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THE GUARD INVITED !
The Natioual Guard of Pennsylvania,
through Governor Peunypacker, its
commauder-iu-chief, has been invited
as a body to participate iu the cere
monies attendant on the inauguration
of President Roosovelt as President,in
Washington,ou the 4th of March. The
matter of accepting the invitation was
takeu up by Governor Penny packer
aud Adjutaut General Stewart, Tues
day, but no definite actiou was taken,
and a conclusion will not be reached
until next week.
Whether the Guard will go as a
whole, or whether a provisional bri
gade will be formed, are matters to be |
settled at a future meetiug.if it is dn- i
termiued that Pennsyvlauia shall be 1
represeutd by her military. For many
years Pennsylvania has seut her
Guardsmen to honor the inaugural oc
casion, aud always with pride, but at
the last inauguiation some of the
Guardsmen considered that a slight
was put upon Pennsylvania by the
people of Washington in blaming them
for the misconduct of troops from oth
er States, aud Pennsylvania was made
to pay for damage that was done
by her troops.
Then, too, the Ponusylvan a troops j
have been sneered at by residents ot
Washington an 1 they :re not iu mood
to invite that sort of treatment again.
As a matter ot f»< fc the sentiment
against going to Washington to march
in the inaugural parade prevails gen
erally in the Guard, and it is possible
that this is being eousiderd by th 3
Governor aud his military advisors.
As Ohristams approaches what heart
that is not calloused with greed and
selfishness does not nc'io with sweet
longing for the old homo?
At this mystic season,if at no other,
memories of ohiMhood become smil
ing augels that beckon us back through
Idle sentimeut? Not at all.
All over our own laud Christmas
brings back to the old home the chil
dren aud the children's children, once
more to sot our lips to the spring of
love that is pure and uudefiled.
Whether wo turn back to it from
success and joys or from failures, and
sorrows, the old homo is ever a sanc
tuary of virtues aud the sweetest earth
ly interpretation of lieavon.
. The king of finance and the prodigal
once more become brothers at the old
home and learn that the things which
seem so important to us in this world
are, after all, but a thin covering.
Whether we be \viso or ignorant,
rich or poor, great or little, the old
home offers us satisfaction aud inspira
tions to be found uowhere else iu the
For many of as the old homo may no
longer exist except iu memory. But if
in memory it is enshrined, then what
ever the disappointments, the decep
tions, the despairs of life,we may tarn
for new hope,new courage anil renew
ed ideals back to the old home, where
love glows steadily against the world's
If Christmas hid no other meaning
thau just this —that it turned us back
to the old home, that nursery of the
infiuite, and to the loves and dreams
aud longings and resolves of youth,
the day would still be the happiest
and most helpful one in all thp year.
Attorney W. H. M. Oram, of Sha
mokin, has been honored with the ap
pointment of attorney for all the Penn
sylvania collieries in the Shamokin
Heretofore the of the
Penuslvauia railroad aud collieries in
that viciutv has been looked after by
oue solicitor with assistants. The chief
attorney was ex-Judge Bucher, of
Lewisburg. [ln Mineral Railroad and
Mining Company cases he was assisted
by Mr. Oram,and in Union Coal Com
pany cases by ex-Judge L. S. Walter,
of Mt. Carmel. On the fir t of the
month the two separate br.» lies for
conducting the legal busine.-s wore es
tablished,aud Mr. Oram is made chief
attorney for all the collieries, both of
the Mineral and Susquehanna, former
ly the Uuion Companies. Judge Buch
•er yet looks after tho railroad busi
ness, but on the first of the year it is
•expected ho will be succeeded.
No Iron Yet Work Delayed.
Work on the bridge yesterday com
pared favorab'y with what was done
the previous day—practically nothing
■o far as concerned tho iron portion of
the structure. The material for which
the men have been waiting since Moo
day has not,as yet been received from
the Kinps Bridge Company. Until it
arrives the HorseheaHs Construction
Company can do nothing.
The false work from betwi oil the
second and third was t »ken
down, and removed over her ween the
fourth and fifth piers, preparatory to
patting it up there. All the b.mts worn
torn apart, on account of tho uprights
haviug been too solidly frozou in the
ice to remove them iu the whole, as
was previously dono. All will now
have to be rebuilt, causing a great
deal mon labor thau forinerlv.
Arrested for Trespassing.
Charles Ashtou and James Long were
before 'Squire Oglesby Tuesday af
ternoon. charged with trespassing on
the Realius Railroad and tho larceny
of coal. The information was lodged
bf Detectives Simmers aud Pursley.
