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VOLUME 77. mime CHURCH HE The First Baptist church yesterday morn in# was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Miss Goldie Johnston became the bride of Frederick Lewis. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John Sherman,pastor,at eight o'clock. The church decorations were most beautiful, in the scheme a profusion of hydrangeas and rhododendrons be ing employed with charming effect. The bride was attended by Miss Edith Heed as maid of honor and Miss Pearl Vastiue as bridesmaid. The groom was attended by Benueville Johnston brother of the bride, and Benjamin Rolston. ol Middletowu, N. Y. Miss Irene Snper of Newport News, Va., rendered the wedding march from Loh engrin. The ushers were : Roy Smith, Harry Camp, Kdward A ten and Clyde Snyder. Beatrice and Carrie Blue, little daughters of George Blue, were flower girls Following the ceremony a wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's paronts, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Johnston, Grand street. Among the large number of guests the following from out of town wore present: Mrs. Frank Haas, Miss Eva Levers, Mrs. Joliu Cornelison.of Milton; Mrs. John Super, Miss Irene Super, Newport News, Va. : Mrs. Daniel Ilornberger, Miss Bertha Persing, of Shamokin; George Blue,Bellefouto; Mr. aud Mrs. James Campbell, son and daughter, Miss Mary Lawrence, Klinesgrove; Mr. aud Mrs. Wilson Savidge, of Tur botville; Mr. and Mrs. John Barry, of Suubury. The bride j j prominent among the young people of the First Baptist church and is popular and beloved. The groom holds the position of tele graph oj>erator at Grovania ami has made many friends during his resi dence of some three years in Danville. The newly wedded couple left 011 the 10:19 D. L. & W. train for a trip to Middletown, N. Y.,tl»e groom's form er home. Returning they will take up their residence in Danville. The bride was the recipient of a large number of presents,covering the usual wide range of useful and orna mental articles. There wore large quantities of silver and china ware, cut glass, table linen, couuterpaues. a handsome rocking chair, a table, pict ures, lamps, etc. P. O. of A. Camp in Riverside. A camp of the Patriotic Order of America was instituted |in Riverside Tuesday evening with a charter mem bership of twenty-six. State President Julia K. Richardson, of Philadelphia, was present am' presided at the iustal lation ceremonies. The affair took place in the P. O. S. of A. hall, Riverside, and beside the State president there were present: Mr. and Mrs J. B. Ritteuhouse and L. B. Kitchen, of Berwick After the initiation a banquet was served to the members and their guests and a most delightful social session was enjoyed. The officers that have been elee tod for the ensuing year am as follows: Past president, Mrs. Mary (J ask ins; president, Mrs Mary Gottshall; vice president, Miss Annie Spotts; conduct - or, Mrs. Bertha Hummer; assistant past president, Miss Nettie Yeager; as sistant president, Miss Claudia Vea ger; assistant vice president, Mrs. Elizabeth Shultz; ass is taut conductor, Miss Hannah Yeager; recording sec. retary, Miss Blancho liiiVel, assistant recording secretary, Mrs. Tamar Nuss; tinancial secretary, Miss Hutli Dimmick; treasurer, Mrs. Eliazboth Shultz; chaplain, Mrs. Annie Miuier; guardian, Mrs. Elizabeth He 1 ford ; sentinel, Mrs Ella Hall; orator, Mrs Sallie Purcel; trustees, six months, Mrs. Mary Gottshall; twelve months, Miss Blanche Hit Tel; eighteen months. Miss Annie Spotts. Repairing Bowling Alley. Work was begun yosterday oil the repairing of Aclienhach ami Moore's bowling alley for the comiug fall and winter. Two men fron? the Brunswick Balke-Colleuder company,of New York City were at work yesterday putting the alleys in fine shape. it. is the lu tentiou to start up on or as near after the first of September as possi ble. Bees Swarmed In Chimney. A swarm of luuoceut little honey bees has been causing Harry Gibbons, a farmer of Benton township, Colum bia county,all kinds of trouble during the past several days, and just what method it will be necessary for him to employ to get them hack into the hive he has not been able to determine. Ou Saturday last the bees came to his home and took up their abode in the chimney of the house. Mr. Gib bous tried to hive them, but the little fellows ptysistently refused to enter the hive. Coming out of the chimney, they flew all about the house ami the family was obliged to remain indoors to avoid being stung, but in spite of this precaution one of his children was stung several times. Mr. Gibbons tried smoking out the bees, aud was iu a manner successful in driving them away from the house foi a time, but they again took refuge in the chimney, and should they re main there, Mr. Gibbons will no doubt. have considerable trouble iu getting their honey. Providence is kindest to those who look out for themselves. 