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VOLUME 7K Dl ILH WATER FOUND PURE Those of our oitizeus who have been somewhat exercised by reasou of the statement made by Heaitli Commis siouer Dixon to the effect that the water of the north branch was not above suspicion of being infected by sewage from towns above us where typhoid fever prevails, will be gratifl* ed to learn that so far as the hydrant water in Danville is concerned there is absolutely no danger of contagion. The water has been analyzed and fouu t to be pure This proves uothiug as to the purity or impurity of the water in the North Branch, but it does go a great way to ward substantiating the claim made for oar filter system—that it can be relied upon to eliminate bacteria. There never was a time when condi tions existed favorable for a more of- I fectnal test than the present. Tvpli lid fever is becomiug an ever iuc raising cause of dread There is scarcely a conimuuitv in which every season the uumber of cases do not threaten to rise above what is norma l , while here and there dreadful epi demics occur. It is only natural that the people of Danville should share in the general feeling of solicitude, and those who do not pin their faith to the full efficacy of our filter plant resort to the safe precaution of boiling wat er. In the present emergency to quiet all fears the local board of health de cided to send away a sample of filter ed water for analysis, confident in the belief that no germs of typhoid would be discovered. Accordingly on Thurs day of last week Dr. Shultz, secretary of the local board of health, procured a sample of filtered water from the reservoir and sent it to the laboratory of the Pennsylvania department of health at Philadelphia. Yesterday Dr. Shultz received a re port, which brought the good news that the analysis revealed our water ivs absolutely pure—that there were 110 signs of "bacteria bacilli." The water tested, it will be observ- | ed, was taken from the reservoir, .just l as it is pumped into the water mains | and furnished to our hyurauts. This I leaves scarcely auy doubt as to the absolute purity of the water furnish ed our town. The water mains themselves, into which nothing but filtered water has been pumped for twelve years, should be absolutely clean and free from in fection, especially as once or twice I each year all the fire plugs are opened I and the muddv water, where any ex ists, is permitted to drain out, a pro cess which of course takes from the mains all forms of sediment. All Because It's Real Winter. The ice man and the coal hauler are both happy. The former because he has natural ice and the latter because lie cau gaze upon the coal bins that are being depleted because of the pur chases made by his customers. The small boy and the small girl are also happy, because they cau coast, while their older sisters and brothers find weather delightful because they cau go sleighing And the rest of us,well, because its the kind of winter that we like, that's all. J. H. Shaw, principal of the third ward grammar school, who was called to his home at Orange. Luzerne coun ty, some weeks ago, by reason of his mother's serious illness, writes to in form the Morning News that she is dead,having passed away at 2:30 Mon day afteruoou. Funeral services will be held at 12 111. today. During Mr. thaw's absence Miss Boudmau has very acceptably perform ed the duties of principal 111 the third ward,a pupil teacher having charge of her own school in the lower grade. Birthday Party. A birthday party w 3 tendered to Mrs. George Gedliug.of Philadelphia, at the home of her parents, Mr. and j Mrs. David D. Williams, Lower Mul berry street, Monday, in honor of her birthdav. A fine turkey dinner was t-erved. During the afternoon Mrs. j Gedliug entertained the guests with I several selections on the violin. Those ; present were Mr. and Mrs. George Gedliug and Miss Sarah Feusteruiach er, of Philadelphia: Mis. Abigail | Feustermacher and sou Lincoln, Mr. 1 aud Mrs. Elias Williams, son* David, j Rlias aud Selwyn and Miss Mary Hall- J man. BILLS EXCEED REVENUE. This is the wav it strikes the Hazle ton Daily Standard : "If one may form an opinion from the nr.tnber of bills offered in the State legislature, the member* seem to be impressed with the belief that the income of the State of Pennsylvania is unlimited. The bills aksing for money already exceed in amount the auuual revenues, and not more than half of them are so far in." Purchased Hartman Homestead. Jackson Wintersteeu, who for sever al years past has lived on the Hyde farm at Edgemout, has become the purchaser of the Jacob Hartman home stead farm iu Cooper township. Con sideration 13,400. A Daughter. A daughter \vas born to Mr. aud Mrs. Charles Moody, Frosty Valley, 011 Tuesday. Mr. Moody still continues seriously ill with typhoid fever, hav ing suffered a rclnpie. FIRS! DAY OF I INSTITUTE From all ovei