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FRIDAY, JUNE, 20, 1885.
A hail storm passed over portions of
"Virginia on Saturday afternoon.
Ex-Minister Lowell arrived at Bos
ton on Saturday last on his return from
Postmaster General Vilas on Wed
ncsday appointed twenty-two persons
as post ollico inspectors, among whom
wero two from Pennsylvania.
Among tho hills that tho Governor
tdgned on Tuesday was that of $62,
COO for tho Danvillo Insano Asylum
and $100,000 for tho Stato Normal
Gen. W. II. Davis of Doylcstown
Pa. oililnr of Lho Dovlestown ZJcmo-
crat, was appointed ' by the President
on Tuesday to ho Pension Agent at
l'hilailelphia, vico A. Wilson jxorns,
There was a general dismissal in tho
troajury department on Wednesday.
Fourteen clerks in tho Second Control
lcrV oflioo, and eightcon messengers:
wero tho victim. Their salaries range
from S1000 to $1100.
Proaidnnt. (llnvfllnntl has hoon invit
ed to bo present at tho Compotitivo
Military exorcises to ho held at Fair-
mount l'ark, I'niiaucipma uunng uie
encampment of National soldiers thero
from Juno 27th to July Gth,
A minn in north Ashland cancht firo
tho uoorlmnrr of this week. All efforts
to nut tho firo out have failod. It is
now proposed to flood tho mine. Should
this ho dono thero will ho a suspension
ot worK tor aooui nine monms.
Tho old post-oflico huilding at St
Lours collapsed on Sunday morning.
About COO hogsheads of 6ugar was
stored on tho basement lioor, winon
caused tho buildinc to fall. Tho loss
is estimated at from $-10,000, to $50,
Dr. Cyrus Edson lectured Monday
evening oeforo tho American Society
of Public Analysis, in Brooklyn, on the
lato scoureo of typhoid fever in Ply
mouth, Pa. Ho said the pollution of
tho mountain streams which supply
tho town with water was tho prime
cause of the disease. Tho streets were
unclean, and disinfectants were un
known until tlin maladv mada its an
poarance. Such an epidemic could
only ho regarded as a national dis
grace. Sunday was tho longest day of tho
year, tho titno between sunrise and
sunset being fifteen hours. This is
known as the summer solstice, since for
several days both beforo and after very
scighb chanpo in tho length of tho days
occurs, and tho sun is said to "stand
stiU with reference to bis declination,
For fifteen days, including Sunday,
the sun rose at tho same minute and it
set at tho samo minute for four days.
Although thero was no cLango in the
minute of rising lrom tho 7lh instant,
there was a chunco of five minutes in
tho timo of setting during tho samo
Secretary Whitney's predicament in
regard to the Dolphin is not the
most pleasant that an official could find
himself in. Thero is no longer a ques
tion about tho vessel being good for
nothing. But mostjof tho money was
paid for her beforo the Secretary got
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iiiiu oiuue, anu ii is lcuruu mat uiu
"ontract drrwn up in tho Jiobeson
Ohandler-Roach style with the express
purpose of covering a swindle, will com
pel the acceptance of tho Bhip and tho
payment of the full price. Under a
Republican administration tho Dolphin
would be highly valued as a craft that
would stand unlimited repairing, but
if Secretary Whitney is compelled to
tako her he will bo puzzled to know
what to do with her. Jx.
Tho Hon. Hugh Mackin, member of
tho Legislature from tho bixth xm
trict. Philadelphia was surprised when
ho received a letter from tho Secretary
of tho Committee of St. Francis' Cath-
oho Parish, of Cleat field, Clearfiold
County, Pa., requesting him to call
immediately and tako possession of his
house and lot. During the latter days
of the session of tho Legislature Sir.
Mackin was approached by a friend
from Clearfield who intended to let
him into a good thing. This consisted
of shares in a drawing for the benefit
of tho church. Mr. Mackin paid $5
ana tooK uvo tickets. Uno was dis
posed of to Mr. George MsGowen
another to Mr. George Morgan. Mr.
John Donohuo took one, and the last
went to Mr. J. McCaffrey, of tho Six
teonth District. Mr. Mackin reserved
ticket No. -170 for himself, which prov
cd to uo tho lucky number.
There is a movement to connect
Decoration Day with Arbor Day. In
this latitude, says the Heading IHmes,
as in that of New York, where lho
movement originated, the last of May
H loo lato for tho suoscssful planting
of deciduous trees. But a tree planted
on Arbor Day in memory of some fall
en soldier could be dedicated on Deco-
rJtion Day and lho land would be dot
ted all over with living memories of
tho patriotic dead. Tho Department
Commander of tho Grand Array of the
Republic of Now York has issued a
circular recomending the practice, and
tho State Forestry Association has fur
nished every Post with a pamphlet
liiiuiiaiiuu uy uiu government giving
brief directions as to planting and
ouicr matter that will bo helplul and
instructive Tho proposition did not
come early enough for general adop
tion lliH year, but preparation can bo
iiiuum iur niiuuicT spring, wuen mo
beautiful custom rf commemorative
planting can bo established for all time,
it would be a good idea to do some
thing of this kind in this State. In
addition to lho commemorative feature,
which alono should commend the pro
ject, it would, in an indirect way, help
to cull attention to lho advantages of
more general attention to forest cult
ure A white oak will endure us long
ns n shaft of marble; and the living
monument will continue to grow in
dignity, ami iinprfbHivouess until its
ngo is couutcd by centuries.
THE BARTII0LDI STATUE-
Tho gift of Franco to tho United
States arrived on Uio Frencli steamer
Isorc, at New York on tho 17th inst.
It is a statuo of "Llbsrty enlightening
tuo world ', and is tho largest ngnro
over made It will stand in Now York
Harbor on Bedloo's Island. A grand
veccption was given tho Icro on Sat
urday, in which thero was tho greatest
display of shipping ever witnessed
thero. Tho pedestal for the statuo is
in courso of erection, and a fund of
nearly $80,000 has been raised by tho
Now York World by subscriptions
lrom all over tho country.
A Maniao With a Knife.
