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VOL. LiXVII. PETITION FOR STREET PAVING It would seem that a hitch has oc curred iu the matter of paving North Mill street uuder State aid, which is likely to hold up the improvement for a while. The borough was prepar ing to enter upon the work under the impression that the State would pave three-fourths of the thirty-foot street, and bear a portion of the expense of the curbing. It finally bacame a mat ter of some doubt whether the State could be relied upon to bear the above proportion of the cost and to ob tain some light in the matter a letter was addressed to the State highway department. The following letter has been received and was read before council Friday night: Harry B. Pattou, Danville, Pa., Dear Sir:—ln reply to yours of the 25th would say that I am advised by the attorney general's department that I have no right to build or construct a section of road in a borough of greater width or to expend more money in proportion in a borough than I would expeud ou a township road. I have acceded to a slightly increased width ou some borough roads iu order to help them out, but I can not accede to what I have already suggested that I would do iu regards to the improve ment iu Danville borough. Very truly yours, Joseph W Hunter, Highway Commissioner. By the above it is understood that the State will bear the expense of pav ing three-fourths of twenty feet in stead of thirty feet, it was also made clear that the State will bear no share of the expense of curbing; also that it < will insist ou a course of concrete be ing laid uuder the brick. Ou motion it was decided to postpone the matter for future action, endeavoring iu the meantime to obtain further informa- ; tion bearing ou the subject. On motiou of Mr. Bedea it was ord ered that a cobbled gutter be \«id on Front street from the corner of Foust's property to intersect with cobbled gut ter leading to the river. Ou motion of Mr. Jacobs it was ord ered that a twenty-iucli pipe be sunk iu the gutter in frout of the properties of Welliugton Hote and Mrs. Goiner Thomas. On motion of Mr. Jacobs it was ord ered that Charles Chalfant be request ed to repair the pavement in front of his property 011 Mill street within ten days, otherwise the borough would 1 make the repairs at the owner's ex pense. A petition was received from a num ber of property owuers asking that Market street be graded, curbed and paved with vitrified paving brick or block from Church street to alley at the rear of the courthouse lawn. Fol lowing are the signers: Mrs. Jennie ! Barry, Mrs. W. E. Itouey, R. H. Mor ris, Mrs. E. W. Hunter, Frank C. Angle, H. S. Ammermau, Andrew Schatz, W. G. Slioop, A. J. Still, E. Oormau, .lames Shultz, George D. Edmoudsou, Paul L. Andrews, Dan ville National bank, by W. J. Baldy, president; 1). M. Shultz; John Doster, Jr., Frank C. Angle, committee of Episcopal church ; Charles W. Cook, George M. Leighow and George 11. , Sechler, county commissioners. On motion of Mr. Jacobs it was ordered that the petitiou he tiled and the mat ter carried over to the next meeting, when the borough solicitor will be asked to give his views ou the act of the general assembly ou which the petition is based. Ou motion of Mr. Jacobs it was ord ered that notices he posted containing sectiou of the act to prohibit throwing of waste paper and trash of other sorts on the streets and that said act he strictly enforced hereafter. On motiou of Mr. Jacobs Joseph Hahu. R. W. Eggert, J. W. Walleze and Erwiu Hunter were requested to repair the pavements in frout of their reflective properties. Paul Sweutek appeared before conn cil complaining of the condition of tho alley at his property on Mill street and asking that the borough make the necessary repairs. On motiou it was ordered that the matter be referred to the committee ou streets aud bridges, they to report at the next meeting. Mr. Vastiue reported that the two committees iu coujuuctiou with the borough solicitoi had met and taken actiou ou the changing of the sewer rates—that two were in favor of the change and that four opposed it. Mr. Bedea moved that tne majority report be accepted. A war » discussion fol lowed relative to the lowering of sew er rates, after which a vote was taken aud the motiou carried. Ou motiou of Mr. Boyer it was ord ered that the new hose, which is ex pected to arrive daily, be tested with the borough fire engine. The borough electrician presented his report for the month of June, which showed that the total expeuse of operating the plant was $239.37. Mr. Jacobs called attentiou to the need of an arc light at the intersec tion of Bloom and Pine streets. The matter was referred to the committee ou light, it to report at next meeting. Mr. Angle called attention to the need of repairs at the Goodwill hose house. The