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D 1 HLOOMSHURG, PA., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 1909. iff II III III! ,11 III I II II WIIKN YOU WANT TO Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed Borrow Money, or Make an Investment ;.cau, on tiii; old reliable - The Farmers National Bank of bloomsburg Capital, $60,000 Surplus $100,000 (j M. Oil EVE LING, Pres. M. MILLKISEN. Cashier. directors J. L. Moykr JN. U. Funk C. M. Crkvkuno C. A. Kleim W. L. Whitk C. W. Rvnyon Dr. J. J. Brown M. Miixkiskn 3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. NORMAL SCHOOL OPENS. Yesterday morning at ten o'clock the student body assembled in tlie Normal School chapel for the first time in the scholastic year of 1909 10. The members of the faculty were all on hand, and the alumni were well represented. Dr. D. J. Waller, who led the chapel exercises, was greeted with an enthusiastic applause as he en tered the stage. A second burst of enthusiasm lollowed later when he announced that the members of the senior class would not be required to spend their vacant periods in Study Hall. It was a large number of faces that Dr. Waller looked down upon from the stage. The balcony was well filled by the senior class, and well nigh every seat was occupied by the lower classes down stairs. After the chapel exercises, the remainder of the day was divided into short periods, for the various classes to report to the faculty, to have text books assigned and re ceive preliminary instructions. Reg ular classes began this morning. The attendance this term is large. The dormitories, especially the girls', are taxed to their utmost capacity, and some students have been provided temporary quarters until other accommodations can be secured. There are three hundred and seven boarders in the school, of whom ninety-six are boys, and two hundred and twelve girls. The number of day students is one hun dred and seventy-three. Mrs. Katherine L. Larrabee has resigned her position as custodian of Study Hall, and the position will be filled by Mr. E. J. Albert son, who for the past five years has been teaching in the Philippines. PRISONER ESCAPES. Wasyl Stakock of West Berwick was brought before the court on Tuesday morning charged with adultery. He is married and his wife is in the old country. For the past three years he has been living with Annie Olsheski, under a written agreement in which among other things the woman agreed to obey the wishes of Stakock. He pleaded guilty, and on being called for sentence an interpreter stated that Wasyl thought this agreement was a marriage license, and that many of the foreigners in West Berwick were living under like arrangements. Judge Evans sentenced him to pay the costs, a fine of $50, and stand committed until the sentence is complied with. The prisoner was taken to the Sheriff's office, accompanied by the woman and her brother-in-law,, The two latter went in and out the door several times, apparently in consultation, and the last time Wasyl went with them. The at tention of Deputy Sheriff Maust was otherwise momentarily en gaged, and when he looked for Wasyl he was missing. He was seen running past a house on First street by the family, but nothing was thought of it. Immediate search was made for him, but up to this time no trace of the fugitive has been tounu. HEAD OF BENTON SCHOOLS. Mr. Bruce Albert has been elect ed Principal of the Benton schools, in place of Prof. E.- E. Beare who resigned. Mr. Albert is a graduate of the Normal School and has al ready shown marked ability as an educator. He will fill his uew po sition with credit to himself, and to the satisfaction of the public. VETERANS' REUNION. The 14th Annual Reunion of the Columbia County Veterans' Asso ciation will be held at Benton on Saturday, September nth. Ex tensive arrangements have been made for a big time. Invitations have been sent to every veteran on the roll, and to Camps of Sons of Veterans and P. O. S. of A. The marshals of the parade will be Col. A. D. Seeley, of Berwick, W. O. Holmes, of Bloomsburg, and Charles Ivdsou, of Benton. Two bands will be present, and addresses will be made by Hon. John G. McIIenry and Rev. W. I. Burrell, of Benton, and Senator Webster Grimm, of Bucks county. The following program has been arranged: MORNING SESSION. The business session will