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THE COLUMBIAN AJSTD DEMOCRAT, BI.OOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
Correct Italiroad Time 'ruble.
KUIDAY, MARCH 0, 1885.
Trains on the l'Ullaclclphla & It. it. le&ro Hupert
H:34 a. in.
1:12 p. m.
11:43 a. m.
0:1J p. in.
Trains on the 1). I. ft V. It. It. lcavo lllooinsburi;
7:05 a. m. 8:33 a. m.
2.10 p.m. 11:5.! n. in.
0.36 p. m. 4:40 p. in.
The 8:J3 it. m. train connects at Northumberland
vuu tnon.33 train on rcnnsylranU road, reletting
Vulliulclpul at ti. l i p. in.
Tho ll:M train connects wltli rniladclnhta and
lteuilliut road at ltupert reaching riillailL
pnuai 0:00 p.m.
TUo 1 1:51 train connects wltli Pennsylvania roail
at Northumberland at 1:50, reaching Philadelphia
at i'M p. in.
The 4:3D p. la train connects with Pennsylvania
ro.nt at .Northumberland ui VM p. in., and reaches
I'lilladelphla lit tl:i3 a. ra.
Trains nn the N. V. 11. Hallway pass Illoom
Kerry as follows :
11:117 u. m. 12.01 p. ra.
0.30 p. in. 4.15 p. in.
Krl Ikclcr, administrator ot tho estate of
William J. Ikclcr, deceased, will sell vnlu.
nblo real estate and personal properly on
the premises In Mt. Pleasant township, on
Tuesday, March 24lh, 1833, at 10 o'clock,
Geo. 0. llirlenian will expose valuable
persoual property to salo on the premises
in Jackson township, on Wednesday,
March 1 1th, 1835, at 10 o'clock, n. m.
William Crcsslcr will sell valuablo per
sonal property on the premises of John
Connor, deceaecd, In Ucntro township, on
Thursduy, March 12th, at one o'clock,
horses, cows, &c.
William Trowbridge oilers for salo on
his premises la Hemlock township, on
Wednesday, Marcli 18th, valuable personal
property, consisting of horses, cows, reap
ers, mowers, &c.
Henry Lazarus, of Montour township,
Columbia county, will expose valuable
personal property to sale, on tho premises,
ou Tuesday, Marcli 17th, 1885, at 10 o'clock,
The udmlnlstiator of Margaret Mclllck
will sell real estato In Scott township on
Wednesday, March 11th. See advertise
ment. Tho executors of John Kclchncr, deceits
oJ, lalo of Centre township, Columbia
county, Pa,, will expose to public sale per
sonal property at the late residence of said
deceased, on Tuesday, March 17, 18S5, at
10 o'clock, a. ra.
Daniel Miller will oiler valuablo personal
property, consisting of farming imple
ments and household goods at public sale
on the premises In .Main township, on Tues
day, Marcli 10th, 1885 at 10 o'clock, n. in.
Susan Hagcnbuch will sell valuable per.
onal property on the premises of Samuel
Hagcnbuch, deceased, in Center township,
on Wednesday, March 11th, 1883, consist
ing of horses, cows, harness, buggy and
household goods, &c.
Mr. A. C. Kcim of Llghtstrcet made us a
pleasant call on last Friday.
T. J. Vanderslice and Frank Vander
slice left for Kansas on Tuesday.
Hon. A. I.. Fritz attended tun Inaugura
tion of President Cleveland on Wednesday.
Charles McDowell and J. D. Terwllllger
came home on Mouday.
K. D. Lcldy was prevented from going
with the western bound party on Tuesday,
by the illness of one of his children.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Marple of Scranton
attended the funeral of J. H. Harman on
Rev. H. L. Jones of Wilkesburre, preach
ed in the Episcopal church on Wednesday
IS. H. Little, Esq., is able to be out again
after having been confined to tho house for
several weeks with rheumatism.
Among the young ladles that visited
Dlooinsburg on Saturday from Berwick,
were Mi9s Flora Hnrtmau and Aliss Snyder.
Q. A. Clark nnd A. A. Clark went to
Washington to attend the inauguration.
II. W. Sloan Is visiting in Washington.
Miss Hastings, formerly of the Normal
School, was ono of tho Presidential party
from Albany to Washington on .Monday.
C. K. Iiuckutew, Col. Freeze, C. W. Mil
ler, W. H. Rhuwn and J. C. Yocum, Esqs.
arc attending Supreme Court t Philadel
phia this week.
Our office was visited on Wcduesday af
ternoon by Miss Andrews, u teacher in
Fishlngcreck township, accompauled by a
number of her pupils. They rodo down in
George Labour's sleigh, and under the di
rection of Ell Bobbins, they visited the
Jail, Normal School, Woolen Mills, Col
umiiiax and other places of interest. The
following pupils were In tho party : Lizzie
E. Hobblus, Minnie ilobblns, Mary Hob.
bins, Lilly Bobbins, Ella Pealer, Blanche
Ammermaii, Clayton Ammcrman, ilobcrt
Pealer, Bruce Sutlitf, William ltunyan and
Among our recent callers nro II. II.
Brown, John Q. Jacoby, I. K. Krickbaum,
James Lake, 1'. Lltchard, E. D. Leidy, V.
Earnest, 1). B. Wliltmlre, Daniel Whitmlro,
Jonathan Loremuu, Joshua Davis, Turner
Eycr, W. Trowbridge, Peter Werkheiser,
Henry Lazarus, W. I'. Mouser, E. J. Al
bertson, J. F. Hlnk, F. Keefer, Adam Utl,
Geo. C. Hlrlemau, Erl Ikcler, Eli Old, H.
Neyhart, W. Blocker, S. Buckle, M. V. H.
Kline, Dayld Long, C. B. White, John It.
Keelcr, U. J. Campbell, A. O. Briggs, Phil.
lp CreasyJostph Hartzel, T. II. Edgar.
