Danville intelligencer. (Danville, Pa.) 1859-1907, September 09, 1904, Image 1

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NEW YORK. Sept. 7.—Democratii
editors to the number of several hun
dred from all parts ot the country,
from the North, the South, the Eaci
aud the West, aie lieie today and oth
ers are arriving for the purpose ol
holding a conference to lie followed
tomorrow by a visit to Esopus, where
they will be guosts of Judge Parker at
While many arrived during tlio morn
ing at the headquarters
on Thiity Seventh street, the inaiu
business of the day w»'.l transpire this
aiceruoon when a conference as to
oampaign plans>s re#aids the press
will be held and a symposiAm of sou
gestion held. There will bo addresses
by several of the loading quill drivers
and this will bo followed by a free ex
change of thought an.l ideas, partic
ularly as to methods to be pursued
during the oampaign just about to
Another roason for bringing togeth
er several hundred moulders of thought
from vaiious portious of the country,
was to feel the pulse of the great muss
of Democratic voters. If no other re
sult should obtain from the gathering
but the learning of the situation in
various states, couutleß and hamlets,
a great work will have been perform
One grizzled voteran of a score or
mere presidential campaigns, whose
home is in Indiana, wns very enthusi
astic when spoken to ahont the chances
in the arrat Middle West. After call
ing attention to the fact that his
State ti ill bann chosen hy both parties
as the battle gronnd of the campaign,
he said: " V«s, it seems as If we are
to b'ar the brunt of ti e lighting this
fall, but that is what -ve are ou the
skirmidi line for. We are there to
tight aud we are going to do it. What
is more 1 firmly believe that we are
going to win. Many who four and
eight years ago refused to support
Bryan now have their ooais off and
are doing yeoman service."
These teutimouts can he hoard ou
all sideß and c very mail present shares
them. All brinrf glorioiis reports from
their sections of the country and if the
editorial conference does nothing else
besides let the campaign managers
know the state of feeling in their re
spective bailiwicks, it will have ac
complished a great good and an em
inently satisfuotory work from the
practical side of politics.
Ou a special hteamer the editors will
leave the city tomorrow morning for
Esopus,where it is expuctud they will
arrive eaily in the afternoon.
One of the features ot the conference
will be the banquot to the visiting
editors at the Waldorff this evening.
This will not be au elaborate affair
but it will lie foil of jollity nnd good
feeling. S. E. Johnson, one of tho
Cinoinuati Inquirer correspondents at
Washington has been ueleotod as toast
master for tho oooasiou ftud the simple
statement that at one time he was the
presiding genius of the ta nous Grid
iron Club of the nation's capital is
Among the oditors who liavo had in
oharge the arrangements for the con
ference are the following: Heiman
Kidder, New York; Andrew McLean,
Brooklyn; T. U. Patterson, Denver,
Ool; Heury D. Wiutou, Haokeusaek,
N. J ; Alfred Oreudorff, Springfield,
ill. ; Norman E. Mack, Buffalo, N.
Y.; R. If. Joliufion, Houston, Tex. ;
D. J. OiitteiHierger, Indianapolis,
Ind. ; W. O. Bnrr, Hartford, Conn ;
Edwin R. Lawrenoe, Paterson, N. J. ;
W. P. Neiibitt, Big ftapids, Mioh ;
John R. Mofioau, Cincinnati, O. ; O.
H. Taney, Wiieeling.W. Va, ; Josophus
Daniels, Kaluigh, N. C. ; (J. M. Hitch
cook, Omaha, Neli. ;Olark Howell,At
iauta.Ga. ; W. Kuapp, St. Louis, Mo. ;
Alden J. Blethen, Seattle, Wash. ;
Henry Wattorson, Louisville, Ky. ;
William Saulsbury, Dover, Dei. ; J.
H. Pahey, Boston, Mass. ; John T.
Wiuship, Saginaw, Mioh.
Oalvery Kegim.nt National Guard.
Tiie plan broached Home time ago of
forming a two-battalion regiment of
cavalry for the National Guard of
Ptsuuaylvauia, is again being disouss
ed. According to the program as at
pieaeut talked about,a four troop regi
intnt should be formed In Philadel
phia, giving that olty a full battalion
of mouutej troops. Two more would
be formed and looated, one in Pitts
burg aud one in one of the larger
towqa of the interior. Not being a
full regiment, it would uot ha entit
led to a colonel aud would bo com
manded by a lieutenantcolouol. Cap
tain Charles S. W. Jones, of Sheridan
Troop, Tyrone, it is said, will bo rnadn
the oominauder of the regiment.
Captain Oroome, of kite First Oity
Troop, is spoken of as the probable
major of tho Philadelphia battalion.
