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J. S. Biflnbsnder.,f Ellt'
FKIDAY, NOVEMBER, 27, 1885.
VICE-PRESIDENT HENDBIOKS DEAD.
Just ss wo go to press wo loam that
Vieo-Prosidetit Iltmlricls died very
suddenly nl Iiih resideuuu at Indianapo
lis a few initintca beforo livo o'clock,
Wednesday afternoon of paralysis of
Iho brain. Will givo n full ocoonnt
Tho Sentinel of tho 13 lust com
plained because tho "Notioo to Tax
Collectors'' is not published in its col
umns, and incidentally criticizes John
5. Caicy, commissioners' clerk, for ad
vertising it over his own name. Mr.
Casey lias simply followed tho prece
dent established by his predecossor in
office, William Krickbaum, in so ad
vertising this notice. Wo lind in tho
files of tho Coi.umiuan of August 25th
1876, a "Notice to tax collectors,"
Bignod by William Kriekbai'm, Com
missioners' clerk. Another similar
notico appeared October, G, 1870 s and
another on December 21, 1877. A
notice to assessors appeared November
24, 1870, with tho samo signature,
and a notice concerning a county loan,
signed in tho samo way, appoarcd
September M, 1877. Previous to Mr.
Casey's incumbency there was no sys
tem in tho form of publishing tho no
tice to tax collectors. It was signed
sometimes by tho commissioners,
sometimes by tho clerk, and once, in
1878, by tho county treasurer. As it
is only a matter of form anyway, tho
slur falls short of its intended effect.
Tho milk in tho cocoanut is that Mr.
Krickbaum wanted to bo mado com
missioners' clerk and failed, henco his
attacks on John B. Casoy his, success
The Scalp Law.
It would bo well if all tho farmers
and farmer's boys in this Common
wealth know that on tho 23d of last
Juno tho Legislature passed a law for
the benefit of agriculture and tho pro
tection of game, by offering a bounty
$2 for every wildcat killed, $1 for
overy led or gray fox slain, and 50cts,
lor every mink, weasel, hawk and owl.
Persons killing any of the above, and
desiring to avail themselves of the
provisions of tho law, must go before
a justice of thu peace with the slain
bird or animal and make affidavit of
the time and place of killing, or the
pelt of tho animal only may bo pro
duced. The justice thereon will Ustie
a certificate directed to the Commis
sioners of tho county in which the
animal was killed, stating when, where
and by whom, whereupon the Commis
ioncrs will give an order upon the
County Treasurer for the sum called
for. If any one fraudulently tries to
collect such premiums a fino of 500
or one year's imprisonment, or both,
awaits his illegal enterprise.
Patent? granted to citizens of
Pennsylvania on Nov. 17, 1885, and
reported expressly for the Coi.umhiak
by C. A. Snow & Co. Patent law
yers, opposito U. S. Patent OIHce,
Washington, D. C. : R. G. Nagle,
Bangor, Water elevator ; I. Brooke,
Pottstown, Nutlock ; A. Cannon, High
Spire, Vegetable Cutter ; II. B. Chess
Pittsburg, Uoll grinder ; W. P. Con
nor, Bloomsburg, Umbrella Frame ; J.
L. Cousins, Kane, Heat regulator for
incubators j J. II. Crenier, Braddock,
Drying air. Wm. E. Depp, Brook
ville, Toy ; J. Lee, Plymouth, Hy
drant i A. B. Farquar, York, Power
Hat press ; B. F. Gorsuch, Mai tins
burg, Fifth wheel ; M. II. Gray, Pitts
burg, Expansion joint ; W. II. Grier,
Hazleton, Vehiclo spring; J. T. Ham
bay, Pittsburg, Switch & Signal ap
paratus ; M. O. Hawkins, Edinbor
ough, Engine governor ; A. T. Iloiser,
Scranton, Shovel handle ; R. A. John
ston, Roller skating devbe ; W. II.
Stetson, North East. Steam engine
governor ; J. G. Bickel, Morton, Hy
draulic brake j J. A. McConnell, Pitts
burg, Cigar bunching macluno ; F. L.
Mcllvaine, Gap, Rotary Engine j CJ.
E. Williams, Pittsburg Regulator
Valvo ; J. A. Poi't, McShcrrytown,
Tobacco treater ; S. C. Rhodes, Brad
ford, Mcchanism for converting mo
tion ; A. L. Rich, Allegheny, Bustle j
F. W. Roborshaw, Pittsburg, Hoze
nozzle ; J. W. Roop, Harrisburg,
Bji bed fence machine ; W. L. Scaife,
Allegheny, Tubo joint ; R. II. Smith,
i'lttstmrg, was producer j Ji. A. Ueli
ling, Bethlehem, Water circulation.
The New Tax Laws.
The theory that personal property
should pay its share of taxes is a good
one, but tho laws nt present in force do
not reacli tho desired result. Tho now
tax law is cumbersome, and is object
ionablo becauso it compels every man
to make known his privato business to
tho public. Tho Lancaster Intellajen
cer calls it an abortivo law, and says :
. "Wo l'mltro that tho new state tax
law will provo a failure and that its ad
ministration will bo abortive, if iho
blanks and instructions furnished to
the assessors aro a fit presentation of
its plan and operation. Tho tax-pay
ers aro required to make out a com
plete statement ot their aituirs, accord
ing to rather confusing and obscure
instruction, under pains and penalties
ot perpiry it they talsify and, if they
decline to maku return, Uis assessor can
guess at their proper assessment, tho
commissioners will ndd ou per cent, and
tho victim can appeal.
Wo predict that very fow returns
will bo made tinder these circumstan
ces, and tho assessors will go on guess
ing, making assessments at their own
sweet will, letting thoso whom they
favor escape, piling it on to whom
tlioy dislike, and tho incbtnlity and
unfairness of tho result will bo aggra
vated rather than relieved by tho uni
form addition of fifty per cent.
