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ONTHE TRAIN .The Pennsylvania passenger train, west, due to arrive at South Danville •t 4 :81 o'olock, Monday eve was the icene of much excitement oaused by the sudden death of one of the pass angers, who breathed his last just af ter the train liad passed Creasy. The man that died was James Dod son, of Nazareth, who was on his way to Bloomsbnrg to visit relatives. Af ter leaving Hazlotou the man was tak en 111 and during the wait of over an hour at Nescopeck, ho called upon Dr. Myers, a physician of that place, who administered to him. When the train arrived he folt bet ter and resumed his Journey. As the train sped on its way it was observed that he was quite ill. Ho was nearing his destination, however,and it would only be a short time until he was in the hands of his friends. Meanwhile the passengers did what they conld to relieve him. The train had just passed Creasy when he suddenly expirod. That the death caused qnito a shook among the passengers goes without saying. The man's identity was re galed by a letter in Ins pocket from his sister, Miss Maiy Uodsou,of Blooms burg. It was Miss Dodson and another sister, Mrs. Emma Buck, of Blooms burg,that he had set out to visit when death overtook him on the journey. The body was removed from the train at East Bloomsbnrg and the rel atives in Bloomsbnrg were notified. Miss Dodson aud Miss Buck wore not expecting their brother Monday and when the uows came that be had died «iu tiie traiu aud his dead body await ed them their surprise anil grief can easily be imagined. Tiie deceased waß 08 years of age aud was a widower. Diphtheria in Eaat Danville. Diphtheria iu East Danville seems to hang ou with remarkable persist «ncy and to defy all efforts to stamp it out. At present it seems to have gainnd a now iinpotns and a promin ent physician is authority for tho statement that there are four compara tively uew oases iu three different families. The phyßioian in qaostiou feels that there la a lamentable lack of precau tion in the township and is apprehen sive that unless the residents awake to the full sense of their responsibil ity there is no tolling how many more eases may dovelop in the near future. Thero seems to be a commou source of Infection and whether this is the pub lic school or some other source an ef fort should bo made immediately to Bud out where it is and to apply the proper remedy. Fumigation is always in order and if there are no disease germs to kill there is nothing lost, while should infection bo present the omission of such a precaution might be followed with deplorable results. Either owing to indifforeuco or lack of information the moßt commou pre cautions to prevent outbreak seem to be omitted in many families. Accord ing to the physician quoted ono fact that all have not yet learned or at loast have not acted npon is that deadly germs of diphtheria are likoly to lurk In household effeots.aud thus wo have the spectacle of tho dlseaso recurring In the same family after intervals of greater or less duration and that, too, after the household has changed its residence, showing that some agency other than the dwelling has carried the disease. It In hoped that tho ploasanl com mnnity of East Danvlllo will soon anite upon some measure that will effectually stamp out diphtheria. Until this la accomplished there will be suf fering and probably much sorrow among tho families there and a condi tion of affairs will exist that must ex poae surrounding communities to the danger of infection. Trainmen Upset House Car. What wonld seem to be one of the most awkward accidents possible in railroading took place at South Dan ville, Monday evening. An empty house car together with several load •d coal cars stood on the siding. It be came necessary to run these further ahead and to accomplish the task the usual plan was adopted of moving them by means of a stout pole or piece of timber inserted between a locomo tive on the main track and the cars on the siding. Ordirarily the cars are pushed ahead in this way without any diflloulty. Monday, the conditions were somewhat unusual and an unex pected mishap oocurred. The pole was inserted between the locomotive and •he empty house car, which in turn was expected to shove the three loaded oars ahead of it. To propel the heavy load the engine moved forward witli a rush, but unfortunately the loaded coal cars were too heavy; the empty house car could not move them and unable to resist the force exerted la the engine it fell over on its side This Indeed was a bad state of af fairs. Nothing short of the steam crane wonld suffice to put the car right side lip and place it on the track. The wrecking outfit was accordingly sent for and it arrived at South Dan ville during the evening. The lifting of the oar