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" BLOOMS BURG, PA.
THURSHAV, SEPTEMBER 24. 1903.
Supervisors of Mifflin Twp'
Through their Attorneys
Pray Court for Order.
Answer to be Filed By 30th.
"When will the litigation concomi
tant to the construction of the river
bridge at Miflhnville end?" is a ques
tion frequently ashed. There doesn't
appear to be a satisfactory answer to
it. The fight between the railroad
company and the commissioners is
.still on, and both are battlii g with a
tenacity that forbids o( even an ap
, proximate conjecture as to when it
will end. The latest move 15 the
matter was made by the supervisors
of Main township on Satutday when
they through their attorneys Ikeler &
Ikeler filed a petition praying the
court for an order to permit a crossing
over the Fenna. Railroad tracks at
the south abutment of the bridge at
grade. The railroad company will
have until the 30th of the present
month to file an answer and October
6th at eleven o'clock has been fixed
for the hearing. The petition reads
Tnat on July 7, 1902, the Court of
Quarter sessions of Columbia county
confirmed absolutely the report of
viewers laying out a county bridge
over the Susquehanna river, where
said river crosses the public highway
leading trom the public road between
Bloomsburg and Berwick to the village
of Mifilinville, and that said viewers
made, laid out and returned a change
or variation in the bed of the road
leading to the southern end of said
bridge, which variation is us follows:
Beginning at a point in the northern
line of First street to the village of
Mifflmville, two hundred and fifty
feet west of the western line of Mar
ket street, thence across the village
common north twenty-one degrees,
west 138 feet to the right of way of
the North and West Branch Railroad
Company, now the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company, thence crossing said
right of way at grade north twenty-one
degrees, west 130 feet to the southern
abutment of said bridge, said abut
ment standing on said common to
high water mark.
That the said county bridge is now
in course ot erection and has been
completed at its southern end and
that in order to reach the same it is
necessary for your petitioners, and it
is their duty to construct the road or
highway leading thereto, as laid out
by said viewers, and across the tracks
and right of way of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company and that an older
to open and construct said highway
has been taken out and served by
That it is necessary and is desired
by your petitioners constructing the
new highway aforesaid that the same
shall be so constructed, that the high
way and railroad asoresaid shall cross
each other at the same grade.
That the propose J and desired con
struction of said crossing at grade is
the natural and convenient method
of building the aforesaid new highway
leading to the southern approach of
said bridge and will be made by simply
extending the level of said southern
approach across the tracks of the
Pennsylvania Jlailroad ' Company at
grade and thence by an easy ascend
ing grade southward to Front street
ia the village of Mifflinville.
That such a construction at grade
is desiiable and absolutely necessary
because the southern approach of
said bridge rests upon the river bank
at an even grade with the tracks of
the railroad company and only a few
feet diatant therefrom, and that there
is not sufficient space between the
bridge. and the tracks of the railroad
to construct a descent from the high
way (if built overhead) to the bridge
or its approach. That in any event
a grade crossing is reasonably re-
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quired to accommodate the public
and that an overhead crossing, in
view of the difficulties of such method
of construction, would entail excessive
expense upon the township of Mifflin.
Wherefore, for these and other good
and sufficient reasons, your petitioners
pray the Court to make an order or
orders permitting such crossing at
grade to be established and to des
cribe what gates, signals and other
safeguards shall be maintained by said
FROM COURT HOUSE CORRIDORS.
The following marriage licenses
have been granted during the week:
1). J. Hummer, of Bloomsburg, and
Miss Maud Sta.iler, ot Catawissa.
Edward J. Troutman, of Centralia,
and Miss Martha Sener, of Ashland.
Fiank Buss'e and Miss Josie Yo
howski, both of Wilburton.
John Albert Coxe and Miss Nora
Baker, both of Bloomsburg.
Harry E. Dietterich and Miss Nel
lie Williams, both of Bloomsburg.
Ira S. Gable and Miss MargaretjH.
Martreny, both of Berwick.
J. J. Callaway and Miss Emma A.
Mar!, both of Berwick.
