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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - April 21, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper for the Home l he circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material 4, generally the publisher announces to the Public that he a is prepared at All times to exp Titis country will never he entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own cute in he neatest manner to is printing subscription $1 per year Voi,4i-n i. Danville. Pa., thursday april l�1 in my. Stahli sized in 1855 of All kinds and description us. Irvint h. Clix Wintis. Ujj tire Hourt 9 a. M. To 11 m 10u my mar. 1 v m. To in aunut. A a. A vote in o. Siu it. N let. 425 m .i. milk. 1 of the Stoma Ltd Limu a 1 inert specially d it. In. In. . Dentist Ofick. 21s Mill Sukki Fath a Xterm Uil without Pam prow n in a Bridge a to re a is cd Holty. Re Urpi a will fit lie it a and most improved and prepared to execute the Roost difficult work. Do. C. H. Reynolds a Hen 1st jobs Mill at., Danville pm. Ivy Tintra in nil its a a Muf Boe. moderate of h work Unhan a Liulin Lili m a clean uni up time House cleaners Are at it. See the Street Parade at Yoou today. April Snow a forms instead of show Era. April this year fee Ros to be a fool month All through. Nearly the entire country had a touch of the april meow storm. Related Spring might As Well begin in Earnest now. Thin is pneumonia weather. Keen a drop grip on your Winter clothing. Culhane Chace and Weston a i in minstrels at the opera House tonight. Winter has worn out his Welcome and patience. An april blizzard is a discouraging thing for the people with empty Coal bins to face. Mer Bauts with shelves piled High with Spring and summer goods have cause to tie Impat Cut with tardy Spring. It is Tai it that port Arthur May cease to be a Point of interest in the War As it to longer has any strategic value. Harrisburg growing tired of sewer polluted drinking water is providing tor filtration. April showers have not been frequent enough to insure a prolific growth of May Flowers. It Isgo. Log to the time of year when the Small Hoy thinks it i plenty warm enough to go in swimming. We take pleasure in announcing that the Trout fishing season opened last Friday tut the first Man who says anything about a speckled beauties will be put on the string. This is the season of the year when the weather Man Dodges every time he gives out a prediction. It is the purpose of the Reading Railroad to run its trains on a faster schedule this year than Ever before. This is due in a Large extent to improved track facilities. The new schedule will go into effect about May 15. The Twenty first Semi annual convention of the Danville conference of the evangelical lutheran mini amp Meriom of Pennsylvania will be held at it. Michael s evangelical lutheran Church Lycoming Rev. William Weicksel pastor april 25, 26 and 27. Congress has adopted a joint Resolution ordering the printing of 10,000 copies of the report of the Anthracite strike commission. There is a great demand throughout the country for the findings of the strike arbitrators. Has Ball fans Aie More anxious for the coming of warm weather than Are the ran who have gardens to dig. It was not an auspicious opening of the Trout reason hut what was lacking will be made up later on. Montoursville will have the Odd Fellows on tuesday april 26th., and the Day promises to be a big one. The speckled beauties do not take Well to the opening of the season. It will be a Miracle if China can avoid the breaking of her neutrality vows. Now that the Trout season is under Way it would be a Good idea to keep a close watch on the Trout hog. Violators of the Lawr should be prosecuted to the utmost limit Aud taught a lesson that they will never forget is a Maher of health amp aking powder absolutely pure there is no substitute the ordinance for Street paving was Purov a cd its tit Reading at a Regula a a Etui of to c Borough Council it in r t it i was re id Section by bail us and carefully considered. The first Section was approved on a Tiou of or. Vastire seconded by or. Goes or after which the remaining eight sections were approved with no alter Tiou and Little discussion. In conclusion on motion of or Goeser seconded by or. Swank the ordinance iwas approved As a whole. A communication was read from the Borough Surveyor George f. Keefer enclosing a sketch of specifications of the proposed Culvert to replace the i canal Bridges on Mill Street which a was presented to the Borough