Danville intelligencer. (Danville, Pa.) 1859-1907, June 17, 1904, Image 1

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Oor citizens Tuosday morning were
shocked ami pained beyond measure to
learn of the tragic death of Lieuteuant
Nathaniel 15. Bower, which occurroct
at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Mouda>
Lieutenant Bower was struck by
lightning. Ah second Lieutenant of
the Engineer Oorps he was on the fir
ing lino with his men and was watch
iug the taigets through field gluts-is
when th'i lightning struck out of al
most a clear sky.
The Lieutenant was holding the
rifle under his right arm. The holt of
lightning ran down tin rifle barrel en
tering the right stde oi the chest and
passing out of the soles of I lie officer's
shoes, a wide red soar showing the
path of the current. Lieutenant Han
num. who was with the unfortunate
oflioor sustain'-. I a slight shook.
Lieutenant Bower is a sen of Mr.
aud Mrs. I'.pliruini Bower of Moores
burg, this eonuty, where the unfor
tunate young oflicer was born and
spent his boyhood. He graduated from
the Panvi'lo High school in 1890.
From his earliest childhood lie was
distinguished by the most studious and
exemplary habits. At. fno local high
school he graduated at the head of his
class and carried otT a prize.
He taught schoo' one year, after
which ho won an a,ip untment to West
Point in a competitive examination,
which took in applicants from every
part of tho Congressional District.
He gia luat d from West Point in 11)01
carrying off the houors of his class
Since 11 ID he lias been stationed in
tho West.
Less than two years ago he perfect
ed a very useful invention in the form
of an arm ret for au army saddlo,
which is designed to assist, an officer
iu making a sketcli of contour while
on hntsob.u'k. Tho invention is pro
tected by patent and has been adopted
by the government. The young officer
based great expectations upon this in
vention, which was already beginning
to yiold a revenue.
Lieutenant Bower visited his parents
here only a few months ago and while
in Danville was inteiviowod by a rep
resentative of tho Morning News. He
was*theu very hopeful as to tho future
aud gavo a Uio account of what was
being done by tho government iu diff
erent parts of the West to advauco the
interest of tho army, all of which was
printed in these columns at the time.
Lieotenant Rower wa*' 8R r«*nrs of
age. In addition to his father and
mother, he is survived by the follow
ing brothers and sisters: Rev. Samuel
E. Bower, a Presbyterian minister;
■George, a telegraph operator employ
ed at Mooresburg and Thomas and
Krnost, who livo at home; Annie,
<Mrs. William S. Morrison) of this
•city; Jennie, wife of Dr. Beach,Mont
oursvillo; Mary, a nurse at tho Hos
pital for tho Insan 1 ; Bessie, a school
teacher of Liborty township,and Alice,
who lives at the parental home. The
deceased officer is a first cousin ol
Prothonotary Thomas G. Vidceut.
A touching circumstance related in
couuoetion with tho sail taking off of
tho young officer is that ho was soon
to bo married aud that tho young lady
—Miss Nickerson of San Francisco—
was at the military post at the time
of his death, visiting her sister, Mrs
Captain DeHayuo.
Summer Days at Seashore.
Humanity, as a rule, is always ben
efited by a change of air, scenery, etc,
but for a good vacation trip nothing
is more restful and invigorating than
a few days (or more if 3*oll can spare
the time), spent 011 the ocean beach.
The finest soashoro resorts of the
country are along the southern coast
of New Jersey; Atlantic City, Cape
May, Ocean City, and Sea Isle City
are the most prominent, and while
each is noted for some special qualifi
cation,they all have tho benefit, of the
pure, invigorating salt air while the
numerous sports and pastimes are a re
lief and improvement to tho mind
nearlv or quito equal to that the body
receives from tho healthful surround
By a complete system of closo con
nections, swift, well-equipped express
trains, etc, any of tho above resorts
•can be easily and quickly reached
from any point 011 tho Philadelphia &
Reading Railway or its coniioctious,
Ticket Agents boing prepared to sell
tickets aud check baggage through to
these points.
During tho summer in addition to
tho regular service or fast express
trains leaving Chestnut Street and
South Street Ferries, Philadelphia, at
trequent,cojiveiiient intervals, and the
one day excursions from Philadelphia,
a series of special excursions will be
run from various points. For full in
formation as to dates,timo limit, rates
of fare, etc., consult any Philadelphia
& Reading Ticket Agent Agent or ad
dress Kdsou ,1. Weeks, General Pass
enger Agent, Philadelphi 1.
Remodeling Dwelling.
Tho dwelling at the corner of Kerry
and Oonter streets, owned by Mrs.
Sarah Oruikshank.is being remoib I'd.
The house is being raised in addition
to which a two story addition is being
built. The excavation for tho now
part is completed.
11l of Fever.