David Williams, an industrious min
er, of Wilkes Barre, -joined tho Salva
tion Army about a month ago. Ho atten
ded tho meetings regularlyand becamo
so infatuated that ho had to quit work.
His mind is affected. Tuesday morn
ing ho attempted to kill his little grand
child, Mamie Jones. He said the Lord
told him in the night that if ho wanted
to savo sinners ho would have to uiako
a sacrifice. An innocent babe would
but answer tho purpose. Ho accord
ingly went to tho house of his daugh
ter and requested to sco little Mamie.
When tho child was brought to nun
ho requested her to tako a walk witli
him. The child, only four years old,
accompanied her grandfather to his
home. The crazy Salvationist then
took her up in the garret and tied her
to a table. Ho returned to tho kitchen
to get a butcher-knife with which to
quarter his grandchild, when her
screams attracted tho attontlon of her
grandmother, who rushed up stairs and
saved the little girl from a horrible
death. Williams' plans became frus
trated, ho becamo violont, and rushing
out in tho street with a big butober
knife in his hands, bo mado a plunge at
every ono ho met. Men, women and
children ran before him as though ho
wero a mad dog. Koaching his daugh
ter's house ho mado a break for her
with his knife and succeeded in inflict
ing a severe gash in her arm. The in
jured woman mado her escape into a
room and locked tho door. The man
iac then stabbed a neighbor's boy, who
was sitting on tho front sloop. J.uo
neighborhood was now greatly excited
and four stalwart policemen, arriving
on tho scene, succeeded in capturing
tho lunatic after much difficulty. Ho
is now in jail.
From our Regular Correspondent.
Wasiiinotok, Juno 22, 1885.
An eminent French Statesman when
asked how he accomplished such a pro
digious amount of work each day, re
plied, "by doing ono thing after anoth
er, l resident Cleveland seems to uu
derstand this art as well as if be wero
its inventor. Ho examines all tho pa
pers in each and every case that comes
beforo him. Ho will act on all the
cases only as he reaches them in tho
course of his personal examination. It
seems as if be had an almost endless
job beforo him, but it is his way, and
be seems determined to go as bo bos
begun. 1 be candidate who depends
largely or entirely on verbal recommen
dations or lnttuenco ot outside parties
will certainly get left. Tho cases large
ly depend upon the kind of papers that
are filed, and tho President holds re
sponsible parties who recommend a man
to a strict account.
It is to be feared that in the discus
sion of appointments to oflico, tho
great and silent reform work which tho
new administration is carrying on may
be overlooked. Though less than four
months in office, and laboring
under great disadvantages, tho public
plunderers are being attacked and rout
ed at every point. Stealing of tho pub
lic domain has been to a considerable
extent stopped, though much remains
to bo done. Secretary .Lamar has prov
ed the worst enemy the railway
land-grabbers have ever met,
and ho has had tho earnest
support of Gen. Sparks, tho now Land
Commissioner. It is safe to say that
no more unearned grants will be pat
ented to the railroad monopolists, and
that as much as possible of tho land al
ready stolen in ono way or another
will bo recovered and thrown open for
settlement. The great Maxwell grant
is only ono ot a series enormous
frauds which havo been perpetrated
through collusion between the claim
ants, the territorial land of otliccrs, and
tho rings of Department onioials.
Thero is every reason to expect that
this whole system of plundering' will
now bo broken up.
Hon. Geo, Jelks who has lust been
appointed assistant Secretary of the
Interior and given special chargo of all
cases for the forfeituro of land
grant?, shows that this work
is to bo undertaken in no half
hearted way. While on tho Judi-
ciary Commitloo of the Houso Mr
Jelks showed himself to be a thorougl
lawyer and his argument beforo the
electoral commission was not inferior to
tho efforts of tho great lawyers of Na
tional reputation Carpenter Black and
Merrick who vainly tried to meet con
spiraoy with logio in that deplorable
Mr. Whitney lho new Secretary of
iuo iiuvy is eienuiiy growing 1U popu
larity with good men of all parties
Both tho Navy and the country hail
Dim as a deliverer lrom tho regime of
rings and corruption thai has preyed
upon tho country since tho war and
left our coasts in a defenseless condi
tion. The exposuro of the Dolphin
fraud will bo to tho Naval establish
ment of as great importance as were
tho Star Itouto exposures to tho Post
Tho action of tho Post Master Gen
eral regarding tho Pacifio Mail steam
ship subsidy is very significant. It
will be remembered that tho Republi
can majority in tho Senate forced the
passage of a bill giving 8100,000 to
the Pacifio steamship company for car
rvingtho mails. Mr. Vilas duds that
thero is no need of paying nioro for
carrying ocean mails than is now paid.
Since tho act of Congress is notmenda
tory but merely gives permission to
spond tho money,, The Post Master,
will, with tho approval of tho .Presi
dent, take no action in tho matter, but
remit tho sublect to Corgress for raoro
explicit legislation. It is not probable
that the Republican agents of the lob
by in Uiu Seuntp will bo ablo to again
pass the bill and tho sum of $100,000
will bu saved to the tax payer.
THE COLUMBIAN AND
Alas, Too True I
Senator Kennedy of Philadelphia is
disgusted and declares his intention lo
havo nothing moro to do with oflico or
nctivo political work. Ho has unqucs
tlonably acted tho part of a faithful
Stato Senator during his term just
Unforluatelv Ihero is too much causo
for high minded men to becoino tired
of politics and holding legislative of
fice. Thero tvas a time, and wo well
remymbcr it, when tho voters mado
I heir own selections and generally
succeeded in securing Senators and
Representatives of tho right stamp.
But lho general rulo is now, and for
years lias been, tho election of profess
ional tricksters and corruptionists.
But few men who mean strictly lion-
orablo business aio willing to comply
with the conditions of election to cither
branch of Assembly, which is to make
nominations by buying up delegates
to nominating conventions and in close
ly contested districts to go among
voters ot the lowest degrees anu resori
to every imaginable way to win them.
