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VOLUME 78. BEnnim Hi IP* Wednesday night—Ou the eve of the dedication of Pennsylvania's magnific ent capital the city of Harrisburg pre sents a sceue of such bewildering beauty that the pen halts iu the de scription aud words fail to couvey the stupendous spectaclo. All day long trains 011 every road have been pouring visitors into tho city by thousands and will continue to laud their cargoes of human freight iu Harrisburg all night aud well into tomorrow morning. Tho trailic has ser iously overtaxed the capacity of tho roads and all trains coming into the city are from two to three hours late. The decorations iu Harrisburg have never before been equalled by the cap itol city. Market street, from the Penn .> Ivauia station to the river bridge, is tonight a fairy laud of lights, of which the court of houor in Market square is the ceutral and most dazzling point. Hero tonight the Com monwealth baud,of Harrisburg, is reu dei'ing a flue concert. It is estimated iu Harrisburg tonight that. 103,000 visitors crowd tho high ways of the olty; aud this is but a fraction of the mighty throngs that will arrive through the night and to morrow morning. All tho hotels are crowded aud many private homes have been throwu open to the public. Tho capital was today throwu opeu to tlie public. Ajiioug tho crowds of people who througed'iuto the magnific ent new edifice woro many from Mou tour and Northumberland counties. 111 tlie lliiuso tjie location of Montour's representative was eagerly hunted out. Hon K. Scott Ammerman's seat was found in thp front row, No. 12, one of the most desirable iu the House. Dir ectly behind Mr. Ammerman is tho sent ot Mr. Creasy. The illuminations iu the capital grounds Were turned ou tonight for tlie first timo.and the myriads of elec tric bn Iby aud Japanese lautorus make one of tl<o grandest sights ever soon in the Siutcf of Pennsylvauia. President Koosevolt will arrive in HurrUbijrg between 10 aud 11 o'clock toiuoi iiijv morning. He will review the which moves at 13:15,fr0m the reviewing stand at tho coruor of State aiiil Third streets at the foot of the main capital steps. All places of business will be closed between tlie hours of 10 a. 111. aud !i p. 111. J. W. R. Farmers Will Protect Ouall. Tho farmers throughout Montour county are up iu arms aud are deter mined to prevent tlie quail from being shot on their properties this year. The quail, by its tameuess, has won tlie friendship of the farmer and it has been mado plain to the hunters—or will lie if they attempt to hunt quail —that every tiling in tlie power of tho rural residents will be done to prevent tho Extinction of those little game birds. The quail have bocu becoming scarcer anil scarcer overy year and it is only a matter of a short while, il the Slaughter is allowed to continue, uut/l quail will have disappeared from tliis part of tlie country.Tho now tres pass law will be an important factor iu aiding tlie farmers to protect their little feathered friends. While some of the farmers do not object to shooting rabbits or even pheasants—if they can be found—ou their properties they stand as one man 011 tlie quest ion ol killing off the quail. As one man from uear Washiugtouville put it yester day, "You might as well start killing a farmer's chickens as to shoot quail 011 his land." Over 011 tho othor side of the rivei tlie same conditions exist, in somt parts uearly every farm being poster with trespass lioticOß. Ihlrd Engine In Operation. Tl e third ami lust of tlie tlireo eng ines of the heat,light and power plaut < at the hospital for the lusalie, was started tip Tuesday and during yester day by way of trial was kopt in con tinuous operation. Like the other two eugines it did its work admirably with out developing the least defect. On Wednesday night 1050 lights were turn ml on at the hospital,which while not the maximum number that will be em ployed is the largest number that has yet been iu use. Only a few more fix tures remain to be installed. By Sat urday,the 18th iust Buchauau & Com pany expect to be off the ground. One of the boilers is not in shape for start ing. Work oil it lias been delayed a little through the absence of H. K. Fowler, the representative of K. Keel er & Company. The latter company has installed the steam plant in the now capitol at Harrisburg and Mr. Fowler was called to that city last Saturday to see that everything was ill good winking order for the dedica tion. He will return to Danville Sat urday and it will be only a few days later when the last of the three boil ers will he in commission. Cutting Timber for I'aper. Kugagcd at present by the Pennsyl vania Paper Mill company, of Oata wissa, ill clearing the tract of timber adjoining the Maus tract, is our towns man, K. N. Lyons. The wood is peel ed of its hark and cut in fi foot lengths to bo made into paper. Mr. Lyons