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rfolumHan. ESTABLISHED 1866. Hftt Columbia fjtmorrat, ESTABLISHED 1837. CONSOLIDATED 1889. PUBLISHED EVEKY TIIUKSDAY MOUNIN'U Uloomsburir, the County seat of Columbia County, Pennsylvania. iBO. E. EL WELL EDITOK. D. J. TABKEK, LOCAL EDITOK. GEO. (!. ItOAN, FOKEUAN. I'uuits:—lnslile the county Sl.OOayearln ad vance; $1.50 If not paid In advance Outside UP county, $1.25 a year, strictly In advance, til communications should be addressed to THE COLUMBIAN. Bloomsburg, Pa. THURSDAY, JUNE t6, 1898. The Democratic State Convetion will be held in Altoona on June 29th. Among the names that have been mentioned as active candidates for Governor are Judge Gordon of Phila delphia and James M. Guffey of Pitts burg. Judge Gordon was an aggres sive participant in the campaign of 1896 as an opponent of Bryan and the Chicago platform, and it is not likely that he can bring the two wings of the party together. Guffey on the other hand could not get the suppoit of the gold Democrats. The Altoona convention will act wisely if it shall nominate a man for Governor who can draw votes to the party instead of driving them over to the opposition. Other names have been suggested, among them George A. Jenks, Sena tor Cochran, and Ex-Congressman Wolverton. If he could be induced to accept the nomination Mr. Wolver ton would make a strong candidate. His great ability as a lawyer, his high reputation as a man of integrity and honor, and his not being offensively identified with either branch of the party, would give us a candidate upon whom all Democrats could unite, and if elected, would give Pennsylvania a Governor of whom she could well be proud. Factional fights have rent and divided the Democratic party in this state too long, and the large and growing republican majorities are owing more to this than to any other one thing. When we have chances for success, they are weakened or destroyed by the blunders forced upon the party by the factional leaders. If we can drop this sort of thing, and act wisely this year may be, and will be a Democratic year for the old Keystone. The Republican party in this state is divided, and many republicans are awaiting the action of the Altoona Convention to see what the Demo crats are going to do. If a strong platform on state issues shall be adopt ed, and candidates shall be nomi nated who can not only hold the silver Democrats, but recall the gold Demo crats to their support, and at the same time furnish a ticket for which the anti-Quay republicans can vote, the chances for Democratic success this year will be bright. It is good politics always to take such action as will draw men into the party. It may be some satisfaction to denounce those who have tempor arily left us, and to threaten them with dire political punishment for having departed from our way of thinking, but it is bad politics. Men cannot be compelled to return to the fold, and renew their allegiance to the party by threats and denunciation, and when there has been division in the ranks there must be concession on both sides. Many who did not endorse the Chicago platform in 1896 are now ready to return to the party this year and give it their hearty support on state issues. They claim that they are Democrats and always have been, though differing with the platform of 1896 on the money question. It the prodigals desire to return, we ought at least to open the door and permit them to come in, though they can hardly expect the party to go to the length of killing a fatted calf for them. If they will now turn in and help us to success this year, it ought to count something in condona tion for what they did in helping to defeat us in 1896. While we would not favor admitting gold Democrats to the councils and leadership of the party until their repentance shall prove to be true and lasting, we need their help now, and one of the matters of importance to be considered at Altoona is how best to get it. The hot-heads to whom vengeance is sweeter than success, should be turn ed down, and the counsel of clear minded and even-tempered men of judgment should prevail. The old saying that politics often makes bad friends was verified on Tuesday when two well known men became enraged as a result of a hot political argument. They went at each other in dead earnest but were gathered in by Chief of Police Wesley Knorr, and taken before President of Council Holmes, who fined them each $3.60. "They'll never go there any more." WASHINGTON. From our Itegular Correspondent. WASHINGTON, June 13, 1898. At last, after all sorts of unexpected delays that army has got off to Cuba. It is said that some of the oiders sent from Washington were hot enough to melt the wires. There was evidently occasion for the use of hot words, as the delay in getting the army started Irom 1 ampa prevented Santiago being captured when Admiral Sampson knocked the outer fortifications to pieces so completely that he was able to land a force of marines to spike the guns that his bombs had not made useless and to take possession of sev eral positions, aided by insurgents. Gen. Miles did not go south a day too soon. His report of the condition of affairs at Tampa caused consternation in administration circles for awhile, but he was ordered to adopt heroic measures to straighten out matters