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VOL. L.XVII. ME MEETING OWE A meeting of the People's Telephone company was held Friday at Ex change far the purpose of reconsider ing some of the business transacted at the last meeting. At the meeting on June 19th the r phoue lines were taken from the con tracting company's hands by the share holders. It afterward developed that a number of the Turbotville sharehold ers were dissatisfied with this action. At Turbotville the People's wires are strung on the U. T. & T. company's poles, and it was thought by the sub scribers there that the People's com pany should have a pole line of its own. At the petition of ten shareholders, therefore, the president called Fri day's meeting. The question of put ting the line back into the contractor's hands was thoroughly discussed, but no action was taken, the disagreement being amicably adjusted. The trustees presented a set of by laws which had been drawn up. The by-laws were read and laid over uutil next meetiug before adoption. Each line, of which there are now 11 completed, has its own sub-organiz ation, with officers—president, secre tary and supervisors. These have all beeu elected since the meeting on June 19th. The People's company is steadily extending its lilies and by fall will have 17 lines in operation with nearly 950 'phones. Seventeen 'phones will be installed within the next few days. Two con struction gangs are at work now and will be employed all summer. The work just now is being delayed some what by the non-arrival of material which is expected every day. Nearly a Mile of Sewerage. Danville is moviug steadily forward. Very little noise or ado is being made about it, it is true, but nevertheless the fact remains that there is healthy and material progress. This condition is most conclusively shown by the fact that iu the short interval between April last and the present nearly one mile of sewer extensions has been add ed to our splendid system iustalled a couple of years ago. The various extensions made this spring are as follows: Front street, 900 feet; Ferry street, 7(H) feet; two alleys nearby, 800 feet; Lower Mul berry street, 700 feet; Mill street, iioo feet; Centre street, 700 feet. The total length of sewerage added is 4000 feet. In addition to this another extension taking in A street, Bloom and Cherry streets and comprising a length of over 1,000 feet, is contemplated and a petition will probably be presented at the next meeting of council. Iu addition to the steady extension of its sewer our borough is constantly improving its light plant, adding new lamps, perfecting aud enlarging the system. Added to this is the massive 1 retaiuiug wall which the borough is ; constructing at the water works aud which represents considerable expend iture of mouey. The care and activity t shown in all departments is evidence that the borough aims not only to take 1 care of its public utilities hut also to j make further advancement. THE POPULAR SUMMER RESORT. The Stroudsburg Times lifts its eyes ' skyward and thanks the creator that it would be quite out of the question to form a trust big enough to control Monroe county's chief source of re venue aud business—the summer re sorts. There is too much laud iu sight, it believes, to be bought up by the money power, while "the air can nev er be mortgaged, bonded or sold in blocks by syndicates. The scenery, free as the air, can never be feuced iu by the money grabbers. The water supply is too natural and free, too abuudaut to be 'cornered' .'' Every body will wish Monroe unbounded felicity and perennial joy with her air, her sceuery and her water. habit Is Growing. Stockholders of the Americau Chic let coiupauy, of the chewing gum trust, held their annual meeting in Jersey City Tuesday. The financial statement showed that the year had been a very successful one, the report showing that the habit of chewing gum is still growing. Al>out 35,000,000 more pieces of chewing gum were sold iu the last liscal year thau iu the pre vious one. Net earnings increased $200,000, aud the net profit for the year was $1,404,1KK). Iron Co. Truck Bro K » I « v i One of the large truck wagons usod by the Reading Iron company loaded with stone broke down Saturday at the corner of Secoud aud Chambers streets. The mishap was caused by the frout wheel gettiug in a rut and the axle breaking. It was necessary to get another truck and reload the stone. New Postoffice Rule. Hereafter the "opened by mistake" excuse will be a mistake that will cost S3OO. The postoftice department has ruled that