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CANDIDATE FOR JUDGE. ®Sr&L_ ' r *" ' i-, J |r F IJH jflf HpF ■ fc ,r.v' ROBERT R. LITTLE, ESQ Robert R. Little, Esq,, the Demo cratic nominee for President Judge of the 26th Judicial district, is the only son of Ephraim H. Little, Esq., one of the oldest members of the Columbia County Bar. He was born in Berwick on May 30, 1852, and is, therefore, 46 years of age—just in the prime of life. He graduated at the Normal School, in 'he class of 1871, and then spent a year at the University of Rochester and Hamil ton College. He gave up his College course, and after pursuing the pre scribed course of study in the office of his father, he was admitted to the Bar on September 4th, 1874. ' At that time there was no standing com- J mittee to examine law students, and the Court appointed a committee at each term of Court when there were applicants for admission to the Bar. Mr. Little's committee consisted of M. E. Jackson, Robert F. Clark, and Col. Samuel Knorr, all of them among ' the leaders of the Bar at that time, and now all dead. In a searching ex amination, lasting several hours, Mr. Little did not answer a single question incorrectly, and was complimented by the examiners upon the excellence of his preparation. He immediately formed a partnership with his father, under the firm name of E. H. & R. R. Little, and from that time to the present has devoted his attention ex clusively to the practice of law. E. H. Little retired from practice several years ago, and Robert has continued the business alone since that time. In 1876 he was elected District At torney, and re-elected in 1879, dis charging the duties of his office faith fully and to the satisfaction of the Court and the public. He has en joyed the confidence and respect of the people, and is now serving his third term as a Director of Bloom School District. He is also a trustee of the Normal School and an officer of the Baptist Church, and has been the counsel of the First National Bank for some years past. As an attorney Mr. Little is not what is known as a " brilliant " law yer. He has never attempted to in fluence the Court, nor to turn the KILLED BY A FALL. Mlhlon Dieterich Loses His Life by Falling From the Hay Mow of Hartzell's Barn. The almost lifeless body of Mah lon Dieterick was found on Friday morning of last week lying at the bottom of the ladder leading to the hay mow in the City Hotel barn. A physician was hastily summoned, but he was beyond medical aid, and died in a few minutes thereafter. He had gone to the barn to sleep, and it is supposed he fell through to the floor while in a bewildered condition. He was aged about thirty-five years and worked at the butchering business. He has been living in town for upwards of eight years, but so far as known he had no rela tives here, but has a sister residing at Norristown. 'Squire Jacoby was notified, but on learning the facts, decided that an inquest was not necessary. The remains were taken to Ham burg on Saturday for interment. Fair next week. fPic Qtilnm heads of a jury by oratorical pyro technics. He has never depended upon his wits to help him through with a trial in Court. His success has been the result of hard study, careful preparation and industrious application. His arguments are plain and logical, and based on law and common sense, rather than rhetorical periods. He is pos sessed of a well balanced tempera ment, sound judgment, self-control, is neither impetuous nor quick tem pered, all of which are character istics that enter into the makeup of a safe Judge. Some Republican newspapers have been giving this district some advice about a " non-partisan" Judiciary, and on this ground are urging the election of Mr. Scarlet, the Republi can nominee. We fully agree with the proposition that when a man is elected to the Bench he ought not to be a partisan ; he should keep him self entirely free from the entangle ments of politics and should adminis ter even-handed justice to all alike. But we cannot agree that a non-par tisan judiciary calls for the election of a Republican Judge in a strong Democratic district. In Philadelphia, where the papers have the most to say about a non-partisan judiciary, there are