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VOL. LXXVI. 11. C. A. STAR LECTDBE COURSE | The arrangements have born com pleted (oi the Y. M. O. A. Star Course for tlie coming season. The course next winter will be by far tho Huest ever presented In this oity. Last winter the Star Course was dls aootluaed and tho faot that the Y. M. O. A. purposes holding the Course again will be received witii uioch pleasure by the people of Danville who have always appreciated the efforts of the Association to provido n sories of high class entertainment!!. ' The Course as arranged by tlie com mittee for the ooining season oonsists of Sve numbers to be given in the Opera House, all high class talent, se oured from the Central Lyceum Bureau of Uarriaburg. The first enteitainiuent will bo Car meu's Italian Boys.fivo in number, all taleuted inuHioians and Elbert Poland, humorist, November 20th. On December Bth, Dr. M. W. Chase, of Ohioago, will lecture on the sub- Jeot: "Why; or the Problem of Life." Dr. Chase is a most pleasing speaker, and his leoture abounds in humor, anecdote aud illustration. The third number, Koeati and his Royal Italian Concert Band, on Feb ruary 9th, will be one of the finest at tractions ever brought to Danville. Miss Nellie Turuwall, soprano,accom panies the baud. Ou February 2Hrd, Gay Carletou Lee, Ph. D., LL. D.,will lecture. Dr. Lee is one of tho foremost scholars of the oouutry, formerly having been a member of the faculties of Johns Hop kius and Columbian Universities. He is a journalist, historian, author and orator. The last number of the Coarse will be the Ueorge Crampton Concert Com pany, whioh will appear March Bth. This company consists of four taleut ed artists, Oeorge Crampton,baritone. Plorenoe Pettigrow,contralto, Blanche Sage— Holcouib, pianiste aud Nicolai Zedeler, cellist. Aim of the Common Schools. That the building of character is the real aim of the schools and the ulti mate reason for the expenditure of mil lions for their maiutenauce. There is in the minds of tho children aud youth of today atendenoy toward a disregard for ooustltuted authority; a lack of ruapeot for age and superior wisdom,n weak appreoiation of the demands of doty, a disposition to fallow pleasure aud interest rather tiian obligation and order. These resolutions are by the Na tional Eduoational association whioh coucluded its sessions last week. Tli- ednoatois have gotten hold oi the right end of tho string. The prime purpose of our common school system, that lor whioh it wax ordained, kept in inind from its very inception, is the making of good citi zens. The teaching of text books is hut a means to an end. The object to be aimed at is tlie makiug of cliaraotor. It is necessary that the future oitl zeu should be taught to read and write aud spell and compute. But it is far more ueaessary that he should be taught.to live soberly and righteous ly,loving justice and hating wroug, having respect for authority, regarding duty as above pleasure and purity above all things. Therefore— Whatever is necessary to he studied in order that suuli lessons may be iu onlnated must be employed. And it is no suHlcleut answer to saj tnat BUCII studies are "fads." It la the proper study of history am: 1 ograpliy and music and drawing au< the manual arts oontilbnte to the teaohing of truth aud justice ane beauty aud purity then these studiei •re a necessary part of education. The weaknesses of the rising genera tion as pointed out by these resolu tiona are also the weaknesse< of oui day and civilization. They are daug eroua weaknesses. Disrespect for law and order, lack of luspiration to duty, aeifiahness—these must be counteracted by the teaohing aud inttueuce of the ■ohoola. Above all other tilings tlie publii aohools muat teach ethics. The three K's are all right in theii plaoe.but it should never be forgottei: that the one great purpose of tlie American sohoois is to put moral fibn into the coming oitizeu. Southern Dealers Buying. Dealers from the South are passing through this section of the Stato buv log up or endeavoring to purchase al the peaches iu sight. As a business ex perieuoe this is something entirely new to most peaoii growers in this sec tlon and is hard to account fores peoially in view of the fact that tin prospect tor peanhos is considered gooi over tlie whole country. iJr. S. Y Thompson, who expe'ots a yield of a least two thousand bushels,lias sold hi eotlre orop at "Pilgrim's Kest" to i Baltimore dealer. Dr. Thompson says tlie experience i entirely new to Inui. He has sold tin peaches ou tlie tree at a tlxnd price pe basket to he paid for hofoie being re moved from the orchard. Somo pei sons regard the activity of tlie buyer in this section as significant of th faot that there is a shortage of peache 10 some other suctions. The earlier varieties of peaches ar already maturing and the fruit wn never flner. Several tiees on Di Thompson's farm