back upon the track was the work of onl.v » few minutes. CAN'T REGULATE SPEED. Judge Doty, of the Westmoreland county couit.has just handed down an opinion iu which ho decided that a municipality has no authority to make legulations as to the spoed of fast trains through its borders. We have not seen the opinion, but unless it is reversed by the higher conrts, then a municipality has also no right to lim it the speed of automobiles or of fast horses traveling through its limits and is absolutely powerless for the protec tion of Its inhabitants against these constantly Increasing modern perils. Entertained at Dinner. Mrs. Martha Y. Qearhart entertain ed at a ohtoken and waffle dinner at her home on East Front street last evening in honor of her guest, Mrs. Martha MoOollum.of Espy. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. W. Fred Jaoobe, Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. MoOoy.Mr. and Jin. J. O. MeOellaa, ef Mipj MAKE OP OF NEXTJBISLATORE Revised returns of Tuesday's elec tion in the State show the following composition of legislature: THE SfiNATK. Republicans Si Democrats 11 Total 60 Republioau majority 28 THE HOUSE. Republicans 145 Democrats .87 Lincoluites 8 City Party 1 Labor 1 Total 207 Republican majority 83 Twenty-four of the twenty-five hold over senators are Republicans and one is a Democrat. ■Of the newly olected senators, fifteen aro Republicans, four aro straight Democrats and six are' Democrats with the Linooln party in dorsement. This is a gain of one for the Democrats. Of the Lincoluites in tho house,two, John Geyser and J. Penrose Moore, of Chester county, had Democratic in dorsement. Tho other is Frederick 0. Ehrhardt. of the Third Lackawanna district, who was a Republican mem ber of the last house, and against whom tho Republicans failed to nomi nate a candidate. Andrew ,1 Pfaff, of the Seventeenth Philadelphia .listriot, was the only successful City Party nominee,and John J. Casey,of Wilkes- Barre, is the United 'Labor member. Many of the flfty-soven "Democrats" were elected on Fusion tickets, and some may vote witli tlie Ropublicans on purely political questions. The last house consisted of 185 Re publicans and nineteou Democrats. Three new districts have been formed, increasing the total number of mem bers to 207. The result of the eleotion allows a loss of forty seats to the Re publicans, as compared with the last house's membership of 301. Patients Out of a Job. The big crop of corn on the hospital farm is all husked and the small army of patients who delight in knocking around out of doors and who took hold of oorn husking with a vim are now out of a very congenial job. There is no work on the big farm that the insane men take so much de light in as com husking. Nearly a hundred might have been seon at work at one time, not a few of them being very export. The completion of this job, wliioh practically winds up the work of the farm, deprives the pati ents of the healthful oxerci«e and div ersion that proves so beneficial. Dur ing the winter, of course, the pati ents who work in the summer are tak en out daily for oxercise.but it is only | a short airing and no manner of a sub stitute for the recreation of easy and healthful employment on the farm. With the privilege of working in the fields, confinement at the hospital for the insane losos much of its tedium and horror. Besides,those who so lab or have the advantage of being fur nished with tobacco free and can in dulge in the weed without restraint. Altogether while at work in the fields the insane men frequently enjoy their happiest moods. A Heart to Heart Talk Wltb The Women and Girls of Pennsylvania. Why a woman's page'.' Must women be fed on special and diluted diet? Can they not road as men read. They do read as men road—aud all that men read—and add the woman's page to it. Rightly conducted, it is the earnest journalistic attempt to instruct more than to amuse; well edited, it steers clear of the encyclopedia and the boudoir. It should be all that a well-rounded, interesting, helpful woman is—ready to put out a strong guiding hand wherever it is needed. It must take itself seriously. It must be honest, It must reflect what really is, and suggest from experience what might be. A great class turns to the woman's page for council, for advice, for sug gestion. The ready mado conventions of one set of people would be a misfit on another set. so why toll a woman who has to cook and wash for a hus band and six children how to instruct a footman to receive the cards of call ers? A woman's page should be all thing to all women. No woman's page deserves success that does not give to its loast reador a respectful hearing and the best advice in its scope. It must be kindly. It must inspire confidence. It must enter into all the homely duties of the