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HLOOMSIWRG, PA., THURSDAY Dl-CIIM HLK ;; l.'JOO.
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3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
The New Year Will be Welcomed in
By a Celebration in Bloomsburg.
DANCE HALL BURNED
BIG DAY EXPECTED.
To-morrow is the last day of the
oM year, ami on Saturday Nine
teen Ten will be ushered in with
what promises to be a big day in
The committee which has in
charge the Mummers' Parade has
completed its arrangements, and
tlvre is every reason to believe that
the celebration will be a success.
Thirty-two prizes have already
been offered by the committee and
by Bloomsburg merchants, besides
several cash prizes.
The parade will start from the
Town Hall at half past one Satur
day afternoon, marching down
Main street to West out West to
Third, out Third to Market, clown
Market to Fifth, out Fifth to Fast,
uplast to Main, down Main to
West and countermarching to Town
Six bands, the Citizens, Millville,
Orangeville. Ivspy, North Berwick,
and Bloomsburg, will be in line,
and the committee expects fully one
thousand persons in costume from
this and other towns.
With good weather it is certain
that Bloomsburg will have many
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Greetings, friends. Happy New
Year ! We say this with the full
realization that the Christmas bills
are coming in, anJ that it has been
cold as blazes, and the coal cellar
loiks like a keg of cider the
morning alter; out tne jurist mas
spirit is still upon us, and besides,
a man paid his subscription last
week, so we feel in a garrulous
mood, and cheerfully chirp Happy
May the next twelve mouths be
prosperous and happy ones. We
trust th it young and old alike may
travel the next lap in life's course,
accompanied by all which makes
existence a pleasure.
May the baby fail to smash all of
his new toys, ere the next Christ
mas season brings him a newstock;
may little Johnny be easy on his
stockings and not put mother's
eyes so much on the blink that
she'll be asking for new glasses
next winter; may big sister neither
increase the size of her hat, nor be
come a suffragette; may Brother
Bill not grow too large to fit inside
of father's cast off jeans; may dear
rich old Cousin Percival, who has
no relative but yourself, not give
up the ghost, dear old soul, but if
he should, may be not decide that
his millions would be detrimental
to your general health, and turn
them over to the Hospital for Lost
and Starving Pussy Cats; in short
may the lemon crop be as scanty as
feathers on fish, and the plum tree
loaded full, tor each and every one
So let us forget the little annoy
ances and worries of the past as
though they were but the five spots
we borrowed last summer, and look
iuto the coming cycle of mouths
with a feeling akin to that we
would experience were we io be
presented with a block of U. S.
With the hope that your joys
may be as numerous as Latin-American
revolutions, and your sorrows
as few as taxicabs in Bloomsburg.
we kow tow to the Spirit of Nine
teen Hundred and Ten, and wish
you a Happy New Year.
Joe Fest's establishment on Fifth
Street destroyed in a short time
ICY NIGHT TO EIGHT FIRE.
With the temperature only a few
ckgrees above zero, the fire depart
ment was forced to fight a blaze
which destroyed the dance Hall of
Joe Fest on Fifth Street last even
ing about six o'clock.
The building was a wooden
structure, and included a dance
hall, 102x40 feet and a two-story
addition, 80x16, used as the resi
dence and confectione.y store.
A fire had been started in a
stove in the front part cf the
building which in some way set
fire to the ceiling. It was only a
short time until the entire struct
ure wrs ablaze. Fest's loss will
probably be about $6,000 upon
which he has $1,000 insurance,
while Homer Johnson, who con
ducted a skating rink in the build
ing, suffered a los which he places
at $1,300 and upon which there is
The fire companies deserve much
credit for their valiant and even
painful work, for the water froze
ou their bodies almost as soon as it
With this week the term of office
of Cha-les B. V.nt as Sheriff of
Columbia County will end. On
Monday next his successor, Wil
liam P. Zehner, will be sworn into
Sheriff F,nt has made an admir
able official. All thi business of his
office has been promptly and intel
ligently handled, and all persons
who were brought in contact with
him in his official capacity have
been courteously treated.
