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A Olj. LXXVII. TWO ENLISTMENTS ARE MADE Bert Light, of Miltcii, ami Fre«l Hopkins, of Mt. Oarmel, have enlisted at tlie local recruiting station. They were accepted Tuesday evening and Wednesday they left for New .York where they will join the coast artil lery. William Koncslor of Mt. Car luel, another applicant Tuesday, was rejected on account of impaired vis ion. The recruitiug office was opened here on Juue 4th uuder Corporal Coh en. There have been, all told, a round dozen of applicants,but th jtwo above named, accepted Tuesday were the first that came up to all the requiro ments. Corporal Cohen Tuesday 'stated that recruitiug officers generally expect to reject at least 70 per ceut. of those who apply. The principal defect seems to be iu the hearing and sight; heart trouble, also, is often the cause of re jection. The very general defect in the heart, the recruitiugofficer explained, is largely due to cigarettes and exces sive smoking of cigars. This does not always disqualify the applicant; in cases where in other respects the man is all right, if the heart action is only slightly impaired, aud the applicant will agree to modify his indulgence in tobacco it very frequently happens tliat he is accepted notwithstanding. Defective eyes are apt to occur at. places like Dauville, where meu are employed about mills and furnaces; the glare and the intense heat of the fire often proves injurious to the sight, to say nothing of the effect of foreign matter,which is so apt to find its way into the eye The best material for the army as well as for any other call ing, the officer states, comes from the country. Dodging Taxes in Schuylkill. The recent sale of a tract of coal laud is Schuylkill county valued at one thousand dollars an acre,is assess ed at fifty dollars. With this as a basis an investigation was made and it has developed that coal lands generally are assessed at about one tweutieth their real value, which meaus an evasion of taxatiou to an enormous exteut. The coal compauies are all represented in what they call the "Taxpayers' As sociation" and have for years used their influences with the county com missioners to get a rate of taxation on their coal lauds far lower in propor tion than that paid by the working-' meu aud buniuean men on thoir omnll homesteads. In order to combat the work of the corporations through the Taxpayers' Association the small prop erty owners have formed a "Home Owners' League." This organization is being perfected in Pottsville aud will extend to all parts of the county. It is proposed to ask the county com missioners at the time of the revision of the valuation of taxes to raise the assessment upon corporation lauds many million dollars. If the commis sioners do uot comply with this re quest these people will go into politics and elect their own commissioners two years from now. Frazier Farm Was Not Sold. One of the biggest crowds that over gathered at a public sale in Montour county was present yesterday when the fino Frazier farm near Washing tonville was put under the hammer. The farm was not sold however. It was bid up to $10,700 by Clarence Campbell, but the owners refused to let the property go for that juice. All the other articles were sold, including 5 prime horses, stock, farming imple ments, etc. Some idea of the enormous crowd that was preseut can be gathered when it is stated that nearly 500 wagons and carriages were tied near the scene of the sale. ' At West Point Commencement. Mrs. Philip Mettler, Mrs. Eckman, of Kliuesgrove, ami C. P. Gear hart, Esq,, returned Friday evening from West Point Military Academy, where they attended the couimeucoiueiit ex ercises. in the class that just graduat ed was Charles Mettler, who stood 14th. out of a class of (»8. Hiss Weiss Resigns. Miss Elfftede Weiss, who lor the past three years has held the position of teacher of music in the public schools of Danville, has accepted the position of supervisor of music in the Tyrone public schools. Married at Philadelphia. David C. Williams and Mrs. Ida Van Horn,both of this city, wore mar ried iu Philadelphia Tuesday even ing. The ceremony was performed at the home of the groom's sister at 8 o'clock. For Excellence In Vocal Music. Among the iustitute prizes awarded at Buckuell university appears the name of Miss Emma Gearhart, of this city,as having won the aviraguet prize for excellence in vocal music. Farmers'* Picnic. The members of the farmers' tri couuty picnic association will meet, at the courthouse Saturday morning at 10 o*clock. A full pt.tendanco is re quested. Moved to Danville. Mrs. Margaret Girtou, who resided with her mother, Mrs. B. Stohuer, ou Irou street, is moviug to Danville to day.