The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, June 30, 1898, Page 4, Image 4

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lUc Columbia gtmofrat,
moomsbui-R, the County seat of Columbia
County, Pennsylvania.
Ya*s:—inside tne county Si.oo a year in ad
vance; *1.60 if not paid in advance Outside
be county, *1.25 a year, strictly In advance.
All communications should be addressed to
Bloomsburg, Pa.
' THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1898.
The suggestion of THE COLUMBIAN
two weeks ago as to the selection of
a Judge from outside the district
seems to have met with great appro
bation from all parts of the county.
Scarcely a day passes that does not
bring us commendations from promi
nent Democrats.
Now that the Democratic Conven
tions have been held in both Colum
bia and Montour counties, there is no
reason why there should be long de
lay in the meeting of the Judicial con
ferrees. This body will no doubt find
itself confronted with a difficult task,
and the sooner they got at it, the
It has been urged as a reason why
a lawyer residing within the district
should be nominated for Judge, that
it is not right to call in a stranger and
give him an office worth four thou
sand dollars a year.
Those who argue thus, lose sight of
the fact that the salary of the Judge
is paid by the state, and not by the
county; and that if a Judge should
be selected from outside the district,
• he would move here with his family
and his means, and become a resident
of Bloomsburg. He would be able to
try all cases, and would not be obliged
to call in other Judges to whom the
state must pay extra salary, while the
salary of the local Judge goes on just
the same. Judge Woodward came
here from outside the district, and
presided with distinguished ability,
until he was called to Berks county
and elected Judge from outside of
that district. Judge Elwell was elect
i-: ed from Bradford county, and was
twice re-elected without opposition,
If f and resided here for thirty-two years.
' I Did any body ever regret these selec
tions front outside the district ?
To the Democrats of Pennsylvania-
New York Journal's Advice to the Voters of
this State.
Fellow Democrats, for you the politi
cal sky is bright, the air stimulating,
and on the horizon rises the bright
sun ot victory.
Your opponents are hopelessly rent
asunder by internal dissensions. The
arbitrary and corrupt element in the
Republican party has again enforced
its will upon the so-called state con
vention, and has submitted to the
1 action of the voters candidates who
are but the creatures and the pliant
tools of Matthew S. Quay.
Republican voters to whom long
years of boss have left any
vestige of self-respec 7 V political in
dependence are upJ?enJi.rms against
the dictators who o| Eu lhem a ticket
so repugnant to moraZ®y and liberty.
The one thing wh"h can save for
the Republican party of Pennsylvania
any shred of its honor is defeat, ac
complished by the revolt of its voters.
This fact Republicans recognize, and
the revolt is already apparent.
To turn this situation into a epochal
victory for Democracy it is only neces
sary for you to adopt that political
course which will be most wise be
cause it is most honest. The Journal
urges upon you this program.
Be aggressive.—Force the fighting.
L Put the enemy on the defensive from
the first.
Be merciless.—Expose remorseless
ly the alliance of the Republican boss
es, the political banks and the stale
Be radical.—Don't be mealy-mouth
ed. Go into this fight to hurt your
enemy. Go into it to expose and to
end the political scandals which have
been on every man's tongue in your
state though your "great" papers
have assiduously suppressed them.
Be brave.—lf in your attack upon
corruption you come upon a so-called
P Democrat don't protect him. Expose
him and kick him out. So shall you
win public confidence and votes.
If you will adopt this course, if
fearlessly, remorsely, intelligently, radi
cally and devotedly you will attack
Quayism and uphold Democracy, the
Journal pledges you its fullest support.
I It will make your battle its own. It
| will join in the campaign in Pennsyl
vania as though it were being fought
in its own state of New York. And
it believes that the end of a battle so
fought can only be a glorious victory
—victory that shall free Pennsylvania
KL. from the arrogant domination of a
■ boss; victory that will nake Penn-
I sylvania Democrats a powerful force
■ to be reckoned with in the national
Hi/. campaign of 1 900.
Leiter's Meteoric Oareer.