Tho law 6ceni3 to bo lamo and inade
quate; it will not enforce itself, it is
plain; and tho plan it provides for its
enforcement is no iuprovemcnt on
Steps have been taken in Berks
county to test tho constitutionality of
tho law, and Chester county will follow
suit. A pool composed of taxpayers
of tlio two counties has been formed to
resist tho law. Tho matter is exciting
much intrest, and the unpopularity of
tho law is manifested in tho earnest
endeavors of tho pcoplo to fight it j
THE COLUMBIAN A.ND
The Murder of John Skarploss.
TUB AOEl gUAKKU I.KAVKS 1119 HRK-
sun: at nioiit to hum a tiiav-
EI.Kll IN D1ST1IKSS, AND 18
KK.t.l.KI) I.1KK AN OX
John Shnrpless, a vonernblo Quaker,
02 years old, who had not an enemy in
tho world, was decovod from his tiro-
sldo noar Chester on Sunday night into
a barn 100 feet from his door and bru
tally murdered. Mr. Sharploss was
tho head of tho descendants of tho
John Sharplcss who came to this coun
try with William Penn, and tho mur
der was committed upon land that tho
founder of tho Commonwealth oavo to
tho (Junker pioneer of what was to bo
one of tho most prominent Pennsylva
nia families. There was no possiblo
reason for tho crime except wanton
bloodthlrstiness or a desiro to rob or
outrage. Tho perpetrator was cither
a colored man or a whilo man with his
face blackened, it is not certain which.
The nharpless family Uvo quietly
and at pcaco with all thu world upon a
iarm of sixty-live acres, two miles
from Chester. John Sharplcss had
been a farmer all his life, and from
Quaker thrift was wealthy. Ho was
always looked up to by the members of
tho Society of Friends as a leader
among them, When tho Sharpless
family in 1882 eclobrated tho bi-cen-tcnnial
of tho arrival in this country of
their first American ancestor, John
Sharplcss, tho Chestor farmer presided
over their festivities and congratulatory
Tho farmhouse, a fino verandahed
building, is about two hundred yards
from tho road. It is surrounded by
tall trees. At night the country is
dark and unfrequented. The nearest
farm to the Sharpless homestead is thai
of Joseph E. Mickle, a third of a mile
jUr. bharplcss, his wito and Miss
Pratt, his wife's sister, wore sitting m
their largo parlor on Sunday night,
conversing quietly beforo going to bed.
The anoicnt caao clock had just
struck nino when there was a loud
knocking at tho door. The old man
lifted up one of tho lamps, and, going
to the hall, took down tho heavy chain
and undid the bolts. It was raining
bard, and a tall, heavy man, with a
black face, stepped hastily in. Ho
wore a slouch hat, which completely
coyered his hair. A handkerchief un
der his chin hid his neck. IIo seemed
to bo thoioughly wrapped up. They
thought at the limo that it was to pro
tect him from iho rain.
"Good evening, friend," said the
farmer, kindly. "Whai can I do for
"I was driving a buggy up the road
with three la lies in it," said tho man,
"and the traces broke. If I could get
a rope wo might fix it and go on."
'I will put tho harness in my Bt'ible
at thy disposal," responded John Sharp
less, who was a mm who never turned
from his door anyoii) for whom he
could do anything. It was well known
in tho vicinity that ho always gave
lodging to any wayfarer. Then tho
old man bustled about, putting on Ills
broadbrim hat and heavy overcoat,
buttoning the collar up to keep out
tbo rain. Whilo ho was thus engaged
Mrs. Sharpless converged with tho
stranger to put him at his cap. He
stood in the entry and awkwatdly anx
ious to ayoid tho light. Mr. Sharp
less noticed that tie had projecting
teeth and a pi eminent nose. There
was somtoVuig queer about tbo upper
lip that made her think that ho had
ill fitting false tee'.li or something in
his mouth. It impeded his speech.
His skin seemed artificially blackened.
"Is it a white or a colored maul" she
whispored to her husband as ho light
ed a lantern and prepared to go out.
"I think he's wiiite," Mr. Sharpless
answered, and then both lelt. Tho
men went toward tho stable, 100 feet
from tho house. Tho women discuss
ed tho unfortunalo position of tho
ladies waiting in tho dark and lonely
road. Both Miss Pratt and Mrs.
Sharpless regretted that tho ill-favored
coachman had not accepted their offer
to go and invito the ladies into the
house pending repairs to tho convey
ance. It was raining quite fiercely,
and the trees outside creaked loudly
as they bowed to tho heavy wind.
Half an hour passed and Mr. Sharp
less did not return. The women be
camo uneasy. Miss Pratt determined
to go out and see if she could see any
thing ot tho party to whom the acci
dent had happened. She waded
through mud and puddles to the stable,
where a light was burning brightly.
She called loudly to her brother-in-law,
but there was no answer. She was
afraid to go in tho building. She then
w.ilked through tin storm to tho ad
joining farm to ask tho assistance of
Mr. Mickle, as there wero no men in
the Sharpless farmhouse and she was
jearful of danger.
Whilo she was gone tho colored
stranger astonished the ladies by walk
ing boldly into tho house, and in a
threatening manner demanded money.
Tho women becamo afraid that some
thing had happened to Mr. Sharpless.
They answered that there was no cash
in tho house. "Well, then," insisted
the scoundrel, "I want to see that
little girl who was sitting hero."
"She has gone to bed," replied Mrs.
Sharplcss, becoming indignant and un
easy. "Well, then, go and wake her up,"
tho man retorted angrily. Mrs. Sharp
less refused to do this, but offered to
call tho colored people who worked on
tho farm. Just then the insolent and
unwelcome guest missed Miss Pratt,
and seemed to suspect that she had
gone for help, and hastily withdrew,
By this time Miss Pratt and Mr.
