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VOL. LXXVII. J.J.BROWN,M.D. i THE £75 A SPECIALTY- Eye /jeted, treated and fitted with glasses. No Sunday Work. 311 Market t - - Boomstarn. P& Hours—lo a. m.to sp. in. DR. JT SWEfsFo Rl, DENTIST. Uses ODONTUNDER for the painless ex traction of teeth. I)eiitistry in all its branches and all work guar anteed. CHARGES REDUCED. Opposite Opera House, Danv lie lIIOHAb C. *>EL'wH *TTOIWIIT-AT-LA». tflainfl twrm 1 Montour Ooosl* N* IM MILL STREBT. •AKVILLB. Charles V. Amerman, Attomey-st-L w Notary Public BANVILLB, PA. INBUKANCE, GEN'I. I.AW PRACTICE UNITKH 'PIIONK, 2H2 uTmiuul' Mil NT. PRESCRIPTION DRUBRIST, opposite Opera House. UAfs V11.1.1%, . fKKJN'A WW. KASE WEST. ATTORNfT.AT.LA*, No. (BO MILL STREET. DANVILLE CHARLES CHALFANT. ATTORNtT-AT-LAW, R* 110 MILL STREET. DANVILLE WILLIAM L. SIDLER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, cn RILL AW MARKET STRUTS. •ANVILLI. ROSSMAN & SON'S PHARMACY, MS MILL STREET, OANVILLE, PA. 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TaaU? fcaalala and " Vellef ftor LsdlM," in Utter, " ' OIIOIIBTIR OHIMIOAL QQ. ffff fillip Naare. *JL CASTOR IA fpr Infanta and Children, Til KM You Have Always Bought Ouba'agift to Miss Roosevelt attest » pat ion'a gratitude. THE BOROUGH'S INDEBTEDNESS The annual borough statement print ed this week carries with it especial interest the present year by reason of the system of public improvements in augurated by the borough. By glanc ing over tiie statement it will be seen that the showing is by no means dis creditable to Council and that the amount of actual indebtedness is not large, considering the amount of work done and the splendid improvements installed. The showing relating to the municipal light plant especially is most gratifying and proves conclusive ly that those who predicted that a sav ing for the borough could be effected were by no means idle dreamers. Work on the public sewer was bejjuu in the summer of 1908. Tho total oost. of the sewer and extensions to date is $16,250.89. The total cost of the municipal light, plant was $16,143.68. The borough's share of street pav ing including liens is $9,449.52. The cost of surveying, taking care of water mains and like work incid ental to street paving approximates $2,000. It is difficult to get at the ex act figures in these items as the work was done by the borough's employes under the street commissioner as call ed for, a fraction of a day being put in now and a fraction of a day at an other time. The total cost of sewerage, municip al light plant aud street paving is $43,844.07. July 1, 1903, about the time of be ginning the public sewer the borough floated $20,000 worth of 3)£ per cent, bonds; November 1, 1904, the borough floated bonds to tho amount of SB,BOO. At the same time there was a mortg age of $4,500 ou City Hall, iu adilitiou to which the borough's liabilities in cluded $8,500 in certificates and $14,- 000 in outstauding bonds issued Nov ember 1, 1900. During the period intervening the borough has cancelled the $3,500 worth of certificates anil has aslo paid $2,000 on the mortgage of City Hall, which reduces the borough debt to $45,300. The borough's assets are given as $72,- 184.31, which loaves the assets iu ex cess of liabilities, $26,884.31. The statement of the borough light plant from March 1,1905 to January 1, 1906, allows the following : Total cost of installation, $16,143.- 68. Actual expenses for ten months, $3, - 393.68. Cost for the ten months of 86 arc lamps at $86,99 twenty-nine forty-thirds cents aud of 24 incandescent lamps at $9 per lamp, or about $43.56 per arc lamp and SIO.BO per incandescent lamp per year. The above statement does not in clude the cost of current supplies nor of 35 16-caudle power lamps for four eugino houses, which were previously lighted at the expense of the fire com panies. The amount paid in the former con tract with tho Standard Electric Light Company was $72 per arc lamp aud sls per incandescent lamp. The Standard Electric Light Company's contract was to furnish 69 arc lamps and 34 incan descent lam]«s. house Breakers Have a Feast. When the employes of the Supplee tfather Co., at Bloomsburg,opened up he company's warehouse yesterday noruing, it was found hat a window lad been broken open, evidently dur ing the night, aud a raid made ou the interior. The intruders were evidently in search of eatables, as the yard of the Atlantic Refining Company just across the tracks, bore indications of having l>eeu the scene of a more