Danville intelligencer. (Danville, Pa.) 1859-1907, September 30, 1904, Image 1

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Three things are designed 111 the
gymnasium and athletic parts of the
Danville Association outfit and work
health, physical educatioi aud reorea
HEALTH. —No man can atford to
ignore the faot that, like food, exer
cise is a constant necessity to preserve
health, aud that much depends upon
the kiud and amount of oxerciso 0110
Under the direction of a trained in
structor, with I lie apparatus ot the
gymnaisum, the youug meu find tho
course of exercise and training which
is most conducive to a healthy condi
tion of body.
metry of development, ondar.mre,
quickness and boauty of action, mus.
oular control, physical courage and
self-possession, urn tilings desired by
every youug man, and iu large meas
ora within the re.ich of every youug
man who porsists iu regular, systemat
io physical training.
RECREATION.—The Association
stands for clean athletics. Such sports
as are moral aud manly ill their ac
tion and effect npou those who partic
ipate in them, are fostered. Methods
that are unfair or iu any way no
manly are uev >r onautenanced. Tho
fiual result ot Association athletic
sports and gymnaisum work should be
healthy, w. 11-dtveloped Christian
The Danvillo gymnasium is well
furnlflhod with apparatus for individ
ual exercise anil for class drill, aud
regular classes are conducted giving
systematic exercise to all tho muscles
of tho body. M in'iers are graded ac
cording to age, size, needs aud profic
iency, and every man aud boy is di
rected to suHi course as he noeds for
best results. Tho baths have beou re
painted anil arj commodious and
clean. Basiu, shower aud tub baths
give opportunity for cleanliness which
is next to Godliuess. Classes begin
A Eemale Blackmailer.
Chief of Police Waltz is quite anx
ious to get hold of a woman. She is
young, tall and fair, with blue eyes
and brown hair. Her clothes are plain
bnt stylish and fit hot to perfection.
She is also credited with possessing a
model flguro. The young lady answer
ing this description is a professional
blaokmailor and tried to exeouto her
soliomes iu Sunbury,Monday, but tail
The persou in question is a Huenc
talkor nnd woll educated. She has sov
eral uames aud places of residence.
To some she represented she was Miss
Dora Atkinson, of Boston, aud to oth
ers that she was Miss Laura Dodson,
of Syracuse, N. Y. Siio called on a
number of merchants and profession
al men in Sunbury on Monday upon
whom she tried to work tlie old game.
Her stories were as varied as her
names. At one or two places sho stat
ed that she was representing a concert
company and was quite anxious toaivo
a benefit here for some worthy charit
able institution. Sho then requested
a private hearing aud if granted sho
managed to consume ten or fifteen
minutes iu explaining her methods,
after whioh she demanded money,
threatening to ruin the gentleman's
character if he did not hand over the
coin. Of oourse nothing illegitimate
transpired on tho part of the parties
interviewed, but Blie had a proparcd
story 8110 threatened to spread broad
cast aud which, if true, would cause
unlimited trouble. At other plaoes she
olaimed to be raising money for the
maintenance of a consumptive sani
tarium with tho same end iu viow.
So far as is known tho trap was laid
for four different gentlemen before tho
matterjwas presented to the police.
The blackmailer managod to get away.
Sunbury Daily.
Work of Removal Completed.
The last span of the old river bridge
has beou altogether romovod aud noth
ing remains of the old struoturo but a
The last pieoe of timber was taken
away about five o'clock laßt evening.
While tile work of removal has boeu
going ou many relic hunters have vis
ited the scone and taken bits of wood,
nails, eto., as sonveuirs.
The work has boon under tiio super
vision of John Barry nil expert in this
lino. With the exception of the accid
ent befalling Frank Wilson,no one has
been injured, though a catastrophe
was narrowly averted yesterday after
Frank Arms,while iu the act of pry
ing loose a wooden block, left his bar
slip ami fell onto the haclt of Stephen
Raver who was woiking un a stringer
just below liiin. As Arms struck Hav
er, Joseph W. Osier, another employe,
caught the former anil saved liiin fruin
falling into tho river.
The false work will be taken down
Funeral of John Evelnnjl.
