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VOLUME 77. RIMS USI F; REIN FARMERS "The poultry product puts about #15,000,000 annually iuto tlio pockets of Pennsylvania farmers; but when it is known that the Stato of Pennsyl vania cousunm five times as much poultry and eggs ns it produces, it ho comes necessarv for us to devote some time and thought to poultry conditions aud prospects in our Commonwealth." The above is the opening announce ment in a bulletin just issued by the State department of agriculture with a view to stimulating interest in the poultry business in Pennsylvania. This document,prepared by T. k. Orr, of Boaver, shows that many millions of dollars might be added to the reven ues of the farmers of this State through the production of eggs and poultry. Six State.-; west of Pennsylvania sur pass it in the products of the hen, Ohio aud lowa leading with $20,000,000 worth each. Yet Pennsylvania has more individual land owners than eith er of these Stales—almost every plot being capable of yardiug aud feeding a few hens. "There is a single wholesale grocer in Pittsburg," says the department bulletin, "who handles an average daily of 800 cases of eggs of 80 dozen each. He pays out for these eggs about half a million dollars a year. How many Pennsylvania farmers particip ate in this handsome sum of money? Not one. Kvery egg that this man handles comes from Indiana, where careful buyers gather them from the farmers. Ho says: 'The farmers of Western Pennsylvania do not produce enough eggs especially in winter, for me to bother with. Of course,l would rather buy home eggs, but I must buy from people who have eggs to sell.' "The above-named egg buyer pays good prices. Ho handles fresh eggs only. He has no use for storage eggs. He would pav higher prices if be could get a constant supply of nearby fresh eggs. From September 1 to March 1, a period of six months, the wholesale Pittsburg prices will average 30 cents per dozen for strictly first-class eggs. "It has been demonstrated again aud again that tlio man who can pro duce eggs at all in this district in these six mouths does so at a food cost of not over 10 cents per dozen. In what other line of animal industry eau one find a larger margin to pay for the labor aud interest on the cost of in vestment? '' Eastern Pennsylvania demands even a better quality of poultry and eggs at till higher prices. The better class residents of Philadelphia and New York are each year becoming more fast idious as to the quality of the pro ducts they consume, ami less care ful as to the prices thoy pay, pro vided the quality is above reproach. Not only in the two cities nameil, but ill a dozen smaller cities are people who contract for their eggs six months at 80 cents a dozen and six months at 45 cents, just to be sure thcv get eggs that are strictly first-class. "In every town of 5,000 population or larger are people who would be glad to pay close to the above-named prices, provided they could be suro of getting a regular supply between Sept ember and March. Pennsylvania is furnishing a con stantly increasing demand for more table poultry of first, quality, "lie has ouly to loiter around some of our com mission houses to learn that most of the dressed poultry consigned will not. rank above third-class ; that first class poultry sells more rapidly and for twice as much as poultry that grades ouly third-class." The bulletin states that the greatest obstacle that now stands in the way of profits from poultry on Pennsyl vania farms seem to the writer to be properly classified under the following headings: Mixeil Hocks, poor houses, injudicious feeding and careless mark eting. " The bulletin contains a vast amount of practical information as to the best methods of conducting the poultry business. r\rs. Halady's Funeral. The fuueral of Mrs. Charles Malady, ! who died at Hotel Baldy. Thursday, took place on Saturday. The remains were taken to Milton on the 14:10 Pennsylvania train after a short ser vice at the Baldy Mouse, conducted by the Rev. M. K Foster. The body was accompanied to Milton by Charles Malady,husband of the deceased, Mrs. Samuel Boyer, of Plymouth; Mr and Mrs. Jonn Wilhelm, Mr. and Mrs. Keefer, Mrs. David Rishel and son George, Mrs. Jennie Mills, Mrs. -Re becca Clark and W. C. Williams. Fell From Engine. Engineer George W. Keefer, of Sun bury, had a very narrow escape from being killed while out on the road making a trip 011 Sunday. While standing on the ruuning board of his engine, which was running at a rapid rate of speed, he fell oIT at a point near Roaring Creek. Luckily no bones were brokcu but he was so badly bruis ed and shakcu up that it will be sev eral days before he will be able to ro port for duty. The juvenile burglar stars out to make the journey