winch are alread ripe, ware not inoluded in the Bale. FARMERS PICNIC AT HEWITT'S PARK A mooting of the General Committee of the Tri County Farmers' Piomo Association wan held in the Grand Jury room Saturday morning at which time the reports of the special com mittees were heard and many of the plans for the outing arranged. James Shultz, chairman of the com mittee of arrangements, reportod that DeWitt's Park had been secured for Saturday, August 12th, and that tho Association would have sole use of the Park on that day. The committee oil entertainment reported that Mether ell's five piece orchestra had been en gaged to furnish music during the af ternoon There will also bo vocal masio, graphophoues, and many othor amusements of tiie usnal picnic kind such as quoit pitching, base ball, eto. It was also deoided at tho meeting to extend au invitation to Hou. W. T. Creasy, of Oatawissa, to be present at the alfair and to deliver au address. Ur. Creasy accepted the invitation yosterday. Other prominent farmers will also speak. The addresses will be delivered at the meeting of the As sociation to be held in the afternoon. The picnio will be a basket affair. A number of small family rouuiona have been arranged. The Association extends a cordial invitation to the public to attend the picnic. Mrs. Rantz's Great Record. Mra. Lydia Rautz, who reaidea at 106 Cooper atreet, liaa probably more direot desoenrtenta than any persou iu this seotion of tho State. Mrs. Rautz ia HIS years of age. She ia a great great grandmother; hor son John Rautz, of Milton, ia a great grandfather at the age of (SO years; and hia daughter, Mra. Mary Lloyd,of Milton, ia a grandmother at the age of 40 yeara. Mrs. Lloyd has two daught ers who are married aud have children. Mrs. Lydia Rantz has (i cnildreu, 35 grandchildren, <S4 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren ; she is the great grandmother of three aeta of twiua aud one set of triplets, the grandmother of one set of twins and the great anut of two sets of twius and the great great auut of two Bets of twiua Her grandson,Jamea Wertman,Rail road street,ia the father of 18 children among them being three aeta of twina aud oiie set of triplets. Mr.i. Rantz ia iu fall poaßoasion of all her faculties, and la a moat inter eating couverßatioualiat. Her memory is wonderful. She waa able to give the naue< aod ages of her desoendauta without any effort. She omploya her time with needle work and diaplayed to a News reporter last evening many beautiful speoimens of her handiwork. Survivor of Rebel Prisons. Charles Augaatua Laumaater, broth er of oar townsman General Seoretary W. D. Laumaster, who diod Sunday' waa consigned to the grave at York yostorday. Mr. Laumaster,our gouer al secretary, waa oallod to York by hia brother's death,but owing to the pres sure of affairs relating to his position in thia oity he was unable to remain for the faueral and returned home Tueaday evening. Charles Augustus Laumaster,tho do coasod, was sixty-six yeara of age. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a survivor of Libby and Andersouville prisons. He went to tho front iu 1801 with Company A,Eighty-seventh Regi ment, Pennsylvania Voluuteera and participated in all the engagements of that command np to July, 18(14, when ho waa taken priaoner at Monocacy. B. & L. Benefits. Wage-earners aro learning to save. They realize that it is the dollar saved that counts against a raiuy day. The total assets of the building associa tions of the country now exceed six hundred millions, and Pennsylvania leads in the animal growth. This State's associations gaiued over five and a half million dollars in assets aud over six thousaui in membership in a year. Nearly two million small wage earn ers of America are learning to save out of their little incomes and through these associations are able to admin ister these savings in large collective amounts as well as any trust company conld do the same work. The Soldiers* Monument. Some twenty yoaug men, members of the grand chorus which scored such a fine success ou Fourth of July, have a scheme ou hand to assist the Sol diers' Monument Committee. They propose to give a minstrel performance in the Opera House some time daring next month. The yoaug men who volunteer,will) few exceptions, are choir singers, while iu the number are several who ■ won applause as members of the High i School minstrels. It is believed th:»t an aggregation can bo gotten together that will be of real merit, while the object will be a popular one and a large audience will be the result. A meeting will be held tonight, at which it is thought the movemut will assume definite form. Snyder's Big Peach Crop. John M. Boyer, of Fremont, Snyder county,has 80,000 peach trees bearing aud, in anticipation of enormous ship ments this season,special railroad con veniences have been arranged at Kramer Station for his sole accom modation. Mr. Boyer