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THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
0. E.Elwell, lriu,
J. S. BUHnVwaor.J "i""'
FRIDAY, DKOEMBER, 4, 1885.
Congrun will assciiiWo on tho 7tli
of December. Our readers will bo
furnished with a supplement contain
ing tho President's mensngo in full.
Senators Sherman, Edmunds and
Logan arc each named as Iho successor
to Vico-l'resiilent Hendricks as Presi
dent of tho Senate. Qivo it to Logan.
It is as closo as ho will ever get to tho
A negro named John C.irpenter has
been arrested for tho murder of John
Sharplces at Chester. Ho was taken
baforo Mrs. Sharplesa who fainted
twice nt tha sight of him, and par
tially identified him as tho assassin.
Thu detectives at woik on tho caso say
that they have enough ovidenco to
If what tho Philadelphia papers say
bo true, that town is in a bad way
with its water supply. Tlioy haven't
enough of it, and what they havo is
not fit to drink. As they havo had
their water from tho same sourco for
many years it is a littlo curious that
they have so recently made theso dis
coveries. Somebody down thero must
bavo taken a drink of water by mis
take Tho system of paying county oflicers
by fees is being considerably discussed
in many sections of the State, and it is
likely that a vigorous effort will bo
made in the next Legislature to estab
lish a salary system. In this case tho
Prothonotary, Sheriff and Register and
Recorder, will receive a fixed salary and
all fees received by them will go into
tho County Treasury. Somo counties
already havo tho salary system, and wo
cau see no reason why the law should
not be made uniform all over tho Stato.
Fees would then bo made payable in
advance, and tho otlicer would bo sure
of his pay.
The President had expressed a de
termination to attend tho funeral of
Vico-President Hendricks on Tuesday,
but changed his plans at tho earnest
solicitation of many prominent men
all over tho country, who urged that
under the peculiar circumstances he
ought not to run the slightest risk, as
an accident on tho railroad might
leave the country without an excutive,
and with no provisions for tho suc
cession. Mrs. Hendricks also ex
pressed tho hnpo ihat he would con
sider tho nation (irst. Ho therefore
was not present at tho funeral, but
most of tho Cabinet were thero.
GIVE THE PRESIDENT A BODYGUARD.
The President of the United States
fills a position surrounded with danger.
Tho potentates of Uuropo seldom min
glo with the people, and whf li thoy do,
t hey aro accompanied by guards. Tho
President goes and conies like any or
dinary man, and has no protection from
tho assaults of any crank who may b
seized with the insane idea that it is
his duty to "rcmovo'' tho executive of
the nation. Since tho death of Mr.
Hendricks, the treasonable expression
that only one man stands in tho way of
tho Republican party has been fre
quently mad', and such talk as this is
calculated to inspire another (Juiteau
to assassinate tho President. Such an
event would bo a great calamity, not
only because it would again put tho
government In Republican bands, but
tho excitement and uncertainty of a
new election would unsettle business.
Tho lifo of tho President, therefore,
should bo guarded with the greatest
eire, and somo provision should bo
made to provide him with a body
guai d. Tho graves of two dead Pres
idents aro watched over, day and
nliht, by detachments of United
States troops, and as a li vo President
is of much moro value to tho country
than two dead ones, steps should be ta
ken to prevent tho bullet of an assassin
from doing an act that would make an
other Presidential tomb to watch over.
Gito Iho President a body guard.
Horso and Oat tie Taxes.
Hardly a week passes but somo new
cause of confusion is discovered in thu
revenue law passed last epring by tho
Legislature. Tho Lancaster Jntelli-
yencer is moved by tho numerous com
plaints heard in tho most prosperous
country districts to obscrvo that it is a
great mii-tako to attribute tho tin pop
ularity of tho law solely to tho fact
that its provisions for securing a sworn
written statement of each tax-payer's
assessable property cannot uo evaded
JJoubllcss this lcaluro ot tho law is
lecidedlv obiectionablo to neoiile who
havo been in iho habit of dodging
their taxes, but a great many thorough
ly conscientious tax-payers aro nuzzled
to know how to comply with certain
obscurely worded clauses of tho act.
J n short, evidences multiply that it
was carelessly drawn.
It now turns out that tho blanks furn
ished to County Comniissioncis by tho
Auditor ueuerats othou tor distribution
throuu'h the nsHteS'US aro not what ia
rtquirid by tho law and must be re
called. These ulauks havo been print'
ed to contain, in addition to clauses
relnting to taxables for Stato purposes,
a clause reading "I own tho following
property that is subject to local tax
ation,'' followed by tho threo items of
lionet), mules and cattle over tho age
of four year?. As tho now law does
not undertako to regulato local tax
fttlon. and as tho Stato lax on live
stock w as repealed somo years ago, a
good many of tho thousands oi farm
ers in this great agricultural Stato aro
denying the right of tho assessors to
apply the provisions of this inquisitor
ial mntuto to their holding of livo
stock, and mako iho owner swear to
their valno under penalty of having
fifty per cent, added by tho Connly
Commissioners to tho amount guessed
at by tho assessors.
In somo counties theso blanks an
belnj: called in. and in others theio aro
prospoits of litigation against tho on
foi cement of the law, or, at any rate,
against tho enforcement of tho blanks.
It is quito likely that on exhaustive in
terpretalioii of tho whole act by tho
Sunromo Court, if not a repeal and a
mora carefully jjrawn re-enactment of
tho wiser piovWons by the L-glslatiire,
will be newseorv befoio tho maohiiiery
for collecting Stato taxes on personal 4
jirojiurty works nmoothly. Tim,
Tho Ilarrisburg J'atriot. in com
menting upon tho introduction of
printing into this State, says "tho art
of printing was first practiced in
Pennsylvania two hundred years ago,
having been introduced in l'cnn's col
ony almost contemporaneously with
Us foundation. Its bicentennial occurs
this year and tho Pennsylvania His
torical Society intends to celebtalo it
next month. In contemplating tho
vast development of tho printing busi
ness in this Stato since tho first sheet
was published in 1C85 by William
Bradford, wo aro enable to form a con
ception of tho wonderful growth of
tho Commonwealth. Thero is no bet
ter index of tho material advancement
of a country than a concurrent increase
of its literary means and appliances.
