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HL 0 OMSD UR G, PA., THURSDAY APRIL 8, 1909.
WHEN YOU WANT TO
Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed
Borrow Money, or Make an Investment
CALL ON THE OLD RELIABLE -
The Farmers National Bank
Capital, $60,000 Surplus $100,000
C M. C REVELING, Pres. M. MILLEISEN. Cashier.
1 L Moykr N. U. Funk C. M. Crkvkmno C. A. Klkim
W. L. White C. W. Runyon Dr. J. J. Brown M. Milleiskn
3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
First Meeting Held Monday
Night, and Organization
Few Changes in Appointments.
Bloomsburg' s Town Council for
the curreut year are: F. J. Richard,
President; C. W. Runyon, James
Magec, C. A. Pursel, Harry C. Ru
Ion, I. L. Rabb and Wellington
Kashner, members. The last two
named are new members.
The oath of office was adminis
tered to the members by President
Richard on Monday night.
The salary of the secretary was
fixed at $25 per mouth, an increase
of five dollars, as the secretary will
have more work to do than in the
past, in the way of additional boo it
keeping. Frank P. Zarr was unan
The compensation of the town
treasurer was fixed at one per cent.,
excluding interest on temporary
loans, repayment or Donas, ana nis
own commission. D. W. Camp
bell was unanimously elected treas-
The salary of Chief of Police was
fixpd at Us. oer month, two suits
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of clothes, an overcoat, and two
weeks vacation on salary, t. r.
Baum and Mr. Cooper were nomi
nated. Baum was elected by a vote
rf e to i.
Kor tnwn solicitor, the salary was
fixed at $500, that to be his salary
for attending to all legal business,
inside and outside of court, includ
ing the filing of liens, and any oth
er letral advice needed. John G.
Harman Esq. was unanimously
The salary of street commissioner
was fixed at $45 per month for his
full time and attention.
J. II. Giger was elected unani-
For building inspector the salary
was fixed at $15 per year. Mr.
Richard appointed Samnel Shaffer,
wViirh wns annroved bv the council.
The high constable's salary was
fixed at $36 a year.
Miles W. Betz was unanimously
The salary of the Town Hall jan
itnr was fixed at $12. so per month
The following applications were
riaA- Frank L. Girton and E. F.
Dietterick. The vote resulted as
Girton 2. Mr. Dietterick was
The salarv of town engineer was
fixed at 50c per hour, he to keep
his own time. 1. C urown was
The salarv of the street cleaner
was fixed at $1.50 per day and the
Hiram Palmer was chosen with
The compensation for inspecting
the tire alarm service was cut irom
lio to $7.50. Thomas Metherel
was chosen insoector.
The wages of single and double
team hauling for the street commis
sioner were fixed at $2.50 for sin
gle and $3.50 per day for double
For labor on the streets the price
was fixed at $1.50 per day of 10
The present police force was con
tinned until next meeting night.
President Richard announced the
appointment of the following com
mittees to serve for the ensuing
Finance Magee, Runyon and
Street and Highway Kashner,
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER.
Many of the churches of town
are holding services this week com
niemorativvj of the passion and
death of our Savior.
At St. Paul's Episcopal Church
daily services have been held. On
Good Friday Three Hours Devotion
will be conducted from 12 to 3 p.
m. with short addresses on the sev
en words of the cross.
Infant baptism will be adminis
tered on Saturday afternoon at 3
The Easter services will be as fol
Morning Prayer with special mu
sic, at 6. am.; Holy Commuuion at
7 a. m.; second celebration ot the
Holy Communion at 10.30, with
sermon, and special music; at 3 p.
m. the Sunday School will hold its
Easter festival, and at 7 o'clock
there will be Evening Prayer with
Meetings are being held every
evening at the Reformed Church.
Rev. F. A. Cook of Mainville
preached on Tuesday. There will
be a service at 6.15 a. m. an Eas
ter, and Confirmation and Holy
Communion at 10.30.
St. Columba's Catholic.
Yesterday, to-day and Friday
evenings the office of "Tenebrae"
is read. To-day which is called
Maundy Thursday, is celebrated
the institution of the Most Holy
Eucharist. On Good Friday the
sufferings and death of our Lord
will be commemorated. The first
ceremony on Saturday will be the
blessing of the new fire. On Eas
ter Sunday will be held the great
feast of our Divine Saviour's resur
rection. St. Matthew's Lutheran.
Nightly services with rermon are
being held this week.
On Good Friday between the
hours of 12 and 3 p. m. there will
be held the Three Hours Devotion
At 7:45 the regular evening service
will be held, the sermon based
upon the theme "He Descended
Into Hell." On Sunday Early
Praise Service will be held at 6:00;
Sunday School at 9, when the
special service, "The Broken Seal"
will be rendered ; morning worship,
confirmation and reception of new
members and Holy Communion at
10:15; Baptism of children and
Junior C. E. meeting at 2:30; C
E. meeting, "Risen With Christ,"
at 6:30, and evening service at
7:30. me sermon win De upon,
"Our Living Dead." Holy Com
munion will be administered.
Rabb and Runyon.
Fire and Water Runyon, Pur
sel and Magee.
Light Rabb, Pursel and Kash
Building Rulon, Magee, and
Library Magee and Rabb.
Sanitary and Sewer Pursel,
Rabb and Kashner.
