Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, May 12, 1910, Image 1

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    VOL. 56—NO 19
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Henry J. Smith, of West Reading
who fell into a tank of scalding wat
er a few day ago, is dead.
The 350 public school teachers ol
Reading have formed an associatioi
for the purpose of mutual benefit.
A new Lutheran congregation lias
been organized at New Cumberland
with a membership of thirty-five.
Mrs. Cora Abell, of Nazareth, has
been committed to the Easton jail on
the charge of abandoning her seven
A blacksnake, nine feet long, so the
man who saw it says, has set the peo
ple of Cumro, Berks county, by the
ears aud is being hunted for.
Mrs. Lucy H. Chapin, of York, is
dead. She did much for the advance
ment of the work to make that city
beautiful, having for twenty-five
years been interested in that work.
The heaviest pair of shad ever taken
from the Susquehanna river at Colum
bia were caught Wednesday and sold
for fa. 25. One weighed ten pounds
and the other ten and one-half.
Congressman Olmstead's candidacy
for renomination in the Dauphin-Leb
anon'district is not togo uncontested.
Another candidate has appeared in the
field in the person of Captain J. M.
Shindel, of Lebanon.
There is a projx>sition before the
citizens of Alientown to erect a $300,-
000 high school. The Central Labor
union of that city has entered a pro
test and wants the money expended in
the building of a manual training
school instead.
Causes of death in this state during
the month of February, as shown bv
the reports to the state hoard of
health, place pneumonia in the lead,
with consumption a olose second.
There were 1,598 cases of pneumonia
and 794 of consumption.
The First Methodist Episcopal
church at Greenville was considerably
damaged by fire Thursday afternoon.
During the progress of the blaze and
while the fiames were being fought in
the cellar, the gas meter exploded in
juring five j>ersons, none seriously.
Henry Giles, a steeple climber, was
working on top of a ninety-foot stack
at Wyomissing. Berks county, when
the rope parted and he fell. When
twenty-five feet down he succeeded in
catching with his toes on a guide
wire and hung on until rescued by
fellow workmen.
Philadelphia Rapid Transit condi
tions are to be examined into by the
State Railroad commission next Tues
day. The commissioners [are receiving
a large number of letters from Phila
delphians, commenting on the coming
examination and for the most part
they are commendatory.
While getting into his carriage
Thomas H. Cassler, a well known cit
izen of Bethlehem, was stricken with
paralysis and fell dead. He was 40
years of age.
The thirteenth annual session of the
Knights of Columbus of Pennsylvania
will open at Shamokin today. It is
expected that 250 delegates will be iu
attendance. A fine social program
has been prepared by the Shamokin
The will of John H. Converse, head
of the Baldwin works who died Mon
day of last week, has been admitted
to probate. The estate is estimated as
being wortli $10,250,000. He leaves
1200,000 to the various boards of the
Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Stephen Longus, aged 3(i years,
of Sharon, while insane, broke from
t!ie grasp of a woman friend and end
ed her life by jumping into the Sheu
ango river Saturday morning. Last
November she saw a negro. "Jack the
Peeper," looking through her win
dow and the fright unbalanced her
Tli will of the late General J. P. S.
Gobin has been probated at Lebanon.
It contains a number of public be
quests among them being: To the
Loyal Legion of Pennsylvania, his
military library and $500; to the Ma
sonic library of the grand lodge of the
State his Masonic hooks, badges, etc.,
and *500; to the LebanonY .M .C .A.
$2,500; to Susquehanna university,
Selinsgrovo, $2,000; to Tresslor Home
for Orphans, $5,000; to the invested
fund of the national encampment,
Grand Army of the Republic, £1,000;
to /ion Lutheran church of Lebanon,
$5,000, the interest to he used in tho
purchase of fuel for tlie worthy poor
of the [congregation. The income of
the estate is estimated as being worth
SIOO,OOO and it is bequeathed to his
widow during her lifetime, and no
distribution is to be made during that
time. At her death it is to be divided
into three equal shares one of which
6hall goto the Lebanon Y. M. C. A.
and the other two to nephews.
