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VOL 43. RLOOMSBURG, PA., THURSDAY AUGUST 6, 1909. NO 31 s It 1 ill WHEN, YOU WANT TO Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed Borrow Money, or Make an Investment CALL ON THE OLD RELIABLE - The Farmers National Bank OF BLOOMSBURG Capital, 860.000 Surplus 8100,000 (J M. CR EVE LING, Pres. M. MILLEISEX, Cashier. DIRECTORS J. L. Moyrr ;N. II. Funk C. M. Crkvkuno C. A. Klkim W. L. Whitk C. V. Runyon Dr. J. J. Brown M. Miixkiskn 3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. DEMOCRATS MEET State Convention Names Mun son, Kipp, and Clark for Standard Bearers. A MODEL PLATFORM. The Democratic State Conven tion met in Harrisburg on Wednes day and nominated C La Rue Mun son, of Williamsport, for Justice of the Supreme Court, Congressman Geo. W. Kipp, of Towanda, for State Treasurer, and J . Wood Clark of Indiana for Auditor General. There was no opposition, and these gentlemen form the strongest tick et the party has nominated in a long time. This county was represented by Hon. John G. Harman, District President, and the five delegates, Percy Brewington, C. C. Furman, M. C. Hetler, B. E. Karshner, and J. W. Snyder. County Chairman J. II. Mercer was also present. Mr. Harman made the speech nominating Kipp, and William H. Berry seconded it. The admirable platform adopted will be found elsewhere in this issue. SCHOOL BONDS SULD. The Board of Directors of the Bloomsburg School District on Saturday sold at public sale $io, 400 worth of 4 1-2 per cent, inter est bearing bonds of the district and realized the neat sum of $173. 25 as premium on the same. There were five different pur chasers, and one of these, Joseph W. Eves, of Millville, bought $6, 700 worth or about two-thirds of the entire amount offered. The fact that the investment was con sidered a safe and good one, is shown by the fact that among the number present were financiers from other counties. The sale which was in charge of auctioneer John S. Williams, was a success, and from the beginning, to the end there wasn't a dull minute. The first lot of bonds offered was $3,000, or 30 one hundred dollar bonds falling due August 1, 1917, the purchaser to have the privilege of taking as many as he wanted. They were struck down to John Scott at $102. He took two of them. Put up again they were struck down to William McMahon at $102, who took five of them. They were put up tor the third time and struck down to Joseph W Eves, of Millville at $to2. The clerk of the sale, E. F. Car penter, asked Mr. Eves how many he wanted and he said he would take all of them. The next lot oftered was nine two hundred dollar bonds falling due August, t 1918. After some spirited bidding these were struck down to Joseph W. Eves at $:o2. 50, who said he would take them all. The next lot put up for sale was 13 two hundred dollar bonds falling due August 1, 1919 Several parties wanted these but they were finally struck down to Joseph W. Eves at 1 $202. 2.s, and when asked how many he wanted replied he would take all of them. There was now left for sale six, five hundred dollar bonds falling: due August 1, 1920. W. II. Hidlay purchased two of them : at $510.25, and the remaining four were purchased by Hon.' Charles ! H. Dickertnan, of Milton, at the j same price. f ... Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. S. II. Harman will leaye for a visit in Erie next week. AVIATION RECORDS BROKEN. The past week has been an im portant one in the history of aerial navigation. In Europe, the Eng lish Channel was crossed for the first time by the French aeronaut, M. Bleriot. He made the flight from near Calais, France, to Dover, England, a distance of twenty-one miles, in thirty-one minutes. The German dirigible balloon of Count Zeppellin made a journey of over two hundred miles. In this couutry the Wright Brothers at their official trials at Fort Myer, near Washington, broke the world's records. Orville Wright carried a signal officer in his bi plane on an endurance ttst, remain ing in the air for one hour and twenty minutes. Two days later he carried a passenger from Fort Myer to Alexandria, Virginia and return, making an average speed of over forty-two miles an hour. Having fulfilled the requiremeets imposed upon them by the govern ment they received the stipulated $30,000 with an additional bonus of $5,000. Still more