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VOL. LXXVII. CHIEF ENGINEER AND ASSISTANTS « George Kooher was elected Chief of tbe Fire Depaitniout and tlie follow ing gentlemen as assistant engineers at the aunaal election held on Sitor day night: Harry Rupp, first assist ant; William Isles, second assistant; John Tooey, third assistant, and R. W. Fetterman, fonrtli assistant. The eleotion was held between the hours of 6:30 and 8 o'clock and not withstanding the unpleasant weather was well attended. One hundrel and seventy-seven votes were oast for the Obief Engineer as against some 380, the whole membership of the firs de partment. The order in which the as siatants serve is determined by the number of votes cvt for each, the largest number taking preference ex o«pt in tlid oase of the Washington Company, which famishes the Chief this year. Harrv Rapp reoeived H9 votes; William Isles 65 votes; John Tooey 58 vote". K. W. Fetteiman be longing to the Washington Company •ooording to cnstom will take the place of fourth assistant. The Chief and assistants are elected for one year and will be installed on Jannary Ist. George Kocher, the Chief-elect, is a popular member of the Washington Hire Company and is a good fireman Of the assistants-elect, three served lait year : R. W. Fetterman, as first assistant. William lies, recond, and Harry Rapp as fourth. They are all good practioal firemen and popular in the department as is attested br their re-eleotiou. Edward Purpur, the retiriug Chief Engineer, has administered the affairs of his office to the full satisfaction of >ll interested in the Fire Department and in the Borough's welfare. Christmas Shopping. There lias beeu soch delay ill Wint er'! coming that the big dry goods and olothiog storeß do not care to have Christmas shopping pushed toostrong 1T by the papers until the winter wares are disposed of, for after the holidays many householders think Winter is almost half gone, and they oau do without luavy good?, etc., for a ihort period. Nevertheless njost-if oot all, oar stores are ready for the Ohristmas shopper, and the fact re mains that lets than three weeks of •hopping remain until OlirMmas Kve. There are a gieat uiauy people who do not get their pay envtlope.or hive the means before, to make their holiday purohases until the last week, ooupie or day belore Christmas, hot there are judt as many people who have ready money aud who intend to make purchase*, who cau boy, a* far M their purse is concerned, just as well now as two weeks later, and it . ia soch folks who arn advised to do Christmas shopping now. Those who are wise will feeize the day. Th-j *h m ,h ate ftll of Christmas specialties. There is no time for choice like the present. And in the Harry of the pressing moments at the end there is no place for deliberation and fall sat infliction. Every year the women folks wear themselves oat and softer discomfort and « veu misery in the crush aud hurtle of tue closing hoars of the ante-Ohrist mas period Every year the salespeo ple aud clerks in the shops are die* traoted aud overworked to meet the de mands of the people who come at the last minute to fill oot their lists, iu oousiderately and perfuuctorily. What is the result? The purchasers make many mistakes, thore are misfits in the presents which they secare, and there ia discomfort all along the line. Advance your Christmas shopping by a few weeks and you will get bet ter satisfaction in the result aud the usual holiday cougestion will be re lieved. Surprise Party. A delightful surprise was tendered Mite Julia Gerringer, Monday, at her home near the Fair Grounds in honor of her 21st birthday. A birthday guess lug cake,baked by Mrs. Gerringer,was the feature of the eveuing's eutertaiu ment. Each person present had four gnesbes opou what the cake contained. John Weuucr being the lucky guesser took the prize. Miss Gerringer was the recipieut of many handsome pres ents : Those present were • Misses Flor ence Lewis. Jennie Hickey. Emily Lf-wls, Margaret Payne, Rose Payne, Nellie Nevius,Julia MoDermott, Mary Hnukie, Alta G<>u,ih,Catherine Wood, B»rbara Hauheit, Joe Dugan, Messrs. George Perrv, Kilward McVey, Jasper Perry. Clyde Roberts, Mark Roberts, William Roberta, Frank McCaffrey, Hugh McCaffrey. Harry Hooley, Charles Mullen, William Hofer, Ar thur Lewis, John Wenner, Thomas Reilley,James Barrett,Frank Graham, Theodore Gerringer and Edward Jonee. Turbotvtlle Church Dedicated. The St. James Lutheran ohurch, at Turbotville, which I.as been lately re modeled aud rapaiuted. wa< dedicated la-t Sunday. Rev. U. Myers, of Cata wissa, a former pasto*, preached both moruiog and eveuing. Both sermons were masterly effoits. In the morning he drew lessons from the beautifying of the cliuroh. In the evening he made au appeal for a life of usefulness aud an every day relationship with Christ. After the sermon the Rev. Mr. Maui fold, the pastor of St. James ohuroh, reported that tho expenditures, exclu sive of special gifts, were $2,720.38. The subscriptions reach $3,686.88. The oarpets and other special gifts must amount to several hundred dollars. WILL INSTALL NEWJEATER" ■ Couuoil Friday eve took important action oil the subject of street paving. A communication was received from R. B. Dieiil in response to a request from Council that lie repair the pave ment in front of his property on Low er Mulberry street, reported as in bad condition "caused by tlie large roots of trees forcing the pavment up, etc." Mr. Diehl stated that he would glad ly aot on tlie suggestion as soon as Oounoil orders some members of that body to lay pavements along their pre mises, now without any, and just as HOOU as it enforce* ordinance relat ing to pavements in every part of the Borough. Uutil that time he "begged to be excused," adding that if he be forced to repair hi 9 pavement he will bring actiou in every case where neg lect is tolerated. On motion of Mr. Dietz, seconded by Mr. Fenstermacher it was ordered that Mr. Diehl be referred to (he section of ordinance relating to pave ments. If he fails to comply the Street Commissioner was iustruoted to en force the ordinance. Michael McGraw appeared before Gonncil to report that a wheel of one of his wagons was broken \e*terday moiniug by being strnok by the steps of a trolley oar on A street. His horse took fright and .backed the wagon around in such a way that it came iu contact with the car. The trolley company, he said, disclaimed all res ponsibility and he had beeu aivised to appear before Gonncil to see what that body would do toward reimburs ing him. On motion Mr. McCiraw's case was referred to the Committee on S reets and Bridges for investigation On motion of Mr. Magill it was or dered that new manila rope be pur chased for the bell tower of the Wash- 1 ingtou Hose House. On motion of Dr. Sweisfort the Water Commissioners were empower- | ed to install a new heater at the Wat- | er Works —by which the exhaust ot I the eugine will be utilized to warm the water that is usjd in the boilers. 1 The following bills were approved for payment: BOROUGH DEPARTMENT. Regular Employes 1115.00 j B. B. Brow u 8 00 | Welliver Hardware Go 56.60 Labor and Hauling 54 58 R. J. Pegg 13.87 James Gibson 8. 00 ' Adams Express Go . . .35 Pnila. Eleo. Construction Co 5.00 WATER DEPARTMENT. Regular Employes ... 1187.00, Labor at Water Works. 35.25 Ellis Rank 20.19 Thomas J Rogers 6.25 John W. Farnsworth 6.50 Harry B. Pat ton 20.00 Geo. W. Roat Post Commander. The auuual eleotion was held at the meeting of Goodrich Post, No. 22, G. A. K., Monday. The following offic ers were elected : Post Commander, George W. Roat; Senior Vice Commander, George Gard- i ner; Junior Vice Commander, Henry ; Kcarn ; Quartermaster, A. C. Angle; Ghaplaiu. D. D. Williams; Surgeon, i P. O. Newbaker; Officer of the Day, R. G. Miller; Officer of the Guard, John W. DeShay; Trustee, William M. Heddens; Auditors, John M. Sechier, Jacob Sloop, D. D. Williams; Repre sentatives to the State Encampment, Robert G. Miller and William M. Hed- I dens; Alternates, A. G. Angle and Robert Morris. The death of Samuel M. Trumbow er, who was a veteran of the Givil War and a member of Goodrich Post of mauy years standing,was very feel iugly discussed by the comrades. On motion it was decided that the Post ou Wednesday should attend the fun eral iu a body, meeting at the Post room ut 1:30 o'clock. Grangers to be Entertained. The following program will be ren dered iu the Armory Hall ou Market street, S-jnbury, Tuesday eveniug, December lath, at the reception to be given the visiting Graugers. The re ception will be uuier the auspioes of the Sanbury Business Men's Associa tion, and everything will be done to make the occasion most enjoyable: Music, Suubury City Baud. Order, Mr. John G. Chestuutt, Sec 1 retary Grange Committee, presiding. Address of weloome, H. S. Knight, Esq., for the Mayor of Suubury, Pa. Selection, Maenuer-Gasang-Verein* Concordia. Address of welcome, Col. C. M. Clement, Esq , for busiues9 men of Suubury, Pa. Selectiou, Maenuer-Ga«aug-Verein- Conoordia. Address of wt loome, representative |of Fomoua Grange, Northumberland :county. | Selection, Maeutier-Gesang-Verein , Concordia. S Responses to of welcome, • prominent grangers . Mubic, Suubury City Baud, j Reading, Miss Margaret Rue. ; Music, vocal duet, Mrs. H. B. Smith I and Miss Dietz; accompanist, Mrs. Florence Burg. | Address,l. Clinton Kline, E«q. ,Seo , retary Business Men's Association. Music, Good Night, Suubury City Band. • | Services at the Washiugtonville Lu therau church: Gommuuion service i postponed to Deoember 17th at 10 a. ; m. Service Snnday evening at 7 o'olook. TLKDQKD BUT TO TBUTH, TO LtBUTT AUTD LAW—HO FAVOR SWATS US AND NO ISAI SHALL AVK" DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1905. 