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VOLUME 78. ■EMI II |B Threatening letters, it appears, are becoming au epidemic up around Cata wissa, aud another one was received by a young girl of that place yester day morning, making the third that has been sent to different parties with in the last few days. The first was that sent through the mails to Bar iuau Young demanding that money be depositee* at a certain spot in default of which vengeance would follow.and though it was disregarded nothing followed. Another threat was posted on the black board of the Hartuian school near (Jatawissa threatening the teaeher if money was not deposited in the pump house across from the school. Now oomes another letter through the Uatawissa ]>ost ofllce yesterday morning/'bearing every indication of having been sent by the same party who sent the Barman Young letter. It was seiH to Miss Eva Bendershott, daughter ,of Clias. Bendershott of Fourth street, Catawissa. Miss Heftdershott was at the post office just : before closing time Tuesday evening and there was no muil for her at that time, and as the letter was in the box w.tieu the otfifco was opened yesterday morning before six o'clock, it must haVe been mailt-1 some time during thSruight., It demanded that the sum of S6OO bo placed at. the old Quaker meeting house on OSouth street by Saturday evening, Novoinber 3rd, and if this was not dtfbe that death would surely follow. The letter went onto state at leugth that the senders had written other threiifcg before to people in the town, and all those were tak eu as the \#ork of a joker the seuder meant to pfcove in this case that he was in deadly earnest, ami would cer tainly maker an example,aud take Miss Bendershotl's life unless the money was left as directed. This letter, like the others,lias been giveu to the auth orities for DEMOCRATS!! HOLD MINGS While so far as known 110 political meetings have been arranged for Dan ville, throughout the rural districts of our county it sopm. altogether differ ent. The Democrats will hold meet ings next week as follows : California, Limestone township, Monday night: Sheep's school house, West Hemlock towuship, Tuesday night; Exchange, Wednesday night ; Strawberry liidge, Thursday night- Crushed by Cars. Emanuel Myerify employed as a car repairman at the- Pennsylvania rail road shops at Stfnbury, met with a serious accident late Monday after uoou, and as a result : .die<l from Hie effects of his injiliies anhort time-lat er at the Mary M. Packer hospital. Mr. Myers, at the time of the accid ent, was doing sOme work in the car shop and while passing over one of the tracks between two oars another car was switched from the reverse table and striking the first car forced them together and Myers was eauuiit between the bumpers of the cars be fore he was able to reach a place of safety. After the cars struck, Myer's body dropped dowu along side the rail and it was not until then that several of the employes were "aware of the accid ent. Placing hi 111 on a stretcher ho was taken on a shifting engine to Market atreet where he was conveyed in the ambulance to the hospitals An examination showed that ho had been so badly squeezed and injured inter nally that he co"l(l not recover and fif teen minutes following his arrival at the hospital he was dead. Mi. Myers had been in the employ of the railroad company for a umnbei of years aud had expected to work un til next month wlmu he intended tc retire 011 the pension list. Kept Marriage Secret. The many friends of Dr. Barry Klase, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kia.se, Wat er street, who has been absent fron Danville for several years, while tak iug a course in medicine in Philadel phia, will be surprised to learn thai he was married last May, aud iu tin meanwhile has been successful ii keeping the ovent a secret from th< 1 iconic of Danville. Tho ceremony took place 011 the l-ltli of May in Camden, New Jersey, the bride being Miss Genevieve Niel, M. 1). ,a graduate of the Women's Medical college, of Philadelphia. Dr. Hurry Klane has started to practice in Dan ville, and intends to make this place his future home. Mrs. Klaso will join her husband here the first week in November. TOO MANY RY TWO. They have an individual in custody out in Fayette roun.tv who was so foud of the fair sex. tlfftt he has man aged to marry three of them. And now ho is in trouble heoau&» they have dis covered his duplityty-anfl are 011 the warpath. According to the Counells ville Courier the fellow is fn mortal terror of his wronged wives auU in sists upon being permitted to plead guilty so that he mav be hurtled off to the penitentiary befoie they get at him. TOWN BUB COMPLAIN Under the head of Ordinauco