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John Welsh, a well known physician of
Coaldale, near Tamaqua, was found dead
by the roadside on the morning of the 17th
The Danville blast . furnaces are,- of
course, idle, and have been for &"long
time. These furnaces aTe -of rery ' little
benefit to our town, and only present a
gloomy appearance to the thousands of
persons traveling by on the D. L. & W.
railroad. The furnaces, of .the Messrs.
Grove Bros., are out of blast No. 2 fur
nace having been. Mowed out last week.
But, we learn, they will be put in readi
ness to be blown in again as soon as the
demand for iron will be sufficient to war
rant their running without loss. Danville
A new fraud is being perpetrated. A
man calls at a residence and tells the lady
that her husband has sent him to repair
the clothes wringer. It is given him and
he departs. Later he returns, claims to
have inserted new rollers and otherwise re
paired the Instrument and asks $2.50 for
the job. This bill is paid and the husband
upon his return is informed of the matter.
He examines the machine and finds that
the rogue has simply sandpapered the roll
ers to give them a new appearance. It is
well to look out for him.
Decadence of the Clown.
The clown is no longer the - most impor
tant person in the circus ring. His name
is not printed conspicuously in the bills of
the larger traveling shows, he is not per
mitted to hawk his song books, and often
he is reduced to pantomime, the remotest
Tural audience having ceased to laugh at
his time-worn jokes.
-Vtiat the Supreme Court Says.
A supreme court decision just rendered
puts a damper on the ambition of persons
who, in the fullness of alcoholic stimulants,
walk oft of an embankment or , other
heights and kill themselves, or mayhap
break a leg. Some time ago a roan named
Hill walked off a culvert in Scranton and
broke his leg. He sued the city of Scran
ton, and though the local courts gave him
damages, the higher courts reversed the
judgment. The principle laid down by
the supreme court is that a road safe for a
man in possession of his senses is a safe
road,' and no damage can be recovered by
any one who walks off a culvert while
This promises to be a perennial source
of controversy in the Methodist Episcopal
church. The agitation for a change in the
present method of allotting pastors has
broken out afresh, and will probably con
tinue until the meeting of the General Con
ference of thai church in Philadelphia,
next spring. New York appears to be the
pivotal point of the new agitation, which
Is led by a number of eminent divines and
wealthy laymen. Two plans are proposed
for meeting the objections made to the
present system. One is, to permit a min
ister to remain in one charge for five
years,' if the congregation so desire it, in
stead of being limited to three years, as at
present The other is to abolish the limit
rule altogether, and thus practically adopt
" the system recognized by other denomina
tions. Both sides of the controversy are
ably championed, and it will be a nut not
easily cracked by the General Conference
to the satisfaction of all parties.
A . school teacher asserts that scholars
who have access to newspapers, at home,
outstrip those in their studies who do not
see the papers, becoming better readers
and spellers, bolter gremarians, and write
the best compositions, besides s learning
geography , and history , quicker. . Givrt
your children Ihe advantage of the news
The latest swindling dodge : Two
strangers, apparently, meet at a farmer's
house, -manage to stay over night if they
can, and make a trade before they lea re in
the morning, in which the farmer's name is
wanted as a witness to the contract, which
afterward turns up as a promissory note
fixed up in a sum satisfactory to the sharpers.
Messrs. Palliser, Palliser & Co., of
Bridgeport, Conn., architects and publish
ers, are contributing largely to the beauty
of our cities by sending out full plans and
specifications for modern cottages. These
plans are . well made, specifications com
plete and easily understood, and (should be
in the hands of our carpenters and build
ers. Aside from the beauty of these de
signs they are cheap and save a great ex
pense in getting up plans for buildings.
A tolerable good judge of human nature
remarks that the young men who sport
gold-headed canes, smoke fine cigars, and
ouuge and ogle in front of theatres are not
the future men of business and influence.
iliey are but the coming dones who will live
off of the world without making it better,
and willjdie and not be missed. As a rule, the
sooner they go to the better for their f arm
ies and for socity at large.
Ghatton, Fillmore Co., Neb.,
Eds. Coltjmbiajt :
- The farmers of this
place and York county, are very busy at
present planting corn. They will about
finish up by the tweutieth of this month.