has the distinc, tiou of being the largest peach grower In this State. -FKBDOKD BUT TO TRUTH, TO " MM9 ULW—WO FAVOR SWATH U8 AW » WMAM SHALL AWI" DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1905. MARTIN'S STORE IS BURGLARIZED For the second time within a year John Martin's tobacco and confection ery store, East Market street, was burglarized Sunday night, in all some thirty dollars worth of goods being stolen. Mr. Martin since in business has been several times selected as a victim by the burglars during the last few years so that while by dint of hard work and close application lie has sue* coeded iu building up a nice little business not a small percentage of his profits have been carried off in these occasional raids. When the store was opened Mon day morning a glauce revealed that burglars had been on the promises. The outside door leading into a hall communicatiug with the store had been forced upon, while two show oases, which Saturday evening had been stocked with cigars were in a manner empty. An investigation show ed that a large quantity of chewing tobacco mostly in packages that had not yet been opened were also missiug. Mr. Martin yesterday stated that a conservative estimate places the value of the good* stolen at not less than thirty dollars. The door was forced open by the use of a jimmy or something of the sort and bears marks where it was insert ed first at the bottom and then grad ually worked upward until the lock gave way. At what time of night the robbery was committed is uot known, but a similar aud unsuccessful attempt was made to burglarize the establishment of Paul Enoch, East Market and Churoh afreets, about midnight Sun day night. The robbera here had em ployed the very same means inserting a jimmy at the bottom of the door aud working it upwards. Mr. Kuooli had been robbed last winter and profiting by the lossou had taken extra precau tion by securing the door with an iron oroaahar fastened on the inaide.ao that while two of the locka ou the door gave way under the atraiu the crossbar held intact. The rohbors next attack ed tho back door,but their movomenta hero wore heard by the ocoupauta of the (lwelliug adjoining who called acroßß to the Cousart residence. The robbera eacaped without being aeen or leaving any clae as to their identity. Birthday SurprlseJParty. On Tuesday evouiug a large party of Valley township reaidenta aasembled at the beautiful home of Mr. aud Mrs. Levi V. Beyer, near Mausdale,to con gratulate Mra. Boyer on the Ufty-aeo ond anniversary of her birth. The party was a surprise. Refreshments were served during the evening on the lawn. Those present were ; Rev. C. I). Lorch.Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Merrill, Mr. aud Mrs. Roger Hendricks, Mrs. and Mrs. F. P Appleman, Jacob Fliok, Mr. and Mra. James McCracken, Mr. aud Mrs. Henry Yorks,Lizzie Palmer, Peter Yorka, and ohildren, Mr. and Mra. Robert Farusworth, sou and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lowis Pliile aud ohildren.Mr. aud Mrs. N.O.Kindt and aon Clifton, Mrs. William Law renoe, Mrs. G. C. Jenkins, Mr. aud Mra. William Cope aud daughter Clara, Mr. and Mrs. Oacar Lookhoof and ohil dren, Mr. and Mra. Alfrod Bogert.Mra. Simon Moaer, Olive Beyer,Emma aud Mary Kline, Regiua English, Mra. William Adams aud sou Harry, Mrs. W. D. Wise, Mr. and Mra. Robert Cor nelison aud daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder aud sous, Mr. and Mrs. E. Reun, Mr. aud Mrs. J. H. Shultzand daught er, Hiram Boye , i'ranoia Dolsite, Ed ward Delßite,Mr. and Mra. Adam Bey er, Reeda Udelhofeu, Mr. and Mrs. Goorge Rioketta aud aon Howard, Mr. and Mra. Malcolm Beyer and Bon Eu gene. Mr. aud Mra. S. W. Horr aud aou, Mra. Maggie Cooper, Mr. aud Mrs. William Flick, Mr. aud Mra. Jamea Konßtermaoher, Mr. and Mra. Charlea Coruelison aud aon, Mr. aud Mra. Lorenza Dulaite aud aoua, Mr and Mrs. William Hollobaugh,Mr. and Mrs. Levi Feuatermaoher, Mr. and Mra.C.Diehl and ohildren,Mra. Annio Roup, Mra. T. Bennett and Bon Harvey, Mr. aud Mra. Frauk Feuatermaoher, Mr. aud Mrs. Frauk W. Diehl, Jacob Roup, Misses Lettio Morrill, Raohael, Emma aud Alioe Feußtermacher, Mary Merrill, Sarah Heudrioks, Nora Coop er, Maggie Thomas, Jennie Kindt,Ada Aude.Ruth aud Anna Foinwald, Inoa Hendricks. Edua Lewis, Winnie Flick, Eva Beyer. Hannah Fry, Bertha Bell, Nora Fornwald, Annie and Jeuuie Murray aud Mesara. Herbert Hend ricka, Clyde Shultz, Ralph and Oliver Cope, Roy aud Frank Cooper, Calvin Deen, John Heller, William Kindt, Horace Appleman, Eugene Fry, Earl Reun, Harvey Beyer,Harry Lawrouoe, Lather Fornwald,Reuben Kelly,Reeco Merrill, William Parker, Olivor Jolin i aou, and others whose names could not | be prooured. Harried Tuesday Morning. At St. Matthew's Episcopal church, Suubu.y,Tuesday morning, Miss Helen Yarnall of Sunbury, and Mr. Edgar M. Savidgo of Kliuesgiove, were quiet ly married by the Rev. Charles Mori eon, in tho prosence