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VOL. 56—NO 33
BULL'S HORN CAUSES LOCK
JAW.—Joseph Wolfe, 15 years old, of
Pittsburg, is dying in Pittsburg from
tetanus caused by being gored by a
bull. The case is so unusual that scores
of doctors have examined the case.
CARRIE NATION AT DELA
WARE GAP.—Carrie Nation, the
world's famous woman saloon smash
er, is summering at Delaware \N ater
Gap, where she arrived last week. As
yet Carrie has not interfered with the
liquor traffic in that vicinity, but the
liotel men are watching her every
RUSH BEFORE AUTO FATAL.—
Frank Lenhardt, of Norristowu, rush
ed directly in front of a slow moving
automobile and was immediately kill
CAR SMASHES PORCH—A heavi
ly loaded trolley car coming down
from Flagstaff Park at Maucli Chunk,
jumped the track, kept on across the
street and tore down the porch of the
residence of Harry Teenev, on Broad
way. No oue was hurt.
UNHURT IN AUTO DIVE.—J. H.
Bronimer,of Landingville,rolled down
a thirty-five foot embankment in a
heavy automobile, and although the
automobile was smashed to pieces he
escaped without the slightest injury.
HICCOUGHED TO DEATH—AbeI
Mutton of East Bangor, died from an
attack of hiccoughs following cholera
morbus. He had the paroxysms for
three days without relief and was in a
state of coma the last twenty-four
BABY FATALLY BURNS GRAND
PARENT.—WhiIe pressing her bus- ;
band's suit, Mrs. John Evans, of Ban- j
gor, had her clothes set afire from
gasoline which was upset from a cup
by her three-year-old grandson. She
HAT AS GOOD AS JAIL KEY.—
Brought back from New York to an
swer the charge of aiding her husband j
to walk out of the Schuylkill county j
jail in the disguise of a visitor, Mrs. I
Ray K. Higgius said: "Why all I did
was to take my husband's hat into I
him, and I did that openly. Every- j
body could see me bring it in. A hat j
is certainly not a jail breaking weap- 1
CATCHES LARGE CARP.-In try- ;
ing to land a six-pound carp at Spruce |
Creek Miss Bessie Gallagher, of Al- ;
'oona, was almost dragged into the j
Juniata river several times. The fish j
took the bait on a fly and a royal bat- ;
tie followed. Miss Gallagher, being
quite a piscatorial artist, eventually \
landed her prize, the largest of the !
species caught there this summer.
DROPS FIFTY FEET, UNHURT. ;
—Caught on a high trestle with a J
train rapidly approaching anil 110 j
avenue of escape from being run over j
except to swing from the crossties, j
John Shetwood, a negro youth, fell *
fifty feet. Despite the torrilflc fall he !
escaped without a broken bono and !
after dusting off his clothes he con- j
tinued his journey without assistance
or medical attention.
COURT HOUSE A PRISON.-With
the county jail at Pottsville crowded
with 225 prisoners, the authorities will
be obliged to put new prisoners, who
jontinue to be rapidly committed, in
to special rooms in .the courthouse.
This is a condition of affairs which
has never been equaled in this county
and the authorities are unablo to ac
count for the wave of crime.
IDENTIFIED BY TEETH.—An un
known man who fell dead at the St.
Clair Reading railway station, last
June,and was buried at the almshouse
iias been identified as Samuel Hazon.
A letter received from Hazon's sister 1
in Philadelphia, loaves no doubt that
he was her brother. A queer coincid
ence about Hazon's sudden death is
that his brother also died at Chicago
in the same sudden manner. Hazon
was peculiarly attired in a green-strip
ed suit, brown shoes and white neck
tie, and hail two gold-filled teeth that
led to his identification.
EARTH SWALLOWS MAN AND
HORSE—While plowing near Swatara
the earth gave way beneath .T. A.
Balsbaugh, and horse, man and plow
were precipitated about nine feet. The
horse struggled until it died,but Bals
baugh escaped injury. This is the sec
ond time that an occurence of the kind
has happened in that section,and it is
feared that there is some underground
cavity into whieh the earth's surface
BABY SWALLOWS CHURCH
MONEY.—Swallowing eiglu copper
cents which were laid aside for church
colleotion, little Dora Storie, of Min
ersviile.laid at death's door for sever
al hours. The family physician was
quickly summoned and he gave the tot
an emetio and she succeeded in raising
After reaching the top,a man is apt
to foiget his friends at the bottom.