or less elabor ate spread. A number of barrels had l>een used as a bauqnet board, and around these throe other barrels had been set on their sides, apparently to afford seats for the feasters. On the upturned barrels wore found ginger suaps, fancy cakes, chocolate and oth er candies, partly smoked cigaTS, the empty cake aud candy boxes, etc., all of which articles were found to be missing from the Supplee-Mather build ing. Nothing of value had been stolen, however. The building is nsed large ly for the storing of canued goods in cases, and uoue of these were takeu. Fifteen or twenty cigars were missing from a box ou the desk, which with a quautity of envelopes, and several small sample packages of cakes anil candies was the extent of the theft as far as discovered at tiiis time. It was evid ently the work of boys or tramps, aud there must have beeu three of them iu the gang, to judge by the upturned barrels on whfch they sat while eat ing. Trust Wants It- The Chestnut street opera house, uow open to both independent and Trust companies, is being sought by the Trust, n representative of the magnates having yiaited the town this week to open negotiations. Sunbury is a favorite point for theatrical oom anies, its locatiou making it a desir able point iu the circuit to break loug jumps. Sunbury will remain independ ent.—Sunbury Daily. The first blow at the railroads since the attti-pasa rule went into effeot was struck in the Ohio Legislature Thurs day When tho Senate passed a bill making the maximum rate to be charg ed in that State, for passenger traffic, two cents a mile. "TLKDOKD BUT TO TRUTH, TO LIB Kb 1 i AJI D LAW—HO TATOI SWAYB US AMD &WM. DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1900. BURGLAR EM PLOYS LADDER A bold burglar was surprised while in the act of forcing an entrance into the house of night watchman, W. E. Young, Pine street, early yesterday morning. A bullet, fired at short range barely missed the man, and tlint he was not plugged full of lead is owing to the unfortunate circumstance that the three remaining shells in the night watchman's revolver proved to be worthless. About 4 o'clock yesterday morning while night watchman Young, on his beat, was approaching his home he be held a sight which to use his own I words nearly raised the hat from his i head. Leaning against the side of his dwelling just below a window stood a ladder and on it tfas a man, who had climbed half way up. All this tho watchman clearly discerned through the darkness. Before he had time to act, however, the man saw that he was discovered and jumped to the ground. Heedless of tho night watchman, who called after him to halt,he ran around the rear of the house and jumped over the fence into the side yard connected with the residence of Fred Howe. Here in trying to escape he ran into a sort of a nook between the porch and a high fence, which for awhile held him captive. By this time the night watchman in hot pursuit had gained the rear of his own residence and drawing his revolver, fired. The bul let missed the burglar by a narrow margin, striking the rain pipe almost in range with the man and leaving a deep indenture, which is plainly visi ble a rod away. The watchman con tinued shooting but each of the three shells which remained in his revolver proved defective and failed tooxplode. Taking advantage of tho momentary delay the man managed to climb over tho high fence and crossing the back yard of Michael McHalo's residence dashed between the two houses out in to Front street, where he disappeared. It was only an instant until Mr. Mc- Halo and several other neighbors were out and roady to join in pursuit. The pursuing party in a short time was joined by the Chief of Police,but they were unable to get on the track of the fugitive. The ladder used was one stolen from the premises of S. C. Phillips adjoin ing, where for some time it had stood leaning against one of the back build ings iu full view from the street. Yes terday the footprints of tho mau were still visible beside the house wliero he had jumped from tho ladder. The night watclunau is uuablo to give much of a description of the bur glar except that he was below medium height aud wore uo overcoat. After dis appearing on Frout street the burglar, it seems,made his way up Forry street to Market street aud passed eastward along that thoroughfare. R. B. Diehl, who resides at the Braudou homestead. East Market stfeet, was awakened by the shooting. He went to the window aud a fow minutes later observed a man, who