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VOL LXXVI. SAFE ROBBERS FOILED Might Watchman Hower, of the Bloomsburg postoffloe, at 2:45 o'clock, yesterday morning, foiled burglars in their attempt to blow op the safe. Mr. Hower entered the alley way in the rear of the postoftioe to ascertain if the rear doom were securely locked, and oaosht the burglars red-handed at their work, bat the uieu.heariug him, succeeded in effecting their escape by way of the front door of the postoffloe, before he could reaoh them. The burglars had takeu the precau tion to cut the aro light wire and the streets were in total darkuess. It was about 2:30 o'clock when this was done and, had they had five minutes more for their work, before beiug soared away, they would have succeeded in blowing up the safe. The burglars had effected an en trance into the postoftloe by prying opeu the front door. This they suc ceeded iu doing with much appareut trouble and without defacing the woodwork. Opening the one door they then opened the other so as to facili tate their escape if they were raaght in the aot. To opeu the door they us ed two old ohiaels, probably stolen from some place in the town. Tiiey had sucoeedeci iu removing the kuob from tho large safe in the office, and in the hole they had already plac ed thier charge of nitroglycerine, run ning it along a track of soap. The burglar were careful in their work to take all precautious not to set fire to the building, for they placed the waste basket away trom the wall aud in the middle of the lobby floor to lessen the danger of fire. Two suspicious characters were seen on the streets on Tuesday evening. They had just left the postoffioe when they accosted a citizen for money to get something to eat, remarking at the time, "It's better to big than to steal." Both men appeared to be under 30 years of age, aud both had beards of eeveral days growth ou their faces. They had been loitering around the poetofflce for some time. District flust Pay Tuition. Copies of an act recently passed by the legislature and signed by the gov ernor permitting children residing in school districts in which no public high sohool is maintained to attond a high school in some other district, located near their homes, aud provid ing for the payment of coat of tuition aud sohool books were received here yesterday. According to the old law pupils were permitted to atteud a high school in an adjoiniug district, providing the sohool direotors of the district in which the high s :hool was located, were willing to receive puf ils from outlying districts mil that such pupils either pay their owu tuition or that they arrange with the directors of their own district for suoh payment. By the uew law the payment is made obligatory on the school hoard of the district iu which no high school is looated. The Bach Festival. Spitta, Bach's biographer, iu de scribing the third cantata of tiie Bach festival at Bethlehem, April 12, 13 and 14, says: The expteseive passage, at the close of the first aria iu "I with my Cross-staff gladly wander," stands out iu beauty, both ot rhythm and melody, like a sigh of deep happiness after final relief, and it returns with wouderfnl effect at the end of the last recitative. This evidently was never intended by the author; it is Bach who here has onoe more outdone the poet. We also traoe an unmistakable poetical purpose iu the scheme by which the work is made to die away with the sixth verse of the chorale "Do O ■ohoues Weltgebaude" on the sub dominant o( the principal key. Carpet Beating Hicrobe Spreader. The beating ot carpets and rugs by throwing them over a line in the back yard or spreading them on the lawn is a menace to the public health, say the health authorities. By such beating the microbes are hammered into the air, where the spring wiuds distribute them through the neighborhood. Here is the advice given householders: "If you have a carpet to heat do it iu the early morn ing and oil a still day if possible and spare your neighbors as much of the iufliotion as you can. " Trolley Tickets are Popular. The tickets issued by the Danville & Bloomsburg Trolley Company, carry ing with them a reductiou in fare, are immensely popular with the public. Superintendent Davis was kept quite busy last weok dealing them out. In order to ta r ilitate the distribution, tickets have been placed for sale at the followiug places of business: M. H. Sch ram's. Fallon Rros., Rodman's drug store and Hunt's drug store. Entertained Friends. Mrs. Harry Neiss entertained a num ber of friends at her home No. 5 Fact ory street, Saturday evening, in honor of her husband's birthday anniversary. Those preseut were: Walter Gro^s,Ed ward Aten, John Mintier, Jam< s Upvon, Walter Ilicketts, Samuel Shirk, Fred Held, William Hofer, Leo Coleman, Mr. aud Mrs Walter Lizvey and Mr. and Mrs George W. Bennett and sou George of West Hemlock township. The paiuters and paper hangers are generally