Many of the older ollioers of the Na
tional Guard favor the formation of
such a regiment, as they think the
guard of this state is deficient in oav
airy. It Is generally oonoeded that
mounted troops are the most effective.
Tiie o.tvalry can move from point to
poini with guoli rapidity that it can
cover a larger territory than iufartry,
whioh has to wait for transportation
by rail.
Farmers Pionio.
The farmers of Montour county are
making arrangements to hold a basket
pionic at Hantar's Park on Saturday.
It will bd an all-day affair. There
will be addresses aud a Hue progiain
of music.
A suppleiueut t'l ilm ordinance
grunting the Danville imrl Itiverside
St met Itiii 1 roiiii the right of way
tli rim (ill lli< Huron K'* »112 D .nville was
pn Bed i'ri.lay on two readings. The
4upplemont amend* the or.lnmnce so
i» t(i tr nit il.o t nil. y cuiii|iiiuy per
llllHSion to pass from Blooui street
down A street if it so desires.
Mr. Pasooe, wlio aooompauied by
Division Saperiuteudeut Turk of the
P. & R. Railway was present at the
meeting, explained so Ooouoil that it
was not at all clear that his company
would need to avail itself of the privi
lege of using A street. It had been
restrained by injunction from cross
ing Bloom street at grade. The mat
ter was now in court and the outcome
was in doubt. What his company wish
ed was to be in a position to prooeed
with the building of its lino without
the least delay should the decision of
the court lie against it.
The trolley oompany, lio said, had
permission to carry it* line through
under the P. & R. Railway track and
by goiug down A street the trolley by
that means could conveniently pass
over to Waluut street, through which
the ounipaoy already liaa a right of
wny. To facilitate matters he asked
that the supplement if approved by
council be passed on both Its first and
its seoond readiug.
In disoussiug the matter Mr. Goeser
thought that tho the prop
er time for renewing the agitation
tor the undergrade crossing at tho
same poiut for vehicles as well as foi
trolley. This suggested a question of
terms, which drew Division Superin
tendent Turk iuto the disoussion.
Mr. Turk did not see that the open
ing of A streot was out of the ques
tion under oertain conditions, but he
held that 'twas a proposition separate
and distinct from the grautiug of a
right of way for the trolley under the
In regard to supplementing the ord- ,
inance, permitting the trolloy to pass
down A street, Superintendent Turk j
urged that Oouuoil aot without any ,
delay. The P. & R. Railway Com
pany, he said, does not wish to stand ,
in the way of the trolley, but a grade
orossiiig at Bloom street is regarded |
as dangerous and in order to avoid it ,
the oonipauy has granted tho trolley (
people permission to pass under the ,
railroad at Walnut street.
Ou motion of Mr. Reifsnyder,second- |
ed by Mr. Dietrich,tlin supplement to |
the ordinauoe was adopted ou first (
Immediately afterward on motion of
Mr. Kenstermaoher the roles were
suspended and the ordinance was pass- (
ed ou second reading. |
On motion of Mr. Reifsnyder it was ,
ordered that D. J. Rogers be paid (
s<>soo on It is paviug.contraot. I
Mr. Swank of the Committee on
Ordinance aud Police reported that |
the Committee had given the matter |
of sewer connection atteutiou aud 112
made some reoominendationg as to
rates. The ordiuance he said is being |
drafted. ,
Meanwhile Mr. Goeser asked per- j
mission to connect the Knitting Mill (
with the sewer. 112
On motiou of Mr. Reifsnyder seoond- (
ed by Mr. Lloyd it was ordered that ,
all persons be given permission to con- .
ueot with the sewer at any time by
agreeing to abido by any rates whioh j
Council may decide upon later.
Ou motion it was ordered that (
twelve feet of \ inch hose be purohas- (
ed for use at the lock-up.
Ou motiou of Mr. Reifsnyder it was |
ordered that bids he invitod for the ,
extensiou of the Borough sewer ou ;
Kront street from the Germania Brew- (
ery to Church street for the purpose
of accommodating property owners
who wish to enjoy sewer privileges.
A communication was reoeived from
tho petitioners who at the previous
meeting asked that au alley be vacat
ed at J. B. Gearhart's store stating
that it their prayer be granted they
would oomply with the terms of Conn
oil aud pay oxpeuses iuoidental to the
A communication was received from
Thomas Wei liver who alleged that he
had broken his wagon by driving over
a street whioh had beeu negligently
left in bad condition. Ho euolosed a
bill of 111, the cost of repairs, whioh
lie wanted Council to pay. Tho mat
ter was referred to the Committee ou
Streets aud Bridges tor investigation.
