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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - April 23, 1903, Danville, PennsylvaniaJ i he crease to advertise in to. In an subscription $1 per year vol. 48-no 17 an a this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own Danville. A. Thursday april 23. 1903. Established in 1855. Do in Viii h. Jennings Dix list. Ofiesh Quot 1 a 1 a v to 1 m i a m to i t m Lui Mill St., Danville. A. C. 425 Mill St., Danville a. In senses it of the stomach and intestines a special to advocating Eightieth personal neat meet if sewerage anniversary paragraph at d h a p. , dentist in k 218 Mili. St Kkt. A to a Xor Ltd without pain. Rown am la Ridge work a Huv realty. I nipped with the it mini and Moat improved prepared to execute the my it difficult work. Or. C. Ii. Reynolds a dentist 288 Mill St., Danville a. Dentistry in nil its Hiram he charge moderate and All Wir it guaranteed established 18112. Guard was army rifles Are condense ii news. Oyster Are on their inst legs. Clean up around your premises. The Whitewash Brush is in demand. The Blossom Are getting ready for late frosts. That time of discomfort the House cleaning period is now upon of. Dewitt spark improvements this Spring Are going to be extensive. Memorial Day exercises Are already by ing planned by the veterans. Mareb is doing a Good Deal of Lap lingering but it was to be expected that after to e Long spell of warm dry weather last Mouth there should be a reaction. It is better to have our rain and Low temperature now than scattered through May and june when More damage to vegetation would ensue. Good roads mean a great Deal to the people of this state. The toll roads must go. They Are relics of a barbarous age. The state and the communities affected must hereafter improve and maintain All roads for Public use. People who Are arrested for trivial offences in Wilkes Barre Are made to saw the Wood is distributed among the poor families. A a it san ill wind Quot Etc. The recent rain has Given the grass such a Good Start that the hum of the Lawu Mower will soon be heard throughout the City. Push it along it is a Good things for your health and the grass. The opening of the season for Rifle practice by the National postponed until the distributed. A special rate of two cents per mile from Points in Pennsylvania on card orders has been granted by the Railroad Quot on account of the fifty third annual commencement of Bucknell University tickets to be sold and Good going june 17 to 24 returning to june 27 inclusive card orders will be ready after june 1 and can be had from the registrar cold weather and Snow prevail in Continental Europe. The Snow is so deep in Germany As to prevent the running of Railroad trains. The temperatures in France and other countries Are the lowest in years. The Sun spot theorist will now have Opportunity to re present his arguments. By of is much lower in Price in Philadelphia than for Many years. This reduction in Price will extend if it has not already extended to All parts of the country now there is no reason Why prices of All necessaries should not he reduced. With All the Frost we have had lately the peach growers have ample Opportunity to get up a scare. The forty third Stasiou of the sunday school convention of the Northumberland Baptist association will he in the Clinton Charr. Mont appointed As translator. Gom try. Thursday May Rcharles a. Newbaker eldest son of a special meeting of the o. A. A. J r p c. New Baker of this City who m will be held on Friday evening. A United states civil service All member Are requested to be pres examination at Harrisburg in october ent by order of the Lodge. A a. A last has received an appointment As , k 9. Translator in the philippine service the Harrisburg people Are studying now Oil his Way across the con their River front and taking Stock of truent to san h Francisco whence on the leap Boa a and outlier Mimm full pm loft will sail for Manila a a a set w plan on the steamship Hong Kong Marn using the ways and Means for remove Newbaker was a student in the i might la Ini Ami Danville High sub it Quot i nod is an b e judging from the Way they Are going graduate of the Lehigh University. It a bout doing things in the state Cap Only within a comparatively recent ital they will succeed we have a very j period that in a returned from Lima tin River front location and with a i pin when he resided Fogt a two years few dollars spent Coder the direction completely mastered the Span of a qualified Gardener it could he a language speaking and writing it most Beautiful