Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, January 13, 1910, Image 1

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    VOL. 56—NO 2
Nearly $2,000 was distributed among
the employes of the Reading paper
mills recently, following an annual
custom of giving each employe $1 for
each year he has been in the plant's
Carl Lee, of California, who fell off
a trestle seventy-five feet high, while
he was doing some work on it, is ex
pected to recover from the injuries he
received. He sustained serious hurts
about the head, had one hip fractured
and the other dislocated.
F. R. Baruum,superintendent of the
Houston Run mine of the Diamond
Coal and Coke company, near Wash
ington, and Thomas Jenkins, foreman
of the colliery, have been held ill SSOO
bail each for alleged failure to observe
State laws on mine ventilation.
James Gordon was held without bail
at Wilkes-Barre for murder in the first
degree for the death of his mother-in
avv, as the result of the verdict of the
coroner's jury. The man shot at his
father-in-law, it. is said, and a small
wound to the aged woman's arm re
sulted. She died from fright.
Ebenezer llunsicKer, a huckster of
Bristol, to keep his horse from slip- |
ping,drew women's stockings over the j
animal's hoofs aud as a result has a j
broken arm and a badly cut head. The
horse went all right until the stock
ings partly wore through,then it turn
ed a somersault. Ebenezer was lead
ing the nag and went down with it.
Somo unknown fellow in Chester
fired five shots at James P. Connell.of
Philadelphia, after Ellen Smith, aged
18, had asked him to escort her be-1
cause she was being followed by the j
mysterious man. While she and Con- j
noil were walking together lie noticed j
their shadower put his hand towards
his hippocket. He told the young lady J
to run into a house and stepped be
hind a polo when the fellow fired. The
man with the revolver escaped.
When John Morton's horse fell dead
on the railroad tracks at Pittsburg he
was so bemuddled as the result of im
bibing to freely that ho had no thought
of danger but clamly got down from
the set of his carriage, entered the
vehicle and went to sleep. A police
man happened along in time to save
the outfit from being struck by an ex
press and when he wakened up the
slumberer that individual was found
to have thought that his horse was
merely asleep. Morton wept copiously
when told of his loss.
Pittsburg bakers will support Chief !
Chemist Harvey W. Wiley, of the de- j
partment of agricnlthure, in his fight
against bleached flour.
Norman Miller, of Boyertown, was
set on fire when a ladle of molten i
metal tilted. His follow workmen tore j
his clothing from him aud saved him j
from fatal injuries.
Daniel S. Emerich, a Reading bar- j
her who has been collecting butter
flies, locusts and other insects for I
twenty-five years, now has several
thousand from all parts of the world. I
Rev. L. F. Taylor, pastor of the |
First Baptist church at Kittanniug, j
bit something hard while he was eat- j
iug and oysetr and found it to be a j
pearl. Ho will have it mounted on a j
stick pin.
Philip Hocli ami Andrew Most, of
Pleasantvi lie, have shipped 2,000 musk
rat .skins aud 1,500 skunk pelts to Lon
don, England. They have gathered
over 100,000 pelts since they started to
buy them from Berks county trappers.
Pittsburg's Young Men's Christian
association has started a campaign to
raise $300,000 for buildings |in various
portions of the city and for the exten
sion of work generally. It is hoped to
raise the amount in ten days after the
work starts on January 25.
Misses Gertrude and Margaret Davis
of Sharon, have made application for
recognition by the Carnegie hero fund
commission because they saved tlie
life of Charles Bodamer, a wealthy
real estate owner. He slipped on the
ice in front of a fast approaching train
aud they pulled him off the tracks.
Arrangements have been completed
by Secretary of Agriculture N. B.
