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VOLUME 78 CRiC AWARDED 10 IB' IS The contract for furnishing and set ting fch® curbing for the Nortli Mill street paving job was awarded to T. L. Evans' Sons at a regular meeting of the borough council Fridyv night. There were three bidders —T. L Evans' Sons, D. J. Rogers and the Wilkes-Barre Construction company. T. L. Evans' Sons bid for Pennsyl vania blue stone at seventy-one ceuts per lineal foot with octagonal corners at $5.50 each. D. J. Rogers' bid provided for straight curb, quarry Htonecat,for fclio sum of eighty-five cents perliueal foot all rouud corners at eight dollars each. The Wilkes-Barre construction com pany's bid called for stone curb in ac oordauce with specifications at eighty five cents per lineal foot for straight curb aud two dollars for curved curb. On motion of Mr. Vastine it was ordered that the contract for curbing and headers in Wyoming blua stone be awarded to T. L. Evaus' Sons. Another delegation of citizens from the fourth ward was present at the meeting of couucil last night to fur ther protest aga ; nst the vacating of the Cross street crossing by the P. & R. railway company. William Kase West, Esq., presented the matter ou behalf of the residents. Mr. West was emphatic iu his demaid that the resi dents north of the P. & R. railway be given some bettor aud more conveni ent way of getting across the track than is afforded by the undergrade crossing. He advised that until A street be formally accepted from the Danville aud Bloomsburg trolley com pany couucil require the P. & R. railway company to maintain a cross ing at Cross street. On motion of Mr. Jacobs it was ord ered that the clerk address a com munication to the P. & R. railway compauv requesting it to open the crossing on Cross street aud also to keep the Railroad street crossing open. Ou motiou the borough couucil ac cepted an invitation from the county commissioners to bo present at the meetiug of the township supervisors of Montour county to be held in the courthouse, Danville, Thursday, Feb ruary, 7, 1907. The following members were pres ent: Gibson, Jacobs, Woodside, Dietz, Vastiue, Sweisfort,Russell, Angle and Hughes. Electrician Newton Smith presented his report for operating the municipal eleotric light plant duiiug January, which showed a total cost of $303 70. The plant was in operation 348 hours and 15 minutes. Seventy-seven tons of coal were consumed. WATER DEPARTMENT. P. H. Foust, Agent $105.20 J. H. Goeser & Co 3.00 Harmon Rupp 50 Friendship Fire Co. .... 26 27 Jas. Gibson .15.00 Regular employes 157.00 BOROUGH DEPARTMENT. Regular employes.. $115.00 W. G. Brown . 4.50 Atlantic Ref Co 27.66 J»s. Gibson 2.25 The Gem, printing 68.00 B B. Brown 4.25 Labor and hauling 30.50 F. Hartmau 1.50 Welliver Hdw Co .60 Getting; Rid of the Snow. Snow is a troublesome factor on a paved street aud when the latter hap pens to be a business street of town it becomes doubly a nuisance. When melting begins there is no way for the water to escape except through the regular outlets into the sewer. Under the constant traffic it is nearly impossible to keep a water way open and the result is that along with the slush are pools of water, which make it very bad for pedestrians when they attempt to cross the street. The first essential of course, is to keep a water way open at the lowest portiou of the paviug along each curb, but it is there that the snow,augment ed by what is shoveled from the side walks lies the deepest A glauce at Mill street reveals the magnitude of the task before the street commissioner before he succeeds iu getting the snow removed from the curb. Yesterday he had his shovel brigade at work leveling down the big heaps of snow that lined the curb on the west side of Mill street to prepare a place for the curbstone market this morning. Death of Mrs. flary Songer. Mrs. Mary Songer died at t» e home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Blee, Cross street, shortly after 12 o'clock yesterday morning. The deceased was the widow of Abram Songer, who departed this lifo about twelve years ago. She was a former resideut of Shanuoudalo, Clar ion couuty, but removed to Danville about five years ago to reside with her daughter, whose,]) usbaud, Ed ward Blee. is a Sou of Associate Judge Frank G. Blee. The deceased was aged sixty-seven years. She was taken ill last August and grew'worse uutil death ensued. One son aud two daughters survive: George Songer. of Marieuville, Forest county; Mrs. Blee, of this city, and Mrs. William Varner, of Reedsburg, Clarion coujity. Tho funeral will take place on Sat urday at tt a. m.from St. Joseph's Catholic church. luterment iu St. Jo- | soph's cemetery. FRED DAI' NARROW ESCAPE Of the uumbor of persons struck by the cars annually, comparatively few hurvive to relate their experience ; still fewer after meeting with such au ac cident escape without an injury or with injuries so slight as to he hardly worth