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||k ijolnmbhm. ESTABLISHED 1868. tlu Columbia Jicmorrat, ESTABLISHED 1887. CONSOLIDATED 1868. PUBLISHED IVKHY THUKSDAY MOItNINU Hloomsburtr, the County neat of Columbia County, Pennsylvania. •80. E. ELWELL EDITOR. O. J. TASKED, LOCAI. EDITOR. UEO. C. UOAN, FOKBUAN. YRRlM:—lnside the eounty Sl.OOnyearln ad vance; $1.50 It not paid lu advance Outside he county, $1.25 a year, strictly in advance. Alt communications should be addressed to THE COLUMBIAN. Bloomsburi;, I'n. ' THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, IS9S. CANDIDATES. ' L-OR STATE SENATOR, W. H. RH AWN of Catawissa. FOR REPRESENTATIVE, C. J. SCHLICHER of Beaver township. "SUSPENSE ~~ In Washington. Officials Await the Court's Report. The excitement during the past week in Congress and outside, attend * ing the Maine disaster in the harbor at Havana, has almost equaled that occasioned by the assassination of Pre sidents Lincoln and Garfield. The ex citement, however has somewhat sub sided, and is now passing away. There is a condition of painful suspense, j and the public now patiently awaits to learn only the cause of the disaster. The course of President McKinley and his Cabinet associates, in suspend ing judgment until the cause of the destruction of the Maine is ascertain ed, is genera'ly approved in and out of 1 Congress. The prompt refusal of Captain Sigs | |tbee and Consul-General Lee, and the F approval of their course by the au thorities at Washington, ot not allow- 1 ing the Spanish authorities at Havana to join in the exploration and inquiry into the disaster, is commended on all (sides. What the authorities here and throughout the country want, and 1 what they are waiting for, are the facts properly vouched for from per- j sons upon whose integrity and intelli ' gence they can safely rely. It is well understood that the Span- 1 I ish Government in Havana and at ! : Madrid are as anxious, and almost as j | deeply interested, as the authorities ' at Washington, in solving the mystery ! of the tremendous disaster. The United States officers, who j I have charge of the matter, are regard- j ed as authority for the American i people. The investigation is in com- ' petent hands, and the country is quite J ready to believe the official statement : of the Naval Board now charged with the purpose of prosecuting the in- : k H u J r >- President McKinlej Will Demand Inde pendence for Ouoa, With $100,000,- 000 Indemnity. Robert P. Porter, whose close friendship with President McKinley is well known, says that Mr. McKin ley will shortly send to the Spanish government an ultimatum, demanding that complete freedom and independ ence be granted to the insurgent Cubans. Spain is to be indemnified to the extent of $100,000,000. Bonds are to be issued to that amount and. if necessary, the United States will take charge of the Cuban customs and pay the interest on the bonds. The Court of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Maine disaster left Key West for Havana, where it will convene on board the Mangrove or the Fern. A final session will be held at Key West before a report is made. The officers composing the board are : Captain W. T. Sampson, of the lowa ; Captain French E. Chadwick, of the New York ; Lieu tenant commander Potter of the New- York ; and Lieutenant Commander Marix, Judge Advocate of the Court. Divers have been at work on the sunken Maine, but so far have only brought a few unimportant papers. They are waiting for divers' lamps and as soon as they get them search will be made in the ward room and other parts of the vessel. So far the search has been confined to the Cap tain's cabin. The tremendous consequence of a refusal to accept this settlememt will be on Spain. The President of the Republic has in my opinion fully weighed the consequence to us. He knows full well that a mere declara tion of war may cost our government a hundred, nay five hundred millions of dollars, but he also knows that at his back will be a united people of 75,000,000 freeman who have chafed and grown reckless at each successive delay, until the most conservative be lieve the time has come for decided action. That the situation is critical is fully realized, and the coming week may bring about a crisis that will de- monstrate to the country that Presi dent McKinley not only said what he meant in his message, but meant what he said. That the De Lome leter made something clear to the President and the State Department there can be no doubt, while the terrible accident to the Maine has forcibly illustrated the danger of further delay. Another reason for immediate action should the ultimatum likely to be submitted to Spain he accepted, is that if peace could be at once restored to Cuba, the starving population may yet save half of the year's crops. To delay