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l'lie coutract fnr iif I i> ting at
Twi Hills about » mil.' I a li ilf
abovu Grovania wis nuarl.il liy 111-
Dauville and Pioo iisl. .1 u lib ct'lll
Railroad Company yi» Inr<lii.v 1.1 Hi"
Owego Bridge Oumi'iiny, *% I< I.ILI IN
building the bridge lm 1110 lo.iipmy
over the Fishiug Ciei k. The cou
traetors are given until August 21st to
oouiplern the wuik, a date at wliioli,
it uo deluy occurs, the grading will
be oouiplot id along tlio entire line.
The trostle work will be twenty-one
feet liigli and upwards of two hundred
feet long, Ily thus bridging the hol
low between the Twin llills a very
ugly grade is obviated and the line
betwein Danville and Bloomsburg
made a conn aiatively easy one
The crew is still employed oil the
overhead woik. The trolley wire, cut
ou Tuesday, yesterday was made fast
overhead at each side of the crossing
and stretched light. The crew yester
day was busy putting on the "hang
ers," the devioo by wliioli the trolley
wire is suspended from the cross wire
attached to the poles. The overhead
work is now prantically completed as
far as Magill's farm.
Bullet May Prove Fatal.
John Doylo, a seveiitoon-year-old
Oeutralia boy, ia confined to a cell at
the Soliaylkill oouuty prison with a
probable trial (or unorder storing liiui
iu the (ace. He wan arrested at the
pionlc paik nuar the half way house at
Ashland,at a late hour Saturday night
and was brought to Pottsville on the
P. & R. Buffalo express Sunduy morn
iug and lodged iu jail.
Doyle and a number of other young
men frjin Ashland and Centralis at
tended n pionio which WHS given at
the paik by the members of the Eu
reka Uncial Club from Contralia Some
of them lieoame intoxicated by drink
lug au excess of beer during the even
ing and mi argument was started be
tween Thomas Fiiilan,o( Ashland, and
"Butch" MoOauu, of Oeutralia. The
argument waxed warmer and warmer
and a light was the lesult.when Doyle
advanced with a revolver oxtended in
liis right hand.exolaiiniug at the same
time that lie would protect McOann.
Fiulau told him to beliavo himself aud
pat the gun away or ho would take it
from him, whereupon Doyle leveled it
point-blank at Finlan's head and fired
three shots, only one o( which took
effeot, the ball ontering tlio left side
o( liia (ace.
Doylo then fired two shots at Fin
lan's younger brother, William, who
had tried to wrest the revolver from
him. Neither of these shots took elTeot.
The wounded man was hurried to
the office of Dr. Farrow, at Ashland,
aud wai later removed to the Miuers'
Hospital, where he has been ill a pre
carious condition ever since. Tlio bul
let was removed from the left side of
the neck Sunday by Dr. Biddle.
The young man who is iu jail, was
committed upon a charge of aggravat
ed assault and battery,by Squire Rus
uelt. He is the son of D. J. Doylo,
ex-Poor Director of Columbia county
aud always bore an exoelleiit reputa
tion. He will ho held to await Fiu
Will Not Take Fines,
Dairy and Fond Commissioner War
ren has taken another step in his en
doavor to wipe out the sale of adulter
ated articles of food and drink Iu the
State aud liaß instructed his agents not
to aooept the payment of fiues in set
tlement of ease'i, but return tlio cases
The doctor is of tlio opinion that the
mere piyineut of a lino for violation
of the laws is not sulliciout punish
ment for tlio otfoiidor and will iu tlio
future insist upon the imprisonment
of the person found selling adulterat
ed articles. This order is directed
chiefly against the adulterants of milk.
The following statemont announc
ing Ills intention to put Jefoiidants be
hind the bars for their misdeeds was
given out by Dr. Warren 011 Saturday.
"I have instructed all tlio ngonts of
the Pure Food Commission to settle
no oases by the mero payment of a line
in whioli the chemists roport the pres
ence of formaldehydo, lioracio acid,
injurious ooal tin dyes or other harm
ful drugs. All defendants will be hold
for oourt aud if evidenco justifies, ev
ery eSort will be mado to procure con
viotiou and adequate punishment.
"In two or throe localities defend
ers in new oases have previously paid
fine# (or the sale of uiilk (ound to con
tain preservatives, especially form
aldehyde. It is needless to say that
partioular etforts will he mado to
place the delendauts behind the bars.
There is no excuse for tho continued
use of these preservatives, whioli im
peril the lives of tender babes and the
health of more robust adults "
Uarriage licenses have been issued
at the prothonolary's office to tho fol
low iUK persons :
Gustavo J. Meaner of Itiversidu And
Miss Clara Lyon of Danville,
Also William G. Ford of Mooresburg
aud U iss Margaret .1. Hoaoli of the
Will Held a Shoot.
