Bloomsburg Columbian in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
20 Aug 1908

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20 Aug 1908

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Bloomsburg Columbian (Newspaper) - August 20, 1908, Bloomsburg, PennsylvaniaL of 41bloomsburg, pa., thursday August 80, 1008. To. When you want to open a Bank account have a Check cashed borrow Money or make an investment Callon the old reliable the Farmers National Bank of Bloomsburg. Capital 900.000 surplus 9100,000 c m. Cake Verng Fres. M. I Loki sex. Cashier. Directors i 1 mover n. U. Funk c. M. c. A. Alkim w. L. White c. W. Runyon 1 h. J. J. Brown m. 3 per cent. Interest paid on time deposits. Jbf Romeburg Foft Fiona a Banff a Strong conservative and Well equipped institution invites your business. If you Don t a Mac a Bank account you owe it to yourself to have one Here now. 3 per cent. Interest allowed on time deposits. We h. . A. Z. Sci Ocil. President. Main Street crossing. Solicitor Hirman say town cannot compel b. It s. To Pul up Galop. At the meeting a it of Council 011 monday night solicitor John g. Hannan. Esq., gave an opinion on the subject of erecting Gates at the crossing of the amp Sullivan tracks at main Street in which he bold that the town has no Power to compel the Railroad company to put up Gates. He quotes the decision of the supreme court in the Case of Penn a. R. R. Co. Is. Borough of Braddock 213 la a. 377. A a wll cd the same question that is raised in the present Case was before the supreme court who reversed the county court in which the Case was tried and the Superior court As Well declaring that a in the operation of its Road and the running of its cars the judgment of the Board of directors of a r. R. Co., in the absence of statutory provision is supreme and in discussing the measures taken by the rail Cal company to protect tile Public upon whom the responsibility for the Public a safety lies or. Justice Brown in the same opinion states a what particular Means however shall he employed to protect the Public when using streets or highways at Railroad Crossings is left to the company operating the Road the Law merely demanding and requiring reasonable m View of All l lie circumstances the position of the b. Amp s. Co is that it is not their duly to erect Gates Ulm they object to the expense attendant upon their erection and maintenance and the keeping of a watchman at that Point. They have no objection to the Gates but claim that if the town wants them it must put them there and the watchman. And the Law seems to be very much in their favor. A a a Council meeting. The town Council met Ott Mon it Lay evening Aud reached Ati important decision concerning the collection of 1906 and 1907 taxes. As was suggested at the preceding meeting liens Are to be filed against those property owners who not yet settled up this matter. Solicitor John g. Harman reported that he had secured Blanks from Harris Hung for the application or a slate Road from the town Han to the Scott township line and that the necessary data had been obtained. It looks As though this improvement will ik1 made in the near future. The Clearing up of the unsanitary conditions along the old canal bed mention of which the columbian made last week was discussed. I he Railroad company which owns the property is willing to co operate with the town in abating it. 1 his is a step in the right direction. Matters of minor importance were discussed and adjournment followed at the Magee works. The offices at the Magee carpet Mill Are now located on the second floor of the recent addition to the buildings. The main office is a Large Light and airy room finished in hard Wood with handsome Roll top desks and tables for the various clerks and Brokkee Jirs. The Mill is now turning out 1500 rugs of different kinds daily. In this line it is probably the largest factory in the state. It is hard to realize the full Benefit of this great establishment to this Community until a visit to its Many departments reveals its extent. He Romsburg is greatly indebted to the indomitable Pluck and Energy of Janies Magee who has Given to this town an Industry that employs hundreds of hands and pays out every month Many thousands of dollars ill wages. Resides living the manager of this big concern and making frequent trip Sis and West from St. Louis to Boston he finds time to run a Complete machine shop and to give considerable attention to the Leader store Coin which he is largely interested and to devote much of his Good business common sense to the management of the town affairs in the capacity of a Meinzer of Council a position to which he has been elected for several years consecutively As an Independent. Truly or. Magee is n Busy Man. Samuel Giger. Rain needed. The at Samuel Gigor died at his Home 011 West main Street on thursday afternoon from a paralytic stroke which came the div previous. He had been sawing Wood the greater part of the Day. Becoming tired about 3 of clock he went into House to rest. Soon after he tempted to take a drink of water and found he could not Swallow. His wife noticing something was wrong spoke to him but received no answer. A physician was called who pronounced it paralysis. Or was nearly 70 years of age and hat resided Here for the past 24 years moving Here from Montour township. He was a member of the lutheran Church and of Pomona Grange. He is survived by his wife and the following children Arthur of Milwaukee Ellis and j Rau of Montour township Isaiah of Montour county. Cd Charles of this town. The funeral took place 011 monday morning at 9 of clock the body being taken to the Grolama lutheran Church where services were held and thence to the Gro Vania cemetery. A barn