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VOL. S(S—NO 41
Mrs. W. A. Finly, of Norristown,
consulted a fortune teller concerning
some supposedly missing gems valued
at 1250, who told her that they were
m a waste basket, in her boudoir. Tho
gems were found. Mrs. Finley lost the
gems about a month ago when about
to depart for England. The police are
The largest verdict ever returned in
Lackawanna county for injuries of the
character alleged lias been awarded to
.Tohn Bockelkamp, of South Scanton,
against the Laurel Line rail road com
pany. For a broken leg and a few cuts
about the head the jury gave Rockel
kamp $15,000. He sued for $;i0,000.
Waynesboro lias a 14-year old town
clerk. He is George Fitz, son of A
Stover Fit/,, town clerk, deputized by
his father to act for him during his
illnes. At the regular meeting of
councils the youngster took charge of
all the work as secretary of that body.
A counterfeit half dollar is in cir
culation in Wilkes-Barre and vicinity
and it is a dangerous imitation. The
weight is about that of the regularly
coined piece of that denomination,
thus making it difficult of detection
through the mere handling. It may be
more easily determined by the millage,
the edge not being as clearly defined
as in that of the real piece.
?*rs. Isaac M. Huber, of Schwenks
ville.was painfully bruised and shock
ed in an encounter with a goat which
was roaming the streets of the village.
The goat, owned by a neighbor, took
exception to a new hat which Mrs.
Huber wore and started to eat it. In
protecting her hat the woman was
thrown dowu by the animal and bruis
S. R. Smith, the proprietor of the
Indian Game poultry farm at Windsor,
York county, has shipped ten Cornish
game fowls to a Philadelphia!!. Smith
received fltiO for the chickens, which
will be exhibited at Philadelphia and
New York poultry shows this winter.
The state department of agriculture
at Harrisburg has received a report of
700 bushels of potatoes raised on two
and one-half acres of ground by War
ren Fretz, of Beilminster,Bucks coun
ty. This is the biggest yield ever heard |
of by officials of the department.
Brakeraan Earl Charles,of Beading,
was killed when a Philadelphia and
Reading freight engine crashed into
the rear of a freight train, smashing
the caboose to pieces. It was later
found that the engineer of the engine
was asleep at his post.
Beans 12 to 54 inches in length are
growing in the yard of Henry B. Nuss
of Reading. They grow so rapidly that
the movement can almost bo seen, one
increasing three inches in twenty-four
Mack Madison,a laborer ataSharps
ville furnace, lias received news that
iie lias fallen heir to SIOO,OOO in his
Misses Anna and Katherine Watt,
Grace Foster and E. Heinith, of Lan
caster, walked to Gettysburg and back,
a distance of 125 miles.
Cattle infected with Texas lever
were found on the farm of Jackson
Rothermel and' Simon Adams,of l)rei
Chailes Ortman, of Madison town
ship, Columbia county, near Jersey
town, yesterday morning sustained a
thousand dollar loss when the barn on
his farm was burned together with
most of its contents.
Mr. Ortman was working with Diehl
Maust about three quarters of a mile
away when ho saw the blaze. He drove
at. once to the scene, hut his barn was
in ashes when he arrived. Mrs. Ort
man was alone when the tire occurred
and she tlid not discover it until it
had gained considerable headway. She
went into the burning structure
through the flames and saved one
horse. Another horse, m; h-acl of cat
tle and SOIUH hogs peri-'.-d; also a
quantity of liny, straw and what crops
he had gotten in burned, along with a
big wagon, harness an.l oil r .".irioles.
A number of neighbors lent aid and
succeeded in saving a shed,which con
tained some of the farming imple
Died at Daughter's Funeral.
Pottsville.Oct. !2. —Frederick Fritz
meyer, of Philadelphia, aged 5)7 years,
was called to Schuylkill Haven to at
tend tho funeral of his daughter, Mrs.
John C. Elman.
After viewing the remains he was
shocked to such an extent that he lost
his footing while descending a stair
case and pitched headlong to tho bot
tom. The aged man sustained such in
juries that his death soon followed.
