The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, August 18, 1898, Page 8, Image 9

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$1.29 per Pair.
WIDTHS, C, D and E.
No. 8 East Main Street.
I hereby announce myself as a
condidate for President Judge of the
26th Judicial District subject to the
decision of the Republican confer
ence of said district.
Death of Mrs- J. F. Wilbur.
Mrs. J. F. Wilbur, widow of the
late Rev. J. F. Wilbur, died at the
home of her daughter in Hopbottom,
Saturday. She was of a very ad
vanced age, being 88 years old.
Until recently she resided in Car
hondale. She left thereon June 15,
to visit her daughter at Hopbottom.
At that time she was in very good
health considering her extreme age.
Since then she has been ailing with
the troubles peculiar to old age.
Her son, H. B- Wilbur, of Car
bondale, received a telegram Satur
day evening apprising him of her
death. He left for Hopbottom to
make arrangements for the funeral.
It took place Tuesday afternoon.
The remains were taken to Peck
ville for interment-
Deceased is survived by three
sons and one daughter. They are
J. B. Wilbur, Washington, D. C.,
Prof. George E. Wilbur of Blooms
burg, Pa., H. B. Wilbur of Carbon
dale, and Mrs. E- A. Williams of
Hopbottrn.— VVilkcs-Barrc Times.
Death of William Hartman ■
The subject of this sketch was
born in Catavvissa in 1812, and died
at his home at that place Saturday
afternoon, having lived there all his
life. He had been in very poor
health for a long time, and for a
year past was unable to attend to
any business at all. He was a
brother to Isaiah W., and Welling
ton Hartman of Bloomsburg, and
is survived by a wife and one
daughter. The funeral set /ices
were conducted by Rev. U. Myers
yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Hartmau learned the carpen
ter trade while quite young and was
a mechanic of more than ordinary
ability. He did considerable con
Pay Tour Own Taxes.
The act of July 5, 1897, provides
that from and after the passage ot
this act it shall be unlawful for auy
person or persons to pay or cause
to be paid any occupation or poll
tax assessed against an elector, ex
cept 011 the written arid signed older
of such elector authorizing such
payment to be made, which written
and signed order must be presented
at least thirty days prior to the date
of holding the election at which
such elector desires to vote. Any
person violating this act is subject
to imprisonment for a term of not
less than twenty days and not ex
ceeding six months, or by fine not
exceeding two hundred dollars. All
voters should pay their own taxes
and take 110 chances of violating
this law.
By the Act of Assembly, passed in
1867, it is made a common nuisance
for any pcmuii or persons, corpora
tion or company owning lands or oc
cupying the same, or holding or oc
cupying any railroad, turnpike or
other road to allow the following
weeds to come to seed, to wit: Com
mon mullein, moth mullein, wild car
rot. Canada thistles, horse nettle or
OJreye daisy.
A. N. Yost, Treasurer of the
town of Bloomsburg, will receive
town taxes at his office, Wirt Build
ing, on and after August 16, 1898
for a period of thirty days, after
which time five per cent will be
added. A. N. YOST, Treas.
home of Mr. Bryfogle, Rupert,
David C. Cleaver of Philadelphia,
and Margaret Meusch of Blooms
burg, were united in marriage, Wed.
Aug. 17, 1898 by Rev. W. H. Hart
A fine line of new styles in wed
ding invitations just received at THE
COLUMBIAN office. tf.
Literary Notes-
Mr. George E. Graham and Mr.
W. A. M. Goods will contribute to
Mc Claris Magazine for September,
accounts of the destruction of Ad
miral Cervera's Fleet as witnessed
by themselves from Commodore
Schley's flagship, the "Brooklyn,"
and Admiral Sampson's flagship,
the "New York. They represent
ed the Associated Press, and were
the only correspondents abroad the
American ships at the time of the
battle with Cervera. The articles
will be very fully illustrated, large
ly from photographs of the actual
scene, taken by the authors. The
illustrations will comprise portraits
of all the commanders, Spanish as
well as American ; pictures of all
the ships ; views and diagrams of
the battle in its successive stages ;
and views of the wrecks of the
Spanish ships taken soon after the
battle ctosed.
