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VOL. 56—NO 34
VETERAN COMMITS SUICIDE
Former Lieutenant Ralph Downs, ag
ed 84, of Uniontown, a veteran of tlie
Spanish-American war, who wont
through the campaigu with the '' Fight
ing Tentli," fired a bullet through his
head and died instantly in his photo
graph studio in Main street. No cause
is known. Several days before Com
pany C left for camp at Gettysburg
Downs resigned as first lieutenant,
owing, he said, to increased business.
A brother, Harry Downs, is seriously
ill with typhoid fever in a Fairmont
(W. Va.) hospital.
BIG PIECE OF COAL.—A chuuk
of coal weighing five tons was recent
ly mined at the Empire colliery of the
Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal com
pany. It is of such unusual size that
it will be shipped to New York city
to be displayed as a natural curiosity.
To New Yorkers who are frequently
accustomed to buying their coal by
the bucketful.it will prove of unusual
BIDS WERE LEGAL.-Asserting
his bids for paving work to be done in
Scranton were legal and that he was
the lowest bidder,and, as such, should
have received the contract for the
work, the Thomas A. Dunu company
of Wilkes-Barre, has decided to carry
the case into court and give the mat
ter a thorough airing.
BULLET GRAZED HEADS—WhiIe
Mrs. R. H. Binder and John Binder
were seated at the supper table, a bul
let intended for a sparrow grazed their
heads and passed through a tea cup.
The Boyertown authorities will strict
ly forbid the use of rifles in the bor
ough. There have been several narrow
escapes during the past month.
MAKES THRILLING RESCUE.-j
Luther Nauman.of Scranton, fell into
the Susquehanna river and was about
togo down for the last time when a
pal, Charles Pickett jumped into the ,
stream and effected the rescue of his j
companion. The lads are camping near
their native city.
SUCCESSFUL FASTING. State I
Senator Harry I. Riley, of Millville, j
listed 33 days in order to reduce his
weight. The result was that lie lost (i:i i
pounds. Duriug the fast all Riley took
was water. Mrs. Riley and the Senat
or's family demurred against his
ouise but he persisted in it for over J
HORSE BITES MAN—Stuug to ile- ,
spertion by hornets, and maddened by '
he pain which their bites inflicted, a
iorse belonging to Charles Wright of
W'rightsville, attempted to run away j
nd Wright in catching the bridle was
jitten on the head by the animal. A
ong gash was inflicted.
FARMER HANGS HIMSELF.—j
Iscar Adams, 40 years old. of Bauuis
owu, was found hanging by the neck .
rom a hay mow over his barn floor
•arly this morning by his son Llewel
yn. No reason for the suicide has
'ieen learned. He was a prosperous ;
THIEVES STEAL DIAMOND.—
.Vhile Guy Brown, a railroad mail |
lerk dozed on the front porch of his i
ome at Allentown, thieves stealthily ;
■ep up on the porch and removed |
om his finger a $l5O ring. His clothes
mtained |9O but that was left intact.
TYPHOID EPIDEMIC SPREADS, j
-With five new cases just reported, j
he Health Board of Wilkes-Barre
ices the most serious epidemic of typ
oid fever in many years. At the pre
mt time there are exactly 118 cases j
' the dreaded disease in that city.
WOMEN FORGERS.—Mrs. Carrie:
ttes and her granddaughter, Hazel j
hitfield, of Bethlehem, have been |
nt to jail to await the action of the I
ortliampton county grand jutv on 1
'larges of forging the name of Dr. !
iseph Erwin. The elder woman is al
*ged to have taken blank checks from j
he physician's check book and writ
in a number of them in her favor,
le had been employed as a domestic i
i Dr. Erwin's home.
i LIVING TORCH—With her cloth- |
•rg aflame ten-year-old Elizabeth
irmingham, of Giraniville. ran
Teaming through the street to get to |
< er home. Several men caught her and 1
Stingnished the flames, but not until
he was horribly burned.
LEFT WITH COWS.—A stranger !
vho was employed as a hired man by |
>lrs. James Davidson, of Towerville, j
ecently left the farm and drove out j
.n the road a pair of valuable cows j
vhich he sold to a butcher. The cows |
vere recovered, but the man escapod ,
rest, although a diligent search is
'ing made for him.