His death was the fourth within u
week in a space of hut 100 feet.
Bethlelim, Oct., 12. Disregarding a
warning not||tojwork'near a'spot where
a 1,200 pound stone was loose, James
Ehrig, (55 years'old, was .killed when
the a quarry in
North Bethlehem, breaking his spine
and fracturing his skull.
The borough council held a regular
meeting last night. There was little
business of importance on hand. The
following members were present:
, Cleaver, Marshall, Curry, Heim, Con
uolley, Von Blolin, Price anil Dietz.
On making his report as chairman
of the committee on streets and
bridges Mr. Curry explained that the
sidewalk on the north side of West
Mahoning street between Mill street
and the alley west is "causing a great
deal of complaint among the residents
of West Mahoning street, as the pave- j
ment in question is not only in bail
repair but is so low that with every I
rain large sections of it are submerg- j
ed. Mr. Curry explained that prop- ]
ertv owners on the north side of West I
Mahoning street west of the alley con
template reconstructing their side
walks. It was the sense of council
that the pavement wli«re reported too
low should be reconstructed without !
delay and the secretary was instructed ;
to take the matter up with the owner j
of abutting property.
On motion of Mr. Curry it was ord- ;
ered that a pij>e be sank in the drain
along Chmch street at the intersection
of that thoroughfare and the short
street leading down to the D. L. & W. |
On motion it was ordered that anew
helmet be purchased for the assistant j
Borough Electrician Newton Smith j
presented a statement which showed
that the total cost of operating the
light plant for the month of Septem
ber was sßf>7.Bo. The plant was in op- '
eration 304 hours.
On motion of Mr, Connolley it was
ordered that a pipe he laid under Mill
street on the south side of Center
street to relieve an overflow which '
occurs when it rains.
On motion of Mr. Currv it was ord- !
ered that council relay a stone at the
residence of C. P. Hanccok, which was
displaced when the street was paved.
It was ordered that the pavement at
the McCormick residence be repaired j
The following bills were approved \
Labor and hauling $456.44 i
Penna. R. R. Co 20, ;i,". j
TX L. iSr W. P. R. «o .. . 27. J-1
Danville Fdy & Machine C 0... 17.:5:'»
Welliver Hdw Co 71»
Watsontown Brick & Clay Co OO.Ofi
George F. Keefer 3K.00 j
Regular employes 117.."»(»
Chas. E. Yoris (com) 313.33
Joseph Ritter 70 j
Sarah MoCuen (1.00 j
Standard Gas Co ..">0 j
Warren Fdy & Machine Co. .. 74 ;
John F. Tooley. 3.00!
Peoples Coal Yard. ... . . . 11,30
T. L. Evans' Sons 6.00 j
Labor in Light Dep't 27.25
Walker & Kepler 131.88 j
Regular employes .. $153.50
P. H. Fooat 193. .">o
Boyer Bros . 186. IS
American Car & Fdy Co .. . 806.17
Hains, Jones & Cadbury Co ... 17.02
Majan Jr. Co 15.40
Atlantic Refining Co . 31.55
Standard Gas Co 2.00 |
U. S. Expross Co 1.30
Adams Express Co 55
A. M. Peters 1.7.".
Danville Fdy & Machine Co ... 19.89
Cleaning Boiler 22.38
Joseph Lechner 97.93
MRS. ELLA WELLIVER
Mrs. Ella Welliver, wife of Emery
Welliver, former residents of Jersey
town, died Tuesday morning at 1
o'clock at her home in Philadelphia.
The remains are being brought to j
Jerseytown, and will arrive there at j
11 o'clock this morning. Funeral ser- j
vie s will !" held at the Jerseytown j
Methodist Episcop: 1 church at 2 j
o'clock this afternoon. Interment at j
Mrs. Welliver was the daughter of
Peniberton liunyan, deceased. Beside '
her husband she is survived by a son ;
It&lph.an employe in the Philadelphia
post office Sanford Runyan,of Blooms
burg and Harry Runyan, of Jersey
town, are brothers, and Mrs. .John E.
