The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, January 02, 1891, Image 1

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The river is frozen over.
Elegant sleighing everywhere.
How do you like our general ap
pearance, anyhow.
Work on the Court house was stop
ped by the snow and cold weather.
P. B. Irvin, the Catawissa grocer
and oyster dealer, sold over ten thous
and shell oysters ' during Christmas
The license notices are published
this week in the Columbian and Ntwt
Jtvm. The Prothonotary will not be
sued this year.
We make our best bow, and wish
you all a Happy New Year, even if we
are one day late.
A new heading graces the top of
this page. It is very much the style
of the old one, but more condensed.
Ar interesting letter will be found
on the seventh page of this issue from
W. H. Jacoby.
On Saturday last. Geo. E. Elwell,
trustee, sold the S. Baldy property in
Catawissa to P. B. Ervin for $2000.
' Real estate in Catawissa is advanc
ing. Judge Hughes recently sold a
property there, of one hundred feet
front, for $2400 cash.
With the changes in type, in width
of column, in form and in size that has
been made in The Columbian this
week, it has been impossible to get
everything just as it should be. If
there are any imperfections in thepa(
er they will be remedied as soon as
Harinan & Hassert are doing a
great business. Their men find con
stant employment, and at good wages.
The Bloom Band went to Millville
on Wednesday afternoon, to attend a
concert and supper.
A. O. Stonge, of Montour township,
was the first person to pay his subscrip
tion on January 1, 1891.
Casper Kressler always has a sup
ply of ice cream even during the ex
treme cold weather. He has some
customers who desire it all the year,
and he therefore makes sufficient to
accommodate any who may call.
The Y. M. C. A. is now getting on
a'permanent basis, and expects soon
to have a hall and reading room where
its members and the- public generally
may congregate and receive mutual
At the request of a number of our
readers we shall resume the publica
tion of the Bloomsburg Market reports
and correct them weekly. The New
York market reports will also appear
I. Maier's clothing store is illumina
ted by three very large coal oil lamps,
the tank of each holding thre gallons.
They make his store very brilliant,
and show off his large stock of goods 10
great advantage.
The Christmas celebration of the
Sunday school of the Episcopal church
was held last Saturday evening. The
scholars were presented .with candies
and fruit, and a Christmas tree was ar
ranged in the chancel. The exercises
were of an interesting character.. ,
T. H. Edgar's new plaining mill at
Stillwater was completed in sixty days
after the old one was destroyed by
fire. He has increased his capacity
and will soon be in running order, fully
prepared to fill orders for all kinds of
mill work. Hardy is an enterprising
business man.
James Magee & Co., inform us
that they have lately added all neces
sary machinery to their dye house,
putting this part of the establishment
in complete working order, lor supply
ing the entire mill with every color
needed in the process of weaving.
The dye house contains fourteen dye
tubbs, from whence the yarn goes into
two large washers and then . into
a hydro-extractor; this last machine
throwing the water from the yarn by
centrifugal force. , They have also
added a dryer, a two compartment
machine through which the yarn passes,
taking about two hours to pass from
the first compartment into the second,
and then making the exit from the
delivery end, dry and ready for use.
They are, to use carpet-sellers par
lance, "bang up with orders,", and
more coming. Their main trouble at
present is to prepare yarn in the wind
ing department fast enough for the
weavers. More girls and boys are
needed in these departments, and such
would have no trouble in securing em
ployment by applying at the mill.
For scrofula in every form Hood's
Sarsaparilla is a radical, reliable rem
edy. , It has an unequalled record of
cures. '
This place has made many im
provements in the past few weeks,
the most notii able of which is a neat
iron fence around the cemetery.
Prof. H. E. Yorks of Oriole, one of
Lycoming county's teachers, came
home on Christmas to visit his par
ents for a few days. 1 le will return to
Muncy this week' and attend Teachers'
Institute, where he will take part as an
Messrs. Charles and Abncr Evcr
hart of Philadelphia and Bloomsburg
respective y, are spending the holi
days at home.