The Danville Gun Club will hold an
all day shout at itH grounds, Hunter's
Park, on Labor Day. Taigels will he
thrown for a ciat a piece. The shoot
will be open to the public.
li. I. VanDoran, representative of
thu Electrical Manufacturing
Company, « hich has the ooutraot for
iiistalliii).' the Borough Eleotrio Light
ing pi 11 t here, was in this city yester
day morning. During an interview be
gave a lull desciiptiou of the system
to be iustalled along with other in
formation rolatiug to it Just now very
timely aud of great iuterest to our
As the present contract for lighting
the Boroogh, hold by the Standard
Eleotric Light Company, expires 011
November Ist, it is realized that evory
moment of time slionld be utilized.
Air. VanDoran says that the contract
or with experts will be 011 hand early
next week along with much of the
material in the form of wire, cross
arms for poles, etc.
Our streets are already well blocker!
with telephone, telegraph aud electric
light poles and in iustalliug the new
system it will be the aim to got along
without ereoting many now poles. An
agreement will probably bo entered
into with the Standard Electric Light
Oompauy by which for a consideration
the Borough will be permitted to era
ploy as far as praotioable that oora.
pany's poles, using separate cross
arms. At placeß of oourse the ereotiou
of new poles will be unavoidable, as
the system to be installed increases
the number of arc lamps from 71 to 83
besides raising the light to 3000 candle
power. Twenty-four incaudosoeut
lamps will also be installed, taking
the place of aro lights in alleys and
similar places where brilliant light is
The principal part o( the work will
consist iu getting the wires 011 the
streets. Henoe the necessity of begin
ning uext week or at the earliest pos
sible date. While this part of the
work is iu progress tlio engine aud
dynamo will he oouipleted and ship
ped to Danville. The first stop taken
uext weok will be to locate tho poles
where uow ones are required and to
secure tho right o( way over poles
The bollors at tho Wator Works have
beeu inspected and are considered eafo
to oarry from eighty-five pounds to a
Ituudred pounds of sleam, whioli is
ample for tho electriu light plant.
Everythiug in in readiuess for install
ing eugiuo and dynamo with the ex
ception of a foundation, whioli oau be
constructed with little labor aud ex
The Committee on Elootrio Light
has taken great pains to thoroughly
investigate the various systems for
electrio lighting and have purohasod
one of the most modem and efficient
types of apparatus on tho market—The
Warren Alternator—of one phase,sixty
cyolos and of sufficient voltage to run
both arc aud iucaudesoeut lights from
the same dynamo, thereby doing away
with the old style methods of opera
tion, where separate dynamos were
This highly improved dynamo hav
ing no moving wire, commutator or
brushes, not only increases the effici
ency, but simplillos the system aud
proteots tho city from burning out by
lightning as frequently occurs with
many other systems. This dynamo
will be safe iu the hands of an ordin
ary|mechanlo, the services of an ex
pert not being needed.
At the Water Works whore tho
dynamo will be stationed there will
be switchboards aud controlling de
vices for automatically regulating the
lights,wliioh will he divided into four
circuits, so that should the lights go
out ou one the other throe will be iu
Surveying for the Ourb Line,
Now that tho paving proposition has
carried Engineer Keefer yesterday be
gan the survey of Mill street to de
termine tlio location of the curbing
that is to aocouipany the paved street.
The resetting of the cutbiug will
necessitate tho relocation of many of
the tolograph aud other poles that
stand on that thoroughfare.
'the polos when the stroet is paved
all must stand inside the curbing at
inches baok and be ill por
feot lino. The Immediate survey was
necessary in order to enable tho Dan
ville aud Bloomsburg Electric Rail
road Company to proceed with the er
ection ot its poles, whioli form no ex
ception and must bo plaoed inside the
ourb. The trolley oompany was do
sirious of proceeding with the setting
of polos last week but was held up by
the unsettled state of affairs whioli
pteooded the eleotion.
A Puddler's Painful Injury,
Adam Recli, the puddler, is unable
to work owing to an injury sustained
while charging his furnace last Mon
Adam, who works at No. 11 furnace
in the old mill, Reading Iron Works,
was iu the act of throwing a bloom
into the furnace wlion his tongs slip
pod,whioli gave his right arm a severe
wreuoh Inflicting a sprain that
makes the limb useless. He suffers
considerable pain and is obliged to
carry the arm in a sling. It may be
some time before ho will be able t
New Assistant Manager,
Kavinond Keeler has resigned his
position as assistant manager of the
United Telephone and Telegraph Com
pany in this district. J. F. Heeley of
Philadelphia, formerly with the Bell
| Telephone Conipauy will sucoeed Mr.
