Former Councilman W. \V. Davis
and hou Mostyu arc back again with
olil friends in Danville after n couple
mouths' visit with relatives in Wales.
Tliey left Danville on June lUth and
crossed the Altautic in the steamship
Oceanic. They made the return voyage
iu the Celtic, arriving nt New York
Mr.. Davis' trip was full of interest
not only for himself, who left that
country for Amorica when eight years
of age, but also for his son, who for
the first time was permitted to see
many straugosights,concerning which
he had read or repeatedly hoard dwelt
upon in conversation.
It was Mr. Davis' socond voyage to
Europe and second visit to Ills mother,
from whom ho was parted when a boy.
Their visit was mostly confined to
South Wales which Mr Davis describes
as a most picturesque and romantic
country. It is called the land of cast
les. Everywhere theso may be soon j
old and time-worn and often ruined,
it 1b truo, but still stately and boauti
ful In their ruins. Summer in wales,
he says, is cooler than here, so that
while peas, beans, and many of the
garden products that thrivo here aio
staples tlioro, yet tliero aro others, to
matoes and the like that require a
warm climate, which can be grown
only iu hot houses and aro rankod with
The price of butter,oggs, meat, &c.,
seems to differ but littlo from what is
common in our country. In the matter
of wages also the difference is not as
great as might be imagined. A coal
miner receives 3D cents per ton. At
many places two-foot-veius are work
ed and the miner literally works ly
ing down. The product of those mines,
however, is regarded as the best steam
boat coal in the world.
Fine Lot of Bass Fry.
The shipment of bass from Pleasant
Mount hatchery, expected to arrive at
Danvillo a couple of weeks ago, but
which failod to appear at that timo,
reached this city on labor day nnd
were placed in tho river.
The fish, which arrived on the 4
D. L. & W. train, were met by re
sponsible parties and taken off the
messengers' hands. There were iu all
six cans and tho fish wore exceedingly
fine, running in size three iuclies and
upwards. Altogether, thoy aro regard
ed as the finest lot of bass fry that
were ever shipped to Danville.
Tho fish were distributed along the
river at different, (mints betwoeu the
bridge and tho hospital grounds.
Now, if people up the river and those
down the rivor will do as much tore-
Btock the north branch as Danvillo
fishermen liavo dono it will not be
maiiy years until the stream will af
ford as good fishing as it did at any
time in its history. On the other
hand, without sue!) co-operation, while
the effort put forth here, will not be
wholly lost, it will bo Impossible to
accomplish the object aimed at and a
fine opportunity will be lost.
Tendered a Surprise.
Mrs. Howard Hilkert was touderod
a very pleasant surprise party at hor
home near Mooresburg on Saturday
evening, iu honor of hor birthday.
Refreshments were served.
Thoso proaont were : Mr. and Mrs.
James Hilkert, Mr. and Mrs. Josopli
Hilkert,Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Woitz
el, Mr. and Mrs. William Davis, Mr.
and Mrs. Willard Pannebaker, Mr.
and Mis. William Blue, Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Oouway, Mr. and Mrs. William
Patterson ; Misses Rachel, Alice and
Emma Eeustermachor.lona Hendricks,
Wilda Panuobakor, Flora Robbins,
Rebecca Quigg,Minnie and Mary Hil
kert, Florence Hilkert, Maud Hend
ricks,Mabol Oouway, Mrs. Auua Werly
and daughtor Helen,of Milton ; Messrs.
Spencer and Oalviu Arter, Freeman
Robbins. Harvey, (Jalvin and Edward
Hilkert, Albert Fenstermaclier, Her
bert and John Hendricks, John and
Stanley Hilkert, Leroy Oouway, Wil
liam aud Beaver Davis.
Oirls Dressed as Boys Arrested.
Mary Brown, of Milton, and Eva
Polk, of Sereno, Columbia county, were
taken into custody at Oatawissa yes
terday afternoon and are now inmates
of tho Bloomsburg jail.
The girls woro dressed in boys cloth
ing aud wore out on a lark. Thoy had
their hair cut short,aud to all appear
ances wore bona lido boys of tho vaga
rant type. They had been on the
"road" for ovor a week aud whou in
terviewed iu jail last night, they said
they had beou having a fine time, aud
that tliey had beeu over ali this sec
tion of the Stato. Tliey aro both about
sixteen yonrs of age.
The Polk girl seems to be tho moro
daring. She stated last oveuing that
one day sho took a job aud workod for
a while in a saw mill, and that at an
other time she had liirod out for tho
wiuter to a farmer near Nescopock.
Addition to Packer hospital.
Ou account of the grout increase iu
the uumher of patients at the Mary M.
Packer hospital, Suubury, the direct
ors have decided to build au addition
to the institution at a cost of #7,000.
The preparatiou of tho plans is un
der way at the present timo aud work
will be startod within the very uear
future. The addition will bo equipped
with wards, private rooms, a diet
kitchen and a now surgical ward. The
directors liavo sufficient funds to build
the addition but will he compelled to
solicit contributions for tho furnish
ings from the public.
Last year showed a marked increase
iu the number of patients troatod and
a decreaso iu the death rato. There
were also many more paid patients
than ever beforo iu the history of tho
A Big Cantaloupe.