dance. I11 spite of mondays rainfall which in a Orne sections assumed the proportions of a cloudburst while in others it was but a sprinkling Shower reports from All parts of Pennsylvania indicate a most serious condition of drought. In Many sections Church congregations Are offering prayers for rain. Farmers complain that the Corn and Jota to crops Are in great danger and that at least two weeks of wet weather is necessary to save them. In the upper Schuylkill Valley though their was a heavy Shower sunday night the Relief afforded was nowhere near what is needed. Many of the towns Are already 011 Short Supply of water and a number of collieries have been forced to close for Lack of water. Notably at Shenandoah the water service has been Cut to two hours per Day and a number of Industrial establishments Are shut Down. The Reading railway is hauling water trains on several of its branches but 011 the Catawissa Branch water is so scarce that it is stated that the train service will be reduced because not enough water can he obtained for the locomotives. The Long drought is Well understood to be due to the Clearing out of the forests of the slate and this is a condition that is increasing severe drought conditions bavi been known for several Venus each summer but Are at their worst this year. In the Cumberland Juniata and Lykens valleys Wells and Springs Are drying up. And streams usually of Good volume Are reduced to tiny rivulets. Manufacturers and farm ers on every band Are forced to haul water for considerable Dis Taucci. Forecasts of the weather Promise no great Relief. It is believed that the coming week will vie cooler than the past one but there is no prom is of heavy rain. Over the Eastern part of the state the rainfall for the past three Mouths is said to have been less than two inches. Owing to the drought the Early potatoes crop was a failure in Berks county and the Farmers fear that monday s rain came too late to save the late crop from partial failure. Lack of rain during the past Mouth has also affected All the other crops including Corn and fruit although Berks has not suffered As have some of the Oiler counties of the state. In apples the absence of rain has not been so marked. While there will not be a bumper crop the Orchards arc All full compared with Lancaster and some of the adjoining counties. Take All in All. Berks has been fortunate compared with other sections of the slate. J. C. Brown retires. In March 1874 the Republican was purchased by d. A. Beckley and Jas. C. Brown and a few years later or. Brown became the sole owner. For More than thirty four years lie has been the editor of the Only Stra get out Republican Organ n the county and has been recognized As one of the Foremost leaders of that organization. In a it politics Bis paper has been of the Radical Type and has been a close adherent to the organization As by Quay and Penrose. Though an Active politician for so Many years we believe it would be hard to Lay a Finger 011 any political act of or. Brown that could be classed As dishonest or dishonourable. He has been a fair and Oxx ii opponent. As a newspaper the Republican has stood for the Best in local government and has encouraged and fostered every movement that was intended for the advancement of the Community. Probably no Mau in Bloomsburg has Given so much of his tier social time and at Tention to the affairs of the Public As has or. Brown. He has been prominent in the management of the Normal school the Public schools the agricultural society and the methodist Church and whatever else was of general Public interest his retirement from the editorial chair after so Long a period of usefulness will he generally regretted. Or. Browne a withdrawal from the news Ajmer business leaves the proprietor of the colombian the oldest editor in continuous service in the county. Let there be Light. A was that very unique party Given by miss Ethel Bier Tati 111 her fathers barn on fourth Street on Friday night last. The second floor of the Bam was very prettily decorated with festoons Corn ears and pumpkins japanese lanterns flags amp a. The Lawn was also very attractively decorated and lighted with electric lamps. The party was Given in Honor of miss Biermann a Young lady my mate College who were miss the commissioners of Columbia Jackson Carolyn Buck should vet a Smitj a .,.\1r_c1. And Luzerne counties should get together at once and decide upon some method of lighting the Berwick Bridge. It is now dark and dangerous and the matter of am it shall be lighted is not nearly so important As the fact that 1 should be lighted in some Way. Gas and electric Light Are both available. The latter will undoubtedly give the Best results. It is Likely there will lie another meeting of the two boards called soon. Hort Mary heckle Eleanor Welsh Gertrude Welsh Ethel Sparks Clara Pond and Millicent i Ond. Besides a number of Young people from town there were a number from other places Dan Ville Pine Grove Aud 1 Philadelphia. Excellent music was furnished by Gosse orchestra and delicious refreshments appropriate for the occasion were served. It was throughout a delightful party. New line of pleated shirts Blue and tan 50 cents. A new line of four in hand ties 50 cents. Townsend a Corner. Organize clubs. There ought to be a Brvan club in every town in this county. The strength of a party is in organization. Without that interest flags and a Sull vote cannot be brought out. Twenty five years ago it was the custom in presidential years to have a democratic club with uniforms and torches and political parades with brass bands were in Vogue everywhere. This custom seems to have been abandoned As it was troublesome and expensive. But the necessity for clubs still remains. There must be club rooms where the issues of the Campaign can be discussed and an organization to look after the details of the Cam Paige. It is time to begin to talk about these things As it is Only a few weeks until the election. K. G. E. Picnic. The knights of the Golden Eagle held their third annual picnic at Kleim s Grove Rupert on saturday. The Attu dance was Good and a very pleasant Day was spent. There were a number of contests in the afternoon. The i users were the following 100 Yard dash Frauk Golder first Marvin Meri Cle second. 