Most of the men who were working
in the woods have come home on ac
count of the deep snow. They say it
was three feet deep on the North
Mountain before Xmas.
Mr. and Mrs. Nehimiah Kile started
for Berwick last week, whete they will
visit several of their children who live
at that place.
Rev. S. P. Boon began protracted
meeting at the Union church bust
Monday night. The meeting seems
to be pretty well attended, and with
such an earnest worker as Rev. Boon
at the head it will no doubt be a very
profitable meeting.
Frank Yorks has been kept busy
butchering every day in the past two
months, for the farmers around here,
and he says he is not done yet. Frank
is a good hand and the people know
We are anxious to see The Colum
bian in its new form and hone to
read more news from different parts of
the county in the future. hy not
let us hear what is going on in our
own county? It would certainly be
entertaining and we hope instructive
to know what the people are doing in
different places around us: how the
schools are getting along ; whether the
farmers are satisfied and how all
others are pleased with the world and
the people in it.
' Mark Taim.ev,
rienty of snow. Good sleighing. 1
Rumor says there will be a wedding
in our neighlwrhood e're long., They
say Mr. A. Walks is as sprightly as a
boy. We hope he may realize the
desire of his heart.
Mr. Everhart, our new auctioneer
quitted himself very creditably at the
recent sale of C. I). Carpenter.
Through his energy and skill, the vari
ous articles were sold at prices equal to
Mr. Jasper Kitchen buried one of
his children in Waller cemetery on
Sunday Dec. 21.
. Mr. Ira Everhart has gone to Ber
wick. He expects to engage in the
employ of Jackson Wooden Mfg. Co.
Mr. Abner Everhart was home to
spend Christmas with his father and
mother. 1
Miss Adra Fritz, of Town Hill is
visiting mends and relatives in this
We are glad to say that our friend
and neighbor. Mr. B. r. rntz, is again
recovered from his recent illness.
The monument of Charles Roberts
erected in Waller cemetery is a fitting
tribute to his memory. ,
.The county institute is over and our
teachers have again resumed work.
Messrs. Yorks and Butt express a very
good opinion of the exercises at insti
tute and are beginning their work of
' 1 raining young ideas to shoot"' with
renewed energy. The boys say Press
is ' awful cross'', but we only voice
public sentiment when we heartily en
dorse his firm measures of discipline.
What has become of our new
church? Has the cold weather frozen
out the recent efforts?
We are not inclined to be hasty in
any of our. dealings with our friends
and associates, but the disturbance
in church at Wagner's a few evenings
ago has aroused the righteous indig
nation of several of our citizens. We
hope it may not occur again, if it does
the offending parl' may not escape as
easily as it did on last Saturday even
ing. The fact of his being full" may
justly excite pity, but it cannot atone
for such conduct in the midst of public
Hunting season is over. The boys
give the wild deer rest now, but some
of the sly timid "dears" are no doubt
enjoying something better than' rest,
during these fine moon-light evenings
Rev. Dr. J. H. Hopkins, formerly
of Williamsport, and well known by
many here, writes from Trov N. Y.,
that he is slowly growing weaker, and
never expects to recover from the
malady with which he is affected.
A party of a dozen young men ren
dered some excellent vocal music on
the streets on Christmas night. They
serenaded a number of residences, and
their voices sounded very well on the
midnight air.
Jos. Kcim purchased the property
of Widow Brown, deceased, recently
at executor's sale
Mrs. Dyer McHcnry spent a few
days in town visiting friends recently,
Henry Hagenbuch has so far re
covered from his recent attack of ill
ness as to be able to travel about as
Mrs. Frank Case of Numedia visited
at Silas Young's the past week.
John, youngest son of I. J. Kester
has taken to himself abetter half from
Mrs. G. P. Reighard has returned
from the west.
