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VOLUME 78. in ran; iiiii A joint session of hospital trustees and a committee of council was held iu this city Saturday afternoon to fur ther consider the proposition to enlist the State In the movement tc pipe and All up the oanal from the hospital to and through the borough. Hon. James Foster of this city, W. F. Shay, of Watsontowu. and G. R. VauAleu, of Northumberlaud, trustees of the hospital for the insane, were present along with George B. Jacobs, Amos Vastiue and Dr. Jno. Sweisfort, the speoial committee of council, ap pointed to act iu the matter.Dr. H. B. Meredith, superiuteudeut of the hos pital for the insane,and attorney Hon. R. S. Ammermau, were also present at the meeting. The above matter was first introduc ed at the last meetiug of council when the committee named above was ap pointed. U is scarcely a secret, how ever, that the trustees of the hospital are the prime movers and when the lunacy commission was here last week, in furtherance of the matter, they presented a petition to that body revealing that the borough council is in sympathy with the proposition and stands willing to co-operate. The joint meeting Saturday, follow ing so early, showed that those back of the movement aro determined to im prove every moment of time. The meeting was not open to the public, and just how much was accomplished can not be stated here. It is hinted that the proposition has taken altogether another form from what was first understood by the pub lic and that, if the State can be en listed, the present system of disposing of the sewage on the hospital grounds will be abandoned aud a sewer con structed in the bottom of the canal to connect with the borough sewer at the aqueduct below Mill street- It is well known that the operation of the sew age plant at the hospital is burden gomo and expensive, necessitating an expenditure of several thousand dol lars per year; also that the sewage as distributed over the farm, instead of proving a benefit on the whole, is re garded as a detriment to the laud. It no doubt could be demonstrated that the State would effect a saving by constructing a sewer iu the canal as proposed above, provided that the con sent of the D. L. & W. railway com pany aud the boiough of Danville could bo obtained. No opposition is apprehended from the railroad coui panv, while so far as the borough is concerned it would be amply compens ated if property owners were permit ted to counect with the sewer as a part of the borough system. Ovor and above all is the additional advantage of gottiug rid of the old canal, for the petition as presented to the lunacy commission calls for a "piping aud filling up of the bed" of the abandon ed waterway. ~ I School Board Meeting. Tlio prevalence of sickness in the borough was illustrated by the truant officer's report presented at the meet ing of the school board Monday night, which revealed that 285 pupils are de tallied from school by illness. During the mouth there were 12 truants on the list; 22 pupils were de tained at home through want of shoes. Twenty notices were sent out. On motion of Mr. daring it was ordered that the building and repair committeo be instructed to inquire in to the feasibility of installing drink ing fountains in the school buildings. This grew out of a discussion as to the danger of infection during preval ence of diphtheria and other infectious diseases. Dr. Harpel presented a petition from the teachers asking for a considera tion of an increase of salary. The matter was discussed at length, when it developed that the lack of funds would not warrant an increase of sal aries at this time. On motion the peti tion was laid on the table. Secretary Ortli reported that he had purchased two formaldehyde regener ators with two dozen 8-ounce jars, pursuant to actiou taken at last meet ing. Treasurer Schrain presented a state ment of fluauces to date, which showed a cash halauce on hand of fit, 899. <lB. The following members were pres ent: Burns, l'ursel, Lutz, Heisß, Fischer, Trumbower, Swarts, Ortli, Hariug, Fish, Groue and Harpel. The following hills were approved for payment: Trumbower & Werkheiser #IO.OO Danville Stove Mfg. Oo .80 U. L. Gordy 9 94 Adams Express Co 1.0(1 Standard Gas Co 2.91 P. A. Bitter 2.60 O. H. Schmid 13.45 Haughtcn, Mifflin Co 18.2 C Y. M. C. A. vs. Shamokin H. S. The Y. M. C. A. team will line uf in its opening home game against tlx strong Shamokiu High School Team, Friday night, January 18th at Armiiri Hall. Danville's line-up will be as fol lows: Peters, Captain; Wellivcr, Ed mondson, Roberts, Kane and Lenigor A fast clean game may be expected Admission 25 cents. At Joseph Rattl Hospital. May, the daughter of John Patton Lower Mulberry street,has been takei to the Joseph Ratti hospital at Blooms bug, suffering with typhoid fever. FAIR FEESER IN A RUNAWAY Kev. Father A. M. Feeser of the Holy Family couveut, and Adam W. Mayau of this oity figured iu a most