The question of granting an ordi
nance to the Bell Telephone company
occupied an honr or more at the meet
ing of the borough council Friday eve
Charles S. Davis,representative, and
Hon. 11. M. Hinckley, local attorney
for the Bell Telephone company, were
present in the interest of tlie proposed
A communication was received from
Borough Solicitor K. S. Gearhart, in
which he urged that the proposed ordi
nance be rejected. He held, first, that
the ordinance is illegal, in that the
act of April 25, 1907, requires all ordi
nances to he prepared by the borough
solicitor. The proposed ordinance, he
reminded council, was prepared and
submitted by the Bell Telephone Co.
The solicitor declared that he would
disclaim all responsibility and liability
for the proposed ordinance.
Mr. Curry moved that council grant J
to the Bell Telephone company the J
franchise read at the previous meeting
and that it. be given the first reading, j
The seconded by Mr. Ever- I
Before the motion was voted on Mr. j
Hinckley took the floor and one by one j
took up the points urged bv the bor- j
ough solicitor endeavoring to show the |
councilmen that the proposed ordi- j
nance asked nothing unjust.
A vote was takeu, when the motion j
carried unanimously.
The following statement of Borough |
Electrician Newton Smith was pre
sented and on motion was accepted: j
Cost of materials used for repairs
,»nd i-enewals to the equipment $42.7 T. !
Cost of coal, oils and waste $171.71. j
Cost of labor, clean ing,&c., $102.75. j
Total, $317.23.
William Vastine tendered his resig- ;
nation as Water Commissioner, which !
du motion was accepted.
Mr. Curry called attention to a de- !
feet in drainage at Welsh hill, which j
threatens to injure the foundation of
the school house at that place. The I
matter was referred to the committee I
3ii streets and bridges, it to confer |
with the school board and see if mutu- I
ill concessions can not be made. It was
the sense of the members that the bor- j
Dugli should not be held wholly re- j 1
sponsible for conditions on Welsh hill 112
#s relate to the school house.
The following members were pres
snt: Cleaver, Everhart, Finnigan, !
Durrv, Marshall,Jones,lies, Connolly,
Von Blohn, Heim, Price and Diet#. I 1
Regular employes $117.50 j<
Labor and hauling 131.75 M
George F. Keefer . , 58.00 ! I
Sraah MoCuen 7.00 I
Joseph Leclmer 14.43
Boettinger <fc Dietz (>.OO j 1
United Tel. & Tel. Co . 1.20 :
Standard Gas Co .50 ! i
Adams Express Co 1.50 j
Labor in Light dep't .. 15.75 1
lere Woodring & Co 31.11 ]
Hazletou Elec. Supply Co !). 2(1 j i
Washington Fire Co 1.70 <
United Express Co .40 'j
Regular employes $153.50 i'
John H. Goeser .. 8. isj!
People's Coal Yard 1C.0.80 j
Friendship Fire Co 18.83 ''
Standard Gas Co 2. GO J
Washington Fire Co 19.60 P
Joseph Leclmer 28.89
! i
William llartzell,a well-known resi- | j
dent of Mahoning township, died at 1 j
his home, Bloom road, at 2:45 o'clock j,
yesterdav morning following a pro- j
tracted illness.
The deceased was formerly a dairy- t
man and owned a milk route in Daii- j,
ville. He was a native of Montour j
county and was highly esteemed.
He was aged fifty-seven years and is 1 t
survived by his wife,one brother, John ;
Hartzell, who lives near Danville,and I,
five sisters: Mrs. Lizzie Van Kirk, j,
who resides with her brother John;
Mrs. Girton, Frosty Valley; Mrs.
Brobst, of near Buckliorn ; Mrs. Isaac ! 112
Hoot, of Buena Vista, Ills. ; Mrs. W.
J. Jones, of Reserve, Ivan. j t
The funeral will be held Saturday
afternoon at one o'clock. Interment : j
will take place in Odd Fellows' ceme- j
l f
< harles 11. Hasseuplug, formerly a ! j
resident of Danville, died at his home, ;
2502 Ridge avenue, Philadelphia, on I ]
Monday. The funeral, which will be i
strictly private,will take place tomor- j ■
row. Interment at Watsontown.
While in Danville the deceased was j
proprietor of a shoe store. He left here j 1
some twenty years ago. | 1
Traveling Auditor at Hoipital. j
Traveling Auditor C. W. Bodine, of ' I
tlie Auditor General's olllce, Harris- ' i
burg,was at the State Hospital yester- 1
day, making his quarterly audit of the ! "
accouuts of that institution.
Danville 12, Benton 5.
Nescopeek 12, Bloomsburg 11.
Berwick 4, Alden 0.
