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|VOL. 56—NO :U
WITNESS iWORRIES INTO SUI-
ClDE.—Worried because he is an im
portant witness in an approaching
murder trial in the courts of Luzerne
county, Koro Kavacs, of West Ber
wick, attempted to commit suicide by
shooting himself, but his boarding
mistress wrested the revolver from his
grasp and had him locked up.
PREVENT DUAL DROWNING.—
Lee Cieasy and John Rinard, of
Bloomsburg, saved the lives of Aden
McCloughau and Harry Search, both
of Catawissa, when they were swept
into the deep water opposite the river
bridge while wading. They were in
the last stages of drowning when the
rescues were effected.
BOASTED TOO SOON.—"Yes I am |
good for another day or two in the i
harvest field," boasted Charles Slioup, i
of Baugor, an active septuagenarian ;
aud Civil War veteran. Soon after he j
fell from a load of oats and fractured '
EASILY DISLOCATED—Joseph F.
Evans, a contractor, of Norristown,
weighing nearly 300 pounds, in turn
ing suddenly in bed, dislocated his
shoulder. It required three doctors to |
readjust the joint at the Norristown j
HORSE VISITS BARBER SHOP.—
While a horse was being offered for j
sale at a bazaar on East Main street, '
Norristown the animal dashed through
a barber shop window and $25 was
lost on the deal. At the time of the i
accident $222.50 was bid for tho horse.
After the excitement attending the j
runaway was over it was again offer- '
ed and was bought for .$195.50.
STOLE GINSENG.—At Wellsboro
thieves stole SIOO worth of roots from j
a ginseng bed owned by Mrs. Rumsey, ,
widow of the late Orrin D. Rumsev,
beside practically destroying all the
remaining plants. The Rumsey gin- :
seng bed was pronounced the finest in !
northern Pennsylvania, aud Mrs. !
Rumsey would soon have realized a
nice sum from it.
SMALL PIN PARALYZES. —Wil
liam Bechtel, a prominent hotelkeeper '
of Nesquehoning, had his entire left
side paralyzed in a peculiar manner. ;
Lying ou a couch he was playing with 1
his little daughter when the point of
a breastpin, worn by the child, pene- j
trated his breast near the heart, strik- j
ing one of the nerves leading to the '
GOT THE AXE. While Willie ,
Thomas, an eight-year-old son of Rob- j
ert Thomas, of Martin's Corner, near |
West Chester, was playing in a local 1
blacksmith shop with some other chil- j
dren, a little girl companion exclaim
ed: "Put your foot on that block and
I will cut it off." Willie accepted!
this dare of the girl and placed his !
foot upon the block, when the girl
wielded an axe and cut off his toe.
BURSTING WHEEL KlLLS.—Wil
liam L. Donmoyer, of Lebanon, was
instantly killed by the bursting of a
flywheel. He discovered that the eng- I
ine furnishing power to his train of I
rolls was miming "wild" and rushed '
to shut off the steam and was doing so
when the wheel burst into fragments.
One of the flying pieces fractured his j
WANTED TO BE SHOT.—At the
home of David Moser, of Montour
township, Columbia county, a well
dressed young man inquired if Mr.
Moser would do him a favor. Inquir
ing its nature the latter was astounded
to hear the young man reply "I want j
you to shoot me. " lustead Moser turu- I
ed him over to physicians. He was I
cared for and held under restraint, !
and later it was learned that he was
Charles Jacuel, of Shaniokin.who had j
escaped seveial days before from the |
care'of the physician by whom he was
being treate.d and who, it is feared, j
had fallen in a mine breach.
DREAM OF DEATH VERIFIED.—
Several evenings ago Mrs. Rose Bun
nell, of Conyngham, dreajied that a
little spirit was hovering around her
pillow, and when she reached for it it
teemed togo higher and far ont of her
reach. Tho form was thai of little
Rose Bunnell Wilcox, of N weit, her
namesake, aud ot whom s wa very
foud. Tho dream imprt sM il M.-s. Bun
nell very much, anil slu? run i.\;ed ill
next morning that she remarked the
next morning that she believed little
Rose was dead. Great was her sur
prise upon receiving word of the
death, Rose having died the night of
DESERTED AT ALTAR—Miss
Mary Shuman, aged 21 years, balked
at the marriage altar and refused to
marry Barnaba Herman, of Altoona,
after they had obtained a license to
wed. Their house had been furnished
but the balking bride said her mother
thought she was too young to wed.
