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VOL 37.
NO. 33
vi i i y mii ill
The Centennial Committee will
hold a regular meeting this evening.
The celebration of Bloomsburg's
one hundredth anniversary is still two
tveeks distant, but already people are
arriving to remain until after the bit;
show. The event gives promise of
being a brilliant success, and in every
way commensurate with the occasion.
We would advise our readers to take
advantage of Centennial week and
visit Bloomsburg, for it will give them
an opportunity to see the town in its
finest dress, and a display which is
not often afforded. The entire pop
ulace will set everything aside, and
lend themselves to the celebration.
The first day's program will include
base ball, a grand civic pageant, illus
trating the business and industrial life
of the town, and a fine display of hre
works in the evening. On the second
day the firemen will hold sway. There
will be in line, beside the local de
partment, fifteen companies from
o.hcr cities, with at least a dozen
biass bards. There will also be a
game of base ball on Friday.
The program o! amusements will be
varied. Already contracts have been
closed with a Gypsy Camp and Palace
of Illusions, and the committee has
lines out for Darkness and Dawn, the
show that scored such a success at
the Buffalo Exposition. If good
weather prevails, the Centennial shou'd
be a brilliant success. ' Are you com
ing ?
The official invitations were ic
ceived this morning, and are ready
for distribution. They are sold for
five cents each, which is the actual
The firemen have adjusted their
difficulties, and will be ready to show
the best parade of the kind ever seen
Will Benefit Several Communities-
The construction of the Pennsyl
vania, Bloomsburg & Berwick Rail
road, will do much for the people of
th; several townships through which
it passes, because it will bring them
closer to the larger towns, and estab
lish a convenience the worth of which
can hardly be estimated. The busi
ness people of Berwick and Blooms
burg will also reap benefits from the
enterprise, as it will make the town
ships suburbs, almost of the two
towns. There is to be no waiting or
delay, alter work is started, and it is
expected that the early part of next
year will see the completion of the
line. There wiil be no cuts of any
account to contend with and the road
for a greater part of the way can be
made on railroad grade. The road
will be first class in every particular,
and the entire line ballasted with
stone. The stations between Orange
ville and Watsontown are all to be
remodeled, and improved. The site
for the station at Berwick has not
yet been decided upon, but the pro
babilities are that it will be located
near the Store Company's building.
By pushing the road to a speedy com
pletion, the gentlemen at the head of
the enterprise will win the thanks ot
many people.
Court Proceedings-
Court was in session on Monday.
Hon. R. R. Little presided.
Sarah E Johnson et. al. vs Simon
b. Beyer. In Kqnity. 1 nis case is
the outcome of a contract made be
tween Harry Johnson, son of the
plaintiff and Simon S. Beyer, involv-
ing the sale of a tract of timber land
for $200.00 without the plaintiffs
knowledge. In the bargain certain
rights were reserved, including some
young timber on the tract and the
tons ot trees. ine agreement was
drawn with the stipulations omitted
and the plaintiffs refused to sign it.
This did not deter Beyer and he pro
ceeded to cut the timber. He was
ordered to quit but refused to com
ply. The plaintiffs then secured from
the court an injunction restraining
him from further operations. Depo
sitions of Sarah E. Johnson were read
in court, and Harry Johnson was
sworn. The injunction was continued.
Sadie Stephens appointed guardian
of Almond, Lizzie and Dora Steph.
ens minor children of Jasper Steph
Mayor Town send, who has been
confined to. his home for more than
a week past, is slowly improving
He was taken with lumbago while
in the city in the early part of last
week, and the constant jolt of the
tram on his return home aggravated
the discomfort. He came down
stairs yesterday and expects to be
able to be out in a tew days.
ir Agricultural Friends Had a Gala Tim
Thursday. Beautiful Gratmera Thronged
With Vititort.