answered the general description of the burglar, ou tho opposite sine of East Market street approacning from the direction of Ferry street. Crossing the street diagonally the mau took the sidewalk in frout of tho Brandon dwel ling. He seemed excited aud as he passed he was murmuring to himsolf in a dissatisfied way. Thoro would seem to be little doubt but that he was the would-be burglar surprised while at work. Fell From Trestling. A peculiar and serious accidout was that sustained yesterday morning by J. A. Zerbe, engineer on the Pennsyl vania railroad ruuuiug betwoeu Sun bury and Wilkes-Barre. When his train came to a stop on tho track near Espy yesterday fore noou, the engiuo happened to halt dir ectly over a trestle bridgo which crosses the roadway whieli runs under the track at this point. As steam was being exhausted from the engiuo ou both sides at the time. Engineer Zerbe did not see the trestling,aud supposing solid ground was underneath, stepped from his engine cab, and lauded iuto empty space. He fell over the edge of the bridge,aud lauded ou the highway about tweuty-five feet below. He was picked up unconscious, and taken on the train to Nescopeek, where medical aid was rendered by Dr. Myers. The mau's back and legs were pretty severely injured and he was too much battered up for the full extent of his injuries to bo as yet ascertained. It is not known whether auy bones are broken. Ho was takeu to his homo iu Sunbury.aud even if no fractures were sustained, it will be some time before the man will be in condition to re sume his dutios. Respite Granted Salerno. I James Salerno, the murderer of Eliz- ! abeth Carney, his step-daughter, will not be hanged in the jail yard at Wil liamsport next Thursday. Salerno's attorneys were at Harrisburg yesterday morning and presented to Govoruor Pennypacker a petition for a rospito to permit of time for a commission in lunacy to inquire into aud determine its to the sanity of the murderer. The governor granted tho respite after tho petition aud affidavits of Sheriff Rid dell, Jail Physioian Shaw, Turnkey Riddell and the Rev. Father James F. Giloegley, the spiritual advisor of Salerno, were read to him. The period of commutation has not yet been flx ' ed. JOINED IN MATRIMONY A very interesting home wedding was solemnized at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hendershot, of West Hemlock township, yesterday when their daughter, Miss Mary L. Hen dershot, became the bride of P. Fred Held. Both bride and groom are of this city. Tho nuptial knot was tied at high noon before a number of invited guests by Rev. W. H. Hartman, of Millville, the former pastor of the bride. The beautiful ring ceremony was employ ed. The groom is a capable 'and esteem ed young man of this city. He is a machinist and holds a position with Curry & Company, by w T hom he has been employed about five years. The bride has been living in Danville for some time. For three years past she has filled a responsible position with the Knitting Mills Company as book keeper and stenographer. Her services have been very highly appreciated by her employers and socially she is very popular with a wide circle which takes in not only Danville but West Hem lock township and other localities. Mr. and Mrs. Held will goto house keeping immediately in a cozily fur nished home, No. 212 Bloom street. Among those present at the wedding were the following: Mr. and Mrs. John Conway, Frederick Held, Misses Amelia, Lizzie and Annie Held, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Voris, Misses Mabel Askins, Hannah and Mary Conway, Edith Reese, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gross, Edward A ten, Charles Hender shot and Frank Fry, of Danville ; Mrs. Elias Hendershot and Mrs. McNinch, of Jersey tow u; Miss Anna Dußrick.of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Elmer Crossley and childreu.of Berwick; Hiram Clair of Nicholas. N. Y. Funeral of Alfred L. Hoyer. The remains of Alfred L. Moyer, of Wilkes-Barre, who died suddenly at Suubruy Saturday afternoon, were brought to this city yesterday morn ing for burial. The funeral party pro ceeded from the station to Hendrick son's church, Valley township, where services were held. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Kindt, pastor of the Evangelic al church at Wilkes-Barre. The pall bearers were members of the engineers' brotherhood. A vory largo number of the friends aud relatives of Mr. Moyer from a distance journeyed to Danville yester day to pay their last respects to the deceased. Among these were members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers, members of the Ladies' Auxi liary of the brothorhood. Tho follow ing from Sunbury attended the ob sequies : 11. N. Lougacre, Mr. and Mrs. George Bright, S. A. Kaufman, S. G. Griffith, Mr. and Mrs. M. Mc- Colum, B. G. Winegardner, B. A. Gaskius, Mr. aud Mrs. B. F. Krohu, Mr. aud Mrs. W. H. Oyster, R. F. Krohu, Mrs. J. C. Kuittle, Mrs. J. Kepuer, Mrs. F. Frease, Mrs. W. H. Hiukle, Miss Hayes, Miss Carey, H. C. Chester. Those from Wilkes-Barre were: Lowis P. Kuiffen, Rev. W. H. Kindt, G. F. Molynex, S. W. Craig, H. R. Sobers, H. M. Duudore, William M. Green, H. Brumhach, H. L. Roth, Peter Moyer, Dauiel Moyer, Mr. aud Mrs. John Caragiou, M. J. Caragion, Robert Black, of Nauticoke; P. J. Hayes, of Pottsville, aud Archie Kia nor, of Northumberland. The strangers took dinner at the City Hotel, whore the landlord had prepared a fine repast for them Convention at Washington. The thirty-eighth annual convention of the Youug Men's Christian Associ ation of Peuusylvauia, will be held at Washington, February 22-25. This gathoriug will no doubt be one of the most important of the year. Its mem bers will consist of many of the most experienced aud up-to-date Christian business inou of the State. The topics to be presented are to be relative to problems in the actual daily experience iu Association work. Some new phnses rather out of the ordinary, will be presented,thus assuring plenty of interest ou the part of the delegates. Tho mou to handle the different sub jects have beeu carefully chosen on the basis of having a pecnliar fitness for the task assigned. Iu other words these men will briug to the convention a genuine message—not the echo of the one hoped for. After each presenta tion, plenty of time will be allowed for popular discussion, at which time the "lid may bo raised" provided the regul r speaker has failed to do so. Departmental specialism will be treat ed by experts iu the Sectional confer ences, arruugod for one of the after noons of the convention. Bloomsburg Party Entertained. A party of Bloomsburg and River side people were pleasantly entertain ed Wednesday evening at the home of Jaeob Berger, Riverside. Those pre sent from Bloomsburg were : Mesdamos Fred Gilmore, Edward Barton, Ellis Utt, Dudley Edgar, .Tames Walter, Harvey Walter, Bine Hagenbcuh, George Dietrich, and son William, Misses Mary Mason, Kate Walter, Frances Walter, Katherine Walter and Fanny Metz. Tlioso from Riverside were: Mrs. William Kimbel, and daughters Dorothy, Harriet and Mabel, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kinn, daughters Hazel, Harriet and Annie and Joseph Shannon. DEATH OF SAMUEL liULICK Samuel Gulick, of South Danville, died Friday morning at 4 :a0 o'clot k from the effects of a paralytic stroke sustained Thursday afternoon, while superintending the loading of sand at Gulick's sidiug below Riverside. Mr. Gulick's death came as a severe shock to his family and friends as he had been in apparent good health. On Thursday afternoon the men with Mr. Gulick said that he was in especially good spirits, laughing and joking with them, and utterly oblivious to the im pending danger. After Mr. Gulick was stricken fully regained consciousness. Mr. Gulick was 71 years of age, and is survived besides his widow by .six children, all of whom reside in South Danville; M. F. Gulick, Margaret (Mrs. Jesse Shannon,) W. W. Gulick, Jesse L. .Samuel and Robert A. Gulick. Mrs. Amanda J. Sidler, of this city, is a sister. The deceased was a member of St. Paul's M. E. church. Mr. Gulick was a descendant of one of the pioneer families of this section. His great grandfather Miner Gulick was a contemporary of Daniel Mont gomery. His grandfather, John Gulick, owned large tracts of land east of Dan ville. The father of tho deceased, Samuel Gulick, by inheritance came into possession of what is now known as Gulick's Addition and it was here that Mr. Gulick was born. In early life he removed to the south side of the river occupying a farm several miles below Riverside. In 1886 he came to South Danville where he has since resided. Samuel Gulick, of South Danville, whose death occurred Friday moruing was consigned to the grave in Fairview cemetery Sunday afternoon. The funeral was one of the largest that has taken place in this seotion in many years, the deceased having a very wide relationship aud who through liia ac tive career formod acquaintances over a very wide section. The deooased was a member