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DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1904
Fred C. YVitaon of Wilkesbarre spent
Sandfly at the home of his parents,
Mr. aud Mrs. Davi<l Wilson,near Kase
Mrs. Charles Michaels, son and
daughter ot Sorautou, arrivod in this
city Saturday for a visit at the home
of David Hariug, Grand stroet.
Mrs. J. H. Milliard lias returned
from a visit with relatives in Phila
Mr. and Mrs. Pliin. B. Hejdens and
daughter Irma, of Bloomsburg, spent
Sunday with Mrs. Fanny Heildens,
Mrs. Ida Shaffer of Philadelphia Is
visiting at the homo of J. 11. Milliard,
Joseph Miller of Baltimore, Mil., is
visiting relatives ill this city.
Mr. aud Mrs. Harry Peifer ol Slia
mokiu, are visiting at the home of H.
J. Aton, Foust street.
Harry Hoffman and family, William
Walker nnd family of Sunbury, spent
Sunday at the homo of P A. Winters,
Mrs. D. J. Thompson and son George
of New York aro visitiug at the home
of James T. Magill, Ash street.
Mrs. George W. Cromis, Jr., and
daughter Murie, Mrs. Frank Burger
and son Lostor and H. D. Burger ot
Washingtonville, aro visiting friends
Miss Elizabeth Foolk left yostorday
for a visit with relatives In Blooms
John Maniu spent yesterday with
friends in Sunbury.
Miss B. Perry left yesterday for
Wyoming after a visit with friends in
Mr. and Mrs. A. Riock of Wilkes
barto, are visiting relatives ill this
Miss May Crawford of Milton,visit
ed friends in this city yestorday.
Mrs. Thomas Painter of Poltsgrovo,
is a guest at tho home of Lawrence
Hallmun, Cooper street.
Mrs. T. Bartholomew, Mrs. li. J.
Pegg, Mrs. W. G. Steiiuuillor, Mrs.
W. H. Ortli, Miss Ida Yorks, Miss
Edith l Pegg, Miss Shearer, Miss Nellie
Gregory, Miss Gortrudo Seohler and
Miss Emma Kelso spent yesterday
with friends at Klinesgrove.
Mrs. Oscar Shultz and daughter Lois
visited friends fit. Kipp's Run yester
Mrs. Jamos Vandevonder of North
umberland, visitod relatives ill this
Miss Bertha Gaskins returned homo
from a sojourn at Spring Lake, N. J.,
Dallas Reppert of Pittsburg, is vis
iting his pareuts in this city.
Garner Sliipe and C. F. Robinson
last evouing returned homo from St.
Louis, where tlioy took in the Louis
iana Purchase Exposition.
Mr. aud Mrs. Georgo Rowe loft yes
terday for a visit with rolatives at
Mr. and Mrs. William Audy left yos
terday for a visit with rolatives in
Misses Mav ami Maggie Bogart left
yesterday for A visit with relatives ID
Mrs. V. Q. Hartman and son Eugene
left yesterday for a visit with reln
tivos at Stouington, Conn.
Joseph Uoriuger was A visitor in
Dr. Nita Richards of Bloomsburg,
transacted business in this city yester
Miss Carrie Menscli of Catawissa,
spent yesterday with friends in this
R. W. Ainraorinan of Sooth Dan
ville, transacted business in Milton
Mrs. I. S. Kulin of Bloomsburg,and
Mrs. J. K. Bittenbondor of Washing
ton, D. O. spent Wednesday with Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Pnrsel, 500 Mill stroet.
Mrs. Joßoph Ephliu left yesterdny
for a visit with relatives in Wilkes
Hon. W. K. Holloway and daughter
Miss Mary left yesterday for Lake
Miss Lizzie Charm visited friends
in Bloouisburg yesterday.
Harry Adams of Milton, transacted
business in this oity .yesterday.
Miss Viola Young visited relatives
ill Northumberland yosterday.
Pleasure Trip's Bad Beginning.
Edward Hofer and Charles Hullihen,
who hired a horse and buggy at Frey's
livery Saturday evening aud started
to take a drive to Northumberland,
met with an accident iu which both
narrowly escaped serious injury.
Mr. Hofer iu describing the accid
ent says that they were just starting
and were in the act of driving out
of the livery when the wheel caught
in the large door, which moves on
rollers, lifting it from Its support and
oausing it to fall ovor upon thoiu.