busy. SPEEDY ACTION IS NECESSARY Unless effects follow altogether on looked for the agitation set on foot at the conference held at Y. M. 0. A Hall Thursday night to discuss ways and means for a successful continua tion of the Association will result- in a general awakening of the people both as to the crisis reaohed in the af fairs ot the institution and the duty they owe in tho premises. It is not unlikely that determined efforts will be put forth and much earnest thought expended in devlsiug ways and means that would prove practical and bring about the end in view. The Committee appoiuted consisting of W. R. Clark, F. Q. Hartinau.T. J. Price, R. J. Pegg, F. O. Angle.W. G. Williams,O. P. Hancock, J. K. Moore, W. G. Pursel and James B. Watson will be officially advised of their ap pointment aud requested to meet witli the Directors at the uext monthly meet ing ot the latter for further confer euce. Whatever ia done will have to be ac complished without very much delay. In his address Thursday evening, Gen eral Secretary Lau master made it very plaiu that the Association is uot re ceiving the general aud hearty sup port to which it is entitled in order that it might not be hindered or em barrassed in its special mission,which is to care for the physical, moral and spiritual welfare of our young men. He was emphatic in his declaration that while he had not lost hope in the futare of the Association iu Danville and was williug to stand by it as long as there seemed to be any probability of keeping the work op to a staudard that made good results possible yet un less things change considerably In the very near fature lie will be obliged to seek another field. He taker the view that although in a separate bnildiug the Y. M. C. A. is primarily working with and for the ohorcli —is a part of the churoh working foraßprciai class, namely the young meu, and ttiat it should,therefore,be aocorded tin same ready support and consideration, as any other ohuroli enterprise. He feels that it ahoold not be neceasary for a work of this kind togo begging for support in a community where the ohurohes, Sunday schools, &0., are so readily and ao generously maintain ed. The work of the General Secretary has four sides, sooial, physical, intel lectual aud spiritual. Each o? these departments require special effort and when there ia added to the sum of these duties the burden of carrying along the greater part of the financial end of the Association work it follows as a matter of oonrse that some of the departmeuta must suffer for waut of proper attention. An especially dis couraging feature lies in the fact that notwithstanding that the General Sec retary nnder hia multiplicity of duties is obliged to labor night aud day there are still those who coustantly criticise the work, minimizing what is accom plished daily and demanding still larg er results. In an interview yesterday Mr. Lau rnastor stated that so far as he per sonally is concerned the Association is larger than ho as an individual—larg er than any of his private interests, but he repeated that unless the com munity iu whose iuterest lie is work ing comes to the rescue in this crisis he feels fiat it would be unjust to himself aud family as well as to the Association to longer contiuue in the positiou as Geueral Sooretary. In view of the above the poblio will very anxiously await the next develop ment, traßting that the excellent com mitteo ohoßeu will be able to evolve some plan that will speedily put the Association ou its feet and relieve the General Secretary of the responsibility of keeping np its support. Brick Yards in Operation. John Keim has already begun the manufacture of brick for the Beason, whioh ia much earlier than is common. He has started up all three of the yards operatod by him during several years past—Deibert's yard aud the one nearer the river above town and the well-known old plant along the canal below town. The briok industry iu Danville is a bigger faotor in affording employment than most people dream of. In his throe yards Mr. Keim already has some forty meu employed. The number is likely to be iucreased as the season wears on. There are times when the demaud for bricks is brisk that the three yards employ seventy odd men. Iu au interview yesterday Mr. Keim stated that lie doos not foresee any no usual demand for briok this seasou. It is trae that it is a little too early to size up the prospects,as building enter prises that may develop later may call for large quantity of brick. Mr. Keim frequently ships brick to Oatawißsa aud other towns op aud down the riv er. Brick making lias always been an important industry in Danville. Clay of first olasa quality la foond in all portioua of the narrow valley iu which Danville is situated. The namerons briok yards have been shifted from point to point as the olay became ex hausted. The first briok yard iu Dan ville, it is said, was sitoated on the pre-eut site of the Armory. Married