ASK HEAVY DAMAGES.—Mr. aud
Mrs. Oscar MeCorkle, of Coatesville,
have instituted suit against the bor
ough officials to recover $3,500 dam
ages for injuries received by Mrs. Me-
Corkle last winter when she 'slipjied
on a pile of ico aud snow aud fell,
fracturing her arm.
LOST TO NANS
Nauticoke, 12; Danville, 4.
Bloomsburg, 10; Berwick, 4.
Nescopeck, 4: Shickshinny, 1.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. P.O. I W. 1,. P.O.
Danville. .20 fi .7<s» I Shick'ny.. .12 .f>7i
NttiitK'"ke..l7 10 .i!2!i Bloom. .1111 ..wo
Berwick....l 3 V .620 | Nescopeck .« 16 .3:11 j
From the sublime to the ridiculous, j
from even, heady, steady base ball on j
Friday to a dou f-care-how-tnauy-runs- j
they-get game on Saturday, was the j
depressing step that the Danville team j
took over Friday night.
One cau scarcely stretch the im
agination to realize that it was the
same team giving Nanticoke a 13 to 4
score ou Saturday that the day before j
had lambasted Kutz for 10 runs and J
errorlessly held the Nans to one earn- I
To none of the ordinary vagaries of
base ball can Saturday's farce be at
tributed. It was not an example of the j
slump to which all teams are suseepti- !
ble. It was just a concerted willing- '
ness to assume the role of door mat 1
for Nanticoke. Honest effort that fails
is to be lauded every time,but a refus
al to try should be hit on the head
whenever it appears.
Of the Danville players who had a
chance to get actively into Saturday's j
game but three stand out as the only
ones who played as if they had some
interest in winning the contest. They
are Captain Nipple, Pitcher Rowe and
Catcher Dooley, who worked hard to
own positions to the best of I
their ability and encouraged the rest
of the team to do their share.
The story of the activities if these
men very nearly tells Danville's part
of the story. Tho live Danville hits
were divided between them. Nipple
scored two of Danville's runs and
brought in a third ; Rowe scored the
Both sides were retired iu order iu
the first. In Nantieoke's half of the
second Shemansbi opened with a Texas
leaguer into centre. Walsh struck out
and Smith was hit by a pitched ball,
putting men on first aud second. Mor
ris drove a grounder to Livengood who
threw to second, the ball going high
over Umlaut's head. Tho Nauticoke
ground rules stipulate that on a pass
ed ball a runner can go as far as he ,
likes, and Shemanski scored on this
misplay. Davis then sent a sizzler
across the third bag into left field,
which Mackert fielded with such pro
nonueed indifference that both Smith
aud Morris scored. Captain Nipple
promptly benched the apathetic Mack
ert aud sent Ainsworth to do relief
duty in left. Jenkins laid a grounder
to Veitli who made an overthrow to
first which allowed Davis to tally.
The innings ended when Jenkins was
caught off second aud Skelton fanned.
After that innings the game went to
pot It is only fair to say that Rowe
worked hard, but he was given the
shadiest kind of support. No earnest ;
effort was made to stay Nantieoke's j
mounting score, nor did Danville |
players strive conscientiously to de- I
posit local tallies at the plate.
A handicap which could not be help- j
ed was Ainsworth in left field. The J
big pitcher is not trained to trot in I
the far reaches, and through no fault !
of his many balls got away from him j
that would have been nailed by an !
Danville hit iu hard luck all during j
the garno. The first innings can be tak
en as au example, when Umlauf, Liv
engood aud Nipple all drove long flies :
to the field which were taken in order 1
by left,right and center ou hard tries.
Tony Walsh's home rnu made in the
sixth, was one of the longest hits ever !
made at Edgewater park.
AB. R. H. O. A. E. ,
Umlauf, ss . 5 l 0 2 4 0
Livengood, 2b. . .5 0 0 (i 2 1 !
