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COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
0. B. Elwoll, Ir'tu,..
J. K. Blttenbandtr., f E46"'
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1887.
All tho camlidntca who havo an
nminccil tliolr nrtmoa aro still in tho
Held. Any rumor to tho effect that
80ino of tlicm havo withdrawn is In-
If any camlidato for any county of'
fico this year, bolted tho democratic
ticket tlireo years ago, ana supported
any rcnnlilican nominee against tho
regular democratic nominee, ho ought
10 no ueicaicu. J. no party organiza
tion cannot bo maintained if men are
to bo permitted to jump tho traces a'
ono election, and at the next bo put
in responsible offices by tho party they
betrayed. This would be patting a
premium on treachery, and it is not
AH OPEN LETTEB TO WILLIAM
Drau Snt :
Tho old saying that "nothing but
goou should no said ot tho dead ' is a
very propor ono to bo observed, but as
it docs not apply to a "dead dock," nor
a defunct politician, you will pardon
mo for alluding to a low things in this
reply, which you havo called forth by
your vory affable communication in tho
Sentinels last issuo. Something seems
to havo cone wrong with you recently
which disturbed tho equanimity of
your well-known amiable disposition,
and which resulted in your pouring out
upon tho public, by tho column, a heap
of abtiso upon ovorybody who you
imagino had any part in turning you
out of tho court house Of cjurso, it
is but natural that you should havo a
feeling of resentment against those who
you think assisted in tearing yon away
lrom tho publiu pap upon which you
feasted for oirrhteen vears and from
which you derived a fortune greater
than your aggregate salary, but It
would havo been in much better tasto
if you had gracefully submitted to the
will of tho people, instead of bolting
tho ticket and constantly roviling those
who did not approve of your political
methods. It is well known that you
bought a newspaper, that you might
through it, punish your enemies, and at
tho same time reinstate yourself in tho
good graces of the democratic party
with tho hope ot again securing a pub'
lie office. Thus far, you have accom
plished neither object, and this failure
seems to havo soured your temper.
You aro therefore, over ready to givo
vent to your spleen, with or without
provocation, and the very thought of
your lost grip so inflames your passions
that you are uabio to bo reckless in
your assertions and contemptible in
Clerk Casey's letter was the occasion
of your recent remarkable utterances,
but instead of meeting tho serious
chargo wbioh ho makes against you, of
altering public records, in a straight
forward manly way, you flounder about
and denounce everybody else, hoping
thus to draw attention lrom yourself.
I5ut you ask for information, whioh
I cheerfully give you. I did not teil
"Mr. Low, Mercantile appraiser in 1885
that I would not agreo to allow the
list to bo published in tho Sentinel bo
causo you did not give mo enough ad
vertising whilo you were in othce.
To say that I would not allow tho list
to bo published in any other paper
would havo been absurd. I had no
control over it, and could not in any
way have prevented Mr. Low from
publishing it wherever he saw fit. It
has been tho custom for years to pub
lish tho list in three papers, and the
amount to which two papors wero legal
ly entitled for the work has been dl
vided among three, thus reducing the
amount received by each. Thero is no
"division of spoils" about this, as it has
coet tho state just the sarao money to
havo the ust printed in three papers,
that it would havo cost if printed in
only two. Tho law now allows tho
publication in thrco papers, and pays
But oven if it wero "spoils" yoa did
not hesitate to become a "party to the
fraud." as you earnestly solicited tho
appraiser to let you priDt it and divide
the pay into four parts. Had this been
done, you would not now bo complain-
ing about "defrauding tho state.'' But
iho Columbian, Republican and Item
refused to publish it for tho sum they
would havo received if it had gone in
four papers, and so you did not get it,
although as a final argument you offer
ed Jslr. i(0w a bribe ot twenty dollars
if ho would givo it to you. And yet
you prato about "spoils 1 j. ou talk
about a "baso and tiiiokling courso'' 1 1
As to printing tickets in 1878, if I
am correctly informed you got them
for nothing, and therefore ought not
to complain. Iho prices charged were
tho samo as had been paid for years by
candidates, and even then wero much
lower than what is charged now in
most countiest,ol tho state.
Your insinuation about paying tho
nheriff n bonus on advertising is utterly
and absolutely untrue.
As to acting a "Judas part" in tho
Weirman matter threo years ago, I
have only to say that suoh an accusa
tion would como trora no ono but an
in gra to. In the last threo issues of the
Columbian before the delegate election
of 1884, you wero given forty inohes
of space in its columns, whilo W. II.
Snyder filled but twenty-six inches,
Both had been nreviooslv informed
tlifrt no articles making charges against
tho other would bo printed tho lost
week beforo the delegato election un
less the accused had an opportunity to
reply in tho same issuo. Mr. Snyder
agreed to this, nnd tho affidavits ot
August 8, 188f wero submittod to you,
nndyour answer was prepared by an
attorney, and printed in tho same issue.
As soon as you learned that Mr. Snyder
had leu town you acted in bad ialtli
nnd brought in an affidavit making a
serious chargo against him and wo uo
olined to publish it unless Snyder had
tho same opportunity of roplylng that
had been given to you. Tho articlo
was then voluntarily withdrawn, and
subsequently contradicted by the per
son who sworo to it.
Tho spaco occupied by you was giv
en gratuitously, and then whilo tho
matter was fresh in your mind, you ex
pressed to us, through a friend, your
appreciation of tho very air manner
In which we had treated you. All this
you havo conveniently forgotten, and
now in your desperation you call mo a
"Judas', you, whoso whole political lifo
lias been ono long series ot tho betray,
al of friends.