Last Evening. Miss Ida P. Rofs, of this city, and Charles E. Forney, of Sonth Daniille, were united iu matrimony last even ing. The ceremony was performed by Rev. N. E. Cleaver at the parsonage of Trinity M. E. churoh at 8 o'clook. ■fUDOD BUT TO TBUTH, TO tIBIBTT AH® UW-flO FA YOB BWAYS US AIT® NO FBAB HWATA AW*" DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1905 JOHN M. BAUSCH IS NO MORE John M Bausch, one of Danville's old reFident-, whose long business career is idontitfed with the steady de velopment of our town, departed this life Ht 11:45 o'clock Sunday night, aged cighty-ive years. No man iu Djuville was bettor known than John U. Bausch. He was a native of Wnrtemburg, Germany, but oame to America when a young man and lived nearly all his life iu Danville. He went iuto the brewing business, aud for many years couducted the plaut now the Germania Brewery,but which during his ownership was always kuown as Baosoli's brewery. Iu busi ness he was successful. The deceased enjoyed a vigorous and haidy old age until within less than a year ago when the infirmities of de clining years began to tell on him. He was confined to the house for several months. A oouple of weeks ago his ailment took such a form that he was no longer able to remain in bed aud he was obliged day aud night to ocoupy a chair. Following Tuesday of last week he was practically helpless. The deceased was for many yearß a widower, a family of sons aud daugh ters having preceded him to the grave. He resided with his daughter, Mrs. Sate Allgaler, until her death less than a year ago since wlteu he has lived with his two granddaughters, Miss Lillie U. Allgaierand Miss Elsie Sainsbury. All that was mortal of John M. Bausch was laid away iu Odd Fel lows' oemetery yesterday afternoon, and the busy oareer, which was begun among the vine-clad hills of the Fath erland eighty-five years ago is now closed to earth forever. The tuneral, which took plaoe from the family rosidenoe,Water street,was very largely attended, among those who followed the remains to the grave being a numbei of our Oerman-Ameri cans, who were bonnd to the deceased with the tie of nationality aud who esteemed him for his many sterling qualities as a man aud an American citizen. The remains were borne to their last restiug place by six Will kuo«u resi dents, who had known and associated with the deoeased all their lives—-John Bruder,Frederick Held. Andrew Scliatz George Miles, William Russell and Frank Boyer. The services were oonduoted by Rev. Dr. M. L. Shiodel aud word vory im pressive. Injured While Felling a Tree. John Casey, a well kuown resident of this oity met with a paiuful accid ent yesterday foreuoou, which will keep him cunfiued to his home for some time. Mr. Oasey owns a farm in Cooper township, which is occupied by ills ,son. He drove out to the farm yestor day morning aud was engaged iu out ting down a tree, when the accident occurred. The troe had fallen aud Mr. Oasoy was trimuiiug out the club wood. As oue of the largo limbs fell the mail was cauulit in sume way aud thrown to the ground. Tho iujuries sustained were of n painful nature,his left collar bone being broken aud two ribs fractured. James Welsh ot this oity was working with Mr. Casey. He quickly despatched a boy for the sou of the injured man, who iu due time arrived. Mr. Caßey was a-sistcd to the farm house,after which he was brought to his home ou Spruce street,this oity, where Dr. Faules was called. The injured man is aboat sixty-five years of age, which adds somewhat to the gravity of the case. although there is no doubt whatever but tliat full recovery will follow in timo. Mr. Oasey suffered a great deal yesterday afternoon. Almshouse Inmates Elope- POTTSVILLE.Pa., April 5.-Prompt ed by the spring malady of which the poets suug and a desire to set up house keeping ou their own hook James Smith and Lizzie Burns escaped from the Sohuylkill county poor house last night aud eloped. They went to Miohigau it is believ ed. In some way the man had obtain ed a pass to Detroit. Both James and Lizzie were inmates of the institution. Their courtship was a joke with at tendants and with other inmates. Just how Smith got oat of the build ing is not known. He helped Miss Burns to desoend from an upper wind ow by means of a rope ladder. The man is from New Castle aud the woman from Girardvtlle. Fllckerless Pictures. Mr. Hadley's new invention where by the flioker is almost eutirely elim inated from his piotures, has revolu tionized this popular form of enter tainment. This invention is oontrolled by Mr. Hadley, and is used only by his own oompany. Dou't miss this great exhibition— the leader of all pioture shows. Iu Danville on Saturday evening, April Bth. _ "A Royal Slave," oue of the really great melodramatic successes of reocnt years is to be seen iu this oity shortly. The play is strikingly original in that it deals with life as it was iu old Mexico—about the time of the down fall of the hapless Maximilian. Mexi oan history has never boon used here tofore as a foundation of a drama, which makes "A Royal Slave," a wel oome diversion as to its characters, costuming and aocnio effects. A VISIT FROM i THE GOVERNOR g The river bridge, wliioli as it ap -9 proaclies completion proves to be the . source of no much gratification and de s liglit to oar citizens according to all aocoants daring the next few weeks is to prove instrumental in bringing the i Governor of the Commonwealth,S. W. 3 Pennypacker to Danville. 