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, BL00M3DUKG, PA.
FRIDAY, MAYO, 1881.
Whllo public aeutirabnt is a power
ful ftgent for tho oorrootiou of abuses,
it onnnot always nccompllah all that W
desired; Ia tho matter of politias pub
lio opinion alouo cannot provent Viol.i
tiona of tho olootlou law, and if It ia
tho honest dosiro of tho pcoplo to liavo
a reformation in tho practices of poll
tloians nnd many ofllod seokorsv some
thing more than mere talk must bo
doho. Mon whoso intluonco cm bo
purohasod by a bottlo of whiskey or' a'
five dollar bill may bo induced to toll
what they know of political crooked
ness, by tho offer o a reward largor
than any am6unt they would be likely
to receive for their Hiltinee. If tho
(ubstantial members of tho Democratic
party believe that thuro it) a necessity
for a chango in tho manner of con-'
ducting campaigns in this county for
local oflices, wo would suggest that n
large roward bo offered for tile convio-.
tion of any pewon for tho violation of
tho ; election laws. To show that wo
mean what we say the Coi.umuian will
head tho list with a subscription of
fifty dollars, which of itself is not
enough to accomplish atij good Thri
amount should be raised to live hun
dred dollars! IJvery oitizi'ii of the
county is interested in this matter.
Who will join us t
TBIAL BT JUBY.
"Periodically thcru arises a discussion
oven tho efficiency ami justness of the
jury system. Whenever thero is a
failure of juatfeo in tho criminal courts,
thqerygoes up that trial by jury should
bo abolished, and somo more effective
system adopted. Tho recent riot in
Cincinnati, caused by the failure of a
jury to hang a .murderer of the deep
est dye,, is tho present occasion for tho
agitation ot the question. It has been
iropofleu in that city to select only
eadiiiK responsible citizens for iurors.
and to pay them whatever their timo is
worth to them. This plan is iinpracti-1
cable, as arc most all others that have
been proposed. Tho fact is that there
is nothing wrong with tho system, but
only with the manner in which it is
conducted. It has been made a part
and parcel of our political system, until
it lias come to bo conducted on politi
cal principles. In the selection of
names to be placed in the wheel, those
who are entrusted with the duty aro
too apt to inquire to which political
.party the persons named belong, rather
than as to their ability, intelligence, and,
imegniy. iu uvcry county in tue qiaio
thero is a gang of court house loungers
whoso names get into tho jury box
more frequently than any others, nnd
the object that seems to bo sought
after is to secure compensation as ju
rors to political favorites rather than
to.s'elect men who aro thoroughly com
petent for their position. There is no
occasion for any change in a system
that has been in operation for hundreds
of . years, but there is great need in
many places, nnd especially in the largo
cities, foi u change in thu manner in
which H is conducted. Let us have
men of intelligence and integrity in
the jury box, and tho country will
hear no more of Cincinnati riots, "Judge
.Lynch will hold no more courts, and
the people generally will havo no fear
but that even handpd justice will be
administered in tho eouits.
Morrison's Bill Killed.
TIIK EXACTING Ct.AUSK STKICKKX OIT.
y AsniNGTON, xuay o. inure was
no foolishness in tint houso this morn
ititr, but the consideration of the tariff
bill'was resumed as soon as t'io preli
minary motions were (isiosci ot.
Brown, of Pennsylvania wiis the Hrs
speaker, and ho opposed the pending
dui. jur, lownsnona, ot Illinois, sup
tvtrtnri it. nnrl All- rliliurin nt i7i
Vlrt!miaflsaid that he was sorry that
me Diu;was not m such a torm as to do
justice to his state. J3tit it carao like
all other legislation, to be aoted upon
and' amended, and to declino now to
consider it would bo to stand as an
obstructionist to much needed leKisla
tion. lie was not willing to enter into
a coalition with the republican nartv
to obstruct wise and patriotio legisla-
uuu ujr iuu ueiuuuruuu majority. lie
was willing to trust to tho wisdom.
honesty, good sense and good faith of
the friends of the measure to do exact
justice to his state and exact justico to
all sections. Mr. Randall referred to
the timidity of capital and lauded the
value of stability as a commercial
agent. Ho expressed an apprehension
of unsettlinc business. lie onnoscd the
bill on the ground that H failed to pro
vide a remedy. "On the contrary."
said Mr. Randall, "it made worse what
was bad betoro. It was a palpable con
fe'ssion of inability to handlo the inlri
cate problem at issuo, or else a ranh
eagerness to do what was at once un
called for, unwise and unfortunate.''
