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VOL,. LXXVII. IBS. BRANDON'S BAHCCIDENT Hn. Clara Brandou. widow ot the lata Arthur Brandou, met with a ter rible fall at tier home, East Market •treet, Friday afternoou, as there lult of whioh she sustained a fracture of the left arm. Mrs. Brandou was ID the house alone wlieu the acoident oc oorred, but fortunately secured as siltanoe through persons passing. A. O. Roat was ami loyed yesterday to take down the awuiiigß iu front of the house. He had the awuings all unfastened and was ready to store them away when he was relieved by Mrs. Brandon, who tuld him that she would take oare of them herself. Mr. Roat departed, when, it seems, Mrs. Brandon ploked op one of die awuings and prooeeded to oarry it op ctairs. The awnings a- is well kuonn repre sent soaroely auy wright; the rods, however, made them inconveuieut to handle. Mrs. Brandou had readied the fourth step wheu the ungainly load caught in some way and caused her to fall over backwards. The height she fell was only that of some three feet, but the position she was iu made it im possible for her to esoape serious in jury. In landing, it seems, she struck her left elbow,the weight of her body falling b/on that arm. The result was a complete fracture of the bone, mid way between the elbow and shoolder. Mrs. R. B. Dielil, who with her lioiband oooupies the lionse with Mr'. Brandon was out calling at the time and the injured woman was home alone. She was able to rise and as certaining that she was badly hart made her way to tlie door where she •iked some people passiug to carry the news down to the post office where Mr. Dielil, her son-in-law, is employ ed. A Psalm of Farm Life. The following timely parody was handed in at the Intelligeucer office I y a Danville man with the requeßt that it be published. He had just doue his Saturday's marketing: Tell me not in broken measures Modern firming does not pay, For the farm produces chickens, Aod the hens—do they not lay? Eggs are high and going higher, And the prioe is soatiug fast; Every time we goto market It il higher than the last. Not a coop hot it prodnoos Every day au egg or two; So eaoli farmer giius his millions. Even though his li;ns bn few. Every egg is verv precious. And the liens ar.t held in awe: When a hmi begin* to oackle. Then the farmer goes " H.»w. haw!" In the broad and busy larmvaril Struts a rooster now and then. But the shrewd, h*:whi>kcr«il farmer Only notices t'le hen. Trus' no rooster, liowe'cr showy B > the trial hers in his rail; Pav attention tot'>« biddies. An I your wealth will never fail. Lives of farmers all remind us We may roll in wealth some day, If wn hustle to the market \\ i li the <ggs our pallets lay. Large Barn Burned. The large barn oo the farm of Dr. J. O. Nipple, of Soubury, which is located about a mile below Selins grove, together with its contents of live stock, grain and farming imple ments, was burned to the ground at an early honr Saturday morning. The origin of the fire is unkuown. Frederick Herman, the tenant ou tlie farm, was awakened between the hour of two and three by a bright light •bowing through the bed room win dow. Jumping out of bed he found that the light came from the bain, the entire one side of which was envel oped in a mass of seething flames. Summoning assistance Herman ran to the barn and began to fight the Sanies with water by the buckets full, which had no more effeot than if none had been used. During this battle ethers made heioic efforts to resoue the live stock, but they were also powerless to do anything. So fiercely did the fire spread that the barn and contents was destroyed in less than a half honr after the flames were first diaoovered. Five horses and eleven head of cattle were burned and the season's crops and all tlu farming im plements were destroyed. May Install Gasolene Cars. There is a probability that an en tirely now feature in street railways may be introduce I in this vicinity when the Ltliouisburg and Miltville Hue, now in course of construction, is completed, the officers of the company having practically decided to eqcip their lino with giHo'.iuo cara. But little is kuown of the gasoline oar in this section of tl e country, bnt il* utility and the practicability of its Die is known in tlie West, where the Uuion Puoiflu Hail on t use* the cars in large nnmbirs. Each car is equip p d with a six cylinder gasoline en gine developing 100 liorfepower, and Is capable of attaining » tpeed of 60 miles per hour. The equipment of the Bloomsburg- Miltville line with tlieso cars would obviate the necessity of a powerhouse and all overhead construction work, inoludina wires, pules, etu.. which in itielf would be a great inducement in their favor. A young daughter has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Krank Qeringer near the Fair Ground. BOROUGH SOLONS