3 Construction Engineer H. R. Leon -1 ard accompanied by Assistant En gineer Norman was in this city Satur day in connection with the laying of t tlie track of the Danville and Sunbury i Electric Railway in the river bridge. « Mr. Leonard had an interview with . | the County Commissioners while ii). I this city and gave some information | I relating to the oompletioli of the i bridge. He is very well pleised with the big structure as far as com i pleted. The entire Committee on Pub -1 I,c Grounds and Buildings who have g nad the building of the btidge in baud i 2.e much interested iu its completion, i Mr. Leonard is authority for the state i uicnt that when the time comes for taking the bridge off the oontraotors' bauds Governor Pennypacker along > with others will uome to Danville and will be present at the inspection. In reply to some inquiries Mr. Leon ard assured the Commissioners that the eastern wingwall at the Danville ap i proaoh, which is somewhat criticised owing to its location,is perfectly right i and proper and juet as intended. He admitted that at the present stage of the work when looked at separately, without any reference to the whole,the wall might strike the eye oddly, but when viewed from the bridge or from any point on Mill street It will be found to conform with ttie latter thorough fare and to strike the eye pleasantly. Besides, when the bridge is completed the etleot, will be altogether different. The sidewalk will be extended to the end of the wing walls and will be pro tected by the same railing as is used on the side of the bridge, wliioh will be planted iu the copiug of the wing walls. Mr. Leounrd informed the Commis sioners that all matters are definitely settled as to the track of the Danville and Sunbury Eilectrio Railway. There will be but one track, as set forth in the columns of the News last week. He does not see how two tracks as insist ed upon b) some could help mattors very niuah. The present arrangement with necessary precaution he regards as perfectly safe. The flue bridge with its double sidewalks built by the State at saoh a cost should thoroughly fill the bill he thinks and leave the public nothlug further to ask for or desire. Fire at Big Hill. A small blaze at the Reading Iron Wurks at the hour of noon yesterday caused a ripple of excitement through out town. The Continental Fire Com pany Bounded the first alram, which was quickly taken up by the other companies. The fire occurred on the roof, com municating from the tall Cahill boiler, which liad become very hot. The ex cellent tire lightiug facilities together with the woli drilled employes made it impossible for the liro to gain any headway and it was extinguished by the mill hose almost as soon as dis covered. Meanwhile several of the lire com plines had responded,but they learned that tl.eir services were not needed be fore they reached the mill. Officers Installed. The newly elected officers of Mahon ing Couuoil, number 13, D.-gree of Pocahontas, of this city, were install ed la-t evening, the following ladies from the Sunbury Council being pres ent to assist at the oercmouy: Mrs. Anna B. Mertz, Deputy Pocahontas of the D. of P, Mrs. Anna Henuinger, Mrs. Abby Suydor and Mrs. Susan Snyder. After the installation the members of the Danville Cooucil,together with their Sunbury sisters, participated in a banquet served at Wyant's restaurant Japanese Celebrate Victory. TOKIO, April 6.—The viotory of Mukden was celebrated today. The whole city was gaily deoorted and the entire population participated in the great demonstration. An enormous procession wliioh was pioturesque in the extreme was held, thousands of the people joining In the march to Uyeno park. The costumes of the people, the decoratious along the streets and the banners carried by them and arohes combined to make a scene that will long be remembered. At the park General Terauchi, the Minister of war and Vice Admiral Yamamoto, minister of marine viewed the procession. The line of march led past the palaoe and the marchers cheer ed the emperor vociferously as tliov passed that point. Ephlin-Rainier. I Joseph W. Ephlinand Miss Winifred Rainier of this city were mariied on Tuesday eveniug. The nuptial kuot was tied by Rev. Dr. McCnrmaok at the manse of the Gtove Presbyterian church,Bloniu slreet.at 8 o'clock. The bride and groom are both residents of this city. Prohibition League. The Danville