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VOL. LXXVI. MAY PIPE CANAL BEFORE WINTER Affairs relating to the old canal seem to be reaching a crisis and it is a question just how groat a nuisance of • this sort the peoplo aro obliged to tol erate. As the season advances rank and noxious weeds conspire with the sluggish and halt coiicealed sewage in the bottom to render the loug ditch doubly unsightly and disgusting, w bile as a menace to public health the titua tion grows more and more grave every day. That the publio all along the old waterway are crying out against the a nuisance is only natural in the prem ises. Tint they have submitted to the state of atlairs without more drastic action is duo solely to their conservative spirit and forhearanct An interview yesterday was had with ,1. 11. Goesi r, President of the Hoard ot Trade, who took the matter up witli owners of the eaual many mouths ago and succeeded ill obtaining from them a pioiuise to co-operate with the Horviugh in abating the nuis auco Things move slowly, but Mr. Goeser has oonfieuco tint the 1). L. & W. Kailroad Company means to do the right tiling aud that before many mouths the nusianco will be oc.t « 112 the way. A letter bearing on the subjeet has been received from G. J. Kay, Divi sion Superintendent of the D. L. & W Kailroad, who caused a survey to he made early last spring to determine tho feasibility el piping the old wat erway. Mr. Ray statis in effect that tho agreements in connection with the work are all pn pared aud will be pre seutod to Oonuc.il shoitly lor approv al. The I). L. &W. people, he says, hope to got the work under way (his fall. Me sees no reason, why the pip ing should not he completed before i winter. The above oertamly sounds encourag ing and is the most assuring informn tion that has yet been received The | Borough, it w ill be remembered, has j agreed to fill up the canal if the own er* will lay pipe in the bottom to pro vide for the drainage. The D. L & W. Railway Company, it is said, are favorable to this proposition, and will agree further that the Borough may use the pipe as a public sewer. Should it turn out that all delays are over and the Council and the Hail road Company get on the above basis it will prove a very goon thing for the Borough, as it will not only lid tho town of a groat nuisance hut will at the same time give us over halt a mile of public sewer, wheic such an improvement under any other*eir cumstances would be out of the ques tion for many years to come Tin Wedding Celebration. Mr. and Mrs. I'.nirry Heinbach. en tertainod a larg miiib rof i.rieuds at their home on Bloom road Saturday, The afTair was given as a celebiation of Mr. and Mrs. Heiubaoh's 10th wed ding anniversary. An excellent din ner was served. Many p:events were • received by the couple. Those present were: Mr and Mrs. John Roppert, Sr., Mr and Mrs W. H. Maust aud daughter Grace, Mr and Mrs. Geriugcr, Mr and Mrs. Morris Leighow.Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Heinbach,Mr. and Mrs. Barton Fnntt, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Mauser, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Krum, Mesdanies.Crom loy, Susan Butler, Rishel. Oscar Koch er, W. O. Heller. Thomas Cole, W. G. Kidgway, Howard Reppert and daugh ter Ethel, Lucy Walter, Kellar, W Wertmau, Joseph Mortem. David Krum, J. Morrison, W. Morrison. Lydia Ka.-hner, Minnie Middloton, Peter Mottern and Mrs. Burger, ot Shamohin; Misses Marie Heinbach, Ella Balliet, Verna Morrison, Lizzie Koohor,Gertrude Morrison, Laura Mor rison, May Heinbach, Hannah Mor rison, Pearl Krum, Edua Lcighow, Pauline aud Mary Mauser, Mary Fount ami Mary Morrison; M ssrs. H. Hal liet, John Roppert, Jr , Clark Hein bach, Divid Lcighow, Raymond and Samuel Morrison, Itoss Middletou and Earl Heinbach. Pleasant Surprise Party. ' A surprise party was tendered Mr. and MRH. James Murphy at Riverside oil Monday evening, which proved a decidedly plea-ant affair, Stoos' baud being present to furnish the music. The following wore present: Mrs*. Harsiet Beyer, Mrs. W. W Kimbtl, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Yeagoi, Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grosi, Mr. and Mrs. Charl-s NUSH, Mrs. Dennis Murphy, William Murphy. Mrs. John Snydor, Miss Annie Spotts, Mr. and Mrs. John linger, Mr. an I Mrs. William Minier, Miss Ann* Campbell, Mr«. .lonuin Knor., Mr. and Mrs. Grant Holier.Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, Cnarlos Riffle, Mis. J. <> Eberly, Kiversido; Mrs. John lloeloy, Mrs Richard Hooley, Mrs. Elward Graham, Mr*. .James Graham. Mr- William Sheehy, Mi.es Mam Keilly, Kate Graham. Mary linger Alice Peyton, Lizzie Ryan, Messrs. Thomas Graham, Frank Graham, II my To wards, James Grahaiu, Frank Baylor, Ralph Kinner, Joseph Shiok. John Dngan, Joseph Dailey, James Powe.is, of Danville; Mis.; Viola Sheehy an I Herbert Sheehy. of Harrjsburg. Try It Once. The fellow wlio had been criticisid by the editor of a loeal newspaper,ap plied to a lawyer to find out how to break up tho paper. II was told to buy the paper and run it six mouths. He was charged $2 for tha advice. FALL RESULTS IN BROKEN BACK! Thomas Salliviin.ti moulder meploy o«l at the Stove Works, foil from the I caual bridge at Beaver street, Satnr | day night and sustained terrible iu ju lies, his hack hoi tig broken. Sullivan and HOIIIO compauions about U o'oloek were seated on the railing of the canal bridge when Sullivan owing to some eause lost his balance and fell head first into the canal which at that point contains a small quantity of water. The fall is one of at least fif teen teer; Sullivan is a heavy man and he struck the bottom with great force, iju was to arise and it was apparent at once that he was bad ly injured. Chief-of-Police Minceiuoyer, who was out on Market street, heard his cries and ran to the spot. The man was paralyzed in his lower limbs as the lesult of the 112 ill and was unable to do anytliing to help himself. On each Nide the canal hank is supported by a stone wall and tho task of getting the man out of the canal was a most diffi cult. 0-0 After a good bit of hard tugging on the part of the Officer and those assisting the job was aoflbm pli-hod and the man was carried to (lie hoarding house of William Crumb, East Market street, where Dr. P. O. Newbaker was callod. It required but a superficial examina tion to convince the experieuced phy sician that the mau's back was brok en.nr that there was a bad dislocation ot the vertebrae, which means sub stantially the same thing. Tho phy sician at once reduced the dislocation, but the paralysis of the lower limbs continued, which loaves no doubt as fo the gravity of the ease. It is a ease from present indications that admits of little or no hopo, admitting that tho patient as it sometimes happens iu such cases nhould survive for a year or longer. The injured man is a member of the iron Moulders' Union, which at ouue took his case in hand. Sullivan was taken fo the Mary M. Packer Hospit al, Sunhury, on the 12:44 D. L. & W. train Sunday, and was Accompanied by John Herrick and John Hooloy.the former being Secretary of the Mould ers' Union. The injured man is about thirty-fire years of ag<}. He is a native of Troy, N V., where he has a sister residing. Ho has beeu in Danville off and oil for several years past. He is a competent workman and is much liked by his employers. William riiller's Sudden Death. William Miller, a well-known resi dent of Kiverside, departed this life suddenly on Tuesday night. He was in his usual health during the day and enjoyed a walk to Danville. The deceaso.l was fifty years of ago. On:) year ago last Easter he sustained a slight stroke of paralysis. He very nearly recovered from the elloot.s in timo and although later on he sustained one or two slight strokes he still got along without much diffi culty , except that at times he com plained of a weakness in the limbs. Tuesday ho felt better thin for a long time previously, a fact lie remarked upon to some friends who ho met on the bridge while returning from Dan ville. About o'colck Mr. Miller retired. A short time lat«r an nnusual noise as if of some one snoring loudly was heard in Ins room and a moment later lie called to his wife, who on hurry ing to the spot found him dying. A messenger was quickly despatched for Dr. N. M. Smith, the family physi cian, but hoforo he arrived the vital spark ot life had gone out. Death is attributed to another attack of paral ysis. The deceased in addition to his wife h survived by eight children as fol lows: Harry Miller and Mrs. Ida Gul liverof Danville ; Mrs. Rossio Pollock, of South Danville; W. A. Miller and Mrs. Anna Kosoncrans, of Sun bury; Mrs. Lottie Gross, of Mayfield : Jacob and Miss Ellen Mi Iter, ot River side. The deceased was born at Snyder town. Ho followed farming nearly all his lite, removing to Kiverside about four years ago. The funeral will be held on Kiiday at 10 a. in., from the late residence. Interment will take place at Rush town. Young Lady's Serious Fall. Miss Lizzie Koch, Pine street, mot. with an accident yestordav which may result badly. She was in the act of go ing down into the cellar at her homo when her foot slipped and she 101l from the top of the stairs to the bot tom Sho was left in a very bad way whether as the result of the shock or internal injury. She had not rocovor ed up to la«t. evening, but there wore hopes that today would bring more taverable symptoms. A Strange Animal. A strauge looking animal swimming around in the river at Milton attract ed the attention of residents in that town a few (fays ago by its peculiar appearance and propelling its body in the water. It did not referable any known species of four-legged critters that inhabit this part of the footstool and oreated not a little oxcitemont. One fellow with a scientific turn of mind wanted to and bring a fellow who knew something about "geology" and get Ins opinion, but while the mattor was being debated the animal was captured. It proved to