Shickshinny 6, Nanticoke 2.
W. L. P.C. W. L. P C.
Danville. .1 0 I.OQO Bloom 0 I .oou
Shlck'ny 1 o 1.000 Nanticoke.. 0 I .000
Berwick 1 o I .<KX> Benton 0 1 .000
Nescopeek . 1 0 1.000 Allien 0 1 .000
Of course there was never much
doubt iu the minds of the fans but
that Danville would wallop Benton
in the opening game of the Susque
hanna league season on Saturday af
ternoon, but most people,also, expect
ed that some little effort would have
to be expended to turn the trick.
But not one thrill of anxiety as to the
linal outcome did the Benton Indes
cribables afford the Danville fans,
and failing to find any excitement in
the contest the crowd watched the
proceedings to £et their money's worth j
out of the funny side of it. The best
laughs were obtained when Benton 1
would start tossing the ball over the !
iliamond in an endeavor to catch Dan
ville runners as they scampered aionnd 1
the bases.
For an attempt- at league base ball
Benton's performance claims the ;
palm; they didn't neglect one chance j
to display their inefficiency.
Seventeen players the Columbia j
•ouuty team brought to Danville, and
in seventeen different kinds of suits, i
making about as motley an (appearing
;rowd ever played on the local dia- !
nond. Individually there were sever
al good players on the squad, such as
Brannigan, who pitched and played
left field; "Boxer" Gerringer, and j
Price, formerly of Bloomsburg; "Or- j
e" Long and "Reds" Morris, who
jauglit last season for Berwick and
Bloom Normal. The latter evidently j
•ealized what doubtful company he
,vas in for he played under the alias
if Morse.
Three pitchers were among the fif
teen players that Benton tried out. j
likewise three catchers were put on
he grill. Their pitching staff, which
ncluded Moran, Thompson anil Bran
ligan, in the order named, were all j
equally ineffective aud were easily
oeated. Thompson was probably a
ittle better than his mates in i
int the support behind him was so '
niserably poor that a Danville runner
lad but to get on baso to score. The
icore shows that Benton misplayed :
line times, but the statistics do not J i
idequately indicate the many sins
;ommitted by the visitors during the 1
Danville, too, was not without its
transgressions, which were manifest-
Mi mainly in the third and seventh
nuings, when Benton scored. In the
:hird, aftei Morse fanned, Thompson
;ot. first, on Veith's error. Gerringer
lied out to Wagner,making two down.
Sully then popped u saucy one that
.'ell back of second base. Niple, Liv
sngood and Wagner all made a run to
;et under then all stopped and did an
rfter-you-nie-lord while the ball pluuk
nl the sod. That should have been ;
:hree out, but it went for a hit and
Thompson scored, while Brannigan
went from first to third. Long then
lit to center scoring Brannigan aud
N'ally obligingly got caught trying to
make home on the play.
Something on the same order in the
seventh when, after a hit and two
passes had loaded the cushions, Bran
nigan flogged one to the left field 1
fence for a double, and cleared the
bases. They should not have had
nore than one or two tallies at the
The story of Danville's run getting
lOliuds like a page from Ezra Ken- <
lie's joke book, aud there's no use in ,
inflicting it all over again. Here's
just a sample from the sixth when the ,
tally census was swelled by four:
Young got first ou second baseman's |
•tror, took secoud on the first base- ,
man's error of the pitcher's throw, ,
stole third and got caught between |
third and home. Umlauf got life on i
first when third fumbled Mi is grounder
md went to third while the Benton ]
team was putting the bng on Young;
stole home while Livelihood was at
bat, the latter flying out. Then, with
two out, the real work began. Wag
ner punched a single to right and stole
second. Yeitli made first when Catch, i
ir Hirleman missed the third striko. I '
About that time Hirleman decided to j :
make a throw to second— it went out i :
in center field and Wanner soored. '
rhe pitcher nipped Niple aud he took
bis base. Veith then stole home and
Niple went to third on the toss j 1
irotind. Niple also stole home while
Hagy was striking out.
Here it is condensed:
R. H. O. A. E.i ;
t'mlauf, rf 11 o 0 0 !
