Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, December 29, 1910, Image 1
oED. . Resident* Vlatiton, are a corporation's eir borough The u is the I*acknwanna and ,g Valley railroad, a three-rail road that com' pets Scranton Ike* Harre For the past seven it- Plain- station on the "l.aur ."as the road is known locally ti listed as "Hancock," and idents arc determined to endure ■tiger At a mass meeting held / it was decided to resort to ut measures, and in a letter to ■1 Manager A. O. Oontl they i that they Will plaoe large i a Held near the depot to con • information to the traveling that "The name of this town ns, not Hancock." E TKHE—Probably the mc st > Christmas tree in Peunsylvan the sentiments its symbol ex it was that which was deeoiated Lincoln Dutton, of Darby, in ry of his faithful old horse, t," which was maliciously pois last summer. At the foot of the j ted steed's stall, Dutton, assist "Son" Lawrence, J. M. Mor aud Joshua Heaps, erected the which was of the regular Christ ree variety, and loaded it with us articles used by the horse in Hanging from the top bough was mded its nose hag, in which it ts feed; from another side hung ridle, at the foot was a hag of oats, its check weight, lioisu aent, a bundle of straw, while ed to the trunk was a ludelv vied sheet of paper reailiug as fol- j : "Old Jack, Merry Christmas , a Happy New Year, wherever 1 are.'' le horse was sixteen years old and 1 highly prized by its fonnei own j IMK NOVELS DID IT - A masked ! jlar confronted Clyde Morrison, ! ,1 agent of the Union News com- : y, at Lancaster, when he entered j home. The intruder ordered him j .brow up his bands; but instead ' rrisou kicked the revolver from the ! n's hand and tackled him, making . j prisoner. When unmasked he prov to be Ross Muekle, IV years old, ' marly employed by Morrison, who j ned him over to the polioe. When i okle'a home was sea relied blood j 1 thunder novels were found, and I parents says he has been crazed br ' ding trashy literature. HT ON WATER—Hopes of an ad- j iat« water supply to meet the needs i the Juniata valley wore again isted late yesterday, when the sem rature suddenly fell balow the freez ;nt and clogged the channels aarrylug a foot of thawed he Juniata river is ho low j dredges are cutting holes in 1 tnd oontinue their work out ; j. Thi6 sand has an exception- ! h degree of grit, and is used j 'ely at this season of the year | railroads under the driving j TON CHRlSTMAS—Christmas ! .vices at St. Patrick's church, Pott- ' ille,resulted in the accidental reunit- T of two brothers who had not seen h other for 25 years. Dennis and trick Donaghue immigrated from and together, but one settled in j York and the other in Chicago, I ley lost all trace of each other, j ■gh they came to this country j iys,b oth are now wealthy. j ■sNDlNO—Returning on Sun- ' ling to spend Christmas with y, J. H. Geisel, a prominent lan of Johnstown, was kill- j ain wreck at Cambridge , HRISTMAS PUESENT— . was ai inced yesterduy,that A. B. tf'arquha .as made a ten thousand dollar Christmas gift to the city of York by presenting three open build ing lots which adioiu Farquhar park on the south Had these lots been built op it would have spoiled tiio : view from this breathing spot. NO PRESENT; ATTEMPTS SUI- ClDE—Despondent because his sweet l heart had failed to give him a Chiist- j mas present, William Fortman, 50 j years old, of Norristown, attempted suicide by cutting his throat with a raror. At the time when Fortman made the threat they thought he was joking. After the deed lie was hurried 1 to tho hospital,and, the physicians have hopes of saving his life. THE HOME COMING—With his j arms filled with Christmas toys and candy for his wife and two little ohildren, Myron Foster, aged 80, was ran down by a Bessemer train at Ijfcove City and ground to pieces. His family was awaiting his return at the house when news was brought to theni the tragedy. Mrs. Foster is pros * and ' 'n a serious condition. Ul Ul% U, P, CLUBS' VISIT A OE LUXE EVEN! Arrangement" have been forming fur some day*, and are now practically