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THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBUKG, COLUMBIA COINTY, PA.
BEOCKWAYi ELWEtL, Editors.
Friday. May's, 1870.
Hints Democratic Committee.
Huntincwn, la., Atvtll 22, 1879. Tho
members of tlio Stato Democratic Uommittco
ni hereby notified In meel nt tho Holt on
Home, in t lie city of HarrishurR, on Weil-
ncwlay, tho 7lh day of May, 1879, at ten
o'clock a. til., for tho purpose of fixing the
time and lace of holding tho Stato Conven
tion and transacting other business of iuinoit-
Every member of tho comtnittco is earnest'
ly urged to bo prccnt.
H. M. SrBF.ri, Chairman.
Out of twenty appointments made by Col.
Dunkel, Secrf lary of Internal Affair, nine,
or nearly one half were made from 1'hlln
ilelphla. About 800 applications for posi
tion were made.
The Southampton magistrates have fined
the wife of tho Tlchborne claimant for not
iiendlng her children to school. It was sta
ted that In tho neighborhood she s known
as "her ladyship "
James I Dumphrey, a Heading ( I.)
hotel keeper, on getting out of bed In the
morning, said that he would dio before
night, lie made his will, dressed himseir
as he desired to be burled, and then reclin
ed In an easy chair, with ft plpo and a lllble,
to prepare fur death. The astonishing part
of the story Is that he did die, an attack of
heart disease carrying htm off.
Decnis, "the Utile giant" of Alachua, has
been sent to the penitentiary for two years for
election frauds and perjuries committed, In or
der to gle the electoral vole of Morlda to Hay-
Cuwgld, on the other hand, who was a
villain if much Lirger bore, was oflerid his
choice or a hull uiuen laccs. blearns was
msde a commissioner at five or six thousand
dollar a year, and McMii wis given a judge'
ship. Why these discrimination? ah.
Chtntln? the Hallows.
A Terrible State of Affairs In Kitssla-
11 . . i . ' nn ft'1 . f-S . 1 ..... 1 .
York, l'a., April 27.-Ucorgo Einsig, 1ATT. m . , "7.7
convicted on Friday last of murder in tho I"eni ' ie
first degree for killing his wife, committed I , V . . i t ' o.t
suicldo in his coll this morning by cutting H, .t,ng peoplo by ba chea at all hours of "the
throat with amor and then hanging himself
witlt a piece ofropo an 1 a towol. mT u,"" u " " i
I, ,.1,11-, UHJ IIPUI1 1113 " IIUIU IHUIIIJ VIJ ,
rcsted, and domiciliary visits aro paid to their
cell. acquaintances, thou leading to further appro-
hcniom!'Vi tho most frivolous grounds. High-
Cincinnati, April At 1 meeting 01 ty-tinco inrnislieil loilitlng keepers aro in
priests and bishops, held here at the arch- pr'noti for not reporting within twenty-four
episcopal recidenco on Tucsluy last, tho hours tho latest arrivals. M. Jakovlc(T,a
names of lather Spalding, ol Peoria; Hish- irnvertinicnt official mm- in tho Winter pal
op Chatard, of Viiiccnncs, and Father Qiiinn, UCOl at), fml) an officer on tho guards, aro
Vicar General to Iho Cardinal Archbishop, Umoiic tho person? in custody. Haron llis-
wcro recommended to tho Pope ns coadjutor trom, Deputy Coininand.int of tho St. I'ctcrf-
to Archbishop Purecll, Willi right ol success- hurgOarrim,aiid (jenctul Oildcntiibo,(Joui
Mon at his death. matidiut of the Moscow (InriUon, have been
superceded hit insufficient cnthusi.itn toward
the new order of things. There aro few pC'
destrijns or cariiages on tho streets, but an
Attorney General Palmer has issued endless lino of porters aro seated on stools at
executions "gainst tho cities ot J,ock ua- every iloor, with stout sticks. Covered prison
ven and Altoons, and tho borough of Sun- vans frequently pass with a polico officer
Two Cities ami one Town Let ltd nnon by the
For ttie Coi.cmsun,
On Tucs lay last Hayes' expected veto of
tho Army appropriation bill was r-cnt to tho
Hous9 of Hoprcajiit.itivcs. His arguments
are stale, woak and puerile. Ho otj-ets to
I ho hill boc.iuo it proposes to repeal the ex
isting law allowing tho uso of Federal bsyo
nets at tho polls whenever tho President sees
fit to scud them there. On this issue wo are
willing lo go before tho people. If'freo
America" cannot havo "freo elections," if
the ballot must Iks deposited between fixed
bayouets, then 'et all elections cease, ami tho
name oC "Republic" bo stricken from the rec
ords and that of ''Military DapotUm" bo in
The other objection that it is a "rider" is
ridiculous. Congress is the law making pow
er and has the right to place tho repeal whero
It is. Besides, the objection comes with bad
grace from Mr. Hayes, who him&elf voted for
the obnoxious law when in Congress, and
when if wai a "nun-" to the Army Appro
priation bill. As wo can do without the Ar
my better than we cm without civil liberty,
wo trust Congress will "stick" and throw the
responsibility whero it belongs, on Fraudulent
A sharper from Allegheny city, has been vie
hulling hotel keepers in the western part of
the Male after this fashion : He goes to a ho
tel, boardsa few dajs, becomes Intimate with
the landlord and btrteudtr and manages
to buy a drink of whi-key or brandy on .Sunday.
Then he returns the landlord for selling liquor
on that day, and coniprouii-es fur whatever sum
ho can get out of the victim. While In a
drunken state a few dijs ago he boasted that
he made $300 by his little gam,, last month.
Prominent Converts to Catholicism.