That tho Ponnsylvnnlans wcro from
tho first a nows reading pcoplo is evi
denced by tho fact that tho Infant
colony was scarce threo years old be
foro ft had to havo its newspaper.
There was further ovidenco of an early
desiro for tho productions of tho press
in the printing that was done by tho
devout Moravian brothers at Kphrata,
Lancaster oounly, whoso establishment
was ono of tho most remarkable
incidents connected with tho his
tory of printing in this country.
Tho books they produced wero ex
cedent speci mens of tho nit, reflecting
great credit upon llioso pioneer publish
ers of tho State. While Pennsylvania
has tho distinction ot such early
achievements iu "Tho art preservative
of all arts,'' she has especial reason to
bo proud of tho claim that the most dis
tinguished tho world oversaw followed
his calling within her borders. Tho
State can point with prido to the won
derful giowth in tho excellence and
number of her publications, but what
gives her peculiar distinction in this
connection is tho fact that Franklin,
tho illustrious philosopher, statesman,
diplomatist and patriot, was a Penn
An Important Decision
Book, sowing machine, organ and
piano agents who havo made a prac
tice of selling on tho installment plan,
and then removing tho article in case
tho purchaser failed to mako Iho con
tracted payment, will have to change
their procedure. Judge Finletter of
Philadelphia has recently decided
that the seller or tho agent lrts no
tight to do this on his own account.
In other words he cannot take the law
into his own hands. Before lie
can lay a finger on tho goods he must
take legal actiou through a writ of re
plevin. If ho docs not do this and
attempts to remove the goods,
whoso removal tho holder resists,
ho is guilty of assault and bat
terrj. Thero cau bo no just objection
to this decision. Thu essential point
in it is that tho installment man can
not decide for himself what is or what
is not law, and that he cannot deprive
his debtors of tho benefit of it. Tho
larger class of people who make pur
chases in this way aro generally igno
rant of tin ir rights and aro apt to be
easy victims tt threats and coercion.
Thn can now bear in mind that if they
happen to bo behind hand in their pay
ments, as many of them aro through
misfortune rather than intention to de
fraud, their g ols cannot be seiz'd un
til their creditors liavo iiii'i recourse to
due process ot law. J)
The annual reuoit of Joseph S. Mil
ler, Commissioner of Internal It- venue,
for tho fiscal year ending Jtniu 30,
1885, shows that thero are now 7,0U0,
000 gallons of distilled spirits abroad,
which, to find a market, will havo to
bo reimporttd. This with mnro than
10,000,000 gallons that had on Juno
30, last been in bond for threo years.or
longer, under tho soven monihs exten
sion, affords ample margin for assutn-
lug uiui wiu rucKipis lur mu uuiiuut lis
cal year will aggregate at least 81 15,
000,000. The total receipts from all sources of
internal revenue taxation for tho fiscal
year ended Juno 30, 1885, were Si 12,
121,121, as compared with 121,590,039
for tho year '81 ; Si 11,553,344 for the
year '83, and S14C,523,273 for tho year
Tho cost of collection aggregated
S4.455.430, against S5.070.914 for
1884. Six hundred and twenty-four
violations of the law wero repotted
during tho year and 175 illicit dis.iller
ies wero destroyed. The Commissi
oner recommends an iucreaso in the
number of revenue agents, and sub
mits estimates for tho next fiscal year
Nino hundred aud twenty-six dis
missals havo been mado in tho force of
Btorc-kcepere, gangers, etc., during the
Tho aggregito amount of taxes col
lected from tobacco during the last
fiscal year was 20,407,088.
New York did tho greatest manu
facturing business, using 27,000
pounds. Pennsylvania is second on the
list, with tiearly 17,000 pounds.
A Bad Law And its Dangers.
For tho second limo within four
years there is uo officer having author
ity to act as president should tho head
of tho nation be slricken by death or
overtaken by mental disability. This
is treated by some ot our coulempo
in'ics as a light matter. In such a
contingency, they argue, Congress
would bo speedily convened by tho
Secretary of State, and a president pro
tcm would bo at otico elected by tho
Senate, who would servo as president
of tho United States until a now presi
dent was elected and inaugurated as
providid by law. Wo are a great
sober-minded ami sensible people, aud
such a thing as a scramble for or a
struggle or dispute over a fraction,
piesideutial term is a dang' r so retnotu
as to be hardly worth considering.
While tho Americans havo in ojhigh
degreo tho virtue of self restraint, it is
a perilous kind of statcmanship that
presumes upon it to allow laws to re
main upon the statute book which ex
perience has shown to bo of doubtful
interpretation and of uncertain effect.
