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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - August 7, 1902, Danville, PennsylvaniaA Home paper a for tie hone l he circulation of this i is in Iise creasing rapidly. It will you advertise in the Amk Kincan. A a this coi try will never he entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands wit 11 its own subscription $1 per year 1 a. I Vinti ii. Ien Ninos dentist. Offic e i four 9 a. M. To i m 104 Mil St., i t. M. To 4 a. M. Danville a vol. 47--no 32. Danville pa., thursday Aiti St 7. 11102. Established in 1855. Sim.t/., n in. 425 . St., , a. A a we spa of the Aivil 1 intestines is specially 1 it. In. A Wlk dentist of i k 21s . It Kkt. It it Ali Extrie to l without la Ain. Crown my work n specially equipped with tin latest urn Amsl improved Insorn innels and prepared la a execute the most �iitil��?~ii11 work. I r. C. Ii. Reynolds office opposite Boston store Ponville a dentistry in All its branches. Charges moderate Aud All work Tara need. Established. 1892 i it news. The Berry season is nearly ended. Fall goods Are beginning to arrive. This is a record breaking summer for heavy storms. The Benefit of Shade Trees about town is being Felt. Druggist w. K. Gosh Lias placed in his store a Yale wonder clock. The wonderful part of the clock is its mechanism which operates a music disc flashes electric lights of different colors Ami is a Marvel of automatism. Labor Day will he celebrated in Many Pennsylvania towns this year on a scale never before reached. Many peach Trees in this Section Are Well loaded with fruit. Golden Rod brightens the country Road sides. The local political Campaign will soon begin to warm up. Ice Cream festivals were numerous on saturday night. August has made a Good beginning. It will soon he time to gather Garden seed. A baby boy arrived at the Home of Harry t. Hancock go Inch Street on Friday evening. Notwithstanding the backward season vacation trips have not been put on the bargain counter. Weeds Are growing High along the River Hank. Hay fever victims Are enjoying their annual visitation. Most of the sunday schools of this City have held their picnics. The military Camp at Shenandoah inspires Many of the foreigners with Awe. Many of our merchants have already placed their orders for fall and Winter goods. August will break All records for Railroad passenger traffic. This month is the hardest in the year on Young children. The greatest can should he taken that they Are not Given improper food. The unfortunate thing about All wars Between labor and capital is the inevitable result suffering of the innocent. Work has been started on the addition to j. Newman a store on Mill Street. If will he Twenty eight feet in length and one Story High and will he built of Brick. The contractor is George Keif Snyder. The employees at the sixteen Inch train of Rolls. Heading Iron works drove to Milton sunday in Hunters four in hand Hack where they were entertained at the Home of Jerry Lovett. Or. Lovett was formerly a fellow Workman at tin heading Iron works. The Backbone of summer requires frequent wetting to keep it in a healthy condition. A Large number of Danville people will leave for 1�?~hi Ladelphia and at Ian tie Gity via the i amp it railway on thursday. August 7th. The ladies of Golden link Templo no. 122, will hold a festival on Gurry a vacant lot West Mahoning Street thursday August 7th. Lee Cream and Eake will he served. The Public patronage is invited. Lack of funds has caused the Smi Bury school Koa id to reduce the school term from nine Mouths to eight. Miss Louise co Iurco. Daughter of John met Mure of this City who has j been in the office of a Philadelphia insurance company for some time has accepted a position at the Pierce Ness College in that City. The continued Rains Are spoiling tin pleasure of camping parties. A big rally of methodists was held tuesday at Mountain Grove where in former years at this time a Camp no a t ing took place. This summer the Camp meeting was Cut out because of Lack of interest. Lieutenant Samuel Mcclure retired u. S. A. Who was recently admitted to a the bar at Elpaso Texas will a a liter Stanford University California to a take a special Law course. He is a son of John Mcclure of this City. W the Best Way to preserve your health in August is to keep Cool. Hon Fred a. Godcharles of Milton was iian Mously nominated As the Republican candidate for Congress in the sixteenth District by the conference which met tuesday at the Morton House Berwick. Charles c. Evans esq., of Berwick withdrew and his conferees voted for god Charles. The conference was called to order at noon by the chairman. Or. Will l. Shindul. Of a Nhury and in Twenty minutes the nomination was made. An address was made by or. Evans in which he stated that lie withdrew in the interests of Republican Harmony. Professor cd e. Wilbur of blooms Hurt an Evans Confor Reo then offered the following Resolution which