completed, fur » reception tie luxe for the sixty members of the combined musical elubs of the University of Pennsylvania, which will visit this up ' on Fritlay, Jaimnry tlth, giving a c rfcert in the opera house on the evening of that day. The preparations tor the entert lintnent of the college miiMCian- tim ing their sojourn in Dan ville are in the bauds of the local I'. of I*. Alumni association. The preparations made will give the visit a distinctly social tone. The eluln- will arrive in Danville via the Philadelphia A H ading by special train at noon on the sixth. They will all be entertained at private home*. In the afternoon a tea will he given in their honor by the wives and ffriends of the University Alumni. A list of patronesses is now being prepared who will act a* sponsors for the concert in the evening anil a num ber of whom will chaperone a grand ball to be held in the armory after the concert. At the request of the Alumni a number of the Danville merchants have consented to decorate their win dows with the Red & Blue, U. of P. j colois, on the day of the concert. The personnel of the musical clubs ' is typically representative of one of the largest and most famous institu- I tions of learning in the world. Among the members who will visit Danville are such celebrities as Mer- ■ cer and Cozens, all American foot ball players, Alton Bennitt, captain of the Varsity crew; Barrett, also of the! Varsity crew; Simpson, one of the' few heavy weight manipulators with a National reputation; eight members , of tho University's famous theatrical organization, ' tho Mask & Wig club; ! Farrier, who took second place in the ; high jump in the inter-collegiate I games last spring, and a number of ( others. In each of the towns that the clubs will visit on their trip elaborate prep arations are being made for their en tertainment. The arrangements which ; are being perfected by the Danville j Alumni indicate that the hospitality 1 of tho people of our town would uot ; suffer were a comparison to be made. -a. COMMITTED TO JAIL William Auimermau Monday, was arrested by Officer W. E. Young on a uharga of assault, and battery preferr ed by W. A. MoWilliams. The information alleged that Am- | merman in company with Jesse Riok- j etts, who was arrested and committed i to jail Saturday, appeared at the iesi- J denoe of the complainant, W. A Mc- , Williams, Upper Mulberry street, on ! tho 33rd Inst., and attempted to "drag j him out of his houso" also that they "made threats. " Amiuerman was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Oglesby Monday. In default of SHOO bail be was commit ted to jail. SLEIGHRIDING The good sleighing was enjoyed by a large number of people yesterday. The roads are so well worn that an automobile ruus quite as well as a sleigh, and a good many autoes have been seen on the roads since last Sat urday. The warm sunshine Tuesday mado a ride either by sleigh or automobile most enjoyable. EDWARDS MAUSOLEUM T. Ij. Evans' sons have been award ed'the contract for an imposing mau soleum by the heirs of the late Dan iel Edwards, which calls for one of the finest pieces of cemetery work to be found iii this section Tiie mausoleum will be constructed in the Episcopal cemetery at this place and will be completed about the middle of next April. It will be built of light Bnrre granite. It will be 12 feet. <'• inches by 18 feet, 2 inches; its total height will be 15 feet. The corners will be constructed in pilaster style, surmounted by carved capitals. On either side of the impos ing door way will be round polished columns. On the apex stone the name "Edwards" will appear in bas relief. The roof stones will be the largest that ever came to Danville, being 18 feet, 2 inches long by 8 feet in width. Each stono will be a foot thick and will weigh 15 tons. The intorior will be builtjnf fine dressed granite, with Italian marble flooring. In the rear will be a stained glass window of costly design made by Tiffany. The mausoleum will be enclosed by ornate bronze doors; it 1 will contain two granite tombs. | American negroes possess