and Police a matter relating to the curb stone market, was introduced and an agitation started concerning it, which may lead to an amendment ot'tlie or dinance. John Eisenhart called attention to the injustice to which town butchers are exposed by being brought into competition with rural dealers, who do not pay a mercantile tax as the town butchers are required to do, a who yet each winter crowd into the curbstone market. Mr. Eisenhart urged that the non resident butchers bo ob liged to take out a license, the same sis other dealers who sell commodities not of their own production. As it is at present the non-resident butchers merely pay the fee for standing in market, which the resident butchers have to pay also in addition to other heavy tax. The injustice of the present practice was not denied but Mr. Vastino held that the ordinance 011 market in its present form doos not make the sell ing as practiced by the non-resident butchers illegal. On motion the mut ter was referred to the committee on ordinance and police to make investi gation with a view to amending the ordinance, if advisable. On motion of Mr. Eisenhart it was ordered that a new helmet be pur chased for the chief-of-police. On motion of Mr. Vastino it was ordered that if the measure be approv ed by the borough solicitor the com mittee on streets and bridges be auth orized to order several car loads of paving brick for the purpose of re placing the defective brick on Mill street. The Reese-Hammond company is under bond to replace free of cost all defective brick on Mill street with in a period of ten years. A communication was received from Mrs. A. M. Levers calling attention of council to a defective drain at her premises at corner of Centre and Cherry streets, which causes the Hooding of the cellar in times of heavy rain. The exact conditions were not clear to council aud the matter was referred to the committee 011 streets and bridges for investigation. 0 Chairman Gibson being absent Dr. Sweisfort was called to the chair. Other members present were: Vastino, Baylor, Dietz, Bedea, Finuigau, Ja cobs, Eisenhart, Kussell and Angle. The following bills were approved for payment: Regular employes #114.00 Sterling Lubricator Co. 11).50 General Elec. Co. 1.05 John A. Roebling 50.73 J. B. Cleaver . 15.13 Helios Mfg. Co .. 58.17 Washington Fire Co 2.50 Labor in Light Dept 15.75 Montour American 28.50 F. P. Startzel 13.18 Labor and hauling 186.75 Labor on Oliaroli street 145.88 Wei liver Hardware Co 12.28 Reading Iron Co. ... . 180.80 Frank Fry 47.1M1 William Miller 80.88 Samuel Mills 7.78 Ellis Rank «.7i> Geo. F. Reifsnyder 4 B.'» Thomas J. Price .30 Francis Hartnniu . ... ft.oo B. B. Brown 8.75 WATER DEPARTMENT. Regular employes |1«4.30 Labor 011 streets 18.50 P. H. Foust ........ ■ 106.00 Washington Fire Co 1.75 Joseph Lechner . 87.68 11. R. Moore 4.»0 Resolutions of Condolence. At a regular meeting of Goodrich post, No. 22, G. A. R., held Monday evening the following preamble and resolutions were unauimously adopt ed : Whereas; An allwise Providence has seen fit to remove by death from among us, our worthy and respected comrade Elias Lyon, therefore be it Resolved, That while we bow in humble submission to the adict of the Grand Creator of all things, we regret the loss which it has entailed on post 22, ami unite in giving expression to our sense of the great loss, which the community has sustained in the death ot our comrade, and wo deeply sym pathize with the bereaved family, in the great sorrow that has fallcu upon them. Resolved, That these resolutions of respect and condolence be spread in full upon our minutes; that the post room be draped in mourning for the space of 30 days ; that theso proceed ings bo published in the several news papers of Danville; that a copy of the same be presented to the widow if the deeeasod comrade. W. H. HEDDENS. JACOB SLOOP. HENRY KERN. Committee. A DEER STORY. Reginald Worthington,nged 20, kill , ed two deer at one shot 011 his lath er's deer preserves, near Stroudsburg. , Worthintgon saw two lino fellows run ning along rapidly sicle by side, drew I bead on the animals and fired. The door nearest him fell dead,shot through I the lungs; thou the bullet sjied ou, , wounding No. 2 in an equally vital t spot. One deer weighed 200 pounds and the other 185 pounds. TLXDGKI) BUT TO TBUTH, TO ARB LAW —WO FATOB BWATB D 8 A W rmAM HUU Awa" DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 190(*. HOB mu 1 ME It developed nt the meeting of the school hoard Monday that through uo neglect of the school authorities the law obliging children under 14 years of age to attend school is not be ing lived up to quite as rigidly as it ought to be. Mr. Fischer called atten tion to soveral