tUfljsectiou within a radius of 8 miles of Wash iugtouvi lie there gathered vesterdav in the Lut.li eran church, of that town, the tillers of the soil, to absorb the information that emanated in rhetorical cascades from the lips of the speakers of tlie auuual Montour county farmers' in stitute. The Lutheran church, which com fortably soats about 400 people, was nearly filled at the first session yester day afternoon. Last evening the aud itorium was packed with interested auditors. The complete program of the in stitute was printed in this paper last week. Two sessions were held yes terday, at 1:80 in the afternoon and at 7:30 in •he eveuing. Excellent ad- Idresses by well known authorities ou agricultural subjects wore interspers ed with music and recitations,making the meetiugs most eujoyable. These ilistitntesare held through out the State during the winter under the auspices of the Peuusylvauia de partment of ugriculture. The depart ment has a clmirmaii for each county, Hon. C. A. Wagner occupying that position in Montour. The department also furnishes tho speakers, for the priucipal \ddresses. The arrangements of time, >lace, etc, are made by the local chairman. The iustitute will continue today at Washingtonville with three sessions. Tomorrow three sessions will be held at Exchange. FAST FREIGHT HITS WORK TRAIN A score or more employes on the I Heading railroad over at Paxinos.uar rowly escaped a terrible death early : yesterday morning, when their work train was dashed iuto by a fast freight and several cars were smashed and set on fire. The work train was standing on the main track, when tho fast freight came dashing aloug at a mile a minute pace. Orders somewhere had been mis understood, and the engineer not | knowing that the track was blocked, | did not slacken his speed and when | finally the work train loomed into ' view it was too late to avert a collis ion. The engineer and fireman jumped just as the engine struck the rear car. Several cars of the work train were thrown from the track, badly splinter ed and were soon in flames. Isy the best of fortune no one was aboard. Had there been they would have been piuned beneath the wreckage aud prob ably burned to death. People Pleased With Result. It was a matter of intense gratifica tion to our citizens yesterday to learn the product of our filter plant had been exposed to a test in the laboratory of the healthvlepartnienfc of Pennsylvania and that no evidences of bacteria J bacilli were found. Everyone now breathes freer and in some instances the precaution of boil ing the water used for drinking aud culinary purpose will no longer be employed. Many people express sui> prise that the board of health,in order to see what kind of water the borough was furnishing its inhabitants,did not | have the water tested lonfc before the present analysis was made. Thus would the people have been reassured ' at a time when there was much uu- : certanity and solicitude. Again it is suggested that the bor- j ough water shouli be aualyzed at reg ular 1 * intervals throughout the year to see whether the filter plant is proper ly doing its work and the inhabitants of the municipality are not exposed to j danger from typhoid. In this the wat er commissioners who are responsible j for the proper working of the plant, should likewise bo interested, and, in the event of the board of health fail ing to act, should themselves take the initiative aud endeavor to have the water regularly tested. What would add immensely to the interest at present would bo to have a sample of uufiltered water, taken di rectly from the river analyzed. In this j way we might become much eulight- | eued concerning conditions that would | aid us much in the future conduct of affairs relating to our water supply. An Ideal Day. Yesterday the weather conditions were nearly ideal for midwiuter. At sa. m. mercury was at zero. Tho sky was .cloudless aud the atmosphere was nearly motiouless. As the morning hours wore away the sun began to as sert itself. By 10 a in.it was quite agreeable aud by noon mercury had climbed up to 20 degrees. Everyone who could possibly spare the time made it a point to spend an hour or so out of doors. Those situat-1 ed so they could take advantage of | the delightful day to indulge in a sleigh ; ride found the maximum of delight aud healthful recreation in the sport. • As a general thing sleighing is still quite good, while none of the biting cold was felt that usually detracts from the pleasure of a sleigh ride. The snow clad landscape was bathed in the brightest of sunshine aud on every side were evidences of good cheer and re newed hopefulness. It was hard to roalize that so mauy wintry days lie between us aud the spring. Miss Mami«' Price spent Sunday with friends iu Oatawissa. -TLXDQKD BUT TO TBUTM, TO ÜBUTT AND UW-BO FIYOB SWATH US AJTD HO WMAM RHALL AW*." DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY PENN'A, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1007 DEATH OF ALBERT i GEORGE POVEY a Albert George Povey, a very highly e esteemed young man who has been - about Danville for several years past, s died in Philadelphia Saturday under j sad circumstances. The body will be s brought to Danville today. a The deceased was a native of Eug - laud. He was 44 years of age aud has a brother aud two sisters living in - London. He came to America twelve * y >ars ago. first locating in Canada. - i Some years ago when the Salvation - ] ists wete active in Danville he came I j here as a member of the army. He was ;a man of intelligence aud good educa - I tiou. He was of a generous and self t sacrificing disposition, his conduct ■ uuiformly being such as became a con t sisteut Christian. When the branch of the Salvation i Army in Danville disbanded, Mr. . i Povey accepted a nositionas attendant r | at the hospital for the insane. He : made the most of his opportunity there, euteriug the training school for I atteudauts and graduating in the class . of 1905 as a full-fJedged nurse. I Witliiu a comparatively recent date, j however, he developed heart disease. For the six mouths prior to death he i was unable to fill his positiou aud tlur ; I iug this time he made hiiP home with Mr. and Mrs. .T. H. Weaver, Ferry street. During the last mouth of his lif" he * conceived a desire to revisit his native laud. Po>sibly a premonition of his approaching end aud desire to seo his brother and sisters before ho died had something to do with it. It is hardly iikely, however, that the loug voyage i would have been possible for him, had I not kind friends came to his aid | Ou Friday he left Danville on the 111 P. & R. traiu for Philadelphia, | intending to embark for London on Saturday. He was then feeling quite badly, but it was hoped that he would get aloug without any difficulty. He reached Philadelphia safely and sent a telegram to Danville to that effect, although he stated that he was feeling no bettor. At 10 a. m. Satur day a telegram was received from the Jefferson hospital stating that ho was a patient at that institution aud was iu a serious condition. This was fol lowed by another telegram at 2 :15 Sat urday. which stated that Povey had diod at the nospita 1 First Alarm of Fire in 5 Honths. About half past 5 o'clock Saturday evening, for the first time in five mouths,the sound of tho fire hells was heard. A small blaze occurred iu the residence of William Turner, West Mahoning street, which was exting uished with buckets before the firemen arrived. The Friendship fire company prompt ly responded, but by the time it roach ed the scene of the fire all danger was over aud the hose was not attached to the plug. There was a general response by the fire companies. The " Washies" got as far as the Thomas Beaver Free Library when they discovered that their service would not be needed. The immunity from fire aud fire alarms thai our town haß enjoyed dur ing nearly half a year, and that, too, while the coldest weather prevailed, speaks well for the care and watcli i fuluess of our citizeus. It is a record a little short of remarkable iu a town the size of Dauville. • The last alarm of fire previous to Saturday occurred on September 23rd., when a chimney took fire belonging to a residence oa Yorks hill. | Birthday Party. I Mrs. Frank Keefer was tendered a surprise party Saturday evening at her ' home, Pine street, in honor of her 29th birthday. Those present were: Mr. ; aud Mrs. Jessie Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. 1 .Jacob Hauey, Mrs. Henry Reich, Mrs. Robert McCormick, Mrs. McOue, Misses Kate Bookmiller, Sallie Hahu, Bessie Reich. Viola Reich, Flora Reich Stella Keefer, Elizabeth Boyer, Doty iMcCuo, Messrs. Frank McCue, Harry Strickler, Bud Novil, Claude Craw ! ford aud Charles Edgar, of Blooms j burg ;• Masters Raymond Boyer and Arthur Keefer. During the evening | music aud various games helped to I while away the time, aftAr whiclj re ' freshmentojjwere served. Pleasant Party. The home of Mr. aud Mrs. S. L. Brobst uear Buck horn, was the scone of ! a pleasant party ou Saturday night. , The evening was spent most eujoyablv I the time being whiled away witli games aud music. Plater in the even ing refreshments were served. The fol lowing were present from Buckhorn , aud vicinity: Miss Margaret Brobst. j Hoy Mausteller, Edward Brobst, Kay Keifsuyder, Ha/el Brobst, Laura Gir ton, Lloyd Brobst, Maurice Girton, Charlie Brobst. Charlie Broadt, Lee aud Paul Brobst; from Danville: Misses Annie Lee, Susie L£e, Flora Kashuer,Minnie Moug,Rachel Churm, Stella Churm, Margaret Beyers, Mary t Everett, Messrs. Arthur Sticklin, Bert ; Goss, Harry Bupp, Frank Hartline, John T. Jones, Walter Trumbower, I Harry Harvey aud Percy Freeze. RAISE JURORS' FEES. ! lu a reference to the bill proposing j Ito raise the fees of jurors from $2 to 1 $8 per day.the Sharon