Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, September 08, 1910, Image 1

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VOL. 56—NO 37
Every mail has a ready-made excuse
when his yellow streak shows up.
It's easy for a man to write a long
love letter to a woman—if he isn't
married to her.
DIED ON STAIRS.—'No hiding;
come down and get my dinner." in
this joking manner, Albert Stoiner, a
Washington borough farmer called
to his wife from the foot of the
stairs. He saw her seated on the sec
ond floor landing with her head part
ly hidden behind a partition. Receiv
ing no reply,he hastened up stairs and
was shocked to find her dead. Steiner
had just returned to his home from
work and Mrs. Stiener was alone in
the house when she died. A water
pitcher was grasped in one hand.
While she was .about to descend the
stairway she was stricken with heart
disease, which proved fatal.
vania connties a new swindling scheme
has developed. Well dressed men can
vass towns to secure valuable umbrel
las and parasols for the purpose of
putting on new covers. Handles with
gold, silver, or other valuable mount
ings are looked up and taken away in
order that the old covers may be re
placed, and that is the last the owner
sees of the property. The whole scheme
is to get possession of the high-priced
handles. It is stated that in Lock
Haven line gold and pearl handled rain
and sun protectors fell into the hands
of the thieves.
—Thirty foreigners armed with
Springfield rifles and organized as a
military company, were drilling in a
vacant lot near Pittsburg, when a
deputy game warden captured them,
guns and all. They were all taken to
Monongahela and locked up. All the
prisoners are members of a Polish so
ciety. When arrested they refused to
tell what they had been drilling for.
They are subject to a line of ifi.") each
and the loss of their guns.
George Dukestein, aged 50, of Speers,
was electrocuted in the basement of
her home. Mrs. Dukestein was accid
entally killed while turning on an
electric light. A piece of wire was
lound in one hand and it is supposed
that she had held this wire while she
attempted to turn on the light ami
that the electric current passed
♦hrongh her body. The electric light
vas found to be out of order. Mrs.
)ukestein is survived by 10 sous.
—William Fitclier, Donald Smith,Ray
joiid Faust, Zeke Dodson aud Alex
Drumtra,boys residing near Ilazleton,
'iad aii exciting experience when they
•an into a den of rattlers while out
for a ramble. The snakes put up a
fight. For half au hour they battled
and at the end of that time the ground
was strewn with the reptiles,the larg
est having 18 rattles.
GOT THE DOUGH.—Carrie Yates,
a colored woman from Bethlehem,
ised to see her employer. Dr. Joseph
■■•win,draw money by writing checks,
lie stole about twenty checks from
he check book but being unable to
write got her pickaninny granddaugh
ter to till them out. She secured sever
al hundred dollars before getting
,'lars entered Mrs. Lina B. Shearer's
iome at Lancaster by scaling a bal
cony. Mrs. Shearer aud daughter, who
were alona had their bedroom door
ocked and the intruders being unable
o force it returned to the balcony and
were forcing the shutters, when dis
covered by neighbors. A shot drove
hem oft.
-While exterminating vermin with
asoline Mrs. Mary Frie probably was
latally burned at South Sharon. The
3an of gasoline exploded when she
truck a match to watch the effect it
■ iad on the bugs. The tire department
saved the house from total destruction.
Thompson Hanua, living near Oxford,
is mourning the loss of S3OO. lianua
.vent to a bank in Oxford and drew
the money to pay off the mortgage on
his farm and placed it in a bag in
vvliioh he carried chewing tobacco.
While walking along the road on the
way home he was met by a stranger
•vho asked him for a chew of tobacco,
and when Hanna pulled the pouch
roin his pocket the man snatched the
,)ouch and ran away.
Wedded at Corning, N. Y.
Word has been received here an
nouncing the marriage of Miss Emma
Florence Miller to Mr. J. Malcolm
Rathmell, of Williamsport. The cere
mony was performed at Corning, N.
