Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, April 07, 1910, Image 1

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Dogs, germs and sidewalk spitters
art- dangerous tilings for the public
health, is the opinion of the McKees
port board of health, which is going
to wage war on them.
The Harrisburg hospital faces a large
deficit and lias appealed to the public
for contributions. The income is not
as large as it used to be and the num
ber of patients treated is greater.
York is experiencing a scarcity of
skilled labor and at a recent celebra
tion of the Manufacturers' association
plans for overcoming this difficulty
were discussed. President C. Elmer
Smith suggested the encourgagement
of young men to become apprentices
in the mechanical trades and declared
that rhe opportunities presented to the
skilled workman are greater than those
in the overcrowded professions.
"The party workers are not training
with the 'spotted license' or local op
tion crowd this year but in every leg
islative and senatorial district pro
hibitionists will be nominated against
local optionists," said State Chairman
Rockwood, of the prohibition party,
recently, after he remarked that he had
visited nineteen counties in eastern
Pennsylvania since February 1 and
that all these counties had named com
plete party tickets.
Several railway lines in the Schuyl
kill and Lebanon valleys are to be
leased to the Roading Transit com
pany following a recent meeting of
the directors of the Interstate Rail
ways company. The lines are as fol
lows: The Schuylkill Valley and Unit
ed Traction of Reading; the Oley Yal
ley, the Neversink Mountain, th<
Metropolitan Electric and the Lebanoi
Valley Street Railway. Ttie Edisoi
Illuminating company, of Lebanon
also passes under the Transit com
pany's control. Peter E. Hurley, o
Trenton, it is rumored, will succeet
Dr. Walter A. Rigg as general manag
er at Reading.
One cent an hour of an increase ha>
been granted by Charles M. Schwal
to the laborers at his Bethlehem steel
plant. This makes tiie rate 13.!£ centi
an hour,and is believed to be the fore
runner of a series of advances to be
made by the steel concern. The ex
pected increases include additional
pay for overtime and Sunday work.
Schwab made good his word that lie
would listen to the grievance of the
dissatisfied employes only after they
returned to work. A committee of
Bethlehem citizens lias left for Wash
ington to present to President Taft
and congress the resolutions recently
adopted by the Bethlehem industrial
commission condemning the action of
the strikers' agitators who petitioned
this and other governments asking
that the steel company be given no
more contracts.
George E. McCloskey, of Washing
ton, is the champion flag-presenter of
Pennsylvania. In the past thirty years
he has donated more than 100 flags to
school houses, churches and patriotic
Services in the Munhall Methodist
Episcopal church were adjourned on
Sunday while the congregation formed
a bucket brigade and fought a fire that
had broken out near the house of wor
ship. By the time that the regular
firemen had arrived the flames were
well under control.
Some careless person set fire to a
magnificent tree that had become a
landmark in Fairmount park, Phila
delphia, where the drive from George's
hill crosses Fairmount avenue. The
once-beautiful big plant, now stands
charred and bare. The tree was festo
oned with vines,which were pulled off
by the firemen.
Her hat coming in contact with a
lias jet while she was singing a solo in
Grace Protestant Episcopal church at
Honesdale, Miss Minnie Smith quietly
took off the big affair and handed it
to a male member of the choir, who
hurriedly carried the flaming mass
outside. Cries of horror filled the
church and panic was narrowly avert
Carle Consul, aged 7 years, was car
ried twenty feet on the fender of a
street car in Pittsburg, then rolled un
der it and was wedged so tightly be
tween the front truck guard and the
ground that it was necessary to raise
the car to release him. He did not lose
consciousness and sustained fractures j
of the right leg and loft knee, besides
numerous bruises.
Farmers are praying for rain in up- j
per Lancaster county and wells are |
going dry.
Little Paudline Blose.of Stonybrook
York county, may die from injuries
she received in falling down stairs.
The open season for shooting wild
fowl will close in this State next Sat
urday. Reports receivod by the State
game commission indiciate that the
season has not been very good.
