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VOL. LXXVII. LEWIS 081. I. Ml! Nomination Goes to Emery on First Ballot With 261 Votes to Dewalt's 60" HARRIHKU KG, Weiluesiluy oven iug.—Lewis Emery, Jr., of McKean, was nominated by the overwhelming majority of 2HI to CO for Dewalt 011 the first ballot iu the Democratic State convention at llarrisburg today. The convention then made the nomi nation unanimous. The convention assembled iu the opera house here at noon. Proceedings were opened by the election of Michael .1. Ryan, of Phil adelphia, as temporary chairman, and Hou. Joliu Flyuu, of Elk county, as secretary. John P. Leuahan. Esq., of Wilkes- Barre, was then elected permanent chairman, and the session adjourued at 12 :80 to meet again at 2 p. 111. AFTERNOON SESSION. When the afternoon session got down to business the name of Lewis Emery, Jr.. was placed before the convention for nomination for governor by 001. Harry Alviu Hall, of Elk county. He was secouded by Hou. B. F. Myers,of llarrisburg. Also for Ihe governorship nomina tion the name of Arthur J. Dewalt was placed before tht convention by 001. Frauk J. Fitzsiinmous,of Lackawanna county. EVENING SESSION. The even iug session convened at ? :80 o'clock and completed the Democratic State ticket by nominating: Jeremiah S. Black, of York county, for lieuteu.uit governor. William T. Creasy, of Columbia county, for auditor general. John J. Green, of Philadelphia, for secretary of iuternal affairs. The evening session was warm and exciting, more so than any Democratic convention session in a number of years. For lieutenant governor, James A. Strauahau, of Harrisburg ; Homer L. Castle and.l. S. Black were placed iu nomination, but before the roll call had been completed ou the first ballot Strauahau and Castle withdrew, aud the nomination of Mr. Black was made unanimous. William T. Creasy, for auditor gen eral, was unopposed anil he was tend ered the nomination by acclamation. For secretary of internal affairs, Elisha A. Coray's name was presented to the convention,and immediately af ter a motion was made to close the nominations, but at this the Philadel phia delegation bolted. Michael .1. Ryan, of Philadelphia, then presented the name of John J. Greeu, support ing Greeu's claims with an eloquent, argument in which he said that Phila delphia was geographically entitled to a place 011 the ticket. Before the roll call on the first ballot was completed Coray withdrew and Greeu's 110111 illa tion was made unanimous. The con vention adjourned at 8 :U0 o'clock PLATFORM ADOPTED. The platform adopted at today's con vention congratulates the country be cause of its success during the Roose velt administration, mainly due to his application of the policies of William J. Bryan. It asserts that the platform adopted by the recent. Republican con vention is a sweeping indictment of Republican party; "as it denounces all that the party has stood for for 11 quarter of a century and promises all the legislation for legislative reforms it has opposed iu that time." With that preparatory observation, the plat form adds " we are for highest measure of honesty aud integrity in our public officials aud ecouomy iu the adminis tration of public affairs,and expulsion of the lobby from the halls of legisla tion." The platform declares for an improved election law which shall in sure the secrecy of the ballot, and the greatest facilities for indejieiidciit vot ing, au honest count aud return of the ballot boxes by the court where fraud ib established or iu good faith alleged. It deuiauds a full enforcement by pro per legislation of the too long neglect ed aud refused VII Article of the Con stitution of 1874. A strict holding of corporatious pub lie and private to the purpose tor which they were established is want ed. Also the prohibition of transporta tion companieseiigagc.il in mining coal or other minerals, or manufacturing any co M modify in the transportation of which they are eugaged as common carriers. "We aro in favor of the most com plete and rigid regulation of all cor porations engaged iu public service," reads the document., "although the managers of such corporatious are iu au important sense the agents of the stockholders,yet their paramount duty is to the public. Public carriers should be compelled to give reasonable and equal rates for the transportation of all passengers and trippers. Rebates, discrimination aud special favors should be prohibited by the creation of a railroad commission or proper legislation, and a strict performance of duty should |>e enforced. We de maud further from the railroads ample aud adequate pas»«mger servico at a rate not to exceed two cents per mile. ' "Trolley