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VOL 43, RLO OMSIi UR (7, PA., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 1909. NO, 3.- WHEN YOU WANT TO Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed Borrow Money, or Make an Investment ; CALL ON TIIK OLD RELIABLE - The Farmers National Bank OF BLOOMSBURG Capital, $60,000 Surplus $100,000 (J M. (JllKVELlM, Prks. M. MILLKISEX. Cashier. DIRECTORS J. L. Moyhr N. IT. Funk C. M. Cricvi'Mno C. A. Kuum W. L. Whitr C W. RrNvox Dr. J. J. Brown- M. Mili.kiskn 3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. WILD WEST TRAIN ROBBERY ON THE PENNSYLVANIA A sensational hold -up of train No. 39 of the Pennsylvania Rail road, known as the Pittsburg and Northern Express occurred in the Lewistown Narrows about half past one Tuesday morning. The locality where the hold-up occurred is one of the wildest along the whole length of the road, in a narrow mountain pass. One lone masked highwayman did the job. The train had left Harrisburg at 12:01 and was just entering the Narrows when an ex plosion of dynamite under the eng ine wheels caused Samuel Dounelly to apply the brakes and come to a dead stop. The train had scarcely come to a standstill when a masked man boarded the engine and com pelled both the engineer and his fireman, C. D. Willis, to alignt and show him the way to the first ex press car where $5000 in gold and several thousand Lincoln pennies were being carried. The highwayman knocked on the door of the express car and ex press messenger J. V. Harper look ed into the barrel of a revolver, The engineer and hretnan, accom. panied by the highwayman, then entered the car. He had several men under his contrcl, and made them do his bid ding under cover of his guns.' He shot conductor roffeuberger, of Harrisburg through the hand. He made the crew dump the bul lion and the pennies into bags and put it out of the car. After the departure of the high wayman with his booty, the express ran to Altoona, where the alarm was given, and the railroad police started in search of the robber They traced him with bloodhounds up the mountain. Evidently the burden of the met al became too great for the thief in his flight, for the bag of bullion was found in the woods where he had f.bandoned it. Further on more was found, and fiuelly all but $65 of the amount taken was ac counted for. The posse continued upon the trail of the fugitive through the night, and with the aid of the hounds scoure 1 the woods in all directions. As yet he has not been found. QUALITY CORNER IMPROVE MENTS. The work of remodeling the Quality Corner Shoe Store of Buck ale w & Co., is rapidly neariug completion, and already the estab lishment presents a very trim ap pearance. The color scheme is green and white, and is well carried out. The floor is to be stained and covered with rugs. Large Daven port, a central divan, and green stain mission chairs compose the attractive furniture. A white metal ceiling from which are suspended rows of brass chan deliers make the place light day and night. The windows are to be supplied with lace and velour 'cur tains. Everything is finished in good taste, making the store a great ad- J dition to the business houses of ; Main street. VACATION IS OVER. On Monday morning the bells of! the public schools chimed forth tor the first time in about three mouths, and the school yards were for the first in many weeks reechoing with the voices of the hundreds of child ren who started in the year's work. All of the schools report a large ! attendance. ' MRS. EVELINA B. McREYNOLDS. After a lengthy illness with heart trouble Mrs. Evelina Barton Mc Reynolds, passed away at her late home on Third and West streets Tuesday afternoon at 2:1s o'clock. She had been ill for a long time and her condition for the past sev eral days had been such that death was not unexpected. She was aged 72 years, 6 months and 26 days. Mrs. McReynolds was the daugh ter of the late Caleb Barton. Being of a kind and loving disposition, a generous giver and an active work er 111 various Christian organiza tious she was well known and held in the highest esteem by all with whom she came in contact. With her husband, Dr. II. W. McRey nolds to whom she was wedded in June of 1863 she had been a resident of town for many years. ihey formerly resided in Buck Horn, where the doctor practiced medicine, aud moved to Blooms- burg some years ago, where he continued to practice. His death occurred several years since. Surviving Mrs. McReynolds are one son, Matthew, .aud the following brothers and sisters: Mrs Anna B. Moore and Thomas J. Bar ton, of West Main street, and Kathryn B. Ale, of Columbia City, Indiana. Funeral services will be hell from her late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. S. C. Dicksou officiating. Interment will be made in Rosemout cemetery. TAGGART CLAIMED BY MANY WIVES. Since the reappearance and equal ly sudden disappearance, and the consequent notoriety of the Rev John Taggart, letters have been received by local authorities throw ing light on a rather checkered ca reer. It will be remembered that Tag gart returned after twenty-one years cf mysterious absence to find his wife married to a man who was in jail on a serious charge. The newspaper notoriety which follow ed his unexpected return was too much for him, and he left in two days for parts unknown. Since that time letters have pour ed in from other "wives" of the wanderer, whom he is alleged to have married; one in Predonta, N. Y. ; one near Pittsburg, another near Buffalo, one whom he deserted at Washington, aud still another who d:ed at Asheville, N. C Dur ing all this period of matrimonial ventures he is said to have lived with another woman in Philadel phia. . m . MANY OFFICES ENTERED. For the past week the occupants of many an office along Main street have arrived at their respective places of business in the morning to find that they have been paid calls in the night which are not al together of a professional nature. Subsequent examination shows that drawers and locks have been tam pered with, and the tenant has re alized that he is one more on the list of victims of an unknown who has been creating somewhat of a stir by his midnight entries. Up to this time comparatively little booty has been secured, but that has not been the fault of the thief, for little or no money was kept in the offices. Until the fellow is apprehended the wise