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VOL. 33 Oouncil Proceedings- The regular monthly meeting of the Bloomsburg Town Council was held on Thursday evening last in the council chamber at the Town Hall. President Kocher and all the mem bers were present. Gorrey reported that he had re ceived notice from the Electric Light Company that they had deducted $19.29 from the November bill, which amount would cover the lights not burning all the time during that month, the letter also stated that they had made no charge for four new arc lights, which alone would have amounted to $10.64. Gorrey also reported that he had been informed bv the police that during the month of December, lights were out 2357 hours which would amount to five lights for the entire month, amount ing to $33.33. He therefore moved that amount be deducted from the bill, which was seconded and carried. Supplee of the Finance Committee stated that he saw M. I. Hennessy in reference to the damage claimed to his property on Leonard street, and that he wants the stable fixed as it was before the change of grade, and a new pavement put down, or he would take $250 in cash to settle the dam age. The Committee is continued to look further into this matter. Kelly of the Fire Committee report ed that they can get 250 feet of hose, a cart, lanterns, &c., complete for the Fourth Waid Fire Company v for $250. The Committee is authorized to go ahead in the matter as they deem best. Petitions were presented asking for arc lights at corner Second Street and Scott's alley ; at a point between Second street and Fishingcreek, and one at Fifth and Spruce streets. They were all referred to the Light Com mittee. Health Offider Hagenbuch present ed a communication which had been directed to him wherein complaint was made that the residents of East Fiftn street were without proper sewer, consequently they were unable to live up to the requirements of the Board of Health rules. Referred to the Street Committee. On motion of Rishton and Hower it was decided to put the temporary bridge over the canal at Market street, as had been done for rhe past few winters. A building permit was granted to C. B. Lutz for the erection of a house on North Market Street. Bills were presented and the Secre tary directed to issued orders for same as follows : H. A. McKillip, fees, Ster ner et. al. case $ 50 00 J. H. Mercer for Stationery 190 Water Co., water for fire hy drants, changing plugs, &c... 16683 G. B. Martin, smithing.... 545 Elk Run Gray Stone Co., for crossing stone 90 60 W. G. Ferguson, hauling brick 6 40 Moyer Bros., for cement... 17 Harman & Hassert, cross ing plates 8 78 Creasy & Wells, lumber.... 9 96 C. E. Hagenbuch, cobbling 35 60 1 Hagenbuch, health officer 10 00 G. W. Keiter, lumber for b dge 4 50 Water Co., water 4 80 C. W. Hassert, rent for Fire A. C. DeShepperd, work... 30 L. Gross, for nippers 1 10 Campbell, police service... 1 25 A. Herbine, " " .... x G. Shultz " ... 2 -o F. P. Baum, " "... 425 A. Shultz, " "... 40 00 G. F. Quick, Secretary.... 15 00 Electric Light Company.... 393 3 x A bill for $64.70 for damages in favor of C. P. Sloan and others, as of No. 6 February term 1892 was also presented but held over for the present. The Athletic Park subject was brought up and the following reso lution offered : Whereas—On the 6th day of May, 1897, the Town Council of he Town of Bloomsburg adopted a 1 isolation granting the Athletic Park Association the use of Athletic Park until October 15th, 1897, and then accepting the proposition of fR- Waller to plant the Park with trees, and whereas, the said L. E. Waller has not complied with the terms of said resolution to plant ing !hc trees in accordance with his tsition, MMkrefore he it Unsolved of said r "solution Waller's proposition,and repeal- Ed, and that said Athletic Park be leased to The Bloomsburg Athletic Association, for public purposes, for the term of five years for the following considerations : 1st —The said The Bloomsburg Athletic Association to maintain the said park for the use of our children in the Public Schools, and the public generally at all times, except when in use for games of base ball, foot ball or similar ath letic sports for tfhicli an admission fee is charged. 