I M. P. now wears a pleasant
smile, not only for the amount of poul
try sold for holiday trade, but on ac
count of the ten pound boy presented
him lately.
Last Friday Dame Nature supplied
the boys with a mantle of snow.
Happy, yes they are happy, but we
have no use for such a deep snow. .
Mrs. Mina Young of Benton town
ship died last Friday and was buried
at Hamiline on the following Monday.
A husband and infant survive. The
deceased belonged to a large family
of children, three of whom only, are
now living, all having died young in
Rev. A. Houtz and wife were the
recipients of handsome Christmas
presents the former of a beautiful
and substantial lap-robe, and the lat
ter of a very fine dinner and tea set,
consisting of 105 gilt-edge pieces.
The Orangeville, Zion and St. James
congregations jointly contributed to
ward their purchase, for which the
Rev. gentlemen and lady are very
grateful to the donors of the highly
appreciated gifts. In referring to
them after the sermon last Sunday the
Brother said : "Thanks. Such tokens
of friendship draw the cords of union
between' pastor and people to a closer
and more perfect fellowship."
Amos Hartman, formerly from this
place but now of Delaware is visiting
friends at his former home.
A warning for wood and coal The
late snow.
The next entertainment of the
"Star Course" will be held in the
Opera House Wednesday evening,
January 7th, 1891,' when the Lotus
Glee Club, assisted by Miss Minnie
Marshall, Reader, will appear for the
first time in Bloomsburg. This club
is composed of a quartette who have
sung together since 1886 and Mr.
Frank J. Smith, accompanist. They
have a reputation which is not only
national but extends to England where
for the past three years they have
been the leading sensation of the Lon
don summer season, where they had
the honor of appearing with " Mme.
Adelina Patti before an audience of
14,000 persons.
Miss Minnie Marshall, Reader, has
been with the Lotus Club for the past
three seasons and has added mater
ially to the enjoyment of their audiences.
Her recitals while adding the neces
sary variety are fully up to the high
standard of musical selections of the
The Lotus Club were in Danville
some weeks ago and gave very general
All lovers of good music should
come out and hear this really fine
A fox hunting party was out on
Friday last and succeeded in captur
ing one animal alive. The hunters
were J. H. Mercer. W. F. Bodine, C.
E. Savage, Silas Chamberlin, Thomas
Vannatta and some others. They
started up a second fox but some
other hunters happed the cramp, the
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report of guns was heard and the
hounds all came running back. There
is evidently a crreat deal of excitement
t -----
in a fox hunt, judging from the en
thusiasm with which it is entered into
by many of our sportsmen.
Prothonotary. W. H. Snyder closes
his two terms of office with a very
creditable record. He has been at
t;ntive to his duties, always courteous
r.nd obliging to all who treated him in
the same way, and always ready to de
fend his rights. He goes out of office
with the best wishes of the bench and
bar. Mr. Snyder is a member of the
bar and will probably follow his pro
fession. Easy expectoration, increased pow
er of the lungs and the enjoyment of
rest, are the rewards, upon taking Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup, to all consump
tives. . Cuts, burns ajid all other wounds,
can be cured in a short time by the
use of Salvation Oil, the greatest cure
on earth for pain. Price 25 cents
Ab.iost every day brings new evi
dence of the new life infused into the
working of our Normal School. It is
perhaps, true that no other school in
the stale has a Board of Trustees who
are eer on the alert to discover the
need of the school along any line ;
and to see any place for improvement
or any point of advantage is but the
index of its fulfillment. If any proof
were needed, it is abundantly found
m the elegant refurnishing of the stud
ents' looms, in the equipment of the
most complete Manual Training De
partment of any Normal School in the
state, and in the recent prize taken
in the line of progressive, thoughtful
The Principal, Prof. J. P. Welsh, is
determined, and the Board of Trus
tees are giving him very loyal mipport,
that nothing shall be left undone that
shall place the school assuredly and
justly in the very front rank of educa
tional thought.