and man j age forty-eight banks of a total cap ' ital of $3,500,000. DANVILLE, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER .9, INK) DANCE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS Th«< dance held at Armory halt Ta»- ' iliiy night was n most delightful af fair reflecting great oredit on tlie ef | fort* of the committee of young ladies who had lhi> nfTnir in < ha ge. II was tin* first private indoor hop •of the season and was largely attend* nil, thrro Iwlnft about sixty couple* present. Beside* the Danville contin gent there were on the floot dancers from Snnhniy, Northumberland,Cata wi-sa. Berwick tinil Dloomshurg. Tlih I>;ilI was tastefully decorated fur the occasion, pennant* of the var um* college* represented, anil the nat ioual color* predominating. Three cozy cornern in different portions nt the large room, were vety Inviting a* well an attlactive. The smaller hark room was arranged as a card room tor the convenience of those who iliil not ilance. First class music, without which n • lance is a success, was there in abut, dance. The Ne-Cal orchestra, of Suu bury, was in charge of this essential feature ami the frequent encores tes titleil to the pleasing reception of tlieir selections. The newly placeil floor was in flue condition and there was not a dull moment for anyone from the starting of the dancing at 8:45 until the break ing up in the wee small hours. The committee to whose untiring efforts, was due the success of the i affair was composed of Misses Ida Sweisfort, Kiueliue Lyons, Estelle Doster and Maine Hoffman. SLEIGH UPSET The pony belonging to Edward | Price caused some excitement Tues day afternoon by galloping through town with an empty sleigh He came j down Bloom street on a dead ruu, and i turning up Mill street made a bee line | for Patton's livery stable, where he has a stall. There was much conjecture to know what had become of Mr. Price, who, it was surmised, bad driven into the country for a sleigh ride. All doubts wore removed tiually when Edward, accompanied by Stanley Wilkinson, ! came strolling down Bloom road. In crossing the trolley tra«k at Yoik«' farm one of the runner's i caught in the rail, which caused the I sleigh ta upset, throwing the twoj youug men out into the Know. The sleigh Insiaatly righted ; the pony as j if appreciating the joke refused to ; stop when the driver ualled bnt *tart- i od for town as fast as he oouhl run. ; Thu youujj men wore uot injured; neither was the sleigh damaged. COUNCIL MEETING The borough council will hold its final meeting of the year next Friday night, when all outstanding bills will be paiit, and the reports of the chief of-police and the chief of the fire de partment will be received. The meeting for winding up the affairs of the borough is usually held on the last day of the year, which this year occurs on Saturday. Some difficulty was anticipated iu getting out a full attendance of council Satur day night so that it was decided to hold the meetiug Friday night. The next regular meeting of council will not occur until Friday night, January 6th. Hishel--Opp. William O. Opp, of Mooreland township, Lycoming county, and Miss Edith S. Rishel.of Strawberry Ridge, were united iu marriage on Saturday, December 24. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rishel. the Rev. W. J. Kohler officiating Mr. ami Mrs. Opp left on a trip to New York and Philadelphia. On their return they will reside at Strawberry Ridge. SLAYS HER LOVER UNIONTOWN. Pa., Dec. 28. Washington Height died early today from a gunshot wound said to have been inflicted by Daisy Meade whom he followed to her home at Republic last night. The girl was at the home of William Taylor, when Height entered,and it is stated, renewed the suit so often re jected. The girl became angry ami Height attempted to walk homo with her. When in front of her brother's houso she says, he pulled a knife from his pocket and attacked her. She did not hesitate, but shot him. Miss Meade hastened to tell of the tragedy and the man was taken to the hospital. The woman was arrested. There were no