thrilling runaway Sunday,being drag ged in an overturned vehicle and left by the wayside at the foot of a long hill covered with a mass of wreckage, while the horses, entirely released, galloped out of, sight. Rev. Father Feeser holds services iu the Catholic church at Exchange ev ery two weeks. On Suuday moruing, acoompauied by Mr. Mayau, he left Danville about 8 o'clock for Exchange. They had a two seated carriage, hired at oue of our livery stables. The liv-_ eryman sent a driver along with the team, who occupied the front seat. All went well until they reached the top of the second hill this side of Mos er's hotel, in Valley township, where the horses took fright at a traction engine standing in the field about twenty feet from the road. Ahead lay a long steep hill and down this the horses pluuged at a breakuock pace. The driver after a futile effort to check the team called upon Mr. Mayan to assist. Glad to render assistance Mr. Mayan stood up behind and seizing the lines along with the driver began tugging at them with all his might and main. The united strength of the two men was inadequate to control the horses As the frantic team dashed down the highway past the residence of William Wiutersteen the runaway was witnessed by the family and is described as a positive thriller, while to the occupants, who knew that a short distance ahead lay another steep hill there were visions of terrible in jury and probable death. At some distauce below the Wiuter steen farm, however, there is a road which branches off toward Mooies burg. Something induced the horses instead of continuing on along the fre-. quently traveled road to turn the cor ner and head for Mooreshurg. By this time the carriage was badly shattered and in making the short turn oue of the wheels flew off, which caused the vehicle to upset, in whioh position with the occupauts inside it was drag ged some distance. There is no telling what the fate of the party would have been, had not the swingle tree broke at that juncture, which enabled the horses to break loose from the wagon. By the time the men could think at all they found themselves lying by the roadside eutangled in the wreckage aud crawled out iu time to see the runaway horses disappearing iu the distance. Relief had come so suddenly as the result of such a thrilling climax aud as the men realized that none were hurt they could not but laugh at the way iu which the> were all three de posited by the roadside. Mr. Wintersteeu came to the rescue and hitching up drove Father Feeser and Adam Mayan to Exchange where church services were held as usual. The driver went in search of the horses which were caught near Mooresburg. Repairs of Chambers Street. Several of the streets of the borough are known to be in a notoriously bad condition, a fact whioli has frequently 'been descanted upon in these columns. It was hardly expected, however, that the matter would be carried to court. Our borough council is fully aware of the conditions and the fact must be admitted that, taking recent action as a criterion, our borough fathers show a willingness not only to place re pairs where needed, but to enter upon street improvements on a large scale. That the conucilmen were consider ably jarred, therefore, Monday morn ing, when the constable of the fourth ward reported Chambers street to court goes without saying. Evidently tlio residents of Welsh hill have a grievance. The road as described to the court is certainly bad enough and the ouly inference is that the section of town embraced boing somewhat remote from business cent ers was lost sight of and what was originally a bail sectiou of roadway was permitted togo from bad to worse until it became impassable. Now that the matter is in the liauds of the district attorney it is safe to say that repairs will be made forth- I with. President McCrea's Special Train. James McCrea, the new president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, passed through South Danville last evening on his special train. The traiu came down the road,pass ing tne station abont 5:50 o'clock. It was what is known as the "president's train," and is an eopeciallv grand af- ! fair, consisting of three pullmaus and , a special locomotive, No. 987. The traiu stopped at South Danville ouly long euough to take orders. There was a general crauing of necks about the Btation to catch a glimpse of the new president among the small com pany of people in the rear car. Sever al were successful and feel Bure that they identified Mr. McCrea. The president's train generally passes over every division of the great system at least once every year, on a tour of inspection. Burglars in Midway. Burglars broke into Aoheubach aud Moore's midway at Bloomsburg Mou day night aud secured two Winchester rifles aud some cigars before they were frightened away. Thanks to our efficient police force, tramps are scarce in Danville. •njEDOKD BUT TO TBUTH, TO LIBJtKTT AH® LAW—WO FAVOR SWATS UB AM HO I*4l —AT* AW*' DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY ?8, 1907. SILL BOY KILLED BY CARS Levau Alderman, the young son of Mr. an! Mrs. Frank Alderman, Vine street, was killed, Tuesday afternoon, on the Philadelphia and Reading tracks, iu this city, while trying to board a swiftly moving freight train, his body being fonnd later by the crew of a switcher. The tragic accident occurred shortly after 3 o'clqck, aud quickly drew a large crowd to the scene of the catas trophe. ifoung Alderman, who was aged 9 years, had been dismissed from school early owing to a teachers'grade meeting. In company with several companions, among whom were Ar thur Rockafeller aud Herman Dens berger, boys of about his owu age, he was playing about the P. & R tracks at Hickory alley, between Hemlock aud Little Ash streets. There is no oue who saw the sad ac cideut, but several people saw the lit tle fellow just before he met his death. Harry Morrall who lives nearby, saw the boys playing about the tracks aud Mrs. David Henry saw the lad as he boarded the cars that caused his death. Mrs. Henry was sewing at a window from which the tracks were iu plain viow. She was paying no attention to the boys playing outside, but as she happened to glauco up at one time she saw young Alderman board a freight train that was going in the direction of West Miltou. The crew of the freight on which the boy was killed evidently did not know anything of the accident,as they proceeded on their way. Several min utes later, however, the Danville switcher came along the road at this psiut, seeing the inanimate form ly iug between the rails, stopped the eu giue. The boy was caiefully moved to oue side. He lived for about twenty min utes after the crew of the pusher ar rived on the scene. Alderman was the only one of the trio of boys who got on the freight, as it was goiug too fast for the others to board. Wheu the body was found it was lying between the tracks, only about 80 feet from where Mrs. Henry had seen him get aboard. He had evid oully onttou an « l.old *l-0 swiftly moving car that he was jolted off almost immediately. The boy's body was terribly bruised auo cut. His worst injuries were about the upper part of his body, his left arm and head seeming to have re ceived the brunt of the injuries. The whole left sido of his head was ground aud cut to pieces. Levau Alderman,was the son of Mr. aud Mrs. Frank Alderman, who have resided on Vine street, this oity, for about two years, having moved here from Ardmore. Mr. Alderman was formerly in the employ of the Welliv er Hardware compauy as travelling salesman, aud now represents a Phila delphia hardware firm, aud is at pre seut out on a trip. The mother of the boy is just recovering from an illness, aud was prostrated with grief when told of the death of her sou. The dead lad is survived, beside his parents, by a sister who is 11 years of ago and by a brother, Samuel, aged 3 years. Levau was in the third school, attending the fourth ward. George Spaide Passes Away. A telegram reached this city yester day afternoon conveying news of the death of George Spaide, which occur red at No. 1830 Gladstone street, Phil adelphia, yesterday morning. The deceased was nearly a life-long resident of this city,removing to Phil adelphia abo&t threo months ago. For a period of thirty-three years the de ceased was janitor at St. Paul's M. E. church, this city, and was known by nearly every person in town. Ho was a kindly industrious man, faithful to every trust committed to his care. The deceased was sixty nine years of age, and is survived by his wife, two sons, Emerson, of Suubury, and Alviu of Philadelphia,and one daugh ter, Annie (Mrs. Henry Trotter) until recently of this city. For many years of his life the de coaßod was afflicted with asthma, which seems to have been the cause of death. During two weeks past he was couflued to his bed. The body will be brought to this city for burial,but the funeral arrangements have not as yet been made known. Court Adjourned Until Saturday. | 112 Court adjourned at 3 o'clock yester day afteruoou until 3 o'clock Saturday ' afteruoou, wheu argument will be held ] ou the motiou for a uew trial iu the case of Commouwealth vs. William E. Peusyl. The grand jurors completed their work about three o'clock Tuesday af- j teruoou aud about the same hour yes terday the traverse jurors weie dis charged. There was a great deal of important business before the court, ! but it must be admitted that Judge | Evans cleaned up things in record breakiug style. Judge Evans' course iu disposing of [ the several cases is geuerally approv j ed. The sentences imposed, while not : undulv severe, show that he iuteuds to see to it that justice is done in all cases. ' Associate Judge L. W. Welliver is a new figure on the bench, but he main tained his seat at the left hand side of the presiding judge with becoming 1 dignity and was faithfully at his post. COUNTY AUDITORS COMPLETE IRK The county auditors have