Danville intelligencer. (Danville, Pa.) 1859-1907, July 29, 1904, Image 1

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Owing lo llio low conditl' n I <1 •
river II la impo«»lbl* to «n> Hi 1
fit a tarry boat' al Newopei ki» •! 'm •
wl.aa Al »>» latter |il«i» II " Hi' < '
auiuti tiiiid, liaH been Iviiu* ' 1111 1
diy upon tlm land
The heavy ralna of the |x < '!■»>«
teem to have liail no rflet ton ihc nv
er ami eanli i'uy llieeniiililion* are It »s
favorable for the operation of the Dan
vilit* ferry Ixiat. Tlik ill i ITed oil
lravt-1 but wot u this I'ily anil S.nilli
ll.iiivillo In becoming worse nil Hi'
tiine aud delay* of fiom lilleon min
utes lo over an hour nre ilally oiur
The ferrymen have been doing ev
erything in then power to facilitate
matters, but eiaini th.»t with the low
state of he river nothing much can be
done The cable has become quite
1 osr Old should In* tightened. A
iiiiii hr of push poles should be iu
roMd.ucsi at times when the Hat
scra|>es along the rivrr bottom as this
is ub tut the only way the boat can
be started after grounding. The last
pole was broken on Monday night.
One of the most dilllnult things to
oniiMnd with is the overloading ol
the boat. At present uot more than
two or three heavy teams should
be tarried eaoli time. The heavy load
ing of the boat causes most nt the de
lav In crossing the river.
The river will liavo to rise at least
four inches before anything like good
service can lie maintained. It. is said
lii.it the cable will be tightened today
wliloli It is expecte I will help matters
Oatawissa's Historic Eapine.
Tim Catawissa, the original engine
used ou tlio first trip inado over the
railroad between Taniaqua and Port
Clinton In lKlß.is on exhibition at tlio
at. Louis Exposition. Mr. Beusinger,
tormeily of Malmnoy City, wlio was
eleven years old at tlio tiuio, says that
It was the tirst steam ougtno in actual
service in this oouiitry. It was run on
the lino ot twenty mllos between
Tauiaqua and Port Clinton.
The road was fitted up with woollen
rails on top of which was scrap iron.
The new "iiivoutlon' creatod all sorts
of excitement throughout that region,
people reallv fearing it as tlio forerun
ner of the end of the world. This
tweuty miles of roads was not origin
ally lutended for passenger traffic, hut
for the carrying of coal. It pulled
what wera then nailed drilt. ears, anil
was able to haul about tweuty of theui
at one time.
Kaoh car oarriod about one and one
lialf tous of coal, or 8,0110 pounds,
while uow any ordinary railroad on
glue hauls a train of twenty or more
oars, each one of which carries from
tweuty to thirty tous of the black
diamonds. This Improvement and for
ward step shows that eitlior tlio min
ister of seventy years ago was wrong
when be said that it was the devil s
work,or the old fellow must have been
getting in Ills work pretty lively ever
A Surprise Party.
A surprise party was tendered SV. P.
Roth at his home on Bloom street,
Friday evening, in honor of bis twen
ty-fifth birthday. During the evening
excellent refreshments were served.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
William Koohor and sou, Mr. and Mrs.
Miohael Scott, Mr. and Mrs Madden
and daughter Olive, Mr. anil Mrs.
Oyer, Mr. and Mrs. Crumb, Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Russell, Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Hodge and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Riohaid Wbapliau, Mr. and Mrs.
Clark Kerus and daughter, Mrs. Joseph
Dielil, Mrs. Hannah Roth, Miss Julia
Crumb, Misses Lizzie and Elsie Srott,
Miss Ooldie Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Fisher and son, Mrs. Alice Gray
and sou, Miss Blanche Manning, Miss
Evelyn Moyor, Mr. and Mrs SV: P.
Roth and daughters, Misses Jennie and
Edna Dyer, Messrs. Willi# n Dielil,
Fred. Lewis, Ralph Itoweg Sylvoster
Dougherty, Olias. W. Raver, Jr., (J.
J, Cunningham, Hurt Povey, Frank
G. Raver and John Shank.
Distinguished Fishiug Party.
Judge Martin Hell, Captain Habuock,
W. I. Woodcock, all of Hollidaysburg,
aud Colonel William J. Maxwell of
Altoona.comprisod a fishing party that
left on main line express this morning
for Ryde, whore they will spend sev
eral days at tlio clubhouse of the
Juniata Fishing and Hunting Associa
tion. Dr. J. A. Rohrnr, Republican
candidate for couuty treasurer, was at
the depot to see the hoys oil', and was
sorry that business prevented him from
going along. When the train reached
Tyrone Oaptaiu Clark, of Clearfield,
the so-called champion salmon fisher
man of tills section of tlio country,
fouud tlio party. Mr, Clark is a rival
of Dr. Rohrer for the honor of cham
pion salmon fisherman but tlio doctor
1B still a number of points ahead ol
him.— Altooua Mirror.
