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ftfte Mttmtott. ESTABLISHED 1866. &toe Columbia gcmofrat, ESTABLISHED 18:17. CONSOLIDATED 1869. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING Moomsburg, the county sent of Columbia Pennsylvania. GEO. E. ELWELL EDITOR. D. J. TASKEH, I.OCAI. EDITOR. . GEO. O. ROAN, KORKJIAN. B tgKsfs:—lnside the eouuty fi.onayearln ad r vance; $1.50 If not paid In advance Outside the county, $1.25 a year, strictly in advance. All communications should bo addressed to TUB COLUMBIAN. Bloomsburg, Pa. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1898. Samuel 11. Ashbridge was nominat ed yesterday by the Republicans for Mayor of Philadelphia. Judging from the way that many of the Republicans are going for Col. Bryan, they are just as much afraid of him now as they were "before. It is said that the continued wian gling has delayed the work to such an extent that the new State Capitol will not be ready for the session of the Legislature, on Tuesday next. y The Quay Case * J If the Hon. Mathew Stanley Quay /were simply a private citizen —if lie were even merely a senator of the United States whose term was about to expire, and wholiad announced | his determination to retire to private life at its end—the general public would have comparatively little concern in his efforts to avert or postpone indefinitely a trial of the 1 grave charges which have been : brought against him. It would be i k . l]ad enough in that event—this i sj%ctacle of a man who had receiv-1 ed at the hands of his party and his j state the highest political honor I I within their gift resorting to every j trick and device within the range I of technicalities of the law to pre- i vent the determination of his inno- 1 cence or guilt. But Mr. Quay is a j candidate for re-election to the sen- ] I ate of the United States. * * * * * The question of his innocence or guilt of the serious charges which have been brought against him is W an intimate and pressing concern of I every one whom he would force into 1 the ranks of his constituency as a I senator, and, before he asks them B~to accept him as their representative B in the senate for a further term of six years, they, one and all, have a right to know, by judicial determin ation, whether he is innocent or B guilty of these charges. It is to this B effect that the public sentiment of the state has been developed. Sen- Flinn has elaborated this ex- of feeling in these words: advice to Senator Quay is to himself of these charges before asks the Republicans of Pennsyl vania to vote for his re-election to the honorable office of United States senator." and this advice is so wholesome and so reasonable that, if Mr. Quay persists in refusing to it, the Republican members legislature should enforce its efforts by refusing to go in caucus. From more than one section of the state come indications that such will be the course pursued ■ | by R sufficient number of the Re s' publican members of the two houses ■ to prevent Mr. Quay from taking B even the first step toward another B . term in the senate by securing a H $ caucus endorsement.—Philadelphia Telegraph. 1' Gave Mrs- McKiuley a Brick. "Aunt Martha," an old colored wo man, at Atlanta, will probably get a place in the White House kitchen. When Mrs. McKinley, in deference to the wishes of the jubilee crowd, rode open carriage and braved the damp, with great risk to her health, many persons expostulated with Her equipage had just passed the jubilee arch, and was com polled to stop on account of the crush when Aunt Maitha advanced from the crowd with a bundle under her and said to Mrs. McKinley: its too cold for you to be out and I'se brought you a hot to keep your feet warm," adjust- H ing the brick at the Same time. So touched was the wife of the President H that before she left Atlanta she ten- Idered her a place in the White House. When Fools go to Law- Amercer county farmer sold anoth ■ two dressed hogs. Each farmer wghed the porkers on his own scales fe there was a difference in weight of kw pounds, amounting to twenty Jen cents. The men became stub ijprn and the matter could not be ad- Ssted. Suit was brought and the case Rs gone through