Amos Buckalew has purchased the lesi.
dence of T. J. Vanderslice on Main street.
Fok Balk. Ono full German silver
frame, six foot show case. Apply to
W. C. MoKixxey.
The Lutheran Mlto Society went with
sleds to Mr. Frederick llagenbuch's in
Centre township on Tuesday evening.
Newly elected Justices will And Fee
Bills, and u full Hue of blanks, for their
business at tho Coluhuun office.
A. E. Chaplu formerly of this place was
elected J ustlco of tho peace at Nautlcoke at
tho recent election.
Thtre will bo spucial services held In ttie
Lutheran church, Commencing on Tues
day of next week and continuing until
Tho North Brauch Conferenoo of tho
Lutheran church wus held at Espy, Mou.
day, Tuesday and Weduesday of this
Wo will turulsh our readers next week
with a halt sheet supplement giving u
full account ot tho Inauguration ceremon
ies. During tho severe cold weather of the
, past few weeks tho water mains In soraoof
t the streets of Sunbury where there was
(considerable ot gravel, was frozen, and the
5 Water Company were obliged to dig up
t the trenches and thaw the pipes by bum-
Ing cord wood over '.hem.
Fon Hent.' A dwelling house upon East
street, apply to Wm. CiinisitAK.
There was n shooting match at Hupert
last week, Thursday, 180 birds were shot
at, but we havo not becu nblo to get tho
score nor tho names of tho shooters.
The Democratic flair, bearing tho tinmen
of Cleveland nnd Hendricks was swinging
to the breezo at D. Lowcnbcrg's nn Wed
nesday, An entertainment will bo given at Nor
mal Hall this (Friday) evening by tho Phi
lologlan Lltcrnry Boclety. A drama will
be rendered, entitled "Above tho Clouds,"
A special train of ten cars tilled mostly
with soldiers from Seranlon nnd other
point", passed through Uloomsburg, .Mon
day evening en loulu for tho inaiiguiatlon
of President Cleveland.
Sunday last wo wero visited by u storm,
but n sudden change of tempcraturo in tho
evening prevented all tho snow from being
taken rtwny, and dispelled the fears of those
living along the river.
Fou Sai.u on Hext. My residence at Hu-
pert, lot 120x140 deep wllh summer kitch
en, lco house, stable, coal house, chicken
house and pig pen. Large variety of choice
fruit, possession Apt 11 1st. Teinis easy.
Hkxry S. Hi:ay,
Marcli 0-2t Huperl, Pn,
J. F. Caldwell has purchased tho slock
of A. H. Neyhart, dealer in cigars, tobac
co, &c. Mr. Caldwell is moving his stock
Into tho room lately occupied by Neyhart,
nnd 1ms leased his own ttiind on comer of
Main and Centre streets.
For Hknt In Bloomsburg, two dwell
ing houses, ono on East and one on Fifth
Street. Also carriage shop formerly occu
pled by A. S. Crosslcy. For sale a steam
saw mill, all complete. Inquire of W.
White & Conner, of Oratigevlllc, havo
purchased the Kcystono works of above
place, and combined the machinery with
what they already possessed. They havo
now complete works for the manufacture
ot threshers and cleaners and general farm
Ing Implements, as well also for dressing
lumber, making molding, siding, flooring,
The chnngcableness of the weather du
ring this winter has been severe upon those
inclined to throat and lung troubles. Al
most every country paper you read gives
an account of some one dying from pneu
monia. One of our physicians stated that
in his experience ns a physician for many
years he has never seen so many children
aflllctcd with colds resulting in nn noscss
in the head.
Wo find that a wrong Impression has
gone out in regard to our business We
have simply closed out our retail station
ery depattment, nothing more. Envelopes
in quantities not less than 250, letterheads,
note heads, tags, bill head, and a full line
of all kinds of printing stock will bo con
stantly kept on hand. This Includes wed
ding Invitations nnd a largo assortment of
culling cards. Our sample books are com
plete. Call at tho Columbian office and
The Philadelphia Timca wisely remarks :
It often pays to patronize home industry.
A Bradford man has just discovered this,
lie sent all the way In Boston for n suit of
furniture, and when it arrived it proved to
hivo been matiufiutuied in Bradford nud
s'dpped to Boston to sell. No one has a
right to ask patronage for au infeiior aril
clo simply because it is homemade, but
the man who goes away from his home
place to buy without Inquiring whether he
could get as good and as cheap an article
at home deserves and gets very little aym-
pathy when he loses money by the opera
Hon." A package of four cigars was recently
seut to ono of our citizens with no marks
to iudlcatc where they enmo from. The
recipient thinking lie would enjoy n smoko
at some friend's expense, lit one, when it
oxploded like a rocket, somewhat frighten
ing him at first. It appears the cigars
were what Is known as "Joadi-d," and are
so arranged that the explosion is made in
an opposite direction from the smoker. A
second cigar was given to a friend, and
the donor watched for the explosion it
was but a short time until it too was blown
to atoms. A third one was placed on a ta
ble and soon picked up by a party desiring
n smoke ; about the timo hu thought he
was enjoying a good cigar it was gone.
A jolly crowd rode through town luet
week Thursday afternoon in n pair of bob
sleds, drawn by four hoises. Tho party
was made up of those who started on Tues
day last for tho west, from Hemlock town-
ship, nnd was headed by E. D. Leidy. The
following are tho names i L. S. Hartman
and family, E. D. Leidy and family, Abram
StouITur, and family, James Hauls and
William P. Leidy accompanied tho p'irty
and will send for their families soon. W.
II, Shoemaker Jr., George HittleJr., Lloyd
Wluteitteen, and Bittenbender, un'
married men were also of the party. They
are all going to Missouri. Whllo riding
through town they snng "Wero going
homo" and it was sung very well.
