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ON BLOOI STREET
The problem preßeutod l>y tlie in
equality of surface ou Bloom stre. I
where the roadbed at several points i
higher than the trolley traok is boiiu
solved by cutting down the street In
oonforui with the railway. The mat
ter was bronght up at the last meeti ig
of Oounoil and it was shown that a
bad state of affairs 'existed, which
made driving dangerous. The matter
was referred to the Coiumlltee on
Streets and Bridges with power to
aot. The committee after a dun inves
tigation decided as stated above and
the work of cutting down the road
bed under Street Commissioner Miller
is already under way.
The trolley track is laid to conform
with the established grade as re.wntly
given by Borough Surveyor O. E.
Keefer. Rlootn street at most points
west of the P. & K. crossing conforms
very nearly with llie new grade. East
of the crossing from A street to Cher
ry street the track lies lower tlinu the
surface of the street, the difference at
some places being upwards of a foot.
The street is already in a good con
dition from Cherry to Viue street
where the road bed is loveled otf and
the eutrauoo to eaoli of the above thor
oughfares made safe and easy.
A regrettable circumstance connected
with it is that the ontting down pro
cess removes all the macadam leaving
a clay bottom, which it Is feared, in
the spring of the year will lieoome
very soit and muddy. However, it is
necessary to bring the street down to
the established grade.
Diggiug is very hard and the small
force of men employed do not make
very tapid progress. The present
week will hardly sje the couiplotion
of the wnrli.
.Along with the grading now cross
ings, are being laid and other im
provements made 011 I! loom street.
Nearly ail the crossing stone employed
aloug the street are irregular and ill
shapen and it in the plan to throw
these oat and to insert In their stead
the larger and more symmetrical
■tones displaced on Mill street where
paving makes crossing stonos uuneo
easary. The crossings at A mid H
streets have already boeu relaid whioh
not only improve appearance very
fflooh but add to the convenience of
A Visit to tiie Suake Den.
Osoar Mellin and John Marshall a
day or two ago took 0110 of their per
iodical walks down the river and they
did to pay a visit to the
snake den, which, tho two men have
known from their boyhood and where
in their time they have slaughtered
venomous reptiles by the soore.
This ill-favored spot, which consists
of a rook ledge near tho foot of the
hill, lies on the right side of the road
some forty rodß below Lover's Leap.
It aeerns to wield some mysterious in
fluence over the Buakes ami they wig
gle their way in droves to this spot
where they die by the hand of man.
Dating the last three years Oscar
wnd John on their various visits to
the spot have slaughtered sixty-eight
oopperheads, two adders and throe
.gigantio blaoksuakes within a radius
•of 200 yards. As tho result of their
last visit seven more conperlioads
•were added to tho list of those gone
■before, four killed 011 the trip down
the river aud three 011 returning.
In oonueotiou with the snakes kiilod
•on the last trip ail incident oocurred,
which was far out of the ordinary.
The three snakes killed on the way
down were thrown npon a rock by tho
roadside. On their return home up
the Northumberland road our towns
men were preoeded by two gentlemen
in a buggy who were witnesses of the
strange sight. Along tho roadside
was a blacksnake six feet long, in the
•at of swallowing one of tho slaugh
tered copperheads. The big btncksnake
With its half swallowed prey was
unable to escape and waH killed,there
by adding one more to the long list ut
serpents which had yielded up their
lives on the spot.
Passed Seoond Beading.
A tspeoial meeting of tho Sunburv
Boiough Oouncil was held Tuesday
evening, to take aotiou on an ordi
nance granting the right of way to
the Danville and Sanbury Electric
Railroad Oompany to pass tlnoiigh
certain streets of this borough.
The ordiuance was read by Solicitor
Shaffer, aud after discussion on sever
al sections, aud satisfactory adjust
ment, was passed sooond loading.
The work is to be Btarted within sev
en moutlißand the road completed and
In full operation within sixteen
months. Time lost by litigation is
not to be coauted.
The exaot route of the road iu thiß
borough has not yet been determined
but the promoters stated that Poiufret
Mauor Cemetery, and tho Susquehan
na Silk Mills would surely bo takon
Where a dispute shall ariso as to
the placing of poles, the street com
missioner shall decide where such
poles shall be placed.
None of the cars shall bo run at a
greater speed than eight milei au
hour within the borough limits, aud
charges for single faros botweeu two
poiuts within the borough limits shall
uot exceed fiveconts.—Suubury Dally.
George LaToarette is packing liis
goods preparatory to IIIOV'IIK I. is fam
ily to Mamdale, Soptemli i 1, where
he ia employed in the Mauadalo Klou r
Captain Kobert AHi .on. Willis L.
