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BB00KWA7 ZVtrSLh, Sdlton.
Friday, August 1,1870.
DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
FOR STATE TREASURER,
DANIEL O. BARR,
OIJK STATE CAM1MIHN.
The Ounvcnliou which unanimously
nominated Dauiel O. Barr ns tl.o Dcui
ooralio catididalo Cor State Treasurer was
nut a put up nor forestalled nflalr. Tho result
wan the ioutaucou., voluutary verdict
imr voters. Thai , called "leaders"
interfere Uqvh their wisdom. '
have sadly burbled in tli
. ITT -
.yjuMtno uonve-- did not
mint, workin- .. ,t,
tbo hvi- ffl . ,
..ion wai coiu posed of ar
j Democrat, and represented
.vs to llio Chairninn, wc presumo Mr. Barr
will Ihi careful in his selection, although wc
lielicvc that the real Chairman should bo Mr.
ltarr himself. He lias llio ability to conduct
hii own campaign. If he can call to his aid
sonic able assistant, so much the better, but
wo want no man who would work discord, or
who wants a salve for barked shins.
Mr. Spcer has been mentioned. Emphat
ically No 1 As an individual we have not a
word of condemnation We did oppose his
salary grab, and were glad that he was not
vindicated at Wilkes-Barre. Wo also think
that he hurt Dill last year more than he did
him good. We also believe that it was an
insult to the last Convention to announce
himself as "the mouth piece of a mob." If a
"mob," ho should have been ashamed to be
its mouth-piccc. Hut it was not a mob, but
ouo of the most intelligent and orderly Con
vention ever held in the State.
"TIIB WOLFE AT OUK DOOU."
Wc know that Wolfe of Union is able, and
his vanity sometimes aids him. His ambi
tion also makes him couragcous.as was shown
by his sudden conversion to tho support of the
proposed new county of Minueo.ua, a change
of heart no less remarkable than that of
1'aul's, because no lightning stroke was nee
cssary, but a mere cpistlo from a preacher at
Troy, (Bradford county.)
The investigation he instituted and carried
on about the Riot Bill threw a flood of light
on that subject. It showed how one of many
schemes are creatures of a corrupt lobby.
But why does Wolfe & Co., halt in prose
eating known criminals ? It is not for want
of evidonco of Legislative sanction, nor of
The suspicion might become popular that
either there is another sudden conversion or
else that the Cameron clan, patent in his
oighborhood, have hinted about .future re
wards and punishment.
We have received numerous inquiries as t
the duties of the mercantile appraiser, and
the rights of dealers. Wo never had i
doubt as to the law, but believing an author
itativc opinion would be useful, we addressed
a letter to the Auditor General, and received
the following reply, which it would be well to
In answer to your interogatories contained
in letter addressed to this department on the
22d inst , we havo to say :
First. A mercantile appraiser cannot re
ccivc a warrant for his mileage until he makes
oath to this department that ho has personal
ly visited the persons assessed, and has ac
tually travelled the miles charged for. We
expect County Treasurers to exact the same
oath from appraisers before paying their fees.
Second. An appraiser cannot make an ar
bitrary classification without personal inquiry,
under oath if necessary.
Third. Persons selling goods of their own
manufacture, not having a shop, store or
depot separate and apart from their factories
are generally not smbjoct to a mercantile tax,
(lor exceptions see Pearson's Reports.)
Fourth. Under the general law a fee
fifty cents for the appraiser, and twenty-five
cents for tho Treasurer on every mercantile
license must, bo collected in addition to the
license. (For exceptions see special laws tor
Fifth, Tavern keepers and liquor dealers of
whatever class arc subject to both a stato and
United States license. For the state license
they are appraised by the mercantile apprais
er, (after the right to have a license is grant'
ed by the court) and must pay to the county
Treasurer the amount at which they havo
been rated, within fifteen days after their li'
cense has been granted, and the Treasurers
receipt for tho amount of their assessment
will entitle them to receive their license from
tho Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions,
They are subject to no other tax.
Sixth. The appraiser must have a general
appeal day, and cannot have separate times
and places for individuals.
KmvAitn Derrick for
William P. Schell,
Apparently the President has become tlr
ed of notifying the country that he ex
pected soon to begin to enforce Borne civil
service reform. According to a special
from Washington be told Congressman
Uarmer that "so far as the civil service or
der was concerned It was never his (ntcn
tlonto restrain any Republican In do log all
In his power to promote the success of the
Republican party." If the President could
only manage to keep his mind together two
days at a time a confued nation might some
time begin to comprehend what he did mean
by that order.. Everybody seems to be sat'
fsfied that It wann't calculated to reform
anyuiiug, and, tberelore, Air. Hayes can
Jiardly felicitate himself that he has fooled
jicy one. ?'ws.
Hon. John Welsh, American Minister to
England, has resigned his posftiou for per'
soual and domestic reasons. He represented
the Uuitcd States very creditably. If titers
is a man left in Ohio who does not liold ao
ilfico by appointment from Hayes, here is
dbanco for him.
luo ,iuuct Uhunt Democrat nouiiuatoa
Harry K. Paekcr as our next candidate for
Jbecrers. Yg suppose Klotz will object to
Why is it that Illinois beef'ean la &U In
England for 8) cents a pound, and yet Penn
sylvania beef commands such extortionate
jjiriccs in our agricultural districts?
HOW IS THIS ?
Secretary Sherman In one of hi. .nM,.
! .'U.1 rU of Mllne wtM "not
..ugw uonar had been lost to the Treasury
through Federal official during the past
tlirrp vpor. " ti.i. .... .. .
