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DANVILLE INTELLIGENCER
VCL. LWVI.
PUN 80IE DEFECTS
IK STATE HIGHWAY
The aMllad* awataad by tit* Coon-
I* UoßßlHlowrt and Ilia H'liiemnoni
<il Malioutni lown.liip agaiii.l In* Ml
llwiMl of Ilia bill for III* tttatr tlnli.
war lat»lf roai|il»lrd had tli, nl.'n t t>(
bringing llm Hlatr llliliwat Outturn,
•loner, Ji»e|ili W Hunter, !o tin. rllr
Kndar The tlill Ir. r>ltrol ju.ltHnl
lha cojnmie.luiier. and the lo'»D,lilp
•aparvtsor. In their o|i|*>.ninn, w Mr
tinnier w .. bioaghl lo arknowlt<d««
thai 111, Job In oerlatu delal'. doaa
aol COMM. up lo *|wolDoatloii, and la
Imparted.
Mr. Hantar arrived from Harr.nhara
oa Ilia 10:1* tralu anr»m|«nied lit K
B Krjr.a civil eng o«er cot uected with
tba Stale Highway Department. The
two Ufa at once left for the State
Highway accompanied by County Tom
tni«sloner», Cook and I<eighow, Clerk
H. o Hlue. K L VMtl an.l Qtwp
Heckeudorn, SupetvUor* of Mahoning
townahlp aud their attorney, Hon. II
8. Auinieinun
The party went eatefully over the
road. It did tot take, a vary close in
spection to aliow that the plan* and
specifications were not complied with.
At plaoe* the road was deficient in the
top layer of crushed lock, the next
courae it brokeu stoue lying oxpotod.
Al place* atouea nearly tlin size of
one's ttat could easily be kicked loose
on the surface and that uotwitli*taiid•
lug that uo «toues larger tliHii om inch
aud a half were supposed to enter in
to the construction of the road. The
drainage, too, had to tie acknowledged
as defective. Cietk Horace Hlue was
armed with a pick which he swung
dexterously lu lay it g open the road
bod to show wlier* the plan* and
apecifloa'ious had been departed from.
The state of affairs was quite a rev
elation to the State Highway Com
miaalon, who relyiug upon the report
of llie Inspector thought that every
thing was satisfactory. Humiliating
aa It must have been bo did not hesi
tate to acknowledge that things were
uot aa they should lie to comply with
the specification* and to insure a good
Job. He disclaimed all knowledge of
the |>oiiite.l and offensive correspond
euoe from the Highway Department
sustaining the inspector,aud d eprecia
tiutfthe judgment of tl.e town*hip su
pervisors He assured the Coinmi*aion
ers aud the Super visors that the mat
ter would be taken up immediately by
the Stale Highway Department and
that iu a few day* the county would
be apprised of the uext step to be
taken. The department will see to it
that the contracting Arm don* It* duty
in the premise*.
While here Mr. Hunter weut over
the extension of the State Highway in
Valley township, the coutract for
which has already heeu let by the
State. Mr. Fry,the Kugiiieer.on Mon
day will begin the suivoy for the
State Highway, which wi I begin at
the Valley towuship line and extend
to Wise's hotel, Maosdale. Dining
next week the contractors will arrive
on the grouud and begin work
State Highway Couimisisoner Hunt
er personally went over the proposed
road yesterday with the eugiueer and
gave htm the benefit of his ideas as to
•ome of the details of draiuuge, Ac.
Pleasant Surprise.
The mauy friends of William (lope
tendered hhu a very pleasant surprise
party Monday evening at his home in
Maasdale. The affair was iu honor of
Mr. Cope's 57th birthday.
Nearly two liuudred peisous gather
ed to do houor to the occasion. The
beautiful orchard at the Cope home
stead was used as a place to entertain
the guests During the evening re
freshments wore served. A most en
joyable evening was speut by all pres
ent.
Those present wete. Mr. and Mrs.
Lukenblll, Mr. aud Mrs. J. N. Sliultz,
Mr. aud Mrs. K ft lienn, Mr and
Mrs. O. W. West and children.Mr and
Mrs. Willis Herr and sous, Mr. and
Mrs. Merrill ami children, Mr. aud
Mrs. James Lewis and children, Mr.
aud Mrs. Acor and son Roland, Mr.
aud Mrs. T. Kennett and sou Harvey,
Mr. and Mrs. Adam hover and chil
dren, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Beyer, Mr.
aud Mrs. Charles Coriielison and sou,
Mr. aud Mis. Pierce Gearhart and sou
Hubert, Mr. aud Mrs. John Stahl, Mr.
and Mrs. K. S. Delsite and children,
Mr. aud Mrs. Hubert Fariiswurth aud
children, Mr. aud Mrs. Charles Diehl
aud children, Mr and Mis. Joliu
Springer, Mr. ami Mrs. Cope aud chil
dren, Mr. and Mrs. James Funster -
uiaoher, Mrs. Frank Gearhait, Mrs.
Clintou Jenkins. Mrs Julia Geriuger,
Margaret Payne, An.iie Springer, Mrs.
