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John Welsh, n well known physician of
Coaldalc, near Tamaqun, was found dead
by tho roadside on tho morning of the 17th
Tho Danvillo blast furnaces arc, of
course, Idle, and have been for n long
time. Thcsu furnaces nre of very llttl
benefit to our town, and only present i
gloomy appearance to the thousands o
persons traveling by on the D. L. & W
mllroad. The furnaces of the Messrs
(Jrnvo Bros., are out of blast-No, 2 fur
nace having been blowcd out last week,
Hnf rt tnnrn. thcV will 1)0 DUt 111 rcadl
ness to bo blown In acaln ns soon as tho
demand for Iron will be suluclcnt to war
rant their running without loss. Danville
A new fraud Is being perpetrated. A
man calls at a residence and tells the lady
that her husband has sent him to repair
the clothes wringer. It Is given him nnd
lie departs. Later he returns, claims to
have Inserted new rollers and otherwise re
paired tho Instrument and asks $2.50 for
tho job. This bill Is paid and the husband
upon his return is Informed of the mnlter,
He examines tho machine and finds that
the rogue has simply sandpapered the roll
ers to civo them a new appearance. It is
well to look out for him.
Decadence of the Clown.
The clown Is no longer the most Impor
tant person In tho circus ring. Ills name
is not printed conspicuously iu tho hills of
the larger traveling shows, no Is not per
mitted to hawk his song books, and often
ho is reduced to Dantomlmc, tho remotest
rural audience having ceased to laugh at
his time-worn jokes.
What the Supreme Court HnyH.
A supreme court decision just rendered
puts a damper on the ambition of persons
who, In the fullness of alcoholic stimulants,
walk oft of an embankment or other
heights and kill themselves, or mayhap
break a leg. Borne time ago a man named
Hill walked off a culvert in Scranton and
broke his leg. He sued tho city of Scran
ton, and though tho local courts gave him
damages, tho higher courts reversed the
judgment. The prlnclplo laid down by
tho supreme court is that' a road safe for a
man in possession of his senses is a safo
road, and no damage can be recovered by
any one who walks off a culvert while
This promises to be a perennial source
of controversy in the Methodist Episcopal
church. The agitation for a change in the
present method of allotting pastors lias
broken out afresh, and will probably con
tinue until the meeting of the General Con
ference of that church In Philadelphia,
next spring. New York appears to be the
pivotal point of the new ngitation, which
is led by a number of eminent divines and
wealthy laymen. Two plans nrc proposed
for meeting the objections made to the
present system. One Is, to permit a min
ister to remain in one charge for five
years, If the congregation so desire It, in
stead of being limited to three years, as at
present. The other is to abolish tho limit
rule altogether, nnd thus practically adopt
tho system recognized by other denomina
tions. Both sides of the controversy are
nbly championed, and It will be a nut not
easily cracked by the General Conference
to the satisfaction of all parties.
GKAirosf, Fillmore Co., Neb.,
Tho farmers of this
place nnd York county are very busy at
present planting corn. They will about
finish up by the twcutleth of this month.
They aro planting from 75 to 200 acres.
They plant with the check rower or lister,
from 15 to 22 acres per day. Some corn is
up now. Tho weather has been very cold
here this Spring, but the prairie grass is
up where it was burned In March, as high
as 15 Inches. So you see that tho cattle
ore doing fine. Wo had two hail storms
hero this Spring ; frozo ice on the 23rd of
April i thero was a wliito frost on May 5th,
but the weather is moderating and is now
very warm. The farmers think the pros
pects are the best this Spring that has been
for several years. The wheat, rye nnd
oats are looking fine. Tho wild geese
have left, they were very numerous until
of late about as full ns the pigeons out
East. Tho duck is still abundant in the
Green river. I have been capturing (jtiito
a goodly number of tlmm j prairie pigeons
are now very plenty they have a bill long
like a snipe. I sent back East to 0. W.
Ammcrman and ho sent me a hoop net ;
since I received it I have caught over 300
pounds of bull heads, which are very
ready sale at 8 cts. per pound. I set the
net last evening, will leave it In two even
ings and will have perhaps 100 pounds.
This is the country for sportsmen.