Milo Reed last evening was exhibit
ing iu this city a big cautaloupo, the
product of his farm ou the south side
of the rivor. Tho cantaloupe weighed
18>jj pounds and just filled n bushel
Very few people confess their real
sins but most people are rather fond I
of confessing imaginary oues. I
THE "BLUES" ARE
IN THE LEAH
The membership contest of tho Y.
M. C. A. opeiied Tuesday eve under
the most auspicious circumstances,the
"blues" starting out ahead.
Although the total membership of
the Y M. C. A. here is some 250, yet
all told thoso in tho hall Tuesday night
when the contest was launched was
only one hundred. What the meeting
lacked in numbers, however, seomed
to be mado up in enthusiasm. As plan
ned tho wholo membership in a short
time will be enrolled on one side or
the other aud with so many willing
hands working tlioro need be no mis
givings as to the result.
General Secretary Bombard presided.
There was an opening selection by
Methoroll's orchestra, which kindly
volunteered its services. Tlioro woro
a fow suggestions by tho general sec
retary,after which all was in readiness
for "choosing sides" or in other words
selecting workers for tho contest. A
coin was tossed up, which gave first
choice to Joe Divel, who represents
A good deal of interest was attached
to tho choosing of sides, especially
while the more devoted and effectual
workers of tho association woro being
picked out alternately. It was soon
over and each captain had forty-flvo
.The "choosing" did not end Tuesday
night. Each of tho captains will con
tinue to draw on the membership not
represented at tho mooting until ovory
man and boy—with his consent—is en
rolled ou ono side or tho other.
After tho formation of sides Tuesday
night refreshments, consisting of ice
cream, cake and fruit, were served by
the ladies' auxiliary. At the conclu
sion of tho mooting tho "blues" were
ahead aud the fact was indicated by a
blue light at tho entrance to tho build
Sunbury's Tax Huddle.
Mr. P. H. Moore and Mr. W. G.
Hoffman, says tho Suubury Daily,have
been appointed appraisers of the prop
erty of Mr. W. Berry, ex-tax collect
or. Thoy mot Saturday afternoon to
determine the value of the real estate
which Mr. Berry possesses. The prop
erty will all be sold at public sale,
and the proceeds turned ovor to Mr.
Johnson B. Miller, tho assignee. Tho
amount will then bo turned ovor to
tho treasurers of the school distiict,
tho borough and tho county to meet
his shortage. The real estate to be ap
praised is as follows: Two doublo
houses in tho Fifth ward, one vacant
lot 011 Fourth street in tho Sixth ward,
one vacant lot ou Fifth street in the
Sixth ward, hid own home on South
Seventh street, and a vacant lot near
his residonco. It is believed, however,
that this property is not. entirely un
incumbered, and that liens against it
must be mot before anything can bo
applied to Mr. Berry's other obliga
tions. Immediately upon the disclos
ure of the shortago in his accounts as
tax collector Mr. Berry turned ovor
his entire possessions. Whether thoy
j will meet the deficit is impossible to
determine at present. However, sl,-
500, which Mr. Berry had in cash, has
been given to tho treasurers of the
borough and school district to meet
Entertained at Grovania.
Mr. and Mrs. Alouzo Mauser outor
tained a number of their friends at
their home at Grovania Saturday
evening. Tho lawn was very beauti
fully decorated with .lapanoso lanterns
aud flags. During the evoning at a
table on tho lawn refreshments wero
Those present wore: Mr. and Mrs.
John Mauser. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson
Wintersteeu, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Goorgo Mow
ery, Mr. ami Mrs. Charles Fry, Mr.
aud Mrs. Herbert Boaver, Mr. aud
Mrs. Henry Baylor,Mr. aud Mrs. Wil
liam Lazarus, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Hageubuch, Mrs. Lewis Thomas, Mrs.
Naomi Ilartnian, Mrs. John Wolliver,
Mrs. Sarah Gibson, Mrs. Minnie Mid
dleton, Misses Maude Fry, Ruth Mow
roy, Graco Thomas, Ruth Thomas,
Pearl Baylor, Florence Fry, Edna Fry,
Auua Childs, Pauline Mauser, Mary
Mauser, Martha Gibson,Laura Beaver,
Mary Beaver, Dorothy Wolliver; Mossrs
Hoy Wintersteeu, Walter Wintersteeu,
Kaymond Lazarus, Charles Childs,*
Charles Mauser, Paul Middleton, Rob
ert Fry, Walter Fry, Earl Wellivor and
how It Is Done in Shamokin.
A eertaiu young man in Shamokin
called upon a young lady last week
and iu the course of tho evening ho re
solved to kiss hor, ho made known his
iuteutions. Sho said, "John if you
do I'll scream. " Ho didn't boliovo
her, however, aud ho undertook tho
liberty and in a moment he performed
the act with a rousing good smack.
Tho lady scroamod and brought the
father and mothor down stairs to the
room. "What on earth is the matter?"
exclaimed the mothor. Tho young
man stood at the piano almost paralyz
ed with fear, wishing the roof would
fall in and bury everybody.
