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VOL. LXXVI. 6. A. R. PICHIC OH AUGUST 12 The G. A. K Picuio of the Susque hanna Diitricl will again be held at Edgewood Park, Shaiuokin, this year and will take place on Saturday, Au gust lttb. Tbe time and place of holding the plonlo was decided upou in this city, Saturday, when a meeting of the Cum mittee of Arrangements took place in Q. A.H. Hall VI a o'clock in the af ternoon. The following members of *4l© Committee were present: William M. Heddeus, President, aud Jacob U. '•r Viler, Secretary, of the Association ; J. W. Caldwell,of Milton; and George W. Sterner, of Bloomsburg. Some seventeen Posts are embraced In the Association taking iu the fol lowing towm: Watsontowu, Miltou, Northumberland, Lewisbarg, Mifflin burg, Sunbury.Sliaiuokiu, Mt. Curuiel, Bloomsburg, Oatawisaa, Berwick, and Danville. The annual outing as usual will be in tbe form of a basket picnic and will be open to everybody. A special train Will be run from Danville, with fare for round trip iucludiug trolley to Edge wood Park, one dollar. There will be noted speakers ou hand. Among tlioae present will be Depart ment Commauder aud Staff. The plans are all laid to secure a large atteud anoe. The exoursiou tram will be run from Danville this year and will be for the benefit of Uoodrioh Post, No. 32, G. A. R. If proper terms cmi be made a band will boemployed iu Dan ville, in which eveut it will accom pany the excursion train. The G. A. K. Picnic of the Siifque hanna Distiict is held annually, the preieat being the third year in succes sion that it has bieu held iu Edge wood Park. They are always success ful aud well attended affairs. Dr. Eveland Elected President. Rev. Dr. Eveland, of Bloomsburg, who was teudered tiie Presidency of Dioklnsou Seminary, Williamsport, a little more than a month ago by the old Board of Directors, but who with held au aooeptauce of the same, wus Monday agaiu eleoted by the present directors. Of his aoceptauce now there li no ledger a doubt,as the authorities by whom he has been olioseu are at the beginning, not the of their term. He will begin his administra tion nnder the most favorable auspioes, and with the Semiuary in a highly prosperous oondltion, as it was left by the lamented Dr. Gray after a quarter ot a oentury of honored administra tive service. The new president is a scholar and a minleter of great ability aud high ■landing, possessiug the esteem and the confidence of all who know liim. He will be accepted as a worthy and an admirable successor to the late Or Q.sy, and is thouroughly qualified to take op and oontinue the work where It was brokeu off by doath. Ho is iu the prime of vigorous manhood, and has had ample experience in tliu ed ucational Held. Uuder the circum •tanoes the friends of Diokinson will expeot good results from the new Presi dent, and In the expectation they will be anre toaocord him their most hearty 00-operatiou. Columbia and Montour Road. 'One of the most important deals over oonmmmated by the Columbia & Mon tour Klectrio Railroad was that by whioh the Company has become the owner of the land whioh they now oc oupy on the tow path of the Pennsyl vania canal betweeu Rupert and Cata wissa and whioh they now hold under a lease With the D. L. & W. R. R. The purchase of the land was made at a oonfe'euoe held in New York City last week between K. R Sponsler,rep resenting the trolley road, and Presi dent Trnesdale of the D. L & W. R. R. The purohase of this laud has been desired by the C. & M. people fur some time, for holding it under noth ing more substantial than a lease,they were at any time liable to lose that right of way, praotically the only feasible way of getting luto Catawissa, the road from Rupert being too narrow and the charaoter of the laud abutting the road beiug such as to make its widening at certain poluts only posni ble at great cost. Decision Affirmed. The Superior Court at Philadelphia, has handed down a decision affirming the lodgment of the Court of Common Pleas of Northumberland county, in the oase of John and Margaret J. Eith er vs. Mineral R. R. and M. Co Plaintiff sued for damages for the death of their SOD, Howard who was killed by a vioious mule named Joe, in the Cameron mines. They wire awarded |717, and the dicision of the appellate oourt affirms tho judgment Attorney J. W. Gilhspic for tho plaintiff took an appeal from the judg ment of the lower oourt that damages for lots of serviaea ouly and not for death, oonld be recovered The judg ment was also affirmed. The appeal from the judgment of 9717 was taken by Attorneys. H. Wnl vertoo for the defeudant. Convention in September. The twenty-third annual conclave of the United Grand Oouiiiiandery of the Knights Templar for the Slate of Penasyivania will be held in Harris burg on September lltli and I3ih. There will be