He had a host of friends before
he became sheriff, and he will go
out with just as many, for hi has
done his duty in the way that he
deemed to be right, without fear
or favor, and without undue op
pression when the strong arm of
the law compelled him to do un
Sheriff Knt will move iuto his
property on Third street, between
Market and Center.
The New Year.
The year about to close, following the serious financial de
pression of 1907-8 has been a reasonably prosperous one. Gen
eral business has wonderfully improved so that the coming NEW
YEAR promises great prosperity, and consequently a consider
able accumulation of money to deposit in a sound bank. The
record of this Hank has been one of unbroken success, and never
before has it been so well prepared to meet and satisfy the needs
of its patrons. If you arc not already a patron of this bank, we
cordially invite you to start in with the NEW YEAR, assuring
you that a trial will prove mutually pleasant and profitable.
1 0e QgfoomsBurg (Ttaftonaf Q&mft
WM. II. IIIDLAY, Cashikr.
A. Z. SCIIOCII. Pkksidknt.
The Important Social Event of the
Year Was One of the Most Suc
cessful Ever Given.
THE DANCERS WERE MANY.
ACCIDENT TO LINESMAN.
Klmer Cain, a linesman of the
Bell Telephone Company fell from
a pole while stringing wires Tues
day afternoou and struck the high
tension wire of the Columbia Power
Light an I Railways Company.
His right hand and right foot wer;
severely burned and death would
have been inevitable had not the
wire broken, dropping him thirty
feet to the ground.
He was taken to the office of Dr.
Wolt, in Ivspy, where his injuries
were treated, and afterward remov
ed to his home, where he will be
forced to wait for a long time tor
the burns to heal.
J. H. MAUST REAPPOINTED
William P. Zehner, who will
enter upon the duties of his office
as Sheriff of Columbia County next
Mouday, has appointed J. II.
Maust as his deputy. This is Mr.
Maust's third appointment to the
office, and is a testimonial to his
caretul methods in that department.
The annual Christmas Dance of
the Craftsman Club was given in
Caldwell Consistory Cathedral on
Tuesday evening. Iking always
the leading feature of the holiday
season, this year's affair was me of
the most successful ever given by
One hundred and fifteen couples
were present. Danville, Berwick
and Catawissa were numerously
icpreseiited, while there were many
guests from a greater distance.
The ball room, deccrateJ in fes
toons of black and white bunting,
evergreens, and Christmas bells,
lighted up well ar,d looked attrac
tive. There was a beautiful display
of handsome gowns which enliven
ed the scene, and made the floor
during the dance a beautiful sight.
Before the dance began, the Cit
izens' baud tendered a concert
which was well done and greatly
appreciated. Seated be'ind a hedge
of pine trees, the Citizens' band
and Chas. P. F.lweil's Orchestra
alternated for the two-steps and
waltzes. The music was excellent.
II. I). Edgar catered, serving a
tasty supper after midnight.
The dancing couiinued until two
The combination of a large and
handsome building, an excellent
floor, good music, and complete ar
rangements make the Cathedral
dances a great pleasure, and the
Craftsman Club is to l.e thanked
for giving so many people in this
vicinity an opportunity of enjoying
them. This year's ball was no ex
ception, and until another is given,
it may well hold the record as
being the most brilliant.
THE CHRISTMAS STORM.
Bloomsburg was fortunate in
sharing but a small portion of the
storm which swept over the Atlan
tic states on Christinas. Iu this
town it amounted to a little more
than a good sized snow fall, but in
many localities it broke the record,
surpassing iu its severity even the
blizzards of 1888 and 1899.
Philadelphia suffered more than
it has ever done before, all traffic
and wires being put entirely out of
commission and business seriously
crippled. Trolley cars, automobiles
and ambulances were stuck in the
drifts all night Saturday. Train
service was piactically at a stand
still for several hours.