The oase was settled and the defend
ants discharged from custody.
Counc il mot in regular sfssiou Friday
night with tlie following members
present: Vastiue, Fenstermaoher,
Boyer, Goeser, Reif.-nyder, Lloyd,
Joseph M Gibson and David Gibsou.
A communication from Mrs. Susanna
Reynold o , was read. She railed
the attention of Council to the
grade in front of No. 116 Mill street.
She said it was impossible for her to
lay a new pavement per the recent es
tablished grade that will insure per
fect safety, and therefore askod per
mission to lay an up to date flag
stono pavement, to conform with the
old grade on Mill street; also to build
a sidewalk on Library aveuue.
On motion the Clerk of Council was
notified to instruct Mrs. Reynolds that
she must build her pavement to con
form with the recent established grade.
Citizens residing in the vicinity of
Grand and Nassau streets petitioned
Council that an arc light be placed ou
that corner. The matter was referred
to the Light Committee.
I The following resolutions on the
death of the late David A, Montgom
ery,Couucilmau from the Third Ward,
were road aud adopted :
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty
God to remove from our midst David
A. Montgomery, our esteemed and
worthy member, who could always be
depended upon to do iighTf under all
circumstauoes,a mau of sterling quali
ties, who could not be swerved from
what he believed to be just aud to the
very best interest of the Borough. He
will not only be missed by this body,
but as a business man, a kind friend,
a loving husband and in the church iu
which ho was a consistent member. But
we bow with humble submission to
the will of our Supreme Ruler, know
ing that He doetli all things well.
Resolved, That those resolutions be
spread on the minutes of Council, and
be published in the papers of this Bor
ough aud a copy be sent to the family
of the deceased.
Joseph M. Gibson,
George F. Reifsuyder,
A number of bills for the building
of three pavements and a lot of extra
work was presented by David J. Rog
ers, and referred to the Streets and
A resolution was adopted, empower
ing the president of Council to appoint
a committee to be known as "The
Standing Committee on Sewers," for
the remainder of the present term and
thereafter at the beginning of every
term the same as other committees are
An ordinance requiring aud permit
ting the owners of certain properties
iu the Borough of Dauvillo, to make
proper connection with the use of all
sewera constructed by the said Bor
ough, providing for the method of
making such couuectious, prescribing
the method of the use of such sewers
and regulating the charges therefore,
respectively, and for other purposes,
was re id by the Clerk. It was then
taken up and adopted in sections,pass
ing first reading with but little dis
On motion it was dooidod that the
supervision of all public sewers be
considered part of tho duty of the Su
perintendent of the Water Works, and
all couuectious be made under his su
Tho following bills wore ordered
Regular Employes ~..582.50
B. B. Brown 8.00
George W. Hendricks 2.75
Labor aud Hauling 33.67
T. L. Evans' Sous 5.80
J. H. Cole 228.12
John Hixson 12.15
Regular Employes..., 1144 80
P. & R. Railway Co 50.65
Caldwell. Barry & Leonard.... 19.00
Washington b'iro Co 2.56
J. H. Goeser & Co 3.38
Trumbowor & Werkheiser 24.62
Rennastlair Mfg. Co 94.80
P. & R. Coal and Iron Co 136.01
John Hixson 4 09
J. H. Cole 123.95
Labor at Water Works 35 63
11. B. Patton 20 00
Hot Stove Topples Over.
Tho homo of Jesse Shannon.on Ferry
street, opposite the Mahoning Pres
byterian church, narrowly escaped be
ing badly damaged by fire, on Sunday
All the membeis of the family wero
at church,with tho exception of a ten
years-old son. A foot of the stove
which contained a hot firo, became
dislodged in some manner and dropped
! to tho fijof, causing the stove to part
jly topple over. The live coals we r
I thrown out on the carpet, and the lat
-1 ter instantly began to blaze up in a
' startling maimer. The little fellow
ran to tho front door and called fire!
, His cries brought to his assistance
! Charlos Love, who succeeded in ex
tiuguishing tho fire before any great |
1 damage was done.
New Church for Sunbury.
At a meeting of the official board of
fciie Methodist church of Suubury, it
was decided to engage the services of
1 an architect with the iutentiou of com
pleting the preliminary work prepar
atory to building a n«w church build
ing. Tho old church will be toru down
and tho new building erected oo the
I resent site. Just when the work will
be started has not as yet been decided
-PLEDGED BUT TO TRUTH. TO LIBERTY AHD LAW-NO FAVOR SWATS US AND SO FHAB BHALL AWBL
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY. PA., FRIDAY, DECEMRER 1001
Prompt and energetic work on the
part of the proprietor,clerks pud those
who rushed to their assistance from
the 6trejt, prevented a serious con
flagration in the Racket Store, City
Hall buildiug, at about 8 o'clock Sat
The front window of the store was
haudsomelv decorated with tinsel and
other easily consumable material.