a giand parade and elaborate arrangements are being made to entertain the visitors. SOLDIER BOYS HOME FROM CAMP Uoiupanv F, Twelfth Regiment, N. G. P., soiled mid begrimed from hik ing ami participating in mimic battle . Saturday eviiiiuii arrived lioine from encampment ou the 5:50 Pennsylvania train, whioli was over half an hoar | late. The boys were bronzed, a trifle woary probably, but in the very best of spirits. Whatever the effect may have been on Home of the other com panies hiking and playing war through ont with all the strenuousuess of ao lion implied was exactly to the liking of the hardy boys of Company K and there was probably not one,but would have been glad to have turned arouud and repeated the oompauy's participa tion in the game of war. Captain Gearhart Saturday night spoke of his men in teruis of highest praise. It is the best company, he said, that he ever took to enoamp inent. Aside from their powers of en- aud familiarity with their duties their conduct was most ex emplary aud during the entire week not ono had done anytliiug to cause the least annoyance or embarrassment. Speaking of endurance it is a great deal to Bay for the boys of Company F that during the wearisome march to Bellaire aud bauk as well as iu the b.tttle on the third day not one was affected by the fatigue or the intense lie it. The march iu all was one of some thirty miles and soldiers of the other companies fell by the wayside like Hies. To make the contrast all the morn remarkable Company F was on provost guard all Sunday night. It was taken out at -1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon ; at 0 :.t0 o'clock Monday morning it was taken off provost duty and thrown right iuto the march. Under the cir cumstances upon arriving at Rellaire the company was naturally a little fatigued, but it showed no sigus of wilting and when tlio troop* entered the village there were none in higher spirits or sang more lustily than Com pany F. The march was a tough experience for probably the majority of the bri gade, hut it was a good object lossou to show the stuff that the boys are made of aud what they oould be oall ed upon to endure iu case of neces sity. Speaking for ouroompany it was one of the most enjoyable features of camp. Oue of the most interesting features of the war game was the mimic battle ou Wednesday. Company F captnred a squad and a full compauy belonging to the Thirteenth Regiment and had plenty of exciting experiences. The putting up and taking down of the dog tents was also an experience new to the Guard. The inspection Friday did not prove as trying an ordeal as was expected. It was found Impracticable to fully inspect the Guard at eucampmeut, as the time consumed would not have been loss than two days. It was decid ed, tiierefore, merely to look over the Guard, only inspecting the pieces and the men's appearance. The in spection was conducted by Colonel Sweeny, lußpeotor General. Gover nor Pennypacker and others were with him. Although by no means as close as the boys expected, yet the inspection proved a pretty trying experience to the guardsmen, who were over-awed by the preseuoe of tho Governor and the olhor high officials. Nevertheless there is not one of the boys but who has brought home with him the kind liest recollections ot the Chief Execu tive. As the Governor moved along he spoke very encouragingly to the boys and did everything to make them feel at ease. He seemed to pay particular attention to the bayonet, seeiug that it was plaoßil in the scabbard rightly. On several oooasioUß lie took the bay onet out himself, replacing it as it ought to have heen. Charles Battaglia Before Oglesby Charles Battaglia, the well known Italian padrone, yesterday was ar raigned before Justice of the Peaoe Oglesby. The complainant iu the case was Andrew Soliatz, who accused Bat taglia of obtaining goods under false pretense Last October,acoording to the infor mation, Battaglia bought shoes of Soliatz to the value of 131.70, repre senting that the trolley company would pay for them, taking the amount fiom his pay. The trolley company refused to pay for the shoes and it is alleged that the defendant knew they would not, as there was DO arrangement be tween the two to that effect. Justice Oglesby held Battaglia un der SIOO bail lor further hearing, hut the defendant later settled the bill in full. Puddler Struck by Switcher. Thomas Sheehau, a puddler employ ed at the Heading Iron Works, was struck by a P. & ft. switoher yester day morning and was slightly injured. A slioit distance north of Center street crossing tho man had sat down 011 tho edge of the rail road ties to rest and in that position fell asleep. Some time afterward the switoli on giuo came rolling along without mak- I ing much noise anl before it oonld be I Stopped struck the mau throwing liim into the gutter. The