Both young mon wore thrown out of
the buggy. Tho heavy door landed on
Mr. Hofer's log inflioting a bruise,
while his companion in attempting
to jump came down upon his head and
sustained slight iojury.
The horse ran away and near the D.
L. & W. track upset the buggy,break
ing an axle. Fortunately at this junc
ture the animal was caught.
Hostilities were opeued Tuesday
between the P. & R. Railway Oom
pauy and the Dauville and Bloomsburg
Electric Railroad Oompauy over the
question of crossing the former's tracks
011 Bloom street. The aggressive blow
was struck by the P. &R. Company,
wliioli cut the trolley wire that had
been stretched across the traok.
Bloom street was the center of in
terest during the entire day. The trol
ley orew employed on the overhead
work Tuesday appeared on the ground
early in the morning and began the
work of stretohlng the large copper or
trolley wire; wires intending
for its support were already iu posi
tion, having been stretched from pole
to pole the day before. The operatiou
was watched by a large orowd of peo
Two truoks fitting the trolley track
aud moved alternately by a team of
horses were employed iu the work,one
ooutainiug a large reel of copper wire,
wliioli was kept slightly iu advance,
and the otlior supporting a high framo
work pyramidal in form on which a
workman stood to fasten the copper
wire to the oross wires as fast as it
The work progressed rapidly and by
noou the wire was stretched as far as
the Grove Presbytorian Church. It
was about one o'olock that the work
was brought summarily to a standstill
by the outting of the wire.
The first intimation the bystandors
had that the railroad company intoiid
ed to act was when the work train,
to which was attached a high box car
ran down from the station and stop
ped upon the crossing. Further de
velopments followed in Bliort meter.
Two mou armed with tools inonnted
the house car. The wire was still
above their heads and while one held
a largo ohisol in position the other dex
terously wleldod a sledge and in no
timo the wiro was cnt In two and
dropped to the ground on each side of
the train. After cutting the wiie the
train moved to a position just north
of tho orossing where it remained for
nearly two hours.
After being cut tho wiro dropped to
the ground betwoen each of the oross
wires, extending up and down the
street 111 graceful festoons. Later the
wiro above the railroad was temporari
ly fastened just above tho orossing and
the work of stretohiug resumed east
ward. It was soon after this that the
oonstruotion train withdrew entering
a siding uoar the station.
The railroad employes say tli.it the
trolley wire was only twenty feot
above tho orossing. The foreman of the
trolley crew which plaoed it in posi
tion, however, declared yesterday that
the wire was 22 feet and 3 inches
above the crossing. Later it was
learned, however, that the question of
height had little to do with it, hut
that the railroad company objeets to
the trolley crossing its tracks on grade
aud is resisting it on general princi
H. A. Litz's Patent Flooring.
H. A. Litz of Zurich, Switzerland,
who is visitiiiK M« brother,Oail Litz,
in tliia city, is an inventor of ropnta
His latest achievement in a patent
flooring, thoroughly covered by pot
ent.whioli is ready to be put npon the
market. Oarl Litz of this oity has be
ooroe half owner with his brother in
the invention and the two mon are
casting about for a place to manufact
ure the flooring.
The flooring in a general way may
be said !o resemble mosaic work and
is made np of small blooks of wood
with the grain extending upwards.
The features about it strikingly new
aro the method of nailing, the sawing
and the tools devised for doing tl.e
work and these along with tlio finish
ed prodnot all are patented.
Tho blocks of wood are highly polish
ed, of any shape or color desirable, so
that any piotore or design is easily
workad in the surfaoo, which id as
suitablo for tables, counters, etc., as
for flooring. It is designed also for
waiusooting and even for walls and
oeiliug and where used as flooring is
intended to take the place.of carpet.
Specimens of the work were examin
ed yesterday by members of tiie local
Board of Trade aud they unhesitating
ly pronounce it one of the most prom
ising inventions of the day. The
matter will be brought to the atten
tion of the Board of Trade at its next
meeting and someaotion will no doubt
be taken to secure the new industry
for Danville. The Oity of Reading
wants to manufacture the now floor
ing, but all things being equal the in
ventors will prefer Danville.
Railroad House Ohanges Hands.
The several properties belonging lo
the Rieck estate were disposed of at
Orphan's Oourtsale yesterday.
Tho hotel property on D. L. & SV.
avenue was knooked down to H. R.
Uanetto of Emporium for $1,705.
Lot No. 3, adjoining the hotel con
taining fiauie dwelling houso was pur
chased by Joseph Smith for $l5O.