is | au expert woodsman and is eminent ly fitted for the work, having had large experience in tho lumber districts of the West and recently in the Jameson City distrlet. APPLICATION 1 HjUnSED A short session of court WHS hold ou Saturday morning witli his Honor Judge Evans and associates, Blee and Wnguer, ou tlie houcli, for the purpose of hearing argument ou the application to admit Poter Dietrich to bail. The application was refused. William Kase West of counsel for the defenso led off in argument. Ho made a strong plea, asking that the defendaut be admitted to bail uutil all formality relating to a new trial be complied with. This would givo the defendaut an opportunity to attend to his business aud personal affairs, which have been necessarily neglected. He cited cases where persons eouvictod of murder iu the second degree have been admitted to bail oveu wheu there was no recommendation to mercy. Hon. H. M. Hinckley followed, strenuously opposing the admitting of the defendaut to ball, declaring that such a course would bo a travesty of justice. The matter, he said, was purely iu the discretion of tho court. Sentence,he said, was suspended mere ly by reason of tho application for a new trial aud ho cited authorities to show that in parallol casos bail was refused. Mr. West iu conclusion took tho floor aud stated that it was the uuiversal custom in neighboring counties to ad mit the defendaut to bail when a vor dict of murder iu the secoud degree is rendered. The court made tho following order : Commonwealth vs. Peter Dietrich. Charge murder. Guilty of murder iu the second dergee. Application to admit tho defendaut to bail pending motion for new trial. Now, September 2S>, 1008,after lioar iug argument application denied and defendant remanded. By the Court. OHAKLES O. EVANS, P. J. Peter Dietrich was presout in the court room aud naturally showed a keeu interest iu the argument. Wheu the order of court was read refusiug the application his disappointment; was very manifest. Rev. Swartz Leaves Riverside. Rov. E. T. Swartz ou Sunday con ducted liis last service as pastor of St. Peter's M. E. church of Riverside. 011 last Friday the household goods woro shipped to Scrantou; yostenlay Mr. Swartz loft for that city and today 110 will be followed by bis wife aud daughter. The roverouil gentleman and the entire family during the pastorate at St. Peter's became endeared to tho peoplo of South Dauville and Rivor siilo and tlie sevoring of the ties wheu the fiual separation camo was attend ed with mauy tears. Rev. E. T. Swartz preached his lust sermon at St. Peters ou Suuday, Sept ember 23. On last Sabbath,conforming to a custom lie lias followed through life, he observed the last Sunday of his pastorate by morely administering the sacrament and indulging ill some remarks appropriate to the parting. Rev. O. M. Barnitas, who has been officially appoiutod by Bishop Berry to fill the uuexpirod term at St. Potor's, was present Sunday to assumo charge of the congregation as Mr. Swart/, stopped out. Aftor remarks by the lat ter Mr. Barnitz spoke very feelingly of the retiring pastor, dwelling 011 the acceptable service he rendered the church and the high esteem in which lie was held, personally. Mr. Swartz and family during their last days in Rivorside have been enter tained vory pleasantly by Mrs. Pituor and this rocalls a coincidence. When Mr. Swartz entered the ministry forty flvo years ago, he was appointed to the Oatawissa circuit embracing South Danville and Riverside whore 110 1 reached liis firßt sermon in a church ;ho site of which is now occupied by Vlt. Vernon cemetery. When ho arriv al ou the opposito side of the river, lefore the first service, he was direct id to the liouse of Lambert Pitner, where he was hospitably entertained, rho coincidence lies in the fact thai »fter a life timo of scrvico —after the last sermon was preached lie was en tortained by the same hospitable fain ily which welcomed him into the fieh before his voico had boon actually raised in the ministry. To add to tin interest, while Lambert Pitner lou> ago was gathered to his fathers liii Kood widow survives,so that the sann hand that welcomed him here was 0111 of the very last to bid him farewell. Death of Hrs. l.aura CI. Grady. Mrs. Laura G. Grady widow of Ed- ! ward Grady formerly a residont of South Danville diod at 2 o'clock Tues day morning at tho liomn of her daugh ter Mrs. .John Arter, Frosty valley. The deceased was 82 years of ago. Mr. and .Mrs, Grady formerly rosided on a farm in Rush township. Some years ago they moved to South Danville where later Mr. Grady died. Recent ly Mrs. Grady has been living with Mrs Arter. Death is ascribed to tho ailments of old age. Mrs. Grady is survived by five chil dren, Frank and Marl, of Shamokiu; Perry, of Nebraska; Mrs. John Arter, of Frosty valley and Mrs. Julia Gulick, of near Kliuesgrovo. The