spots with All the fluency and precision of his Mother Tongue. During his so Jur readers will be glad to learn that the Borough Council has a project on foot for the abatement of the nuisance existing at blizzards run which promises to yield tangible results. This is nothing less than the laying of pipe in the Channel of the Creek from the p. L. Brewery to the Mouth of Mahoning Creek. Or. Reifsnyder of the Street and Bridge committee at a regular meeting Friday eve stated that after obtaining the Best Legal advice to be had they had come to the conclusion that the Law affords no remedy for the evil of pollution at Sechler a run commonly known As blizzards run and that the Only Way to Abate the nuisance ii sting there is by adopting sewerage. Beyond this he said the committee was unable to report. Several plans were on foot which might have to to considered at a special meeting to be called at an Early Dav. The Cost or. Reifsnyder said lie did not think would exceed f 10,000, a sum which would in Large measure be counterbalanced by the Revenue from property owners who might wish to connect with the sewer. No opposition manifested itself to or. Reifsnyder a plans even trom those who in the past deemed it to the Best interest of the Borough to oppose sewerage. It was discussed As the Only measure which would relieve the Borough from the constantly accumulating Law suits for the a continuation of it is thought that a fifteen Inch pipe will be sufficient while the plans include the severing of the Stream the entire distance from the p. L. Brewery to the greeks Mouth. An ordinance to regulate the licensing of shooting galleries or other temporary establishments in the Borough passed on its first read aug. Several communications were read relating to the advertisement for bids for Borough Survey and map. Only to of these were definite enough to be regarded in the Light of bids. One was from George w. West who offered to do the work As per the notice advertised for the sum of $450 the other bid was from o. Ostrander who explained that some years ago he made a Survey of the Borough for a sewer system at his own expense. He has made a map of the Borough showing Elevation amp a. From this map which he uttered to the Borough for $85, he said any contracting Engineer would estimate the Cost of sewerage. On motion the bids were Laid upon the table for the present. Messes. Wesley Hollobaugh d. G. Williams and Seth Lornor of the Washington Hose company appeared before Council to renew the request of that company that the Borough build them a barn to the end that they May be Able to use their two horses in times of fire. They made quite an Earnest Appeal and seemed very favourably received by Council. The matter was referred to the building committee it to report at next Weil and Heister Foust appeared before Council to protest against the cutting Down of a Large Willow tree which stood on the River Hank near Cross keys place. The tree was an ornament and its removal it was alleged will necessitate the building of a guard of the River Bank. The Street commissioner was called before Council and asked to explain on what authority he had Cut Down the tree. He said that some residents in the neighbourhood wished the tree removed As it obstructed their View of the opposite Side of the River. He called the attention of the chief Burgess to the matter to said by whom he was Given permission to cot Down the tree. Or. Weil insisted that another to e be planted on the spot. Council i cussed the matter at some length do j poring the fact that the tree had bet n Cut Down. On motion of or. Davis it was ordered that the Street commissioner comply with or. Weill a request and Plant another tree on the spot. In the enjoyment of Good health and in the midst of a Circle of relatives representing four generations mrs. I. Torrence yesterday celebrated her Eightieth birthday. Among those assembled to do Honor to the event were mrs. Margaret Hughes mrs. O. Ii. Ostrander mrs. V. O. Lotier miss Mary w. Hughes or. And mrs. J. C. Peifer and Little son George Torrence the latter representing the fourth generation of those present. Miss Laura Gilbert of Catawissa spent sunday at the Home of or. It h. Reynolds Mill Street. Or. And mrs. Charles Mills a it of Bloomsburg spent sunday at the Home of Charles Mills Erwest Mahoning Street. E a. Burdick of Olyphant spent sunday at the Burdick Home East Market Street. Mrs. Thomas Lyons spent sunday with friends in Plymouth. Or. And mrs. A. Howe of will a a m i Iam sport were guests Over sunday of mrs. Torrence Ami there Are few who a 1 