Critchfield for the annual meeting of
the State board of agriculture which
will be held in the State oapitol the
week of January 24. Governor Stuart
and other State officials will attend as
well as representatives of every agri
cultural society in the State and many
men identified in general farming
Mrs. Annie Munce, of Darby, was
held up by a nergo and gave a vicious
fight to retain the possession of her
handbag which contained a consider
able sum of money. She was walking
with another woman when they were
approached by the man who asked
sorno ordinary question. He made a
grab at her handbag and she showed
fight. At last he grabbed the handle
from the bag, the rest remaining in
her hand, and made his escape. The
other woman fled screaming. Mrs.
Munce is suffering from shock and
bruises and three suspects have been
The recent introduction of butteriue
into Danville litis brought about a new
condition affecting the demand for
butter. The latter at present, quota
tions is little short of a drug. Evid
ently there will have to be a readjust
ment of prices.
It has been scarcely throe months
since the first butterine was advertis
ed for sale at the local stores. In this
short interval it has gained a foothold
among our working people that prom
ises to be permanent. One of onr
Mill street stores affords an illuminat
ing object lesson. Here, where former
ly hundreds of pounds of butter were
sold weekly and where the supply
brought in by the farmers was rarely
sufficient to meet the demand, on Sat
urday night were found seven to eight
hundred pounds of butter in stock, all
brought in during the week or so past
for which there is no demand at the
prices quoted—thirty-two cents per
The merchant explained that nearly
all his butter trade has gone over to
butterine. Ho exhibited some very
fine samples of the latter, which sells
at 25 cents per pound. Although a
great deal of the butter on hand at the
store was of a choice quality yet the
difference in the price is too great anil
people, especially those of limited
means, turn to butterine.
Butterine, like butter, varies in qu
ality, and while the best retails at 25
cents there are other grades that sell
at 20 cents per pound or even lower.
The merchant in question stated that
taking in the general run of butter
that comes into the stores there is a
fair proportion of it that is below
good butterine in quality.
He had not the least idea of what he
would do with the tremendous accu
mulation of butter in his store unless
lie should sell it at a loss. Unfortun
ately the same conditions prevail over
pretty nearly the entire State and the
market in neighboring towns that the
merchant used to supply when over
stocked are like those in Danville glut
ted with butter.
A visit to the other stores revealed
the same state of affairs. At places
where buttorino is not sold the effect
is perceptible in the diminished de
mand for butter. Every store is well
stocked up.
In the curbstone market Saturday
thirty-two cents were generally asked,
although some butter of first class
quality was sold at thirty-five cents.
A great deal of butter remained un
sold, although toward the close of
market it was offered as low as twen
ty-eight cents per pound.
The local dealers explain that the
supply of butter was inadequate to
meet the local demand and that the
prices— thirty-eight to forty cents per
pound—were nearly prohibitive. They
were, therefore, compelled to deal in
a substitute for butter, just as they
were obliged last fall to ship t liou
sands of bushels of potatoes into Dan
ville to supply the trade at prices
which people could pay.
Although bntterine is a very good
substitute for some butter it will nev
er win out in the race with good but
ter so long as the difference in prices
is not too marked. Under the present
schedule of prices, however, it is ob
vious enough that butterine has wholly
the advantage. As stated above, ob
viously, there will have to be a read
justment of prices if butter is to re
tain its hold on the local market.
Mrs. James Gotshall of South Dan
ville on Tuesday night rid the com
munity of a dangerous poultry thief.
Incidentally she demonstrated that a
woman can be as good a marksman as
> a man.
i For some time the residents of the
i south side had been missing poultry,
Mrs. Gotshall especially being a heavy
| loser.
On Tuesday night Mrs. Gotshall was
home alone with her little son. About
10 o'clock she heard the chickens in
her yard cackling and making a great
noise. She determined to investigate
i and seizing the toy rifle of 22 calibre
belonging to lier little son she rushed
j out to the hennery.
Upon opening the door she was con
fronted with two fiery eyes, which
! was all she could see in the darkness.
1 Instinctively raising the gun she blaz
ed away, shooting four times.
! When a light was produced it was
discovered that the chicken thief was
! an opossum, considerably bigger than
| a house cat, which lay on the ground
dead, each of the shots having taken
Trolley Co». Chose Same Officers.