Bryant, Charles E. Lei|ipo, Hon. R.
H. Koch, R. .J. Mill-. W. O. Bill
man. Thomas H. A M. Al
bright and 11. I! Sliaiitz, the sever
al oapin.lists hack ot (hit IVnville and
Hlo'iin-'hnrg Kleotrin Kailrntd, who
arrived in this city Tuesday, yester
day went oarefully over the entire
line and oil returning expressed them
sevles as immensely pleased both with
the excellent progress made with the
work aud the thorough and woikman
like mauner in which every part of
the line is constructed.
The road is now approaching com
pletion and unless souio unforeseen
dolay occurs the cars will be running
by September 10th. Grading is com
pleted tn within a short distauce of
Fishing creek and by Saturday night
the road bed will he completed and
the track laid up to that point. This
will leave but one mile to uomplete,
the distance between Fishing oreek
aud Btoombsurg. Over this short
strotoh the work will be light and the
ttaek will soon be laid.
The work of strotohing wires has
lie in delayed by the removing of tele
phone poles. These are uow about
all out of the way aud by Saturday
night tho overhead work will be
completod as fat as the traok is laid.
Next week the turnouts will be put
in. Tlie first ot these will be laid at
Grovania. The two towns of Duu
villo aud Bloouilnurg will each liavii
turnouts, one inside tho borough and
the otlior just onstide tlie limits.
The roof ou tho power house at
Grovauia was tinished yesterday and
the boilers sst ill positiou. The oar
barn will next he tackled. Tne plans
for the building are now completed
aud show a structure 112 by 50 feet,
affording room for live cars aud a
snow plow and containing a work
room for car repairs.
Tho five handsome trolley oars be
longing to the lino were shipped at
Philadelphia yesterday an I aro now
eu route to Dauville. The ca's are
entirely modern embracing all tlie
new improvements kuown in trolley
equipment. Under oacli car is a mot
or of 140 horso power. Each of the
cars is equipped with a Westinghouse
air brake aud a Westiugliouso Elec
trical brake besides the latest im
proved hand brake. Two of the oars
will be fourteen beuch, open cars,
seating eighty-four people; two will
he plain passenger cars seating forty
persons eaoli, aud one, a combination
passouger and baggago car.
The Dauville aud Bloomsbarg Elec
trical Ittilroad Compituy iuteuis
building its line to tlie Hospital for
the lusauo and will oommonce the
construction of its track on East Mar
kot street within ten days.
The oitizeus of Dauville aud Blooms
burg alike as well as of the fanning
couimuuity iutorsected by thd line
are highly gratified at the rapid prog
ress made aud all the developments
which show that the two towns at
such an early day are to be connected
by a trolloy liue so thoroughly mod
ern and well equipped. In Dauville
especially, no more welcome news has
been liuaid for souio time than the
fact that the Djuville aud Blooms
burg Company intends at tho present
time ruuuiug its line up East Market
street to tho Hospital for tho lusane.
Mr. Pasooe, whoso good manage
ment and energy lias beeu manifest at
every stage of the work, comes iu
for his toll share of praise. It is quite
appareut that the road iB backed by
a strong combination of capital, which
augurs well for the succesß aud per
manency of the enterprise. The men
back of it are experienced ill trolley
affairs and are largo investors iu other
liuos and that thov have full coufl
donce in the proposition here aB well
as iu tho judgment and good manage
ment of Mr. Pasooe has been made
quite manifest by their present visit.
Fire Department Called Out.
A slight blaze at the reside uoe of
Henry Confer, No. 414 Grand Htrcet,
Tuesday forenoon brought out the
Are companies at that end of town.
The lire was at the chimney connect-
Oil with the back kitoheu and very
stubbornly resisted efforts to extin
guish it. It wax gotten uuder control,
howovor, before the arrival of the
Mrs. Confer was engaged ill baking
anil the extra fire overheating the pipe
caused the ohlinuey to ignite. The
woman detected the odor of burning
wood and later the presouce of smoke,
which led to the discovery of the die.
By that time the blaze had a good
hold upon the woodwork. Fortunate
ly there was help at hand and by
climbing upon the roof the men were
able to put the Hre out.
But little daiuago was done, al
though the blaze and the ringing of
the firo be lls oauscd a good deal of ex-
Montour Oastle Goes to Lewisburg.
Montour C3aslle.No. 186, K. Q. E.,
of this city, will be present at Lewis
burg on Labor Day, September sth,
to participate in the annual meetiag I
of the Susquehanna District Associa
tion, K. G. E., whioh will be held at
i Montour Oastle will be accompan
ied by Stoes' Hand and will goto
Lewisburg by special train via P. &
K. Itailway. The fare for rouiid trip
will be 50 ceuts. The hour of leaving
Dunvllle will be made known later.