the squire's hands, I ried before court and still the parties lire not satisfied, and it will come up P or trial again at the next court. Thus far the costs, aside from that for the attorneys, amounts to $450. LET ALL GOOD MEN UNITE- If any good is to be derived from the recent struggle of the Democrats | and Independent Republicans for honest government in Pennsylvania, it will have to come through a close union between them. Standing by themselves, the Democrats can ac complish nothing; and the Independ ent Republicans, being far less num erous than the Democrats, have just so much less chance of accomplishing anything if they stand out by them selves. There ought to be a concert of action between these two anti-Quay forces in the Legislature, and this should at once be followed by a close union of all opponents of the anti-Quay machine in the State. This union should extend to all future campaigns involving State issues, and be kept up till Quay's treasury plundering organ ization should be broken and scattered. Should there be concert of action in the Legislature, the Democrats, being much more numerous than the Inde pendent Republicans, would in fair ness be entitled to the lion's share ol such positions as might be secured; but this being a matter of secondary importance, it ought not to be permit ted to prevent a union. The Demo crats ought to have the nominee for United States Senator, and the Inde pendent Republicans should have such positions of influence in the Legisla ture as would show that Quay's pre dominence on "the hill" had come to an end. His followers will fall awav from him in troops whenever they find him poweiless to control the Legisla- I ture. They have no admiration for 1 him. for he has neither talents nor ! other traits of character to excite ad- i miration. He has held them simply ' by "the cohesiye power of public ] plunder," and whenever they find this power loosened they will fall from him 1 like rotten plums from a well shaken ' tree. We have it stated that several ! Democrats, who make some pretention ito be leaders, advise against union with the Independents. If we believe ! tlieni to be sincere we must also be- I licve them to be stupid. The Demo j crats can neither accomplish g6od I now, nor sow seed that will bring j forth good fruit in the future, by shut ting themselves up inside of their own party organization, like a silkworm inside of a cocoon. The silkworm can multiply only by eating its way out and following the dictates ot nature; and the Democratic party, having be come a minority in the great State in which it once was the majority only by following the dictates of common sense and forming a liberal union with the large body of Independent Re publicans who, like itself, seek to rescue the State from the leprous clutch of a political "machine" which has made the Capitol and Depart ments at Harrishurg a reeking cess pool and sink of iniquity. No confidence should be placed on any professed opponent of Quay's who may propose to go into the machine caucus. Unless the indictments hang ing over Quay scare him off the track, that caucus will nominate him, and every man who participates in it will vote for him, no matter what show of opposition he may begin with. Nor is Quay the only person who ought to be struck at. He is chief of the vicious gang, every member of which ought to be driven out of public life and out of active participation in politics. The interests ot the Com monwealth require that this gang be broken up and individual members be deprived of political influence, and the honor of the Republican party de mands that it be no longer dominated by these disreputable characters. Let honest Democrats and honest Republicans combine for the public good, and let the combination last till the public good shall have been thor oughly subserved.