They are planting from 75 to 200 acres,
They plant with the check rower or lister,
from 15 to 22 acres per day. Some corn is
up now. The weather has been very cold
here this Spring, but the prairie grass is
up where it was burned in March, as high
as 15 Inches. . - So you see that the cattle
are doing fine. We had two hail storms
here this Spring; froze ice on the 23rd of
April ; there was a white frost on May 5th,
but the weather is moderating and is now
very warm. The farmers , think the pros
pects are the best this Spring that has been
for several years. The wheat, rye and
oats are looking fine. The wild geese
have left, they were very numerous until
of late about as full as - the pigeons Out
East. The duck is still abundant in the
Green river. I have been capturing quite
a goodly number of them ; prairie pigeons
are now very plenty they have a bill long
like a snipe. I sent back East to C. W.
Ammerman and he sent me a hoop net
since I received it I have caught over 800
pounds of bull heads, which are very
ready sale at 8 eta. per pound. I set ' the
net last evening, will leave it in two even
ings and will have perhaps 100 pounds.
This is the country for sportsmen.
: Eli Robbixs.
TnE Ashland Hospital. The appropri
ation having been granted for the Miners'
Hospital at Ashland it is altogether proba
ble that the institution will be opened for
the care of the unfortunate ' inside of a
month. Dr. Yeomans has not yet given
his positive acceptance of the appointment
of physician in charge. His compensa
tion is to be $2500 a year and no house
hold expenses. If he does accept he gives
up a good practice in Philadelphia worth
much more , than the salary in this new
position. The other officials of the hospit
al have not yet been decided upon. Mi.
Curtis H Books vs. the borough or Danville. This
case occupied the Court until Saturday afternoon.
The Jury returned a verdict tor the plaintiff for
County bridge In Beaver township recommended
by the Grand Jury.
Petition of Elmlra Bauer for rule to open Judg
ment and st&y all proceedings presented to Court.
The following Sheriff's deeds were acknowledged:
to Columbia County Saving Fund Association for
land of W. H. Hawk, In Main township, for f&V) ;
to First National Bank of Bloomsburg for land of
John Leggott, Pine township, for $25 01
Estate of John Bailor. J. C Yocum appointed
Nathan Miller, Oeorge BreLsh and William Men-
slnger appointed viewers for a road in Beaver
Mary Hower vs Henry nower. Petition for di
vorce. Subpoena awarded.
Estate of Elijah Yocum. Petition presented to
sell tract formerly purchased by Israel AShton.
Estate of John Rltter. Petition to sell real es
tate returned by inquest without further notice.
Estate of Martin Overdort Clinton Ellis ap
pointed guardian of minor children.
Books vs. Danville borough. Motion for rule to
show cause why a new trial shall not be granted,
George W. Davis appointed guardian of Wm. J.
Davis and Margaret Ann Da via.
Andrew Croll vs. N. & W. B. Railway. PeUtlon
for the appointment of viewers filed.
Estate of William Kelchner. Order of sale con
, Petition of Samuel and Lydla Frederick for the
adoption of Ida Knecht Died and decree made as
: Estate of Robert Watklns. Real estate allotted
to R. M. Watklns for 2395.53 his bid filed and no
tice ordered to be given the widow before allot
ment is confirmed.
Estate of Ruth Ann Thomas. Offer of Abel
Thomas to take the three tracts presented.
Estate of Jacob Bomboy. Executor directed to
pay over fund in accordance with report of auditor
. Samuel Long, Sr., John Keefer and George a
Gilbert appointed viewers on a rood In Montour
township, near Lewis Thomas'.
Wm. Shaffer, John 8. Mann and Mordecal Mil
lard appointed viewers for a road In Scott town
ship near Reese Fatrman's.
. Recommendations for a County bridge in Beaver
township approved by the Court.
James Dewltt, Ellas Ash and Frank woir ap
pointed viewers to vacate a road in Benton town
ship near J. P. Bellas.
. Chaa. Gibbons, John C. Wenner, C. L. Edwards,
appointed viewers for road in Sugarloaf township
near E. S. Fritz and David Gross.