"inieineninekneff to be
utterly untrue. becu .tf.l..i ,
,7 Une lutratlon howover
will suffice, and we would ri..n.Mrli.. ..n
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.... uii oi nepuuilcans to the follow
lug press dispatch:
Washington, I). 0., July 27,-Keccnt de
.pineniioi fraud and corruption have
:'"T. 'u" m revenue circles In
W aihlngton. Not that the Information has
recently acquired bv the k.
but notnlthstanrllno It. .i.........
to the swindle iiaabmuht ik..n.i.
affairs to public notice is what creates the
".ua.ernauon. me revenue collecto
urieans Is one Mark. k
spicuonsiy identified with tho
ncudlne the cmml ni k
fraudulently gave the pr-'
This man Marks .arntng
of stealln- vole nblcu
the rx" jidency to Hayes.
emboldened by toe sue-
the highest office in the gift
.ople, no sooner received the reward
uis share In the transaction than he
turned bis attention to stealing the revenues
f the government. He entered into a con-
Iracy with several tobacco manufacturers
In his district, by which op his part they
ere to bo exempted from assessments for
revenue purposes, and tney on their part
were to pay certniu sums into a pool to be
appropriated to the private use of Mr.
Marks. After this scheme had progressed
lor a time rival tobacco dealers found them
selves slowly but surely being taxed out of
market and Instituted an Investigation with
the result of discovering the fraud.
Information was sent to the department at
Washington, and an official detailed to look
the matter up, but with instructions to make
no exposures nor arrests. This servico was
entrusted to Mr. E. D. Webster, a revenue
agent, who proceeded to New Orleans, and
after investigating the matter that officer re
turned to Washington and reported that
the affairs were fully as bad as reported, and
that "Marks and all his assistants and em
ployees were the most infernal set of scoun
drelshe ever met with in all his experience
as a revenue officer." This report not being
what was wanted by the department,anotber
officer was sent down, but the result was the
same, and still Marks continued for some
months in the undisputed possession of his
office and the continued enjoyment of the
Emboldened by Wis immunity Alans oe
gan increasing his assessment upon his com'
panlons until the burden imposed became
greater than the revenue would have ex
acted, when they resisted. A scene followed
and they determined to confess the whole
thing, which they subsequently did. At the
next term of the U.S. court in New Orleans
steps were taken looking to an examination
of the matter. Mr. Marks at once went to
the district attorney and the judge, Billings,
being on the bench, and persuaded them to
discharge the grand jury before the examln
ation was made. The officers of the court
acquiesced, and the jury was called up for
dismissal, when the foreman protested so
vehemently that tho judge quailed and the
jury was not discharged. But Marks was
equal to the emergency, and be at once tele
graphed to Attorney General Devens, re
minding that gentleman, probably, of his
claims upon the administration, when the
attorney general at onse dispatched summary
instructions to have the jury discharged,
which was done, and Marks continues mas
ter of the situation.
Though months have elapsed since the
true state of affairs were put in the possession
of the department, no effort has been made
to prevent further peculations or bring him
to justice. Commissioner Raum in a recent
communication to the republican papers
throughout the country attempts a defense,
but it is so exceedingly lame and Impotent
that so far from being a defense, it answers
admirably as a confession. In fact it was so
transparently weak as a defense that the
Post of this city Bays a leading republican
journal refused to publish it saying that if
the commissioner couldn't present a stronger
defense he ban better remain silent.
This is another Instance wherein the gov
ernment is swindled out of moneys by the
thieves whom Hayes and Sherman are forced
to pension upon the public crib as a recom
pense for their share in the great crime,
That he was not dismissed is owing probably
to the fear which the executive doubtless ap
prehends of a full exposure of the proceed
ings of the returning board which will fol
low. This reform administration with its
fraudulent beginning is an expensive luxury,
Robbing at one end and wasting at the oth
er is the order of the day. While Marks
and others of his ilk are stealing the reve
uues in the south John Sherman, Key,Tyne
and others are busily wasting in the north
by junketing through the country making
political speeches for the republican party
at the expense of the public, in revenue cut
ters, special trains, etc. These abuses were
considered to have reached a climax under
the Grant regime, but a careful analysis of
the record shows that the abuse did not at
tain half the proportions then that it has
since the advent of Hayes. True, Mr,
Hayes himself does not absent himself as
often as Graut did, but he is only restrained
by his miserable penury. He is living at
the soldiers' orphans' home, near the city, at
public expense, which is infinitely cheaper
than would be possible for bim if traveling,
though his railroad fare was paid by the
government, and vessels employed to carry
him where water transportation was more
Senator Jackson's Illness.
Many of our readers aie aware that Hon
George D. Jackson. Senator from this district,
was quite sick at Harrlsburg durjug the latter
part of the session of the Legislature, but
as soon as he could be out bis room, at con
siderable risk to bis health, persisted in per
forming his dalles u the Senate. After his
return home he continued to attend to busi
ness, although considered In a dangeroui
situation by bis physicians and friends. 0
Friday last his physicians, Drs. Newton and
Johnson, from Towaoda,and Dr. Way, from
Elmira, cime to Dushore by special train
and performed a successful operation by
which thirty-three ounces of serum was tak,
en away from him. Seven punctures were
made in all, and his Indomitable will car
rled him through the difficult and painful
operatiou without faint or faltering. After
he recovered from the fatigue of the pain
ful operation he appeared to be much re
lleved, especially from a panting and short
nasi nf breath which has greatly troubled
him. J(e Also been able to get sleep
which be coyl) noj. ijq for any length
lime previous to undergoing (he operation
A we are informed ho is considered better,
although he cannot b called out of dange
yet hopoinay be entertained of his recovery,
at least from the present attack. If uncon
querable pluck can carry bim through, h
will certainly get well. After tbo operation
upon him on Friday last he said to a friend
--''Willi. If I do bave to go you can have
it put on my tombstone, 'George was the
last one to give up,'" tuuuanppnncrat,
MEDICAL SOCIETY'S VINDICATION.
In Mils community where the members of
ue i uoiumbia Uounty Medical Society are
inn, ana where many of them have
.u,IullJ ,ml .ccepU1)y praciced their
professions for many years, no word of ex
I'lanallon or defense of their Ui. i..
the expulsion of a member Is needed. The
I hysiclans comnlalned nf
education and refine
al reputation is dear to them, to whom pro
fessional Integrity and professional purity
are of the highest moment, and !..
..ciua.cu only by the des re Ui i,rol.
community in which they are-
been residents, mm heir- - ibe
quackery, charlat- .ud long have
onduct. J( Imposed upon by
E-' uiiry and unprofessional
cry 8oclety whether of law, physic,
divinity or handicraft, must be governed by
some law and rule j and every peraon who
oius It, voluntarily subjects himself to such
government. Such agreement is implied in
the vtry application to become a member,
ud is imposed by the society in bis admis
sion. If he violates the taws of the society,
e Is justly amenable to such punishment
as the rules and regulations of the society
prescribe. If not, all government, society
and concert of action would be at an end.