of life with a very serious handicap. It is always possible for him to reform and to lead a good life, but the memory of his youthful blunders will becloud his entire fu ture. AT 1 HOUSE | I OF REFUGE ' Sheriff George Maiers.who comluct- I oil Daniel Candy to the house of rof ugo last week, on his return, Satur day, gave an interesting description of the institution, which will provo a revelation to many of our readerß, who had preconceived of a much more re pellent place. The house of refuge where Daniel Canity was taken is situated at Glen Mills, twenty miles out from Phila delphia, toward Wost Chester. On the way there the sheriff and his charge wore obliged to spend half au hour in Philadelphia. Tlio short sojourn in the metropolis afforded the boy a new experience. He was half terrified with the tumult of business and traffic aud while dodging the street cars, the automobiles and tlio hundreds of vehicles he seized hold of the sheriff with a tight grip. Ho was much im pressed with the statue of "Billy" Poun on the tower of city hall and tlio sheriff was kept busy answering ques tions. The"house of refuge" is in reality a farm of 556 aeres, occupying ono of tlio most beautiful sitos in the coun try. After leaving tlio cars the visit or climbs a hill and there two hun dred feet above tlio railroad the broad acres with the beautiful and imposing buildings sproad out before the oyo. Tlioro is nothing to suggest a dingy prison liouso onclosod with frowning walls; on the contrary the blue sky, the broad fiolds and tlio growing crops —the busy scene presented whero over six hundred boys are working out their destiny, carries with it the suggestion of freedom and contentment rather than the harsh idea of restraint and punishment. To be exact thero are just 68(» boys at the institution apparently botweou the ages of Bor 10 and 10. That the boys are under firm discipline there is no doubt, but every offcrt is made to make life" pleasant for thorn and to win them over to the hotter life by the strength of beautiful examples, by tender treatment and kind counsel Thus whatever spark of goodnoss re mains in the little follows is develop ed, while tlio propensities toward evil are held in check,so that by and by it becomes a habit with the most of them to bo respectful, truthful and law abiding. No difficulty whatever is ex perienced in keeping the boys at tlio institutiou aud a large number of per mauout reforms are effected. The work on the farm is done by i the boys, who are also taught useful trades. Many of the buildings wore ( erected by the inmates. Thero is a s3hool at the institution aud a portion of each day must be spent in study under competent teachers. Neither is religious training neglected. Prom in - ont among tlio buildings is a largo ! church where each boy every Sunday i must attend worship. At 7 :30 thero is mass for those of the Catholic faith; ; at 10 o'clock there is servieo for the Protestants, while the afternoon is set apart for tliOHo of the Jewish faith. The boys arc required togo to bed j each night at 8 o'clock and to arise at t't a. m. Relieving that a clean, well nourished, well developed body is in separable from a well balanced mind and proper moral conceptions the phy sical welfare of the inmates is very closely looked after. They are given the best cooked and most nourishing I food. As the first thing upon arising in I the morning each boy is required to take a shower bath, while the most striking building is a gymnasium, ap- I proxi mately iiOO feetfiu length, which cost $50,000. It contains a swimming pool and in winter is heated with steam. Sheriff Maiors was impressed with | the contentment shown by the boya | and the fidelity and the willingness ' with which they seemed to perform their tasks. lie could readily under stand why none of them wished to run away. Evon Daniel Candy seemed tc catch tho idea that, iu some way lie was to he benefitted and offered no ob ject ions whatever when the slieritt left, but remained behind in the best of spirits. Republican Committee. The following Republican count j committee was appointed at the recent Republican county convention held in the courthouse, this city : Anthony township—Myers Hitler, Ottawa; Sylvester Pursel,White Hall. Cooper township,—John F. Krum R. F. 1). No. 4; Alonzo Manser,Grov auia. Perry township—H. A. Sndyer, P. E. Mourer, Strawberry Ridge. Danville, first ward—F. G. Schoch \y. V. Oglesby; second ward—liarr) Woodside, William lies; third ward— O. F. Young, Seth Lormer; fourtl ward—Alex. Foster, John Morrall. Liberty township—W. G. Ford Charles Stahl, Mooresburif. \ Limestone township—-O. W. Perr.J I Miles Derr, Milton R. F. D. No. 1. Mahoning township—Edward White R. F. 1). No. i; W. W. Diehl, Bloon road. Valley township—P. E. Maus, R. J D. No. 2; William Gethiug, R. F D No. 4. West Hemlock township—Matthev ) Maus, R. F. D. No. ; 11. E. Sandol 7 R. F. D. No. 4. 