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VOLUME 78 MMERS EMPLOYED People generally would f uo doubt, be much interested to know just how many wage earners are employed in Danville. For the enlightenment of all,speaking authoritatively,the Intel ligencer is able to state that the number of people employed apd hold ing regular positions in our town is considerably over two thousand, five bundled. To -begin with the Heading Iron ooaipanj, taking in the big mill and the Danville rolling mill, employes in ronnd numbers 800 meu. The Struct ural Tubiug works follows next with 414 men on its pay roll. The stove works is next in order with 180 meu. The Danville ..Foundry and Machine company employs 150 meu Howe & Samuel's puddle mill has 78 men on its pay roll. F. Q. Hart-man employs 424 people—364 at his silk mill in Danvilld and 60 at his new plant in Riverside. At the kuittiug mill 200 people are employed. Bloch and Beuz bach have 90 people on their pay roll. There are n large number of other per sons employed about town. Besides the minor industries, such as the sus pender factories of Julius Heim and Simou Dreifuss. the dressmaking and similar establishments must be taken into consideration. There are a good many salespeople employed in the dif ferent stores. The blacksmith aud wagon makiug shops, the printing offices milling establishments,the rail roads aud the offices oi the various in dustries would probably aggregate oue hundred male wage earners, which should be added to tlie number above. Over and above all there are 235 em ployes at the hospital for tlie insaue, wno, while not distinctively residents of Dauville, in a large measure give their patrouage to our stores aud thus help to support the town. A safe es timate would place the number of able bodied men working aud earning good wages iu Dauville at not less than two thousand. Not .vithstauding, there is not a sufficient number of workmeu in Dan ville toman all our industries. A geutlemau in touch with the situa tion, Saturday, remarked that one hundred more good, steady men eould find desirable positions iu Danville. Not only are the industries embarr assed for the want of hands, but when ever there is any extra work to be done about town it is impossible to get the help needed. This was well illas trated during the recent ice harvest when dealers were much handicapped for want of help. Fire In School. The usual quite of Washingtouville was disturbed yesterday shortly after noon by the borough school boll giv ing the alarm of fire. People running to the scene found the blaze to be located in the Perry 1 township school house, which is locat ed just cross t l »e street from the Wash ingtonville school. The pipe leading from the heater, had become too hot during the noon recess, and set fire to the timbers in the loft. When the began to ar- 1 xive. the building was filled with 1 smoke. Nothing daunted, the voluute- ' er firemen of NVashingtouville manned the buckets, and began dashing water on the flames in such large quantities and with such telling effect that the fire was soon under control. The damage is estimated at about twenty-five dollars. Will Take Oath Honday. Congressman-elect John G. McHeury leaves Benton for a business trip to day and will be at Washington on Monday to be sworn int) office ai » member of the houee of representa tives. On Monday all newly elected con gressmen will be sworu iuto office. Congress theu adjourns for this ses sion, and the new members will ac cordingly not take their seats uutil the next session iu December, unless a special session should bo called before that time. It is njt the iutention of Mr. Mc- Henry's family togo to Washington to reside when congress opens next winter. While inauy of the congress men and senators take their families to the national capital and make their residence there Mrs. McHenry and son will remaiu at their home in Bentou, preferring not to make the change to Washington. Shut Down at Nine O'clock. The borough light plant last night closed dowu at 9 o'clock. The full moon shone out of a cloudless sky and together with the snow on the grouud ! rendered it quite bright enough to get along without artificial light. If it re mains clear the plant will bo shut down for a corresponding period to night. It is a singular fact that no matter how much light is afforded by the moon thee are many persons whomiss the electric light and are timid and nervous on the streets without it. It is on such nights as these that the night watchmen render kind service to belated townpeople by escorting them along lonely thoroughfares where the imagination is apt to conjure up bogies and highwaymen. Theoulyoue* who will suffer a hard fhip as a result of pure food require- are those who deal in the im ingredients A Wll FOR DANVILLE j The Intelligencer has a veritable surprise for its readers *his week which is nothing less than the fact that a hospital for Danville, the ne cessity for which has been so vigorous ly urged iu several directions