Mary Diehl. Mrs. Margaret Payne.
Mesdames Roundshy, Kdw.ird Hub
erts, Laura Wenuer, Auue Kaup, Fi auk
Wear hart, aud so.is, Alice l)h»H and
children, David Wise, John Fry and
family, I*. A. Argrave, O. (ireiner,
John Cooper and family, William
Mis«e» <7oigg.Clara Young.
George Diehl and the Misses Diehl,
Misses Koberts, Hose Payue, ami Jen
nie Murray, the Missis Annie Foru
wald, Sallie Hendricks, Viola Young,
iona aud Lillie Hendricks, Giace
Hioketts. of Philadelphia, Jennie
Kindt. Julia Argrave,Carrie Hillings,
Eva Beyei. Klsie Lewis, Kdua Stalil,
Messrs. IC. K. Itenn, P. ter Yorks.Her
bert Heurdicks, William Hell, Jaims
Parker. William Parker,James Hickey,
William aud Clyde Roberts, Harry
Diehl,Theodore Dieli.',William (irein
er, of Lancaster, John Hendricks,Hoy
Weliner, John Heiier, Frank Diehl,
Thomas Foast. James Hiilmeyer.
(i. A. If. HEI'MON
AT EDGEWIHIIPAIIK
The plaoa for the Hear. on of the Ho*
quehanna District A sea lation U. A
K to lie held at Kdg»*w« od Park, Hat
unlay, Angu«t 14th, a»-» now about
complete*.
Preparations on a larp r wale than
ever In-foie are being idito for thla
year aKt union Au oi orslon special
will leavn Danville at *OS a in on
the Hlilla iel diia and Heading lor She
mnkin viu Milton. THe trulu will
atop at all town* on the rooln. Return
ing the n|ieoial will l«*ve Shaiuokiii
atA:Bop in Goodricl Poat, No. '22,
accompanied b* H baud will take thla
train to the pliulc. l\.»und trip tarn
li |l 00.
The Depait aeut Onu zander and hia
atatT and ntb« r peraona 112 pi eminence
have prouiiaed to bo |'.vaeut. At 4
o'clock in the aiterno .ti a husincs*
meeting will be held, a' which each
Pout will be represented by two dele
gate*.
Thee*< client charac »T and maiiv
attractlona of Kdgewoo< Park ate now
ao well known that an attended de
scription ia not needed. Many im
provement* have lately been added to
the Pan. and every effot 11 * being made
to provide for the com' ot aud conve
nience «112 the visitor* toffee will be
turnitdied to all old so'.dier* and their
familitui free of charge
A cordial invitation <* extended to
all old soldier* and th ir friends, to
the Wonieu's Relief 1 orps, Sons c*
Veterans auc'. the geneial public.
Many Still Owe for Paving.
About three-fourths < 112 the Mill street
property owners have | aid their pav
ing assessments aud according to the
notice* served ou the re'uaiuiug one
fourth latt week all assessments must
be settled before August 19th.
Thirty day notice* of ' Assessment were
served July IWtli, upon all delinquent
property owners. It *as stated in the
notice of assessment that if the amount
Wiy not paid within the allotted thiity
days the claim would bo "placed in
the hand* of the Horough Solicitor for
collection, whose duty it shall be to
colleot the said assessment together
with five per centum ndditional as at
torney's commission,aud iutorost from
the completion of secli paving and
curbing by a municipal lien duly fil
ed, iu accordance with the provisions
of Act of Assembly and ordinance of
the Horough respectively."
One of the Borougl< officers stated
to a news representative yesterday
that the terms of the notice would he
fulfilled to the letter. The time al
lowed for paymeut expires August
18th. aud if any of the assessments
have uot been settled by that time
steps as set forth iu the notice will at
once bu taken to colltct the claims.
Rev. CI. E. I. imbert.
Oar townsman, Will G. Hrown is in
receipt of » letter from Rev. George
K. Liinhert, formerly pastor of Sliiloh
Reformed charoli, who several montliH
ago removed to Altoi na.
Rev. Mr. Liinbert says in part: "We
rrived safely, so dil our household
goods The people of our ohurcii have
received UH very kiudly. We like Al
tooua and liave been kept very busy
adjusting ourselves to the new work.
We have a large congregation—s2s
members-and now, after two mouths,
we have railed at moat of their homes.
The peopl! are very sociable. Altoona
in a very busy uity, aud there is a lit
tle dirt here and therQ.
The many friends of Kev. Limbert
iu Danville will be glad to hear of his
sucoess at Altoona and that he is pleas
ed with his new field of labor.
St Peter's M. E. Picnic.
An ideal day for an outing greeted
the St. Peter's M I). Sunday school
at DeWitt's Park yt-Btorday, and the
members and friends of the school
made the most of their opportunities
and turned out iu large numbers to
enjoy the picuic.
It wan the largest picuic ever held
by St. Peter's Sunday school. The
usual amusements of the picuic were
largely indulged in lu the afternoon
a game of base ball was played be
tween the Husiues* Men of the Y. M.
C. A. and a nine picked iroio the Sun
day school.
