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THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBUS&
BLOOMS BURG, I'A.
WILL THERE BE A STRIKE f
The leading demands of the mine
workers nre that the Union shall he
recognized by the operators, and
that they shall be pa'd increased
wages for a shorter day.
The operators have issued a
statement, in vhi;h they refuse to
concede any of these demands, j
They say in part: "At various i
times the operators have stated
their reasons for not altering into
a contract with the United Mine
Woikers of America. This ques
tion was the subject of exhaustive
study by the Strike Commission,
which positively declined to start
the demand for such a contract, j
Anyone who reads the pages of the j
official report devoted to a riisois- i
sion of the demand for "recogui-1
tion' will be fully convinced that I
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estsof the public, of the operators
or even of the mine workers them
selves, for the United Mine Work
ers of America to be recognized as
a party to a contract governing the
relations between employers and
employees in the anthracite region.
On Page 65 of its record, for ex
ample, the Strike Commission, after
criticising certain policies of the
union, made this general statement:
"The present constitution of the
United Mine Workers of America
dots not present the most inviting
inducements to the operators to
enter into contractual relations
The operators have stood in the
past, and they stand now, for the
"open shop." They will treat
anion and non-union men alike.
They will exercise no discrimina
tion against or in favor of any man
because of his membership or non
tnembership in any labor organiza
tion. As to the demands for increased
wrges and a shorter working day,
it is absolutely impossible to grant
them without increasing the price
of coal to the consumers. This the
operators will not consent to do
nor will they even consider it.
Under a strict application of eco
nomic law the present conditon of
business would compel a reduction
instead of an increase in wages, the
natural consequence being a fall in
the price of coal. Among the oper
ators there was a strong feeling
that such a reduction of wages
should be put into effect; but, for
the suke of stability in the anthra
cite industry-froni unwillingness
to disturb an agreement which has
Drought peace-it was decided to
ffer a renewal of the present agree
ment. MINERS HIGHLY PAID.
With the industries of tta coun
try in their present state, the an
.hracite mine workers are very for
unate to have such an agreement
inder which to work. If either
ide should be eager to renew it, it
is not the operators but the mine
workers. For it is undeniably a
;act that the employees of the an
hracite mining companies, compar
ed with other w&ge earners of whom
qual skill and training are required
tre highly paid.
Not ouly are their minimum
.arnings fixed at a high level, but
hey are assured by the slidiug
caie arrangement of a one percent,
ncrease in earniugs for every in
rease of five cents above $4.50 per
on in the price of domestic sizes of
mthracite at tidewater. As the
rice averaged around $4.85 last
ear, the mine workers earnings
ere seven per cent, above the min
murn fixed by the strike commis
ion." the other side.
A general tie-up of all coal mines,
inthracite and bituminous, in the
Jnited States in April, 1910, is the
-rump card held in reserve 'Dy the
miners, who have been embittered
y the refusal of the coal operators
grant any concessions whatever
the three Pennsylvania anthra
- It is a fact that all bituminous
greements expire on March 31,
Bui H eannot mak Fair Skin or
Women with pooil
bo lionuily. Odium,
lotions, wiixlics anil
puwiliTfl cimuot nmko
in fair skin. Every
horseman knows that
the gat in coat of hia
from the nnimal's
J.it the lini- ffot
"off his feed" nud his
Itnnt 1irt fltllL Cllf.
rvinc, Viinliintj nnd rulihirtg will irivo
i i 1 u cli'.-m ion;, I lit cannot firodneo
lil" coveted f'tloOtline-S n!:lllo of
t tin horse' Msin, whleh if Ins vom
i!ox.iim. The linlies will see l!jon,i;it.
Itlio bet preparation for ladies who
d."!rn a i'O'.ii lo lnxiilivn mnliriiio that
will j,'lv' the body jierfoet eleaniine.HS
in) rn .lly an I tlie wholesonieness
tint pr nbtecH MVirh skins as painters
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Find $15,000 Shortage.
Missing Tax Collcctor'i Accounts Examined
An examination of the nccouuts
of Tax Collector John Sutton, of
Berwick, who has beeu missing for
three weeks, indicates a shoitage
of about $ 1 5,000. The examina
tion was made by Borough Solici
tor Alex. C. Jackson and J. G.
Jayne, and most of the shortage is
in the tax collection for 1908
Sutton disappeared three weeks
ago and was last seen in Wilkes
Barre. Since then nothing has
beeu learned of his whereabouts.
By virtno.of sundry writs
ins issued out of the Court
Petitions For State Road.
The petitions for state road re
commended several mouths ago by
Council were presented at the Com
missioners' office last Thursday by
Solicitor John G. Hariuau and
Mayor James II. Coleman. Action
on the same by the Commissioners
will be taken in the near future.