JHESSION The Borough Ouunoil Friday night went on record as being unavertably opposed to the granting of any addi tional light during tho preseut year. There has been scarcely a meeting since the Borongh has Installed its own plant that there have not been requests for more light. Dr. Sweisfort reported that the resi dents of West Mahoning street are making a strong plea for more light. Mr. Jacobs stated that there is a necessity for light on Walnut street, whioh for a distance of three iquares is wholly without light. Mr. Relfsuyder thought the increase of seventeen arc lights installed with the munioipal plaut ought to prove sulfioient for on6 year—that our town at present is better illuminated tliao mauy neighboring towns,even such an important place as Altooua. Muni cipal light, he said, is an experiment aud the desire Is to show that the Bor ough with its own plant can light its streets better and oheaper than they were before, when the contract for lighting was given out. If Oounoil goes beyond a reasonable limit, how ever, aud undertaken to flood every corner witii light it will be imposs ible to demonstrate a saviug aud the most important objeot that the Bor ough had in view will not be accom plished. He begged, therefore,that no lights be installed uutil after the ex piration of a year from the installa tion of the Borougli plaut. At the opening of the following year it will be time enough to consider the mat ter. The membors generally fell in with Mr. Reifsnyder's view aud uo action was taken looking to the in stallation of auv extra lights. A communication was received from R. H. Koch, President of the Dauville & Bloomsburg Eleotrio Railway which set forth that the trolley irack ou Bloom street betweon A street and the Eastern linn of the Boroogli is becom ing owing to the Horougti's not providing the necessary drainage and the proper grading outside the rails. The traok, Ooauoil was remind ed, was laid to the grade given by the Borough Engineer and under Council's supervision. Under the circumstances, Oonncil was asked to give the matter its immediate attention. The above communication was re ferred to the Oommittee on Streets and Bridges. A communication was received from Horace O. Blue, Countv Cotnmissiou i rs' Clerk, stating that at the meeting of the Board held Oatober 28 a resolu tion was adopted setting forth that the Commissioners of Uoutour county had Bigued a potitiou asking that the Borough Couuoil pave n portion of EastMirket street, with the under standing that over two-thirds of the property ownerß had already signed or had conseuted to sigu ; also that the Oommissioners have since been in formed that the latter is not the case. It was therefore, resolved, that the Clerk be instrnoted to ask Oounoii that the Commissioner*' names be strioken from said petition until suoh time as twothirdß or more of said property owners shall have signed the same. No action was taken on the com munication. Mr. Reifsnyder reported that he had received a request from the School Board for an iuoaudescent light at the northern entrance to the First Ward soliool building faoing East Mahoning street, which under the present dis tribution of light is a very dark oor ner. Ou motion of Mr. Goeser the above reqnest was referred to the Oommittee on Light. On motion of Mr. Goeser it was ordered that every load of coal that iB unloaded at the Water Works be weigh ed and a separate reoord of it kept, which must be returned to Oounoil. The following members were pres ent : Reifsnyder, Vastiue, Hughes, Boyer, Dietz, Goeser, Law, Sweisfort and Jacobs. The following bills were approved for payment: WATER DEPARTMENT. Freight on Ooal $ 34.»0 Regular Employes . 187.00 Freight on Pipe 9.00 Franklin Boyer 6.76 Reading Iron Oo 9.78 P. & R. Ooal & Iron Oo 155.26 T. W. Relfsnyder 2(1.14 Harry B. Patton 20.00 Rentßelaer Mfg. Oo 94.80 A. M. Peters 8.78 Hauling Ooal 82.61 Labor ou Water Extension .. . 74.67 BOROUOH DEPARTMENT. R. .T. Pegg ... 118.87 J. H. Kase & Oo 1.70 Labor and Hauling 66.04 Franklin Boyer 2.83 Labor ou Light 9 00 Regular Employes .. 116.00 Appointed Associate Judge. Governor Peunyparker yesterday ap pointed Oharles A. Wagner of Lime stone township to be Associate Judge of Montour Oounty until the first Monday in January, 1907, vioe S. Y. Thompson, deceased. The appointment seems to meet with universal approval. Mr. Wagner is not only an Intelligent,oousoientious man of broad and liberal ideas, bnt also a substautial and energetic citizen, the owner of several of the finest farms in Montour Oounty acquired through his own efforts. Mr. Wagner will probably take his seat during the speoial court that will be held today. TLKDOKD BUT TO TBUTEL, TO ÜBIKTT IKO LAW—HO UTOX SWATS US AHS HO HUI OTATA AW DANVIUjE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA.. PIiIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, I9OS. POMONA