repairs were authorized. On motiou of Dr. Sweisfort, second ed by Mr. Jacobs, the clerk was in structed to notify the D. L. & W. railroad couipauy that it will he re quired to observe the speed limit of trains in passing through the borough CAMP ORDERS RECEIVED Ordo»s have been received by the officers of Company F for the arrange ments of Cam]) Robert M. Henderson at Gettysburg July 21th—28th inclu sive. The compauy party of Co. F cou- ! sisting of five men under Quartermast er Sergant Gross will leave Danville Thursday morniug, Julv 19th at 9 o'clock ou the Pennsylvania railroad. The compapy proper will leave on I Friday ou the 12:10 p. m. train Penn sylvania railroad, joining troop train ' at Sunbury, arriving at Gettysburg at ft p. m. The company tents, baggage, etc., will be loaded before 2:30 p. m. ou Thursday, July 19th and will bo de livered at Gettysburg the next morn ing. No civilians will be transported on the troop train, except those allowed in general orders which consist of hostlers, cooks, etc. No other persons will be carried on the train. Having refereuce to the rank of the company commanders, the battalions are re-constituted and the local com pany is in the Ist battalion,command ed by Lieut. Colonel Barber, and Bat talion Adjutant George E. Depjierand Battalion Sergeant Maj. Robert M. Auten. The following companies comprise tlio battalion, Company A,Capt. M. R. Fallon, Company F, Capt. J. Beaver Gearhart, Company B, Capt. C. W. Heilbecker, Company G, Capt J. Howard Knapp. This arrangement places Company F the secoud com pauy in line in the third brigade. of eight miles au hour as required by the ordinauce, or the peualty provid ed will be imposed. The D. L. &W. Railroad company was also requested to put a watchman at eaclrof its crossings in the borough. On motion of Mr. Russell it was ordered that the borough purchase no more coal from the D. L. & VV. rail road company and that it refuse to have any more freight shipped over that line. The following members were present: Vastiuo, Boyer, Dietz, Bedea, Jacobs, Eisenhart, Russell, Angle and Sweis fort. Chairman Gibson being abseut Mr. Vastine was chosen president pro tem. I The followiug hills were approved for payment: BOROUGH DEPARTMENT. Sewer extension labor $517.75 Wolliver Hardware Co .. 222.78 Truinbower & Werkheiser 53.83 i Joseph Lechuer . 16.00 H. KIIKO 7.751 A. M. Peter* 5.0« U. T. & T. Co 18.00 Washington Fire Co .50 Labor in light dept 28.25 Standard Elec. Light Co 2.30 E. W. Peters 60.00 F. Hart man 3.00 Labor aud hauling 255.07 George F. Keefor 104.00 WATER DEPARTMENT. P. 11. Fousfc $>4.85 Regular employes 157.00 11. S. Express Co . .... .25 Atlautic Ref. Co .58 Staudard Gas Co 3.23 ' Joseph Lochner . 6.02 A. M. Peters 5.81 Reading Iron Co 34.75 Welliver Hardware Co 139.50 U. T. & T. Co 6.00 P. & R. Coal & Iron Oo 81.06 Washington Fire Co 1.70 THE CHAMPION. The champion fish story of the sea son was printed in the Tyrone Herald of a recent date. It tells how two well known residents of that town, "J. T. Rush and John Stephens, weut fishing for catfish a few evenings ago near tho Juniata bridge. They caught several fish aud finally Rush got a bite; he tried to pull out but found that his hook was fastened. After a hard pull, tho line came up aud ou the hook was atw gallon jug. Being curious to know what held the hook iu the jug, Hush broke the jug and found a twelve inch catfish. The fish had probably gone into the jug when small and had grown too large to get out. of the open ing." Did the philanthropists among the finny tribe keep that imprisoned fish supplied with food, or was it a very hungry fish when Mr. Rush's hook floated into its prison? Must Cut Down Weed.*. The sanitary authorities are arrang ing that orders be given to owuers of every vacant plot iu liarrisburg to cut down weeds. This is an annual custom due to complaints made by jieople who fear infection from the plants. One man who complained said he was afraid snakes were lurking iu a cer tain patch up town. The same order might he issued with good results in Danville. liiectrician Sustains Fall. Borough Electrician Smith ou Tues day afternoon after the storm while engaged in removing broken limbs from tho wires near the P. & R. sta tion fell from a ladder, and sustaiued a severe sprain of the right ankle. Trinity Lutheran Picnic. Tho Trinity Lutherans enjoyed their annual outing at Columbia park above Bloomsburg yesterday. The picnic was largely attended. Two special D. and B. trolley cars were chartered to carry the picnickers to and from the park. || HIIIIBB BUT TO TOOTH, TO LXBXKTT ARB LAW—WO FATOB SWATH US AM» M H*> BAU iIE» DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, JULY 18, 190(5. AFTER A THIRTV YEARS' ARSENCE Conyngham, June 10, 1906. To the Intelligencer:—l am spend ing a few days at this romantic little mouutain town, attracted hither after au absence of thirty years for tho pur pose of renewing associations with old and well uigh forgotten friends. I need not remiud vou that iu such an experience there is something to re miud oue of the trials of Rip Van Wiukle. It is true, I have not been taking a prolonged nap as was the case with the hero of Sleepy Hollow, but iu point of absence I have gone ten years better than old Rip. I Thirty-three years ago, then a boy, of nineteen years, I stood my first ex- - auiiuation for a teacher's certificate at this place. I won the coveted paper , aud at the coal mines a few miles down the valley, taught my first' school. 