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VOL. 33
So long as the contemptible false
hoods published by Krickbaum and
Vanderslice in the Sentinel , and cir
culated by the two men who, only
a few days ago, swore to be my true
friends, viz : Herring and Rhawn,
were directed only against myself
and family, I have declined to ans
wer the same, preferring rather to
treat such malicious concoctions
with silent contempt.
But now, when their vile attacks
are directed against the honest men
who constituted the election boards
of the 4th ward of Danville and
Mayberry township, Montour
County, and when to account for
their crushing defeat, they attempt
to cast a criminal reflection upon
the honest citizens of that township,
by alleging a fraud in the casting
and counting of their votes, I am
compelled to speak in their behalf.
The Sentinel is saying that I carried
Montour County by a fraudulent re
turn from Mayberry township. Little,
Krickbaum, Vanderslice, Rhawn,
Herring, and all their underlings, are
trying to deceive the people with the
report that the vote of this district
should have been Little 13, Ikeler 10.
Read the affidavit at the close of this
article. The individual name of every
Ikeler voter is given , and I openly
defy my enemies to show that any
one of these 15 men did not support
me. I only ask the public to pay no
attention to the stoties published at
the last hour, when I have no oppor
tunity to deny them.
In this contest I am simply asking
for my second term, ind am only op
posed by men who are my personal
enemies. I have no newspaper with
which to slander my opponent and
will not resort to such contemptible
methods. They may abuse me as
they will, but I shall not indulge in
their newspaper war. I have already
carried one County, honestly and
fairiy, and in the late Montour County
convention, when the Krickbaum—
Herring—Little combination were
crying fraud, Sheriff George Maiers
openly told the convention that as
chairman of the investigating commit
tee he had been fraudulently ap
proached nearly a dozen times by men
who sought to influence his conduct,
but|that in every instance this villain
ous conduct was performed by little
men, and never by an Ikeler supporter.
And yet they cry fraud ! Why,
at that convention E. B. Tustin,
cashier of the First National Bank,
a bitter Republican, was present
with the boodle. It was used, and
used freely, to influence the chair
man of the convention to appoint a
committee who would throw out
enough of my districts to elect the
tool of Krickbaum and Vanderslice.
They tell the people that the re
turn from Mayberry township was
fraudulent, and yet at 1 o'clock,
on Sunday, Herring and Rhawn
were at the house of the delegate
from Mayberry, pleading with him
to bring them the official paper. He
was an honest man and refused.
Read the following affidavit con
taining the names of the 15 Ikeler
voters, procured by the outraged
election officers as a vindication of
the charges brought against them
and backed by the individual affi
davits, the originals of which are
now in my possession.
Emory S. Kimble, being duly
sworn, deposes and says :
Ist. —That he was the regularly
sworn and appointed clerk of the
election board of Mayberry town
ship, Montour county.
2nd.—That at the late Democratic
primary election, E. R. Ikeler re
ceived 15 votes for the office of
President Judge and R. R. Little
received 13 votes. That no other
report or different figures were ever
given out by the election officers.
3rd. That in order to absolutely
refute the charges of fraud now
being circulated, I herewith append
the names of the 15 electors who
cast their votes for Judge Ikeler :
1. Emory S. Kimbel.
2. Joseph Swank.
3. M. A. Pensyl.
4. Z. O. Vought.
5. H. A. Bennett.
'6. James Brofee.
7. N. E. Brofee.
8. Irvin Vought.
9. H. S. Shultz.
10. Isaac Adams.
11. Christopher Vought.
12. Samuel W. Mutchler.
13. Jerry Vought.
14. Ruben R. Kline.
15. Wm. E. Bird.
Sworn and subscribed to before
me this 7th day of June A. D. 1898.
(Seal of the Court.)
Could any thing be fairer than
this affidavit ? And yet they cry
fraud. Ought I not at least to
receive fair play ?
Boyd C. Evans, of the Bloomsburg
Store Company is the owner of one of
the most complete pigeon lofts in this
section of the State. Our reporter
visited the place last week and was
greatly surprised at the up-to-date
manner in which everything about the
building was arranged. The building
is a two story structure, fitted up with
every modern convenience, namely,
burglar alarms, drinking and bathing
fountains in which clear fresh water is
constantly running, and time clocks.
The latter is used to tell at just what
time a pigeon returns after being
liberated from some distant town.