A number of persons from out of
town were entertained at the picnic,
ainoug them being Miss Heacock, of
New York City, M»ss Margaret Cole,
of Dauville, MIHN Kachel Mettler, of
Williaiusport, Miss Guitermau, of
Catawissa, Mrs. Myron Munsoti, Miss
Snyder ano Joseph Keeder, of Oata
wissa, Mo. Emaucel Young and Mrs
Alvin Hughes, of fcunbory.
Councilman Painfully Injured.
Councilman Jolni R. Hughes, of the
Fourth Ward, was painfully iujured
Monday afternoon at his marble yard
ou Nicholas aveno
While assisting iu workman to adjust
a stone ou the block preparatory to
dressing if, the b'ock and stone to
gether toppled <ver catching Mr
Hughes' right four under the heavy
stone.
Dr. Wiuterste«>u was called and
made an examination of the injured
member but found no bones broken.
The foot, however,was badly sprained
and swolleu. Mr Hughes suffered In
tense pain during Monday night, but
was able to walk afternoon
with the aid <f crutches.
Miss Clara Peter* raturned Sat
urday, from a two weeks visit with
frieuds at iiuttalo, N. Y.
•rumn BUT TO num. TO uuarr AIB LAW VATOB BWATV n AJ» »• mi nuu A*l»
DANVILLK. M ONTO tilt COUNTY, PA., FWDAY. .JULY lIMKS.
[CAN'T EXCEED
STATE LIMIT
Attorney General OirMM. Saturday
mortili.g rrndeted mi opiaiouln which
he say* tlmt tlx* duly of the State I*
to increase itn accommodatl..im for the
rare of the limine, even at thoexpense
of protect ire const runt lon If the
amount A |»pr«>prl Mt•*<! by the I«egi*lat
ure IN not sufficient to erect building*
of the type de«lred. The opinion Is
addressed to Kvan* A Dettri, of Nor
rintof ii. who raised the point on he
half of the traiiPß* of the State asy
-lam at that plane.
' The amount appropriated—the bill
wa« the measure Introduced personal
I ly by Chairman ot the Appropriation*
i Coin mi to* Plumwer—is §70,000, the
' buildings to he erected after the plan**
and specification* on file In the office
of Auditor General Snyder at the time
of the passage of the act.
2 When the hid* were opened it wan
found that not one of then came with
in the $?n,000 limit. The lowest wai
#IO,OOO in exces* of the appropriation
After this discovery no award was
made and revisnd plans were drawn hy
the architect iu which wood was sub
stituted for corrugated iron. Some
other changes were male with the de
sign of briugiiig the amount of the
coutract price within the appropria
tion.
Mr. Carson replies:
You iisk whether the trustees would
bo justified in adopting the chunked
plans, whereby tho cost could he
brought wiiliiu the amount of the ap
propriation, and jou ask further wheth
er. it the trustees are not justified in
HO doiug, they have any duti^H-what
ever to perforin uuder the act of the
insufficiency of the appropriation for
tho purpose specified.
I reply that this is a delicate ques
tion and only the gravity of the situa
tion aud the imperative necessity for
new buildings would justify a devia
tion ftow the very explicit language
of the act making the appropriation.
A similar question has ariseu at Dan
ville, and in a conference with the
trustees and the Auditor General,held
at this department last week, I sug
gested that the architect who drew
the first plaus, which are placed on
file in the office of tho Auditor Gen
eral, should be consulted, aud that if
he could prepare new plaus providing
for a practically fireproof coustruc*
tion, consisting largely of concrete,
and certify that the amount of wood
necessarily involved in said construc
tion would not interfere with the fire
proof character of the buildings, prac
tically considered, then it would seem
to me that the requirements of the act
were substantially complied with. It
must be borne in mind that the chief
object sought to be remedied by this
legislation is the scandalously crowd
ed condition of these hospitals, audit
would be sticking iu the bark to deny
relief to the unfortunate inmates be
cause the appropriation made for this
purpose proved to be inadequate to
cover the expenses of the buildiugs as
originally planned. It must be ob
served that there is nothing whatever
iu the act which requires the build
ings to bo of corruagted irou. The
main requirements are that the temp
orary wards shall be fire-proof, one
story in height well lighted, properly
heated aud ventilated, with all modern
sanitary appliances and arrange
ments.
It is true that the further statement
is made 44 according to plans aud
specifications now ou file iu the office
of the Auditor General," but to give
a controlling operation to this portion
of the statute would be to defeat the
main purpose of the law. The statute
must coutrol the pluu and not the plau
the statute. The statute caiiuot be
changed,the plan cau be changed. The
law certainly does not require the per
formance of the impossible, and there
is a long line of deoisions that where,
for any reason, it is physically im
possible to comply strictly with the
directory part of a statute, that por
tion may be ignored so long as the
primary intention of the Legislature
is carried out aud a substantial com*
pliance Is practicable.
Hence, in my opinion, the sensible
aud proper thing to do is to have the
architect modify the plans, requiring
him, however, to certify that, in his
judgment, the uew plau is of a prac
tically fire-proof construction. This
being so, the duty remaius upou the
trustees to carry out the terms of the
statute so that its beneficent purpose
may not be defeated.