1 later became teacher of the school at this place, following a line of successful teachers, auioug whom was I. G. Barber, now a practicing iphysciau of Danville. Naturally the little town, the center around which I swung for years dur ing the most rosy aud iuiprossiouablo period of life has always been a bright aud shilling spot iu my memory and the preseut visit is one I have looked fondly forward to for many years. I didn't expect to find tho town as I left it thirty years before, but some how all the images that unconscious ly lingered iu my mind, whether of landmark or individuals, were such as I was familiar with in tho olden days. It is something of a shock, therefore, when, the name of this oue or that one is mentioned that instead of the lively youth or blooming damsel that one has iu mind altogether auother sort of a person looms up before one—a man with bent shoulders aud face begin ning to take on wrinkles, or a matron ly woman who probably has a second husband or is a grandmother. One's first impression is that a cog has slip ped somewhere but it does not take long to reason it out. The efTect of it all is to make one feel something like a patriarch. Last evening I dropped into the news pa}>er oftice, the proprietor of which was an intimate friend of throe de cades ago. He was tho same earuest companioual fellow, but his face had a careworn appearance and his should ers were bent as uuder a great burden. He said the newspaper did it all. Theu, sad to relate too, the newspaper no longer lives and has a being. My friend started the paper. It served Its day aud generation and then died,the victim of adverse circumstances. "Running a weekly newspaper is the hardest work iu the world." My frieud made this sage observation and puuetuated it with a deep sigh. Among my old friends who are mak ing it very pleasaut for me during my stay hero is Dr. F. M. Bruudage, who for eight years was American counsul at Aix la Chapelle, Germany. Dr. Bruudage retired from the consular service last September. He had many interesting experiences and unearthed many romauces or rather tragedies in real life while dealiug with the affairs of the two nations. Dr. Bruudage will coutiuuo to live at Couyngham and may eventually resume practice. There must bo something ill this mountain air conducive to logovity. It is surprising how many people are still living that I considered old thirty years ago. Even the towns "horrible examples" aud there were several of them—who every one thought would die of their excesses in a few years are still living and are as "horrible" as ever. F. M. G. Pleasant Surprise Party. A very pleasant surprise party was held at the home of Joseph S. Rishel, Dauville, Saturday evening, tho occasion being; Mrs. Rishels 78th birth day. A very eujoyable evening was speut. Those present wore : Mrs. Cath erine Fryeudt, Mrs. Emanuel Lazerus, Mrs. Kashuer, Mrs. Scott, Sr., Mrs. Scott, Jr., and sons John and Corine, Mrs. George Yost and daughter Martha, Mrs. Isiah Geiger, Miss Mary Staugley, of Bloomsburg, Mrs John Cromloy.Mrs. Barton Foust and daugh ter Mary, Mrs. Eli Krumm.Mrs. Pierce Foust and sou Hurley, Misses A una aud Eiuma Krumin, David Hoimbach, of Grovania; Mr. ami Mrs. James Morison, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Heim bach aud children Earl, Veron, Nellie and Maud, Mrs. Samuel Hoimbach and daughter Mae, Mrs. Willam Hartzell, Misses Verna, Dora, Laura and Han nah Morison,of East Dauville. Interment at nt. Vernon. The remains of Mrs. Sarah Rimy an who died Sunday at the home of her son, C. R. Gearnart, at Lock Haven, were brought to South Danville yes terday morniug ou the 10:17 train and interment was made iu Mt. Vernon cemetery. The funeral services took place at Lock Haven Tuesday evening. Rev. E. T. Swartz, pastor of St. Pet er's M. E. church, Riverside, conduct ed the commital services at the grave Those who atteued the funeral yes terday from a distance were: (3. R. Gearhart, son aud daughter, of Lock Hareu ; Wesley Gearhart and two sons, of Scranton: Mrs. M. E. Eckman ami Mrs. Philip Mcttler, of ICliuesgrove; Mr. and Mrs. James Kipp, of West Pittston; Mrs. Derr, of