fun eral will take place Friday morning meeting at the Arter home at 9 o'clock. Services will be conducted in the Pres | byterian church at Northumberland. Interment will be made at Northum | berland. See that the chimney is iu good ord er before building the fire ■wmmm BUT TO TBDTH, TO ÜBHTT AK» UW-W IATOB BWATB Bi A M WMAM MAX* AIE" DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 19()(i. Pin TIIET RUED A largo cougrogatiou couvouoil at Grove Presbyterian c hurch Suuilay morning to do houor to tho memory of a former pastor,the Kev, Charles Jow ett Collins, who died iu New York, March 19th, 190«. Mr. Collins was tho first pastor of the Grove Presbyterian church aud was in charge from 185H to 1805. A feature of the services was the un veiling of a memorial tablet presented to tho Grove church by the widow aud three daughters of the Rev. Charlos Jewett Collins, a full description of which was given in those columns Sat urday. The sermon Sunday morning, which was preached by the pastor, Rev. W. C. McCormack, D. D., had as its subject: "Other Men Labored," aud was a most eloquent aud appropri ate discourse. Tho toxt was from John IV, 88th verse : "Other men labored : ye aro on tereil into their labors." The Savior uttered these words to his disciples wheu tho rosult of his| own teachings to the woman at Syc liars well began to bo seen. He wish ed to stimulate the disciples to effort; to show them that they wore only joiut workers iu a groat harvesting, that they were tho coutinuers iu the work begau by others. Ho did not oveu claim as altogether his own the evident rosults of his words to the wo man at the well, who became a mis sionary. He knew that others had labored before he cauio iu the flesh. He witli diviuo humility put himself ou a level with the "others." The passage teaches us how to esti mate spiritual effort null our debt to the pant. Our Lord noticed all that had been douo for him aud rightly estimated it—"Others had labored." He did not say others had iloue a lit tle, but "they labored." Privileges come to us all ill such an ! easy way that we are apt to forget at what cost tiiey have beeu obtained. Ooutiuuing l)r. McOormacl: saiil: "If wo who worship in such a church as this look hack we shall see that behind the uoblo men who have tilled its pas i torates since its erection thero wore many who workod with tliem—worked by suggesting the organization—work ed together iu the nucleus of a cougro i gatiou and a Sunday school. And many i more worked beforo them, by tongue aud pen, by purse and influence, by suffering aud loss. These men may lio now in forgotten graves, but they once labored aud their work is not forgot- I ten. Wo honor them for what they J did. The debt that we owe to them aud to our divine Master wo cau never ropay. The minister who can he un moved at tho thought of what ho owos to others is not worthy to fill the office. All honor to those who have labored aud into whoso labors we have entered." * Christ shows us iu what spirit any i new work is to bo undertaken. - Pros jiective iulluouoes rather than immedi ate are to bo considered. Our Savior's disciples were already longing for throues aud kingdoms, but Ho wanted them to build 011 a rock and build for tho eternities. Ho taught theui not to act on the principles of small profits and quick returus, as are followed in too many of our churches today. To make a sensation, a splurge may give brief success but bring final failure, j Success is often in proportion to the struggle. Christianity never occupiod a more prominent position in the eye of tho world that it does today. Tho church, too, is on its mettle. The calm tries as much as tho storm. To day the church must take account of ' tho tidal wave of democracy. Tho ! church must get into line; it lias to | guide, for people now think for them selves. Christ not only wanted His disciples to put their aim* in the future,but ho wanted them to have an incroasod sense of responsibility because others I labored. "This morning," the speaker con tinued, "we unvoil a tablet to the memory of one who labored iu tho Lord's vineyard iu this place—the Rev. Charles Jcwett Collins, tho first pastor of the Grove Presbytoriau • church. Dr. Collins' ministry during : 1 the formative period of tho church was 1 eminently successful. The poriod of ' his pastorate was nine years, during s which time the country was plunged in civil war. The pastorate and the sermons preached by Dr Collins are still recalled by many of the meniborH l of this church. Ho labored ami wo have entered iuto his labors." During the sermon Dr. McCornmck very effectively applied the lessons drawn from the text to show that the first pastor of the Grove church had j very closely lived op to Christ's ideal The church records bear ample evid ence, he said,of steady growth and in fluence during Dr. Collins' i>astorate. Among its members wore