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VOL LXXVI. IN HONOR OF FATHER O'REILLY St. Joseph's Total Abstiuruco aud Beneficial Society oil Hatarday even ing tendered a banquet in houor of Father M. I. O'Reilly'H return from the Holy Land, which proved an ex ceedingly Hue affair. The society iu question is made up of the male members of St. Joseph's Catholic church. It was organized as far back as iu 1873 aud is prospering. The average membership is about £eveuty-five. fu addition to the so ciety there in a temperance organiza tion of "Cadets," boys of the church, who at the age of sixteen, are taken into the Total Abstineuco aud Benefic ial Society. The banquet Saturday eveuing was an informal affair and will be remem bered with pleasure not only by the members but by the pastor whom it was desigued to houor. It was held in St. Joseph's Hill, covers beiug laid for nearly the outire membership of the society. The menu was very flue aud the service excellent. J. B Mc- Coy was caterer. Father Foin, pastor of St. Hubert's Catholio church, was the guest of hon or. Among those who responded with speeches were : First President, James Finnigeu ; Ex President, Johu Hooley, and President John Jones. Fathei Foin made a very fiuo address during the evening. Father O'Reilly also made appropriate remarks. After speech making there was music. Solos were rendered by Dauiel Mc- Ooriniok,Johu Jones, William Pickens, Edward Soott, James Powers, Frank MoOue. Charles Mullen aud Edward McVey. The bauquet wound up with a selection from the Emerald Club Quartette. Caesar Young's Widow Sailed for Europe NEW YORK, May 17,-Mrs. Caesar Young, widow of the bookmaker who met his death mysteriously in a cab, sailed today for Europe ou the steamer Majestic. John Milliu, formerly Young's partner, and Mrs. Young's mother, wero also passengers. It was reported that the couple had been married and were 6ailiug on their honeymoon, but this was denied lator by Mrs. Bernard S. McKeon, sister of Mrs. Yonng. She said Mrs. Youug was going to Europe for rest after the terrible strain she had been under for a year. The day Young met his death he and his wife were to sail for Europe. Mrs Young is uow taking the long defer red voyage. STARCHERS ON STRIKE IN TROY FACTORIES TRO Y, N. Y., May 17.—A geueral strike of starchers is now on in all the factories of Troy that have their own laundries. They are eight in num ber. Trouble over wages started in the factory of Cluett, Peabody and Company about two weeks ago and the firm's refusal to raise the prices paid to the starchers was endorsed by the I Shirt and Collar Manufacturers' As- | sooiation. Cluett, Peabody and Company's starchers quit and the firm was oblig ed to shut down the laundry. This morning, according to previous agree ment goods made by Cluett, Peabody and Co. were delivered at the other factories for the purpose of having them starched. The girls refused to do the work and quit. MORTON WILL LEAVE CABINET VERY SOON NEW YORK,May 17. —Paul Morton, Secretary of the Navy, who expects to retire shortly, is iu New York today planning and arranging for the future. The report that Mr. Morton would become president of the Wabash Hail road is given no credence iu Wall street. In fact it is stated and gener ally believed that lie will become as sociated with a prominent Now York hanking house. Finaucial men expect definite announcement on this lino within the next 24 hours. Pardon Granted David Barrett. The Board of Pardons in|regular see- , sion at HarrisLurg yesterday granted a pardon to David Barrett of this place who is undergoing imprisonment in the Eastern Peuiteutiary. Barrett was convicted Jauuary 17, 1901, of burglary, receiving stolen goods, etc., aud ou January 19, 1901, sentenced by Judge Little to pay the costs of prosecution, a fine of S2OO aud undergo an imprisonment at separato and solitary confiuemout at hard labor in the Eastern penitentiary for a per iod of nine years and six months-. Barrett's case was presented to the Board of Pardons by Edward S Gear hart, Esq., of this city, the argument taking plaoe iu the Stati Supreme Court in the Federal Building. Bar rett's pardon was the only one granted in Pennsvlvania yesterday. Tiie good news last evening w is lik en to Bariett's age 1 mother, who re in in East Danville. Raver—Thomas. Frank OUrk Haver and Ml*R Mint;. Aun Thoui.is were on fed iu tuat.imoiiy on Wednesday, May 10th. The cere mony WHH performed by the father of the groom, Kev. Chat Its W. Haver, at his home ou Ash street* Tha young oouple will reside on Mill street. [FOR SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE Charles Chalfaut, Esq., has beeu chosen as delegate to the Demooratio State Conveutiou, which will be held at Harrisborg Wednesday next, May 24th. Pursuant to a oall from the County Chairman the members of the Demo cratic Standing Committee