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VOL. AM NO l!>
TRIED TO Rl N DOWN COP—Ed
gar F. Biery, a widely known chant!
eur. of Allcntown, is a prisoner in
the Allplitown jail Biery was making
fast time down an Alleutown *tn<t
with his employer's automobile when
he was given thp "slow down" signal
by Mounted Ofllcer Fred Reno. It had
mo effoct and Reno to hp discrpet.rode
out of the auto's path onto the side
walk. Then according to the charge
Biery swerved his machine and quick
ly catching up. ran down the officer
and his mount, sending them both
flying into the street. Reno is in the
hospital with serious injuries, and
the horse, which is a valuable oue,
will probably have to be killed.
DRINK UNTIL THEY DIE-Acting
on the report of Coroner L. T. Donag
hue, of PotUville. the county author
ities are investigating three violent
deaths from alcoholism, one iu Gil
berton borough lockup, which was
supposed to have been coal gas poison
ing; one iu the Schuylkill county i
almshouse: one a woman, who, it was
said, was a habitual drunkard, anil
consumed between one aud two quarts
a few hours prior to her death. This
last case is being investigated to learn
from what source she obtained thp
ALL DAY WEDDING—An Amish
wedding, with all the quaint ceremon
ies of that sect,took place at the home
of Elias Fisher, near Honeybrook,
when his daughter became the bride '
of Daniel Kanffman, of Lancaster
county. The celebration began at 9
o'clock and continued all day. The
wedding dinner was a notable feature*j
Nine geese, ten chickens, fifty pounds
of beefsteak and ten cakes were among
the things provided.
LOW WATER INCREASES DIS
EASE—Dr. W. H. Robinson,of Potts- !
ville, in his yearly review, just com
pleted,states that there were 414 cases
of contagious diseases in Pottsville |
the past year. This largo increase and t
a corresponding increase in other an
thraoite mining towns, is ascribed to i
the droughts which have affected this
region severely, wheie the sluggish j
streams convey many disease germs.
VIOLENT DEATH, AFTER ALL—
Surviving three shots in the lungs and
abdomen some years ago when seveie- ;
ly wounded by Clement Neikam.whoin
he was trying to arrest anil who is ;
now serving time in the penitentiary,
John Moore, formerly a loading mem
ber of the State Constabulary at Ha/- ,
leton, died at Chicago from injuries
received by being struck with a lail- j
road train after he had his foot caught
in a frog.
NEVR RODE ON TRAIN—Mrs.
Knoch Rohrbach, aged 98 years, the ,
oldest resident of Lehigh county, is '
dead from debility in her home on tha I
Lehigh Mountain, near Macungie. <
Mrs. Rohrbach never road on a stream
or trolley cat. She leaves six children,
aud her descendants number upward |
THREE SHOT FOR A DOLLAR—
In a dispute over a dollar, two men
and a boy were seriously shot at South
Sharou. The wouuded are: Joe Pale
dina, aged 15 years, who may die;
Tony V. 8010 aud Louis Palardi. Patsy
Husky, who it is alleged, did the I
shooting, was surrounded by a mob of j
foreigners who threatened to lynch i
him, when the police arrived. It was j
with great difficulty that he was plac- |
ed in jail.
DEFIES THE LAW—While hunting !
a sbort distance abovo Coalport.labont
two miles from Maucli Chunk Frauk !
lioNelis and M. J. Conway heard j
their dog yelp. They found him fast ;
in a snare which was evidently set |
for rabbits and which is proliibted by
the game laws. Upon further investi- !
gaton they found fourteen traps with
in a radius of 100 feet. The hunters
reported the matter to the game war
John Vaucher, 15 years oh', ol' Read
ing, who has traveled through Europe
and all over the United States earning
money at his trade, is claimed to be
the youngest watchmaker .u flic world
FATEFUL DAY—Throe men were
killed by Pennsylvania railroad tiains
within a mile of Latrohe, within 12
NEW COUGH MEDICINE—EarIy
yesterday morning Mrs. Sydney Riker
of Kcnilwortb, Chester county, got
up ib the darkness and by mistake got
bold of a bottle of iodine instead of
cough medicine. ; She took a good siz
ed dose, but after bard work a physi
oian saved her life.