crew at once picked him op and took liim to his liuuio on Little Ash street. Fortunately lie was not badly injured. He sustained a blow along side the head, the effeot of whioh soon wore off. He stated yesterday that he expected to woik last night,. -FUEDOKD BUT TO TBUTH, TO ÜBUTT AHB UW-M MTOB BWATB Ul AHB TO HU SHALL IWE" DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1905. DANVILLE WINS EXCITING GAME The second game of base ball of the Dauville-Rloomsburg series was play ed at DeWitt's Park Saturday after noon, aud was ono of the niOßt excit ing and hotly oontested games seen ou the local (liamoud iu Home time. Botli sides wore determined to win and it was anybody's game until the last Rloomshurg player was oalled out and I the score stood 11-5 In favor of Dan ville. A large contingent of rooters accom panied the visiting team to this city, who throughout the game vied with the local enthusiasts in cheering and enoouraging the players. The game, while intensely exciting, was not well played by either team—a number of uostly errors and mlsplays being made ou both sides during the nine innings. But this dutraoted from tlia pleasure of the occasion not at all, eaoli error seeming to arouie moie interest iu the struggle. Danville started the scoring in the second inning with two men out, La wrence was presented with a pass to first. MoCloud singled aud UOBII weut to first on balls. With the bases full Clayberger's pretty liner over second base easily brought in two runs and left ;«o men on bases. The side was retired, however, ou an easy fly to oonter. Three hits and a base ou balls iu the fourth notted another tally for the locals. Iu the fifth inning Bloomsburg ral lied and made her first showing on the tally sheet. With two men out the visitors made connection with Honey's ourves for throe Biugles and a base ou errors, whioli put a 8 inside of their goose egg aud tied the Bcore. Iu the the seventh inning Dan ville again took the lead. (Japtain Yerrick walked, and then in quiok succession Archie's timely two-bag ger aud singles from Logan and Deen biought iu 3 ruuß. the sooie standing (1-8 iu favot ot Danville. This euded Danville's Homing. , The visitors got one ran iu the seventh aud one in the eighth. During their last tiuie at bat they tried hard to get oue mau over the home plate, needing but a single run to tie the soore. Three hits they made iu this last inuing but it avail ed them nothing. Oue caught at sec ond, oue struck out aud the last with a pop fly to Yoriick ended the strug gle with Danville oue point in the lead. The score: DANVILLE. R. H. O A. E. Gosh, If 1 a I 0 0 Clayberger, of 1 3 0 0 0 Koss, 3b 0 I a a 1 Yerrick, ab I 0 4 1 0 Hummer, c 11 H 1 0 Logan, ss 1 0 4 3 1 Deen, lb ... 1 a 0 0 a Lawrence, rf 0 1 0 a 0 McCloud, p 0 11 1 0 Totals (I 10 2? 10 4 BLOOMSBURG. R. H. O. A. E. Prioe, of 1 a 3 1 0 Edgar, o 0 a a a 0 Rhodomoyer, lb 0 1 10 1 0 Brooke, rf I a I 0 1 Gerringer. If 0 3 3 0 0 Reighard, 3b 0 1 4 H 1 Gillen, SB 0 0 1 0 1 Nagle, p 1 a 0 0 0 Little, ab a 1 3 I 0 Totals S 13 37 11 3 Danville 03010030 o—6 Bloomsburg 00003011 o—s Two base hits, Hummer. Struok out, by McOloud, 0; by Ni|glo,l. First base on called balls, off Mouloud, 1; off Nagle 5. Umpire, Jones. Will Be Wedded Next Week. Ou Thursday of next week, July 37, Miss Bertha Smith, daughter of G. K. Smith, will be married to Mr. Bruce Hartman, of Hawaii, Sandwich Is lands. Ou tho day of the wedding the happy oouple will start for Hawaii, where the groom holds a lucrative position and whore they will reside in the future. The journey will prove a loug and wearisome oue. Under the best time made iu crossing the continent by rail passeugers are shot up in the cars for Ave consHcutivn days. Tne couple will stop off at the Portland Exposition,be yond which point they will proceed to San Francisco, where August Uth they will embark for the Sandwich Islands arriving there August 16th. Barn and Calves Destroyed. Ou the Peter Voris estate farm, in Cliillisquaque township, Northumber land oouuty, five miles southwest of Milton, the barn was struck by light ning Tuesday aud two oalves were killed. The barn took fire, and all the hay, now wheat, wagous and farming implement* wereJdeßtroyed.as were all the outbuildiugs. There was au in surance of only #1,300. Pastor Absent. Owing to the fact that the pastor has been unexpectedly called away, tli9re will bo no preachiug In Trinity Reformed Church, Strawborry Ridge ou next Sunday, July 33. Sunday School will he held at the usual hour. There will be Sunday Saliool aud reg ular services on tho following Sun day. Tho midsummer sun is certainly do ing a businoss that indioatrs a deter mination to make good for previous short oomiugs. WILL INSPECT STREET_PAVEMENT The pavement on Mill street, whioli was completed some weeks ago, but whioli lias not yet