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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - August 1, 1907, Danville, PennsylvaniaVol. 53�?no. 29danville, pa., thursday. August 1, 1907 Esi a Lishky in 1855 Irving ii. Jennings. Dam 1st. Bojuc hour6 a./. To 12 m. 1 1\ at. To 4 p. At. 104 Mill st., Dot in Lille a. C. Shultz Al. 425 Mill st., Danville a. Disease the stomach Ami intestines a special items condensed. The Sermon which grips one anti refuses to let go is a Success. The Man who abuses another for defending the Law is an anarchist. The Long expected message from Mars has not yet arrived. There is a difference in one s plans when somebody else has to the Hills. Even in a country like this the Law needs to be constantly vigilant. Honesty docs not always pose before the Publio Eye. The Lodge is a useful institution but the Home is bettor. Somebody has counted the Laws enacted by the new York legislature during its recent session Anil finds there Are 751 them. The girl who Speaks insolently to her Mother May repent in sackcloth and ashes Wien her own child imitates her ugly example. Black hand outrages Are becoming entirely too frequent in this country. It is in order to put the Black Cap Over the head some the fiends. The most Good natured Public servants sometimes find themselves tempted to momentary Surl Uoss. Men Are tested in the fires temptation in strict accordance with the great Law the survival the morally fittest. Liberty is worthless unless it be regulated by Wise Laws. Obedience to parents is a virtue All children should practice. The Parent who wishes to be respected must be respectable. The electric fluid is getting in its deadly work these Days. The Wise wife treats her husband As though he were a great Man. There Are 26,000 letters posted without addresses in England every year. New York pity is now growing at the rate about 415 persons each Day. Science has Cut Down the diphtheria mortality in a few years from fifty to ten per cent. The average weight a pair elephant tusks is 180 pounds but a single Tusk Lias been known to weigh 200 pounds. Experiments Are being made with Brown sugar which is said to increase the adhesive properties mortar greatly. Equal parts Sand and Lime Are mixed. General Grant and p. A Collins Are among those americans who have enjoyed the Freedom the City Dublin a distinction recently conferred Richard Croker tammany Hall Fame. The town without taxes. The necessary revenues Are derived from a Forest reservation. The austrian Salt mine at Wielitzka has 500 Miles galleries and 0,000 miners. It has been worked for six centuries. As near As can be ascertained the unappropriated and unreserved Public lauds this country amounts to 792,238,707 acres. For thousand Graves in South Africa British soldiers who fell in the late War still remain unmarked. Vienna has Only 39 inhabitants to the acre the City ground comprising 42,503 acres and the population being 1,675,000, from Puy de dome an extinct Volcano in France carbolic acid is procured for commercial purposes. A Little thing like a million Dollar fire is merely an advertisement for Coney Island. The ruins will Rise More attractive than Ever. Statistics show that train wrecking does not . Railroad wrecking usually does but requires larger capital than the train wreckers can command this a a the season for furniture sales. A seat the new York Stock Exchange has just been sold for the bargain Price $71,500. Mrs. Howard Nagle Reading Early monday morning jumped out bed screamed a a fire and leaped out a second Story window to the pavement below sustaining severe jars and bruised. She said she had dreamed the House was fire. A couple thieves stopped for a Short time saturday night at the hotel e. W. Kerr at Cambridge Springs Crawford county and monday . Kerr was in Pittsburg trying to locate and recover about $2,000 Worth diamonds that disappeared with the transient guests. T . F. E. Harpel member the Danville school Board from the first Ward Lias tendered his resignation to take effect immediately. Certain complications have Arisen incidental to the change Borough superintendents which have made a further continuance in the office distasteful to the doctor. Or. Harpel tendered his resignation to the president the school Board yesterday. Inasmuch however Asho is chairman a committee and the next meeting the Hoard will not be held until nearly two weeks later he decided to make the fact Public at once to the end that people May be spared the trouble calling upon him to no purpose matters pertaining to the schools. Or. Harpel has been a member the Danville school Board for eight years he had