Liveryman Edgonc Mover i:, em.lin
ed to his bod witli an attack ot inter
mittent fever. Ho was quite sick yes
The Borough (Council held an ad
journed meeting „Frid iy. The ses
*inu p'ovi d a long niie.alrhuu;'h muni*
eipal I ghr, which wis t'le principal
luis : iies<on hand when the met ting was
u Tinged, plaved i very in i • lificant
l>in in ihe proc- o lit;gs
Wiioii too Chimmitten on light was
called Mr. Vastinc, Chairman, merely
explainorl that he was not ready to io
port., but by the next regular meeting
tho Committee would have everything
in shape for Couuoil.
Mr. Reitsnydor of tho Commit too on
Streets and Bridges, to which the
bridge over Mahoning creek petition
ed for at last, mooting wa« referred,
reported that tho com in it too was not
ready to make any report in the mat
ter* It has discovered that before any
action can be taken Chestnut street,
which now terminates at West Mah
oning street, will have to be continu
ed northwardly by action of Council.
In looking over the ground tho com
mittee felt convinced that the proposi
tion to bridge Mahoning creek at that
point WHS a very big one and would
involve an expenditure of at least
On motion of Mr. Feiistorniache.' it
was ordered that tho fire plug at tho
south side of tho canal bridge bo re
located on the opposite side of the
canal to make room for the re-grading
necessary in connection with tlio now
Wator Commissioner Corman ap
peared before Council to remind that
body of certain facts in relation to the
Water Works, which he thought it
should hear in mind in dealing with
the Borough's finances for the present
year. In the first place, ho siid, tho
total yearly cost ot operating the Wat
er Works is little less than SIO,OOO. A
wall 110 less than 225 feet long and 20
to 25 feet high should be erected at
the Water Works to protect the build
ing and prevent the dirt from wash
ing dowu from tho bank aud tilling up
tho wells as occurs with every heavy
flood. In addition to this, a new tub
is needed in tho filter plaut. The cost
of the wall may bo anywhere between
12000 and $:$000, while tho tub will in
volve an outlay noarly as great. In
view of these figures ho could not hut
regard the action of Council at last
meeting in not laying a Water tax as
a mistake.
A discussion fallowed iu which tho
urgency of the improvements named
was questioned by several membirs.
Water Superintendent Koofer being
appealed to said that whatever view
might he held as to the urgency ot tho
oth r improvements, a retaining wall
in sono form is a necessity and that
it should bo orooted this summer. 011
motion of Mr. Reifsnydor tho matter
was left in tho hands of tho Commit
tee on Wator.
Mr. Gce.ser brought up tho matter of
the public fountain. The season has
now arrived, he said, when it is much
needed. He had boon informed that
there was a stoppage in the waste pipe
and lie asked why it is not repairod.
Several members expressed themselves.
It was urged that the fountain is bad
ly located aud that it has boon asourco
of expense over sinco it has boon in
existoneo. The members of tho Com
mittee 011 Streets and Bridges did
not feel liko assuming any responsibil
ity in connection with it. On motion,
however, it was roforred to tho above
commiteee to a t according to their
Mr. Pasooo appearod before Couucil.
On Monday, lie said, lie wants to put
a force of men at work 011 Bloom
street to restore that thoroughfare to
the condition in which ho found it
over a width of nine feet. He thinks
the street ought to be graded to con
form with the track of tho trolley
line, which he said, was laid accord
ing to the Borough's established grade.
City hngiiitor G. F. Keefer, who
was piesent, explained that tho rails
are nowhere much lower than the sur
face ot tho street, the average depres
sion averaging no moro than throe
inches. Council will not favor re
moving tho course of limestone for
the sake of producing a level surface.
Knginoer Keefer submitted the plans
and specifications for street paving to
Couucil and these will bo acted upon
at the next regular meeting.
The following members were pres
ent: Davis, Vastino, Joseph Gibson,
Reifsiiyder, Swank,Feiistermachor and
Goose r.
He is Now a Mining King.
Headers of metropolitan newspapers ,
(luring the past few days liavo been j
regaled by stories relating to an ne
tion for alleged breaoli of promiso
brought against Moyer Guggenheim of
New York, a multi-millionaire. The
defendant is 74 years of ago and is
known as the "Mining King of the
Western Hemisphere." lie is at tho
head ot the Guggenheim Exploration
Company, which lias a capital of #IOO,-
What invests tho aged defendant in
the breach of promise suit with a local
interest Is the faot that in his humbler
days ho used to come to Danvillo and
that one of Danville's residents-
Simon Droifuss— who conducted a store
in elm building at piesont occupied by
,T. 11. Fry, lator brcame a partner of
Guggenheim in Philadelphia and
amassed great wealth.