of relatives uud a few near friends. The hrido is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yarnall, aud an attrac tive young lady with a host of friends. Mr. Savidge is a son of the late Har mon Savidge and a nephew of Hon. |C. U. Havidgo of Sunbury. He is I equally as popular as his brido, and both have the host wishes of their ' aoquaintauoos for prosperity aud long li to. AT TRINITY ! LUTHERAN CHURCH' ROT. L. D. Ulrich liaa returned from h mouth'a vacation spent in Philadel phia and services at Trinity Lath era!) chnrch were resumed Sunday. Kev. Ulrich preaolied at both the morning and evening services and was greeted with good sized congregations. In tho morning he took as hiß text: James 5-lfi; "And Pray for one An other" His thome was the aniversal power of prayor to overcome evil, and he nrged his people to pray unooasing ly for the nation, the ohnrch, for one another and for themselves. Iu the evening Rev. Ulrich took liis text from Nambers 33-20. "Behold I Have Roceived Commandment to Bless,and He Hath Blessed and I Can not Reverse it" He gave a historical sketch of Balak.King of Boab,Balaam the prophet and the Children of Israel and how Balak would have canned Balaam to curßO the Children of ißrael, S hereas God had blessed them and His workings oonid not be nudoue. He applied the lesson to the people of the present day by showing hiß con gregation that God will bless ns and keep as if we bat give him the op portunity : no matter how others may try to do as wrong. Week ol Delightful Weather. We do not believe the weather at any lake,mountain or seashore resort could surpass the oonditiona in thia section the past woek.and the tonio iu the air has been all the more pleasiug coming after the torrid heat of teu days or more. There ia no trouble to Bleep uiglits ou aocoaut of heat, and the splendid spell of 000l weather comes as an oasis in the Summer. Taken all iu all, Danville is favored the year around, as regards storms aud weath er. We very aeldom, if ever, get the great extremes noted in many seotiond. The weather is changeable, of oourße, it ia everywhere in the Northern bolt of the United States, but there are splendid surprises with their ohtarms. Glorious May, when Spring magio is everywhere and the dawn of awaken ing life aud color is fall apon us; ma tured Summers, with many daya of lasting delight; Ootobera.when the air iB as intoxioating aa good rich wine and wonderful russets and garnets run riot; mid-Winters, when the bine sky overhead liaa an added purity and depth aud clearness, and barren limbs are etched sharply against the cold azare,.or else, when saow is about as. glorious pinks where the sunlight falls and magio blaea where the ahadowa rest. 'Tis a glorious world, after all, aud while we loug in Winter for soutli ern California and Florida,take it tho year around,considering the monotony of months of rain,or mouths of drouth, the saud, and other unpleasant feat urer.the changeableness of this section of Poniisylvanir.. Hs seasons, inter aporaod with sanahiue aud shadows, showers and auows, warm and oold, balm and tonio, on the whole, it ia just the best and pleaaantest apot on old Mother Earth. Chicken Thieving Going On There is good deal of petty thieving going on about town whioli lias jnat beon brought to the aurface through the robbery at John Martin'a atore, East Market street, Suuday uight. During Saturday night, especially when the electrio lights were oat the thlevea were very active aud a large namber of rags, carpets, &0., were atolen from tho verandaa. The heavießt loser was Mra. D. O. Jones,E. Market streot, who had 11 fine spring chick ens atolen from the baok yard. An at tempt waa made to break into Grant Fenatermaohor'a hen rooat, but the thievea were discovered and frighten ed away. Among others who mlased ruga aud other articlos from tliair ▼erandaa are Emeraon Adams, Julius Heim and Harry Ellenbogon. At Mr. Ellenbogen a a handsome tidy was stolon. The latter waa faßtoned to the baok of a rooking chair and in order to secure it the aneak thiovoa used a i knife to out it loose. John H. Hartman Dead. At a late hour Tuesday night Chief of-Police J. O. Minoemoyer was call od up by telephone ; the message, which provod to be a long distance one,came from Philadelphia and apprised him of the death of his uncle, John H Hartman, who was found dead iu bed. The deceased,uearly seventy years of age, was a former resident of this county. When a boy with his parents ho resided at Mausdale aud was em ployed iu hauling iron ore iuto this city. When the Rebellion broke out the deceased enlisted and after the war did not return to Danville. He be came an expert hand at covering steam pipe and filled many important, con tracts at this work in different parts of the country. Among other places he was employed at the Hospitul for the Insane at this place,where the ox tensive system of pipe ooverod to this day attests to his skill. Tlie deceased was an unmarried man. Ilis home was in Philadelphia whore for nearly thirty years he boarded at the same hotel. Hissing from Home. Orval, the sixteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Holter, of Ber wick, is missing from home. II.