Ui.der the old law of 1792 it is pro
vided that in case of tho death or in
ability of both president and vice-president,
tho president o( tin S nnte, or, if
thero be none, then tho speaker of Iho
House shall act ns president. At pres
ent thero is neither a president of tho
Sonnto nor speaker. If President
Cleveland should die, therefore, he
would havo no successor until Congicss
meets, and then, whichever Houso
could organizo first would givo tho
country a presidont. With tho two
Houses controlled by different parties,
would ihero bo no fcramb'et Would
not thero bo an ovcelleut chance of a
dispute, and who can tell how serious
a disputo when tho succession is tints
left o baooiue a question of superior
In the Congress about to nssoinble
tho Democrats havo a clear majority
of forty in the Houso. If so minded
this majority is strong enough to
organizo by tho eleclion of Mr. Carl
isle or some other Democrat as speak.
cr within a low minutes after tho limo
appointed by law for tho meeting of
Uongrcss on too urst Monday in J Jo
comber. Tho Senate, on tho other
hand, would hardly bo nblo to movo
with liko expedition if tho Democratic
minority refuses to contrlbuto by their
prcs'.'iioo or their voico to mako n
quorum. Tho Republicans havo now
a nominal majority of eight, in tho
Senate, but llueo of tho eight havo not
yet been sworn in, two aro reportod
to bo seriously ill, and one, Van Wyoke,
of Nebraska, has announced that If tho
election of Mr. Hendricks' successor
depends on his voto ho will oast it for
a Domoorat. Tho Senate organization
retarded by those soveral drawbacks,
tho chances nrc that Mr. Carlisle would
bo elected speaker ntatlmo when thero
happened to bo neither n president,
vice-president nor president pro tern, of
the Senate, and it would bo his duty
under the law to qualify as acting
president of tho United Slates.
Such nro somo of the possibilites
under tho crude nnd ill considered law
of 1792 regulating tho Presidential
succession. Should Cleveland die
within iho next few days they would nt
once ncsuina a portentous importance.
Will Congress wait till a disputed suc
cession and possible civil war is actually
upon us before it changes this absurd
old law T Twioo has the Senate passed
a bill making tho membeis of the Cab
inet in order named next in succession
after tho Vice-President. Should tho
new Senato pas this bill probably a
Democratic. Houso will givo it tho con
sideration it refused before. Certainly
a measure whose fleet is to place Sec
retary Uayaid next in the Presidential
succession itislind of a Republican
President of the Senato is not likely to
be vigorously opposed by tho Demo
crats. AVu note, therefore, with satis
faction, that thero is an excellent
olianco next Winter for the passago of
the bill placing tho Cabinet in tho lino
of PrcsidentiaTsuccession in lieu of tho
presiding oflicers of the Congress, who
aro often non-existent, frequently be
long toadiffeicnt political party than
the ono last placed in executive power
by tho peoplo and who aro usually
chosen for their ability as presiding
officers and not with any consideration
of their fitness for tho office of Presi
dent of the United States. -Press.
tFrom our llcgular Correspondent.
"Washington. D. C, Dec. 2 , 1885.
On next Monday, at exactly 12
o'clock M., tho Forty-Ninth Congiess
will bo called to order. The fact has
been almost lost sight of hore during
tho past tew days, owing to tho death
of Vice-President Hendricks. Tho
question of tho Presidential succession
has interested everybody to tho neg
lect ot all speculation concerning the
organization of the House of Repre
sentatives, the revision of tho rules,
tho fato' of Mr. Randall, tho President's
message, ami other matters that havo
been the staples of discussion for
Tho woik of draping all the Hov
erumcnt buildings iii black has been
going on since the death of Mr. Hen
dricks was aunounced. Tho Whito
Houso is draped as it was at the death
of ex-President Garfield. Its gnat
whito pillars aro coveied with solid
black cloth, with largo rosettes iu
front, aud black streamers festooned
from one pillar to another. The pil
lars at iho White House gates are
also covered witli black. Tho Cap
itol is draped up to the balcony above
tho dome, with very striking effect.
Tho Senators in the city aro contin
ually questioned to learn what they
think should be done to fill the place
of President of tho Senate. Tho im
pression strengthens that iho liepub
lican majority will offer it to Senator
Logan. Quito a number of politicans
in Washington aro busily engaged in
urging his election. And yet he is
the only man in tho Senate of whom
it can bo said that ho was a caudidato
before tho peoplo for tho Vice-Presidency
and was rejected.
Tho friends of tho Illinois Senator
point to the fact that ho was a long
timo in securing his ro-chction to thu
Senate, and that he lost the chairman
ship of one commiileu aud positions on
two others by iho new Administration,
which cut off some of tho perquisites
that belong to the older Senators.
"Mako him President pro tern of
tho Senate," they say, "and thus
givo him a nico privato room and a
littlo patronage as a recompense for
what ho lost last March'"
Tho "Loganites" assert that Senator
Edmunds does not want tho honor
again, and they talk of his dictatorial
manner in tho Forty-Eighth Congress,
when ho was accused oi lecturing his
fellow Senators as if they wcro school
boys. Every littlo episode in which
sharp words wero uttered iu the Senato
last winter is used against Mr. Ed
munds by tho friends of Logan.
Democratic Sutialois freely express
their preference fur Sji ator IS Imunds.
Thoy think it would be very unwise to
put so strong a paitisan as Gen. Logan
so near the President. It might nrouso
too great expectations among Gen.
Logan's followers, who aro of tho most
Great pressuro was brought to bear
upon tho President for tho purpose of
dissuading him from attending tho
funeral of Mr, Hendricks at Indian
apolis. A number of Senators, Mem
bers of tho House, prominent Demo
crats and personal friends visited him
for the purposo of urging upon him
tho importance of remaining in Wash
ington, A largo number of telegrams
to tho same effect woro received.
Their argument vas that tho publio
nind is somewhat excited, and that
tno press is commenting upon the fact
that tho death of President Cleve
land would restore tho Reoublican
party to power. This thoy feared
might tempt another Guiteau to take
tho President's life. Mr. Cioveland's
visitors said thoy did not liko to dis
cuss tho question of his doath, but thoy
thought it their duty to advise him to
guard his lifo carefully, us it was now
of nioro importance than ever.
At. first the Pi osident said he did not
feel oallcd upon to consider the ques
tion of personal risk in tho discharge
oi what he considered his duty. After
repeated protests against the trip, how
ever, ho intimated u willingness to ho
guided by tho judgment of men who
wero influenced only by a desiro to do
everything to insure order.