ROB CAR FOR PICTURES.—The
of saving pictures placed in
acks of cigarettes has grown so stead
y upon Pottsvillo youths that recent
• a number of lads broke into a freight
»rand stole a large number of cigar
tes. They were caught and said they
uply wanted the pictures. Not a
rarette was smoked,according to the
Friday'night, which was a regular
meeting night of the borough council,
was the date fixed for hearing objec
tions to the paving of East Market
, street between Mill and Pino streets,
j It transpired, however, that the hear
' iug of "objections" did not occupy
j very much of the councilmen's time.
I No one appeared in person to offer
' any objection to paving. The secre-
I tary read two communications from
property owners, who do not favor the
proposed improvement. One was sign
ed by F. C. Derr, Martha B. Derr and
Annie E. Bowyer, Exr,. who stated
that they object to the paving of East
Market street adjacent to their prop
erties at their expense. The other com
munication was from Miss Hattie E.
Simington, who formally objected to
the paving of East Maiket street in
front of her property.
On motion it was ordered that the
two above communications be laid on
TO PREPARE ORDINANCE
On motion of Mr. Curry a resolu
tion was adopted ordering that the
committee on law in conjunction with
the borough solicitor be authorized to
formally prepare, and present to the
town council the necessary ordinance
authorizing and directing the propos
On motion it was ordered that a
brick crossing be laid on Front street
between the properties of Edward Cor
man and Julius Heirn.
Ou motion it was ordered that all
stone crossings that need repairs as
fast as practicable be replaced with
Mr. Everhart reported that many of
the pavements in the second ward are
in a very bad condition, some of them
being impassable when it rains. The
matter was referred to the committee
on streets and bridges.
EMPLOYES RE-EL ECTED
On motion P. J. Keefer was re-elect
ed as superintendent of the water
works for the ensuing year.
Ou motion the engineers and firemen
employed at the water works were re
elected for the ensuing year at the
On motion of Mr. lies it was order
ed that fifty feet of hose be procured
for the Friendship Fire company.
On motion of Mr. lies it was order
e 1 that notices be posteil at the foot
of Mowrey street forbidding persons
to remove earth from the extension of
the street at that point.
Mr. Everhart called attention of
council to the fact that whooping
cough is alarmingly prevalent in Dan
ville; also that the board of health up
to the present has taken no cognizance
of the outbreak. He deplored that no
action in the premises has been taken
and thought it was high time that the
board of health took a hand. He re
ferred to the Act of May 14, 1909,
which supersedes the borough ordin
ance and is most drastic and sweep
ing in its provisions relating to whoop
The following members were pres
ent: Cleaver, Price, Finnigan, Ever
hart, Jones, Marshall, Curry, Heini
The following bills were approved
Labor on Sewers $441.32
Welliver Co 109.18
Clark Heimbach. 198.50
Welliver Hdw. Co 2.88
T. L. Evans Sons 11.20
John Doster .... fi7.82
A. F. Hartman 2.50
Regular employes 117.50
Clias. E. Voris .. .... 14.09 i
Joseph Lechner ... 20.54
Labor in light Dept 18.00 J
Washington Fire Co 3.45
J. H. Cole 4.00
Regular employes ?1C>1.40
Montour Coal Ss Iron Co 202.38
F. G. Sclioch 0.00
Danville Fd'y & Machino Co.. . 7.88
J. H. Cole 3.12
Darling Pump & Mfg Co 17.50
Washington Fire Co 1.25
Joseph Lechner 18.94
Knocks Out Suicide Idea.
Friends of Albert Miricle, of Ber
wick, thinks he is entitled to a Car
negie medal. Yesterday a stranger ap
proached him and asked liim the near
est way to the river, declaring he was
tired of life and intended committing
"You're on the nearest way, and if
you're that foolish you're better off
dead," was Miricle's reply. The
stranger took offence, made a remark
that Miricle resented, and the latter
thrashed all idea of suicide out of the
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Laumaster,
Front street, spent yesterday with
friends in Sunbury.