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Danville and Blooms
burg and the Columbia and Montour
electric street railways companies,
these officers were elected for both
companies: E. R. Sponsler, president;
W. P. Lowry, M. I. Low, C. M.
| Creveling and A. W. Duy, directors.
At the request of the borough solic
itor the preliminary step for the legal
establishment ot the disputed bound
ary line between the borough of Dan
ville and the township of Mahoning
was taken by council at its regular
meeting last night.
On motion of Mr. Everhart the fol
! lowing resolution was adopted:
| Whereas all efforts to amieally ascer
tain and establish the disputed lines
I or boundaries between the borough of
I Danville and the township of Mahon
ing have proved unavailing and in
i effectual and
Whereas, It is to the manifest in
terest of the said borough that such
lines and boundaries be leaglly ascer
tained and established without further
delay; therefore be it
Resolved by the town council that
the oliief burgess and secretary of said
borough be hereby authorized, em
; powered and directed for and as the
J official act of said council and borough
j to sign, execute, serve and deliver all
I notices, the petition, the bond aud all
' other papers aud legal process and do
' whatever else may be found necessary
| aud proper to be done in the foregoing
I premises.
j A petition representing live different
; churches and signed by members of
j church boards, councils, trustees and
vestrymen was presented to council
J last night praying that the borough
i furnish the churches the water they
! need free of cost, thereby encouraging
congregations in their work for the
j general good of the community.
On motion it was ordered that the
borough furnish the churches proper
! the water they need free of cost.
On motion it was ordered that legal
notice be served on the Danville and '
Sunbury Transit company to lemove
the rails on East Market street within
sixty days. On motion of Mr. Cleaver
it was ordered also that the borough
solicitor and the borough engineer be
instructed to prepare plans for paving
and curbing of East Market street, to
the end that there may be no delay
when the Heason arrives for bogimiing
the improvement.
On motion Robert Farley was re- j
elected as a member of the board of ,
health to represent the fourth ward.
The following members were pres
ent; Messrs. Schatz, Curry, Marshall, j
Everhart, .Tones, lies, Pursel, Cleaver
andJDeutsch. •
The following bills were approved
for payment:
Freight and hauling $ 1.70 i
People's Coal Yard 5,75
George F. Keefer .. .. 80.00
Mrs. Rebecca Clark 24.00
Ronton B. Brown.. 8(l.7">
Dr. C. Shultz 25.00
Washington Fire Co *
People's Coal Yard 105.50
Friendship Fire Co 11.70;
D. L. & W. Railroad Co . .. 17.00
The annual meetings of the three
national banks in Montour county
were held Tuesday for the purpose!
of electing boards of directors.
At the Danville national bank the |
following directors were reelected:!
William J. Baldy, Esq., Alexander t
Billmeyer,Frank C. Angle, Charles P. j
Hancock, D. R. Ecknian, Thomas J. j
Price and Robert Adams. The election
of officers will take place at noon to- |
At the First national bank the fol
lowing board of directors was elect
ed: I. X. Grier, Esq., R. M. Oath
cart, C. G. Van A leu, H. T. Heclit, j
John F. Tooley, J. B. Cleaver, D. O. i
Cotner, Samuel Mourer and W. H.
| Orth.
Tho stockholders of the Farmers ua
; tional bank, of Exchange, chose the
| following directors: James L. Bren
uen, A. H. Litchard, James F. Ellis,
William Brennen, William Houghton,
R. Scott Ammerman.Esq., Alex. Bill
meyer, John Herr, D. R. Rishel, Wil
-1 liam Ellis and J. Harvey Litchard.
The directors organized by elect
ing James L. Brennen, president; A.
H. Litchard, vice president,and James
F. Ellis, cashier.
As a most appropriate gift at this
time, when the sleighing is almost un
surpassed, came a present the other
| day to Rev. \\. J. Kohler, the pastor
of the Trinity Reformed church at
| Strawberry Ridge, of a fine sleigh and
j bells.
| Rev. Kohler is the possessor of a
horse, but his congregation thought
his equipment needed a sleigh and
forthwith voted the money for the
purchase. They got the finest cutter
that money could buy. The pastor is
very proud of his new possession and
thankful to the donors.
