The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, June 02, 1898, Page 8, Image 8

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Newest Spring Styles
for Men and Women,
That are Worthy of Your Inspection.
No. 8 East Main Street.
Dun's Weekly Review of Trade.
R. G. Dun & Company's weekly
review of trade says :
The nation faces war with reviving
volume of business. The West is
doing iu part and more, but at the
East also the volume of business is
now expanding. Without abatement
in any important line the great outgo,
of wheat and corn continues to stimu
late business at the West, and rail
road earnings show an increase over
last year of 15.1 percent; in trunk
lines, 8.8 per cent; in granger roads,
22.5 per cent., and in the other west
ern roads, 14.6 per cent., while east
bound shipments from Chicago in
three weeks have been 3SS,SoB tons,
against 150.812 last year, and 164,-
923 tons in 1892.
This is largely because of the enor
mous movement of breadstuff's. At
lantic exports of wheat, flour, includ
ed. have been 3,726,442 bushels for
the week, against 1,536,607 last year,
though Pacific exports were oniy 92,-
184 bushels against 134,855 last year.
Wheat receipts at the West do not
diminish, but run far ahead those of a
year ago.
Official and all other accounts agree
in estimating that the wheat yield will
be remarkably large this year.
Starling this month with the great
est consumption ever known the iron
industry has made surprising progress
in new orders, which reached about
100.00 ■ ions in bars alone. Heavy
contract:, lor structural work amount
during the week to at least 15,000
tons, with others reported at many
westein (i ii-s. Plate contracts, out
side of the heavy demand for the gov
ernment, are very large, and include
5600 tons for ship yards in Glasgow
and Belfast. Many structural and
bridge contracts at the West are pend
ing, with probability of large orders
during the coming week.
A better demand appears for textile
goods, with slight advance in print
cloths and a substantial gain in sales
of staples.
Wool sales during the week have
been only 3,748,100 pounds, of which
2,489,100 were domestic, against
i 6,842,400 a year ago, and 4,211,000
j' in the same week of 1892. The manu
* facturers are largely supplied with
materials, although some who have
heavy government contracts are ob
liged to buy different grades of wool
than those they have in hand. Activity
in the market is prevented by the
fact that Western holders almost uni
versally believe in higher prices than
can yet be realized in Eastern mar
kets, so that purchasings are very
light. The silk mills are all busy and
the coming linen manufacture is
making a good record for itself.
Failures for the week have been 245
in the United States, against 214 last
year, and 21 in Canada, against 22
last year.
The Drink a Mau Needs.
The average man requires fifty
nine ounces of food per day. He
needs thirty-seven ounces of water
for drinking, and in breathing he
absorbs thirty ounces of oxygen.
He eats as much water as he drinks,
so much of that fluid being con
tained in various foods. Iu order
to supply fuel for running the body
machine and to make up for waste
tissue, he ought to swallow daily
the equivalent of twenty ounces of
bread, three ounces of potatoes, one
ounce of butter and one quart of
water. The body of a man weigh
ing 154 pounds contains ninety-six
pounds, or 46 quarts of water.
It Was Bad Blood.
"I had bad blood, and pimples
broke out all over my face. I used
everything I thought of, but nothing
did me any good until I began taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla. When I had
taken a few bottles the pimples had
all disappeared and my face was
smooth." JOHN ZETOLER, 54r Straw
berry Street, Lancaster, Pa.
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills.
Mailed for 25c. by C. I. Hood & Co.,
Lowell, Mass.
If you want to km.w how much
trouble S2OO can cause 111 this world,
just have one of your neighbors pay
that amount for a piano for one of his
In speaking of the citizen soldiers
the Patriot of Harrisburg, says : "that
if there was not so much poppycock
in the regular army there would now
be a much larger body of trained
volunteer soldiery ready to march to
the front, wherever that elusive bourne
may be. And that the altogether
groundless assumption of the superior
ity of division surgeous over regi
mental surgeons made the recruiting
of raw men more frequent than was
"The Patriot does not care what
any self-opinionated regular army offi
cer may say adversely about the
National Guard of this State, for it is
known to have been the finest body
of citizen soldiery in the country and
was ranked second to the regular
army by regular army officers simply
and only because these officers are in
capable of believing the militia, as
they always term the guardsmen, can
possibly equal the regular army should
it be drilled a thousand years and
generated by St. Michael himself.