A general invitation la axtonded to
tlis publio to aocoinpany the Oastle.
-FLKDOBD BDT TO TBUTH, TO IJBKBTT un LAW—HO FAVOR BWAYB US AHA S« PMAJB BWAIA AVE"
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1940
WORK ON THE
The long period of conjecture and
uncertainty as to what was iu store
at the river bridge is at last at au end
Definite facts were learned Mouday
which BIIOWS that belt re the close of
another week work along some lines
will be in progress.
Bennett Johnson, of Ridgway, one
of the foremen employed by J. S.
Caldwell, of Trenton,N. J., who has
the contract for bullidng the sub
structure of the'rivor bridge just arriv
ed at Sooth Danville Mouday for the
purpose of securing quarters for tlie
men and otherwise preparing for tlie
building of tho bridge.
Duriug au interview with a repre
sentative of tho Moruing News last
ovening Mr. JOIIUBOU stated that the
tools were shipped from Gounellsville
yosterday aud are oxpeoteil tn arrive
at South Danville by tho .ast of this
week or the heginniug of next. By
the term "tools" is meant tho heavy
eight-ton cranes, the ouginus to opor
ate them, &o. When thoso arrivo a
force of workmen will be on hand to
set them in pOßitiou after which work
ou the erootiou of tho piors and abut
ments will begin.
Mr. Johnson says that the stoue, al
ready dressed,will be shipped to Dan
ville from tho quarrios iu Elk and
Clearfield Counties. Some sixty men
will be employed on tho substructure
of the bridge.
While work is iu progress tho head
quarters will be in South Danville.
Mr. Johnson Mouday was making
inquiries for vaoant houses which
will be needed to shelter tho mon.
The switoli will be built it at all
possible to acquire the right of way
aud work on it may begin at almost
Vac&tica Drawing to a Close.
Vacation is rapidly drawing to a
close ;on next Monday a week, Au
gust 29th, the school term will begin.
During the short iuterim the teachers
out of towu will return and prepare
for another nine mouths of hard
work. Parents aud pupils likewise
will find plenty to do iu order to he
ready to respond when the school bells
ring out after their long silence on
the morniug of the 29th.
Oue of the duties which they will
not .neglect iB to attend to tho mattor
of vacclnatiou, for it is hardly noces
sary to call attention to the fact that
the 8011001 law forbidß teachers or prlu
cipals to admit students who have not
been successfully vaccinated.
Pupils attendiug our sohools who
were successfully vaccinated last year
for any previous year during his or
her school life aud furui6hod a cer
tificate to that effect need feel no con
cern as to vaccination tlilß yoar but
will bo admitted without quostion
All now pupils, however, eutering
our schools for the first can be admit
ted only by producing a certificate
from a physician certifyiug that they
have beeu successfully vaccinated.
The school law is very Btrict in this
matter and no exceptions will be made
Each year a considerable number of
pupils arrive at school age, taking the
place of those who graduated the pre
vious year or dropped out during the
term. Cf those who have not yet
roaohed saliool age, but are botweeu
five aud six, all whoso next birthday
ocours between the opening of the
sohools and tho Christmas vacation
will be permitted to attoud at the.be
ginning of the term ; those who will
not be six until betweeu the holidays
aud spriug will not bo admitted until
the reopening of the schools after tho
Installing New Fire Plug.
Two now fire plugs were installed
on Mill streot Sunday—oue| at the
Dauville National Bank and the
other opposito tho Opera House.
The plugs displaced woro not worn
out, but they wore of the old patturn
and would sooner or later reach their
limit of usefulness. In order, there
fore, to avoid the probability of being
obliged to tear up tho paved street in
a short time it was decided to putin
the uew and improved plug, which is
generally being installed throughout
It was necessary to turn off tho wat
er south of the caoal while tho change
of plugs was being made. Sunday,
therefore, was selected for tho work
to the end that os few people as pos
sible might he disoommodod.
The wator was turuod off shortly
after noon. The work was aooom
plished without auy hitch and by
evening the water was turuod on
It Is the intention of tho Water
Commissioners to throw out all the
old plugs ou Mill street and to lusort
uew oneß. The romaiuing plugs will
bo tackled lator, at such time as tho
work of paving reaohos tho spot they
The Injunction is Dissolved.
The preliminary iujuuctiou granted
last weak restraining the Danville
anil Bloomsbarg Electric Railwiy
Company from buildiug its lino ovor
the farm of Warland P. Evans at fish
ing Oreek was last Mouday dissolved
with the coußeut of all parties.