witnesses to the trag edy, but a part of the girl's story has been substantiated. AS TO CAUSE OF BAD WATER E. D. Ilarshbarger of the Pitt Con strurtion Company, while in this city, yesterday, paid a visit to th > sewage disposal plant at the hospital for the insane,which was constructed by Mr. Ilarshbarger'* company. The plant i* operating succes«fnlly. Mr Harshberger'* attention was called to the bail condition of the riv er water at this place ami the fact that in the opinion of many the sontce of pollution lies nt the hospital for the insane. The Pitt Construction Co. constructed the sewage disjtosal plant according to certain plans and spec ifications and that it comes fully up to the requirements is attested by the fact that the effluent after repeated analyses has bt t n pronounced pure by the experts. Mr. Ilarshbarger does not put it down as an impossibility that the otlor may originate in the laundry at the hospital, but lie rather takes the position that it remains to be proven. The Pitt Construction Co. has cou structed seventeen such plants Htnl tin' present is the lirst time that any com plaint has arisen concerning the body of water iuto whioh the effluent drains. One of the plants is in Ohio at an institution on the Scioto river a short distance above Columbus, and the latter city bears practically the same relation to the plant there as Danville does to the hospital for the insane here; yet never a murmur of complaint has been heard concerning the condition of the water. TOWNSMAN HONORED Henry Kramer Schoch, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. U. Schoch,this city, has been elected to the chair of Mathe matics and science in Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, his alma mater. Mr. Schoch graduated at Susquehan na University in I'A)S. Iu 19011 he took a post graduate course obtaining mas ter's degree. He will euter upon his post January 4th. Mr. Schoch is a young man of tine talents and excellent traits of char acter. Ho will be sure to succeed. BROKE HER WRIST Mrs. Jerry Diulil, whose home is be tween Strawberry Kid«® and Ex uhauge, sustained a fall ou the Ice while walking to the barn Tutsday about uoon and fractured the large bone of the right arm an inch above the wrist and tor* loose the ligament of the smaller bone at tie wrist. Dr. Oorduer, of Kxohatge was sum moned and at 3 o'clock Tuesday Ie was dressing the injury. It was also at :! o'clock two years ago Tuesday that Mrs. Diehl underwent an ojiera tion at Williamsport for a fractured skull sustained in a fall down stairs. MRS. DALLAS COTNER Mrs. Dallas Cotner died yesterday morning at r> o'clock at her heme iu Liberty township, following a lengthy illness. About fifteen weeks ago Mrs. Cot ner suffered a stroke, since which she has been in a serious condition. She was a noble woman and much beloved by her family and neighbors. She was born at Jerseytown on November 12th, !804. Beside her husband she is sur vived by three children : Mrs. Charles Lazarus.of near Pottagrove; Anna and Frank, at home. She was a member of the Mexico Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral will fake place from the home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock Interment will be made in the Wash ingtonville Lutheran cemetery. Family Reunion on Chriatrnas. Simon Moser entertained at his homo in Valley township on Christ mas his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Those present were John Moser, Mrs. A. I. Stein man, David Moser,Mr. and Mrs. S»m uel Fausey, Mr. and Mis. William Fenstermacher, Mr. and Mrs. Lafa yette Foust, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Vognetg, Kutli Steinman,Ethel Stein man, Alexander Steinman, Allen Steinman, Carrie Steinman, Charlie Fausey, Stella Fenstermacher; the great grand children present were Florence Fonst and Ireue Vognetz. A fine dinner was served. Teacher 111; School Cloted. Miss Mary Mnuro, daughter of Kev. and Mrs. H. C. Munro.of White Hall, and teacher of the White Hall school, is critically ill with pneumonia, com plicated with pleurisy. The White Hall