Tho young lady by this time was
standing ou the sofa. The mother de
manded au explanation. The young
ladv then told hor mamma that she
saw a mouse audit frightened her al
most to death. Tho parents wout to
thoir room and the young man kissed
hor uutil she couldn't tell a mouse
from a mule.—Shamokin Dispatch.
Picnic a Success.
The labor day picnic at DeWitt's
park was a big success, ono of the
largest crowds of tho season gathering
at the resort. The game of baso ball in
tho afternoon between Danvillo and
Benton resultod iu a victory for the
latter by a scoro of 2—o.
Broke Nose on Auto.
Will G. Brown had tho misfortuno
Monday evoning to sustain a broken
nose. Mr. Brown had just brought a
party home from a ride in T. J.
Price's car and was about to return to
the garage when he foil against the
front part of the auto.
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"I have my opinion," Mrs. March
said Impressively, "of folks that don't
know no moro'n to give a candy pull.
You don't goto It, Loulzn; not ono
step. I've brought you up genteel and
genteel you've got to stay while you
otny with me nnd your pa."
"Il'mp! That's likely to be always,
the didoes you cut up," her spinster
sister-in-law, Miss Mary-Bet, sniffed.
"Patience knows, if I had a girl like
Louiza, com In' ou twenty-one, and four
more a-erowdln' her, I'd be glnd and
thankful of any chance to show her off.
And I'd like to have you tell me what
there Is against a candy pull? Dear
knows, I've seen better'n you at 'em
and bavin' a mighty good time."
Miss Mary-Bet had "means;" heuco
lier outspeaking. Squiro March had
charged lils wife never to argue with
her. Therefore that lady contented
herself with a mild retort.
"I can't say as it's real sinful, un
less they mean to have play In' after
ward. And 1 hope you don't think I
hold with them klssln' games."
"I don't know but you'd better,"
Miss Mary-Bet said rumlnntively. "I
nay let Louiza f*o, and Mary-Bet and
"My! That would be a team of
Marches," Mrs. March said, drawing
down the corners of her mouth.
Miss Mary-Bet got up decisively.
"There's goin' to be four Marches,"
she announced. "I'm goln' myself. I
know the Peterses would 'a' asked mo
If they hadn't thought It wasn't wuth
while. And I'm goln* to take my nieces
and buy 'em a new frock and rib
bons and shoes. Don't you say a
word, Hannah! One old maid In the
family is moro'n enough."
Mrs. March gasped; she was past
Bpeech. Miss Mary-Bet was commonly
so close with her money her present
liberal mind was in the nature of a
miracle. But if she repented It she
hold fast to her word and trotted off a
week later to the Peterses In the high
est possible feather.
Louiza was gorgeous in a plaid frock
—green, blue and purple; Mary-Bet
Junior sported a scarlet delaine, and
little Sally, a yellow haired fnlry who
TUB NEXT MINUTE HE MEASURED niS
LENGTH ON THE CARPET,
looked like a changeling among her
high colored brunette sisters, was In
robin egg with little reliefs of white.
Miss Mary-Bet herself was a picture
of elegance in a span new black silk.
Mrs. March declared it was tempting
providence to wear such a thing where
molasses candy was so to abound, but
Miss Mary-Bet had only tossed her
head and marched off with It some
thing higher than usual.
Sho was rising forty, also fat and
fair. Her sharp tongue nnd masterful
ways had kept men rather In awe of
her. Now that youth was past she
began to see that the world wagged
mainly for married folk, so she had
made up hor mind to marry off her
nieces out of hand in spite of their
Louiza was not much of a problem.
She was so kindly and sweet spirited,
withal so much a born economist, at
least three personable widowers were
thought to be on tenterhooks about
her, each waiting tho lucky chance
that would let him speak his wish. All
of them would be nt the candy pull,
and each should have his chance.
"Miss Mary-Bet had cautioned Lou
iza not to bo precipitate. "Don't let
any man have It to throw up to you
that you couldn't get anybody else,"
she had said. "You Jest listen to all of
'em and say you gotter have time to
make up your mind. Then you can
take your pick. Shucks, don't tell me
you won't get It! You'd 'a' been mar
ried long ago if your ma'd had tho
sense of a goose. She's kept you tied
right to her apron string and never let
anybody name eourtln' that she wasn't
right there to stop the whole thing."
Mary-Bet Junior was a handful even
without the red frock. Iler godmother
was none too fond of her—they were
too nearly off tho snme piece. The
most eligible of the widowers had
shown symptoms of wavering when
ever he found himself In Mary-Bet
Junior's vicinage—he was under thirty.
ir i.omza liad the bad taste to pre
fer one of the others, Miss Mary-Bet
reflected, the wandering and waver
ing might be turned to account. Henry
May could hardly be railed a real
widower —he had but married his
sweetheart on her deathbed for the
privilege of soothing her last fevered
hours. That was live years back, so
he had been wonderfully constant. K
was only this last year that he had
been seen anywhere but at church.
Rally's blue eyes were still thoso of
1 child—at least to the casual glance.
Looking to their depths, there was
lomething more. Sally had light,
Miiaii reel ami movea iiKe thistledown
In summer airs. When the playing
began she was the star. She had not
shone In the candy pulling; It was
hard work, and, besides, she hatod
her pulling partner, Sandy Roberts.