The Evaus farm ovor which the
right of way had been ohtainod by
the trolley company had beeu leased
in part by the M. F. Guliok Sand
Oompauy and the latter fearing that
the trolley would conflict with its in-
I tereut procured the iujunotiou.
The Mosaic Wood Working Company
is being organized iu this city. The
business men who at the Board of
Trade meeting pledged themselves to
organize a company capitalized at
SIO,OOO, are growing more enthußias
tio over the proposition day by day.
Mr. Hartmau in order to obtain an ex
pression of opinion from experts visit
ed New York with samples. All who
saw the flooiiug were impressed with
its value and assured Mr. Hartmau
that it was destined to supersede all
other flooring of its kind.
11l order to gaiu time those who
have the enterprise iu baud have plac
ed the order for the special machin
ery required, whioh is covered by pat
ent, with Curry & Vanuan aud this
will be manufactured as quickly as
possible. Meanwhile plans and speci
fications are being prepared for the
powor equipment for the stone mill ou
Church street, whioh has beeu secur
ed as a home for the uew industry.
Considerable remodeling will be
nocossary about tho old mill, whioh
has been idle for a score of years or
more, and is iu had condition. Work
at the strut tare will bogin iu a very
fl. A. Litz, the invontor of the pat
out flooring, whioh promises to be
come so papular, is a native of Zurioli,
Switzerland and is a brother of oar
townsman, Carl Litz. The mosaic
woodwork is unlike anything else of
its kind. In a general way it is a
flooring formed by uuitiug small
plooes of highly polished wood, dif
ferent colors being represeuted and all
shapes emploj od.
Patterns of all sorts may be inlaid
and the effect is very beautiful. Floor
ing nf this sort has been attempted be
fore but tlie work is crude aud defec
tive compared with Mr. Litz's inven
tion, in whioh no nails appoar ou the
surfaeo and the blocks are sawed with
tlie grain upwards, which gives the
product a remarkable durability The
distinctive features about it, whioh are
strongly protected by patout, lie iu
the method of nailing,the tawing and
the tools devised for doing this work.
A door check iuveutod by Mr. Litz
a year or BO ago is maunfactured in
Passaic, N. J., and is meeting with a
ready sale. Like the flooring it is ex
ceediugly simple yet unique iu its way
and that it proves a ready seller is
thoroughly in liue with the predic
tions made for it wlieu exhibited in
Danville a year ago. ,
Stoe's Band Will Hold a Ball.
Stoes' Baud will hold a danco iu
tho Armory on Friday night, whioh
promises to be a very line social event
This baud, which is oomposed of
desorving young fellows, talented in
musio, is haviug n rather discourag
ing experiopoe at presont, as 'he sup
port received from the pnblio is iuad
equato to meot tho running expenses,
which although uot heavy are more
than tho individual members should
be asked to bear. The heaviest item
is tho reut, which with light, &0.,
amounts to about teu dollars per
mouth. This the members, iu addition
to devoting time to practice, at pres
eut are obliged to pay out of their
That the members of the baud feel
discouraged goes without sayiug.
They have decided upon the expodiont
of holding tho b.tll ou Friday night
with the hope of roaliziug from the
prooeeds enough to relieve the situa
tion aud place a balauce in the treas
ury. In view of the above therefore
it is hoped that tho ball will be au
unqualified success. Musio for the
danco will be furnished by the baud.
The baud under the direction of
Arthur Foulk is practicing regularly.
At frequeut intervals between uow
and full they oontemplate playing ou
the Btreet as on Friday night and if
the uiusic does not prove highly aooopt
ablo it will uot be that the players
liavo not done their utmost to please.
The band looks to the pablio for
Delightful Event at Blue Springs,
Olio ot the most enjoyable evouts
that over took plaoo at Blae Springs
Farm occurred yesterday wheu Miss
Sara DoLong ontertained a number of
children with a few older persons.
Among tlie gae.sts were two hack
loads which drove out from this oity,
in the number being Mrs. Polk and
cliildron, Emma, Portor, Isabella and
Robecca; Rath, Major and Cordelia
Frick, Mary aud John Taber, Mrs. I.
H. Jennings and children, Edward,
Honriotta and Alice, Mr. aud Mrs,
W. B. Ohamborliu aud sous, William
aud .Toliu, Miss Hancock and Walter
Hancock,Mrs S. A. Yorks,Miss Mary
Yorks, Anna Sli ultz, Mary and Alloe
Pasooo, Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Yeiser
aud Mrs. F. C. Angle. Others present
were: Dorothy Coorson, Mrs. Charles
DoLong and children Dorothy aud
Charles and W. M. ltobisou.
The party pionioked iu the grove
where diuuer was sorved at 1 p. m.