FATAL PIN SCRATCH—A small
pin scratch on the index tiuger of his
loft hand, neglected until blood pois
oning developed, caused the death of
Stanley Stalpin, of Mahanoy Citv.
CAUGHT AN OTTER—An otter
was recently caught iu Tingloy lake,
Susquehanna county. Sucii animals
are very rare in Pennsylvania now.
112 v ; '
ill on tout 1 American.
THE PAVING OF
A petition lor tlit> paving of Bloom
street between the eastern building
i Hue of Kerry street and the western
1 building linp of Oliuroli strppt was
presented to conucil at a regular meet
ing Kri«lH> night. On motion it
wa* ordeted that the petition be ac
upptpil and mnrkptl filed to await fur
tlier r<ctiou of council.
The petitioners agipe to pay their
respective portions of two-thirds of the
i entire post of such grading. paving
! and curbing in propoitiou to the fpet
front of thpir respective properties
when and as computed according to
what is called the "foot front" rule.
The siguers are as follows: K. 1?.
Porsel, W. J. Holers. Theodore Di st
er, Jacob Doster, J. II Cole, William
Kaso West, M. F. Shultz, A. Hiatt
and A. J. Hiatt, George A. Stock, W.
H. Paules. Anna Y. Youngman, W.
|A. Sechier, president: W. 11. Ortli,
secretary,of the Danville school board.
The petition sets forth that the un-
I dersigned are at least a majority of
the property owners in interest ami
number abutting on the line of that
part of Bloom street between the east
ern building line of Ferry street and
the western buildiug line of Church
On motion it was resolved that at
leastjtwelve days public notice by not
less than twelve handbills posted on
the line of the proposed improvement
be given'that council will meet on
Friday, December 10. 1910, at 8 o'clock
p. in.for the purpose of hearing ob
jections from anyone to the proposition
to thus grade, pave and curb said part
of Bloom street and to also then and
there consider the propriety of the en
actment of the necessary ordinance,
and at which place and time all per
son may attend and be beard.
On motion of Mr. Curry it was ord
ered that the secretary notify W. H.
Lyon, the contractor, |iliat the paving
on East Market street will not be ac- !
c.epted.as it is not up to specifications;
also that inasmuch as the borough can j
not collect the assessments it will hold I
Mr. Lyon responsible for the amount
of interest paid on the money council ,
will have to borrow.
The ordinance prepared for the pav
ing of East Front street between Ferry :
and Railroad streets was read before j
council and approved on its first read- ,
The borough electrician presented ;
his report for November. The total |
cost of operating the plant was $385. -
sfl. The plant was in operation 402 I
On motion of Mr. Everhart it was
ordered that the interest on the Josiah
Wolf bequest—seventy-two dollars—be I
paid to the Woman's Benevolant as- |
sociation of Danville.
The following members were pres- I
cut: Cleaver, Connolley, Price, Jones, j
Marshall, Curry, Everhart, Heim aud ;
Regular Employes .. 1117.50
Labor on Streets 311.18
M. H. Sohram 7.45
James Dai ley 1.50
Foster Bros 5.80
The Gem .... . . . 4.00
A. F. Hartman 4.50|
Reading Iron Works 5.93
Will G. Brown 1.30 |
Sara McCuen 7.00
Standard Gas Co 8S !
Bell Telephone Co .. .65 J
Danville Stove & Mfg Co I'.OO
Boyer Bros 10.85
I Miles, Peifer & Co 15.00
i Labor in Light Dep't *>.oo
j Frank Straub '.'.00
I U. S. Express Co <>s
' Washington Fire Co 1.20 i
| B. B. Brown 25.00
i Regular Employes .. $153.50
I P. H. Foust. Agt 140.40
j Wallace A. Hoover . 11.92
Standard Gas Co 1.83
' Washington Fire Go 23.80
! Boyer Bros . 84.55
THE GRANT CASE
The case of Rev. William Grant,the
Presbyterian minister of Northumber
land, who is charged by the Northum
berland Presbytery with heresy in
denying the diety of Christ and the
inspiration of the scriptures, in articles
which were printed in Sunbury and
Northumberland newspapers, took on
added complications on Monday, when
the commission appointed to try him,
met at Northumberland and amended
the charges and postponed the trial.