Council \ for its consideration. The Surveyor i proposed that Gou Ucil pass upon the sketch Aud it approved lie would proceed to draw up plans Aud specifications on which bids could be invited. The Engineer estimate a the Cost of work Complete including the removal of the Bridges at $2,600. On motion it was ordered that the committee on streets and Bridges inspect and consider the sketch of specifications and report at an adjourned meeting to be held on monday night. Chief of police Mincemoyer reported that it is customary with some of our merchants to visit the curb Stone Market Early in the morning purchasing farm produce and Selling the same in their stores. This he said is in violation of the Borough ordinance and he has so informed the merchants offending and told them they would have to discontinue the practice. In one or More instances they have refused to heed the warning and the officer wanted to know if it is councils desire that lie proceed to make arrests. On motion of or. Reifsnyder in was ordered that the committee on Market consult the Borough solicitor and that if there is no recent act protecting the merchant in his resistance to proceed to make arrests for the next offence. Or. Reifsnyder stated that in h id discovered that sick poultry is brought to Market and offered for Sale. He thought that no mercy should he shown such people and the sooner they Are debarred from Market the better. At his suggestion a closer inspection will be made of produce brought to town and persons offending in this Way will he dealt with according to Law on motion of or. Vastire it was ordered that the Board of health be instructed to notify the trustees for the Hospital that the pollution of the River by the draining of sewage into it Mast cease at one. On motion of or. Reif Nydi r a vote was taken to determine the attitude of Council toward municipal Light. By a Yea and nay vote Council went on record As unanimously favouring municipal Light. The committee on Light was ordered to Confer with the various electric Light companies As to the Cost Aud maintenance of a Plant. On motion of or. Goeser it was ordered that Council proceed to enact an ordinance to regulate the Cost of connecting with the new sew r. Joseph Gib on reported the Alley at the rear of Shiloh reformed Church Asiu a had condition. On motion the matter was referred to the committee on streets and Bridges. The following members were present Davis Dietrich Goeser Swank Fenstermacher Boyer Vastire Ocif Snyder Lloyd David Gibson and Joseph Gibson. The following Hills wire approved for payment water department. Regular employees. .$137.00 labor on streets 101 26 labor at water works 24.75 Haines Jones Cadbury amp co 12.47 g. Edward roat 4.00 Albright. Sou amp co 30.60 Telephone rental. 6.00 american car amp foundry co 24.31 Pittsburg meter co 33.60 Curry amp Yaonan 8.51 .1 of a i Lei liner 1 1 Harry b. Patton 20.00 Borough department regular employees Danville National Bank Telephone rental a. C. Roat g. Edward roat labor and hauling w. J. Rogers j. P. Patton Corry amp Van an personal or i Ilioof 28.50 3.00 24.50 4.85 20.50 73.62 3.00. 75 s. 68 the present week it seems is bringing Forth something More than its usual quota of weddings m arly every Day adding one or More to the list. Miss Sara e. Kemp of new Britain coon., and s. Richard Delong of Rochester a. Y., were married in this City yesterday. The ceremony took place in Christ episcopal Church at 2 o clock in the Edward Haughton officiating. Mrs. J. H. Johnson of this City was Matron of Honor and miss Jones of Plymouth Aud miss Ammerman of this City were bridesmaids. W. W. Kemp of Best Man. Eugene Kiup and John Kemp of Williamsport were Ushers. The Bride was Given away by her brother Eugene Kemp. The wedding March was rendered by mrs. W. W. Kemp. Guests were present from Suu Hory Williamsport and Plymouth. The newly wedded couple left on the 5 43 d. L. Amp w. Train for Bergen n. Where they will take up their residence. At High noon yesterday miss Mary h. Jacobs of this City became the Bride of James g. Marks esq., of Pittsburg. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the brides parents or. And mrs. John Jacobs West Market Street before a Large assemblage of invited guests. Tie Bride and Groom left on the 4 33 d. L. Amp w. Train for a trip to Hurri Borg Philadelphia. Baltimore and Washington proceeding thence to Pittsburg where they will reside. At six of clock last night a wedding was solemnized in Catawissa. Which was full of interest to Danville peo pie the contracting parties being lbs Catharine Sli armless and or. Marion Vastire. The Bride is the daughter of or. And mrs George Sli armless and the Groom a son of the late or. J. 11. Vastire of Catawissa both being Well known in Danville. The ceremony was performed in the new lutheran Church by the pastor Rev. U Myers. Miss Laura Gilbert was bridesmaid and miss Louisa Reynolds Little daughter of or. And mrs. C. H. Reynolds of this Flower Gilbert the bridesmaid being a sister of mrs. C. Ii. Reynolds. Leonard Reifsnyder was Best Man. After the ceremony an elaborate reception was Given at the Home of the brides parents. At 7 30 o clock the Happy couple left Oil a wedding trip. Miss Elizabeth Reinaker of this City and Walter j. Snyder of near Allentown were married in this City on tuesday Forenoon. The ceremony took place at the hone of mrs. Willet Railroad Street at a. Prev. George e. Limbert officiating. Oil tuesday evening miss Sara m. Goss and William c. Pursel both of this City were United Matrimony. The ceremony was performed by a v George e. Limbert at the parsonage of the Shiloh reformed chinch at 8 of clock. Lbs Daisy j. Yeager Aud Mont e. Confer hath of this county entered the married state on wednesday morning. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. E. B. Dunn at the parsonage of the United evangelical Church at 9 o clock the newly couple left on the 10 19 d. L. Amp w. Train for b looms Burg where they will spend a few Days. The big Flat boat monday morning was taken off the hands of Hoover bros.,the makers by the county commissioners and put into commission As a tree ferry. The boat plied backward Aud Forward regularly during Trie Day and on each trip was Well filled with passing ers. Several vehicles and a couple head of cattle were carried during the Day but the transportation of such was discouraged by those in charge owing to the unfinished condition of the lauding on the South Danville Side. The lauding of each Shore will admit of a Good Deal of improvement before it is fit for much hauling. The plan is to pave the Roadway near tie water s Edge with Large Stone which will prevent the teams from becoming mired in the soft mud. Leduc s Coal Digger was employed monday in carrying Stone from the piers of the River Bridge up to the lauding on the South Danville Side. The Pennsylvania Railroad company has contributed a couple of car loads of gravel which will also be used in constructing the Roadway at that Landing. There is some curiosity among the j Public to know what hours will he observed by the ferry and whether the trips will he made according to schedule. These Are matters which the county commissioners state cannot he decided upon until tomorrow when a joint meeting will be held by the commissioners of the two counties. The free ferry to serve the Public Best should As nearly As possible take the place of the Bridge. A night service or at Lea to until after Midnight is indispensable to the people of the two towns and it is a convenience that the Public Are looking Forward to in View of the fact that the exp use Lias been j incurred of employing two ferryman one for Day Aud the other for night turn. Unless the ferry Lias a regular time for leaving this Shore it will be impossible to make connections with trains at South Danville Aud will result in a great Deal of inconvenience and loss of time. If a schedule be adopted persons who wish to leave by the Pennsylvania Railroad will know just when to present themselves at tin lauding Here in order to catch a train on the other Side. These Are suggestions which will lie found to reflect prevailing sentiment and it is believed that they will be favourably acted upon by tie two hoards of county commissioners who All along have shown a most commendable desire to serve tie Public to the Best of their ability. Siting Rel township. Will at lend banquet. The Veteran Railroad employees As Sor i at Ion of the Pennsylvania line will hold its annual banquet at Concordia Hall. Wilkes Barre today. Only Pennsylvania Railroad employees and those who have Icen in the s vice of tie company for Twenty one years and Ever a eligible to membership. There Are Only two in South Danvila Tio a i in this category and they Are w. K Clark station agent Aud David Nuss Section bos. Both of the a will he on hand at the banquet today. Bloomsburg ice Gorges. Pm nominally cold weather for thelast half or april b pan to it a r in Early lat evening and by late at night it Felt almost Lik mid Winter and staid citizens began to wonder it any Bloomsburg ice