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RLOOMSBURG, PA., THURSDAY MARCH 4, 1909.
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JAMES BOYD ROBISON.
Found Dead In Bed on Tuday Morning.
Captain J. B. Robisou was found
dead in bed at his home in Ivspy on
Tuesday morning. His health had
been poor for the past two years,
but he was able to be around most
of the time. He was in town on
Monday, and remarked to his wife
that he was feeling unusually well.
During Monday night he com
plained of feeling ill, and his wife
arose and got him some medicine,
which relieved him. At eight
o'clock Tuesday morning she was
in his room, and he said he was
feeling as well as usual. At nine
o'clock she went back and called
him, and he made no answer. Then
she found that he had passed away.
He was lying just as she had left
him, an hour before, and appeared
to Lc sleeping.
Captain Robison was ( bom in
Bloomsburg, January 3, 1838, the
son of William and Betsy Barton
Robison. He was educated in the
private schools of Bloomsburg, and
at fourteen was ready for college.
At sixteen he began teaching, and
continued at this work for a short
time. About 1850 he entered La
fayette College, where he lemained
until the end of his Sophomore
year. Some years later the college
gave him the degree of Master of
Arts. He went to Mercer county,
Pa., where he was reading law
when the War of the Rebellion
broke out. He was the first man
from that county to enlist, being a
member of Co. G, 10th Penna. Re
stive Corps. He was wounded at
Second Bull Run, and discharged
from service because of disability,
December 31, 1862. In June, 1863
he joined Co. II, 35th regiment of
emergency men, of which company
he was captain. On the mustering
oukof this company in August 1863
he resumed his law studies at Mer
cer, Pa. '
He was admitted to the bar, No
vember, 1863. Later he became a
clerk in the commissary department
and while thus engaged, on- Sep
tember 26, 1864 he was captured
and confined in Libby prison until
February 7, 1865. On his release
he returned to Mercer. In 1867 Tie
returned to Bloomsburg and began
the practice of law, residing here
until 1894, when be moved to Espy.
Bloomsburg, up to a few years ago.
in His office, however, he continued
Mr. Robison was District Attor
ney of Mercer county one year, was
United States Commissioner three
or four years and has also served as
Notary Public and county and bor
ough Solicitor. He was a Knight
Templar, and in the thirty-second
degree Scottish Rite, and has sery
d the order in nearly all its vari
ous offices. He was also a member
of the Patrons of Husbandry and
of the Union Veteran Legion. He
uuited with the Presbyterian church
in 1866, and has since been a mem
ber. On October 16, 1873 he married
Jennie, daughter of Daniel and
Mary Ann Case Breece, who sur
vives him. 'f hers are living eight
children: Martha E.., at home; J.
Boyd, residing above Espy; Bessie
M., Jennie, graduate nurses of Phil
adelphia; Emily, a student at Tern- i
pie College, Philadelphia; Wil-
hani, of New Castle, and Irwin, at
He is also survived by one sister,
Mrs. Millie Barber, who resides in
the west. Other sisters, all deceas
ed, were Mrs. Ario Pardee, Mrs.
George Markle, Mrs Jane Elliott,
Mrs. N. L. Campbell, and Miss
The funeral will be held on Fri
day afternoon at 1 130 o'clock and
the burial will take place at the Ai
med i a cemetery.
WE STILL LEAD.
The Columbian Printing
Housk, which has been under the
same management for a third of a
century, is still at the head of the
procession, and intends to stay
Notwithstanding the fact that
our equipment is more than double
that of any other job printing es
tablishment in the county, exten
sive additions and improvements
have recently been made. The
seventh press has been installed,
five of which are run by electric
Within the past few mouths
over thirty new faces of the latest
type have been added to our
already large stock, giving us an
unequalled variety to select from,
and affording greater facilities for
doing printing Of every kind, from
the smallest card up to the most
A large stock is kept constant
ly in general printing supplies, so
that it is seldom necessary for a
customer to wait for his job until
the stock can be ordered from the
Our work has been an advertise
ment for itself. We have never em
ployed a solicitor to gather in work,
as orders have come in fast enough
to keep us busy, but in these days
of push and hustle, and scramble
for supremacy, it is necessary to
toot one's own horn occasionally in
order that no one may forget him.
The Columbia Printing House
occupies its own building. It has
more floor space than any other
printing office in the county, and
none to spare at that. Its facilities
are more than double, and the
stock of material carried is several
times more than any other. Its
workmen are unsurpassed, and the
prices as low as they can be made
consistent with good work.
We respectfully invite the pat
ronage of all those who are not yet
among our clientele, and we are
duly grateful to the many friends
who have so liberally favored us
during the many years we have
been in the business.
In conclusion we would say that
notwithstanding the many recent
improvements in the office, there
are others in contemplation which
will be made in the near future.
Two popular young people join
ed hearts and hand9 on Wednesday.
They were William Frank Kline of
Rohrsburg, and Miss Thursa Lo
zoria Drake of Bloomsburg.
The wedding took place at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. W. Drake, on Fifth
street, at noon, Rev. E. R. Heck
man performing the ceremony.
Only the respective families and a
few near friends were present. The
bride was attired in an Empire
gown of silk messaline.
The young -couple left on the D
L. & W. train for a three weeks'
wedding tour, and on their return
will reside in Bloomsburg.
The bride is one of the first grad
uate nurses of the Joseph Ratti
Hospital, and Mr. Kline. is a suc
cessful traveling salesman. He is
a member ot the Wheelmen Club.
POOR DIRECTOR APPOINTED.
On Monday the court appointed
Emory D. Hageubuch a director of
Bloom Poor District to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of O.
T. Wilson. Mr. Hageubuch is
well qualified for the position.