of later has already become a reality. It tran- | spire* that while our citizeus were looking torward to the establishment of a hospital as a dream tope realized at the expeuse of a hard struggle and much self-sacrifice a broad minded aud philanthropic citizen of Danville was quietly working, diligently planning aud providing for a magnificent hos pital as a gift to the towu, so that man.v mouths ago. not only was the laud purchased for the site, but the plans for the building were perfected. The gentleman presenting the hos pital is not working for applause—not impelled by any vain glorious desire. He, therefore, insists that in giving a description of the hospital to be pre- ' sente<l his uaiue be withheld from the public. Suffice it to say that he i9 one of Danville's leading aud most public spirited citizens, a man of weighty in terests, who is admirably situated to judge of the needs of our town as they relate a public hospital. Ho has been laboring on the proposition for oue year and a half—first selecting and purchasing the ground aud then per fecting the plans for the building. Iu the latt c r it has beeu his aim to : produce a hospital, which iu point of commodiousuess, arrangemeut and sanitation will be as nearly a model as possible. All the more recently con structed hospital buildings of this soc tiou have been examined to determine j wliac is the best aud most satisfactory in the way of appointment, and ar raugemeut. The proposed hospital will emboJy all that is approved and pro ductive of the best results iu the in stitutions examined. Ground will be broken aul work ou the hospital will be comuieuced early next spring. When the building is completed it will be presented to Mon tour couuty. There will be but one re- j strictiou. The building will be turned over to the town with the understand ing that the Doard of trustees is to be made up of six physiciaus aud six bus iness meu of town. The locatiou of the hospital will uot at preseut be made kuowu. The site purchased is an admirable oue, aud contains eight lots, centrally lo cated, iu oue of the most salubrious aud beautiful spots that our towu af fords. The aim is to make the institu tion not distinctively a hospital, but a health retreat as well, hence the name selected as will bo seeu by the draft is "The Ark Haven Sanitarium" j The hospital will be built of brick. Tne froutage is 138 feet. Iu addition to the easterly aud westerly wings, shown in the draft, there is a souther ly wiug in he rear of the buildiug, 75 feet deep Iu an emergency the hospital as plauued cau accommodate forty pa- J j tieuts, although the number of beds ! installed to begin with will probably | bo less than half that number—only as , many as aro required to meet demands I under normal conditions. The east- j erly wiug will constitute a ward lor meu; the southerly wing, a waid for I women. The westerly wing will cou taiu a series of eight bright, cheery | private rooms looking out toward the sunset aud taking in a wide sweep of romantic scenery, an ideal haven for the sick. Each anuex will have connected with .it a sun parlor. The central buildiug, two stories high, will be i taken up by the main corridor, physi ciau's office aud drug room. The sec ond story will contain three nurses' rooms, a capacious office for the trus tees, aud the couuty medical society, also a room for consultation over spec ial cases. The lauudries, kitchens aud dining rooms will be ou the ground floor of the main buildiug. The operating room, the most couveuieut aud best arrauged that cau be devised, will oc cupy the cove at the end of the easter ly wing. The cost of the hospital buildiug, based on the architect's estimate, will uot be loss than $12,000. This, of course, the towu has nothing to do with.The task which the citizens will have to address themselves to will be the maintenance of the institution. This may not constitute such a heavy burden as some suppose. Iu the fir.st place, in planning the institution care was taken to keop it-i size down to what is commensurate with presout needs aud moderate growth of the town. It is cited that where hospitals prove burdensome to a municipality in nearly every instance they are built out of all proportion to the size and needs of the town andj community. The cost of maintaining our hospital, uuder the modest scale proposed, ac cording to several estimates made Sat j urday. should not bo much, if any, , above |3OOO per year. I Primarily the aunual maintenance lof the institution will have to come i 1 from the whole body of citizens. How easily the cost can be met will very readily appeal when it is stated that ' Dauville has over 2 500 wage earners 1 employed at present, all of whom will > benefit alike by the spleudid charity. , A trifle over a dollar per year as au average contribution trom working ' people would pay the bills accruing 1 at the hospital and what man, woman or child would begrudge tlio contribu tion. To provide for all emergencies, 1 that there may be always rnouev