Tho funeral of John Evcland took
place [rom the residence of his son,
Ueiirgo Eveiand, Vino stre.it, at ten
o'clock yesterday morning. The ser
viees were conducted by Hcv. E. R.
Dunn, of the United Evangelical
The pall bearers were Samuel Kur
il ov, John Bruder, Jr., Daniel Bloom
nnd Edward Rank. Tho fmi»ial party
left on the 11.25 Philadelphia & li.rul
ing train for Oiitawissa, where int. r
meut was made.
The unusual proceeding of dehorn
ing a hull elk caused a great deal of
excitement at lion. Alex Billmeyer'a
farm near Washinutoiiville yesierday
l''or a number of years this herd of
oiks, consisting of 12 cows and tvvo
halls, has been a great attraction at
the Billmeyor park and thousands of
people have been attraoted to the plaoe
to see tho animals.
The elk dehorned yesterday seemed
determined to exterminate the herd.
A weok ago he killed a most promis
ing two year old heifer whtoh he chas
ed into a fenco corner and rau his an
tlers through its body. This aotion
was deemed strange as the uase is us
ually reversed, an elk like all other
animals usually fighting for the herd
instead of agaiust it.
On Tuesday the bull again booame
enraged and killed another fiuo speci
men. Tho animal killed was valuod
at SIOO aud in order to savo the bal
ance of the herd from extermination
it was determined to cut off the ant
lers of the ferociouß beast.
The operation was performed by
Harry Billmeyer, assistod by six men,
everyone of whom were needed. It
was a most dangerous proceeding and
bofore it could be accomplished the
men were thrown arouud the pen like
so many straws all of them sustaining
slight bruises.
The first thing done was to lasso tho
animal whioli was only accomplished
after a hard battle. Three ropes were
usod to hold him down and the horns
wore taken away in pieces. At intervals
the animal would regain his feet aud
the task of controlling liiin was not an
oasy one. After three hours of fierce
lighting the antlers wore finally re
As soon as tho operation was com
pleted aud the bull reloased he plung
ed into a creek running through the
park and remained in the water over
au hour. His spirit seemed entirely
broken and ho bocame as tame as any
member of the herd.
The antlers of the oik are in great
demand and it was with great roluct
auoo that Mr. Billmeyer removed
thorn. In the spring of tho year the
antlers fill off and new ones grow in
their placo. The pieces removed yes
terday will be rotainod nntil next
spring when the roots remaining fall
away anil au effort to pioservo the sot
in full will bo niado.
The affair caused great excitement
around tho farm and tho thrilling
spootacle was witnessed bv a large
number of people. The antlers romov
od, while not full grown, weighed 22
Street Opeued on Saturday.
The paved portion of Mill street
ftoin Market to Mahoning street, was
thrown open to travel on Saturday
morning and tho many drivers of ve
hicles woro not slow to avail them
selves of tho privilege. The street
had beou closed since the first week
in August and caused a great deal of
As ovening approached tho street
became very dirty and much rubbish
had accumulated. The small stones
left on the street made driving in
couveuieut and piovod a source of
dungor, not only to the horses but to
tho pavlug blooks as well. These
stones should bo removed at onoo as
driving over them with heavily loaded
wagons has a tendency to oliip the
bricks aud spoil tho appearauoe of the
Proporty owners are advised to fill
iu their pavements with gravel and
not witli small stonos as tiiey are apt
to bo swept into tho street and prove
au unsightly and dangerous obtsmc
Excavating was begun north of the
D. L. & W. crossing ou Saturday aud
good progress was made. Weather
pormittiug the street will be tlnishod
as far as tho railroad by next Satur
day night.
Last Sad Rites Pertormed.
The fuuoral of Miss Kate Baldy took
plaoe from Christ Episcopal cliurob
Tuesday morning at uiue o'clook.
The services were couduotod by the
Rev. Georgo F. Broed,of Mount Airy,
Philadelphia,who was rector of Christ
church during tho yoarslßß3 aud 1884,
assisted by tho Rev. Edward Haugh
The pall bearers woro J. W. Shan
non, Esq., and Charles Watsou of
Philadelphia, Peter Matthews of Plain
field. N. J., W. B. Rhodes, Dr. H. B.
Moreditli and Dr. I. H. Jennings of
this oity. During the sorvlces J. W.