a ,., or. And mrs. F. C. Angle Are spared to enjoy advanced ago As has fallen to her lot. At four score station agent w. R. Clark spent years her step still is firm her memory sunday with friends at roaring keen and she takes the same Active in Creek. Terest in life that characterized her Harry Mitchell of Berwick spent younger years. Sunday in Danville. Yesterday she was in her happiest Oscar Burdick of Catawissa. Sunday with his Mother of mood and As her memory roamed Back Over the past she regaled those present with interesting reminiscences of her girlhood and Middle life. She has seen Many changes in the Community and yesterday stated that of All those living hereabouts when she was a girl attending school so far As she can Termine Only four persons survive besides herself namely William f. Gearhart his sister miss Hannah Gearhart mrs. Catherine Ostrau and mrs. Samantha Jameson. The Beautiful estate at Riverside Heights has always been the Home of mrs. Torrence. It contains 201 acres of Fertile land containing a Fine Brick mansion House with tenant House capacious barn and other buildings. The farm was purchased by Jacob Gearhart later known As judge Gearhart Grandfather of mrs. Torrence in 1700. Jacob Gearhart was a native of new Jersey. His wife before marriage was Margaret Runkle and belonged to a Well known family of Easton. The couple were still Young in 1700, when they came to these parts. John Gearhart. Mrs. Torrencee a father was a son of Jacob Gearhart and was Only three years of age when his parents moved from new Jersey. The indians had left this Section ouly a Short time before Aud upon their arrival Here Jacob Gearhart with his family moved into one of the huts vacated by the indians which stood near the Spring South of the present mansion House. Mrs. To Rouce is the Only survivor of a family of six and judging by her present health and vigor she will no doubt live to see the recurrence of Many other birthdays. Her husband the late 1. Torrence departed this life in 1899. Two children Are living mrs. George b. O Connor and mrs. Charles n. Kig lit of san Antonia Texas. Or. Aud mrs. Of Connor reside with mrs. Torrenee at Riverside Heights. Horse Breaks his leg. Livery Man c. C. Moyer lost Oue of his Best horses saturday afternoon in a very singular manner. The unlucky horse which was one of the Well known team of Sorrels belonging to the livery stable broke his leg while standing in the stable. How the Accident happened is not exactly known hut it is supposed that the horse was taken Nick and that he reared in the stall As horses Are Apt to do when suffering pain. The re sult was that he fell with his leg doubled up under his body in such a Way As to cause a fracture. The injury was of such a nature As to preclude All possibility of saving the horse and the Only humane thing that remained to be done was to put him out of his misery. The animal accordingly was handed Over to Jamesf ame and shot during saturday evening. Or. Moyer estimates his loss at $125. Spent East Market Street. M is. P. Davis of Shamokin visited friends in this City yesterday. Charles d. Morgan of Trevorton was a Danville visitor be erday. De i prof. Richard Motherwell will play an engagement in Berwick this even Iii w. S. Kocher was in Sanbury yesterday. Miss Annie Dost r visited relatives in Sanbury yesterday. A Charles d. Bausch who is at pies ent living at Briar Creek spent yesterday morning in Danville. Or. And mrs. Bert Ulp of Northumberland returned Home on tuesday after a pleasant visit with or. Aud mrs. Joseph Seidel Washingtonville. Misses Izora Coddens and Martha Pollock of Washingtonville were Danville visitors on tuesday. Miss Daisy Lowe Stein returned Home from a business trip to Philadelphia last evening. Robert Kline of Sun Bury came up to this City last evening to attend a meeting of the co Maudery. Fred Jacobs returned Home from a visit to Philadelphia last evening. Simon Hoffman returned Home from a trip to Harrisburg last evening. Mrs. J. Woodside returned Home from a visit to Philadelphia last evening. Miss May Pierce of Pittsburg arrived in this City last evening for a visit at the Home of George Askins Center Street. A. L. He Deus of Washingtonville is spending several Days at Selius Grove. J. W. Davis of Plymouth Deputy factory inspector for this District was in this City yesterday. W. T. Shepperson of Riverside was in Sun Bury yesterday. Joseph Boyd left yesterday for Philadelphia. Moser of Turbotville drove to Danville yesterday. I. Caldwell of attended the shoot at Dewitt spark yesterday. M. V. Marks was in Milton