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VOL. 37.
BLOOMSBUKG. PA. THURSDAY. AUGUST 21, 1902.
NO. 34
1802 1902.
BLOOMSBUSG'S CENTENNIAL
CELEBRATION.
The One Hundredth Anniver.
sary of the Founding of
Bloomsburg Will be Appro
priately Celebrated on Wed
nesday.Thursdayand Friday,
August 27th. 28th and 29th,
1902.
The following is a geueral out
line of the program:
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27th, 8:OOP. M.
A union meeting will be held in
the M. E. church when addresses
will be made by Rev. Dr. W. M.
Frysingcr, Rev. D. N. Kirkby,
and Rev. Father J. R. Murphy.
Music will be furnished by the
combined church choirs, and all
other singers who wish to partici
pate. THURSDAY, AUG. 28th, IOIOO A. M.
A public meeting will be held in
the Normal Auditorium. Address
es by Col. J. G. Freeze, Hon. Fred
Ikeler.and Rev. D. N. Kirkby.
Music by combined choirs.
THURSDAY, 1 130 P. M.
Civic parade of secret Societies,
industrial and allegorical floats,
automobiles, bicycles, a dozen brass
bands, etc.
7.00 p. m. Band concerts at
Market Square, Town Hall, Market
and 7th streets.
FIREWORKS.
8:w p. m.-The grandest pyro
technic display ever seen in this
section will be given on the Neal
cinder tip.
FIREMEN'S PARADE
1:10 1. m. A dozen brass bands
fifteen or more fire companies
drum corps, etc.
FRIDAY, AUG. 29th.
3:00 p. m. Hose contests, run
ning 200 yards, making connection
with fire plug, , turning on stream,
etc., with prizes.
BASE BAIA.
Games have been arranged with
Cuban Giants for both days at 3:30
t. m. at Normal Athletic beia.
1st day, Berwick. 2nd day Dan
ville.
BALLOON ASCENSIONS
An immense balloon rising 1000
teet high will be in constant opera
tion, carrying passengers Doin aays,
Illuminated by electricity, with
beautiful effect at night.
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY.
An exhibition of wireless tele
wranhv will be made by Prof. Hen
y Shoemaker, of Philadelphia, and
this will be worth coming
miles to
sec
HISTORICAL MUSEUM
A valuable and very interesting
collection of relics has been made
bv the Civic Club, and will be ex
hibited in the Old Presbyterian
church on Market street
The Governor and Staff have
Wn invited to be present, and are
expected on Thursday.
EXCURSION RATES.
Soecial excursions have been ar
vantred on railroad lines leading
into Bloomsburg at one fare for the
round trip.
1'ire Destroys a Shed-
A fire which might have resulted
in a tremendous loss ot property
Tiroke out this morning about halt
rant three o'clock in a shed direct
lv the rear of the F. M. Gilmore
cafe. An alarm was sent in from
box ix and only a few minutes
lansed until the firemen were on
the scene. The Friendship com
tianv was the first to arrive. By
pxneditious work they had their
hose connected and two streams
olavine on the fire before the W:
nonas. who were second to reach
the scene, had had time to make
connection. The other companies
also responded but their services
were not needed. The shed, which
was only a small structure used by
V. M. nilmore as a chicken house,
was totallv destroyed, and the roof
of an adjacent barn owned by the
Stephen Kuhn Estate was slightly
burned. Outside of this but little
damage was done.
The fire jn its first stages made
verv brilliant illumination and at
distance of two blocks looked as
though several buildings were be
iner destroved.
The alarm system worked exce
lently ara gave gooa sausiacuou
J. WESlEY ETER.
The death of T. Wesley Ever oc
curred at his home on West Main
Street early Monday morning, after
an illness covering a period of several
years. He was a victim of the dread
ed disease diabetes and suffered great
ly. Mr. Eyer was for many years en
gaged in the mercantile business, but
tailing health necessitated his retire
ment, and he turned the store over to
his son Frank P. who conducted it
until a few months ago. Early in this
year Mr. Eyer made a trip "to Cali
fornia in the hope that his health
would be benefited. He was im
proved somewhat but the results were
not lasting and after returning home,.
e again grew worse. He was com
pletely worn out with suffering, and
death on Monday came as an allevia
tion. Mr. Eyer was born in Fishingcreek
township this county, fifty-nine years
ago last March. He settled in Blooms
burg at the close of the Civil War, in
which he served, and has resided here
ver since. He was a member of the
M. E. Church, and always manifested
a deep interest in its services. He
is survived by a wife and two child
ren, Frank and Anna, beside two
sisters, Mrs. L. N. Moyer and Miss
Lettie Eyer.