Attention was oalled to a couple of
bad off-setts iu the sidewalk on Clinroh
street where now stone pavements
have been laid. The owner of the
property, where they oacur had been
notified audit was reported that lie
had not fixed the pavement. On mo
tion it was ordered that the property
owner be notified once more and in
formed that unless lie level up the
sidewalk in three days the Borough
will have the work doue and that he
will be obliged to piy for it.
Tho following members wore pres
ent: Vastine.Dietrioh, Goeser,Swank,
Kensteruiaoher, Boyer, Reifsnyder and
Lloyd. Chairinau W. W. Davis being
absent Mr. Vastine was ohosen presi
dent pio torn.
Offioera Eleoied.
At the regular monthly meuling of
the Directors of the Y. M. C. A.,held
011 Tuesday evening, the following
officers were elected to servo for tlie
ooming year: Prosident,H. B. Sohultz;
i Vice President, O. R. Schilling; Sec
retary,Beverly Musselmau; Treasurer,
W. V. Oglesby.
A portion of Mill street is now prac
tically ready for the laying of brick,
whloli will begin doring the present
week, probably today.
Fiuo progress yesterday was made i n
concreting tlio square between Mahon
ing and Market streets. The street ov
er much of this distanoe is now finish
ed from curb to ourb including the
trolley traok, where tlio ooucrete is
firmly packed between the ties. By
tonight the eutire section will bo con
The oourse of concrete will be cov
ered with two inches of sand upon
which the brick will be placed. The
brick when laid will be rolled, after
which grout will be poured into the
joints and the process of paving will
be finished.
The curbing yesterday was boiug set
ou tlio oulvort where pursuant to spec
ial aotion of council an extra founda
tion of oonorete two foot wide aud a
foot deep is required. The trolley
company today will lay the track ou
the lower square so that that sec
tion will be ready for the concrete hy
the time the upper square is finisliod.
Iron Workers' Big Onting.
Unquestionably the largest crowd
that ever assembled at Hunter's Park
was presont at that rosort Monday
ou the occasion of the pionic hold by
the A. A. of I. S. and T. W. of this
oity. Every part of the park wan
Notwithstanding the big oonoourse
of people the very bost of ordor pre
vailed. The crowd began to arrive
soou after the parado, which is describ
ed in another column, reached the
The first thing on the program was
an address by District Vice President
Mailey of Columbia. The remarks
were of an Interesting aud practical
nature dwelling upon the principles
of the Union aud tho duty of work
men toward themselves aud others.
The tug of war betweeu Montour
Lodge and the Iron Moulders' Union
was not pulled off, owing to a death
whioh had ocourred among tho mould
During tho afternoon a snoot was
held by tho Danville Gun Club, in
whioh a largo number of shooters par
ticipated and some vory good scores
were made.
MethereU'sorohestra furnished musio
for the danoe, whioh was participated
in by immense numbers during the af
ternoon and ovening.
Canal Bridge Tom Down.
The old canal bridge ou Church
street, which has been in sorvico as
far back as most peoplo can remember
was torn down yesterday aud Church
street at that poiut for some time will
be closed to travel.
The bridge for mouths past has been
known to bo unsafe owing to its age,
but the intention was to let It stand
antil the oulvert uuderneath was com
pleted, so that traffic over the street
might not be interrupted. The heavy
hauling incidental to street paving,
however, proved a severe tax on the
old bridge and it began to show such
signs of giving way that in order to
avert an acoident it was decided to
tear it down. The measure was fully
justified by the condition of the timb
ers, which being taken apart were
found to be very badly deoayed.
It will not be until exoavation is re
sumed on Mill street for paving that
ground oan be prooured for completing
the oulvert, whioh is to rcplaoe the
bridge. Until that time it will be im
possible to use Church street in pass
ing from the uortheru to the Southern
Bide of town.
Preparing For Engine and Dynamo.
The excavatiou is well under way at
the Water Works necessary for the
oouorete foundation ou which tho en
gine and dynamo are to rest that be
long to the inunioipal light plaut.
The spot excavated is the site of the
old boiler,where ou bulldiug the plant
considerable pains were taken to socure
a firm foundation. As far as the ex
cavation has gone—some seven feet
down—nothing but stone has been en
countered. Some twouty peroli in all
have been dug out, which will be us
ed in building the huge retaiuing wall
along the river bank at the rear of the
The engine and dyamo will not be
installed for several weeks. The great
est part of the labor iu installing the
light plant will be involvod in the
street work,at which a nice beginning
has already been made.
Track Completed to Fiahing Greek.
The traok of the Danville & Blooms
burg Street Railway with the excep
tion of the trestle at Twin Hills is
completed as far as Pishing Creek,not
only the traok being laid but the poles
erected up to that point.
Work on the Iron treßtle at Twin
Hills is progressing nioely and will be
finished in the aourso of a few days.