Shannon, Esq , rendered a tenor solo
with fine effeot.
Those present from a distance wore
Petor Haldy anil Miss Sallie Baldy of
St. Paul. Minn., Fred Baldy of Bos
ton, Mass.,A. H. Baldy of New York,
Miss Harriet Long aud William Green
ough of Sunbury, Peter Matthews of
Plaiuficlil, N. J., and J. W. Shannon,
Esq., of Philadelphia.
Death of John Eveiand.
John Evelani, a well known rosl
dent of this city died at tho home of
his sou, Goorge Eveiand, Vine street
on Sunday night, agod sixty-eight
years. Mr. Eveiand had bieu ill for
a long time with a complication of
diseasos, an affection of tho heart
finally causing his death,
Mr. Hveland is survived by a daugh
ter aud six sons, Mrs. John Freeze of
Llewellyn, Leauder of Catawissa,
David aud Daniel of Roaring Creek,
William of Pottsgrove, Gera of, Mt.
■ Oainiul aud Goorge of this oity.
At n rogular mooting of the School
Board held Monday eve it wn« decid
ed to allow noii-rosident pupils who
had seoured hoarding places in the
Borough to attend tlie schools in the
Ward in whioli they had taken up
their residence.
It wax the flense of Ihe Hoard that
the pupils who had moved into the
town to attend aohool had established
a residenoe and should he allowed this
The plan to district tho surtonnriiitg
country for tho purpose of placing
non-resident pupils in sohools noarest
their residence was abandoned until
next term.
A communication from Miss Elfriedo
Woiss, instructor of music, was read
in which Miss Weiss asked for an in
crease ofßalary,explaining the request
by saying that additional dutioa had
been plaoed upon her. Tho matter
was fully disoussod but no action was
Mr. Fifloher stated that a stono over
the door on the now Third Ward
building was in a dangerous condition
and the matter was placed in the bauds
of the Building aud Repairs Commit
The Treasurer's report showed a bal
ance ou hand of SBBBO. The State ap
propriation had not as yet been re
Clocks were ordered (or several of
the sohool rooms and a number of
minor repairs were looked after.
Those present at the meeting were
Directors Harpel, Adanis.Trnmbower.
Hariug, Pursel, Fischer, Werkheiser,
Voußlohn, Greene and Ortli.
Tho following bills were ordered
Teaohers and Janitors 11733.00
Roberts & Meok 837.44
Remington Type Writer 00.... 74.00
W. H. Quin n 1.00
Emery Shultz 4.25
U. L. Gordy 3.12
<J. H. Schmidt 97.08
Zinn Oo 47.21
Jas. Daily 76
Montour Democrat 17.50
American School Furu. Co 21).40
A. F. Hartman 4.75
O. B. Sweitzer 1.50
D. O. Williams HO
Opera House Opens Tonight.
The well known Murray & Mackey
Company will open the season of 1904-
05 at the Dauville Opera House to
night. This company is well known
in this city and their performances arc
always of a high order
J. U. Douavin an. lorence Murray
will again appear in tho leading roles
and the plays to be presented will bo
lavishly monnted, special scenery be
ing used for every production.
Alterations at the theatre are about
completed. The new asbostos curtain
lias been hung and tho now scenery
will be in position by tonight. The
new flro escapes and exit leading from
tho gallery onto the third floor land
ing are also finished,making the build
ing safe in every particular.
The now system of lighting the stage
will add vory much in the giving of
theatrical performances. Quick changes
oau also be made betwoon acts owing
to the new plan of scenio effects anil
altogether productions can now be giv
en with more satisfaction, both to tho
audience and the players.
Tho play tonight will be "Blue
Grass of Old Kentucky,'' a drama that
has reoeivod the highest praise from
preßS and public. High olass vaude
ville is introduced between the acts
and the evening's entortiinment will
be most satisfactory.
Washington 00. to Attend Oonvention,
At a regular meetiug of the Wash
ington Hose Company held Saturday
evening, David Evans was olocted as
delegate to represent the "Washios"
at tho Silver Anniversary Convention
of tho Pensylvauia State Firemen's
Association to be held at Erie, Octo
ber 4th to 7th.
The company also deoided to attend
the convention in a body and will bo
aojompanied by their drum corps.