Telegraph says 1 j"This would seem to be a good move. ! It is really worth a good deal more ' thau $2 a day to remain in Mercer. This latter sum barely pays a man's' board to nay nothing of compensating him for his iuconveuieuce. " A juror's account at the end of a week's ser vices balances in about the same way in nearly every other county seat as in Mercer. So that the proposed ad vance would be no big fee. IEETIIG OF ' SCHOOL BOARD 7 The school board held a regular 1 meeting Moudayjiight. A hare quorum • was present consisting of Messrs. r Orth, Fischer, Pursel, Fish, Lutz, } Swartz ami Harpel. Chairmau Gurus beiug absent Mr. Fischer was chosen ' president pro tern. 1 Treasurer Schram presented a state ment of finances to date, which showed ! a cash balauoe ou linnd of $9105. Borough Superiutenent Gordy report ed an unequal is distribution of heat in ' first ward building,affecting the rooms 1 of Miss Musselmau and Miss Gallagh er. Mouday while Miss Mussulman's pupils were shivering in fifty-two de grees, iu Miss Gallagher's room im mediately below mercury stood at 120 degrees and the pupils were literally roasted out. Both rooms endured the discomfort until nearly 10 o'clock when it was decided to dismiss (he pupils until noon and employ the iu ferim iu repairing the defect iu the heating apparatus. Temporary repairs were made as planned aud at noon both schools resumed. Borough Spcriuteudent Gordy| pre sented his report for the mouth end ing February Bth. Number of boys registered during month, 545; number of girls, r»80; to tal. 1125 Average attendance of boys during month,497 ; average attendance of girls, 582: total, 1029. Percentage of attendance by boys during mouth, 94; percentage of attendance by girls during the mouth, 93; average. 93. Number of pupils who have not at tended 75 per cent of time belonged. 73; number of pupils reported to tru ant officer, 34. Cases of corporal pun ishment. 6. Cases of suspension, 1. Number of days substitute teacher was employed, 31. Number of visits made during month 59. Number of pupils absent during month, 602; number of pupils tardy during month 231. Cases of tardiness bv pupils, 404. Cases of tardiness by teachers. 5. motion of Dr. Harpel it was ord ered that the firm from whom the heating apparatus was purchased be requested to adjust the chain as re quired to properly regulate the dis tribution of heat. Ou motion of Mr. Swarts it was ord ered that a coal oil stove be purchas ed for the purpose of heating the typo writing room in the commercial de partment. On col J days the temperat ure In this room is apt to fall to fifty degrees. Ou motion it was ordered that a gas jet be installed at the foot of the stairs iu the hallway of school buildings of the first aud third wards. Truant Officer Young presented his report for the mouth past as follows : Number of pupils sick, 248; truants, 12; pupils detained at home for want of clothing aud slioes, 12; number of notices sent out, 8. In conclusion Borough Superiutend eut Gordy presented a report of his visit to the annual convention of the (fity, borough aud township superin tendents held at Harrisburg last week. The report was an extended one and interested the directors very much. The following bills were approved for payment: Peter A. Winters $ 1.30 American Book Co 10.29 Smith Brevier typewriter Co 8.90 O. M. Leniger 16.40 U. L. Gordy.... 10.04 Emery Shultz 1.85 Henry Hold &£Co 5.63 U. S. Express Co . .65 Standard Gas Co 16.16 LAW AND ORDER. The Franklin News says : Governor Stuart, iu his address at the dedica tion of the armory at Pittstou paid high tribute to the national guard which he says is a body of citizens en titled to the greatest crodit for giving its time and energy to make the mil itary arm of the State effective. "The guard, as well as the flag," he said, "stands for liberty regulated by law. This country continues to be the asy lum for those of other nations, and i they, like you aud 1, must understand that there is a responsibility connect | ed with American citizenship and that no State or nation can be secure where law aud order do not prevail. The na tional guard is pledged to uphold law and order.'' Three Towns Considered. The American Car aud Fouudry Co. will erect a large plant at an expend iture of $150,000 or $175,000 for the manufacture of tauks for the steel j tank cars. Three towns are beiug con sidered as locations, Milton, Berwick and Madison,lllinois. Milton had been decided upou as the location of the plaut but complications arose which have left the locatiou question uuset | tied aud the order for the material for I the building has been held up. The question is in the bauds of Presideut Frank H. Eaton for decision. A Sad Death. Gertrude, the young wife of Claud ! j linger, Mayberiy township, departed i this life early yesterday morning un ; der very pathetic circumstauces. I The deceased was the daughter of J. ' Madisou