The iuner space was filled with a dis
play of holiday goods, some ariranged
in an artistio manner on the window
sill and others suspended about the en
closure. A plumber had just com
pleted repairing a gas pipe that fur
nished gas to a jet iu the display
Desiring to learn if the gas was
flowiug all right, a clerk light
ed a match, with the intention of ap
plying it to the jet. Iu reaching
through between two curtains that
were suspeudod from the coiling, oue
of the latter was accidentally ignited
by the burning match. Instantly al
most everything iu the window was a
sheet of flames. A fire alarm was sent
in, but before the department reached
the scene a hastily formod bucket bri
gade had succeeeded in extinguishing
the flames without permittiug them to
spread outside of the enclosure. To do
this the attaches of the store aud a
number of men who had rushed to the
assistance of the former,carried water
from the rear of the building iu buck
ets, dishpaus,pudding pans and every
thing else that could be pressed into
I service. A little gardeu hope also did
good service. With the exception of a
few pieces of uuderwtar that were
piled ou the end of the counter nearest
the blaze and injured by falling sparks,
ouly the contents of the window were
damaged. These were nearly all con
sumed, aggregating a loss of botweou
SSO aud $75. Had the flames not been
confiued iu the window and once got
ten free access to the main store room,
the entire contents of the room would
have been greatly damaged, if not all
Mr. Wintersteon, the proprietor, de
sires to publicly thank all who work
ed so faithfully in putting the fire
The Germau Verein club gave tl.eir
annual Christmas supper and social in
their hall, in their buildiug, Sunday
night. was participated iu
by the members of the association and
their families. it oommeuoed at 7 :30
o'clock and contiuued until 11 :30.
The several rooms were artistically
decorated for the occasion with the
National colors aud evergreens, the
latter emblematic of the holiday sea
son. "Old Glory" was suspended from
every aleove and floated gaily from
walls and ceiliugs, a revelation of the
ove and patiiotism felt by the Ger
mau citizeus of this republio tor the
starry flag of freedom.
The social was uuder the direct sup
ervision of the president of the associa
tion, Christian Loeli, and a committee
of arrangements consisting of Charles
Hauck, Anthony Scliott aud E. Albert.
Mr. Scliott was the caterer, and fur
uished a splendid supper for the
guests in attendance. This compris
ed turkey, bread, butter, coffee, ice
cream and other palatable viands too
numerous to mention. The menu was
served by courteous waiters, who vied
with each other iu trying to be polite
and attentive to their guests Wh n
uot engaged in storing away good
things, those present were seated in
the reception room whiling away the
time iu social conversation. All spent
an enjoyable evening. The Germau
Verein association now numbers about
50 members, aud is growiug rapidly.
Sustains a Bad Fall.
Samuel Jones, an electrician and
lineman in the employ of the Rumsey
Electrical Company, who with his as
sistants, has been boarding at the Gil
laspy House since coming to towu.met
with a painful accident, last night. It
oocurred at the Armory at about 8
o'clock. Mr. Joues was assisting a
uumber of other youug men in trim
mi ug aud decorating the Armory for
the coming game of basket ball, on
Friday night, between the Monarchs,
of Wilkesbarre, and the Old Timers,of
this city. Fie was standing ou a lad
der about 15 feet above the floor,trim
ming arouud a large lamp, when his
support gave away. He fell heavily
aud fracturod two ribs on his right
side, besides sustaining other, though
not serious, bruises about his body.
A couveyauce was secured and the
uufortuuate mm taken to his boarding
house, he being able with the support
of his friends,to walk to aud from the
sled. Dr. Paules was summoned. He
reduced the fracture and placed Mr.
Jones in as comfortable a position as
circumstances would permit.
Trolley Line Busy.
The trolley line handled many pas
' Sanger** during Saturday and Sunday.
All the c ars arriving at Mill street
were well filled with holiday shoppers
, on Saturday, aud 011 Sunday many
, people took advantage of the warm
cars to take pleasnre rides to Moo
bars and ntlior points along the road.
i The hotel registers show the effect
I of the approaching holidays as most of
I the traveling men have completed their
1 work for the year and are now return
ing home to enjoy the Yuletide.