It made her almost sick to touch hands
with him In the folding of their candy
skein. After the first time she had let
go the candy, thereby giving Sandy a
fall or so. lie meant to get even with
her in the playing by choosing her out
of the very first ring and kissing her
not once, but many times.
Possibly Sally suspected as much.
Certainly she fought shy of any ring I
where he stood up. Since he was a J
nne singer ami a reauy lender, tnai cut
her out of many things, but she did
not very much miiul. Silas Venn, tho
oldest nml stablest of the widowers,
somelaow took her under his protection
and saw to it that she was not lone
some. Miss Mary-Bet chuckled to seo
'Thiuks he's same as in the family
and beln' good to little Sis," she said
to herself, adding after a breath, "but,
unless I miss my guess, he's goln' to
get the sack. Loulza looks llko she
plum' wroppod up In John Trotter;
he's been tellin' her all about the cir
cuses he's went to ever since tho call
come to pull candy."
Evideutly John was much flattered.
He talked on and on through "Swing
Old Liza," through "Mister Bluster,"
through "Oats, Teas, Beans and Bar
ley" and to tho beginnings of "Snap."
"Snap" forbids conversation, albeit
it is destitute of singing. Loulza was
a beautiful runner, a swift and sure
catcher. What need to add that she
was ruthlessly snapped onto the floor
almost as soon as ever she sat down?
Sandy Roberts, in especial, got her
out whenever ho could, and since he
was the life of the game that was very
often. But when, In the course of play,
she became part of the stump, he
thought It would be great sport to get
himself Irregularly the pursuer of Sal
ly. lie caught her, of course, although
phe made him pant for it, and would
not let her go until ho had given her a
resounding smack. The next minute
lie measured his length on the rag car
pet. Silas Venn's fist had sent him
there, and Silas himself stood over him
with eyes that said plainly, "Come out
side and settle it."
Then something happened; something
to talk about for at least a generation.
Loulza, the meek and mild, the gentlest
creature living, flew at Silas iu a rage,
shook him hard and whirled him aside,
then stooped over the prostrate Sandy,
half sobbing: "If—if he hurt you, I'll
kill him! Get up, Sandy, darlin'. I
don't care who knows now."
Sandy rose to his feet, to the occasion.
"There's a mix got to be straightened
up, folks," he said, catching tight bold
of Louiza's hand. "We're goln' to mar
ry next week. If we have to run away.
I've been waltln' and waltln' till she
said I might tell the old folks. They
don't like me, but they'll have to lump
"Sandy, I beg your pardon! Shake!
I thought you were after somebody
else," Silas Venn said Joyously, edging
to Sally's side. "I'm goln' to speak out,
too," she said. "If Sally wou't have
me I'll stay a lone widower till the end
o' my days. llow Is it, little gal?"
"Humph! Look at her face. She's
been lovin' you since she saw you cry
so at your wife's buryin'," Mary-Bet
Junior, the irrepressible, broke In."And
I ain't ashamed to say I've loved Hen
ry Just as long. lie—he's Just now
found it out. But it's all comln*
"Except for me," John Trotter Inter
John was thirty-seven, if he did ad
mit to only thirty-three. He had, more
over, a flock of girl children. That was
why Loulza had been set down so
much his special benefaction. He look
od speculatively at Miss Mary-Bet.
After all, she didn't show the five years
"I wonder if you'd look at a fellow
my size and shape," he murmured un
Miss Mary-Bet shook her head at
him, but said in his own key: "It must
be marryln' Is catchln', same as
measles. Come, and let's talk It over
some other time."
What In un AbrnahV »
This question is answered in a most
interesting manner by George Leland
Hunter In an article entitled "Tho
Truth About 'Doctored' Rugs" In Coun
try Life In Anierlea. TIo writes:
"Abrash Is a most Interesting word.
Iu Persia if father, son and grand
yon have Roman uoscs, then a Roman
nose is the abrash of that family. If
gluttony is characteristic of genera
tion after generation, then is gluttony
the hereditary abrash. If it Is a
strawberry mark on the left shoulder,
then tho strawberry mark Is an abrash.
The a brashes of a rug are the stripes
or bands that run parallel or entirely
across the pile. When seen for the
first time bj Americans accustomed to
admire ami Insist on the deathlike uni
formity that characterizes machine
products abrashes are apt to Impress
them as defects, particularly If wide.
It takes experience and acquaintance
with tho art Industries to grasp com
pletely the significance and artistic
value of individuality."
THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
Try Now tho Wny* of Yore anil See
lion- You Like Thorn.
Good old times, says the San Antonio
Light, are a delusion and a snare, and
the man who sigliri for them has little
conception of what they were. Return
to them, would you? Then rise on a
cold morning and wash at tho pump,
pull on a pair of rawhide boots that
rival a tin can In stiffness, pull on a
woolen shirt over your back and sit
down to a bare meal with »aur three
legged stool dancing around on a spilt
slab floor, eat corn pone and bacon
for a steady diet and labor fourteen
hours out of twenty-four. Go without
a daily paper, a fly screen, a mosquito
bar, a spring mattress, a kerosene
lamp, geehaw your oxen to market
and sit on the floor of an ox cart as
you wend your way to church or a
frolic. Parch corn and peas for coffee
and sassafras for tea and see how you
The old days are looked backward to
affectionately, says the Galveston
News, because they were the days of
our youth, of bounding blood and sup
ple Joints, the days of hope and tho
days of lovo and laughter and song.