The churches are specially active in
their chosen work just now.
Court convened at 10 o'clock Mon
day morning with his Honor, Judge
Evans, aud Associates Blee and Wel
liver on the bench.
The constables of the county being
called and sworn presented their re
ports. Following custom Judge Evans
called the constables before court and
questioned each one separately as to
the full observance of the law in his
W. E. Young of the first ward of
Danville was the first constable ex
amined. After reporting that ho had
visited each place in his ward where
liquor is sold at least once per month
since the last term of court and that
ho had discovered no violations of law
he was asked by the court if he knew
what a slot machine is. The constable
replied in the affirmative. He was
then asked il' lie had discovered 110 slot
machines in his ward. The constable
replied that he had found 110110 in the
hotels, although they were maintain
ed at some other places in the ward.
The court informed the constable
that it was as much his duty to report
slot machines where found as to report
illegal sale of liquor and other viola
tions of law. The constable was in
structed at the next term of court to
report every place v> here slot mach
ines are maintained together with the
names of witnesses.
The maintenance of slot machines,
the court reminded the constables, is
in direct violation of the law. Such
machiues, Judge Evans said, are most
demoralizing in their effect. There is
scarcely a week but the court is in
receipt of anonymous letters —mostly
from women—charging that slot mach
ines are maintained in Danville. Judge
Evans said it is to be regretted that
these writers do not sign their names
so that some clew might be obtained
that would bring out all the facts.
Each of the other constables were
thou addressed individually and hav
ing satisfied the court that they had
visited all the places in their districts
where liquor is sold at least once a
month as required they were enjoined
to look up t'le matter of slot machines
and wherever these may bo found to
report them together with the names
of witnesses.
William Curry was appointed fore- j
man of the grand jury, which being j
charged by the court at 10:40 o'clock ,
retired to its room, in charge of Harry j
Yagel, who had been appointed as tip- J
staff to wait upon the grand jury.
Clark Kern, William lies and Jesse
I?. Wyunt, 11averse jurors, were excus
ed from attendance at court.
11. M. Moser, Esq., of Mr. Caruiel,
was admitted to transact business at j
The civil list was gone over, when
it developed that there was not a sing- !
le case ready for trial. Tlio entire list i
was continued.
In the case of Commonwealth vs. |
John E. Everitt, the charge being j
larceny, a nol. pros, was allowed.
In the case of Commonwealth vs. 1
Perry Mazeal, also, a nol. pros, was
The two Commonwealth cases in
which John Beyers is defendant, one
charging desertion and uou support
and the other surety of the peace,were
continued until next Saturday.
District Attorney C. P.Gearhart re
ported that repairs have been made in
each case where roads in Derry and
Liberty townships were reported in
bad condition by the constables at the
last term of court.
At 11 :20 o'clock the grand jury re
ported on the case of Commonwealth
vs. Isaac Gresh, returning a true bill.
This was the only case that went be
fore the grand jury. A jury was im
paneled and ttie intention was to pro
ceed with the trial of tho case im
mediately after the noon intermission.
Court reconvened at 1:45 o'clock. It
was discovered on taking up the case
that the defendant, Isaac Gresh, was
without counsel. Tho court appointed
Ralph Kisner and William Kase West
to defend him. Mr. Kisner made an
I effective plea for a continuance of the
' case, emphasizing the gravity of the
| charge and tho necessity of greater
. preparation, if full justice were to be
i done to the defendant. Judge Evans
; very much disliked to grant a continu
. ance, but under the circumstances he
finally decided to do so.
i Thus it transpired that there was not
' a single case on the Commonwealth
list for trial. This is all the more re
markable since at the previous term
! of court the jurors were notified not
: to appear and no cases were tried.