The couuty society is a constituent part of
the State Association, and it having come to
the knowledge of the State body,that charges
of quackery and unprofessional conduct had
been lodged against Dr. A. L. Turner, the
couuty society was requested to take such
action upon them as the case required. The
code of medical ethics is peculiar to Itself,
and requires that an examination of this
kind shall be private ; and though the soci
ety may admit lawyers If it chooses, yet
they are no more there by right than doctors
would be In an examination as to whether a
lawyer had violated any rules of the Bar
Association. And if they were to come in
and give their opinion on the subject, it
would certainly be considered by the legal
profession as a huge joke.
In what It did, tho society acted within its
powers, and is not therefore justly amenable
to outside censure. Dr. Turner well knew
what the charges against him were, had
known it for a long time, tendered bis re;
ignation to avoid Investigation and possible
expulsion ;nd if any answer could have
been made to them, had ample time to pre
Thirteen Physicians including himsell
met upon call, to txsmiiiu the truth of the
charges. The vote on the main question
stood as follows
Eight voted to expel.
Four voted to reprimand.
One yoted to suspend.
And s, A. L. Turner was expelled from
the Columbia County Medical Society, not
even himself, in the presence of his fellow
members, daring to cast his own vote In fa
vor of his Innocency.
And uow, instead of going into the news'
papers to excite sympathy, instead of ap
pealing to classes in the community,
instead of denouncing the members of the
Medical society, let him, ij he dares, appeal
from their judgment, aod carry his case, law
yersand all, to tbeCourt of appellate jurisdic
tion for such cases,tbe State Medical Asaoct'
ation, and submit to it his professional con
duct, bis standing as' a regular practioner,
and above all bis claim to be a medical dis
coverer, which is so much vaunted by his
zealous and injudicious trumpeters. To that
critical test be is invited, and to that he
dares not come.
The Columbia County Medical Society Is
as zealous of the honor and reputation of
its members as any Association can be. Any
honest discoverer of a new medical agent
would have received due honor and recogni
tion at their hands ; but the man who
propriates the professional discoveries of
another, and hawks them over the country
by hand bills, circulars, or private letters,
like the vendors of patent medicine noa'
trums, is a charlatan and a pretender, and
the society and the community are the bet
ter for his absence. To speak of him in
connection with the great medical discover
ers of thiB or the last age is only to call at
tention to thn asserted fact, that he is using
as his own, the discoveries of Dr. Bron
Sequard, Wier, Mitchell and other eminent
medical men. And that too, without the re
motest knowledge of the human system
which is n qui red to administer judiciously
those powerful Bromides with which the
names of Sequard and Mitchell will be lor
ever joined, and which are used by Turner
as An own discoveries.
It is claimed therefore, that the acts of
Dr. Turner are violations of Truth, of Right,
of Professional courieay, of Medical Ethics,
and of the ru es of the society of which he
has been a member ; and because of these
violations be has been justly expelled.
By order of
Columbia County Medical Society.
The good Indian who acts a-t blscksmi th
at the Sac and Fox Agency seems to have
overshot the mark in his endeavor to emu
late the white man, and it is uow in order
fur soniA of bis fellow Government employes
of the white race to fullow his example. By
industry and thrift he saved up a little for
tune, and requests that hissilary be reduced
What good white man has ho tak.u for hii
model, or U the idea, as it seems to be, wliol
ly original 1 Of course tbe authorities at
Washington, not to be outdone by a former
'blanket Indian," will have to rcluse his re'
quest, but ho may be kindly relieved of hli
surplus salary in another way, A circular,
asking for a 'voluntary contribution' to pay
party expenses might elicit from him a fa
vorable response. It may be, in fact, that
he is getting more than he needs, simply be
cause he has been overlooked by the poli
tjpjaus One hundred dollars out of hi
salary would be a pretty heavy assessment,
but, as a voluntary .contritutjou, would us
doubt be acceptable and go far towards mak
Ing up tbe deficiency arising from the rofu
sal of some 'audacious clerks' to give any
Convention of tfte American hanker Ajsq,
It has been decided by tbe American
Bankers' Association to bold tbo anuual con.
ventlon of bankers and bank officers this
year at Saratoga, on tbe Cth, 7th and 8th of
August, Tbe circular calling the convention
states that matters nf great Importance to
bank officers, stockholders, directors, and
dealers will be brought to tbe attention of
that assemblage ; among others, a plan for a
closer union of those engaged in banking
business throughout the couutry,"eonduclve
aljke to the prevention of panics, the revival
of bujinejs, I e improvement of public and
private credit, the ttabilltv of our financial
system and the general prosperity of the
country," Th; association will jay before
the convention reports on bank taxation and
other Important subjects In that connectlou,
and tbe discussions will embrace topics of
interest to tbo financial and business com
munity generally, Evening Express,
The Issue in Pennsylvania.
IlI!!n-,CnDTlTn,7 Co"tion, called
Rcpubhcan by a long stretch of courtesy,
mot at llarrisburg on Wednesday of las
week. KvcrvtMnff i,..t i
before a delegate arr Z. i".... "L " l0
nd Qay had th. . 7'?
to bo dono but In mirmi .1 i ... 41
tv ,i , . ' . nojourn.