The regular army officer cannot be
blamed for this belief, for though he
was not born that way, that is the
way he was brought up. So, when
reports came to friends of the guards
men to the effect that regular army
officers were of the opinion that the
guard might be licked into shape in
several weeks those friends knew the
officers were merely airing their pre- j
judices, tor not one of them would
willingly exchange a company of lazy,
gambling, drunken, quarreling and
not especially well drilled regulars lor
a company of efficient and gentleman
ly volunteers who can and will fight
anything on two legs. And as for
drilling, brigade for brigade, the regu
lar army can't beat our boys.
"So, too, the division surgeous ap
peared to think that in order to earn
their salaries they must show little
regard for the professional ability of
regimental surgeons. Whether these
division surgeons belong to the regu
lar army or not makes no difference.
A regular army surgeon doesn't know
a particle more, either from theory or
practice, than a competent surgeon
who doesn't belong to the army. At
Mt. Gretna men who were passed by
the regimental surgeons were stood
aside by the division surgeons. Con
sequently a raw man had to take his
place. This was bad for the com
panies and regiments and bad for the
Guard of this Slate, which has here
tofore endured all sorts of exposure
in the line of duty without more sick
ness then the supposed picked body
of men at Camp Hastings.
"The cause of all this is not the in
efficiency of the Guard nor the incap
ability of the citizen soldiers, but the
prejudice and the flummery of the
regular army.''
In Honor of the President.
President McKinley is to be given
| the unique distinction of having a
number of a woman's magazine
named for him and piepared in his
honor. The July Issue of The Ladle's
Home Journal is to be called "The
President's Number." It will show
the President on horseback on the
cover, with the President's new "flying
flag" flying over him'; a new march
by Victor Herbert is called "The
President's March" ; the State De
partment has allowed the magazine to
make a direct photograph of the
original parchment of the Declaration
of Independence, while the Presi
dent's own friends and intimates have
combined to tell some twenty new
and unpublished stories and anecdotes
about him which will show him in a
manner not before done. The cover
will be printed in the National color?.
Lilian Bell and the Czar.
"Kodaks" are not permitted within
sight of the Czar of Russia, and he is
considered the most difficult man in
all Europe to photograph. Lilian
Bell, who is in Russia for The I.adie's
Home Journal , pursuaded the Rus
sian officials to allow her to be an ex
ception to the rule, and she succeed
ed in photographing the Czar so close
that the Russian monarch jumped at
the click of the button. Miss Bell
will tell how she got her photograph,
in the next issue of the Journal.
Iry the COL VMB JAN a year.
-1898 Exceeds by Many Millions Any
thing in the History ot the Nation.
The Bureau of Statistics at Wash
ington has just issued the statement
of the country's foreign trade for
April and for the ten months of the
fiscal year, and the document makes
a remarkable showing. The record
has already been mentioned in tele
graphic advices as the most remark
able in the history of the United
States. In the past ten months the
country has sold and exported more
than twice as much merchandise as it
has bought front abroad. To be
exact, the total merchandise exports
for the ten montns were $1,025,426,-
681, while the imports were $511,-
181,t86, an excess of exports of
This is far ahead of anything of the
sort in recent years. In 1892, which,
like the present year, followed a per
iod of crop failures abroad, the excess
of exports over imports amounted to
$202,875,686. Last year made a
stdl more favorable showing, but the
excess was only $287,813,144, where
as for the present fiscal year it is es
timated by the Bureau of Statistics
the excess for the full twelve months
ending with June will probably be
In eighty-five years prior to 1876
there were only sixteen years in which
the exports exceeded the imports.