companies should ba given the right to carry freight and express (Continued 011 poge 4) MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST Pacts and Kplsodes Caught In Passing and Brieliy Related lor Benefit ol News Readers. RAMBLER ROSES. The rod rambler roses which appear about town in such profits ion, are now at their very best. There is scarcely a square in Danville or Riverside where the rich warm color of the ram blers are not in evidence among the shrubbery. Wherever they are seen they enrich the beauty of the lawn. The premises of A. C. Amesbnry, Church street, can probably boast of the most beautiful profusion of rambler roses to be found in this section. Not only are the vines extousive, and admirably trained,but the roses are well develop ed ami grow on every spot, in rich and luxuriant clusters. Many persous stop to admire the roses. * mm FISHING FOR TROUT. James Scarlet, Esq., and M. H. Sell ram are spending the week trout fishing along the Fishiugcreek. Good fishing (conditions and two such ex perienced anglers are all that are need ed. A rich haul of fish is assured. Hovemeiits of Our Friends. Nelson Woods,of Philadolphia,speut Sunday with relatives iu Danville. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Steese, of Bloomshurg, spent Sunday with rela tives iu Danville. Miss Bessie Mitchell is visiting rel atives iu Philadelphia. Reuben Boyer, of W ilkos-Barro, seput Snuday with his family in this city. Mrs. W. F. Groce lias returned to Forest City aftor a visit with relatives in this city. Miss Lucy Rank, of Suiibury, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Gross, West Market street. Mr. and Mrs. .1. B. Laidacker, of South Dauvillo spent Sunday with friends in Sunhury. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oherdorf, of Lewisburg, spent Sunday with rela tives in Danville. Clarence MeMahon returned to Phil adelphia Sunday after spending sever al days with relatives in Danville. Albert Savage, of Simbury, visited friends in this city over Suuday. Mrs. Fred Kirkemlall, of Wilkes- Barre, spent Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Gearhart, East Market street. Mrs. \V. A. McAtee, of Klmira, N. Y., is the guest of Miss Kate McCor inick, West Market street. Miss Matilda Rea arrived Saturday evening from New York City to spend the summer in Danville. Charles Watson, of Philadelphia, spent Sunday in this city. Mrs. Olive 11. Curtis, of Pottsville, is a guest at the home of S. G. Morti more, Centre street. Miss Margate! Ilartline, Mahou ing township,is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry Trotter, East Market street. Alvin Spaide left yesterday for a trip to Philadelphia. Mrs. Simou Sheridan,daughter Alice ami Mrs. Brunei', of Muucy, are the guests of Mrs. E. A. Stead, East Mar ket street. Simon HotTmau and James Rya'i re turned last evening from Harrisburg. Lieutenant Charles Mettler arrived last evening from West Point, N. Y., for a visit with relatives iu this vicin ity. Rev. Alfred S. Bowman, of Wil liamsport,visited relatives in this city yesterday. Mrs. Howard Moore and sous Theo dore and Robert left yesterday for a visit with friends at Pottsgrove. Mrs. James Wagner has returned to Montaudon aftor a visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. Willard Pannebak er, Liberty township. Misses Wilda Panne baker and Mar garet Hobhius wore among the visitors at the Bloomshiirg Normal commence ment yesterday. Mast o ** Edward Jennings left yester day morning for a ten days' outing with Mrs. Charles Watson, Sr., at Darnell cottago, Beach liaveu. Miss Ethel Johnson, of Logau Hun, attended the class presentation at the Bloomshurg Normal school, Tuesday evening. Miss Lois Williams left yesterday for a visit with friends iu Nanticoke and Wilkes-Barro. Mrs. S. J. Welliver, Mrs. Sauford Peifer, Miss Frances ami Harry Wel liver visited relatives in Muncy yester day. What it Cost filoomsburg. The total expended by Bloouisburg during the recent four county fire men's convention in the ontertainmeut of visiting companies, hiring of live bauds, rent of the opma house where the convention was hold, prizes and other small bills amounted to $1,?<15. Four hawks the size of eagles ter rorized Fred Ellison of Pottsvile Fri day 011 the sharp mountain, flyiug around his head as though they meant to attack him. Ellison shot one, when the rest flew away. The one shot measured six feet from tip to tip. -VLKDOKD BUT TO TBUTH, TO ÜBUTT AHI UW-4W fITOB BWATB US XKB « IBAI Hill AW»." DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 10O(I. MD« Bill ROM Sir Knights in Special Ses sion—Visitors Present From Scranton. Calvary Commaudery, K. T., No. 37, held a grand banquet last night.at which a number of visitors from out of town were entertained. The com maudery has "called off" for the slim mer, the last regular meetiug taking place on Thursday night of last week. Last night's meeting was a special one, at which important degrees were conferred. Haruiau Sechler, eminent command er, of Calvary Commander?, came up from Mahatioy City yesterday after noon. A delegation arrived from Scran ton on the 4:88 1). L. &W. train. 