11, P. 0. E. MEMO ORIAL SERVICE The Impressive order of exercises of tlie Lodge of Sorrow were carried out by the Danville and Bloomsburg B. P. O. Elks in the Bloomsbarg Opera House Sunday afternoon before an auidence that taxed the capacity of the theatre. The members of Danville Lodge, ov er sixty strong, left this oity on a special trolley oar at 1 :SO. In addi tion to the Elkß a largu number of oth ers from Dauville attended the ser vice. On the stage, whioli was beauti fully decorated, were seated the offic ers of the two lodges. Cljde O. Yetter, as Exalted Raler of Bloomsburg Lodge, openod the ex ercises aud the officers responded as to what were their several duties. When the roll of the departed brothers was called, the beauty aud siguifiaanoe of a large white star with lighted incan descent balbs at the points, was realiz ed by the aadienoe. Iu the two lodges dating the pist year five members have died aud as each name was oall ed and no respouso came a light was extinguished. Tlie departed Elks in whose memory the servioe Sunday was held are: Bloomsburg Lodge, No. 48ti, Olemael Beishline, Anthony Uolembleskl, W. T. Hantzinger and Dr. W. H. Pur man ; Dauville Lodge. No. 754, N. S. Harris. The musioal patt of the program was especially beautiful. Walter Russell, of this city s.iug "Fear Ye Not, O Israel" iu a charming manner. Miss Mary Derr, of Lewisburg, contributed two vocal selections,aud Mrs. John E. Miller, of Wilkes-Barre, two violin solos. Crusade Coinmandery Quartet, of Bloomsburg and Boyle's Orchestra, of Berwick, also added several num bers to the program. The oratorioal uumbers on the pro gram,the Eulogy by Kalph G. Eisner, E«q., of Danville, and the Memorial Address by Hon. John G. Harrnan, of Bloomsbarg were masterpieces. Mr. Eisner's address wascouohed in beautiful terms, which were delivered earnestly and with maoli eloquence. He said in part: "In every Lodge of our Order the first Sunday in December is set apart and gives the opportunity for one short day to draw aside the veil whioli hides the entrance to the land of shad ows and brings to as by celestial forms the attitudes of the dear ones who have passed from the subordinate lodge of the present to the Supreme Lodge of the hereafter, where the great Ex alted Raler of tlio Universe confers the honorable degree of the fraternity. "We, therefore, meet today with a purpose that has the dignity and ten derness of funeral rites for their friends. It is not a new bereavement, but one which time has softened. We don't meet aronud a newly opened grave where we have laid tc rest one of our beloved brothers, bat among those whioli nature has decorated with the memories of our loved. Above every tomb her daily sunshine has smiled,her tears have been wept, over the humblest Bhe had grass to grow and vines to oreep. To nature's eigus of tenderness we say not "ashes to asließ, dost to dust." bat blossoms to blossoms and laurels to laurels. "We stand today before the unbolt ed doors pf another oentury, -what shall these years bring to us aud oar fraternity? May its progress still be onward and upward in the caase of Charity aud Justice and may oar mot to be a very guardian angel over every member of our great aud charitable institntion. Let our brothers maroh down through the ages getting larger fruits from every celebration. With the Bfble for a guide in moral educa tion and a guide for the constitution of our order our text book for upright ness aud justice and our motto, our symbol of fraternity, love and good works. "There is one statement that should be impressed upon every mind and in stilled into every heart aud that is oar brothers may they nlways be true and loyal, may they pat forth their best elfort to maintain "the standard and dignity of this fraternity and may we all live the lives of true men and iu strict accord with onr motto, Oharity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. "Oharity, the noblest tree in the garden of life, its roots are imbedded in tlie lives of men,its teudrilßenviron his heart, its blossoms are fragrant, while its fraits bless alike the giver and receiver. "Justice, the ray of divine light whioli Bhows the rights of others aud our own shortcomings. "Brotherly Love, the electrioal cord whioli auitea the hearts of men, the fibre that sympathy touches and makes the misfortune of one the sorrow of all "Fidelity, the bridge that spans the chasm twixt time and eternity. Its pathway leads to the pantheon of friends aud brothers who are safe from the wiuds of adversity and while Hear ing its parapet the world appears a paradise. "On the first of these mottoes, — Charity.