Y,, September 3rd, by Rev. Burton
M. Clark. After a short lake trip they
.vill locate at Painted Post, N. Y.,
where the groom is a mechanical eng
ineer with the Ingersoll-Raud Co.
Mrs. Rathmell is well known in
Danville. She is the granddaughter of
Mrs. Sarah Cruikshank.
| Thomas Cousart Curry, a prominent
| and honored resident,died at his home,
| West Mahoning street, at 7 o'clock,
I Saturday morning, after a protracted
With the death of Mr. Curry Dan
ville loses a citizen whose activities
extending through a long career were
potent factors in raising our town and
community successively to higher
planes industrially, socially and mor
ally. Born in Point township, North
umberland county, April 25, 1830, he
came to Danville when' 23 years of age.
Ho learned the trade of machines! at
the plant now known as the Reading
Iron works. About 1872 he became a
member of the firm of "Oruickshank,
Moyer and Co. Twenty years later,
when the firm went out of business,
Mr. Curry retired. About this time
his health began to fail. For practic
ally twenty years he was an invalid.
Periodically his condition was very
serious. His last attack was com
paratively brief, death being due to
uraemic poisoning.
Thomas C. Curry was a man whom
the people trusted and he was always
prominent in affairs. The allurements
of office did not appeal to him, how
ever, and beyond serving a couple of
terms in the school board of town, he
did not figure very extensively in the
administration of public affairs.
From the year 1862 until his death
he was an active and consistent mem
ber of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal
church. He was also an Odd Fellow,
being one of the oldest members of
Montour lodge, No. 10!), of this city.
The deceased was a man of rare
strength of character. He was a
staunch prohibitionist and an aggres
sive worker in the cause of temper
ance. He was a man of wide intellig
ence, whose innate kindness and be
nevolence were reflected in every act.
He was one of those persons whose
vigor of spirit and grasp of mind,
whose volume of life and outlook on
the beyond seemed actually to increase
with advancing years. No one could
fail to detect the unwavering religions
faith that inspired and sustained him
in the earlier struggles of his business
career as well as during his declining
years when death and physical ills
laid a heavy hand upon him. And now
comes rest; he has gone hence, and all
that remains of him among those with
whom he once aioved is the memory
of a life well spent.
On the 25th of April last together
with his twin brother, Hugh C. Curry,
of Kalamazoo, Mich., the deceased
celebrated his eightieth birthday an
niversary at his home in this city.
Both brothers seemed to have a pre
monition that before another birthday
anniversary arrived they would be
parted by death.
The wife of the deceased preceded
him to the grave four years ago. He
is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Elizabeth Fisher, and six sous: Hugh
C. and Ralph Curry, of Brooklyn;
Dr. Edward A. and John R. M. Curry
of Danville; Thomas C. Curry.of Sun
bury; aud William M. Curry ~ Esq., of
Scranton. Besides his twin brother,
Hugh C. Curry, of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
he is survived by one sister, Mrs.
Anna Redline, of this city.
Funeral of Mrs. Comly Young.
The funeral of Mrs. Comly Young
took place Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock, services being conducted by
Rev. William H. Frazer and Rev.
Garner. Interment was made in the
Odd Fellows' cemetery. Among those
from a distance who attended the fun
eral were: Mr. and Mrs. Abe Jones,
of Scranton; William Grimes, of
Wilkes-Barre; Mr. and Mrs. Jos.
Syrles and daughter Bertie, of Sha
mokin; John H. Russell, of Philadel
phia; Mrs. Alice Smith, Mrs. Annie
Diggs and daughter Sarah, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Still, Mrs. H. Brown,
Miss Garner and Miss Annie Weaver,
of Bloomsburg.
Masonic Temple at Jersey Shore.
The Masons of Jersey Shore have
awarded a contract for the erection of
a J35.000 temple at that place. When
furniture and fittings are in place
there will bo a considerable addition
to this figure. The building will be
one of the finest in the borougti.
Ellis Goes to Wilmington.