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The subject of sewer extension on an
extended scale was discussed by tlie
borough council Friday night. A com
munication signed by Albert Kemmer,
.T. Newton Pursel, John M. Gibbons,
F. R. Harner, W. H. N. Walker and
John I). Evans was received, asking
that the borough sewer be extended in
to the second ward.
When the matter came up for discus
sion Ira Everhait made a strong plea
for the sewer extension as petitioned
for, urging that the second ward has
been utterly neglected while improve
ments have been made in every other
part of the borough. Council seemed
favorable to the granting of the ex
tension and 011 motion of Mr. Fin
nigan it was ordered that the matter
bo left in the hands ot the sewer com
mittee, it to confer with the borough
surveyor with reference to grade, etc.
A communication was received from
Charles F. Uhl, Jr., attorney for the :
Danville and Sun bury Transit Co., re
lative to the bond and argeement con- j
neoteil with the proposed paving ou
East Market street. The papers, it was !
explained, had been examined and re- j
turned to A. H. Woolley with certain j
features designated that seemed objec- |
tionable ami not warranted by any |
proceeding heretofore had. It was the
company's desire that the matter be ;
taken up with council.
On motion the communication was 1
accepted and ordered filed.
On motion the plans and specifica- j
tions for the paving of East Market J
street as prepared by the borough eng- )
ineer were approved by council.
Ou motion it was ordered that bids |
be invited for setting the curbing on j
East Market street. It was ordered that
two bids be invited —one for setting ;
the curbing in concrete and the other
without concrete.
On motion of Mr. Curry it was ord- '
ered that two bids be invited for the
paving on East Market street accord
ing to the plans and specifications ad
opted, one bid to be for paving the j
borough's ]>ortion and the other for
the whole street. The bids will also 1
provide for excavating either to grade 1
only or to a depth of twelve inches, I
according to the discretion of the bor- |
ough engineer and the committee on '
streets anil bridges.
John Marshall called attention to j
the need of repairs on city hall.reconi- i
mending that the building be painted j
on the exterior. On motion it was ord- i
ered that the matter be left in the 1
hands of the committee on public im- j
A communication was received from
W. F. Shay, president of the board of j
trustees of the hospital for the insane, j
in reply to a communication from Ira j
Everhart,chairman of the councilmanic |
committee,relative to the pollution of
the Danville water supply by the ef
fluent from the sewage disposal plant.
Mr. Shay stated that lie would present
the matter to the proper authorities at i
the earliest date, explaining that the
trustees as well as the State depart
ment— with which they are in close
touch—are desirous of correcting any
practice at the hospital which may in
any degree jeopardize the public
On motion the communication was j
accepted and ordered filed.
A communication was received from j
the Montour Coal and Iron company, j
in which it agreed to furnish one
year's supply of buckwheat coal for j
the water works for |2.34 per gross j
ton,the same to be delivered in bins or j
yard at said works.
On motion it was ordered that the
communication be accepted and order- ;
ed filed.
Mr. lies reported that ashes have
been dumped on Water street near j
Pine which is in violation of the bor
ough ordinance. On motion it was 1
ordered that the person who dumped !
the ashes at the spot above named be 1
requested to haul them away.
Mr. Heiiu called attention to the j
fact that some persons are dumping
ashes over the river bank.
The question arose whether this is
not a violation of the ordinance also.
An opinion on the subject will be ob
tained from the borough solicitor.