Livengood, ss . ... 0 11 112» 0
Wagner, cf 1 a 2 0 0j :
Veith, 3b .1 0 8 3 1 ,
Niple, 2b 2 0 0 0 ol"
flagy, lb 11 12 0 l| (
Mackert, If 1 o 1 0 0 ]
Mitchell, If 1 l 0 1 0 1
Dooley, c 2 0 8 0 0 '
i'oung, p 2 2 0 2 0 j
Totals 12 V 27 11 a' J
When the bids for paving East Mar
j ket street between Pine street and
1 Cook's Court were opened by council,
I April 2Sth, the natural inference was
| that all obstacles were overcome am;
that this long-deferred improvement
i 1 would go forward at once. It developi
j j however, that there are still trouble
i j some complications and it is by nc
means certain that the street will be
1 paved this year. Even should the most
' formidable obstacl«s be overcome, it
i is reasonably certain that the work
can not go forward until late in the
| summer.
The Borough and the Danville and
Sunbury Transit Co., have not as yet
' gotten together on an agreement relat
i ing to the paving of that portion of
! the street that falls to the trolley com
pany. Not only is there no agreement
as to the bond but the mooted question
whether or not the rail at present in
use shall be permitted to remain is
still undecided. Owing to the compli
i cations the councilmanic committee
lon streets and bridges to which the
bids for paving had been referred, at
: the mooting of council, Friday night,
j reported in favor of postponing the
awarding of contract.
On motion of Mr. Everhart, second
jed by Mr. Heim, it was ordered that
the secretary bo empowered and di
; rected to notify the Danville and Hun
bury Transit Co. to officially advise
( the borough of said company's official
acceptance or rejection of a proposed
i contract and bond recently submitted
to it for the grading and paving by
the borough of said company's portion
of East Market street in question, and
| as therein stipulated, within ten days,
and that in default of such advice,
or of acceptance or rejection of the
proposed contract, this borough will
' immediately thereafter regard such
proposed contract as absolutely null
and void and shall at once require
said company to grade and pave its
portion of said street as required and
under penalties prescribed by ordi
nance in such behalf enacted in the
Should the trolley company fail to
accept or reject the proposed contract
relating to the paving of its portion
of the street the way will be open for
the borough to rescind all past action
and set on foot an entirely new pro
ceeding, the first step of which will
be to notify the Danville and Sunbury
Transit Co. to replaco the rails at pre
sent in use on East Market street with
a new fund heavier rail within a
period of sixty days.
Miss Tillie Hicketts and Frederick
I. Evans, 'both well known in Dan- i
ville, yesterday were united in the j
holy bonds of wedlock.
The nuptial kuot was tied by the j
Rev. James Wollaston Kirk at the |
manse of the Mahoning Presbyterian j
church at I0:o0 o'clock a. m.
The bride, who is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Hicketts,Church
street, for the past three years has re
sided in Lancaster, this State. The
groom, who is the sou of' Mr. and Mrs.
John D. Evans, East Market street,
is a graduate of the commercial de
partment of the Danville high school,
class of 'Oti, and at present holds a
position under the government at
Washington, D. C. Botli bride and
groom are esteemed and popular.
Mr. ami Mrs. Evans will reside at
No. 1428 Ames Place, N. E., Wash
ington, D. C.
Little Hope for Prof. Wilbur.
Dr. Waiuright, head of the Moses
Taylor Hospital at Scranton, yester
day stated that while there had been
a slight improvement in the condition
of Prof. G. E. Wilbur,of Bloomsburg,
he was gradually growing weaker and
he could offer no hope for ultimate re
K. H. O. A. E;
Brannigan, If, p 1 3 11 <>
Price, lb 0 0 0 0 1 .
Gerringer, of 0 0 l 0 l
Nallv, lb, of ~0 1 4 0 3
Long, rf 0 2 1 0 0
E. Laubach, :5b 0 0 2 8 3
Welsh, 2b.... .11 0 1 2
Doran, 2b 0 0 1 0 0
M. Laubach, ss 1 0 0 2 0
Hirleman, c . 0 0 1 0 1
Kelly, c 0 0 0 2 0
Morse, c 0 0 5 0 0
Brannon, If 1 I 0 0 0
Thompson, p 1 0 11 0
Moran, p . 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 5 7 24 10 !>
Benton 00200080 o—">
Danville 0330 1 4 1 0 x—l 2
Earned runs—Danville 4, Benton 1.
Sacrifice hits —Doolev. E. Laubach.
Sacrifice fly—Young. Two base hits-
Mitchell, Young, Umlauf, Brannigan.