Engineer Danuer yesterday was com
pleting a survey of East Market street
aud as soon aB the traok is finished as
far as the canal ou Mill streot the
work of grading Market street will be
' The completion of the line was held
I baok by the non-arrival of the engines
! for the power IIOUBO. Nevertheless a
* representative of this paper last oven
; iug was assured that two weeks from
next Saturday trolloy oars will bo run
> ning betweeu Dpnville and Blooios-
I burg.
Miohaol Tiernev who underwent an
operation for appendicitis at St. Jos
eph's Hospital. Baltimore, Friday,
died at that institution Saturday
Tlio deceased left this oity for Balti
more on Thursday accompanied by Dr
Stock of this city. He had been iu
poor health for several weeks. On last
Monday he quit work and during a
few days following symptoms of ap
pendicitis developed.
An operation was performed in St.
Joseph's Hospital,ou Friday morning,
but the case had progressed rapidly
towards a fatal termination. A tele
gram received in this city Friday af
ternoon explained that there was no
hope whatever for the patient's re
covery and that death was only a ques
tion of time.
On Saturday morning Dr. Stock re
turned to Danville. Saturday evening
a message was received by J. F.
Tooley, which stated that the affllot
ed man was rather more than holding
his own. This was lunch better news
thau expected and it inspired some
hope among the frionds in this oity.
A second message, however, wliioh
was receivod about 2 p. 111. yesterday,
stated that Mr. Tierney was dead, the
end oconrring about 10:30 o'clook the
night before.
The deceased was 41 years of age
and single. He wan a nativo ot Louis
ville, Ry., whore a sister and other
rolntivos survive.
Ho was n skillful stove mouldor and
at the time of his death was a mout
her of the firm of Tioruey & Hooley,
a partnership, whioh was formod last
winter. He was quiet aud retiring in
disposition, courteous in manner and
had a very large circle of friends,who
are much grieved to learn of liisdeath.
Michael Tiorney whose death occur
red at Baltimore Saturday night was
consigned to his last rostlng placo iu
St. Joseph's oemotory, this otty, yes
terday morning. The remains upon
being brought to Danville Mouday
morning, were takon to the residence
of John Hooley, Hemlook streot, part
ner of the deoeasod, whence yesterday
morning the body was removed to St.
Joseph's Catholic church, where ser
vices wero oouducted at U o'clock.
The funeral was largely attendod,
among those who followed the body
into the church being gome sixty mem
bers of tho Iron Moulders' Union, of
which the deceased was a member.
The pall bearors wore chosen exclu
sively from the Uuion, while the
plant of the Danville Stove and Manu
facturing Company where Mr. Tierney
was formorly employed, as well as the
works of Tioruey & Hooley were clos
ed down all day out of to the
Rev. Father O'Reilly conducted the
services, which were very impressive,
consisting ot a sermon and high re
quiem mam. Father O'Reilly spoke
at length over the body drawiug from
the life of the deceased a very useful
losson for those whoso journey through
the world is not yet completod and
who have life's temptations to over
The houorary pall bearers were : Jos
eph Gibson.R. W. Fetterman,Michael
McHale, Theodore Baker, Qeorge
Uarodiskey and Michael Ryan.
The active pall bearers wore: Kred
Baker, James Powers. William Dewar,
Thomas Kear, Riohard Hooley and
James Jaoobs.
A strong offort was made to locate
some relatives, especially a sister of
the deceased, who is supposed to live iu
Louisville, Ky., but it was all to no
purpose. A telegram placed iu the
hands of the Chief-of-Polioe of Louis
ville brought no response, whatever,
and as Mioliael Tierney had died with
out the ministration of any of 1118
kindred so he was laid to rest where
only thoso who kuew him in later
years could follow him to the grave
and thero was uot one relative to shod
a tear above him.
Transferring the Cable.
Superiutendeut Healey of the Unit
ed Telephone ooinpauy with a force
of liuomeu yesterday finished the re
moval of the cable fiom the poles er
eoted last spring just above the bridge
to tho uew poles planted last week
further up the stream.
The messenger wiro was also releas
ed from the high pole ou the Bouth
side of the river and permitted to drop
iuto the stream. Today it will be tak
eu off the polo at tills side,after whioh
the two poles thomsehres will bo tak
on down.
The nooossity of removing tho cable
involves a good deal of woik, owing
to the number of wires that have to
be taken caro of during the transfer.
Burden Falls on Ferry Street.
Busmen, drivers of delivery wagons
and others are oxperienoing a hard |
time of it at present with both Mill
street aud Church street out off from
tiavel. Ferry street has booome a busy
thoroughfaro, as it is the ouly ave
, nue west of Railroad Btreet opeu be-
I tween the north and south sides of
| town. luoluding Railroad street there
: are only two oross streets opeu and iu
' order to drive to any advantage a rer
! sou must bo pretty well acquainted
, with the alloys and byways. A dis
i couraging feature about it is that the
' condition is ouo not likoly to bo re
lieved very soon.