DANVILLE, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 2-5, 1910
TO THE FORE
I A valuable horse belonging to 11. N.
| Beyer,the well-known dairyman, a long
; with a buggy, was stolen while tied
jon the street, Saturday night. The
j horse and vehicle were later recover
On Saturday evening Mr. Beyer
drove into Danville and about 8:80
o'clock tied his horse at Cole's Hard
ware establishment on Lower Mul
berry street. When he returned to the
spot, about 10 o'clock, the horse and
buggy were not to le found. His first
impression was that some one friendly
to him, who had an errand to per
form, had taken the liberty of using
his horse and carriage and in a few
minutes would return. He waited half
an hour, but there was no sign of
horse or buggy. Still it hardly dawn
ed upon the man that he was the vic
tim of horse thieves. He rather inclin
ed to the view that the horse had got
ten loose and run home.
THIEF GAINS TIME
He hired a horse and carriage at a
livery stable and, with a couple of
other members of his family who had
accompanied him. drove to his home
in Valley township. The horse was
not there; neither did he discover any
evidence of a runaway on the road.
By this time he became fully con
vinced that some one had removed his
horse and buggy with evil designs.
Early yesterday morning he drove in
to town with the hired horse and
vehicle and entered upon a deligent
search. He visited nearly every i>art
of the borough and was at all the liv
ery stables, where he thought the horse
might have been placed after being
driven about town by drunken or ir
AN EYE WITNESS.
The only semblance of a clue that
he obtained was from Bernard Shev
lin. who had business with Mr. Beyer
and was looking for him during Sat
urday evening. About 9 o'clock he
saw the buggy being driven away
from Cole's hardware store and think
ing it was Mr. Beyer he followed as
fast as lie could run calling to tin
driver to stop. Instead, however, the
man in the buggy applied the whip
and at J. P. Bare's swung around the
corner at a fast clip and disappeared
ui) Ferry street. About the same time
some ladies at Memorial park observ
ed a horse being driven up Bloom
street at a rapid rate of speed.
Sunday afternoon Mr. Beyer
learned that a driverless horse and
buggy had appeared at the farm <it' M.
F. Cook, Cooper township. He pro
ceeded at once to Mr. Cook's, whose
farm is situated about four miles from
Danville, and readily identified the
horse and buggy as the one stolen in
Danville. When Mr. Cook arose yes
terday morning he found the horse,
very much fatigued, standing at his
barn. He reported the circumstance
and it was not long until the news
reached Mr. Beyer.
The horse was driven up hill and
down hill as fast as he could travel.
At B. L. Diehl's the carriage turned
the norner'and went back toward the
ridge. The fast driving caused a good
deal of comment all along the line.
Between 9 and 10 o'clock the horse and
buggy were heard to pass Cook's farm.
How much further they were taken
before they were abandoned is not
known. Their course was traced at
least three-fouiths of a mile further
on over narrow and rocky roads.
Whether it was a drunken caper on
the part of some one or the horse fell
into the hands of real thieves,who be
came alarmed and turned it loose, can
not be determined. At all events Mr.
Beyer was fortunate to recover his
BOY'S HEAD BLOWN OFF
John Britt, aged 1(1 years and resid
ing at Centralia, met a horrible death
Friday evening when his head was
shot off by a single barrel shot gun in
tiie hands of a companion, John Joyce,
the shooting being purely accidental.
John Britt, John Joyce and John Mc-
Nellis, all aged l'> years have been in
separable for the past several years, i
Recently the McNellis family deter- i
mined to leave Centralia and Friday 1
evening Britt and Joyce went to the j
home to assist in packing the house- I
hold ffects. While they were engaged j
in the work Joyce picked up a single !
barrel shot gun, and accidentally pull- 1
ed the trigger, the charge striking I
Britt in the ncek,completely deoapitat- i
ing the lad Joyce went 112 into hysterics ■
and is lying in a critical [condition at |
the home of his parents.
The coroner of Columbia county in
vestigated the affair and decided that
the shooting was purely accidental.
Mrs. E. M. Frick returned last even
ing from an extended sojourn at Deal
Beach, N. J.
