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Bloomsburg Columbian (Newspaper) - September 2, 1909, Bloomsburg, PennsylvaniaVol 4 looms Furg j�?Ta., thursday 2, 1909. No a. When you want to open a Bank account have a Check cashed borrow Money or make an investment Cam. On tiik old reliable the Farmers National Bank of blooms Burg capital surplus $100,000 j m. Cikk Vikung. Parks. M. Millais re. Cashier. Directors j. I. Mover in. U. Franc c. M. Crk Keno c. A. w. L. White c. W. Kinyon do. J. J. Unkown m. n 3 per Cuni. Interest paid on time deposits. I a aft i a Ulm Quot who with to Prosper must work and Wert train robbery on the Pennsylvania a a etis National hold u it of train no. .1 of the pet Ylva Uia Railroad known a the Pittsburg and Northern express of cured in Elf. Lewistown Narrows about half past one tuesday morning. The locality where the hold up occurred is one of the wildest along the whole length of the Road in a narrow Mountain pass. One Lone masked highwayman did the Job. The train had left Harrisburg at is of and was just entering the Narrows when an explosion of dynamite under the engine wheels caused Samuel 1onnolly to apply the brakes and come to a dead Stop. The train Hail scarcely conic to a standstill when a masked Man boarded the engine and compelled both the Engineer and his fireman c. I. Willis to alight and show him the Way to the first express car where $5000 in Gold and several thousand Lincoln pennies were being carried. The highwayman knocked on the door of the express car and express messenger j. W. Harper looked into the barrel of a revolver. The Engineer and fireman a com. Pained by the highwayman then entered the car. He had several men under his control and made them do his bidding under cover of his guns. He shot conductor Poffenberger of Harrisburg through the hand. He made the Rew dump the Bullion and the pennies into legs and put it out of the car. After the departure of the highwayman with his Booty the express ran to Altoona where the alarm was Given and the Railroad police started in search of Tiu robber. They traced him with bloodhounds up the Mountain. Evidently the Burden of the Metal became too great for the thief in his a Lilit tor the bag of Bullion was found in the Woods where he had abandoned it. Further 011 More was found and i Cully All but $65 of the amount taken was accounted for. The posse continued upon the Trail of the fugitive through the night and with the Aid of the hounds score 1 the Woods in All directions. As yet he has not been Corner improvements. The work of remodelling the Quality Corner shoe store of Huek alow fit co., is rapidly nearing completion and already the establishment presents a very trim appearance. The color scheme is Green and White and is Well carried out. The floor is to be stained and covered with rugs. Large Davenport a Central divan mid Green stain Mission chairs compose the attractive furniture. A White Metal ceiling from which i Are suspended rows of brass chandeliers make the place Light Day and night. The windows Are to be supplied with lace and velour curtains. Everything is finished in Good taste making the store a great addition to tile business houses of main is Over. O11 monday morning the Bells of i the Public schools chimed Forth for 1 the first time in about three Mouths Aud the school Yards were for the i first in Many weeks re echoing with the voices of the hundreds of child-1 Ren who started in the year s a of the schools Rejiri t a Large 11mrs. Evelina b. I Reynolds. After a lengthy illness with heart trouble mrs. Evelina Barton my Reynolds id Awn at her late Home on third and West streets tuesday alter Tuioti at j.15 o clock. She had be 11 ill Lor a Long time and her condition for the past several Days had been such that death was not unexpected. She was aged 72 years months Aud 20 Days. Mrs. Mcreynolds was the daughter of the late Caleb Barton. Being of a kind and Loving disposition a generous giver andean Active worker in various Christian organizations she was Welt known and held in the highest esteem by All Willi whom she came in Contact. With her husband or ii. W. Mcreynolds to whom she was wedded in june of 1h63 she had been a resident of town for Many years. They formerly resided in Buck Horn where the doctor practice Medicine and moved to blooms Burg some years ago where he continued to practice. His death occurred several years since. Surviving mrs. Mck eynolds Are one son Matthew and the following Brothers and Sisters mrs. Anna b. Moore and Thomas i. Bar Tou. Of West main Street and Kathryn b. Ale of Columbia City Indiana. Funeral services will be he j from her late Home Friday afternoon at 2 of clock with Rev. S. C. Dickson officiating. Interment will be made in Kosc Mont cemetery. A a a Taggart claimed by Many wives. Since the reappearance and equally sudden disappearance and the consequent notoriety of the Rev. John Taggart letters have been received by local authorities throwing Light on a rather Check ered career. It will lie remembered that Taggart returned after Twenty one years of mysterious noise acc to find his wife married to a Man who was in jail 011 a serious charge. The newspaper notoriety which followed his unexpected return was too much for him and he left in two Days for parts unknown. Since that time letters have poured in from other a a wives of the wanderer whom he is alleged to have married one in Redouin n. Y. One near Pittsburg another near Buffalo one whom lie deserted at Washington and still another who d cd at Asheville n. C during All this period of matrimonial Cut urls he is said to have lived with another woman in offices entered. Fel spendthrift t and Idle it Arr it mylar a generation of to m would lint rust a ration. Tin prosperous Are he ration. Strength. Frie Rais a bask account Here leads to a to in Prosperity Corner. Bring Gleea j us your savings. We pay three per cent. On time a deposits. It Yil a theg loom Burc w blooms aug natio pm Mnina Bank for the past week the occupants of Many an office along main Street have arrived at their respective places of business in the upon Piug to find that they have been paid Calls in the night which Are not altogether of a prote smoral nature. Subsequent examination shows that drawers and lock have been tampered with and the tenant has realized that lie is one More 011 the list of victims of an unknown who has been creating somewhat of a stir by his Midnight entries lip to this time comparatively Little Lio Oty has been