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|jk Columbian. ESTABLISHED 1889. Hue tfotumMa gtuuvrat, ESTABLISHED 1887. CONSOLIDATED 1898. PUBLISHED S'-EKY THURSDAY MORNING rtloomsbuix, the County seat ot Columbia County, Pennsylvania. GEO. K. ELWEI.L EDITOR. D. J. TASKKIt, LOCAL EDITOK. GEO. O. ROAN, FOKEIIAN. VlßUS:—lnside the bounty tl.OOnycnrln ad vance; $1.50 11 iiot paid In advance Outside the county, fI.SS a year, strictly In advance. All communications should be addressed to THE COLUMBIAN, , Bloomsburg, I'a. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, iSgfT DEMOO RATIO STATE TICKET. " GOVERNOR, HON. GEORGE A. JENKS. of Jefferson county. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, HON. WILLIAM H. SOWDEN, of Lehigh county. SECRETARY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS, PATRICK DELACEY, of Lackawanna. JUDGES SUPERIOR COURT, WILLIAM TRICKETT, of Cumberland. C. M. BOWER, of Centre. CONOR ESSM EN-AT-I.ARGE, JERRY N. WEILER, of Carbon. F. P. IAMS. of Allegheny. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET FOR CONGRESS, RUFUS K. POLK, Of Montour County. FOR STATE SENATOR, J. HENRY COCHRAN, Of Lyccming County. FOR PRESIDENT JUDGE, 26TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, ROBERT R. LITTLE, Of Bloomsburg. 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 I —Ex-Postmaster General John Wanamaker." Notice to the Democratic Standing Com • mittee- There will be a meeting of the Democratic Standing Committee of Columbia County at the Court A. N. Yost's new house, corner of Fourth and Jefferson streets, is House in Bloomsburg, Pa., on Monday, October 3rd, 1898, at one o'clock p. 111., for the transaction of important business. R- G. F. KSHNIHA, J.G. MCHENRY, Secy. Chairman. In nominating a relative of Ex- President James K. Polk for Con gress the Democrats of the Northum berland district have selected a name that revives the memories of a great Democratic period, and should con tribute to Democratic victory in that district.— Clinton Democrat. I In every city and town in this Com 5, monwealth men are complaining aL.out the taxes assessed against them, and these very men go right on voting the machine politicians" right into office just as though there was nothing of which to complain. Why not vote for clean and able men like George A. Jenks. and thus put a nail in the coffin of the looting politicians i who are devouring your substance ? Under J. Simpson Africa, a Dem- I* ocrat, it cost $133,000 to pay all the expenses of the Internal Affairs De partment foit a period of four years. Under Jamel W. Latta, a Republican, it cost si7o,oocyfor three years, and * the estimate of Rhe State Treasurer shows that it will Gost $235,296 when Latta's four years \ term ends. No wonder that Mr. Latta wants another whack at the Internal Asffairs machine. A vote for Jenks is a vote against Quayism, it is a vole against the po litical machine, it is a vote against the g> dishonesty and extravagance that are fi the legitimate resuit of Quayism and machine politics. It is a vote that will count. A vote for Dr. Swallow is a simple protest against these abuses. A vote for Stone is a vote to continue Quay and the machine and all their attendant evils. Now take your choice. HE PAYS TOR ALL. The Workingman's Interest in the Pending Contest—Why ho should vote tor Jenks and Reform and do his level best to down the Republican Machine. No class of our citizens are more deeply interested in the election of the Democratic state ticket than the work ingnien. The Republican adminis tration is squeezing $12,000,000 an nually out of its taxables for state pur poses, and will have to squeeze a good deal more unless machine extrava gances and steals are speedily check ed. It is true that a considerable share of this money comes from the corporations. But in the final reck oning the people pay it, as they pay all taxes, however levied, unless it is an income tax, which the Republtcan party will not permit to be levied. Ex-Governor Pattison used to be wise ly fond of telling his hearers that if an additional tax is put upon a rail road company tlje company adjusts its freights and tares accordingly, if upon any article of consumption, the dealer fixes his scale of prices to suit. And this is always and inexorably true. The people must have found out from their experience with the war taxes who must pay them and that es cape from