—l am constrained to sileuoe for the grand secret of the order is contaiued in the fact that it may not publish tlie recipients of its bouuly. Justice, that which is tempered with mercy, prompted by true love. Fidel ity finds its vent iu ceremony suoh as this of today when cherished by noble examples of oar absent brothers, we place the wreath of uudyiug remem brance." (Continued on 4th page.) DEATH OF S. M. TRIMMER Our oitizeus Sunday eve were pain ed to learn of the death of our towns man, Saraael M. Trnmbower, who passed away at ft:4s o'clock. Mr. Trambower'e demise removes one of our most honored and pnblic spirited citizens, one who entered largely in to the life of the oommanity.who was olosely identified with oar industrial enterprises and the town s progress and development. Mr. Trnmbower was afflicted with heart disease. Hiß last illness set in on Ootober 3rd and was of just two month's duration. Daring this time he was frequently very low , daring the last week or more espeoially hope was practically abandoued, so that when the news of his demise flashed through town Sunday it caused but little surprise. The deceased was 88 years of age. He was bom in Berks county, but along with his parents removed to Montonr county when a mere child. The family settled in Valley township and there the deoeased spent the early years of his life. Coming to Danville when a young man he learned his trade—that of oarpenter— with the late Joseph Diehl. In 1893 he formed a partnership with Samnel Werkheiser and from that time until his death under the firm name of Trambower and Werkheiser he was engaged in the business of oontraoting aud building He was one of tbe directors of the People's Bank, also a director of the Welliver Hardware Company. He was a consistent member of the Mahoning Presbyterian ohnroh and had been a trustee for twenty years.' He was formerly member of the Borough Council and of the School Board. He belonged to Montour Lodge, No. 10!!, I. O. O. F., and of Mnemoloton En campment No. 140. The distinguish ing traits of the deceased were gener osty, courtesy and kindness. He was never too basy to speak a kind word or to indulge in a little pleasantry, which somehow helped to uiako the burdens of life seem lighter to those who met him. The deoeased is survived by his wife and three oliildren—Frank V. Trnm bower and Mrs. D. L. Smith,of Wilkes- Barre, and Mrs. Ralph Foulk of Dan ville. Three brothers and two sisters also survive: Perry and Allen Trnm bower,of Muncy and Henry M. Tr nm bower,of Dauville ; Mrs. Louisa Thom as of Philadelphia and Mrs. G. W. Hoffman of this oity. All that was mortal of Samuel M. Trambower was consigned to the grave in Odd Fellows' oemetery yesterday afternuon. The funeral took place from Mahouing Presbyteriau churoli and was very largely attended. "The services at the ohnroh were pre oeded by a short Bervlce at the late residence on Ease Market street, only the immediate relatives being present. Rev. M. L. Shindel, D. D., offered prayer and Rev. J. E. Hutchison read the 23rd Psalm. At the church the servioes were at tended by a large number of our townspeople, life-long friends and as sociates of the deceased. Mr. Tram bower was a veteran of the Civil War aud a member of Goodrloh Post, No. 22, G. A. R., the members of which some twenty strong, attended the fun eral in a body. Montour Lodge, No. 109, I. O. O. F., to which the deceas ed belonged, also attended the fnneral in a body. The Directors of the Peo ples Bank, of whioli the deceased was one, were chosen as the honorary pall bearers. They were: O. F. Ferris, Joseph D. Smith, of Berwiok ; J. H. Cole, J. B. Watson, aud John Doster, Jr., of Danville. The active pall bear ers were: Representing the Odd Fel lows—Dr. Jno. Sweißfort, D. H. Wil liams and George Leighow ; represent ing tlie trustees of Mahoning Presby teriau churoli to which the deceased belonged David Shelhart, Samuel Bailey and diaries V. Amernian. At the ohurch Rev. Dr. M. L. Shin del read the ilOtli Psalm aud followed with prayer. Rev. J. E. Hutchison, pastor of the church, preached the ser mon, dwelling very impressively upon the Bad event and pointing oat the lessons to be learned from the life and death of the deoeased. Miss Margaret Ammerman rendered a Bulo, " Faoe to Face," very beautifully At the grave in conolasion the Odd Fellows' burial ce.-emony was obser ved. Tlie following persons from oat of town attended the fnueral: Mrs. Louisa Thomas, of Philadelphia; Mrs. H. L. Vandine, of Williamsport; Perry Trumbowel- and Allen Trnm bower, of Mnnoy; Frank Miller, of Lofty ; Charles Trnmbower, of Pitts ton; Mr. and Mrs. K. V. Trnmbower and Mrs. D. L. Smith,of Wilkes-Barre. aud Ralph Foulk, of Johnstown. Normal Alumni Organize. The Bloomsburg Normal School Al umni in Montour County organized at n meeting held in the High Sohool room Tuesday eveuing. The followiug offloers were elected to serve for the following year: President, Prof. J. W. Shaw; Viae p esiileiit, Un« Mo*, rey ; seoretary, Mi«s Winifred Evans; treasurer. Miss Mary Love. I It was decided to hold the hmquet at the Montonr llnnse nnd ihi* even iug was selected as the date. Dr. J. P. Welsh, priuci al of Bloomsbarg Normal Sohool an 1 Profrssor Charles H Albert, a member of the Faculty, will be gueßtß of honor at the ban ' quet. PROCEEDINGS OF INSTITUTE The oounty institute convened Tues day morning with all the teaohers of the couuty present, with the excep tion of two. Tlie devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. Joseph IS. Gay, pastor of the Shiloh Reformed ohurch. Professor