Mickle had reached the stable. They
found at tho door tho farmer's um
brella. Ticmbling with fear and ox
citement they wont in. On tho hard
floor, just uuder tho hook on which
hung the topj that tho worthy old
Quaker, eagi-r to help somo one, had
gone to get, lay John Sharpless, quite
Two cruel wounds on the backof thu
head showed that ho had beou struck
once with sharp and onco with a
blunt instrument. Thcro was a cut
about nn mull and a half long through
the back ol tho old Quaker hat, and
on tho felt was something like iron
rust that might liavo como off a hatch-
et. Tho hoad lay within a few inches
of one of the horses feet.
Tho body was carried into tho house
and reverently placed on a lounge,
whilo the wuo and tho sister-iu-law,
dumb from Hidden grief, sat, hardly
able to com"2 ehend that tbo husband
and brother, who had left them half
an hour before, glad to do an act of
oharity, lay horribly murdered at tho
hands of a ruffian, who had appealed
to his best instincts to get an oppor
tunity to deal a beadly blow.
The police of Chester wero notified
anil telegianis sent out In every direc
tion, but tho murderer has net been
caught. Juhii Sharpltbs was a rela
tive of Joseph SLarplt ss, of this town,
and J. K. Sharplcss, of Catawltwa.
About Dan Soybort,
HOW DETECTIVE HOM.ANIt CAM 13 TO 1IU
Ktlt't.OYKII TO t'EltllET IIIM OUT AND
IIRINtt HIM TO JUSTICE.
A correspondent of tho New Dealer,
writing from Soybcrlvlllo' under dato
of Nov. 21st, gives tho following in-
formation about a well known charac
Dan Soybert and his brother John and
their gang had tho namo of robbing
tho country round for twenty years
past. John was shot in tho back after
having escaped from tho jail at Blooms
burg, where ho was nwaiting trial for
stealing horses mid mules, and it is al
leged, killing them and feeding parts
to a largo drovo of hogs belonging to
his brother Dan, and peddling tho rest
through tho country, telling tho pcoplo
mat it was butisio meat imported iiom
tho West. After being shot and find
ing thnt tho wound was a bad one ho
wont to Wilkes-Barre, and under an
assumed name died in tho hospital.
Doctor Walton was tho next to die,
leaving Dan alone. IIo then looked
around him for other tools and ho
found tho notorious Abo Whipple.who
had just been liberated from tho East
ern Penitontiary.wliaro ho had already
served thrco terms, and who was look
ed upon as a professional horso thief
throughout Now Jersey, Pennsylvania
and New York.
Seybert furnished Whipple with a
house to livo in and a horso and wagon
to skirmish with. Grain cribs, stables,
and smoke houses wero robbed all the
way fiom Pittston to Williamsport
and tho farmers becoming alarmed
for the safety of their hoi scs concluded
to try to break up tho gang, and
Detective Charles Holland was cm
ployed to work up tho case. Holland
secured employment from Seybert and
would hav continued in his employ
but Seybert's housekeeper said that
there was something wrong al'ont Hol
land; that she knew ho was not a work
ing man, that IiIb hands oven wero not
thoso of a laborer, and that she could
not sleep whilo ho was in the house.
After hearing this Charlie knew that
ho must try tho caso from another
standpoint, and one night tho 'detective
told Seybert's men that his feet wero
frozen, and with a lotion known only
to himself, ho made his feet look as if
they wore frozen. IIo had met Whip
ple and after fixing his feet told Soy
bert ho would go and visit Whipple
until his feet got better. He secured
board near Whipple; and by tho time
his leet wero well he linn tho inbido
track of all that was going on. 1I
never flagged in his woik. Money
could not bribo him nor tin o its fright
en biro, and now as a result of his
good work Whipple is in prison for six
years.and Seybert for ten mouths, with
a truo bill for burglary awaiting him
when his term shall" have expired.
Thero is great rejoicing over thubre nk
ing up of this gang, that has for
years robbed thd honest farmers here
abouts, and thero aro still a few mote
thieves in the neighboihood of Hobbie,
and it is hoped that Holland will eitli
er imprison them or drive thein out of
tho county. A statement will soon be
sent to The Xews-Dealer from the
notorious George Beem, alias Capt.
Johnson, at one time a member of Sey
bert's gang, and at present serving a
term of twenty years in the state pris
on at Trenton, N. J. Beem will tell
where the stolen horses wero sold, and
all about tho gang.
Tho Baltimore and Ohio railroad
has undo arrangements bv which thev
oxpect to enter New York city via
John Frankford, a noted horsethief
anil convict, who has been collected
with the Buzzards of Lancaster
comity for a number of years, was
captured in Philadelphia Saturday
night, lie has several times escaped
from tho Lancaster county jail, as
well also from tho Western Penitenti
ary aud Lebanon and other jails.
Ill Clarion Countv Inst Krifinv nirrlit
three masked men entered tho house
of Jacob Sipe, in an out-of-the-way
piace, aim demanded his money. Jle
Baid ho had none. Tho men then
poured petroleum oil on him and set
fire to it, and succeeded in getting about
S75. Iroin him, when they departed.
Sipo is quite an old man and his injur
ies are serious.
Mr. John Moore, tho editor of the
Sunday Jtreakfast Table, of William
sport, was arrested Friday morning of
lost week, for libel, by Constable
Grovo, of Brockwayville. Tho alleged
libelwas published m tho Breakfast Ta
ble of Nov. 15th, and suit was brought
by R. O. Moorehead, tho former post
master at Brockwayvillo. Tho article
was published in tho Now York Star
and Mr. Moore took it from that paper.
(From our Itogular Correspondent.
Washington..!). 0., Nov. 35, 1885.
People aro rapidly drifting back to
the Oap.tol. Senators, Members of tho
House, and sections of that largo uon
otlicial Winter population of Wash
ington aro arriving daily.
Tho members of Congiess already
here aro occupied chiefly in perfecting
arrangements for locating their families
and in discussing tho probable issues of
tho session. They agree upon at least
two subject, first; that tho house rules
must bo changed early in the session so
as to facilitate legislation, and fecond
ly; that the silver question will como
up promptly for consideration.