he a large inuskiat with its head caught in a rusty sardiue box. •PUmSKD BUT TO TRUTH, TO LIBKBTT ARB LAW—NO FAVOR BWATB US AMD M FBAB SHALL AWI" DANVILLE, MONTOUR COIINTfj PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1905. BREACHING RESUMES There was a general revival of in terest among tho churches Sunday. The delightful day with its clear sky and cool atmosphore was in itself suffi cient to tempt people out to worship. Then there were no less than three of our most popular pastors who had just returnod from their vacation trips and the attendance that greeted them as was natural was quite large. Hev. Dr. McOormaok and tho Rev. J. E. Hutchison, pastors respectively of tho Grove Presbyterian and Uie Mahoning Presbyterian ohurohes.both occupied thoir pulpits after an absence of somo six weeks, delivering able aud sympathetic discourses, revealing that neither had lost through his absence any zeal in his work nor love for his people. Rather, invigorated by rest and recreation they are prepared for a season of renewod effort, uuder condi tions that will be sure to yield excel lent fruit. Rev. S. B. Evans,pastor of St. Paul's M. E. church, was tho other pastor who occupied his pulpit after an ab sence. He was greeted with the usual largo and devoted congregation. The song service last night was a fine success. The large auditorium was crowded to its utmost capacity. Not only was every pew filled, but a large number of seats were brought iuto the room from dowu stairs, filling every foot ot available spaoe. The extra seats woro all filled and there were still some who were obliged to staud. The musio under 4he direction of Mr. Vannan proved a great treat. The program as printed in these oolumns Saturday morning was fully carried out, many of the bost singers of Dan ville participating. The service as conducted by the pastor was on the wholo very beautiful and impressive. Passengers Saw Thrilling Sight. Danville people who came up from Suuhury on the 2:21 Pennsylvania train yestorday afternoon beheld a thrilling spectacle as the train pullod out from the station. This was nothing less than a lineman in the alley run ning from Pennsylvania Avenue to Race street,shocked by eleotricity.and hanging head downward, suspended from a high olectric light pole. The train pulled out before the Danville peoplo wero able to ascertain how the acoidont occurred or whether or not the life of the lineman wa* likely to be saved. As it turned out, however, the lino man was spared, although he escaped only by a hairshrcadth being elec trocuted in mid air. His name is W. F. Book, of No. 12? South Fourth street. Sunbury. He is employed by the Edisou Illuminating Company. Shortly after 2 o'clock he was in the act of climbing to the top of a high pole in the alley above mentioued. Upou reaching a height of somo thirty feet he accidentally came in contact with a wire charged with twenty-one hundred volts of electricity, complet ing a ciicuit by holding to an iron foot rest. It was only by au almost suporhu mau effort that ho was ablo to rolease his hold and was almost unoonsoious when lie did gain his release. Weak from the shock he was uuabloto main tain his balance and he took a dizzy drop through the air. Ho was only saved from crashing to the grouud by his heavy leather belt, whioh by the sheerest good look caught on one of the iron foot holds as he fell, suspending him head downwards until he was rescued by Arthur Mc- Cloud, who happened to be iu the neighborhood and went to his assist ance. Beck's right baud was badly burned and he felt the effocts of the shock very severely. His escape is considered miraculous. Registration and Taxes. Votors should see to it that tlfey aro registered before Thursday, September ?th,iu ordor to avoid the possibility of being deprived of their vote in Novem ber. Neither should voters negleot their taxes. These must be paid on or be fore October 7th if the persou is over twenty-two years of ago or in oase ho has not paid any tax sinoe November 7th, 1908. The candidates aro getting just the least bit busy and iutorestin the coin ing election is beginning to inanitest itself. There promises to be some thing of a contest for the office of Dis trict Attorney as well as for that of County Commissioner. Ralph Kisuer, Esq., the presout in cumbent, aud Major O. P. Gearhart aro candidates for tho offioo of Dis trict Attorney. Both are popular aud start in with chauces nearly eveu. The candidates for County Commis sioner are George Leighow and Clar ence Seidel, Democrats; and O. W. Cook and Georgo R. Sochler, Republi cans. There aro throe Commissioners to be elected and these will bo tho lucky throe out of the four oaudidatos who recoive ttie largest number of votes. Whothnr tho candidate who falls short will bo a Democrat or a Republican is where tho element of uncertainty couies in. As iu the case of the District Attorneyship the chauo es at presout seem about even. Tho greatest amount and the most effective work done,therefore,is apt