1 HARASSED BY BURGLARS | For the second tnpe within a few ; weeks burglars attempted to rob the j home of Goorge Deibert, in Toby Ruu I hollow, early Tnesday morning. , The j thieves were prevented from accom plishing their designs only by the timely awakening of Mrs. Deibert and the harking of the watch dog. On the occasion of the first attempt to burglarize the Diehert home th robbers had already gained admittance to the house, when Mrs. Deibert was awakened by the presonce of the men in her room. This occurred just three weeks ago. Tuesday mo mint? nhont 2 o'cloc Mrs. Deibert, who sleeps in a back room down stairs, heard a peculiar scratching noise in tly front of the house. She quietly called the dog,aud the animal upon hearing thesouud be gan to bark furiously and to ruu back and forth through the lower part of the house. Mr. Deibert was awaken ed by the barking, but mado only a casual investigation,thinking his wife had been mistaken. Tuesday morning, however, wheu the front of the house was opened, the work of the burglars was clearly dis cernable. They had taken a cushion off a porch chair and placed it under neath one of the windows of the r»>oin directly in front of the apartment us ed by the Deiberts as a sleeping cham ber. They had even sawed through several of the slats of the shutter, and opening it, had removed nearly all the putty from one of thepauesof glass in the window,when evidently they were disturbed in their work. Naturally the Deiberts are very much exercised over the repeated attempts to rob their home. They say they have some suspicion as to who the guilty parties are. and that but for the lack of corroborative evidence they would make arrests. Big Shipment of Bass Fry. Toiuoirow one of the biggest ship ments of bass that ever arrived at this place will be turned loose in the north branch. The shipment made is in ac cordance with applications simultane ously sont in, by a number of local fishormcn and is in pursuance of a well defined policy not only to replace the fish annually taken from the riv er, hut, if possible, to restock the stream up to a point that will make fish as plentiful as they ever wore in times before modern conditions cou spired to make game fish scarce. The bass fry, which are shipped from the Pleasant Mount hatchery by Sup erintendent N. 11. Puller, are all of the small-mouthed variety and will comprise a large number of cans sent 011 application of W. G. Pursel,Dr. J. J. Kline,M. H. Schram.W. VV. Davis, George Rowe and others. The fish fry will arrive at the 1). L. & W. station on the 4 p. in. train tomorrow and according to agreement will be met by a committee who will formally take over the fish and receipt for them. The bass fry will b-3 distributed along the north branch between Reed's island and Cameron. The department of fisheries has dem onstrated that it is possible not only to compel obedience to fish laws but :ilso by maintaining hatcheries and systematically restockiug streams to more than counterbalance the loss of game fish brought about by stream pdlution whether caused by coal (lilt, or refuse of other sort. It was not many years ago that bass were in danger of becoming in the north brand). Yet at the present time there are probably as many fish of that variety in the river ai at any time in the past. Some of the bass hooked during the few days past were monsters. Joseph lleiiu laat week caught one measuring nineteen inches. A day or so later William Lloyd hook ed one measuring 1? inches. During the present season Mrs. Winters is credited with catching one which measured inches. it is interesting to know that the above fish,as large as they are, are not record breakers. The largest bass on record hooked from the river here was caught by Jacob Miller some years ago aud measured between 24 and 25 inches. Another monster,which mea sured 22}$ inches and weighed 4 pound ami ounces, was caught by M. ii. Sch ram a year or so ago. Shamokin Mas a Prince. Adolf Van Ziel, prince of Wurteni hurg and special embassy is a Shamo kin visitor. No Jono knows he is a prince save himself. Adolf arrived in that town a short time ago coming from New