Baltimore, Apiil U7. Hov. Dr. 1). Grans,
late Pastor of the Third German ltcformcd
church of this city, together with his wife,
two tons and daughter, wcro this morning
formally admitted to tho Catholic faith at
St Ignatius church. At tho samo time, K
L. II. Qcigcr and wife, members of his late
congregation, were also received into the
Catholic church, and all mado their first com
bury for unpaid Mate taxes. Tho claim of mounted besido tho driver, and Geiicral Gour-
Tho Philadelphia Press says :
"The Supreme Court has taken away one
or tno excuses Kt up by the majority in uon
cress for encumberimr anoronriation bills with
political riders, namely, tho urgent necessity
tor tho repeal of the section of tho Kovised
Statutes which allows tho United States
Courts, in their discretion, to administer the
test oath to iurors. In a easo annealed from
tho District Court for tho Northern Di.-trict
of Florida, the Supreme Court has decided
that a juror is not obliged to disclose on oath
whether he took part in the rebellion or not.
Tho eloquence of Senators Hill and Ilayard
was wasted on a dead law. They are now
threatening to starve the President into sign'
lng a bill tor tho repeal of a law which is al
ready inoperative and void.
Such logio as that would disgrace tho
dumbest boy in a back-woods debating socio
ty. The Press says tho law is dead, therefore
it ahould stand on our statute books and not
be repealed. We believe that if thero are
dead limbs on a livo tree, tho sooner they are
cut off tho better. And to sustain the non
sense of retaining a dead statute, Hayes de
liberately proposes to defy the representatives
of the people, and stop the wheels of govern
ment if his single will is not complied with
Democrat!, you are right, and therefore itand
the above named cities and borough, it is al
leged, have been it. tho hands of tho Alter1
ncy General for nearly a year, and' the execu1
lions have been repeatedly delayed on the
promiso of the authorities to havo them set
ko drives around in an open drnsky escorted
by Cosacks Clicking their whips. Tho inhab
itants aro not accomplices ol tho Nihilists,but
Tho Qoloi reports that it is Intended to send
Mr, Kdltori I left your readin In the.
midst of the pig scene, and nt the critlcn
moment when they had halted In front ot
Kehrles' Hotel. The pursuing crowd now
rallied their forces and made a charge along
the line, but the pig on the left flank made
a diversion towards Siabtown, then sudden
ly wheeled by Vnstlne'a store, and by a
flank movement s'arted toward home, with
the crowd In hot pursuit, Tho remaining
hogs nt once n jollied their companion. Fi
ll illy, tho pursuers got In their rear, and
again got them In front of the signpost,
when thero was a general bolt again. Men
threw themselves In the way, but were at
once tumbled end overwards, and the anl
mals wero again the victors. Several time
this occurred, because a pig can run, and
can also turn n corner very suddenly, He
will make a feint in one direction, and when
you get there, you suddenly discover ho has
no another. At last reinforcements ar
ved, and the plan of hittle arranged to
ipture by main force oach Individual swine.
and carry him past the objectlvo point. It
was nnauy accomplished alter a heated raco
which Involved considerable snueallne and
swearing. The pigs then laid down lo rest,
and the men went into the hotel we presume
ior tne samo purpose.
tied, 1 ho condition ol the btate treasury is twelvo thousand prisoners with their families
such at present that it has been decided to
press these claims at once.
Mexican Veterans' Pensions.
Tho Senate and House at Harrisburg have
adopted tho report of a conference committee
on the bills providing for pensions for "sur
viving veterans of the Mexican war and to tho
widows ot deceased soldiers and sailors of said
war. Hie pension provided in tho bill as
finally passed is seventy fivo dollars per an
uum, but is not to be given to any person ro
o;iviug a pension from tho United States or
any other Slate for the same services. Sol
diers (or their widows) who served in a Pcuu
sylvania organization or who served tho Uui
ted States in any of tho and or naval forces,
and have resided in this Commonwealth for
inoro than twenty years, are entitled to the
pensions. Applications aro to be mado to the
Auditor General, who is to issuo warrants for
the pensions after ho is satisfied that the ap
plicants aro entitled to them under tho pro
visions of the act. I-edger,
KingTheoBaw,of Burmah.is said to bo con
teinplating a declaration of war against Eog
land. As his recent butchery of his relatives
proves him to bo actuated by no motives of
humanity, it is very probablo that, as ho says
fear alono has made him yield to tho British
demands heretofore. Should it be found nec
essary to fight this monarch the troops of the
Empress Queen would have a difficult task be
fore them, more especially If, as hinted, a Bur
ma-Chinese alliance is to be effected. Great
Britain has had two wars Burma!, and with
on each occasion large slices of territory were
taken from tho monarch of the Golden feet
Theo Baw has chafed under tho memory of
this, and ho wouid be very glad to get even
with the old time adversary of his house. Bur
mah has a population of about four millions
and an area ot two hundred thousand square
miles. Tho country is mountainous and the
pcoplo are bravo and warlike. The English
would find a campaign among the tributaries
Grant Is a favorite of the stalwarts in the to the Irawadi a more difEoult undertaking
Republican party. As a soldier they gave than their march into Afghanistan. Record
him credit for unperformed deeds, denied or
GRANT OX TROOPS AT THE POLLS.
excused his blunders, and exalted him to a
military title far beyond his deserts. They
made him President for two terms, and are
now laying the wires to again elect him in
THE RIOT BILL VOTE-
The impression is prevalent through the
County that Representative Vanderslice was
in favor of, and voted for the riot bill. In
Hayes is hesitating to sign the Army jU8tice. '? b.im il U mo"f lh,ln riBh' '
nnmnriHtSnn MIL l.er-.iiso tl, n.mnrmtlo ln ""a erroneous. Mr. vanderslice
Coneress nut in a section reneallni. the law Toted for the amendment reducing the
authorizing the use of troops at the polls, It
It may bo of interest to give Grant's opinion
on the subject.
