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ijk ESTABLISHED 1866. tfolujubia Jjemorvat, *STABI,ISHEb 1337. CONSOLIDATED 1869. PUBLISHED EVKKY TIIUHSDAY MORNING Bloomsburg, the County seat of Columbia County, Pennsylvania. GEO. E. ELWELL EDITOH. D. J. TASKEK, LOCAL EUITOU. GEO. O. KOAN, FORKMAN. 'Vsaas:—lnside tne county $l.OO a year In ad vance; $1.50 If not paid In advance Outside tbe ocunty, $'..25 a year, strictly tn advance. All communications should be addressed to THE COLUMBIAN, Bloomsburg, Pa. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, IS9B. DEMOCRATIC) STATE" TIOKETT GOVERNOR, HON. GEORGE A. JENKS. cf Jefferson county. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, HON. WILLIAM 11. SOWDEN, of Lehigh county. SECRETARY OK INTERNAL AFFAIRS, PATRICK DELACEY, of Lackawanna. JUDGES SUPERIOR COURT, WILLIAM TRICKETT, of Cumberland. C. M. BOWER, of Centre. CONGRESSMEN-AT-LARGE, JERRY N. WEILER, of Carbon. F. P. lAMS. of Allegheny. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TIOKET. FOR CONGRESS, RUFUS K. POLK, Of Montour County. FOR STATE SENATOR, J. HENRY COCHRAN, Of Lycoming County. FOR ASSEMBLY, WILLIAM CHRISMAN, Of Bloomsburg. W. T. CREASY, Of Catawissa. COUNTY SURVEYOR, BOYD TRESCOTT, Of Millville. "I have been a Republican since iB6O but our party now stinks in the nostrils of any decent man. If the people are willing to uphold this cor ruption and dishonesty, God save the country ! —Ex-Postmaster General John Wanamaker.' - Candidate George A. Jenks made his opening speech at Bradford on Th'ursday, and from now on will make a vigorous canvass of the State for Governor. The Noith Atlantic Squadron will lie reoganized, and will be reduced from a fleet of 100 vessels to 31. Rear Admiral Sampson will continue in command. Reckoning Day Approaching. Had the last Quay Legislature not squandered the public monies the hospitals of the State would be much better prepared to attend to the #ants of soldiers who, having jeopardized their lives to make an Alger holiday, now seek to secure surcease from suffering from pain in the hospitals. Having ex pended the people's money in reck less and needless appropriations the Legislature was unable to give the hospitals the money required to en able them to meet the additional demands coming from the men who have been compelled to be impris oned in the fever-infected camps of the country.- Quayism ! What sins are committed in thy name, and what a reward is waiting for you when the people come to realize your iniquity ! Willianttport Sun. —• • 9 Oashier Declared Uuilty. Dala Green Convicted of Complicity in Wroeking a Muncy Bank. At Williamsport, on the 14th, the jury in the Dela Green case, after be ing out five hopi, returned with a verdict of guilty 011 the three counts in the indictment, but recommended the prisonet to the mercy of the Court. The charge against Dela Green was aiding and abetting John M. Bowman, president of the First Na tional Bank, of Muncy, in making felse reports to the Comptrolier of the Currency. The bank was closed in 1892 and the case has been in the courts since that time. Dela Green was convicted at a ' previous ori%l in 1894, but a new trial was afterwterd granted. The trial was in the U. S. District Court, before Judge Bu^ington.^ The Benton Shirt Factory resumed work last week, Monday, and with large orcljfs to fill. I • # M- " ■ Lieut. Enfua K Polk For Congress Lieut. Polk, the Democratic nom inee lor Congress in this district is aged about 33 years and is a native ol Tennessee, being a member of the noted Polk family of that State, the late President Polk being bis grand uncle. His father was General Lucius Polk, a brother of Bishop Leonidas Polk, a celebrated Confederate Gen eral who lell at the battle ot Atlanta, Ga. The nominee graduated at the Le high University, and immediately thereatter he came to Danville and entered into the service of one of the largest iron operations as Chemist ar.d Mechanical Engineer. Subsequently on the removal of Mr. Howe to Phila delphia he succeeded him as General Manager of the North Branch Steel Works, which position he still holds. A few years ago he became interested with Mr. Howe in the manufacture of tube iron, and is now a member of the firm of Howe & Polk, one of the most important industries of Danville. At the time of the breaking out of the war with Spain he was a member of Company F, 12 Regiment Penn sylvania Volunteers, holding the posi tion of First Lieutenant and left with it when it offered its services to the general Government, at quite a fice to his pecuniary interests. He is now a member of General Gobm's Staff and is very popular among his military colleagues. The general opinion is that Lieut. Polk's nomination will be endorsed by the people of the district, as the nominee is very popular from his ge niality of disposition, his fine educa tion and thorough business qualifica