' The trial was to have taken place
j n Monday the sth. The commission
| met at that time, but only to amend
I the charges so as to include statements
I from Rev. Grant's sermons and from
i Rev. Grant has been given until
! December 19th to answer the amend
|ed charges and the commission will
| meet again on January 9th to take up
I the case aud try it.
DANVILLE, I'A., THURSDAY, DECEMBER h lino
Two young nurses of this city. Miss !
Edith Mitchell aud Miss Nellie Griflin, j
both former employes of the Danville
I State hospital for the insane, and who (
more reeently havp been employed at
the Stale hospital for the insane at
1 Warren, fa., are among six nurses of
(lie latter institution!! *who last week
rebelled when ordered to administer
rlie "soap treatment" to Miss Dorothy 1
Rice,a IT year old inmate of the War
Following the episode Miss Marg
aret McFarland,general nurse and Miss |
Emma Long, charge nurse, at the
Warren hospital were arrested, charg- ,
ed with assault aud battery and ag
gravated assault aud battery, and held ;
i for court. They will be tried this j
month and Miss Mitchell an I Miss
Grfftin are remaining at Warren to act
as witnesses for the prosecution.
At the hearing, when Miss McFar- j
laud and Miss Long were held in SSOO
and #2OO bail respectively, the story j
1 of the trouble developed.
It was asserted that Miss Rice had ,
' been ordered to take a dose of Epsom
salts, which she refused to do. She
was then ordered to her room. After
ward a nurse went to the room and
found Miss Rice with her clothing all
removed and in the act of hanging her- j
self with a window rope.
It is alleged by the rebelling nurses j
that Miss McFarland then choked the !
Itico gill until she was black in the :
face, after which it is said, she was 1
iemoved to a ward, where the "soap 1
treatment" was administered.
This treatment consists in lathering a 1
towel and rubbing it over the victim.
I It is said the girl was severely strapped
during the treatment.
Harry P. Rice, father of the girl, is !
i one of Wairen's wealthiest and most
influential citizens. He and his daugh
ter were at the hearing, the latter ap
pearing normal. Mr. Rice intends to '
push the prosecutiou of Miss McFar
land and Miss Long ami tin- Danville j
; nurses, Miss Mitchell and Miss Griflin, j
! are being entertained at the Rice !
I country home, Hickory Lane, until ;
after December term of court.
: The affair has caused considerable ,
' comment at Warren,and arrangements j
are being made for au investigation of
, the affairs at the institution, where !
' there has been more or less trouble
! since the new superintendent, Doctor
Hawks, took charge several months
| ago, displacing Dr. Morris S. Guth,
1 who had been conupcted with the bos-1
pital since 18S1.
Shortly after Dr. Hawks' installa- j
i tiou a strike occurred and nearly fifty
| nurses left their posts, causing con- '
i siilerable trouble to the management. .
J Miss Mitchell and Miss Grifliu are
| both well and favorable known here. !
j The former is the daughter of Mis !
i George Mitchell, Mowrey street, and j
the latter is the daughter of Patrick j
j Griflin, Foust street.
VETTER GOT A YEAR
Andrew J. Vetter, the young com- |
panion of "Chick" Dawson, who rais- ■
ed a rumpus on a Danville & Blooms
burg trolley cat, on Thanksgiving aft-
I ernoon, plead guilty to assault and
j battery in court at Bloomstmrg yester !
day morning and was sentenced to pay ,
I the costs of prosecution. S2OO line and !
I undergo an imprisonment in the Col- j
| umbia county jail for a period of one |
The defendant n a good looking j
young man ot 23, single, and don't !
look like a criminal. He said he was 1
from Philadelphia and had been work
ing for the American Car and Foundry j
] company at Hloomsburg as a steel
' worker. His excuse was drunkenness,
| which the court said only aggravated
| the case. -
A Birthday Party.