on hand, first of all some of our cUizouh * will be asked to contribute to a hos • • pital fund, which should uot be lesfi than several thousand dollars. "PUtDQHB BUT TO TBCTH, TO LIBKBTT 15D LAW—WO FAVOR SWAYS U8 AHP NO «A« ATA A**" DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY, PENN'A, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1907 SCHOOL DOARD MEET! A Very fine entertainment, interest ing and of great educational value, will be given iu Dauville iu the near future under the auspices of the pub lie schools Professor O. Oliver Pow ■ ers appeared beforo the school board | Mouday aud obtaiued permission, with the help of the schools to present his fine illustrated lecture "Where the Other Half Lives." Professor Powers iu 9tatiug his plan explained that, while he receives the assistance of the pupils iu sellng tick ets he repays the schools bv sharing with them the proceeds of the lecture. "Where the Other Half Lives" has to do largely with tenement life of New York aud Bostou.but not wholly so, as iu contrast with the scenes of poverty and desolation are presented parks ami gardens as well as the palatial homes of the multi millionaires. The plan adopted is to give each ' pupil of the schools oue 25 cent ticket to sell, in return for which the child receives a 10 cent ticket for the same lecture,free. This, of course, does not result in the sale of a ticket in every instance,but Prof. Powers' experience has shown that enouirli tickets are sold in every instauce to guarautee a good sized audieuce, one which will suffici ently repay the lecturer aud guarautee each of the schools a snug sum as its share. On motion of Dr. Harpel it was ordered that Prof. Powers' proposition be accepted and the schools be permit ted to co-operate with him as desired. The lecture will be delivered on March 22ud or 23rd. J. Newton Pursel and D. Aust Lutz, dolegates to the directors' department of the State Educational association, held at Harrisburg, each presented au extended report. They were much pleased and edified by the sessions. They found the trend among advanced educators at present to be toward high er salaries, manual training, domestic science aud agricultural studies in the high school. I On motion of Mr. Orth, Borough Superintendent Gordy was directed to purchase a trausit to be used by the trigonometry students in exercises of plain surveyiug aud civil engineering. j In the abseuce of W. J. Burus.chair *inau. Juoob Fischer was elected presi dent pro tem. Other members present were Orth, Pursel, Hariug, Fish, Trumbower, Hoiss, Groue,Harpel aud Lutz. The following bills were approved for paym» nt: J. H. Cole . . $21.95 William Miller .. .. 2.50 Danville Stove & Mfg Co 2 00 D. Aust Lutz .. . 980 J. Newton Panel 9 8 > F. P. Startzel 80 Say Danville Wants Convention. A mistaken idea is going the rouuds of the State press. For several mouths items have been appeariug in the newspapers iu this section which state that Danville next June will make a stroug bid to have the couveutiou of | the Six Couuty Firemeu's association I meet in this city in 1908. I At the couveutiou in Bloomsburg I I last June the Four Couuty association 1 was enlarged into a Six Couuty as i sociatiou by the admission of Montour and Northumberland counties, and a committee was appointed to wait up on the companies of the two new I counties to present the matter of joiu- I iug the organization to the companies. , The committee appointed at that time has never done any very strenuous work, aud as a consequence uoue of the Dauville fire compauies have as yet become affiliated with the Six ' Countv association. luasmuch as none of the companies of this city are members of the as sociation it is hardly likely that Dau ville would be going to the next con vention iu Juue with the idea of try " iug to secure the 1908 convention for this city. Report of Grand Jury. ! I To the Honorable Judges of the Court of Quarter sessions of Moutour couuty: The grand jury having performed its duty to the best of its ability begs \ leave to submit the following report: F We have inspected the couuty jail > aud courthouse. We recommend the 1 following repairs: J At the jail, repairs to the celler floor; two rooms and hall repaperei; P • new linoleum tor sheriff's office; new & carpet for main hall. I j At the courthouse, the hot water J pipes iu the cellar should covered I I with asbestos or some other gooo non -0 conductor. Respectfully submitted, F H. E. TRUMBOWER, Foreman, t 1 Burns Cause Death of Child. After suffering for over two days from the effects of horrible burus, - Ruth Vossler, the 3-year-old daughter » of Mr. aud Mrs. George Vossler, of 0 Suubuiy, died at 9 :30 o'clock yoster e day moruiug v On Mouday morning the little girls' y dress caught fire from the lamp of iier I* , fatl er's chicken brooder, \ttractcd by II j her screams, her mother rushod to the '• ' rescue and by rolling her iu the suow. u | succeeded in extinguishing the fliinio. s g i which enveloped her from head tc n | foot. The child was horribly bnrued i-1 iu every part of her body au*' deatli jj I was only a question of time. 18 The man who comes to the point it gouerally a favorite with business peo pie. 