payment is impossible. The people must pay the more than five million dollars annual increase in the cost of the state government that has been piled up since we last had a Democratic House of Representatives and a Democratic Governor in 1883. They must pay the $170,000 biennial agricultural department steal, the $124,000 banking department steal, and all the other steals of greater or lesser magnitude. The corporations do not pay them; they are merely the intermediaries in the payment. By the close of 1898 the four years term of Governor Hastings will have expended, in round figures, $54,000,- 000. The receipts meanwhile have been $48,000,000. But there was a surplus of $4,000,000 left over from last year ot Governor Pattison's term. A simple calculation will show that that has been exhausted and that the machine treasury managers will still be $2,000,000 in a hole. The people, the common people, the business men and the workingmen, will have to pay the additional taxes that will be im posed to cover this deficiency, though they may be levied nominally upon the corporations. The old English ale house sign of "The Five Alls" applies always and everywhere : The king—"l rule all." The preacher—"l pray for all." The lawyer—"l plead for all." The soldier—"l fight for all." The workingman—"l pay for all." Admits the Basoality. John Wanamaker telling tales out of the Republican school of Quay ism, has caused John P. Elkin, Chair man of the Republican State Com mittee, to reply to the former Post master General; and now the " ket tle calling the pot black" campaign is on. Up to date, however, Wana maker is in the lead. Elkins, if he wishes to convince the independent voters that Wanamaker is wrong, must either hire some one else to write his letters, or must pursue a dif ferent line of argument. In his letter to Mr. Wanamaker, Elkins, in his effort to uphold the " established rules and customs of his party " with reference to paying extra employes of the Legislature large sal aries and using the money paid by favored banks for campaign purposes, virtually admits that the evils com plained about BY MR. WANAMAKER ARE TRUE AND CORRECT. As these two corrupt practices, with many oth ers, have caused the opposition against Quayism to reach its preseut magni tude, these admissions of Elkins will not be palatable reading. Surely the Quay supporters have reason to ex claim, after reading their chairman's reply, "God save us from Elkins' letter writing. — Lock Ifaven Demo crat. The Senate Librarian costs the State about $7,000 a year. There is no Senate library to keep in order and no law creating a Senate Librar ian, but the steal goes right on : n spite of law or morals. Turn the rascals out and be done wi.h petty knavery. Ihe cost to the State for printing, binding and the printer's supplies is $5 C 5>492 per annum. This is an in crease of more than $200,000 since Governor Pattison pruned the ex penses in the year of Democracy, 1883. Stop the steals by electing Jenks. It is not the wealth of the country but the labor of the country that is paying the war tax. The Republican party has never yet framed a revenue measure that was calculated to tax the rich. Fanny Davenport,the well known actress, died at her summer home, in Duxbury, Mass., last Monday night. COLUMBIAN. BLOOMSBURG, PA THOMAS OOLLIHS HEAD. Famous as Railroad Contractor and Iron Manufacturer. Thomas Collins,the famous railroad contractor and iron manufacturer, died at his home at Bellefonte last Sun day after an illness of only two weeks. The direct cause of his death was gangrene and consequent blood pois oning. Thomas Collins was Irish by de scent and was one ot six brothers who formed a copartnership, and with the "Big Three," Philip, Thomas and Peter, who were thus styled because of their immense stature, each man standing over six feet in his stockings, always in the lead, sought fortune through honest toil. In their work as contractors the Collins' brothers Phillip, Thomas and Peter, made and lost several large for tunes, but the most disastrous blow was met with in South America. Early in 1877 the Big Three secured the contract trom the English Govern ment for the building of the Maderia & Mamore Railroad in Brazil. With a cargo of supplies, railroad iron and several hundred workmen they left Philadelphia on the Metropolis. When off Cape Hatteras the vessel encount ered a hurricane and was wrecked, going