The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, March 10, 1910, Image 1

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NO 10
Oosn a bank Account Have a Check Cashed
Borrow Money, or Make an Investment
The Farmers National Bank
of bloomsburg,
Capital, S60.000 Surplus $100,000
0 M. CKEVKIjIXG, Puks. M. MILLKISKN'. Casiiikk.
J. L. Movkk N. IT. IVnk C. M. Cki:vi:un; C. A. Kiimm
W. L. Whitk C. W. Run-yon I)k. J. J. Brown M. Miu.i-isi-n
3 Per Cent Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Prominent Merchant and Memlmr of
Council Suddenly Expired
on Monday Morning
at His Home.
This community was startled on
Monday morning by the announce
ment that Charles V. Runyon was
dt;ad. He expired at his home
at about 3 o'clock a. in.
He was attending to business as
usual on Saturday, ami on Sundav
evening he retired at about half
past ten after reading D his son
Robert who has been ill for some
months past.
He mentioned the fact that he
had pain in the head, but other
wise gave no indication of illness.
At about 3 o'clock in the morning
he was attacked with intense pain,
and started for the bath room, say
ing to his wife that there was noth
ing she need do for him.
In a little whiltt Mrs Runyon be
came uneasy, and started after him,
and found him lying on a bed in an
adjoining bed-room. She spake to
him and tried to arouse him but he
was unable to speak, though he in
dicated that he understood what
she said by nodding his head.
In a few moments he lapsed into
unconsciousness, and in spite of ef
forts to revive him soon passed
away, though the efforts were con
tinued for some time, and Doctors
Bierman and Brown were called in.
A stroke of apoplexy is supposed to
have been the cause of his death.
Mr. Runyon was born in Starkey,
Schuyler county, New York. His
parents' name was Abel, and they
died when he was about three years
old, leaving him and two sisters to
survive them. Soon after Charles
was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Lay
ton Runyon then residing in Troy,
Pa., and was always a dutiful son,
never realizing any difference be
tween his own parents and those
who adopted him.
He passed his youth and young
manhood in Troy, and was married
to Miss Sarah Persons of Allen town
back in the sixties. They came to
Bloomsburg over thirty years ago,
and Mr. Runyon went in partner
ship with his father in the hard
ware business, and about 15 years
ago purchased the entire business,
and conducted it successfully ever
He was a director of the 1'armers
National Bank from its foundation,
and for the past five years was a
member of the Town Council. He
was an efficient councilman and a
good citizen.
He is survived by his widow, and
one son Robeit, at home, and a
daughter, Mrs. Dr. Bituer, of Al
leutown. Funeral services were held at the
house this morning, Rev. K. K.
Hecknian officiating, aud the re
mains were taken on the 11:2s
Reading train to Allentown for in
Application has been made for a
charter for the Bloomsburg Brick
The gentlemen interested in the
company are George L. Low, J. W .
Voung, W R. Kocuer, J. hu
man, H. R. Mears. Myron I. Low
nid V. W. Zwengel.
The new plant will be located at
a point east of Oak Grove and will
he equipped with ihe most modem
machinery for making dry press
brick, paving blocks and other shale
Products, all the machinery being
electrically driven.
HM AT w-
Home of Robert Butler Destroyed Last
Thursday Night.
Fire, resulting from an explosion
of a lamp, completely destroyed the
home of Robert Butler, in Jersey
town, about 10 o'clock Thursday
night. The building together with
all the household goods, with the
exception of two rocking chairs
1 were burned.
j Mr. Butler and daughter, Miss
Pearl, had gone to a grange supper
and had lelt a lighted lamp on the
kitchen table. The daughter, re
turning home ahead of her father,
saw an unusual bright light in the
kitchen, and hurrying on to the
I house, pushed open the door to
I find the room in a miss of flames.