Ho referred to free trade as a eh mo
f ...J,l -r . ...II 9..
onuo and expressed a preference for im
port duties to internal taxation. Ho
said if the internal taxes were abolish
ed thero would bo no surplus, and rec
ommended delay until tho democratic
party obtains power on the principle of
the Ohio platform. He referred to tho
industrial interests of Connecticut,
jncw' loric, mow Jersoy ana l'ennsyl
vania, with their 1,IUU,0()0 persons
engaged in maniuiictuius, and uk
gentlemen supporting the bill to pop
der the question, and congratulate.
himself that if the disaster came tile
party was led to it by other advico
DEf'KNDINO TUB MM.
Blackburn ot Kentucky followed
and ho replied to Eaton, of Connecti
cut an J Randall. After taking up the
points in detail he said : The turn
was not far distant when the peopl
would repudiate the bold political liv
pocrisy of the protectionists mid refuse
to submit to such political jugglery.
Protection for tho sake of protection
was the battle cry i.t tho republicai
party. Let the national aoutoct be in
augurated on that ground. Let thu
republican party bear on its standard
the motto, "taxation for tribute," nipl
the democratic party would bear on
theirs "taxation for revenue. From
a party point of view, wo welcome the
contest. The fighting would be made
hot qopugh and the democracy would
appeal to tho pcoplo.
Mr. Kasson, of Iowa closed the do
latu iu opposition to tho bill in severe
arraignment of its provisions, which ho
declared to be imjMnsiblp of adminis
tration. Iu reply to
ho detailed tl
speech, he detailed tno bone
tho country had derived from tho pro
tective system nnd his romarks were
constantly greeted with applause by
lii party associates. Mr. Morrison, of
Illinois, clojed thu debate with a rapid
review of objections which had beoti
made to the bill nnd an equally lapld
ninl brief answer to the objections.
Should tho motion to striko out the en
noting clnuso bo tigrccd to it would bo
tho declaration that tho tariff taxation
would bo continued and tho dcmooratlo
party wonld appeal from congress to
the people. Turning 10 Mr. Randall he
You claim to havo tho power to
striko out tho enactlnir clauso of this
bill. If you havo that ppwor you havo
the power to nmend this bill and mako
it What it should be." fLoud annlauso
on tht democratic side. After a few
more cursory remarks on tho general
subject of tariff reform Mr. Morrison's
timo expired, ami a murmur of expec
tancy ran through tho ranks of both
oppohonts nnd advocates of the moas-
u ro as the chairman directed tho clerk
to rdad tho bill. Tho audience, which
throughout the day had Crowded the
galleries almost to suffocation, hushed
the hum of conversation and watched
with intense interest tho further pro
ceedings on tho iloor.
ItEAMNO THE Illl.t. F1KAI.LT.
As tho clerk began to read Mr. Con
verse, left his seat m tho last row ot
seats, and tvalking down to tho bar of
tho house, stood nervously fingering a
piece of paper which he held in his
hand. When tho reading of tho first
paragraph had been completed thero
was (in embarassing pause, olr. Con
verse was 0'igHiO'i in earnest conver
sation with .Mr., Hunt, of Louisiana,
and did not appear to know that all
eyes weiu lixed upon him. Mr. Km
sou, feaiful that tho time when the
motion to strike Out the enacting clause
would bo in order would expiro before
Mr. Converse's attention could bo at
tracted to thoi fact, rose and inquired
of tho chair whether the proper tuno
had come to mako a motion. Before
tho chair could respond Mr. Converse,
piishniK to thu trout, moved to striKo
out the enacting clause. This was tho
signal for a vollpy of hisses and groans
from tho democratic side and this dem
onstration being met by rounds of ap
plauso from tho republican side the
sceno in tho chamber was ono of in
tense oxcitcment and confusion, to
which tho ealleries rendered no littlo
nid by loud tokens of approval and dis
approval. Tellers being ordered Mes
srs. Converse and Morrison were ap
pointed by tho chair.
Morrison took his station, giving
Converso, a very cool shako of the
hand as ho stood opposite that gentle
man. Then the voting uegan, aua uio
tellers announced tho affirmative vote
to bo l.r5. Tho first man to pass
through in the negative was Regan, of
Texas, who had been brought in on an
invalid chair iu order to cast his vote.