111 the number were: John Reynolds, D. J. Davis, John Horn, Jacob Hetzel, George L. Peck and A. L. Derry. Mr. Horn was a former resident of Dan ville, but has not lived here since the war. He eutertained himself for au hour or more after his arrival in hunt ing up old time acquaintances and looking up old landmarks. The entire party from Scranton are friends of H. T. Heclit, general manager of th e Reading Iron company's plant, i\nd a popular member of Calvary commaud ery, K. T., No. 37, who Wit formerly a resident of the city of Scranton. The banquet last night was a sump tuous affair served in the rooms form erly occupied by the Moneta Club. Carl Lit.z, the well-known restaur ateur, was caterer. Calvary commaudery is one of the oldest commauderies of the order and has members iu Danville, Sunbury, Milton, Watsoutown, Lewisburg, Mitflinburg,Northumberland and Mid dleburg. It had a membership of some 140 up to a few months ago when some 40 withdrew to unite with the new commaudery constituted at ttunbiry. Thieves Operate New SchenieT - The thieves who have beou plying their shady vocatious iu this vicinity for some time past have varied their operations bv proceeding in a manner seldom heard of before to separate peo ple from their rightful property. Their latest poucoptiou, which has been very successfully carried out, was to steal boats from towns up the river, bring ing tiietn down to Danville, selling them here for what they could obtain and then in turn stealing other boats at this place disposing of them else where. As a result of it all several residents of the second ward are minus their foot boats, while at least oue of the boats stolen at Catawissa was recover ed in this city. The Danville man, who purchased the Catawissa boat, paying two dollars for it, was obliged to turn the little craft over to the party that claimed it. Among the Danville people whose river crafts were spirit ed away is N. C. Prentiss, whose boat lay in the river near the foot of Rail road street. The success of the Cata wissa man iu recovering his boat has suggested to the losers in this city the advisability of mukini; a short trip up aud down the river for the purpose of tracing their boats. There is nothing to prevent them j from recovering their boats, if able to identify them. A gentleman iu this city, who had paid hard earned cash for a boat brought here, aud who was not swift enough in delivering the boat over when au alleged owner ap peared, Monday night, was subjected to the indignity of an arrest and in straightening out the matter was forc ed to lose not only what he had paid on the boat but also to pay a consider able sum in costs. Hoats lie in the river here by HcoreH and many of Miem are quite valuable. All the thief ban to do whose faucy turiiH to boats is merely to take his pick ami it may be days or weeks be fore the thieft is discovered, inhabit ants of tin river towns should be put on their guard aud whon a men ap pears with a boat which lie offers for sale at a bargain he should be regard* ed with suspicion. Hay flaking. The farmers of our county have now entered upon haymaking. This import ant branch of farm work will be some what late this year and no doubt a much larger quantity of hay tliau us ual will be cut after harvest. The spring was late,but the abundant rain which followed during the month past in a measure made up for lost time and has hurried along the clover and timothy in double quick time. Still it is believed that the hay crop in gen eral will be slightly below an average yield. Farmers are now selling their old hay, where a surplus remains, to make room for the new crop. Each day now several loads of hay may be seeu upon our streets. Miss Carrie hoover Weds Yesterday morning at 8 o'rlock.Miss Oarrie O. Hoover,daughter of Mr. aud Mrs. Oliver Hoover, of South Dan ville, and John Hugh Carmody, of Now Britain, Connecticut, were unit ed in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Kev. K. T. Swart/., pastor of St. Peter's M. E. church. The wedding was vory quiet, only a few intimate friends being present. Mr. ami Mrs. Garmody will remain iu j South Dauville for a few days, alter | which they will goto Fairmont, West 'Virginia, where they will