
II. W. McREYNOLDS, TREASURER,
IN ACCOUNT WITH POO FCNO.
Jan. 1,1878. DR.
to amount due at last settlement $S04 43
" " on Flshingcreek '76 j to
"amount assessed In 197S 1,64 60
wi uouu awasi settlement.... 185 69
By commissions and exonerations on duplicate Mt-
uea ror 1878.
Districts, com. ez. Districts, com. Ex.
itoanngcreec 901 160 Orange 9 48 1 so
rur 1. 11.
4 68 1400 me 9 93 7 St
to i ou Itoarlngcreek ih 1 to
416U60 sxgarioat iss 450
M For 1876
ass 450 Benton teo to
63 4 60 Brlarcreek 3 OS 1 60
8 80 6 50 Centre 8 60 aoj
iw mi. riea&am s 53 7 00
in 3 00 line 9 50 150
413 100 Sugarloaf 90s 810
n w Ml ior 1815.
90s 8 so Benton 3 03 it 50
6 58 10 50 pine 9 10 s 60
au 1 uu
8 70 8 00
9 68 1 50
9 15 8 00
83 174 197 39
Commission to collectors 89 74
Exonerations allowed collectors 197 39
Orders paid ot 1S7 it to
. 470 00
auiuuntoaiaioco'intyror assessing 4tc. 180 00
AiuuunLUDRimm nllMifnM A,, a.
Balance la hands ot Treasurer'.""!!.'."." 757
waiu-iu.iiuu' JSIFENSES FOR 1878.
For which orders were Issued oa the Treasurer,
Paid Wm. II. Snyder bill for teachers' In-
" David Lowen'berg'police'h'lre!.'.'.'.'!'.'.!!
! 5'.,JeS80n ""osier lto elesuon laws
" B. F. Zarr cost In Hester case Supreme
', Wesley Wirt auditing publio accounts
D.Lowenberg pouce bill durlag execu
tion "Geo. Brown boarding police "
sundry persona for procuring scaffold,
coffins, Ac, at execution
J. W . Hoffman taking J. K. Mowrer to
Eastern state Penitentiary
" E. it. Furman reward and expense ap
prehending horso thieves .
" Jno. N. Goroner to rearrest Jno. Sey
tiert " Wm. F. Faust taxes refunded
Bacnman Kety wall at Court House
" Ilachman Kesty coping for part of
same , ( t
" Jno W. Hoffman warrant In Roaring
ereek election hnnr,i
" Jno. W. Hoffman warrast in' North
Conyngham election board.,
Jno. w. Hoffman warrant In Locust
" Jno. w. Hoffman warrant In'Montour
" Jno. W.
orman eiecutlon of;Ue'ster',
" Jno.w. Hoffman taklnir n'ranVwina
" to Phu'ad'elteH'
?' !!arr" special court and election!.'
1 ij. tr. cm i'rothonotary'a bill....
H. Harris crjer to mu Jail
uu "' Vuya" bl" for ""hers' Ixisu-
expenses to liarrUburg on county bu-
ino- Y'..u'offnun"costa servin'g'w'rits.
" Wm. Krlckbaum but in casoofN. Lenl
lhan. (M MllirOnnvnnl...
COURTS, JUROR.S' W iAND CONSTABLES'
Grand Jurors duriav vfr .
Traverse " ' "
Constable returns "
Court Cryer ' ..
Tip blares 'i .!!!!,,,"!"!'"
Ceut Calendar ' ..."' '"
di, a"'' ""aogrsphsral tn p-
8.N. Wslksr.SmtUi vs. KlaiMe
" Buckie vs. Grow.,,..!!:;!
Ta W.MBllh " Tinntr
Wsa. XrlskUsu tlerk to
COSTS IN COMMOJtWIALTII CASKS.
WSSBSCOCXTT BRCIMI LIABLE.
Jii'tlces, constables and witnesses......
It. IL Little District Attorney....