school has beeu closed for sever al weeks. People who try to practice all they preaoh learn to cut their sermona short. - - .. .. - THREE GAMES OF BASKET BALL 11l t«u jinuit'H of !n-krt |>hll v«m! with the Bloomsburg AH Collegian* on Monday, Hie Danville Y. M. C. A. siiflered.ilefcat. The afternoon game wan played at the Midwav in Blooms burg, score 71 to 24; the filing game was played at thi« armory in Danville, score 4IJIo IH. As tli« score indicates Blootnsbnrg won handily in both contests. They played With the skill anil effectiveness of old, rnAKODeil basket ball players, which they are. From the beginning of both «ames Bloomsburg bail entire ly the best of it and it was only a question of how big their margin would be. Danville put up a game light, how ever, and although plainly beaten, never once did they stop playing the game for all there was in it. The Bloomsburg te 111 is much heav ier than Danville's. In goal shooting their accuracy was remarkable. Dan ville was on the defensive the greater part of the time, but when the locals did get the ball, their cleverness in passing was superior to Hloomsbnrg in this department of the game. In the evening game Tom Kyau nnd Edward Price, members respectively of the Lafayette and Lehigh foot ball squads, were put into the game. Their presence in the lineup, however.could not stay Kloomsbnrg's goal getting. Ryan and Price were responsible for 14 of the 1!» points scored by Danville in the evening contest. The lineups: AFTERNOON. Danville Bloomsburg Cooper forward.. . Hagenbuch Hobinson forward Welliver Winters Center Price Snyder . Guard . Gilmore Umlauf guard Appleman Goals from Held—Cooper 1, Robin son 3, Winters 3. Umlauf 8, Hagen buch 11, Welliver 13, Prico K, Gilmore 1, Appleman 1. Goals from fouls- Winters 4, Welliver 1. Referee—Hess. Timekeeper—Hagenbuch. Time of halves— 20 minutes. EVENING. Danville Hloomsbnrg. Dai ley .. forward Hagenbuch Winters . forward .Welliver Ryan Center J. Price E. Price guard R. Deimer Umlaaf guard .W. Deimer Goals from Held—R»»n Winters 2. 1". Price 2, Hagenbuch fi, Welliver 4, . Prico 8, R. Ueiroar, Gilmore. Goals from fouls —Wmt-ers, M»g«ubu«h. Ref erue -Vi«Clui« Tim® of l.slv»-s -20 minutes. HIGH SCHOOL WON In the afternoon at the Dativilla ar mory the Danville high sciiool team met and defeated the Bloomsburg Ingti school in a one sided game, score 6"> to 31. The high school boys played all around their opponents and were in danger at no stage of the game. The line-up: Danville Bloom Boyer forward lkeler Shannon forward Williams Swartz forward Jacobs center Deilil Sidler guard . Wagonseller Snavely .. guard .... Dietrich Deutsch guard Goals from field—Bowyer 10, Shan non 4, Swartz 2. Jacobs . r >, Sidler 3, Snavely 7. Deutsch, Ikler 7, Williams 4. Diehl 4. Fouls—Jacobs, Williams. Referee—McClure. Timekeeper— Rvau. Marriage Notices. Klmer E. Dewald and Miss Amelia B. Mauger, both of Mooresburg, were married on September 22nd, 1!)10, by Rev. W. J. Arney, at the Presbyter ian parsonage at l'ottsgrove. Jacob Springer, of Washingtonvillo and Miss Edna Millheim, of Moores burg, were united in matrimony on December 21st, 1910, at the Presbyter ism parsonage,Pottsgrove, by Rev. W. J. Arney. Rev. Shannon pastor of the Luther an church at Elysburg, performed two wedding ceremonies last Saturday. Arthur Tyson, of Slabtown and Miss Annie Dimmick, of Bear Gap, were wedded at the parsonage. Later in tlia afternoon Ray Sanders, of Bear Gap and Miss Harriet Woodruff, were mar ried at the home of the bride's moth er, Mrs. Fietta Woodruff,in Elysburg. Death of Prominent Merchant. Word was received at Bloomsburg yesterday afternoon of the death in a Philadelphia hospital of Emil Gelb, junior member of the firm of Gelb Brothers, who conduct stores in Bloomsburg, Shamokin, Tamaqua and Philadelphia. Mr. Gelb has lived at Bloomsburg for the last six years. Ireland has a yearly import trade of $311,000,000 and an export trade of 1300,000,000. Of the imports |14G,000,- 000 are manufactures. MORE MUSIC FOR THE PARAOE The mummers' parade is hilled iu all our neighboring