found n deepseated conviction and a courage ous adherence to all that the church stood for. One might look in vain, the 1 sjwaker said, for a record of revivals, for sensations and splurges with their quick profits and small returns, but the growth was steady and a firm foundation was laid. In Dr. Colilns' pastorato men and women of Godly . devoted livos came iuto the congrega tion and stood as pillars in the church during the years of its subsequent history. As to Dr. Collins, himself, ! the polity of the church is as ho - moulded it aud his vory life and char j acter has left its impress. | At the close of the sermon the hymn, "For all thy saints, who from their j labors rest" was sung and the veil | was removed from the face ot the tab ' I let, by George M, Gearhart, one of the elders of the church. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS The Misses Marion and Marguerite Haas, of Sunbury, spent Suuday at. tlie home of Miss Ida Yorks,Church street. Mrs. Susau Reynolds and Mrs. A. M. 11. Russell, have returned from a visit with friends at Bellwood. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hull, of Sun bury, spent. Sunday at the home of Mr. aud Mrs. J. L. Campbell, Riverside. William Bird, of Philadelphia,spent Sunday at tho home of his mother, Mrs. Margaret Bird, East Market street. Bruco Savage, of Bloomsburg, spent Sunday with frionds iu this city. Joseph Y. Sechlor.of Sunbury.spent Sunday at his home on Front street. John Dauner and George Maiers, of Shamokiu, spent Sunday with friends in Danville. Robert Moll in, of Sunbury, spout Sunday with friends in this city. William Brosius, of Sunbury, spent Suuday at tho homo of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Brosius, Walnut street. Mr. and Mrs, Walter Laird, of Phil adelphia, are visiting Dr. aud Mrs. Hiushillwood, Mulberry stroot. Mr. and Mrs. Ambroso R. Wildey and daughter have left for Buffalo, New York, whore they will make their home. Harry Salmon who is employed at Scrauton, spent Suuday witli his fam ily iu Danville. Lawrouco Tooloy, of Bloomsburg, spent Sunday with relatives iu this city. Joseph and Carl Goeser loft Sunday to take a course at the Scrautou Busi ness college. Mrs. Annie Buhrick has returned to Wilkes-Barre after a visit at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Held,Sr..Bloom street. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wortman, of Mausdalo, and Mrs. Joseph Hagou buch, of Pottsgrove, have returned home from a pleasant trip to Chester county, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Wilson Richards,of Oatawissa, spent Sunday at the homo of Mr. aud Mrs. Robert Farley, Cherry street. Mr. aud Mrs. Robert Kellar, of Stroudsburg, were tho guests over Sun day of Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Curry. Mrs. James C. Kramer returned to Pittsburg yesterday after an ox tended visit at the home of her paronts, Mr. and Mrs. G. Fred Siuith, Mill street. Mrs. Edward Ozechowicz and sou,of Now Kensington,wlio have boen visit ing lit the homo of the former's fath er, John Brugler, Wost Mahoning street, left yesterday for a visit with friends in Johnstown. Mr. and Mrs. Goorge B. O'Connor left yesterday lor a several days' stay with friends in Harrisburg Mrs. John 11. Hunt and G. Shoop Hunt are spending several days with friends in Halifax. Hugh McOaffery is taking in the de dication at Harrisburg. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Schatzer and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bulter left yes terday to attend the dedication of the new capitol at Harrisburg. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lutz and daugh ter are spending soveral days with friends in llarrisburg. Mr. and Mrs. George Leighow aro spending a fow days with friends in Harrislmrg. Mr. and Mrs. John Gibson loft yos terday noon for a several days' stay in Harrisburg. Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Heddens and sons will take in the dedication of the new capitol at Harrisburg today. Miss llattio Siiniugton lias roturned from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Oharlos Sidler ill Suubury. T. W. Bodea, Gus Kocher, William Da.is, Bruco Springer, William Koch er,George Kocher,and William Cliilds left yesterday morning to take in the dedication of the new capitol at Har risburg. Mrs. George R. Sochlor left Tues day for a visit with frieilds in York, Baltimore anil Maryland. Miss Blanch Pursel loft yesterday for a visit witli friends in Shainokin. Dr. C. Shultz was a Suubury visitor yesterday. No Opinion in Judgeship Fight. HARRISBURG, Fa., Oct. 3.