Business Hen's Quoit Club.
The Hosiuess Men's Quoit Club of
this city was receutly organized for
the season and will occupy the grounds
on the eastern side of the old Voris
Planing mill at the foot of Pine street.
The Club is coin|>osed of abont
twenty of our busiuess men aud the
pastime is much enjoyed not ouly by
the members, but by the large number
of spectators who are always on hand
when the Club meets every afternoon
from two to five o'clock. New seats
have been provided and the place is
au ideal oue for this popular sport.
Will Picnic at Lithla Springs.
The following ladies will picnic at
Llthia Springs today: Mrs. G« orge
Kggers.of Princeton,New Jersey ; Mrs.
Margaret Mowrer, Mrs. Kebecca Hess,
Misses Martha H. Sandel,Ruth Sandel,
Hessie Hess, Janette Pickard, Sylvia
Croiuley, Kiuma Iteifsnyder, ICstella
M Sandel aud Miry Mills, of New
York City.
SCHOOL HOARD
IN SESSION
Al Moii'lav's meeting of School
Hoard the contract for furnishing the
borough M'hoola with coal for the com*
nig year wa* awarded to A. C. Ames
bury.
There were five bidders in all : A.
C. Auicfthury. W. A. Shepperson,
Charles Mottern, Frankliu Hoyer and
Thomas A. Schott. The bids were as
follows :
A. C. Amesbury, No. ft, $i H¥, No. 11,
#4 74 ; W A. Shepperaoii, No. It. $1 !Wi,
No. 2. £V00; Chailea Mottern. No. ft,
frt.tlo, No 2, #4.70; Fraukilu Hoyer.
No. ft. 11.. W. No 2. #4 84.
The above bids were for coal deliv
ered in the different cellars. Thomas
A. Schott agreed to furnish No. ft at
11.H5 and No. Jat $4.55 at the iniues
on hoard cars.
The Hoard instructed the Huildlug
and lie| airs Committee to have fur
naces in the High School building
thoroughly exaunued aud ascertain
what repairs are necessary.
J. W. Taylor, who wa* recently elect
ed Principal of the High School has
notified the Hoard that he will accept
the position.
The Huiiding Committee recommond*
ed draining Third Ward cellar iuto au
ahandoued well at that poiut aud the
Hoard ordered drain built.
It wa* decided to forbid all persons
except touant at school property ou
Kailroad street from taking water at
the hydrant oil the prjiniees
Hid* for paperiug,painting and oalci
mining repairs were opened as follows :
W. W\ Mottern, $51.50. T. V». Hale,
$74.25. Contract wa* awarded to Mr.
Mottern, he being the lowest bidder.
The Secretary was requested to ad
vertise fjr bids for cloauing the school
houses and report at the next meeting.
The following bills were ordered
paid :
Foster Hrotners s4.fi2'
Emery Sliultz 3.35 j
Calvin Eggert 1.87
The following directors were pres
uet: Adams, Harpel, Herring, T*-om
bower, Burns, Werkheiser, Fischer,
Orouo, Von Blohn, Orth and Heiss.
Death of Henry Klase.
Henry Klase, an old aud well-known
resident of this city, died Monday eve
at five o'clock at his home, No. 20D
Water street. Although ailing for some
time Mr. Klase was only ooufined to
his room tor several weeks.
While rowiug on the river a few
weeks ago Mr. Klase was overcome
by the heat and since then he was
unable to leave his home, being bed
fast a greater part of the time and
never recovering his speech. Later
paralysis developed which resulted in
his death yesterday.
The deceased was born in this oity
March ltlth, 18311 and was fit? years of
age. He served three years in the army
during the Oivil War as a member of
Co. E, llth Miohifan Voluuteers aud
was confined in the confederate prisons
at Danville, Virginia and Pemberton.
He is survived by his wife,three sous,
and two daughters : William Klase,
of Shamokin, Frank Klase, Austin
Klase and Misses Anuie and Lulu
Klase, or this city. Also three broth
ers and a sister: Jesse Klase, of this
city; Wellington Klase, of New York;
Jacob Klase, of Washington, D. C.,
and Mrs. Jane Kessler.who also resides
iii Washington. Funeral arrauge
i inents will be announced later.
Accidentally Shot Himself.
Wilbur Patton, the 12-years-old son
lof Mr. aud Mrs. I. T. Patton, East
Market street, accidentally shot him
{ self through the right foot last even
ing with a 22-short caliber rifle,
j Wilbur, together with several other
boys, about his age, left yesterday for
i a camping trip to Cameron. The boys
| had boeu cautioued by their parents
not to have fire arms in camp. They
J disobeyed the advice of their elders,
however, and the unfortunate occur.
{ rence was the result.
The lad, of oourse, "didn't know it
was loaded," and was playfully point
| ing the gun at the ground and pulling
the trigger when it exploded, the ball
piercing the right foot at the ankle,
and inflicting a painful flesh wound. (
The bullet caiue out of the foot at the
heel and lodged iu the boy's shoe.