Ho was heartily applauded by his
friends, aud received many congratu
lations upon his apparent recovery from
his late severe illness. Tho negative
vote was announced as 151 and then
Georgo IX Wise, of Virginia, voted in
tho affirmative, making tho vote stand
15C to 151. Cheer followed cheer trom
the republican side and tho cheers
wore taken up by tie galleries and ro
verborated trout every nook and crau
ny of the hall. Ladies stood up and
waved their Handkerchiefs and tho men
their hats. Mr. Morrison yielded
gracefully to the inevitable, walking
smiling to his seat and the tariff bill
was dead. On Mr. Converse's motion
the committee rose and tho chairman
reported its action to the house.
Washington, D. C, May 6, 1884.
Now that the Republican Slate Con
ventions hao all been held and Un
delegates to Chic igo announced, the
hio'ids of the vari'Uis candidates may
lie heei. pencil in tin d figuring away
as to voles mi the first ballot, cecoud
choice, Ac, each one trying to nomi
nate his favoiile. Tho Blaine men
figure largely on the delegates voting
as the seirlment ot tho party
THE COLUMBIAN .AND, DEMOCRAT, JjLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
Mr. Blackburn's up as follows i Whole
delegates, 820 t necessary 16 a choice,
,411. For Blaine, ,159 t Arthnr, 264 j
.uiiiiimiuK, 1 1 i liogan, oil onerman,
23 (doubtful, 14 i contested 0 in
North Carolina and 24 in Virginia 30,
President Arthur's arithmetic man
gives substantially tho samo table, or
oept that ho reverses tho figures above
soi down atter his ana IJIaine s name.
But, as it is not likely that any of tho
Candidates hero named will bo nomi
nated, or if nominated elected, it doesn't
mattor n great deal how tho figures aro
Tho bill whioh has been pending be
fore tho Sonato for somo timo to reliovo
tho raembors of the Fits John Porter
court-martial from their oaths of
crocy has been postponed indefinitely
on tho ground that Congress had no
authority to disturb tho sanotlty of,
obligations imposed by thu articles of
It is stated that Carl fechurr. will be
on hand at tho Republican Convention
at Chicago. This was to bo expected;
,oonaior itiguis "ijotcii tramp' Is
pretty sure to bo around when there is
a ohanoo to mako a bargain or turn a
triok. Ho probably imagines another
Hayes will bo nominated, aud that ho
can again "sell out the Dutch" and
mako things all right for his "Inte
rior." S. B.
Tho woods on the mountains in sov-f
oral sections of tho state wero fired last
week, aud owing to tho dry weather,,
spread with alarming rapidity. The
villago of Brisbiu in Clearfield county
was almost outiroly destroyed, only ten
houses being left standing.
Sweeping on through Brisbiu the
llamvs entered the adjoiuing villago of
Digginsville, burning everything in
their way, then on to Sobie'ski, better
known "as Old Moshaimon, whero a
number of other buildings were de
stroyed. In all not less than COO to
800 dwellings were destroyed and it is
estimated that at leftst 1,000 families,
or 3,000 persons aro homeless and des
titute. The majority of them havo not
sufficient clothing to cover them. Others
left their work in tho mines to try to
save their property and not having
timo to chango their olothing havo
nothing loft but their woikiug clothes.
Many families camped on the bill hav
ing no place to go. As soon as tho
alarm was given all the business housei
in lloiitzdale were closed and tho pro
prietors and employes hastonod across
the hill to render what aid they could
to the uufortunalo residents of their
In Northampton county the fires
started from a locomotive spark, and
tho smoke through tho entire region
was so dense that ono could scarcely
Fires also raged in Schuylkill county,
and the whole country for miles around
was illuminated at night. In many
places tho breakers wero threatened
with destruction, but fortunately es
caped. Eleven houses were burned at Cali
fornia in Luzerno county on Friday
morning, and soveral at Ebervalo.
Near Ashland tho flames came so
near tho Miners' Hospital that tho fire
department was notified to hold them
selves in readiness for work.
Forest fires also raged in Now York
Tho smoke extended over tho entire
eastern part of tho state. Tho rains
have quenched the fires and all danger
essed in convention, and on thishais
claim a ch ar maj ir'uy on the first bal
lot. The Arthur men on the contrary,
while admitting that ho is iu a woeful
minority as far as instructed delegates
go, or tho action of conventions would
indieato preferences,' count largely on
tho treason ot delegates to thoso who
elected them, and the National lie
publican, the Administration organ, 'is
i i .,, i .-.L i .i! r..i
eacn day mien wuu ueugnuui urm.io
of any aud all delegates who show a
disposition to prove false to the man
who elected them.