housewife with zest and enthusiasm. It must hold the affec tionate friendship of its women read ers. All those things the woman's pago "THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY PRESS" is aud does—it is boyond doubt the most practical aud truly and helpful woman's page ever offered Pennsylvania women. Yon cannot af ford to miss even one day. ANNE RITTENHOUSE. Dr. Smith in a New Field. Dr. Gilbert T. Smith, formerly as sistnut physician at the hospital for the insane at this place, and widely known aud well liked among the peo ple of Danville, has been appointed as sistant medical superintendent at Dr. Barnes' sauitarium for nervous and montal diseases at Stamford, Connec ticut. Dr. Smith has been engaged for years in his chosen specialty among the insane. For the past five aud a half yeais he was assistant physician at the Danville hospital, and prior to his ap pointment hero he served the States of Indiaua aud South Dakota as a mem ber of the medical staffs of the North ern ludiaua aud South Dakota hospit als for the insaue. Fraternity is growing in avacy part •t tus glob* I TOTAL COST OF ELECTION The November election cost Montour cqunty a total of $502.82. This in- ' eludes the pay of all election officers, | 1 cost of printing ballots and election 1 supplies, ground rent for booths,room rent, oct. Bnt two townships of the county have voting booths,Mahoning and West Hemlock. Three townships vote af hotels -Valley township at Mausdale; Liberty, at Mjoresburg and Derry at Washingtonville. Washingtonville bor ough also votes at a hotel. Derry and Limestone townships each vote at a grange hall. There are still two townships of Montour county that hold election in school houses, which is a matter of much regret to the county commission ers, who are trying to bring about a sentiment that will disfavor holding eleotion in the school houses. The time was not many years ago when j even the school buildings of Danville ( were nsed for the purpose of holding j elections. The custom proved wholly I objectionable and except in the First , ward, where tho courthouse is used, j booths were erected. It is evident that | the townships are falling in line with [ the borough and the time can not oome ; too soon when every school will be in j session on election day and tho voting done elsewhere. Excursions Are Popular. Tho penny-a-inile excursions to liar risburg still coutlnue in unabated : popularity. On Saturday the crowd ex -1 ceeded that of the previous Saturday [ by Beveral thousands. Over 15,000 ox -4 cursionists invaded the city of Har risburg aud swarmed through tho new . capitol from cellar to dome. No ac cidents were reported and everybody had a fine time. There were 181 tickets sold at the i South Danville station aud among ' those who took in the trip from this t oity and vicinity were: Mr. aud Mrs. Andrew Fry, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke ; Kerns, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Lormer and sou Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Charles j Love, Mr. aud Mrs. William Rudy, Y Mr. and Mrs. Judsou Still, Mr. and Mrs, Alex. Mann, Mrs. William Childs, I Mrs. Martha Ross, Mrs. Mary Ros-i, i 112 Mrs. Mary Lynn, Mrs W. If Lunger and sou Curtis, Mrs. Martha Gearhart i and friend Mrs. Grace Bradbury, of Espy, Mrs. F. H. Vauuau and friends tho Misses Eaton, of Scrantou, Mrs. k W. J. Williams aud daughter Lois, Mrs. Rebecca Hess, Mrs. ,T. H. Jones, Mrs. Lattimere Anmiermau, Mrs. B Jamos Murray, Mrs. Mary Mowrer, Mrs. Herbert Myerly; the Misses Watkin, Misses Bessie Hess, Margaret Williams, Sadie Everett, Mary Pfah- I ler, Blanche Campboli, Bertha Jones, Minnie Esterbroolc, Emma Reifsuy y j der, Stella Sandel, Martha Sandel, Annie Reifsnyder, Odessa Roundsley, ( j Sadie Koar, Olivo Lunger, Margaret Gerringer, Anna Ammerman, Sadie n Shooley, Carrie Confer, Messrs. A. C. Roat, William Reed, Bert Gill, Frank u McCaffrey, Frank Graham,F. G. Rob bins, David Roderick, Lincoln Dan . iols, Samuel Motteru, William Mow ror, Strawbridgo Roundsley, Harris Edmoudson, Clyde Dyer, Charles Hartt, l' Robert M. Jacobs. Harry Koons, D. I r N. DiefTenbacher, C. C. Ritter,Thom as Mills and sou James, William Mint zer, Harry Mintzer. Charles Gardner, Alfred Esterbrook, Robert McCov, e Wilbur Jacobs, Grier Mann. Mr. aud Mrs. Charles W. Cook, John Hughes and Ida Churm, of Valley n township ; Victor aud Walter Vincent , and Elmer Feister, of Liberty town ship ; Mr. aud Mrs. Raymond Barrett, [I ofGrovania; William Fry and son , s Harry, Roy Mausteller, Miss Ethel Deiglitmiller aud Miss Mae Manstel ler. of Buckhorn , the Misses Gertrude re and Rheda Eckman. Miss Olive Wertz, r8 Charles Gulick, Paul Eckert aud ie Harold Bassett, of Rushtown. 