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VOL 43.
NO 87.
Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed
Borrow Money, or Make an Investment
The Farmers National Bank
Capital, 860.000 Surplus 8100,000
0 M. CHEVELING, Pres. M. MILLEISEN, Cashier.
J. L. Mover JN. U. 1-unk
W. L. White C. W. Runyon
3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
St Margarets Guild and Mrs. Rob
bins Will Place Marble Floor '
in St. Paul's Church.
For some years past the members
of St. Paul's Guild of the Episcopal
Church have been working to ac
cumulate a fund for a definite pur
pose. They have had suppers and
entertainments, and in various other
ways they have succeeded in mak
ing a sum sufficient to accomplish
their object.
A few years ago they put tiling
in the vestibule of the church, and
now they propose to complete the
work by laying tiles in all the
In addition to this. Mrs. Geo. S.
Rcbbins has offered to contribute
all the "work of tiling the chancel
and sanctuary. This will include
mnrhle stens to the chancel, and a
marble kneeler anl rail at the
sanctuary, and will be given as a
memorial to her husband who was
a vestryman for many years, and
whose energy, and interest in the
church were manifested by his
labors in raising funds for the
cement paving about the church
propetty and for the decorating of
the interior, pome years ago, and in
manv other wavs.
The contract for the tiling has
been let to a New York firm, and
work will be commenced soon.
During the work services will be
held in the Parish House.
St. Margaret's Guild was-orean
ized during the incumbency as
Rector of Rev. Dr. L,. Zahucr, now
of Adams, Mass. Much ot the
fund for the tiling has been raised
under the supervision of Mrs. C.
W. r'unston as President of the
Guild, and for the past two years
under Mrs. R. llawlev as President.
In the absence of Mrs. Hawley the
presidency is being tinea Dy Mrs.
Arthur Ilitniller, the vice president.
The properly of St. Taul's is one
of the finest church properties in
this section, with the church, Par
ish House and Rectory nil erected
on one lot in the heart of the town.
With the addition of the tiling, but
little will remain to be done to
make it what Bishop Rulison once
said of it, when he cauea it a -com
plete ecclesiastical plant."
At last Thursday's meeting of
the Council, paving matters occu
uied the ereater part of the time,
It was reported that the property
owners abutting on Main street be
tween Iron and East street would
undoubtedly agree to the paving of
that section.
A petition asking for the paving
of the gutter on Main street be
tween Jefferson and West streets
was referred to the street commit
tee with power to act.
Various other petitions and mo
tions relative to street improvement
were dealfwith.
The work of putiiug in a hand
some new glas3 front in tne Wells
building, occupied by W. McK.
Reber's hardware store, was begun
on Tuesday. B. W. Jury & Son
have the contract.
The wood girder at the top has
been replaced by an iron one, and
a modern iron and glass front will
be built. The entrance will be
C. M. Crkvkuno C. A. Kleim
Dr. J. J. Brown M. Miixkiskn
Only Seven Directors out of Eleven
Were Electod at Last
Week's Election.
The annual election for Directors
of the Roscmont Cemetery Com
pany was held last week Tuesday
The election board consisted of
John R. Townseud, C. L- Pensyl
and C. S. tornwald, who made
their report on Monday last.
According to this return the fol
lowing vote was cast : John Scott
received 34 votes; the following
each received 32 votes : T. G.
Freeze, S. F. Peacock. Frank Ikel-
er, W. H. Ilidlay, G. A. McKelvy,
G. G. Baker; and these seven were
elected. The following received 31
votes: C A. Kleim, W. R. Ring
rose, W. O. Holmes, C. S. Furman,
M. J. Hess, R. E. Hartman and E
F. Carpenter. As but eleven were
to be elected, and seven received a
higher vote and were elected, this
tie vote caused a failure of an elec
tion as to four.
Under the by-laws of the com
pany, where an election is not held
on the day fixed by the charter, or
a full board shall not be elected, a
new election shall be called to fill
the vacancies, and in accordance
therewith an election has been call
ed for September 17 th to choose
four more directors.