Sports of all sorts were devised to en
tertain the cliildron. There was a
Maynole danoo at the ootiugo aud a
"fish pond" afforded no end of amuse
rnout. Tho crowning delight, how
over, were tlie ponies connected with
the farm, which wero brought out for
the ohildreu to ride.
Paul, tho infant grandsou of Mr.
aud Mrs. .Toliu Fisher, was buried
yesterday. The child was one mouth
A sad oase of suicido occurred at
Washingtouvilie Mouday afternoon,
when Harry Hoberliug, a single man
thirty-nine years of age, took his life
Tho unfortunate mau was a son of
Oeorge Heberling and lived with his
father and brother John on Water
streot. Harry was a oarpenter and for
some years oondncted a small business
in Washingtonville, manufacturing
wheelbarrows, tables aud the like. |
Of late he seemed to duollue in
health and grew morose and despoud
ent. He became quite a recluse aud
was seldom seen iu public.
During yesterday his brother John
was working away from home. Short
ly after 2 o'olock the father missed
Harry aud instituting a search found
him hanging in the garret.
Mr. Heberling was nearly overoomc
at the discovery. He gave the alarm,
iu response to whioh Elinor Ootuer
aud Thomas Pollock went into tho at
tio aud cut tho suiuide down. Dr.
Hoffa about the same time responded
to a call. An examination showed
that the last spark of life had Hod aud
that tlie man had beon dead for some
The suicide was deliberately plan
ned. Tho decoased after securely fas
tening a rope to tho ratter, mounted
a box, after whioh ho adjustod the
rope around his neck and jumped off.
The Justioe of the Peaoo after learn
ing all the faots iu tlie case deoidod
that an inquest was not necessary.
Auto Trip to Danville.
Throe automobiles came rolling in
to towu Taeday afternoon contain
ing a distinguished party of men,cap
italists connected with the Danville
& Bloomsburg Electric Railway.
Last night they were domiciled at the
Ono of the automobiles- -a Winton
Car—contaiued Captain Robert Alli
son of Port Carbon and R. J. Mills of
Pottsville. Captain Allison, whon a
young man spent two years aud a half
in Danvilln and was omployed iu the
famouß old plant uow owned by tho
Readiug Iron Company. Ho was bore
in 1848 and assistod in making the
first T rail in Amerioa. He enlisted
duriug the Civil war and has a flue
record as a soldier. Later he becamo
proprietor of the Allison Iron Works
at Port Carbon aud coudactod the
basiuess successfully for many years.
He is uow retired.
Captain Allisou is ail enthusiastic
autoist aud haudles his maohino with
rare skill, meetiug every emergenov
ou the long mountain rides with a
calmuesss aud nerve that would do
oredit to a much youuger man.
Willis L. Bryant of Scliylkill Hav
en and Hon. R. H. Koch of Potts
ville came up in a Ford Motor Car
aud had a delightful trip.
Five of the party—Charles E. Lippe,
Thomas B. Illig, A. M. Albright, H.
B. Sliautz aud W. C. Billman came
all tho way fioiu Readiug and made
the trip in au Acme Motor Oar, man
ufactured at Reading. They had a
remarkable ride over the rough moun
tain roadß which put tho machine to
a wonderful test of endurance as woll
as of speed. The long aud dangerous
trip was made without incident of
any sort aud the motor car on arriv
ing at Danvillo was found iu as good
a condition as when it left Reading.
Elk's Dance at Hunter's Park.
Dauville Lodge, No. 754, B. P. O.
E., of this city is making arrange
ments to hold a dauce at Hauter's
Park 011 Thursday2the 255h inst.which
in point of brlllianoy promises to
eolipso auythiug that was ever at
tempted at that resort. Not ouly will
the pavilion be lavishly decorated,but
the entire grove will be adoiued with
Japanese lanterns aud the like, which
will bo suspouded among tho branches
of the piue trees.
Tho musio for the dauoe will be
furnished by Oppeuheiin's orchetsra
aud every thing will be on a generous
and elaborate scalo.
luvitatious will bo sunt out today.
The affair Is not restricted to tho Elks
alone, but the invitations will includo
many not belonging to the older who
have friends that aro members.
This dance will bo tho last of the
summer events. Tho lodge is already
preparing for tho fall and winter sea
son and it might bo added that the
various functions under contempla
tion will laok nothing in the scope or
brilliauoy which has made those note
worthy held by tho lodge during the
present and past seasons.
Large Congregation at the Grove.
The Rev. James Russell, D. D., of
Oueonta,N. Y. ,who occupied the pul
pit of the Grove Presbyterian church
Sunday forenoon duriug the absouce
of Rev. Dr. McOormack, preached an
exceedingly able disoourso whioh was
listened to by a very largo cougrega
The Rev. Dr. Russell spent his ear
ly life In Danville aud vioinity and a
large number of Ills old time fiieuds
woro present yesterday morning to
bear his able sermou. Twenty years
have made but little ahaugn in Mr.