taking into account. To the lucky few makiug up the lat ter class belongs Fred sixteen year-old boy, who resides with his graudmother, Mrs. Mullen, on Upper Mulberry stieet. Fred was struck by the cars ou the Centre street crossing Friday night and hurled sixteen feet ! aud yet his injuries were so slight that Saturday evening he was able to leave the house aud to spend an hour or so with his boyhood companions. j Fred is employed at the Structural Tubing works. The accident occurred Friday evening about 6:30 o'clock as ! he was ou his way home from work with another boy by the name of , Thomas Foust. They were walking | on the P. & R. track and had reached i the Centre street crossing when a push- j or ruuniug tender first came along be hind them. After passing the Bloom street cross- i ing the engine took on more steam and flew forward at a go<xl speed. The engineer sounded the whstlo for the I crossing, but in spite of the warning the boy was struck aud hurled out in the middle of the street. As soon as the locomotive could be stopped it was backed up to the cross ing aud the fireman quickly dismount ed to make an investigation. To the surprise of all the boy, by that time, was on his feet. He de clared that he was not hurt, and pick ing up his dinner bucket he started for hom.e To say the boy wholly escaped would not be in accordance with facts. He was bruised whore lie was struck by the locomotive and badly jarred by the impact when he struck the hard frozen ground. Ho was obliged to keep his bed the greater part of the j day Saturday. The story as told by the two boys is as follows: As they approached the | crossing they heard the locomotive i whistle. To get out of the way Fred j climbed up on a heap of snow near the | track, which had beeu left there by tho i workmen when the crossing was j shoveled off. Just as the engine came along Fred slipped aud fell down against it. He was struct just below the right should er by a corner of the tender and thrown with terrific force, luckily striking the grouud several feet from the track. As the engine dashed by the boy lay in the street insensible. His companion flew to his side, hard ly dreaming but that Fred was fatally or at least very seriously hurt. He lifted him to his feet, but the injured boy staggered a few steps aud then fell to the grouud again. By the time the pusher had returned he had arisen and was able to walk. Ho was still dazed wheu he reached home aud suffered considerable pain. I Dr. Shultz, the family physician, be ing called, made au examiuutiou aud concluded that no bones were brokeu. Neither did the physician see auy evidence of iutorual injuries. On Sat urday the boy's back was badly swol len where ho was struck by the push er; he was unable to stand in au erect position aud altogether he folt very badly as the result of the accideut. It was thought, however, that all un pleasant effects would wear off : n a day or so. New Division Superintendent. George B. Wright, who formerly had charge of the local telephone svstem in this district, but who for the past several years has been located at Biug harntou, New York, as general super intendent of tho York State Telephone company, has returned to this section, and will fill the position recently vac ated by the resignation of H. N. Dan iel Mr. Wright will be remembered by mauy Dauville people as the first sup erintendent of the Montour and Col umbia telephone company when that system was put iu operation here. When the Montour and Columbia was absorbed by the United Telephone aud Telegraph company Mr. Wright re mained in this section having charge of this district under the new com pany. Later Mr. Wright went to Biug liamton to take charge of the York State Telephone company's lines, where he has remained until now. The district of which Mr. Wright will have charge has boon enlaigcd since the resignation of Mr. Daniel, aud now extends north to Williams port., west to Lewistowu and south to Pottsvillo. Iu addition to this Mr« Wright will retaiu tho general super iutoudency of the York State com pauy, which covers Brooui, Tioga audi Chemung couutios in that State. Mr. Wright will mako his head quarters at Williamsport, and will be gin his work there today. Rich in Coai. The wealth of Pennsylvania's coal ! mines is better appreciated when it is ( known that their value is more than < five times tho worth of the mineral j products of auy other State, and five times the aggregate value of the min eral products of the great gold bearing j states of California and Colorado. | Few of us get all that wo want at ' the exact time that we 't. "FLKDOKD BUT TO TRUTH, TO LIBXBTT AND LAW—HO FAVOR SWATH US AMD TO FBAB M«U. AWl* DANVILLE. MONTOUR COUNTY PENN'A FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1907 PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS 1 W. B. Rhodes arrived Saturday from Natchez, Mississippi,for a visit at the home of his mother, Mrs. Maria Rhodes, West