The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, June 02, 1898, Image 1

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    VOI, 33
The Seventh Annual Commence
ment exercises of the Bloomsburg
High School will take place in the
Opera House to-night. The dia
gram which has been open at Bi
dleman's book store for the past few
days shows every seat taken. The
following is the program :
Overture, Golden Sceptre, Schlep
pegrel, Orchestra.
Invocation, Rev. M. E. McLinn.
Salutatory and Recitation, The
Star Spangled Banner, Lillian Hi
Essay, The Value of the Study of
Latin, Edna Welliver.
March, Stars and Stripes For
ever, Sousa , Orchestra.
Oration, Our Naval Heroes, Ben
jamin Karslmer.
Recitation, An Incident of the
Johnstown Flood, Bessie Yetter.
Solo, Once in a Purple Twilight,
Cowles, Greta Cox.
Debate, Resolved, That the Uni
ted States should Annex Cuba.
Affirmative, Edward Lewis.
Negative, William Quick.
Recitation, The Birds of Killing
worth, Grace Chromis.
Waltzes, San Domingo, Mackay,
Oration, The Friend of the Op
pressed, Benjamin F. Carpenter.
Essay, Brief Sketches of the Class
Hannah Sullivan.
Graduation Song. Davenant.
Presentation of Diplomas by the
President of the Board, James C.
Medley, Laurendeau , Orchestra.
Recitation and Valedictory, Rev
olutionary Rising, Mabel Heist.
Benediction, Rev. M. E. McLinn.
March, America Forever, Voelker,
Mabel Ruth lieist, Lillian Ili
dlay, Benjamin Fellows Carpenter,
Florence Edna Welliver, Grace
Chromis, Hannah Sullivan, Benja
min Fry Kashner, George Edward
Lewis, Bess Florence Yetter, Greta
Elizabeth Cox, William Grier Quick,
Gertrude May Jones.
Reception at Lewisburg.
Memorial day had a double signifi
cance for Lewisburg. In addition to
the usual demonstrations which were
more extensive than ever, a royal
reception was accorded to Hon.
Pn'aski F. Hyatt, United States Con
sul at Santiago de Cuba, who return
ed to his home at that place on Mon
day. He is better known in and
about Lewisburg as Dr. Hyatt. He
practiced medicine there prior to his
appointment in the consular service.
In the evening another reception was
tendered the Consul in the Methodist
He said land force can be used to
advantage' in Cuba, but the move
ment should be made at once, as the
rainy season is about due there.
The Spanish army in Cuba at present,
he said, included about 60,000 men
in fighting condition, strung along the
edges of the island. About 35,000
insurgents hold the center of the
island, and about 35,000 more are
without proper military equipment.
Llewellyn Evans, hoisting engineer
at the Glendale colbery, Scranton fell
into the ventilating fan about n
o'clock Friday morning, and his body
was cut into a hundred pieces. The
colliery was not in operation and it is
not known just how the fearful acci
dent occurred. The supposition is
that he lost his balance while oiling
• the gearing. It was about one o'clock
when the accident was discovered by
Fireman Willard Sweet, who sought
Evans to have him run the engine
operating the rope on the culm plane.
The deceased was of middle age. He
was married and is survived by his
wife and six children, who live near
Greenwood school.
It is now about one month since
the actual hostilities began with
Spain and but one Spanish fleet,
(at Manila) has been bagged, and
the enemy's army in Cuba has not
yet been driven out of that island,
and it seems as if the Spaniards
there were still exercising all the
same authority which they ever
did. That the existing state of
affairs will be changed later 011,
there is no doubt, but the early ter
mination of the war does not seem
within the range of probability.
The hot headed Congressmen who
were so anxious to throw the
country' into war, will no doubt
discover that wiping Spain from
the face of the earth is no ten
o'clock piece.
Wltyt Columbian.
The first oratorical contest by the
Junior class of the Bloomsburg High
School was held m the Opera House
Monday evening, and drew an im
mense audience, every seat being oc
cupied. The Judges were Prof. W.
L. Houck of Berwick, Prof. Harry
Eves of Millville, and Rev. A. H.
Smith of Berwick. They had no easy
t'me of it diciding, as every recitation
was rendered in an excellent manner.
The prizes were awarded as follows :
First, gold medal offered by R. R.
Little, Miss Maud Belig ; second, set
of books, Oliver Wendell Holmes,
offered by James C. Brown, Miss
Minnie Ent; third, gold mounted
fountain pen offered by J. C. Rutter,
Jr., Miss Mary Adams.
