Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, April 28, 1910, Image 1

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    VOL. 56—NO 17
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Business is on the boom in Wasding
on county. According to the mercan
. ile appraiser's report there were 21!4
more places of business in the county
his year than there were last.
The operators in Westmoreland coun
ty have decided to eject striking min
ers from company houses, and on
Thursday almost a half hundred writs ;
if ejectment were issued from the |
prothonotary's office.
Wholesale discharges of employes of I
!ie water, highway and other depart- ,
ments in Philadelphia have been found
to be necessary because of the fact j
that there is no money with which to 1
pay them.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary I
society of the Washington presbytery
of the Presbyterian churoh is in ses
sion at Washington. Miss Jennie W.
Baird was elected treasurer for the
thirty-fourth term.
The Berry boom is under way. At
Harrisburg a petition is being circu
lated in the interest of former Deputy
Auditor General Stanahan as a dele
gate to the Democratic State conven
tion in the interests of Berry for gov
The leaving of a baby on the door
step of a Chester residence lias been
followed by the arrest of Ernest W.
Collins and Anna M. Thomas at Wil
mington,Del., the former on the charge
of abandonment and the latter as a
While driving across a bridge near
Greensboro, Washington county, John
Doleny, a farmer, 43 years old, was
thrown from his buggy and alighting
on a gas pipe his neck was broken. He
is survived by his widow and two chil
Paul A. Yoh, a freshman at Ursinus
college, Collegeville, will finish the
remainder of his life minus two fing
ers. He had improvised a bomb for the
purpose of frightening his schoolmates
bnt the machine exploded and tiie joke
turned. Yoh hails from Chambersburg.
The department of health in Phila
delphia lias started a crusade against
delinquent physicians and midwives.
It is said that during the year 1908 be
tween 3,500 and 5,000 births were not
reported and now warrants are being
issued and arrests will bo made of the
offending attendants.
Frank Moscow, employed in the
South Chester tube works, was recent
ly the victim of a terrible accident.
His coat canght in some machinery
and he was whirled around a mammoth
wheel a dozen times before the mach
inery could be stoped. Nearly every
bone in his body was broken but
strange to j'elate he was not killed, al
though his condition is critical
A nail in its feed killed a horse that
belonged to John It. Bradley, of near
State game ollioials at Harrisburg
say tire rains last week came at an op
portune time and did much to save the
game birds.
Dairy and Food Commissioner James
Foust proposes to proceed against the
alleged sellers of "tinted" oleo in
.Tames Mundy, Jr., aged 7 years, of
Lansford, Carbon county, was caught
under a pile of sills while watching
companions at play, and his neck was
A lighted cigar, carelessly thrown
to one side, is said to be the cause of
a $:i,000 Are which destroyed the largo
exhibition building at the Lehighton
fair grounds Friday afternoon.
An order has been issued from the
adjutant general's department stating
that what is now known as the "Sepa
rate. Brigade" composed of the Fourth,
Sixth and Eighth regiments will be
officially known as the Fourth.
John Shugal, proprietor of a hotel
in the First ward of Mahanoy City,
has his own troubles: Friday night
the third attempt within a year was
made upon his lite. The entire front
of his building was wrecked by dyna
mite. He fortunately escaped. It is
said he knows who his persecutors are
but is afraid to toll.
The county superintendent of Lack
awanna county has sent letters to the
secretaries of the rural school boards
of that county,urging them to do what
they can to induce farmers' sons and
daughters to enter tho high schools
and be educated as teachers. He says
the city bred teacher does not fit *iu
the rural district, but just why is not
Two fatal accidents occurred in the
freight yards of the Pittsburg and
Lake Krie railroad on Sunday, John
Bergi, aged 45 and unmarried,fell un
der a train and was decapitated, and
Steve Propokowitz, in stepping out of
tho way of one train was struck by an
other and instantly killed. Ho was ag
ed (!5 years.