The following members were pres
ent: Cleaver, Price, Finuigan, Ever
hart, lies, Marshall, Curry, Heim and
The following bills were approved
for payment:
Regular employes $117.50
Labor and hauling 85.50
People's Coal Yard.. 7.00
C. E. Voris (Com.) 26.50
Thomas G. Vincent 25.90
Standard Gas Co .50
John L. Russell 2.17
Labor in Light Dep't 12.00
Regular employes .$153.50
People's Coal Yard 8-1.88
Friendship Fire Co <1,90
Standard Gas Co 1.75
Henry R. Woithiugton 33.28
B. B. Brown 24.50
1 In this city the first arrest was made
| Monday under the act of May 20,
j ISIOS, which prohibits the throwing of
j waste paper, sweepings, ashes, house
| hold waste, nails or rubbish of any
j kind into any street in city, borough
j or township.
j Notwithstanding that a person viol
ating the provisions of the above act
; laces a penalty in the form of a fine
i not exceeding ten dollars or imprison-
I ment not exceeding ten days, yet the
j above act- in Danville lias very gener
-1 ally been ignored. Waste paper is
j thrown about at pleasure. Nails and,
what is probably worse, broken glass,
i is dropped upon the street wherever
!it happens to be convenient. Paper
drifting about the streets is bad enough
I but it is only unsightly. The nails and
; broken glass expose not only horses
but bicycle and automobile tires to
j constant danger. Many a horse isruin
icd by treading on a nail carelessly
I thrown upon the street, while glass is
j just as potent as nails in puncturing
j rubber tires.
! As intimated there are many offend
| era,but it is seldom that any one seems
j quite so reprehensbile as an imlividu
| al, who deliberately threw a bottle
|on the Mill street paving shattering
: it to pieces. The fragments of heavy
glass proved a source of great danger,
! ami altogether the case was one thai
| demanded prompt and decisive action.
The papers were served on the man
who broke the bottle by Officer John
Grier Voris Monday afternoon. The
hearing took place before Justice ol
the Peace \V. V. Oglesby.
Being the first offender prosecuted
under the act the man arrested was lei
off easily,the charge being withdrawn
on payment of costs. Chief Mincemoy
er, at whose instance the arrest was
made, however, states that so far as
possible he intends to break up the
practice of throwing on the streets nol
only such articles as glass and nails
but also paper and rubbish of otliei
kinds, such as are described in the
act. The next person found guilty, he
says, will be mulcted in both the fine
and the cost.
Oliver Lenhart, a nearly life-long
resident of Danville, died at the Odd
Fellows' home,l7th and Tioga streets.
Philadelphia, Monday night, at an ad
vanced age. The body will be brought
to Danville for interment.
There are few of our readers who
will not instantly recall Oliver Len
hart. Up to some six years ago, when
lie entered the Odd Fellows' home, he
was a familiar figure in Danville. He
was a butcher by occupation. For
many years he was a policeman in
Danville. He was an upright man, a
good citizen, and held the esteem and
confidence of all who knew him. He
was an Odd Fellow for over fifty years,
a member of Montour lodge, No. 1 OH,
I. O. O. F. Death was due to the in
firmities of age.
The deceased was a widower and is
survived by two daughters.
The body will be brought here for
burial, arriving at South Danville on
j the 2:24 Pennsylvania train, Friday
afternoon. From the station the fun
! eral will proceed directly to Fairview
1 cemetery, where interment will be
| made.
i The practioe of roller skating on the
sidewalk is carried to great extremes
in Danville and is causing much com
plaint. The police dislike to interfere
' with juvenile sports but safety to
pedestrians demands that they take a
, hand.
1 As long as the roller skaters are
t small children and the sidewalk usurp
-led is not an important one the public
1 is willing to waive a few of its rights
j but when a sidewalk as important as
I that on Mill street between the canal
and Bloom street is appropriate daily
by roller skaters, the most of whom
| are large and unmannerly boys the
i public feels like registering a protest.
1 About evening it frequently happens
| that between the above described
points, especially ou the east side of
Mill street, there is scarcely room for
anybody but the roller skaters. The
latter come dashing down the pavo
ment, six or eight together; in order
to show their agility in getting over
! the crossings, the ytake all sorts of risks j
: plunging madly along in a way that
' makes it impossible for them to avoid |
collisions. It simply results in this j
that pedestrians, to whom the side- |
walks belong, get out of the way and ■
j give the pavement over to the roller {
State Zoologist Surface, at Hariis- j
burg, has announced that the expert- j
ments he has been making for the past
1 three years in an endeavor to find a !
cure for "peaoh yellow" promise to
J bear fruit. By next spring he may be '
i able to tell whether or not he has i
' found a remedy.