Thero is much talk of legislation to
provido for tho Presidential succession,
Tho Democrats feel much annoyed at
the idea of the Republicans having it
in their power to elect a possible suc
cessor to President Clovcland. If tho
latter should die, tho law now goverr
ing tho succession would nt onco bo
questioned. It is believod by somo oi
iho best laweis in Congress that uo
Heuator or Member is eligible for sue
oesslon to Iho Presidency. Euly in
tho now Congress steps will bo taken
to pass a bill koeping iho succession
with tho Cabinet officers.
Was Eve Tompted With a Qulnco ?
k colleoe ritomsson attkmits to
DISPROVE TUB SMU'ENT AND TUB
Prof. D. O. Eaton, of Yalo College,
in a paper on "Apples," read recoutly
before tho Scientific Society, of Bridge
port, said: "Tho first posltivo scien
tific demonstration of tho existence of
applo trees was iu tho disclosure, made
through a yery low condition of iho
water, that applo trco trunks formed
part of tho foundations of tho habita
tions of tho lake dwellers of Switzer
land. This period ns nearly as could
bo judged, wns from 1,200 to 2,000
years beloro Christ. That tho apple
with which Evo was templed iu Iho
Garden of Eden, according to tho
Scriptures, is tho applo of to-day is
uncertain, inasmuch as tho world an
ciently applied to tho npplo included
tho quince and tho pear. Consequent
ly Evo might hnvo been tempted by
cithei of llieso latter fruits. Tho
present apple wns duo to tho cultiva
tion and development of tho cinb ap
ple, and tho peculiarity of tho applo in
its ovolution is that tho part now val
uable was simply tho enlix, thickened
and become fleshy, which had formed
nround tho original fruit or seeds.
Thero aro now about 900 varieties of
apples, classified under not less than
King Alfonso tho fifteenth king of
Spain died last week Monday. He
was tho son of ox-quoen Isabella, and
was about 28 years of age. Ho was
proclaimed King at Madrid Deo 31,
On Jan. 23, 1878, King Alfonso
was married to his cousin, Alalia de
las Mercedes, Infanta of Spain, the
youngest daughter of tho Duko of
Montpensier. It was a love match,
and wns bitterly opposed by Isabella,
who quitted Spain rather than counteu
atico the marriage by her presence.
Tho young Queen died on Juno 20,
after a married lifo of only five mouths,
having only just entered on her 19th
year. Threo months later, Oct. 25,
King Alfonso was fired at hyjjjuan
Moucasi, a wotkman, but escaped un
hurt. Moncasi was executed iu tho
On Nov. 29, 1870, tho King mar
ried Maria Christina, Archduchess ol
Austria, daughter of tho lato Arch
duke Chailes Frederick, ami niece of
the Emperor of Austria. Just one
month after their marriage, Francesco
Otero fired at the King and Quetn as
they were driving through thu palace
gates Neither was injund. Otero
was executed in April, 1880.
On Sept. 11, 1880, tho Queen gave
birth to a daughter, tho Princess M irin
de las Mercedes, Priucos of AstUiias,
who, by her father's death, succeeds lo
the throne of Spain. A second
daughtei, tho Infanta Maria Teresa
Isabel, was born Nov. 12, 1882. The
King is said to havo been too fond of
ladies of the court, and at one limo a
separation between himself and Queen
Christina was spoken of. Nothing
camo of tho talk, however. In 1873
King Alfonso visited Beilin and was
received by the Emperor with marked
attention. On his return, through
Pat is he was hised by a mob, and for
a timo war seemed imminent between
Franco ami Spain. Tho French Min
istry disavowed tho insult, however,
nnd peaeo wns maintained.
Tho King first hIiom cd sins of ca
tarrhal fever in the Spring of last year.
Thu water euro at ILteln, in the
Uascquo provinces, exerted a good ef
fct upon him. Last Summer he
passed with his family at La Grauja,
neat Segovia, but returned lo Madrid
about three monihs ago, when tho com
plications about tho Carolines affair
became threatening. In September he
suffered from catarrhal feyer and dys
entery, but recovered sufficiently to re
ceive Canovas del Castillo and his now
ministry in tho palace. Ho declined to
take lfm physician's advice to return to
the country, and since tho first of last
month has been very ill in Madrid.
Resides his widow, Queen Christina,
and his cwo daughters, his mother, tho
Kx-Uueen Isabella, nnd three sisters
Be a Man,
You have heard it said that "boys
will bo boys." They aro much moio
likely to bo men, aud they should be
good men, ns far as circumstances will
allow. Thero aro all sorts of men iu
this world, my boy. You havo been
told by a witty writer that tho self
made man is apt to bo proud of his
maker. Ho has a right to be, if he is
well made. Tho self-made man is one,
or is supposed to be one, who has
struggled to tho front under adverse
circumstances. But there is a deal of
humbug about this.
Manhood is not dependent upon
riches. Thero are thousands of instan
ces where very pinched and poor boys
have become very rich men. Some of
them havo become miserly and very
mean men. They are entitled to a cer
tain amount of respect for their self
denials in youth ; their miserly habits
aro full of character; but the man who
accumulates more than ho over will
need, and who deprives himself of the
pleasure of doing good while ho lives
with money that ho only leaves to
worthless heirs to dissipate and quarrel
over, is not a man to bo envied.
A. T. Stewart toiled and slaved all
his lifo to be a merchant prince. He
was a mean man, so far as is known,
merciless to young men struggling up
in tho wrld, and never did good with
a dollar of his, if ho could help it.
Siuco he has been taken away, somo
charities havo been done in his name
and a memorial chapel has been built
and dedicated to a neglected God.
Peter Cooper was a self-made man
and a real good one. As ho prospered,
ho helped others. Uo reartd an in- ,
etituiioii that honors his city beyond I
any other individual enterprise. It is
his monument, and it will stand to his '
glory notwithstanding a few crank
meddlers havo insulted Peter by put
ting up a brazen brass imago of him in
tho Park. Horace Greely made him
self, but lost grip when tho President
ial beo alighted on his bonnet.