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REV.R. H. WILSON
IN THE PULPIT
The Rev. Raymond H. Wilson of
Gap, a former resident of this city,
addressed a large congregation at the
Mahoning Presbyterian church yester
i day morning. Naturally not only the
I members of the Mahoning church, but
| also our townspeople in general feel a
! keen interest in Mr. Wilson's minis
j terial career. It is noted with pride
i that he has developed into a promising
| pulpit orator. His sermon Sunday,
which had as its theme, "The Dying
, Thief," bore the stamp of originality
j and was delivered with true eloquence.
The text will be found in St. Luke
j 23: 43: "And Jesus said Unto him,
Verily I say unto Thee, today Thou
Shalt bo With me in Paradise." Fol
lowing is the sermon in part:
"I may be asking a hard thing of
you," the speaker began, "to come to
Calvary and not keep the eye fixed on
the Christ,but on the dying thief. But
we can do so if we remember (not
dishonoring Christ) that we could see
and learn nothing but for his presence.
In his light we see light.
"The dying thief has played a
prominent part through the ages in
the discussion of the plan of salvation
through Jesus Christ. He has been the
hope of every hardened heart, the sanc
tion sufficient of eleventh hour death
bed repentance. And as men are al
ways justly su 4 - lic.ous of that which
comes too easy Christ and his salva
tion have been impeached. Men have
felt that Jesus in this instance abrog
ated essential and eternal law to est
ablish a mere anarchy of grace.
"God's spirit may so illume, raise
and support us that we may see how
the claims of order and law are recon
ciled with the unconditional promises
of grace. How lie who declared that
not oue jot or tittle should fail of the
law could justly and rationally say to
the dying thief, 'Today slialt thou be (
with me in Paradise.' We must ever
remind oursevles that Christ founded
His Kingdom in spirit wholly by il- j
lustiatious drawn from the natural I
and the social order. We look in vain i
among his sayings for dogmas or ipso !
dixits. The birds of the ait, the flow- j
ers of the field and the incidents of j
common life body forth His truth. '
Beneath the various phenomena of na- j
turo anil society is what we call life j
with its depth and mystery. All na- j
ture is but the various forms of com- I
mon clay. Its own life gives life to j
each of their vaiied forms. Organic '
chemistry tells how different organic !
substances are duo to different cryst- |
alizatious of the atom within the mol- j
ecule. The ordor of the onion and the
fragance of the violet mav be the same I
materials differently combined. Yet
all this could justly be called a fancy.
No one ever saw or will see a molecule
lot alone an atom. But because this is
science in order to save our reputation
for enlightenment we must swallow it
without question. Cannot Christ thus
transform the life of man. Cannot the
baser as well as the better elements
crvstalize about Him when he acts up
on our lives.
"In the light of these considerations
wo are asked to look at the dying thief
in his ielation to their eternal facts;
first to society, second to his inuer
self; third, to Christ on the Cross.
"Society has a duty to the individu
al as well as the individual to society.
We get a more suggestive view of
the dying thief when we tutu away
from the reflex influence of society on
his destiny to the fact of his real in
ner self. How does lie stand revealed |
to the great eternal facts before Christ?
This alter all is the great question.
"Complaint, excuses and justifica
tion of wrong doing, however, refined
and rational, reveal the discouraging
fact that self is stil central in the
theme. We need not ask how or why
the dying thief could so thoroughly
deny self. Thoso occult powers of the
spirit come as softly and mysteriously
as the dews of heaven. The presenco
of the Christ accounts for it.
"How the bitter waters become
sweet and the corrosive places plain
when we acknowledge God in the
world with perfect submission and
without reservation. Wo cannot und
erstand all. Our railing does no good.
The future is an impenetrable pall.
Bitterness and railing accusation be
set us before our triumphant surrend
er. After all God is greater than all
evil. Ho abides forever as our sun and
"As to the relation of the dying
thief to Christ, surely this was not
loveless. It was not a caprice of grace.
