Newspaper Page Text
VOLUME 78 4 ■ UD WHILE COMIC A terrible coasting accident occur red on Abh street shortly after 7 o'clock Tuesday, as tiie result of which two boys sustaiued brokeu limbs aud two others grave injuries of an internal nature. A large bob sled was being used, the front runners of which were steered by a brake wheel. Ou the sled were about, fifteen boys The bob sled shot down the steup hill at an express train rate of Bpeed. Whether the boy who was steering did not properly under stand the apparatus or some defect de veloped in the steering gear, the sled failed to respond as intended and struck a tree just below Spruce street. Under the fearful momentum as the sled ii'trtdeuly stopped the boys were all hurled forvard with fearful velo city. There were agonized cries of pain as the coasters rose or tried to rise to their feet. Three were unable to stand. These were John Mourer.son of Harry Mourer.East Mahoning street; Charles Udelhofen.Jr , of Ash street,aud John Riley, sou of Michael Riley, Railroad street. John Mourer aud John Riley were taken into a residence nearby while Charles Udelhofeu was removed to the home of his parents. Dr. Paules was called to the scene of the acoideut aud gave each of the boys in succession a thorough exami nation John Mourei was found to have sus tained a fraoture of both legs above the knees. One of the limbß bears a double comminuted fracture with a probable dislocation at the hip. The injuries ou the whole are considered very serious. Charles Udelhofeu sustained a fract are of the right leg above the knee, which is complicated with a serious injury to the patella or knee cap. John Reilly has a painful and ap parently serious internal injury in the region of the right hip. It will be neces sary to administer au anaesthetic be fore the boy can be subjected to au ex amination sufficiently searching to locate the trouble. Thomas Rouey, Jr., is another boy, injured internally, but just how bad ly could not be determined that uight The injured boys are all between the ages of 14 aud lit years. Cleaning Boilers. The borough light plant tor a couple of nights past has been shut down for a greater or loss period after l2o'clock —a circumstance which has caused those of our citizens whose avocations leail them on the Btieets after mid night to register a mild protest. An investigation, however, shows that those in charge of the light plaut are doing the best they cau—that the shutting off of light is unavoidable and that in a day or so things will be normal again aud there will be plenty of light. There has been uo light on South Mill. Bloom aud Lower Mulberry streets since Saturday uight owing to the burning of the wire in the regulat or belonging to tlmt oirouit. A now coil was immediately sent for, but there has been uuavoidable delay in its arrival which accounts for uo light on that circuit. A shutting down of the plant after 12 o'clock for two or three hours, which leaves the entire town in dark nesses rendered necessary by the work of cleaning the boilers, at present un der way. The cleaning of boilers is work that dare not be neglected. Ordinarily it should be done three or four times per year,but at the muuicipal plaut "boil er compouud" is used, which dimin ishes the accumulation of scale to such au extent that cleaning of boileis is not necessary of teuer than once a year. Une set of boilers is hardly suffici ent to carry both light plaut ana pumps all night. To ease up matters a little therefore au iuterval is selected after the hour of midnight for ohnfc ting down the light plant. The moou is now becoming a factor in the sky and when the weather is clear the electrio light will not be missed a great deal, especially considering thai the hour is one when few people art out. Freight Wreck on Reading. The P. & R. passenger traiu whir! is due to leave here at II :2!i was yes terday held up a short distance abovt Grovania by a freight wreck. A freight of forty-one cars was run ning ahead of the passenger aud wliei It arrived at the "hog hole", a mill above Grovania au accident, the na ture of which oould not be determiu ed, oocurred, derailing the rear ca and the caboose. The Bloomsburg auuex was rui down to the scene of the wreck am the passengers transferred. The Cats wissa wreck crew cleared up the trac yesterday afteruoou. Reward for Each Horse. Detective Charles White, of York who arrested Levi Rupp for hors stealing, has presented a petition t court asking that the York count commlssiouers be ordered to pay hii S2O reward for eaoh charge preferre against Rupp. A State law gives a re ward of S2O for the appreheusion of horse thief aud as Bupp pleaded guilt to stealing twelve horses White waul «240. The couuty commissioners cor tend that White is entitled to but on reward of #2O. A SAO CASE OF SUICIDE The