'PERSONAL i PARAGRAPHS Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cromwell, of Philadelphia, spent Saturday at the home of the former's mother, Mrs. Mary Cromwell, Bloom street. Miss Florence Trumbower, of Phil adelphia, spent Sunday at the homo of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Trumbower, East Market street. Harry School), student at Susque hanna university, Selinsgrove, spent Suuday at the home of his parents, Mr. auo Mrs. F. G. Sclioch, East Market street. Mrs. Frank Keefer and children, Arthur and Estella, returned to their home ou Piue street Sunday after a visit with relatives in Berwick. Walter Lovett returned Suuday evening from AUentowu, where he at tended the meetings ot the State Y. M. C. A. convention. Miss Beulah Stoeley, of Lewistown, is the guest of Miss Martha Brawn, West Mahoning Btreet. Miss Katheriue and Master Jesse Guyer have returned to Clark's Greeu after a visit at the home of Mr. aud Mrs. Benjamin Cook, Vine street. Mrs. C. W. Linder and children, of Muncy.are visiting at the home of the formet's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erwiu Hunter, Church street. Miss Rachel Mettler aud a few of her friends, from Dickinson seminary, were pleasantiv entertained for a few days this week at the home of Miss Mettler's parents at Logan Run. Mr. aud Mrs Harold Heller and dangther arrived last evening from AUentowu. Mr. and Mrs. Heller will make their home on Ash street. flilk Wagon In Runaway. Norman Beyers, the milkuiau, mot with a ruuaway Saturday moruiug, iu which his wagou was badly wrecked, his milk was spilled aud he suffered a loss of some fitty dollars. Mr. Beyers was makiug his usual round aud somewhere about Railioad aud Grand streets left the wagou to serve a customer, when the horses took fright and ran away. They dash ed up Railroad street as fast as they could go. At Front street they turn ed to the left, but iu rouudiug the corner they turned too short aud the wagon upset. The rattliug of the milk cans as they rolled over aud the cou teuts poured out served to increase the horses' fright, and dragging the overturned wagon after them, they dashed down Front street, if possible, faster tliau before. At Iron street tiiey turned up toward East Market street, at the corner coming into contact witli a post or some other, obstacle, which wrecked the top very badly. At East Market street, still drag ging the wagou. which by this time was little better thau a mass of wreck age, the team turned westward oue of the horses takiug the tar pavemeut and the other the gutter. Iu this posi tion, before running very far, they were stopped by a tree, oue horse liaugiug on one side aud the other horse on the other side. The team was seized aud held uutil Mr. Boyer ap peared ou the scene. The man was nearly out of breath aud was lugging with him two empty milk cans. The wagon was nearly new, but lit tle more remained of it after the acci dent than the running gear and the lower part of the box. It was taken to Hunt's wheelwright shop for re pairs. Birthday Anniversary. The 38 birthday anniversary of Elias Williams was pleasantly celebrated at his home iu Valley township yester day by a number of his frieuds Those present were: Rev. C. D. Lerch, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. A. Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McCracken, Mr. aud Mrs. Levi Festermacher, Miss Rachel Festermacher, Mr. aud Mrs. Robert Corelison, Miss Winifred Cor uelisou. Mrs. Normau Beyer, Mr. aud Mrs. Geo. Boyer ohildreu Sidney aud Ida, Mr. aud Mrs. Samuel Fausey, sou Clias. Clara Cope aud Anna Murray, Rosa Williams, Ohrissie Frazier, Mrs. I Robert Farnsworth, Mrs. Edward j Frazier, Mr. aud Mrs. Enoch Wil ; Hams, Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson, daughter Bessie, Mrs, Chrissie Hort, Mrs. Levi Moser; Mrs. Sallie John sou, daughter Naomi, Riverside ; Mrs. IE. J. Beyer, Mrs. Clinton Jeukius, Mrs. Simon Moser, Mrs Alfred Bog art. Mrs. Mary J. Applemau, Mrs. : Frank Marr, daughter Marion, Miss Gertrude Hendricks, Mr. aud Mrs Philip Boyer. sou Sidney, Mrs. Clias. , Antrim, son Russel, Mr. and Mrs. J Elias Williams, sons David, Ellas, Selwyn, Mrs. Philip Evertt and Gleuu I Boyer. Social at Logan Run. A number of friends met at the home of Miss Viola Gillinger, at lior home, Logau Run, ou Saturday evening. A most enjoyable evening was spent. Those present were: Misses Edith Cooko, Mildred Kooher,Hazel Blanche Vastiue, Elizabeth Gul.ck Kate Yeager, Viola Gilliuger; Messrs Ellis Persing, William Cardell, Wil liam Swauk, Dayton Cardell, Harold Bassett. Edward Cooke,Frank Gulick, Percy Swauk, Walter Haas, Harry Leiby aud Leon Gilliuger. Died at Prayer. I James P. McGinuis, a prominent resideut of Trevortou, Northumber i laud couuty, was found dead ou his knees iu prayer at his bedside,on Mon