Now that Joseph Leiter is no
longer king of the wheat pit, he
will no doubt pass into comparative
oblivion, along with hundreds of
other men who have for a time had
greatness thrust upon them, but
have not been able to carry the
weight long. Whether Leiter's
collapse proves to be great or not is
not material. It -is by 110 means
likely that he will again be the fig
ure in the business world that he
was for a few brief, and to him ex
citing, weeks. The story of his
rise to be king of the wheat pit is
thus told in a Chicago dispatch :
Leiter's first dabble in wheat was
on April 2, 1897, when he bought
one hundred thousand bushels of
May wheat at The orders
followed each other pretty fast as
the market declined. The cheaper
wheat bought was on June 18, 1897,
when there was executed an order
for 500,000 bushels for September
delivery at 64 J4 cents. This was
the beginning of the operation which
has lasted through thirteen months,
has carried the price from 64 24cents
in June, 1897, to $1.85 in May,
1898, has involved at one time an
interest of over 35,000,000 bushels
and has resulted in the merchandiz
ing of 25,000,000 cash wheat.
That there was some big interest
active in wheat became apparent to
the pit in April, 1897, but it was a
long time before Leiter's connection
was discovered.
In September, 1897, Joseph Lei
ter admitted he was the man under
the wheat market. Although Lei
ter gave his first order April 2, he
accumulated a line of almost 7,000,-
000 for the following May, sold it
out and bought as much more for
July, and repeated the proceeding
for September. About 3,000,000
bushels cash grain was paid for in
September and was hurried abroad.
An enormous line, about 7,660,000
bushels, was changed over to De
cember. The size of the specula
tion had grown with each change
of future.
It increased for December very
much faster than it had for any
other month. It had become the
most imposing, because Leiter's in
terest was 110 longer in Chicago
alone. He had at the close of 1897
about 10,000,000 bushels of wheat
bought for December at Chicago.
He had several millions cash wheat
at Liverpool, or between Chicago
and Liverpool, and he had begun to
accumulate interests in other mar
kets. It was in this month of De
cember that Armour and the other
Chicago elevator men had their ex
citing race with the elements, finally
bringing their wheat-laden fleet into
Chicago ahead of the blockade win
ter was trying to establish. Leiter
expected to get 5,000,000 bushels
cash wheat this month: he got over
10,000,000 bushels.
Later in December Leiter opened
an office in the Board of Trade
Building, and assumed personal
charge of the campaign. The deal
grew in size until all others in his
tory were left behind. In March
and April of this year Leiter had a
wheat interest of 25,000,000 bushels
half of which was cash grain. L.
Z. Leiter came over from Europe to
lend his brains to the enterprise.
The war rumors and other condi
tions sent up the price until it
reached the high water mark May
10 last at $1.85. When the deal
closed, May 31, at $1.30, it was
supposed that Leiter had made $5,-
000,000 and had 6,000,000 bushels
of cash wheat on hand.
Of course there are more ques
tions involved in this brief history
than simply the personal fortunes
of one young man. The rise in the
price of wheat and Leiter's connec
tion with wheat speculation have
started the discussion of many eco
nomical and financial questions. It
may be mooted for some time as to
whether Leiter's operations have
done most harm or good. The New
York Journal takes this view of it:
Whether Leiter won or lost is im
material. His apparent collapse
makes all the more complete evi
dence that by monopolizing wheat
he has spread starvation and misery
throughout the world. It is fit
punishment if his tainted wealth
has been swept away now, but his
guilt has in no wise been carried
with it.
Kulp Picks Woodin,
Congressman Kulp, ot Northum
berland, spent a few hours last even
ing on his way to Shamokin. Al
though a strong supporter of Leisen
ring, Kulp is now a thorough Stone
man, and says he will be the next
Governor. He also seems confident
that Quay will win out in the legisla
tive fight. Kulp however, is out of
politics, and while there are three
candidates lor his seat in Congress,
says, that Wm. Woodin, of the Jack
son & Woodin firm, Berwick, will in
all probability carry off the prize. He
is greatly interested in the Hard Coal
Boom Movement, and thinks every
business man ought to support it,—
Hazleton Standard.