Since 1876 there have been only three
years in which the exports have not
exceeded the imports, but never pre
viously has the excess been half s(>
great as that which the present year is
expected to show. The year 1879,
preceding a period of great prosperity,
was a record one in our foreign trade
for a long time, but the excess of ex
ports over imports that year was but
For the ten months so far in the
present fiscal year the exports of agri
cultural products alone have been
more than $100,000,000 in excess of
those of the corresponding ten months
of the preceding year, and they will
exceed by many millions the agricul
tural exports of any year in the coun
try's history. The failure of the crops
of foreign countries has resulted in
the rushing out of immense quantities
of our cereals to fill depleted granar
ies abroad. While exports have in
creased, imports have decreased. The
resulting immense favorable trade
balance conservative predictions agree
can mean but one thing—prosperity
to this country.
No Tax on Bicycles.
The Supreme Court has handed
down a decision affirming the opinion
of Judge Morrison in the case of
Densmore et al. vs. City of Erie.
The city of Erie passed an ordi
nance taxing bicycles $1 each. The
League of American Wheelmen con
tested the enforcement of the ordi
nance. Judge Morrison, sitting spec
ial, decided against the city. An ap
peal was taken to the Supreme Court
and a decision was given.
The Supreme Court holds that bi
cycles used in the streets are vehicles
and are entitled to the same right as
carriages drawn by horses. That
owners of bicycles have an indefeasi
ble right to use the streets for their
bicycles subject only to such reason
able and uniform restrictions and reg
ulations as can be imposed as a police
regulation for the safety and comfort
of the public.
That said ordinance of the city of
Erie is not a uniform police regulation
and in no sense tends to insure the
comfort and safety of the public.
That said ordinance under the pre
tense of being a police regulation is
in its legal effect an ordinance taxing
bicycles for revenue. That such or
dinance is, therefore, illegal, unconsti
tutional and void.
At a camp meeting held down south
recently, according to an exchange,
the preacher in charge of the services,
during the course ot his remarks
touched on the war with Spain, and
stopping suddenly in his sermon called
out to an old colored brother in the
congregation :
"Br'er Williams, I'm gwine ter ax
you ter get right down on yo' knees
en pray fer de success er de American
arms !"'
Br'er Williams got down immediate
ly and in the course of his petitions
he said :
"Oh, Lawd, he'p de American
arms ; an' Lawd, whilst you lookin'
after de arms, take keer er de legs
too ! Don't ferget de legs, good
Lawd ; kaze we gwine need 'em ter
run wid ! Take de arms, ef yu must,
but—spare de legs, Lawd, spare de
legs 1"
Reduced Rates via Pennsylvania Railroad.
For the Annual Encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic, De
partment of Pennsylvania, to be held
at Oil City, Pa., June 8 ar.d 9, the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company will
sell excursion tickets from stations in
Pennsylvania on June 4 to 8, to Oil
City and return, at rate of single far?
for round trip , good to return until
June 11, inclusive.
The Record of Oervera.
These are the triumphant points
of strategy that the incomparably
clever Cervera has scored since he
came over to this side with his fly
ing squadron :
Bottled himself up.
Got into a trap.
Sailed into a jug.
Caught in a box.
Committed suicide.
Lost his head.
Lost his squadron.
Lost his reputation.
All this by sailing into the land
locked harbor of Santiago from
whence he cannot emerge except
into the maw of the terrible squad
ron that Schley is cruising back
and forth before the narrow en
trance to the harbor. Great is
Cervera in all that goes to make
greatness in the eyes of doting
Spaniards. Great in stupidity,
egotism and blindness. Great in
folly, recklessness and ignorance.
And this is the chap all America
was praising a few days ago as a
master of the science of nautical
"Well, Sam, were you in the fight?''
inquired an officer of a darkie soldier
who sat warming his shins beside the
stack of a Mississippi steamboat dur
ing the Civil war. "No, sah," replied
Sam, "I runs." "Ah! but that was
not honorable," said the officer. "Dat
may all be, boss" said Sam, "but
honor wouldn't be wut anything to a
dead nigger."
Around Frederick, Md. the name
Schley is pronounced like the word
"sly"—not like "slay," or "sleigti."
The Commodore now so much talked
about hails from the Frederick region.
He is "Sly" of the Fly-ing Squadron
—not "Slay" of the Flay-ing fleet,
although he will probably take part
in the flaying of the Dons.
Cramp's Contract.
The contract recently made by
Charles H. Cramp with the Russian
government turns out to be much
more comprehensive than was at
first supposed. Instead of merely
building two big battleships the
firm will also add a fleet of ten
torpedo boats to the Czar's navy.