—No decision wan handed ilowu today by the Dauphin County court iutlio Har mail-Herring con teat, and it is unlikely that there will bo any docisiou before I Friday, wheu the court next sits. It is ' altogether improbable there will be any decision tomorrow inasmuch as that is tlie day of dedication of the State capitol, when all business will bo suspended. Tliero is no doubt but that the court ' considors the points of law involved intricate ones, for Judgo Kunkol in vited his associate, Judge Oapp, to sit with him to determine the caso. General interest is manifested in Harriaburg over the opinion of the court inasmuch as there is involved tho question of the State Democratic rules. Opinions vary as to what inter pretation the court will place upon the party rules. There are laws to buru on the statute books ; the chief difficulty lies in their enforcement. RECOIITTED TO COUNTY JAIL Richard McCormick, who was taken into custody at Miltou Monday, was arraigned beforo justice of the peace Oglesby last evening to auswor to tho charge of impersonating a policeman and extorting money and valuables from Ainmou Welier. He was held for court. It was not until yesterday noon that information of McCormick's arrest reached Mr. Wellor, the coiuplainaut, who resides uoar Union Coruor. About 8 o'clock last evouiug accompanied by Orris Cherry, a witness, lie arrived at Danville to testify at the hearing. McCormick was brought down from jail aud arrnigued. He pleaded "not guilty." Amnion Woller swore that ou the night of April T ou leaviug the hotel at the D. L. & W. station whore they had beeu drinking, himself and companion,lr:i Hughes, were accosted by McCormick and another who fol lowed them out. He positively identi fied McCormick as the fellow who laid hold of him and told them he was a policeman aud would lock them np unless they would pay a fluo. Welier admitted that he was iutoxicated and described his watcli aud chain that was taken. Orris Cherry was down towu aud was on his way to join his compan ions when he found Wellor anil Huglios iu the bauds of a crowd,among which was McCormick. Hughes callotl to him to get them away, as the crowd was "getting his money" Cherry swore that McCormick followed them over the river bridge aud mado threats. Ohief-of-police Miuceinoyor, who went to the rescue of the farmer boys, mot McCormick aud auothor returning from the south sido and heard McCor mick remark: "I wish I had thrown him into tlie river." The officer found out afterward that MoCormiok bail a watch iu his possession which corres ponded to the descriptiou of the one missed by Welier. At tlie hearing McCormick doclarod that he had bought the watch. He was asked of whom and he repliotl "How do I know, I was as drunk as they wore." Ho was romaudeil to jail iu default of S3OO bail. Appointed Y. I*i. C. A. Committees. At a meeting of the board of direc tors of the Y. M. C. A., hold in As sociation building Tuesday evening | President Howard Shult* appoiutod the followiug committees to servo for tlie ousting year: I Devotional—Bovorly Mussolman, C. IV. Amorman, John Magill, Sidney Cauiiard, Win. V. Oglesby. Gymnasium —J. W. Lore, Austin Klase, Jay Sechler.W. J. Rogers, Fred Koborts, A. O. Aniosbury, Win. L. Mc- Cluro, Edward Edmondsoo. Music—J. SV. Swartz, Josse Shan non, Sam A. McCoy, C. C. Ritter, John Helming. Boys' Work—Joseph Divel, David Roderick, John Magill. Finance—J. B. Watson, James Scar let, J. W. Swartz,W. A. Secliler.Wm. J. Rogers. Exocutivo—Amos Vastino, W. G. Brown, Josse Shannon, Win. L. Mc- Cluro, John Hixson, A. H. Grono. Entertainment Sidney Canuard, Walter Russell, Walter Lovett, Win. Jones, I)r. J. E. Robbins. Membership—Walter Lovott, Frank Brown, Walter Trumbower, Edward Price, Samuel Miller, William Books, Thomas Kyau. Reception—Thomas Reese, Joseph Divel, Edward Maloy, Thomas Foltz, Georgo Kostenbauder, Arthur Roif snyder. Invitation David Reese, Watkiu Evans, Carl Green, Ralph Still, U. L. Gordy. Concrete Work Shows Up Finely. The improvements at the D. L. & W. station consisting of a concrete walk aud platform are not yet one-half com pleted although more than a dozen men have been liaminoring away dilig ently since last Monday a week. The concrete work to take the place of the old wooden platform is now completed from the upjier oud down to the door of the freight room. It is a splendid piece of work aud couveys a good idea of what the improvement will look like when completed. The pulverized granite omployeil gives the concrete a white aud smooth surface, whooly different from anything form erly seen in this section. After completing the platform a con crete walk will bo built all the way to Oliurch street. The whole job will represent nearly a mouth's work. Most of the workmeu employed are Italiaus. Another New Switch Started. Work was beguu yosterday on an other switch on the Pennsylvania rail road that will extoml from the wagon road crossing at Boyd's station to the liome of Edward Shultz, a distanco of one mile. i The new switch will be laid on the . south side of the main track and will ' be used for a passing siding. It is ex pected that the work will bo complot ed in about