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VOL. LXVII. HI m PAVE RORIH m STREET Engineer Arthur S. Clay, of the State Highway department.in compli ance with request, appeared before the borough couucil Friday night to give some definite information relative to the paving proposition ou North Mill street. The subject was fully discussed in all its relations. The borough was given all the information it desired and be fore adjournment it saw its way clear to take steps preliminary to entering upon the improvement. Mr. Clay Baid he had advised the State highway department against paving further than Chambers street, as he believed beyoud that point mac adamization could be employed to <t much better advantage. He finally agreed that it would be a good prop osition to pave as far as the north ern end of the steam mill. Mr. Clay said he had ascertained from the State highway department that the street could be paved nuder the act without using a course of con crete, substituting for it a course of gravel with a two-inch sand cushion on top. This was precisely what couu cil wanted and as it cuts down the cost materially it was decided togo ahead with the pavement. The engiueer agreed that in cutting down the street to the proper grade it might be necessary to remove only a portion of the line macadam roadbed existing on Mill street, which would make it necessary to use ouly a thin course of gravel under the saud cush ion. Mill street is 32 feet w ide and the State will pay for 1G feet of the width. The borough must provide for curbing which of course will be paid for by the property owuers. The State will pay three-fourths of the cost of the macadam roadway from the grist mill to the borough line. A macadam road, Mr. Clay said, should ho sprinkled daily in order to get the host service out of it. On motion of Mr. Jacobs it was ord ered that the State highway depart ment be notified that the borough is ready to proceed with the paving of North Mill street from Centre street, 1800 feet northward, with brick, the balance, from the grist mill to bor ough line, to bo macadamised. It was also ordered that the borough solicitor proceed to draw up an ordinance pro viding for the construction of curb to conform with paving by the owners of the abutting properties. On motion of Mr. Russell it was ordered that a brick crossing be laid on the east side of Cedar street at Front and Water streets. On motion of Mr. Boyer it was ord ered that a brick crossing be laid on East Mahoning street on the west side of Ferry street. Street Commissioner M ller reported a defective sidewalk on the west side of Church street between Walnut and Lower Mulberry streets, caused by a large tree growiug on the sidewalk, leaving only a narrow walk between the tree aud a cellar door belonging to the residence. Omnotioii the secretary was requested to notify the owner to remove either the tree or the cellar door so as to leave the sidewalk unob structed. Ou motion of Mr. Bedea it was ord ered that James Sliultz and Harry Ksterbrook be notified to place the sidewalks iu good repair at their prop erties on East Market street. On motiou of Mr. Vastiue it was ordered that the Danville & Bloonis burg Street Railway company bo in formed that if it will raise its track on Bloom street botweou A street and the borough lino the borough will fur nish the material for the filling up. On motion of Mr. Kussell it was ordered that hereafter no sewers be extended unless the tappage fee be first paid by the petitioners: also that bills be rendered to all those who have not paid for sewer extension. A communication was received from L. W. Snyder, Thomas 11. Lot, Eugle bert Albert ami Marie Tlieim, calling council's attentiou to the change m.-ule in channel of Blizzard's ruu at tho Hanover brewery, by the sinking of pipe, which has had the effect of re ducing the width of the stream, ox posing their properties to the danger of overflow at times of heavy rain. On motion of Mr. Jacobs it was order ed that the Hanover Brewing company be requested to remove the pipe from the bed of the stream. A communication, sigued by G. J. I Ray, division eugiueer, was received j from the D. L. & W. railroad com- : pauy, enclosing agreement relating to a request from tho borough to lay a water pipe uuder its tracks. Tho agree ment was ready for signature, but. the division engineer called attention to the 6th clause, which provides for the payment of |lO to cover the expensos of draftiug the agreement. Tho de mand for payment of ten dollars was considered unprecedented and exorbit ant by council, but on motion of Mr. Russell, it was ordered that tho tou dollars be paid to the end that tho water pipe could be laid as desirod. Through local agent, George Eggert, the borough Was requested by the D. L. & W. railroad company to forward a copy of its ordinance aud charter. Should there be