The total sum involved in the con
tract is said to besis,ooo,ooo. The
ships are to be hurried through as
quickly as possible.
It is said that the contract for the
guns has already been given to the
Bethlehem Iron Company.
' Gordon: What's worrying you?
Edwards: You know that girl—thAt
Miss Wilbur —I met at the seashore?
Gordon: Yes, I suppose she wants to
ignor the engagement now, doesn't she?
Edwards: No, by George, she insists
that she entered into it in good faith,
and I haven't saved enough even to buy
a dress suit. Curses on these funny
men!— Chicago News.
"A Pittsburg woman wants a divorce
because her husband kicks when she
goes through his pockets."
• "Probably he's mad because she
doesn't find anything."—Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
"Samson," urged one of his advisers,
"what's the use? Even if you should
take that ass's jawbone and clean oul
the whole Philistine army you never
could make Bob Ingersoll believe you
did it."
"Nevertheless," replied Samson,
grasping the weapon more firmly, "this
ja\v will outlive Boh lugersoll's jaw in
And a moment later he sailed into
the enemy with the result now known
to everybody.—Chicago Tribune.
"As I came home in the shower," re
marked Mr. Murry Hill, "I saw Miss
Homewood out with, her rainy day cos
tume on."
"Oh, tell me all about it," replied
Mrs. Murry Hill, eagerly. "I am deeply
Interested In rainy day costumes."
"Well, I can't tell you very much, for
I noticed nothing especially except her
heliotrope stockings." Pittsburg
Chronicle Telegraph.
Note What People Say.
RAVEN CBBEK, PA., Kay 19, im.
This is to certlly that wo have used the Home
Comfort Range for live years, and will say that
It Is perfect In eveiy respect. It has no equal
as a baker. We consider It by far the cheapest,
range any one can buy, as it. has already saved
Its price in fuel. Will say to my neighbors buy
one and be convinced.
Mk. & Mus. C. E. AI.ISEKTSON,
This is to certify that having used the Home
Comfort Range for five years we can cheerfully
recommend It to any one as being the best
cooking apparatus we ever bad. We tlud It a
perleot baker and cooker, a great luel saver,
and would not part with It.
MB. M. Moss, Mossvllle, Pa.
MRS. EI.UA 11 HESS, Elk drove, Pa.
We purchased ono of the Home comfort
Ranges live yenia ago and an-pleased to -a.v It
gives entire sat Israel Ion; for heat ing and bak
ing It 1 superior to all other ranges, It taking
one-half the fuel ofonrcus' Iron stove; also
for cleanliness It can not be surpassed; there Is
an ample supply of hot wutet at all limes.
BENTON, PA., May, 20. 189 S.
We have been using a Home Couifon Range
for nve vears and are pleased 10 say II glvs re
tire satisfaction. We would not do without
ours: would recommend it to any one wishing a
tlrso-class range.
I Wrought Iron Range Co., St. Louis. Mo.
I 6-SMt. •
Roducca Ratos via Pennsylvania Railroad.
For the' Reading, Pa., Sesqui Cen
tennial Jubilee, June 5 to 12, the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company will
sell excursion tickets from stations on
its lines 'n the State of Pennsylvania
to Reading and return at reduced
rates. For specific rates and condi
tions apply to Ticket Agents.
This celebration promises to be one
of the greatest events in the city's
history. Monday, Wednesday, and
Thursday, June 6, 8, and 9, will be
special days. The celebration will
close with a grand masked carnival
on Saturday night, June 12. 2t.
At Orangeville May 26th 1898 by
Rev. N. B. Smith, Mr. Frank Seybert
and Miss Nora Creasy, both of Mt.
Pleasant Twp. Col. Co. Pa.
Force lively trading when
money saving is clearly
shown. All departments
represented in one econom
ical offering—not the accu
mulation of old stock, but
the best of merchandise,
fresh from the manufacturer
and importer, bought at
prices far below actual worth.
White enamel curtain poles
with fixtures complete, 20c ea
Felt window shades, 10c ea
Oil cloth window shades, 20c ea
Oil cloth window shades, trim
med with lace and fringe, 48c
Wood curtain poles with brass
trimmings complete, 19c ea.
