The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, July 15, 1909, Image 1

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Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed
Borrow Money, or Make an Investment
The Farmers National Bank
Capital, 860.000 Surplus 8100,000
W. L. White
N. U. Funk
C. W. Runyon
3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Game With Bloom lo Bo Played Over-Meeting
ot Managers.
A meeting of managers of the
Susquehanna league was held at
Bloomsburg Sunday atteruoon at
which important action was taken,
which promises to remove some of
the causes of friction which pre
viously existed.
The meeting primarily was held
for the purpose of changing the
umpire system. All the managers
were present, along with Fred A.
Steiber, president of the league.
It was decided that hereafter on
ly one umpire shall officiate during
a game. The staff of umpires is as
follows: Fisher, Nauticoke; Swee
ny, Alden; Remalty, Shickshinny;
Hagenbuch, Bloomsburg. Jones of
Nanticoke and Yerrick, of Danville,
were selected as substitutes.
It was provided that none of the
umpires are to officiate in the towns
in which they reside or have an
interest. The umpires shall be paid
five dollars a game and seven dol
lars for a double header. The um
pires are to bear their own expens
Fred A. Steiber, president of the
Susquehanna league, lenuereu ma
rociurnatinn fmsicMiiucr business en
gagements as a reason. His resig
nation was accepted to take effect
at the last of July.
Danville's protest to the game
played at Bloomsburg on July 5th
taken tin. Without taking a
vote on the subject Manager Titel,
of the Bloomsburg team made the
proposition that the game De piay-
ed over. To tins proposition o
man K. Hoffmau. manager of the
Danville team, acquiesced. It was
Ac(pA thnt the came be played at
Bloomsburg on some date to be
agreed upon later.
The protest of Danville to the
Nanticoke game was laid on the
table for further consideration.
When this protest was taken up
Manager Hoffman; of Danville,
had not yet arrived. Hess, mana
crr nf thp Mnnriooke team, declar
eJ that no arrangement had been
made that an umpire De pin on uur
ing the course of the game.
Mayock, who signed with Dan
ville while under contract with
Shickshinny, was expelled from
the league. Pitcher Reynard, who
signed with Shickshinny while un
der a contract with Nauticoke, was
also expelled from the league.
Resolution was adopted ordering
that everv athletic organization or
manager of same found guilty of
tampering with the players o.
another team be fined not more
than $25 and in default of payment
be expelled trom tne league.
The barn connected with the
New Park Hotel at Towanda was
destroyed by fire last week Tuesday
afternoon. Two horses were sui
focated. and a quantity of hay and
oats burned. The origin of the
fire is a mvsterv. When first dis
.covered the interior of the building
was all ablaze. The hotel aud
other structures were saved by the
good work of the firemen. The
property belongs to the estate of
the late Judge El welt. There is
some insurance.
Dr. W. P. Eveland. formerly of
town and now president of Dick
iusou Seminary, underwent an op
eration iu the Williamsport hospi
tal last week, aiid is how convalescing.
C. M. Crkveling C. A. Klkim
Dr. J. J. Brown M. Milleisen
Mrs. Emma Wicht Gilmore,
wife of William II. Gilmore, de
parted this life on Monday night
at 10.30 o'clock. She was stricken
with paralysis in the morning not
long after eating a light breakfast,
aud soon became unconscious, in
which condition she passed peace
fully away.
She was apparently in her usual
health when $he arose in the morn
ing, tor some time she been
failing, and had had several attacks
of illness. On Wednesday of last
week she had a slight attack of pa
ralysis but had seemingly recover
ed from it.
Mrs. Gilmore was a daughter of
the late Mrs. Clara Wicht. She
was nearly sixty-six years of age.
She was greatly interested in the G.
A. R. of whioh her husband is a
member, and frequently attended
soldiers' reunions with him. She
was a staunch friend of Friend
ship Fire Company, of which her
husband was for many years the
leading spirit.
Mrs. Gilmore was a woman of
most generous and kindly disposi
tion. In her younger days she was
the friend of those in affliction and
was ever - ready to assist in cases of
illness and death. - Her benevo
lences were many, though her char
ity was not of the ostentatious kind.
She was possessed of keen humor
and quick wit.
The deceased was born in Allen-
town, and came to Bloomsburg
when two years of age, and spent
the balance of her life here. Her
father was born iu Germany and
her mother in Allentown.
In 186 she was married to Wil
liam H. Gilmore, by whom she is
survived, with the following chil
dren: Mrs. W. B. Taylor. Mrs.
Charles Wilson, Charles and Harry
of Blooinsbure. and William. She
leaves two sisters, Mrs. Llewellyn
Prosserof Ashland, end Mrs. Clara
Kuapp of town.
The fnueral was held this Thurs
day afternoon at two o'clock, at
the residence, Rev. J. W. Diggles
rector of St. Paul's Church, of
which Mrs. Gilmore was a mem
ber, officiating. There were many
beautiful floral oiieriugs.
The pall bearers were Prof. G.
E. Wilbur, Geo. IS. lilwell, fcsq.,
Harry S. Barton, Gerald Gross,
Tohn Lewis and Luther Benshaw.
The inter jient was made in Rose-
mout cemetery.
The Pennsylvania railroad may
accept mileage the same as money
hoiks will be used not
only for the payment of the regular
railroad fare, but for excess tare,
excess baggage, cigars dinners,
HrinVe tins etc.. if a plan suereest-
ed by a passenger official is carried
out. The new scneme was um
i;nt at a rprpiit nieetintr of pas officials and it Is believed
that the new system will be inau
gurated by the Pennsylvania.