yesterday. Master Jacob Harris returned to Sun Bury yesterday after a visit at the Dosier Home Bloom Street. George brawn left yesterday for Tyrone. P. Cotter transacted business in Sun Bury yesterday. Miss Ada Seidel has returned to her Home in Washingtonville after a visit with or. And mrs. Dietrick at Ottawa. Made one of the in Pennsylvania. Fivey Arn ago yesterday How quickly time past a this country declared War against Spain to relieve Cuba of the intolerable condition forced upon her by the tyrannous spaniards in that Short space of rim we have accomplished More than any other country has done in a Century of time. We Are now a world Power consulted on world wide questions and with a world Power s responsibility Iea not even Washington with his supreme Coati do nce in this country a destiny had any idea of the pus Ibi lit i s before the United states Jour in Lima for some time he held a position in a select school teaching Spanish youth. The naval appointment. Congressman Dicke Muu returned Friday from Washington. While at tie Cape Tol he Imd an interview with the Secretary of the Navy in regard to the appointment of a midshipman from this District. It is quite probable that or Dickerman will have a competitive examination and make his selection from among those who make the Best showing mentally and phys eally. Killed at Bloomsburg. William w. Smith of Bloomsburg in attempting to get off of a train of the Bloomsburg amp Sullivan Railroad at that place at 7 of clock monday morning fell under the wheels Aud was so severely injured that he died two hours after the Accident. The deceased was mid lie aged and is survived by a widow and six children. Date of concert. The Date selected for the Ithaca band concert has been definitely decided upon for Friday evening May 1st. The members of the Friendship fire company will make a hard Effort to secure a Large House and those who attend can rest assured that they will get their Money a Worth. The prices of admission and opening of Sale of seats will be announced later. Birthday party. Miss Sara Beaver was tendered a party on monday evening at her Home on Bine Street in Honor of her sixteenth birthday. Those present were misses Bertha Cloud Marion Jones Elizabeth Vastine Dora Jenkins Florence Price Clara Detweiler Lorene Philips Eleanor Conn a Frick Edith Blue Lillian Foster Rena Gulick Elsie Gulick Margaret Sidler Bessie Clark Edith Jenkins Isabel Schoch May Dreifuss Annie Steinbrenner. Helen Pursel Elsie Moore Eloise Ciessau Harry Latti Mere Edward Price William Pritchard William Hancock Harold Pentz David Thomas Lewis Williams and Jay Sechler. Doctor must report. The Senate before adjournment passed the House Hill making it a Misdemeanour for any doctor or other per-1 son knowingly not to report within 10 i hours a Case of Small pox diphtheria i or Scarlet fever which May come to their knowledge providing a Fine of 1 from $50 to $500, or imprisonment from ten Days to six months or Hutli after them. The Coal amp Iron police Force Are again after the train riders at Many Points. They Are determined to break a t also making it compulsory upon the presbytery of Northumberland which was in session at Sunbury this week adjourned at 0 30 of clock tuesday night to meet at Milton in september. During the sessions or. C. W. Huntington of Williamsport was present asking to be seated As a Delegate from the Church of the covenant at Williamsport hut the presbytery seated j. T. Fredericks esq.,of that City without any discussion and by an almost unanimous vote. The complaint by the old session of the Church of the covenant against the Rev. J. Cook of Recovo the stated clerk for As they allege falsifying the records at the Orangeville meeting in not enrolling or. Huntington As a representative was dismissed by the Moderator s decision because the presbytery had approved the minutes with the name of or. Huntington left out. The presbytery elected the following ministers As delegates to the Gen eral Assembly at los Angeles California Rev. W. T. L. Milton Aud Rev. M. Ii. Calkins of Mifflinburg. The following elders were also elected As delegates to los Angeles John r. T. Ryan of the first Church and p. W. Bently of the third Church Williamsport. The following Resolution of thanks was adopted by a rising vote of presbytery that the presbytery old Northumberland desires to express its thanks to the oleic hrs of the presbyterian Church of Sanbury for the use of their Beautiful Church building for this the Spring meeting of presbytery to Trio members of the Church Aud congregation for the cordial Aud hospitable