residents on Grand street Tues day were shocked by a case of suicide, in which the person who took the plunge into eternity was a young wo man from Williauisport visiting in this city. The case had all the ele ments of deep pathos. The victim of self-destruction was young and possess ed of many advantages. She was the idol of foud parents and the center of a wide circle of loving friends. Life with all its alluring prospects was be fore her; nevertheless standing on the threshold of womanhood, unaccount able as it may seem, she preferred death to life aud with a single stroke ended it all. On last Suuday Auna Elizabeth Shuy der, of Williamsport, arrived in this city to visit her sister, Mrs. Frank Hauck, No. 307 Grand street. She was a handsome youug women, 22 years of age, and was employed as saleslady at the notion store of King & Spriuginau No. 24 East Third street. Williams port. The fact developed Tuesday that during her visit here on one oc casion she declared that she would kill herself rathor than return to Williams port There was nothing especially un usual in her manner during her visit here, however,and her remark was not taken seriously. Tuesday morning she received a message from her brother. Max Shny der, of Williamsport, informing her that she was wanted togivo testimony in a certain case on trial in the Ly coming couuty court. She made every preparation to comply. Busuiau Dan iel Shultz was engaged to call at the Hauck home and take her to the sta tion in order to meet the 12.10 Penn sylvania traiu. The busman was promptly on time, but vvheu he arriv ed at the dwelling where the youug lady was staying crepe as a mark of mourning was already hanging on the front door and ho learned that the bus was not needed. In the short interim the uuhappy youug woman, weighed down by some sorrow, procured a pistol and sent a bullet into her heart. It was a terrible blow for the sister to bear, while the tragedy cast a gloom over all that parr of town. Justice of the Peace Oglesby was called to the scene of the sad affair. After viewing the body and the sur roundings aud questioning Mr. aud Mrs. Hauck. brother-in-law aud sister of the dead girl, he concluded that the latter came to her death by her own hand. After the bus had been ordered Miss Shuyder went to her room ostensibly to dress for i..„ trip. Mrs. Hauck was in the act of followiug her up stairs to render assistance when the girl called back! "Do not come up uow." Without thinking very deeply about the request aud what it might imply, the sister obeyed. A minute later, while she yet tarried dowu stairs,the report of a rovolver rang through the house. Mrs. Hauck accompanied by her husband,filled with a dreadful ap preheusion, rushed up stairs and were shocked aud lor rilled to flncl tho poor girl lying upon the floor with a pistol wound in her heart aud the deadly weapon lyi r g by her side. There were still evidences of life, although she was unconscious, but death was fast approaching. The fatal shot was fired at 10:25 o'clock. Ten minutes later the girl was dead. Dr. Patton was immediately called, hut medical help was unavailing, so well-aimed was the bullet that pierced the heart. The unhappy girl had laid down upon the floor aud held the muz zle of the revolver close to her breast over the center of the heart as revealed by the marks of powder found on her dress. The revolver was one owned by Mr. llauck, which was kept iu his bed room. Miss Shuyder was aware of its existence aud for her to obtain posses sion of it was a comparatively easy matter. The suicide is the daughter of Henry Shuyder, of Williamsport. Her broth er, Max Shuyder. was instantly called up by telephone and apprised of the dreadful tragedy. Pomona Heeling Postponed. The committee or Pomona grange, composed of J. W. Lowrie, Mr. Esch bach and Hon. C. A. Waguer, has de cided to postpone the regular quarter ly meeting of the grange from this month to May, the exact time and place to be chosen later. Strawberry Ridge grange on Tues day held a very pleasant weekly meet ing, with the usual enjoyable literary and musical program. Oppose Compulsory Vaccination. The opponents of the compulsory vaccination law are getting busy in some sections. Representative Mine hart, of Franklin county, has been fur nished with a petition fifteen yards in length, asking for the repeal of the law. The petition was from the south end of the county aud contained the names of 890 people, including 229 farmers, 86 school teachers aud nine directors. To Punish Incendiaries. The mutual insurance companies of Lancaster county have organized to de tect,arrest aud puuish all incendiaries and will offer a reward of SSOO in each case. «w.myim> BUT TO TitUTH, TO LiBKBTT ASS UW-HO FAVOE SWAYS U8 AMD M VBAI