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County Superintendent C. W. Derr
Tuesday for tho first took up the
work of visiting the schools of tho
county. The rural schools aro now all
in full swing and are doing good work.
Condition*? in the country districts
differ somewhat from in town aud in
stead of crowded schools tho attend
ance just now is found to be nothing
to boast of. It will not be until Octo
ber or November that the full number
of pupils will bo onrollod in tho rural
schools. Meanwhilo owing to the
heavy crops and scarcity of farm help
the boys and girls will bo noodod to as
sist with fall work on many of the
County Superintendent C. W. Dorr
Tuesday stated that lie; ha-s perfected
no plans for tho county institute be
yond the fact that it will bo held on
the same date as last year. will
coufor with Borough Superintendent
Gordy with the view of arranging a
program that will be beneficial alike
to the town aud the country teachers.
The fact seems evident that the even
ing entertainments of the county in
stitute, as has boon the case during
several years past, will not be a very
prominent feature. The county super
intendent has not booked a single at
traction as yet. It. does not soom un
likely, however, that one evening ot
the week niaj* be occupied with an en
tertainment of a '.high ordor, the en
tire proceeds of which shall bo applied
to a memorial to Thaddeus Stevens,
the great champion of tin; free schools
This memorial, it is planned,will take
the form of an industrial school or
home, erected at Lancaster, where in
digent orphan boys can bo taught some
useful trade. Montour is one of tho 1
few counties of the State that has as
yet contributed nothing toward the
grand memorial.
Big Barn Burned.
Evidently the work of an incendi
ary, who was discovered and shot at
as he fled into tho darkness, tho barn
of Russell Karns in Benton township,
Columbia county, near the Mcllenry
distillery was burned to the ground
just beforo midnight Monday night.
The farm was tenanted by Chester
Campbell and his son.
Alex. Campbell was returning homo
at 11:80 o'clock. As ho approached the
barn he heard tho snapping and crack
ing sound of firo coining from the
building. When not more than twen
ty-five foot away the door was flung
open and a man who could not be re
cognized in the dark rushed from tho
building and fled across tho lield.
Young Campbell cairied a revolver
which he promptly pulled and fired af
ter tho fioeing figure, but the shots
either went wild, or tho calibre was
too small to bring the man to a stop.
Almost instantaneously with this
strange occurronco, the roof of tho
building burst out in a mass of flames
which soon enveloped tho entire struc
The entire neighborhood was quick
ly ou the scone, and two horses and
two cows were saved from destruction.
The barn was a large ono and was fill
ed with hay and grain all of which
made but fuel for the flames, and the
entire structure with all contents in
cluding a calf,was in less than a hour
a mass of ruins.
Just who the ]>erson was who was
seen running from the barn is not
known, but he undoubtedly was con
nected with the fire. Whether the man
intentionally or accidentally fired the
building, however, is a question. On
numerous occasions in the past, grain
had been stolen from the building;
and it may have been that the maraud
er was after another haul when he ac
cidentally dropped a light whi<?li start
ed a blaze in the hay.
Trolley Line In Hore Trouble.
The Shamokiu-Mt. Oarmel Transit
company is getting into deeper water
every day. The borough council of
Centralia at a meeting held Monday
night served notice that unless cars
were run within the next 10 days they
would tear up the tracks, pull down
the wires and cut down the poles
within the borough limits.
The Ashland council has already
placed a bar across the track and torn
up a rail where the road enters the
Further trouble coinos to tlio elusive
manager, Mr. G. M. Smith,by failing
to meet the employes Monday as he
had promised t0..-The men wero anxi
ous to come to a settlement, but now
are more determined than ever.
Sunday afternoon tlio committee rep
resenting the striking employes wore
summoned to the office of Attorney
Faust, of Mt. Oarmel, who is well
known in this city,and who is a heavy
stockholder in the company, to talk
the situation over and to see if some
arrangements could not bo made to
bring about a settlement. After a con
ference of about an hour Faust called
up Smith and lie agreed to moot tlio
men Monday morning at 9 o'clock in
the rooms of tlio Mt. Oarniol Banking
company. The men wore on time and
patiently waitod until 10 o'clock and
Smith failing to appear secured tally
hos and drove to the power plant to
demand their money. When they noar
ed the plant the manager was seen in
the office; by tlio time they arrived he
had disappeared. Clerk Thomas hand
ed out the checks and tlio men return
ed to Mt. Oarmel and hail them cash
The people in the coal regions are
becoming tired of the inconveniences
of a trolley tie-up and are demanding
a settlement. Particularly is the un
diplomatic and unlucky manager being
heaped with abuse. Ho should take
gome lessons from tlio gonial and ob
liging manager of the local trolley
Hazleton has just 585 honest citizons
who own dogs,according to the Stand
ard. There are supposed to bo about
that many moro whose owners are de
termined to evade the tax by escaping
the vigilance of the police who are
equally determined that they shall pay
tax for their canines or else surrender
them to be shot
Below will bo found a list of ap
pointments matlo in accordance with
the act authorizing the county com
missioners in each county to appoint a
suflicient number of suitable persons
in each township and ward at the ex
pense of the county to look after, bury,
and provide headstones for the body of
any honorably discharged soldier,sail
or or marine, who sorved in the army
or navy ot the United States during
the late rebellion or any preceding war
and shall thereafter die leaving in
sufficient means to defray the neces
sary burial expenses.