completed their labors and the county statement will be printed iu the weekly papers in February. The total receipts for the past year were $36,857.39, which includes a bal. auce of $1480.60 on hand ut last settle ment. Of this $9605.08 was from hotel and other licenses. The total paid out on county orders was $23,684.95. The court expenses aud Common wealth costs amounted to $4353.11,and inoluded jurors' pay, district attorney fees, etc. Fees connected with the sheriff's office amounted to $1012.86. Under the head of county commis sioners, auditors, jury commissioners, and county solicitor, $2018.16 was paid out. Election expenses for the year amounted to sl2lO 87. Assessors' pay ran up to $1370.50. The latter includes the triennial as sessment, which cost $526. Under the head of bridge and road expenses $1776.37 was paid out. Iu this amount is included four township bridges. There was $27 expended ou the new bridge as incidentals. It cost sl9 to take down the ferry cable. The court house'expenditures amount ed to $2228.93. Iu this is iucluded the item of $>21.62 paid S. W. Armes for paintiug the courthouse. The uew balustrade aud sheeting the balcony with lead cost $252.09. The new lav atory complete ran up to $385. Re pairing the heaters cost $112.25. The balance of $2228.90 is made up of cur rent aud incidental expouses, blauk books, coal, gas, etc. The expenditure at the county jail amounted to $461.53. Included in this are fuel,gas, clothing, bedding, medi cal attendance aud general repairs. Under the head of miscellaneous items, which amounts to $8606.57, comes the support of convicts, re demption of couuty bonds, burial of soldiers, conuty teachers'institute aud all other items of expense not enume rated in other columns. The fiuaucial statement of assets and lintiillMOO tko U..kU(Ho. 1- cess of the assets to be $5884.26. This comprises a reduction of $2500 from last year, which is an excellent show ing considering the improvements made during last year. If notliiug unforeseen occurs Mou tour couuty will be out of debt iuside of two years. The tax rate for 1907 will remain the same as last year— mills. Boy Drowned in River. The 5-years-old son of P. J. Karsh ner, of Nescopeck, last night fell from the Berwick-Nescopeck bridge and was drowned. It is doubtful if his body will ever be recovered. The boy, with his older sister, had been visiting friends in Miffliuville yesterday, and got into Berwick on their return last night about ten o'clock. They were making their way home across the bridge when the little boy took I) is fatal plttuge. £The Berwick-Nescopeck bridge, in ite incomplete condition, is uusafe to traverse except for a grown person. Two planks, running lengthwise, and about 10 inches apart, have been laid for the benefit of the Nescopeck work men who are employed iu Berwick. On either side of the boardwalk is a clear fall to the river. Ahead of the Karshner children was a man with a lantern. The girl was carrying a basket in one hand, and guiding the little boy with the other. The little fellow insisted that his sister let goof his hand. Iu some way he missed his foot ing on the narrow walk, and fell into the river. He fell into the Berwick rapids, which is the worst part of the river at that point. With the river iu its pre sent swollen condition it is extremely doubtful if his body will ever be found. Over the Line and Harried. Clarence Cotner, of Grovnuia.a well known and popular young man who holds the responsible position of relief operator on the D L. & W. railroad, aud Miss Clara Herman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Herman, of Frosty valley, who formerly resided on West Mahoning street,this city, wore quiet ly married iu Binghamtou.New York, on January 10th , by Rev. Phillips. The affairjwas conducted with mnch secrecy, not even the immediate fam ilies of the contracting parties being apprised The bride's parents and friends thought that she was visitiug friends iu Berwick while the groom was supposed to be busily engaged following his vocation at Kingston. Turkey Supper at Qrovania. The following party of men enjoyed a turkey supper last evening at Stonge's hotel at Grovauia. W. Kasn West, Ja cob H. Cole, Henry Divel. Frank Jameson. Harry Ellenbogen, George Youngman, W. Fred Jacobs, Jno. K. Jaoobs, I. 0. Lee, Henry Horner, A. L. Voris. Funeral of Levan Alderman. The funeral of Levan Alderman, whose tragic death occurred on the P. & R. tracks, Tuesday afternoon, will take place Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence on Viue street. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. BOROUGH SCHOOLS WILL BOIL WATER Beginning with today the pupils of the first ward schools will be furnish ed boiled water for drinking purposes, [ it being a precaution deemed advis able owing to the prevalence of ty piioid fever in'up-the-river towns, the sewage of which finds its way into the North branch. For some time past, not ouly the teachers but the pupils'also have beou much averse to drinking *water drawn froui the faucets in the school build ings. The warning communication from Health Commissioner Dr. Dixon printed in these columns last week had the effect of making people more cautjous, but oven prior to that many families were boiling all the water used for drinking and the children, in stead of using unboiled water at school provided themselves with the boiled article,bringing it from home in bottles or other vessels. At there is a general sentiment throughout the bor ough in favor of boiling the water. Ouo of our leading physicians recent ly remarked that in his own household he made it a practice of having all tiie water boiled that is used for drinking and that he had done so for a year or more past. The necessity of having drinkiug water furnished the pupils in school sterilizo.l by boiling has on several oc casions receutly been brought to the atteutiou of the school board by citi zeu*. In response to this growing j seutimeut the matter was brouuht up ! at the last meet ing Monday night aud. although the subject was fully dis cussed, 110 action was taken. Since then, it would seem that the board has seen the necessity of having the water boiled for the schools. Yes terday Borough Superintendent Gordy was instructed by the president of the baard to proceed at once to make ar- raugenionts for boiling water in all the school buildings of the borough. As the result of plans immediately set ou foot the pupils of the first ward schools will have boiled water today. A large gas plate was installed in the cellar of the school building last night. Ou this it wasplauued to place a wash boiler, iu wliiob the water day will be prepared the afternoon be fore and allowed to cool over night. Iu the second aud third wards the gas has uot beeu placed in the sohool buildiugs, but pipes will be laid im mediately and all counection will be completed iu a dav or so, when the gas plate aud wash boiler will be brought into requisition. By next Monday at tho farthest the pupils will have boiled water in oacli of the wards. Iu the fourth ward gas has not yet beeu brought near the building aud iu lieu of the gas plate there a coal oil stovo will he iustalled. Death of Thomas Kidd. Thomas Kidd, formerly employed as | master mechanic at different times in four of Danville's iron mills,died yes- j terday at noon at his home in Pliila-. delphia after having sustained a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago. Thomas Kidtl was one of the most skilled meu iu his busiuess, and had had experience that oovered a wide field of labor. He came to Danville iu 1883 from Bethlehem, where he oc cupied the position of master mechanic at the Bethlehem steel works Iu this j city he filled the positiou of master | mechanic first with the Montour Iron j & Steel company (now tlie Reading), j then with W. C. Frick at the machine | shops of the Mahoning Rolling Mill J company,then for Howe and Polk and i just before leaving Dauville he was master mechanic at the North Branch. | He left this city iu 1898. Mr. Kidd was born in Liverpool, England, aud came to this country during the civil war, enlisting iu the navy, and fighting with the Union throughout the war. Ho was 68 years of age the 9th, of last August. He is survived by his wifo.Mrs. Sarah Kidd, and the following sous aud daughters: Thomas, of Danville; Joseph, of Leb anon; John W., of Miltou; Dr. Alex ander, of West Newton ; Laura (Mrs. William Hall), of Philadelphia, aud Elizabeth, who resides at the home in Philadelphia. I The remains will Se brought to Dau j ville for burial. Broken Rail Discovered. | A broken rail on the D. L. & W. ' j tracks at the grouuds of the hospital I for the insane, was discovered at a ' most opportnue time yesterday morn ing. I When the rail, which the cold weath er had no donbt caused to snap, was discovered, word was at once sent to the hospital, from where the informa tion was commnuicated to the D. L 1 & W. station by 'phone. The 10:19 \ passenger was about due,aud made its way over the broken rail at very low speed. Later yesterday the break was repaired. Date Changed. It has been made necessary to change the date aud the place of meeting for the third annual meeting of the school directors' association of Montour coun ty from Wednesday. Jauuary 23rd , at the courthouse, to Friday, Jauuary 23th., in the Y. M. O. A. auditorium. The change was made necessary by the fact that Dr. N. C. Schaeffer,State superintendent of public instruction, who is scheduled for two addresses at the meetiug, had conflicting engage ments for Wednesday the 23rd. IP LIFTERS GET ONE YEN Elizabeth Krebs aud Laura Harr.the two women arrested in this city for shop lifting about a mouth ago were sentenced by Judge Evans Monday, each to one year's imprisonment in j the county jail aud are already be , hind the bars. The case, which came up for tho last tiling, Monday, was nothing short of sensational audit in ! jccted into