Homo runs—Young. Stolen bases-
Young. Hagy, Niplo 2, Wagner,Veith,
Nallv, Brannigau. Hasesou balls —
off Yonng 4, off Brannigan 1. Hit by
pitcher—Niple 2, Hagy. Struck out—
by Young 7, by Moran 1, by Thomp
son 5. Left on bases—Danville 4,
Benton 4. Passed balls—Dooley, Kel
ly. Titno— 2 hours. Umpire —Hage
WILL AC! 11l
The subject of drainage on Welsh
lull took up nearly an hour before the
school board Monday night. It is a diffi
cult problem that has puzzled not on
ly the school board but also the bor
ough council, which is held by the
former responsible for the bad wash
out, which threatens in time to en
gulf the school house on Chambers
Pursuant to action taken at a pre
vious meeting Solicitor Kisner took
the matter up with the borough coun
cil, which at the last meeting went
on record as favoring a compromise—
both couucil and school board to act
in conjunction to abate the nuisance.
Mr. Kisner addressed the meeting
explaining the true conditions on
Welsh hill and what the attitude of
the borough council is in the prem
ises. The sinking of a pipe of largo di
mensions and extensive tilling up will
be necessary. The approximate cost
will be a hundred dollars.
On motion of Mr. Swarts it was or
tiered that a committee of the school
board be appointed to act in conjunc
tion with a committee of the borough
[council in filling up the washout and
remedying the defect in drainage on
Welsh hilL
Mr. Fischer reported that the school
!iouse on the "flat" has become a ren
lezvous of boys, who spend their Sun
lays in the building playing cards.
To keep the intruders out the doors
»nd windows were nailed shut, but on
last Sunday the boys gained entrance
by breaking in a panel of one of the
loors. On motion it was ordered that
;lie matter be left in the hands of the
shief of police to break up the prac
tice ami make arrests, if necessary.
Borough Superintendent Deiffen
jacher presented his report for the
liontli ending April 29th,which show
sd that 1124 pupils were registered.
The total average attendance during
the term to date is 1065; the percent
ige of attendance during the term till
late is 98. One hundred and ninety
liree pupils have not been absent to
late; 760 have not been tardy. There
were 182 cases of tardiness by pupils, i
dumber of pupils who have not at- '
;ended?s percent, of the time belong- !
KI. 44 ; number Jof pupils reported to 1
;he truant oflicer, 29; cases of corpor
il punishment, 6.
On motion of Mr. Pursel it was or
lered that a book case be purchased j
'or the third ward building.
Professor Bickel reported that every
iiember of the senior class of the high j
ichool has made the required average. |
Lie read the list of names with aver- i
igos attained at the end of the eighth I
nontli. On motion of Mr. Pursel it
,vas ordered that diplomas be granted ,
:o the members of the senior class.
On motion of Mr. Ortli it was or- :
lered that the school board attend the i
baccalaureate sermon in a body.
The following members were pres
3iit: Sechler, Orth, Sidler, Swarts,
Shultz, Pursel, Fischer, Gibson, Heiss 1
tnd Cole.
The following bills were approved
tor payment:
I3has. D. Bryan #4. 38 !
Grem 3.50 |
Peter A. Winters ).io|
W. H. Ortlj 54 1
E. V. Stroll 2.00 i
\lfred Kennedy 30 j
A mishap took place at the stove 1
works yesterday afternoon,which cans- 1
id some delay.
A defect developed in the cupola
lining and while the heat was being '
poured the molten iron ate through
ind commenced to run out of the, i
jupola alongside one of the tuyeres. |
This was a very serious matter and it j ,
was necessary to throw oIT the blast j (
tnd empty the cupola as quickly as ' ;
Less than one-half of the heat was I •
poured when the accident occurred,
»nd it was necessay to drain the rest
af tho iron out into the gangway. ,
Consequently only a portion of the
molds put up yesterday could be pour
ed. The delay is unfortunate, as tho
company has many orders to fill. ! ,
As soon as possible all the molten ' 1
iron and cinders were cleared away '
and the work of repairing the cupola I i
began. It was thought that it would j ■
be ready for a neat today.
Asks Damages for Loss of Husband.