REAL BASE BALL
Danville i!, Nanticoke, 1.
I Nescopeek ti, Berwick 5.
j Berwick 7, Nescopeek 4.
j Bloomsburg 3, Shickehinny 1.
Shickshinny 7, Bloomsburg (!.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
w. 1,. I'.C. I w. 1.. P.C.
Nanticoke.. s 1 .kci | Berwick ....;i 4 .12s
I Bloom "i 1 .saa I Sbick'ny. .2 s .2*.l
Danville... 3 2 .two I Nescopeek 1 <> .14!)
In perhaps the best game of tiie sea
sou on the home grounds Danville on
Saturday compelled Nanticoke to
strike her colors for the first time in
I the second series. Score li to 1.
The game and surroundings hail all
the old time incidentals included. The
big crowd was there to yell itself into
whispers over every play, and showed
a spirit that has not been equaled this
year. And the players furnished an
abundance of material to do all kinds
of rootij"', about.
Ie .e galaxy of stars that appeared
in 'Saturday's horoscope, two stand
i out with scintilating brightness—one
James Mclunis, who.rescued from the
wilds of Reedsville, made his initial
how Saturday in Danville ball togs;
and the other, Mr. Big Bill Mack (uo
reiSv.Cn to Connie) who is one of the
outcomes of the memorable and now
historic trip of the Danville soouts to
While none of the Danville tossers
missed any chance to worry the Nanti
coke pirates, these two afore mention
ed sunk their talons deeper into the
twitching victims than any of the rest.
Mclnnes established himself in the
| hearts of Danville base ball lovers by
his masterly performance in the box.
His heady conduct of his end of the
game inspired confidence from the tirst
fling. He is the kind of a twirler who
is never in a hole. He can serve up
the best that is in him 110 matter what
circumstances conspire to bewilder.
His six strike outs were distributed
impartially among Nanticoke's best
bets, while their three scattered hits
spell for Danville pitching ability
with a head on its shoulders.
Mack's ineiit extraordinary is found
accredited 011 the batting end of the
score sheet. His beauteous soak it was
that hurtled Smith's perspiring head,
going like a latest Wiight model out
for a new airway speed record and
landing in the muck outside the con
fiues of the paid admission area, scor
ed the two runs of Danville's lead.
His hit it was. also, that sent Bren
nau over the plate in the fifth for
The nonchalant south paw, Jenkins,
was Nanticoke's choice to put the
kibosh on Danville, mid Danville's
sparse four hits attest to the efficacy
of his curves, albeit lie gave the first
shove to the dumping of his own ap
ple cart in both of Danville scoring
iunings, as likewise dill Mclnnes.
FIRST BLOOD IS NANNY'S
The game progressed through the
first two innings rnnless, but when
Nanticoke came into open the third,
Davis got nipped on tfie head by one
of Mclunis' benders for a starter. He
went to second on Jenkins' sacrifice,
and to third on Morris' out. Skelton
then selected this time for one of the
three swats,a Texas Leaguer over sec
ond base, and Davis deposited Nanti
coke's tainted tally at the pan.
Danville went through her half of
the third and the fourth with nothing
to show for the trouble, and then just
as the fans were beginning to show
the first signs of anxiety, Brenuan cel
ebrated the opening of the fifth by
trotting to first after four wide ones
had been deposited by Jenkins. To sec
ond he went 011 McCarty's sacrifice,
and flitted around the rest of the
si juare when Mack straightened out a
beautiful drive four feet over Skel
It appeared as if the fifth was to be
repeated in the sixth when Jenkins
again opened the session by present
ing Mclunis with a standing on first.
Mackert ran and went to secocd on
Umlanf's sacrifice, but stayed there
while LivengQod anil Nipple both Hied
In the momentous seventh, Captain
Nipple, whose wheels are ncvor idle,
dispatched the fleet Mackert to usurp
Wagner's bat, with instructions to
bunt and 11111 like blazes. But Mackert
fell a prey to Jenkins wiles and fur
nished only another mark in the strike
out column. Brennan rolled one to
Shenianski and went out. Hopes went
up slightly when McCarty got to first
on four balls aud then Mack's home
run brought the deluge. Davis ended
the fun by a dandy catch in the crowd
of Veith's foul fly.
