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BENJAMIN F. HICKS.
This old and respected citizen
passed away in the early morning
of Memorial uay.
Stricken two years ago with pa
ralysis Mr. Hicks has not been in
good heaith since, although last
week he attended the funeral of
another veteran, Baltis Sterling
During the service he had a faint
ing spell but managed to recover
sufficiently to get home. He was
comparatively well early Sunday
morning when about 4:30 o'clock
he went to the window to look at
the weather. Returning, he suf
fered a choking spell and withiu
five minutes was dead.
Mr. Hicks was born at Quaker
town, was aged 71 years, 5 months
and 2 days. The greater part of
his life he spent in Bloomsburg
where for many years he was en
gaged In the painting business
For the last fifteen years he has led
a retired life.
Because of his small stature he
was unable to enlist when the War
of the Rebellion broke out, but
joined Company C, 28th Pennsyl
vania Infantry as an emergency
He was an active member of Eut
Post, O. A. R., and of the Order
of United American Mechanics, and
a member of the Society of Friends.
Surviving him are his wife and
three half-brothers: Charles, of Cen-
tralia; Victor, of Reading and Alon-
zo, of Paola, Florida. A niece,
whom he raised from infancy, Mrs.
Inez Warner, of Wilmington, Del.,
also survives him.
The funeral services were held
from his late residence Wednesday
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, with Rev.
E. R. Ileckman, pastor of the First
Methodist church officiating. The
G. A. R. attended in a body.
NEW PASTOR HERE.
Rev. Spencer C. D'cksou and
his wife arrived in town on Wed
nesday, and he began his ministry
at the Presbyterian Church by
conducting the mid-week prayer
meeting. An informal reception
was held afterward.
The installation will take place
this evening, for which the follow
ing program has been prepared:
Rev. E. A. Loux, pastor of the
Berwick Presbyterian church, will
preside and deliver the sermon.
Rev. Dr. G. H. Hemingway, for
mer pastor of the congregation,
now of Camden, N. J. will deliver
the charge to the people, and Rev.
J. W. Kirk, of Danville, will
deliver the charge to the pastor.
A reception to the new pastor
and Mrs. Dickson will be tendered
them in the church Friday evening.
To this reception the clergy of the
town have been inv.ted.
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY NOTES.
A meeting of the Columbia Coun
ty Fair Association Executive com
mittee was held at the fair grounds
on Saturday. All the members of
the association were present.
Starter Mills, who served here
for a long time, was again engaged
for this year. Dr. Crawley of Lew
isburg, will act as judge of horses.
The same race judges as served last
year will again serve this year. F. I
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A. V. Kressler, Harry S. Barton
od James C. Brown were chosen
delegates to the agricultural con
vention at State College on June 15.
The Alaska-Yukon exposition
postage stamps are now on sale at
the post office. The head of Wil
liam H. Seward appears on the
P. 0. OP A. ORPHANAGE DEDI
CATED. Upwards of twenty members ol
the local loJge of the Patriotic Sons
of America were in attendance at
the dedication of the handsome new
orphanage, built by the Patriotic
Order of Americans, at Mifflinville,
on Saturday. There was a large
attendance, and an impressive cere
mony was carried out.
The program was as follows:
Opening pi aver, Rev. C. F. Dry,
of Mifflinville; song, "Columbia"
and flag raising with salute by 200
boys and girls; introductory address
by Miss Sarah Sleigerwalt, of West
Berwick, choirlady; address of wel
come, the Rev. Mr. Worley, of
Mifflinville; address, "Our Jewels",
the American Boy and Girl," Prof.
L. P. Sterner, of Bloomsburg; ded
icatorial address, the Rev. Mr. Bur
rel, of Benton; address, Hou. Wm.
T. Creasy; address, "The P. O. of
A. in Pennsylvania," Alfred Frau
kle, assistant State President and
National Conductor; origiual poem,
Prof. A. U. Lesher; drill by Lime
Ridge P. O. S. of A. drill company;
brief addresses by Mrs. Cyntha
Hart, of N. Y. City, National Presi
dent; Geo. W. Smith, of New Jer
sey, National Secretary; Emily
Harkins, of Philadelphia, National
Treasurer; Catlia Fisher, of Mt.
Carmel, Past National President
and G. S. Mauer, Past Assistant
National President. A big parade
was held in the afternoon.
A. M. E. PASTOR DEAD.
Rev. Angalls E. O'Erient, pastor
of the Bloomsburg A. M. E. church,
died at the Hahnemann hospital at
Scranton, following an illness with
Bright's disease. He was aged 56
He came to Bloomsburg from Par
kersburg, W. Va., to succeed Rev.
Mr. Waldron, who likewise died in
Scranton hospital, the former com
ing here in October of last year.
He was taken ill at the home of
Frank Parks in January and the
case was diagnosed as Bright s dis
Several weeks ago he was taken
to the hospital
His wife died about seven years
ago. No children survive. Two
sisters live in Denver, Colorado,
and one in Dallas, Texas.
The body will be brought to
Bloomsburg for burial. The fu
neral will be held from the church
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock
Rev. J. W. Jeffries, of Braddock
will officiate. Interment will be
made iu Rosemont cemetery.
WILL HEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT.
The Normal School is fortunate
in having secured the services of
Mrs. J. K. Miller as teacher of pia
noforte and violin. She takes the
place of Miss Waldron who has so
acceptably tilled the position ;or
past two years.