of St. Peter's M. E. church, of Riverside, at the time of his death being one of the Trustees. He had been connected with the church for many years. The pall bearers were chosen from among the board of Trustees of St. Peter's and were as follows: W. R. Clark, T. W. Clayton,Joseph L. Shan non, H. M. Yocum. John Keim and John McCloughau. The services were conducted by the Rev. E. T. Swartz, pastor of St. Peter's M. E. church, who spoke very beautifully on the life of tho deceased. The speaker occupied a place in the hallway of the home and his remarks were plainly heard not ouly by all those within the house, but also by the much larger crowd that stood upon the lawn outside. The choir of St. Peter's M. E. church ren dered two beautiful selections. The flowers, indeed, were a striking feature of the obsequies—a profusion of rich blooms which were bauked about the body, which reposed on a beautiful couch casket. The flowers comprised the usual tribute from the Elks and one from the Trustees of St. Peter's M. E. church. Tho rest came from individual friends. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were the -follow ing : Mr. aud Mrs. Elias Thurston and Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Thurston, of Re nova ;Mr. and Mrs. William Thurston, Sr. ; Mr. aud Mrs. William Thurston, Jr. ; Mr. aud Mrs. Silas Thurston, Miss Daisy Thurston, aud Miss Elizabeth Thurston, of Sunbury; Mr. aud Mrs. Sterling Seesholtz, of Berwick; Mrs. Emma Michael and William Wine gartner, of Muney. Mr. and l*lrs. Billhlme Entertain. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Billhime enter tained a number of friends at their home in West Hemlock township Tues day evening. Mrs. Hiram Shultz and several others of the party rendered some very flue music. Refreshments wore served and a very delightful even ing spent. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Shultz, Misses Mary Shultz, Grace Shultz, Alice Hester, Pearl Bill hime, Mabel Shultz, Marjorie Shultz, Agues Billhime, Mossrs. Jacob Cm stead, Simon Umstead, Ray Wiuter steeu, David Tanner, Joy Billhime, Roy Shultz, Wilbur Billhime, Lloyd Umstead, Masters Kimber Billhime and Horace Shulta. Rev. Lerch Attended. Rev. C. D. Lerch last evening re turned home from Mahanoy City where lie attended a meeting of the Ursinus College Alumni Association yesterday. A banquet was held and the occasion proved a very enjoyable one. Addresses were made by Rev. D. E. Meminger, of Lancaster, Professor G. L. Omwake, of Ursinus College and Rev. I. Calvin Fisher, cf Leb anon. Death of Ex-Judge Henderson. General Robert M. Henderson ex- Judge of Dauphin and Lebanon coun ties,died at Carlisle Monday afternoon. He was 80 years of age. Judge Hen derson served throughout the civil I war and in 1865 was brevetted colonel | and brigadier general for his bravery j before Richmond. Lovett-Ricketts. Joseph J Lovett and Miss Laura Ricketts, both of this city, were mar ried Saturday evening at 7:45 o'olock by the Rev. M. L. Shindel, D. D., at the home of the latter, Lower Mul berry street. W. J. ROGERS FORJSORGESS The Republican Borough and Dis trict Conventions convened at the City Hotel Saturday night. J. V. Wilson was chosen chairman of the District Convention and Theo l dore R. Angle and Will G. Brown, secretaries. Delegates were present as j follows: I Danville—First Ward, Tlieo. R. Angle and Will G. Brown; Second Ward, Harry E. Camp and T. W. Bedea ; Third Ward, J. V. Wilson and Clar ence Price; Fourth Ward, Charles Mottern and A. C. Angle; Mahoning township, Michael Scott cud William Hauser. At tliu primaries on Friday night Dallas Hummer carried the First, Third aud Fourth Wards of the Bor ough, which gave him the delegates of those districts. Aaron Rockefeller was the choice of the Second Ward, while Mahoning township left its delegates uninstructed. Dallas Hummer having the majority of delegates was chosen as nominee for Overseer of the Poor. On motion his nomination was made unanimous. The delegates from Mahoning town ship then retired and the Borough Couventiou was held, the same Chair man aud Secretaries officiating that were selected for the district conven tion. W. J. Rogers, who carried all the wards, was chosen as the nominee for Chief Burgess. J. P. Bare was also the unanimous choice of the conven tion for Tax Receiver. The only div ision occurred ou the candidate for Auditor. For this office the First Ward had selected George Bedea ; the Second Ward, Harry E. Camp; the Third' Ward, W. D. Holloway, while in the Fourth