been taken off the contractor's hands, will be given its final inspection today p-eparatory to settling for the work. Tlio Streets and Bridges Committee of Council, Bor ough Engineer George F. Keeter, D. J. Rogers, contractor, E. S. Miller, Street Commissioner as the different parties interested will participate in the inspection, which will begin at 8 o'clock this morning. The report will be submitted to Council at its regular meeting Friday night. The pavemont ou Mill street is gen eraly regarded as a very good job, aud it is not thought that a close inspec tion will bring any material defeotß to iglit. Here and there a brick or so Is broken or BIIOWS signs of orumbling. These of course will have to be replac ed by the contractor, who is responsi ble for the condition of the street aud must keep it in repair for a period of two years. The brickß themselves are warranted and will be replaced by the firm of whom they were puroliased. The oondition of the pavement at the caual culvert where the brickß seem to have suuken slightly is not taken as a defect. It is just what was ex peoted at that point owing to the ua ture of the material—loose earth—used iu filling up the culvert. The briok here were not grouted, the intentiou i being to take up the pavement and re lay it after the ground had settled. The settling libb been le*s than was expected after the lapse of so many months. The pavemeut will not be disturbed at present but at some sub sequent period it will be taken up by the contractor and relaid. Potatoes Will be Scarce. Farmers predict that potatoes will bring a dollar per bUßliel by fall. It is already apparent that the orop will be a failure. Add to this the fact that only a limited aoreage was plauted and we have the conditions that con tribute to scarcity and consequent high price. Potatoes wore a glut on the market last year. As spring came on the farm ers found that, they still hail a large proportion of last year's erop on hand, which they were obliged to sell at prices lower than for years past. Un der the oironmstances it was not strange that in order to avoid a sur plus the farmers were a unit in plant ing a smaller aoreage. This might have been all right if nothing had happened and the potatoes had thrived as dnring reoent years. It appears,however, from reports receiv ed from various quarters that a blight has fallen upon the potato crop and the yield may be scarcely half a one. In our own county the crop looks especially bad. In many fields the potato vines are dying or are already dead. The most experienced farmers are puzzled to And a cause for the blight. Potatoes grow nicely until a week or so ago when they suddenly turned black and began to droop and die. Of course at that point all growth and development of the tubers stop ped. Many of the hills are found with out auy salable potatoes at all, while nowhere in the fields are they large in size or numerous. New Uniforms Next Year. The rifle deoorations for the Nation al Guard, given for proficiency in tar get practice have been received. The regimental matches will be held in Suubury on August 3, 4 and 5, un der the direction of Oaptain God- Charles. About fifteen medals and prizes will be awarded to those mak ing the highest score. From those competing in the matches will be choseu the regimental team, to repre sent the 12tli at the annual state matches at Ut. Gretna, late in the summer. A new Older from the adjutant gen eral's headquarters, reduces the num ber of points necessary to make first class marksmen. The men are also required to qualify under penalty of a fine. This latter provision has raised the peroeutage of those qualifying in the Pennsylavania Guard, above that of auy other State. The days of the khaki nuiform are past. Neit year the men will reoeive suits of a darker color, like those of the officers, which will soil less easily than khaki, though wearing jußt as well. Since the National Guard is now a reserve of the United States Kegular Armv, they will be equipped entirely throughout like the regular army. Captains will be allotted two years to obtain the equipment for their men from the appropriations they receive from the State. The new rifle will take the place of the Krag Jorgensen, now in use. Photograph ol Boys' Bible Class. The photograph of the Thomas Bea ver Boys' Bible Class of the Y. U. O. A. which was taken on the occasion of the annual picnio at DeWltt's Park is rnuly for any who may wish to so on re a copy of the same. The picture may be seen at the Y. M. O. A. build ing. Second Coat of Plaster. The new residence of E. D. Peutz East Uahoning street, is approaolting completion. Boyer Brothers,the plast erers, are putting on the seoond coat of plaster. The building will be mady for oooupanoj by September. SHOWER PASSED AROiIND NORTH About 11 o'clook yesterday forenoon while our citizens were all employed —Bome pursuing thnir daily vooation* and others, of the leisuie class, busy with the difficult task of ko.ipiug cool a storm suddeuly materialized. It made its presence kuown by sudden peals of thunder,following each other in quiok succession,whioli had quite a startling effeot. Kor a few moment* it seemed to threaten Danville and then with omin ous mutteriugs of thunder It passed around northward, just as the shower of the day before passed around by the South. Judging by the manifestations It waa a violent eleotrioal shower. Peo ple were heard to remark that we would hear of uiuoh damage wrought in the path of the storm and as is shown by the s, qqeuce no one was mistaken. 