GRANGE ELECTS_OFFICERS Au important meeting of Pomona Orange, of Montour aud Northumber land counties, at which officers were elected for the ensuing year, was held at the Urange Hall at Strawberry Kidge yesterday. Eighty persous, about twenty-five of whom were from Northumberland oonnty, attended the sessions. The Urange oouveued at 10 o'clook with Master of Pomona Qrauge, Charles V. Amerman, iu the chair. The hearing of the reports of the different officers ocoupied the time uutil UOOII, wheu a recess was taken. Tho most important busiueßS of the afternoon sessiou was the eleotion of officers for the ensuing yeur.which re sulted as follows: Master of Pomona Orange, Charles V. Amerman ; Overseer, A. H. Litch ard ; Leoturi r, J. W. Lowrie ; Steward, J. A. Eschb^oh; Assistant Steward, Calvin Derr; lady Assistant Steward, Mr*. Calvin Derr; Chaplain, William Mills; Treasurer, Nathan Beaker ; Sec retary, Harvey Zoins; Oate Keeper, C. A. Waguer; Seeress, Mrs. Montgo mery ;Pouioua, Mrs.Charles Billmeyer ; Flora, Mrs. M. L. Martin. Duriug the afteruoon the fifth degree was ooufetred upon six candidates. Tho Orange adjourned at 4 o'olook to meet iu Danville on the third Wednes day in February. During the cour-e of the meeting several subjects of interest to the mem bers of the Orange were disoussed. The rural telephone was very favora bly commented upon aud was spoken of as a fine institution and a great oon vonieuce. The Moutour and Northum bariaud Fire lusurance Company was discussed and proved to be in a pro gressive condition One of the most enjoyable features of the day was the exoelleut dinner that was prepaied by the ladies of the Strawberry Ridge Orauge for the Po mona. The dinner was served in the Orauge Hall and was voted a culinary suooesß by all who partook thereof. Interesting Case Before Court. Pursuant to adjournmeut on Wed nesday of last week Court will con vene at t) a. m. today with Judge Staples on the bench. Some miscellaneous matters will be disposed of but the principal business on hand will be the hearing of a cita tion between the Poor Distriots of Limestone aud Weßt Hemlock town ships. The point involved is the liabil ity of West Hemlock township under the Act ot April 6, 1905, to support the wife of John Sees, who is at pres eut doing time in the county prison for an attempt to break jail. Mrs. Sees lias been deprived of her husband's support since early last summer when he was arrested on the strength of her statement accusing him of causing the death of their child. The necessities of the oaae being urgent the Poor Overseers of Lime stone township afforded some relief bat they deny that the support of the woman under the law devolves upon their township and hold that her legal settlement is in West Hemlock town ship. it is urged that Sees by frequent re movals has never established a legal residence in the oounty or elsewhere which entitles him to maintenance and subjeots the township to his support. In suoli cases an effort will be made to show that the township in which the father has a legal settlement is liable for the support of the son when relief is needed. The father in this case resides in West Hemlock town ship, whioh will of oourse offer resist enoe. The law will no doubt be very thoroughly thrashed over and the pro ceedings will prove not only interest ing but very instructive. Aged Lady Breaks Arm. A very serious aooident befell Mrs Sarah A. Morgan.who resides oil East Maiket street, Sunday morning, whioh resulted in a compound fracture of the right arm. Mrs. Morgan was carrying ashes from her home to the roar of tiie gar den and was treading a brick walk, when in some manner—just how she is unable to relate—she lost her bal auce and fell heavily to the ground. In falling she threw out her right arm to oatuh herself and her whole weight oame upon that member, doubling it up beneatn her body. Her calls for assistance quickly brought her daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Morgan, to hei aid. Dr. New baker was summoned, and found that the lady had sustained a ocmpound fracture of the right lower arm, both bones being broken. Mrs. Morgan is very advance! in years anil the knitting of the bones will therefore be a long and tedious matter. Mrs. Morgau about two years ago sustained a seveie sprain in the right arm from the effects of whioh she had never fully recovered. Fire Burned a Year Is Now Out. Officials of the Enterprise mines near Shamokin, whioh have beeu on Are over a year, now believe the blaze to be out. W. L Oonnell & Company, of Scranton, own the mines, and it is estimated that ooal worth SIOO,OOO has been consumod. A. P. Baker Critically 111. A. P. Baker, of Rash township,who has been critically ill for some time, suddenly beoarne worse last evening. Mr. Baker is seventy-five years of age. NEW PASTOR OFFICIATES The