York to take the position of a painter at the new Oraeber hotel. He is doing ordinary painting. That is all so far as his trade goes. But Adolf claims he is of royal blood. He bauds out a highly engrav ed and embellished card bearing the title "Prince Adolf vou Ziel." He talks of Germany and his title, saying lie is here to study American life, to learn of our people,customs aud habits, to study the workings of the great trust and lastly, and most important, on special ami very secret mission which he absolutely refuses to divulge lie says it is most important. He is a middle aged man. very well educated, refined anil speaks the German langu age like a native. Ho expects to re main iu Shamokin until Saturday when he will leave for another part of be couutry. WEDOKB WOT TO TBUTH, TO ÜBXHT AH* UL.W—MO KiTOl IWATI jm AM» M IBU HAU AVW DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., _FRTDAY, AUGUST 24, 190 U. man STILL DEADLOCKED The principal busiuess before council Friday was the election of a water commissioner. Several ballots relat ing to the matter were taken, but the final result was a deadlock, the vote standing precisely the same as at the close of the previous meeting. The water comniissionership, tiierefore, is still unsettled. Council, when the subject came up. proceeded to vote for the two candid ates nominated at the previous meet ing—George Reifsuyder and Charles Pusey. A vote resulted in a tie as fol lows : Reifsuyder—Vastiue, Boyer, Bedea, Finnigan, Gibson and Hughes. Pusey—Sweisfort, Russell, Dietz, Eiseuhart, Jacobs and Angle. It being evident that the same dead lock would continue Mr. Russell mov ed that both candidates- be dropped and a new candidate be selected. This was lost by the following vote: Yeas—Sweisfort, Russell, Diet/., Ja cobs, Finnigan. Nays—Vastiue, Boyer, Bedea, Eisou hart, Gibson, Angle and Hughes. In order to break the deadlock Mr. Jacobs nominated \V. G. Pursel as water commissioner. Mr. Russell sec onded the nomination. Another vote was then taken with the following re sult . Heifsuyder—Vastine, Boyer, Bedea, Finuigau, Gibson and Hushes. Pusey—Sweisfort, Russell, Dietz, Eisenhart and Angle. Pursel—Jacobs. A hot discussion followed as to whether the six votes cast elected Mr. Heifsuyder when Mr. Jacobs to relieve the tension begged permission to change his vote, withdrawing Mr. Pursel. A vote was then taken on a motion to carry the election over to the next meeting. This resulted ill a tie. No further ballots were takeii, however, and council adjourned with out settling the matter. Paul Swcntek appeared before coun cil and protested against the u*e of cinder in repairing the alley at It is property. He urged that brick or ce ment be used for a distance of ninety l'eet from Mill street. On motion of Mr. Jacobs it was ordered that the committee on streets and bridges as certain the cost of paving or repairing with concrete the alley for the dis tance of ninety feet and report the same at the next meeting. Mr. Vastine called attention to the bad condition of East Market street and he declared that a heavy taxpayer on the stroet threatened to proceed against council for neglect. As a first step toward repaviug the street he moved that the borough proceed at its own expense to pavo the intersections of Ferry, Pine ami Church streets. Mr. Boyer socouded the motion which was lost by the following vote: Yeas—Vastine, Rover,Hedea, Eiseu hnrt and Hughes. Nays—Sweisfort, Hussell, Dietz, Ja cobs, Finnigau, Gibson and Angle. On motion of Dr. Sweisfort second ed by Mr. Vastine. P. J. Keefer was re-elected as superintendent of the water works and su])erinteudent of sewers to serve the ensuing year. On motiou of Dr. Sweisfort second ed by Mr. Vastine, the present em ployes of the water works—Messrs. Bell and Byerly.engiueers, and Messrs Hitllihon ami Wertinau.firuuieu-were re-elected to serve another year. The ordinance relating to the paving and macadamizing of North Mill street was approved on first reading after which on motiou of Mr. Bedea the rules were suspended and the ordin ance was given two other readings aud was finally adopted. A communication was received from the borough solicitor urging caution and deliberation on the part of council in accepting the extension of A street and taking action to legally complete ' the vacation of Cross street. He advis ed against accepting the extension of A street until after the suit of Dens berger vs. the borough of Danville for damages alleged to have been sustained by the plaintiff in the making of such extension