Tho flhe cf tho Columbian of July
23, August 1 and 8, 1881, will subntan
tiato all that has been said as to the
amount of space used by you in your
interests. Not a single affidavit was
printed that you did not havo on oppor
tunity of answering. This opportunity
was not given you becauso you request
ed it, but becauso it was and is tho rulo
of this office that no attack upon any
candidate will bo printed just bcloro
tho delegato clcotion without giving
him a chanco to dofend hlmsolf, Our
courso all through was honest, fair and
consistent, and no better proof of this
can bo offered than tho feet that wo
wero censured by your opponents be
causo wo gavo you all tho spaco you
wanted. But as you wero always un
friendly to tho Columbian when it was
in tho hands of thoso whom you could
not control politically, according to
who dictates of your own sweet will. I
neVbr expcoled anything elso from you
but ingratitudo for tho privileges that
wero accorded you in 1884. It has al
ways been, and still is your habit to
ahuso thoso whom you cannot use.
You also find it just as easy to make
maliciously falso accusations against
others as it is for you to deny truthful
charges against yourself. Tho caso
with whioh the allegations cau bo
proved or disproved never seems to
occur to yon.
Your little romanco about aa alleged
violation of agrcoment with J. 0.
Brown, is purely tho work of your im
agination. It is worse It is a false
hood. What will you say when I tell
you that Mr. Jlrovm also pronounces
your assertion untrue, and states that
no such thing over occurred between
us! In this you aro thoroforo brand
ed as a deliberate falsifier, and no
further answer to your tiraJo would
have been necessary, because falsus in
un, falsus in omnibus.
Thero aro a fow other matters of
whioh yon speak, to whioh I haye paid
no attention. Some of them haye been
repeatedly disproves, and tho others
aro false, and of littlo moment even if
I shall not attempt to catechise you
on your official and political record. It
would make very interesting reading,
but it would bo too long, and as thero
aro many pooplo who aro thoroughly
familiar with your publio lifo, some
portions of it might bo stale.
If you will pardon me again, how
ever, I will venture a suggestion which
may be of benefit to you, if hoodod.
Journalism is an honest and honorable
profession, and if you would devote tho
same energy to tho publishing of a
clean newspaper that you give to crook
ed political scheming, and would use
tho same endeavors to ploaso your read
ers that you now put forth to abuse
and villify thoso who havo thwarted
your political aspirations, you might
possibly mako a success as a publisher.
But you are too old to learn now tricks,
and tho Sentinel cannot reasonably
be expected to be anything but your
own personal organ, to bo used solely
for the accomplishment of your own
selfish personal ends, bo long as you
This is not journalism, and though
it may succcod for a time, in the ond it
is just as sure to fail most ignominious
ly, as tho sun is sure to sot at night.
Thero are gome people who will urge
you on with their plaudits, but the en
comiums of suoh are not desirable.
What the intelligent democrats of Co
lumbia county want is a clean, honest,
consistent newspaper in wbioh tbey
can confidently put their truBt, and
this is why the Columman has been
for many years and is now the recog
nized organ of the party, in spite of
your efforts by a large gratuitous cir
culation to displace it, and in this per
haps it is not necessary to uso a micro
soopo in order to discover another mo
tive for your repeated exhibitions of
jealousy and hatred. Wo havo no
anger towards you, nothing but pity
and sympathy for tho unfortunate
characteristics with which nature has
endowed you ; and wo shall have no
rooro space to dovoto to a controversy
Geo. E. Elwei.i-
HE THINKS A "SCHOOL BOY"
Glen Citv, Pa. July 18, 1887.
Geo. E. Elwell Esq., Dear Sue
Jesse Rittcnliouse brought me a oopy
of your paper, the Columbian, as I have
not been taking your paper this sum
rasr. I did not read the famous sland
er until Jesse showed it to me. The
article is headed thus, "DidRittcnboueo
Bolt?", and after the shameful letter
vou stato or givo mention, as I recol
lect reading in tho Columbian last win
ter, that hereafter no campaign com
munication would be published unless
tho author's name would bo permitted
to bo signed. The communication was
sent to injure a sincere and just and
honest man just for a trifling matter.
The boy was rofused to teaoh a
school which Rittenhouse, a school
director, in his judgment did know tho
boy of 17 years was incompetent to
control, and the boy said ho would do
feat him if not (the next few words arc
Now see here, editor, how much do
you regard your promises. You said
you would not publish any communi
cation unless the full namo was given
in print, and in your editorial say as
the communication was from a gentle
man whose democraoy and reliability
are unquestioned, you print it without
giving heed to your rules and promise.
Tho correspondent is a boy of 17 years
old, has no vote, and you do not know
his politics, you do not know what bo
will bo when ho gets to vote. You
havo tho senatorial beo in your bonnet,
seo how you get thero when you aro a
candidate. But as yon are the son of
an honest judge of our courts, and as
(next two words illegible) it will not
matter. An unjust act willtell in tho
tirao to como. itelute it and savo an
G. P. DlUEHRACII.
fMr. Drieabach is in error in suppos
ing that tho chargo of bolting was
mado by a Bctiool boy. It camo from
a man who is threo times 17 years old
at least. Mr. Rittenhouso has not
Large Losses by Fire and Flood.
WiLKEmuniiE, July 19, A terrifio
wind ana rain storm passed over
Wyoming county last evening, during
which tho Catholic church at Tunkhan
nook was struck by lightning. Tho
steeple toppled over and tho rear ond
of tho church was badly wrecked. Tho
lightning also struck Gearhsrjl'u foun
dry, damaging it considerably. Theo
dore Cooper s barn was leveled to the
ground. The structure caught fire.
All the contents were destroyed. Two
horses and four head of cattle perished.
At Bear Creek, this county, John Dic
ker's barn was struck, Fivo head of
cattlo and four horses and twenty tons
of hay, with sevoral wagons and carri
ages wero lost. Air. turner was in
sured for $ 1,000, but his polioy ran out
on Saturday last.
