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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1883.
Tlio bill making appropriations to
Normal Schools for 1835 ami 18S0
gives $50,000 each year to tlio tun
ciohoola of tlio state, to bo equally di
vided between them.
Tlio following bills passed the Sen
ate on Tuesday :
An act authorizing oounty commln.
(doners to mako contracts lor the ool
lection of forfeited recognizances and
fines'; an act to establish a state board
of health; an act to transfer the board
of canal commissioners to the depart
ment of internal tiff airs from the audi
tor general's department.
In tho House, tlio bill Fixing the rato
of licenses to be paid by wholesale liq
uor dealers at 1 per cent, on annual
sales was favorably reported. A bill
was introduced Imposing, on convic
tion, a lino of $100 and "GO days' im
prisonment on any person purchasing
liquor by the halt-pint, pint, quart or
gallon for the purposo of furnishing to
minors or people of intemperato hab
its. Tho following house bills were pass
ed finally :
Requiring county commissioners to
pay for the interment of honorably dis
charged soldiers who died in indigent
circumstances, and for a headstone, for
the deceased, the entire cxponso not to
Authorizing the admission into sol
diers' orphan schools of destitute chil
dren of soldiers and sailors of whose
death the superintendent of soldiers'
orphan schools has received satisfacto
Allowing township auditors 83 a
day for the time necessarily employed
in the performance of their duties.
Requiring the stato treasurer to re
fund to Carl Moricke, of Allegheny
county, his escheated bank deposit.
Authorizing townships to elect school
Increasing the means for the destruc
tion of Canada thistles.
The senate resolution protesting
against the abolition of the National
Board of Health, in view of tho "ap
proach of cholera," was concurred in.
; WASHINGTON LETTER.
FROM OUR nUOULAIt CORRESPONDENT.
Washington, Feb'y. 23, 1885.
"Tho Washington Monument has been
turned over" was the startling announce
ment on the street yesterday at 12
o'clock. This did not mean that it
had been overturned, but that it had
been turned over transferred from
the monument committee, who have
had it in charge for 3G years, to the
peoplo of the United States. The cer
emonial programme has now been
completed, and tho monument stand
alone in its peerless grandeur, divinely
tall and most divinely fair, tho noblest
tribute to the noblest man.
The six thousand who composed tho
civic and military procession, and who
were out from 10 a. m., until about 2
p. ra., standing for most ot tho timo
massed in a square about the monu
ment, had a foretasto of the horrors of
war. It was bitter weather and many,
chilled to the bone, were prostrated
The procession from tho monument
to the Capitol was well ordered and
imposing. I have seen many proces
sions move along Pennsylvania avenue,
but never before have 1 seer, police
succeed In keeping tho streets clear,
and their success on this occasion ar
gues well for the much larger proces
sion which will movo along tho same
route next week, on tho 4th of March.
The side walks of Pennsylvania avenue
are very wide, but the spectators have
been disposed to encroach upon the
street, to crowd the columif in proces
sion, and break the view from all but
the front line. By a successful dispo
sition of mounted policemen, the ave
nue was kept perfectly clear, and all
were enabled to enjoy the spectacle.
Major Dye, the chief of police received
a letter of thanks from tho President
for his success in managing the crowd.
'First came General Sheridan in full
uniform mounted on a black horse. He
was followed by four aids, and a largo
body of mounted men. Next in order
came the U. S. infantry and artillery,
and then the volunteer military and
civic organizations. These were fol
lowed by a long lino of carnages, dec
orated with the stars and stripes, iH
which were members of Congress and
Justices of the Supremo Court. Tho
President sat in a carriage drawn by
four horses. Conspicuous at the lead
of the southern visiting military com
panics was Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, mount
ed on a superb dark bay stallion.
The ceremonies at the monument
were very brief. The weather was so
cold that not even tho speakers uncov
ered their bald head, and the audi
enco sat with their hats on and moved
their benumbed feet constantly. At
tho Capitol, lrom which all but a fa
vorod two thousand were excluded, tho
ceremonies were protracted, tlui speech
es were longer, but were cmluieu by
tho audience with fortitude. Tho first
oration was written by Mr. Winthrop,
who was tho orator tbirty-eoven years
ago, when the corner stone was laid. It
was in the somewhat heavy redundant
stylo of rolling periods that was
considered the rheturio of forty years
ago. Mr. Gladstone, Monsieur Gam
betta, Lord Macauley, or Mr. Vilas
would navo saw moro in null as many
words. The oration was read by Mr.
JiOng, ot Massachusetts, the writer be.
ing loo feeble to bo present
Tho oration of Col. Daniels of Vir
ginia was tlowery and brilliant, sopho
inorical and portentious. Tho best or
ators of tlio day practice a different
style, and tho oiators of tho futuro will
not find models iu the orations of last
Saturday, except of home faults they
ilioul'l avoid. J.itu is too snort, and
modern common sense and culture is
too practical to be cheated ami tickled
by wordi', words, words. This view
dues not exclude eloquence, but it does
excludo grandiloquence, which vaunts
itself and substitutes gaudy sentences
for a chaste and simple expression of
thought. If old Mr. Winthrop and
young Mr. Daniels will take care to re
vise their orations before delivery, and
carefully cut out all tho lino things
they have doted cm, they may jet
unako pretty gcod orators, but the bid
stylo of soaring tho American ealo tin
til sho Is out ol sight, and making the
larks sing at tho gat a of Pundiso will
not do for theso times.