to show in the result. W. H. Sohuok, of Catawinaa, is an nwmonri HS tin indepmidout candidate for county cominimionnr in Oolnwhia county. This makcfl five with proHpootH for one or two more. BREEDING PUCE FOR MOSQUITOES The old oaual with its deposit of stagnant water is not only a menace lo public health bat it is also a bleed ing place (or mosquitoes, which just now arc proving a terrible pent in oar town. The inorease of mosquitors has boon noted siuoe the abandonment of the oanal, bnt the present year is a record breaker and there is hardly n residence within several squares of the old waterway where In spite of win dow soreens, the mosquitoes at night do not hold high carnival, inflicting torture on humanity and rendeiing sleep impossible. The excess the pres ent year is no doubt to be attributed to the rather abundant rains, which havo kept the bottom of tho oanal well covered with water from one eod of town to the other.' The mosquito is the king of pests. Tho most advanoed scientists ot the day are dovising means for getting rid of him. At many places where he ii a uaisance swamps and bogs are being drained and filled up. It is unfortun ate, indeed, that Danvillo against its will, should be obliged to ranintain wliut is worse than an ordinary swam]), a place whore mosquitoes breed by tho millions. It is but another roason why tho drainage nuisance should bo effectual* ly gotten rid of. au object best accom plished, no doubt by Ailing up tho old ditoh from one end of tho Borough to the other. It is altogether likely lhat the canal will figure iu the proceed ings of Council Friday night and that, the owners and the Borough will lio ready to oo operate iu some practical way to abate the nuisance. The Reading Iron Company is dump ing its oinders, <&c., In the canal op posito its plant and already has filled up a considerable spaoe. It improves the spot in appearance and shows that the soheme to fill up tho entire water way is an eminently praotioal one. Kroin the progress made by the (load ing Iron Works it is plain that the old ditoh wonld pass out of sight very rapidly if all the other industries of town came to tho rosouo anil dunipod their ashos, oinder, &c., into the can al. Taken to Sunbury. Frederick Miller, ail old man resid ing witli his son-in-law, Wondel Urao sail,Mill street,was taken to the Mary M. Packer Hospital, Sunbury, yester day with a broken thigh. The injured man is sovonty-iilne years old. Whou time dragged on his hands lie was iu the habit of going over to Keeley'a hlaoksiulth shop where ho Amused himself by brushing the fließ from tho horsos that were be ing shod. On Friday of last woek while en gaged in thia pastime the horse step ping quickly aside knocking the old man over. He was badly hurt about the thigh and had to be assisted lo his borne. Thero was little doubt in the minds of those about the blacksmith shop but that tho bone was broken, but Mr. Miller refused to bolleve that the injury was anything moro serious than a bruise and treated himsolf for that injury. It was later discovered that thero was a fracture of the bone Tho aged sufferer was taken to the Hospital on the 12:10 Pennsylvania train yesterday. Dr. Nowbakor was called to attend the man on Mnndmv. Owing to his 'advanced aire prospects for recovery are very slight. Says the Pastor Liked the Girls. Millville is in tho throes of aohnrch scandal which promises to turn up some very interesting details before it is fluislied. It is tho same old story ot a young and good looking pastor and charming girl member of his flock. Aocordiug to the story related by tho members of the Lutheran oho roll of Millville, Kov. Georgo Eastorday, tho pastor lias been guilty of seeking ap pointments with a young laily mem ber of his (look and also of making questionable romarks to another girl rnomher ot the church choir. For this reason they have requested him to resign and Sunday evening when ho nppearod at tho church to hold tho regular evening sorvioo ho found the edifice looked. He was re fused admission and it is said immedi ately left town. He had been pastor of tho church for about a year ooming there from Maryland. Ho entorod into tho wo k witli great spirit and bnilt np a good congregation and the members of tho church thought evorything ot their pastor until very reoently.MSoinn ' whispering was heard regarding un seemly aotions and oil Sunday after noon tho ollioial board of tho church 1 held a meeting and going over tho 1 evidenco at hand decided that it was time to call a halt so the resignation was domanded. Kev. Easterday who is a married man upon learning tho dooision of the oliurch board at onoo loft town and has 1 not boon seen since. Corn Roast. A number of young ladies and giiii tlonieu from this city enjoyed an nlil fashlonod corn roast at Paul s' grove Monday evening. Those preseut were: Thomas Murray, Harry Titley, Fr -nk Montague, Blaine James, Clyde 11} or, Leon Moyer, Joseph Kioitnnhaoh and ! Misses Emma and Uertrudu Linker, \ Hannah Evans, Alioe