10 000 FELLOWS
The Odd Fellows of Danville em
bracing the members of Montour and
Myrtle lodges, in a body, Sunday at
tended worship in Pine Street Luther
an church. The sermon preached on
the occasion by the Rev. J. 11. Mussel
man, pastor of tlie church, was an able
and eloquent effort,abounding in orig
inal conceptions, which aptly illustr
ated the subject, adding to the dis
course a charm and impressiveness that
will cause it to linger in the memory
of those who heard it interminably.
We regret that we are unable to give
more than a synopsis of the discourse,
which here follows:
'"Members of the I. O. O. F.,of Dan-
ville, and Christian Friends:
j I assure you that it affoids me 110
1 little pleasure to welcome you to this
house of God today. For your Order
i I certainly entertain the kindliest of
feelings and the highest respect. The
work which yon are endeavoring to do
while not exactly one with the church
yet certainly is a part of that great
work which the church of Jesus Christ
lias been, is now and will ever be busy
trying to accomplish. Your order, like
the church, believes in the Fatherhood
of God and the Brotherhood of man.
Consequently your mission as I under
stand it is to extend the helping hand
to every needy brother whom you may
chance to meet on life's pathway and
thus help liini the better to bear his -
sorrows and fight his battles and event- |
ually win the crown of a blessed, hap- j
py and successful life. This mission j
surely all will grant is both noble and 1
praiseworthy, hence I do not hesitate j
as a minister of the church to con- !
gratulate yon on your noble purpose !
and bid you God speed in your blessed [
Had I the gift and sufficient days I
assure you that the highest ambition
of my life would be but to paint.six
great pictures, which were it possible,
I should hang in every home, factory,
place of business. The first would be
a picture of the parable of the Prodigal
Son, that all might therein see God's
true relation toman and man's to God.
The second would be of Calvary that
all might read of the way of reconcili
ation, the third would be the paiahle
of the talents, that all might read of
man's mission in the world. The
fourth would be of the judgment that
all might read of their accountability
to God. The fifth would be the Resur
rected Christ that all might be taught
of the life immortal and last hot not
least I should like to paint in all its
vividness that wonderful picture pre
sented to us in the parable of the Good
Samaritan, that all might read there
in their duty to their unfortunate fel-
| low man.
g To this great picture I desire to turn
! this morning and study with you the
j great and precious truth so forcefully
, taught. Christ possibly meant to do
j no more by this story than to teach a
i sneering lawyer what constituted true
j brotherhood, but I desire to look at
j the story stop by step and if possible
I learn a lesson relative to a great fact
! of life.
The first object to catch our atten
tion is the man lying prostrate by the
way, beaten, robbed, blooding and dy
ing. 1 his traveler has not had a square
deal. It was his right to travel this
way from Jerusalem to Jericho un
molested and unharmed but instead he
is beaten, robbed and grievously
wounded. This man is but the repre
sentative of a great class which have
been, are now,and perhaps will be for
time to come in the world. Legion is
the number of those who, like him,
have fallen by the way for soruo rea
son or other deprived of the right
which should have been theirs. Tho
harmony of earth's music and tho
beauty of earth's fair scenes, is mar
red by the cry of the suffering and the
wounds of the unfortunate.
Mortal man's suffering and misfor
tune may justly be attributed to threo
sources. First, those terrible and mys
terious workings of nature's laws
which are said to be of God,when tho
elements seem togo on the rampage
and we see earthquakes, tidal waves,
and cyclones, pestilence and famine
devastate whole cities and lands. But
no such thing had befallen this travel
er nor do they befall most travelers.
Second, |that daring which has induc
ed man to break tho laws of God lias
reaped as its harvest an abundance of
sorrow and suffering. Thousands there
are who have been beaten, robbed and
brought low on life's pathway by nono
other things than their own sins. But
this man was not so, brought low.
Third, the poet says, "Tis Man's in
humanity toman that makes tho
countless thousands mourn." Thieves
and robbers at that time ever skulked
by tho way which led from Jerusalem
to Jericho. The most of the fallen
ones who lie by life's pathway today
were brought down not by some mys
terious providence of God or even by
their own sins but by the hand of this
merciless band of robbers who now
boldly frequent life's pathway and do
I Monday brought forth another case
to show the oft-told dangers of train
I jumping, when Earl Hollobaugh, the
; seventeen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
I William Hollobaugh,North Mill street,
| was mangled under the wheels of a
j freight train on the Philadelphia &
j Reading railroad, near Milton.