It was one of the most enjoyable
entertainments ever held by the school
and all who attended are unanimous
in their praise. The following was
the program:
Music—The Skater's Song,
High School Chorus.
Last Christmas was a Year Ago,
Irene Welliver.
Recitation, The Bell of Zanora,
Edith Corell.
Quartette —A Summer Lullaby,
Misses Wilson, Redeker, Ent, Moyer.
Recitation, The Burglar Alarm,
Maud Belig.
How Persimmons took cah of de Baby
Mary Kester.
Solo—A Bunch of Violets,
Margaret Richie.
Recitation, The Lost Heir,
Minnie Ent.
Recitation, The Legend ofßtegcnz,
Katherene Gorrey.
Music—Soldier's Farewell, "Kin!
High School Chorus.
Recitation, The Bashful Man
Lydia Maust.
Recitation, The Angel of Buena Vista
Mary Adams.
Music—Good Night, "W. O. Perkins"
High School Chorus.
There is considerable discussion
among business men at present as
to the effect of the war 011 prices of
the different commodities, says the
Chicago Daily Trade Bulletin , and
the younger generatioh of traders
have little idea of the high prices
which prevailed during the Rebell
ion. The following wholesale
prices prevailed in the Chicago
market during the early part of
November, 1864, and while not
representing the extreme prices
reached for some articles, they were
the current prices when all were on
about an even footing : Gold, 238
to flour per ban el, 8. 50 to
$12.75 : wheat per bushel, 1.70 to
$2; corn per bushel, 1.30 to $1.34;
oats per bushel, 64 to 66 cents ; rye
per bushel, 1.10 to 1.13; barley per
bushel, 1.45 to $1.60; beans per
bushel, 1.90 to $2.10; eornmeal per
ton, 45 to 50; bran per ton, 20 to
s2l; middlings per ton. 35 to S4O:
timothy hay per ton, 22 to $24; po
tatoes per bushel, 95c to $1 ; flax
seed per bushel, 2.10 to $2.30; tim
othy seed per bushel, 3.75 to $4 ;
clover seed per bushel, 9 to $10;
live hogs, 9.25 to $11.50; cattle,
3.25 to $6.75; sheep, 6to $7; pork
per barrel, 34 to $39; lard per pound
21 to 22 cents; butter per pound, 35
to 55 cents; cheese per pound, 22 to
25 cents ; eggs per dozen, 26 to 28
cents ; sugar per pound, 24 to 29
cents ; coffee per pound, 45 to 47
cents; wool per pound, 85 to 90
cents ; tallow per pound, 15y z to 16
cents; dried apples per pound,
to cents; brown sheetings per
yard, 451056 cents; bleached sheet
ings per yard, 50 to cents; soft
coal per ton, 9 to $10; hard coal
pet ton, 17 to S2O ; wood per cord,
10 to sl4-.
A thrilling lecture on the above
topic will be given in the Methodist
Episcopal Church of Bloomsburg, Pa.
on Friday evening June 10 by Prof.
H- P. Van Liew of New York. He
wiil illustrate his lecture by a power
ful double stereoptican, using 150
large clear views, colored by skilled
artists. It will be an interesting and
instructive lecture. That all may hear
it the admission has been fixed at a
silver offering at the door.
The lower part of the front of the
COLUMBIAN building has been re
A pretty wedding was solumnized
in the Methodist Episcopal Church
yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, when
Miss Corene, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Brown of this city was
married to William Grier Guick, of
Rupert. The ceremony was per
formed by the pastor, Rev. B. C.
Conner, in the presence of a large
number of invited guests. The maid
of honor was Miss Marguerete Doster,
of Danville. Miss Elia Shultz, of
Danville, Miss Ella Williams, of
Berwick, Miss Stella Mastella, of
Milton and Miss Mae Evans of
Bloomsburg, attended the bride. Miss
Martha Creasy, cousin of the bride,
was flower girl, and Carl Brown,
brother of the bride, best man. The
ushers were : Carlton Caswell, Joe
Townsend, Freas Quick and Reber
After the ceremony a reception was
held at the homeot the bride on Main
Street which was nicely decorated
with plants and flowers.
The bride was the recipient of
many beautiful and costly gifts. The
bride and groom left' on the noon
train for a wedding tour to different
places of interest.
