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AOL. LXXVII. J J.BROWN,M.D, TEE EYE A SPECIALTY- Eye *3Bted, treated and fitted with glasses. No Sunday Work. '3ll Hartel 1. - -- B ocmsbing. h Hours—l(l a. m.to 5 j>. in. D R J. SWE 18 PORT, DENTIST. l T ses ODONTDNDER for the painless ex traction of teeth. Dentistry in all its branches and all work guar anteed. CHARGES REDUCED. Opposite Opera House, Danv Me C. WfcL'Jli. ATTOnSKY-AT-LM. iiuuiol Altars*? of Hontoor OounV Ita tOT MILL STBBBT, DANTILLB. Charles V. Amerman, Attoincy-at-L w Notary Public DANVILLE. PA. INHI'KAXCK, GEN'L LAW I'KAITK'K VN'ITRI) 'PIIONK, 21»2 ii. 5»HUOl» nUNT. PRESCRIPTION DRUBBIST, opposite Opera Huuse. 'IA.WII.LI',, IKKK'i WM. KASE WEST. attornft-at-law. No. 860 MILL STREET, DAD VIII E. CHARLES CHALPANT. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. R*. 110 MILL STREET, DANVII I.E WILLIAM L. SIDLER, ATTORNEY. AT.LAM. COt HILL AND MARKET STIMTS. mnvilli. laa« jcor pr»»««Tipiiori» u ROSSMAN & SON'S PHARMACY. 146 MILL STREET, DANVILLE, PA. Two R*|ißt«r«4 PhM-m«rliU In oharge fire PrMh Drag* and full lint of ■•dlcliM and fnndrlM. riMB OIOABI GOOD COLD IODA. Patronize A. C. AMESBURY, Best Coal in Towtr. BEST FOR THE BOWELS If yoo hftTen't a regular, healthy movement of tho bowels every day, vou're ill or will be. Keep your bowela open, and he well. Force. In the Hhape of vloleut phyalc or pill poison, is dangeroun. The • mootheat, eaaleat, moat perfect way of keeping the bowela clear and clean la to take EAT 'EM LIKE CANDY Pleasant, Palatable, Potent, Taste Good. Do Good, Never Sicken. Weaken or Gripe; 10. 25 and 60 centa p*r bos. Write for free sample, and book let on health. Addreaa 433 Sterling Remedy Company, Chicago or New York. KEEP YOUR BLOOD CLEAN Regular Meeting of Fewing. The Woman's Benevolent Associa tion of Danville will hold its second regular meeting today in its rooms in the Thomas Beaver Free Library Build ing for the purpose of sewing for the poor. The repairs on the first story of the Library building will not interfere with the success of the meeting, which will be held ou the third floor, where the apartments will be comfortably heated. The session will begin at 9 o'clock and will last all day. It is very much hoped that there will be a full attendance,as there are the usual num ber of poor families in town whose earning capacity through old age or illness is very much reduced or wholly cut off. In all such cases tho neces sities are rendered doubly urgent by the very cold weather prevailing. The society is anxious to get a little ahead with is work, making clothing and bedding to meet preseut demaud and to have a small stock on hand so as to be able to respond immediately when a case is reported^where real waut and suffering exist*. FLED FROM FIRE IN NIGET CLOTHES More than a score of persons experi enced dramatic escapes from perishing in flames that caused a thirty thousand dollar loss at Shamokin at an early hour Saturday morning. The entire fire department was called into service and battled valiantly for over four hours before gaining control of the blaze. Aroused from her slumber about 8 o'clock by stifling smoke that filled her bedroom, Gertie Kulp, a dining room girl at Kulp's Inn, a three-story hotel conducted by Clayton Kulp, a brother of Monoro H. Kulp,discovered the building to bo on fire. Hushing out onto the fire escape in her night l clothing she gave the alarm. A young man named Kramer Iteard her screams, ran to the coruer turned in an alarm and returned to her assistance. Before the department arrived on the scene the entire building seemed to be a mass of seething flames. The house was filled with guests playing at the vaudeville theatre and all barely es caped with their lives, being forced to HeO in their night clothes, leaving their wearing apparel and valuables behind. Bruce Miller, who occupied a rooln 011 the third floor, especially had a thrilling experience. Finding all avenues of escape cut off he tore the bod clothing into strips and made a rope of them. Tying one end to the bod post he managed to reach the ground a few T seconds before the floor of his room gave away. E. B. Kemper, who conducts a tail oring shop in the same building, with his wifo and nine children also baroly escaped being burned to death. Sever al of the children were overcome by the smoke and had to bo carried from the building by the firemen. The fire was supposed to have start ed from an overheated stove in Kemp er's tailoring shop. The hotel build ing was owned by Attorney J. Q. Adams,whose loss is estimated at $lO,- 000. Insurance covers about one-half , the loss. Kemper figures his loss at j SB,OOO with scarcely any insurance. I Kulp's