Our townsman,Henry L G 0.-s,know
Guggenheim well. During the 'so's
he used to drive to Danville regularly
peddling spices and the like. With
Dreifnss as partner in Philadelphia he
made a urent. deal ot money manu
facturing stove polish and Jye
Tozaburo Kudo, M. A., Ph.. D., a
young Japanese of rare attainmonts,
delivered two addrosses in this city
Sunday and made deep improssion
on our people. In tho forouoon ho ad
dressed a largo congregation in the
United Evangelical church; in tho af
ternoon he spoke in Y. M. C. A. Hall
to a audience of ladies and geutlonion.
The speaker is a graduato of Yalo
College and is a thorough master of all
tho intricacies of the English language.
His diction is faultless, his language
throughout biiug characterized by
a directness and simplicity that is
charming. Only in pronunciation is
his nationality betrayed. He is a
young man short of staturo and slight
ly built, full of enthusiasm and a pure
type of the Japanese.
Mr. Kudo yesterday 111 a geuoral way
dwelt upon tho needs of his country
which relate to the chaugod conditions
in that laud. The old system, he said,
is doomed , it is rapidly passing away.
Japan, therefore, becomes a field for
Christian workers. Tho people will
readily accept tho Christian religion,
which is iudissolubly linked with the
splendid achievements of Wostern civi
liza on.
Whatever might bo said of the old
regime the people of Japan have at
tained a remarkable degroe of mental
culture and are able to discriminate
very nicely in matters ol' religion as
well us of politics. In supplying ♦he
place of the old religion, therefore, he
said, it is essential that givat care be
exercised that nothing be done to of
fend the public taste and that nothing
false or unworthy el* Christ's teach
ings bo introduced in the name of the
Christian religion.
To illustrate . the respecc for the
United States and tne attitude of tho
country toward the Christian religion,
tho fact was statod that Admiral
Urin, who attacked the Russian fleet
at Chemulpo during the present war,
sinking two Russian cruisers, is a
graduate of Annapolis and is a Christ
ian. While at Annapolis ho was Provi
dent of tho Young Men's Christian
Ahnooiation. Admiral Uriu's wife is
also a Christian aud is a graduate of
Vassar College.
Mr. Kudo in a short time will 10-
turn to Japan and en tor upon mis
sionary work.
A Portion of Stream is Dry.
Tho new sewer has now been in ser
vice utio. wtvk and it is found to work
most admirably, one rospect whorein
it surpasses expectation being that
alone a part of its course it carries off
all the water in sight and leaves the
ohatiuel of Blizzard's run as dry as the
public highway.
There will be no more complaint of
unsavory odors and unhealthful con
ditions in tho part of town traversed
by tho stream which carriois off tho
brewery waste. Notwithstanding the
rain of Tuesday night tho bed of tho
stream yesterday was void of water
between Boyer's coal yard near tho D.
I L. & W. station and tho F. L. Brew-
Tl.o largo springs about tlio browery
osod n tlio manufacturo of boor,in all
but t'»e wottest season,practically con-
Rtituto tlio sourco of Blizzard's Run.
All of tliiH water being polluted with
wasto is turned iu'o the sower, which
leaves tlio stroara dry.
All waste from the browery there
fore is uow carried oil' deep under
ground and nowhere along tho stream
is there any suggestion of tho bad
odors which formerly prevailed. The
only water which now ftuds its way
into tho stream is from the Urge spring
east of the D. L. & W. station and tho
smaller springs near Church street.
The improved conditions well illustra
ted what can bo done for the good of
the public by the expenditure of a lit
tle money.
Will Be Brought to Danville.
Tho remains of tho late Lieutenaut
Bower, who was killed by lightning
at Fort Leavonworth, Kan., on Mon
day, will be brought to Danville for
burial, although last evening tho exact
date of thoir arrival was not known.
A telegram Monday evening was re
ceived by the parents of the unfortun
ate young officer, apprising them of
what had occurred and inquiring as
to tho disposition of the body. A reply
was immediately wired requesting
that tho remains should be sent, to
Tho body is now undoubtedly 011 its
way East and it is thought that some
dofinito information will bo received
today which will show when the re
mains will arrive.
A New Line of Regulates.
The now line of depot clocks or reg- j
ulators just perfected are being assoin-j
bled at tho Hompo clock factory.
These timepieces aro tho first ot the
self-winding clocks that contain a sec
ond hand and are the most interesting
as well as the most portoct ot any yet
made. In point of beauty they are uu
, excelled, the frames being of solid
quartered oak,golden oak or mahogany
finish ranging from forty-fivo to fifty
five inches in height aud eighteen and
a halt to twenty-one inches in width.