the prosaic proceedings of the afternoon a vast deal of spice aud a color of pathos. The women pleaded guilty and ou what ground they could hope to es cape, if justice were, done, is not clear. Yet the sentence fell like a thunder bolt uot only on the women, but also on tho attorneys interested, those for tlie prosecution as well as for the de fense. All plans were" laid to bring about tho utmost clemency and no one seemed to have any doubt but that the plans would succeed. It was nearly five o'clock when the court's attention was called to the fact that the two lady defendants were on hand aud Judge Evans was begged 11 take the matter up to the end that the case might be disposed of without any further in ;onveuience. It was ex plained that the two women bad plead ed guilty and ail that remained was to hear a plea for clemency. Judge Evans, however, refused to dispose of the case without hearing evidence aud demanded that the pros ecutors be brought into court to tes tify. Tho case of Commonwealth vs. Richard McCormick was resumed un til the merchants from whose stores gools had been stoleu by the women appeared when the court ordered the heariug of testiniouy suspended aud took up the shoplitters' case. S. Loweustein, Abram Rosensteiu aud Fred Howe, as prosecutors, were in succession called to the staud, each identifying the women,describing the articles purloined, aud relating the oiroumstauces attending the theft. There were three in lictmeuts. Form er district attorney Ralph liisner then made a touching aud eloquent plea for the women. He did not deuy the mere theft, but said it was a remarkable criminal iutout, as the women merely took the articles from oue store aud left them iu another store. They made no effort to get away with the goods aud besides foil restitution had beeu made. It was a case, he said, that call ed for mercy. He believed that the ends of iustice would be subserved if seutence were suspended upon paymeut of costs. When lie concluded speaking Wil liam Kaso West, who represented the prosecution,arose and said that ho had no objections to urge against the ex ercise of clemency, even to the extent of suspending sentence. Ho even ad duced some reasons why mercy should be shown,one of them being that Mrs. Krebs is a married woman and is need ed in her home, her husband being a trusted employe of the Pennsylvania railroad company. District Attorney O. P. Gearhart then explained his position, which was not antagonistic to clemencv. Meauwhile Mrs. Krobs and Mrs. Harr occupied seals inside the bar. They were both tastefully dressed and looked well. It is true they bore a nervous jud anxious look, although it was pretty clear that they were satisfi ed with the drift affairs were taking. When the district attorney ceased speaking Judge Evans called the two defendants before him. It seemed a terrible ordeal for the j women. Judge Evans reminded them [ that they had pleaded guilty to larceny laud informed them that on the three iudictments he could send each to the penitentiary for nine years. He asked Mrs. Krebs how old she was and iu reply she said she was 34 years. Mrs. Harr irrreply to a similar question said she was 31 years of age. Judge Evans told tliem that he had no desire to be unduly severe, but that he could not suspeud sentence. Merchants must be protected and people who enter stores and !}teal goods must expect to pay the penalty. At this iuucture it became pretty evident that cleineucy would not oh tain to any extent aod significant glances were exchanged betweeu the attorneys interested,while Mrs. Krebs set np a bitter wail, which revealed that she saw in part what was coming. In a moment all doubt was removed, when Judge Evans sadi: "Laura Harr, the seutence of the court is that you pay the costs of pros ecution, a fine of $25, restore the goods that you stole auil undergo an impris onment in the county jail for a period of one year." Mrs. Harr ever since her humiliating arrest in all her trying ordeals has maintained her composure, but the seutence was too much for her and as she realized its dreadful import she began to weep quietly to herself. There were few who did not feel a pang of pity for the misguided woman. Then addressing Mrs. Krebs Jndge Evans pronounced the same sentence. When the dreadful words "oue year in the county jail" fell from his lips,the woman being sentenced fairly shriek ed in her dismay and grief. | The women were then delivered over I into the hands of the sheriff, but as : he had Richard UcOormick already on his hands, the police officers came to his assistance. Mrs. Krebs in her agony of grief became almost ungovernable. Seizing her husband in hor embrace she hung onto his shoulders hysteric ally, crying until she could be heard down stairs. Men, especially friends from Northumberlaud county, who had come up expecting to see the women released, were very much affected by the scene. It was some little time bo fore the two women could be gotten out