Danville had a near score in the
eighth when Mclnnis opened with a
two bagger in the vicinity of the flag
pole and went to third on Umlauf's
sacrifice. The runner remained on the
third sack while Livengood and Nip
ple pop flied out.
Continued on Page 4.
| The borough council held an ail
j journed meeting Saturday night, at
' which the ordinance providing for the
! paving of the two additional squares
I of East Market street without petition
| was passed on first reading and other
formality was complied with that ob
viates the least loss of time in the pro
Nine members, the number necessary
to act upon the ordinance, were pres
ent as follows: Finuigan, Everhart,
i Marshall, Curry,Connolley, lies,Heim,
j Von Blohn and Price, in the absence
of Chairman Cleaver, Mr. Everhart
| was made president pro. tem.
I The object of the meeting being an
j nounced the secretary read the pro
j posed oidinance embraced under the
following title: "An ordinance auth
| orizing, directing, requiring and pro
viding for the proper grading and pav
! ing with vitrified brick and curbing
with stone of that part of East Mark
et street in the borough of Danville,
Montour county, Pennsylvania, from
j the eastern building line of Mill street
Ito the eastern building line of Pine
street in the first ward of said bor
ough, and further providing for the
ascertainment of damages and the as
j sessment of benefits incidental thereto
upon the abutting properties accord
ing to the law aud for the securing
J and collection of the same by legal
process; also still further requiring
j the Danville & Sunbury Transit oom>
i pany to thus grade and pave its cer
tain designated portion of said part of
i said street in accordance with the
provision of a certain other ordinance
of said borough in such behalf in part
enacted and prescribing the penalties
for the failure to thus grade aud pave
the same aud for other purposes."
Mr. Finnigan moved that the ordin
ance be approved 011 tirst reading. The
1 motion carried on a yea and nay vote,
all present voting affirmatively.
On motion of Mr. Finnigan it was
j ordered that the committee 011 print
> ing in conjunction with the secretary
1 cause the ordinance to be published in
one newspaper in Danville at least
: once a week for two weeks and by at
' least five handbills posted along East
Market street between Mill ami Pine
streets as soon as the ordinance is
| signed by the chief burgess and attest-
I ed by the secretary as required by law.
On motion of Mr. Curry it was ord
! ered that the borough surveyor ] re-
I pare blank proposal", plans and speci
fications for the paving of the above
i described sectiou of East Market
I On motion of Mr. Curry the sec
retary was directed to publish at once
| in two newspapers a notice that the
1 botough will receive sealed proposals
1 up to Friday, September 2, lillO, at 1
I o'clock noon, for the grading, paving
| and curbing of the two squares of East
Market street as above described.
! At a meeting thirty days hence the
: ordinance will again come up for read
j ing and, under a suspension of rules,
' will 110 doubt pass on both subsequent
A BOARD BROKE
John L. Krum, the well-known car
penter of East Danville, met with a
bad fall while working at B. L. Diehl's
on Saturday. A board breaking he was
precipitated from a scaffold at the
dwelling, which is being remodeled. 1
Although no bones were broken he
sustained painful injuries about the
side. He was obliged to take his bed.
BIG EVENTS SAME DAY
What promises to detract from two
big conventions is the fact that both
meet on the same day aud continue
throughout the week. The State con
vention of the Ked Men will be held ;
in Shamokin at the same as the
Six-County Firemen are scheduled to
meet at Sunbury and unless something
is done in the meantime both towns
and their celebrations will detract
from the other. Itjis likely that an ef- j
fort will be made to have the Six- i
County Firemen arrange to hold their j
convention a week later than the lied
Men's gathering or vice versa.
DEATH OF A CHILD
Theodore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos
eph P. Mayan, C street, departed this
life Tuesday night after a protracted
illness, death being due to a complica
tion of diseases. He was aged six years.
The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock
this afternoon from St. Hubert's Cath
olic church. Interment will be made
in St. Hubert's cemetery.