B. O. Ellis, formerly general man
ager for the Columbia Power, Light
and Railways Co., has taken a posi
tion with the John G. White Co., and
will locate at Wilmington, Del.
Yellow Front.
A. M. Peters is repainting and re
papering bis oyster house on Mill
street preparatory to the opening of
the season. The front has been painted
yellow, the color that has distinguish
ed the stand for many years past.
Admitted to Hospital.
Miss Catherine Moyor, of this city,
was yesterday admitted to the Joseph
Ratti hospital at Bloomsburg.
With the recurrence of low water
the mouth of the borough sewer in the
river has become a source of much an
noyance and a menace to public health.
It was the subject of action in the bor
ough council Friday night
The following petition to the bor
ough council was read by the secre
tary :
"We, the undersigned citizens and
taxpayers of West Mahoning and West
Market streets,hereby request that the
sewer terminating near the end of
West Market street be extended 300 to
400 feet into the current of the river,
i On account of the deposit on the edge
of the stream the stench about our
homes lias become insufferable, while
at the same time our families are
gravely threatened and exposed to the
dangers of disease, which arise from
such a source. We,therefore, respect
ful petition your honorable body to
give the matter your immediate atten
tion and take such steps as will afford
quick ami permanent relief."
The petition was signed by forty
three residents of the two above nam
ed streets.
On motion of Mr. lies seconded by
Mr. Finnigan. it was ordered that the
petition be accepted and the request
complied with.
Mr. lies referred to the shortage of
water that occurred a few days ago
and said that the big mill is unjustly
accused of taking the water.
Mr. Marshall said the impression is
general that the big mill is taking
great quantities of borough water.
President Cleaver said that in com
pany with others lie had visited the
big mill and had been informed by
Superintendent Heclit that, unless ho
were permitted to use some borough
water, it would be necessary to shut
down the plant.
Water Commissioner Dallas Hum
mer reported that lie has investigated
matters at the big mill and is convinc
ed that the company is unjustly accus
ed, as he has discovered that the part
of only one stream is being used and
that the Reading Iron works is now
taking less water than formerly when
no shortage of water occurred.
On motion the contract for paving
tiie two additional squares on East
Maiket street, between Mill and Pine
streets, was awarded to W. 11. Lyons
at $1.77 per square yard, Watsoutown
brick to be used.
On motion of Mr. Everhart it was
ordered that a brick crossing be laid
ou Railroad street at Foley's court.
On motion of Mr. Everhart it was
resolved that at least 12 days' public
notice by not less than 12 handbills
posted on the line of the proposed im
provement be given that council will
meet in council Chamber September l(i
1910, at 8 o'clock, p. m., for the pur
pose of hearing objections to the pro
position to grade, pave with vitrified
paving brick and curb with stone West
Market street in the first ward from
the western building line of Mill
street to the western side of court
house alley,and to also then and there
consider the propriety of the enact
ment of the necessary ordinance pro
viding for the same,at which time and
place all persons may attend and be
The following members were pres
ent: Cleaver, Finnigan, Everhart,
Jones, lies, Marshall, Heim, Price and
The following bills were approved
for payment:
Regular employes.... $117.50
Sewer extension 211.811
George F. Keefer 96. 00
Wallace Hoover.. 5.751
J. G. Lake. ~ .75
C. E. Voris (Com) (>.25
B. B. Brown .... 8.00
Standard Gas Co 50
W. ,T. Rogers 10.00
Regular employes *153.50
Freight on coal 48.50
Washington Fire Co 2.80
Standard Gas Co 1.66
Peoples Coal Yard 5.00
D: L. & w. R. R. Co aoo
Boyer Bios 25.23
A. M. Peters 6.24
Labor & Hauling 166.25
Labor in Light Dop't 23.75
Washington Fire Co 5.65
Will Restore Workmen's Tickets.
General Manager Polie, of the Col
umbia Power, Light & Railways com
pany, has announced that on and aft
er September 15th, and until further
notice, the workmen's tickets will be
restored. Books will be sold which
will givo 30 return trips between Dan
ville and Bloomsburg for $7.50.