Jno. M. Clark District Attorney In Hes
Jno. M. claik District Attorney In lies-
Tl F. Zarr. as Clerk at ourt
Jno. W. Hoffman but otcost
1 1, CI 11
ROAD AND BtllboB VIEWERS AND ItOAD
Snndry persons as viewers ...
MICIlMril IVIKIiru u'liti'ifc"
Peter spi.lemflneHtdtodatni.ge ncnion.,
Jno. Kciehner Co rtniiinge J.iks.n....
Robert C. Howell damsireMt pleasant,,
Daniel Harrison dnmige t.recnwood,.
itoniimm ten neuam-iif-i
.1. 8. w oods dainagHKMilngcrccK..
Nimv Mriienrr oara-ure
Mary llelwlir dnmige Locust,
.inlin tlnrn damairo 3
Wm. Johnson dainnge
.lames iiuaine -
John Shelter ' "
Jotmorabim " "
wm. H cos uainBge urrenwoo'i..,
Susnn J. sxedsinftgo Mndlson
John (. Keller dnm.iiro Mshlmtcreck.,.,
Jonathan iohns.indiiin.ine Mi-Mson.,.,
Moses Melh nry dainad Ftstilngcreek . .
John Gl non d imatrn .Mt. l'leasunt
John Wail, h dam jge
Kmma.Mllls damig-i Giwnwood ,.
Johi- ). Freeze datimgo IUooti..
Hcrnard stoner damage Mt. Pleasant....
COMMISSION MIS' OFFICE AND OURT HOUSE.
M.V.n. Kllno Auditor
K. II. Hrown " ...i
Wm. Krl -kbaum ststlng account for 1S17
IiloomjoasC'omnany lor gas
Mrs Ingnld cleaning Court House.... ,
H. O. Ilartman carpet tor ltnes room.
W.J. Correll one-half dozen chairs for
A M. lluper gralo for stovo Register
It. Roan repair court room window blinds
Ilachman Kesty nagging cpurt bouse.,
Jacob crouse mattltig court room. .......
I. Hagenbuch bills stovo repair, c
11. U Thomas four gross pens
sundry persons repitr bile.
P. Jones repairs durtoir jear.
Menagh et. al. pulling)
lKKarus coni ;oius . .
Rollins a Holmes LIU tendered
" ono aozensmtioons..
M. E. Cox bill for cleaning., c
F. P. Rlllmj er et. al bill for work at orflco
s. II. Miller Ac 1-on bill rendered
B. M. .scad guiae 10 county omcers
Thomas (lorry I. Ill rendficd..,
Wm. Workheiscr for wood
J. II. Maize bill rendered....,
J. Schuyler for snow Rhovel
jtuier s scanes painting court nouso
Yt'in.Gicger hauling to. court house yard
S. W. .Mctlenry Commissioner
Jotn Herner " .
Joseph E. Hands "
JohnG. Freezo Attorney
Wm. Krlckbaum clerk
llarman Hassert for Iron fencing
0. M, A- J. K. Lockard, coal bills .
C. W. Neal ( Bro. coal bill
Thomas Gorcy eL al. bUl at old all ... ..
Joseph E. Sands bills rendered........
Joseph K. Sands Son carpet c
1. Hagenbuch stoves 0 , at old Jan.
u m. .Mcuinney bin shoes for prisoners..
John Alstatt Bhavtnz prisoners..
D. Lowenberg bills clothing
L. Bernaid key repair ...w
c. M. Drinker key repair
C. A. Klelm bills medicine
II. Klelm bill rendered ....
John Beagle wood
Wm. Puruell wood
John J. Tower bandcuff and nippers
LoOfard t Workhelser coal and wood..,.
Ada Bobbins washing bill
Peter Jones 11 bunks
Clark Wolf dress good for prisoners.....
Ui oss I'.r i. bill shoes and boots
1. 8. Kuhn I III rendered...