tions. His long connection with some of the most prominent industrial es tablishments has given him ample op portunity to leatn the wants of the district, thus enabling him, if elected to legislate prudently and with expe rienced judgment on all questions af fecting nis constituency. His prospects for election are very fair The district is naturally Demo cratic. True, the last Representative carried the district twice in succession, but this arose from the personality of the candidate, his peculiar character istics and business interests wnich en abled him to poll a very large vote in many Democratic districts. Particu larly was this the case in Northumber land county, especially in the coal re gion, where the vote cast for him was surprisingly large. We doubt if there is a Republican in the district, who, under the same circumstances, could poll a vote as large as Representative Kulp, certain we are that the present Republican candidate for Congress cannot begin to get the vote Kulp did in the two canvasses made by that gentleman. Moreover, the Dem ocratic candidate has the confidence of the masses, and the soldier ele ment almost to a man favor his nomi nation, as he has proved that during the short period he has served as a military man he has always been in sympathy with the rank and file in all their wants and ailments and ne cessities, and has ever been ready to assist them in the days of trial to the best cf his ability. Such acts always knit a man to his comrades on the tented held and they will not be slow to show by their vote at the polls that they appreciate such kindnesses and attention.— Danville Intelligencer. ~ —Patrick Houston is now on trial at Wilkesbarre, charged with the mur der of his brother John at Pittston in June last. —Dr. W. F. Randall of Dushore, has been appointed a member of the Board of Pension Examining Surgeons in Sullivan county. —A destructive fire at Williams port Monday night, destroyed over 6.0c0,000 feet of lumber. The loss will be over $45,000. —During the past 12 months Rev. Charles Roads, general secretary of the Pennsylvania Sabbath School As sociation, has traveled 20,000 miles in this State in promoting the work of the organization. —While preparing to attend the funeral of his father, who was killed on the railroad, on Tuesday John Bogart became incensed at his step son John Burns and stabbed him on the head with a knife,inflicting a wound from which he will die. Bogart then attempted to make his escape but was "aptured by an officer. What It Costs- From the report of the State Sup erintendent of Public Instruction we find that it costs $1.13 per head an nually to educate the school children of Mt. Carmel. Shamokin, $1.09; Sunbury, $1.28; Bloomsburg, $1.24; Ashland, $1.08; Danville, $1.44; Mahanoy City, $1.19; Shenandoah, $1.12; Hazleton, $1.26; Pottsville, $1.13; Easton, $1.59; Beaver Falls, si-39! Johnstown, $1.42; Carbondale, $1.15: New Castle, $1.22; York, $10,0; Norristown, $1.34. Some papers are printing the above, making Bloomsburg $2.41. The fig ures are all right, but in the wrong order. The cost per head here is $r.24 instead of $2 41. „ H .. _ - * THE . COLUMBIAN. BLOOMSBURC. NOTES AND COMMENTS. Written With Pencil or Clipped With Iho A. S. VanWickle, of Hazleton, who was kliled not long ago by the accidental discharge of his gun at a pigeon match, received $62,500 life insurance from a New York company. All the paper on which revenue stamps are printed is made at the pa per mill at Lock Haven, and a car load of the paper is shipped from the mill every three days. The chief of the government bureau of printing and engraving has recommended that the contract for furnishing postage stamp paper be given to the Lock Haven paper mill for the current year. Geo. S. Graham, Esq., who has been District Attorney of Philadel phia for the past eighteen years, has decided not to be a candidate for re election, after strong pressure was brought to bear on him, thus relieving the Republicans from an embariass ing position. Judging from Mr. Gra ham's letter of declination, somebody has been saying something about him affecting his private character, and the publication of these charges is probably what the Republican lead ers wished to avoid. An epidemic of murder and suicide seems to have come over this land. A California woman is under arrest for sending a box of poisoned candy to two women in Delaware, causing their death; the mutilated body of a young woman was found at Bridge port, Conn., unidentified, and the list is too long to enumerate. Suicides are reported in almost every daily paper, many oi which are said to have resulted from despondency, caused by business troubles or lack of employment. Has the great wave of prosperity, which we are assured by Republican papers is now upon us, anything to do with tfiese despondent suicides ? The fund, started by the Philadel phia