Last year seven veterans were buried
in Montour county under the above
act; hence it will bo seen that the
position for which tho appointments
are made is an important one and calls
for men who will carefully attend to
their duties. lit making their selec
tions the county commissioners were
governed largely by advice from Good
rich Post, No. 22, G. A. H., to which
they appealed before making tlio ap
pointments. Tho jiersoiis selected by
the county commissioners will serve
indefinitely. The full list, is as follows:
Anthony township—Joseph Acor.
Cooper township—Honry Wert man.
Danville-—First ward, W. M. Hod
dens; second ward, Samuel M ills; third
ward,Benton 11. Brown; fourth ward,
Abram O. Angle.
Derry township—Frank G. Blee.
Liberty township—Samuel Kester.
Limestone township Daniel F.
Mahoning township—Honry Wire
Mayberry township—Montgomery
Valley township—Henry Winter
Washingtonvilie—,l. Hudson Leidy.
West Hemlock Calvin Shultz.
Threaten to lilow lip Trolley.
The situation over the failure of tho
Shauiokin-Mt. Carmel Transit com
pany, through a strike, to resume op
erations is becoming desperate at Cen
tralia, and tho residents threaten to
blow up the entire track and not al
low tho company to again put a track
on the borough streets unless cars are
HOOII running.
The Centralia borough council held
a special meeting last evening and
took action on the matter.
The council has been at loggerheads
with Smith, manager of the road, for
some time, and will take advantage of
tho present situation to make him live
up to the agreement made when the
fraucliise was first granted the com
pany or get out. The council will send
a communication to Smith,telling him
to oporato his cars in the borough at
once. In the oveut of his failure he
will be told to take up liis tracks.
A great many residents of Centralia
work in other places and have hereto
fore been entirely dependent on tho
trolloy line togo to and from work.
The community as a whole is highly
incensed over the failure of tho com
pany to operate cars ; they say man
ager Smith has always conducted
things with a high hand in the past ;
and they now threaten to blosv up the
entire track from Conyngliam town
ship into the borough unless the cars
are very soon placed in operation.
The young pooplo of Centralia are
getting buuehos of real fun out of the
trolley strike situation. Many young
men and maidens from the town on
tlio hill work in Mt. Carmol. There is
no early train to bring them down and
they must walk to work. Some of them
get oIT in the afternoon in time to get
home on the 4:30 Lehigh train, but
they must walk back homo at night.
It is as good for the physical makeup
as a vacation in tlio country! The
young folks will develop muscles, and
promoto health,and help tlio shoemak
er on his way to wealth.
lialustrade Being Installed.
The front of the courthouse took on
au additional attraction yesterday
when the handsome balustrade of metal
was installed above the artistic stone
work enclosing and forming tlio three
[doorways of tlio building. The wood
en parapet, which did service from
tl;o time the courthouse was built,
was torn down a couplo of wooks ago.
The balustrade is very ornamental
and is manufactured of galvanized
iron and zinc,materials which are bo
ing used very extensively not only for
that purpose but also for window
frame, window sash and tlio like. Tlio
halustrado was manufactured by John
E. Polil, of Lancaster, and bad to be
made expressly for the courthouse
from plans made here and forwarded
to the factory. It was installed yester
day afternoon under the supervision
jof John J. Reilly, a representative of
the factory.
Rofore the balustrade was erected
the top of tlio stone work was covered
with shoot lead, so as to preserve the
expasod surface and especially the
joints from the action of the weather.
Altogether tlio job when completed
will be a most thorough one.
Large plate glass nearly tlio height
of the doors will ho inserted at the
middle entrance which will still fur
ther add to the attractiveness of the
front. Tho huge panels have already
been cut out of the middle doors and
every thing is ready to insert the plate
glass as soon as it arrives.
Challenges County.
| Tho record for farm work in this
I section of tho State is without doubt
hold by David Howe,who is employed
oil tho farm of Joseph Patterson, in
Mt. Pleasant township, Columbia coun
Monday morning ho cut and sot up
sovoiity-fivo shocks of corn ;and in tlio
afternoon ho cradlod two acres of buck
wheat; ami all this was done in a
working day of ten hours. In the ovon
ing ho was not at all unduly fatigued,
and says ho could have kept up thai
work at the same rate for several
hours longer. It must bo remembered
too that this was done in spite of tho
fact that Monday was an unusually
warm and humid day.
Mr. Howo offers a challenge for any
ono to surpass or equal bis record
made Monday.