In depth thoy range from six to seven
Will Have Charge of Wiriug,
William Hall and Rosser Samuels,
two well known Shamokiu electric
ians wont to Danvillo this morning
where they will have charge of bang
ing the trolley wire for tho new elec
tric road running between Danville
and Bloomsburg.— Shamokiu News
It is pretty evident that the old riv
er road, which the township desires
to vacato, will become tho subject of
a warm fight before tho matter is final
ly disposed of.
It was on the list for argument bc
foro Judge Little on Saturday, but
tho attorneys opposing vacation were
not ready to proceed aud tho case
was continued until the 27th inst.
James Scarlet aud R. S. Ammcrman
repre.sout the township. H. M. Hinck
ley and E. S. Goarhart are on tho op
posito side.
Tho County Commissioners Saturday
afternoon wont down to tli3 mouth of
Mahoning creek to look over tho sito
where the bridge has been swept away.
The destruction was found to bo most
complete. The bridgo, a total wreak,
lies in tho bottom of tho creek and at
tho present stage of tho water is out of
sight. The County Commissioners had
previously gouo oil rocord to tho effect
that they would not rebuild the bridge
at that point and thoy found nothing
iu tlio situation Saturday to prompt
them to reconsider their decision.
The river for many yearn past has
boon cutting into the bauk botween
the creeks' uioutli and Lover's Leap,
but the great flood of last spring broke
all records. For a considerable dis
tance the roadway used last summer
lias disappeared and the wheat in Mr.
Shopporson's field is growing up to the
very brink of the embankment.
It is claimed that to roopeu tho road
for travel would necessitate relocation
and involve an expenditure of many
thousand dollars. On the other hand,
it is hold that the road, which is the
very oldest highway in this section,is
quite uecossary to accommodate travel.
Another argument relied upon to koep
tho road open is tho fact that its vaca
tion would leave a large tract of land
without an outlet.
Oldest House Being Torn Down.
The oldest house on East Market
street is being torn down to make way
for a 110.v dwelling. This is the dil
apidated old landmark oil tho north
sido of tho street botwoen Shopper
son's coal yard aud Edmondson's
blacksmith shop aud until quite re
cently occupied by tenants.
The house for many years was own
ed by Miohaol Rishel, who conducted
the blacksmith business in tho shop
adjoining. All agreo that it is the old
est house romaining in that part of
town aud was probably the first house
erected on East Market street. No one
has any idea when it was built; old
men of seventy-live or eighty say that
in thoir boyhood the house was stand
ing there pretty much as at tho pros
cul day.
Tho consensus of opinion seems to
be that the house is nearly if not quite
a haudroi years old. Its oxtremo age
is betrayed by its odd construction,
ovory feautre of which is primitive in
tho extreme, suggesting tho days whon
log cabins wero the rule. When the
weather boards woro torn off yesterday
morning it was discovered that tho
walls in one portion wore filled in
with mud, while in another portion
bricks laid in mud woro usod. Tho
timbers throughout were badly decay
Tho old house along with tho black
smith shop adjoining is owned by
Georgo D. Edmondson. who proposes
to clear off tho entire site aud build
threo dwelling houses on the spot. The
dwellings will ho of frame, of com
modious proportions, two and a half
stories high, and of pleasing architec
tural dosign.
Oaspor Diseroad will put up tho
A Pathetic Incident.
A very sad episodo is related in con
duction with the (loath of Lieutenant
Nathaniel Bowor, who was killed by
lightuing at Fort Leavenworth on
Monday. George Bowor, brother of
tho officer, is a telegraph operator,and
Monday evoni'ig was on duty at his
post, at Mausdalo. He was unoccupied
for a few moments and in a nonchal
ant way sat listening to the click of
tho instrument. Suddenly a message
passed over the wire which ho rocog
nizod as dealing with affairs of tho
government. Owing to the fact that he
had a brother iu the army such moss
agos always had an interest, for him
aud ho listoucd intently with his
thoughts indirectly upon that brother
noarly two thousand miles away. His
teelings can be imagined as tho cold
mechanical click of tho instrument
spelled out his brother's name aud
linked it with a terrible death by the
lightning's stroke. The messago was
being sent to Mooresburg to the par
ents of the unfortunate offleor, hut ttio
brother at his post of duty was the
first to hear tho dreadful nows Tho
young operator was liearly^overcomo.
Preparing for a Big Eveuf.
Tho bankers aro preparing for a big
time at their summer mooting, which
will bo hold at Hunter's Park.Fridaj',
.Tune 24th. Danville is included in
what is known as "Group Four" of
tho Pennsylvania Bankers' Associa
| tion.
Circulars aro being sent out urging
a full attendance and apprising tho
bankers of tho fact that the river bridge
horo was destroyed by tho flood and
which railroads uudor tho circum
stances it would bo preferable to take.
A timo table of all tho roads as they
lolate to Danville is given.
