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The new trespass law in addition to
protecting farmcu and property own
ers generally against intruders, is far
rMohing In Ita provisions. It prohibits
the march iug of strikers and plaoiiiß
of piekets on the lauds owned by die
ooal companies. It also enables those
who have amusement parks to keep
ont intruders, or trespassers, as has
been verified in the arrests already
Bade. The flues oolleoted under this
aot revert to the soliool fund of tho
city, borough or township wherein the
law ii violated and It will be well for
the soltool boards to keep au eye on
the violators, as the law Is so exact
ing in its nature that a person is only
safe from arrest when walking ou the
highway. Here Is the law as on the
alatute hooka: r
Section 1. Be iteuactnd, etc.. That
from aud after the passage ot this act,
itgballbe unlawful for any person
vHftfoly to enter upon any land,with
in the limits of this ooramouwealth,
where the owner or owners of said
land has caused to be prominently
posted upon said land printed notioes
that the said laud is private property,
and warning all persons from trespass
ing thereon, uuder the penalties iu
this aot.
Section 2. Every person violating
the provisions of this aot shall be li
able to a penalty of uot exoeedlug ten
dollars, together with the oosts of pro
ssoutiou, to be recovered before auy
magistrate or justice of the peaoo, as
fines and penalties are by law recover
able; aud iu default of said fines and
ooata,the party convicted shall be com
mitted to the county jail of the proper
oonnty, for oue day for each dollar of
Hoe Imposed.
Seotion 8. All penalties rooovered
nnder this aot shall be paid to the
aoliool fund ot the district in wliioli
the trespass was committed.
Working at a Dizzy Height.
Peter J. Keefer, Superintendent of
Water Works and Superintendent of
Sewers, who has turned his hand to
■moke ataok repairs, has made excell
ent progress in soaßoldiug the big
chimney at the Water Works, satis
faotorily demonstrating that he is
%aits at muoli at home a hundred feet
or ao above aa he is battling
With oonditlons in the deep sewer
Aa described In these oolamns Tues
day morning in.aoaffoldlng the itaok
Mr. Keefer found himself op against
a pretty stiff proposition. All the
lumber ueeded]l>ad;to,be drawn op on
the Water Works at the western end
by rope and taokle and oarried over
tbe roof to the base of the stack.
Notwithstanding by Tuesday night
the scaffold was piaoticully complet
ed, Yesterday morning some finishing
tooolies were pot on, when everything
was ready to begin the rebuilding. At
one ooruer of the scaffold an improvis
ed ladder exteuds from the roof ot tho
Water Works to the ' k top of tlio staok.
while on top a temporary hoist is fixed
op with rope and pulley blocks instal
led to be used iu raising brick and
A good maiiy persons yesterday paus
ed to view tiie busy workmen, who
seemed to niovo about with the great
est freedom at the great elevation, Mr.
Keefer himself at all times going
ahead and steppiug into plaoes that
none but the mostjcool-headed and ex
perienoed oould occupy without losing
their balanoe.
The iron plate on put to
gether In seotious and was easily tak
en apart and removed, after whloh the
work on the briok work hegau.
mysterious Death at Jameson City
Eugene Potter, aged 28 years, wan
found dead Saturday morning in a
pood at Jamesou Oity,having drowned
sometime daring tlio nigl.t previous.
A great deal of mystery surrounds tho
case. Potter was the boss of a gang
ol men who were engaged in cleaning
00l the pond, which Is to be used as
a place for the storage of water, and
be* together with a companion, lived
in a camp near their work.
Friday night two straugers appear
ed in the camp and asked for lodging,
bot Potter was compelled to refuse
their request on account of lack of
room. He offered, however, to row
them to the other side of the poud.
Boon after their departure from camp
Potter's companion retired and, goiug
to aleep.did not miss Potter until Sat
urday morning. Not finding him iu
oamp he instituted a aearoh. He soon
found the boat turned bottom side up.
and the body of Potter was nearby.
He was drowned and had beeu dead
aome time. #
The two strangers left uo traoo be
hind them, aud have not been neeu by
anyone since leaving the camp Friday
night. Potter was an excellent swim
mer and, under ordinary oircoint-tan
ces, would have beeu well able to take
care of himself in the water.
Mitchell Seeks Converts Only.
"Are you union men?" asked Presi
dent John Mitchell, addressing 2000
mine workers outdoors iu the rain at
Bseter recently.
"Yon bet we arol" came the re
sponse, with a roar.
"Then there's no use of my speak
ing, under theae conditions, to men so
strong in the faith. Get a meeting of
non-nniou men, and I'll come down
The orowd oheering and satisfied,
Elliott Morgan Pegg.son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kobort J. Pegg, Bloom street,
depnrtod this life about ft:3o o'alouk
yesterday morning. It was not gen
erally kuowu that the youug man was
ill and the news of Ills sudden demise
fell on the community with most stun
ning effect.