Professor Surface sent to the State
printer Saturday his copy for the first
"Snake Bulletin." The object of this
bulletin is to givo the farmers of Penn
sylvania accurate information with re
gard to the food of snakes. It is gen
erally supposed that all snakes are
harmful and that they should be kill
ed on sight. As a matter of fact many
of them are valuable allies of the farm
or, killing slugs and destructive
worms. This bulletin gives practical
facts oil tho subject, and as their data
has nevor boon brought together bo
fore in this manner, the preliminary
demand for the bulletin is large.
Professor Surface states that those
people wishing hulletius can secure
them by sending to him some live
specimen of snake, worm or bug. Those
specimens are studied, drawings are
made of them, and in some cases col
ored plates are prepared. Many pub
lic schools all over Pennsylvania have
written to Professor Surface astyng
for zoological specimens. If tlieso
schools will send live specimens to the
State department of agriculturo they
will receive in return those same
specimens mounted and labeled ; very
possibly, too, they may receive addi
tional ones. It is no difficult matter
for school boys oi school girls to col
lect a large number of bugs or insects.
After the Stato department has studied
these and made drawings of them it is
quite ready to return the specimens in
such shape that they will last for
years; they will bo labeled so that tho
pupils can study them intelligently.
Tlio department of agriculture lias
quite a large museum 011 tlio fifth floor
of tlio new oapitol. Any person wish
ing excitement can find plenty of it
there. At least a dozen large snakes
arrive daily; thoro are live rattlesnakes
and copperheads,as well as live adders
and others less venomous. Two small
boxes contain rattlesnakes five feet
long; in ono are yellow rattlers; in
the other, black rattlers. Their rattles
sound a vigorous alarm whenever the
box is touched roughly.
Professor Surface states that the rat
tlesnakes and the copperheads are tli
only really venomous snakes iu tho
State. Many other snakes aro really
harmless, and in many cases they act
ually do beneficial work.
Even a dozen snakes a day is not a
largo enough supply to suit the de
partment, so it has started a snake in-
cubator. Scores of suako eggs are
hatching out. Saturday morning a
black snake was partially hatched ; its
head projected only an inch from the
shell, but it showed signs of vigorous
life, darting its tongue out and biting
the fingers of Professor Surface. This
suake oven at maturity is not venom
ous. The small ones now hatching are
spotted; as they grow oldor they be
conio perfectly black. A black snake
hatched a week ago is now a foot
long; the attendants pick up a hand
ful of small black snakes us roadilv as
if they wore handling so many cher
A number of house snakes wore in
the incubator also: these snakos kill
rats and mice ami keep farm houses
free from vermin. They are quite
Some very vicious looking snakes
called spreading adders, wore pro
nounced harm loss. They are usually
regarded as most dangerous. The at
tendants handled several likely speci
mens without gloves ;the tongues dart
od out simulating the action of tlio
really deadly serpents ; but although
the reptiles wore tossed up in the air,
and were handled after the manner of
footballs, no one was injurod in the
least. Ono of tlio snakes finally grow
tired of being maltreated and stimul
ated death, turning over oil its back,
lying motionless. It lay with its
mouth open and its head flattened as
if crushed : no amount of rough treat
ment suflicod to make it move unless
it wore turned ovor. Then it whirled
onto its back instantly—evidently rea
soning that a snake could not be dead
oxcopt. in that position.
In another portion of tlio museum
are 800 larvae cages. Probably a more
ropulsive sot of worms was never col
lected. The department studies all of
these, learning particularly on what
they food and what parasites food up
on thorn. Some of the most ropollant
ones are really not injurious. Saturday
morning a larue green larva arrived at
the department sent by J. it. Gilmoro,
of Chamborsburg. Tlio specimen is
known as the hickory horn devil. Tlio
larva is an enormous groen worn seven
inches long and covered with horns.
All stages of devolopiuont from the egg
to the full image may bo seen at the
museum. In many cases the pupa is
forming inside of the glass case so that
the process is perfectly visible.
The work of the department along
this line of investigation is much moro
enormous than is generally realized.
The main objoct is to benefit the farm
er; to teach him who his friends are.
Almost daily the department receives
specimens of tlio "thessala," a wing
ed insect with a three-forked tail
which is at least four inches long. The
writers say that this insect is doing
harm to their trees and that they kill
it whonever possible. As a matter of
fact the thossala is a friend of the
farmer, using its long tail to place its
tiny eggs down under the bark of
trees, on wood grubs which are really
injuring the lifo of tlio treo. The eggs
hatch out and young thossala eats tlio
grub for its food, thus really perform
ing a beneficial deed.
The department of agriculture is giv
ing tlio farmers, in a practical way.the
scientific information which they need
so much and which will enable them
to distinguish friend from foo.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
100,000 TO ATTEND
liarrishurg must rise to the occasion
wliou the now capitol is dedicated on
October 4, for there promises to be
more people in Pennsylvania's capitol
011 that occasion than there has ever
boon before at one time, the estimates
made by tho now capitol dedication
com 111 it too at its mooting in Philadel
phia Friday giving the figures at 100,-
(KX). To care for those people and re
tain them there ovor night will be
Harrisburg's part of tho outortain
lnent, and to aid in the good work
the commission will givo the board
of trade committee $2,500.