no charter aud ordin ances the railroad company wanted to know uuder what act of assembly tho borough of Dauville was incorporated. (Continoed on page 4) SUDDEN DEATH OF IS. REED George Hoed, of Shroveport, La., formerly of this city, lias been most singularly bereaved. On Friday his wife died at a hospital in Shreveport and on Saturday his mother in Dan ville suddenly expired, her death be ing due to the shock caused by the telegram announcing the death of her daughter-in-law. George Heed and his wife after a so journ of some weeks in Danville left for the South early in May. The mess age Saturday announcing the death of Mrs. Heed proved a groat shock to ev ery one. The telegram was delivered at the home of C. P. Harder, Church street, where Mrs. Alfred Heed form erly resided. Mrs. Harder carried the telegram to the home of Mrs. Joseph Hunter, East Market street, where Mrs. Reod has lived during the year past. Mrs. Heed was»very much affected by the sad news, but there was uoth iug to iudicate that death was about to lay his cold hand upon her. She kept moving about the room in a leisurely way, busied with a few household duties. She was urged to sit down, but she decliuod, explaining that she felt better when occupied with work. The telegram was delivered to her about 2:30 o'clock. In a very short time afterward she suddenly expired, the symptoms being those of acute in digestion, superinduced, it is believ ed, by the receipt of the telegram. Mrs. Heed was 64 years of age. She was a widely known and highly esteem ed woman and her sudden death iii connection with the death of her daughter-in-law caused quite a shock aud forms a vory pathetic incident. She is survived by two sons, William Heed, of this city, and George Heed, of Shreveport, La. Two brothers and two sisters also survive: George W. Miles aud Frank L. Miles, Mrs. Jo seph Hunter and Mrs. C. P. Harder, of this city. Mrs. George Heed, whose death oc curred at the hospital Friday, leaves a little babe a few weeks old. She was about 25 years of ago. She was a most estimable huly and made many friends during her visits to Danville. Her fun eral took place at Shreveport Sunday. Utile Child's Narrow Escape. A thirteen mouth old grandchild of Mrs. Alice Miller, North Mill street, inflicted terrible injury upon itself, lust evening by trying to swallow caustic lye. About live o'clock the littleoue hap pened to be temporarily alone in an apartment where there was a vessel of lye, which had been prepared for use i in scrubbing. The child happened to j have a tea spoon, which it was play - j ing with. Coming across the lye it r naturally dipped the spoon into the 1 liquid and following instinct placed j the lye in its mouth. An agonizing j cry soon after brought help, whou the | terrible discovery was made that the j child had placed a considerable quant- j ity of the burning liquid in its mouth ! and it was a question whether it might j not have swallowed moro or less. Dr. W. R. Paulcs was instantly call ed, who found the child's month ! shockingly burned. Wherever caustic lye touches tlio skin it immediately begins to eat into the flesh. Beneath i the eye and under the chin whore the lye touched the little one's face there were bad burns, while the lips the tongue aud the walls of the mouth were eaten raw and wore badly swol leu. Homedies were immediately applied 1 to relieve tlio pain but the problem i seemed to be to detormino whether the child had swallowed any of the lye,in , which event there would be no hope j of saving its lifo. After sovoral hours 1 Dr. Panics felt pretty well convinced that the child had not. swallowed any j of the lye and that the greatest injury was confined to its mouth. At last ae i counts tho physician had hopes of sav ing the child's life, although its suf [ fering was still intense. Death of Benjamin Hart/el. Benjamin Hart/ell, a widely known and esteemed resident of this city, • died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning! aftei a brief illness. Tho deeeascd was born in Upper j j Augusta township, Northumberland J county, sixty-eight years ago. He liv- | , ed in Danville forty-two years and at ' tlio time of his death was one of the j j oldest employes of the structural tub- ] | ing works, at which plant lie had t ! worked for about thirty years. ' He was iu ill health for some time, j but continued to work. He was quite ill on Monday last, and did not go out | to work. On Tuesday morning, al- j though u ged to remain at home, he I again went to work. Ho was unable to stand it, however, ami about 8 o'clock iu the afternoon returned home. TUGS- J 1 day evening lie took his bed. Appendi citis developed, which was tho im- i mediate cause of death. The deceased was noted for his in- ] dustrious habits and his fidelity to ov- i cry trust reposed in him. He had the full confidence of his employers and was beloved by his fellow workmen. He is survived by his wife, two daughters. Mrs. W. E. Lunger, and Mrs. L. R. .Tames of this city,and two HOIIS, John F. and Alviu A. Hartzell, of Sparrows Point, Md. The demand for good roads iu this State is meeting expectations. A good thing is being pushed along. BUT TO TRUTH, TO ÜBKBTT AB9 LAW—WO MTOB BWATB OB in W WMAM HAU A**" DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, JULY 27, 10OC.. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS Miss Kntheriuo McUormick returned Saturday froiu a visit at the Hull cab in in the Muncy hills. Miss Mazie Schoch has returned from a visit with friends ill Philadelphia. Mrs. CJ. Sliultz and daughter Anna left Saturday for a trip to Gettysburg. Miss Ida Kaufman returned Satur day evening from a visit with friends in Berwick. Daniel Jacobs returned to his homo at Lake Charles, La., after a visit at the home of his father 011 Spruce street- Mr. and Mrs. David Eavensou, of Kingston, spent Sunday nt the home of Mr. anil Mrs. T. J. Price, East Market street. William Ward and daugl.ter, of Lewiaburg, spent Sunday in this city as guests at the homo of Rev. Harry Miusker. Mrs. M. O. Hughes and Miss Mary Hughes left Saturday for a visit witli friends at Milton. Miss Kmiua Youngmau,who was re cently graduated from Park college at Parkvillo, Missouri, arrived Saturday for a visit at the homo of her brother, M. G. Yoiuiguiaii, Bloom street. Howard Pattou returned to Phila delphia after a visit at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Pat ten, Mill street. Rev. It. H. Gilbert,of Berwick, was the guest over Sunday of Kev. E. T. Swart/., South Danville. Mrs. Samuel Gnlick and son Allan, of South Danville, were the guests oil Saturday of Suubury friends Miss Susan C. Herr, of Strawberry Ridge, is visiting at the home of Anthony Foust, East Danville. Miss Minnie Miller of Philadelphia, is visiting at the home of her father, C. (J. Miller Upper Mulberry street. E. K. Hale, of Berwick, circulated among old friends in Danville yester day. Thomas Benuetts returned to Lewis town yesterday after a visit with rela tives in this city. William Billmeyer and W. H. Tay lor, of Mexico, were visitors in this city yesterday. Jesse Wyaut and Lewis Thornton left yosterday for a trip to Gettysburg. Miss Rao Kraclit returned to Wil liamsport yesterday after a stay iu this.city as the guest of- Miss Rella Adams. m Misses Alma Campbell and Belle Rissel spent last evening with friends iu Berwick. Malt Frederick and sister Miss Annie returned to Pittstou yesterday after attending the Mintzer-Mulleu wed ding in this city. George Wingenbach and Harry Mintzer roturuod to Williamsport yes terday after spending several days with friends iu this city. Arthur Robiusou has accepted a position with the A. C. & F. company at Berwick. Arthur Mottern, of New York City, who is visiting his parents iu this city, spent yosterday in Williamsport. Hr. Shires Seriously Injured. Seized with an attack of vertigo while painting the residence of D. R. Eckman, Market square, on Monday forenoon, Michael Shires, tho well known painter, fell head long from a ladder outside the building aud sus taiuod sorious iujurios. Tho accident was no doubt duo to tho heat aud the peculiar atmospheric conditions yosterday, which were very exhaustive and debilitating in ef fect on almost every porson. Mr. Shires was painting the west side of tho building aud was standing on tho lad der some ton feet from the ground. He exchanged a remark with William Chapman, another paiutor, who was working ou a ladder a short distance away. Tho next minute ho went ovor head first aud limp and helpless struck tho ground between the Eckman house ami the residence of William Audy. Mrs. Andy heard tho thud as the body struck tho hard ground aud ran out of the houso ouly to find Mr. Shires ly ing at the foot of the ladder unable to The workmen employed about the building in a moment wero on the spot. Mr. Shires was picked up and placed in an easy chair. Ho fell squarely upon his head and shoulders. With the exception of a fow cuts about the head he escaped extern al injury, although he suffered severe internal pains. Dr. P. C. Newbaker, who responded to a call, found upon a casual examiuatiou that the right col lar hone was broken. It was also fear ed that there were internal injuries of i a serious nature. injured mail was driven to his home at No. 230 Ash street in S. J. Welliver's spring wagon which hap pened to be passing at the time of the accident. Before ho was removed Mr. Shires recovored sufficiently to explain how he happened to fall. He said he was leauing forward painting the brick wall when all at once a senna* I tion of dizziness came over hiin;he i lost his hold and fell to the ground. Ho seemed very ill when he was re moved to his home. Mr. Shires was for many years fore man of the paiuters at the. hospital for the