Fire starting on the porch of the
house in East Bloomsburg owned
by Marshall Lidgard and occupied
by William McCormick. totally des
troyed the structure Saturday night
shortly before 9 o'clock.
The flames were first discovered
by Mr. Lidgard, who resides but a
short distance from the burned
structure, and realizing that owiug
to the headway they had already
gamed, it would be impossible with
no fire fighting apparatus at hand
to save the building, he, along with
a number of other persons, at once
began to remove the furniture and
succeeded in saving all but a few
pieces. The loss to Mr. Lidgard
will be about $900, which is partly
covered by insurance.
A force of carpenters, painters
and laborers has been at work at
the Fair Grounds putting things in
readiness for the Fair, which is not
far distant.
The main building has been
painted yellow with red trimmings
and the office building has received
a white coat. New roofing has been
placed on the grand stand, and new
fences have been built in various
parts of the grounds.
Fred Ferguson lud charge of the
Rnme so-called leader of fashion
has arbitrarily fixed September
15th as the day when straw hats
must be laid aside.
he hancred! Hats are
worn for comfort, and so long as
straw hats are comfortable sensible
men will continue to wear them
until the weather forbids.
As there Is no water-melon party
at Columbia Park this fall, straw
hats will probably continue to be
worn a while yet.
Mrs. H. C. Jones is visiting
friends in Benton township.
& 0e $foome6ut2
At the Close of Business
U. S. Bonds - $100,000.00
Loans and Invest
ments - 562.806.00
Furniture and Fix
tures - - 8,000.00
Cash and Reserve 107,723.69
WM. II. IIIDLAY, Casiiikr.
Surviving Veterans Meet In Annual
Reunion In G. A. R. Hall
On Tuesday.
The 26th annual reunion of the
Sixth Pennsylvania Reserves was
held in the hall of Col. Eut Grand
Army Post on Tuesday afternoon.
There was a short business ses
sion in the morning when they
elected the following officers for the
ensuing year: Col. W. D. Dixon
of St. Thomas, president; W. H.
H. Gore of Athen3, H. J. Conner
of Orangeville, Mrs. W. H. Ent of
Bloomsburg, and Mrs. P. S. Ham
lin of Moosic, the two latter being
honorary members, were elected
vice presidents. Subsequently the
president appointed II. H. Lathrop
of Scranton, treasurer, and W. W.
Johnson of Philadelphia, recording
secretary. It was decided to hold
the next reunion at Gettysburg. It
was reported that during the past
year eight members of the associa
tion had died viz: Baltis Sterling,
Randolph Hayman, Abraham
Campbell, Hiram Lewis, W. H.
Dodd, Sergeant Hart and Sergeant
Boby. This list is incomplete as
there was no report from several of
the companies.
In the afternoon a campfire was
held. After the reading of the
minutes of the last meeting and
letters from the members who ex
pressed their regrets in not being in
attendance, the following program
was carried out: Trayer, by the
Rev. E. B. Bailey, pastor of the
United Evangelical church, of
town : address of welcome, Charles
C. Evans, president judge, of Ber
wick; response, Major W. II. H.
Gore of Athens, recitation, Miss
Josephine Deiterick of town, ad
dress, Ilalsey Lathrope of Scran
ton; singing, address, H. A.
M'Killip Esq. of town; address,
Capt. II. J. Conner of Orangeville;
address, Richard Ilolgate of La
The Sixth Regiment Pennsyl
vania Reserves was organized in
April, 1 36 1, and consisted of nine
companies of infantry, one of cav
alry and one of artillery, Co. A.,
the "Iron Guards," being from
Columbia county.
The regiment was organized at
the suggestion of Goreruor Andrew
G. Curtin and Simon Cameron,
who at the time was a United
States Senator from Pennsylvania.
These men did not think, as did
many others, that the rebellion
would be quashed in three months,
and hence Governor Curtin went
to the Pennsylvania Legislature
and obtained permission to or
ganize this regiment, and subse
quent events proved the wisdom of
it. It was clothed, equipped and
drilled at the expense of the state.