William Bermnger, of Locust town
ship and Miss Mary C. Zehner, tf
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
II. G. Kline to Hannah R. Foll
T. II. Doan and wife to J. B.
Lydia W. Drinker to Martha Shaf
Alice Gingles to Wm. Gingles et.
Catharine Slrausser to Geo. Bolshi,
John A. Funston's heirs to Frank
Mary P. Mill's Executors to Jacob
C. C. Peacock and wife to G. W,
Worry, Care. Grief.
overwork of mind ot body.exposure,
'oss of sleep, too much food, too
little food, the wroug food, or any
of fifty causes may provoke an at
tack of rheumatism, kidney trouble
or gout. Ou first sigus use Dr.
David Kennedy s new medicine,
Cal-cura Solvent, and write to the
Cal-cura Company, Rouudout, N.
Y., for a bocklet, and a free sample
County Superintendent of public
schools, V. W. Evans, has pur
chased a motor cycle and can be
seen almost daily spinning about
at a lively rate. The machine is
the Marsh make, two and a half
horse power, and has a speed of
40 miles an hour. It weighs about
125 pounds and is run by gasoline.
Mr. Evans says the machine will
enable him to more satisfactorily
visit the various schools of the
Tlie days of damage by the flo-
bert rifle in cities and boroughs of
this state are neanng an end, for
after October 1 5 it will be unlawful
for any person to discharge one of
these, or in fact any gun that im
pels with force a metal pellet of any
kind. The last legislature passed
the act and it was signed by the
governor and is as follows: Six
months after April 15, 1903, it will
be unlawful for any person to dis
charge in any city or borough of
this commonwealth a flobert rifle,
air gun, or any implement which
impels with force a metal pellet of
any kind. The penalty is $5 for
the first offense and $15 and ten
days' imprisenment for the second
A very pretty wedding was
solemnized on Wednesday morning
of last week at the home of the
brides parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Thompson Jury at Millersburg,
when their daughter, Miss Myrf.le,
was married to J. Edward Fetter
heff, cf Halifax. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. S. II.
Chubb in the presence of many
guests and relatives. After the
wedding dinner the bride and groom
left on the Niagara Express fv a
trip to Niagara Falls and other
points north. After returning
Irojy their wedding trip they will
locate at Halifax. The bride is
well and favorably known in
Bloomsburg, she having formerly
and for quite an extended peiiod
been employed as tailoress for J. R,
Two Very Protly Ceremonies Performed
It was a pretty wedding that took
place at Catawissa at ten o'clock
yesterday morning. The principals
were Deforest J. Hummer of
Bloomsburg and Miss Maud Stadler
of Catawissa. The ceremony was
performed at the home of the bride's
parents, by Rev. VV. Meyers, pastor
of the Lutheran church of Catawissa
assisted by Rev. D. N. Kirkby of
St Paul's Episcopal church Blooms
burg. Miss Sarah Martz, of Cata
wissa, was bridesmaid and Raymond
Hummer, brother of the groom, was
best man. Mrs. J. O. Hartman,
presided at the organ.
There is a tingue of the romantic
in this union of hearts. Scarcely a
year ago. the groom and a friend of
his from Williamsport went to
Catawissa to attend a card party,
and it was there that he met
Miss Stadler. It was a case of
love at first sight The ardors
kindled at their first meeting in
creased as days passed bye. Vows
of love and fealty were plighted and
now over the gently flowing
Susquehanna come echoes of the
wedding chimes that end one story
and begin another.
A wedding dinner followed the
ceremony, after which Mr. and Mrs
Hummer left amid a shower of rice
for a trip to Philadelphia and
Atlantic City. The groom holds a
good position with the Bloomsburg
Car Company, and is the organist
of St. Paul's Church.
Those present were : Mr. and
Mrs. N. Pursel, Rev. and Mrs.
Kirkby, Mr. and Mrs. Hummer,
Raymond Hummer, Mr. and Mrs.
William Lowenburg, William East
man, C. P. Culp. Ray Jones, Mr.
and Mrs. H. M. Hostler, Margant
Hendershott, Laura Warner, Nata
lie Foulke, Mrs. William Hehl.
