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VOL 43.
NO 38.
Open a bank Account Have a Check Cashed
Borrow Money, or Make an Investment
The Farmers National Bank
Capital, S60.00O Surplus 8100,000
C M. C14EVELING, Pres. M. MILLEISEX, Cashier.
J. L. Moykk N. U. Itxk C. M. Crf.vumng C. A. Klkim
W. L. Whitk C V. Run yon Dk. J. J. Brown M. Milmciskn
3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Thirty Students Enrolled This Year
In That Department of
the Normal.
Among its many well equipped
departments the Bloomsburg State
Normal School has a newly develop
ed one which is worthy of the gen
eral attention of the public, not
only because of its efficiency, but
also on account of the splendid
work which has been done by Pro
fessor D. S. llartline in developing
it to its present state.
This is the Medical Preparatory
Department which has grown in
the past seven or eight years from
a'small beginning to be a very im
portant part of the local institution.
The history of its growth Is grad
ual. The work first developed from
the needs of the biological depart
ment, which branch of the school
Professor Hartline has made one of
the most thorough and well cared
for of any in the schools of the
State, and which, with its new
spacious and modern accomodations
in Science Hall, is exceedingly well
equipped for scientific work.
About seven years ago Professor
Hartline, whose schedule has al
ways been a busy one, found that
it was difficult for him, unassisted,
to prepare all of the material and
to make the dissections necessary
for the biological department. He
interested three or four students of
the physical training course in the
work, and with bis assistance, they
made good headway with it. They
became good students and showed
that they were capable, occasionally
conducting a quiz in the biological
Wishing to do some research
work in anatomy, Professor Hart
line invited these four students to
join him, and accordingly an even
ing class was started which continu
ed for a number of years, although
as yet no space had been allotted
it on the school schedule.
The first official recognition
which was given to it by the school
authorities was when Dr. A. K.
Aldinger, who was giving the
course in physical training, decided
that some anatomical courses were
necessary. Professor Ilartline's
courses were then put upon the
regular schedule and since then,
offering a two year's course, the
Medical Preparatory Department
has been an ever increasing branch
of the school with thirty students
this year.
It is intended to prepare men for
further study in medicine, and in
surgery particularly. Young wom
en are prepared for becoming train
ed nurses or science teachers.
It is not in any sense intended to
keep young men from college, for
they are advised to take a college
course and follow this up with
study at a medical school.
This preparatory course Is in
tended as a substitute for the old
way in which young men have been
wont to begin their study of medi
cine. Many have registered with
some physician and in return tor
doing chores and other work have
received instruction in anatomy.
With this superficial knowledge,
they have entered medical schools
and have found that they were in
sufficiently prepared for the work.
This plan was found unsatisfactory,
and Professor Hartliue has made
an effort lo supply these future
doctors with the biological founda
tion which every modem physician
must have.
This special work is not allowed
While statuljng near the Shaffer
bridge at the S. li. & B. station on
Tuesday evening the bus team of
Clark Miller became frightened at
the train, and started oil 011 a run
with no driver. Miller's father had
just left their heads.
In the bus were Mrs. William
Casey, Mrs. Harry Miller, John
Lamed and a son of M. Shoemaker
of town, and J- C. Creveliug of
IJspy. As there was no way to
reach the lines the passengers jump
ed out, and all but the boy were
Mrs. Casey was rendered uncon
scious, being badly bruised and
shouldersprained; John Lamed had
his leg lascerated; Mrs. Miller had
her wrist, elbow and knee sprained,
and many bruises; J. C. Creveling
got a sprained ankle and bruises.
None of the injuries are dangerous,
and all will recover.
Dr. Shumau was sent for, and
gave, medical aid to the two ladies,
the others having come to town on
the baggage wagon.
The horses were not caught un
til they nearly reached Bloouisburg.
No damage was done to the team
or bus.
