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THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURG, PA.
THE COLUMBIAN. KSTAHLISIIED 1866. THE COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, Established 1837. Consolidated 1869. Published Kvkry Thursday Morning, At liloomslmrg, the County Scat of Columbia County, 1'ennsylvnnia. GEO. E. El. WELL, Editor. 1). I. TASKEK, Local Editor. GEO. C. ROAN, For km as. Terms s Inside the county $1.00 a year in advance ; $1.50 if not paid in advance. Outside the county, ft. 25 a yenr, strictly in advance. All communications should le addressed to THE COLUMBIAN. Mooms!ur, Pa. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1900. Democratic Candidates. FOR REPRESENTATIVE, WILLIAM T. CREASY, (South Side) of Catawissa Twp. FOR REPRESENTATIVE, (North Side) GEORGE W. STERNER, of Hemlock Twp. FOR REPRESENTATIVE, (South Side) C. Z. SCHLICHER, of Beaver Twp. FOR SHERIFF, DANIEL KNORR, of Locust Twp. A. Carnegi having fallen into the clutches of the lawyers, he need worry no longer about dying rich. The reports about the death of the Chinese Kniperor, like Mark Twain's famous demise, also seem to be "greatly exaggerated." There being some seven hundred new saloons in Manila, the authority of the United States may be said to be firmly established there. Mrs. Catt, the president of the Woman's Suffrage League, should thank her lucky stars that her hus band's first name is not Thomas. Max O'Rell says he has never seen an American woman who was really ugly. Max must be prepar ing to storm the lecture platform again. A Chicago servant girl stole all her mistress clothes, and then made her escape in an automobile. Here is fresh cause for New York to be jealous. When the Kentucky authorities put into operation their scheme to disarm the Blue Grass citizens, there ought to be a lively demand for first rate hypnotists in that region. The second operation, which Rowland Reed, the well-known actor underwent last week, was more successful than the first one, and hopes are now entertained for his speedy recovery. The folks who are learning French by mail with the expect ation of visiting Paris this summer will probably be so unreasonable as to register a kick when they ask for fried chicken and get a cake of soap instead. The Molineaux jury did not have any entirely convincing evidence on which to base their unexpected verdict, but doubtless thought it might be a good thing to remove this notorious degenerate on gen eral grinciples. Emperor Welhelm says the mous tache is the emblem of strength and superiority of man. Barnum's circus is preparing to invade Germany soon, and when the Kaiser has had an opportunity to interview the Bearded Lady, he will no doubt amend his theory a little. The spelliug reformers are losing a great deal of sleep about this spell ing business, with proportionate waste of ink and paper. They really have no occasion to bother, for it is only a second rate sort of man who cannot spell any word in two or thrse different ways. The Ohio Legislature is going to see that women are paid just as high wages as men. Such a reform is absolutely necessary in Ohio, where most of the betrousered are so busy with politics that their women folks are compelled to get out and hustle for grub money. Eight years ago a Philadelphiau fell down and broke his jaw, and the youthful and unskilled saw bones who patched him up set the fracture in such a way as to cause a perpetual smile to play upon the features of the uufortunate.. Some time since, the man tell and broke bis jaw again in the very same place, and now the surgeon has set the bone properly, thus relieving the man of his set grin. This is not the only case in which the doc tors have robbed a man of his cheery disposition. There appeared to be little mani festa'.ion at the election on Tues day, but still the vote was quite large. Judging from the large number of Philadelphia J'resses disposed of by the local newsdealer, on Sunday, which was equal to that of all the other Philadelphia and New York papers combined, the opposition to Quay is more bitter than ever. The rress has, for some years past, been outspoken against the Beaver statesman. The election of Frank A. Ikeler, Esq , as President of Town Coun cil, was a well-deserved compliment. It ought not to be claimed as a Democratic victory, as politics had very little to do with it. The young men of the town voted for him, because he is a young man ; the Democrats voted for him be cause he is a Democrat, and many Republicans voted for him for various reasons. Mr. Ikeler