! Young Hollobaugh now lies at the
j Mary Packer hospital, one leg gone,
' his skull splintered, and his life hang
j ing by a very slender thread.
; Hollobaugh, in company with about
j half a dozen other boys of his age,
| caught the local freight, No. 61, Mon
day afternoon about 2 o'clock for a
[ ride to Milton. The accident occurred
at the entrance to the Dongal yards on
i the Milton side of the river. No one
1 is able to tell just how the boy came
j beneath the wheels,but the crew a few
j seconds later found his battered and
unconscious body beside the rails.
He was quickly placed in the caboose
and hurried to West Milton where he
received surgical aid. A special of an t
engine and a caboose was made up and
in less than a half hour after the ac
cident the injured boy had been trans- ;
fered to the special at West Milton and
was speeding toward Sunbury.
At the Packer hospital it was found
necessary to amputate the left leg [
about four inches above the ankle. A j
bad fracture of the skull was also op- j
erated upon but failed to bring the boy |
to consciousness.
Hollobangh is employed as call boy
at the Reading Iron works, this city.
He is well known about town, having
formerly been employed at Cromwell's
grocery and was also a former Phila
delphia newspaper carrier. He is high
ly thought of by all who know him.
The world is not particularly sym
pathetic with the grumbler.
their pernicious work both by day and
At this point the speaker dwelt with
great feeling upon the subtle agencies,
which he likend to robbers, that as
sail man along life's pathway, includ
ing war, preventable diseases, etc.
The priest and the Levite passed by
ou the other side and from this the
speaker eloquently deduced the lesson
that not always for the needy does
help eotne from the sources whence we
might justly ex]>ect it. They are the
representative ofs the calous-hearted,
selfish, who reason that they did not
cause the suffering and neither should
they be expected to cure it.
"Yonder comes another. 'Tis a
Samaritan. He too sees the man. but
he goes the priest and Levite one bet
ter, for he not only looks on the man
but has compassion ou him. And
hence, beautiful sight to behold, we
see him take his wine ami oil anil be
gin his beautiful ministry. Somebody
does care for the man who lias fallen
by the way whether it has been
by the mysterious providence of God
or by his own hand or by the hand of
some wicked robber that he has been
brought low. Charity and much of it
is in the world today doing her bless
ed ministry through the great hand of
the church, the State, those many
benevolent organizations with which
you are numbered besides thousands
of individuals in whoso hearts
there burns a love like unto that of the
Nazarine. But grand and noble as it is
to pour oil into the wounds of a fel
low man is this doing our whole duty
by him? I think not; for knowing so
much of the Samaritan as we do we
can legitimately conclude that he
would liavo done even more than this
had he been given the opportunity. I
believe he was not only ready to pour
oil into this man's wound after it
was made by wicked hands but ho
would have endeavored to prevent the
robber inflicting the wound.
An ounco of. prevention is better
than a pound of cure is an old adage
which the world too seems to bo be
ginning to believe,for wo are living in
an age when we aro endeavoring to
cure suffering and the evils incident
thereto, also trying to prevent suffer
ing. For instance we are not simply
trying to cure the wounds which dis
ease make, but we are endeavoring to
prevent the disease, not simply trying
to heal the wounds that war makes but
we aro trying to prevent war. We have
come to believe that it is better to put
a barbed wire l'enco at the head of the
precipice than a hospital at the bot
tom. In other words we are beginning
to give our attention not alone to the
fellow wounded and robbed but to the
robbers who rob him. This is both
Christ-like and Samaritan like.
Man's inhumanity toman will nev
er cease until he learns to truly love
his fellow man as he loves himself.
And this they only learn to do at the
feet of Christ who loved all men. We
can do no greater work for the world
after all than to ntako bad men good.