Philadelphia; Jared N. Diehl, of Northumberland; Clark E. Diehl, of liarrisburg; Mrs Mary Diehl, Miss Annie Diehl, Mrs. Cordelia Poff and Mrs. Isaac Bloom, of Suubury. REPAIRS ORDERED BY SCHOOL BOARD The school board met iu regular ses sion Monday night. The regular summer repairs that yearly become necessary 011 the school buildiugs wore montioned iu the re port of Chairman Fischer of the build ing committee as follows: FIRST WARD. Paper fastened iu Mrs. Coulter's room, seats repaired iu high school room, pillars painted ou Pine street porch, stone walk from aunex to Pine street to replace the present board walk, repairing aud raising grade of sidewalk ou Pine aud Mahouiug streets, filling up yard with gravel. SECOND WARD. Filling yard with gravel, calcimin j ing room aud cloak room in grades I, ( 2 and 3, nine new curtaius, 13 inch partition in coal bin. paiutiug cellar partition. THIRD WARD. No repairs recommended. FOURTH WARD. Painting exterior of building, cat cimiuing Miss Rogers' room, seats re paired, etc., repairing closets, repair ing furnaces, desks planed in Miss Fry's room. Also that a mango to all the build ings ami replace broken glass. The re port was accepted and repairs ordered as recommended. On motion it was ordered that lots be drawn to redeem two sst>o bonds, j The numbers drawn were owned by Mrs. Annie Steinbronuer and Lewis Rodenliofer. The payment of these bonds will reduce the iudebtedness of tho Dauville school district to SIIOOO.- 00. A vacancy iu the corps of teachers of the Third ward was caused by the resignation of Miss Mabel Robinson of the 4th. grade. On motion Miss Blauch Lowrie was advanced from the 3rd. to the 4th. grade aud Miss Heleu Tooey was elected to fill the vacaucy in the 3rd. grade caused by Miss Lowrie's advancement. Treasurer Schram presented his re port for which contaiued the follow ing items : Debit —balance 011 hand at last rep0rt,5992.69 ; fines, $12.00: State warrant, $6038.77; total, $7043.46. Credit -supplies, $191.05. Balance ou hand, $6852.41. This balance is divid ed as follows: School fuud, $5467.16; building fund, $1385.25. The following members were pres ent.: Burns, Harpel, Haring, Fish, Heiss, Lutz, Swartz, Fischer, Orth, Truinbower aud Pursel. Tho following bills were approved for payment.: Interest ou bonds $122.50 Morniug News 11.75 Moutour Democrat 6.00 Standard Gas C 0.... .40 Death of Henry Bernheimer. Henry Bernheimer,one of Danville's most respected citizens, died Sunday afternoon of a complication of dis eases. | The period of Mr. Beruhoimer's ill ness has been of a number of years' duratiou. It was uot until Thursday, however, that he took his bed, but since that time his condition rapidly grow more critical uutil death cauie at 1:05 yesterday afternoon. Henry Beruheimer was born in Lar rah, Germany, and was aged 56 years, 6 months and 14 days. With his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Beruheimer, both deceased, he came to this couutry in early childhood. Here he spent practically all his life. Soon after the civil war he went into business in the Gross building, now occupied by Henrie's undertaking establishment, later moving to the store room occupi ed by him at the time of his death. Ho is survived by his wife and oue sou Myron. Tho funeral of Henry Beruheimer took place yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock from the family residouce ou j Mill street. Rev. J. E. Hutchison con ducted the services. The pall bearers were Elias Maier, George Maiers, Chris Loeh, John Evans, Andrew Schatz aud Lewis Gross, of Bloomsburg. The fuueral party proceedod to the Odd Fellows' cemetery iu aD. and B. trolley car, whoro interment was made. Those from out of town who attend ed tho funeral were Mrs. Henry Kis uer, Mrs. Charles Dodson, sou Harry aud daughter Ivy, of Millville; Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Botz,of West Hem lock township; Dr. J. D. Warner, daughter Miss Laura aud Mrs. Mary Vauhoru, oLßloomsburg; Mrs. Martiu Fry, of Willes-Barre; Mr and Mrs. William K. Mourer, of Kipp's Ruu ; Mrs. A. T. Diener, sou aud daughter, of Williams]H)rt; Mr. aud Mrs. Johu Kelly, of Nanticoko; Mr. aud Mrs. William Davis, Valley towuship. Short Session ol Court. A short session of argument court was hold Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, with His Honor O. C. Evaus and associates Wagner and Blee ou the bench. Monday, July 16th, was fixed as the time for hearing the petitiou for dis charging Peter Dietrich ou bail. Au order of sale was grauted to sell the proi>orty of Philip S. Moser, late of Valley township. A petitiou was granted to sell the (property of Lavina Hahu, late of the . borough of Dauville. , Court adjourned to meet Mouday, ! July 16th, at 10 o'clock a. 111. The eye of one man beholds beauty where another sees nothing. IELKS WILL GO TO DENVER Exalted Ruler W. W. Gulick will represent Danville lodge, No. 754, B. P. O. Elks, at the meeting of the Grand lodge which takes place in Den ver, Colorado, next week. The following members of Danville lodge will accompany Mr. Gulick to Denver: A. C. Amesbury, Dr. Harry M. Sobers, Scott Eves and George Eg gert. The Dauville party will leave Friday via the D. L. & W. at 2:11 ar riving at Denver Sunday evening. They will be absent from home about two w\?ks. For tho occasiou of the Graml lodge meeting a most interesting program has beeu arranged for the entertain ment of the visiting Elks. The pro gram is as follows: Sunday, July 15.