Market street Miss Botdors, of Buckaell at Lewis burg, was the guest overSuuday at the j home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gearhart, Bloom street, i Miss Emma Gearhart,of Lowisburg, spent Sunday at the homo of her par ents, Mr. aud Mrs. J. B. Gearhart, Bloom street. I Luther Lyon, of Philadelphia, spent Sunday in this city as the guest of j Fred Oweu. Charles Qberdorf of Lowisburg spout | Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. aud Mrs. J. T. Oberdorf, West Mahoning street. ! Reuben Boyer.of Wilkes-Barre.spent Suuday with his family on Honey i moon street. | Mrs. Harry Martiu aud Miss Laura j Leuigor have returned from a trip to j Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washing ton. I Charlos J. Eugle aud Roy Strauser. 'of Shamokiu, speut Sunday with friends in Dauville. I Miss Myrtlo Sidler, of Catawissa, 1 speut Suuday in this city as the guost of Miss Bertha Cromwell. W. R. Miller was a visitor at Sha ! mokin yesterday. Mrs. Russell L. Kelley, of Suubury, called on friends in this city yester day. Simon Krebs returned to Somorset yestorday morning after a visit at the home of Charles P. Hancock, West Markt t street. Mrs. W. J. Bowman returned to Pittsburg yesterday morning after a visit at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary A. Shepporsou,East Front street. Mrs. Fred Houghton aud Mrs. Charles Gerringer, of Suubury, spout yesterday with friends in this city. Ice Dealers Rushing Work. While none of our ice dealers or cou- I sumers who have ice houses to fill j have thus far neglected auy opportuu- I itv to gather iu the crystal product, it i was not until yestorday that thoy got | really busy and scarcely took a breath ing spoil. The zero weather at present prevail ing is completing the work beguu a week or so ago. Both on the ponds at Castle Grovo and ou the dam at Mah oning creek the ice has attained a thickness of from seveu to ton inches. The average thickness is between eight and nine inches. Th<j ice is very solid. Both at tho dam and at Castle Grovo all the teams available wero employed yesterday. Wheu tho work is pushed it is very easy to cut a hundred loads per day at each place. The amount hauled fell little, if auy, below that limit yesterday. A. M. Peters, who has room for 1,- 300 tons, began the work ot filling his | ice house yesterday. The amouut that he stores away daily hardly ex ceeds a hundred tons, so that, as will be seen, he has a very heavy contract ahead of him aud tho couditious will have to ho all-around favorable before no will be able to fill his ico house from tho local supply. Nevertheless he is hopeful, lie has uo desire, he says, to repeat the experience of last sum mer, when as a result of a local short age, iu common wi h other dealers, he was obliged to roly on the big ice com pauies of the Pocono region. J. L. Kline is also filling his ice house, and, like Mr. Peters, is obtain ing the ice at Castle Grove. Amoug other ice houses that are being filled from Castle Grove is the large build ing belonging to Charles Lyon's moat market. John Jacobs' Sous are haul ing ico from the dam at Mahoning creek. At each of the latter places the work is being rushed and a large quant ity of ice was stored away yesterday. Death of Edwin Lunger. Edwin Ellis Lunger, a well known aud highly esteemed resident of the first ward, departed this life at 11 :30 o'clock Saturday night, after a pro tracted illness. Tho cause of death was heart dis ease. Tho deceased suffered from this malady for two years,although for the greater part of the time he was able to bo about. Six weeks ago his condition became worse tliau at auy time and ho was obliged to take his bed. From that time until his death he was con fiued to his room. The deceased was born in Danville aud is a brother of Samuel Lunger. He was a former employe of the big mill and for a period of twouty-ove years worked at rail straightening .at that plant. During the past twelve years he acted as janitor at the Mali | on ing Presbyterian church, j He was aged 56 years, 11 months and 21 days aud is survived by his wife, two daughters aud one son: Misses Olive aud Ada aud Frauklin Luugor. He was a member of Montour Castle No 186. K G. E. He was a mau of geuerous impulses, of kiud aud oblig ing disposition aud had many friends. Pocono Ice. A car load of ice shipped from Lake Pocono was much admired at the D. L. & W station yesterday. It was as ' clear as crystal aud at least eighteen inches thick. Tho ice was shipped to ono ot our residents, who will use it ' in filling his ice house. DEATH OF rnumii John M. Price, a former resident of i Dauville,aud father ot our towusmau, , Thomas J. Price, passed away at- the home of his sou, Goorgo Price, at Kingsbury, N. Y., ou Monday night. The deceased sustained a stroke of paralysis about a year ago, and since thou has been in feeble health. Death was due to an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Price was