L K. Dildlne, George Appleman, Cyrus McHeiuy,
appointed viewers tor two bridges in Greenwood
Applications of D. F. Curry, William Pelffer,
Daniel Kehres for tavern and Theophllus Evara
for restaurant licence in Centralla borough weie
refused. Opinion filed.
On petition C C Marr appointed guardian oj
Clara Vanllew, a minor.
Application of John F. Keller for bottling licen
se In Berwick was rejected, because of not being
On petition of Ira C. Deitrtck, GL L. Reagan ap
On petition of Hornet Heunbach, J as. Erwln ap
, . On petition of Elizabeth Harvy, Helmbach, Jaa.
Erwla appointed guardian. . .
" Wm.J.'ikBeman, John Gordon and. refer A."
Evans, appointed viewers to vacate a road in
Greenwood township, near A. P. Young's.
, Nathan Fleekeostlne, M. A. Williams and A. B.
Stewart appointed view ers for a road in Fishing
creek, township, near Elizabeth I'aden's.
Estate of.C. G. Jackson. Petition for investment
of funds filed and decree made.
Commonwealth vs.' Wm. G. Creveling. court
sentenced defendant to pay a line ot i5J and costs
of prosecution and pay- Lorett a Delong f.'iO for ly
ing in expenses and f 40 for inalntalnunce of child
up to this' time and pay $1 a week lor support of
child until It attains the age of seven years, and
give ball, &c.
Columbia County Loan Association vs. C. It.
Barnes. Rule to strike off Judgment made abso
lute. Mary Goff vs. BenJ. Goff. on petition, subpama
in divorce allowed.
Commonwealth vs. Simon I-ong, Jr. NoL pros,
allowed, costs being paid.
Estate of Ann welllver, deceased. Writ of par
Estate of John Gruber. Petition for specific
performance of contract tiled.
Estate of Dyer C. Moss. Order to sell real estate
: In re of petition of the overseers of the Poor of
Benton township, for a rule on Joseph Ash to
show cause why he should not pay Interest on
owelty of Mary A. Kline, late Ash to overneeraln
Bupport of said Mary A. a lunatic pauper, filed.
Court met at ten o'cloc k, His Honor Wm. Elwell
and Hons. F. L. Shuman and James Lake, Assoel
clates on the bench.
Margaret Baker, per W. Knorr, trustee, vs. M. C,
Woodward. Opinion filed Rule for a new lrtal
Commonwealth vs. Peter Heffron. Court sen.
tenced the defendant to pay a fine of $100 and
costs of prosecut Ion and undergo Imprisonment In
the Eastern penitentiary for two years and four
months, and the Sheriff to conduct him thither In
J.J.Smith vs. W. A. Kile. No Jury called.
Judgment for defendant for costs.
Thomas Gory vs. Thomas FarrelL Before the
Jury was sworn, Judgment for plaintiff by consent
Petition for citation In the assigned estate of J.
J. Hoagland, filed and citation awarded.
Estate of Jonas Hart zelL F. P. Blllmeyer ap
Estate of Peter MlchaeL C. W. Miller abpolnted
In the matter of the applleatlo n of John F. Kel
ler for bottler's license In the borough ot Berwick.
Motion to strike off the word "rejected," filed.
Hearing June 11, 10.
. On petition for re-vlewers for a county bridge at
Bloomsburg, across the Susquehanna river. G. P.
Drelsbach, Isaiah Bower and Joseph K. Eves, ap
On petition for a county bridge across the Sus
quehanna river at Fort Jenkins. Jonathan Lohr
man, Wm. R. Demott and John F. Derr appointed
viewers. . .
Andrew Croll vs. N. & W. B. R'y. Co. On peti
tion for a Jury to assess damages, Abraham Rice,
Charles Michael, Franklin Rhoads, H. G. ( reveling,
Emanuel Kelchner, Joseph (ielgrr and James
Kelfer, appointed viewers.
W. J. Keller vs. N. & v. U. R y. t o. Verdict ror
plglntlff for $2,700.
Mrs. Jackson.vs. Berwick borough. Agreement
of settlement riled.
Low Bros. & Co. vs. N. W. II. R'y. Co. J. (5.