remarkable develop ments may be expected soon in both dirigible balloon and heavier- than-air machines m view of the intense interest that is now being taken in them by mveutors. MATCH FACTORY PROGRESSING. A carload of two inch white pine lumber, the first of the material to be used at the Fred Fear match factory in the manufacture of matches, to arrive at this place, reached town on Monday. It will be closely followed by other materi al, so that by the time the placing of the machinery is complete, there will be sulhcient material cn hand to begin the manufacture of match es. The work of placing the ma chinery is progressing rapidly. BRICK COMPANY AT WORK. The Bloomsburg Brick Company set fire under its first kiln of brick on Monday morning. The kiln contains about 1 50,000 brick and it will require four days and nights constant firing to burn them. This part of the work is under the supervision of William Ferguson, a member of the company. It is claimed that the brick will be of an extra quality, as the clay from which they are manufactured is of high grade. There is sale for the entire kilu. NEW COACH AT NORMAL. , V The trustees of the Bloomsburg State Normal School have secured the services of Charles Harry, of Berwick, as head coach of the foot ball team of the school during the coming fall term. Coach Harry has had seven years of actual train ing in football as player and assist ant coach. He was captain of one of the best teams Dickinson College has ever had and of the famous In dian School at Carlisle. BOY INJURED AT PICNIC. Paul Gray, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gray, of town fell from a trapese at Kleiui's Grove last Thursday .spraining both wrists and receiving possible internal inju ries, while at the Catawissa Luth eran picnic. He was rendered un conscious and was removed to the hospital by Dr Ambrose Shuinan. . 1 Mis Sara Milleiseu entertained twenty-four ladies at five hundred at tier honia on Market street yes terday afternoon. "ExpeHcnc? it is Ion remembered. is net easily gained bu': VTSk) .v.lV mch.l?reJ. -incr;ii. .-St-' Experience In Investing, In busi ness ventures, and cvn experi ence In se'cctinj a oV.k rn'.y be co:t!y and tlicrcforc un;lcr.;cnt. V' it' ' 'if' 1' ' Y'l 1 I'l ll I on via rcncir.Dcr ycur e- . W . .1 . r 1 ..1 1 ! pcrtSnce ar inn mm; w;r;i picasur-j I. ii' v WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS AND ASSURE YOU OF COX TIN U EI) EXCELLENT SERVICE. '1' J i 1 ) w J if Tt1E BLOOMSBURG NATIONAL bank BLOOMSBURG PENNA NEW SCHOOL DIRECTOR, Harry S. Barton was unani mously elected by the School Board on Monday evening to fill the vacancy on the board caused by the death of William E. Rinker Mr. Barton is the first graduate of the High School to become a member of the board, and is well qualified to perform the duties of the office. The only other applicant for the position was Clyde C. Yetter, and he withdrew his name, leaving a c'.ear field for Mr. Barton. Mr. Barton's appointment is operative only until the end of the present school year, and the choice of a director will be held at the next spring election. Mr. Barton will probably be a candidate; and will very likely be elected. A NEW PENNY. The mint issued this week a new penny to take the place of that type which has so long been in use. The obverse side of the new coin shows the bust of Lincoln as he appeared during the Civil War period, with "In God We Trust'' at the top. On oue side of the Lincoln bust ap pears "Liberty," and on the other the year of coinage. On the ob verse side appears "E Pluribus Unum" in small letters at the top, with "One Cent" and "United States of America" in the center. Two stems of wheat replace the wreath of leaves and arrows which, with the shield at the top, made a circle ou the old cents. FORTY YEARS IN PULPIT. The fortieth anniversary of the pastorate of the Rev. A. Houtz in the Orangeville charge of the Re formed church w.is celebrated last Saturday, when a reunion of all those with whom he has had a pas toral relation was held in White night's grove. A formal program was rendered, including music and addresses. The Rev. Mr. Houtz will now retire from the active ministry after a remarkable record of long and faithful service. He will be suc ceeded in the charge by the Rev. IV. S. Gerhard, of Lancaster. MISS JAMESON TO WED. Invitations have been sent