[, "St. Paul has said that all Christ is
summed up in penitence to God and
l faith in Christ. Surely by the power of
the spirit the dying thief fulfilled the
condition perfectly. How tender and
characteristic of our Savior to honor
his faith and forgive his ignorance.
Ho had perhaps a crude idea of the
spiritual kingdom, yet the living sav
ior took, as it wore this child, weary
and bruised,in his arms when he said:
'not in the distressing distant future
but today wilt thou be with me in
Paradise, a walled, sheltered and pro
tected garden, where the wicked cease
from troubling and the weary are at
DANVILLE, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 18. 1910
| UNDER ARREST
Qnite a commotion was caused in
this city Saturday morning by the ar
rest of a couple of hoboes suspected of
being implicated in the burglaryat
the D. L. & W. station. The presence
of four detectives"industriously on the
job seemed to add to the importance of
the capture. The hoboes, each in him
self an interesting type, linally gained
Ever since the burglary Detectives
A damson and Spellman of the D. L.
& W. railroad company have been in
Danville working in conjunction with
detectives of the Pennsylvania Rail
road. who are trying to obtain a clew
to the burglars that cracked the safe
at the station at Catawissa a short
time ago. Their labors seemed barren
of results until last Saturday morning
when two hapless hoboes alighted from
a freight train, one of whom in a strik
ing manner resembled an individual to
whom suspicion pointed.
Detectives Adamson anil Spellman
quickly nabbed the hoboes and hustled
them off to the lockup, at the same
time notifying Detectives Keller and
Thorp of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
who came up from Sunbury on the
The four detectives accompanied by
Officer Miuceuioyer and Voris proceed
ed to the lockup where the hoboes
weie subjected to the worst grilling ,
they ever experienced. Unfortunately
for them they told irrational and con- j
One of the men gave his name as
.John Ryan; the other as James Leon
ard. Both assumed an air of injured t
innocence as they were led to the lock
up. They seemed to be in ignorance
of the robbery and inquired what had
occurred in town to lead to their ar
Ryan, who had a short fiery red
beard, was the man to whom suspicion
pointed. Despite a keen eye lie seem- 1
ed very obtuse and stupid, and when
requested to give an account of him
self on the night of the robbery lie 1
made such a bungling job of it that
for awhile it looked bad for him.
Both of the suspects were very anx
ious to bo classed as tramps merely. 112
One of them recollected that he had j
worked a little at haying somewhere
during the past summer; he had also I
worked for a contractor at Kingston,
but he wasn't sure whether lie had j
given his right name there or not. It |
did not seem very clear to the other |
fellow whether he had done any work j
or not during the present summer.
Ryan on being asked to explain why j
he had adopted the life of a tramp re- j
"I guess I hit the bottle a little too
■strong—like a good many others."
Officer' Thorp recognized Ryan as a ,
hunt recently detained in the lockup ;
at Sunbury," where he was traveling ,
with an umbrella mender and where |
his conduct seemed to bear out his ■
representations that he was only a J
tramp whose worst offense seemed to I
be that of getting drunk.
The hoboes were grilled for nearly ;
an hour, after which the detectives !
retired to talk the matter over. It was |
finally agreed that,although a few cir- |
cnmstances seemed suspicious, the ]
evidence against the men was not
strong enough to bold them on. They
were released during the afternoon.
TOM RYAN SCORES
Tom Ryan, Danville's Heavy weight 1
athlete, took two of the prizes offered j
for the events at the Bloomsburg fire
men's picnic at Columbia park on Sat
In the shot put Ryan took first place,
distance 35 feet. The prize was a
In the fat men's race Ryan again
captured first prize, a pair of cuff bot
FATAL COAST INTO AUTO
ALLENTCWN, Aug. 1«. !
Noble Moyer.a Western Union mess- (
enger, 14 years old, lost control of his j
bicycle coasting down the Lehigh :
mountain Sunday evening, and, strik
ing the auto of Milton G. Kline, suf- ]
fered a fractured skull, dying at the !
hospital during the night.
To avoid the accident Kline ditched
his machine,breaking the front wheels.
He stoped so suddenly that all its oc
cupants were thrown out, including
his mother, two sons and himself, all
sustaining painful injuries.