Me Claris Magazine for Septem
ber will contain an article by
George B. Waldron on "The Com
mercial Promise of Cuba, Porto
Rico, and the Philippines and
an article by Ray Stannard Baker
describing the elaborate and costly
system by which the news of the
war has been reported for the
American newspaj rs.
Hamlin Garland \yill contribute
to the September Mc Claris an ac
count of General Custer's last fight
in the actual words of Two Moon,
an Indian chief still living, who
took part in it. The article will be
illustrated with portrait from life.
Swindled Out of $2500.
Ex-Counly Commissioner Slrebeigh's Death
Ss>id to be Due to That.
It has just been learned that Ex-
County Commissioner Thomas J.
Strebeigh, who died at his home in
Montoursville, was buncoed out of
$2500 several days before his death,
and it is believed that worry over the
loss is what caused his sudden illness
and death.
One day a young man called at
Strebeigh's home and represented
himself as cashier of a Muncy bank.
He asked Strebeigh to go with him to
look at a farm which he thought of
purchasing. On the way a third
party was met and the old three-card
monte game was worked. The alleg
ed cashier lost a small sum and induc
ed Strebeigh to go to Williamsport
for money so he could get even.
Strebeigh drew $2500 from the Sus
quehanna Trust company and the
strangers got it all. When Strebeigh
returned home late that night he
looked as though he had been drugg
The Supreme Court recently render
ed a decision in a contested election
case that will hereafter act as a guide
for election boards in the counting of
ballots not marked strictly according
to the letter of the law. The case in
question, on which the Supreme Court
has ruled originated in a township in
York county. Three ballots were re
jected because the voters had put a
cross-mark opposite the name of one
of the candidates in another column.
The throwing out of these three
ballots entire defeated the Republi
can candidate for assessor. In ah
three of the ballots there were cross
marks at the top of the Republican
column, in which column was printed
the name of the appellant. In two of
the ballots strokes were run through
the names of the Republican candi
dates. In one ballot a stroke was
drawn through the name of the Repu
blican candidate for supervisor and a
cross-mark made opposite the name
of his Democrat antagonist. Apparent
ly the intention of the voter was to
vote the full Republican ticket, except
in the cases of the persons whose
names were scratched, and all three
intended, in all human probability, to
vote for the appellant for assessor.
The lower court, however, rejected
the ballots and is sustained by the
Supreme Court. The decision is an
important one, as it changes what
has been the practice in many dis
tricts, namely, to follow the intent of
the voter. The intent of the voter,
according to the Supreme Court, can
have nothing to do with the case. II
any portion of the ballot is improper
ly marked the entire ballot must be
• thrown out.
gpuin In to Give Up tuba, Porto Rico and
All Other Went Indian Inlands Are
Ceiled to the United Statcn. Also One
of the Lnllron.
Washington, Aug;. 13.—'The protocol
preliminary to a treaty of peace be
tween the United States and Spain was
signed at the White Bouse at 4.2S
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Secretary
Day acted for the United States and
M. Cambon, the French ambassador,
for the government of Spain.
Immediately after the signatures
were affixed telegraphic orders were
sent to the military commanders In
Cuba. Porto Rico and the Philippines to
cease hostilities, as peace had been re
stored. These orders had been pre
pared In advance, In order that no
time might be lost, and placed In the
custody of Adjutant General Corbin.
This fact gave rise to the rumor that
the orders had already been dispatched.
This Is still denied absolutely and cate
gorically by Secretary Alger and Ad
jutant General Corbin, the latter speak
ing for the president.
The Protocol. KO
The protocol provides:
1. That Spain will relinquish all
claim of sovereignty and title to Cuba.
2. That Porto Rico and other Span
ish islands in the West Indies and an
Island in the Dadrones, to be selected
by the United States, shall be ceded
to the latter.
8. That the United States will occu
py and hold the city, bay and harbor
of Manila, pending the conclusion of
a treaty of peace whloh shall determ
ine the control, disposition and govern
ment of the Philippines.