The loft is stocked with upwards of
a hundred and fifty of the feathered
pets, consisting of homers, spouters,
outside and inside tumblers, fantails,
and several other varieties, and Mr.
Evans has pedigrees for nearly all of
them. He has one pair of homing
pigeons which were imported from
Belgium and cost fifty dollars, one of
which was the winner of ist diploma
300 mile concourse race, competing
against the whole United States.
Boyd's whole heart and soul is in
the business and it is his ambition to
be among the fanciers who lead and
not lollow. He is now considering
the erection of an addition to the
building to be used for a reception
hall, so that he will have a place to
entertain his friends when they call
on him to talk pigeons. A visit to
the place is worth any one's time.
He is daily testing their speed,
flying them from Danville, Sunbury
and other towns, and the birds have
made remarkably good time. We
have no doubt that when Uncle Sam
decides to use the carrier pigeons for
war purposes, Boyd will be able to
lend some assistance.
On the east side of the canal on
Catharine street there is a pest hole
that is a constant menace to the health
of the residents of that section. It is
a nuisance of long continuance, and
instead of being abated by the proper
authorities, it seems to be permitted
and encouraged by them. A sign
invites everybody to "Dump your
rubbish here." The filling in of
Catharine street for the bridge abut
ment has formed a dam which backs
the water up, and there it stands,
green and slimy, with here and there
the carcass of a dead dog, cat, or
chicken festering OD its surface. And
into this pestilential mass the public
is invited to dump their rubbish, and
they do it. Ashes reeking with the
rotten offal that usually gets into the
ash heap, and all sorts of decaying
matter is dumped there, and the odor
is at times almost unbearable.
Besides this, the water is backed
up over land, and damages may
ensue. This matter needs the im
mediate attention of the Council.
The subject of this sketch was born
at Stillwater, Fishingcreek township,
April 3, 1824, and died at his home
in Benton, three miles above his birth
place Saturday evening, aged seventy
four years. He started in the mer
cantile business in Benton in 1865,
which he has conducted ever since.
In 1847, he married Miss Sarah,
daughter of John Lundy of Rohrsburg,
who together with seven children sur
vive. He was well known all over
the county.
The funeral service was held yester
day afternoon. Interment in the
Christian Cemetery at Stillwater.
Under the leadership of Prof. Lucey
the Bloomsburg Band is progressing
rapidly, and they play good music,
and play it well. On Tuesday even
ing they were on the> streets and
serenaded R. R. Little Esq., Mr. and
Mrs. C. P. Sloan, Mr. and Mrs. Grier
Quick. A large crowd followed them,
attracted by the excellent music. No
town in this section can now boast of
a better band. The boys ought to be
Every Cuban cable has been cut,
and Blanco is entirely shut off from
the outside world.
The Spanish vessels captured by
our navy, and now lying at Key West,
will be used by the government as
transports to carry soldiers to Cuba
and other points.
5000 American troops were landed
six miles from Santiago on Saturday,
and more are on the way.
Captain Gridley who commanded
Dewey's flagship at Manila, and was
wounded there, died at Kobe, Japan,
last Saturday.
A Spanish spy system conducted in
Canada by Lieut. Carranza, has been
discovered by our secret service agent,
and England will expel all spies from
her territory.
Sampson has silenced the Santiago
forts. Under the tremendous fire of
ten warships the Spanish defences
crumbled to dust. Several of the
enemies' warships are reported sunk.
Schley's fleet also took part in the
bombardment. An attack by our
land torces is now made easy and
Santiago will soon be in our hands.
Admiral Dewey is to be presented
with a beautiful sword by the govern
Alumni Banquet.
The fifth annual banquet of the
Bloomsburg High School Alumni
was held at the Exchange Hotel
Friday evening. Through the
kindness of Bryfogle Bros., the
dining room and parlor were decor
ated in a very tasteful
flowers and plants.
There were about one hundred
present to share in the festivities.
From eight o'clock till ten the time
was very pleasantly spent in social
conversation, when it was announc
ed that the banquet was ready.
They all marched out into the
dining room and seated themselves
around the tastefully arranged
tables. After all had done justice
to the repast J. C. Brown who
was the master of ceremonies made
a few remarks. The toasts were
responded to by Harry S. Barton,
Mrs. Minnie Hehl Buck, Charles
E. Kesty, .John Traub, Martha
Bruglar, Josiah Johnson, Annie
Simon and Edward Lewis. After
these the directors were called up
on and made brief speeches. After
a few words by Prof. Sterner and
Samuel Pursel, all joined in singing
"The Star Spangled Banner."
