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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
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
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
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)
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
It is tho intoutiou next fall to in
stall a number of new features and im
provemouts in the physicial culture
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.

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