Two teacners have just been added
to the faculty, who give promise of
grand results. The one, Miss Melissa
S. Perley, a graduate ot the Oswego
Normal of New York, and who was
for ten years 'critic' teacher in 'the
State Normal School of Dayton, Ohio,
comes to take charge of the upper
grade of the Model school. 1 )r. Shel
don, of Oswego, recommends her very
The other new member in the fac
ulty is Ex. Co. Supt. James M. Cough
lin of Luzerne County. The securing
of Prof. Coughlin on the teaching
force of our Normal School, is indeed
a matter for profound self-congratulation.
We have not time nor space to notice
the important events in Mr. Cough
lin's life since his birth in 1848, nor
yet, since he began his career as a
teacher in 1868, but the steps of pro
gress that especially prepared and fit
ted him for the very prominent posi
tion he occupies to-day among the
educators of our country, are plainly
apparent in his wonderful manage
ment of the public schools of Luzerne
county. He came to the Superinten
dency of Luzerne county fresh from
the public schools of Kingston, Pa.,
and previously was Senior Principal of
the male and female academy at New
The Wilkes-Barre Record, com
menting on his retirement from the
superintendency last June said: "The
county of Luzerne loses a tried and
true public servant. For twelve years
he has made the rounds of this large
county and has brought the schools
up to a high degree of proficiency.
He took his place when there was"
confusion, he leaves a splendid system.
The Keening Leader, Wilkes
Barre, said at that time: "There are
more brilliant men, there are men
who flash and scintillate more, there
are men more deeply read, men whose
knowledge of things obstruse to the
ordinary mind, is deeper and more
profound, but there are few men
who have so wide an extent of prac
tical knowledge, or a better compre
hension of how to impart it to others ;
there are few who have so thorough a
knowledge of our schools and of our
scholars, and there are absolutely none
so completely wrapped up in his work.
One cannot know James M. Cough
lin a week, nor a day without seeing
that his thoughts are prolific of good
fruit which the schools get, digest and
profit by."
In addition to the above, it is gen
erally acceded that Prof. Coughlin as
a Co , and State Inst, worker, is one
of the most acceptable in the
state. Beginning with the last week
of Aug. he has filled every week since
then in the counties of ovir own
state and of New Jersey and Delaware.
All things considered, then, the
securing of Prof. James M. Coughlin
on the Faculty of our Normal School
is a real prize and should be a source
of much gratification to every friend of
the school.
Lloyd P. Zaner at Jamison City has
fine turnouts in his livery stable. The
sleighing is excellent in that section
and he is ready to accommodate all.
He, is prepared at all times to take
parties to any section. Those wish
ing to reach Ganoga lake or to cross
over the mountain to Laporte or
other points should call upon him.
On the first Monday of last term it
was remarked by the Court that on
such day there was no necessity for
the use of a stenographer. Acting up.
on that suggestion Prof. Walker makes
no charge against the county for that
day nor will he in the future unless re
quired by the Court to take notes of
an issue of fact.
There is some talk of a banquet on
the occasion of the installation of
the newly elected officers of the Royal
The great annual social affair has
come and gone. The Tenth Winona
Reception was held at the Exchange
Hotel on Friday night, and the occa
sion was fully up to any event of the
kind heretofore held, notwithstanding
the snow storm. The nvisic was fur
nished by De Picrro's orchestra of
Dnfton, five pieces, and it was exceed
ingly satisfactory to everybody. The
grand march began at 9:30, and from
that hour until nearly five o'clock in
the morning "there was a sound of
revelry by night." and the light fantas
tic toe was tripped most merrily, with
the exception of an hour for refresh
ments. Among those present were : R W.
Oswald and wife, Geo. E. Elwell and
wife, S F. Peacock and wife, H. A.