SHAIJ. i**' DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY, PENN'A, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 15)07 FASI FREIGHT IN BAD WRECK The S. H. & W. branch of the Penn sylvania railroad at Bluff, otherwise known as the Roaring creek siding, about 4 o'clock yesterday morning was the scene of a spectacular freight wreck, in which the track was torn up for a long distance and every car was derailed, four rolling down over the bank into the river. The train which came so nearly be ing wiped out of existence was fast freight L-18, which runs at nearly passenger train speed. The train, which passes through South Danville with out stoppiug,reached Bluff on time yes terday morning. It was bowling along at the usual rate of speed aud had reached a point just west of the tower when a flange broke on oue of the front wheels of the first car. In an instant there was a crash aud rattle of colliding cars that echoed and ro-echoed among the mountains as the iron rails were wrested from the cross ties aud the 28 cars forming the train, oue after auother left the track and, throwu right and left, were dragged over the frozen roadbed by the power ful engine running at high speed. When the locomotive was stopped a scene of confusion aud much destruc tion presented itself. Nothing remain ed on the tracks but the engine and caboose. Four of the cars lay down over the bank in the river. The most of the cars remained upon their trucks but were standing nearly sidewise blocking both main track aud siding. The track was torn up for nearly quarter of a mile; beyond this, it is true, the damage is not so groat as it might have been considering the whole sale derailment of cars, although the wreck is considered unique in that the whole train was thrown from the track. What is equally remarkable is the fact that no one was injured, which was probably due to the circumstance that the trainmen were ridiiig in the caboose or were on the engine. Pursuant to directions two wreck! trains were soon at the scene of the j accident,one coming down from Creasy | and the other up from Suubury. It! was au enormous proposition to get j the road open audit was not until j noon that the wreckage was removed from the sidiug, so that the passenger, traiu due to arrive at South Dauville at 12:10 could get through. The latter train was over an hour late. Previous to the noon traiu the passeugeis were transferred at the wreck,the result be ing that each of the forenoon trains was delaved for nearly an hour. One of the cars of the fast freight was loaded with coke; all the other cars of the traiu carried merchandise. Tuberculosis Hospital. Dr. Cameron Shultz, of this city, has beeu appointed as oue of the 15 charter members of the corporation counected with the new hospital for indigent tuberculosis patients, which it is proposed to erect at Elleuton.this State. The appointments were made by the committee appointed by the Lycoming medical society to promote I the hospital. The fifteen charter members of the hospital corporation iiave been select ed from the couuties for which the hospital is iutemled to be used They are : Lycoming couuty, the committee of the Medical Society composed of Dr. B. H. Detwiler, chairmau, aud Dr. C. W. Youugman, both of Wil liamsport, aud Dr. W. B. Koukle, of Moutoursville : also the Rev. Robert F. Gibson, rector of Trinity Episcop al church, and the Itev. Father John Costello, rector of the Church of the Auuuuciation. Sullivan, Dr W. F. Randal, of Dushore; Columbia, Dr. J. W. Bruuer, of Bloomsburg. Montour, Dr. C. Schultz, of Danville. North umberland, Dr. 11. W. Gass, of Suu bury; Suvder, Dr. B. F. Wagenseller, of Seliusgrove. Union, Dr. G. G. Graff, of Lewisburg; Ceutor, Dr. J. Y. Dale,of Lamout; Clinton, Dr. F. P. Hull, of Look Hnvou. Tioga, Dr. S. P. Hicks, of Tioga. Bradford, tho Hon. C. L. Stevens. Fine Musical Program Rendered. A good sized audience listened to a| flue musical given at the Pine Street! Evangelical Lutlierau church Thurs- j day evening by Mrs. Alice Brooks' Sunday school class. The proceeds were for the benefit of the church. The following program was render ed : Male quartette. Piano Duet—Misses Hattie aud Ruth Kase. Piauo solo—Miss Ada Lore. Mandolin solo—Miss May Sidler. Song—Katheriue Hoffman. Mandolin club. Recitation--Louise Reynolds. Mandolin & guitar—Dudley & Heu ning. Duet—Miss Newbaker and Mr. Van nan. Vocal solo—Miss Bennetts. Duet. Recitation—Miss Kimerer. Vocal solo—Miss Fry in ire. Song—Master Davis Brooks Piauo duet—Misses Sidler and Cloud. Soug—Miss Chestnut. Maudolin & Guitar—Dudley & Hon niug. Piauo duet—Misses Byerly and Sid ler Vocal solo—Miss Frymire. Male quartet. Real ability usually makes a place for itself in the affairs of this world. PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL The committee consisting of Burgess W. J. Rogers, Councilman George