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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - December 6, 1906, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for the Home 1 he circulation of this paper is tit. Reasing rap Day. It will pay you �1 advert is in inc Amk Kincan subscription $1 per yeah l in. Irving h Wjk Kamw it i Jagt a t Iltner i. .1/ u. I m la a l . V a Quot a a a a state a it fat my a a to f. 3/ to 41 a vex by i a amp of amp. I it it a a i -1 a it amp this country will never he entirely free until it supplies All of its own dem and with its own productions. A Danville. Pa., thursday december 6. 1900. Established in 1855 of. 52-no 49, li1 bids c. A ill la. M. 52.5 Mill St., Danville i a. Diseases of the stomach a i intestines news. Welcome to the teachers buy your presents Early. The Market House question is causing a lot of real interest among the Farmers. Aunt plug the president writes is always interesting Reading. Len users can now Lay away their gnus for another year. Old 1906 is now on the last Lap. The boy who fills his mind with the thoughts of the great dues a Wise thing Danville people Iau now look tor Ward with the most pleasurable anticipations to a merry Christmas. Daniel l. Smiech of Windsorville. I York county went to York on Day and confessed to an Alderman that lie had kindled the fire which destroyed the Cigar factory of Samuel Sprenkle. At red lion december 35, 1893. Ile committed the crime to obtain $1,050 inn Ranee on the couteau is. Which belonged to him. The in fluence of John Mitchell who advised the mixers to avoid litigation of judge Savidge who severely condemned the multiplication of cases by justices Lias had a Good effect so that there Are now fewer criminal cases before the Northumberland county court Thau has been the Case for i to decades. Judge Savidge of Sunbury Lias decided that hereafter in Northumberland county the supreme court s ruling would be carried out that when Beer was purchased by the barrel and bottled two licenses would be uleces sary. A Mckeesport Man who Hung his Vest too close to the Furnace thought of it just in time to find it ablaze. Stamping out the fire he saved 349 in paper Money in Sochi a damaged condition that it had to be sent to Washington for redemption. As the result of a membership contest the Allentown Young men s Christian association has take fifth place among the associations of this state. It is outranked in usher by Philadelphia Pittsburg. Scranton and Germantown in the order named. Astronomical Winter does not begin until dec 21st. Henry s. Hartley a Grain broker whose Home is in Kansas City alo., pleaded guilty in the United states District Coort there to receiving relates from the St. Louis and san Francisco railway and was fined $1,000. While 1,500 Pittsburg school teachers were holding an Institute school children who had come to sing at the convention entered the lunchroom Aud ate no All the things prepared for the Institute collation. Benjamin Brotsman George Runyon dropped seven stories in a elevator in the Drake building Easton and were not seriously injured. Haymond Rush suspended at the top of the Shaft was rescued by Runyon. It is now Ann Onnord that the legis lature of Texas will investigate the charges made against senator Bailey by his political enemies. If the charges Are True lie will be Defeated. If they Are not his foes should be punished by the Law. Mrs. Edward Mcpherson widow of Edward Mcpherson who was clerk of tilt National House of representatives and for several years editor of the Philadelphia press died at tier Home in Gettysburg on Friday night aged 73 years. A dispatch from Harrisburg says that Joseph w Hunter state commissioner of highways Means to make an Effort to organize the supervisors of each county in the state the purpose being to promote a More vital interest in Road building. A bold robbery was committed Early sunday to Ruig under the Glare of an electric Light when the store of Morris Fox in Norristown was entered by burglars Aud robbed of clothing wort i $1,030. A dispatch from Scranton says that during the month of november Twenty eight fatal accidents occurred in Aud around the mines of the Lacka Wanna and Wyoming Field. The present is the appropriate time to buy Christmas presents. John Mccauley aged 10 years was accidentally shot and killed by i younger brother at their Home near Fryburg Clarion county on monday. The Hoy discovered a Squirrel in a tree near the House. John climbed the tree and As ills brother was handing him a shot gun it was discharged. At a hearing on monday before judge Holt of Beaver no defense was offered by the Pullman car company in the Case brought against it by the state pure food commission charging the company with supplying its patrons with