of the courthouse and taken to Fort Williams, where they will so journ during the next yoar of their lives. George Gudalevick pleaded guilty to the larcency of coal from the P. & R. Railway compauy and was sentenc ed to undergo an imprisonment of thirty days in the county jail. MORNING SESSION- Court convened at 10 o'clock with his Honor Judge Evans and Associates Blee and Welliver on the bench. The list of travers jurors was called, after which Elijah Bell. O. Q. Garrison, Rudolph Ritter and W. B. Startzell were excused. The list of grand jurors was next called, after which O. J. Deighmiller was appointed foreman and the whole body was sworn. The list of constables was called aud these presented tlieii reports. Charles M. Hollabaugh, of Derry towuship, reported both the Milton and the State road bridge iu bad couditiou, the de fect occurring at tho eutrance, which endangers travelling. The court dir ected the distriot attorney to take the matter up with tho township supervis ors, explaining that if they failed to act they would be liable to be indict ed. Benjamin F. Cook of the fourth ward of Danville reported Chambers street iu a bad condition and unfit, to he travelled at a certain point, which he named. The district attorney was directed to take this matter np with the borough council. William D. Bird was appointed tip staff to wait upon the grand jury aud Charles M. Hollohaugh, tip staff to wait upon the court. Judge Evaus addressed the grand jury »t length, especially emphasizing the necessity of maintaining secrecy to the end that they might be shielded from adverse criticism aud thus be more encouraged to act with freedom aud impartiality in their delibera tions. The lifet of civil cases was called wheu it was decided that the suit of Hugh McCaffrey against the Danville anri Rinnmftbnro- JSfcPflfltL K»u l wav com - pauy for damages should be coutinu ed, owing to the abseuce of James Scarlet, attornev for the defendant, who is attending court in Wilkes- Barre. The two cases of Simon Fleishman vs. Paul P. Sweutek, which have been drugging along for many terms past, were ordered for trial. William Kttse West, of couusel for defendant, made an urgent appeal for further continu ance, explaining that his colleague, Hon. Fred Ikeler, had sent word that ho could not be present this term. Hon. 11. M. Iliuckley and Edward S. Gearhart, attorneys for the plaintiff, vigorously opposed continuance, ex plaining that tiieir client had come all the way from Pittsburg and that this was the second time that he had made the trip. To continue the case again and reuder the long journey fruitless Judge Hinckley declared would bo unjust. The court took this view and ordered the case to be tried. Involved in this case is a large stock of dry goods, which fur many years past has been stored in the sheriff's office. A good bit of interest attaches to the case. Judge Evans granted two divorces Moudav. One of these was the case of Sarah C. Wiutersteeu vs. W. J. Wiutersteeu and the other of John Fern vs. Lucv Estella Fern. Joseph H. Coons, Joseph Hageu buch, Robert Adams, D. C. P. Gear hart, Michael Breckbill aud Charles H. Heilmau were appointed on a jury to inquire judicially in the mental condition of John Bogurt, a patient at the hospital for the insane. The jury sat at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The proceedings were rendered neces sary in order to secure the appoint ment of a committee to receive bene fits due from a lodge to which the patient belongs. • At 11:45 o'clock the graud jury re turned a true bill in the case of Com monwealth vs. Riohard McCormick. The defendant was immediately brought down from jail aud a jury called into the box. McCormick being without counsel Charles V. Amerman was appoiuted by the court to defend him. At 12 :45 o'clock court adjourned, j Judge Evaus auuounced that out of re spect for the memory of former As sociate Judge W. K. Hollow-ay, whose funeral took place at 2 p. m., court would not roeouvene for the afternoon session until 8 o'clock. AFTERNOON SESSION. Upon reconvening in the afternoon the hearing of testimony began in the case of Commonwealth vs. Richard McOormick, the charge being imper sonating au officer and extorting mon ey and valuables. Our readers are pretty familiar with the facts of this case, the details, as brought out at the hearing having been printed in these columns at the time. On the evening April J.Ammon Weller, accompanied by Solon Boyer, Ira Hughes and Orris Cherry, farmor boys of Union Ooruer, came over to Danville and became intoxicated. Weller is 19 years of age; Boyer is 17, while Cherry is older. I Amnion Weller was called as the first wituess Others who testified were Orris Cherry, Solon Boyer and Ira Hughes. Chief of Police Miuco- NUMItER 10 moyer, Officer Voris,Joseph Beokwlth aud Mrs. Mary Beckwith. The erld -1 euco went to show that Weller, Boyer and Hughes, upon leaving the Rail road house, where they had been driuking, were