3 Wasliingtoiivillo—John Heberlinp i George W. Cromis. Alcohol is no man's friend and mot men's enemy. -rUEDOED BUT TO TBUTH, TO LIBKSTT AKI UW-W> BATOB BWATB \JU AD WO HO >UU Aw»* DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 190 C». SCHOOL BORRR PATS OFF siooo en: At a meetiug Monday evouing the school hoard took decisive action to break up the bad practice of congreg ating about the school buildings at night, which is indulged in by unruly boys. The matter was brought up at tlio previous meetiug audit was ordered that the attention of the police bo call ed to tlio matter. Last night Mr. Fischer reported that there was no ahatemout ill the nuisance, which is becoming worse as time wears on. In the Fourth ward aud on Welsh hill, especially, frequently until half past 11 o'clock at night the school grounds are the scenes of such disorder as to j make a residence in that vicinity un desirable. Tlio nuisauce became so flagrant that ho did not consider it ad visable to wait for the regular meet- | iug but had authorized Constable W. j E. Young to visit tlio spot at night and arrest the first offender found thero. Mr. Fischer's action in author izing arrests met the approval of the board and on motion it was ordered that ho bo sustained. The board feels confident that arrests will follow and that the bad practice will be broken up. The committee reported the repairs authorized iu each of the wards as progressing nicely. The members from the different wards called attention to some additional repairs which ill cncli instance wero authorized. Mr. Trumbower called attention to the advisability of purchasing lead pencil sharpeners for tlio schools aud said he thought ono should bo purchas ed for oacli ward. The matter was dis cussed at some length, when on mo tion of Mr. Fischer tlio committee 011 supplies was requested to examine the different kinds of lead pencil sharpen ers aud report a? to their relative merits at the next meetiug. On motion of Mr. Pursel it was ord ered that'' Petors' Modern Chemistry'' 110 adopted for use iu the schools. On motion of Mr. Pnrsol it was ord ered that the borough superintendent instruct the teachers of the sixth grade who teach history to be present at a joint session with the board at the next regular meetiug on the 27th. inst , for the purpose of considering the change of text books on history. Treasurer Schrani preseuted a state ment of finances to date, which show ed a balance on hand of $4281.76. The school board has paid off bonds to the amount of 0110 thousand dollars. This fact is pointed to with pride as a justification of the slight advance in the tax rate. 011 motion of Mr. Ortli it was order ed that the same rate of tuition be charged non-resident pupils ; also that the same method of collection be em ployed as formerly. The following members were pres ent : Burns, Ortli, Swartz, Pursol, Fischer, Hoiss, Trumbower, Lutz and Harpel The following bills were ordered paid: Erwiu Hunter $3.0( Standard Gas Oo .*Bf O. L. Kggert I.W Morning News 1.5( Freight and drayage 2.81 Interest on bonds.. 1 r>O.CK nauser Family Reunion. The Mauser family ronniou was held at Ridgeviile yesterday aud attracted the usual large assemblage. It is esti mated that nearly five hundred persont were presout. The reunion was held at the Ridge ville church. The festivities took place in the grove outside, while a short sor vico, which always accompanies the reunion,was held in the church,wlieic the addresses were also delivered. The service was conducted by Kev. O.'D. Lerch, while two addresses, appropri ate to the event, were delivered bj Kev. Joseph E. Guy, of Shiloli Re formed church and Rev. Fritch.pastoi of St. John's Lutheran church. After the addresses an election wae held, which resulted in the choice ol Aaron Mauser as president; Michael Manser, vico president; aud William Wertmau, secretary anil treasurer. It was decided to hold the next re union at the same place, on the third Wednesday of August, 1907. The Kosteubauder reunion,hold in the grove at Rupert yesterday,also brought out a very large crowd. Among oth ers from this county who attendee! wore George W. Roat and wife, ol Danville. Married at Philadelphia. Tho luarriago of Miss Margaret A, Reesor, e>f Mausdale, to Charles S. Matz-uer, of Philadelphia, was soleni nizod at tho latter place in St. Houan veutuer's church. The ceremony wai performed by Rev. Father Hirshmey or. Miss Jennie Reeser, sister of the bride was maid of honor and Tliomai O'Breiu was groomsman. The bridi was attired in white and carried white roses. Tho maid also woro white am carriod pink roses. following the ceromony a receptior was