J. H. Maize has moved his law
and insurance office from the Town
send building to his residence on
'American BnnV.s are most carefully
On tJ3 character cf tlie directorate of a
B.ink and its nianag.'mciit re.ts public
confidence iitocssary to Its success.
Moral: The directors of this Bank are
forever devoted to its Interests.
WOULDN'T IT BE WELL
i YOU TO CAST IN YOUR LOT
WITH THIS BANK.
THE BLOOMSBURG MATIOIjAt BANK
COUNTY TAX RATE 5 MILLS.
Resolution Adopted to outline Financial
On Thursday last the County
Commissioners fixed the county tax
rate for 1909 at 5 mills The esti
mated expenses of the county is
$102,158. The valuation of taxable
property is about $14 000,000. A
five' mill tax on this basis will pro
duce over $70,000.
Commissioner Lenhart offered
the following resolution:
Whereas Columbia County has
never had a financial policy and no
provision is or has ever been made
to meet the bonds falling due each
Whereas, the bonds and interest
payable this year (1909) are $33,
258 or about 63 per cent of the
county's income, the total of which
is about $53,000, under the present
rate of taxation. .
Whereas, the estimated expendi
tures of the county for the year
1909 are $69,100. This estimate
includes the commissions of the tax
.collectors and the treasurer, which
was never before included. Add to
this the bonds and interest payable,
we have a total of $102,158, that
the Commissioners must provide
for this year. If the policy of short
time loans (if it can be called a
policy) is not stopped at once, in
two years the bonds and interest
falling due will amount to the total
income of the county.
And, whereas, we the board of
County Commissioners, realizing
that this is a matter of great im
portance to the taxpayers of the
county, it is necessary for a finan
cial policy, not only to govern this
board, but, a policy that is broad
enough to govern future boards,
and to make provision for the pay
ment of the county's obligations in
the future. Therefore be it,
Resrlved, that it is the sense of
this board that if we, the Board of
County Commissioners, outline
such a policy, it in all probability
would not be carried out in the
future, therefore we believe that if
we can procure nine public spirited
citizens to act without compensa
tion, as a Commission, to investi
gate the finances of the county and
outline a general policy to conduct
the same it would be of vast ad
vantage to' every taxpayer and
would govern future boards, and
therefore, be it
Resolved, that we appoint a com
mission of nine public spirited busi
ness men of Columbia county and
request that they act in the capac
ity, and that upon receiving the
consent of the nine citizens that we
furnish them with a competent
secretary and with whatever else
they deem necessary to further the
object in view.
Severance & Roberts will make
extensive changes in the Tooley
store room, preparatory to their oc
The frame building in the rear
of the present brick building will
be removed and a two-story brick
addition will be erected, size 30 x
70 feet. The entire front will be
changed, and the entrance will be
from the pavement with no step.
When these contemplated improve
ments are made It will be one of
the finest store rooms in this sec
tion. George Norman of Woodbury,
N. J. is visiting his mother on Cen
BAR ASSOCIATION MEETING.
Important Business Transacted r.nd Com
An important and largely attend
ed meeting of the Columbia Coun
ty Bar Association was held in the
Grand Jury room o 1 Saturday
when several matters of importance
to the profession were considered,
and committees appointed to take
action upon them. The meeting
was presided over by Col; John G.
Freeze, president of the association.
A resolutio 1 was unanimously
passed endorsing Hon. Charles
Rice, of Luzerne county, as a can
didate for the vacancy on the Su
preme Court Bench.
Two Grand Juries having rec
ommended that the special Act of
Assembly under which all fines im
posed by the Court go to the Col
umbia County Law Library Asso
ciation be repealed, and as the as
sociation thought that an effort
would be made at this session of
the Legislature to have an Act
passed repealing the same, a com
mittee consisting of Messrs. Smith,
M'Killip and Herring was appoint
ed to use their efforts to oppose the
passage of such an Act.
Another matter which, was con
sidered was the fee bill. A com
mittee consisting of Messrs. Ikeler,
Harman, Smith, Kreischer aud
Jackson was appointed to revise the
A committee consisting of Messrs.
Duy, Herring, Johuston, Evans,
El ties and Kline was appointed to
revise the constitution and by-laws
of the association. The rules of
the Law Library Association will
also be revised by a committee con
sisting of Messrs. Rhawu, Fisher
REV. ISAAC 0. BEST.
When the Bloomsburg Literary
Institute first occupied its new
building on the hill in 1867, what
is now known as the Auditor
ium, Prof. Henry Carver was the
Principal and he gathered around
him an excellent faculty. Among
the teachers was Isaac O. Best,
teacher of Latin and .Greek. He
was a very popular teacher, and re
mained until 187 1.
When he left Bloomsburg he pre
pared tor the Presbyterian ministry.
A letter recently received from him
by Prof. F. H. Jenkins in answer
to one written to him, gives his re
cord since leaving here, and he has
many friends who will be interest
ed in knowiug it.
ILt was for one year Principal of
the Ittt. Morris' Academy ; three
years pastor of the Presbyterian
church at Otisco, N. Y'; sixteen
years Principal of the Clinton
Grammar School, a boys' college
preparatory school; ten years pastor
at May-field, N. Y. ; six years pas
tor at Chili, N. Y. A year ago
last August he returned to Otisco
as pastor, and is now residing there.
Nearly one hundred boys who were
under his instruction at various
times, have entered the ministry.
Prof. Best has not been in
Bloomsburg iince 1 871, 'but should
he and Mrs. Best decide to pay a
visit here we have no doubt but
that they would receive a very
Rev. J. D. Thomas will attend
the funeral of his uncle, William
Thomas, at Slatington on Satur
day. The deceased was seventy
five years old.
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