Elliott Morgan Pegg was ono ot the
young men of Danville that our citi
zens have pointed to with pride. Gift
ed intellectually,studious. Industrious
and anxious to succeed, he was at .the
same time helpful and devoted to his
pareuts, a stranger to indulgence and
auy form of vice and one who all uu
consciously stood as a model iu the
Tile deceased was 22 years of age,
praotioally all his life being spent iu
Dauville. He was a graduate of the
High School olass of 1900 aud graduat
ed with honors. In a competitive ex
amination the same year lie wou the
appointment from thiß district to the
Naval Academy at Aunapoliß. He
graduated as midshipman during the
present year, but resigned owiug to
defective eyesight.
He spent the piesent summer at the
home of his parents iu this city. Dur
iug this time lie was tho almost in
separable companion of his mother,
who is au invalid, and the care aud
devotion wliioli he bestowed upon her
iu her helpless Btate was a most beauti
ful and striking Illustration ot filial
love and an exalted sense of duty.
The cause of death was appendioitis.
Morgan was taken ill last Saturday.
The disease was in au acute form,
wliioli inado the outcome very doubt
ful from the start. His sufferings were
iuteuse at times, but on Thursday
eveniug the tidings went ont that he
was some better,a olrcumstanoe, wliioli
made the nows of liis death yesterday
moruing all the more ot a surprise aud
a shock.
Besides his pareuts Morgan is sur
vived by a sister, Mine Edith Pegg,
and an elder brother, Or. W. Austin
Pegg, of Soutli Dakota, who was at
the bedside of Ills brother during his
fatal illness. Everywhere yesterday
could be heard expressions of the doep
est sorrow and of sympathy for the
bereaved parentß and the surviving
brother and sister.
First Days bxamlnrtlon.
The examination of non-iestdent and
other pnplls for admission Into the
Boroogh schools began In the High
Sahool yestorday.
There were twenty iu the olass in
cluding four from the rural districts
who sought admission into the High
Soliool under the new law approved
Maroh 18. 1905. Included in the re
mainder were a number of ohildreu
whose parents have moved into town
since the olosiug of schools last spring
and who therefore, havo to stand au
examination ill order to show for what
grade they are qualified. Among oth
ers were two who failed to pass last
spring and were given another op
portunity to reveal what they could
Tlio result of the examination suffices
to show that tho High School will not
be filled to overflowing with country
pupils as the effect of the new law,al
though tlio result is not so oertain as
to the year following.
Of the four rural pupils examined
fm the High School only two passed
and those had taken spooial instruc
tion during the summer. Tho bulk of
the pupils from the country havo the
High Soliool in viow tor next season
and are quite ooutent togo into the
grammar school this yoar, working
their way op. The examination will
continue today.
Professor J. W. Taylor of Donald
son, the new principal of the High
School, is in town auil will meet with
the Sahool Board iu speoial session to
night whan a change of toxt books
relating to Latin will lie considered.
Castle Qrove Fine Daries.
The famous dairy at Oastle Grove,
which has built up suoli a line patrou
age in Danville, aooordlng to all ac
counts, will soou be a thing of the
past. Preparations are being made to
sell off all the live stock along with
the farmiug implements, after whiah
the farms will either be routed out or
It was thought at first that the sale
would tie held duiing the later pait of
September but It uow looks as though
it would be impossible to get ready
before October. The dairy consists of
ninety niiloh cows, all Jerseys or Ald
erneys aud all registered stock. These,
along with fifteen young cattle, will
be sold at public Bale. The oatalogue
of those valuable cattle required iu
connection with the sale is not prepar
ed in a day aud It is tiie work involv
ed in gettiug it out that IB holding
baok the sale.
The milk produoed by the bloodod
stock of Oastle Grove dairies in point
of rioliuess as well as of purity can
never bo excelled. It has proven an
object lesson to our oitizeus to show
wl.at milk and cream should be like
iu oriloi to come up to the best stand
ard. Tho news that the dairy has but
a short time to flourish is received
about town with a good deal of regret.
A. R. Whitelook, piesent Superin
tendent of Oaatle Grove Farms, has
tendered his resignation and will ro
turn to Ills home in Ontario, Oauada,
where ho will embark upon farming
on his own aocount.
Roosevelt is "first in peace"—aud
tliat'a enough for the present.
Borough Eugineer Qeroge F. Keefer
last evening submitted to Oounoil a
final report relative to the oost of pav
ing Mill street from the southern build
ing lino of Front street to the north
ern line of Oeuter street. The oost of
the pavement according to torms of
contraot is as follows:
108DS square yards paving at $2.17,
5235% lineal feet ouib at AO cents,
(3141.80. Total oost, (25,694.11
Borough's share, of (25f1U1.11,
Propertv owner's share, (17,129.41.
