Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, June 02, 1910, Image 1

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    VOL. 56—NO 22
Applebutter ovor 80 years of age,
was enjoyed at venerable Mrs. C. B.
Ream's family reunion at Marietta.
Koy L. Hickman, aged 21 years, of
Reading was electrocuted at the Met
ropolitan electric plant in that city
Thursday by his foot coming in con
tact with a live wire.
The explosion of a boiler in the Dil
wortli Paper company plant, which is
located near New Castle, cost Tony
Salarki, an Italian laborer, employed
in the plant, his life.
M. W. Kifer, aged 60, employed at
the Standard steel car pliint at Butler,
was crushed to deatli by a trolley car,
Thursday evening. He leaves a widow
and two children.
Inviting his friends to a premature
Fourth of July celebrat ion on a vac
ant lot near his Philadelphia home,
Harry Dhue, aged 15, had two fingers
blown off Thursday night by the pre
mature explosion of a cannon.
Frederick Flinchbaugh, 85 years of
age, of Felton, York county, was
found dead in his bed Thursday and
his relatives are supposed to believe
that disappointment over the poor en
tertainment furnished by Halley's
comet hastened the end.
William Parry,an air brake inspect
or, aged 20 years,was seized with gid
diness while mounting a ladder at the
car Bhops of the Reading Railroad
company at Palo Alto, and fell, land
ing on his head. His skull was fract- j
nred and lie sustained other injuries j
to such an extent that he died shortly j
after the accident.
Despondent because his family was
broken up by illness, Alfred Crow, of
Reading,cut his tnroatfrom ear to ear
and was taken to a hospital, where it
is thought he will die.
Their ladder falling while they were
repairing a barn, Samuel Wliitmer and
Allen Sissler, of near Marietta, were
so badly injured that Sissler is but
semi-conscious and Wliitmer may not
Alberta, 4-year-old daughter of Al
bert L. Guldin, mysteriously disap
peared from her home in Reading Sat- j
urday night. A searching party was !
organized and the bodv was found in j
a creek early Sunday morning.
Six hundred representatives of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, of j
the Reading system, held their fifth I
week Sunday convention in Reading. I
Reports show that in five months the j
membership has increased from 1,550 |
to 2,100.
Irate spectators at a circus showing
at Rural Valley, Armstrong county,
because of the poor performance, clear
ed the tent, carried out the lights so
as to prevent fire and then cut the
outside ropes and let the big tent fall.
Mrs. Sarah Rice, of Philadelphia, !
some days ago was taking down lace |
curtains at her home, when she scratch- ]
ed her knee on a rusty nail. She paid
little attention to the injury, but j
tetanus developed and she died in one j
of the hospitals of that city on Sun
As a result of the withdrawal, sev
eral years ago, of a number of the
wealthy members of another church, !
the Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal
congregation of Pottstown, with which j
they then identified themselves, is to ,
have a new $30,000 structure,built aft- j
er plans made by Joseph Huston, of j
State Capitol fame.
Coming from Russia, a distance of j
over 4,000 miles, Michael Arhowich J
arrived at Minersville Saturday ex- '
pecting to see his son whom he had
not seen for ten years. He collapsed
when he was informed that his son j
had been killed in the mines ou the !
very day on which he started from j
Russia for this country.
John Gilfillan, a commercial travel- j
er, has complained that it cost him
sixty cents to ride from Stroudsburg
to Bushkill and that he had to use the
ticket the same day for return or pur- j
chase a new ono. The road is a branch'
of the Delaware Valley Railroad com- '
pany. The matter is to be taken up by
the Skate railroad commission.
James Toughty, of Pottsville, was
tlie owner of a new automobile, and i
was coming up one of the streets of i
that city which is crossed by a rail
road. It is said that a coming locomo- |
rive gave warning it was on the track
but Toughty apparently thought he j
had as much right to the crossing as j
the engine. He has another guess, for
the auto was struck and demolished
and he was badly injured.
•Playing with matches in the barn of
John K. Culp, at Norristown, his 7-
year-old child fired the structure and
it was soon burned to the ground, '
Causing a loss of $5,000. The child and
live stock were saved.
Annie Diamond, aged Hi years, was
going from her home at Annville to
Harrisburg to see a circus, when she
was taken ill and was removed from
the car at Hunimelstown. Taken to the
office of a physician she died within
five minutes. The coroner is investig
The thirtieth annual commencement
ami class day exercises of the Danville
high school were held in the Opera
House Friday. A large audience
was present at both exercises.
