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DANVILLE TO Plllli-
A ohartor was granted at Hartisburg
yesterday to tho Danvillo and North
umberland Streot Railway Oiinipiny
the incorporator of which aio P. O
Angle, of this city, W. P. Pa.icoe, "112
Allentown.L. P. Bane of Pittsburg,o.
M. Howell, of Northumberland, J. 11.
Danner.of Easton and M. C. Paseoo of
Tliis trolley lino will in reality be
an oxtousion of tho Danville & Rlnonn
burg streot railway, it will counect
with the Sunbury and Northumberland
streot railway at Northumberland
which will maau easy aoeoss to Sun
bury and doing away with tho trouble
of securing a right of way to get into
Tho Danvillo and Northumberland
company is capitalized at $0(1,IHK) and
is made up of the majority of mouihors
of tho Danvillo and Bloomsburg com
pany whoso signal success iu the build
ing of tho latter line inspires tho con
fidence that the new line will be built
without tho usual delays attending tho
construction of trolley roads.
An encouraging feature of the pro
piscrl road is the fact that it will be
ono of oasy construction. There will
bo no heavy grades botwoon this city
an 'I Northumberland and no streams
that will need bridging. It can ba
built lapidly and will when finished
fill tho long felt want of oasy access
to the towns of Sunbury and Northum
h r land.
Another encouraging point is the
fiit that thor.i will ba no rail loads to
cross oither at grade or in any other
way. This eliminates tho possibility
oi any delay by tho question of grado
Tho Sunbury and Northumberland
Company is about to oquip ils line
with handsomo new cars, improve its
readied and put the road in first class
At Sunbury a connection will bo
made with tho UJW road being built
by Hon. M. H. Kulp from Shamokin
to Suubury. This iu turn will connect
with other roads loading from Shamok
in to Mt. Oarmel and other points in
tho coal region and will make it noar
ly possible togo from Danville to
Philadelphia by trolley.
It is also but eight miles from North
umberland to Montaudoii where con
nection can be made for Willianisport.
Danville will bo a trolley center of
no little importance. With these new
connections an immense territory will
bo opened up which will be an accom
modation and a convenience to thou
sands of peoplo. Danville is admira
bly situated, it will bo a central point
botweeu the Berwick an 1 Suubury
terminals and will no doubt bo great
ly benefitted. Tho new project is in
kooping with other marked advance
ments made ill tho past year and will
bo ail incentive and an encouragement
to broaden still further the progres
sive spirit that has taken hold of our
A Ourioua Resemblance.
J. E. Hooves, a well known resident
of Bloomsburg, was the recipient of
nearly a hundred telegrams yestorday
from newspapers all over tho country,
inquiring as to his identity with] J.
Edward Koeves, a crank who appear
ed at Oyster Bay oil Tuesday saying
ho had corno from hcavon iu an auto
mobile with a message for the Presi
Tlio crank in his morn rational mo
ments claimed that he at onetime liv
ed in Baltimore and as tlio ouly J. E.
Reeves that tlio Baltimore officials
coo Id find was the J. E. Reeves who
had moved from that city to Blooms
burg throe years ago.
This lod to tlio many telegrams sent
to Reeves yesterday. He stated that
not only had ho not been to Oyster
Bay on Tuesday but that the only trip
ho had taken in two years was on the
18th of last Juno when he and Miss
Uraco Dawson journeyed to Dauville
whore they were married.
The life of the crank as told by the
Philadelphia papers bears a remark
able resemblance to the lifo of Mr.
Rnoves at Bloouisburg. He is, how
ever, a good citizen, sane of mind and
sound ot body and he is much chagrin
ed and annoyed at the unfortunate cir
cumstance connecting him with tho
Electric Light at Ferry Lauding.
The County Commissioners at their
Saturday's mooting decided to place
an electric arc light at the South Dau
ville ferry lauding. This is an im
provement greatly needed and insures
safoty to those using the ferry at
night. Quicker set vice cau be main
tained and danger to vehicles remov
To placo an arc light at this point
will require tho election of four poles.
The Standard Klcctiic Light Coinj any
will furnish tho pole* 11en of t-bnrgo
and ask bur a nominal fee for the
vvoik. The expense of installing and
maintaining the light is to bo boruo
jointly by the two couuties.
TIN; SUP. I.EMENT
The snpp'oment »o tho ordinance
grantod the Danvillo and Riverside
Streot Railway lahr merged into the
Maiville ami Bloomsburg Street Rail
way was Fridav night approved on its
third and final reading.