and to hurry the army off", and he has at least got the army off", if he hasn't straightened out everything; and is now engeged in getting another army ready to be started to Porto Rico just as soon as it is known that the movement against Santiago has been successful. Congress has found it difficult to keep quiet, but the dispo sition to regard all well that ends well is causing a suspension of judgment until the end is shown to be well or otherwise. That it will be all right in the end is certain enough, but there can be no other reason than politics for dragging this war along until the Congressional campaign. Although the Treasury Department has widely advertised its intention to offer the $200,000,000 in bonds, which will be the first issue under the authority conferred by the war-revenue bill, to the people, Secretary Gage makes no secret of his belief that the greater gortion of these bonds will be bought by banks. It is probable also that he will much prefer seeing the banks get them ; he is a banker and has always looked after the intelests of the banks. Alabama men are telling many stories illustrating the peculiarity, gr : t and determination of the family of Lieut. Jlobson, the hero ot the daring feat of sinking the Merrimac in the entrance to Santiago harbor. This remarkable family lives in the little town of Greensboro. Lieut. Hob son has a brother at West Point and another practicing law. His lawyer brother earned a reputation by the way in which he argued the first case he had before the Alabama Supreme Court. It was an appeal from a lower court, and the following was his open ing speech : "Your honors, this case has been decided by you a'ready seven times and each time it has been de cided wrong." "He lost his case, of course, but he got advertised all over his state. The whole family seems to make a specialty of upsetting preced ent and doing things in their own way. Lieut. Hobson and his com panions will all be promoted as soon they are restored to liberty, and Con gress will give them all medals of honor. When the war is over a Congress ional investigation into certain trans actions in which the government has been made to pay large sums of money for ships, and other things bought in connection with the war is likely to bring about sensational developments and to result in public disgrace for certain individuals who have used their pull with the administration to profit by this robbery of the public treasury. Much information is in possession of Senators and Repre sentatives, but patriotism has kept them quiet, and will keep them quiet until peace is declared; then they will talk,'and there will be a day of reckoning. There is much humbug in the civil service discussion in the Senate over the bill providing for taking the next census. Everybody knows that Con gress intends to have the employes of the Census Bureau appointed by pull, just as all of the employes of Congress are now appointed, and that the very men who have been advocating hav ing the appointments made through the Civil Service Commission will be in the front rank of the scramblers after these places when the time comes to give them out. The controversy over the annexa tion of Hawaii is in a fair way to be come a personal fight between Czar Reed and Mr. Mc.Kinley, if it has not already done so. Reed is play ing for time and with the assistance of some of his lieutenants he has played successfully this week. His game is to delay action until all the appropriation bills are disposed of and then to force an adjournment of Congress without acting upon annexa tion. As soon as this dawned upon Mr. McKinley, he served notice upon the Czar that if Congress adjourned without action upon annexation he would at once call it together again in extra session. While a majority of democrats in the House would join Reed in voting against annexation, they are not likely to join him in voting for adjournment, as they be lieve that Congress ought not to ad journ while the war is going on. THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURG. PA THE JUDGESHIP. To the Editor of the Columbian : The political situation with refer ence to the judgeship in this district invites to some levelheaded thinking on the part of men who are anxious to secure a fit judge during the next term of ten years. In the first place it is clear that the primary election of Saturday last was unofficial and voluntary and im posed no binding obligation upon Democratic voters of the county, un der party Law. For the time fixed by that party law is the Saturday be fore the second Tuesday of August in each yeai, and the plain rule es tablishing that date has never been repealed or changed by .any compe tent authority : it might have been changed by the last annual conven tion but was not, because the friends of change were afraid to submit the question of new rules to a convention vote. It follows that every Democratic voter of the county is perfectly free to withhold his vote from any candidate standing as such upon last Saturday's vote ; though that vote may be accepted as indicating public or party opinion with reference to individuals at the time it was cast, and upon un contested nominations as satisfactory and sufficient. One peculiarity deserving of notice marked the late judicial contest : the issue was not