The company will leavo for Erie on
Monday, Ootobor 3rd. by way of the
Philadelphia and Beading railway.
The special train will leave at 5 a. m.
The faro for tlu round trip is $8.78!
which inoludes the privilege of a stop
over at Buffalo either goiug or com
Those desiring to accompany the
firemen can do so by making appli
cation to Seoretary William W. Davis
who will supply them with a'card en
titling them to reduced rates.
Hospital Appreciates Efforts.
That subscriptions for the Maty M.i
Packer Hospital are most highly ap- I
preciated is shown by the following ]
letter from tho trustees of thai insti
"The Board of Trustees of tho Mary
M. Packer Hospital of Sunbury, beg
leave to acknowledge through the col- '
uiunt of the Morning News the reoeipt
of a check for $53.00 from tho ladies .
of liower Mulberry street, Dauville.
The committee ia composed of tho fol
lowing ladies: Mrs. Joseph Jones,
Mrs. John Patton, Mrs. Lewis Woods
and Mrs. Annie McCoy.
"The Hospital appreciates the ef
forts made In our behalf by tho ladies
and those assisting, and hope they
will accept our thanks for tho money
received by us."
Tho suocoss the ladies of Lower
Mulberry street met with in this un
dertaking should enoourage others
'along the same liue.
The announcement that the Board of
Trade would hold a publio meeting at
the Court House last ovening brought
out an ouormous crowd and loug bofore
the time set for the meeting Mill stroet
was thronged with pedestrians from
oue end to the other.
The greatest enthusiasm prevailed
when the object of the meoting be
WHEREAS, The Delaware, Lackawanna & |1
cj Western Railroad now operating the Lackawan- o
\; na and Bloomsburg Railroad, passing over Mill ;:
• | street in the Borough of Danville, objects to the |,
i! crossing at grade of said Railway by the Danville ' §
;i; and Bloomsburg Electric Street Railway, and is |
;! seeking to prevent such crossing by injunction |-
jj J proceedings to compel the erection of an over- j I
;; head crossing on Mill street. j 5
' THEREFORE, Be it Resolved by the Board of ! \
: | Trade of the Borough of Danville and citizens as- i
r! sembled, that the safety and welfare of the public \!
; I require that such crossing should be at grade. o
j| That an over-head crossing would be far more
!;! dangerous to the public in its operation than a ! s
\ j crossing at grade and that such a crossing will ! ?
not be permitted by the Town Council of the ; ?
o Borough of Danville upon Mill street, such are- I
o quirement would prevent the operation of the 'r
said railway and deprive the community of its \\
5 benefits both as a means of travel and as an agency ! 3
' | to improve and increase the development and j
\ I growth of the borough. That an over-head cross- J[>
o ing would be destructive of private property and
c | of public improvements now being made on Mill jj'
•! street and we request that these matters be found ] j
\ j of sufficient consideration to permit the crossing ! ?
o at grade to be established.
came gonorally known. The grade
crossing question has beon uppermost
in the minds of Dauvillo people ever
since the sensational event of patting
it in place was consummated last
Thursday night.
At 7 :ir> o'clock Stoos' baud ill fall
uniform marohod from their quarters
in the Swentek block to the Court
House. The route of parade was bril
liantly illuminated with red Are and
a long lino of men and boys to'loweil
the musicians.
The oourt room was crowded to its
capacity. The gallery and corridors
wore packed and many were unable to
gain admittauco. The audience was
oomposod of representative oltlzetis,
including members of Council, mem
bers of tlio Board of Trado,merchants,
professional men, eto.
The meeting wan called to order at
fivo minutes past eight o'clook by John
H. Ooeeer, President of the Board of
Trade. Mr. Ooeser after explaining
the object of the meeting oalled upon
District Attorney Ralph Kisuer who
made an oloquent addross.
Mr. Kisner among other things stat
ed that au overhead orossing as pro
posed by the D. L. & W. officials was
an impossibility. That Counoil would
never permit it aud in tliiß action
would bo sustained by the people. He
said that au overhead crossing would
be detrimeutal to business,destructive
to property, an unsightly structure al
ways and a menace to property in case
of fire.
Mr. Kisuer said, however,that Dan
ville poople wantod the trolley line
and that the only way to get the real
benofit was to have it go over the D.