day night, a viotim of heart disease. PROCEEDINGS OF FEBRUARY COURT February mart, which convened Mon day, will be probably one of the shortest ou record. There were uo bills of iudictmeut togo bofore the grand jury, while ti e civil list uurrowed down to the two actions in trespass brought by Simon Fleishman. Court convened at 10 o'clock with his Honor Judge Evaus and Associates Blee aud Welliver ou the bench. Charles Molir of Autliouy towuship, Jo! ". Freas of this city were excused from serving ou the traverse jury. Ed ward V. Stroll, a grand juror, was al so excused. Harry E. Trumbower was chosen foreman of the grand jury,aftor which Judge Evans delivered his charge to that body. District Attorney Gearhart then aunouueed that thoro were no cases for the grand jury, the prosecut or iu the single case returned, which involves assault aud battery, beiug de tained at home by illness. This case —Commonwealth vs. Harry Bomboy —ou direction of the court, tinued. The grand jury, therefore,had uo duties to perform beyond examin ing the public buildings of the couu ty. This duty was very expeditiously performed aud by 11:45 o'clock the grand jurors returned to the court room aud presented their report. The latter was accepted aud ordered filed, after which the grand jurors,who had beeu ou duty just two hours,were dis charged from further attendance at court duriug this term. The constables of the couuty beiug called presented their reports. There were noue who had any violations of the law to report. This was a cir cumstance that seemed to gratify the court very much, Judge Evaus remark ing that the showing was oue that re flected credit upou the peace aud good order of the couuty. Owing to the abseuce of Mr. Scarlet, attorney for the defendant,the case of Hugh McCaffrey vs. the Dauville aud Bloomsburg Street railway oouipauy was continued. This reduced the list of civil oases down to the trespass ac tions of Simou Fleishman brought against Paul P. Sweutek aud Michael Breckbill, which are all that are be fore court. The case of Simon Fleishman vs. Paul P. Sweutek was attached just be fore noon. The case prove i a rather hotly con tested oue, Hon. H. M. Hiuckley aud E S. Gearhart representing the plain tiff and Hon. Grant Herring aud Wil liam Kase West appeariug for the de fendant. The case proved a rather complicated oue aud there was a wide divergeuce of testimony. E. S. Gearhart outlined the case to the jury. The suit has beeu brought to recover damages for a stock of cloth ing taken aud sold under landlord's warrant. The testimony showed that the plaintiff, who is iu the wholesale stock jobbing business, iu August of 1903, purchased the stock of dry goods belonging to Dreifuss & Co., contain ed iu the store room of P. P. Sweutek, No. 2!>5 Mill street. Fleishman paid the reut due to Sept. 1; which includ ed a balance of 155.80 due the landlord from Dreifuss & Co. Thus far there seems to be uo difference or misunder standing between the parties. The result of the contention seemed to hinge on the fact whether or not Fleishman, the purchaser of Dreifuss & Co's stock of goods, could be held for the reut that would accure ou Dreifuss & Co's unexpired lease. Fleishman testified that bought out Droifuss & Co. he had a distinct understaudiug with Mr. Swentek that he was renting the store room only from month to mouth and that he was uot to be held for reut any longer than he found it profitable to occupy the room. The landlord ou the other hand de nied the existence of auy such au agree ment aud held that Fleishman was not released from the lease of Dreifuss & Co. He was determined that Fleishman should be held for Dreifuss & Co's lease and, therefore, when the plain tiff was ou the point of discontinuing business here aud removing his stock of clothing from Dauville the landlord caused the stock of goods to be levied on under a landlord's warrant. Mr. Fleishman, the plaintiff, who was the first witness, testified that lie had a quantity of goods shipped here from Pittsburg, which he added to the stock, purchased from Dreifuss & Co The goods taken from him under laud lord's warrant by iuveutory, he said, were shown to be valued at #2383 Noue of these goods he ever recover ed. When the goods were seized there was uo rent dut. aud iu arrears. A lartie portion of the afternoon was spent in argument on a motion for a compulsory uon suit made by Hon. Jraut Herring. Mr. Herring held that the plaintiff had mistaken his romedy and should have brought au action iu replevin. He presented his argument with a great deal of force and eloqu ence, speakiug nearly au hour. Tlio uiotiou for non-suit was com batted by E. S. Gearhart aud Hon. H. M. Hiuckley with equal vigor aud el iqiieuce. Tuey protested that the ac tion brought was a clear case of tres pass. which was the ouly available remedy. The seizure of the goods, it was claimed, was purely illegal, as the sheriff was sent ou the promises aud the goods were taken when not a cent of reut was dne aud in arrears. Judge Evaus