mail must be looked over before leaving the otHce.aud that any letter put iu your box by mistake must be returned before leaviug the postoftice uuder a penatly of S2OO for jailure to do so. PETITION IS REFUSED The movement set on foot to secure the release of Peter Dietrich 011 bail has ended in failure. On July 7th the attorneys for the defense asked that a date be sot for the hearing of the ap plication for bail. Judge Evans ac cordingly fixed Monday, July 16th, as date for the hearing. The hearing was one in which a large number of people, including Mr. Dietrich's personal fiiouds, felt a keen interest and accordingly when the courthouse bell proclaimed the hour of meeting Monday morning,a crowd of people wore obsorvod wending their way to tne courthouse. President Judgo Evans and associ ates Rlee and Wagner were on the bench. William Kase West addressed the court first. lie took the position that 110 evidence was offered during the trial of Dietrich to show that he was guilty of murder in the first or The second degree. At some length he reviewed the ovidence of Rogers and Woll. All iu the bar room ho said had been drinking and it was a fair pre sumption that Jones was shot as tho result of an accident. Dr. Paules' testi mony ho said showed that the defend ant's own apparently damaging state ments were not to be relied on, as he was 111 a state of collapse and under tho influence of drugs. A jury of .Fonos' peers had failed to convict him but had disagreed. Mr. West remind ed tho court that it was known that tho jury at 110 time stood for a verdict in tho first degreo,but that eight stood for acquittal and four for some lessor degree of crime. Personally. Mr. Wost believed that tho jury might find for involuntary manslaughter. The ques tion of bail, ho said, was in tho discre tion of the court. Dietrich's case af forded an instance of a man languish ing in jail, who could never be found guilty of murdor iu tho first degree yet. who has important business inter ests to look aftor and upon whom the support of others dopoud. Hon. H. M. Hinckley following, mildly questioned tho legal phase of the proceeding. Tho defeudaut, he said, had made no petition to be dis charged 011 bail. Thero was only a written application of counsel. Taking up the question of evidence, which Mr. West considered insufficient to convict of first degree murder, Mr. Hinckley reminded tho opposing attor ney that Judge Evans himsolf, as re vealed by'his charge to the jury con sidered tho evidence sufficient to con vict, of murdor iu tho first or tho sec ond degree. Ho denied that the jury did not consider first, degree murder and that it stood eight for acquittal and four for some lessor degree. He took the position that 110 one knew, or should know, how the jury stood. Ho did not approve of dragging the gossip of the street into tho court room. He viewing the testimony Mr. Hinckley declared that all the evidence pointed to first degree murder. There was no evidence of accidental discharge of the pistol. He claimed that there wAs no thing to justify tho release of Dietrich 011 hail and that ho should he kept in prison until given another trial. Tho only business interest of the defendant which is suffering or which is likely to suiTcr, Mr. Hinckley said, is a sa loon,now closed,but which they want to open. Hon. Fred Ikeler of counsol lor the : defendant explained why habeas corpus proceeding was not. necessary. All the evidence in the case he claimed was brought out. before court at the recent trial. At considerable length Fie dis cussed the question of whether or not a man charged with committing homi cide could bo admitted to bail. He claimed that in the present case neith er is the proof ovident nor the pre sumption of guilt great, lie reminded Judge Kvans, if in his own opinion ho did not believe that the killing of Jones rose above second degree mur der, thou he ought to admit him to bail, even though a second trial from evidence adduced might result in a verdict of murder in the first degree. He cited a number of authorities bear ing out this viow. Judge Kvans took the papers after which court adjourned until 2 o'clock iu the afternoon. Upon reconvening Judge Kvans rondored his decision, re fusing the application. The opinion carefully considered the points of law, the rights of the defendant iu the premisos as well as the charge of the court given to the jury at the trial. The opinion in conclusion reads as follow 8: "111 charging the jury wo are satisfi ed that we followed the law as laid down by the courts. "It is the nature of