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VOL LXXVI. SOFT. GORDY HABTHH BLANKS Borough Superintendent Gordy has received from the Department of Fac tory Inspector the blauks for the Chil dren's Employment Certificate, which uuder the act of May 2, 1905, lie will be required to fill out in all cases where a minor betweeu fourteen and sixteen years desires to enter employ ment. The blauks reveal at a glance the immense amouut of work that is en tailed upon the superintendent under the uew law, which not ouly raises Ihe age below which a child may not be employed from 13 to 14 years, but ohauges the whole mode of proced ure. Considerable has already beau printed oonodruiug the uew act but it might prove instructive to review a few of the points. Under thu old law a minor between the ages of 18 and 16 years might be employed upon the presentation of a certificate issued by a justice of the peace covering the age,date and place of birth aud showing also that the said minor was able to read aiul write simple seutences correctly. The matter now is taken out of the Justice's hands and Factory Inspector, the Borough superintendent or princip al teaoher. if in the country, becomes the responsible party. The employ ment certificate to be filled out re quires the Factory Inspector, superin tendent or teacher to cover uot ouly he name, age,date and plaoe of birth, but to state the color of the minor's eyes, hair and complexion ; to give the residence of the child and of the child's parents aud to set forth wheth er he thinks the minor will be physi cally able to perforin the work requir ed aud most give the name of the em ployer aud the kind of the business,the number and street aud location of the plaut. The certificate must also set forth that the minor is abiu to read aud write aud that he has complied with the educational laws of the com monwealth. Every request for certificate must be accompanied with an age affidavit cov ering age, hate and place of birth, which must, be signed by the persou making it and must be dated aud offic ially signed by one authorized by law to admiuister oaths. The age atlidavit must iu turu be corroborated by one of the following things: Au official transcript from the pub lic record of births. Au official transcript from a rclig ious record of birth, baptism or cir oumoision. A statement from tlio teacher of the last school atteuded certifying that said child has completed at least the oourse of study required in the first five years in the public schools or its equivalent. In the case of a foreign born child recourse may be had to passenger man ifest, passport or other official recoid. As will be seen the new law has many exjelleut provisions aud leaves no loophole for those who may wish to evade it. Enjoyable Birthday Party. The ninth birthday ot Master Peuu Amesbury was celebrated Tuesday af ternoou by a party given to a large number of his young friends by his parents, Mr. aud Mrs. ArthurO. Ames bury at their home on Church street. During tho afternoon the guests were given a trolley ride to Paoles' woods, where they remained for several hours enjoying the country air and scenes of the country. Upon their return elabo rate refreshments were served. Master Amesbury was the recipient of many beautiful gifts aud hearty good wishes for happy returns of the day. Those present were: Masters .Tames Hutchison, Dan Bleolier.Hogli Porsel, Alfred Hummer, Hugh Harbor, Harold Pursel, Arthur Keefer, Robert Am mermau, John Taber,Lowis Williams, Will tialdy, Will Manger, Arthur Pe ters, Frank Swartz, Charles Jobboiu, Hammet Barry, Charles Murray, Oscar Dietz, Frank Sidler, Frauk Lunger, Oharles Hancock, William West, Johu Kiinerer, William Vastine, Ernost Rouey, Lewis Lee, Alfred Patton, Earl Mottern. Arthur Hullihoii, Sam Stein, Warreu Hoddens, Frank Startzel, James Evans, Herbert Wintorsteeii, Ralph Jones, Frank Hoffmau, Roy Fonst aud Maustin Davis. A Card to the Public. Hunter's Park has been leased by the National Amusement Company of New York and will l>e open June 24, 1905, and will lie known as Pine Mt. Park. Many elal>orate attractions and other improvements are to lie made. The Park is to made one of the most attract ive spots in Central Pennsylvania and special attention will IM> paid in securing picnics, such as church gatherings, Sun day schools, lodges and other gatherings.' There will lie 110 amount of money spar ed in making it the most pleasant pleas ure resort in this section. The improve ments outlined for Pine Mt. Park will cost several thousand dollars when com pleted. There will IM» music and dancing every night. Busses will run every 20 minutes to the Park. For time and arrangements apply to J. McDonough. Park furnished to all, and all welcome. There has l)een a new kitchen built and equipped with three large stoves and all other necessaries for the comfort ot the picnics. Very resp., JOHN w. MCDONOUGH, Business Manager. CHARLES C. LODGE, Treasurer. P. S.