Mrs. Miller is a pianist ot much
more than usual ability. iter
playing is marked by accuracy and
expression, and she is undoubtedly
one of the finest performers in this
section. As a violinist she is also
an artist, and has filled engage
ments on the concert stage. Her
acquisition by the school is a very
MEMORIAL DAY IN BLOOMSBURG.
The day passed very quietly here.
The program as published last
week was carried out in the morn
ing, and in the .afternoon hundreds
of people went to Danville to see
the ceremonies of unveiling the
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SHOT HIMSELF IN BED.
George Brink, employed by Wil
liam Scott of Benton township, ac
cidentally shot himself with a re
volver, while lying in bed on Sun
day morning, and died almost
In company with George Parks
he had attended the Sunday School
institute at Raven Creek, and on
their return Parks went to sleep
with him at Mr. bcotts . About
seven o'clock next morning Brink
took the revolver from under his
pillow, and while handling it, it
was discharged. Parks at once
summoned the family, but nothing
could be done, though physicians
were sent for, but the young man
was dead before they arrived.
The young man's parents reside
at Eaglestnere, but he has lived
during the greater psrt of his life
with his uucle, now deceased, who
lived about a mile from the scene
of the death.
Justice Hirleman, of Benton,
acting as deputy coroner, empanel
led a jury) which returned a verdict
of accidental death.
THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
The Primary election takes place
next Saturday. The office of sher
iff is the most important one to be
filled. There are eight candidates
in the field for this office, but the
campaign has been a very quiet
one. About the only exciting feat
ure about it is the contest in the
Republican party for the election of
delegates to the state convention,
and for county committeemen.
A light vote is looked for through
out the county.
Instead of 13,000 ballots as men
tioned by a local paper, nearly 24,
000 were printed, including all
kinds. The law requires twice as
many for each party as the vote
cast at the preceding fall election,
and one fourth as many specimens
WILLIAM H. LORD.
William H. Lord died at his
home on Seventh street on Tuesday
evening at niue o'clock, after a long
illness with a complication of dis
eases. While he had been ailing for the
past ten or twelve years, his last
siege of illness dates back about
eight weeks since whi h time his
coudition has been quite serious.
He was aged 66 years, 6 months
and 29 days and for the past 30
years has been a resident of town.
Previous to that time he resided
for a time at Summer Hill having
moved to that place from New York
state. He was a veteran of the
Surviving him are his wife and
two children, Fred, of Espy, and
Helen at home. He is also sur
vived by two brothers and a sister,
The opening of the Summer Gar
den in the Midway took place last
Saturday night and attracted a
large crowd. Palms aud flower
baskets for decorations, and small
red and green lights all through
the hall, made a very pretty scene.
Edmund Savidge dispensed ice
cream and soda water in the little
booths at the front of the room.
The Citizens Band furnished music
at tbe opening.
The following deeds have recent
ly been entered on record by Re
corder of Deeds Frank vV. Miller:
Mary I. Lilley to John I. Lilley
for a lot of ground in the Borough
of Berwick. (
William J. Knorr estate, to A.
C. Adams for a lot of ground in
the township of Briarcreek.
C. C. Peacock and wife to Har
ry S. Barton, for a lot of ground in
the town of Bloomsburg.
B. W. Jury and wife to L. E.
Wharey for a lot of ground situated
in the town of Bloomsburg.
C. B. Ent, Sheriff, to L. E. Wha
rey for a tract of land in Sugarloaf
Norman D. Masteller and wife
to Anna E. Fowler for a tract of
land situated in Pine township.
Franklin McBride to Charles A.
McBride for a lot of ground in the
Town of Bloomsburg.
Christian A. Small and wife to
Lloyd Yeager, Jr., et. al. for tract
of land in Franklin township.
MRS. G. W. MIFFLIN.
News was received here of the
death of Mrs. Mary E. Mifflin at
the home of her son in Paxinos, at
11 o'clock on Wednesday night.
Mrs. Mifflin was a resident of
Bloomsburg for many years, uutil
last March, when she moved to
Heart disease was the cause of
her death and followed an illness
that dates back to March. Since
the 14th of April she has been con
fined to her bed.
Mrs. Mifflin was aged about 70
years and is survived by one sou, J.
Warner Mifflin. Her maiden name
was Miss Mary Leisering and she
was the last of seven children. Her
husband, Dr. G W. Mifflin, pre
ceded her to the grave severa
years ago. She was a member of
the Lutheran church and an earn
est worker therein.
ACCEPTS POSITION AT NORMAL.
Miss Bessie Hinckley, daughter
of Hon. II. M. Hinckley, of Dan
ville, who is among the graduates
at the Bloomsburg State Normal
school this year, has accepted the
position ot assistaut to Professor
Hartline of the biological, depart
ment of that institution.
Miss Hinckley is a graduate of
ths Danville high school, class of
1907. She has spent two years at
the State Normal school,
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At a special meeting of the B. S
N. S. Y. M. C. A. cabinet held on
Friday evening the delegates were
appointed to represent the school
M. C. A. at the Student Conference
which is to be held at East North
field, Mass., from July and to nth,
inclusive. The delegates appoint
ed are Maurice Ilouck, Ralph Wert
man, LaRue Brown and J. P.
The members of St. Columba's
church will hold a festival on the
church lawn Saturday evening,
June 5, 1909. Everybody is invit
ed and assured a good time.
The Hieh School alumni will
hold their annual banquet in the
Midway on Tune nth. An inter
esting program is being arranged.