There nro bonanza kings, who nto
self-mado. You havo heard of them
on tho Pacilio slope. Thoy havo un
told wealth. They havo built palaces
and with their families havo made
themselves ridiculous abroad. They
havo even paid their way into tho sen
ato of tho United States and it al
ways takes a deal of monoy to buy into
that place and paid their wav into
Hocioty' which fact should bo a shame
to society, but is not. The bonnnza
king!)! Did thoy alavo and toil, and diir
deep with llie minora for shining goldf
Oh no my boy, they kept tho bar-rooms
for tho minors and sold supplies to
them until thoy bad nil tho gold nrd
tho miners had nothing, This sort of
self-mado man is not a help to iho
world, aud it is no wonder that adven
turesses mo on Sharon tonus with tho
Tho majority of solf-raodo mon oatoh
ou and mako themselves with politics.
Thoso specimens nro genernly badly
made, but there aro heroes in tha eyes
of tho lower gang and nt times nro en
vied by the honest young mon who
must earn what thoy get. Tho busi
ness of politics U used ns a lifter, be
cause it requires no special training
nnd no education. Good looks, a
smooth tonsrue, a habit of promising
nil things lo all men, and iho thing is
dono. Character, podigrco nro not
necessary to political success, and there
is whero tho self-mado man has an ad
vantage. In politics the gradualo of
a theological college can bo downed by
nthiek-neeked dog-fighter, nnd there is
whero tho self-mado man gets his
But thcio are numerous instances of
self-mado men, my boy, whose lives
aro worthy of imitation. At least
they aro full of encouragement and
hope. Tho humble boy of moiimchio
governments sees tho highest places
hedged about by royalty in a way ho
can never roach. The American born
boy has his glorious chances. Tho un
gainly rail splitter of thu West educa
ted himself nnd became President.
Henry Wilson, natnoloss homeless
friendless, made himself a good shoo
maker, mado himself a learned man, ind
his Stato mado him governor, and the
people made him Vice President, An
drew Johnson, silting cross-lcggrd on
a Tennessee tailors' bench, hiici it in
him lo be grealer than hi goose, and
ho camo to he seated on the highest
and most honornbluchair in tho United
States. All of this, my boy, shows the
possibilities of tho American boy.
Thero are better things ihan being
President i but it is good for n boy to
know ho is not batml from tho race.
It should no', bo n positive misfortune
for a boy to bo born lo riches i but
such things aro common. Tho disci
pline of struggling for something is of
groat value. Tho rich boy cannot
build up muselo by hiring others to
row boats for him, nor can ho buy
knowledge and character. Ho miint
dig for these things. If ho is tired ho
will be a dude. Any fool with a little
money can be n dude. If a boy has
tho right stuff in him ho will bo a
man, rich or poor. Bo a man 1 St.
Is undoubtedly caused by lmpuro blood.
Hence a medicine which purifies tho blood
removes tho causo ot the disease and opens
tho way tor a thorough cure. This Is exactly
what Hood's Barsaparllla docs, and it makes
tho euro complete by gU Ing the system health
and strength, and enabling It to throw off tho
depressing effects ot tho disease.
Is permanently cured by Hood's Sartaparllla.
Mr. A. Ball, Syracuse, N. Y., says: "Hood's
Barsaparllla has helped me more tor catarrh
and Impure blood than anything I ever used."
"I have taken Hood's Barsaparllla for
catarrh, and think It has done me a great
deal ot good. I recommend it to all within
my reach. Hood's Barsaparllla has been
worth eveiythtng to me." Luiueii D. Bob
bins, East Thompson, Conn,
May bo breaking down your health. Iio wits
In timet That flow Irora tho nose, ringing nolso
In tho ears, pain In tho head, Inflammation
ot the throat, cough, and nervous prostration
will be cured It you tako Hood's Barsaparllla.
"I had been troubled by general debility,
caused by catarrh and humors. Hood's Bar
saparllla proved lust the thing needed. I de
rived an lmmenso amount ot benefit from It."
II. F. Millett, Boston, Mass.
Sold by all druggists. $1; six for $3. Made
only by CI HOOD It CO., Lowell, Mass.
IOO Doses Ono Dollar.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
oni no " 0rrv"1' 0ul, SeP'- '0. lg82-
LULUS. " Having been jubjoct to a bron
chial affection, with frequent
colds, for a number of years, I hereby cer
tify that AVEU'S ClIElOlV I'KCTOBAL gives
mo prompt relief, and Is tho most effective
remedy I hato ever tried.
Jahus a. Hamilton,
Editor of The Orescent."
nmimin " Mt' al,elJ,olllo, Juno so. 1982.
uUUuHSi " 1 have used AYnn'8 CliEiiuV
rECTOK.u. this spring for .a se
vere cniisli and lunjr trouble with good
effect, and I am pleased to recommend It
to any ono similarly affected.
Proprietor Olobo Hotel."
Sold by all Druggists
GIVEN AWAY !
Ten thousand babies are iriven
yearly to the grave by not having
Dr. Hand's Teethintr Lotion on
their gums when teething.
SOMETHING NEW !
SOMETHING WONDERFUL !
SOMETHING MAGICAL !
To bathe the baby's gums while
teething, relieving all lnilamma
tion, swelling and pain.
A ffootl inniiv niL'litfl vrvtt hv
O O " "J
not having Dr. Hand's Colic Cure,
for it gives baby comfort and
sleep without stupefying or in
juring it. No opiates. No con
stipation. Sold at Kleim's drug store,
general airent for Dr. Iland's
remedies for children. Labora
tory at Scranton, Pa
NoIIcbIs hereby k-Uen lhattho followlnc no.
count has been tiled In tho Court ot Common i'leas
or l oiumoia county ana win no presented to the
Bald court on the Klrsl .Monday ot December, A.