—Bloomsburg Daily. NEWTON SMITH ELECTRICIAN Newton Smith, engineer at the pow or house of the Danville and Blooms burg trolley company, was Friday eve elected borough electrician to succeed Samuel H. Jones. Mr. Jones, 011 his return home the week before last, tendered his resigna tion to the committee on light, which was acted upon Friday eve. Mr. Jones asked that his resignation take effect June 15th. or as soon thereafter as pos sible. On motion Friday eve Mr. Joues' res ignation was unanimously accepted to take place immediately. There wore two applications for the position of borough electrician. D. L. Doub.who has charge of the United telephone lines at this place, proposed for a compensation of $75 per mouth to do the work in conjunction with his brother, Clyde Mc. Doub, who is a skillful eloctrician. Mr. Doub's plan was to attend to the duties as borough electrician in coujuuctiou with the telephone work. The plan, however, did not find favor with the council men. On motion of Mr. Jacobs, Newton Smith was elected borough electrician to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Jones at a salary of ftifi per month. Mr. Smith gave a long list of references covering a period of fourteen years which attested to his skill and experi ence both as an electrician and a mach inist. A petition to the president and di rectors of the 13. L. & W. railroad company, signed by 90 of our business men, was read before council urging that the D. L.it W. railroad company permit the Danville & Hloomshurg electric railroad company to cross the tracks of the said 1). L. & W. company on Mill street iu the borough of Dau ville. In addition 112 'lie other sign ers the twelve couucilmen last night affixed t heir signatures to the petition, after which it will be forwarded to the railroad company's headquarters. The attention of the borough solici tor was called to the fact that the time limit of ninety days expires today, which was given the Danville & Bloomsburg street railway company in which to make repairs on A street. A protracted discussion ensued as to what measures were advisable under the cir cumstances. On motion of Mr. ilussoll it was ordered that the rider ou the plans aud specifications for improvements on A ..kreofc bo ol(.nmab>.l %ulmraiii work completed according to s)>ecificatious was made subject to approval of the street commissioner and the com mittee on streets and bridges. Next, on motion of Mr. Kussell it was order ed that an extension of ten days be given the Danville and lUoomshurg street railway company in which to begin improvements on A street. On motion of Mr. Kussell the water commissi oners wero requested when extending the water main to Gulick's addition to make an additional exten sion of sixty-five feet of one-iuch pipe to take in the residence of James Dai ley. A petition was received from Carl MeWilliams, Jacob Kugle, aud Mrs. S. Warga asking that an extension be made to the sower on Mill street from the corner of Hemlock street to Lit tle Ash street.. Jacob Fischer appeared before coun cil to call attention to the intolerable conditions existing iu the vicinity of his residence and store ou North Mill street. On motion of Dr. Sweisfort it was ordered that the borough sewer be ex tended from Centre street out North Mill street to Little Ash street. On motion of Mr. Finnigau it.was ordered that, the borough sewer bo ex tended on Centre street from Mill street to Pino. Oil motion of Dr. Sweisfort it was ordered that a joint meeting of the sewer committee, the committee ou ordinance and the borough solicitor be hold to consider the changing of the sower ordinance or the enactment of a wholly new ordinance relating to sew ers. The following communication was received t Wo the undersigned property holders respectfully petition your hon orable body to extend the borough sower 011 Centre street to Pine street from its prosont terminus 011 Wost Centre stroot. (Signed) C. IJ.1 J . Mur ray, John F. Pursell, Josiali Jobbern, George C. Stickle, 1. X. Grier, Mrs. 13. M. Boyd, Mrs. A. A. Geisiugor. M. I. O'Keilly, David Sh'olhart ami Harriot M. Kaufman. Mr. Jacobs called attention to State law prohibiting the throwing of waste paper and other trash 011 public streets, which is generally violated in our town, notwithstanding the fact that garbage cans have boon installed as receptacles for trash of all sorts. As it is, ho said, not only market people, but even merchants throw their refuse 011 the street adding to the work of the street cleaning gang. He suggested that the clerk look up the law report ing at tho next meeting as to its full provisions. His view prevailed audit was ordered that the officers in the meantime do what they can to secure the enforcement of the law. Mr. Jacobs culled attention to the bad condition of the ditch 011 Ferry street in front of tho residences tf Wellington Kote and Mrs. Gomor Thomas, which, he thought, should undergo extensive improvement. On motion it was ordered that the com mit t3e 011 streets and bridges visit the spot and report at the next meeting as to what improvement it thinks neces sary. Tho following members were pres ent: Gibson, Kiseuhart, Jacobs, Fin nigau, Medea, Dietz, Boyer, Vastiue, Sweisfort, Russell, Angle