: She could not get into that por
tion of the building and when her
. father arrived, an entrance was
mad; thrcugli another door, but the
! flames meanwhile had gained such
I headway that it was impossible to
I save but the twD chairs that were
near the door.
The burned home was a frame
I structure of fair size aud com fori a -;
biy furnished. Between $1200 and
$1300 insurance was carried by Mr.
; Butler.
I Mrs. Butler was visiting at the
i home of Eli Appleman, Valley
I township, over Thursday night,
! and did not see the ruins of her
home until she returned to Jersey
town next day.
The Bloomsburg Wheelmen Club
held the annual election Tuesday
evening, with the following results:
President, Lloyd B. Skeer; vice
! president. J. T. Goodwin; treasurer,
I A. W. Snarpless; secretary, C. R.
j Xagle; Librarians, Frank Rupert
and Prof. J. II. Dennis; auditor,
i Harry S. Barton; board of govern
ors, Harry C Mendenhall, W. S.
! Butler, J. C. Hagenbuch, R. Etu-
met Kverly, Josiah Little and Sam
Uiel Miller.
I The following committees were
appointed: Finance Samuel Mill
er, H. C. Mendenhall, V. S. But
ler; House W. S. Butler, R. Km
I met Kyerly, II. C. Mendenhall, I.
IT. Little, J. C. Hagenbuch; Enter
tainment Edward Creasy, R. X.
I Wolverton, Clyde Kemp.
1 Mr. aud Mrs. Barratt, the new
' stewards, have taken charge of the
! club house.
! TJio up w nine orean in the Re
formed Church of Bloomsburg,
which is the gift of Mrs. M. E.
Hut in memory of her daughter, is
rapidly Hearing completion. It is
expected to have it dedicated on
Palm Sunday, when various mem
bers of other congregations in town
will assist m the musical program.
The instrument is of colonial de
sign and is being built by Reuben
Midmer and .Son, of Brooklyn, the
builders of the orgaus in St. Paul's
F.piscopal aud in the First Method
ist Churches.
Announcement has been made
yesterday by Miss Swartz, head of
the department of Klocution of the
Bloomsburg High School, of the
: riniinal lllllior
KeT Tle: Gladys Wha,
ton, Ruth Doty, Ethel King, Helen
vJc Sabila Shobert, Glenn Pur
sel Clyde Peter, Libert Knorrand
Frank Williams. All these partic
ipants have shown superior work in
this department.
It is rh? dollar you do hot sptid
that puts you ahead." -franklin
Tlx unspent dolljr passes
through I he teller j window
begins at once t? earn another
dollar for I lie depositor.
moral: We give
to large and
Deposit your Savings regu
larly, and Sec how they Grow.
We pay 3
ings Accounts.
Former Rector of St. Paul's Church,
Bloomsburg. died in Philadel
phia on February 15th.
The following article is taken
from The Churchman, published in
; New York, in last week's issue:
j "The Rev. Thomas II. Cuilen, a
I retired priest of the Diocese of New
; Jersey, residing in Philadelphia,
Idied on February 15th, aged sev
! enty-five years. The committal of
! his body was nude in St. Andrew's
churchyard, Mt. Holly, N. J., the
Rev. James Stoddard, Rector of St.
Andrews, and the Rev. Howard IS.
Thompson, Rector of St. Peters,
Mr. Cullen was Rector of the last
I named parish for nearly twenty
! years during which time he had al
' so charge of Holy Innocents, Beach
Haven, N. J., and was in many
ways prominent in the diocese.
From this, his last rectorship,
he retired more than fifteen years
ago, on account of ill health. He
had many friends, and many people
remember with gratitude his abund
ant labors."
The Rev. Thomas H. Cullen
came to Bloomsburg as Rector of
St. Paul's Church, Jau.iary 5th,
1S63. Be remained here until the
fall'of 1S70
When he came here the congre
gation occupied the old brick
church which stood where the Rec
tory now stands. Early in his rec
torship a movement was started for
the erection of a new church. The
old onf; was too smad and much di
lapidated. These efforts under his leadership
were crowned with success. The
corner stone of the present hand
some structure was laid on Septem
ber nth, 186S, and completed ear
ly 111 1870. vex some months pre
vious to its completion, services
were held in the Court House, the
old church having been pronounced
unsafe for occupancy.