fifteen Judges. A fair dis tribution, according to the vote of the two parties, would give the Democrats at least five of these, instead of two. There is one Democrat out of seven Judges on the Supreme Bench of this State, and that by the operation of the Constitution, and not by the grace of the Republican party. In , the Superior Court of seven Judges J there is also one Democrat, and the Republicans will turn hitn out this Fall, if they have their way about it. That's the sincerity there is in this talk about a "non-partisan" judiciary. This is a Democratic district. Robert R. Little is a Democrat, al ways has been, and is the regular Democratic nominee, duly nominated by the regular and proper tribunal. He is honest and capable, and is en titled to the support of every Demo crat. THE FIRST GUN- Democratic Meeting In Opera Houae on Friday Night. Candidates Geo. A. Jenks and W. H. Sowden will speak in the Blooms bvrg Opera House on Friday night, October 7th (not Saturday, as an nounced last week, as the date has been changed). Other candidates and speakers are expected to be pres ent. The ladies are invited. This is the first rally in the campaign. Let us give our standardbearers a royal welcome. Judge Herring- During the term of court just end ed Judge Grant Herring performed the duties of his office with marked ability. He dispatched business rap idly, and his charges were brief but comprehensive and to the point. He will preside at next December term, and on the first Monday in January will return to the bar, where he is one of the acknowledged leaders in the I district. BLOOMSBXJRG, PA.. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 6, 1898 OOURT PROCEEDINGS- Regular September Term. In the case of F. Glassmyer vs. Lloyd Earnest, assault and battery, the jury found the defendant guilty in the manner and form as indicted, and the Court sentenced him to pay a fine of $15.00 and costs of prose cution. Michael Daily plead guilty to the charge of fornication and bastardy, Maize John, prosecutrix, and was sentenced to pay costs of prosecu tion, a fine of S2O and an additional sum of $25 to Maize John for lying in expenses, and the sum ot $1 per week for the support of the child un til it arrives at the age of 7 years. Martin Csstello and Edward Mor risey plead guilty to assault and bat tery. Lloyd Berninger plead not guilty to the charge of disturbing a public meeting. Jury called and sworn to try said case. Calvin Young vs. Boyd Richie. Charge, malicious mischief. Not a true bill and county to pay costs. Wm. Pifer vs. James G. Pifer. Charge, assault and battery. Not a true bill, and the proseeutor, Wm. Pifer, to pay costs. Commonwealth vs. Wm. Mensch, assault and battery. True bill. Jos. Lidaicoat vs. David Dyke and Sara J. Dyke. Assault and battery. Verdict of guilty, and defendants were sentenced each to pay a fine of SIOO and costs of prosecution. Jas. Laughlin vs. Chas Hicks, car rying concealed weapons Defend ant plead guilty and was sentenced to pay costs of prosecution aud a fine of sl. Martin Costello and Edward Mor risey, who plead guilty to assault and battery, were sentenced each to pay costs of prosecution and a fine of sl. Louisa Dixon vs. Mary Hileman. Charge, indecent exposure. Nolle pros allowed. Millie Mourey vs. Daniel Mourey, surety of the peace. Nolle pros, al lowed upon payment ot costs. Katie Goho vs. Clinton Harder, fornication and bastardy. Nolle pros, allowed upon payment of costs. The jury brought in a verdict of not guilty in the case against Lloyd Berninger. County to pay the cost s. Adjourned to 9a. m. Wednesday, September 28th. Emma Metherell vs. Thomas Meth erell. Divorce. W. H. Magill ap pointed commissioner to take t'esti - mony. Sara Rice vs. James Brennan. Fornication and bastardy. Not a true bill and the prosecutor to pay the costs. F. W. Boone vs. James McAnally. Arson. True bill. Mina Sweppenhiser vs. Thos. Aten. Fornication and bastardy. Case tried and verdict of guilty rendered. Joana Shuman vs. F. L. Shuman. Assault and battery. Not a true bill and the prosecutor to pay the costs. The assault and battery case of Frank Volenski vs. Mrs. B. Kwaleski, of Midvalley, taken up. The defend ant, having no counsel, the Court ap pointed R. R. John