manner in which they have entertained the part so very in their Homes to the organist and choir of the Church for the excellent music they have furnished us to the pastor of the Church for the Courtesy and kindness which have made the visit of presbytery to this place so plea aut. At the popular meeting on tuesday evening Rev. George Chambers d. D., of Harrisburg spoke on the cause of synodical missions. Rev. L. F. Brown presented the work of the Sabbath schools in the presbytery. Rev. C. Bruce d. presented the cause of ministerial education. Rev. John 11. Greybeal Aid for colleges. As a Temperance Sermon. Rev. George h. Vibbert was greeted with a Large audience in the court House last night about one half of we Hom were women. As announced last week his Dii a curse Widnes Daj night took the form of a Temperance Sermon. His text was take from the parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10 33 a when he saw him lie had compassion on him. A although Rev. Vibbert has nothing but contempt for the liquor traffic Aud harsh in his criticism of those engaged in it yet he has compassion enough for the drunkard. It is a shame lie declared to laugh at a Drunken Man. It is rather Trio duty of All Good people to take him by the hand to encourage him to show him that they still have Confidence in him. The number of saloons in Danville he said is out of All proportion to the population being one to every sixty voters. In hi9 extensive travels lie says he finds but few towns of the size of Danville that have so Many drinking places. The subject of tonight a lecture will be a bar room or there will be special music by a Quartetti of the y. M. C. A. Choir. A trip to new Mexico. Thomas Murray Lias returned from a six weeks sojourn in new Mexico. The trip was undertaken solely for the Benefit of his health and he has returned very much Benet Ted physically the trip took in Santa be Aud All the leading towns of the territory. Or. Murray is much impressed not ouly with the salubrious climate hut also with Trio Mineral resources of the country which he says Are varied Aud nearly inexhaustible. The population too is increasing at a rapid rate and the business opportunities of that Section he says in a few years May not be surpassed in any part of the West. Up the gain at any Price Aud have Al ready begun a concerted Effort in this direction. It is the youths who ride Hack and Forth from one town to an other who will receive the most attention All cities boroughs Aud townships to furnish quarantined persons medical Aid necessaries of life Etc. Will return Home next week. John Kocher of eat Danville who was accidentally shot while out Hunting some Timo ago and who has been confined at the Marv m. Packer Hospital Sunbury for the last five weeks has recovered sufficiently to he Able to return borne Early next week. The wound Lias healed Mere rapidly than was expected and or. Kocher is now Able to be out a Little each Day removing the letter boxes. The letter boxes throughout the City Are being removed from the electric Light poles to posts especially design-�1 for Lette a boxes which Are tarnished by tin government. Only about half of the number required have As yet arrived. They prove in every Way suitable for Trio letter boxes in Uso Here and the latter when installed upon them present a much More neat and Graceful appearance. Seth Lor mor has the work of changing the letter boxes in charge. Funeral of mrs. P. J. Adams. Mrs. P. J. Adams whose death occurred saturday was consigned to the grave in Fairview cemetery tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Harry Curtin Harman pastor of St. Paul a m. E. Church. The deceased was carried to her last resting place by the following r. J. Pegg Boyd Gearhart John Sechler a. G. Brown Thomas c. Curry and s. M. Trum Bower. Among those who attended the funeral from out of town were or. And mrs a. 1. Lundy of Williamsport and miss Annie Mchenry of Benton. The current number of a Money Quot a general newspaper devoted to finance Industry Etc., contains the following article a the american steel hoop company s works at Duncansville near Altoona Are being dismantled and will be take to Danville pa., and rebuilt. The Plant was erected several years ago and Only run for a few the article created a great Deal of interest about town and an Effort was made by this paper monday afternoon to verify the Story. Nothing definite could be ascertain i de although it is a fact that Active 1 interest is being taken in a proposition to secure the Plant for this City Aud that a correspondence has been opened with the