Just now thero is an unusual demand
among Congiessmen for books relating
to financial subjeotp. Concerning this
demand, u well known politician disro
speotfully remarked, "It is well," mean
ing that it was a subject upon which
tho average Congressman needs to bo
informed. IIo thought "a littlo learn
ing'' was never a moro "dangerous
thing" than when applied to legislation
Senator Allison has been numbered
among tho friends of silver iu Con
gress, and his opinion, to tho effect that
the further coinage of tho silver dollar
might bo suspended, has special sig
nificance. Ho will acquiesco in stop
ping coinage temporarily as an experi
ment. The opening of tho new Congress is
not likely to furnish an exciting con
test over the House offices. Their dis
tribution is pretty well understood.only
tho dooikeepership piouiising to afford
tho seuiblanco of a struggle. And if
indications aia to bo trusted, a sem
blance is all thero will bo of it. Mr,
Donelsou, of Tennessee, is as good as
elected. Besides being considered
courtoi-us and qualified, Air. Douelson
is a rclatho of Andrew Jaeksnn, nnd
with a Democratic House thiro issomo
thing iu n name.
Assistant Postmaster General Ste
venson has become quite popular with
tho lady postmasters throughout tho
country by endeavoring to retain them
in ollieu in spite of politicians. When
Mr, Vilas assumed charge of tho Post-
DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
olllco Department, hn onlcrcd that no
womon wero to Do removed irom theso
positions, except for cood reasons,
This has greatly annoyod Democratic
members of Congress with oertnin im
patient constituents. Tho statesmen
wero not slow iu devising plans to
evado uio ruie, however, and they used
or.iy mo initials oi names in asking for
removals, in cases wlicro tho Incum
bents woro women. A number of do-
fcnseless ones wero thrown out of ollico
by Uio authorities luero not knowing
their bcx. Mr. Stovens was chagrined
when ho discovered that he had been
led unconsciously to violate a rule, and
at once ordered that tho women bo re.
instated whero the commissions had
not been sent to their successors.
Tho President said to n Republican
Senator a fow days ago, that ho would
esteem it a great favor if Senators
knowing anything objectionable or
detrimental to public interests about
persons appointed byjiim, would ap
prlso him of tho facts. '1 he President
expects an attack will bo made on some
of his appointments. He believes how
ever, that the majority of Republican
Senators will bo disposed to confirm
them, except whero thero aro real
grounds for objection. If such cases
exist, ho wants to have Ids attention
called to them bofote thero is nn organ
ized opposition. The Republican
Senators will hold a caucus before
Congress meet', and an effort will then
bo mado to defino a courso to bo pur
sued with regard to tho Prcsidens
It is said President Cleveland's mes
sage will not occupy moro than four
avutago nuwspaper columns. This will
bo considered quite an improvement
on tho eight column messages ol tho
past. It cannot bo denied that prolix
ity lias been a fault of many Presidents
in making their annual communications
to Congress and the country. Theio
aro many topics requiring only a brief
generalization. Ono of President Ar
thur's messages was stolen and pub
lislied before it was delivered to Con
gress. So was Gen. Grant's first mes
sage, and ono of the mcssagis of Mr.
Hayes was bought for 1,000 of a
primer by somo newspaper men and
publislud beforo its time. President
Cleveland is nothing if not cautious,
and a prematura publication of his
first niossago is not probable.
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cern, that ho will apply to Uio Court ot Common
l'leas or Columbia county for tlio beneilt ot the In
solvent law a ot this counnonweallh on Monday
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J-OTICE TO TAX COLLECTOHS.
An Act ot tbo Legislature and approved June 2d,
18M, (see Pamphlet laws, page ii) requiring tax
collectors, towashlp and borough onicerH, to make
return of seated und unseated land uiKin lilcli
no property can uo found from which to mako
taxes to tho County Coinlsssloners, on or beforo
tho tlrst day or January next, with u suniclent de
scription by boundaries orotherwlse.ol each sepa
arato lot or tract and about tho quantity ol tho
same. Thoso ho fall to mako returns by said
day will bo held rur such los.". Taxes so relumed
becomo nllen against tho properly so returned.
Wo lmvo blanks on which theso returns are to bo
made and will furnish thein upon application ot
collectors, c. JOHN n. caky,.
Com'rs' olllco, Oct. 30, '85, 6t, Com'rs Clerk.
WlIKltEASjlliellon. William Emveil
President Judtfo of tho Court of Ojtr and
Terminer and OeneralJall Delivery, Court or Quar
ter Sessions ot tho I'eaco and tho Court of Common
l'leas and orphans' Court In the sath Judicial Dis
trict, composed ot tho counties ot Columbia and
Montour, and the Hons. James Lake and F, L
Bliuman, Associate Judges of Columbia county
tun e Issued tuelr.proccpt.bearlnt; date tho cth day
of Oct. In the year ot our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and elghty-me, and to me directed for
holdlngn Courtot Oyer andTermlncr and General
Quarter Sessions ot tho I'eaco, Court of Common
l'leas and Orphans' Court, In llloomsburfr, In tho
county ot Columbia, on tho first Monday.belng
tho ;th day of Doc. next, to continue for two
Notice Is hereby given to the Coioner.to the Jus
tices ol the Peace, and tho Constables of tho said
County ot I'olumbla.that they bo then and then in
their proper .vrsou at lo o'clock In the forenoon
said 81th day of Dec, with their records Inqui
sitions and other remembrances, to do those things
which to their omces appertain to bo done. And
those that aro bound by recognizance to prosouuto
aralnst the prisoners tbataro or maybe in thej&ll
ot the said county of Columbla.to be then and thero
to prosecute them as shall be lujt. Jurors aro re
quested to be punctual In their attendance,
agreeably to their notices. Iiatud at Illoomsburg
,1 tuertiiiaayorN.v, In the jear or our
) Lord one thousand eight hundred and
I olghty.mv, und In tlio one hundred and
Mates of America,
eur ui uiu iuuupcuueuco oi tue united
Tills PlMtf.lflf rirr-nm nivtnn M.t .a
...... rV,,UUI ,tui i initini rf inrtnu UI PUri'J
inaathe ordinary kmis. and cannot be sold in
oraretion witn tlio multitude of low test, sunt
In Ciina. Hotal Uakinu Towdkb no , WfiWaU-st ,
tvtotici: is ukkkdv GIVEN llmt nn
ut'iniyiuiuu Mm vu ninue 10 inouovernor or
Pennsylvania on Monday, tho seventh day ot
December, Itw, by A. Z. Mehocli, It. C. Ncal, John
A- Kunston. .1. c. Ilrown, w. W. Itebcr ancl e, w.