instances in which chil dren apparently under 14 years are at work instead of attending school. In several instances parents have put in a strong plea for exemption or cle mency on the ground that through straightened circumstances in the fam ily the aid of the child as u wage earn er is seriously needed. After a thorough discussion it was the souse of the school board that uo exceptions can be made no matter what the family circumstances may be; aud that it devolves upon the tru ant officer to see to it that all children under 14 years are kept in school; also that those employing children should keep tho requirements of the law in miud aud by exercising care prevent themselves from being imposed upon | and unwittingly admitting boys aud girls into their employ who are under fourteen. Borough Superintendent Gordy ca.ll ed attention io the need of holders for the type writers in tho commercial de partment. In our high school,he said, we are teaching type-writing by the "touch system," by which, it is un derstood, the pupils manipulate the machine on the same principle that a person leuru.s to play tho piano. With out a holder for the notes the pupils are obligod to keep their heads turned to one side, which places them on au unnatural position. To overcome this a modern device is coming into gener al use, by which the notes are held directly in front of the pupil on the typewriter. The board was impressed with the utility of the device aud ou motion of Mr. Heiss it was orderod that one half-dozen of the "holders" be purchased. The following members were pres ent. Burns, Orth, S warts, Pursel, Har ing, Trumbower, Fischer, Heiss, Har pel, Lutz aud Grono. The following bills wore approved for payment: A. M. Phillips * 1.05 Peter Winters Joliu Stroub 1.25 U. L. Gordy 3-12 Casper Diseroad... 14.16 Miles Walsh .... 1.50 William Quigg 24.00 O. L. & W. R. K. Co 0.21 J. B. Cleaver. 1-4.50 Alon/.o Mottern . 8.00 Danville Stove & Mtg. Co 3.72 Murray Bros 5.04 G. W. Emeriok 1.80 O. M. Leniger- 38.05 j Ed. Pub. Co 1.05 j C. H. Sehmiuk 23.201 Smith & Brevier typewriting Co 7.95 Maynard Merrill Co 1.37 Large Coon Crop. Whatever success may attend the daylight, hunters who tread over the tields in search of squirrels, pheasauts aud the like it is pretty plain that the coon crop is a good one and that those who have the hardihood to devote a night to coon hunting need not come home empty handed. Charles Beyer, of West Hemlock township, accompanied by George Bedea aud Grant Hidgeway of this city, putin Tuesday night coon hunt ing ou Montour ridge opposite Camer on. Yesterday morning they appeared in town with three large coons which excited the envy of all other coon hunters. Mr. Beyer is au expert after coons aud lie has two of the best coon dogs in tho country,both of which ac companied the party Tuesday night. Tho present being the "dark of the moon" is considered the very best time for coons, and every night now the hunters are out in force, although it is very rarely that so many tine coons are bagged as wore caught by Mr. Beyer and party. Tonsilitls is Prevalent. While there are comparatively few cases of diphtheria in Danville, other forms of sore throat, especially tonsi litis, seems to be very prevaleut. Of tousiiitis,alone,one of our physicians, yesterday stated that in one day ho was called' to attend no less than twelve cases 'l,l 1..1' ....... tin',,.,. nvilll The prevalence of sore throat, even if in the more harmless forms, causes no little anxiety and embarrassment among the school teachers. Case after case is developed in the schools of the j borough and those in charge not know iug whether diphtheria may develop or not and dreading to expose the rest | of the school to the least danger of in fection are put to their wit's ends in dealing with the case. Obviously the | safe thins to do would be to exclude I the child from school at the tirsc syin | ptoms of sore throat and admit it only 1 when the true nature of the ailment ' is established to the teacher's satisfac i tion Musical Tonight. , The Women's guilt} of Christ Epis i copal church will give a musical this evening at the home ofc Mrs. Charles Cloud, East Market street. Au excel lent. program has been arranged au<l a treat is iu store for those who attend. .The eutertaimneut will begin at 8 ' o'clock ami adm'ssion is 10 cents. MCE HOLD cam RK i George Arnold of this city who on i Februaiy 28th, 1006, in the court of i Montour county was convicted of as : sault aud battery with intent to kill and on March 4, 1905, was sentenced by Judge Little for two years aud six months in the Eastern penitentiary, according to information received at the prothouotary's office has gone in sane and is no longer a fit subject for !