The funeral took place Wednesday
afternoon. Services were conducted
by Rev. W. M. Frysinger, interment
in Rosemont Cemetery.
The Royal Arcanum, of which
leceased was a member, attended in
a body, and their ritual was read at
the grave by O. H. Yetter acting
chaplain.
Among the out of town relatives
who attended the funeral were Rev.
P. Eyer, pastor of the M. E.
Church, Saxton, Pa., and Chas. Eyer,
of Williamsport.
.
Centennial Notes
la addition to the arches pre
viously provided for there will be
two more constructed, one at Fifth
and East streets and one at Second
and West streets.
Privilege has been granted the
Carpet Works Athletic Association
to play two base ball games at Ath
letic Park in the forenoon of each
day of the centennial, with the un
derstanding that fifty per cent of
the receipts are to be given into the
Centennial fund.
Barrels of ice water will be placed
in various parts of the town for the
comfort and couvenience of the
people.
A committee ironi tne Civic ciuo
a- .
was present ai Monaay evening s
meeting and arranged for the hours
of keeping the Historical Museum
open. The Museum will open
Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 10
m., continuing Wednesday trom
-v n J . 1
i to 0 p. m. KJa i nursaay me
hours will be from 8:30 a. m. to 8
p. m.; Friday 8:30 a. m. to 10 p.
m.j Saturday 9 to 11 a. m. and if
the attendance warrants it will be
kept open the following week.
A slight change will be made in
the Civic parade. Each secret or
ganization heading a division will
appoint its own chief marshal with
four aids. The marsnais in one or
two instances at least, were not
connected with the order leading
the division over which they were
supposed to have charge, and of
course could not wear the regalia
of the order.
It was decided that invitations
be extended to prominent men re
siding within a radius of seventy
five miles from Bloomsburg.
Favorable reports were made by
the various committees. Every
thing is moving along very nicely,
and the celeoration is bound to be a
glorious success.
Ping Pong Olua Organized.
The Bloomsburg Ping Pong Club
was launched Monday nieht. The
officers are President, Paul Har
man; secretary, D. J. Taskerj treas'
urer. Harry Ritchey. The new
organization will have its head
quarters in the basement of Clark's
building ou Centre street. Four
tables of the regulation size have
been ordered made and will be
placed in the room at once and the
walls will be tastetully decorated
The club starts in with a member
ship of tweuty-fottr and the indica
tions are that it will reacn htty
Young ladies are eligible for mem'
bership, and any information re
eardiug admission can be had of
the president or secretary. An
entertainment commiUee was ap
pointed to communicate and ar
range for matches with clubs from
other towns.
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.
"BlooMisb mm National Bank
A. Z. SCHOCH, President.
I Read My An on 5TU Page.
Every
Movement,
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 1842.
In our last issue we intimated
that the trouble at a ball game re
cently played at Berwick between
the home team and Freeland was
started by Berwickians. We have
since learned from a thoroughly
trustworthy source that the fight
wts caused by some Freeland
toughs who accompanied the team,
and who after loading themselves
up with beer, went to the ball
ground to start a row. l ne orncers
of Berwick are to be commended
for their prompt action in quelling
the disturbances and the only re
grettable feature of the affair is
that they didn't use their authority
to a fuller extent. The Columbian
priuted the report of the game
from information tliougnt to be re
liable, finding out differently we
cheerfully make this correction.
lire Destroys Barn
The bam on the iarmofj. B.
Robison, located some distance
above Almedia was burned to the
ground Monday night, together
with its contents consistingot grain,
hay and farming implements. The
property was partially insured, and
Mr. Kouison cannci ten jusi wnai
his loss is. Spontaneous combust
ion is advanced as the cause, but
some say there was not a sufficient
quantity of hay in the building to
produce it.
Museum Artioles.
The committee of the Civic Club
of Bloomsburg will be prepared to
receive any of the articles for the
Historical Museum after Monday
the 1 8th and especially request that
all articles be sent in by the 23rd
or by the 25th at the very latest.
There will be a responsible person
in the building" to receive and take
charge of the articles brought.
Mrs. Hbrvev II. Groktz,
Chairman of Com.
Bonds Accepted-
At the meeting of the County
Commissioners, on Tuesday, the
bonds of C. H. Reimard, with W. H.
Stebbins, of Welsbore, Ta. and S. E.