10 fi. poles for Portieres, 35c ea
Stove brushes, 8, 13c ea
Shoe brushes, 10, 15, 25c ea
Hammocks, 48, 98c ea
Hammock hooks, 4c ea
White India Linen, 8, 10, 12,
16, 20c yd.
Buggy whips, 8, 10, 25 to 45c ea
Toilet clippers, 62c ea
Fishing tackle, full line.
Perforated wood chair seats,
4c each.
Grass shears, 15c pair
Hosiery, full lines, all new.
Fans, large variety, ic to $2.75
Ladies' Waists and Skirts, Rib
bons, Gloves and Neckwear,
Flowers and Laces in profus
ion, all new.
Agency for Butterick Patterns.
June styles ncAv ready.
Kespeotfully Submitted to the
Jash Trade Only by
Moyer's New Building, Main Street,
(hod Value,
Beet Styles.
Popular Prices.
Are the essential features of our care
fully selected Shoe Stock. Our 26
years experience and spot cash
buying enables us to furnish you
with the best there is for the
Our line of
is complete.
W. H. Moore.
Thursday, May 26th, IS9S.
Half-Yearly Sale
Consisting of thousands of the
choicest, daintiest and well made
garments from an eminent manu
facturer at ABOUT HALF PRICE.
Never before have prices been so
low to meet the demands of women
who welcome money-saving oppor
tunities. All the garments are
fresh, pure and clean; -carefully
made, properly finished. Rare
designs in Corset Covers; exclusive
ideas in night gown ; Chemises in
the ordinary and full skirt lengths;
Drawers perfect in cut with sweep
ing frills liberally trimmed; every
thing is just like home-made, the
most elaborate styles, priced
amazingly cheap and ruled by
good taste in the making of every
Drawers—Fine quality muslin
Drawers, yoke bands, with deep
hemmed tucks, 12c.
Corset Covers, made of Cambric,
trimmed with neat embroidery, V,
square and high neck, I2j^c.
Drawers, trimmed with deep
cambric ruffle, deep hem and
tucks, yoke band and large full
sizes, 19c.
Corset Covers, trimmed with fine
embroider,', low and V neck, made
of fine cambric, 19c.
Skirts, trimmed with cambric
ruffle and tucks, 29c.
Drawers, with deep ruffle of
embroidery and lace, hem and
tucks, 29c.
Corset Covers, of fine quality
cambric, trimmed with fine em
broidery and inserting, 29c.
Night Gowns, trimmed with in
serting, yoke and tucks, with deep
embroidery and ruffle, high, V and
Empire style, 39c.
Skirts, cambric ruffle, trimmed
with tucks and deep hem, 39c.
Drawers trimmed with lawn
ruffle and inserting, also lace and
embroidery trimmed, 39c.
Corset Covers with rows of
tucks and inserting, trimmed with
fine embroidery, 39c.
Skirts, with lawn hemstitched
ruffle and deep ruffle of em
broidery, 49c.
Night Gowns, trimmed with fine
embroidery, inserting and lace,
Drawers, deep embroidery ruffle
and tucks, lace and inserting,
umbrella shape, 49c. #
Corset Covers, trimmed with
fine lace, embroidery, tucks and
inserting, 49c.
Night Gowns, trimmed with
embroider}', lace and inserting,
Skirts, deep embroidery ruffle,
trimmed with Point de Paris lace
and tucks, 59c.
Drawers, made of cambric, trim
med with deep inserting and em
broidery ; also lace inserting and
beading, 59c.
Night Gowns, trimmed with
rows of inserting, lace embroidery,
Skirts, with deep cambric in
serting and tucks; also Torchon
Lace and Inserting, 79c.
No such chance has ever before
been offered to women of Wilkes-
Bar re and vicinity to buy the
handsomest undergarments you've
ever worn at a positive giving of
three pieces for the price usually
asked for one. Is this an induce
ment? It certainly should be;
thousands of women, wise in know
ing what is good underwear, will
thank the good fortune that has
brought them such elegancies so
low, and will be quick to supply
their summer needs. LARGEST,