The Republicans of Maryland, in 18C6,
foresaw defeat to bo inevitable at the then
pending fall elections of that year unless
they could bring about a state of things tbat
might create a necessity for military inter'
ference, upon which their last hope of sue'
cess rested. President Johnson referred the
matter to Gen. Grant, who reported on the
24th of October, 18CG, as follows :
"So far tnere seems to be merelyavery bitter con
teat for asceudancy in tne State. Military lnterfer
ence would be Interpreted as giving aid to one or the
tactions, no matter bow pure tbe Intentions, or how
guarded and Just the lnstructtoas. ltls a contin
gency I hope nerer to see arise in this country while
I occupy the position ot General la-Chtet ol tho
army, to have to send troops to a btate In lull re
lations with tbe general Government on the eve ot
an election, to preserve the peace.
"U. H.Ukint, General
A NUT FOR REPUBLICANS TO CRACK.
Amongst other war measurer, the Demo
crats, aro endei vcr'ng to repeil the odious
test oath for jurors. On Monday last tbe
followiog important opinion was delivered
in tbe U. S. Supreme Court, JusMce Strong
of course dissenting, The case was that of
George Burt, plaintiff in error, vs. Mona M.
Ponjoub. in error to the circuit court of the
amount proposed in the bill from f 4,000,000
to $3 ,000,000 and appointing a commission
of which Mr. Bucknlew was named as a
member, to asertain the claims fur damages.
He also voted for a reconsideration of the
bill, but at no time did he vote in favor of
it when there was any danger of its passage,
as the bill did not reach third reading. We
are positively assured that Mr. Vanderslice,
never had any intention of voting for the
measure on final reading, and tbat his object
In voting as be did, was to assist in getting
the bill in the least objectionable shape, be
fore it could be passed. There are other
reasons for his action on this measure which
when fully known to his constituents we
have no doubt will satisfy all tbat he was
acting conscientiously and for the best Inttr
ests of his people.
An Important decision has been made by
the United States Supremo Court in a case
involving the right of settlers to pre-empt
lands granted by Congress to railroad com
panics. The defendant in this case was the
Union Pacific Railroad Company. By tbe
actot July, 18G2, it was provided that any
railroad lands not Bold or otherwise disposed
of within three years after the completion of
the road should be open to pre-emption
Tbe three years limitation expired some time
since In tbe case of Union Pacific road, and
Secretary Schurz decided that all their lands
The KhrdUe Warned.
London, April 7. Kng'and and France
havo addressed to tho Khedive an identical
note, which will probably put a new coin
plcxion on affairs. '1 ho Sultan has already
informed the Khcdivo that pcrsi-tcuce in his
present courso will probably Involvo mm in
consequences disastrous to himself. The
Daily Telegraph says : "Tho note sent to the
Khcdivo demands the appointment of an
Euglish Miuister and a French Minister, to
take the places of Mr. Rivers Wilson and
M. Bligniercs, aud that they shall not be 10
moved, except with tho consent of Kngland
and Franco. If the Khedive refuses tins Ue-
mand, strong measures will bo adopted."
The Tramp Bill, before it finally passed
both Senate and House, was considerably mi
proved by an amendment which provides that
the puuihmeut shall bo confinement in the
conn y jail or workhouse for ' not innio than
twelve months " in-lea l of "for not les than
six tnonllis, nor more than 'iyhtccn mouths,
in tho discielion nf'tho couit." A it is thfe
Tramp act tcquires tho man i-harged wit!
begging, mid having no fixed residene , m the
city or county wheru he is arrested, to prove
his innocence, or, in other words, to prove
that ho docs not make a practice of going
about begging or subsisting upon alms. Thcru
ore so many difficulties in tho way of :t man
reduced to beggary in a strange neighborhood
proving anything, that it is well to give the
magistrate dicretionaiy power ns to his pun
ishmcnt, and not to require that in the ab
sence uf proof of innocence bo thnll he sen
fenced to a' leat six lnon'hs' imprisonment
Iho bill as passed hmlly may be use l as an
instrument of oppression by a fuw bad mag'
istrates ; as it was originally it would almost
certainly have compelled intelligent and hu
mane magistrates to become oppressors, if
they f ave it a literal obedience.
Burtieil tu Death.
A TATIIEIt ODLIOnO TO ABANDON TWO OF
HISCHILDBIIN TO TIIH ThAMCS
PITTSTOX, April 2f, 1S79.
List night the building known ns the
Rising Sun Hotel, nt Lackawanna, alout
three miles north of this place, was set on
fire by some unknown persons, and when
John Keogh and his five children were
awakened they were surrounded by the
flames. The .two oldest children by some
means got out of the building unhurt. Two
others met a horrible death. Keogh rushed
to the front of tbe building with a child of
5 years In his arms, but was driven back by
the Haines. In the rear of tho house he
found two of bis children, unable to help
themselves. He was blinded by smoke and
severely burned about the head and was
obliged to abandon them to their fate. The
cries of the little ones lifter they were de
serted were heartrending. It was impossible
for any one to re enter the buildii g ami the
two children, one a boy of eleven nd the
other a girl of thirteen, perished in tbe
flames, with the cry of "Father, don't leave
us behind," on their lips. The little child
rescued is bsdly burned anil it is thought
from Novgorod to Siberia during the comi ng
Washlnston, I). C, April 20, IS79.
TIIR JUNIOR SENATOR l'ROM OHIO, HIS ORA
TORY", SI'YI.i:, AND AROUMl'.ST SHALL Till:
caiiinht llavi! a voice in congrkss3?
Automata in camnkts siinatok
CONKI.tNd'8 brYI.Ljol' LISTHNINO.
CARICATURISTS TAUNT HIM WITH
HIS PERFECTIONS THE DIF
FERENCE 11ETWEKN EUROl'AN
AND AMERICAN STATESMEN
HOW SOME SENATOR!)
DRESS llUTTO.NH AES
I was then Invited to dinner. Such n
dinner is seldom seen on your side of the
river. The quantity was sufficient for n
company of freshly returned Anf'ersonville
prisoners, the variety included all possi
ble and impossible eatables to be had, We
ad turnip tops, (this was early In April,)
andellor.s, lettuce In several forms, and wo
now not how many other vegetable. On
xjiressngtothe"gude-wife" my surprise at
us prolusion 01 vegetauies sue inin'meu mo
int most of them wero crown In the ee Mar.
nd that on that dav. CAar Freitaa. Good.