tondored the couplo at tho liomi of Mrs. Arthur Heymann, sister o the bride. The opeuing of the City hotel uuelo the new management of J. P. Bucl took placo yesterday. The affair last ed all day and the now proprietor est ablished a reputation for hospitality. Iu the evening Fetterinan's orcliestri furnished excellent music. About b o'clock a Hue chicken supper was serv ed to a large number of invited guests DIES SUDDENLY OF HEART DISEASE Albort Girton, a woll known farmer residing about three miles this side of .Terseytowu, died very suddenly of heart disease yestorday aftoruoou. The lifoloss body of Mr. Girton was found oil the porch by his sou, Fred, about 8 :B<> o'elock. Mr. Girtou's death came as a great shock to bis many friends and to his family. About 10 minutes boforo his body was found oil the porch he had been at the barn where his son was working. The deceased was BO years of age on the 24th of July. Ho was the son of Wesley Girton and a native of this county having been born at Kaseville. Mr. Girton was a veteran of the civil war and a membor of the Madison Baptist church. He is survived by his mother, his wife and Ave sons, Baymond, of Bloomsburg; Frederick, Archibald, Otto and llobert, all of whom reside at home. Mrs. Daniel Williams and Charles Girton, of Madison township, Columbia county, aro sister and broth er of the decoased. The funeral will tano placo Satur day, meeting at the home at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Kev. K. 11. Muuro will conduct the services. Interment at White Hall. Special Heeling of Council. A special meeting of council as re quired by law was held last night to hear any objections that might be of fered to the paving proposition relat ing to North Mill street. No one ap peared, however, and so far as objec tions aro concerned there is nothing to stand in the way of the improve ment. Another matter developed, however, which it was icared, might lead to some complications. Secretary Patton read a letter from State Highway Commissioner Hunter, which explained that a misunderstanding existed be tw'oen the borough of Danville and the State highway department—that the State would not pay for the paving of three-fourths of 20 feet in width, as seemed to bo the impression of council, but only three-fourths of Its feet. This was wholly different from what had been ail along represented to the borough by representatives of the Stato highway department, and that it caused surprise is putting it very mildly. Conucil had figured on paying for the paving of about one half of the stroot, the width loft after the fiftoeu feet paved by the State was deducted,but now with the State pay ing for only twelve feet the borough would have to meet the cost of paving twenty feet. Tlie matter was discussed at length, when iu view of the bad condition of North Mill street, it seeiuod to bo the sense ofall that the work should go on as planned,notwithstanding the in crease of cost. The communication from the Stnto highway commissioner was therefore accepted and ordered spread on the minutes. On motion of Mr. Boyer it was ord ered that the standing of council iu conjunction with the bor ough solicitor should prepare and re port to council for its official and fin al consideration at its next meoting the proposed ordinance relating to the paving and macadamizing of North Mill street. A Small Boy's Affliction. Thomas, the fivo-year-old son of Ed ward Sliultz, of noar Boyd's station, who bad tho misfortune to break his arm three weeks ago yesterday, is doubly afflicted, as he mot with an othor accident Tuesday night in which he sustained a fractured log. Littlo Thomas was playing tag with his brother and was running to get. offt of the way when he tripped over some obstacle. With his broken arm iu a sling be was unable to save himself mid ho foil upon the ground,while his brother who was clone 011 his heels was uuable to stop ami fell prostrato upon liini. In the mixup Thomas' loft leg was broken above the knee. Ho was carried to the house and Dr. Oamorou Slmltz of this city was called,who set the broken bono. Tho little boy as his arm improved was beginning to enjoy his freedom and was running around with much delight, but now as the result of his second accident ho is helpless enough and it will bo many weeks before he will be able to move about. Evans Named in Conference. Hon. Charles C. Evans was unanim ously nominated for president judge of this district by the Republican cou forees of Columbia aud Montour coun ties, Sacurday afternoon in the Colum bia county courthouse, at Bloomsburg, whoro tho conference was hold. There wero present, at the meeting the fol lowing conferees, James Foster, H. M. Schoch, of Montour county and J. C. Brown, C. E. Kreishor, and J. H. Christian of Columbia