The fall liouefl-cloauiiiß tear up will
soon begiu.
Of the {oar now buildings at the
Hospital (or the lusauo designed to ac
commodate the lavatory system two
are wholly completed. These are con
nected with the water aud the sewer
system of the institution and are ready
for ocoapanoy.
The third bnildiug is practically
completed while the fourth will be
finished next week.
The four aunexes are all counter
parts of each other, four stories in
height, containing on each floor a
central corridor, whioh is a continua
tion of the corridor of the main bnild
iug. On the right side each anuex
contains several apartments consisting
of,wash room, an apartment contain
ing siuks, &c., on the left side are
bath room and clotheb room, the lat
ter containing a dry room besides
ample shelving, divided into compart
ments for laundered clothing, which
aooommodateß sixty patients.
Each of the buildings is plasterod to
correspond with the main building.
They are of superior construction
throughout, theoretically fire proof
and modern in all their appointments.
The exterior wall is of brick furred
with two-iuoli tile to prevent damp
ness. The partitions are all built of
four-incli hollow tile, making the
walls dry and light. Tlio floors are
luid in cement or flat arolies, support
ed.ou steel beams. The wainscoting is
of cement, furnished with cement cap
and base. The walls are finishod in
three coats of plaster.
Tho woodwork shows up very niaely
and is one of the finest features, being
fiuisliod in brown ash, tho doors von
The plumbing is strictly sanitary
aud modern throughout. A feature ill
the construction of tho buildiugs is a
"plumber's vent," or pipe shaft, whioh
extends from the first floor to the top
of each, In which every bit of plumb'
ing in the building is oontaiuod aud
which can be reached from any of the
floors by moroly unlocking a door.
Tho new buildings wore designed
with the object in view of adding to
the facilities for esoape in case of fire.
At each of the aunexes is an outside
Are esoapo taking in all four stories.
A heavy wire screen enclosing the fire
escape from the top of the building to
the ground insures safety in passing
down iu case of Are. Each of tho an
nexes oontains a steel fire curtain,
which oau be dropped so as to shut
6ft tho main building, whioh is not
fire proof and where a fire would be
the most likely to occur. Iu suoh an
event the patients would be marshalod
iuto the fire proof annex and while
the steel curtain shut out the flames
the unfortunates would be leisurely
conducted down the fire esoapes.
The monthly meeting of the Trustees
for the Hospital for the Insane occurs
today, when the two buildings com
pleted will be taken off the contract
ors' hands, if approved. They will be
put iuto immediate use, as they are
muoli noeded to relieve the overcrowd
ed state of the Hospital.
There are 1192 patients crowded in
to the iustitntiou, notwithstanding
that the Hospital has oapacity for
but 800. The excess of patients are
obliged to sleep in the corridors of the
building and are takeu care of as well
as circumstances will permit. The
space in the main buildings at present
occupied by the bath rooms, wash
rooms aud the like after the lavatory
system is removed to the annexes can
all be utilized as sleeping rooms. The
spaoe gained, however, will be inade
quate to furnish rooms for half of
those at present sleeping iu the halls.
The now buildings were begun on
the 12th of October last. Work, how
ever, went very slowly during the
winter owing to the severe weather.
During the entire timo that building
was in progress C. W. Speeoe of
Wilkesbarre had chargo and tho com
pletion of tho handsome structures re
veals how well and how thoroughly
he has done liia work.
Funeral of J. D. flowary.
J. D. Howery was consigned to the
gravo in Fairview oemetery ou Satur
day afternoon. Tho funeral was priv
The servloes woro condnoted by Rev.
John Sherman, pastor of the First
Baptist ohuroli. The Keystone Quart
ette accompanied by Miss Ida Soohler,
reudeiod "Lead Kindly Light" and
"Some Sweet Day."
The pall boarerß were: D. R.Will
iams, Dr. E. A. Curry. Joseph Neal,
W. L. Sidler, W. A. Seohler and Hou.
R. S. A miner man.
Revisiting His Native County.
W. O. Blee of Santa Ana.Califoruia,
Is visiting at tho home of Wellington
Rote, 358 Ferry streot. Mr. Blee is a
brother of Mrs. Roto and a son of Mrs.
Mary Blee of this city. He waß born
in Derry township, this county, but
left for the Weat in 1872. He was East
iu 1876, but the present is his first vis
it iu the long interim of 28 years fol
Mr. Blee is muoli devoted to Oali-
I foruia and dwells with enthusiasm ou
tho delightful climate there, the var
iety of products and the wonderful
fertility of the soil.
