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RLOOMSBURG, PA., THURSDAY Af AY Wt 1909.
WHEN YOU WANT TO
Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed
Borrow Money, or Make an Investment.
CALL ON THE OLD RRUABLK--
The Farmers National Bank
Capital, 360.O00 Surplus $100,000
C M. OKEVKLtNGr, Pres. M. MILLKISEX. Cashier.
T. L. Mover N. U. Funk C. M. Crevkuxo C. A. Klium
W. L. WniTii C. W. Runyon Dk. J. J. Brown M. Miixeisen
3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Important Damano Cases Tried With
Verdicts lor Plaintiffs.
The case of W. II. Houck vs.
the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany was tried the second time, be
ginning on Wednesday of last
week. This case was treid at Feb
ruary court, and the jury dis
agreed. The suit was brought
against the railroad company for
setting fire to and burning over a
lot of timber land in tfeaver town
A number of witnesses were
hoard to the effect that the fire
started from a locomotive of the
defendant. The testimony of the
plaintiff closed on Thursday.
In oneninc the case for the de
fendant Mr. Waller stated that the
defense in the case would be three
First, that the defendant com
pany had obeyed the law in every
respect, and that they would be re
sponsible ODly in case negligence
was proven, lhey wouia snow
that the engine which drew the
train on this particular day was
eouioned with the stanaara, re
cognized spark arrester.
Second, that the alleged damage
never occurred. They would show
by competent witnesses that the
land is worth as much now as it
was before the fire.
Tuird. that Chailes Reichard
had been the previous owner of
the tract in question, and that in
iqoi it was burned over. That for
this damage Reichard brought suit
against the railroad company,
which was settled before the trial
by the paymeut of $2250 by the
defendant company. That at the
time Reichard had executed a re
lease to the company for any dam
age in the destruction of the tim
ber on the land. They also had a
ltgal defense which would be sub
mitted to the Court at the proper
A number of witnesses were call
ed along these lines by the defense,
and to show that the land had not
been injured as there was nothing
but scrub oak on it. The testi
mony closed on Thursday.
The closing arguments ' were
made on Friday morning by Judge
Hinckley for the defendant, and
by W. II. Rhawu for the plaintiff,
after whi:h Judge Evans charged
the jury. On Saturday morning a
verdict was rendered in favor of the
plaintiff for $ 300.
Immediately after the verdict
had been taken L. E. Waller, Esq.
of counsel for defendant company
made a motion in arrest of judg
ment and for a new trial, reasons to
he filed within the time perscribed
by the rules of Court.
THE REIMARD CASE.
The case of Howard Reimard
and Cora, his wife against the
Bloomsburg & Sullivan R. R. Co.
was next taken up.
Messrs Ikeler and Duy repre
sented the plaintiffs and liar man
and Waller the defendants. This
was an action brought to recover
damages for alleged injuries suffer
ed by Cora Reimard through the
alleged carelessness and negligence j
of the defendant company. The !
facts in the case, as outlined by
Mr. Ikeler in his opening address,
were that Mrs. Reimard resided in
Bloomsburg. That on the evening
of the 5th of November she and
her two children, aged 6 and 8
years, boarded , the train at the
Main street crossing for the pur
pose of going to visit her father
add mother. ,At this time it was
he rule of the company to receive
and allow passengers to gee off at
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WITH SUICIDAL INTENT
Two Girls at Carpat Mill foDk Liu Jam n
Two girls working in the Magee
Larpet Mill, were found asleep at
tncir looms on Monday afternoon
by Joseph Marshall, a foreman in
the spinning department. His ef
forts to arouse them did not suc
ceed, and the findimr of a lauda
num bottle gave a clue to the cause
01 ineir condition.
The girls' names are Marv Eck
erd and Kathryn Hopper, and they
reside at Almedia. They were
taken to the main office and a phy
sLian summoned, and in a short
time they were sufficiently recover
ed to walk off the effects of the
At the noon hour they came up
town and procured a bottle of laud
anum. They took some of it at
the time, and more at intervals, so
that thev did not become uncon
scious until about 1 o'clock. Their
girl friends say that love affairs are
the cause of their rash act.