2n< J '• —The said lessee to plant a row of trees along Centre street out side of the Park fence for the pur pose of concealing said fence. .Said lease to be executed by the President and Secretary of the Town Council after approval by its attorney. Inasmuch as it was not known that the above matter was to be brought before Council at this meet ing, it was decided to meet again Tuesday evening and vote on it. Postmaster Mercer urged Coun cil to see to it that the numbering of houses for the free delivery sys tem be commenced at once. Gorrey and Hower moved that the work be started on Monday. Following is the ordinance on this subject : That from and after the passage of this Ordinance houses and build ings in the Town of Bloomsburg shall be numbered after the follow ing plan : On First street and all streets running parallel with it, the numbers shall begin at Centre street and run east and west, count each square one hundred numbers, two numbers being allowed for I each twenty-five feet, the north side of said streets to be odd and the south side even numbers. On Centre street, and all streets run ning parallel with it, the numbers to begin at First street, and run north and south, the east side of said streets to be numbered conse cutively in odd numbers, and the west side to be numbered consecu tively in even numbers, each twen ty-five feet to be alloted two num bers, counting each square one hundred numbers. It shall be the duty of the Secre tary of the Town Council on the application of any property holder, to furnish such property holder with the appropriate number for his property. Any person neglecting or refusing to place the proper number over or upon his door according to the plan above described within ten days after due notice from the president of the Town Council, shall be liable to a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than ten dollars, the same to be recovered for the use of the Town. TUESDAY EVENING'S MEETING. Pursuant to adjournment Cornell met Tuesday evening to consider the Athletic Park question. Gorrey made a motion that the matter of leasing the Park be referred to the Finance Committee with power to act. The motion was seconded and carried. The Board of Health made the following report for the Town from December 4, '96 to December 31 '97. CONTAGIOUS DISEASES. No. cases returned Deaths. Diphtheria 23 4 Scarlet Fever 7 ,x Measles 27 o Typhoid Fever.... 6 o Nuisances Reported 70 Abated 70 The rules and regulations of the State Board of Health have been carried out as far as possible ; n a town of the size of Bloomsburg. The Health officer has had but little diffi culty in having rules carried out. Several other matters were consider ed, the main one being the retaining wall along the road at the Barton farm, after which Council adjourned. Nominated for Poor Direotors. The committeemen of North and South Sugarloafj East and West Scott, Millville Borough, East and West Greenwood met Saturday afternoon at the Central Hotel for the purpose of nominating two persons for direc tors of Bloom Poor District. The Committeemen of the several districts were all present. Three persons were voted for, namely: Joseph Travelpiece, Green wood ; Harry Rhoads, Bloomsburg and Stephen Pettit, East Scott. The ballot stood, Rhoades 10, Travelpiece 9, Pettit 3. The first two were de clared the nominees. Many of the street crossings in town are almost impassable for mud. BLOOMSBURG, PA.. THURSDAY. JANUARY 13. 1898 FABMEfi'3 INSTITUTE. Large Attendance, Good Talks, Fine Music. The farmers' Institute, held under the auspices of the State Board of Agriculture convened in the lower court room at 10 o'clock Monday morning. The room was pretty well filled with people, most ly strangers from the surrounding towns and country. County Chairman FI. V. White called the meeting to order, after which an organization was perfect ed by chosing James C. Brown as presiding officer and T. C. Wilson as Secretary. Music was the next on the program, followed by prayer, by Rev. G. H. Hemingway of the Presbyterian Church. President of Town Council W. R. Kocher, delivered the address of welcome, and was responded to by Col. John A.Woodward, of Howard, Pa. E. H. Little Esq., of Light Street, read a very interesting paper on "Choosing a Vocation. \ Education of the Adult fVarmer was discussed at length by Prof. William Frear, of State College. Prof. Frear's talk was a very good one and was thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd present. The evening session began at 7:20. The attendance was very •large. Dr. N. E. Schaeffer, State Supt. of Public Instruction, made an address, and the subject of good roads was discussed by Prof. John Hamilton, director of Institutes. The addresses on Tuesday were made by the above named gentle men, Prof. Albert of the Normal School, Fred Ikeler esq. and others. The music throughout every session was fine and the committee who arranged the musical program are to be commended for their efforts. A Prisoner of War- In Fisher Opera House was pro duced Monday evening under the auspices of Sedgwick Camp Guard 42, S. of V., one of those Military Spectacular Dramas which have be come so popular in this town, "A Prisoner of War, or The Girl Spy of Chickamauga. The cast consist ed of Miss Clara Turner, of Cleve land, Ohio, Bert Miller who travels with her, and manages the perform ance. Miss Turner plays six differ ent characters varying from that of a young woman of good family to that of an uncouth country lad. In each she displayed much skill. Whether she appeared in a comic or a serious role she was equally conscientious