to the bottom with everything on board, few ot the workmen and crew escaping to ted the tale of hor ror. The three brothers escaped and, nothing daunted by the severe loss sustained in the destruction of their vessel, at once set about to carry out their contract. The Richmond, an other large vessel, was chartered, and with another load of supplies and 437 workmen on board, departure for the South was made late in the Fall of 1877. One year or more was spent in the tropics of Brazil, a year depict ed as one of untold sufferings by all. The work was being pushed an rapid ly as possible, when the English Gov ernment refused payment, and the Collins' quit work. Rich men when they went South they came home penniless. Though railroad building was the chief object in the lives of the Collins Brothers, their thoughts at times turn ed in other directions. The establish ment of the Philadelphia Times was the original idea of Thomas Collins, In 1871 he decided to enter the field of journalism, and with nis brother Phillip, started the Times as a penny paper. The venture did not prove the success anticipated and he soon sold out his interest. Politically the Collins all have been Democrats, but as a politician Tho mas Collins figured more prominently perhaps, than any of his brothers. While residing in Schuylkill County he was elected to the Legislature, serving in the session of 1857—'58. He was a national delegate to the Chicago convention which nominated C'eveland in 1892. In 1896 he was nominated by the reconvened Demo cratic State convention for Congress man-at-large, but suffered defeat with the rest of the ticket at the November election. The Collins Brothers were the con tractors for the North & West Branch R. R., and completed it. They lived here at the Exchange Hotel most of the time while the work was going on. About two months ago the barn of Hon. S. R. Brunges was burned up, together with most of its contents. It was insured in the Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company of Columbia county. The adjuster was promptly on hand and the loss adjusted at si,- 548, payable in sixty days from date of adjustment. Mr. Brunges informs us that payment was promptly made at the time agreed upon, and that he has been treated in a gentlemanly and courteous manner by the officers of 'he company, and feels like commend ing this company to the patronage of farmers. His barn has been rebuilt and is now ready for use, and through the promptness of the insurance com pany he is enabled to pay for the re building of the same.—Tunkhannock Democrat. Strong, steady nerves Are needed for success Everywhere. Nerves Depend simply, solely. Upon the blood. Pure, rich, nourishing Blood feeds the nerves And makes them strong. The great nerve tonic 13 Hood's Sarsaparilla, Because it makes The blood rich And Pure, giving it power To feed the nerves. Hood's Sarsaparilla Cures nervousness, Dyspepsia, rheumatism, Catarrh, scrofula, And all forms of Impure blood FALL AND WINTER OPENING The New Fall Suits and Overcoats at this store beat all records for style and price—mar vels in beauly and style. HEN'S SUITS BOYS' SUITS Children's V F fof SuitS $4-75 $2.50 $1.48 That Will Please Will Surprise You. Will Astonish You You. AT THE STAR CLOTHING HOUSE. Columbia County Veteran Association Orangeville was the scene of a I large gathering of people last Sat urday, the occasion being the third annual reunion of the Columbia County Veteran Association. Sev eral thousand people were present. The arrangements were in charge of Capt. H. J. Conner and H. C. Conner, and everything went off in fine style. The parade was formed on Main street, and marched to the upper end of town, then countermarched, and went up to the Academy grounds, where in teresting speeches were made by Rev. A. Houtz, Rev. J. D. Smith, Thomas Howe, Lieut. R. K. Polk, Democratic candidate for Congress, James Scarlet, Esq., Republican candidate for Judge, Major I. H. Seesholtz and others. The procession was headed by Col. A. D. Seely, of Berwick. There were about two hundred veterans in line. Excellent music was furnished by the Berwick, Catawissa and Benton bands, and a drum corps. One pleasing feature of the occasion was created by Lieut. Polk and William H.Woodin, opposing candidates for Congress, marching side by side in the pro cession. Lieut. Polk was in uni form, being in the service of the United States. John