Of six autos that passed only one
stopped and its occupants, as soon as
| they saw there was a hospital case,
rushed on. The boy had to he taken
1 to the institution on a jolting wagon,
| although his chances for life would
| have been enhanced by a quick trip.
LEOPARD SCALPS CHILD—John
Eggensbreger.aged five years,of Beav
or Falls, leaned too close to a cage in
which a ferocious leopard was kept.
As a result the animal reached thiough
he bars and almost scalped the child.
So serious are the injuries inflicted
that hiß life is despaired of.
500 FROM HERE
HAD LOTS OF FUN
Danville, 5; Bloomsburg, 1.
I Berwick, 3; Shickshiuuy, 2.
I Nanticoke, 'J; Nescopeck, 1.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. 1.. P.C. I W. L. I'.C.
Nanticoke. .4 o i.ooo | Berwick ....2 2 .500
Bloom :l 1 .7501 Siiirk'ny. . I ;t .250
Danville . 2 2 .5001 Nescopeck 0 i .000
"Did you hear the score?" was the
sloagn thrown from the throats of the
500 houksy Danville rooters as they
surged from the Bloomsburg Athletic
Paik Saturday afternoon, after the
sizzling 5 to 1 spanking that Captain
Nipple and his trusty base ball yoemen
administered to the Bloomsburg Speed
Boys. "Did you hear the score?" was
the pertinent querry hurled from trol
ley car window and platform as the
specials and regulars sped toward Dan
ville,carrying the monster happy Dan
ville contingent back home. And from
Bloomsbuig's downcast denizens, as
they watched their hopes and hard
earned money depart, came back for
answer—a row of sickly grins.
There are just a few games in a sea
son that get iuto the ultra class and
nobody who was at Bloomsburg will
question tho assertion that this was
one of the few. The most potent cause
for Danville satisfaction in Saturday's
victory was the attack of acute con
fidence that broke out in the Blooms
burg camp before the game aud which
had assumed tho proportions of an
epidemic by the time the game was
Their exuberant spirits induced them
to risk large wads of their hard earn
ed cash on the result of the game, the
amount brought home by the Danville
sports being variously estimated at be
tween s<loo and SIOOO. Nor a bet that
could be found by the Danville con
tingent was left untakeu, and by the
time the game was called Bloomsburg
money was getting very scarce.
Another exhaust they provided for
their bubbling enthusiasm was the
baud, whose selections,however, were
confined to one time while they march
ed unto the field and just one more as I
the crowd was departing. The Blooms
burg enthusiasts had made all arrange- I
ments for a big parade to celebrate 1
their victory, but the pegeant did not !
have a chance to perform.
MONSTER DANVILLE CROWD.
The crowd that attended the game ;
from here was a large one. Starting
with t lie oil a o'clock trolley regulars ;
aud specials were jammed to over
flowing,'. About a hundred took the i
2:l<> D. L. & W. train. Included were (
men and women, y ..'ng and old, for 1
the word had been passed that Dan
ville was going to trounce their old
rivals. The ground records showed
1200 paid admissions, and of these not
less than .">OO were from Danville.
With all the before-hand incidents
tending to bring the degree of joy up
to summer heat, the game itself capped
the climax of ecstacy. It was a hum
mer from every view point. Blooms
burg, with their dandy team, played
dandy ball in every department, but
still were outplayed and out generated
by Danville in every position. Blooms
burg fought hard from start to finish,
but the onslaught of Danville batters
on Shawkey was not to be withstood,
while McHale, with his mystifying
shoots, turned Bloom batters into outs
with amazing ease.
Back of the giant Colby collegian
the eight other champs did sleight of
hand tricks with balls from Blooms
burg bats. Danville fielded errorlessly
—took every one of the 40 chances that
were necessary to retire Bloomsburg
in the nine innings.
THE BIG NORSE.
Of course the star of the game was
Mcllale,Danville's new pitcher. From
beginning to ending he gave such an
exhibition of twirling as has never
been seen in Bloomsburg. Bloomsburg
had seven hits, but they came when
McHale said they should hit; lie had
six strike outs, anil they, too, came
when he had decided that a strike out
was about due; tho rest of tho time
Bloomsburg bats were laying ground
ers or raising flies to Danville field
ers, whore the masterful McHale had
previously decided they should go.