EQUALIZATION OF TAXATION.
A few week ngo wo printed the
text of n proposed bjll for the equaliza
tion of taxes, entitled "An net to regu
late the taxation of Private Coiporatleiii
for public purpows," which wan intro
duced In tho legislature by Mr. Hhonr,
of Centre county. Another bill has
been prepared relating to the assess
ment and valuation of real nnd person
al property for purposes of taxation,
the text of the bill being as follows !
Jtc it enacted, etc.
Section 1. From nnd after tho
passago of this act assessors of tho sev
eral township", boroughs and cities of
tho Commonwealth shall annually, in
the month of April, assess all taxable
persons, natural nnd artificial, owning
or in possession of real estato and vis
iblo personal property nt its aolual cash
yaluu ; also all bonds, mortgages,notep,
bills and other evidenco of debt of any
nnd every form whatsoever, boiriug in
terest and duo from solvent debtois,
except only the property nuthoiized to
be exempted from taxation by tlin First
Section of tho Ninth Article of the
Constitution of Pennsylvania.
Skction 2. Tho property, real or
personal, of any privato corporation to
be iurluded in the said assessments un
der the first section of this act, shall bo
such only as shall be owned, held or
possessed by them otherwise) than
strictly and exclusively for corporate
purposes in conducting tho authorized
business of the company and not clear
ly represented by its taxed corporate
stock or shares.
Section 3. To enable said Asses
sors to ascertain nil personal propoity
not visible, every taxable person, firm,
association and corporation shall fur
nish said Assessors with a written
statement of all interest bearing Bonds,
Mortgage?, Notes, Bills and o)her Ev
idence of Debt of any nnd every form
whatsoever owned or held in trust and
due from solvent debtors, tho amourit
of which several obligations shall bo
set to the namo of every such taxablo
person, firm, association or corporation
in the assessment book, and all such
real estate and personal property thus
ascertained shall form tho basis or
amount for which the owners shall bo
taxable and any and every obligation
or evidenco of debt that shall not bo
entered in tho Assesor'e book shall,
whilo so withhold from assessment, be
uncollectable by any suit, process or
proceeding whatsoever, and all inter
est thereon shall bo forfeited during
ouch time, and the several Assessors
shall file in tho Commissioners', oflico
all the statements furnished to them,
whick shall be prrscrved among tho
records of said office.
Section 4. Assessors shall state in
tho books assessment the amount eecur
oci by Dower, Mortgage and Judgment
upon the premises of any taxable per
son, firm, association or corporation or
charge thereon, and deduct the same
from the valuation of the encumbered
property : l'rovided, said taxablo
person, firm, association or corporation
shall pay the yearly amount of tax
upon such Dower, Mortgage, Judg
ment or charge to tho collector of the
tax, which amount tho said taxable
person, firm, association or corpora
tion shall be entitled to offset as pay
ment for interest or principal upon
said Dower, Mortgage, Judgment or
Section 5. Assessors shall make
returns annually, on or before tho 15th
day of May, to tho County Commis
sioners or Boards of Revision, as tho
case may be, of their assessments and
Sectiox G. The County Commis
sioners and Hoards of Revision shall
furnish the Assessors annually with
suitable Books, Blanks and Papers for
each district, and every Assessor elect
ed or appointed by authority of law
shall, before cutoring upon tho duties
of his office, make oath or affirmation
to render a truo and correct assessment
as directed by tho provisions of this
Act; aod any Assessor who shall wil
fully neglect or refuse to assess all
property at its actual cash value and
make a return thereof and of liens and
charges on real estate thereon, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon con
viction thereof be punished by a fine of
not less than one hundred dollars and
imprisonment in county jail for a term
of uot less than thirty days nor moro
than one year.
Section 7. That all Acts now in
force, imposing licenso taxes upon
wholesale and "retail venders of mer
chandise, and taxes upon collateral in
heritances be, and the samo'are hereby
repealed, saving only all remedies for
tho collection of such licenses and tax
es imposed before tho passago of this
Act, it being the true intent and mean
ing of this Act that venders of mer
chandise shall he assessed and pay
taxes upon their proprrty in tho same
manner as other persons subject to tax
ation. Section 8. But all taxes assessed,
levied or imposed prior to the passago
of this Act shall be paid and collected
and tho proceeds thereof ap
plied as if this Act had not been pais
ed, and the operation nnd forco of ex
isting laws applicable to those purpos
es shall be continued so far as shall be
necessary or pi oper to tho collection
and appropriation of said taxes.