adulterated milk a Fine of $75 Aud costs was imposed upon the corporation. The Busy season for the clerks is now on. It was Learned at the office of the county commissioners saturday that the Large boards setting Forth the new Roies relating to Speed on the River Bridge will lie posted Early this week. It was explained that the delay in installing the hoards was not due to any desire to recede from the position taken but was caused by some alteration necessary in the lettering Aud the High wind prevailing during the last few Days. Meanwhile not a few of those who drive the Bridge daily have had their Heads together and openly declare their intention of resisting the measure As uncalled for and unreasonable. Oue of these a gentleman who is not Likely to recede from a position of the kind when once assumed on saturday expressed Hinn Elf in terms that could not be misunderstood. To begin with lie ventured the prediction that the boards would never be installed. At All events the warning would lie unheeded. Nothing could be More absurd and unjust As this gentleman viewed it. In the first place he said the state built the two counties a ponderous Iron Bridge that world carry a freight train. A trolley company has been granted permission to use the Bridge Aud it runs its cars at High Speed. Automobiles May run at the rate of ten Miles an hour but the Man with a Light vehicle is obliged to walk his horse. Few horses Trot across the Bridge at a rate of Speed As great As ten Miles per hour. These persons who take exception to the new rules agree that the speeding of horses and the fast running of a Tomo Ulics on the Bridge should be prohibited but they strenuously object to rules so sweeping As those which have been adopted by tiie county commissioners. The River Bridge is a Leaky place in Winter exposed to winds of frigid that sweep with fearful velocity up the River Aud to be obliged to walk a horse in crossing to say nothing of the unwarranted loss of time would be to entail upon those who daily or frequently drive the Long Bridge a vast amount of discomfort. If not positive suffering which might easily result in illness. Election in fire department. The annual election of the Danville fire department for chief Aud four assistants took place saturday evening Between the hours of 6 and 8 at the Continental Hose House Aud resulted in the election of John Tooey chief and Wiliiam Shultz first assistant. There was no contest for the office of chief. The office is Given to each company in turn Aud this year the selection was made from the Continental. There were 167 votes cast for or. Tooey. The contest in saturday night s election was for the positions of first second and third assistants. Eracli company made Oue nomination Aud the precedence of the nominees was determined by the number of votes received tiie nominee from the third Ward however taking fourth place. The assistants were voted tor and elected As follows first assistant William Shultz Good will. 74 second assistant Harry t. Rupp. Friendship 58 third assistant Harry Long. Washington 32 fourth assistant Thomas Grimes Continental. Appointed pump erector. John c. He Deus Sou of our townsman William m. He Deus Lias just received an appointment in the department of Public works in Philadelphia. He entered the competitive examination for the position of pump erector and Wou the highest average-91 per cent in a class of eighty five. Only eight applicants passed the examination. Or he Deus Wou out by Oue per cent., the next Man having 9> per cent. Or. He Deus Lias already been formally appointed Aud next week will report to Cassius e. Gillette,esq., chief of the Bureau of filtration for instructions and assignment of duty. Or. Heddens Learned the Trade of machinist in the machine shop connected with the big Mill in this City under Peter j. Adams Aud others. He was always studiously in clued and As is shown by i is successful examination very proficient As a machinist. He went to Philadelphia about sever years ago. A a repairs 1 Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material Genera by the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner. Job printing of All kinds and description s the Bloomsburg opera sunday afternoon was packed to the doors wit i some 800 people on the occasion of the elks memorial service conducted by Bloomsburg Lodge. No 436 and Danville Lodge. No. 754. To the solemnity and impressiveness of the event was added the attractive Beauty of a finely arranged and Well rendered program. The Stago of the Bloomsburg opera House was profusely decorated for the occasion wit i Palms Aud coloured incandescent bulbs. Danville Lodge. No. 734 with about 50 members accompanied by some 50 guests went to Bloomsburg of a special Danville Aud Bloomsburg car. The program