'Bloomsburg seemed to get the bruut of the storm. The rain fell iu torrents and the sewers were inadequate to car ry off the surface water aud as a re sult it went ciursing down through the middle of the streets as though a miniature flood hid broken loose. For about half an hour the downpour con tinued. Accompiiuylng tlio rain was a heavy fall of hail, whioli lasted fif teen minutes. Some of the hailstoneß were as large as walnuts aud iu tl'e path of the storm the leavos of the growing ooru were cut iuto ribbons and tomato stalks and other vegetables were beaten iuto the ground. During the storm there uas flash af ter flash of vivid lightning accompani ed at the sa'iie instant with peals of deafeuing thunder. Tlio oupola on the residence of Counc ilman J. Warnor Mifflin, West Main street, Bloomsburg, was struck by lightning. The large window glast was shatter* <1 and the sasli splintered, the electriu fluid passing outside through the window ledge, whioli was also badly S|dit. Fortuuately it did not set any of the woodwork on fire. At the resideuou nf Dr. J. S John, near the Mifflin residence the light ning struok the telephone wires aud following the cirouit reached the tele phone on the inside putting it out of commission. At Uainville Isaiah Lovan had just oompleted harvesting his Bummer's orops and the barn was full to over flowing. During the storiu the barn was struok and burned to the ground. Two horses and a oow were in the boilding when it was struck. Ono of the horses along witli the cow was res cued, but the other horse perished in the flie. All the other contents were destroyed. The loss is $1,600. There was a small insurance. The roof of the Bloom Poor House reservoir was also struik by lightuiug during the storm and badly damaged. A tenant house ut Berwiok, owned by George E. Sponsler, was also badly damaged by lightning yesterday. The eleotrio fluid struck tiie chimney,shat tering it and passed down onto the first floor, where a number of pictures were torn ftoni their fastenings and a large plate glass mirror broken. The damage is at least s'2oo. For Cruelty to Animals. PHOENIXVILLK. July lit-"It is a shame. the iiimmer in which the horses of Battery (J have been abused. We will most certainly institute pro ceedings against the responsible per sons, " declared Superintendent Thom as Carlisle, of the Society for the Pre vention at Cruelty to Animals, yester day, after he hid viewed a dozen horses which will bu unahle lo work lor weeks as the rpsnlt of their ill use while in the care of the soldiers at Mount Gretna. Superintendent Carlisle and Agent Gallagher,of the Cruelty Society,oame to town this morning and made n tour of tlie stables where horses which hid been hireil to the battery were kept. There are sixteeu horses in the town under the oare of a veterinary surgeon, being treated for injuries. Superintendent Carlisle said : "There will be some wairants SWOIII out for the arrests of the men who rode these animals before I leave Phoeiilxvillr, aud upon my return to Phil idulphia 1 will consult the society's counsel aud see if there is not a w ly iu which the ollloera of the battery or regiment rau not be held liable. " "If possible I will swear out a war rant for the arrest of Brigadier Gen eral Gobin, who was in oharge of the camp, and who, to my mind, is to be oenaured for not being informed of the oondltiou of the auimala in the camp. Every move these animals made in that camp caused them pain. " Two of the horses belonging to James O. Penuypaoker, who is a cousin of Governor Penny packer, are so badly Injnred that they have been seut to the Pennyparker farm, near here, to reouperate. Bass and Salmon. Bass fishermen are meeting with pretty good lock doling the last few days. In addition to bass of large size some line speoiuirii of 811111011 are be ing pulled out of the rivei. Among those who have had especially gnnd look are Mail Carrier William Llnfd, George Boss and l.ariy Hartiuau. Taken to hospital. Mrs. George Bachiuger, Upper Mul berry street, was taken to the Hospit al at Williamsport yesterday wlieie she will undergo an operation. FOUND