Joseph Smith also purchased the
double brick dwelling on Lower Mnl
borry street and the vacant lot on the
same thoroughfare. The price paid
for tho brick dwelling was |8!I5 and
for the vacant lot |2OO.
Mr. Manette, the purchaser of tho
hotel, slated tliat he inteuils to im
prove the hostelry and take charge of
the place himself.
Work on tho Mausdale road, wliioli
is to be built under the Act ot April
16, 1903, after several delays was be
gun yesterday moruing.
A certain number of lahorors living
in Danvillo ami vicinity applied for
work but as explained yesterday moru
ing it did not result in any being orn
ployod. Charles Battaglia with his
Italians cunio to the roscno, howevor,
and yesterday morning about tweuty
of his men were put to work. Thoy
came down to this citv ou Monday
evening and domioiled themselves in
a vacant houso near tho Fair Ground.
| A four-horse toani, belonging to W.
(A. Shopperson, waN employed yester
day iu addition to the scoro of Ital
ians. The team wan attached to the
road plow, which did fairly good ex
ecution in rippiug up the hard road
bod. The Italians were pat to work
with their picks at the Borough line
about sixty rods west of the P. & B.
Bailway crossing, the plow being em
ployed at a point farther westward.
The old roadbed daring its long his
tory has been repaired in many differ
ent ways under the direction of many
different heads, system or soience en
tering but little into its construction.
Digging is vory hard. Whore the mud
dy spots occurred or deep ruts were
worn the country supervisors merely
dumped large stouo or chunks of cin
der iu by the wagon load. It required
bat a little digging yesterday to roveal
to tho contractor what he was up
against. Iron stone had boen mainly
used iu the road and many ot these
dug up wore of ponderous size. The
mou with the picks at most placos
wore unable to make much progross.
Tho digging affects a spaco only
eighteen feet in width, which loaves
a nice drive alongside of the road
sntlioiont to accommodate all the
travel. A now bottom will liavo to bo
prepared along the entire distance,
making it uocessary to dig up the old
road bod at evory point for a spaoe
eighteen feet wide. On finishing up,
however, the road on each side of the
macadam will have to be filled up and
graded by the contractor for a space
of four feet.
Qame of Uase Ball.
Tliore was an interesting game of
base hall at tho Nail Works grounds
Saturday afternoon betn'oeu the Dan
ville Beserves and the employes of
Bempe's Olook faotory. It was the
first game of the season for the Clock
faotory employes, who lost the gamo,
tho score being 14 to 3 in favor of the
Beserves. The wide margin by whioh
the game was lost is explained away
on tho ground that the Olook factory
boys tackled tho game without ad
Peters for tho Beserves made a good
two baso hit and a three base hit.
Johnson for the factory boys pitched
a good game, but his support 011 the
whole was not of a sort to win. The
two teams liuod up as follows:
Beserves—Barber c., Peters p., Drei
fuss lb., Pritohard 2b.,and ss.,Kussell
ss., and 2b.,Lee 3b., Anderson lf.,GHl
laspy of., Christian rf.
Employes—Baylor 0., Johuson p.,
Baver lb., Trumbower 2b., Foust ss.,
Dagan 3b., Kaso If., Ortli 2b., Oohn
The field at tho Nail Works has be
come a poi ular buttle ground for con
tending local clubs. There is not a
woek but two or throe games aro pull
ed off there, eaali of which is witness
ed by a good-sized crowd.
Taken IU at Washingtouville.
Charles Campbell employed at John
Bisenhart's meat market was taken
very seriously ill of cramp at Wash
ingtouville yesterday. He was on
business for Mr. Eisenhart and was
aucompanied by his son Itobert. Ho
receivod medical aid at the offico of
Dr. Sidney Hoffa and about 5 o'clock
had imptovod sufficiently to start on
his drive homeward. He arrived at
Danvillo in duo time, still suffering
considerable pain. At last accounts
last night ho was rnnch better.
New Pavement Completed.
A vory nico improvement has boon
comploted at Shiloh Hoforuiod Church,
Bloom street, in the form of a hand
some new stone pavement, about a
hundred feet in length, which takes
iu both the chbrch and parsonage.
Tho pavement was laid by T. ti.
Evans 1 sons and is a flue piece of work.
The gottor accompanying it was cob
bled by William Ward and also shows
up very nicely.
Tho stone, which mado up the old
pavement, liavo all beon utilized in
laying uow walks about tho church
Visitors at Billmeyer's Park.
Billmeyer's Park at Washingtou
ville, as usual,this summer is attract
ing an immense number, of visitors,
who feel an interest ill the fine game
preserve. There is not a day in the
wtek but strangers visit the spot. It
is ou Sunday, howevor, that tho big
rush occurs and Sunday it wonld
seem tho high wator mark was record
ed, when no less than three hundred
poople visited the spot.