The days of tho present will bo the
good old days of the coming generation
and will be regarded by our successors
as rather crude in customs and harsh
In muny ways, yet withal not to be de
spised. The progressives of our ago
are the mossbacks of later eras. Fifty
years hence we will be accounted as
slow and Immature as we now regard
those of half a century ago.
The Direr Bird.
A Dantzlc correspondent writes:
While swimming 011 a lake with her
brood of five a diver bird was shot and,
although mortally wounded, collected
her young ones and dived for their
safety. When her dead body floated to
the surface the jive little birds wero
still clinging with their beaks to her
wings, but all had been suffocated by
remaining too long under the water.—
A Kansas philosopher warns the men
against the girl who takes time to con
sider a proposal of marriage, no Inti
mates that she Is hopeful that some
thing better will turn up. Still, tho
.•nan she finally accepts can console
himself with the reflection that she has
discovered !t wasn't possible for any
thing better to turn up. Cleveland
A visit to the hospital for tli9 in
sane, where improvements aro in prog
ress, just now abounds iu unusual
interost, revealing not only the mag
nitude of tho work under way, but al
so tho finest kind of workmanship and
most modern methods of construction.
A casual glauce over tho work will
j convince one that when completed tho
J heat,light and power plant at the hos
pital will stand without an oqual iu
this section of tho State.
Upwards of fifty 111011 are employed,
all under the general superintendence
of A. R. NVildey, who resides in this
sity. Work 011 tho imiuonso steel
stack, on the boilers and on tho con
crete building, the latter to house tho
heat,light and powor plant.is in prog
ress all at tho same timo.
Tho most striking foaturo of the
uew work is tho 150-foot stool stack,
which has now risen to tho height of
fifty feet. The stack will bo tho higli
ost objoct in this section. To secure a
firm foundation it was necossary to
excavate to a depth of sixtoeu feet.
Tho base of heavy masonry, founded
on tho solid rock, extends 11 feet, 4
inches abovo tho surface of the grouud.
Tho base, which is octagonal in form,
will have a finished front. Concreted
over, it will present a massive ami
artistic appearance. At the bottom of
the baso tho greatest distauco from
face to faco is twenty-four feet, taper
ing to sixteen foot at tho top. The
stool stack proper, at tho base is four
teen feot in diameter; from that point
it tapers gradually to a distauco of
twouty-fivo feot, whore it is ten feet
The stack is a "solf-coutaincd"
stack,by which is implied that 110 guy
ropes will bo used to koop it firm;
neither is any scaffolding employed in
its construction. An ingenious system
of appliances is employed,umlor which
the big stack grows as if by magic and
in tou days' timo unless plans fail it
will be finished. 011 tho insido of tho
stack is a tablo, suspended, which is
gradually elevated as each successive
fivo-foot section of plate is riveted on.
On tho "tablo" is a gin pole, which
iuclinos out over tho hide of tho stack
and carries a rope eonnoctod with a
heavy crab ou the groiiud.by tho means
of which tho sections of plate are rais
ed up and hold at any level desired for
rivoting. 011 tho outside 011 a level
with the top is a "cradle," carried
upward also as the stack grows iu
height, ou which the workmeu stand
to rivet, tho phitos fast in their propor
H. R Fowler, erocting engineer for
E. Keelor & company, has charge of
tho boiler construction. .Tamos Sul
livan, of Williamsport, assisted bv
Robert Dought of tho same place, is
t directly in cliargo of work 011 the big
stack. The boilers, tlireo in number,
are of 350 horse power each. E. Keolor
& Co. installed the steam plant at the
capitol at Harrisburg; also at the Now
York post oilico aud at tho Chicago
stock oxchaugo. Tho work done by E.
Keolor & Co. at tho hospital for tho
insano will correspond with the host
work done by that company at the
capitol or at the other buildings. The
boiler plant at the hospital is tho fin
est and most couipleto iu tho State.
Tho boilers aro walled up in front
with wliito ouameled brick, laid in
marble dust, while the side aud rear
walls aro laid with pressed brick mix
ed with red mortar. Tho boilers aro
suspended 011 stool suspension frames
aud are entirely iudopendout of the
brick work. C. B. Sauors, of Wil
liamsport, lias charge of tho brick
work at tho boilers.
Tho concrete building for tho boat,
light and powor plant begins to show
up very handsomely. Not only is it tho
first concrete building built in Dan
ville, but it possesses foaturos wholly
now in coucroto coustructiou. It is,
thoroforo, wholly uniquo and worthy
of study. Tho walls vary, ruuuing
four, fivo, six aud eight inches in
thickness. Nothing so thin in concrete
has over boon attempted before. Not
only does it give the structure, whoso
oxtorior is broken by tall pilasters, an
oruato and graceful appoaranco, but it
is avorred by tho experts in charge
that the thinness of the walls renders
them more pliable aud hence imparts
to them greater tenacity, so that tlioy
could bo relied upon to withstand al
most any shock, ovou that of au earth
quake. Ordiuarily small forms, say,2
by 4 feot are usod in building concrete
walls,but at tho powor plant a depart
ure was made by using forms 1<» to .18
feet in length and 4 to « foot in height.