business man will keep all valuables out of his office or in a strong safe. r I V t ' " Tl-.ey wish to prosper must work fiTTi and save. $ott. Spendthrifts and idlers are similar) a generation of tlwm would bank rupt a ration. The prosperous arc the ration 1 strength. Doral: A Bank accouht We leads to a seat In prosperity s corner. BRING US YOUR SAVINGS. WE PAY THREE PER CENT. ON TIME DEPOSITS. mm You Don't Need Be Afraid sm The Methodist Church held its annual picnic at Columbia Park last Saturday. THE ,L0(M5URG NATIONAL DANK E. C. WELLS DEAD. Last Saturday while at the lum ber office of Creasy & Wells Mr. E. C. Wells was attacked with heart trouble, but soon recovered suffici ently to be able to walk to the resi dence of his son, J. G. Wells, on Fifth strec. Later in the day he was compelled to go to bed, and continued to fail until Wednesday night at 10:30 o'clock, when his heart suddenly ceased action and he passed away. On Saturday he would have been 77 years of age. Mr. Wells was universally res pected. His quiet, unassuming manner were combined with posi tive convictions, and with business energy and acumen. He was a man of remarkable vi tality and only four years ago in company with Mr. Molten of Phila delphia, went to Mexico to see a mine in which they were interested. The trip was made by boat and by train, but for twenty miles he was compelled to ride a burro over a mountainous passage, which trip, despite his 73 years of age he stood very well. In the year 1849 when the great rush for gold was made to Cali fornia he was among the uumber who crossed the continent by over land stage to the gold fields. At the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted as a sutler and served in that capacity throughout the entire war. Previous to moving to '.his place he resided at various places, among which were Cory and Muncy, and for a number of years he was employed by the Penn sylvania Railroad company, having charge at that time of the road bed department of a division of the road. Moving to Bloomsburg in tne year 1878 from Muncy where he was born and raised, he became en gaged as steward of the Blooms burg State Normal School in the first year of the priucipalship of Dr. D. J. Waller, and retained that position for a number of years. In the year 1887 he entered into part nership in the lumber business with his son-in-law S. C. Creasy and while he retired from the active work a number of years ago owing to failiug health, he retained his partnership in the firm until death. He was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal church, and a prominent Mason, being associated with the Muncy and the local lodges. The former he was prom inently identified with and was one of the early if not one of the charter members of the lodge of that place. He is survived by the following children: J. G. Wells and Mrs. b. C. Creasy of town, aud Mrs. S. W. Henderson, of Montgomery; also by the following brothers and sisters: Joseph Wells, of Picture Rocks: Mrs. James Codding, ot New York City; and Mrs. Stulen, of Athens, Pa. Since the death ot his wife which occured about twelve years ago he had made his home with his children. Funeral services will be held at the residence of J. G. Wells on Saturday at 6:30 a. m. conducted by Rev. J. W. Diggles, and the remains will be taken to Muncy for burial, on the Reading train. IMPROVEMENTS AT NORMAL. A force of workmen has ben engaged at the Normal School nearly all summer 111 making var ions alterations and improvements These are very near completion, aud everything will soon be in readiness for the opening of the school next Tuesday. The plaster ceilings in many of the class rooms and ' corridors have been supplanted by wooden ones This change will eventually be made throughout the buildings. A new sanitary cold storage plant has been installed in which the meats may be segregated from the other food stuffs. Heretofore only one compartment has been available. In the ice chest of the cold storage plant there has been placed a large coil of pipes connecting with faucets in the corridor near the office, and in the kitchen, fur nishing ice water on tap in suffi cient quantities to supply the en tire school at meals. A new shed has been provided for the engine and pump which operate the elevator. Another brick addition has been built on the former location of this pump, which will serve as a commodious dish room, furnishing almost four times as much space as has hitherto been provided for that purpose. Painters, plasterers, and paper hangers have been busy in the dormitories, giving the rooms fresh appearance. The buildings and grounds are 111 excellent condition. The members of the faculty are back at the school, and the students will arrive iu the next few days, in number to which indications point as being record breaking for the Fall term. SIXTH PA. RESERVES TO MEET. Notices have beeu sent out by President Charles S. Fornwald and Secretary Alfred Eck to the surviv ing veterans of the Sixth Regiment of Pennsylvania Reserves, the thir ty-fifth Regiment in line, stating that their twenty-sixth annual re union will be held in Bloomsburg on Tuesday, September 14th. Company A will be glad to see all of the old members ot tne regi ment in G. A. R. hall. "R. F. D." IS NOW "R. D." . Hereafter the R. F. D. will be simply R. D., and you mark your mail matter K. D. 1 lie govern ment has issued orders that the use of the word "Free" be dropped aud that the service be known as plain Rural Delivery. CRUSHED TO DEATH. Os-ar Whitmire, nine years old, fell from a gravel loaded wagon near his home iu Briar Creek on Tuesday afternoon, and was crush ed to death beneath the wheels. Repairs are being made to the Berwick road, and one of the wag ons engaged iu the work was that from which the boy fell. He is the son of Mr. aud Mrs. Henry Whitmire. GRANGER'S ICNIC. About seven hundred Grangers from the South Side attended the picnic of the Maiuville Grange at Yetter's Grove, Maiuville, last Sat urday. The principal address of the day was delivered by former State Treasurer William II. Berry. FRIEND'S 'MEETING. The annual session of the Roar ingcreek aud Millville meetings was held at the meeting house near Niunidia last Saturday. About one hundred aud fifty Friends were present. Next year's session may be held at Catawissa. 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. CORNER CLOTHING STORE, BLOOMSBURG, PA.