THE ROUTE OF
Tho Mummers' parade ou Monday
afternoon, January 2. 1905.promises to
eclipse that of a year ago. At loast
every one at the hoa<l of the movemeut
is making an effort in that direction.
Another meeting wa< held in the Grand
Jury room iu the Oonit House Mondaj
night and business pertaining to the
comiug event transacted.
John G. Waite was elected chairman
of the meeting. The soliciting com
mittee reported that the following
business men and firms will donate
A. 0. Amesbury, Danville Milling
Company, W. J. Rogers, J. F. Tooley,
O. P. Hancock, John Doster's Son*,
J. H. Cole, G. S. Hunt aud W. G.
Brown. Many others are eipeoted to
respond to the solicitations of the com
The Fiuance Committee auuounced
that a considerable subscription had
been secured for the good of thecau'.e,
and the printing committee reported
that a number of large posters calliug
attention to the parade,had been print
ed and were ready for distribution.
The following judges of the parade
were appointed : Dr. Sweisfort, Rd
ward Gorman, T. J. Price, David
Evans and John H. Goeser.
Ou motion it was decided to extend
an invitation to the entire Fire De
partment to torn out in a body and
participate in the parade.
Seth Lormer, Frank Keller, W. A.
Reed, George Berger and Arthur
Koulk were appointed a committee on
music. They are urged to get to work
at their earliest convenience in order
to mike a report at the next meeting.
The following line of maroh was de
cided npon: Parade to form on East
Market street, at 1:80 o'clook, sharp,
then out Market to Honeymoon, to
Front, to Mill,out Mill to Grist Mill,
countermarch on Mill to Market, out
Market to Washington Hose Honse aud
Tho next meeting will be held on
Tuesday evening, December 27th.
The First Trolley Resort.
The Mochauicsville Band lun made
the first move in the way of providing
trolley resorts, by ereoting a commo
dious buildiug along the trolley liue,
which is to be used as a place for
practice, and for any sjcial functions
that the organization may want to
The structure is 40 feet long aud 28
foet wide,and is being built on a half
acre tract of land purchased Iroin
George Rishel, aud adjoining Dr.
Paules' farm. The oontraotor, James
Morrison, of Meohauiosvillo, began
work ou the building about a week
ago,and expects to have it nearly com
pleted by Januaiy 1, 1905.
George Burger, l.ader of the band,
stated yreterday that the building
would bo used for band practices, anil
that from time to time entertainments
would be given. Iu the summer time
the half-acre tract will be open to the
public ou occasions when cutertaiu
meuts or festivals are held.
The iieohanicsville baud is in a most
floui'ishug coudition. The property bo
longiug to the organization,uot count
ing its new real estate possesion, is
valued at over a thousand dollars.
Post No Bills in Borough.
Burgess Pursel has instructed Chief
of Police Mincemoyer to eufore tho
ordinance making it a misdeme tuor to
tack, paste or fasten in any maimer, I
lithographs,bills or notice 1 of auy de
scription to telegraph or telephone 1
poles, trees or fences within the limits
of the Borough.
The Chief in turn has requested the
news to state to those knowing them
selves guilty of having violated the
ordinance iu question, that he has re
ceived his orders and will obey them
to the letter. Any and every one caught 1
from now on disfiguring poles, trees
and fences in the manner named, or
where sufficient proof can be obtained
that will warrant a couvictiou of a
person, or presons, alleged to have
violated the ordiuance in question, ;
will be arrested aud flued.
riaking Good Use of Good Roads.
The suow has boeu well used the
past few days, both for pleasure aud
business. Sleighing has been greatly
indulged iu, cutters of all kiuds being
iu great demand.
While not as good as those who have 1
not tried them might think, the roads
are in a coudition that makes spinuing
over them behind a spirited team very
pleasant and agree able to the particip
ants. Sled rides aud sleighing partios
are being nightly enjoyed, and the
tingliug of the merry silver toned bolls
in the frosty air, gives a pleasant
souud to the ear. Farmers aud team
sters are takiug advantage of the pres
ent condition of tho streets and high
ways, and find them much easier to
haul over than before the suow made
smooth the rough places.
Work at Undergrade Crossing.
Notwithstanding inclement weather
and other drawbacks, Contractor Rog
ers has beeu making fairly «ood pro
gre-s at the undergrade crossing this
week. The coricse o piers havo reach
ed a height of about 7 feet, and are
Regarding the durability of these
piers many doubtful expressions are
| heard. Opinions are based 011 the fuot
that the work is beiug done iu the
' winter,when everything is agaiust the
solidity aud durability of coucroto.