To say that the farmers' picnic
at Grasmere Park last Thursday
was a colossal affair is putting it
mildly. We will not estimate num
bers, nor tell what we saw, for the
woods and picnic ground was full
of people. Nor shall wc comment
upon any of the speeches except
one, later on. in this article. As
for the political complexion of the
vast assemblage, all shades of
politics were represented. So were
all the religious beliefs, creeds and
doctrines; and probably infidelity
was not less conspicuous. But it
was a remarkable crowd, of men
and women, old and young, boys
and girls and children, all bent
upon enjoyment, and apparently
all succeeded. While many people
expected to see Pattison, the demo
cratic nominee for Governor, we
heard one person remark, that he
"had a high regard for him," but
he was not his man.' We are
not sure, but think that he was the
"lone republican of Jackson." So
it is in politics the country over,
we nave a high regard for him.
but he is not our man." The
prominent features of the day's
exrecises was the speech of County
Superintendent Kvans, whose theme
was, "Rural Education." We
were wholly absorbed and interested
in the plan, or course he outlined,
which he proposes to pursue to the
letter, and from the tenor of his re
marks, he will exert every energy
at his command, to accomplish his
He said that rural children had
better opportunities for study than
town-children, from the fact that
there were less fascinating attract
ions to divert their attention, to
allure and rob them of their studies.
The whole scheme, as outlined by
Mr. Evans, seemed to us, theoreti
cally more plausible than practica
ble. Yet, if he is a person of in
domitable will, and untiring and
persevering energy, he may reach
the ideal at which he aims. If he
can withstand the clamor and pro
tests of all classes, teachers, direct
ors, pupils and patrons that may
rise in opposition to such a course,
he will accomplish a very great
work. But to fully succeed, it is
necessary that the patrons ot the
schools co-operate, by sending their
children very regularly to their re
spective schools. And also visit
their schools frequently.
This they should do; not. so much
as a courtesy to the teachers, but it
is a duty they owe to their children
and the schools. Our schools are
in need of many relorms, and it is
hoped that these reforms will be
instituted under the present admin
istration of Superintendent Evans.
Now, that Mr. Evans has defined
his policy, let all who are interest
ed in the intellectual development
of our children, and the progress
of our schools, put their shoulder
to the wheel and help lift our
schools to a higher state of profici
ency. The intellectual development
of our children is of far greater
importance than earthly treasures,
or legacies the greatest legacy ob
tainable, is a first class education.
The children of our nation are the
jewels of our country, and why
shall they not be rounded and
polished by a system of free educa
tion, and become useful citizens
and ornaments to society. We
shall expect that Mr. Evans will
be a power that will count in tne
progress and development of "Rural
Education" in Columbia county.
J. C. W.
The Publio Library.
The Free Public Library, second
floor of the new Clark building,
Centre street will be open to the
public during the Centennial. We
trust the citizens will not forget it
when showing their guests the ad
vantage of a residence in our town.
The room will not be formally
opened to the reading public until
later but with a suitable room and
the co-operation of our citizens, it
is possible to fill a long felt want of
our town. There has already been
contributed sectional book-cases
that will hold several hundred vol
umes, but more are needed. Any
one desiring to make donations in
this line, or toward the further
furnishing of the room or any com
munication in regard to this move
ment may be made to Miss Laura
P. Waller, Pres. Library Dep't.
Well Equipped,
And Want Your Business.
Our Vault, Safe and general equipment are modern in
every respect, and supply every convenience and safeguard
for banking. We do an exclusive banking business, and
consequently nobody can serve you better.
If you are not already a customer, we solicit Your Ac
count upon the basis of' Sound and Progressive Banking,
Liberal and Fair Treatment.
Bloomsburg National "Bank
A. Z. SCHOCH, President.
(Rhad My Ad on 5T11 Tage.
No matter what the grade,
is carefully inspected before
going out of this store.
Every Watch
Is backed by our unquali
fied guarantee a guarantee
that's kept.
J. Lee Martin,
Jeweler and Optician.
Telephone 184a.
W- H- Gilmore, Obief Marshal
At a meetine ot a committee from
the Centennial committee and a com
mittee of three from each of the five
recognized fire companies of town
held in the committee rooms in the
Hartman building Monday evening
the matter ot chief marshalship ot
the parade on firemen s day of the
centennial was considered. Since
the appointment of Mr. Gilmore by
the Centennial Committee considera
ble complaint had been heard, and
the purpose of this meeting was to
get the representatives of the various
companies together and hear what
the objections were. Each company
was heard separately. It appeared
to be the sense of the committees
from the Rescue, Winona and Liberty
company's that John Fortner should
be the chief marshal of the parade,
for the reason that he is chief engineer
of the department. The matter was
discussed at considerable length and
owing to the fact that the sentiment
of the meeting appeared to be so
evenly divided the question was finally
put to a vote. The majority favored
Mr. Gilmore, end his appointment
was sustained. The parade will con
sist of five divisions and each will
have a chief marshal withjaids. This
is the manner ir which the firemen's
parades are conducted at the big
gatherings in the cities.