WnshingtoiiTillo affords a delightful
drive not only from Danville, bat al
so from Milton, Bloomsburg and a
number of othor smaller placos. A
drive through the country was novor
more attractive than at present, while
Billmeyer's Park never appeared more
TO BE INCREASED
The special election rendered neoes
sary in order to legalize the inorease
of indebtedness incidental to entering
upon a system of improvements in the
Borough, whioh was held Tuesday,
resulted in a very large majority in
favor of increase of indebtedness. The
improvements of street paving and
municipal light will accordingly be
taken up as contemplated. As indicat
ed by the rosult the opposition was not
at all marked. The vote polled in
most of the wards was little more than
half of what is polled at many of the
regular elections; nevertheless there-
Bult Toes night seemed to meet with
very general approval upon the street.
Iu the First and Third Warda.where
the largest vote was polled, at several
times during the day voting was quite
brisk. At eaoh of the Wards -very
thiug was very orderly aud quiet. The
voters were generally very free to ex
press themselves on the merits of tho
questions involved and to the observ
ing person it was nowhere much in
doubt aB to how the election was go
It was not long after seven o'olook,
the hour of closing the polls, when the
outcome at each of the Wards was
known. Tho result throughout the Bor
ough stood as fallows;
First Ward—ln favor of inorease of
indebtedness 2110; opposed, 85.
Second Ward—ln favor of increase
of indebtedness, 130 ; opposed, SO.
Third Ward—ln favor of inorease of
indebtedness, 280; opposed, 3SI.
Fourth Ward—ln favor of inoreaie,
144; opposed, 19.
Total nambor of votes oast in favor
of increasing indebtedness, 790; oppos
Majority by which the citizens sig
nify their assent to the pioposed in
crenso of indebtedness, ART.
Total number of votes cast, 913.
Now that approval of the improve
menti contemplated by Council has
been ,0 emphatic no time whatever
will bo lost in setting down to work
to the ond that Mill street may he pav
ed and Borough light installed be
tween the present and November lit.
D. J. Rogers has the oontract for
paving Mill street. The Ramsey Com
pauy of Philadelphia,lias been award
ed tho contraet for installing an eleo
tric lighting plant.
Company F Has Largest Pay,
Col. O. M. Clement yesterday reoeiv
od from Harrisburg the pay of the
members of the Twelfth Regiment for
camp sorvice at Gettysburg last week,
whioh breaks all reoords for prompt
The total amount reoeivod by the
rogimcut was (10,077.68 and it is a
matter for congratulation that the
largest amount was received by Com
pany F of this 0ity—(952.48, the next
largest bolng Company K of Sunbury
which received (896.48.
To insure prompt delivery of the
warrants they were sent by express
and the Colonel was notified by tele
graph. The amount due each company
was figured out aud warrants sent to
tho company commanders before noon
Company A, Lewisburg 880.48
Company B, Williainsport 877.98
Company C, Milton 844.48
Company D, Williamsport 796.48
Company E, Sunbury 894.48
Company F, Danville 952,48
Company Q, Williamsport 892.48
Coinpuuy H, Lock Haven..../; 790.48
Company I, Williamsport 810.48
Compauy K, Sunbury 896.48
Boy Palls Twenty Peet.
Calvin, the little son of Isaao Rob
bins, Limestone township, met with a
very bad fall Monday evening, whioh
will keep him oonfined to the hoase
for some time.
The little fellow was in the barn
hunting eggs and had olimbed into
one of tho highest points of the hay
mow. He got too uear the edge o' the
hay and fell to the ground at least
twenty feet below.
Ho landed upon his shoulder, sus
taining a fracture of the oollar bone
in addition to a painful sprain at the
Dr. Patton of Washlngtonville, lias
the caso in charge.
Obulaskey Stone Will be Used.
The masons began work on the
foundation walls of the annex at St.
Hubort's Catholio Churoh, Bloom
street,on Monday morning. The work
has been much delayed by the difficul
ty of obtaining the stone needed.
An order for stone has now been
placed with tlie Chulaskey Iron aud
Cement Company, whioh still has a
large quantity of good building stone
in the stack of the dismantled furnaoe.
These will be shipped to Danville via
tho D. L. & W. R. R., as needed and
the work ou tho annex from now on
will be subject to little delay.
Ohnrch and Sunday School Pionio.