The prioe per lineal foot charged to
property owuers Is (4,07.
Ou motion of Mr. Vastine it was
ordered that the report bo referred to
tho Oommittee on Streets and Bridges,
they to act Iu ooujuuetion with the
Borough Solicitor.
Jodgo Kooh, of Pottßville, and W.
K. Pascoe were before Ooonoil iu tlio
interest of needed improvements on A
street. Botli Judge Koch aud Mr.
Pascoe lndioated their willingness to
baild walls and establish grades that
will meet the approval of both prop
erty owners and Oonuoil and to begin
work at onoe. All the; asked was that
the Boroogh Surveyor indicate by
plaaiug stakes in the ground the speci
fic points and the levels required in
grading and locating walls They al
so asked that the Borough enact an
ordinance requiring property owners
to put down gutters on A streot where
suoh shall be :equired when suitable
walls are built. Judge Kooh indicat
ed his willingness to sign the agree
ment requirod by Council to release
it after establishing a compromise
grade to meet the difficulties 011 A
street. Judge Kooh declared that the
trolley coinpauy is perfectly willing
to do Its full duty In the premises and
there seems to be 110 doubt now but
that everything will be fixed up satis
factorily in a short time.
Peter KeUßteruiaoher appeared be
fore Oouuoil asking damages iu tlio
snme of one hundred dollars for the
change of giade on Mill street causod
by putting down the pavement. He
said the new pavement Is on u level
with his door sill and that the wood
work of his poroh floor Is virtually
under ground. He stated that if set
tlement were made at onoe he would
aooept one hundred dollars. He, how
ever, regarded his loas as one of five
hundred dollar* and stated that if he
went obliged to have recourse to law
he would bring aotion for that amount.
On motion of Mr. MagiU the mat
ter was referred to the Oommitteo on
Streets and Bridges.
Mr. Vastino explained that J. V.
Qillaspy also considers his property
badly damaged by the change of grade,
but bad proposed a compromise,agree
ing to do all else required if. the Bor
ough would raise his building. Oil
mot on of Mr. Goeser Mr. Gillaspy's
proposition was also referred to tho
Committee on Streets and Bridges,
they to consider tbe matter aud to re
port at the next meeting.
Ou motion of Mr. Dietz it was or
dered that thOHfl property owners
whom* waste water drains Into Bliz
zard's Kan be ordered to eouneot with
the public sower at onoe. Some six or
eight parties were named who are still
polluting Blizzard's Run.
P. J. Keefer was re-eleoted Super
intendent of Water Works and Super
intendent of Sewers without opposi
tion last niftlit.
Jaoob Byerly and Edward Bell were
re-elected as Engineers at the Water
Works for the eußuing year.
Edward Wertmau and George Hul
lihen were re-eleoted as Firemen.
The following members were pres
ent : Gibson, Dietrioh, Jacobs, Goes
er, Dietz, Fensterniaoher, Boyer, Reif
suydor, Hughes, Vastine and Magill.
The following bills wore approved
for payment:
Regular Employos $116.00
Harry B. Pattou 30.00
Labor ou Sewer Extonsiou 4.US
S. J. Weill ver 20. «R
Labor and Hauling <10.38
Boyer Bros 1.50
Regular Employes 1144.80
Labor at Water Works 9.00
Franklin Boyer... 89.00
P. H. Foust 101.80
Locomotive Leaves the Track.
A locomotive was derailed at the
switoh just above the pumping station
at South Danville yesterday morning,
which caused a ripple of excitement
In that otherwise quiet louality.
The looomotivo WBB No. 1717, whloh
was just being brought away from the
shops at Sunbury. It was in charge of
an engineer of Nesoopeok, who had
just taken a disabled engine to Sun
bury for repairs. He was not familiar
with tho road at South Danville and
at tiie safety or throw-off switch the
englue left the track.
It was a bad derailment and after
several futile attompts to get the big
mass of iron back on the rails the
wreok train was called out. The lat
ter reaohed South Danville In a short
time and after a brief effort suooeeded
In getting the engine baok on the rails.
Stricken by Paralysis.
Mrs. Elizabeth Oook, widow of the
lato Enoch Oook, is lying very ill at
the home of her son, Millard Oook,
Upper Mulberry street, aB the result
uf a stroke of paralysis sustained last
week. Her lett side la disabled.
A committee consisting ot George
Leighow, James Sliultz, Jaoob Shalt?.,
John Ooloman, Samuel Scott and Mi
olieal Breckbill met in the grand jury
room Saturday to make arrangemento
for a repetition of the Farmers' Tri-
Gounty Picnic, wliioli was booked for
the 12th lust., but wliioli was badly
marred by the rainy weather that day.