—Carlisle Volunteer. Pointed Paragraphs. Promises make debts and debts make more promises. Popular fallacies are more plentiful than popular facts. Men who court trouble soon find themselves wedded to it. You can't distinguish saints from sinners by their shiny hats. There is no ailiment more difficult to cure than wilful ignorance. The stars on an officer's coat often cause a girl to be a star-gazer. Good fortune come to men oftener on foot than in a stylish carriage. There's usually a vast difference in a man's worth and what he's worth. Old Diogenes would have an anxious time of it in France at the present writing. It's well to "know thyself," and it's just as important pot to give thyself away. The average man is always willing to help you celebrate anything at your expense. The widow's husband has been buried, but the husband of the grass widow has merely been mislaid. The man who lets his wife get up of a cold morning and light the kitchen fire will never set the world ablaze. —Chicago News. Try the COLUMBIAN a year. COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURG, PA. Last night during the absence of Rev. O. S. Metzler from home, rob bers broke into the parsonage and ransacked the building. The Rever end was in Pottsville and did not re turn until 12:15 las t n'ght. When he arrived at his home he immediately i retired. This morning before leaving j the parsonage he discovered that the electric light was burning in the cellar, an unusal occurance. In going into the cellar he found that the shutter on the cellar window facing Chestnut Street had been broken open and that the house had been visited by thieves. He then went through the house but has discovered nothing missing. Air. Metzler believes that the probabilities are that the thieves were scared away upon his arrival home.—Ashland Local Dec. 8. Rev. Metzler is a former pastor of the Benton charge of the M. E. church, and is well known throughout this county. Don't overestimate the big-hearted ness of the man who for a week now will be so liberal with his cigars. They are from the box presented to him by his wife and likely cost $1.35 per hundred. The World's Great blood Purifier is Hood's Sarsaparilla, Which absolutely Cures every form of J Impure blood, from The pimple on your Face to the great Scrofula sore which Drains your system. Thousands of people Testify that Hood's Sarsaparilla cures Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Dyspepsia, Malaria, Catarrh, Rheumatism, And That Tired Feeling. Remember this And get Hood's And only Hood's. Rev. John Reid, Jr., of Great Falls, Mont., recommended Ely's Cream Balm to me. I can emphasize his statement, "It is a positive cure for catarth if used as directed."—Rev. Francis \V. Poole, Pastor of Centtal Pres. Cnutch, Helena, Mont. AFTER USING Ely's Cream Balm six weeks I believe myself cured of catarrh.—Joseph Stewart, Grand Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. A ioc. trial size or the 50c. size of Ely's Cream Balm will be mailed. Kept by druggists. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren St., N. Y. PUBLIC SALE. —OF VALUABLE— REAL ESTATE. By virtue of an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Columbia County the real estate of lteuben J. Hester, situate In the township of Greenwood, county aforesaid, will bo exposed to public sale by the undersigned on the prem ises on THURSDAY, JAN. r 9 th, 1899, at 2 o'clock p. m. Two pieces or parcels of land bounded and described as follows to wit: No. 1. Hounded by lands of Alfred Heacock, S. A. Bangs, I. D. Patton, E. Welllver, Ellis Dorr Virgil Bobbins and others, containing IB acres and 130 perches of land, upon which are erected a full and complete set of FARM BUILDINGS, together with all necessary Improvements to make It a most desirable home. No. 8. Bounded by Hands ol George Heacock, Wesley Morris, William Cox, Michael ltance, Wm. E. Heacock and others. Containing THIRTY-SIX (36) ACRES and 18 perches, strict measure more or less. TKBMS OK SAI.S:— S-'OOO of the purchase money to remain secured In the premises by bond and mortgage with Interest pay&ble annually, and principal upon death of Mary Ann Hester. The balance payable as follows: 10 per cent, of 14 upon striking down of the property, Y\ less 10 pet cent, upon the continuation of the sale, and balance In one year thereafter with Interest 'rora date of conllrmrtlon. AARON KKSTKK, 18-29 ts. Committee of KIUBRN J. KKSTIR. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. ESTATE OK DELILAH BARTON, LATE OF BLOOMS BCULL, DECEASED. The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Orphans' Court of Columbia County, Pa., to dis tribute balance In the hands of accountant, wlil sit at the ofllce of Ikeler A Ikeler, in lilooms burg, Pa., on Wednosday. Jan is, 18'jy at 10 o'clock a. in , to attend to the duties or his ap pointment, when and where all parties Inter ested In said estate must appear, or be forever debarred from coming In on said fund. 18-22 ta. FHANK IKELEIt, Auditor. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. The undersigned Auditor appointed by the Orphans' Court of Columbia County, to distri bute the funds In the hands of the Administrat or of Susanna C. llayman, late of Orange town ship, deceased, as shown by his first and dual account, will sit. to perform his duties at the of fice of C. W. Miller, Esq., on Saturday, January 7th, 1199, at 8 o'clock p. in., when and where all persons Interested are requested tp present their claims against said estate or be debarred form a share of the same. CLEM K. WEISS, 12-15 4t. Auditor. ELECTION NOTICE. The annual meeting of the policy holders of the Brtarcreek Farmers' Mutual Ihsurance Com pany of Lime Kldge, Pa, will be held at the hall, Centre Grange, No. 56, P. of H. on January 9, 1899, between the hours of 10 a. m. and 2 p; m. for the election of twelve directors to serve for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. H. H. BROWN, 18-8 to Secretary] STAR CLOTHING HOUSE. XMAS GREETING. Half the joys of gift making He in the knowledge that your money has obtained full value. Our store is full of surprises, and no trash or old shop=worn goods. A 7c Buys a Suit of Clothes fori <£ c Buys a good Storm Coat, father, brother, or grand-!** 7 *5 •/ Oor Overcoat, warm and father. j comfortable. $3-00 coo f cljsK9s Ss Veßte Suit - Chinchilla, well lined. [ _ ' £ -5 Buys a Suit of our Double IOC. Buys boy's Knee Pants. Seated, Knee and Elbow School Suit. Buys a Suit of Underwear, - ——~ ,— ■ . J sold elsewhere for one Buys anOuting Flannel Shirt lar. They are good values. y or Cheviot. House Coats from $3.50. Bath Robes from $3.00. These are only a few of the bargains now being offered during the holidays. We invite a call from you and we are sure you will find our goods will please you, in quality, price and style. At Townsend's Star Clothing: House. Holiday Life At This Store At this time every storekeeper is disposed to say, '* We have the largest and best stock." But is the saying so in an advertisement always (lie settlement of a fact? It is not we think, or what we want others to think, but as it is. Year after year there is more common sense shown in the choosing ot gifts. Useable things, that is the idea. And we use our wits to meet the demand in a liberal way. Useful things, to be sure, but beautiful as well. China. Our China you will find dis played through the centre of our store. We have never had such a pretty lot, or so much of it. We can give you at almost any price. Cups and saucers at ioc., plates at ioc. Usual asking price, double. Silverware. We have the same make of silverware we have always han dled. Something that we can guarantee to you. 4-piece tea sets, from $4.50 to §IO.OO. These goods are worth a great deal more. Pickle casters, sugar bowls, cracker jars, crumb trays, mugs for children, cake baskets, fruit baskets. Anything you need to make a table look nice, at prices one-third less than usual. Dress Goods For Christmas. Our Dress Goods stock is too heavy. It must be reduced by Christmas, and the way to do it is to lower the prices. Dress Goods,worth 42c, at 29c. " " 56c, at 44c. " " 65c. at 58c. Special lot of Dress Cloth, all wool, at 23c. F. P. PURSEL. THE SUCCESS OF THE SEASOIT A sl.