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RL O OMSB UK Gt PA., THURSDAY JANUARY a. l910.
WHEN YOU WANT TO
loen a bank Account Havo a Check Cashed
Borrow Money, or Make an Investment
CALL ON THE OLD RELIABLE - .
1 he barmers National Bank
Capital, SCO. 000 Surplus 8100,000
0 M. CltEVEUNG, Pres. M. MILLEISEX. Cashier.
J. L. Moyer N. U. Funk C. M. Crkveino C. A. Kleim
W. L. White C. W. Runyon Dr. J. J. Brown M. Miluuskn
3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
FORTUNES IN APPLES
Interesting Facts Brought Out at
State Grangers' Meeting.
APPLES YIELD $258 PER ACRE.
Professor Ralph L. Watts, head
of the Horticultural Department of
the state college, was in charge of
a "round table discussion" con
cerning apples, one of the features
of the annual state college farmers'
week exercise at State College.
The purpose of the gathering was
to afford a liberal opportunity for
the discussion of various matters of
vital importance to commercial ap
ple orcharding in the state. Ches
ter J. Tyson, on Adams county ap
ple grower, showed the proper way
to pack a barrel of apples. He em
phasized the folly of putting on the
top row of barrel a grade of apples
superior to those beneath. Tyson
told his listeners that a clear profit
of $250 an acre was not unusual for
an Adams county apple orchard.
Gabriel Heister, of Harrisburg,
president of the Pennsylvania Hor
ticulture Association and owner of
a model farm near his home, spoke
on the "Domestic Orchard." He
brought up a new idea by suggest
ing a combination of the two ap
proved pruning methods. He
urged the employment of a main
shoot half the tree's height, and
then the use of the umbrella sys
tem, with its many diverging
branches thereafter. R. H. Garra-
han, of Kingston, told how he
started his asparagus beds, that are
so well known throughout tne
state. He urged great care in the
selection of th; roots, and said it
would cost about $150 to put out
and properly caie for an acre of as
paragus uutil it came into bearing
the third year. The first crop, he
declared, would likely pay all tne
expenses already incurred, and then
for the remaining twenty years 01
its life the acre would require little
upkeep expenses, but would return
about $400 yearly.
SHERIFF ZEHNER IN OFFICE.
The new sheriff, William P
Zehner, was inducted into office last
Monday noon by Register and Re
corder Frank W. Miller. There
was little ceremony, Mr. Zehner
simply taking the oath and receiv
ing his commission in the presence
of a few persons.
The household goods of Mr.
Zehner have been brought to the
jail, and he is now in charge there
Ex-Sheriff Ent has moved into his
house on Third street.
Sheriff Zehner has appointed
John J. Langdon deputy sheriff to
look after the business m the ven
tralia and Conyngham district. Mr
Langdon held the same position
under Sheriff Ent and made a cap
Elks Surprisud Mr. Harman.
cal lodge of Elks journeyed up the
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river lasi evening 10 me ucw uumc
rf iTmt T nV h f ITiftrtart OIlH CUT"
prised him with the gift of a smok
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ng act huu cigars, uuu jiimuu
Mrs. Harman with a bunch of roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Harman made the
evening a pleasant one for their
visitors, and furnished very tasty
GIRLS GIVE DANCE.
A private dance at the Midway
was trivpti hv a committee of
Bloomshnrcr airlu Inst Friday even
fag It was a leap year affair out
Pf season, and was eiven to the es
corts wha took the rirls to the
The parade on New Year's Day,
while not so large as was anticipat
ed, was a decided success. Six
bands, fantastic costumes, plenty
of noise, and a throng of spectators
combined te make the celebration
very much worth while.
Very promptly the parade start
ed from the Town Hall and follow
ed the line of m-rch which wis
lined with people, many from out
It was headed by chief marshal
William G. Lentz, with assistants
Louis Moyer and Douglas Ford and
members of the mummers' commit
tee, Jerry Hess, diaries B. Ent,
Harry Gihnore, R. A. Hicks and
George Wagenseller. The Citizens'
Band, dressed as fantastics, headed
the first division followed by the
K.G. E. Commandery, all dressed
in green and red clown suits. Their
appearance as they went' through
their difficult evolutions command
ed the attention of every one and
easily won ;or them the first prize.