L. E. McGiuues occupied the first period with the topic, "Tlie Central Thought ill Literature in all the Grades." | The progressive teacher, Professor MoGinnes said, is coustantly ou the lookont for material to aid in the crea tion of high ideals uf life. One of the most proliflo sources of suoli material is literature. Teachers are not expect ed to write poetry, but one of their impo-ant functions is to appreciate and interpret poetry. A knowledge of the steps that are taken by the poet in writing is valu able to the teaoher in the interpreta tion of the product. A poet is not only an artist, he must be a philosopher as well. He knows the value of the con orete in teaching ; therefore the ideal conception that he has he embodies in an individual: then he pioceeds to write. The process of interpreting the poem reverses the steps taken by the poet in writing it. First, the langu age; second, the embodiment; third, the ideal oonoeption. If. however, the interpretation ends here the fell value of the process iB not attained. The teacher and the child mast become constructive, most beoome creative. The ideal qualities that are iu the ein bodimeut must become iu a manner,at least, the qualities of the iudividual that studies the poem, if it is to be of value. A number of striking examples were drawn from Dr. Wier Mitchell's "Characteristics" to illustrate the fact that iu every piece of literature there iB au ideal conception, a central thought. It is tbe work of the teacher to assist in bringing the life of the child into vital toooh with tlie ideal conception. Intermission followed. There was spirited singing by the institute, after which Professor Albert resumed his subject, "Some Underlying Principles in Teaching." It was a sound practic al talk. The speaker did not under estimate the value of a full and thorough knowledge of the branches as taught, but he made an appeal for the "better life," for "soul power" and better methods in teaohing. He gave the following as a central thought "The Manufacture of great SOOIB of good quality should be the fiist busi ness of a great nation." A child's futnre is moulded entirely by his en vironment and the influences that play upon his life under ten years. What a child accomplishes in sohool will de pend upon his soul nature—what he knows when he appears at sohool at six years. What oliildren need is sun shine aud not shadow. No attempt should be made to impress children with the evil or the Borrows in the woild bat teacher should "get busy" to find the good and the beautiful in life and point these out to the pupils entrusted to their oare. The first duty of a teacher is to flud oat a child's horizon, remembering that education is vision power. Pupils should be ex amined in their amount of oommou sense and this should oount iu their favor. If a boy or girl is found ti be full of sonl aspiration Professor Al bert would like to see them pass if they receive ouly 15 percent, in gram mar, or arithmetio. He would get at the "motive" of the pupil, which in fluences "choice" as olioioe iu turn in fluences "aotion," the latter leading to "habit" and habit to "character." Everything that enterß a ohild's life at 6 years or up to ten years will in fluence him at 21. This applies to ev ery phase of life and feature of activ ity aud is espeoially true of language. Professor Albert Tuesday afternoon took op the subject, "The Order of Elementary Instruotion." He illustr ated It by means of au exercise ou the blackboard with a map of New York, oarefally drawn, as the subject. The exeroise proved interest'iz and was of practioal value. • After intermission Professor Mo- Ginnes gave au exoellent talk on"The Concrete in Moral Training." One purpose of Bchool he said, iB to educ ate to be aud this has to do with mor al training. It is an appeal to the mor al sense of the oliild. Iu "moral train ing" one of the objects is to train the will to act habitually from pure and lofty motives. He dwelt at length up on the methods of reaohing the will. The teaoher should give muoli atten tion to this point. The will of the papil is not reaohed by scolding nor by lectures as to how to behave. The will must be appealed to through oth er powers. Thas we taru from sin be cause, first of oar knowledge of sin, second we were penitent and sorrow ful because of acts that were sinful. First, knowledge, then sensibility and ! lastly the will. Teaohers should know ' the value of the concrete in moral I training and to illustrate Professor Mo ! Jinnes read a story with a moral be ' fore the institute, asking a series of q'lrsiious concerning it that would be hound to appeal to the moral sense of the pui il. The umsio as oonduoted by Professor DiefTeubacher proves a pleasing feat ure of tlie institute relieving the mon otony of tbe week and affording the teachers a great deal of practice and instruction iu muiio. Rev. John Sherman, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducted devo tioual exercises at the County Instit ute