known to bo in a pre carious condition due to the latter disease aud tidings from Kingsbury wero eagerly awaited. A message re ceived abour 10 o'clock Monday night stated that he was very low. This was followed by a telegram Tuesday morning stating that he had passed away. Iu response to the sad news Thomas J. Price left on tho 10:19 a m. train Tuesday for Kiugsbury. John M Price was a native of Wales. He came to Dauville about 18«"»3. lie was a man ot more than ordinary in telligence, gifted as a musician, aud was a complete master of the art of rolling iron. He invented and pat ented several devices portaiuiug to rolling that now are used exclusively in the great steel works of this coun try. He lived in Dauville at a day when Welsh aud English iron-workers, at tracted here by tho starting up of tho big mill, were very active of tho af fairs of the town. John M. Price, by virtue of his integrity, his gifts of in tellect and attractive personality, was easily a leader, not only of the people of the two nationalities above alluded to, but also others of the town ir respective of nationality. Ho was at first employed at tho rolls in tho big mill, but later became boss roller at the Rough and Ready iron works, a position which he held for many years. It is recalled that while he held the latter position the late Dr. Joseph Parry, the celebrated composer,then a humble mill worker, was employed on one side of tho rolls. Tho man who had the honor of working at the op posite side of the rolls at the same time was our townsman, D. R Wil liams, the well kuowu insurance ageut. Mr. Williams is able to recall many incidents relating to the every day life of both John M. Price and Dr. Parry in the days wheu the latter little dreamed of tho briliaut future ami the world-wide fame that as in store for him. In 1867 with his family the deceased took up his resideuce in Pottsville, thence removing to Syracuse, N. Y. ( Shortly before leaviug Dauville Mrs. Price died aud was buried in tho ceme tery ou Bloom street. From that time < till his death the deceased remained a widower. Four sous aud three daughters sur vive: Thomas J. Price of this city, j John aud George Price, of Kiugsbury ; t aud Frank Price the well-kuowu detec- « tive of New York City ; Eleanor (Mrs ( Iloskius) of New York; Miss Annie < Price, who resided with her father; i and Miss Jennie Price of Rome.N. Y. i A Southerner's Experience The fact that he would so soon en counter suow a foot deep was ono of ' the things tiiat vV. B. Rhodes didn'r 1 reckon ou a few days ago wheu he lei I \ Natchez. Miss., where flowers wer blooming and soft breezes wero blow ing such as we are accustomed to in May. Mr. Rhodes, however, is optimistic always, aud, now that he is here, re r gardless of the depth of the suow, he is inclined to mako the best of the 5 situation. Tomorrow he expects to bo ' sufficiently acclimated to take a long sleigh ride. Mr. Rhodes brings glowing reports from Natchez and from nearly every part of the south. A heavy cotton crop with the very best of prices has brought about a state of prosporit.v that is wholly without parallel in re cent years. Even the negroes have plenty of money. Relating to the pub lic health the best of conditions pre vail aud the people are as happy and hopeful as they are prosperous. The only circumstauce that has a 1 depressing effect is the great fiood on ( the Mississippi, which has caused a 1 vast amouut of damago. For mauy miles on his journey northward Mr Rhodes passed through the floodswept districts and he was enabled to esti mate at close rauge tho amouht of dev astation wrought. At Ciuciuuati tho conditions wero most deplorable as the result of the overflow on the Ohio river. Zero Weather Follows Snow. The deepest snow of the seasou was followed yesterday morning by a de gree of cold that has been parallelled only ouce or twice this season. At 5:15 o'clock according to the record at the Montour house, mercury stood at 4 do- i greea above zero; at 7:20 o'clock, a I trifle over two hours later, it register- < ed at 4 degrees below. Elsowliero in i this vicinity mercury is said to have < gone down as far as eight degrees 1)3 low. During yesterday it euu iune i ' cold. I ( Sleighing is reported as very good j i along the couutry roads as well as ou the streets of town aud with th»» p:» s out temperature prevail thie i> little doubt but that we shall have the suow with us for some time to come aud that everybody who cares to in dulge iu the sport will have au oppor- 1 tuuitv to enjoy a fine sleigh ride. TV now industry is what Danville needs. 