Nipple, lb 8 2 2 4 1 0
\S nguer, cf .4 0 0 2 0 0
Bn nnan, rf ... 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly, rf . .1 0 0 0 0 0
Vciih. 8b 3 o 0 0 2 1
.Mackert. If . ...I 0 0 0 0 0
\iii-worth, If 3 0 0 0 11
Dooley, e. I 0 2 i) I 0
j Howe, p 3 11 J 3 1
Totals 33 4 o 24 14 4
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Skelton, ss 5 l 2 g 5 1
; Busk irk, If 5 0 1 2 0 0
j Pay ton, cf 3 1 0 2 0 0
Shemanski, 3b 4 8 8 1 3 0
! Walsh, lb 4 2 2 II 0 1
j Smith, rf 3 a 1 2 0 0
| Morris, 2b 4 2 11 2 1
I Davis, c 3 116 11
| Jenkins, p... 4 11 0 1 0
Totals 35 13 12 27 12 4
I Danville 0 001 2COI o—4
i Nanticoke 04201 128 x—l 3
1 Earned runs—Nanticoke <». Left on
base—Danville 5, Nanticoke 2. Stolen
bases— Breunan, Nipple 2, Skelton.
Sacrifice hits—Rowe. Two base hits-
Davis, Morris, Shemanski. Three base
hits — Dooley, Walsh. Home run—
Walsh. Struck out—by Rowe 8, by
DANVILLF, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 4. 1910
I John A. Lamberson, son of Harvey !
C. Lauiberson, and who until recently i
was employed in this city, committed :
suicide in Bloomsburg Sunday aft- |
The tragedy which was committed
about 4 o'clock,was attended with the |
most spectacular features and seems to
have grown out of a love affair.
The deed was witnessed by William 1
Barber,who was standing on his front
porch. The youth bent upon taking
his own life was observed liesurely
walking along Catherine street. When
near Eighth street lie deliberately pro
dnoed a revolver and placing the muz
zle to his right temple fired the fatal I
shot. He fell to the sidewalk, death i
The body was carried into Hart- I
man's planing mill. In the suicide's
pocket was found a card bearing his
name and stating that he was a mem- j
ber in good standing of Mahoning
tribe, No. 77, Improved Order of Red j
Men, of Danville. The card also con- i
tained the names of his parents, and
asked that they be informed ot his '
death. He gavo his age as nineteen
years and represented that he had at- i
tended the Soldiers' Orphan schools at
Chester Springs and at Scotland, leav
ing the latter institution at the age of
Since leaving school, according to
the card, he had belonged to a couple
of shows. Latterly he was employed
by the A. C. & P. Co., of Milton, un- t
der the name of John Miller.
The rash act was committed three !
doors from the dwelling on Catherine
street where resides Miss Rebecca
Evans, a highly respectable young
woman, with whom the suicide was 1
in love, but who it seems did not re
ciprocate his affections.
An investigation brought out the
fact that young Lamberson went to
Bloomsburg from Milton Friday. Oil
the evening of that day he called upon !
Miss Evans but was not warmly re
ceived. On Saturday noon he reap- 1
peared delivering a letter in which i
were protestations of love. Finding
himself again repulsed lie threatened
to shoot himself anil actually produc- i
ed a 88-calibre revolver, which Miss •
Evans wrested from him and suceeded
in hiding. . Saturday [evening ho re-j
appeared but did not find Miss Evans
at home; later, however, he met her
on the street and followed her for ;
some distance begging that she return
the revolver, which she refused to do. j
Sunday he hovered about Miss
Evans' home for several hours before i
taking his life.
The Red Men of Danville were noti- I
tied of the sail affair and they in turn
broke the news to the parents, who j
resido a couple of miles down the liv- |
er. About seven o'clock Undertaker
George W. Roat left for Bloomsburg
to take charge of the remains. Prior
to his arrival there the body had been :
removed from the planing mill to the j
undertaking establishment of G. G. '
Baker on West street.
John A. Lamberson, the suicide, was
well known in Danville. Until a com
paratively recent, date he was employ- j
ed at the Reading Iron works. He was 1
a generous young fellow and was well '
CUSTER REPORTS TODAY
Pitcher "Rube" Custer, with whom :
Manager Hoffman of the Danville base
ball team has hail negotiations since i
his release by Berwick on Monday,
last evening agreed to report for prac
tice with the Danville team this after
Since Custer demanded and obtained ,
his release from Berwick on Monday
the base hall backers at Berwick have I
: been importuning him to reconsider
: liis decision and remain in that town, j
! Certain differences which existed be
tween Custer and Berwick could not
,be adjusted and the outcome will be
('uster's appearance with the local
i team today.