« wnt to Rloomsburg on Thursday of list week, to attend the circus and f.tiled to return home. It is thought he may have joined the show. CONTRACTORS ARE AT WORK Operations oil thp extension ol the State Highway to Mausdalo began last week by tho contractors, Fees and Hartuian, of Shamokin Dam.who have taken the joh for 131101.52. An excel lent has been made on the road and tho preliminary work has been undertaken in a manner that speaks well for the contractors, and indicatoa an early completion of the road. Kens and Hartman have purohased from the Rachel Bennett estate, near Uausdale, a piece of limestone, aud have been blasting the stone loose for uearly a week past. They havo a crash er ou the ground, which they will start to operate daring the oarly part of this week. It is the intention of tho ooniraotors to use limestone ex clusively in the construction of the road. This will make a more solid and durable road bed than whore oinder is used for the lower courses. There liaß alao been some woik done in filliug in at the aruli bridge. This is the biggest fill that will be necessary on the road. Tho grade, as established by tho survey. doeß uot require much catting or filling. A steam roller is at Mausdale ready for nae when it ia needed ; ao that u' thing remains that will retard the construction work. Finest Barn In this Sectiou. The new barn at the Hospital for the lusane ia now fully completed S. W. Armes, who had the contract for tho [laiutiug, yeaterday putting ou the finishing touches. Tho barn is regarded as ouo of tho finest in this section of the country, both iu point of workmauship aud the choice and oostly timber employod iu its oonstuotion. It is of largo dime", xious, consisting of main barn 104x52 teet aud a cattle shed 100x47 feet,both divisions being 20 feet high to tho square. The roof is of slate and is surmounted h.v six ventilators, the oeutral one of which contains a weath er vane. The timbers are of the finost quality of Southern yellow pine; the sides are hoarded op w.tli the beat quality of white pine beaded flooring. The timber is all surfaced or planed. The baru contains three threshing floors and two hay mows. The old barn was destroyed by fire last Gotober. On November 10th the oontraot for the new barn was award ed to Trumbower & Werkheiser of thfß city, who in turn sublet the car penter work to John A. Mowory. The contract prioo was $12,645. Work ou the new baru waa began shortly after the holidays, bat was muoli delayed owing to the diflionlty iu securing the choice ami valuable timber needed, the product of South ern saw mills, which due to the gen eral prosperity aro kept constantly crowded with orders. Tho baru, taatefully painted iu a shade of drah, presents a fine appear ance aud those who examine the build ing are loud in their compliments uot only for Trumbower & Workheiser, who held the contract, hut also for Mr. Mowrey, who haa left the stamp of expert workmanship upon part of the building New Pavement at Court House. T. L. Evans' Sons yesterday begau work on the new concrete pavement aud Btepa in frout of the Court House. The big flag atonea, which were pat down when the Court House was built iu 18(18, wore fouud maoli the worae for the long wear and exposure, many of them breaking under their own weight as they were pried loose with the crowbar. The present oontract covers only the front of the Court House and there was some thought of utilizing the best of the stoue removed in laying a now side walk along the Court House grounds ou West Market street. As is shown by the sequence, however, it is doubtful whether the stone from the front of the building would prr.ve of much value aud repay for the trouble of relayiug. In viow of all the facts a good many people think that the proper thing for the County Commis sioners to do would be to lay a con crete pavement aloug West Market street to correspond with the side walk aud steps In front of the build ing. It is not kuowu how the proposi tion is regarded by the County Com missioners, but it will no doubt be given some cousideratiou at their next meeting on Saturday. riamy Applications for Farms. The four fine farms belouging to the John K. Benuett estate advertised for rent will not go begging for tenants. Up to yesterday eight farmers had ap plied,all good praotical men who kuow how to make farming pay. The farms advertised are all in a high state of cultivation and will nat urally bo much in demand. It is like ly that care will be exercised iu tho selection of a tenant no that the farms may fall into the bauds of none but farmers highly recommended. Visiting Old Home. Mr. and Mrs. David