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Open a dank Account Have a Check Cashed
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The Farmers National Bank
Capital, SG0.000 Surplus $100,000
0 M. CREVEMXG, Pres. M. MILLEISEX, Cashier.
J. L. Movhr N. U. FrNK C. M. Crkvhmno C. A. Kl.KIM
W. L. Wuitk C. W. Ritnvon Dr. J. J. Brown M. Miu.i:isj;n
3 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
The Marble Floors Given by Mrs.
George S. Robbins and St. Mar
garet's Guild are in Place.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church was
opened for services last Sunday for
the first time in eight weeks, dur
ing which time they have been
held in the Parish House while
extensive improvements have been
in progress. The church now pre
sents an appearance which is equal-1
led by few in the diocese of liar- j
risburg. j
In the chancel, sanctuary, and
nave, marble mosaic floors have j
been laid, and cork carpets will be I
placed in the pews.
the iloors of the chancel and
sanctuary are the gift of Mrs.
George S. Robbins in memory of
her husband, who was a vestryman
and an enthusiastic church worker.
St. Margaret's Guild, by con
stant endeavor, furnished the floor
ing of the aisles.
The entile work is beautifully
clone. The ground work is of
Italian marble, with a border of
red, blue and black marble from
t rance. The chancel steps and the
altar kneeler are of white Vermont
marble. Built on a base of rein
forced concrete, six tons of marble
were required to cover the floor.
The rector, the Rev. James W.
Dingles, has constantly supervised
the work, devoting most of hi?
time to it. When the artisans had
completed the floors, the woodwork
throughout the church was covered
with oust and stained with cement.
Mr. Diggles and several men of
the congregation spent many even
ings in refinishing the wood, and
in cleaning up the church, thus
saving considerable expense.
The congregations were large at
both services on Sunday. In the
morning Mr. Diggles told of the
method of the laying of the floor,
and of the sybolism in the designs
and colorings.
Mrs. John Terry was drowned
in the river at West Berwick on
Monday morning. She had gone to
the river for a pail of water, and it
is believed that she was stricken
with heart failure as she stooped
She was housekeeper for Mr.
Stewart who lives along the tow
path only a few feet from the river.
Soon after breakfast Stewart's
daughter cime running into the
house and said Mrs. Terry was in
the water. Her brother seized a
pole and ran to the river, within
reach of the woman, but she failed
to seize the pole. The boy then ran
to a neighbor's and summoned
help. Frank Lynn came aud at
tempted to reach her with a boat,
but her weight was so great, being
about 200 pounds, that he was un
able to lilt her in it. The woman
was then unconscious. Other assist
ance came, but before they could
get her to the shore she was dead
The deceased has relatives living
at Northumberland aud Danville.
. Fortunato and Autonio Calabro,
of West Berwick, who have been
held for several days on the charge
of implication in the West Berwick
murders, were given a hearing
Tuesday evening before Justice
Fenstermacher. In the absence of
sufficient evidence they were released.
The Irondalo Power House is Being
Equipped To Use Harwood
The Columbia Power, Light,
and Railways Company has a large
force of men at work on the Irou
dale power house, in preparation
for the increased capacity which
the plant will soon have for fur
nishing power to Bloomsburg and
A new water wheel of four hun
dred and fifty horsepower is being
put in. This necessitates an exten
sion to the race which is now in
course of construction. The exten
sion will have a forebay made of
four hundred cubic yards of cement.
Connected with the new wheel
there will be an extension of the
line shaft.
A two hundred and fifty kilowatt
belted generator for the railways
will be added, and also a generator
with motor attachment of the same
capacity, likewise for railway
A brick, concrete, and steel fire
proof addition has been built at the
eastern end of the power house to
accommodate the high tension
switch boards, and the transformers
for the Harwood current- There
will be two of these transformers,
each of three hundred and fifty
kilowatts, and they will receive
the twenty-five thousand volts of
the high tension current and step
it down to twenty three hundred
volts for local consumption.