Goorgo F. Payne & Co., of Phila
delphia, will erect tho grandstand to
I hold 8,100 people, for $5,619, and it
will bo guaranteed to be of tho most
substantial character. It will be plac
ed over the brownstono stairway 0111
West State street and will command a |
view over a great stretch, so that ev
erybody can see President Koosovolt,
although many may not be within the
sound of his voice.
The president will leave Washington
011 tho morning of tho 4th of Octobor
in a special train of throe cars, one a
combined parlor and diner for his
special party, one for the newspaper
correspondents and an extra car as a
buffet next to tho engine. He will
reach Harrisburg as near 11 o'clock as
possible and bo rocoived by the new
capitol dedication committee and May
or Gross and escorted to the capitol by
tho governor's troop and the first troop
of Philadelphia.
At 11 :30 the exercises in front of the
capitol will take place 011 the grand
stand. A salute will he fired as the
president arrives in the city,and as he
leaves for the station. 011 the stand
former governor Stone will make an
address formally turning over the cap
itol to the State,and Governor Penny
packer will respond, at tho same time
introducing the president, who will
deliver the oration of the da v.
The presidential party, accompanied
by the new capitol commission and
the dedication commission, will then
proceed to tin) executive mansion
where luncheon will be had, after
which the president will goto the
station and take the train for York,
where he will make a speech at the
county fair. Ho will be in Harrisburg
just four hours,and the pressure to see
hi 111 will be something great.
The commission decided to issue as
souvenirs a solid gold medal for the
president twenty-one silver gilt med
als for the different commissioners and
sixty composition medals for the leg
islative reception committee. Tho de
sign of each sot of medals is tho samo ;
the design is a scroll medal, the ob
verse charged witn a bas-relief of the
new capitol and the reverse bearing
the date of the dedication.
Congressman Marl in E. (>1 instead, of
Harrisburg, was selected as chief mar
shal of tho parade with authority to
soloct. his own aidos and to map out.
the route; ho was also given such oth
er incidental powers as it may be
nocossary for him to exercise.
Colonel D. B. Hyatt, of the West
Chester Military academy, was chosen
as marshal of tlio independent military
organizations, and Adjutant General
Stewart, was authorized to make the
necossary arrangements for tlio mil
itary parade. Brigadier Genoral
Wiley, commander of the second bri
gade, N. G. P., will command the pro
visional brigade which will consist of
throe regiments of twelve companies
of infantry,each,the governor's troop,
the first troop of Philadelphia; the
Sheridan troop, of Tyrone; the State
college cadets, the Soldiers' Orphan
school cadets and throo troops of the
State police.
Prohibitionists at liloonisburg.
On Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock the
Prohibition party conferees of this
congressional district will meet at tlio
office of M. P. Lutz & Son in Bloonis
burg, for the purpose of solecting a
candidate for congress.
In contrast to many conferences held
this summer this meeting promises to
be one of great harmony. There is no
keen rivalry tor the nomination but
011 tlio other hand there is not even a
candidate in the field up to date. Just
whom will bo selected it is impossible
to foretell.
While no applicants have vet come
forward it is thought bv partv leaders
that tlio nomination will goto either
Montour or Northumberland county.
Winter is approaching,but the south
side approach— not. yet.
that the following named persons did 011 the
date allixed to their mimes, tile the accounts
oft heir administration to the estate of those
persons,deceased,and Guardian Accounts, Ac.
whose names art- hereinafter mentioned, in
the olllcc of the ItCKister for I lie i'rohate of
Wills and grant ing of Letters of Administra
t ion, in and for Ihe County of Montour, and
1 hat the same will he presented t o the Orphans'
Court of said county, for confirmation and
allowance, on Monday, the iltli day of
Sep'i A. 11., limn, at the meeting of the
Court in the afternoon.
Aug. i:ith. The first, and final account
of E. U Lyons, Administrator
of the estate of George Fry, late
of Limestone Township, deceas
Aug. 25th. The first, and fiual account
of Thomas E. Murray, Adminis
trator of the estate of Martha
W. Pnrsel, lato of the Borough
of Danville, deceased.
Aug. 25th. The first and final account
of M. Grier Vonngman, Admin
istrator cum testamento annexo
..1 the estate of J. H. Uinstead,
late of Liberty Township, de
ceased .
Aug. 25th. The 'second and partial ac
count, of William C Frick an
Cordelia E. Gearhart. Execu
tors of the last, will and testa
ment of David Clarke, late oj
the Borongh of Danville, deceas
Aug. 25th- The first and final aocoun
of Mary Catharine Moser and
George W. Moser. Administra
tors of the estate of Philip S. !
Moser, Int.** of Valley Township
Register's < Mice, Danville, Pa.
August 25th. A. D. 1 DUtf. '
Passenger train No. 1, duo to arrive I
at South Danville at 4:511, was strand- j
od at Boyd's station for two hours
Sunday and passengers on hoard j
as well as those at the station here 1
had a long and monotonous wait of it.