six weeks. It will be re lnemliered that the two mile exten sion, below Riverside, to trhe South • Danville switch was opouod for traffic 1 only a few days ago. , What this State really needs is not i more lawß but a public spirit that will ■, demand the enforcement of those we already have. eim FOP DEAD Our town Tuesday morning was shocked by another sudden death, the victim iu this instance being Ellas Lyon, one of the best known residents of Danville. He was found dead ly iug ou tlie floor of his bed room a few miuutes beforo eight o'clock. The deceased was stricken about three weeks ago. He rallied, however, and one week later was able to be arouud as usual, although he did not regain his former vigor. Ou Monday lie was better tliau for some time pre viously. He ate a hearty supper. He was iu the best of spirits and iluriug the evening for an hour or more con versed with Charlos A. Jameson, who hail called upon him. It was lOo'clock when he retired. He Blept soundly all night. Betwoou 7 aud 8 [o'clock Tues day morning Mrs. Lyon arose aud weut to market. Her husbaud then was awake; he conversed freely and gave no evidouces of illness. Some time later his daughter eugaged iu conversa tion with him. Wheu Mrs Lyou re turned home she found her husbaud lying on tlie floor of the bed room, dead. Tho iuterim betwoeu the daugh ter's visit to the bedside of the deceas ed ami Mrs. Lyon's returu from mar ket was very short, indicating that he had been doatl only a few miuutes wheu he was found. The de ceased was afflicted with heart trou ble aud this is assigued as the cauße of his death Elias Lyou was iu his sixtieth year. Ho was the eldest child of Moyer aud Hauuali Lyou. He was boru iu Dan ville aud early iu lifo became associat ed with his father iu tho couduct of tho moat market. Ho spent his entire life in Danville. Few men wore bet ter kuowu aud better liked. He was modest, retiring, kiud anil obliging in disposition aud of undoubted integ rity. Tlie deceased was a veteran of the civil war and was a membor of Good rich post, No. 22, G. A. R. Tho deceased is survlvod by his wife, one son, Harry, of Pittsburg; aud two daughters,Lillie,(Mrs. Simon Hoffman) aud Emoline, who resides nt home. Four brothers anil four sisters also survive: William aud Jacob Lyon, of Bellofouto; Henry, of Nor folk, Va., aud Charles Lyou, of Dan ville; Mrs. James Scarlet, aud Misses Ann, Caroline anil Ella Lyou, of this city. The funeral will bo held Friday at a p. 111. from tho late residence. Ferry street. Interment will take place iu Odd Fellows' cemetery. Young Man Dies In Hospital. The last sceue in a tragedy, iu which the parts were taken from real lifo, was enacted at the Mary M. Packer hospital iu Sunbury, Tuosday uiglit. It is a story of a young man's strug gle to aocure au education aud to ou ter tlie ministry; of his broken health, aud contraction of a fatal malady; aud finally of tho destruction of all i lie hopes by doatli. George Erilman, a prominent young man of near Suyilortown, who was ad mitted to tho Packer hospital about ton days ago sufforing with au attack of typhoid fever, succumbed to that ilroad disease Tuesday night at 11 o'clock. His system was in a run tlowu condition, duo to hard study. Ho was just preparing himself for tho ministry aud had worked uucoasingly with that ouil iu viow. The deceased was aged twenty-ou yoars aud eight months aud was a Bon of Mr. aud Mrs. Daniel Erdmau. He was a brother of the Rev. Harry Erd mau, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Norman Hull, of Shamokin, and Miss Nettie Eid mau, who resides with her parents. The funeral will take place from the Snydortown Lutheran church Satur day moruiugut 1) o'clock. Interment will bo made iu the Reforuiod church cemotory uoar Suydertowu. Big Party at Washlngtonvllle. The homo of Mr. and Mrs. Watson Diehl iu Washiugtouville was the sceno Tuosday evening of a very pleasant surpriso party, the occasion being Mr. Dielil's 37th birthday. A fine supper was served. Those preseut were: Rev. aud Mrs. W. J. Kohler, Mr. aud Mrs Wm. Dieffeubacher, Mr. aud Mrs. Frank Martz, sou Clarence aud daughter Florence. Mr. aud Mrs. Norman Bechtel aud sou Wilmer,Mr. and Mrs. Heury Moser, Mr. aud Mrs. Frank Acor, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hilkert, Mr. aud Mrs. Wm. Mills, sou David and daughter Beruice, Mr. aud Mrs. McClellau Diehl, daughters Laura and Auua, Mr. aud Mrs. Geo. Moser, sons Sidney aud Russoll, Mesdames Lydia Diehl,Lydia Moser, Haunah Bechtel, Mary Keller, Martin Kelly, Josiah Dyer, Thomas Bulter, Thomas Pol lock,Katheriue Moser, Minnie Smith, Jacob Mosor,lda Bogart, Misses Emma Kelly, Ada aud Floreuce Voguetz, Maggie Mosor,lvy Dyer, Pauline Ruu yan, Carrie Pollock, Grace Diehl, Auua Robiusou, Belle Schooley, Anna Seidel, Margaret Diehl, Mabel Smith; Messrs. John Smith, Ambrose Marti, Harry Rudy, Harvey Moser, Norman Aeor, Bert