Russell, exoept to oularge his experi
ence aud develop his powers uutil
judging by yesterday's effort he rauks
with the loading divines of hischuroh.
During his stay In Danville Dr.
Russell was a guest at the home of his
niece, Mrs. Alex. Fester, Bloom
streot. Yesterday afternoon he preach
ed at the Rash Presbyterian church.
The question of relocating the curb
stone market will come up before the
Boroagh Council at its meeting to
morrow night. Owing to the paving
of Mill street a point has now been
reached where the market at least
temporarily will have to be removed
from that thoroughfare.
The question to settle will be
whether the removal should be per
manent or not;alao what street is best
adapted for the market.
Not a few of the merchants, who
would like to see the market kept ou
Mill street, take the view that even
with the trolley line in operation
there will bo ample room for the wag
ons aud advooate bringing the market
back as soon as tho street is paved.
It is evident, howover.that there will
be opposition to this course.
Whether the removal is to be perm
anent or not a nice point to settle
will be whioh stroet is best suited
for the market. Many persons taking
into consideration the location of the
town, one populous section lying as
it does on the north side aud the other
on the south side, think that Ferry or
some other streot extending uortli and
south should bo selected as one that
would be convenient for the greatest
number of people. They hold that
Lower Mulberry street would be too
inoouvenient for residents of the First
aud Second Wards and that Mahoning
street is too remoto from portions of
the Third Waid and Yorks' Hill.
The matter is now up to Oounoil
for immediate action, as the market
is already partially orowded off the
street and but two or three markot
days remain before the portion now
occupied will bo closed by tho con
Brief Shut Down for Eipairs.
The clook faotory will oloso tomor
row to remain idle until next Wednes
day. The shutdown is rendered nec
essary owing to some repairs needed
ou tho machinery, the gas engiue, es
pecially requiring a general overhaul
ing. Several parts will liavo to bo
sent away for repairs.
'The shut down contemplated will
be tlie first time lost by the clock fac
tory since it was started nearly a yoar
ago, aud yet the etahlishment is a
month behind iu it orders.
The selfwinding docks are constant
ly increasing in popularity and the
prospects for the fall trade are ospeo
ially bright. The Rempe clock has by
this time beeu before the public long
enough to have demonstrated its reli
ability aud accuracy as a time keeper.
Its factory here has a busy career be
Will Double Capacity of Store.
J. F. Tooley iB about entering up
ou a big improvement at his store.
Mill street, which will double the cap
acity iu eaoli department.
At the end of oacli room is an annex
of nearly the samo width and extend
ing back some thirty-fivo feet, whioh
was formerly used as a dwelling by
the merchant. The two annexes, which
are built of brick, are separated by an
Iu rebuildiug, the two annexes will
be thrown together into one. The
partitions will be romovfld, even the
solid brick wall botweeu them aud the
store will bo toru out so that both
the grocerj and dry goods department
alter the improvement wiil extend
back about twice as far as at present.
Urs. Allgaier Claimed by Death.
Mrs. Catharine Allgaier, widow ot
Frederick Allgaier, departed this life
at 8 :80 o'clock Tnosday forenoon af
ter a long illness.
The dooeasod waß fifty years of age
and is survived by her aged father,
John Bauscli, aud one daughter. Miss
Lillian Allgaier. She was a member
of St. John's Luthoran church,a con
sistent Christian, and was much be
loved throughout the community. She
was born at Schnectady, N. Y.. but
spoilt the mof.tof her life ill Dauville.
The funeral will bo hold this Thurs
day at 2 p. ill., from the family resi
dence, Wator stroot. Interment will
take place iu Odd Fellows' cemetery.
Last fear as Steward.
David Ohesuut, Steward at Alms
house of the Dauville and Mahoning
Poor Distriot, will resign his position
at the dose of the present year and re
move to Dauville.
Mr. and Mrs. Cliesnut have presided
over the poor farm for Alteon years
aud under their careful administra
tion the inmatos have beeu well taken
caro of and things about the institu
tion liavo prospored.
Iu charge of Construction Work.
Walter Dalton, electrical ongineer
who has oliargo of the construction
work of the Ramsey Electrical Mau
ufacturiug Company, arrived iu this
city Mouday and will be with us
duriug the greator part of the time
until tlie Borough light plant is com
Keese & Hammond Brick.