1 PETER DIETRICH EM 1 111 i Peter Dietrich, couvicted of murder I in the secoud degree and sentenced to 14 years iu the penitentiary, who two weeks ago was admitted to bail, pend ing the determination of an appeal to the supremo court, after the brief in terval of freedom, was Frida> evening remanded to the custody of the sheriff and is again behind tlie bars. The cause of it all is explained iu tiic peti tion of the bondsmen. Dietrich fell a victim to is old euemy, strong drink, aud was intoxicated Thursday night and Friday. The boudsmeu presented a petition to the court setting fortli that they had entered into recognizance to the Com monwealth iu the sum of ton thousand dollars for the appearance of Peter Dietrich, defendant, in court upon the determination of the appeal—that the said Peter Dietrich,since his being re leased upon bail, has been drinking to excess aud they desired to he relieved from any liability that might aceure upon said recognizance to the Com monwealth. They therefore,prayed the honorable court to award a bail piece to the end that the said Peter Dietrich might be lemanded to the custody of the sheriff. The live boudsmeu, whose signatures followed, were as follows: John 11. Goeser. Joseph Smith.George A. Meyers, \V. (\ illiams aud P. P. y we ute k A short session of court held Fri.eveuing for the purpose of acting on the petition. The ringing of the bell brought an enormous crowd to the courthouse, all expectiug ro see Peter Dietrioh present at the proceedings relating to the bail picee. There was much disappointment on this score, as Peter Dietrich was al ready in jail. Ho was under surveil lance during Friday, but about five o'clock he was found in an advanced stage of intoxication aud the officers, prudently took him iu charge and placed him iu jail, where ho was when court assembled. Judge Evans made the following orderAnd now February I, 1907, bail piece awarded as prayed for and the defendant remauded to the custody of the sheriff aud to be held uutil dis charged by law. The said boudsmeu are discharged from any further liability after this date. By the court. O. O. EVANS, P. J." To Wash Filter Tubs Every Day. , The board of water commissioners consisting of Edward Cormau, D. J. liogers aud James T. Magill, held a regular meeting at city hall yester day afternoon, Mr. Cormau presiding. Peter J. Keefer, superintendent of the water works, was also present. , The reports wore mainly favorable and showed the plant to be in first , class condition aud the service all that , could he desired. Mr. Cormau, how- , ever,called attention to the prevalence of typhoid fever in up-the-river towns | aud iu view of the fact that Health , Commissioner Dixon had addressed a communication to the water commis- | sioners of Dauville urgiug that the < water bo carefully filtered, he said he considered it highly importaut that | the filter tubs lie cleansed or 'wash ed" at least once every twenty-four , hoars At present,ho explained,except j | luring high water, the tubs are not | '• washed" of toner than every other | j lay. Such a schedule he-said, is Hard- | [ly the proper tiling even when no | I special precautious are required, for. | I while it might cause a little less work about the plant.it obviously loads to au ( additional consumption of alum, re- j quired to counterbalance the effect of j clogged up filter beds. Ha thought it | would be a pretty good thing to est ablish a rulo which would admit of no exceptions whether the river be muddy or otherwise, that the filter tubs bo washed regularly,at least once 1 every twenty-four hours, the work to ( be done during the hours of daylight. * The process of washing a tub requires ( some twenty minutes. 1 Ou motion of D. J. Rogers seconded by James T. Magill it was ordered ' that the filter tubs be washed at least I once in every twenty-four hours as proposed by Mr. Cormau; also that au 112 order to the above effect be served ou the water superinteudeut. On motion it was ordered that a vacuum gauge bo purchased of the Worthiugtou pump company for use in the water works. The installation of the vacuum gaugo will have the effect of making it a little easier for the eng iueer.4, as it will keep them in touch with condition^affecting the pumps aud obviate imuiy tiresome trips up aud down stairs from the first floor where the light plaut is installed to the lower story where the pumps are ' situated. Kelly Will be Tried for Bribery. The case of the taxpayers' associa tion of Conyngham township, Colum bia couuty, against Prof. B. F. Kelly, ox-priucipal of the schools of that dis trict,who is charged with bribery,will 1 come uu for trial at Bloomsburg next I week. The case was scheduled for yester- I day, but Kelly's attorueys wore iu court with the excuse that the former ' was ill with the grip, and that Judgo Marr, of Schulvkill couuty, one of tho importaut wituesses for the defense was detained by license court iu his ' county,aud therefore prayed for a con ■ tinuance. Judgo Evaus appointed next Wednesday as the time, and said that j "it will bo absolutely tried next week because felony cases cau be tried evou 1 in tho absence of the defendant." " I All NIEEII ■| OF DIRECTORS • | The stockholders of the Danville aud i Bloomsburg street railway Company i held their aunual meeting at the Mon tour