A freight wreck occurred Monday
morning ou tho Philadelphia & Read
ing railroad near Mausdale, which re
sulted in derailing four cars and bad
ly wrecking another. The traiu hands
The train, an oarly morning freight
passing through Duuvillo bound for
Tamaqua, Monday wa* iu two divis
ions, the first following rapidly upon
the second. When the second division
was uoar Mausdale a break occurred.
The roar part of the broken division
fell behind the frout section,but boing
ou a down grade soou started to gain
on the cars ahead. Tho engineer, dis
covering the break,increased his speed,
hoping to get to the upgrade at Grov
ania before the rear section overtook
The first division of the freight,
however, was compelled to stop near
the Reading Irou Works, bringing the
secoud division also to a stop. The
men ou the engine and frout cars, re
alizing their danger, sought a place of
safety bofore the crash came. There
was, however, a brakeman ou the rear
section, who stuck to his post of duty
trying to stop the onward rush of the
cars until the seotious collided. He
was thrown with great foroe from the
cars, but miracuously escaped without
The damage done was confined to
five oars, and the track, which was
torn up for a short distance.-^One of
the wrecked cars contained about 800
bashela of shelled corn Two others,
containing soft coal and one loaded
with pig iron were derailed,aud thrown
over tho embankment. Another car,
also containing soft coal, was badly
The wreck occurred at 0 o'clock iu
tho morning, but by i): 30 tho wreck
trains from Catawissa aud Milton had
cleared away the debris and repaired
the track. The passengers aud mail
oa the north bound 8 o'clock train
were transferred at this poiut yoster
Work on Road Discontinued.
All operations on the state road be
tween this city and Mausdale have
been suspended until the breaking up
of winter. The road at presenc is iu a
bad coudition for travel.
The most of the work necossary to
construct tho road has been complet
ed. The part that remains unfinished
will take about three weeks, provided
good woathor prevails aud tho materi
al is ou hand when operations are re
sumed iu the spring.
The grading of the road has been ou
tirely finished. It is necessary to put
ou three layers of stone aud cinder.
First a five inch layer of crushed cin
der. Thou a two inch layer of crushed
or trap rock, also a ono inch layer
of screenings. The bottom layer of
cinder is all in place, but only 1*350
foet (one-third of the while distance)
of crushed stone has been applied. 360
feet of screenings have been put ou
the road aud a space 200 feet in length
at the Danville end has been rolled
aud finished It will be necessary to
go over this portiou again in the
All drain pipes have been installed.
There are in all seveu culverts for
which it was necessary to • use sixty
feet of eighteeu iuch aud sixty-eight
feet of thirty-six inch terra cotta pipe ;
and thirty-six fort of sixtteu inch,
th : rt\--ix feet of forty-eight inch aud
s.x y of twehe irch iron pipe.
A Counter Suit.
Charles Batt »glia,the West Berwick
Hotel Keeper, and the well-known It
aliau labor agent, ou Tuesday after
uoou entered bail in S3OO for his ap
pearance at Court. Battaglia was
charged with shooting Joliu DeMike,
Battaglia instituted a couuter suit
ou Tuesday, swearing out a warrant
for the arrest ot Mike DeMorse, Au
gelo Machiagotoo, Mike Compohels
and John DeMike,charging them with
outeritig his place of busiuess, of com
mitting an assault aud battery upou
htm aud with attempting to rob and
kill him with revolver,razor and knife.
It was iu self defense, he allege*, that
he used the revolvor.
The warrauts sworn out by Battag
lia were served Tuesday and the hear
ing was held betweeu six aud soven
o'clook Tuesday evening.
Committee Will Meet.
Rev. Charles Moribon, of Sunbury,
who is Ohairmau of the Staudiug
Committee of the new Episcopal Dio
cese, has issued a call for the members
of tho committee to meet in Harris
burg ou Tuesday,.December 27, to de
oide ou when aud where to hold the
convention for tho purpose of eleotiug
The number of candidates for bishop
will not be as large as at the recent
couveutiou in Lancaster, when Dr.
Manning was elected.
The Rev. Dr. Foley, of Trinity
church, Williamsport, is the choice of
many for Bishop ot the new diocese.
Will Return to Danville.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Thomas of
Portland, Me., who have beju travel
ing in Europe for the past four years
are now visiting Mr. Thomas' uncle,
W. W. Thomas, the Linked States
Minister to Swoedeu aud Norway.
