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ftLOOMSWRG, PA,t THURSDAY OCTOBER 1',, IDO.'J.
NO. J, I WIIKN VOU WANT TO Open a tJank Account Have a Check Cashed Borrow Money, or Make an Investment CAM, ON Till-; OLD RKLIAP.LK - The Farmers National Bank OF HI.OOMSIJURO Capital, $00,000 Surplus 8100,000 0 M. CIlEVHIilNG, L'uks. M. MILLKISKX.Casiiiek. DIRKCTORS 1 I Moykk N. V. I'i-n-k C. M. Cii:vi:i.iNf. C. A. Km-im V L. WinTK C. V. Rlnyon- Du. J. J. 15 row n M. Mi!.i.i:iri;. 3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. THE PAIR IS ON. The Entries of Live Stock so many that Additional Sheds Had to tie Erected for Them. THE LOCAL EXHIBITORS. It is au annual custom to say that "this year's Fair surpasses all other3," whether it be entirely truthful or not, but from a hasty and early glance around the grounds yesterday morning the writer feels that he can honestly say that he has never before seen a more ex tensive exhibit at this Fair. The main building has been filled with more than the usual number of" attractive booths. Among the merchants of town who have arranged a tasteful display of their goods are the Wirt Fountain Pen jCompuny, Buckalew &Co., W. McK. Reber, Columbia Power Light and Railways Co., L. K. Whary, Ilousenick & Co., the Leader Store Co., W. O. Holmes &Son.J. Sallzer, C. M. Kvans. and a number of others, beside at tractive displays from out of town. It is in the exhibit of live stock that the large size of the Fair is particularly noticeable, the old stalls were entirely filled with cat tle, sheep, and pigs, but more were brought in in such numbers that yesterday morning the new west end of the grounds was well filled with live stock tethered to posts awaiting the erecting o( new sheds, at which work a force of carpenters was hustling. The showing of poultry is large and varied, and is interesting even to the persou who knows little about the technical points of fowls. Large and small eating nanus have been put up by the dozens, as well as stands for the sale of sou venirs and trinkets. The shows which have been ad mitted by the association are above the average, a dog and pony show being the largest. The races, three of which are to be run each day, are expected to prove exciting, and as the recent raiu has put the track in good con dition, fast time will probably be made. Judging from the outlook, the Fair of 1909 will not take second place to any which has been held in the history of the Columbia County Agricultural, Horticultural and Mechanical Association. STONEWALLSCOMPLETED. The outside stone wall at the Farmers National Bank was com pleted on Friday, and the work on the interior will be pushed as rap idly as possible. It will require several weeks to finish the improve ments. During all the confusion and dirt incident to tte rebuilding of the Bank, the business has gone right on without interruption, and the patrons have ben waited on with the usual promptness and courtesy. A WELCOME RAIN. On Monday night the long drought was broken by a heavy downpour of rain. It was badly needed, ns many of the small streams were nearly dry, and the dust in the roads was very deep. The laying of '.he dust will bring mauy more people to the fair who must drive in from the rural dis dricts. This paper goes to press this week a day earlier than usual, in order that the office force may at tend the fair on Thursday and Friday. COURT MATTERS. Boy Sent to Industrial Homo. Real Estate Ordered Sold. At Saturday's session of court Judge Kvans sentenced Howard Van Huskirk to the House of Ref uge at Glen Mills. The boy is fourteen years old and was recently caught in the act of robbing the money drawer at Gelb's store. ICtnil Gelb, proprietor of the store, testified of the various thefts at his store, stating that the money had been taken during the dinner hour when the cashier was out. The boy was called and acknowl edged making a confession in which he said that on four difTereiu occa sions hi had stolen in all $26.25, which he had spent for candy, pea nuts, oranges nnd bananas. Since April he has worked at the Furni ture Factory. He was before the court at the September term in 1908, when lie was parolled under the care of a probation officer. After giving the boy some good advice Judge Kvans sentenced him to the House of Refuge. Upon petition filed a sale of the real estate of the late Capt. J. 15. Robison