...u .uihi hiiu n(!re , fnaip. .u. r.
motions were selectd boforoh- ' . ,orulal
speeches prcmrcd an ... i .i..!.
sh A. Grow -' . -M "T
,1,,, i . taugni incni. uaiu-
, who is always given tno rigui
uy tho Ring managers when tho spoils
nd offices aro disposed of was put forward as
permanent President to mako a hard money
pecch for a party which last year ignored
tho currency question entirely, and elected a
Benator who either has no opinions on tho
subject or is totally incapable of expressing
them by voice or pen. As a painted figure
head Mr. Grow has been a success, and it is
not surprising that tho Ring should try him
again at tho outset of a contest wherein
every sign is against them ; bat it is a littlo
curious that a nmu with a character should
allow himself to be put periodically to such
Tho mot exciting political question in
Pennsylvania grows out of tho recent raid
upon the Legislature by tho Pennsylvania
Railroad and tho chiefs of tho old Ircasury
Ring, tho object of which was to 'lift' bodily
and unceremoniously $4,000,000 from tho
pockets of tho people into their own. This
was the famous Riot bill. It was managed
by Quay and Kcmble, who, as everybody
knows, almost manago the Republican party,
The State did not owe a dollar. There had
been no attempt to bring tho issuo to judicial
trial cither as against tho State or against tho
county of Allegheny, where tho liability
rested under tho law, if anywhero beyond
tho company itself. The argument used was
the one which might havo prevailed under
other circumstances against tho couuty, that
the failure of tho State to put down tho riot
made it rcsponsiblo for the ensuing damages,
But there was no riot until after the troops
arrived and fired on the people. Up to that
moment it wss merely a strike of tho rail
road men, and tho Allegheny Grand Jury
found that the proclamation upon which tho
troops were called out was a forgery
could not be traced beyond the Pennsylvania
Railroad office ; the Governor was in Utah
there was no officer of the State Adiiiiiiittra
tion at llarrisburg ; and the Governor and
all the rest refused to say whether the paper
had ever been made or not
Vet Kcmble and Quay demanded i-4,000,'
000 damages just 12,000,000 more than tho
self-inflicted losses amounted to. Ouc-half
was to go into the pockets of the lobby and
into the Republican campaign funds.
committee of the House found that there
had been a systematic attempt to attempt to
pass this infamous bill by widespread corrup'
tion of tho Legislature, and raised a com
mittee to ptosecuto Kcmble and others for
tho offences of which they had been proved
guilty. Tho whole State was very naturally
aroused and alarmed by these revelations, and
ono would suppose that it there was any
question upon which tho political parties
would hasten to take strong giound, if they
desired the confidence cf tho people, it would
be this ono. The Democratic Convention
accordingly put itself on record in no uncer
tain terms in tho following resolution :
'That the recent attcniDt. under the person
al direction of ruling Republican leaders, to
debauch the legislature by wholesale bribery
and corruntion, and take from the Common
wealth four million dollars for which its lia
bility had never been ascertained, is a fresh
and alarming evidence of the aggressiveness
of corporate power iu collu:iuu with political
rings, and should receive tho sigual coudem
nation ot tbe people at tho polls.
All eyes now turned to tho so-called Re
publican Convention which assembled u week
later. Could it afford to abandon its leaders
and turn Kcmble, oue of tho bol'KV. and
most u.-fl'ul of tLeiu, over to public justice
Tho Riot bill had been urged as Republican
measure ; some of tho witnesses sworo that
their votes had been svcuied ou that giound
alone. The parly was. to shaio as a paityio
tho plunder; the gintlemau whom it had
rcccutly elected a Senator iu Ciugiis gave
it his powciful support, ami it was personally
mauaged by Kemble aud Quay .the two ablest
and most influential chiefs of the Riug -aud of
the party. This was a tryiug situation ; but
Mr Quay was equal to the emergency, aud it
was announced iu dispatches from llarrisburg
days bel'uro the event that tho h.iuest Repub
licans who wished to denounce -oth the steal
aud tho thieves would be gauged, and,
nothing else would do, kicked out.
Mr. Wolle of Union, tho Chuiruiau of the
Legislative Committee which exposed the
Riot bill infamy, aud had done his best to
punish some of tho criminals, wa- a member
of the Convention. He know very well that
his party was against him aud his work
that it belonged, hide, hoots, and horns, to
tho raitioad and the King, and that he could
not expect to secure mere than a very faint,
indirect, and hypocritical condemnation of
the villainy in question. He bad therefore
drawn this mild and pitiful resolution :
'That in view of tho dcvcloumeuts cf cor
rupt piacticcs in connection with the Riot
bill in the last House, we emnhaticallv re
affirm that part of tho platloriu adopted by
the Republican State Convention at Lancas
ter in 1875, and which was readoptcd by the
Republican Stato Convention at llarrisburg
in lo7o, which demands noucst men in oinoe
men with brains enouch to know dishones
ty when they see it and courage enough to
tight it wheresoever tney lind it.
But even this was too much. Mr. Hall
who is W. II . Ketnble's llarrisburg attorney.
was in the chair, aud promptly ruled Mr,
Wolfe out of order. Wolfo desired only
that his resolution might bo read ; but tl
Chaiiman decided that under tho order of
the Convention referring all resolutions to
the Committee without a debate it could not
be read ; reading being debate, according to
this new Daniel of tho Ring.
Then Wolfe appeared and there was
scene. The Chair refused to put tho appeal
to a vote, and Wolf insisted upon its being
dono. U was too plain a case, and tho (Jon
vcntion woplU pot sustain the Cliair.
resolution was read, and then referred to tho
Committee on Resolutions, of which Mr.
Quay had thoughtfully made himself a mem
bor, whero it was finally smothered. Thus
the so-called Republican Convention, run by
the Ijing managers, gagged and silenced
Wolfo, apd pointedly rpfuscd to condemn th
Riot bill corruptions' in tlie mildest passible
The two parties havo taken their aland on
(his Important quostiqn. and it remains to be
seen which the people of Pennsylvania will
sustain tho one which openly declares in
favor of legislative plunder and ooriuptioo
orlhponp whipji heartily pondemns llctn
bleisui and the whole system of Addition,
Division and Silence. A'. 1". Sun,
Colonel Stanley Woodward appears to be
the leading Democratic candidate for th
Common Pleas Judgeship in Luzerne coun
ty, although the Democratic machine is not
particularly inclined his way. He went off
l&et fall In te Hoyt IntetMt on porsqua) p
count, and while lie woqK updoubtedly
make a creditable Judge some Democrats
would probably remember hli independence
of party to his disadvantage If he should
become a candidate. Discipline is a j
business with a great party, Times.
A IHtlVE ACItOSS THE MOUNTAINS.