reside. MR. LAUMASTER GOES TO BERWICK Selected to Succeed J. R. Riede, as Gen'l Secretary ol Berwick Association. At a meeting of tho directors of the Berwick Young Men's Christian As soeiation, it was unanimously decid ed to tender the general secretaryship of that institution to W. D. Lannias ter, of this city. It is understood that Mr. Laumaster will accept. Mr. Laumaster succeeds J. R. ltiody, whose resignation has been accepted by the Berwick directiors. Mr. liiedy will goto Africa as a missionary. Tho people of Danville will learn with much pleasure of Mr. Laumas ter's merited good fortune in securing the secretaryship of the growing Ber wick association. Since his resigna tion from the local Y. M C. A. Mr. Laumaster has been engaged, with much success, iu evangelistic work. Trimming the Trees. Newton Smith,who was elected bor ough electrician at tho last meeting of council, is now iu charge of the local electric light plaut. In addition to his everyday duties tho electrician,assisted by Jamos Gib son, just now is cugaged iu trimming the trees throughout tho borough to provent grounding. This is a process necessary at loast once a year. Tho limbs are continually expanding by growth, in addition to which the branches weighted by tho rank foli age, droop until they come in contact with tho wire. "Grounding," caused iu this way,leads not only to a loss of electricity but tho current proves very injurious to the trees. Tho electrician ami assistant are go ing over tho entire borough trimming out tho trees so as to leave the wires everywhere swinging clear. Here and there the two men meet with a mild remonstrance from property owners, who do not like to see their trees in terfered with, but opposition general ly melts away when the parties are iuformed that the trimming of the trees is for tho common good of all. Pleasant Surprise Party. A pleasant surprise party was held Friday evening at the homo of Wil liam Fern, in honor of hi* son Roy I Fern. Tho guests prosont wore: Dora Mor simm, Mv« MltUlllllg, AlJijir? Mniltllllg, Viola Feru, Verua Morrison, Laura Gigger, Floetta Bauni, Bertha Lewis, Mary Lewis. Bridget Ryan, Lizzie Clothing, Alice Millard, Margaret Rus sell, Bertha Moore, Susie Bassett, Celia Beaver, Annie Kapp, Harold Bassett, Thomas Ryan, Tarring Seidel, Ralph White, Stewart Hartnian,Clark Blecli er, Walter Gethiug, Jerry Bassett, Sylvester Dougherty, Harold Dough erty, Walter Dell, Roy Weaver, George Heimbach, Curtis Walter, Charles Thomas, James Beaver, Calvin Kasli ner, Bruce Moore, Mr. aud Mrs. How ard Irvin, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Irvin, Mr. ami Mrs. John Christian, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rishol, Alfred Blecher, William Christian, Frank Irvin, Oliv er Augle. Lucas Christian, Martha Christian. William P. Sands. William P. Sands, formerly super intendent of the Keelerlrou works, of Williamsport, died in the infirmary at the State hospital here yesterday morn ing. The body was removed to Dos ter's undertaking establishment and last evening was taken to Williams port on the 3:68 P. & R. train. Tlio deceased was forty-five years of age. He was a widely known mail and had an active business career. His death was due to a decline following a stroke of apoplexy, which in turn,it is said, was superinduced by over work. Danville Visitors. A party from Danville drove over to Milton Saturday and spent the day with Mrs. John Fitzgerald. They were Mrs. John Fry, Mrs. Barnhart, Mrs. Bookmiller Jr., Mrs. James Johnson, Mrs. Andrew Thomas and (laughter Dorothy, Mrs. Weigold, Mrs. John Tracy and two sons, .lames and John, Mrs. Alfred Yerrick, Mrs. Benjamin Bookmiller, Mrs. John Bookmiller, Sr., Mrs. Georgo Berry, Mrs. Anna Warutz. —Miltou Standard. Reward For Firebug. The oitizens of Bnydertown have ofl'ened a reward of S3OO for tlio cap ture of the lire bug who set fire to sev eral buildings ill that place during the past few months. Members of different families are staying up nights watch ing, fearing that their home will be burned. Bloodhounds will likely be used to track the guilty party. Summoned to harrisburg. Mrs. Thomas A. Adams, of South Danville, went to Harrisburg yoster day in answer to a summons stating that her husbaud,, who is receiving treatment there, had suddenly grown much worse Mr. Adams went to Har risburg about three weeks ago, and was very much improved, wnen acute Hright's disease developed. Entertained nt Dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Foustermuclier, entertained af dinner Sunday at their home in Valley township; the follow ing were present: The Misses Pearl and Heleu South wick, Mr. and Mrs. Olaud Maus. of Befwick; Miss Gertie Maue, of