be held at Association Headquarters in P O. S. of A. Hall at 10 o'clock. ORDER OP BUSINESS. Called to order by President Karus Prayer, Chaplain, W. R. Whitney. Reading of minutes of last meeting. Collection of dues. Reading of number of deaths dur ing the year. Selection of place of next year's meeting. Nomination and election of officers AFTERNOON SESSION. Parade will format 1 o'clock and after disbandmeut the afternoon ex ercises will be held in the Presby terian church. Prayer, - Rev. W. R. Whitney Solo, - - Miss Leona Stiles Address of Welcome, Rev. W. I. Burrell Response, M. P. Lutz, Bloomsburg Singing, Sons of Veterans Quartette of Bendertown. Recitation, - - Fred Hosier Address, lion. John G. McIIenry Singing, Sous of Veterans Quartette of Bendertown. Address, Senator Webster Grimm, of Bucks County. Benediction, Rev. W. R. Whitney FARMERS' TELEPHONE PICNIC. A Farmers' Telephone Picnic will beheld Saturday, September 11, 1909, at the new park, on Bow man's Island, one-fourth mile from Oraugeville. Everybody is cordially invited. No one can afford to miss this opportunity of seeing the uew park and meeting friends from all over the county. A good program has been arranged, including two prominent speakers. The Orangeville Band has been secured to enliveu the occasion. Stands will be convenient where sandwiches, coffee, ice cream, cake, cigars and soft drinks can be pro cured. There will be no regular dinner served, so take your basket. Those going in wagons can reach the park by crossing Bowman's dam, and those going on the train can walk from the depot to the park which is but a short distance. WILL MOVE HERE. Rev. G. C. Zeigler who has been serving the congregations ot tne rM-irictian rVinrrlics nt both Berwick and Bloomsburg has resigned the former cnarge, ana win move iu Bloomsburg. After he is establish ed here, he will serve during the week the congregations at Millville and Rohrsburg. FARMERS' PICNIC WAS LARGE. The annual picnic of Farmers, held at Grass Mere Park last Thurs day was a record-breaker. Eight hundred went up from Bloomsburg. The total attendance was estimated at seven to eight thousand. -COMPTROLLER'S CALL.- RKPORT OK TIIK CONDITION OF 0e g foomeBurg QWtonaf QBanft At the Close of Business September 1st, 1909. LIABILITIES Capital Stock, - $100,000.00 RESOURCES. U. S. Bonds - $100,000.00 Loans and Invest meats - 562,806.99 Furniture and Fix tures - - 8,000.00 Cash and Reserve 107,723.69 Surplus and Profits 61,466.71 Circulation - 100,000.00 Hank Deposits, - 7,907.67 Individual Deposits 509,156.30 $778. $30-68 WM. II. 1IIDLAY. Cashier. $77853.68 A. Z. SCIIOCII. President INJUDICIOUS CRITICISM. Since the receipt of the report 1 from Dr. Frederick A. Cook that he has discovered the North PoL-, ! there has arisen a num!:er of gen- j tlemen, who have formerly gambol-1 ed about on the Arctic ice, who limr ncclrl tintiul tr liorm liKal itirr flirt ! discoverer's glory with water of low tetnperature. They have asserted that the feat reported to have been accomplished by the explorer was an impossible one; in short, that Dr. Cook is either a liar, or that the severe physical strain incident to the perilous journey so unbal anced his mind that he is laboring under a mental delusion that he has really found the Pole. Now isn't it funny that nearly all of these ungenerous carpers are former Arctic explorers who were unsuccessful in their efforts to do the same thing that Dr. Cook has accomplished ? They have voiced their malevolent sentiments with out knowing anything of the ob servations, logs, nnd records that the returning traveler has brought back with him. Because they were unsuccessful in similar quests of their own, they claim that no other man could have outdone them. This is foolishness, but every in ventor, every explorer in the world's history, has had doubters to contend with in just this way, and in most cases the skeptics have been forced to acknowledge their opinions wrong. Suppose that Dr. Cook is at fault, that he has made a mistake, and that his data prove in error. Would it not show better sense on the part of his critics to wait until this could be proved ? On the other hand, the discoverer has offered all his proof to any geo graphical society to inspect. He knows that a great deal of his data can be checked; he knew that Peary was iu the same neighbor