was As follows order of service. Processional a War Marci of the priests a Mendelssohn s orchestra. Overture a Bohemian girl Balfe. Orchestra. Opening ceremony Bloomsburg Lodge no. 436, assisted by crusade go Mandery quartet r. F. Colley e. H. Ent a. N. Yost o. H. Yetter. Opening ode. Great ruler of the us a verse. All seeing and benign look Down upon and bless our work and be All glory Toiuo. Oli hear our prayers for the honoured dead while bearing in our minds the memories Graven on each heart for a Sauld Lang prayer Rev. J. W. Wiggles St. Paul a episcopal Clu Iruh. Solo a Tan Tom Ergo Quot Millard mrs. Cora Post Keatley Shick Shiuey. Selection crusade com Maud re quartet. Eulogy Hou. John 4. Mchenry no 436. Orchestra selection Ai sacred intermezzo a Trinity a sacred intermezzo a cup Dietta a Tobani. Solo a to divine redeemer a Gounod miss Rosa e. Vollrath Bloomsburg s. N s. Memorial address Hou. John h. Bigelow Hazleton no. 200. Solo a roue sweetly solemn thong lit Zabriskie. Mrs. Cora Post Keatley Solo selected Walter Russell of Danville. Orchestra selection andante from a Surprise symphony a Haydn closing ceremony Danville Lodge no. 754. Audience join in singing a nearer my god to Benediction Rev. J. W. Diggles. Recessional a a Marci pontificate a Gounod. The officers of Danville Lodge. No. 754, Are As follows exalted ruler w. W. Gulick esteemed leading Knight Paul l. Andrews esteemed Loyal Knight Simon Ellenbogen esteemed lecturing Knight Scott Eves Secretary Edward Purpur treasurer Ralph kist or tiler j. Beaver Gearhart Esquire Arthur Amesbury inner guard William Ellenbogen chaplain Thomas Vincent trustees Charles Snyder j. W. Robison. John f Tooley. The officers of Bloomsburg. No. 436, Are As follows exalted ruler Charles m. Evans esteemed leading Kui Glit. Christian a Small esteemed Loyal Knight William Chrisman esteemed lecturing Knight Gerald Gross Secretary. Charles b. Ent treasurer f. D. Gentler tiler w. Clark Sloan Esquire. Anthony Benzbach inner guard Andrew Evans chaplain l. H. Tooley trustees John g. Harman. J. H. Coleman John Gross. Committee on memorial service. Christian a. Small j. Gere Jayne Charles e Randall w. Clark Slatt ii. J. Achenbach Charles m. Evans. The members of the lodges who passed away daring the last year were Danville a. S. Harris John l. Evans Bloomsburg Clemuel Beishline Anthony Golembinski w. T. Huntzinger or. W. Ii. Purt Nau Stewart a. Ash. Repairs on Church resumed. The extensive repairs of the Strawberry Ridge reformed Church which were begun in the summer and which were discontinued on account of the Lack of help have again been taken no and will be pushed to completion As rapidly As possible. It is the in Teuton to thoroughly renovate the building. Among other improvements that will he made will be the installation of a new Bell repainting Aud re papering the Interior rearranging the seats the erection of a new Vestibule and the placing of a new roof. Work of the i movements was begun this week Aud As the Church on next sunday will not be in condition for occupation service will be held in the Strawberry Ridge Grange Hall at 10 o clock by the pastor Rev. W. .1. Kohler. Entertained at supper. Landlord William Spade entertained a number of his friends at a Hausen Peffer bouquet on tuesday evening at hotel Trainor. Tiie occasion. Which was consummated in or. Spades usual elaborate Aud hospitable manner was most enjoyable. The bouquet room was elaborately decorated for the affair with red White and Blue Bunting and flags. Or. Spades guests were or. And mrs. Augustos Bachinger or. And mrs. George Bachinger or. Aud mrs. Grant Aten messes. Simon k. Hoffman Thomas g Vincent Horace c. . Kase West Samuel Johnston Clarence Haupt Theodore Hoffman. Jr., Walter o. Greene j. C. Feifer r. N. Lyon William o Blosser Thomson Jenkins Isaac Sweitzer and John Jenkins. A Hareas Corpus proceeding of much interest took place before cont Mon. Day the relator being William k. Persyl. Who is confined in jail charged with being implicated in the attempt made about a month ago to defraud j. M. Vou Glit of Mayberry township out of a horse. Persyl contended that Justice of the peace .1 w. Gearhart of Mayberry township under the testimony was not justified in holding him for court. The Hareas Corpus proceed us however Brouger out evidence of a very positive nature and Pensyl was held to answer for conspiracy. In default of one thousand dollars bail lie was reminded to jail. His Honor judge Evans and Assoc ates Blee and Wagner were of the Bench. District attorney Gearhart was opposed by William Kase West and Charles v. Amerman As attorneys for the relator. The first witness called was j. Madison Vought of whom the horse was fraudulently Persyl brought Tate alais eth Worth Aud Dunmoyer to Vong hts a farm representing