The following memorial has been
presented to the Senate and House of
Tho Memorial of tho undersicned,
representing the farmers of the Statu
organized m Granges, nnd duly au
thorized to address your Honorable
Bodies on their behalf, repeotfully
That just complaint in mado that tho
tax laws ol tlin btato are uneq.ml nnd
unjust, inasmuch as they impose
an unduo proportion of tlio public bur
dens upon tho land and upon individ
iitJ citizens; or, in other words, are
framed to favor personal property aud
Two causes greatly contribute to this
First, Personal property, commonly
nssumes forms which are difficult of de
tection and allude assessment ; and
second, the enormous increase of pri-
vitte corporations has largely with
drawn property from looal taxation.
Tho Constitution of the Common
wealth declares tho principle of tho
equality ot taxation in clear emptiatio
lunguage. Admitting the necessity of
classifying tho objects or Bubjects of
taxation, it requires that taxation by
Stato or local authority, upon any
class, shall be uniform ; in other words,
without favoiiliMii or invidious dis
tinctions ; and if the Constitution was
silent iqioti this Htibject, justice and
hiuh expediency would commend and
command tho same ruin to publio au
thorities. It may I o questioned whether tho
Collateral Inheritance Tax conforms to
the rulo of the Constitution and to an
enlightened and just policy, inasmuch
as it is, whenever imposed, n second
oi special tax upon properly ulioady
taxed uniformly with .other property of
the class or Classen to whlc); it belongs.
It U an extraordinary imposition upon
property iu transit from ono owner to
THE COLUMBIA AND
another in contempt of tho principle of
uniformity of taxntion, which tirincl
titers Wit concerned with nrotiertv
owticifchlp, but With its kind, character
foriit or tise. Toicharue property there
fore with n successful duty Is to leave
tho proper field of taxation iu order to
regulate inheritances by a penalty of
condition which, like " ordinary tines,
shall b. in tho aid of tho public tieas
ury. If such nn Imposition upon tiroti-
city is !ermtsjub!o and excusable in
time of war or of great financial diffi
culty, it is ceitnltily uiisilited to n time
of prosperity and of peace, and is of
fensive and'odious to many, and to a
grr a' extent its enforcement is evaded.
Its repeal is, therefore, proposed.
So, also, is proposed the repeal of
licenso taxes upon dealers iu merchan
dise, because one of the hills snbmitti d
by your Memorialists for consideration
subjects all such dealers to aso8!nent
and taxation upon thtir propoity in
warehouse, shop or stowc, nnd a license
tax in addition would virtually subject
their property to double taxation.
Your Memorialists pray for the pas
sane of the bill submitted by them,
either in the form proposed or in such
amended form (retaining their subs'jin
tial purpose) as to the Gcncrnl Assem
bly shall seem meet, in older that
equality in taxation shall be promoted
and justice to the citizen moro nearly
secured than at present. Tlio one biil
for local assessment and taxation ap
pli s a rulo of equality upon nil taxable
property not hold for corporate purpo
ses nnd represented by capital stock.
Tho other furnishes additional regula
tions for tho assessment of coiporalo
slocks aud for imposing upon that form
of property a larger and jusler means
Corporate stocks already represent a
very large part of tho property within
the State, nnd now corporations in
great numbers are annually organized,
swelling tho mass of stock, and, as be
fore mentioned, withdrawing property
moro and moro trom local taxation.
And it is beyond dispute that.corpora
lions do not pay, in the form of Stato
taxes, a third part of their proportion
ate shiro of tho wholo expense of gov
ernment, general and local. Tho Gov
ernor of tho Commonwealth, in his
lato annual message, has furnished in
formation upon this subject, which ex
hibits in a striking manner tho moss
inequality between corporate and indi
vidual contributions to the support of
government under our present tax sys
tem, as regulated by existing laws, and
to his exhibit of facts reference is re
The bill amendatory of existing
aws for taxing private corporations is
mainly directed to two obji-cts ; First,
to the securing, at slight expense, of
formal and just assessments or vidua
tions of corporate stocks through the
agency of tho regular assessors aud
county officers, tho name to be returned
to tho Auditor ueneral for record and
uso iu his oflico ; aud Second to the
fixing of an annual tax rato upon cor
porate stocks by tho Auditor General
and State Treasurer, clearly sufficient
for tho support of tho Stato govern
ment and of 'our system of common
schools. This plan of corporate taxa
tion, contemplates the repeal of taxes
upon tho gross eafnincs of corporate
companies and assumes that their cap
ital stock or shares, justly valued, will
approximately represent their corpor
ate property and furnish a reasonable
basis for iheir taxation.
Tho addition of tho -import of our
common schools, as an object to which
corporation taxes shall be applied here
after will bo a great advanco towards
equality and justice in taxation, and
will bo an immenso relief to the own
ers of real estato in every part of the
Iu conclusion, tho undersiuned, rep
resenting an organized association, num
bering more than thirty thousand tax
payers engaged in agricultural pur
suits, against whoso industry tho pres
ent system of taxation unjustly dis
criminates, believe that in presenting
for your consideration this Act and
Memorial, wo are faithfully carrying
out tho duties of our appointment. As
in duty bound wo wiil ever pray, etc.
V. E. Pioli.kt,
Committeo Pa. Stato Granire.