The decorations,although less elabo
rate than ou some occasions in the
past, yet were very tasteful and ap
propriate. The stage represented a
rustic scene. Just behind the footlights
was a row of ferns and flowers. Over
head hung a festoon of Japanese lant
erns interspersed with the high school
The graduating class,along with the
speakers, and the high school faculty,
occupied the stage and were seated
upon rustic chairs and settees, which
comported with the scheme of decora
tions. The school board was assigned
to a place in the parquet.
Class day exercises were rendered at
2 :30 o'clock in the afternoon. Follow
ing is the program:
Music Orcli estra
President's Address. H. Lundy Russell
Ivy Oration—Justice .. .Daniel Farley
Music Orchestra
Class History. .Margaret Crossley
and Helen Savidge
Mantle Oration George Arms
Junior Response.. Frank Foulk
Music Orchestra |
Presentation John West ami
Parvin Paules |
Censor Marian Gearhart j
Class Prophecy.... Isabelle Wetzel (
and Viola Rishel |
Music Orchestra
Mr. Farley, who appeared on the
program for the ivy oration, had been
excused to accept a government posi
The commencement exercises took
place Friday eve when probably the '
largest audience assembled. The pro- j
gram follows:
Music Orchestra I
Invocation ...Rev. J. H. Musselnian |
Salutatory (Happiness) Edith Rogers
Class Oration —The Conservation of
onr Natural Resources. James Law
Valedictory—The Utopian Am
erica J. Wellington Cleaver
Music Orchestra
Address Rev. G. S. Womer !
Presentation of Diplomas
Wm. A. Sechler, President
Board of Education
Music Orchestra !
The address to the graduating class 1
by the Rev. George S. Womer was
bristling full of good points,constitut
ing a sound and vigorous appeal to the
young. Following is a brief synopsis: ;
The old conception of learning was !
a failure. It fitted men for the eternal i
life rather than for the duties of this \
The new learning began when men
began to observe and think. It was the j
stirrings of thought that caused men
to find themselves anil made them dare |
to resist kings and assert the principle
of individual liberty.
And here it is that the new learning j
has been developed into a more per- |
feet system than in any other country |
on the face of the earth. And yet is it !
not true that the true object, the real
purpose'of the new learning has ever
yet been positively stated.
The educator may say that we are !
trying to develop good, true honest
men and yet we have to confess with
shame that he is not doing it. We dare .
scarcely open a paper for dread of the
revelations that may stare us in the
face of some new and hideous civic
crime. In one city after another and
in one state after another, even up to
the general govenmentscandal follows
scandal—not honest men united in 1
public service but dishonest men unit
el in public plunder.
The cry has been give us something 1
practical. We Yankees are a shrewd j
people and we have learned that ed- i
ucation has a commercial value, that
men can make more money with their
brains than they can with their hands
and so we have sacrificed our religions
and moral ideals for commercial profit.
I come to you tonight to make an
appeal that yon will take your young
life and all the educatiou you have
gained and invest it. If yon are to be 1
a physician let your object be the pub
lic health and forgot the fee that is
j your due. If you are to be a lawyer,
let your object be the maintenance of
justice. Invest your life for good,
j Someone asked Quintin Hogg if it
cost much to build the institute Poly
i technic. Oh no; said he: Only a life.
It will cost you your life if you do
| anything worth while in this world.
! "
| The York county farmers got a jolt
; the otherjday when Professor Franklin
Menges, before a meeting of the York
| and Adams county granges, held at
Dover, declared there were 200 farms
within a radius of six miles of York
that are 100-acre tracts, where no less
than 5,000 steers and from 4,000 to 5,-
000 hogs could easily be raised.
Danville and Berwick divided hon
ors in the third annual track and field
meet held in this city under the au
j spices of the Danville high school and
| the Danville Y. M. C. A. The most
| important event of the afternoon, the
I mile relay, was won by the crack Ber
| wick team. The entire meet was won
j on points by Danville, 49 to 40.
j The weather man was kind to the
j piomoters of the meet and altered the
j disagreeable program of.the previous
i few days with ideal weather Satur
| day. A large crowd gathered to watch
J the different events, and the contets
! tants were loudly cheered for their ef
j forts.