over ruled the motion for a non suit, after which Mr. Her ring opeued for the defense. Mr. Swentek was the principal witness for the defense. He was followed by William Kase West and others. The jury iu the case of Simon Fle ishman vs. Paul P. Swentek returned a verdict in favor of the defendant. The case was given to the jury at five p. m. Tuesday. The twelve men de liberated until 11 p. m. when they ar rived at a verdict, which according to instructions they sealed aud returned to court yesterday morning. With the ringing of the courthouse bell the most of those present during the trial might have been seen wend ing their way toward the court anxious to learn the issue of die trial. The verdict as stated above, in favor of the defendant, was expressed in a few words. As soon as it was announc ed Hon. H. M. Hinckley made a mo tion for a new trial,reasons to be filed iu ten days. The case against Paul P. Swentek turning out as it did practically dis posed of the other case brought by Simon Fleishman, in which Michael Breckbill, former sheriff, was the de feudaut. No other business beiug on hand nothing remained but to adjourn court. Accordingly at 9:20 o'clock court adjourued to reconvene on next Satur day,for the disposal of whatever busi-_ uess may be on hand. Regular argu ment court will be hold ou Saturday, March 9th. So far as criminal business was con cerned February court could very easily have been dispensed with. There were no bills of indictment, for the grand jury, in addition to which the civil list furnished but oue case. The two days that court was in ses sion, therefore, were spent ou one ac tion. As a matter of public interest it might be stated that the total cost of the short term of court was not two huudred aud fifty dollars. Big Elk, Jumbo, is Dehorned. The game preserve of Hon. Alexander Billmeyer, near Washiugtouville, was the scene yesterday of another of the interesting episodes that make that spot one of the most attractive in the State* Jumbo, the big elk, the "Daddy" of the herd, shed his horns. Mr. Harry Billmeyer was uearby when the ant lers fell from tlie animals head,aud res cued the specimens intact. They are the largest that have ever beou secured at the Billmeyer preserve, one side measuring 59 iuches aud the other 58 inches. Measuring the entire length, including all of the prongs, there is 29 feet and 9 inches of horn. Thoy weigh ed 27 pouuds. Jumbo was very fierce until several days before he lost his proud crest, when he became very tame and even shy. After the antlers fell from his head yesterday he became so shy aud timid that it was necessary to separate him from the rest of the herd,as it was likely that even the cows might in jure him. The spot where Jumbo's horns once were will heal over in about a week, aud then the new autlers will begin to grow. Thoy grow for thirteen weeks, aud in this remarkably short time at tain their full size. During this time large blood vessels run through the autlers,so that if they were cut off the animal would bleed to death. After about the thirteenth week, however, the flow of blood through the antlers | ceases, growing stops, aud the dry-1 iug process starts. This continues un til next winter when he again sheds his horns. The two buok elk, Job and Jumbo, are mortal enemies before both of them are denorned. Several days after they lose their antlers,they are allowed to run together, aud appear to be the bost of friends. It will be remembered that Job's autlers were removed last fall. This was made necessary, as he had become too ferocious, audit was fear ed that lie would do much damage among the rest of the herd. Mr. Billmeyer now has in his pre serve 75 deer and 18 elk, beside large quantities of smaller game. This is accounted the largest game preserve in the State. There are preserves where the acreage is larger, but noue where the game is so abundaut aud varied. fir. and Mrs. Brobst Entertain. Mr. aud Mrs. B. F. Brobst, delight fully entertained a number of their frieuds at a party on Thursday, Feb. 21, at their home, near New Columbia. Tlioso present were: Misses Edith Brobst, Nellie Brobst, Ella Brobst, Lilliau Brobst. Maggie Deightmiller, May Mausteller, Nettie Waruer, Grace Mausteller, Maggie Brobst, Margaret Fry, Hazel Brobst, Lizzy Ande and Mary Betz; Masters Paul Brobst, Lee Brobst, Paul Mausteller, Harry Maus teller, Eber Mausteller aud Edward Brobst; Mr. aud Mrs. Parke Moore, Mr. aud Mrs. Boyd Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kister, Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Mausteller. Mr. and Mrs Wil liam Fry, Mr. aud Mrs. Jef. Betz, Mr. aud Mrs. J. W. Ande, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bomboy, Mr. aud Mrs. M. L. Brobst, Mr. aud Mrs. S F. Brobst, Mr. aud Mrs. B. F. Brobst, Mr. and Mrs. CI arles Sterling, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hartmau, Mr. aud Mrs. Henry Deightaiiller.Mrs. Calvin Sliultz, Mrs. John Aruwiue, Edward Maust, Daniel Crossley, Reimuller—VanNostrand. Louis Reimuller, of