Base Ball t Berwick Saturday
Base ball received a black eye in
Berwick 011 Saturday when the
game between the home team and
Freelaud came to an end abruptly
hi the sixth inning in a free-for-all
fight. For five innings the visitors
were shut out without a hit or a
run, but in the sixth they opened
up and scored five runs before a
single mau had beeu retired. .At
this juncture, it is said, one or two
precocious enthusiasts wishing to
prevent defeat which was sure to
follow, started a fight. It had the
desired effect, the game was stopped
and the umpire called it back to
the fifth inning, giving the Ber
wick club his decision by a score of
4 to o, they having made four runs
before the trouble started. This is
one way of winning games, but it
isn't the true sportsmen like fashion.
WM. II. IIIDLAY, Cashier.
I Have Moved
Into my own yellow
front building, former
ly occupied by Hen
(bidding's clothing
store, and am receiv
ing the following
Summer Goods:
General Hardware.
The Miffiinvilla Bridge-
The King Bridge Company of
Cleveland, Ohio, one of the largest
bridge building concerns in this coun
try, was on Tuesday awarded the sub
contract for the iron and steel super
structure of the new Mifflinville river
bridge by contractor Charles H. Rei
mard. The County Commissioners
have taken action upon the matter
and in a resolution presented by
Commissioner Kitchen consented to
and approved the same. The said
resolution calls for the filing of a
bond by the bridge company in the
sum of $15,000 for the faithful per
formance of the work, the said bond
to be accompanied by a certificate
from the Probate Judge of the court
of the county in which the sureties
reside, certifying that the sureties are
worth the amount stated in said bond.
Contractor Reimard is now en
gaged building tool houses and doing
other preliminary work. The canal
has been filled in, and just as soon
as the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany completes the switch at Mifflin
ville, work on the substructure will be
The Clerks Picnio
Pleasure. held full sway at Shaw
nee Park last evening. The occa
sion was the annual picnic of the
clerks of town and their frieuds. It
is estimated that at least six hun
dred were in attendance and every
body enjoyed themselves. The
clerks certainly made a wise selec
tion in Shawnee. It was simply
grand in the park last night. The
music, the lights ana tlie merry
faces, all seemed like a fairy land
mid then the ceutle wind that
stirred the branches of the trees
was full of perfume. Music was
furnished by the Centennial orches
tra. .
To Employ 100 Men-
Tust as soon as the smelter, which
was recently ordered by the Beaver
Lake Conner and Smelting Com
pany, arrives the force of workmen
will be increased from its present
size of four to one hundred. The
smelter will have a capacity of 100
tons daily. The assays show cop
per in from jYj to 63 per cent, the
I average being l&'t per cent.
pj m tm
How often they disagree! Here cornea a round
faced, fat man with a small Derby ; Here is a tall,
slender man with a thin face, and he is wearing a
big cowboy hat !
They don't go to the right store to buy Hats
not enough variety ; can't find a hat to suit them,
and rather than hunt around, take anything.
You're'bound to find the right hat here, because the
variety is here and fashion says: Wear the style
that looks well.
Soft Hats, 3.00,2.50, 2.00, 1.50, 1. 00 and,
50 cents. Derbys, 5,00 3.00, 2.50,
2.00 and 1.50.
Bring Your Head Here for Satisfaction.
The Clothier,
Bloomsburg:, Penn'a.,
Corner Main and Center Sts.
13 Come
we'll treat you
Special Summer ale
An assortment of Fine Undermuslins at Special Prices. Every
garment offered is faultless in style and fit, made of the best
materials and trimmed in the most desirable fashion. The entire
assortment consists of the famous "queen" undermuslins.
Superior in every respect.
Handsome styles made and S,well'.fSVltyJish ?kits hatf ft
, . , . , made with French bands full,
trimmed in a fashion very much generous ruffles Its a time to
superior to the goods you are buy white skirts as you have
used to finding at Special Sales, never bought them before.
"Queen' Corset Covers and Drawers.
Note the fine insertings and the fit of these superior gar-
ments. As dainty goods as we ever had in our store, and the
prices at which we bought them permit us to underprice any
similar offering ever made in this or any other store in town..
The illustration does scant justice to the garments showru
Prices of Garments Illustrated for this sale only 49 cents each.
Tuesday, August 12th, .
The Leader Store Co., Limited,
4th and Market Streets. Bloomsburg, Pa.
in and see us,

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