William Oreenough, who resides on
a farm at Cameron, brought the lad to
this city in his automobile. He was
taken to Dr. Curry's office where the
wound was dressed.
J. A. flerrill's New Engine.
J. A. Merrill,of Mausdale, Tuesday
, received a new traction engine with
. which he will operate a separator pur
( chased some time ago, and whioh his
| old engine was too light to operate
successfully.
The ensine is of the new Huber type
( built by the Huber Company, of Mar
ion, Ohio, and is considered a me
. chanicai masterpicee, having won
I three prizoj at the Columbian Ex
( position. A number of improvements !
t have recently been added to the engine 1
4 which make it as near as possible, a
perfect piece of maohiuery. It was .
much admired by a great many people j
who were watchiug the engineer {
manipulate it near the P. & It. sta- |
tiou yesterday.
New Sidewalk.
T. L. Evans' Sons are laying a fine
Hagtsono sidewalk at Peter Fenst
a ermacher's property, corner or
a Mill and Frout streets. Mr. Feuster
v manlier is also erectiug a veranda iu
! frout of his residence.
P. 0. !\ (IE A. IIAI.L
NEAKINIi COMPLETION
The Hall now LM*IIIK built by Waah
iiiHton Camp, No. 567, P. O. S. of A.,
of Riverside, is rapidly Hearing com
pletion, Mid will, when finished lie
one <d the fiucst building* oil llie
South aide.
The building will he a most >-uh
*taui ml structure built of brick with
grey stone trimming* and a slate roof.
The hilckl ivera. who are uuder the
able supervision of K. IV Hird, will
have finished tin* wall* iu scv< ral
days, aud ihen tho building will be
ready for the roof which may be com
pleted in about a week. All the mat
erial required to finish the building i*
ou the grouud. The lower floor is to
be fitted up as a *tore roo-u, and the
second floor will be nsoi as a lodge
It is thought, by those who are in
oliarge of the construction, that the
building will he dedicated about Sep
temltnr Ist, and it is intended at that
time to hold impressive ceremonies at
which speakers of note will he piesent.
Congressman Samuels, aud sevi ral of
the State officer* of the order have
signified their intention of being pres
ent.
(iettinp Ready for Fall Term.
In auothcr column of thia paper ap
pears ihe advertlsemt nt for bids for
the annual house cloauing of the pub
lic ichool building*.
The buildings will be throughly
cleane I troin roof to cellar. The ( loan
ing process is noi all, however, that
is to be done to the school property
before the summer vacation close*.
Extensive repairs are to to started
soon, which, when completed,
put the boildings in fine condition.
I In the First Waid building the High
School and second aud third school
room* are to be renovated, and calci
mined where needed. In the Hrd and
4th NCI.OOI rooms the cloak rooms are
to be repaiuteJ.
In the Third Ward the Ist school
room will receive two coats of calci
utiue; ths 2ud and mixed school rooms
will receive two coats of caluimiue;
and iu the sth school room the wash
stand is 10 be painted and tiie cloak
room oalcimiued.
In the Fourth Ward paiut and paper
will be applied where needed.
The oontrao; for thosj renovations
has beeu let to William Motteru, aud
will be fiuished before the opening of
the schools on Monday, August 28th.
hartman.Smith.
The marriage of Miws Bertha Jane
Smith, (laughter of * Mr. aud Mrs. G.
Fred Smith and Bruce Hartman, of
Honolulo, Hawaii Inlands, sou of J.
Hairis Hartman, ofßuckhoru, Colum
bia county, will take place this morn
ing at 8 .80 o'clock.
The ceremony will be performed by
the Kev. Dr. M. L. Shiudel, at the
Fiue Street Lutheran parsonage.
Baldy Smith will act as groomsman
and Miss Claia Smith, sister of the
bride will be tuald of honor.
Immediately after the ceremony llie i
couple will leave for Philadelphia on
the 9 o'clock Pennsylvania train. Fiom
there they will proceed to the Pacific
Coast, stopping at Pittsburg and Chi
cago, aud at ttie Lewis aud Clark Ex
position at Portland, Oregon. They
will sail for Honolulu on the S. S
Coptic, August 9th.
No Violations of Factory Law.
John K. Hobisou, of Mitflintown,
District Factory Inspector,has beeu in
this oity for several days making his
semi-annual inspection. He fiuds
everything iu a very satisfactory con
dition in Danville.
Mr. Kobison inspects factories, bake
shops, mercantile establishments, ho
tels, lioapitals, etc , a:d his semi-an
nual visit in each town iu his territory
is work of no small magnitude.
l'lie inspector had about fiuished his
work iu Danville when seeu by a News
reporter last evening. He stated that
he had found everything in Danville
in first clans condition. Ho spoke iu
most complimentary terms ot the cou
ditions prevailiutt in this city.
Strike Settled.
The difference)* between the stove
UioulderH of the Danville local and the
management of the Danville Stove
Works were settled in a manner s.itis
factoiy to hotli parties interested, and
the strike in the moulding depart
ment was yesterday declared of!.