The Columbia County Agricultural
1 Association decided ou Saturday to
secure the services of the Bloomsburg,
Catawissa, Berwick, Suubury, aud
I Ninth Regiment bauds to furnish the
I music ou the different days of the fair.
Labor Day was very generally ob
served in this city Monday. There
was a general shut-down of all our
industries. Tlio workmen on the State
Highway leading to Mnusdale, al
though largely composed of Italians,
also took a day oS aud proceeded to
enjoy themselves according to tlioir
own ideas and inclinations. The em
ployes of Caldwell, Barry and Leon
ard, bridge contractors, and the hands
employed on the Danville and Blooms
burg Street Railway Company alone
remained at work. The two above
firms are very anxious to oomplete
their contracts withiu a specified time
and need every day for their work.
The stores were open during the
morning but were generally closed
during the afternoon and evening.
The first stir occurred early in the
morniug when the Knights of the
Qolden Eagle aud their friends some
two hundred strong acoompauied by
Stoos' band made their way to the P.
& R. station to take the 8 o'clock
special train for Lewisburg,where the
order held a big oelebratiou yesterday.
of the A. A. of I. S. and
T. W. was a most creditable affair and
was by no means tlio least successful
of the soveral interesting features of
its annual pionic. There were two
huudrod members of the Union in
The parade was headed by the Mecli
auicßvillo baud. Several lodges of
organized labor were represented.
First came the Bricklayers' Union,
whioh //as represented by a dozen
members all clad in white overalls.
Next came tho Stove Mounters some
fifteen in number followed by a rep
resentation from the P L. Browery,
consisting of eight men on horseback
and dressod ill blue overalls and
blouses, all wearing caps. Immediate
ly after the mounted men came the
big browery wagon drawn by four
horses and loaded with empty kegs.
The A. A. of I. S. and T. W. brought
up the rear and wore prooodod by the
Washington Drum Corps.
The parade foiining at the Armory
moved up Mill street »s tar as the can
al where a countermarch was made.
The parade in addition to Mill street
took in Lower Mulberry streot. Ferry
and Center streots.
For Mary U. Packer Hospital.
Thirty-four dollars were realized for
the Mary M. Packer Hospital by the
ladies of Lower Mulberry streot, who
held a festival iu the market staud at
J. R. Walleze's property on Tuesday
The showing is considered a most
excellent oue considering the state of
the weather, whioh was uncomforta
bly cool. Had the uight been warm so
as to make ice cream a positive luxury
the ladies would have realized hand
somely. As it stands they would like
to make the contribution to the Hos
pital a round fifty dollars and they
purpose leaving the fund open until
Monday hoping to receive contribu
tions that will raise the sum to that
anionut. Coutribntions can bo placed
in the liunds of either of the ladies
who compose the committee: Mrs.
Anna McCoy, Mrs. Emma Woods, Mrs.
Joseph Jones or Mrs. John Patton.
The ladies through the columns of
the Morniug News desiro to extend
thanks to the public for their patrou
age, to J. K. Walleze for the use of
his market stand and to Stoes' band
for the excellent music discoursed on
the spot.
Culvert at the Hospital.
The culvert iu the canal at the Hos
pital for the Insane taking plaoe of
the bridge at that point is approach
ing completion.
The work is being done exclusively
by the patients aud does not proceed
very rapidly. The number omployed at
no time exceeds about twenty men and
these work only four hours per day,
between 8:80 aud 10:80 in the fore
uoon aud 1:80 aud 3:30 in tho after
noon. Tha patients enjoy the exercise
very much. .hat ever their pet de
lusions may lie these are all thrown
aside for the timo being and the in
sane men become road buildors. The
attendants in chargo, some three or
tour iu uumber, have an easy time of
it, as their charges are wholly absorb
ed in their work aud are little dispos
ed to talk.
The culvert wlion completed will be
a great improvement reducing the
steep grade at that point to a level.
Peculiar Acoident.
By the explosion of a tin cau con
taining hot tomatoes, Mrs. James Mo-
Bride, residing near Rupert, was sev
erely burned about the face aud oyes
Mouday cveuiug.
Mrs. Moßrido was canning tomatoes
aud was sealing ouo of the cans when
it suddenly exploded,throwing the hot
liquid iuto her face. The servioos of
a physician were necessary to dress
tne burns which are quite serious.
Distriot Convention of T. If. 0. A.
A distriot convention of the Y. M.