The Catawissa high school which
had made a number of entries for the
j different events, failed to send their
i men, and the Danville and Berwick
athletes held the field alone. Berwick
had seven men here, all fine athletes,
who contested in a manly manner and
won their points on merit.
Out of the nine events Berwick took
four firsts—the 100 yard dash, the 220
yard dash, the one mile run and the
relay. The firsts going to Danville were
the 120 yard hurdles, the five mile
Marathon, shot put, hammer throw,
running high jump ami running bioad
The event of greatest interest was
the mile relay in which five men ran
for each school. Here Danville was up
against an extremely hard proposi- ,
tion. Berwick's team are all veterans,
trained and tried in a number of pre
vious meets won this season. It was
Berwick's race from the start each run
ner increasing the lead, the last man
being between 50 and 75 feet in ad
vance of Danville at the finish. This
being Berwick's third successive win
in the relay the Price cup now re
mains permanently in their possession.
A pretty event was the high jump
in which Woolridge, West and Jacobs,
for Danville; and Taylor and Eshle
man, for Berwick, entered. Jacobs
dropped out at 4 feet 4 inches, West
dropjied out at 4 feet 10 inches; Tay
lor left it to SVoorlidge and Eslileman
at 5 feet. Eslileman went out at 5 feet
4, which Woolridge easily cleared.
Woolridge then jumped five feet six
inches as an exhibition.
In the hammer throw Tom Ryan won
first on 119 feet 2 inches and then
threw 138 feetl 0 inches as an exhibi
tion. The broad jump Woolridge won
easilv, his first jump not being equal
led. "
One of the most interesting happen
ings of the day was "Bum" Purpur's
Marathon. After the runners in this
fatigueing race had made several of the j
25 laps required for the distance,a lit
tle bare footed boy started to j
follow, setting a swift pace and keep
ing right behind the contestants. Lap
after lap he reeled off,until he became
the center of interest, and each time
he passed the grand stand he was
greeted with cheers. As the race near
ed an end an enterprising rooter pass
ed the hat and raised nearly three
dollars for the little fellow. When he
tiuished with the runners he was rais
ed on the shoulders of the crowd and
given three cheers. Then grasping his
collection tightly he made off home,
and the last seen of him he was streak
ing it across the cinder tip followed
by about a hundred admiring kids.
100 yard dash—won by Bond, Ber
wick ; second, Shumaker, Berwick;
third Machamer, Danville. Time, 10
120 yard low bundles—won by Mac
hamer, Danville; second, Bower, Ber
wick; third, Seybert, Berwick. Time,
15 3-5.
• 220 yard dash—won by Bond, Ber- i
wick; second, Bower, Berwick; third,
Hurley, Danville. Time, 21! sec
One mile run—won by Seybert, Ber
wick; second, Ricketts, Danville ;j
third, Foster, Danville. Time, 5:20.
One mile relay—won bv Berwick,
Bond, Bower, Shumaker, Seybert,
Eshleman; second, Danville, Macham
er, Russell, Snyder, Woolridge, Mack
ert. Time, 3 :22 4-5.
Five mile Marathon —won Ricketts,
Danville; second, Murray, Danville;
third, Cooper, Danville. Time, 31 :11
Shot put—won by Ryan, Danville;
second, Woolridge, Danville; third,
Machamer, Danville. Distance,4o feet.
Hammer throw—won by Ryan, Dan
ville; second, Woolridge, Danville;
third, Eslileman, Berwick. Distance,
13(i feet, 10 inches.
Running broad jump—won by Wool
ridge, Danville; second, Eslileman,
Berwick; third, Bower, Berwick. Dis
tance, 20 feet.
Running high jump—won by Wool
ridge, Danville; second, Eslileman.
Berwick; third, Taylor, Berwick.
Heighth, 5 feet, 0 inches.
| The councils of Wilkes-Barre ami
; Mayor Kniffen are at loggerheads. The
mayor recently vetoed some contracts
1 and the councils promptly passed them
i over the veto.
j The forty-second memorial day,
j which was observed throughout the
length and breadth of the Republic
Monday,in Danville was marked with
the usual impressive ceremonies. In
j the early morning the veterans laid
; their floral offerings on the graves of
! their departed comrades; in the after
: noon there was the usual march to the
) cemetery along with an inspiring ad
! dress at the G. A. R. plot.