Ernest K'ammy on Wednesday, July
13th, shot and killed his wife and then
attempted Buicldo in East park, Phila
delphia. Ho was taken to tbo Gorman
Bix0Msuuna, July 18, 1887.
William Krickbaum devoted about
all tho spaco ho had in his Sentinel
last wcok to tho abuse of raj self and
tho present Commissioner. Ho pro
duced no proof of any of his numerous
and false statements. But ho had in
his columns all tho spread-cnglo vo
cabulary of tho blatherskite ho has
lately employed to writo out nil tho
nbuso whioh ho (Krickbaum) can con
ceive This blathereklto reduces to
writing all tho venomous nnd nbusivo
falsehoods that Krickbaum oan imag
inoditrlng tho wakeful nights hois now
spending, as tho hand writing is ap
pearing on tho wall that his candidates
Gii ton and Bolter Rittenhouso aro
ncaring their doomod dufcat. Of courjo
Krickbaum voted for Kintor and tho
reason ho is pressing tho nomination of
Rittenhouso so hard U becauso Bitten
houso is ono of his very few faithful
followers that followed him even out
of tho Dcmocratio party. Rittenhouso
would bo a faithful follower of Kriok
baum in the Commissioner's office.
But the Democratic party will not put
him there. Girton is in tho samo boat.
Now Krickbaum stand up. You dofy
mo to produco any proof that you over
altered records. A letter from Gideon
Miohael requesting you to havo tho
valuation of his real cstato changed is
in my possession. Upon finding this
letter I went to tho annual assessment
book for Briarcrcek township for 1883
nnd found that tho valuation of $1C."0
on real pstato of Gidoon Michael was
scratched and tho figures 1300 insert
ed by you. This you did without
authority from tho Commissioners, in
fact without their knowing anything
about it. Is this to the point! How
often would you do tho samo kind of
work if you wero again ro-instated as
Clerk? But thero is no uso in wasting
time on such mattors. Your candi
dates for Commissioners will bo beaten
and you will again bo left.
John B. Casey.
(From our Regular correspondent.
WAsniNOTON. D. 0.. July 18, 1887.
Tho Balutary effects of tho lessons
taught by tbo recent oxposuro of tho
rascalities of Bacon in the Patent Of
fice, and Harvoy in tho Treasury, aro
pcrceptiblo in many ways. Tho heads
of Bureaus aio more diligent and vigi-
lent as well as exacting regarding tho
methods of conducting the publio busi
ness, and tbo clorks apprecinto tho
stato of affairs by increased activity
and thoroughness in performing their
allotted tasks. In all tho Departments
thero is an ill-concealed feeling of ap
prehension, not to say suspense, as
to what a day may bring forth, and
your correspondent feels safo in pre
dicting that tho end is not yet, that
others in high places aro cowering in
abjeot foar of an impartial investigat
ion of their doings, realizing that tho
result would bo ruinous to them. I
havo (rood reason to believe that a
general but qniot examination of tho
accounts of all disbursing officers is be
ing mado by direction of no less an
authority than tho President himself.
fostmaster uonoral Vilas was partly
engaged this week in the much needed
work of revising tho postal regulations,
which havo not been amended since
1877. Tho Postmaster General also
found timo to reply, in tho negative to
the letter of tho postal clerk, asking
permission to hold a convention to dis
cuss tho needs of tho service, and ad
vising them that tho proper way to so
curo these aims and ends would bo to
mako such suggestions to tho Depart
ment as might occur to them in tho
practical performance of their duties.
Up to the present this month, Gov
ernment receipts amount to about $11,
000,000, and the expenditures, inclus
ive of $12,000,000 in pensions, to $18.
561,102, making an onormous excess of
disbursements over receipts. It is esti
mated that tho receipts for tho balance
of the month will bo $1,000,000 a day,
and that the expenditures will bo fully
as large. Tho total amount of bonds
redeemed under tho call which matur
ed July 1st, isS18,090,250,lcaving.still
outstanding of tho call $1,G2C,C5G, tho
whole amount oljcalled bonds outstand
ing is $5,300,450. At present the
Treasury finds itself unablo to supply
tho heavy demand for notes of small
denominations, but orders have been
issued to do so as soon as practicable.
To provo that President Cleveland,
who has probably received raoro ahuso
and adverso critioism from tbo soldiers
than"any of his predecessors, is really
their best friend, having done better
by them than any other President, it is
only necessary to refer to tho records
of the Pension office. During the first
two years of his term, President Cleve
land haB approved 8C3 private pension
bills. Gen. Grant, in eight years, only
approved 485, Hayes in four ycars,303,
and Garfield and Arthur but 73G in the
same time. In addition to this, Presi
dent Cleveland has approved thrco
general pension bills, March 19th, 1880,
increasing to twelve dollars tho pen
sions of 79,787 widows, minors and de
pendent relatives of Union soldiers,
August 4th, 188G, increasing the pen
sions of 10,030 infirm and maimed
Union soldiers of the civil war from
$24 to S30, from $30 to $3ii, and from
$30 to $37.50 to $45 per month. Tho
act of Jan. 27th, 1887, has al
ready placed upon tho pension rolls
8,455 survivors of tho Mexican war
and their widows, and during tho pres
ent fiscal year that number will be
increased at least 25,000. The Ponsion
offico records demonstrate boyond the
shade ot doubt, tbo assertion of corres
pondents to the contrary notwithstand
ing, that 131,180 moro certificates of
pensions wero issued during the first
two years of a Deraocratio administra
tion than during tho last two years of
Republican control. And during tho
samo timo tho sum distributed to pen
sioners by tho Democrats exceeds by
$lC,G17,O20,99 tt o amount distributed
by the Republicans for tho samo pur
poso and time. It is also susceptible
of proof that in tho matter of now
names added to tho pension list, tho
Cleveland Administration is 15,408
names ahead of tho last two years of
tho Republican rcgimo. Such strong
arguments as theso aro sullloiont to put
to shamo tho Republican charge that
President Cloveland and tho Demo
craoy aro unfriendly to tho soldiers of
The disbursing officers of tho Treas
ury woro somowhat surprised tho othor
morning when a duly authorized com
mittco of expert accountants oallud un
ceremoniously to count their cash and
seo if tho books would balance Similar
action will bo taken with all disburs
ing oflicors. Thoir accounts havo nev
er been overhauled, and it will bo n
great wondor if much crookedness in
high places is not uncovered.