Ward, George Eggert aud Nich olas Hill had a tie vote. Tho Conven tion gave Harry E. Camp the nomina tion for Auditor ou the third ballot. Ou motion Mr. Camp's nomination was made unanimous. Argument Court. A short session of Court was held yesterday morning witli Judge Staples of Mouroo county and Associates Frank G. Blee and Charles Wagner of Montour county on the bench. The annual meeting of the Montour county School Directors' Association was booked for the Court House so that it was necessary to hold the ses sion of court in the grand jury room. A motion for a new trial was argued in the ease of Commonwealth vs. Francis Woll, who at the November term of court was found guilty of lar ceny and receiving stolen goods. Tho attorneys taking part in the argument were James Scarlet and Hon. Fred Ikeler of Bloomsburg. The Court took the papers. Some time was also spent in arguing the interpretation of the rule of Court relating to the striking off of an ap peal. Those who participated in the latter arguriieut were Hon. H. M. Hin ckley, James Scarlet and Ralph Kis ner. The session brought together several legal lights, among them besidos Hon. Fred Ikeler, beiug Hon. W. H. Hack enberg, of Milton and S. B. Karns of Beuton. At 11 o'clock Court arose. Interesting Comparison. When the records of the weather for January 1905, are compared with sim ilar records for January, 1906, a wide difference is noticeable, more extend ed perhaps, than the layman would casually believe. For instance during January last year, the total amount of snow fall was 10.75 inches. This year it lias been one and n half inches. The raiufall including the melted snow, was 4.55 inches. This year it has been 1.51 inches. Last year the mercury reach ed a point of two degrees below zero on the twenty-ninth of the month. It was one degree above on the twenty sixth, fonr above on the ninth and six above an the fourtli of the month. During the last ten days of the month last year the average maximum tem perature was about 20 degrees, this year it has boon nearly 50 degrees. The minimum temperature last voar, dur ing the last ten days, averaged about eight or ten degrees above aero, while this year it has averaged 25 degrees. THK ODDEST OF ALL. Mrs. V. 8. Books, West Mahoning street, lias probably the most interest ing and unique productions of the soil that ever grew out of season and this is remarking a great deal for the pres ent phenomenal winter when so many unseasonable growths of all kinds are reported daily. Among the flowers which Mrs. Books has in her house is a vine which re quires a support. About the holidays Mrs. Books cut a small limb from a lilao bush in the yard and inserted one end in the flower pot by the side of the vine and at once begun to train the latter to wind up the small limb. The vine grew rapidly,but that is not all; it was soon observed that the branch of lilac, had taken root and wa* full of buds. Mrs. Books was quite proud last Saturday when the buds on her diminutive lilac bush began to | burst into leaves, but since that time she has found herself in possession of a much greater curiosity, for not only did the supposedly dead limb burst in to leaves but on the end of it a bunch of lilacs burst into bloom, fairly well developed, and carrying with it all the sweet odor of the summer time. The new king of Denmark is sixty throe years old and defies Osleriiation. THE COUNTY TAIiRATE At the regular meeting of.the Coun ty Commissioners on Saturday it was decided to fix the tax rate at mills for the present year. This is the same as it was last year. The tax rate pre vious to 1905 was 3 mills. The increase was rendered necessary to assist in meeting the extraordinary expenditures, which the County Com missioners were obliged to face as the result of flood conditions, which took away the bridge. In addition to the sum of S6OOO, Montour County's share of the cost of the new bridge, there was an item of 12.482 for erecting and operating the free ferry, which the Commissioners had to pay. Over and above these was the cost of street pav ing, $634.65, and of concrete stops and pavement at the Court House, $1565. - 50, both of which items the county had to pay. All of the above expenditures came in the most unexpected way and had to be met. It will be seen that the ad ditional funds ($2500) realized by the increase of taxation has gone only a small way toward liquidation of the extra expense. During the present year the Court House and several County bridges will have to be repainted