Our townsman, McCoy,
j will act as catororat tho bankers' meet
IP. Q. Hartman by dint of experi
ment and a big outlay of monoy has
succeeded in accomplishing at his silk
mill hero two things which were seem
ingly impossible, namely, absolutely
pure air aud puro water. Contribut
ing still further to tho well boing of
the employes the devieo employed sup
plies along with pure air, air reduc
od to a coiufortahlo tomporaturo, cool
er tliau the surroundiug atmosphere on
a hot day in summer and warmer in
As to air tliesu remarkable results
aro achieved by the "aeroplior, "
a uoraparatively new invention,which
outside of Mr. Hurtman's mills is
not in use in this section. The "Aero
plior" receives a stream of water
at a pressure of about 110 pounds and
discharges it with great forco against
m oxidized silvor point. Thus the
air of the room is forced through
minute globules of water, millions iu
number; it is washed of all its impur
ities, revivified iu transit through tho
body of tiio humidifier by boing de
prived of some of its carbonic acid
gas, while tho atmospheric electricity
is destroyed. A change of temperature
is effected by disposing cold water
during the summer and water warmed
by steam during the winter. Every
cubic foot of air iu the room is purifi
ed o'loo evory half hour.
The beneficial effocts of puro air
where so many people aro employed
call not bo overestimated. Mr. Hart
man is quite olated over the success
achioved in this particular alone.
Absolutely pure water is obtained
the silk mill through the agouey of a
Philadelphia Water Purifier and Filt
er Plant. By this process the water is
made cliofc cally pure and resembles
distilled water.
""With the filter plant is connected a
re-agent chamber, through which
chemicals aro fed to procipitato all
minerals in the water. Mr. Hartman
uses this water not only in connection
with his silk baths, which require
pure soft water,but also 12,000 gallous
daily as boiler feed. Its purity here
is well demonstrated.
Where previously Mr. Hartmau's
boilers were thickly encrusted with
scalo they aro uow after trial found
to bo cloau without any sign of en
crustation. Tho natural imparity |of
the water with tho consequent forma
tion of scale in tho boiler adds very
to the cost of manufacture ow
ing to the incrensed quantity of coa
required *ii order to koep up steam.
At many places according to the scale
in the boilers this wasto is ten to
twenty per cent. Tho valuo of any
process, therefore, which will elimin
ate tho mineral from the svator is well
As in tho case of pure air Mr. Hart
man Is tho first in this section to cm
ploy purified water for manufacturing
purposes ofpocially for boiler food.
Mail Wagou in Runaway.
Jesse Startzel, carrier on rural free
delivery route No. 7, met with a run
away yesterday as the result of which
his horse was badly cut,his mail wag
on broken aud ho was obliged to walk
somo threo miles.
About the hour of noon when ou tho
Shamokin road at tho farthest point
from Danville, Mr. Startzcl as is his
oustom,stopped to feed his horse and
iu order that tho animal might eat
without any hindrance ho removed
tho bridle, lie was just in the act of
replacing the bridlo whon the horso
gavo a spring and escapiug dashed over
a steep embankment and galloped out
over tho country roads at a rate which
soon left the mail carrier far in the
At Logan Run the frantic horse
plunged iuto a stone pile on the Martz
farm. He sustained a bad fall and was
cut in nearly every part of his body
by the sharp stoues, although not ser
iously injured. Tho wagon bore fell
over upside down and was protty bad
ly damaged about the top, although
tho running gear remained intact.
Tho horso hero was easily caught and
kept under control until Mr. Startzel
arrived. The mail matter was found
all right,tho only thing lost out of the
wagon being tho cushion, which 'the
owner recovored while following up
the horse.
Mr. Sartzel was ablo to complete his
dolivory of mail, although ho was de
layed and did uot roach Danville until
about 3:80 o'clock. Ho thinks the
horso was stung by an insect, which
caused him to indulgo in his foolish
Iron Moulders' Picnic.
Iron Moulders' Union, No. 121 is
making oxtonsivo preparations for its
picnic,which will bo held at Huntor's
Park next Saturdav, Juno 18th. Large
bills havo been posted about town an
nouncing tho attractions. There will
bo dancing afternoon and evening with
good music. Thoro will bo a game of
base ball and other sports including
tug of war. Admission to the Park
free. Refreshments will be sold on tho
A Trip to the West.
W. L. Antrim will goto Pittston to
day whence acccmpaniod by his daugh
ter, Miss Elizabeth Antrim, ho will
leave for a sevora! weeks' visit to Keo
kuk, lowa, Chicago and other points
in tho West.
The lawn mower needs frequent at
tention. 'i'lieso aro grass growing
The first regular mooting of the
School Board Monday brought out a
full membership as follows: liarpcl,
Orth, Greene, Burns, Pursei, Haring,
Workheisor, Vonßlolm. Fisher, Tram
bower, Adams aud Jacobs.