loss-will reach almost $4,000, i with some insurance. Valuables and personal effects lost by the guests places the total loss at a figure esti mated to be $30,000. No Flag Over State Capitol. Why does not the flag of the nation fly over the new oapitol at Harris- j burg? It has been the practice from j time immemorial for the flag to fly whenever the Legislature is in session, but there has been never a flag floating in the breeze at the present extra ses sion, and there is cause for wonder. At the regular meeting of Camp No. 18, P. O. S. of A., of Harrisburgjield on Monday evening the following res olutions were adopted: "Whereas. Many lovers of the old flag have noticed with regret and pain that the new capitol building appears to be designed and is neariug comple tion without auy evidence of a place or a staff to fly the flag of our coun try. "Whereas, Prior to the destruction of the old capitol building the Penn sylvania General Assembly never held , a session without the flag flying above the building they occupied. "Resolved, by Washington camp, No. Iti, P. (X S. of A. that we call the attention of the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate to the fact that thus far the sessions of the Leg islature have been held without "Old Glory" flying above their heads in the present building." To Improve Catawissa Branch. The Philadelphia <& Reading Rail way Company are shaping for a num ber of important, improvements along the Catawissa branch the coming sum mer. Paramouut among the improve- . meuts contemplated wi4l be the possi ble abandonment of Ryan's tunnel and the extension of Alta siding north of Loftv for a distance of 700 feet. With this plan in view a corps of surveyors are engaged at Ryan's tunnel. The plan as far as can be ascertaine I is to make a new road bed for a distance around the side of Ryan's mountain, which will reduce the curve of the j road and permit of the abandonment of the tunnel. The plan lias been un der consideration for some timo and | judging from present indications it j will soon be brought to a successful, issue. The extension of Alta siding will shortly be commenced. It is be ing done on accouut of the increased traffic on this jwirt of the system. Priest Gives Courtship Code. Father Beruott Sundav laid down the following rules in regard to court ship for the young people of St. Nich olas' German Catholic church, Wilkes-Barre : Street flirtatious aro not looked up on with favor. No courtship should be longer than • six mouths, if at the end of that time • the young man does not propose then 1 it is timo to dismiss him, as there are just as good fish in the sea as ever > were caught. :j In recoiving male company girls r should make the hours between 8 and • 10 o'clock p. m.and calls should be 7 received only once a week. 1 Purchased by James J. Dal ley. The property of Lydia E. Gross, Gulick's Addition, was sold at sheriff's J sale at the courthouse, Saturday \ | morning, the purchaser being James J. Dai ley. The consideration was $520. -PLEDGED BUT TO TRUTH, TO LIBKBTT AJTD LAW—WO FAVOB SWATS US AHB HO Tin BHST.I. Awm." DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 190(5. THROWN OUT OKARRIAGE A bad driving accident occurred just beyond Mausdalo on the Washiugton ville road, Sunday, in which Robert Farusworth, wife and children were thrown out of the carriage sustaining bruises of more or less severity and nar rowly escaping injuries of a graver sort. It happened about 11 o'clock in the forenoon. Mr. Farusworth with his family consisting of wife and little son anil daughter, were driving into Danville to call upon relatives. Driv ing two spirited horses they were ap proaching Mausdnle from Fenstermach er's corner and had readied a point some three hundred yards west of the Reformed church when the king bolt broke, which caused the front part of the carriage to drop to the ground, throwing all four of the occupants out. The horses, frightened by the accid ent gave a-spring forward and drag ging the front wheels after them ran toward Mausdalo. Mr. Farusworth and family so un ceremoniously dumped by the road side gathered themselves up and were glad to find that no bones were brok en. Mr. Farusworth sustained some rather bad bruises about his face, while the little boy had a badly contused wound on the mouth. Each one of the family yesterday were suffering from the effects of the jar and bruises sus tained. | The horses were caught near the church and taken back t * the scene of | the accident. Beyond the loss of the kingbolt the carriage was not badly ! injured, but the trip to' Danville was abandoned for the time being. Funeral of Mrs. Sechler. All that was mortal of Mrs. John M. Sechler was