but one year More the present term to serve. A Man Fine attainments a believer in the common schools Broad minded and progressive honest in his convictions and possessing courage to express them he had few equals As a school dire tor Aud was a Force in the local school Board to which is to be attributed More less directly the steady Aud marked improvement the schools during the last half a dozen years. Or. Harpel was one the first to take up Borough superintendent Gordys recommendation that music be introduced into the Public schools. He worked hard and in the face opposition to secure its adoption and to no one More than himself is due credit for the fact that music today holds a place in the curriculum. Later when superintendent Gordy recommended that a commercial department be established in the High school. Or. Harpel was one the first to give the proposition due consideration. Once satisfied As to its feasibility and the extent to which it would Aid in equipping the graduates for the actual work life he became its warmest advocate both in the school Board and outside it no one will deny that it was in no Small measure through his advocacy As Well As by his vote that the commercial department now the most practical feature and the Pride the local High school became an accomplished fact. 1 Days bread and her William Kelly imbibed too freely yesterday and became drunk to which he added the offence fighting. His experiences were varied and lie wound up by going to the Borough Bastile for ten Days his Faro moan while to be bread and water. Kelly was arrested a warrant sworn out by chief police mice Noyer Aud was charged with drunk Ness disorderly conduct and fighting. He was arraigned during the Aiter noon before Justice the peace Dalton. The evidence showed that the defendant about 7 clock yesterday morning was lying near Bloch amp Bonz Baclit a pants factory presumably very much intoxicated. Michael Rafferty a fellow Hoarder with Kelly Camo along and kindly stopped to assist Liln bin Way. He was in the act helping Kelley to arise when the latter who seemed to be in pretty Good condition turned the Man who wanted to help him and beat him unmercifully. It was rumoured last evening that Rafferty was in a bad Way As the result his Pumi Eling. The Justice impose ii the usual Fine for drunkenness disorderly conduct and fighting which with the accrued costs amounted to fifteen dollars the defendant failed to produce the Cash and in default he was committed to the Borough lock up for ten Days. A bread and water diet will add to the Rigours the Long confinement in the Quot Bastile. The defendant was determined to be game and As he entered upon his imprisonment he reminded the officers that they would find him a a True sport Quot and that lie would serve his time. A in Awill install a lavatory system locating the relatives the school Board the Borough has decided to install a modern lavatory system in the fourth Ward school building to take the place the More antiquated dry closet system which has done service for some years. The installing an entirely new system has become unavoidable As the old which was originally apart the Smead Aud Wells system is practically identical with it is worn out Aud is entirely useless. Not Only has it been the source endless trouble to the school Board late but by reason its failure to work properly it Lias proven to be a great annoyance to the neighbourhood Aud has caused much complaint. The school directors feel that the old system has not yielded the amount service that they had a right to expect it and they Are willing to make an Experiment with something entirely new. The committee examined the different systems but could find nothing that impressed it so favourably As the automatic flush system. It therefore selected a system this kind which will he installed before the opening the schools. Where this system is employed the Cost is generally much enhanced by the great Quantity water that is needed. The local schools however have the advantage being located in a town where the municipality controls the water and it has already been determined that special rates can be procured. Quite an interesting meeting was held in Council chamber tuesday night for the purpose obtaining data to assist the committee in finding survivors the dead lying in the old cemetery. The request that As Many old residents As possible attend the meeting was not very generally responded to. E. O. Voris j. Ii. Patton and d. L. Bloom were the ouly ones present old enough to have much knowledge those who were buried in the cemetery during the first half the last Ceu Tury. Through these gentlemen a great Deal practical information was derived. One after another the names vere called off the list As compiled by the committee its visit to the cemetery last Friday night each one in turn being discussed. In the majority instances some one present was Able to recall the family and locate some the survivors. 