Mr. aud Mrs. Thomas expect to re
turn to this country in a few mouths,
whon they will come direct to this city
to visit .Mr«J. Thomas' mother, Mrs.
Emma Heller, Church street.
j WORKING ON
The length of time mentioned in the
contract between the Rumsey Electric
al Company and the borough for com
pleting aud putting in operation the
municipal light plant, expired yester
day, Docembof 20. Consequently the
Rumsey company is now working on
borrowed time and for any thing known
to the contrary at the present period,
it will continue to work iu that mau
ner for quite awhile yet.
Practically everything is at a stand
still. Many of the poles contracted
for some time ago to take the place of
the ninety or more condemned by the
Light Committee of Council, have not
materialized. Whether they have been
delayed at the starting point or held
up some where enroute, nobody seems
to know. In short, the only tiling
positively known about the poles is
that they are not here aud canuot be
planted till they come.
The engino and the dynamo! Where
[are they? Echo answers, where!
Like the poles they are very conspic
ous by their absence. Occasionally
word is received that they will be here
in a few days, followed shortly by a
message to the otTect "that it has been
found necessary to make a few more
changes in one or tho other, or both,
and shipment has b-jou unavoidably
It is stated that recently teams w» re
engaged to haul the loug looked for
eugine and dynamo from the railroad
|to the power house, so certain were
those principally interested that both
would arrivo that day. The coutract
with the owners of the horses was sub
sequently called off,aud it hasn't been
renewed siuoo. The members of the
Light Committeo will now wait until
they see the engine aud dynamo, be
fore believing that thoy are here. The
present contraot with the Standard
Electric Light Compuiy ends January
Ist, and after that somo other arrange
ment will be in ule betweeu the bor
ough aud the Standard Company for
lighting the streets until the niuuioip
pal plaut is completed.
There are many magieiaus before
the public presenting various forms of
eutertaiumeut, but there are none
more clever or more worthy than Pend
er, who has soveral successful Europe
an trips to his credit and in the ex
treme Eastern section of the United
State*, his name is a household word.
Pender is a real magician in tiiat he
is the inventor and patentee of all of
his trioks. During the summer mouths
he is deluged with orders at his work
shop to supply some of tho best kuow
magiciaus with his inventions. Severn
al of these magiciaus are now per
forming feature acts exclusively with
Pender will soon appear at tho Dau
villo Opera House. Special Christmas
matinee and night, December 26th.
December Term of Court.
The December term of court opens
next Monday. Decomber 20. There are
ouly a tew cases to be tried, aud they
being of a trivial nature will oe easily
disposed of. Following are the cases
William Owens, receiving goods un
der false pretense.
Frederick Woll, desertion and uou
Wilson R. Frantz,desertion and non
H. R. Mannett, assault aud bat
Lewis Rieck, assault and battery.
Edward Huzzard, assault and bat
P. Miller, larceny by bailee.
Another Victim of Icy Sidewalks.
Another accident resulting from
treacherous sidewalks occurred Tues
day afternoon when Uriah Grove, of
32 Vine street, fell on the suow cover
ed ice, breakiug his noso and severely
cutting his forehead.
Mr. Grove was walking on Pine
street between Walnut aud Lower Mul
berry when the accideut oocurred.
There is quite a steep grade at tliis
point, and this, together with the fact
that the icy spots woro hidden from
view by the reoeut suow fall, was ac
countable for the accident. No oue
saw the man fall, but Simon Hoffman
happened to be passing soon after, aud
noticed that Mr. Grove was injured.
Mr. Hoffman assisted him to Dr.
Paules' drug store where the fracture
Farmers Melting Snow.
The snow recently fallen will prob
ably save many dollars for farmers in
different portions of tho State as
scores have been hauliug water to feed
their stock since the fi 'st of the mouth.
The uuprocedonted dry weather of Oc
tober and November has caused many
springs to run very low aud mauy
springs aud • wells which havo been
staudbys for many years, some even
from the days of tho early settlers,
havo gone dry or pretty near it.
Tho snow can now be melted and
water supplied for troughs aud barns
and cattle saved, whereas a week ago
farmers wero feeling pretty gloomy.
Not iu years has there beou so littlo
water, aud those who have supplies
that can bo relied upon can count
Will Entertain at Montour House
Miss Sara E. DeLong will eutertain
a number of friends at a dance to be
given at the Montour House, Thursday
evening, December 29th.