McKillip and wife, C. W. Funston
and wife. Dr. Jones and wife of Ply
mouth, Misses Annie Jameson, Maine
Schoch, Lilla Sloan, Annie Ent,
Madge Drinker, Elizabeth W. McKcl
vy, Annie Miller, Vida Miller, Daisy
Williams, Maud Runyan. Beth Run
yan, Ella Fox, Annie Maize, Carrie
Jameson, Louise Jameson, May Bark
ley, Josie Barklcy, Katie Gardner,
May Kuhn, Miss Pennypacker of
Philadelphia, Miss Stuart of Berwick,
Mame Eyer, Sarah Moody and Jessie
Mann of Sunbury.
Mr. Rcnshaw of Plymouth, Mr.
Evans of Berwick, John Gilbert of
Philadelphia, Dr. J. C. Reifsnyder of
Milton, Mr. Melick of New Jersey,
Frank Pursel, Frank Wilson, Fred
Williams, Frank Ikeler, Fred Ikeler,
S. H. Harman, W. S. Rishton, Dr.
Meredith and Dr. Trowbridge of Dan
ville. J. M. Clark, C. W. McKelvy, W.
C. Levcrett, Thomas Hanly, Frank
Sloan. William Drinker, Skiles Mc
McKillip, Prof. II. A. Chapin of
Springfield, Mass., Charles McIIenry
of Baltimore, Clark Sloan.
Supper was served at 11:30, and
consisted of salads, oysters, coffee,
ham, rolls, celery, ice cream, cake,
fruits. It was served on small tables,
and no unnecessary time was lost in
its consumption. As soon as the din
ing room was cleared dancing was re
sumed, and continued until nearly five
o'clock. In all its details the party
was perfectly arranged all the manage
ment at the hotel was most excellent,
the music was good, and the ladies
were all arrayed ; in charming costumes
many of them new for the occasion.
Go where you will, Bloom does not
take a back seat for anybody. For
refinement and elegance, and for the
beauty of her ladies and costumes and
taste in dress, she is not surpassed.
The Tenth Winona was a great suc
cess. The Eleventh Winona will be
looked forward to with pleasure.
On Saturday afternoon at three
o'clock court convened for the pur
pose of hearing some special matters
that had been set down for that time.
Judge Ikeler filed an opinion in the
matter of the injunction against the
Electric Light and Power Company.
After a careful examination of all the
evidence he dissolves the injunction
on the legal principle that when all
the allegations of the bill are denied
in the answer the injunction must be
dissolved. As to the allegations of
irregularity in the charter he holds
that the court has no jurisdiction, as
the validity of the charter cannot be
inquired into in a collateral proceed
ing, the only way in which it can be
attacked being by proceedings in quo
warranto before the Attorney General.
Quo warranto proceedings have
been started, and there will be a hear
ing on the 8th, at Harrisburg.
In one of the show windows of the
Lowenberg store there has been a dis
play of hand-painted china for the
past two weeks. Many pieces disap
peared before Christmas, having been
purchased for gifts. The decoration
was the work of Miss Regina Lowen
berg, and it is executed in a most
skillful and artistic manner. Some of
the pieces are imitations of Royal
Worcester, and no one but an expert
could tell the difference. A few ar
ticles are still left, but they will not re
main long as the exceedingly low
prices for that kind of work will insure
a speedy sale.
H. G. and W.- H. Housel are manu
facturing and selling the Wells, Econ
omical Erasers for school black boards.
These erasers are said to be the best
in the market, and the demand for
them is rapidly increasing. School
directors should ascertain the merits
of these goods before buying erasers
for jheir respective districts.
Among the Christmas decorations
in the Episcopal church is a quantity
of holly from the south, presented
through the kindness of Mr. B. G.
Mrs. F. P. Billmeyer is improving
Hon. C. R. Buckalew came home
from Washington to spend the week.