until March will make it necessary for the people of the United States to continue to feed these people who are anxious to rebuild a country which has been so devastated and depopula ted that more than a generation must pass into the grave before the sunshine of prosperity again brings cheer to this sorrowing and desolated land. COMMITTEE MEETING BLOOMSBURG, PA., Feb. 19, 1898. In pursuance of the call of the Democratic County Chairman, John G. McHenry, the Executive comqait tee met in jury room No. 2, at ten o'clock a. 111. Upon the roll being called, John G. McHenry, Fred Ikeler, W. H. Rhawn, G. E. Clemens and R. G. F. Kshinka were found to be present, being the full committee. The rules to govern the primary elections and county conventions of the Democratic party of Columbia county, as adopted at the county con vention, assembled August 10, 1597, were ordered to be read. Upon motion of Mr. Rhawn, the committee ordered that the rules as read be published in phaniphlet form. Upon motion of Mr. Ikeler, the committee empowered the chairman of the county committee to cause the publication of a sufficient number of copies ot the rules to meet the re quirements of the party. Upon motion it was ordered that a sum sufficient to meet the cost of pub lishing said rules be taken from the money paid in for registration fees. Moved by Mr. Ikeler and seconded by Mr. Clemens that money received for registration fees be used for all necessary expenses up to the time ot the meeting of the county convention and the balance, if any remains, be added to the general election fund, to be used as directed in the party rules. '1 he motion carried. A motion that the Chairman of the County Committee act as Treasurer and that he receive all moneys paid as Registration fees and all other con tributions for election expenses, was decided in the affirmative. Mi. Ikeler moved and Mr. Rhawn seconded the motion that the Execu tive Committee fix and apportion the amounts to be paid by the several candidates as Registration fees, the respective sums as agreed upon, as set forth and hereunto attached, in pursuance of Section 2, of Article 4, of the Rules of the party as adopted at the Convention assembled August roth, 1897. Motion carried. The Committee upon motion ad journed sine, die. R. G. F. KSHINKA, Secretary. "Maine" Disaster Has No Effect on Business, Iron Production Exceeds Consumption and Strikes Interfere With Cotton Trade. R. G. Dun & Company's weekly review of trade says : The dreadful disaster to the "Maine." much as it has affected all hearts, has not much affected busi ness. Only in the stock market, where there was selling Wednesday- by speculators on thin margin, but in no other speculative market, was an affect felt, not in general business. An advance of ten per cent, in wages by some gageble mines is ex pected to be general throughout the lake region, excepting the Mesabr district. Wheat has risen 3§c and exports continue so heavy that a material ad vance is natural. The iron output February 1, with reports of stocks on hand not held by the great steel companies, indicates consumption at least 3,000 tons per week greater in January than the pre vious maximum attained in Novem ber, 1595. The production is at present greater than consumption, stocks having increased 9,106 tons weekly in January outside the steel, companies whose stocks presumably decreased. Some weakness in pig would nattr ally result, but while grey forge has declined at Pittsburg to $8.90, with southern iron offered at Chicago at concessions, no changes appear in products. In building of steel cars, in black sheets for tinning, in rods, wire and wire nails, increased demand and heavy business appear, though bar and pipe are weaker, and structural orders seasonably slow. In the cotton manufacture produc tion is restricted by strikes, and some grades are a shade dearer. The recent opening of higher grade THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURC, PA. woolens at advanced prices meets less demand than was expected with less activity in lower grades and unexpect edly numerous cancellations in light weights, indicating larger buying than consumption has yet warranted. Failures for the week have been 295 in the United States against 303 last year and thirty-five in Canada against fifty-six last year. If some inhabitant of a foreign na tion who was unacquainted with the real nature of American political differences should happen to drop in to this country at a time when some partisan dispute was at its extreme height he would gain the impression that the men at the head of our Gov ernment were about the worst that we could find, because he would notice that the partisan papers were all free in the matter of open denun ciation of the opposing officers or candidates. The De Lome case shows that Democrats, Republicans, Populists and all the smaller factions are still ready to stand by the chief executive when he is confronted with the insolent attitude of some foreign dignitary, and that the people of the United States, regardless of politics and religion, are a unit when it comes to the necessity for the assertion of true patriotic principles. We may fight about tariff, financial problems and other matters among ourselves, and call the representative men of the different home parties hard names, but when some deputy of a foreign power insults the head of the Govern ment we will stand together as one, and we all unite to hoist the stars and stripes in the face of the enemy.