It would bo difficult to convince the
Bloomsburg fans that they had gotten
anything out of the game, but we
would like to inform them that every
person on the ground got a liberal ed
ucation in base ball pitching when
they saw McHale work.
He included in his repretoire'every
thing that a pitcher should have, and
besides fielded his position in spectacu
lar form. A Bloomsburg batter would
spauk viciously at a shoulder high
floater that McHale had started at his
ankles, and miss it by a foot; then
stand dazed while the big smiling fel
low before him would groove a smoke
ball across the plate that he was too
Continued on 4th Page.
GO INTO EFFECT
Several new iuleß have gone iuto
effect at the tuberculosis dispensary,
this oity, (luring the few days past.
One of the most important of these
relates to the deporting of immigrants
that have unlawly landed in the Unit
ed States. Henceforth, it will devolve
on physicians in charge of tuberculos
is dispensaries to enforce rule 82 of
the immigration laws and regulations,
which provides that the case of every
alien found to have become a public
charge from causes existing prior to
landing shall be reported to the im
migration officer stationed nearest tho
place where the alien is confined.
As is implied all indigent foreign
patients applying to the tuberculosis
dispensary for treatment must bo re
fused admission, provided the disease
was contracted by them prior to their
lauding in this country and provided
such landing occurred within three
RULE NOT VIOLATED.
At present there are thirty-five in
digent patients receiving treatment at
the tuberculosis 'dispensary here. Of
this number there is not one whose
case is covered by rule 32 and who,
therefore, is subject to exclusion and
Another new lule has gone into ef
fect at the dispensary, which urfor
tuuately debars one or more poor per
son, victims of tuberculosis, badly in
need of help, from treatment at the
local dispensary. The rule provides
that any patient at the dispensary who
makes application and is admitted to
the Mt. Alto sanatorium an;l leaves
there without beiug honorably dis
charged shall never be readmitted to
the sanatorium nor treated at the local
dispensaries. A dishonorable dis
charge follows only when patients
break the rules of the sanatorium re
lating to the use of tobacco and alco
hol or leaving under three months con
trary to advice. Up to the present
four indigent patients have made ap
plication through the local dispensary
for admission to Mt. Alton. With
tho exceptions above noted patients
have remained under treatment there
until discharged by the physician.
NOT GENERALLY KNOWN.
It seems that a good many persons
are unfamiliar with an important rule
at the tuberculosis dispensary that is
rigidly lived up to. This rule forbids
that the physician in charge treat the
indigent patients for any other disease
than tuberculosis and that he treat
them only at tho disj eusary; wl.at at
tention the patients may require at
their homes is given by the visiting
nurse. Exception to the above rulo
lies in those cases where tho tuber
culosis patients before they were ad
mitted to the dipsensary were regular
patients of the physician in charge.
Thomas J. Price's new car, a Pack
ard 30, lilll model, arrived in this city
Monday evening. It is one of the most
beautiful ami expensive automobiles
in this section. It is a fore door body,
seven passenger car. Tho wheels are
equipped with Continental demount
able rims, the car carrying two tires
already pumped up. The machine has
a Packard standard blue body,the door
lines being black. The fender hood,
the radiator, all metal parts are en
The run from Atlantic City to Dan
ville was made on Monday, the car be
ing in charge of John K. Allen of
Philadelphia. In the party were Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. Pi ice, Miss Price and
her guest. Miss Whitten.of Wakefield,
Mass., and Edward J. Price.
113 Letters on Pin Head.
Sharon, Aug. 10. —Ou the heart of an
ordinary pin Paul P. Wentz, of this
city, has engraved the alphabet four
times and then added his name and
the date when lie completed the work,
making 118 characters in all.
He was graduated from Rouman's
Technical school in Lancaster about a
year ago ami is now working for Fred
Koehler in this city. For the wonder
ful pieoe of work that he did ho used
an ordinary watchmaker's tool. Mr.
Wentz is only 23 years of age.
Snake Dream Causes Paralysis.
Slatington, Aug. lti.—Going to bed
after a hard day's work, George Geor
gopulus, a local candy merchant,
dreamed that he had a fight with a big
blauksnake. He dreamed that it had
encircled his leg and arm and was
about to bury its fangs in his body.