The president announced tho follow
ing committees:
Finance—-Robert Adams, Jacob Fisch
or, David K. Haring,Jacob Vonßlohu.
Building and Kopairs—Jacob Fisch
er, Walter C). Green, J. Newton Pur
sei, Harry E. Truiubower.
Supplies—W. H. Orth, Jacob Fisch
er, Robert Adams, Win. J. Burns.
Printing—Samuel Workheiser,Jacob
Vonßlohn, Georgo B. Jacobs, David
Bills and Accounts —Win. ,T. Burns,
Samuel Wi rk heiser, Hairy E. Trum
bower, Jacob Vonßlohn.
Text Books—Walter O. Green, Wm.
J. Burns, Jacob Fischer, Harry E.
Trum bower.
Transfers—Samuel Workhoisor, Jacob
Vonßlohn, David E. Haring, Harry
E. Tiumbower.
Teachers and Certificates--Walter O.
Greene, Robert Adaius,Geo. B. Jacobs,
J. Newton Puraol.
High School—J. Newton Pntsid,
Jacob Fischer, W. 11. Orth, It ib rt
Griovanco—Geo. B J icob-, .T:i oh
Voußlohn. Win. J. Bjils, Hubert
On motion it.was ordered that one
hundred committee cards bo printod.
The bond of TreasurorM. H. Soliram
was presented to the Hoard and on
motion it was accepted. Tho Treas
urer is under a bond of $'25,000.
On motiou the secretary was author
ized to purchase a now book for tho
On motion of Mr. Groono tho secre
tary was instructed to advertiso for
proposals for supplying tho Borough
Schools with coal,tho bids to bo opon
od on next meeting night, June 27th.
Throe hundred tons of coal will bo
needed. The advertisement will be
placed in the Morning News.
Tho so?retary reported that the
graduating class this year had done
somo pretty good financiering and that
after paying all the expenses incident
al to commencement it had over thirty
five dollars remaining ' M «is is a hot
ter showing financially in*. has been
rnado by any class during many years.
The following bills wero approved
for payment •
Ezra Haas $ 1.00
Montour Democrat .. . . <5.00
Charles Motteru 2.00
J. H. Colo tf.o2
Ponn'a. School Journal 11.85
A "Visit to Former Pastor.
Tho home of the Rev. Harry Ourtin
Harinan,pastor of the Methodist Epis
copal church at Miltou, was the scene
of an unusually happy gathoring yes
torday when forty ladies of this city,
forraor parishioners of Rov. Haruiau,
paid him a visit. In the party wero :
•» Miss Frances Hartman, Mrs. W. J.
Williams, Mrs. D. L. Guost, Mrs. W.
J. Rogers, Mrs. Ira C. Everhart, Mrs.
Newton Pnrsel, Miss Mary Rogers,
Mrs. Ella Snyder, Mrs. A. W. Pieroo,
Mrs. J. L. James, Miss Mary Yorks,
Miss Bertha Nowbaker, Mrs. M. L.
Douglass, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Jacob
Eyorly, Mrs. B. W. Musseluiau, Mrs.
Lowis Woods, Mrs. Wolliver, Mrs.
David Evans, Mrs. Lillio Hoffman,
Mrs. Jamesou, Mrs. I. T. Patton.Mrs.
Mary Rogers, Mrs. D. J. Rogers, Mrs.
W. G. Brown, Mrs. J. W. Lore, Mrs.
A. Laßue, Mrs. Ella Reifsuydor, Mrs.
George Reifsuyder, Mrs. Paugh, Mrs
Ritter, Miss Bculali Hcddeus, Mrs. !
Elias Lyon, Mrs. Hess,Miss Ida Weir,
Miss Lore, Miss Harriet Albock, Mrs. j
Goorge Boudmau, Mrs. C. S. Books,
Mrs. Mellin and Raymond Piorco.
Rev. Harinan was very glad to soe
so many Danville people, especially as
they were thoso with whom he had
labored as pastor for so long. To show
his appreciation of tho vi>it ho char
tered a trolley car and took tho entire
party to Watsontown and back. The
trip was au interesting one and with
out except ion was enjoyed by the
The party wont to Milton in tho 7 :53
P. & R. train yesterday morning re
turning to Danville on the 0 ;!J3 p. in.
The Suspension Order at Sunbury Shops.
Some of the departments at tho Ponn
sylvania railroad shops presented a de
sortod appearance Wednesday, owing
to tho retrenchment order received on
Tuesday. In the blacksmith, machine
and boiler departments there was no
one working excepting tho
of the departments. The employes
will work five hours on Thursday .and
then again remain idle on Friday.
Just how long this order of workir.g
will continue has uot boon determin
ed. Tho order has reduced wages to
such an extent that many of the em
ployes will bo unable to moet their
necossary living expenses.
