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111 miy fiif MuSI iWISlfMf l14P wWUM www mm VOL 43. BLOOMSBURG, PA., THURSDAY AUGUST ID, 1909. N083, .WIIIvN YOU WANT TO Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed Borrow Money, or Make an Investment CALL ON TIIK OLD RKLIABLF. - The Farmers National Bank OK BLOOMS BURG Capital, S60.000 Surplus $100,000 0 M. OliKVELlN'Gr, Pres. M. MILLEISKN", Cashier. DIRECTORS J. L. Moykr IN. U. Funk C. M. Cri:vkuno C. A. Klkim W. L. White C. W. Runyon Dr. J. J. Brown M. Miu.kiskn 3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. SPEAK PLEASANTLY. The admonition, "speak pleas antly," is one that is frequently given to children by fond parents. It is also one that might well be printed in large letters on a placard and hung above the bed of many a grown-up, so that he could see it the first thing every morning. There are a great many people, and we might say, some of them live in Bloomsburg, who, upon be ing spoken to in passing on the street, acknowledge it in the same cordial way as a creditor might bow to a man who has owed him twenty-five dollars for thirteen years. A crabbed nod or a grouchy grunt are the most genial demon strations that some are accustomed to display when they are spoken to, while others appear to forget to speak at all. This is a habit which is neither necessary, courteous, or excusable. There is none who is so preoccupi ed with business that he cannot be civil. He does not injure the man whom he ignores, but shows him self to be either absent-minded, ill natured, or entirely ignorant of ru dimentary courtesy. HIS ANNUAL VISIT. It has been the habit of our ven erable and respected citizen, Col. J. G. Freeze, to take a drive every summer to bis birth place at Ex change, Montour county. During the life of Mrs. Freeze she always accompanied him, and since her death the Colonel has continued the visits. On Friday last lie and his broth er, Dr. P. II. Freeze, who is also over eighty years of age, took the drive together. Many changes have taken place since they lived there. Exchange has grown into a pret ty village with modern facilities, including a bank, but most of the old buildings are gone, and there is probably not a familiar face in that vicinity. Ruins mark the site of an old mill which was once operated by their father. Notwithstanding the many chang es, the Colonel still feels, in the words of the poet: "How dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood." SUICIDE AT PICNIC. Frank Yordy, of Trcvorton, com mitted suicide yesterday by shoot ing himself twice while at tie Tri county farmers' picnic at DeWitt's Park, Riverside. The shooting occurred about four o'clock, only a few minutes after Yordy had been talking to his wife, who has for some lime been visiting her sister, Mis. .R. W. Snyder, of Danville. The shots were distinctly heard in the park by the picnickers. Jos eph Reed, who lives near the scene of the shooting, was the first to reach the spot and find the body. Justice of the Peace K. W. Young empanelled a jury who viewed thi body and adjourned to hold an in quest today. Mr. Yordv is a man of twenty- seven years, and i ; survived by his parents and his wife. - WORK FOR CAR SHOPS. The local plant of the Americcn Car and Foundry Company has re ceived an order for the overhauling of three hundred Erie cars. Fifty of them have already arrived, and the remainder will soon follow. This will not only give the regu lar employes work, but will also furuish employment for an increas ed number of workmen. THE SPEED LIMIT. Section five of the Act of Assem bly approved April 19th 1905, fixed the limit of speed for motor vehicles in the limits of corporate cities and boroughs at twelve miles an hour; and at twenty miles out side of such corporate limit9. lne Act approved April 29th, 1909, provides as follows. "No person shall operate a motor-vehicle on the public high ways of this state recklessly, or at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, having re gard to the width, traffic, and use of the highway, or so as to endan ger property, or the life or limb of any person; but no person shall drive a motor-vehicle at a rate of speed exceeding one mile in two and one-half minutes; provided, that the local authorities having charge of any of the highways may, in dangerous, congested, or built up portions, place signs marked "Danger, run slow", and at these phces the speed limit shall not exceed the rate of a mile in five minutes; the said signs to be plainly legible, and the letters to be not less than five inches in height". The act further provides that no city, county, borough or township has power to make any regulations that fix a rate of speed lower than this. The Act of 1909 went into effect immediately, with the exception that the method of licensing resi dents of the state should continue under the Act of 1905 until Decem ber 31st 1909. As the matter stands now in Bloomsburg, any motor-vehicle may be driven 011 Main street, or elsewhere in the town at the rate of twenty-four miles per hour. The proper authorities have taken no steps whatever to lower this speed, and there are no signs up anywhere in the town. That twenty-four miles an hour is a dangerous speed in th;s town, no oije will deny. As a matter of fact that rate is often exceeded by some of the drivers. It is dan gerous, not only on Main street, but even more so on the narrower streets where it is impossible to see up or down the cross streets in many places until they are reached. That there have not been many accidents is due more to divine in terposition or good luck than to careful driving. But it may be urged that the reckless driving is done by strangers and not by any of our own people. If this be true it is high time that we protect our selves against outsiders. It is gen erally understood that Bloomsburg is free-for-all; that there are no speed regulations here, and so they rush through from one end of the town to the other like a streak of greased lightning, leaving be hind them only a cloud of dust and a smell of gasolene. Let's put a penalty on them and get some of their dolors. They will help pave the streets. . ACCIDENT AT WATCH FACTORY. Tames Shaw, a steam-fitter, of I Philadelphia, had an ugly fall on Tuesday wnue at woik. ai Match Factory, which resulted in a fractured knee and several minor bruises. He was working at the top of a la Mer when the rung on which he was standing broke, and he fell twenty feet to the cement floor, landing on his hands and knees. He was hurried to the hospital, where the fracture was reduced. Mr. Shaw then left on crutches and took a train for his home in Philadelphia. 