G. McHenry, the active and efficient Democratic County Chair man, was present, looking after the interests of the party. H. A. M'Killip, Esq., Republican County Chairman, himself a candidate for the Legislature, was also present, circulating among the people. Lieut. Polk arrived in a carriage from Bloomsburg, about ten o'clock, accompanied by Register and Re corder C. B. Ent and his two little sons handsomely dressed in blue military uniforms, and Dr. T. C. Harter. Polk's headquarters were at Turner's hotel, and very soon after he arrived Polk badges were more numerous than Woodin badges, though Mr. Woodin had several hours the start of Lieut. Polk, having arrived early in the morning. Mr. Woodin had his headquarters in a room on Main street. Though there was a strong rivalry between the candidates the best of feeling prevailed all day between the opposing parties. Good meals were served at a reasonable price by the ladies of i the several churches of the town. At a business meeting of the As sociation Mr. Demott was elected President, and C. P. Sloan, Vice President, for the ensuing year. Millviile was chosen for next year's reunion. Reduced Rates to Pittsburg- Via Pennsylvania Railroad. Account Knights Templar Triennial Conclave, On account of the Knights Tem plar Triennial Conclave, to be held at Pittsburg, Pa., October 10 to 14, the Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany will sell excursion tickets from stations 011 its line to Pitts burg and return at rate of single fare for the round trip, with mini mum of 25 cents. Tickets will be sold October 8 to 13. good to return until October 17, inclusive. The return limit of tickets from Harrisburg and points east thereof can be extended to Oc tober 31 upon depositing same on 1 October 13 to 17 with the Joint 1 Agent at Pittsburg and the pay ment of fifty cents. At FurnitureOpportunity. 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 is 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, en -r *°P drawer, German bevel mirror, 24x30. Wash stand—Top French legs, swell top drawers and fancy splasher back. Usual selling price, siß.oo. Our price. $14.95. ANTIQUE OAK SUIT, Neatly carved; height of bed, 6 ft, 2 in., Dresser top, 21x42 French 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, r rench 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, FUL QUARTERED. Handsomely-carved oak suit. Polish finish. Height of bed 6 ft. 4 in. Dresser top, 22x44, French legs, full triple sweli 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 fimsh. Height of bed, 6 ft. 6 in. Dresser top, 24x30. French legs, full triple swell drawers, French pattern bevel mirror ->Bx34 Wash stand—Top French legs, triple swelled draw ers and carved splasher back. Usual selling price, $48.50. Our price, $37.50. Mr All Suits castered with Lignum Vita- Casters. Furni ture buyers know what that means. F. P. PURSEL. Democratic Society of Pennsylvania- By direction of the Executive Com mittee, in regular session August iS, 1898, the ninth annual General As sembly of the Democratic Societies of Pennsylvania, will be held at Wilkes-Barre on the 18th of October ensuing. Hon. George A. Jenks, and alt State candidates will be present. Each Democratic Society is enti tled to one delegate, and to qne addi tional delegate for every twenty-five members. Each Society is respectfully re quested to choose its deputies at the earliest convenient date, and promptly report the list to the Gen'l Secretary. For further information apply to General Secretary John D. Worman, 3839 Sydenham street (Tioga), Phila delphia, or to My. Rush Trescott, Chairman Luzerne County Democratic Committee at Wilkes-Barre. CHAUNCEY F. BLACK, President. JOHN D. WORMAN, Secretary, j^JJ Reduced Rates to Harrisbursj. Via Pennsylvania Rail oad. Account Christ ian Endeavor State Convention, The Pennsylvania Railroad Com ! panv announces that for the Christ ! ian Endeavor State Convention, to !be held at Harrisburg, October 4 to 6, it will sell excursion tickets 011 October 3 to 6, good to 1 etnrn until Gctober 10, from points on its line in the State of Pennsylvania to Harrisburg and return, at rate of single fare for the round trip to parties presenting card orders issued by the Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany. These card orders should be obtained of the nearest trans portation agent. yOFE FOR H. A. M'KILLIP —FOR— State Legislature.