W. Moigan and sons Stephen and William, of Phila <l. Iphia. art' vi ithtg at Ihe home of Mrs. iVforgan's parent*, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Johnson, Oburoh street. Mr. Morgan was born in I) tii\ ilie, hut ieft. here when ho was siv years of ago. He visits this city ocoa^iuißlly to see his old friends. Upon his arrival this time he noticed with mm h pleasure the vast improvements that have taken place since has last visit Mr. Morgan a now foreman iu tin U. S. Mint. LADIES MAT BE ASKED TO SOLICIT Nothing had been heard from the Sol' (tiers' Monument Committee for some time past and tho general supposi tion was that the Cominitteo had bo come discouraged at tho slow progress made by solicitors aud hart abandoned hope of being alilo at tho present time to pull together a auflioieut sum of money to erect a suitable memorial to the fallen brave of Montour county. Hon. James Foster, President of the Soldiers' Monument Committee, as sures us, however, that such is not the case, that although the solicitors in some of tho districts did not show encouraging results anil that although the work during the last few months aloug all lines has been lagging, yet the intentiou is to make auother grand ettort putting the matter at least to a final test beforo entertaining such a thought as abandoning the proposi tion. Mr. Foster has called a meeting of the Soldiers' Monument Committee to be held iu Council Chamber ou Thurs day evening next at 7:30o'olock. Tho results achieved by tho solicitors iu some of the districts has been so suc cessful that Mr. Foster is encouraged to believe that by adopting proper methods mouey enough can bo raised throughout the couuty to euable the Committee to erect a suitable mouu mont A suggestion has beeu made that tho ladies, who havo nevor yet been known to fail iu any similar work, be interested in the project aud luduoed to assume the work of soliciting. Thia matter will be brought before the Sol diers' Monument Committee ou Thurs day evening and will he discussed aloug with other measures that may be proposed. Mr. Foster is quite sau guino aud believes that tangible re suits will follow. From now on the work will uot be permitted to lag. This Pauper is Wealthy. Because William Yeager, an inmate of the insane asylum at Danville, has by false pretense been a charge upon Snyder county for nine years, Sheriff Sampsell on Tuesday served uotico ou tho Sunbury Safe aud Trust Deposit Company to rooovor $1234, that being the amount due the State for hoard. Yeager, who was a resident of the township of Beaver,iu Snyder couuty, and a veteran of tho Civil War, a pen sioner at the rate of s:io per mouth, auffored much ridicule from neighbors aud aooording to Sheriff Sampsell, once threatened to kill a person. Be cause of this aud other irratioual ac tions, he was, in 18H7, declared by tho courts of Snyder cuunty to be a luuatio. Proceedings wore thereupon institut ed to place him in the insane asylum at Danville. He was admittod as a pauper, qeating Snyder comity $1 76 a week, board. It has beon discovered that the Sun bury Truat and Safe Doposit Com pany, at his trustee, hold for Yeager more than $4,000, the secret accumula tion of pensions. R. S. Ammerman, member of tho Legislaturo from Moutour county, at torney, also, for the trustees of the Danville aHylum, has served notice on the commissioners of Snyder ooanty to ahow oauso why Snyder county authorities should continue their sup port to tho maintenance of said Yeager iu tho asylum, in the face of tho faot that lie has ample moans, not only to pay his futuro aupport, but also to reimburse the county and State for what money have already been paid in Ilia bolialf. An otfort will bo made to loaru who it waa I hat had Yeagor admittod as a pauper. Tho holding of tho supposed paupoi's wealth by the Trust Com pany, has caused much heated talk, because Yeager should have paid $5 a week board, that being the rate for a self supporting iumate. Suubury Daily. Local Institute of Sunday schools The local institute of Sunday Schools of Cooper and Mahoning townships convened at St. James' church, ville.on Tuesday evening at H o'clock. An interesting and a profitable pro gram wan rendered,consisting ol music by the choirs of the oliurch. Revs. G. CI. Kunkle and O. O. Lerch and Mr. P. E. Mathias present ed iu a torso and a forceful manner various phases contributory to the best i success of Sunday School Work. An organization of Sunday School workers in those townships.the fourth district, was effected by electing E. G. Wertman, President; Charles Ut termlller, Vice President; J. P. Weav er, Secretary ; Charles W. West, Trea surer. Business Men Held Clam Bake. A clam bake participated in by six teen business men of town was hold at Colonel Eckman's,Roaring Creek, yes terday. I!y a ooiucidouce the event fell on the forly-first birthday of W. j A. Sechler, Mcucral Manager of the