>oual discipline. The application to tho judges of the court of Montour county, which asks chat a commission be appointed to in quire into and report on the mental condition of George Arnold was re ceived at the courthouse yesterday aud is signed by Charles C. Church, warden of the Eastern penitentiary. lu his application the warden sets forth that he believes Arnold to be in sane and in consequence of such iu sanity an unfit subject for the peniteu tiary, that tho said prisoner has con stant outbreaks, that he has threaten ed to kill his keeper; that he has marked delusions of persecutions and threatens violence when released, to those whom ho believes are persecuting him. -He thinks that poison is being injected into him to put. his heart out of order aud in the opiniou of the petitioner is a dangerous person. The applicaut therefore requested that tho said Goorgo Arnold bo remov ed to a hospital for the insane. The court will probably take action ou the warden's application today, appoint ing a commission to inquire into aud report on tho prisoner's mental condi tion. George Arnold was a resident, of Welsh hill. Tho victim of his shootiug was William J. Keefor, who had a very narrow escape from being killed. Keefer was struck ou the forehead by tiie bullet, which glanced and plough ed a furrow through the scalp on the top of his iiead. First Visit in Fifty-One Years. j John Samlel, Church street, is en tertaining his brother, Michael Sandel, of Sturgis, Michigan, who is paying liis first visit to Montour county in tift.y-one years. Mr. Samlel arrived in Danville yesterday morning and pro ceeded to tho Montour house where he made inquiries concerning his brother, later proceeding to the residence of the latter on Church street. Mr. Samlel was born ou the homo stead farm in West Hemlock township now occupied by his nephew, Hiram Saudel. He was a youug man when he left Danville. He settled in Michigan and the ties which soon bound him to that State held him so tightly that in I the long interim of over half a ceut ■ ury he never paid a visit to his native | place. It was not, however, that he did not frequently think of revisiting the scenes of his youth; tho visit was i postponed, however, until now in his advanced years it has actually taken place. j Mr. Samlel sees but few of the land marks remaining that greeted him when lie bade Montour county good bye. Comparatively few of the faces, too, remain that lie was familiar with over fifty years ago and those that are still here to greet him like his own are much chauged by time aud the trials of life. It has been a long time since a sojourner has appeared in Dan ville to whoso visit greater interest at tached than to Mr. Saudol's. Rounding Out 1(M) Years. "Aunt Peggy" Sec hie r, well known as the oldest person living in this sec tion, on next Monday, October 2i»th, will celebrate her one hundredth birth day. "Aunt Peggy" still retains her faculties to a remarkable degree. She is growing feeble, however, and her deafness is becoming an increasing in firmity. Still she is a most delightful companion aud when in the mood dwells for hours on tho remote past i that related to the town before most i people now living wero born. Many of her reminiscences reveal glimpses of life wholly uuique and strange to citi/eus of the present day, although the scenes enacted took place on the very spot where Danville stands. Killed at Watsontown. I Abram Wertmau, who resided with his widowed daughter, Mrs. Mary Leech, at Watsontown, was struck | yesterday morning by train No. (54 on j the Pennsylvania railroad, commonly' 1 known as the flyer, which passes A through Watsontown at 7:25 o'clock. Mr. Wortman was standing ou the Eighth street crossing waiting for a freight train togo past. The Pennsyl vania road is double tracked and the freight was passing north. On the oth er track the flyer was speeding its way southward. As the caboose of the freight swung by Mr. Wertinan start ed across the tracks. The freight hid the passenger (rain from view and its noise drowned the warning bell. It was a perfect death trap, such as is found ou nearly every unprotected crossing in the country. The engineer of the oncoming pass enger train blew his whistle, but Mr. Wertman was slightly deaf and evid ently did not hear it. The cowcatch er struck the old man,brutally tossing him through the air to one side, where i he lay stunned and motionless, with i his back brokeu. He lived scarcely I half an hour afterward. j Have you picked the winners for j ' November 6th V JOHN L. EVANS 1111 REST i All that was mortal of John L. ; Evans, whoso death occurred Thurs day morning, was consigned to its last i resting place in Odd Fellows' cemetery on Saturday afternoon. The funeral