iusaue and is a widely known resi dent. man CHARGE OF PM John Bostiau was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Daltou at o'clock yesterday afternoon to answer the charge of perjury. The charge was the outgrowth of a couple of civil cases brought before Justice of the Peace Oglesby. Bostiau was first sued for trepass by Jamos Welsh of this city who owus a farm in Mahoning township. Bostiau was tenant on Welsh's farm in 1905and the allegation was that he trespassed in removing sorao corn. The justice rendered judgment in favor of the plaintiff for $lO. Bostiau brought a counter suit presenting a bill forser yjces rendered while ou the farm, whicli»he alleged, he was not expected to perform as tenant. Yesterday foreuoou was the time set for the hearing iu the latter suit, which was also before Justice of the Peace Oglesby. When the litigants and witnesses had assembled aud the hear ing was about to begin Officer Voris appeared on the scone and served a warrant on John Bostaiu, the com plainant in the case, charging him with perjury. It became a subjoct of warm conten tion whether civil suit could proceed forthwith or the plaintiff, whoso sud denly fell into the roll of defendant, would liavh to accompany the officer to Justice Dalton's office and be gov erned by the turn that events might take tliero. The matter was settled by Bostiau giving bail for his appearance before Dal ton iu the afternoon. The hearing weut 011 aud from tliat hour until the middle of the afternoon the proceedings of Justice Oglesby's court in all that goes to make a hotly contested case were never outdone by the records of any tribunal. Edward S. Uearhart represented Bostian and Thomas C. Welsh appeared for the de fendant. The room was crowded with wituesses. The examination of tho witnesses, delayed by numerous tilts betweeu tho attorneys, consumed time very rapidly aud at tho hour of 110011 the hearing was only halt' over. All adjournment was had until 1 :Uo,wheu the defense took up its side. A num ber of witnesses wore examined, when Justice Oglesby announced that ho would reserve his decision. At 8 o'clock Bostain, accompanied by his attorney and several of the wit uesses figuring at the previous hearing who had been subpoenaed for counter case, appeared at Justice Dalton's court. Attorney Uearhart announced that Bostain would waive a hearing. Thus tho whole proceeding was cut short and tho defendant gave bail for his appearance at court. Fall Plans for the Y. M. C. A. With the approach of fall tho board of directors of tho local Y. M. C. A. are beginning to look about for a phy sic, ial director to fill the vacancy caus od by tho rosiguation of C. C. Car penter several mouths ago. General Secretary Bombard, acting for tho board in the matter, is now in communication with a young man of his acquaintance, Allan Felir, of Al lentown, who, Mr. Bernhard says, is not only fully qualified to fill tho posi tion of physical director, hut is also an excellent all arouud Y. M. C. A. worker. It is tho intoutiou next fall to in stall a number of new features and im provemouts in the physicial culture department. The Y. M. C. A. in Danville is about SSOO iu debt, aud Mr. Bernhard, who is proving himself a hustler, has ad opted a moans of raising money to pay off this indebtedness. Coin cards have been sent to a number. of people of Danville with the request that they return tho card with SI.OO. With tho money thus raised it is hoped to clear tho Association of debt by the fall sea son, aud thus give a clear field for the numerous activities of tho winter. On September Ist., it is intended to start a membership contest. The As sociation membership now numbers 250. and this, Mr. Bernhard says, can be doubled. The general secretary is very an xious to meet, tho Danville people,and would be glad at all times to have any one stop at the building. Death of Mrs. Hartha Ashton Mrs. Martha Ashton died at her homo, No. (>3U East. Front street, at f> :80 o'clock Monday morning after a painful illness of fivo weeks. The deceased was seventy-three years of age aud was a widelv-kuown and highly esteemed resident. She was the widow of Jacob Ashton who died a number of years ago. She is survived by tho following sons and daughters: Thomas Ashton,of Idaho Springs, Col., Gtorgo Ashton,of Pueblo, Col., Harry Ashton, of Altantic City; Archibald Ashton, of Danville; Mrs. Mattie Phillips, of Los Angeles, Cal., aud Miss Anna Ashton, of Harrisburg. Miss Leota Charters, a granddaugh | tor, also survives. Harry Aslitou, sou | of tho deceased was for many years a policeman iu Philadelphia At presentl he is on the polico force of Atlantic City and is ou duty at Young's pier. The deceased before marriage was Miss Martha Wilson. She was born iu Northumberland county a short dis tance below Cameron. For fifty-fivo yoais she was a resident of Danville and for forty-sovon