Rev. Joseph E Ouy officiated Snuday for the first time at the Shi loh Reformed churah, aud preached two eloquent and helpful sermons. Rev. Ouy's last charge was at Shep herdstown. West Virginia. The Dis patoh.of that plaoe, has the following to say when Rev. Ouy came to this city: "Rev. Joseph E. Ouy, who receutly resigned the pastorate of the Reform ed Church in Sheperdßtowu to accept a call from Danville, Pa , left here yesterday with his wife, and after spending some time in Baltimore will take up the work of his new oharge. Rev. Mr. Ouy and his wife have some very warm friends iu this community who greatly regtet their departure, and they will be missed by all our people. We hope they may find their new home a oongenial aud happy one and assure them they will be remem bered here most kindly." Rev. Ouy is a young man with a flue appearance and a pleasing person ality. The flue weather yesterday brought ont large congregations at both the morning aud evening ser vices. Appropriate music was rend ered by the choir. Rev. and Mrs. Ouv both expressed themselves as being very well pleased with their reception in Danville. At the morning service Rev. Ouy took as his theme "The Example of Christ," preaohing his sermon from the text: Peter, 2:21, "For hereunto were ye called beoause Christ also Buffered for us, leaving us an example that we Bhould follow his steps." Rev. Ouy said that Christianity is not a mere code of morals, nor au abstract theory of theologians, but it is pre sented to us in the hnmau form of Jesus Christ the living embodiment of the dootrines which He revealed. He is the example for all his followers. It is a false view ot Christianity when men plaoe Ohrißt so high that they dare not draw near Him.aud make their lives the pattern of Christ's life. To so exalt Jesus is to degrade Him. It shows an ignorance of his life and oharaoter. Jesus In his essential per sonality is with us as fully and as dearly as he was when he entered the homes of the Publicans and Sinners. We honor Christ only when we make hie life, hie teaohings, his mind, the potent faotor in our lives. Jesus oan Impart to us nothiug so grand,nothing so inspiring as his own mind,and only In the degree that we clothe ourselves with his divine excellencies, only in that degree are we following hlsßteps. Patient self-denial, earnest endeavor for tlie glory of Qod and the salvation of oar fellow men,hearty co-operation with every effort to advanoe the king dom of God on earth, these prepare ns for tlie life that is to oome.wlien those who have followed his steps shall be changed into hia likeness. At the evening servioe Rev. Qny took as his text, Romans, 8: 9, "Now if any man have not the spirit of Ohrist, lie is noue of His" The theme of his disoonrse was"The Real Chris tians." Rev. Quy said, a simple answer to this question "How may professing Christians exhibit the spirit of Ohrist and evinoe that they are really his wpuld be, by heartily imitating his example In efforts to save men and glorify Qod." This oovers the whole range of Christian dootrinesaud dutv. If we have the spirit of Christ, we will be earnestly absorbed in doing the will of Qod. Yet how seldom it is imagined that to be a follower of Chrißt, involves the same spirit of self denial that aotuates him. Professing Christians think too much of present ease and mere worldly argninent>,for getting that with respect to these "he that taketli not up his cross daily and followeth Me, can not be my dis ciple." The joys of aonqueHt are the joys of Christians. They must look for confliot, victory aud triumphant joys. Having the spirit of Christ involves personal responsibility. Christ never thongbt of self. He gave up home in Inaven, adoration of angels, a throne of glory. Whether the duty required was easy or difficult, it mattered not. Ohrist never excused self beoause oth ers were engaged iu his work. Unto the end he aoted out hid own personal responsibility. If all men felt this and this spirit prevailed in their hearts, the dawn of greater conquests for Ohrist would open up. Each would do his duty and do it now. Parent*, Sunday School teachers,temperance advocates, would eaoh do what he could, give what lie could and do it now. The spirit of Christ also leads one to see his relationship to his Master. The Friend of Sinners wonld be the Christians' friend. The morning star would uast the everlasting beams up on the Christians. The all-sufficient sacrifice should inspire the Christian to a like self-denial. The sweetest of all lives is tho life that gives of itself to the encouragement of others. 