The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, March 11, 1909, Image 1
'itui v WOT WW roz, 43. RLOOMSli URG, PA., THURSDAY MARCH 11, 1000. AO 10. WHEN YOU WANT TO Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed Borrow Money, or Make an Investment CALL ON TIIK OLD RELIABLE - The Farmers National Bank OF BLOOMSBURG Capital, 860.OOO Surplus 8100,000 G M. CKEVKMNG, Pres. M. MILLKISEN, Cashier. DIRECTORS J. L. MOYKK W. L. WlIITK N. U. Funk C. M. Crkvkmno C. A. KtKiM C. W. Runvon Dr. J. J. Brown M. Miixeiskn 3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. MERGER SOON COMPLETED. Handsome Offices lor Columbia Power, Light and Railways Company. News has cone out from Hazle- ton that the Harwood Electric Light and Power company in a few days will sign a contract 10 iurnisn current for electric light and trolley companies of Columbia and Mon tour counties. The Harwood Electric Light and Power company, it is reported, will run a line through Nescopeck to Berwick. This will give the larm ers along the route a chance to in stall electricity in their bouses and barns and enable them to operate their machinery with power. Elaborate offices will be fitted up for the Columbia Power, Light and Railway company. The new quar ters are iu the Mover building. The plans provide for woodwork and fctruiture that will be among the finest in this section. The woodwork of the side-walls and counters will be of mission finish and is being prepared by A. B Hartman of Bloomsburg. There will be large display win dows, in which will be exhibited electrical and small gas fixtures Directlv within the doors will be located the waiting room for the various trolley lines, in which will be placed settees for the use of pas sengers. A space in the front cor ners will be given over to the dis play of gas ranges and electrical appliances. The offices will contain a tele phone sw tchboard with private connection throughout the various trolley lines as well as to the various plants and offices. The counter of fumed oak will contain at the front a opiate glass top. The various departments will be enclosed by wood and glass par titions, the offices of the cashier, auditor, railway superintendent, gas superintendent, electric super intendent and the general manager utilizing the space. All the parti tions will be panelled in wood to the height of four feet, with glass panels above. The second floor will be given ' over to a handsomely furnished di rectors' room and a room for storage purposes. In the basement will be a commodious room for motor men and conductors. AUDITORS APPOINTED. The following auditors have re cently been appointed by the court for the purposes named: . " Fred Ikeler, Esq., was appointed auditor to make distribution of the funds in the hands of V. P. Davis, executor of William S. Hirlinger, deceased. John G. Freeze, Esq., was ap pointed auditor to make distribu tion of the funds in the hands of Rev. Father Murphy, executor of Rev. Daniel Sullivan, deceased. Frank Ikeler, Esq., was appoint ed auditor to make distribution in the estate of M. O. Bowman, deceased. SPECIAL SERVICES. A week of been decided Bible Union, beginning March sand. Fred Ikeler Esq. and proba bly other speakers will address the meetings. . . Mrs. G. E. Wilbur made an ad dress to the Sunday School of St. Paul's M.E. church at Danville, last Sunday afternoon. THE COUNTY FINANCES. The county commissioners passed a resolution two weeks ago, in which they decided to appoint a commission of nine public spirited ousiness men of Columbia County. and request that they act as a com mission, to serve without compen sation, to investigate the finances of the county, and outline a polLj for future conduct of the finances This resolution manifests a desire on tne part ot tue commissioners to get right on the financial situa tion, aud to stay right if possible The proposition to appoint such a commission does not seem practi cable, mainly because of the diffi culty in nuding nine competent Dusiness men wno would be willing to accept such an appointment, and perform tne labor without compen sation. But even though the men so ap pointed would consent, it would seem' unnecessary, for such a com a mission coma arrive at only one conclusion, and that conclusion has already been reached by the county commissioners in their decision to raise the county tax rate this year, The county has a debt now of $219,643.38. This big sum has been created largely by the building of bridges. Except for the law providing for the erection of bridg es by the state, there would now be no bridge at Berwick or Cata wissa, or the debt would be very much larger. The estimated expenses of the county for 1909 is $102,158.00, in eluding bonds and interest falliug due. ran ot the bonds can, no doubt, be renewed. But the debt ought to be reduced, and the county has but one way to do it, and that is by taxation. To increase the tax rate is an un popular act, but it has been forced upon the commissioners, and there was nothing else for them to do. If the debt is to be reduced to any appreciable extent, the tax rate will have to be still further increas ed in the very near future. About the only policy that can be suggested is to take up some of the maturing bonds with a new is sue so scheduled that a few of them will mature each year, and so on, each year, until all the present out standing series shall mature and be rebonded, and in the meantime make a tax rate that will produce an income suuicieut to pay the in terest on all the bonds, take up a few of the bonds annually, and pay the current expenses of the county besides. No commission can suggest any way by which the county debt can be paid without money, and no commission can suggest any other way of raising money for county purposes, except by taxation. That is the only solution to the problem, and unpopular and undesirable us we may all consider it, it is what we shall have to come to, sooner or later. FUNERAL 'OF CAPT. ROBISON. The burial services of the late Captain J. B. Robison were held at the house last Saturday afternoon, special services has !? 