; In proceeding to the cemetery the
veterans took a trolley car, leaving
town about 2:16 o'clock. In the par
ade were the sons of veterans, the P.
! O. S. of A., and the commandery of
j G. E., the P. O. S. of A. drum
1 corps furnishing music for the march.
| For the first time in several years the
| school children were not in the par
i ade and their absence from the line of
| march was especially noticeable.
There was a large crowd at the
cemetery awaiting the arrival of the
j veterans. In addition to the special
! car kept at this end of the line to con
vey people backwards and forwards
between town and the cemetery, all
the regular cars dnring the early part
of the afternoon were crowded.
The exercises at the G. A. R. plot
were very impressive, a feature being
the eloquent and patriotic address by
the Rev. A. J. Ifey, pastor of the First
I Baptist church. The music by the
! male quartette was inspiring, while
| the salute by the firing squad and the
' sounding of taps constituted a fitting
j conclusion and helped to add to the
! impressiveness of the whole,
j The subject of Mr. Irey's address
j was, "Some Present National Forces,
■ Conflicts and Issues." It was listened
!to with intense interest and made a
i deep impression. We have space for
ouly a few extracts:
i "Not peace but a sword is what I
came to bring," declared the Inaugur
! ator of final campaigns; the Challenge
|er to final conflicts; the Declarer of
| final destinies. Again we hear this
j mighty Captain in humanity's conflicts
j commanding, "Put up thy sword into
its sheath.''
The advent of Jesus Christ into the
world has set at each other's throats
1 as never before the forces of good and
evil. Final conflicts are to be waged
' in the realms of mind and spirit, where
| the armies of the Lord are to fight,
I win their victories and earn their
! crowns through the use of other than
physical weapons of war.
1 This explains why the human race,
j the world over can truly be said to be
today in a state of unusual unrest and
i struggle, though we listen in vain for
j the roar of artillery, ami the clash of
sword and sabre. Nor is the conflict
| the less real nor the less strenuous, or
j the less fatal or the less final, on this
I account. Charge and counter charge,
j wounds and suffering the shout of the
; victor and the moan of the enemy
vanquished are now before our eyes
and in our ears, if not indeed in the
j very soul of us.
There are in the final analysis just
; two camps the world over—those of
, God and Satan—of righteousness and
1 unrighteousness—of life anil death.
1 The speaker then dwelt upon the
alignment of the forces in the great
I battle, which is now on; the ques
tions that are up for settlement. In
' cocnlusion he said:
"Your example of heroic devotion
and your coiftiuued presence with us,
help to keep us true in the momentous
struggle of today and assure our hearts
that the victories yet to be won for
our country's good and glory shall be
ours, if we press forward with cour
-1 age, zeal and self sacrificing devotion.
We of the younger generation would
I remind you, too, that discharge from
this war comes only with our transla-
I tion. We ask that you remain true to
loftiest ideals that you and we togeth
-1 er may settle fully upon the fair brow
' of our beloved country the crown of a
character, pre-eminent for national
; righteousness and liberty, the crown
; of which wicked hands are now striv
| ing to despoil her."
j After returning from the cemetery
. the Sons of Veterans, the commandery
of the K. G. E. and the drum corps
went out on the river bridge where
flowers were cast on the water by
| children in honor of the naval heroes,
the sailors and marines who lost their
I lives in battle and went down to wat
j ery graves. On the bridge a salute
] was fired and taps were sounded, which
j brought the day's exericses to a close.
The G. A. R. picnic of the Susque
hanna district will be held at Edge
wood park, Shamokin, on Thursday,
I August 11. On the occasion a special
train will be run 011 the P. & R. Rail
way at the same rate as former years.
Arrangements as above were made
lat a meeting of the G. A. R. Picnic
association held at the Cameron House,
I Lewisburg, on Tuesday. Goodrich
! post, No. 22, G. A. R., of this city,
] was represented at the meeting by W.
M. Heddens, president of the associa
' tion, and John H. Hunt, delegate.
Danville 5, Nescopeck 1.
Bloomsburg 3, Benton 1.
Shickshinny 4, Berwick 2.
Alden D, Nanticoke 8.
Danville 8, Nescopeck 5.
Bloomsburg 7, Benton 4.
Berwick 4, Shickshinny 2.
Nanticoke 4, Alden 0.