The music, which was furnished
by the Clover Mandolin and Guitar
Club was very nicely rendered.
Lewis Mensch, son of Thomas
Mensch of Franklin township had a
remarkable escape from death on
Saturday afternoon. He was engag
ed hauling sand and while crossing
the tracks of the Pennsylvania Rail
road, at a private crossing about three
miles below Catawissa was struck by
the north bound passenger train.
The horses, a fine large team of sorrels
were both killed, the wagon smashed,
and strange to say, Mr. Mensch
escaped with but a few slight bruises.
The horses were carried along one on'
each side of the engine for a distance
of about two hundred feet.
Hon. Russel Karns, of Laporte,
went to Benton, Columbia county,
on Sunday, and 011 Memorial Day
presented Karns Camp, Sons of Vet
erans, with a beautiful U. S. Army
regulation flag. It was of the best
banner silk, fringed with silk bull
ion, silk tassels and cords, and the
staff surmounted with gold eagle.
At the breaking out of the Civil
war, Lieutenant Karns led a detach
ment of Benton boys to the front,
and it is especially fitting that the
sons of his old soldiers should name
their camp after him. We have had
the pleasure of inspecting the flag,
and it is a beauty.—-Sullivan Review,
June 2.
Owego has a Jasper Purple and
Danville a lawyer named Scarlet,
but Towanda bears off the palm for
Blacks, Browns, Greens and
Whites. — Towanda Journal.
Bloomsburg has all the last four
and can go several better. We have
the Blues, and we also have some
black Greens.
A Positive Closing Out
of this entire stock without reserve, and at
Summer Suits for men, boys or children
At about what it costs to make. No trash, no poorly made sweatshop goods.
The very best made.
Suits at $3.75, worth from sto $6.
Suits for 5.00, " " 7to 8.
Suits for 6.00, " " Bto 9.
Suits for 7.00, " " 10 to 12.
Stiff and soft Hats,
3.00 kind, $2.00. 2.50 kind, $1.75. 2.00 kind, $1.50, and so on down.
Summer shirts,
Fine French Madras and Cheviots, a big line of $l.OO grades at 50c.
Straw Hats,
Big lot of men's $1 hats, large sizes 50c.
Men's and boys' crash hats, 19c.
Fine $l.OO lauudried shirts, colored bosom, white bodies, 50c.
Men and Boys' all wool sweaters, 59c.
That you'll not match again for such sterling qualities.
Hundreds of pairs ladies' shoes for 98c., worth from 2 to $4.
" " men's " at $1.98, worth 3.50 to $5
" " women's finest shoes,
1.20 to $2, worth 3 to $4 (broken sizes).
Hundreds of buyers are coming in from every section of the county.
Tell it around, come yourself.
This sale is absolute, and every article in both
stores will be closed out completely.
The White Front The White Front.
Nearly opposite Court House.
Don't get confused with any other store in this neighborhood.
Joseph Ratti, proprietor of the Silk
Mill, one of the most prosperous indus
tries of our town, who left here about
twomonths ago to visit his former home
in Italy, returned on Tuesday, and in
celebration of his safe arrival, and to
show the high esteem in which he is
held, a reception was tendered him by
a number of his friends at the Ex
change Hotel Tuesday evening. It
was a happy crowd, and it goes with
out saying that they had a good time.
The large parlor was used for a
dining room. It was very tastefully
decorated with flowers, flags and
bunting. The party consisted of six
Soup, Beef la Rice.
Lettuce. Cheese.
Mason. Fish. Soft Shell Crabs.
New Boiled Potatoes.
Olives. Sliced Cucumbers.
Claret. Broiled Chicken with Sauce.
Asparagus. Brown Sweet Potatoes
J. H. Mumni's. Loinofßeef, Brown Dressing
Mashed Potatoes. Chicken Salad.
Green Peas.
Sliced Tomatoes. Baked Macaroni.
Apples. Bananas. Raisins.
Oranges. Nuts.
Ice Cream. Strawberries.
Layer Cake Fruit Cake. Lady Fingers.
M accarons.
Tea. Coffee.
Each guest received a menu, which
was in the shape of a folder on one
page contained the following :
Special Menu.