Miss Moore, Miss Samuels, Mi a
Williams, Mame Hendershott, of
Bloomsburg: Rev. and Mrs. 'Meyers,
Mrs. J. O. Hartman and daughter,
Mrs. S. B. Rhawn, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Stadler and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. McClurey and daughters,
Mr. and Mrs. Billmau and
daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Stadler,
Ida Walters, Charlotte Mart,
Sarah Martz, Lou Rhawn, Myrtle
Kern, Julia Roupe, Bessie Stadler,
Caroline Staddler, H. D. Grove.
Mrs. Clark Zarr, Mrs. Singlev,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gable, Will
iam Stadler, Sidney Staddler,
Bert Stadler, of Catawissa ; and
Mrs. Kelley and Philip Sidler, of
A pretty home wedding was
solemnized at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. G. Williams, corner of
Center and Fourth Streets yester
day morning at ten o'clock, when
their oldest daughter, Miss Nellie
was given in marriage to Harry E.
Dietterich, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William E. Dietterich of Espy.
The officiating clergyman was Rev.
J. E. Byers, pastor of St. Matthew's
Lutheran Church. The guests
other than the parents of the bride
and groom consisted of Mrs. Peter
Billmeyer, Mrs. Frank P. Billmeyer
Mrs. Susan Kuhn, Mrs. .Henry
Deitrick and Mrs. Rev. J. E.
A wedding dinner was .served at
the conclusion ot the ceremony,
and the newly married couple took
the 12.22 D. L. & W. train for a
wedding tour. They will reside in
Espy, where the groom assists his
father in the conduct cf a store.
The Columbian extends hearty
Normal's Foot Sail Schedule.
The Normal foot ball team has not
been selected yet, but the candidates
are practicing hard for positions. They
are being thoroughly coached by Dr.
Al linger, and he says the prospects
are good for a strong lineup. The
schedule so far is as follows :
Saturday, Oct. 3 Berwick Rangers
Wednesday, Oct. 7-Carlisle Indians
Saturday, October to William-
sport High School at Harrisburg.
Wednesday, October 14 Open.
Saturday, October 17 Trevorton
A. C- Shaniokin.
Wednesday. October 21 Open.
Saturday, October 24 Dickinson
Seminary at Bloomsburg.
Saluulay, October 31 Hazleton
A. C. at Bloomsburg.
Saturday, November 7 Susque
hanna University at Selingsgrove.
Saturday, November 14 Strouds
burg Normal at BJoomsbuig.
Saturday, November 21 Wyoming
Seminary at Kingston.
Thursday. November 20, Thanks
giving. Not defin(itely closed.
Orval Mordaniot town, acted ns
best man at tha marriage of his
brother Frank C) Mordan, formerly
of Bloomsburg, now of Derry, near
Pittsburg, to Miss Mary Gertrude
Hotter, at Middlotown, Pa., on
Trolley Co. Loses.
Continued fiom 1st page
plaintiff. The jury returned a ver
dict of $3.oo for the plaintiff, the de
fendant to settle the costs.
Captain J. B. Robison, Esq , pre
sented a petition by Daniel S. Petitt
to inquire into the lunacy of William
Khngaman, who is in Danville Hospi
tal for the Insane. Hon. Andrew L.
Fritz appointed Commissioner.
Warren Bloom, the thirteen year
old boy, who had been sentenced to
the Huntingdon Reformatory tor
larceny and who was too young to be
admitted to that institution when
taken there by Sheriff Knorr and his
assistant, County Treasurer A. B.
Croop, was again brought before the
Court and sentence changed. He is
to be taken to the House of Refuge
Petition by C. C. peacock, Esq.,
for appointment of guardian for Hazel
May Pooley and Jno. Earl Pooley,
minors. Granted and Lulu Pooley,
the children's mother, appointed.
Petition by L. C. Mensch, Esq , for
Samuel Dyer, for execution on audi
tor's report of Thomas Seaborne, ad
ministrator of Margaret Seaborne.
Ordered that a fi fa be issued.
Wm. E. Tohnston, Esq., for the
Fiist National Bank, of Millville,
moved for judgment against Wm. H.