4. That Cuba, Porto Rico and other
Spanish islands In the West Indies
shall be Immediately evacuated, and
that commissioners, to be appointed
within ten davs, shall, within thirty
days from the signing of the protocol,
meet at Havana and San Juan, respec
tively, to arrange and execute the de
tails of the evacuation.
6. That the United States and Spain
will each appoint not more than Ave
commissioners to negotiate and con
clude a treaty of peace. The commis
sioners are to meet at Paris not later
than October 1.
6. On the signing of the protocol,
hostilities will be suspended and no
tice to that effect will be given as soon
as possible by each government to the
commanders of its military and navil
Arranging for Signing.
Washington, Aug. 13.—President Mc-
Kinley was notified at about 2 o'clock
yesterday of the receipt of a dispatch
from the Madrid government by .M.
Cambon. and was informed that the
protocol would be signed later in the
afternoon, the exact hour to be flxad
by Secretary Day.
The dispatch authorising the French
ambassador to sign the protocol look
ing to a cessation of hostilities between
Spain and the United States began to
arrive at the embassy at 1 o'clock.
It was said at the embassy that as
soon as the translation has been com
pleted M. Thlebaut would take a copy
to the 6tate department and arrange
for the visit of the ambassador to sign
the protocol with Secretary Day.
M. Thlebaut, first secretary of the
French embassy, arrived at the state
department at 2.45 o'clock to make ar
rangements with Judge Day for the vis-
It of M. Cambon to sign the protocol.
M. Thlebaut was at once shown into
Judge Day's room. He brought with
him a copy of the cable dispatch defin
ing M. Cambon's powers and certifying
to his authority In behalf of Spain.
The Interview between Secretary
Day and M. Thlebaut closed at 3.03
o'clock, and the secretary immediately
went to the White House to consult
with the president.
When Secretary Day left the White
House at 3.20 o'clock he said that the
protocol would be signed at the White
House between 4 and 5 o'clock.
It had been originally planned to
hhve the signing take place at>he state
department, but at tlie request of the
president, who desired to witness It,
It was decided that M. Cambon should
meet Secretary Day at the White
The cabinet adjourned at noon, hav
ing spent the morning In discussing
routine affair* and speculating on the
outcome of the protocol, assuming that
Its execution was certain to take place
shortly. Much satisfaction was expres
sed over the prospect of an early re
sumption of peaceful conditions and a
return to tha consideration of the ordi
nary matters of government.
After the ordeT for the cessation of
hostilities comes the formal armistice,
to be followed In turn by the appoint
ment of peace commissioners, the pre
paration of a treaty and its ratification
by the Senate, which will be called In
special session, Just before the regular
meeting time of Congress In December.
While the work of the paage oommla-
•lon Is belf.g performed the president
will be occupied with studying the In
tricate problem of establishing forms of
government, temporary and permanent,
in Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philip
pines, a delicate and perplexing task,
requiring the most profound Investiga
tion and careful handling.
It Is still believed that Secretary Day
will not leave the state department un
til the treaty of peace Is arranged, not
withstanding that he Is to be president
of the peace commission. There Is much
speculation as to the make up of the
commission. The names of Senators
Allison and Gorman are mentioned.
Protocol Article Relating to Philippines.
Washington, Aug. 10.—Owing to an
eyror in transmission, article 111 of the
full text of the peace protocol, as ca
bled from Madrid, was not given with
accuracy. The text of this article Is as
follows, agreeing with Secretary Day's
statement on Friday afternoon, after
the signing of the protocol.
Article 111. The United States will
occupy and hold the city, bay and har
bor of Manila, pending the conclusion
of a treaty of peace which shall deter
mine the control, disposition and gov
ernment of the Philippines.
Plan to Occupy Santiago Jointly With
the Americans.
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 17. —General
Wood, through the vigilance of the se
cret service men, learned yesterday
that he Cubans had planned to make an
attempt later in the month to occupy
the city jointly with the Americans, in
pursuance of their desire to share the
civil administration of the town with
the American ofllceTS and place their
llags on the public buildings.
The plan of the Cubans, Gen. Wood
learns, is not to resort to any violence,
but to attempt to march into the town
The details of the scheme, however,
are not yet known to the Americans,
but the Spanish and Cuban residents
of the town who know of th.e plan are
very much opposed to it.