MRS. FRED HOFFMAN.
in me aeatu Saturday evening
at eight o'clock of Mrs. Fred Hoff
man, mere pass:a away a woman
in the prime of life and one highly
esteemed and loved by all who
knew her. To the grief stricken
husband, parents and brothers and
sisters, the sympathy of the com
munity is extended. Nephritis
caused her death after a five weeks
illness. Mrs. Hoffman moved to
Berwick with "her husband six
years ago and made a legion of
friends. She was a member ot the
First Presbyterian church and took
an active part in the Woman's Mis
sionary Society, the Ladies' auxil
iary of the Y. W. C. A. and the
Berwick Civic Club.
ijorn in Koanng ureeK, she was
the daughter of County Treasurer
and Mrs. John Mowry. Her mar
riage to Mr. Hoffman took place
six years ago. Surviving her are
her parents, husband, two brothers
and two sisters: Mrs. H. W. An
gle of Espy, Mrs. Jerry Kunkle of
Kulp; Michael of Philadelphia, and
Solomon of Cumberland, Md.
The funeral was held from her
home in Berwick on Tuesday after
noon at 1 o'lock and was largely
attended. The floral tributes were
many and very beautiful. The
Rev. E. A. Loux, of the First
Presbyterian church, of Berwick,
officiated. Interment was made in
the cemetery at Almedia.
GONE TO PETERSBURG.
S. J. Pealer, Lieutenant Russell
Karus and G. W. Hirleraan ot
Benton, left here on Tuesday for
Petersburg, Va., to be present at
the unveiling of a monument.
They were members of the 32nd
Pennsylvania Volunteers, and par
ticipated in the battle of Peters
burg in 1865.
Mr. Pealer was accompanied by
his daughter, Miss Blanche, and
Mrs. Karns went with her husband.
THE FIRE ALARM.
The custom of testing the fire
alarm at 7.15 each evening has
been abandoned, aud now the full
fire alarm will be. sounded every
Wednesday and Saturday evening
Some understanding should be
arranged with the firemen so that
in case a fire should happen just at
that hour, they will know that it
is a genuine alarm', and not merely
The Hazletou Sentinel, says that
Dr. W. H. Hertz, 2nd will shortly
move to Bloomsburg, and open a
REPORT OK THE CONDITION OF
t (gfoomeBurg (Uaftonaf (ganft
At the Close of Business April 28, 1908.
U. S. Bonds . - $100,000.00 Capital Stock, - $100,000.00
Loans and Invest-
ments . 570,965.82
tures - - 8,000.00
Cash and Reserve 107,571.17
WM. II. IIIDLAY. Casiiikr.
THE JUNE PRIMARIES.
Saturday was the last day for
filing n initiation pajiers in order
to get the names on the ballot for
the election on June 5th.
Following is a full list of all the
STATE DELEGATE CANDIDATES.
The candidates for State Dele
Democratic C. C. Furman,
Bloomsburg; John W. Snyder, Lo
cust; B. E. Kashner, Scott; Percy
Brewington, Benton; M. C. Hetler,
Republican J. N. Harry, Ber
wick; Harrison J. Conner, Orange
ville; Avery C. Sickles, Berwick;
W. Q. Holmes, Bloomsburg.
CANDIDATES FOR SHERIFF.
The candidates for the nomina
tion for Sheriff are:
Democratic William P. Zchner,
Main; S. C. Beagle, Main; William
H. Miller, Mifflin; James Labor,
Berwick; Beujamin L. Faust,
Republican O. 1).
CANDIDATES FOR JURY
The candidates for jury commis
sioner are as follows:
Democratic A. C. " Hidlay,
Bloomsburg;' Abuer A. Evans; Bri
arcreek; William E. Grozier, Ber
wick. Republican J. L. Wolverton,
Bloomsburg; James F. Trump,
Orangevilie; J. C. Parker, Green
wood; Samuel J. Harrison, Forks,
R. F. D.
CANDIDATES FOR CORONER.
The candidates for coroner are:
Democratic Robert J. Brennan,
Republican Dr. E. L. Davis,
The Prohibition candidates are
Coroner, Dr. John M. Getnmill,
Millville; Jury Commissioner, Is
aiah Raber, Bloomsburg; Sheriff,
William Van Houten, Berwick;
State Delegate, A. W Eves, Iola;
Aaron Kester, Millville; Rev. R.
H. Gilbert, Berwick; Party Trea
surer, Aaron Kester, Minviiie; state
Delegate, John Eves, Millville; M.
