Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, December 22, 1910, Image 1

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    VOL. 50— NO fxi
DARKEST HA Y— Saturday was one
of the darkest dtys In the history of
Pittsburg Electric sign- were burning
as if It were tni<lniiflit. stores and
offices were lighted ami headlights on
the street cars were allium'. Many ac
cidents occurred, hut no deaths were
reported Tram* were delayed and
there was much confusion In tin- han
dling of railrrad wotk. PiUshnrg with
its pall of sraoke was the centra "112 the
(OR Report* from town* ten miles
away said that the nun wan shining.
Bennett, chairman of the Sanitarv
committee of the York city council,
declared at the meeting of the body
that Certificates of successful vaccina
tion nre Vicing furnished by certain
physicians of that city to school chil
dren who have never heen inoculated
An investigation has never been or
dered and prosecutions will he brought
against those medical men found guil
ty of the praetioe.
he was delivering r. package at a West
Knd home, two foreigners jumped in- I
to the grocery wagon of E. L. Bianco,
of York, aud drove oil rapidly. At a
railroad culvert half a mile beyond the
oity they stopped,and one deliberately
flred two shots from a pistol into the
borses's head. The animal was dead
when Bianco reached the spot,and the
strangers had disappeared.
comity claims the oldest active mot
orist in Pennsylvania. Ho is Robert
Allison, of Port Carbon, a trustee of 1
the State hospital at Fountain Springs,
a spleudidly-preserved man who play- !
ad a public game of cricket for char- !
ity, when he was past 70 years of age, :
and is an active motorist, who will be
83 years of age on the 25th of the pre- '
sent month, Christmas day.
GAINS 138 PER CENT.—The bor
ough of Eniaua, founded in 1742 by ;
Count a place of refuge :
in the new world where the Moravians i
might worship without tear of mol
estation, olaims to be the banner town
for increase of population for the last
ten years. Its popnlation in 11)00 was
1,408. Under the new census it is 3,501, :
a gain <Jf 138>£ per cent.
sleeping in the motor pump house of
the Blue Mountain Consolidated Wat- j
er company at Saylorsburg, Charles j
Derhasimer, attacked by a nightmare,
knocked over a red hot stove and mj in |
a critical condition from burns.
work ic the mines at Throop, a ham- j
let near Soranton John Stewart Hash
es, a miner, Saturday received word
that liis almost forgotten great aunt ;
who had died in Scotland, had let't him :
a fortune of $75,000.
CLOSE CALL—While washing his
hands at his home Arthur Anderson,
paying teller in a Chester bank, not
iced an obstruction poked through the
wire Hereon leading to ttie waste pipe.
He then discovered that the largest of
the three diamonds in his ring was
missing. He tammonod a plumber
who found the diamond in a trap af
ter a uearoh of over three hours.
Brennan, of Mahanoy City, represent- I
ative recently elected to the Legisla- '
ture, holds a unique record.He claim
to be champiou pallbearer of that sec- j
tion, he having served in that capac- |
ity at the laet.44 funerals of members
of Severn post, G. A. R.
A 810 PROJECT—The Johnstown
Chamber of Commerce has taken up
the propected electric railway lino to !
Kbeusburg and is endeavoring to raise j
the amount tecessary—s2oo,ooo—to :
complete it.
AGREED— Th« Everett Press sa.vs '
that the man who has discovered that
carrots can perfectly supply the place
of eggs in cooking should have a pen
sion now and a monumont later.
COLORED CLUB—Color: I people !
of Scrauton have decided to raise j
$40,000 to buihl a handsome club
house. Over $20,000 has already been
PREPARED—A tramp attired in a
tennis suit topped off with a straw
hat attracted much attention in Ches
ter, as he passed through that city on
bis way to Florida.
Sharpsburg ton schoolina'ains have
married and quit their desks since
that he wore doubtless saved the life
of Eugene Royer when a big mass of
fro Ken earth came clashing down from
an overhanging ledge while he was in
structing some men at his father's
stone quarries Millardsville. Some of
the stones, however, cut throngh his
bal and inflicted a two-inch gash in
bis bead.
lllnnUiut American.