and the Court House grounds will have to be graded. By economical management, however, the County Commissioners expect to be able to meet all running expenses and reduce indebtedness. The anuual statement just printed is worth ]>erusal. Three years ago the liabilities in excess of the assets were $11,512.06. The present statement of the county shows the liabilites in ex cess of assets to be $8,330.10, a reduc tion in liabilities of over $3,000 in three years, which is not a bail show ing considering the extra expenditures heaped upon the county. TOWNSHIP NOMINATIONS. i Following are the Democratic nomi nations iu Cooper township: Judge of election, John Christian; inspector, Clark Hiembach ; overseer of the poor, Barton Foust; school directors,Charles Fry aud Alfred Blecher; supervisors— -3 years, Nathan Krum ; 2 years,Charles Wertman ; 1 year, Edward Kashner; tax collector, Alfred Blecher; auditor, John Christian. The Repnblicaus of Cooper township have made the following nominations: Judge of election, John F. Krum; In spector, George Heimbach ; overseer of the poor, Isaiah W. Krum ; school di rectors, William Black aud Welling ton Wertman ; supervisors—3 years, Isaiah W. Krum ; 2 years, Wilson Dei bert; 1 year, Alonzo Mauser; tax re ceiver, C. D. Garrison; auditor, Wel lington Wertman. The Democrats of Mayberry town ship have made the following nomina tions ; Judge of election, J. W Lor man; inspector, Ira Vought; supervis ors—l year.R E. Bird; 2 years, Jerry Vought; 3 years, Peter H. Vought; school directors, R. E. Bird and C. J. Cleaver; overseer of the poor, J. W. Vastine ; auditor. Isaiah Vought; just ice of the peace, C. J. Cleaver; tax re ceiver. J. M. Vought. Following are the Republicau nomi nations in Mayberry township: Judge of election, Joseph Swank; inspector, Levi Johnson; supervisors— 1 year, Isaiah Vought; 2 years, Isaac Adams ; 3 years, J. W. Vastine ; school direct ors, G. W. Faux and William C. Kase; overseer of the poor, William H. Fahr inger; auditor, J. W. Gearliart; Just ice of the peace, J. W. Gearhart; tax receiver. Peter Cromlev. The Democrats of Limestone town ship have .nominated the following ticket: Judge of election, John M. Herr; inspector, Clark Benfield ; town ship treasurer, Edward F. Balliet; sup ervisors—3 years, G. O. Wagner; 2 years, J. W. Dean; 1 y6ar, John D. Ellis; overseer of the poor, Samuel Muffley; auditor,Charles N. Hartman; tax reoeiver. Elmer Frymiro; school directors, P. F. Cromis and VauNordstrand ; justice of the peace, John D. Ellis. The Republicans of Limestone town ship have made the following nomina tions : Judge of election, Samuel Schnure ; inspector, Charles H. Lalir; supervisors—2 years, Miles J. Derr; 1 year, J. A. Cromis; overseer of the poor, Judson Derr; auditor, E. D. Schnure ; tax receiver, George Batorf; school directore. Miles J. Derr and O. J. Kauffman ; justice of the peace, C. A. Wagner. Following are the nominations made by the Republicans of Anthony town : ship : Judge of election, William Butch er ; inspector, Gideon Hartman, over seer of the poor, David Smith; tax re ceiver, John DeWald; supervisors—l year, L. F. Bitler; 2 years, A. J. Bit ler; 8 years, Peter Rishel; auditor, David Cox; township clerk, Myers Bit-, ler. The Democrats of Anthony town ship have made the following nomina tions : Justice of the peace, James F. Ellis; judge of election, George Mar shal ; inspector, William Shetler; school directors, Samuel DeWald aud F. B. Snyder; supervisors—l year, George Watson ; 2 years, Alfred Bitler; 8 years, John F. Diehl; auditor, George O. Bartlow ; poor director, Samuel Sny der; tax receiver, A. A. Love; town clerk, William Haughton. Baylor— Flanlgan. Warren E. Baylor and Miss Margaret L. Flanigan, both of Danville, were united in matrimony on Saturday even ing. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. Dr. M. L. Shindel at the home of the latter, Lower Mulberry street, at 8:15 o'clook. Tens of thousands of dozens of cold storage eggs are going to decay in the hands of the owners. Thiß looks like retribution. NO 10 IRS. CURRY m TO REST Mrs. Phoebe Curry, whose death oc curred last Wednesday night, was con signed to her last resting place in Odd Fellows' cemetery on Saturday after noon. The funeral, which took place from the family homestead, West Mah oning street at 2 o'clock, was very largely attended. Tho services were conducted by Rer. Harry Ourtin Harman.of Milton,form er pastor of the deceased, and Rev. S. B. Evans, present pastor of St. Paul's M. E. church, to which