consigned to her last rest i ing place in Odd Fellows' cemetery Monday afternoon. The funeral took place from the j Mahoning Presbyterian church and j was largely attended. The services j I were conducted by the Rev. J. E. j j Hutchison, pastor of the Mahouiug Presbyterian church, whoso remarks I ; constituted a most, beautiful tribute to I the memory of the deceased. By request Mr. W. R. Miller ren dered very beautifully a solo entitled, j'' When the Mists Have Cleared Away.'' There was also a very beautiful quar tette rendered by W. R. Miller, J. B. I McOoy, Misses Sara Vastiue and Ella i Lyon. The pall bearers were as fol lows : Howard B. Schultz, James ! Shultz, Dr. Robbius, David Shelhart, i Theodore Doster and D. C. Huut. j The following persons from out of ' town attended the funeral: Rev. J. D. Cook and family, of Renovo; Mr. and Mrs. Springer, of Georgetown. Del. ; J. Morgan Cook, wife aud daugh ter, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Ida Mc- Niuch, of Watsontowu, and Mont. Rishel, of Utica, N. Y. Train Wreckers sent to Jail. In default of $"3000 bail Martin Gold ;en and John McAvoy, the two young ! men who are charged with the serious crime of attempting to wreck the i Pennsylvania Flyer, near Nescopeck, last Friday were remanded to the Luz erne county prison. The hearing took place Tuesday before Alderman Pol j lock at Wilkes-Barre aud the evidence against the young meu was *«rv con vincing. The most important witness was lit tle Herbert Parker, who, together with his 11-year-old brother, was responsi ble in averting a horrible accident which would have uudoubtedly result \ ed in a large death list. The little fel ! low is but 12 years of age aud resides uear Nescopeck, where the attempt was i made to wreck the train. He swore that he saw the defendants tamper with i the switch and throw it open so that the train which was due iu about ten minutes would crash into the blind siding. The evidence was of a damag -1 ing character the boy identifying the defendants as the guilty parties. Peter Golden, a trackwalkor, em j ployed by the Penusylvnaia railroad, and who was flotified by the little Parker boys that the switch bad been ! thrown was called. His testimony was to the effect that he was walking down i the track toward Nescopeck aud saw the two men accused of the crime pro- I ceediug up the railroad towards Wilkes I Barre. When he ncared the switch he , j was notified by the Parker boys that 1 two men had tampered with it aud he I at once suspected that the men he saw a few minutes before had something to do with the dastardly work. It is , understood that detectives of the com pany have iu their possession a num 'l ber of important facts which will be ' [ brought out later iu connection with ' 1 the case. To File 500 Remonstrances. Declaring that Luzerne county is ,! the worst county in the State for liqu .' or traffic, Rev. W. L. Riley, snperin- J1 tendent of the Anti-Saloon League, , I says that he is preparing to file 500 re r j monstrances in license court. There 1 are 1500 applicants for licenses,Bso be ing for new places. Rev. Mr. Riley j j said: "I say without fear of con- I tradiction that with respect to the | liquor traffic, Luzerne county is pre i eminently the worst couuty in the I State. This condition will not con j tiutie when the Christian sentiment of • ! the community is aroused."' « y At auy rate the insurance investiga s tlon has been short, sharp aud to the I. j point. FIRE COMPANY Will BUILD BARN James Freeze, Thomas' Evans and James Crotty, a committee from the Washington Hose Company, appeared before' Council Friday with a very liberal proposition relating to the building of a stable for the use of that, fire company. They explained the need of a stable in connection with their hose house in order to keep their horses where they could use them in running to fires. The building they have in view is one of 24 feet x 16 feet, built ad joining the hose house immediately in the rear, the present tower to be re moved back to make room for the stable The fire company projmses to build the stable at its own expense,asking noth ing more of council than the mere per mission to put up the building. On motion of Mr. Boyer it was decid ed that the Are company be granted privilege to build the stable as propos ed, umler the supervision of the build ing committee of council. On motion of Mr. Reifsnyder it was ordered that the street commissioner be instructed to make repairs on East Front street before Heister Foust's residence, where the drainage is very defective, the result being that the water runs into Mr. Foust's cellar. Mr. Reifsnyder reported that the street commissioner has installed the necessary