Tito final arrangements for the Sus
quehanna league season of 1910 were
made at a meeting ot the managers
hold yesterday afternoon at the hotel
Morton at Berwick, at which the fol
lowing members were present: Presi
dent McCollnm,Hoffman, of Danville;
Laubach, of Berwick; Sharpless, of
Bloomshurg; Splain, of Nescopeck;
Long, of Benton; Job, of Nanticoke.
Henshall represented Shickshinny.
The most important business trans
acted was the adoption of a schedule
for the season, which was accomplish
ed with no delay.
The schedule iiad already been ar
ranged at a meeting of the schedule
committee held last Thursday. In pre
senting the schedule to tho board of
managers, President McCollum stated
that it had been compiled with a view
to keeping the big towns busy on holi
days and that minimum traveling ex
penses had been given careful consid
eration. Also the committee in arrang
ing the games for the season had kept
in mind conflicting dates between Ber
wick and Nesc.opeck.
The schedule had been considered by
the managers previous to the meeting
and when the matter was presented to
them it was adopted without a dissent
ing voice.
The reading of the by-law which
provides that no team in the league
shall cost more than f'3s a game and
that no player shall be paid more than
$4 for a game, brought a laugh from
the managers. Splain thought that the
section should be stricken from the by
laws; Laubach agreed with him. It
was, however, allowed to stand, al- j
though it is generally acknowledged
that it is not lived up to.
Action was taken raising the rain
guarantee from $12.50 to flo. The offer
of the Morning Press, of Bloomsburg,
to again furnish the peunant, was ac- |
A resolution was adopted, to be in- I
corporated in the by-laws, that any j
team leaving the field during the pro
gress of a game shall forfeit its per
centage, the amount to be turned over
to the leaiMiM in- ....
Action was taken tendering the
management of the Morton house in
Berwick a vote of thanks for the use
of a room in which the meetings of
the league managers have been held.
Both of the local lodges
of the Independent Order
' '' ' s df ( Mil Fellows have re
cently elected officers to serve for the
ensuing year.
Montour lodge. No. 10'.), held its |
election on March 28th and on Mon- j
day evening, of this week, the follow
ing were installed: ClarenceC. Leidy, ;
noble grand; Arthur W. Jones, vice
grand; 1). K. Williams,secretary; Jos- j
eph Lowenstein, relief secretary; A.
11. Groue, trustee.
In Myrtle lodge the election was
held on March 26th and the installa
tion last Saturday, at which time the
following officers were inducted into
office: Roy Gass, noble grand; G. W.
Fry, vice grand; Miles W. Smith, sec
retary; Howard Ward, relief secretary;
J. C. Foust, trustee.
The Odd Fellows of this city and
the appendant orders are preparing to
attend the celebration in connection
with the 91st anniversary of the order
that is to be held at Mt. Carmel on
the 26th of this month. The commit
tee which is in charge of the arrange
ments is as follows: J. H. Woodside,
John 11. Diotz and A. H. Groue, of
Montour lodge ; John Hughes, Edward
Rudy aud Guy Mowrey, of Myrtle
Both the lodges will attend with big
turn outs and with them will go Can
ton Danville, No. 40 and Mnemoloton
encampment No. 40—it is though about
800 three link men will go from this
The committee has made arrange
ments with thePennsylvaina Railroad
company for a special train which
will leave South Danville early on the
morning of the 26th and will not re
turn until after the festivities are oyer
for the evening.
The committee has also engaged
Berger's baud to accompany the Dan
ville delegation.