The ordinance as amoudod grants
the Danvillo and Bloomsburg Street
Railway Company the right of way
ovor A streot beginning at its inter
section with Bloom streot so as to pass
from said "A" street under the Phila
delphia and Reading Railroad and to
connect with tho linoot tho Danvillo
and Bloomsbnrg Railrnnd on Walnut
W. P. P.isooe, representing tho Dan
villo and Bloomsburg Streot Railway,
who was prosonr,stated that he thought
tlioro would be au underground cross
ing and in reply to a question from
Mr. Lloyd added that ho had no doubt
that both railroad companies would be
very glad to moot a committee from
tho Borough and talk ovor a thirty
foot underground crossing which
would be large enough to accominodato
vehicles, with a view to abolishing
tho grado crossing at Cross streot.
Mr. Roifsuyder of the Committee on
Stroots and Bridges stated that he had
no doubt but that Counoil would agree
to abolish tho grado crossing "on the
lull abovo" if tho P. & R. Railway
Company and the Danvillo and Blooms
burg Stroet Railway Company would
agree to construct a tliiity foot under
ground crossing so as to accommodate
the traffic. Tho Committee on Streets
and Bridges will meet with.iepresuut
ativos of the two railroad companies
iu tho near future.
Mr. Reifsnyder presented a resolu
tion which in effect read as follows:
"Whoroas Mill street is being paved
aud enrbjd aud tho track of the Dan
ville aud Bloomsburg Stroot Railway
Company is being laid as a part tliero
of and whereas Council is informed
that tho Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Railroad Company, whose
railroad crosses Mill street, is oppo-od
to and will not permit tho crossing of
its tracks at grado by the said electric
railroad compauv, therefore, be it re
solved by the Town Council of tho
Borough of Danville that such cross
ing at grade on Mill street cannot be
reasonably avoided and is an impera
tive necessity ; that an overhead cross
ing or an underground crossing cannot
be constructed without being destruc
tive of all tho improvements now be
ing mado upon said street and of tho
rights of the public theroiu."
On motion of Mr. Reifsnyder,second
ed by Mr. Lloyd, the abovo resolution
was adopted and a copy of the sauio
ordered to be sent to the officials of
the D. L. & W. Railroad Company for
The application of tho Danville aud
Suubury Street Railway Company
presented at a provious mooting for a
right ot way ovor certain streets iu
Danville was on motion of Mr. Vas
Contractor I). J. Rogers roportod
that he is mnch interforod with dur
ing his work of paving by certain per
sons who persist in driving over tho
concrete and who oven go so far as to
removo bis red lights at night. This
was considered a serious broach and
on motion tho Chiof-of-Polico was in
structed to look into the matter and
to broak up tho practioo complained
of even if it be necessary to make ar
On nintiou it was orderod that ill
preparing tor paving the conrHO of
concrete placod on the oulvert be in
aroused to one foot.
On motion of Mr. Vastine it was
ordered that as soon as the paving on
Mill stieet is completed at tlio Mahon
iuk street crossing tlio curb stouo mark
et now oil Lower idulborry street bo
reniovod to tbe north side of Mahon
Mr. Fonstormacbor rcportod that tlio
canal bridgo on Beaver stroet. prev
iously reported unsafe is still being
used by the public. Oil motion it was
ordered that notices bo posted appris
ing tlio public that "Beaver stroet"
is not a thoroughfare, but privato
prupoity and that persons who drive
ovor it do so at their own risk.
Oil motion it was ordored that 121100
duo D. J. Rogers on his contract be
On motion it was ordored that the
Treasurtr advertise for a loan of
SIO,OOO at per cent.
On motion of Mr. Boyor it was ord
ered that the matter of a retaining
wall at the Water Works bo referred
to tlio Water Commissioners, they to
doviso plans and to submit them to
Council at its next meeting
The following members wore iu
their places: Davis, Diotrioh, Goeser,
Boyer, Reifsnyder, Vastine, Joseph
Gibson, David Gibson, Lloyd, Konster
maeher and Swauk.
The following bills wore approved
lingular Employes $137.00
labor on Streots, &c 17 40
F. Q Hartman 40.84
Washington Hose Oo 10.20
D. L. & W. R. R. Co 3 50
Pouua. R. R. Oo .50
J. P. Pafctou 1.00
O. B. Sweitzer 8.80
A. M. Potors 4.70
P. & R. R. R. Oo 20.05
Franklin Bovor <* 50
EI. B. Pat ton 20 00
lingular Employes $ 82.50
Harry B. Pat ton 5.00
Labor at Light Plaut 20.48
"PLEDGBD BUT TO TBUTH, TO LIBERTY AND LAW—NO PAYOR BWAYB TO AN® NO FBAS SHALL AWJS."