The plan to repeat the picnlo in De-
Witt's Park on Satnrday, September
2ud was approved by the oommittee.
Hon. William T. Greasy is expeoted
to make an address and the entire pro
gram inoluding a contest at quoits,ar
ranged for the fiist date, will be re
peated at the plcnio.
Metherell's orchestra will furnish
the muslo aud the young people of the
farm will enjoy dauoing in the tlue
pavilion during the afternoon and
evening, for it was emphatically stat
ed Saturday that the picnic would not
break up at five or six o'clock as many
supposed. The farmer and liis family
are often obliged by stress of ciroum
stauoos to labor ontil dark or later and
the oomiug pionlc will demonstrate
that tho people of the farm enjoy plea
sure aud recreation quite as much a
work aud when having a good time
they should not be expeoted to quit
any earlier tliau when hustling around
the farm.
The outing will be distinctively a
farmers' pionic aud a general invita
tion is oxteuded to the publlo cover
lug tho throe counties of Montour,
Northumberland aud Oolumbia. The
farmers have many friends in town
aud to these a oordial invitation is al
so oxtended. It was explained by the
committee that no limit whatever
would be sot aud that auy well dis
posed persons whether of the oountiy
or town, who chose to pack a basket
and oomo to the picnic would find a
warm weloome.
A Series of Amusing Contests.
The Heptasoph picnic whioh was
held at DeWitt's Park yesterday after
noon, brought out one of the largest
crowds that has assembled at that
popular rosort tliis season. Seven two
horse liaoks were kept busy plying
backward and forward daring the day
and for several hoars in the afternoon
they proved utterly inadequate to haul
the crowds. The number of people
present was variously estimated at
from 1300 to 2000 persona. Dr. DeWltt
wlio is pretty good authority on
crowds.aaid that In hia opinion there
were over 1600 people at the Park.
In evory respect the picnio was a
socoess. The weather was delightful,
and there were no serions acoidents to
mar the pleasure. Danolng was well
patronized during the afternoon and
The game of baso ball betwooo the
merchants of town and the moulders
of the Danville Stove and Manufactur
ing Company was tho principal attrac
tion daring the afternoon. Tho con
test was a rather one-sided one, how
ever, the Boore being 11 to 1 in favor of
the merchants.
In addition to base ball a sarles of
minor oontosts were pulled off whioli
provod very atunslng. Tho results were
as follows:
Wheelbarrow raoe—Lou Uething Ist;
Miss Lehman 2nd; Mrs. Moody and
Mrs. HUnger, tie, on 3rd.
Nail driving coutett —Mrs. Nowtou
Pursel, Ist; Miss Clara Smith, 2nd;
Mrs. Frank Burgner, 3rd.
Foot rao», 100 yards,—Harry Walker
Ist; Frank Stetler, and; Art Walker,
Iu the abovo raoos the first prize was
$1.00; seoobil prize, 70 oents; third
prize, SO oents.
In the boys' bag raoe Frank Hickey
oame in first; Carl Murray 2nd, aud
James Hickey 3rd. Iu this raoe the
money was 75 cents, CO oents and 25
The most amusing oontest was that
in which all the boyß who were en
tered took off their shoes aud plaoed
them ou a heap. Some one then shuffl
ed the foot wear nutll no une shoe
was anywhere near its mate. The
trick was for the boys to show whioli
could find liia shoes, put them on and
laoe them first. The houor fell to
Martin Styors and he reoeived a watch
for liia pains.
Charles Kounsley won oat in the
Cracker oontest. The triok was to see
wiio could devour six crackers in the
qniokest time.
Child Dies Hrom Scalding.
Donald John Green, tho lqfant son
of Ur. anil Mrs. Charles Green, Fact
ory street. who was so severely soald
ed Monday, died yesterday morning at
3 o'clock from the offeotß of his in
Tho ratal ending of the nnfortnnate
affair was totally unexpected. The
oliild seemed to be recovering although
nnable to The aooldont occnrreil
Monday noon and It was not nntil
Tuesday evening about 8 o'olook that
anintorrnpted Bleep came to the oliild ;
bat tills only lasted for two hontt.
At 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning
he was taken with convulsions which
lasted nntil his death.
The fnneral will take place from the
home of the parents, Friday afternoon
at 3 o'olook. Interment will be made
in Falrview cemotery.
The sympathy of the entire natiou
goes out tfl New Orleaus.and the hope
Is universal that the plagne will soon
be stayed.
This is the last week of vacation.