It is an open secret that a very largo
perccntago of our 'Sovereign people,"
including tho wearers of good clothes
ana movers in respeciauio society aro
always "on theraako" and ready to bo
bought liko pigs and calves in tho
market. Wo vonturo to say that fully
thirty-two per cent, of all tho Penn
sylvania Senators and Representatives
spend fully tho amounts of their salar
ies to will luuir nuiimuuiuii "iiu elus
ion, and "to mako themselves whole
they join the band of jobbers and cor
ruptionists at tho Stato Capitol, and
tho right minded, conscientious and
honest ones cannot fail to find them
out because they havo oyts and ears
as well as common sense.
Tho real trouble is with tho homo
votors themselves. If publio opinion
could bo brought back to a more
healthy state, wo would hear but littlo
if any moro of tho disgraceful trading
and bargaining and buying up among
nominating delegates in conventions.
The prevailing doctrino of "everything
fair in politics'' is infamous and dam
nable. Wo firmly believe that tho
boliticial fraud and swindler cannot bo
anything else than a social and
business frdkid and swindler. Tho ono
who by any sharp methods will steal a
vote, would only refrain from stealing
a pocket book because ho fears the
nenitentiarv. Tho individual who is
capable of telling a barefaco politicial
lid is a liar in any other relation to tho
community. No honest man can be dis
honest in politics.
We know men who would bo willing,
at tho fair compensation which the law
provides, to servo in tho Legislature,
and who would truly and faithfully
represent tho best interests of tho com
munity, out who win not resori to uio
methods necessary to assuro success,
and theso remain in private life.
Tho evils to which wo refer are
much raoro serious in tho large cities
than in the rural districts. It is a no
torious truth that, as a rule, only lho
professional beats, corruptionists and
barefaced frauds stand any chance
to win legis' kivo seats from Philadel
phia constituencies, and it is not at all
surprising that when a Kennedy coon
gets in among tho coteries of Phila
delphia skunks ho can't stand tho odor
with which tho Legislative atmosphere
is impregnated. If only tho solid, in
telligent business men would tako hold
of primary elections and run them in
the interest of public decency, and act
the part of independent men hy vot
ing solid against offensive nominations,
tho evil would soon bo cured. But as
long as tho citizens permit tho roosters
and dead beats to run the party machin
ery, and continue to voto merely as
party automatons, bo long will corrupt
ion and fraud continue to prevail in
tho Legislature. Mauch Chunk Dem
ocrat. We heartily endorso tho above.
What tho writer says of tho Logisla-
turo is unfortunately applicablo to al
most every political oiuce.
The New Marriage Law.
FUl.t. TEXT OP THE LAW REOULVTINIi
MAItltlAfiES AFTKlt OCTOllF.n 1.
The following is the full text of tho
new Marriago act :
That from and after tho hrst day ot
October, 1885, no person within this
Commonwealth shall be joined in raar-
nago until a liconso shall havo been
obtained for that purpose from tho
Clerk of the Orphans' Court in tho
county where tho marrlago is perform
ed, wliioh said license shall bo in form
as follows, to-wit :
Stato of Pennsylvania, County of-
ss. : To any Minister of tho Gospel,
Justice of tho feaco or other oihcers
or persons authorized by law to solemn
ize marriages :
You aro hereby authorized to join
together iu the holy stato of matrimony,
according to the rights and ceremonies
of your church, society or religious do
nomination and the law of tho Com
motiwcalth of Pennsylvania, A 15
and C D
Given under my hand and seal of
tho Orphans Court of sunt conntv of-
at , this dav of , Anno Domini
one thousand . Clerk.
For which said license- lho clerk
shall receive the sum of fifty cents.
The license shall have appended lo
it two certificates, numbered to corres
pond with the said licenso (ono marked
original and ono marked duplicate),
which Bhall be in torm as lollows ;
I, , hereby certify, that on tho
day of , ono thousand , at , and
wero by mo united in marriago in
accordance with licenso issued by tho
Clerk of tho Orphans' Court of coun
ty, Pennsylvania, numbered .
Minister of tho gospel, Justico of lho
rcaeu or Alderman.
And tho certificates marked "origin
al'shall by the person solemnizing tho
marriage bo given to lho persons mar
ried, and the certificates marked "du-
plicate"Hhall be returned to the Clerk
of tho Orphans' Court of lho proper
county, as provided iu section -l o: this
act: Provided, that in nil cites in
which tho parties intend solemnizing
their marriages themselves no suohnur
riago shall tako placo until the Clerk of
the Orphans' Court of the proper couuty
shall certify their right so to do in a
declaration in lho following form:
To A B and C. D .
Legal ovldenco having been furnish
ed to mo in accordance with the nut of
Assembly, approved the day of ,
.1885, this certifies that I am satisfied
that thero is no legal impediment to
you joining yourselves together in mar
riago. A B ,Clerk.
And in lion of tho certificate above
given thero shall be appended to such
ifuoloratlon two certificates, in the fol
lowing form :
AVo hereby certify that on tho
day of , 18 , wo united ourselves
In marriago at , in the county of ,
haing flint obtained from tho Clerk of
the Orphans' Court of said county a
dec! .ration that ho was satisfied that
ih io wero no existing legal impedi
DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
ments to our 40 doing. A B
We. the undersigned, wero present
nt tho solemnization of the marriago of
A B and C V , as set forth in
tho foregoing certificate. D E
Section 2. Tho Clerk of said Court
shall procuro nt tho cost of tho proper
county ond keep n suitablo book iu his
oflico and among his records, to bo
called tho marriago licenso dockot. in
which .ho shall mako n complcto record
of tho issuing of said licenses and nil
tho matters which ho Bhall bo required
to ascertain rolativo to tho rights of
said parties to obtain said liconses, to
gether with their ages and residences.
Section 3. Tho Clerk of said Court
Bhall inquiro of tho party applying for
licenso as aforesaid on oath or ntlirma
tion rolativo to tho legality of said
contemplated marriage, and if thero
shall bo no legal Impediment thereto
then ho shall grant such marriago li
cense, and if nny of tho persons in
tending to marry by virtue of said
license shall bo under twenty-ono years
of ago tho consent of their parents or
guardians shall bo personally given bo
foro said Clerk, or certified under tho
hand of such parent or guardian, at
tested by two adult witnesses, and tho
signature of said paront or guardian
shall bo properly acknowledged beforo
a .Notary rubiio or omor omcer com
petent under tho law to receivo ac
knowledgments, which Raid certificate
and oatli shall bo filed of record in said
office, and entry of samo shall bo mado
by said clerk on tho marriago license
docket as a part of tho records of tho
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issuing oi Bam license, uiiu iur which
ho shall receivo as his fee tho sum of
fifty cents in addition to tho marriago
license fee. and if any clerk of any
said courts shall in any other manner
issuo or sign any marriago license ho
shall forfeit and pay any sum not ex-
cceding $1,000 to and lor tho uso of
tho parly aggrieved.