Col. Maxwell formerly resided in
Dauville. His many friends hero wil
be pleased to learn that he is now one
of Altoona's famous flshetmon.
Broke His Arm.
lia, the little son ot Peter G. Hay
lor, South Danville, is confined to tin
house with a broken arm. The little
fellow with some other bins en Hull
day was swinging under a tree ncai
the river, when lie sustained » fall
whloh resulted in a hail fracture o
the left arm. Dr. Suiith set the brok
•u bone.
Will I Sl : . SPECIAL
The «i cial election at which onr
ciliMUi* nrc it'll In *oli< n|ion Ilia
til men i«llig tln> Borough'.
mill - i.t.ilt.i h fur ilit- poi|io«e nf paving
MMlairttl ami In tilling municipal
I Jihi Will lake pUec nil uext Tuesday,
A.ll nt.l '.'ml.
There are several qiiest ions connect
fil Willi tin- s|iecial elaoliiiD which arc
.naeli diaou.nad.not only hy Ihoae who
have tho i-oildllct ol it on tlioir hum I h
hut hy llio olectora in gui.iral and |»io
plo nlioiit llio utrnet. The jioint to ila
larniina, it hiioiu., ia how lai the gen
eral election lawn apply to a special
election of tliia aort.
Kow ar» lullllil to qnention whether
the ivgulnr voling booth* may he un
til. Hut there ia much doubt whether
tlm regnlur ballot boxea, ooiitainlng
tickets, list nf voters, &u., scaled up
nt the close of the last oleotion and
net to he opened mi ll the morning of
the next election, can legally be used
at the special election next Tuesday ;
also whether the places at which
lit|Uor is sold may remain open.
The Act of 181)1 "To Kegulato the
manner ol increasing indebtedness ol
municipalities" sets forth that such
elections shall be held at the place,
tiuie and uuder the saiuo legulations
as provided liy law foi the holding of
municipal elections. It provide! that
tickets properly and legally labeled
"shall lie deposited iu a box providod
for that purpose as is provided by law
in regard to other tickuts reoolved at
said elections."
The above removes the last doubt as
to whether the regular voting booths
may be used at the special ekolion,
but it is not quite dear enough ou the
other point relating to ballot boxes to
satisfy oui Councilman aud to be on
the safe side they have decided to use
special ballot boxes aud have already
ordered the same to bo made.
W. Kase West, Attorney for the
County Commissioners, yesterday ren
dered an opiniou stating that the reg
alar ballot boxes may not bo used at. a
special election, nuoh as held on next
Tuesday. AH to the other qaestiou in
volvod whether or not the bars must
close during the election there seems
to bo hut little difference of opiniou,
as the law seems very plain. The sec
tion relating to liquor roads as fol
lows :
"It shall not bo lawful for any per
son with or without a license to soil
to any person any intoxicating drink
on any day on which elections are now
or hereafter may l>e required to bo
Putting on the Finishing Touches,
l'lio Standard Construction Company
posterday began the filial cleaning up
if the trultoy truck,wliioh plaoes it in
londition tor tratlic whenever the oars
jru ready for running.
The earth, which was piled up over
tho tr.iuk lifter the rails were laid,has
become lieaten down as solid as any
iitlier part of tlio street. This earth is
now being carefully (log up down to a
level with tlio top of the rails and
carted over to Boifsnyder's cinder tip,
whore it is damped near the canal
The special poles are be Ind planted
nil along Hlooiu street and the clean
ing up aliove desorihed follows as the
finishing touch of tlio road. Tlio streot
as far as tho work lias progressed pres
ents a very tidy and presentable ap
pearance the only blemish lyiug in the
fact, that tho trolley track,wliioli con
forms with the established grade, lies
several inches below the general level
of the streot, which was macadamized
to conform with former surveys. In
time it is understood that tho streot
is to he rogradod to conform with tlio
established grade but bow soon Coun
cil intends to outer upon tho work is
nol known. In its present stati it may
prove ilillioult to drain the street prop
erly and damage is foared from wash
Now Steps at St. Joseph'e Oliurcli,
Among the improvements at St. .Jos
eph's Oatholio Churoh 1h tlin rebuild
ing oi the stono steps at tlin thr»o en
trances nt tlu) front of tho oliuroh. At
each floor tliero is a Might of Homo
four stops bnilt ot large drossed stono,
wliifiti have boon there over sinoo the
church wax built. Under the aotion
of rlio elements tlin stono has begun to
disintegrate and are 110 longer sightly
nor safe.
Tlin steps are being entirely rebuilt,
dressed blue stone tailing the plaoo of
tho old. I). J. Hogera is doing the ,
The new stops are nn essential im
provoment and along with the hand
some new towor overhead will add
very muoli to the appoaranoo ot the
Rebuilding The Smoke Stake.