Prohibition I.eague will hold a business meeting in the United Evaugi lical church this even ing. Election of officers and other business of impnrtauce will be trans- | acted. All members are urged to be present. AN EXAMIN ATION MADE E. Mercer, a member of the film of the Keystone Premium Book Company, of Hazleton, appeared in this city on Monday iu response to news thai one of the company's agents had beeu ar rested here on Friday night. Mr. Mercer,who waH working dili gently in the interest of his firm dar ing yesterday, last evening in con versation with a News reporter stated that Mrs. DeShay has withdrawn her charge; that the premium of her choice has been shipped and that whou she receives it she will be well satisfied. The case being withdrawn Mr. Yocum was released and yesterday iu company with Mr. Mercer he was working in the interest of the Hazleton Arm. Mr. Mercer strongly avers that the Keystone Premium Book Oompinv is a legitimate concern, doing business in a straightforward, honorable busi nesslike way. In support of his asser tion he furnished a long list of people dealing with the Keystone Premium Book Company, who have received premiums and are well satisfied with them. Among others are the following well-k:uowu persons with the premiums they have received: Mrs. Frank P. Ross, Water street, gold watnh. Miss Anna M. Klase, Water street, white enameled iron bedstead. Mrs. D. Heller,Foust street, tea set Mrs. Elleij Flanagan, 80 Eusc Mark et street, tea set. Mis. Waite, East Front stieet, gold watch. Mrs. Shanear,Fulton Court, rocking chair. Mrs. Ross took her watch to a jew eler, Mr. Mercer says,and was inform ed that the timepiece was a first class article for the money. Ha says lie has a list of other persons who are ready to come forward aud swear that the Keystone Premium Book Company is no fake. The firm does busiuess in h'looinsburg,CatawißFa,Burwick,Hazle toi and a large number of other towns aud the present is the first time that any trouble has oocurrud. It was wholly due to a mistake, Mr. Mercer says, and after this explanation he warns people that all accusations of fraud must cease.as it is the firm's in tention to prosecute any one libelling it. Placing Concrete on Bridge. Caldwell & Barry began the work of placing concrete on tha river bridge yesterday. On Tuesday the rails and plates were all drawn onto the drive way. The riveters also completed their work and yesterday thoair compressor aud other machinery were removed from the bridge. All that remains to be done beyond the puttiug down of the floor is the completion of the low er sidewalk, work o;i which yesterday was unfortunately hell up by the non arrival of plank. The concreting up to has been carried no farther than tequired in laying the trolley track,which will be placed in position betoie the real work of concreting begins. No ties ire used on the bridge. The rails are supported by steel plates sot firmly in jeds of couurete placed at intervals of ivery ten feet. Both rails and plates ire distributed along thu driveway of he bridge where they can be conven iently reached. A gang of Italians are employed mix tig concrete at the Danville end of the jridge aud the operation offords enter rainuient tor the usual big crowd of ipeotatois. Up to the present nothiug has de veloped to indicate that it will be im practicable to keep the bridge open while concreting is in progress. Sproui Good Roads Bill. The conference committees of the louse and senate held a meeting Thurs lay and it was agreed to report a neasuie apportioning the cost of roads jetween townships, counties aud stato is follows: The township aud county ;o each bear one-eighth of the expense ind the state three-fourths. The com nittee was composed of Roberts, God sharles aud Calpin for the Senate,aud tfoLane, Hunter and Wayne for the riouse. This is considers) a great victory for the interior districts. Un ler the late law the bulk of the state lid was goiug to the richer eastern :onnties because the poorer districts lid not feel able to put up the one lixth. Under the proposed bill the ;ownships will pay but one-eighth of he cost of improvement. The Bach Festival. The sixth of the cantatas iu the ser es to be produced in the course of the 3aoh festival at Bethlehem, Pa., on \pril 12th, 13th aud 14th is "He who elies on God's compassion,"—"Wer iur den liebeu Gott lasst walten." Bach's biographer, Spittasays: The nusical character of the cantata is hroughout contemplative. The fer rency which pervades each separate lortion of it acquires a peculiar color ng which is most easily aud plainly liscernible in the beautiful and touch ng aria iu E flat major. The cautata, milt up on the foundation of the faini iar ch< ral i with which it opens, is icored for oboes, English horn, string instruments and organ Debt Cancelled. The Pine Street Lutheran church at i special nn et ing of its Council last light cancelled a judgment; of SBSOO leld by the Board