years was a resi dent of the house in which she diotL All roads lead to Hazletou next week. SAD ATTEMPT JT SUICIDE A sad incident occurred in the Fourth ward Tuesday afteruoou, when a young wife despairing aud despondent attempted to tako her life. It was ow ing to the fact that she ropouted after swallowing the fatal dose that her life was saved. The attempted suicide oc casioned the greatest excitemeut aud deep was the suspeuse among the neighbors aud friends while the phy sicians were - struggling to save the woman's life. Tuesday afternoon a little girl em ployed in the family appeared at the drug store of Dr. Paulos' aud asked for corrosive sublimato tablets,a most fatal foriu of poison. The druggist prudently declined to sell the poison to the child, who desiring to carry out her orders, left presumably for some other store. It was yet oarly iu the afteruoou when the woman, the subject of this sketch, called a couple of her neigh bors aud told them that she had swal lowed the corrosive sublimate. Some twouty minutes, it appears, had then passed aud the woman could have but little hope of escaping death, as the dose was one of 15 graius. Whether she repoutod her folly or not is not clear; at all events she did not resist the efforts promptly made to save her life. While some of the kind hearted neighbors quickly prepared and ad ministered emetics in the form of salt water, white of eggs, &c. , others hur ried down town for medical help. The telephone as far as possible was bronght into play and in a very short time Dr. P. C. Newbaker was 011 the ground, followed a few miuutes later by Dr. Paulos. By that time the woman had been vomiting freely as the result of the emetics and tho physicians could not tell how much poison she had gotteu rid of. She was showing very little, if any, ill effects; however, specific rem edies woro administered. The woman, although very nervous was perfectly calm and collected during her ordeal. The doctors remained with her until convinced that tho time limit, had pass ed when fatal effect would be likely to ensue, if any poison remained in her system. By three o'clock they regard ed her out of all danger. There are three small children in the household and the sad event is not without several valuable lessons that should not pass uuheedod. G. A. R. District Meeting The following facts concerning the annual reunion of the Susquehanna district association G. A. K. are of general interest: — The executive committee of the as sociation has decided that the annual reunion for tho present year will be hold at Kdgewood park, Shamokin, 011 Thursday, August 2, 1906. Since last year a rain shed has been added sufficient to accommodate any number of persons, and a park theatre capable of seating more than a thou sand will bo the disposal of thoassocia tion. Coffeo will bo furnished to all com rades and their families free of charge. Ice and fuel freo to all. The Shamokin band and park or chestra will furnish music all day. Tho department commaudcr and his staff and tho department commander of the Sous of Veterans and several others will bo present. A business mooting will convene at 11 o'clock a. 111. Each post will elect two delegates to attend the meeting and they only with the officers are eligible to transact the business of the association. An oxcursiou train 011 tho Philadel phia and Heading R. R. will leave Danville at 8:05 a. 111. via Milton, Lewisburg, etc., taking fn all towns on the route. Returning will leave Shamokin at <> o'clock p. 111. arriving at Danville at 8 o'clock A cordial invitation is extended to all old soldiers and their friends, to the Women's Relief Corps, Sous of Veterans and to tho general public. Teachers on South Side. Tho school boards on tho South side have elected teachers for the ensuing year and have arranged to open school j 011 Tuesday, Septemoer 4th. In Gearhart township Miss Mary j Pfahler, who has filled the position very acceptably for several years, has been re-elected teacher of the gram mar school. Miss Blanche Campbell, who has also been doing very good work, was re-elected teacher of the primary department. B. P. liyan has been elected teacher of the school at Kipp's run. In Rivorsido borough, Mrs. E. VV. Young, who for some years past was at tho head of the primary depart ment, has been promoted and given the position of priucipal of tho grammar school. She is an experienced teacher ami will 110 doubt give perfect satis faction in Iter new position. Miss Blauche Riffel succeeds Mrs Young as teacher in the primary department of the Riverside school. Miss Bertha Snrver, of Montaudon, who was teacher of the Riverside I grammar school last year, has accepted a school in Milton. She is a highly successful teacher and achieved splendid results iu Riv erside but she did not apply for the school this year. Geuuine gratitude expresses itself by deeds, not