—Receptiou to the Grand lodge officers aud members aud carriage ride about city from 4 to 7 p. m. Mouday, 2 p. m., wild west show at Denver university park; 8 p. in., pub lic opeuing exercises at Tahar grand opera house; addresses of welcome, music, etc. Tuesday, 10 a 111., to 12 midnight, eutertainment, El itch's gardens; 10 a. m., baud contest, city park; auto mobile ride, 9 to 12 111., reception St. Authouy's hospital Elks room; 2 p. 111., opening session of Grand lodge at Tabar grand opera house. Wednesday, 9 a. 111., massed band parade of all bands attending reunion; 10 a. 111. to 12 midnight, Manhattan Beach open free to Elks; 10 a. m. combination of band contest. Thursday, 10 a. 111., grand parade 8 p. 111., grand display of fireworks, city park. Friday, excursion over "Moffat Road" to banks of eternal snow. College Boys' Peculiar-Jaunt. Two college students George Bow man and Charles Hunter, of Harris burg, students at State college passed through Danville yesterday afternoon. They are spending the summer vaca tion on an unique walking and canoe trip aud left Harrisburg a week ago. While college was still in session, they plauued and prepared for an un usual vacatiou jaunt. The plau was to leave Harrisburg and make a trip 011 foot up the Susquehanua valley to Wilkes-Barre, whence the shortest route to Albany,N. Y., will be taken. At Albany they will take to the Hud son river, aud in a canoe, previously shipped to that point, will paddle up the Hudson aud on into aud through Lake Ohamplaiu and via the Risseleau river to the St. Lawrence river, and on through to Buffalo. Altera visit to Niagara Falls they will return home by rail. The young men are both strudy at hletes, aud are already showing signs of their outdoor life. Each wears can vass shoes, a light suit aud Panama hat. Each carried a small buudle con taining a blanket, aud heavy sweater, the latter for cold days. Hunter also has a folding kodac to take views en route. They made but a brief stop in town, as municipalities seem to have but little attraction for them. Picnic Date Changed. The picnic executive committee of the Susquehauna district, G. A. R. held a meeting at the Washington house in Northumberland yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock aud decided to change the date of the annual outing from August. 16 to Thursday August 2. At the first meeting of the commit tee held some weeks ago the date of August 16 was chosen but it was found necessary to make a change as the na tional encampment at Minneapolis, August 14-20, would make it impossi ble for the State officers and others to be preseut at the* picnic. Arrangements have been made for a round trip fare of SI.OO, which in cludes trolley to aud from the park at Shamokin. The Shamokin baud will furnish music for the occasion. Free coffee is distributed to all who desire it,and ample provision is always made on the grounds to furnish meals to those who do not wish to carry bas kets. The invitation to the picnic is general. Goodrich post was represented at the committee meeting yesterday by Post Commander William M. Heddeus. Entertained at Sechler Home. Jay Sechler, Market square, delight fully entertained a number of his friends, on Tuesday evening last, in honor of his cousin, Miss Fay Jones, Pottsville. During the evening euchre was played, followed by a dauce. Those present were: The Misses Lenore Holzheimer, of Milton; Ethel Schwartz, Marion Davenport, aud Helen Beale, Plymouth ; Beatrice Bu ley; Syracuse, N. Y., Fay Jones, Pot tsville, Florence Price, Sara Beaver, Mary Jameson, Grace Sheppersou, Marion Jones, Margurite Evaus, Loraiue Phillips, Clara Detweiler, of this city; Messrs. Jay Sechler, Wil-j liain Books, Wm. Jones, Gomer Meth erll, Arthur Reifsuyder, Tom Foltz, Geo. Jacobs, Harry Orth, Harry Woods, Edward Maloy, aud William L. Mc- Coy. 26 Hen Qualified. Up to last evening 26 members of compauy F, 12 regiment, N. G. P., had qualified in rifle practice. This is considered au excellent showing. The men are shooting on the range ev ery day. Q. M. Sergeant George R. Gross, range master, will meet the men each day at 9 a. m. or at 2 p. m. GETTING CAMP IN READINESS Colonel William