them As friends of his Aud As business men of so Bury explaining that he frequently transacted business with them. Of the strength of this representation by Persyl or. Vought sold them Oue of his Best horses for $170 Aud in payment took eth Worth s a Heck which was later found to he bogus. C. H. Vought Sou of the prosecutor being sworn corroborated his fathers testimony. William Tab tie Constable effected the arrest of the three implicated in the affair was a Ness. He told the Story of the horse s recovery and subsequently of the arrest. When eth Worth or Tate Aud Dunmoyer were accused of being horse thieves the Constable said they lost no time in getting out of the Neagli Bor Hooi. They lied go precipitately that Thuv left tie horse standing in the Road mrs. Walter Cook of a Tilden new Jersey Aud mrs. Lewis Lee sons Robert Aud William of Philadelphia have returned Home after a visit at the Home of or. And mis. T. W. Snyder. Spring Street. Mrs. Charles Jones Aud Sou Lawrence Are visiting friends in Philadelphia Aud new Jersey. Or. Aud mrs. A. L. He Deus and son of Washingtonville were visitors in this City yesterday. 1 Charles n. Hendershot left a saturday for Berwick where he has acre of the agitation relating to the approach to the River Bridge on the South Side seems to have borne some fruit at least a remedy in being applied which while not bringing about the construction of the retaining Walls will nevertheless improve conditions very much. The Pennsylvania Railroad company has come to the Rescue. It has agreed to furnish free of Cost All the Limestone needed to construct a Fine Macadam Roadway the entire distance from the River Bridge to the freight House a below the station provided Gearhart i a a position As night watchman at i township will do the hauling. It is the Mill of the to. S. Lamb i com hardly necessary to add that the town Piny. I ship has decided to accept the prop mrs George d. Edmondson left yesterday for a visit with friends in Philadelphia and Allentown. Mrs. John Weigold first Quot Street is visiting friends in Milton. Mrs. Jasper Perry left yesterday for a visit with friends in Milton. Mrs. Jacob Fisher and daughter miss Clart spent yesterday with friends in such nov. Visit mrs. Miss Ane Ellis of Ottawa ing at tiie Home of her aunt. James s Ellis at Exchange. Harry rentier and George Wolf returned to Lewisburg yesterday after n visit with miss Goldie Bockenheim Mill Street who men wit a sterilizing filter tubs. The tilter tubs at the water works Are this week undergoing sterilization a exceedingly interesting process. To which they Are subjected at least once a year. Two tubs were completed by tuesday evening and yesterday work on the third Oue begun. It May not he generally known that in the Bottom of Eracli of the immense tubs lies a layer of crushed Quartz or Saud four Aud a half feet thick. Naturally in the process of Many months this material becomes impure very Rusty in Leolor and not above suspicion of harbouring bacteria while owing to its condition Alum will not properly adhere to it and the Efficacy of the each of the witnesses Felt convinced that the two men never were in Busi Plant is much impaired Ness in Sunbury As represented by the material used air the tubs is Persyl. J quite expensive otherwise when it be each witness was subjected to a comes impaired by use it could be searching Cross examination by pen thrown out Aud new material subs tit Sylus attorneys with the Hope of show used. It is much cheaper to subject it ing that he was altogether a innocent to the process of cleaning. Oue tubs taken at a time. Seventy five to nails of caustic soda Are placed on the filter hid then steam under 80 pounds pressure is turned on. The contents of the Tab is boiled from 24 to 30 hours. It is then permitted to Cool gradually so that no injury May result to the Fine mechanism of the tub. Next comes the process of washing the til o r bed to remove the soda tiie dirt Aud other particles dislodged by the boiling. A heavy Stream of water under a 100-Pound pressure is turned of the bed washing it for of an hour. This leaves the Saud clean and pure As when new. The revolving rakes do not reach within a foot of the Bottom of the filter bed but the Sand is carefully shovelled around. So that every particle is thoroughly agitated Aud washed. About two months ago the Reservoir was thoroughly cleaned so Itiat the sterilization of the fillet tolls removes the last obstacle in the Way of absolutely pure water. All of which shows that great care is taken of the filter Plant Aud that those who have charge of the water works Are determined to see to it that the Borough has pure water. The last session of the fifty ninth a ingress promises to do things. A Pointer. Lehigh Valley trainmen who had been arrested