accosted by Richard McCorniick and another who repre sented themselves as police officers and threatened to lock them up unleu they paid a fine; also that Weller who possessed an openfaced gold-filled watch with double chain, bearing » red stone charm in the torrn of a wo man's head, was robbed of the time pieoe while in the hands of the defend ant and others that night. Joseph Beckmau and.his wite, with whom McCormick boarded,stated that the latter came home about half past three o'clock, Sunday morning, April Bth. He seemed exoited and ill at ease | and latter in the morning explained ! that he had better leave, as he was in I dauger of arrest. At the same time Mr. and Mrs. Beckman detected a watcli in McCormick's possession, which corresponded to the description of the one stolen from Weller. Richard McCormick was placed on the stand. He denied that he had im personated an officer, but said himself and companion found the farmer boys outside the hotel badly intoxicated and they merely undertook to assist the boys over the bridge homeward He accounted for haviug the watch in his possession by stating that he bought the watch of a stranger at the D. L. & W. station about half past ten o'clock on Saturday night April 7. Want a Trolley. Editor Intelligencer : Sir :—lt seems that an individual or a community no sooner attains one long sought for improvement,than the desire comes to reach another still higher plane. Attainment only awak ens other aud greater ambitions. It is thus that we justify ourselvee here in Washiugtonville, Mr. Editor, for disiriug to possess an improve ment, the thoughts of which are just now occupying the minds of many of the people in this vicinity— we want an electric railway. Pretty big desire isn't it? But why shouldn't we have it? Washiugtonville is an up-to-date little town in many other respects. It has its business ac tivities aud pleasure resorts. It is the center of the new people's telephona system; it has Billmeyer's celebrated park aud the widelv known Blue Snrimrw /arm U7—- center of attraction of picnickers for a large section. Yes, it would be a grand sight to witness a trolley car making its way through Washingtonville. The benefit* to bo derived by the residents of Washingtonville and the people of the surrounding country would be many and groat. It would bring the com munity of Washingtonville into easy distauce of the county seat, where the trading is done. It is to be earnestly hoped that the business people as well as the com munity at largo will urge the good work along,to the end that before 1907 rolls around Washingtonville may have the convenience that her neigh boring towns enjoy. WASHINGTONVILLE. Slippers Tlade of human Skin. A pair of house slippers made out of a man's dermis and epidermis— to be more plain,made fmm skin taken from the body of a man. The very thought makes creepy graveyard chills ripple up your spinal column causing an an canny ghastly sensation. But never theless this is true and a Sunbury man is the possessor of these very same slippers, which the members of hie family will not allow him to wear around the house, forcing him to keep them locked in his room and to carry an insurance policy against nightly visitations of gltosts. There is an in teresting story connected with the slippers, as follows: Several years ago a railroad man was killed while at work near Wil liamsport. None of ilis relatives conld be located and as no friends came for ward to claim the body and give him a decent, burial the body rn some man ner reached a hospital in the northern part of this State where it was dissect ed. One of the doctors at the hospital was interested in a tannery and ee curing the skin from the man's body he sent it to the tannery and had it tauned. It was then taken to a Muncy shoemaker who made from it several pairs of slippers and a number of pock et books and tobacco pouches. The shoemaker displayed these goods at hii place of business and told from what they had been made. . As a result the good people of Muncy were so horrifl ; ed that the shoemaker was boycotted and he was* forced to leave the town. Just at this time the Spanish-Ameri can war had started and he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving through the war as an orderly to Rear | Admiral Bob Evans. Some time after the close of the war he took sick and died but before ti is death he presented i a pair of the slippers to his cousin and it is this cousin who now resides in Sunbury aud who still lias the slip pers. Iu appearance the slippers are of a saffron color and are very soft and pliable. In telling of the Blippers the owner stated to a newspaper repres entative that he had refused an offer of one hundred and fifty dollars for them. The high school boys of Meadvllle got to playing billiarde and rolling ten pins far into the night, and as a result the graduating class failed on examination and now the police are after all the biltard balls and bowling alley owners.