M. H. Schram and Ralph Kisuer,
Esq.,went fishing yesterday afternoon
and succeeded in hooking a fine string
of fish, among the number being a
monster German carp, twenty-six
inches in length aud tipping the scales
at six pounds. The big fish was very
gamy and it required all the arts of
the angler to bring it into shore. The
carp was viewed by a large number of
people lsat night and all agreed that
it was the biggest fish of the kind they
hail ever seen.
The ability to do things is the sup
reme test.
The destructive forest lire that swept
the southern side of Montour ridge be
low town Saturday afternoon and
night was the first to occur since the
act of May 13, 1909, went Jinto effect,
which created a system of fire-wardens
to preserve the forests of the Common
wealth. Tlio district fire warden ap
pointed in Mahoning township, in
which thojfire occurred, it appears,
had tendered'his resignation some
time previously. Iu the absence of a
successor duly authorized to assume
control the provisions of the act prov
ed of no avail in facilitating the sup
pression of thejfire. Old time methods
prevailed, it is understood
persons whose property was jeopardiz
ed turned out and did what tliey could
to extinguish the fire.
Charles West, who resides near the
burned district, was in this city Mon
day. He stated that the fire destroy
ed several hundred dollars worth of
growing timber, mostly chestnut.
Timber to the value of at least one
hundred dollars was burned on land
belonging to the George W. West
estate. Tlio loss sustained by the Read
ing Iron company was double that
Every one, Mr. West stated, was un
der the impression that the provisions
of the new act would be carried into
effect and that the district fire warden
would bo promptly on hand to take
such measures as would be necessary
for the extinguishment of the fire. It
was not until the fire had gained great !
headway that owners of surrounding \
property realized that the suppression I
of the fire devolved solely upon them. !
Among those who turned out to fight '
the fire were William Quigg and sons, J
Dennis and Thomas; Gerald, Harrison :
and Walter West, sons of Charles West, j
During Saturday afternoon some help
was received from the employes of the :
D. L. &W. Railroad company, but j
during Saturday night the half a dozen I
fire fighters above named had the task j
all to themselves. Owing to the drought \
the fire spread with great rapidity. '
No sooner was it gotten under control
other place. It was not until nearly
three o'clock Sunday morning that the
fire was conquered.
Mr. West stated that (luring dry
weather,owing to passing trains, Mon
tour Ridge is exposed to the dangei
of forest fires, and the object of his
visit to Danville Monday was to see
whether immediate protection could
not be afforded.
Miss Edith Blue, Mill street, return- 1
ed last evening after spending a few j
days in Shamokin as the guest of Mrs. j
Charles Jenkins.
Mrs. Elizabeth Wetzel, West Mahon
ing street, was a Sunbury visitor yes
Mrs. Augustus Heiss, Cherry street, !
called on friends in Sunbury yester- !
Mrs. Clayton Bair, of Whitman, is
spending a few days with friends in
this city.
Mrs. J. H. Musselman, Pine street,
spent yesterday with relatives in Sun
Mrs. W. ,T. Emerick, of Sunbury,
spent a few hours in this city yester
Allen Moody, a member of the 25th
Recruit company, Fort Slocum,return
ed to Fort Slocum, New York, yester
day after a visit with his mother, Mrs.
Robert Moody, Lower Mulberry street.
Mrs. Walter Arms, Water street, re
turned last evening after a visit with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Keef
er, Sunbury.
Mr. and Sirs. C. S. Arnold and son
Howard, Front street, left yesterday
for a visit with relatives in Juniata
Mrs. T. B. Evans and Miss Tillie
Keener spent yesterday with friends
in Seliusgrove.
Mrs. William Brown returned to
Johnstown yesterday after a visit with
her mother, Mrs. John Dugau. Mon
tour Row.
Miss Mattie Brawn, Church street,
left yesterday for a visit with her fa
ther, James Brawn, at Columbia.
.Tames Marks, Esq., of Pittsburg,
called on relatives and friends in this
city yesterday.
E. M. Mowrer returned to Straw
berry Ridge yesterday after a business
trip to Philadelphia and a visit with
his son, Clias. L. Mowrer, who is at
tending the College of Physicians and
Surgeons at Baltimore.