guard rails at the canal cul verts at Ferrv aud Church streets. Iu view of the probability of a strike i among the coal minors it was the sens e of the councilmen that the borough should lay in a heavy stock of coal at the water works. The matter was dis cussed at length- It was decided that larger quantities of coal be purchased —three car loads from the D. L. & VV. railroad and three from the P. & R. company to the end that a stock of coal be acquired to meet future em ergencies. On motion it was ordered tliat an arc light be installed at the lower end of Factory street to light np the ex torior of the water works, where dark i ness now prevails ami where more or 1 less stealing of coal, etc., from the j borough has been takiug place, j Mr. Sweisfort called attention to the fact that between passenger trains on Sundays the gatemau at the D. L. & W. crossing on Mill street does not seem to be on duty. On Sunday a party, who was accustomed to seeing the gates fall, narrowly escaped being run over by a passing freight train. On motion of Mr. Sweisfort the secretary was instructed to write to the D. L. & W. railroad company, notifying it of the narrow escape at the crossing aud informing the company that the borough insists upon the watchman beiug on duty Sundays the same as on any other day. Treasurer Elleubogou presented a statement of finances to date, which showed a cash balance on hard of 15661.49. The following members were pres ent : Vastiue, Goeser, Reifsnyder, Fenstermacher, Swoißfort, Dietz, Boy er aud Magill. The following bills wore approved for payment. : BOROUGH DEPARTMENT. Regular employes $115.00 Tax on borough bonds 181.20 Auditing borough accouuts . v 2.00 E. W. Peters (Com.) 195.00 Harry B. Pattou .. 80.00 Foster Bros. 16.90 Robert J. Pegg ... 16.18 Freight aud hauling 2.50 Atlantic Refining C 0.... 88.67 Rumsey Elec. Mfg. Co 5.70 H. R. Moore 66 W. Li. Gouger 50 Labor and hauling 45.68 WATER DEPARTMENT. Regular employes. . . 1187.00 Labor on water 12.75 Auditors 2.00 E. W. Peters (Com.) 10.00 John H. Goosor . 25.63 Joseph Lcchner 19.18 Washington Fire Co .. 1.85 Tax on water bonds 808.00 Ellis Rank 5.88 Ii L. & W. R. R. Co 218.59 H. R. Moore 4.41 J. P. Pattou 8.00 Party Near Washingtonville. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, of near Washingtonville, entertained a party of friends Saturday iu honor of their ' daughter Kathryn's eighth birthday. The day was pleasantly spent with games aud music aud an excellent din ner was served. Those present were : Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. C. Springer, Mrs. William Clark, Mrs. Robert Farusworth, Mrs. Eman uel Mourer, Hazel Clark, Stella Ware, Annie Ware, Edna Springer, Hilda Clark, Miuuie Tanner, Laura Farus worth, Mollie Mourer, Florence Tan ner, Lizzie Robbins, Edith Miller, Thelma Miller, Mary Springer and j Robert Farusworth, Jr. Moral Wave at Shamokin. There are people in Shamokin who ■ believe that Shamokin should be bet " ter than Shamokin really is, that is 3 morally better. Thev want to wash " the place out; aud the people who think " she does not need it are the people who " i don't often wash themselves. A public 3 meet ing was held on Sunday afternoon • at. which steps were taken to set the 3 machinery in motion that will give " the town a scouring out and make it 112 cloaner and better in every way. How successful these offorts are going to be the futrue must tell. e No boy who has the least self res ' poot will amoks cigarette*. WATER RACK EXPLODES The freezing weather Tuesday morning brought about an explosion iu the water back installed in connec tion with the cook stove at the resi dence of Mrs. S. M. Triimbower, East Market street, which not only wreck ed the water back but also blew the stove to pieces, broke the kitcheu fur niture aud set the room on fire. It was only by the turning of a hand that Mrs. Trumbower was uot caught in the explosion, aud badly injured. Only last fall the stove and the wat er back, both new, were installed in the comfortable apartment used ns a dining room in the Trumbower home. On Monday night the fire went out and Tuesday morning Mrs. Trumbower thinking that the pipes were all right built a fire iu the stove and proceeded to prepare breakfast. Mrs. Trumbower's daughter, Mrs. Foulk, was in Wilkes-Barre aud Mrs. Trumbower, herself expected to leave Tuesday morning for n visit to Sha mokin. Miss Krum, a school teacher, who has charge of the Gravel Bank school, just north of town, spent Mon day night with Mrs. Trumbower. Breakfast being ready Mrs. Trumbow er inteudiug to call Miss Krum step ped from the apartment containing the water back aud stove iuto the sitting room closing the door after hor. At