°° MA6AZINF, FOR 50 CENTS. A richly illustrated and beantifnl peri odical, covering the whole field of popular reading. THE LEDGER MONTHLY Is the marvel of '.he age for beauty and low price. Willi its Artistic Lithographic Colored Covers, Superb Pictorial Illustrations, Hcrlt) and Short Stories by Lending Writers of (ho World, aud Special Departments of Decorative Art, Em broidery, Home Employment for Women, and, in faot, every Department of bonie im provement wblob adds to the economy and ?harm of home life, be it indoors or outdoors, the LEDGER MONTHLY is beyond question, and, according to COMMENTS OF THE PRESS OF THE WHOLE UNITED STATES, tbe most wonderful production for lis price, dimply to see a copy of tbe LEDGER MONTHLY is to bo firmly convinced that no such costly periodical bos ever been offered to tbe publio for no little money. Your sample copy will prove tbls to you. Your Postmaster will show you n sample copy of tho LEDGER MONTHLY and also take your subscription for tbe LEDGER MONTHLY for a whole year for only 90 CENTS. Don't fail to nnk your Postmaster to let you look at a sample copy, and you will be sure u give bim your 50 cents for a year's subscrlp tlon to the LEDGER MONTHLY, tbe Grea. Family Magazine. ROBERT BONNER'S SONS, Publishers, 160 ledger Building, Now York City. Ladies', Children's Coats and Capes. From Tuesday of this week until Christmas we will make special prices on our Coats and Capes. These prices will save you money. Our stock is com plete. Unusual Linen Value. We call your attention to our lots of Table Linen. Worth 35c., 52 in. wide, at 25c. Worth Si, 72 in. wide, at 75c. Special Towels For Christmas. A lot of figured Hucka Back Towels, large size, we have never offered under SI.OO per pair, we put on sale this week at 50c. the pair. Don't miss them. Fine Damask Towels, hem stitched, worth 75c. each, at 49c. each. Our Furniture Department. White Enameled Iron Beds, brass trimmed, with springs to fit, from $3.50 to $15.00. We will sell at these prices a short time. 28 different patterns in Fancy Rockers for Christmas, at prices that will save you money. We IFHARPERSBAZAR fl (k A thoroughly up-to date weekly periodical devoted to lah:ooa for women, i A MIRROR'OF FASHIONS ML*l AjM W Exclusive models of gowns (rom Parts,^ London, and New York wilt be The Paris Letter The London Letter \L WBH yWBy KA THARINE DE FOREST By ■■ Special CorrnponUmt 3 The New York Letter 5. R. Crockett QA By ANN/E T ASHMORE 7k- will aid women in all those little points of fashion matters that are such helps X keeping one dressed in good taste 31 Cut Paper Patterns Outline Patterns nk of selected gowns will be furnished will be published free every other f) at a nominal cost. week in supplementary form. SSff i COLORED FASHION PLATES J) P ubli>he< * once a n> or * th will assist women In selecting the proper colors X 1 t % FICTION J* Kathanne De Forest W Kit Kennedy The Meloon Farm * 8 By S. R. CROCKE TT By MARIA LOUISE BOOL ® A Confident To-Morrow X By BRAKDER MATTHEWS Jf are three serial stories to appear in 1800 that have seldom been eqnalled in MB j) pl.t and treitmeat. X SHORT STORY CONTRIBUTORS vjSf I Christine T. Herrlek Harriet P. Spofford 8 Mery E. Wllktni Margaret S. Briscoe NyWIVX X Ella W. Peattle Caroline Ttoknor iTL u., V ' Marlon Harland Ruth McEnery Stuart Maty L. VViUtiut M 3 SPECIAL ARTICLES TO APPEAR ® The Busy Hother The Deaf Child jjB W ~~ By A. W. McCULLOUVH By Mr*. AN X IF. RAMSEY As* * Women Earning a Living After College, What? 5 By HELEN DOUGLAS By ADAL/NE 11'. STERLING V.X In addition to these there will be many others, all of instructive value to w omen. / A SPECIAL OFFER: "Je . \ 9 FOUR w EtC3 FOR CtS. S 10 Cents • Copy $4 00 a tent Bonder Matthews X Address HARPER A BROTHERS. Publishers, New York, N. Y. sell our Furniture with no ex tra expense. This accounts for our prices. Christmas Offer. You will find these goods dis played in the window next to the grocery department: Handsome hand-painted hair receivers, plates, trays, candle sticks. These goods have never been sold for less than 6oc. We put them on sale Wednesday morning at 25c. each. Toilet bottles we sold last Christmas at 79c., we put on sale Wednesday morning at 39c each. Footing and Laces For Hand'fs. Ten different patterns and widths in footing totrim hand kerchiefs. Neat, pretty edges of lace, with inserting to match, in any quality. Outings. We will put on sale another lot of those nice, soft Outings, worth ioc. the yard, at Bc. the yard. Umbrellas. There is nothing so nice and useful for Christmas as an um brella. 98c. for a steel rod Glo ria Umbrella. Would be cheap at $1.50. \Ve can please you. We show them as high as $7.00.