was ordered, and a bond for $7,000 to be filed by the admin istratrix. A rule to show cause why the farm of the estate of Isaac Klinga mau deceased, should not be sold was argued, but no order was made. On petition of L. C. Mensch, Ksq., committee of Mary R. Lead er, a weak minded person, the mat ter of the sale of her real estate was before the court. The com mittee claimed that the income of the property is less than enough to pay the fixed charges on it, and al so keep Mrs. Leader, who is at present living in Milton. The property consists of a fine residence on Fifih street. C. C. Peacock, Ksq , called as a witness, said in substance that the property is in good repair and has a good barn erected upon it, and that in his mind it is one of the most desirable locations in to'vn. The property is worth, in his opinion $3, 000 or $9,000. F. D- Dentler said that the property ought to bring $7,500. L. C. Mensch stated that after pay ing insurance, taxes, .Sic, he had but $85 a year left for Mrs. Lead er's support. The court ordered the sale to be made on the following terms: $500 on the clay of sale. $r,ooo on con firmation of the sde, au.l balance in one year from date of sale. SNEAK THIEVES. Sneak thieves are again getting in their work, and it is not safe to leave anything portable outside the house over r.ight. On Sunday night a five gallon demijohn of vinegar was taken from the back porch of I- K. Mi'der. The thief soon discovered that it was not a beverage and the jug was found broken not far from where it was taken. , , Two umbrellas and a potted plant werj recently taken Iroiu the porch of Dr. Houk on Fifth street, and a number of similar cases have been heard of. SPECIAL POLICEMEN. During the fair the town police force will be increased to fourteen, and they will be on duty day and night. Chief Damn has a telephone at his home, where phone calls may be sent. 4 .1 k...L cf Th pink of ts 'jkj iV InjJ perfection foundtd upon ' K.- "V yfy K fv$n'V f'tX rcsptctand s.tisf.cHnn.U tl,- $''1 VU ' ij study cf vry succewiul oank. 'V V ''Vv'i S ki'1! vA llewl: Courtesy here Is insisted upon 'P , W-rM Mid " Bank Juty. f!lu) V 1 W have co-.tributed )X A7 srcci;s5 of this ins itit- ymjfl M ' Y 'TliV TION. We piy 3 p.r cent ThE BLOOMSBURG NATIONAL BlOCMSBUJKi PENNA THE STROLLER. II Visits his Alma Mater, and Stiol's about Manhattan During the MDSON-FILTON CEWBRATION. The wanderlust again gripped the Stroller some weeks since, and he boarded a Lackawanna train, en route to New Kngland via Man hattan. Placidly lolling in a comfortable chair as the train drew out from the station, hi sighed to himself th uswisc: "T are well, O site of Fort Mc Clure. Adiiu, town which fosters the Columbia County Fair; O Vil lage of the brewery which never brewed, Auf Wiederseheu. I shall return." So, serenaded by a squalling youngster in the seat behind him, who emitted fifty-seven varieties of howls for fifty-seven miles, he ar rived at Scranton, and boarded the New York train. As he crossed Jthe North river, he had a foretaste of the excitement which he was to witness a week later. The harbour and river were full o! craft of every description; decorations were being put up, and general preparation for Hudson Fulton week was in progress. The Scroller gazed at this animated cen ter of commerce, and his mind rimbled back to Port Noble in the palmy days of the Pennsylvania canal. A further journey of three hours brought him to the Nutmeg Capi tal, where he had spent four years filling his head with knowledge of the ancient drama in the lecture rooms, and of the modern drama in the Hartford ther.tres; where he had tested the ingredients of some mixtures in the laboratories, and of other mixtures in the cafes; in oth er words, where he had enjoyed himself for four years, and had tucked a sheep-skin in his trunk to carry away with him. He hunied out to the college on his arrival and was received in his eld rooms by a bunch ot undergrads who had arrived a week before the scheduled opening of the institu tion. That night the Stroller re newed his undergraduate clays and returned to his wonted bedtime of two thirty. The next day he mov ed his bag and baggage down to the president's house and was giv en a night key. Here he made himself at home, and spent six days much like the ones in the ante-alumnus period. He made himself agreeable to promising freshmen for