The ordinance providing for the
grading, paving with vitrified brick
i and curbing with stone of that part of
Last Front street between tl e western
tmihling line of Perry street and the
' eastern building line of liailroad street
j was approved on Its second and third
i reading at a regulars meeting of the
horongh council Ptiday night.
The ordinance was adopted on its
; first reading at the previous regular
I meeting. On motion of Mr. Heini Jasr
i night it was adopted oil second read
ing. after which on motion the rules
of council were suspended and the or
dinance was adopted on its third aud
I final reading.
Mr. Curry voiced a protest against
ilie practice of the trolley companies
in throwing by the operation of
their sweepers onto the crossings aft
ei the latter have been shoveled off.
\ It was decide I that the trolley com
i panics be required to keep the cross
ings clear of snow. Uu motion the
I atrtet commissioner and chief of police
were instructed to see to it that the
order is carried out.
A communication wasieceived from
W. H. Lyon in which lie took excep
tion to the action of council at its last
meeting, in which it ordered that the
East Market street paving bo not ai,-
cej>6ed and that Mr. Lyon be held re
sponsible for the interest paid on
money that it may be found neces
sary to borrow by reason of the 'act
that what is due the borough from
property owners for the paving can
not be collected. What Mr. Lyon ob
jects to is the payment of interest. He
claims that he lias complied with all
I that is required of him aud has fully
protected the boiough by giving his
bond with sureties. He claims furth
er that there is no legal obstacle in
the way of the borough collecting the
assessments in tiie premises.
Last night was the date set a:iart for
the hearing of objections to tho prop- |
osition to grade, pave with ritrifled
brick and curb with stone that part of
Bloom street between the eastern '
building line of Perry street and the
western building line of Chuzcli street
and to consider the propriety of the 1
enactment of the necessary ordinance j
for suoh purpose. No one, however, j
appealed to ofler any objections.
On motion of Mr. Connolley a res
olution was adopted providing that !
due notice of the fact of the
aud approval of the ordinance be post
ed and that any person interested may 1
appeal to the court within 60 days.
On motion of Mr. Connolley it was
resolved that whereas council after
due consideration has determined to
make such improvement as is required I
by the petitioners, the committee of !
law in conjunction with the borough !
solicitor be directed to prepaie and re- I
port into council at its next regular I
meeting the necessary ordinance for
further action of conncil.
The following members were pres- j
ent: Cleaver, Price, lies, Jones, Mar
shall, Curry, Heim, Conuoiley, Von
Blohn and Deitz.
On motion it was ordered that an |
incandescent light be placed at the i
Continental engine house.
The following bills wort ordered j
paid by council last night:
Regular employes . |175.50
Labor and hauling 127.45
George P. Keefer . 7(5.00
Danville Pdy & Machine Co 11.53
George P. Reifsnyder 101.07
T. L. Kvaus* Sons 22.65!
D. L. & W. R. H. Co 10.02 I
J. H. Cole 12.02 I
C. A. Stickle 50 1
B. 13. Brown S.OO ,
Boettinger & Dietz .. 5.90 I
Welliver Hdvv. Co 1,43 |
Labor in Light Dept 14.50 |
Walker & Kepler 31.54
General Electric Co 37.12 '
Wallace Hoover 80.00
Cement Resit uCo 10.14 I
Regular employes $101.40
W. T. Shepperson 14.28
J- H. Cole 13.82
Peoples' Coal Yard 4.00
j Jauuary Ist, or New Year's, like
| Christmas, of course, falls on Sunday
| this year. New Year's day, like Christ
mas therefore, will be observed on
As indicated by the calendars, which
have marked January 2nd as a holi
day, Monday will be observed by the
business world. Accordingly there
will no doubt be a general shut down
of industries and the closing of stores.
The importance of the day in Dan
ville will be greatly increased by rea
son of the Mummers' parade, which
now is an assured faot.