Another unique feature about the cou
structiou of tho coucrete building is
that the roof is being put 011 while the
walls aro still incomplete and from
presont appoaraucos the roof will bo
finished long before the concroto work
011 the walls.
Wesley Bartine.of Philadelphia, has
charge of tho engineering aud con
struction of the building and also the
making of tho steam connections.
Each of tho gontlcmen abovo named,
at tho head of tho various departments
of tho work, is not only an acknowledg
ed export iu his lino, but is a courte
ous aud obliging gentleman and is en
titled to a good word in passing.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Georgo H. Poulterer and wife, of
Philadelphia, are sending several
days iu this city. Mr. Poulterer had j
charge of tho dismantling of the besse
mor blast furnace and together with
his wife, he spout last winter in Dau
ville. Both formed many pleasant
friendships in Danville and their visit
meets with a cordial welcome.
Will Erect Addition.
J. H. Goeser & Co. will shortly
erect a large addition to their ware
house 011 East Chestnut street. The
presont quarters are becoming too
crowded. —Hazleton Plain Speaker.
The capital stock of tho Danville and
Riversido silk mills, belonging to Mr.
Hartmau's important group of plants
located iu the North branch valley,
has been increased to $3<i5,000. The
Riverside plant is ready to receive the
machinery,which is expected to arrive
at any day, while tho thirty-five foot
annex for tho boilers, is nearly under
roof. The mill in this city, tho parent
plant, of tho whole group, is ruuuing
011 full time.
Tho iucroased capital covers tho
lauds, bnildings,machinery and work
ing capital of tho Danville and River
side mills owned by F. Q. Hartniau
and now incorporated under the laws
of Pennsylvania as F. Q. Hartniau,in
corporated. The increase of capital
will bo used in tho Riverside plant
and additions plauued at tho Danville
mills. TIIO original plaus at tho Riv
erside plant conformed to an expendi
ture of 000; as chaugod later tho
entire plant, ready for operation, will
represent an investment of $(55,000.
Tho steady growth of Mr. Hartmau's
silk business.which in its last expan
sion has given this place practically a
now industry, is a fine object lesson to
show what may bo accomplished for a
town wliou money is rightly invested
and tho right skill and business tact is
employed. It carries out Mr. Hart
man's idea that the secret of develop
ment iu a town's enterpiises lies iu
those enterprises themselves, or with
those in whose hands their management
rests ; in other words that in a munici
pality all true growth must originate
within. In Mr. Hartmau's group of
five mills there is a capital of sjoo,ooo
During the six mouths past the silk
business has passed through a period
of deep depression duo to fickle fash
ion, which, howover, always drifts
back to the queou of textiles. The full
significance of this depression mav be
grasped when it is stated that tho
large silk mills of Scrautou and sub
urbs, a dozen in number, are working
only four days a week and that fully
four thousand employes have been laid
oft'. Included in tho above mills are
tho Sauquoit silk mill, which 0111-
J ployes 2,500 men, women and children,
j and the Harvey and Klotz mills, both
of which employ largo forces. In con
tradistinction to tho abovo state of af
fairs is tho fact that Mr. Hartmau's
entire group of five mills liavo boon
running full liaudod evorydayaiul are
at presout very busy.
Mr. Hartmau's plants are all mod
ern, enabling him to turn out a sup
erior product and horein undoubtedly
lies tho oxpluatiou why they have
boon in constant oporation for the past
ton years without losiug a day except
A S%\lns Dainty That IN Made of Pre-
Last summer I ate genuine Swiss
chirschuius twenty years old. It tasted
like a concentration of all tlie richness
and sweetness of the most perfect
cherries. 111 appearance it was a pur
plish black mass. Age had not Impair
ed it In the least.
Upon inquiry I learned how this
cherry concoction, with Its wonderful
preserving quality, is made. The cher
ries used must be perfect—very largo,
ripe, Juicy black ones and, above all,
Tho Juice of them pressed out and
strained through a bag Is putin a
large preserving kettle, at the bottom
of which Is placed a piece of smoked
pork fastened to a block of wood. The
wood serves as a weight to keep tho
fat down and prevent the Juice from
burning as It thickens.
Tho cherry Juice is boiled for about
twenty-four hours without sugar, but
stirred from timo to time until It
becomes a mass of sweetness so flriu
and thick that It would not fall If tho
kettle were inverted.
That is all, a simple process, but the
result Is delicious. This chirschmus Is
in general use In Switzerland with the
"susse nuke" (sweet butter) and bread.
--London Ladies' World.
Nafe. Always reliable. Ladle*. Mir Prnmrlßt for
t'lt It'll IMTKK'N ENULINII In Bed and
IJold metallic boxea, Healed with blue ribbon.
Take no other. Kefoae dnngrroua nubwtl-
Cntlon* and Imitation*. Huy of your DruggiM,
or aend 4e. in stamps for I'artleulara, Teatl>
monlala itnd "Relief for LndlvH." in irtrtr,
bv return Mall. 10,000 Testimonials. Mold bj
CHIOHBSTBR CHEMICAL CO.