SENT TO JAlL.—Frank Simon
witli, of Wilkes-Barre, was held under
SSOO bail for court by the acting may
or, being accused by Coro Stockuick
with having picked up a pocketbook
belonging to him and which contain
j Tlie grade and other data ralating to
the macadam on the extension of Kast
! Market street furnished by the bor
| ougli surveyor yesterday was deliver
!ed into the hands of A. S. Clay, eng
| ineer of the State highway depart-
I ment, by whom they were at once for
warded to llarrisburg.
| The borough, which seveiai months
| ago decided to macadamize the Kast
| Market, street extension with State
aid, lias complied with all the official
•formality required and the reconstruc
tion of the street is now squarely up
to the State highway department. Ev
ery effort is being made to induce the
State to act promptly so that the im
provement may be completed this fall.
The macadam will embrace the sec
tion between Foust street at the east
ern end of the borough and the piece
ot macadam at the hospital completed
| a coujde of years ago. It is now gen
i crally accepted as a fact that the sec-
I tion, embracing some four squares,
| between Cook's court and Foust street,
l will not be reconstructed this year.
! Neither is it probable that extensive
j repairs will be put upon it,as it seems
| to be the intention to make applica-
I tion for paving next year.
J The completion of the paving on the
i two Equates between Pine and Cedat
J streets, now thrown open to travel, is
I a splendid object lesson, revealing not
! only what a transformation has been
wrought, but also with what facility
, obstacles are overcome and the im
provement brought about. The spirit
iof enterprise is contagious, and it is
j not likely that the residents of the
upper end of East Market street in
such an essential improvement as pav
ing are going to be more than a year
\ behind those at the lower end.
It now seems to be tacitly umler
| stood that in addition to paviug the
two squares between Mill anil Pine
streets a short section on West Market
street will be paved. While the paving
■ on the two above-mentioned squares,
I east of Mill street, will be done with
'' out application, the section west will
be paved with the property owners'
consent. The latter seotion will extend
only as far as the rear of the property
of the Danville National bank. On the
south side the courthouse ground
abuts on the street. All formality will
be complied with as speedily : s possi
ble so that the paving on the west
side of Mill street can be done coincid
ent with the reconstruction of the two
OLD "TEDDY" HOOKED
Hardware Merchant .1. H. Cole,who
along with his family is summering at
his cottage about half a mile below
' Chulasky.on Friday ..aright one of the
biggest bass that was ever hooked iii
the North Drench.
The big bass, a lit companion t,i the
; one hooked hy Gearhurt Oberdorf :ir
■ the river bridge recently, •■limited the
deep water down tie river ; - its hab
itat. It has been seen near the same
spot for several years past and \vn«
knownjas "Teddy." It was a wily old
fish and the most adroit angler was
unable to hook him. On Friday, how
ever, he fell a victim to the allur
ments of a particularly plump and
frisky minnow, with which Mr. Cole
had baited his hook.
The bass, which weighed about four
pounds, was eighteen inches long and
twelve inches in circumference at the
CUT WITH AN AXE
A small c.iild belonging to Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Albeek, East Market street,
[ met with a bad accident Saturday
Mr. Albeek was cutting wood. He
: was not aware that t lie child was near.
As he swung his axe backward to de
liver a heavy blow the child ran in the
way of the tool and a corner of the
sharp blade struck it just below the
lower lip, causing a short though deep
Dr. Hinshillwood was ' called, who ;
was obliged to stitch the wound.
Caught a Snake.
A cat belonging to Rev. C. W. Rav- j
er, Ash street, which is accounted one [
of the best monsers in that part of j
town, a day or so ago,further disting
uished herself by bringing to the
house a copperhead snake nearly two
feet in length.
Champion Eater Has a Rival.
Hungry Sam Miller, of Strawberry
Ridge, who holds the eating record in
this section has a strong rival in the
person of Roeko Levitch, of Hazleton.
Lev itch Monday evening made a wag
er of |2<i that he could devour forty
plates of ice cream in one hour. He
made a desperate attempt to win the
wager, but fell just three plates short.