It is clear that Home legislation is
necessary to equalize taxes, as it is un
doubtedly truo that corporations do not
pay iiieir proportionate snare. v nein
er the Act providing for the asse.-s
nient of personal property is just what
is needed is a question for careful con
sideration. The third section will
greatly increase tho labors of assessors
and multiply tho records in tho Com
missioners' office, nnd wo doubt tho
constitutionality of thn clauso that pro
vides that any obligation or evidence
ot debt not entered in the
assessors book, shall, whilo so with
held, bo uncollectable and tho in crest
forfeited, as tho act does not exclude
contracts already mado. Tho Act of
1840, contains iu substanco what is
proposed in tho now law, but it has
never been enforced here. Will the
proposed law bo carried out any bet
A Wiscunaion woman named Mrs.
Mack has been relioved from the re-
spousibilty of murderinti her husband
iu 1878, by an ingonious method of
her own, hho was tried and convicted
and sentenced to stato prison for life,
but the supreme court granted her a
now trial, and the jury disagreed. Mrs.
Mack soon after married tlio' principal
witness against uer, ana inns prevent
ing him from testifying, and she has
never been tried n third time, and
probably never will be. Tho man she
married ought to bo able to keep her
straight, as a threat of divorce which
would open his mouth again, should
liavo a tendency to render her entirely
submissive to Ins will. This is n new
way to end a murder trial.
mu'inuv, February tiet.
Tlio handsome tour-story residence ot John A,
King, 1513 line street, Philadelphia, waa destroy.
ed by tire. Mr. Klmr andliHson, seven years ot
age. and three others lost their Una. .Mrs. King
and daughter, three years old. Jumped Irointhe
luurui oiury niuuoir ana wer caugut mine street
in a mattress, saving meir lives.
A Ore broke out at sal Market Street, Philadel
phia, and bet 're It could bo controlled lour bust-
n3 nousej were doatroyed.
The lead works ot J, T, Lewis, ot Philadelphia.
were destrojed bynre about tivo o'clock la the
A terrlllo ui tural gas Qip'uston. occurred tn the
cel'arot a two-story brick building In Wi-Uaburg
West Mrglnl. This hou e and the one adjoining
wure mown tq acorns, and the inmates killed.
The Chappaqua Mountain Instltuto lor boys
and girls at chappaqua, N. V., was destroyed by
Are about 8 o'clock in tho morning. No lives were
About IJOO.CW worth ot property was destroy,
ed by tire at New Urlttaln, conn.
A charter was lasucd to tho J. 11. UnDlncott
Publishing Company ot Philadelphia. Capital
A collision occurred near ConaJ barle, v..
between a freight train ar.J passenger, 'the engi
neer and nrem, ,n ou the. passenger train were
-At Bristol, l'a., (he democrats held an tlcctioa
DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSB TTRG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
I to eiprcsj a preference tor postmaster, under the
Incoming administration. 1 hero were four candi
dates. ' -
An open switch near Cincinnati, caused the
express train to run Into thai rear ot another train
Injuring a number ot passngcrs.
SIonpat, February USrd.
-liy tho will of tho late Francis A. PMtellttls
found thas ho has given onc-tentli ot his vast for
tune to Catholic Institutions.
Mr. and Mrs. William Peak tho seniors of the
once famous Swiss family of belt ringers aro In
mates of tho Contend county poorliouse, near lto-
rter, 2s". Y.
Nino slight fires occurred In Philadelphia on
t'nlied States Marshall (foiling was killed and
I)puty Marshall Manning fatally wounded by
ftlends of prlonera they wo-o escorting from AUs.
tin to -an Antonio.
Th cxccsslto cold weather In West Virginia
lias fallen heavily upon men and animals, bccamo
ot the scanty supply given them from tho blasted
cropsoflast season's drought. Droves of hogs,
cattle, sheep nnd horses haco died of starvation.
Annie, Hoffman, ot Ashland, a llttlo girl of
eight jears, was frightfully burned by her llttlo
brother aged 4 years who was pl.ijlng with the
Ti-ksdcv, February Slth.
Kdn-ard Voeghtly, bookkeeper of tho Mutter,
PennsTlvanla Savins Hank. Is a defaulter to nn
amount estimated from forty to felxtr thousand
A meteor passed over victoria, II. c, about nine
o'cl'ck. It was of enormous slio ucd appeared
like a mass of molten Iron. Tho noise caused by
Us passage was like that ot escaping steam.
Smoko and flames were thrown off by tho meteor.
It was seen to descend Into tho sea, A cloud of
spray and steam marking the spot.
A vessel bound from tlalv ston to Boston,
caught Itro from n lamp explosion and was de
siroyed. Tho crew of eight men abandoned the
vessel In tlmo to savo their llvc3.
In thi litigation between tho norough Coun
cils ot Pottsvllle and tho nectrlo Mght Company,
Instituted o restrain tho latter from p'antlng
roles In tho street except under certain restric
tions, the Court dissolved Iho Injunction nnd ren
dered a sweeping decision In favor ot the Electric
-Tho Pardon board his refused to Interfere In
tho caso ot Dr. Goerscn, convicted of wife murder
In Philadelphia nvc years go. Theie has been
long de ay In his case, but ho will be hanged on
nnweor never vanes, a marvel ofnurltv
strength and whoiesom-ness. Mire economical
than thn ordtnarv Icn s. and cannot bu sold In
competition wltn tbe multitude of low test, short
writcui, ariin ur p:nispuato ir,wners. t"ii only
Inotas. Hnvii. HtsiNo I'owiiga Co , lot. Wail-St.,
N. V. nuz ll-l v.
ESTATE Or SAMCKL II. lUOKSCCCK, HKCEAS8D.