parties in interest calling their attention to the unoccupied buildings of the Bessemer steel company. As structures which would form a valuable nucleus for an Industry such As the one in question. The american steel hoop company a works at Duncansville now being dismantled a a one of Twenty subsidiary plants belonging to the steel corporation. It was founded sixty years ago and rebuilt or enlarged three different times the latest being in 1897. It is now an extensive Plant containing thirty seven single puddling furnaces a number of heating furnaces and several trains of Rolls. The estimated annual capacity is 30,-000 Gross tons. The works probably employ 350 men. General manager James l. Barber is not in Possession of any information to the effect that the steel hoop company Lias decided to occupy the dismantled buildings of the Danville Bessemer Plant. Whether the company has been negotiating through any other Channel for a site in Danville is not known. A Money Quot the publication quoted is an eminently reliable journal Aud most people Are inclined to believe that there is truth in the Story of the new Industry. The Suomi s Job printing the o Hee of the ame Kickam be la Mherl with a Large Assort run Job letter and fancy Type and Joyc material generally the publish announces to the Public that he i prepared at All times to Che Cut the neatest manner Job printing of Alt kinds and description at Sharun a gift to the Borough. Trio abandoned burying ground of Bloom Street is one of the propositions that the now Council will to obliged to face. Those responsible for the old cemetery in the near future propose to present the tract to the Borough. Council thus will find itself in the position of being obliged to reject a valuable gift to the Borough or to take Over the tract Aud Institute proceedings necessary to have it abolished As a burying ground and applied to other purposes. A representative of this paper yesterday was informed that practically All obstacles have been overcome and that Little More now remains to be done than to have the old cemetery in ifs present form declared a nuisance by the court. Many of the dead however still remain to to exhumed Aud All in All the old cemetery presents something of a problem and just How the Borough fathers will regard the proposition remains to he seen. The presentation of the old cemetery to the Borough will be contingent upon the condition that the grounds be preserved As a Public Park. It will be recommended also that the tract be utilized Asa Sito for a soldiers Monument the erection of which has been agitated Lor some time past. Will be a Success. The concert to be give by Wyles orchestra under the auspices of the Thomas Adams class of the first Baptist Church in y. M. C. A. Hall of monday evening. May 4tli, seems to he an assured Success. Tickets Are Selling rapidly Aud a crowded House will hear the music. The following excellent program has been arranged 1. March songs a Nancy Brown Quot 2. Thomas. 3. Soprano Solo miss Margaret. Ammerman. 4. Incidental music from Quot the Darling of the 5. Piano Solo. Miss Marv Bogenreif. To. Selection a Robin Hood Quot Dekoven. 7. Recitation miss Elizabeth. Russell. 8. Transcript iou for brass. A the holy City Quot trombone Solo by or. E. Miles. 9 Waltz. A a 10. A Quot a social b a a Bass Solo or. Walter Russell. March. A has your Mother aug More like you Quot 11. 12. Varap at it. Gretna. The third brigade of the National guard w ill encamp at it. Gretna in july next. Although no official an has yet been made it is generally understood that it. Gretna will he chosen. In tax to general Gobin has informed the newspaper men at Lebanon that or. Gretna will to the place. No better brigade ground could be found in the state. Chinese newspapers. Mrs. A. M. R. Russell of this City has received several copies of newspapers printed in China from her brother Edward f. Reynolds formerly of this place. Among the copies Aro a the China times Quot printed at tientsin and the Quot Shanghai Mercury Quot an evening newspaper. The journals Aro both printed in English and Are quite pretentious in appearance. There is however a dearth of local news although there is a great Deal of Enterprise manifested j in advertising which fills Page after i Page to the exclusion of Reading mat i ter. 4000 elks expected. The National elks Home at Bedford City va., will be dedicated on May 21. The orator for the occasion will be Meade d. Detwiler esq., of Harrisburg. It is expected that 4,000 elks will attend. The second a Lay s shoot at Dewitt spark yesterday brought out a Good