of Church Exton iiou. By special collection ou Sunday ast over S3OO were raised. I DOCTORS ADOPT RESOLUTION The medical men of Danville held a meeting on Tuesday night at which an organization was effected uuder the name of the Physicians' Protective As sociation of Danville aud vicinity. The movement embraces every physi cian of the county. A presideut, sec retary and executive committeo were eleoted. An exteuded discussion took plice, it being the aenso of all that tho doot ors had long enough been the victims of injustice aud that tho only remedy lay iu organizing aud acting as a unit to defeat the designs of dishonorable persons who refuse to pay their doctor bills. The following resolutions, unani mously adopted aud signed by all the medical praotitioners,clearly sets forth the position assumed by the physicians in ielatiou to this olass of delin quents : Whereas, It appoars by oommon con sent that upon the medioal profession are enjoined the performance of so many arduous aud important duties to ward the community and that they are required to make inauy sacrifices of ooinfort, ease aud health for tho wel faie of those who avail themselves of their services; aud after a careful con sideration of existing conditions which are detrimental to the good of the pnfi lm aud unjust to the physicians ; when as we find upon a careful comparison of notes that we are being imposed up on by nuinerouß parties who ask oar servioes at all timet without any in tention or desire to compensate us for the same; therefore be it Resolved, That we the undersigned physicians refuse to attend thoso whom the members of this Association re port to the Secretary as belonging to this class,unless said party make satis factory arrangements with the Physi cian to whom tliey are indebted or in an emergency pay tho physician upon whom he calls before tho call shall be made. That wo send a statemeut of account to each individual having uusettled accounts on our books at the expira tion of sixty days and all those who do not pay their bills within six mouths from the time of incurring the same shall be placed npon the "Blaok List. " That we shall charge the tollowiug minimum fees:—Office consultation, fifty ceuts; ordinary visits (in town) oue dollar ; visits (iu country) 25 oents per uiilo extra; ordinary obstretric case, eight to ten dollars; visits after i) p. m and during office hours,so cents extra; consultation with another physi cian five dollars. That we shall not acoept the posi tion as club, society or organization physical! nor agree to do any medical or surgical work tor any club, society or organization at a less rate than regular or customary charges for like services reudered by other physicians for patients not members of such club, society or organization. That we ehall not forget the worthy ami needy poor and nothing in these resolutions shall be as pre venting any member from attending the worthy poor at a less rate or to give frto s rvices to those who are too poor top ty anything or acting as city, county, or district physician, health officer, or uuder any political appoint ments aud b<) it furthor Resolved, That we solemnly promise the faithful observance of these reso lutions and any one found guilty of violation shall b3 looked upou as un worthy of trust. Lincoln Literary Society. The regular meeting oi the Lincoln Liteiaiy Society was held in the High School room Friday afternoon. The following program was rendered : Piano Solo Miss Jenkins I Recitation ."The Clouds" Miss Dotweiler Declamation The Gnat Peril .......of Unrestricted Immigration Mr. Hancock Essay Qeneva Miss Shepperson Reading. Topsy Miss Fry Debate—Question, Resolved, "That study of science tends to develop char acter more than the study of Litera ture." Affirmative Mr. Alvin Spiade, Mr. Wolverton. Negative, Mr. Meth erell, Mr. Bruce Moore. Tne Judges, Miss Irlaud, Mr. Sohoch aud Mr. Mo- Henry decided in favor of the affirma tive. Song.. Society Reoitatiou Auntie's Lesson Miss Magill Declamation ...Russia, the Enigma of Europe Mr. Ed. Edmondson Poem The Robin Miss Evans The delightful weather, which has | kept people guessing as to whether or not spring has come, during the last couple of days has added another spring-like quality in the form of April showers. These are of the ap- j proved traditional sort—gentle rain accompanied with a warm atmosphere. 