DANVILT.E. MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., Fill DAY, SEPTEMBER :>K. 1904
County Chairman Horaco Rlao will
next weok open Democratic headquar
ters iu the largo room formorly occu
pied by Dr. T. B. Wintersteen ever
the Weatorn Union Telegraph office.
Chairman Bluo yest irday stated that
an activo campaign will bo wagod.
Prominent speakers among tho Na
tional and State Democratic political!*
have boon asked to assist ami Willi a
number of looal orators will liolp to
keep things moving. On election day
telegraph instruments will he install
ed and returns posted as fast as receiv
ed. Parades and various othor demon
strations will "lso be arranged.
Hon. William T. Greasy of Cata
wissa, is now in Hariisburg where bo
has been called by the Democratic
State organization to tako charge of
the campaign. From now until after
tho elootion Mr. Creasy will bo hard
at work endeavoring to get out a
strong Democratic voto. Ho has serv
ed two terms as stat,. chairman and is
well qualiflad for the place,his former
work having given him abroad oxper
Some Advioe From Sunbury.
For so long a period that the mem
ory of the oldest inhabitant "runneth
not to tho contrary," tho principal
thoroughfaro in Danville has lioen
known as Mill street; hut since it is
boiug paved with brick tho dolightcd
burghers are getting so stuck up about
it tlmt tlioy have bocome dissatisfied
with the old name of the street and
are talking about rechristeniug it.
Just hear how rhapsodically one of
tho looal papers speaks of tho old street
with its new brick habiliment When
paving is completed aud the eye ruus
down over tho cleanswept surface be
tween the lines of trim curbing tho
effect will bo exceptionally fine and
Mill street will be a thoroughfare
which in point of beauty will have
few parallels iu any of the towns the
size of Danville."
With suoli a view of it, it may be a
pardonable weakness oil the part of tho
citizens to want to drop the old ple
beian name and substitute something
more fanciful aud sonorous. Hut. if
it is not an intrusion,our advice would
be togo slow in this matter. There is
a good deal in a name, Shakospeare to
tlio contrary notwithstanding, aud tho
associations of street nomenclature
should not be too readily discarded.
Something would bo wan ting in Dan
ville if the old historic and familiar
name of Mill street were missiug.
Follow tho example of Boston, where
tho hoinoly uamo of Milk street is ro
taiued and cherished as 0110 of its most
promiuent thoroughfares. So appar
ently insiguillcant a namo as Thread
needle street is tho ceutreot tho finan
cial business of London and tho local
ity of the Bank of Euglaud. Tho Lon
doners would not do so profauo a
tiling as to cliango the nanio of that
street, nor would they givo any other
appellation to Rottou Bow, a name
that is applied to thoir most fashion
At all ovouts, if the Dan vi I linns
should change tho nanio of Mill street
wo hope tlioy won't fall into tho
vulgarism of calling it a Boulovard.
This dissertation may look liko stick
ing our nose iuto other people's busi
ness, but wo liavo a feeling for Dan
The Danville y. M. 0. A.
Inasmuch as the Y. M. O. A. build
ing is hero to stay, and the Associa
tion comnionds itself to all persons
who aro interested in the welfare of
yonng 111011. it is our dosiro that you
booomo personally interested in this
work in your owu town, so that you
may bo in tonch with tho groat world
Comu in and let us talk the matter
ovor. Wo will tell you how easy it is
to join,and explain the privileges and
price of lneinbeiship tickets. Wo will
also give you information regarding
the gymnasium aud time of classos,
show you our bath rooms,and tell you
about the men's meetings, tho Bible
classes, the reading room, the game
room,and show you through the build
ing, and givo you some points about
tho value of a membership ticket iu
otlior Assooiati .'tis throughout the
Thoro are a goon mauy more things
to tell about the Y. M. G. A. than we
cau pat in print; bat thin item in
priuted to let yoa know that wo would
count it apleasuro to see you and give
yon farther information.
With a competent instructor in
ohargo of tho gymnasium, who Rives
personal atteutiou to measurements
and prescribes proper exorcise, and
who conduots tho classes, a member
ship ticket in the Danville Association
this winter will be of special valuo to
every young man in tho community.
Last evening a farewell party was
tendered Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Harris
and daughter, Miss Mary, who have
been spending sovoral weeks at New
Cumberland. It was held at tho home
of Mr. and Mrs. James Naylor ou
Third street. Refreshments were sorv
led. Tho guests woro Misses Nellie
Keister, Gertrude and Annie Eichiug
er, Mary Malone, Jennie and Jessie
Naylor, Mrs. Logan Heiff, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Drayer, Messrs. Charles
Gray. Clyde Kauf
.man, Ira Bui tor IT, Maurice Hoff. Mr.