house yesterday afternoon, i Officers were elected as follows: President, F. C. Angle, Esq. ; vice president, Thomas B. Illig; secretary, W C. Billman; treasurer, Charles E. Leippe ; Judge R. H. Koch was made general solicitor and W. R. Miller was re-elected general manager. W. R. Miller of 7\anville; W. C. Billman, Thomas B. Illig, Frank P. j Lauer, and John R. Miller of Reading were elected directors. Resolutions were passed directing the attorneys for the company to pro ceed with the pending suit relative to the D. L. & W. crossing. On motiou of F. O. Augle seconded by C. P. Hancock the following resolu- j rions were unanimously adopted : -Resolved, That it is the unanimous sense of the Danville and Bloomsburg street railway company, which i« also the owner of the bauville and River side street railway company, that street railway companies of this Com monwealth should he given the right under the laws of Pennsylvania to carry express matter and parcels and packages of merchandise and al6o the right of eminent domain, in all cases where owner's whoso properties abut the street unreasonably refuse their consent, to construct trolley roads on the streets in front of such properties as well also as the right of eminent domain to condemn private property wherever the tonography of the ground makes it reasonably necessary to divert street railways from high ways in order to overcomo physical difficulties in grade or otherwise; sec ond, Resolved, That it is the sense of the stockholders of this company that all street railway compauios should have the right without auy interference from the courts by any process what ever to lay their tracks at grade on the streets in boroughs and cities, wherever said streets are intersected hy steam railroads at grade. Array of Fine Speakers. An unexpected and important call to another part of the State will prevent State Highway Commissioner Joseph W. Hunter from appearing at the meetings of the Montour county sup ervisors at the courthouse today. While this change in the plans is somewhat to bo regretted yet ample provision has been made for two very interesting sessions, aud an array of men high iu the public highway af fairs of the State will bo on hand to address the supervisors. Assistant Commissioner R. D. Be mau. will reprosaut Mr. Hunter at the meetings aud will make several inter esting addresses. An interesting figure, who will be present at the meetiugs today, is Hon. Jason Sexton, of Montgomery county, who was chairman of the first public highway committee of the Pennsyl vania legislature, in tho session of 1897, when this State was just begin uinu to take notice of her highways. Mr. Sexton is a Democrat, and is well versed in all the phases of road build ing aud maintenance, aud is an en thusiastic supporter of any measures that look toward the improvement ot , the roads of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sex ton is also a member of the State board of agriculture. At the meeting today the supervis ors of this countv will form an organ- , ization, the object of which will be , that a more united effort can be made to improve the roads of the county. Did Justice to Capon Supper. As lustrous a galaxy of Danville's representative business meu as was ever gathered together met last evening at tho Grovauia hotel with the object of doing justice to a capon supper,aud MO better assurance that tho repast was pprcciated is needed than a glance at 1 1 the list of "those present," whichaapi pears below. A perusal of the tempting menu will i give some idea of the eujovment with j which the occasion was attended : Oysters "u the Half Shell. Soup. Pickles, CAPON, Mashed Potatoes, Cabbage, Lettuce, Olives, Prunes, Cranberry Sauce, Cold Slaw, Oranges, Haunuas, Ice Cream, Tea, Coffee, Cocoa. Gathered arouud the festive hoard were U. Y. James, Joseph Baylor, Philip Beuzbach, W. G. Pursel, Jos eph Heim, Sam Bloch, I. 0. Lee, Ralph Kisuer.L. C. Deitz, J. H. Cole, Alfred Blecher, Hon. Henry Divel, Harry Ellenbogeu, W. J. Rogers, John F. Tooley, John Eiseuhart, A. L. Voris, William Limberger, George B. Jacobs, Samuel Loweustein, W. Kase West, W. L. Sidler, W. Fred Jacobs, George Youngman, Frank Jameson, D. R. Eckmau, J. S. Raver, Williard Kisuer, Clyde Dyer, William Christy and 0. E. Wolliver, of Bloomsburg. Hilton Postmaster. It has been announced that Robert E. Hopkius had been appointed post master at Milton by Presideut Roose velt aud the appointment sent to the senate for confirmation. He will suc ceed Mrs. Geltz who filled the unex pired term of her husband who died while an incumbent. UNIQUE SHIN IN ANTHONY The situation an relates to the spring election this year will be wholly un ique in Anthony township, as there will be but one ticket in the Hold,that of the Democrats. It is a rather re markable state of affairs, one so far an can be recalled by any one about the courthouse, without a parallel during many years past, if at any time in the