Danvillo Stove and Manufacturing Company,a circumstance which threw additional zest into the festivities. A. L. Canfleld of Now York, who has charge of the New England and export trade of the Stove Works, was present at the clam bake as the guest of honor. All hope Abandoned. John O'Connor still continues very critically ill at his home on Vine street. His dealine has been very rapid during the last few davs and all hope for his recovery has been abandoned. , Yesterday he lapsed into unconscious ess. MR. LAWMAKER'S RESIGNATION Tho news of General Secrotary Lau master's resignation aud the accept ance of it printed in these columns yesterday morning struck most people as a great surprise and caused pro found regret. The facts set forth in connection with the affair, however, fully explained the situation, ahowiug that there was no other alternate left and that the General Secretary as woll as the Board of Directors ia wholly re moved from any suspicion of faithless ness or inclination to shirk. The only thing that is involved in any obscurity is the future of the As sociation in Danville. The Board of Directors themselves seem wholly at sea and no one seems to know along what lines the work might be practi cally conducted in Danville. The fine ly equipped building, a gift to the Y. M. C. A., still remains aud will al ways be a big advantage to tho work here. That Y. M. C. A. effort will not be wholly abandonod in Danville it seems safe to prediot. A little later no doubt the work will be arraDged ou some basis that will require less mouey when it ia hoped ways and means may be adopted that will raise tho fuuda needed without the worry and embarrassment, whioli have prov en saclt a detriment iu the past. Mr. Laumaater has no fixed plaus for the future. He is an ovangeliat of experience and of great power aud will not long be idle in a country where there is such a demand for religions workers. He ia widely known and will no doubt soon receive a call. Mr. Laumaster's resignation does not go into effect until September let. The period intervening ia oompriaed in hia anuoal vacation so that moat of the time ho may be out of town. The building during the present month will bo iu charge of Physical Diroctor C. 0. Carpenter. Arrest of Wilkesbarre Council. WILKESBARRE, Aug. 2.—A gi gantic bomb was thrown into council manic circles this morning when a story made its appearance totheeffeot that warrants are about to bo issued for the arrest of city fathers who re ooive free street car hooka. Dr. A. Gordon Finnoy ia hack of the crusade and according to the best in formation obtainable he ia being sup ported by several prominont citizens and acting under legal advice. Detec tives, it ia said, are now aeouring the neceaßary evidence, preparatory to the issuing of the warrants. A reporter interviewed Dr. Finney thia morniug, and the latter spoko freely on the matter, not stating how ever, just WIIOD arrest would take place. "My attorneys are now arranging the uocessary details," aaid Council man Finnoy, "and aa 80on aa they complete this work and ascertain if the evidence iB strong enough for oases, arrests will be made. "It is as much a crime for coancil mon of the city of Wilkesbarro to ao cept froe atreet car booka aa it ia for members of the logislatnro to take trauaporation on atoam railroada. The atatutea are directly againat thia giv ing and taking of paaaea aud why thiß law ia openly violated ia something re mark able. " " Yea," continued Dr. Finney, 'a free pass was aent to me after my eleo tion aa councilman, but I returned it with my compliments and a request to givo tho buok to aome cripple, who may need transportation more tliau I do." The maximum penalty for accepting a bribe in the ahape of a street ear pass is a fine of 1500 or imprisonment for a term of ten years. According to Dr. Finney only a few of thia eity'a thirty two councilnieu refused trolley traua portation. Developments are awaited with much intorest and meanwhile it is a good guess that local legialatora will be somewhat wary in using their bluo-atriped ticketa for some time to como heavy Sale of Brick. Brick manufacturer John Keim has cloHed with Contractor Hathraolf of Sunbury for the sale of 200,000 briok to be delivered iu September. Mr. Keim IH disposing of a large portion of the prodoot of his yards in Sun hary and has already shipped to that plane over 300,000 briok this season. Whatever ampins remains will be in demand for the new work at the Hos pital for the Insane, which will no doubt get under way yet daring the present seapon. Thumb Badly Cut. Harry Swank, book-keeper at A. O. Amosbory's, mot with a painful acci dent yesterday. Daring the forenoon for the sake of a little exercise he stepped out in the yard and began to chop wood. While engaged iu the work the axe slipped, cutting a very bad gash 111 his left thumb near the middle joint. Dr. Wintersteen was called who found it