of Mon tour County, conveued at the Court Houße yesterday for the purpose of electing a delegate to the State (Con vention. The convention was called to order at 10 o'clock, Oouuty Chair man Horace C. Blue presiding. Joseph H. Patton filled his poet as Secretary. The following comm;tteeinen or their substitutes were present: Anthony township, Samuel Hiluer and S. J. Dennen. Cooper township, Alfred Blecher and Jaiues Baylor. Danville—lst ward, Arthur G. Jame son aud John G. Waite; 3rd ward, W. Fred Jacobs; 4th ward, George Bach inger aud Patrick Soott. Derry township, Charles W. Stamm and Jaoob S. Uinstead. Liberty township, William J. Clark aud A. A. Falls. Mahoning township, Michael Breck bi 11. Valley township, Elmer Sidler and Pierce Appleman. Washingtonville, Elmer Cotner aud Thomas F. Eerswell. Wust Hemlook township, William P. Moore and C. J. Deighmiller. Charles Chalfaut, Esq., was unani mously chosen as delegate to the Dem ocratic State Convention. Thomas F. Kerswell of Washingtonville waß chos en as alternate. The following resolutions were on animonsly adopted : Whereas, Oar late Representative in Oongrosg, Hon. G. H. Diokerman, has faithfully and impartially discharged the duties of his office, therefore Resolved, That we endorse his offic ial acts as those of au able and con scientious representative. Whereas, Our Representative in the State Senate, J. Henry Goohran, has ably and faithfully served the constit uency of his distriot, therefore Resolved, That we likewise approve him as an able and oarefnl representa tive iu whose oare the oublio interests are at all times safe. Whereas, The voioe and the vote of our Representative R. S. Ammerman while iu the Legislature has always beeu found to be on the side of the people, iu oonsonanoe with the palpa ble conception of their rights—for such laws as would benefit all the peo ple and against all forms of oorrupt legislation and maohine rule, there fore. Resolved, That we recommend him to the voters of Peunsylvauia as a candidate tor Judge of the Superior Court and farther Resolved, That we instruct out dele gate to use all honorable means to in sure his nomination. It will fall to the duty of Mr. Glial faut as delegate from the district In which Mr. Ammerman rusides to make the speech nominating him to be Sup erior Court Judge. Mr. Ohalfant is one of the ablest orators of this eeo tion and in electing liim as delegate the Committee made a wise choice. His effort will no doubt goon record as one of the ablest and most eifeotive nominating speechos ever made at auy convention. Opening Uame on Saturday. Tlio opening game of base ball will be played at DeWitt's Park on Satur day afternoon between the Danville base ball club and Springfield. Danville will pot a strong team in the field. I'lie best of last year's play ers will be retained in addition to whom other Urst-class players will be employed. The Springfield olnb is well known in Danviile, where it has fre quently played. It is one of the strong est teams hereabont. It is needless to say that the opening game will abound in interest and should be witnessed by evory lover of base ball. Oarue will be called at 3 :15 o'clock. The Danville club needs enconrage ment. It has assumed heavy expense and has been obliged to fix the prioe of admission to the opening game at 26 cents. It is at some risk that the game has been inaugurated bat it will be ran oue month as an experiment. Beyond oue mouth, therefore, it will all depeud upon the encouragement re ceived If the patronage warrants it the game will be continued and only first class teams will be pot in the field. The grounds at DeWitt's Park are in first class condition, S. M. Waite hav ing been employed upon them during the whole week thus far. The grand stand will seat five hundred. The new bridge will afford a delightful walk to the ground. The line up will be printed later. Trolley Extension. Superintendent Motuitney lias given out that he has been guaceßsfal in se en ring the right of wav for the exten sion of the Lewisburg, Milton and Wnlsuutown Electrio Railway from Kast t-nwinhnrg to Northumberland, and ih it today the engineers will go to work on the survey. This line will traverse a rioh and populous agricul tural section of the county. The super intendent says that with a very few exceptions the residents along the line were heartily in favor of the projeut anil gave him assistance in promoting ' the matter. ■VUDOBD BUT TO TBUTH, TO LIBKBTT AMI UV-W fITBB BWATi « AD M WBAM MALI All* DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1905 RIVER BRIDGE WAS INSPECTED The inspeotion of 'the river bridge took plaoe during Saturday forenoon according to the program outlined in this paper last Thursday the in apeotora being Emit Sweußsou.of Pitts burg; William A. AUoutt, of Glen Riddle and D. U. Ourrey, of Spring Oity. John