Aud fitted in Wilkes Barre for obstructing tiie crossing a it revived cold Comfort when they a ppm red to the company to pay their fines according to a dispatch from Wilke. Barro. The officials told they would have to put their own fines As they were supposed to arrange their work so that the trains will not i Lark the Crossings Aud interfere with the City s traffic. Party who had been hired by Tate Aud Dun Buoyer to drive them Over to or. A ought a. Each witness however held firstly to ills testimony. It seemed to take tiie court Only a minute to decide after the testimony closed. Judge Evans announcing that they would require tie defendant to enter into bail in Oue thousand dollars for his appearance at next term of court to answer for conspiracy. In default of bail he was remanded to jail. Would have Good results. State Highway commissioner Hunter advises Road supervisors to organize As school directors Are now organized in the several counties in tiie state. If the supervisors in each county were to organize and hold frequent meetings there is Little doubt that the result of their consultations Aud conferences would be beneficial to the Public Road improvement movement. School directors find it profitable to hold meetings at least once a year at which the interests of the schools ate discussed. That better roads would result from tiie organization of Road supervisors there is not the least doubt. Of course the improvement would depend upon tiie character of the men who should be chosen for supervisors but with an organization such As that which is suggested the useless members of the Board would be weeded out Aud Only those who Are Active and energetic would be asked to serve As supervisors. Williau organization of this kind in Montour county the supervisors in the several townships could get together and Disenso questions relating to tiie Public roads Exchange views As to the Best methods of improving the highways and plan for work which would in a few years bring about a decided Aud much be Eden Elia Tige in the manner of repairing the roads. A organization of this character in this county would Aid very materially in and vac aug the Good roads idea ill the several townships. Appointed supervisor. Of the petition of a. Boyd Moore Aud l. C. Shultz supervisors of West Hemlock township. Judge u. C. Evan Lias appointed Paul mans Teller an elector of West Hemlock township to serve on the Hoard of supervisors of the above township vice a. D. Cross Ley resigned. Or. Crossley has recently removed to new York City. Here and i Here. Montour Iron company of this two Well dressed women of Pitts ii j a which was shipping 154 rails of were sent to tiie Lackawanna rhe a go ahead to the Allegheny jail for three Mouths on Valley r. R. Company had been arrested for shoplifting in the other document is front the firm Scranton stores. They wept when 0f \ it cattoll&co., of Philadelphia and is dated nov. 29th., 1854, and contains a number of separate ship cuts to Danville people among them being 12 sacks of Salt to Peter Haldy. >sr., a piano to o. B. Balford Aud a chair to Chal Atit a Hughes. A feature of the documents that strikes a i Tomoras chord is the clause. Some very old relics. Mrs. Janies Hendershot West Ullern i lock township Inis in her Possession some very old Aud interesting family relics. Among them is her grand fathers wedding Vest which is Well Over a Hundred years old. It is ent in the quaint style of those Olden times. The material is Black Satin with a straight front Aud stand up Collar. Mrs. Hendershot also has her grandmother s wedding shawl a quaint White silk Crape hand embroidered affair. It was the style in Tii Ose Days for a Bride to Wear a White Cap. And mrs. Header shot Lias the Cap that her grandmother wore when she was married. Among other possessions that mrs. Hendershot prizes Are a Sot of Silver Tea spoons that Liao been in use in her family for Over a Hundred years. Position. As a matter of fact it has already taken hold of the work. Tito Pennsylvania Railroad company has fixed no limit to the Quantity of crushed Stone that it agrees to furnish. Already three car loads have arrived at South Dauville Aud there is More coining. Tiie material consists of Limestone or something that closely resembles it broken up into regulation size Aud is the same material that is used by the company for ballasting its track. It is shipped from the Yards of the Susque Hautaia Stone company at Georgetown where the Railroad company gets All or i lug Quantity of tie Afono it uses in Hall to Gearhart township had two teams hauling yesterday Aud More will probably be employed today. By last evening a fair beginning was made at the work on tiie approach to the Bridge. The course of crushed Stone Here As far As the Roadway is