In New York and New F'ngland,
conditions were similar, all reports
indicating that the storm was one
of the worst ever encountered.
Shipping along the coast was
damaged to a great extent, and
many wrecks entailing loss of life
ATTACK ON S. B. & B.
A letter was recently sent to the
State Railroad Commission com
plaining of the condition of the
Susquehanna, Bloomsburg and Ber
wick Railroad. This was signed
by two names which are unknown
in Bloomsburg. The Commission
has tried in vain to learn ths ideu
tity of the signers, and it is unlike
ly that anything further will be
MRS. SAI.LIK A. C.1RTON.
Pneumonia caused the death cf
Mrs. Sallie A. Girtou at her home
in Frosty Yalley last Saturday
She is survived by a son and
three daughters, Steward M., of
Frosty Yalley, with whem she
made her home; Harriet, Mrs.
Frank Ktnmitt, r.nd Mrs. Hervey
f t T f Til. "1 1 f 1- 11
.Hciieniy, or ruiiaacipnia, and oy
a brother Daniel Zeisloft, of Mt.
Yernon, Ohio; and two sisters Mrs.
Hannah Thomas, of Waterville,
Kansas, and Mrs. Maria Zeisloft,
01 Dutch Hill.
The funeral services were held
from her late home Tuesday morn
ing at ten o'clock, Rev. S. C.
Dickson, pastor of the First Pres
byterian church of Bloomsburg,
officiating. Interment was made in
the New Columbia cemetery.
DONALD O. SNYDKK.
Donald O. Snyder died in Wil
liamsport on Saturday after suffer
ing for several months from a rup
Mr. Snyder, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gehrai Snder of town, was
the proprietor of the Henty He use,
at Williamsport, and formerly of
the Eagle Hotel, in Pittston.
He is survived by his wife and
four children: Beulah, Gehrad,
Hildah and Ethel. His parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Gehrad Snyder, and
two brothers and a sister, Irviu A ,
William II., and Miss ICtntua Sny
der, also survive.
The body was brought to
Bloomsburg Sunday evening. The
funeral was held at the Exchange
Hotel Tuesday afternoon the Rev.
E. R. Hecknun officiating. The
members of Washington Lodge at
tended in a body. The Masonic
services at the grave in Rosemont
Cemetery were conducted by H. A.
MRS. LOUISA A. SMALL.
The death of Mrs. Louisa A.
Small, the mother of District At
torney C. A. Small, occurred at
her home in Cleveland township
last Friday night, in her seventy
She is survived by six children;
District Attorney Small, George
and Ferdinand, of Cleveland Twp. ;
Mrs. Sylvester Pensyl, of Nanti
coke; William, of Mt. Caruiel, and
The funeral services were held
Tuesday morning, meeting at the
house at 10 o'clock, proceeding
from there to the Numidia Luther
an Church where Rev. Mr. Wahr
manu officiated. Interment was
made in the cemetery adjoining the
MRS. J ILIA ANN FAUST
Mrs. Julia Ann Faust died at
the home of Charles B. Faust, at
Buckhom, last Friday morning,
aged seventy-eight years She is
survived by eight children: Frank
l'aust, cf Bloomsburg; W. II.
Faust, of Nanticoke; C. B. F'aust,
of Buckhom; Harry Faust, of Ru
pert; J. E. Faust, of Bloomsburg;
Mrs. William Girtou, of Maiuville;
Mrs. William Corell, of Blooms
burg, and Mrs. Reuben Young, of
MRS. MARTHA HEIST.
Suffering from a recent stroke of
paralysis, Mrs. Martha Heist died
Saturday morning at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Josiah Ralston.
She was seventy-six years old, aud
had lived in Bloomsburg all her life.
She is survived by her daughter,
Mrs. Ralston, and by a brother,
John Audersou, of Dauville.
UF-TO - DATE
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Adler's Fine Kid Gloves
Toques and Pull Caps
Boys' Indian Gauntlets
Boys' Corduroy Suits
Presto Collar Overcoats
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Neckwear in Boxes
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