words. SICK BY FLYINC TIBER As the rapidly moving D. L. & W. train was taking the mail from the "mail catcher" at Briarcreek yester day moruiug.the upper arm of the ap paratus broko aud weut crashing through a car window, striking aud seriously injuring Daniel Blizzard, of this citj, section foreman of the D. L. & NV. railroad.who was on his way to Berwick. The train leaving Danville at 7:of> o'clock in the morning does not stop at Briarcreek, but the mail from that place is taken aboard from a "mail catcher," an apparatus erected at the side of the track on which the mail sack is held ou an'extended arm. The upper arm is a heavy beam about eight l'eet in length. This became loose in some manner when the mail pouch was yanked off by the train, and the beam went crashing through a wiu dow of the smoking car just iu the rear of the mail aud baggage. Foreman Blizzard, with a gang of his section men from Danville is assisting in laying paving about the Berwick station, aud was seated in I the smoker at the time on his way to j I the work. The broken glass was sent j around him in a shower, and he was knocked over by tho flyiug timber, > sustaining a compound fracture of tho right arm, besides numerous cuts aud bruises about the i.oad and body Two largo gashes were cut iu his face by the glasH, one of them requiring a number of stiches to close. The injured man was taken onto Berwick where surgical assistance was given by Dr. Davis, after which he was brought back to this city on the noon train. Pretty Morning Wedding. A very pretty wedding took place Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic church,when Miss Ellie Mul len,daughter of Mrs. John Mullen aud John Mintzer, were united in matri niouy. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. L O'Reilly at 7 o'clock. Miss Katie Mullen, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor and Joseph Miutzer was best man. Alter tho ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride, aud the young couplo received the congratulations of their many frieuds. Miss Mullen was the recipient of many beautiful and useful gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Mintzer are among Danville's best known and highly esteemed young people. The groom is a moulder by trade and is employed in the Hooley <& Tierney foundry. Mr. and Mrs. Mintzer will reside on Wal nut street. Those from out of town who attend ed tho wedding were Mrs. John Mul len, of New York City; Mat and Miss Annie Froderick, of Pittston; Harry Mintzer and Georgo Wiugeubach, of Williamsport; Louis Mintzer, of Sha mokin. A Wonderful Dog. Harry Billmeyer, of Washiugtonville, has a pointer dog that is one of the brightest specimens of thecauiue fam ily to be found in this section of the State. It is not often that a pointer dog will display unusual intelligence further than the iustiuct to hunt, birds. This dog of Mr. Billmeyer's knows almost as much as a person. He seems to fully understand what is told him, and ho is never fouud wanting when tliere is work for him to do. One of his feats is the climbing of a high ladder, turning on any ruug that he is told to and descending with the agility of a man. His name is Robert. Mr. Billmeyer has refused offers rang ing from 200 up for the dog. Married in Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Bird, of Phil adelphia, are speuding a lew days at tho home of Mrs. Bird's pareuts, Mr. aud Mrs. Michael Driscoll, West Mnh oniug street. Mr. aud Mrs. Bird were married in Philadelphia on July 4th. The bride as Mrs. Margaret Williams was well known in Dauville before her marriage to Mr. Bird. The newly wedded couple arrived in Danville ou Monday night and during j the evening were given a rousing re ! ception by acallithunipian baud. Last | night the festivities continued at the | home of the brides' pareuts. The cou ! pie will reside iu Philadelphia. A Montour County Boy. i Arthur L. Crossley, son of A. D. Crossley, of West Hemlock township, : who last year was a teacher in the | public schools of Paterson, N. J., has been elected a teacher in the public ! schools of New York City. Mr. Cross ley was formerly a member of the faculty of the State Normal school at Bloomsburg, of which institution he is a graduate. In a couple of mouth's time A. D. Crossley, the father, along with others of the household, will re movoto New York, where they will reside witli Arthur. Mr. Crossley, who is still quite a youug mau, has made excelleut progress. That his ambition aud perseveriug efforts will be re warded with further advaucemeut does not admit of a doubt. President Eaton Here. Frederick Eatou, president of the American Car & Foundry compauy and Clark Eaton, assistaut to district manager of the Berwick district, were in Danville yesterday in the former's touring car. CONTRACTS AWARDED FORJLEANI The contracts for cleaning t he school buildings of the borough were award ed at a regular meeting of the school board Monday night. There were 14 bidders iu all, the proposals varying hut little. The cleaning of the var ious buildings was awarded as fol lows: First ward, Mrs. Frank Shclham mer. S4O; second ward, Mrs. Nancy Litterer, sl9; third ward, Mrs. Alice Miller,sli>. 