THE LAST RITES
John A. Lamberson was consigned
j to the giavo in Odd Fellows' cemetery
yesterday afternoon. The funeral took
I place at 2 o'clock from the residence
j of Joseph Erlston,Hemlock street, and
i was private.
I The services were conducted by tho
i Rev. Charles Cameron Suavely, pastor
of Trinity Methodist Episcopal church.
At the request of the parents, the
' order of Red Men, to which the de
ceased belonged, did not turn out in a
| body. The pall bearers, however, were
j chosen from the lodge and were as
j follows: Roy Fox, Atwood Rhodes,
James Rouusley and Charles Foust.
Isn't it really true that ninny a wo
man is ready to dye when she touu s
I to the tinning point?
; Jenkins <'■. Bases on halls off Rowe 3,
| off Jenkins 4, Passed balls—Dooley.
i Wild pitch—Rowe. Tiiuo of game—
| For a normal anil healthy man to j
! abstain from food for one week and j
j during this time not only to indulge j
I in his routine of exercise but also to I
' perform the ''nties of his vocation is a j
feat that is apt to cause no little won- J
i derment, even in these days when we I
have become accustomed to marvels. '
Among other things it illustrates the
extent to which the necessity of tak
ing food —daily or less frequently—is
In the concrete example before us
no less a familiar personage than Post
Office Clerk K. B. Diehl is the hero.
Patrons of the post office who as late i
; as Saturday night might have observ- i
led him at his work would not have j
1 dreamed that he had not taken a !
< mouth full of food since early Monday j
morning. Had they observed closely I
they might have noticed that his eyes I
| had assumed a peculiar look ; also that '
long tense lines had grown into his I
I face, which together with obvious loss '
jof flesh, imparted to him an appear
ance that was scarcely natural. Other
! wise, however, lie was his natural
It should be explained that Mr. |
Diehl entered upon his volunary ab
stinence from food for very good rea
sons. This article has alluded to him
as a "normal and healthy" man, all !
of which is true to the letter barring
an occasional attack of indigestion. It
was Mr. Diehl's very "good health that
made him impatient of indigestion.
After trying a few familiar remedies
he decided to adopt heroic measures.
It was food, he reasoned, that had
| caused his stomach togo wrong ; there- j
fore, he would abstain from food and J
: give his stomach a prolonged rest. \
How long he could hold out he did
1 not know; it was to be an experiment. >
Dming Monday aud Tuesday, the !
ttist two days of his fast, Mr. Diehl
states, he experienced usual symptoms j
of hunger—a "gnawing" at the stom
ach—which was at times exceedingly
unpleasant. By Wednesday this passed
! away and he has had no desire to eat
since. He began by drinking all the
water that lie could get away with,
but oddly enough after the second or
' third day water palled, seeming high '
ly objectionable to his stomach,
j The fact must not be lost sight of j
that Mr. Diehl is slightly inclined to
1 corpulency, although by dint of mode- j
! rate eating and systemtie exercise he
I had reduced his weight very much
' when lie entered upon his fast. Up to |
; Saturday night he had lost seven
i pounds, a trifle over a pound per day. !
Notwithstanding his long fast he re
tains his strength in a surprising de
gree. Ho plays tennis and rows on tlie
! river, a little less stenuously probably j
but with quite as much zest as when ;
he enjoyed three meals a day. He is j
I conscious of diminution of strength j
! when it comes to hustling mail bags, j
j but in the peformance of lighter dut- j
ies he feels no fatigue. He seems to
"feel" the peculiar stare in his eyes— |
visible to others—and at times his vis- j
ion is slightly distorted. Whatever
there may be of discomfort in these
j symptoms, however,is more than com
' pensated for in the keen intellect and
| acuteness of feeling that follow as the
| result of the fast.
| Mr. Diehl is a gentleman of integ
; rity quite as much interested in the
j scientific as the curative phase of his
1 experiment. That all the facts relat
ing to the fast can be implicitly re-
J lied upon no one acquainted with the
circumstances for a monent doubts.
NEW YORK, Aug. 3.
