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J. E, BIUerf.nAor.lr Bdlt6"'
FRIDAY, JULY 0, 1883.
Major Fliipps was sontonccd on Sat
urday morning by Jiulgo Allison, to
fivo ycnra imprisonment nt hard labor
in tlio county jail of Philadelphia.
II. II. Schwartr. tho nowly nppointcd
Judge of Uorks county, received his
commission from Hnmsburg Inst Sat
urday morning. Ho was Bwom in nt
Reading on Monday.
July 7th has been fixed by tho Legis.
latnre as the dato of adjournment. It is
rumored that if thoro is n failure to pass
tho apportionment bills, tho governor
will call another extra session.
Reports from different parts of Lan
caster county show that tho army worm
i busily at work In tho wheat. Leading
farmers say ,hat nlrcady ton per oent.
of tho crop has been destroyed in tho
lower end of tho county whoro tho
worm raado its appearanco two weeks
A now telephone corananv has boon
incorporated to bo known as tho Chesa
peake anil 1'otoraio Telephone Corn
nan v. Tho comnanv is to onrmlrnpt
and maintain a telophonobctween Now
York, Baltimore and Washington and
to connect with other linos throughout
tuu umicu tjbutUB. iuu uajJIUIl BLOCK
is fixed at $50,000, with power to in
erctoso to $5,000,000.
Judge Rico of Wilkes-Barro on
Saturday sentenced tho following por
eons to imprisonment in tho Eastern
Penitentiary : Luke Kolly and Tho
mas Handley, for highway robbery,
each nino yeart ; John Keenan, for
murder in tho second degree, eleven
years ; William Murphy, for murdor in
tho second degree, soven years ; Dennis
Meoley, for manslaughter, seven years ;
Willinm PMllina. fnr mnnalntrflif nt-
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seven years ; Qeorgo Edwards, for
uurgiury, iwo years.
Tho Reading Railroad Company
suspended at tlio close ot work Satur
day about ono hundred machinists in
definitely. In tho blacksmith and boi
ler shops about twenty-five journey
men, together with their helpers, some
forty in number, were also suspended
for an indefinite period. In all the
suspension embraces over ono hundred
and fifty hands. Scarcity of work
is given as the only cause. No new
engines are being built at present and
tho hands retained will bo kept upon
repair work In tho car shops of tho
company thero is an abundance of work,
new passenger and freight cars beiug
turned out as fast as possible, including
a number from tho Jersey Central.
Twq men and a boy were suffocated
by black damp near Scranton early on
Saturday morning. They were found
in a well near tho shaft by John
MoDonnald, the engineer. The names
of tho i ictiras wero David McCowan
and William Barnes and a driver boy,
named Johnie Wolcott How they
got thero is a mystery. They wero
cold and had evidently been dead sev
eral hours. Tho theory of the work
men is that Wolcott probably looked
into tho well to gratify the boy's curio
sity, was overcome by gas and fell in,
and that tho others went to his assis
tance and wero overcome in a similar
manner. This seems improbable, and
thero aio many who believe that the
tragic mystery is Iho result of foul
Senator John Stewart, in a recent in
terview, said of Governor Pattison,
when speaking of tho extra session :
"I beliove tho Governor acted upon the
best of motives. Tho result may dis
appoint mo and vindicate him. As to
his yielding in this, or nuy other mat
ter of public duty, to personal or polit
ical considerations affecting those who
stand n ar him, I do not entertain it
as a suspicion. From all that I have
seen and know of tho man, I believo
that ho can bo influenced only as you
O.an nnnvlnrn hta Imlrrtnnnf TTn
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be lacking in breadth, as ho certainly
n w i-Atciiuiiut;, uuii I'xpunuiiCG will
probably give him breadth. He
wants to do right and tries very hard
to bo right. This is ray estimate of
the man. It may bo wrong, but it is
tho best I can mako from what I have
Tho apportionment bill as reported
in tho Senate by Senator Longenecker
gives sixteen suro JJemocratio districts
with majorities running from 900 to
7,734, and twenty-soven suro Repub
lican with majorities running from
1.000 to 1.000. Thorn nrn fivn .li..
tricts doubtful Republican and four
jyemocrauo. Mno apportionment is
mado on tho Garfield Hancock voto,
and is as annexed: Philadelphia,
First district, wards, first, twenty
sixth and thirlioth s second, wards sec
ond, third, fourth, fifth nnd sixth, Ken
nedy's i third, wards tenth, thirteenth
and twenty fourth ; fourth, wards
seventh, nirrhlli. nintli
fifth, wards fifteenth, twenty-eighth
miu mcuij-iiiiiui; Hixm, waras eigir
teentb, nineteenth and thirty-first
seventh, wards eleventh, twelfth, six
teenth, seventeenth and twentieth
Gordon's ; eighth, wards twenty-first
twenty-second, twonty-lhird and twen
tv-fifth. Tho two Domonriitin ilia
trictfl gives, majorities of 2,933 and
t,vzo. JMitmi, JJeiawaroj tentu
Buoks; eleventh, Borks; twelfth,
Montgomery; thirteontland fonrteentl
Lancaster , fifteenth, Dauphin, Loba
non: sixteenth, Lohlirh. Carbon
seventeenth, Chester ; eighteenth,
Northampton j nineteenth, Luzerne j
twentieth. Laokawnuna; twpntv.fW.