so much between Judge Ikeler and Mr. Little as between the friends and the opponents of the judge himself. The canvass develop ed personal antagonisms to the latter, accompanied by an unprecedented amount and variety of newspaper criticism and denunciation to such an extent that the candidate named against the judge measurably escaped attention and adverse remark. But we are now confronted by the possibility of a new and important change of situation by the appearance of the Republican party upon the scene of contest : for, on the one hand, the Democracy of the district is now and may continue to be either in form or in fact or in loth respects divided until the election ; and, on the other, the Republicans may seek by presenting a candidate to achieve a triumph of their own. That they are not entitled to such advantage is perfectly plain ; for, as a minority in the county, they have already an as sociate judge and it would be unrea sonable to assign to them the control of the court upon all questions of county administration and business by yielding to them the president judge, political majorities in both counties are Democratic, and it com ports with fair play and justice that those majorities should have the principal voice in selecting the presi dent judge. X Catarrh Cured Fullness in the Head and Ring ing in the Ear 9 Better In Every Way Since Taking Hood's Bffrsaparilla. " For several years I had no cessation of the suffering caused by catarrh. I had a sense of fullness in the head and ringing In my ears. One ol my nostrils was tightly cloßed so I could not breathe through it, end I could not clear my head. I tried aoveral catarrh cures, but failed to get relief. Seeing accounts of cures by Hood's Saraaparllla I determined to give it a fair trial. After taking a few bottles I was satisfied it had effected a cure, for the catarrh no longer troubled me a par ticle and I felt better In every way than for years. lam now able to do a hard day's work on the farm." ALFRED E. YINST, Hoernerstown, Pennsylvania. I BSarsa nOOd S parilla Is the best— lD fact the One True Blood Purifier. Sold by all druggists. $l; six for $5. H G Plll c eaßy 10 buy • eaßyto tak ®. i lLfiiU easy to operate. 25c. Note What People Say. HAVEN CREEK, PA., May 19,1898. This Is to certify that we have used the Home Comfort Range for Hve years, and will say that It is perfect In every respect. It has no euual as a baker. We consider It by far the cheapest rauge any one can buy, us It has already saved Its price in fuel. Will say to my neighbors buy one and be convinced. Respectfully, MB. & MRS. C. E. ALBBRTSOK, MILKS W. MOSS, ELIZA PHILLIPS. This Is to cerl lfy that having used the Homo Comfort Range for live years we can cheerfully recommend ft to any ODO as being the best cooking apparatus we ever had. We Hnd It a perfect baker and cooker, a great fuel saver, and would not part with It. MR. M. Moss, Moßsvllle, Pa. Mas. ELIJAH HESS, Elk Grove, Pa. FAIRUODNT STRINGS, PA., May, 19, 1898. We purchased one of the Home comfort Ranges five years ago and are pleased to say It Kves entire satisfaction; for heating and bak g It Is superior to all other ranges, It taking one-half the fuel of our cast Iron stove • also for cleanliness it can not be surpassed: there Is au ample supply of hot water at all times. Mas. MARTHA SUTLIFF, MR. O. W. HESS, MR. A MRS. J, N. PENNINGTON, MR, G. W. SUTLIFF. BINTON, PA., May, 20.1898. We have been using a Home Comfort Range for live vears and are pleased to say 11 gives en tire satisfaction. We would not do without ours; would recommend It to any one wishing a ilrst-class range. MR. & MRS. D. M. VRRPINR, MR. & MRS. MARTIN ALBRRTSON. Wrought Iron Range Co,, St. Louis, Ho. M-lt. ' GET YOUR JOB PRINTING DONE AT THE COLUMBIAN OFFICE THE STAB CLOTHING HOUSE Will offer this week some ■, 4 * EXTRA GOOD BARGAINS. We are closing out some odd sizes at cost. Our line of Summer Serges is now complete. e siEßSisaEs saIAV suß&t&assh" Look elsewhere, then come to us and we will convince you that we will sell you goods that will be satisfactory in price and quality. REMEMBER we are tailors. We can make your Suit or sell you a ready to wear Suit. Our goods must fit and please you because we can make them do so. DO NOT FORGET. Townsend's Star Clothing House. SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue ot a writ ot Fl. Fa., Issued out, ot the Court of Common Fleas of Columbia county, Fa., and to me directed, there will he exposed to public sale at the Court House In Bloomsburg, Pa., on SATURDAY, jULY 9, IS9S, at two o'clock p. m., all that certain lot, piece, or parcel of land, situate In the Township of Flshlngoreek, county and state aforesaid, bounded und described as follows, to wit: Be ginning at. a yellow pine, corner of land of John Zaner and Kills s. Stoker; thence by land ol said Ellis stoker north twelve and one-lialf de grees west tlity-two porches to a chestnut oak; thence by laud of William Ikeler north twenty and three-fourth degrees east ilfty-rwo perches 10 a white oak stump; thence by the same north eighty degrees east twelve ana six-tenths perches ton stone in the road; thence by the same south three and one-half degrees east, nine and two-tenths perches to a stone In the road; thence by the same south nine degrees cast, three and one-tenths perches