The sixty-foot smoko stack bolong
ing to the Danvillo Milling Com
pany's plant, North Mill street, is be
ing rebuilt, the work having been on
dor way for a wook pakt. The stack,
which is of brick, under the lapse of
long year' bad become very insecure
Tho nast iron frame nn the top was
eaten through by the rust, while the |
brickwork showed a big fissure whioli
extended troni the top downward sov
oral feet.
It was necessary to scaffold tho big
stack from bottom to top. The rebuild
ing of tho brickwork was completed
yesterday and every thing was in readi
noss for placing the new cast Iron
frame >u position on top. Beyond this
nothing more remains to be done than
to reiuovo|the scaffolding.
I>A\ VILLK. MONTOtJH COINTY. I\\.. Fill DAY, .111/V -'U. IWM
A regular in* • ting <»t tHfliool
Hoard «ii<i Itclrl MiiihliiT ••%». Dlrertors
llarpel, Oreene, Parnnli Hnrn*. Mar
ing, WrrkheiM-r. Ortlt. I rumbo*. r.
Fischer, Adam* and Jacd |'»*
i*li t.
At a preview* met ting tin attention
of tin* Hoard wa* oalb'd toll»» |kk>i
heating facilities of the > eond Ward
school house, which I **t y« ar had lo
tie closed on SCV*ral occasions mi »»•
count of insufficient licit K>miii»t"«
Hocuroit by tin- Haildiiiß and Kepair
Ooiumitoee iliowcil tlmt tin* ro-t of re«
pairs would be HO I norinous, that the
Hoarit wm* of the opinion r:»s»t iipw
furnaces wodM bo nmr • i rimorui ,, al.
A bid was road from tin 4 I)an»ill«
Stove Jk Mfg. Oo . ofTeriug t» erect
Ihrrt. No. It Beaver Kurnaiei, incltid
inn brick work an I masonry, tlm fur
naces to stand ready for liring, for
$131.00. On motion tlm bid was ac
cepted and the forna<es ordered Tin'
furnaces in tin* Second Ward building
have beon iu OHO 17 years and have
outlived their usefulness.
The Secretary was ordered to notify
tlie janitors that hereafter they would
be expected lo close the shutters on
all buildings every evening after the
schools have been dismissed. This
duly formerly devolved upon the teach
But one bid was receive! for the
calcimining of the eight rooms in the
Second and Third Ward buildings.
No aetiou was taken in the matter.
The Secretary was ordered to adver
tise for bids tor the oloiiniug of the
various school houses.
The following bills wore orderod
paid :
U. L. Oordy $200.00
r. A R OOA) ( Jo 10# 98
Interest on Bonds 150.00
T. W. Hale 14.97
K. NV. Peters 20.00
Calvin Eggoit 15.00
Taxes 14.88
J. Doster'sSons 8.00
A. <j Boat 'i ■
Krwin Hunter. 2.00
Hobert. Miller 5.00
S. Lormer. 5.00
It All Dependsou the Eleotion,
The railing is being placed in posi
tion on the coping along side ot the
new culvert, Mill street. It. adds much
to the appearance and conveys a good
idea of how nicely the whole improve
ment will show up when tho culvert,
is cleaned up and pavod and the side
walks lowered.
Persons generally have become very
weary of tho unsightly appearauoe
presented Uy tho old and iriegular
sidewalks at each end pt the culvert
and they can not understand why there
should be so much delay in having
them lowered to conform with the es
tablished grade.
It was learned yesterday that delay in
the matter is necessary. In case Mill
street is to be paved the curbing will
have to be set to correspond, while
should the result of the special elec
tion be unfavorable and street paving
have to he ahaudoned the curbing will
differ little, if any, from that employ
ed at. present. Obviously, therefore,
it would be inexpedient to lower the
sidewalks until alter the special eloo
tiou when it will bo known just how
the curbing is to be set.
Not Quite Ready to Begin Work.
A large number ot' men in quest, of
employment early yesterday morning
repaired to the Borough lino to see
what tho prospocts were for getting
work on the new road to he built to
Mausdalo under tho Act of April 15,
The contractors, however, wore not
on tho ground and the mon after wait
ing awhile roturned to Danville.
W. U. (Jakes, representative of tho
Maryland Construction Company,who
is stopping at Hotel Oilver. in an in
terview last evening stated that some
preliminary work remains to be accom
plished and he was not certain that
tho actual work of construction will
begin this week. He was certain that
nothing will be done today.
Mr. Oakos will remain on the ground
and will employ teams and men, put
ting them to work as fast, as they en
tor tho company's service. Few men
liavo been employed.
A Workman's Paiuful Injury.
Richard Miller, son of Charles Mill
er, Uppor Mulberry street, is eon 11 nod
to his home with a bad cut on his
kneo sustained while working on the
trolley liue Tuesday. Ho was assist
ing to plant poles on Bloom street. He
was standing in a hole and with an
axe was endeavoring to got rid of a
large root that interfered with the
digging. The root suddenly giving
way the axe landed on Richard's knee
at the joint, inflicting a long gash
nearly half an iuch deep.