Letters of administration In tlio estate ot Samuel
II. llagcnbuch deceased, late of orange twp. Colum
bia count-, ennsjlvanla, have been granted bv trie
lteglster of satd county lo tho undersigned Admin
istrator. All persons) having claims against the
estato of tho deceased are requested to presont
them for settlement, and those Indebted to tho es
tato to mako payment lo tho undersigned ad.uln
tstra or without delay.
Elwell. Att'y. y. it. ItAOnSBUCH,
Feb 27-6 w Administrator.
ESTHTB OK LYDIA rKTKRMAK, DECEASKH.
N t Ice Is hereby given that letters ot adminis
tration on cue estate or Lyiua reierman, laio ui
Sugarloaf township, deceased, have been granted
hi- Mm (P'rUtir nf Ilia ptf rn nwirt IV. I'rtlpr.
man of vtuncy Creek township, jco Ingcouuty,
to whom all persons Indebted are required to pay ;
.nilnMrivllliiniMni.t.n.ltn nm.nnl tliltlr Plillmu
dulv authenticated. ;
(1I.OIIUE W. K'1.MA,
IW LUMBER YARD.
Tnu undersigned hai htarted a lum
ber yard, and has on hand all kinds
of the best quality, Hoards, Soantlincr,
Joists, Fencing, and every other sl.apo
up to 32 teet long. Inquire at T.
ONE NIOIIT ONLY,
SATURDAY, FEB'Y 28th.
THE NEW AND ORIGINAL
Mr. 0 H. Dsckstader,
late of Canicross' Minstrels, and
Mr. Harry Amsrcng,
j.aie or uavenys .iirnstr is,
IN TlIEIlt LATEST WtODUCTIONP.
TH.E CtESCEfj7 Qur7ET.
Tho great PIIIL. GIBBONS.
The Artistic Musical Team,
REN WICK & ROSE.
Now come two of n kind,
Kaffy and Garroll,
and a Host o( otiiers.
Popular Prices to suit all. Admis
sioii, Gallery, L'.lj Parquet and Pnnjuct
circle, an cents. iSo extra
extra chargo for
On sale nt .MuKin
In pursuance of an order of Ihe Orphan's Court
ot Columbia county, the undersigned Administra
tor, c,, of Margaret Melliclc, deceased, will ex.
poso to public sale on the profiles, on
Wednesday, March 11, 1885.
At two o'clock, ), in., of taut day, the following
described lot of ground situate In LlghtPtreet,
Scott township, Columbia county, Pi, bounded
and described as fol OA t, to-wltt on tho eabt by
the p blli! roid loading from Light Street to
llloorusburg, on the no tli by lot one4by tho
heirs of A. .1. Eyer, deceased, on the went by an
alio , ami on the south by au alley, containing
in width along said pubUcroad Hfeet, and In
d'pth 103 feet, whereon are erected a good two.
Frame Dwelling House,
with kitchen attached, a fttntiln nnd r.ti.np
buildings. OodJwell ol water on the Dminijsj
TEUM8 Of SALli Ten tier one. nf nn. m.ii.
of tlin nurehiiHn mrtnnv tn hn mid at ti.a ci
, . H DMIAIIJK
down of the property ; the one fourth lew tlio ten
p t cunt, at vua wuuiiuatioq oi .kil.' j aud tho re
malulng three fourtli i one year thereafter, with
lulerost from counrmuii.w DHL
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Which is now being introduced in this
section, and is already lamely in use in
nlmost every State iu the Union, com
mends itself by the simplicity and cane
ol its operation, and by tlio good woik
that it dejes. Tho machinn is easily
ha .died, and makes no plop, whatever.
Tim following testimony to its merit
will bu ot mteiest to tlio ladies ot
Bloomslurg and Vicinity,
and till who are interested in an im
portant improve mem :
IiLooMsnciiO, Pa., Dec. 8, 1834.
Vumlcrgrift Jlfy. Ot :
We bought from your ngcnl, Mr. C,
Menrs, one of your Sew Improved West.
em Wanders. Have used It for tureo
wct-Ks niul arc much pleased with it. Jt
eaves labor, washes clean!', docs not wear
out the clothes nnd works eisily. We can
heartily rrcoinmend it to everyone who
lias wnsiiuig to ao. llee p'y. Yours,
Jli:s.P. 31. Teats.
Uloomsuoiio, l'a., Dec. 8, 1884.
Vandtrgrift i!fq. Co. :
Camden Mcnrs, Agent: I havo been iu
tlui lauuilry business constantly during tlio
past ten years, and linve tried very manv
different kinds of ftmlly washing ma-
ciiincs, one or which is me mew jmpioveil
Western Washer, sold by you, and I cheer
fully rt-commt-ml it us being tlio best one
for my work that I liayo ever tried. It
gives perfect satisfaction, anil I would not
part Willi it for double the nmount I paid
iur u u t coiiiu not procure another one,
Any person wishing to sco it iu operation
tnu em so, ny caning ut my launury.