Jaeoby, W. J. Knorr, Jesse Hoffman, Hiram Whlt
moyer, 8. A. Worman, John Waters and I J. F.
Relgard appointed viewers to assess damages, and
to meet June 15, 18S3.
THree Strong Points.
' Men's Spring Overcoats; a big stock that
taVc '"rythint( from the very plain low priced to the finest,
from the lightest fancy color to the plain black, from the
smallest youths' to the largest of large men's sizes. A com
manding stock that every I'.jht overcoat buyer must see if he
cares to know ths market.
Fifteen LinCS of Men's Business Suits. Alittle money
is a powerful thing in Oak Hall. Witness the following:
Fancy Cassimcrc Sack Suits at $8.50, and the same
goods in walking coat style, at 9.00. Our only
boast on them is that they arc good for the money.
Manhattan Cheviots in six full lines, both sacks
and walking coats, at $10.00. The buttons and
trimmings of these suits are worth special attention.
Plain Cassimcrcs; three varieties, in sack style, at
,g 10.00. Very reliable.
Five styles of Harris Cassimere Suits, of quiet
styles, and in both sack and Walking Coats, at
16.00. The vcll-known reputation of these goods
speak for themselves.
These fifteen lines arc not fragments pulled together
for an ad vertisemcnL They represent two thousand
suits, and goods to make more. There is business
Custom Made Clothing, a large display of
piece goods to order. There are very grat bargains in all the
following lines :
Class A, in any ordinary business style, $18.00
Class 13, " " " " 20.00
Class C, u ' " " 22.50
Class D, " " " " 25.00
Our " points " are made short and sharp for practi
Wanamaker & Brown,
x S. E. Cor. Sixth and Market Streets, Philadelphia.
will be held at
General Grant's mother died at her
home in Jersey City 011 the 11th
Trt'enty seven million binds of pe
troleum are pumped from the well
every year and the world lias been
searched in vain lor a market for this
vast ocean of mineral oil.
FOR THE UPPER END.
The Largest Stock of Goods opened in
Benton, in many yearg, has just
been received by the
The platform upon which General
Weaver, the Greenback leader, hopes
to rally a new party in Iowa opposes
" the nalioual bank monopoly, the
railroad monopoly, the telegraph mon
opoly, the land monopoly," and favors
"prohibition by constitutional and legal
enactments against the manufacture
and sale of liquor as a beverage."
If you are in need of a Fine
Spring Suit, A nice Sum
mer Suit, a nobby
You can Certainly be
EVANS & EYER'S.
They are prepared also to
MAKE TO 0RDKR
All kinds of clothing at the short
Gents' Furnishing Goods1
Knorr cfc Wintersteen's Building
next door to the First National
Bank, where I am prepared to
MAKE TO ORDER
FIRST CLASS -SUITS
To be convinced that they are
sellinz good good.-s at a lew
from $18.00 and upwards.
&. W. BERISCB.
And everything found In a general mercantile bus
iness, at the very lowest prices.
L UMBER t
April 13-1 yr.
TI.ey keep CUFFS, COLLARS,
SHIRTS, NECKTIES, UMBRELLAS,-
Cower Uiin ft Ire: Sts.,
may 25 "83
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Several hundred thousand feet
of dressed Lumber, Shingles, &c ,
constantly on hand.
tw rurrhase rs will rind it to their ajraouge to
call on ne fx-fore buying elsewhere.
J. J. McHcnrv,
IN THE COURT OK COMMON PLKAS OF COL
Not l-e Ls hereby Riven that an application will
be made to said court on Monday June mh 183
underact of Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Hinnsylvanla entitled " an act to provide for the
lncorriorat Ion and regulation of certain corpora
tions'' approved April uwth 1H74, and the pupple
nients thereto, for the charter of an Intended cor
poratlon. to be called "The Young Men's Christian
Association of Berwick, Pa." the objects of which
Ls for the improvement orthf spiritual, mntaL
social, and physical condition of young men, and
for these purposes to have pokhciss and enjoy all the
rights, benefits and prl vlleges of the said act of me
beuibly and Iitt supphuneuUi.
A. K. (WWAi n,
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