On June 2, 1861, the organiza
tion of the regiment was effected
by the selection of the following
field officers: W. Wallace Rick
etts, of Co. A, colonel; William M.
Penrose, lieutenant colonel; Henry
J. Madill, Major; Lieut. Henry B.
McKeau, of Co. I, was appointed
adjutant. Subsequently W. II. Ent
was made colonel of the regiment.
It was called into service on the
27th day of July, 1861, and mus
tered out June 11, 1864, many
members re-enlisting.
The history of the Sixth Penn
sylvania Reserves is the history of
the army of the Potomac. While it
was called the "Reserves" there
were many who had an idea that it
(ttaftonaf tjfonft
September 1st, 1909.
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
Surplus and Profits 61,406.71
Circulation 100,000.00
Bank Deposits, 7,907.67
Individual Deposits 509,156.30
A. Z. SCIIOCII. President,
Formed Asseciation in Town Hall
Last Tuesday Evening
Officers Elected.
The Business Men's Association
was organized at a meeting in the
Town Hall on Tuesday evening, at
which forty-six members were pres
ent. J. G. Quick was elected presi
dent, C. H. Sharpless, vice presi
dent, and C. R. Stecker, secretary
and treasurer, all unanimously.
The nominations for committee?
were made which will be confirmed
at the next meeting as follows:
Executive committee R. E. Hart
man, J. E. Roys, Emil Gelb, L. T.
Sharpless, R. A. Hicks, Paul Bora
boy, J. W. Crawford, J. S. Ed
wards, JoeTownsend, F. P. Pursel,
C. M. Evans, L. W. Buckalew, G.
W. Hess, W. F. Slagle and Dr.
Gardner. Advisory committee: C.
T. Vanderslice, J. L. Sharpless and
Geo. E- Elwell.
It is the purpose of the associa
tion to afford protection against
fraudulent customers, to aid in the
collection of bills from delinquent
customers, and to forward the busi
ness interests of the town by acting
as a board of trade.
Miss Grace Housel, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Housel,
formerly of Bloomsburg was mar
ried last Thursday to Mr. Ned
Church, of Center county.
They are both well known in
town, having been students at the
Normal School. Miss Housel is a
graduate in the normal and music
courses. Mr. Church was an ath
lete of considerable ability, having
played on the school basket ball
and foot ball teams, being captain
of the latter tor oue year.
There are evidently some boys in
this town who are of school age,
who ought to be looked after by
the truant officer. And there are
some parents who evidently are
indifferent as to whether their
children are in school or not. It
would be a good thing if the truant
officer were instructed to exercise
all the power given to him by law.
An arrest or two would have a
wholesome effect.
On Friday of last week J. R.
Schuyler shipped sixteen gross of
his patent rat traps to Singapore,
India. He has been sending them
there for several years past. The
traps have a wide reputation, ana
are among tne most emcieni on me
was ouly to be used in an emer
gency. There never, however, was
a aiinute when it was a "reserve"
as from the day it was called into
service until it was mustered out it
wdS actively engaged as is shown
by the fact that it weut into service
with is. 00 men and came out with
1275. It was engaged in the battles
of Dranesville, Mechauicsville,
Gaines Mill, New Market Cross
Roads, Malvern Hill, Bull Run,
South Mountain. Antietam Freder
icksburg, Gettysburg, Briston
Station. Mile Run, Wilderness,
Spotsylvania Court House, North
Anna and Bethesda Church in
each of which it did valiant service.
v. a.
Samples now on display-to
$12 to $40
The finest there is in
ready to wear
We are leaders in Boy's
Stetson Hats For Fall
Adler's Gloves For Fall
Cluett Shirts For Fall
Luzerne Underwear For Fall
L. and W. Trousers For Fall
International Clothes
Are The Finest
In America.
HIS statement
is based on
the fact that
they clothe more men
than any tailor in the
q They
would not
have the
trade if
were not
the finest.
measure only, and at popular

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