obvious reasons, -smoked for hours in the sanctum of many au old friend, and chummed about with more than one classmate who had return ed for the opening ceremonies. At the opening chapel service he joined four of his classmates and some undergrads in pealing forth sweet music from the choir. The week rolled past and the time to leave for the Hudson-Ful-1 ton celebration was at hand, and J he was loath to depart. lint col lege days, as he had found, have the habit of coming to an end, and besidts, the New ork committee of arrangements would probably not consent to a postponement of the metropolitan hubbub over Hen ry and Robert just to allow him to loaf around his alma mater a bit longer. So, with one Fellow Al umnus he set forth to the erstwhile New Amsterdam, and took up his courtesy. C;v,! cr:v. courhry, inly- 1 .rgely to the ffiSf Wt t7'lT o:j time dep sits r-sjg -'v3 DANK residence at the F. A's. house on Fifth Avenue, on the night before the big celebration was scheduled to burst. Saturday morning, the twenty fifth of September, was the big day of the naval parade. The Stroller was awakened by the distant boom ing of big guns, and realized that things were about to start. After breakfast, he and the Fe'dow Alum nus strolled to the pier at West Forty Third Street and boarded the steamer "Cygnus" with the Seventh New York Regiment, The "Cygnus" steamed down the river at ten o'clock and dodged about among the hundreds of craft in the harbour. Kvery type of boat that floats was represented in the throng in the bay. Tugs, private yachts, excursion boats, ferry boats, and ocean liners, all crowded to the rails, with bands playicg on every side, and all ablaze with col ors, swarmed over the waters of the bay presenting a picture which even New York has seldom seen. Shortly after noon this flotilla assumed a semblance of order, and formed into line. Led by the little "Halve Maene,"the Holland built replici of Henry Hudson's ship, and by the facsimile o! the "Cl;r mont," Robert Fulton's first steam boat, the parade started up the river The Stroller and the Fellow Alumnus tucked themselves up into the anchor chanis in the very bow o: the "Cygnus" from whence they would have been yanked in an' un dignified manner had not a friendly coil of rope hidden them from the gize of the officers. From this vantage point they had an unob structed view ot both sides of the river, and were enabled to mow down the fleet with their battery of five-inch kodaks. Arriving opposite Forty Second Street they passed the first vessel of the greatest international fleet of warships the western world has ever seen. Stretching from Forty Second Street to Yonkers, nine miles up the Hudson, were the fighting representatives of teu ua tions. As the little replicas approached the fleet each warship let loose twenty-one guns, which made the cold chills play tag about the Strol ler's vertebrae. Passing the French warships, the Seventh Regiment Band 011 the "Cygnus" played the "Marseil laise"; to the Germans they shriek ed "Die Wacht Am Rhein"; across the water they sent "God Save the King" to the Britishers; to every foreigner they played their nation al anthem, and every one of them returned the "Star Spangled Ban tier," while the. crews shouted. In the river above the foreigners rode the American fleet; seven miles of fighting machines battle ships, cruisers, torpedo boats and .submarines. Around all of this war armada the peace flotilla made its way, going up on the west side and down on the east, watched by millions of people who blackened jthe shores from Staten Island to Yonkers, The "Cygnus" hid to just off the Statue of Liberty at dinner time, and the Stroller and the Fel low Alumnus snatched a bite iu true military form, sitting on boxes and using a coil of rope as a table. At dusk the illuminated city shone forth iu all its Hudson-Fulton splendor a sight which put to shame all expositions, and which even belittled Coney Island with all Continued on pngeS TQWNSEKD Adler's Gloves. Cluett Shirts. Arrow Collars. Luzerne Underwear. Stetson Hats. Cooper Union Suits. Philadelphia Clothing L. MJLACK. CQ. Rochester Clothing. Rochester Clothing. I IONCAIB & CO. Utica Clothing. International Tailoring Co. Made to Measure Clothing. All High Class Merchandise. TOWM CORNER CLOTHING STORE, BLOOMSBURO, PA. D I I I 1 I sr. i! i. r ': 1 ; 5'i t i .1 '!. v it r ' 1 ; ::.IL'