Bunting, of Benton, is a sister.
Onward lodge, No. 170, Knights of
Pythias, of Northumberland, will pay
a fraternal visit to Beaver lodge. No.
132, of this city, tonight. There will
be about 30 knights in the visiting
party and the brethern hero are mak
ing arrangements to entertain them in
an elaborate manner.
This evening's event is in the na
ture of a return visit, Eoaver lodge
having paid a visit to the Northum
berland lodge several months ago.
Another feature will bo the conferr
ing of the rank of page upon three
The biggest liars are the visitors who
say what a good time they had.
DANVILLE, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 3,1910
THOS. J. PRICE
SINKING A WELL
T. J. Price is sinking a well at the '
rear of his residence on East Market j
street.Jeremiah Hoover with his steam j
drill being employed to do the work.
Mr. Price's intention is to bore to a '
great depth, or until he obtains pure, j
palatable water, such as been struck j
at the Structural Tubing works and j
elsewhere in that part of town.
The cost of sinking wells to the 1
depth required is comparatively small,
while the results both as relate to the
quantity and the purity of the water
are all that could be desiied., It is
known that a number of other persons
contemplate sinking wells and ar»
only waiting to note the result of Mr.
The proposition to sink wells on the
school grounds, agitated by the school (
boar'fa month or so ago, has apparent- >
ly been abandoned. Under existing
conditions the school board despairs of
obtaining water from the river that I
can be safely furnished the pupils
without first being sterilized.
The sinking of wells as above pro
posed seemed to offer a solution of the ;
water problem until it occurred to the
directors that a well sunk by the school
board, at the public expense would !
essentially bo a "public well," the
maintenance of which, on the school !
ground, seemed to open the way for
many complications. It is hardly prob- i
able that the matter will be taken up
again during the present school term, j
Neither does it. seem probable that
conucil will decide to experiment with
artesian wells, although urged to do
so on many sides. What is undertaken
in tltis line will have to bo done by
individual citbens. Before very long !
probably a large part of the town
will be supplied by wells such as is
being sunk by Mr. Price.
Meanwhile,let the borough have the
water both before and after filtration
analyzed : let the tests be repeated for
a given period of timo until the pur- (
itv or impurity of the water is satis
factory established. At the present
when the river is at its very lowest
stage and there is contagion so near
by it would be especially gratifying
t" be assured that there are no bacilla i
coli in the water.
A most unexpected sequence of the l
outbreak of the foot and mouth dis
ease, which occurred in thiscity near
ly two years ago,came to light yester
day when T. E. Munce, deputy secre
tary of the State Life Stock Sanitary
board, appeared in this city and lodg
ed information against J. U. ('amp
bell, who, it is alleged, shipped the
cattle that carried the contagion from
New Vork State in Pennsylvania with
out procuring a certificate as required
The information in effect sets forth
That one J. C. Campbell on October i
2<>, I'JOS, did unlawfully and rnalici- j
ously import from the State of New ;
York into Pennsylvania certain neat j
cattle commonly known as bulls for I
breeding purposes without accompany- i
ing same with certificate from an in- j
spector as to the health of said bulls !
and did then and there sell and dis- |
pose of same for breeding purposes I
within the said Commonwealth of j
Pennsylvania to wit: in the borough j
of Danville, County of Montour.with- j
out accompanying the samo with a j
certificate from an inspector, whose
competency and reliability were ccrti- :
fieil to by the proper authorities charg
ed with the control of the diseases of I
domestic animals in the said state of
New York, certifying that said neat '
cattle,had been examined and subject- j
ed to the tuberculin test and were I'ieo !
| from disease.
; The informant further says thai J. !
('. Campbell then and there in the
I borough of Danville, county of Mon-
I tour and State of Pennsylvania, with
j out said certificate of inspection did
j sell and deliver bulls for breeding pur
i poses to the following: Elmer K. Bog
art, P. \V. Metier, Jacob Shultz, E.
H. Fisher, H. 0. Hower and E. H.
Shultz contrary to the form of the act
of assembly in such case made and
provided and as against the peace and
dignity of the Commonwealth
The warrant was served on Mi.