The State Democratic Convention
assembled at Altoona on Wednes
day, for the purpose of nominating
a full state ticket for the coaling
fall campaign.
Levi McQueston, of Butler, was
elected permanent chairman.
There was much disorder during
the call of the roll and the nomina
tion for Governor, which resulted :
Jenks 305. Gordon 116. A. H.
CofFroth 2. J. Henry Cochran 1.
The remainder of the ticket so
far as computed is as follows :
Lieutenant Governor—William
H. Sowden, of Lehigh.
Secretary of Internal Affairs
Capt. Patrick Delacey, of Luzerne.
Our latest reports state that the
convention was still balloting for
the two candidates for Superior
Court Judges, for which William
Trickett, of Cumberland ; C. M.
Bower, of Center ; Eugene Muller
of McKean and George A. Allen of
Erie were placed in nomination.
The convention is the longest drawn
out in many years. The platform
adopted re-affirms the Democratic
National principles, but deals very
largely with State issues.
—While picking cherries near Nor
thumberland, Robert Hoffman, Jr.,
fell from the tree, landing on a picket
fence. His injuries are fatal.
—Russel Seager and Harry Bercan
each ten years old were drowned
while in bathing at Easton on Mon
—Police quelled a big riot between
employees of the Citizens' and Lycom
ing Electric Companies at William
sport on Monday. They were at war
with each other over the right to
string wires.
—ln a fight between John Booth
and his wife at Lancaster the man
was struck on the head with a bottle.
He will die.
—While in a fit of insanity Mrs.
John Cromwell, of Luzerne county,
removed the lid from the cook stove
and stuck the feet of her two year old
baty in the fire. The cnild died in
great agony.
—Alter July 4th the Liberty Bell
in Independence Hall, Philadelphia,
will be removed from its SISOO glass
case. The restorers of the precious
old building have decided to place it
on a large truck in the corridor, and
allow all who wish to touch it to do
Roosevelt and his rough riders have
experienced some real fighting. They
were pitted against a foe of twice
their strength, and took a position
that should have been taken by the
regular army, but nevertheless they
fought bravely, and proved to the
Spaniards that volunteers can fight.
The World's Great
Blood Purifier is
Hood's Sarsaparilla,
Which absolutely
Cures every form of
Impure blood, from
The pimple on your
Face to the great
Scrofula sore which
Drains your system.
Thousands of people
Testify that Hood's
Sarsaparilla cures
Scrofula, Salt Rheum,
Dyspepsia, Malaria,
Catarrh, Rheumatism,
And That Tired
Feeling. Remember this
And get Hood's
And only Hood's.
Note What People Say.
HAVEN CRBKK, PA., May 19,1898.
This la to cortlty that we have used the Uome
Comlort Range for live years, and will say that
It Is perfect In every respect. It has no equal
as a baker. We consider It by far tho cheapest
range any one can buy, as It has already saved
Its price lu fuel. Will say to my neighbors buy
one and be convinced.
This Is to certify that having used the Home
Comfort Rango for live years wo can cheerfully
recommend ft to any one as being the best
cooking apparatus we ever had. We find It a
perfect baker and cooker, a great fuel saver,
and would not part with It.
MB. M. Moss, Mossvlllo, Pa.
Wo purchased one of the Home comfort
Ranges five years ago and are pleased to say It
Kves entire satisfaction; for heating and bak
g It 1b superior to all other ranges, It taking
one-half the fuel of our cast Iron stove; also
for cleanliness It can not he surpassed: tbero Is
an ample supply of hot water at all times.
BENTON, PA., May, 20. 1898.
We bavo been using a Uome Comfort Range
for nve years and are pleased to say 11 gives en
tire satisfaction. We would not do without
ours; would recommend It to any one wishing a
tlrst-class range.
Wrought Iron Range Go,, St. Lonis, Mo.
a-wt. •
; Will offer this week some >n
We are closing out some odd sizes at cost. Our line of Summer Serges is now complete.
Look elsewhere, then come to us and we will convince you that we will sell you goods that
will be satisfactory in price and quality. REMEMQER we are tailors. We can make
your Suit or sell you a ready to wear Suit. Our goods must fit and please you because we can
make them do so. DO NOT FORGET.