1.25 th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. aud Mrs. Georgo Barnhart cele " brated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home in East Danville Satur day evening. Music was furnished by ' Howard Frylmg's graphophone. Re ' freshments were served. Mr. aud Mrs. , Barnhart were tho recipients of a number of handsome presents. Those present were : Mr. auil Mrs. J® Arthur Stettler, aud son Jasper, Mr. aud Mrs. Oscar Vastiue, Mr. and Mrs. ' U Edward White, Mr. aud Mrs. Arthur 8 MacFarland, Mr. aud Mrs. Georgo Leigliow, Mr. aud Mrs. Howard Fry ling, Mr. aud Mrs. James Rishel, Mr. aud Mrs. Charles Arter.sou and daugh tor, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kliuger, Mrs. Albert Diehl aud sou Fred, 5S Mrs. Claieuce Phillips and son Jasper, " Misses Mame Kear, Blanche Mac Fa r luud, Ruth Barnhart,Grace Barnhart, Rachel Barnhart, Messrs Walter Lunger,Stewart MacFarland aud Her % bert MacFarland. id > ]. Birthday Surprise Putty. A birthday surprise party was ten <o dered Pierce Brill at his home iu the Y Ammerman building, East Market id street. Saturday evening, in honor of id his 87th, birthday. Music aud games id were played until midnight, \vh u re f- freshments were served. Mr. Brill was the recipient of a handsome rocking 5. chair aud center stand. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Tell Hoim and sou James. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Earp and family.Mr. aud Mrs Jacob Winters and sou, Mr. and lr Mrs. Grant Gulick, Mrs. Ernest Poeth, Messrs. Baker, George Eckouroth, ' Georgo Kear, James Lewis, John For- J* rod aud William Jones d TO INCREASE P. O. S. OF A. During the next several months an r effort is to he made to increase the g membership of the Patriotic Order 112 Sous of Amerioa iu York county from B 8,000 to 4,000. Similar missionary ef forts will also he made iumauy of the 112 other counties of the State, the canvass for new recruits culminating on Wash ingtou's birthday, 1907, when the sev eral camps will admit their new mem bers. The movement will wisely look toward strengthening the camps al t ready existing rather than the oreation at new onss. STATE BOARD COMPLETES WORK When the State board of trade met. Saturday afternoon, withjVioe Presi dent D. C. Sliaw. of Pittsburg, in the 1 chair, Secretary S. M. Williams an- I uounced that he had received pledges ' from seventy-five per cent of the leg islators elected last Tuesday that they will vote for two-cent passenger rates | on railways and to permit trolley lines to carry freight. "We may oonsider j the fight as won," said Secretary Wil liams, "but we will not so announce it until the pledges are fulfilled." For obvious reason the names of the j pledged legislators are not made pub lio. The bill relating to passenger rates provides not to exceed two cents a , mile, although they may cliarge as muoh less as they please. The trolley freight bill is of simple construction and its meaning is oouveyed in the | title, which provides that carrying i companies of all kinds may carrv 1 freight. The board endorsed a resolution ask ing for a garnishment law which will attach ten per cent, of a debtor's wages monthly, or its equivalent, iu [ the hands of the employer, until the j debt is paid, and deolared for a rev is- I [ ion of the pure food law to conform 1 with the national laws, j A resolution was adopted favoring a uniform system of publio accounts and a better system of investing public funds, the object being to secure a uniform system of municipal book keeping and an investment of public fuuds for the benefit of the municip alities. The following officers were elected. President—E. Z. Gross, Harrisbnrg. First Vice President—O. A. Geesy, York. Second Vice President—F. H. Mc lutire, Philadelpha. Third Vioe President—A.M. Howse, Erie. Treasurer—W. K. Brinton, Lancast er. Secretary—S. M. Williams, Pitts burg. i Directors—H. D. Burliugame, Al tooua; William T. Greasy, Uatawissa; J. C. Smith, Harrisburg; C. S. Sea man, Sorantou;S. N. Williams, Wil ! liamsport; D. G. Shaw, Pittsburg. 1 A vice president for each county i will be elected by the local orgauiza i tious of each district. ' Members of the State board of trade when asked concerning the wisdom of the Pennsylvania Railroad company ■ adopting two-cent fares before the Ramsey lines get through from Chi cago to divert the traffic from the New I Jersey coast resorts to the New Eng ! land resorts, were unanimously of the opinion that all of the railroads of the i State could not make the cut too soon 4 4 lt would be a good thing," said A. M. Howes, of Erie, 44 for all the rail roads to out the rate regardless of what other lines are going to do in the future. It might do away with the necessity for legislation on the sub ject, aud lighten the burden of the coming legislature. It would not. only be a safe thing for the Now Jersey coast