Larly on Tuesday morning of last week, a
party of six, consisting of Rev. O, K. Can
fields and family and Miss LIlllo A. Me
gargell of Orangevllle, and Mrs. Ingalls and
Mis, Proctor of Boston, Maw., left Orange
ville for a drive over k aiH.
In it,- . ."0 muuumui iu ixiun,
la the westo'" . , . . ,
.u pait 01 nrauiuru vuuy
With a nalr of good horses and Ollvor
Covatihovan's largo carry all, the distanco
between Orangevllle and Benton is soon
traveled. Arriving at Benton we endeavor
to replaco tho bag of oats which we find we
avo forgotten. We search in vain in Hen-
ton, and pursuing our way we stop at every
farm house in quest of oats, but we are un
successful until we reach Colo's mill where
we get but half a bushel. Proceeding on
our way we make no stop until we reach
the house this sldo of Stewart's saw mill
where we buy a small pitcher of milk for
which they charge us tbe small price of 60
cents. Reaching "Baum Town about U
'clock we encamp, mako coffee and eat our
dinner. After a good rest of 2J hours wo
proceed towards Laporte, Before we have
traveled many miles rain commences to fall
and just as we reach the top of the mountain,
it descends in good earnest. Dropping the
curtains and hurrying on our waterproofs
we proceed on our way through a driving
rain : crossing Muncy Creek wo ascend an
other mountain, finding the roads extremely
rough. As night approaches wo begin to
look fur a stopping place ; but as those who
sit on the front seat havo the appearance of
drowned rats," everybody seems suspicious
and refuses us a place even in their barns,
evidently taking us for gypsies.
Just before dark we reach a house a mllo
from Laporte where they take us in, and the
lady of the house Informs us that she "has
thirteen beds and not a bed-bug ; rejoicing
In this fact we retire and after a journey of
32 miles tako a good night's sleep. Taking
an early start In the morning we soon reach
Laporte, tho county Beat of Sullivan county
We find it to consist of a Court House, two
churches, a tavern, a store and a few dwel
ling houses but not much besides. From
Laporte to Forksville, a distance of about
14 miles we travel, through the wildest seen
ery and over rough roads, stopping for
few moments at Lewis' Lake. We find here
a number of cottages occupied by summer
visitors. It Is a little spot of beauty in tbe
midst of a wilderness. We stop at I-orks'
vllle long enough to get our dinners and
have a horse shod and then start on with
the intention of reaching Alba by nine o
clock in the evening. From Forksville
Fox Centre is said to be 10 miles but we
concluded that they must be Sullivan coun
ty miles for after traveling over hills and
rocky roads, which are narrow gauge (our
wagon being wide gauge) darkness over
takes us some distance from our journeys
end. But worst of all was the descent of
the Canton mountain to Towanda creek,
With high rocks on one side, a precipice on
the other, overshadowed with trees and so
fearfully dark that lighted matches only
served to make the darkness and danger vis
ible. Besides all this the road was very
steep aud rough. Having arrived at th
bottom of the, mountain in safety, wo
very ready to put up for the night. 1!
alas, houses are scarce and when we con v
to one, they won't keep us. So we journc
on till we find a good farmer who tells us
"ho hasn't room in tbe bouse but we can
stay in his barn." We thankfully accept
his offer and prepare to make our beds on
the hay, but before we retire the farmer
concludes to make room for us in the house,
Arising early in the morning we quickly
drive tbe last Bix miles of our journey ar
riving at Alba before our friends were up,
What we did, how we got back and what
we thought of the people and tbe country
wo will reserve until next week.
One of the Party.
Blackwood's Magazine for July has been
republished by tbe Leonard Scott Publish
lng Co., 41 Barclay Street, Isew lorfc.
"With Colonel Pearson at Efcowe, by one
who was there," is not an exciting narrative
but gives a good idea of the diilicullles to be
encountered in South African warfare. Th
article has a diagram . of "tbo beast," a
the Zulu method of attack is called nnd
due credit is given to theenterprixe of news
paper reporters, tno of whom preceded th
entrance of the relief column into Ekowc.
"Rcata" is continued, and a small cloud
seems to be rUiug on the horizon,
"Tbe Ghost of Jlorcar's ToWer." A trag
ic story illustrating a theory of Mesmerism,
i.e., the power of a strong will to inlluence a
"Hidden Treasures" is an account of a
"matchless collection of sculpture,"the prop
erty of Prince Torlonia of Home, and kept
entirely private. There are five hundred
and twenty pieces, consisting of statues,
vases, and busts, many, if not all, of won
"New Books" reviews some volumes of
essays by Matthew Arnold and Leslie Steph
en, and those works of Henry James, Jr.,
that have been so much talked of lately, A
couple of poems and a resume of the
AtTghan war aud treaty of peace complete
Tho periodicals reprinted by the Leonard
Scott Publishing Co. (-11 Barclay Street, N.
Y.) are as follows i The London Quarterly,
Edinburgh, Westminster and British Quar
terly Itevlews, aud Blackwood's Magazine.
Price, $4 a year for any one, or only $15 for
all, and the postage is prepaid by the Pub
lishers, The tonic effect of Kidney-Wort is produc
ed by its cleansing and purifying action on
the blood. Where there is a gravely deposit
in the urine, or milky, ropy Jurino from dis
ordered kidneys, it cures without fail. Con
stipation and Piles readily yield to its ca
thaitia and healing power.
(The following persons bave beep proposed for
nomination by the nest Democratic County Conven
(.Ion, to bo August, nth, is7. Candidates an.
Bounced Iu this list aro pledged a abide V the de
cision of the Convention.
' fOt Slii,-UlrV,
A. K. SMITH,
JOHN G. JACOI1V,
JOHN O. QUICK,
II, 0. KELOHNElt,
COl NTY, PA.
ORPHANS' COUKT SALE
EAL ESTATE ! !
Tho undersigned ailmtnlitrator of Uctorcn Smith,
Into ot the km nihlp ol Madison In tho county of Co-
lumrjia, deceased, a 111 cxposo to public salo by vir
tus ot nn order ot tho Orphans' Court ot Raid rountr
In proceedings In partition, on tho promises tn said
township of Madison, on
Saturday, August HOth, 1870,
at one o'clock In the afternoon, tho follolnir ik
scrlbcd rent r-stato lato I ho csuto of said decedent.