hood; he knows now that Peary's records could disprove his own, were they false, and yet he is quite willing that a comparison should be made. He asks what reason he would have to invent a fictitious report, which could easily be dis proved. The King of Denmark has been first to pay homage to Dr. Cook; many foreign explorers of the Arc tic and Antarctic regions have con gratulated him; the President of the United States has cabled felici tations; the skeptics are few in number, but they have been mak ing a loud noise. These detractors would gain much more credence if, after close examination of the ex plorer's reports they could disprove. Until they do that, it would be more judicious to preserve silence. A FINE MANSION. The uew residence of Hon. John G. Ilarman is rapidly nearing com pletion, and it is expected that it will be ready for occupancy by Oc tober 1 st. The grounds are now bein eraded by Geo. II. Keiter and a force of men. This will be a fine property when completed. MATCH FACTORY TO START SOON Mr. Fear hopes that the Match Factory will be ready to start next Monday, but there have been some unexpected delays always incident to the erection of a large plant, that may postpone operations a lit tle longer. . . The Normal School opened its fall term on Tuesday with a large attendance- SUNDAY SCIOOIi CONFERENCE. A confc'.ence of elementary San day School Workers, under the aus pices of the Columbia County Sab bath School Association, will be held in the Methodist church, Bloomsburg, on Saturday, Septem ber nth. The following program has been prepared: MORNING SESSION. 0:1" Devotional Uov. II It. Heeknian 9:30 Why We Are Here. Miss Eunice Spear County Primary Supt. North Hide CONFERENCES 9:4-5 The Beginners, Led by Miss Robl.-on 10.30 The Primarians, Led by Miss Minnie Penman 11:15 The Juniors, Led by Mrs. Maude Junkin Baldwin Indiana State Primary Supt. 12:00 The Separate Apartment in the ODe Room Church, Miss Bertha Gilbert, County Primary Supt. South Side 12:15 Luncheon Hour. AFTERNOON SESSION 1:15 Devotional, Rev. H. E. Dickson 1:30 Address, Mrs. Baldwin 2:00 Ideal Primary Session, Superintended by Mrs. A. L. Ent The new graded lessons will be taught as follows: Junior. - - Mrs. Baldwin Primary, - Miss Louise Kobbins Beginners - Mrs. J. B. Nuss 3:00 Open Parliament. 3:45 Address, "Before He is Nine." Prof. O. II. Bakeles 4:30 Closing Address, Mr. Myron I. Low, Pres. Col. Co. H. S. Association While this program is arranged especially for teachers of pupils un der twelve years of age. all Sunday School workers are cordially invited. A special invitation is extended to pastors and superintendents. An offering will be lifted to aid in defraying expenses of conference This will be a "basket meeting." That is, those in attendance will bring their own luncheon, and tat it at the church. A pleasant room will be at their disposal for the noon hour. FORCE OF HABIT. "What an awful habit it is to get a hold on you," said the Regu lar Attendant, the other day. "Wby I don't feel as though the day was properly spent unless I indulge my taste for this fascinating pastime. At a certain hour every night the desire comes over me, and I can't resist it. It is as strong as the love for coca-cola or whiskey, and I can't break away from it. So every night I go to the moving pkture show. Sometimes I see old pictures, but I am always pretty sure to see the same old faces in the audience regularly. There are others besides me who have the habit, evidently." And the Regular Attendant fish ed down in his pocket tor a nickle, and passed into the show. JAILEDFOR WHEAT THEFT. Charged with the theft of a wagon containing twenty-one bush els of wheat, belonging to Levi Miller, of Mifflin township, Ward Ketchain aud Charles Dresh, of near Berwick, were arrested last Thursday, and upon their confes sion were committed to jail. MAIN STREET PAVING. The preposition to pave Main street from Iron to Fast is not be ing allowed to slumber by the Tcwn Council. The contract has been let and already the consent of most of the property owners has been obtained. The Mifilinville property of J. R. Sutton, absconding tax collector of Berwick, is advertised at Sheriff's sale on Saturday, September 18th at the Court House. 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. SERJD'S CORNER CLOTHING STORE, BLOOMSBURG, PA.