Section 4. The csrtihcato provided
for marked duplicato in section one of
this act shall by the persons solemniz
ing said marriage bo returned duly
signed by tho Clerk of the Orphans'
Court who issued tho license within
thirty days after tho solemnizing of
said marriago, and tho said Clerk upon
tho reception ot any certmcate as pro
vided for herein shall immediately
enter tho samo on lho docket whero
tho marriago license of said persona ia
recorded, or if tho marriage be solem
nized by tho parties themselves the cer
tificates of such marriago shall bo sign
ed hy them, a'.tcstcd by two witnesses
and hied with said Ulerk atorcsaid.and
said certificate shall bo filed among
tho rccorda of his ofiice, and every
minister, justico or other person who
shall negleci or refuse to transmit said
certificate to said Clerk within tho
timo prescribed by this act shall forfeit
and pay tho sum of $50, and tho Clerk
who shall neglect or refuse to mako
such record without any additional fee
shall also foifeit and pay tho sum ot
$50, said fines and forfeitures to bo for
tiie use of the couuty in which said
marriago licersa was issued.
Buenos 5. If any minister, Justice
or any other officer or person shall sol
emnize the marriago ceremony or shall
bo attesting witnesses to tho samo
within this Uommonweaitit without
said persons having first obtained tho
proper licenso as herein-betore men
tioned and set forth, ho or they so offi
ciating or attesting shall forfeit and
pay tho sum ot 100 to and lor the uso
of lho county in which said marriage
Section 0. A certified copy of tho
record of said marriago licenso and cer
tificate, under tho hand of said Clerk
and seal of said court, shall bo receiv
ed in all the courts of this Common
wealth as prima facio evidenco of said
marriago between tho parties therein
Section 7. Any fine or forfeituro aris-
ing to tho couuty or any party, person
or persons in consequence of tho vio
lation of any of the preceding sections
of this act shall bo recovered by an ac
tion of debt in tho namo of tho said
party, persons or county as plaintiffs
in tho samo manner as other debts aro
recoverable by law, with the usual
costs, in any court of record in any
county of this Common wealth in which
the defendant or defendants shall bo
Section 8. Section 2 of tho act of
February 14, 1730, entitled "A supple
ment to the act for preventing cland
estine marriages, bo and tho same is
hereby repealed and all laws and parts
of lawa inconsistent herewith aro here
doldiers' Burial Liw,
The following act passed at tho re
cent session of tho legislature author
izing and requiring the county cora
missoners of each county in tho stato
to appoint a sufficient number of suit
able persons iu each township and
ward of their county at tho expenso of
the county to look after, bury and pro
vide a headstone for the body of any
honorably discharged soldier," sailor or
marine, who served in tho army or
navy of tho United Statoi during tho
lato rebellion or any precccding war,
and shall hereafter die in their county,
leaving insufficient means to defray tho
Section 1. Be it enacted by tho
Senato and Houso of Representatives
of tho Commonwealth of Penna. in
General Assembly met and is hereby
enacted by tho authority of tho same,
That it shall be the duty ot the county
commissioners, of each county of tho
State, to appoint a sufficient number of
suitablo persons iu each township nud
ward in their county, other than those
prescibed by law, for tho caro of paup
ers and tho custody of criminals, lo
look after and cause to bo buried iu a
decent and rcspectablo manner in any
cemetery or burial ground within this
State, other than thoso used exclusive
ly for lho burial of tho pauper dead, at
an expense to their county not exceed
tng thirty-fivo dollars, the body of any
honorably discharged soldier, Bailor or
marine, who served in tho army orn ivy
of tho United States during tho lato ro
hellion or any proceeding war, nnd
shall hereafter uio in their county,
leaving insufficient means to defray tho
necessary burial expenses. And the
persons "so appointed shall hold their
oflico at the pleasure of the county
commiisioncrs and shall servo without
Section 2. It shall bo tho duty of
the pcrsoiis,BO appointed in eacli town
ship and ward ii eaqli county before
assuming the cilarWTnd expense of
tho burial of tho bodyvjjpf any soldier,
sailor or marine in thvjlr township or
ward, under tho provisions of this act,
to first satisfy thcmsclVes by a caro
ful inquiry into and oxjiminatlon of all
the o'.rcumstances in the caso oi the
decoased soldier, aallor or marine,
whoso body they aro called upon to
bury, served in tho army or navy of
tho United States during tho lato re
bellion or nny preceding war and was
honorably discharged and died in their
township or wud, leaving insufficient
means to deray tho nocessary burial
exponsoj, wi coupon if they aro eatis-,
ficd that Btich facts exist they shall
tako oharge of tho body of such deceas
ed soldier, sailor or marine, nnd cause
it lo bo buried in tho manner mention'
cd in lho first suction of this net, and
thereupon they shall immediately re
port their action in lho caso to tho
county commissioners of their county
setting forth tho facts ascertained by
them, together with tho name, rank
nnd command to which such deceased
soldier, sailor or marine belonged at
tho timo of his discharge, tho dato of
his discharge, lho character of his occu
pation immediately preceding his
death, tho dato of his death and placo
of his burial, nlso an accurately item
ized statement of expenses incurred in
nnd about suoh burial, which report
shall bo duly Attested by thrco reput
able persons of full ngo residing iu tho
township or ward in which such do
ceased soldier, Bailor or tnarino died,
knowing tho fact that such deceased
soldier, sailor or marine- died without
sufficient means to dofray tho necessary
Section 3. It shall bo tho duty of
tho county commissioners of each
county of this State, upon receiving
tho reports nnd statements of expenses
from their appointees under tho pro
visions of this act, to transcribe in a
book to bo kept for tho purposo all tho
facia contained iu such reports and
statements, and to draw warrants upon
tho treasurer of their county for tho
payment of such expenses not exceed
ing however tho said sum of thirty-five
dollars on each body buried in accord
ance with tho provisions of this act, to
bo paid out of tho fund of thu county
nnd such wnrranta ahall bo made pay
able to tho persons appointed under
lho provisions of this act, to bo paid
out of tho fund of the county and
such warrants shall bo made payablo to
tho persons appointed under tho pro
visions of this act who shall havo bur
ied tho bodies for which tho wairants aro
to bo so drawn.