Brooklyn, and Miss Mary VauNostraud.of Riverside, were married Mouday afternoon at the parsouage of tlio Trinity Lutheran church, Rev. L. D. Ulrich performing the ceremony AFFAIRS AS TO SOLDIERS' INUNIENT Editor Intelligencer:—Can you tell us what has become of the prop osition to build a soldiers' monu ment? One bears nothing more about it. Has the project been abandoned or have those behind it simply be come discouraged and arc they now lying back waiting for something to turn up. CITIZEN. In reply to the above it might be stated that the outlook for the sold iers' monument is not promising. This carries with it no reflection on the soldiers' monument committee, whose struggles have extended through many years and who have labored with a single heart to bring about the erec tion of a memorial reflect credit ou the gratitude and patriotism of our citizens and staud as a fitting memorial to the fatleu heroes who offered up their lives on the altar of their country. Time and again the work of solicit ing was taken up and pushed with vigor and enthusiasm. Now aud then the results were highly gratifying,but thoro were other long periods, when the responses were uot encouraging, when there was a general lack of in terest aud when the work of canvass ing lagged or was actually suspended. Long ago a point was reached when the soldiers' monument committee could not but realize that it was iu a losina fight. That it did not abandon the struggle speaks well for its pat riotism and enterprise. The cost of a soldiers' monument would be little less than ten thousand dollars. After gathering in the large and willing contributions a heavy balance repre senting considerably more than one half of the cost remains, to be covered by comparatively small subscriptions. Whether or not this big balance could ever be raised by popular sub scription, may admit of a difference of opinion. Certain it is that every at tempt covering a number of years past has ended in failure,uot the least difti oulty beiug to keep a oorps of canvass ers in the field. It is scarcely a secret that a point lias now been reached when the sold iers' monument committee begins to despair of ever raising the money needed bv working along the lines for merly pursued and Is about ready to abandon the proposition. One of the principal obstacles in the way of suc cess lies in the fact that the county is small aud whatever is contributed through popular subscriptiou would have to come almost exclusively from the people of Dauville. Another cir cumstance that militates against gen eral success lies in the fact that we are now living forty years after the close of the war. As a rule the Boldiers' monuments erected were built years ago, immediately after or soon follow ing the Rebellion, when that great struggle still remained fresh on the minds of the people. The long lapse of time has practically brought a new generation, ou the carpet, who while not deficient in patriotism or in res pect and veneration for the fallen brave, nevertheless do not feel the same incentive as those who lived iu war times when examples of heroism and self-sacrifice were constantly before their eyes. Although discouraged the soldiers' ; monument committee has not as yet abandoned the struggle. It still has ' one hope left and that is that some person of moans may come to the re scue and contribute the balance need- | ed to build the monument. Unless this is done the committee has little hope of succeeding. It would, indeed, be much deplored j if little Montour, which has such a magnificent war record, should be one , of the few counties of the State that J is to have no soldiers' monument. It: is indeed, hoped that the help needed to carry the project through may come from some source, whether from the masses or from an individual. If the former have already failed, then the opportunity remains for the latter. The person who comes to the rescue in this crisis will be twice honored; for not only will he carry through to com pletion a memorial that will honor.the nation's dead, but, uuconsciously, he will build a monument that will pro claim liis own patriotism and liber ality aud make his memory bless ed. Boilers Painted. Engineer Edward F. Bell and Fire- j man Edward Wertman improved their leisure time yesterday by painting the extensive iron surfaoe forming the front of the two big boilers at the wa ter works. The iron work painted in cluded the furnace doors, which wore burned nearly red by tlio intense heat. Asbestos paint, jet black in colorj was used and was as artistically as it was expeditiously applied by the eng ineer aud fireman. The iron work now | looks inuoh better and Improves the j appearance of the whole interior of the i plant. Drove to Lewlsburg. The following party from this city enjoyed a drive to Lewisburgou Tues day, where they were pleasantly enter tained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kaeriok: The Misses Anna, Mary aud Alioe Fry, Mattie Sandel, Hose Byerly, Emma Reifsnyder, Gert rude Bare, Jeunie Waite.Mrs. Amnion Keiser, Mrs. John G. Waite. 