Dr. S. Y. Thompson rendered sur
gical aid.
Parish Outing a Fiue Suocess.
The annual parish outing of Christ
I Episcopal church, which was held at
Hunter's Park yesterday, was a mos
successful and enjoyable event. The
attendance, it is said, was larger than
at any time in recent, jears.
It was distinctively a haskot picnic
and nothing was omitied that would
eontrihate to the pleasure o! the out
ing, both for the children and the
grown-up people. Dinner and suppm*
| were both partaken of at the l'ark.
' Wyle's orchestra furnished the music.
William Woolrldge, the foottwn
year old son of Mt«. Krancl. Wool
ridge, Ka.l Krnnt «treci,l» confined to
hi. home owing to an accident which
Itcfitll hi in while bathing lirar Hlun
Hill on Halnrday afteruoou
William, Willi .evetal companion*,
-larted across the river in a boat about
three o'clock. The water neat lllue
Hill in quite deep and make, the lie.t
hathiug site along the river. As the
boat was being rowed across the tiver
William, anxious to have hi. hath, re
moved liia clothing. When the party
had reached a point about fifty feel
from the South shore, lie stood .not
mi the sea< and plunged into the wat
The water was uot clear on Satur
day owing to the recent rains and the
Isiy hi diving struck his head with
cradling lorce against a huge rock,
the top of wliloli was scarcely two
feet fiom the water's surface. Strange
lo say he did not lone consciousness
anil with the blood streaming from a
long gash in his head, groped his way
to the boat. He was taken home im
mediately and Dr. Stock called. The
cut was '% inches in length and re
quired many stitches to close it.
A Vary Favorable Report.
Corbin & Goodrich, Philadelphia
agents lor the Hartford Steam Hoiler
Insurance Company yesterday lorward
ed the report of Inspector F. H. Repp
on the condition of the boilers at the
Water Works.
Mr. Repp made tho inspection last
Friday auil found the boilers abovo the
aveiage, expressing himself to that
effect after lie had completed l|is
work. The inspection was made as a
preliminary Btep to having them in
sured. Tho report is as follows:
To the Borough of Duuville:
"There is some loose scale and de
posit on tho bottom of these boilers
and at the rear eud, which we rooom
nicnd washed out. Otherwise boilers
are clean, and the openings to con
nections are clear.
The shell plates aud heads are sound,
and the braces are taut. Thore is some
light corrosion and pitting on the
tubes; but so far as it is possible for
us to see this, it is not sufficient to bo
serious. It has probably been caused
by the boilei standing oat of use with
water in it; and if the boilers are to
stand idle for any length or time, wo
would recoiumond that (lie water he
drawn oil', and that Hi»y be knpt dry
as possible.
"Externally there aro no evidences
of leaking, or any serious corrosiou.
Tho settings aro also in good repair.
"It would be bettor if tho blow-oft
pipes were taken from tho bottoms of
tho boilers, at tho rear eud, and, in
stead of from tho rear head, as ex
plained by the Inspector. It would
bo more dosirable if the wator con
nections to tho wator oolumn were
taken from tho lower part of the frout
head, as explained by tho Inspeotor,
as at present they aro ooveiod by the
brickwork and oanuot bo examined.
Otherwise the couueotious were all iu
good ooudition, and tho stoam gauges
are correot."
P. H. REPP, Inspector.
Death of a South Danville Resident.
Oharles G. Hiiughawout, a highly
ruHpoototl resident of South Danville,
died hint evening after along illiiosp,
heart failure oomplioated with other
diseases causing death after much suf
The dooeased was horn in Rush
township 71 years ago and reuiovod to
South Danville from his Kipp'B Run
farm in 181)11. At the time of his death
lie was serving his second term as
■lußtice of the Poaeo in Uearhart town
ship, and had fillod at various timos
the olllcos of school diroctor and sup
ervisor. Despite his Illness ho was
quito aetivo going to Rochester, N.
Y., a month ago for treatment.
Mr. Haughawout is survived by his
wife, two daughtors, Rhoda (Mrs.
William Clark) of South Danville and
Jennio (Mrs. Elmer Mowery) of this
city and one son, J. O. Haughawout,
who resides on the farm at Klpp's
Run. Funeral arrangements will he
announced lator.
Oivil War Veterau Laid to Rest,
Funeral services over the romains of
Daniel Brown, whose death ooourrred
011 Thursday of last week, were held
Sunday afternoon at two o'clock
from Trinity M. E. ohnroli. Kov. N.
K. Oleaver, pastor of the ohnroli, as
sisted by Rev. S. B. Evans, pastor of
St. Paul's M. E. church, officiating.
The pall.bearers were George Gard
ner, B. B. Brown, Thomas Jamos,
William Hoddens, Henry Weaver and
Harry Kerns, veteran oomrados of the
Civil War and members of the Grand
Army of which the deceased was a
l member. Interment was made in the
1 soldiers' plot at the Odd Follows"
' cometery.