E. Stott, Secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Publio Grounds and Buildings, was present, along with H. XI. Leonard and rep resentatives of the different contract ing firms. The report will be present ed to the Dauphin Oouuty Court to day. The inspectors were at their work considerably before 10 o'olook. Each of them isanoxpertof recognised abil ity and they weut about the inspec tion in a way which Bhowed that they were able to take in the big structjre as a whole aud to size up the minutest details of construction all at the same time. Armed with the plans and apeoifioationa they weut over the en tire length of the bridge comparing the Iron work of the bridge with the dimensions of the same speoified in the plans. It was scarcely 11 o'olock when they completed the auperstruoture. Next in Dan Boss' naphtha launch they made a tonr of the substructure in specting the piers and the bottom of the bridge. About an hour was con sumed in this work, after which they went into session in the grand jury room at the Court Honse. The inspection attracted a good many oitizens to the bridge. In this nomber were several Oooucilmen, in addition to Messrs. Cooper, Cook and Leighow, the Board of County Com missioners. The latter were joined by Messrs. Coouer and Kaudenbush of the Northumberland County Board of Commissioners, who arrived on the 10:17 Pennsylvania train. While the inspection was ill progress the Ouuuty Commissioners spent the time oonversiug with the contractors and others who were authorities on matters relating to the inspection and thuß many important and practical faots were learned relating to the bridge. As to the finished structure itself there seemed to be but one opinion; it is one of the finest bridges ever erect ed by the State and as Mr. Stott ie marked it is "fit to span East River." H. B. Gibba, Treasurer of the Kiug Bridge Company in conversation with a representative [of the AMERICAN explained many faots relating to bridge constrnotion under present conditions. It is solely due, he said,to the present law which provides that the State shall build bridges that suoh structures as spans the river here are at all pos sible. He considers the law a wise one, as the counties of the Common wealth consulting their comparatively limited resources would be able only to build a bridge that would possess none of the imposing qualities of the new one here and would be poorly adapted to withstand the ravages of high wat er and ice. Incidentally Mr. Gibbs remarkod that the King Bridge Com pany bnilds no finer bridges than ours to meet the demands of traffic such as exist here. The bridge, the experts all agreed, would serve humanity for a century, but that it to be well tak en care of. It'will probably need no repairs for five years,but at the expira tion of that time'it will have to have a new coat of paint and regularly ev ery five years thereafter, it will have to be repainted. So uiuoh for the bridge proper. When it oame to thejmatter of unfinished ap proaches, one of wliioh threatens to impede traftio for months to come, the visitors were unable to conceal their disgust. Mr. Stott, Secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Pablio Grounds and Bnildings,probably voic ed the sentiment of all the others when he remarked: "It seems very unfortnnate indeed ; j here the people of Montour and North umberland counties have been crying loudly for a bridge; they wanted it at the earliest possible day and the State in order to accommodate them went as muoh out of its way as possible, spar ing neither labor nor expense and now after the bridge has been pushed to completion to flud that the approaohes are unfinished is really too bad." Of conrse, on the Danville side the unfinished approach is only incidental to streot paving, wliioh has the entire thoroughfare cnt off from Market street to the bridge.aud while thsre seems to have been some misunderstanding as to uurbing the whole approaoh will be finished and ready for traftio by the time the other part of the street is paved. H. K. Leonard, the engineer who made the plans for the bridge, made some very practioal suggestions relat ing to the approach, which will no doubt be acted upon by our County Commissioners. The onrbing, wliioh seems bound by no rule,whatever, but extends in half a dozen different direc tions, will be removed and the entire approaoli paved from wing wall to wing wall. The upper wing wall wliioh as things are arranged at present, shows up quite oddly, Engineer Leon ard tliiuks should be permitted to re main as it is and a sort of a onrbing to define the entire width of the ap proach be extended in a straight liue from the end of the wing down to the eleotrio light pole where the ooruer of the onrbing is established at present* [Continued on Fourth Page. J WILL REBUILD THEJVINGWALL The upper wiugwall of Hie approach to