10-Pound Baby Ulrl. Mr. aud Mrs. Raymond Barrett, of Grovauia, are the happy parents of a 10 pound baby girl, born Snndav. NUMBER 22 DIGS OF 1 LEGISLATURE lIARRISBURG. Feb. 27. Representative Townsend, of Pliila delphlu, appeared as the champion of the nuti-vivisectionists in tlie House tliis morning by introducing a bill providing that it shall be unlawful for any person to vivisect or experiment upon auy living • rehire whatever. It matters not whether the experi mentation shall be doue in scientific researcll or not; the bill applies to or eryhoiiy. The penalty is to be a fiue of from SIOO to SSOO and Imprisonment for from one to six months, either or both. NO MORE GROWLERS. | Rushing the growler, treating and j other methods of conviviality in whloh j alcoholic driuks play a conspicuous 'part will be back numbers Bhould an amendment to the Brooks high licenae ' law of 1887, offered by Mr. Simpson, of Huntingdon, be enacted. It amends section 17 of the act in question and makes it unlawful to sell any sort of intoxicant at a retail place which 1* to be carried away from the premises or which is to be drunk by any person other than the purchaser himself. ANOTHER BILL INTRODUCED. Mr. O'Sheil, of Allegheny,introduc j ed a bill making it lawful for employ j ers, at auy time not less than 30 days aftor the death of any employe, to pay all wages due to such deceased employe to the wife, minor children, brother or sister, father or mother (preference being given in the order uamed), of the deceased employe, without requir ing letters of administration to be la sued upon the estate of the deceased, where the amount of wages due does not exceed $100; Should the relatives in question not survive it shall be lawful for similar payment to be made creditors, giving preference to under taker, physician and boarding house keeper. Payment of such wages shall constitute a full release of the employ er from all obligations. Mr. Owens, of Luzerne, introduced a bill making it unlawful for auy coal operator to place any one miner in charge of mora than one breast, cham ber or other worKing-face as a miner iu auy anthracite mine,the idea being tlmt this will serve to conserve the safety of the miner. A fiue of from S6O to SSOO is provided for each offence. Kitchen Shower. A kitchen shower was held at the home of William Black Friday even ing near Jerseytown in honor of Mr. iand Mrs. Derr who were lately marri ed. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs' Levi Fortner, Mr. and Mrs. Oalvin Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gingles, Mr. and Mrs. Wood Kinney, Mr. and Mrs. William Dieffeubach, Mr. and Mrs. Rider, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Derr,Misses Belle Derr, Clara Kreamer, Mary Munro, Mary and Florence Dildine, Viola Rishel, Mggie Moser, Meriel Rider, Jennie Sheep, Euphemia Blee, Martha Kreamer, Mary Rudy, Grace Ootner, Florence Shultz, Rida and Belva Kinney. Margaret Fruit, Anna Fortn er, Mable Krumm, Pearl Butler, Clara Zeisloft. Messrs Carl Dreibillis, Har rison Cotntr, Paul Johnson, Lester Lyons, Horace G ingles, Clay ton Shults. Jay and Frank Demott, Wilbur Kream er, Morris Moser, Amos and Benjamin Leighow, Edwin Dildine, Cha* Bow man, Panl and George Dildine, George Rishel, Ralph Kreamer, John Moser, Allen Biddle, Roy Schooley, Jaoob Hilner, Ciias Carter, Harvey Moaer, Clias Mowrer, Benjamin Kinney, Clarence Rishel and Shuman Maus teller. The evening was spent playing gamea and enjoying music. At a late hour refreshments were served. The bride and groom were the re cipients of many congratulations State Police at West Berwick. West Berwick has been selected for the location of a detail of the State constabulary and Sergeant Maier, of Troop B, was iu Berwiok yesterday arranging for permanent quarters for the men and horses. There will be six men in tlie de tachment that will be staMoned in that borougli about April Ist. Sergeant Maier, who went to Ber wick Monday evening, was in touoh with tlie West Berwick authoritiea aud with Chief Burgess Clemens went over the town to endeavor to secure accommodations in the most conveni ent place. The ceutral part of town la favored. The men located there will be ready to respond to calls iu Berwick, West Berwick, Nescopeck and surronnding country aud will aid tlie police of these towns at every opportunity. Tlie location of a detachment at West Berwick follows out the plan of the State to divide the companies and b$ establishing them at variona points give more efficient service, the point* to be those from which the entire oom pauy cau be easily mobilized if occaa ion demands it. Sergeant Maier stated Monday tbat the State appropriation for the con stabulary will provide an amount for the erection of barraoka in West Ber wick. A womau's magazine says "the 1 dainty art of courtship is nearly for 'gotten." Returns from tlie marriage lioense office, however, indioate that the boys are getting there just th« same.