county. The conference wasorgauized by the election of Hon. James Foster presi dent and C. E. Kreishor aud J. C. Brown, secretaries. As .Tames Scarlet, Esq., of this county, was unavoidably absent the Montour conferees were authorized to cast his vote. The nomination of Hon. Charles C. Evans,of Berwick, for president jtidgf of the 2tit.li judicial district was made by acclamation, unanimously. Tli meeting was then adjourned. SMB. iiiITED rain The Republican conferees of tlie six- , teeutli judicial district held tlioir con ference iu this city Tuesday aud unan imously uomiuated Dr. E. W. Samuel, ' of Mt. Oarmel, as candidate for cou- J gressmau. The meeting was held at the Mon- | tour house. The hour set for meeting was 11 o'clock, but the conferees from 1 Sullivan couuty uot being able to get to Danville until tho arrival of the 11:2ii P. & R. traiu it was necessary to postpone tho conference. .It was 11 :4.-) o'clock bufore tho conferees went into session. Tho nomination was soon 1 <nado. J. H. Catterall, of Berwick, was chosen chairman of tho conference. i Ralph Kisner, Ksq., of this city, and Jacob Wagner, of Watsoutown, were ! elected secretaries. A roll of conferees was called, when tho following re sponded to their names: Montour county—T. J. Price, Ralph Kisner, Ksq., aud J. W. Farnsworth. Columbia couuty—\V. O. Holmes and J. O. Millard, of Bloomsburg i J. H. Catterall, of Berwick, and Dr. J. M. Gwiuuor, of Centralia. Northumberland county —D. E. Sinister, Shamokin; W. R. Lord, Mt. Oarmel; C. L. Kremer, Suubury; Ja cob Wagnor, Watsontowu; Dr. 15. L. Kerschuer, Dalmatia. Sullivan county —H. W. Osier, Beruice: Dr. J. H. Davies. Forksville. Will Pass Through Sunbury. The new trunk lino from New York to Chicago, to bo built at a cost |150,- 000,000, the merger papers for which will be filed at the State department Harrisburg this weok, will uot toucli Philadelphia, but will go through tho northern part of Pennsylvania. East of Pittsburg. The roail will touch at the following towns iu Pennsylvania: Freeport, Leechburg, South Bend, Shelocta, Oherrytree, Irvoua, Dix, Loveville, Pine Grove Mills, Shingle ton, Tusseyville, Cobum.New Berlin, Northumberland, Sunbury, Ashland, Mahnnoy City, Tamaqua, Allentowu and Eastou. Preliminary work will be begun this fall 011 the line to Now York and actual grading will begin in the spring. The line west will be started as soon as the Pittsbnrg-Now York line is com pleted. The surveys west are uot final, and the promoters expect to lowor the grade further and to shorten tho dist ance before tho road is laid out. The road to New York has boon surveyed three times. The foreign syndicate will build the road aud turn it over complete to tho New York, Pittsburg aud Chicago Air Line, which will be capitalized at first at *1,000,000. Tho routo west of Penn sylvania is to be kept secret, but it is stated positively that tho Lorain,Ash tabula and Southern railroad, which is now neariug completion, will be one of tho many feedors in tho wost. .Tames Ramsey, former presidout of tho Wabash,who is now iu New York, issuod the following signed statement relative to the new project: " Wo expect to make a start this'fall and begin work next spriug.hopiug to coniploto tho lino between Pittsburg and New York within throe years. "Tho lino is not merely a prelimin ary survey, but a filial location that lias been revised three times. Three corps of engineers have boeu busy for three years. It is the best possible short low grado line to be had through Pennsylvania between Pittsburg aud New York. "The extension of the road to Chi cago from Pittsburg will be taken up when tho line oast to New York is completed." Suubury aud tho country thereabouts is much exorcisod over tho announce ment that the new lino will pass through that town, as it is considered to be a solutiou of the recent myster ious largo laud purchases between Suubury anil Seliusgrovo. Steel Cars. The most important improvement in railroading that has beon made for many years is announced iu the decis ion of the Pennsylvania railroad to procure as rapidly as possiblo a thou sand stool passeuger cars, bosidos fivo hundred stool Pullman cars.This marks tho beginning of the end of the car that goes to pieces when it rolls over, which crushed like an egg shell in a collision and which takos firo from its own light. Of course it will tako time to complete tho change. Chas. Stelgmaler Dead. Word has been received at Wilkeß- Barre that Charlos Stoiimaier, the woalthy brewer of that city, diod at Los Angeles, Cal. ,of general debility. He was 85 years of ago. Mr. Stogmaier camo to this country from Germany in 183«. He was identified with many enterprises in and about Wilkos-Barro, and leaves an "state valued at $4,000,- 000. At Billmeyer's Park. A party of young people from Rush town spoilt a very enjoyable day at Billmoyer's park on Saturday. Those present wore : The Misses Mary aud Ruth Campbell, the Misses Esther and Verna Euterliue.Johii Moore, Clement Oberdorf, Charles Laurey aud John D. Mettler. Signs of autumn are already making themselves manifest in the displa; windows. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS Irlanri Laushe, of Lewisburg, anil Froil Whitmore, of Pottßville, spent Sunday with friends in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Paring, of Washington, D. C., are visiting their son, D. E. liaring, Graud street. George Steinbrenner, of Wilkes- Barre, was tho guest over Sunday of relatives in this city. Miss Edna Evans, of Oxford, is the guest of Miss Julia Argrave. Goorge Maiors, of Shamokin, spent Sunday with friends in this city. Stewart Good,of Scriuiton, is a guest at the homo of Edward Wetzel, Front street. Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Williams have returnod from a visit at Bedford Springs. Miss Maud Thompson, of Philadel phia, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Kichard Hullihen, Mill street. Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Giffen, of Philadelphia, are visiting at the home of Edward Wetzel, Front stroet. Miss Martha Hussi'll returned yes terday from a trip to Atlautic City. Mr. and Mrs. Reese Edmondson ro turned yesterday from a visit at At lantic City. Miss Jennie Harris, of Youngstown, Ohio, is visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs. T. J. Price, East Market street. Mrs. Samuel Bailey and sou George returnod yesterday frcxu a visit with friends in Pittston. Master Edward Jennings and Miss Henrietta Jenniugs returned yesterday from a visit with their aunt, Miss Henrietta Lyon, Williamsport. Miss Marjory Voris, of Scrauton, spent yesterday in this city as a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Voris, Ferry stroet. Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Copperfield, of Philadelphia, will arrive today for a visit with Mrs. Emma Pease and G. F. Smith, Mill street. A festival will ho held on Saturday evening at Loug's church for tlio bene fit of tho minister. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howe returnod last evening from a trip to Atlautic City. William Jenkins loft yostorday morn ing to enter the Soldiers' home at Hampton, Virgiuia. John H. Hunt transacted bnsiness in Suubury yesterday. Robort Mellon and Josoph Fetters left yesterday morning for Sunbury where they have accepted positions. Mrs. W. F. Pattisou returned to Holmesburg yesterday morning aftor an extended visit at tho homo of Mr and Mrs. William G. Kramer, West Mahoning street. Miss Bortha Kramor returned to Holmesburg yesterday after a visit at tho home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William G. Kramer. Mrs. Martha Keener and Miss Tillie Keener will spend today witli friends in Suubury. Mr. aud Mrs. Harry Pope aud daugh ter, of Bristol, who are visiting at the homo of Mrs. Pope's parents, Mr. aud Mrs. Daniel Motteru, East Market street, spent yesterday in Suubury as tho guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Rog ers. Miss Mary Lyou, of Kliuesgrove, is the guest of the Misses Elizabeth aud Verua Keeil, Mowroy street. Frank Froeze. of Philadelphia, is visitiug at the home of his mother, Mrs. Oliver Johnson, Factory street. Mrs. Emma A. Woods aud sister, Mrs. Ella Hote, of Philadelphia, aro visitiug friends iu Benton. Mrs. Robert Paugh, Jr., is spending a few days iu Berwick this week. D. D. Williams was a Suubury vis itor yesterday. Mrs. Porry Bennett and daughter re turned to Suubury yesterday after a visit at the homes of Elmer Sidler aud G. W. Bennett iu Frosty Valley. Thomas G. Vincent left yesterday for a trip to Lewistown aud Harris burg. Mrs. Charles N. Kiglit returued yesterday to San Autonio, Texas, after mi extended visit with relatives in this vicinity. Miss Edna Evans, of Oxford, who has been visitiug Miss Julia Argrave, left yestorday for a visit with frieuds in Lancaster. Emanuel Hagcubach, of Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, is visitiug his uephews, Frank aud John Dotwiler.Lowor Mul berry street. William Foster, of Lewisburg, was a business visitor in this city yester day. X. P. Lodnc was a Williamsport vis itor yesterday. Clarence Cromley has returned to Burnham after a visit with his family ou Vine stroet. Camping Party. A party of young people, chaperon ed by Mr. aud Mrs. Arthur Lawreuce, left yestorday morning for a ten day's camping outing at Forks near Benton, Columbia county. In the party were Misses Sophia Krum, Mae James, Luln and Carrie Horton, Margaret Evans, Mary Pegg of this city, Sara Lawrence, of Maus dale aud Maine rioffuian of Northum