They have petitioned the American
officers to remain and preserve order,
nnd nothing is more certain than that
the Cubans will not be allowed to enter
the city.
The Morro road, by which the Cu
bans had planned tn come to Santiago,
is guarded by the Fifth regiment of im
munes, commanded by Colonel Sar
gent. whose orders are to let no bodies
of armed men pass.
Every one has been disarmed In the
town under the terms of the proclama
tion Issued by General Shaft-r after
the news of the signing of the peace
protocol arrived.
Hundreds of machetes have been tak
en possession of and stored In the pub
lic arsenals. Garcla's army Is now on
a twenty-eight day furlough, nnd most
of his men are at their homes.
The health of the town under the Im
proved sanitary conditions la becoming
better. No new cases of yellow fever
have been reported. ' The sickness am
ong the Spanish prisoners, however, Is
increasing, 3,146 cases of Illness having
been reported to General Wood yester
day. '
The principal complaints are malig
nant malaria and acute dysentery. The
malaria la of an exceedingly deadly
type. The men loaded oi, board the
transports to be sent back to Spain
are in a wretched condition.
The transport ship Leone will sail
for Montauk Point to-day with the En
nls Light Battery and parts of differ
ent infantry regiments.
Russia's Congratulation*.
Washington, Aug. 17. —The state de
partment has posted the following bul
"Besides the congratulatory note of
the Italian ambassador felicitating the
government of the United States on the
signature of th,e preliminaries of peace
with Spain, the secretary of state re
ceived on the night of the 13th iastant
a 'telegram from the ambassador of
Russia, Count Casslni, who Is now so
journing at Narragansett pier, by which
he tendered his congratulations upon
the conclusion of the protocol which
assures a peace alike glorious to this
country and honorable to our adversa
ries of yesterday."
Three Counterfeiters Arrested.
Washington, Aug. 16.—Chief Wilkt.e
of the treasury secret Service has re
ceived news of the arrest on Saturday
last of Charles Vanderbrush. Wallace
Davenport and Sanford Dunn,, who
have been passing counterfeit quarters
and half dollar? In Newark and other
parts of northern New Jersey. The
chief sent a subordinate Into that
neighborhood übo"t two weeks ago,
who soon located t..e counterfeiters' se
cret headquarters in the hills near
Sparta, Sussex county, New Jersey.
The detective went up into the hills
himself and lived there till he had run
his game down and captured them.
From all appearances their arrest puts
an end to the gang in that part of the
Warihlpr tn Go to Guantaunmo.
St. Croix, Aug. 17.—Nearly all the
waSships on duty In I'orto Ulcan wat
ers have received orders to go to Guan
tamamo bay, presumably to wait there
until the peace negotiations are sot
The cruiser Columbia has been or
dered to New York, and will letvc this
morning. The other ships will start
for Guantar.amo bay In a day or
Off for Greenland-
Copenhagen Aug. 17.—The expedition
to explore the east coast of Greenland
under Lleuterawit Amdrup, sailed yes ■
tarda/ morning on board the steamer
The Dollar Mark Bign.
"There is a conflict among the
standard writers as to the derivation
of the dollar mark sign, $," explained
a treasury official: "and they seem to
be getting tarther apart all the time
instead of approaching each other.
The popular theory among the older
authorities was that the dollar sign
was made out of the letters U. S.,
which were prefixed to the currency of
the country. These letters were writ
ten hurriedly, and the theory grew
that they eventually ran into one con
glomerate letter or sign, and that the
$ was the result. This was the gen
erally accep.ed iplanation until
about fifty yeaTs ago, when a promi
nent financial authority advanced the
proposition that the dollar mark grew
out of the figure 8, denoting a piece
of eight reals, the dollar being origin
ally called a piece of eight. But there
is no certainty about it, and as the
dollar is clearly an American coin de
signation it seems strange that there
never has been an official or authoriz
ed statement as to the origin or de
rivation of the mark."— Washington
Bead the list for the week, commenc-
August 19th, 1898.
FRIDA V, A UG UST i 9 th.
Special Sale of Metis Shir Is for one
day only.
Men's 48c unlaundered white shirts
at 39c each, al' sizes.