necessary to in sort several stitohes. Will Undergo Treatment. Dr. W. R. Paulcß last evening re turned from Philadelphia, whore he accompanied Henry Weidman to the Hospital. Mr. Weidman will undergo an operation for appendioitis. Engagement Announced. Mrs. Perry Deen.fiast Market street, announces the engagement of her daughter Miss Sara, to Mr. Edward Rosser, of Kingston. Pa. NO. 37 PLANNING TENNIS JHJRNAMENT The Y. M. O. A. Tenniß Olab has deoided to hold a tenuis tournament for singles and doubles (or the 11)06 championship of the oluj. The tourna mentis to begin Thursday, Aogußt 3rd, and will end Saturday, August 12th. The plaus for the tournament were adopted at the Olub mooting Wednes- a committee," com posed of William W. Watkin, W. E. Gosh and O. O. Carpenter, was ap pointed to draw up rules and make the detailed arrangements for the af fair. The committee met yesteiday morn ing and drew up the following set of ruleß to govern the tournament: 1. The best of three sets shall be played in oach match. Winner having right to competo in next succeeding round. 2. At least one member of the Olub shall be chosen at each match to aot as referee and shall decide points,oall fouls, lots, etc. 8. Tournament matches shall have right of courts at all times during pro | gress of tournament. 4. Rules of National Lawn Tennis Association as per Goodrich or Spauld ing tennis handbooks shall deoide any points whioh may arise. Drawing shall be made by committee In aooord with them. The rules for entries are as follows : Singles: All members of the Olub in foil standing i.e. having paid assess ment for 11)05 may enter tournament. Kntry shall be made by signing tourna ment lists at Y. M. O. A. Hall or with chairman of committee, and must be aocompanind by a deposit of 10 oents for maintenance of oourts during time of tournament. Members of the Y. M. O. A. not members of the Olub.may enter tourna ment upon presentation of their names to O. O. Carpenter, and deposit of In itiation fee off 2.00. Tournament in singles shall be straight championship tournament, played in preliminary and » successive rounds. Winner in finals shall be champion of Club for 1906. Doubles: Eutry qualifications as in singles. Members must enter by pairs, entry to boar signature of both players and be accompanied by fee of 2S oents for maintenance of courts daring toarna ment. Tournament in doubles shall be "round robin" tournament between pairs entured. In caso of tie for first place, the pairs having high soorn shall compete in 5 set inatoh for championship. Win nets shall hold title of champions for 11)05. The members of the Olub are en thusiastic over the toarnament, anil it is anticipated that much interest will e taken in the games. In the Dog Days. Why is it, pray, that mail, of all created things, fails to be at his best daring the summer solstice? Vegetables and animals are at their fullest tide of strength and maturity daring this opooh. Why should not man be at his best physioally during June and August? Answer: Man is out of touch with nature. He dons not live a normal life. He runs to excesses. He is intemperate. A highly wrought condition of eith er body or mind is fatal to strength or satisfaction during the heated term. For instance: Would yon jam the furnaue of yoar houso fall of ooal on a sweltering Au gust day ? Yet you stuff yoar stomaob with heating viands as if it were the dead of winter and you needed the higher temperature. Be very moderate in youreating and your drinking in dog days. Bat little if any meats. Rat fruits and veget ables. Drink plenty of water with no ice in it. Above all watch yoar mental ther mometer. One may be ever so careful of hia diet aud yet work himself into a fever Iby mental tension. Worry Is heat. Anger is high temperature. Haste is fuel added to flames. Over-exertion burns up vitality. Work, physiaal or mental, will not hurt. Indeed, work is necessary. It keeps one's mind oil the weather, work with out worry. Laziuoss may be as bad as work if yoa fame over It. Delibera tion of eflort, serenity, good oheer, normality these will take yon through. If you lived the natural life yon would bn at your ripest and best dar ing nature's maturing season. Instead, you live at your lowest. The reason is plain : lute mperance. Writer of Anonymous Letters, Thero is no meaner type in the hu man species than the writer of anony mous letters. He is a sneak and a cow ard by instinot, and a low, despicable lawless car In society and business. Kor real or fancied grievanoes he at : tacks people,like the thief and the in oendiary, under cover of darkness. He does not soruple to ruin a home,to in jure the business reputation of a com petitor or blacken the reputation of an innocent girl, if he oan gain a per sonal advantage, or gratify his vindic tive nature. When the law catolies him, as it often does, it has lew re spect for him, than any other olass of oriminals.