Mrs. Pearl A. Slusser of Mifflin in- ,
stituted proceedings in Columbia \
county courts yesterday in which she
claims $15,000 damages from the Penn- j
sylvania Railroad company for the loss
of her husband, who [was killed at a 1
grade crossing in April, 1907. Bruce
Slusser was a teamster and was struck 1
by an engine running tender first. '
Tho prosecution claims that the engi- 1
neer did not blow the enigne whistle 1
or ring the bell upon approaching the 1
The plumbers of Lancaster are on 1
striko. They asked for and were refus- <
ed a Saturday half-holiday. (
> The annual convention of the Six
b County Firemen's association will
1 meet at Shenandoah on the week of
- .Tune 14-18. Already there is quite a
• stir among Danville firemen, who ex
b pect to be well represented at the con
Our town naturally feels a keen in
s terest in the event, us the convention
last year was held in Danville and
one of our townsmen, John G. Waite, I
is the presiding officer of the Six-
County Firemen's association.
Mr, Waite at the convention last
June was unanimously chosen presi
dent of the convention for the ensuing
year. Upon him will devolve the duty
' | of calling the convention to order and
| presiding at the sessions. Each of the
Danville fire companies will be repre
sented by delegates, as follows:
Friendship, Harry Heller; Washing
ton, Israel Dimmick; Continental,
James Mullen; Goodwill, William
In addition to the delegates mem
bers of each company, uniformed,
will attend the convention in a body.
Of the local companies the Wasliies
have been the first to send a represent
ative to Shenandoah to secure accom- :
modations. W. H. Wyant, who was
entrusted with this errand, returned
home Tuesday.
Shenandoah is arranging to hold an
"old home" week simultaneously witli
the convention of the Six-County
Firemen's association, and Mr. Wyant
describes conditions there similar to
what might be anticipated in an en
] terprising town of that size with two
, events of so much importance loom- :
j ing up in the near future. An enor- ;
I mous crowd is anticipated and prepa
i rations are already on foot along many i
| different lines. Hotel rates, Mr. Wy- ■
j ant says, compare favorably with ;
j what were in vogue in Danville when
| the convention was held iiere. The
; Wasliies will be entertained at Hotel
Paskey, corner of Center and West j
| streets, where accommodations have j
j been secured for fifty men.
j Some big features are being arrang i
• ed for the Six-County Firemen's con
vention. Among these will be an ail j
j ship flight, a balloon ascension and a
gorgeous display of fireworks. There j
wiil be also team and hose races and j
last but not least a turkey dinner for !
the delegates. i 1
i That Judge Evans, of Columbia j
' county, intends if jiossible, to check j (
I the rapidly growing number of deser- 1 ;
tion and lion support cases which are j
1 coming into the courts is evident <
from the paliu talk lie give to flic de- (
fendants in the cases heard Saturday
morning. When a mau marries a worn- |
an he is expected to support her. uti- ,
less by accident or disease physically <
incapacitated, and lie intends to see '
to it that it is done. Failure to i!o i\
i will subject them to imprisonment in <
the county jail where they will be
given only bread and water. The sum i
ber of these cases is growing, and it
is not right or justice that the citi- ]
; zens of the different districts shall j
; bee oinpelled to pay taxes to support ;
| the wife and family of a man who is j
able to work and take care of them, j
I There is uo doubt that this decision
'of Judge Evans will meet the approv- j
al of the taxpayers of that county, j (
and echoes their sentiments in the !
Rev. J. H. Musselman and Frank G. I
Schoch left last evening for Watson- j
town where they will represent the j 1
Fine Street Evangelical Lutheran ;
church of this city at the forty-third j '
annual meeting of the Susquehanna
Synod, which convened in the First <
Lutheran church last night. The con- \ |
vention will continue in session the j j
remainder of the week, holding three ! .
meetings daily. Rev. W. E. Fischer, j
of Shamokin, is president.
The meeting will beoue of great im- i 1
portance and will be attended by min- j
isters and laymen representing every | j
church in the district, which is large. \ ■
The people of the local church are pre- J t
pared to give the visitors a royal wel- i
come, and comfortable entertainment
while there. The body has not met at j <
Watsontown for about ten years, but j '
the former assembling there was one j
of great religious and social benefit to ;
those most interested. •
Well Attend Church at Berwick.