is first tried and finally dis posed of by the court. In the second place, the solicitor stated, that rain storms re|>eatedly de monstrated that nothing short of cob ble stones or something of that sub stantial character will ever proporly and permanently meet conditions on A street. He therefore hold that the ex tension of A stroet should be accepted only after due deliberation and a care fully prepared motion. On motion of Mr. Vastine the communication was accepted and ordered spread upon the minutes. By this action, it is under stood, the vacation of Cross street aud the consequent abandonment of the grade crossing at that point, so much desired by the P. <& R. railway company, is still at some distance in the future. On motion of Mr. Boyer it was ord ered that the crossings on Bloom street where the roadbed is being rais ed be relaid with vitrified brick and that the trolley company be requested to pave its )x>rtion of the crossings with the same kind of brick. On motiou of Mr. Bedea the street commissioner was ordered to raise the crossing at Church aud Front streets to couform with the pavement as ie paired by Herbert Myerly at his prop erty there. The lover of out-door life is now in his glory. Grand Ovat at Edgewood Harmonious Congressional Confer= ence==John G. McHenry, of Ben= ton, the People's Choice==Many of His Friends There. HIS ELOQUENT SPEECH ON Eof the grandest and most complete events in local politics was the Democratic Congressional Conference of this Sixteenth District, which was held at Edgewood park, near Shamokiu, on Tuesday, and plain ly illustrated the popularity of the candidate and the friendly feeling of his large circle of friends. The regular nine A. M. o'clock train on the Peun'a railroad brought more than an extra car load of the close Columbia county friends of the can didate, and at the South Danville station the number was increased by an enthusiastic crowd of admirers ; at Sunbury more joined, and by the lime the park was reached we would venture to say that at least four Intndred of the many friends of Mr. McHenry were with him. Among the number were Hon. "Farmer" Creasy, Hon. John G. Harman, Ex-Congressman Dicker man arid other leading and representative Democrats throughout the four counties comprising the district. The conference, which had been postponed from July 31, owing to the illness and subsequent death of Rohr McHenry, father of Hon. John G., convened at one o'clock and the organization was effected by the election of John. G. Scouten, of Sullivan county, as chairman. The meeting was then called to order by Mr. Scouten, after which the name of John G. McHenry was placed in nomination by Hon. C. 11. Dickerman, of Milton, in a neat and appropriate address, and was seconded by George E. Elwell, of Blooms burg, tuid there being no .opposition, Mr. McHenry was nominated unani mously. Mr. McHenry, having been formally apprised of his nomination, re sponded in a strong and vigorous address, thanking the conference for the greate honor conferred upon him, anil outlining his policy during the coming congressional campaign. The conferees from the different counties composing the district were all present and were as follows : Northumberland—Hon. C. 11. Dicker man, ot Milton, anil J. 1. Welsh, of Slmmokin; Sullivan —Hon. Alphonsus Walsh anil John G. Scouten, of Dushore; Columbia—George E. Elwell, Esq., of Bloomsburg, and Dr. 11. V. Hower, of MifHinville; Montour—W. G Purscl and Harry Ellenbogen, of Danville. xxxxxxxx*x>x"*xxxxxxxx>xx:<xxxxxxx>;xxxxxxxxxxxxx 51 —ll $ • I 5?" i i i § !■ V I I - i 1 : ■i | 5I I \ HON. JOHN G. MCHENRY TTTirrrrrmrlTh'ir» ~~ni-h-inrrm"nriiiminriiriii"»rrp ' i > A Life-Sketch of Hon. John (J. McHenry. John (i. McHenry was born in Benton township, Colmnhia County, April 20, 1868. lie was educated in the public schools of the township and the Orange ville Academy. lie Iwgan work on the farm at an early age, having hauled lum ber to Bloomsburg when he was but thirteen years old. At sixteen he took his place as a regular hand on the farm. At the age of nineteen the develop ment. and direction of nis business career was begun. Mis father, the late Rohr McHenry, was operating a mercantile and lumber business and a small distill ery in connection with his farms. In 1001 the distillery business wan incor porated, the subject of this sketch IH»- canie the head of the company, and, un der his management, it has attained great success. It is now one of the larg est establishments in the State, produc ing an annual revenue to the United States Government, on its present pro duction, of half a million dollars. Mr. McHenry was a studious boy and in early manhood addressed himself to the investigation of public questions. Under the tutorship of Professors Harbin and Fritz he studied the classics and lit erature during his leisure moments and at night read law in the same way. He pas.