0. II. Hitowx,
Proprietor liloomsbiirg Laudry, Dent,
lcr's new block, Main Street.
Hioomsbcho, Va., Dec. 8, 1834.
ruiirfcTji i'f Mfg. Ot. :
Oenii.kme.s-i When vourur-ent. Mr. (I
.Mcnrs, solicited mo to purchase one of
your Western Washing Machines, nothing
uui h eicairc to ue courteous prompted mo
to give one moment's attention to (t, as all
the washing machines I hud ever seen had
proved inter failures. Hut when your
agent, in a commendable shirk of fairness.
offered lo sell your machine on Its merits,
I could not refuse to give it a fair trial. It
has now done service In my laundry three
months, and I must cav that it to n..rf.Tt i.
every respect, doing (is woik thoroughly
and wltliiti.no girl can do tho work ct
two, without fatigue. It Is simply match
less. Very Truly Yours.
It. A. Suattuck, M, I),
VHY ONli! And if vein nro not
satisfied after giving it a fair trial re
turn the machine to ,our agent, and ho
win reiunii jour money.
nftKterrrijt MJj. Co.
I trouldsay that I have sucurcd tho agency for
the sato of the above popular WuUiIng ilachlne,
of the atwieitrut, lor the counties of Columbia,
Montour, Luierue and bchu lkill, and would be
pleased to deliver, and Instruct In the uso of the
washer auyono who dealrca to buy one.
C MEA&S, Agent, j
salesroom, P, fctroup's old grocery stand, Stalu tit,
12-12-ain 1JLOO.MSBURG, PA.
l:U:l Ir.l 1:1 I -J
r... . a - - m
I'uii.Atir.lmtA, rcliruary fj, ism.
If you want to know what
sort of spirit (itimet puts
into liis work, look at liis
m ci ncs t silk hern under a
nunnifyinn jjlass It is only
a 75-cent silk. That price
has to pay lor tin: silk, the
dyeing, the making, tht;
maker's profit, transporta
tion, the U. S. tariff of H Hy
per cent., and our profit
not very much for raw mate
rial. There isn't a wast':
'ounce in a piece of it. The
cross threads are supposed
to be covered no matter
about them. The wtrp i-t
as bright and c:t n mul
strong as in the hiiiv
grades: but very lilt e of it.
That's the secret of
Guinet's strength. I lis sil ;
is silk. How we manage tu
put it below competition iwcV
rather not tell just now
But $1.05 for $1.25, $2 for
$1.50, and so on.
fouthncst from the center.
That unprecedented dollar
ladics'-cloth for 75 cents
unprecedented is exactly the
word ; about fifty colors
and mottles and mixtures;
one constant quality of cloth ;
56-inch; $4.50 for a $6
dress, six yards.
If we had a lot of unac
ceptable colors, the cloth
might still be dollar ladics'
cloth ; but there wouldn't be
anything unprecedented fn
our putting it down to 75
cents. If there were some
flaw in the making, or if the
market were over-full, or if
cloths were going out of use,
this still might be dollar
ladies'-cloth ; but it would
have to go down to get sold.
Not so. The colors are
right, the wool is right, the
making is right, the market
is comparatively empty, and
fashion favors cloths, This
unexceptionable dollar ladies'-cloth
goes down to 75
cents ; and no one but us
and another knows why. It
doesn't concern you why.
Just like the black silks.
--.utlies-t Irni.l the i cnlrr.
Silk grenadines have come;
three sorts: sewing-silk, plain
open-mesh, velvet brocade.
" Sewing-silk " is a taking
name ; ought not to be taken
too literally. The silk is
twisted and waxed and very
strong, though not so strong
as sewing-silk. The fabric
is perfectly plain and woven
almost closely; $1.25 to
$2.50; of exquisite fineness.
The open-mesh is plain in
the sense of notfigured; half-a-dozen
styles ; $1 to $1.75.
according to weight The
silk is but sjight!y twisted,
ciuite strong, and locked so
light in the meshes as not to
slip with a little strain.
The velvet brocade is the
usual combination of open
mesh grenadine ground and
velvet figures. About fifty
styles have come. $2.0
Soutticatt from the center.
Fifteen-cent ginghams for
ten cents: chambrays, little
bits of checks, little checks
and not so little no compli
Surtlinett from the icnter.
Another roomful of Brus
sels today, best five-frame
Brussels, $1 a yard ; and still
another part-of-a-rooinful of
Brussels not a whit better,
$1.25. The $1.25 Brussels
are crowding out the Ingrain
best " extra super " at 60
The Moquette room is full
again: $1.25 for the richest
looking parlor carpet! Mo
quette with its long, full,
smooth pile : richness itself.