75; fourth ward, Mrs. Mary liouusley, S2O; Welsh hill. Hannah Anderson, $4. The cleaning will not begin until after August 15th, so that the build ings will be clean and fresh when school opens. In all cases the work must meet with the approval of the school board. Mr. Fischer of the committee on buildiug and repairs in making his re port called attention to the woruout condition of the furnaces in the first ward school buildiug, which have been iu uso eighteen years. W. E. Bowyer, an expert who had been called to ex amine the furnaces, was present at the meeting aud on requost he explained what he thought of their condition. Without exception, he said, the fur naces are worn out and to attempt to repair them would be to expend money without anything like an adequate re turn. Ho recommended new furnaces. Several members of the board, who had examined the furnaces, concurred with Mr. Bowyer aud on motion it was decided to throw out the furnaces and to purchase new ones. The Dauville Stove & Manufactur ing company had been asked to state what it would replace tho furnaces for audit had presented a bid for heating apparatus. The company had agreed to install four No. 44 furnaces in the First ward school building for $575, | which it was stipulated, should in clude the tearing out of tho old fur naces aud doing all the brick work. On motion of Mr. Trumbower it.was ordered that the bid of the Danville Stove & Manufacturing company be accepted and that, it bo instructed to proceed with the tearing down of the old furnaces next week. On motion tho contract for painting the frame school building of the Fourth ward and for calciminiug in the other wards of the borough was awarded to William Mottern f0r598.50. The following members were pres ent: Burns, Orth, Swartz, 1 taring, Lutz, Fish, Fischer, Hciss, Trumbow er, Harpel and Purse I. Tho following bills wore approved for payment: Danville Stove & Mfg. Co . $ 8.82 Taxes on bonds 48.00 J. 11. Knst> (coal) 1127.33 St. Peter's Free of Debt. St. Peter's Methodist Episcopal church, Riverside, is now froo from debt. Tho money to liquidate the church's indebtedness, over $250, was all raised by the contributions receiv- ' ed at the two spocial service's held Sunday. The congregation of St. Peter's has ' been burdenod with a debt of $250 ever since the improvements wore made 011 the church property about four years ago. Recently it.was decided to enlist the aid of liov. R. 11. Gilbert, D. 1)., presiding elder of tho Dauville dis- j trict, iu an effort to raise the necos- 1 sary funds to pay the debt. Dr. Gilbert, proaclnd two sermons at St. Peter's 011 Sunday, as forceful aud as eloquent discourses as wore ever listened to in Riverside, and it was largely duo to Rov. Gilbert's skill ful manner in handling the affair that the outcome was so satisfactory. Tho News has been requested to con vey the thanks of the pastor and con grogatiou of St. Peter's to all who contributed. Third Conference With No Results Tho third judicial conference was held in the court, house at. Bloomsburg yesterday afternoon and again tho re sult was the same —two for Herring aud two for Harmau —and 110 nomina tion. The same conferees attended the meetiug, Vincent and Hoffman,of this city, for Herring aud Ikeler and Small, of Bloomsburg, for Harman. Five ballots were taken but 110 change iu the situation developed. The time for the next conference, which will he held iu Danville, was set for August 23rd. By that time some agreement will be reached or else both candidates will take out uomiiia tion papers and a three-cornered fight, will be the result. There are rumors afloat of a com promise between Messrs Herring and Harmau. Credit is lent, to tho report ed agreement between the candidates by the fact that Mr. Harmau met Mr. Herring by appointment at the hitter's i home in Bloomsburg Tuesday evening. I Although nothing that passed at the meetiug was given out for publication, the mere fact of the candidates being iu private consultation indicates clear ly that a better understanding exists between the two men. Flesh Stripped From Fingers. I Paul Kitchen, son of John Kitchen, Frosty valley, met with a painful ac cident Tuesday, when his right hand was caught in the machinery while uuloadiug hay in the barn, the flesh being stripped from the fingers. Dr. Montgomery was summoned aud dressed the injuries. Amputation will not be necessary,but it is thought that the fingers wiil always be stiff. NO 44 CONY F HAS CONE TO CAMP Company F, 12th regiment, N. G. P., left for Gettysburg Friday on tlio 