tfihe (Columbia gcmorrnt,
ESTABLISHED 18S7. CONSOLIDATED 1869.
PUBLISHED SVBHY THURSDAY MOKNINU
Bloomsbui a;, the County sent of Columbia
GEO. E. ELWELL EDITOR.
D. .1. TASKEK. LOCAL EDITOR.
GEO. (S. KOAN, FOREMAN.
TERMS: —Inside the county Jl.OOayearln ad
vance; $1.50 It not paid In advance Outside
ttto county, $1.25 a year, strictly In advance.
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THURSDAY, NOVUM ISKR IO,_I_S 9 S._
Stone is elected Governor by about
The Republican majority in the
next Congress will be about 12.
France and England are attracting
considerable interest at present.
France is making all sorts of prepara
tions for war, but she won't fight. She
is too well aware of England's strength
There is a gain of six Democratic
Congressmen in this state, the success
ful candidates being Barber in the
Bth district, Davenport in the 12th,
Ryan in the 13th, Polk in the 17th,
Sibley in the 27th, and Hall in the
President McKinley has issued the
annual Thanksgiving proclamation,
fixing Thursday, November 24, as the
day for its observance. Those who
honor his observance—and few Ameri
can citizens do not—should not fail to
read the short enumeration of the
things we are to be thankful for con
tained in the President's proclama
tion. This will do for a beginning.
Then, if every American will spend
the next four weeks recalling the
things for which he should personally
give thanks the day will be celebrated
this year with more than usual fervor.
The proclamation has been made
early enough to give every household
ample time for all necessary prepara
tions, and with so much time to get
ready and so many reasons for giving
thanks the American people should
celebrate the day in a manner to make
it a celebration long to be remember
Columbia County Democracy has
honored itself by giving a good old
time majority for the Democratic
candidate for Governor. For some
years past the majorities have been
small, owing to factional fights that
have unfortunately existed, to the
detriment ot the party. But this year
we give Jenks a ijajority of 2117 over
Stone. This is oning very largely to
the splendid organization effected bv
County Chairman McHenry and
Secretary R. G. F. Kshinka, and their
efficient corps of assistants. Never
before has there been so much work
done at Democratic headquarters as
this year. Chairman McHenry has
given much valuable time to the duties
of his position, and to his intelligent
management the result of the election
is largely due. Every Democratic
candidate on the county ticket, and
every district nom'nee is elected. In
the matter of the Judgeship there was
an element of the party working against
the nominee, and in the congressional
contest the power of money was
brought to bear against the success of
Mr. Polk, but notwithstanding this,
the party was united, a big vote was
polled, and these candidates elected.
The congressional district is wrested
from the hands of the Republicans
who have held it for the past four
years, and this certainly is a victory
for which we ought to be thankful.
Let us keep up the good work started
by Chairman McHenry, and the dis
trict will not be taken from us again.
Results not in the Election Table,
Watkins, People's party for Lieut
Governor, had votes as follows :
Greenwood W. 4
Bloom 2nd. dist. 3
Bloom Ist., 3rd, 4th
Briarcreek, Catawissa, and
S. W. Conyngham, 2 each 12
Benton twp , Berwick N. E.,
Berwick N. YV., Centralia 2nd.,
Fishingcreek E, Jackson,
Montour, and Scott E. 1 each. 8
Total, 2 j
Logan, People's party, for Secretary
of Internal Affairs, had 1 vote in each
of the following:
Benton two., Berwick N. E., Bloom
Ist, 2nd, 3rd, 4t.-, Catawissa Boro.,
Conyngham W. N, and S. W. and
Jackson, and 2 in Change.
Barnes, Thomas and Peters, Social
ist Labor candidates, had 1 vote
in Benton township ad Catawissa
Huston, Peoples' party, had 24
votes scattered around. Jot nso n had
9 votes. Root, Socialist Lai/jr, had
4, and Munro had 2. Guss andqhaw,
Liberty party, each had 1 vote L the
J. B. Knittle, independent canc:_
date for Assembly, had 28 votes it.
the county, 18 of which were cast in
The following are the majorities
given for Democratic candidates in
Columbia County at last Tuesday's
Jenks' majority 2117
Polk's majority 1183
Little's majority 1254
Cochran's majority 2097
Mr. Polk is elected to Congress by
the following majorities :
Woodin's majority in
Northumberland is 270
Polk over Woodin 2229
Robert R. Little Esq., is elected
President Judge. His majority in
this county is 1254. James Scarlet
Esq., carries Montour by a majority
of 539, leaving Mr. Little a majority
in the district of 715.