Miltou. WILL ENFORCE THE ORDINANCE Burgess Rogers Issues a Proclamation Relating to Fireworks. The Fourth of July iu Danville this year will not be celebrated with any special demonstration. At the same time it is not protmble that the Fourth will be a quiet oue. The stores are al ready displaying a stock of fireworks. With so much ammunition at hand aud with inbred patrioti«m among young aud old waiting for expression, there will iu all probability be plenty of noise on the Fourth. Burgess Rog ers, who has taken au oath to preserve order iu the uunicipality,will endeav or to keep the expression of patriotism down to a safe aud saue limit and he lias, therefore, issued the following proclamation relating to fire works: To the Public—Next week the cele bration of Fourth of July will occur. As chief burgess of the borough of Danville wo would call attention to provisions of the borough ordinance as well as to the State law relating to fireworks,all of which will be strictly enforced in Danville. Section, of the borough odiuauce provides that it shall not bo lawful for any person or persons to soil or dispose of any rockets, fire crackers, squibs or any other pyrotechnical works w.thin the limits of the borough of Danville except ouo day prior to and on the Fourth of July, in each and every year. Any person or persons who shall violato the provision of this section shall forfeit and pay a fine of five dol lars for each and every offense. Section 2 provides that it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to discharge any rockets, fire crackers, squibs or [other pyrotechnical works within the limits of the borough of Danville at any other time than upon the (lay observed as tho Fourth day of July of each and every year. Any per son or persous who shall violate the provision of this section shall forfeit and pay a fine of five dollars for each and every offense. The act of March 24, 1905, sets forth as follows: Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., that the salo of tho following articles be and hereby are probibitod.to wit: All fire works aud fire crackers containing »o*U or piofntoi' • »U1 osplooivo canes using clorate of potash, or other high explosive ammunition; all ex plosive canes using blank cartridges; all blank cartridge pistols, all pellets or tablets coni]>osed of clorato of potash or other high explosive com pound. Section 2. Any person, firm or corp oration violatiug auy of the provisions of this act shall upon conviction there of be fiued not less than fifty dollars nor more than five huudred dollars or bo imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more thau six mouths or both or either at the discretion of the court. The act of June 10, 1881, prohibits the manufacture aud sale of any toy canuou, gun, pistol revolver or any deadly weapon. The act of June lit, IStOl, prohibits the manufacture and sale of fire crack ers containing dyi'amite, chlorate of potash or any salpetre sulphur or char coal. . W. J. ROGERS, Burgess. Milkman's Narrow Escape. The crossing ou the Pennsylvania railroad opposite the residence of P. G. Baylor. South Danville, Saturday evening cauie near being the scene of a shocking accident. It was all due to the usual bad combination of a blocked crossing with the second sec tion of a passenger train following the first. Paul Sechler, the son of Lafayette Sechler, Kipps Run, was making his usual Saturday evening round with the milk wagon. He reached the cross ing just about the time the&:so pass enger train east was due. The cross ing was blocked by a west bouud freight train, which lay 011 the sid ing. The young man waited there witli his milk wagou until the passenger train went by. By that time the freight train was pulling off the cross ing. Tlio driver's attention was oc cupied by the freight traiu and he did not discover that the passenger was followed by a swiftly moving second section, composed of au engine and a car belonging to the Susquehanna Coal company. As soon as the caboose of the freight train rolled off the crossing the milk man proceeded to cross. The moment ho was fairly on the crossing he dis covered that the second section of the train was right 011 the s]iot. The situation was one that hardly admitted of deliberate action ; it was one of those moments in which the human being rests solely iu the liandH of fate aud in that instance fate de creed that he should escape, although the locomotive almost grazed the milk wagon. There were several eye wituesses to the affair aud they sav that the eugiue and the wagon seemed literally to be on the same spot at the same time aud no one could see how the wagou could escape. The engineer on stopiug at the