Stebbins, Itulli Carodlskey, Bella Adams of this city, land Misa Urace Haag.of Wilke.i-llarre. HEPOT SCHOOL > WILL lili SOLI) ( The School Board hold a regular 0 moating Monday. Among other mat . torn taken op relating to the np tning t of the term was the subject of vaccina r tion, vvhioh, as thiugs now stand, is 8 apt to interfeie a little witli attend f | ance. 1 In the first place it develop! s that iu n many oases vaccination was pot ofl B until the very last moment. TIIUH not - a few popilH appear iu school whose t vaccination has not as yet developed. I The surprising part of it is that not a i few ot these newly vaociuated children have beeu granted certificates by the 1 physicians setting forth that they i have been "successfully" vaccinated. I It was the sense of the Board that the r physician makes a mistake who fills out the blank setting forth that the i child has beeu "successfully" vacciu ) ated and presents it 011 tho day when I vaccination takes place -before he i knows whether the operation will be t a success or otherwise. 111 tho major ■ ity of such instances that is tho laßt 4 ever hoard of it and in case the vac -1 ciuation proves unsuccessful the pu pils slip through tho school unvaociu ) ated, contrary to the law. On motion of Dr. Ilarpel the secro • tarv was ordered to request the differ ent physicians of tl>e Rorough not to present certificates of successful vac- I cinatiou until after the expiration of i at least a week. If necessary to admit a pupil a brief statement, setting forth that v<iooiuation has taken place, ; it was recommended be written out ■ and later ou,if it proves a success, the proper certificate be presented. It was the sense of the board that the Depot School property, which is no longer needed for school purposes, should bo disposed of at public or 1 private sale. On motion of Dr. Harpel it wasord eied that the school property be adver tised for salo iu the Morning Nows. On motion of Mr. Fischer it was ord ered that the Supply Committee he in structed to purchase wood for each of the four wards. On motion of Mr. Fischer it was de cided that the Printing Committee be ordered to procure 1,000 monthly re port cards for use in the schools. Mr. Fisoher of tho Building and Re pair Oommitto» reported that the re pairs authorized by the Board had been generally carried out satisfact orily. He named a few minor defects which had been overlooked and recom mended that they be attended to. On motion the Building and Repair Com mittee was authorized to have all ueeded repairs made. The following directors were pres ent: Adams, Orth, Harpel, Burus, Pursel, Hariug, Von 8101111, Fisclior, Trnmbower, Heiss and Crone. The following bills wore approved for paymeut: Emerj* Sliultz $ 11.HO U.» L. Qordy. 4. (Hi Desk for Commercial Room. . . 12,00 Williams Bros 1.50 1 Ezra Haas .26 1 J. & F, Henrie 4.85 Boyer Bros 8.00 1 Anna Anderson . 5.00 ( Ida Wilson 22.00 1 Mrs. Heim and Mrs. Dyo .. 86.00 1 George F. Roifsnyder 28.04 A. C. Amesbnry 1403.45 ' Mrs. Klla Roth 8.00 1 New Sisters' School Opened. J The most raoont accesss'ou to the v numerous excellent parochial and dio- ( cesan schools within the Diocese of ( Harrisburg of the Roman Oatholio Church is the Industrial School for ( Girls,which was recently opened here at the Holy Family Couvont by Sisters t of Christian Charity. The Superioress of the Holy Family ( Convent is in charge of the sohool. It is the aim of the Sisters to givo the ( children a thorough course of study of I the elementary branches, ill both the 112 English and German languagcF. The 112 course ombraces reading, grammar, ( composition, spelling, arithmetic, 112 geography, United States history and ; writing. 112 After completing the elementary t couise the children will have an op- 112 portuuity to heoomo acquainted with tho essentials of the domestic course, special attention being given to needle work,plain s 'Wing, mending and darn- v >'»g- I Puddle Mill Will Resume. , Business men and wage-earneisalike will be glad to learn that the puddle \ mill owned hy the Danville Structnr- I al Tubing Company, idle since last n January, has been leased by Howe & i Samuels, of Philadelphia for another t term and that it will be started up iu \ a short time under circumstances that i augur exceedingly well for the future, t Tho mill will start up on Monday, s September lltli. to manufacture low phosphorous muck bar used iu the I mauufactuie of crucible steel. As t usual the mHI will be inn on one turn, * employing seventy-five men. Not only r are thero sulTioient orders on hand to s warrant starting up, but all indica- r tions point to a lons run. s Michael llur'ov, who for many years z ptsr has he nin the oraploy of Howe Sc SiuiueU, will he in charge of the 11 puddle mill as supei inteudeut. Walter c Eoktnan Mill to nine lis position in ilie oilico a» bookkeeper «] Reports allow that the population of r the Hiithracitu region of Pennsylvania t is iwo.ooo.of which 400,000 are foreign N Over fifty thousand of