J. Henry Cochran is re-elected
State Senator by the following majori
Majority over Culver 5612
Creasy over McKillip, 1394
Chrisman over McKillip, 1262 1
Facts About Porto Eico.
Porto Rico is an island 95 miles
long and 35 miles wide, containing
3,668 square miles—about half the
size of New Jersey. Vieque, an island
13 miles east of Porto Rico, is 21
miles long and six miles wide. The
population is 930,000 of which 300,-
000 or more aie negroes, and 90,000
native Spaniards. Vieque has 6,000
inhabitants. The principal cities are
San Juan (30,000,) Ponce (13,000,)
Mayaguez (20,000,) Aguadilla (5,000,)
Areci'oo (7,000,) Fajardo (9,000,)
Naguabo (2,000,) and Arroyo (1,200).
There are 470 miles of telephone lines
and 137 miles of railroads, with 170
miles under construction. The land
along the coasts and in the valleys is
generally level and fertile. The moun
tain ranges contain some gold, copper,
lead and coal. Porto Rico's climate is
semi-tropical, but generally healthful.
There is little yellow fever and few
other contagious diseases, despite bad
sanitary conditions in the cities. San
Juan, the principal harbor, is 1,420
miles from New Yoik, 1,190 miles
from Charleston, S. C., 1,200 miles
from Tampa, Fla., and 1,000 miles
from Key West, Fla.
The time of the year is here when
farme' and tracker is almost at his
wits ends to keep gunners and tres
passers off his premises. Fruit and
nuts are considered common property
by many people who are considered
honest in other matters, and the gun
ner thinks a well laden chestnut tree
as having been placed in his way to
requite him for the failure to bag the
buzzing quail or the bounding rabbit.
In this connection it might be well to
remind the thoughtless that the law
aginst trespassing provides that all
persons wilfully taking and carrying
away fruit, vegetables, plants, fruit or
ornamental trees, vines or shrubs are
liable to a fine not exceeding SSO,
and an imprisonment not exceeding
01 Interest to Poultry Baisers.
An lowa farmer, studying econo
my, mixed sawdust with the corn
meal fed to the chickens. It work
ed so well that he gradually re
duced the quantity of meal, until
the ration was all sawdust. About
this time a white hen stole her nest,
and, after reposing three weeks on
thirteen eggs, she came oft with
twelve wooden-legged chickens and
It is said that the Galland Bros,
underwear factories at Pittston, are
working on a $90,000 contract for
| Jftin Wanamaker.
THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURG. P*
Mrs- Mary Pane Kosborough-
Tis fallen to us to chronicle the
death of Mrs. Mary Faus Rosborough
of Bowen, Colorado, who went to her
rest on the 28th day of October, 1898.
Mary Faus, daughter of W. P. and
Anna Faus of Pine township was born
December 14th, 1863. Under the
teaching and influence ot a home,
where the "lowly Man of Nazareth,"
is enthroned as ruler and King, Mary
grew up in "the fear and admonition
of the Lord." At an early age, she
entered more fully into that "abun
dant life," and united herself with the
M. E. Church at Wesley Chapel,
Waller Charge. By her diligence and
her thirst for better things, she fitted
herself for teaching in public schools
which she did efficiently for several
years throughout the county. On the
Bth August 1894, she was unit
ed in marriage to Mr. Calvin Rosbor
ough of Bowen, Colorado, with whom
she lived, loved, and labored until the
Master said : "It is enough, come
As a teacher she was loved of her
students ; as a friend and associate,
agreeable, obliging and kind ; as a
Christian worker she was zealous, ac
tive, progressive ; as a true character,
virtuous, pure, good ; as a soul meet
for heaven : God took her. A memor
ial service was held in Wesley Chapel
of the Waller Charge, Friday Nov. 4th.
The large gathering, and the tearful
eyes of the many who were present,
was the best expresston, of the es
teem in which Mrs. Rosborough was
held. Her sorrowing parents, brothers
and sisters have our heartfelt sym
pathy. The Lord sustain and keep
R. J. A.
Court convened Monday at ten
o'clock a. m., with President Judge
Grant Herring and Associate J. U.