If the present theories of the Jlepub
lican are correct, treason to friends
who elect, ingratitude to those who
placo yon in positions of trust, and a
surrender of all principle, constitute tho
highest typo of Republican manhood.
In fact, it virtually glories in its own
shameful advocacy of delegates betray
ing the trust reposed in them by their
constituencies. Mr. Arthur as an lion
orablo man should bog to be excused
from the praise of such a sheet.
To the impartial observer, who is
not interested either m Bluine or MiJ.
Arthur, it is apparent that neither can
bo nominated with any hope of an
election, as thebr'aoh between their
partisans ii too broad to admit of uti).
thing like a union on cither before thr
November election. Democrat heio
aro apparently enjoying the light in
the Republican family, and aro only
surprised that even the cohesive power
of public plunder O'tuld havo kept
theso wings together, or that the large
number of honest men iu thu Republi
can party had nut ere this left it and
allowed the plunderer to entirely de
itrov eaoh other.
ftfr. Dorshiemer, of New York, made
a strong speech in the Houso in favor
of the Morrison bill. He declared the
measure to bo not only good put the
best whioh the times 'permitted, and
controverted the proposition that, tho
price of labor was enhanced by .the pro
tective tariff. Mr. Dorsheimer has m
strong and clear n voice as any mom
ber in the House. He generally speaks
without notes, and secures thu closest
attention of every member present,
For the first timo in many years tho
mnnagors of the g. o. p. are in a bad
fix as regards finances. While Con
gress is in session at least they will not
draw on tho clerks, and tho conse
quence is that Republican Ileadquar
lers is without a dollar in tho treasury.
Thu Mends of the various candidates
refuse to contribute until after the Con
volition at Ciiiuago, and
both the National and Congressional
Committees uro trying to keep up ap
pearances on contributions from indi
vidual member. This goes bard with
tho boys, us heretofore they looked to
others to furnish the means to supply
i ho members nnd their friends with
Thursday's Stato conventions closed
up tho Republican preliminaiy cam
paign. The latest figuring by the
friends of Mr. Blaiuo sum the matter
bc- .. . 1 ..T MKKhh rAYW UA A J .
Tho forest fires on Friday last, de
stroyed a vast amount of property. In
Clearfield county, a small town named
Brisbin was entirely destroyed, at an
estimated loss of over $1,000,000.
Last year thero were 1,517 murders
in the United States, 03 legal execu
tions, and 118 men were lynched.
Somo months ago, says tho Home
ward Mnil, tho stto of the historical
Black Hole of Calcutta was discovered
and excavated. It may bo interesting
to add that tho excavation has now
been filled up and decently paved over,
and that a handsome tablet of whitu
marble, boaring a suitable inscription,
is about to bo placed near the spot.
All persons wlioso names aro announced as can
didates, in this column, are expocted to abide by
the action ot tho Democratlo county convention,
to bo held on Tuesday, August lth 188L
E. M. TEWKSBURY,
I will not travel tho county to solicit votes, but
will cheertu'lly visit all publicly, to discing tho Is
sues bcroro tho people, It desired,
FOU HKGISTF.n ifc ItECOUPKU.
O. II. CAMPBELL,
i'OIt ItKOISrKIt & ItF.COHPEK.
U. II. ENT,
FOIl COUNT? COMMISSION!!!!.
D WID LONG,
Thli powder never vrlei.
treiiL'ih tod wholeomneai.
intnint oramiryu nia.
comne tltlon wltn the multitude or low teat, abort
marvel of purlti
and cannot beaoldtn
WFibt, alum or pb'Mpbate powdera. Sold only
N. . aulLlv.
I after the Con- Tn a ti inr i ti
'SISoS Jierwii Hotel
Ol'FOSITK U & D DEl'OT,
Tba (ravelling publto and vlaltora to Berwick Are
imvrmixj uai i
which be naa recently ntteti ui
reapartt y iDiermed that the undersigned has
taknn the abovu old tsatabllabed llcenaud house.
wmca ub naa recently niu-j up m nrw ciaaa wyie
ana ua uucrv acvuiamoaaiioDi equal to any.
The bar la tUDDlled with theoholceat alei. wlnea.