station remarked that he had ex perienced some hairbreadth escapes ill his time but that the one he had just witnessed was the uarrowest. It seem ed to him that the locomotive literal ly grazed the wheel of the wagon. THE ELECTION OF TEACHERS Contract For Furnishing Coal Awarded to J. H. Kase ol Sooth Danville. The contract for supplying the Dan ville school district with coal for the ensuing year Monday was awarded to J. 11. Kase,of South Danville. Pro posals from the local coal dealers were received as follows: A. C. Amesbury—No 2, $4 74; No. 1:104. J. H. Kase—No. 2, #4.65; No. 6, $2.75. T. A. Schott—No. 2, $4.70; No. (5, , #2.88. Samuel Mills—No. 2, $5.20; No. H; >8.40. Franklin Boyer—No. 3, $4.70; No. U, ♦-'.DO. On motion of Mr. Pursel it was or dered that the contract he awarded to .T. H. Kase, the invoice weight of coal to be accepted. Mr. Kase's bid pro vided that the coal be delivered at the figures quoted. The committee on text books pre sented its report, which showed that while many of the books iu use need ed replenishing no new.series were re commended. The present is the (irst time in many years that uo change is made in the series. A peculiarity in the situation Hri* year, therefore, lies iu the fact that the usual joint meet ing of teachers and directors to con sider the question of text books will not be necessary aud will not bo held. Mr. Fischer called attention to the many overt acta committed about the Fourth ward sohool building by un ruly boys. Glass are broken iu the tower and the grounds are constantly the scene of disorder, which causes much complaint among people living near. On oue occasion recently some of these boys kindled a tire on one of the rear porches and it is feared that the building may eventually be sot on fire. Oil motion of Mr. Orth it was order ed that the chief of i>olice be apprised of the conduct of the boys at tho Fourth ward building; that he he (li mited to keep a close watch on the building and that the first boys detect ed doing mischief he arrested and dealt with severely as examples. The annual election of teachers took place last night. No changes were made in the corps,although the fourth L'l-ndH of the TIm«1 ivanl wa*. loft for tho present. Tho application relat ing to this school was referred back to the committee on teachers and certifi cates, it to report at next, meeting of the school board. The salary of 1). N. Dieffenbacher was raised from $75 to SBO aud that of F. W. Magi 11 from #7O to SBO. The committee made its recommend ations, which were adopted and teach ers were elected for the ensuing year as follows : HIGH SCHOOL. Priucipal and teacher of languages, J. W. Taylor; teacher of mathematics and science, D. N. Dieffeubacher; teacher of English history, Mrs. E. A. Coulter; teacher of commercial branch es, P. W. Magill. FIRST WARD. Seventh and eighth grades, Sallie C. Mussleman ; fifth and sixth grades, Rose A. Gallagher; fourth grade, Wiuifred Evans ; third grade, Martha Keim ; secoud grade, Bertha Miller; first grade, Janet Pickard. SECOND WARD. Priucipal and seventh and eighth grades, Rachell Goodall; fifth and sixth grades, Sara Pritchard; fourth grade, Mary C. Welch; third grade, Alice Guest; secoud grade, Mary Wil liams; first grade, Viola Young. THIRD WARD. Priucipal and seventh and eighth grades, James H. Shaw ; fifth and sixth grades,Katherine Bennetts ;third grade Blanche Lowrie; second grade, Harriet Boudeinan; first and second grades, M. Jennie Lovett; first grade, Jeuuie Law rence. FOURTH WARD. Principal and seveuth and eighth grades, M. L. Bloom; fifth and sixth grades,Tillie James; fourth grade, M. Alice Bird; third grade,Kathryn Rog ers; second grade, Harriet Fry; first grade, Sallie Wilson. , WELSH HILL. First and secoud grades, Alice Sinull. JANITORS. First ward, R. G. Miller; secoud ward, Daniel Peusyl; third ward.Seth Lormer; fourth ward, Calvin Eggert; Welsh hill, Auuie Anderson. Attendance Officer, W. E. Young. The following members wore pres ent : Buurs, Ortli, Harpel, Swartz, Pursol, Hariug, Fish, Lutz, Fischer, Trunibower, Heiss and Groue. The following bills were approved for payment: N. O. Preutiss SI.OO Penn'a School Journal 14.8S Friendship Fire Co 18.00 U. L. Gordy ... 8.24 C. L. Eggert 7,00 R. G. Miller 10.00 Setli Lormer 1.25 Bought Sunbury Property. Attorney H. S. Knight has sold his property on North Secoud street to Thomas Cuny, tlio machinist, . ami purchased the Greeuough property, cor ner of Front and Chestnut streets.— Sunbury Daily. 