the river bridge ou the Danville aide of the river, whioh lias formed the Bubjeot of so much disoussion of late, is lo be rebuilt by the County Commissioners. A joint inoitiug of the Board of Oouuty Commissioners aud the Streets and Bridges Committee of Council was held yesterday morning to oome to some understanding relative to the ap proach to the bridge. The fall board of Commissioners, Messrs. Cook, Coo per aud Leighow, was present along Willi Messrs. Vastine, Reifsnyder, Boy er and DUtrioh of the Committee on Streets and Bridges. After looking over the grounds the party withdrew to the Grand Jury room w here some time was spent in disonssioii. The jurisdiotion of the Borough extends op the approaoh only six or eight feet,the width of the pave ment on the South Side of Front street. The committee of Counoil took the view that the approaoh should have sidewalks and were determined to live up to their conviotions by instal ling a curb, ou each side as far as the Borough's jurisdiction extends. The Coouty Commissioners,however, had resolved not to maintain a side walk ou the approach,but to pave from wingwall to wiugwall. The inter change of thought was futile toohange the plaus of either the Committee or the Board of Commissioners and the work will have to be completed ac cordingly, paving the entire width of the approach dowu ro the borough's line, wl.ere a sidewalk with the nsual ourbing will break the sarfaoe. The subject of wiugwall was next taken up by the Couuty Commission ers. Whether to rebuild the upper wiugwall or to try to overcome the de fect in some way in Hxiug up the ap proach was the queFtion. Engineer Leonard Saturday, made a practical suggestion as to remedying the defeot, whioh found favor with some. Others —perhaps the larger number-saw no other remedy than the tearing down of the wall aud rebuilding it at a differ- | ent angle. The Commissioners yielded to the popular sentiment and deoided to erect a new wiugwall. The pres ent wall will bo permitted to stand, ouly the oopiug being removed. The new wiugwall will be built on a line with upper sidewalk of the bridge and wilt extend jußt as far as the one built by the bridge contractors. A heavy ourbing will extend from the end of the wall at the same augle down to Front street. The ettect of this will be not ouly to remove an ugly delect which detracts much Irom the appear ances but also to widen out the ap proach, makiug travel more conveni ent. The building of the wall was let to D. J. Rogers,who in older that no de lay might occur,began work yesterday afternoon. A laige quantity of stone on the spot will be used in the new wall. The work wilt prooeed rapidly and will probably be oompleted about the time street paving is finished. Exposed to Danger. The woikmen on the trolley traok ou East Market street, are muoh annoyed by ohildren who crowd upon the traok and expose themselves to injury. The men luuet have elbow room. Picks and atedges are flying about in all directions and the boy or girl sim ply enters a game of cliauce when lie or she attempts to oiroulate among the workmen. The painful accident whioh befell Tlios. R. Evans Monday evening well illustrates in how many different ways a person may be exposed to dang er when standing upon the track while work is in progress. The matter is thus alluded to that it may be brought to the attention of parents,teaohers and others who should employ all measures possible to keep the children off the traok. There is no time of day when boys and girls are wholly absent, but the worst houraare when the ohildren are on their way to or returning home from sohool. Large Crowd Attended dame. A large number of Danville people witnessed an exciting,and well played base ball game between the Cuban Giants and Bloomsburg Normal Sohool at Bloomsburg yesterday afternoon. The game was very close until the seventh inning. The final Bnore waa 6 to 1 in favor of the Giants. Those from this oity who attended the game were: John Foster,. Alex. Foster, Harry Fields. Elias Maier, Will Anderson. George Anderson, Thomas Tooey, Theodore Fisuher, Rob ert Adams,Moran Waite.W. J. Baldy, Eugene Maus, R. B. Diehl, Rev. W. O. MaOormack, William MoOlure, James Scarlet, Ralph Kisner, William Russell, Thomas Welsh, Joseph Heim, Harry Welliver, Joe Rosenthal, Isador Rosenthal, George Maiers, Dr. E. A. Ourry.G. Shoop Hunt, Dr. J. O. Reed, A. O. Amesbury and Dr. I. G. Barber. Benefit Qame. A benefit game of base ball will be played in J. B. MuOoy's yard on May 80th, Decoratioii Day. The contesting teams are "The Juuior Athletics" and | "The Third Ward Juniors " The game , Is expected to be a close one, for both team? are about evenW matched. The benefit ia for the two teams playing. A large orowd will no doubt be pres ent as both teams will work very hard to show their skill. The tiukft* are 10 cents and are ou *ale hy mrmbera