history of the county. The Republicans,as well known, are in a hopeless minority in Anthony township. This will be the better un derstood when it is explained that of the 230 votes polled at any election nearly, if not quite, two hundred of those are cast for the Democratic can didates. Under the circumstances it is only natural that in Anthony town ship the launching of a ticket by the Republicans is attended with less en thusiasm than by the Democrats. The party leaders were a little too luko warm this year and postponed the mat ter until they unoonsciously passed tlie limit, lator tliau which certificates of nominations can not be filed. The electiou will be held oil Tuesday, Feb ruary 19th. For caudidatea for all township and borough offices and elec tion officers and school director the electiou laws provide that iu the cuse ! of certificates of nomination, at least eighteen days, aud, iu the case of nomination papers, fifteen days, must elapse between the filing of the same and the date of the election. With the close of last week, there- i 1 fore, the limit was passed when any nominations could be made. Both parties iu the several districts of the 1 county have held their primaries with the exception of Anthony. Finding that they were shut out the party lead ' era iu that township have announced that they will not put a ticket in the ' field this spring. This action will give the Democrats 1 a walk over and, aa above stated, will ' make the situation iu Anthony uu- i ique. With no opposition in the field \ ' it is difficult to foresee just what kind >' of a vote will be polled by the Demo- 1 crats. There will be uo inducements j ' for the Republioaus to attend theelec- j ' tion. Defeat being out of the question 1 1 it is not unlikely that manv Demo- j " crats will regard voting aa an unueces- ' ) sary expenditure of time and effort aud j' will imitate the example of their Re- * publican neighbors aud remain at i ' home. 0 The failure to form a ticket is like ly to lead to some complications as re gards a minority inspector of elec tion, to which the Republicans are ' entitled, and which should be ohoseu 1 at the spring election. There is a way out of the difficulty, however. It is.' uot generally known how an Inspect- '' or may be chosen at the last moment I u when an omission of this kind occurs. 1 81 I For geueral enlightenment the follow- " ing extract from the election laws uu- P der the head of "filling vacancies" is appended: 6 If the minority inspector does not '' attend on election morning the person 61 who received the second highest vote a for judge at the preceding electiou shall take his place; if the majority inspeotor does not attend the judge y shall appoint an inspector in his stead n if the judge does not attend the niaj c ority iuspector shall appoint a judge Hl iu his place aud if any vacancv con tinues uutil 8 o'clock the qualified vot era present at the voting place shall 81 elect one of their number to fill such vacancy. 1, The Presbyterian Brothei hood, " The social at the Grove Presbyterian q church on next Friday night will con- g stitute a decided departure and will tl probably inaugurate a new era as af- n fects the social life of the church. o I The purpose is to organize a brancli e l of tiie Presbyterian brotherhood. A | sumptuous supper will be served at 7 j o'olock sharp at which all the malo j members of the congregation or all e i the men who attend the church are in- E : vited to be present. The supper will h be served by the ladies of the congre- b j gation and will cost each of those at i tending thirty-live cents. 4 \: Tiie banquet will be immediately a ' followed by an address by Rev. Dr. A W. C. Hogg, of Wllliamsport, who H ' will explain the object and the work- H ing of the Presbyterian brotherhood, b i Preparations.are already on foot at they ; church aud a big time is anticipated. V Tables will be spread in the ohapel or ti annex at the rear of the church prop- S j er. where the address, accompanying a the fine repast, will be delivered. The Rev. Dr. McOormack, pastor of ! the Grove church, who is back of the social, is very mnoh in earnest in his I effort to organize a Presbyterian broth- a erliood. The object of the organiza- t tion is twofold—to better acquaint 5 tiie male members with the work of p the church and at the same time ton bring them closer together socially. It 112 is in the latter relation that Rev. Dr. d MoCorinack sees the wider field of use- p fuluess for the brotherhood at the t Grove church. The socials will oou- o tinue to be a regular feature. The idea fl seems to be popular witH the men of s the congregation aud no doubt in a p short time a strong brotherhood will o be organized and that in the future it q will be an important factor in the life of the congregation. Dangerous to Bet. 112 The person who makes an electiou t bet doesn't generally know that he is J violating a State law which provides t that he be fined