secured but that has not been the fault of the thief for Little or 110 Money was kept in the offices. Until the fellow is apprehended the Wise business Muir will keep All valuables out of his office or in u Strong Safe. A a a m a a a a the methodist Church held its annual picnic it Columbia Park last suture by. E. C. Wells dead. Last saturday while at the lumber office of a easy amp Wells or. K. C. Wells was attacked with heart trouble but soon recovered sufficiently to be Able to walk to the 1 evidence of his so j. G. Wells on fifth Street. Later in the Day he was compelled to go to bed and continued to fail until wednesday night at 10 30 o clock when his heart suddenly ceased action and he passed away. On saturday lie would have been 77 years of age. Or. Wells was universally respected. His quiet unassuming manner were combined with positive convictions and with business Energy and acumen he was a Man of remarkable vitality and Only four years ago in company with or. Molten of Philadelphia went to Mexico to see a mine in which they were interested. The trip was made by boat Aad by train Blit for Twenty Miles he was compelled to ride a Burro Over a mountainous passage which trip despite his 73 years of age he stood very Well. In the year 1849 when the great Rush for Gold was made to California he was among the number who crossed the continent by Overland stage to the Gold Fields. At the breaking out of the civil War he enlisted As a Sutler and served in that capacity throughout the entire War. Previous to moving to it it his place he resided at various places among which were Cor y and Muncy and for a number of years he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad company having charge at that time of the Road bed department of a division of the Road. Moving to Bloomsburg in the year 1s78 from Muncy where he was born and raised lie became engaged As Steward of the blooms but state Normal school in the first year of the principalship of or. D. J. Waller and retained that Jiosi Tion for n number of years. I11 the year 1887 lie entered into partnership in the lumber business with his Sou ill Law s. C. Creasy and while he retired from the Active work a number of years ago owing to failing health lie retained his partnership in the firm until death. He was an Active member of St. Paul s episcopal Church and a prominent Mason being associated with the Muncy and the local lodges. The former he was prominently identified with and was one of the Early if not one of the charter members of the Lodge of that place. He is survived by the following children j. G Wells Aud mrs. S. C. Creasy of town Aud mrs. S. 1 w. Henderson of Montgomery also by the following Brothers and Sisters Joseph Wells of picture rocks mrs. James Codding of new York City and mrs. Stulen of Athens a. Since the death of his wife which occurred about twelve years ago lie Hail made his Home with his children. Funeral services will be held at the residence of j. G. Wells on suture by at 6 30 n. I. Conducted by Rev. J. W. Wiggles and the remains will be taken to Muncy for burial on the Reading . F. is now Quot a. hereafter the r. F. D. Will be simply r. In and you Mark Yotter mail matter a or. the government bus issued orders that the use of the word Quot free be dropped and that the service be known As Plain Purul at Normal. A Force of workmen has bpm engaged at the Normal school nearly All summer in making various alterations and improvements these arc very near completion Aud everything will soon be in readiness for the opening of the so tool next tuesday. The plaster ceilings in Many of the class rooms and corridors have been supplanted by wooden ones. This change will eventually be made throughout the buildings. A new sanitary cold storage Plant Lias been installed in which the meats May be segregated from the other food stuffs. Heretofore Only one compartment Lias been available. In the ice Chest of the cold storage Plant there has been placed a Large Coil of pipes connecting with faucets in the corridor near the office and in the Kitchen furnishing ice water 011 tap in sufficient quantities to Supply the entire school at meals. A new shed has Jeen provided for the engine Aud pump which operate the elevator. Another Brick addition has been built on the former location of this pump which will serve As a commodious dish room furnishing almost four times As much space As has hitherto been provided for that purpose. Painters plasterers and paper hangers have been Busy in the dormitories giving the rooms a fresh appearance. The buildings and grounds Are in excellent condition. The members of the faculty Are Back at the school and the students will arrive in the next few Days in number to which indications Point As being record breaking for the fall term. Sixth a. Reserves to meet. Notices have been sent out by president Charles s. Fornwald Ami Secretary Alfred Eck to the surviving veterans of the sixth regiment of Pennsylvania reserves the thirty fifth regiment in line stating that their Twenty sixth annual reunion will be held in Bloomsburg 011 tuesday september 14th. Company a will be glad to see All of the old members of the regiment in g. A. R. to death. Gear Whitmire nine years old fell from a gravel loaded Wagon near his Home �11 Briar Creek 011 tuesday afternoon and was crushed to death beneath the wheels. Repairs Are being made to the Berwick Road and one of the wagons engaged in the work was that from which the boy fell. Lie is the Sou of or. And mrs. Henry picnic. About seven Hundred grangers from the South Side attended the picnic of the Mainville Grange at vetters Grove Mainville last saturday. The principal address of the Day was delivered by former state treasurer William ii. meeting. The annual session of the Roar inc reek nud Millville meetings was held at the meeting House near Numidia last saturday. About one Hundred and fifty friends were present. Next years session Tuny be held at Catawissa. U done to need be afraid of your Shadow when you Wear our clothes if you would always look Well feel Well and be Well leave it to us. We always give the Best we can for your Money. That a the reason we have enjoyed a generous share of the patronage of this Section All these years. You will be surprised How Good a suit you can buy at this store for $15 to $20. We make your suit Here slip one on out of our Large Stock or measure you and Send away and have it Corne clothing store Bloomsburg a
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