of both teams. The game will oouiinouce . at 2:30 sharp. FOUR HOUSES BURGLARIZED Our town ou Saturday morniug was thrown into a state of exoitement by news that several burglaries had been oommitted during the uigltc. Four houses were robbed, the burglars get ting away with considerable booty. Three houses broken Into were sit uated ou East Market street. At the fourth lioose, East Market street, oo oupied by Abram Burger, the burglars were in the point of gaining admit tance when Mrs. Thompson, a daugh ter, was awakened, who gave the alarm. The bnrglars, two in number,escaped, but in passing uuder the eleotrio light lamp they were seeu by Newton Por sel, who noted that they were meu both short of stature. At Frank Bergner's the burglars broke open a window aud stole a gold watoh belonging to Mrs. Bergner. They did not arouse aur of the in mates and Mr. and Mra. Bergner did not know they were robbed until Sat urday morniug. At Whitefield Ford's they also foro ed an entrauce through a window and operated so quietly that they did not oause any alarm. They there stole eight dollars in money. At John Johns' the burglars found one of the windows raised and a screen inserted. They had no difficulty in gaining entrance here. Inside tliey ran across a lot of eatables and par took of quite a lunoh, leaving the rern uants of their feast soattered over the floor. Their booty consisted of a child's bank containing a small sum of mouey. Leaviug East Market street the bur glars prooeeded to the D. L. & W. station where they attaoked the hotel opposite oonducted by Eugene Moyer. They here foroed their way through a wiudow into the bar room The oash register oootained abouts3. This they oarried out ou the railroad breaking it open aud removing the mouey. They also stole from the hotel four bottles of whiskey and five boxes of oigars. The burglars were evideutly strang ers and BUBpicion pointed to a group of hobos who were found in hiding about the Bessemer blast faruace.Sat urday, but who were routed during the afternoon. Edwin rtoore Valedictorian. The seniors ot the High Sohool have completed their work for the year aud are now eujoyiug a vacation ot two weeks preparatory to Commencement. Edwin Moore oarries off first honors. Catherine Vastine has second honors. Other members of the olass who have attained an average of 95 for the last three years are as follows; Verna Reed, Bertha Ease. Bessie Hooley, Amanda Youugman, Mary Lyon. The following are down for orationß at Commencement: Edwin Moore "The Unknown Hero." Catherine Vastine—"The Heracles of Uodern Nations." Lucretia Rhodes "Rowing, Not Drifting." Verna Reed—"Wiuniug Elements." Mary Lyon—"Modern Cerberus." Bessie Hooley—"Olass Poem." Presentations will be made by Marie Fetterman aud Amanda Youngmau. Bertha Kase will deliver the Mantle Oration. Isbaella Blue will accept the Mau tie. Blanche Seohler—"Olass History." Helen Tooey—" Olass Proplieoy. " Department of Music. The music recital,whioh was a feat ure of the close of the school term last year will be repeated this season and will take place in the High Sohool room on the evening of Friday, May 36th, at 8 o'olook and will last one hoar. The object of holding the re oital in the evening instead of during the day as last year is to give parents of pupils, employed during the day,an opportunity to be present. The reoital program will consist of ohart work, songs, and the like taken from the teit books as the work is carried on in grades daring the year. The Idea is to give the publio a fair idea of the work done in mußio through out the sohools rather than to give a first clasß entertainment. A cordial invitation, therefore, is extended to parents and others interested in the progress of the sobools to be present at the reoital. The first recital was held last spring. The one arranged for the present will be in many respects similar to the one last season, but will be more advano ed at some atagea owing to the faot that one year's work has been added to the oourse. The department of mußio is advanoing steadily and the reoital next year will be still more ad vanoed than the present. • A New Fence Law. The new line fenoe law whioh waa recently approved by Governor Penny packer, will be of intereßt to every farmer and property owner in thia state. The aat provides that eaoh prop erty owner muet keep up half of the Hue fence and if he doea not the ad joining property owner oan put up the fence and collect the cost for so doing. In oase of disputes the township audi tors are made the arbitrators. In this capacity tpwnship audito.s wiII be im portant offloers hereafter as line fenoe disputes are uumeroua. Soon all roads will Ibad to Williams port for the Knights Templar, and many there will be who will travel them. DANVILLE HOLDS J* CUP The Daaville Qun Club is holding a two days' blue rook shoot at Hunter's Park, whioh began Tuesday. Condi tions were fairly favorable for shoot ing and some good totals were attain ed. Following is the score : Event No. 1, ten targets—H. Money, 10; Hess, 10; Tovev.fi; Rohrer, 2 ; Speis er, !»; Rudy, 7; Dietz, 8. Event No. SI, fifteen targets—H. Money, 11; Hess, 10; Tovey, 7; Rolir er, fi; Spleser.ll; Rudy. 10; Ditez, 12. Event No. 3, twenty targets—H. Money, 18; Hess, 15; Tovey, 12; Rohr er, 6; Speiser, 16; Dietz, 14; Mouey, 16; Derr, a; Meusbaoh. 