Section 4. It shall nlso bo thoduty
of tho county commissioners of each
county in this Stato upon the death of
any soldier, sailor or marino within
their county, who shall be buried under
the provisions of this act to cause a
headstone to bo placed at tho head of
tho gravo of each deceased soldier,
sailor or marine, containing his namo
and if possible the organization lo
which ho belonged or in which ho
served, lo bo of such material and do
sign as they may deem suitable,and tho
expense, for the samo shall bo paid out
of tho funds of the county ic which such
soldier, Bailor or marino died. Pro
vided, howover, That tho expense shall
not exceed the sum of fifteen dollars
for such headstone, and tho couuty
commissioners of each county acting
under this section shall draw a warrant
on tho treasurer of their county for
tho payment of such expenso in favor
of the party or parties furnishing such
Fourth of July Excursions-
For tho benefit of thoso who would
enjoy the great national holiday in
visiting friends or making short ex
cursions to attractive points, tho Penn
sylvania Railroad Company will sell
excursion tickets, at greatly reduced
rates, on tho 3d and 4th of July, good
to return until tho Gth, between all
stations on its lines, comprising the
Pennsylvania Railroad, tho Philadel
phia, AVilmington and Baltimore, Balti
more and Potomac, Alexandria and
Fredericksburg, Northern Central,
West Jersey, and Camden and Atlan
Council met in special soisiou at 8
o'clock, Friday evening, June 20th.
The President stated that the object
of the meeting was to consider tho
matter ot the application ot property
owners on Centro Stteet with reference
to puttiug down an extension to sewer
iu and up Centro Street, and such oth
er business as might properly bo brought
Mr. Isaiah Ilagcnbucli offered the
following resolution, viz :
Mesolued, That C. W. Miller, R. C.
Neal and others bo and are hereby au
thorized to lay a Rewcr on Centre St.,
and parts of Fifih and Iron Sis., under
supervision of tho town authorities,
and tho cost thereof, without interest
bo paid tho said parties in three equal
payments. Timo to commonco from
tho timo tho sower is completed Ayes
and nays called for by Mr. Sterling.
Ayes, Moycr, Sharpless, Hagenbucli
and Rupert, 4 votes.
Nays, Sterling, Sternor and Rosen
stock, 3 votes, carried.
Tax rates proposed for next meeting
are as follows : JNlr. Rosenstock pro
posed a 10 mill rate, Sterner 9 and
Mr. Rosenstock, iu offering a 10
mill rato reserved that all Bonds be
coming duo during tho year, with in
terest thereon, and interest on bonds
outstanding bhall bo paid and that thu
balanco of tho tax bo used as theUoun
cil may from timo to lime direct, pro
vided the 10 mill rato be accepted.
On motion adjourned to meet on
Monday evening, Juno 29th at 8
New Bates of Postage.
On July 1st the following Important
changes will bo made in the rates of post
age: 1. Any article in n newspaper or other
publication may bo marked for observation,
oxcept by written or printed words, with
out Increase of postage.
2. All newspapers sent from thu oflico of
publication, including sample copies, or
when scut from a news ogency, to actual
subscribers thereto, or to other news ngents
shall bo entitled to transmission nt tho rate
of ono cent per pound, or fraction thereof,
tho postago to bo prepaid.
3. Tho weight of all single-rate letters is
Increased from one-liulf of ono ounco each,
or fraction thereof, to ono ounco each, or
fraction thereof. Tho samo increase ot
weight Is allowed for drop letters, whether
mailed at stations where thero Is a frco lie
livery or where currier service Is not cstab.
4, A special stamp, of tho valuo of ten
cents, may bo Issued, which, when attach
ed to a letter In addition to the lawful post
age thereon, shall entitle tho letter to Imme
diate delivery at any place containing 4,000
population or over, according to tho Federal
census, wlthtu tho carrier limit of any de
livery ofllec, or within ono mllo of tho post
ollico comlug within tho provisions ot this
law, which may, iu liko manner, be desig
nated as a special delivery office; that such
specially stamped letters shall bo delivered
between 7 a. in. and midnight! that a book
shall bo provided in which tho person to
whom tho letter Is addressed shall acknowl
edgo Its receipt; that messengers aro to bo
paid 80 per ceat. of tho face value of all tho
stamps received and recorded iu a month,
provided that tho aggregate compensation
paid to any one person for such service
shall not exceed $80 per month, and pro.
vided further that tho regulations for tho
delivery of theso specially stamped letters
shall Iu no way lutcrfera with tho prompt
delivery of letters, as provided by existing
laws or regulation. J
Tho now house of Hon. F. i. Btiuman is
bclnc pushed toward completion' ns rapidly
as possible. Ho will soon bo ablo again to
(novo Into his new house, which has been
placed on tlio foundation of tho burned
There Is somewhat of a falling oh" of
church attendance, owing to the hot weath
er. They arc fnlr weather Christians.
Tho reservoir is being rapidly completed,
nnd till then the people will bo supplied
with water directly from lho springs at tho
mountain. Thero are quite a number of
people who nro taking ndvantngo to get
plenty of good water nt moderate rates.
Wlicro Is the street sprinkler? Ought
thero not somctldng bo done to stop this
dust upon our streets. Do not our busi
ness men think It will pay to sprinkle the
Slraw berries nrc selling on our streets at
from 8 to SO cents a quart.