People living along the river nro prcpar-
ing for a hasty letreat when the Ice ii'ovca
off. Tho coiitinued cold weather of the
past few weeks lias frozen tho ice to an
unusual thickness ; and In addition to
this we have had a fall of snow every few
days. Should this go of? with a sudden
thaw or a rain there will be great ice gorges
and much destruction of properly. On the
north branch of tho Susquehanna above
WilUcs.Burro there is nn ico gorge many
miles long ; whllo on the West Branch a
sorgo Is formed against a railroad bridge
four miles nbovo Lock Haven, extending
back a distance ot about eighteen miles ;
and In many places the lco is from 15 to
20 feet deep and tilled in with timber, logs
and slabs. Tho snow on tho mountains is
said to be over two feet deep. Tho frozeu
ground will prevent the water from enter.
Ing, and It will II nil Its way rapidly lo the
rivers. People living In Nescoptck, Cata
wlssa, Danville, Suubury, Northumber
land, Milton, Lock Haven and Iteuova, aro
all anxiously watching the weather indlcu
tione. A Narrow l'.ncape iroiu the Ills
Ah Act of Assembly passed In 1893, pro.
vldes that all dead human bodies that are
unclaimed iy relations, and are required
to bo burled at tho public expense, shall bo
sent to the medical college tor tho promo
tion of medical science. In other words,
that all persons who die In a poor-house,
prison, or hospital uud have no friends to
give them decant burial, shall bo carved up
by medical students. A man hailing front
Greenwood township died at tho Bloom
poor-house one day last week, who came
under this head. Preparations were made
to send the body to Philadelphia, but as
tho corpse wns over six feet long, and the
box considerably shorter, the only way to
get it la was by bonding tho knees, Bo.
tore the attempt was mudi', however, tho
body had grown so rigid that the joints
could not be beut, and so hu was burled at
tho Poor-House. Blilt knees kept this
unfortunate from tho dissecting table.
Henry S. Reny of Hupert has purchased
the residence nnd drug store ot tho lalo Dr.
Ltttlo of Berwick, and taken Immediate
possession. Ho will move Ids family about
Fine lot of Easter cards, fringed ami
plain, nt less than wholesale rates to deal
ers, at tho Colomuian ofllce, to close out
last year's stock.
Weighing good, mid all goes merry as n
Our town Is very quiet since election.
All seem pleased with thu light man lu ot
flee unless it is the defeated candidates who
sit mourning like the subllmu poet. "They
have left me here, to shed a tear, and to
play on the old Jaw.bone." Both coat
sleeves are not sufficient to stop up their
A jolly sleigh load from this place at
tended the teachers' Institute nt Benton
the 21st, all report n good time. Also a
party of ladles from Benton passed through
this place last Saturday en route for Mill,
vlllc. The Mlllvllle gentlemen report a
good time. How about thu Benton Ind
Tho pupils of tho graded schools are
preparing to givo an entertainment at thu
close of tho term which occurs about the
Several gentlemen left this morning for
ltev. A. IIoulz has been holding a scries
of meetings at Zlons Church somo two
weeks with good results. Tho meeting was
well attended nnd the preaching wns Just
the kind that must tell and did tell at this
meeting by tho addition of twenty-threo
members to the church j twenty by tho
rite of confirmation and three by rcrtlll.
cates. This congregation has lost by death a
number nt Its members for tho last tow
years which was quite a loss, but our
worthy pastor has labored with all tho ener
gies nnd powers of tho Gospel of Christ to
till up the depleted ranks of this congrega
tion caused by deaths, and to his joy, light
Is breaking and there Is reasun to believe
his labors have not been In vain.
There Is quite a large Sabbath School nt
this place in a flourishing condition.
Dr. Hawley is seriously ill with pneumo
nia. There will be an exhibition nt the Fork's
school on Friday evening.
There will be n debate nt Stucker school
on Tuosday evening.
The schools in Fishlngcreck are all in
full blast with nn able corps of teach
Kcports say wo had n sly wedding but
little Alva let It out. Children and old
women usually tell tho truth.
The salo of tho property of Ellas H.
Krum on Wednesday was well attended,
and bidding was lu prompt response to
On tho evening ot February 25th u party
of Bcrwickitcs called at Frederick's hotel.
uancing was inuulgeu in until the "wee
sma' hours o' the night," when they left,
fcellug somewhat jolly.
r rom tlie present outlook It seems as
though there will bo a general Btopping of
the grist mills near us. Tho water is so
low that Mr. Kelchner has not been run-
nlng for the past two weeks.
A number of our young ladies attended
protracted meeting at Afton. (Chance for
u good sleigh ride.)
Literary Society changed to Tuesday
evening, slnco tho close of revival meet
DuriDg the past week Mac, ono of Green
wood's lively young men, finished thresh
ing out the crops of E. J. Ikclcr, on his
farm at the cross roads.
The lecture of Dr. Waller, Jr., on Friday
evening was well attended. Subject:
"What shall we do for our Boys?" to
which the Dr. did full justice. Ho gave
some very good hints in regard to tho sup
porting of training schools.
Teachers' Institute on Saturday, Among
the numerous visitors were ex-Commis-
sioner Mcllenry, and W. O. Johnson of
Jcrseytown. Come again, gentlemen.
Hev, S. P. Heamer preached Ids farewell
sermon on Sunday night, as this finishes
his term ot ministerial work of 3 years at
On Friday night Hev. W. H. Lilley's
were given quite a surprise by a four-horse
sled load of people from Now Columbia.
Mrs. C. C. Trench, who has been sick
for somo time, Is uow convalescing.
Clara, a daughter of J. Haup, is reported
as improving In health rather slowly.
Our young people aro very much delight-
od with the presence of March Winter
und very reluctantly consent to his depart
ure, as h has so well provided good sleigh.
Ing and lots of fun.
N. M. Hartman and wife of Nautlcoke,
spent a week in these parts,
C. L. Shoemaker and wlfo ot Shickliinny,
are visiting parents and friends of this
J. Hoblus and wlfo of Tottsgrovo were
homo Sunday last.