400 Pupils Must Leave School. ( Instructions word Tuesday received by ttie Pottsviilo Board ot Health frniu I the State Commissioner of Health. Dr. Samuel Q. Dixon, that 400 pupils of the publio school* then* are improper ly vaocinated and must be ordered home until the vaccine physioian can declare them iminuue. Some parents say they will out fdiuit their children's education if Dr. Dixon insistß upon ' vaccination. INSTITUTE PROGRAM The fortieth aunual Teachers' In stitute of Montour Couuty, will open Moudav, December 4th in the High School roqra, and continue until Fri day, Deoetnber Bth. The following Institute committees have been appointed by Comity Sup erintendent Derr: Executive, Charles W. Derr, U. L. Gordy aud J. W. Tay lor; Rrsolutions,U. O. Madden, Bertha Sohell, E A. Coulter, Katheryn Wag ner an I Tillie James; Auditors Oharlos Hartinmi,Mabel Robinson aud Edwin b'oust; Enrolling Olerkß, Lloyd Krumm aud Ooy Mowrey ;Tiine Keep ers, E. D. Sohnure aud Clyde Taylor. A program,whioh comon folly np to the standard set iu former years, has been arranged, aud is given in full be low. MONDAY, DECEMBER 4th. Enrollment, Court House, 10 a. nv. to 12 m. 2 O'CLOCK P. M. Sessions iu High School Auditorium Invocation, Rev. J. E. Hutchison Music Institute. Some Undetlting Priuciple-t iu Teaotiing, Oha<le« H. Albert. Music, D. N. Ulctlenbac'ier. The Real Purpoiu of tlij Sjliool, I< E. MoGinues. TUESDAY, DECEMBER sth. 9 a. m. Chapel, Rev. Joseph E. Guy. The Central Thought in Literature in all the Grades, L. E. MoGinues. Intermission. Magic, D. N. Dieffenbaoher. Underlying Principles, continued, Charles H. Albert. 1:80 O'CLOCK P. M. Musio, Institute. The Order of Elementary Instruc tion. Charles H. Albert. Intermission. Musio, D. N. Dieffenbaoher. The Concrete iu Moral Training, L. E. McGlnnes. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 9 a. m. Chapel, Rev. John Sherman. Intermission. Musio (Instrnotlon), D. N. DiefTen baoher. Five Important Steps in the Teach ing Prooess, Charles H. Albert. The Natnre of the Teaching Prooess, R. M. MoNeal. 1:80 O'CLOCK P. M. Music, Institute. Map Drawing—What? How? When? Charles H. Albert. lutermissiou. Musio, D. N. DiefTenbaoher. Sohool Government, R. M. MuNeal. THURSDAY,DECEMBER 7th,9 a. m Chapel, Rev. O. D. Leroh. Primary Pupils Profitably Employ ed, L. E. MoGinues. Intermission. Musio, D. N. Dieffenbaoher. Five Important Phases of Eduoatiou, Charles H. Albert. 1:80 O'CLOCK P. M. Musio, Institute. Commercial Geography, Charles H. Albert. Intermission. Musio, D. N.- DieSenbaoher. Points From a Superintendent's Note Book, L. K. MoGinnes. FRIDAY, DECEMBER Bth, 9 a. in. Chapel, O. F. Johnson. Hold Yoor Ground,L. E. MoGinues. Muaio, D. N. Dieffenbaohor. Intermission. Report of Committees. Learning Obedieuoe, Charles H, Albert. Fifty Years of Wedded Life. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Qood, who re side on Bloom road in Mahoning town ship, yesterday celebrated their fif tieth wedding anuiversary. Mr. and Mrs. Qood are among our most wide ly known and highly esteemed resi dents. Their golden wedding aroused a good deal of interest in the neigh borhood and congratulations were showered npon them. Pleasant addresses suitable to the occasion were made by Rev. Joseph E. Quy, Rev. O. D. Leroh aud Miss uouha Rudy. Recitations were ren dered by Edna aud Alda Shultz A number of handsome presents weie received by Mr. aud Mrs. Qood,whioh were most highly appreciated and will be treasured as mementoes of the gold eu wedding. A sumptuous diuuer was served. Among those present were: Mrs Daniel F, Rudy, Mrs. John J. Smith and MIBS Louisa Rudy, of Sunbnry ; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Quiok.of Rup ert; Mis. Alfred Low, of Oatawissa;! Rev. Joseph E. Quy and wife, Rev. Charles D. Leroh, William L. Qonger, Mr aud Mrs. Jacob Miller, Mr. and Mis. J. L. Etnmm.Mr. and Mrs. James Shultz, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Shnltz, Sir. aud Mrs. Jacob Shultz, Misses Edna aud Alda Shultz, Mrs. Laura Krumm.Mrs. Elias Lyon,Mr. and Mrs. Miohael Breokblll, Mrs. Snsan Col", Mrs. W. O. Heller, Mrs. Ross Haruer, Mrs. Hannah Morrison, Mrs. Philip Keller, Mrs. Anthony Diehl, Mr. aud Mrs. Horace Bennett, of Danville. I*lrs. J. S. Simon ton. Mrs. Simouton, wife of Rev. J. S. Simonton, formerly pastor of Qrove Presbyterian chnroh, but who iB now priaching at Oollinsville, N. Y.. spent Sunday in this oity as the gnest of Mrs. Boyd, Bloom street. Her daugh ter, Miss Elizabeth Simonton, arrived in this city Monday and aooompanied her mother home. The boy who loafs around a pool room, smoking olgarettes, will beoome the man who sits on the courthouse ooping nursing fortune for passing bim by. AT B'NAI ZION SYNAGOGUE The Jewish congregation of this oity on Friday evening at its temple will aelebrate with the regular Sabbath eveniug seivice the commemoration of tiie 250 th auuiversary of the settlement of the Jews in the United States. Pre parations have beeu made for a most impressive servioe. The beat talent have promised their active aid and pnblic spjakera of aud clergy men well kuowu will help to make the servioe a