L. & W. railroad crossing on Mill
street at grado aud that every oltizen
in tlio towu should support a move
ment in consummation of this objeot.
The address was foroofu! and to the
point. It showed plainly tlio obstaoles
that h*d lo bo overcomo before the
point cnuld be gained and impressed
Largest Coon of the Season. .
A party of hunters consisting of
Ceorgo Swank, James Ford, Joseph
Smith and Ciarem o Rauk returned
from a coon hunt oaily Tuesday morn
ing bringing with Ilium a 2'.) pound
raccoon. This in the largest coon that
has beon caught this season.
upon the minds of everybody that loy
alty to tho town and its interests was
the vital necessity that was ossoutial
to victory.
At the conclusion of the address the
following rosolntion was read by S.
A. McCoy, Secretary of the Board of
A motion by J<>hn Doster,Jr.,which
was warmly sooondod by tlio audience,
that the resolution be adoptod and a
copy forwarded to tlio D. L. & W.
olfloials, was passed most heartily, ev
erybody in the assemblage answering
"aye" In response to tlio question.
001. A. J. Frick made a motion that
a Committee of three be appointed lo
convey a nopy of the resolution to the
olllclals of tlio D. L. & W. company.
This was also passed unanimously.
The Committee is composed of John
H. Ooeser,Thomas J. Prioe and Jauios
Foster. A letter has already been for
warded to E. M. Rine,Superintendent
of tlio Bloomsburg Division, who is
located at Soranton, requesting an au
dience for tho Committeo.
Ou motion of 001. A. J. Frick it
was ordered that a oopy of the resolu
tion bo presentod to Council with a
recommendation that it bo delivored
tothe attorney representing the trol
ley oompany aud read lo the Court
when the oaso is argued tomorrow.
Ou motion of T. J. Price a vote of
thanks was tendered Stoes' baud for
their assistance in making the meet
ing a success.
President Ooeser thanked the audi
enoe for its warm support aud then
adjourned the moeting.
No cause has ever been more en
thusiastically supported b; Danville
oitizens than the question of the grade
crossing at Mill street. It would seom
that after so goneral au expression in
its favor that sucoess is assured.
The sentiment iu favor of the oross
ing is without disseusiou anywhere.
Everybody wants it. The town's in
terests aud progress depends upon it
uot a little aud tliauks to the untiring
aud persistent effortß of tho oitizens
the right way to secure it can now be
parsuod with a promise of success.
If the weather is favorable many
Danville peoplo will attend the Mil
ton tair next week.
Borough Bonds Selling Rapidly.
A greater part of tho (10,000 bond
issue pot out by the Borough has al
ready beon subscribed for. Tho bonds
boar iuterest at the rate of per
cent, which is paid semi-annually.
The subsoriptious have beeu tnkon in
blocks rauging from (100 to (2000.
William F. Uearhart of South Dan
ville,droppod dead on Saturday morn
ing at H :80 o'clock. Ho had just crmo
across the river in a low boat and
walked up from the ferry landing to
tiie residence of Samuel Arms ou Wat
er street, where lie stopped to rest.
Before a chair could bo offered him he
dropped over and oxpired. Deatli was
caused by heart failpre.
There was probably no man ill this
vicinity moro generally known tliau
William Uoarhart. His friends iu
both Northumberland aud Montour
couuty woro legiou. Ho was a famil
iar figure on both sides of the river
and though never a resident of Dan
ville bis interest and loyalty to the
town endeared him to its people.
Mr. Uearhart, though 81 years of
age, maintained a vigor of mind and
body that was truly remarkablo. He
was conversaut ou all pilitical affairs
whether national, state or county and
kept in touch with all topics of the
times until the day of liis doatli. Ou
Friday night ho had the papers read
to him and seemed to be iu his usual
good health. On leaving the house
Saturday morning he uttered no com
plaint and it was not until he had
alighted that weakness overtook him.
Mr. Uearhart was a son of the late
Harmon Uearhart aud with a surviv
ing sister, Miss Hannah L. Uearhart,
was the last of a family of twelve
children. Ho was boru in the house
where his last days were spent. The
dwelliug was built by his grandfather
Captain Jaooh Uearhart, a soldier in
the Revolutionary War and ouo of the
oarliest settlers iu this vioinity.
la 1852 Williuui Oenrhart went to
California, remaining there until 1868.