not more than (500 or I less than $lO, and imprisoned not less i than 10 days,or more than six months, e NUMBER 19 LIFE HANGS ON OWNTEMY The fate of Mike Zubah, the Mt. Carmel murderer, now rests with the jury. The defense yesterday afternoon finished presenting its evidence, whioh consisted of good character from about twenty friends of Zubah from his home town.and of the defendant's own story of the crime. This was interest* iug, as it throv\s light on several con fusing incidents of the case. The story is substantially as fol lows : Ella Harder, daughter of the murdered man, had made love to Zu bah on several occasions, and Zubah finally plucked up courage togo to her home and ask for her hand. She told him that she didn't want to get married and that she intended to move to Jersey City. Ho loft the house in auger and gave vent to his „rage by throwing stones at the front door. Harder came out and followed him to a railroad cut nearby. Here the two men clinched. Zubah testified that he thought Barder's friends were follow ing hint, although the evidence shows that they were in a saloon at the time. Fearing injury, if not death, at their hands, Zubah drew a revolver and fired at Barder, who was still holding him. ! Tha victim dropped and died soon af- I ter. A Complete Surprise. Mrs. Ezra Woodside, of Rush town ship, was completely surprised Friday ; evening by a number of her friends, who took advantage of the occasion of ! her thirty-seventh birthday,to arrange a delightful party. During the even ' iug a flue dinner was served. Those present were: Mr. aud Mrs. Jacob Woodruff, Mrs. -Jane Woodside, Mr. aud Mrs. Hiram Woodruff, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Adams, Mr. and Mrs. William Woodruff, Mr. aud Mr 3. Isaac Clark x Mr. aud Mrs. J. C. Klingman, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Klingman, Mr. ud Mrs. Peter Schlee, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Woodruff, Mr. aud Mrs. O. B. Kliugman.Mr. aud Mrs. George Wood ruff, Mr. aud Mrs. Herbert Vought, Mrs. Clark Kase, Mrs. William Straits, Mrs. William Leiby, Misses Katherine and Ellen Vastiue, Hattie Woodruff, Susan Adams, Rebecca Clark, Sophie Fisher, Sarah Shultz and Ethel Wood ruff ; Messrs. Simon Vastiue, Earl and Clyde Woodruff, Kimber Gilliuger, Beutou Ely, Mary Ely, John Leiby and Frank Woodruff. Oratorio in M. E. Church. It has been decided by the Joseph Ratti hospital committee, which has the matter in hand, that the oratorio, "The Holy City," the recent rendi tion of which iu the Mahoning Pres byterian church is still fresh in the minds of Danville people, will be pre* seuted iu the First Methodist Episcop* al church at Bloomsburg as a benefit production for the Ratti hospital. Tiie Methodist church has been sel ected by the committee as it is the largest auditorium iu Bloomsburg, seating, with the galleries included, about 1200 people. A date for the production has not as yet been selected as protracted services are at present in progress in the church, aud no defiuite time lias been set tor their conclusion. The exaot time will be set when the series of services are closed. The First M. E. church is particular ly fitted for a production of the nature of"The Holy City. " The construction of the oliurch is such that the acoustic qualities are the best. Also the choir gallery is in front; of the audience,and the orgau is a remarkably fine instru ment. The church authorities are fav orable to having the oratorio in their Bdifice. In honor of Miss Jones. A surprise party was given Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. .T. Jones, West Mahoning street, in honor of their daughter, Miss Eliza beth. Those present were: Misses Bessie Moyer, Margaret Byerly, Jennie Stew art, Mariou Schoch, Phoebe Curry, Anna Hendricks, Ivy Moyer, Irene Herman.Julia Russell, Barbara Gross, Mary Gaskius, Florence Jones, Eliza beth Jones, The youug men present were Roy Luuger, Orville Moyer, Earl Woodside, George Kosteubauder, Wal ter Gaskins, Arthur Snyder, William Speiser, Guy Hoke, Allen Fornwald and Edwin Jones. SPARROW POT PIE. Commeuting on the statement that lie Italian residents of Wilkes-Barre are converting the English sparrows of that city into pot pies, the Warren Mirror informs us that "Sparrow pot pie has been eaten aud enjoyed by many residents of Warren and vicinity for some years past and considered a delicacy by all who have tried the ex periment. Tins is especially true of the country, where the birds feed up on the seeds of weeds and grain in the fields or about barns. Their bones are so small and delicate that they can be placed whole in the pie and the meat on the breast has all the flavor of the quail. Children's Party. Twenty-flve children were delight fully entertained Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, Grand street, in honor of the third birthday of their niece Beatrice Hale. Music aud games were indulged in after which refreshments were serv ed.