- - -
It was developed at Monday's
session of court that a wholesale
jail delivery was prevented in the
nick of time about three weeks ago
by Sheriff Ent and his son Millard
A short time after supper the lat
ter heard a mysterious noise which
aroused his attention. He called
to the Sheriff and they both went
to the rear jail yard where they
found thre; prisoners already out,
with the rest following. At the
point of revolvers they forced the
three into jail, and made examina
tions. An iron bar in the bath
room window had been sawed off,
and a rope of bed clothes had been
let down. Within a few more
minutes the prisoners would have
made good their escape.
Those known to have been active
in the attempt are: Toth Gope,
West Berwick, serving a year for
burglary; John Gobash, serving a
year for larceny; John Zongrone, a
West Berwick Italian; held for as
sault; Samuel Collar, of Philadel
phia, said to be implicated in
freight car robberies ou the Read
ing; Peter Matsko and John Cazp,
of West Berwick, convicted at the
September term of Court for feloni
ous assault and battery, aud who
are facing long terms in the peni
tentiary; Joseph Kelly, of Danville,
awaiting trial for the larceny of a
furnace from Mrs. George B.
Wright, of Bloomsburg.
They were all put on a bread
and water diet, and kept in sepa
rate confinement.
Yesterday seven of them were
brought into court for trial. Zon
grone had been released and his
whereabouts are unknown.
The evidence of Sheriff Ent and
Millard lint was insufficient to con
vict five of them, but the Court
advised the conviction of Collar,
Zongrone, aud Gape, aud the jury
therefore returned such a verdict.
A sentence of six months and a fine
was handed out to the three. I
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At the Close of Business November i6th, 1909.
U. S. Honda - -
Loans and Invest
ments Furniture and Fix
tures Cash and Reserve
89.483-8 1
WM. II. IIIDLAY, Cashikr.
A Considerable Amount of Routine
Business Transacted; Attendance
Not Very Large.
The regular December session of
court opened on Monday with all
the Judges on the bench. The fol
lowing routine business was pre
sented: Harry Stees, Esq.,' moved the
Court for the appointment of an
auditor in the estate of W. W. Bar
rett, late of Bloomsburg, deceased.
I he filing of the report of V.
H. Rhawn, auditor, in the estate
of Honora Burke, late of Centralia,
deceased, was on motion of E. J.
I'lynn, Esq., continued until De
cember 7th.
In the estate of Abraham Stine,
deceased, on motion of C. A. Small,
Esq., the report of inquest in the
proceedings in partition is continu
ed until next term.
In estate of Amelia Apple, late
of Locust township, on motion of
C. E. Kreisher, order of sale contin
ued. Same in estate of Elias Seely,
late of Locust township.
In the case of Armour 6c Co. vs.
Edward Fertile, of Berwick, who
holds a judgment for $;oo against
the defendant, John G. Harman,
Esq., presented a petition for a
rule to show cause why the judg
ment should not be opened and the
defendant let into a defense. The
defendant alleges in his petition
that he was oulv 20 years of age
when lie signed the note upon
which judgment was entered. A
rule was granted as requested.
Mr. Hannan also filed his report
as master in the divorce proceed
ings of Freda Rabb Hall vs. Walter
Hall and recommended a divorce,
although the master thought it
would be good only in Pennsylva
nia. II. Mont. Smith, Esq., presented
the return of sale of the real estate
of John S. Boone, a weak minded
person for confirmation nisi.
Clinton Herring, Esq., presented
a petition signed by more than 25
taxpayers of the township of Sugar
loaf, asking the Court for an order
fixing an election for the purpose
of voting on a change in the meth
od of paying the road tax of said
township from a money to a work
W. C. Johnston. Esq., presented
a similar petition from the taxpay
ers of Pine township, and the pray
er of both petitions was granted by
the Court.
Upon a petition presented by C.
A. Small, Esq , Alexander Knouse
was appointed constable of Benton
borough to succeed Jeremiah Kline
who resigned.