H. Richardson,div ision quartermaster of the National Uuard of Peuusylvauia, ha* beeu in Gettysburg for the past week with a large force of men arraugiug the camp for the annual eucampmeut of the Guard of the State which is to be held there from July 21 to 28. The plum bers who were awarded the contract for laying the water pipes on the ground* have l>eeu at work aud have aliuo*t completed the laying of the pipe* for the entire camp. Colonel Richard*ou is superintend ing the work of layiug out the camp and it is expected that this will be the most complete of its kind held by the State. The iufautry will be ou the side of the battlefield nearest Little Rouud Top, while the cavalry will be arrang ed along Stone avenue, near the Cliam bersburg road. Colonel Richardson says that the camp will be iu first-class condition by July 19. While Mt. Gretna is by far the best, most convenient aud healthiest site for the encampment of troop*, our local soldier boys are pleased that Gettysburg is the place where they will do duty this mouth. However, Mount Gretna is to be the camping placo of the government soldiery, the Twelfth iufautry on Governor's is laud, left Mouday for the place iu question. The battalion of the Twelfth iufautry has just got back from a loug tour of service iu the Philippine*, and the men certainly will enjoy the beautiful sceuery, the harvest fields, the cool uights, pure water aud de lights at Mouut Gretna. Iu addition to all the commands iu the Depart ment of the Ea*t,exclu*ive of the coast 'artillery.there will be encamped with the regular* at Mount Gretna at differ ent time* dnring the Summer oue regi meut of the Natioual Guard of New York, oue regiment of iufautry, and oue troop of cavalry of the New Jersey National Guard, two regiment* of iu fautry from Maryland,oue regiment of iufautry from Connecticut, two regi lneut* of infantry from Connecticut, two regiments of iufautry aud one company of *ignal corps from West Virginia, four companies of iufautry and oue compauy of hospital corps from Delaware,two regiments aud one battalion ol' infantry, one battery of artillery,oue compauy of sigual corps, aud oue hospital corp* compauy from the District of Columbia. Pleasant Surprise Party. A pleasaut surprise party was tend ered Chris Springer at his home uear Washiugtouville 011 Tuesday evening. All sorts of games and musio were in dulged iu aud refreshments were serv ed. Those present were : Mr. aud Mrs. William St. Clair, Elmer St. Clair, Mr. aud Mrs. Frank Miller, Catherine Edith, Thalema Miller, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Spriuger, Edna Springer, Misses Flora liobbius, Margaret Robbius, Lizzie Beaver, Stella Beaver, Minnie Keefer, Mnble Albeck, Elsie Foust, Verna Zartman, Mary Zartmau, Emma St. Clair, Emma Moser, Nellie Bill meyer, Clara Dietrich, Maggie Bog art, Mary Springer, Rosie Steiumau. Calviu Gresli, William Patterson, Horace Appleman, Charles Murray. Harvey Moser, Harry Umstead, Lewis Hoffniau, G. W. Ruuyou, John Fruit, James Keefer, Warren Feustamacker, Elwood Dietrich, Charles Suyder, Martin Robbins, Harry Yeager, Artha Whituight, Percy Whituight, Boyd Christian. Elderly Alan's Severe Injury. Robert Biue, au elderly resident of Mausdale, had the misfortune Satur day about noon to fall from a hay wagou that he was helping to load, fracturing his collar bone aud four ribs 011 the right side. Mr. Blue was working for W. S. j Lawrence on the Reading Iron com- j pany's land just north of the borough line. He was on top of the partly load ed wagon, receiving the hay as it was passed up aud distributing it on the load. When the team moved to auoth er spot Mr. Blue lost his balance, aud ; falling off the wagon struck his right shoulder ou a stone. Dr. Paules was summoned aud Mr. Blue removed to his home at Maus dale, where yesterday he was resting easily. It is though't that no iuterual iujuries were sustaiued. It will, how ever, be some time before Mr. Blue fully recovers, as the mending of a brokeu boue, at his advanced age, is a tedious process. Barnhart-liulf. Mr. George E. Baruhart. of Dau ville, aud Miss Clara Matilda Huff, of Miltou, were uuited in marriage at the United Evangelical parsonage by Rev. J. D. Shortess. After the cere mony the wedding party went to the home of the bride on Church street, where au elegaut wedding supper was served, a number of iuvited guests be ing present. Mr and Mrs. Barnhart will reside iu Dauville —Miltou Staud ard. Improving: Residence. Thomas Krebs is improving his resi dence at Gulick's addition. He is building two-storied additi3us at the side, aud rear. E. H. Myerly has the coutract for the improvements. Cement Sidewalk. W. C. Williams, proprietor of Baldy house, is having a cement sidewalk laid in front of his hotel on Mill street. 