14 "Expciien:3 Is not easily gained bur It is otg rcmcrnliStC'I. inter;?!). Exp;rl;nct In Investing, in lur.i nts venture";, and tvv experi ence In selecting a Di'ii' n ;iy lie cosily and thcrcfus rrplensar.t. JJ Moral: You will rememlcr your ex fr l it,. R .L . nL -t penance ui mis utii wiin ,icdsurii ' V'. ' '.T-- : a WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS AND ASSURE YOU OF C( )NT I N IT ED EXCE I. LENT SERVICE. I I 4 ml ft ' 1 '.it THE BLOOMSBURG NATIONAL BANK BLOOMSBURG. PENNA " BIG WAR GAME IN PROGRESS. Boston and the neighboring coun try is in the throes of war, not a bloody one, or even a noisy one, but nevertheless a war, in which thousands ol troops are attempting to capture the city, which is being defended by other thousands. The campaign is a war game that is being played by two armies, known as the Red Army and the Blue Army made up of United States regulars and National Guardsmen from many of the eastern states. The Blues, commanded by Gen eral Pew, are defending Boston, while the Reds under General Bliss are making the attack. The offenders were landed on the coast by army transports, and have been drawing in their lines closely about the city. The "engagements" are judged by a board of umpires, of whom Major General Leonard Wood, U. S. A. is the chief. The campaign is being conducte'd just as it would be in real warfare. There are, however, many humor ous features in the game. For in stance, when a bridge is to be destroyed, the troopers place dyna mite at the proper points, and, having made all preparations to destroy the structure, they set off a fire cracker, and hang up a sign "this bridge is destroyed", and the "enemy" is not permitted to cross it. In the event of an engagement, the umpire decides the result, and announces the number of "killed" and "wounded". It is intended that this shall give valuable experience to the militia by their association with the reg ulars on campaigns, and shall also furnish knowledge of use in the defense of our cities. BIG FIRE NEAR BERWICK. The farm buildings of Samuel J. Conner, near Berwick, were totally destroyed by fire last Sunday morn ing. The barn, straw shed, cattle shed, carriage house, corn lionse and auother shed, together with 1200 bushels of wheat, 75 tons of hay, 450 bushels of oats and 100 bushels of corn ears were destroyed, entailing a loss of $10,000. This is p.rtially covered by a f6ooo insur ance policy, which would have ex pired within a few hours. Only last April Mr. Conner's large barn near his home at Willow Springs was burned, the rebuilding of which has just been completed. .. m - LOST ARM IN MILL. A most uu ortunaie ac.k'.eiit oc curred at the carpet mill Monday afternoon, when Percy Steward, an employee in the drying depait tnent, caught his right arm in a drying machine and had ti e hand and th flesh torn off up to the elbow. He was taken to the hospital, where his arm was amputated above the elbow. lie underwent the operation in good shape, and no serious resides are anticipated. Mr. Steward to a young man ami has a wife and one child. DEEDS RECORDED. The following deeds have recent ly been entered on record by Re corder of Deeds Frank W. Miller: Roseuiont Cemetery Company to Sadie Summers et al. for a lot in said cemetery. George Laubach and wife et al. to Lydia Miller for a tract of land in Fishing Creek township. T. H. Doan and wife to George L. Reagan for a property in the Borough of Berwick. George L. Reagan and wife to George W. Seybert for a property in the Borough of Berwick. Edward Futile to Susan Belecky for a property in the Borough of West Berwick. Mary Gertrude Rinker to Jennie A. Rinker for a property in the Town of Bloomsburg. Jennie A. Rinker, to Mary Ger trude Rinker for a property in the Town of Bloomsburg. William Houabach and wife to Henry R. Kuorr for a tract of land in Locust township. Henry R. Knorr to William Hou abach for a tract of land situate in Locust township. Margaret J. Gilbert et al to James W. Sitler for a property in the Bor ough of Berwick. Margaret J. Gilbert et al. to Cora A. Siller for a property in the Bor ough of Berwick. FAIR STORE OPENED. The Fair Store of Severance and Roberts was thrown open for in spection last Friday. The estab lishment was filled all day with visitors, to each of whom an ice cream cone was presented. The place presents a very good appearance, both within and on the front, and is an addition to Main street. It was opened for business Saturday morning with many tempting bargains which drew a large crowd- RAIN It raiuul ! Real wet, cooling, dust-annihilating, temper-improving rain ! Monday nignt saw the end ot the drought th.it has had this section of the country in its grip fur nearly two mouths. Unfortunately it came too late to save a lot of the crops, but it will do some good, and has already gone a long way toward making life more endurable along the dusty streets and country roads. HESS REUNION. The annual reunion of the Hess families and lelatives will be held at Kleim's Grove, Rupert, on Sat urday, August 2SH1. A big crowd is expected. Commissioner J. A. Hess is President of the association. ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION Licentiate William S. Gerhard of I Lane iNter, will be ordained and ln ! stalled pastor of the Orangeville Re formed charge 111 tlie union cutircii of Orangeville on Sunday, August 29. Services to begin at 10:30 a. 111. All the officers of the charge and a many members as possible should attend this important ser vice. MEET MAY NOT BE HELD. The Bloomsburg Driving Club is uncertain whether or not the race meet, which was postponed last Saturday on account of the dust, will be held later this summer. The difficulty of getting enough horses to start makes the probability of this slight. 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 of 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. SEWS CORNER CLOTHING STORE, BLOOMSBURG, PA.