and W. A. Evert, Esqs, to look after her side of the case. As neither of the parties to the suit could talk English, John Lasco was sworn as interpreter. Jury returned verdict of guilty. Nicholas Bles and Julius Weber sworn in-as citizens of the United States. Mrs. Bernard Kwaleski found guilty of assault and battery and was sent enced to pay a fine of SIOO and costs of prosecution within 30 days or Bench warrant to issue. The arson case against James Mc- Anally was called. Defendant plead not guilty. The Sheriff acknowledged several deeds in open court. Petition of citizens for the erection of monument by County Commission ers at County Seat. Grand Jury re commended the erection of said monument, limit of cost of same $5,- 000. In re petition for a county bridge over Pine Creek in Fishingcreek, the submission of report of viewers in favor of said bridge is continued to De-em ber Term. GRAND JUROR'S REPORT. We have examined the public build ings and find the jail and bui'dings belonging thereto in good condition. We recommend that the Commission ; ers have the fence and wall on the East side of the Court House repair ed, that a new small steam radiator ■ be put in the Treasurer's office and 1 the long large one removed. Also : that the wooden post on the west side of Court room be set back one and one THE COUNTY FAIR** Takes place next week, and, as usual, will, no doubt, be the event of the year. Our Going Out of Business Sale can be attended while you are here. You'll make enough on your Clothes, Shoes and Hats, to pay for all your pleasure for yourself and family. No such low prices were ever heard of for such fine quality goods. ®530,000 Worth of it to Select From,® Suits and Overcoats of $15.00 quality, G. O. of B. Price, $ll.OO 12i oo " 9.00 44 11.00 4 44 8.00 " 10.00 " " " 44 7.50 .< 9.00 " " " " 7.00 " 7.50 " " " " 5.75 " 6.50 " 4.50 Boys' Suits, Overcoats & Reefers, $5.00 " " " 3.75 4.00 " " 44 3.00 3.00 " " " 2.25 " " " 2.50 " 44 " 1.75 Hundreds of pairs of Fine Shoes, for men, boys, misses and children, must be sold out completely. W. L. Douglas Shoes. Strong, serviceable, stylish. $4.00 quality, $3.00; $3.00 quality, $2.50; $2.50 quality, SI.OO. Women's 3 and 4 shoes. Fine Shoes (small sizes), 98c. Children's Toques. Fall styles. 50c. kind 39c.; 39c. kind, 25c. Children's Tarns, 50c. kind 39c.; 25c. kind 19c. Men's Wool Merino Hose, 12* c. pair. Boys' Waists, in wool or wool-mixed, cheaper than mothers can make them. Splendid wool ones, 50c. and 75c. MEN'S UNDERWEAR.—FIeece Lined, Natural Wool, Camel's Hair, including the cele brated "Luzerne" Hygiene. Shirts, 34 to 48; drawers, 30 to 46. $1.75 quality, Going Out of Business Price,sl.2s SI.OO quality, Going Out of Business Price, .75 1.50 44 44 44 " " 1.15 75 " 44 44 " 44 .59 1.25 44 41 " " 44 .89 50 " 44 " " " .39 GIDDIITC3- &c COMPAITT, Tlx© TXTlxit© T'rorxt, Nearly Opposite Court House. Two Doors Below Postoffice. half or two feet. All other parts of Court House in fair condition. WM. KRAMER, Foreman. James McAnally who was tried on the charge of setting Boone's barn on fire was found not guilty by the jury. Wm. Mensch plead guilty to the charge of assault and battery. Court suspends sentence and defendant was discharged- Wm. Bennett, the old manVho was charged by little Catharine Carter with sssault and battery with intent, etc., plead guilty of assault and bat tery, and was sentenced to pay a fine of sl, costs of prosecution within ten days or Bench warrant to issue. J. B. Richie and Lorenda Richie vs. J. W. Young. Petition to strike off name of Lorenda Richie granted. In the matter of the disbarment of W. L. Eyerly as a member of the Bar Rule made absolute and said Eyeriy is disbarred. Thos. Aten found guilty of fornica tion and bastardy was given the usual sentence. Order of sale granted in estate of Geo. Russel deceased. Joana Shuman and Wm. M. Pifer who were prosecutors in assault and battery cases wherein defendants were tound not guilty, were sentenced to pay the costs. James Brennan who was acquitted of the charge of fornication and bast ardy brought by Sara Rice was sent enced to pay the costs. Petition of C. W. Mensinger, guar dian of Minnie Mensinger and Myron Folk, order to pay funeral expenses