We have a few men in this place, who,
for contcmptlblo meanness, go beyond tho
wildest conceptions. They lmnghio that
no illfTercnco what prices they fix or what
they do, that no man daro say anything,
ust because they possess n few cents, which
perhaps, Is in some ono else's name. This
is a frco country nnd liberty of speech Is
our grandest right, but they think that it Is
not and do everything they can to Injure
lho reputation and character of upright
citizens to answer their mean ends. AVc
aro glad to say that they are not plenty.
Wo nro glad to notlco Hint canvassing tor
tho offices has not been much resorted to
thl3 Summer and hope tho timo will como
when a man need not spend a small fortune
to obtain an ofllec, but that tho people will
not tolcrato a man for an officer who trav
els for votes. "Let tho office seek tho man
and not tho man the ollico," should bo tho
motto of t'ic citizens.
Diphtheria in this place is confined to a
few families and thero should be used the
utmost caution to prevent its spread, as it
is ono of our most dangerous diseases.
The fhhing party consisting of Messrs.
ltliawn, Gilbert, Smith, etc., who intend
camping on the Island, expect a grand lime,
fishing nnd boating.
There was a good attendance at Quaker
meeting on Sunday last. Eminent preach
ers from abroad were here. Tho bulldlug
was built about 1787 anil stands in a grovo
of ancient forest trees, telling us of the
mighty monarchs of tho forest who once
occupied tho placo whero now the dim nnd
hum of busy trado nnd manufacture is now
being carried on.
Where is the grand parade for tho fourth
of July? Will not some enterprising citi
zen start the ball rolling and give us some
thing worthy of the grand day?
Mrs. Nancy Kline, mother of M. V. 15.
Kltne, died last week and was buried last
Tuesday in Greenwood cemetery. She had
a very sudden death, being as well as us
ual In tho evening and n corpso In tho
morning. The cause of her death is sup
posed to be heart disease.
A Wlfe'H Expenses.
Many married men blunder in the man-
ngement of home expenses, although not
ono bridegroom in a thousand, standing
proudly at the altar with the woman of his
choice, would believe tho thing possible
were some truth telling prophet to whisper
to him: "In one, or in two, or in flvc years
your wife will want money for needful ex-
penses, personal to herself, or for your
common advantage and comfort, and will
shrink from asking you for It, lest you
should upbraid her for extravagance, or
chide her for folly. What a blush would
mount the check of an ingenuous, well-
meaning young man at such an aspersion I
He Is quick to resent it. Nevertheless, in
half thu homes in tho country, because the
husband holds tho funds and the wife must
ask for her share, thero Is exasperation,
there Is false shame, there Is undreamed of
distress. And the trouble springs not out
of penutious men (for men arc usually
open-handed, generous, and nnxious to
treat their wives and daughters with liber.
nllly), but has Us genesis in a mistaken
prluclpal at tho beginning. Indulgence,
liberality and generosity arc terms wholly
inapplicable to tho situation when we nrc
speaking of tho relations of husband nnd
wife. Tho ono docs not dlspcuso an alms;
tho other docs not accept a charity. They
aro partners .in the business of life. It is
his part to do the providing, and hers to
look after the use of the provisions. lie
attends to the out-door economy; sho to
that of tho Interior; economy being taken
In its root-seiisc of systematic government.
"Iu true marriage lies no equal not una
qual;" yet there can be nothing but tho
farce of equality whero the wife must ac
count to the husband for every dime, and
the husband, forgetful of the consideration
due his wife, allows her to bo fretted and
worried, worn to shreds, and subject to
petty mortifications, because flvo days oul
ot seven sho Is tho possessor of an empty
purse. Entire openness and confidence as
to tho resources of tho firm, a definite and
exact method of keeping household lie.
counts, and a recognition that bricks can
not be made without straw, and that a cer-
tain approximating annual expenso must
bo proportioned to the position tho family
occupies iu the community, would so far
bring In a mlllcnlum in American homes
Hiram Kvcland Agent for tho best
celebrated Johnson mowers and har
vesters reports having a reasonable
good success. Tho machine is a very
uno ono u (iocs not need a rccomend
tion for they recomend themselves.
The dav laborers nt-n linniiif nv
the fence looking at the grain and sing
ing "in mis wneat, oy anu uy.'
ig "In Una wheat by and by.
W. ?.. Wnwvv nnil Bletni-ti n-Mil n iri.il
. J .vv. i""
ii ineir reiauyes over mo river on nat
urday and aunday tho lath and
iney ruiiori, a very goou lime.
On last Tuesday evening tho
Afr. -Tnlin Afnwrw wna tnlrnti lit. n
urine, whitn w .ilk
saw eomo ono coming down tho road
una wuen no oatno near enongu no
recognized it to bo his own brother
U'hn hfltt bpin nliint. frnm lit in fnr
just forty yours, ft joyful meeting (liat
lug feeling of
cibaustkm u ItUout ettort, wlilcli mulei Ufa
A burden to 10 maur people, U iluo to tho
fact tliat tho Moo.! U (wor, aint tho vitality
consequently feeble. If J'ou ara lutrcrlni
from lucli fecllngi,
U Juit what )0U need, nnd Mill do jox Incal
Nq other preparation to concentrate! anil
combines Mood purifying, TltaUiIng, enrich
ing, and lnili;oratliig qualltioa m Ariu'a
Dr. J.C. Ayor&Co., Lowell, Mass.
SolJ by all DruggiiU) II, lis bottlel for f5.
"TOTA WNKBH and how 1 cure It, by one who
trctttmenu Address, T. S. I'AUHNo. ij Kast
NL. 7Vfw l flrk'. .inri.i lit.titr .1
BEST TONIC. ?
This medicine, combining- Iron with pure
..i.M. innl.t nnlrklv find romti
t'ur llTpeplii ImllnrMlon, nlnr.
Impure lllnoil, 3lnlarln,Jlilll nnd Fever
ami Nenrnlaln. , , . .....
Itlsan unfailing remedy for Dlscasci oflho
It Is lnvaluablo for Dlsoacs peculiar to
Women, and all who lead ecdentary lives.
ltiloes not injuro the teeth, cause headachc.pr
produce consttpntlon-olAf Iron mcdleinn ilo.