. A. will be held iu Jersey Shore iu
November and promises to be a very
interesting event. The sessicus will
ngin on Friday, November 4, and
will continue for two days. Jersey
Shore is a part of the fourth d'.striot
i of Pennsylvania, aud the distriot in
cludes the assooiatious of Danville,
Bloomsliarg.Sunbury. Milton, Tyrone,
i Look Haven,Clearfield and other uear
, by towns. _
The Republican County Convention
was held in the Grand Jury room, in
the Court House ou Saturday fore
noon. Every district In the county
with the exoeption of Anthony and
Mayberry townships was represented
by delegates.
The convention was oalled to order
by County Chairman James Foster.
Sam A. McCoy was elected Chairman ;
J. H. Woodside and J. L. Joues were
chosen Secretaries.
Delegates were present as follows :
Danville : First Ward—T. J. Prioe
and Sam A. MoOoy; Seoond Ward—T.
W. Bedsa and J. H. Woodslde; Third
Ward—J. L. Jones; Fourth Ward-
Harry Mapstone and Nioholas Hill.
Cooper Township—W. R. Wertman
and H. E. Lunger.
Derry Township—J. H. Paterson and
Eugene Spoonberger.
Liberty Township—Charles Stahl.
Limestone Township—J. H. Oromis
and John Zaner.
Mahoning Township—William Haus
er aud P. Wertman.
West Hemlock Township—William
Oethlng and Matthew Mans.
Valley Township—John Hendricks
and J. A. Merrill.
WaHhiugtoovillo— A. 0. Sweitzer
ami W. R. Robinson.
William O. Kramer was nominated
(or member of the Legislature and De-
Witt O. Jones (or Count; Treasurer.
The ofiloe of Prothonotary was left
open. W. H. Woodsiile had received
the votes of tho Second Ward and
Sam A. MoCoy of the Fourth Ward at
the primaries but each of these OD be
ing namod deolined to be a oandldate.
It waH the sense of the convention
that a full ticket should be pot in the
Held, and a oommittee consisting of
T. J. Price and William Hanger was
appointed to act in conjunction with
the County Chairman In seleoting a
candidate for Prothonotary.
James Foster was re-eleoted as Chair
man of the Republican Committee.
A set of rules governing the Republi
can party of Uontour County formu
lated by a oommittee previously ap
pointed and panned upon and approved
by the Couuty Committee waß submit
ted to the County Convention. The
now rules made it the duty of the
County Committee to elect the County
Chairman. This did not meet the ap
proval of the Convention and this sec
tion, on motion, was ohanged to oon
form with the present oustom of eleot
ing the County Chairman in the Conn
ty Convention. The rules were then
adopted as a whole.
It was ordered that the rnles be
printed iu pamphlet form.
The following were ohosen as mem
bers of tho County Committee :
Danville: First Ward—Sam A. Mc-
Coy and F. Q. Sohoch; Seoond Ward
—J. H. Woodside and Samuel A.
Mills; Third Ward—Seth Lormer and
John L. Jones; Fourth Ward—Nichol
as Hill and Clarence E. Lunger.
„ Cooper Township—Charles Rishei
and Wellington Wertman.
Derty Township—Eugene Spoon
berger aud H. A. Snyder.
Liberty Township—Charles Diehl
and William Ford.
Limetsoue Township—John Zaner
and J. A. Oromis.
Mahoning Township—Lloyd Baylor
aud M. P. Soott.
West Hemlock Township—Matthew
Mans and William Oething.
Valley Township—Frank Hendriokn
and William Churm.
Washiugtonville—W. B. Robinson
and A. 0. Sweitzer.
W. Hajdn Woodside for Prothonotary.
The ofiloe for Prothonotary, whioh
was left open at the Republioan Coun
ty Convention on Saturday was filled
yesterday morning by the ohoioe of
W. Haydn Woodside,an attache of the
Morning News oilioe.
The ohoioe of a candidate Sftorday
was left in the hands of aapeoial com
mittee consisting of T. J. Price and
William Hauser, who were to aot in
conjunction with County Chairman
James Foster. A short conference was
held Monday morning when Mr.
Woodside was deoided upon as one in
every respect qualified for the office,
who is popular with the public and
would likely muster up a strong sup
Stones Arrive for New Bridge.
Two oar loads of stone for the sub
struotnre of the river bridge arrived
at South Danville yosterday aud are
being unloaded. The stone are from
Curwensville, Clearfield connty. They
are dressed and ready to be laid in
place in the pier or abutment.
In a very few days' time the founda
tion for both pier and abutment will
be ready and tho mason work will be
The timbers for another orane, the
third thus far erected, yesterday were
taken out to the seoond pier, where
the crane will be set np today or to
The operation of the large steam
orane in razing the abutment proves
an interesting sight aud is watched by
a good mauy people during the day
from the approach to the old bridge,
whioh IB the only point of vantage to
be found.