W. 1,. P.C. I \V. L. P.C.
Danville. . so 1.0001 Nanticoke.. ;i i .429
Berwick.... 0 2 .7!50| Nescopeck . 2 5 .286
Bloom.. ... 5 2 .711 I Benton 1 7 .125
Shlck'ny 4 3 .571 I Alden 1 7 .125
fao » N the two-all-around
[ program of Memorial
-COT day Danville again
demonstrated her general
y&t base ball superiority, by
AL'j defeating Nescopeck in a
J brace of contests—there in
JR the morning and here in
the afternoon— and put
another tack in our hold
on first jiosition. Shickshinny and Ber
wick helped Danville tighten her hold
on the top of the column by breaking
even. Danville has now rounded out
one-fifth of the Susquehanna league
season without losing a game. Ben
ton, Alden, Shickshinny and Nesco
peck have each been defeated twice.
The morning iiame at Nescopeck was
easily won. "Peok" Kowe pitched
line ball for Danville, allowing but
three hits, one of which was coupled
with an error in the first innings and
was converted into a tally. After that
Nescopeck faced a stone wall and fail
ed to score another run.
Danville started in the Becond when
Wagner scored after his single was
followed by a wild pitch, a base on
balls and a sacrifice.
Again in the fourth. Nipple got life
on the short stop's error and Wanger
hit over the right field fence for a
home run. In the fifth two errors, a
sacrifice and Umlauf's hit scored two
more. After that Madrea tightened
anil prevented further scoring.
But the details of this game are j
rather superfluous for Secretary Ralph
Kisner, ever watchful guardian of the
interests of the Danville team, had
Nescopeck's goat before the game be
gan. Mr. Kisner persuaded the custod
ian of that important animal to hire
his Nannyship for the morning and lie
was lead, life-size and kicking, into
the grand stand to sit among the Dan
ville rooters during Nescopeck's ob
The score:
AB. R. H. O. A. K.
Umlauf, ss 4 0 1 5 2 1
Livengood, 2b ...4 0 0 2 2 0
Niple, lb 4 1 0 11 0 0
Wagner, cf 4 2 2 2 0 0
Hagy, rf It 0 I 2 0 0
Veith, :ib ..2 0 0 0 3 0
Cook, If 4 1 0 0 0 0
Kelly, c 2 1 0 5 4 0
Rowe, } 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 29 5 4 27 13 1
AH. R. H. O. A. E.
Zuber, 2b 4 0 1 3 2 0
Troutman, If 3 11 0 0 0
Patterson, lb 4 0 0 i» 0 0
Smith, rf 3 0 (I 1 0 0
Murray, 3b 3 0 (f* 1 4 0
Tully, bs 4 0 1 2 2 3
Mack, c 3 0 0 10 3 0
Fowler, cf 1 0 0 0 1 0
Madera, p 2 0 0 1 0 1
Totals 27 1 3 27 12 4
Danville 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 o—s
Nescopeck 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o—l
Earned runs—Danville 1. Left on
bases—Danville 4, Nescopeck 5. Sacri
fice hits—Veith, Kelly, Rowe. Home
run—Wagner. Double play—Zuber to
Murray. Struck out—bv "Rowe 5, by
Madera 10. Bases 011 balls—off Kowe
4, off Madera 2. Stolen bases—Fowler,
Murray. Hit. by pitcher—Smith, Mur
ray. Wild pitch—Madera. Time of
game -I:4. r >. Umpire—Sweeney.
The afternoon game came nearer to
slipping into the lost column than did
the morning contest, but Danville,dis
playing greater base ball generalship
than their opponents managed to score
eight runs 011 four hits while Nesco
peck with 10 safeties, three of which
were for extra liases, counted but five
Both teams used two pitchers. Ains
worth began the work 011 the slab for
Danville, but was in the throes of an
off day,and although lie was in perfect
control of the ball and had tlfem break -
ing to suit, the Nescopeck batters just
naturally seemed to find whatever 110
sent up. They totaled nine hits off his
delivery in the first four innings and
scored their five runs.
Brannen then relieved Ainsworth,
and in the five innings during which
he did the tossing, Necospeck made
but one safe connection and no counts
came after the fourth.
Danville scored two in the second
and three in the third, so that at the
end of the fourth innings the score
was tie at sto 5. P. Murray started
The death rate during the month of |
May was lower than for any time since
the burean of vital statistics was est
ablished. Fifteen deaths,four of which
occurred at the for the in
sane,were reported in this district. In
April seventeen deaths along with
twenty-four births were reported.