" Few lives aro destitute of a little
Now that the river is falling rapid
ly, as viewed by most persons, the
danger increases of taking into our
water supply disease germs that are
discharged into the stream at the hos
pital for the insane along with the ef
fluent from the sewage disposal plant.
Of course,all will concede that with
high water and a rapid current not
j only is the effluent greatly diluted and
| thereby possibly rendered inert or im
j perceptible but also such micm-organ
isms as aie thrown into the stream are
I likely to be swept by without making
j lodgment in the intake to our water
J works. Conversely,a low stream, with
! a sluggish current, is bound to bring
j about conditions of maximum danger
j to the inhabitants of Danville.
! The immediate outlook is rather dis
' duieting. Whatever relief may be
brought about thiough the co-opera
tion of the trustees of the hospital,
the borough of Danville and the D. L.
& W. Railroad company—if the prop
osition works at all—is many months,
possibly a year, in the future. Mean
while the citizens of Danville will
have to get along as best they can,
boiling the water used or adopting
other expedients.
Some relief is in sight. At the hos
pital for the insane, they have begun
treating the eflluent chemically that
is discharged from the sewage disposal
plant, chlorido of lime being used,
which has the effect of killing the
micro-organisms. This interesting ad
junct to the disposal plant, which has
been fully described in these columns, ,
is not yet in such shape as to make it
possible to treat the effluent regulariy. .
The attempt to purify effluent lias
up to the present been regarded large- |
lv as an experiment. At the hospital, I
however, the chloride of lime, as far ]
as tried, has brought about satisfact
ory results. It was learned yesterday ]
that samples of the effluent thus treat- j
ed were analyzed and found to be rel- j
atively iu good condition. The plant J
it was explained, is not yet in woik- |
ing order. When all is ready anil the |
cholride of lime is regularly and sys- j
the effluent will be found to be reia- j
tiveiy pure.
The Rev. A. Irey,pastor of the First j
Baptist church, will deliver the Mem- ]
orial Day address at Odd Fellows' j
cemetery on May :iOth. The Rev.
George S. Womer will preach the |
memorial sermon on Sunday, May |
21>th, in Bt. Paul's Methodist Episcop
al church.
Memorial Day is still nearly two
months distant and beyond selecting
the orator of the day and the clergy
man to preach the memorial sermon
Goodrich post No. 21, (i. A. R., !: i
not definitely decided on a prograir.
Every effoit will be made to observe
the day in a manner that will reflect
true patriotism and fitly ennunemoratt
the dead. As 011 previous years the
school children will be asked to turn
out. The military and probably other
organizations of town will be invited
to join the parade to the cemetery.
The veterans, themselves owing to ad
vancing years, will be taken to the
cemetery in a trolley car chartered for
the occasion.
To assist the veterans iu observing
Memorial day the county commission
ers are expected to make the usual
contiibution. For the last three years
Goodrich Post has received fifty dol
lars annually from the county, al
though tlie donation of a larger sum is
Some persons advocate holding Me
morial day exercises iu the new park,
' a spot especially appropriate,owing to
! the presence of the soldiers' monument
! and the handsome flag presented by
\ Mr. DeLong. A majority of the vet
| erans, however, prefer the soldiers'
! plot iu Odd Fellows' cemetery, where
! the exercises have been held for so
■ many years in the past and where their
departed comrades lie buried.
I Tuesday afternoon about 4:80 o'clock
I engine No. 30, a standard gauge engine
I that is being used to help level off the
| work at the new Northumberland rail
road yards, jumped off the switch auil
! toppled over a sixteen-foot embank
| ment, falling into two Pennsylvania
i box cars. Engineer Henry Boland
j jumped, but was caught and cut al
; most in two. He lived only about fit'-
| teen minutes after the accident. John
j Brnbaker, firemen, jumped and escap
lod with only a few scratches. The
. engine was badly demolished. Boland
moved to Noithumberland from near
Pittsburg several months ago.