His experiences during this time were
variod and lie made and lOBt a fortune
in the gold fields. While at Virginia
Oity, Nevada, Mr. Gearhart became
acquainted with Samuel h. Clemens
known iu the book world as Mark
Twain and his reminiscences of the
man were very interesting.
On returning home Mr. Gearhart
laid out the town of South Danville
which is loaated on what was former
ly the Gearhart farm. It consisted of
about 70 acres and was cut u{? into
building lots, in the sale of whioh
Mr. Gearhart acted as attorney in
fact for the Harmon Gearhart heirs.
The deceased was a consistent mem
ber of Triuity M. E. church and al
ways maintained a warm interest in
church work. He was a liberal pa
tron at all alTairs civen for church or
charitable benefits and was ever ready
to lend assistance. Iu politios he was
a staunch Democrat and was a prom
inent figure at the Northumberland
county conventions.
Tlio funeral of William F. Oearhart,
who died suddenly last Saturday
morning, was hold from the Oearhart
home, South Dauville, Tuesday after
noon at two o'elook.
The obsequies were attended by a
largo number of people representing
both sides of the river. Mr. Qearhart
was a man who possessed many friends
and all who could possibly do so show
ed their respoct for the deceased by
attending tlio last sad rites.
The Kov. N. E. Oleavor of Trinity
M. K. church, this oity, officiated at
the services. Ho was assisted by the
Rev. E. T. Swartz of St. Peter's
church, Riversido.
Tlio pall bearors wore Harrison Kase,
J. B. Laidacknr, W. R. Oiark, O. S.
Smith, Olive Hoover and Peter Berger.
A male quartette from the Trinity SI.
E. church rendered throe selections
most feelingly. Interment was made
in Mt. Voruon cemetery.
Among these present from a distanoo
were Oeorge D. Oearhart of Philadel
phia, Mrs. Uarr Oberdorf and Mrs.
Mettler of Klinesgrove and William
McDevitt of Sunbury.
This Line Up Should Make Good Showing.
The "Old Timers" basket ball team
have organizod for the season of 1904-
05 and judging from the players that
are named in the liuo up,should make
an exoolleut showing.
The team is composed of Frank
Elase, John Barry, Ralph Oaskins,
Frank Russell aud Harry Welliver.the
majority of whom played with the
Danville team when it was victorious
in nearly every ooutest.
The boys are under the management
of Frauk Edmoudson who has arrang
ed games with tho following teams:
Williamsport Y. M. C. A.,AUeutown,
Pottsville, Pennsylvania Railroad Y.
M. C. A., Philadelphia Wheelmen and
a number of college teams. Tlie new
ly organized olub is praotioing dili
gently and will endeavor to get into
the pink of oonditiou.
Through the columns of this paper
manager Edmoudson wishes to issue a
ohalleuge to the Danville basket ball
team for a game to be played on Tues
day evening, Nov. Bth.
Picture of Sovereign Lodge,
The "San Franoisco Call," a well
known California newspaper in an is
sue of September 22nd has prlntod a
picture of a number of members of the
Sovereign Orand Lodge of Cdd Fel
lows, which met in that oity daring
the woek of the 19th inst In the
groupe a good likeness of Oharlos
Ohalfant Esq., is sliowu.
Mr. Ohalfant attended the meeting
of the Sovereign Lodge as a represent
ative of the Orand Lodge of Pennsyl
vania. Ho was oue of four prominent
Odd Fellows oliosen to represent the
Court convened Monday morning
at ten o'clock with President Judge
R. R. Liltle aud Associates Dr. S. Y.
Thompson and Frank U. Blee ou the
George W. Miles was sworn as fore
man of the grand jury. That body re
tired to its room at 10:30 o'clook aud
later returned a true bill against B.
F. Hulsi/er for assault and battory.
An indiotmant of larceny was also
found against Huleizer.
James Connelly and D. A. Stclllu
were appointed tipstaffs to wait upon
the Court aud U. W. Bennett to wait
upon the grand jury.