Harris left today for New Freedom,
■ MP. Harris to their homo in Dau-
Ivillo, and their daughter, Mi-s Mary,
to Irving College, when sho will take
a course of study—Harrisbnrg Patriot.
Miss Mary Brown of Philadelphia,
is visiting at the home of D. 0. Hunt,
Wast Mahoning street.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hauek spent
Sunday in Oatawissa.
Mrs. Harmnn Rupp sp n ut Sunday
witli relatives at Catawissa.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Prentiss of Sun
bury, spent Sunday with relatives in
Prnuk Seidol of Baltimore, Md ,
spoilt Sunday with relatives iu this
Mrs. B. P Kelly and daughter spont
Sunday with relatives at Bloomsburg.
Paul Argravo of Philadelphia,is vis
iting at tho home of his patents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. A. Argrave, Lower Mul
Hui ley Roberta, employed iu tho
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General's
Department at Washington, D. C., is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
E. Roberts, East Dauville.
Edward Waito and family of Milton
spent Sunday at the homo of John G.
Waite, Kerry streot.
Philip Mnrphy of Sunbury, spout
Sunday with friends in this city.
Prof. Lewis Ammcriuaii of Wilkos
barre, spent Sunday ill Danvillo.
Mrs. Sabina Brobst of Catawissa and
Mrs. Woodin Pealer of White Havon
are visiting telatives in South Dan
Mrs. Claude Padon returned to Bor
wick yestorday after a visit at the
homo of Miss Mary Pituer, Riverside.
Mrs. Anglo Millor aud daughter
Freda of Wilkesbarro are visiting her
mother, Mrs. R. Logan, Lower Mul
Mrs. S. A. Yorks and daughtor Miss
Mary, will leave todr.y for Philadel
phia, whore they will spon'l the'win-
Charles Walleze of Willianisport,
who was called to Danvillo on account
of tho death of Mrs. Rosa A. Kessler
returned homo last oveuing.
W. E. Gosh transacted busitioss in
Rev. R. S. Radcliffo of Solinsgrove,
arrived in this city yesterday for a
short visit with Rev. Edward Haugh
ton. Rev. Mr. Radcliffo officiated at
the service at Christ Episcopal church
B. P. Breuneu aud wifo,Frank Ellis
aud wifo, Bryan C. Dennou and Joliu
S. Douueu of Exchange left yostorday
via the Lackawanna railroad for St.
Miss Clara Jacobs spent yestorday
with friends in Willianisport.
William Maiors of this city mado a
business trip to Willianisport yestor
Curtis Yocum of South Danvillo,
spent yesterday with Bloomsburg
Miss Emily Voris of Pottsgrovo, is
spending a few days at the homo of
W. Fred Jacobs, Mill stroet.
Mrs. Ziba Bird and Miss Marcella
Trometter of Shamokin aro visiting
frionds in Danvillo.
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Androws of
Sayre, Pa., are visiting at tho homo
of Charles Lotior. East Market streot.
Miss Ruth Morgan of Kingston is
visiting relatives in this city.
Mrs. Heury Arnold of Espy is vifit
ing friends iu this city.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Montgomery re
turned yesterday from a pleasant trip
to Eaglosinore and Williamsport.
Joseph Lowonsteiu transacted busi
ness ill Sunbory yostorday.
O V. Amerman, Esq., was a Gata
wissa visitor yostorday.
Miss Ella Riffel left yesterday for
Philadelphia,after a visit at tlio homo
of her father, Krank Rilfel, Rivorside.
W. T. Shepperson was in Blooius
Mrs. Frank Wilson of Riverside,
spent yostorday in Sanbury.
Michael Yost of Oentralia, was iu
Mr. and Mrs. Krod Yettor of Hor
wiok, visitod friends in this city yes
Miss Helen Jameson of Herwick, ar
rived iu this city yestorday fur a visit
at the home of her mother on Wost
Edward Garinger of Sunbaty spoilt
yestorday with friends in this city.
R. W. Ammerman of South Dauvillo
retuinod last ovouing from Altooua.
A Fall of Sixteen Feet.
John Aruwine, sou of Mr. and Mrs.
Gharles Aruwine,West Hemlock town
ship, sustained a bad fall while work
ing about the roof of tlio L. J. Davis
dwelling, Lowor Mulberry street, yes
Mr. Aruwine was stauding 011 a
scaffold sixteou too 1 ; above the ground
when the Btruoture collapsed throwing
him on a pilo of stones underneath.the
hoavy timber falling on top of him.
He was taken to the home of John
Hoiiniug aud Dr. G. G. Shultz sum
moned. A badly sprained anklo aud
wrist ;.ud several bruises about the
body and face were the results of the
aocidont. Mr. Arnwine was driven to
his homo last evening.