It enriches and purifies the blood, ftlmulatcs
lho appetite, aids tho nslmllatIon of food, re
lieves Heartburn nnd Jtclchiiig, and strength
em the muscles and nerves.
For Intermittent Fevers, Lassitude, Lack of
Energy, Ac, it has no equal,
4- The genuine has abovo trado mart and
crossed red lines on wrapper. Take no other.
.j.eiir nRoymiinicn Co-tumour. .
powder nvor varlna. A marvol of purity
cnTthand whoiesomnesi. Ioro economical
an too ordinary kin-Is. and cannot bo sold In
omnatltlon wltn tho multitude of low test, short
weight, alum or phosphate rowders. Sold only
In C.D3. ItOYAL IUR-INU POWDKR CO , KM Wttll-St.,
N. V. augii-iy.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE
By virtue of an order ot tho Orphans' Court of
Columbia county, thero will bo exposed to pub
lic sale, on tho premises, In Hemlock township, In
said county, on
Saturday, August 1, 1885,
nts o'clock In tho afternoon, tho undivided six-
sevenths interest, late ot ncnjamln liomboy, do-
ccased, In tho followlnj described real estate, to-
A valuable farm situate in Hemlock township,
on the public road leading from Uuckhorn to Jer-
seytown, about ono mllo from Uuckhorn, bounded
by lands ot David Wagner, Evan Thomas, Matutas
Heller, (now William ltambo, and William Key
cstato) Isaac Wagner (now Phillip Stroup,) John
Sillier and David Wagner containing
and 010 hundred and tlfty-nlne perches, moro or
Tho Improvements nro a
Two Storv Frame House,
a spring houso over a never-falling spring of wat
er, n, hen house, a largo bank barn, about 00 by 40
feet, a good grancry, wagon house, hog house,
elder houso and corn crib. A well of water at the
houso uud ono also at tho barn.
Tho land is dlvldod into convenient Ilelds, w 1 111
water In each Held, except two. Tho farm is well
adapted for grazing and farming purposes; about
ten acres of tho property Is wood'and, set with
chestnut, rock oak and oilier timber. Thero is a
fine young npplo orchard, n young poach orchard,
03 well ns a choice variety ot cherry, plum and
other fruit trees.
Conditions mado known on day ot sale, by
U IU BOM110Y,
N. U. Funk, Attorney Administrator
Also, at the same timo and placo, tho under
signed will cxposo to public salo tho rem alnlng un
divided ono-soventh Interest In tho nbovo describ
ed real estate. SAlt.MI IIOM110Y.
June 22 1883.
Plumber an gaa fitter. Koar of Schuyler's hard-
w ru iu ru.
All kinds of fittings for steam, gas and water
pipes cuusianuy on uauu.
Hooting and spouting attended to at shoi t no
Tinware ot every description mado to order.
Orders left at Schuyler Co's., hardwa-.e storo
win be rrompiiy nueu.
Special attention given to heating by steam and
noi v aier.
. A handsome VAHli LAMP five
" . VHVVVv with a f 5 order for Tea and con-.
i UUiittMop- An Iron tuono CHAMllKlt
nET, 111 pieces, OrnTUAtiET, 4
nieces, or a hamlsonu lillONZK llANCINd LA1I
glten with a f 10 order. A CHAMllKlt SET ono
gleees,wlth blue, maroon or pink baud or an IKON
TONK CHINA TU hi: I' ol KJ pieces, ora (ILASS
m.i in ou pieces uivuiimiu uxiv uruer, iiainij.
somij I'KKMIUMS, consisting of Decorated China
Waro in Tea Sets, also Dinner and lea sets com.
blned, and Chamber Sets etc., etc, ghen with
orders for 118, t-M, I S3, iss and 50. Send for clrcu
lar, which willglvoyou full particulars. (lltANU
ii.mu.-4 tea cuji i a rw a south Slain St.
twiKcs iiuire, ru. ueauquar
ters so Front street, Kcw
KErilKSKXTS THE F0LL0WINO
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES
North American of Philadelphia.
lvnnsylvanla, " "
York, ot Pennsylvania.
Hanover, of N. Y.
oueens, of London.
North lirltlsh, of London.
Office on Market Street, No. 6, Uloomsbuig,
Rose Leaf, Fine Cut,
navy Ltippinqs 4
V. 1 j.Vt "V ".lu ft"" wr II.
:!'!!, V' U'" d-. W imii. cMllniu na
...jum .u. wnui. ft- illur lU-iund. liMii
Mivod liKli Miw,uiium. kul4 Ij w Wuli
Junu 2fl.4w j
JOB QRK NEATLY
rl:l III 11 X?
W Troyal m'r.j 2
ELECnATEiH'i .i'V,'" rr,
JOHN W. HOFFMAN,
Subject lo tho Utiles ot tho Democratic parly,
subject to the rules of tho Democratic parly.
K. M. KUNICUL,
sublect to tho rules of tho Democratic party.
subject to tho rules ot tho Democratic party.
H. 0. KKLOHNKIt,
subject to tho rules of tho Democratic party.
Memoirs of y.S. GRANT
tiia nwn nnmnnt. of tlin eroitpst military Btrutrirln
ot modern tlirn-H. 100,0UiiI I orders already taken.
llll sell immensely, rur p.um-uiuia, uuim-TO
HUlUiAltl) liitos.. rub'8.,723 Chestnut St.. riiiia.,
j uno sihit u
W.OOMS15URG MARKET. -
Wheat per bushel
live " "
03 1 05
00 & 0 40
5 to 7
Com " "
Oats " "
Flour per barrel
Skies nnd shoulders.,
L-ard per pound
nay per ton
Hides tier lh
Veal skins per lb
Wool per lh
FEED- Western winter bran, spot, 14 Q u.to
Itcd middlings 15 W 1G.5D
FLOUR Western extra's 3.50 8.87; renn'a
family, 4.00 tss Ohio clear, 4.81(3.4.75; winter
vt uftAT l'cnnsyivania reu, o. j, i,u-.
OATS. NO. 3 Whlto Gt 41 NO. 2, 45
HAY AND STUAW Timothy Cholco Western
and New York, v- fair to good Western nnd
New York, SO. 21. ; medium Western and New
York, 10. w 18. ; Cut hay as to quality 15. 3 17.50.