the lat- j tor nuiubor cannot read or write. t WORK CONDEMNED BY THE STATE That the State Highway leading to Mausdale, between the Bgiough and the Valley township • line does not I come up to specifications is pretty well known by this time. State Highway .Commissioner Hunter, who visited the spot, admitted as much. At the i-ame I time just in what respect the road falls short of the plans and specifica tions and wliat remains to be done has nover been made clear to the publiu. The priucipal defect iu the State Highway, it lias been asoeitained, lies iu the construction of the last course, whiclrshould be higher in the middle thau at the edges forming what is termed a "crown" so that the water may drain off easily. The road dur ing process of construction did seem to round up as required, but by the time it was completed it must bo ad mitted there was little or no crown visible. The heavy rollor used in finishing is hold responsible by many for tfie flat condition of the roadbed. The State will oblige the contractors togo over the whole road reconstruct ing tho top oourse aud giving it the proper crown required in tho specifica tions. To make the job a good one the entire surface of the road will have to be soarifit.il as the screenings are ap plied so that the cohesion will be per fect Proper ioiling is supposed to complete the job so that by the time all is completed the road will come fully up to the requirements. Neither Mahoning towuship.uor the County will settle with the State for the road until it is comploted as it should be. Tho State in turn is hold ing the contractors responsible and refuses to surrender the bonis until they return and fix up tho road. The contractors of course, will have the choice of doing the work themselves or employing the firm at present on the grouud to finish the road. Messrs. Fess aud Hartmau who have the contract for tho extension of the State Highway between Valloy town ship line and Mausdale, are construct ing a very fine piece of road, whioh seoius to conform fully with the specifi cations. They are making as good pro gress as could bo expected, but with tho five hundred feet extra petitioned for on thoir bauds it would soem that they will 1)0 kept pretty busy to get off the ground by Winter Cool Weather and Frosts. Rev. Ira R. Hicks has itsuod the following weather predictions for the month of September : Tho last storm disturbances hi August promise to reach into the firnt day of September. On and touching Friday the Ist, no reader need be surprised to see or lutar a crisis iu the dements—rain, wind aud thunder. Tho disturbauoes at this tiuio will, iu all probability, be pro longed iu cloudy and threatening and possibly stormy weathor up to and through the 3rd, 4th aud sth. The regular Vulcati storm period is central on the Nth and will be folt as early as the 7th aud Bth. There is al ways muoh tendency to prolonged dis turbances during tho immediate pres ence of earth's autumnal equiuootial especially when full or uow moon fall near the ending of tho storin poriods. These phases of the moon iu Septem ber, tho equiuootial month, always find the moon on or near the celestial equator. Hence wo find full moon on the 18th and mopn on the equator on tho 14th. Tho 13th to tho 15th are al so reactionary storm days. We may therefore look for decided storm con ditions to continue ovor these dates. Frosts in mauy localities, especially northward, between tho sth and 19th may reasonably be expected. The next regular storm period is central on the 21st, this boing also tho coutral day of earth's autumnal equiuox. We pre dict that within tho period embraced between Wednesday 2?th and Saturday HOtli many widespread and violent storms will visit various parts of sea and land. Wo predict cool weaslicr at the close of tho month. Indications are favorable for low temperatures and fiosts ovor all contral and north ern sections alcng with the changes that will follow tills last September storm period. Lightning Played for 2 Hours. Peoplo of this section last evening wero treated to a rare spectacle in the heavens, in the form of an electrical display, which eclipsed any otToit of man made in that direction. The atmosphere was heavily charged with electricity ami for quito two hours tli.' lightning played around among the clouds, frequently appear ing iu the form of zigzag lightning, but more frequently sheet lightning which floodod the whole heavens. The most roma'kablo feature of it was that the sky was nearly clear, tho stars shining brightly overhead. 