Those present from a distance were
•Toliu and .lames Brown of Fleetwood,
Burks county, and George Brown of
Kutztown, brothers of the deceased;
Mrs. Ida Gething of Pittsburg, Miss
Lisszio Perry of Roadlng and Mr. and
Mrs. John Carl of Milton.
All Day Shoot.
The Danville gun club will hold av.
all day shoot at Hunter's Park on
Labor Day. Blue rook targets will be
throwu for a cout a piece. This shoot
will be for the local sportsmen only.
The Danville and Sonbury Trolley
Company, a new corporation to which
a charter wa. granted about tin days
ago, .larted the .urvey work at South
Danville Monday morning. The for
mation ol till. oom| any was quietly
arranged in order to facilitate the pre
liuiinary work and active opera
lion, ye.terilay came in the nature of
a surprise to many residents on both
side, of the river.
2 Trolley nervice between this city and
Sunltury will be a boon to both towns.
It means more business for Danville,
good service for the farmers ami a
great convenience for the resident, of
South Danville auil Riverside.
Clyde O. Yettor, Esij., of lllooius
burg, is ptesideiit of the company,
llagfiihtich of Rloomsburg, sec
retary and W. A. Heller of this city,
treasurer. The Directors of the com
pany are O. J J . Hancock of Danville,
•lames Coleman of Hloomsburg, Dr.
Wolf of Espy, Howard Weiss of Sieg
fried and Dr. liiegel of Catnsaiiqua.
III an interview with Mr Heller last
evening that gentleman stated that the
road will be pushed to completion as
rapidly as possible. He is hard at
work at present obtaining the right of
way and if everything goes smoothly
aloug this Hue and no unexpected ob
stacles arise, the new roail will be un
der waj ill the early Fall. Mr. Heller
is a mokt earnest worker. He is a man
of wide experience in the trolley bus
irit'ss and his part iu the successful
launching of the Danville and Hlooms
urg Trolley Company was by no
means a small one. It was a woik tlint
inspired confidence,anil the enthusiasm
iu which lie has taken hold of the
Danville and Sunbury line augurs well
for its early completion.
No route has been definitely decid
ed upon and will not he known until
the snrvcy has been completed. Mat
thew M. Reynolds ol Bloomaborg is
In charge of this work. He is assisted
by F. Allen of Rloomsburg and John
Gorman of this city.
The building of the lins from Dan
ville to Suubury will serve as another
link to tho great trolley system that is
rapidly advancing over tho entire
State. With the building of the line
between Berwick aud Shickshinny,
aud the Dauvillo aud Suubury road
tho eutire distance betwoen Suubury
aud Forest City by way ot Wilkes
bjrru, Scranton and Oarbondale will
have been covered, making a total of
104 miles. A lino to Sliamokin whioh
It is expected will be built in tho near
future, will connect every town ill
Central Pennsylvania.
The Value of a Y. M. 0. A. Ticket.
A membership ticket iu tho Young
Men's Christian Association is ot more
valnc than most young men imagine,
and it would be a wiso thing for some
of tho mull of Danville to consider the
matter of membership, especially if
they expect to visit other towns or
oitieß. The plan, adopted by the As
sociations throughout the country, to
acknowledge unexpired membership
tickets of othor organizations of same
kiud.is of the greatest benefit to young
men whon away from home. A prac
tical illustration of this comes to the
local Association through Mr. Sidney
Oaunard, who recently visited tho
World's Fair, at St. Louis. He states
that his ticket was accepted for full
privileges at Buftalo, Chicago and St.
Louis, and that every courtesy was
! shown liiiu, not only in tho use of
privileges at the various Association
Buildings, such as swimming pool,
baths, reading room, eto., but also ill
the matter of finding comfortable
hoarding plaoes,restaurants and places
ot interest.
One of the Danville Y. M. C. A.
members,who was ill good standing at
home,could not uso the privileges dur
ing a visit to Sr. Louis,because ho did
not tako Ills Y. M. O. A. ticket with
him. It is a wiso thing for members
to koep these tiokets in their pookct
as they are of value to tho possessors
in many ways, especially whon away
from homo.
Id Honor of a Son.
B. F. Cohen entertained a number
of friends at his home on Mill streot
yosterday morning ill honor of the re
oont arrival of a baby boy at tho Coh
en homestead. An elaborate dinner
was served. Those present were Simon
Dreifuss, Horbort Droifuss, Philip
Bonzbaoh, Benjamin Beuzbach, R. L.
Marks, H. L. Gross, Dr. E. A. Curry.
Abraham Bosenstoin, J. J. Newman,
Benjamin Miller, Jacob Kngle, Harry
Goldman, I. Stein, Benjamin Rosen
steiu and Rev. S. Rabinowitz of Mt.
Wet Weather Hurt Business.