The false work under the old bridge
will be completed today and by the
end of the week there will be little
left of the southern span.
I The base ball Boason is now on the
I wane.
NO. 43
The silver anniversary convention of
the Firemen's Association of the State
of Pennsylvania will be held at Erie,
Ootober 4, S, Band 7, and will be the
most largely attended and interesting
convention ever held by the state as
sociation. The committee which has
in charge the arrangements for the big
eveot has been aotively at work for
nearly a year, and the result of it«
endeavors will afford the most varied
and entertaining program ever carried
oat at a similar gathering of firemen.
Erie is one of the prettiest summer
cities In Amerioa, and the weather, at
the season of the sliver anniversary
oonvention, is the most propitions of
any of the months of the year. Ample
accommodation is guaranteed the larg
est nnmber of visitors, and every de
tail looking to the comfort and con
venience of firemen and visitors has
been provided.
Parses aggregating $3,500 will be
offered for hose racing, bnb-and-hnb
raoa.hook and ladder race, prize drill,
band contest, finest looking oompany,
oompany coming the greatest distance,
finest looking apparatus, best Dark'
town fire brigade, largest oompany,
tallest man, smallest man, heaviest
man and best looking man in the par*
ade, and the homeliest man will not
be overlooked, BB welt as fifty speoial
prizes. All the prize events will b
adjudged by a competent committee,
and the liberal parses offered in the
race events have indooed the speediest
raolng teams in America to euter the
oon tests.
Y. M. 0. A. NOTES.
The new building soon to be ereoted
in Dayton, Ohio, will be one of the
largest Y. M. O. A. houses in the
oonntry.and will aooommodate a mem
bership of 4,000. It will be 188 by 320
feet, and eight stories high. The first
floor will he similar to the modern
hotel with its sooial and amusement
rooms, offioes, restaurant, eto. On the
rear will be a hall seating 3,000 peo
ple. This will aooommodate the "Sat'
urday night 'pops,' " when the best
entertainments are given for a 5 cent
admission fee.lnoluding reserved seat.
A quarter of the lot will be occupied
by a great gymnasium. Educational
class-rooms will aooommodate 1,500
students. Three floors will provide
dormitory rooms for 300 men, and a
duplioate equipment will tooommo'
date the junior depaitmennt for 1,000
boys, twelve to sixteen years of age.
This will be the fourth building to be
owned by this Association. Each of
the early buildings has successively
been outgrown and given place to a
The Toung Men's Christian Associa
tion is a development of Christian ac
tivity for men and boys.
It stands for the highest ideals of
manhood and oitizenshipj a clean,
healthy, well-developed body ; knowl
edge of some useful art that makes
ilhabits'of industry,econ
omyjand rightjliving ; with the Bible
as the basis and Jetus Christ as the
It invites to membership any matt
or boy of good moral charaoter, with
out oondition as to nationality, oo
cupation or religious belief.
It has enlarged in the soope and
character of its work until it has come
to be reoognized as "one of the most
praotioal philanthropies of the cen
It is neither a charitable lostltation
nor a mission,but a "Christian organ'
izatlon for the mutual profit and plea*
sure of its members; whatever oon
duoes to help them mentally, spiritu
ally or physioally and to develop In
them the truest and strongest man
hood, Is a part of the Association plan.
Farmers' Institutes.
Farmers' institutes will be held un
der the direction of the State Depart
ment of Agriculture in every county
of Pennsylvania during next fall and
winter. The state has been divided
into five sections by Deputy Seoretary
of Agrioulture Martin, who will have
charge of all these gatherings. Begin
ning Deoember Ist, five institutes will
be in session at the same time. Three
state speakers will be present at all
institutes, one of whom will
speoial representative of the depart
ment aud have charge of the seotioo.
Two days of institutes will be held in
every oounty having not over 1,000
farms ;three days in each county having
more than 1,000 and not over 1,500 and
one day for eaoli 1,600 farms, or frac
tion thereof, additional. This insures
department aid to eaoh countyiin pro
portion to its agricultural interests.
The following are the dates for this
and adjoining oounties:
Montour—Washingtonvllle, February
13th and 14th. C. A. Wagner, Ottawa
Northumberland—Turbotvllle. Feb
ruary Bth and ttth ; Elysburg, February
10th and 11th. J. A. Eschbach, Mil
ton, Bural Free Delivery No. 1.
Union.—Buffalo Koads, February
3rd and 4th ; New Columbia, February
(Ith and 7th. J. Nowton Glover,Vioks
Columbia —Mai nville, March Ist and
3nd; Rohrsburg, March 3rd and 4tb ;
Jerseytown, Haroh 6. A. P. Young,
Band Oonoert.
Stoes' Band will give another open
i air oonoert in front of the Court House
on Friday night.