to a stouo lu the road; thence by the same south nine degrees east, three and one-tenths perches to a stone Ui the road; thence by the same north fifty-seven degrees eas r , fourteen und one-halt perches to a white oak stump; tlience by the same north forty-one degrees east two and seven-tenths perches to a stone; thence by the same north sixteen degrees east nve and seven tenths perches to a post; thence by the same north seventy-nine degrees east eight and one half perches to a post, on the bank of tho creek; thence by the land of John Zaner south five degrees west thirty-seven and three-tenths perches to a post; thence by the same south six degrees west Hfty nlne perches to a maple, gone (in the creek); thence by the same north seventy-three and one-tourth degrees west seventy and one tenth perches to the place of beginning, con taining 35 ACRES and ninety perclies, strict measure, wUercon are erected a FRAME DWELLING HOUSE, barn and other outbuildings. Seized, taken In execution, at the suit ot W. \V. Coleman vs. Phoebe Ellen Dewltt, and to be sold as the property ot Phoebe Ellen Dewltt. W. W. BLACK, HKHKINU, Atty. Sheriff. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Estate of John Stngley, late of Slain Township, deceased. Notice Is hereby given that letters of adminis tration on the estate of John singley, late ot Main township, deceased, have been granted to the undersigned administratrix to whom all persons Indebted to bald estate are requested to make payments, and those having claims or demands will make known the same without delay to BAHAH A. SINGLEY, SNYDEIt, Atty. Administratrix. FI-9-* SHOES. Good Value, Best Styles. Popular Prices. Are the essential features of our care fully selected Shoe Stock. Our 26 years experience and spot cash buying enables us to furnish you with the best there is for the money. Our line of UNDERWEAR and HOSIERY is complete. W. H. Moore. COR. SECOND AND IRON STS. Bloomsburg. Iry the COL VMB IAN a year. THE CHIEF POINT IS THE STOCK. Swarming with merchandise—that is the condition of this oldest and largest of Bloonwburg's retail stores. With unlimi ted industry anil patience, by the employment of the best skill and the use ot a large capital, the unequaled stock now here has been assembled. Attractions abound with the beginning of each new week. Our store will tell when you come to it of stuffs and goods that are the richest and most varied, and run ning through all the store arc bargains to please the prudent. Some Special Offers for This Week. DRESS (100 OS. 15 pieces ot light weight and light in collar, all wool, 38 in. wide, goods we have sold all season at 56c. Go this week at 33c. per yd. All wool bunting in Mack, navy blue and cream, 38 in. wide, 25c. per yd. WHITE GOODS tor June graduates and June brides, in Organdies, French, Nansook, Persian,Lawns,Sheere India linen, Piques and Dimi ties in stripes and plaids. We have made special special prices for this week : Organdies 36 in. wide, 15 and 25c. per yard. 66 in. wide, 35c., 50c., 75c and 95c. per yard. French muslins, 45 in. wide, 45c., 50c. and 60c. per. yd. Persian Lawn, 38 in. wide, 28c., 35c., 45c., 50c. and 65c. per yd. India Linen from 7c. to 4oc.per yd. Pique, 28 in wide, 14c., 16c., 18c., 20c., 25c., 35c. to 50c. per yd. Dimities from 10c. per yard to 30c. per yard. EMBROIDERIES. We offer this week four special lots of cambric embroid ery and two lots of Swiss emb. Cambric embroidery, lot 1, sc. per yd. " " " 2, roc. " " " " 3, 12C. " " " " " 4, 15c. " - Swiss embroidery, lot 1, 14c. " " . 2 < 2SC ~ . F. P, PURSEI, 40 —M—— 111 Ea.t CORSER'S MUS, Street. | NEW SHOE STORE. | look: it oyer See if you don't need a new pair of Shoes for dress or for work, and then come here and examine goods and prices. Men's solid, serviceable working and plow shoes at SI.OO and $1.25. Dress shoes, wide and narrow toes, sl.lO, $1.25, $1.75. These shoes for the quality and price is a saving to you of from 25c. to 50c. on each pair. We invite the women and girls that wear sizeß 13,1, 2or 3to look at our job lot of shoes at 79c. Were sold at $2 and $3. See them in front of store. CORSER'S Schuyler's old hardware stand. URG LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR. Special sale of muslin under wear from June 15 to June 25. Come in and see these iot.s. We know they are marked low. We want you to know. Plain muslin goivn worth 50c. at 29c. Good gown with inserting in yoke, worth 65c. at 48c. Sailor gown with inserting and Ham burg at neck, worth $1.25, now 89c. Fine gown with fine inserting and embroidery in neck and sleeves, and insertion in yoke, worth $1.40, now 98c. LACE CURTAINS Are very much in demand these days, and we don't be lieve you can afford to overlook the exceptional values we are offering in Swiss Nottingham, Irish points and Brussel nets. Window shades, curtain polls and trimmings, sash rods, etc., all at dry goods prices. OILCLOTH & LINOLEUMS We aim to furnish the best quality possible for the least money. GROCERY SIDE. Our grocery side is filled with canned goods of all kinds. Heinz' pickled goods of all kinds, baked beans, tomato soup. A full line of Chase & Sanbourn's teas and coffees, new potatoes, Bananas, lemons, orauges, straw berries. Best blended flour, any make you want, $1.65, —50 lbs. Call and see what else we can show you.