finished is two feet thick which raises the approach nearly to a level with the trolley track. Practically the same thickness will be applied from the Bridge to Hazleton Avenue As the Street is known that leads from Peter bergers Corner Down to the station. The entire Width of the last named Street will be covered with a course of Limestone eighteen inches thick from the Corner Down to the freight House. Before tiie Stone can be applied the track of the Danville and Sunbury Street railway which now at some places is nearly concealed will have to be raised to conform with the improvement Over the entire distance a course of Limestone screenings three inches thick will to applied which will make the surface smooth and will add to the durability of the Road. The screenings to be used were brought to South Diu Ville a year or More ago to be used in repairing roads about the station. Road improvement however was never take up and the screenings have lain of a Large pile below the station where they were unloaded from tiie cars old Bills of lading. William Knapp is the possessor of two old Hills of lading which lie allowed an american reporter to View yesterday. The documents Are relics of the Days when the casual was the principal common Carrier that had entered Danville. One of the Hills is dated july 19th, 1855, and contains a memorandum of some time in Mayberry township. State demonstrator at work. A. W. Stephens the state san Jose scale in Spertor who is at present working in this county has nearly completed his demonstrations Aud by next thursday will have finished his schedule. Yesterday afternoon lie gave a demonstration at Tho farm of j. F. Mowrer at Straw Berry Ridge before the largest number that has As yet attended a demonstration in this county 23 being present. In a conversation yesterday or. Stephens stated that the first two or three of the demonstrations which were Field in the Western part of the county were poorly attended. This he attributes to the fact that in the part of tiie county where these first demonstrations were Given there Are not As Many fruit Trees Asiu the Section a tire he is now working. To save that As soon As he began to hold demonstrations in the Northern end of the county the attendance began to increase. In the Northern end of the county Moug the Hills there Are mors fruit Trees and the Farmers Are naturally More interested in any measures that will save their Trees from the destruction that the spread of the san Jose scale threatens the inspection made recently Aud now the series of demonstrations that Are being Given by or. Stephens Are the first real work that has been done by the state in Montour county Aud it is not the intention to allow hie Good work to Stop there. Or. Stephens states that if at each demonstration two Farmers can be induced to Spray their Trees he will feel satisfied with his work for if but two persons will use the Spray conscientiously they will be so pleased with the results that their recommendation will soon in Ince other Farmers to use the same methods. After or. Stephens finishes with his demonstrations he intends to spend sentence was imposed. Attending Institute. Among the visitors at the county Institute yester no was judge Maynard j. Phillips of Muncy Valier known prominently As one of the school Bookman of this Section who is Apt to turn up about Institute time. Jude lips is a Jolly companionable and has a multitude of Friend teachers Aud school directors. I. Phil fellow inserted in both that tiie parties agree to deliver tiie goods entrusted to their dangers of the care of the canal the seas Only the demonstrations that or. Steph us has still to conduct Are As follows thursday december 6, at Frank Millers 2 Miles s. A. From Wash ing Conville. Friday december 7, at mrs. F. P. ,4 Miles n. Front Danville. Tuesday december i at Richard 17 Rogers mile n from Hendricksonj a Church. Wednesday december 12, at Cyrus a Tver a Fiig Miles n. E. From Danville. Thursday december 13, at John j. Johnson s 2l.j Miles Mausdale. Air. Stephens is also trying to arrange a demonstration nearer Dauville if a suitable place can be procured. Music was an especially attractive feature at Institute tuesday morning. Miss Finnigan rendered a piano Solo with very pleasing effect after which j. J. Newman rendered a vocal soil a the armorer s song from the opera of Robinhood. Or. Newman is an accomplished vocalist Aud by his artistic performance yesterday he captured the fancy of the teachers Aud he was vociferously encoded. He was accompanied by miss May ii Ooka. One of Danville a most accomplished pianists whose exquisite playing itself was a feature in the absence of Rev. John Sher Tau who was Down on the program for Chapel Borough superintendent Gordo conducted devotional exercises. The