He awoke with a start to find that his
left side was totally paralyzed.
DROPS DEAD IN CHURCH.—Geo
Eptenheimer, of Philadelphia, drop
ped dead while attending services in
Rehoboth M. E. church. Mrs. Epten
heimer was sitting beside her husband
when he was stricken with heart dis
WILL THERE BE
General interest centers on the next
meeting of council, Friday night, the
date set for hearing objections to the
paving of East Market street between
Mill and Pine streets.
Unless very strong opposition should
develop council will proceed forthwith
to prepare an ordinance authorizing
the improvement. The committee will
no doubt report at a special meeting
and the ordinance will be adopted as
quickly as possible to the end that
formality may be complied with and
the two remaining squares ready for
paving by the time the section now
under way is completed.
Following the plan usually adopted
in such cases the costs will not be as
sessed until the paving is completed.
The owners of properties abutting on
the two squares will then be present
ed with a bill for the costs as com
Should property owners decline to
pay their share of costs a petition will
be presented to court asking for the
appointment of a jury of three men as
provided by the Act of May 31, 185)7.
Section 2 provides as follows: In
exercising the power aforesaid all pro
ceedings for the ascertaining of dam
ages and the assessment of benefits, in
cident thereto shall be as now provid
ed by law in reference to payment of
costs, benefits, damages and expenses
of public improvements within muni
£ As brought out in Section Bof the
Act of May 1(1, 1891, the mode of pro
cedure referred to is as follows: Oil
petition viewers shall be appointed
who shall assess the costs and expenses
of grading, paving and curbing ot the i
street or alley upon the property bone- j
fited,according to the benefits, if suffi- !
cient can be found,but if not, then the j
deficiency, when finally ascertained,
shall be paid by the municipal corpo- J
Obviously in the paving of the two
squares between Mill and Pine streets
no a mage will result to any of the
properties abutting, which implies j
tltat there will be no deficiency for the
municipality to make up. It' a jury be
appointed it may be a question wheth
er the costs of paving assessed on prop
erties "according to the benefits" may |
not exceed the amount that they would !
have had to pay had owners petitioned 1
for paving iu the usual way.
FOUND DYING MAN
MILTON, Aug. 16.
While on his way home from Shinier j
& Sons' mill, where he is employed,
about 3 o'clock this morning, Kliiier
Sanders, of New Columbia, discovt iii
the mangled body of a man lying along
the Reading railroad tracks a sl.oit
distance from the statiouat West Mil
ton. The man was stili breathing, but
died a few minutes later. One li'g had
been cut off and there was a deep gash ,
in his head. The unfortunate fellow
was identified as Peter Richards, a
resident of Pottsville, who had been
working at the new high school build
ing at this place. He was about twen
ty-live years of age and single. A bot
tle partly filled with whisky was found
in his pocket. The supposition is that
he was struck by a freight that passed
through here about 2:30 o'clock.
PRONG IN APPENDIX
SORANTON, Aug. 10.
Thomas Duffy, a machinist,23 years
old, of Dunmore, near here, was op
erated upon iu the Scrantou private
hospital yesterday for the removal of
a dentist's tool, which ho swallowed a
week ago while having his teeth fixed j
in the office of Dr. Harold Davis, of
The tool was a two-inch steel prong
with a quarter-inch burr at one end.
The physicians had to force it down
Duffy's neck into his stomach last
week. It worked its way to the veri
form appendix, and set up a condition
similar to appendicitis. The appendix i
was found to be inflamed, and tho steel I
instrument imbedded in it. Duffy's !
condition is critical.
DIES IX STRANGER'S HOME.-
The infirmities of his advanced age
prevented Michael Collins, aged TO
years, who hail been discharged from
the Phialdelphia hospital, from reach
ing the home of relatives, but he was
taken in and oared for by Mrs. John
MeOandles. Next morning Mis. Mc-
Candles went to tho stranger's room
to arouse him and she was startled to
find him dead.
An orchestra dance will be held at
DeWitt's Park tonight. The music will
be furnished by Miles & Foulk's or
chestra. A delightful time is assured
to all who attend.