2 As the names several local celebrities the Olden time were read Oil the gentlemen present became reminiscent Aud Many interesting anecdotes were related. Daniel was recalled was a brother the late Simon Cameron. His farm was situated the South Side and comprised the present site . Hartman a new silk Mill. He was a member the state legislature and it is said that he used to go to Harrisburg a raft and after the session legislature was Over he would walk Home. Calvin Cameron Valley township and William Cameron Lewisburg were Brothers Daniel Cameron. William d. Clark was a revolutionary Soldier. Joseph r. Patton recalled attending the Veteran s funeral when the former was a Small Bey. It was a distinguished event the funeral being conducted with military honors. Thomus Ellis was recalled As a Post master in the Early Days the town. Between 12 and 1 clock tuesday afternoon much curiosity was aroused in town by seeing a Workingman who was recognized As Clark Hunter walk up Mill Street accompanied by a individual in his stocking feet. The general appearance the shoeless individual together with the close watch maintained Over him by . Hunter was sufficient to suggest that the Man was an escaped Lunatic and when the two turned up East Market Street there was no doubt in the minds people that the Man in custody was a patient who had escaped from the Hospital for the insane. It was later Learned that the patient was one who escape while employed in hoeing Corn the Hospital farm yesterday morning. It is Seldom that insane men attempt to escape by breaking away from their Fellows while in the Fields being More Likely to resort to stratagem which often reveals the deepest Aud most Subtle cunning. Tuesday however seems to have been an exception. The attendant apprehending to such a attempt to escape had All the men in his i Large that he could handle. Therefore when the patient made a dash for Freedom he found himself in a manner helpless. To have pursued the Man would have been to have left the rest at the mercy Auy Caprice vagary that might seize their mind. The Best the attendant could do was to take care those he had and Trust that the runaway might fall into Good hands. The Wisdom his course is illustrated by the fact that the patient was captured before noon. Before proceed ing vory far the insane Man took off his shoes Aud threw them away. Proceeding in his stocking feet to became a very conspicuous object Ami As soon As he arrived in the Vicinity Bloom Road he was sized up As an escaped patient Aud take in i Large by . I outer. While in this City he did not show it her inclination to resist but quite Good Ratai Delv it Toug a in captor not unlike one who was enjoying the Novelty the Bank building new Bridge at Exchange William Buchanan the Well known firm Bridge builders Chambersburg was in this City yesterday looking after business. The county commissioners contemplate building a modern Bridge Over mud run near Exchange to replace the old fashioned wooden concern which is about worn out. The proposed Bridge will be Concrete and will embrace Large Wing Walls. The floor will to covered with paving blocks instead Plank As at present. Improvements. S. W. Arms is improving the Home miss Ella Curtis front a coat paint. A Fine Concrete sidewalk is being Laid in front the Home Walter Russell front Street. Tiie first National Hank building at the Corner Mill and Bloom streets which has been remodeler Many times in its history is undergoing alterations at present which will materially enlarge the banking apartments. The new Annex at the rear Couta ius the stairway leading to the residence portion the building occupied by w. L. Mcclur the new stairway makes it possible to dispense with the original stairs the Ortli Side the building opening Bloom Street. Workmen Are employed this part the building Aud have the flight Steps entirely removed. The Brick Wall shutting Oil tiie hallway from the Hanking room will to next join Down which will throw Trio two apartments into one enlarging the space in the corridor by one third More. In addition the stairs the North Side leading from the Hanking room to the second Story will be removed. The space gained at this Point will be added to the directors room. As a Cap Sheal the improvement two Large windows will be broken into 1 the Wall the North Side the