Mrs. Lewis spent last week with l:er
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Yannatta.
J. S. Woods, of Stillwater, intend;;
to move to Bloomsburg.
Col. Jameson spent Sunday a! home
his first visit here in six weeks.
Miss Pennypacker of Philadelphia,
is visiting friends in town.
Miss Emma Caswell i.; visiting Jier
brother, J. O. Caswell, at York.
Samuel H. Harman will go to Chel
tenham Academy on Tuesday to de
vote his time to study.
Mrs. Charles Snyder, of Dansvi'.le,
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Freas Brown.
She is a neice of Mrs. Brown.
William S. Rishton came home
from Philadelphia last week to spend
the holidays.
Mrs. Harvey Long and family visited
her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. I'.' Knapp
the past week.
R. C. Neal and family of Harrisburg
were among those who sC.ime back tj
the old homestead for the holidays.
A. W. Duy went south last week to
visit with his parents during the holi
days. Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Wirt have is
sued invitations for a large party 0:1
the night of January 5th.
Geo. A. Clark of Tyrone, and Ar
thur A. Clark of Harrisburg, spent
Christmas in town with their relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Oswald spent
Christmas in Berwick with Mrs. Os
wald's patents.
Prof. Francis Heck of Jackson Cen
tre, Michigan, visited his friends in
this section the past week.
Morris Sloan, who is attending
Business College at Scranton, came
home for the holidays,
N. U. Funk, Esq.,. spent several
days in Philadelphia last week on
Mrs. Dr. Arment has returned from
Philadelphia, after an absence of sev
eral weeks visiting her relaf'ves the?.
Frank Miller is spending his Christ
mas vacation at home, from Lafayette
A. K. Smith, of Jerseytown, fell on
the ice a few days ago and received
some injuries that have kept him in
the house ever since.
Louis Townsend of Carlisle arrived
home on Monday of last week and
remained over Christmas with his
Miss Annie Ent, Miss Jennie Lock
ard and Charles P. Elwell, students at
the oN. E. Conservatory of Music, are
at h me for the holidays.
J. Howard Kline and family of
Weston, Wood County. Ohio, are visit
ing friends in and about Orangeville
Dr. G. Stuart Kirbv and wife of
Mauch Chunk, spent Christmas in
Bloomsburg with Mrs. Kirby's pat
ents, Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Kuhn.
Edward Drinker of Scranton, and
Richard Drinker of B-thleh
home to spend Christmas with their
Miss Mildred Knorr's paper on
;Gvmnastics." read before the Cnnntv
Institute, has been hi-rhlv snoken of
by competent judges as a very excel
lent production.
Tohn Gilbert of Fhiladc'nli i.i. snn nf
George S. Gilbert of Catawissa, divided
his time between Catawissa and
Bloomsburg the past week. He is em
ployed in the P. & R. office in the
W. M. Monroe of Runert ums
broucht home recentlv in a feeble cm.
dition, suffering from nervous prostra
tion, lie are pleased to annonnce
that he is now imnrovinLT. and evnerr
soon to be able to attend to business.
Frank H. Wilson, who has been
clerking in I. W. McKelvy's store for
several years, nas accepted a position
with a mercantile house in Philadel
phia, and will enter upon his duties as
i ii- , . , j. .
iraveumg salesmen tne hrst ot the year.
Dr. Edward F. Smith is snpndimr .1
couple of weeks in town visitins rela
tives. He holds the responsible posi-'
tion of House Physician at the In-
lants nospitai, Kandalls Island, New
York Citv. under the control f the
City Board of Corrections and Chari
ties. Among the welcome visitors to our
town during the past week, was Trol".
Chanin, formerly of the N Sr-linl
now of Spring-field, Mass. where he i;t
connected with the High School, and
also has some business interests it
returned here to visit friends, to attend
the Winona Reception and Miss Cur
ran's wedding.