-ed the preliminary .examination and was duly registered as a law student, but never applied for admission to the bar for the reason that environment combin ed with the force of circumstances com pelled him to enter permanently into a business career. During 1807-8 Mr. McHenry was Chair man of the Democratic County Commit tee of Columbia County and attracted the attention of both State and local leaders by the clean and able manage ment of his campaign. To such an ex tent was his organizing and executive ability appreciated that he was invited, and finally prevailed upon, to accept the District Chairmanship of a Division com prising seven count : es and including the counties of the Sixteenth Congressional District, which made him a memlier of the State Executive Committee. Prior to Mr. McHenry's county and district management the Republicans had secured control of the Sixteenth Con gressional District in the election of "Farmer" Kulp, but during the period of Mr. McHenry's management the dis trict was swept back into the Democratic column by the election of bis personal friend, Rufus K. Polk. Subsequently, when Mr. Polk desired to withdraw from public life, he urged Mr. McHenry to In come his successor, but for business rea sons he declined to enter so actively into politics. When his neighlx>rs in the northern part of Columbia county determined to establish a National Hank at Benton. Mr. McHenry, though among the younger of the nnml>er, was unanimously chosen its president. Without relinquishing his other business interests and engagements he gave it sufficient time and attention to develop its possibilities with the result that only a little more than four years old it is now one of the strongest of the younger banks in the country. The success of this enterprise led Mr. McHenry to suggest to the State Grange, of which he is a memlter, the expediency of a chain of banks under the auspices of the Grange. He had no idea of partici pating in the work, but made it a feature of an address delivered at one of the an nual picnics ot the organization during i the summer of 11)05. it met with the 1 instant and enthusiastic endorsement of the workingmen of the Grange and Mr. McHenry was at once invited to under take the work. Already a very busy man, he protested, but finally yielded to the import unties ot his associates in the order and entered upon the task. Two banks have already been opened, the lirst at Tioga, Tioga county, and the other at Patton, Cambria county. Both have already attained a measure of suc cess far beyond the most sanguine ex pectations. Ten others are in process of formation and will IM» organized by the close of the year. Mr. McHenry is a man of domestic in clinations and spends Ins leisure with his wife and son in his charming home on the farm on which be was l»orn. His home is a bower of l>eauty and comfort. He has a private electric plant which illuminates his bouse and grounds, which, sheltered by bills, shaded by fruit and forest trees and moistened by oopiour springs, is a veritable Utopia. (Continued on page 2.) HEPTASQPH'S ANNUAL OUT! The annual outing of Lotus Concalve No. 127, I. O. H., and their friends which took place in DeWitt's park yes terday, was a well attended and suc cessful affair. It was a basket picnic, while among the sports were base ball aud dancing, Fetterman's orchestra furnishing the music. An incident in connection with the picnic was a fall-out between the com mittee and the liverymen of town which caused some controversy and feeling. The facts as generally un derstood are that the local liverymen decliniug to haul people to the park for five cents per head as advertised— the committee on arrangements went to Bloomsburg aud Catawissa and em ployed hackmen there who uuder a private arrangement were willing to adopt a five-cent fare for the day. Three of these hacks from the above towns were on baud early in the morn ing aud were to be followed with an other in the afternoou. Each was dis-~ tinguished from any other vehicle of the kind that might appear on the street by placards displayed ou each side, which contaiued the words: "Heps' Hack—s cents. " It was a question whether during the rush