'SIMON KREBS BOYS STREET RAILWAY The mixed or real property aud all the oorporate franchises and corporate right* of the Dauville aud Sunbury street railway compauy were Bold at sheriff's sale Friday. The purchaser was Simon Kreb* of Somerset, who paid (2100 for the street railway sub ject to mortgage. The sale took place at the court house at 11 o'clock aud was attended by a fair sized crowd of interested people, among whom iu addition to Simon Kreb* aud hi* sou-iu-law C. F. Villi, Esq., of Somerset, Judge K. H. Koch,of Pottsville aud William Mar kee of Philadelphia, were noticed. A number of notices beariug upon the sale were read, nearly au hour be ing consumed in this way. E. S. Gear hart as borough solicitor gave notice of the existence of an ordinance orig inally granted the Danville aud Riv erside street rali way ;also as county so licitor for aud on behalf of the counties of Montour aud Northumberland he gave uotice to all purchaser* that the *aid counties will require a strict com pliance with the artiole of agreement aud bond of indemnity contemplated in the original permit jointly grantiug use of the river bridge. Judge Kooh, solicitor for the Dau ville aud Bloomsburg Htreet railway compauy, read a notice relating to the joint use of the Y at Mill and Market street. Danville. William Kase West gave notice that an appeal had been eutered by the sup reme court of Pennsylvauia from the court of common pleas of Moutour couuty refusing to stay the execution and opening the judgment on which execution was issued. It was about 12 o'clock when the bidding began. James Scarlet, attor uey for the Danville aud Sunbury street railway compauy auuouuced that the road would be sold subject to mortgage given to secure bonds to the extent of of which $60,000 worth of bonds are outstauding. The first bid was for the "costs," which were approximated at SIOOO. The uext bid was $1200; the next, SI6OO, after which the bids rose iu oue hundred dollar jumps until $2,100 was reached, when the road was knocked down to Simon Krebs. The biddiug occupied only a few minutes. A reorganization will be the first thing iu order aud until this is accom plished the new company will not be in a position to state its plans. It seems to be no secret, however, that the intention is to build the line to Suubury in the very near future. Would Seriously Affect Sunbury. The cuttiug out of Suubury as a freight terminus of the Philadelphia aud Erie aud Northern Central branch es of the Pennsylvania railroad system iu this State would result in the re moval of at least two hundred railroad meu and their families to liarrisburg, Williauisport and Renovo. Crowded conditions about the Penn sylvania railroad yards in the movc meut of freight some time ago led the officials of the Pennsylvania railroad to plau extensive improvements to the yard facilities there. After the plans had heeu made ageuts were active about Suubury to secure the uecessary laud upou which to ex tern! the freight yards. Property own ers refused to sell the laud except at extravagant prices aud the railroad officials determined that the improve ments to the Suubury yards should be abaudoned uulesa they could get laud at reasonable figures. The matter has alarmed the business men of Sunbury aud a special meeting of the Business Men's association has been oalled. Railroad meu whose runs have been from Harrisburg to Sunbury aud from Suubury to Williamsport aud Kenovo have been Interviewed upon the sub ject of moving to Harrisburg, Wil liamsport aud Reuovo. Picnic Dates at DeWltt's. The picnic season is well uuder way at OeWitt's attractive south side park. Already two of our Suuday schools have held their auuual outings. A number of orgauizatious have ar ranged for dates at the park. The book ing is as follows : Hebrew Sunday school on Thursday, July 12th. Sliiloh Reformed Suuday Bchool on Wednesday, July 18th. Qrove Presbyterian Sunday school on Thursday, July 19th. United Evangelical Suuday school ou Saturday, July 21st. St. Peter's M. E. Sunday school, of Riverside, ou Wednesday, July 25tli. St. Paul's M. E. Suuday soliool ou Thursday, July 26th. Independent Order of Heptasophs ou Tuesday, August 28th. A number of improvements have been made about the park aud all the appurtenances putin first class condi tion for the comfort of picnicers. The coons that were ou exhibition in U. H. Schram's window,have beeu installed at the park in a home of their own. The grandstand ou the base ball field has beeu re-erected. There is also one cottage at the park for rent for the summer. Shamokin Team Disbands. Friday evening Managers Bateman aud Eister paid off the Shamokin base ball players and disbanded the team. This conclusion was reached on ac count of the poor attendance at the games, and the running of the team proving a losing venture. NO H3 (DIXON ABATES RIVER POLLUTION It is the purpose