Vought.aud was a most high j 1v esteemed women, ller illness was brief. Twin babes survive her death. J The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morniug from the family | residence near Vought's church. Inter I meut will be made iu the cemetery ad- ' ' joining the latter church. mm TRAINS FROZEN UP As a result of tlie wreck at Kuperl tower Tuesday evening, a great mauj trains were frozen up along the Peuusj road|iu this viciuity during Tuesday night and yesterday, one of the worsl congestions ever witnessed on the div ision being the result. Twenty different trains were, frozen up yesterday morning betweeu Mifflin ville and South Dauville, aud unable to move. The wreck caused several trains to bo held up Tuesday night, on each side of Ruport tower, aucf it was not long before the cold froze up theii steam and put them temporarily out of business. The other trains which ap proached from either end of the div ision duriug the night and morning were thus oompelled to coine to a stand, aud they in turn all froze up, until every siding and available track along the stretch named was filled with stalled aud "dead" trains <\s fast as they could become thaw ed out yesterday they were started on their way,but all the passenger trains were very late. The morning aud noon passenger trains were uearlv an hour and a half behind time. As an illustration of the hold-up,one crew which lefr £>uubury Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock, and were sup posed to be back Tuesday night, were still held up yesterday afternoon the men having been away from home ou their train thirty-six hours then, aud still having no idea when they would reach Suubury. SAN JOSE SCALE IN DANVILLE A. W. Stephens, the orchard demon strator, who a o luple of weeks ago en tered upon the work of inspecting fruit trees about order to ful ly determine to what extent the San Jose scale has obtained a foothold 'in Moutour county, has now completed a canvass of all the upper part of the borough South of Market street SVheu seen yesterday he was busy plying his vocation. IIt» says that he finds an abundance aud a fine variety of choice fruit trees growing in town. Of the trees thus far examined, about ten per cent have beeu found to be in fested with the scale. The ravagejjof the pefet is confined mostly to the peach aud plum trees. At 110 place has very much damage been done, but the mere presence of the scale indicates that the fruit trees of town are exposed to great danger, and unless the proper remedy is applied without delay the pest will gaiu a firm foothold aud its extermination will be uext to impossi ble. First Fire in New Capitol. HARRISBURG, Feb. 13 Oue of the heavy velvet, curtains at one of the windows in the private office of Secretary of Internal Affairs Isaac'B. Browu, in the north wing of the new State capitol.caught fire from a lighted cigar which had beeu left on one of the steam radiators and the fire communicating to the window frame, damaged the interior of tjie room to the extent of about SI,OOO. Several of the Harrisburg fire de partment chemical engines responded to the alarm When the firemen ar rived the entire interior of the north wing was filled with bliudiug smoke, The firemeu chopped*a portion of the window frame away aud then got their chemical engines at work ou the blaze. This is the first fire that has occur red iu the uew State Capitol building. The loss is covered by iusurauce, the building having been recently insured for $4,000,000. Sleighing Party. A sleighing party from Danville aud Mausdale was most delightfully enter tained at the hospitable homo of Mr. aud Mrs. Willet Suyder,Tuesday even ing. Refreshments were served. Those present were: Sadie Suyder, Mary Merrell, Nora Cooper, Rachel Feuter macher, Eva Beyer, Mamie Yeager, Lula Yeager, Krnily Lewis, Wilda Pannebaker,Margaret Nephew, Bertha Moser, Fannie Sees, Helen Crossley, Jennie Garnet, Katie Kiuu, Mamie Crossley, Alice Feustermacher, Lib bie Pursel.Kmma Fonstermaeher,John Fruit, John Miller, Freemau Robbius. Reese Merrell, Peter Satidel, George Tanner, Augustus Tanner, Jacob Mill er, Pelagius Miller, Jacob Tanuer, Harry Yeager, John Heller, Charles Snyder, John Foulk,Clark Rishel, War ren Fenstermacher, .Tames Suyder. BAIT AND LAWBOOKS. The Harrisburg Star-ludepeudeut declares that "so mauy game aud fish laws have beeu enacted in Pennsyl vania that the mau who goes out hunt ing or fishing must needs carry with him a lawbook aud a scales and a foot rule, all of which he must put to pra ctical use frequently, else he will break some law whose existence he did not suspect. Indeed, if a man would keop within the laws he should carry a few law books with him all the time It is proposed now toameud the fish I vws In protecting pearl mussels." Death of O. W. Raudenbush. Goortre \V. Raudenbush, a former county commissioner of Northumber land couuty, died at Mt. Carmel ou Friday morning. He was (S3 years old and is survived by a wife aud nine children. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War aud endured the horrors of Anderson prison. A VICTIB Or 1101 William 13reut, a well-known resi dent of the second ward and Vetera: of the lute rebellion,departed this lif very unexpectedly yesterday morning The deceased was ill only a coupl of days, deatli being due to an attac. of pneumonia, which speedily ran it course. lie worked all last week, oc copying liis post as laborer at the pud Vile mill of Howe <st Saniue). fie vut taken with a chill Sunday. Monda; evening he took his Ind. That his con ditiou w as critical was not dreamed o by he family. lie was conscious am rational up to within a few minute of the end. Between 1 and 5 o'clocl yesterday morning lie sat up in bet aud convolved pleasantly with the fan ily. About 6 o'clock he breathed hi last. William Brent was born in Somer sets! lire, England. When he was threi years of age iiis parents emigrated ti America. The family lived for a slior time in Pottsville and other towns ii the coal region, but removed to Dan ville while the deceased was still i mere boy. During the civil war the deoeaset enlisted in Company B, 194 th regi ment, under Captain Winner and a the expirationjsl his enlistment wa houorably discharged. He was a stead industrious man, a good citizen, i dutiful husband aud a kiud indulgeu father. His sterling qualities won foi him the respect of the entire commun ifcy. He was sixty-three years of age ant is survived by his wife, two sous, Ed warl and Arthur, aud two daughters, Mrs. Pearl James and Miss May Brent, who resides at home. Cue brother ami tw» sisters of tlie deceased also sur vive : Joseph Brent of "Lewistown ; Mrs. Jane Kirkham of Flattesmoutb, Neb., and Mrs. Lizzie Lunger, widow of John Lunger, this city. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock, Saturday afteruoou, from the late residence, Mowery street. luter uient in Episcopal cemetery. ] ALL VETERANS PENSIONED. | There are comparatively few sold iers of the civil war who are not yet years of age, so that it may be said Prom last Thursday, when the presi dent signed the service peusiou bill, 3very veteran of the union army| has beeu entitled to a pension, whether he suffered injury or not. If he is 62 years old he receives sl2 a mouth; if !ie is TO he receives SIG a mouth ; if he is 75 he receivess2o a mouth. It is esti mated that this will swell the auuual pension bill anywhere from $6,000,000 ;o $15,000,w00, but that in a few years there will be a heavy decline in ex penditure on that account. There are now 1)85,971 persons on the pension poll, aud in 1906,f0r the first time, the roll showed a falling oil in numbers. )ur pension bill was $188,864,409 last pear. Mill ville Tablet up in Smoke. The two-story framo structure in which is housed the printing office of :he Millville Tablet, was totally de stroyed by lire Tuesday uiglit. The building was owned by J. G. Potter, who was also editor of the Tablet. The printing offices occupied he whole building. Machinery, stock, printing equip ment, in fact everything, is practical y ruined. The paper was to be have jeeu issued yesterday,but the forms all nude up for the press shared the fate )f the rest. The building and equip nout was valued at between SI6OO and 51800; aud insurance to the amount of fBOO was carried. Death of Isaac Levy. Isaac Levy, husbandjof Mollie Levy nee Beusbaeh) died at his home in S T ew York on Sunday the 10th iust. die funeral was held Tuesday at 10 a. n. from Weehawkeu Ferry. Burial ;ook place at Mt. Hope. The decea s ed, whose wife was the laughter of Beujamiu Beusbaeh, was veil known in Danville and the uews )t his death will cause much regret. Services at Rushtown. A very successful seres of evaugel stic meetings by Evangelist Wm. D. !<aumaster, of this city, was complet ed Sunday evening at the Rushtown Presbyterian church. The meetings were largely attended,the good sleigh ng helpiug to swell the attendance, riiere were a number of conversions ind many strengthened in their Christ - an life. New County Bill Passed. Among the bills that have been pass- Mi by the House of Representatives at larrisburg on the first reading is that unking a new county of thelowereud >f Luzerne. Hahanoy'a New Station. The new $30,000 Reading' station at Uahanoy City is completed and is eady to be turned over by the cou ractors, Smith & a Campion, to the joropiuy. A thrilling serial story appears in jvery issue of"THE DAILY PRESS. " :t is oue of many good features. All If news and departments worth while are adequately treated in"THE ?RESS " Buy "THE PRESS" every lay. It insures your getting the best lewspaper. Miss Katie Wertman is visiting rela ives in Catawissa. IS. BELL KILLED I BY THE EARS The grade crossing of the D. L. & a W railroad at the tipper entrance to e the hospital grounds, Saturday morn ing, was the