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Right Reverond Bishop Darlington
Ordains John E. Diggles and J.
C. Grimes as Doacons in the
AN IMPRESSIVE SERVICE.
Tor the first time in the history
of St. Paul's Protestant Kpiscopal
church, Bloonisburg, and that rocs
back for 1 1 6 years or more, the or
dination of Deacons took place on
Wednesday morning. Bishop Dar
lington of the Diocese or Harris
burg performed the office and other
clergymen present besides the Rec
tor, Rev. James W. Dingles, were
Rev. J. P. Tyler of Haserstown,
Md., who preached the sermon;
Rev. L. 1. Baker of Selinsgrove,
Rev. Alex. McMillan of Carlisle,
and Rev. IS. J. llaughton of Dan
ville. The candidates for the deaconate
were John K. Diggles, brother of
the rector of St. P mi's, and who
has been in charge of the church at
Northumberland for the past year
or more, and J. C Grimes, former
ly a Methodist minister, who is of
ficiating in a Williamsport parish.
The service consisted of morning
prayer at 10:30, without music. At
1 1 o'clock the procession entered
from the Parish House, and con
sisted of the full vested choir, the
clergy, and the Bishop.
The sermon by Rev. J. C Tyler
was a forceful one, from the text,
"Let a man so account of us as of
the ministers of Christ, and stew
ards cf the mysteries of God. More
over it is required in stewards that
a man be found faithful."
Alter the sermon the litany was
said, and this was followed by the
ordination service, and the Holy
Communion. It was a beautiful and
impressive service throughout, and
a large congregation was present to
MRS. PICKETT LECTURED.
Mrs. Tickett, the widow of the
heroic Confederate general who ltd
the famous charge at Gettysburg,
lectured in the Normal Auditorium
Monday evening, on "The Battle
Those who braved the disagreea
ble weather to climb the hill were
treated to an intensely interesting
talk. Mrs. Pickett described the
conditions of the South prior to the
battle, the reasons for Lee's cam
paign in Pennsylvania, and the
great battle itself. She, like Sena
tor Gore, who lectured a couple of
weeks ago, is very loyal to the
Union, and praised the Uuion Army.
After the lecture, she shook
hands with the members of ISnt
Post of the G. A. R. who were the
guests of the evening.
The penmanship departraeut at
the Normal School is in the compe
tent hands of A. Bruce Black, and
has been since the opening of the
fall term. Mr. Black is a skilled
pensmau, and an able instructor,
and from the start this department
has been popular under his direc
tion. The Seniors are obliged to
take this course for a certain num
ber of weeks, but many of them
have voluntarily continued it long
er than the required time. Many
ther students are also taking ad
vantage of it.
Mr. Black has classes every peri
od in the day.
Miss F.lsie Yorks is expected
home to-day from school in Massa
chusetts, to fpend the holidays.
WOULDN'T ACCEPT PLEA.
Judge Evans Don't Believe Kelly Is
Guilty of Stealing Furnace.
Judge IS vans does not believe
Joseph Kelly, the Danville man
who is charged with stealing a fur
nace from Mrs. Lillian Wright, of
Bloonisburg, is guilty. This was
made clear Sattirday in court at
Bloomsburg wheu the president
judge refused to impose sentence,
although both Kelly and his part
ner John James had proviously
pleaded guilty. Judge ISvaus will
allow th'jir case to go before a jury
at the February term.
The men told the judge in court
the circumstances of the case. They
said that they had bought the fur
nace from Mrs. Wright, but that
when they went to get it there was
no one at home. They went into
the cellar and took the stove apart,
leaded it on their wagon and took
it to a scales to have it weighed
ami then brought it to Danville and
sold it, intending to settle with Mrs.
Wright later. Instead they spent
the money for liquor. They were
working to tain money to pay Mrs.
Wright wheu they were arrested
Judge ISvans does not think the
facts warrant a charge of larceny,
md said the men should not have
been allowed to plead guilty.
MEDICAL SOCIETY MEETING.
The Columbia County Medical
Society help its annual meeting vl
the Central Hotel last Thursday.