Despite the wet weather on Satur
day evening a largo number of pooplo
woro to be seen on Mill Btreet and
though tho businesss of the moi chants
suffurod a great doal, a number of
stores were fairly busy early ill the
A number of festivals were interfer
ed with aud tho dance at Hunter's
Park had to bo catlod off. Tho raiu
kept up until yestorday at uoon when
the sun along with a cool air made tho
weather conditions all that could be
Oircus at Sunbnry.
The t.ig Forepaugh aud Sells Broth
ers circus will exhibit at Suubury dur
ing the month of August. This is one
of the largest circußes now touring
the cooutry.
M i<« Mabel Oearhart, a highly
• *tecmtd and popular young lady of
this rity died at the WillianiNpoit hos
pital at I .15 Sundav morning, after
an tlliies* of but four day*.
The news of Miss Oearliarl'a death
came ss a gicat shock to her many
friend, here. She left Danville just
one week ago for a vacation, going to
Sunhury for a visit On Tnonlay she
joined an excursion fiom that place to
Kagl. Mime re »nd while there was tak
en seriously ill. As soon as possible
she was brought back to Sunbury
where it wss found that the case was
one of appendicitis and it was decided
to remove her to the Williamsport hos
pital where an operation was perform
ed, Thursday morning. Soon after the
operation she rallied and her recovery
was looked for.
On Satuiday she grew worse, the
dread disease, peritonitis, developing
and she sank rapidly, death following
alter mnch sulToriug. Her mother,
Mrs. Samuel Detweiler, and several
friends from this city were with her
when the end came.
Universal regret was heard on all
sides Sunday over the sad now., miss
Gearhart had hosts of friends. She was
but 3(1 years of age, of prepossessing
appearauce and poi-sesscil of a charm
ing personality. Her engagement to
Wcitzell Down, a well known youug
mail of Sunbury, was announced liat a
short time ago, the wedding to taka
place early iu September.
The funeral of Miss Mabel Gearhart
took placo from the Gearhart home,
corner of Ferry and Front stroots.Tues
day aftoruoon at 1 :i)0 o'clock, tho
Rev. John Sherman, pastor of the First
Baptist ohurch, officiating
The funeral was an usually large ono
and but a small number of friends
were enabled to get into the house.
Both Front aud Ferry streets in the
vicinity of the Gearhart home were
completely blocked with people. A
great many of those were strangers,
from nearby towns.
The lloral offerings were magnificent
ami included a large omblem of roses,
presented by the T. B. F. olub of
which Miss Gearhart was a member.
Bloch aud Beuzbach'B employes sent a
very flno rieiigu "Gates Ajar." Out
flowers from friends In Danville, Haz
lcton and Suubury were hanked about
the casket.
Uev. Mr. Sherman spoke most feel
ingly using as his toxt "Give place,
for the maid is not dead but sleop
etli," Matt. U—24. Mr. Sherman said
in part:
"All croation seems to have its en
emies. Vegetation has its euemiea in
insects, birds, etc. Theso again have
their ouoniios in other birds, insects,
animals. Mankind has its ouemy aud
suffers lnoro keenly than vegetation or
animals. There is a constant foroe
that tonds to keep man from enjoying
the fullness of pleasure. This force
lias the form of poverty, wealth, sick
ness, accidont, shame, death.
" Death is usually regarded as man's
greatest, most, dreaded enemy.
It seems to cause more sorrow aud
tears than unything else. In the home
of Jairus there was sorrow because of
the death of the daughter.
In their Rorrow they sent, for the
Master. He brought a message of com
fort aud joy: "Woep not tho maid is
not. dead but sloepeth!"
He had authority to make this state
ment, beoanse of what lie had accom
So today we bring the authoritative
words of the Mastor: "She is not dead,
but sloepoth."
If asleep then there is aii awaken
ing. Since havirg made her peace
with her God her awakening is a glor
ious one ; no more paiu, nor sorrow.
Her loss to family aud friends is severe
but we would not call her hack. She
is boyond our help. We can do uo
more. Let ns be prepared to meet her
Tho pall bearers wore: Harry Titley,
Joseph Lowonstein, Frank Fry, Frank
Montague and Frank Ateuof this oity
and William Brown of Suubury. Ill
torment was made iir Mt. Vornon
cemotery, Rivorside.
Among those present from a distauce
wore; Mrs. Dowiiß,Miss Lizzio Downs,
Weitzel Downs, Miss Maud Gregg and
Nathan Kauffman of Suubury, Mrs.
John Moyer of Hazletou, Mrs. Will
iam Reed ot Philadelphia, Miss Paul
ine Myers, Miss Leah Minoomoyer and
William Miucemoyer of Montgomery
Miss Virgie Johns uf Northumber
land and Miss Izora Heddeus aud
Clyde Hoddens of Washingtonville.
Tightening dp Ferry Gable.