Faust, Schuyler Diehl, Alvin Mowrer, Harvey Diehl, Ralph Croinis aud Rogor Cole. Tho roport of tho agricultural de partment for September sets the seal of official confirmation upon the ex pectation that 11)06 will be a year of plenty as regards crop out-turn. MISSED A m THING A stranger appeared iu Danville yes terday for the purpose of iustalling a phonograph iu the rooms of one of our well known organizations free of cost. Ou its face tho scheme soomed plausi ble enough, but the strauger was sad ly embarasseil and prevented from do ing business by a telegram from Pit man, N. J., which appeared iu the Philadelphia Ledger yesterday morn ing. The telegram in effect stated that a well dressed man giving liis uamo as J. L. Felir. of Harrisburg, Pa., ap peared iu Pitman aud asked to be in troduced to a club offlcor as he wished to preseut a fifty dollar oufit to the organization. Tho president of tho olub introduced the strauger to the principal business men ot tlie town, many ot whom paid three dollars for an advertisement that was togo 011 the lid of the machiue. Ou Monday night, the telegram states, a box came by express, C. O. D. Seeing that it was a big box tho members of the club thought they had a big bargaiu.but after paying tho bill they found a small phonograph of the toy type with three records. Ouo of the tunes was entitled "A Slow Old Town" and another "Remembor Me When I Am Gone." The Ledger article states that it lias beeu learned that tho man is not a rep resentative of the phonograph com pany. Tho stranger, who appeared iu Dau ville yesterday, was likewise well dressed. Ho gave his uamo as Folir, while to add still more to tlie coiucid- | euce, uearly simultaneously with tlie man's arrival in town a good sized box, some thirty iuches iu leugtli anil fifteen iuches in height and width, ar rived at one of our express offices. The box was sent C. O. D. the amount in volved being $1). 58. It was from the "Harrisburg Phone company" aud was aildresaod to "J. L. Folir, Mana ger." The stranger immediately selected one of the most prominent orgauizn tious iu towu aud, seeking its secre tary, made kuowii his plau. The org anization was to have the phonograph, valued at fifty dollars, free of cost, the only returu the Harrisburg Piiouo company asked being tlie proceeds from six advertisements at three dollars oach, which were h" iilannrt <»i tlie lia. -vt tlio first stage of tiio game tho representatives of tlie organization were unsuspicious and the man began to hustle for advertisemouts. The strauger, however, was a man of geuorous physical proportions witli a countenance that was beaming full of smiles anil when he got busy ho presented a figure on the streets that was sure to attract uotice. He had not secured more than a couple of adver tisements when our townsman, W. B. Rhodes, who had perused the columns of the luoruiug papers with his wonted are and interest, noted tlie similaritcy between the Btrauger's proposition aud the phouograph game workoil 011 the Pitman people. He communicated his suspicious to Ralph Kisnor, Esq., who had beon approached for an ail, aud who was already a little dubious about tlie matter. The long aud fshort of It was that tlie jiapor with tho telogram from Pit man was produced aud hnuiled over to tho strauger. Ho declared tlie whole affair as very unfortunate. He admit ted that liis uamo was "John" Fohr, but said that some one over in Jersey must bo impersonating him, as his phouograph and entire schemo was a perfectly "legitimate" ouo. Danville men, however, have a wholesome aversion to being regarded as easy marks and the partios lie had in tow became very wary. They wanted the man to oiien the box at the express office and show what kind of a phonograph ho had. This the "man ager" of the Harrisbnrg Phone com pany docliued to do, as it was sent C. O. D. and would have to be released by the company first. He tried in ev ery way to reassure the organization, but ho fiually coucluded that he was up against a bad thing. On the 12:10 Pennsylvania train "John", still wreathod in smiles, left for Suubury. During the afternoon the box remained at the express office. As to its real contents there is much curiosity. It is hoped that none of the tunes wore entitlod "A Slow Old Town," for in the present instance Dauvillo was any thing but slow. Evan R. Evans Laid to Rest. Evau R. Evaus, whose (loath occur red Sunday evening, was consigned to the grave in Fairview cemetery jester day afternoon. Tlio funeral took place from thel Mahoning Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted pastor, Rev. J. E. Hutchison. The pall bearers were: David D. Williams, Thcmas Evaus, Wesley DeShay, Harry Pritcliard and James V. Gillaspy and George Still well. Anion); those from out of town who attended the' funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Francis I. Jones, of Ocean Grove, N. J. Come