was a large one. Not a tribute was absent that was needed to show universal esteem. The large turnout of Free Masons, present in a body, the equally large number of members of B. P. O. ' Elks scattered about the assemblage, the beautiful flowers, the eulogistic remarks that one overhead in undertones all spoke volumes. The Mowers alone formed a striking tribute. Chrysanthemums, carnatious ami all the beautiful blooms of the season were hanked about the casket, seemingly tilling the entire room. Olio of the offerings came from Mahoning lodge No. 51tt, F. & A. M.,another from the order of Elks but by far the greater number were contributed by individual friends. The services were conducted by the Hev. M. K. Foster,pastor of St. Paul's M. E. church, assisted by the Hev. Harry Curtin Harman, of Harrisburg, former pastor, and the llev. .T. E. Hutchison, pastor of the Mahoning Presbyterian church. He~«. J. E. Hutchison read the 91st psalm, lie was followed by the Hev. M. K. Foster, who offered a most fervcut aud beautiful prayer, which appealed wonderfully to the hearts of those* present. Hev. Harry Onrtin Har niau, who was pastor of St. Paul's when the health of the deceased failed and lie went West hoping to be bene fitted by the change,spoke at consider able length,dwelling most beautifully upon the blameless life aud gracious personality of John L. Evans. Hev. M. K. Foster followed in the same strain. Hymns "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Lead Kindly Light" were sung. The pallbearors, chosen from among the Freemasons, wore as follows: M. G. Youngman, W. L. McOlure, W. G. Pursel. O. P. Hancock, W. R. Clarke and M. H. Schram. The following persons from out of town attended the funeral: Thomas Johns and wife, Mrs. aud Miss Johns, of Scranton ; William Freeze and wife, Mr. aud Mrs. Sheridan Swentzel, of Bloomsburg; Mrs. Harry, of Berwick; Mrs. James,of Pittston; Mrs. Heboeca Brown and Harry Haas,of Milton; W. IJ. Jury and Joseph Kcslor, of Sha mokin; Mrs. H. B. Hulliheii and Mrs. Kate Mears, of Willianisport; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Maus and Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, of West Hemlock town ship. Revisiting Danville. * Horace Moore ot Newport, Pa., aud sister, Mrs. Harry Bechtel, of Cincin nati, Ohio, are visiting old friends in Danville after a long absence. The two visitors are son and daugh ter of John Moore, a prominent real estate owner of former days.The pres ent one is Mr. Moore's first visit to Danville in twenty-five years. The visitors find much to interest them here and are cordially welcomed by old friends oil every side. Mr. Moore was in the treasury de partment at Washington for many years,during both Cleveland's and Mc- Ki 11 lev's administration. T. W. ftedea a Benedict Mrs. Ellen Bomboy and Councilman T. W. Bedea were united in the holy bonds of matrimony 011 Saturday even ing. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride,on Front street, at 8 :30 o'clock by the Rev. Joseph E. Guy, pastor of the Sliiloh Reformed church. Only the immediate family was present. The brido is a widely known and highly esteemed resident of our town. The groom, who is foreman at the Structural Tubing works, is likewise well known and very popular. Girl Hired at Knrglar. A bold attempt to rob the home of Mrs. John Creasy, at Berwick, early yesterday morning was frustrated by 1 Mrs. Creasy's daughter. The young lady was awakened by a noise aud, going to a window, saw a man in the back yard. Getting her re volver, she fired five shots at the rob ber, none of which, however, took ef fect. The shots aroused the neighbors, who chased the man quite a distance anil finally lost him. This is the third attompt that has been made to rob the Creasy homo within a short time, but 5 011 each occasion the burglar has been scared away. Entertained at Dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Mottern onter taiued a number of young people at their home on Grand street, Thursday evening, in honor of their daughter Bertha. Refroshmonts were served. Those preseut were: Missos Sue Gross, Verda Kocher, Vinnie Mon tague, Mary Weaver, Bessie Evaus. Hattie Robinson, Clara Smith, Bertha Reilly, Clara Whitmoyer, Messrs. Harry Douglass,George Rishel,Arthur Harvey, George Crumb, Frauk Garrow, Edward Ilos, Will Dartmau, Will Prentiss, Sidney Reilly, Joo Prout, Will Hommous and Harry Roberts, of Williamsport. At Sheep's Church. ■ Kev. Vermon Harington.the prohib i ition speaker, and his wife, will hold 'a public meeting at Sheep's church to* j night. II OFFICER IKES ARREST The action taken by the school board Monday night looking to a stricter en forcement ot the school law relating • to attendance bore fruit yesterday