Should the practice of using mile
age books for the payment of all
trains in dining
cars, etc., be adopted, it is believed
that the mileage dooks wm dcwjuic
more popular than ever betore.
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ailed ill the COL
umbian Printing House last week
a new Boston Wire omcner,
This machine is used for binding
pamphlets, and is capauic
inz wire staples through a book
a i.nif inch thick. It is the
only machine of that kind and ca
It has. been fully tested, and is
giving eutire satistacuon.
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if is long rciremlitJ
Experience iti lnvtir.;l, In Ini'l
ncsi ventures, uric! vrn txptii
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Rev. John Tag g art Returned to Hemlock
Townthio to Find Wifo Wedded to Another.
After absenting himself from his
wife find family for twenty-one
years, John Taggart, formerly Rev.
John Taggart, a preacher iu the
Methodist Protestant church, and a
modern Enoch Ardeu, turned up at
the home of his wife in Hemlock
township, Columbia county on Fri
day, only to find that she had been
married for many years to another
and that her second husband, John
Van Horn, was now in the county
jail, serving a sentence following
his conviction of a crime in which
Taggart's son was ths prosecutor
and which implicated Van Horn's
own daughter. Now after a few
days in his old home Taggart has
again left for parts unknown, stat
ing that the talk occasioned by his
return was too much for him to
Siranger than fiction is this story,
involving a one time prominent
man of the cloth, aud those upon
whom he depended. It was back
iu the winter of 1887 and 1888 that
Taggart, then an active clergyman
of the Methodist Protestant denom
ination, wedded Eliza Ivey, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ivey,
of Bloomsburg. To them in 1888
there was born a son, and then the
tongues of the gossips began to
wag, with the result that Rev. Tag
gart threw up his charge and left,
ostensibly to find work. From
that day until Friday not a word
was heard of him. His wife heard
a report that he had been drowned
in the Johnstown flood and never
hearing of him, concluded that he
had there met his fate. Thrown
upon her own resources, Mrs. Tag
gart came to Bloomsburg and se
cured employment as a domestic in
the home of C. W. Miller, Esq.,
and after living there for a time,
became the wife of Samuel Van
Horn in a ceremony iu Blooms
burg June 28, 1892.
After their marriage they moved
to Glen Lyon where Van Horn was
employed around the coal mines
and two years later moved back to
Hemlock township. By her mar
riage to Van Horn two children
were born, a daughter of fourteen
summers Who figured in the recent
case for which Van Horn is serving
time, aud a boy seven years of age.
It was with the family affairs in
this condition with the husband
and father in jail since the May
sessions for nonpayment of a $100
fiue, that Taggart found them up
on his return.
Taggart said that he left his wife
and baby to seek relief from troub
les that were burdening him and
breaking him down. He lost con
trol of himself and when he finally
came to himself he found that his
wife had again married and rather
than stir up any trouble he allow
ed the matter to remain as it was
and to keep his whereibouts uu
kuowu. He would not have re
turned now, he stated, had he not
learned of the trouble his family
have been having and he felt it
was his duty to render them any
assistance in his power. During
all those years, he stated, he had
no communication with his wife
and she supposed him dead and
knew nothing to the coutrary until
he walked into the nouse last Fri
day. When asked where he had been
all these twenty-one years he re
plied that it would be impossible to
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Mrs. Martin Randall died at her
home on Catharine street last Sat
urday night, having beeu stricken
with paralysis at 4 o'clock in the
afternoon. Her age was nearly 79
years. She was a member of the
Evangelical church.
Six months ago her husband
broke his hip by a fall, and ban
been confined to his bed since that
She is survived by her husband
and two daughters, Mrs. Solomon
Hursh with whom she resided, and
Mrs. M. H. Rhodes, of Eighth
street A sister Mrs. Rebecca
Stroh, of Selinsgrove, and two
grand children also survive.
The funeral was held on Tues
day afternoon, Rev. E. B. Bailey
Having resigned as Principal of
the Benton schools, Prof. E. E.
Beare and wife have departed from
Benton. Before leaviug he was
teudered several banquets by hts
admiring friends, the last one
being on Monday evening. He was
popular as a teacher and as a man,
and his departure from Benton is
generally regretted.
Prof, and Mrs. Beare spent
Tuesday with County Supennten
dent aud Mrs. Evans and from
here left for their home.
The hospital authorities are yet
in the dark as to whether the
$5 ,ooo appropriation bill, sigued by
Governor Stuart at the close cf the
last session of the Legislature, will
be availabte for the hospital with
out the necessity of railing $10,000
here, and an effort will soon agaiu
be made to ascertain the exact
facts in the matter.
An efiort with that end iu view
was made some time ago, but no
definite information was obtained.
Mrs. Delilah Hagenbuch died at
the home ot ler daughter, Mrs. 11.
L. Vanderslice, in centre town
shin, on Tuesdav. aeed 70 vears
She is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Vanderslice. and Mrs. W. E.
Creasv of Esov. and two brothers.
William and Harvey Creveling of
The funeral was held this after
noon from her daughter's home, and
the services coucluded at Hidlay
church, where the remains were
tell, as be had jeen almost every
wherenorth, south, tast and wrtt
even as far as Honolulu. He fol
lowed the trade of painting and pa
per hanging and had preached
from time to time. It was his pur
pose, he stated, to take his family
to some section of the country
where they were not known and
strt life over again, as the chil
dren had 110 future before them in
this section of the country under
the condition of things. To this
arrangement Mrs. Taggart, or Van
Horn, has agreed.
Taggart came to Bloomsburg
Sunday evening and took the D.
L. & W. truiu for parts unknown,
but stated to his wife, before go
ing, that he intended making a
home for her and the children else
where and would then send for her.
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