Frhhiy.it was necessary to have on the table
three dill', rent kinds of vegetables, tho eat
ing of which saved the partaker from dis
ease for th(ensuing year. Mr. Kehrles also
showed me In his hacfe yard Karly Rose po
tatoes, the stalks of which wero two feet
high, and it was snowing nt the time.
IThe balanco of our corrcsnondent's com
munication must go over for a week, because
it came too late to insert it entire.
Ens. Co L.J
United States, court of the Northern dis
trict of Florida. This was an action of I not actually sold might be taken on Govern
ejectment brought to recover two lots of land I ment terms. The company claimed that
In St. John's county, Florida. Among er
rors assigned was a ruling of the lower court
to tbe effect that certain Henry Holmes
called to be a juror in this case was not
obliged to answer any questions touching
his qualifications under section 820 cf the
revued statutes. Under this ruling Holmes
declined to say whether he did or did not
participate in tbo rebellion. He was chal
lenged on the ground tbat he was disquali
fied under the aforesaid section of tbe re
vised statutes, and the court overruled tbe
their land-grant mortgage operated as a bar
to any such proceeding, aud this was tbe
point which the Supremo Court has just
settled. The decision Is in favor of the r.iil
road company, aud reverses tbat of tbe In
terior Department. This confirms corpora'
tlons and all others similarly situated In the
continued possession of their Immense land
grants uiilil much time as they care to dis
pose of them at private sale. It Is to be re
gretted that tbe law requires such an inter
pretation, Tbe companies which have en
challenge. Upon this point tbe court holds joyed thisandothergreatconccsslonsfrom tbe
that a juror Is no more obliged than a wit
ness to disclose on tbe oath his guilt of any
act which would render him infa nious in
order to test his qualifications as a juror,
Tbe questions asked him If answered In the
affirmative would have convicted him of the
crime of treason, whether pardontd by a
general amnesty or not. Tbe crime was one
which in the opinion of this court he could
not be required to disclose. If be were
guilty the challenger bad the right to prove
it by nny other competent testimony. As
he did not offer to do this and as tbe jurors'
incompetency was not proved tbe court was
not bound to exclude him.
Mr. Justice Field delivered a separate
opinion, agreeing with the court but going
beyond it ; the act in question belug, in his
judgment clearly unconstitutional and void ;
as a war measure the act could be sustained
but in time of peace it was out of place aud
Government have been more than protected:
they have been enriched. That the United
States should give practical encouragement
to the project fur a trans continental railway
was the with ot a great majority of our
people; there was no disposition to seriously
object when the Government was given the
worst end of the bargain in most of tbe
agreements Letween the people and tbe cor
porations, for tbe great work of connecting
tbe two oceans was one to bo fostered, even
If somebody made money out of the trans
action. But it could hardly have been the
design of the framers of the act of 1802 to
give tbe companies a title to those lands
which only a deed o( sale could alienate,
when they were so careful to fix such a limit
as they did. Tbat the Court found tbe ques
tion no easy one to decide Is evident from
tbe fact tbat Justices Bradley, Cliflord and
Miller dissented from the opinion as giveu,
To those who desire a health resort, or a
seaside place for recreation no placo equals
Atlantic City. I'ew places present such
numerous attractions for tho mero pleasure
seeker. Bathing in the open sea, or in sea
water at private house4 ; broad avenues and
walks extending for miles; dry, hard.smooth
streets, and ten miles of level beach, with a
drive to tbo open country; G-liing anl sailing
from the inlet wharf at one end of the city.
gunning in the bays, balls, soirees, cnnceits,a
roller bkating rink admirably managed, what
nature of pleasure or sport is wanting?
Upon the character of tho place ai a resort
for health uothiug can bo added to tho vol
untary, positive expressions, over their own
signatures, of 312 of tho most distinguished
physiciaus of Philadelphia and vicinity. We
doubt if tho unanamity of favorable opiniou
exhibited thercin.cau anywhoro be paralleled.
Supplemental to thoso conditions of a sat
isfying resort, and of very special importance
are its railroad facilities. In this respect At
lantie City stands very high. The Camden
and Atlantic Railroad Company meet tho in
creasing demand with improvod cars and
swift and moro frequent trains. Elaborately
furnishedlpailor carsjnro placed on express
trains, and their regular passenger cars, with
their high, well ventilated ceilings, and supo
rior upholsterings, aro exceedingly comtorta
ble. As the season advances and travel in
creases, trains aro from timo to time added
to tho sehcdule,nnd the full tide of business in
tho summer, besides numerous other regular
trains, employs fivo daily through cxprets
trains. Iheso express trains make tho trip,
sixty miles, without stoppage, in ninety mm
utes. Tho special caro in (he management of
the road is exhibited in tho regularity with
which they run, the close connection arranged
for and maintained with other companies by
which transfers may be mado without delays,
and tbo almost entiro absence of serious acci
dent in Iho history of tho road. For several
years tho company have made an effort to
meet travel from points beyond their own
linc.and tho schedules aro now always arrang
ed with the view as far as possible of serving,
bycloso connection, the conveniences of par
ties orrlving from New York City, and poiuts
on tho New lork lines, and upon thoso com
lng upon tho numerous lines centreing in
Philadelphia. This company- is specially a
pattenyer railway company, and to satisfy this
Yesterday I went to the reporter's gallery
of the Senate to hear tbe speech of Senator
Pendleton, of Ohio, in favor of glvirg mem'
bers of the Cabinet seats on tbe II or of
Congress. The junior Senator from Ohio
who has been given tho lobriquel of Gentle
man George, and who was a prococious
presidential caudidate ten years ago, looks
like a man of fuce, handsome, and not over
forty-five, though I believe he is quite lllty
He speaks like an orator, indeed ton much
like an orator, I mean his style was too en
crgelic and impassioned for a suljcot that
was merely didactic and argumentative. He
should not have said undisputed things about
the duties of cabinet oflicers and the execu
live in such a fiery way. But I criticise ouly
the manner, the speech was excellent, and
evidently, appreciated by the entire Senate
without respect to party. Senator Coukling
was tbe first to grasp bis band In cnngratU'
lation when he had finished, and he was fol
lowed l y Blaine and other Republican Sen
ators while Mrs. Hayes, who had been list
ening from the gallery besido Murat Hal
stead, gracefully congratulated Mrs. Pendle
ton. The best part of his speeoh was that
in which he referred to the difficulty of se'
curing information from cabinet oflicers,
even when it was necessary for legislation
and when be spoke of the voluminous de
dartmental written reports, which few read
and none understand, and he emphasised
the advantages, that would accrue from
having cabinet officers on the floor at all
times ready to explain and answer questions
relative to their several Department. This
is very fine in theory, but Senator Pendle
ton should serve apprenticeship as a depart
ment clerk. He would learn many things,
He would learn that a cabinet officer knows
little more about the workings of bisDc
partment than a member of Congress knows
about statesmanship. He would learn tbat
the clerks of department run this ponderous
government, and tbat they alone are inti
ma ely acquainted with all its heavy J ind deli
cate machinery. An automaton capable of
igning his name about one hundred times
day to papers that he docs not understand
would make a pretty good cabinet officer.