B. Jacobs and Solicitor Edward S. Geai hart, representing the borough, which held a conference w'th Health Com missioner Dixon at Harrisburar on Wednesday, presented its report at a regular meeting of council Friday. The report indicates that the health commissioner fully appreciates the unsanitary conditions existing at Dan ville,especially the extent to which the old canal proves a nuisance and a detriment to the town ; also that Dr. Dixon will carefully look iuto the matter and that he promises to assist in getting rid of the old canal. Mr. Jacobs reported that the com mittee met Dr. Dixon aud that while the latter could uot at this time give a decided answer on the plan propos ed, he would recommend that the ap propriation be grauted with the con sideration that whatever is done should be with the approval of the health de partment, and that in tiie meantime he would look into the plan aud send his engineer onto look over the ground. He assured the committee that the department recognized the fact tfiat the abandoned canal is a very bad nuisance and that he would see to it that it be abated and finally that the commissioner thought the commit tee had the proper remedy. The term for which Borough Elec trician Smith was elected expires on March Ist. The electrician was called before council to determine whether he would be willing to serve auother year, if his salary be fixed at $75 per month. The electrician said he would accept the proposition at the above salary, whereupon, ou motion of Mr. Vastine.he was elected for the ensuing year. On motion of Mr. Jacobs it was ord ered that the borough street lights be turned on twenty minutes earlier than has been customary. Mr. Boyer presented a report of the conference with Division Superintend ent Turk, which was held in this city last week, relative to vacating rail road crossing at Cross street, etc. The report of the conference was printed in these columns on the day succeed ing the meeting. Mr. Boyer said Sup erintendent Turk was emphatic in his declaration that lie would not open the vacated crossing unless compelled to do so by the courts. He, however, promised to assist in certain improve ments ou Nicholas avenue, which will make the street which leads through uuder the railroad more desirable. He also assured the committee that Rail road street crossing and other cross ings would be kept open in tiie future. The following members were pres ent: Gibson, Vastine Sweisfort, Rus sell, Angle, Boyer, Dietz and Wood side. The following bills were approved for payment: BOROUGH DEPARTMENT Regular employes $115.00 W. H. Woodside 1.00 John L. Jones. . 1.00 A. C. Amesbury 1.00 Recording Steam Gauge 19.60 James Gibnou .. 9.00 Rumsey Electrical Mfg Co 38.00 Adams Express Co 1.15 Garlack Packing Co, 13.38 Washington Fire Co .45; Labor and hauling 47 25 I Joseph Lechuer... 1.40 U. S. Express Co .25 WATER DEPARTMENT. Regular employes I 157.00 P. H. Foust 80.40 James Gibson 7.50 W. H. Woodside 1.00 I John L. Jones 1.00 iA. C. Amesbury. 1.00 U. S. Express Co ' .80 j Fred R. Miller Blauk Book Co 4.75 I Harrison Bros & Co 138.52 Gorlack Packing Co 42.94 P. & R. Coal & Iron Co 2(57.44 Friendship Fire Co 21.41 Washington Fire Co 19.70 Joseph Lechuer 48.57 P. H. Foustt 85.45 Will Establish Cement Works. Tiie securing of an option ou the • Henry Lazarus farm at Grovania yes terday practically assures the establish ! meut at Grovania by James E. Ileic j hard, of Bloomsburg,of a large cement works. Mr. Reichard is well known in this section. He now owns and has cou ducted with much success for some time the limestone quarry at Grov ! ania, | The securing of an option on the | Lazarus place is but one step in the .direction of Mr. Reichart s intentions, as he has already secured options on a I number of other lime stone bearing ! properties in that vicinity. | Chemists who have examined the j quality of limestone produced at Grov-" ania state that cement can be manu factured from it that will be the rqual if not the superior of auy cement uow produced in the country The enterprise which Mr. Reichard | contemplates is by no meatfs small. He | 1 inteuds to ultimately erect a plant j that, will occupy hundreds of hands, .an 1 oue that will tiausform tho vill age of Grovauia into a bustling com munity. The plant will be modern iu j every detail. Mr. Ruichard's enterprise | is sufficient warrant for the success of I the proposition. The extensive lime | stone business which he now conducts | is entirely the work of his own hands and attests his skill as a business man. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS Mr and Mrs. Heber D. Miuier, of Suubury, spent Sunday with friends in this city. Calvin Keefer, of Suubury, spent Sunday with friends in this city. Mrs. Walter Fields spent Saturday with friends in Oatuwissa. Joy Brader, of New York City, is spending a few days at the home of Dr. and Mrs. P. E. Harpel, Forry street. E. T. Mateer, of Altooua.spent Sun day with friends in Dauvilh*. Reuben Boyer.of Wilkes-Barre,spent Sunday with his family on Honey moon street. Miss Lou West left yesterday for au exteuded visit with Dr. Ray in Phila delphia. Robert M. Jacobs left last evening for a visit with friends in Alleutowu. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel VauKirk loft yesterday for a visit with friends in Baltimore. Mrs. Gertrude Ellis, of Kingston, is visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. I. T. Pattou, Mill street. The Misses Floreuce and Bessie Reich and Daniel Hahu, of this city, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reich, Maiioning town ship. Swindle Story From Shamokin. Adam Beimau, who owns a farm near Dauville, in Montour couuty, es caped one of the slickest confidence games that was ever attempted. Beimau went to Shamokin Monday uight aud was met at tho train by the three men, who were the promoters of a daring game to fleece the old man. Tue farmer tells his story in this wise : About a month ago he received a letter statiug that Wells & Co. had been secretly making a survey of his laud aud had discovered oil in it. They asked him to come to Shamokin to make arrangements for its purchase The letter was signed "P. J. Jen nings." It told Beimau to write tho parties in New York when lie would come on here and that he should wear a yellow ribbon ou his lapel so that they would kuow him. The farmer weut unsuspectingly and he was given the glad hand as he alighted from the train Monday night. Ho savs the men, all splendidly dressed and handsome fellows, took him in the waitiug room and said they had to catch a train soou and would do their business there. The confidence men told him that there was no doubt that there was oil on his property and that they represented a firm who would bny it at the fabulous sum of SIOO,OOO. They said the farmer must post s'2oo as an evidence of good faith and to cover the necessary expenses and all would come off as promised. Beiuiau told them ho only had SSO with him hut that he would bring the other Saturday or that they could meet him at his farm. The confidence men wanted to take his SSO but he refused to give it up. Tuesday morning before going back home he consulted a lawyer who ex ploded the game of the three crooks and the farmer was thus saved not only his S2OO but doubtless a much larger sura. —Shamokiu Daily News. Pleasant Surprise. A pleasant surprise party was given on Monday evening at the homo of Mrs. L. F. Chesnut, Front street, in honor of her daughter, Helen's 13th birthday. Among the amusements was a beau contest in which Miss Clara Beyer won first prize, Miss Margaret Flanagan second and Master Reed Smith third. Refreshments were serv ed. Those present were: Misses Helen Seidel, Florence Chambers, Clara Bey er, Emily Prout, Edith Shepperson, Ethel Roat, Edna, Mabel and Olive Uoat, Lucretia Berger, Margarot Flau agau, Pearl Chambers, Grace Cooper, Katherine Evans, Messrs. .Tames Evans, Joseph Hess, Gorman Chesnut, Heed Smith, Frank Gearhart, Howard Morrison Jesse Gulick, Frank Roat, Bertou Cornell, Mr. aud Mrs. G. W. Koat, Mr. ana Mrs. Warren Roat and sou George, Mrs. William Roat, Mrs. Thomas Evaus, Mrs. William Evans, Mrs. Edward Cornell, of Suubury. Catawissa mils to Resume. James B. Watson, of this city, who was appointed receiver of the Cata wissa Paper Mills Co., the failure of j which embarrassed a Freelaud bank j last spring, has been granted permis sion by Judge Archbald to make an experimental lease of the mills for six mouths. The lease is to be placed with a company organized by D. O. Beck- j ley, of Bloomsburg, who was interest ed in the old ooncern, whose notes were held by the Freelaud bank. The arraugeraeut was made upon the sug gestion of Mr. Beckley audit is to be hoped that the business may yet be again placed on a firm footing. Party From Bloomsburg. The fallowing party from Blooms burg enjoyed a trip to this city yester day, partaking of a fine dinuer at D. B. Hoddens' restaurant: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moore, Mr. aud Mrs. Joseph Keller, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. White, Mr. and Mrs. H. V. White. Dr. aud Mrs. J. ,T. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fletcher, Mr. aud Mrs. A. L. Fritz, Mrs. John Cope. WHAT COULD 1 ACCOMPLISHED It will be with extreme regret that tho poople of Dauvillo will, learn that the American Car and Fouuday com pany, which has been castiug about for a site ou which to build a large plant for the manufacture of steel tanks, has given Danville the go-by and selected a town still more remote from Berwick. When the item appeared in the News ia t Tuesday setting forth tho facts i.i the case everybody became very hope ful aud couldn't see how Danville with its excellent shipping facilities and its dismantled steel plant could fail to ap peal to the Car ami Fouudry company. Especially were the people hopeful, as they were encouraged to believe that, the board of trade had again got busy I aud was making strenuous efforts to laud a new industry. It is true no nieetiugs wore held that pointed directly or indirectly to the new tauk plaut projected by the Am erican Car aud Foundry company, but j no one could believe that a|wide awake board of trade would permit such au opportunity to pass without exerting itself and took the view that the mem bers wore doing some quiet work to bring the advantages existing at Dau ville to the notice of the company. If the results may be taken as a criterion little, if anything, was done and the industry lias been lost. There is very niuoh about this affair to discourage people who really want to see our town grow. Many are be ginning to ask the question whether there is any determined or sustained effort put fortli to bring new indust ries to town. The disappointments that repeatedly occur fall the most keenly ou the business poople, wiiose success depends on industrial development, which means increased patronage. lii view of these facts would it uot be a good thing for the merchants of town to effect an organization. Not only would the merchants be in a position to protect their own interests in mauy ways, but in a broader sense could labor for the advancement and protection 01 the town's business in terests. It would prove a baud of de termined and untiring workers with an eye singly to business—one that | would steer in a straight course for i new industries and as such it would • prove a potent auxiliary to the board of trade. The idea is not a new one.it is true, as it has been discussed for the last year or more. But the present.it seems, when new industries may be had for the asking, as it were, should be the proper time for business men to con sider the matter of organization very seriously and if possible to get togeth er, doing something that will give Danville its tull share in the general I prosperity that is prevailing. '' Funeral of William Brent. William Brent, whose death occur- • red Wednesday, was consigned to the grave in the Episcopal cemetery Sat urday afternoon. The funeral, which took place from the family residence, J Mowery street, at 3 o'clook, was very < largely attended. ] The services were conducted by Rev. 1 L. D. Ulrich. The pall bearers were 1 chosen from the employes of Howe & < Samuel, who attended the funeral in a ' body. They were as follows: Frank I Armes, Frank Heirn,George Gibbony, i William Diinmick, Jacob Burger and : Leauder Richer. ] The employes of Howe & Samuel, sorno forty in number, each carried a carnation, which, as they took a last look at the deceased,they deposited on the oasket. The deceased was a veter an of the civil war and in honor of his memory a representation of Goodrich post, No. 22, G. A. R., attended the obsequies in a body. The following persons from out of town attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brent, Miss Letitia Brent and Edward Brent,of Lewistown; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lesherand daughter, 1 Martha, of Lewisburg; Mrs. Lewis AyFQfi,Mrs. William Shutt, of Milton; Miss Rebecca Poyer, Mrs. Abram Rog ers, Miss Verna Rogers, Mrs. Joseph Sober, of Suubury ; Miss Alice Lam berson, Miss Kate Baylor, of Cata wissa; Mr. and Mrs. William Ander son, of Rushtowu. Y. H. C. A. Team Defeated. Iu a close and exciting game at the armory Saturday evauiug the Danville Y. M. 0. A. basket ball team was de feated by the Buckuell sophomores by the score of 27 to SO. Both teams put up gilt edge ball from start to finish. The feature of the evening was the goal shooting of Pet ers, making 10 out of 26 points for the locals. During the second half Kase. j one of the Buckuell guards was ruled off the floor for fighting The line-up. i DANVILLE. BUCKNELL. ! Petors . forward O'Brieu i Welliver forward Ritter , Edmondson. center Owens I guard Kase !Ro guard . . Ogden guard Hallman Goals from the field: Peters 6, Ed mondson 1, Roberts 1, Owens 7, O'- Brien 3, Ritter 2, Goals from fouls : Petors 7, Edmondson I, Kase 1, Rob | erts 1, O'Brieu 3. ' The Dauville Y. M. C. A. reserves I [and the Bloomsburg Normal reserees' played a short game before the regular game of the evening, which resulted 4 in a score of 10 to 14 in favor of the isitors. AN OLD RESIDENT PASSES AWAY Augustus Zehndor, a well-knowu resident,departed this life at the Hod dens house Saturday morning, after a short illness due to a complication of diseases. The deceased was ageil sevouty-six years,eight months aud ten days. Dur ing several years