and clever, her songs were excellent, and her stage pre sence very taking. Miss Turner speedily won the affections of the audience and held them throughout. Bert Miller proved himself a char acter comedian of high accomplish ments. The tableaux were fine and the stage management was excellent. —Lebanon, Pa., Daily Report. Bloomsburg, Pa. Jan. 13, 14 & 15. Auspices of the Brockway Camp S. of V. ELEOTED OFFIOEBS. At a meeting of Theta Castle No. 276 K. G. E. held at their hall Mon day evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing six months : Past Chief, J. E. Fidler; Noble Chief, H. M. Bachman; Vice Chief, A. Fortune ; High Priest, G. L. Moyer; Venerable Hermit, W. M. Tones; Master of Records, Jno. W. Lewis ; Clerk of Exchequer, W. E. Shaffer ; Keeper of Exchequer, C. W. Funston: Sir Herald, A. E. Meyers; Worthy Chamberlain, Joe Townsend; Esquire, D. Tasker; First Guardsman, H. R. Moyer; Second Guardsman, Herbert Gearinger; Trustee, D. Powell; Representative to the Grand Castle, D. Powell. B. & 8. ELECTION. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Bloomsburg 8c Sullivan Rail road Co. held on Tuesday the fol lowing officers were elected : President, C. R. Buckalew ; Direc tors, Morton McMichael, E. W. Clark, Jr., H. H. Pigott, Jas. G. Leiper, Sam'l Wigfall, H. J. Con ner, J. K. Grotz, D. W. Campbell. Samuel Wigfall, Vice President aiid Treasurer. H. J. Conner, Secre tary. D. W. Campbell, Supt. Dr. John was appointed as jail physician by the Commissioners last week. Mr. Deitterick will also be retained as janitor at the jail. DEATH IN A TOBNADO- Forty Human Lives Lost. $1,000,000 Worth of Property Destroyed. A terrible tornado which carried death and destruction in its path, swept over the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas Tuesday night. Men, women and children asleep in their homes were without a moment's warning, awakened to meet death under falling walls or in the flames which soon engulfed many of the wrecked buildings. Ihe tornado was of such magni tude that the full extent of the dam age is not yet known. With the first crash of the storm, business blocks, handsome mansions, hotels and humble cottages were leveled to the ground and scattered in shapeless masses. The known dead are : Silas Mincer, merchant. Harvey Butledge, negro. Mary Timmerman. Two unknown men from the Bur gess hotel. Joe Griswold, tailor. John Martin, Madison county. J. B. Riley, Madison county. George Carter, fireman, Grand opera house. Mrs. Milt Burgess, proprietor Bur gess hotel. Two unknown men, died at St. John's hospital. J. M. Foutz, farmer. Joe Kyle, farmer. Two Lefevre boys. Milt Napton, Jr. Mrs. Milt Napton. Joe Lucas, negro. Edward Ferrell, butcher, and his two little children, Irene and Roy. Frank Richardson, restaurant keep er. John Adams, carpenter. Mrs. Charles Mauver. Ritter, gardener. Mrs. Will Lawson. Louie Sengel. Miss Holden. John Badt, farmer. Mrs. Maggie Sheehan's infant. L. Woehle, butcher. James Smith, clerk. Mrs. Jones. The remaining dead have not been identified. For a State Baseball League. Danville In Place of Shamokin, and Potts ville Probable. or not Bloomsburg will be represented by a base ball team the coming season we are unable to say. It would look more encouraging if last year's management was out of debt, but with S6OO to be paid off yet, and no pledges made for the sup port of another team, the chances for professional ball in Bloomsburg this season are very slim. There may be some scheme by which a club could be run on a great deal less expense than last year. Mon day's Philadelphia Record says: Plans are being matured for a forma tion of the Central Pennsylvania Baseball League this year, and the towns which will probably be repre sented are Lock Haven, Wiliiarqgport, Milton, Sunbury, Danville and Blooms burg. These six towns complete a circuit which will be a vast improve ment over last year's league, as both Shamokin and Pottsville were incon venient to reach, while Danville, if it comes in, is accessible to all the other towns in the circuit. The financial backing of the clubs has been carefully looked after. With Danville in the league, and the man agement sticking to the limit in salar ies, there is no doubt but that the league will play the season out. The main trouble with the league last year was the utter disregard of the salary limit and the signing of teams which were entirely too fast for the size of the towns. Steps have already been taken at Williamsport for this year's team, and sufficient funds have been secured to play the season. It is quite probable that a meeting of last year's managers will be held at Milton in the near future, at which time a permanent organization will be effected, and the name of James H. Mercer, of Bloomsburg, will be push ed for the presidency by several of the managers. Should the league for any reason drop through, Williamsport will have an independent club. There will