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RL O OAfSB UR G, PA., THURSDAY APRIL 22, 1909.
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Benncville Rhodes, a well-known
citizen of Bloomsburg, died at his
home on Iron street on Monday
evening, aged seventy one years.
His health has not been good for
Most of his life was spent in
farming in Roaring Creek and
Main townships, and he moved to
Bloomsburg recently. He was a
member of the Lutheran church,
and a respected citizen.
He is survived by the following
children, his wife having died six
teen years ago: Mrs. George Lon
genberger, of Catawissa; Mrs.
Elizabeth Fry, of Grovania; Mrs.
J. P. Fredericks, Mrs. Clara Mc
Bride, Miss Lillie Rhodes and
Jacob Rhodes of town. He is also
survived by the following brothers:
John, of Mifflin; William, of Esther
Furnace; Daniel, of Ashland.
W. M. Mushler.
William M. Mushier died at his
resideuce on West Fifth street, on
Monday afternoon, from blood poi
soning and gangrene. He had
been ill about two weeks.
During the past three years he
has been employed at Sunbury as
foreman of the carving department
of the Sunbury Table Company.
About six weeks ago he had an at
tack of pneumonia, which disabled
him for three weeks. From this
he bad apparently recovered, and
returned to Sunbury, and in a few
days he had an attack of heart fail
ure and returned home. During
the past week gangrene set in his
left leg below the knee, caused by a
clot of blood in an artery. Ampu
tation might have saved his life but
the condition of his heart would
not permit of the operation.
Mr. Mushier was aged 53 years,
10 months and 24 days and leaves
to survive him his wife and three
children: Ralnh. Mareuerite and
Earl; and a sister, Mrs. Albert
Wendt, of Petersburg, Ohio. He
was born and raised in William
sport, and early in life learned the
trade of wood carver, ana nas ai
wavs held resnousible positions in
furniture factories. In 1893 he
came to Bloomsburg trom w 1111am
sport and took charge of the carv
ing department in the local furni
ture factory, lie retained tnis po
sition until three years ago when
he resigned it to accept a similar
one at Sunbury. He was an ex
ceptionally fine carver, a man de
voted to his familv and a eood citi
zen and had the respect and esteem
of a large circle 01 trieuas.
Thf fnnpral services were held
from his late residence Thursday
morning at 10:30 o ciock. ine
body was taken on the 12:29 D. L.
and W. train to Williamsport and
interment made in Wildwood ceme
tery. Mrs. Richard Barratt.
This estimable lady passed away
at her home on Railroad street on
Tuesday morning at seven o'clock,
after an illness of ten days from
pleuo-pneumouia. Her age was six
ty years. She is survived by her
husband, Richard Barratt, and the
following children: Mrs. Charles
Sterling, of Mittlinburg; Mrs. Eu
gene Coheu, of Bloomsburg; Thom
as Barratt, of Force, Elk county;
Richard Barratt, Jr., of Milton, and
Alfred at home. There is also a
sister, Mrs. Thomas Creber, of
Grovania, and a brother, Aaron
Tovey, of Miuersville.
The funeral will be held this
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
from the residence, the services be
ing conducted by Rev. J. W. Dig
gles, rector of St. Paul's Church.
Mrs. Barratt spent most of her
MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP HIGH
Fourth Annual Commencement.
The fourth annual commence
ment of the Mifflin township High
School will be held in Miflliuville,
this evening, April 22.
lhe Faculty of the High School
is composed of Daniel J. Snyder,
Principal, and Miss Blanche Wil
The following are the members
of the graduating class:
Lee Andreas, Frederick John
Creasy, Maude Leona Gruver,
Myrtle Beatrice Hofnagle, Iantha
Priscilla Kitchen, George Gordon
Keller, Robert Miller, Helen
Amanda Mourev, Grover Cleve
The program for the commence
tnent is as follows:
Invocation - Rev. J. W. Worley
Salutatory - Grover C. Mourey
Reading ... Helen Mourey
Class History - Myrtle Hofnagle
Music ------ Orchestra
Oration "Our Country"
Class Prophecy - Grover Mourey
Essay "Better than Money"
Class Will - - - Gordon Keller
Reading "Chariot Race" from
Ben Hur - Fred Creasy
Class Presentations Maude Gruver
Address - Supt. Wm. W. Evans
Presentation of Diplomas
J. H. Eisenhauer
Valedictory - - Iantha Kitchen
Class Song ------ Class
Benediction - - Rev. C. F. Dry
The Senior class officers are
Iantha Kitchen, President; Maud
Gruver, Secretary; Lee Andreas
At a meeting of the Vestry of
St. Paul's Church on Tuesday
evening, the following persons
were elected to renresent the oar-
ish at the Annual convention of
the Diocese of Harrisburg, which
convenes at Shamokin on May
nth: DeDUties. Col. T. G. Freeze.
H. Bruce Clark, J. Lee Harinan
and C. W. Funstoii. Alternates,
Paul E. Wirt, Samuel H. Har
man, A. W. Duy, and Samuel
At the last meeting of the mem
bers of the Bar an adjournment was
made until Monday, April 28th,
when reports of the several com
mittees appointed will be heard.
The meeting will be held in the
Court Room at one o clock p. m.
and a full attendance is requested.
Jacob Mushier committed suicide
at his home m Carlisle last Won
rlav. He was a brother of W. M
Mushier who died here on the same
day, but heh ad not heard of Wil
liam's death at the time. The
cause of the act is unknown.
life in Bloomsburg. She was a
member of the Episcopal Church,
and was an earnest and devout
(christian woman. She was very
regular in her attendance at all ser
vices, and was an active worker in
all that pertained to the good of the
parish, and a liberal contributor ac
cording to her meaus. The hus
band and children nave lost a cie
I voted wife and mother, aud the
church a valuable member.