scene of a most shocking e accident, iu which Mrs. Mary K. Bell, k a well known woman of Mahoning s township,lost her life, while the horse • she was driving was killed and.the • sleigh reduced to splinters. s Mrs. Bell.the deceased, was the wife 112 of William M. Bell, who is employed • iu the Dauville Rolling mill,this city, 112 The couple lived ou a farm in Toby 1 Run hollow, which they rcoeutiv pur s chased. Mr. Bell usually completed i his work about i) o'clock in the morn -1 iug aud started for home on foot. It a has beeu customary for some one from s the farm to come to meet him with horse aud sleigh. Mr. Bell seldom - walked very far betore the horse aud i sleigh appeared. Saturday, however. J lie got as far as the hospital for the t insane. 1 Meanwhile his sleigh, drivcu by hit - wife, crossed the D. L. <% W. tracks » at the gas house aud drove along par allol with the railroad until it reach -1 ed the crossing at the entrance to the - hospital ground at the gate house. One t would think that the most natural « course from that point to town would be along the regular township high i way ou the south side of the track, t The woman, however, assuming that r her husband might be ou his way up ■ the railruad, was afraid she would miss him by taking the public road aud uu- I dertpok to recross the track, iuteudiug to drive down through the hospital ground, from where the railroad is in full view ' The train figuring in the accident was the west bound passenger, num ber 715, due to arrive at Dauville at 11.10 a. m. The train was late aud was running at a high rate of speed. The locomotive squarely struck both horse aud sleigh,carrying them forward and hurling the woman on the south side and tho horse un the north side of the track. Both were killed instantly. As soon as the train could be stop ped it backed to the scene of the ac oident. One of the first to join| the crew was William Bell, the husband, who from his position at the lower end of the hospital ground was an eye witness of the terrible affair. Iu a ftatemeut subsequently made Mr. Bell said that lie heard the whistle aud al most simultaneously the collision oc curred. As Jie saw the wreekage toss ed in the air, the horse hurled iu oue direction and the human body in the other, he iuslinctively felt that it was some oue from his farm who had driv en in for him. He hurried forward an(t learned the terrible truth—that it was his wife who was the victim. Mrs 801l did not hear a mark to show auy external injury. Death was undoubtedly caused by internal Injury or the effect of the terrible Bhock and jar. The body was found ono hundred feet west of the crossing, where the sleigh was struck, aud some idea of the force of the impact when the ong iue struck the woman may he gbtain ed when il is stated that the body in alighting struck the ground sixty feet west of the crossing aud from that point ploughed a furrow through the snow forty feet further before it stop ped. The woman to shiehHierself from the cold had put ou a man's overcoat and wore a woolen hood on her head, which heavy protection no doubt ac counts for the fact that the body bore no external injury. The horse lay near ly opposite the woman, the body con taining one gash sufficient to cause death. The wreckage of the sleigh was scattered all along the track. Several hundred feet west of the crossing ou oue side lay the shafttLgudon the oth er side oue of the runners of the sleigh to which clung a remnant of the wo man's woolen hood. The woniau's body was carried into the waiting room at the gate house where Dr. Nebiuger of the hospital staff made an examination. He was convinced that death was instantane ous. In response to summons Justice of the Peace W. V. Oglesby, accompanied by Ohief-of-Police J. C, Mincemoyer, went up to the scene of the accident to determine whether an inquest was necessary or not. He learned the facts as above stated and then arranged an interview with the engineer of train No. 715, which struck the woman. The numbor of the engine drawing the train was 480 and the name of theeug iueer iu charge is John Baird, of j Northumberland. | The same traiu returns up the road j at 2:11 p. in. Accordingly at that hour Saturday afteruoou Justice Oglesby, accompanied by a representative of the American, was on hand at the j station. The engineer having handed j the eugiue over to the fireman entered the passenger coach with the justice aud his companiou and during the run up to the hospital told his story. The engineer said that when he first saw the woman, she had stopped just south of the crossing and appeared to be arranging her hood. At the first sight of her he sounded the whistle ; he had no idea that slie would attempt I to cross. When only the length of three cars 1 from the crossing, he said, to his hor ror, she drove right upon the cross- I iug. He applied the emergency brake, 1 I but was uuablo to check theapeed