—Apply early for terms to avoid dates already arranged. TAX RATE FIXED AT EIGHT MILLS Sewor extensions promise to be the order of the day from now on. Two additional petitions were presented to the Borough Oooncil Friday. One was signed by a dozen property own ers ou the West Bide of Uill street, Third Ward, respectfully asking that the Borough build a sewet for the use of the abutting properties through the alley west of Mill street to connect with the large sewer passing down Secliler'H ran. The siguers were as follows: J. B. Cleaver, John H. Goes er,P. O. Murray & 2on, S, Y. Thomp son, M. D., Lawis Titel, S J. Welli ver, George K. Smith, P. P. Swentek, O. 8. Lyon, Elias Maier, 9. Dreifuss and Frank Jameson. On motion the petition was referred to til.) Committee on Sewers. A petition was also received from Samuel Werkheiser. J. Doster's Sous and Ueorge S Tillsou askiug that the sower being constructed be extended from Lower Molberry street to Bloom street through the alley joiniug prop erties of Mrs. Samuel Goldsmith, Sa muel Workheiser, Charles Hauver and others and that the Biguers bo per mitted to counect with the same. The latter petition was also referred to the Committee on Sewers. A communication was received from Borough Soiioitor Gearhart stating that ho has finally succeeded iu effect ing a settlement iu the case of Dens berger vs. the Borough of Danville and euclosiug a release aud a deed for right of way, which the Solicitor sug gested be reoorded in the Recorder's office. The Solicitor's report showed that 1120.45 have been disbursed for damages aud costs iu the oase Cn motion the Solicitor's action in the premises was approved by Council and liis suggestions as to recording deed, &c., were ordered carried out. Ou motiou it was decided that the Borough tax rate be fixed at 8 mills, the same as last year. Ou motiou it was ordered that the Street Commissioner exercise a close watch over the streets where torn up for the construction of the trolley tracks and see to it that thoy are put iu as good a conditiou a * they were before work began. Much objection was urged against the use of oinder and ashes in repairing the streets by the trolley companies. Liuiestoue was recommended. Mr. lieifsnyder biouglit up the sub ject of garbago auil ash oaim, which he tbouglit ought to be installed along Mill Btreet to assist in enforcing the garbage law. He quoted prices, which showed that cauH oould be bought at |I.BO apiece or at $21.60 per dozeu. Ou motion of Mr. Boyer, seconded by Mr. Keifsnyder, it was ordered that one dozen garbage oaiiß be parobased, and installed at intervals along Mill street. Ou motion the Market Master was instructed to euforco the ordiuuuce, which permits the vendors to occupy ou the sidewalk only « space eight feot by three feet along the curb. It was the seuse of Oounoil that those at teudius the curb stone market occupy moro space than is allotted to them. Ou motiou it was ordered that mar ket he held ou Monday, July Brd, in view of the faot that Tuesday follow ing, the regular market day, is July 4th,when the streets will be too much crowded to permit the holding of mar ket. Tho letter of President J?ruesdale to I J. H. Goeser relative to the drainage uuisauce iu the canal, which was priut- 1 ed iu these columns, was read before Council last night. 011 motion it was ordered that the Secretary notify President Trnesdale that the Sewer Committee of Council and representatives of the Board of Trade are ready to meet representa tives of the D. L. & W. Railroad Com pany at any time relative to abating the canal nuisance. On motion it was ordered that four extra policomen be employed at $2 per day to serve on the Fonrth of July. Wesley Hollobaugh and Lewis Wray, members of the Washiugtou Hose Com pany, appeared before Council asking that a system of ropairs be made to place their building in a sanitary con dition. On motion it was ordered that bids bo invitod for such repairs as are needed. The Building Committee will deoide what is necessary. Mr. Goeser oalled attention to the daugerous coudition of the P. & R. crossing at Ceuter street, describing two uarrow escapes which occurred there during the past week. Ou mo tion it was ordered that the P. & R. Railroad Company be requested to in stall a watchman at the Center street j crossing aud to place an electric bell ; at each of the other crossings in the ' Borough where there is no watchman, j The following members were present 1 at Council Friday night: Reifsiiyder, Vastine, Sweisfort, Gibson, Hughes, Magill, Boyer, Dietz, Jacobs. Goeser 1 and Fenstermacher. The following bills were approved for paymeut: BOROUGH DEPARTMENT. Kegul.r Employes $115.00 Standard Gas Co 2.66 Edward Longer 80.00 ; S*. Joseph's Church 80.00 Harry Patton aO.OO Labor on Sawer 208.94 Harman Rupp 1.00 WATER DEPARTMENT. Regular Employes $137.00 P. & R. Coal & Iron Co 161.06 Curry & Co 215.21 Franklin Boyer 26.70 P. H. Fonst 59.85 Standard Gas Oo 8.60 — - 7 _ __ "PLXDQKD BUT TO TBUTH, TO IIIW AHi lilW Wft IWATi W ABB W MAI BUU Aw DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1905 OVERHEAD CROSSING VOTED DOWN The residents of Gearhart township Saturday put the stamp of deep dis approval on the overhead crossing at the Pennsylvania tracks,on Mill street South of the river bridge. Purtuaut to the special notices sent out a melt ing took place at which only four votes were cast in favor of the over head crossing while seventy one votes were reoorded against it. The meeting took place at the usual voting place between the hours of 6 and 8 o'clook. The special notices stat ed that the overhead crossing would be discussed and a vote would be tak en to reveal the sentiment of the citi zens of the township. The sequence, however, showed that the electors had attended to the detail of disoussion before the eleotion aud when they ar rived at the meeting it was with their minds unalterably made up. Few made much of a stay. They came by twos aud threes aud in groups of .half a dozen, quietly deposited their votes aud retired A special election hoa'd was sworn in consisting of the two supervisors, P. G. Baylor and G. M. Richards, A. D. Myerly,Edward Hummer and H. J. Bird. The plaus for the overhead cross ing were on exhibition at the eleotion booth and wore examined by nearly all who voted. The plans, while made by the railroad company, were pro cured from the Danville and Suubury Trolley Company,to which,along with estimates of cost, they had been sub mitted by the Pennsylvania people ask iug that they be adopted. The people of Gearhart township, therefore,had meaus of knowiug what they were voting for. The great length of the ovorhead work aud the height at which it will have 'to be carried seems to constitute the prinoipal ob jection. The estimated cost is about 127/000. Of this the Peuusylvania Kailroad Company is willing to as sume 115,000. The plaus for inspec tion were piocured from the trolley company by the township with the consent of the railroad company. The voting coutiuued from C» to 8 o'clock. Promptly at the lattor hour the polls were declared closed aud the vote was caiefully counted, the result being as above stated—four for and ueventy-one against au overhead cross ing. House Struck by Lightning. During the thuuder storm last even ing about six o'olock the residouce of (tarry Redding, No. 218 Koust street, was struok by lightuing and the family severely shocked. | Mr. Redding was sitting on his back porcli. His sou Harry, aged 17, was | about to luave the yard with a wheel barrow and was approaching the sooth side of the house when his father sug gested that he go around the north side iu which direction he had just started, when the lightniug stroke oc curred passing around the house from the east, tearing away a portion of the porch roof, splitting one ot the posts, ripping up part of the floor, and scat tering pieces in all directions. By acting on his father's advice and taking tho opposite side of the house the young man undoubtedly saved his life. Mr*. Redding who was in the rear room was shocked, her first im pression beiug that she had been shot. The lightniug affected Mr. Reddiug more than any other member of the family,as he was ouly eight feet from where tlie bolt eutered the house. One leg was nearly deprived of sensation and (or two hours afterward was numb. Jacob Winters, who wa* in the rear of a lot on tho opposite side of the Htroet,was knocked down by the shook. River Bridge Lighted up. The bridge was lighted up last night for the first, a convenience which was much appreciated under the darkness of the cloudy rainy skies. Each of tho posts contained two elec tric light bulbs, with the exception of the two on each abutment,which were not lighted. Superintendent West ex plained to a representative of the News that> the remaining lights at each end would be in service by Saturday night. A pressure of work along some other lines aud a shortage of material are given as the reasons why the lights are not all on at present. The long row of bright lights as seen from either eud on approaching the bridge sets the structure off very nice ly while the light shed on each side walk although not of remarkable bril ! lianoy.yet is quite sufficient for walk j iug, enabling oue to avoid obstacles I and to recognize acquaintances. heaviest Rain of Season. I Tho rain yesterday oalled a halt 011 j , the several improvements under way about town,although it was very time- I ly and mjst highly appreciated by the farmers. A finely developed wheat | crop and a good yield of hay with pos ! sibly the exception of clover is assur ed. j One of the heaviest showers of tho i season visited this section last even , iug. It came from the West about 6 o'clock culminating in a downpour, which ' oveitaxed the spoutiug and made a river of Mill street where pav ed. The raiu covered a wide area and was if possible heavier at Washiugtou ville than at Danville. Like the