There wero parts of Senator Pendleton
speech tbat were heavy and your correspond
ent improved the occasion to make observa'
tions for tbe information of the world and
There is a wide spread opinion that Sena'
tor Coukling Is n vain man. His caricatur
ists represent him as a pouter pigeon or
turkey cock, birds which spread and display
their plumage, Darwin says, to dazzle the
gentler eex. I do not believe Senator Conk
ling Is vain or that he poses before either
sex. While he listened to Senator Pendle
ton's speech, he was ergaged all the timo
with a pen knifo making the toilet of his
finger nails. Vain men do not so utterly
ignore polite conventions. Senator Conk
ling is both fortunate and unfortunate in bis
appearance. Men call him fine looking,
while women say he is too awfully ravish
ingly nice for any thing, but his lout emem
He, independent of his dress, is what child
ren of the world wou'd call "loud." Now
he has neither created nor trained his blonde
hyperion curls, or molded hU features of
Jove, or form of Antinous. Wicked carica'
turist should not taunt him with his per
fections, for he is a true friend, or a genui
hater, as the case may be, and no senator
better diserves the lobriquet that has bee:
given to Senator Pendleton.
The chief difference tbat I have observed
between European aud American statesmen
is that the former keep their clothes buttoned
wb.l i the latter do not. But this, difference
iuv, o i ring clothes is not confined to states
men merely. II you see a man, on the oth
er sid.'of tbe Atlantic ocean,with his"Prince
Alb it unbuttoned, you may know that ho
Is a compatriot and will answer to tbo name
of Col, Governor, Captain or General, Wear
ing tbe coat unbuttoned ia a peculiarly
American fashion, or rather defiance of
fashion. When Senator Coukling returned
trom Europe about eighteen mouths ago bis
coat was buttoned up to bU chin, but the
buttons and button-holes became gradually
estrauged until now only tbe lowest pair are
on Intimate terms. In this rfspect he dfl'ers
from Senators llayanl ami Butler whoso coats
are usually united at the top buttons, but
free ami easy at tho lower ouev, thus afford,
lug unimpeded process to their legs. An
alrguusly Seiialoi Coukling's style may be
called the enfranchisement of the heart and
lungs, wtile tbe style of tbo majority of
senators suggests ph) steal freedom in its
broadest, loose st lense.
It Is impossible for me to decide which is
the better dressed man, Senator Burnside,
of Rhode Island, or Senator Whyte, of
Maryland, regarded spectacularly they are
both perfect stateitnen, and leave nothing to
be desired. Their clothes are well made,
well buttoned.and exquisitely woru. Senator
TIIK ONLY WAY.
The only way to euro catarrh Is by the uo of
a eleanlne and healing lotion , appueu io me
Inflimed and diseased mombrane. Snuffs and
fornicators, while nffordlng temporary relief,
Irritate the affected parts and excite a more ex
tended liiflimnllon, Besides, no outward appli
cations alone can cure cBlarrh. The disease
originates In a vitiated stale of Hood, and a
thorough alterative course of treatmont is nec
essary to remove it from the system. Dr'
Sage's Catarrh Remedy has long been known
as an efficient standard remedy for this disease,
hnt, to insure a radical and permanent cure, It
should be used In conjunction with Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, the best vegetable
alterative yet discovered. The Discovery titans
es the vitiated blood, while the Catarrh Itcme
ely allays the Inflammation and heals the dis
STRAWBRIOGE & CLOTHIER
Now invite especial attention to the
DRESS GOODS STOCK,
As representing an assortment of
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC FABRICS,
Never before shown in Philadelphia.
we itAvn ovnit
l'IKCKS SUITINU A
MOIUIItH. DtAOONAm. t'ASIIMKKKS, NOVEL-
llKlflES, MOIIUII, tlOUItHTTBS,
sniipm, ruins, i:to.
WIS HA VIS OVKU
l'IKCKS SUITINGS AT
SnVr.K MEN ENTOMBED IN A MINE.
The mines at No. 10 Slope near Wilkes
Ilarre caved in last week Tuesday while sev
en men were nt work, cutting off all ways of
escape, A large force of men at once began
inking a shaft from tbo surface, to strike
the highest breast that had been worked,
hoping thereby to release the entombed min
ers. Ihey succeeded in penetrating to the
breast about three o'clock on Thursday
morning. After penetrating through four
chambers they were compelled to retire as
tho mine was convulsed and working In n
dangerous manner. They returned however,
and a force of men kept at work constantly
day and night to release tho victims.