Times, to raise money to pur chase a sword for Admiral Schley, has reached over $l2OO, mostly in small subscriptions, many of them 5 and 10 cents. It is a popular scheme, and as it will close October Ist, those who wish to help purchase the sword should send in their subscriptions at once. Rev. James Lewis, a Mormon, is in Hazleton endeavoring to found a Mormon church. Rev. Lewis was a resident of Salt Lake City for forty five years, but lately came East and in the past few years claims to have made 1,500 Mormon converts in Luz erne, Schuylkill and Lackawanna counties' They have not erected a church in any of the coal region towns, and Hazleton's Mormon edi fice will be the first in Eastern Penn sylvania, if not in the State. This is the way the editor feels when he does his sentiment in blank verse: " I would flee from the city's rule and law—from its fashions and forris cut loose—and go where the straw berry grows on its straw and the gooseberry grows on its goose; where the catnip tree is climbed by the cat as she clutches for her prey—the guileless and unsuspecting rat on the rattan bush at play ; I will catch with ease the saffron cow and the cowlet in their glee ; as they leap in joy from bougn to bough on the top of a cow slip tree, and list while the partridge drums his drum and the woodchuck chucks his wood, and the dog devours the dogwood plum in the primitive solitude. "O, let me drink from the moss grown pump, that was hewn from the pumpkin tree! Eat mush and milk from a rural stump, from folly and fashion free new gathered mush from the mushroom vine, and milk from the milkweed sweet—with pine apple from the pine. And fben to the white-washed dairy I'll turn, where Reasoned Blood Disagreeable Itching Spread All Over His Body-Sloep Disturbed- Hood's Sarseparllla Drovo Out the Poison and Cured. "I havo been poisoned every summer for years. Last summer the poison oureo out on me worse thun ever before. I would frequently be awakened during the nlgbt by the itching. I would scratch myself, but Inßtead of being relieved the trouble spread to different parts of my body. I tried various remedies which people recommended to me, but none of them ever helped me. 1 made up my mind the poison could not be cured un til my blood was pure und then I decided to take Rood'B Sarsaparilla. While tak ing the first bottle I felt relieved from tho Itching. I kept on taking the medicine and it has entirely cured me. X am now on my fourth bottle and 4 can sleep soundly at night." WILLIAM RAN, 3126 Weatmoot Btreet, Philadelphia, Pa. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the Beat—ln fact the One True BloqA Purltler. All druggists. $1; six for $B. Oe( only Hood's. Hnnri's Pills eure " ~ta ' 11UUU s fins take, easy to operate. o. FALL AND WINTER OPENING The New Fall Suits and Overcoats at this store beat all records for style and price—mar vels in beauty and style. HEN'S SUITS BOYS' SUITS jChildren's r.„r.„ Vestee Suits FR°M FROM $4-75 $2.50 $1.48 That Will Please Will Surprise You. Will Astonish You You. AT THE STAR CLOTHING HOUSE. the dairymaid hastening hies, her ruddy and golden butter to churn from the milk of her butterflies; and I'll rise at morn with the earliest bird, to the fragrant farmyard pass, ana watch while the farmer turns his herd of grasshoppers out to grass."— The Pacific Union. Tremendous pressure is still being brought to bear on the War Depart ment to have more troops mustered out of the service. Efforts in this di rection, however, it is said, are of no avail. It has been announced, with increased emphasis, that there will be no more troops mustered out. The situation does not admit of any further reduction in the aimy, and efforts are being made to put those volunteers who are retained in the service as near as possible on the footing of the regulars in the matter ot drill and discipline. Robert J. Linden, Superintendent of Police of Philadelphia, was mar ried to Miss Josephine Wall on Sat urday morning. The ceremony took place in the Cathedral, and was per formed by Archbishop Ryan. Over twenty years ago Superintendent Lin den, then Captain of Coal and Iron Police, was well known by many peo ple in this county. He was one of those who were largely instrumental in breaking up the Mollie Maguires, and bringing the guilty men to jus tice. After the arrest of Hester, Tully and McHugh, for the murder of Alexander Rea, they were brought here and placed in jail, on January 31, 1877. The trial began in Feb ruary and lasted three weeks, and Capt. Linden was here most of that time. He made many friends, who still remember him, and who, no doubt, would tender him their con gratulations if an opportunity were given. Town Oouncil Meeting. A meeting ot the Town Council was held last Thursday night, with President Holmes and members Hart man, Blue, Rishton, and Demaree, present. The meeting was called for the purpose of