The cold wave of yostorday was re
sponsible for several unique combina
tions of straw hats aud overcoats.
A largo barn belonging to William
S. Lawrence was totally destroyod by
fire oarly yostorday morning. A valu
able horse was burned to death and
but little of tho contents of tho build
ing were saved. Mr. Lawrence in en
deavoring to secure tho horse was ov
ercome by the heat and suioko and but
for tho assistance of William Reeser, a
neighbor, would have lost his life.
Tho firo was discovered at 2 o'clock
by the crew of a Philadelphia & Read
ing engine, who immediately sounded
an alarm. William Reoser.a pumpman
at tho railroad tank at Mausdale re
sponded at oiioo and quickly arousod
Mr. Lawrence who was sleeping sound
By tho time Mr. Lawreuco reached
tho barn the firo had mado such rapid
headway that nothing could be dono
to save the building.
Four horses were quartered in tho
barn and Mr. Lawrence at once set
about tho work of rescuing them. He
mado three successful trips Into the
building, each time loading ont a
frantic auimal. Though the lowor
part of tho barn was on firo by this
time and tho interior filled with suiolie
Mr. Lawreuce attempted to roscue tho
fourth horso. Before it was possible to
loosen the baiter tho animal succumb
ed to tho intense heat and foil to the
ground carrying Mr. Lawrouco with
him. The man was iu suoh au ex
hausted condition by this time thac he
was unable to regain bis foot.; In
second, howover, Mr. Rooser rushed
into the burning building and carried
him to a placo of safoty.
Mr. Lawreuco was painfully burned
about the face,his arms aud hands bo
ing also badly scorchod. He was con
fined to his homo yostorday and was
suffering very much.
The bain was woll stocked with hay
and grain all of which fell a prey to
the flames. Two sleighs, ten sets of
harness aud many other articles wore
burned aud tho loss will be over a
thousand dollars. There is but a
Mr. Lawronoe in of tho opinion that
the Are was of incendiary origin, though
lie can ascribe 110 reason for so exe
crable an act. His sou Arthur had clos
ed the baru at six o'clock Tuesday
evening aud at that time everything
seemed to be all right. When the fire
was discovered the barn door was
found to be wide opeu indicating that
souio ouo had been in the building and
applied the match.
Mr. Lawrenoe will rebuild as soou
Thrown From a Buggy.
Mrs. Georgo Edmoudson of this oity,
while driving to the Edmonsdsou
farm, Uooper township, Monday
morning, was thrown from her buggy
sustaining throe fracturod ribs on the
right side and severe bruises about the
Mrs. Kdmoudson, iu company with
George Litorer, an employo at tho
farm, loft Danville about R:3oa. 111.
Wliou but a short distauco from tho
farm house, her buggy collided with
a heavy road wagou aud both occu
pants of tho carriago wore throwu out.
Literer was thrown onto the wagou
and escaped unhurt. Mrs. Edmondsou
pitched forward aud fell heavily un
der tho liorso which fortunately stop
Mrs. Edmondson, though suffering
intonso pain, got into the buggy again
and unaccoinpauiod drovo rapidly
homeward. Upon lior arrival here Dr.
Ourry was summoned, who found that
thrco ribs had been fractured.
The doctor was unablo to determine
last evening wliother Mrs. Edmondson
had sustained internal injuries or not,
Sho was suffering much pain and was
quite ill from the offocts of tho shock.
Puddle Mill Will Resume.
Despite tho persistent rumors that
Messrs. Howo and Samuels had given
up their lease on tho puddlo mill at
the Structural Tubing Works and
would liscontinuo its operation,it was
authoritatively learned yesterday that
such was not the oase and that the
plant would again be operated early
This puddlo mill when working lull
givos employment to about 50 men and
uutil rooeutly has been operated stoad
ily. Like mauy other plants during
the past summer it lias felt tho depres
sion in the iron market and the plant
was shut down until business condi
tions warranted operation.
The former employes will ho given
the preference when tho mill resumes
audit is not uulikely that one or more
additional furnaces will bo built.
Owing to factional disturbances in
the Sonior Class tho High Soliool pub
lication, "Oraugo and Purple," has
The "Orange aud Purple" during
its brief life of two years was singu
larly sucoessfnl not only iu a linauoi
al way, but also as an agency for de
veloping n taste for composition aud
bringing out the latent taleuta of the
pupils. It was wilii a great deal of
rogrot, therefore, that Principal J. O.