Columbia, Northumberland! twenty-
seoonu, Jionroe, riko, waynoj twenty-third,
Bradford, Sullivan j twenty
fourth, Lyooraing, Montour j twenty
fifth, Potter, Tioga i twenty
sixth, Susquehanna, Wyoming:
Twenty soventh, Union, Snyder,
Mifllin, Jpninta i Twenty eighth, York;
field, Clinton Thirty-third, Cambria,
Blair; Thirtv-sixth, Somerset, Bedford,
Fulton; thfr-seventh, Joffcrson, In
diana; thirty-eighth, Clarion, Forest,
jmk; uiiriy-ninui, vcsimoreionu t ior
tioth, Green, Fayettej fo ty-fiint, Butler,
Arnnt'-Oilf t fortv.Bip.oncl. fm-t.v.tiilnl
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forty-four nnd for y-fifth, Allegheny
comity; forty-sixth, Yfyhington, Beaver
lony soventii, lia'Tenoo, .mercer i lor-ty-clh
h, Venango, Warren fiftieth,
i weniy iiiiun, uumre, Huntingdon j
Thirtieth, Schuylkill ! Thirty first, Mo
Kean. Cap iron i Thlrtv.spp.oiul. Clo.-ir.
A Scene in tlio House.
Thero was an oxcitinir sceiio in tho
Houso at Harrisburir last Friday. Tho
subject under discussion was tho con
gressional bill, anil tho ball was opened
by a republican member from Indlnnn
county, Lowroy,who had tho courago
to bo fair to the democrats. Lowroy
held that as tho Presidential voto was
taken as tho bnslii of tho Congressional
apportionment thu number of districts
duo tho Democrats would bo thirteen
and a fraction and tho republicans four
teen nnd a fraction, but In his opinion
tho only way to make Iho apportion
ment was to tako tho map aml,without
considering politics, draw the lilies In
accordance with the constitutional re
quirements of contiguous' territory and
nearest possible approach to equality oi
population. Ho nnd tiono mat and
found tho Democrats entitled to eloven
suro and tho Republicans to sixteen
suro anil ono doubtful district.
Republicans hissed and Democrats
.Now came the excitement, simmo,
in a speech praising Lowrey, charged
uio luiiur jiupuuiiuuns wiin iiuvuig
made an extra session necessary and
lauded tho Democratic leaders from
Jefferson down, Republicans jeered
at his mention of Jackson and Demo
crats retorted that "Andy" was bettor
than Mahout', anyhow, bharpo s con
cluding remarks, that thero wero as
many Democrats as Republicans in tho
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union army, uuiii-uiui.iy unuw uiu
House into confusion, as if a bomb
shell had burst upon tho floor. A doz
en Republican, shouted "Mr. Speak
er!" "That's not true, and tho gentleman
knows it's not," exclaimed War Veter
an Brown, of Erie, with fierco gesture.
"The wholo rebel army wero Demo
crats," was heard from Landis, of Lan
caster, above tho babel.
"You'ro a liar," cried Mackin, of
Philadelphia, jumping towards Laudis,
who raauo no reply and could not bo
heard it ho did, po great was tho con-
Things gradually grow worse untiH
lirown ot i-no snook his nst at tno
Democrats generally nnd said :
"It's only twenty years since you
men wore the copperhead badge."'
This threw tho House beyond Faun
co's control again. Tho confusion nnd
excitement wero greater than before.
Democrats became hoarse trying to
make Brown hear tho denunciations of
him, and metnbors on both sides ming
led their cries for order with the yells
of the belligerents and tho shouts and
pounding of tho Speaker.
But for the interference of some of
the cooler headed ones, thero would
have been some black oyes and ' bloody
Having spent two and a half hours
in the discussion nnd scenes of disorder
the house adopted Lowrcy's amend
ment and passed the bill on second
The Trade Dollar.
For some timo past thero has bcon
more or less agitation in tho cities over
tho trado dollar, but no decisive action
was taken until Saturday, when the
banks gave notion that this coin would
be received on deposit for eighty-five
cents only. This warfare is" thought to
be but temporary by gentlemen in fi
nancial circles, but bank officials say
that it will last ltng enough to drive
tho coin out of circulation.
Thero can bo but little doubt that
this movement against tho coin is tho
work of speculators whose object is to
croato a panic, buy up the dollars, at
the depreciated value, and alter tho ex
citement is over, either put them in cir
culation again, or create a sentiment
that will induce congress to pass a law
for the relief of tho holders of money.