.Miller, nil ol tho town or llloomihurg, Columbia
county. I'cnniylvnnl.i, under tho Act ot Assembly
.......I... ,,v I. in iiu,iuu lur iiiu iiiuurpunuinn
and regulation of certain corporations " approved
ti!' i JV m' "n1 th" ""PPfemenls thereto, for
1 he llloomshuiir Htcam nnd Klectrlc l.lfchtco.,"
""""ujtui ivnicu H inr ino pur-
pose or making and supplj Ing heat anil power by
?.ni1 t.no. klnS mil supplying light by
electric ty, tho business of ihesjld corporation to
bo conducted and carried on In thosihl townot
mooinshurg, and ror theso purposes to have, pos
sess and enjoy, nil tho lights, benents nnd prlvl-
ii . .,eai:iiiuij null suulJU'Ilienis
thereto. John M. cLMtu.
The undersigned executors ot John Kelchner.
deceased, will cxposo to public salo on
Thursday, December 3, 1885,
at 10 o'clock a. m., on tho premises, tho following
described volunblo real estate, to-wlt: All that
piece, parcel and tract of land, situate in tho
township or Mt. Pleasant, county of Columbia and
stato of Pennsylvania, bounded nnd described as
follows, to-wlt: lleglnnlug at a corner of land of
Grimes, thence north ten derrees west, six
ty-four perches to a corner, thenco north seven
teen degrees west, thlrty.flvc perches to a post;
thence north nfty-slx and a ha f degrees cast sev-enty-thrco
nnd four-tenths perches to a chestnuts
thenco north ritty-nvo degrees cast nrty-threo
perches ton chestnut oa!:; thenco north twenty-
six degrees east, thirteen perches to n corners
thenco north twenty-six dgrees wo.it twenty
threo six-tenths perches to a chestnut; thenco
north twentr-ono degree! west thirteen perches
to n corner; thence north seventy-four degrees
oast twenty-six perches to a corner; thenco north
twenty-two degrees west, twenty and two-tenths
perches to a pine; thence north thirty-one degrees
wcst.fortj thrco und fuur-tcnths perches to a corner
thenco north 6lx degrees east thirty-eight and one
tenth perches ton hemlock; thenco south twenty
degrees east twenty-two perches to a hemlock
(down); thence south twenty-six degrees east fit-'
ty-four perches to a post; thenco south twenty-
ono nnd a halt degrees east tw enty percLes to a
corner; llience south fourteen nnd a half degrees
cast, ten and four tenths perches to a corner;
thence south live degrees cast eleven nve tenths
perches to a corner; thence south twen'y-threo
degrees east thlrty-rourand six-tenths perches to a
corncr;thcnco south eleven degi ees east twentysev-
enand five-tenths perches to a corner; thence soutli
three degrees cast thirty-eight porches to ncorner;
thence soutli twelvo degrees west thirty-lour
percl os to an abuttment of bridge at creek; thence
southtorty-threc degrees west twenty.nlno and six
tenths perches to abuttment; thence south sixty
ono and a halt degrees w est sixty-two perches to an
oak; thenco south tctcnly-tcrcn degrees west
twenty-six perches to a corner; thenco bouth
elghty-nve degrees west thlrty-bevcn and live-
tenths to a corner, the placo ot beginnlng.contaln
Ing 141 ACHES OF LAND,
more or less, on w hlch Is ci ected a large two story
UHICIC DWELLING HOUSE,
largo bank bai n, wngon shed, corn cribs, stables
and out buildings, all In goal condition. A good
well of water at tho door. About 150 acres ot this
farm is cleared and In a high stato of cultivation,
the balance Is in good timber,
All that certain messuage, tenement and tract
of land situate In Scott township, Columbia Co.,
Pa., bounded and described as follows, to-wlt:
Beginning nt a corner near the Flshlngcreek;
thenco by lands of John Kelchner north eighty-live
degrees cast thlrty-soven and llve-tenthsperches
to a corner; thenco by samo north sei enty-scven
degrees east, twenty-six perches to a stake; thenco
by the a nno north sixty-one nnd n halt degrees
cast, sixty-two lurches to abutternut; thenco
north forty-tlireo degrees east,twenty-uluo and tlx-
tenths perchei to a buttment of brldgi across
Flshlngcreek; thenco north twelvo degrees east
thirty-four perches ton corner.thcnco south eighty
three degrees east, nino and six-tenths perches
to a corner; thenco by lauds or Abrara Custard,
south ten nnd n halt degrees west, forty-one
perches to a corner; thence by lands ot Jacob Ter
willlger.bouth eleven degrees west,eleven and live-
tenths perches to ncorner; thenco by the same
south clghty-tlvo and a halt degrees west, three
perches to a corner;thenceby the samo south fifteen
degrees west, ten perches to u corner: thence
south seveuty.one degrees cast, two perches to a
corner; thenco soulh ten degrees west, sixteen
perches to a corner; thence south eighty-seven
degrees east, one perch to a corner, thence south
soventeen degrees west, rorty-nlno perches ton
corner; thence north elglily-elght and a halt de
grees east, toity-sevcn perches to a corner; thenco
south elghty-ono and a halt degrees east, eleven
and nvo-tenths perches to a corner: thenco along
au alley south ten nnd tbrec-fourths degrees west.