A school teacher asserts that scholars
who have access to newspapers, at home,
outstrip those iu their studies who do not
see tho papers, becoming better readers
nnd spellers, better grunmrlnns, mid write
the best compositions, besides learning
geography nud hlstoiy quicker. Cllvo
your children the advantage of the news
The latest swindling dudco ! Two
strangers, apparently, meet at n farmer's
house, manage to stay over night if they
can, nnu make n undo lierore they lcae in
the morning, in which tho farmer's name Is
wanted ns a witness to tho contract, which
afterward turns up ns n promissory note
fixed up in a sum satisfactory to the sharp.
Messrs. Palllscr, Palllscr & ( o., of
Bridgeport, Conn., architects and publisl
crs, aro contributing largely to tho beauty
of our cities by sending out full plans nnd
specifications for modern cottages. These
plans aro well made, specifications com
plqte nnd easily understood, nnd (should be
in tho hands of our carpenters and build,
era. Asldo from tho beauty of these dc.
signs they aro cheap and save a great ex.
pense in getting up plans for buildings.
Tub Asur.ANn HosriTAt.. The impropri
ation having been crantcd for the Miners'
Hospital at Ashlnnd it is altogether nrnba.
ble that the institution will lie opened for
the care of the unfortunate inside of n
month. Dr. Ycoinans lias not yet given
his positive aeceplnnce of the appointment
of physician In charge. His comncngn.
tlon is to be $2500 a year and no house
hold expenses. If ho docs accent lie clvi-s
up a good practice in Philadelphia worth
much moro thnn the salary in this new
position. Tho other ofllcials of the'li nsnff.
al have not yet been decided upon. .1.
tolerable good judge of human nature
remarks that the young men who sport
gold-headcd canes, smoke fine cigars, nnd
lounge and ogle in front of theatres are not
the future men of business and influence.
fhey are but the coming dones who will live
off of the world without mnking it better,
nnd wlli;die nnd not be missed. Asa rule, the
sooner they go to tho better for their fiiml-
lies nnd for socity lit large.
Curtis H Hooks vs. the borough ot Danville. ThU
case occupied the Court until Saturday afternoon.
Tho Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff for
County bridge in Beaver township recommended
by tho Grand Jury.
Petition of Klmlra Ilaucr for rule to open Judg
ment and stay all proceedings presented to Court.
The following Sheriff's deeds were acknowledged:
to Columbia County Saving Fund Association for
land ot W. II. Hawk, In Main township, for $350;
to First National Hank of Illoomsburg for land of
John Lcggott. Pino township, for ta 0)
istato of John Bailor. J. C. Yocum appointed
Nathan Miller, (Icorgo llrclah and William Men-
singer appointed viewers for a road In Beaver
Maryllowervs Henry llower. retltlon for di
vorce. Subpicua awarded.
litato of Elijah Yocutn. Petition presented to
bell tract formerly purchased by Israel Ashton.
Estate of John Hitter. Petition to sell real es
tate returned by inquest without further notice.
Kstato of Martin Ovcrdorf. Clinton Kills up-
pointed guardian of minor children.
Books vs. Danvillo borough. Motion for rulo to
Bhow causo why a new trial shall not be grunted,
George W. Davis appointed guardian ot Win. J.
Davis and Margaret Ann Davis.
Andrew Croll vs. N. & W. 1). Hallway, retltlon
for the appointment of viewers tiled.
Lstatc of William Kclchner. Order of sale con
Petition of Samuel and Lydla Frederick for tho
adoption ot Ida Kuecht tiled nud decree madoas
Estate ot Itobcrt Watklns. Heal estate allotted
to It. M. Watklii'3 for!23U3.M his bid filed and no.
ttce ordered to bo given the widow befoio allot
ment Is connrmed.
Estate of Huth Ann Thomas. Offer ot Abel
Thomas to tako the thrco tracts presented.
Estate of Jacob Bomboy, Executor directed to
pay over fund In accordance with report ot auditor
Samuel Long, Sr., JohnKeefer and Ccorgo H.
Gilbert appointed viewers on a road in Montour
township, near Lcwla Thomas'.
Win. Shaffer, John S. Mann and Mordeenl Mil
lard appointed viewers for a road In Scott town
ship near Itcese Falrman's.
P.ecommendatlons for a County bildgo In Denver
township approved by the Court.
James Dew itt, Ellas Ash and Frank Wolf ap
pointed lewera to vacato a load In Benton town
ahip near J. P.Bellas'.