Darnel Shalkop, of Koyersford, Dis
trict Business Agent of the Eastern
Pennsylvania Conference of the Stove
Moulders Uuioii, was iii this city yes
terday assisting the local moulders to
adjuht the points at issue. The mould
ing depai tuient will,therefore, resume
work this morning and about ninety
met) will goto work.
TIIH wilt be welcome uews.not ouly
to those directly interested, but to the
entire comuiuuity.
Concrete Sidewalk at Lechner's.
T L. Evans' Sous have received the
contract lor laying a concieie side
walk and steps in front «»f the Lechner
|pr p<itv on Mill street, ocouphd by
'Carl l.i /.'s ristaiirin.t and J.iseph
•Li diner's |i<unthiiig establishment.
I The contractor will begin wmk nil the
j job tills we.ik.
Building Addition to Mouse.
I Hamutl Bucl.er i< baildiiu a two
| story addition to his house on A venue
| t. Hiveihi-te
('Oil NCI I. HOLDS
TWO SESSIONS
The Borough Council Friday con
vened aud adjourned without taking
any action on the subjict of dogs,
which just now i* so prominently he
fore the p« ople The fact i* Ihe mem
l>cr* were so much etigroased with oth
er subjects that no one at first thought
of dog*. No sooner, however, had ad
journment taken place than the omi*
-ion occurred to soiue one. It was a
matter of regret to tho Horough Fath
ers, a* they did not wish to appear
negligent on M inaltei of so much mo
ment and alter a short talk they de
cided to reconvene In fore leaving the
Council Chauih rand to take necessa
ry action.
President Oibsou, after an interval
of ton minutes,called Council to order
the second time, whereupon the roll
wa* called and the Secretary read the
Horough Ordinance lelatmg lo dog*.
It was tho souse of the members that
iu view of the unusually large number
of per-toiiK being bitten something
ought to h" doue and that no time
should be lost in doing it. The ptoper
thing to do, however, was not clear to
any one. To carry out the provisions of
the ordinance oil dogs at this time
seemed impracticable. There wero plen
ty of suggestions made hut none that
seemed to find lunch favor. While the
discossion was at its height Mr. Dietz
moved that Council adjouru. Geoige
Keifsnyder soconded tho motion and
when it was left to a vote th« mem
bers, disgusted with the whole busi
ness, voted "aye" aud adjournment
was had in the special session devoted
to dogs without taking any action
whatever ou the caninos.
During ihc first session a petition
wax read from tho residents and prop
erty owners on tho west side of Mill !
stieet, First Ward, asking that an ex- j
tension to the Horough Sewer bo made !
for the use of the abutting properties
through tho first alley west of Mill
street running iroiu Peun street up to ,
West Market street. Following are the]
signers: H. li. Uross, Will G. Brown,
W. H. Annuel man, Jesse Shannon.
Charles P. Hancock, H. Scott Animor
nian/Ilionias G. Vincent.S K. Kreeg
er, S Lowenstcin, E. A. Curry, „J.
Sweisfort, Charles Chalfant, Charles
Woods.
Oil motion of Mr. Sweisfort it was
ordered that the petition be accepted
and the sewer bo constructed as asked
for.
Mr. Mu^ill reported that the roof of
the Continental Hone House is in bud
condition causing the water to leak
iuto the building.damaging the walls.
On motion of Mr. Swf isfort it wae
ordored that tlie Building Committee
examine ttin Hoso House aud order
such repairs as are necessary.
On motion of Mr Magill it was ord
erod that the quarterly appropriation
due the Fire Department be paid.
Mr Dietz called attention to the
foul and offensive condition of the
Pennsylvania canal aud urged that the
bottom be ditched so as to conduct ofV
the water. On motion of Mr. Magill
it was ordered that the matter be left
iu the hands of the Committee on
Streets and Bridge?, they to determine
liow fai the draining of tlio canal as
proposed would be practicable.
The Secretary read the report of the
Streets and Bridges Committee who
with the Borough Engineer and oth
ers inspected the new pavement on
Mill street Thursday morning, enum
erating in detail all the exceptions
taken On motion the report was ac
cepted and ordored spread upon the
miuutes.
The following proposals wore receiv
ed for the repairs ou the Washington
Hose House: Trumbower & Werkheis
ersl»3; William Price $203; David
Umst, $l5B. On motion the contract
was awarded to David Guest as the
lowest bidder.
A communication waa received from
,T. C. Heddens inviting the Chief Bur
gess and the membars of Council to
partake of a specially prepared dinner
at the Heddens House on next Sunday
in honor of the Boiough improvements
just completed. On motion of Mr.
Vastine the invitation wan unanimous
ly accepted
Tt.e following members wore pres
ent at. the meeting : Vastine, Keifsny
er, Diet/, Borer, Sweisfort, Magill,
Jacob 4 and Hughes President Gibscn
being absent, Mr. Vastine was choson
as President, pro tem Mr. Oibnon ar
rived later.
Tlie following bills wero approved
for payinont:
WATEK DEPAKTMENT.