prior to his death he grow very infirm. His last illness, how ever, covered a period of only two weeks. It was uot until Friday night that his case grew really alarming. As quickly as possible word was sent to each of his children. George Zehnder, oue of the sous who resides at Ber wick, was the first to arrive aud was present when his father breathed his last, which occurred at 10:45 o'clock. I Augustus Zehnder was born at Cata wissa at what was fcnown as McKel vey's mill. He was a miller by occupa tion and as such was widely known, being identified at one time or other in his life with several well-kuown milling establishments in this and ad joining counties. The deceased built the flouring mill at South Dauville, for many years in charge of J. B. Laidacker aud at pres ent being remodeled by the Hauey- Frazier compauy. He was for several vears in charge of that establishment. He also conducted the steam grist mill ou Church street, this city, the stone structure, which is still standing,being one of the landmark's of town. During war times he was in charge of John son's mill at Northumberland. He is best remembered by the farm ers of central Montour county as the miller at Geringer's mill near Wrash ingtonville. Another near-by mill, which he built and operated for about four years, was the mill on the DePue farm at Kipp's run. Previous to this he had charge of Haas' mill at Sun bury and at a still earlier date of Shu man's mill at Maiuville. He was also in charge of the mill at Beach Haven for several years. He finallv retired from the milling business and embarked in the lumber business in West Virginia, continuing thus employed for about ten years. For some time past he has been living retired aud has spent a great deal of his time in this city and vicinity. For a couple of years proceeding death he lived at the Heddens house. He was a genial kindly man,esteem ed for his many excellent traits of character. His pleasant disposition along with his extended experience re lating to men and things, made his companionship very agreeable and he will be much missed at his favorite haunts. The wife of the deceased died In this oity eight years ago. Three sons aud two daughters survive: George Zehuder, of Berwiok; Charles H. Zehnder, of Philadelphia; aud E. M. Zehnder, of Scrantou; Bertha (Mrs. : Douley) of Pittsburg, aud Alioe (Mrs. Lyon) of Norfolk, Va. Favorable to Appropriation. Dr. E. E. McAdoo and Thomas Brown, members of the appropriations committee of the State legislature, ! paid a visit to Dauville Tuesday for I the purpose of inspecting the hospital for the insane. If the impressions re ceived by these two members as to the ueeds of the institution have any weight with the other legislators.then tuere is no doubt but that the appro priation asked for to make improve ments will be granted. The bill appropriating $389,300 to the hospital passed the legislature on first reading last week. Before taking further action on the bill the approp riations committee desired to have positive information concerning the hospital. Hence the visit Tuesday by Dr. McAdoo and Mr. Brown represent ing the committee. The kind of a report they will make is scarcely a matter of doubt. Before leaving the hospital they expressed Themselves as impressed with the urg ent necessity for all the buildings and improvements provided for in the bill making the appropriation and their whole manner went to show that what they discovered was favorable to the passage of the bill in an unmodified form. The trustees and others are en couraged to believe that the institution j will receive the full $389,300. Hiss Newbury's Record. Miss Nell Newbury, a senior in the commercial department of the local high school, has broken its record in short hand writing by taking two Hundred words, new matter, in one minute, with only one eror. It :? customary in the local school to have tests at intervals to discover what reoord can be made. The average rate of speed attained by students just graduating ranges from 100 to 150 words per minute. In view of this Miss Newbury's reoord is little short of remarkable. The nearest that any of the other students of the commerci al department have attained to Misß Newbury's record is 180 words per minute. The high school employs the Pit manic system,which is considered one of the best. The world's record in short hand writing is held by an Eng lishman and is 250 words per minute for ten minutes. There are sixty-nine on the roll in the commercial department of the high sohool. Miss Ne wbury is in her third year as student. The plodder often makes as brilliant achievements as his quicker brother. NUMBER 21 I HOSPITAL APPMAII There is a groat deal of interest felt by the people of this locality in the act appropriating $389,300 to the hos pital for the insane, which