that very moment there was an explosiou that shook the house,the ac companying report being such as could bo compared ouly to the noise produc ed by the blastiug at the Bessemer fur nace beiug dismantled. Indeed, Mrs. Trumbower at first thought it was a blast over at the furnace aud she re marked to herself that it was an un usually loud oue. The sound of brok en dishes commingled with the report, which came from the kitcheu, how ever. caused her to investigate. Opening the door a scene met her eyes that staggered her. The stove was in pieces, the fire was scattered over the floor and the carpet aud furniture was burning; the room was a general wreck. Russell Foust, the baker, who lives near was one of the first to re spond to Mrs. Trumbower's call for help and succeeded iu puttiug out the fire. Wholesale damage hail been wrought. When the explosion occurred frag ments of the water back and of the stove itself raked the room bombard ing the ceiling and walls and smash ing the ohairs. One of the large stove doors was found lying on the top of the sideboard. The sideboard itself, which stood ou the opposite side of the room from the stove, was ruined, the large glass inserted in the upper part being shattered to fragments. The flue lot of china which the sideboard con tained was brokou to atoms. Oue heavy piece of stove plate had struck the wall just beside the door through which Mrs. Trumbower passed the very moment before the explosion, tearing away the plaster and cutting through the lath. Another fragment of the stove struck the ceiling near the samo spot, cutting through the paper and making a deep indenture. The breakfast tablo and all the furniture was covered with soot. The walls and the coiling are bespattered with dirt and will have to be repapered. A new stove was immediately in stalled. The former stove aud water back Lay scattered about the room aud these were first removed. The new stove is minus the hot water attach ment, as Mrs. Trumbower has con cluded that she has had about all the experience with water backs that she wants for the present. The explosiou is believed to have beon caused by the sudden freezing up of the pipe which supplied the water back with wator. Tho explosion proved quite a shock to Mrs. Trumbower. She was dread fully frightened over her narrow es cape, as it is very plain that had she not left the kitcheu at tho very mo ment she did she would have boen very badly iujured, if not killed. Tho loss measured in dollars aud cents will bo considerable, but what Mrs. Trumbower regrets tho most is the loss of her chiuaware, which had a peculiar value to her,nearly all of it being the gifts of friends and render ed doubly dear to her by reason of its association with her early housekeep ing and her marriod life. No Tin Plates for Normal Boys. A lively episode at the B'.oomsburg State Normal School came to light ou Tuesday whou a number of students, passing through this city eu route to their homes, stated that they had-been dismissed because the faculty had de cided to furuish them meals on tiu plates. It appears the students were inclined to be unduly frolicsome at meal time, recklessly juggling the chin* dishes. The breaking of the chiua subjected the institution to considerable expense aud as a preventative tho faculty pro posed tin utensils. This suggested pri sou ways aud the students planned to declare a striko the instant the tin plate order went into effect. Word of tho students' revolt reached the faculty. Saturday the leaders of the strike movement wore summoned before Principal Welch and summarily dismissed. Iu Maryland they propose to make the smoking of cigarettes ah offense punishable by law. What is the use of I invoking the law to inflict punishment when the cigarettes can be relied on to attend to it if given time? A TALK ON FIRE ESCAPES| John K. Robisou, of Mifflintown, Deputy Factory Inspector, was in this city yesterday ou official business. Mr. i Robison iu his present capacity has | been coming to Danville for a good many years past. Iu conversation yes terday he stated that iu the matter of ! fire escapes and iu equipment gener ally Danville provides for the snfety aud welfare of its citizens better than a good many other towns. Buildings three stories high and over, such as under the law require fire escapes, in Danville, he remarked, are not very ' numerous, but such as they are.wheth- I cr hotels, schools, manufactories or i other buildings they aro satisfactorily 1 equipped with life saving devices. While on the subject of fire escapes Mr. Robisou made an explanation that throws light ou a very important point which often puzzled people and led to the suspicion that the law was not in all cases