Gn Monday next, the 28tli itißl., the
public schools if the Borough will
The usual joiut meeting of teachers
and directois to considor the question
of text books will this year bo omitted
so far as the giades are oonoerned. For
the first time in years It happens that
no oliange is coutomplated ill any of
the series of books used bidow the
High Soliool. Iu the latter oourse the
only subjeot in wliioli a change of
books may take place is lauguage,
wliioli is taught by the principal. The
law, therefore, does not requ're the
usual joiut mooting, wliioli brings to
gether pretty much the whole oorps of
teachers and the board of dirootors.
The new principal of the High Soliool,
Prof. J. W. Taylor, of Donaldson,
Sohuylkill county, is expected to ar
rive iu Danville today aud he will
meet with the School Board in spooial
session duriug the present week to
give his views of the contemplated
cliango of book.
The examination of non-resident
pupils for admission into the Dauville
publlo sohools will begin in the High
Sohool room tomorrow. The result of
this examination will be watched with
considerable interest, as it will reveal
what proportion of the pupils from
the rural distriots after atteudiug the
oouutry schools are qualified to euter
the Borough Higli School and there
fore becomo beneficiaries under the new
law of Mareli lfl, 1905, which permits
children residing iu dißtriots iu wliioh
there is no high school to attend in
some other distriot. It is thought by
some that comparatively few will be
fooud to oome up to the standard aud
that at leaßt a vear of preparation in
the grammar grade will be required.
In this evout, of oourse, tlioro will be
au nuusual crowding in the High
Relating to Soldiers' Honument.
Editor of the lutelligouoor:
The committee engaged in soliciting
for the Soldiers' Monument »re work
ing hard. Theii work it is true, Is pot
uniformly encouraging, but only in
one instance, thoy state, have they
met with a flat retusal oaloulated
to oil ill their enthusiasm and weaken
ed their confidence any in publlo
gratitude and patriotism. The solicit
ors, however, are uot ashamed of tlio
work In whloh they volunteered and a
single rebuff has no effect.
A great writer lira said that nothing
is moro detestable than ail ungrateful
man, bat fortunately the solicitors
havo not found ingratitude a predom
inating quality among the rauk and
file of oar townspeople, who stand as
a type of the bruad-healted, liboral
American public.
The solicitors meet with much on
oourageniont. The proposition to erect
a monument is genorally approved.
No one blossed with a spark of Christ
ian charity would dare suggest that
thoso who aro laboring to erect a suit
able memorial have gone into tho work
with anything other than the purest
motives, belioving their offoits are due
the inon who gave their lives for the
blessings that we now enjoy. There
are many kind words for them and
subscriptions that aro generally in
keeping with the circumstances of
those who subscribe.
Thero are, however, a few discour
agements. It is unfortunate indeed that
the solicitors should be obliged to
meet suoh remarks as "Tho Soldiers
want it all," "Call again," "I'll see
you at some future time." &o. Those
men who have so earnestly entered in
to tho work should not be turned
down. This is not a mattor sprang
npou us suddenly. It has been talked
of from the rostrum by tho most
eloquent and best meu iu the com
munitv. It has been dwelt upon iu
the newspapers ful' months or years
As one, therefore, who is not a mem
ber of the Committee or iileutifiod
with the project in any way oxoept as
a contributor we would appeal to our
people: "Whatever you desire to give
toward erecting this monument give
at onoe. If the solicitor') have not
reachod yon goto them and ont of the
fullness of a grateful heart make a
liberal offering to this worthy causo. "
Worknan's Eye Badly Burned.
Kdward Dietz, Chambers street, is
suffering from the elTeots of a bad
burn in his right eye sustaiued last
Friday while employed at the squeez
or at the Danville Kolling Mill.
A pieoe of steel about half the size
of a pea, red hot, lodged In the corner
of the eye under the eye lid, hurtling
tho tissue very badly and cutting the
eye ball.
Dr. Newbuker was called, who ex
t tracted the steel and treated theinjor-
I «d eye. Yesterday the patient was re-
I 1 ported as doing fairly well. Tho in
_ had nearly disappeared,al
though it will take some time longer
' to determine ju»t what the effect of
j the injury may he.
1 Runaway Indian Boy Captured.
I Two runaway Indian hoy* from the
9 Carlisle Indian *oho.d wore otpinred
I at Hairisbnrg by Chief of Poltee Duru
' haugh Htior n lively i base on the West
Side. The boys who gave their names
an Kdgar Onrry and Harrison Huddle,
II said that they hail followed the < iious
n thore from Carlisle. Cliiet Durnbangh
ii uotifiod the authorities at the Indian
| Tho two horses attneheu to the ha
rounlio containing the pall bearers ran
»««) while returning from Elliott
j Morgau Fogg's funeral Monday after
noon and a* a result Guy Mowory sus
tained a broken leg and the vehicle
was rendered well nigh a wreek.
Die horses aud carriage bolongod to
Frank Fry and were ill charge of a
driver furnished by the liveryman.