resorts, but also for the mer chants in the big eastern cities." Secretary S. M. Williams thought the law compelling railroad companies to fix a two-cent rate should be passed no matter if the companies should an nounce a cut before the legislature meets. "It will help travel for the east on Pennsylvania lines," said Mr. Williams,"and what is more it would greatly increase travel. Look at the great crowd of thousands who travel ed to Harrisburg to see the capitol,all because of the low rates. It would be a good thing for the railroads." H. D. Burlingauie, of Altoona, said that the board is not antagonizing the railroads in advocating the cut rate, but proposes to help them. If the com petition from the west comes before the cut, it might hurt Pennsylvania railroads. Twelfth Makes liood Showing. General orders have been issued from headquarters of the national guard of Pennsylvania announcing the result of the annual inspection of the troops at the division encampment at Gettysburg last July. The orders con tain a report of Inspector General Sweeney in which he states that never in its history has the guard presented a better front than at this inspection, and that the troops are better clothed aud equpped than at any time in the existence of the guard. The twelfth regiment, commanded by Colonel C. M. Clement,of Sunbury, was seventh in the list of averages. It was almost tied with the eighth, tenth, thirteenth aud sixteenth regiments. The twelfth always ranks well, aud is generally regarded as one of the best regiments in the Stato. Following aro the general averages of the soveu highest regiiuunts iu the division : First regiment #8.31 Third regiment 97.88 Tliirtooutli regiment. .97.14 Eighth regiment . . 9(1.98 Teutii regimont 9*1.74 Sixteenth regiment 96.89 Twelfth regiment 9(1.57, The orders state tlini the cavalry was inspected by the inspector gener al in person and made most excellent showing. No inspection drills were required and the inspection was limit ed merely to personal appearances and clothing. Berwick Odd Fellows Will Build. The Independent Order of Odd Fel lows, of Berwick, at a big meeting held Saturday evening decided to pur chase a plot of ground and erect a building. lu tho erection of the build lug it is estimated that $15,000 will be expended. It will bo three stories with i pressed brick front. On the first floor j will be business places, the «ecoud floor will be given over to office rooms j and the third floor will he devoted to j lodge rooms. His 77th Vote. On luesday J. G. Grotz, of Hlooms- ' burg, one of.Oolumbm county's oldest citizens, voted at his 77th. fall elec tion. Iu all the years that he has been able to oast his ballot he has not UIIM •d ou* opportunity to do so. DKIFORffi PRIMARY LAW NOW IN FORCE The uniform primary law is now in i operation in every election district iu the State. Uuder this new system of , making nominations, county voters of | all parties will vote direct aud on the I same day for their choice of candid- ] ates. With nuiform primaries iu force, . the time honored county and city con vention is a tiling of the past. Slate making by political bosses becomes ex ceedingly difficult if not impossible. The law was framed with the object in view of affording the people the 1 means for determining for themselves : who shall be their candidates. The holding of such primaries to choose candidates to bo voted for at the Feb ruary election will mark the first pra tieal test of the new law in the State at large. DATES FOR ELECTIONS. Tho uuiform primary law was one of the several electiou reform measures passed at the special session of the leg islature. It provides that there shall be two primary electious held each year. For the coming February elec tion the primary shall be hold ou the fourth Saturday preceding election day, which will be January 2t». For November electious the primary shall be hold on tho first Saturday in June, except when a president is to be elect ed. wlion tho primary shall be held ou the second Saturday in April. That for February electious is termed the winter primary, and for the Novem ber elections, the spring primary. Heretofore, the several narties have j held their primaries ou separate days. Uuder the new law ouo primary will be held for all parties between the hours of 2 o'clock and 8 o'clock p.MMi. i I The primary will be hold at the reg , |ilar electiou polling place iueacli dis i trict, and will be conducted by the regular electiou officers. In the first place any number of per sons may be voted for at the primary for an office to be filled at the nextsuc l ceediug election. The law provides j that there shall be an official ballot for I the primary. This will be alike in size aud color for all parties. All offi- I cials ballots will bo printed on white paper. Each