Miss r Abigail McKinney, Ferry
street, left yesterday for a visit with
relatives in Middlebnrg, Md.
! 1 Labor Sunday was observed with
■ special sermons at a number of our
churches Sunday. Even where no
| theme was announced in most inst
ances there was something in the
thought, advanced morning or evening
to dignify and exalt labor, to inspire
in the toiler, hope, and to convince
him however humble, that he is not
The clergymen of Danville are con
scientious and hard working men, im
bued with the love of humanity and
there was nothing needed but the op
portunity to bring out their best
thought on the subject of labor in its
various relations and to show their
sympathy with those who do the
world's work. All were greeted with
good-sized congregations including, in
response to invitations many not reg
ular attendants. Following is a brief
synopsis of the sermon at each of those
churches where Labor Sunday themes
were announced.
The Rev. James Wollaston Kiik,
pastor of the Mahoning Presbyterian
church, founded his remarks on Mat
thew 23:8: "All Ye Are Brethren."
This service is not so much for the
study of a test as to come to the mu
tual understanding of a principle. The
"church" is au organization of people
on a divine or revealed plan to express
au attitude towards God. "Labor" is
an organization of people to express
an attitude towards society. Both the
Church and Labor are appointed of
God and are as old as man.
The principle to be recognized and
the one essential to the proper adjust
ment of all difficulties and strife be
tween labor and capital is the brother
hood of the race. The text asserts it
and the Apostle Paul confirmed it
when he said to tlie Athenians that
God "had made of one blood all na
tions of men for to dwell on the face
of the earth." On this principle the
Church is working in her far reaching
missionaiy efforts. Out of this prin
ciple also grows the mutual depend
encies and helpfulness of life and so
ciety. Then what is labor? Ono per
son in the seclusion of the most pains
taking study plans and details a great
bridge. Oth'rs in the open lay the
masonry, forge the steel and construct
the bridge. The one has toiled and ex
hausted brain power and the others
have toiled and exhausted physical en
ergy. It lias required both to do the
work. Both are toilers. All are brib
The present attitude of the Chnich
to organized Labor is not learned from
a local church but from the church in
her official capacity. In recent years
there has been formed "The Federal
Council of the Churches of Christ in
America." What this council says is
practically what all the churches of
this country say and is to be so in
treperted. A little over a year ago
this is what that council of the church
es said—"The Church must stand—
First, For a release from employ
ment one day in seven, that it is the
right of every man to have one day in
seven for rest and recreation of body
and mind and soul and it is the ob
ligation of every Christian employer
so to arrange his business that each of
his employees may have one day holi
day injseven, without diminution of
"Second, The gradual anil reason
able reduction of hours of labor to the
lowest practicable point, and that de
gree of leisure for all which is a con
dition of the highest human life.
"Third, A living wage as a minim
um in every industry, and the highest
wage that each industry can afford."
The Rev. George S. Worner, pastor
of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal
church, took as his text, Ruth 2:4:
"And Behold Boaz came from Bethle
hem and Said unto the Reapers. The
Lord Be With You. And They Answ
ered him, The Lord Bless Thee." The
theme ot the discourse was:"The
Only Solution of the Labor Problem. "
We are in the midst the
great wars of history. The war for
industrial freedom is being waged not
in our own country only or 011 the
continent of Europe but it has reach
ed Asia anil the Pagan peoples. The
race has attained unto religious free
dom. The struggle for political free
dom is sure to win and now following
close 011 this is the struggle for in
dustrial freedom.
Capital and Labor are thejtwo forces
that have divided the millions of the
earth. The struggle has gone on long
enough. Enougli lives have already
been sacrificed. It is time for settle
That settlement can come only on
the principles of Christianity. Boaz
was a mighty man of wealth and he
made au ideal employer,kind and gen
erous with his employes, merciful to
the poor,just and righteous acoording
to the law of the nation. That was
because his life was controlled by the
Continued on Page 4.
| A company of firemen known as
j Friendship Steamer No. 4, of Read
i ing, will spend a day and a night in
1 this city—arriving on October 6th and
j leaving the day following—as guests
of the Friendship Fire company.