Tbo Tenucsseo Press Association,
representing twrnty-nitio papers, met
abovo tho clouds on July 15th, on tho
top of Hoano mountain. Tho meeting
contiouod several dnjs.
Tho president is Mill traycling.
W. 0, QIRTON'S CARD,
As I hear that a report is being cir
culated through tho county that 1 am
running for commissioner in tho inter
est of n uertoln faction, I hereby givo
notice that I havo mado no pledges or
promises to any one, and that if clcct-
oa i win pcriorm my mines iniuiiuiiy,
and will bo controlled by no man or
Wm. 0. Girton.
It is a vory safo rulo for a man with
n record, and especially an unsavory
record, to bo slow to speak, in faot to
keep his mouth shut altogether. Had
tho dashing General Tuttle who gain
ed for hiiiHclf n notoriety by "breath
ing out firo and slaughter" against
President Cleveland followed this rule,
ho might possibly havo found himself
to-day in a less unenviablo position
than that which ho now occupies bofore
Tho St, Louis Republican has been
looking up tho record in peaco and war
of this puissant general and tells a most
interesting story in regard to it.
In 18G1, tho story runs, Tutllo was
mado a brigadier general and was plac
ed in command at Vicksburg, at which
point Judgo H. S. Hart was custom
i officer, and to mako a long story short,
t whilo theso t io worthies woro station
ed at that point, they tried to steal a
cargo of cotton worth S100.000, but
wero discovered in their littlo scheme,
and ns a result of tho oxposuro Tuttlo
was compelled to resign. This was
tho end of Tuttlo's career as a soldier
nnd ho was never heard of again until
ho bobbed up serenely in tho rolo of an
offended patriot whoso righteous in
dignation caused him to cry out against
wrong doings of President Cloveland.
By tho timo tho St. LouiB Republi
can is through with Tuttlo, ho will
doubtless havo his mind disabused of
the idea that he is the biggeBt man in
this country and tho ono altogether
A Broken Rod
KILLS THE KNniNEEIt OK THE PRESIDENT'S
Fobksti'Oht, N. Y., July 17. An
accident happened to tho President's
train on tho return from Clayton Sat
urday ovening, one milo North of
Glcndale, killing tho engineer. Thero
was considerable excitement at tho
timo. The engineer had his hand on
tho whistlo to blow for Stiles' crossing
when tho connecting bar to tho for
ward driver on tho right hand side of
tho engino broke, and tho huge piece
of steel revolved with terriblo velooity,
tearing out ono side of tho cab and
ripping up tho ties nnd ground as the
engino rushed along. A huge fracture
was mado in the boiler, nnd the steam
escaped in volumes. Tho President,
when informed of tho affair, said ho
thought thero was somolhing serious
tho matter when ho saw tho clouds of
steam. Reilly the engineer, who had
saved his fireman by forcing him on
top ol tho cab, was found lying along
side his engine, dead. After instruc
tions wero given to care for the dead
engineer, tho President's car was at
tached to nn express train, which liad
como up by this time, and was taken
to Alder Creek, where the President
and Mrs. Cloveland and others of tho
party left tho car. It was then after
Politics in Lackawanna.
DEMOCItATS NAME A TICKET ANI VENT
THEIR FEELINGS ON THE REVENUE
Sckanton, July 19. Tho Democrat
ic County Convention of Lackawanna
met hero to day and nominated Ex
District Attornoy John F. Connolly
for Additional Law Judgo by acclama
tion. But two votes wero cast against
him. Edward Merrifield sent in a
letter requesting that his namo should
not bo used. W. J. Burko, of Winton,
ono of the present incumbents, and A.
V. O'Boyle, a teacher in ono of tho
publio Bchuols of Scrnnton, wero nomi
nated for Commissioners on the first
ballot. Henry T. Kochler, of Scranton
and II. K. Barger, of Carbondale, be.
ing named, wero nominated for County
The resolutions indorso tho adminis
tration of President Cleveland and his
efforts "to heal tbo wounds arising
from the late war which are kept open
by Republican politicians for selfish
nnd partisan purposes ;' declares in
favor of Democrats holding all offices
under a Deraocratio administration and
denounces tho Republican State Gov
ernment as being "responsible for tho
monstrous outrage by whioh tho gener
al rovenuo bill failed and three million
dollars was lost by tho Commonwealth
and tho counties and saved to the
monopolies." The resolutions further
assert a belief that "this measure was
lost not by neglcot or oramission, but
by fraud and bribery." Ex-Judge
Stanton, of this city, is bitterly
opposed to Mr. Connolly's nomination
for Judge, and it is rumored here to
night that ho will be an independent
candidate against him.
An old-fashioned chap who keeps a
drug storo in Cloveland, had about
two dozen bottles of Hood's Sarsa
parilla on hand in April, and ono morn
ing a drummer, who bad been posted
by tho boys, entered the storo and
"Seo here. I am a man who goes
straight to business. I'll give you a
dollar and a half a bottle for that Sar
saparilla." "Dollar and a half!"
"Well, eay two dollars."
Tho old man turned whitu as doath,
lost his voico for a minute and thcu
hoaisely whispered :
"You oan't havo it. War's broko
out somewhere, and Hood's Saraapa
rilla is woith two and a half."