enforced. It is not every ho tel or other buildiug, Jio says, three stories high or higher, that requires a fire escape. A factory inspector, he said, is expected to exercise his judg ment and primarily to look after the safety of the inmates. A building, therefore, does uot always need fire escapes, no matter how high if built agaiust other structures of less height, provided tho roofs of the adjoining buildings afford a safe and easy means of reaching tho ground from any part of the tall building. Mr. Robisou's duties do uot consist alone of inspecting buildings in rela tion to danger in case of fire, but he must also see that machinery, where auy exists, is properly protected by guard rails aud tho like; he must also see that all the rules are observed as to boiler inspection. Mr. Robisou yesterday had a kind word to say couceruiug the proprietor aud tho management of the silk mill here, which employs children so exten sively. Not only is there no evidence of neglect, he said, along any of the lines that provide for safety, but he was much pleasod with tho oversight maintained and by the generosity of the proprietor. The boys and girls em ployed, he said, seemed to him like a happy and contented lot, who thorough ly appreciate the various ways in which they have been assisted aud be i friended by their employer. Tarring G. Rank is No ilore. Tarring Graut Rauk, son of Isaac Rauk, departed this life yesterday af ternoon after a brief illness of typhoid fever. The deceased was a most highly es teemed youug man. He belonged to tho United Evaugelical church, this city. He was also a member of Camp No. 864, P. O. S. of A. Along with his father he was employed at the Structural Tubiug Works. The deceased was taken ill about January 10th, the symptoms being those of a severe cold. He lingered along without any sign of improvement un til a little over a week ago when ty phoid fever developed. The attack provod a severe oue, death ensuing shortly after noon yesterday. The deceased was nineteen years of age. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Percy, aud a sister, Lucy. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon. Servicos at the family resi dence, Foley's Court, will be private. Public services will be held at the United Evangelical church at 2 o'clock. Interment will bo made at Mt. Veruou cemetery, Riverside Heights. Allowed Fight Closes Saloon. During the trial of a petty assault aud battery case from Mt. Carmel be fore Judge Savidge iu court at Suu bury yesterday morning it develop ed that the fight occurred in the saloon of Mrs. Auuie Citacuuis. This aroused the ire of the Court aud he not only gave the woman a severe reprimand but directed that she close the saloon for ten days. Iu rebuking her the judge said : bad she turned a stream of cold water on the brutes instead of filliug them with beer aud then stand idly by aud see them pummel each oth er lie would have commended her ac tion and seen that she did not suffer, but as it was, she was as bad as they were and if such a thing ever occurred in her place agaiu he would uot com pel her to close for ten days but would tako away her licouse. Autliouy Bar cosky, the assault aud battery defend ant, was fouud guilty by the jury. Yesterday noon tho grand jury com pleted its labors auil was discharg ed by tho Court. They acted on thirty three bills aud ignored eight, retnrn iug the remainder as truo bills. It also recommended repairs at the coun ty jail and tho buildiug of an addition to the court honso. New 'Phone Line in Columbia. Another new telephone line was add ed to the United Company's system on Saturday afternoon. The new line makos a circuit through the country from Shickshiuuy, and connects with the United systom at the Beutou ex change. It passes through the towns of Cambria, Now Columbus, Town Hill, Cherry Hill, Huntington Mills, Watertown aud Harveyville, and has about 150 subscribers. As the first of April approaches the strike' clouds gather and the industrial sky looks threatening. It is to be hop . Ed the wiser counsels will prevail in both the mine workers' and operators' meetings and that serious trouble will be averted. But if it must oome —we hope It will be a fight to tho finish. !WAS REFUSED! A NEW TRIAL Judge C. B. Staples of the 43rd Ju dicial Bistrict, lias liauded down an opinion refusing a new trial iu the case of Commonwealth vs. Francis Woll, which was tried duriug the Nov ember term of court, Judge Staples specially presiding. Woll was found guilty. Tho opinion sots forth: "The de fendant., was tried upou an indictment charging him with larceny of fifty pairs of splice plate, the projierty of the Reading Iron Company, aud having received the