No. 1. A certain trait of land adnata In tho said
townshlpot Madlsun, bounded bj lands ot Abraham
Droiidt deceased, Uonrnd Kreamsr, William Shultz,
K, Hmltli . t lio land below described as No. , and
land ot the heirs of Kltsha II. Hmlth deceased, con
taining SEVENTY-ONE AGUES
snd fourU'Cii perches, moro or less, situated on tho
public road leading from i:jrers' drove to White
Hall, nearly all cleareu:and under cultivation on
nhlch Is a
FRAME DWELLING HOUSE,
frarao barn and AlTLi: OHOIIAItl).
No. i. The undivided one-halt part or rnotcty of n
certain lot of land situate In said Madison township,
of which the said decedont was seized as tenant In
common with A, K. smith, bounded by the nboio
mentioned tract No. 1, and the said public road and
land of William Shultz, containing
moro or less cleared land In good cultivation, on
which is n
Frame Dwelling House,
out-tmtldlngs, n good well of water nnd fruit trees.
TEHM3 OF 8ALK. Ten percent ot one-fourth of
tho purchase money to bo paid at tho striking down
of the property, tho oue-fourth less tho ten rwr cent,
at tho continuation of side, and tho remaining three
fourths tn one year thereafter with Interest from
Deed to bo paid tor by tho purchaser.
Aug. 1, ;-ts.
Notice Is hereby cHen to all legau-es. crcdl-
and other persons interested In the estates ot
the respeclUo decedents and minors, that the fol
lowing adralnlstrollou nnd guordlun nccounts lune
been filed In tho oruco of tho Register ot Columbia
county, and will be presented for confirmation and
allowance in llie urpnans- i-uun iu uu u
llloonuburg, on Monday, the 1st day ot Sept
at t o'clock, p. m. ou gala day:
1. Tho second and final account of Wllam Maust
and Joseph Maut. Kxecutore ot Joseph Maust,
late of Mud iso a township, deceased,
8. The first and Una. account of Amos itelchel
delfer, (luardtan of Agnes Helcheldelfer, a minor
child of Michael Kelcheldeller, lato ol Wooms
3. The account of E. It. Ikeler, Executor xf Thom
as J. Thornton, lato of llloomsbur?, deceased,
4, The second and final account of Kphralm P.
Lutz, Executor of James Thornton, lato of
6. The tln-t and partial account of Theodore Mc
Dowell, Executor of John McDowell, late of Scott
6. Thj final account of A. Pardee, survhlng Exe
cutor of William ltoulson, late or lUooinsburtf,
7. The second andflnalaccountof bncr Welsh nnd
Thomas .Mclltnry, Kxecutora of Hiram V, Klino,
late of orange township, deceased.
8. Tho first and final account of I. K. Krlckbaum,
Administrator of Margaret Earns, late of lien ton
9. The second and final account ot.Toslah Colennn
nuu Chariest oiemun, Executors or .Joseph coio
man, late of Hshinecreek township, deceased.
10. The llrst nnd final account of L. S. Wlnterstcen.
Truntee, Ac, of Silas E Fowler, late of Scott
low nsiup, acceaseu.
11. Tho account of John It. Moyer, Executor of John
Uaitman, lace of Orange township, deceased, as
nicd by Charles A. Moyer, Administrator of John
12. The final account oflsaac K. Dlldlne, (iuardlan
of Laura N. Drake, a minor child of Levi Drake,
laie oi ruinam county, unio, aeceaseu.
13. Th first and Darthil account of Ld T. Con
ner, Administrator of Joseph P. Conner, lato of
centre icwnsmp, ueceaseu,
14. The account of John Oliver, Administrator of
John Itoyer, lato of Locust township, deceased
15. The llrst and ilnal account of William Shaffer.
Administrator (cumtestamento annexo) of Eliz
abeth llutton, late ot Palmyra, Lcc county, Illi
nois, formerly of Columbia county, Pennsylva
1C, The first and final account of John (I. Oulck,
kx ecu tor or 'i nomas unorr, laie or uioomsuurtr
17. Tha first and final account of John Apnleman,
Administrator ot Charles sago, lato of Hemlock
18. The first and final account of B. P. Fortner, A d-
imnisirator oi ijewis .neiz.
19. First and nartlal account of Ilenrr J. Miller.
Lloyd Miller and Win. Krlckbaum, Administra
tors or uenjamin Miuer, laio oi caiawissa town'
W). First and final account of llenlamln F. IUU In.
(iuardlan of (irant I'. Smith, deceased, a minor
mum or Jonn r. muiiu, laiooi ureenwoou town
St, Flrstand anal account ot K. S. Cleaver, Exe
cutor of Lucy A. Uren, late or CutaUssa town
22. The flrstand final account ofKlchardF. White-
mojer, Executor of Elijah Snyder, lato of Pine
2.1. First and Unal account of A. II. Abbott. Admin
Ibtrutor of Julia A. cromley, late of Franklin
town snip, ueceaseu
Kesl-tter's omce, 1 W. II. JACOKY,
Illoomsburir, Aug. l,1979.f Ueglster.
"VtriDOWS' A1TKAISEM ENTS.
TT Tho following- appraisements of real and
fiersonal property set apart to widows of decedents
iaetx'en tiled In the onico of tho Heglster of Col
umbia county, under the Utiles or court, and will be
presented for absolute confirmation to the orphans
Court to be held in Uloomsbunr.ln and forsald coun
ty, on Monday, tho 1st day of Sept, 1S79, at S
o'clock p. in.,;of said day unless exceptions to such
connrmauon are previously niea, oi wmcu iu per
sons interested in sold estates will tako notice:
1. Widow of Silas D. Kline, late of Flshlngcreek
2. widow of Cieorge Paten, lato of Beaver town
3. Widow of John R, Moyer, late of Bloomsburcr,
4. Widow of Jacob II. Coleman, late of Orange
fl. Widow of Isaac Lutz, lato of MlflUn township,
c. Widow cf oottlleb Gunther, late of catawlssa
T. Wldowof Charles Howard, lateof Orange town
8. Widow of Anthony Hnyder, late of Mtmin town-
otiiy, u rvctwuu,
Wldowof 8, S.Runyan, late of Madison town
10. widow of lleuben Uredbenner, late of Beaver
tt lleglster's Office. 1 W, H. JAroiJY
Uloomsburc, Aug. i, 1ST, f Keirister.