Carey was obliged to discontinue its
That it may bj revived iu the future
is not booyud tho rauge of probability
and it is a oomuiuniation much to bo
wished now that tho valoo of suoli a
publication in the High School has
! been demonstrated in BUCII a signal
Frank Wilson of Riverside, who has
boon employed in the dismantling of
the remaining spans of the rivor bridge
mot with an accident on Saturday that
nearly cost him his life. As it ib ho
lies in a serious condition at tho Mary
Packer Hospital at Sunbury, having
lost his right arm and sufforing from
bad cuts aud contusions all over his
On Saturday attornoon Mr. Wilson
was assisting in tho removal of the
falso work that had been used under
the second span of tho bridge during (
its romoval. Three "bents" or op- ;
rights wore still standing aud Wilson
clambered out 011 the second ono in
order to knock the timbers loose join
ing tho first and second "bents" to
gether. As ho accomplished this, the
false work collapsed, throwing him
with crashing force on the large stonos
surrounding the pier. Tho fall was
about twenty feet aud ho struck the
stones 011 his right side.
Wilson was picked up in a semi-con
scion condition and carried to tho Gil
laspy House and Drs. Nowbakor and
Stock were called. Upon examination
tho physicians found tho man badly
hurt and decided at onne to remove
him to tho hospital. The injuries con
sisted of a compound fracture of the
right arm at the el Low joint, au ox
tonsivo lacerated rifjhr forearm,a cou
tusion of tho tissuos iu tho right arm
and a deep cut three inches iu length
on the back of tho head.
Everything possible was dono to re
lieve the sufferer aud hasty prepara
tions were made for the journey to
Suubury. He was placed on a cot and
carried to the river. Tho cot was plac
ed in Daniel Ross' boat and towed
across the stream by ono of tho naph
tha launches. Dr. Newbakor accom
panied him to Sunbury on the 4:30
Pounsylvauia train aud immediately
upon arrival at the hospital it was de
cided to amputate tho arm abovo the
elbow, the operation taking placo at
eight o'clock Saturday night
Despite tho terrible injuries it is
thought that M»\ Wilson will recovor,
tho last reports from tho hospital be
ing to the effect that he was resting
quite easily under the circumstances.
Mr. Wilson with his wife resides in
Retaining Wall May be Built.
At a special meeting of Council hold
last ovening tho Water Commissioners
wore empowered to have plans aud
specifications drawn up for tho propos
ed retaining wall at the Water Works
so that the cost of its erection can be
ascertained. Tho plans are to bo made
by the Borough Engiueor aud they
will bo submitted to Council at its
next rogular mooting
Tho retaining wall is cousideiod **
necessity by tho Water Commissioners
as the bank east of tho Water Works
is being washed out more and more
oach year and it is claimed that it
would not bo a great while before its
erection would be imperative.
To build it now is considered an
ocouomy as it can be dono in conjunc
tion with tho wing wall of tlib abut
ment of the new river bridge. It
would iu reality be a continuation of
this wing wall ami could be made neat
and trim iu appearance.
Several mombars of Council along
with tho Wator Commissioners visited
tho sito early last evening and wont
ovor the situation thoroughly. The
subject was exhaustively discussed at
tho special meeting of Council and
the foregoing plan decided upon.
Couucilmen Davis, Boyer,Reifsnyd
er, Vaßtine, Goeser, Feustermacher
and Dietrick and Water Commission
ers Gross, Oormau and Rogers were
in attendance at tho mooting.
High Class Dramas.
The continued SUCCORS of the Murray
& Mackoy company at Hie Grand Opera
House is tiiu best evidence of the merit
of the productions which arc being
given by that excellent organization
at popular prices. Standing room only
was available last night,and there lias
beou a large demand for seat reserva
tions for all the remaining perform
ances of tiie week. The company is
strong numerically and in acting
ability, and the leading members ol
the company, J. M. Dunaviu and Miss
Florence Murray, are oxoeptionally
capable and versatile. The specialties
are the best ever seen here at popular
prices. The feats in magic and hand
sbadowgrapbing by Frevoli ate par
ticularly clever. The company has
presented only high class dramas, and
all have beou superbly mounted. This
afternoon "Turned Up," the comedy
in which Nat Goodwill made one o?
his early hits, will bo on the boards,
and tonight a sceuio production of
"A Southern Roinauce," will bo giv
en.— Wheeling, W. Va., Register.
Tli6 old favorites, Murray & Mackey,
will open a throe nights ongagemout
iu Dauvillo 011 Thursday evening, Sep
Irwin Ashton Injured.
i Irwin Ashton, employed iu the old
puddle mill at the Reading Iron Works,
was struck 011 the head Tuesday morn
iug l>y a looso trolley roller falling
from a "hook" with which he was
working. Ashton was stunned by the
blow. Ho was driven to his home on
Goopor streot and Dr. Gurry summon
ed. The physician found a gash in the
scalp that roquired two stitches to
uloso the wound.