same in his possession woll knowing them to have beon stol en. "Upon the trial of the case it was conceded by tho Common \\ ealth that the charge of larceuy could not be sus tained, although there was consider able question in the mind of the Court whether the evidence would not have warranted a verdict of guilty of that charge.'' The testimony was reviewed in de tail. "The defendant voluntarily de nied," the opinion goes onto say, "that he had any control over the stable wherein tho juuk was found, aud that he had not beeu iu the juuk business for two years. Iu this ho was contradicted. Guilty kuowledge on the part, of the defendant » » » • may be shown » » » » inductively by prov iug that the defendant bought them very much below their value or deni- : ed their being iu his possession. "Aud now February 5, 1906, for reasons above stated the rule to show cause why a now trial should uot be granted is discharged." C. B. STAPLES, P. J. The defendant is directed to appear iu open court on Tuesday, February 27, 1906, at 2 o'clock p. m.for the pur pose of having sentence passed upon him. Judge Staples also handed down an opinion and decree of conrt on ap plication to strike off appeal in the case of Kate E. Rank vs. Auuie M. Kauffnian, involving an appeal of the justice of the peace. The court having heard argument on the mutter makes the following order or decree: "Aud now February 2, 1906, upon hearing aud argument and for the rea son stated the rule iu the above case is discharged. If the plaintiff desires to file a statement it is her privilege to do so.'' C. B. STAPLES, P. J. Delegates Left Last Evening. The State School Directors' Associa tion will meet at Harrisburg this morn ing to hold its annual convention, which will'continue during today aud tomorrow. The Montour Couutv School Directors' Association will be fully represented. W. H. Ortli and Jacob Fischer,delegates from the Borough of Danville, and James Shultz, Cooper township; James Pollock,Derry town ship, aud Joseph Wintersteen of West Hemlock, representing the school boards of the rural districts, left Dan ville last evening to attend the con vention. The Couuty Superintendents' con vention will be in session at the same time. At the latter meeting Montour county will bo ably represented by Couuty Superintendent C. W. Dorr,of Washingtonville. The State convention of school di rectors has proven very beneficial iu tho past aud both Danville aud the rural districts of the county have felt themselves well repaid for the time and money spent by the delegates. The present convention will be no excep tion. Matters of vital interest to the schools aud the cause of education will be discussed by those that have thought deeply ou the subject and have had much experience in public affairs. Among the speakers will bo Gover nor Samuel W. Peunypacker, who in early life was a school teacher, aud who subsequently has kept closely in touch with educational matters. State Superintendent N. W. Schaeffer will also address tho convention aud will be one of the principal speakers. M. G. Brumbaugh, oue of tho shining lights of the State ou pedigogy, ii on ■the list oj instructors aud last but not least is Samuel G. Dixon,M. D.,State Commissioner of Health, who will give his views ou vaccination as it re lates to the schools as woll as other mooted subjects pertaiuing to the pub lic health. State Shoot at Milton. The sixteenth annual shoot of the Pennsylvania Sportsman's Association will be held at Milton on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of May, and will be iu many respects the greatest event of the kiud that ever took place iu Central Pennsylvania. There will be from two hundred and fifty to three hundred of tho best type of American sportsmen present and valuable prizes will be competed for. Tho first three day shooting will be at targets and the last day's live bird shooting. The con tests will take place on the fair ground anil will be free. It will require a car load of targets ond one huudred thou sand rounds of ammunition. Milton is the smallest town that ever has had the distinction of entertaining the State Sportsman's Association. Berwick had a shooting scispe the other night and the victim is in the hospital and the Italian is at large. The word Italian will soon be a sub stitute for murderer in this part of the country. Vote for the best men among those nominated for borough offices. NO 11 A VICTIM OFMENINGITIS John W. Knat, son of Mr. and Mrs. 1 Andrew C. Rout, Grand street, whose ) critical illness of meningitis was not i ed in these columns a couple of weeks ■ ago, departed this life Sunday. No i sadder death lias occurred in Danville I in a long while. The deceased