The Reeso <& Hammond paving brick,
with which Mill street is to be paved,
was adopted at Milton Monday night
for use ou one of the streets of that
towu. The oontsaot for paving was
awarded to the Central Coustrnotion
Oompauy of Harrisburg. The Roese
Hammond paving blook was also
adopted at Jersey Shore a short tiine
I ago. \
The question of poles for the Bor
ough Eleotrio Light plant has not as
yet been settled. It has been aßoer
taiued , however, that a "right of
way" oau be obtained over poles uow
standing. Whether It wonld be for
the best interest of the Boroagh to ao
oede to the terms aud nse these poles
or to plaut others of Its own is a ques
tion on whioh under the ciroumstanoes
there ought to be no division of opin
ion. The matter will come up before
Council at its meeting tomorrow
The Standard Eleotrio Light Com
pany makes a proposition to the Bor
ough which seems eminently fair and
will no doubt be aooepted by Council.
It agrees that the Borough shall have
the right and privilege to attach its
wires, cross arms, oahles and fixtures
to the Light Company's poles for the
purpose of transmitting eleotrio light
ourrent only at a height not less than
one and one-half feet below the lower
cross arm uow In use on said poles,
the wires to be attaohed to oross arms
at a distance of at least one and one
half feet from the oenter of pole.
The Standard Eleotrio Light Com
pany agrees to bear the cost of main
taining the poles thus used, stipula
ting, however, that each party bear
the expense of maintenance or repairs
of its own cross arms aud fixtures. If
for any cause it becomes neoessary to
remove auy or all of said poles the
Light Oompany agrees to mnke such
removal, the expense thereof to be di
vided and borne equally between the
parties of the first and the seoond
The Light Oompauy agrees to pay
lioeuse on the poles used by the Bor
oagh, stipulating, however, that the
license or tax on poles or any of the
property of the Light Oompany, ex
cept real estate, shall not be increased
duriug the term of agreement.
The Standard Eleotrio Light Com
pany asks that the Boroagh agree to
pay a rental on all poles thus used ot
sixty cents per anunm during the
term of the agreement, payable In ad
vance on the first day of November of
eaoli yoar for each and every pole
used by the Boroagh.
The conditions proposed provide
that each party agree to save the
other party harmless from any and all
loss and damage oooasloued by its cur
rent, or by the eroction and mainte
nance apou poles of its wires, oross
arms, cables, fixtures and apparatus
aud that eaoli party guarantees to
keep its wires properly insulated and
to reimburse the other party for all
damage, ooat and expense incurred by
them by reason of auy negligence of
The term of the agreement is ten
years. The poleß whioh the Stand
ard Eleotrio Light Oompauy proposes
to grant use of to the Borough are lo
cated as follows: Twenty-eight poles
on Market street, thirty poles on Mill
street, fourteen poles ou Bloom street
in addition to any other poles whioh
may be required, the poles to be used
jointly by the Standard Bleotric
Light Company and the Borough of
Oar streets are already well filled
with poles uud the thought of dupli
cating those already standing in in
stalling the Borough plant is hardly
to bo tolerated in view of the liberal
proposition from the Staudard Eleo
trio flight Oompany. It is the cheap
er coarse to pursue and in every re
spect solves the problem nicely.
Two Prinoipal Commodities.
The two prinoipal commodities in
the curb stone market Tuesday were
sweet corn aud tomatoes. There were
few wagons whioh did not oontain one
or the other or both of them.
The oorn was most lgsciouß in qual
ity,the grains large and joloy and the
ears well filled. The prioe duriug the
earlier hours was ten cents per dozen,
bat before the olose of market a great
deal waa sold at eight oents.
Tomatoes are very fine. Yesterday
they oould be bought for fifty cents
per bushel, although iu smaller quan
tities they sold at five cents per quar
ter or teu cents per half a peok.
Only a few peaches were iu market;
these were small aud sold at ten cents
per box. Plums were more plentiful
aud sold at 25 coots per peuk, or 10
oents per box.
Prospecta are fair for a good apple
crop; although they are found In
market iu only limited quantities and
sell at 10 oents per peok.
Blaobberries and huckleberries sold
at 10 cents per box.
Along with farm produoe generally
cabbage is growing nioely and prom
ises a large yield. It sells In market
at an average of about 3 oents per
Butter was scare in market and
brought 25 oents per pound. Eggs are
more plentiful than a month or so ago
and sold as low as 18 oents per dozen
No Action on Catawissa Bridge.
Contrary to expectations, Judge
Kunkle.of the Dauphin Oounty Court
failed to hand down an opinion Mon
day iu the Oatawissa river bridge pro
ceedings, upon whioh depends the
early re-oonstrnotion of the bridge,
which waß destroyed by the flood.