A load of Ilagcnbuch's from near Light-
street made a short stay at Mrs. Kate
Smith's on the 1st Inst.
Hugh and Maggie Applcmai wero called
upon by Dr. House and family ot Blooms
burg, Sunday last.
Hev. Sharrctts opened at this place a
protracted meeting last Sunday evening,
Tho emigrant party that boarded a train
at Bloom station last Tuesday, bound for
Missouri, was largely composed of lifo long
residents of Hemlock. The families repre
sented were those of Lewis Hartman,
Abram Stauffer, James Harris, William
Leidy nnd Adolphus Kester. Among thoso
not yet mated wo name Johnny Hartmatv
Geo. lilttle, Clark Bittenbender, William
and Hcrvey Shoemaker. E. D. Leidy nnd
family were not permitted to Join their
companions on their trip as was expected,
on account ot ono of their little girls hav
ing taken very sick with scarlet fever,
They will bid adieu to friends, valleys, nnd
hills at a later day.
In life we meet,
In life we part ;
One knits a sweet,
The other pierces it smart.
To-day, (Tuesday,) P. A. Stroup ictutu
ed to his labors lu Sullivan county.
A sleighing party, whose names nnd re
sidence the writer has not yet learned
speut Tuesday evening nt Geo, Hnrtzcl's
but from the mcrrlness ot the loads as they
approached the house, wo judge they had
no other than a good time.
Borne of our teachers intend taking lu
Local Institute at Catawlssa, Saturday
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith will move to Bloom
David Winner offers himself as crier at
Action of the Ventre ot M. I'aul'H
church on the Death or
J, II, Itariuan. ,
Tho members of the Vestry of St. Paul's
Church, Uloomsburg, Pa,, nt their regular
meeting ou Monday, March 2ml, 1885, hav.
Ing resolved to place on record nn cxpres.
slon of the loss they havo sustained In tho
death ot J, II. Harman, one of their num
ber, adopted the following i
We, tho Hector, wardens and vestry
men, of St. Paul's Church, Bloomsburg, In
entering upon our records the death of J,
11. Harman, one of our associates, destro
to express Iho high legard In which we
held him. Ho served as a member of this
body, from 18(34 to 1874 ; and again from
1881, up to the time of his death, February
27lh, 1885. At nil limes he manifested a
careful interest in Iho nilalrs of tho parish.
filled by a long and honorable experience
m business, his judgment In the manage
ment ot tho temporalities of tho church,
was always valuablo and judicious. He
wus a just man in all tho relations ot life ;
anil wo deeply regret his loss as a citizen,
friend, and a warm supporter of tho
church. Ho was uu example to many, of
faithful nnd devout attendance In the
Lord's House, even when oppressed by
bodily Infirmity. He gavo liberally of hts
means to God's cause, and God's poor, lie
hole, for years, with fortltudo nnd without
murmur of complain-, the great nflliction
ot the loss of his sight j and with equal re-
ilutlon nnd courage, the intense suffering
ot his last days. God hns given him rest
from tho days of adversity, and wo pray,
that He who doth not willingly allllct or
grieve tho children of men, may bind up
the wounds of the bereaved family and
Mrs. Abraham Krcishcr, nn eBtecmed old
lady of town, was interred In tho Numldla
cemetery on Friday last.
Mr. David Walsh of town, attended the
final meeting of tho Mine Commission held
n Mauch Chunk last week.
The Philadelphia and Rending Coal &
Iron Company are cutting down expenses
wltli it vengeance. This week four super
intendents havo been suspended, which
will requlro ono superintendent to perform
tho work of three.
Mr. Keegan of Girnrdville, removed his
family to this borough on Wednesday.
Ed. Halty makes some flying trips from
tho Mammotli store since receiving his new
Miss Lewis, our popular milliner, spent
the fore part of the week with her parents
in Mt. Carmel.
An Infant child of John Currun died on
The Miners' Hospital 13 taxed to its ut
most to accommodate the eighty patients
who occupy cots in the building. The ap
propriation committee on their visit to the
Hospital last week were satisfied that au
appropriation of $102,000 could not be
given to a more worthy object.
Ivor D. Jones, President of the Miners'
and Laborers' Amalgamated Association,
organized a branch of the society hero on
Arthur E. Jones, foreman at the Conti
nental mine, is slowly recovering from a
severe attack of sickness.
On Monday, Patrick Fuller, employed ou
thu platform at Contraliu colliery, accident
ally struck a Polander in tho sldo with a
pick, indicting a very deep and dangerous
Samuel Lciby ha3 resigned his position
as clerk in Murphy's store.
Mrs. Burke spent part of the week with
Three of our prominent men witnessed
the inauguration of Cleveland on Wednes-
On Thursday, February 10th, Daniel Mc
Sweeny, operator or detective of tho U. S.
Secret Service, brought to Sunbury one
John Drumheller, who lives about three
miles from Catawlssa, charged with being
a counterfeiter. Ho was brought before
J. II. McDcvitt, U. S. Commissioner, who
committed him to tho Northumberland
County prison for a hearing to be had the
next day. On Friday evening ho was
glvtu a hearing and committed to prison in
default of $2,000 ball. On Saturday morn-
Ini Mr. McSweeny and Deputy U. S. Mar-
shal L. II. Martin, started for the Weigh
Scales to ariest James F. Adams, charged
with the same crime. On arriving they
found that Adams had gone to Berks
county, about a mile or two below Head-
Ing. They followed him to Berks v.ounty
and succeeded lu arresting him there at
the house of ids brother. They brought
him back ns far as Shamokln, getting there
lato on Saturday night. On Sunday morn,
ing McSweeny succeeded in arresting an
other ot tho gang by tho uamo of Enos D.