10. Event No. 4, fifteen targets— H. Money, 12; Hess, 14; Tovey, 11; Speis er, 12; Kudy, 12; Dietz,l2; Money,lo; Derr, 13; Meusbaoh, 13; Lawrenoe 12. Event No. S,ten targets—H. Money, 10; Hess,9; Tovey,9; Rohrer, 5; Speis er, 8; Kudy, 6; Dietz, 9; Money, 0; Derr, 9; Mensbach, 4; Lawrence, 7. Event No. 6, twenty targets— H. Money, 19; HOBS, 14, Tovey.l2; Speis er, 16; Dietz, 17; Money, 17; Derr, 11; Mensbach, ,12. Event No. 7, gfteeu targets—H. Money, 15; Hess, 14; Tovey, 8; Rohr er, 10; Speiaer, 12; Dietz, 12; Money, 10. Event 8, fifteen targets—Money, 14; Hess, 13; Tovey. 10; Speiser, 13; Rudy, 13; Dietz, 10; Mouey, 11; Derr, 10; Menßbaoh, 10; Lawrenoe, 13. Event No. 9, twenty targets—H. Money, 18; Hess, 18; Speiser, 15; Dietz, 17; Mouey,ls; Derr, 14; Meusbaoh,l6. Event No. 10, fifteen targets—H. Money, 13; Hess, 15; Speiser, 13 ; Rudy, 8; Dietz, 12; Mouey, 12. Event No. 11, fifteen targets—H. Mouey, 14; Hess, 13; Speiser, 13; Rudy, 14; Dietz, 13; Money, 14. Eveut No. 12, ten targets— H. Mouey, 10; Hess, 9; Speiser,7; Rudy,7; Dietz, 9; Money, 5. Totals—H. Money, 164; Hess, 154; Tovey, 74; Rohrer, 29; Speiser, 144; Rudy, 77; Dietz, 145: Money, 118; Derr, 66; Meusbaoh, 65; Lawrenoe 82. The annual spring Target Tourua ment of the Danville Oun Oluh,which began Tuesday morning, oame to a close last evening. The shoot was one of the moat successful ever held by the Danville olub. As on Tuesday the weather condi tions yesterday were maiuly favorable. For awhile during the afternoon the wind interfered somewhat with the shooting, but nevertheless the scores made were uniformly good. On eaoh day shooting began at 10o'clock sharp, lunoh beiug served on the ground. The principal event of the shoot was the team raoe for a loving oop, whioh took place yesterday afternoon aud wac won by Danville. The onp was pur chased by the Danville Oun Olub to be contested for by auy team in Penn sylvania. The only teams that enter ed the race were the Milton Rod and Gun Olub and the Danville Gun Club. There were five men on eaoh side, the uumber of targets being 25. In the oup contest, although the wind was blowing hard, Danville ont distanced its competitor, Speiser piling up a score of 25 straight. The soores for the day were aB fol lows : HIT MISSED [Money. 168 23 Hess 134 81 Qodcharles 153 68 Diets 188 63 Mason, J. D 183 27 Haney 128 47 Mason, F. H 104 81 Rishel...' 186 49 Speiser.. 163 28 Fox 26 25 Lawrence 78 32 Body 78 42 Strine 46 34 Harris 27 38 DeHaas 21 29 Phile 87 28 Military Coat With a History. Mrs. R. W. Eggert lias in her posses sion highly prized heirlooms in the form of a military hat and ooat worn by her father, Valentine Best, when he was Brigadier General of the mil itary in the early 40's. The ooat, of navy blue, lined with white satin, and highly deoorated, is unlike anything ever aeen by men now living and is without counterpart ex oept in old engravings allowing mili tary heroes dead and gone for many years. The coat is some approach to the claw-hammer pattern. It is double breasted with ten buttons on each side. Ou eaoli shoulder is a rioli epaulette, while at the extreme end of eaoh of the long uarrow tails is a heavily em broidered star indicating the wearer's rank. The ooat ia well preserved and ia still a handsome garment. It was worn on at least one distinguished State oo caaion and that waa when General Soott with liia staff visited Danville. On that nooaaion General Scott was the guest 9.( General Best at the fam ily homestead on the present aite of the Groue building oooupied by the post office ana the looal lodge of Elka. Valentine Beßt wax one of Danville's most diatinguislied oitizena. He waa founder o( the Danville Intelligencer. He was Speaker of the Senate and it was solely through his efiorta that Montour oounty was formed. Commencement exercises will have i the oall for the next few weeka. WANT TO BUY JHE FERRY Mow that the river bridge has been completed and the prospeots are that it will be turned over to the two coun ties at almost any day the logioal Beqaeuoa would seem to be that we will have little more use for the ferry boat witii the oable, etc., making op its equipment. As a consequence com munications are being reoeived at the oflloe of the Oonnty Commissioners looking to the purohase of the ferry outfit. The free ferry up to the present stands the two ouunties about one thousaud dollars. The outfit has been