Four hnndrod einployos wero sus
pended at Altooua, making tho total
2700 at that placo now idle.—Sunbury
Manufacturing Oigars.
Snyder & Fritch until recently of
i Lancastor have opened np an establish
! incut in the Sweisfort building, this
I city, where they will manufacture and
soil oigars. They began the making of
.cigars on Monday and as soon as they
I have a sufficient supply ou hand they
'will stock up their store. Tho present,
'is tho first time iu very many years
, that oigars havo been manufactured
>in Danville.
The advertisement for proposals for
construction of road in Mahoning
township, this county, under the Act
approved April 15, 1903. brought foith
two bids, which were opened at the
Stato Highway Department at Harris
hurg on Juue 13th and forwarded to
tho offioe of the County Commissioners
at Danville.
Tho proposals received are both
from out of town concorns, the low
est agrooiug to build tho road for
something over six thousaud dollars.
The other bid is somo two thousand
dollars higher.
It now rests with the county. As
suming that the lowest bid of over six
thousand dollars bo accopted, accord
ing to the provisions of the Act, the
State—which liquidates two-thirds of
tho cost—would pay four thousand
dollars, which would leave a balance
of approximately two thousaud dollars
to bo divided equally between Mon
tour county and the township of Mah
While (lie county might be able to
bear its share of the cost—one thous
and dollars—with ease in the case of
the township it. might prove altogeth
i r difforeut. and constitute a very
I n ivy Inirdcn. Jnst how the matter
will bo regarded by tho County Uom
missionors will develop later. The
contract will he awarded or the mat
:er will bo disposed of in somo form
at the next mooting of the Board on
Y. M. 0. A. Special Announcement.
At "a meeting of the Hoard of Direct
ors held Tuesday ovoning, June 14th. a
resolution was adopted that does away
with tho monthly payment plan on
membership tickets. Persons who aro
now paying on tho monthly plan are
privileged to continue until tho ticket
is paid for but hereafter there will be
no tickets of this sort issned. This ac
tion of tho Directors was made neces
sary, for the reason that the kindness
is greatly abased by a number of young
men who nso the privileges of the
gymnasium and batlis, but who fail to
pay for what the Association has been
providing for their benefit. There aro
a number who aro still in arrears,and
it is expected that they will come
forth and pay what is still owing. The
Association can in no wiso provide
the equipment and pay its men unless
those who mako use of the privileges
pay fov what they get.
The Directors of t'io Association de
sire to bo fair with everybody, hence
this notice is given in all kindness, so
that it will bo understood that from
this date persons who join the As
sociation will bo asked to pay the full
membership fee and those in arrears
aro expocted to pay up their member
ship and looker ront or discontinue
the use of the privilogos. To those
who desiio to bo fair in this connec
tion thore noed bo no occasion for mis
understanding. The Association is
simply asking those who mean busi
ness to do tho straight thing by (lie
institution that is endeavoring to fur
nish everything for their comfort.
The gymnasium will open next fall
with a number of now pieces of ap
paratus, and improvements will bo
made about the baths, so that every
thing will be in good order for a suc
cessful soason's work.
Another iuiporlnnt matter that must
bo attendod to at once is that persons
who have clothing in their gymnasium
lockers will come aud take it away
and have it washed up or reuovated,
by tho 25th of this month. On this
date the lockorsaro to besorubbed and
oleaned,aud it is necossary that every
thing be put back iu good order. If
things aro not taken out of the locker,
they will bo taken out aud tied np
aud put asido until cleaued. This
cleaning process is necossary to insure
a proper sanitary couditiou. It is hop
ed that the matter will be attended to
at once.
Hon. F, A. Godcharles Married.
Hon. F. A. Godcharles, of Milton,
Northumberland's candidate for Stato
Seuator, was married yesterday morn
ing. Cupid rules and political con
ferences wait.
Mr. Godcharles wedded Miss Mary
Harbor, of Budd's Orook, Maryland,
daughter of a Southorn gentleman,
and a niece of ex-.Tudge J. O. Buoher,
of Lewisburg. Tho ceremony took
placo at tho home of tho bride's sister
in Washington, I). 0., at II o'clock
yesterday morning. Tho couple will
rosido in Milton, aud will go there
after their honeymoon.
Aud until the honeymoon is over
political eonforeuces have 110 charm
for the popular Milton man. The close
abroach of tho Republican National
convention oaused tho postponement of
tho Senatorial conference,to have been
hold at Eunbnry last wook, until tho
last of tho month. Now tho conference
will not he held until about July 10th.
It has just been learned that an effort
was made to wreck tho train on the
Sunbury division 011 Sunday night
hauling tho members of the Ninth
Regiment, N. G. P., returning to
Wilkusbarie from atteudiug the un
veiling of the Harkins monument at
Pittsburg. A tie was placed ou the
track near Retreat but owing to hav
ing fourteen cars all equipped with
air brakes tho engiuoor was able to
stop the train just as it struck the ob
struction. Officers aro trying to ap
prehend the guilty parties.