The Danville and Bloomsburg tribes j [
of Red Men will join Pewawkee tribe ! ;
No. 240, of Berwick in attending re- i 1
ligious services at tho Christian | t
church at Berwick next Sunday, when 1
tho pastor, the Rev. Mr. Shaffer, will ! 1
preach a special sermon to tho mem- <
bers of the order. i s
Arthur Korne, of West Alexandria,
Washington county, slashed his throat
with a razor and killed himself. No (
cause is assigned. j
| Saturday was the last day for filing
j nomination jietitions at the office of
; the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
| As soon as possible the list of candi
| dates in each of the districts of the
j State will be certified to the county
commissioners and preparation of the
ballots for the primaries to be held on
; June 4th will begin.
1 Meanwhile the general public will
i be interested in knowing who the as
j pirants for congress, the senate and
general assembly are. It will be found
that there are quite enough candidates
in the field, especially as relate to the
senate and the legislature, to insure a
spirited campaign preceding the pri
maries. Indeed, tho race for votes is
already on and it is quite evident
that those who have entered the con
test are into win, if possible.
Herewith is presented a list of can
didates for nomination for the seat in
congress, the State senate and the
general assembly, covering ali politi
cal parties—Republican, Democratic,
Prohibition and Socialist—as it re
lates to Montotir county:
Sixteenth District (Columbia, Mon
j tour, Northumberland and Sullivan
j counties)— Republican, no petition
filed. Democratic, John G. McHenry,
Bonton. Socialist, Jacob W. Renn,
! Shamokin. Prohibition, William Hart,
\ Forksville.
Twenty-fourth District. (Columbia,
Lycoming, Montour and Sullivan
counties)— Republican, Clyde Charles
Yetter, Bloomsbnrg. Democratic, An
drew L. Fritz, Bloonisburg; Lloyd
W. Welliver, Exchange; Charles W.
Sones, Williamsport; William T.
Creasy, Catawissa. Prohibition, Jos
eph H. B. Reese, Williamsport.
Montour county. Republican, Ralph
Kisner, Danville. Democratic, R.Scott
Ammerman, Danville; Philip C. New
baker, Danville.
Of the candidates for the legislature
in Northumberland county there are
three Republicans and nine Democrats
The Republicans are: Wildun Scott
of Milton and George W. Shultz and
John T. Mo.Mullon, both of Shamokin.
Seven of the Democratic aspirants are
from the coal region. From Shamok
in are: William P. O'Connor, John
T. Fisher, Frank J. Dormer, Edward
Mulliner, John N. Nack anil Jacob
Russ. Other Democratic candidates
are: P. F. Darsey, Mt. Carmel; J. S.
Krebs, Herndon, and John T. Cald
well, Milton. A. Campbell of Shamo
kin ; Jaiues B. Smith of Milton and
William R. Bridgens of Sunbury are
the Prohibition candidates for the
Legislature. The candidates of the
Socialist party are: Jacob Russ of
Shamokin; Lewis D. Heim and Harry
C. Geist, both of Sunbury.
In Columbia county the candidates
for nomination are as follows : Gen
eral assembly—Republican, W. W.
Shannon, West Berwick. Democratic,
William C. Johnston aud Charles B.
Ent, both of Bloomsbnrg; Charles
Shaffer, Berwick.
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Mr. anil Mrs. Charles Johnson and
children, of Riverside, left yesterday
for a visit with Mrs. Johnson's par
ents at Beechwood.
Mrs. Harry Vincent returned to
Mifflin yesterday after spending sev
eral days with Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Vincent, Valley township.
Mrs. George S. Clark, of Saratoga
Springs, Now York, left for Elmira
yesterday after a visit with Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Reilly, Spruce street.
Mrs. Anna Dittman, who has been
spending several months with her sis
ter, Mrs, Curtis Marks, West Mahon
ing street, returned to Philadelphia
W. K. Lunger, Cedar street, trans
acted business in Plymouth yesterday.
Mrs. Edward Lunger will return to
Philadelphia today after a visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Adams, Front
Mrs. George Gedding returned to
Catawissa last evening after a short
visit with relatives in this city.
Mrs. Owen Gildner of Bloomsbnrg
yesterday was a guest of Mrs. Charles
Lawrence, Spruce street.
J Mrs. Elmer Hoffheims, aged 25
years, of Lancaster, died of fright fol
lowing a heavy thunder clap.2 The
thunder shook tho house and the
lightning was so vivid as to make
her bodroom as light as day. The crash
of the thunder awakened her husband,
who found his wife unconscious, and
she died soon afterward.
England's now king will have the
sympathy of Americans in his efforts
to reign wisely.