The Adams county delegates to tho
next Democratic Statu Convention
have decided to present tho namo of
Ron. William McClcan, of Gettysburg,
ns a candidato for tho Supromo Judge
ship. A call has been issued for a con
vention of tho Prohibitionists of Adams
county on Aiigvst 8 to nominate a
ticket and select dologatcs to tho Stato
A now mammoth cavo is said to havo
been discovered near Eminence, Ky.
Many deaths from heat occurred in
tho cities last Saturday and Sunday,
Koaiful destruction was wrought on
Tuesday at different places by torna
does, earthquakes and volcanoes.
Pennsylvania ha 1,726 postollloes
that pay less than $20 per quarter,
Robert Beaoham, (colorod), aged
nine, was stabbed and instantly killed
at Loulsvlllo on Sunday by Willie
Augustus, a whito boy of twclvo years.
T.ftrcrn fnrnat. ftrna tinvn Yinnn mrrtnry
in western Now York during tho past
A lad of sixteen years in Now York
committed Buicldo by hanging himself
Mrs. Logan, who has been so sick
lately, in improving, and hor physician
thinks sho will soon recover
Gcorgo Wilson was sentenced at
Albion, N. Y., on July 15th, to bo
hanged for the murder of his wife.
A cyclono passed over Qucbro last
week, causing great ruin. Houses
wero unroofed, chimneys blown down,
nnd trees fifty feet high uprooted.
On July 17, slipht shocks of earth-
?uako wero felt in Sicily and along tho
talian roasts. Mount Aetna is In a
stato of eruption.
Axcy Cherry, a colored girl, was sen
tenced at Barnwell, S. C, 1a-t Satur
day, to bo banned in,Septetnber for thj
poisoning of a baby, which sho had in
her chargo. Tho poisoning wns dono
by filling tho child's mouth with con
Monday was tho timo appointed by
tho Huntingdon hotel keepers to eloso
their places of business and they had
made all their arrangements to do so
by discharging tho clerks and servants,
but a number of leading business men
prevailed upon them to keep open.
This was hailed with delight, as tho
dosing of tho hotels would havo prov
on a sovcro blow to transient men and
tho publio generally.
Jacob Sharp, the convicted briber,
was sentenced on Thursday, July 14th,
to four years imprisonment at Sing
Sing, and to pay a fine of $5000.
Ho seemed much crushed by the
weight of his sontenco, but since his
sickness has disappeared somewhat,
and it is thought that a great deal of it
was put on. Uo was taken baek to
prison, nnd will remain there until his
removal to Sing Sing, which will take
place in a fow days.
News of a most inhuman murder
comes from Riverside, Ark. It seema
that a man living near that place Lad
a stepson 5 years old, whom he greatly
disliked. He was known to treat him
most oruelly, boating him in a terrible
manner, onco putting ono of tho little
fellow's eyes out whilo whipping him.
A few days ago ho boat the child in a
horrible manner and then tied him by
tho wrists to a stako in tbo hot sun,
without food or water, until he died.
Just how long the child was thero is
not known. But the cords at the
wrists had cut into tho flesh and tbo
wounds were filled with worms. The
fiend, finding his victim was dead,
armed himself and took to tho woods.
The child's mother seems indifforent
over the affair.
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At this season nearly every one needi a
good medicine to purify, vitalize, and enrich
the blood, and wo ask you to try nood's
DafMiMttv Sartaparllla. Itstrcngtheni
retUllctr sna ma up the system,
creates an appetite, and tones the digestion,
while It eradicates disease. The peculiar
combination, proportion, and preparation
ot tho vegetable remedies used giro to
Hood's Sarsaparllla pocul- "rn Ifoalf
lar curative powers. No ' " llSOll
other medlclno has such a record of wonderful
cures. It you have mado up your mind to
buy Hood's Sarsaparllla do not be Induced to
take any other Instead. It Is a Peculiar
Medicine, and Is worthy your confidence.
Hood's Sarsaparllla Is sold by all druggists.
Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
The names announced under this heading are
subject to the decision of the Democratic county
Convention, to be held In Bloomsburg, on Tuesday.
July S6, iss7. Tho Delegate Election wiu bo held
on Saturday, July 83, between the hours o! 8 and
Fou Associate Judoe,
CYRUS B. McHENRY,
Of Fishiugcroek Township.
Fon Protiionotauv- and Clerk of
WM. H. SNYDER,
Fort RicoisTicit and Rkcoudkii,
C. II. CAMPBELL,
Fou Reoibtku and Recorder,
N. P. MOORE,
of Hemlock Township.
For Register and Recorder,
MICHAEL F. EYERLY,
For Reoister and Recorder,
G. W. STEKNEU,
For County Treasurer,
A. B. CHOOP,
For County Treasurer,
G. A. HEKRING,
For County Treasurer,
II. C. KELCHNER,
Of Scott Township.
For County Commissioner,
Of Centro i'wp.
For County Commissioner,
For County Commissioner,
L. M. OKEVELING,
For County Commissioner,
WM. G. GIRTON,
For County Commissioner,
Of Mt. Pleasant Township.
For County Commissioner,
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tition with tho multitude of low test,short weight,
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KOTAt Hiking rowiuRfo,. Wall St., N. Y.
A ldums, nioTooiurii, autograph and
t Scrap, a largo and complete lino At .1. 11.
Mercer's U,ug and Book Mere, Evans' lilock.
ALL THE FINEST EXTRACTS COLOONH
Cachets, lwinades, llolr Dyes and Bay Rum
at J. II. Mercer's Drug and Hook Moro, Evans'
Block, opposite Episcopal Church.
ALL PROPRIETARY AND PATENT MEDICINES
at J. II. Mercer's D. ug and Book store, oppo
site Episcopal Church.
BOOKS, STATIONERY AND WALL l'Al'KII, A
ti dc stock at Mercer's Drug and Book More,
opposite Episcopal Church, Bloomsburg, Pa.