1st prize Eagle pin and a licit. Three legged race Joe Burrows and Boyd Hirst Gold cuff buttons 2nd, Parson Derr Aud Daniel Mericle neckties. Sack race Lee Washburn smoking set 2nd, Jacob Millard Suspender. Wheelbarrow race John welliver half dozen handkerchiefs 2nd, George Yost Quarter dozen handkerchiefs. Ladies wheelbarrow race mrs. W. J. Brobst fruit dish 2nd, mrs. William Shaffer Salt and Pepper set. 14 Pound shot put Frank Girton umbrella 2nd, c. A. Pursel pocket Book. Nail driving contest mrs. W. J. Brobst umbrella 2nd, mrs. C. A. Pursel hat pin. Pillow contest Frank Girton Eagle watch Fob 2ud, John welliver Pillow. Howerts orchestra furnished music for dancing afternoon and evening. Grangers at Mainville. The members of the Granges of Catawissa Beaver Aud Mainville held a picnic it Vetter s Grove Mainville on saturday last. The attendance was Large Aud it was a great Success in every Way. Sociability was the order of the morning. In the afternoon an excellent program was rendered. W. I. Z a tier presided and the speakers were c. H Dildine congressman John g. Mchenry and hon. W. T Creasy. It is Unnic Essaiy to say that the speeches were Good ones. There was also a Solo by miss feel Rolf a recitation by miss Breisch and a German song by William Zimmerman. Murder at it. Carmel. It is difficult to keep track of All the murders that Are committed in Northumberland county. Another one was added to the list at it. Carmel last Friday morning. In a Drunken fight Daniel t. Thomson stabbed his Uncle Daniel Burch in the neck with a pen knife severing an artery and before the flow of blood could be stopped his victim had bled to death. The murderer gave himself up to the police and was taken to Sunbury jail to await trial. Shortly after Midnight Burch went into his boarding House on South Market Street it. Carmel after having silent the evening at the Clover Hose company. There he met Joe Rokus and Thompson who boarded at the same House with him. They too Lead been spending the evening Over Many a social Glass Aud All being in a Jovial mood they began enlivening the place with their hilarity. Thomson and lurch went into the parlor and there an altercation suddenly developed Between them Thomson Drew a knife and plunged it a to the older Man s theek. 1 he Blade severed the subclavian artery 011 the left Side at the base of the neck. He fell blood streaming from the wound. Horror stricken at what he had done Thomson and others in the House went fora physician but before they could return with one the wounded Man bled to death. The Mother of the murderer who is a sister of the deceased collapsed alter hearing the Story of the crime. Thomson is aged 27 years and is unmarried. He is crippled by the loss of a foot last Spring in the mines where he is employed. He is Well known politically being the Republican committeeman in the East District of it. Carmel township. Burch was aged 37 years and was a Man with a remarkable record. He served in the United states Marine corps and was one of the first to enter peking at the time of the Boxer troubles. He afterwards served three years ill the Philippines. On leaving the service he returned to his Home in it. Carmel where he organized the Lawton Camp of the Spanish american War veterans. Mrs. Clarissa Baldy. Mrs. Clarissa Baldy died at Bram Well West Virginia on monday August Loti. And the remains were brought to Danville for interment where the funeral services were held in Christ Church on wedges Day. Mrs. Baldy was a sister of the late mrs. J. J. Brower of this town and an aunt of the misses Doak and e. B. Brower. Her Maiden name was Brothwell and Many years ago her parents lived in the House of f. C. Ever 011 Market Street now of copied by mrs. Joshua Fetterman. For Many years she resided in Danville with her husband Charles Baldy. He died some years ago. She was 80 years of age and leaves four children All of whom reside outside of the state. One son was the editor of the Montour american at Danville but a promising career was Cut Short by death in Young manhood. Mrs. Baldy was a member of the episcopal Church and respected and beloved by All who knew her. Or. Reed s party. About seventy five members of the Bloomsburg wheelman availed themselves of the invitation of or. W. S. Reed to eat Watermelon at Columbia Park on tuesday night. Special cars were run Aud the citizens baud went along and gave a concert in the Grove. The watermelons were plenty and delicious and after the Fea get prof. Wilbur in a Tew remarks returned the thanks of the club to or. Reed. This is the third annual treat he has Given them. The Eimire absence of Straw hat was noticeable. Everybody but four wore Caps or soft hats. Last year every Straw hat that was visible was smashed. The four exceptions wore derbys. Aud these were All deprived of further usefulness in Short order. Honestly it seems to us that the pleasure Aud popularity of these parties would let a greatly enhanced if the rough House feature were eliminated. Aud our hat was Nat smashed either. Lloyd b. Skeer returned monday from Augusta Maine where he went to attend a meeting of stockholders of the Nevada Copper company

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