Uquora and cigars
Good Stabling Accommodations,
May 9 3m
The r.crpcch of the staHy rno-tcr,
tin: bright faces of the early spring
flower, both help our littlu story.
,Do wo crow ? Yes. Do wo bloom?
Yes. Crow because wo bloom, a nl
bloom bccfui!-..; wo crow. Oak Mall
A Spring .Opening.
WT . I. IT 1 k
vo nave none. io cnanqcjlor
it. If we would keep our choice
things put away Until a given time,
:md then offer ihcm to the public
I at once, we should be foiled, for
p -ople come in the winter when tho
bloomr. out with a stock that maker.. frost is in the air, and snow and ice
hold tho earth in bondage, while our
tho oi l counters groan, and the old
wa'bi bur t, and the older salesmen
womlcV, and the woolen dealer;
wink And wc do crow because it
n bought cheaply and made
A-vli. And it is to bc sold quickly
b-cuir.o cheap Four great varic-ti-
,s i.'i Spring Suit Stock Men's,
Youths', Large Boys', Small Boys',
a.'.d between these several lines
there a c, over four hundred sorts.
They go from $7.50 to $30.00 for
Men's, from $7.00 to $25.00 for
Youths', $5.00 to $18.00 for Large
Roys', from $3.00 to $12.00 for
'Small Boys'. Variety enough, eh!
preparations are just forming fur
the spring campaign, and demand
l Iw new goods. It would befngra-
ious to refuse ; and so, perforce, we
rannot have a Spring Opening.
But we can open with a spring, and
as we write, while hardly a bursting
bud is to be seen upon the trees,
the spring trade is springing on us
with a refreshing rush. Times dull,
you say? Not to the bold dealer
that takes no counsel of fear. ' And
Oak Hall is just such. Already the
opening spring tells . of abundant
sales just ahead. 1
The sort that we cultivatet'Oaic
Hall are well-dressed young men,
In pursuit of our jrreat niissimisor
fj V' "li
, The Sacred Elephant;,,
making young nv n as charming as
early pinks, we hac arranged A set
of sizes denominated "YburfgG'crits "
which cover the larger youths' and
smaller men's sizes. ''; 'Special pat-
t. rns were prepared for this class of
i.lock, and into it wc introduce all
possible stylo .of cut, material and
make. The prices range' from $7 50
to $25 00. Elsewhere in our stock
arc choice materials beautifully
made, but nowhere else in Oak
Hall is there such a concrntration
ol superiority. Ihc generation of
men for whom theso goods were
made cannot recall the, time when
there wis no Oak Hall in Philadel
phia. And yet thfcre is no proof of
the perennial youth of Oak Hall
equal "to that which is found in this
particular, stock;, I
Is the sensation of the hour.
you seeivvhiin? No'! Do you
propose to see him? Yesl. .Well.
then, when you get him off yur
mind, give ur, a thancc for a quiet
word with you about your spri'iig
They should be bought at Qak
Hall. Like us or dislike; , us, as,
you may please, you flight tj find iii
our great acres and cords 'of good
clothing just the S )t-ts to suit, you in
body, brain, and pocket.
The reasons why are few arid
simple. Oak Hall is . thei .plucky,
clothing house. While others have
been letting " I dare not, wait upon
I would " we have been picking up
great lines of desirable goods and
putting them,' into the best clothing,
which under existing conditions has
cost ur. ltiss than ever. Result,
bargains for you.
Wanamaker & Brown,
S. E. Corner Sixth and Market Streets. Philadelphia.
I .Vll iV
HAS JUST RECEIVED A
wnica ns is offkuino at queatlt
As Low as 75 cts,
full weight, Extra
C. C. Extra Supers.
All wool'extra superfine car
pet at 75 cents.
Nice 4-4 Ingrains at 25 eta.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT
of hamlonio rugs.
CALL & EXAMINE
these goods and you will bo con
vinced that they cannot be ox
colled in quality or price.
Now isyour timoto buy olteitp
iShellon ttarpt't Swoj'pr,
the best in the market, for sale
J. J. B ROWER
Propositi will bo received at tbe Poor nouM
mil Tuesdtr. Mur. 18 lbbt a,t one o'clock I'. M.. to
excartte a ditch about two thousand one hun
dred feet loni and thirty teet deep. Kor further
information can on the, Directors ori.ii, itupen,
WK.1LKY MOHIII8, P!SS;Jrt??m
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