Painters at Work.
The D. L. & W. painters are making
] their annual tour of this division.
Yesterday they painted the gates at
the Mill street crossing,employing the
| regulation colors of black and white.
The appearance was much improved.
j The tulip beds at
| beginning to bloom, tbe large triangu
lar bed near Upper Mulberry street,
! especially, presenting a very beautiful
i appearance. Tulips are planted in all
j the beds with the exception of the
J three small circular ones at the east
ern end and the large rectangular one
installed by the P. & R. Railway com
-1 pany at the western end of the park.
In a few days all will be in full bloom.
| The effect of the recent rain is quite
marked at the park. The grass is grow
ing nicely and leaves are making their
appearance on the trees. The park al
| ready proves quite an attraction.
| Adaui Hornberger, who took such
good care of the park last season, lias
; been installed as watchman for the
present year. Yesterday he was oper
ating the lawn mower, a circumstance
which indicates the advanced stago
that vegetation lias already reached.
At the last meeting of council John
Marshall, who is relied upon by the
members to look after the park, was
authorized to purchase flowers when
these may be needed for planting aft
er the tulips are done blooming. Only
a limited quantity of flowers will be
needed by the borough. The P. &R.
Railway company, the Grove Presby
terian church, and the residents living
near, it was explained, each maintain
a flower bed in the park. The remain
ing beds, the planting of which will
devolve on the borough, are few and
small in size.
The beautiful flag presented to the
park by Mr. DeLong last summer has
not been swung to the breeze yet this
spring. The watchman yesterday stat
ed that up to the present lie had re
ceived 110 instructions as to the flag.
Within the past week farmers in
Carbon county and some portions of
Lehigh have been bringing iuto Mauch
Chunk and other towns so many pota
toes that there is sale for scarcely half
the supply. The price has already drop
ped to thirty-five cents a bushel and
still lower. Many farmers in that dis
trict, as well as others, believing that
the drought last year would cause a
famine in potatoes, held their crops
for fancy prices all winter, and lost
money by such action. While the crop
was a failure in some parts of Pennsyl
vania, other states produced banner
crops of tubers, and up-to-date merch
ants learned of this through newspap
ers. They accordingly purchased pota
toes at a reasonable price, brought
hundreds of bushels to that city and
sold them considerably lower than the
figures at which farmers held their
.T. I'. Karlson, ree utly proprietor of
the Arcade, accompanied by his wife,
yesterday li ft Danville tor Renovo,
where lie was formerly in business.
After a short visit with old friends
there Mr. and Mrs. Karlson will pro
ceed to New York, whence later they
will embark for Swoden to visit their
old home.
They have been in this country some
twenty-five years. While in Danville
they made many friends, who wish
them a safe and pleasant voyage.
1 School Director William J. Burns,
of the Second ward, whose serious ill
ness of pneumonia was noted iu these
' columns, is convalescent and was able
to appear down town for the first yes
terday. Mr. Burns, who was very criti
| cally ill, is still ratlier weak and it
| may be some time before ho will be
able, to resume active employment.
As a school director Mr. Burns has
i made an enviable record. Our readers
; will be glad to hear of his recovery.
Colonel James B. Coryell, of Phila
delphia, commanding the Sixth regi
; meut, Pennsylvania National Guard,
I was today appointed a briagdier gen
i eral and will command the new sepa-
I rate brigade composed of the Fourth,
| Sixth and Eighth regiments,
j Colonel Coryell before removing
j from Williamsport to Philadelphia was
[colonel of the Twelfth regiment, with
headquarters at Williamsport.
At a regular meeting of the direct
, ors of the Danville National bank yes
j terday morning Frank Jameson, for
I several years past teller, was elected
assistant cashier to succeed the late
' George M. Gearhart. Adam Mayan
| was elected teller and Edward F.
Johnson clerk.
| Eight thousand dollars has been sub
scribed by Elizabethtown toward an
electrical industry going there from
1 New York.