A brother of ono of the men entered an
old gangway with a naked lamp, causing an
explosion of fire-damp, and setting fire to
the coal. A steam firo engine from Wilkes-
Ilarre was sent out and the flames ex
The miners declare that the caving in be-
gan at eleven o'clock Monday night, and
that although egress was possible up to four
o'clock in the morning tho night watchman
gave no alarm. That he thought there was
danger is shown by the fact tbat he removed
tho mules. There seems to have been in tbe
mine a gross disregard of tbat clause of the
mining law providing fortwooutlets to each
mine in operation.
The attempt at rescue was kept up stead!
ly, and as day followed day, without reach
lng the miners all hope began to fade o:
finding them alive. Still the work went on
with the expectation only of finding seven
A MARVELOUS ESCAPE.
The exciting work of trying to liberate
the men buried in tbe Sugar Notch mine,
which has beeu in progress for four day
resulted successfully, the men having
been rescued in safety on Monday. The men
were found in good condition, having suf
fered comparatively little by their long en
tombment, The imprisoned men bad built
a firo and sustained themselves on the meat
of mules caught with them in tbe fall
stream of water running through the mine
quenched their thirst.
HOW THEV WERE SAVED.
One hundred men were on duty working
lor the rescue of the buried miners, some
cutting through the coal, others putting in
A very large number of women and chil
dren f atched the proceedings with keen in
terest. The friends of the buried men
scarcely left the spot, except for necessary
food and rest. The coal and iron polico
were on duty and kept the crowd back from
prohibited places. As early as eight o'clock
on Monday night tho joyful news was given
tbat the drill had pierced tbe fifty feet of coal
and had been pushed through three feet fur
ther. When tho drill was withdrawn there
was a strong current of gas and air. P. Con
way, tbe fire boss, lustantly ordered the ex
tinguishedment of the light until the gas
had passed away,and no explosion occurred
The hole was nt once plugged. The air was
subsequently found to be quite pure.
ten o'clock only six feet of ceal remained to
be taken out, The men were overcome with
delight, as the piercing of the pillar was
haidly expected so soon. The use of pow
der was abandoned aud the men applied
themselves with picks.
THE WOKKINQ PARTIES.
As fast as the men became tired their
places were taken by fresh and willing work
crs. Blasting was given up, not only on
account of the danger of falling roof, but
also that there might be no igniting of gas.
When the announcement was made that tbo
drill had gone through, somo thoughtless, or
malicious fellow yelled that the gas had tak
en fire. A woman near him instantly faint
ed, aud there was much excltemeut until the
truth became known. At 2 o'clock only
four feet of coal remained to be cut through.
The men who then went on duty continued
at work until they broke through tbe re
maining obstruction and were gladdened
with the sight of tho men beyond, all alive
and eagerly waiting for their liberty. Tbeir
escupe is considered simply miraculous,
.there has been great njoicing since tbe
MO.MIR CLOTH, CAIIME!tF.S, MI.K .MIXED
Sl'ITINOS, ALL-WOOL CHUCKS, TURK
JIOIIAIU, SOKT-WOOL HUMES, CSM
EL'S HAIIt, STRIPES,
The April number of the Urltlsh Quarter
lv Review has been nronintlv republished by '"itx, "KMES, ETC.
. - - . . i
the Leonaid Scott Publishing Co., 41 liar- WIS n,vn ovElt
duS"ab,Ul... Theology and fiOQi1"' AT9Qq.
the Modern Spirit," advocates a frank re
cognition and examination of the theologl'
cal scepticism nnd unrest of our times ; and
suggests somo of tbe hints In which the
theology of the past will be affected by the
critical and scientific spirit of the present
"The Ethics of Urban Leaseholds" shows
tho bad Influence of leasehold tenure on
metropolitan nnd urban buildings.
"Wycllffe nnd his Relation to the Refof
matlon of the Sixteenth Century" gives a
carefully written account of the life, opln
ion, and surrounding of that great reformer.
"Free Trado and Protection" is a timely
rticle, in which n few of the arguments on
oth sides are briefly examined,
The Normans at Palermo," a vnlnable
historical article, by Kdnard A. Freeman,
The Novels of Gemge Meredith." from
the seven complete novels of Mr. Meredith,
two,"I-milia In Kngland"and "ltenuchamp's
Career," have been selected for special notice
and criticism. The last named receives
"The Zulu War." A contribution baed
on some practical knowledge of South Afrf
ca, towards the solution of the permanent
settlement of the South African question.
WK II Vis ovmt
800 Vc3, i'onKi"N fai,i,,cs at 37"'o.
NOVELTIES, MOM IK CLOTHS, CAMEL'S HAIL
PLAIDS, STItirES, ETC.
Pes. ALL-WOOL I1EKIES at
IIOTII TWILLED AND TLAIN.
CI. I'RE.NCII TEXTURES AT
SILK MIXED, PEK1NS, CHECKS, SATINS, CAMp
EL'S HAtlt.FOl'LES, ETC,
f-lnglo and doublo width.
And upwards. Wo havo
THOUSANDS of PIECES?
UEIflKS (11, 81! and 4 Inches wide), FRENCH
OAM1MUHBS, PARIS NOVELTIES, CAMlMliUKJ
...... Kiiitiiiiiu tuvnv i i vtiviim
PLAIDS, CHKvIiONS, KTU. J I
"WE ALSO H-AVE
BLACK IlERNANIES AND GRENADINES,
At prices from
20 cent to 82 50 cr yurd, and in assortment of styles quite extraordinary.
Pi.i-isp TrTi- Wnnmnlnv nn nr'fints. Send direct to the llOU?0
'Contemporary Literature" gives.as usual for " of wimtoveP y0ii may need, and secure the advantages
a full account of tho principal books pub- ,' . J J
lished during the preceding quarter. O' Olll IOW pi ILLS.