We shall destroy the robber by destroy
ing the robber heart. This is the
church s mission and this is your mis
sion. "
The school board held a regular
, meeting Mouday eve witli President W.
iA. Sechler in the chair. Other mem
j hers present were: W. H. Orth, W. J.
Burns, J. W. Swaits.Dr. Shultz, Jacob
j Fischer, Augustus Heiss, J. N. Pursel
| and J. H. Cole.
[ A communication was received from
! the Rev. George S. Womer, in which
; he formally accepted the invitation to
deliver the address to the graduating
class at commencement. A communi
cation also was reoeived from the Rev.
A. J. Irey accepting the invitation to
preach the baccalaureate sermon.
Air. Fischer reported that the gutter
at the Welsh Hill school house is in a
very bad condition. The borough, he
said, promised to repair the washout
beside the building but up to the pres
ent it has given the matter no atten
tion. On motion it was ordered that
the solicitor be instructed to take the
matter up with the borough council.
C. E. Kelchner of Bloomsburg repre
senting the jFormacone company ap
peared before the school board in the
interest of a new disinfecting appar
atus. He gave a demonstration, after
which on motion the matter was re
ferred to the committee on supplies.
It was the sense of the board that
the furniture of the high school build
ing is not well enough protected by
insurance, considering that in the dif
ferent departments are costly type
writers, laboratory outfit, pianos, &c.
Seven hundred dollars, the amount of
insurance placed on the furniture,
seemed ridiculously low. On motion
the matter was referred to the com
mittee on finances, it to report at the
next meeting.
Mr. Heiss reported that the disused
"flat" school building lias been brok
en open and is a rendezvous for boys
who create great disorder in the build
ing. The matter was referred to the
Mr. Burns raised the question wheth
er there is enough mental arithmetic
being taught in the schools. Borougli
Superintendent Dieffenbachcr address
ed the board explaining to what extent
mental arithmetic is taught. The effort
in the borough schools is, it seems, to
tread along a middle ground, practic
ing mental methods up to a certain
limit but not permitting them to over
shadow the written work. The bor
ougli superintendent raised the ques
tion whether the arithmetic at present
in use is as practical and up-to-date as
it might be.
The following bills were approved
for payment:
United Tel. & Tel. Co s<>.oo
Robert G. Meek ~ 2.50
American Book Co ... 1.38
A. B. Black 80
Emery Shultz 55
Mrs. Rebecca Clark, a well-known
and esteemed resident of this city,
died at her home, East Market street,
at s o'clock yesterday morning follow
ing a long siege of illness.
The deceased was the widow of Jos
eph A. Clark, who died a number of
years ago. She is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. Jane Houtz and Miss
Ijibbie Snyder. She was a generous,
kind-hearted woman, ever ready to
extend help and sympathy to those
upon whom the heavy hand of afflict
ion was laid.
During a year prior to her death she
was in feeble health, although confin
ed to her bed only about a month.
Tne funeral will be held on Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment in
Episcopal cemetery.
Uncle Sam's census-taking will be
finished on April 30, with what Dir
ector Durand said today, will be the
record for speed and accuracy. By May
15, it is expected, the returns from all
over the nation will be in the hands
of the expert tabulators in Washing
ton. Durand attributes the rapid work
mainly to the plan inaugurated this
year, of sending advanced schedules to
each householder in the country enabl
ing everybody to be prepared with an
swers when the enumerator arrived. A
new wrinkle that also helped was the
printing and distribution of copies of
the president's census proclamation
translated into a score or moro of
Dr. N. M. Smith, the south side
physician, who was in this city yes
terday, stated that there is nothing
alarming in the outbreak of scarlet
fever on that side of the river. He has
but three cases of scarlet fever under
treatment and so far as ho knows no
new cases have doveloped.
The south side has a very active
board of health which is quick to
adopt measures to prevent the spread
of disease.
Interest in the happinss of others is
sure to bring personal content.
At a joint meeting of the commis
sioners of Montour and Northumber
land counties held at Snnbury Tues
day it was decided to proceed to paint
the river bridge. The work will go for
ward during the next month or so.