William Stiff, a former Blooms
burg boy, and now of Wyoming,
writes an interesting letter to liis
parents and
are the facts concerning his arrival
at Mt. Gretna and his trip to
Chickamatiga. He says:
"On May 8 I left Wilkes-Barre
and reached Mt. Gretna at 3:00 p.
in. It was raining hard when v
got there and had been doing so for
four days straight. The grounds
were one mass of red mud. We
had to stand around in the rain and
mud until 6:30 before our names
were enrolled in the companies in
which we were to enlist. We were
then sent to the barracks and had
supper, consisting of two slabs of
bread cut about two inches thick,
with a hunk of fat and bony boiled
beef wedged between, and coffee for
those having succeeded in getting a
cup or tin can, was served at 7130.
Blankets were passed around then.
Our beds were built 4 feet high and
looked like huge shelves. We
slept about 300 or 400 in this build
ing 011 the soft side of a plank, with
our blanket wrapped around our
wet clothing. We finally got set
tled into proper companies and took
our oath of allegiance on the follow
ing Wednesday. lam a member
of Company B, 9th Regiment. We
left that place for Chickamau'ga,
May 17, passed through Ohio, Ken
tucky, Tennessee, and finally reach-
Chickamauga. We were held from
Thursday to Friday at Chatauooga,
Tenn. That city is very nice but
very odd to us northern boys. The
water supply at Chickamauga is
very poor, and that which we have
is condemned bv the doctors, and
it causes a great deal of sickness.
' But we are getting around that
since the government has furnished
11s with our team. The teamster
hauls our watc. ... barrels from a
good spring 5 miles away. We
have been poorly fed since we left
Mt. Gretna, but we kicked about it
to the captain, and now get some
thing better. Talk about early
rising and hard tack, we are getting
our full supply. I have had my
first experience at guard duty. My
first turn was from 12:30 to 2:30
Thursday, then rested until 6:30;
on guard from 6:30 to 8:30; then
from 12:30 till 2:30 in the night;
back on duty at 6:30, and final re
lief came at 9:30. Have had the
whole day to rest. The tempera
ture down here is about 100 de
grees, but we will get much hotter
that that before long. I tell you it
is hard work drilling in the boiling
hot sun. The pack that I carried
weighed about 35 or 40 pounds, but
for all that I would not change my
life if I could. It will do me good.
Put some ambition in me. We
have our streets cleaned tip and our
camp looks quite like a city. It
would be a trip worth taking to
visit this place. We do not know
where we may be taken, but it may
be either Cuba or the Phillipines.
If we go to the latter we will sei e
two years, war or no war."
William Stiff is known and re
membered by many young men of
town, and it will no doubt be good
news to them to hear how he is
getting along in the army. He is a
son of C- W. Stiff.
Lemuel Drake has moved from
Plymouth back to Buck Horn.
on account of giving up business here.
Men's, boys' and children's Clothing,
Hats and Furnishings and our entire stock
of men's, women's, misses' and children's
Shoes are to be also closed out completely.
The sale will commence next Saturday
morning, June 4th, and continue until the
entire stock is disposed of.
Everything will be sold at'
and nothing will be reserved. We close up
our business here to enter a larger field.
Here is a partial list of the goods that
are on sale.
Hen's Suits in stouts, regular and slim
sizes. Boys' Suits of every kind. Children's
Suits in Reefer, Blouse, Fauntleroy, Junior,
Vestee, and wash suits. Boys' waists of ev=
ery kind, Hen's and Boys' Hats and Caps,
including crash and straw. Hen's and boys'
sweaters. Men's and boys' shirts of every
kind. Underwear in gauze and balbriggan.
Shoes for men, women, misses and children
in black, russet and patent leather.
Sale commences Sat. morning, June 4.
The summer girl is going to be of
two kinds. One will be crisp and
cool and clean in starched muslins,
and the other will be soft and downy
like a flock of little chickens. The
first will wear dimities, percales,
piques and organdies. The others will
affect the mulls, silk and cotton, and
dainty Persian lawns and the webhke
batistes. The first will have little
trimming beyond a neat and tidy finish,
with a snug belt, while the other will
be nearly smothered in a form of lace.
One will wear skirts plainly hemmed
or at most tucked, and the otner will
have lace ruffles until no one could
compute the number of yards of lace
employed. F"or the thin summer
dresses the quantity of ruffling almost
passes belief. The sleeves are shir
red and puffed and frilled until one is
a.most lost in amaze. The waist is as
fluffy and puckery and as stifled in
delicate lace as the rest.
T;- have one bicycle and
want to go six miles. They agree
to divide the riding thus : The
first man rides the wheel a mile,
leaves it and walks on. The second
man walks and at the end cf the
mile takes the wheel and rides a
mile, the other man walking. This
they do for the distance, alternating
each mile. The wheel goes a mile
in five minutes, the walkers make
a mile in ten minutes. How much
time is saved by the plan adopted
than if both walked, and how do
they arrive ?