thlrty-stx nnd nvetenths perches to a corncr;thenco
north seenty-seven nnd a halt degrees west, 9 &
nvetenths perches to a cornenthenco south ten and
three-fourths degrees west, thrco und slx-teutus
perches to a corner; thence south hovcuty-sevcu
und a halt d)greoa oast,nlnn flvo-tentlu perches
to alley aforesaid; theme along said alley south
ten three-fourths degrees west, nineteen two
tenths perches ton corner; thence north beventy
two and a half degrees west, nine two-tenth
perches ton corner; thenco south thirty-one and
one-fourth ilegiees west, 14 & live-tenths perches
to a corner; thence south torty-slx aud ono fourth
degrees est, fourteen & seven-tenths perches to a
corner, thenjo Boutli soventy-nlno and three
fourths degrees wo,t twenty-nine and nve tenths
perches to a whiteoak stump; thenco north sixty
four degrees west, twenty perches to a corner;
thenco north Mty-w;ven degrees west six and bev-en-tcnths
perches to a corner; thenco south
eighty-three and a halt degrees west, ten perches
to n corner; theuco north seenty.Beven degrees
west, twenty-two perches to a corner; thenco
north forty-three degrees west, nineteen and four
tenths perches lo a corner, thenco north sixty
four ikgreos west, soien and boven tenths perches
to a corner; thence noith scventy-thieo degrees
west, eleven and soen-tenths perches ton cor
ner; thenco north elghty-llvo and one-half degrees
west, Uxteen pcrchos to a btono corner; thenco
north eleven degrees west, eighty perches to a
corner, tho place of beginning, containing
and four perches of land, be tlio samo moro or
less, on which Is erected a largo
Qtisr flo pLoJtiflq fliLL
with excellent water power and water right, two
FRAME DWELLING HOUSES,
a large bank biru, sheds and outbuildings. The
minis pro hied Willi four pairs or burrs and all
tho necessary machinery in oxoellent condition
and good working onler, and n 1th plenty of water
at all llmcsfed by the Ushtngcreek. It desired
the mill and water right will bo sold separately
from the farm.
As the executors have decided to close out tho
estate ut tho earliest possible date, the above de.
scribed tracts will positively bo bold and those
wishing to purchase, shculd avail themselves of
tblsoppoituMty to tecurea good furm. Theex.
ccutois would also huvelt distinctly understood
that none of tho heirs aro deslroul ot having or
purchasing theso lands and purchasers need there
tore bavo no hesitancy Iu bidding, as the highest
bidder shall bo tho purchaser.
TKIIMS OK SALK: Ten percent, of one-fourth
nt me uurchso money to Iks paid at the striking
uunnui ma iiiuuiti). wiu une-iuuriu lessiuoiei
percent, at lue continual Ion absolute und I he te-
iualnng thrco fuuiths In one year thcreaner.nlth
Interest Horn continuation nisi. 1'osscsslon gtH'ii
April 1st, lbsu. l'ui chasers to pay for deeds,
II. C. KHI.OIINKK, )
K. I. K1U.CHNK1I, VKxecutors.
ULO. W, KELCllNER,)
Wlicat per buslicl 85 05
Com " " ....old 60 now 40 CO to 05
Outs " " 1)2 45
Flour " bbl 0 to 0
Utittcr 20 23
Eggs 23 24
I'ntntocs 40 CP
Hnnn It 14
Drleil Apples 0:1 0.1
Sldo und tlioiilder . 03 10
Chickens 03 10
Turkeys 10 12
t.nr.l per lb 03 10
liny per ton 10.00
Vinegar per gal 20 80
Onions per bushel 75 1.00
Venl skins 07
Wool peril) 85
lit Jcs fi to 7
Coai. OK WlTAItF.
No 0 $3.00; Hot i&B $3.2.)
FKEI)1 Western winter bran, spot, 11.73 a 15.53
p ring 11.00
FLOUIt. Western extra's 3.3! ft 350; renna
family, 4.M) q b.ei ohlo clear, i.ro 4.8JM winter
patent 6.S5 o 6.30; fenna. roller process 4.60 a
WllllAT Pennsylvania red, No. 1, 1.05.
KYK.-63 & CO.
CORN. No. 4, 40 (9 41' 0. S, 48, No. 5, 63V.
OATH. No. 3 whilo (4 86 NO. ii, S3
HAY AND HTltAW Tlmothy-Cholco Western
and New York, 16. fair to good western and
Now YoTk.15 Ml (. id. ; medium Western and New
ork, 10. (41S.1 Cut hay ns to quality 19. (4 so.
Hyo Btraw in Wheat Btraw, 10. oat straw
KOOS. Pennsylvania 37 ; western 26.
HUTTKH. Pennsylvania creamery prints 32
Creamery Kxtra 26 a 57, Wostern Dairy, I is.
LIVK POULTHV. Fowls, U 9 lOTurko s 11
liitKSSED roULTlty.-Chlckcns, ISC. Turkeys
lie. ducks 10 is.
l'orATOES.-KarlyI!ose,63 a 63; r.urbands, 50
(4 53; onions, 2.00 (S. 2.21 per bbl. for yellow, 2.0
for red. '
Tho following Widows' Appraisement's will bo
presented to tho Orphans' t'ouit of Columbia coun
ty pn tho First Mondayof December A. 1)., 1883.
nndconllrmed nisi, and unless exceptions within
four days thereafter will bo contlrmed absolute :
Joshua N. Wlllet, deo'd., Uloomsburg.personalty
(S'J.oo, realty 1271.01).
3TO001"1 K ' (lt'c'll' 5,t 1,Icasanti personalty
3w'tn F' rurbCl' dco'd- Hemlock, personalty
J3Andrew J. Hess, deed., Sugarloar, personalty,
Amos Lutz, deed., Jliniln, personalty l 13.77.