yesterday morning. The attend ance of teachers remained the same, all being present except two. The moruing session brought for ward a new speaker in the person of Professor R. M. McNeal of Harris burg, who gave a most exoelieut aud practical talk ou the subject of"The Nature of the Teaching Process." The teacher, he said, is often disappointed because she fails to obtain at tlie County Institute iustruction that will euable her to cope with individual cases iu the school room, whether in point of teaohing or discipline. She makes tlie mistake by trying to eii ploy the mechanical, whereas she has tlio intellect, the soul and the spirit to deal with. The teacher is an artist who should labor witli an ideal, work ing from underlying principles and making method aud role secondary to the mental process. At the same time the speaker would not have the teach er under value method aud devices iu teaohing,all of which have their prop er places, aud are of use just as the tools iu the hands of the soulptor aid liiui in bringing out hie ideal iu mar ble. The artist, however, in working oat his ideals will seleotuone but per fect muterial—marble without a flaw, l'he teacher ou the] other baud must take euoli material as comes to her hands; none of the oliildren are per feot aud many are marked by the scars of he edity. She has a harder task than the artist. The latter, however, is handling dead material and tlie blemishes that exist in the rough mar ble,if any,will be visible in the fiuish ed work, while the teaoher is dealiug with spirit, which grows and develops, and the flaws of mind aud heart which she finds iu the child wheu it comes to tier hand under proper teachiug may be modified or removed. The speaker oarried tlie thought much further giv ing expression to mauy beaatlfal con ceptions. Immediately after intermission Miss Bennetts rendered a solo—"Madeline" —in excellent style. Miss Weiss ao compauying on the piano. Professor Albert continued his sub ject of Tuesday forenoon," Underlying Principles." Beginning with "mo tive," ho passed on successively to "olioioe," "aotion," "habit," all of whioli form "character" which in turn is "life." When boys violato the rules of the school grounds try to dis cover the motive which moved them; iu many iustances the motive will not be found to be a bad one aud pouißli ment would be oat of place. It is the business of the teacher to try to create a motive of tlie right sort. The talk proved a flue lesson on the laws of the mind,principles of education, methods of teaohing and devices in teaching. Poor memorv often exists because we have unt a clear conception— be cause we have not learned to attend. Memory is good or bad aocording to our ability to get peroepts. Attention in tnrn depends upon interest. Thus we are apt to remember the details of a frightful aooident or a great tragedy because we read the accounts with un divided interest. Soarcely two teaohers are alike. In the institute the speaker saw the phlegmatio, the bilious and the ner vous temperaments. Methods adapted to oue of these could not be ased with advantage by the others. Results should be demanded of the teachers, but they should be permitted to teacli in their own way to accomplish them. Yesterday afternoon Hon. F. O. Bowersox, of Snyder county, gave the teaohers a good practical talk on ger eral subjects. Mr. Bowersox is a school man himself,and he knows how to>get into toucli with the teaohers,aud what to say that will interest and help them. George Eggert rendered a solo,whioli pleased the teaohers very muoh. Professor Albert gave a talk on— "Map Drawing—What? How? aud When?" Professor R. M. MoNeal gave a fine address on "School Govern ment." „ BUOKK HIS SPECTACLES. Evangelist William D. Laumaster has not yet reoovered from a very bad fall, sustained ou the icy pavement Saturday. He was able to be out yes terday, but he still suffered consider able pain from a bad braise in the region of the spine. The fall occurred on Mill street opposite Carl Litz's restaurant. Mr. Laumaster is a man of good avoirdupois and became down heavily, lie escaped fractured bones, but iu his fall he broke a valuable pair of spectacles. 32 Heed-Stuff Dealers to be Sued. Suits will shortly be commenced by the State Agricultural department agaiust twenty-two dealers in feed stuffs for violatiou of tlie law relating to tlioir adulteration, and for failure to attaoh to the packages a statement of the value of the contents in orude piotein. Itjis only lately that this new salieme of adulteration has been de veloped and the department iB deter mined to proßecute the dealers, who are scattered over a number of coun ties in the central part of the State. Officers Elected. At ihe annual eleotion of offloers for Lotus Conolave, No. 127, Improved Order of Heptasophs last night, the following officers were eleoted for the ensuing year: Edward W. Gibson, Past Arclion ; David E. Haring, Aroh on ; John G. Vastine, Provost; H. H. Stettler, Prelate ; C. G. Cload, Secre