Hjo straw so $ 81, Wheat straw, 13. 14. oat
Edits. Pennsylvania 13 v; western in (sun ,v.
BUTTEIt. Pennsylvania creamery mints 28 (A 30
Western extra 17.
LIVE I'OULTHY.-Fowls, 13, mixed lots 13X
II, roosters old oat.
ESTATE OF WILLIAM WEBB, DECEASED.
Tho undcrshTned. auditor annolnlod bv airreo.
ment ot counsel, by tho Orphans' Court of Colum
bia county to mako distribution of the fund In the
hand3 ot William Hart, Trustee, nnd also to re
port a distribution ot tho sum Bccured In tho pre
mises according to tho terms ot sale and tho or
ders ot tho court, will sit at his oflico, in Blooms
burg on Friday, July loth 1W5 at o'clock, a. m
for the purposes ot his appointment when and
whero all persons having claims against said es-
uue uiusL uppeur uuu prove iuu same, or oo ue
barred from uny share ot said fund.
N. U. FUNK,
may 29 Auditor.
ESTATE OF DYEH C. M0S9, DECEASED.
Notlco Is hereby given that tho undersigned, w ho
has been appointed by tho Orphans' Court, an au
ditor to distribute tho fund In tho hands ot the ex
ecutor ot said estate to claimants on tho ostato
and to legatees nnd distributees under tho will ot
said decedent, will attend at tho onlco ot John (1.
Freeze Esq., In lilootnsburg, on tho 10th day of
July, lo, for hearing In said estnto, at 10 o'clock
In the forenoon, when and where all persons hav
ing claims on said estato aro required to attend, or
be foreier debarred from coming in on said fund.
JOHN C. YOCUM,
ESTATE OF THOMAS CKEVE1.IKO, Jit., UECEASED.
The undersigned auditor appointed by tho or-
Chans' Court of Columbia couuty to mako dimin
ution of the funds In lho hands of tho adminis
trator ot tho cstato of Thomas Crevellng, Jr., lato
ot Scott township, deceased will sit at his ollico lu
liloomsbtirg on Tuesday tho 7th day of July, lBSD,
between tho hours of u o'clock a. in. nudto'clock,
p. m., nt which timo and placo all persons having
claims agatns tho said fund must appear and pre
sent th3 samo or be forever debarred tromlrecelv
lngany share of said fund. H. V. WHITE,
June Mil Auditor.
By vlrtuo of a writ ot Ft. Fa, issued out ot the
Court of Common Picas ot Columbia County, and
to mo directed will bo exposed torubllc Salo at
lho Court House, In Bloomsburg, on
Wednesday, July 8th, 1885,
at la o'clock p. m. ; All that certain lot or pleco
of ground situate in the Borough of Bcrwlck.coun
ty ot Columbia and State of Pennsylvania, bound
ed and described as follows, to-wlt : On tho noi tu
by Second street, on tho east by lot of Sirs. LUzie
Wilson, on tho south by Front street, and on tho
west by line street, being nlncty-nlno feet In
width, along eald Front street and said Second
street, and ono hundred and elghty-ono and one
half feet in depth along said Pine street and said
lotofJIrs, Ltale Wilson, on which aro erected a
two-story frame dwelling houso at or near tho
north-cast corner,a oao-story framo shop or dwell
ing houso at or near the south-east corner, a two
story fraino dwelling houso at or near tho south
west corner, a stable at cr near tho north-west
corner; together with nlso other outbuildings.
On tho said lot or pleco ot land thero nro also fruit
trees, vines, Ac.
Seized, and taken Into execution at tho suit of
William Faust and It. Berger vs. Joseph Faust,
and to bo bold as tho property of Joseph Faust
I'l. Fa. JOHN MOUItEY,
Jackson S Hartley, Attj-s. Shcrtlt.
Juno 12, 1M3.
ESTATE OF WILLIAM T, IIK38, DECEASED.
Letters of administration on tho cstato of Wil
liam T. Hess, late ot Benton township,
Columbia county l'cnnsyivania, deceased hato
been granted by tho lleglster ot said county to tho
undersigned Administrator. Allporsons having
claims ugalnst the estato of the deceased aro re
quested to present them for settlement, and thoso
Indebted to tho estate to mnko payment to tho
undersigned administrator without delay.
Juno 20 Ow' Administrator.
Tao Commissioners will receivo proposals on
Tuesday the Jth day of July A, D. Isdi, at 2 o'clock
I'. M., to roof tho court houso with slate and fur
nish all materials. Plans and specifications can bo
seen at their onlco. 'lho commissioner's resero
tho right to reject any or all bids.
STEPHEN POHE, ) rrnnrv
WAHUINOTON J'AllIt, VUJ?.
ELI MKNDKNIIALL. J t-lBS.
Attest! Jouk u. C'asev, Cleric
Commissioner's Ofllec, Bloomsburg, Juno ICtli,
APPLICATION FOIt CIIAHTEU.
Notice Is hereby ghenthat an application will
bo inade to tho Uou-rnor of the Stato ot l'cnnsil
vanla on Friday the J1 th day of July, A. D lss.1,
under tho.Act, of Assembly ot the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, entitled "An Act to provide for
the Incorporation and Uegulallon of certain Cor
wratlons," approved April S9, l74, and tho sup
idemeuu thereto, for the charter of nn In
(ended corporation to bo called "Tho school
Furnishing Co., of Bloomsburg" tho character
and object whereof la for tho punioso ot tho
inanutacturq of bchool and church lurulturo
and suppl es and geueral planing mill, foundry
and machiiio work.and for theso punioses, to havo
ijoasosa and enjoy ull the rightsbcncUts and prlv.
lieges of tho said Act of Assembly and Its supple
inents. The names of tho subscribers to tho certltlcato
of organization aro u. w. Allller. D. J. Waller, Jr.,
iWm. ll, lteber, A. z, Schoch and J. c. Brown.
- w MILLEH, President.
P, 1', BILLMEVElt, Beo'y,
' Juno 13 It.
M.h KIND OF JOH PHINTINu
ON SHORT NOTICE
AT THIS OFFIOK.