It is unfortunate that this movement
has been started as tho loss must nec
essarily fall on tho poorer classes. Men
who havo but a few dollars mustuso
them for tho necessaries of life, even if
they lose fifteen conts on a dollar.whilo
those who hold them in largo quanti
ties will lay them away until relief
comes, for it is almost certain that tho
trado dollar will be worth par sooner
BISTORT OF TIIK DOl.LAIt.
Tho trade dollar, as is well knowu,
was never intended for circulation and
is not accounted as monoy of the Uni
ted States, being simply bullion stamp
ed for exportation. When its coinage
was authorized tho valuo of tho 430
grains of silver was a little more than
one dollar in gold nnd tho trado dollars
were eagerly taken in China, whero
previously the Mexicau dollar had been
tho popular coin. But the depreciation
in tho silver brought tho trado dollars
back, their valuo having sunk below
ninety cenls, nnd tboy thus came into
circulation, speculators oven taking
their silver dollars to tho mint and
having it stamped for the purposo of
circulating it, until tho coinage of trado
dollars was stopped in 187-, the whole
number then having reached about
thirty millions. Tho coin is not legal
tender, but has simply passed as legal
tender by common consent. It bears
the imprint of 420 grains, 900 fine.
Tho Bland dollar is 112 grains. Ac
cording to tho report ot the directors of
tho Philadelphia mint tho total issuo of
tho trade is S35,959,3G0. When tho
Bland dollar was issued in 1878, and
mado a legal tender, the trado dollar
was brought into discredit. At present
thero are 89,200,900 standard dollars
stored at tho sub-treasury in Philadel
phia.and over $33,000,000 in Now York.
In the accumulation of these dollars is
seen tho only relief from tho depreciat
ed dollar. Tho mint coins tho stand
ard dollar at the rate of two millions a
An Advance in Pig Iron.
Tho Thomas Iron Company of Now
York mado an announcement last Fri
day of an advance in its prico for pig
iron of $2 n ton on No. 1 and $2 a
ton on No, 2. This will mako tho
price $22 and $20. President Clark,
of tho company, says that the demand
warrants tho advanco. The trade, ho
says, has recovered very rapidly of
late, and owing to the largo number of
furnaces that havo blown out recently
ho thinks tho demand will more than
equal tho supply within tho next throe
months. President Clark savs that In
tho last month tho Thomas Iron Cora
pany has shipped morooro than in any
ono month of its exjstenco heretofore.
An Ex-Treaurer Short.
An examination of tho accounts of
ox-County Treasurer John T. Griffiths
of Luzerne Co., rovealed tho fact that
thoro was a shortage of $7,000. Tho
dlscrenanov exists m thn nnntpil nn1
unseated land taxes aocount for 1880.
It is bolived to bo boyond a doubt that
tho treasurer is innocent of tnWinr nun
penny of tho amount, and suspicion
points' slrougly towards John Pollock,
ins ouioi cierk. rouook was latoly
employed in tho pension department
at Washington, but loft thero recently
for Fon Du Lao.
THE COLUMBIAN AND
appropriation bill for tho extra
i lias boon Introduced in iho
session has bcon
llouso. Tho Items aiven for n thirty.
ono days' session, ending July C, aro as
ISonato Salarios, $15,500 J mileage
for Senators, $3,207 i Sonato station
cry, SJ500 1 sonnto clerks, $1,2 10 ( ser-geaut-nt
arms, etc, $3,402 i senate
pages, $310; senate chaplain, $93;
Jlccord postage, 850 j contingent ex
penses, $250 t indexing journal, $40 1
supplies, $20 j mileage for ollicors,
House Representative salaries, $02,
310 t mileage. $11,062.03 stationery,
$2,010; clerks, $1,550) Bcrgcant-at
arms, etc., $3,4t0 pages, $279 j
chaplain, $93 j Jlccord, 108 j contin
gent expenses, 200 ; indexing journal,
$10 ( supplies, $50 ( inilcngo of olll
cers, employes, $812 1 Jfcgitlatiuc
Jlccord, $0.50 per page; Jlecord
wrappers, $2.99 per set; indexing
Jlccord, $25 The whole amount
outsido of printing tho Jlecord and
wrappers, is $108,915.
A Dud in Virginia.
Richnrd F. Beirne nnd William C.
Ulam, two Virginia editors, fought a
duel at Waynes Boro in that stalo last
Saturday. Elam was shot in tho leg.
TIIK CAUSK OV Till". QUAUIIKI,.
An editorial article in tho Whig (rc
adjuster organ) on tho 21st of June,
severely denouncing tho editor of tho
State newspaper, created intenso ex
citement throughout Richmond. By
eleven o'clock every copy of tho paper
was sold and extraordinary prices were
offorcd for it. Tho Whig editorial,
which personally indicated its writer as
Mr. Elam, as well as Mr. Beirne, to
whom it was directed, was called forth
by an almost equally sovero and gen
eral denunciation of Sonator Mabono,
and his followers by tho letter, pub
lished in tho State on tho previous
evening. On tho 21st, upon tho affida
vit of a policeman that both the parties
wero about to commit a breach of the
peace, a warrant was issued for tho ar
rest of Messrs Elam and Beirne, neither
of whom, however, could bo found. The
unusually violent tone of tho respective
newspapers precluded tho posibility ol
any settlement of tho difficulty except
by a resort to deadly weapons, and Mr.