With the delay in the proceedings
there is little hope that the bridge
will be reconstructed this fall, and
the problem of transportation over
the river attliat place will be one of
001. U. U. Clement of Sunbury was
re-elected Oolonel of the 12t!i Regi
ment, N. Q. P., at Sunbury last even
ing. The eleotion was conducted by
001. 0. Bow Dougherty of the 9th
But one ballot was neoeasary. Maj
or William O. King or Williamsport
was nominated by Captain John B.
Beck of that plaoe. 001. Olement waa
nominated by Captain William H.
Heiin of Sonbnry.
On the first ballot 001. Olemeut re
ceived 20 votes as agaiust 10 votes for
his opponent, Qtfajor King, and was
therefore declared elected. On mo
tion the election was made unanimous.
Oaptain Kulmer. Captain Heim and
Oaptaia J. B. Uearhart of this city
were detailed to notify 001. Clement
of Ills eleotion. The Oolouel In re
sponse made some very happy remarks,
thanking the men for their support
and dealing with the situation in gen
Looking Oyer Oanal Bridge.
Engineer Doughty of the D. L. &
W. railroad, was in this oity Fri
day looking over the canal bridge on
Ohuroh street, whloli <s in need of re
pairs. The engineer's visit waa in re
sponse to a communication from the
Borough calling the railroad company's
attention to the unsafe oonditiou of
the bridge, suggesting that It be re
moved and the ground exoavated on
Uill street be ntilized in oonstruotlng
a oulvert to take its place.
The engineer's visit revealed no op
position to this plan. It seems to be the
general policy pursued to replace the
bridges with culverts or to All up
the oanal entirely. The engineer took
the view that the latter plan would be
perfeotly feasible here, ns the oanal as
it is viewed by the railroad company
is not a public waterway and may be
dispensed with at pleasure.
The Borough's proposition was that
the railroad company construct the
mason work of the oulvert, employing
the stone in the abutment and wing
walls of the present bridge. The en
gineer yesterday did not oommit him
self as to any definite action that the
railroad company might take in the
premisea.bnt there seems to bo a clear
understanding that the railroad com
pany will co-operate with the Borough
in replaoing the bridge with a culvert
of some sort, the Borough furnishing
and carting the earth to the spot and
the railroad company providing the
water way, which may be formed of
terra cotta pipe of large dimensions.
fiiver Ooal a Scaroe Article.l
One of the effects of the reoord break
ing flood, which is very generally de
plored, was to sweep the deposit of
river coal OJt of the lower North
branoh, wliioli at this plaoe and at
Snnbury was formerly the foundation
of quite an iudustry. The Water Works
at this place, wliioh since the miners'
strike haß depended maiuly upon river
ooal, has been obliged to fall baok in
part upon mine ooal and now is using
the first car load of that kind since
last spring a year ago.
The deposit of river coal at Snnbury
is exceedingly limited and that which
has been shipped to this city is very
small in size. The Danville coal dig
ger is standing idle and has been uaed
very little siuce the Fourth of July.
The reason assigned iB that it doea not
pay to operate it. The deposits of coal
near the bend of the river where the
digger was employed profitably laat
year, have about disappeared, while a
Snnbury party who recently examined
the river above our town found little
or no ooal.
The theory is that the ioe gorges aa
they moved along awept the ooal from
the bottom of the river, while what
ever coal may have been released at
the mines lias not reached Danville.
The situation, it will be seeu, admits
of hope, as the next big flood may
bring a fresh deposit of coai.
Pure Milk in Westers Oounties.
Dr. Warren, Dairy and Food Com
missioner, has reoeived reports of an
alysis of milk and cream from western
Pennsylvania chemists, whioh were
surprising in their results and indicate
that the efforts to rid that seotion of
the State of embalmed dairy produota
have met with a marked degree of sue
oess. Out of a total number of 235
samples analyzed for formaldehyde,
borio aoid, and other harmful or il
legal adulterants, only three samples
failed to oomply with the law.
This is in contrast with the condi
tion wliioh existed at tiie time when
the present Dairy and Food Commis
sioner assumed charge of the offloe. In
the same distriot last summer, scores
of proseoutions were sucoesafully
brought against dairymen who uaed
formaldehyde, (embalmed fluid), or
who had sold skimmed or watered milk
The boroughs in whioh the aamplea
were purobaaed by the sworn speoial
agents are as follows: Bradford,
Punxsutawney, Rochester, Mononga
h ela, Ti tusville, Parnassua, Kittanning,
Dußoia, Beaver, Arnold, Meadville,
Warren, Uoneaeen, Donora, Ridgway
and New Kensington.
Miss Olive Orner of Northumber
land and H. H. Oarr of Sunbury were
married at 8 o'olook Saturday night,
by the Rev. Dr. M. L. Shindel at bia
reaidenoe, Lower Mulberry street.