was carried a resolved that Hon. Fred a. God Charles be the unanimous Choice of this conference for the nomination for Congress in the sixteenth District. Addresses were made by chairman Sli Indel and f. G. Schoch of this City endorsing the Choice of the conference j resolutions were also passed than King chairman Sli Indel and secretaries me Coy and Shoemaker for their work during the sessions. Or. Godcharles made a Brief speech in which i thanked the conferees for the nomination and expressed Confidence in his ability to carry the District at the fall Eloc Tion. The first session of the conference at the meeting of Council Friday night Edw. Gorman was re elected As water commissioner to serve the ensuing three years. He was the Only candidate for the position and received the unanimous vote of Council. The members present. Wore Vastine Dougherty Montgomery Patton Swank George Sechler Gibson Lloyd and Davis. Several important matters relating to the fire department were discussed at length. Chief Engineer freeze in the course of some remarks stated that he had tested the Hose of the Borough and i that he finds much of it worn out and a worthless. He said that among All on hand there is not 1500 feet of Good serviceable Hose. There is not a fire hut a Section or so is lost by bursting. It is a fact he said that at the present time the fire department is in need of 1000 feet of new Hose. Or. Davis said that he thought this a matter which should receive serious attention. Fires Are occurring very frequently of late and to fail to provide proper fire fighting apparatus is a neglect which the Borough might have to very dearly for. Other members expressed themselves in a similar vein and it was decided that we should have sufficient Hose regardless of t lust ate of finances. Or. Montgomery moved that 1000 feet of new Hose be purchased and that the Secretary be instructed to was Licud at tie Montour House this a open correspondence with dealers of City on thursday july 10. The Tain Iii facts As to prices pressure amp a. Counties were represented As follows a the motion carried Luau Mouly. . Mccoy a i. He Hoeh j chief Engineer freeze asked for 11. A Kneisler Danville. Ii. E. R. Columbian a. H. Cat to rail t Doan Berwick w. O. Holmes j Wilbur Bloomsburg. Sullivan a. P. Shoemaker c. Funston Laporte. Northumberland or. Will l. Shin Del Mearles c. Bowen a Nhury w. H. Depp ii Dalmatia j. B. A Eliaas Milton William Eddy Shamokin. Or. Sli Indel was elected chairman and the secretaries chosen were s. A. Mecoy of this City and m. P. Shoemaker of Laporte. The candidates placed in nomination were Hon. James Foster of Danville Hon. Fred a. Godcharles of Milton and Evans esq., of Berwick ballots Foster received the three votes of Montour county Evans the four votes of Colombia county and god i Charles the seven votes of Sullivan and Northum Harland counties. After the third ballot the name of Foster was withdrawn and the Montour conferees voted with Columbia for Evans. Seven tie ballots were taken. After which the conference Adjo u rued. On july 17 the conference again Mot at the Neff House Sunbury where fifty ballots Wen taken without break i ing tin deadlock. The third session was at the hotel Haag Milton Oil information As to How far his authority extended in matters Rol rating to the Borough Steamer the lending out of Hose amp a. In regard to tie Steamer lie explained there was some criticism because it was taken to the fire thursday night also that the use of the Hose at times is asked for by our various industries which May need it in cleaning up after High water. President Vastine said he thought that the Borough Steamer is wholly in the hands of the Engineer John l. Russell. In this View he was sustained by or. Dougherty. As to the Hose Charles c. The president thought the chief had for three the privilege of lending them to responsible parties. The matter would he at his discretion. Or. Lloyd took exception to this. He declared that he has been a member of the fire department for 35 years and he has never discovered that it has any authority to lend out Hose. Or. Patton asked what becomes of the Money earned by the Borough Steamer when used in pumping out cellars amp a. He knew that handsome sums Are earned in this Way hut lie never heard of any Money being turned in to the Borough. At the same time when repairs Are needed on the Steamer the Borough is obliged to Jay july 22 at which there were sixty More scr them. It was even cited that a ballots cast with the vote still tied Hill recently was presented to tin Bor hot Ween Evans and Godcharles. The final meeting was the one of tuesday which ended in the Choice of god Charles. The total number of ballots taken by the conference was 121, of which 117 were tie and the final one unanimous. Frederick a. Godcharles was Horn in Northumberland on Jane 3, 1872, and in 1s75 his parents moved to Milton. Where he has since resided. He was educated in the Public schools