I A very pleasant evening was spent
|at the home of J. M. Ritter, Bloom
| road, iii honor of their little Grand
son, Joseph Ford's (ith birthday.Those
I present were Edna Lobach, Florence
| Baylor, Martha Baylor, James Wilks,
i Joseph Ford, .Tames Ritter. Clyde
i Ritter, Charles Ritter, Mr. and Mrs.
j Joseph Ritter, Mr. and Mrs. W. 11.
j Ford, Mr. aud Mrs. H. J. Lobach,
; Mrs. Lucy Walter and Miss Catherine
I Probably the best proof of the value
of"The Thief," the great dramatic
sensation, lies in the fact that interest
in it does not begin to pass the mo
ment we turu our steps from the
j theatre. So many plays hold us dur
ing the performance and then are
| shaken off like a dream. There is more
! reality than that iu "The Thief." It
j grips both the heart and the mind aud
at. the end we are dismissed with
thoughts active as to the significance
of it all.
"The Thief" will be seen at the
Danville opera house Tuesday even
ing, Dec. 13th.
10 B: OBSERVED
I ON MONDAY 26TH
r Christina- IbIIK on Sunday this year 1
, and there seem* to lip some uncertainty
among |M'O|II« whether the gr* at church i
festival ubiorvfd on flint day
• or on the day following. Our business
1 people, however, who net the pace in
! HDCII mutter* unreservedly declare that
no far an they are concerned their
placeti of business will be cloned on
112 Monday. The banks and the post of
fire will nlno bo closed on that day, a
course which will be general through
out the oountry.
All the calendars that indicate the
holidays designate Monday as the teg
ulat Christinas holiday.
One of the officials of the Pennsyl
vania Kail road company, who was at
j South Danville yesterday, stated that
while no orders hail as yet been issued
I to that effect he was of the opinion
that following custom the Penney will
authorize the observance of Monday
as Christinas and that only such work
I as is absolutely necessary will be per
formed on that day.
It was learned that both the Kead
! iug and the P. L it W. Railroad
I companies following custom will ob
It is not improbable that the manu
facturing industries of town will fol
j low the general example and close
j down their plants on Monday. Christ
| mas, with its special church service,
; its feasting, its exchange of gifts and
| greetings possesses features that may
l or may not be compatible with the
observance of Sunday, acording as it
: is viewed by rigid Sabbatarians or
! otherwise. Besides all persons like to
have a holiday at Christmas. All ar
looking forward, therefore, to a gen-
I eral suspension of business on Monday
' the 20th.
Hope of completing the macadam
| road in the eastern part of the borough
this fall has been practically abandon
. eil. Notwithstanding the falling snow
i the workmen kept on the job during
! Monday. The bed of snow yesterday,
| of course,made it necessary to suspend
| all work, and there is in> telling when
i the weather conditions will bo such as
I to make it possible to resume.
The excavation is very nearly com
pleted, and the course of cm-lit d lime
stone is laid between the intersection
I of Wall street and the stretch of high
way already macadamized by the State
hospital for the insane. This will
leave the mad from Wall street east
ward in faiily good condit ion for win
ter travel. Between Wall and Foust
i steets, where ixcavatiou is in pro
• gress. however, conditions are likely
' to become very bad during the winter.
From Wall street eastward the tiol
| ley track has been moved over toward
; the canal some twenty inches, which
■ increases the width of the roadbed
] giving it sixteen feet.
I Of course, there is a bare possibility
j that the work may go forward yet
i this fall, but there will have to be a
j marked and sudden change in the
Warren W. Welliver met with a ac
! cident about f< o'clcok Tuesday even
j ing. He was opening a box about six
feet long. He pried one of the boards
I forming the top loose at one end and
laised it nearly erect. Ho had his hand
| on the edgo of the box when the board
j accidentally fell back into its place.
' The large nail by which it had been
fastened still protruding struck Mr.
| Welliver's baud pieieing the palm en
t tirely through.
Mr. Welliver bore up as well as pos
sible under the pain and hnrried to
the office of Dr. Punles, where the
I wound was dressed.
Young Life Closed.
i Kuth Elizabeth, daughter of Mr.
I and Mrs. Harry Douglass, Upper Mul
i berry street, died at 3 o'clock yester
j day morning aged 1 year, 1 month
' and 23 days.
| The funeral will take place tomor
j row at 1 ::i0 p. m. The services at the
| family residence will be public. In
| terment, which will take place at
| Odd Fellows' cemetery, will be priv
! The funeral will proceed to the bar
| ial eround by trolley.