'FUNERAL OF ; MISS TOOLE! i i ! Beautiful Flowers—Large Attendance—Touch ing Remarks. I Miss Mary Tooley, whose death oc curred Sunday even iug, was laid to ■ rest in St. Joseph's cemetery yesterday forenoon. The funeral, which took place from St. Joseph's Catholic church at 0 o'clock, was very largely attend ed and was impressive iu the extreme, | abounding in bountiful and tender , tributes to the memory of the deceas l ed. It is couceded that the flowers wore j never surpassed, if equalled at auy fun eral held in Danville. They consisted principally of roses, carnations and lilies and represented offerings from , Baltimore, Gettysburg, Bloomsburg and Danville. The flowers took the form of various emblems and all were beautiful symbolizing the purity, the spotless life and character of the one that had passed away. The body reposed on a bod of flow ers, in a cream colored full conch cas ket. The house seemed crowded with i rare delicate blooms aud tho atinos i phere was laden with sweet orders. At St. Joseph's Catholic church high i requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. j Father M. I. O'Reilloy, assisted by a choir of little boys, who made their first appearance yesterday. Father O'Reilly.spoke very beautifully and his remarks, which scorned so appropri ate, sank deep into the hearts of all present. For tho deceased, whom he had known from her infancy, ho had only praise. He dwelt upon her devo tion to the church and to tho loved ones of her home; upon her sympa thetic nature, her self sacrfice, her tie si ro to do good and to help others. He contrasted her life with its innocence and purity, with tno life that is given to the world and is hardened with sin. It is snd, ho said, that one should die so young, but life is uncertain and death is something over which we have no control. It, however, matters but little when we are called; the principal thing is to bo prepared when the dread summons come. It might I even*be better to die young, ere life has come iu contact with sin in its many forms, than to live on for years and run the risk of being ensnared by lJ»n ilui-k woyti of tliu world Tho pall bearers were j Frauk Mc- Caffrey, Frank McCue, Edward Fal lon, 'Bert Gill, Thomas Pritchard and Thomas McVey. The following persons from out of[ rowli attended tho funeral: Dr. Frank Tooley, of New York; Misses Margaret ami Catherine Berry, of Alleutown; Charles Stock,of Gettysburg; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Law, and little son, of Miltou. (iootl Words for Danville Stoves. A. L. Caufield of Now York City, who lias charge of the New England and the export trade of the Danville Stove ami Manufacturing company, is spending a fow days in this city "on business relating to the stove works. Mr. Canfield is recognized as one of the leading stove men of the United States. The splendid agency ho main tains in New York, in which Danville stoves are a conspicuous and attractive feature, is a marvel in its way and whether we consider its size, appoint ments or goods displayed it is with out a paralled,in any other establish ment of its kind. Mr. Canfield, who has handled Dan ville stoves for many years find is in a position to know whereof lie speaks, says there is no line ot goods on the market that is gi,viug such general satisfaction, or that is so steadily growing in demand ns the Danville stoves. He paid a very fine tribute to Gen eral Mannger W. A. Secluer, who by his keen business insight keeps the product of the plant thoroughly up to dato, each year adding lines embrac ing all that is new qr novel in stove manufacture. The result is that there is nothing in the market that surpasses the Danville stoves, which have be come enormously popular in every sec tion. Mr. Canfield feels confident that the Danville Stove and Manufacturing company could safely double the cap acity of its plant and yet find ready demand for all its stoves. Needle Work Guild. A meeting will be held Friday af ternoon at 3:30 in the library parlor to the needle work guild of America,has accomplished in the way of charity throughout the United States and to consider forming a branch iu Danville. The guild is non sec tarian and will generally aid any oth er society for charity that may be est ablished iu the town. Though you may not bo disposed to take any part, 3'our presence is earnestly desired. Mou,women and children may become members. Injured Foot. Saniuol Longonberger, ofCatawissa, an employe on the Pennsylvania work train at South Danville severely cut his foot on an old rail yesterday about noon. Ho was brought, to the station where Dr. Barber rendered surgical aid. • Dou't you really believe some of i 'em would do quite as well by revert ing*to the original iig leaf? NO .51 i INDEPENDENT LINES WILL CONSOLIDATE Tbis Action is Thought Likely at the Chicago Conference—U. T. &T. Men There. Considerable speculation has beeu