and Hughes. •PLXDOSS BUT TO TBUTH, TO LXBXBTT AH» UW-flO FAVOR SWATS OB AMB W WMAM MATX iVK" DANVITjLIE, M ONTO UK COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 1900. MAY CHANGE _SEWER RATES It does not seem unlikely that there may be a radical change in sewer rates in Dauville, raising the tappage fee somewhat and wholly eliminating the auuual rental. The general effect would be to lower the cost of usiug the borough sewer. Heavy pressure is being brought by the property owners to effect a change in rates and coun cil, it would seem, is pretty evenly divided. At the last meeting au opinion of the borough solicitor was read, which advised against such a change. At the same time it was decided by council to take the matter up aud to investi gate it iu all its beariugs. In a few days a joint meeting of the sewer committee, the committee 011 ordin ance and police aud the borough solic itor will be held to decide whether or uot a change shall bo made in the sow er ratos. This may result in a wholly new ordiuauce relating to sewers. At present iu additiou to the tap page fee of ten dollars additioual year ly charges are made for each conne!- tion, which are in part as follows: For each dwelling, store, shop, or office, throe dollars per year; for each public hall, each restaurant, or bott ling works, five dollars per year; for each hotel, ten dollars per year. The highest yearly rontal is for breweries, twenty-five dollars. It is to the yearly charges that ob jection is urged. These together with the tappago fee, it is claimed, make the cost prohibitive with people of moderate means. The idea is to elim inate the annual charges and to raise the tappage fee. A reasonable limit of s'■2s or SBO would be set for the latter, so that while the advauce of tappage fee would to some exteut compensate for the loss of rental, the burden of the property owner who availed him self of sewage would be materially lightened and he would not for all time be burdened with a heavy rental. No one cau be compelled to connect with the sewer except where it can be shown that without such couuectiou the premises becomes a nuisance. Only those voluntarily make connection who can afford to pay auy price for the luxury. As one of the members in favor of changing the rates put it, "A tax is thus placed upon good sauita t.iou"*with the result that the splendid sewer which was designed for general use is limited to a few. It is true that at each meeting of oo««nniI thftrn iu nun of tf"- tious for sewer extension. But it is shown that while two or more, who are generally the prime movers, got onto the sewer as quickly as possible the rest of the signers are slow enough iu couuectiug and often do not con nect at all. It is held that with the yearly charges out of the way and with a tappage fee fixed to cover merely the cost of labor and material in mak ing the couuectiou the sewer would come into general use aud would be as popular iu the secoud aud fourth wards as it is in the first and third wards. It would not be long before the sower would begiu to pay for itself by the increased revenue from the water de partment due to the increased num bers of bath rooms aud like conveni ences that follow in the wake of the Those opposed to the change of sew er rates advance many arguments. Any ordinance different from the pre sent, they urge would not bo fair to the citizeus of those wards into which the sewer has not yet extended. These citizens having noue of the benefits of the sewer should not be expected to bear the burden, which rather should be distributed among those who direct ly share the benefit. It is especially urged in defense of the yearly charges that these are needed to meet the after expenses of extensions ami of keeping the sewer in repair. Decayed Floor Cause* Bad Pall. Mrs. G. F. Smith, Mill street, mot with a singular accident about i o'clock last evening, as the result of which she was obliged to take her bed. Mrs. Smith was attending to some household duties on the roar porch, when a rotten board gave way beneath her weight and her left limb dropped down through the aperture. As she fell her back struck the washing mach ine and in addition to the injury sus tained on the limb her back was very badly bruised by the force of the blow. For a few moments her position was most terrifying and perilous. With her limb imprisoned betwoon the boards she hung on the edge of the porch clingiug to a barrel for support. Charles Schuster heard her cries for help aud he ran to her rescue. Before the woman could he released it WHS necessary to pry up another board from the porch floor. Although not seriously injured, so far as could he determined, yet Mrs. Smith sus tained several painful abrasions and bruises and suffered considerably. The porch is elevated at some dis tance from the ground. The treacher ous board, although much decayed un derneath showed no evidences of weak ness on the surface. GOOD HO ADS ASSO 'I \ ri( >N They have a good roads