County Commissioner O. W. Cook
yesterday snooeoded in tightening np
the ferry cable and as a result the flat
boat lust ovening made better time
than during several days past.
The slaok cable, whioh seemed to
sag nearly ten feet in the middle of
the river, and the shallow current
whioh now has reached nearly low
water mark, both conspired to impair
the service of tho ferry and the flat
boat during yesterday forenoon made
very poor progress, indeed.
The Uonnty Commissioner and his
men l>y ilint of very hard work snc
coedod in raisiug tho nablo at least
oiKht feet at tho lowest point and it
now is stretched across the river high
er than at'any time since tho ferry was
The offoot of the tight wire is naite
manifest in the increased speed of the
forry boat., whioh last evening moved
fastor than at any time since low wat
OYBTISH BAY, L. 1., July 87 -
i'resldent Roosevelt wa. notified form
ally today of hi. nomination for the
presidency by the national Republican
convention. The ceremony took place
at hi. couutry home at Sagamore Hill,
three mile, from till, village. In ac
cordance with the wi.li of the Hre.l
dent,the ceremony wa. made a. simple
as pos.ible. The formal notification
of the action of the convention was
made on behalf of a committee rep
resenting every .late and territory iu
the United States, by Joacpli O. Can.
non, speaker of the House of Repres
The dav opened with ideal weather
and arrangements for the cereinony
were completed at an early hour. The
wide vetanda of the house at Saga
more Hill, hxtending almost entirely
around the house, was decorated with
American Hags liuug Iroin pillar to
In addition many houses in the
neighborhood of the Roosevelt home
and in Oyster Hay were draped with
the national colors. Aoioss the main
street ol the village there hung a large
Roosevelt and Fairbanks banner.
The special train bearing the mem
bers of the notliicp.iion committee auil
the invited guests left Long Island
Oity at 10:83 a. m., and arrived here
at 11 :35 o'clock. Only three of the
members of the committee wero ab
]i!<y wore anirs . l,oomlis, of
Florida; Scuatoi Chaunoey M. Depew,
of New York, who In in Europe and
Senator Clarence D. Clark, of Wyom
ing. Included among the invited guests
were men prominent in all walks of
life. Among them were personal and
political friends of the President in
New York State, life-long friends and
neighbors on Long Island, inoluding
the pastors of the Oyster Bay clmrolies
and the oßioials of the National and
the New York State Republican org
anizations. i'liose present numbered
about 125. It was neoesßary to limit
the number on account of the isolation
of Sagamore Hill and the lack of facil
ities for the accommodation of a larger
On arrival at Sagamore Hill, the
committee men were reoeived by Presi
dent Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt and
National Chairman Oortelyoa. All of
the liouso gu6sts of the President were
scattered about the veraada and as the
oooupants of oacli carriage alighted
they were welcomed by the President
and each was presented to Mrs. Roose
At the ooncluHiou of the formal re
ooption, the coreinony of notification
begau. While the members of the
family, the house guests and some of
the distinguished visitors were assem
bled ou the verauda, a majority of
those in attendance gathered on the
lawu faoiug the veranda. When Speak
er Cannon rose to deliver his sneeoh
of notifloation, he was greeted with
His remarks were of a crisp, eulog
istio oharaoter.
At the olose of Mr. Oauuou's address
the President advanoed to the veranda
under a great festoon of American
flags, delivered Ilia address in response
to the notification. As lio facod the
assemblage lie was warmly applauded.
He said in part
I am deeply sensible of the high hon
or oouferred npou me by the repre
sentatives of the Republican party as
sembled in convention, and I accept
the nomination for the Presidenoy
with solemn realization of the obliga
tions I assume. I heartily approve the
declaration of principles whioh the
Kepublioan National convention has
adopted,aud at some future day I shall
oommunicate to you, Ur, Chairman,
more at length and in detail a formal
writton acceptance of the nomination.
Three years ago I became President
bocause of the death of my lamented
predecessor. I then stated that it was
my purpose to carry out his principles
and policies for tiie honor and interest
of the oountry. To the best of my ab
ility I have kept the promise thus
made. If next November my oountry
meu confirm at the polls the aotion of
the convention you represent I shall,
under Providenoe, continue to work
with an eye single to the welfare of
all our people.
A party is of worth only in so far as
it promotes the national interest, and
every official, high or low, oau serve
his party best by rendering to the peo
ple the best servioe of whioh he is
capable. Effeoilve government oomes
ouly as the result of the loyal 00-op
oration of many different persons. The
members of a legislative majority,the
oflloers In the various departments of
the administration,and legislative and
exeoutive brandies as towards each
other, must work together with subor
dination of self to the oommou end
of suooessful government. We who
have been entrusted with power as
public servants daring the past seven
years of administration aud legislation
now oome before the people content to
be judged by our record of achieve
ment. In the years that have gone by
we have made (The deed square with
the word-, and if we are continued in
power we, shall unswervingly follow
out the great lines of publio polioy
whioh the Republican party has al
ready laid down ; a publio polioy to
whioh we are giving and shall give, a
united, and therefore an efficient,sup
The river has reaohed the loweßt
point in years.