Levitch has a record for eating, and
on a recent evening got away with
fifty hard-shell crabs and then topped
off with a large sirloin steak.
ESTABLISHED IN 1855
SHORT SESSION OF
The school board held a regular
meeting Mondayjnight. The members
present were: Sechler, Orth, Marks,
Shultz, Sidler, Fischer, Heiss and Cole.
There was but little business on hand,
the session occupying less than an
On motion the contract for painting
desks and wainscoting in five rooms
was awarded to Edward C. Yeager for
On motion of Mr. Sidler it was ord
ered that a mechanic be employed to
make a tour of the school buildings,
refastening desks and seats whete they
have worked loose and making' other
necessary repairs that may have been
Dr. Shultz called attention to the
fact that a considerable number of
! pupils each year appear at school with
out being furnished with individual
1 drinking cups. These, he said, rely
j upon a common cup, which is apt to
i become objectionable after a time. As
a sanitary measure he recommended
i that two cups for use in common be
i furnished each school—that they be
! placed in commission alternately,each
undergoing disinfection when not in
I On motion Dr. Shultz' recommenda
tion was referred to the committee on
Considerable interest attached to the
; report of the committee on transfers
as it related to the additional fifth
giade school. It was recommended
that the dividing lines for the sixth
grade remain the same as last year;
that to Miss Bennetts the fifth grade
pupils in the third ward be assigned
that were not promoted last year; also
the first twelve of Miss Blizzard's pro
motion class. The recommendations
also provided that the remainder of
; Miss Blizzard's promotion class be as
singed to Miss Hiatt along with the
fifth grade pupils in the fourth ward
residing on Upper Mulberry street and
south of Bloom street. It was recom
mended that all other fifth grade
pupils be assigned to Miss .Tames. On
motion the recommendations of the
committee on transfers were adopted.
PASSENGERS' LONG WAIT
A mishap cocurred on the Danville
and Bloomsburg trolley line last even
ing, which caused some flight among
the passengers and put the car due to
arrive at Danville at ti o'clock out ol
commission. As a result there was no
car at li o'clock and passengers for
Bloomsburg or points between Dan
ville and there had to wait au hour at
the, trolley tertu inn* here.
It appears that when the Danville
car with about a dozen passengers on
, board slaved up at Fishing creek
bridge a breakdown occurred, as the
result of which the body of the car
partially slid off tiie trucks.
No one was injure d, nor does it ap
pear that anyeiii- WHS in special dan
ger.alrhougli the passengers were con
siderably friglm icd owning to the
proximity to tl ,■ click. The disabled
cat as well as the passengers were tak
en back to Bloomsburg, the former to
undergo repairs at the car barn and
the latter to wait for the car due to
arrive at Danville at 7 o'clock.
DOG DOWNS HORSE
CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 34.
A fierce battle between a horse and
| a bull dog, both owned by Rev. Dr.
! F. S. Boyce, pastor of Presby
' terian church, Prospect Paik, fought
' in the clergyman's stable yesterday,
resulted in the death of the horse.
The animal's bacK was broken when
it fell upon the cement floor after the
I dog had obtained a hold on the horse's
I throat, shutting off its wind.
The attention of Dr. Boyce was at-
I tracted by the noiso of the tight, but
byjthe time he reached the scene of
, the battle the horse was down and
i fatally injured. The horse had to be
1 shot,but theVlog would not release its
hold upon its victim's throat even aft
er the bullet was red.
Heretofore the dog arid horse always
had been on the most triendly terms,
the dog lying for hours in the horse's
stall, apparently delighted with the
companionship of his equine friend.
BOROUGH TAKES ACTION
That the streets of town, running
north and south extend out into the
river to low water mark is an assump
tion that the borough is acting upon
in posting notices at Mowrey street,
at the foot of which below the river
bank persons are removing sand anil
gravel, makiug the place nearly im
passable for those who wish to drive
into the river for the purpose of haul
ing coal, &c.
The notices whioh are being pre
pared and will be posted today, read
as follows : '' Any person or persons
digging or removing gravel or other
material from these premises will be
prosecuted to the full extent of the
law. By order Council.
A. O. AMESBURY, Burgess."