build ing to admit More Light into the first Story. John l. Russell you oilman from the first Ward met with a serious fall about 8 30 clock monday morning while working at a dwelling which is being remodeler by Walter Gaskins West Mahoning Street. Or. Russell who is a Carpenter along with Ira Stetler was working a scaffold about twelve feet from the ground the West Side the building. The two men stood facing each other when . Russell happened to step backward which threw his weight onto the end the scaffold next to West Mahoning Street. As the sequel showed the support the scaffold was not Strong enough. The crosspieces which the Plank rested gave Way where nailed to the House the Nail Heads having worked through the Wood. With a loud crash the wide Board which the carpenters stood dropped some 3�?~y feet where it lodged the next Cross piece fastened to the upright Post one Side Aud the dwelling the other. As the scaffold gave Way . Stetler saved himself by grasping a support but . Russell who stood near the end fell backwards Over the slanting Hoard and went Down to the ground head first. A couple ladies the Street were Eye witnesses the Accident Aud their cries soon brought several men to the spot. In a very Brief interval drs. New Baker Aud Curry responded to a Call. The Man Lay quite unconscious where he Iliad fallen Between the two houses. As is Well known . Russell is a Man heavy build and this circumstance together with his manner falling Aud the nature the spot which he alighted made it very bad for him and Points to the probability serious injury he was carried into the House but it was not until some time later that he regained consciousness. Or. New Baker who gave the Man an examination. Discovered that to Bones were broken. Of his right shoulder was a very painful contusion caused by striking the Edge the veranda floor i. Loice Cue Contact was such As to break the Edge the Inch Board which protruded slightly Over the Bottom Iranie. There was also a laceration the right Elbow caused by his Arm striking a projecting Nail As he foil which the physician was obliged to stitch. There was also a contusion the right knee. The injured Man was removed to his Home Cedar Street where at last accounts he was resting pretty easily. It was a Little too Early monday to determine for a certainty whether not there were internal injuries. The effects the Shock however were very serious and even if to thing worse should develop it will be some time before the Man will be about again. D i a Many went to eagles Mure the rending yesterday ran its popular excursion to eagles Mere and As usual the crowd from Danville was very Large. 147 tickets were sold at the station in this City. The special left Here at 7 12 with about twelve passenger coaches Aud 500 people Board. Many took luncheon with them Aud the crowd at the station looked the part festive excursion lists pleasure Bent. The train arrived at eagles Mere shortly after nine and left there the return trip at 5 spectacular collision a collision Between two bicycles occurred front Street monday evening which shows that care and attention is necessary the part cyclists As Well As Anto mobilises if they wish to escape danger. Countable w. E. Young was Riding his wheel front Street while Ralph Chapman was coming Down Mill Street. The latter who was running at a pretty High rate Speed swung around the Corner into East front Street just As Constable Young reached the same spot. Whether one the wheelman both were inattentive Lias not been explained but there was a dreadful collision the sudden Impact hurling each cycler from his wheel. Neither the men were much injured but those who witnessed the affair Aud saw Eracli the two Fly Forward As though shot out a catapult would not have been surprised if both had been killed. Or. Chapmans wheel lost several spokes but beyond this neither bicycle was much forefinger pinched off d. M. Shaler under whose supervision the new machinery is being installed at the Haney Frazier milling Plant at South Danville is nursing a very sore hand As the result a bad Accident sustained tuesday. He was adjusting the new engine when tiie Index Finger the left hand we As caught in the valve gear. In an instant the end his Finger was pinched off near the first joint. Or. Shaler stated yesterday that the pain was excruciating his suffering the first night after the Accident especially being most intense. Or. Shaler is incapacitated for work which is unfortunate As his services Are indispensable just now in getting the new Plant ready for operation. Dog had rabies. A Rabid dog near Coatesville bit its master George Worrall and his 