the intention with which the criminal act is com mitted that constitutes the great dis tinguishing feature betweeu murder of the first and murder of the second degree. To allow the application to prevail would in effect, hold that there could be no conviction of murder in the first degree in this case; that is, assuming that the testimony in the second trial will he the same as it was in the first trial. "As wo view the matter the ques tion of the guilt or innocence of this defendant of the crime charged against him in the indictment is a question of fact to be determined by h jury of his countrymen. "Applying the rule as laid down by Sadler in criminal law(supra) to this case we have 110 right to admit the defendant to bail. And now July 1(>, 1906, application is denied. By the Court CHAKLES 0. EVANS, P. J. IBDOD MOT TO TBUIH. TO ÜBUTT ARB UV-W VATOB BWATB OS AB M HUI —ATJ. AWE" DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1900. Boy Drowned at Old Steel Plant Eleven-Year-Old George Fausnaught Victim of Horrible Tragedy. MM OF UUIIO SAW HI DM WAS PLAYING ON EDGE OF POOL-COMRADE TRIED TO SAVE HIM BUT FAILED-WAS IN WATER SEVEN HOURS BEFORE HIS FATE WAS DISCOVERED. A shockiug drowning accident was disclosed late last night when search ers draggod from the water iu tho bot tom of a doop pit at the old steel plant the body of elevou-year-old George Fausnaught. The details of the accident aro very sad and tho affair is enshrouded in an air of ghastly mystery that was aug mented last night by the silent shad ows of the deserted old mill, cast into relief by the flickering lanterns of tho searching party. The unfortuuate lad left homo yes terday afternoon after diuner, aud in company with three other boys, went to tho old stool plant to swim aud fish. The dismantled mill seems to have ( beeu a favorite playing ground for the boys. It was about three o'clock when two of the boys. Gus Earp aud Halph Hoi 111, lot the mill. Young Fausnaught and Clarence Oarr remained behind. The pool in which the drowning oc curred is the biggest of the soaking pits—the one last built at the stoel plant and never used. It is about 40 feet deep, and is now about half full of water. Ou three sides the brick walls rise perpendicularly, but on one side it is approached by a steep ciuder path. It was ou this bank that tho two boys, Fausnaught and Oarr, were playing after the others left. After his playmate was drowned Oarr weut home, and saying nothing of tho accident during tho evening, went to bed. Tho parents of tho miss ing boy becauio frightened as tho time passed and their son did not come home. He had always been prompt at meals, and never out at night. The alarm grew and his companions were questioned. Young Carr was known to have been the last one with him, but oven under repeated questiouiugs ho steadfastly repeated that he know nothiiur of his playmate. As tho evening passed and still the boy did not appear,his parents' hearts APPLYING 1 FIRST com S. \V. Armes, contractor, yesterday began the work of painting the court house. It is a pretty big job ami even with three uieu employed will occupy the greater part of a month. Three coatH are to be applied. The contractor iu assisted by Aug ustus Armes aud William Black. The swinging scaffolds usually employed by painters we»e soon placed iu posi tion yesterday and by noon a fair start wax made 011 the south side of the building. The first coat is not n factor as re gards color, and does not add any to the appearance of the building, being merely applied as a "binder" to pre pare for the other coats. It will not be until the sucoud coat is put 011 that the building will reveal any change in appearance. The third coat will touch the building off iu all itsspleud The color selected is a dark grey stone color. The corner blocks ami the cornice wilt be painted a light stone color. The effect of the whole, it is believed, will be quite pleasing to the eye. Arrested for Non Support. Edward l'ercy Biddle, of Harris burg, was arrested iu this city yester day afternoon on the chargo of non support.. The warrant, served by Cons table W. E. Young, was sworu out by Minnie Steiner Biddle. Iu the infor mation she sets forth that she is the wife of the defendant, that they were married 011 August 28, 1900, and lived together until August 6, 1005, wheu the defendant separated himself from his family. There were two children —a girl five years of age aud a boy of three years. The defendant was taken to the office of Justice of the Peace Oglesby,where he waived hearing and outered bail ill three