Danville will observe Christmas on
Monday noxt. Sunday will bo given
the true significance it desorves.but the
morrymakiug, tho jollification aud all
else that goes with the typical Christ
mas will be lot loose 011 Monday. As
ageucies to this end the bankers aud
morchauts of the city have contribut
ed hugely, and iu their wake will fol
low tho others with whom the observ
ance of any holiday is a matter of in
Tho banks will be closed ou Mon
day. Many of the store-* will close at
noon and obsorve the afternoon aud
evouing fittingly by giviug their
employes a much needed rest. Most
of the industrial plauts will be idle
and furnaces will bo banked wherever
At the Post Office the general de
livery'window will be open from 8 to
9 iu the morning aud from 6 to 7 iu
the evening. The mail carriers will
make but one delivery aud one collec
tion. The carriers' wiudow will be
opeu as usual in the eveuiug.
Affecting the P. & R. Railway.
The scarity of water promises to
seriously interfere with the transpor
tation departmeut of the Philadelphia
& Reading Railwav Company, and is
already being felt.
Tho bic Mud Run reservoir near
Krackville, which has a depth at the
least of moro than forty feet, has only
six feet of water in it audit is feared
that the supply will give out entirely.
The enigne at Mahanoy Plane, Fraok
ville and St. Clair get their supply
from the reservoir as do a number of
collieries up the valley.
Iu order to supply the boilers at
Mahauoy Plane, a big foroe of men
worked all day Tuesday iu putting a
pump on the lower side of the Frack
ville culvert to catch the water from
the stream that formeily supplied the
abandoned Lawrence colliery, and
which is now being used ill tho plan*
boilers This pump was starred 11 p
Tuesday morning. The steam is gen
erated from tho boiler of an engine,
that stands 011 a track made for it near j
the plane house.
Arrangements are boing made to put
011 the water trains running out to
Gordon. There is an abundant supply
iu the stream running through Gordon
which is always relied upon in aueni
ergoucy. Tho water is hauled from
there to all points along the system
where it is required.
Help Others to be Happy.
While Christmas may find the read
er of this article iu a prosperous and
happy condition, bringing with it a
shower of beautiful gifts aud a festive
board that groaus under a load of
tempting viands, it must be remem
bered that there are many who see no
joy connected with the Yuletide; who
sit up to a course moal, whoso Christ
mas dinner is tho plain everyday meal
and who havo the barest necessities
and none of tho luxuries. Hundreds
aud thousands of stockings are hung
up that are never filled aud Christmas
morning briugs bitter disappointment
to many a little one and many a moth
er's heart aches to bursting aa she
bears her little one prate of a Sauta
Clans who will briug 110 toys to them.
Dear reader, be charitable iu Yule
tide. "It is moro blessed to give than
Guard Against This Danger.
Amidst the Christmas festivities and
joys there is oue danger lurking which
should be guarded agaiust. We refer
to the iufiauimable Xmas trees. Most
of the decorations hung upon them are
easily iguited. To cover a Christmas
tree with lighted candles is to invite
a catastrophe, aud fate has ou many
occasious invitation. Per
sons who can afford electric lights may
use them with security; others will
cousult the safety of their families and
their houses by keeping open lights
away from dry and resinous brandi
es. Nothing could bo more lamentable
than a fatal casualty resulting from
auything connected with the auuiver
«ary of Christmas, which should pro
duce nothing but happiness.
"Way Down East."
The gradually disappearing barriers
hetweeu the church and tho stage
could hardly be better exemplified than
by the recent engagement of Win. A.
Brady's famous Now Euulaud pastor
al, " Way Down East," iu Boston.
During the run of tho play in the Hub,
fifty-seven clergymen, representiug all
denominations, are said to havo wit
nessed the performance. Iu this con
uectiou it is in eresting to recall that
the first drama produced in Boston
was iu 1750. The novelty brought to
gether such a crowd aud created so
much disturbauce that the Legislature
passed a law prohibiting theatrical en- 1
as "teudiug to uuueces- '
sray expense, the increase of impiety,
and a contempt for religion."
" Way" Downt East" will appear iu
this city ou Friday evening, Decern
| ber 30th.
On Monday Judge Savidge handed
down a decision in the case of Cousta
ble O'Leary against Northumberland
county iu which he decided agaiust
O'Leary and in favor of the county.
O'Leary sued for $3,831.46 minus
$1836.21, which he had received on ac
oouut, for serving subpoenas. The de
cision will save the county a large
1 sum of money.
RIVER AT BERWICK
While tlie people of Danville and
Catawissa are beiug favoied with a
substantial and free passageway across
the river, those ofßorwiok are having
trouble galore on their hands They
are paying dearly for some of it, too.