By Mrtue of writ ot PL Fa. Usuca outot tho
Court ot Common Pleas of Columbia county and to
me nirecieu, will te exposed to public sale at
wiamv now 1, Bcrwlck.l'a., at 9 o'clock, p. m., on
OAiUKUAV, AUUUST'Jtb, 1879,
All that certain piece or parcel ot iund situate on
the touth easterly Bide or Front, between Mult n-v
and Vine streets, In the borough of Berwick, bound,
i uui, ircei norm, 101 or Anarew Fowls, east,
Husquehannamer on the south, anttiol of Baptist
Church west, ono hundred, anu seven feet, more or
less, in front, and throe hundred feet, more or less
In de,th. WUbrelu u erected a s story frame dwelling
house and outbuildings, ltescrvlng and excepting
the right ot Hay In and over the same occupied by
the Delaware, Lackawanna Westtin j(, lt-j an(1
Pennsylvania Canal Corojany,
Mzed, taken, la execution at tho suit ot Andrew
Fovrle,', against George A, Beam, and to be sold as
tho property pt, George A, Beam.
Terms cash on day ot salf,
Om W. HOFFMAN,
A UDJTOH'S NOT1CK,
ccederoatter ' W' MUU0 " UhT de-
Tbp Auditor appointed on exception Med to the
second account of Joseph Lehr sunlvlnif Eiecuto?
of the estate of Henry tehr, deceased, TlllT meet afi
parties Interested for'the purposTot' hli Sint
meal on Monday the Jist day of July ltSi at 10
o'clock, a. m at his Law omci In tomLIEs " 10
A. C. b.MlTU,
" CnalSTUN WOLF UT0F S1IIHJN T0HS1I1I-
fOLcysu coumv, Dsceibiu.
persons entitled thereto, will attenil ta the duties of
urnay llie IClli duv or August, at m r.;.7J.l.'
h time anil tJaoo all iiei-son m,K'.V
... . ....mUVHl,
C. It. Bl'CKALr.W,
luly 18, in.
pardon of Itobert VandyV r who Twas 'Sii
K. It. IKKUJII,
une7,iH.-U. Atty for .Valid) ke.
Howell & Go's. Advi's.
l'idn I. n Mrmlwr. It locates diseases. When
ever Ibe bowels become Irregular, uso
It will save much pnln and danger. Nature- Rome
times is so ontmgod by tho burden sho 'J injdc i to
rnrry, through tho heedlessness of her ",f,re."'
that she openly rebels, and punishes learn llj .
Don't iiculsct tho proper treatment when the symp
toms first appear. Ilcsort to tho aperient, and got.
HOLD 1IY ALL PIIWKHSTS.
r July 4w,
1 O n n protlts on sodaj s Invest mcnt nf SXO 0
$12UIJJ official licports. free Zl
l'roiiorttonal returns eiery week on Stock options
of Sin. ". luo- " T5,.'.U'..A.
dress i'.I'oTTSn Wiuiit t Co., Bankers, M Wall
N. v r julyss.ltMw.
NS c will pay Agenttft salary ul si"
ftml rinBen,nr ullow s tri; commlfl.li
fem.l free. AddreiiSaitu! &Co.,Meritift.U,2Iic!
July S3, 'I9-4W. r
ilnvested In Wall St.. Htocks makes
fortunes everymonui. new
free explaining everything. Ad
dress IIAXTEU A CO., hankers, It Wall St.. N. i.
TO 1'. l. ItlOll .V CO., l'ortiana.
Maine, for ui-si Agency uiiMncss m
tho World. Hxpenslvr ou'nt free.
July 23, -79-IW.
&rir) a Month and expenses guaranteed to Agents
$11 outfit free. SUiw&Co. ACTOSTi, JtiiNS.
pjlyss, '79-iw r
ClTA YKAIt ana expenses to agents.
v si tree. Aaoi
o. YlCKEitV, Augusta,
juiy 8.1, -in-iw.
MANUFACTURED A T
THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE
REAL ESTATE !
T!ie undeiMfrned Administrator of K. A. Bucka
lew, late of I'lshtmrcreek township, deceased, will
cxposo to public salo on the premises av a o ciock p
Saturday, August Kilt, 1879,
the following described real estate to-wlt : The un
divided one-fourth Interest In the following describ
ed tract or l.ud situate in rishlngcreek township,
Columbia county, bounded a.i follows, and
known aa tract No. 2 of the estato of William Buck
alew deceased, cast by laud of John M. Buckalew.
north bv l.md tit John. i. Buckatew nnd Join.
Ythlti', west I land of llarman J. Hesinnd Momou
Marklc, south by hind or John llutt end White- H ,
more or less, wi acres of which h eleanil lacl, on
which it erected a largo barn and small Hi uue
TKItMS OF. HALE. Ten per cent, of theone-rc urth
ot the purchaso money to bo paid nt the tf iking
down of the property, the one-fourth less tlu i ten
per tent, at the continuation or sale and there main
lng three-tuurths lnouejcar thereafter wltli inter
est from confirmation nlsl.
.TOHM YAP L.F..
July 23, ts.
pu'blic sal: t3
The undersigned administrator Ac, ot U.'0 estate
ot Hugh Shultz, lato of Jackson t ownshlp, deceased,
will cxposo to public sale, for the payment of debts,
on the premises on
Saturday, August Ud, 1879,
tho following described r calcstato to-wlt:
AH that certain tract ot lan i situate In Jackson
township, Columbia county, m bounded on tho
north by lands ot Benjamin Hess, on the east by
lands ot John W. Kile, ou I ji wmtli by lauds o
William Yorks, and on the e tit by lauds of Asa
0 5 ACniES,
more or less, about twentj.nve acres of w'Hlch 19
cleared and the twlance Is In timber.
JOHN M, MirtLTy
central P.O. col. co. pa. Admln.sStr.