in the arrest of a resident of the second ward for failing to send his eleven year-old sou to school with sufficient regularity. The case was one which is likely to have a parallel at any time. The in formation was lodged by Truant Offi cer W. E. Young, who is responsible for the attendance of pupils. The hear ing was held before Justice Oglesby, who imposed a fine of two dollars aud costs under tho act of 11)01, which ob-1 ligos parents to send their childron to school seventy-five per cent of the time elapsed since the beginning of the term, the poualty being two dol lars fine or two days' imprisonment for the first offense aud five dollars fine or five days' imprisonment for tho second offense. In tho case of tho man arrested, his boy was not making anything like full time. Truancy, it seems, did not enter into it, as th-a boy merely stayed at homo, which" loft die truant officer 110 other alternative than to proceed through the parents. As the circumstances became known the defendant became an object of con siderable sympathy, lie admitted that his boy was out of school. Earlier in the term the father kept him out with tho consent; of one of tho local direc tors; later he was very anxious to have the boy in school but during his ab sence at work tho boy was permitted to remain at homo by tho mother. The justice explained to the defend ant that in the face of the law the "permission" granted by tho director was without weight; also that while uiifortunnto he as father and head of the family was responsible for his children's attendance or 11011-attend auce at school, regardless of the part played by any other member of the family. The defendant saw the ]>oiut and unhesitatingly paid fine and costs amounting to |2.75. Comment 011 tho above is unneces sary. That hardship is wrought on poor peoplo, who can illy afford to bear the expense when the law is por -111 it ted to take its course is quite evid ent. The remedy would lie in comply ing with tho law aud keeping chil dren in school as required. All the facts of the above case are presented with the hope that tlioy may prove an object lesson to those parents who are tempted to becomo negligent iu the matter of sending children to school. Excitement on Railroad Street. The appearance of a "cloak man" 011 Hailroad street between tho P. & H. station aud the borough line has kept the residents of that section in a state of great excitement for some days or rather nights past. Whether the ap parition is of the fake sort or is a real "cloak man", whatever that may imply, is not known, but the uncer tainty does not diminish tho effect. The section is lone aud deserted aftor dark these nights, handed over to the police, who hide in tho dark places hoping to lay their heavy hands 011 the man in tho cloak. Up to date there have been no arrests although all sorts of stories are told. | Sonio relate that the cloak man,who was found to bo a resident, in disguise, was caught and so severely beaten that he had to be carried home. Another version of the story is that the resident dressed himself up in wo man's apparel and started out to put himself in the way of the cloakmau, by whom lie hoped to be accosted, in which event he iuteuded to thrash the follow within an inch of his lito. Tho story has it that the man fell into the hands of others searching for the cloakmau— was mistaken for him and so badly beaten that lie had to be car ried home. About 3000 Visit Capitol. The first of the "penny a mile" ex cursions was run to Harrisburg on Saturday and it is estimated by the Harrisburg papers that about 3000 per sons took advantage of the cheap rates to tako a look at the much talked of ; new capitol building. The threatening weather of Saturday morning was in strumental in keeping a number of peoplo away from Harrisburg. 111 tho capitol all day long the crowd kept coming and going, many of them remaining in the city until evening to see the dome illuminated. There were a number of guides and female attend ants to care for the sightseers and ev erybody went away satisfied. Gover nor Ponnypacker was not present,hav ing gono to his home at Peniiypackor Mills on Friday. A FOOLISH MAN. 1 Shaniokiu is the home of a foolinh man who, after a period of total ab stinence lasting over four yoars, broko 1 his vows and took to drinking. Ho bo canio frantic ami while in that state tried to break into a hotel barroom, : smashing the glaes iu the front door ami doing other damago. He lauded in tho lockup, but tho landlord was F lenient the next day aud the follow was discharged upon paying for tho damage done and promising to shut off the liquor. 1 It is hard to find any news except • political uews in some of the news papers nowadays. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS -1 Mrs. S. B. Evans, of Harrisburg, is . a guest at of Mr. and Mrs. ~f William H. Andy, Market square. 1 Miss Lydia Creasy, of Catawissa, is 1 visiting Mr. and' Mrs. Willard Fetter - man, Grand street. 112 Miss Esther Pauuebaker, of MifTliu tnwn, is visiting her undo, Willard Pauuebaker. Liberty township. Mrs. Mary 10. Spaulding, of Free port, LOUR Island, is visiting at the homo of her sister. Mrs. E. C. Voris, Ferry street. I i George Loy, of Bellefonte, spent . | Sunday at the home of .John Boden, , Hush township. i Miles Barber and Fred Dash, of ' Wilkes-Barro,spent Sunday in this city at the home of the former's parents, Dr. and Mrs. I. G. Barber. Ferry i street. Mr. Dash was foreman of the I carpenters at the State hospital at tho time the addition was built two years i ago, and is well known in this city. Parker Kussell, of Williamsport, j spent Sunday with friends in this i city. | Miss Rachel Mettler, student at Dickinson seminary, Williamsport, spout Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William 11. Mettler, Logan Dale farm. Jilaiue James, of Northumberland, spent Sunday with relatives in Dan ville. Miss Georgio White,of Bloomsburg, spent Sunday in this city as the guest of Miss Holla Adams. Mrs. C. C. Carpenter left yesterday for Salem, New Jersey,after a visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs W. G. Kramer, West Mahoning street. Mrs. Stella L. Wertniau left yester day for Berwick, where she will make lior homo with her sister, Mrs. Harry Ellis. Miss Lillian Garsed, of Philadel phia, will arrive today for a visit at tho home of Thomas Woods, Mill street. Hon. L. W. Welliver, of Exchange, was a visitor in this city yesterday. Mrs. Bobert Lloyd, of New York City, is visiting at tho home of her sister, Mrs. Jacob Miller, Mill street. Grant Sainsbury, of Buffalo, is vis iting 010 friends in Danville. George E. Hunt, of Altooua, arriv ed last evening for a visit with his brothers, John H. and D. C. Hunt, in this city. £ Mrs. William Dietz, of Plymouth,is visiting her mother, Mrs. ,1. D. Wil liams, Front street. W. J. Keim, of Washington, D. C., is visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Keini,Front street. Mrs. S. J. Wei liver and Mrs. Walter liussell are visiting relatives in Phila delphia. Railroad Bed Burning Up. For tho past, several days the D. L. & W. roadbed at Berwick, near the new river bridge,has beeu on fire, and it is feared that the track will settle to such au extent that a new roadbed will have to be constructed. When the present roadbed was laid, culm from the mines was used as bal last, and several days ago this caught lire from the hot ashes from tho Ber wick steam plant. Since that time, despite the efforts of the track crew to put out tho tiro with water, it still continues to burn. The bridge com pany has a large amount, of its iron along the 1). L. & W. tracks, and in order to keop the heat out of the iron, which would render it useless, a force of men has been engaged both night and day to pour water over the iron until it can bo removed to a plaee of 1 safety. COURAGE IN MT. CARMEL. Mount Carmel council No. (129, Knights of Columbus, of Mount Car mel, has the courage of its convic tions. At a recent meeting it adopted resolutions denouncing tho public dance hall of the town as 44 an agency for evil which is injuring the moral character of its patrons" and threaten ? ing to destroy the 44 general welfare , and happiuess of mauy nufortunate ! victims of its temptiug influences." [ The members also consecrate them- | selves to the task of "suppressing this ! I daugerous foe to morality," and in ! vite tho confidence and support of ov > ery true man and woman The News 3 hopes the crusade will speedily bo crowned with success and bolieves it will bo, for no veil is strong enough to defy tho orgauizod conscience of the community in which it momentari ly raises its unclean head. THANKSGIVING AFTER|j KLKCTION. The Towanda Daily News is glad that Thanksgiving Day comes after the election. In its opinion "political campaigns are, of course, of import ance, l>nt it seems as if the straining of life-long bonds of friendship is scarcely worth the result that is gain ed. It is right enough to differ, hnt personal feeliugs would seem to have somo claims even in the hottest tight ' The registration throughout Ihe state indicates that the vote at the coming election will be light. The falling off of legitimate voters wag large,many being diffrancised by fail ing to pay taxes. NO 5 iTO ANSWER FOR i FAST RUING * Summons were issued to the D. L. ■ & W. railway company yesterday, warning it to appear before Justice of ■; the Peace W. V. Oglosby at 10 o'clook next Tuesday morning