Campbell by Constable \V. E. Young,
of this city, yesterday. The hearing
will be helil before Justice of the Peace
James Dalton at 10 o'clock a. m..Mon
day October 17th -
Gorton's Big Minstrels will he seen
at the opera house on Saturday. The
I management of this favorite Company
promises everything new this season.
There will be big novelty features,
great dancing specialties, sweet sing
ing, amusing comedy, etc,, all of a
first class character. the best
of the special acts is the? comedy and
dancing specialtyjof the Philadelphia!!
A thrilling runaway occurred at
the foot of Pine Btroet yesterday aft
ernoon, in which two boys were plac
ed in great peril.
George Moser, of Derry township,
with two spirited ho:ses was deliver
ing a load of wood at the residence of
William L. Deutsch, Water street.
Leaving the team in the alley at the
rear of the premises he stepped into
the yard to consult Mr. Deutsch.
While the two men were talking Mr.
Deutsch's two sons, John and Wil
liam, returned home from school. They
jumped onto the wagon and began to
unload the wood.
While thus engaged one of the horses
in rubbing its head against the other j
animal stripped its halter. Almost at
the same instant the horses began to
run, dashing out the alley to Pine
street at a frightful rate of speed. The
two boys clung to the wagon. John,
the elder, who is about sixteen, seized
the lines but, owing to the fact that
one of the horses was without a halter
and could not be controlled, he was
unable to guide or check tlve speed of
At Pine street the team turned and
made a dash toward the TiTer some
sixty yards distant. There was great
danger that the frautic horses carried
forward by the momentum would bo
unable to make the turn at Water
street ami would plunge down over
the steep hank.
At this juncture the boy thought of
a plan to escape and he acted prompt
ly. With the one line at his command
he pulled the team sharply to the left
hoping to bring them up against a
telegraph pole at the north-eastern
corner of Water and Pine streets. Re
sponding to the line the horses dashed
up onto the the sidewalk and struck
the side of Charles Forney's residence
and then rebounding came tip squaiely
against the telegraph pole, which
brought them to a stop. As the team
struck the house the force of the im
pact was such as to rattle dishes in the
closets, while the end of the tongue
tore off the weather boards and pro
duced an aperture in the side of the
building. The largo pole, which brought
the team to a stop, was struck with
such force that it was knocked ont of
At the first opportunity the bovs
crawled down off the wagon. With the
exception of a few Urr.ises they escap
ed injury, although they were hadlv
The wagon tongue was broken to
splinters, while the horses were badly
The cotnmiKsionets appointed by the
court to ascertain and establish the
dispute I boundary lines between the
borough of Danville and township of
Mahoning are having a novel experi
ence in the jungle of Montour ridge,
and up to last evening had been able
to make hut very slow progress.
In following the line the commis
sioners were obliged to traverse the
eastern and south-eastern slope of Paid
Top about midway between the base
and the summit. Here where the rat
tlesnakes live and multiply, where the
steep hillside, the rocks and loose
stones make it almost impossible for
a man to keep upon his feet, the com
missioners wore obliged to icako their
way like true explorers—axe in hand.
Indeed, at some places so dense was
the growth of trees, underbrush, vines,
&c., that four men wero kept busy
cutting a way through the jungle.
Up to yesterday, they had been very
fortunate in locating the old monu
ments, established sixty or seventy
live years ago. Notwithstanding the
lapse of time the variation was trifl
I Once through with Montour Ridge
the survey will be divested of mauy
i of its difficulties and will proceed far
i more rapidly. The commissioners will
j next address themselves to the task of
locating the site of " Lafferty's house,"
1 one of the big problems that yet con
front them. However conspicuous it
j once may have been the last trace of
i Lafferty's house disappeared so many
j years ago that the oldest resident
1 seems to know nothing about the land
I Not to be behind in taking advant
! age of the latest labor saving devices,
| the product of the electric current, at
least two of our local blaoksmithing
| establishments have been equipped
j with an electric blower. The piece of
machinery takes the place of the old
hand power apparatus at the forge and
is a great saving in time and labor to
the smiths. The shops so equipped are
those of Boettinger and Dietz and
Mr. Boettinger is authority for the
statement the he can produce with the
electrio blower, a heat twice as great
as formerly and in less time.