SlOe HI ad 1 son Nqaare, I*lll Liu, TA.
To ALL CREDITOR*, liKOATBES AND OTHER
I'KKSONS 1 NTKICKSTKD—Notice IH hereby given
that the following named persons (lid on tho
dale a 111 xed to their n.-tines, (Ho the aeeonnts
of their administration to the CHtate of those
persons, deceased,and < inardian Accounts-.&c.
whose mines are hereinafter mentioned, in
the office of the Register for tho Probate of
Wills and granting of letters of Administra
tion, In and for Ihe County of Montour, and
l hnl the same will be presented totheOrphans'
Court of snld county, for confirmation and
aliownnce, on Monday, tli<* VMth dny of
Mep't A. I>., 1000, at the meeting of the
Court in the naemoon.
Aug. 18fch. The first and final account
of E. L. Lyons, Administrator
of the estate of George Fry, late
of Limestone Township, deceas-,
Aug. 25th. The first and final account
of Thomas E. Murray, Adminis
trator oP the estate of Martha
\V. Pnrsel, late of the Borough
of Danville, deceased
Aug. 25th. The first and final account
of M. drier Younginan, Admin
istrator cum testanionto annexe
of the estate of ,T. H. Uinstead,
late of Liberty Township, de
Aug. 25tli. The second and partial ac
count of William C. Prick an
Cordelia E. Gearhart, Execu
tors of the last will and testa
ment of David Clarke, late of
the Borough ot Danville, deceas
Aug. 25th The first and final acconn
of Mary Catharine Moser and
George W. Moser, Administra
tors of the estate of Philip S.
Moser, lat« of Valley Township,
WM. L. SIDLER, REGISTER.
Register's Office, Danville, Pa.
August 25th. A. D. 1006.
HSE OF RURAL
A number of stories, most of them
erroneous, have been circulating in
the press of the State of late about the
regulations of the post office depart
ment in regard to rural delivery mail
boxes. In order that all the patrons of
the Danville routes may understand
the regulations of the department the
"rural delivery sorvice box regula
tions" issued July 26th., 1906, are giv
en below :
"Iu accordance with the several ord
ers of the postmaster general upou the
subject,the following regulations con
cerning the manufacture, salo aud
use of rural delivery mail boxes must,
bo observed :
"Each person desiring the rural de
livery servico must orect at his own
cost, and in the manner prescribed by
the regulations of the departmeut, a
box complying with the following
OBLONG OR RECTANGULAR.
"Material.—Galvanized sheet, iron
or sheet steel of not less than 20 gauge.
Size,not loss than 18 by (5 by « inches.
1 4 Tho odgos must bo supported by
folding tho metal back upon itself, or
by riveting to baud iron or steel at
least one-Bixtoonth inch in thickness
and at least one-half inch iu width,or
by wiring with not loss than No. 10
gauge wire. Boxes mado of heavier
material than 20 gauge noed not. bo ro
CIRCULAR, SEMICIRCULAR OR
"Material—Galvanized sheot. iron or
shoot steel of not less than 22 gaugo.
Whore black iron or stool is used, and
galvanized after boxes are made, not
less than 24-gauge metal shall be used.
Size, not less than 18 inches long by t»
inches in diameter.
"The edges must bo supported and
strengthened by corrugating, bonding
or curling or by wiring with No. 10
gauge wire, or by folding metal back
upon itself, or by supporting by rivet
ing to *uch edges band iron at least,
ono-sixtooiith inch in thickness and
one-half inch in width.
CONSTRUCTION AND WORKMAN
"All boxes must be made in work
manlike manner; no joints depending
sololy on soldor but all joiuts either
seamed; curled oi riveted; covers,
lids or incasements hinged or pivoted
in a strong, substantial manner, and
edgos of samo to extend down or lap
over the.mail holding compartment.,so
as to thoroughly protoct tho mail from
rain, snow or dust in all conditions of
weather; all oxjiosod parts, such as
rivets hintros to bo galvanized. Aj)er
tures in rural mail boxes, to de
posit mail without unlocking boxos,
should bo mado small enough, or pro
tected by some dovico, to prevent the
improper abstraction of mail.
"No box shall bo approved for use
on rural routes which is not provided
with a substantial signal, which, al
though it may bo comparatively sim
ple and inexpensive, is durable and
so designed aud attached as to fully
servo the purposo of indicating wheth
er or not thore is mail in the box.
" Patrons who desire to do so may
make or liavo made for their own use
boxes conforming to tho specifications
horoiu sot forth by submitting plan of
such boxes and samplo of material of
which they are to bo constructed, or
tho boxos themselves, for approval to
tho postmaster at a post oflico located
at tho county seat. If said boxos shall
bo fouud to conform to tho require
ments of tho specifications of tho de
partment, tho postmaster shall author
ize tho owners to paint or stoucil in a
conspicuous placo on tho boxos the
words "approved by tho postmastor
"Tho following inscrip! ions only aro
permitted to appear on approved boxes,
(a) Tho nanio of owner ami nunibor
(b) Name and addross of manufac
turer, inconspicuously placed.
(c) Tho words "Approved by tho
Postmastor-Gonoral." "U. S. mail."