A GOOD SHOW
"The Time, the Place and the
Girl" company gave a very pleasing
performancee last evening before a
good sized audience at. the Danville
The tuneful melodies and laughable
situations of the play were well
brought out by a capable cast and
chorus, the latter doing their work
particularly well. Thomas Cameron as
Johnny Hicks, the gambler, made an
especially happy hit, comparing very
favorably with Arthur Deagon, who
, played the part in the original metro
politan production. The scenic effeots
and costuming were complete and
A WEDDING IN
The di tail" of the wedding of Mis# !
Blanche Sherborne Drljong. niece of |
Frank K. Deling,of WaMiingtonvllle,
and Mr. Paul Alexander ('hatanlenco,
which took place at Geneva, Switzer
land, on November Ifltb, have been
received in this country, and form an
interesting climax to a pretty rom
The bride is well known in Danville
having spent much of her time at her
uncle's eonnfrv place. Hlue Springs
farm, near Washintonville, before she
went abroad in July 1»0», in com pari v
with Miss Kate O. Kea. of this city.
The groom is a Kussian, whose hom
Is in the city of St. Petersburg.
As is customary in many European
countries there were two ceremonies
the civil and the'religious. The civil
ceremony was performed in the Hotel
do Ville at Lausanne, Switzerland, on
October 24th, where all marriage con
tracts have been signed for over 500
years; with the American consul, Mr.
Dwight and Miss Kea as witnesses.
The religious ceremony, with its
elaborate beauty, occurred on Novem
ber ltitli in the beautiful Russian
church at Geneva at ball past six in
The church is described as being
very oriental and lighted with candles
of every size and filled with the odor
of incense. In the center is a high
dome under which a small table, cov
ered with gold cloth, was placed, and
on which stood a large gold cross and
a gold covered prayer book and can
dles. Before this,and facing the altar,
stood the priest and the deacon, each
in vestments oPgold cloth heavily em
broidered—just like the pictures of
the priests in the temple in the old
testament. Two boys then spread a
square of yellow satin about six feet
behind the priest and deacon, on
which the bride and groom stood,their
right hands bare and in their left
After singing by the priest and dea
con and choir,the piiest took off their
wedding rings and placed the groom,s
on Miss DeLong's first finger and the
bride's on the groom's first finger—as
far as it would go. This he did alter
nating the rings three times, the choir
singing and the priest chanting all
Acolytes then brought two gold
crowns. One the priest and the groom
kissed alternately three times and then
placed it on the groom's head The
other was kissed by the priest and
placed on the bride's head. Then ti e
dross was kissed three times alternate
ly by the groom and the priest, and
held up before them both, with more
A small square of cloth of gold was
than brought and the priest holding
their right bands under it lead them
around the table three times.Then the
questions (all in French,) chanting
and adoring the cross aud the cere
mony was finished.
The bride and groom made a tine
appearance. Miss DeLong in a fine
white dross and veil and carrying
orange blossoms and the groom in the
customary evening snit.
Following the religious ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Oliataulenco left to
spend a month at Aroza, near St.
Moritz, from where they expected to
On the 17th of this month they will
sail for America for a visit.ariving at
New York on December 22nd. They
will spend Christinas at Blue Springs
GOT HIS BUNNY
A good joke is going the rounds on
a svell known iron worker of this city,
Thomas James, a rougher at the Dan
ville rolling mill.
It appears that rabbits are quite
numerous in the vicinity of the old
nail mill property, where Mr. James
wotks. Some of his fellow workmen
secured a rabbit skin and having
stuffed it to represent a live bunny,
placed it under one of the apple trees
in the nail mill orchard.
One of the men then told James of
the presence of the rabbit in the vic
inity aud the latter at once secured
his gun and placing himself in posi
tion to shoot the rabbit in tlio face,ho
It is needless to say that his fellow
workmen enjoyed a hearty laugh at
, his expense.
John 11. Todd, of Pottstown, who
I has been in charge of Kauffman's elec
trical store in this city, Jfor the past
year, will leave today foi New York
I City,where he has accepted a position
i with the Edison Electric company.
Mr. Todd lias become well known to
a large number of Danville citizens
during the year of his residence here.
] He has had charge of the wiring of a
large number of the business places
and private homes, and his work all
bears the stamp of excellence. Mr.
Todd also superintended the wiring of
the State hospital four years ago, at
which time he was foreman for Buch
anan & company.