will assume the duties of the office the first of April, and he has our best wishes and sincere sympathy in the thankless job that he will then enter upon. His good judgment and ability will enable him to dis charge his duties in an acceptable and creditable manner. Washington. A certain American humorist of some note, who now cracks jokes in a better world (let us hope), on:e attempted to poke fun at the memory of the Founder ot the Re public because, whenever in doubt, he took command of something. And for a great wonder, the humor ist hit upon the exact truth, an un usual achievement for a professional funny man. It was this very ability to take command that earned for Washing ton the highest place 111 American history. He alwrys commanded the situations, no matter how ad verse the circumstances, and with clear vision and steady hand car ried out the heavy task that destiny had set for him. His patience mtust have been sorely tried at times by the silly bickerings of the new lia tirm tvnc ctrivincr tr IpnH tn mm. plete victory, who hardly knew I what it wanted, and sometimes tit-1 terly failed to support him. He I was tied down by a windy Conti- j nental Congress, whose members played political favorites most shamelessly and forced upon him all manner of military incompetents, refused to furnish supplies for his army, and found endless fault with his method andachievements. But he never lost sight of his purpose and finally achieved the end that always entitled him to first place in the hearts of the na tion he founded and led to victory and freedom. When the people of America for get to honor Washington, then will America cease to live. KASE WANTS HI3 B0SD3 ULOZ- Long Pending Litigation Revived in Allegheny County Courts. An argument was made last Thursday in Common Pleas Court No. 3, at Pittsburg, on the demur rer filed in the equity suit of Simon P. Kase against James M. Bell, ad ministrator of the estate of Thomp son Bell, who was in the banking business in Pittsburg some years ago. The suit is to recover for $So, 000 worth of railroad bonds pledged with the late Thompson Bell to se cure loans made by him to the plaintiff, and the income from the bonds, amounting to $85,000. Mrs. Carrie B. Kilgore, of Phila delphia, made the atgument for the plaintiff. The plaintiff in the case is over 80 years o.d. He was in the court. He lives in Philadel yhia, and the cause of action arose many vears ago. In one way or another it has been before the dif ferent courts for a long time, and this suit was brought after Kase got a favorable decision from the Supreme Court in a case connected with it. Kase was a railroad contractor, and while he was building a rail road from Wilkes-Barre to Danville he borrowed money from Thompson Bell. He claims that, though he paid back the money he borrowed, he never got possession of the bonds again. He sues to recover the value of the bonds and the in come from them for a long term of years. The Bessemer Steel Company of Danville, is doing a big business. Upwards of five thousand tons have been cast since October, which is a daily auerage, of about sixty tons. Two hundred car loads of ore have recently been received from Palma, Spain. This ore it is said produces 60 per cent, and two thirds of it is made into Bessemer steel. Exten sive improvements are being made, four new boilers, sixty feet in length will soon be put in, and it will then be one of the best equipped plants in the state. f IS YOUR 11HMNG What does your mirror nay? Does it tell you of, some little streaks of gray? Are you pleased? Do your friends of the same arc show this loss of power also? Just remember that gray hair never becomes darker without help, while dark hair rapidly becomes cray when once trie cnange ccgins. Wir will bring back to your hair the color of youth. It never fails. It i3 just as sure as that heat melts snow, or that water quencnes tire. ' It cleanses the scalp also and prevents the formation of dandr .If. It feeds and nour ishes the bulbs of the hair mang them produce a luxu riant growth. It stops the tiair from railing "ut and gives a fine soft ftnssl. to the hair as well. 1V Imv. boob on tlio Hnlr unit PchIp winch you may obtain tr. upon rnqiif.t. If you i" not obtain all the brnrflts you tixn.rtpil from the u.e of U10 VIKur, writ the portor about It. Auureti, in. i. i . a I mi l.ow.11, jaasi. CANAL VERSUS RAILROAD. Itaymond Tiikpa Exfrpttnn to State ment Of Dlllllt'lH. ALBANY. Tib. 21.