probably be some lively times at the spring election. Stephen Petitt, who was defeated for the nomi nation of poor director at the meeting held Saturday afternoon, has decided to run as an independent candidate. SECOND WEEK I -OF- I SPECIAL REDUCTIONS In men and boys' Suits, Overcoats, Storm Coats and Boys' Reefers. Red Letter Prices Now the Rule. Our big stock of the handsomest and best ready made clothing in this section of the State is now offered to the appreciative public at a liberal re duction from our former low prices. Excellent, warm Stcjpm Coats, large collar, extra long, in Chinchillas and Irish Frieze, some were 7.50,8.00 and even $9.00, to close at $6.75 Splendid blue and black kersey Overcoats, with velvet collar, some lined with same cloth back to arm holes, bottom with .< double warp Italian, 6 and $7 grades at \J $5.00 1 Our finer grades of blue and black Kersey Overcoats, of 4 9 and $lO grades, handsomely tailored, some are lined with silk and doubled with velvet at arm holes, now 1 , $7.50 ' Don't hold off too long from buying those finest Overcoats; next winter they'll cost more than their regular prices just now. 15, 16 and $lB coats are now A 11, 12 and $13.50 Special line of all wool trous ers warranted not to rip, perfect fitting, $2.00 Excellent fine worsted and imported cheviots, some $5.00 grades $3.50 BIDDING & CO.* 1 To Whom It May Concern, A Prisoner of War was produced in Steubenville, Ohio, May n-13 under the auspices of U. V. L. No. 16, and was such a success, both financially and artistically, that Mr. Miller and the clever actress, Miss Clara Turner, have been engaged for a return date here in the fall. Any Post, order or society would be fortunate in securing this splen did attraction. It always plays to crowded houses. Wm. Ruddicks, Col. Commanding Encampment No. 16, U. V. L. The above war drama will be produced in the Opera House Thurs day, Friday and Saturday, Jan 13, 14. & 15- River Explosion Kills Five. Tugboat Blown to Pieces and Her Tow Scattered and Lost. The towboat Percy Kelsey, own ed by W. H. Brown's Son, of Pitts burg, started down the river from that place about 8 o'clock Satuiday morning for Cincinnati with a tow consisting of seven barges and two fioats of coal. Three hours later, on the Ohio River, at Glenfield, Pa., the tug blew up, being literally shattered to pieces, and the tow scattered and lost. Five of the crew were killed and seven injured. The killed are : Milton Woods, of Allegheny, aged 70, pilot; Tho mas F. Lynn, second engineer ; Joseph Lalley, second mate ; Lee Webster and Lee Bechtold, firemen. The injured include Percy F. Woods, Hugh Close and William Alexander, who will die ; Harry Hanna, Leslie Jones, captain ; David Walker and Adolph Wan dell. It is not known what caused the explosion. The boat was valued at $25,000. At the annual election ot the stock holders ot the First National Bank held on Tuesday afternoon the follow ing directors were elected : C. R. Buckalew, E. W. M. Low, A. Z. Schoch, M. I. Low and E. B. Tustin. Tne by-laws haying beer, changed so ay.) permit of the election of an ad- director, R. R. Little was ao elected. New lines of men' shirts, regular $t grades at 75 1.25 and $1.50 grades, New Toques, 25, 30 and SO^M COURT MOUSE NEWS. J What Has Occurred There Since Ourj Former Report. | j MARRIAGE LICEN-LS. 1 The following marr age licenses have been issued by Clerk W. H. Henrie, since those last published 1 H. B. Hendelson and Miss Minnie A. Mowery, both of Hetlerville. ■ J. C. H. Lynn of Philadelphia, and I Miss Mary E. Cruschank of Berwick H Robert A. Rarig of Locust town-1 ship and Miss Rosa I. K norr, of the I same place. I TRANSFER OF REAL ESTAiE | The following transfers of real es tate have been recorded in the office of C. B. Ent, register and recorder, during the week. Moses Savage, Adnvr to Henry H. j Hirleman for tract of land in Jackson 1 township. 1 George Hirleman and wile to Henry H. Hirleman for tract of land in Jackson township. Christian Kindig to Alvin J. Kin dig for land in Fishingcreek township. William S. Lawrence, guardian, to William H. McCarty for tract of land in Hemlock township. John L. Evans, et. al. to William H. McCarty for tract of land ir Hem lock township. Rohr McHenry to J. Weison W. Budman for tract of land in Jackson township, John Cochran and wife to William C. Kuster for land in Montour town- A ship. Nathan Gable and wife to Jacob f Gilbert for tract of land in Locust! township. 1 Bloomsburg Land Improvement Company to J. M. Sutliff for land in Bloom. SHERIFF SALES. The following sheriff sales are ad vertised to take place at the Court House, besides those that appear in this paper. Jan. 27, at two o'clock property of Francis Eley situated in Franklin and Locust township. February 7, at two o'clock p. m. property of Charles C. Kesty and Tillie E. Kesty, situated in Blooms burg. . Evan Buckalew has bought mtt Belles property in Benton. NO. 2 7