there and at Lafayette College in ing a graduate of the Milton High school class of 1888, and of Lafayette in 1893. Ii a entered the Milton Nail works after h having College becoming tin title member of tie firm of the Frederick a. Godcharles company in 18%. He is an Active business Man and is popular throughout All of the counties comprising the sixteenth District. In 1900 he was elected a member of the House of representatives ill the Pennsylvania legislature this being the first office he Ever sought. When the Spanish american War broke out or. Godcharles gave up his business interests to enlist As a Volunteer in the twelfth regiment United states volunteers. This was on May 12. I s is and when his company was mustered out of the United states service in october of that year in was a Earp or in. Lie was appointed battalion sergeant major of the twelfth regiment n. Ltd p.,Ami was later promoted to inspector of Rifle practice with the rank of first lieutenant. When colonel liar Les m. Clement of suit Loury was elected commander of the regiment he re appointed lieutenant Godcharles As inspector of Rifle practice. Child wandered from Home. M i Garel Neibert aged two years wandered from her Home at Mill and Sycamore streets yesterday morning Aud is trudging along Mill Street n in Market when she was picked up by officer John g. Voris lie started Down Mill Street in search of the parents and was beyond Bloom Street when tin Mother came lint trying after the child and the Gallant officer had tin pleasure of restoring Margaret to her arms. Dougli for cleaning the Steamer which was honoured. Or. Patton took the View that the Engineer should he paid Lor his services. On motion of or. Dougherty the matter relating to the Borough Steamer was referred to the fire committee. On motion chief of police mince Moyer and Street commissioner Deen were granted their two weeks annual vacation. Or. Dougherty of the building committee reported that by next meeting he will have a report from Trum Bower so wer Kleiser As to tin True condition of the Continental Hose House and what course it will is Best to pursue with reference to it. The following Hills wore approved for payment water department regular employees $144.30 H. Foust 23.50 Curry so Vannan 1.00 George w. Lord 43.20 Standard Gas co., 0.80 c. Callahan 105.75 Trumbower amp wer Kleiser 26.79 a. M. Peters 3.81� freight Ami Dravage 19. K Harry b. Patton 5.00 Borough department regular employees $82.50 Street labor 19.16 Hugh Oliver 2.20 Fred r. Miller 5.25 Curry amp Vannan 2.10 Trumbower so wer Kleiser 67.33 Sudan Gas co., 2.20 Standard electric Light co., 451.35 pythian grand Lodge. The annual grand ledge of the Domain of Pennsylvania knights of pythias will Convene at a Nhury on tuesday August 19. There will he a Large number of knights present from All Over the state and Beaver Lodge of this City expects visits from prominent pythias during that week. Many of the sir knights from Danville will go to a Nhury to meet their Brethren. Old timers at Milton. The a a old timers will play at Milton this afternoon and they intend to begin a winning Streak that will offset the misfortunes of the past few weeks. A Good game is promised Here on sat inlay tie opposing team living the v m. A a. From a Nhury. Steel will pitch for the visitors. Harvesting Oats. The Farmers just now have rightly entered upon Oats Harvest. The wet weather came on about the right time to Benefit the Oats Ami the crop is one of tiny largest Ever harvested in this Section the land regardless of qual Ity yielding Well. There is scarcely a country store hot contains s met linens of extraordinary growth brought in by Farmers for the admiration of their neighbors. A Hunch of Oats raised by Levi Beyer is on exhibition at South Danville which measures Over five feet in length and is Well tilled. Grant Swayze East front Street spent sunday with friends at cat Alissa. Mrs. Max Levy of Berwick and guest mrs. I. Ller Shey of new York returned to Berwick saturday evening after a visit with or. And mrs. Dreifuss North Mill Street. Samuel a. Yorks of Philadelphia spent sunday in this City with his Mother mrs. S. A. Yorks West Market Street. George Waite of Parsons spent sunday in this City As the guest of his brother John g. Waite ferry Street. Miss Matilda Steinh Reuner of new York City is visiting her Mother mrs. Annie Steinh Reuner East front Street. Misses Emily and Florence Lewis Mill Street spent sunday at roaring Creek. Guy Snyder of a Nhury spent sunday with Joseph Schick honeymoon Street. Mrs. James Jordan and daughter Nellie Spruce Street and guest misses Lizzie and Bertha Surles of Shamokin were blooms org visitors sunday. Or. And mrs. Percy Kern of Berwick were visitors in this City saturday. Mrs. A. H. Bloom of Bloomsburg returned Home saturday after a visit with friends in this City. Mrs. Willium Curry of Scranton returned Home saturday after f visit with or. And mrs. Thomas Curry,sr., West Mahoning