Mr. Small also presented his re
port as auditor in the estate of De
lilah Cramer, which was confirmed
Upon motion of Fred Ikeler,
Esq., Saturday was fixed as the
time for the hearing of the equity
suit of Thomas Harder vs. Cata
wissa Borough. The hearing to be
had before Judge Evans and con
clusive as to all parties.
On motion of W. C. Johnston,
Esq. , the master in the divorce pro
ceedings of Geo. W. Campbell vs.
Jennie Campbell was continued over
the term; aud 111 the divorce pro
ceedings of Lewis Kliugerman vs.
Ida Klingermau, aud S. B. Crouse
vs. Ella Crouse, Mr. Johnstou asked
Continued ou pugeS
Capital Stock, - $100,000.00
Surplus and Profits 60,392 93
Circulation - icx-.ooo.oo
Bank Deposits, - 10,820.53
Individual Deposits 549,245.34
A. Z. SCIIOCII. President.
Judge Evans Refuses New Trials in
the Reiniard and Houck Cases,
and Sustains Scott Town
ship Case.
On Monday morning Judge Ev
ans handed down four opinions.
In the case of Cora A. Reiniard
and Ho.vard R. Reiniard against
the riooniiburg & Sullivan Rail
mad, tried at the May term of court
in which the jury returned a ver
dict for the plaintiffs in the sum of
$2,500, the c se growing out of in
juries which s'ie received when she.
wkh her children, was retracing
her steps to Sugarloaf crossing from
Laubach's, the conductor having
failed to stop the train, Judge Ev
ans denied the motion for a new
trial and judgment non obstante
On the motion for a new trial in
the case of the Commonwealth vs.
Peter Matsko and John Czap, cou
victed at the September term of
court of feloniously assaulting
Wasyl Gidosh, of West Berwick,
upon whom sentence has not been
pronounced pending the motion for
a new trial, Judge Evans denied
In the Houck fire damage case,
twice tried in the courts of this
county, with the jury deadlocked
for 52 hours when it was placed ou
trial during February term, 1909,
and in which the plaintiff at the
second trial, secured a $300 verdict,
Judge Evans denied the motion for
a new trial.
In the action instituted against
Ellis Ringrose. who was charged
with neglect of duty and with hav
ing paid himself a salary out of the
road funds of Scott township, while
holding the office of Supervisor,
the Court sustained the judgment
of Justice C. R. Weiss. The hear
ing was held before the justice who
found that there was not sufficient
evidence to support the claim of
plaintiff, and entered judgment in
favor of the defendant. The plain
tiff filed exceptions to this finding,
and took the case to court by a
writ of certiorari. The court dis
missed the exceptions and affirmed
the judgment.
At Monday evening's meeting of
the Town Council, business relat
ing to the fire department, paving,
and various other matters was at
tended to.
An executive session followed
the regular meeting, when the
claims of M. G. Creasy and C. II.
Giger were considered. Both of
these men allege that their horses
died of lockjaw as a result of step
ping upon pieces of scrap iron that
were in the refuse with which East
Seventh street is filled. Mr. Creasy
claims $300, and Mr. Giger $150.
Both claims were put iuto the
hands of the solicitor, Johu G.
Harman, Esq. for settlement.
A petition has been presented to
Congressman John G. McIIenry
askiug that Congress may grant an
increase of pension to Charles P.
Sloan of this towu, who has long
been in a helpless condition. He
will introduce a bill at this session.
Mr. Sloan served honorably iu the
Civil War, and was for many years
a leading figure in Ent Post, G. Ai
R. until his illness prevented him
from further activity.
But Two Weeks Off
Bath Robes
House Coats
Sweater Coats
Fur Caps
Heavy Driving- Gloves
Adler's Fine Kid Gloves
Bradley Mufflers
Luzerne Underwear.
Everwear Hosiery
Stetson Hats.
Toques and Pull Caps
Golf Gloves
Boys' Indian Gauntlets
Boys' Corduroy Suits
Presto Collar Overcoats
All 50c, $1.00 and $2.00
Boys Suit
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