Thequettion of who thi> guilty part
ie* Wfin in at l»»-t >mi of tfwrirn !
nf robberies in which tafp* wern crack- i
wl that stirred up thin section during I
last summer HIKI full was conclusively
apt tied at I'loouishurg yp*tpnli»y when
Elmer llalderniau ami John ami May
bprry Earnest pit aded guilty to com
tnittliik thp tohber.v at 8. It. Dypr's
store at Numidia on the night of Hept
For particijiating in the robbery at
Numidia Halderman was sentenc <1 by
Judge Evans to pay a HUP of #2OO ami
undergo imprisonment in the Eastern
lienitentiary for not IM* than 7>£ year*
nor morn than 15 yearn, at separate
ami solitary'confinement anil haul lab
or. On the cliar#'' of holding up Speci
al Officer Carrigan at. Berwick ou the
night of October 1 ::t!i,of which he was
found guilty on Tuesday, he recieved
a similar sentence, making bis total
term ot imprisonment in the Eastern
Penitentiary not less than 15 years nor
more than thirty years.
John Earnest was sentenced to ou
deigo imprisonment in the Eastern
penitentiary foi u term of not less
than years nor morethau 10 years.
Mayberry Earnest was given 2'„ years
as minimum and H years as a maximum
sentence. Each of them was sentenced
to pay th« costs of prosecution and a
fine of |2OO. They are both to undergo
imprisonment in the Eastern peniten
tiary at separate and solitary confine
ment at hard labor.
A large number of witnesses were
examined by tho Commonwealth,
among them being Prothonotary Thom
as G. Vincent.and S. J. Welliver, Jr.,
of this city. Immediately after the
Commonwealth rested the defendants
at the advice of their counsel with
drew the pleas of not guilty and enter
ed the pleas ol guilty.
In his statement John Ernest >aid
that on the 23rd of September he left
Danville to visit Ins mother,who lives
near Numidia. At tho corner of Mill
anil'Blooiu streets lie met Elmer Hald
erman.who decided to accompany him.
It was Haldermau, according to Earn
est's story, who suggested the robbery
and who when it came to blowing the
safe actually did the job. John Earn
est was the first of the two brothers
who decided to enter into the plot.
Arriving at his mother's house John
and Halderman went out into the field
wh-re Mabverry was cutting buck
wheat. |FIe consented to become a party
to the robbery. The Earnest brothers
d"i lured that they have no knowledge
of my of the other robberies. May
berry Earnest said ho had never seen
Halderman before ttie day of the Dyer
Halderman refused to talk about the
After the pleas of guilty had been
entered William Chrisman and Wil
liam H. Rhawn, counsel for the de
.'emlauts, made an impassioned plea
At the ninety-first mile stone of her
life, which she reached a few days
ago, Mrs. K. A. Hullihen, a former
Danville resident who now resides
with her son, Clark Hullihen, in Wil
liamsport, and Mrs. Kate Mears, a
daughter, is still in possession of her
faculties including a wonderful mem
ory for dates aud places.
Mrs. Hullihen celebrated her ninety
first anniversary by receiving com
munion at the hands of Rev. Evore
Evans, pastor of the First Congrega
tional church, which members of the
family attend. The clergyman admin
istered the sacrament to Mrs. Hullihen
at her home. She has not been able to
attend church for some time.
Mrs. Hullihen was born near Dan
ville December 4, 181'.),when the coun
try in this vicinity wasn't much but a
wilderness. She was Miss Mary A.
Cousarr until her marriage, which oc
curred in 1840. Mr. Hullihen died in
18t'«7. Since then she has been a wid
ow. She has been the mother of nine
children, six of whom .survive. Three
sons were in the Union army during
the Civil war. Both returned home
alive and well. She is mother, grand,
mother, great-giandmothcr and great
! gieat-graudmother. Her great-great
grandchild is little Miss Eleanor Jac
obs, the infant daughter of Mr. aud
Mrs. Robert M. Jacobs.
The sons living in Danville are Wil
liam anil George Hullihen.
In Critical Condition.
The condition of Mrs. Dallas Cot
ner, near Washingtouville, who sus
tained a stroke of paralysis about a
month ago, took a turn for the worst
yesterday and last evening she was in
a very critical condition.
Even tho weather is a satisfactory
topic of conversation compared with
| your relatives.