A committee consisting of H. W.
Eisenbise and John W. Morrison, of
Heading,arrived in this city last even
ing to make arrangements for the en
tertainment of the company while in
Danville. The two gentlemen are reg
istered at the Baldy House.
The tour is a ten-day one made an
nually by the members of Friendship
steamer No. 4 and takes in a wide ter
ritory embracing portions of New
York and Pennsylvania.
The Friendship fire company by
which the visitors will be entertained
while in Danville, in the past has been
well taken care of by Friendship
Steamer No. 4 when it was in Read
ing and it is very anxious to recipro
cate on this occasion.
The visiting company which, may
include as many as eighty members,
will be accompanied with a band and
its sojourn in town will constitute an
episode to be remembered. It is one of
the leading and best equipped fire
companies of the State.
Many instances have occurred dur
ing the last few months in which men
born at Danville after prolonged ab
sence have returned to revisit the
scene their early life. In eacli of
these instances a great deal of interest
attached to the visit.
In the matter of long absence, how
ever, llarmau Baylor, of Valparaiso-
Ind., has all other old timers beat by
many years. To explain, the man
who is now looking up the place of
his birth, was born here' seventy.four
years ago; with his parents he remov
ed to the west when two years of age,
the present is his first visit here.
That after seventy-two years not a
trace of his old home remained in Mr.
Baylor's memory it is altogether need,
less to state. All his lay
in the west, and it was only at long
intervals that his mind revetted to the
place where lie was born. He was
slightly familiar with the names of a
few of the landmarks, hut only as he
heard them alluded to by nis parents
in conversation.
Some months ago, it will be recall
ed,a son of P. G. Baylor on the south
side captured a bird that was describ
ed as an eagle. An account of the af
fair was printed in the Morning News
and widely copied by other papers.
The story on its round caught the eye
of Harman Baylor, who at once recog
nized the locality and was impressed
with similarity of names.
He opened a correspondence with
the Baylors of the south side, which
resulted in the discovery that the fath
er of the young man that caught the
bird ami himself were first cousins.
He became intensely interested, and
as the time of life had arrived when
lie could afford to improve leisure by
sight seeing he decided to take a trip
He arrived during last week; he is
now a guest at the home of Peter G.
Baylor and is enjoying himself im
mensely. His father —long deceased—
was George Baylor and the homestead
farm, where Harman was born, near
Riverside heights is now occupied
by C. W. Gear hart.
Bible Class Outing.
The third annual outing of the Men's
Bible class of Sliiloh Reformed church,
Rev. Joseph E. Guy, teacher, was held
Friday at the grove of the Union
church at Ridgeville. The day was
spent with base hall, quoits and other
amusements and all enjoyed a fine
Prof. D. N. Dieffenbacher and Prof.
E. O. Bickel were present as guests.
Members of the class present were:
Dr. Jno. Sweisfort, William Heller,
Frank P. Startzel, Joseph Ritter, John
Fonst,William B. Startzel, Harry Bal
liett, Landis Goss, Jerry Fisher, M.
P. Scott, William Foust, Frank
Sch ram. Walter Marshall, Henry
Christian, Frank Orossley, Enos
Stronse, Anthony Fonst and Horace
George Nelson Albeck, formerly of
Danville, anil Miss Harriet B. Geig
er, of Milton,were nuited in marriage
at the latter place on Thursday even
ing ot' last week. The nuptial knot
was tied at the parsonage of Christ
Lutheran church by the pastor, the
Rev. 1. P. Zimmerman. The newly
wedded couple will reside at Milton.
Fred Ikeler Quit* Bible Class.