the deceased belonged. Each of the'ministera made brief though feeling and appropriate addresses and the services throughout abounded in beautiful tributes. There were many flowers, while from the large concourse that gathered around tlie.bier many remarks were heard that reflected the full measure of love and esteem in which the deceased was held. The remains were carried to the grave by seven sons: Hugh, Ralph, William, Thomas, John, Dan M.and Dr. E. A. Curry. Besides Hugh and Ralph Curry, of Brooklyn; William, of Scranton and Thomas, of Sunbury, who with their families were present, the following persons from out of town attended the funeral: Mrs. Redline, Mrs. Forsythe and daughter Jennie, Mrs. Rebecca Curry "and son Robert of Northumber land ; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hoover, of Shamokin; Mrs. Brice and Mrs. Laid low, of Trevorton; Miss Lillian Fish er, of Catawissa; Mrs. Clement, of Sunbury; Curry Fisher, of Westfleld, N. J., and Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, of Scranton. Charles Qolder Receives Medal. Charles Golder, of Limestone town ship, who in September last received a diploma from the Louisiana Pur chase Exposition bearing record that he had been awarded the prize for raising the best wheat in the United States, on Saturday as a further mark of honor received a beautiful bronze medal. In the composition of the obverse of the medal are shown two figures, one of which, Columbia, tall and stately, is about to envelop the youthful maid en by her side,typifying the Louisiana Territory, in the flag of the stars and stripes, thus receiving her into the sisterhood of States. The other figure is depicted in the act of further divest ing herself of the cloak of France, symbolizing in the emblem of Na poleon, the busy bee, embroidered thereon. In the back ground is shown the rising sun, the dawu of a new era of progress. The reverse of the medal shows an architectural tablet, bearing an inscription giving the grade of the medal, &c. The medal means a great deal to Mr. Golder and that he is very proud of the honor goes without saying. Burned Half a Century. The Lehigh Coal anil Navigation Company lias won its battle against the fire which lias been raging for forty-nine years in the old Greenwood mine,near Tamaqua.and the rich veins of coal upon which the fire has been feeding will soon be available for working. In 1857 some deer hnnters carelessly allowed embers from their camp fire to fall into an air hole leading to the mine and a body of gas was ignited. Since that time many attempts liave beon made to extinguish the flames, and a number of lives have been lost, but all the work of reclaiming was In vain until two years ago, when the engineers adopted a plan of forcing a mixture of water and culm into bore holes leading to the mine. The culm eventually smothered the greater part of the Are and it has now become pos sible to flood the entire working. Edward Qreen Painfully Injured. The friends of Edward Green, jew eler, formerly in business in this city, but at present of Roanoke, Va., will be sorry to learn that he is suffering from the effects of a very serious ac cident and that the outlook is not very encouraging. A letter written by Mrs. Green re ceived in this city yesterday states that Mr. Green accompanied by his son Edward left town on a hunting excur sion three weeks ago—that .the horse ran away and Mr. Green was thrown about nine feet into a stream of wat er. The son dragged him to the road side and ran a mile and a half to a farm house for help. At first Mr. Green did not appeal to be seriously injured. No bones were broken but it is pretty evident that he was hurt internally. He is still unable to walk a step and suffers intensely. The physicians,however,are not with out hope that nature will come to the rescue and that time will work a cure. Death of Mrs. Arnwine. Mrs. EfHe Arnwine, widow of the late Sylvester Arnwine, died Tuesday night at half past 10 o'clock at the homo of her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Stettler, Frosty Valley. Had Mrs. Arnwine lived until the 9th of next April she Would have been 77 years of age. She is survived by seven children, three sons and four daughters; thirty-six grand children and eight great grand children. Mrs. Agnes Mourer.of this oity, is a sister. The deceased was a consistent mem ber of Long's M. E. chnrcli for 48 years. The funeral will take place Satur day, meeting at the home of H. H. Stettler at 1 o'clock. Service* at Btraub'l church.