11l the FCast and Southeast there were huge hanks ot alpine clouds and it was there that tlio most beautiful night was seen. Behind tlio largo snowy masses the lightulng played with startling hrillianey revealing their ruggod outlines and every few minutes : sending a bolt upwards toward tlio j zenith of the sky. | The lightning iMgan to play shortly after eight o'clook and the display continued until after 10, when it be gan to thunder heavily and the in dications were that there would be a shower. The phenomenon was wit nessed by hundreds of persons about town, who stood in groups at points where tlio view was unobstructed by buildings apparently lost in adiuira -1 tion before the unusual Apeotaclo. K. L. OF C. E. DISTRICT RALLY The joint meeting of the Ministerium Associations of Berwick and Lewis burg and the semi annual Rally of the Keystone League of Christian Endeav or were held yesterday in the United Evaugelical churoh, this oity. The Ministerium Associations meet ing took place at 1:30 o'oloek in the afternoon. Nearly twenty miuistors were iu attoudauoe. The roports of tho pastors showed that the Church's work in the District is in a flourishing condition Rov. E. C. Basom, of Miflilnburg read an excellent paper on "Effectual Preaching." The subject was afterward discussed by Revs. L. S Reichard, J. W. Thompson, U. H. Goodllng, E. B. Dunn and others. At 7:15 o'oloek last evening Rev. Harry Minsker opened the K. L.of C. E. Rally, by oonduoting a song service. The tliome of the Rally was "Echoes from Baltimore." the different ad drosses being devoted to phasos of the recent World's Christian Endeavor Convention at Baltimore. Rev. J. F. Bingham was elected sec retary and conducted short devotional exercises, after which Mrs. U. F. Sweuglo, of Lewisbarg, spoko on "Our Reception at Baltimore." She doscribed tho groat convention hall that seated 1800 people, 2400 trained singers aud 600 speakers and pastors. Rev. D. F. Young, of Nescopeck, spoke ou "The Juniors at Baltimore. " He said this was the most important feature of tho convention. Rev. J. W. Thompson, of Berwick, spoke elo quently on the "Groat Reforms Reeog nizod by the Convention." Among the many roforins recognized wero, purity in politics, Sabbath reform aud tho great temperance movement. Rev. J. D. Shortess, of Milton, said that "The Evangelistic Featuros of tho Convention came to a climax at the men's meeting held on a Sunday afternoon when 500 men stood for prayers. It is estimated at least 10,000 men wero in attemlanoe at this meet ing. Rev. L. S. Reichard, of Lewisburg, spoke on "Devotioual aud State Ral lies. " His remarks wore full of inter esting information, he said In part : "Christian Endeavor is not only in ternational, bat national; not only inter-denominational but denomina tional ; so muoh so that ouo day was given to state and denominational ral lies. "Every state and territory, District of Columbia, Cuba, Porto-Rloo and Philippines with 8 or 10 other coun tries wore represented at tho conven tion. So that there were 28 state ral lies and 24 denominational rallies. The reason there wore not as mauy state rallies, as states, some did not liavo sullicieiit numbers to rally and met with some other state ; and a groat number of denominations of the same faltli hold joint rallies,bringing Pres byterian, Ijuthoran, Methodist anil oth er bodies that have the same faith yot different and distinct denominational distinctions moro olosely t -ithor aud answoriug tho prayer 'jt tho Master " That they all may bo ouo. " "Pennsylvania with 841) delegates rallied in the Lafayette Presbyterian church, and to have been tlioro and seen the crowd and heard the speeches you would liavo thought Pennsylvania was tho best throe-fourths of the oou vontlon; iu fact they had more, as about one-half of Baltimore is from Pennsylvania. "Ourdenominational rally was hold in our beautifully deoorated Glive Branch Ghuroli, Rov. Mr. Swengle.A. M , D. D., prosided with grace, dig/ nity aud marked ability bringing charm aud brilliancy out of oach speaker. "The addresses delivered by Gerard iu, Dunlap, Dr. Poling, Editor Fouko, Ex Bishop Standford, wore profound in thought,beautiful in diction, logic al in roason, artistic in illustration, scholarly in production and most mast erly iu delivery; which oeuld not but help enhance tho causo of Christian Endeavor amoug tho K. L.of C. E. Workers. "Rov. Fiiikbindor had tho names of tho ministore nicely writteu aud Dr. Swengle called them up in front wliero they sang "Will there be any stars In my crown." I concluded that our rally was great er than all the rest. " Rev. (J. F. Swenglo, of Lowlshnrg, made a few remarks and led a con secration mooting. Resolutions wero passod sookiug the unseating of United Statos Senator Smoot. Rev. E. B. Dunn and his congrega tion wore tendered a voto of thanks for the delightful entertainment ex tonded tn the ministers aud delogates during their stay In Danville. Old Resident Passes Away. Mrs. Mary Hallman, widow of the late Henry S. Hallman, died at the homo of her son,Monroe Hallman,No. 216 Ash stioet, atf7:so o'clook Fri day morning, aftor a long illness of sixteen weoki. Tho deoeased was eighty-seven years of age. Her eutire lifo was spent iu this vioinity, being a resident of Dan ville for at loast forty yoars. She is survived by throe sons: Edward, Monroe and Lawronoo Hallman, all of whom live iu Danville. Purchased Brick Yard. John Keiin has purohasod the new briok yard above town