INI. W. Cor. Eighth and Market Streets,
Kidney-Wort, by its gentle cartharlic notion
on the bowels, creates a sort of energy enabling
he system to throw off the obstructing coiirio
of kidney and liver disorders. For chronic and
severe riles it U an admirable specific. Sold
Lcadville, tbo new Eldorado in Colorado,
is built exclusively of wood, and a prediction
current in tbo city that it will soon be
burnt in order to let the carpenters and lum
berers build it tover again. Two attempts
have already been made to burn it ; a guest
of tho Grand Hotel, coming up from dinner,
found some shavings in a blaze under his
bed, and a lot of boxo and kindling in the
rear of a restaurant wcro lighted, but extin
guished by the cook, who happened to step
out that way. Still new hou-cs are daily run
up as if by magic.
The Well-known Sportsman, Harry Hamilton,
13'J West 31st street, N. Y., did not belseve
ringbone could be cured until he used GiUtl
Limmenl Jtxlide Ammonia, and now cures bpav-
ins, Splints, and thoroughpins by its ue.
Sold by all druggists. Send for pamphlet.
120 West Broadway, N. Y.
Tr ial size 25 cents
T.i (lie fttco cf cvcriitLing, Wanamakcr & r.rown increased
l!-.cir great CI Yr.j bu .Incss last year nt Oak 1 1..U nearly a eiuartcr
of a million d .1 ., and for 1S79. the new pbina will make tho
house moro pc u ir and i lcrste the bu. incDS much more.
Eighteen yev j 1:1 the pc p'. 's urvice at the eld corner of Sixth
and Mail.tt lus t.'U'ii us ho'.v to do the busincs well.
Whatever may be said, no house in the United States sells any
thing hho so nnrh Clothing at Retail as Oak Hall, and 110 house
in riiilatltlphia sells more limn a quarter as m.uiy goods as
Mr. V.'a'ianialicr sells f;i Clothlny alone. VoUvj this largo
business shews t'.m people's regard f ir our goods, and enables us
to buy cheaply and sell at small profits. -
FROa PHILADELPHIA PAPEIt.
Arnii. 5, 1879.
Kay 2, 'ia-cm.
special trado, it is constantly adding iu every
part and branch of its business, facilities of Cbristiancy was tbe worst dressed Benatoron
the very first ciasj. Indeed, wo bcliove that tbe floor notwithstanding the fact thathe had
in the full and complete equipment, nnd the
management and conduct of Iho line, tho road
has no equal among lines running lo the sea
the youngest and prettiest wife of them all.
Hut he has taken his wardrobe to 1'eru and
left bis dazzling, plump, golden haired wife
on 1'enusylvauTa Avenue.
O. A, S.
WHY WILL YOU
Allow a cold to advance in your system and
thus encourage mote serious maladies, such as
Pneumonia, Hemorrhages and Lung troubles
when an Immediate relief can be so readily at
tained, HoscWt German Syrup has gained the
largest sale In the woilJ for the cure of Coughs
Colds ami the severest I.ung Diseases. It U
Dr. Uoschee's famous German pre crlptbn.and is
prepared with the greatest care,and no fear need
be entertained In administering It to the young,
tat ehil I, as per directions. The sale of this
medicine Is unprecedented. Since first intro
duced there has been a constant Increasing de
mand and without a single icport of a failure to
do lis work In any case. Ask your diugglit as
lo Ihe truth of these remarks. Large size 7
enls. Try it aud be convinced, aug 30, '76-tf
Iifiy years ago and Ihe queer old water
works that "allbrded water lo ye city' occupied
I'enn Snuare. They were a lone walk from
tbe built-up city, but then ohjects of great cur-
losilj ior cuizeiis unu strangers. liw .Hint
was soon after planted in Chestnut Street, opK
site. The Hoys' High School on Juniper
street : later on, tne t'ennsyivania Kailroau
Company came along and lore down the Boys'
IHl'I, School and built their ureal freight sta
tion, covering the entire block at Thirteenth
Street. Then the new Public Buildings drop
ped down on the old site of the water-works
and the four beautiful l'tnn Square were de
molished, the great Railroad Company had to
pull up stakes and move away, 11a the freight
trains could neither go through nor around the
new City Hall. For two years the eld sheds
at Thirteenth street were closed, and the rats
and cats held undisturhed possession. Then
came the transformation, and huae towers
grew , as it were, in a single night, 011 the corn
ers and cenlres of the old depot, and where the
drays used to enter tbe building the great
door-ways suuuenly became plate-glass show
In a trice , almost, a new structure appeared
and crowds of people wondered at tbe sign
palnleu on Ihe walls :
John Wanaiuaker Grand DeKt,
Men's and Boys' Good'.
General Dry Goods House.
It was a great innovation to organizo such a
store; no such 6lore had ever existed in Phila
delphia, never couUl, and some said ' neter
iAouM eiitt." Unmindful of all Iho hub-bub,
the Grand Depot settled down to Its mission,
and though but a child as yet in years has
done wonders for the shoppers in Philadel
phia. thirty-one storea live in peace on one
floor and one roof, sharine one rent and one
expene. If a Dry Goods business could alone
allord the rent of a large shre budding and its
ground, then all the oilier business crowded in
are done without expense for rfnt. If-a small
business savingly managed is a good thlnir, a
larger business economically managed is a much'
One great reason why the Grand Depot can
sell so cheaply ia because the Grand Dtpot has
ho expensive building or uxtures. l-.veryihlng
is of the simplest kind cheap reiit.cheaii insur
ance : no upstairs, requiring no porters and
steamhi its, but all on first Ibor, wheru delight
ed people an wander about, and w hi out ofli
cioua interference see every description of Dry
Goods, Fancy Goods, Clothing, and a thousand
The prices fixed at the Grand Dejwt seem to
m loner prices inrougnout l lie city,
The determined stick-to-activeness of Mr,
anamakerU fast improving every part of
hia huge enterprise. Afler the Llectrc Lights
anu r.iecinc liella we hardly know what to ex
the Lunch-Room for tired customers from
out of town U not Ihe lean appreciated of all
the many conveniences and advantages at the
The saving of time lo (hoppers is no small
thing. Many persona say that now that all
kinds of gooda are to be had under one roof,
they can come to town in the morning and get
back at nielil. tthere It ia used to lake them (iro
r.,tt .1 1 ....,... .., ..... ..1 eirnrw
lh 1 aiUWIY-U Tin: .m.v .iemmm:
jo see a stock of goods costing a million of l" Rl l" I" niinillll
dollars in these tlmea (It would have cost two Hill III" fW 1 1 I E K H A M
millions less than ten yeara ago) all spread out UUI- Ur UUItllHIll.