1 Vegetation is beginning to respond. The grass is growing almost every where. The lilac bushes are bursting into leaves, and the birds are singing on every side. Many fields are already ploughed in our oouuty and a great deal of oats will be sowed during the next couple of weeks. The farmers throughout the country 1 are uow beginning to plow. RETAINING WALLS < FOR A STREET a Boyer Bros, have completed plaster u ing at the undergrade orossing of the e P. &R. Railway at A aud Walnut streets. The wide crossing together ' with its lnarsive finely finished walls " shows up as a fine improvement. ' The conorete walls already support the two forty-feet steel girders requir ed to carry the P. & R. siding over '' the crossing. Everything now is in readiness for installing the next set of 8 girders,exact duplicates, for the main ' track, which have been already un -1 loaded at the spot. As soon as this i< 6 done the temporary central support r will be removed aud the crossing will be given over to general traffic. The trolley company will uext pro ! oeed to fix up A street. The thorough ' faro as far as travel is concerned has 9 been much improved by the deep out whioh does away with the steep grade between Bloom street and Spring * street. The banks on each side of the 1 street are washing badly aud to pro ' teot these and to plaoe the street in as " good a condition as it was found the * trolley compauy ou each Bide as far as 112 the cnt extends will build a ooucrete - retaining wall. The retaining walls ' will support the bauk aud sidewalk * aud aid very much to the appearance 1 of the street. Work on the improve ment will begin iu a few days. i 1 Contractor in a /"lix-up. Contractor W. A. Sheppersou. two r horses and a buggy figured iu an excit ing mix-up near the site of the old weigh scales, Mill street, yesterday. It was what might be called a curious I combination of oiroamstances. Sever -1 al tilings occurred at about the same moment—the town clook aud whistles 1 proclaimed the lionr of noon : a trolley oar came down Bloom street,turning up Mill street at the First National bauk ; Mr. Shepperson driving one horse in an open buggy and leading another be -1 hind came around the corner at Oleav et's store and drove op the street be side the" trolley car, while to orowu all at the same moment the fire bellß began to ring. The most exciting thing, however, remained to occur. Mr. Sheppersou's horse—the oue iu the rear—gut fright ened and while the staid annual in the shafts pulled the buggy ahead, the horse behind as he reared aud plunged yanked the frail vehicle about in quite an opposite direction. There was muoli solioitude expressed for Mr. Shepperson's welfare, bat he held ou to the seat and incidentally to the horse until the latter reariug aloft oame down with oue of his frout legs imprisoned between the buggy box and the wheel. It was at this crisis that the splin ters begau to fly. With a orasli the 1 wheel went to pieces as the horse sought to extrioate himself aud as a ' result the vehiole upset and the driver 1 tock a graoefal tumble. He still held 1 onto the horse,however,and for a few | ' moments the mix-up, whioh seemed i 1 perilous alike to driver aud horses, ! * afforded a apeotaole whioh bordered j on the thriling. There was pleuty of i 1 help at baud and order was soon j 1 brought out of chaos. The damage I ' done was restriotod to the brokeu bug- j ' gy wheel. i I Excellent Concert. ' i ' New Castle, 0., Jan. 14, 1905. j t Tho Colored Canadian Concert Com- j piny and Jabileo Singers gave a most i delightful concert at tho Y. M. C. A. hall last night before a large audi- ence. This is their first visit here and j alreaiy they have wou their way iuto the hearts of their hearers. The melody put into their planta- „ tion choruses, together with the spirit j and soul of rendering same, is not of- I , ten heard. The special feature! of the I 1 evening were the solos by E. S. Thorn- i j as, who has a wonderful voice for j depth aud puwer, the tenor siußing ot ; ( C. T. Mosely, who i) a humorist and ; actor of merit, as well; the singiug j by Miss G. E. Fowler aud tho reading I 1 by Madam Lewis. They were compel- j led to retain three and four times aud j did it as if they thoroughly enjoyed j it.—Herald. I The Canadian Concert company will ( appear in this city on Saturday even- j ing, April 15th, under the auspices u of Stoes' Band. ♦ j SI President's Train over s; SEDALIA, Mo., April s.—Several sticks of dynamite were found uear Montrose, Mo., ou the tracks over which the presidential special passed s early today. Traok walkers picked up a three sticks of the explosive, whioh 0 were lying between the rails. A short distance away some boys found more ® of the dynamite. ' The greatest precautions are exerois- ® ed now. Efforts are beiug made to hush the matter np. After 7 o'clock S yesterday evening no one was allowed d ou the of way. About fifteen meu were on dnty at the switohes and along P the traoks daring the night. 