show ers which preceded it during the day the raiu was onaccompauied by wind or by any marked electrioal manifesta tion. It was of the sort to accomplish 1 the greatest amount of good to the growing crops with the least amount 1 of damage possible to tbe farmer. LOCAL TEAM'S FINE GAME lu a close, well played game of base ball, the Danville team defeated the Cuban Giants at DeWitt'i Park Tu e day afternoon. The oontest from start to fluish was intensely interest ing and exciting. Danville went into the game deter mined, if possible,to redeem Monday's defeat. The Giants also had evidently made up their minda to win, and had, therefore, pot Bess, one of their best pitchers into the box. They put op a fast,clean ball in a way that wbb hard to beat.but the locals were iu uo wise behind in their determination or their exeontiou as was shown by the gilt edged ball they pat on exhibition throughout the nine innings. The game was opened brilliantly for the Giants by Williams the big lirst baseman who drove a clean hit to the outiield on the first ball delivered. But this speedy opening was not fol lowed by any other hits or runs until Ihe liflh inning when four pretty sing les netted two tallies for the looal team. Iu the seoond half of the fifth the Cuban Giutß made their ouly score. Iu the seventh Danville made one more tally from two hits. Mo scor ing w one in the two last iunings. The score: DANVILLE A. A. R. H. O. A. E. Gosh, if 0 1 a 0 0 Clayberger, of 0 2 1 0 0 Yerriok, 2b 0 0 8 8 1 Koss, 8b 0 0 1 8 0 Hummer, lb 0 1 12 0 0 Logan, ss 11 1 4 0 Keilly, rf 0 0 1 0 1 Edgar, o 2 u 6 0 0 Coutts, p 0 1 0 2 0 8 0 27 12 2 CUBAN GIANTS. R. H. O. A. E. Williams, lb 0 1 11 0 0 Gordon, 8b 0 2 2 1 0 Satterlield, ss 0 0 0 1 0 Galloway. If 0 0 1 0 0 Kelley, cf 1 0 2 0 0 Barnes, 2b 0 1 4 8 1 Bradley, o 0 18 10 Loyus, rf 0 0 1 0 0 Bess, p 0 0 0 4 0 1 5 27 10 1 Danville 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 o—3 Cuban Giauis 0 0001000 0-1 Three base hits Barnes. Struok out by Bess S; by Oouttß, 6. First base on called balls, off Bess 2; off Coutts "1. Time 1 hour and 28 minutes. Umpire Jones. Northumberland Republican. Tlio Republican primaries will b held iu Northumberland couuty next Saturday afternoon from fonr to seven o'clock. The return judges will meet at the Court House, Sunbury, on Mon day to compute the returiiß and name the ticket. The Republicans use the systom of Crawford oounty, and the man with the highest vote wins. There are two candidates for ooauty treasur er, Emanuel Malick of Shamokin and Robert Unir of Ut. Caimel. Oil Bor rows,of Sunbury,has the Prothonotary nomination, as there are no other can didates. There are four candidates for County Commissioner: George W. Raudenbush, of Mt. Carmel; Cooper A. Tharp of Coal township; Harvey Wen/.el of Montandon. B. L. Evans of Mt. Carmel is the only candidate for the office of mine luspeotoraud Dr. C. R. Holshue, of Shamokiu.has the raoe for coroner all to himself. There are three oaudidates for oounty auditor— J. E. Deveraux of Coal township; C. K. Morganroth and Win. J. Thomas of Shamokin. The latter is a member of the present board. riany Questions are Asked. An inquiry repeatedly made by per sons attracted to the river by the im provements under way is what the Couuty Commissioners propose to do with the unsightly spot for whioli they are responsible, lying just west of the bridge approaoh aud whioii takes on a worse appearance day by day as the improvements all around it approach completion. The Commissioners will disooverthat unless they wish to ignore publio sentiment altogether they will have to fix up this spot. They have already sold the dingy looking tool house whioli marks the site and whioli will be removed iu a short time. Beyond this nothing oau be learned concerning the plans. The County Commissioners of North umberland and Montour County are jointly responsible for this little pieoe of publio property audit would seem strange that with two aounties to pay the bill a nice retaining wall oould not be built, after which a little fill ing op would oomplote the work. New Express Wagon. Horaoe Bennett, driver lor Adams' Express Compauy here, has been fur nished with a new wagon, whioli is attractive in appearance and possesses several points of superiority over the old. It has a four standard top—is lighter than the old wagon and is equipped with a brake. It was unload ed from the oars Saturday afternoon. The old wagon was immediately load ed aud the same oar whioli brought the nnw wagon took the old one baok to the Company's headquarters. Foot Injured. Borough Eleotrioian Jones walks with a decided limp as the result of au Injury sustained while adjusting the engine at the Borough light plant on Saturday. A heavy pieoe fell on his foot mashing one of his toes. He is still able to attend to Ills duties as eleotrioian. ADJOURNED MEET ING OFTRHSTEES The Trustees of the Hospital (or the Inaaue held an Rejourned Meeting at the Institution