caused by the formal application for a charter for a new telephone company, Ito he known as "The Philadelphia, . Pittsburg aud Erie Telephoue com i pany,'' with principal offices at Har- I rishnrg. The advert i fnents announce that "the purpose and object of said j corporation is the building, construct i ing, leasing,purchasing,operating and I maintaining a system of telephone aud telegraph lines,exchanges aud stations in this and the other several counties of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and especially between the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburg,Erie aud oth er principal towns and cities in the State.'' Officers of the independent companies of the east were in conference in New York for several days last week con sidering plans for the unification of all the large Independent telephone in terests iu the United States, aud for defeating the previously almost ir resistible opposition. Au important result of the conference was the prep aration of a report which is to be submitted to the meeting of the in dependent companies which takes place at. Chicago this aud which W. W. livon and J. P. Helfeustein of Shamokin as representatives of the local independent 'phone, are attend ing. Whether this application for a charter has to do with the New York meeting is purely a matter for specu lation. The consummation of the plans of the independents would probably mean considerable improvement iu the pre sent limited and unsatisfactory service of the independent, companies iu this section of the State. A well knowu telephone expert who attended the New York conference said yesterday that while the whole movement was in a more or less of a tentative condi tion, nevertheless the combination of all great independent interests aud the establishing of heavy flunk lines be tween important independent tele phone centers—particularly Philadel phia, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, St. Paul, Minneapolis aud Kansas City —were entirely feasible and could be readily brought into effect by unanim ous consent. Will Investigate I'ertnsy Wreck. Coroner Drelier of Shamokin, has om panel led a jury in the railroad ac cident case in which Engineer William C. Burns, of Sunbnry, met his death, and an investigation will be made in an effort, to learn who is to blame for turning the switch at Hester's cross ing. In an interview with Samuel Sow ers, who was the brakemau oil the ill fated train, somo now developments were learned which will have an im portant bearing on the (rase. When the engine collided with the steel gondolas Mr. Sowers was hurled from his seat, but luckily escaped being injured. Leaving the car he assisted iu the search for Eiigineer Burns' body and then hurriedly ran back on the rail road track to flag any approaching train to prevent another accident. Running to the switch that had been turned and which caused the wreck he was surprised to find that after it had been turned it had been locked. He unlocked it and threw it back so that no other trains would run on the siding, and then going to the nearest telegraph station reported the accid ent. According to this ovidouce just who turned the switch becomes more mys terious than over. If it was the prank of boys it seems strange and canuot be explained how they were in the pos session of a switch key. Certain facts connected with the cause of the wreck ! have not. been made known. The coroner's jury will meet at the courthouse, Suubury.on Friday after noon, and try and place the blame where it properly belongs. THOMAS H. SANDERS. J Thomas H. Sanders, formerly of Danville, who has been an inmate of the National Soldiers' home at Day ton, Ohio, since last fall, arrived iu this citj* Saturday evening and is at present'at, the home of his daughter, Mrs. DeMott, West Mahoniug street. The aged veteran is looking exceed ingly well ami the natural inference would be that life at the soldiers' home agrees with liini. He is delighted to get back to Danvillo. For many years past Thomas has assisted to fire the salute on the morning of the Fourth of July using the cauuon of Goodrich post. It is gratifying that he arrived in time to assist in the patriotic duty Wiis year. LAW AND ORDER MAN IN JAIL. One of the agents of the Schuylkill law and order society, in securing evidence against liquor dealers, many of whom have lost their licenses, has just boon sentenced to servo a term of imprisonment because he falsely rep resented himself to be over 21 years of age in order to proenro liquor. The society should not engage a minor in work of this sort. It is a bad business, in any event, and the minor who en gages in it is likely to come to a bad end.