that might occur in the afternoon the hacks that adopted the five-cent fare would be able to carrv all the people. The local liverymen early re solved that they would not come upon the street. There were some people who took sides with the liveryineu and did not like to see teams from out of town employed while our own livery men were waiting for business. Several prominent Heptasophs ex plained the situation in this wise : The committee had advertised that people would be carried to the park for five cents, and at least several of the liv erymen had agreed on that figure; for the Heps to have come out with a ten cent faro 011 the day of the picnic would not have been troating the pub lic fairly. The local liverymen would not carry people for five cents so that nothing remained but togo out of town for the hacks. There are some 250 Ileps in Danville and these togeth er with their families and friends, it was reasoned, would make a large crowd which would keep the hacks busy and oven at a five cent fare would repay them well. It was adverted to that there is a general objection to a ten-cent fare and that it will have to give way to something more reason able. At a ten-cout fare, it was held, a man with a family of several per sons is often deterred from visiting the park by the cost of hack fare. During an iuterview a loading aud representative liveryman stated some fads that may bo new to the public. To begin with, he stated, peo ple have an exaggerated idea of the profits made at a ton-cent fare by hack ing 011 the occasion of a picnic. One liveryman, he said, is credited with having realized forty dollars, which is probably true, but during the great er part of the day he had four teams out. The common run of earnings for a hack on such occasions is twelve to fifteen dollars. Speaking for himself the highest ho ever realized in a day's hackiug was sixteen dollars. Hacks are expensive; they are hard 011 horses aud 011 days when they are employed extra men have to be hired and he felt quite sure that a five-cent fare would not repay a liveryman for his invest ment, for his risk and trouble. As for the burden imposed on large families, he said, hackmeu always make it a practice not to charge for children un der ten years of ago. • It is true that on a few occasions, such as church picnics, liverymen had hired their hacks for a fixed sum, say four dollars, but that it was under stood that for that consideration only four trips were to be made, each way, and that for all over four trips the liverymen were to receive extra pay. This arrangement, he declared, the Heptasophs were not willing to en ter into. New Physicial Director Here. The Y. M. C. A. has another new physical director. James O. A ins worth, of Wilmerding.Pa. ,was in this city yesterday and after lookiup over tho local field decided to accept the positiou which had beeu offered liim. It will be remembered that another man, Harry Felix, of Reading, had accepted the positiou, and had con tracted to be in this city about the first of September. After having left Danville for several days,however, he communicated with General Secretary Heruhard to the effect that he had changed his mind and that he would not fill the position of physical di rector at the Danville Y. M. C. A. It then devolved upon the secretary to look after another man. He had one in view, and in answer to a let ter, Mr. Ainsworth came to this city yesterday. Mr. Ainsworth has had seven years experience iu gymnasium work, and is now assistant physical director at the Wilmerding association. Resides being an all around athlete, Mr. Ains worth is au expert on the mats. He will come to Danville as near the first of September as possible. Broke Collar Bone. Mrs. Andrew Krum, an aged resi dent of East Dauviile, had the misfor tune to fall as she was gettiug out of bed Saturday morning, sustaining a fracture of the collar bone. Mill OBTAINS BETTERTERMS A commuuication was received from * State Highway Commissioner Hunter, Yesterday, which clears op a misun derstanding existing between the bor ough and the highway department in a most satisfactory way. From the first it was the plain un derstanding between the borough and the State highway department that under the Act of 1905 the State would pay for the reconstruction of three fourths of a street twenty feot in width, or 15 feet, which would leave the borough a trifle over the same width of the street to pay for. This view was also held by one of the eng ineers of the State highway depart ment, who met with council about