Tho traiu was sighted above Boyd's j
at about schcdulo time. Later it van
ished and 4 :31 o clock came and went
and tlioro was no sign of the train.
Half an hour passed ; an hour came
and went, and still 110 train.
Long before this it became kuown
that something had happened,although
just what, was a matter of the barest
Tlioro was a large crowd at the
South Danville station. Some of these
bocamo weary ami returned to their
homes rosolvod to postpone tiieir trip.
By far the groater number, howover,
I reserved to wait for the train,
j All up freight was lying 011 the sid
ing awaiting the arrival of tho passen
ger. ; Shortly before six o'clock Bag
gage Master Hottensteili.of the strand
ed train, came tramping down the
track and brought the first news to
clear up tho mystery of the delay.
Tho train, he said, was just, pulling
into Boyd's station when tho valvo
stem 011 the right side of the locomo
tive broke. Until repaired it was im
possible to inovo tho engine. A good
deal of time was lost trying to fix the
broak temporarily. Finding that it
could not be accomplished the hag
gage master volunteered to walk down
to South Danville, some two mlies
distant, where the nearest telegraph
offlco was located.
When nows of the breakdown was
rocoived at headquarters the engim*
belonging to the freight lying here
was ordered to 11111 up to Boyd's and
bring the disabled engine along with
the train to South Danville and t hence
onto Klinosgrovo where it would be
met by another engine.
It whs about H:4O o'clock when tlio
train with two locomotives arrived at
South Danville. Thomas Attig, oi
Snuhury, is onginoor of No. 1
At Annapolis Commencement
Mr. and Mrs. W. J**rod Jacobs, Mi>.
A. L. Voris, Miss Emily Voris, Ellis
Lando and Robert M. Jacobs left Sat
urday evening for a trip to Washing
ton, Baltimore and Annapolis. At tho
lattor place they will attend the coui
lnencenient oxercises of the September
section of the class of I HOT, United
States Naval academy, of which Ran
dall Jacobs is a member.
The Tonrth of July Casualties.
Tho returns are all in from tin* var
ious scenes of Fourth of July casual
ties and tho journal of the American
Medical association is able to definite
ly annonnco that 158 deaths directly
resulted from this year's celebration
of the anniversary of our national in
VIIn \\ li i rl».. iml of Speculation In (ho
In 18.VI a little party of gold seekers
with a meager outllt of borne- and
wagons started for California from the
village of Uaclne, Wis. In eommand
of this adventurous expedition was a
young man who took with him his wife
nnd infant daughter. Ills name was
10. J. Baldwin and be made a wise
rholce in shaking from his restless feet
the dust of a tamer civilization, lie
deeded a larger theater of action for his
pent-up and surging activities. While
trailing through the mountains of Utah
the pioneers were attacked by Indians,
who were beaten off during a six hour
tight In which young 1 Wild win killed
their chief. After six months of bard
ship the party reached llaugtown (later
called Placerville), In California.
Here Baldwin tarried and began
placer mining, lie appears to have
I been no more than an ordinary red
sliirted argonaut, meeting the ups and
downs of mining luck until the dis
covery of the Conistock lode at Virgin
ia City. Thither he drifted and discov
ered tli.it ills natural bent was gam
bling with tho mines that other men
had opened. Amid a whirlwind of
speculation he fought his way with
such success that he loomed from tho
smoke In a few months as "Lucky"
Baldwin, the man who had cleaned up
s7.f>'>o,o<!o in the gigantic deals in the
stock of the Opliir mines.
San Francisco was the Mecca of
those lucky sons of fortune who were
rearing a great city by the Golden
Gate. As a stock and mining specula
tor "Lucky" Baldwin shone respon
dent, but lie was also a loyal son of
San Francisco. He built hotels and
{heaters and business blocks even
while he was amazing that far from
conservative community by madly,
freakish extravagances.
In a very lucid Interval ho bought all
the Spanish grants ho could find near
Los Angeles and there spent a million
in making tl.is ranch of Ills not only a
splendidly i reductive property, but al
so one of the most beautiful estates
ever laid out in this or any other coun
try. It was his h.»bby, his pet, and he
planted mlle-i of avenues with noble
shade trees and made wonderful trop
ical gardens, surrounding his home by
a paradise of vernal beauty. Ralph I>.
Paine in Outing Magazine.
A v.- .Inyr tin* Doctor.
Dr. San leivou. an old Scotch phy
sician. was a queer character, but a
clever doctor.
So roughly did lit l handle his patients
that the Ignorant were chiefly anxious
toe ■•ape hh;i. The story goes that as
he was passing along the street one
day a sweep rolled from tho top to the
Dot t an of a staircase outside one of
tho houses.
"Are you hurt?" called tho doctor,
running forward.
"Not a bit, doctor -not a bit," replied
the man in haste. "Indeed, I feel a'
the better."
Wemißteric* at Home.