-(5. II. Raymond of Buffalo, who has liccn prominent in all plans for piinal improvement for tunny years, nan taken issue with n Btate tneiit made by tieoijie II. Iinnielx in a epeeeh tit Utieu ill which he usserted that there was no future for the ciiniiU as n commercial factor and that the rail roads could nml would do the business. He declared this the best possible ar gument that they were upon the riKUt track in expendiiic $l!(),(MM.(HM) in improv Inc the canal. These railroad men know that an improvement of the canal to move barges of l.OilO tons enpacity will tiuike possible a rate between all points reached by the canal so low that no railroad can possibly meet it. A similar prophecy was made by Cornelius Vanderbilt, the elder, back in the sixties. The largest lake ves sel at that time carried 21,000 bushels of wheat. The great lakes are today flout ing scores of vessels that could easily put ten of those vessels inside their hulls. There are others still larger being built today that can carry over .'100,000 hushels of wheat at a single trip. The great lakes make rates that no railroad ou earth can compete with, and they huve uot reached their limit. FUNERAL SHIP COMING. Trnimnort Htun'ork IlrliiK Home Hoi! lea of Head Soldiers. SAX KItANCISCO, Fib. 21. The next transport of importance from Ma nila will be the Hancock, which is due tomorrow and inuy possibly get in to night, with a consignment of -lt'2 bodies of soldier dend. The Hancock will prob- 11 bly be kept in strict iimiruntine until the bodies have been landed. There are 4"i more bodies coming on the transport Iuke of Fife, expected to arrive about March 5. The I hike of Fife will be dis charged from the service 011 her arrival. The auxiliary cruiser Itadger, now nt Mare Island, will probably be added to lltu fleet of liriny transports. Captain I'nrneson, superintendent of the transport service, lins been ordered to inspect ihe vessel ami report 011 its suitability as a dispatch boat between this port and Alaska. General Drnmr Celebrate. FOND I)U I.AC, Wis., Feb. 21. Gen eral K. S. Itragg, commander of the Iron brigade, kept open bonse yester day in honor of bis seventy-third birth day, and flags floated from all public buildings here in honor of the event. In the evening a delegation of Iron brigade members, beaded by General Wheeler of Milwaukee and Colonel C. It. McConnell, the former of the Second Wisconsin regi ment and the latter of the Twenty-fourth Michigan, made the formal pilgrimage to General Bragg' house, where con gratulations were extended, speeches made und toasts drunk. Scores of tele Brums of congratulation were received. Fatal Duel Over Gamhlinu. CORRIN, Ky Feb. 21. In n gam bling affray in the "blind tiger" in tills city George Harp was shot through the heart, dying instantly; Lieutenant Abe Early was shot In the elbow and back, not dangerously, and Jim Kulfridge was shot through the arm. 811! fridge say a that he heard the fight commence and opening the door was shot. Lieutenant Karly aya that Harp shot him twice before he fired. The affair started In a dispute over a game of craps. It is uncertain who killed Harp. Viceroy to Visit Assam. CALCUTTA, Feb. 21. For the firt time on record a viceroy of ludia (Lord Curgou) is about to visit Assam, India's great tea garden. Lady Curzou accom panies him. It is understood that bis ob ject is to examine into the needs of the province regarding the tea industry. The projected visit pleases the province, und It Is hoped it will give a great spurt to its tea Industry. li t 1 I BIG 1 3 3 I 1$ ,C Sweet, Orr's Celebrated Trousers. 2.00 STW $ 1 .48 AT THE STAB CLOTHING HOUSE: WAXTKO-SKVKRAL l'KKSONS FOR District Cilice Manning in this Mate to rep resent me in their own and Mirronndin;; counties. Willing to pnv yrarly Ifdoo, pay able weekly. Dcsiraole employment with unusual opportunities. Kcfeieuccs ex clanged. Knclor self-addrtssed siamped cnve.ope. S. A. 1 ark, 320 Cnxtnn l'uildinp, Chicago. 12-21. 1 fit NEW YORK MARKETS. NEW YORK. Feb. 21. Money on call nominally at 2u2V4 per cent. Prime mcr- ! canlllrt paper, 4:ia per cent. Sterling ex change easy, with aotcnl business In bankers' bills at 4.87t.ta4.S7,4 for uma.nd and ut H.MMint.N-fM. for 60 duys. l'osted 1 rates, $4.S5 und Jl.SS'j.. Commercial bills, ' S4.KIu4.k:F4. Silver certificates, t:fcuWc I Unr silver. Wfec. Mexlcnn dollars, 47'y. I Government bonds strong. State bonds I Inactive. Railroad bonds steady. 1'rodnee Market. NEW YORK. Feb. 21.