A dinner was served, speeches
made, papers read, and officers
elected. The election resulted as
follows: President,' Dr. W. T
Vance, of Berwick; first vice presi
dent, Dr. R. IS. Wamtz, of Nesco
peck; second vice president, Dr. M.
McIIeury, of Benton; secretary
and treasurer, Dr. L. B. Kline, of
Catawissa; librarian, Dr. J. R.
Montgomery, of Bloouisburg; cen
sors, Dr. J. W. Bruner and Dr.
Chas. F. Altmiller, of Bloonisburg,
and Dr J. M. Vastine, of Catawis
sa; committee on public policy and
legislation, Dr. II. V. Hower, of
Miillinville, Dr. G. IS. Fullmer, of
Orangeville, and Dr. J. IS. Shuman,
The physicians present were: Dr.
L. P. Kline, of Catawissa: Dr. J.
M. M. Gemmill. of Millville; Dr.
W. T. Vance, of Berwick; Dr. G.
IS. Follmer, or Orangeville; Dr. R.
IS. Warntz, of Nescopeck; Dr. II.
V. Hower, of Mifflinville; Dr. M.
McIIenrv, of Benton; Dr. D. M.
Hess, of Rohrsburg, and Drs. J. R.
Montgomery, J. S. John, C. F.
Altmiller, S. B. Armeut, R. IS.
Miller, J. W. Bruner. J. J. Brown
and J. IS. Shuman, of Bloomsburg.
The announcement of the mar
riage in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday
of Miss Georgia White, daughter
of Mrs. Lillian White, of Centre
street, and Lloyd B. Skeer. sou of
Mrs. Laura Skeer, of Market street,
was a decided surprise to the many
friends of the young people.
To all intents and purposes bound
for Wapwallcpen for a visit, Miss
White left Bloonisburg on Monday.
Mr. Skeer left Tuesday morning.
The couple met in Wilkes-Barre,
and were married Tuesday morn
ing at eleven o'clock by the Rev.
C IS. Mogg, pastor of the First
Methodist church of that city.
After a wedding trip to New
York aud Philadelphia the bride
and groom will return to Blooms
burg and reside with Mrs. White
on Centre street.
KKPOKT ()! TIIK CONDITION OP
At the Close of Business November iGlh, lyiy
U. S. Ilonds - -
Loans and Invest
ments Furniturcand Fix
tures Cash and Reserve
WM. II. IIIDLAY. C.sim:i.
CHAS. FREEZE SHOT.
Shotgun Accidentally Exploded While
He Was Unloading Wagon
at His Farm.
DEATH WAS INSTANTANEOUS.
One of the most pathetic acci
dents which have occurred in a long
time is that which snuffed out the
life of Charles Freeze on Sativd.iy
evening at his home near Arbutus
Park, when the discharge of his
shotgun blew off the top of his
head and caused instantaneous
lie had been in town buying
Christmas presents, and on his way
home stopped at the house of his
brother-in-law, George Kline, on
North Iron street to get his shot
gun, which had been borrowed.
Arriving home, he went to the
Inrn to unhitch the team. Mrs.
Freeze, after waiting some time
sent out her son to see if his father
was ready for supper, but the boy
found neither his fadier nor the
Dr. Peter II. Freeze, who lives
with his son, then went out to
search for him, and made the hor
rible discovery. The team had
run down the road, evidently fright
ened by the discharge, and had be
come entangled in a wire feiue.
Across the wagon lay Charles
Freeze, dead, with the top of his
head shot off.
Rumors of suicide have been rife,
but these have been discredited
While no one witnessed the acci.
dent, it is probable that, while un
loading the presents and the gun,
the unfortunate man slipped, dis
charging both barrels into his head.
Charles Freeze was a kind hus
band and a loving father. He is
survived by his father, Dr. Peter
II. Freeze, his wife, four children,
the eldest ot whom is tight years
old, and by a brother, Thornton,
of F.ast First street, and three sis
ters, Mrs. James Mills, Miss Anna
Freeze, and Mrs. George Kline, all
The funeral, which was largely
attended, was held on Tuesday the
Rev. J. W. Diggles officia.ing. In
terment was made in Rosemont
The Bloomsburg Ministeriutn met
at the Methodist church Monday
morning at ten o'clock. Rev. S.