Rhawn and also against J. K Sharp
less both for want of affidavit of de
fense. Order made accordingly.
Petition by Col- John G. Freeze,
for H. II. Royer in estate of Herman
Walters for rule to show cause why
letters of administration granted by
Register J. C. Rutter, Jr., to W. B.
Allen should not be revoked. Rule
granted and made returnable on first
day of next term.
Petition by Ikeler and Ikeler for
W. B. Allin, adminiftrator, appointed
in estate of Herman Walters, de
ceased, praying that Court grant rule
on Coroner B. F. Sharpless, to slnw
cause why said coroner should not
deliver up and surrender to petitioner
the monies and pass book and goods
and chattels of deceased. Rule
Additional report of master in the
divorce case of Kepner vs. Kepner,
presented by Alex. C. Jackson, Esq.
Petition of Elizabeth Crispin Smith,
m nor, by Roland O. Brockway, Esq.,
for appointment of R. G. Crispin, of
Berwick, as guardian. Prayer granted.
Bond in sum ot $5,000.
Petition presented by Andre L.
Fritz, for W. P. Kline, administrator
of Susanna E. Kline, deceased, for
sale of real es tate. Prayer granted.
J. II. Maize, Esq appointed audi,
tor to distribute funds in hands of
assignee of Catawissa Deposit Bank.
E. J. Flynn, Esq , presented peti
tion for transfer of hotel license of
William II. Jones, deceased, to Salina
Jones, for hotel in Centralia Borough.
John Longarso and Alex. Hem
mihski, who divide the costs in the
assault and batterry case of last week
were ordered released by the Com
missioners on their agreeing to pay
the costs in monthly payments. Tne
Commissioners were told by the
Court that if the prisoners should fail
to pay, a bench warrant would be
issued. Judge Little remarked that
they ought to pay for the enjoyment
they get from the expensive luxury of
Petition by George M. Tustin, Esq ,
for rule to show cause why bail on ap
peal should not be stricken off in case
of Philadelphia Pneumatic Tool Com
pany vs. Car & Foundry Company.
Same in case of Diamond Machine
Company vs. same.
In case of Bourne Fuller Company
vs. Catawissa Car & Foundry Com
pany, rule to show cause why judg
ment should not be taken for want of
sufficient affidavit of defense.
Court adjourned at 10:20 o'clock,
to meet again at the ringing of the
People Should Know How Mr. Miller Wat
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the Great New Medicine, Cal-cura Solvent.
Your Money Back II It Does Not Cure.
Matteawan, N. Y., Sopt. 28, 1901.
I hfive been troubled with my Kidnoys
nhd Bladder for three or four years nud
doctored witU ruiiuy physician without
obtaining liny help,
A few mouth nf?o I decided to try Cnl
curu Solvent, Yr. Kennedy's Intent medi
cine, and am tlmukful to any I am now
jiructiuully cured. You h ive not asked me
for a tetttimoniul hut I wish to tell you
whnt Cul-cura Solveut 1ms done for me
and hope thut other niuy be so Luppily
relieved. Yours truly,
WILLIAM II. MILLER.
If your dru(gint doe not have Cul-cura
Solvent, write to the Cul-cura Company,
ltondout, N.Y.j but ask your druggist first.
$1.00 a bottle. Only one, size.
Guarantee t Your drunKWt will return
your money if Cul-cura fails to cure, and
The Cul-cura Company will pay the ilruy
ciHt. Hemember, Cul-cura Solvent cures
98 of all cases of Kidney, Bladder aud
Yob Are Invited
Our Fall Display of the
most fashionable goods
' will furnish music from 2.30
to 5.30 and from 7 to 9 p. m.
on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd.
MISS BOB WHITE.
Flowery announcements and ful
some promises are so frequently
followed by mediocre performances
that theatrical claims are now
usually accepted with the prover
bial "grain of salt," yet sometimes
we find every representation so
thoroughly honored that we begin
to appreciate the value of the trade
mark of reputation, substantial
management. Thus it is when
Nixon & Zimmerman's names ap
pear as sponsors for an attraction
for they value and guard their
reputations and words as carefully
as the most reliable commercial
firm and when their names appear
in connection with a production it
may be accepted as a foregone con
clusion that it is of the very first
Our theatre-coers can therefore
rest assured that the performance
ot Willard spencer s great comedy
opera "Miss Bob White" which is
announced for the Opera House
Wednesday evening, Sept. 30th
will be one of the most complete
and perfect performances ever
offered in this city. livery detail
as to cast, scenery, costumes and
effects are of the highest order and
vutn tne reputation of the opere
itself a great entertainment may be
confidently looked forward to.