The Sunday School and congregation
of Pine Street Lutheran ohuroh held
thoir annual outing at DeWitt's Park
yesterday. There was a turn out of
some three hundred people and the
1 pionio was a success in every respect,
j There were two games of base ball,
one in the forenoon and the other in
the afternoon, the players on both
sidos being members of the ohnrch and
the Sunday school. Sports of all kinds
were indulged In and the entire day
was spent at the park.
Rev. MUhael I. O'Reilly, reotor of
S*. Joseph's Oatholic church, Sun
day rounded ont twenty five years in
In gratitude for the long lease in
which he has been permitted to render
nervioe in his high oalling Father
O'Reilly Sunday morning celebrat-1
ed high mass and preaohed an appro-1
priate sermon, selecting as his theme
"The Dignity and Powers of the
Priesthood ; its Perpetuity and Benefits
to the World." The usual large con
gregation of St. Joseph's was present
en the oooasion.
Father O'Reilly was ordained at tiie
Cathedral at Soranton. July 81, 1879,
by Bishop O'Hara. First Bishop of
Soranton. Of the twenty-five years
that he has been in the priesthood
seventeen have been spent in Danville.
His pastorate here has oovered two
different periods, the first being for
one year, between September, 1881,
and September , 1882, an interval dor
ing whioh the late Bishop MoGovern,
then reotor at St. Joseph's, was mak
ing a tour of the Holy Land. In 1888
Father O'Reilly entered upon his pres
ent pastorate at St. Joseph's churoh
and it is worthy of note that he has
been here longer than any of his pred
ecessors. In addition to his long ser
vice in Danville he has labored in
Soranton, Onshore, Harrisburg, Blooms
burg, Columbia and Renovo.
Rev. O'Reilly is an able and devot
ed member of the priesthood, true to
the highest conception of his holy
calling. He is mnoh beloved by his
people,while his kindliness of disposi
tion and his uniform courtesy have
won for him the highest esteem among
all classes of society. That he may be
permitted to labor in Danville for
many years to ooma ii the wish of all.
Thrilling Street Aooident.
A thrilling aooident took jrtfcoe ft!
Walnut and Bloom streets aboot 11
o'clook Monday forenoon.
U. P. Soott and Clyde Dyer,two at
taches of Oastle Grove, were driving
out of town with two spirited horses,
a blaok and a bay, attached to a plat
form spring wagon. At the above
point the blaok horse became restive.
He refused to move forward and be
gan to rear. While standing nearly
ereot he fell over baokwards causing
the wagon to upset; as lie struck tho
ground the other horse jumped astride
his prostrate body, while the wagon
lauded on top .of both.
The two men, in the wagon eaoaped
injury by jumping. Ur. Soott landed
upon his feet, but his oompanion was
less fortunate and was thrown violent
ly to the gronnd. Mr. Soott in order
to help the horses flew to the head of
one and was soon in the midst of the
mix-np. His position waß one of grave
danger and the speotaole of man. wag
on and strugnling horses all in one
heap was quite thrilling.
In a few minutes there was a big
orowd present who willingly took hold
to remove the wagon and help the
horse upon his feet. In a short time
the animal was free to arise, but for
some time lie oould not be induced to
make the attempt and lay as if utter
When things were finally straighten
ed out it was found that the wagon
tongue was broken off and the vehiole
otherwise damaged. One of the horses
had a cut on the front foot,whloh bled
profusely but so far as could be deter
mined neither of the animals was bad
Washingtonville grange will hold a
festival at its hall, Strawberry Ridge,
on Saturday evening. All the deli
cacies will bo served.
Washingtonville grange is noted as
having among its members some of the
best musical talent in the oounty and
the singing Saturday night will be a
feature that will help to entertain. A
oordial invitation is extended to the
American Mechanic's Fionic.
Division Passenger Agent, D. L.
Uauger.of the Reading Railroad,with
headquarters at Williamsport, was in
town this morning and olosed the con
tract with the American Ueohanios
for the transportation of the patrons
of their pionio to be held at Hnnter's
Park, near Danville, Angust 25th.—
All That Hangs Over.
Some people seem to be slow to learn
that all of a tree and all the frnit it
bears over on another lot belongs to
the man over the line just as complete
ly as if the tree stood over on his laud.
This is not only statute law of every
state,but it is just and right. All that
extends over the line, root aud top,
belongs to the man that owns the land.
He may, if he ohooßes, cut away all
the roots that extend through on his
land. From time immemorial this haa
been the law. All reasonable men oan
see the import of it and will approve
of the law.
There is but one prisoner in the
Coonty Jail and he is awaitiug trial.
At no time during several months past
has the number of prisoners exoeoded
two or three. The one at present in
jail is the man arrested a couple of
months ago for alleged assault on Urs.
Carl ou the dug road.