For Vice President of town coun
cil Mr. Runyon nominated Mr. Ma
gee as first vice president and Har
ry Rulon as second vice president.
Both were elected.
Mr. Magee moved that the town
appropriate a sum of $1 for every
dollar collected by the Public Li
brary management during the year,
but not including endowments, the
entire sum not to exceed $750.
The motion was carried. The li
brary treasurer is to give council a
certified statement of amount col
lected each month.
The council then adjourned to
meet next Monday night.
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THE NEW TROLLEY
AND LIGHT CO.
The Consolidation Means Im
provements and added
Through Cars Will Be Run.
The consolidation of the trolley
lines and the lighting companies of
Bloomsburg, Berwick and Danville
into one organization known as the
Columbia Power, Light, and Rail
ways Company, is about completed,
and it is expected that work will
begin next week under the one
A number of gentlemen wno are
interested in the matter were in
town on Monday. They were E.
R. Sponsler, Esq., of Harrisburg;
Hon. W. H.. Sponsler, of New
Bloomfield; Judge Koch, of Potts
ville, Mr. H. W. Hamlin, of Har
risburg, and Mr. W. F. Lowry,
of Berwick. After an inspection of
the property they held an extended
meeting. It was decided to proceed
at once with the necessary improve
ments on the line and in the equip
ment. It was also determined that
in the near future cars will run
between Danville and Berwick,
making all the usual stops, as
heretofore. Bloomsburg will be the
centre of operations.
All cars will start and stop on
Main street in front of the company
offices. The service from Blooms
burg to Catawissa and Berwick
will continue as at present.
The power plant at Grovania
will be abandoned. The central
power plant will be that of the
Irondale Company which will be
enlarged, and any additional power
required will be obtained from
Harwood, near Hazleton.
The company's new offices are
completed, and are most attractive
ly and conveniently arranged. In
the basement is the waiting room
for employees, and on the first
floor is a lobby, the cashier's office,
the book-keeping department, and
General Manager Ellis's private
office. As you enter the front door
the room looks like an up-to-date
In the front windows are dis
played gas and electric appliances,
gas ranges electric chafing dishes,
toasters, coffee urns, lamps, and
other modern appliances that can
be used in connection with gas and
electricity. The ranges will be
handled by the company, and the
other articles can be obtained
through dealers in town.
The office force has not yet been
decided, but will be acted upon
soon by the Board of Directors.
The general manager of the new
company, Mr. B. O. Ellis, has
had wide experience in the busi
ness, having been connected with
similar work for some years past,
and is a practical electrician as well
as a thorough business man. He
has already made many friends
LEG BROKEN BT A KICK.
Jury Commissioner A. C. Hid-
lay had bis leg broken below the
knee by the kick of a pony last
Friday. The pony belongs to his
6on, Bruce, ana it was neing cup
ped at Corell's livery, Mr. Hidlay
holding it. The pony gave a sud
den plunge and kick, with the
above result. It is a painful injury, j
and Mr. Hidlay is suffering from it. I
NO REBATE ON COUNTY TAX,
Owing to the fact that the Tax
Department of the Auditor Gener
al's office at Harrisburg has refused
to allow the usual five per cent, dis
count on State taxes where the
amounts have been paid within six
ty days from the date of the dupli
cate, the County Commissioners on
Tuesday were obliged to take simi
lar action. Hereafter state taxes
will have to be paid in full, and no
reoate for prompt payment will be
In this county this amounts to
about $800 each year. In the past
the Commissioners were allowed
the discount in question by the
State, but aince the change, this
will be paid over to the State treas
urer. The fact is that this will be a
more just arrangement than the re
bate system. Under the former
rule the man with a fat bank ac
count could pay his tax within
thirty days, and save five percent.,
which the laboring man who often
finds it hard to raise enough spare
1 cash to pay taxes at any time, sel-
uom was aoie 10 pay wunm tne
thirty days, and so lost the discount.
LOST VALUABLE HORSE.
" Jerry Saltzer had the misfortune
to lose a good horse on Saturday
night. It got out into the alley,
ti e stable door having been acci
dentally left open, and enjoyed its
freedom by running up and down
the alley. Soon after it was return
ed to the stable it began to bleed
at the nose, and in about fifteen
minutes dropped to the floor and
died shortly. It is supposed that a
blood vessel bursted.
Mr. Saltzer has had the horse
for eleven years, and it was always
a reliable animal.
The opening of Tooley & Co.'s
new grocery store in the Columbia
Theatre building toolc place on
Monday and Tuesday of this week
The store occupies nearly all the
space formerly used by Fowler s
restaurant, the partitions having
been removed, and the space thrown
into one room. A large glass front
has been put in, and tbe goods are
very attractively arranged.
Tooley's is one of the finest gro
cery stores in this section. It was
visited by hundreds of people on
the opening days, and each one was
presented with a ticket to a moving
MERCANTILE APPRAISER BUSY.
Mercantile appraiser John S.
Scott has been busy in the
performance ot his official duties
for several weeks past. He was at
work in Bloomsburg during the
nast week, and has nearly com
pleted the county.
A. B. CROOP PARALYZED.
Former county treasurer A. B.
Croop had a paralytic stroke on
Monday, while plowing on his farm
in Briarcreek township. He was
taken to his home, and a physician
called in, and bis condition is re
ported as improved.
Baltic Sterling, residing in
Hemlock township, had a paralytic
stroke on Saturday.
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