at Tendance although the number participating was somewhat less than on the Day previous. The we atelier was a Little too raw for Comfort although the wind was not High enough to interfere with the shooting Aud some very Good scores were piled up. Each of these shoots Are All Day affairs lunch being served of the ground by Jesse Wyant. The targets today will be live Birds and interest will run very High. Notwithstanding the rivalry which naturally exists among the shooters the utmost Harmony seems to prevail. The evident Good feeling and the absence of dissatisfaction in aug form was commented upon by the visiting sportsmen yesterday As conditions which do not always prevail on such occasions. Fifteen events were shot off yesterday. In eight of these ten targets were employed in five fifteen targets in Oue Twenty targets in one Twenty five targets. St Rob Keller Butler Howell t. B. H., Cooper Mason and Dietz shot in All the events. Following Are the persons who participated in the shoot with the total of hits to their credit and the percentages attained stroll. Keller. Butler Howell t. B. Cooper Mason Bonham Hess Andrews. Paul Hawley Speiser Dietz Schram Woolley Keiger. Philo. Rohrbach. Total percentage 174 87 157 78 142 71 149 74 Ltd to 88 152 76 186 70 97 60 55 64 42 46 32 42 54 60 145 71 154 77 7 70 33 64 15 50 75 71 29 82 5 Woolley shot for Blue rocks ouly. Gentle Spring. Ethereal mildness May prevail in Florida or Southern California but overcoats and wraps were not uncomfortable for people outdoors yesterday Aud the artificial warmth indoors was needed almost As badly As two months ago. We had frosts and freezing weather during the past week Aud the Outlook is not favourable for warm weather yet. It was snowing in Michigan Aud along the lakes yester Day and the Clouds had a suspicious look of squalls As they Hung Over the mountains in this Section yesterday morning. East of the Mississippi the temperatures Are unseasonably Low while it is slightly warmer West of the father of Waters. We had a taste of Early Spring in March. Too Early for we have paid dearly for the Short but glorious period since by harsher conditions. In this latitude we do not jump into summer from the blizzards Aud the ice of late Winter without payment in compensation. There w Ere cold Days cold weeks to he expected. The Promise of an Early Spring often fails at the moment when we Are lulled into Confidence of a final escape from Winter. But we can await with Confidence the outcome knowing that from this time continues the grand March of living nature from tender up sponging to full leakage to fruit age to Harvest Aud then again to slumber. We have passed the Point of Awakening All the aspirations the delights the glories of the year of nature lie before us for appreciation Aud enjoyment if we Are Wise to Rake them As they come As they must come without trying to Hurt their sequence. It is not the first Bluebird that makes the Spring nor the first Robin nor the first Lone Hep Tica Blooming in some secluded Sun kissed spot. We have these in abundance they Are ouly the strenuous forerunners of the real Spring. We have Goue Forward so far in the procession of reawakened nature As to reach the first peach Plum Ami Cherry blossoms though the two former came to their destruction. From now Ouwo can enjoy the process of development of Floral a Ami Ceres bounties. There is nothing More inspiring than the elementary stir of tin Earth Awakening from hibernation. It moves the blood. We draw a longer breath of the air which carries the Spring smell. The whistle of the Early coming Birds finds an Echo in Oor hearts. The fragrance of the rare Spring Flowers brings a thrill which the scent of the hot House blossoms of the past Winter cannot evoke. We step from artificiality into nature and before us we see the glorious realization of the elementary instincts of humanity. To be sure it comes every year hut it is none the less satisfactory because of the repetition. The sequence of the seasons will not lose its fascination until human nature is metamorphosed so Long As human life is what it is so Long will nature in its infinite manifestations and its eternal changes Supply the inspiration Ami the compensation of Effort and endurance. While we May Long for More genial Ity the warmth of the Sun the Blue sky the Balmy will come Ere Long. Nature is balancing things. We Are thankful for the Green gras the Early Flowers the Birds and the Promise of even better things though the air at this time is chill Aud there Are suggestions of show. Misfortunes come thick and fast in the