Kurtz on the bench.
Geo. S. Miller was appointed inspec
tor of election of Mifflin twp., to fill
vacancy caused by T. E. Aten being
Bond of Lloyd Bomboy trustee for
sale of real estate of Isabella Bomboy,
Emnia Metherell vs. Thomas Meth
erell, Divorce decreed.
Bond of Administrator of YVm. H.
Yetter, late of Bloomsburg, deceased,
Thomas Jones appointed Inspector
of election ol 4th district in Blooms
burg to fill vacancy caused by resigna
tion of John Tracy.
Estate of Mary P. Wolf, deceased.
Partition. Rule to dismiss proceed
ings. On motion and argument it is
submitted to Hon. H. M. McClure
for opinion. Adjourned to Thursday
November 10th at two p. m.
An exchange warns its readers
against being entrapped by the
wiles of a slick swindler who is
working farmers and boarding
house keepers in the western part
of the State.
The swindler calls himself
Thompson and he says he is a mill
ionaire. According to the Greens
burg Tribune he is a fraud of the
first water and neglects to pay for
his boarding and lodging. When
Mr. Thompson arrived at Greens
burg he went to the county clerk's
office and deposited in the vault
there an Adatns express company
receipt which showed on the face
that he had sent $50,000 to the
treasury at Washington, D. C.
Then lie went into the country
roundabout and began offering fab
ulous prices for farms, several of
which were sold to him —on paper.
He boarded wit.' a Mrs. Kroft, of
Ligonier, and afterward with a Mrs.
Collinstvood, of Greensburg, to
whom he is said to have exhibited
$44,000 in currency. His actions
were quite peculiar and he invaria
bly slept with a revolver under his
pillow and when sitting in his
boarding house kept one 011 a chair
beside him. Suddenly he left
Greensburg without paying any of
his board bills and without taking
along his alleged valuable receipt.
Your friends may smile
But that tired feeling
Means danger. It
And impure blood.
This condition may
Lead to serious illness.
It should be promptly
Overcome by taking
Which purifies and
Enriches the blood,
Strengthens the nerves,
Tones the stomach,
Creates an appetite,
And builds up,
Energizes and vitalizes
The whole system.
Be sure to get
The 1 Combination •of * Good • Qualities
M, AND LITTLE PROFITS ™
is what we are looking after.
Willi WINTER STOCK |g
fi iPtl-Jfp will be found second to none for ' ; Jfjf
W quality and price.
Our Stock is Complete, §|lt\
llf with a handsome line of jfl I?
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IPOIR, ZE3O3T3 1 OZEHLIDIRCEIfcT
ITEW, ITEiiT -A-IsnD OTOE,
Star Clothing House
The constables ot the state, of which '
there is an army, are awaiting with
the greatest concern the decision of the
Supreme Court in a case which has
just been argued at Pittsburg. It in
volves the question of whether a con
stable is entitled to 50 cents for each
witness subpoenaed, regardless of how
many names are on a printed form, or
whether he is only entitled to 50 cents
for serving the entire paper.
According to old hunters, the
largest deer that was ever killed on
the North Mountain was shot by a
party of hunters from Harveyville
Thursday. It weighed 240 pounds
The Canton Fair Association this
year came out $250, behind actual
expenses. Only 50 cents on the
dollar will be paid out in premiums.
73 and 75 Public Square,
Wilkes Barre, I'd.
That can be sampled if you'll
send a post card request. All
that may be told about what can
not be sampled is yours, if you
Hadn't you better try us ?
Pop Sin Plaids 50c.
This only one of the favorite
fabrics for this fall's wear that
has lecently come to us at reduc
ed prices. You'll find nothing
commonplace about these mo
derate priced stuffs—a very de
cided cord with plaided color
tones and interwoven checks of
silk. It looks worth a dollar a
But if your tastes run to a finer
and wider quality here it is in all
the wearable tones of green, blue,
red and brown. These might be
$1.25 if we ask as others, but
here at 98c the yard.
Send for samples.
At One Dollar.
A very good value of Colored
Duchess Satin worth talking
about. A satin especially good
for waists. There are twelve
colorii gs to choose from. The
fabric is alt silk, and honest silk
too. We used to get $1.25 but
the concern which made these
overreached the retailers' de
mand, so we bought quantities at
a lower price and sell at a dollar
a yard. Send for samples.