Gorges were a sing Down the Patriot brewery team in a runaway. The team belonging to Foust Bros figured in an exciting runaway monday. The horses were standing in front of the Glendower House while some Beer was being unloaded. The horses Are ordinarily quiet but an empty Keg was thrown on the Wagon which rolling Forward jarred the High seat Loose. It happened that the lines were fastened to the seat and As this fell the team took fright Aud sprang Forward the lilies jerking the seat out upon their heels. This was sufficient to canse a runaway and the horses dashed off up East Market Street at lightning Speed. There were several other teams on the Street but fortunately at each Point a collision was averted. At Wall Street the horses turned the Corner and dashed out Over the d. L. Amp w. Railroad whore they were brought to a standstill by Oscar Bailey. There was nothing damaged but the a a a at which got under the wheels and was pretty badly broken up the Crossi country walk. Of tie seventy men composing the y m c. A gymnasium classes five yesterday morning responded to indulge in the invigorating Cross country walk these were w. K. Gosh e. F. Williams. W. E. Lunger Michael Reilly and physical director c. Ltd Carpenter. The party took the 7 65 i. L. A w. Train for Bloomsburg. Arriving there tiny immediately prepared for the Home tramp of some eleven Miles. It was 7 36 o clock when the Start was made Foi Danville and 9 .7 when the party reach d tin y. M \ build ing at this City. The walk was i Iskot a hut each of the participant an r a Good hath Declar d him i ice refreshed than otherwise and positively none hie worse for til Quot a a tramp. Elias Maier lion. R. S. Monr ii an Horace Blue and Simon Hoffman returned from Harrisburg yesterday. David Evans transacted business in it. Carmel yesterday. Mrs. Harry Goldman is v Ativo at Baltimore am. James Seidel of Liberty left yesterday for Berwick. J. W. Boyles of Berwick was a visitor in this City yesterday. Benjamin Benz Banji transacted business at Herndon yesterday. Fred Godcharles of Milton was a visitor in this City yesterday. William Shires of Strawberry Ridge drove to Danville yesterday. Howard Patton was in Sun Bury yesterday. Walter Waite of sugar notch is the guest of his brother John g. Waite ferry Street. Rev. H. C. Harman of Milton visited friends in this City yesterday. Mrs. Albert Smith returned to Wyoming yesterday after a visit with her Mother mrs. Harry Kern Mill Street. F. Hartman transacted business 1 in Berwick yesterday. William mock returned to Scranton i Iasi evening. John Scholl of Elyria Ohio Oriu i Ray a resident of Danville is a guest at the Baldy House. Samuel Johnston visited friends in Bloomsburg yesterday. William Runyan of we Asli Ingouville drove to this City yesterday. To. C. Reed of Shamokin spent yesterday in Danville. William Oberdorf of the Sudbury produce company was a business visitor to Danville yesterday. Or. J. J. Brown of Bloom Hurt was a Danville visitor yesterday. Hairy Rebman esq., of Philadelphia was in this City yesterday attending the alarms Jacobs wedding. Reese Edmondson transacted business in Lewisburg yesterday. Programs for commencement. The class of each of the grammar schools is preparing its program for commencement. Following the custom adopted a couple of year ago 111 grammar school pupils who earn Profeti n will he presented v. It 5 a Haud Sorn a diploma. Thi a prov a quite an incentive to work and keeps interest up Fogt a High j itch. Before diplomas were granted in was difficult a i keep p it is in toe grammar schools until tin course in that Grade was completed and the Best showing that could be made in promoting pupils to the High school was 40 to 50 each year while it was very often b Low that limit. Last season under the now older the number of promotions went of to about sixty. Tins was considered remarkable. Put tie 1ms proven Well sustained and this year the number of promotions to the High school will be Over fifty. New pastor. Rev. John Sherman the new pastor at the first Baptist Church preached his fir to regular Sermon sunday and made a very find impression. Tie Sermon was found in exodus i 14-1.5 a speak unto the children of Israel that they go the thought developed was that Progress is the Law of life that whore Progress ends decay begins in was especially in its relation to Church life that the speaker dwelt upon this principle. The Church should move Forward 1st. In holy living 2nd, in interest in Church work 3rd. In it knowledge of Christ 4th, in the salvation