-1ASTILU1 TOILET AND MEDICATED SOAPS,
V a full line at J. II. Mercer's Drug and Book
storo, Upper Main trect.
COMBS OP ALL KINDS, WELL SELECTED, AND
at very low prices at J. II. Mercer's Drug and
Book store, third door ftboo Iron street, Blooms
CONDENSED MILK, COXES, NELSON'S AND
Cooper's Gelatine. Tap oca, Sage, Arrow Hoot
and all the prepared foods for children and In
valids at Mercer's Drug nnd Book store, nrst door
abovo Uess' Boot and bhocsto.e, Bloomsburg,
CANARY, HEMP, RAPE, MILLET, MAW AND
Mixed Seed for the birds, at J. H. Merco. s
Drug and Book Store, first door bclotv Croasy's
J JUNE WllITTNO PAVERS. BY BOX, LOOSE OR
J In Tablet form, at J. II. Mo-cer's Drug and
ook Store, Bloomsburg, Pa.
NURSING BOTTLES. NIPPLES, RUBBER RAT
ties, Teething Rings and all fequlslts of tho
Nursery that will contribute to tho baby's happi
ness, al . I. II. Mercer's Drug nnd nook store, two
doors abovo Evans & Eyer's Clothing store.
JOIIYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND FAMILY
L receipts carefully prepared at nil hours at
letter's Drug and Book btore, Bloomsburg, Pa.
rilOILET AND INFANT roWDERS, ROUGE,
J. cosmetic and gold ard silver Diamond Dust,
at J. 11. Mercer's Drug nnd Bock store, No 08 Main
street, Uloomsburg, l'a.
WALL TAPER-MANY KINDS AND MANY
prices-at Mercer s Drug and Book store,
opposite Episcopal Church, Uloomsburg, Pa.
Just the thing for picnics and
private parties, neat clean and
cheap; avoids the annoyance of
broken and lost dishes and nap
kins; no weight to carry. These
paper plates aro largely used for
pie baking, and overcome the
objection some people have to
pies because the under crust is
soggy; the greatest degree of heat
will not scorch them and by
greasing them a pie may be
baked on them better than on
tin or earthen ware; the under
crust will be found perfectly
hard and crisp similar to the top.
Napkins are soft and pliable as
linen and will not fade unless
We carry the most complete
line of Builders' materials in tho
Country. Iron, Steel and Wire
Nails, Locks in endless variety,
Door Butts, plain or ornamental,
Catchesand Latches.White Lead
Mixed Paints and Colors, Lin
seed Oil, Turpentine, Varnish,
Oil Finish, French and Ameri
can Window Glass, Putty.Build
ing Paper, all of which we can
sell at prices that will make it to
your interest to deal with us.
We havo taken the agency for
J. A. Shoppard's Paragon Coach
Varnish, patented in 1881 and
wish to call the attention of con
sumers to its merits. It is made
solely from hard gum, has a
very heavy body and dries hard
in 21 hours in Summer or Win
ter, ono gallon covers 450 sq.
feet of new work first coat and
GOt) ft. second coat, it is warrant
ed not to crack, spot, blister or
turn white, and to outwear any
English or American varnish, is
especially suitable for carriages
or outdoor work where exposed
to tho weather, it is warranted to
rub down in oil or water, and
pumice stone in from 3(5 to 48
hours without sweatiug out and
can bo brought to a dead finish.
For tho interior finish of fine
residences, publio buildings,
bath-rooms, it has no equal ; hot
or cold water, soap or grease will
not affect its bistro or spot or
stain its surface; wiping with a
spongo or dump towel will keep
it looking fresh and new. If you
aro especially desirous of a hand
some and permanent finish,
specify Sheppards Paragon Coach
Varnish to your painter and take
no othor; put un in J and ono
gallon cans at $15.00 per gallon,
J. R. Schuyleu & Co,,
Wn nrn nlTm-infr freat illdllCCmClltS lo DCl'SOllS desil'iliff U
,,w.1,n0n P mm. Onmns and
Among the Pianos we handle are the ITERS Sf POND,
C C BIGGS, BA US $ CO., SCEOMA GKER Gold
String and Opera Pianos. These Pianos aro all first-eks,
and fully warranted for five years.
Our leading Organs are tho celebrated ESTEY. MILL
ER, UNITED STATES and other makes.
Our leading Sewing Machines are the celebrated WHITE,
ME W DA VIS, NE W DOMESTIC, NE W HOME,
HOUSEHOLD, ROYAL ST JOHN and STAND
ARD ROTARY Seiving Machine, tho finest and best
Rotary Sewing Machine in the world.
Before purchasing write for Catalogues to J. SALTZER'S
PALACE OF MUSIC AND GREAT SEWING MACHINE
DEPOT, Main St., Bloomsburg, Pa.
By virtue ot a writ of FL Fa., Issued out ot tho
Court ot Common Pleas ot Columbia county, Pa.,
and to mo directed, will bo exposed to public sale,
nt tho Court House, In Bloomsburg, on
SATURDAY, July 10, 1887,
at 2 o'clock p. m,, all that certain messuage or
tract of land, situate In Centro township, Colum
bia county, Pa., bounucd and described as follows,
viz: On the north by Nob Mountain land, on tho
cast by land of Wm. Beck estate, on tho south by
land of Charles Whltmlre and on tho west by land
of Wm. Beck estntc, containing about sixty acres
ot land, more or lcss,on which aio erected n dwell
ing house, barn and outbuildings.
Seized, taken in execution and to bo sold as tho
property of Salllo A. Robblns.
Mili.sk. Atty. SAMUEL SMITH, Sheriff.