We have a nice line of wall paper
and as cheap as the cheapest v at
Mercer's Drug and Book Store.
-. . .
A Ghostly Bto.y.
A ghastly and ghostly story is
given to the world by an undertak
er at Otto, near Herudon, in Nor
thumberland county. He states
that six years ago an 1 8-year-old
girl of Simon Fisher was ill and her
likeness appeared mysteriously on
the ceiling. It was visible to all but
her and she died next day. The
likeness remained although the
paper was removed and the ceiling
whitewashed. Last week a son
diedi in the same room under identi
cally tlif uamf riiTMmi.tftrtn(. 1
j both pictures are now to be seen.
TTT 1 1
22 and 23.
BIBLE SOUIETY WILL MEET-
The annual meeting of the CoIut..
bia County Bible Society will be held
at the Methodist Church, Almedia,
Monday Sept. 28th, afternoon and
evening. This Society is composed
of those in the various churches who
are interested in the spread of the
word of God and are willing to work
to this end. It is auxiliary to the
Pennsylvania Bible Society, and its
object is to promote the circulation
of the Holy Scriptures and to supply
The program for Monday's meeting
is as follows :
AKTF.PN00N SESSION 2:30.
Opening Service, Rev. W. H. Hartman
The Minutes of last Years Meeting
Enrollment of Delegates.
Report of Librarians.
Report of Treasurer.
Election of Officers.
Closing, Rev. W. H. Stover.
EVENING SESSION. 7:30.
Opening Service, Rev. W. II. Stovtr
Solo, I. B. Abrams, Berwick
Annual A(idress, Rev. Win. M. Tinker
Pastor Bloomsburg Baptist Church
Duet, H. D. Geisinger and Miss
Delia Geisingtr, Espy.
Closing Service, Rev. V. H. Hartman
The ministers of the county are
members of the meeting if present,
and all friends of the cause are cordi
ally invited to attend. '
Programs are mailed to the Pastors
and they are asked to announce the
A Surprise Party.
A delightful surprise party was
given to Mr. Bruce Long, son of Mr. i
and Mrs. J. N. Long, of Fishingcreek
township, this county, Saturday even
ing, September 12, in honor of his
Those present were as follows: Mr.
and Mrs. J. N. Long, Mr. and Mrs.
Jethro Henrie and Mr. and Mrs.
James Geisinger and daughter Flor
ence, of Stillwater ; Misses Eva Long,
Clara Henrie, Jennie Kline, Jetur.e
Fairman, Grace Fairir.an, Anna
Kline, Alice Smith, Blanche Long,
Laura Hartman, Kdr.a Crouse, Ar
tella Crouse, Lena Hartman, Ada
Harrison, of Forks; Misses Luella
H.rlman, of Wilkes-barre ; Mer.irs.
Eruce Long, Oscar Henrie, Elms'
Smith, Warren Welsh, Lee White
ni'jht, John Kline, Delmer Fairman,
Guy Whitenight, Willie Long. D. J-
wmtemgnt, u. C stoker, tr.waiu
Karns, Warren Hartman, of Forks;
Messrs. Clinton G. Crawford, Harry
Hippensteel, Earnest and Ray Trump,
Harry Lemons, cf Mt. Pleasant; Mr.
George I. Ruckle, of Cabin Run;
Mr. Frat.k Achenbach, of Berwick;
Messrs. Samuel J. Seesholiz, Arthur
Kline, of Orangeville, and Mr. War
ren Hess, of Stillwater. .
At the usual hour all retired to the
dining room, where refreshment
were servtd, after which all returned
to their respective homes wishing
Bruce many more such happy tcca"
laver lUaoraors. 1 ' .