sucooss, while beside the us ual Temple choir, Mrs. James Scarlet will sing one or two solos. The Key stone Double Mala Quartette will al so sing, composed of Messrs. J. W. Swarts, Joseph Ephlin, Q. O. Ritter, Jaoob Aten, Leonard Foulk, W. R. Kishel.O. R. Schilling aud Jeßse Shan non. Rabbi Joseph Zeisler has the affair in hand and will aonduct the services, to whioh the geueral public is cordial ly iuvited. The program for the evening will be : The regular Sabbath evening ser vice, conducted by the Rabbi and aid ed by the regular Temple choir ss far as to the Adoration. Hymns by a double quaitette of citi zens. Invocation of the commemoration servioe by the Rev. Dr. M. L. Shindel, pastor of the Pine Street Lutheran churoli. Hymns by a double quartette. "Historical Outline of the Jewish Emigration to the United States and their Preseut Activity," by Rabbi Jo seph Ziesler. Solo bv a gifted lady singer. Address by Hon. James Scarlet. Hymns by a double quartette of oiti zens. Address by the Rev. E. B. Dunu, pastor of the United Evangelisal oh u rah. Hymns by a double quartette of citi zens. Continuation of the Sabbath even ing servioe, by the Rabbi aided by the Temple choir. Congregation and choir j iining in "My Oouutry 'tis of Thee." Benediotion by the Rev. John Sher mau,pastor of the First Baptist oliuroh. The address by Rabbi Joseph Zeisler will give historical daia to show that Jews accompanied Columbus in his voyage of disoovery and that the ex penses were defrayed by the mouey of Jews. Their traditions run baok to the earliest days of our country's his tory and so they olaim they are iu the strictest sense of the term, to be class ed as American pioneers and as active participants iu the upbuilding of our nation. It will be an evening of interesting data of their early privileges aud re strictions, the emigration of Jews to this State and also to this oity, their charitable institutions and philanthro pic laws,their activity in the fields of Suience, Art, Literatnre aud the learn ed professions, their standing in com merce and mannfaotnre and iu (lie financial world aud their st:«it and future in tiie field of agrioultnre. In accordance wtih the resolution carried at the Ministerial meeting held by the clergy of this oity at the rooms of the Y. U. 0. A. last Monday, Nov ember 20th, to tho effect that a Thanks giving collection be taken up fn the ohurohes of the different denomina tions on the ocoasion of the servioes preceding the Thanksgiving day, Rab bi Zeisler has deolded to oall for a niokel contribution at this servioe whioh collection will be presented by the Rabbi aB an offering of his Temple at the Union Thanksgiving service held under the auspioes of the Minis terial Association,of whioh the Rabbi is a member. The Thanksgiving offer ings are then presented to the Ladies' Beuevolent ABaociatron of this city. It will be an evening of uplifting and prayer. No spectal invitations will be issued, evorybody is welcomo. Ser vices at 7 p. to. Raising Trees lor Ties. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has a small army of agriculturists at work planting trees on the various tracts of land which the company is converting into forests. It is the in tention to putin abont 800,000 trees each year. This spring 300.000 trees were plauted,which leaves about 600,- 000 yet to be planted. The company has been planting trees since 1903. So far there lias been planted 477,205 trees. The places where the forest are to be are at Vineyard, Quarry vi lie, Pomsroy Atglen.Vintage, Yeaiuan, Kinzer.Saluuga. Middletown, all of the Philadelphia division, and Newton, Newport, Hamilton, and Eyre, on the middle division. The aunnal consumption of ties on the Pennsylvania Railroad system sast of Pittsburg and Erie,for repairs only, is abont 3,000,000, the latter being aboot the average quantity used every year for repairs in the past ten years. To this should bo added 500,000 nsed annually for new work. At the pre sent rate of consumption the available snpply of the present timber nsed, es pecially white oak and yellow pine, will be depleted to a serions degree before many years, and that the time is now ripe for the railroads to con sider the question of what oourse they are to pnrsne in the futnre. In order to supply the entire needs it is figured that the continuous use of 152 square miles of gronnd would be required. Hunting stories are more plentiful than game. FOUR VEARS IN THE NAVV Edward F. Reynold*, Esq., has re turned to Danville after serving afonr years' enlistment in Uncle Sam's Navy. He lias seen a large part of the globe and lias had a rioh and varied experience. His fonr ye*rs' abseuce has wronglit bnt little ohange. He is looking exceedingly well indicating that life in the Navy agrees witli him. Mr. Reynolds enlißted as a machin ist. He served on variooß vessels and with the exception of six months