1)., ISH3, nndcontlrinecl nisi, ami after the fourth
clay of ald term confirmed absolute unless excep
llousaro tiled ullhln that lime.
Ht. Ktrtt nnd llual account ot Martin r. Lutz.
assignee! ot the Citato of C. II. Iliockwny.
O. M, (JUICK. W.M. II. MN VIIKIt,
jjrotbonotary's onice, Woomsburg, IU, Nov, Tlh,
Tho fallow Int.- Widows' Aimral&ement'a will bo
presented to tho Orphans' Court or Columbia coun
ty on tho First Mondayor December A. D., 1885,
aud continued nisi, and unload exceptions within
four days thercaller w ill bo confirmed absolute i
Joshua N. Wlllet, deo'd., Hloom9burir,penionalty
fu.u, realty glll.um
Joseph Kltno, dee'd., Mt I'lcasant. personalty
Win. r. rurseL dee'd., Hemlock, personalty
Andrew ,J, Hess, deo'd., Bugarloaf, personalty,
Amos Lutz, deo'd., Mlfllln, personalty $113.77.
O. 41. QUICK, WM. II. BNVDKll.
, , Deputy. cleric, O. C.
Clerk's omce, Nov, 10, 1885.
KSTATI OF JOHN vrKINUtK, DSC8A8KD.
Letters or administration on the estate ot John
fcprlngcr, Uoceased.lutn of Hemlock: township, Col
umbia county, 1'ennsylvanla, deceased hau been
S ranted by the lliglster or said county to tho un.
eloigned Administrator. All persons havlutf
claims against the estate of the deceased are re
quested to present them for HOltlement, and thoso
Indebted to tho estate to make payment to the un.
dershfued administrator without delay.
I'KTKIi 8. liUUOLICIt,
Administrator with the will aauext C
lost ortlco, lluckhoru, Col. Co , 1M nov lS-Ow
Kcstdencc, Uwnlook township, col. Co., 1',
This Dowdernsver vanes. A marvel of purity
atrouirth and whilPBonvmess. More economical
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be Bold In
CJinretton wltn the multltudoof low test, short
weight, alum or phosphate powdorn. Sold only
In cans. Hoval Uaiinu Powdik Co , toe Wall-st.
N. r. oct 10-ly
Wheat per bushel 85 05
live " " CO
Corn " " ....old 60 new 40 00 to 05
Oats " " 33 40
Flour " bbl 5 lo 0
Hotter 20 23
Kia'.s 23 24
Potatoes 40 CO
Ilnms 11 14
Dried Apples 03 05
Side nnd shoulder 08 10
Chickens 00 08
Tuikcys 10 12
Lnrd per lb 08 10
Hay per ton 10.00
Vinegar per gal 20 30
Onions per bushel 75 1.00
Veal skins 07
Wool peril) 35
Hides fl to 7
Coai. on Wharf.
No 0 $2.00; Nos4&5$3.25
FKED- Western winter bran, spot, 15 3 15.&)
VLoUlt. Western extra's 3.S I .1 50 : l'ennn
family, 4.00 ft 4.23 Ohio clear, 4.N) w 4.8ljf winter
patent 6.23 5.5'); I'enna. roller process 4.37 a
wheat Pennsylvania red, No. 1, l.oo.
COHN. No. 4, 40(41' r-O.8, 4 1, NO. 2, 52if.
OATS. No. 3 whito 37 No. S, 38
HAY AND STKAW Timothy Cholco Western
and New York, it fair to good Western and
New York,l5.W Hi. : medium Western and New
York, 10. C4 15. : Cut hay as to quality l'J. a 20.
nyo Btraw m, Wheat straw, 10. oat straw
KiiOS. Ponnsylvanla 27 ; western 26.
iiUTTKlt IVnnsylvanla creamery 'prints 33
Creamery Kxtra ail m 31, Woslern Dairy, 7 a, 12.
i(LlVE l'oULTHY. Fowls, 1) lOTurkejs 1 (S
DHHSSED I'OULTKY.-Chlckens, 12c Turkeys
I;OTATOES.-Karly Hose, M ft GO; llurbanks, 58
ft oo; onions, 2.00 ft 2.23 per bbl. for yellow, 2.0)
MAPPLES. Fancy fall e-itln?, fi.73 per bbl.
Greenings 1.5a lialdn ins l.co.
lly virtue of sundry writs Issued out of the
Court ot common I'lensor CoL Co., and to mo di
rected will bo exposed to public sale at the Court
House In llloomsburg, on
Monday, h: 7, li,
at 2 p. m., all that certain lot of ground situate
In tho town ot Catawlssa, county of Columbia and
stato of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as
follows, to-w it: On the east by on alley, on tho
west by Second street, on tho north by I'lno
street, nnd on tho south by land of legatees of
Solomon Helwlg, deceased, and llcnjamln Ilarndt,
whereon Is erected a two story framo dwelling
hous e and outbuildings.
Seized, taken In execution, at tho suit of James
S. Lewars, administrator of Joseph Clewell, dee'd,
vs. Fayen Weaver and to bo sold as tho property
of Faycu Weaver.
Hhawn, Att'y. vend. Ex.
All that certain messuago or tenement and lot
of grouud situate, lying and being In the town ot
llloomsburg, county of Columbia and state ot
Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows,
to-wlt: Ueginnlng nt the corner ot alotot ground
ot l'hlllp Unangst, on the south sldo of Main or
Second street, of said town, and running thenco
north slxty-ono degrees east thlrty-nve feet to a
lot of ground of Joshua Fettennan, thenco by tho
same on tho wall separating tho houso erected on
tho said premises from tho houo or Joshua Fet
tennan southwestwardly to tho roar of tho said
house, thence southwardly along the rear wall of
the house erected on the premises hereby con
veyed or mortgaged, ono foot and eight Inches,
thenco by tho lot of Joihua Fettennan south
eastwardly to a post on I'lno alley, thenco along
tho said alley southwestwardly thlrty-threo feet
and tour Inches to the corner ot lot ot ground
ot l'hlllp Unangst, thenco along the same
northwestwardly two hundred and seventeen feet
and six Inches to tho place of beginning, contain
ing one-sixth of an acre, more or less, whereon
are erected a two-story brick house and framo
Seized, taken In execution, at tho suit ot Oeo.