By virtue of a writ of FL Fa., Issued out of tho
Court ot common riots of Columola county, l'a.,
and to mo directed, will bo exposed to public sale,
at tho Court House, In Bloomsburg, on
SATURDAY, Auprust 0, lf87,
at 10 o'clock a. m , all that certain mesbuage,pleco
or parcel of land, sltuato In Franklin township,
Columbia county,I'a.,No. 1 bounded and described
as follows, to-wll: Commencing nt a point In a
public road icadtrgfrom Catawlssa to lionrlng
creek, In Franklin townshlo, near tho houso ot
John Olassmeler, thenco north twenty-eight nnd
a half degrees east thirty-two and six-tenths rods
to a yellow pine, down; thenco north ono degrco
east one hundred and slxty-tour and turco-tenths
rods to a post; thenco south eighty-three degrees
west one hundred'and seventy-nlno rods to a hick,
ory; thenco south eight degrees west, on? hundred
and twenty nnd three-tenths rods to apolnt In the
rubllc road; thenco south clghty-slx degiees cast,
one hundred nnd thlrty.nvo and nine-tenths rods
to a point In tho road to lloarlngcreek road;thenco
south twenty degrees east, eighteen and nine
tenths rods; thenco sevcnty-soen nnd a half de
grees east, sixteen rods; thenco south thirty-six
degrees east, twenty.blx nnd six-tenths rods to the
place ot beginning, containing ono hundred and
Blxty-ono acres and nineteen perches', ou which
are erected a frame dwelling house.bank barn and
A right ot way from said houso along the right
bank of lloarlngcreek through division No, s to a
oubllo road Bold to Jacob Schuyler by John W.
Hoffman, nigh Sheriff of Columbia county, deed
dated March l, I879,and conveyed by said Schuyler
to J. B. Roblson.
Seized, taken In execution, at tho suit ot Thos.
Trench vs. James Boyd Roblson, nnd to bo sold as
tho property of James Boyd Roblson.
Zarb, Atty. sheriff.
gATI8FACTION OF A MOHTUAUE.
Common Plus No. ssrr. Tkbm, isst,
,n,i!J?ma,,t.r. 0( 'ho petition of Wm. Chrlsman,
Murmelo p1m1,?iX.0r,S"e0 SlTCa by JOhnM-
COIUMDIA C'OUNTV, 88:
.,r5lllp 01i'?, ttn1 m n,rs, r leeal representa
tives, and all persons claiming to be the owner
or owners of said mortgage:
nr i'ffi", "Pilars by tbe records, In tho ofllco
SM.? Itecorderof Deeds, Aa. at Bloomtburg.that
frm.orllv"Fe'?.atHltleII)t, dy o' March,
iJi".t,il)y John McMurtrle to l'hlllp Poke, to
SSSV.l!18 FZmcnt of certain money, viz: tl60,
r'iSiS VwSS recorded I n Mortgage" Book Na
J. page 417 and 4:is, remains unsatistled,
nnASw! lStts'u 13 "Hefted that ail the money duo
on said mortgage was paid, and a legal presumn.
?ni,7 C!"J'S," the 'payment ot ssTd mortgage
SSSlvKi And whereas. Win. Chrlsman,
KfTM?n?wn0'.lll?mort8atfwl Premises, has npi
wiSi 5? Court10( Common Pleasof said countv,
R! PrWV Preralys. re situated, praying said
fiTOi'in.?' ana d rect tuat satisfaction to en
mJnanf?StJi.rt'Sord 01 64,(1 biortgagoon pay.
JS'.,! c.osts due on t he same, anf tho satls
Sth0ilf,rod, ,8ua" forever discharge and re
& tw,1!2 "f,"1 """'Base from the Bald prem
imSii. rel0r? aU Persons Interested as owners or
deJIfflSH8?."1 "ortBage, are required, by an or.
ldnnnUdV"',li''.Pca,rat tne neitterm of
vinilH0 Vel'.?Wllt Bloomsburg, on tho 4th
JitmSSS Wmr A'.a 1SST, to answer the
hii?i'fL."orSaM an1 10 show cause. " anv
m pTMif ffSff pXonBhaU n0t 60 fc,,hna
J"1'! SAMUEL SMITH, Sheriff.
wlffl? SfJitil'V't y''V, lute o Llbetlu Tim.
trhW3 hereby given that letters ot adminis
tration, de bonis non., with tho will annexed on
the estate of Robert Finney, late o UbertyTwS"
cSffirtA JJ'LffW y the Register o
Columbia county to John U. Freeze, to whom all
claims against said ebtato,properly authenticated
must bo presented, and all'deOuS tl! IXm be'
PktH JOHN O.FItEEZK.
July '-ct- Uloonnburg, l'a.
tMate of nwlrrlck- Ivrr, of Madison Tmp.
t!$5?JitiSnby.lna ,hat letters of admlnls
waM2?n?n ,h?..c',lute 01 Frederick HerrT late of
f ."."i80? township deceased, havo been granted bv
'10 "Ulster of Columbia county to ,1 8. McBrldo
to whom all debts due to the said deceased 3
bo paid; and all claims against tlio cstato ' rS
erly authenticated tor seuioment, mus t & X.
nr In J' ,Si : MeimiDK.
JoV G, Fkxbzk, Bloomsburg0 Xm&-
J-OTHIE OF INCOIU'OIIATION.
CourabtatiUrtCt Commt,n "w for the county of
No'leo is hereby given that an aWi'caTVonlll
be mado to the said Court, or a law judge thereof
cn Monday, the nrst day ot August? iw J
o clock a. m., under the ct of Absemblv ni ih
commonwealth of Pennsylvania; entitled "An
Aonof'1'110 leorpor21in aid Ri'gum"
ie.r,taln t'oiporatloni," approved Anrlliio
lf'iir?11! '"PP events I irerctL by RevfioUma
11. uerr, Hcubeu Shmnan, Emanuel ilelwle iionii
mm Barudt. Charles ciewclL rJ-eiei HYoSe a '"
conferred by said An'Xui?;;.?'"'"'