A uol pros was allowed iu the cases
of Oommouweatltli vs. Alfred Bleclier,
Commonwealth vs. Fred Ryan and
Commonwealth vs. Mabel Ruuyau.
A divorce was granted Luoy J.
Featherman agaiust Elwood J. Feath
November 4th was appointed by the
Court as a special time for the hear
ing of Civil cases.
J. C. Hoddens was appointed guar
dian of Beulali Hoddens, the bond be
iug fixed at 1300.
Court adjourned at three o'clock iu
the afternoon to convene again in the
moruiug at 10 o'olook. The traverse
jury will report for duty at this sse
The first case to be tried will be
that of Commonwealth vs. Harry Dav
is who at the last term of court was
indicted by the grand jury with as
sault and battery and an attempt to
A number of other cases were be
fore the grand jury yesterday after
noon and the returns will be made
this morning.
Court convened at ten o'clook lues
day morning and befoie .four o'clook
in the afternoon had nearly finished
all business for the September term.
The reading of the judgment docket
and the hearing of a few minor re
tains will be attended to in a short
session to be held this afternoon.
T!ie Grand Jury was discharged at
3 o'olook in the afternoon after hav
ing found true bills in the cases of
Commonwealth vs. Will'am Frantz,
charged with desertion, Common
wealth vs. William Owen on a charge
of false pretenses and Commonwealth
vs. Fred Woll. These cases were con
tinued until the December term.
Before retiring the Grand Jury made
the following report:
To the Court—"The Grand Jury af
ter an inspection of Publio Buildings
report as follows:
The jail buildings and grounds are
in a neat condition. The dining room
needs papering, also one half dozen
curtains needed. Court House and
grounds in a generally good oondition.
Two chimneys were found in need of
repairs. The ceiling in the Grand
Jury room Is in need of papering.
B. L. DIEHL, Seo'y.
B. F. Hulsiznr who was iudioted for
assault and battery and petty larceny
pleaded guilty when brought before
the Court yesterday morning.
Hulsizer, while in a drunken frenzy
had entered Thomas Tally's hotel in
the Third Ward and purloined a bottle
of whiskey at the same time assault
ing Mr. Tully and badly bruising him.
The Court after a severe admonition
sontenoed liim to pay tlie costs of pro
soootiou, a flue of fifty dollars and
sixty days confinement in the oounty
jail, the defendant to stand oommit
ted until sentence Is complied with.
The rest of the session was taken op
with the case of Commonwealth vs.
Harry Davis chargod with assault anl
battery with an attempt to ravish.
The prosecutrix was Mrs. Ida M. Oarl
who tostifled that the assaait took
place on the "Dag Road" leading to
"Bald Top" on the 18tl> of last May.
Many witnesses were heard on both
sides. Hon. H. M. Hinckley,who rep
resented the defendant, made an elo
quent address as did also District At
torney Ralph Kisner.
The jury, whioh was made np of T.
J. Rogers, E. F. Williams, Joseph
Sherwood, T. W. Bennstt, Sam ael El
liott, William Thomas, Clarence Cleav
er, Charles Robinson, William Law
rence, Elijah Bell, M. W, Hartmau
and C. M. Childß,retired at 8 45 p. m.
The jury had not agreed upon a
verdiot until after his honor, Judge
Little had returned to Bloomsburg.
The sealed document will be opened at
this afternoon'B session.
Police Making Many Arrests.
The police are determined to break
up the carousing and lawlessness that
is prevalent on Mill street in the even
ing, especially on a pay night. Re
peated warnings have been given the
offenders all of whioh seems to have
no effect.
Last Satorday night a number of ar
rests were made. Charges of drunken
ness, disorderly conduct, etc., were
numerous and the miscreants have had
to pay for their fun by settling good
sized flnes and oosts.
The offloers will keep up the good
work in a vigilant manner and will
Btop at nothing to maintain good order.
Have Equal Privileges Now.
Ladies' Aid Sooieties of Methodist
charohps are now, by the aotion of the
last general oonference, a part of the
churoh organization The president is
entitled to the same privileges as the
Sanday School superintendent, or the
president of the Epworth League.
NO. 46
Superintendent N. O. Sohaetfer, of
the Department of Public Instruction
has issued the following proclamation
regarding the Autumn Arbor Day.