a- social ion in Westmoreland couuty also an nd mirable iusitution which should have many imitators. At a recent meeting of the association representatives from various districts spoke euthusiastical ly of the prospects for better roads throughout the county. MOULDERS' PICNIC FINE SUCCESS The picnic hold by the Iron Mould ors' uuiou at DeWitt's park ou Satur day proved to be a tine success. The attendance was large, the day's pro gram was fully carried out aud not an event occurred to mar the pleasure of the occasion. The parade to the park, shortly after ten o'clock, was quite a feature ami it no doubt helped to create au interest iu the picuic. There were sixty-five men iu line, music for the march be ing furnished by the Washington drum corps. The game of base ball between Springfield aud nine picked players representing Danville and Bloomsburg was a well played ami iuterestiug con test, the score being 4 to 1 iu favor of Springfield. A largo crowd witnessed the game. Dancing was much enjoyed during the afternoon and evening* The merry go-round, pending the completion of the electric railway, is being operated by a traction engine the same as last summer. It was the center of attrac tion among the little ones, Saturday, and the proprietor did a laud ottice business. All the hacks available wore kept busy during the day. The crowd on the grounds surpassed all expectations and the big supply of refreshments provided was inadequate to supply tho demand. No. 173 was tho lucky number that drew the chair, which was on exhibi tion in the window of John Dostor's Sons for some weeks previous to tho picnic. The holder the ticket is a stranger from Chicago. The man was evidently in Danville when he bought the tickot to help the moulders along. In all there were 7.50 tickets sold for the chair. The stove will not be disposed of until September. Tho committee of arrangements, of which John Mintzer was chairmau, was kept very busy for several weeks proceding the picnic and it was due iu no small degree to their painstak ing labors that tho picnic proved such a marked success. (1. A. R. Picnic at Edgewood. The picnic executive committee of the Susquehanna district, G. A. R., met in Washington house at Northum berland yesterday afternoon at 53 o'clock and decided to hold the veteians' au uual outing at Edgewood park, near Shaniokiu. ou Thursday, August 16th. There were two factious at the com mittee mewriuK, uun inat tne picnic bo held at Island park, near Suiibury.and the other favoring Edge wood. The Edgewood comrades car ried the day. The G. A. R. picnic is always one of the biggest events of its kind iu this section of the State, not only the old soldiers aud their families attend ing, but also Sous of Veterans aud kindred organization, besides mauy outsiders, as the invitation that is ox tended is general. The Susquehanna district is composed of some 21 posts. The executive committee has already been at work on the arrangements for tho big day. The newly elected de partment commander of Pennsylvania, Comrade Gherst, of Easton, will be present; also a number of his staff, [and the newly elected State command er of the Sods of Veterans. Present, at the meeting were: Presi dent Haas, of Northumberland; Vice President John Osier, of Shamokin; Secretary .T. C. Miller, of Danville; ami Comrades Caldwell, of Milton; Van Uaskins, of Shamokin; Bucher, of Sunbury; William Heddens.of Dan ville. A Berwick Damage Suit. The Yeager damage suit against the borough of Berwick on trial at Blooms burg during the past week came to a close yesterday with a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs for $:J,500. The case attracted a good deal of attention and will stand as an object lesson for oth er boroughs, showing the necessity of properly protecting all dangerous places. The trial was a very hard fought one, with James Scarlet of this city for the plaiutiff and Fred Ikeler of Bloomsburg for the defeudaut. The plaintiff in the case was Mrs. Clara Yeager, who is a sister of Mrs. George W. Roat.of this city. The ac cident in which injury was sustained occurred September 4, 1904, 011 Front street while a pavement was being laid before Garrison's store and Hel ler's saloon. While the work was in progress an opening where a collar door ha»l been removed was temporar ily covered with a board and a box, the later being placed whore the board did not reach. The board was either kicked away or the box was removed with the result that Mrs. Yeager pass ing along that way at night fell into the opening and was seriously injur ed. The jury went out 011 Tuesday af- j tornoon. At o'clock p. in. ttie jury came to an agreement. The verdict according to instructions was sealed. The associate judges opened court yesterday moruiug when the verdict was opened and read. The jury award ed Mrs. Yeager and lnr tins baud, Wilson Yeager, |225. Largest in the World. The Pennsylvania Si eel company will build live of the largest open hnurih steel furnaces in the world at its works at Steelton. They will eacli he of seventy-live tons capacity greater than any now in existence. They will be ready for operation about the first of the now year. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS Miss Alice Keefer, of Suubury. is the guest of Miss Margaret Cole, Bloom street. Miss Laura Essick, of Bloomsburg Normal school, was the guest over Sunday of the Misses Ruth aud Ava Gearliart. Johu Dauner, of Shatuokin, spent Sunday with friends iu this city. Edward Jennings,of Scrantou, spent Sunday with his brother, Dr. I. H. Jennings, West Market street. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cromwell, of Philadelphia, arrived in this city Sat urday for a visit at the home of the former's mother, Mrs. Mary Crom well, Bloom street. A. C. Feiuour, of Pittsburg, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. lloss man, Pine street. Miss Henrietta Lyon, of Williams port, spent Sunday at the home of her ister, Mrs. I. 11. Jennings, West Mar ket street. Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Border, of Wil liamsport, spent Suuday iu this city as the guests of Mrs. Border's parents, Mr. and Mrs T. J. Rogers, Mill street. Mrs. Jaiues Riffel and daughter Catheriue have loft for a visit with tho former's sister, Mrs. John Mc- Glinchy, at Harris, Kansas. Mrs. Henry Reich of Cooper town ship, was a visitor iu this city yester day. Mis? Helen Lyon, of Mahonoy City, is visiting Mrs. Eva Mayer, Lower Mulberry street. ~~ Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gross, of Bloomshurg,s]>eiit yesterday with rela tives in this^city. Miss Miriam Smith, of Middleburg, student at the Bloomsburg normal school, was the guest yesterday after noon of Miss Sue Shiudel. John L. Voris and sou Jack, of Pottsgrove, called on friends in this city yesterday. T. S. Pettijohu, the eutergetic pro moter of the People's telephone sys tem, left yesterday for his home in Illinios. The Misses Miriam aud Alice Fa sold, of Burckettsville, Maryland, are guests at the home of Mr. aud Mrs. George Rossuian, Pine street. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rogers, Miss Frances Welliver, Harry Welliver aud Howard Luturer drove to Muncy yes terday afternoon in the Welliver Ram bler car. Mr. aud Mrs. John Ickesaud daugh ter Ida aud Mary,of Milton,are guests at the home of D. F. Slattery, Ash street. Miss Martha Gibson is visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Samuel Worth, Philadelphia. Mrs W. L. Mverly will return to Now York today after a visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. E. Harpel, Ferry street. Joy Brader will leave today for New York City after a several days' stay with relatives iu this city. Mr. Brad er has accepted a position there. Miss Katherine Franciscus returned to Lewistown yesterday after a visit with Miss Katherine McCormick, West Market street. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rogers, of Muucy spent yesterday with relatives iu this city. Warren Gearhart,of Berwick, trans acted business in this city yesterday. Miss Louisa Wolf, of Hazleton, is visiting at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. It. Paules, Bloom street. Miss Lucretia Rhodes, who is tak ing a course in nursing at Bryn Mawr hospital arrived in Danville yesterday to spend a vacation at the home of her grand father, David Shelhart, Centre street. Shareholders Organize. The share holders of the People's Telephone company hold an important and enthusiastic meeting in Exchange Hall at Exchange 011 Tuesday,at which an organization was effected and other business transacted. The following otticors wore elected : President, Hon. L. W. Wolliver; vice president, Dr. J. E. Shumau; secre tary, D. A. Cox; treasurer, J. W. Lowrie ; trustees, Lloyd Bomboy, Boyd Tresscot, B. S. Hartranft, Heury W. Shade, D. R. Riffel, B. C. Dennin and C. E. Shires. A constitution was drawn up and adopted. Thero were about one hundred share holders pre sent at the meeting, and an enthusias tic aud progressive spirit pervaded the proceedings that indicated that pro gress will continue to be the watch word of the company iu the future as it has beou in the past. The company now has au extensive systom in oporatiou taking in parts of Montour, Columbia, Northumberland and Lycomiug counties. There are 186 subscribers. 