huudred dollars for appoarauce at court. hazleton's Old Home Week. Nearly 51)0 invitations were sent out yesterday to former residents of Haz letou who now live in distant parts inviting them to participate iu the celebration of Old Home Week from July 21) to August 5. wore filled with consteruatiou. The police were summoned, aud Officer Joliu G Voris, going to tho sceuo, sot about to determine the missing boy's wheroabouts. Ho quostionod young Holm, but he could ouly tell tho officer that ho had loft Fausnaught with Clarence Carr. Carr was then interviewed. Before he was allowed to speak Officer Voris told him that he bolieved that some ill fate had bofallen Fausnaught, aud that ho must toll what he knew about it Tho boy had held his awful secret too loug. Ho broke down utterly, aud betwoeu sobs told the story of the sad affair to which he was a witness. 44 Mr. Voris," the boy said, 44 1'1l tell you tho truth—Fausnaught is drowned." In answer to tho questions then askod him Carr told the pitiful story. After the two were left alone they were playing 011 the steep bank, and ; as Fausnaught was throwing sticks in to the water he slipped and fell over the edge. Carr tried to roach him with a polo but failed, and before ho realiz ed the awful troud affairs were taking tho hoy had disappeared beneath the dark surface of the pool. After hearing tho story Officor Voris at once sent soarchors to tho sceuo aud just whore Carr said the drowning oc curred the boy's body was found a few minutes after 11 o'clock last night. Justice of the peace Oglesby viewed the remains hut. decided that au in quest was unnecessary. Goorge Fausnaught was the son of Mr. and Mrs. GeorgoFausnaught, who reside at tho comer of East Market and Honeymoon streets. He was a boy well kuown all over the town, as he had for some time been one of the vendors of ice cream cakes. Ho was a good hoy, and among tho mauy neigh bors who gathered at the scene of the accident last night there were many words of praise spoken for tho mauly little fellow. ADVANCE DETAIL LEAVES TODAY The national guardsmen are now on the eve of their departure for annual encampment at Gettysburg. The boys of company F, 12ch regiment, began to get busy yesterday and today their will bo few idle moments for them. The advance detail of five men will leave on the 9 o'clock Pennsy train this morning. Tho company proper consisting of sixty five men will leave tomorrow noon. At 9a. m. Saturday camp will be formally opened. The encampment, although entail ing upon the soldiers dutios of a moro or less arduous nature, yet affords many pleasaut experiences and the boys of company Faro looking for ward with glee to the week's outing. The heaviest responsibility aud the hardest work falls upon the advance dotail, who have all the baggage to handle, the touts to pitch aud much other work to do. The guard will remaiu in camp just one wcek,returuing home on Saturday tho 28th inst. Just what the program will be for camp is not kuown by the rank aud file. Captain Gearhart of the local company yesterday stated that so much concerning camp, evidently un founded, has been printed iu the big dailies, that without exception the commauds are wholly at-sea as to what is in store for them. That tho long practice marches, which woro a feature of last year's en campment, will be repeated this year is by no means certain. There may be short marches,but it is not likely that the guardsmen will remain out over night. On Thursday the 36th inst, the annual inspection will take place aud on the day following iu all probability the governor's review will be held. Arc Light Removed. The arc light installed a short dis tance below the canal culvert on Mill street yesterday was removed further northward to a point at the intersec tion of Swoutek's alley. One of the reasons urged for the change is that a fire plug is located at the lower end of tho alley and that better light is needed at that point to guide the firemen when it isjnecessary to use the plug. Rabbits are now multiplying rapidly aud couutry visitors report that the next season will bo a good one. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS The Misses Margaret and Elizabeth Haup, of Milton, are guosts at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Andy, Market square. Mrs. Frauk Berguer aud sou John left Saturday for a visit with rela tives at Nescopeck. Mrs. J. S. Prout and daughter Vio let, of Wiconisco, are guests at the homo of Thomas Prout, Grand street. Miss Anna Thornton left Saturday for a visit with relatives at Watsou town and Miltou. Dr. Harry Klaso, of Philadelphia, is visitiug at the home of his parents Mr. aud Mrs. Jesse Klase, Water stroot. Guy Williams spent Sunday with his sister Lois, in Nanticoko. Miss Grace Laird, of Philadelphia, is a guest at the home of Dr. H. Heu shillwood. Miss Gertrude Meyers arrived Satur day from Philadelphia for a visit with relatives in this oity. Miss Lilly Hamburg, of Philadel phia, arrived Saturday for a visit at the homo of Mrs. Moses Blocli, Mul berry street. Mr. and Mrs. J. Clifton Mallieu, of Flatbush, Long Island, arrived Sat urday for a visit at the home of the latter's father, Mr. William M. Lloyd, East Front street. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Klase, of Bou tou, spent Sunday at the homo of Mr. Klase's parents, Mr. aud Mrs. Jesse Klaso, Water street. Mrs. William Kershuer.of Berwick, is visiting at tho home of hor parents, Mr. aud Mrs. O. B, Sweitzer, Grand street Mrs. William Pattison and niece, Miss Helen Kramer spent yesterday afternoon with friends in Sunbury. Hiram Purely, of Sunbury, was a business visitor in this city yesterday. Evau Bovau and John E. Williams left on Mondav for a trip to England and Wales. Jacob Jaffe, of Now York City, is visiting his sou, Jacob H. Miller, pro prietor of the home store, Mill street. Mrs. Elias Maier and Mrs. Eli Rosen thal left yesterday for a trip to At lantic City and Philadelphia. Mrs. Charles Haney and son James, of Mausdale, called 011 friends iu this city yesterday. D. O. McOormick was a business visitor at Ringtowu yesterday. Mrs. J. D. Vauhoru.of Philadelphia and Mr. aud Mrs. James Acor, of Pottsgrove, were the guests yesterday at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Starr, Bloom street. Mrs. Webster Foust and daughter Ethel aud Mabel left yestorday for a visit with I). F. Dieffenbacherat Wil li am sport. Mr. aud Mrs. Jesse Lunger aud son Robert left yesterday morning for a visit with friends at Lewistown. Miss Mildred Geiger, of Northum berland, is visiting at the home of William Laidaker, South Danville. Mrs. W. H. N. Walker aud daugh ter Mary will leave today for a trip to Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Balti more. S. J. Dougherty, P. & R. operator at Grovania, left yesterday for Har risburg, where he will work duriug the N. G. P. encampment. Charles L. Mowrer has returned to Philadelphia after a two weeks' vaca tion spent at the home of his parents, Mr. aud Mrs. _E. M. Mowrer, Straw berry Ridge ABOUT SCHOOLS. The superintendent of public schools of Washington county has recently been saying some good thiugs which were published in the Washington Ob server. He calls attention to the fact that while Pounsylvauia leads all the other States in legislative liberality toward the schools, iu the liberality of the districts the State stands thir teenth. And he might have added that some parsimonious persons out in one of the western counties are actually trying to create sentiment favorable to the enactment of a law relieving the districts from any financial respou sibility for their schools. While Penn sylvania has a minimum school term of seven months and a minimum wage of $35 per mouth, Ohio pays S4O and insists that the school must be kept open eight mouths. New York forbids relatives of teachers serving on school boards. Ohio has five directors in each district, each of whom receives $25 per year, with a requiremont that the schools be visited. Here are some good j thiugs for Pennsylvania to imitate. New Market Wagon. I). O. Hunt has rebuilt one of Will T. Snter's market wagons and it is now one of the haudsomest vehicles connected with the curbstone market. On one side of the wagon iu largo let ters appears the name "Sunnyside" having reference to Mr. Sutor'a farm at Riverside Heights. SAD DEATH OF DANVILLE UN Mrs. W. L. Gouger,of this city,died Sunday afternoon at the Gyuocian hospital in Philadelphia. Death fol lowed au operation that was perform ed at the hospital last week. The death of Mrs. Gouger is par ticularly sad, following as it does, so closely upon lior marriage,which took place ou July 4th. Mrs. Gouger left for Philadelphia Monday. Saturday tho good news was given out that her condition was most satisfactory and that au early recov ery was anticipated. Yesterday Mr. Gouger received a telegram from the hospital that presaged the end. It read, 44 Your wife has changed for tho worso. Ooine at onco.'' Mr. Gougor lwffc for PhUadolpltfn on the 4 :81 Pennsylvania train, and soon after his departure a messago was re ceived in Danville conveying the news of Mrs. Gouger's