A NEW RULE
The school board held a regular
meeting last night with President W.
A. Sechler in the chair. Among other
members present were: Messrs. Orth,
Sidler, Swarts, Burns, Marks, Pnrsel,
Fischer,Gibson,Heiss and Cole. There
was a small volume of business on
On motion of Mr. Pursel it was ord
ered that the following rule be adopt
ed: That each teacher shall in all cases
of suspected contagious or infectious
diseases, defective hearing or eyesight,
or in any case where the pupil shows
a marked degree of inability to keep
pace with the class, call the inspector
and make special note of his diagnosis
of the case. if the diagnosis show a
contagious or an infectious disease,
said child to be excluded from school
and not readmitted without a certifi
cate signed by the proper authorities.
The borough superintendent present
ed his report for the month ending
The total number of pupils register
ed during month, 1131—boys 581, girls
Average attendance of boys 54!); of
girls, 517; total, 1066.
Percentage of attendance, boys, 97 ;
girls, '.Hi; average, 96J^.
Number of pupils who have not at
tended 75 per cent, of time belonged,
Number of pupils reported to truant
Cases of corporal punishment, 2.
Number of visits made during
Borough Superintendent Dieffen
baeher explained that the names of
pupils enrolled have been checked and
he presented a table showing of
the number of children of school age
not returned by the assessors just how
many were omitted at the time of as
sessment, how many have moved into
the district and how many have
reached school age since.
Six pupils have moved into the first
ward since assessment, while nine
reached school age between that time
and October Ist. Twenty-five were
omitted by the assesors.
Eleven moved into the second ward
and sixteen reached school age be
tween assessment and October Ist. One
child was omitted.
Ten moved into the third ward and
twenty-three reached the school age
between assessment aud October Ist.
Fifty-six were omitted.
Nine moved into the fourth ward
aud fifteen reached s -1.00 l age 1 t tween
assessment and October Ist. Pour were
The following bills were approved
Clias. E. Voris iC(im) $230.-15
E. 11. A ten 388
People's Coal Yard ... . 6.40
Danville Stove A: Mfg. Co 4.30
A. M. Peters . . 1.00
Wilkes-P-arre Paper Co 93
Roberts and Meek 10.00
U. S. Ex. Co 4.70
Allen & Bacon ".60
Adams Ex. Co 85
LAID TO REST
Mrs. Harriet Russell, whose death
occurred at Williamsport Sunday, was
consigned to the grave in Odd Fel
lows' cemetery yesterday afternoon.
The body arrived at Danville on the
11:23 a. m. train and was taken to the
1 residence of Alexander Foster, where
the funeral was held at 2p. m. The
services were conducted by the Rev.
William Kerr McKiney, pastor of the
Grove Presbyterian church. The funer
al proceeded to the Odd Fellows'ceme
tery by trolley.
The following persons from out of
town attended the funeral: Rev. and
Mrs. James C. Russell, Oneouta, New
York; Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Rus
sell, Russell C. Stout, Parker Russell,
Pittsburg; Mr. and Mrs. ,T. W. Stout,
Miss Gertrude Stout, Mr. and Mis. J.
S. Henderson. Mrs. D. A. Weiss and
i Miss M. A. Rowe,Williamsport; James
Kipp, Pitfstou; Mrs. William Kiuter
! and Charles Russell,Harrisburg; Mis.
William McWilliauis and John Pitner,
LOCKJAW FROM SHOT
EASTON, Pa., Oct., 12.
Samuel Elroy Dean, 32 years old,
died yesterday at the Eastou hospital
of tetanus caused by a bullet wound
in his leg. A few weeks ago Dean and
Earnest Rausch followed a man and
woman to a lonely place on the out
skirts of the city and when they
caught up with them the stranger in
quired of his pursuers whether either
had a revolver. .