of Dr. Samuel Q. Dixon, State health commissioner, to devote all the power of the State de partment of health to the purification of the sources of the water supplies of the cities of the State. The department plans involve • sweeping campaign against the private - pollution of the Schuylkill, the Al legheny, the Monougaliela, the Sus quehanna aud other rivers and their tributaries, from which the larger communities of the State must draw their water supplies. NUISANCE INSPECTORS BUSY. In reference to this worK Commis sioner Dixon Saturday said: "Wbil* our sanitary engineers are assisting the municipalities throughout the State to devise sanitary methods of sewage disposal so that they will r>ot poison the water that they drink or poison it for other cities and town* be low them,onr nuisance inspectors have been busy ferreting out and abating the private pollutions along the banks of the rivers aud tributaries in the rural districts outside the towns. "I have always believed that these private pollutions, such as water olos ets that overhang the streams or drain directly into them, are much more harmful in proportion to the amount of sewage than the discharge of muni cipal sewer systems. Certain it is,that they must all be abated, and our nois ance inspectors have been following up clear to their sources the streams that make their way into the Schuyl kill aud other rivers and which for years have been carrying to these wa ter supplies the waste from hundreds water closets, private drains and oig liens. ise pollutions have been dis coverer reported to the State de pnrmeut 01 \lth. notices of abate ment have beeu issued. I am happy to say that the eases have beeu very rare in which we have beeu obliged to re sort to drastic measures. Most of the property owners have immediately up on uotice being given them, declared that they would ceaao to pollute the streams aud adopt some sauitary me thod of disposing of (lie waste matter so that it should not menace the health of their neighbors down stream." In the same manner that Health Com missioner Dixon's nuisance inspectors have been abating private pollutions along the Schuylkill and its tributar ies, other Stato inspectors have beeu busy along the Allegheny river. A few clays ago Dr. Dixon reoeived a let ter from J. W. Clark, director of the department of public workß of Pitts burg, expressing that city's apprecia tion of the work that the State depart ment of health is doing in wiping out sources of pollution along the Alle gheny tiver above Pittsburg's pump ing station. The same work is going on through out the State, aud as soon as Health Commissioner Dixon has appointed his full corps of township health officers, who will be ablo to keep close watch on private stream pollution in their respective districts, this particular phase of the work of cleaning up the State will proceed rapidly, and, with the co-o]>eratiou of the municipalities, long steps will be takeu toward re- waters of Pennsylvania to their virgin purity. The Rolling Mill Situation. On June 2t)th. last F. O. Smink, president of the Reading Iron com pany, gave for publication the follow ing statement to a reporter of the Reading Eagle: "Applications were reoeutly receiv ed from committees from our rolling mill departments for an advanoe of fifty cents per ton for puddling, and corresponding advances in all other rolling mill labor. I replied thereto through the superintendents of the different departments, that I was com pelled to deny their requests, as the market conditions and prices now ruling for our iron products do not justify auy advaucos. The situation ii really worse today than it was in Jan uary last, wheu similar requests for advances were made.as prices are low er now than then, aud the ont look it anything but a promising one. It is our iuteutiou to close down all our mills next week for the usnal summer repairs, which may take from one to three weeks, after which we will be prepared to resume. If the men do not choose to resume work on the wage basis now in force, the mills will re main shut down until conditions change." The above statement fully covert the situation as it exists today and will no doubt be of iuterest to Danville readers. Picnic Party Caught Progs. A party of young people eujoyed an outiug Tuesday at Daniel Billmeyer'g dam uear Washiugtonville. The lond croaking of the frogs attracted their attention to the race between the dam aud the saw mill, and in about 30 minutes 26 large frogs were easily caught. The frogs ranged in size from 7to 10 inches. There seemed to be an iuexhaustible supply in the raoe. Baby's Hand In Cog Wheel. The two-year-old child of Wood Morrison, East Danville, got its light hand in the cog wheels on a washer on Monday. Two fingers were badly mash ed. Dr. Shultz was summoned and dressed the injury.