death, which occur red at 3 o'clock. Tho deceased was born near London, England, 49 years ago. She came, to America in girlhood and sottlod in Danville, where she has since resided. For a number of years she has con ducted a millinery establishment 011 Mill street. Mrs. Gouger was a most lovable woman. She enjoyed a wide acquaintance, and had many friends. Mrs. Gouger is survived by one son Percy Edward Biddle, of Harrisburg, and a sister, whoso homo is in Texas. The funeral of Mrs. W. L. Gouger, whose death occurred in Philadelphia Sunday, took place from the residence of F. W. Howe, East Market sireot, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon aud was very largely attended. On Wednesday, July 4th,at 2 o'clock in the afternoon the decejised was marriod. Yesterday afternoon, two weeks later to the very day and hour, she was consigned to the grave. Tho funeral / services were conducted by Bev. C. I).~Lerch,pa'stor of St." John's Heformed church, Mausdale, who offici ated at her wedding. The flowers wore very numerous aud beautiful, the tributes of individual frieuds. The services were very im- beautiful feature being two musical selections —■ 44 Lead Kindly Light" aud 44 Jesus Lover of My Soul" —rendered by a quartette composed of Mrs. W. R. Paules, Miss Lizzie Rus sell, John McCoy and Walter Hnssoll The pall bearers were: T. J. Price, Sam A. McCoy, F. G. Schoch, Fred Howe, H. M. Yocum and Wesley Perry. The following persous from out of town attouded tho funeral: Percy Bid die, of Harrisburg ; John W. Gouger, Mrs. Lerch.Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Dorr, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Gouger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Wagner,of Limestone township, Hon. C. C. Evans aud Frank R. Jackson of Berwick. The Biggest Brook Trout. W. L. McOlure, cashier of tho first National bank, who returned from a fishing excursion along the Fishing creek yesterday, brought along home as the trophy of his skill the largest brook trout that ever came to town. It measured fifteen aud three-eights inchos. A brown trout of that size would not be such a curiosity, as many of that variety are caught that measure eighteen inches or over. Brook trout, however, do not run so large and tho one hooked by Mr. McCluro is with out a parallel so far as tho oxporience of our local anglers goes. It was caught 011 a flv iu the Fishingcreek ui'der the highest of the series of falls just be low Coles. Fishermen say that it re quired a good deal of skill to land the big trout. W. W. Davis Writes home. M. H. Schram and George Howe have each received a long and interest ing letter froai former Councilman W. W. Davis, who is visiting in Wales, where he was born. Mr. Davis is a keen observer and while iu a good many things he sees a great deal toad mire, yet he is intensely patriotic and puts America, which ho calls his own beloved land,over ami above all others. Mr. Davis crossod tho Atlantic in the "Oceanic", leaving Now York on Juue 20th. An interesting feature of the letter is an abstract of the log, which shows the number of miles sail ed and the latitude and longitude at tained each day. The distance covered daily varied from 319 to 467 miles. The total distance was 29ti9 miles and the time occupied by the voyage 6 days, 7 hours and 45 minutes. The aveiago speed was 19.5(1 knots. The weather was generally fair with pass ing showers or settled rain. Will Attend Old Home Week. The Friendship fire company at a special meeting decided to attend in a body the Hazletou old home week cole bration which takes place July 29th to August sth. The company's plans for the trip are not made. A committee composed of John Jones, Frank Rautz and Harry Raup, was appoiuted to look into the details of the journey and make a re port at the next meeting. Just 100 Per Cent More. Figuring yesterday ou building re pairs which he has to do, a contractor in this city found that prices have gone up for material 100 per cent since 1893. COUNCIL WARNS THE PUBLIC Pursuant to action taken by council at its last mooting notices were post od about town Monday calling atten tion to tho act to prohibit tho throw ing of waste paper, sweepings, ashes, nails or rubbish of any kind on the street or tho disturbing of tho contents of any receptacle placed upon the street or sidewalk. It was decided by council to strictly enforce this soctiou of tho act after a discussion showing the indifference and carelessness of most people in mat ters pertaining to tho cleanliness and welfare of Mill stroot. It was tho sonso of