If it doesn't wear so well as
Axminster and Wilton at
double the money it is quite
Velvet, two qualities, $1
and 90 cents ' Velvet is
Tapestry cut No great
mystery about it. 'J he'niys
tery is further bad-, in 'lap
Tapestry o" many m tVs
and grades, but 'nly wo
prices; best at 75 r ins, and
all the rest . t
Those who want the very
best Ingrain for -00 o ins
a yard had better romc
quickly. And. il i.tn s..y
jt without convening a utoi,j,
.impression, those who ani
any 'tin ol carpet for il ee
quarters had ! u. 1 .o c
Market Mriit fund, mm ,1 Sin-, ai.. m
nonhwi-.i m in ivuitr l t-t-.
JOII.N W.WAM Kl li.
CheHiiul.Hilritvi Ih ni.d Mnrki- ri.i-.ib.
ami l In-1. nil Miuu.
imam m. a
Offer to the Trade their Fine Iirand of Chjaft,
Fine FrulU and Finu Confeotionorv
on hand. irch every week. Uloomi
burg, Pa. Fb. 27
liy vtrtuo of sundry wrltsl-ted out ot tho Court
of Common Pleas of C 'lumbii county and to mo di
rected, will lio cjposed to public sale at the court
Itouso In liloorasbiirsf, on
Saturday, March 14 1885.
At t o'clock, p. m., all that certain piece, parcel
and tract ot land, situate In Denton tow ship, Col.
tunbla county, Pa., bounded nnd do-crlbcd as fol
lows, to-wlt t On tno cast by landiot Jonas Doty
and lands ot the estato of William Dirrclt and
t thers, on the west by lands of tho estato of John
W. liclshllne, on tho n irth ty lands of tno estate
of John W. liclshllne, nnd on the south by lands
of F, M, I'ealer and others, contalnlns ca ncres,
moro or less, whercon aro erected a two-story
tramo dwelling house, barn, nnd other out-bulld-Inps.
Beied, taken Into execution n4 the properly of
Jacob M. llelshllno, nnd to bo sold as the property
ot Jacob M. Bclshltne. n. Ka.
.Mllller, Chlsmnn, Knorr & Wlntenteen, ntfyR.
nil that certain houo and lot situated at nuck
Horn, Columbia county, I'cnna, bounded and de
Bcrlbed ns follows, to-wlti Conmcnclliij nt a
Mono In nn alley, theiico by lot ot Joseph Snyder
on tho north, south nfty-nlno and one-Mirth east
ten perches to 11 stone, thenco Main street of Iiuck
Horn south thlrty-thrco dcRreea east seven and
threo tenth perches to a stmo by an alley, north
nfty.nlno and one-fourth degrees west ten pcrchea
to a stone, thenco by an alley and lands ot John
Applcman north thirty-three degrees west six an d
eight-tenths pcrchesto a siono to tho place ot bo
Klnnlng, containing seventy and one halt perches
oi land strict incisure bo the name moro or less
whereon Is erected a ono story nnd n half frame
dwelling house and other out buildings.
Seized, taken Into execut on at tho suit of II W.
Mcltcynolds vs. William S. .Marshall, and to bo
fold as tho property ot Wm. 8. Marshall.
Ilucklngham, ntt'y, Vend. Ki.
all that certain messuage or tenement and lot of
landsttuat in Cen ro township, Columbia coun
ty, l'enna., bounded and described as follows, to.
wit! Deglnnlng at a stono In tho public road
leading from lirlarcrcck to Orangevllle, thenco by
land of Cyrus lloono'south twen y-tivo nnd live
tenths perches to a stone thence by land ot tho
heirs of Christian Stuflley, east twcnty.threo and
six-tenths perches to n stone, thenco b land of
Oeorgo Mulllcy north twcntv.two perches to a
stone, thenco n'ong said road north eighty-five de
grees wes" twenty-thrco perchos to the place ot
beginning, containing threo acres and forty-nvc
perches ot land strict measure, bo the same more
A L S O
nil that lot, piece or parcel of land Mtuttc in the
above named township dc-cribed as fol'ows, viz :
Ileglnnlng at a pin tree, thence by land of Cyrus
lloonc Bouth thrco nnd a quarter degrees west
twenty nnd five-tenths perches to cast side of pine
stump, thenco by lands of Allen shilhamer south
eighty-eight degrees east, twenty-ono and two
tenth perches to a stone, thence north three and a
quarter degrees east soventy and one-tenth perc'i
es,thcnco by above named land north ctglity-seven
degrees wests venti-onoandtwo tenth perches
to the place of beginning, containing two ncres
and ono hundred nnd ten perches ot land strict
measure, bo tho same moro or less.
Seized, taken Into execution at, the suit ot Alfred
Bower vs. Wll l.un Klsner and to bo sold as the
property of William KIsuer. Levari r.icl.is.
AINWmUUT is CO.,
rliH,MYUUPS C'OFPKK, su nn, moiasses,
kick. st-icKs. memo sopa.c.,,v.g.
N..1. Dorter second and Arch strews.
ttiriicra win reeelce promnt attentln
ESTATE OF WM. J. HCEf.UR, DKCKAfiED.