Fred Ikeler, the well known Blooms
burg lawyer, who for a number of
years has been teacher of the bible
class of the First Presbyteriar church
at that place, has tendered his resig
nation. He gives no reasons for the
The Rev. William Kerr McKinney,
who was recently called to the Grove
Presbyterian church, this city, has
entered upon his pastorate. He oc
cupied the pulpit Sunday morning
and evening, his sermon on each oc
casion being very acceptably received.
The new pastor was greeted with a
large congregation at the morning ser
vice. His sermon was founded on
Isaiah, 6:1-4, and had as its theme
"Isaiah's Vision of God." Following
is a brief synopsis:
This chapter gives us the initiation
of Isaiah into the office of a prophet.
It'explains his mission, his'power, his
place in history. Where did Isaiah find
the inspiration for his ministry, and
the impetus for service that enabled
him to toil for weary years amidst the
opposition and persecution of a hard
and stiff necked people? His vision of
The vision was undoubtedly an act
ual experience. It was something act
ually seen by the prophet; not by bod
ily eye, but in a prophetic trance.
"In the year that King Uzziah
died." It was a great transition
period in the life of this boy-patriot.
He had seen the prosperity of this
noble monarch and,doubtless like many
a youth in whose breast dwelt the love
of country, he had looked upon his
king as eternal aud his fatherland as
But the good king now becomes a
leper aud is cast forth from the house
of God. He who sat upon the throne
ruling prosperously becomes a weak
ling and the kingdom that seemed im
pregnable is retreating before the
enemy. Uzziah, like other men,passes
out of life into death. The young
prophet-patriot is overwhelmed. But
he has another vision. "In the year
that King Uzziah died I saw the
Lord." This is the temporal giving
place to the eternal, the material van
ishing before the scriptural.
The Jlesson taught is true today;
true in the realm of kingdoms and
truejin the sphere of the church. Her
members may pass away; her minist
ers may come and go, but behind and
beyond ministers and members we
note the presence of the unchanging
Here we have God in his uniqueness
dwelling in light unapproachable, aud
yet the source of all life and power.
He delights in the worship accorded
by the sons of men. He loves to meet
His children, sanctified by the spirit
of the Master.
A beautiful syitbol or picture of the
way In which God wants to fill every
life. For our bakes JHe became Em
anuel—God with us—God in u-.
The funeral of Thomas O. Cnrrv
took place from the family resi< • ucr.
West Mahoning street, at - n'do-k
Monday afternoon aud wi;« largely ut
The services were conducted by the
Rev. George S. Womei, pastor of bt.
Paul's Methodist Episcopal church,
assisted by William D. Lanmaster, the
evangelist. Six sons of the deceased
acted as pall bearers: Hugh C., Dr.
Edwin A., Thomas C., William M.,
John R. M.and Ralph Curry.
Among those from out of town that
attended the funeral were: T. Curry
Fisher, Roanoke, Va., Robert Curry,
Point township, Northumberland coun
ty ; the Misses Rebecca and Clara
Gulick aud Miss Jennie Forsyth, of
Northumberland ; Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Curry anil Mrs. James McWil
liams of Mooresburg.
The humidity of the atmosphere,
which had been very oppressive yes
terday gave way to more agreeable
weather conditions. It is not until
now that we have been able to rightly
appreciate the benefit of the recent
rain,which has removed the last trace
of the drought.
During the few days following the
rain the lawns about town have green
ed up more than during a whole month
while sprinkling was in progress,
showing that any method of watering
is a poor substitute for the rain fall
ing from the clouds. This was never
better demonstrated than during the
present summer wfien many persons
while watering their lawns copiously
were disgusted to find that the sod
meanwhile was taking ou a sere and
unhealthy look even if it was not dy
Farmers state that the pasture fields
which had become bare at places, aro
greeniug up very nicely and will assist
in keeping the cattle supplied with
food between the present and winter.
The corn along with vegetables of
different kinds has taken a fresh start
since the rain. Should we escape an
early frost crops that it was feared
would be a failure will produce near
ly a full yield.