Toder, a jeweller or watchmaker, having
his shop ou Market street. Toder succeed.
ed lu getting up a llrst class case ot sick
ness. Doctors had to be called lu nnd his
condition wus such that McSweeny was
compelled to leave him at his house, plac
ing a guard over him. On Monday morn
ing they brought Adams before Mr. Mc
Doritt, the commissioner, who isave him a
hearing nnd committed him to the North
umberland County prison, in default of
ball. Col. W. A. Stone, U. 8. District At
toney, was present at tho hearing. Ou
Tuesday afternoon, Jlr. McDevitt und the
otllcers proceeded to Shumokiu In order to
give Mr. Yodcr a hearing, in case he would
not be abla to come to Sunbury on account
of his illness. On arriving there the physl-1
clan In charge gave It us his opinion that
Yodcr could be moved tho next day. Tho
hearing was then postponed until Wednes.
day morning. Mr. Martin brought i oder
btforo tho Commissioner on Wednesday
morning. He was given a hearing and
ball fixed in tho sum ot $1,500. Ho was
given until Thursday noon to furnish the
ball and In caso ball Is not furnished, he
will bo committed to prison.
Tho delectlvo found with Drumheller a
mould for manufacturing five dollars, gold
coins, and other moulds for silver and
nickel coins. On tho peisou of Adams
tby lound sovcrul counterfeit ten cent
pieces, and at the house of his brother In
Berks county they found a battery for
plating, taken there by Adams. At Ad
ams' house at thu Weigh Scales, they found
counterfeit colu, consisting ot ten dollar
gold coins nnd a number ot counterfeit sll.
ver coins and nickels, together with a lot
ot block tin and material used lu manfac.
luring coin, also n lot of tools, etc., used by
the gang. Thej found on Iho person of
Toder 9300 In ccmntuifelt five dollar gold
coins, not yet plated.
Drumheller ami Adams acknowledge the
corn und say thi-y kuew they did wrong,
and aru sorry for it.
Voder maintains his innocence and has
retained B. B. Boycr, Esq,, ns his counsel
Drumheller, Todor and Auuins wero
taken to Pittsburg, on Thursday noon, for
tilul ut the next term of tho U. S. District
Court to be held at Pittsburg lu April next.
Messrs, McSweeny and Martin deserve
great credit for breaking up this gang and
wo tiro confident will receive the thanks ot
tho cntiro community for so doing. Sun
The Pardon Cane.
On Thursday of last week the Board of
Pardons recommended Iho pardon of Chas.
E. McDowell nnd James I). Terwllllger,
who had been confined In the penitentiary
for one year and fire months, nnd the Gov
ernor, upon an examination of their case,
promptly Issued the pardon to them on
Friday, nnd they were discharged tho fol
lowing day, thus releasing them from a
year nnd one month ot additional Imprison
ment under their sentence. As the pardon
was granted upon tho ground of their
probablo. Innocence, the pardon Is not a
mere act of graco or compassion, bull of
justice, nnd was a vindication to them
against tho charge upon which they were
convicted. They returned homo on Mon
day, and many persons who have become
ncqunlnttd with tho particulars of their
case nnd their friends and families have
cause to bo gratified with tho action which
has been taken by tho Stato authorities.
Thcro was laid before the Board of Par
dons besides all ttio records In tho case,
tho testimony of fourteen witnesses who
have been recently examined, showing
that tho conviction was a mistake, and the
pardon was recommended by most of the
Jurymen who tried them, (tio having re
moved from the county and ono being
dead), by tho District Attorney who had
Indicted them, and by the President Judgo
beferc whom they were tried j and these
recommendations wero endorsed by nearly
all tho members of the Bar, and by tho ed
itors and publishers of newspapers at
It appears by the new evidence, to bo
very doubtful whether the defendants were
at Espy on Thursday tho 10th of May, 1883,
tho day of the alleged offense of robbing
Levi Michael ; because It is shown that on
the evening of that day Terwllllger was at
the house of John DeLong, over two miles
east of Llghtstrcet, nnd by request wroto
the name of John Dclong's daughter, with
thu date, in her bible with which fact
agreed the testimony of tho Commonwealth
on thu trial, that thu defendants wero In
Llghtstrcet at or after seven o'clock, ou tho
same day, and could not have been at
Espy as early as six or between six and
seven, us was claimed by tho prosecution.
It Is probable they were at Espy on tho 8lh
or Oth, and not on thn 10th, as was taken
for granted at tho trial. The new evidenco
also proves that they were seen and spoken
to in Espy after dark on the evening of tho
day when they were there, after tho houses
were lighted up and the street Illuminated
from them, when they were seen com
Ing from the direction of tho lower landing,
to which point they have always claimed
they dropped down with their boat after
obtaining it. Ibis testimony is consistent
with that given on tho trial by three of tho
Commonwealth's witnesses, that before
they obtained the key of the boat Mr. Mc-
Kamcy's store was already lighted up for
the evening, that a person's face could not
be distinguished across Main street, and
that when they loosed the boat at the up
per landing, n witness who saw them could
not distinguish their faces at a distance of
75 to 100 feet. But tho clear and uncon
tradlcted testimony for the Commonwealth
was that Michael crossed the river btore
dark, he himself swearing that It was about
sundown or a little before, and that It was
growing dusk after he had crossed the
i river anu was going up me uiu inrougu
the woods. It follows from all this that
even If they wero In Espy on the 10th of
May, they could not have crossed the river
before Miclnel nnd been encountered by
him just beyond the railroad trestllng, as
claimed by the prosecution. Still more dc-
cislvc Is tho new testimony us to what oc-1
currcd south ot the river on the evening of
Slay tho lUtli. Unfortunately, ilichae1
was intoxicated on that day, and was still
In a "boozy" condition when ho crossed
tho river and afterwards, so that his testi
mony is not very reliable. His story on
the trial was, that ho encountered two
men beyond tho river who walked with
him up tho hill for half a milo or more, be
hind hit wagon, then got on tho wagon
with him, and after riding n short distanco
and to within 100 or 150 yards of Daniel
Federolf's house, assaulted and robbed
htm, uud that he was knocked lnsensibl
uy one ot them nuu lay unconscious upon
the top of his lumber until he got on top
of the next hill beyond, where ho sat for
two hours or more in a fenro corner and
then went on to Mainville, arriving there
nn hour or two after midnight. But it is
now certain that this story, la all its main
particular, Is entirely wrong, and that the
strong probability is that ho was not rob
bed at all, but fell off his wagon and lost
or dropped his money. In addition to sev
eral ciicumstances of great improbability
in ins story, It is now proved by Miss Fed
crolf that he was not lying insensible on
his wagon wheu he passed their house as
ccudlug the hill, but that, a short distanco
beyond, ho called to his horse and (stopped
it to rost iu the road. In the next place
Mr. George Brclsh, about nlno o'clock the
next morning, found somo ot Michael's
money scattered on tho roadside at the top
ot the hill beyond Federolf's, consisting of
a ono dollar piece of silver, a live cent
piece and two pennies. At that point it is
quite possible that Michael fell off ot his
wagon, being in a boozy condition, and
dropped Ids bag of money, scattering some
of it upon the ground. The ferryman who
took him across tho liver swore on th
trial that he had his little bag ot money In
his vest pocket, and that ho returned it to
his vest pocket after paying him his fer
riage : a fact which not only contradicts
Ids story that ho was robbed from his left
pants pocket, but renders it probablo that
ho dropped it when sprawling on tho hill.