C. Dickson was appointed secretary
pro tern. President Heckman ap
pointed Mr. Dickson and Mr. Zieg
ler a committee on temperance to
handle matters in relation to licens
es and the filing of remonstrances.
Rev. J. K. Byers was appointed to
represent the ministerium at the
meeting in the interest of Negro
education, held in the A. M. IS.
church Tuesday evening. Messrs.
Dickson and Byers were appointed
a committee to arrange for union
prayer meetings during the week
of prayer. January 2 to 9.
Rev. J. IS. Byers read an inter
esting paper on the "Message of
Aside from the aesthetic point of
view, the laying of tiling in St.
Paul's Church has had the effect of
improving the acoustics of the
buildiug. The organ, the singing
aud the voice of the rector all
sound louder and clearer. The mar
ble floor acts as a sounding board
with the above effect.
Capital Stock, - $100,000.00
Surplus and Profits 60,392 93
Hank Deposits, - 10,820.53
Individual Deposits 549,245.34
A. Z. SCIIOCII. President,
Last Year Breaks Record in That De
nomination. Compilation of statistics concarn
ing the growth of the Protestant
Kpiscopal Church in the United
States and in and near New York
City has just been compiled and they
show a record breaking year. The
growth in tin: whole country has
been 3 per cent, carrying the total
to 929,117 members. It was in 1S90
that the membership passed the
500,000 mark. At the present rate
the 1,000 (x)0 mark will he passed
in 1912, making a growth in these
last twenty-two years as great as
during all of the years from James
town, 1607, down to 1S90.
In New York the ISpiscopal
Church membership is now 89,748,
a growth last year of 4 per cent.
Long Island shows also 4 per cent,
growth for the year, with 37.595
members, and Newark diocese 4
per cent, with 22,652 members. It
is the largest growth recorded for
the metropolitan distrht in many
years. Growth in New York City
and diocese has been very steady
for more than twenty years. For
example, the figures for 1S93 were
56,218; for 1899, 69,521; for 1904,
7849, and last year, as stated,
Finances have also gone forward
rapidly during the last year. The
total gifts to the entire Church for
the year were Si 8,35s, Soo, which
is almost exactly 520 a member.
This is a higher rate than is attain
ed by any other religious body in
the world, certainly any Christian
body. The next highest is that of
Presbyterian North, which last year
gave $16.25 a member. The total
gifts for tne whole Church were
S36S, 500 larger than the previous
year, but New York did much bet
ter even than that. GifU from
New York last year reached $3,412,
693, or a larger sum by $762,000
than the previous year, aud the
highest amount ever given. In
gifts to missions high water mark
was also reached last year, the dio
cese of New York for the first time
giving all that was asked for world
mission- and a little more. The
sum was $133. 160, $15,000 more
than was ever given before.
THE HENRIE CASE.
The suit of A. A. Henrie and
his daughter against the D. L. &
W. R. R Co., was the only civil
case tried this week, and is now in
the hands of the jury. It is an
action for $10,000 damages for in
juries alleged to have been received
at a grade crossing. The case was
hotly contested. The counsel for
the deleudaut are Fred Ikeler, A.
C. Jackson of this county, and
Messrs Reese aud Oliver of Scran
ton. Paul J. Sherwood represents
In the Telephone ISxchange the
wires are being changed from the
old switch board to the new, and
there is necessarily some confusion.
Patrons should be patient, and not
find fault with the girls if a wrong
call or a wrong number is given.
They are not to blame, and are
doing the best they can under the
circumstances. Belore long every
thing will bt adjusted, aud much
better service is promised.
Miss FSthel Biennau will arrive
home from Simmons College, Mas
sachusetts, on the 23rd, to speud
the holiday vacatiou.
But Two Weeks Off
Heavy Driving: Gloves
Adler's Fine Kid Gloves
Toques and Pull Caps
Boys' Indian Gauntlets
Boys' Corduroy Suits
Presto Collar Overcoats
All 50c, $1.00 and $2.00
Neckwear in Boxes
Boys Suit Cases
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