O. M. (JUICK, Vm. II. HNYDKlt,
, , . . "eputy. clerk, o. C.
Clerk's oniee, Nov, 10, 1835.
KSTATR Of JOIIK SPUINOEK, PKCKASED.
Letters or administration on tho estate ot John
Springer, Ueceased.late or Hemlock township, Col
umbia countv, Pennsylvania, deceased have been
granted by the Itegtstcr or said county to tho un.
derslgned Administrator. All persons having
claims against the estate ot thodeceascd are re
quested to present them tor settlement, nnd thoso
Indebted to t he estate to make payment to the un
dersigned administrator without delay.
l'KTEU S. HltUOLElt,
Administrator with th) will annexo 1.
Post ofllce, Huekhom, Col. Co , Pa nov 13-Ow"
ltesidence, Hemlock township, col. Co., Pa.
Notice Is hereby given that the following ac
count has been tiled In the Court of Common l'leas
of Columbia County and will bo presented to the
said court on tho First Monday ot December, A.
I).. 18S5, and connrmed dm, nnd after tho rourth
day or said term confirmed nbsolulo unless excep
tions aro nied within that lime.
1st. First nnd final account or Martin P. Lutz,
assignee of the estate ot C. II. lnockwny.
11. it (2UICK. w.M. II. XNYDEIt,
IJrothonotarys Office, Bloomsburg, 1M-, Nov. ?th,
lly virtue of sundry writs Issued out of the
Court or Common Pleas or CoL Co., and to me di
rected will bo exposed to public sale at tho Court
House In Bloomsburg, on
at S p. m., all that certain lot of ground sltuato
In the town ot CatnwUsa, county ol Columbia and
stato or Pennsylvania, bounded and described as
follows to-wlt: On the east by an alley, on the
west by Second street, cn tho north by Pine
street, and on the south by land of legatees of
tjolomon Helwlg, deceased, and Benjamin Bamdt,
whereon Is erected a two story frame dwelling
home and outbuildings.
Seized, taken In execution, at tho suit ot James
S. Lewars, administrator of Joseph Clewcli, dee'd,
vs. Fayen Weaver and to bo sold as tho property
ot Fayen Weaver.
llhaivn, Att'y. Vend. Ex.
All that certain messuogo or tenement and lot
ot ground situate, lying and being In tho town of
Bloomsburg, county ot Columbia nnd state of
Pennsylvania, bounded and described ns follows,
to-wlt: Beginning at tho corner of a lot of ground
ot Philip Unnngst, on the south sldo ot Main or
Second street, of said town, and running thence
north sixty-one degrees east thirty-live feet to a
lot of ground of Joshua Fetterman, thenco by the
same on tho wall separating tho house erected on
tho said premises from the houso ot Joshua Fet
terman soiuhwestwardly to the rear of tho said
house, thenco southwardly along tho rear wall ot
tho houso erected on tho premises hereby con
veyed or mortgaged, ono root and eight Inches,
thenco by tho lot ot Joshua Fetterman bouth
eastwardlylo aposton-nuo nlley, thenco along
the said alley southwestwardly thlrty.threo reet
nnd tour Inches to the corner ot lot or ground
of Philip Unangst, thence along tho samo
northwestwardly two hundred and seventeen feet
and six Inches to the place ot beginning, contain
ing ono-slxth ot an acre, moro or less, whereon
aro erected a two-story brick houso and frame
Seized, taken In execution, at tho suit or Geo.
Hughes, assigned to Margaret N. Hannan, who
assigned to Itobert 0. Neal vs. I.loyd l'axton and
K. It. Drinker, executors ot Jeremiah H. Harman,
with notico to MaryN. Harman, widow, and Liz
zie Fulton, and I. W. McKclvy, guardian, adlltem,
ot Samuel B. Harman and Helen Harman, children
and heirs or the said decedent, nnd to bo so!das
tho property or Lloyd l'axton nnd E. It. Di Inker,
executors ot Jeremiah II. Harinau, with notico to
Mary N. Harman, widow, and Uzzlo II. Fulton,
and I. W. McKclvy, guardian, ndUtein, of Samuel
B. Harman and Helen Harman, chlHrcn nnd heirs
ot tho decedent.
Clark Att'y. Lev. Fa,
All that certain Milage lot, situate In Espy, CoL
Co., Penn'a, bounded on tho south by Main street,
on tho west by an a ley, on the cast by lot owned
by Alexander Wanlch, being sixty leet front on
Main street, whereon Is erected a two-story frame
dwelling house, stable and other outbuildings.
Seized, taken In execution at the suit ot M. C.
Woodward vs. John Waters and itobert 8. Howell
and to bo bold as the property ot John Waters.
Howell, Att'y. Vend. Ex.
All the real estate ot Charles and Frederick
smith situate on Front street In the townot Cat
awKsa, county ot Columbia, and state of Penn
sylvania, bounded and described ns follows, to
wlt: On the east by Front street, thence running
along tatd street sixty and a half feet to lot
owned by John Boyer, on said Front street, on the
wobtby lot of Jacob Fisher, on the north by lot
of llolwlg, on, tho south by lot ot John Boyer,
running along the samo 88 feet to land of Fisher,
whereon are erected a large frame dwelling house
Seized, taken la execution, at the suit ot Philip
It. Miller, assigned to It. Frank Zarrvs. Charles
Smith and Frederick Smith and to be bold as the
propci ty of Charles Smith and Frederick Smith.
Zarr, Att'y. FL Fa.
All that certain messuage and lot, pleco or par
eel of ground situate on the northwest corner o
East and Fifth streets, In tho town ot Bloomsburg,
bounded aud described as follows, to-wlt: On the
east by East street, on the soulh and west by
Filth btreet and strawberry alley, and on the
north by lot of John L'ulp, being about ninety-live
feet on East street, two hundred and twenty
feet, more or leas, on Fifth btreet, and
two hundred feet, moro or less, along
lot of said John Culp and being iho
same premises which Samuel Noltcn and nlfe, by
deed dated tho twenty-eighth day ot May, Ai D.