130' phones are installed ou lti lines aud construction work is I under way nearly all the time. Will Graduate in September. Word was received in this city yes terday that Randall Jacobs had been chosen as one of 8? iu the senior class at (lie United States naval academy at Annapolis to graduate next fall. There are 226 in the senior class and Randall is 66th. iu his class. There have been chosen 87 of the class to graduate next September while the rest will go ou a cruise aud receive their diplomas in February. THE BOLDEST OF BURGLARIES One of the boldest burglaries ever committed iu this section took place in this city Monday night. The shoe store of Andrew Schatz situated in the heart of town and fully equipped with a burglar alarm was broken into at half past eleven o clock; with the light dimly burning in the store the thief carefully selected forty-three pairs of the most vuluable shoes and after changing his own shoes and stockings, which he left behind, Jie gathered up his booty and escaped leaving no clue to his identity. When John Kilgus entered by the front door Tuesday morning lie was at first much mystified by the appear ance of things. The first thing he en countered were several empty shoe boxes where he least expected to find them; the next thing that attracted liis attention were several shoes that had been dragged out of the window and were lying on the floor. A glauce around revealed more empty boxes and as the truth that burglars had been at work began to dawn upou the man he entered upon a tour of investigation, which resulted in finding an addition al pile of empty boxes in the back room aud discovering that the rear window had been broken opeu. The burglar had carefully selected his booty and the manner in which he went about, his work would indicate that ho was 110 stranger ou the pre mises or at least was familiar with the value of shoos and the ways of shoo doalors in nrrauging their goods on the shelves. Forty-three pairs of shoes, at least, were stolen and these were selected from the entire stock of goods, a couple of pairs being taken from the shelves at one place,another pair from the shelf above and so 011 until there was not a shelf in the entire system around the store room that yesterda> morning did not reveal gaps where shoes had been taken. The burglar's booty included fourteen pairs of men's fine shoes, the rest being women's and misses shoes. Mr. Schatz estimates his loss at about two hundred dollars. The surprising part of the whole af fair is that Mr. Schatz' store is fully equipped with a burglar alarm, that the alarm went off in regulation style and that notwithstanding the fact the burglar was enabled to proceed un molested. Every night upon leaving the store Mr. Schatz is careful to con nect the burglar alarm, after which it is impossible to open any of the doors out the alarm going off. The alarm was iu good working order Monday night. When the burglar went in at the rear window it went off clear and distiuct. Hon. H. S. Ammermau who resides ou one side of the store and Register and Recorder SV. L. Sidler, whose property adjoins on the other side, both heard the alarm. It was then only half past eleven o'clock aud neith er of the men associated tho alarm with a burglar at that hour, but thought it must bo Mr. Schatz, himself, belat ed at the store, who caused the alarm to sound. The burglar must have relied wholly upou the early hour of the night to disarm suspicion, otherwise with the burglar alarm beatiug its lively tat too iu trout of the store he probably would uot have veutured to enter the store. As it is the fellow must have been a man of infinite nerve. Once inside the store he proceeded in the most deliberate and leisurely way,sel ecting only such goods as ho wanted, even crawling into the window in full view of pedestrians still passing and taking his pick there of the fancy foot wear on display. That he added to his recklessness a sense of humor is reveal ed by the fact that he sat down and took off his shoes and stockings, evid ently replacing the shoes with a pair from the store. The burglar succeeded in forcing an entrance through the window, first by breaking the slats, which enabled him to reach through and unfasten the blind. Next by moaus of a jimmy he forced the window upward. A desk stood against the window on the in side and this the burglar iu gaining admittance pushed to one side. Iu loav ing the store the burglar passed out the rear door which was easily un fastened from the inside. The door proper he closed after him, but the screen door, usuallv fastened, was left swinging open. Whether there was more than oue burglar or not is a matter of doubt. Forty-three pairs of shoes would con stitute a pretty good load for oue man but-there is no evidence that one man did not get away with the booty. As to the burglar there is no clue. No Drift Wood in the River. One fact brought out by the rising in the river this yoar is that the days of driftwood are past, as no more tim ber is seen running with every slight rise as was the case in years gone by. The scenes of years ago when boatmen by the dozen made a business of catch iug driftwood, good lumber aud tim ber of all kinds which came floating down, are recalled aud the question is asked, why is there no driftwood in the river at the present day? This is explained in the fact that the timber along the river is all cleared out aud there are no more lumber camps. Then too, it is said that the ice gorge aud floods of 1904 so thoroughly swept the bauks of the river that there is very little brush, logs and rubbish of to be swept down with each slight rise SUPERVISORS ARRESTEE