Wlieat per bushel..
Hyo " " ..
Corn " "
Oats " " ..
Flour " bbl
Lard iior lb
Vinegar per gal
Onions per bushel.,
Wool per lb
4.f0 to 0
5 to 7
Coal on WnA.
No 0 i2.00; Nos 2 8, & Lump S3.25
No. 5 $8.00 Bltiimlnus $3.25
taw Yok nkEjs.
Reportedly O. S. Aidrtpr, Wholesale Commission
ferchant, m Jteatle St., -V. r.
ItusIncs-4 for tbo week tines not open en
cournglnely on account of tho cxtrcmo hot
weather still prevailing, which lias driven
a largo part of our citizens out of town.
Tlio demands for fruits nnd vecetnbles of
all kinds consequently lessens. Tbcro is a
large demand, liowovcr.from tlio hotels and
watering places; otherwise business about
tho market would bo exceedingly dull.
Herclpts of cgs are a trifle larger, but tlio
demand continues good and fresh stock
from near-by points selling from 15 to 10c,
with fancy white leghorn at 20c, Live
spring chickens, largo 20 to 22c; small 10
to 18; fowls 18 to 14c. Dressed spring
chickens 24 to 20c; fowls 14c. Ducks 15 to
10c. The market on butter rather quiet
and fancy grades of creamery bringing,
from 20 to 21c; choico tubs and pails, 10 to
20c; good 15 to 17c. Fancy cheeso 0 to
0; prime 0 to 9c. Live spring lumbs 5i
to7JcperIb. Dressed veals 7 to 8c. Ile
celpts of small fruits aro falling off and
prices favorable Thero is a scarcity ot
currants and selling cherry from 8 to lOo
per lb or qt., small 5 to 7o. As they aro
now very ripo would suggest shipping in
qts. rather than in bulk. Huckleberries
also doing better and selling from 0 to lOo
perqt. Blnckberries 10 to 13c per qt.,
pints 5 to 0c. Gooseberries $3 per bushel.
Raspberries 2 to 4c per cup. Watermelons,
extra, $25 to $30 per 100. Plums, wild
goose 10 to 12c per qt. llccelpts or pota
toes havo fallen off and prices continuo
firm and selling from 1 50 to 1 75 per bbl.
Cabbago $4 to $0 per 100, according to
quality. Onions higher and bringing from
$3 to $3 25 per bbl. Jersey tomatoes 2 00
per bushel. Cucumbere 75c,ditto. Thercis a
scarcity of dried cherries & prices havo ad
vanced, and selling at 10s. Haspberrics 23
to 24c. Apples, cvap. 14 to 10c, sliced 4
to Oc. The supply of bay continues largo
and selling primo stock from 80 to 85c;
gDodG0to70c. Hyo straw 00 to 05c. Tho
market is slow on beans and prices show
Ing material change, and choice marrow
held at 1 00. Medium 1 75 to 1 80. Whilo
kidney 1 85; red 1 70 to 1 75. Wool, do
tnestic fleeces, xxn, 88 to 69c; xx 30 to 87c;
common 20 to 80c.
hsiate of A nton Schwartz, deceases, late of lieu
Iw fc twenslilp, Columbia County, 111.
Letters testamentary on the saldestato having
been granted to ihe undersigned administrator, all
persons Indebted to said estate ara hereby notined
to pay the same, and thosa having claims agalnat
Bald estate present the same tr
.,.,.. '""WIS tfCUWAUTZ, Administrator,
Julywct' v, o., Buckhorn, Columbia Co., Pa.
ii the ettate nf .Snah Ariult, late of Montour
. Township, dtifd.
letters testamentary on tho said estato
having been granted to tho undersigned adinr.,
Pf nMs Indebted to Bald tstate are hereby no
tliled to pay the same, and those having claims
against said ebtato present Iho same to
JACOB E. KHL'M. Administrator,
WnLis, Attjs. ij7 Catawlssa, l'a.
H3TATB OF JOSHUA U. WIl LIT, BICKASKD.
The undersigned Auditor, appointed by Iho
Court, to moke distribution of tho balanco in
'"fnds ot Sarah A. Wlilet, Executrix of the last
will and testament of Joshua u. wtllet, late of
the town of Bloomsburg, .deceased, among tho
P.ail,.cs.e,ltltled thereto, win meet all parties In.
terested for the purpobo of his appointment, on
;'"rday, July 10, isSr, at 10 oclocko. m., athU
prtlce, In town of lllooinsburg, when and when)
they may attend, If they boo proper.
OuniM) 0. W. MILLER, Auditor.
KSTATK OF DAVID UIWKNBKRO.nKO'a
Notice u hereby gi en that letters of administra
tion on the estate ot iuld Lowenbeig, lato of
Bloomsburg, In Columbia county, deceased. hao
been granted by tbo Register of Wills of said
county, to Hurah Iiwenberg and Louis Lowenbeig,
to whom all paments on account must bo made,
and all claims for settlement.
JUneS3,ia. " W HAUAll LOWENBKKCI,
, T, LOUIS LOWKNIIEIIU,
Joun a. Fkkkzk, Ally. juiyl-M
Smn MORE COLLEGE
opens sth month, istli. 'Julity minutes from
I'rpad St. station, liilladclpula. finder the care ot
Frlenda, but all other, admitted. Full college
course for both sexes; l lassloaL Selentlllo and UN
erary. Also a Mauuul Ti alnlng and a 1'rtTaralnry
school Healthful locution, largo grounds, nev
aiidixt u buildings and ..uparafus. For tat
ulogue und tun particulars, address KDWAltli II.
MAuai, LL. p., prcs't. ma)3,t71 .t
July is, i&7.8t, '
n. u. ryuu, solicitor,