1870, aud Isaiah Hagenbuch and wire by deed
dated the fourteenth day of December, A. I). IM9,
conveyed to Stephen II. Mlllir.aforesald, pn which
are erected a two-story brick houso and other out
Seized, taken In execution, at the suit of Isaiah
Ulger, Josluu uiger, Jeremiah lless, Dcbora liar
ilson um a W, Miller, In trust now to the use of
liluilra Huntington vs. s, n, Miller ahd to bo sold
ns the pioperly ot 8. II. Miller.
Knorr and Wiuterbteeu, Ally's. Iv. Fa.
6 oil- 8 BAYS BET I
H. J. CLARK & SON,
Will give you the greatest offer that
has been made in Bloomsburg,
and show the largest stock of
foreign and domestic dry
goods. Our stock is full
and in order to make
room we will con
tinue to give all buy
ers the advantage of our
former offer : i o per cent,
on all bills of one dollar and
over on all goods.but domestics
and they are lower than they have
ever been. Our store is full of
dress goods, shawls,coats,wraps
hosiery, gloves, underwear,
fur trimmings, dress silks,
ribbons, fancy articles,
kid gloves, yarns, &c.
JVKW FAff.IL 01S.
Good quality quilting Calico for ' 8k per yard.
Full lino of bleached and unbleached Muslin from Ge. tip "
Canton Flannels from 0 to 17c. "
Red Twill Flannels from 23 to GOc. "
White and Gray Flannels, very cheap.
All wool Ladies' Cloth, all colors, 'Joe. nor yard.
" " m " " " li yds. wide for (J5c.
Ladies' quilted bottom Skirts tor .DO
" " " " Italian cloth for 1. 25
Full line of Ladies', Gents and Childrens' Underwear cheap.
All Wool Double Shawls from 4.25 to 7.50
New stock of Ladies' Wraps and New Markets.
New stock of Childrens' aud Misses' Coats.
Some last seasons Coats and Dolmans at less than half price.
Colored Dress Silks from AO to 1.15 per yd.
Black " " extra quality from 1.00 to 2.50
Brocade Velvet black and colored as low as the lowest.
Plain Colored Velvets, all colors for 1.00 per yard.
Plain Black Velvets from 1.00 to 2.00 "
Silk Plush all colors from 2.00 to !5.75 "
'Iho best all wool Jerseys in town for 1.00. Jerseys all nrices to
A full line of wool dress goods at
cheaper than ever.
White Blankets from '
Ladies' fino black lleeced cotton Hose, white heels and toes. Also
a full line of Hosiery, Gloves, and such goods as are usually kept
in a first class
(At the old stand of Lutz & Sloan.)
KUAT 1BHUGTI0V IV FBIGflS OF
efe ill (Ctotlnsj &e.,
AX THE CARPET STORE OF
J, J. BUOWER,
In order to make room for Spring Stock I am selling Ingrain
Carpets as low its 15c, and other Carpets reduced iu proportion.
I have on sale the
from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The very latest iu the market,
moat complete and most elegant Sweeper every olfercd to the
Nov 27-1 m
ten trifcl atlharrlhom ,., .
relr. '"' ".cnwlo eol mora names. Eiperi:
S?.,h?TlS'J,"Vfli,.".l.,,lil.'v,ve ruin thnt It 111 I
pay u to malceX 1.1 1! 1! It A I. Ill' i'l! It to Induce erery
. . . . . ' - ... l, ,1, 11, L. (I III, I
L3 MONTHS t&VIOc
'io every reader urilna wtu u,in in
ur Buyer, wo ui send "TlIK FA It fcf xtitt
i oilv to ii.W!?,Hl,;i(l'ieiu5 pt JUU trial
wo will send "TlIK FA KM ANU OA
FARM AND GARDEN,
1 UHLLIIUlJ ! M? Wandering lloy Tonight T
V 1 W j-afu, Dutlr'a Cart. Vlilow No-
HMHBBirlu'aUcu"- warrior Hold. We hat
ONLY 2Q CTS
ff'f??IL,.o,li')'i0t,M. Acaln. I've Only liecn Down
(itlllore l.lke Your IMut Kvery Day. MyVeity IWd lioe. 1
.uinly, llauy'a tlone. Never Take the IloreMhoe from the liner, lllue Aliallaa Mountalm.
iliUl'0v:lSglU''xb"ti,'y. Mryoflhe Wlht Moor. I'e'k-i". Josllardy.
8'1,'tt ?? O've n lloneit IrTiU I
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the lowest cash prices and much
1.25 to 0.50 ner i.nir.
THE FARM AND GARDEN
tble. uuit ACUUilATli rural Journal.
fa1 Tnlunble lufurniatlun from every Btato lu
fu umyu, uui no uouweiiKu or ttiolen ldcoa. It
lalni tbo IfttihT lou!trr vase for lUwewlio
iur prom, Ii
U a Lire, to
I you. Niuo
i 1.111 I
offer at once
I'm Just Going Itown to the Gate.
Handful of Kurlti. Wall Hill tha
Clouds I toll Uy. I'll Meet Her
WbeattiefeuullcK'iDown. A Knot
nf Illue and Grar. Mary 'a Gone
Wilb u (Jooil Hweel violets.
Uridgot IhinnKliue. little Wife.
Nellie. Bold Mclnttres. Only a
Tansy Blootiom. Nobody Knows
put a Jtacaei was i nera. iv nsre
by tbeUiver, You and L YnuWU!
MIm Me When Via Gon. Old, aud
:chance. Not Ilelore l'o. HiianUh Cavalier.
North Tenth St., Philadelphia, PeniVa,
y m ine way. un, jkto uumeu
to tho Club. Nelly Gray. You