The foaui was very rostive from the
start. The voliiclo was not equipped
with a biake aud the horses were much
averso to holding baek. They caused
some trouble iu decending the hill iu
tho cemetery on the homeward drive.
Tho driver, however, managed to oou
trol the team until a point was reach
ed on Rtooui street opposite the manse
of tho Grove Presbyterian oliorch,
when the horses began to run and de
scended the hill at a terrific rate of
speeil. The driver managed to guide
theui aright, threading tho way with
out accident among tho other vehicles
that were returning from the funeral.
Before reaching the railroad crossing
the driver hoping to clieok the run
away horses turned them iuto tho old
oemetery. This did noMielp matters
any aud the toam was dashing over
the uueveu surface when the driver
throw the linos out and jumped. Each
of the young men acting on tho im
pulse of the monieut followed suit. A
couple of thnu lit ou thoir feet aud
escaped injury; others were thrown to
tho ground prettv violently aud sus
tained bruises of more or losb severity.
Guy Mowroy, however, was the most
unfortunate. Iu jumping he struck a
sharp declivity, with tho result that
Ills right leg was doublod up uuder
his weight iu auoli a manner as to
cause a bad fracture.
The team ran out ilio alloy at the
foot of tlio aemetery where it WHS
caught. Mr. Mowrey was carried iu
to a dwelling nearby where lie was at
tended by Dr. S.Y. Thompson. Both
bones of the leg wore broken and bad
ly crushed midway between tlio knee
and ankle. The fracture was reduced
by Dr. Thompson assisted by Dr. 0
Shultz Later accompanied by Dr.
Shultz the injured man was takou to
Ills home near Orovania on a trolley
The top of the barouche is almost a
total wreck caused by striking the
overhangiug branohes of the trees on
Klomu street, during the rnnaway.
Old Base Ball Player Here.
A great many Danville people have
had, during the past several days, the
pleasure of greeting an old friend in
the person of William Hoffnor, one
time first baseman oil the Danville
base ball team aud an "Old Timer"
on the diamond in this state.
Mr. Hoffnor played his Inst season
with the looal team fifteen years ago
when Danvillo was In the Pennsyl
vania Slate League. Duriug his last
summer in Danville he oovored first
base and was one ot the star all-around
players of the aggregation. Mr. I loll
ner's best work on tho local dia
mond, however, was done in the sum
mer of 'H9, when the Danville team,
under the management of Josso Shan
non,anil with the subjoot of this sketch
as the star twirler, played and beat
tho best teams in the Slate.
Mr. Ilolfner is at present located at
Perth Amboy, Now Jersey, where ho
went four years ago to play ball. Sinoe
then he lias gone into business in that
city, boiug connected with tho roal
estate and insurance firm, Bishop &
Since leaving Danville Mr. Hoffner
has not deserted the diamond for a
longer time than was necessitated by
the chaugo of seasons Only last sum
mer he was manager aud first baseman
of the Perth Aaiboy team, aud this
year he played iu the field on the team
from that place
Submitted to Regulation Test.
The dynamo at (ho Borough light
plant Monday «a< submitted to a
regulation test to determine whothcr
it was mooting all the roquiieinonts of
an up-to-date pi nil t. The test was
made under the direction of A. M.
Lang, a representative ol the Wairen
Eleotrio Manufacturing Company, of
Sandusky, Ohio,by which tho dynamo
was installed.
The test was made with water rheo
stat, and *as full nf interest. Throe
barrels were placed side by side filled
with water, which is one of tho best
of conductors. Into one of tho barrels
the enrrout was conducted by an ordi
nary wire and each of the barrels was
connected by a similar wire, whiah
pouetratod the wator. Tho resistance
otlere.l by the water In the barrels as
arranged was equivalent to tho load
carried on the streot system.
The test showed that tiie dynamo Is
In first class order anil capable of do
ing its work very nicely. Tho result
sullioed to indioafe that there is moro
or less grounding throughout the street
system where the limbs of trees ooino
iu contact witli tho wires ami by oth
er moans. All that remains now is to
locate and obviate this grounding and
the municipal plant will bo all that
oould he desirod
Pleasant Party.
Mrs. J. H. Eyerly, Lower Mulberry
street,tendered a party Saturday even
ing in honor of her nieces, Miss llattie
Niokle, Miss Traneo Sterner, of Do
wart and Miss Anna Latchshaw, of
Mauch Chunk. A number of guests
were preseut. Refieshments wore serv
ed duriug the evening.
| The burglars resumed operations in
. Dittiville Monday night. While oarry
i ing oft' his booty one of them was dis
covered by Edward tfigard, who was
just a few minutes too late to capture
the burglar and incidentally tho one
hundred dollars reward which is offer
ed by Council for tho arrest and con
viction of the housebreakers.