But tho fact now proved, that the frag-
incuts of a check which ho had, upon the
First National Bank of Mahanoy City, with
endorsements upon It, were found by the
roadside near Martin Kostcnbaudcr's, on
the second day after Michael had passed,
concludes all controversy as to tho guilt of
the defendants, Michael testifies that his
paper money and his check were rolled up
together and tied with a string, so that
when the fragments of tho check wero
scattered along tho roadsldo for a quarter
of a mile, evidently with tho intention that
they should never be iae-ovcred, It Is appar
ent that tho destruction, of the check must
havo been by some ono going towards
Maluvlllo, and who had destroyed tho
check to avoid exposure by having it
found In his possession, Kostcubauder's
is a mile and a half or two miles beyond
Federolf's, and where it is Impossible tho
dctendauts could havo been. Not only
were they not seen passing Federolf's, nor
tho .Mifflin road beyond, where Mrs. Naus
saw Michael passing, but tho Common
wealth proved them to bo iu Llghtstrcet
shortly after ten o'clock on that evening,
So that as Michael passed Federolf's about
nine o'clock there could be no pretense
that the defendants went two miles be
yond and iu a direction away from homo,
The chuck fragments wero found by Mr.
All. Jacobs and Henry Bredbender, who
unfortunately kept the fact secret until
slnco the trial. Whoever got Michael's
money got possession of the check alto,
and whether it was a robber or only a man
who found it by the roadside, he was
going toward Matnvlllu and destroyed the
check to protect himself. Messrs. Jacobs
and Bredbender glvo as their reason for
not publishing tho fact that they had found
the torn check, that they wero afraid ot
gelling into trouble, or being taken to
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court as witnesses. There are several
other circumstances shown by tho recent
evidence which strongly tend to prove tho
Innocence ot the defendants, but sufilclcnt
has been given above to Justify their par
don. They may fairly claim upon tho
facts now shown t.iat they are Innocent,
and although no fnult need be charged
upon the Court and jury that convicted
them as their case nppcarcd at the trial,
they are now entitled to inn acqulttnl by
Mrs. Mathias Hartman was buried in
Oroenwood cemetery on last Saturday. She
had been a member of the M. h. church
for a number of years, and died lu tho
There was another wreck on last Satur
day at, or near Allcnwond on tho P. & It.
The revival is still in progress in tho
The Luther Union in St. John's church
was well attended on last' Thursday nights,
The programme consisted of splendid in
strumental and vocal music, excellent
rsadlngs and an address by tho pastor. It
seems as It It was to be a successful under
taking. There was an altompt made to rob the
D. II. & W. depot on last Saturday night ;
but they failed In the attempt. They broke
open the drawer, and had drilled a hole in
the safe, but failed to get any valuables.
Would that wo had nomo executive ofll-
ccrs who would enforce tho laws, for there
is a nuisance la town called a tramp, or
tramps and also wo believe a law, to pro
vent it, but n dead letter, upon tho statute
books. Why not have a law, to put tho of.
fleer In Jail if he does not do his duty?
Do not forget tho Institute nt this
place on next Saturday.
Mr. Wra. Eyer Is the champion marks
man for the section, as he beat the profes
sional from nazloton, who had registered
under a false name, so as not to be known.
Wo will allow you next time to show your
We understand that Mr, Uarmon has not
been well for somo time.
Quito a number of sleighing parties have
been going to and from this place, to Dan-
vllle. Beaver, Mifflin and other points,
The curse of rum has not entirely left
this place as wc see the effects of it, every
tow days, ns a blot upon tho civilized nnd
Jeremiah II. Harman died at his rcsi
dfltjee on Market street on Friday morning
lipl. aged 55 years. He had been ill for
long time, and a ew weeks ago went to au
institution near Heading for medical treat
ment, but receiving no benefit he came
home on Tuesday of last week, and sur
vived but a few days. He leaves a widow
and four children.
jlr. Uarman was In somo respects a re
markable man. Iu all his affliction ho was
most patient, thinking more of those
around him than ot himself. As a business
man Ids judgment wus reliable, and his ad
vice was always valuable. He was widely
known and had many friends wherever he
was acquainted. His funeral took place
on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and
was very largely attended, Hev, L. Zahuer
officiating. A delegation of the Salem
Coal Company of Shlckshinny, of which
tho deceased was a member, were present
In a body.
MISS 1UKRIET HAINAN.
Within a few hours after the death of J.