towns. The per sons to whom the work of hilling was entrusted on returning brought back the most sanguine reports. At each of the towns visited Danville's fine de monstrations in the past are fresh on the minds of the people, and many are planning to he with us on New Year's A prime consideration seems to be that the prises offered by Danville are of a substantial sort, effectually eclipsing those of several neighboring towns,which ate making a bid for the crowds ou New Year's. Above all Danville has the reputation of doing things—of getting tip imposing dem onstrations —of making good all pro mises. From every part of town as well as from tlii" country inquiries concerning the parade are received by the com mittee daily, showing that widespread inteiest has 1 aroused and that a laige number of individuals as well as clubs and other organizations are qietly at work. In the country several floats ate being devised, winch it is believed, will be stunning in effect. Chairman Vincent yesterday stated that all indications point to what he firmly believes will be the finest New Year's parade that has ever been held in Danville. The Sous of Veterans drum corps ol Sunbury will he present, making four musical organizations that will be in liue. Calhoun's Military band of Nor thumberland will arrive on the 10:1!) D. L. &W. train Monday morning and will discourse music at intervals all day. The parade will form on East Mark et street, at the Washington hose house, at 1:30 o'clock; at 2 o'clock it will move, following tho route printed in these columns Saturday morning. The athletic event will consist of a one-mile race on Mill street and will take place immediately after the par ade. The first prize will he a silver loving cup valued at ten dollars; the second prize, a silver loviug cup val ued at five dollars. Following are the judges: H. O. Chester, and John Lesher of Sunbury; George Hancock aud George Kessler, of Northumberland; Charles Kaudall of < 'atawissa; Hon. L. W. Welllver, of Exuhange; Harry Hiilmeyer of Washingtonvill«; Dr. F. 1. Davis, of Ksrwick ;Charles Ent, of Bloon.shurg; W, W. Oulick, Thomas .1, Price, Johu G. Vastine. W. G. Pcrsel. Will iam lies, E. V. Applebangh. Dr. Cam eron Shultz, James Rv»u and Lewis Diets, of Dauville. Judge and Aide. Foinier Sheriff D. C, Williams is doubly honored by the Mummers, this year, jln Danville, he has been chosen by Chief Marshall Major C. P. Gear hart as one of his aides in next Men day's demonstration. In Bloomsburg h> has been appointed as one of the judges of the parade on the same day. P. O. S. OF A. OFFICERS At a tecent meeting of Washington camp. No. ;i«4, Patriotic Order Sons of America, the following officers were chosen to servo for the ensuing year: President,Wm. Wertmau;Vice Pres ident, Isaac Gross; Master of Forms, 11. Wertmau; Recording Secretary,G. Kishel; Treasurer, Geo. E. Koat; Financial Secretary, James Wilson; Conductor, John Richard; Inspector, Daniel Eyeriy; Outer Guard, G. E. Itoat: Trustee, Gee. E. Boat. CLEANING BOILERS Our streets have been in darkness a portion of the time (luting a couple of nights past caused by a partial shut down at the water works incidental to tho cleaning of the water tube boil er. which had become pretty well loaded down with sealo. The boiler was cleaned last in Sep tember. At many of our industrial plants boilers are subjected to a regu lar cleaning every month or so. Ow ing to the manner in which even a partial shutdown interferes with tho lighting of tho town the boilers at the water works are not cleaned any ofteuer than is absolutely necessary. On Monday night the streets were iu darkness after 11 o'clock, ami pedes trians had a hard time of it ou the icy sidewalks. At sncli times bright light is needed in order to avoid tho dang erous spots. Operated on at Bloomsburg. Gus lioeh.a rougher at tho pi]ie mill and son of Christopher Loeh, under went an operation Tuesday at. the Joseph Ratti hospital, Bloomsburg, for an absoess on left arm. The abscess is the resnlt of a burn received abont a month ago. ESTABLISHED IN