a month ago. Had it not been that the portion of the reconstructed street that the borough would have to pav for was limited to about one half the width,it is doubtful if council would have seen its way clear to enter upon the im provement at this time. Last week a communication was re ceived from the State highway depart ment stating that the borough was un der a wrong impression—that the State under the act could pay for recon structing only three-fourths of It! feet in width instead of three-fourths of 20 feet. This communication, which was read at a special meeting last week, jarred the councilnien considerably. With the State paying for ouly twelve feet the borough would have to meet the cost of reconstructing some 20 feet. 'The additional cost was considerable and for awhile the fate ot the North Mill stroet improvement hung in the balance. Council finally decided togo on with the work In the communication received yes terday the State highway department completely re verges itself and states that the understand in# now is that the State will pay for three-fourths of the cost of reconstructing a road 20 feet in width. The reason three-fourths of ltf feet was mentioned iu the former let ter, the communication states, was be cause of a misunderstanding. This, indeed, is good news, as it brings the conditions back to what they were in the beginning, the State paying for about one-half of the reconstruction of the highway. Met With Injury at Station. Mrs. Parraelia Keeler, who resides with her daughter, Miss Anna M. Keel-1 er, No. 351 Mill street, met with a painful accident at the Bloom street crossing yesterday morning. She met the 7.55 train with a friend, who was leaving town. The friend boarded the train while Mrs. Keeler stood on the platform with a package iu her hand, which belonged to the person leaviug. Mrs. Keeler was in the act of handing the package on the train when the latter suddenly started. Acting on impulse without thinking of the danger she seized hold of the railiug as she tossed the package on the platform. The train starts quickly at that point and as it bounded forward it gave the woman a sudden lurch turning her quickly upon her foot, with the result that her ankle was badly sprained. She suffered intense pain, her ankle swelling so badly that she was unable to walk. A vehicle was procured in which she was driven home from the station. Last evening she was doing very well and, although recovery may be slow, it was conceded by those familiar with the accideut that Mrs. Keeler was fortunate that worse in juries were not sustained. Had she beon thrown from her feet she could hardly have escaped coming in con tact with the wheels. Jack Wilson Under Arrest. John Wilson, better known as "Jack," who duriug lost.spring operated a bar ber shop on Spruce street, this city, was arrested yesterday morning in con nection with a robbery at Suubury and is now behind the bars. "Jack" appeared in Danville laßt spring aud was here until the latter part of June, when for reasons best known to himself he left. The Suubury Daily Item has the fol lowing to say concerning the arrest: Some time duriug last April a daring robbery was committed at the barber shop of Oscar Speece, ou North Third street, opposite the Peunsy station, Suubury, and over sixty razors were stolen, valued at two hundred dollars. Later Officers Gross aud McPherson found that Wilson had left Suubury aud had gone to Danville where he had opeued lip a barber shop, using the stoleu razors to start himself in business. A short time later Wilson quit the barber business and got away before the officers could capture him. The officers then discovered where Wilson was keeping the razors aud by the aid of a search warrant the stoleu goods were recovered. The officers kept a lookout for Wilson and fie was captured when he returned home Wed nesday morning, and placed in jail. Big Potatoes. Three very large potatoes were ex hibited at this office yesterday. The largest weighs oue pound aud two ouuces, while the others were nearly as large. The big potatoes were raised by Joseph Hitter, East Danville, who has a crop of fifty bushels grown ou oue-eighth of au acre. The earth,solid as it seems, is at the mercy of hidden forces. NO 48 STRUCK BY AN MILE A most unfortunate aocident occurr ed at the corner of Penn and Mill streets about 9 o'clock Saturday morn ing, when Josoph Fausnaught, a lab oring man, was run over by F. H. Vannan's automobile. Mr. Fausnaught's injuries, it U be lieved, will not prove of a serious na ture. but the