of souls. Progress in these respects Lineaus a moving Forward in Faith and implies a direction and guidance of the holy spirit tinder which then is no possibility of failure. The new pastor with his wife arrived in Thi City saturday a vexing and will take lip their quarters in the cozy parsonage. Eat front Street. Rev. Sherman comparatively a Johnng Man. He was Horn in England hut came to this country when hut five years old. The earlier years this life were spent at Mahanoy Irv and Vicinity. His a graduate of Bucknell University Aud officiated for three year in the Baptist Church at picture rocks before coming to Danville work on the new buildings at the Hospital for tin insane is now of the Home stretch. The plasterers monday began work. The third building is partly roofed while the brickwork of the fourth is practically completed and that Structure will he under roof before the last of the we a a. The buildings which were begun about the Middle of october last went up slowly during the Winter owing to the severe weather hut the work has gone on rapidly cough since Spring opened up. The brickwork of the two last buildings i Fias been completed in a trifle Over six 1 weeks time. The work on the first t to buildings has now reached a stage when the construction May he carefully studied. The buildings Are the first of their kind Ever erected in Dauville or probably in this Section being in a manner perfectly fire proof the Only Wood used being in tin windows Aud doors. Throughout the buildings from top to Bottom the floors and consequently the ceilings Are composed of tile hollow or tubular in form which rests in Arches supported by heavy Iron beams. Not Only Are the partitions also built of tile but every foot of the inside Walls is faced with tile. The tile Bot i in the partitions and what is used for facing the Walls like that forming the floor is hollow in form which provides tor a free circulation of air throughout the Walls and prevents the least dampness. The tile work is completed in the first building and is Well under Way in the second. This part of the work is being done by w. H. Shepherd amp sons themselves. The brickwork As Well As the plastering was Given out under contract. O. B. Sweitzer has the contract for the plastering. He had several men at work monday and will employ More As the work advances. His contract includes not Only the inside work hut also the plastering of the Walls of the outside to make them correspond with the main building. The new buildings four in number Are four stories in height and Are designed to accommodate tin new lavatory system. They will add very much to the convenience and the sanitation of the big institution. Or. Speece Foreman under w. H. Shepherd amp sons monday stated that a Strong Effort will be made to have the new buildings finished by july 1st. W. F. foe w. F. Pascoe contractor for the Danville Aud Bloomsburg electric railway arrived m this City last even ing accompanied by three other gentlemen connected with the trolley proposition. In an interview last evening or. Pascoe stated that he is on the ground to remain until the trolley is built. Among the gentlemen who arrived with or. Pasloe is f. W. Darlington consulting Engineer of Philadelphia who will be in Dau Vilh a i intervals while the building of lie pm it i in Progress. Or. Pasloe stated last evening he Lias received a number of prop ils for ties and poles Aud that today in a expects to award contracts for a 1 re number of each. The Pennsylvania steel company at Steelton holds the contract for furnishing the rails which will be delivered Here by May 1st. Until that Date the actual work of construction ran not begin. The time in the interim however will be improved by planting poles and doing a ther work necessary. It would be impossible to begin work in the Borough at present or. Pascoe says owing to the fact that the paving ordinance has not passed finally and the Borough is not in position to proceed with the Street improvements contemplated which it is desired to carry out in conjunction with the building of the electric railway funeral of mrs. William mock. Mrs. William mock whose death occurred in Scranton saturday was Laid to rest in Odd Fellows cemetery yesterday afternoon. The remains were brought to this City on monday and the funeral took place from the Titley Homestead Corner of was front and Railroad streets. The services were conducted by Rev. Or. Mccormack. The pall hearers were a. H. Groue Edward w Peters w. J. Rogers and Vav. L. Sidler. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were airs. Anna mock miss Lizzie mock and or. And mrs. Kimbel of Scranton Joseph gravel of Lewisburg. Miss Mary travel and John gravel of Williamsport. Victory for the reserves. A Large crowd assembled in the armory last night to witness the game of Basket Hall Between the old time stars and the sex High i shool team. It was an interesting Well played game in which the High school boys met with their first defeat of the season. The line up sex High school. Barber we Al liver Peters Lawry a lie a Bodea Leniger search failed to find body. A systematic search made sunday tailed to discover the body of . fell from the p. K. R. Railroad Bridge years unhurt Aud was drowned last wednesday morning. During the entire Day men of Coal diggers Aud in boats made a an a Pforr to locate the body but All efforts proved unsuccessful and it seems More than Likely that the body will not be recovered until it floats to the surface of the water which it is claimed will he several Days time yet. The Story of the finding of or. Bolige a pocketbook on the morning of the sad occurrence proved to be incorrect when on saturday afternoon while several boys were playing along the River Hank near Lombard Street they saw or. Bolige a pocket Book floating in tin water and when they recovered it from the water if was found to contain about thirty dollars the pocketbook Tould of tin Xiuru of the drowning was used As a receipt Case Aud contained a receipt Hook and sewing machine leases. Many people Are of the belief that the body has been swept Down tie River through the break m the dam and May never be n covered. The search for the body is still being continued. Reserves. If. Well i ver Klase Lunger Dougherty from Field 7 Wei liver i we Hiver 4 i Lougherty 7 h welliver 3 i Reserve Forward Forward Center guard guard guard High school Barber Peters 6. Reserves Russell 4 Klase 2 Lunger 4. From foul i score High school 43. The vitrified Brick project. The project to manufacture vitrified Brick in Danville it is generally conceded has fallen through. John Keim made a proposition to the Board of Trade last Mouth which was considered at a meeting of the directors Anil left in the hands of the Industrial committee which it seems could not see its Way Clear to report favourably. A Good Deal was expected of the vitrified Brick project especially in View of the fact Hiat the Borough has decided to pave Mill Street Aud will need Large quantities of vitrified Brick. Those with Money to invest it seems did not look with favor upon the proposition so that Danville for the time being at least is disappointed of its new Industry. Alea while John Keim is putting two of his old Brick Yards where common Clay bricks Are manufactured into shape for the coming season. He stated yesterday that be would be ready to Mould Brick in a Day or so. At each of or. Keri no a three Brick Yards the damage wrought by the High water and ice was very great his loss amounting to upwards of $2,000. But few ice boulders remain. The Large ice boulders which lined the River Bank after the great flood have nearly All disappeared. Here and there tin remains of exceptionally Large ones May be seen reduced to very Small and oddly Shapen masses. The dwellings at the lower end of West Market Street which were nearly surrounded by ice boulders Are now relieved the lawns being in a manner Clear. The spot however presents a desolate appearance. Nearly every vestige of Fem e along that portion of the Street is carried away. Of the Fine Row of Trees along the River Bank but one of them remains. Although twelve to fifteen inches in diameter the trunks were Cut in two by the action of the ice Aud the tall Trees lie in a Row a it though felled by a Woodman s axe. The immense ice Mound at lovers leap shows hut Little diminution and is clearly in View from this City. Those who said that it would he still in existence by the Middle of Alay stand some Chance of seeing their prediction verified. Deep excavation at water works. The water commissioners Are at present making a deep excavation in the Middle apartment of the water works for the purpose of laying Bare the outside of the West Wall of the pump room which they purpose treating to a coat of Cement in order to make it water tight. With every flood the water percolates through the outside Wall of the Central division of the works and thoroughly saturating the Sand Aud gravel which forms the floor or base drains through the Fine interstices of the Middle or Eastern Wall into the pump room. When