Bl Km Gas 1 o. for Gas
J. II. Maize bill rendered
Runyan Co. bill rendered ...
P. Jones Mendenhall bill rendered.......
Rollins nolmes repairs.
John Williams rlnthlno-
John W. Hoffman boarding police
John w. Hoffman boarding prisoners.
tiuun , nunman washing c......w
John W. Hoffman Turnkey tees
Wm, Glgger bUl rendered
PRINTINO, STATIONERY AND POSTAGE.
Brockway Elwell, court proclamation...
" " blanks
" " county statement..
" " advertising
" " election proclama
tion ' .
JC Brown, election proclamation
" county statement..
" advertising; .
C M Vandersllce advertising
" county statement.........
C B Snvder advertising.
a A Potter advertising
Harrlsburg Patriot," advertising.......
Wm Mann blanks .
F L Hotter election blanks
G A Clark stationery for office and court
Jos;K sands stamps
DA Beckley postage and box rent.
Sundry persots for Inquests. ,
Dr. Yeoman post mortem oa body ot Mr.
Gannon ... .......
BRIDGES BUILDING AND REPAIRS.
Isaac Kllngerman bridge
w A, coie cole s bridge ... . 1 6
siias u cole " . .,
L A German west of Benton .
jvu dicuenry - mt g
it u uiuhuu uenton onoge...
muigger Rupert bridge .., i
" Barton bridge 4
" Rock bridge ... 1
Peter Jones et al Shaffer bridge...... 15
llarman Hassert Shaffer bndgo. 58
Jos p sands Shaffer bridge....... 3
Kline Conner shingles Mouth of Creek -Joseph
Davis Helwig plank
C W Low timber "
Alfred Eck work
Wm schleo et al work "
11 J lleeder's bill
Gilbert Kline's bill .
K J,1id?r McKelvys mUl bridge .
David Helwig piank " ......"
Wna Shaffer Centrevllle......
John L Kllno Brush Valley
Moses MCIIenrv Still wafjap ht-Mr.
" A merman bridge. .!'..",',".'
t.v ,.' , Zaner's, west side.
a r iiejiine contract McHtnry's mm.,..
Moses Mcllenrv . jou..u..
George Lines etal near Jones' brtdgeT
Peter Uubaca shingles "
George Unes et al near Buekalew bridge
Peter Laubach shingles
Joseph RedUne, Jr., balance contract Za-
M,?,Henry neacock Mill vine ..
Kills Eves Bro
Wm I. Manning Ugatc.v, v.vi a.JI' "
??.p.el?,cl3 Re's mill brldgo.'.'"
JC Richard " "
fet' .Laubach shingles Ileece's"'miii
, " Rohrsburg . .
Jc Brown engineer Eyer s Grove.,.,1..
w m u. mjuuw;,!, tf a lir0V0....,..MW,
Wm Olgger Hemlock bridge
John M liter, Purceil brldeo.... ' ...
"w wisser rureeu onage...
ilea mui bridge..,
J B Hess Elk run bridge
Ezra stesens Elk rim bridge .
RJI5'!m.'? ,b" furnace bridge..
Henry LettweUer Wagner bridge.!..,
J. ."jown engineer MalnTllIe bridge
Ahl5iJwePPt,nhelser contract Malnvllle
i...Pn'" ""son bridge
Matthias Shaffer. 1-oor House bridge
lenh itemed tier,
1 1' Sanus
Aaron Mill., iinuiir k,..5L."""""""'".
Jacob Christian " .1
Jas I Sands
Wanlch bridge-.... ..
0 ri5JSa bal'lnC8 oa eo'ntjract 'smith
fue'S&S0"1 fO'Mi"1". rldge
Aoner w eisn Kline bridge........
II II Sands Kllno bridge ...."...T..,.
Kzektel Cole E Cole's bridge..
J B Hess at J B Hess' brtdra".! "
A KBeJosO Uess bridge ....."7"
U L Mcuenry Jos O Hess brldgeZ"
PENITENTIARY AND ASILUM.