Kind-hearted Mayor Weaver, of
York, is imposing sentenes upon minor
offenders this week of such length
that they will expire before Christ
Itohert Adams, nearly a life long
' and widely known citizen, died at his
I home, Kerry street, at 0:10 o'clock
I Saturday evening, following a brief
! illness of a complication of disease*.
Mr. Adams was a citizen that all
were proud to honor. Whether in pnb
lio or private life, whether dealing
with matters political or social his
■■very act reflected the soundest prin
ciples and unswerving honesty. His
lil w:is tilled with examples ot self
command and self sacrifice. He was
essentially kind, condemnatory of
wrong hut charitable always. In the
community ho stood for those things
i that make for equal justice, social
' purity and civic righteousness. He
was a man of line business talents, in
ilnstrious and painstaking, well in
formed and intelligent. He was ever in
sympathy with the young and loved
to assist and counsel those who were
Robert Adams was born in Parrauds
ville. l*a.. May 22, 1838, and at the
time of his death, therefore, was aged
72 years, ti months and 25 days. He
1 came to Danville wlien a mere child.
He was educated in the Dauville
Academy, graduating in 1856.
When eleven years of ago he entered
the employ of E. W. Conkliug, the
bookseller and stationer. He was first
employed as a boy in the store, but
later became clerk. In lSlii! ht» entered
into a partnership with Mr. Conkliug.
Por many years ho was the local
agent of Adams' Express company.
Indeed, he was connected with the
company from the yenr 18fi4 until he
retired from business some fifteen
years ago.
Although he always showed an in
terest in public affain. yet he never
sought office. He was, however, elect
ed to both council arid the school
hoanl ami as a member rendered the
public valuable service iu each body.
Mr. Adams was the son of Kobert
Adams and was the youngest iu a
family of five children. All have pro
ceded him to tiie grave with the ex
caption of one brother, Peter Adams,
Kerry street, this city, who survives
at an advanced age.
Harry Garner of suffer
ing from the effects of a painful accid
ent sustained at the lumber camp of
L. W. Welliver it Co. .about ten miles
from Kxchange ou Thursday morning.
Harry and Uoy (iarmer aro two
brothers, mere boys, employed by the
lumber company as teamsters. The ac
cident happened before daylight
Thursday morning, just as the two
young fellows,each with a heavy load
of lumber, were ready to start for
Wstsontown, twenty miles distant. It
was below zero at tiie time.
Harry was in the act of adjustit u
the harness when one of the horses
kicked him breaking his jaw and
knocking out four teeth, two of which
were swallowed. Harry was obliged to
return to his home nearby, while Roy
undertook and carried through an un
heard of thing.
With both teams in charge he start
ed for Watsoutown. The loads were
exceptionally heavy aud on the road
are many steep and daugerous hills.
How he accomplished it is a puzzle to
even experienced teamsters, but whol
ly unassisted lie reached Watsoutown
in safety unloaded the lumber and
with both teams returned to the camp
reaching there about 10 o'clock at
As she sat in ;» chair at her homo,
Sunday evening, smoking a pipe, -Mrs.
Aaron Yoder, of Numidia, Columbia
county, was stricken with apoplexy
and bofoto assistance arrived sparks
from the pipe ignited her clothing ami
she was hurned to death. The charred
body was found hy her daughter, Mrs. j
Jacob Miller, with whom she lived ;
hut who was absent from home at tlie j
time. The position of the body when I
found indicated that the unfortunate
woman had managed to arise from her
chair and had staggered toward the
door with her clothing ablaze. When
Mrs. Miller arrived the carpet was
blazing and other articles in the room
had been burned. Mrs. YOder's cloth
ing had been burned off her body from
the knees up. Practically tho entire
body was burned to a crisp. Mrs.
Yoder was aged about seventy years.
Samuel Arujes, the well-known
| painter, is seriously ill at tho German
Hospital. Philadelphia, where he lias
been undergoing treatment for the I
last seven weeks.