Kegular Employes 1187.00 |
P. H. Keust. 39.00
Atlantic Henifing Co 81.40 j
Tlona Oil Company .. 8.00 .
Harrison. Bros., & Co . 188.51 i
Washington Fire Co 17.tffi
C. P. Haneocl: 8.79 j
F. Q Ilaitman (it?.BB
Franklin Boyer 19.82
A. M. Peters 4.4U
Montour Coal <Ks Iron Co fit?. 70
BOKOUUH DEPAKTMENT.
Moniing News i 2.00
Uegular Employes 115.00
A. M. Peters 1.32
Curry & Company 18.88
i Labor oil Sewer 247.88
Harry Elleiibogen 5.80
Foiter Bros .60
Kuinsey Eloctrical Mfg. Co.. . 14.50
Death of Mark McGraw.
Maik McGraw, au aged resident of
Mahoning towuship, died at his home
near Bloom road Saturday morning.
FLAMES DESTROY
FARM HOUSE
The large farm house belonging to
K. J. Meyer and situated iu Valley
tovtnsnip «iu the lower road to Wash-
I ingtonville, together with all it* oou
t'«iit*.wa< completely destroyed by fire
Saturday morning
The Ntruoturo. which wa* built about
1 year* ago was one ot the finest farm
house* in Montour county. The house
itself without the contents wa* valu
ed at S4OOO and wa* insured foi s'3ooo.
J The furniture and other peraonal prop-
J t rty iu the house were insured for
ftiOO in the Millville Company
The origin of the fire is a mystery.
Mr Heyer was a**i*tii]g to haul hay
upon a farm soiue distance from home
an 1 it was not until the building was
well nigh destroyed that he arrived on
tho scene. Mrs. Heyer, who was in
the garden, wa* alouo at home with
two servants. It was one of the ser
vants who discovered the fire in the
rear end of the house, tho kitchou al
ready boiug a mass of flame*. Help
was sent for and arrived almost im
mediately but the tlaiiUH had gained
too great a headway to he checked
with tho meager fire fighting appli
ances at hand. The fire horned FO
quickly that there was not even time
to save auy of the household goods.
When Mr. Heyer drove to Dauville lat
or iu tho day he was compelled to bor
row a coat from a neighbor. The only
other building beside the liouso that
was endaugered was a wood shed and
this was saved.
The burning of their fine home isaii
almost irreparable loss to Mr. and Mrs.
Beyei. They are a couple well ad
vanced in life, who had grown to look
upon their homo as a shelter for their
declining vears. Expressions of sym
pathy were hoard on every side, Satu
rday, for Mr. and Mrs. Beyer.
Trnstees Discuss Plans.
A special meeting of the Board of
Trustoes of the Hospital for the Insane
I was held yesterday afternoon at which
important business,relating to the im
provements recently adopted by the
Legislature, was transacted.
Architect O. I). Johnson and Elec
trical Enginoors H Smith aud George
Lewis were present togo over the
ground that has been selected for the
new power house. The building is to
be located near the coal trestle west
of the iimin Hospital building. The
euigueers will remain at the Hospital
several days for the purpose of draw
ing plans aud npeoifiaations for tlie
power house and for the wiring, etc..
which will be submitted to the Board
of Trustoes for approval at a future
meeting.
George Hyan. Esq., of Shamokin,
member of the Stato Board of Chari
ties, was present at the meeting, aud
approved the plans that have been
drawn up for the new lavatory system.
The following members of the Board
were present at tlio meeting: Dr.
Detweilor. of Williamsport, Howard
Lyon, of Hughesville, Dr. Shoemaker,
of Wilkesbarre, W. F. Shay, of Wat
sontown aud H. M. Schocli, of this
city.
Contract Awarded.
The bids, three in number, for the
concrete sidewalk and steps to be plac
ed in front of the Court House were
opened Saturday morning in the Com
missioners' office. The contract was
awarded to T. L. Evans' Sous as the
lowest bidder.
Tlio bids were made by D. J. Rog
ers, 11544.91; O. B. Sweitzer, 11879.00
aud T. L. Evans' Sons, $1240.00 One
of the firm to whom the contract was
awarded was seen after the bids were
opened,but he was unable to say when
the work would be begun, as the time
it will take to get the material is un
certain. The work, however, will be
complete.! with as much dispatch as
possible. That the contract will be
tilled satisfactorily and the new pave
ment and steps be a credit to the coun
ty. thare i* no doubt, when the other
many fine jobs done by T. L. Evans'
Sons are taken into consideration.
The plans aud specifications that
have been made for the steps indicate
tint the work will be durable as
well as highly ornamental. Tlio steps
are to extend along the front of
the building, but are to bo wider than
the present oues. At either end of the
steps is to bo placed a concrete balus
trade curving outward with a large
newel post at the bottom.
Large Excursion to Eagles Here.
The annual Philadelphia and Head
ing excursion to Eagles Mere took
placo Tuesday and probably carried,
more people than over before. The ex
cursion was under the personal super
vision of D. L. Mauger, of Williams
port, District Passenger Agent of the
Philadelphia and Readiug Railroad.