Beirno sent a ohnllcngo to Mr. Elam,
which was accepted. They wore, how
ever, prevented by tho authorities from
meeting until Saturday.
The pistol seems to bo mightier than
tho pen in Virginia. It remains to bo
scon now whether tho law is mightier
than the pistol. In this cnlightcned
agc it is high time that tho tcsort to
"the code" be abandoned.
Turn the Easoals out
HOW THE VKOl'I.E CAN OUT EVEN WITH
THE MACHINE no 1111 Kit S.
LoulSTlUe Courier Journal.
Not guilty," say tho jury.
Not guilty of what T
Of a conspiracy to defraud the Gov
ernment. Bah ! Whero was tho need of a con
spiracy wheu Brady could say to Dor
sey, "L.t mo havo $20,000," and could
say to Vaile or Peck, "Lot mo havo
$10,000." The money was handed
over immediately and no questions
asked. They all understand each oth
er. How was Indiana carried in 1880 1
How much 1
Whero did it corao from t
The Star Route gang.
Whero did they get it T
Stole it from the National Treasury.
How did it get into the Treasury ?
Collected by taxation of tho people
and placed thero to pay tho legitimate
expenses of tho Government.
Then the people wero robbed
Will any of this stolen money be re
Not one dollar.
But won't tho thieves bo punished t
No : a jury says they are "not guil
How aro tho people to get even T
By smashing the Republican machine
next vear and placing honest men in
Cooper's Prankn ess,
Senator Cooper showed tho horns of
tho Republican senators in a speech
raauo on luesday. Ho said in plain
words that the extra session must go
for nothing in order to insult the gover
nor in oalliug tho legislature together
to perform its duty to tho state, and
that tho odium of failure and fruitless
ncss of the present session must fall
upon tuo executive. He tor ono was
verv willing td uo nnv lontrth tnnltnin
n r-i- j o
such an end. He could go before tho
pcoplo with some grace and unction in
such an event and ns a matter of party
expediency he would only bo too de
lighted to do so.
Aa a matter of "party expediency"
the constitution is to bo disregarded,
tho money of tho state paid out to tho
legislature for doing nothing, with tho
hope that this result will react upon
tno governor. A more suicidal courso
thau this could not bo pursued by any
party, and should the republican sena
tors follow the advice of tho "red head
ed and hopeful'' leader, tho democrats
will havo an issuo on which to go be
fore the pcoplo next fall, that must
Tobacco in Pennsylvania-
Tho tobacco habit, liko that of alco
hol, is universal. It is estimated that
thero aro 1,500,000,000 human beings
on tho globo to day, and according to
current statistics 700,000,000, or nearly
one-half use tho scductiye weed. These
devotees inoludo tho most refined as
well as tho most savago races. Tho
disciples of Oscar Wildo pulls away at
his cigarette in tho most fashionable
club in London, nnd tho meanest sav
ago in New Zealand puffs at his pipe.
ihoro is tho broadest latitude, socially
and territorially, between tho two, but
as one touch of nature makes the whole
world kin, so ono puff of tobacco smoke
establishes friendly relations between
tho most widely scattered members of
the human race. Indeed, it is related
that tho political fortunes of a man who
afterwards became eminent iu political
circles, had their origin in tho happy
fact that ho was once able to supply
the pipo of u President of tlio United
States. Tho story runs that on the
celebrated occasion when Andrew John
son was b winging around tho circle, bo
inquired in a car full of passengers,
"Who will givo tuo a cigar or fill my
pipe 1" Thero was no cigars, unfor
tunately, on tho train, but thoro was
ono individual who happonod to havo.
a bag of "Killiklniok tobacoo, and
who was ablo to satisfy Mr. Johnson
with the soothing solaco his nerves so
much needed. This man was after
ward made a rovenuo collector, and bo
camo a millionaire.
DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
Another New Party,
AN ri-.MONOrOI.V ANH NO KUSIONTIIK
Bpec'tAl to 1'lttsburg Dispatch from ClilCAgo.
"Other than wo aro opposed to mon
opolies in every form, I cannot outline
just what tho delegates lo our national
convention, which is to bo held in IhU
city Wednesday will do,'' said Mr. C.
C. Post, secretary of the provisional
committee of ithe nnti-monopolists.