Evon the out and outman has his
The public schools of the borough
opened yesterday with ;au enrollment
of 10SI7, as against 1150 last year.
Whooping cough is believed to be re
sponsible for the falling off.
In the high school there was an en
rollment of 147, which is just three
less than was figured on. Included are
forty-two freshmen. Non-resident
pupils enrolled number thirty-seven.
The commercial department seems to
have the preference among the fresh
men. Twenty-six of the forty-two
have taken up the commercial course,
which promises to tax the capacity of
that department to the limit.
The attendance in the 'grades is as
follows: First ward, lf>8; second ward,
282; third ward, 281; fourth ward,2o7;
Welsh Hill, 12.
{ Borough Superintendent. Dieffen
bacher last evening stated tliat in all
j probability at least fifty pupils are
' kept out of school by whooping]cough,
j The'most of the pupils detained home
:by this disease are in the third and
I fourth wards. On Welsh Hill, where
only twelve pupils are enrolled, the
attendance should have been nearly
j three times that number, as at the
j close of last term twenty-three were
j left over.
Especial care is given to the drink
• ing water,which at each of the school
I buildings is being boiled before it is
| given to the pupils. Pursuant to the
order of the school board two sets of
drinking cups are provided to be used
alternately. Kach set of cups after
one day's use is to be sterilized by the
j janitor. The water coolers are to be
j cleansed in the same manner at regular
; intervals.
j William H. Kerry and D. Clarence
| Gibbony, candidates for governor and
j lieutenant governor, respectively, on
i the Keystone party ticket, are schedu
led to visit Danville ou Saturday,
J September 17th.
Word to the above effect was receiv
j ed in Bloomsburg yesterday from Wil
' liam T. Creasy, a member of the Key
| stone State organization, who stated
l in his message that the candidates
would appear in Berwick, Bloomsburg
lid Danville on tlmt date,
j There is a strong possibility that Mr.
: Creasy may yet enter the race for the
office of State senator in this district,
although Mr. Creasy will not confirm
the rumor. It is also a likelihood the
Hon. John G. McHnery, who is run
ning foi congress on both the Republi
can anil Democratic tickets in this dis»
trict, will have opposition in the form
oi a Ke\ i: ■ j nrtv candidate.
Both of • •»e questions will likely
ibe decided at a meeting of the Key
stone State organization to be held at
i Harrishurg on Friday of this week,
when legislative and congressional
candidacies will >• discussed.
Mrs. Samuel Snyder, a well known
Sand highly esteemed resident of Riv
erside, departed this life at N :45 o'clock
last evening, following a protracted
illness. Death was due to a complica
tion of diseases. For the last eight
months of her life tlie deceased was
j Mrs. Snyder was aged tlo years. Be
j sides her husband she is survived by
j one son, Samuel Snyder, of Philadel
! phia, and five daughters, Mrs. Cyrus
Drake, Derry township; Mrs. J. W.
Gibbs, of Bloomsburg; Mrs. George
I Belford, Mrs. Clyde Sliultz, and Miss
! Frayne Snyder, of Riverside.
| Due notice of the funeral will be
j giveu.
The paving of East Market street
between Pine street and Cook's court
j is now ou the home stretch and with
anything like fair weather the job
will be completed in a week.
I The excavation is now completed as
| far as Cook's couit. The trolley track
i is also blocked up the greater part of
the way and even the brick are laid
j for a considerable distance along the
last square.
if begins to look as though a period
would intervene between the comple
j tion of the paving under way and the
I meeting of council when the next step
j will be taken in the procedure relat-
I ing to the paving of the two senates
I between Mill and Pine streets.
Street Repairs.
! Some much needed,improvements are
j being made on East Mahoning street,
iOn the square east of Pine street a
I course of lime stone is being applied
|to fill up the hollows. East of that
point the gutters have been cleaned
out and the road bed scraped near the
high school building.
The weather man most be working
off a belated consignment of July