— Ex. The Democrats of Somerset county are urging the name of Hon. A. H. Coffroth of that county as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor this year. His public rec ord is excellent, and he would make a strong run if nominated. Railroad iVlan Receives Good Advice from Fel low Workmen Tho Whole Story Told by His Wife- It May Help You. " When my little boy was six years old he bad an attack of the measles, and after recovering he was restless at night, had no appetite, and was cross and fretful. Later on, large blotches and sores broke out on lib face and limbs. We were told they would heal In a few days; but those fow days grew into months. One day my husband, who is a well-known railroad man, was advised by some of his fellow workmen to give the boy Hood's Sarsaparilla. We concluded to do so, and after he had taken the first bottle we noticed some improvement. We kept on giving him this medicine until he had taken three bottles, when he was com pletely cured, and he has been well ever since.' MRS. E. J. MILLER, Bennett, Pa. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best—ln fact the One True Blood Purifier. Bold by all druggists. $1 ; six for SB. It 111 do not cause pam or ITOOU S PillS gripe. All druggists, tto. GEO. W. HESS. BLOOMSBURG, PA. He WAS born in Columbia Co., some thirty two years ago. At nineteen >ears of age left home to serve an ap prenticeship as a watchmaker and jeweler at Hazieton, then went to Mtfflinville, then to Watsontown, and and in 1892 started in business at his present location. Dr. Hess always had a desire to be come proficient in optics, and in 1894 came to Philadelphia to receive in structions from a manufacturing op tician, and also matriculated in our college and received our Master Op tician's Diploma. And now, after three years of sue- essful practice and unremitting study he receives oar highest degree, that of Doctor of Re fraction. Dr. Hess is not only a progressive merchant, standing in the front 01 the business men of Bloomsburg, but he is also a zealous student of optics, and has proven himself a competent and scientific optician. He is withal a pleasant gentleman to meet, and his patients are a.l friends, and his friends all patients.— From the Keystone, Philluitlphia. Pa. Mr. Hess is a member of the firm of Hess Brothers, Jewelers and Opti cians, Bloomsburg, Pa , and all desir ing glasses will do well to consult him before purchasing elsewhere. Eyes Examined free of Charge. CORRE3TION GUARANTEES. ...HESS BEOTHEBS,.. Jewelry Store. ULOOMSBUBG, PA. Lithographed bonds, stock certifi cates. and checks are furnished at THE COLUMBIAN office. tf. SEE THE ============ - BIG REDUCTION - MM MERCHANT iAILORINQ, FOR lO DAYS. $16.00 SUITS NOW $13.00, Made to your measure at TOWNSEND'S, MERCHANT TAILOR. The suspender factory at Williams port has tumbled into the hands of the Sheriff on executions aggregating $4,- 500. The employees ot the South VVill iamsport nail works have been notified that when they return to work from their present enforced idleness of three weeks their wages will be re duced from five to fifteen per cent. This is bad news for the lumber city. Cail and see samples of our new lithographing printing for all kinds ot commercial work. It is new and very pretty, and costs no more than other printing. THE COLUMBIAN office, if. $50,000 Watch Us. THE BROADWAY And Still They Go Down. Despite the unfriendly ele ments, the happy throng still crowds our place for "plums." They know—the people do —that our strokes are merciless and our cuts are deep. When we say "our goods are cheap/' we don't mean "cheap goods." There's as much difference be tween the former and the latter as there is between "an ardent lover," and a "lover of the ardent." Additional SOME ~ Surprises. Thin blown whisky glasses, or tooth pick holders, ass'd. sizes 4a ea. Lamp chimneys, all sizes, 6 for 25c. to in. oval emerald glass bowls 10c. ea Emerald celery stands roc. ea. Heavy in.crystal glass nappies ioc.ea 2 quart heavy glass pitchers 12c. ea. 4J in. heavy glass nappies 2c. ea. 6 in. oval glass nappies 3c. ea. Decorated hen butter dishes ice. ea. Heavy bottom blown glass tumblers 