Support of Mrs. MUtoa DaavUle..
Support ot Darld Biay nanvlUe.." "'
Connsts 1 u Kastera suts tmtmuirr
.wr iff 1 1 ........
, It IS Locust... ......
. H 00 Madison
. IT 60 Main
, as M Minm.
, 11 00 voniour
Cawwtssa.. .11 oo jit. Pleasant....
Centralis........ tl oo orange
Centre si wnne
onrnsnsm. ............ ti uoiioaringcrcck.,
rismngcrecK ........... w hi ch-oii.,
18 76 Sugarloaf 15 IS
II 95 Assessors for regls-
11 00 tcrlng voters 101 00
154 t 11
SCALPS FOR FOX AND WILD CATS.
raid sundry persons ..j
153 1 0
aid spring election officers.
tail 1'ircuuu uiui-i-ni.
1 nil M'ecilon room rent
' spring election "
' constables advertising and attend
ing spring election .'.
1 constables attendlog fall election,,
Peter Janes election boxes .
1 B F Zarr Concession 11 J .
J M ('lark Senatorial It J
' B F Zarr etal. counting fall votj....
Amount township taxes refunded....,
Wm Mann two dockrta it oco
" ono docket rroinonoinry s or-fir-p
Wm I' Murphy's "ons Ex, dockets Tro-
F L llulh-r registry books
NEW COUNTY PRISON.
Sterner Jones balance on contract ......
txira covering ecus.....
" extra on tower
Charles Krug balance on contract ........
ior jsu Hinnie ... ,,.,
Saluting tenco and stable...
Illng to lot
" bllods cellar.............
doors for cells... m,
" cupboard for cellar -
" pump door
Rollins Holmes balance on contract .
extra mu ...
" gas fixtures
" gas metre o
Crulkshank tt Co., balance on contract..,
" " extra for gate ...........
fl p;Wctrel architect balance
ram fteTiiaru surveying iui
Mrs P A Cox cleaning :
Joseph Derker rising up
Thomas Vannatta for well...............
Abo Snyder for pimp .,
WS Pursell forwellstone...
llarman Hassert tor door hooks
Amount county bonds redeemed
coupons on same paid;
MIscellaneoas expenses 81.974 r5
Lounj j'inirs pay.consiaoie a reiurii3,&u i,ms iu
costs in commonweaun cases .
ltoad and bridge viewers and road
Commissioners' office and court bouse......
I, 697 81
II, 935 93
Printing, stationery and postage
Bridges, buUdlngs and repairs
lenltentlary and asjlum..
AHseasurB pay , ......,
Fox and wild cat acalns
Blank books w
New countyloll .......:....
county Donas ana coupons reaeemea
From amount or orders Issued deduct 19,143 94 tax
es refunded, and II 9,135 83 money expended on new
JaU, and it 684 50 bonds and coupons paid, leaves
39,b! II, which lstho actual ordinary expenses for
the year, A, !., 1878.
SHEEP ORDERS ISSUED.
.... 63 00 Madison US 85
85 oo Mt, Pleasant. 18 so
..... t oo orange 7 to
.... 49 00 SCOtt S 60
.... 14 oo sugarloaL 16 oo
.... 45 60
..... 73 50 1314 75
... 5 tO
STATEMENT, OF DOG TAX AND SHEEP FUND.
Orders unpaid of 1S67
Orders unpaid of 170
ordec unpaid of 1S77
orders unpaid ot 1S78
Dog tax due from collectors 855 is
Probable commission and
exonerations off 1 50 CO
Add amount tn Treasurer's hands.
Gives total assets, sil 93
Tho Indebtedness Is MoTs. Tho difference
In favor of said fund la Ills 18, which Is about'that
amount better than It was one year ago.
Taxes In hands of collectors duplicates
Probable commission and exonerations
Add amount In bands of treasurer.......