Tuesday, the follow ing members of the board being pres ent : Messrs. H. M. Sohooii, W. L. Oouger of Danville, Hon. Alexander Billmeyer of WasliingtunTille, Hon. M. H. Kulp of Shamokin. W. F. Shay of Watsontown, and Dr. Shoemaker of Wilkesbarre. Philip H. Johnson of Philadelphia, aioliiteot for tiie temp orary buildings to be ereoted at the Hospital here and wlm accompanied the appropriations committee of the State Legislature on its visit to the Danville inetitntion last winter, was also present at the meeting of Trasteeß yesterday. Trnman Rietmeyer of Will iampsort, arohiteot for the fonr new buildings ereoted at the institution last year, was also at the Hospital yes terday looking op the prospects for future work. On the 10th inat. when thetlrst meet ing was held,none of the plans for the new work were completed. At the ad journed meeting yeßterday Architect Johnson submitted the plans for the temporary buildings and these were approved by the Trustees. The loca tion and number of these temporary strnotures, which are to be one-story high, 300 feet long and 31! feet wide, were not fully agreed upon by the Trustees at yesterday's meeting. The plans for the light and power plant are not yet oompleted, which was something of a disappointment to the Trustees, who realize the necessity of an early beginning in order to insure the completion of the plant in time for use next winter. Mr. Johnson as sured the Board of Trustees that he would have the plans ready to submit at an early day.in plenty of time to admit of the completion of the plant before winter. The architect is a brother-in law of Israel W. Durham of the Durham-Mc- Niokol contract firm of Philadelphia. The Trustees yesterday were qnite favorably impressed with Mr. John son's ability as au architect and ex pressed themselves as oonfldent that the new work designed by him wonld oonform with the best standards. Mossrs. C. P. Hanoock.W. A. Heller and O. a. Yetter.Esq. ,of the Danville and Sunbnry Street Railway Company met the Trnßteea while at the Hospital yesterday on business relating to the injunction against the trolley com pany, which was argned before Judge Staples at Danville last week. The Trustees made a proposition looking to the briugiug of the trolley track from the Borough line up to the Hos pital entrance, which the trolley com pany is holding under brief considera tion. Robbed on Train. A bold hold-np of a Reading brake man is reported from Allenwood. The brakeman, whose name is not given out,was made to give op all the change lie-had, about |4, and then compelled to jump from It is train. The hold-ap oocurred near Allen wood, abont tweuty miles south of Williamsport, late Saturday night. The brakeman was on a north-bound freight train, and was out on top of the cars. ■ Snddeuly he waß approach ed by two men who commandod him to throw np his hands, and he had no alternative. Then he was compelled to give up all the money he had with him. Fortuuately be had only ibout four dollars in his pockets at the time. Thia done, the men atepped back and commanded: "Mow yon get off the train aa quiok as yon oan." The brakeman coold not realize that they intended to enforce such a de mand at Brat, but he waa soon given to understand that they meant it, and he had to orawl down the ladder of the oar and make the leap. Fortunate ly the train was not running at a rapid rate at the time, and he alighted in safety. Then, getting liis hearings as well aa poeaible, he made his way to Allenwood atation. Later he caught another train and went to Williams port. What booame of the robbers is not kuown. It is quite likely that they jumped from the train themselves far ther on, before the disappearance of the brakie waa noticed,and made their eßoape. The Centre Street Crossing. The Borough Oounoil at its last meet ing took op the matter of the Center street orossing of the P. & R. Rail way, which the members of Oonnoil consider very dangerous. The Secre tary of the Borough was instructed to write to the P. & R. Railway Com pany apprising them of two aocidents which were narrowly averted at that point last week and requesting that a watohman be installed at the crossing and that electrio bells be placed at the other crossings of the P. & R. Rail way in town where there are no watoh raen. Soeretary Patton wrote to President George F. Bair as direoted aud yester day a notn came in reply which ac knowledged receipt of the letter and stated that the matter had been refer red to Mr. A. T. Dice, Ueneral Super intendent, who wonld give It proper atteution. Preparing to Decorate. Johu H. Bangert & 00., decoiators, have opened headquarters for flags, bonting, &0. , at 303 Mill street. The goods are not yet all unpacked, bat there are many handsome flags, of all qualities and sizes.along with bnnting galore. The firm did decorating at Milton and at Williamßport. TO HOSPITAL ENTRANCE The proposition made.by the Trus tees of the Hospital to the Danville and Snnbury Street