The next term of Oonrt does not take
place until September 26th. Mwording
|to present indications the number of
criminal oases will not be large.
A fire broke oat in Wnsliingtonvllle
yesterday,wliioh was discovered in the
nick of time to prevent a conflagra
tion which might have wiped ont a
considerable portion of the town.
; The fire ooonrred on the roof of the
blacksmith shop conneoted with the
wheelwright shop condooted by Bur
gess Heacook and evidently originat
ed from some sparks whioh fell from
the chimney. When discovered the fire
had gained considerable headway.
There was instantly the wildest
alarm, as not only is Washingtonville
without any firo fighting appllanoei,
bnt the blaze was situated in a large
frame building that stands near other
buildings equally inflammable com
municating in turn with the prinoipal
street of the town.
In an inoredibly short period of time
a backet brigade was formed in which
citizens irrespective of age or sex took
part. Water was brought from the
oreek and from the pumps near by,
while O. H. Seidel mounted the roof
receiving the water and pouring it
where it would do the most good. In
a short timeaftei the brigade got down
to work the blaze was extinguished.
It was the general opinion that but
for the timely disoovery and prompt
work a great loss of property would
Little Work for the Miners Before Sept
Although anthracite operators re
fuse to confirm the statement, it was
said that few,if any mines will be op
erated more than ten dayß this month.
Every mine in the region was olosed
Monday for the week,and a large foroe
of trainmen on the Reading, the Le
high Valley, the Lackawanna,the Brie,
the Delaware and Hudson, the New
York, Ontario and Western and other
smaller hard-ooal-cnrrviug railroads
wore laid off for an indefinite period.
By the suspensi.u, the shipments of
coal will be greatly reduced and hun
dreds of mon engaged in handling the
ooal through the tide water points
have been temporarily laid off. One
officer of an operating oompany charit
ably said that this was done so that
the men might enjoy a vaoation. An
other said the shut-down was neoes
sary to steady the market, lit Is esti
mated that more thpn 200,000 men in
this State are compelled to be idle,
and there is little hope that they will
get mnoh work for the next thirty
There are Bfil anthracite mines in
the State, situated in the following
districts: Oarbondale, SB; Soranton,
44; Pittston, 88 ; Wilkesbarre, 86; Ply
mouth, 94; Green Mountain,4; Hazle
ton,lb: Black Oreek, 19; Beaver Mead
ow, 10; East Mahanoy, 15; West Ma
hauoy, 48; Shamokin, 91; Panther
Oreek, 9; East Schuylkill, 19; West
Schuylkill, 17; Lorberry, 2, and Lyk
ens Valley, 8 .These are situated on
the Readiug, the Lehigh Valley, the
Lackawanna, the Delaware and their
To get the ooal iu storage as quiok
ly as possible last week the railroads
ran extra trains from the mines to
tidewater storage points, and yester
day more thau 50,000 trainmen in this
state were laid off. They were not
dropped from the rolls of the company
which employed them, bnt all were
given to nnderstand that when they
are needed they will be notified. This
will be at the will of the railroad
companies and may not be until after
The board of Conciliation will meet
this week, and it is thought that all
differences will bo settled. If this is
done it is probable that the mines will
resnme not later than September 1,
when the winter sohednle of prioes ii
He Lives to Tell.
A yonng son of Rev. Franklin H.
Schlegel, of Shamokin, had an excit
ing experience at Buffalo. N. Y., a
few days ago, and one wlilch he will
never forget. That he lives to tell the
tale is remarkable.
At present Urs. Schlegel and her
three children are visiting at the home
of her father, F. J. Kehler.at Buffalo.
A short distanoe from the home is a
siding of the New York Central Rail
road, leading to the stook yards, over
whioh an immense amount of freight
is moved. Franklin, and an elder
brother, Wilhelm, were playing with
some other children near this siding,
when a stone rolled under a train of
fifteen cars. Franklin, with no regard
to danger, orawled after it, and when
under the train, it started.
Fortunately he had the presence of
mind to lie perfeotly still in the centre
of the traok, and thus esoaped being
ground to death. Beyond a few scratch
es and a slight scalp wound, the boy
Will La; Stone Pavement.
John R. Hughes, proprietor of the
Nicholas Avenue marble and granite
works, is preparing to lay a fine stone
pavement in front of his reaidenoe on
Bloom street. To make room for the
improvement he has removed the two
large trees whioh stood along the side
walk. These have not only been saw
ed off, but the stumps have been dog
out by the roots. The trees were large
ones and the task of getting them en
tirely out of the way proved no easy
Campaign managers are preparing
for a short, sharp and decisive politic