granted. Court adjourned till Monday at 9 a. m. SECOND WEEK. Second week's Court convened Monday morning at ten o'clock, with all the Judges on the Bench. Estate of J. B. Gordner, deceased. F. B. Kitchen and J. L. Evans ap pointed appraisers to set aside prop erty selected by the widow. Headly Suit vs. Mary De Haven Suit. Subpoena in divorce awarded. J. G. Hempstead sworn in as a citizeiuof the United States. J. C. Smith & Wallace Co. vs. Crisman Bros. Petition to strike off appeal. Rule granted returnable to next term. In estate of Silas W. McHenry. W. H. Magill appointed auditor to marshal assets, etc. Harris Exrs. vs. J. H. Creasy. Petition for rule to satisfy, etc. Ser vice accepted. John B. Case's Admx. vs. Charies Walker et al. Petition to strike off judgment. Rule granted. The case of Albert Klinetob vs. Thomas Klinetob et al. Replevin. In the case of Albert Klinetob vs. Thos. Klinetob et al. the jury tound that a number of the articles in quest ion belonged to the plaintiff,and a num ber to Anna Klinetob, the defendant, nanung the same. The trespass case of John L Klees against the Lehigh Valley R. R. Co. was taken up, and later the jury were taken to Girardville to the scene of trouble. The trespass case of John L. Klees vs. the Lehigh Valley Rail road Co., was settled, after the jury had made a journey to Girardville to view the premises, by allowing the plaintift SI6BO and costs. In re lunacy of Isaac Boone, the commission find him a lunatic, aud the Court appointed Isaac K. Dil dine Committee. A. Z. Schoch appointed Guardian of Fred Schuyler. Estate of Mrs. Matilda Menden hall. Petition in partition. In quest awarded. John Larkin, Geo. Carter and Fred W. Busch sworn in as citizens of the United States. The management of the Opera House, announces a special engage ment of the popular Irish—American Comedian, Harry C. Gibson,for Satur day evening, October Bth, in his own creation "A JollyJ Irishman." It's funny, very funny, sparkling and bright music, beautiful costumes, new and novel specialties, new songs, new dances and funny comedians. Tick ets for sale at Bidleman's book store. Don't forget that Saturday is the last day to pay your county tax. All voters must pay their tax, or they cap" ot vote at the coming election. NO. 40 OUANGE OF DATE- The Democratic Ratty will be Held on Friday October 7—Benton and Bloomsburg. The Democratic Campaign for Col umbia County will be formally opened next Friday by a big old fashioned rally at Benton in the afternoon and at Bloomsburg in the evening. Speeches will be made by Hon. Geo. A. Jenks, candidate for Governor, Hon. Wm. H. Sowden, candidate for Lieut. Governor, and others of state , and national reputation. Remember the time has been changed from Saturday to Friday. Special trains and rates. R. G. F. KSHINKA, J. G. MCHF.NRY, Secretary. Chairman. Dickinson 6, Normal 0- While the Normal foot ball eleven were torced to yield to the superior work of Dickinson College Saturday afternoon last, by a score of 6 to o, yet it must be admitted that they played good ball. The visitors scored the only touchdown of the game, after six teen minutes of play in the first halt. In the last half the Normal goal was never in danger, the pigskin befcig kept in about the middle of the field. The result was a great disappoint ment to the Dickinson coach who ac companied the team here. He had fully expected, and counted on the score being at least 20 to o, but he admitted before the game was over that his team had no cinch. For the Normal the work of Smethers and Burns is deserving of special mention, while Hockenburg and Houston dis tinguished themselves for the visitors. The line up: Normal. Position. Dickinson. Snyder right end K rubor Hayes left end Jenlclnson Opllnger rtghttackle Ilecktnsn Morton lett tackle. Blndenburg smethers right halt-back Smith McQutry. left half-back Shaffer Johnston centre. Dlehl Aldlnger quarter-back Houston Burns full-back Hockenourg Laubach right guard Docker Bray left guard Bonner Time of halves—2o and 15 minutes. Ketorae and umpire-Fred oodcliarles, of Milton, Lino man—J. G. Cope, of Bloomsburg, Toucb down, 1. Goal from touoh down, 1. A fresh coat of paint has greatly im proved the appearance of the, Ex change Block.