Letters of administration turn fcarainenfonnnnrn
In the estato of Wm. J. lkelcr deceased lato of
Mt. Pleasant township, Columbia county, Pa,
have been gr-nted by tho lteglster of said
county to the undersigned Administrator. All
perrons having claims jg.i'nst tho estato ot tlio
deceased, are requested toprese ,t them tor set
tlement, nnd thoso lndebtetf to the estnto to mako
payment to tho undersigned ndmlatstrator with
out delay. Kill lKKLlvlt,
Feb 57 Administrator.
Weltlversvllle, col. Co., Pa.
Look ! Look
L IS Hi
S'RTaS 6fc ?!? D J&
Is now offering liis largo Stock of
Heating Stoves and Ranges AT COST.
Please call and examine Stock
Before Buying Elsewhere
tJCS3, The largest stock on one lloor in tbe County.
Now is the time to buy your carpets. I have the largest stock
ever brought to' Bloomsbiirg and they aro very much
LOWER IN PRICE
than last spring.
Very handsome Wilton Velvets, Body Brussels of beautiful
designs and some as cheap as Tapestry Brussels.
A very Isirge stock of
v i -iT at l"ices lower than over were known.
ard wide Ingrains as low as 20c-Kag Carpets at 35, 4.1 and fiO
cents (Wool Stripe.)
A large stock of
Cocoa Rugs, Cocoa Matting all
ou eiotns ot all grades.
STAlE md MALL CAKREX
in largo quantities, also Nickel end and
PLAN WALNUT STAIR RODS, CARPET SWKliPERS
J. J. BIlOWSKj
lirowcr'H llullUliiK.neicttQCouit House, ELOOUtBntCJ, PA.
Pa.ri Itaifj taken tn exehanse tor Carpeti. ftb ntUM
Wheat Per htlsliul
Ityei ' "
Corn " "
Flour her barrel
... 8 Of
... 8 Ou
. in ou
... a oo
... 0 to ?
IjCCSlS,jlt ItMMttlltMOtlM ttttlt III!
, Sides and xlinulilt rs
I.nrd per pound..,,,' ,
liny per ton
llurkwhvat flour per bundled.,
Hides per lb
Vcnl skins per II
HIh-cii pelts, cni'h.,
Wool per Ih
Fi;i:i)' Western winter bran, spot, ld.ss it
vi.ot'lt.-ycstcrn extra's s.Wc iM'-i.vf i l'enn'a
family, .'i.Min. in riihlo clear, Lit) a 4.rj0; winter
patent 8.0.) r.&0.
WIIKAT-l-cnnsylvanlared, No. 1, to; No. s, Bi
coitN.-tr f .
CIA is. no. a whilo , iHNo. s, au.
HAY AM) Nl'KAW 'Mm thy-fholco Western
and N"W York, tin. fair tn good Western and
New York, PI. 15. i medium Westernund New
ork, id. k li : cut hay as lo quality 16. m 17..V).
IUO fctraws.U(si, Wheal btriuv, t). is li). oat
ttraw li. ,
i:tl(is. Pennsylvania 31 j western 13 18.
Ill 'l TEIt. Il'iins)ivnhlu creamery prints .Tl (3 H
Wi-Mcin extra St ( 25.
I.I Vj: POUI.I'IIY. rowls, 10J ll mixed lots
M 10 roosters old 0.
IJllKssuu I uULTItr. Chickens extra v
10 ilroed (uikejs, extra, 15, choloe, 13m U,
Middling 11 an'. '
BLtUffli PLANING MILL
The undersigned hiving pur bin IMnnlnir ill
on KiUtroud street, in nrst-ciam condition, is pie
P ireil to do all kinds ot work in his line.
FRAMES, SAbH, l-OORb,
- BLINDS, MOULDINGS,
f urnisu-d at rea-inu-iCle prtcub All lumber used
Is wen masoned aut none nut skilled workmen
ESTIMATE FOR BUILDINGS
(urnlsuvd oa epyituArtan. I'lan imd specific
lo.in .ii-.jiimJ ban xinrlern.i-ddraugh.i,uini.
The brllgeor dli la
Ion of m nose was
i bruit half gone, the
re- ultot S3 j ears' ca
inrrn. 1 obtained n
lioitloof Ely's Cream
lialm: have used rour
bottles, which has
ibout cured up tho
no tills. I hud inc.
vlouslv tried all ether
remedies on tho mar
ket without perma
nent relllcf. J. A.
wood, 00 No th High
street, Columbus, o.
I am cured of ca
tarrh and deafness by
av.ee'UE'ey cream uaim. ,ny
MAY'r.tVtH mint was deaf, It re
stored her hearing. F. I). .Morse, Insurance, lillza
Hive It a trial. Ely's Cream Halm causes no
pain. Gles relief at once. A thoron.li treatment
win cure. Not a liquid. Not n snutT. Apply Into
nostrils. Prlco 60 cents nt druggists: im cts. by
mall, registered. Simple bottle by mall 10 cents.
KLY MtOTllL'liM, Druggists. Owego, .Y.
I'liAC II li II S Make S70 lo'$150 per month
i melting our standard Hooks
.- Hlbles. fcieady work for spring and Hummer.
Address J. C. .McCUHDY CO., I'lill.i.
mar ss-ly aid
! ! lLok ! ! I
widths, Floor, Table and Stair