George Y. Mourer, D. L. Gruber aud Asa Deiley,supervisors of Montour township, Columbia county, were ar retted Tuesday eve for ueglect of duty. The information, which was lodged by Samuel Harman, of Bloomsburg, charges the above superviors with neglect in keeping the roads of the township aud especially the road be tween Evans' farm aud the couuty line near Grovauia in proper repair. The supervisors waived a hearing be fore Justice of the Peace Jacoby at Bloomsburg, at 7 o'clock Tuesdayfaud furnished bail in one hundred dollars for their appearance at court. The stretch of road from Evaus' farm to Urovania runs parallel with the trolley track and those who have uot had the agonizing experience of driving over the highway have no doubt noticed its condition while rid ing in the trolley cars. The condi tion of the roadway has been much commented upon. For long stretches at a time lime stone, unbroken, has been dumped on the road. The stone, in all sizes from that of a brick to a cobble stoue, lies spread over the surface of the road. The plau of the thrifty supervisors is of course to follow the time honored custom and let traffic break up and wear down the stone. By this process, of course, a very good road is finally evolved, although it is very hard on the yufortuuate people who aro oblig ed to use the highway for the lirst three months or so. It is uot strange that in these days, when the tendency is toward road improvement, that a general protest should be entered and some method of road improvement urged that would conform with the requirements of the law. The automobilists, especially, are the loudest in their protests, as the road in its present state is practically prohibitive to rubber tires. It is stat ed that the autoists are back of the prosecution and will press the matter until the road is putin better shape, left behind were No. 6 box calfs and had a stumpy worn appearance exceed ingly suggestive of a hobo wearer. The stockings were nearly worn out aud were saturated with water. The shoes were stained with mortar aud there were chunks of the same adher ing to the heels. This fact gave rise to the theory that the burglar was a workiugmau, but during yesterday it was discovered that during Ofonday OOU.O ouo wolkod tl.iougi. the mortar box at K. S. Ammermau's uew barn almost iu the rear of the shoe store where there is no light sufficient to.make the way clear. A tub of water near by showed where the person who had stumbled into the mortar had attempted to cleau off* his shoes. Pavlng Blocks on River Bridge. The story from Oatawissa relative to the bulging of the wooden pavement ou the river bridge as the result of the frequent rains, which is printed in these columns elsewhere, has a count erpart in a clipping from the Harris burg Telegraph of June, 19th, which describes a similar defect in the wood en paving of Pine street, that city. • Pine street, Harrisburg, was paved by the United States wood preserving company,the same firm that put down the paviug on the river bridge at this placo and also at Oatawissa. While the pavement on the bridge here is per fectly souud aud intact revealiug no sign whatever of swelling as the re sult of many rains the wooden blocks elsewhere, it seems, act quite differ ently. At Harrisburg the swelling aud the consequent bulging was more marked, if possible,than at Oatawissa. At the corner of Pine and Court streets the pavement bulged up three feet. A touting car while passing over the damaged portion Tuesday afternoon broke through and it was necessary to lift the car from the hole. As a result of these unfavorable re ports a close watch is being kept on the paving of our bridge by a good many persons, but up to the present not the least evidence of any such a defect can'be detected. The creo-resiu ated blocks used here seemed to be of perfect quality. They were so heav ily charged with the ingredients that they readily sank in water aud every block that fell overboard from the bridge while building went to the bot tom of the river. It was charged at the time the pav ing was put dowu on the Oatawissa bridge that the blocks were lighter than those used on the river bridge here. The whole affair is not discouraging to Danville, as it serves to establish that our handsome bridge is first class in all its parts. Pleasant Pariy. Mr. aud Mrs. Harry Pritchard held a pleasant party at their home ou E. Front street, Tuesday eveuiug in hon or of their daughtei Emma. Those preseut were : Blanche English, Bessie Bloom, Barbara Bloom, Maggie Kash ner, Mary Kashner, Lizzie Jones, Sara Jones, Berttia Foust,Olive Roat, Agnes Hurley, Lizzie Jenkins aud Anna Marr; Messrs. John Mourer, Howajd Freeze, William Vauhoru, William Rank, William Jenkins, Larry Seidel, Ralph White, Charles Kear, Grier Morgan, Howard Boody, John Jones, George Jones, Harry and David Prit chard. Mrs Jones and Mrs. Pritchard. A delightful evening was spent after which a supper was served. NO :«> i READY FOE ROOF BY JOLY IST