in nse a trifle over a year and while it has depreciated somewhat the Com missioners think it ougiit to be oheap at one half of its oost, or five hundred dollars, and have decided upon that figure as a prioe. The terry boat is one of the largest and best used on the North Branoh and it is wanted at several points where bridges taken away by the ice gorge have not yet been replaced. According to indications 'Danville itself may have ÜBB for the ferry for an indefinite time longer. Up to the pres ent the Oounty Commissioners have had no word as to the nature of the inspectors' report who examined the bridge last Saturday and it is not known whether or not the report has been presented to the Dauphin Oounty Court. Complications relating to the approaoh at the Sooth Side are suoh as to make it impossible to prediot when the bridge may be thrown open to the publio. Meanwhile the farmers of Rush and Oearhart townships are subjected to no end of inoonvenience and feel very muoh aggrieved that now when the bridge is at last completed there shonld be so much delay. When they visit town they often find it almost impos sible to get through with their busi ness in time to oatch the ferry before it oloses down for the night. Now that the river approaches low water mark the ferry begins to make slower time. At certain hours there is quite a congestion of wagons entailing a long and tedious wait at eaoh landing. At ll o'olock yesterday morning there were some fifteen vehicles waiting on the Danville side. Half a dozen of these were taken on the ferry, leaving nine; of that number at least one-half were left behind on the followiug trip and had to wait for the greater part of an hour. Undoubtedly we are en tering upon a season when all the de lays and annoyances of ferry travel ex perienced before are about to be re peated, whioh makes it especially un fortunate that anything should occur to prevent the use of the bridge. Celebrated Oolden Wedding. Mr. aud Mrs. Joseph L. Shannon celebrated their golden wedding an niversary at their pleasant home at Riverside, yesterday, surrounded by their nous, daughters and grandchil dren and a large number of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Shannon were married at Bloomgbnrg.May 17th, 1865, by Rev. John Moorehead, aud subsequently re moved to Riverside in 1871. During their residenoe in this community tiiey have made many friends. They have been faithful workers in St. Peter's M. E. churoh. Mr. Shannon was ac tively engaged in bnsiuess In this oily until about a year ago, when he retir ed. The day was spent most delightfully by the host and hostess and their guests. Many beautiful and valuable presents were reoeived by the venerable couple. Among the gueets present were : Jaoob Hess, Mrs. Brace Eepner, Mrs. John Shannon, of Berwick; Henry K. Oman and Mrs. Frederiok Lecher, of Wilkesbarre; Mr. and Mrs. William Lorali and Mr. and Mrs. Johu Dewald, of Hughesville; Mr. aud Mrs. John Landau, of Washington, D. O. ; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boyer aud Joseph Wellington Shannon, of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. John Keim,Mrs. Reuben Boyer, MiBS Ruth Beyer, of Danville, and from Riverside the following: Rev. and Mrs. Emory T. Swartz, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gulick.Mr. and Mrs. John Oouway, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Yocum.Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Morrall, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hess aud son Jos eph, Mr. and Mrs. Jaoob Hummer, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Shannon, daughters Helon and Ethel and son Clyde, Mr. and Mrs. William Eimbel and daughters Margaret, Mabel, Dorothy and Harriet and sons Joseph and Albeit, Mr. and Mrß. R. B. Bird aud daughters Eva, Esther, Anna aud Florenoe and sou Elliott. Mr. aud Mrs. Wesley Mcrrall aud son Harold, Mes dames Oelestla Gearhart, John Geist, Hannah Pitner,Sarah Oleaver, Marga ret Kennedy, Hannah Bird, Doroaß Dimmiok, Charles Haughawout, C. O. Sholtz, William Treas, Emma Shannon and children, Ralph aud Miriam, Oatherine Hazelett, Eli Hoover, Miss Hannah Gearhart, Messrs. Isaao Hoff man and George Gaidner. During the evening the following guests were present: Mrs. Oharles Henry, of Jersey Oity; Miss Bertel Wolverton, of Sunbury; Mr. aud Mrs. Theodore W. Clayton, Mr. and Mrs. I Theodore H. Kimbel,Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Shepperson, Mr. and Mrs. John Unger, Mr. and Mrs. John McCloug ' han, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. William Ritter.Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hoover,Mesdames Edward Oath bert, Samuel Buoher, Elizabeth Roth, Miss Hattie Kimbel.Mrs. Jaoob Berger and Benjamin Landau. NO. 26 TO MANUFACTDRE DRY BATTERIES Developments liave occurred in man ufacturing ciroles daring the last few days in the light of whioh it does not seem improbable that Danville may have a new industry. William Roche of Mew York, manu facturer of the Standard Dry Battery, together with his manager, T. A. Casey, lias just paid Danville a visit, Mr. Roohe returning home Saturday and Ur. Oasey yesterday afternoon. The two gentlemen have interested themselves in the organization of a new Oompany for the manufacture of the Kempe self-winding olock. While iu this oity they investigated the vaoant buildings of the Bessemer Steel plant,one or more of whioh they find well adapted to the manufaotore of tiieir commodity. The Standard Dry Battery is used in the manufaot ura of the Rempe olock and that in it self is a reason why Mr. Roohe would like to looate his factory in Danville. There are however, other reasons that influence him, suoh as Danville's fav orable looation, its proximity to ooal and its exoellent shipping faoilties to say nothing of the town's desirability as a place of residenoe. Ur. Roohe be ing interested in the organization of the new oompany it is not unlikely that the manufacture of the Rempe olook and the Standard Dry Battery used may be consolidated. A great amouut of bulky material enters into the manufacture of the dry battery, while the prinoipal part of the product is disposed of In New York Oity. The item of freight, therefore, becomes a matter of serious considera tion. Although things look very fav orable for a new industry nothing will be done toward looating here until Mr. Roche has taken up the matter of freight with the D. L. & W. Railroad Oompany. RAILROAD WRECK INVESTIGATION That the terrifio explosions which proved so fatal in Thursday's railroad wreck at Looliiel were doe to the ig niting of powder by live coals wliioli may have been scattered among the boxes and heaps of explosives formed the gist of the testimony at the coro ner's inquest. Experts and chemists in the mannfaoture of powder showed that the kind of explosive that was packed in the demolished oar was of a low grade and it conld not be explod ed except by heat at a temperature of SOT) degrees Fahrenheit, or by a dyna mite spark from a percussion cap and not nnder any circumstances by con- expert testimony dis proved the theory of a burst gas tank. Tha hearing was oonclnded late Tues day afternoon. The testimony was given by the orew of the freight train which was wreoked by the sndden ap plication of the air brakes, and it was this wreok into which the passenger train, second section of the express, train, orashed. Tiie freight train had been flagged and in stopping, two oars were buok led ; so that it to flag the passenger train. One of the oars contained about 20,000 pounds of low grade powder, wliioli was exploded by a blaze starting from the wrecked en gine, and not by oonenssion. Among the witnesses were Howard Fry, brakeman; Lawrence Shaffer, fireman ; Conductor Kilpatriok ; O. W. Kauffman, front brakeman; and John G. Rest, engineer of the wreaked freight engine. Engineer Best testifi ed that lie made the ordinary applica tion of six ponnds air pressure and followed it with six pounds. Qeneral Superintendent Orelghton explained for the benefit of the jury, that after a searching investigation made by the railroad offloials, they had learned that the oar baok of the S7tb oar,containing the powder, was a steel oar.whioh slightly protruded upon the passenger traak and into this the en gine of the passenger train had evi dently orashed. Testimony was also given by Dr. O. B. Dudley, an export ohemist, who testified the explosion was caused by the powder, and not by conoussion. The ooroner was assisted in the In vestigation by Oonnty Solioitor Miller and District Attorney Weiss. Lyman D. Gilbert of Harrißburg, appeared as attorney for the railroad company. Attending the hearings besides Gen eral Superintendent Oreighton, of the Uain Line, were O. A. Preston, super intendent of the Uiddle division, and superintendent W. B. MoOaleb, of the Philadelphia division; M. Trump gen eral superintendent of transportation; R. N. Durborow, superintendent of motive power; J. Alexander,air brake expert; M. Kline, ohief'oar inspeotor, and H. S. G. Kerbaugh, railroad oon traotor,to whom the fatal powder was oonsigned. State Odd Fellows. SORANTON.May 17.—The business of the state grand lodge of Odd Fel lows this morning was principally de voted to roll call and speech making. Past Grand Master Amos Hall present ed a resolution on a suitable testi monial to Grand Treasurer M. Richard Uuokle. who will be installed for the fiftieth suooessive time as grand tre surer of the order. The testimonial will be presented at this afternoon's sessioo. An amendment to the by-laws, providing for the assistant grand sec retary, was adopted. Muoli good is expeoted to follow the recent railway congress in both the management and operation of roads.