At the joint meeting it was decided
also to place the contract for paint
with the Joseph Dixon Crucible com
pany of Philadelphia. In all it will
require some twenty barrels of paint
to complete the big structure. It is
estimated that some twelve barrels of
dark red paint will be required for the
first coat. For the second coat, which
will be black, eight barrels will be
The commissioners representing Mon
tour county were desirous of purchas
ing the paint of looal dealers and held
out for this as long as possible. They
were finally overruled by the North
umberland county board.
The painting, of course,will be giv
en out by contract. The bids invited
will be for both cleaning and repaint
iug the bridge. By cleaning is meant
the removal of all dirt from the iron
work, the scraping off of rust,blisters,
&c. Bids for the painting will be open
ed 011 May 21st. Work will begin as
soon as precticable afterward.
The bridge needs painting very bad
ly, much of the iron work being in
crusted with rust. ' Successive grand
juries have recommended that the
bridge be repainted.
Miss Grace Evelyn Brown, of Sun
bury, the daughter of Mis. May P.
Brown, formerly of this city, was wed
ded at noon 011 Wednesday to Mr. Rob
ert Simington, of Mooresburg. The
ceremony was performed by the bride's
uucle, Rev. Van Vleet Putman, of
Syracuse, New York, assisted by Rev.
J. E. A. Bucke, of Sunbury, at the
homo of the bride.
The ceremony took place in the pre
sence of a large number of guests. Miss
Mae Books, of this citv, accompanied
the bride and Robert Moorehead, of
Milton, was groomsman. Master Rob
ert Sidler and Helen Sidler, son and
daughter of Charles Sidler, of Sun
bury, were ring bearer and flower'girl.
Those from Danville and vicinity
who attended the wedding were: Mrs.
C. S. Books, Mrs. Henry Manger, Mr,
and Mrs. Will G. Brown, of Danville;
Mrs. Henry Simington, Miss Jean Cur
rv, Miss Alice Bower, Mr. Oakley
Simington, of Mooresburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Simington left ou a
trip to the South via Washington, D.
C. ,and will be at home at Mooresburg
after May 10th.
C. C. Carpenter, formerly physical
director of the Danville Y. M. C. A.,
who has acquired land under the home
stead act in Saskatchewan, Western
Canada, is spending a week or so in
Danville as a guest at the home of his
father-in-law W. G. Kramer, West
Mahoning street.
Along with his brother-in-law, Wal
ter Kramer,Mr. Carpenter has been in
the northwest for over a year. Each
of the two have acquired a title to 320
acres of land, valuable alike for agri
culture and minoral possibilities. The
country is rapidly filling up and fine
business opportunities present them
selves to enterprising men.
Mrs. Carpenter, who up to the pre
sent, lias remained with her parents
in this city, will accompany her hus
band when he returns to Saskatche
Birthday Party.
Mrs, Elizabteh Mover pleasantly en
tertained a number of young folks at
her home on I). L. & W. avenue, Tues
day evening, in honor of her daugh
ter, Katheryn's eighteenth birthday.
Supper was served. Those present were
Misses Henrietta Waite,Pearl Fenster
maclier, Mabel Foust, Barbara Gross,
Ivy Moyer, Ethel Reppert, Margaret
Foust, Jennio Stewart, Bessie Moyer,
Elizabeth Jones, Ethel Gerst.Florence
Jones, Alice Moyer, Wanda Whapham,
Ethel Foust, Mary Gaskins, Messrs.
Frank Ross, John Newberry, John
Reilly, Anthony F. Schulski, Grover
Mincemoyer, Raymond Johns, Guy
Hoke, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 11. Johns,
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moyer, Mrs. Gask
ins, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mincemoyer,
of this city; Miss Helen M. Rupert,of
Bloomsburg; Miss Mabel Dietrick, of
Washingtonville; Mrs. Ambrose Mill
er, of Sunbury; Messrs. Albert Bar
nett and Bruce Lioby, of Bloomsburg,
and Robert Ballus, of Scrauton.
Years' Savings Burned.