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thy treasures. mitten.
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BENTON SUMMER SCHOOL.
The sixth annual session of the
Benton Summer School will open
on May 10th. The faculty is com
posed of the following well-known
General Supervisor: Wm. W.
Evans, County Superintendent.
Principal: E. E. Beare, Principal
Benton Public Schools.
Instructors: Daniel J. Snyder,
Principal Mifflinville Schools.
A. S. Fritz, Principal Sugarloaf
Township High School.
R. Bruce Al jert, Principal Scott
Township High School.
William C. DeLong, Light Street
John E. Shambach, Principal
M. D. Mordan, Principal Mount
Pleasant Township High School.
Special Instructors: Sarah A.
Steigerwalt, West Berwick Prima
W. S. Bennett, Supervisor of
Penmanship and Drawing, Brad
Paul Work, Assistant Professor
The circular just issued makes
the following announcement:
The sixth annual session of the
Columbia County Summer School
will convene at Benton on Monday,
May 10th, and continue for a term
of eight weeks including Satur
days. The great changes in educational
conditions and aims brought about
during the past few years in this
county have created a demand that
many of our teachers shall advance
in scholarship, that their methods
shall be more efficient, and that
they shall oetter understand the
course of study which they follow.
This school is primarily designed
;o assist those who want to do bet
ter work as well as those who are
preparing to take the Superintend
ent's examination to teach.
It is a lamentable fact that many
teachers make the mistake of being
coutent with present achievements
some who could by comparatively
little effort do excellent work. In
this age of rapid progress and high
ly specialized traiuing.such teachers
are sure to fall to the rear. Now
that the salary has been increased
the people of the country have a
right to demand better service.
The day has gone by when the peo
ple will tolerate a poor teacher, and
ere long those who are not progres
sive will find themselves out of em
ployment. Besides providing opportunities
for those interested in teaching, the
school is a good place for pupils of
the eighth grade and high school
scholars, who desire to strengthen
themselves in auy of the common
or high school subjects. By this
means pupils are enabled to make
up back work, thus removing their
conditions and saving valuable time.
We are proud of the fact that
each year over a hundred earnest
students, consisting mainly of expe
rienced teachers, have considered it
to their advantage to attend our
school, all going away enthusiastic
in its praises. Upon our roll may
be found Normal graduates, teach
ers holding permanent certificates,
those with provisional or profes
sional license, high school students
and eighth grade pupils. It has
been very gratifying to note the
progress of many whose sole inspi
ratiou toward higher aud better a-
chievements, was received at the
In yiew of the strenuous work
our students are required to do, we
satlxfled when voiir
The following deeds have recent
ly been entered on record by Re
corder of Deeds Frank W". Miller:
Arthur Berninger and Wm. Ber
ninger, executors of Josiah Ber
ninger, deceased, to Stanislaus
Glovatski and wife, of Mt. Carmel,
for 57 acres of land situate in Lo
W. C. Richart and wife, of
Bloomsburg, to Eugene Woolsey
for a lot of ground situate on the
East side of Locust s'reet adjoining
thd right of way of the D. L. and
W. Railroad Co. in the town of
Bloomsburg Land Improvement
Co to American Car and Foundry
Co. for two lots of ground, bdng
No. 7 and lot A in the addition of
the said Land Improvement Co. to
the town of Bloomsburg.
Mrs. Ann Barret Crane, of Cen
tralia, to the Locust Mountain Coal
and Iron Co. for the surface rights
of a certain lot of ground, being lot
No. 2 in Block 53 situate on the
South side of Railroad street, Cen
tralia. Christopher Rooney and wife to
the Locust Mountain Coal aud Iron
Co. for the surface to a lot of
ground, being lot No 6 in Block
No. 53, situate at the intersection
of Railroad avenue aud Wood
James Darrah to Locust Mount
ain Coal and Iron Co. for Jhe sur
face to a lot of ground in Centralia,
being lot No. 5 in Block 53 situate
at the intersection of Railroad ave
nue aud Wood street.
Mrs. Catherine Morson, of Cen
tralia, to Locust Mountain Coal and
Iron Co. for the surface to a lot of
ground in the borough of Centralia,
being lot No 3 in Block 60, situate
ou the North side of Center street.
Wm. Hutton and Grace Neal
Hutton, agent, to Grace Neal Hut
ton for a tract of land situate in
Bloomsburg and adjoining the
Pennsylvania canal containing 3
25-100 acres of laud.
Harriet Girton, of Montour town
ship, to Percy Girton, of Cooper
township Montour county, for 28
acres of land situate in Montour
Berwick Land and Improvement
Co. to George W. Baker aud Mamie
Baker bis wife, for a lot of ground
situate on the Northerly side of
Front street, West Berwick .
Lewis Maples and wife, of Briar-
creek township, to H. B. Meeks, of
Wyahising, Bradford county, for a
lot of ground designated as lot No.
21 ou a plan of Fairview Terrace
in Briarcreek township.
Hester A. Redline, of Green
wood towuship, to Isaac Heacock,
of the same place, for a piece of
laud coutaining about one-half
aero, situate in Greenwood towu
ship. Edward Seeley and wife, of Ber
wick, to George W. Hill, of Salem
j township, Luzerne county for lot
: No. 18, of Woodin and Dickson
lv - MT .i Ti ' 1-
i tracts in west octwick.
have planned a lew excursions ior
recreation and educational purpos
es. Our aim is to vary these from
year to year as far as conditions
In outlining the courses of study
to be pursued, we shall simply indi
cate by pages, the requirements in
brief, the same being based upon a
much more detailed outline iu the
couuty common school course of
study, and the county high school
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