Railway Company relative to location uf track has boen accepted by the latter and work will now proceed along new lines. Under the agreement the trolley com pany withdraws its exceptions to the vacation of the road between a couple of hundred feet this side of the Bor ough line and the oulvert over the can al at the Hospital entrauoe. At the same time the Hospital trustees with draw the injunction granted by the Uontour County Court against the Danville and Suubury Street Raitway Company. The latter company con sents to remove a couple hundred feet of track laid botween where the new road branches off and the eastern line of the Borough aud is given permission to lay its track immediately along the road relocated, which follows close along tha canal on the south aide. It was learned from the trolley com pany yesterday that work on the ex tension will begin at once and the track carried from tho Borough up to the Hospital entrance. It will not be neaessary to wait until the uew wagon road is built before constructing the trolley line,as permission is given the company to lay its tracks at once and of raising or lowering it according to grade later on. Owing to the additional work in volved in oarrying the track to the Hospital entrance the oompany will have to abandon the idea of rnnning oars on any part of its line by Satur day. It was stated yesterday that the company will make a stroug effort to have cars running between the Hospit al and the Southern end of the river bridge by July 4th. Mr. Truesdale's Prompt Reply. Our Borough Counoilmen are entitl ed to oredit for the vigor with which they are fighting the canal nuisance. The D. L. & W. Canal Company has sliowu that it appreciates how great a nuisance the old canal is and indicat ed that it is Willing to co-operate with the Borough in wiping the old water way out of existence. There is. how ever, the usual amount ofofiloial form ality and things move slowly. Condi tions, bad enough,now threaten before the reason is over to baoome well nigh intolerable aud Council wants no de lay. Pursuant to the action of Coun cil Seoretary Pal ton wrote a straight forward letter to the D. L. & W. Com pany, whioh brought a prompt reply from President Truesdale yesterday. Mr. Pattou's letter was as follows: W. H. Truesdale, President of D. L. & W. R. R. Co., New York City. Dear Sir: Your letter of the fith iust addressed to Mr. John H. Ooeser,Pres ident of the Board of Trade, has been handed to me to make a reply to the same. I beg to advise you that the Sewer Committee of Council and a committee from the Board of Trade are ready to moet the proper repre sentatives of your company regarding the abating of thennisance now exist ing in your old caual property running through the oenter of our town. Will you kindly set a time aud place for this meeting. If you are in a position to take this matter up at an early date the same will be greatly appreciated, as this old canal is oertainly in a very bad oondition aud at no part of it is it worse than about a square east and west of our main business street. This is very bad and as we are trying to improve onr town in almost every oth er way. It Is very disoouraging to face anything like this right in the center of our town. Following is Mr. Truesdale's reply; Mr. H. B. Patton, Seo'y Borough of Danville. Dear Sir : Your letter of the 17th Inst dnly received. I liavo referred it to our Chief Engineer M. L. Bush of Ho boken, asking him to arrange either direct with you or through his divis ion engineer, Mr. Ray, of Scrauton, for a oonferouce such as you ask for. Yours truly, W. H. Truesdale, President. It is believed that a oonference be tween representatives of different bod ies interested oan soon be arranged, after whioli effective measures will be adopted relieving the town of the oan al nuisance. Council is willing to do its part.and if the owners will assume the piping the Borough will attend to the old water way in other respects eveu to the extent of filling it np along certain portions of its oourse. Boy Painfully Injured. Porter, soil of John Hurley, Upper Mulberry straet, met with a painful aooident last evening. He fell from a olierry tree in his father's yard, on his way down striking some nails which had been driveu into a tree for another purpose. One of liia legs was lacerated very badly, Dr. Paules, who was oalled, finding it necessary to in sert eight stiohes. More Relief Associations. One of the results of the Four Ooun ty Kiremen's Convention at Ashland last week will be the organization of relief associations In towns and bor onghs where such does not exist. These associations are entitled to a pro rata share of the tax paid to the State by the foreign insnranoe companies. The money is nsed for the benefit of fire men injured while on dnty or for the relief of their families in case of death while fighting fires. ERWIN HUNTER BADLY BITTEN Dewey, a large Newfoundland dog, with an uuisavory reputation for