The proclamation is a« follows:
The State of Pennsylvania now owns
632,1)37 acres of land which have been
set apart for the growth of trees. This
area ia more than that of Lancaster
county ('.172 square miles), the richest
agricultural county in the United
States. There are five hundred million
acres of growing forest in the United
Statos outside of our Insular Posess
sions. And yet it is estimated that
the annual consumption of wood is
twice as great as its growth. This fact
shows the importance of forestry as a
national industry. It is second only to
The Pennsylvania Kallroad has plant
ed thousands of treeß between Harris
burg and Philadelphia and has par
chased largo tracts of land for the pur
pose of growing millions of trees that
will heroafter bo needed in railway
construction. Railroads generally are
vieing with one another in the adorn
ment of vacant lots around their pas
senger stations. The cities are creat
ing parks as breathing plaoes for the
multitudes. The sohools are planting
trees upon their grounds and along the
highways so that in many instances
the sohool grounds rival the grounds
around the homes of the ohildren, and
the publio roads are beginning to re
semble the best kept streets of the
cities. Increased attention to tree
planting brings increased knowledge
ofjplant life and begets increased re
gard for everything that is beautiful
in nature.
In accordance with the Act of As
sembly the Governor annually appoints
Arbor Days whloh are the
month of April. Since many ooantry
schools are not in session at that time
and since trees can be planted in the
fall as well as in the spring of the
year, it lias become customary to ob
serve an Autumn Arbor day, the es
sential thing being to get the trees in
to the ground, and to give them a
chance to grow.
Friday, October 31, 1904, is designat
ed as Autumn Arbor Day with the re
quests that suitable exercises be ar
ranged for the day. Let the home
newspapers be used to create public
sentiment in favor of village improve
ment. Let the schools discuss the
events which transpire under trees
like the Charter Oak,the Liberty Elm,
the William Penn tree, and others
which have become famous in history.
Let the economio value of trees be
discussed, and above all let the trees
be planted upon the school grounds,
around the homes and along the high
ways so that the day may be profitable
from the economio point of view as
well as valuable for educational pur
Benton's Peculiar Oiyi ISuit,
The citizens and taxpayers of Ben
ton, Columbia county,last evening se
cured a preliminary injunction against
the Benton Borough Oounoil.the Chief
Burgess, W. O. Fullmer and P. O.
Hatton and B. F. Bedllne, as defend
ants, to restrain them from proceed
ing with the erection of a water plant
which was to have been begun today.
The people of Benton want the water
plant but olaim that the cost, 911,151
is excessive and that a better system
oan be installed at a lower figure.
They claim that this amount is 7 per
oent. of the assessed value of the bor
ough and with othor existing debts
would run over the constitutional
amount that a borough is allowed to
The contract for the plant had been
awarded to Messrs. Hatton £nd Red
line who have the Berwick sewer in
The case has aroused widespread in
terest and will be one that will cause
a bitter legal contest.
Bloomsburg Won Tournament.
The second tennis tournament be
tween Danville and Bloomsburg,which
was played yesterday afternoon, on
the West Mahoning street courts, re
sulted in a viotory for the Blooms
burg players.
Both of the Bloomsburg teams play
ed a good, steady game and won on
their merits, although it is only fair
to say that the Danville teams were
not playiug their usual good game.
In the sets beween Rishton and Ent,
and Gosh and Clark, Bloomeburg
won two out of the three by the fol
lowing scores: 6-8; 6-1. Danville
won one set by the soore of 3-6. Maize
and Allen played Jennings and Wat
son, winning the first two setß, both
by the saore of 6-4, thus giving
Bloomsburg the victory.
Bloomsburg and Danville eaoh won
a tournament this season. The "rob
ber" will be played in the near future.
Dangerous Sidewalk.
The torn-up condition of the pav
ments on Mill street is responsible for
acoidents of a more or less serious na
ture and that someone has not been
badly injured is extremely fortunate.
The pavement leading from the Phil
ips grocery onto the culvert is au
especially dangerous spot. Four peo
ple fell at this point Tuesday, for
tunately esoapiug unhurt.
The oondition of the sidewalks are
of course exoosable to some extent ow
ing to the improvements being made
but the dangerous places could be
made safer by the erection of tem
' porary walks.