Johnstown, April 27.—Two houses
were destroyed, ono woman painfully
burned and if 1,200 in paper money con
sumed by fire at 5 o'clock this morn
ing at Cassandra, fifteen miles north
east. The money was the twelve years'
saving of Mike Bura, boarding boss.
The woman who was burned was his
Twenty-nine pupils, completing
eighth grade work in the rural schools
of Montour county,successfully passed
the final examination, held April 2nd,
and will receive diplomas setting forth
the fact that they have completed the
prescribed course of study.
It will be observed by perusing the
list, which follows, that in several dis
tricts the number of graduates are
small. This is probably to be expected
in the country where attendance at
school is less regular than in town and
the pupils are unevenly advanced. As
a rule, none graduate under fourteen
years of age, and the teachers send
none to the examination who do not
seem qualified to take it.
The Illinois course of study with
some modifications is used in the rural
schools and is found very practical.
The present is the sixth year that di
plomas have been issued. County Sup
erintendent Derr states that the grant
ing of diplomas in the rural schools is
fruitful of general good results. Esp
ecially does it prove an inducement to
keep boys and girls in school until the
completion of the eighth grade in in
stances where probably everything else
would fail.
Upon completing the prescribed
course of study a large proportion of
the graduates of the rural schools en
ter one or other of the various high
schools. On the diploma received they
are admitted to the high school at
Pottsgrove; also the high schools of
Tuibotville and Jerseytown.
Following are the pupils who passed
the eighth year's work:
Anthony township— Norman Maust,
Anna Fortner, Bryan Mohr.
Derry township—Blanche Shultz,
Mollie Mowrer, Boyd McQuay, Allen
W. Sliultz, Mabel Smith.
Liberty township—Mary Robbins,
Lewis Stahl, Leo. J. Malaney, Stella
Ware, Margaret Curry, W. Earl Van
Sant, Luther Richard, Dora Kirtner,
John D. Daniel, Annie Manger, Cath
erine Boyer, Isabel Roomsburg, Eloise
Curry, Margaret Crossley.
Limestone township—John Feinour,
Myron Dildine.
Mayberry township—Marvin
Walter Bahner.
Valley township— Coia Sandel.
Washingtonville Lawrence Hed
West Hemlock township—Bessie Arn
At the township high school at
Strawberry Ridge there are three
graduates this year—Charles Cooper,
Ralph Cromis and Herman Sliultz.
Twenty-nine students were enrolled.
While thejabove high pchool has been
doing most excellent work i:nd is ;i
success along every lino.Mr. IX-rt sa v s
there is no probability ol' audit: iu.<
township high schools being establi i,-
ed iu Montour county, as at j-rc i»t
the facilities afforded fur alten lit'"
high schools are all that could I• ■
sired. Those eligible in Liberty t<mn
ship find it couvi nient to attend ;,t
Pottsgrove; Limestone township is
near to Turbotville; those of West
Hemlock and other townships attend
the high school at Jerseytown., while
still others, who probably constitute
the largest number, find it convenient
to enroll in the Danville high school.
T L. Evans' sons yesterday erected
a handsome monument on Emanuel
Sidler's lot in Straub's cemetery.
The monument is of sarcophagus
design. The bottom base is four by six
feet and the monument stands five feet
ten inches high. The monument is
made of Barre granite; it is richly
carved and is one of the finest pieces
of work in the cemetery. On each side
of the monument is the name" Sidler."
Our liverymen seem to be in ill luck.
On last Saturday Mr. Patton lost a
valuable horse and on Tuesday night-
Li verymen George W. Hoke and C. O.
Moyer each lost one. Mr. Hoke's horse,
a sorrel, which died of indigestion, was
one of the best in his stable. Mr. Mey
er's horse also was valuable.
River Damages Farms.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., April 37.—Farm
ers having land along the lowlands of
the Susquehanna river suffered con
siderable loss Monday and Tuesday,
when the rapidly rising river flooded
their lauds and washed out much of
the early planting, besides spreading
quantities of calm sand and mud over
the farms.