tary ; W. L. MoOlnre, Financier; Ja cob Fisoher, Treasurer; Clyde Snyder, Inspector; E. S. Delsite,Warden ; Fred Gibson, Sentinel; W. O. Greene, Gil bert Voris, Benjamin Sanford, Trus tees. DANVILLE TEAM EASILVjtEFEATED The cruck Calvary basket ball team, of Wilkes-Barre, took the locals into oamp at the Armory last night and smothered them with a whirlwind style of play aud an accuracy in shoot ing goals that left bat little else for the Danville boys to do bat play a de fensive game. Daring the game Dauville was able to score but in points, while Calvary had no trouble iu rauing ap a total of 55. The Wilkes-Barre players were thoroughly up on the game iu all its points, playing strenuous, scientific ball. They played the girne all the time and every opportunity was turn ed into an advantage. Yet with all their fast, aggressive playing their game was oleau and olear of foals. The Danville team.be it said to their credit,played tlie best they conld.eveu when the visitors had them easily beaten. The locals had a poor shoot ing average, mauy goals biting missed that slioald easily have pat marks to their oredit ou the tally sheet. The line-up: Calvary. Dauville. Dunn forward ... Peters Norwig . forward Jolinsou Schultz ci liter Sechier Goeriuger . guard Russell Sooby guard ..Gilmore Goals from field—Qceringer 10, Sohuliz 5, Sooby 5, Dunn 4. Norwig 3,. Jolinsou 3, Sechier 2, Russell 2, Peters I. Goals from fouls -Sooby I. Referee, Austin EUse. Decorations at St. Hubert's. Improvements are on foot at St. Hubert's Catholic Churoli which wheu completed will give the church praoti oally a new interior. Tlie walls and oeiling, which from long usage had beoome somewhat dingy aud in need of repair, are being sheeted with steel and zinc work all in relief. The ic terior of the boildiug baa been in the hands of expert workmen for five weeks and these have the auditorium with tlie gallerv abont completed The work is in charge of the Penn sylvania Metal Cdiliug Company of Philadelphia. Tlie steel and zinc work is becoming verv popular for interior decoration, although St. Hubert's Is the first cliucrh about Danville to em ploy it. The effect on the auditorium as far as completed is very pleasing, the prevailing color being terra cotta, with relief iu white and gold. The entire ceiling and every foot of wall is now covered, nothing remaining to be sheeted but the sanctuary, which will be highly decorated to correspond witli the altar at each side, which are finished in gold. The work will be aomploted before the Holidays, prob ably in two weeks' time. The expert workmen, whose liomeß ate iu Phila delphia, are A. E. Diebler, T. J. At kisou and H. E. Taschuer and they are having a very pleasant sojoarn in Dan ville. Quite a number of improvements have been made at St. Hubert's dur ing a year or so past. It wa* only two years ago that the large annex for a sohool was built to the rear of the ohurch. Following this,improvements including a hot water system were in stalled at tlie rectory.The prosent dec orations, which involve three coats of oil paint, is considered durable in the extreme aud will do service for a life time. Rev. J. E. Guy Installed. Rev. Joseph E. Gay, was installed as pastor of Shiloh Reformed ohuroh last evening. A large congregation was present. The installation was preceded by a special meeting of Wyomiug Classis held at Shiloh Reformed ohurch yes terday afternoon, at whioli the follow ing were preseut: Rev. S. E. Stofflett and Rev. C. H. Herbst, of Hazletou ; Rev. J. R. Adams, Berwick ; Rev. C. D. Lerch.Maosdale; Rev. T. U Steir, of Turbotvllle; Rev. A. lloutz, of Orangeville; and Dr. Jno. Sweisfort and F. W. Hageubnch, eldeis. The business on hand was the re ception of Rev. Joseph E. Guy from Virginia Classis. First of all the call to the charge of Shiloh Reformed church wsi confirmed,after whioli the new pastor was formally reoeived into Wyoming Classis. Rev. Dr. D. W. Ebbeit, formerly of Milton,now President of Ursiuus Col lege, was dismissed from Wyoming Classis to Philadelphia Classis. The Installation last evening at tracted a large congregation, wliioh nearly filled the auditorium of the ohuroh. An anthem jby the olioir was followed with invocation by Rev. O. D. Leroli Sorlpture waß read by Rev. J. R. Adams, Rev. C. D. Leroli fol lowing with prayer. The installation was oonduoted bv Rev . 