j The walls of F. Q. Hartman's silk mill in Riverside are now rapidly ap ! proachiug completion and tlie unfinish ed structure is becoming quite a con spicuous object, visible from many diffeient points. The brick work all around the build ing lias risen nearly to a with the top of the door and window frames all of which have been in ]>osttion for a week or more past. C. H. Ammer mau, who has charge of the brick work, yesterday statod that by July Ist the building would no doubc be ready for the roof. From that point on building will proceed very rapidly. Work on the roof and the flooring will soon be out of the way, after which the machin ery will be installed. Long before autumn, according to present indica tions, the new mill will be in opera tion. The building is built along lines that have especial reference to solidity and strength. Instead of a thirteeu inch wall or even thinner as is often employed in structures of that sort, Mr. Hartman is building a wall eigh teen inches thick, the outer course of which is composed of Keim's best red brick and the remainder of the wail of fire brick obtained at the bessemer blast furance. The effect is to give the interior of the mill a light or drab ap pearance. Three walls of solid mas onry, foundation high, sixteen feet apart, extend through the middle of the plant the whole length. On these walls already rest the heavy oak sleep ers that will support the floor system. In some of the other mills the floors along the center of the building are sup])orted on piers, but Mr. Hartman has learned by experience how to con struct floors that will carry the heav iest machinery without any of the evidences of weakness that often prove a source of trouble. The silk mill will not be deficient in light if a multiplicity of windows count for anything. In the building, Itfox47 teet, there are just forty-one windows and three doors. The boiler house, which will also contain the engine, will be built at the rear or western end of the mill. Tlie foundation walls for this, 27x47 feet,are nearly completed. This annex, like the main structure will be built of brick. No Action Is Yet Taken. Tim niri rnnal. which ordinarily is bad enough, due to the frequent rains this season seems doubly offensive. The accumulation of objectionable matter is constantly increasing, while in ad dition every foot of the bottom has be come soggy and foul, aud, fermenting under the sun, exhales noxious aud disease breeding effluvia, which fre quently at night is little short of nau- seating. At the last term of court the old ditcii was returned by the constable of the First ward as a nuisance. This was a new method of dealiug with the problem aud there were no doubt some people who thought the measure would be productive of results. Judge Evans promptly referred the matter to the district attorney, to take such actiou as might be necessary in the premises. What course was open for the dis trict attorney was not exactly clear to anybody and it will hardly be a mat ter of surprise to learn tluit at this date, three weeks after court, nothing has been accomplished—that no steps have been taken in the matter. It is a questiou of expediency whether the D. L. & W. railroad com pany should have been returned to court or the borough of Danville for permitting the owners of the canal to maintain the nuisance. District Attor ney O. P. Oearhart yesterday acknowl edged that it was exceedingly doubt ful whether anything looking to the abolishment of the canal would be ac complished under the present mode of procedure. Woman Drank Carbolic Acid. With au ompty carbolic acid bottle in her hand aud uucouscious from the contents of the bottle which she had drunk, Mrs. Clyde Vau Horn, of Ben ton, was found by searchers in a se cluded spot on the farm of her sou Elmer Van Horn in Greenwood town ship, Columbia county, where she was visiting at the time. Mrs. Vau Horn and her husbaud had themselves lived in Greenwood up to two months ago when they removed to Benton. Tuesday afternoon she made a trip tb Greenwood to spend a few days with her son and from her first arrival it was noticed that she was in a melancholy state. As she had beeu somewhat ailing for the past two years, nothing was thought of this, however, until she went out of the house in the eveuiug about 8 o'clock aud failed to return. After a half hour had elapsed, the family became anx ious and search was instituted,aud af ter a two hours' search the aged wo man was discovered iu a secluded cor ner of the feuce, fifty yards from the house, lying uucouscious. A % ounce carbolic acid vial iu her hand told the story. Drs. Hess, of Rohrsburg, aud Senn, of Millville, were summoned, a pump was called into use, aud after the ; physicians had worked until sa. m. ! yesterday morning Mrs. Vau Horn partly regaiued consciousness, but in a half hour again lapsed into a state of unconsciousness The unfortunate lady remained un conscious all day yesterday and last night her life was despaired of.