The highest death rate in this dis
trict since 1900, was noted in March
when forty-four deaths, thirteen of I
which took place at the hospital for
the insane, were reported by the local
registrar. Even last summer, during
July and August, the number of deaths 1
reported were respectively twenty- I
three and twenty-six. In view of these j
figures the death rate for May was
phenomenally low and might be hard
to account for.
During the month there were no
deaths of contagions diseases. Of the ■
latter there were reported: typhoid
fever, three cases; diphtheria, four 1
cases; erysipelas, one case; measles, j
three cases; pneumonia, one case. Dur- j
ing April no cases wore reported of |
either diphtheria or scarlet fever, dis
eases which had been lnrking in the '
district for many months previously, j
It was thought that both had been ef
fectually stamped out, but as shown j
by the report for May diphtheria has
again made its appearance.
The general health, however, is all
that could be desired and conditions
are favorable for a prolongation of the |
low mortality reported for May.
Charles E. Gartman, a well known
tobacconist of Milton, and assessor of '
the Third ward of that tcwn, commit- |
ted Buicide about tour o'clock Tuesday |
afternoon, by shooting himself in the !
right temple. The deed was commit- ;
ted on the third pier of the river !
bridge. The Heading call boy was pass
ing nearby and heard the shot. He
looked back and saw the body of Mr. \
Gartman. He at once gave the alarm.
The deceased was a single man who
lias resided in Milton for upwards of
twenty-five years. He kept a cigar
store near the corner of Broadway and
Front streets until last month, when
he vacated the place to make room for
the new building now being erected
there. No cause can be assigned for
his act. He had his revolver repaired
Tuesday morning and about an hour
hefore committing the rash act had
conversed with several friends in his !
accustomed happy mood.
Miss Myrtle Brady and William Ver
non, both of this city, were united in
matrimony yesterday afternoon. The
nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. Ed
ward Ilaughton, at the home of the
bride, Montour row, at 2:30 o'clock.
Frank A. Long and Miss Bertha
Hogeudobler, both of this city, were
married on Tuesday at the parsonage
of the United Evangelical church bv
the pastor, Rev. C. I). Moore.
to do the twirling for Nescopeck and
his relief arrived in the midst of the
third innings, but Madera's substitu
! tion did not prevent Danville from
scoring three runs in that innings.
With Madera in the box what at first
promised to be a swat fest was avert
ed. While Madera allowed but one hit
after the third, sundry passed balls,
wild pitches, errors and bases on balls
were converted into the three winning
One of the largest crowds ever on
the Danville field witnessed the after
noon game here, there being 1130 paid
The scoOe:
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Umlanf, ss 4 o lo l 0
Livengood, 21)....3 0 0 0 3 0
Nipple, lb 2 2 0 12 0 0
I Wagner, cf 2 1 0 1 0 0
Hagv, rf 4 2 1 2 0 0
Ve ith, 3b I 2 0 3 3 1
Cook, If .1 0 11 0 0
Dooley, c 4 0 0 7 0 0
Brannen. p 2 0 0 0 3 0
Alnsworth, p... a i i i 2 o
Totals 2.j 8 4 27 12 1
AB. It. H. O. A. E.
Zuber, 2b 5 2 3 11 0
Trontmn, 1f... ...3 2 2 0 0 0
Patterson, lb 4 1 2 1J 0 l
Smith, if 4 0 2 0 0 0
J. Murray, 8b 3 0 11 11
Tully, ss" 3 0 0 2 2 1
Mack, c ...5 0 0 8 5 0
i Fowler, cf 4 0 0 1 0 0
| Madera, p 3 0 0 0 3 0
jP. Murray, |» ... I 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 35 5 10 24 13 3
I Danville 0 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 x—K
! Nescopeck 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 o—s
Earned runs—Danville 1, Nescopeck
5. Left on bases—Danville (j, Nesco
peck ti. Stolen bases—Hagy 2,Wagner,
J. Murray. Sacrifice hits—Wagner,
Cook, Troutmau, .1. Murray, Tully.
Two base hits —Patterson 2, Trout
uian. Three base hit —Umlaof. Hit by
pitched ball —Veith. Struck out —by
i A ins worth 3, by Brannen 4, by'Madera
|O. Bases on balls—oft 1 Murray 0, off
} Madera 3. Passed balls—Mack 2. Wild
I pitcli—Ainsworth, Murray. Time of
vanie—2 hours. Umpire—Sweeney.