Mr. Armes has undergone two oper
ation for internal trouble, the first |
operation being performed soon after
entering the hospital ami the second
about a week ago.
A letter was received by Walter
Armes, the sou, yesterday, the tone of
which did not indioatethat the oondi
tiou of the patient was very favorable.
The weather |w>rmittliig, Horongh
Surveyor Keefer today will begin the
survey to determine the i>r<>l>nlil»< omt
of diverting the effluent of the sewage
disposal plant at the hospital frnrii tlir>
riv« r to tlu« bomnith sewer, which
last summer was completed an far a«
the eastern end *>f town. Tim survey
in pursuant to -tn action of uonncii
tak-'ii at a regular meeting held Nov
ember istii when mi motion it was re
solved that a monster petition lie ad
dressed to the State legislature pray-
i tiif that it .make an appropriation of
money sufficient to cover the post of
diverting the hospital effluent as above
Dr. P. C. Newhsker, representative
elect, appealed before oonncil at its
last meeting reminding that body that
the State legislature will convene in a
few weeks' tim.' and that prompt act
ion will ho necessary ~ the part of
the borough, if it win. ;S to have the
big petition ready when the proper
time comes to present it. One of the
necessary prerequisites will be to know
something about the cost of the pro
posed sewer which is to servo as the
conneotiug link between the hospital
and the borough systems. To obtain
this data, therefore, the borough sur
veyor, will make the survey at once.
Kepresentative-elect Newbaker was
present at the meeting of the hospital
trustees last Thursday aud found that
the Superintendent of the hospital and
the board of trustees are friendly to
the proposition to divert tho effluent
from the river as above proposed,
will next be put sqnarely up to the
law making body. The petition to the
legislature is now prepared and dur
ug the next few weeks will be circu
lated for signers. The matter at issue
concerns every man. woman and child
in Danville and practically every one i
is expected to sign the petition.
In computing the high cost of liv- j
ing, or the cost of high living, do not
by any means neglect the expense of
Christmas. Figures just submitted by '
statistic sharps who have studied con
ditions in all parts of the country in
dicate that the American people will
spend the enormous sum of ten billion ;
dollars for Christmas presents. Talk
about your billioj dollar Congresses! \
Hut it is also said that presents in ;
the from '! luxuries are fewer than j
ever before, such articles as automo- !
biles, expensive jewelery and high j
priced decorations having given away
to those of more general use. In a
word Santa Claus is a little more con- i
siderate of the proprieties and of the |
actual spirit of Christmas. The old
fellow has been going at a pretty rapid j
gait aud be found it decidedly wine to j
call a halt.
So it is quite possible that eveu j
though Christmas will cost ten bil
lions this year it will be in most re- ;
spects a useful Christmas. It is m t
best to make it too useful. Father I
should have a little something besides .
a couple of collars and a pair of socks,
aud mother's gifts should not be con- j
tlned to ruchings and felt slippers. !
These are all right in their way, but i
occasionally some foolish little gift j
which is of no actual use to either is j
appreciated. Loosen up just a trifle, j
but he careful that yon don't loosen '
too much. That's where the anger lies.
Never did Danville, with its well
stocked stores and tastefully decorated
windows, present a more seasonable
and inviting appearance on the Hp
proach of Christmas than it does at
present. This is especially true of the
stores during the evenings, when, un
der the bright light, they show off to
the veiy best advantage, not only ev
ery article in the windows lint the
heavily laden shelves and counters
along with the busy clerks being visi
ble from the street.
In the first place all this is tnade pos
sible because Danville has capacious
store rooms with modern fronts, and
in the second place,because its merch
ants are progressive and wide awake.
The appearance of the business
street at night, with everything in
full swing, affords a striking contrast
to the same thoroughfare after dark
during the early closing season. Un
doubtedly a great deal of Christmas
shopping will be done during the
evenings this week. The stores them
selves are an attraction.and the weath
er being fair shoppers will be out in
Proposed Trolley Extension.