Jones I'oclloed to visit the zoo with
his f.imd, .-ays London Health. *'l
don't have togo to the zoo," lie said,
"because my eldest daughter does tho
kangei'oo walk, my second daughter
tallis like a parrot, my son laughs like
a hyjx.: 1 my cook is as cross as a bear
and my mother in-law says I'm an old
\-: KxeejHlon*
Mrs. Pi •g \ , eti— Is 111 always an un
lucky number?
Not wh mi you hold all of the trumps
In a game of whist.—Kansas City In
The town clock 011 the Mahoning
Presbyterian church 011 Saturday af
ternoon proclaimed the correct time
for approximately two hours ami a
half. This is an unusual record for
the Mahoning time piece, which for a
long time past has been giving usjiny
old time.
Were the clock to take a notion to
strike once more it would prove an
unfamiliar sound. Edward Lunger,
who lias the winding and regulating
of the Mahoning town clock in charge
is authority for the statement that the
clock has not struck for two years.
Indeed, the old clock is derelict in so
many ways that it is a question wheth
er, instead of proving a convenience, it
is not something directly the opposite.
Any person who regulates his move
ments by the town clock ami starts out
to make a train is apt either to miss
it. altogether or to have a long wait.
It would be interesting to know how
many pernous the clock has deceived ;
how many appointments have not been
kept through its instrumentality.
Viewed thus all will agree that a
clock that does not keep correct time
is worse than none at all. Just now
the town clock has a penchant forgo
ing fast and seems to he struggling to
break its own record.
What the old clock needs is a gener
al overhauling. It has done service for
some fifty years, it is true, but it has
by no moans outlived its usefulness.
It was overhauled seven years ago by
Heury Hempe, who repaired thocsca]>o
ment and inserted new bushing at one
of the wheels. Since that time noth
ing has boon done to the clock. Why
it. has not boon thought necessary to
put. any repairs 011 the clock during
this long intorval it would be hard to
The town clock was manufactured
at Norristown by Jacob D. Cutter. li
is a first class piece of mechanism and
if properly repaired and taken care of
will no doubt give the best of service
for many years to come. It is hoped
that some one will take the initiative
and agitate tho matter a little. The
town clock should be put.in order.
A Curii.uM C From th«
•i . x.t.l the Bible.
l»id j, • « » llgure on the proba
ble si::.- .mi immense strength of
' Mi- cs, basing your calcinations on the
dimensions of the tabUvf of stone, as
Klvcn by the Talmudic writers? In
tnc T.'lmud (foil) "s, column 8) it is
said that the tables of stone upon
which the commandments were writ
ten wore six ells long, six ells broad
and three ells thick. 111 the Bible,
Exodus xxxii, 15, we are told that
"Moses went down from the mount,
ind the two tables of the testimony
tverc in his hand."
"hand," inhid you, not hands, though
It must he admitted that It would have
taken a strong pair of hands to per
form the task of carrying them, even
011 the level. Now, we will put tho
Tulmudlc and the Biblical accounts to
gether and apply tho mathematical
rule. The Hebrew ell or cubit was, at
Its least estimate, a measure of eight
een inches, which would have made
each of the tables a stone block nine
feet long, nine feet wide and four and
one-half feet thick. If common stone
weighed as much to tho square foot
then as It does now the tables would
tip the beam at about twenty-eight
tons! Was Moses one of the glunts
of those days or has some one mado a
mistake in calculations or in tho state
ment of supposed facts?— Exchange.
The Wny Tlicy Are Cooked and Pre
pared For Market.
Sardines are caught In nets, and after
being well washed the heads are ctit
oil' and the flsli are sprinkled lightly
with salt. After lying for a few hours
tliey are placed 011 grids In rows almost
perpendicular. The frames are then
placed In pans containing boiling olive
oil. The oil is changed as soon as it
becomes too black and dirty for con
tinuing the cooking process.
As soon as the fish aro considered
sufficiently cooked, they are withdrawn
from the pans of oil and the grids aro
placed 011 the tables covered with zinc,
the surface of the table Inclining to
ward a groove In the center. The oil
Is thus carried to a vessel prepared to
receive it. Itound the tablo stand the
women whose business It Is to pack the
fish closely and uniformly lu boxes.
The boxes being full, the flsh are cov
ered with fresh oil and the lidtare then
soldered down. Thus hermetically
sealed they aro placed in Iron baskets
and Immersed In boiling water. Tlio
smaller boxes are thus boiled for half
an hour and the larger ones somewhat
longer, in proportion to size of box.
The fish are then ready for the market.
—Pearson's Weekly.
Itendlncr on n Train.
If you travel back and forth Into
town every /lay you 110 doubt read
your paper or a magazine on the train.
While this Is not, indeed, the best prao
tlee for the eyes, It seems a pity to
waste so much time which might bo
turned to good account. Much of the
annoyance which comes from train
reading is due to the Jolting of the
cars, which continually knocks tnc
printed lino out of focus with the eye.
This can be in some degree obviated
by laying a card or some other object
below the lino to be read and moving
it steadily downward while reading.