Court for the June term will con
vene next Monday,the 6th inst. There
will probably be a full week of court.
There are only some half a dozen
Commonwealth cases, with one person
in jail awaiting trial; but it seems to
be understood that several important
civil 'cases continued from term to
term will be tried next week. Among
the latter is the case against the Read
ing Iron Co., in which Blanche E.
Pursel is the substituted plaintiff, and
which was carried over from the last
term owing to the illness of one of the
principal witnesses, W. S. Lawrence,
of Mausdale. In granting a continu
ance it was made plain that the ease
would have to he tried the coming
term. In addition to Mr. Lawrence,
who lias recovered, there will be an
enormous array of witnesses on both
sides. The full civil list is as follows:
William R. Pursel.surviving admin
istrator of Daniel Pursel, deceased,
now Blanche E. Pursel, substituted
plaintiff, vs. The Reading Iron Com
pany. Trespass. Baldy, Davis and
Johnson for the plaintiff and Scarlet
and Kisner for the defendant.
Dennis Bright vs. Franlkin B. Maus,
et al. Ejectment. Hinckley for plain
tiff and R. S. Ammerman for defend
H. B. Mordan vs. County of Mon
tour. Trespass. Chrisman for plaintiff
and R. S. Ammerman for defendant.
Albert H. Deeter vs. County of
Montour. Trespass. E. S. Gearhart
for* plaintiff and R. S. Ammerman for
John C. Zauer vs. The Philadelphia
and Reading Railway Company. Tres
pass. E. S. Gearhart for plaintiff and
Wolverton for defendant.
Kate E, Watson vs. Philadelphia
and Reading Railway Company. Tres
pass. Baldy and Hinckley for plaintiff
and Wolverton for defendant.
O. L. Muffley et al. vs. C. Yagle.
Appeal. Hinckley for plaintiff and R.
S. Ammerman for defendant.
Daniel W. Rauk et al. vs. Caroline
Meginness et al. Ejectment. E. S.
Gearhart for plaintiff and Hinckley
for defendant.
The two trespass cases instituted by
Sophia G. Eckman against the Lehigh
& Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. and the Cross
Creek Coal Co., respectively, continu
ed fiom term to term for several years
past, it is stated, will also come up
for trial next week.
As a result of the abundant rains
the country never presented a more
flourishing appearance than at present.
The corn and oats, it is true, appear
somewhat retarded due to the cool
weather, but a little later they will
regain what has been lost. The grass
aud wheat both promise a good crop.
The wheat, especially, never present
ed a more luxuriant appearance. It is
already in heads and advanced well
along toward maturity.
Owing to the fact that the season
opened three weeks earlier than usual
it would not be surprising if harvest
should come on by the first of July.
The wheat fields present a beautiful
sight. A drive'of ten miles from Dan
ville in any direction reveals the same
state of things. Nowhere is there a
failure of wheat visible. Reports from
other localities are the same. In gen
eral the prospects are brighter at this
time of the year thau for many sea
sons past.
The prospects have had a depressing
effect on prices. Wheat, which last
year sold as high as SI.OO per bushel,
has dropped to a'dollar. The latter is
the price paid by local dealers.
As it the visible sup
ply of winter wheat is 20,500,000
bushels greater thanjat this time last
year. It is estimated that 100,000,000
bushels of the present crop will be
carried over into next year.
Blaiue A. James aud Miss Matilda
Pritcliard, daughter of Mr. aud Mrs.
Benjamin F. Pritcliard, Pine street,
were married yesterday morning at
o'clock in Christ (Memorial) church
by the rector, Rev. Edward Ilaughton.
The ceremony was marked by sim
plicity, but a large number of the
friends and relatives of the contracting
' parties gathered at the church to wit-
I ness the tieing of the knot. The bride
[ was given away by her father. Music
was rendered during the ceremony by
| W. J. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs James left at noon yes
| terilay for a trip to Niagara Falls and
Both the bride and groom are wide
ly known and highly esteemed young
people of this city. They will reside
at Harrisbnrg, Illinois, where the
groom recently engaged in the retail
mercantile business.
i Mrs. Anna Mayser, of Reading, is
going to Cleveland, there to see her
brother whom |she has not seen for
forty-six years.