was fourteen years of ■ age, a boy of remarkable promise. He t was devoted to his home and to his par -7 cuts to a degree beyond what is com ) mon iu this day when there are so r many social attractions outside the i parentaUiomo. He was an only child • and as was natural lie was beloved and idolized by his parents as only a lov i able anil dutiful child can be. He was t remarkably studious and made rapid progress at school. He was a great reader and excepting his parents books S were his only companions. It was this ( condition of mental activity, natural with the boy. the physician thinks had a groat ileal to do with bring iug about the distressing and fatal dis ease of which he died. The deceased took his bed three ■ weeks ago today, but he had been ail ing for some days previously. It was : a fearful seige of suffering practically i hopeless from the start. He breathed i his last at 8:80 o'clock Sunday morn ing but had been dying since Friday evening. John W. Roat, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Roat, whose death occurred on Sunday morning, was consigned to the grave in Odd Fellows' cemetery yes terday afternoon. The funeral was largely attended. Sen-ices took place in Trinity Luth eran church at 2 o'clock and were con ducted by Rev. L. D. Ulrich, pastor. No more impressive funeral lias been seen in this city for a long time. The pall bearers were six cousins of the deceased : Warren Roat, Harry De- Lauty, Bruce Springer and Clyde, Harry and Walter Swank. The remarks of Rev. Ulrich were very touching, very beautiful and very appropriate, perfectly attuued in all their allusions to the innocent young life just closed and the deep grief of the parents, be reft of their only child. A quartette consisting of Sam A. McCoy, J. B. McCoy, Miss Margaret Ateu aud Miss Lucinda Leighow ren dered threo beautiful selections Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "Some Time We Will Understand" and "When the Mists Have Cleared Away." The casket,of pearl grey, was nearly covered by a profusion of beautiful flowers which represented offerings from the Sunday school, the pupils of public schools aud from a large num ber of individual friends. The Sunday school class to which the deceased be longed accompanied by the teacher Mrs. Evans, was present at the funeral iu a body and stood as a guard around the casket. The members of the "A" class of the First Ward grammar school, taught by Miss Musselman, were also present in a body and formed a dou ble line between which the casket was carried from the hearse to the church. The following persons from out of town attended the funeral: G. W. DeLanty aud wife, of New York ; Mr. aud Mrs. John Epler of Northumber land; Miss Anna Van Kirk aud Wil liam Wolfinger, of Milton; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Billmeyer aud Alexander Mattis, of Pottsgrove. Ice Nearly Closes River. Yesterday was slightly warmer than on Tuesday, although at au early morn ing hour mercury at several points hereabout dropped down to the zero point. The river is very nearly closed with ice. Abovo the bridge only a narrow chaunel along the Soul horn shore re mains open aud there the heavy ice cakes move very slowly. Obviously it will require only another night of zero weather to close tlio river from shore to shore. Below town about the big bend the river has the appearance of being practically closed. Ice on the ponds has attained a thick ness of six inches aud is considered a good article. W. S. Lawreuoe today will begin cuttiug ice on the dam in Mahoning creek just north of Dan villo. Yesterday he was busy getting things in readiness—installing engine and equipping the ice elevator. John Jacobs' Sous of this city head the list of those who will have their ice houses filled with the product from Mahon ing creek. Air brakes After July Ist. After July 1, 1900, there will not be a freight or passouger car run on the lines of the Pennsylvania railroad un equipped witli air brakes. This order signed by General Super intendent of Transportation Trump, was sent out to the various headquart ers along the Pennsylvania railroad yesterday. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion requires that only seventy-five per cent, of the cars must have air brakes. | Another ordor from the same source was sent out at the same time to the effect that after January 1, 1907, no cars will be accepted by the Pennsyl vania railroad for movement over its lines, which are not suitable to be moved in heavy train service. This latter order means that next year every car operated by the Penn sylvania railroad must bo in first class condition and all inspectors will be cautioned to see that this order is en forced.