The river between Necsopeck and Ber
wick is practically impassable. Tha
strong efforts made at those places to
keep the ferries ruuning has had tha
effect of keeping the river at Berwiok
practically open,although fall of drift
ing ice in huge masses, which make it
very dangerona for boats.
Boats,however,crossed yesterday. Af
ter that few had the hardihood tu ven
ture out. The pasesuger who sets aoroni
the river now at Berwick pays for it.
Filty cents is the price charged by tha
boatmen audit is generally conceded
that they earn the money, as it take*
from an hour to an hour and a half to
battle with the ice and to thread their
A mail must have urgent busines*
aud be of strong nerve to submit to
the experience of crossing the river at
present. Not only is the long ride in
the oold a great trial in itself, but at
every turn the passenger is menaced
with danger from the ice cakes which
threaten to crush the boat, and from
the falls below that are waiting to
swallow him up.
W. E. C. Coxe Passes Away.
After au illness of over a year, and
which had kept him at his home for
the pant six weeks, William Ellery
Chauuing Coxe,district representative
of theCambiiaSteel Company and tha
Boyd, Stickney Coal Company, died
at 10 o'clock this morning at the fam
ily residence, 2319 Monroe street.
Mr. Cox 3, who had lived in Toledo
for the past eleven years, was born in
Philadelphia, June 12, 1837. He was
a graduato of the High Sohool of his
native city and was a private of tha
Commonwealth Artillery of Pennsyl
vania daring the Civil War.
He was married to Frances Yeomans
of Danville, Pa., June 12, 1866. Dar
ing his life he was associated with the
Pennsylvania & Reading railroad aud
the Culumbus & Hocking Coal and
Iron Company. Mrs. Coxe died four
years ago. The deceased leaves si
children. They are: Mrs. E. M. Morg
an of Reading. Pa., Charles E. t who
is now in Mexico; E. H. Coxe,Spring
field, 111. ; Miss Eleanor Coxe, James
Boyd, Alfred Y. Coxe, of Toledo.
Mr. Coxe was a member of the Un
itarian church aud was vice president
of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce
in 1898. Ho was a public spirited aud
charitable man, aud was well known
iu buisnesH aud financial oiroles.—Tol
edo News Bee.
The deceased came to Dauville in the
early sixties aud was employed by the
firm of Waterman and Boaver. He was
connected with the iron industries in
this city for mauy years, aud iu rnauy
capacities. He was superintendent and
manager of the Philadelphia aud Read
ing Coal aud Iron Company and the
Moutonr Iron aud Steel Company.
Will neet at Harrisburg.
The convention of the delegates to
the diocesan convention of the Epis
copal diocese of Harrisburg will no
doubt be held in Harrisburg early in
February for the eleotion of a bishop
to take the place which was so reluct
antly deolined by Rev. Dr. William
T. Manning, of New York oity. The
arrangements for this gathering will
be made by the stauding committee of
the diocese of whioh Rev. Dr. Charlea
Morrison,of Sunbury.is the ohairman.
This standing committee will prob
ably be called together within a few
days by tlio chairman, aud if present
hopes are realized this convention will
be held in Harrisburg. The invitation
from that city for the next annual
oonvention to be held there was ac
cepted at Lancaster, aud Harrisburg
is favored for suoli meetings, because
of its central location and railroad
The declination of Dr. Manning fol
lowing upon hia election to the aßslst
aut rectorship of Trinity Church, has
again opened the discussion of candid
ates for the bishopric and there are
man; men mentioned. Almost all of
the large cities of the dioonse have
men who are spoken of as candidates,
and in some places there is a disposi
tion to nnite npon men inside of the
The convention will be a special
meeting, at which the ouly business
will bo the electiou of a bishop, all
other matters having been attended to
at the Lancaster meeting.
'Squire Daltou was another victim
of icy sidewalks, Wednesday night.
After stepping out of his office to come
up street, he discovered that he had
left some papers on his desk that he
needed. He turned quiokly to retraee
his steps, aud his feet just as quiokly
slipped from uuder him. His back
struck the sidewalk in no gentle man
ner,and his hat lauded half way across
the street. He escaped serions injury,
but was considerably jarred by the
sudden impact with the sidewalk.
A Queer Bank Note.
Notice has been issued by the secret
service of a new counterfeit (10 Buf
falo bank note. It is of the series of
1901, bearing the oheck letter D and
plate No. 174. There is a period be
tween Washington and D. O. The pap
er is flimsy and the silk threads are
1 coarser than in the genuine note.