"Each box must bo erected by the
road side, so that carrior can easily
obtain access to it without deviating
from route or dismounting from his
" Postniastors will roport to the
fourth assistant postmaster general the
ii'Miios of all patrous maintaining in
appropriate, unsafe and unsuitable
boxes,indicating kind and size of box,
name of manufacturer if known and
dato of erection ; also the names of pa
troiis who use boxos improperly or
octed ou routes. Sorvico must not. bo !
with drawn from any box now boing
served without specific instructions
from tho department.
"Porsons refusing to comply with
tho conditions herein set forth will be
regarded as not dosiring rural dolivery
aud tho rural carrior will bo direct
ed not to sorvo them.
"Moro than one family,but not more I
than five families, may be permitted '
to use tho same box, provided writtou •
notice of agreement to that effect,sign
ed by tho head of each family, is filed
with tho postmaster at the distribut
"While not an absolute requirement j
tho uso of locks is oucouraged as a
protective measure, If patrons provide j
boxos with locks tho carriers must bo •
furnished with keys, and will unlock
aud lock the boxos when serving thoin.
Patrons providing "boxes with locks
will simplify aud faoilitato tho work
of carriers by adoptiug locks for oach 1
route of such pattern that they may be
fitted with master keys.
"Master keys intended for carriers
should bo delivered only to postmas- j
tors at distributing offices ami will bo
plilcod by theio in tho hands of car
"Postmasters aro permitted to ord
er for present or prospoctivo patrons
any approved box seloctod by patrons
ou patrons, request, but tlioy aro not al
lowed to rocoivo auy compensation or
profit, whatever in return for such sor
vico, and must not, directly or iu
directly, act as agents for auy box
manufacturer or exert any influence '
with patrons iu favor of any box aa
"No officer or employe of the post
office service shall be permitted to act ♦
as agent for or. by himself or through
others, become interested iu the sale
of any rural delivery box.
y. V. DoGROW,
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gener
Ducks in Season.
Saturday begun the oi>en season for
shooting of doves until Jauuary ly
black birds until January 1 ; wild wat
er fowl of all kinds until the Ist of
January and two weeks iu April; short
birds of all kinds and jacksnipe uutil
Jauuary 1. No person is allowed to
kill more than ten wild duck in a day
or moie than a hundred in a season,
under penalty of $lO for each duck
killed and found in thoir possession.
You can trust a medicine
tested 60 years! Sixty years
of experience, think of thatt
Experience with Ayer's Sar
saparilla; the original Sarsa
parilla; the Sarsaparilla the
doctors endorse for thin blood,
weak nerves, general debility.
But even thin grand nlil medicine cannot do
tta best work If the liver is inactive and the
bo we In constipated. For tin* best possible re
sult#, you should take laxative Hones of Ayer's
Pills while taking the Sarsapurilla.
M Hade by J. C Ayo.r Co.. Lowell, Mass.
JM Ai oo manufacturers of
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flk -JL Civl O CHF.RRV PECTORAL.
Wo havo no secrets! V.'e publish
the formulas of all our u>rdioini>» M
——si ■ 111 II 111 ■! HI " -PWSKK^T"'
J. J DROWN
THE EYE A SPECIALTY.
Ryes tested, treated, w*.led with <lans
e- -u»d artificial eyes st: t »|!ied.
Market Street. Hlo. iitsburg, Pa.
ITours—lo n. m. t•sp. m.
Charles V. Amerman,
Attoiney-at-L w Notary Public
INSURANCE, (JKN'li LAW PRACTICE
DR. J. BWEISFORT,
Uses ODONTUNDI'R lor the painless ex
traction of teeth. Dentistry in all
its branches and all work guar
Opposite Opera Mouse, Danv lie
i i 10.HAN w. WELtH.
UUtrtot A tlorn.y of Montour Ooutr
K* 107 MILL STRBBT,
A. C. AMESBURY,
Best Coal In Town.
lake 7. ■ pc«nr.|.ili«iM U
ROSSMAN & SON'S PHARMACY,
346 MILL STREET, DANVILLE, PA.
Two R«rteter«4 Pharmacists In otaarga
par* Frusta Drags and full Una of Palaal
Medloliss and tnnrirtas
Vllfl CIGARS GOOD COLD SODA.
G. SHOOP HUNT.
Opposite Opera House
JANViLLE. - - I'KNN'A
WM. KASE WEST.
R*. 880 MILL STRHBT,
DAN VI LIB.
a*. 110 MILL STREET,
WILLIAM L. SIDLER,
rot Mli.L AND HARKET STIIRTS,
BEST FOR THE
If yon haven't a rotrular, healthy movement of the
bowels every day, you'ro IU or will be. Keep yonr
bowels opon, and bo well. Force, in the abape of
violent phyalc or pill poison, is dangeroun. The
smoothest, easiest, moat perfect way of keeping
the bowels clear and clean ia to tako
CAT 'EM LIKE CANDY
Ploasant, Palatable, Potent, Taato Good, Do
Good, Never Sicken, Weaken orUrlpe; 10, 25 and
60 cents per box. Write for free sample, aud book
let on health. Addross 433
Sterling Remedy Company, Chicago or New York.
KEEP YOliR BLOOD CLEAN
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