P. Lutz, Bloomsburg; Party Secre
tary, Edward Buck, Millville;
Party Chairman, fcdward A. Doty,
The list of candidates for Demo
cratic Committeeman is as follows:
Beaver, H. C. Krap; Benton
Boro., Harvey W. Belles; Berwick,
N. E.; George Mooruey; Berwick,
S. E., Clark Bower; Berwick, N.
W., Harry L. Ent, William Mar
tin; Berwick S. W,. James iox;
Bloom 1st, Jas. H. Mercer; Bloom
2nd, Otto Kemper; Bloom 3rd, E.
M. Savage; Bloom 4th, Francis R.
Drake; Briarcreek East, W. J.
Shotwell; Briarcreek South, Geo.
Croop; Briarcreek West, S. B.
Lamon; Catawissa township, L).
H. Fetterolf; Catawissa Borough,
Clark D. Bowers; CentrHlia, 1st,
Joseph Dailey; Centre North, E.
B. Hess; Centre South, luden
Weiss; Cleveland. C. E. Stine;
Conyngham, E. N., Patrick Carey:
Conynghem W. N., Emanuel Le
van; Conyngham W. No. i, David
Watkius; Conyngham W. No, 2,
Thomas Horve; Conyngham S. W.
George Kelley; Fishingcreek, E.,
A. F. Creveling; Fishingcreek W.,
Dyer McIIenry; Franklin, Clark
Yost; Greenwood, E. Bartley Al
bertsou; Hemlock, N., II. J.
Traub; Jackson, M. O. Everhart;
Locust. N., J. W. Snyder; Locust
South, Leander Fetterman. Madi-
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Surplus and Profits 56,492.22
Deposits - - 531,044.77
A. Z. SCIIOCII. President,
Annual Convention Mit At Williatnsport.
The annual convention of th
Woman's Auxiliary of the Diocese
of Ilarnsburg, of the Episcopal
Church, was held in Williatnsport
on Wednesday. St. Paul s church
Bloomsburg was represented by
thirteen. Mrs. C. W. Funston
took a pariy in her touring car
consisting of Mrs. Paul E. Wirt
Mrs. Geo. E. Elwell and Mrs. J
R. Schuyler. Mrs. Geo. S. Rob
bins in her touring car took Rev
J. W. Diggles, Mrs. H. H. Grotz
Mrs. J. L. Dillon, Miss Dora Marr
and the Misses Vannatta.
utners present trora here were
Mrs. Johnston of Rupert, and Miss
Mary Samuels. St. Paul s delega
tion was next to the largest one
The following deeds have recent
ly been entered on record by Re
corder of Deeds Frank vV. Miller:
J. W. Karschuer and wife to G.
W. Rhoads for property in Mifflin
Wm. A. Tubbs and wife to Earl
Dresher for property in Benton
John Ervin et al to Moses Straus
ser for property in Catawissa town
C. P. Pfahler et al to Catawissa
National Bank for property in Cat
John Mourey and wife to F. G
Kosteubauder for property in Aris-
J. N. Webb and wife to Anna E
Minier for property in Bloomsburg.
John Lavelle aud wife to Marga
ret Lavelle for property in Blooms
Abraham Rauck to Lloyd Davis
for property in Berwick.
Hannah u. lewksbury et al to
C P. Pfahler et al for property in
Perry Buckalew estate to A. W.
Buckalew for property in Fishing
Eliza Arnwine estate to J. A. Ir-
vin for property in Greenwood.
J. A. Irvin to Lattimer Heacock
for property in Greenwood.
D. Clyde I less and wife to E. C
Hartman for property in Benton.
II. W. George and wife to Fred
Blass for property in Aristes.
Edwin Hughes estate to Wei
lingtou Striet lor property in West
Emma E. Ferguson to Martha
V. Mc Bride for property in Blooms
burg. C. W. Miller and wife to L. E.
Waller for property in Bloomsburg.
Locust Mountain Coal and Iron
Company to Centralia School Dis
trict for property in Centralia.
Fred Ikeler, trustee, to Theo.
Mericle for property in Blooms
burg. Hannah Sigmund et al to Sarah
Rhoades et al for property in Cleve
A. B. MacCrea and wife to P. O.
S. of A. Hall Association for prop
erty in Berwick,
Abraham Martz and wife to John
Bowman et al for property in Briar
Daniel Derr estate to Wm. H.
Hauck for property in Espy.
Martha Gilbert to IS. H. Cilbert
for property in Briar Creek.
APPROPRIATION CUT DOWN.
Governor Stuart cut the appro
priatiou of the Joseph Ratti Hospi-
tal from $19,000 down to $9,000;
the Berwick Hospital from $5000