The waroliouse of John Jacobs' Sons
was burglarized and a large bucket of
c.iramols stolon. Tho robbery was very
cunningly planued both to prevent de
tection and to conceal tho fact that a
robbory had been committed. All that
locality in the roar of Mill street is
very oarofully patrolled by Watchman
Lewis Byorly during the night. The
time selected for the robbery, there-
fore, waß between ten and half past
ten o'clock, just after tiie stores were
dosed and before Ur. Byorly not busy
ou Ills beat.
Edward Bigard, who is employed by
Henry Divel,sleeps In one of the small
buildings in the rear of Mill street,
probably 100 yards sooth of the ware
house robbed. Soon after ho had re
tired for the night he heard some one
stumbling about over the tin cans and
other forms of discarded tinware that
had been dumped in the dry bod of
Blizzard's run nearby. He at onco as
sociated this with something orooked,
but thought it was some one who had
gotten into George Gardner's barn,
which stands on the bank of the oreek.
He at onoe rushed out to notify Gard
ner and was in time to see a man flee
ing from the spot.
Mr. Gardner being aroused at onoe
began to investigate matters. He was
walking along the bed of the oreek
where the man was discovered when
he stumbled over the buoket of oaia
mels and was foroed to the conolnsion
that it was not Ills barn but a confec
tionery that had been robbed.
Upou investigation, however, every
thing seemed to be all right about Ja
cobs' establishment and the buoket of
carumels was plaoed in Lyon's store
pendiug the return of day when a full
investigation would be made.
Upnn opening their warehouse yes
terday morning the Jacobs Brothers
discovered two things—first, that the
door, although locked, bore evidenoe
of having beeu tamperod with and seo
ond, that a buckot of oaramelq was
missing, which corresponded ill every
particular with the ono found in the
Tim door, which in a eliding one, IH
socured by a pndlook. On the door se
curely screwed fast is a stout iron
strap, whioh at one ond la bent HO as
to receive a staple 011 tlio upright tops
when the door is pushed shut. The
screws had been extracted so that the
iron -iould bo romeved and the door
opened aftor which they wero careful
ly reinserted. In the darkness, how
over, one of the screws was lost so
that yesterday morning there was a
.'aoant hole. The whole job iu the
darkness was very bunglingly done,so
that tlio telltale absenoe of the scrow
was probably hardly needed to show
that burglarH had been operating on
the premises.
C. E, Rally at Danville.
The mid-year rally of the Keystone
League of the Christian Kndeavor of
the Luwisburg Dißtriot of the Evan
gelical church will be hold in this
city, Wednesday, Aagnst 30th, at the
United Kvaugelioal churoli.
Rev. E. B. Dunn expects to have at
leaßt thirty ministers and delegates iu
attendance at the sessions, which will
be held at 1:30 in the afternoon and
at 7:15 in the evening.
The afternoon lnoeting will be a
joint session of the Ministerial As
sociations of Berwick and Lewisbnrg
and vioinitios. For tlio ov mug rally
aa elaborate program has been ar
ranged, and is entitlod,"Eohoos fiom
Rnltimoro." The program wllloousist
of short talks on dllforent phases of
tlio recent World's C. E. Convention
held at Baltimore. Evoryhody is oor
dially invited to attend the rally.
The evening's program is as follows:
Soug Service in charge of Rev.
Harry Minsker, Nuremberg, Pa.
Devotional Exeroises, Mrs. Rev. J.
K. Bingham, Dewart, Pa.
Oar Reception at Haltimore, Mrs.
Rov. U. F. Swougpl, Lewisburg, Pa.
Denominational and State Rallies.
Rev. L. S. Reichard, Lewisburg, Pa.
The Juniors at Baltimore, Rev. D.
F. Young, Nescopook, Pa.
Great Reforms Rocoguized by (lie
Convention, Rev. J. W. Thompson,
First Church, Rerwick, Pa.
Kvaugelistic Features of the Con
vention, Rov. J. D. Shortens, Milton,
Consecration Service, Rev. L. Dice,
Maztippn, Pa.
Death of Levi J. Gibson.
Levi J. Gibson, a nearly life-long
resilient of Montonr ooonty, departed
this lite at the home of his sister,Mrn.
J. M. Horr, Scliuylor, on Mouilay.
The deceased was a widower and up
to a year ago resided in the vioinlty
of Pottsgrove. His health failing about
that time he took up his residence
with his sister, Mrs. Horr. at Solinyl
er, where death occurred and where
the luneral will bo held on Friday.
Services will be held at the resldenoe
of J. M. Horr at one o'olock p. m. In
terment will bo made in the oeinetery
at Oak Gtove.
The deceased was flfty-oue years of
age. He died ohildless, but is surviv
ed by two brothers and two sisters:
| Charles F, Gibson and Sara Gibson,
l Washingtonville. and K. W. Gibson
[and Mis. J. M. Horr, Schuyler.
