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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.
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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.
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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
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penance ui mis utii wiin ,icdsurii
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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.
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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.

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