Dwelling houses are iu domaud iu
I). L. & w. OFFICIALS!
The appoarauee of a number of D.
L. & W. officials in this city yester
day coupled with a oorps of D. L. &
W. civil engineors operating on Mill
street made exoitemont ran high and
the subjoct of "grado crossing" was
Tho party anivod iu a epecial car
about 11.30 a. in. aud took dinnor at
the Montour House. Tlioy left at 1.30 1
p. m.for Northumberland and return
ing passed through Danville at 2.45 en
route foi Sorauton. As far as could '
be learned tho visitof tho party which
included E. M. Riue, superintendent '
of tho Bloomsburg division, aud Chief I
Despatcher J. H. Smith, was merely j '
one of inspection and had no bearing 1
on the grade ctossing situatiou. 1
The engineering corps, under tho <
direction of M. H. Dowdy began op- i
orations on Mill streot shortly alter
dinner. Tho survey was made for the i
purposo of obtaining a map showing I
grades aud locations botweeu tho cul- I
vert and the railroad crossing One
of the engineers stated "that owing to 112
the company being avorso to grado <
crossings it wished to socuro a map for <
Nothing definito could bo learned
yesterday iu regard to tho attitade of
the company but it is hoped that the
prevailing sentiment would have some
bearing in favor of tho arossing.
A rumor circulated about town that
tho trolley company would lay no more
rails on Mill stroet until the grade
crossing question wai sottlod proved
to be without foundation. Contractor
D. J. Rogers stated that the rails
would be put down from the south
side of the culvert to the railroad
crossing as soon as tho street was in
It was rumored yesterday that ono
of the railroad officials had said that
the courts would hardly decide in fav
or of a grade crossiug as thousands of
dollars were being spent each year to
abolish those that did exist and that a
grade crossing at Mill street could be
avoided by going overhead.
Tho idea of a trestliug runuiug along
Mill stroet from the culvert to Bloom
street is absurd and uot to be thought
of and it is safe to say that there is
uot a resident to be found iu Dauville
who would favor it. Not only would
it depreciate tho value of property but
it would be unsightly no matter how
well it was built.
Death of John Horton.
John Horton, an old and woll known
resident of this city was found dead at
his homo on Cherry street botweeu
four aud five o'clook Monday morn
ing. Death came as a shook to his
family aud friends. Though he was
ill for several days his condition was
Mr. Hortou, who siuoe last Wedues
day had been suffering from an attack
of malaria, occupied a room on the
Krst floor of tho house aud up until
three o'clook in the morning was heard
moving about. His daughter, Mrs.
Alice Ege, upon coming dowu stairs
about six o'clock found him lying cold
in death. It is thought that 110 was
takeu with a congestive chill which
affected tho heart..
Mr. Horton was an Euglishmau by
birth and was 58 years of ago. When
twenty years of ago ho emigrated to
America, locating iu Danvillo and was
for many years omployod at tho Road
ing Iron Works. For the past three
years he has held the position of night
watchman at tho Kuittiug Mills,work
ing until Wodnosday morning of last
wook. He is survived by one son
Charles, of Philadelphia, and four
daughters, Mrs. Alice Ege, Mrs. Frank
Yeager aud tho Misses Lizzio and
Dorothy Horton, all of this city
Tne iuneral of the lato John Horton
took placo from Trinity M. E. church
yesterday afternoon at 8 o'clock aud
was largely attouded. The services
were conducted by the Rev. N. E
Cleaver, assisted by tho Rev. Dr.
The 'ieoeased was a membor of Myrtle
Lodge, No. 858, I. O. O. F. and that
organization attended tho funeral in a
body. Soveral selections wero render
ed during tho service by a quartettoof
ladios. Tho following menibors of
Myrtle Lodge, acted as pall bearors:
Miles W. Smith, J. 11. Montague,Otis
Knapp, Jr , and Jeremiah Fisher. In
terment was mado iu Odd Fellows'
Are Awniogs Necessary?
Each clay the sentiment grows strong
er in favor of removing the wooden
awnings on Mill street. That they are
uot au absolute necessity is proven
by ruauy neighboring towUB where
they have loug ago been obsolete.
The awnings,iu the opinion of many,
interfere with the beauty aud sym
metry of Mill street aud should be tak
en down. Some merohants who are iu
the habit of making Bidewalk displays
will miss thorn it is true but it is not
thought that they will find themselves
oue penny poorer at the end of the
year than if the awuiugs were left
Will Play at Bloomsburg.
Stoes' Baud will give a ooncert at
Bloomsburg on Saturday evening for
the benefit of tho band ot that city.