Upon their reply in the negativo,
the man drew a pistol and ordered
them to leave at once, at the same
time firing five shots at them, one of
which took eflect. The man and wo
man then fled, and there is no clue to
When a girl gets along in years and
has to cut down her age the strongest
believer in her figure is her mother.
LONG AND USEFUL
LIFE IS CLOSED
Mrs. Harriet Kipp ltnssell, a native
of the south side, and for many years
a resident of Danville, died at Wil
liamspo-t, at 8 o'clock Sunday morn
ing aged 90 years, 5 months and 15
The deceased was the widow of Rob
ert O. Russell, who at one time was
sheriff of Montour county anil who de
parted this life in 187 a. Before her
marriage the deceased was Miss Har
riet Kipp. She was the last survivor
of the family of that name, prominent
on the south side nearly a generation
ago. from which the stream known as
"Kipp's Run"' takes its name. She
resided in Danville up to some twenty
years ago when she took up her resi
dence with her daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Stout, at Williamsport.
Mrs. Russell was in possession of all
her faculties; she was in excellent
health and would no doubt have sur
vived many years had it not been for
an accident. Eight weeks before her
death she sustained a fall, fracturing
her hip bone. She never recovered
from the shock, her decline being
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Stout,
tiie deceased is survived by two sons,
the Rev. James O. Russell, D. D., of
Oneonto, N. Y., and Robert C. Rus
sell, of Pittsburg.
Interment will be made in Odd Fel
lows' cemetery this city. The body
will be brought here on the 11 ;28 P.
& R. train tomorrow and will be tak
en to the residence of Alexander Fost
er, No. 513 Bloom street, whose wife
is a granddaughter of tlie deceased.
The funeral will take place from the
Foster residence at 2 o'clock tomor
row afternoon, proceeding to the
cemetery by trolley.
On May 6th last Mrs. Russell celebr
ated the 00th anniversary of her birth.
There was a family gathering at the
time at which all of her immediate
relatives were present.
Mrs. Russell was a member of the
Mahoning Presbyterian church of this
city and an attendant when able of
the* Central Presbyterian church of
Mrs. Russell was a remarkable wo
man. There was nothing in past events
which had come under her notice
which was not perfectly clear in her
memory. Her fund of information up
on the past was seemingly inexhausti
On Saturday the 15th inst. the sea
son opens for ruffed grouse, commonly
called pheasants,for English, Monenli
au or Chinese pheasants, for quail or
partridges,wild turkeys, squirrels, fox
black or grey.
On October !• season bea;'
and woodcock . oe i No bears ha\e
been bagged bv local hunter
a good many U-ucU !avi -'" 'i .-',ut,
indicating thai the latter are I'ltnrifal
in this section
Observing si ortwinen are of the op
inion that gam of ail kimis will he
plentiful this tall. This is especially
true of pheasants,large coveys of which
have been seen in the woods during the
latter part of summer. It is not believed
that unlawful hunting has been prac
ticed to any extent in this section.
The injured phesants that flew into
town a few weeks ago bearing marks
which seemed to indicate that they
iiail been shot, it is now believed, re
ceived their injuries in some other
manner, which may be easily explain
Harry Billmeyer, along with M. 11.
Schram and others, authorities on the
subject, concurs in the above view.
Pheasants, it appear, are hard to un
derstand and are apt to precipitate
just such a blind headlong flight, as
resulted in the death of the birds in
this city, without any apparent cause
other than a desire to seek a now
base. In passing over a town liko Dan
ville, with its poles and network of
wires,it would be remarkable if a few
birds were not killed or injured.
<)f the English, Mongolian,or Chinese
pheasant, ten may be killed in one
day, twenty in one week ami fifty in
Of the common pheasants five may
be killed in one day, twenty in one
week and fifty in a season.
Ten quail or partridges may be kill
ed in one day, forty in one week and
seventy-five in one season.
For wild turkey the limit is one a
day, two in the season.
Of squirrel, six of the combined
kinds may be killed in one day.