the River is very High As it was when the ice moved the water from this source becomes a menace to the engineers working Down in the pit. In order to reach the foundation of the Wall the excavation will have to be carried Down to the depth of about eighteen feet. At present the digging is Little More than halt completed. Uriah aug has to be used to prevent having in. Ire it Scot i what i ave i weal lie nmn dolls the comptroller of the Treasury has approve a the application for a new Hank to he started in Catawissa. The capitalization will he $.50,000, free ferry a big Days work. One Hundred Aud Twenty five teams and five head of beef cattle were car ried Over the River by the free ferry yesterday. Thirty seven trips were made. This is Tho result of a careful count made and reported to this Folh it he e Ai. Yeager last i veiling today being Market a Lay the number of vehicles crossing will probably in greater Thanya ter Day the cold wind yesterday made it exceedingly unpleasant on the River not Only for the ferryman but also for the people crossing. April seems Dot Termini red to break the Tui Pesature deficiency record. Minstrels tonight. Culhane. Chace and Weston a City minstrels will be the attraction at the Opra House this evening presenting their up to Date program of All that is new and Bright in modern minstrelsy. This c i Pauy which is headed by Billie a Hace on of the Best liked comedians in the minstrel profession and surrounded by 35 minstrel stars will give a grand Street Parade at noon tin s organization carries All their Mugni ficut Scenic effect. The lir-1 pin a Scenic set entitled Quot bean Bunim is social reception a Dis clock my to a entire company arranged tier above tier in Semi circles Tho of same being of the Louis Xiv style. The Olio containing eight original and High class vaudeville pronounced by competent judges to he the Best Ever carried by a Miu Strol company. A Solo orchestra of twelve musicians is a feature. Baud concert in front of the opera House at 7 30 p. M notwithstanding the great expense of the company popular prices will prevail. April brings freezing weather. The weather yesterday was of the i sort that made Winter overcoats and gloves necessary Aud u required a a glance at tin Calendar to convince one that it was not flit month of february at six a. In. Tie Mercury registered at 20 degrees at noon it was ouly two degrees above the freezing Point. A High Northwest wind added to the chilling effect of the Atmos Liere while tin dust was quite As much id a nuisance As on the preceding Day. Altogether conditions out of doors were so disagreeable that of w people were seen upon the streets and these were careful not to Tarry there and longer than necessary. I newspaper from South Africa. Or. P. C. Newbaker has in his Possession a very interesting newspaper which g printed in South Africa. The pal is a copy of the a a Bulawayo chronicle a a very Large Ami oddly arranged journal issued daily. Bulawayo is in Al Tab Delaud Aud the paper throughout reflects Many strange customs and a Public taste which differs widely from what obtains in this country. A the predominant feature of the Pip it i seems to be the advertisements which Are uniformly double column in size and fill All the outside pages to i he utter exclusion of Reading Matt. I. What news is printed is crowded on to one of the inside pages. The following item quoted is a Type of Many Withers a for deserting from the services of his employer Manausa a Ala Shoua was fined four pounds or in lieu on month s imprisonment with hard in the columns old births Quot an item appears which is very peculiarly re lated to this locality it announces the birth of a son to the wife of Sam Nel b. Burns. The Mother in this Case is tin sister of j. Malcolm Lowrick of Bellefounte son in Law of or. Newbaker. Tin commissioners of Montour Aud Northumberland counties held a joint meeting in this City yesterday to take act Ion on some matters pertaining to the free ferry. The full Board Quot of each county was present As follows c. W. Cook George n. Leighow Aud Henry Cooper of Montour and George w. , a. H Gooner and John h. Beck of a Good Many matters relating to the to Rry i up for i us Ion. Not the in it important of the was the fixing f the i Urs for operating the Flat j b it it it i finally decided that the a try. Uld h Gin running at 3 of clock a. Tin morning and continue until 10 clock at night. Between 10 p. In. And 3 a. In. The River will be without any mean it of transportation. These hours will go into effect