DEAD IN HAYMOW TIIOIIIAH Stool, until about a year ago A resident of DAiiville, WAS found dear! in the hay mow of Shaman's liv ery stable, Jersey Shorn, about noon yenterday. The deceased was between 85 And 40 years of Age and when in Dauville WAR known to every person. Stout it is believel went iuto the haymow Tuesday night to Bleep aiiri that rloath came before morning. Ho made it in homo with his sister, Mrs J. A. Buckley, on (Jolvert street. Stoot spout much of his time about the livery stable occasionally doing odd jobs aud now and thou parsing the night there. As far as known ho had not been feeling ill on Tuesday. The discovery at noon yesterday was made by George Shuman.a sou of the owner of the stable, who had gone into the mow to get hay for the horses. Death is believed to be due to natural causes. Saloons Forty Years Ago. The excavation for the cower now dug as tar as Northumberland street shows that all that part of the town rests upon made ground which forms a deposit of 7to 10 feet deep. As the original surface is laid ban many memories of'the past are reawakened iu the mjuds of the older people, re lating to the days before that portiou of tin* town was filled up to its pres ent level. Former Councilman .lames F. Dough erty. whose father was laudlotd ot the Dougherty House,now Hotel Peif er, iu 1857, has lived iu that part of towu praotioally alt his life aud has witnessed all the changes that have oooorred. Standing by the new sewer and al most iu front of his hotel yesterday Mr. Dougheity pointed out the sites of the various laud marks as he know them when a boy. Eaoh of the land marks was a saloou and it is worthy of note that there were just six ot them oil Northumberland street be tween Mill streot aud W. L. Uougor's Ware House, a distance of soino sixty yarns. This was prior to 1868 and Mr. Dougheity says that at that time there were just I'«i4 licensed planes in Dan ville. The six saloons as Mr. Dough* erty recalls them along with their proprietors wore an follows: Mr. Dougherty's stand—James Ro land. Site nl Mr. Gonger's warehouse- Andrew Foley. At rear end of the Dougherty lot, opposite Gonger's—"Pout" Oonuolley, who had a talent for poetry and com posed some verses which made n hit during one of the strikes. Frank Cochelle's stand—John Ham ilton—a prize fighter, who flourished under the name of John HiUpon. lie gave up saloon keeping and with an other Dauvillo man went to Australia where he expected to win distinction in the prize ring. lie never became known to fame. He was heard from only onco and that was to tho effect that he was unmercifully whipped. Where Dr. Thompson 'H stable stands a saloon was kept by .Tamos Oonnag hau.who is kindly remembered by tho old timeis who worked at tho Hig Mill. Whero J. B. Cleaver's store stands there was a saloon in the basement with the entrance on the Northumber land street side Here di ink was dis pensed by Andrew Belden, who kopt a dance hall up stairs. < The thirsty individual in those days was not obliged togo very far in or der to refresh himself. In the case of the six saloons oil Northumberland street they were mostly next door or opposite each other, which was pretty crowded quartors even for a town of this size that had 124 licensed places. The Dougherty House, Spruce and Mill streets, was built by Charles Dougherty in 1854 and was r. popular and widely known hostelry. P. C. Dougherty, father of James F., took possession of the place in is,V.I and re mained in charge till IHfiK. He was succeeded by Harney Dougherty, who became County Treasurer ol Montour pud who in turn was followed by James K. Dougherty. Governor Stops Sunday Hshing. Pennsylvania li-li wardens have be onme more eagle-eyed than usual late ly particularly as regards Snnady fish ing. And it's all on ancount of Governor Pennypaoker. Several weeks ago Governor Penny packer received a letter iu which the writer cited instances of violatiou of this provision of the fish laws and the Governor called the utteutiou of Com missioner Mielian ro the matter and Commissioner Meelian sent ll.e word along the lino. The flsli wur.lens wi ro told to be more upon the alert than usual and they all got busy with alacrity, tliis being shown by several arrests in Berks county. Big Trolley ftortgage Recorded. The mortgage of the Millvillo and Bloomsburg Trolloy Company to the Commonwealth Trust Company, of Harrisburg, Pa., for the sum of SJ6O,- 000 has boeu recorded in the office of the Recorder of Columbia oouuty, J. (1. Hotter, Jr. The mortgage is due January 1, 1 i»:JS with interest at 5 per 1 out payable semi-annually iu January and July. The eutire rolling stock, tracks and all property of the company is covered in the mortgage. Miss Mabel Thomson spent Sunday with relatives in Catawissa. THE HEARING WAS POSTPONED Tho hearing of the preliminary in