An exchange gives the following
good advice : Keep at work. War
is not going to ruin the country.
It will not paralyze business. It
will not stop the mills. It will not
keep people from eating. It will
not destroy the necessities. It will
not remove the demand for clothes.
The world will move along about
as usual, and the man who works
will not be the one to complain of
hard limes and the tightness of
Will McMichael of Berwick did
some phenomenal riding at the race
meet held at Mahanoy City on Deco
ration Day. He won every race in
which he was entered, including the mile open, two mile handicap,
one-mile lap race, and five mile
handicap. McMichael is one of the
coming stars.
Abram Kline, of Jackson town
ship, while in town on Wednesday,
related to a friend the story of a
peculiar find which he made some
time ago. He was plowing in some
new ground, on his premises when
a curiosity came to the surface in
the shape of a brown stone, square
on three sides. The stone is of a
transparent nature, and is covered
with lettering in some foreign lan
guage. It also contains the date
1145. Mr. Kline was offered SSOO
for the curiosity but refused it.
The examinations by the State
Board of Examiners, Henry Houck,
Deputy Superintendent of Public In
struction ; Thomas M. Stewart, Su
perintendent of Lawrence County ;
Owen R. Wilt, Superintendent of
South Bethlehem ; Francis D. Raub,
Superintendent of Allentown ; Charles
E. Moxley, Superintendent of Susque
hanna County ; S. G. Rudy, Superin
tendent of Huntingdon County ; H.
E. Reesley, Superintendent of Tioga
County and Principal Eckels, of
Shippensburg, will begin at the
Normal School on Wednesday, the
12 nd.
The well known clothing firm of
J. M. Giddiug & Co., who have
been conducting a business in
Bloomsburg for the past six years,
will close out their stock here and
locate in a larger city. This is one
of the most enterprising firms in
the town, and their store contains
one of the largest stocks of up-to
date clothing in Central Pennsyl
vania. See their advertisement
Aluminum has been decided upon
to take the place of sheet iron for the
following camp utensils for use in the
French army : The individual plate
or bowl, canteen, quart cup, and the
boiling pot or bowl for the use of four
men. An appropriation of 130,000
franc figures in the army budget to
begin the manufacture and distribu
tion of the above named articles. Dur
ing the Madagascar expedition 15,000
sets were used with great satisfaction.
Ex-Couiity Superintendent W.
C. Johnston who has been attend
ing law school at the University of
Pennsylvania, has returned to his
I home at Jerseytown.
NO. 22
Death of Mr- Joseph Hess
Mr. Joseph Hess was born in
Smithfield, Northampton (now
Monroe) county, Pa., February 28,
1827, and died at his home 011
North Front St., Lewisburg, at
1 o'clock Sunday morning. May 22,
1898, aged 71 years 2 months aud
22 days.
He was married in 1851 to Miss
Laureua Minier, of Lycoming Co.,
and came to Lewisbuig in the
spring of 1863, where he lived up
to the time of his death. Ho was
for many years a faithful employe
at the boat yard ; after leaving that
work he followed carpentering up
to within a few months of death.
Mr. Hess was a quiet, imassun
i'lg man ; was a kind husband an
indulgent father, always interested
in the welfare of those around him
During the civil war he showed his
patriotism by enlisting in Co. I,
192 Regt., Pa. InfatPry.
He had been in delicate health
for a year past. Several months
ago a large substance began to for m
on the right side of his neck which
the physician termed a tumor or
enlargement of the glands. This,
! in connection with an attack of the
grip, confined him to the house for
the past three months. At times
he suffered intensely, but the end
was peaceful. He was prepared to
answer the last great roll call.
Peace to his ashes.
The deceased is survived by his
wife and the following children :
Mark M., of Bloomsburg ; Mrs.
Elizabeth W. Becher, of Mt.
Cartnel ; Mary A., Margaret A.,
Jennie, Willard J., Charles A. and
Harvey H., of Lewisburg ; also
two brothers and three sisters, viz :
Henry of Picture Rocks ; Reuben
of Oklahoma ; Mrs. Maria Minier,
of Moreland, Lyc. Co. ; Mrs. Cath
erine Haslet, of Dewart.
The funeral was held from his
late residence on Tuesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock and was largely attend
ed by sympathizing friends and
neighbors. The services were eon
ducted by Rev. I. H. McCain, of
the Lutheran Church, of which
! deceased was a member. — Lewis
burg Chronicle.
The Annual Sunday School Con
vention opened at Espy this morning.