G. Edward Klwell has gone to
Hartford, Conn., to be present at
the opening of Trinity College,
where he graduated in June, and
to participate in what is known in
colleges as the "rushing season".
This is the time when there is a
great scramble among the various
college fraternities tor new mem
bers, and each puts forth its great
est efforts to secure the best of the
new material in the Freshman
class. For a few days the election
eering goes on at a pace that ex
ceeds the wannest political cam
After the war is over, and the
new men have been secured, the
marked attentions to them sudden
lv cease, and they become ordinary
freshmen, whose duty it is to
meekly take orders from the other
to interfere in any way with the
main object ot the school, tnat is,
the preparing of teacheis for the
nnblic schools.
Students of this, the youngest
department of the school, nave al
ready been successful iu medicine.
One went direct to a medical school
in Denver, and was made instructor
in physiology in his own class the
first vear he was there. The
following year he was made in
structor in all the histology givei
in the institution. j
Special provision has been tuadii
for the organization of a Biological
Club which meets one evening a
week for the discussion of philos
nnlnVnl nnd nractical subjects crow
ing out ofyhe regular course, but
outside of the regular instruction.
Medical men of town have been
very helpful in forwarding the work
of this group of studies, and have
advised young men and women to
take up their work in this depart
ment. rif T T TCriiTipr tins inven lect-
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J tires and furnished material to these
classes. Dr. S. B. Anuent has also
aided to a great extent. Through
Bloomsburg physicians prominent
out of town medical men have visit
ed the school, and the State Tuber
culosis Exhibit came here.
To Professor Hartline belongs
great credit for having by tireless
efforts, and by depriving himself of
npnrlv nlllpimire time and exercise.
brought into existence a new and
I efficient department of the Blooms
! burg State Normal School.
(g foomeBurg
At the Close of Business
U. S. Bonds - $100,000.00
Loans and Invest
ments 562,806.99
Furniture and Fix
tures - - 8,000.00
Cash and Reserve 107,723.69
WM. It. IIIDLAY, Casiiikk.
Bloomsburg Lady is Attending Hudson-Fulton
Celebration in New York.
Mrs. Nora Finney Sterner, wife
of Prof. L. P. Sterner, went to
New York today, as a guest of the
committee representing the city,
having in charge the arrangements
for the Hudson-Fulton celebration.
Mrs. Sterner is a great-great-grand-daughter
of Elizabeth Fulton
Finney who was a sister of Robert
Fulton, the inventor of the steam
boat, and who built the first steam
boat, the "Clermont," and ran it
up the Hudson River.
Mrs. Sterner was accompanied by
her ten-years-old son, Robert Ful
ton Sterner. Duriug their stay in
the city, with all direct or collater
al descendants of the steamboat in
ventor, they will be accorded every
homage by the committee. They
will be given a special boat on
which to view the big naval parade,
will review the replica of the "Half
Moon," the boat in which Sir
Hendrik Hudson discovered Staten
Island. They will also be shown
many other courtesies, having had
a special invitation from the city.
A fire occurred in a house on
Railroad street between Third and
Fourth on Saturday evening. It
started in a room on the second
floor through which a stove pipe
passes. Mrs. Rambo first saw it
and gave the alarm.
The house belongs to Geo. Trump
and was occupied by John Collins
and family. Three children were
asleep and they were rescued with
difficulty, the flames having gained
much headway before any one
could get in, the front door being
locked. Mr. and Mrs. Collins were
out at the time.
By hard fighting the firemen con
fined the fire to the one building,
though Mrs. Rambo' a house was in
great danger.
There are seven children in the
Collins family, and all their cloth
ing and the furniture was destroy
ed. The family is at James Law
lor's for the present.
Mr. Trump's loss on the building
is said to be nearly jjSiooo, with but
little insurance.
The firemen were promptly on
hand and did good service.
The first matches were made at
Fear Match Factory on Tuesday.
The first block was fed into the
machine by Mrs. Fear. Everything
worked like a charm. Twoother
machines, each with a capacity of
4,000,000 matches a day, were
started yesterday, and two more are
being set up.