fero ciousness, committed a terrible as sault upon his owuer, Eiwin Huuter, last night aud as the result paid the penalty with his life. Dewey was not a pure Newfound land,and to his mongrel nature was tributed his vicious qualities. He was a good watch dog, but was uusafe to be at large eveu on his master's prem ises. He was therefore kept chained most of the time. When he happened to get loose those who understood the situation generally climbed into nafe positions. The dog had a long list of atrocities to his credit, only a week or so ago making an attack upon a boy uamed Vau Horn, employed about the livery stable, which 6ent him to the doctor's for treatment. When angered, the dog seemed to be govern ed by the instiucts of a wild beast and he was apt to spring for his vic tim's throat. Upon Charles Hunter, who came unexpectedly upou him in the stable recently the dog made an assault, missing his throat, however, aud seizing in his toeth instead his coat collar, which was buttoned under his ohin. The dog was formerly own ed by Joseph Smith, the butcher and was even then knowu as vicious and dangerous. Last ovening Mr. Hunter unchained the dog for the purpose of giving him some water. All went well until the liveryman went to chain the dog. Tak ing him by the collar Mr. Huuter was in the act of snapping the chain into the ring when the dog with all his savage nature aroused sprang upon him. The mau endeavored to hold him off by the collar, but the frantic dog seized his left arm sinking his tusks deep into tho flesh and biting him re peatedly between the elbow and wrist. Mr. Hunter realizing that the dog would fight to the fiutsh called for help, but before assistance came he was badly bitten not only upon the arm but upon both knees, aud other parts of the body. The savage brute was literally over powered by numbers. He was iu a mood to kill anyone that he could reaoh and it was deoided to put an end to his career ou the spot. The coutents of one pistol were emptied into him without producing death ; several shots from another re volver failed to do the work, when a shot gnn was produced, which inflict ed his quietus. Mr. Hunter was taken to the office of Dr. P. C. Newbaker, who cauteriz ed aud dressed the wouuds. Arranging for Conference. People desiring to attend the Kagles More Bible conference botween July and 12 may obtain card orders for re duced railroad ratOß. The speakers this year iuolode the following: Rob ert W. Holers, Ph. D., D. D , Rev. John F. Carson, D. D.. Bishop Ru dolph Dobs. D. D.,IJ L. D.,and Rev. Charles E. Hurlbuit, director ot Afri can Inland Mission. The natural attractions of Eagles Mere are known here and doubtless mauy will take the opportunity of en joying their onting at a time when they may hear the noted speakers men tioned. The program includes address es mornings and evenings, leaving the afternoon for recreation. Upon payment of s'2 for registration fee one may gain admission to the ses sions and get reduced rates at the ho tels ranging from eight dollars to four teen for the conference. The Portable Saloon. The portable saloon in Freeland must go,according to the decree of the Tax paver's Association, and as a result, seven bottlers were oirested Tuesday and obliged to give bond for appear ance at next term of court. There are now fifteen beer venders arrested on charge of violating the li cense law. The men nrrested ate for the most part employes of brewers, who sent teams into the mining villages. These drivers sold beer and whiskey by the bottle or keg from the wagon, and none held an individual license. The business was growing to such proportion that on payday at the mines the number of beer wagons lined up in some villages was as great as the num ber of houses. Coal and iron police, have repeatedly been oidored to drive them oat, bat with little success. Temperanoe people have drummed at the coal companies to stop the tratlio with the same result. Distriot Attor ney Jones, urged by the taxpayers, has taken a hand and is determined to make a clean job of it. For Congress. Wm. H. Rhawn, Esq.,of Ontawissa, is being prominently spoken of as a candidate for Congress in this district and it is said npon good authority that Ur. Rhawn is not advorse to entering the field. He is one of Columbia Coun ty's foremost attorneys and is a staunch Demoorat. As to his ability to fill tho position he is fTilly qualified in evory particular.