IM* DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT CATAWISSI The plant of the Catawissa t'ar and Foundry company wild nearly destroy i'il by Hie onrl y yesterday morning,en tailing a loss of some |12,000. The IMlilit I t»K« were insured. The iiortion of the plnnt destroyed consisted of the main building fiOxlOO feet; the foundry 50x81 feet anil the machine shop 10x50 fei t. By dint of hard work on the part of the firemen three building* were sav ed:the office, the blackimiith altop, and last and most important of tho three, the pattern building with its valuable supply of patterns The tire was discovered at about :t 15 o'clock yesterday morning. Its origin is unknown. Half an honr be fore it was discovered the watchman, George Kvelaud, had made a thorough inspection of all the bnildings. lie hanked the tire and filled the boiler af ter which he retired to the otHce. He had just started on another inspection when he found the machine shop ablaze. Running to an electric light plant nearby he caused an alarm to be sounded. The tiro department respond ed promptly. Practically the entire town turned out and was presentnat the fire. Despite the most effective service the main part of the plant was burned. The main building destroy ed was 50x100 feet and contained the steam plant, a car loading hoist and all kinds of machinery for manufact uring cais. The machine shop was 40x50 feet and was finely equipped with modern appliances. The foundry was 50x84 feet and con tained a six-ton capacity cnpola, be sides flasks, core ovens, itc. Tiie car plant destroyed was owned hv C. J. Fisher, C. P. Pfahler.and 1A C. Mensch all of Catawissa. Unbuild iug of the plant is being considered. Nothing can be done toward cleaning up the ruins until the insurance ad justers get through with their work. When running to its full capacity the plant employed fifty men. FRED MACKERT HURT Fred C. Mackert, of Sunbury, a brother of Masser Mackert, of the Dauville base ball team, who is a member of troop D of the state con stabulary, after many an affray with lawless foreigners iu which he sub dued them ami checked their vio lence, fell a victim to three drunken Italians at PuuxKutawney on Saturday last. He is now stationed at Pun«ntawn ey, uud the foreigui r« were raising a disturbance on the streets there when he told them to move on aud behave. One of them struck him over the head with a bucket, while a second jumped on his back aud stabbed him ill the shoulder. He is now reported as doing nioely and will recover. HEAVY BLASTING The heavy blasting that was heard yesterday forenoon was located in the yard of Curry & Miller, junk dealers, where several large pieces of casting' were being broken np. When the first blast occurred some alarm was occasioned, as it was taken for an explosion of some sort. When the second and third reports followed alarm subsided, as all judged that the noise was occasioned by blasting. If. was a peculiarity of the situation,) ow ever, that while the explosions took place in a well defined centre the hr was so misleading that the sonnu most instances was 'erroneously loea ed. To the residents of one part of town the reports seemed to come from the south side; to those of other parts of town the noise sounded like •.•an nonading on Blue Hill or along the side of Montour ridge. CIVIL WAR VETERAN Joseph Cnpp, a veteran of the oivil war, died at the homo of his step daughter, Mis. John Girton, No. 514 Walnut street.Monday afternoon, aged 83 years. The deceased was a member of com pany C, 77th regiment. He was for merly a resident of Bloomsburg ami belonged to Ent Post, No. 250 G. A. R. He was a widower,aud is survived by three sous and one daughter: als., by one brother. John Cupp, of Turk,>v Valley. The funeral will take place at/iO a. m., on Friday. Interment wpl be made at Bloomsburg. At First Baptist Church. The annual business meeting for the lection of the church officers for 19n will occur on Friday evening. A soe ial will follow when the members sent will bo the guests of the S B. Y. P. U. On Saturday evening from 10: til midnight a watch meeting * held.