Danville contributed her usual large
number of patrons to this popular
eveut, 15(» tickets being sold here. The
special passed through this city at (»:57
with uino cars aud carrying six hun
dred poople. The excursionist* arriv
ed at Eagles Mere at 10:00 o'clock and
returning left there at 0:30 p. m.
| Eagles Mere is probably the finest
summer resort iu the State. Its alti
i tude always iusuros a cool,fresh atmos
phere. The laker itself is a magnifi
cent body of water, with excellent bath
ing and boating facilities, and the ho
tel accommodations are unsurpassed.
: Many New York and Philadelphia
people spend their summers at Eagles
I Mere.
NO. 36
LAW DOBS MOT
HIT NEWSBOYS
Newspapers ran employ boys o( any
ago for distribution of papers tor
tllar rUHtOHHTM
That is the substance of au opinion
ou the factory regulation law passed
hy the last Legislature, whioli was
rendeied to Chief Inspector Delaney,
at Harrisburg, yesteiday by Attorney
General Carson. Captain Delaney has
all along believed that carriers won
controlled by the act.
The Attorney General holds thai
employing ncliool hoys for such pur
poses i« not the *' regular" employment
sought to be regulated by ti e net and
'does not violate either the letter or
the Hpirit. Hlh opinion applied only
to thiH one clans ot employes.
In part Mr. Carson Hay s :
The facts are that the Heading
"Telegram" employH about thirty
boys, ranging ill age from 11 to 15
yearn. All of these boys atteud the
public schools. After they are dis
missed from school they goto the
newspaper office, obtain a bunch of
papers which are distributed by them
on their rootes to subscribers, and the
boys do not report until after sohool
the next day. They are paid for this
service a weekly stipend averaging
#l. 25. Tliey are not employed iu or
about tlie building. The time taken
to distribute the route is about an
lionr » day. The parents' consent to
this employment is always obtained
and whenever unable to atteud a sub
stitute is furnished, if possible.
lu my judgment, an employment by
a newspaper, under tne conditions
above stated, does not violate either
the terms or the spirit of the aet in
question. The employment sought to
be regulated is employment in or about
an establishment where the atteudauoe
of the employes and the receipt of
wages by them constitutes a continu
ous daily employment aud the main
meaus of support. All the provisions
look to employment within a building
or an establishment which constitutes
the scene of the physical or mental
activity of the employe.
It is manifest that the boys are not
really employed in any building or
establishment, and that the employ
ment is not of a kind which coufiues
or rostrains them as employes are oon
fined or restrained in a manufacturing
or kiudred establishment. They are
not subjected to any unsanitary con
ditions or to any dangeious coudisions
resulting from confinement in a crowd%.
Ed building. Their attendance upon
the public schools is in no way in
terfered with, nor Are tlieir opportun
ities for education limited by this em
ployment.
The advantages to the boys, to the
customers of the paper aud to the
newspaper company itself, which have
been dwelt upon in the argument, do
not touoh the legal aspects of the case,
and, therefore,need not be considered.
1 seo nothing in the faots whnh lead
me to conclude that the terms of the
statute are violated by the employ
meut hereiu described. Of course you
understand that this opiuion is confin
ed entirely to the facts of this special
case, and that I am dealing with geu
eral propositions of the employment of
minors under the age of 14. Should
any other cases arise for my considera
tion I will deal with them when prop
erly presented."
Harrisburg's Old home Week.
Harrisburg promises somethiug novel
next fall in the form of an Old Home
Week, beginning October 1. It is hop
ed by the promoters of the scheme to
bring back as many as possible of those
who lived there when children, but
who now live olsewhere; ami to make
the occasion one of friendly reunion
and rejoicing.
The citizens have taken hold with a
will. Committees have beeu appoint
ed to take charge of the details, and
the plan is working smoothly with the
prospect of great final success.
On Monday, October 2, the opening
cereinouios will take plaoe. Th*-, may
or,governor and prominent guests will
be furnished with military escorts of
honor, ami, headed by bands of music
will march to Reservoir Park, where
addresses of welcomo will be deliver
ed.
On Tuesday will be a large parade,
participated in by military, firemen,
boys' brigades and kindred organiza
tions. Fire companies from all the
neighboring towus will be invited to
attend.
On Wednesday a parade of secret
organizations will take place. It is
expected that over a thousand men
will be in line.
A large trades display and citizens'
parade will take place on Friday, and
numerous athletic contests on Satur
day.
The evenings throughout the week
will be marked by band concerts and
reunions. Altogether it promises to
be one of the most notable events lu
Harrisburg's history.
Awarded Hrst Premium.
Charles Golden, who oooupies one
of Hon. Alexander Billmeyer'a farms
in Limestone township,is a very proud
man. Last year ho had an exhibit of
Fulcaster wheat at the World's Fair
at St. Louis, aud on Monday he re
ceived notice that ho had been award
ed the first prize—a bronze medal,
whioh will be forwarded to him. This
not ouly speaks well for Mr. Golden
as a farmer, but It evidences the pos
-1 nihilities of this section iu producing
I the best wheat.

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