tho niomhors that the pro prietors ol' tho wagons in tho curb stone market are great ofi'ouders iu this resnoct. and that each mirket day a great deal of extra labor is imposed upon tho borough employes by oblig ing them to haul away refuso of many sorts left behind by tho market wag- All this it was pointod out is* in clear violation of the above act. It was also shown that morchauts aud others residing along Mill stieot ofTeud in a similar manner aud that the evidenco of their carelessness can bo seen at any day by wasto paper and the like strowu over tho paving. The act was approvod April 20,1905, aud to assist in tho observanco of soc tiou 1 the borough at considerable ex ponso installed 4 'rubbish cans" at oouvouiont. intervals along the street. That those cans are used ouly occas ionally is a fact woll known to every porsou acquainted with affairs along the street. It. is not tho inteutiou of council that the cans should be used, at least to any great extent, by the vendors 111 tho curbstono market, who aro expected to take care of their own waste matter and offals, reloading cabbage leaves,corn husks aud the like upon the wagon aud hauling them back to the farm. The section quoted provides that any person or persons who violate the pro vision shall upon conviction thereof efore any magistrate bo sentenced to pay tho cost of prosecution and to for feit and pay a fine not exceeding ten dollars for each and every offense aud in default of the payment thereof shall be committed and imprisoned iu tho county jail for a period not ex ceeding ten slays. The sale course to pursue would be to comply with the above section, for council evideutly intends to enforce the act as indicated by its action in causing the notice to be posted. Reform Movement in liloomsburg Bloomshurg is getting into liue in the 4 'reform" and "anti-graft" move ment with a vengeance. Following closely on the heels of an announce ment by District Attorney C. A. Small that the investigation of suspected cases of irregularity by public officials would not stop with any oue office, camo the formal demand to the school board for an examination of the past records of the board and a statement showing in detail all amounts paid to School Director J. O. Brown for sup plies furnished to the board or schools. That move is taken as preliminary to bringing criminal prosecution against Mr. Brown, if tho facts war rant such action,the charge being that the selling of supplies bv a public oilicial to any board of which he is a member is contrary to tho act of assom bly. A formal communication was receiv ed form tho district attorney by Fred B. Hartman socretary of tho school board and the lottor had boon read at the meeting of the board on Monday ovoning. Tho district attoruoy askod that all back accounts and rocords bo gone over,and a full statement of such expenditures made out by tho aid of which ho might govern his actions. No action has been taken on the mat ter as yet, however, as Mr. Small is out of town, ami Mr. Hartman wishes a full understanding of the situation before taking any steps. And as yot.uplioavels have only just begun, it is stated. Mr. Small says tliis is the beginning of investigations to some, and asked the amount and date of every order given Mr. Rrown since his term as school director which covors a period of over twenty years. OATAWISSA WOMEN. Our neighboring town of Oatawissa isusually associated with peaceful quiet gentle unobtrnsiveness. But it seems that tho women in Oatawissa,at least, have traits that border 011 the Amaz onian. One day recently a couple of men made some jocular remarks to a woman they met and she started aftor them. They thought she was in fun at first, but sho soou taught them bettor aud thoy began to run. One of them fell through a culvert and was seriously injured. On the same day a woman was arraigned before a local justice in Oatawissa charged with having pull ed a gnu on a man whose language she didn't admire. Crawford—Miller. N. Karl Orawford, of Wilkes-Barre, and Miss Edith Miller,of Blooiushurg, were married yesterday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the home of tho bride's parents. Miss Miller is one of Blooms burg's best known young ladies aud lias a wide circle of friends in Dan ville. Mr. Crawford is socretary for Posteu Bros, of Wilkes-Barre. NO 84 FEW REPUBLICAN" CUE MIUHIDJ The date set for the Republican pri maries is Friday, July 37 between the hours of H aud 8 p. m. Ths county con vention will be held on Saturday,3Bth iust, at 10 a. m. During an interview yesterday with