Add value of old Jail property
Balance due on tiers Honor note .......
Amount due trom Schuylkill county
Due irom Benton township Bupport ot
Due from Benton township, sheriff's
cost on same
One set duplicates on hand...... !...
One double set of assess books
llarman Bright lot, Flshingcreek taken
lor co3ts... "..
Costs due on books In commonwealth
Amount taxes due th- several districts".
Amount road and bridge views due on
Amount County prlson'boTdsu'npald'.'V!'.'
Amount County prison coupoas unpaid ,
Amount road d imago asaoisedand un
paid, estimate as nearly as can bo.....
Actual indebtedness ot the county, Janu-
i ,9I - 88,853 48
TOLAL COST OF THE NEW JAIL COMPLETE.
Amount paid during the year 1878 3 jss
Amount paid during the year isft.:.: iS.lli
We the undersigned, commissions nf cninmhi
county, do hereby certify that the foregoing Is a
correct statement of accounts of said county tor tho
year A. D..1S78.
A. B. HERRING, J Columbia Co.
JOHN B. CASEY, Clerk.
We, the undersigned auditors or cninmhi. nn.
having been duly elected to adjust and settle tho ac
counts of the Treasurer and Commissioners ot Co
lumbia county, do hereby certify that we met at tho
omcj otthe Treasurer and Commissioners tn Blooms
burg and carefully examined the accounts and
vouchers of the same from the 1st day of Janaary,
A. D 878, to the 1st day of January 1879, and found
them correct as above stated, and we nnd a balance
due Columbia county on countv fund nr iht.
dollars and twenty-thrco cents (lis 13) from U. W
."in, ireaaurer or Columbia county, snd
we nnd a balance ot sevca dollars and slxty-nlne
cents (T 6t) on dog fund found In the hands of II W
Given under our hands and
January, A. D,, 1671.
WILLI IM L. MANNING, 1
CuSM SUOLTZ. C0' AUal10"
Feb. T. 18TI.
"Wide Awake for 1879.
The Pictorial Magaxine for Young Pulls.
lit lsMcocVd on all sld,, ,n. r9?'f ??.
C0. have splendidly accomplished what iKi Ji'r
their hearts on a tew years aSa viz : to males I mat
azlne absolutely pure In Its influence; rivaled fn
to take lt.j iupii' couia aaora
TIUIEK JOLLY SERIALS.
A storr JAMfflSTLSZ!
jioyai Jewries Last Year at St Olarc't
K Jolly storv of AmHn ..5., .','..
nus Merrlweaihi,: Tr,;."Z.'. " .
standing." luSteTby Mis, 11. "
Don Quixote, Jr.
.t? adventures of Sir Miliiodes Peterkln Paul nn
ny Sto?? SStSS1" VohnMBr.wn ohnfi" tun"
Amerfc in!?.ff F'.'i' ,or :n6 "lo Boysof
Uo7kms". IUu"r4tJ wlli no pictures byU
rtH,.c Our American Artittt.
paintings. By S. o w. lieSjaSln. " cu 01
with our UvlngAmeRcan-aVusUa
I lST'b!''33t Illustrated Poem,.
trated bv r" ir S.' "uu0' u alnc Monroe. Illus-
iV)m Aro .CA..r.
,, . , ...... UVWVH,
sKSSSSli'LSI.W toportantexperlmenutn both
vtetShcDS0',,01' The History of an
foSn uffiej i ' y L."5y -'ectl White (Mrs.
a E. Brown 'M lDSU""loa for tho Blind. By Em-
ktag w!Ll0?.'j!!c,tur'? 'romthe best artists, ma
mazYneinAer ' 1116 and cheapest
aMmoney U'"' ,ni 01 P08' BeIld 'our nim9
D, LOTIIHOP CO.,
PUBLIC SALE HAND' BILLS
o,rmted at tliis Office
ON S1I011TEST NOTICE A . ATT1IE
MOST REASONABLE TERMS.