body scid 'n ZZ KS: A PureTeco, notlUvored wh rctsonous drugs,
Is just the kind of a sight tbat most ladles' want Manufactured by z. I, LVONt Co., Durham. N. C
to see. Jluyn, lsTa ltn r
hat wlili the stock of goods, the reasonable
prices, and tho obliging wuy of doing business
wo uo not wonder at the constant activity of
uusuitH at the UranU Depot. The streei-cars
that pass Ihe doors from everv Marl nf ll,a ..lii-
let out crowds of cuslomi-ra and take in loads of
New patterns have been made this year and new styles intro
duced through Mr. Robert C. Ogdcn (formerly partner of the
famous firm 1 f 1 Vvlin I: Co., New York), w ho is now associated
with Oal: Hall, i'nd will give his whole energies and valuabh
experience to improving tho manufacture of our Boys' and Men's
Clothing. We do nrt buy Clothing like the dealers, but make
it expressly fjr our own sales. The Spring stock is splendid,
and no other rna'.;c cf fjoods, so far, have as much merit, or arc
sold as cheaply.
Impressions have ben erroneously f;ivcn to the effect that
Mr. John Wanamah. , .ho fjuudtd Oak Hall, . net inti.rc.tcit in
the old store, and th.it it decs net liuvo his nticnt'en ; cn the
contrary, h.s owners! ';i i.f it remains unchanged, nnd he h-i lc .t
none of his love for it. F..-y day finds hhi rtiprrvLi.T; r.ll iij
departments. Mr. V. . l am II. Wanamakcr t pend j his entire l.mo
on the Oak Hall biumcis.
A VISIT THIS SPRING PARTICULARLY INVITED.
WANAMAKER & BROWN,
OAK HALL, 6th & Markot Sts., Pliilad'a.
THE LARGEST CLOTHING HOUSE IN AMERICA.
,. .iietuclar, not 11 IJrinU,!
iioi's, incur, jiai;di:ake,
rmt I'cBcor a.d Bt r MtnicAL Qviunn
vr ALU OTHER UlTTIKS.
AU nisouca at tlio Ftomarh, howels. Mood, llrer,
ulJusyj, lad trlaa.v Oru-uns, Xcrtoiimcti, bleep'
iim 81 COO I V IIIIMI.
in ia M rum ur, cac thti will not rure or hdn. orl
for nythIos Impure or Injurious round In iliem. I
jour IronrlM for Hop hltlcra und trythcnJ
uciore j uu p. l ane no o Iier.
!IopCou.uCl'UXlatho Fwwtrit, wrest and heBtl
Aalc CUIIdrta. 1
the Hot- rn fnr (stnnarh. Llrpr M K Linen 1-1
up,rluriouiio;Urs. auc lirucsuu, '
p. I. C. I, nn aliMlum and lrrelt'M,i corf foi
UroLKeneM, unu or oj!uui,tol,iuiu uud rutrotlce
w na ior clrvular.
E All hov (old bf aniaH,fc I lop Ul'tm Mf, Cth Prt !ui
May a, i-tf .
Rowell & Oo'o. Adv c's.
Tlio lollowtnif persona have neen proposed tor
nomination ty the next Democrat lo County Conven
Hon to bo hH August mil, 18-j, Candidates an
nouoced In tula list are pledged to abide by tbe do.
tUlon ot the ConTentton.
II. O. KELOHNEH.
of Soott. I
e win pay Aisnuun&lary ot lluuu.rinonlti
.Qd.iKl'..,or .Tlcw. l.rycomiui,ioD,to.vllour
Jtw ud , "iiuO.iful Im.uhun.. H mean ulilum.
tuapl. fr. IJdrtntuniu.iu., Umii.ll.lhcii.
-May J, i-iia r
I 1 filB
I W lEil II BL99 Hr!
h UU Mil
I I iiVi B
I IT cl,cS- S (Ibh fix
& iff! M
120 O Proatu on so da lnrcstment of fi-i nn
lfiuu oracm Iteportn. free 5J-UO
Proportional returns leryweelc on stock Options
S'20 " ,i0' ' ttuu, . fMiu. Ad
drtt.sT.romK Wwui Co., Hankers, 83 S aU bit,
r May v, ij-im
$77 S.M.?fi,.n an1 rnc guaranteed to Agents
May Yw,.C B"1W C0 'V"""""' Ml""'
HOWELL ft CO., N, V,
LEOAL BLANKS OFALL KINDS
ON HAND AT T11K COLUMBIAN Omctl
1 lie annual meeting of the Columbia County At
rlcullural, Horticultural and Mechanical AnociallujJ
will beheld In the Opera House, llloomibur., '
BATtltUAV, tbe 17th day of May, A U.,ll ttl01"J
o'clock p. m.. fur the election of offlcerc. , . ,
AUo, at said annual meeting there Bill be consu
ered aud propoM'il f ur udouilon by the Corimralion,
amendments and alteralfoiisof tbe clurlir
'i'na'CepttheproMslomiof an Actof Awl1)'1?,
tilled "An Act to proUde for tbo lscorperall"t1
regulation of certain corporations," iippruieU W'u
till, lb? audita fceu-ral supplements, id. ToUfiV
nulo tbe place cf bualneaa of tbe ronioiiill""' t,
'loepeclly tbo onicers tiyuhoinlho builutM'Si
bo cuuduet'd. 4th, To uutuorUo tho corporation v
1'tuotapltal stock. Mb. 'ludelermlue thciM""'
ship of the corporation.
M. 1,M 'it,.