Next came the Red Men, afoot
and mounted, making a spectacular
appearance. They had a good sized
turnout and looked well.
Then fame the Millville band,
followed by a number of cow boys.
The Orangeville band headed a
good sized delegation of unattend
ed mummers, while the Espy band
in costume headed the Rescues, in
burnt cork, the only firemen's body
The North Berwick and Blooms
burg band headed the Knighls of
the Golden Eagle drill team float,
while along side the float marched
the devil, in red, leading the pro
verbial goat. The Neverslip horse
shoe float, advertising Crawford's
blacksmith shop, was in line, while
an auto, beautifully decorated in
varied colored roses, advertised
Gelb's store- The latter lo:.ked
extremely pretty and showed care
ful work in preparation.
The judges, Geo. E. Elwell, John
L. Woods, J. C. Rutter, Jr., of
Blosinsburg; C. H. Reice, of Or
angeville; George H. Sharpless, of
Catawissa; J? red Eves, of Millville;
J. N. Harry, of Berwick, and Dr.
H. V. Hower, of Mifflinville, had a
difficult time m making the awards
K. G. E. Commandery was given
the first prize of $10 in gold; the
Red Men, the second prize; the
Rescues, the third prize of $5 in
gold, and the K. G. E. float, the
fourth prize of $5 ill gold.
The identity of the prize winners
of the uuuierous articles offered as
special prizes has not yet been as
HIGH SCHOOL DEBATES.
The inter-High School debates
will occur again on baturday even
ing. The question for discussion
is, Resolved, that school teachers
should be elected with the privilege
of teachincr two terms instead of
oue, provided their first term in a
place is approved Dy tiie county
The participants will be Stillwa
ter and Benton; Sugarloaf and Or
angeville; Scott and Mifflin; Beaver
and Locust;- Main and Frauklin;
Millville and Buckhorn; Greenwood
and Mt. Pleasant.
HELP HIM ALONG.
Joe Fest lost all his property last
week in the fire that destroyed his
building and personal property, in
cluding the family clothing. Do
nations of money, clothing, furni
ture, or anything that can be used
in housekeeping will be gratefully
received, and may be left at the
residence of Rev. J. R. Murphy.
Joe is a hard working man, and
The year about to close, following the serious financial de
pression of 1907-8 has been .1 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 Uank 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 are 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.
WM. II. IIIDLAY. Cashikr.
Bloom Poor District.
Directors Met and Organized for the
Coming Year on Monday Last.
F.ilR.' DRAKE, PRESIDENT.
Last Monday, January 3rd, the
Directors of Bloom Poor District
held a meeting at the Poor Farm,
and selected offirers and appointees
for 1910. The Board consists of F.
R. Drake, of Bloomsburg, E. D.
Hagenbuch, of Scott, and Webster
Eves, of Millville.
Mr. Drake was elected President,
William H. Hidlay, Treasurer; C.
R. Weiss, Secretary; W. C. John
ston, Solicitor; Physicians, Blooms
burg, Dr. R. E. Miller; Scott, Dr.
I. R. Wolfe, of Espy; Greenwood,
Dr. G. M. Hess, of Rolmburg;
Millville, Dr. Elmer Everett; Su
garloaf, Dr. W. C. Shaw, of Jami
It is the duty of the physicians
to attend the sick among the poor
within the district, they represent
during the year, with the exception
of small pox cases, which are quar
antincd. . This will ba paid extra.
Mr. and Mrs. M B. Hock, who
have served so efficiently as stew
ard and stewardess, were unani
FIRE AT ESPY.
The residence of D. E. Miller
at Espy, was damaged by fire on
Tuesday, to the extent of fifteen
hundred dollars. Besides, three
hundred and fifty dollars in curren
cy went up in smoke.
The blaze was caused by an over
healed stQve. Upon its discovery,
and alarm was given, and the
townsfolk turned out in goodly
numbers to render assistance.