In Honor of Joseph Ratti,
Tuesday Evening June Jth, 1898,
Exchange Hotel,
G. Snyder Son, Proprietors,
£loomsburg l Pa.
The Bloomsburg Band enlivened
the occasion with a few selections.
The wet spring throughout the
country has made glad the hearts of
agriculturists who raise the annual
American hay crop, which, with a
little warm sunshine to cure it, will
be the greatest this year ever known.
Last year's hay crop in the United
States was valued at nearly $400,000,-
000, and the record-breaker for the
current season should far exceed this
imposing figure.
Many of the store windows ate
patriotically decorated. H. R. Snyder's
grocery and 1,. Gross' clothing store
are among the most noticeable.
For two days at Espy, Pa., June
2 and 3, with the evening between
them, there was held a convention
of the Sabbath School Association
of Columbia county, Pa. Delegates
from every part of the county were
present, making a full attendance
and a most interesting convention.
The program was carried out in
full and contained some exercises of
great value to S. S. workers, among
which we might mention a series of
excellent papers on the life of Christ
by Rev. A. H. Smith of Berwick,
Pa. Several helpful addresses by
Rev. Roads, D. D., the State Sec'y
of Sabbath School work in Pa.
There was also a most interesting
talk by Rev. J. D. Smith of Blooms
burg, on Elements of Success in
Sunday School Work. The reports
from the different schools and the
many district presidents were all
encouraging, showing the work of
our county to be in good condition.
The only trouble in these conven
tions is the small number of people
outside of delegates who get to hear
these exercises, and consequently to
be educated and enthused by them.
The Sunday School cause is one
of intense and thrilling importance.
Rev. A. H. Smith suggested a Bible
Institute in Columbia county this
summer, and on motion the work
was taken up and a committee was
appointed to take charge of it—
Revs. A. H. Smith, B. C. Conner,
Thomas, Martyn, Albeck and Mc-
Linn ; Messrs. J. C. Creveling, A.
W. Spear, H. R. Bower, M. I. Low,
C. E. Yorks and T. H. Edgar.
This committee will hold a meet
ing in Bloomsburg Y. M. C. A. hall
on June 20, at 2:30 p. m.
Children's Day was observed at
Lime Ridge M. E. Church last Sab
bath evening. An unusually large
audience gathered to listen to the
exercises given by the children and
young people. The program had
many good features and was well
rendered. The church was tastefully
decorated with spruce, the Stars and
stripes and cut flowers.
There will be preaching at Fowler
ville next Sabbath at 10.30 A. M.,
Lime R'dge 3 P. M., Children's Day
exercises at Espy at 7.30 P. M.
NO. 23
At a meeting of Ent Post G. A.
R., Friday evening, the following
resolution was unanimously adopt
ed :
Resolved , That a vote of thanks
be extended to the Bloomsburg
Cornet Band, Ladies' Circle, Sons
of Veterans and P. O. S. of A. for
their assistance on Memorial day.
Also to all friends for their liberal
donation of flowers, also to Rev. M.
E. McLinn and Rev. James Smith
for their excellent Memorial ser
mons, and to Fred Ikeler for the
eloquent and appropriate address in
the cemetery. Also to all orders,
Normal cadets and Fire Companies
for participating in the parade, also
to the Daily and other Bloomsburg
papers for calling the attention of
the people to the cfelebration.
M. P. LUTZ, )
C. P. SLOAN, \ Com.
Judges' Pay.
Bloomsburg, Penna., June Bth, ISQS.
In reply to numerous inquiries per
taining to paying Judges'salaries, per
mit me to inform the public that the
Judges, President and Associates, are
paid by the State, out of State money,
in the same way as the Governor,
Members of the Legislature, State
and County Superintendents' as well
as the State and public School Ap
The State funds are derived from
taxes on Railroad Companies, In
surance Companies, Liquor Licenses,
Notaries Public and Tax on monies
at interest. There is not a taxpayer
in the County who directly pays one
cent to our Judges, and if they pay
no State Tax then they do not con
tribute to the support of the Judges
at all. Columbia County derives far
more Public School appropriations
than she pays in taxes.
G. S. FLECKENSTINE, Treasurer.

A festival will be given by the
Alumni of the B. H. S. at the High
School Building on the evening of
June iotli. Strawberries, Ice-cream
and Cake will be served. Everybody

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