'f wt Berwick upon by the Men's Th. were a uumber VlUUttlVU of beautiful floral offerings, includ ing a pillow of roses and caruatious by the Sous of Veterans, of town, and a large wreath by the Bar As sociation. The pallbearers were: C. A. Small, Wm. Chrisman and Clinton C. Herring, of the Bar As sociation; and Alexander Cohen, Charles Fornwald and B. F. Sharp- less, of the Union Veteran legion were ""American Bjr.ks are most carcfulSylj . 1 " W On tlis cturactcr of llic directorate of a Bnk and Its management rests public confidence necessary to its success. rneMl:The directors of this Bank are forever devoted to its interests, WOULDN'T IT BE WELL OR YOU TO CAST IN YOUR LOT WITH THIS BANK. ; ; Til BLOOMSBURG. PENNA RESOLUTIONS OF THE BAR. On Death olCapt. Robison. At a meeting of the Columbia County Bar Association, held in the Court House Saturday afternoon, the following resolutions, as a trib ute to the memory of Capt. J. B. Robison, were drawn up and caused to be spread upon the minutes of the Association: To the President and members of the Columbia County Bar Asso ciation: On Tuesday, March 2nd, 1909, after a useful and honorable life, Captain J. Boyd .Robison, a mem ber of the Columbia County Bar Association, died at his home in Espy. A son of William and Betsy Robison, born in Bloomsburg, January 3d, 1838, where he spent his early fyouth. He was educated in the public schools, private acad emies, graduated at Lafayette Col lege, and subsequently read law, first in the office of Jason T. Gieb- ner, Esq., afterwards with James H. Robison, Esq., Mercer, Penna., and was admitted to the Bar of Mercer County November 17th. 1863. While a student at law the Civil War broke out and he was the first man from that county to enlist, was wounded at Second Bull Run and was discharged, because of dis ability, December, 1862. June, 1863, he re-enlisted, becoming Captain of Company H., 35th regi ment. He served-with distinction, saw much active duty aud was confined in Libby Prison for more than six months, and at the close of an honorable military career he returned to Mercer count v, where he served as District Attorney. He returned to Bloomsburg in 1867 and from that time until the date 6f his death was actively en gaged in the practice of his chosen profession. His high sense of honor and his fidelity to his clients caused him to be held in high esteem by his fel low members of the Bar, while his active interest in all matters per taining to public affairs, made him man of force and influence in the community. tfour committee offers this brief tribute to the memory of Captain Robison to be spread upon the minutes of the Bar Association and filed of record in the Court. A. W. Duy, H. Mont. Smith. II. A. M'Killip, Committee. Bloomsburg, Pa., March 6th, 1909. WHEELMEN ELECTION. The annual meeting for the elec tion of officers of the Bloomsburg Wheelmen was held at the club house on Tuesday evening when the following officers for the en duing year were elected: President, George M. TustinjVice President, Prof. J. W. Goodwin; Secretary, Harry, Acheubach; Treasurer, W. C. Snyder; Librarians, S. F. Pea cock and W. E. Johnson; Audi tors, C. N. Nagle, H. S. Barton and John A. Whitney. The old Board of Governors was reelected as follows: A. W. Sharp less, John M. Clark, Fred Beglin ger, F. R. Carpenter, W. S. Reed, F. H. Wilson and C. T. Vander-slice. BLOOMSBURG CAN BEAT IT. S. R. Mason, the oldest practic ing attorney in Mercer county cele brated his eighty-second birthday on ivionaay. Mr. Mason has prac ticed law continuously for 57 years In 1878 he was the Greenback can ornate tor Governor, and made a notable canvass, receiving 8758 votes. Mr, Mason is the picture ot pertect nealtn and has erown old gracefully, bidding fair to celebrate many more natal days. Ex. Col. Freeze of Bloomsburg is in his eighty-fourth year and has been piacucing law in mis town since April 1848, and is now in the sixty second year of professional life He is the President of the Bar As sociation, arid takes an active in terest ana part in au things pro- tessiouai. E. CONCERT ! The B. S. N. S. Orchestra and Choral Club will give a concert iu Normal Auditorium, on Saturday, March 13th, at 8:15 P. M. The orchestra includes thirteen instruments and the choral club las 90 voices. Admission 15 cents. The gram opens at iiidlemau s Thursday, March 11. dia- ou Seventeen new members aririrH tr Mn'i AHnir Ttihlp 1 of which the deceased was a metn- Class at the M. E. church lastjber. Interment was made in the Sunday morning. lAltnedia cemetery. W. Dosh Holloway, a promi nent resident of Danville, and well nown iu Bloomsburg, died at his lome last Sunday, after aa illness of thirteen weeks. His age was forty four years He served in the. Twelfth Regiment in the Spauish American war, aud after that was elected first lieutenant of Co. F. Twellh Regiment for a time until he resigned. Evangelical Appointments. The Central Pennsylvania con fereuce of the, United Evangelica! church held at Lewistown during the past 'week made the following appointments tor this district. Lkwisburg District. J. W. Messinger, presiding elder. Berwick, Bower Memorial I. Spangler. Berwick, North E. D. Keen. Berwick, West E. Fulcomer. Bloomsburg E. B. Bailey. Buffalo Circuit J. D. Stover. Columbia Circuit F. H. Foss Danville VV. N. Walils Dushore H. R. Wilkes. Espy J. O. Biggs.- Lewisburg J. A. Holleubaugh. ivopez j. m. King. Luzerne Circuit R. S. Daubert. Milton A. F. Weaver. Milton Circuit I. M. Pines. Nescopeck L. M. Dice. Nuremburg J. Womelsdorf. Ransom L. Dice. Scranton W. E. Peffley. Soues-town J. H. Hertz. Unity .'ille Mission John M. Price. West Nauticoke G. W. Frey. L. A. Harris and F. F. Maver. members of Unityville quarterly conference; S. Aurand, Berwick, Bovver Memorial quarterly confer ence; S. M. Smith, Buffalo Valley quarterly conference; W. I. Statu bach, missionary to China, Milton quarterly conference. II. Bruce Clark and C. A. Cas well received their handsome new White Steamer automobiles last week. Miss Ella Watson has gone to Amsterdam, N. 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