II. Harman, his sister Harriet passed
away at the homo ot Mrs. W. It. Tubbs,
the Exchange Hotel. She was a member
ot tho Lutheran Church, and her funeral
was conducted on Sunday afternoon by
IUv. F. P. Manhart. Mrs. W. It. Tubbs
and Mrs. F. J. Shreiber, sister of tho de
ceased, arc tho only remaining members of
J. B, HKEKIt.
On tho samo morning occurred the death
ot J. B. Skcer after an illness ot a little
over two weeks. Mr. Skeer came here
about two years ago, and engaged in tho
mcrcantilo business at the corner of Main
and East streets. By his gentlemanly
bearing and affable manners, he built up a
nice trade, and mado many friends. It is
said that ho was never sick a day In his
life until this fatal illness came upon him.
Ho was stricken down suddenly, and
leaves a widow and four children.
Mrs. Skcer is a daughter of J. O. Wlnter
stccn ot Miflllnvlllo, Mr. Skcer was a
brother ot 0,0, Skeer of Mauch Chunk,
and his age was about 41 years. Ho was
buried In Iloscmont on Sunday ntternoon
at 2:30 o'clock, Hev, Dr. Monroe conduct
ing tho exercises.
Surprise parties are almost a daily oc
currence, hence they loso their Interest,
both as matter for local Items and pleasure
meetings, though they are of a highly so.
clal nature. Quite a largo party met and
surprised Charlie Kaso on Wednesday
A four-horse load, all jovial girls but
two tho drlvor and ;brakeman from Pine
Creek, passed by on Saturday evening on
their way to Benton, to enjoy tho privi
leges of the world, They wero merry, but
did not wrestle with tanglefoot. Benton Is
noted for entertainment and good suppers,
and tho girls knew It,
The spring-like appearances Infuse new
life Into the animal kingdom.
Mrs, Samuel Wilson has been quite low
Our qulto aged people seem to stem the
tide against time, storm and cold.
Stephen Klsncr and wife ot Brlurcreelc,
were In this neighborhood for a few day
Wheat at Shlckshinny Is 80 cts. Jpcr
bushel potatoes from 23 to 28 cU., und
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Droduco of nil kinds in proportion. No
wonder tho farmer gettetli rich, for ho has
tho straw In the bargain.
When I was Ja boy more large scholars
attended school than at present. Neither
are our schools as largo as then. Besides
tho old time fashioned manners of lifting
lints and bowing on meeting people, have
disappeared wllh progress and advance
ment, and given place to frequent Insult
and volleys ot snowballs. I'arcuts and
directors should ho frequent visitors nt
school, for there Is whore nil the elements
nnd tendencies meet and mluglo and pub
lic character formed from the prevailing
Influences surroundlnc the school, not
from the teacher so much as from the hab
its of tho dudIIs. And parents and direc
tors should sec to It, by all means, that tne
lower and degrading Influences bo sup
pressed nnd tho morp.l standard raised to
the higher and more refined, and not that
thesu be dragged down to the lower or
even to n medium degreo of tho extremes
of character found in every school in the
land, Tho school Is the nursery of the na
tion, as the Sundoy School is tho nursery
of tho Cnurch.
I urn composed of 4 letters.
My 1, 2, 8, 4 is what all should bo able to
My 4, 2, 3, 1 is botli costly and beloved.
My 4, 3, 1, 2 is to defy or challenge.
My 4, 1, 2, 3, 4 excites great fear.
3Iy whole Is tho source of general infor
ICcllpHC OftllC Hun.
On tho 10th of March will occur an an
nular eclipse of the sun, visible in the
United States nnd British America. It is
the return of the annular eclipse of Febru
ary 12, 1831. In 1831 the central line pass
ed over Texas In a northeasterly direction,
being last visible on this continent in parts
of Virginia and .North Carolina. At this
return the path will bo much farther north.
The eclipse will be annular over a line from
Cape Mendocino, Cal., in latitude 40 dc
grses, to Greenland, In latitude 71 degrees.
It is estimated that tho eclipse will be an
nular over a path about seventy miles wide.
At St. Paul the ecllpso will obscure five
sixths of the sun, but will not bo annular.
At Chicago seven-tenths of the sun will bo
hidden. In this section the eclipse will be
gin about 11:15 iu the morning and contlu.
ue until 2:30 in tho allcrnoon. Those who
have good telescopes at hand should pre
pare for the event. It is said that tho sun
will show a number of spots on the date of
the eclipse. If you have no telescopo get
your smoked glasses ready. This is the
first eclipse of t he kind for 54 years.
Fou Sale. A large lot of good hemlock
joint and lap shaved shingles. Also, n lot
of part pine shaved and sawed, at the
lowest cash prices.
Asuiicw Lauiucii & Sox.
List of letters remaining in the Post Of
fice at Benton for the month ending Feb
ruary 28th, 1885 i
Mr. Thomas Howie. Mr. F. M. Smith,
Mr. A. C. Cole, Elizabeth Sholmberger,
Miss Minnie Poust.
Persons calling for the above, please say
advertised Joux Hkacooe, P. M.
KAHNES SMITH, In Milton, Pa on
Thursday, Feb. 12. 1835, by Bcv. W. H,
Gotwald, Mr. D. II. Karnes to Mrs. Sarah
U. Davis, both ot Benton township, this
CHYDEB. CHEVELING. At the home
of G. W. Creveling in Afton on the 17th of
Fob'y. 1885, uy the Kev. H. II. Wharton,
Mr. John C. Crydor of Willow Springs,
Col. Co., und .Miss Cora A. ('reveling, of
Alton, Col. Co., Penna.
STECKEU LONG. At Danville, Feb
ruary 7th, 1835, at tho residence of J. W.
Loug, by the Hev. Mr. King, Mr. J. II.
Stecker of Threo Hlvers, Mich., und Miss
Harriet E. Long of Bloomsburg.
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SMITH, In Orungevllle, on Tuesday,
Feb. 24, 1835, Mrs. Julia A. Smith, aged
CI years and 5 days.
Umbrcllus at cost to close out stock, at
F. D. Deutler's.
Clark it Son have somo special bargains
hi black und colored dress silks. Go see
C. C. Marr Is selling goods very cheap.
See the new Spring cashmeres at Hail
man and Son's.