I Italy cannot now legally demand the I
| extradition of Porter Charlton. The j
legal time limit expired at midnight j
I last night and no demand from the ,
, Italian government had been re reived i
by the United States District Attorney 1
from the State of New Jersey,
i No steps will bo taken for the prison
j er's release, however, until September |
JO, when any one of three courses may
]be pursued. His lawyers may demand j
j his release on the ground that there is 1
no charge cgaiiut him; they may ob- |
I tain a writ < 112 habeas corpus or they >
; may institute proceedings to ascertain t
I his sanity.
J Charlton is confined in the Hudson j
J county (N. J). j til,where ho has been i
' since his airest aud confession of mur- i
d'l ing iiii wife, Mary Scott Castle 1
i Charlton, s.t I.ake Cotuo, taly.
Jacob C. Miller of the Peoples' Bank,
who possesses uiuuh ability as an artist
and has produced it number of meritor
ious pictures in his time,has just com
pleted a painting that is being very
much admiml. Tlio picture represents
a charming bit of landscape with a
. ilock of sheep in the foreground. Tlio
j pose of the animals is most life-like,
' wihle tho sky effect and all the details
, j of the picture seem absolutely true to
FOR LAST MONTH
j The local registrar's report to the
j bureau of vital statistics for the month
'of July is unique in that, along with
) a phenomenally low death rate, but
j one case of communicable disease is
[ The number of deaths thatjoccurred I
in the district during the mouth was :
eighteen. Of this number six took '
place at the hospital for the insane. [
With the exception of the month of |
May, when fifteen deaths occurred and j
June when the report showed seven
teen deaths, the mortality during last |
month was lower than at any time j
j this year.
The single case of communicable dis- j
| ease reported was typhoid fever. One
| deatli from typhoid was also reported,
j but it related to a case that figured in
I last month's report. It is very rare, J
j indeed, during the course of a year
' that a month occurs in which typhoid j
| fever does not figure in the report, j
The gratifying feature of the proseut
report is that the disease is limited to j
j one case.
The showing relating to the public j
health could not be more reassuring.
It is a season of the year when physi- ]
j cians can enjoy a well-earned rest.
Up to the present not. a single case
of infantile paralysis, which at many
places is alarmingly prevalent, has
; been reported in this district. The lat- j
I ter disease along with pellagra and j
. hook worm now must be reported to ;
the local registrar. Dr. Shultz last
| evening stated that while cases of in
fantile paralysis have occurreil in this j
district neither pellagra nor hook worm '
have been known to develop here.
During June eleven biiths were re- !
! ported, which is just one-half the num- j
her returned for May. In April there j
were twenty-four births. The average
of biiths for the year is generally
above the death rate.
IN NEW HOME
Myrtle Lodge No. 553, I. O. O. V..
is now snugly quartered in its new
home formerly known as the Conkling j
building, which it purchased a few
j months ago. The first regular charter
meeting was held in the new quaiteis j
' Saturday night.
The rooms have been renovated and
handsomely furnished. The spacious
j lodge room, 51x23 feet, presents a most
attractive and co/.v appearance, the ,
I floor being covered with a new Wilton
1 velvet Brussels carpet of Porisan de
I The rooms are lighted with Tung
i sten burners of (iO watts. The switch
board is conveniently placed and the j
lights can be regulated to suit the var
| ious requirements of the lodge room.
■ The system embraces a modern "dim
| mer;" by merely pressing the button
! a few or all the ligtlis can be thrown
! into commission and they can bo made
I to burn at any degree of brilliancy de-
NINETY IN THE SHADE
That we are having our full share of
humid, sultry and oppressive days this
season no one who is exposed to out
of-door temperatures will be disposed
to question. The weather yesterday
did its very worst, mercury climbiug
up to uiuety in the shade, while the
humidity prevailing added very much
to the oppressiveness. Siuco the mid
dle of June we have had rather more
than the usual proportion of such kind
of weather. From now on we should
j have cool nights, which ought to af-
I ford sonio relief. "The A'ind is blow
| ing over the oats stubble," a condition
I which is popularly believed to cause
j cool breeezs after nightfall.