NO. :I7
Shinriel U. handles, of Monburjr,
aged 41 years, a Peunaylvanla Kail
road engineer, met will) a fatal acol
dent about lialf a mile b«low Loyal
nock, 011 the Kaatern dlvlaioa. at la 30
o'clock, yeatefday.
He nan coming cant on atock train,
and wlill* leaning out of the window,
wan (track on the head by noma on
known ohjeot, and hla akoil eruihul
He wan brought to Montgomery, •
distance of aliout aix milea, and takeu
to a hotel at that place. A doctor waa
auniinoued, who fonud him in a dying
Hia brother, Conductor Krank liau
dloa, of Suubury, waa notified of th«
accident, anil wax taken to Montgom
ery 011 a apeclal train.
lie waa an extra passenger engineer
and a faithful, trustworthy employe.
Ho went into the aervlce of the 00m
panr in 1888. He waa promoted to an
engineer about twelve years ago.
His fattier,the lato William Kandlei,
who waa an engineer on the N. O. R.
W., waa blown np with liia engine at
Herndon in IHfIS.
Handles died about two hours after
the accident.
Farms for Railroaders.
The Pennsylvania railroad has un
der consideration a plan by which all
of the thousauds of lta employes may,
if thoy ao doaire, become proprietor*
of little farms. The plan contemplates
the parceling out of desirable land
belonging to the railroad company,
along the varioua lines of traok, and
permitting the freo use of this land to
evory employee who wishes to put the
laud under cultivation.
In cases where the employee him
self might not have the time to con
duct u little track farm, the offer
would hold good, if the members of
the employees family are willing to
look after the land. In thousands of
oases such farms could be provided
within a short distance of the hoiuei
of the men, and iu every oase the
farms would be iu a plaoe that would
make easy the marketing of suoh pro
dace ai waj not oonsomed by the
families of the employee.
Dr. W. H. Tolmau, direotor of the
American Institute of Sooial Scienoe,
in New York, brought the plau to the
attention of President Cassatt in a let
ter, whioli, besides advocating the ad
vantages of the plan,showed how suc
cessfully the same idea is being oarri
ed out at present along the varioua
railroads in Franoe. It was shown
that the Northern railroad in Frauoe
has provided farms for 8,000 of its em
ployees,and that, the Eastern road has
provided farms for 2,800,the Southern
road for 2, <>oo and the Orleans road
for more than <I,OOO employees, and
that the farms, besides aiding the
prosperity of the railroad men,also in
crease the prosperity of tho road and
add materially to the wealth of the
entire nation.
President Oiissutt. replied to the letter
inn oordial note, saying that lie had
considered the matter carefully, and
was impressed with the figures from
Frauce, and oonoluded by stating that
he had turned the letter over to the
superintendent of the railroad with
instructions to report upon the feasi
bility of the scheme. Along some lines
the road lias not enough land along
the right of way,but along other lines
it is believed the plan oould be easily
carried out.
To Engage in Frog Uulture,
More than one hundred Pennsylva*
nians have beoome suddenly Interest
ed in frog culture.
That number of applications for frogs
have been received at the Department
of Fisheries, at Harrisburg, since Fri
day morning in response to the an
nouncement of Commissioner Ueehan
that the Department was ready and
willing to furnish the nuoleus for
what Ur. Owen Wister's Virginian
oalled a "herd" of frogs.
Uajor Evans, of the Department of
Fisheries, before leaving for Atlantic
Oity to attend the meeting of the Na
tional Fish Association Tuesday, We
dnesday and Thursday of this week said
that he believed that most of the ap
plioantß are going into the frog raising
industry. Nearly all of them are
farmers and they have probably heard
of the nice prices frog legs bring in the
urban markets and they are willing to
profit by a by-product of the farm that
will be very little trouble.
"All you need," said Uajor Evans,
"is a pieoe of marshy ground and the
frogs will take oare of themselves.
The marsh ought to be fenoed in,how
ever, as frogs are migratory beasts.
They are as good eating as ohioken,
some people think muoh better, and
they are not nearly so hard to prepare
for cooking."
The frogs furnished by the Depart
ment to applioants are shipped froui
the Erie and Corry hatcheries, where
tliev are bred in the ponds ouslde the
hatohery walls.
Want foot Bridge Over Biver.
At Nesoopeok a'petition is belr.g cir
culated lor a foot bridge aorosk the
river. Thus far S4BO has been sub
scribed, but that amount will be in
creased to |SOO at least. JThoee work
ing for the foot bridge figure the ex
pense to be abont $1,500. This they
expeot to be met by Nesoopeok and
Berwick raising at least S9OO, the
Pennsylvania Railroad supplying the
oables and giving S3OO, and the com
missioners of the two ooonties each
aiding to the extent of $l5O.