household of Samuel Vankirk no 200 Cooper Street thin City mrs. Van Kirk is ill of pneumonia. On saturday news was received that a son. William Vankirk who resides at 9harou. Was seriously injured by the Cara Hia Skull being fractured this news was followed by a Telegram a in sunday which announced the death of lira Catherine Hall the grandmother of the family which occurred a luring a visit in Cleveland o. It was currently re sorted yesterday that William Vankirk was dead As the result of his injuries. A visit to the Vankirk Home yesterday afternoon disproved this Story on the contrary the last word received was rather hopeful in tone notwithstanding Ilia grave injuries inflicted. William up to some months ago. Resided in Danville and is we pm it in by nearly every on in the upper end of the Borough. He is Twenty six years old Aud has a wife and child. A few months ago with his Little family he removed to Sharon in the North Western part of this state where he holds the position of car inspector he was injured while in the per for Maure of his duty thursday last he was on his Way from Sharon to new Castle when an Accident of some sort occurred As a result of which hts Skull was fractured to two places and he was terribly injured otherwise about the head. He is undergoing treatment in the Hospital at Sharon the letter received from his wife on saturday stated that he was at times Able to Converse. Mrs. Hall the grandmother who resided in this to Cleveland Only a couple of weeks ago. 9he was accustomed to making these trips at intervals for the purpose of visiting a daughter. Although of advanced age. Approaching eighty years when she left Danville she seemed in Good health. The news of her death a ame As a great Shock indeed. The remains were brought East Aud buried at Northumberland the funeral taking place yesterday afternoon. Twelfth regiment appoint ints. Colonel Clement of the twelfth regiment has approved the fallowing appointments of non officers for the regiment co. A Lewisburg sergeants John c. Groff aug i Calvin f. Kauffman corporals Herbert g. Nabas John a Brown Harry c. Munro Clyde m Gundy Charles Mensch. Co. A Williamsport sergeant How Ard c. Rathmell Corporal a. K Batdorf and h. K Faux. Co. A Williamsport a Corporal Samuel c Dinan. Co. Of Danville sergeants Frank n Kiefer Frauk s. Ebling and John f. Barry corporals Frank r. Yeager. Percy c. Shade a Roland Moyer. Co. A lock Haven sergeant cd Ward m. Mcgill. Co. I Wiiliams mgt Rte Corporal r a. Dymock. The following honorable discharges have been approved co. A Serge aut Thornton m. Shork Ley corporals Charles c. Shorkley Wesley j Walter privates Edward Bell Oscar m. Dunkle John Focht. John w. Schreffler Francis m 9kloner, lot Walizer John j. Yoder Robert b. Warren Girton k leu Hart. Co by sergeant Howard Rathmell. Corporals Charles a. Wesner Aud Snowden Hall. Privates Walter Wright Mark Webster Charles he is co. Cd corporals a. K. Batdorf and h. K. Faux privates j. C. Byers. P. W. Criswell w. Wagner. J. E. Zettlemoyer George Kepler John Bucher h. Pc scr j. Hiles co. E�?9erg�ant John e. Buck Aud Corporal Jacob k. Snodgrass. Co. He sergeant Edward m to Gill and private Garfield a. Bow Man. The following discharges have been issued and approved for the Quarter ending March 31 co. Do Corporal Walter l. Hart Man. Privates Benjamin f. Reed. Frauk l Mitcheltree. George f i lick. Co. A a private Charles e. Dalzell. Co. Of a sergeant Martin l. Landau. Musician Wellington b. Yastine. Privates Charles m Green Henry f Belles Charles Rosem Rani Alex Rainier William Mccormick. Ithaca concert band. The Ithan a band comes to u with a reputation second to to other hand in the state of Newyl it re and its Leader. Or. P. 9. Conway Lias won an enviable place among Ham masters by the excellence of his programmes Aud the ensemble music which he gets from his carefully selected40 men the Meu made so Groat a reputation at the a am. Exposition that the express of that City Speaks of their concert As follows a the expressions of Praise Given the hand at the am. Were none too extravagant As certainly no such music was Ever give out by any hand in tin state and As the Buffalo papers said to hand could he compared with it except Sousa s or the Marine hand at Washington As certainly or Conway is a worthy successor of that Irish bandmaster pm trick Sarsfield Gilmore. A a the Ithaca band will appear m the Danville opera House. Frn Lav evening May 1, under the auspices of the Friendship fire co. Shad fishermen Are beginning to figure on the net profits

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