berland. Messrs. Frank Garrow, Dav id Evans, Theodore Hortou, Charles Wilson aud Harry Lawrence. JOINT MEETING OF COMISSIERS Tlie county commissioners of Mon tour and Northumberland counties will hold a joint meeting at the court house at Sunbury on Friday to take action on the stringing of telephone and other wires over the river bridge at this place. The Standard electric light com pany, the Bell and the United Tele phone companies all claim they have permission to carry their wires over the bridge, which, it appears, is not disputed. The crew of the United Telephone company, who began work on the wires Tuesday, were held up, but objection is not to crossing the bridge overhead, but merely to the method employed in carrying the wiros. On each span,pro jecting soino eight or ten feet abovo the iron work at its highest point two uprights are adjusted, on which it is planned to attach two or more cross arms sufficient to carry thirty wires. Tho baro upright posts, themselves, it is urged, deface the bridge very much, while those who picture in their fancy what the entire system of cross arms and wiros carried above the iron work would look like see grave reason for objecting. Edward S. Gearhart. county solicit or, is among those who think that the appearance of the bridge would be very badly spoiled if the wiros were raised overhead as proposed. He ac cordingly prevailed upon the foreman of tho construction crew to suspend work until he could obtain an expres sion of opinion from the two boards of county commissioners, who are re sponsible for the bridge. Pursuant to this ho arranged for the joint mooting to be held at Sunbury Friday, when the telephouo company will be given permission to proceed with the work as planned or be obliged to devise some plan for laying the cross arms flat on the iron work overhead, as the electric light and the Bell companies have done. Big Maple Tree Cut Down. The large maple tree on Church street, which for a generation or moro has been a land mark in the borough, was cut down yesterday. Tho tree stood in front of the property of Mrs. Emanuel Sldler between Walnut and Church streets and had bogun to en croach upon the sidewalk. It was a giant, being about four feet over the stump and high in proportion. It show ed evidences of decaying near the ground and in view of its onormous height it was a question whether it was wholly safe. Altogether it was deemed best to remove the tree and yesterday morning it was cut down. No one is able to say just how old the big maple tree may bo. but men well on in life say that when they were boys the tree stood on tho spot and appeared just about the same as it did when cut down. The treo afforded a good deal of shade and it will no doubt be much missed and the spot will appear very odd without it. The stump, which is nearly as big a proposition as the tree, will next have to be extracted, as it stands on the side of the pavement and lea res but little space for pedestrians. A WONDERFUL POTATO. Joseph Snyder, of No. 212 (irand street, yesterday morning hailed a News representative, with the rather odd query: "Did you ever see a potato with an eye." The answer, of course was in the affirmative, when Mr. Sny der proceeded to propound a harder question : "Did you ever see a potato with a tooth?" No ready response following and the man not wishing to appear trifling he drew from his pocket a small potato that had grown around and firmly em braced the roots of a large and well developed human molar. That the tooth had belonged to a human being there seemed to be but little doubt and al together the potato and the tooth form ed a great curiosity. Diseased Eye Extracted. Mrs. J. W. Loroman, of Mavberry township, yesterday underwent a very painful operation, which was nothing less than the removal of one of her eyes. For many months Mrs. Loremau suffered intensely from a diseased con dition of tho eye known as glaucoma. The disease is considered incurable and there was no other means of relief than to extract the eye. The operation was performed yester day afternoon by Dr. Cameron Shnltz of this city and Dr. J. J. Brown of Bloomsburg at the home of Mrs. Ed ward Hummer, sister of Mrs. Lore man, Soutli Dauvillo. At last ac counts the patient was doing very well. FUN BEFORE IT'S OVER. The campaign for the fall elections has hardly more than fairly opened, and as yet the political atmosphere, locally speaking, is to tho casual ob server quite clear. Tliore is, howevor, nearly every indication that before the voters settle the matter in November some good,hard battles will have been fought in the political arena of Mon tour county. Mr. Rockefeller says he thinks new paper mon, and even magazine writ ers, are charming. Considering whas some of 'em have said of him, this it