spent on the Noitli Allautio, daring his en listment lie was ornißing on the wat ers of the ABiatio Siation. The latter Station embraces uot only Chinese and Japanese waters bnt also the Philip pine Islands. What adds especial interest to Mr. Reynold's experience in the Navy is the fact that he was stationed in the Far East dnring the great oonfliot be tween Japan aud Russia. His vessel was within five miles of Port Arthur and inside of the Sting line while the dreadfnl bombardment was on in whioh the Japanese rednoed that well nigh impregnable fortress. He is there fore one of the comparatively few eye witnesses that exist of the greatest Naval feat ever performed in history. Mr. Reynolds among other interest ing out of the way places visited Vlad ivostok, the port which formed a bone of contention between the Japanese and Russiaua. His description of the plaoe, whioh no attempt will be made to reprodnoe here, i8 very interesting, the population being a mixed one, in whioh Americans are a rising and ag gressive element. .Our townsman kept a diary while in the Navy,whioh wilt prove of interest to Ilia friends aud of value to himßelf as time weara on. Whether in atorm or aalm, whether in dayß of monotony or wheu stirring scenes were witness ed every event was faithfully chroni cled eacli day. At the expiration of hia enlistment, Mr. Reynolds was Chief Machinist. He lias not yet decided whether lie will re-enlist or uot. The Spring Inspectien. Preparations are already under way among the companies of the National Guard of Penus)lvania for the annnal spring inspection, which for the local ooinpauy will oconr early tins year and be partionlarly rigid. The 1906 spring Inspection* will be gin Janaurv 16th, and the 13th will be the first regiment of the brigade to be inspected, which indicates that Com pany F will be inapected very soon after the middle of Jaunary. While the orders for the inspaotion have not as yet beeu received by Cap tain Gearliart, it is known, front the general disposition to raise the stand ard of efficiency in the Guard, that the approaching inspection will be the most rigid in the history of the organ ization. Especial attention is to be given to the knowledge and duties of the uoii-cotumißßioned officers Here tofore the appointments of snali was made, in most cases, because of per sonal favoritism, bnt now they will receive their appointments only after a most rigid competitive examination. Tliia step lias been taken, aB it has beon shown repeatedly that the strength of a military organization de pends almost entirely upon the effloi enoy of its noncommissioned officers. The inspection will follow out the line of aqnad duty as was shown in the iuspeution of last Spring. For this reason every noncommissioned officer will have to be oonversaut with all the duties of a squad leader, and be able to drill suoh in its entirety. The inefficiency in gnard duty at the recent inspeotion at Camp was prob ably caused by too muoh attention be ing given to the changes in the regu lations. This failore must be reotifled at the coming inspeotion, at which time guard duty will divide the atten tion of the inspecting office l '. The attendance at drills throughout the State has been very lax and has caused the company oommanders so much worrlment that the matter lias been taken up by Adjutant General Stuart, with the result that reoent orders show that absentees will be summarily dealt with. The looal company liaß been ordered to drill twioe a week—Tuesday and Thursday evenings until fnttlier notioe. The company has reoently lost two corporals, Horace Hahn, who en listed in the United Statea Army and Theodore G. Fischer, whose enlist ment lias expired. Theae vacancies mnat be filled before inspection. The command is alao short fonr men from the maximum atrength. These will be recruited, as it IK the deßire of the local commander that Company F have its full qnota on the floor the night of Inspection. No Snow Heavier Than Ohe Inch. George Hartman, of Reading, who has a repntatlon as a weather prophet, predicts that there will be no anow fall this winter heavier than one inch. Aa the basis for this belief he aaid : "It is rare that wn have a sum mer in this climate that produces two orops of vegetables. Suoh waa the Bummer of 1906. Wheu it oconrs it is followed by a mild winter. The sum mer of 1877 produoed two oropa of vegetables and there was very little snow the next winter. The weather this winter wilt be very similar to that of 28 years ago." Only the snooesßful hunters are heard from. The other fellows aren't laying a word. NO 1 A VETERAN WITH RECORD The explosion of the mine under the Confederate fort at Petersburg, Vs., on July 30,1864,d0ring the Civil War, is historical. Io a general «»y every well-read person knows tliat sol diers, mostly coal mlnera under Col onel Pieaeants, undermined'the