party will, however,have its own ballot. At the top of each bal lot there will bo fouud a printed line designating which party it is for, and ' full explanation as to how to proper ! ly mark the same. If a candidate for mayor, for iu- Hstauce, desired his name printed on the Republican primary ballot. this will bo done upou the filing of ft peti tion with the couuty commissioners signed by fifty Hepublicftus. If a Demo crat wisiies his name printed ou the Democratic primary ballot as a can didate for mayor lie may havo this done by having filed a petition signed by fifty Democrats. Likewise a mem ber of any other regularly constituted party. For candidates tor councils who wish their names printed ou the prim ary ballot, petitions need bo signed by but ten members of the party designa ted. MUST FILE NAMES EARLY. These petitions must be filed witli the county commissioners at least three weeks prior to the primary, or in this instance, not later than Jan uary 5. At least once each week dur ing these three weeks the county com missioners must advertise in two newspapers within the county the names of all offices for which nomina tions are to bo made. At the expira tion of the flme fixed by law for re ceiving petitions the couuty commis sioners are required to take these in hand and proceed to the preparation of the ballot for each party. After these are prepared they must be kept on file aud open to public inspection in the comniissionors'office for at least one week proceeding the primary. When the voter goes to the primary on January he must ask for the bal lot of his party. Unless his right to participate is challenged he will be handed a ballot, whero he will find printed the names of all candidates ar ranged in alphabetical order under the respective offices. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. i The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the /nj? V/f/l. s7~ | Signature of /■C&to&A/. Auten Displays Great Wisdom. Judge Auten, by his latest judicini decision, has good grounds for the title of a modern Solomon. It is now almost a year siuce a young Shamokiu couple, Harry aud Mary Schneider, mutually decided that the peace and happiness of the family could bo preserved only by maintain ing a wide spaco between the respec ! tive members. Aud so Harry took up ! his abode iu oue end of the town aud j Mary at the other. There would have | been no further trouble had it uot i been for their two-year-old daughter, I Hilda, whom Mary took as her own | exclusive property. Ilariy resented ! tlris, aud seized au opportunity to k.d --i nap the little girl. The case came beforo court and argu j ments were heard last Monday. Judge i Auten took several days to think it ; over aud has finally announced his de- I cisiou. Mary is to have the child oue | weok and Hai'iy the next. Neither shall have any authority whatsoever over her while she is in the possession of the other. Should the child get sick ovor Sunday a reconciliation of the family might be unfortunately uere?.- sitatei. It is just possible that the judge had 3uch a coutiugency in mind when he made the decision. Down in Cumberland. Dowu iu Cumberland some of the farmers are decidedly juhospitable to ward their neighbors who undertake to borrow chickens and other food pro ducts. The other night, for instance,a farmer detected a man makiug free with the iumates of his ehickou coop, armed himself with a shot gun, got after the chap and actually put a load <Jf shot iu liia batk. THE TEACHERS' INSTITUTE I The Montour county teacliors' iu | stitute will be held ou the first week i of Decembor, convening in the high I school room on Monday, December | 3rd. i County Superintendent U. W. Dcrr | was in this city Monday afternoon aud gave out information to the above effect.There has been considerable de lay, Mr. Derr explained, as he was disappointed by one of the speakers and thus, at the last moment, had to cast about for another instructor. The j program is not fully arranged, but it . will be given to the printer next week. Meanwhile the teachersot the coun ty will bo interested to learn what in structors have been engaged. Promin ent among the speakers will be Dr. T. S. Loudon, of Worcester, Mass., an institute instructor of great note, strongly recommended by our State superinteudeut, Dr. N. O. Schaeffer; County Superintendent Taylor, of Lackawanna county and Superintend ent Walbouru, of Snyder county. On Mouday aud Tuesday D. J. W. Howerth will be present. Dr. llowerth is an all around institute man and is verv highly recommended. He will be followed by Superinteudeut Lose, of Williamsport, who will remain the rest of the week. Superintendent Lose is no stranger in Danville, where ou several occasions he has appeared be fore teachers and directors. He is a widely known and practical school man and under his supervision the schools of WiJliamsport have attained a prominence that makes them second to none in the State. The program will probably show some special feat ures in the form of elocution, which may come on about Thursday The music of the institute will be iu the hands of Professor Dieffenbach er, of the local high school, and will be a strong feature. 