It is expected that 150 hands
will soon be employed, and this
will be gradually increased.
The Fear plaut is equipped with
the best machinery that cau be
made, and is complete in every de
tail. That it will prove a great
benefit to the town goes without
The first number of the second
volume of the Bloomsburg Luther
an, a little paper published weekly
by Rev. J. E. Byers, pastor of St.
Matthew's Church, will appear this
It is an auxiliary to the work of
the church, and contains announce
ments, and other matters of inter
est to the congregation.
QWtonaf (ganft
September 1st, 1909.
Capital Stock, - $100,000.00
Surplus and Profits 61,466.71
Circulation - - 100,000.00
Bank Deposits, - 7.907.67
Individual Depopits 509,156.30
A. Z. SCIIOCII. President
The state of Pennsylvania has
long since recognized the benefits
and the necessity for public schools,
and for this reason the legislature
has appropriated millions of dollars
year after year for the maintenance
of these schools.
The object of compulsory educa
tion is two fold; first, for the bene
fit of the individual, and second,
for the protection of society. With
an education the individual is put
on a self-supporting basis. He is
furnished with the tools that will
enable him to earn an honest living
in the trades or in business. Being
able to take care of himself, he is
not likely to become a public charge.
With children whose home sur
roundings are pleasant and refined
there is but little need for a com
pulsory law requiring them to at
tend school until sixteen years of
age. These as a class are not the
ones who play truant, though of
course there are exceptions. There
are children in this town, and in
every town, who need the help of
the compulsory law to keep them
from being as their fathers are,
worthless, lazy, and besotted. The
fathers are so, because in many
cases their fathers before them were
of the same breed.
And here is where the rights of
society attach. It is largely from
the iguorant and the depraved class
that the criminal element comes.
For them the public must maintain
poor houses, and jails, and courts,
and hence it is interested in having
every child educated at least suffic
iently to enable it to care for itself
iu maturer years. This the public
school does for them.
There are parents who are not
fit to be parents. They have no
interest in the education of their
offspring, and would rather have
them doing something to add a lit
tle to the family revenue, either by
working, or begging, or stcaliug, it
matters little which, than to have
them preparing for future useful
ness by going to school.
And here is where the necessity
for a truant officer arises. It is for
the vicious bays who stay out of
school iu spite of their parents, and
for the unfortunate boys whose
parents do not care whether they
go or not.
The law has done all it can do
for these children. It provides for
ths appointment of a truant officer,
and yets him with authority to
enforce attendance. If these wise
provisions are not enforced where
they are needed, and boys grow into
men, and continue to be the town
drones and loafers, generation after
generation, it is the fault of the
community, and not of the boys.
While much work has been
coinsr on in town, the improve
ments on Main street are among
the most uotauie. iiie new rair
store. T. L. Sbaroless remodeled
store, the Farmers' National Bank,
the new trout in tne wens Duua
iiur. and the new Robbius buildiue.
show the enterprise of our business
men, and alo show that the busi
ness of the town warrants and de
mauds these many improvements.
But few towns can boast better
stores or finer buildings.
. . .
Hubert Gleasou, a Normal sen
ior, had his collar bone broken last
Thursday afternoon while practic
ing with the foot-ball scmad by col
liding with another player. He has
played on the team for the past two
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Samples now on display-to
prices. ;
$12 to $40
The finest there is in
ready to wear
We are leaders in Boy's
50 TO
Stetson Hats For Fall
Adler's Gloves For Fall
Cluett Shirts For Fall
Luzerne Underwear For Fall
L. and W. Trousers For Fall
rational Clothes
Arc The Finest
In America.
- 4
j&-M'HI3 statement
ti '' baaed on
l:--"J th3 fact that
they clothe mere men
than ar.y tailor in the
q They
would not
have the
trade if
were not
the finest,
only, and at popular

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