Quaint ideas, filmy nets, sheer
Swisses-solid, substantial, wash
able stuffs all. That's the class
ot curtain goods by the yard, that
are gathered here. And we have
knowledge of the sort that's best
for parlor, best for library, best
for dining room, or best for bed
room ; and we tell you the best
way to use them. Helpful store
this. Send for samples.
Address Mail Order Department.
73 and 75 Public Square,
. Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
A STORE AND A SCHOOL
A 9tore that gathers the greatest stock of merchandise, a
school for styles and beauty, to which you arc always welcome,
and which asks no fee.
Roam through it, stay as long as convenient, come again
and again. There is no obligation on your part. On our part,
we promise yon that no one will ask you to buy. If you Lave
any needs to fill, and can resist the beauties of the Autumn
Merchandise, which have been gathered for you, it will be be
cause you are not ready to buy.
We know no other store that
carries so many shapes, so many
widths and sizes,so many styles,
and we are in a position to
know. Part of our business
that. If you knew half as
much about shoes as we, the
shoe store would fill your every
The crisp Autumn air has re
doubled the demand for outer
garments everywhere. The
snappy styles, the unusual gath
ering of all that's new and good,
coupled with the little prices,
has trebled the interest here.
We call attention to our $ 10.00
All-Wool Kersey Jackets, lined
with Satin, made in the newest
shape, and in all the new colors.
Manufacturers need the
money. A chance for us and
for you. So fine an assortment
of bedroom sets and sideboards,
at so low a price, is new to this
town. Consider yourself fortu
nate to be asked to share in the
saving. Bedroom Sets, from
$14.95 to $50.00. Sideboards,
from $12.35 to $35.00 each.
A splendid assortment, surely.
How many varied sorts are here
only the women who know this
Dress Goods Store can tell. Not
an old pattern, not a plug-ugly
F. P. Pursel.
SURPRISING TO SEE!
How fast we are selling our
New Stock of Fall and Winter Goods.
Pretty Styles and Low Prices does it.
Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits, from $5.00 up.
Ladies' Coats, Capes, Separate Skirts. Coats for misses and
children. In this line our stock is large. Prices low.
Ladies' Fur Collarettes, from 52.00 up.
Our sales in Shoes increases daily. Ladies' Fine Shoes, from
79c. up. Gents' Fine Shoes, from 98c. up. Good Calicoes, 3c.
Good Muslin, 3jc. Our stock of Underwear is complete. We
handle the celebrated Leather brand .Stockings for ladies, misses
and boys. Corsets, for 24c. up.
Our Grocery Department is improving daily—adding new
goods at better prices. Our whole stock is complete and prices
always right. It will pay you to see our goods before you buy.
Bioomsburg Stare Co., Limited.
Corner Main and Centre Sts. ALFRED McHENRY, M'cX
lin the stock. We call attention
Ito our Poplin at 42c., worth
I more—and the grades, at 75c.
: the yard, are not equalled in
| The hundreds of neat, pretty
effects, we show you as low as
25c. the yard, and up to SI.OO.
1 You can't help but go away
, from our store well pleased that
you bought your dress here.
j FOR THE NEXT to DAYS,
j We will put on sale Wednesday
; morning, and sell for 10 days,
or as long as they last, a lot'of
! Simpson's Grey Calico at 3c. a
yard Quantity, limited.
.! 1000 yards of light and dark
Outing Flannel, in pieces that
: have from 10 to 20 yards in
| them, the quality we have al
| ways sold at Bc. the yard, and
j not a bad style in the lot. They
i go at sc. the yard at this sale.
j 500 yards of Outing, same
that we are selling at 10c. the
j yard. All good styles. We sell
' at Bc. the yard.
A lot of twilled Red Flannel,
' all wool, worth 20c. the yard.
, We will sell at 15c.
Bleached Muslin, we think as
j good as Hill's, 10 yards at 52c.
J Heavy Unbleached Muslin,as
good as Applcton A, 10 yards at
j 50c. Good, fine, Unbleached
Muslin, 10 yards at 35c. Best
Unbleached Muslin, 10 yards at
Canton Flannel, worth 10c.,
we will sell at 7c. a yard.
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