It was learned yesterday that nego
tiations havo been opened looking [to
the extension of the line of the Lew
isbnrg, Milton and Watßontowu Trol
ley company to Allenwood, Montgom
ery and Munoy. Indications are that
the plans will be carried through suc
cessfully and that work on the exten
ion will be started early next spring.
There am a good many people oil the
| south side who would like to sen Riv
i erslde borough and South Danville
! annexed to the borough of Danville, if
the proposition were found practic
able. A resident of Riveiside yester
j day deplored the fact that a step in
this direction has not been taken
! There would not beany question as to
| support, he said.
The sentiment in favor of consolida
lion is based on a desire to seenre for
the residents and property owners on
the south side municipal water and
light along with a system 'if file nnd
police protection, without which the
two communities labor uuder a josi
tive handicap, in the face of which
growth and prosperity are impo sible.
In the ma'tei of police protection,
especially, both Riverside and South
Danville have little to boast of. As a
matter of fact they are at the mercy
of the lawless elenunt. The lack of
fire protection is anothei drawback. A
sense of insecurity is always present
among property owneis, and that de
structive fires have not occurred he
fore this is regarded merely as a mat
ter of good luck. The movement to
organize a chemical fire company on
the south side set on foot last summer,
it appears, has not yet resulted in any
definite action.
The system of government in a small
borough like Riverside, tlie gentleman
urged, is essentially narrow, if not
wasteful, and ho favored consolida
tion not only for the sake of police
protection, etc., but also for effecting
desirable economics. He did not be
lieve consolidation would affect taxa
tion to any extent, but for his part,lie
said, he would rather pay more taxes,
and obtain efficient fire and police pro
tection for his property and his family
than to pay less and do without it.
The subject of consolidation, it ap
pears,is being discussed somewhat just j
as it had been periodically in the past.
Whether any definite action may result
remainß to be seen.
All that was mortal of Robert .
Adams was consigned to ith last rest- 1
ing place in Fairview cemetery Tues- '
day atternoon. A large number of our :
townspeople tamed out to pay their j
last'tribute to the memory of this lion- I
ored anil representative citizen.
The services were held at the late j
residence, Kerry street, at 'J o'clock,
the Rev. George S. Womor officiating. ,
The honorary pall hearers were: \Y.
J. Haldy, Esq.. .Tanji'S Scarlet, Esq.,
T. J. Price, Captain U. W. Forrester, j
D. R. Kckman and Augustus Woods, i
The active pall beareis were: W. A. i
Sechler, Ira Everhart, M. O. Young- j
man, John R. M. Curry, F. P. John- .
son and William M. Sechler.
While many people aie hoping that j
cold weather with snow and ice may :
continue indefinitely during the win- :
ter there are others who would wel- j
come a good rain even if a general j
breakup might be the result.
The fact is, water is low at many i
places throughout, the country. Some I
of the farmers on the south side of
tho river are put to a good deal of in
convenience owing to a scarcity of
water, while conditions threaten to
become worse if cold weather con
A number of the wells in Riveisida
are dry. The water gave out dur.'u* ,
August or September, and from that j
time to the present there has not been i
enough rain to replenish them. Sever- '
al of the property owners there bored j
deep wells last summer, going down
to a deptli that insured an abundant
supply. These wells relievo the situ
ation somewhat, furnishing water '
enough to meet the general demand, j
although a great deal of inconven- i
ience is entailed.
Four sled loads of female patients
from the hospital for the insane paps
ed through Danville Tuesrday after
noon, all seeming to be having a good
time. They liad evidently caught the
"Christmas spirit" from the great in
terest and delight they manifested in
the store windows just now resplend
ent with the pretty things that be
long to the holiday trade. There was
hardly a store that did not catch the
eye of some one in the procession of
sleds and evoke good natured com- I
ments, more or less relevant.
In tho aggregate sinoe the snow fell j
a large number of patients have al- j
ready been treated to a sleigh ride.
None, male or female, who are fit to
be taken out will be omitted.