The season for pheasants, woodcock
and squirrels extends until December
Ist. The season for quail, and wild
turkey closes on Novoinber 15th.
Made Start on Directory.
Messrs. F. S. Andrews and L. E,
Cootey, of Blosfburg, started yester
day on the woik of compiling a dir
ectory of Danville. They interviewed
a number of the business men of the
town on the subject and met with a
hearty reception that gieatly encour
ages them in their work.
ESTABLISHED IN 1855
MAY SINK WELLS
From what was learned yesterday it
woulrl appear that the subject of deep
wells as a source of pure water for the
borough is likely to prove an engross
ing one during the next few months.
Not the least surprising is the intima
tion that ttie school Aboard will piob
ably reconsider the matter and take
the initiative by drilling wells at each
of the school buildings.
At the regular meeting of the school
board Monday night Samuel Marks
brought up the matter. He was in fav
or of drilling wells; his views were
seconded by several, while others urg-
principal among which
was the lack of funds. No definite ac
tion was tjiken.
From a reliable source yesterday it
was learned that the majority of the
board would vole to sink wells if they
could see their way clear as to fin
ances. It is not pioposed to exclude
the public but the former objection
that the wells, if open to the public,
would become a nuisance on the school
grounds is no louger urged.
Those in favor of the wells are bring
ing some pretty strong logic to bear
and have practically won over those
wtio were opposed. In the first place
figures are produced to show that it
costs the school district annually $l5O
to furnish the pupils with either
spring or sterilized water. It is de
monstrated that if a well be sunk at
each of the school buildings—five in
number—at the average depth, say of
one hundred feet, the aggregate cost
including pumps would probably not
be over SSOO. In a matter of five years,
therefore, the wells would pay for
themselves and the school district
would possess a valuable asset. It is
proposed to secure funds for sinking
the wells by making a temporary loan
late in the term.
One of the members of tlie school
board is authority for the statement
that it is not only reasonably sure that
the board will agree to sink the wells
but that the work will be done this
fall. A committee of the school board
waited upon Mr. Hoover, the well
driller, yesterday to learn what his
best terms would be.
It is believed that if the school board
takes the initiative and sinks a well
I at each of the school houses it will be
only a matter ot time until wells are
sunk at suitable intervals all over
town —even if the money has to be
raised by popular subscription. Al
ready there is a project on foot to sink
a well on market square. It is believ
ed that the money required, which will
not exceed i.'jO, would be contributed
, b> people iiving in the vicinity who
would obtain water at tlie well.
Carson James, a six-year-old boy
died at the liouie of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas James, Railroad street,yester
day morning as the result of an accid
ent'sustained while playing at school.
About 2 weeks ago ho came home
| one evening complaining of a pain in
, his head. He attributed it to a bump
j which he received while playing at
■ recess, when according to his story,he
! struck his head against another, a
1 larger boy, who was running in the
For one week he suffered with head
■ ache and was very sick. About last
i Friday he lapsed into unconsciousness
I aud lay in that condition until about
4:20 o'clock yesterday morning, when
I death came to his relief. Everything
j possible was done for the little fellow,
! but the injury led to fatal complica
j tions, death being due to traumatic
' The exact circumstances under which
the accident occurred are not known.
; The boy was not able to throw much
light on the affair, and the identity of
the other boy figuring in the accident
has not been established. So far as
I can be ascertained no blame attaches
J to any one, although the affair is very
j The funeral will take place Satur
day at 2 ]i. m.from the residence of
I Thomas James, proceeding to the Odd
i Fellows' cemetery by trolley.
PLAYS LIFE'S LAST CARD "
As the last chance to prolong a life
whoso doom ho considers virtually at
hand, Walter Shipman, of Sunbury,
the prominent invalid lawyer and
Democrat, yesterday started for the
University of Pennsylvania hospital
Shipman does not expect to come
back alive. In anticipation that death
might never permit him the chance
again, he gave goodbye to all his Sun
bury friends the other day.
A Notable* Attraction.
A notable attraction which is book
ed to appear at the opera house next
Thursday evening, Oct. aOth, is Wil
liam Faversham's great success, "The