to answer for ruuniug its traius through the bor ough of Danville at a speed greater I than eight miles per hour, the limit fixed by the borough ordinance. Summons were issued to the D. L. & W. company a mouth or so ago, but owing to a technicality the action was dropped before tho hearing took place. In the interim following it is alleg od that the D. L. & W. trains have been running through town at a rate of speed which would seem to iudic ato that the trainmen iuteud to ignore the provisions of the borough ordin ance. Chief-of-Police Mincomover yester day moruing timed tho 10:17 D. L. <Jfc W. passenger train as it speeded through town below Mill streot and found that it covered the marked-off space of one hundred yards in just five aud one half seconds, which is equivaleut to the rate of 517 1-5 miles i»er hour. On the strength of this evidence the summons were issued for tho heariug on Tuesday the 30th inst. Since the first summons were issued a wholly new ordinance relating to railway speed lias boon euacted by couucil and the validity of the action is well es tablished in every detail. Thanksgiving Proclamation. WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. The President today issued a pro clamation naming Thursday, Novem ber 21), as the day of Thanksgiving. In the course of his proclamation the President says: 4 'Nover before in our history or iu the history of any other nation has a people enjoyed more abounding mater ial prosperity than is ours, a prosper ity so great that it should arouse iu us no spirit of reckless pride, and least of all a spirit of heedless disregard of our responsibilities,hut rather a sober souse of our many blessings, and a re solute purpose, under Providence, not to forfeit them by any action of our own. 44 Material well-being, indispensable though it is, can never he anything but the foundation of true national greatness and happiness. If we build nothing upon this foundation, then our national life will he as meaning less, where only tho foundation has been laid. Upon our material well-be ing must be built a superstructure or individual and national life lived iu accordance with the laws of the high est morality, or else our prosperity it self will in tho long run turn out a curso instead of a blessing. We should be both reverently thankful for what we have received and earnestly bent upon turning it into a means of grace and not of destruction." Eggs Are Scarce. Eggs have become a scarce commod ity, not only in tho curbstone market, but also in tho stores and the price is up to a point seldom reached except in midwintor. The very few eggs in market Tuesday vanished as if by magic aud at. an early hour it was difficult to purchase any in the stores, except the kind that were "not fresh" and the price that these commanded was twenty-eight cents per dozen. There is a suspicion that eggs are being bought, up and shipped to the big centers where they are putin stor age probably in the interest of au egg trust. The farmers,however,deny that there is any semblance of truth in this so for as Montour county is con cerned. They lay it all to the liens which, they say,have stopped laying and that that is all there is about it. Such eggs as are tor sale, they declare, are brought into the Danville market. Surprise Party. i A surprise party was given Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albv Snyder. East Market street, in honor of Mrs. Snyder's 66th birthday. A fine supper was served. Those pres ent were: Mr. and Mrs. .lohu Joues, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans, Mr. aud Mrs. Goorgo Leighow, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mottern, Mrs. C. Askiu, Mrs. R. Boyer,Mrs. A, Berger, Mrs. Frank Snyder, Mrs. G. Feustermacher, Mrs. U. Y. James, Miss May James, Mrs. Arthur Sheppersoii.Mrs. Norman Mot tern, Mrs. Henry Kramer, Mrs. Frank Kramer,Mr. ami Mrs. William Hauey, Masters Raymond Motteru, Beaver Kramer, Alby Hauey, Marviu Mot torn, Misses Elva Moltern,Meda Krani i er, Theliua Mottern, Elsie Motteru ' Loona Suyder. A SCHOOL WITHOUT PUPILS. There is a public school in Penu township, Carbon county, which has beeu open for a month, and yet not a I single pupil has been in attendance (luring tho entire time. The teacher I opens up in the morning and remain* until closing time. Tho parents of the pupils decline to obey the vaccination ' act and are keeping tlieiu out of school. The directors have refused to pay the r teacher, and he will probably appeal , to court. First Brick Laid. 3 I The first brick iu tho paving of a a portion of Main street, Bloouisburg, B was laid Saturday by Miss Martha Yettor, tho 10-year old sister of Bur - gess C. C. Yotter. The affair was con ducted very quietly.