Elmer Oberholtzer, of Mainland,
Montgomery county, broke the reooid
by shoeing sixty horses in a single
The ('hllfttms* dinner for the big
family of nearly two thousand per
-•is will he setteil nt the hospital for
the insane on Saturday, although the
hnililav proper will not be observed
until Monday. To lie more definite be
tween 1850 and IHOO persons will lie
fed at tlio hospital, Ohr'stnias. neces
sitating ao enoiuious amount of prep
aration, which will cover several days
The day just preceding the feast is the
busiest of the lot. Therefore, to have
served the dinner on Monday would
have necessitated crowding a g rent
deal nf work into Sunday. As the best
way onf it was decided to hold the
dinner on Saturday.
The dinner will be a duplicate of
the'Tl Hiik«irivi|ig «'ii err i in' ' | net*
cally the same as has been served for
year's past. Turkeys were'diHicnlt to
obtain. They were purchased in four
different counties—Snyder, Lycoming
Columbia ami Montour. In all 230 tur
keys aveiai/iiii? |o ponni's u-i>re neei'-
ed. Jnst now they are baking mince
pise at the hospital; of these just 500
are required and they are big ohl-fash
ioned pies. 10 inches in diameter, a'
that. 'lt 'requires twenty bnshrls of
potatoes, which are served mashed.for
the big Christmas dinner.Other things
arc used in proportion, including nine
barrels of cranberries and ten barrels
of ginger snaps, 'baked at the institu-
There are few homes in which
Christmas nipaiis more than at ttic
hospital, where so many hopeless peo
pip are incorcerated. Through the self
sacrificing efforts of those in charge
the happy Yuletide at tlip hospital is
the one season of the year wl en, at
h'ast, a few rays of sunshine and hope
enter tlie dark lives of those who abide
within the grim walls.
About twenty Christmas trees will
be elected in the wards Saturday. In
i addition the walls will be trimmed
! with spruce, laurel etc.
Packages containing presents from
i loved ones at home are already arriv
; ing at the hospital and will be distrib
uted on Sunday. There are not pres
ents for all, however ;for it is a fact
I that there are a good many friendless
| ones at the hospital, who never bear
i from home. It is on account of this
i doubly unfortunate class that so much
j is done yearly by the hospital to
| bring real Christmas cheer into the in
stitution that may reach and gladden
j the hearts of all alike.
The series of cntertainmAts for
1 Christmas week while probably not so
' extended as in the past nevertheless
were never more interest ing.
| On Tuesday evening a (vmiedy in
; three acts,entitled a "Breezy Point "
| will be given in Amusement Hull, in
which every one of the performers i«
, a patient.
On Thursday evening there will
I a minstrel show in amusement I.MII.'JI
which all of the performers am ew
j ployes of the hospital. The best talent
| available, has been selected and all
; have been well drilled,so that it is be
| lieved the performance will be much
| above the average.
j On Friday evening there will bo
i chapel exercises, which will bo fol
! lowed with a musical entertainment
I in the chapel Saturday evening.
The patients are being drilled for
the performance of the musical com
edy by Miss Benford, the musician.
All show remarkable talent and are
I deeply interested. The comedy will be
the leading attraction of the series.
' Miss Florence Klizabeth Trumbow
er, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hany
j Tiumbower, of this city, and Mr.
Andrew H. Cannon, of Philadelphia,
were united in marriage in the latter
place, at five o'clock Saturday even
ing last.
The ceremony took place at the par
sonage of the Church of the Holy Com
munion, the pastor, Rev. Dr. Pfottich
er, officiating.
Mrs. 11. E. Trumbower.of Danville,
mother of the bride,attended the wed
The bride is a graduate of the local
high school, and has a large circle of
friends in this city. She has for sever
al years been a resident of Philadel
Mr. and Mrs. Cannon left on Tues
day on a trip taking in Washington,
Norfolk and othet pointy. They will
reside in Philadelphia.
Arm Burned.
Charles Shellenbergor, a moulder,
employed at the stove works, was
burned on the arm while pouring a
tlask yesterday afternoon. The injury
is not serious.