Hughes, assigned to Margaret N. Hinnau, who
assigned to ltobert O. Neal vs. Lloyd Paxton and
E. It. Drinker, executors ot Jeremiah H. Uarman,
with notice to Mary N. Harman, widow, and Liz-
zle Fulton, and I. W, McKelvy, guardian, ndlltem,
of Samuel 1). Harman nnd Helen Ilarraan, children
and heirs of the said decedent, and to bo so'das
the propeityof Llojd 1'axton und E. Ik Drinker,
executors of Jeremiah Ik Harman, with notice to
Mary N. Harman, widow, nnd i.lzzlo II. Fulton,
and I. W. SIcKelvy, guardian, adllteiu, ot Samuel
I). Harman and Helen Harman, chlllren and heirs
or mo decedent.
Clark Att'y. Lev. Fa,
All that certain vlllago lot, bltuato In Kspy, Cok
Co., I'cnn'a, bounded on the south by Main street,
on the west by an alley, on the east by lot owned
by Alexander Wanlch, being sixty feet front on
Main street, whereon Is erected a two-story frame
dwelling house, stable and other outbuildings.
Seized, taken In execution at tho ault ot M. C.
Woodward vs. John Waters and Hobcrt 8. Howell
and to bo sold as tile property ot John Waters.
Howell, Att'y. Vend. Kx.
All tho real estato of Charles und Frederick
Smith situate on Front street In tho town of Cat
awlssa, county or Columbia, and state of I'enn.
sylvanla, bounded and described as follows, to-
wlt! On tho cast by Front street, thenco running
along fald stieet sixty and a half feet to lot
owned by John lloyer, on Bald Front street, on the
west by lot of Jacob FUher, on the north by lot
of llelwlg, on the south by lot of John lloyer,
running along the same 88 feet to land of Flsker,
whereon aro erected a largo framo dwelling houso
Seized, taken In execution, at the suit ot l'hlllp
II. Miller, assigned to II. Frank Zarr vs. Charles
Smith and Frederick Smith and to bo sold as tho
property or Charles Smith and Frederick Smith.
Zarr, Att'y. FL Ka.
All that certain messuago and lot, piece or par
eel of grouud situate on tho northwest comer o
East and Fifth streets, In the town ot llloomsburg,
bounded and described as follows, to-wlt: On tho
east by East street, on the south and west by
Fifth street and Strawberry alley, and on the
north by lot of John Culp, being about ninety-live
feet on East street, two hundred and twenty
feet, more or less, on Fifth street, and
two hundred feet, mora or less, along
lot of said John Culp and being the
same premises which Samuel Nolten and wife, by
deed dated the twoaty-elghtb day of May, A: 1).
1870, and Isaiah Ilagenuuch ana wife by deed
dated the fourteenth day ot December, A. D. l&eu,
conveyed to Stephen II. Miller, aforesaid, on which
are erected a two-story brick house and other out
Seized, taken In execution, at the suit ot Isaiah
Glger, Joslah (User, Jeremiah Hess, Dcbora Har
rison and C. w, Miller, In trust now to the use of
Elulra Huntington vs. H. II. Miller and to be sold
as the property of S. Ik Miller.
Kuorr and Winterstcen, Attys. key. pa.
You will find our nssorttiictit
complete, both in Muck nnd Colored,
nt lowest prlcec.
This stook embraces nil tho
lending novelties nnd nt tho very low
est prices, both in Hlnok nnd Colored
goods, such ns Hondo cloths, Ariiiurcs,
Royal Ercta, Tricot cloths from oOo.
up. Our 80c. Tricots nro eijunl to
goods sold nt 90c.
This stock is complete in Ln
dies' Alissc.V Mens' and I5oyi,' Flceco
lined hosiery. . Wool and Cotton hose.
Uolh whito nnd scarlot underwear nt
popular prices. Stockings by tho
WRAPS AND COATS.
This department is full in
eluding all tho new styles in Ladies'
Wraps, Newmarkets, .Inckets nnd Cir
culars, in Childrens' and Misses, full
lino of Norfolk's and Newmarkets and
Haverlocks, at prices that defy com
potion. Call and Bee.
This stock embraces in part,
Linens of all kinds for fancy work,
Cheniles, Arrascnes, Floss Crescents,
Rainier rods, ornaments, ribbons, hooks
&0-, all at lowest prices. Full lino of
Columbia yams, tho best in tho mar
ket, therefore tho cheapest, full weight.
H. J. CLARK & SON,
Agents for Buttterick's Patterns.
JVEW FALL GOODS.
Good riimlity quilting Calico for 3ic. per yard.
Full line of bleached and unbleached Muslin from Gc. up "
Canton Flannels from (j to 17c. "
Red Twill Flannels from 2!3 to GOc. ' "
White and Gray Flannels, very cheap.
All wool Ladies' Cloth, all colors, 4oc. per yard
" li yds. wide for (55c.
Ladies' quilted bottom Skirts lor 90
" . " " " Italian cloth for 1.25
Full hue 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' and Mis.W Cnnts
Some last seasons Coats and Dolmans at less than half nrice.
v.uicu .l-iuss oiikb irom AV to 1.10 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 "
lh oecoa11 W01 ,Torses 5,1 town for i-00- Jerseys all prices to
A full line of wool dress goods at the lowest cash prices and much
cheaper than ever.
White Blankets from 1.25 to 9.50 per pair.