"Tho object of our conference is to
form a new political party, and our
main prlticiplu is lo fight tho present
unjust discrimiunl ion of tho monopo
lies. Wo shall form no nlllnncu or
combination with the greenback or any
other of tho old parties. They may bo
delegates who havo been greenbackers,
or democrats, or oddfellows, for that
matter, but tlicy will int bo received
ns such. Tho issuo which wo will pro
sent will bo distinctly a fight against
"Thero is ono question upon which I
think n mnjoiity of tho delegates aro
united," said Mr. J. II. Burke, delegate
of tho nnti-leaguo of San Francisco,
"and that is tho abolishment of tho
electoral collego and tho election of the
president nnd vico president by a
direct voto of tho people. I shall ad
vocate this in our meeting, nnd shall
also offer resolutions prohibiting tho
appropriation by congress of any pub
lic funds in tho general appropriation
bill, except for the expenses of tho
general government. I shall offer
also a resolution requesting congress to
enact laws taking tho interests of all
railway companies in lands granted
them, which would mako a difference
of about $11,000,000 per year to tlio
people. Then thero is tho prohibition
of giving aid or credit by tho govern
ment to nny private person, associa
tion or corporation, also prohibiting
congress from granting a charter to
nny railway company or association
"Wo think it is rather too early to
form n new party upon our ideas,"
said Mr. N. B. K tfner, secretary of tho
Now York Stato anti-monopoly league,
"but wo are very glad of this confer
ence, and think that it will bo produc
tive of good. Wo will advocate urin.
cipally a progressive movement in all
tho states, looking to the eduoation of
people to a proper understanding of
the courso of all monopolies and tho
establishment of leagues for that pur
pose similiar to tho ono wo havo iu
New York stato. Wo take tho broad
ground of opposition to all monopolies,
whether of money, lands, railroads, oil
or of any name whatever, and there
fore if we do start a now party cannot
combine with the greenbackers or with
any other party. In Now York wo
have been iteadily at work for the past
two years and are very stroug, really
holding tho balauco of power, which
was clearly shown in tho election of
Governor Clevelaud. We keep a
record of tho bills voted by tho mem
bers of tho assembly, marking tho bad
ones, and distribute these records to
the people, thereby virtually black-listing
many. About thirty were black
listed iu this way last year, nearly all
of whom failed of re-election."
Skyward by Toy Baloon.
A. CHILD SUSPENDED IN .MID-AIIt AND
I1ESCUE1) I1V A HIl'I.K SIIOl'.
.Morchend Letter In tU Grcciubora l'ntrlot.
At tho still hour of midnight had
the trump of Gabriel summoned us all
to a worldly reckoning, more excite
ment, consternation and weeping could
not have come over the many good
peoplojwho were present and witnessed
tho most wonderful and miraculous es
cape that over happened iu this or any
other country. Mrs. Robert Elliott, o'f
Texas, has been here for tho past ten
days or more, to restore the health of
her child, Birdie, a bright and sweet
little cherub less thau threo years old,
who is much emaciated from a spell of
Texas fever. This morning about ten
o'clock a strolling Italian mado his ap
pearance in front of tho hotel, with a
largo cluster of those red bladders like
toy balloons. Major Hawkins, of Ala
bama, to amuse littlo Birdie, who ho nt
that time had in hie arms, tied the cord
around her waist and then as is so often
dono to'amuso children, gave her a toss
of five or six feet into the air and held
out his hands for her return. "Great
God ! she is gone," cried tlio Major, as
ho saw her rapidly going up, up, up,
until she had passed the house-tops.
Floating in tho clouds with outstretched
hands, the littlo angel could bo distinct
ly heard calling : "Mamma, mamma,
mamma," until her voice becamo
drowned by tho whistling of tho winds.
All tho men at tho hotel started out iu
boats.for the little ono was drifting out
By an act of Divino Providence, Mr.
Charles J. Voorhees, of tho Southern
Express company, with a party of
gentlemen wero out taking a sail. Mr.
Voorhees is one of tho most expert
riflemen in tho country, and as God had
ordained it ho had on board his Smith
its Wesson rifle. Ho at onco took in
tho situation, remarking, "Six miles
out at sea and going at tho i nto of ten
miles an hour, and now four hundred
yards high and every minute going
higher, higher, higher. I can cut thoso
balloons, and will do it or die."
"Bang 1" went tho rifle but no
chango in position. Again, again and
again the fifth shot ono balloon disap
pcared amidst tho shouts of tho boat
men. At tho eighth shot it became
evident that the balloons could no lon
ger carry tho weight of the littlo float
angel, as sho was gradually descending
not in a straight lino but m a southeast
direction, towards Barker's Island
but whether dead or alive none could
tell. Down, down, down she comes
as gentle ns if handled by human hands
nnd to fall into n cradlo of sand.