Townsend's Star Clothing House.
Your attention is called to that
part ot the war revenue act relative
to stamps on checks, drafts etc., which
requires that a two [2] cent revenue
stamp be placed on any bank check
or draft which is for the payment of
any sum of money drawn upon or
issued by any Bank, Trust Company,
or any person or persons, companies
or corporations at sight or on de
THEREFORE, on and after July 1,
next, great care must be used in affix
ing stamps to all checks or drafts you
may draw on your Bank and all
checks or drafts you may deposit or
remit for your credit.
The Banks of Bloomsburg, Pa. will
have on hand a supply of Revenue
Stamps for sale to all persons having
need for same.
Eloomsburg, Pa.
Schedule of Trains to Eaglesmere.
Train on P. & R. leaving Blooms
burg at 7.30 a. m. connects at Halls
at 10.23, reaching Eaglesmere at
12.20 p. m.
Train leaving Bloomsburg at 3.40
p. m. connects at Halls at 5.25 p.
m., reaching Eaglesmere at 7.15
p. m. tf
The following letters are advertised
June 28, 1898. Mrs. E. Dawson,
Mrs. Maud Deihl, Misses M. Sord,
Julia Montague, Mr. Robert B. Mc-
Kenney. Will be sent to the dead
letter office July 12, 1898.
At Private Sale!
A valuable farm, lying within the limits ol
130 ACRES,
adjoining lands or Armstrong, Sliater, Mlfllln,
Pursel and others, whereon are erected a large
a frame barn and outbuildings, with two wolls
of water at the buildings. Apply to
June 28-tf Bloomsburg, Pa.
Sood Value,
lest 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.
Depends on the officers, the men, the guns, the ammunition.
All must be the RIGHT KIND, for weakness in any one
point may result in defeat. It is the same in business, likening
the proprietors to officers, the clerks to soldiers, the goods to
ammunition. It can as truthfully be said every element in
store organization must be right to win success. We believe
that you will find this store in every particular superior to the
usual run of stores, and able to serve you better—that's why
it winp.
This Week's Specials:
We will put on sale Thurs
day morning of this week and
will sell until July 15 the best
Simpson's Gray Prints—all
good patterns and perfect goods
at 41c. per yard.
Ourstandard brand of bleach
ed muslin without any dressing,
good for any kind of use, 10
yds. for 50c.
A lot of counterpanes, lull
size, hemmed ready to put on
your bed, worth $1.25, but we
will sell tkein at 98c. a piece.
28 doz. summer corsets, all
white. They would be cheap
at 39c, but we are selling them
at 25c. each.
We have never shown such
a line of belts as we can now.
We have them in all colors and
in any shaped buckel you
could wish for.
We offer this week the ging-
s"e"t. NEW SHOE STORE. | PEJj'l
look: it oyer
See if you don't need a new pair of Shoes for dress or for
work, and then come here and examine goods and prices. Men's
solid, serviceable working and plow shoes at SI.OO and $1.25.
Dress shoes, wide and narrow toes, sl.lO, $1.25, $1.75.
These shoes for the quality and price is a saving to you of from
25c. to 50c. on each pair.
We invite the women and girls that wear sizes 13,1, 2or
3to look at our job lot of shoes at 79c. Were sold at $2 and
$3. See them in front of store.
Schuyler's old hardware stand. BLOOMSBUB6*
hams that we have sold all
season at 12 ic. for 10c.
Ginghams that we have sold
at 14c. per yard at 12ic. per
We have put on sale in our
shoe room up stairs on a bar
gain table, a big lot of men's
shoes, goods worth from $2.25
a pair co $5.00 a pair. The
sizes are broken, that's why
they must go at SI.OO tor any
pair on the table.
We will put 011 sale Thurs
day morning and sell until July
15th, all kinds of standard
package coffees, 10c. per pound.
Van Camp baked beans at 2
cans for 2oc.
We can give you Heinx'
pickles for picnics, in bulk or
any sized bottles you may want,
and at the right price. These
goods must all be right or you
have the privilege of returning
them and we will refund your