Ladies fine black fleeced cotton Hose, white heels and toes. Also
a lull line of Hosiery, Gloves, and such goods as are usually kept
m a first class J 1
(At the old stand of Lutz & Sloan.)
GMT MMCTII II PIICES OF
11 7 -"" ji.uiuii..u.o(j JYvUa,j
AT THE CARPET STORE OF
J. J. BROWER
In order to ...tike room for Spring Stock 1 am selling Ingrain
FSsalllhe150-' 0thCr C"ri,etS mh' '
from Grand Rapids Michigan. The very latest in tho market,
Public " m(Wt t!legUnt Swcl)er ever oflorel ' tll
Nov 27-1 m
OK A VAI.UAIILK
Farm and Woodland !
Tho underslffned ofTera nt pr vato date tlio rol.
lowlnir Ueserlboil real eslati-, located in franklin
township. Columbia county. 1'i nn'a., bvlonirinir lo
the estato ol Daniel t'lewc ll. decraacd : ufaniior
adjolnlnu lands o Jonathan Kortner, Mia. John
luto? 1"' F rtUer' ','he ""P"" en";I"3 con.
TWO FRAME DWELLING HOUSES
bank turn ami all the nccos-ary ouubulldlnirg.
There ii on abundance ot (rult upon tho preuili's.
andniroodBprtntfoIwatcr. TliUrarmls within
two miles ot Catawlssa.
Also tho following described tract, located In
Catawlssa township, Columbia county, l'n be.
longing to the estate ot Joseph oie ell, deceased t
20 ACHES OF WOODLAND
adjoining lands of Henry Itobcrta, Daniel Shoppy
ana others, being well hetwlth cholco chestnut
nnrl fvilr tlmlr null ol.lu tn i. .......... . 7 " .
FalTroaatie ' '"u'",uuu
For particulars Inquire of, or address JAMES H.
LKWAlts, executor of nanlot Clewell, dee'd. and
administrator fir JnMpnli rlnunli ti'mi?.".
upon, ra., or, W. II. 111IAWN, hlsatlorney, cata'
wtsaa, I'eun'a. Novaaji , isss, wMt
OTICE TO TAX COLI.KCTOKS.
An Act of the Legislature, and anttmvi.i .imm o.i
1801, (see I'ainplilei laws, page 45) rutiuiring lax
collectors, township and uoiough onicem, to make
return ol seated und unseated lundi upon which
no property can bo found from whi. li tu mako
taxes to the County Cu.idsssloners, un or before
the first day of Januarv next, with n humi-ium ,tu.
scrlptlon by boundaries orotherlao,ot each sepa.
srate lot or tract aud about the quantity of the
same. Those who fall to make returns by said
day will be held for such losi. Taxes so letuined
become a Hen against tho property so returned.
We hae blames on which thesu munis we to bo
made and will furultU them upon application of
Com'rs' onico, Oct, so, '85, 8t, com'rs Cleric,
All tho leading Colors in
Plain and Urocnde Silk Vclvet-i.
Special bargains in Urocades. Plushes
for fancy work.
EL ANNE S ND
You will find our stock com.
plcto and nt prices that eaunot l)e
matched. Our Special lllanket at
i?2.03 per pair is pronounced by all a
bargain, others in proportion.
Wo offer to-day somo hig
bargains in thc9o goods, good Turkey
Red Linens at 31c. a yard, worth f0c.
Napkins from fiOc. u dozen up, a three
foutths nil linen Napkin at 81.7,, a
dozen, worth 2.2,5, see them. Those
T owels nt 20c. a piece are sold hy nil
at 2.rH, ask to see them. Table Cloth,
Cotton Flannels, fic. a yard
and up. Good calicoes, ., 0 and 7
cts. a yard. Muslins, at 0, 7, 8, !) am
10c, and No. 1 9-1 sheeting Muslins at
20o. a yard. Cotton Flannel, Hacked
Cheviot Shirtings, Tickings, Denims,
&c, all nt tho very lowest prices.
Fur Trimmings, all kinds and
widths. Fur Collars and Capes, .Muffs
in Hlack, Heaver. Ladies' and Hoys'
Fur Caps at low prices.
VTOTlCi: 13 HKHEI1Y GIVEN tlmt n
AJniP.p".caUon.ylu 1)0 lnal0 1 tno aomnor olf
iiJ WAS".'? .'! Moday, the seventh Hay or
v 18?5',b?.A' y" wl'och, 11. c. Neal, John
tVnwn?.tn"A,J'..l!' ,.lr0WD' w- M.'llrtr nnd o. W.
in,,.V,r:.a 0( ,h. town ot lllooinsburg, Columbia
S . )h ""'Wynnla, under tho Act ol Assembly
,i W Aet. 10 Provido for tho Incorporation
i ,h 'Syla,lJ.." ot Sel" tortioratlons." nppiwed
n! i, .nhSij' an.d n supplements thereto, lor
Iii i, VJ.1er ! nn "lcd corporation to be called
if..i.,Iil001,"sbur?.!,u'a"1 " necuicUUitco.,"
f,aIaclip.r '. ouJcct or which is foriliopur
Itm?',,1" an, fcuPPfoHilf heat nnd power by
?.if.Ui,V,".? .t,hu. mal"l.' '"l bupplylug light by
i.nlc.Ac tJ'.".le business of Iho bald corporation to
W'Hlttll "I'd, carried on In tho said town o(
JUS PS ,,te "'"''or, the purposes to have, pos
f?5?.i"i".J?''.aUl1'0 llghls, beneilts und prlvl.
!E.f saW Acl ot Assembly nnd supplements
i w'.Mj.f JU11N ol-AIIK,
E. B. BROWER
OAS FITTING & STEAM IIKATJNH..
STOVES &TIN WARE..
All kinds of work in Slicot Iron, Hoof
ing and Sjiouting liromritlY
WMilct attention given totaling by steam.
Corner of Main & East Sis.p