11 OF EXII Sill From errand boy to governor of the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is an advancement iu life that comes to but few meu, aud the friends and neighbors of Edwin 8. Stuart have not tired of showering him with con gratulations since the result of last Tuesday's election became kuowu. Aside from this reason for congratula tion is found in the fact that when he is inducted into his high oflftre early in the coming year Mr. Stuart will enjoy the distinction of being the first native bom Philadelphia!! the governorship in many years. . • >» H 1 tUWIN S STUART The life story uf tho man who will inJJanuary become chief executive of Pennsylvania is in iuau> respects sim ilar to that of many other citizens who have risen from the most humble of circumstances to become managers ami owners of important business establish ments through their own unaided ef forts. Starting life as au errand boy in Leaiy's old book store in Philadel phia at the early age of 18 years, this rise from that lowly position through successive stages until he became a member of the firm, owning the store the floors of which he used to sweep cleau after the day's business was end ed, was a rapid one. All the wliile that he was gaining knowledge of the business his cheery disposition and rugged honesty were making for him friends of men in the higher walks of life both politically and socially,with whom he was continually brought in contact. These influential friends lat er elected him president of the Union League, of Philadelphia, which posi tion of honor he occupies at the pres ent time. His political affiliations earned for hiui a seat in the Philadel phia select council, aud later he be came the mayor of tiis native city. Now that the election is over, Mr. Stuart takes his latest honor just as calmly and coolly as he did the lesser ones which preceded it. He is mora than ever the friend of the neighbors of his South Broad street home, aud has not changed one iota from his usual genial self, nor is he one bit less ap proachable than in the past. DEVOTED TO IIISfHOME. Ex-Mayor Stuart is pre eminently a lover of home life and home comforts, lie has devoted much time aud atten tion to securing articles of beauty for his resideuce at No. 1538 South Broad street, Philadelphia, over which his sister, Miss Cora A. Stuart, Yas ruled since the death of his mother somp years ago. Having never married, ho, after the death of his parents, took as far as possible their place to his youug or brothers and sisters, who even now look up to him as their best friend and counsellor. These brothers aud sisters were uot at all anxious that ho should make the campaign through which he has just successfully passed, aud now that he is elected aud will have to move to Harrisburg, the prospect of giviug up his comfortable home iu Philadelphia and leaviug the friends for whom he has the most affection is not entirely pleating to him, although lie appreciates the liouor the people of the State have done him. In Hpeakiug of the rotning change of resilience Mayor Stnart Haiti: "My winters are not anxious to make the change, but I suppose, ot' course, we will have to move to Why, we have just gotten Iwoveii iu from our summer quarters at Qj*k Lane, and we have hardly had our house fixed up for the winter." AIMS AT QUIISI LIFE. Asked if he expects to do much eu- ; turtaiuiuK in a social way at Harris- ' burg, the next governor replied : "I dou't think that we will have to 30 about much. I nojw not. It seems to me that a governor <*au, it he chooses, live a quiet retired l;f«. Any how, that is whar I am to try to do. Of course 1 don't mean to b«» a hermit,but big fuuctions dou't appeal to me, and when possible, I most live ly will avoid them ' Speaking of the iiaudsome aud valu able collection of books which he has u his home library, he said: "Although 1 sell books, I am not ! particularly literary in my tastes. My library is made up largely of the works of standard authors aud refer- I euce books. My library at the store is a valuable one, but would not be of , interest to most people because nearly | every book in it is a wora on books themselves. Just now, however, I have no time for reading, as it will be all ' that I can do to catch up with my cor respondence before leaving for a short rest at some quiet poiut the latter part of next woek. I have some 10,000 let- I ters from friends aud