Soon after the new church was
occupied, Mr. Cullen presented his
resignation, much to the surprise
and regret of the congregation and
vestry He had done splendid
work, and there were 110 dissensions
of any kind, but he stated that he
had been here seven years, aud
with a new church and new paro
chial activity he felt that a new rec
tor also would be beneficial to the
parish. His resignation was reluc
tantly accepted, and he and his es
timable wife left here, bearing with
them the love aud respect of their
people, aud of the entire community-
The stained glass window in the
church near the chancel was the
gift of Mrs. Cullen's Sunday school
It is our recollection that Mr.
Cullen came here from Tioga, Pa.,
where he was rector of a parish,
and that from here he returned to
the same parish.
He subsequently was called to
Freehold, where he remained until
ill health compelled him to retire.
He was a man of most lovable dis
positijn, a good preacher and a de
voted pastor, and all who remem
ber him here will learn of his death
with deep sorrow.
A handsome new electric sign in
blue aud white has been placed on
the front of the uew F. P. Pursel
equal consideration
small accounts.
per cent, on Sav
Iron dale Plant Lights the Town.
On Saturday night for the first
time the electrical current was
brought into Danville from Iron
dale; the two transformers recently
installed in the plant of the Stand
ard El.ctric Light company were
started up and the system was giv
en a thorough trial. Everything
was found to work admirably. The
test will be continued each night
this week. Within a few days the
high voltage current will be brought
to Danville from liar wood.
The transformers are two in num
ber and are installed among the
other machinery at the plant. The
current entered the transformers at
23,000 volts aud left them reduced
to 2,200 volts.
The long bne is now completed.
Nothing remains but to finish the
high tension oil switches for con
trolling the 25,000 at the Berwick
and Bloomsburg plants.
The Irondale plant will be run
each night this week to fully test
the wires and macuinerv. Mem
while the lines of the Danville and
Sunbury Transit company and
the Danville and Bloomsburg lSlec-
tric Railway company will be sup
plied with the Irondale current af
ter being reduced in voltage. Con
nection with the overhead system
of the Danville and Bloomsburg
line lias been established.
Max Bryfogle, the fifteen years
old son of W. C. Bryfogle, of JSast
Third Street, was the unfortunate
victim of an accident last Thursday
which resulted iu the loss of his
left foot.
He, with some other boys, had
gone to the river to see the high
water, and crossing to East Blooms
burg were ruuniug beside a moving
Pennsylvania freight train when
young Bryfogle slipped and his left
foot was caught under the wheels.
He was helped into the station
and later taken to the home of Dr.
Bierman by Arthur Bruner where
the foot was amputated about four
inches above the ankle by Dr. Bier
man aud Dr. Bruner. The boy
was then taken to his home.
The townspeople have a great
deal of sympathy for the unfortu
nate boy and his family.
The Calliepian Literary Society
of the Bloomsburg State Normal
School presented n drama in the
Auditorium last Saturday, which
drew a packed house, which it
proved to have merited.
"A Kentucky Belle" was apiece
full of amusing comedy, and clev
er lines, and the work was excep
tionally well done.
The resulting score in a Five
Hundred contest between the "Var
sity" and "Scrub" teams of the
Craftsuiau Club, held last Monday
evening, showed an advantage of
over seventy-one hundred for the
Preparations are in progress at
the Normal School for au inter
society debate between two teams
representing respectively the Philo
logian and the Calliepian Literary
Societies. It will take place within
a short time.
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less than three weeks away, you
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I you want a new
though we have a beautiful line
of Ready to put on Clothing from
Children to Men.
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