This acts as a guide to the eye and
helps to keep the sight fixed. Those
who have tried it say that it wonder
fully assists to decrease the difficulty
of reading while in motion.
| The English language, according to a
! Oerman statistician who has made a
study of the comparative wealth o*
languages, heads the list with the enor
mous vocabulary of 200,0 un words;
German comes next; with 80,000
words; then Italian, with 75,000;
French, ,10.000; Turkish, 22,500, and
Spanish, 20.000.
"Soiih tliloff Juftt an Good."
The pretty darling entered the book*
(store. ' I want to get 'Kidnapped/ by
Mr. Stevenson." she sn'l.
"Er- I think," replied the clerk—-"I
think I'd like that Job myself." Hos
ton Tran« rlnr
Jjyie'H c.iii:2o'i,
"Jane is so suspicion
"What has .lane done now?"
"She thinks the postmaster Invnrl
nb'y reads all her I 'tters, so she puts
•Personal' and 'Private' on each one
of them." New Orleans Times Demo
CoarlUKlve Evidence.
"My husband says he Is not afraid of
horses," said the visitor.
"llow fortunate!" answered young
Mrs. Tork-ins. "That shows that he
doesn't play them."
Hey. E. T. Swart/*, pastor of St.
Peter's Methodist Episcopal church,
Riverside, has tendered his rosigna
tioii to take effect the lirst of October.
This action on tho part of Rev.
Swartz has been made necessary by
his failing health.
On October Ist Rev. Swartz will
have completed a two and one half
years' pastorate at St. Peter's,and dur
ing his sojourn in tho community 011
the south side his gentle kindness and
his simple and generous Christianity
havo endeared him to all the peo
ple ; so that tho fooling of sincere re
gret that his departure will cause will
not he confined to tho members of his
own congregation, but will extend to
all who came in contact with him.
Rev. K. T. Swartz has earned the
rost lie is about to take. Last spring
ho completed 45 years in the Method
ist ministry. In JKtU he entered the
conference at Chambersbun,', and in
18*53 was ordained a deacon. In 18(55,
at a conference held in this city, he
was ordained an elder.
Rov. Swartz has served 'J2 pastorates.
His lirst appointment was to the Oata-1
wissa circuit, which included the
Clearhart church that stood on the
site of the Mt. Vernon cemetery. Af
ter that his successive appointments
were Rloomingdale circuit, Sunbury
circuit, Catawissa circuit (second
time), Beaver Meadow, Duke street
church, York; Hazletou, Mt. C'armel,
Jcaucsville and Andenried, llyner,
White Haven, Selinsgrove, Fairviow
and Marysvillo, Northumberland,
Weatherly, Jersey Shore, Hollidays
burg ;Simpson church, Altoona ;Muncy,
Mt. Holly Springs, Free land, River
It is the present intention of Rev.
Swartz and family to move lo Scran
ton upon leaving Riverside.
Pleasant Surprise.
Friday evening a surprise party was
tendered Guy A. Mowroy at the home
of his parouts, Mr. and Mrs. G. V.
Mowroy at Grovania. At the appoint
ed timo the guests rushed iu and it
was a comploto surpriso to Guy. The
occasiou was his 27tli birthday. The
ovoning #as spent iu games, music
and singing. Also Alonzo Manser en
tertained tho guests with his new
phonograph. Refreshments were serv
ed. Tho guosts departod at a late hour
wishing Mr. Mowroy many happy
Those present wore : Mr. and Mrs.
(J. 1). Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo
Mauser, Mr. and Mrs. Olias. Fonst,
Mrs. Minnie Middloton, Misses Edith
Keller, Laura Pursel, Hester Pursel,
Emma Fount, Cora Foust, lOlla Boyer,
Alda Shultz.Kdna Shultz,Laura Krum,
Anna Faux, M.iud Fry, Lottie Hunt
ington, Laura Huntington, (Jolia Rea
ver, Pearl Heborling, Ella liartman,
Haitman, Grace Thomas, Ruth
Thomas, Anna Krum. Emma Krum,
Rebecca Hawkins, Pauline and Mary
Mauser, Ursa, Dora and Ruth Mow
roy, Messrs Stewart Hartman, Roy
Weaver, Fred Roth,.Tosepli Itotner, .la
cob Thomas, James Beaver, Arthur
Foust, Ray Huntington, Tlieo. Krum,
John Thomas, (Jhas Thomas, Curtis
Walter, (Jloveland Boyer, Geo. Heini
Surprise* Party.
A very pleasant surprise party was
given at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
William Fern in Cooper township, Sa
turday evening, the occasion being tho
l(lth birthday of their daughter, Flo
otta Fern. A most enjoyable evening
was spent. Refreshments were served.
Those prosont were : Misses Verna and
Isabel Morrison, Cora, Emma and
Mazie Foust, Blanche Johnson, Lydia
Hartman,Florenco Blechor.Dora Wert
liiau, Alice Millard, Margaret Pursell,
Bertha Lewis, Eva and Anna Man
ning, Florence and Maggie Krum,
Martha Boyer, Rebecca Hawkins, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Rishel.Mr. and Mrs.