4c. Plain blown tabie tumblers 3c. ea. Gold edge blown table tumblers sc. ea. Decorated opal salt and pepper shakers, sc. ea. Buggy whips, Sc., 10c., 16c., 25c. ea. Tin tea and coffee pots, 6c., Bc., 9c., roc. ea. Glass cake stands, celery trays, bowls and a large new line of table glass ware at 10c. each. Sec them. SPECIAL. Large size Turkish bath toilet soap highly perfumed, at 4 cakes for sc. Butterick Fashions Jor March 11070 ready. Respectfully Submitted to the 1 BROADWAY ÜBM, Mayer's New Building, Main Street, BLOOMSBURG. THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE On which our shoes are built is merit. They must be good, we have them made so. Not content with things as they are we go on making them better. Out of it comes the best foot wear possible. FULL LINE OF HQSIBBY and UNDEBWBAB W. H. floore. COHYEK IRON AXD MAIN STS. famal Salt ef LADIES' LINGEKIIi. WhlP thp CJflTo? Not accumulation of odd sizes ¥ Uj biiO oatO > an( j unsa i a ble styles from the stock What Inducement? tfcff&ZJSLZg* ___ the best manufacturers in the land. No sweatshop rubbish from the dingy lofts of the tenement house— jmst tla.© re^rerse— It is the cleanest of Underwear fresh from clean well ventilated factories. It is the perfection of Underwear, cut by the best skilled artists of the cutting table. It is the best of Underwear, designed, put to gether and finished by the hands of healthy rosy-cheeked girls. Remarkable Values Caused the Purchase for the Big Sale. Plain figure facts of economy is the power ful inducement we offer to the throngs of buyers who attend this sale. Bc. Corset Covers, good muslin, perfect in make, bound edge. 3 to a customer. Match it. 12c. Corset Covers, cambric : nansook edging, pearl but tons. 3to a customer. Match it. 25c.Corset Covers,Lansdale cam bric, 3 styles, square, round and V neck, dainty trimmings. Quantity limited. JMatch it. 19c. Drawers, good muslin, no trashy cheese cloth kind, two tucks, full size. 3 pair to a customer. Match it. 25c. Drawers, the good old fruit of the loom muslin, five $ inch tucks. 3 pairs to a customer. Match it. FLUFFY RUFFLED SKIRTS That will figure iu the enthusiasm of the great under muslin sale, 28c., 49c., 75c., 79c., 9SC., SI.OO, $1.25, $1.35. §1.50. We have such confidence in the line that we sell them with returnable privileges good for one week. DRESS GOODS. We have had brought to us, and have gone and looked over the lines of Spring Dress Goods that are shown by the best mills in this country, and the best importing houses that we can find, and have made a selection that we think we can suit you all if we get a chance. We put them on sale this week. F. P. PUBSEL. E ts. CORSER'S IMMM, street. NEW SHOE STORE. | Ml Big ©rives-in Shoes ? 500 pair Women's shoes, sizes 1 to 4, at SI.OO A PAIR. Genuine Dongola Kid, with good soles and counters, always have sold at s2*oo and $2.50. They are small sizes, and for that reason go at SI.OO a pair. They'll not be here long at these prices. If you can't wear them your children can, and they are just as big a bargain for them as for you. This is weather for gum shoes and gum boots. We have them at lowest prices. Men's gum boots $2.00. CORSER'S BLOQMSBURG. PUBLIC SALE —OF YALUABUt- REAL ESTATE. ot Lartna Stout, In Brlarcreek township, Colum bia county, Pa , deceased, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, IS9B, al 10 o'clock a. m.. on the premises, all that cer laln piece or parcel o< land In said township, beginning at a stone In the public road, thence by same routh fltty-two and three-tonrth de" grees. west thirty-eight and four-tenth perches to stone; thence south one and one-fourth de grees. east eighty-tour and seven-tenth perches to a stone; thence north slaty degrees, cast ROYAL., UNDERGARMENTS 49c. Gowns, good muslin cam bric ruffle, pearl buttons, full width and full length. 3to a customer. Match it. 98c. Gowns, Lansdale muslin, embroidery edging on front, neck and sleeves, cut very full. Quantity limited. Match it. 9SC. Cambric, fruit of the loom muslin, variety of new style yokes. Best styles go first. Match it 85c. Chemises, embroidery edge, low neck, wide ruffle at bot tom. Think of such a price. Match it. 28c. to $1.25 Chemises, cambric, nansook and lace edging, all new styles. Quantity limited. Values wonderful. forty-seven and six-tenth per hes to a stone ; thence north eight and one-half degrees, treat eightr-nve perches to a stone, the place of Be ginning, containing TWENTY ACRES AND FORTY TWO PERCHES of land, neat measure, on which are erected a DWELLING HOUSE, barn and outbuilding, tine orchard, well wa tered. TBKMS OP SALB: $10) on striking downot property. $3) on confirmation, balance In six months from confirmation with interest to he secured by bond and mortgage on premises. Peed to be delivered on confirmation. C. B. JACKaOS, Trustee.