At the direction of the court six jur
ors were drawrt from the panel to sit
at two inquisitions in lunacy that will
|he held in the court room at 2 and 3
j o'clock, respectively, this afternoon.
The six men chosen are as follows:
j Alfred Litchard.O. M. Leniger, George
| Kear, Curtis Cook, George Bedea and
j William Blecher.
i The rest of the traverse jurors wore
j discharged.
It developed at the regular meeting
of the school board Monday that ov
ercrowding in the third ward schools
has not proven to be such a weighty
factor as was expected. It will not be
necessary to employ an extra teacher
nor even to transfer pupils to any con
siderable extent.
Overcrowding in Miss Lawrence's |
room, it was believed, would result j
from tlio influx of small children who J
had reached the school ago by the j
holidays The reports of the schools !
taught by Miss Lawrence and Miss j
Boudman were produced at the mee' j
ing to show that the number of pupils j
is well within the limit. The average j
attendance in Miss Lawrence's room j
is 42. The average attendance in Miss !
Bondman's room is 41. It was the i
sense of the board that a few pupils j
could be transferred from Miss Law- J
rence's room to Miss Bondman's room, j
if such a measure should prove to be I
necessary. Borough Superintendent j
Dieffenbacher,however, stated that he
did not think in view of present con- j
difions that Miss Lawrence will have j
any difficulty in taking care of all the j
pupils enrolled in her room.
Mr. Fischer complained that in some j
of the schools of the borough the prac- |
tice of raising the windows is indulg
ed into an extent that proves harmful
to the pupils. A good many cases of |
earache and bad colds have resulted, j
The matter will be brought to the at- I
tention of the teachers by the borough |
The furnaces of the fourth ward
school building were reported as in- ,
adequate to meet the demands. It was
the sense of the board that it would
not be practicable to install new fur- j
naces at this time of year and the fur- i
liaces at present in use will have to J
answer until the end of the term. 112
The following members were pres
ent: Sechler, Ortli, Sidler, Swarts, j
Burns, Pursel,Fischer,Heiss and Cole.
The following bills were approved
for payment:
Charles G. Bryan $ 10.02 ,
U. S. Ex. Co 40 1
J. W. Griffiths it. 00 i
Welliver Hdw. Co 2.75 ■
William Miller 2.00 j
Danville Sto. & Mfg. Co 2.40 ;
Erza Haas 1.65 |
C. E. Voris (Com.) 45.00 j
Interest on bonds 122.50
Standard Gas Co 4.88 j
On motion of Mr. Pursel it was ord
ered that following fumigation the
school rooms be warmed up to the prop
er temporature and that if under
those conditions the presence of tie 1
gas used causes discomfort to the teach
er and pupils, then the schools be dis
missed at once.
The grand jurors presented their re
port and were discharged at 2:80
o'clock Tuesday afternoon. They pass
ed upon the single case that was sub
mitted to them on Monday. Tuesday ■
forenoon they examined the public
buildings and the river bridge.
In their recommendations to the
county commissioners tliey introduce i
a little variety by urging that the I
inter-county bridge bo divided into i
two sections, one of which shall be
long to Montour and the other to
Northumberland county.
The grand jury's recommendation in
full, as embodied in the report are as
"We have examined the courthouse,
jail and river bridge and find them all j
in good condition.
"We recommend that curtains be
placed on the windows on the south
sido of the court room.
"At the jail we recommend that the
sheriff's office be papered and that the
iron work be painted; also that the
jail be lighted with electricity; that
the cement floor be repaired where
needed and that a small table be pur
chased for one of the cells.
"We recommend that the county
commissioners of Montour county ar
range with the county commissioners
jof Northumberland county to divide
■ the river bridge into two sections and
that each county keep in proper repair
its.separate section.
"We also recommend that a retain
ing wall be built between the bridge
ami the water works."