TKKKSiNnCO.NOITIONS OK SAI.K.-Ten IX r rent c
llie oncrourth or the purchase money to be nald nt
the striking down of tha property. The ene-' om ,,
less ten per cent, at continuation absolute, and I."
remaining three-fourths m ono jenr thereat cr with
Interest from confirmation nlsl. ,uercftncr Hlth
July4,LS. BYTIIK COUKT.
anu Market has taught us how to do the business well.
wnatcver may be said, no house in the- United States
ftMfi ,,:rch,P0,hinat Retail as Oak Hall! and
Mr, Wanamaker fclV 7 C rtftV "elZte? Doing ST
T ,he, I,c?r)lc's re?ard for goods, and
to buy cheaply and self at smafl pioHts.
... - ......u.,,,,,.! more in
New patterns have been made this year and nev
duced through Mr. Robert C. Ogdcn (formerly
wmf oapr?.oif Ucv,lin'S c.- Nctt?Yo"k X y,
wiU Oak IialL and will mve hit whA.
riHWn,. 7 'i'-'K iB inanmaciure o our i
....jnwaaiuns nave uccn erroneously pi- . . -nidi
Mr. Wm w.n.m.i i.j !,.f' cn to this "ccll
the old store. tTtlwwto 1 3 is, 10 V T
contrary, his owncrshij. of it remains r e. 1,13 TVhetJ
none ot his love for it Kvcry day V n,chI!,.nScJ. anl1 ,' ' J
denartmcnts. Mr Will!, uw'L .nds him tuncr-w. I
ih. rv,t. i. ... .maker snends hi
" - vafc nail uusmcss.
A tflPIT Tllln Ann.... .
WANAMAKR & BROfl
W WUITESEWINOM ACHINECO. CLEVELAHrf-
ORPHANS' COURT SALfi
Tho undersigned Administrator of Peter Dnt. U I
.f o.nll tftunMit tlnrpniPfl . will .' l
sale on mo premises at two o ciock p. m, on
Friday, August 22d, 1879,
tho following described real esutc.boundoil an . I
lows to-wlt I On tho north by aM.,l
nnd estate of Peter i:ot, on th.
apt Peter Knt and Abialinm i"u,Jl
P. 11. Seybert
lands of estate
nndonthoweathy lands of John Kelchner l
Tlio propcity Includes both tanks cf tho IhjJ
Frame Giist ana FlouriBg Mill
with four inn of stone nhtehH arranged tor n
merchant or country work, or both combim.i
mill has now a Urge run of country cu ,tom J
thcio Is also n Clttcn.AIl SAW MUX on tl.ii J
wiiu ii i-niui;iij ui uiiuuig u"uu itei or ItiinbtjJ
Tract No. s. Is a farm of
and 1.11 perches bounded nnd described us fvjl
io-w ll I
on tno norm oy lanm of H. n. Scpil
While, and William Whlto, on tho Houtli tw tit I
Abraham Custer, and on tho west bv im.i .1
tm w men la en.'cw.si n gooil
FRAME DWELLING HOUSffl
w ll.'i barn nnd out houses. Tho land Is In a mjt,!
TE ItMS Of SAI.K.-Ton per cent, ot tlmootj
down of the property, tho one-fourth lesi tl
per cem . iu iiioeuiiunimiion or sale and tti I
lnguirui-iuurius in uuu year mereaftcr will
est from coniirmauon nisi.
l-'ZU, II. c I
jiuy-w, is. Llglitsirecl
Toueoccca, wire ot Krciierlck Wad.", 11
..ihi j, i u .tuu. .jitig.cj, iiutiuii, minor.
ui .wiKi-uuu ouiuiiivia, liUiut'S aili f
COl, DMOIA t'OUNTV, SS.I
TDo Commonwealth of I'ennss lvania
inw rmarriru wiui isiuic Bingiey, nrii,.c
Bol inhart. guardLin of Amos FrankTn I
mil lor cu.m ui Aiima i eager ana mil or c&M
jju Keuui;. iuii.iiiiuiiu.-u "iiu oiiiis Humm'al
ot Peter Yeager, deceased, I
. tnd now, Stay 10, 1ST9, court grant a rui-J
i.u um; iiiy ei'-n"- i-i-iiuiiii mtu u, CODlA
no t lio decreed with Daniel Yeager. I
You and each ot you laying asldo an buj.1
v- iciinra nimiawin. ui n iiuieuv CUCd 6
nj jpcar before our Judges at Blooinsbur?
M onday of wptcinoer next, then and tlienl
u-tuiw 11 juu unto uj nuj buiu uecreeL
witness Honorable William Elnelltlftl
our eald court at liloomsburg, the ism ciir"
A. I). 1879. '
July is, 'io-iw
Name this paper.
M'ANTKll IB! JllllMATl IX
Seventeen voung men to learn Telontll
situations guaranteed. for ramuuini
BOX C87, UtCl
July 23, lm. w
$75 00 for $1.00, $5.00 :
I puy largo prices for rnuny dates t 1
nnd M)er Coins. Hendio cents aloiiai
alogvc and lrlce List, Addj-ess, o. k.v.m
July 25,lm. v
and Public 3;j
Tho fallowing shows tlx) picket Ge&l
several beautirut styles or Fence txm
For Beauty and Durability tlieyt
rut up uy expenenceu uuni
Prices and Specimens cf rJ
nt to any address.
S. 3VE. HESl
July 19, 'T9-f""
r0fl!SfLK and n Cow XJ
WPATENTEdZISI c"ls- L'uta
gj-g address wild m
In the face of everything, Wanamaker & Dri wn incrcisl
. Kc.ii v.iounng Business last year nt Oak Hall nc arl' a 4a I
ot a million dollars, and for iS7n the new nlans w ill niaUtl
nouse more popular and increase the business 1 nud' E
i-iKhtcen years in the people's service at the old mn vtr tti
Five till W inlr AnAmtn
ock i SP'M
jucu inert "I
n,,o uummn .RTICULARLY INVITEI'-
OAK HALL, 6h.& Market Sis., Plillad'a.
LA"QEST CLOTHlN q HOUSE IN..AMERK1