I Owing to the oppressive weather
J conditions something less than full
I time has been made in our iron in-
I dustries during the last six weeks. It
! is especially hard on tho puddlers and
heat' rs and often several furnaces are
■ off at one time
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Mrs. Levi Riohard of Point town
| ship, died at her home, a short dist
ance below Chnlaskey about 12:30
I o'clock yesterday morning after an ill
! ness of ten days of perot in it is.
Tho deceased was forty years of age
| aud is survived by her husband and
j four daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Sara
i Belle and Bertha, all residing at homo;
j she is also survived by her father,
Sylvester Foaster of Muncy.
Tho funeral will take place tomor
row at 10 a. m.from tho family resi
dence. Interment at Sweuoda.
The three story brick builidng, No.
2(i!> Mill street, occupied by Foster
j Bros., was sold at public sale yester
day morning. It was kuooked down to
Harry Moyer of York for $4200.
Bidding was fairly brisk. The prop
erty staited at .*3OOO. rapidly climbing
to the figure at which it was sold.
I Ellis Reese was auctioneer.
It does not seem unlikely that the j
last will and testament of the late Ed- |
ward D. Kramer of the second ward, 1
Danville, may be made the subject of 1
litigation. By the provisions of the
will the Orphans' Home and Asylum
for the Aged and Infirm of the Evan
gelical .Lutheran Church at German
town is made the principal beneficiary.
The will was made March Ifi, 1901), ,
and was witnessed by Dr. Ira C. Diet- j
rich and William E. Elmes, Esq., of
Berwick. The trustees of the Orphans'
Home and Asylum for the Aged and
Infirm are naiuod as the executors.
The initial step in the matter was !
taken Tuesday when a hearing was
held before Register W. L. Sidler in
the grand jury room for the purpose
of examining the subscribing witnesses
as to the testamentary capacity of the |
William Kase West, Esq., represent- j
ed the executors and Hon. H. M.
Hinckley some of the heirs, who ob
ject to the probating of the will. Each
of the subscribing witnesses testified
that to the best of his knowledge and
judgment the testator was of sound
and disposing mind and memory at the
time the will was made. During cross- j
examination it developed that some of
the heirs sought to contest the probat- ;
ing of the will on the ground that the j
testator was not of sound and dispos- !
The hearing will be continued on
another date to be selected, when oth
er wituesss will testify for the contest
The will provides that the widow
of the testator shall have the use of
house No. ?4'.t,Eiist Market street,dur
ing her life.
The widow also receives a dowery
to be drawn from the residue of prop
erty of the sum of SIS per mouth as j
long as she lives.
Each of tlie grandchildren as well
as the surviving daughter is remem
bered with a certain sum. To the Tr
inity Lutheran Church of Danville is
bequeathed j?100 to be used for the
poor of the church.
To Orphan's Home and Asylum tor
Aged and Infirm at Geruiautown is be
queathed all the residue of property,
both real and personal, which institu
tion is to pay a dowery to the widow
as long as she lives. At Iter deceasejt
is to inherit the residue of the house
and property, real and personal.
| ...JERSONJiLS !
Miss Mary (i. Shoner, Lower Mul
berry street, will leave today for a
several days' visit with Mrs. Caroline
McMahon at Watsontown.
Fred Wood-ide left yesterday for a
ten days' trip to Philsidelp'iia and At
Mrs. Clara Brandon, Mrs. K. B.
Diehl, Mrs. L. A. Ye'.ser and Miss
Mary Holloway were among the ex
cursionists to Eagles Mere yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sayre, of Phil
, adelphia, are guests of Mr. ami Mrs.
i Charles A. Hartt, Church street.
11. W. Sehoffstall, of Sunbury, was
a Danville visitor yesterday.
Mrs. Einrua Morton and son Arthur,
and Mrs. Anna Morton, of Sunbury,
spent yesterday with friends in South
Misses Sara and Nina Thompson re
turned to Philadelphia yesterday after
: a visit with their sister, Mrs. M. F.
Gulick of the south side.
Miss Dora Schatz, Cherry street.left
i yesterday for a visit with her uncle,
i Edward Schatz, Philadelphia.
Miss Anna lleimbach, Spruce street,
is visiting relatives at Wolverton.
, Miss Jennie Steinbach, of Potts
i '.[rove, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
; Horace Bennett, Church street.