One petition asks for a state road
from the Town Hall along the pro
perties of J. L. Dillon, Normal
School and Davis Bros, to what is
known as "Turkey Hill," at the
Scott township line, a distance of
1010, which makes the leaders of
the l'cnns lvania miners feel confi
dent of winning out in going into
convention on March 23 at Scran
ton to consider the ultimatum of
tb linrit nri'i 1 nnnfilArc
The call for the Scranton conven- 6100 feet
tion of the three Pennsylvania an
thracite districts was issued Satur
day, and while the miners' leaders,
with very few exceptions, were not
given to strike talk, thev denied
that their position is as weak as j
might be supposed. They admitted
frankly that the Pennsylvania situ
tion at this time is against the min
ers, that the unions are not as
strong as they ought to be, that
trade conditions are not as favora
ble a might be wished and that in
a general way the operators appear
in VinlH a ct rrr rr rirttM tis. tlite 1
But, while making all these ad-
m.ssions, tne leaders predicted that Governor Stuart has approved
if the operators intended to take these bills-
advantage for three full years of Appropriating $75,000 to cover a
the miners present predicament, deficiency to pay the tuition in
they will find themselves reckoning State Normal Schools,
without their host. They say that f Authorizi ng counties.cities, towns,
the spring of 1910 will turn .the ta-1 boroughs and other municipal di
mes on the operators entirely in 1
1 v uivuh i.u tjL uui j lji laic uiuncv tiiiu
The other starts at a point in
front of the Town Hall, and goes
out East Seventh up the Berwick
road to the Scott township line, a
distance of 7500 feet.
Many Children are Sickly.
Mother Gray's Kwect Powders for
Children, used bv Mother Gray, a nurse
in v-niiuieirs nome, xxew 1 oi k, iiroHK
up Colds in 24 hours, eure Feverish
ness, Headiiche. Stomach Troubles,
Teething Disorders, and Destroy
Worms. At all druggists, 25c. Mani
ple mailed Free. Address, Allen 8.
Olmsted, LeHoy, N. Y. 2-18-4t.
Signed b7 the Governor.
case the Scranton convention de
clines to accept the operators' ulti
matum. In that case, the majority
of the leaders are opposed to order
ing a strike and favor to let the
men remain at work without agree
ment with the operators.
Then when the Serine of 10m is
reached the 370.000 United Mine
Workers of America will ail he r.
leased from contracts, may all make
common cause in presenting their
demands, may shut off the entire
COal SUDolv of the COlintrv nnd in a
short battle reach favorable conclu
convev land for armories
Providing for the appointment of
a Commission to act with New
York and New Jersey Commissions
in ascertaining the cost of acquiring
toll bridges acrcsi the Delaware
INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC.
Chas. P. Elwell announce rbar
he will be Dleased to rerw'vA oil
former pupils on violin and piano-
i-.rce, as well as new ones. Latest
and best methods.
Terms strictly cash bv the lecenn
or month. Address Hotel Hidlav.
Bloomsburg, or call up on Bell
'phone anv afternoon hrt nrAAn w
and 2. tt
We offer One Hundred Dollars
Jeward for any case of Catarrh
.iat cannot be cured by Hall's
J. Chenby & Co., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known
J. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
nd believe him perfectly honor-
pie in all business transactions
td financially able to carry out
ny ODiigauons made by bis firm.
Saumng. Kinnan & M
holesale Druggists,, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ia takn in.
trnally, acting directly upon the
tood and mucous surfaces of the
stem. Testimonials irm fr.
rice 75 cents per bottle. Sold by
TMte uaii'i Family Pills for
Judge Evans and the Montour Con
While holding court in Danville
ast week Tude C. o rfx,anB j
hearing the reoorts nf cVia MCf
bles from the different districts call
ed them all before him
them to stand in a rnw anA acu
each in turn whether he had com
plied with the act of assembly by
visiting each licensed place at least
once a month since the last term of
court, and noting whether or not
there had been any violation of
law. Most of the constahlf.0
not sure they had made mnntlilu
visits. Judee Evans rehnt-,t tw
who had failed . to li
letter of the law.
x roceeaine. the iiifiw caii. T
is strange that reports of violations
of the liquor law in the wards and
townships of Montour
tinually come to me at my home in
ocrwicK, ana mat you constables,
who are on the vmunA
kuow nothing about such viola
tions. He stated that he was con
strained to believe that liquor is
being sold every Sunday in Dan-
One of the constables tnu a.
court that those who
session of incriminating evidence
Mtia'uai me saioon Keepers refused
to testify. Replying, Judge Evans
instructed the constables to take
the names of any persons in pos
session 01 evidence and hand them
tO the COttrt. and thev unnM k.
compelled to tell all tbey knew.
willingly or unwillingly.
Card Signs For Sale.
The following printed card signs
are kept in stock at the Columbian
This Property for Sale.
This Property for Rent.
This Room for Rent.
Post No Bills.