John E. Koberts, Republican county chairman, it was learned that notwith standing the near approach of the time for making the nominations candid ates remain scarce and there is little enthusiasm or interest shown. I)r. Samuel will be endorsed for con gross by the Republicans of Montour; Charles C. Evaus will be the olioice for judge. Charles A. Wagner, of Ot tawa, will have no opposition for the Republican nomination for associate judge. J. IJ. Bitler aud Harry Kerns aro rival candidates lor jury commis sioner. A prominent citizen of West Hemlock township is said to be an as pirant for the nomination for sheriff on the Republican ticket, bnt no an nouncement has as yet been made. No candidates are in view for any of the remaining oflices. Whether any will materialize between the p resent and the date of the primaries remains to be "seen. Subjected to Severe Test. The fifteen hundred feet of Paragon hose recently purchased by the bor ough of the Eureka Fire Hose com pany was tested' last night. Some minor defects were discovered, but the hose in the main seemed to stand the pressure pretty well. The test was made under a pressure of two hundred pounds furnished by the borough fire engine, which was stationed at the ping at ttie coruor of Factory and Water streets. The hose from the eugiue was stretched out along Water street in two parallel lines for a distance of 750 feet. When it is explained that the ordin ary pressure exerted by the water works during a fire is 00 to 95 pounds the severity of the test to which the hose was subjected at 300 pounds will be readily appreciated. The body of the hose at no place revealed any de fect, although there was a leak of greater or less volume at over one-half of the joints This was especially noticeable where the old couplings were used, although some rather bad leakß occurred where new couplings were employed. Messrs. Dietz, Angle and Eiseuhart, the committee on fire,along with some two hundred interested spectators, were present at the test, which occupi ed nearly an hour. The committee does not seem to regard the defective coupl ings in a very serious light. It is the general opinion that the Eureka Hose company will send an expert here to overhaul the couplings. All that will be needed will be to expand an inner ring, making the joints perfectly wat er tight, after which the hose will stand any sort of a test. Hay Fever Is Coming. The hay fever season is almost due aud those susceptible to the disease are preparing for a busy campaign of sneezing aud involuntary weeping. The subjects are already collecting a supply of ointniouts, oils, and a thou sand and one other supposed cures. The frost is one sure cure, says an ex j)ert. The victims look with dread up on the next few weeks. Bloomsburg Man a Knight. Joseph Katti, of Bloomsburg, one of that town's most foremost and Phil anthropic citizens and founder of the Joseph Katti hospital there, is on a visit to his native country of Italy and King Victor Emanuel has conferred upon him the order of knighthood. Will Invite State Convention. The Shamokiu fire department in rogular monthly session Monday pass ed a resolution extending an invita tion to the State Firemen's association to meet there in 1907. The department will send a number of delegates to the State convention to be held in Gettys burg the first week in August and large delegations of the several com panies will attend so that a hard fight will be made to secure the convention for next year. School for Hello Qirls. A new departure in the telephone busiuess hereabouts is the establish ment of a training school for operators at the building of the Pennsylvania Telephone Co. at Scrauton. No applic ant under 17 will be accepted. The company believes that this method of instructing girls will prepare them to till all emergeuies. Trl-State Contest Close. The people of the Tri-State cities are witnessing a quality of baseball as good as is to be seeu in the big leagues aud the contests between the six olubs is almost if not wholly the record for j closeness. For the past week or two there have been several Interesting re- I versals of position resulting from the | loss of a game or two by one or the other of the clubs. Better Cattle Treatment. The Reading Railway company hag issued instructions to its trainmen relative to live stock while in transit. This is.in accordance with the new law. Oattle, sheep and swine moat not be confined in a car for more tlian twenty-eight consecutive hours with out being unloaded and kept in a pen live hours for rest, food and water.