A flood at this time of the year was
so unexpected that the farmers had
gone ahead with their 'planting, after
repairing damages done by an early
spring flood. The river reached twen
ty-two feet above low watermark here
this afternoon,and then began to slow
ly recede. It is believed the worst of
the damage has been done.
Our western friends have been in
the grip of the Frost King.
John P. Patton, census enumerator,
completed liis registration in the third
I ward last evening, after being engaged
\ days. By reason of the density of
j popudlation as well as the fact that it
contains the foreign quarter the third
! ward was considered the most interest
ing division as well as the most diffi
j cult proposition to tackle.
Mr. Patton was granted an inter
! preter and|he got along in the foreign
| quarter very nicely. As a matter of
fact he found only some half a dozen
families who, when it came to the
tost, could not express themselves
pretty clearly in English. The pres
ence of the interpreter, however, in
all cases, imparted to the answers the
stamp of greater accuracy. The foreign
ers seemed to understand what the
enumerator was after and no difficulty
was experienced in getting them to
understand the importance of answer
ing the questions correctly. Indeed,
Mr. Patton states, throughout the en
tire ward he had no unpleasant exper
iences and was uniformly treated
courteously by ladies and gentlemen
alike, no matter what questions were
In the matter of age the oldest'man
met with was one hundred and one
years; the oldest woman was eighty
nine. The youngest person was four
hours old, the enumerator and the
stork almost meeting at the threshold.
The enumerator learned a few things
relating to big families in tiiat part of
town not generally known. He was
amazed to discover one woman who
was the mother of nineteen children—
some of whom naturally are'not liv
! He met with a number of families
of nine children. This,he thought, was
a reasonable limit, but a surprise
awaited him toward 'the close of his
J work, when he was confronted with a
; family of ten children, all of whom
J were living at the parental home, the
j family which gathered around the
! table at meal time'constituting a round
; dozen.
| During the 10f a ' days that the census
, enumerator was at work ;in the third
( ward, he states, ho wrote the word
"Pennsylvania" 5264 times.
The big fiat boat belonging to Forn
ey Bros., which has been in building
below the water works for some time
past, will be 1 launched this Tnorning.
It is forty-two by fourteen feet and
with ono 05 two exceptions will be
the largest flat afloat iu the fleet of
coal dredges.
It will he several days before the
ri»ir will be low enough to permit
the eoal diggers to resume work.
Meanwhile the owners of the several
outfits are busy overhauling the mach
inery and flat boats iu anticipation of
a busy and profitable season.
The logical conclusion would be that
the sixteen foot flood brought down a
great ileal of coal. At the same time
the possibility exists that the deposits
which the dredges were drawing on
so heavily prior to the rise may have
been carried away by the high water.
Whether as the result of the flood the
dredges will prove to be the gainers or
the losers remains to be seen.
Watchman Saved by Wooden Leg.
Pottsville, Pa., April 27.—When
Levi H. Minuich, a crossing watch
man, was struck by a shifting train
yesterday and knocked under the
wheels, persons who witnessed the ac
cident expected to look upon his man
gled body the next moment.
In the fall his wooden leg was
wrenched loose, and served to throw
him clear of the rails, although he
missed death by barely six inches'
clearance. He escaped with a few
Wedded Last Evening.
Howard M. Freeze and Miss Eliza
beth Jano Reed,both of this city, were
married last evening at 8 o'clock at
the home of the bride's parents, Front
street. The ceremony was performed
before a few immediate relatives by
Rev. Charles Cameron Suavely. Mr.
and Mrs. Freeze will go to housekeep
ing in a newly furnished home on
Water street.
Trimming Trees.
Michael and John Everett, the vet
eran tree-trimmers, yesterday were
busy on the grounds of the county
prison. The large number of young
maples growing there needed trim
ming very badly and the job was very
artistically (lone by the two brothers.
John Everett has followed the tree
trimming business for thirty-five years
and among othor trees has had the
care of those at Thomas Beaver Free
Funeral Today.
The funeral of Edward Kramer,
whoso death occurred Monday, will
take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment in Fairview cemetery.