Keep off the Grass, and others.
Window Cards. Sten Cards Trol
ley Advertising Cards, and Card
Signs of any kind, uo to 22 bv 28
inches in size, white or colors.
printed on short notice. tf.
Election in M. E. Church.
A meeting of the official board of
the M. E. church was held in the
library room of the church last
Thursday evening when the fol
lowing officers were elected: Sec
retary, C. H. Kline; Treasurer,
h. N. Moyer. The pastor by
reason of his position is president
of the board. A number of matters
relative to the year's work were
taken up end acted upon.
At a Sheriffs sale held at the
Court House on Saturday after
noon a tract of farm and wood land
situate in Jackson township, was
sold to Charles Sickels, the plain
tiff in the writ for $905. The bouse
and lot of Stanlev Whitmi re. Kitn.
ate in Briar Creek township, was
owu 10 Aiex. u. 1 act son. nrtnr
ney, for $100.
. 1 ;
While working in the tartest
department of the Magee Carpet
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luiu msi oaiuraav. ndwarn t;irtrm
had his hand caught in the loom,
and two wires ran through it be-
iuic uc couia extricate it.
tu jrf Kird You Havs Always Benefit
Millard Ent. son of Sheriff 1
B. Ent, is engaged extensively in
raising pigeons. He has shipped
uwuy un uunurea and twentv-hve
Charles E. Hire ir
Judge Rice, President Judge of the
.jupcdur uiuri ot Pennsylvania,
and a former resident of Blooms
burg, has been appointed an as
sistant in the office nf m.tr.Vf a
torney Jerome, of New York city.
of Fieri Kn-
cihs issued nut of tho Court 01 Loinnvni
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in, and to me directed, thero will be mild
at public sale at the Court House in t!ie
Sheriff's Olliee, in the Town of Hloom
burg, county and state aforesaid, 011
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1909.
at 3 o'clock P. M., the following de
scribed real estate :
All that certain piece, parcel and
tract of land situate 111 the township of
Sittfarloaf. county of Columbia and state
of Pennsylvania, and Ixiinided and de
scribed as follows, to-wit :
Beginning at a post on the line of
land between Mary A. Meeker and land
of J. P. Fritz; thence south nine and
one-half degrees west thirty-four rods to
a post; thence by laud of J. P. Fritz
south thirtv-six degrees, east six and
one half rods to a por.t ; thence north
seventy-three degrees, east seven and
eight tenths rods to a stone ; thence
north three degrees west thirty-four rods
to a stone ; thence north eighty degrees
west nine nnd one-tenth rods to the
place of beginning, containing
TWO ACRI'S AND EIGHTY
of land lie the same more or less.
It being tho same prenv.ses which
Mary A. Meeker and husband bv deed
dated September i, inoo, and recorded
in the Recorder's Office at Hloomsburir.
Pa. conveyed unto the Pennsylvania
Copper and Mining Company, and
whereon is erected a
LARCH FRAME BUILDING
for use as a copper smelter, together
with fixtures and machinery therein con
tained consisting of engine, boiler and
copper smelting machinery.
Seized, taken iu execution at the suit
of M. r . Shoemaker and others use vs.
The Pennsylvania Copper nnd Mining
company, nnu at the suit ot William
Faulds vs. the Pennsylvania Copper and
Mining i-o'Tipany.ot central, I'a., and to
be sold as the property of the Pennsyl
vania Copper and Mining Company.
CHARLES B. ENT,
William Pmkisman Klmriff
J. H. Maizk
Notice la lierohv eiven. Hint. Mm
undersigned Auditor anpoiuted by
the Orphans' Couri of Columbia countv
to make distribution of the funds in
the lmnda nf Mm Aitmlnlutrafnr nt
Daniel J. (Sullivan late of Bloomsburg,
Columbia County, Penua. deceased, to
and among the parties legally entitled
thereto, will sit to disehHriw I bp dtit.ipa
of his apiointinent, at his oftlce in the
Town or Bloomsburg, on Friday, April
2nd. 1J09. at 10 o'clock a. ni. nf uniti
dnv when mid where nil nartlua Intor.
ested or having claims agair.st said
estate, must appear and present the
same, 01 be forever debarred from
sharing in said fund.
JOHN U. FREEZE.
March 0, 1909. t. a.
Please take notice that the undersign
ed Auditor, appointed by the Orphans'
Court of Columbia County to make dis
tribution of the funds in the hands of
the Executor of William L. Hirlineer.
late of said county, deceased, to and
among the parties legally entitled there
to, win sit to discharge the duties ot his
appointment, at the office of Fred Ikeler
Esq., in the First National Bank build.
ing in the town of Bloomsburg, on Wed
nesday, March 31st., iqoo. at two o'clock
r. M., when and where all parties inter
ested, or having claims against said es
tate, must appear and present the same,
or be forever prevented from sharing in
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