Mr. Miller, the huckster-preacher,
who was ill in bed, was too
busily occupied hi prayer to think
of the money stowed away in the
attic, until it was too late to save
it. A neighbor was forced to inter
rupt the praying, and carry Mr.
Miller out of the house.
The residence of B. J. Miller,
adjoining, was some-what damaged
but is insured. D. E- Miller's in
surance amounted to one thousand
GONE TO ALTOONA.
William Cofftnan has resigned
his position with the United States
Express Company here, and has
gone to Altoona, where he has ac
cepted a clerkship with the Penn
Mr. Coffman has been employed
as clerk in the express office for a
number of years, and has performed
his duties very satisfactorily to the
patrons of the company. He will
be missed here by many friends,
and will make a vacancy on the
base-ball field, where he played
ENTERED ART COLLEGE.
Eugene Kemp, sen of IL A.
Kemp, of Beutou, has gone to Col
umbus, Ohio, to enter the Zanerian
Art College where penmanship is a
specialty. Mr. Kemp was a student
under A. Bruce Black at the Ben
ton Summer School last summer,
and has developed such skill as a
pensman that he desires to still fur
ther improve. Mr. Zaner, the head
of the Art College, is a native of
this county, being a son of the late
John Z iner of Fishiugcreek township.
A. Z. SCIIOCII. President.
REV. r. F. EYER.
Death came to the Rev. P.
Franklin Eyer Saturday morning
at half past ten o'clock, at his home
on Jefferson street. Some two weeks
ago he suffered a stroke of paraly
sis, followed by a second one, and
his death was not unexpected.
Mr. Eyer devoted more than fifty
one years of his life to the ministry
of the Methodist church, and his
good record has been a long and
He was born three miles above
Orangeville, November and, 1835
The family moved to Bloomsburg
when he was in his second year,
and he lived here until he entered
the ministry" in 1858. He was ed
ucated at Dickinson Seminary and
Mr. Eyer is survived by two
ehildren, Harvey B., of Everett,
Pa., and Minnie S. with whom he
His funeral, Tuesday, brought to
Bloomsburg a number of ministers
prominent in the Central Pennsyl
vania Conference. Services tor the
family, immediate relatives and the
ministers were held Tuesday morn
iug at 1 1 o'clock after which the
body was taken to the First Meth
odist church where it lay in state
until 1:30 o'clock, with members of
the official board of the Methodist
church of Bloomsburg as a guard
of honor. The services were in
charge of District Superintendent
Richard H. Gilbert of the Danville
District, with a number of other
prominent Methodist clergymen as
sisting. MOVABLE SCHOOL.
The farmers of this county will
be interested to learn that there
will be held this year a Movable
School of Agriculture at the Court
House in Bloomsburg on January
10th to 15th, 1910. Dr. M. E.
Courada, veterinarian and dairy
expert, with Prof. Van Norman
and C. W. Larson, dairy experts
from State College will bs here from
10th to 13th. From 13th to 15th
Dr. J. II. Funk will present Horti
cultural matters, and C. T. Corn
man will treat of Poultry. Mrs.
Mary A. Wallace will be here on
the 14th and 15th to give us light
on 'the Rural School question.
These meetings are tree and open
to all, aud we have no doubt the
farmers , of this county will avail
themselves of the advantages to be
gained by attending these meetings.
Coroner R. J. Brennan ha9 ap
pointed three deputies. They are
Dr. B. F. Sharpless, of Catawissa,
who will have jurisdiction of the
south side of the river to Numidia;
Clyde Hirleman, of Benton will
look after the northern .end of the
county; and I. J. Hess, of Berwick,
who will take charge of cases in
that section. Coroner Brennan will
serve in Centralia and Conyngham
EDWARD BOWMAN IN ASYLUM.
The Court ordered on Monday
that Edward Bowman be taken to
the Danville Hospital for treatment
for on i year, inasmuch as his in
temperate habits, have rendered
him incapable of caring for himself.
Drs. MacCrea and Glenn, of Ber
wick, testified concerning his condition.
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