The bass are alroady taking to tho
tall weeds.
NO. 31
Wilkesbarre people oau boast of hav
ing as a resident of the city a greater
inventor than Marconi. Tho man is
Hev. .Tosoph Morgan, pastor of the
Slovak Catholic cliuroh, of North
Wilkesbarre, a graduate of the beßt
universities of Europe, a member of
the Society Electrotechnique of Vien
na, anil recognized throughout the
world as one of the greatest and most
successful students of the mysterious
Farther Murgas began several years
ago to perfoct a wireless telegraph
system, although ho had been study
ing electricity for many years before.
He labored day and night and so hard
did lie study that at one time he al
most lost his health. He met with
many reverses like most inventors,
but he was persevering and finally he
achieved results.
It was three years ago tliat tie first
succeeded ill getting a sytsem of wire
less telegraphy perfected, bat it was
not until roceutly that lie secured liis
patents, which now number four. So
much different is his system from any
other that ho had no trouble whatever
in getting the patent officials to grant
him his rights as a patentee. It is new
in overy way and all the other wire
less telergaph men acknowledge that
his system is the latest and most im
proved of any.
He has constructed a temporary ap
paratus for making a test of his sys
tom and messages were sent from his
homo to different points. The test
proved successful in every way and
messages can be sent with more speed
and accuraoy than by any other sys
tem. Persons familiar with other sys
tems have witnessed experiments with
the new system which Father Murgas
has perfected and all of them have
pronouueed it the best of any they
have ever tested.
Father Murgas has received flatter
ing offers from largo companies to sell
his patent in order tlir*. it may be
placed on tho markot, hlft he is work
ing on anothor system and does not
care to sell his rights for a while, at
loast. He is working hard on his oth
er system and when ho has compldteri
it, he will thou place tho patents on
the market. Since he began his ex
periments Father Murgas has spent
soveral thousand dollars and expects to
Bpend much more before.'c'has achiev
ed the desired results.
Desires to Buy Mulberry Leaves.
To F. Q. Hartman probably bolongs
the credit of raising tho first orop of
raw silk in tho sliapo of oocoous ever
produced in Dauvillo. At the present
time throe thousand silk worms in
process of development form an inter
esting adjunct to his silk mill on Wat
er street. Tho worms are approaching
the most interesting stage of thoir ex
istence when they will begin the spin
ning of silk in the construction of
thoir cocoons before changing into a
pupa. They are at present very busy
little fellows and they present a sight,
especially at feeding time, which is
well worth seeing.
At the close of the season last yeat
Mr. Hartman secured from tho moths
about four thousand eggs. These were
kept in cold storago until spring when
hatching took place. The raising of
raw silk, however, is not carried on
by Mr. Hartman for the sake of finan
cial gain and is not to be viewed from
a commercial standpoint. He has em
barked in the venture purely in the
interest of science and is conducting
his experiments as an object lesson.
No one is more interested than Mr.
Hartman's little son, who feeds
the silk worms, and thus rocoivos his
first training in the silk business.
As is well known silk worms feed
on mulberry leaves and it is in the
matter of food for tho insects that
Mr. Hartman finds himself in an un
fortunate predicament. He planted a
number of mulberry trees along the
river bank a year or so ago, whioh he
relied upon to furnish food for his
silk worms. Unfortunately when the
ice gorge broke last winter a number
of tho trees were destroyed, so that
now he finds himself short of mul
berry leaves.
Mr. Hartman desires to purchase
leavos of tho mulberry tree and he will
bo very glad to hear from any one who
might have leaves to sell. He is anx
ious that no timo be lost aud asks
that such porsons coinmunioate with
him at once.
Desecration of the Sabbath.
The riot aud conflagration in St.
Louis Sunday,beoause a bull fight was
not permitted is a logical outaome of
the Sunday amusement sentimont, ob
serves tho Williamsport Evening News.
If Sunday baseball is permitted the
next stop will be Sunday horse races
aud Sunday bull fights, the full con
tinental Sabbath of Sunday political
meetings, Sunday elections aud a gen
eral go-as-you-please on Suuday for
everything. The best part of this
country, including all the great and
prosperous eastern, western and north
ern states, were built upon the Pur
itan Sunday for a corner stone. For
many reasons besidos religious consid
erations it will be bettor to remain
upon it. Nino people of every ten need
and desire one day of seven as a day
of rost aud quiot. It is manifestly un
necessary to appropriate Sunday for a
day of sports and for the transaction
of private or pnblio business. The de
sire of three-fourths or nine-tenths of
■ tho people for a quiet Suuday should
be respeoted.