With fear and trembling all ran up
Ben Piver in front. "Gentlemen,"
says he, "I will bo dinged if sho ain't
livo nnd kioking." Thero sat littlo Bir
dio playing with a lot of sholls, nnd ns
sho was picked up sho clung on to a
handful, saying, "J)ese sela for my
With tho nrizo all returned to tho
boats. Thero Bat Mr. Voorhees with
a death-like pallor on his countenance,
and when told that ho had saved tho
babo unhurt, his tendor heart gavo way
and ho wept liko n child. Tho littlo
darling came out ns bright ns a now
pin and seemed to look on tho wholo
matter as fun gotten up for her amuse
ment. Thus ended a dav of tho most intenso
excitement that tho oldest inhabitants
at this old North Carolina resort ever
dreamed or thought of, and may tho
writer never again witness its like.
A singular accident happeuod to
Charles Davis, residing near Beading.
Pa. Ho backed a pair of horses out
of tho baru. Ono of thu nnlmals threw
his head to ono side mid stiuck his
tooth against Mr. Davis' hand. Soon
afterward tho hand commenced swell
ing and extended up the arm. His
blood seems poisoned.
Tlio Bethlehem stool mill will bo
started next Monday,
Tho public library at Chicago now
numbers over 100,000 volumes.
Thu reduction of tho public debt fur
June Is estimated at $17,50J,000.
The Treasury reserve on July 1st
amounted lo $1 15,000,000. It is pro
bable a call for bond will bo made
during tho procnt month.
Washington gossip is to tho effect
that Attorney General Ilrowster will
shortly bo succeeded by George S.
Boutwell, of Massachusetts.
James W. Poe, a popular colored
speaker, is about starling on n lectur
ing tour through the south, intending
to talk about "Tho colored vote in
There are rumors of imnoitant
changes shortly to occur in tho post
ofllco department. Postmaster General
Greshnm is dissatisfied with some of
Tho Stato Department nt Washing
ton is investigating tho matter of im
portation of paupers from foreign ooun
trios. There aro ships loads sent to
Now York every few days.
Tho work of canoollingcheck stamps
was commenced Julv 1st. It was clonr.
in thu top story of tho Treasury depart
ment by about fifty ladies. There
wero several millions of stamps can
celled. Tho Shops of the Philadelphia and
Reading railroad company, nt Reading.
are being enlarged. It is intended that
tho priucipal part of tho work for tho
Jersey Central railroad will be domi
A colored man named David Taylor
was committed to prison at William
pport on July 1st, upon tho chargo of
murdor. He is accused of having poi
soned a colored woman named Hannah
A statute of ox-l'residont Zachery
Taylor arrived at Louisville, Kentucky,
from Italy, Saturday, and will bo un
veiled with appropriate ceremonies ns
soon as it is placed iu position in tho
A dispatch from leading says ; "The
Hessian fly is making sad havoc in the
wheat fields. In tho southern section
farmers report that they do not expect
more than four bushel's per ncre from
John II. Alov.inilpr. "ti Imirlif. lnnt-.
ing, dark mullato," fromOberlin, Ohio,
is among tho applicants for ndmission
to West Point. Ho nas9ed the physi
cal examination recently. He is in his
Over the grave of tho lalo John
Brown, in Crathie churchyard a monu
ment is to bo erected by Queen Victo
ria. Sho has ordered a handsome ono
from an Abernccr firm, and directed
that it be made of gray granite.
Ono of Nelson's men did a fow days
ago at Southampton, England, in his
107th year. Ho was a gunner in his
time, and was present at tho battle of
Trafalgar. Since 1847 he has been in
retirement, living on a pension.
Tho vonn( Domopr.itip. naanninltnn nf
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Ilfiltimnrn Ii-ih iqmiipiI n. imnl In ilw.
Democratic voters of that city, in
U'lltnll ttinv ,1,'rrn tlmm tn llicniif tW tlirt
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self-constituted bosses who havo as
sumed control of tho party machinery.
Tho Japanese government has decid
ed to add greatly to tho strength of
its navy, itrccently increased its ex
traoruinary appropriation lor naval
purposes to $30,000,000, all of which
is to bo expended within three years.
About five hundred locomotives havo
been added to the Philadelphia & Read
ing railroad company's rolling stock by
thi' leaso of tho Now Jersey Central,
which matces tno total numuer ot loco
motives in the hands of the firct named
It is rumored that tho Pennsylvania
railroad company are discussing the
feasibility of erecting electric light
poles over the entire track from Pitts
burg to Philadelphia, and do away
with the necessity for headlights on
On Mondap afternoon a terrific storm
of wind and rain visited Binghamplon
N. Y. Many largo treeos were uprooted
aim small buildings blown down. A
similar storm passed over Hartford,
Conn., whoro much damage was dono
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uv uiu iviiiu inu mm.
Tho Bradford r.ntint v dpnioprntin non.
VPntinn nt Townndu on Sntnrdnv nlppt.
ed S. W. Little, A. D. Albert, 'V. L.
Jantz nnd tra H. bmith delegates to
the Btato convention. They are in
structed for J.'H. Powell, of that coun
ty, for stato treasury.
Governor Piittison. tin Rnon fi lin mm
rrot nwiiv from ITarriHliurf. u-lll. ritl
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his wifo and in company with Dr. Hugh
ti. , , r ...