Miss Ethel Gulick, Rushtowu, left
; yesterday for a visit with friends iu
Miss Ethel Van Fleet,of Jersey City,
i is visiting at the Shepard home. Vine
Misses Gussie Lunger and Ethel
! Reppert have returned after a short
j visit in Bloonisburg.
Miss Margaret Shepard, of Philadel
j phia, is visiting her mother, Mrs.
I Mary Shepard. Vino street.
Big White Sucker.
While fishing down the river Tues
j day Arthur Peters, Jr., caught a large
| white sucker, measuring nearly twen
!ty inches iu length and weighing 1
| pounds. The fish was quite a curiosity,
'as no one can recall having seen a
white sucker of more than half the
Of a woman who makes a call you
can seldom say that she "goes without
ESTABLISHED IN 1855
Rabbits, which last year were very
plentiful, this season are found to be
still more numerous and rare sport is
anticipated during the limiting sea
The restraining force of the rigid
game law seems sufficient to keep
hunters out of the field until the sea
son opens, November Ist. The dogs,
however, which are no respecters of
statutes, are already on the job and
are causing much annoyance among
Just here it might be expedient to
warn owners of dogs habitually roam
ing at large that they are in danger of
losing their animals, valuable or oth
erwise, for the framers are up in arms
and declare that they will shoot the
The AMERICAN has been asked
to advert to the matter, not alone by
those who have an interest in the pro
tection of game only but also by the
farmers, who state that the dogs are a
positive pest, trailing through the
fields, several frequently being in one
pack. They declare their intention of
seeking relief with the shot gun,shoot
ing a few of the dogs, if the later are
not kept away.
Several dogs were shot last fall and
considerable ill-feeling was engender
ed ; landowners declare that they do
not desire to adopt such drastic mea
sures unless all others fail. Among the
owners of dogs there may be some un
aware of the fact that their dogs have
the hunting habit and who from HOW
on will make an effort to keep their
dogs from pursuing game illegally.
A farmer yesterday stated that the
' town dog" is not the only offender
in this line,but that a surprising num
ber of the four-legged violators of the
game law are dogs that belong to the
country and that the latter are prob
ably the worst of the lot. Iu the ag
gregate the slaughter of cottontails at
this season is said to be considerable,
many a wily and industrious cur in
one day running down more than his
master is permitted to bag in the same
time during the hunting season.
Owing to low water the coal dredges
are unable to get into shore at present
but are anchored out in the stream.
The natural inference would be that
the river is too low for the dredges to
operate. This, however, is not the
case,as they were designed with speci
al reference to drought conditions and
draw but a foot or so of water.
They could navigate in midstream
very easily lit it is explained that the
deposit of rivi r coal at this place is
nearly exbnuste ! for the present. The
dredges have done a very large busi
ness this season. The only coal that
remains is mixed with sand and gravel
. to such an extent that it cannot be ex
tracted with much profit. About the
only thing that retnaius to be done is
to await another fresh with the hope
that more coal will be carried down
from the mines.
STREAMS ARE LOW
The protracted drought is having an
appreciable effect on the river, which
: is falling at the rate of a couple of
| inches per day. „The rocks above the
bridge,a familiar sight only when the
river is very low, are now visible
| above the surface of the water.
Mahoning creek is almost dry,while
5 the springs aud small streams through
out the country are beginning to fail.
1 Except in such localties as have been
visited by heavy showers corn, buck
i wheat and late potatoes will yield
Conditions on the whole are hut lit
tle better than they were last season
at this time. The dust lies deep upon
the roads and is hardly to bo endured.
Along with the failing of erops comes
the scarcity of water, which is apt to
entail grent inconvenience upon the
Yesterday's issue of the Bloomsburg
Daily Sentinel ha- the following to
say of Gomer Metherel, formerly of
; this city:
"Gomer Metherel, son of Mrs. A.
i D. Shuamn, of this city, returned to
Chicago Tuesday, where ho will com
, plete his oomse at the Bennett Medio
'■ al College. When lie graduates next
spring young Metherel will have been
the youngest student ever graduated
from that school. He is not yet 20
years of ago, and has already arranged
to take a year's course as resident
surgeon in a Chicago Hospital. He
spent his vacation with his mother."
j City Clerk Harry B. Patton was tak
en very seriously ill on Tuesday night,
( being seized with an attack of acute
| indigestion, to which he is subject.
His condition was much improved yes