Just received 2 bales more of that
cheap unbleached muslin at Hartman &
bonsj heavy, 7 cts., line, 8 cts.
I'.,'0.11 yvant ,,rc63 B0("l3 of "ny Mud go
to Clark & Son's largo stock, low prices.
Try our corsets, and the
spring bustle, Clark & Son.
O. C. Marr is the
takes trade dollars.
only merchant that
See the 40 pieces of lialf.wool dress
goods 18 ceuts at llurtman Son's.
You can buy thu best light calicoes for
CcenU per yard, best dark for 4, 5, and
0 cents per yard) good muslins 0 cents per
yard nud up, ut Clark & Sou's.
O. U. Msrr wants Butler, Eggs, Laid auu
Table oil cloths at Clark & Son's.
1 enso best Hark calico at hartman
ton's, els. per yard.
The place to buv vour tali;) linen
els. napkins, couuterpuues, its., Is at Clark
& Son'if, as they offer some special bar.
1 case best light calico, S cts. per yard,
at Hartman & Son's.
Do not fall to buy a dress ot that 60 cent
dress cloth nt Clark & Son's, worth $1.00.
Men's heavy boots nt reduced prices
Ladles, you will find a handsome line of
Egyptian laces at about one-half price at
Clark it Son's, nlso a largo lino of Ham
burg edgings In white- nnd colored, Tor
chon laces, Swiss laces, Oriental laces, Ac,
at rock.bottom prices.
Gentlemen's winter underclothing at cost
Tinware at coat at variety store.
Itanges, cook stoves, cooking utensils,
ngate-lron and tinware, plows, nnd all
kind of repairs for stovos nnd plows. Low
est prices at Sharplcss' foundry.
Feb 27-4 t
Stocklugs, toys nnd notions at cost until
March 30th at variety store.
For the next 00 days I will make fine
cabinet photos nt 53.00 per dozen. Light
nlng process. Quick as wink. A full line
of frames on hand. MoKillh.
Jan 10-3 mos
all kinds nt cost nt variety
Big Bahqains. In Ladies'
Dress- Cloth, at G9 cts. per yd.,
never sold less than $1.00 per
yd., at Clark & Son's, li yds.,
wide, all wool new spring
Never out ot placo ; Hop Plasters for
sudden pains, weaknesses and strains. Al
ways sum. 25c.
The use of Iodoform or Mercurials In the
treatment ot catarrh whether in the form
of suppositories or ointments should be
avoided, 113 they are both Injurious and
dangerous. Iodoform Is easily detected by
its offensive odor. The only reliable ca
tarrh remedy on tho market to-day Is Ely's
Cream Balm, being frco from all poisonous
drugs. It has cured thousands of chronic
and acute cases, where all other remedies
havo failed. A particle is applied Into each
nobtril j no pain ; uggreeablo to use. Price
uuy cents ; ui uruggisn.
Feb. 20th-4w d
When baby was sick, we gave her CA8
TOHIA, When she was a child, she cried for
When she became Miss, she clung
When she had Children, she gave them
Hunt's Kidney and Liver Ilemedy is no
hit or miss" compound or old woman's
mixture. It is prepared by a scientific
pharmacist, with u full knowledge ot the
powers and virtuos of each ingredient in
tho class ot diseases which it cures. It is
purely vegetable and can not harm the
,'nungesi cmiri or tne most iccoie inva
id. TAKE WAKXINQ.
At this season of tho year when so many
poplc become subject to attacks of bilious
ness, kidney troubles, constipation and all
the list of troubles that arise from being
housed up, or that are brought on by colds
ami exposure, It is tho part of prudence to
take warning from the experience of others
uud provide ourselves with the means of
escape from slml'ur troubles. So wide is
ttie tame or Kidney-wort, mat great rem
edy for all kiduey and liver trouble, that
almost overy one Knows ot us great virtue
for such cases. It should bo kept in every
household ready for an emergency.
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Ask for "Rough ou Coughs," for coughs,
colds, soro throat, hoarseness. Troches,
15c. Liquid, 25c.
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bed-bugs, skunks, chipmunks, gophers.
Palpitation, dropsical, dizziness, indlgeaf
tlon, headache, sleeplessness cured by
"Wells' Health Henewer."
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Ask for Wells' "Hough on Corns. 1 Cc
Quick, complete cure. Hard or soft cor ns
"itOUOIt OX I'AIX" rO.iOUSKD l'LASTIK i
Strengthening, improved, tho best for
backache, pains in chest or side rheuma
"Wells' Health Henewer" restores health
and vigor, cures dyspepsia headache, ner
vousness, debility. $1.
und tho many throat affections ot children,
promptly, pleasantly and safely relieved by
"Hough on Coughs" troches, 15c. ; balsam,
If you aro falling, broken, worn out and
nervous, uso "Wells' Health Hcncwtr."
If you are losing your grip on life,
"Wells' Health Henewer." Goes dlrci
"llOCail OX TOOTHACHE."
Instant relief for neuralgia, toothache,
larrachu. Ask for "Houi'h on Toothache.'
15 and 25 cents.
Ladles who would retain freshness and
vivacity. Don't fail to try "Wells Health
OATARltllAI. Tlll'.OAT AITEOTIOSS,
Hacklug, irrltatini! couchs. colds, sore
throat, cured by "Hough on Coughs."
Troches, 15c. Liquid 25c.
"r.ovau ox ITCH."
"Hough on Itch" cures humors, crup.
lions, ring.worm, tetter, salt ilieum, trott
ed feet, chillblalns.
THE IIOI'E OF TUB KAT10X.
Children slow lu development, puny,
scrawney, und dellcne, uso "Wells' Health.
three or four hours every night coughing.
Get immediate relief uud sound rest by
uslnj: Wells' "Hough on Coughs." Trochu,
15. , Balsam, 25c.
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