J Cutting ice on the river was in full
I swing yesterday. John Jacobs' Sous
had several teams hauling from the
river at the foot of Ferry street. The
ice was generally of good quality, of
from twelve to fourteen inches in
,T. L. Kline, A. M. Peters and Theo
dore Hoffman were cutting ice farther
up stream, at the foot of Mowrev
stieet. The ice obtained at that point
has never been sur]>assed by any har
vested in the vicinity of Danville.
The ice is the thickest that has
formed on the river in the five years
since the great ice gorges occurred.
The water is still comparatively low.
The matter of collecting the milk li
cense from the dairymen under the
rules and regulations at present in
force is giving the board of health no
little concern. From what can be learn
ed the dairymen object to the rules
and regulations relating to tho license
and that as a consequence during tho
present year they have refused to pay
the license fee.
Section 1 of the rules and regula
tions provides that no person, firm or
corporation shall sell cream or milk in
the borough of Danville without first
annually before the first day of March,
making application to the board of
health, which application shall set
fortli the name and route of the dairy
man, the owner of and location of the
dairies and such other information re
lating to the production and eare of
cream and milk as may be deemed
necessary by the board of health. In
addition to making said application,
which is to constitute an agreement
for faithful compliance, the dairymen
are required to obtain from the board
of health a license to carry on the
business, which license shall be dis
played in every wagon from which
milk and cream is sold, the fee for
said license to be $lO per annum.
Back of the rules and regulations of
tho board of health is the borough or
dinance, which provides that every
person selling milk or cream on the
streets of Danville shall take out an
annual license of $lO. The section pro
vides that any person violating this
provision shall be restrained as the law
directs and shall also forfeit and pay
a fine of not less than two dollars nor
more than ten dollars for each and ev
ery such offense.
The milk license lias always been a
source of more or less contention. As
tar back as when it was collected by
the borough, under tho ordinance,
dairymen, who denied that they pur
chased milk from other dairies,claim
ed exemption from the payment of li
cense on the ground that they sold no
milk or cream but was of their own
production. The milk licenses
were generally collected,however, un
til the present rules and regulations of
the board of health went into effect.
During the year beginning March
1, 1909, we are informed by the secre
tary of tho board of health, no milk
license has been paid. The dairymen
who claim that they sell milk of their
own production only refuse to comply.
Others who object to this discrimina
tion refuse to pay a license until ail
pay, while still otl ers withhold pay
ment on tho broad ground that the
rules and regulations as they apply to
milk license are unjust and of ques
tionable legality.
Such seems tp be the status. Obvi
ously a clash is pending. Council de
clares that under the present law it
lias nothing to do with the collecting
of the milk licenses—that it is a mat
ter which is wholly up to the board
of health. The latter body up to tho
present has not assumed any such re
sponsibility, but has held that the bor
ough council is back of it and must
take the initiative in adopting what
ever measures may be necessary to
collect the overdue milk licenses. De
velopments in the matter will be
watched with a good deal of interest.
Notwithstanding the coating of ice
that covers the highways [affording
good sleighing many of the wheat
fields between here and Berwick are
bare, which causes some solicitude
among the farmers owning them as to
the condition of next year's wheat
Wheat fields should be well protect
ed by snow during weather such as
we have had since New Year's. Fre
quently failure of crops can be traced
to the exposure of fields during win
In the immediate vicinity of Dan
ville, it is said, as a rule the wheat is
well covered with a coating of ice and
Sleighing Party in Anthony Twp.
Taking advantage of tho splendid
sleighing a party ot Schuyler people
drove to the tine home of Wm. Albeck
in Anthony township Tuesday even
ing, where they were very pleasantly
entertained. Those on tho load driven
by Bruce Smith were Mr. and Mrs.
John M. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John
A. Smith and sons Ralph and Ray
uiond.Mr. and Mrs. 11. M. Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Dildiue, daughter
Mary, and sous Myron, Lloyd and
Frank, Bruce Smith and daughter
Breta, Mrs. John Drumheiser and sou
Laurant.Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Watts and
sons Hunter, Lawrence and James.
Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Shade, Theo. Reynolds, Sadie Rey
nolds, Miss Allie Snyder, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Hagermau and son Frank.