Babel (ort and placed beneath it eight tool of gnn powder, whioh at 4:45 o'olook in the morning by the means of a fuse was exploded ; also that the exeontion was terrific, the entire fort with it* artillery and garrison of four hundred men being Ifted two hnndred feet in the air, leaving a orater one hundred and fifty feet long.aixty feet wide and twenty-five feet deep. It Is not so well known,however,that among tlioae who charged the lines and with only a handful of men earned fame by hold ing a position in the dreadful orator is one of Danville's most esteemed residents personally known to oearly every man, woman and ohild. The oasnal reader of the Hiatory of the Seoond Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery will find mncli to en chain his interest bnt nothing quite so thrilling as the incidents attending the attack on Petersburg, espeolally those whioh relate to the Provisional Second Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. It was this regiment whioh in obedi ence to orders from the Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Barney, charged directly into the orater after the ex plosion, entering the enemy's work* and even advanoing one hundred yard beyond. The advanoing battalion And ing that it was not supported fell back into the crater. The Cunfeder ates then rallied and poured a deadly hail of shot, shell, oanlater and moik tery iuto the crater. The Provisional Regiment f< II back, after which tha Nintli Corps colored troops were sent forward and advanced a short diatanoe when they halted, A body of Con federates charged on them with a yell when thev broke aud came tumbling back over the works Willi finod bar onets com pel I ing many of th Provis ional Loye to fall Lack with them; bnt 10 in.m remained fighting de urately amid tearful carnage ui.til tl.uy were oomnelldil to surrender. An eye witness of the co 'lict at that point says : The fire of th < < nemy was mi re than ter.'ific. How u.iy men escaped death in the enter i a mys ery to uie. Cauuoii on the n«lit aud left aud musketry in front pouring in their deadly hail of iron hid lead Beemed to cover every iooli of the ground. Hiatory prints the roll of ho lor and the second uauie op the list of those who remained fighting despei «tely in the crater until overwhelmed liy num bers, following that of Capta>n John Nortis, is David Ruokle, First Serge ant. Mr. Ruckle was then ouly aoma twenty years of age, but he already had plenty of experience in war, for he enlisted when only about nineteen years of age. He saw service firat as a uiue mouths man in 1862. He next enlisted in the 113 th Regiment and abont two weeka later was transferred to the Provisional Seooud He ivy Ar tillery in whioh he siw service from May, ISK4. to July 80, when he wai taken prisoner at Petersburg. He waa held by the enemy 8 months and 19 days. For over eight months along with many others he was imprisoned in tobacco sheds at Danville. Va. ; ha was thence transferred to the Libby prison at Riohmoud, Va., but happily waß destined to remain there only tlin e days, when he wa9 inoloded in a number that were taken to a parola camp at Annapolis, Md. Mr. Ruckel was interviewed yeitor day oonceruiug some of the above in cidents as touched on In the History of the Second Peunaylvania Regiment. His description of the awfnl oarnaga attending the oharge into the orater at Petersburg acoordß with aoooonti giv en in history. As the Rebels oharged into the orater he distinctly heard the commander order his men to kill all the officers aud the uegroes. R. J. Millard, then of Espy, but now living in the West, was a oapcaiu. While tha carnage raged Mr. Ruckel kept tlia man prostrate between hia knees and was able to beat off repeated attempti to kill hiiu. Before the decisive mo ment was reaolied,Mr. Rnokel -aya the ground was more than strewn with the slain. Around himself the dead, mostly negroes, lay waist deep. Mr. Ruckel ia not a man to talk mncli over thqdrendful scenos through which he passed; iodetd, it is not ev ery per-on who knowa that Im ever waa one of Uncle Sum's fight rs. A brave soldier in his time,now i at war is over he is wedded to the arts of peace and is an liooored citiz- i whoae integrity and patriotism ai • never questioned. Boy Who Stole Horse Arrested. Ghareles Henry, of Milton, hat been arreated charged with mealing a liorso auJ buggy - ley near Lindner's warehouse. Uilton on the niglit of Ootober 28th. The next morning the licrse Wa« fouud hitched in Elm alley north of Broadway. The animal and the bog. gy both showed that they had been driven very hard during the night. When he was arreated and charged with the offense he plead guilty. Party from Arlstes Entertained. A large party from Ariitea, Colum bia oonnty, was entertained in thia oily Saturday evening and Sunday at lb* home of Mrs. John P. Keefar, Walnut atieet.