8 w Trinity Reformed Church. There will be Sunday School ami reg ular services in Trinity Reformed Q Churoh, Strawberry Ridge, next Sao- j ( day afternoon. The announcement made last Sunday is reoalled. r| a Charles Smedley, engineer at the j Stove Works, is very critically ill of appendioitls complicated with an at tack of peritonitis. His condition ci was slightly improved yesterday. lii NO. 2(> TffO LINES WJLJJE BOUT There is no longer any question u to the sucoess of the Rnral Telephone System. Long before the Fourth of Jnly there will be several lines In working order in Uontonr Gonnty. The Company has decided togo on immediately with the constrnotlon of two lines oonneoting the town* of Washingtonville, Strawberry Ridge. White Hall, Exchange and Jeriey town. The Oompany is now looking after poles and other needed material as well as for contractors toondeitake the construction work. On the two lines drscril.ed there are some fifty , sobsoribers. Mr. Pettijolin yesterday stated that the success nohieved far ezoeedg liia most sanguine expectations when ha - entered apon the work in Montoar County. He finds a large number of 8 'armors, who uot only sab9oribnd for t -took hat lend their time and their in -6 tluence to assist the enterprise. Both R lie and Mr. Amerman acknowledge e themselvos especially indebted to Mr. • J. W. Lowrie, of Strawberry Ridge, 4 who has pat in several days iu the in p terest of the rural 'phone and who has s been largely instrumental in winning B -ncness in that locality. The tenti s me 11 is rapidly growing and those who 1 have subscribed are anxious to have " tiw line completed. Only a few pre " limmary details remain to be arrang el. alter which actual work will be gin. Sixty days ought to bo suflloient for winding up work on the two lines. 3 Successful as the promoters have - been, however, it is not altogether I clear sailing. A few persons are not favorable to the rural 'phones. One of 3 the objections urged is that a rural - telephone system, if established might ) lead to the abolishment of the rural s free delivery by catting down the vol ' aine of correspondence. Mr. Pettijohn ) declares that nowhere in the West ; where rural telephone systems are i common has such a thing as the dig placement of the rural free delivery ever occurred, while Bhonld a paroel post maintained in conneotion with i the R. F. D. ever to pass the i rural 'phone would beoome a factor that would add greatly to the general efficiency of the mail servioe. Make Garden. When gentle spring oomea BO balm ly upon as as it is doing this year, with the assuring appearanoe of ita intention to stay, every town dweller who lias a bit of ground about hi* house should begin to think of garden ing operations. The plot may not be ex tensive no more than a few feet square —bat he can plant it with peas.oniona radishes, lettuce and other vegetable! and find room for a few flowers to throw a little oolor and a little fra granoe on the situation. It is not only the plants and the flowers that will contribute a pleasure and reflect a beueOt upon the garden makers. When nature is arraying her ' self iu green and throwing out her 1 sweet odors it is not only the senses of 1 sight and smell that appeal to us. I There is an inuer feeling impelling ns to put. our hands nt work in the earth, ;to buthe in the sunshiue, and to open \ our souls to the influences of Spring i that are giving new liie to all animate creation. Therefore begin to make j garden, aud do it while the robins and bluebirds are giving fiee coucerts I from trees that aie about to clothe j themselves with leaves aud blossoms. Surprise Party. A surprise party was tendered Miss Wagner Friday evening at the home of Frank Bennett, Valley township. Those present were: Mr. and Mr 9. W. H. Wirtorsteun. Mr. ami Mrs. B. F. Ben nett,Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Hendrickson, I Mr. aud Mrs. (J. W. Buyer, Mr. aud Mrs. P. Boyer, Mrs. R. Rogers aud Mrs. H. A. Bennett; Messrs. Garfield Rogers, William Appleman, Sidney Boyer, ,les.se lleudrickson, Qeorge Hendrickson, Willard Crossley and Warren Fenstermaoher; Master Oscar Bennett, Clyde Bennett, Vernon Ben nett, aud Ralph Bennett, Misses Rebecca Appleman, Edith Rogets, Ethel Bennett, Laura Bennett, Ida Bennett, Ethel Rogers, Esther Rogers, Eftie Houdrickson, Edna Hendriokson. Olive Wintersteen,Helen Wintersteen, Ida Boyer, Miriam Hendriokson, Win* nie Boyer, Gertrude Bennett and Evelyn Welsh. Refreshments were served aud an enjoyable evening was spent in gameß, musio and danoing. Her Seventeenth Birthday. A birthday surprise party was held Saturday eveuiug at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Murris, Riverside, in honor of their daughter Pearl's seventeenth birthday. Those present were: Misse* Blanohe Earp, Bessie Brooks, Mary DeMotte, Jennie Dyer, Mamie Weaser, Hannali Yeager, Uertrade Brooks, Messrs,. Solomon Yeager. Charles Shepperson, James Fisher, Frank Sny der,Samuel Oeasey,Henry Yeager,and Claude Morris. The evening was very pleasantly whiled away with games and musio. A very delioiona snpper was served. Trout Will Soon Bite. The regular season for brook tront opens on April IS. but despite that it is still several weeks distant many fishermen are getting their rods and reels iu shape for a busy season. Black aud rock bass cannot be caught before June 15. The man who has relied on hia over coat to hide his threadbare appearanoe is now beiug compelled to"Bhow up."