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RLOOMS1URG, PA., THURSDAY JUNE 10, 1900.
WHEN YOU WANT TO
Open a tiank Account Havo a Check Cashed
Ltorrow Money, or Make an Investment
CALL ON Tllli OLD RELIABLE -
The Farmers National Bank
Capital, SCO. 000 Surplus $100,000
ij M. (v'llBVKLINTr, Pres. M. MILLKISKN'. Cashier.
J L Moykr N. U. Funk C. M. Crkvi-m.v; C. A. Klkim
V. L. White ' C. W. Rcnyon Dr. J. J. Brown M. Milleisf.n
3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Dtmocra'i Name Zehner tor Sherifl and Hid
lay lor Jury Commissioner.
The primary election last Satur
day was a very quiet one, scarcely
half of the voters of the county at
tending. W. P. Zehner secured . the Dem
ocratic nomination for sheriff, he
receiving about noo votes. S. C.
Beagle was a close second, being
only about 200 votes behind. The
other candidates, Miller, Labor,
and Faust, had but small follow
ing. A. C Hidlay was the successful
candidate for the office of Jury
Commissioner, with Abner A. Ev
ans not far behind. There were no
other contests on the Democratic
On the Republican ticket Joseph
E. Sands was named for Sheriff,
and J. L. Wolverton for Jury Com
missioner. There was a hot fight among the
Republicans for the control of the
organization, with McKillip, Duy
and Kurtz on the one side, and Yet
ter and Sickles against them, each
of the latter working along his own
lines. The fight was made on del
egates to the state convention and
on committeemen. W. O. Holmes
and J. N. Harry, candidates of the
old organization, were elected del
egates, and the same faction elect
ed a large majority of the commit
teemen. Diemer, the present in
cumbent, will be reelected county
chairman without opposition.
HIGH SCHOOL WEEK.
On Monday night the graduating
class of the High School presented
"The College Widow" in the Col
umbia Theatre, to an audience that
filled every'seat in the house.
The play was given in a most
creditable manner, and showed
excellent work on the part of the
trainer, Miss Swartz, and much
histrionic ability on the part of
some of the actors. It was highly
enjoyable. C. P. Elwell's orchestra
rendered a number of fine selections
during the evening.
On Tuesday evening the twelfth
annual contest in expression, by
the Junior Class was held. An ex
cellent program was carried out.
The prizes will be awarded to
On Wednesday evening Prof,
and Mrs. L. P. Sterner entertained
the graduating class, the High
School faculty and their wives,
and the School Directors, at their
home on Third street. The evening
was spent in pleasant gnmes, and a
delicious supper was served; Mrs.
To-night is Commencement. The
salutatory will be delivered by
Weston Smith and the valedictory
by Arthur Walter. The balance of
the program will consist of essays,
poems, recitations, and music.
The stirring up that the Town
Council is giving the Winona Hose
Company appears to be a well-deserved
reprimand. Their cart is
housed in a box stall, and their i
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room in the Town Hall is inanl;ourned to Saturday, June 12th,
unspeakable condition. They
scarely ever muster enough men
on a parade to make a respectable
The council has called them to
account, and they will have to
show cause why the town approp
riation shall not be stopped.
There was a time when the
Wiuonaa were the pride of the
town. It it not 60 now. Boys, get
FOR COUNTY ROADS.
St.it. Highwiy Appropriation fixd at
In the apportionment of the State
Highway appropriation among the
counties of the Slate, Columbia
County receives $13,554.
This money is apportioned among
counties on the basis of the number
of miles of public roads in each. It
is to be expended under the act of
1903. which provides that the State
shall pay three-fourths of the cost
of constructing state roads and
county and township each one
eighth. The recent Legislature appropri
ated $1,000,000 a year for the next
two years for State road building,
which is $500,000 a year less than
granted two years ago. Of this
amount ten per cent, is reserved for
maintenance of State roads already
bnilt, and the remaining $500,000
is to be distributed among the
counties as they petition for State
In addition to the distribution
just completed, the counties that
used all the State appropriation
last year will receive their propor
tiouatc share of all available state
money that was not used by the
other counties. This later distri
bution has not as yet been made.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES.
' The following are the members
of the High School class that grad
Classical Course Henry Weston
Smith, Mary Ellen Shambach, Her
man Dan el Dei hi.
English Course Elmer Joe
Herring, Laura Marie Hartzell,
Florence Ella DeWitt, Marian Eliz
abeth Mjuser, Paul Zaoer Hess,
Geraldine Irene Hetler, Stephen
Kuhn Wells, J. Gilbert Henne.
Normal Course Mary Margaret
Ohl, Elizabeth Marie Ferguson,
Emma PauliniSharpless, Elizabeth
Ruth I Eves, Nola Clorene Pegg,
Elizabeth Jane Robbins.
Commercial Course Arthur Lc-
roy Walter, Edward Everett Hip-
pensteel, Edward Paul Reaser,
Donald Fisher Ikeler, Dorothy May
Giger, Charles Mellick White, Car
olyn Ella Hower, Jean tlizaoetn
Richard, Jacob Ralph Brobst, Ed
na Charlotte George, Bion Righter
Hagenbuch, Hurley Elisha Walter,
Grace Elva Cook. Isaac John bmitn
WILL STUDY FOR OPERA.
Miss Laura, daughter of Judge
and Mrs. Grant Herring, accord-
inn to a New York dispatch, wil
leave Vassar College, where she
has been for the past two years,
and will take a three years course
of study in voice culture, with the
intention of going into grand opera.