two addresses tuesday morning were of Especial interest. The first period was occupied by professor t. S. Lowden of Worcester mass., who resumed his subject of a the teachers the speaker took up the idiomatic health greetings of the leading nations of the world applying each to show what habits in every Day life Are injurious or beneficial to the general health. Lie German greeting is Quot How do you find j ourself a the French ask a How do you carry yourself a the italian health greeting is a How do Yon stand a the. Chinese inquire a How have you eaten your Rice a while the Little japanese propounds the Odd inquiry a How do you breathe this morning Quot in developing the notion of each of these health greetings the speaker showed that it is a matter of vital concent As to whether a Persou is Correct in his habits of walking whether he a a carries himself properly or not whether he a a stands correctly whether he a a eats properly or a a breathes rightly. In conclusion professor Lowden dwelt of the influence of the teachers voice on the health of the latter As Well As its influence on the discipline of the school. As a member of the faculty in the department of philosophy and education in Clarks University Worcester mass., professor Lowden for three years Lias pursued investigations of the subject of health. For a longer period he has been interested in the subject of insanity and has examined into hundreds of individual cases in the insane asylums of Massachusetts. The second period of the Forenoon was occupied by or. D. J. Waller president of the Bloomsburg state Normal school. He prefaced his address with some kind remarks relating to Dauville and tie Montour county Institute. His most pleasant recollections of Institute work he said Are associated with Montour county where he Laboured As Institute instructor in the past. The address dwelt principally on the elements of Power which should exist in the teacher in order to make the school room an Agency to bring about the fullest mental and moral development of the Pupil. elements Are latent and not obvious they Are often Complex in their nature. It is a Power that should enable a teacher to maintain in the Pupil that Faith which naturally abides in the child. The pupils to begin with believes the teacher like its parents is Able to guide and is willing to be guided. There Are Many tilings however that May come As a rude Shock to break that Faith. Or Waller next enumerated tiie elements that go to preserve that Faith in the teacher which naturally abides in the child. One of these is personal Cloa ugliness the absence of which will be a rude Shock to a Pupil brought up in a Home of taste and refinement and will be sure to lower the teacher in the esteem of tiie Community. Just a3 essential is the habit of personal heat less which is a evidence of Good judgment Aud Good taste Aud if absent will weaken tiie respect of the pupils. Voice utterance Aud Choice of expressions play an important part a single mispronunciation will do wonders to weaken the Confidence of the pupils in the teacher. In this connection the speaker held that the people of Pennsylvania do not use the vowels rightly and in a Gre at measure destroy the pleasure of speech. In Titis respect southerners and the people of the new England a states Are far in Advance of us. A a conviction firm Faith or. Waller said is among the latent Powers that will enable the teacher to main Tain a firm hold on the pupils. There a the High school Are Cert ii Groat tilings in which we must believe such As god truth Justice righteousness Aud in these we must daily reveal our Faith. Among the other elements essential to the teachers full Success is knowledge which will convince the pupils that the teacher 1s authority on what site attempts to Teacle also a desire to Benefit pupils and a desire of Good toward them. This feeling some teachers seem to Ali Ink is Best expressed by the practice of kissing All the pupils at the close of school. That sentiment which should exist in the school room is the kind that figures in love and philanthropy and is not expressed by a hug and a kiss. It is the deep sentiment that induces men Aud women to sever ties with Home and country and to labor in uncivilized lauds As missionaries. An important latent Power is Quot achievement a which will convince the pupils that when the teacher sets out to do a thing it is going to he accomplished. So Long As the pupils Trust the teacher they can to led anywhere. The first and the last period of the afternoon were occupied by or. Waller. Professor t. S. Lowden spoke our effective and ineffective Ltd. C. Ritter rendered a vocal Solo with miss Ida Sechler at the piano. A piano duet was also rendered by miss Viola Rischl and Pearl Fenstermacher. The in it dings