clear proof that they've underestimat ed his charitableness, at any rate. NO 47 ML HUE urn James Scarlet, Esq., of this City, lias been selected by Dairy and Food Commißsiouor Warren to prosecute for the State milk dealers who sold milk doped with formaldehyde to the na tional guard at Gettysburg during the recent encampment. Mr. Scarlet yesterday reoeived a let ter from Dr. Warren notifying him that lie iiad been selected to prosecute in conjunction with A. 11. Woodward Esq.,of Clearfield county,certain milk dealers in Adams county in Septem ber, who aro charged as above stated. Special Agent James Fount, of Al toona.on Tuesday was directed by Dr. Warren to prosecute the Adams county milk dealers guilty of using formal dehyde. In all sixteen samples of milk doctored witli this drug were ob tained during the encampment. These milk cases will all be tried at the Sep tember term of court in Adams coun ty. The two attorneys who will rep resent the Commonwealth are the lead ing criminal lawyers of the State. The cases are attracting a great deal of In terest, but no where will the progress and the outcome of the trials be watoh ed with greater interest than in this section where Mr. Scarlet is so widely known aud his talents are so well appreciated. Food Commissioner Warren is also after the candy manufacturers and dealers. On Tuesday he ordered over fifty prosecutions in different parts of the State for sale of adulterated can dies, especially suclr as are heavily chargod with sulphur-dioxide or sul phites. Fines aud costs Tuesday were deposited in the State treasury from a number of candy cases recently pros ecuted by special agent R. M Sim mers in several counties in this part of the Stato. Election For Directors. An election of directors of the Y. M. C. A. to serve for the ensuing term will be held in Association build ing on Tuesday ovening, August 31, between the hours of 7 aud 9. The following persons, tweuty-flve in uumber representing the different churches, have been named for direc tors and from this list the fifteen re quired will be chosen. The persons named aro as follows : Mahoning Presbyterian church H. B. Slmltz, W. W. Gulick, Walter Russell, Amos Vastine, J. B. Watson. Grove Presbyterian church— M. G Yonugmau, W. L. McOlure, A. H Grone. Methodist Episcopal churches- William A. Sechler, Will G. Brown, B. W. Mussolman, J. W. Lore, O. R. Shilling, J. B. Cleaver. David M. Roderick, Sidney Cauuard, Joseph Bird, Walter Lovett. Reformed church—D. R. Williams, John Dietz. Baptist Church—Judsou Still, Dav id Reese, Watkin Evans. Lutheran church—J. W. Swartz, Joseph Divel. Thomas Reese has been selected as judge of election aud Samuel Miller and Harry Schoch as tellers. It is hoped that every member will be present aud cast his ballot, as the election of directors is au important duty that uo one belonging to the as sociation can afford to shirk. The success of the Y. M. C. A. depends wholly upon tlio judgment a' the meu selected aud their willingness to serve the institution. William Forney Takes Holson. William Forney, Jr., was found in the alley in the rear of Mill street about midway between Hunter's livery stable aud East Mahoning street about V o'clock last night in an insensible condition, due it is believed,to taking au overdose of laudanum. The mau was found by Jack Fisher. He was then already pretty far gone. Fisher stated later that Forney liad declared his inteution of taking land auum. Therefore, when he found the man lyiug in a stupor he searched him aud fouud a two-ounce bottle of laud anum, which remained only about one third full. Fisher at onco concluded that the man's condition was due to the drug aud lie tried his best to induce him to walk about with the hope of working off the effects. He was unable to keep the mau on his feet, however, aud he called upon Night Watchmau Young for assistance. Mr. Youug went in quest of a phy sician aud indue time returned with Dr. Newbaker. By that time the man was utterly unconscious and every at tempt to place him upon his feet fail ed. At the doctor's request Forney was removed to the home of his father on West Mahouiug street, where a stom ach pump was used and specific reme dies were administered. An AU Nickle Stove. An Imperial Beaver stove, every iuch of which is uickled was placed on display Saturday in the wludow of , Foster Bros. Store, Mill street. It is a • most beautiful specimen of the stove manufacturer's art, the like of whloh was never seen in Danville and it re flects a great deal of credit on the plant of the Danville stove and manu facturing company both for the skill ed workmanship revealed aud the en i! terprise shown in getting ont a stove I of that sort. The all-nickeled stove it - ' is understood will be used for adver tising purposes.