She has a contralto voice of fine
SHERIFF SALE ADJOURNED.
The sherifl sale of the farm of
Wm. C. Robinson and Laura Rob
iDSon in Scott Township, one of the
most valuable farms in Columbia
County, and a valuable residence in
th village of Espy, has been ad
1909, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
GARMAN FOR JUDGE.
John M. Garman Esq., of Nantl
coke, well known in this town, was
nominated for Judge in Luzerne
County on Saturday, receiving both
the Democratic and Republican
nominations, over Judge Halsey,
the present incumbent.
it U long remciL -
Experience in investing, in Luc
res venturei, ar.d evn experi
ence in selecting a Esnk irj-y be
tcjtly and triere'crt unpleasant.
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perihc at this Bjnk with pkasurt. j It"
WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS (
AND ASSURE YOU OK 1
Daniel Brobst, a widely known
and aged citizen, and a native of
Montour county, died Frii iv at
the home of his daughter near
The deceased was aged 86 years.
He was born and raised in Frosty
valley. For thirty years he follow
ed the trade of a shoemaker at the
cress roads at Kasevil'e, retiring
some fifteen years ago. since which
time he has b;en living with his
He is survived by four sons and
one daughter: Stinson. Edward,
Benjamin and Martin, all of Hem
lock township, Columbia county,
and Mrs. Marietta Gulliver, of near
The funeral was held Monday
morning at 10 o'clock, meeting at
the home of Mrs. Gulliver. Servi
ces were conducted in Straub's
church of which the deceased was a
member. Interment was made in
in the cemetery adjoining.
RACES ON SATURDAY.
Plans have about been completed
by A. N. Yost, secretary of the
newly formed Bloomsburg driving
club, for the first matinee races,
which will be held on the fair
grounds next Saturday afternoon.
They promise to be largely attend
ed. Four races, with local horses,
and horses now being trained upon
the fair grounds will be run. There
will be everything that will be
good in horse racing and the lovers
of the "Sport of Kings" are prom
ised a great afternoon's pleasure.
The racing will start promptly
at 1:30 o'clock. George S. Hall, of
town, will likely be the official
starter, and the judges will be
selected from the membership of
It is also likely that the Citizens'
band will furnish music for the
The graduating class of the
Bloomsburg High School attended
St. Paul's Church last Sunday
evaning, and listened to an able
sermon by the rector, Rev. J. W.
At the opening of the service the
procession marched from the Parish
House into the church. It included
the teachers, school directors, class
of 1909, the vested choir, and the
The church was decorated with
flowers, and a large congregation
BOUGHT Mc HENRY HOUSE.
Harry P. Aurand of Berwick has
purchased the McHenry House at
Benton, from Adam Morey. tie
will assume the management of the
house as soon as the license is trans
Mr. Aurand is a son of the late
George Aurand who for many
years conducted the Central Hotel
in this town.
STARTED FOR EUROPE.
Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Heckman,
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Law, Mrs.
James Magee of this town, and
Mrs. Geiger of Shippensburg sailed
from New York on Wednesday on
the Lusitania, for England. They
will be gone seven weeks.
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CHANGE IN TROLLEY CARS.
A change in the method of run
ning cars on the Columbia Light,
Power & Railways Co., lires went
into effect Tuesday.
Cars coming in from Catawlssa
now run down Market, out Fifth,
up East and down Main street.
They connect with cars going to
Berwick at East and Fifth streets
and with cars going to Danville at
the Square. By this arrangement
pissengers living on Market or
Fifth streets desiring to take the
Berwick car will not need to wali
np to Main street, but will take the
Catawissa car and transfer at East
and Fifth street.
In the same way passengers living
on East or Main streets and desir
ing to take the Danville car will
take Catawissa car and transfer at
After an illness of several months
with paralysis, William Kressler
died last Friday at his home in
Scott township, aged 7S years, 6
months and 17 days. Most ot his
life was engaged in farming, until
about ten years ago.
He is survived by his wife and
the following children: John Kres
ler, of Nanticoke: Harvey Kress
ler, of Berwick: Elmer Kressler, of
Moosic; and George Kressler, of
Fernville; also by the following
brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary A.
Smith, of town: George W. Kress
ler, Joseph F. Kressler and Rutter
Kressler, of Light Street Road.
Funeral services were held at his
late home Saturday afternoon at
The Junior contest in recitation
took placj at the Normil School
last Saturday evening. A good
sized audience was present. Prizes
were awarded as follows: First
prize, $15 set of books, to Ethel
Hower; second prize, $10 set of
books, to George B. Landis; third
prize, $s set of books. Hazel Hart-
BANQUETTED BASE BALL TEAM.
Prof, and Mrs L. P. Sterner
delightfully entertained the High
School base ball team at their home
on Third street last Friday evening.
A delicious supper was served, and
entertaining speeches were made by
Profs. Frank, Johnson, Sterner,
Captain Brown, Manager u hite
NEW A. M E. PASTOR.
Rev. W. H. Spears of Phillips
burg has been appointed pastor of
the Bloomsburg A. M. E. Church,
to succeed Rev. J. O'Brient recent
ly deceased. The appointment was
made by Presiding Elder . H.
Anderson D. D. of the Pittsburg
Through the agency of C. A,
Snow &Co. of Washington, D. C.
a patent for a nut-lock has been
granted to F. E. Mensinger, of
The engagement of Mr. Charles
Housentck and Miss Vera Heming
way has been announced.
f.I OTHINfi STOPP