-FLOUR-Stnte and western Inactive und barely steady; Minnesota patents, fcl.S0a4.15; winter straights, S3.46a3.C0; winter extras, $i60a 2.9.r; winter patents. J3.Ku3.Sj. WI I ICAT Opened tlrm on foreign and commission house, buying, but later eased off through local realizing; May, 74 1-lfia 74 7-llic; July, 74a74 3-ltic. ; September, 73', u74e. HYE Easy; state, B7aiSc, c. I. f.. New York, car lota; No. 2 western, 02',tc., f. o. b.. afloat. CORN Opened firm with wheat and then turned easy under offtrlnifs for long account by locals; May, HSWc. OATS Dull, but steady; track, white, Blulo, 31V.:U&c.; track, while, western, 31 a.f5c. 1'ortK Quiet; meBs, $lD.75alt.60; family, S13al3.5. LARD Eusy; prime western steam, 6.30c. ItUTTER Steady; state dairy, lSu23c; state creamery, 20a24c. CHEESE Strong; full made, fancy, largo, liaise; full made, fancy, small. 13c. EGGS Firm at the decline- state and Pennsylvania, at mark, 14al4!4c. ; western, at mark. Uo. SUGAR Raw steadier; fair refining, 8 15-10a4c. ; centrifugal, 6 test, 4a4 7-lGc. ; retined steady; crushed, B.WJc. ; powdered, 6.::oc TURPENTINE Steady at GaV&nSOc. MOLASSES Steudy; New Orleans, -liu 65c. RICE Firm; domestic, 4aC'ic.; Japan, tuoe. TALLOW Firm; city, 5a5!ic; coun try, Sauftfce. HAY Stendy; shipping, C5a70c.; good to choice, 8Ja87',ic IHlC Order Kor A iitomoblles. AMKSHUUY, Mass.. Feb. 21. A rep resentative of a Xew York automobile company is in town and has placed with local carriage manufacturers orders for the delivery of from 20 to 30 finished au tomobile bodies per day for six mouths. As the cost of these bodies will bo from $100 to $ir0 each the contract will amount to half a million dollars or more. Fire III PittMbarw. l'lTTSnURG, Feb. 21. The Xew Method laundry, ou Federal street, this city, was destroyed by tire today. The loss was about $100,000 and wus fully covered by insurance. DO YOU GET UP WITH A LAME BACK? Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable. Almost everybody who reads the news papers is sure to know of the wonderful cures made by Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the creat kldnev. Ilvor 13 leri&r li and bladder remedy. Jfi IT inlCl f . It Is the treat medi cal triumph of the nine teenth century; dis covered after years of scientifio research by Dr. Kilmer, the emi nent kidney and blad der specialist, and la wonderfully auccessful In promptly curing lame back, kidney, bladder, urio acid trou bles and Bright's Disease, which Is the worst form of kidney trouble. Dr. Kilmer a Swamp-Root Is not rec ommended for everything but If you have kid ney, liver or bladder trouble it will be found Just the remedy you need. It has been tested In so many ways. In hospital work, in private practice, among the helpless too poor to pur chase relief and has proved so successful In every case that a special arrangement has been made by which all readers of this paper who have not already tried it, may have a sample bottle sent free by mail, also a book telling more about Swamp-Root and how to find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble. When writing mention reading this generous offer in this paper and send your address to Dr. Kilmer &Co.,Bing hamton, N. Y. The regular fifty cent and Horn, of swamp-Root. dollar sizes are told by all good druggists. TOWNSEND'S CLOTHING HOU will offer for a few days BARGAINS 1 IN CLOTHING L II SAM WILL CO UNTIL MARCH 1st. We have added a big lot of new table linen to what was left over from last weeks sale. We think we can safely say it is the best val ue in linen goods we have ever of fered, and we will prove it to you if you will visit our store. Two Special Counterpanes. Pure white counterpanes 86x75 in. hemmed ready to put on your bed, you would say they were cheap at $1.25, but we will sell them until March 1st at 97c. Our regular $1.50 counterpane at $1.25. Golden Oak Parlor Tables. Three sizes of golden oak parlor ta bles, tops 18 x 18, 20 x 20 and 24 x 24, moulding on the under side of tops, carved legs, made with shelf, hand rubbed finish ; they would be cheap at twice the price ; we will sell them, the 18x18 at 89c, 20x20 at $1.12 1-2, and 24x 24 at $1.37. Blended Flour. Our White Lily patent flour we will sell until Jlarch 1st, 45c for 25 lbs. 90c for 50 lbs. Calico Remnants. A lot of the best calico in remnants; we will sell it at 3c. per yard. F. P. PURSEL TWO WEEKS' Special Sale! Now is Your time to Save Honey. In spite of prices continually rising we will sell you Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits, Capes, Coats, Collarettes and Waist Silks At the lowest prices ever offered. m mis une it win pay you 10 get Corner Main and Centre. I SEl i 61 If you intend buying anything our prices, mis is our last cut. TIME Blooiiisburg Store Co., Limited. ALFRED McHENRY, Manager