of the teachers Institute this year possess a general interest. The attendance is uniformly Good among those present in addition to practically the full complement of teachers being a Large number of our townspeople who Are not identified with tiie schools. The proceedings yesterday were especially Fine culminating with an address from the teachers old favorite. Deputy state superintendent Henry Houck. Or. Houck occupied the very last period of the afternoon. His visit to Dauville was the first in some ten years. The Veteran instructor has aged considerably but in spirit and manner tie is As Young As Ever his handshake is just As magnetic and his laugh Lias the old time merry Ting. The Welcome accorded him by the teachers who frequently came in Contact with him in the past was a demonstrative one and at the same time heart Felt and sincere. In his address the Deputy state sup Reid pendent made no attempt to impart instruction along any Well defined line. His a Alk however was an old fashioned characteristic Effort serious and mirth producing by turns which revealed the Many a sympathetic nature Aud his varied experiences in affairs Itiat relate to the school room. The special music yesterday As on tuesday was a feature that added much to the pleasure of the Institute. Edward Shoevlin rendered a piano Solo. A vocal Solo entitled a a Thorax was rendered by George Eggert. Miss Alary Jenkins rendered a piano Solo entitled Quot Home Sweet Home a which pleased the teachers so much that she was encoded. During tiie singing by hie Institute will t. Sute accompanied the piano of the Cornet. Professor t. S. Lowden occupied two periods wit ii his spirited and characteristic talks. His theme in the Forenoon was a teaching children to he took a most advanced ground holding to views which clashed somewhat with prevailing ideas. His object was to show that the course of study in schools should be carefully graded to conform with the gradual development of the child a mind. He deduced the principle that the child must have physical development which implies brain growth before there can be any moral or mental development. This brain growth is not attained until about the age of twelve years. The employment of children in factories during this period of growth the speaker held is a crime against the child. It shuts the boy or Giri off from the Sunshine the pure air the Freedom and play that belongs to that period of life and prevents brain growth without which mental and moral development is slow. Researches show that in Eug Laud workmen increase in efficiency from the age of 18 to 31 years from 31 to 40 years they seem to remain the same but after the latter age they decline very rapidly. It is shown that among the educated classes in the same country there is a increase in efficiency to the age of 58 and there is no perceptible decrease until the age of 65. The obvious conclusion is that under the Industrial conditions in England the children of the working classes Are obliged to labor at a Early age and thus their brain growth and physical development is retarded with ill effects that follow through life. The work of the school room should be suited to the age of the child. The child during the period of growth should be Given memory gems spelling Ami things purely mechanical. Difficult problems even those involving percentage Aud interest Are out of place during this period although this is our respect in which Many of our schools offend. Professor lose superintendent of the Williamsport schools made Liis first appearance before the Institute yesterday Forenoon his subject being. A modern tendencies in the teaching of superintendent lose has had Twenty years experience in supervising the work of teachers and tie brought to the Institute some very practical ideas. During his talk lie emphasized the importance of supplementary Reading in schools. As at present arranged in Many districts from the first Grade to the child uses sixty different Hooks. This gives the pupils a Good Reading vocabulary Uliey learn to pronounce a Large number of words a Many More Thau when confined to the regular series adopted. In supplementary Reading the Pupil becomes acquainted with tiie worlds great masterpieces. Only Good classical literature is desirable for supplementary Reading. Nature books and books on geography should not be selected for this purpose. The regular series of Reading books will always have a place in the course of study As it is to these that the supplementary Reading must be graded up to. The speaker deplored that in so Many instances there is no supplementary Reading in the Rural schools Aud ventured the opinion that in every instance the Rural school boards continued on fourth Page

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