on next monday in tin interim owing to the unfinished state of things the ferry will not be run after dark. The proposition from the Pennsylvania Railroad company looking to the installation of steam Asa motive Power to operate the ferry was not acted upon at the joint meeting yesterday. It appears that after hearing from the Railroad company the commissioners made a counter proposition carrying with it a Little better terms for the two counties and that up to yesterday the Railroad company had not been heard from in reply. The plan proposed it seems provides a endless Chain arrangement carried across the River in connection with the Cable and operated by an engine installed of the South Danville Shore. The commissioners Are anxiously waiting to hear from the Pennsylvania people with reference to the last proposition. Alea while the ferry is doing very Well with no other motive Power than the current of the River. Up to last evening the Best time made was four and ode half minutes which was accomplished tuesday afternoon in passing from South Dauville to this Side. The principal detriment to speedy and Safe transportation at present is the had condition of the Landing of this Side of the River. Both roadways from front Street Down to the Feny Are Steep and narrow rudely Cut through the Sand and ashes which form the River Hank at that Point. They Are totally unfit in their present shape to meet the demands of travel. The county commissioners take the View that the construction of the Road on this Side devolves upon the Borough of Danville just As the Roadway on the opposite Side belongs to Gearhart township by which it was constructed. The county commissioners state that they Are willing to help repairs along by constructing a Gangway at tit Waters Edge to make it easier for the vehicles of entering and leaving the Fiat boat. For this purpose they can use Plank from the River Bridge just As they used Stone from the piers in assisting to perfect the Landing on the opposite Side. It is the sense of All parties interested that work should begin immediately on the lauding Here. If the ferry is to be of any service to the Public it is Clear that the Roadway leading to it must be As easy As it is possible to make it and adequate to meet All the demands of travel. Until this is done it will he impossible to adopt rules for the Observance of team sters and the congestion of traffic with the incident confusion which has marked things for a couple of Days past will be pretty sure to continue. Victory for Danville. The game of Basket Ball in the armory last Nigist Between the High school team and the Bucknell independents resulted in of More Victory for the local team. It proved to be one of the Best and most exciting games of Tho season Aud there was a Large crowd present to enjoy the contest. The features of tin game were the defense work of Bedea Aud the excellent passing of the Ball by our boys. The visitors provi 1 a fair match for our team As is attested by the score which shows that they fell hut two Points behind our boys. The dust nuisance. \ rain would be very warmly welcomed to assist in laying the Dost which has become a great nuisance on our streets. During the High wind yesterday it was blown Down Mill Street in dense Clouds which blinded pedestrians settled upon the pavements and forced its Way into the stores. In other parts of town it was nearly As bad. Our citizens Are very anxiously awaiting the appearance of the Street sprinkler. The 1 in d. H. S welliver Barber Peters Law rein a Leniger bed it a from up independents. Forward. Grier Forward Daniell Center Claypool guard Whittaker guard Comstock. Guard Fields Danville Barber 4 welliver. 3 Peters 3 Lawrence. Bedea 1 independents Daniell Grier 3. Claypool 1 Whittaker. 2 Comstock. I from fool Barber 4 Grier. 2. Score Dauville 30 in dependents 28. To Job naphtha launches. Then a to be hut Little business left fir i ii to lit a launches since the free Fen is started. During Long interval Ltd 3 a a May it now appears that the lit i boats have nothing to do. Whether they will he kept in commission by their owners or not remains to be seen. As the weather becomes More agreeable they will no doubt grow in demand As they afford a speedy and Safe method of getting across the River and the ride possesses a Peculiar Charm Aud Novelty which Many people will find it hard to resist. Payne a destruction of Pom it ii Quot will app1 or at Edge Wood Park three Days during the fourth week of june
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