ESTAHiiIrtHKI) IN 1 s.V
A novel Industry promises to devel
op in this vicinity, which i» nothing
less than thr rearing of Angora goats.
..hich have a peculiar value owing to
their long silky hair which Is highly
prized for manufa tnr-' as well as for
the quality of thpir milk which in
greatly in demand a! the drug stores.
The Angora goat thrives best on
mountainous or rough and hilly land,
mi which it may wander and pasture
In common with the goat family the
Angora is not choice in the matter
of diet; the grass and natural prod
ucts of the soil that grow even on un
productive land, if the lange be larg#>
enough,will sustain a good-sized flock
Tho idea has occurred to some one
that a good deal of land hereabout
embiaced by Montour or other ridges
now partially or not at all farmed
could be made to yield a good reve
uue, if fenced in and stocked with
Angola goats. Already the owner of
one or more farms that are considered
in the unproductive class, have been
approached In at least one instance,
although the parties desire their
names withheld, negotiations are
well under way.
The hair of the Angora goat is very
valuable, while the milk is always in
demand, although it may be necessary
to ship the latter to the larger towns
amt cities. Considering that the goat*
browze over the hills and largely solve
the question of their own keeping the
proceeds from their hair and milk
would bo largely clear gain.
A gentleman in touch with the part
ies negotiating yesterday stated that
lie does not think the day is far dis
tant when much of the land now lying
idle or indiferently cultivated will be
devoted to the raising of Angora goats.
It is suggested that, the ranges enclos
e.d for the raising of goats might also
be devoted to the raising of turkeys
and chickens on a large scale,
DIED AT HOSPITAL
Mrs. Mary Klinger. wife of Howard
Klinger. of this city, died at the Univ
ersity maternity hospital. Philadel
phia, at 11:30 o'clock a. m., yester
day.following an operation for appen
dicitis. A week-old child survives.
Tho case is a very pathetic one. On
Thanksgiving Mrs. Klinger went to
the hospital. On Tuf >day of la«t week
sho became the mother of a liaby boy,
who survives and is doiug well. About
the middle of last weeks reports re
ceive! from the hospital began to be
less • ncou!.i,;ing than desirable. Ap
pendicitis developed, and on Tuesday
of tii! " if; :sii operation was per
for. -»*«t, v. I.ic owing to the woman's
fra:i c nli!i > i iv-iilted in death.
As soon as it w.is learned that her
condition was serious Mr. Klinger and
Mis. Charles Moo.ly, husband and sis
ter of the ileccasoi. went to Philadel
phia and were with her until the last.
Mrs Klinger was a woman of exalt
ed Christian character, honored and
beloved as are few women. She was a
member of the Trinity Methodist Ep
iscopal church and was an active
worker in the cause of religion.
Besides her husband she is survived
I by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram
H. Stetler; five brothers. Charles,Mer
| rill, Clinton, Frank and Moses Stetler;
also two sisters, Sara (Mrs. Charles
Moody) and Miss Effie Stetler, who
resides with hei parents. The deceas
ed with her husband lived on Ash
The body will be brought to Dan
ville for burial, arriving this evening.
Due notice of the funeral will he
i The following officers were elected
I for the ensuing year at the regular
1 meeting of Goodrich post No. 22, G.
, A. R., held on Monday night:
Post commander, W. M. Heddens;
! senior vice, Henry Kramer; junior
vice, Gilbert Yoris; chaplain, Samuel
1 Mottern; quartermaster, George W.
Roat; sergeant.P. (7. Newbaker; olHc
j er of the day, Henry Kern; officer of
the guard, Wesley DeShay; trustee,
George Riley; auditors, P. C. New
baker, Gilbert Voris and John M.
Sechler; delegates to the State en
campment, Jacob Miller and Samuel
John H. Hunt was appointed to in
spect Captain Brysou Post at Watson
town tomorrow evening. ,T. W. Cross
i ley will inspect the post at Orange
; ville oil Saturday the 17th inst. Good
j rich post of this city will be inspected
by Samuel Mills next Monday evening.
I Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gold, of Mc-
I Ewensville, celebrated their golden
! wedding anniversary on Tuesday even
! ing. A turkey supper was served.
; When some people talk we are re
j minded of a dictionary with the de
' finitions missing.