The Bloomsburg organization is ar
ranging a festival that eveniug for its
The ioo uiau seems a little out of
joint these mornings.
The delightful September weather
brought out the ohnroh going poblio
in large numbers Sunday and the
numerous places of worship were well
filled both morning and evening.
Special services wure held at a num
ber of oar churches.
The Rev. A. G. Whitmer of Lan
caster officiated at Shiloh Reformed
ohnrch Sunday morning] and even
ing. The congregations at both ser
vices were largo and highly appreciat
ed the masterly sermon". Rev. George
K. Limbert. pastor of the nliurch, offi
ciated Sunday at Milton.
| Services at Trinity Methodist ohnroh
I wore largely attended. The pastor,
' Rev. N. E. Oleavor, who returned
from a throo woeks' vaoatlon on Fri
day,officiated both morning and even
ing. The Sacrament of the Lord's
pper was admiuißtorod both morn
ing and >veuing, and fifteen proba
tioners were received into full mem
Rev. Cleaver proaolied an excellent
sermon in the morning and in the
evening gave an interesting aocount
of his vacation.
Harvest home services were held at
Trinity Lnthoran ohurch yesterday
morning. This service is one of
Thanksgiving for the blessings be
stowed during the past year and is
The church was most appropriately
decorated yesterday, all fruits, flow
ers and products of the field being
represented. Tho musio and sermon
were also in keeping with the oooas
ion, Rev. Ulricli seleoting his text
from St. Mark, 8-2: "I have compas
sion on the multitude, booaose they
have now been with me three days,
and have nothing to oat."
Tho sermon was vory interesting and
drew a clever comparison betweon the
spiritual and the natural world. A
good sized congregation attended the
Repairs Well Under Way,
The work of remodeling the old grist
mill on Ohurch street is being pnslied
rapidly forward and iu a few days the
building will be ready for tho machin
ery of the Mosaio Woodworking Oom
Though the building presents rather
a rough exterior, the interior is fonnd
to be admirably adapted for manu
facturing the patent flooring. There
are three floors besides a roomy base
ment, These have all been thorough
ly renovated, new flooring put down
and all the woakspots made firm and
strong. The old windows have been
enlarged and several new ones out
through the stono work affording
plenty of light.
The work of removing seven largo
mill stones will be completed today.
This proves a laborious task, as the
stones are of a primitive pattern and
are oxtremely heavy.
The engine and boiler will be placod
in position in a few days. The mach
inery will follow sometime later. This
machinery, part of which is being
built at tho Curry & Vannan maohiue
shops, is of a modern pattern and was
especially designed for use at this
Contractor Robert Oornelison is in
charge of the ropairs on the building.
Sober's Grove Interest State.
There is in course of preparation by
tin Department of Agriculture a bul
letin whioh will be styled Chestnut
Culture iu Pennsylvania or the Sober
Method of Propagating the Paragon
The balletiu is boiug prepared at the
roquest of Seorotary of ABrioaltnre
Oritchfield, who after visiting O. K.
Sober's largo chestnut groves in Irish
Valley, near Shamokin, conceived the
possibility of turning tho unproductive
portions of the state, particularly the
mountainous portions, into permanent
aud profitable usefulness by reclaiming
such laud and iutroduo<ug modern
The author of the bulletin is Prof
essor Nelson F. Davis, instructor of
Zoology and Biology at Bucknell Un
iversity,and it will be edited by Oliv
er D. Shook, assistant Dairy and Food
Commissioner. The bulletin will be
fully illustrated by half-tone plates of
the varlous'phases aud scones in suc
cessful chestnut oulture. It will be
ready for distributiou in the oourse of
Mr. Sober is a cousin of Aaron Sob
er, East Front street, and is well
known in Dauville, being a frequ
eut visitor hero. He is an enthusiast
in the chestnut raising line aud !)1b
venture is being watched with great
interest everywhere. A number of
Dauville people have visited Ur. Sob
er's ohestnut groves.
Funeral of Mrs. Rosa A. Kessler.
The fnueral of the late Mrs. Roes
A. Kessler, whose death occurred ou
Sunday last was held from the family
residence, Walnut street,Taesday| af
teruoou at three o'olock.
The services were conduoted by the
Rev. M. L. Shindel of the Pine Street
Lutheran church. Several selections
were rendered by the Pine Street oboir.
The pall bearers were: Henry Divel,
G. L. UcLain, Alfred Forney, Jaoob
Bloom, James Wilson and fidwarrt
The following persons from ont of
town attended the funeral: Samuel
Byerly of Sunbnry ; Augustus Byerly
of Pittsburg, brothers of the deoeased ;
Mrs. Ferris Oolburn of Shamokin and
Charles Walleze of Williamsport.