Chas. Gibbons, John C. Wcnner, C. U Edwards,
appointed viewers for road In Sugarloat township
near K. S. Fritz and David Gross.
I. K, Dlldlne, George Appleman, Cyrus Mcllcnry,
appointed viewers for two bridges In Oreenwood
Applications oil). F. Curry, Wllllim pelffer,
Daniel Kehres lor tavern nnd Theophllus Evans
for restaurant licence In Centralla borough wero
refused. Opinion Med.
On petition C. c. Jlnrr appointed guaidlau oj
Clara Vanllew, a minor.
Application of John V, Keller for bottling licen
se lnlierwlek was rejected, becausoof not being
On petition of Ira c. Deltrlck, (), I. Heagan ap
On petition of Hornet Helinbach, Jas. Erwln np
On petition of Elizabeth Harvy, Helinbach, Jas.
Erwln appointed guardian.
Wm. J. Bldleinnn, John Gordon and Peter A,
Evani, appointed viewers to vacnto a road In
Greenwood township, near A. P. Young's.
Nathan Fleckenstlno, M. A. Williams nnd A. 11..
Stewart appointed viewers for a road In Fishing
creek township, near Elizabeth Padcn's.
Estate of C. G. Jackson, petition for Investment
of funds mm nnd derive made.
t'olillnoinieaUh vs. Win. (I. Crevellhg. Court
sentenced defendant Iu pay a llucotlSJ and costs
of prosecution and pay toretta Belong f30 for ly
ing In expenses mid tiotorinalntalnaliceof child
up to this tlmo and pay l a week lor support of
child until It nttalns the ago of seven years, and
glvo ball, Ac.
Columbia County Uun Association vs. O, It.
Barnes, ltule to strike off Judgment made nbso.
Mary Gorf vs. lien. Goff. on petition, bUbpoina
In divorce allowed.
Commonwealth vs. Simon Long, Jr. Nol. pros.
allowed, costs being paid.
Estate ot Ann welliver, deceased. Writ of par
Estate ot John Onibcr. Petition for specific
performance of contract Med.
Estate of Dyer C. Moss. Order to sell real estate
In roof petition of the overseers ot tho Poor of
Benton township, for a rule on Joseph Ash to
show causo why ho should not pay interest on
owelty of Mary A. Kline, late Ash to oversecraln
support of said Mary A. a lunatic pauper, Med.
Court met'at ten o'clock, Ills Honor Wm. Elwell
and Hons. F. L. Slnunan nnd James Lake, Assocl.
elates on the bench.
Margaret Baker, per W. Knorr, trustee, vs. M. C.
Woodward. Opinion Med. Hule for a new lrlal
Commonwealth vs. Peter HclTron. Court sen.
tenced the defendant to pay a llnoot floo and
costs of prosecution nnd undergo Imprisonment In
tho Eastern penitentiary for two ears nnd tour
months nnd tho Sheriff to conduct Mm thither In
.I.J. Smith vs. W. A. Kile. No Jury called.
Judgment for defendant for costs.
Thomas Gory vs. Thomas Fairell. Before the
Jury was bworn, Judgment for plaintiff by consent
Petition for citation In tho assigned estate ot J.
J. Hoagland, filed nnd citation awarded.
Estate of Jonas Hartzcll. F. p. Blllmeyer ap
Potato of Peter Michael ft W. Miller abpolnted
In the matter ot tho appllcatlonof JolinF. Kcl-
lor for bottler's license In tho borough ot Berwick.
Motion tobtilkeorr the word "rejected," Med.
Hearing June 11, 1883.
On petition for rc-vlewers for a county bridge at
Illoomsburg, across the Susmichanna river. O. P.
Drelsbach, Isaiah Bower nnd Joseph K. Eves, ap
on petition for a county bridge across tho Sus
quehanna river at Fort Jenkins. Jonathan Lohr
man, Wm. li. Dcmott and John F. Derr appointed
Andrew Croll vs. N. W. B. lt'y. Co. On peti
tion torn Jury to assess damages, Abraham Bice,
cnanes jiicnaei, Franklin Hhoads, 11. 0.Crcvcllng,
Emanuel Kclchner, Joseph Oelgrr nnd James
Kelfer, appointed viewers.