3. E. Stofflett and Rev. T. O. Stem. The sermou was preaohed by Rev. Mr. Stofflett and was a deoidedly able and appropriate effort. The text was from Fim Corinthians, 3-9: "We are 00-Laboreis witli God." | At the opening of the service George Eggett rendered a solo. RIVER FALLING. After the biggest freshet of several months the river is again falling and in a short time will be normal again. The water presents a very dirty and unsavory appearanoe, but our filter plant has proved equal to the emerg ency and eliminating the mud and ooal dirt, has right along beeu giving us good olear water. NO 3 HAY BE VICTIMS OF THE MASSACRE It is very much feared tlmt the dreadful uprising against the Jewi in Ruasia has numbered among its de fenseless victims the wife and chil dren of a Jewish resident of Danville. The husband and father probably 10 sadly bereaved ia Jacob Weimer, the Hebrew shoemaker on Lower Mul berry street, near the rear of Direl'g meat market, who plies his vocation with a heavy heart as the dreary daya slowly past—hoping and praying for some tidings from 1118 loved onea in the distaut land if the Ozar. Days grow into weeks mill the dreadful and portentous silence remaina nnbrokeu. Little wonder is it that at tlmea the ahceiuaker loses heart and that what was at first only a snapioion in hii mind becomes almost a settled oon viotiou that his wife and children have fallen in the massacre. Jaccb Weimer Is a native of Kiaii enev and has been in this country two years and eight months. He la an in telligent.frank open-hearted little fel low and has made excellent piogreaa since In America,acquiring something more than a smattering of oar langu age and saving sufficient money to send for his wife and children at Kishenev. It ia, however, just at thia stage when all his plans,for the furth erance of whioli he labored so devoted ly, were about to be consummated that suspense and uncertainty atepa in and he is left iu doubt whether ha will ever see his loved oneß again. He has good rearou to entertain fears. On Saturday it was five week* and two days since he had purchaaed tickets for his family at Vienna and by Post Office Money Order sent a snug sum to his wife sufficient to pro vido for the comfort of herself and ahildren during the long journey to America. It lias been during thia in terim that the most terrible maßsaorea have occurred at Kishenev. The ex treme limit of time required to bring a reply from Kishenev expired last week, hut t>ie:e waa 110 reply from the shoemaker's wife nor a line to indi oato that the funds sent by money or der had been delivered. It was with the hope of hcariug some such news as Ihe above that the man end 112 red such suspense List week. These are troublous tiuies iu Russia npd the man can only hope that the delay may have been caused by the general disorder aud not by murder aud death. Thia euuouragea hiui at momeuts when lie is inclined to kbtudon all hope. It ia still possible that this week may bring tidings that will quint all fears. Jacob Weimer may well dread the results of the upiiaing against the Jews. He was ar, stdeut of Kishenev and lived throngh the dreadful mar saore there a few years ago. His de scription of the howling mob, the oruel knives anil other weapons with which thav were armed, the dead and the dying aud the streets red with blood, as is very natural was reallatlo in the extreme and quite sufficient to chill one's blood. Our shoemaker wai marked for the masaaore on that oc casion ; tin house was invaded aud gutted, bat lie secreted himself and family in a Utile loft or oompartnwnt under tlu> rool and time escaped the frenzied and excited uioh. The shoemaker keeps close by liii tide in 'lie little shop a curd contain ing the photographs of hia wife and four ohildren thiee boys and one girl —sent receutly from home, and wliloh he shows to his friends with marked pride. One Is struck with the bright and intelligent faces and the tasteful manner in whicg each one is dressed, there being nothing abont the group to suggest the ordinary Russian em igrant as he turns op in the coal re gion and some other seotions. A Valuable Rooster Stolen- On Tuesday evening,Deoember 12th, the Danville pnblio will have an op portunity to witness one of the molt truly enjoyable entertainments that has been given in this oity for many a day. It will be one of the original. In structive and laughable Mook Oonrt Trials, nnder ti e direction of an ei pert—Ool. A. V. Newton, of Worcest er, Mass., who is its originator. The entertainment has oreated a de oided sensation wherever it lias been dresented, being patronized by the leading people to such an extent that in many oa»es the largest halls and opera houses have been too Bmall to hold all who desired to attend, and hundreds turned away onable to ob tain standing room The entertainment will be given un der the auspioes of the Young Men'l Ohriatiau Association, in Y. M. O A. Hall. One of our most lespeoted citizens will be tried for the laroeny of a fly mouth Rock rooster. The Judge who will preside over the Oonrt, the ooort officers who will attend to their res pective duties, the Attorneys who will prosecute and defend, the witnessea who will testify for and against the alleged guilty party and the joron who wilt hear the evidence and will sit in judgment upon the case, will be composed of our most promioent oiti zens. It will withont doubt be an affair long to be remembered with pleasure. Oak drove Lutheran Church. Services at the Oak ttrovi Lutheran ohnrch, Rev. O. Reber, pastor: Con firmation and Confessional servloe, Saturday at 2p. in. Cominanlon ser vice, Suuday at 10 a. m.