John Winsborough, of Pen Argyl,
has bequeathed $-1,000 to the Good
' Shepherd home at Allentown.
An action of assumpsit is brought
by Joseph Baylor against Mahoning
township to recover the aggregate sum
of S4OO with interest thereon from
October 5, 1905.
The plaintiff's statement shows the
following facts:
That prior to its issue of certain
bonds the defendant township through
its supervisors duly petitioned tho
county commissioners to make applica
tion to the State highway department
for the cooperation of the State in the
reconstruction of the highway leading
from Danville to the Valley township
line near Mausdale, lying within the
defendant township, said supervisors
agreeing to assume for it, the said de
fendant, its proportionate share of the
In pursuant of said application tho
section of highway was reconstructed
under the contract, direction and con
trol of the State highway department;
that in such reconstruction and im
provement the defendant thus incurred
its proper and legal liability for its
proportionate share of the cost.
That for the purpose of defraying
its proportionate share of the cost and
expense the defendant on Oct. 5, 11)04,
duly issued its series of ten certain
bonds of the denomination and par
value of SIOO each, and in tho aggre
gate sum of SIOOO.
That since their issue and prior to
their maturity the plaintiff purchased
of the said defendant, through its
official and proper representatives at
that time Nos. 7, 8, '.) and 10, respect
ively of the series of bonds at their
par value of §IOO each.
That of the said bonds, Nos. 7 and
8 were redeemable after Oct. 1, 1908,
and Nos. 9 and 10 after October 1,
1909, at the pleasure of the supervisors
and payable with interest at the rate
of four and one-half per centum.
That the defendant through its offi
cial representatives has paid to the
plaintiff the first year's interest, but
that, neither it, they, nor their suc
cessors in office have ever redeemed or
attempted to redeem and pay the said
four bonds, Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 10, resp
ectively, or any more interest on them
That the said defendant through its
supervisors duly and legally levied a
special road tax of one mill and des
ignated it as the ' 'road improvement
tax" for the express purpose of re
deeming and paying the said bonds
and loans secured thereby and that the
said defendant lias now on hand suffici
ent available money and funds to pay
the said plaintiff's entire claim.
That all of the four bonds. Nos. 7,
8, 9 and 10, respectively, an- now due
and payable; that since their maturity
the plaintiff has duly demanded their
payment with interest 1 lit that the
defendant through it official and
proper representatives has refused to
pay to the plaintiff the aggregate de
nomination and par value of said
bonds or any part thereof or any in
terest still due.
Isaac Timmerman, tax collector for
Union township, Snyder county, was
found in his sled Tuesday afternoon,
frozen to death. He had left home
early in the day on a tat collecting
tour, and called at several places. Dur
ing the afternoon a farmer driving
along the public highway, met Tim
merman's horse which was jogging
along at a comfortable gait. Timmer
man sat in the sleigh apparently asleep.
Later in the day the man was found
by others who saw and stopped the
horse. Timmerman was dead, having
perished from the cold.
,T. H. Hartman, a widely known
farmer, was stricken with paralysis
yesterday afternoon, and now lies at
his home in the southern part of Madi
son township, Columbia county, near
New Columbia,in a critical condition.
1 Mr. Hartman was chopping wood in
, the wood shed yesterday afternoon.
: About :) o'clock his daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Cleveland Hartman, went to the
shed and found Mr. Hartman lying on
the floor. He was carried into the
house and Dr. Snyder, of Washingtou
ville, was summoned. Last evening ho
was still unconscious and his condi
tion scarcely improved.
! Along with others the patients at
! the hospital for the insane are enjoy
j ing the good sleighing. Each day this
week several sled loads have been tak
! en out.
i On Monday a number of female pati
| ents were treated to a sleigh ride; on
Tuesday the male patients were taken
out. Yesterday was women's day
again. Five sled loads, sixty in all,
were taken out. The day was pleasant
and a ride of several miles over the
hills was enjoyed.