passed on , its first reading last Thursday. The air is full of conjecture as to what modifications, if any, will be made on i the bill on further reading. Its final passage in any shape means a vast amount of work at the hospital for the I insane in the very near future —prob- ably next summer. | The one feature of the bill, which ; affects Danville as a town is the ap- I propriation of SIB,OOO for the purpose I of providing additional means for the disposal of sewage. The "additional means" is nothing less than the con structing of a sewer in the canal to connect with the borough's sewer at the aqueduct. While it is true that before thin j item becomes available the system and j plan will have to be approved by the State board of health, yet as shown by the report of the committee that visit ed Harrisburg last week, Health Oom- I missiouer Dr. Dixon was favorably enough impressed with the proposition to recommend the appropriation, an far as it goes, and promised to send an engineer here to look over the ground. Shonld the canal bo sewered as pro posed it will not only abate the nuis ance now existing in the old water way, but will give our town the bene fit of additional sewerage. Each of the items of the appropria tion is followed with a statement that the money is not to become available until the plans and specifications are approved by the governor. It is said that the object of tying up the money in this manner by the house appropria tions committee is to make it impossi ble for those in charge to employ any other stylo of building than that ap proved by the governor. The bill making the appropriation of $389,300 indicates that the recom meudatious of Chairman Walton and one of the noted alienists that the en tire institution be torn down and re built along more approved lines has not been adopted, even if seriously considered. At the same time it is made as plain as words can convey the idea that those buildings that are to be erected will have to conform with modern ideas as to the housing and care of the insane Work of ihe Legislature. There are times when it becomes necessarv to urge legislative bodies to get a move on ; times when lethargy instead of industry prevails in the halls of legislation, and times when one or both houses are, or appear to be, obstructive. And there are other times when insistence upon haste in legislation is a mistake. How best to discriminate between the times for haste and the times for deliberation cannot be governed by any rule yet discovered. The legislature of Pennsylvania hat been in session seven weeks, and be cause only one measure has been pass ed finally there is much complaint of slowness of the lawmakers, coupled with demands that somebody take charge of them and see that something be done directly. Nevertheless it is generally understood that the first three weeks of the sessiou,at the close of a gubernatorial term, shall be prac tically devoid of legislation, and therefore nothing is done until the new governor has been inaugurated. That takes two weeks away from the i formidable seven.. It is quite true, however, that the reform measures promised to the people are moving along slowly. If there is no intention to bunco the people toward the close of the session with assertion that there is insuffici ent time for the enactment of all the reform bills, nothiug will be lost by reason of deliberation. There is no in terest suffering because of slowness on "the hill." There is no necessity for extraordinary haste or for the railroad ing of legislation. There must be time for debate on every important bill on the calendars. The gag rule must not be invoked, if it takes all summer to dispose of myriads of bills that have been or will be introduced. Sparrow Investigation. This is the era of investigation by the legislature, and now the English sparrow is under the ban. He is to be investigated, it being alleged that he does much mischief to growing crops and fruit. And he is not only to be in vestigated, but he is to be exterminat ed, if Dr. Surface and his agents, aot ing as a grand jury, find a true bill against him. In the house last week there was reported from committee the bill appropriating SI,OOO to investigate the sparrow, aud State Economic Zo ologist Surface will if the bill be comes a law, establish a number of stations in a number of counties dur ing the coming summer and note the ravages of the bird that was brought from Euglaud to exterminate the worms on trees. SIDEWALK CUSPIDORS. WilliamsDort people are taking an unusual stop to check spitting on the streets. The people up there claim that the policemen do not pay attention to the anti-spitting law aud now it is ' proposed to place cuspidors along the [sidewalks and to put up signs request ing people to use them in the interest of publio health.