Men's 75c laundered white shirts at
60c each.
Men's colored percale and negligee
shirks at one-fourth off" the regular
prices for this sale.
Special Sale of Umbrellas for one day
School umbrellas, 39c ea., worth 50.
Ladies' 26 inch umbrellas with fine
celluloid handles,' good value at sr,
for this sale only 82c each.
Men's 28 inch Union Twill umbrel
las, steel rod, silver trimmed handles,
for this sale only 85c e ch.
Spec'al Sale of Handkerchiefs for one
day only.
Men's colored cotton handkerchiefs
4c each.
Ladies' white hemstitched cambric
handkerchiefs, 4 and 8c each.
Men's Japanette hemstitched hand
kerchiefs, full size, very fine. 3 for 25c.
Ladies' embroidered handkerchiefs,
special value at 10c each, worth 20c.
Special Sale of H'hile Dress Goods
for one day only.
White India linen, 6, 8, 10, 13c yd.
White Piques, excellent values at
12, 15 and 16c yd., worth fully £ more
Plaid Muslins, Organdies, Swisses
and all kinds of white goods at special
sale prices.
Special Sal. of White Counterpanes
for one day only.
In this sale we place all our white counter
panes at 1 off our regular low prices, 50c to
#2.00 each.
Special Sale of Ladies' Belts and
Pocletbooks for one day only.
A c'ean up of these indispensable articles
at prices much below their real value.
Belts, 5c to $l.OO each.
Pocketbooks, 5c to #1.25 each.
Purses, ic to 25c ea.
Watch these sales. There is money
in them for you—but none for us.
Respectfully Submitted to the
Clash Trade Only by
ffl Iffli! CASE STORE,
Mover's New luilding, Main Street,
To close out quickly several
small lots of
We will give decided bar
gains during the month
of July.
W. H. Vloore.
Thursday, Aug. nth, 1898.
The policy of this Great Store)
is to have everything that people!
arc apt to want, and yet sell noth
ing but what is worthy and de
pendable goods. Many times the
goods we advertise are so little}
priced that people wonder how we'
can sell so cheap. That's part of
our policy,
Giving Better Values
Than You'd Expect,
And at any time when article*
purchased are not what you
pcct, your money back, for the'
asking. Just now you'll find our
store especially attractive with ,
Ir\ many instances prices are
almost halved, to make room for
Fall arrivals.
At the Wash Goods
Counter This Week
You'll find New Dress Ginghams
in great variety of patterns, that
usually sell at ioc. the yard, now
sc. per yard.
36-Inch English Percales, always
per yard, now 7c. per yard.
Crown Lappet Lawns, plenty of
patterns to choose from, they were
now Bc. per yard.
Imported Organdies, new de
signs, full 32 inches wide, always
25c., now per yard. 1
Cool nights are almost here.
You'll want a light weight Blanket
Better buy them now while the
price is so low.
One lot with finished crochet
edge, came in fancy patterns to
save washing, price should be t
$1.25, special this week at 79c.
Pure White Summer Blankets,
with finished edge, 10-4 size, 49c.
The Best Corset Ever
Sold at 50 Cents.
Not a regular 50c. Corset, but
..qual to any at 75c., and even
more. Made with good side steels,
heavily boned, come long and
short waistcd ; see them on second
floor or write us about them.
Priced lower than well made f
skirts have yet been offered, 39c., I
89c., 98c., $1.25.
White Duck Skirts at 49c. and
75 c - ,
And guaranteed for five years,
made in most improved manner,
with five drawers, with high arm
and full set of best attachments.
You'd pay #25 and get no better. j
The Boy Wears Overalls
As well as his father. These are ,
made just like his, of good Blue g
Denim, with bib front and braces,
all sizes from 3 to 13 years. W
25c. the Pair.
A Cool, Comfortable fi
and Cosy Restaurant I
Is located on our fifth floor, with,
the best service in the city and
prices very moderate.
Regular Dinners 25c.
Lunches, Ice Cream and Ices
served. Have your friends meet
you here or in our waiting room
on the second floor. Everything
for your conveniencte and welcome
to all.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Scranton,
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