out by Consul General and Mrs. Ed ward T. Williams to the wedding of Miss May Jameson, of Washing ton, and Mr. William Evans Bry ant ot England. The ceremony will be performed at the American Consulate at Tientsin, North Chi na, on September 30th. Miss Jameson is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Jameson, of Washington, who formally lived in Bloomsburg, and a cousin of Mrs. II. G. Keller. . . COLUMBIA THEATRE PLANS. The Columbia Theatre has been leased for the ensuing year by John W. Lamed and David J. Tasker. It is intended by the management to secure the best possible attrac tions, and to run. moving pictures during the evenings when no en gagements ire filling the boards. Mr. Tasker will continue his cou uectiou with Lyman H. Howe, having left on Sunday to begin the season with a three weeks' engage ment in Baltimore. THE PARTY'S PLATFORM. Some Reforms, Stale and National That Ar Deemed Vital. The following platform was un animously adopted by the Demo cratic State Convention yesterday. We, the representatives of the Pennsylvania Democracy, in con vention assembled, do hereby declare our devotion to the essen tial principles of the Democratic faith, which have been the guaran tee of our liberties since the foun dation of the nation: Freedom of the press, of conscience, and of speech, the equality before the law of all citizens, the right of trial by jury, the negation of burdensome sumptuary laws; the levy of low taxes, aud economy in expendi tures, that labor may be lightly burdened, and the strict enforce ment of laws giving equal rights to all and special privileges to none. We again insist upon the enact ment by the Legislature of the State, of laws giving labor aud capital tl:eir just rights, and call for the enforcement of auti-Trust laws, and particularly of the Article XVII of the Constitution of this State, declaring that public service corporations for transporta tion shall carry out the purposes for which they were chartered, and that they shall be limited to that busitiess, and shall be prohib ited from directly or indirectly producing or manufacturing arti cles for trausportation over their lines, except such as are necessary for their own use. For the further protection of the consumers we demand a stricter enforcement of the laws against discrimination in rates or facilities for transportation, against rebates or any other devices by which dis crimination is secured to favored shippers, thus creating monopoly and increasing the price to the consumer. To this end we favor the en largement of the powers of the Railroad Commission and the pas sage of penal laws which will en force respect for its decisions. We condemn the Republican party of this State, so long in power, for the refusal or neglect to pass legislation adequate to enforce this beneficent clause of the Con stitution of 1874 aud charge it with being the impediment to the course of justice and good govern ment in this regard. AGAINST TREASURY HOARDING. We declare for distribution of local taxes to the communities in which the levies are raised, for school purposes, the construction and betterment of public roads, and for municipal improvements, without diminution or restraint by hoarding in the State Treasury, thus creating an unnecessary large surplus to be deposited in banks, and thus making the public funds liable to use for political purpose?. In order that purity of elections may be had and our form of gov ernment maintained, we declare for a revision and amendment of our ballot laws and of the Corrupt Practices act, which experience and the decisions of our Courts have shown are but subterfuges and aids rather than hinderances to the "venal aud corrupt office seeker and political boss. Such amendments to the ballot law should be a simplification of the ballot, a grouping of the candi- Continued on puge5 You Don't Need Be Afraid of Your Shadow When You Wear Our Clothes If you would always look well, feel well, and be well leave it to us. We al ways give the best we can for your money. That's the reason we have enjoyed a generous share of the patronage qf this section all these years. You will be surprised how good a Suit you can buy at this store for $15 to $20. We make your Suit here; slip one on out of our large stock, or measure you and send away and have it made. SEND'S CORNER CLOTHING STORE, BLOOMSBURG, PA.