12:10 Pennsylvania train. Its de parture occasioned the usual ripple of excitement in town and the guards men were viewed by a large number of people as they marched up Mill street from the armory and tramped over the river bridge in marching ord er. The guardsmen were disappointed in the matter of music and at the last moment, found that they would have to march to ti e station without any music to cheer and outhuse them. They proved, howevor, that they were good soldiers even without the influ ence of martial strains and under Cap tain J. 1?. Gearhart and Lieutenants Holloway and Keefer, they marched across the bridge like true veterans never once losing step or falliug out of line. Company F was accompanied by Major O. P. Goarhart and Dr. Camer on Shultz, assistant surgeon of the Twelfth Regiment, who side by side occupied the sidewalk 011 the march across the bridge. Reaching South Danville the guardsmen marched past the station to a point down below the freight houso, where a special car on the siding awaited theui. Here a large number of ladies, wives, sweethearts and others, had assembled to see the s.ildiors oil". The train was nearly half an hour late and thero was plenty of time for farewells. As soon as the soldiers entered the car they were permitted to take off their knapsacks, which afforded them much relief. With mercury near the ninety mark the hour or so's prepar (ions in the stifling air of the amorv and tho march to the station iiad giv en the guardsmen a brief foretaste of what may be iu store for them duriug t he week at camp should tho same de gree of heat, continue. More Trouble in Columbia. House cloauiug continues merrily iu our neighboring county of Columbia. This time it is the county commis sioners who have taken up the mop, and it. is their expressed intention to find out why $03,798 was paid for a river bridgo at. MilTliuville, when as yet no bridge spans tho stream. It will be remembered that the MilTliuville bridge was iu course of construction when tho groat Hood of ll>o2 destroyed it. Nevertheless the hill for the above amount rendered by Charles JI. Reimard, tho contractor, was paid by tho hoard then in office. The present board has instructed its solicitor, \V. H. Rhawu, to prepare an appeal to have oponed the reports of the the Columbia couuty auditors for the years 1002, 1903, 1904 aud 1905. Tho position of tho board is that the action of tho former commissioners in paying for the construction of the Mifflinville bridgo was illegal, there being no clause in tho contract enter ed into with Charles II Reimard which exonerated him from finishing the bridge before he received payment for tho structure. Birthday Surprise Party. A pleasant birthday surprise party was given James McCracken, of Val ley township, yesterday in honor of his <»9th Ijirthday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McCracken, Rev. C. I). Lerch, Mrs. John Long, Misses Nora and Carrie Long, Mrs. Rebecca Sweeney, Viola Sweeney,Mr. aud Mrs. Thos. Mills and son James, Mr. aud Mrs. Simon Moser, Mr. Samuel Kest er, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bechtel and son Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Robin son and daughtor Grace, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bennett, sons Wesley aud Ernest, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Confer and daughter Louise, Mr. and Mrs. Steinnian, Ruth and Alexander Steiu -111 an, Mrs Art Fry and sou Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Phile, John, William, Maggie and Emma Phile, Mrs Peter Moser, Mr. aud Mrs. Ellas Williams and sons David,Elias,Jr.,and Sulwyu, Mrs. Annie Benuett.Miss Jeuuie Moy er, Mrs. E. .1. Beyer, Mrs. J. A. Mer rell and daughter Mary, Mr. aud Mrs. Evan Davis. Death of Hrs. Jackson Emmitt. Mrs. Jackson Emmitt-,of Frostv val ley, died Monday morning at four o'clock, after an illness of about three months' duration. She was aged 72 years. 111 May Mrs. Emmitt suffered a par alytic stroke, and it was the effects of this that, caused her death. She is sur vived by her husband aud two sons, Frank and Wellington. Sho also had five grand children. Mrs. Emmitt was one of the last representatives of one of Montour county's oldest families. She was the youngest of the twelve children of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Crossley whose home stead in Valley township is now oc cupied by Jacob Goarhart. Of the twelve children but one now survives. Thomas Crossley, who liven on the farm adjoining Mr. Gearhart's place. VISITED DANVILLE. For tho first, time in several mouths Charles Chalfaut, the strickeu attor ney, paid Danville a visit on Monday and was joyously roceived by his old frieuds ami associates. He came over from his home 011 the southside in one of the busses and had no difficulty eith er in getting in or alighting from the vohiclo. Ho is steadily improving.