well-wishers to > reply to, which in itself,l assure you, is no little task. I expect now to an- i swer these letters myself, so you can j see that I will bo very busy for some ; days to come. Many of these notes are J from men whom I have known all my 1 life,and they have given me the great* I et oleasure." DAILY ROUTINE OF LIFE. While speaking Mayor Stuart was sitting before his big rolltop desk in j his library,preparing to delve into his mass of correspondence without loss | of time. His daily routine of life, which lias been very much disturbed since the opeuing of the campaign is, under ordinary circumstances, as reg ular as clock .York. Rising promptly at 7 o'clock each morniug, he hreakta ts with the other members of the family at 7:80. After breakfast, disdaining carriages an 1 trolley cars, he daily walks up South Broad street to the Union League and later to his Ninth street store. Street urchins, who through long custom, have grown to know his large slightly-stooped figure as he takes his moruiug walk from his home, do not hesitate to call as he passes them, "There goes the gover nor," certain that they will recevie iu return a bright smile of recognition. The mayor, as he is host known to his friends around the League, is no fair weather pedestriau. Haiti or >'iine, lie does not deviate from ! i.••torn t walking uptown tn iu-.. s. iug elected president 'I tit I moii League he has made a pra tu ■ al ways stopping there for a short time each morning iu order totrinsaci >u >i business ot the club as is r:*<|iiir« «l •! him because of his ullu ia! p.iswi.m. i His next stop is at a barber si., pon Thirteenth street, win It!.<• bt> pa j rronizel for the pj<i .: \i-ui>-five ; years. After his shave he goes at ouce to work in his little cub ;by hole of an office at tin- rear of his | store. His brother, William II Stu;»r», » m the most active member of the p-trf j uership and attends to most ot' the j business connected with the Old H- -k Store, the fame ot which has -pn -ad all over the country. While tl e jum- r member of the firm looks after the • tails of the store Ins brother de.otos much of his time and attention to his duties as a member of the board of city trusts and to his work as chair man of the fiuauce committee of that blard. An evideuce of the care with which lie performs his duties in v n uectiou with this work is t!i«* fact that because of several important 1 meetings whioli will be held this week Mr. Stuart will remaiu in the city, doferiug a much needed rest un til this duty is entirely disposed of. After spending the morning at the store the goveruor-olect regularly at 1 o'clock, makes a visit to the Union League, where he lunches with friends. ; After that, if there is no board meet ing, he returns to the store, where he remains until sin the evening. At that hour he returns to his home, sel dom leaving it iu the evening unless I called out by business matters. FISHING HIS RECKEATION. J Ex-Mayor Stuart's one recreation is fishing. He is an ardent follower of Isaak Walton,and will spend an entire day aloug a trout stream,satisfied with an occasional catch. Deep-sea fishing is also oue of his pastimes, and for many years he has spent a part of each summer at Asbury Park, where he has quite a reputation as a fisherman. This year, however the family chang ed their summering place and spent the hot months at Oak Lane, near Philadelphia. In Mr. Stuart's political career he has never been defeated for any oftb-e for which he sought election He took au interest in politics early in life, but it was not until the Garfield camp aign of 1880 that he took any active part. He joined the Young Republi cans, who were organized that year as a marching club, with headquarters at the southeast coruer of Tenth aud Walnut streets. He was appointed quartermaster of the club, his duties bieng those of treasurer. He was later elected president, and continued the head of the club uut.il elected mayor in 1891. Iu 1884 the State league of Republi can clubs was organized aud at the first couveutiou, held iu Lancaster, be was elocted its president. Ho served in that capacity for many years. Iu 1886 he was elected to the Philadelphia select couucil from the Twenty-sixth ward. At that time James McManes and William R. Leeds, both Republi- ( can bosses, were opposed to Mr. Stuart ' but he was elected by the largest maj- 112 ority ever giveu a councilman iu tiie t ward. Iu 1891 he was elected mayor i Jjy the largest majority ever giveu a s mayor of Philadelphia up to that s time. After his retirement from office c he was tendered a dinner by many 1 prominent residents,at which speeches were made eudorsing his administra tion. In JK9O the board of judges ap pointed him a member of the board of city trusts. 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