1'iicairii auu wue, tirive noin Hnms
burg to Wilkesbarro. Tho Governor
will tako a ridimr horso. u miii and
fishing tackle along.
John Murnliv. a bosu ball ulavor nnd
recently noted as a crank, fired n pistol
shot at Carroll of thu Providence nine,
on the ball grounds nt Providenco Fri
day evening. Tho ball missed Carroll
and sti uck another member of the club
named Mulvev. Munmv was arrcft-
Five gentlemen of Washington, Pa.
havo formed themselves into a com
pany to bo known as the Washington
Ileat and Light Company. They will
shortly sink a gas well in or near the
town, from which they expect to sup
ply gas for heating and lightiug pur
Miss Marv Packer, oulv dauchtcr of
tho lato Judge Asa Packer, has had
the electi io clock of tho Lehigh Valley
railroad offices at Matich Chunk so con
nected with tho chimes nt St. Mark's
P. E. church that thu clock now strikes
tho hours on a bell several squares off.
linn, it is said is tho it ret time such
an experiment bus bcon tried.
Tho first train through to Philadel
phia and Now York via Shamokin,
Sunbury and Lewisburg railroad,which
opened ior t rat tic got ou at :i:iu morn
ing. There wero a goodly number of
passeugors who wore anxious to try tho
now route. If nil went woll thoy wero
to bo lauded iu Philadelphia 9 :45,
and returning leave there nt 5:50
and arrive at Williamsport at 12:45
Tho Dauphin county poorhoino near
Harrisburg was destroyed by firo on
Tuesday afternoon, Tho loss is esti
mated nt $145,000 insured for $25,.
000, Tho inmates wero all rescued,
although it was with much difficulty
that some mado their escape. All tho
able-bodied men were In tho field pro
preparing hay at tho timo of tho fire,
and before thu buildings were reached
tho firo was beyond control.
A Hungarian f unily living nt JoIiiie- 1
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luivu ii 13I1HU uy ui'iiiu mo otiiir
day. Tho father piixMired an empty
soap box, rudely crowded tho remains
Into it, placed it on his shoulder nnd
betook himself tn n vacant lot on tho
river bank, r.crompni'icd by thu mother.
Thoro ho dug a shallow grave with a
liir.k nvn. iitui'i ,1 (In. l..iv tn 1, til...
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back and trod duwii the iiutli, and the
pair stolidly turned nvay without a
cere inony, prayer or tear.
Duiiiig the revolution iry war, while
tho American iirinv wns encamped on
the heights mound" Huston, a fortiRcn.
Unit was thrown up, extending fiom
Soinorvillo uofUnril through Cam
hridgp. Thin fortification ran directly
through Hume' Hold, In order lo
form u palNado willow stakes were
driven into the top of the ( ailhen bar
rio, lib', .'lllll l.lll'rtu Rtllkl'j 1 1 ml- rrint nml
finally developed into tho handsomest
wiuows winch now ntlorn tlio field.
A saucy span ow took possession of
a swaiiows nest nnuer the caves ol a
house in Louisville nnd would not va
cate on due notice. The pair flew off
and presently returned with n score of
their kindred, each bearing a lump of
mud iu its bill. Before tho sparrow
realized what Mnq rroinir nti Ion minmina
had shut him up in tho nest, leaving
oniy one small opening, out ol which,
at last accounts, his nick wns hanging
in n disconsolate manner, whilo starva
tion stared him iu the face.
All the arrangements for tho annual
exhibition of tho Pennsylvania State
Agricultural Society at Philadelphia,
for the next ten years, havo been com
pleted. The location of the ground is
on the tract owned by Win. Weight
man, south of the connecting tailroad
and west of the Philadelphia and Bend
ing, at North Hroad street. The con
tract of enclosing tho plot will ba mado
and the adoption of plans for the main
exhibition building and other buildings.
It is expected to havo everything in
readiness by tho middle of September.
The society intends to add the attrac
tions each year, incieasiug tho dimen
sions of buildings, etc., and will offer
the largest premiums this year covering
nil classes of exhibits. It is probablu
that the ofliee of tho society will be re
moved to Philadelphia.
ThU DOwder n;ver v,irlns. A mirvvi nf nnrir.v
BtrerjKtli and wholP3omjneai. jnro economical
lb in ttia ordinary k n1s. nnd cannnt. i nid in
comp-tltion with tho multitude of low test, short
weight, alum or phosphato powders. Hold only
l CiaS. ItOYAL BAKIXII lOWDEK CO . 1011 Wtt!l-St..
Offered by the undersigned lor the apprehension,
trial and conviction ol the murderer or murderers
ot John Vanllew, at Llifht street. Columbia county,
I O., Ill 1011. laiAltLiCa Kl.lUUAU I,
1). P. EWJAlt,
5-85 comm'rs. ol Columbia County.