Reynolds, of Bloomsburg, as sureties
and of the King Bridge Company,
with H. W. King, H. B. Gibbs and
J. B. Lamed, as sureties, each in the
sum of 15,000 were accepted.
WM. H. HIDLAY, Cashier.
J. G. Wells'
Centennial Gun
Sale.
A first class single barrel
gun, self ejector. This is
a good one $4.48.
Special price on double
barrel hammer guns $7.98
up to $18.00.
o
Don't miss this one.
New Worcester
Double Barrel Hammer
less Gun $19.40.
Hunting Coats, Leggins,
Shell Vests, Belts, Etc.
J.G.Wells,
Ceneral Hardware,
Bloomsburg, Pa.
Danville is strengthening its base
ball team for next Friday's game
with the Cuban Giants hers. We
of course want to see our neighbors
win, but judging from the way the
colored lads have been riping up
their opponents all season, they
will have to play for all there is in
it to accomplish it
Casper Kressler died at the
Bloom Poor District Alms House
Sunday night at the advanced age
of eighty-six years. He was an
old resident ot Bloomsburg and at
onejtime owned considerable pro
perty, but adversity swept it away
and he died a public charge. He
was a man of excellent character,
and had the sympathy of all who
knew him. The funeral was held
on Tuesday, conducted by Rev. M.
h. McGinn.
The remains of Mrs. David Kinley
arrived in Bloomsburg over the D.
L. & W. R. R. from Wilkes-Barre
on Saturday and conveyed to
Madison township where interment
was made on Monday. She died
at her home in the above named
citv Friday evening, aged 56 years.
She is survived by a husband and
nine children, two of whom are
Oscar and Tohn Kinley of this town
The deceased was born in Columbia
County, June 7, 1846.
Notwithstanding the fact that he
has been confined to his house by
illness for the past two weeks,
Chairman Townseud has been
planning: and directing arrange
ments for the Centennial daily.
There are innumerable details to
look after, but none of them have
escaned him. Everything will be
ready for the Centennial. The only
thinsz that he has not been able to
make complete arrangements for is
the weather. If Providence should
favor us in this, Bloomsburg will
see the biezest crowd that ever
gathered here.
Marriages.
On Aucr. 16. 1002, at the Evan-
eelical parsonage, by Rev. J. W
Bentz, M. Harry May to Miss Km
ma Smith both of Bloomsburg. Pa
I.auuach Utt. At the home of
the croom at Forks, Ta. by Rev. A.
Houtz. Mr. E. M. Laubach and Mrs
Mary E. Utt of Rhorsburg, Pa.
Get the Boys
Ready for School
Hardly possible that, after a Summer's siege of
hard knocks, the boys' wardrobe is in fit shape for
school. We invite parents to some extremely good
clothing bargains low prices on the kind of suits
that will give great service. Give your boy the benefit
of the sort that is built to stand wear and tear.
$ry rr Will buy the boy a good looking suit
"D f f durable material, that will sur
prise 3'ou on account of its being such a good suit
for so .little money.
(T 0 - Will buy a
YO'j and made well
enough for anybody's boy.
$5
Will buy a
XjKj material" a
little more elegance thrown in that's all Every
Suit is a Good One. Money back if you want it.
Bring the boy here for his School Suit. '
The Clothier,.
Bloomsburg, Penn'a.,
Corner Main and Center Sts.
18 Come
we'll treat you
FINAL SUMMER SALE !
We have been
orous price clipping and this final
Summer Sale marks the end. It
you are fishing for
your hook is cast
WAISTS.
Womens' White Lawn Waists
tucked and trimmed with em
broidery were $4.00, and $3.25
now $3.00 and $2.50.
Womens' White Lawn Waists
tucked and trimmed with em
broidery, were $2.50 and $2.00
now $2.00 and $1.25.
Wash Silks, extra
cents, now 50 cents.
Silk Ginghams were 50c, now 35 cts.
STORE OPEN FROM 7 A. M. TO 8 P. M. t
THE
Leader Store Co., Ltd.,
4th and Market Streets, Bloomsburg. Pa.
splendid suit, made right,
in every w
way and good
fine suit of more expensive
little more fineness and a
in and see us,
right.
doing some vig
bargains be sure
in the right place.
SHIRT WAIST SUITS.
Womens' Shirt Waist Suits
of Lawn, Gingham and Cham
bray in solid colors, polka dots
and stripes, exceptional values
at price quoted: Were $5.50 and
$5.00 now $3.00.
Lawns, Dimities and Tissues
were 25c. now 15 cents.
quality, were 75

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