junction against the Danville & Suu hury Street Kailway Company in whioh M. K Gulick, Sooth Danville, is the plaintiff, whioh was to have tak en place at Sunbury Monday was postponed until next Mouday. The preliminary injunction whioh was granted last Wednesday, restrains the trolloy company from laying its track in front of a property owned by the plaintiff on Hazleton Avenue with out obtaiuing his consent. An early hearing was looked forward to with the hope that the matter might be finally disposed of. By agreement of both parties the in junction will stand until next Monday, when .lodge Savidge will hold a final hearing giving the street car company time to file an answer. The injunction then will be either dissolved or made permanent. Tho plaintiff contends that the Penn sylvania Railroad lies in the center of Hazleton Avenue and that the half of the street embracing the whole width botweeu the Pennsylvania tracks aud the property line belongs to Uuliok and on these grounds he seeks to re strain the trolley compauy from build ing. The question to be decided is where (lie center line of the street shall be drawn whether the Pennsylvania roads bed lies in the street, or outside of it. (iood Crop Promise. Almost from the time of seeding or planting, uutil the harvesting, esti mates are made as to the piobability of the yield, at first gauging by tho area piauted as compared to former years,the conditions favoring germina tion, and then the rain, drouth, I.eat or cold figures from week to week. The latest government estimate, a conple days ago, is favotahle to most crops. The frequent showers, and too abundmit moisture - in some seotious interfering soriouKly with harvesting and cultiration, but, the heat aud moisture, ou the other hand have boen beueficial to other crops. The esti mates favor bumper crop?,though there is time enough for great depreciation before the produots are garnered. The indicated harvest of c0rn,2,651.110,000 bushels, is a greater crop than ever was harvested, while the promised wheat, 705,526,000 bushels, falls be hind only the gigantic yield of 1901. Oats,rye, barley and potatoes are well up to the bumper standard. There is no deficency anywhere, aud meteor ological conditions since the reports closed have been favorable to the maintenance of the promise. There is prosperity iu every line and figure of the estimates, aud the railroads will have difficulty in meeting the demands of transportation. Home Destroyed by Lightning. During tlio eleotricni shower which passed over thin oity Friday night lightning struck mid burned to the ground the IIOIIHP ocuupied by aged John Pensyl and his wife, situated at tiie foot of the lull along the road leadiug sooth ward'from Union Uoruer. Mr. Pensyl is Blt years of age and IH deaf and blind. Ho lived alone with his wife, who is (i."> years of age. The couple were alone in the building, a a.'u' story structure,when it was struck by the electric fluid. The building immediately took (ire and burned rapidly. It was with difli culty that Mrs. Pensyl got her lias band out through the smoke. The aged couple in their pauio stricken state were unable to save any of their fur niture. It was a few minutes before even the neatest neighbor realized what iiail ocourred, aud by the time they reached the burning building the house was enveloped in flames. With their help a few articles were saved on the first floor, but beyond these, furniture, clothing and all, were de stroyed with the house. There was no iusu ranee. The house burned was a mile or so from Elyshurg and the flie was visible from this city. Danville vs. Cuban (Hants. The game at DeWitt's Hark today between the local olub and the Unban (Jianls will be very interesting, in as much as each team has won two games. That these teams are evenly matched, may be seen bytho scores made in the last four games played,which we give below. The first gamn, which was a 111 inning contest, resulted, Uubau Giants, it, Danville, 2 The second game, Uuban Uiants, 0 Danville, 3. The third game, Uuban (Hants. 3; Danville, I, and the last game, Uubau Uiants, 1 ; Danville, ,1. Ho it will be seen that in the total four games or 40 fall innings by each side, only 15 runs wore scored. The visitors will be out for a scalp today, but as ou former occasions the home team expects to be in it at the finish. Uootts, who operated no suc cessfully against the Unbans on their last visit, will pitch for Danville to day. There will he a large crowd pies ent to clicer the locals onto victory. Kvcrybody should attend. Ashland Short on Water. The borough of Ashland is up against their usnal trouble—a water famine. One of the reservoirs is dry aud the otbor contains very little water. Peo ple have been warned to be as saving ts possible. These are the days when picnic lias the right of way. NO. 35 TROUBLE