considering the matter of extending the time for the pay ment of taxes. Hartman moved that the time be extended 15 days. Seconded by Demaree and carried. The matter of the electric light, at Jefferson and Sixth streets, relerred to Light Committee with power to act. , A building permit was granted to the Misses Sidfer for an addition to their house on Centre street. Also to H. J. Clark for repairs to his store. The Street Committee are instruct ed to make disposition of the old stone crusher to the best possible ad vantage. No further business appearing meet ing adjourned. Now is a good time to lay in a sup ply of coal for the Winter. The price is likely to advance as the de mand increases. War ana HIIHIUCKH. Tho VICTORY AT SANTIAGO was won be cause of Hie tliorougn pi eparatlon ot the Amer ican .squadron. In the battle of life, success depends uomi preparation. Tue WILKKS UAIiKK BUSINESS INSTITUTE offers excep tional opportunities for preparation ibat lnsuro success. Its Principal lias had a rare experi ence In teaching and In obtaining positions for pupils; his work has the characteristics ot thor oughness and pructlcnl application to business requirements. Its course of study Is thorough ua comprehensive. Investigate what It can for YOU. 11. WAI.TBR R VTHBUN, Principal, No. 1 Anthracite Building, Wllkes-Barre, Pa. 8-23-iat. AFurniture * Opportunity. Adding new departments is useful merchandising. Quietly, we have been working on a Furniture Depart ment, until now we feel we are justified in cordially ex tending to you an invitation to take a " peep " at this addition to our store. Profits have been cast aside, the goods go to you di rect from the, maker. It ifl to easy too boast, but come and see whether you have ever been shown a line of fur- / niture that embraces as many catching features as the \ one we offer. Catchy prices, too. ' As an illustration : ANTIQUE SUIT. Strong carvings: heighth of bed, 6 ft. 2 in., dressertop 21x42 French legs, swell top drawer, German bevel mirror, 24x10 , Wa f stand-Top French legs, swell top drawers and fancy splasher back. Usual selling price, $lB.OO. Our price. $14.95. ANTIQUE OAK SUIT, Neatly carved; height of bed, 6 ft. 2 in.. Dresser top, 21x42 rrench legs, swell top drawers, German bevel mirror, 24x30. ' Wash stand—Top French legs, swell top drawer and fancy splasher back. Usual price, $20.00. Our price, $16.98. ANTIQUE QUARTERED OAK. Handsomely carved suit, polish finish. Height of bed 6ft 4 in., Dresser top, 22x24. French legs, full, triple swell drawers, rrench pattern bevel mirror, 24x30. Wash stand—Top French legs, triple swell drawer and fancy splasher back. Usual selling price, $26.00. Our price, $22.00. ANTIQUE, FULL QUARTERED. Handsomely-carved oak suit. Polish finish. Height of bed, 6 ft. 4 in. Dresser top, 22x44, French legs, full triple swell drawers, French pattern bevel mirror 24x30. Wash stand—Top, French legs, triple swell drawers and fancy splasher back. Usual price, $33.00. Our price, $27.00. GOLDEN OAK. Quartered throughout and elaborately carved suit. Polish finish. Height of bed, 6 ft. 6 in. Dresser top, 24x30. French legs, full triple swell drawers, French pattern bevel mirror 28x34. Wash stand—Top 19.1x37*, French legs, triple swelled draw ers and carved splasher back. Usual selling price, $48.50. Our price, $37.50. B>ar All Suits castered with Lignum Vitae Casters. Furni ture buyers know what that means. Resolutions. The following resolutions have been passed by the I. O. O. F. of Espy Lodge No. 681 on the death of P. G , Wm. Pettit which occured Sept. c. 1808. WHEREAS: It has pleased the Sup reme Ruler who doeth all things well to remove from our midst our beloved brother, therefore be it Resolved-. That we humbly submit to the inevitable notwithstanding that in his death we realize that as an Odd Fellow we have lost a good brother and as a citizen the community will ever miss him. Resolved: That during his long connection with our order he has heen constantly interested in its welfare, obedient to duty and devoted to its principles. Resolved: That notwithstanding his extended illness he has been patient and persevering and considering his i advanced age we feel that his life has F. P. PURSEL. been a successful one and well spent. Resolved: That a copy of these re solutions be handed to the immediate relatives and that they be published in the county papers. C C. F. BOMBOY, Com.-. J. B. MILLER, ( C. F. ABBOTT, Civil Servioe Examination. Pursuant to instructions from the Postmaster General, a civil service examination will be held at the High School Building, Blootusburg, Pa., on October ist, at 9 a. m. Applicants who had their applica tions filed with the Secretary of the commission prior to the hour of closing business on September ist, are hereby requested to present themselves for examination at that time. PAUL R. EYERLY, Sec'y. Board Civil Service Examiners.