NO. 40
Fiss & Hartman, of Shamokln Dam,
who have the contract for construct
ing the new State Highway in Valley
township, are making oxoellent prog
reHs with tlie work and expeot to
liatfe tlie highway completed In Sept
The oontraotors have purchased a de
poHlt of limestone from the Bennett
estate, which is conveniently situated
and on this spot havo installed their
own stone ornshor. They have twenty
five men employed and are finishing
up tlie highway at the rate <.f one
hundred feet a day. They have been
mueli delayed by rainy weather and
the whole dlstauoe oompleted does not
exceed five hnndred feet. Nevertheless
this Is considered excellent progress
and leaves no doubt bat that even
with extra work contemplated they
will be oIT the ground before the end
of next month. The plan adopted by
Kiss & Hartman of completing the
road as they go is rnaoh appreciated
by tho traveling publio, as it makes
driving mnoli easier than where the
road under reooußtrootlon is torn up
from end to end at the same time. As
Kiss & Hartman are working the pub
lio have the new road finished to the
pink of perfection and the old road
n6t yet broken up to drive over and
aro obliged to turn out only for a short
distance where exoavation and re
building is actually In progress. Fiss
& Hartman have tliolr own steam roll
er on the spot and are keeping it con
stantly employed.
The highway under reconstruction
embraces a little over 3600 feet. To
tills an additional seotlon of some five
hnndred feet will in all probability be
added. The Beotlon under construc
tion does not reaoh to the "water
trough" at Wise's hotel within about
a'hundred feet. Tho proposition is to
reoonstruot tlie highway In the forks
of *he two roads, oovering the widen
ed area up to tho wr.ter trough and re
building a short distance further
along the Milton and the Washington
vllle roads.
The County Commissioners have al
ready sent In the neoessary petition to
the State Highway Department based
on a petition from the Supervisors of
Valley township asking for the Im
provement of the additional road. The
petition oalls for "200 feet of con
tinuation on the Waslilngtonville
branch ; two hundred feot of continua
tion on the Milton branch and one
hundred feet in addition on Milton
Branch widened out at pnbllo water
ing trongh at Wise's hotel."
The above additional section of high
way is praotioally assured, as It has
the sanotlon of State Highway Com
missioner Hunter, who when he went
over the road recently was the first to
observe the neaesslty of the extension.
It was at his suggestion that the peti
tions wero prepared by the Supervis
ors and Connty Oommlssioneis and
sont into the State Highway Depart
190s a Year of Superlatives.
The current Issue of "Dunn's Week
ly Review says editorially:
"Assuranoo of prosperity on the
farm is generating oonfldenoe In alt
departments of trade and industry.
Contracts are placed for dietaut de
livery and oommeroial payments are
more prompt. It Is also gratifying to
note that pending and threatening lab
or oontrovorsles aro less numerous; a
higher eoale was adopted at glass fao
torios, and the attractive wages paid to
harvest hands have reduoed the ranks
of the unemployed to a minimum.
Jobbing trade Is brisk, especially iu
dry goods, and all the large cities re
port a full attendance of outside buy
ers. Prloes aro woll sustained by the
brisk demand, interior dealers prepar
ing for a vigorous fall and winter dis
tribution. Mills and faotoresare well
omployod, little idle maohtnery being
noted In the prominent industries, al
though iron and steel dlspatohes are
still somewhat Irregular. Trafflo by
rail and water Is very heavy, railway
earnlugs thus far reported for August
exceeding last year's figures by 6 0
per cent., and forigen trade at this
port, (Now York Oity) for the last
week showed a gain of |2,7<M,fiflO over
exports a year ago, and an inorease of
1323,957 in imports. It is beoomlng a
year of superlatives in the business
world ; prloes of the sixty mOBt aotlve
railway securities have reached the
highost point on record ; output of pig
iron in the first half of 1905 not only
far surpassed any preoeding six months
production, but exooeded every full
year prior to 1898; prices of hides are
at the highest position slnoe the Civil
War; wool quotations ;have not been
as strong slnoe the early eighties;
shipments of footwear from Boston
are olose to the maximum, and, in
cluding all shoe centers.the movement
this year is beyond preoedent; foreign
oommeroe in July surpassed the cor
responding month in any previous
year. Bank exchanges at New York
for the week wero 38.9 per oent. larg
er year, and at other leading
oities the gain averaged 16.1 per
Want Board Ousted.
The Selinegrove school board having
taken twenty-two ballots at different
meetings for the election of a princi
pal, Is unbreakably deadlocked. On
Wednesday an attorney presented a
petition to Judge HcOlore for the re
moval of the board, aotlng at the In
stanoo of oltlzens.

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