IT A T T G VEGETABLE
Seldom dMi a popular remedy win tuch a
strong hold upon the public confidence ai has
llALL'i 1IA1U Itl.NEWUII. The CUM lu which
It fcu Accomplished a complete reitoratlon o
olortothe hair, mid rigorous health to the
leilp, are Innumerable.
Old people like It for Its wonderful power to
teetore to their whitening locks their original
olor and beauty. MUldle-ngcd iople like It
because It prevents them from getting bald,
keeps dandrutf away, and makes the hair
grow thick and strong. Young ladles like It
M a dressing because It gives the hair a beau
tiful glossy lustre, and enables them to dress
It iu whatever form they w Isli. Thus it Is the
favorite of all, and It has become so simply
because It disappoints no one.
FOR THE WllISKnilS
Has become one of the most Important popu
lar toilet articles for gentlemen's use. When
ilia beard Is gray or tiatuially of an undo
tlrable shade, Ucckinchiau's Dv is tho
U. P. Hall & Co., Nashua, N.II.
Sold by all DrnggliU.
C ATA RR H E1y8' Cream Balm
BHH J.i'eciuuiiy eiuimseB
CLVSeHtlie inifcat iMMsjgo ot
linr henll liy niret Ions,
luotects tlio mem
the sores and restores
the sense of tnstound
smell, llenenclal ie
suits aro realized by n
lew applications. A
will cure catarrh, liny
foer, ko. Unequalled
for colds lu the head.
AL-ree.Oiln tn use. An.
II " 1 - KX to tho nostrils, on re
ceipt ot fifty cents will mail n package. Kor sale
by all imimrMs. kias' UltKA.M halm CO.,
juiiuir.--iw.eow oiwego, v.
El'OUT Of THE CONDITION.
Tho Klnt National Hank of llloomsbunf at
ltloomsbunr. In the State at lViinKi-ivnnin. nt. tin,
close ot business, June W, 1KS3.
loans and discounts i
iU M0 IS
M UO HI
M UM IU
in i is iu
It WIS TU
3 ita ui
4 SuB 10
ii 250 01)
U. M. llondi to secure circulation
other blocks, bonds, und mortuges
Due from approved reserve ugenls
Due from other National llaiiks
Due from Mate lunka mid bankers
current expenses and taxes paid
Checks ami other cash Items
Hills ot other Hanks
Fractional paper currency, lilcktes, and
U'gal tender notes
lUxlemptlon fund with U. H. Treasurer
(5 per cent, ot circulation)
f 3711 7W 09
Caplt al stock paid lu $ &o ooo m
Undivided pronts 10 sj m
National Uauk notes outstanding 41 uu uu
Individual deposits subject to check uu Otf 71
Cashier's checks outslaudlng m 73
Due to other National Hanks u ma til
Due to Mate Hanks and bankers 857 oa
Htale of ivnim :, County of Columbia, as 1
I, , J. r, Tuitiu, Cashier ot tho nbovo named
bank, do solemnly antral that the nbovo state.
ment Is true lo thu boat of my knowledge nnd be.
J. r. Twin, Cashier.
Hubttrllied and nnirmed to before ino this iHth
day ot Juno, lbsj.
l'An. K. Wiht
W Troyal ittwii 2i
1. W. .MCKIM.VY.
KHAS. !. DltINKi:it.
Cr It. I'AXTON,
1 1 'm&x--'
nfvRM ERHFOR TH E. INNER MAN,
'wo OAK.fAL.:PQrvrrHB .out
Summer Prices at Oak Hall.
Lower now than for years past.
To speak with our rural friends through the out-of-town
press is too slow to tell our daily story. We can
only give general facts here, and claim a visit to Oak Hall
for details. Of this be certain : Oak Hall will always
give the best bargain. The best service at the least cost
is our purpose, regardless of profit and loss.
To-day the popular bargains are Men's $6.00 True
Blue All-Wool Flannel Suits, Men's $2.00 fancy Cassi
mcre Pantaloons, and Large Boys' Ayrshire Cassimere
Suits at $4.25. Half prices only. They will be continued,
and are only referred to here as specimens of what we will
do for you when you visit us.
Wanamaker & Brown,
South-East Corner Sixth and Market Streets,
" X Hi liurpose making it ai safe
and pleasant, and in every
way ai satisfactory to shop by mail
as in person at our
Jl IE take all possible
errors, and when any occur they
arc corrected at once.
"lltyTE are always willing to exchange goods
which do not please after being received,
provided, they are returned to ui in perfect
condition and within reasonable time.
Samples of Dry Goods of all kinds
even the most expensive, sent fiee of
charge on application.
EVERY lady who
W . m .'.V..1I..II t
5)trawbridge & Clothier,
Eifjlvth & Market Sts.,
Foreign audi MommMe
WINES AND LIQUORS,
AND JOBBER IN CIGARS,
BiLooiisBiDto, mm A
1 s It,.. .
care to avoid
shops by mail should send