AHEAD FOR THE DOGS A member of Oouncil 1b authority (or the statement that in view of tho large number of persona bitten there In a seutiuient in that body favoring the nuzzling of the dogs for the pres ent as well as carrying ont the other provisions of the Borough ordinance relating to dogs. Tiie member qnoted regards the situation as little short of alarming and ho stated that he had no doubt that (Jounoil on convening will order a wholesale muzzling of the dogs dur ing the hot weather as is done In Mll ton and some other neighboring towus. Something will in all probability be done to get even with those people who evade the payment of dog tax. These persons at least will be obliged to Invest in a tag tobeattaolied to the dog,otherwise the cauine,if permitted to remain at large, will be hastled off to the dog ponnd and unless redeem od will ultimately find his way to the Horough orematory. The proposition Is heartily appioved of by all well meaning people wheth er it relates to the muzzling of dogs or the wearing of tags. Those who are oareful to pay their dog tax, however, aru anxious to know whether the oliarge for the tag in all oases is to be the same. They admit that while In those cases where no taxes have been paid on the dogs the Borough would be justified in oharging well for the tags to reimburse itself, yet in other cases whnre the law has boen lived up to and the dog tax paid regnlarly it would be very nnjust to impose on the owuei the same price for a tag. Th« actual cost of the tag Is merely nomin al and the matter it is held, oould easily be adjusted so as to do injustioe to no ono. When the use of tags was resorted to in the past it is olaimed that no distinction was made, and the oost of tags was the same in all oasei. The excitement over the dogs still continues. Josiah Jobboru while re turning home from work Friday even ing was slightly bitten. Oddly euough in this case the offending dog wore a muzzle, whioh as tho sequence show ed was either not of the right sort or one improperly adjusted. A Genuine Wild Cat. Thomas UoDonald.the aged engineer on the Keytsone Hill,near Looust Gap, had an exciting enoounter with a wild cat, Monday evening. Tho engineer, who is more than 60 years of age, was attending to his duties at II:30 o'olook, when sudden ly the window in the engine house was shattered to a thousand pieoea with a terrific orash. Turning. McDonald saw that a wild oat had come through the window. Realizing his danger,he determined to reacli his gun on the opposite side of the room. As the oat leaped for him, the brave engineer leaped aside, the animal lauding up against the wall partially stnnued. QuioMy he pulled down the shot gun. Before he had time to lake an aim, the cat sprang at him again. He pulled tho trigger and the beast fell dead. The cat measures a little more than two feet in length and weighs about 20 pounds. President to Lay Corner Stone. In an attempt to break the hoodoo whioli has been hovering over the con struction of the new Luzerne court house the Uonnty Uommissiouers have deoided upou a novel plau and Presi dent Roosevelt will be asked to devote about 15 minutes of bis time to laying the ooruer stone when in Wilkesbarre on August 10th. The Btone, which is ot liver rook, sandstone, weighs abont ten tons, aud everything could be made in readiness for the oeremony on that date. Many believe that the presence of the ohief executive would aid materially in set tling the trouble aud compelling all to join bauds in an effort to baiid the costly temple of justice for Luzerne county. A Distinguished Honor. Kov. Harry Uurtin Harmau, of the Milton Methodißt church, formerly pas"~: of St. Paul's cliaroh, this oity, has accepted an invitation to preaob the Sunday morning sermon at the an nual meeting of the lowa State Uon ventlon of the Epworth League of the Methodißt Episcopal cliaroh at Water loo, lowa, on October 39tb. This con vention is the annual gathering of the young peoplu's society of Methodism iu that Btate, and is one of the largest aud strongest iu the middle west. Dr. Uouolier, presideut of the Woman's Uollege, Baltimore, will preaoh the evening Bormon. He Will Accept. Rev. W. P. Eveland, pastor of the Methodist church of Bloomsbnrg, ao oompauied by bis wife was a guest at the home of Kev. aud Mri. S. B. Evaus, this oity, yesterday. While here Rev. Evelaud received a telegram from W. K. Thompson, Seoretary of the Hoard of Directors of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, uotifyiug him that lie had been eleoted to the Presi dency of that iustitutlon, a full ao oount of whioli appears in another ool umn. During his visit Rev. Kvelaod indicated that he would acoept the po sition. The investigation of the agiicaltar al department ooght to inolnde a look into the distribution of seeds that are ot little if any value.