B. L. Diehl is remodeling his home
on Bloom road.
ESTABLISHED IN 185 C
IN 49 YEARS
After a life-time of labor not unmix
ed with trial aud hardship,for tlie first
time in nearly half a century the Rev.
N. L. Sayers of Plaqueuime, La., hcg
returned to Montour county to view
the hearthstone of his early days and
to seek the few that still survive who
knew him as a boy and a young man.
Mr. Sayers is a representative of an
old and pioneer family of this coun
ty. He was born at Washingtonville
and was the son of John Sayers, who
in turn was bom about two miles from
In 18(S1 he joined the union army
enlisting in the Seventh Pennsylvania
cavalry. After the war he settled in
ENTERED THE MINISTRY.
Twenty years ago he entered the
Methodist ministry in Louisiana. At
present he is a member of the Gulf
Conference. For eight years his work
has lain in the great swamp region of
Louisiana. His principal appointment
is at Bayou Chene.St. Martin's parish.
As a Methodist minister Mr. Sayers
faces conditions that are wholly un
ique. Before obstacles that he has to
contend with and the privations that
he endnres every day of his life the
hardships of the old time circuit rider
in this section dwindle into insignifi
A DISMAL LIFE.
In the swamp region there are no
farms—no towns—nothing in the way
of houses even, except a few "shacks"
primitive beyond belief. Yet through
out this great area human beings sub
sist anil families are reared.
Large tracts of timber land are be
ing cleared, but the principal occupa
tion of the people are fishing and trap
Mr. Savers' circuit embraces two
hundred miles. He travels exclusively
in a boat, winding his way in and out
among the bayous or inlets from the
lakes or large rivers that move loiter
ingly through the illimitable swamps,
where mosquitoes formidable in size
aud in untold millions assail him.
The clergyman's boat is propelled by
gasolene and is equipped with a head
light. It is a specially designed craft;
it affords sleeping quarters and is, in
deed, the only home that Mr. Sayers
knows for loug intervals.
The great swamp region is very
sparsely settled. Among those who
have penetrated the place and are try
ing their fortunes lumbering and in
other vocation? are college men.
The i ihe people, however, are
gro>.-' Jj. rant, although emotional
and . * no means unresponsive.
On liic v In,l Mr. Payers is consid
ers) !v encouraged by results. The peo
ple an willing to be taught. In many
iii:-taiic< she finds large families living
outsii'u of wrdloe.U—not because of
iiinati depravity, if should be ex
plained, but rati i 1 because they have
so long bet n «;■. filei ted. As soon as
they aif shown t!.e error of their ways
the men aud won.cn rearing families
agree to be married and Mr. Sayers
ties the belated nuptial knot. There
ate many persons who know nothing
of the plan of salvation—who know
nothing of the Biblo and are familiar
with the word God only as it occurs
in profane language.
CALLED TO THE WORK.
Mr. Sayers declares that it is a settl
ed conviction with him that he is call
ed of Gotl to carry the gospel of Jesus
Christ into this almost impenetrable
aud long neglected field. Frequently
his congregations number less than a
dozen; twenty-five or thirty seems to
be about the limit. Services are held
wherever shelter can be found from
the scorching sun; often at night un
der the light of the moon.
Strange as it may appear the climate
is not unhealthy and Mr. Sayers is the
picture of health. Mosquitoes, how
ever, are a ceaseless torment and are
iu evidence the whole year round.
The oulv relief afforded is by means
of mosquito netting. Snow is pratical
ly unknown in the swamp region and
ice even the thickness of glass is a
The present is Mr. Sayers' first vis
it to his old home since he left here
forty-nine years ago.
Auto Dathea Up a Porch.
Pottsville, Aug. 10.—An unoccupied
automobile racing backward at break
neck speed down steep Norwegian
street yesterday threatened the lives
of a number of pedestrians, ami final
ly dashed over a pavement and up a
porch, where Chariott and Belle Rich
were siting. Tho ladies saved them
sevles from being scooped up by re
treating into their house. The auto
mobile, which belonged to Engineer
Harry E. Wilson, of the Pennsylvaina
railroad, was released on its perilous
trip by boys.
If a girl can't marry her ideal, she
goes after some other girl's ideal.