— Bloomsburg Daily. The Shamokln-Sunbury Trolley. The electrio railway connecting Sun bury and Shainokin, is declared to be advanced to a point where all that re mains neoessary is the securing of a few rights of way, before the work of construction may be started. Five hundred men will he put to work with in sevetal weeks. This in the declara tion that was made in Shamokiu on Saturday. NO. 31 RURAL 'PHONES ARE INSTALLED Some thirty 'phones are already in stalled on the rural system between Strawberry Kidge, .Jerseytown, White Hall ami Exchange, and although con nection is not yet established with the United system the subscribers are eu ablod to talk with each other over the wide territory embraced by the above named towns. At present the subscribers aro fa miliarizing themselves with ttie use of their 'phones. They have a good bit to learn, as'they are all at present on the same pair of wire* and their calls, a combination of shorts and longs, as may be imagined, are a little confus ing. It will come all right in a short time, however, and the ocoupants of any particular houso will distinguish their own call readily enough from the number of others that pass over • the same pair of wires. In a very short time all the arrange ments will be perfected whereby the rural 'phone can connect with the United system and residents of the county as far ott as Exchange oan talk to Danville, Bloomsburg aud other points. This will bo a luxury, indeed, appreciated alike by the residents of Daaville aud those of the northern end of the county, who have always been without the advantages of telegraph or telephone communication. The full advantages when connection is made were well illustrated by an incident which occurred on the rural sytsem tho other night. A valuable horse belonging to J. A. Essick, was taken very sick and the services of a skillful veterinarian were wanted im mediately. Mr. Kssick's first impulse was to send some one post haste to Danville or Bloomsburg for a veteri narian, but ho happended to think of his new telephone aud he quickly devis ed a means for reaching Bloomsburg. Among tho subscribers of the rural 'phone at Jerseytown is Dr. Shumau, who, also has a United 'phono in the house. He called up the physician who in compliance with Mr. Essick's re quest went to the other 'phono aud called up the Bloomsburg voterinary. The latter left instantly for Mr. Es sick's aud notwithstanding the long distance arrived there before daylight and administered to the sick horse, which recoverod. As au object lesson the above incident appeals very strong ly to the farmers aud none are inclin ed .to rogiet that they have installed a 'phone. Another Awning is Removed. The property owners certainly merit praiso for tho manner in which they take hold of sidewalk improvement on Mill street. Over considerably more than one-half of the street the pave ments are finished. The repairs in ev- I cry instance are in skillful and re sponsible hands. The work is nowhere slighted and the broad twelve foot sidewalks artistically finished gives our paveJ street au appearance that com pares favorably with our larger cities. Yesterday the wooden awning was taken down from in front of the Gold smith building occupied by R. L. Marks' clothing store. W. L. Sidler's tine flag stone pavement' is completed at Mill and East Market street. Work yesterday was boguu on the new flag stone pavement adjoining belonging to tho David Clark estate, in front of the building occupied by. Dr. I. H. Jeu nings. A pavement to match will be laid in front of J. D. Gosli's drag store, stone for which have already been unloaded on tho spot. Among other pavements that have been ex tended outward to conform with the relocation of the curbing brought about bv street paving is the hand some concrete sidewalk in front of the Scarlet rosidenco, which was complet ed a few days ago. Cloud Burst at Troy, Pa. South bound trains ou the Pennsyl vania road wero several hours late yes terday morning owing to a stretoh of track, west of Look Haven,being wash ed away by high water. Dispatches from np the road indloate that maoh damage was dooe. A oloudburst at Troy, Pa.. Tuesday night flooded the village and did great damage. The town is on two branches of Bugar Creek. Both branches over flowed their banks and two bridges spanning them wero swept away. A tonnery and extensive lumber sheds, a furniture store, livery stable and a carriage storehouse wore wash ed from their foundations and wreok ed. Evergreen, live miles from Pittsbur WHS the scene of another cloudburst Tuesday evening. Girty's Run rose twenty feet in twenty minutes, The torrent poured through Milvale and Sharpsburg, carrying otf stables and workshops, weakening the foundations of bridges and covering street oar tracks several feet deep. The flood poured into a number of basement kitchens where [families were eating snpper,forcing them to leave the meal to save their lives. Hundreds fled to higher ground but the flood quickly subsided. O. B. Sweitzer has now completed the concrete work at the new wing wall at the bridge approach. The next step will be to erect a gin pole for the purpose of lifting the two top ooarges of stone over from tho wing wall flrat built to the oonoreta wail. The onrb ing is also reset from the end of the ooncrete wall to the building line oil Front street. The oiiange altogether carries with it a big improvement, which even at this stage of the work is perceptible. It will be some day* until the work is completed.