accident is nnfortunate in that it should have been caused by Mr. Vannan's automobile, for there is no more humane, more careful and withal more experienced autoist than Mr. Vaunan, who was himself acting as driver when the man was struok. It was simply a piece of 111 luck all around. Mr. Vannau.who was on hii way to Will G. Brown's garage, was coming down Mill street wholly with in the speed limit, giving warning at intervals when he saw danger ahead. About the time he reached the Brown building Joseph Fausnaught. who was on his way to the livery stable, step ped off the pavement in front of the City hotel and started down Penn street. At the same instant Mr. Van nan swung around the corner with his automobile, striking the man almost before he had left the crossing. It was a shocking spectacle. The man was knocked down and in an in stant was under the machine. Mr. Vaunan struggled heroically to stop the auto, but with what momentum it had gained it bowled along ten feet or more, rolling and dragging the man underneath. That Mr. Fausnaught was not kill ed or fatally injured is little short ol miraculous. Thnt he was painfully hurt was evident. He was unable to walk while his cries could be heard a square distant. No one was more ac tive in looking after the man's relief than Mr. Vanuan himself, who, while others carried the injured man into the hotel, hastened to Dr. Newbak er's with his antomobile and with scar cely any loss of time had the physic ian oil the spot. Here Dr. Newbaker soon after was joined Dy Dr. Paules, the family physician. The injured man was placed on a cot and niado as comfortable as possible. A cursory examination failed to reve al any very serious injury. No bones were broken. There were contusions about the thighs,but no serious abras ions on the body, although the condi tion of the man's clothing indicated how roughly he had been used. The injured mail was taken to his home, No. 424 Walnut street, by Mr. Vaunan. At last accounts he was still bedfast, but was resting as comfort ably as could bo expected under the circumstances. The physician is hope ful that there will be no complica tions. Boy Sustained broken Arm. Edward Buckley,a boy about twelve years of age, sustained a broken arm at tbe Heptasophs picnic yesterday. It is the first serious accident which has occurred at that resort this^suininer. Edwaril Buckley is the sou of Johu Buckley, Cooper street, aud is a very active little follow,generally first aud foremost ill all sports. At the piouic yesterday Edward took much delight in operating the big drum. This is essentially a tread-mill aud the trick is to keop it rapidly revolving aud to maintain a positiou on top. Few are able to keep it ruuuiiig very long aud generally take an ungraceful tumble. Edward had uot much experience in operating the machine aud went the way of most others. Iu falling he struck his right arm on the ground and on arising complained of great pain and was unable to use his arm. This was sometime during the after iioou and it was not until evening that the injured boy presented himself at the oftlce of Dr. Panles for surgical aid. lu examination revealed that the radius or smaller bone of the forearm was brokeu a short distance above the wrist. The bone was set, after which the boy was taken to his home. Enjoyable Dance. Au enjoyable evening was spent at the home of Mr. aud Urs. William Hollabaugh Monday, when a dance was giveu iu houor of Mr. aud Mrs. A. L. Kline, of Lewisburg. Those present were: Mr. aud Mrs. William Holla baugh, Mr. ami Mrs. Stephen Nevius aud sou, Mr. aud Mrs. Joseph Long, Mr. and Mrs. John Sweitzer, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Keefer, Mr. and Mrs. Kline, Mr. aud Mrs. William Lunger, Mrs. Margaret Brooks, Mrs. Mazie Lynn,Miss Margaret Hollabaugh,Miss Bertha Sweitzer. Miss Irene Davis, Miss Ooldie Mockiuheim, Mrs. Mary E. Leutzer, Frank Nevius, Arthur Mc- Williams, John Erlston.Olyde Keefer, Sidney Fonst, Charles Gardner. The music was rendered by Stephen Nevius, Elwood Nevius, Joseph Long and Frank Nevius. The New Postal Card. The new form of postal card, nearly square, aud printed iu a delicate bine, is beginning to make its appearanoe. It bears au exact likeness of President Grant. In form aud appearance it is a decided improvement over the card now iu general use. The aerie of Eagles at Canonsburg has purchased from the Kitchie estate a business bnilding in Pike street. The price paid wis 115,000 and after being remodeled will be occupied as a home by the local members of the ord er.