Lormor,Calvin Kashner,Ralph White,
Stewart Hartman, Frank Krum, Geo.
Krum, Thornton Krum, Hurley Cot
uor, Nathan Krum,TaringSeidel. James
Beaver, Walter Dell, Charles Elliot,
Charles Thomas, George Heimbach,
Clark Blecher, Ray Weaver, Roy Fern,
Lafayette Foust, Harold Dougherty,
Oliver Angle, William Fern, Curtis
Walter, Joseph Cotner, Jacob Koclier.
The Franklin Herald, which is a
prohibition daily, gets off the follow
ing joko iu its editorial columns.
"There are insurance companies now
for most overything under tho sun and
moon, tho latest boing a company to
insure those who ride in an airship.
Why does not some en tor prising genius
get up a company to insuro candid
ates of their election, or recompense
them in case of defeat? This is no
joko. And it is no joke to be defeated,
and a good wad of cash i:i case of the
loser could be put to good account."
Were Not Legally Passed.
The Muncy council has gone back
eighty years to Hud out how to legal
ly pass a franchise through tho bor
ough council for the new electric light
company. During their investigations
they made the startling discovery that
the franchise of the old electric and
water companies were not lawfully
passed and therefore of no legal value. ,
Bitten by Mad Dog.
Helen Ross, a little girl residing in
Berwick, was bitten 011 the chin and
lips by a bull dog last Wednesday.
Since then an examination by the
State veterinary shows that tho dog
has a violent case of rabies. The lit
tle one was taken to the Pasteur In
stitute at New York yesterday and ev
ery effort will be made to save her
from a horrible death from hydropho
Sunbury is not a bit pleased abour
the addition of a number of foreigners
to its population. Recent disorder at
other places contribute to the uneasi
ness. But Sunbury wants the improve
ments on which these 111011 will work
and will have to put up with the
means to the end. It is a good oppor
tunity for the people who don't believe
missions to do or promote a
little home mission work.
There are few umbrellas that cau
stand as mupli rain on Sundays as on
other days of the week.
For Coughs
ana Co
There is a remedy over t.ixty
years old Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral. Of course you have
heard of it, probably have used
it. Once in the family, it stays;
the one household remedy for
coughs and hard colds on the
chest. Ask yourdoctorabout it.
The best kind of a tnatiinonial--
" Sold ior ovor Bixty yourH."
M Main by J.O
/I i/ers
1 Wa havo no eccrotnl W» publish
tho formulott of nil our medicinca.
Ayer's P'lls increase tho activity of
tho liv r, ami thus aid recovery.
J. J 3?? OWN
Kyes tested, treated. Til led u iih n«v
e 'Mid artificial eyes «111»|1. 1
, M .rk.M Street. ItliMiiiinliiir;!, »•*.
Honrs 10 a. 111. t" sp. in.
chnrU-s V. Amerman,
I Alio t niy-nl-L w Notnry t'ubllc
; Uses ODdMDNIH K for (hi* painless ex
traction of teeth. Dentistry in all
its branches and all work guar
Opposite Opera Mouse, Daav lie
iA'S C. W i: 1 ".-It
0 Ol.trlot Attorney of Mnntun? Coi-oir
" Na. 107 MILL HTBtifU,
0 ' Patronize
Bent Coal in Town
Two Strrlstarad
I, Madlclaaa and fon«lrta»
Opposite o|)i'i:l ttuiige.
° 'IAK V I I.LIi, I'iCNN'A
ll*. 110 MILL STRI'.HT,
If yon haven't a regular, healthy mnvnmnnt of the
bowels ovnry dny, you're 111 or will I.e. Keep your
bowels open, and be well. Forco. In the shape of
violent physic or pill poison, is dangerous. Tlte
HinouthcHt, ensirst, most perfect way of keeping
' the bowels clear nml clean IH to tako
Ploasant, Pnlntnble, Potent, Taste Oood, Do
Oootl, Never Sicken. Weakon orOrlpe; 10. 'if, and
1 60 c«>ntH per bo*. Write for frou sample, and book
let on lii'iiith. Addreat
Sterling Remedy Company, Chicago or New York.
&*s***' •//
0 At p '■
Mmfr. Always reliable. I.niilr*. ask T>rnnlat for
(Hinusnits KNta.INII ill Krd and
Uold metallic boxes, sealed with blue ribbou.
Take no other. Itefuoe ilniiKerem mulk.ll
- itn«l ImllntloiiM. Huyol your DruKKial,
or send lc. in stumps for I'arllriilura, IVnti
■nonlalN ami " Keller lor in letter,
a return .Hall. 10,000 Testimonials. Hold by
■loo Blndlaon Mquarr, I*llll 4., PA.
MeaUorj UU
Junior lilble Class.
The Junior Uiblo Class of the Y. M.
C. A. will hohl its first meeting of the
eason at Asociatiou Hall on Friday
evening at seven o'clock.

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