6-year-old daughter and then ran to the Sweeney farm near by and bit ten hogs a cow six geese and three dogs. The animals wore All killed except the geese which will be watched to see whether they will develop rabies. Or. Worrall and Little daughter have entered a Pasteur Institute at Phoenix Ville for meetings in the jail the y. M. C. A. Has embarked a work that is somewhat unique in this City. For several weeks past gospel meetings have been held Eracli sunday in the county jail Aud the efforts those in charge Are meeting with a most encouraging degree Success. On sunday the address was made by general Secretary Bernhard and excellent music was rendered by the Trinity m. E. Choir. Two the prisoners have asked for prayers and have stated that they intend leading a new life. The meetings Are proving a pleasant diversion to the prisoners who look Forward to the too asians. Edward f. Reynolds in Danville. Edward f. Reynolds who for some years past has been in the United states Navy arrived in this City sunday evening for a visit at the Home his Mother mrs. Susanna Reynolds Mill Street. Until quite a recent Date . Reynolds was Board the Princeton. He has lately returned from Central american Waters. A . Reynolds spent some time at his old Home in this City about two years ago. His visit at that time followed a absence about six years during which he had visited Japan and Many other foreign countries. The tri county Farmers picnic association held its final meeting at the court House saturday for the purpose making arrangements for the annual Outing which will beheld at Dewitt spark wednesday August 21st. The tri county picnic which with each succeeding year has been growing in size Aud importance if the present extensive and Well Laid plans out for anything will this season be an unusually Large affair Aud will do full credit to the prosperous agricultural communities embraced in the three counties Montour Northumberland and Columbia. The meeting saturday was held in the grand jury room Aud was called to order by the chairman county commissioner George m. Leighow. B. L. Diehl the Secretary the association had charge the minutes. Other Active workers the association present were James Shultz j. O. Warner m. L. Schram William Curry John Eckert Hon. L. W. Well i ver Jacob Shultz i. C. Yeager w. V. Oglesby esq., Michael Breckbill Charles v. ., Aud George Barnhart. The object the meeting was to discuss methods conducting the picnic Aud the features to be introduced As Well As to appoint committees to carry out the plans decided upon. An abundance music is regarded As the great essential Aud in addition to a Good orchestra for dancing one band at least will be employed to discourse music for the assemblage. There is some sentiment in the association in favor employing two bands music the Mechanicsville baud and the Exchange baud. Of motion b. L. Diehl it was ordered that a admission fee five cuts be charged every adult attending the picnic. On motion w. V. Oglesby it was ordered that gambling devices All sorts he excluded from the grounds. While distinctively a Farmers picnic and while it is desirable that Farmers should predominate in the attendance yet tiie association wants it distinctly liners tooth Tunac the Gen Ray a unit Fiou extended takes in the townspeople As Well As Farmers and All who desire to picnic at the Grove that Day will be Welcome. Of motion however it was decided to extend a special invitation to the judges Aud the representatives the three counties and the senator the District. Dewitt spark in its entirety has been leased for the Day. This course gives the association control the base Ball grounds which will be used by the picnickers for a Ball game Anil for other sports. The following committees were appointed grounds George m. Leighow James Shultz and j. O. Warner. Of music Hon. L. W. . H. Schram and c. V. Of amusements Benjamin l. Diehl Jacob Shultz w. V. Oglesby. Auditors Charles Rishel Elmer Sidler Aud John Eckert. In the matter reception it was motion decided that the Day the Outing the entire association should resolve itself into a committee the whole Aud that each one individually should do All in his Power to Welcome those attending the picnic. The school Board the Borough met in convention monday evening for the purpose electing a Borough superintendent to succeed u. L. Dorily who resigned. Of motion . Fischer it was ordered that the salary the Borough superintendent be one Hundred dollars per Mouth for the unexpired term. The committee teachers Aud certificates reported that obedient to instructions from the Board it had carefully examined the applications Aud had