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tlu Columbia Jicmorrat,
Hloomsburtr, the County neat of Columbia
County, Pennsylvania.
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
Bloomsburi;, I'n.
of Catawissa.
of Beaver township.
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
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
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.
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.
"Maine" Disaster Has No Effect on
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Jewelry Store. ULOOMSBUBG, PA.
Lithographed bonds, stock certifi
cates. and checks are furnished at
THE COLUMBIAN office. tf.
SEE THE ============
$16.00 SUITS NOW $13.00,
Made to your measure at
The suspender factory at Williams
port has tumbled into the hands of the
Sheriff on executions aggregating $4,-
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.
And Still They Go
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
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.
Large size Turkish bath toilet soap
highly perfumed, at 4 cakes for sc.
Butterick Fashions Jor March 11070
Respectfully Submitted to the
Mayer's New Building, Main Street,
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.
W. H. floore.
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
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.
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.
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.
street. NEW SHOE STORE. | Ml
Big ©rives-in Shoes ?
500 pair Women's shoes, sizes 1 to 4, at
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.
ot Lartna Stout, In Brlarcreek township, Colum
bia county, Pa , deceased,
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
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
of land, neat measure, on which are erected a
barn and outbuilding, tine orchard, well wa
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.

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