oporated by Lewis Ooibeit. Along with the yard ho has purohasod the stook of briok on hand. NO. 41 A PIONEER JRi WORKER Kichard Morrall, Sr., one of the piouepr iron workers of Danville, who iH living with his won Samuel Mor rall. liivetslde. Kridav toon a Btroll over into Danville to view the im provements. Mr. Morrall was very warmly greet ed by his old-time associates, many of whom had not seen him for a long tiruo, for Mr. Morrall although ID the very bost of health, does not often walk so far as Danville. Yesterday wan his eighty-fifth birthday and he was celebrating the cvnt by a trip abroad. When in Danville before, he said, the pavement injfront of the Mon tour House was being laid and things looked much dlDerent from what they do now. He was much pleas ed with the change. , Mr. Morrall is a remarkable man 8 Notwithstanding hie extreme age hi . if) iu full possession of all liis faoo 1 B ties, oven his hearing being uulmpair r ed. His step is still reasonably Arm and ho lias no bodily ailments. He ii . of a cheerful disposition and beinf 1 very much in toaoli with things aboot him and possessing a fund of informs , tlon that relates to the past beyond Q which most men remember as an agree 1 able companion whose conversation I beguiles the lioars he has few equals among the young or the old. In conversation yesterday Mr. Mor > rail stated that became to Danville in t 1848 whon 28 years of ago. The "Big Mill" bore had just been started np, but Mr. Morrall wont to work for Hancock & Foley. Ho was born in , Staffordshire, England, and orossed , the ocean according to tho custom of , tho time in a sailing vessel. By oc cupation ho was a paddler and for sixty I years engaged in the arduous labor of • convorting pig iron into wrought iron. ; Some one expressed surprise that he . should be so well preserved after the . many years of such exhaustive labor. Mr. Morrall replied that in his opin ion it was all due to prudent habits. Ho was always careful, be said to husband his energies and to avoid ex cos in-any form. Honors for Rev. Koch. Tho Very Rev. J. J. Kooli, Vioar General, and reotor of St. Edward's Roman Catholic ohuroh, Shamokiu, will shortly round out the fortieth year as spiritual head of that congre gation. Father Koch Is woll known in this oity, having on nnmerous occasions visitod Danville, and having assisted at ohuroh funotions of note in tho looal parishes. It was under the pastorate of Father Koch that St. Hubert's Ger man Catholic church was dedicated July 26th, 1864. Rev. Kooli also per formed tho very impressive ceremonies at the dedication of St. Hubert's flue now parochial suhool building on the 14th of last February. The celebration of tho anniversary which will take place on Sunday, Sep tember 10th, will not only mark the priest's long and faithful administra tion of tho affairs of this parish, but will be the occasion of his investiture with the purple insignia of a Monsign or, an honor which came to him from Pope Plus IX, aud which is a source of much gratifioatiou to his frleuds ill this oity. Father Kooh's anniversary will be presided overj by the Right Rev. J. W. Shanahan, Bishop of Har risburg. Bishop Shanahan will invest Father Kooli with the purple just be fore the mass at 10:80. By Father Koch's euergy St. Ed ward's Parish in forty years has ao quirod property valued at $200,000. There is but SSOOO debt on the property and Father Kooli hopes that it will be materially reduood at the anniversary sorvices, and wholly wiped out by the new year. Honey From Dogs. In loss than two months since the dog ordinance went into efTeot 186 un licensed (logs have been oaptured by the mnnioipal dog oatchers aud of these over 160 were asphyxiated at the oity dog pound iu Wetzel's swamp. Eleven of the captured dogs were re deemed, which alone brought a revenue of $/> apieoe Into the oity treasury. The dog law iu this oity will likely become a paying investment sluoe over one thousand dog licenses ranging from $1 to have bean bought of the oity treasurer. So far 662 $3 licenses and 4SI 112 I and $2 licousos have been taken out by own ers of dogs in this oity. Although the dog oatohers have boon unusually active iu ooralllng the QD lioened dogs tliore are plenty of them yet running at large. The oapture of an unlicensed dog is not au easy task. Tho dog catohors are supplied with a not fasteued to a circular iron hoop aud they throw this over the dog It they get near onough to him. Usual ly two men aooompany the dog wagon aud they jointly contrive to inveigle tho dog into the net—Harrisbnrg Star- Independent. how the P. O. S. of A. Grows. President Stees, in Ills report at the opening session of the State Camp P. O. S. of A.,at Dußols, stated that the fraternity has had a rapid growth in the last year. Tlioro are 702 oamps in tho state and every one Is aotive. Mr. Stees' report also stated that the mem bership in the state Is 77,993, au in orease of more than 3,000 daring the past year. During this time 54 new camps have been instituted.