very ' much in the short distance and the collision occurred as above described. The engineer said lie left Soranton five NlLtfBiSR i) minutes late and lie admitted that he was making good time. After hearing the testimony aiTwell us viewing the body and place of the accident Justice Oglesby concluded that there was no negligence that should be answerable for in criminal court. Mrs. Bell, the victim, was 61 yers of age. Besides her husband she is sur vived by two daughters; Emma, Mrs. Samuel Heimbach, of East Danville, and Naomi, Mrs. Thomas Good, of Toby Run hollow. For many years Mrs. Bell was quite deaf and to this infirmity no doubt in great measure the terrible accident was due. Had she possessed good hear ing she would no doubt have framed of the approaching train. ONE CASE OF EACH REMAINING If will be gratifying to our readers to learn that scarlet fever, several of which were known to exist in Danville at the close of Januarv. has now been practically stamped out, there being but one house under quar antine for that disease, while the case under treatment is only one of scarlet rash. Health Officer B. B. Brown yester day stated that there is also only one houso under quarantine in Danville where diphtheria exists, a fact which would show that the latter dreaded disease has also been well handled by our phj-Riciaus and health officers. The report of the truant officer at the meeting of the school bo&rd on Mouday night showed that 248 pupils were out of school during the preced ing mouth by reason of sickness. Wheher or not the report for the pres 3ut mouth will be more favorable is not known, but it is perfectly clear that contagious diseases of the graver sort will not bo responsible for keep ing pupils out of school. Present Session Will be Long. In the opinion of what is regarded is excellent authority the present ses sion of the Legislature will not come :o an end before July Ist. All of the conditions favor a long »ession. There are hundreds of bills in jommittees already, aud not a fair fraction of them have been considered nany of the most important being left -hat argument may be heard on them. Duly a few Of thns© domamlcd Uy tll«J platforms of the dominant political carries have been considered, and at east half a hundred are locked up in lie desk of the committee chairmen. Some of these bills will halt theatten* ion of ti e Legislature for many hour* ind before they are whipped into ihape and passed they will have to be lissected and examined as uuder a nicroscope. This all takes time. The new capitol investigation com* nittee cannot possibly, in the op'nio* )f the best authorities, report betort Tuue 30th, and until its report is made it is folly to sny when the Legislature ihall adjourn fiually. The accouutants ire busy going over the bills for the lew capitol at present, occupying a *oom in the Auditor General's depart» neut.aud until they are well advanced ;he committee has nothing on which o commence. After the investigation logins it will hardly sit while the -egislature is in session, for the rea ion that every member of the commit* ee is interested, more or less, in leg slation on its way through the var ous stages. Old Fashioned Oulltlng Bee. An old fashioned quilting bee was leld yesterday at the home of Mr. and klrs. James McCrackeu, Valley town hip. The day was very pleasantly pent aud a fiue dinner eujoyed by the allowing guests: Mrs. Elias Wil iams, Mr. aud Mrs. E. J. Beyer, Mr. >ud Mrs. Simon Moser, Mrs. James Mrs. G. Roup aud A. Terrell, of Valley township; Mrs. Re* >ecca Sweeney, of Danville, aud Mr. iUd Mrs. G. W. Johnson,of Riverside. Birthday Party. The home of Mr. aud Mrs. William Ihultz, Sidler Hill, was the scene of a ileasaut party on Tuesday night, got- % en up in honor of Mrs. Shultz's birth lay. A fiue supper was served. The ollowiug were present: Mrs. James Tox, Mrs. Kearus. Mrs. L. R. Walker, Urs. Ed. Tovey.Mrs. J. Kessler, Mrs. Vgnes Walker, Mrs. Charles Wolf and on Charles, Miss Ruth Kearn. Sleighing Party Bntertalned. A sleighing party from this city was lelightfully entertained at the home of drs. Sara Newberry near New Col* imbia, Tuesday evening. Those pres et wore Misses Rosie aud Annie Eng* ish, Bessie and Edua Kapp, Blanche tlorrisou, Jennie Reeser, Sara Everett, J3BS Rouch, Martha and Sara Arn vine. Messrs. Walter Lovett, Carl 3reeu, Edward lies, Richard Butler, George Lewis, Will Mo Williams and timber Arnwine. Refreshments were erved. Inspection Cost S3OO. The inspection of the Berwic*-Nes* opeck bridge will cost Luzerne and Columbia counties S3OO. Three days vere allowed aud the law provides a alary for tlie viewers of flO and mile* ige,with $5 per day for expenses. The ngin&er that accompanies the board eceives $25 per day, mileage and ex »enses. This expense the counties will livide equally. Seriously 111. Mrs. Hatfield Carmauy is seriously 11 with pneumonia at her home at Soaring Creek.