selected the following As worthy special consideration j. W. Jones Newcomerstown o., prof. H. H. Webber Jersey Shore d. N. Diff Rubacher this City and w. S. Robinson Shamokin. The Secretary presented College diplomas and other certificates qualification relating to the applicants As Well As a Large number flattering endorsements from prominent people interested in school work. After some time spent in discussing the relative qualifications the applicants . Sechler nominated j. W. Jones . Heiss nominated h. H. Webber . Redding w. 8. Robinson Aud . Cole d. N. Dieffenbach . A vote was take which resulted As follows Jones Pursel Harpel Swank Burns Anil Sechler. Dieffe Bachert Orth fish Foulk Fischer Aud Cole. Robinsons Redding. Webber Heiss. A second vote gave Jones 5, Dieffe Bacher 6 and Robinson 1. The third vote resulted in the election Dieffe Bacher and was As follows Jones Pursel Harpel Swarts Burns Aud Sechler. Dieffe Bachert Orth Redding fish Fischer Foulk Heiss Aud Cole. Another ballot was take for the purpose making the election unanimous. The motion failed to carry. However . Harpel and w. A. Sechler declining to vote. I 4 ii a Cuchi Fand a dance merchants will Flay White horse miss Bertha Cloud monday evening charmingly entertained a number her friends at a Lawn euchre followed by a dance. The occasion was very prettily arranged and most unique. The Lawn at tiie Cloud Home was decorated with colors Aud illuminate ii with japanese lanterns Aud with the daintily Atti Reil guests resembled a fairyland. During the evening refreshments were served. Miss Clouds guests were misses Ethel Price and Eleanor Hoskins new York City miss Beatrice Buley Syracuse. New York miss Ruth Hoover Shainkin misses Margaret Sidler Marguerite Evans Florence Price Aud Marion tones messes. Tom Foltz William tones James Kase Harry Orth Harry Woods. Robert Jacobs Edward Price William Hancock Anil Harold famine the the merchants and the White horse team got together yesterday Aud arranged a game in Quick order. Both sides were eager to test their Mettle and without Tiuch loss breath the time place and All the preliminaries were quickly decided upon. The game will begin promptly at 6 clock tonight at Dewitt s Park. As per the terms the Challenge and acceptance the teams will play for the Gate receipts Aud a Side bet $25. The amount at stake and tiie rivalry Between the two teams angers Well for a extremely hot contest. Captain Law the White horse team and Captain Lawrence the merchants last evening agreed upon the following line ups for the game White horse a. Buck left Law first Ikeler second Nevius shorted Buck third Bookmiller Center Fetter right Mccloud and Haney pitchers Ammerman Catcher. Merchants Bell Catcher Harry Lawrence Pitcher Art Lawrence third carry first Diehl Short Oberdorf Center Shannon right Douglas second gosh left. Stealing fruit. Chief Mincemoyer is after the boys who Are in the habit pilfering apples berries from the Yards residences. The fruit is scarcely Ripe yet but the thieving has become As great a nuisance As Ever the chief declares that he will arrest the boys Aud held a hem for larceny. The Sudbury officials the Pennsylvania Railroad state that the greatest problem which now confronts them is to properly handle the immensely increasing traffic the Rood. There seems to be a engine Amine in san Bury with no Relief in sight. The movement Coal Over the Pennsylvania this year has been the largest in the history the company. The current report shows a total fuel movement East Pittsburg 31,000,000 tons against 2 5,000,000 tons in the same period 19q6. The passenger traffic the Pennsylvania in july was remarkably heavy. The elks convention in Philadelphia added greatly to local passenger travel Aud the summer excursion business which had been somewhat Slack earlier in the season has materially improved instances have been reported quite recently delays in assembling passenger equipment for special excursions for want engines which did not reach the starting Point in time to be available for such excursions eur route because being compelled to substitute at the last Momenta slow running freight engine for the fast passenger locomotive. Clam bake a party Good Fellows held a Clam bake at roaring Creek yesterday. In the company were j. H. Brugler major c. P. Gearhart George w. Soul Ebrue w. G. Pursel j. C. Peifer Frank c. Angle a. H. Cole Thomas g. Vincent w. A. Sechler John Eisenhart Samuel Rubinan w. I Sidler Ralph Kisner Harry Eller men a. J. Leniger w. E. in s City a. L. Canfield new 5 a John Lane Kemerer Wyoming Alex. Scheinert Philadelphia

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