Bloom Loies Prominent Citizen.
Following au extended illness of six
months the death of Harvey H. Grotz,
a prominent Bloomsburg lawyer, aged
70 years, occurred on Tuesday after
coin at 5 o'clock.
More than 3(0 farmer*. repiei-entmg
forty-seven coo at le* of the state ami
I outsiders from a half dotco other
, states, ar»< here fur the Farmers' Week
it State College. Tin gathering is one
■if till- Isrgirt since the annual Instroc
tion meetings tor farmeis were in
augt* i at ed.
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, chief of the
National bureau of Chemistry, war
the piiin i|iul spi al>i r at a mass meet
HIK last night. Ill* utiliji ft wan "Why
tli J'aruier Does Not Make More
Money." He mid that colli storage
mi ti joggled | nccs and held the farm
ei Imok, while Mime of the agricultur
i-ts failed to take advantage of the
oppqituuities olTeud them iu there
, Milts of extensive tests and eiperi
meiits carried on in every branch of
j farming.
"It is the rold storage people, how
: ever," said Dr. Wiley,"who are hurt
ing the farmer most, although the
I cla--s is confined to those raising per
ishable products. The poultryman is
1 unable to market his chickens aud
! eggs at the prices he should receive.
Ho finds the markets glutted by chick
j ens and eggs that have been living on
j ice for a year or more."
Prof. Alva Agee, acting dean of the
school of agriculture of State, also
spoke at the mass meeting and told of
the needs of the department.
"We shall soon have a thousand
young men study agriculture," he
said, "but there must soon be a iimit
to admission unless the state provides
more buildings. A new horticultural
building with greenhouses, a judging
sta'Jd with a seating capacity of 12,000
and a dairy barn are the immediate
needs. Moreover, in view of the work
the college is doing |for the farmers,
the state should bear the expense of
sending out professors for lectures,the
educational trains aud the co-opera
tive experiments."
As the result of an order received
from the State department of health
the local tuberculosis dispensary has
discontinued the use of eggs and as
far as practicable is substituting olive
oil and meat.
This move on the part of the State
has been made imperative by the high
price of eggs which was cutting very
deeply into the department's appro
priation. The sauie order has been re
ceived by every tuberculosis dispen
sarv in the statu.
When it is explained that about
eight thousand dozen of rggs are used
in the tuberculosa dispensaries of
Pennsylvania each month it will be
i eeu how gieit i saving has been ef
Not only olive oil but also meat is a
good substitute lor eges, the latter
probabiv being quiM as good and much
less expensive. Kggs when plentiful
are preferred for the reason that they
supply iu a condensed form the ele
ments needed by tuberculosis patients.
The demaud for eggs created by the
tuberculosis dispensaries, it is believ
ed, has had much to do with causing
the high price that has prevailed dur
ing a couple of years past. Now that
this enormous demand ceases a good
many persons are watching the effect.,
believing that eggs will .soon fall iu
There will be court in Jannary.cou
veiling ou the second Monday or the
Hth of the month.
It is not probable that there will be
much business on hand. Besides the
case involving the importation of cat
tie without the proper certificate con
tinued from the last term there will
be very few Commonwealth cases be
fore court. There are a couple of civil
cases on the list, but whether these
will be attached or not is uncertain.
Thero are four prisoners iu the
county jail, all of whom arc doing
David Krum, steward of the alms
house of the Danville and Mahoning
Poor district, dropped into this office
At present, iie says, there are nine
teen inmates—ls men and 4 women—
at the alms house. The products of
the farm this year, he states, are abun
dant aud there is plenty for all to eat.
Thus far they have killed nineteen
hogs. Ou Tuesday they slaughtered
one that tipped the scales at 551
pounds. There are still thirteen in the
pen, which will be butohered during
the next few weeks.
Improvements from time to time are
being made at the poor farm that are
highly appreciated. One thing still
needed that would facilitate the con
duct of affaits very much is a tele
phone and it is believed that the board
of overseers will see the% way clear
to install one before long.