W. J. Keller vs. N. W. B. lt'y. Co. Verdict ror
pigintirr for 3,700.
Mrs. Jackson.vs. Berwick borough. Agreement
of settlement Med.
Low Bros, .t Co. vs. N. & W. B. lt'y. Co. J, O.
Jaeoby, W. J. Knorr, Jesse Hoffman, Hiram Whlt
moycr, S. A. Woman, John Waters nnd B. F.
Relgard nppolnufl view crs to assess damages, nnd
to meet June 15, 18S3.
Three Strone: Points.
Tho Jlepublican statu convention
will he held at Ilamsbunr on July
General Grunt's mother died at her
homu in Jersey City on the 11th
Twenty suven million barrels of pe
troleum aio pumped from the wells
every year and tho world has been
searched in vain for a maiket for this
vast ocean of mineral oil.
The platform upon which General
Weaver, tho Greenback leader, hopes
to rally a new party in Iowa opposes
" tho national bank monopoly, tho
railroad monopoly, tho telegraph mon
opoly, the land monopoly," and favors
"prohibition by constitutional and legal
enactments against tho manufacture
and sale of liquor as a boverage."
If you are in need of u Fine
Spring Suit, A nieu Sum
mer Suit, a nobby
You can Certainly be
EVANS & EYER'S.
They are prepared also to
MAKE TO 0 III) Kit
All kinds of clothing at tlio shoit
08 1 notice.
To be convinced that they are
selling good goods at a lew
price you should call
Tl.t-y keep CUFFS, COLLARS,
S1IIUTS, NFCKTIISS, ILM
Co:n;i Main & Ires St:.,
may 85 'M
"Men's Spring Overcoats; a big stock that
taW- f "-rythintj from the very plain low priced to the finest,
from the lightest fancy color to the plain black, from the
smallest youths' to the largest of large men's sizes, A com
manding stock that every lijht overcoat buyer must sec If he
cares to know the market,
Fifteen LinCS of Men's nuslness Suits. A little money
is a powerful thing in Oak Hall. Witness the following:
Fancy Cassimcre Sack Suits at g8.jo,and the same
goods in walking coat style, at $9.00. Our only
boast on them is that they are good for the money,
Manhattan Cheviots in six full lines, both sackf
and walking coats, at gio.oo. The buttons and
trimmings of these suits are worth special attention.
Plain Cassimcrts : three varieties, in sack style, at
g 10.00. Very reliable.
Five styles of Harr's Cassimcre Suits, of quiet
styles, and in both sack and Walking Coats, at'
16.00. The well-known reputation of these goods
speak for themselves.
These fifteen line are not fragments pulled together
for an advertisement. They represent two thousand
suits, and goods to make more. There is business
Custom Made Clothing. A large display oi
piece goods to order. There are very great bargains in all the
following lines :
Class A, in any ordinary business style, g 18.00
Class B, " " " " 20.00
Class C, " " " " 22.50
Class D, " " " 25.00
Our " points " are made short and sharp for practi
Wanamaker & Brown,
S. E. Cor. Sixth and Market Streets, Philadelphia.
Gents' Furnishing Goods'
Knorr & Wintersteen's Building
next door to the First National
Bank, where I am prepared to
MAKE TO OKDER
FIRST CLASS SUITS
from $18.00 and upwards.
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FOR THE UPPER END.
The Largest Stock of .Goods opened in
Benton, in mnny years, lias Just
been received by thu
Ana everything tound In a general mereanUle bus
iness, ut the very lowest prices.
k k k i i
Several hundred thousand feet
of dressed Lumber, Shingles, &c
constantly on hand.
tr jnirclinsers will nnil It to their adrantwe to
call on ma tiefore buying elbewliert.
J. J. McHenry,
IN THK COUIIT 0 COMMON 1'LEIH nv rnr.
wSl'SS l3 heEby KlTen t,lat n implication will
bo made to said court on Monday Juna 11th iiks
V.S.M.0,' ot tho WmmSnwialtn or
menu thereto, tor the charter or an Intended cai.
poratlon. to bo called "The Vounj Men'a TcbrtstliS
uESfli ino' llerw". 'a." tho "mil or which
la ror the Improvement ot tlif spiritual. mentL
A. K. Oswald,
SUCSURIBK NOW FOIt