to Agreement. At a meeting of the striking em ployes of the Shamokin and Mt. Cnr mel transit lines held Saturday after noon nu agreement was reached with Manager Smith and the cars will like j ly resume running today or tomorrow. The men were granted substantially what they struck for. NO 2 ■ IB II HSUBK Discontent lies at the root of the world's progress. Tlio memory of a truly good uiau la a constant, benediction to all who telt his influence while he lived. Kveu the helpless auiiual has right* that a gentleman will always respeot. The man who keeps IUB own work well in hand displays wisdom. Keckless profanity is sometimes tha sign of a bad heart and sometimes the token of a vacant mind. Help the Y. M. G. A. to increase Ita sphere of usefulness. The hunting accident will now take the place of the drowning catastrophe. There is said to be a daily produc tion of B,(XX) barrels of oil in the Brad ford field, which is still counted the greatest oil field in the world for the extent and uniformity of the area de veloped. One Allentown farmer is pleased be cause ho succeeded in gathering twen ty potatoes which filled a half bushel basket to overflowing. It is announced that ex-senator Hum. moll, of Solinsgrove, intends to be an independent democratic candidate for congross in the seventeenth distriot where Focht is running against Alex ander, regular democrat. Many of the tragedies of life are simply the inevitablo result of the conduct of the victim. A man who violates the laws of God and man, one who is careless of the rights of others, is always in danger from violence. The State needs good roads for the benefit of the farmor. The parent who allows the child to rule commits a blunder and sins agaiuat the child. A vile tonguo is usually the outward sign of an inward fault. Small pox lias again invaded Schuyl kill county. The dividend ou Bethlehem Steel perferred lias been declared suspended for a year. The money earned iu the business of this immense steel plant will he used iu extending other lines of manufacture, to be independent of the government iu making armor plate. Method ism has at least one livin follower who became ideutifled with the church more than a century ago. Mrs. Mary RauiNey Lemens Wood re cently celebrated iio< uvii. a t. Hillsboro, Ore. She united with the Methodist church in 1790. A reliable authority status that the Uuited States Steel corporation now has 200,(RX) workuieu in its employ, the largest number since the organiza tion of the company, and that a large shortage of skilled laborers still exists. On October 18 at Washington the military monument in memory of Ueu eral George P. McOlellan,former com mander of the Army of the Potomac, will ho unveiled. The general's widow is now 71. A Tyrono woman named (Juniui wants |25,000 from her ex-sweetheart because ho refuses to stick to his agree ment to marry her. While walking through the woods last Sunday looking for the probable out como of the chestnut crop, James Floy, of Coatesville, was shot in the abdomen by a shot from a gun in the hands of some uuknown person. He is said to bo in a critical condition. The principal of the Hazletou high school is about to take the warpath af ter boy pupils who spend so much of their timo loafing about pool roonii that they aro falling behind in their studies. Dr. Dixon, head of the state health department,lias just made the declara tion that he has been instrumental lu securing the removal of no less than 1,500 distinct sources of pollution of the Schuylkill river. Providence is vory patient in suffer ing in silence all the foolish accusa tions, of ignorant mortals. If the man who is on the inside of things political would talk there would bo mapy a sensation. The physician who was treating Mayur March, of Easton, for rheuma tism of one leg was slightly surprised wheu from a lump which developed below the knee ho extracted a needle. Tho mayor has no idea how it got lu his body. It is estimated that 20,000 more men than can be supplied will be needed to push along the railroad construction work aud harvest the crops between Minneapolis aud the Pacific coast. Charles Ootner.of Strawberry Ridge, is on the sick list. The country will survive the coming election whatever the result. Jack Frost's breatli brings beautiful death to the foliage. Pope Pius is reported to have re cently expressed himself as much gratified with the development of the Gregorian chant in America. He add ed thatjit was not intonded to exclude other music unless the uiusio was of a mundane character. Statistics of passenger traffic on the Reading railroad for the year ending Jnne 30th, as compared with tlie five previous years when free passes were iu full swing, shows that the Reading company has added about $400,000 per auuum to its passenger earnings by 1 cutting off free transportation. Other roads no doubt have made equal gftinß.