Street. Or. And mrs. George Keefer of Bloomsburg returned Home saturday after a visit with or. And mrs. Augustus Orteau Derry township. Misses Isabel and Edith Blue Mill Street returned Home saturday after a visit with relatives in a Nhury and Northumberland. Miss Edith Rudy Church streets hot saturday evening in Catawissa. Clinton Siellheimer spent saturday evening in blooms org. Or. And mrs. Charles Hall Sycamore Street spent sunday with friends in Bloomsburg. Miss Lizzie Daniels West Mahoning Street returned Home saturday after a visit with friends in Sunbury and Northumberland. Miss Ella Riffel of Philadelphia is visiting her parents or. And mrs. F. Riffel Riverside. Miss Annie Spade left on saturday for a visit to Philadelphia and Atlantic c Ity Quot. Or. And mrs. George Finnvald of Bloomsburg spent sunday in this City. Samuel Mitchell Enos St Rouse Aud David Pursell spent saturday evening in Blosiu Shurig. Miss Maud Hicks and or. Harry Campbell of Catawissa spent sunday with misses Laura and Lulu Swayze East front Street. George Steinbrenner of Wilkos Barre six it sunday with his Mother mrs. Annie front Street. Lloyd Peifer of Wilkos Barre spent sunday with his parents or. And mrs. George w. Peifer Mill Street. Misses Martha and Sarah Clark East front Street spent sunday with friends in Catawissa. Mrs. Mary Mong and daughter Minnie Sidh a Hill spent sunday with friends in Catawissa. Mrs. W. Gibbs and daughter Louise of blooms org Are visiting at the Home of George Belford Riverside. Samuel g. Snyder of Philadelphia is visiting his parents or. And mrs. Samuel e. Snyder Riverside. Or. F. E. hours in Sunbury yesterday afternoon. John f. Sowers of Shamokin spent yesterday afternoon in this City. Miss Fannie Hollister of Berwick returned Home last evening after a visit with friends in this City. Or. And mrs. L. Sitler of Berwick were visitors in Thi City yesterday. Mrs. Silas Gray and children of Clayton n. J., arrived in this City yesterday for a visit with mrs. Catherine Wilhelm. Miss Pearl Van Scheetz of Orwigsburg arrived yesterday for a visit with mrs. 1. C. Lee West Mahoning Street. Mrs. William Zell and Sou Lucien of Philadelphia arrived yesterday for a visit with her sister mrs. Jesse Beaver Pine Street. Or. And mrs. Lewis Gross of blooms Burg Are visiting their daughter mrs. Joseph Pleim Church Street. 1�. A. Diffendorfer left yesterday for Milton to visit friends. Mrs. Sarah Waldron of Catawissa was a visitor in this City yesterday. Mrs. William l. Clark East front Street spent yesterday in Sunbury. Joseph Lowenstein returned Home last evening from a visit at Kant Snyder county. Jasper b. Gearhart returned Home last evening from Harrisburg. Mrs. James Large of South Danville returned Home last evening from a visit at Bedford Springs. Mrs. F. E. Harpel and daughter Frances ferry Street returned Home last evening from a visit at Long Branch n. Thomas v. Gunter of Bloomsburg was a visitor to this City yesterday. Philip Watts of Pine Summit spent yesterday with friends in this City. Miss Anna Evans East front Street left yesterday for a visit with friends in Pottsville. C. G. Voris esq., of Milton trails acted Legal business Here yesterday. Other personal mentions on 4th Page. A joint meeting of teachers and directors was held monday night for the purpose of considering the question of text Hooks for the ensuing year. There were Only thirteen teachers present All being ladies. Members of the school Hoard were in attendance As follows Fischer Orth Harpel Green Redding wer Kleiser Barber Black Barger Keefer Barber and carry. Among the a ejects discussed at the joint meeting was that of music. Music in All probability will be added to the course of study of oar Public schools at the next meeting of the Hoard and the directors were anxious to secure ail i expression of opinion from the teachers As to the relative merits of the different text Hooks on the subject. The consensus of opinion was in favor of the use of charts in teaching music along with the natural music primer. New Hooks were adopted As follows High school a Smiley a a Stooss beginners latin Book a a Harkness so forded a Caesars gallic War a a Fisher amp Patterson a elements of physics a a Chapin s first principles of political Economy a a a Maynard a classic series. A grades below High school a a Reed a introductory language Book a a Wright s Seaside and twelve charts and 300 natural music primers were adopted,tin1 action not to he binding unless Iusie he added to the course of study at the next meeting of the Hoard. Officer after train riders. A special officer of the Sunbury division was Ai South Danville station tuesday watching for illegal car riders. At noon a North bound freight train from Sunbury pulled in in the siding to wait until tax 12 15 passenger went Down. The officer got Oil tie freight and in one ear found several men. He told them to get off the train which they promptly did. In another car were two other men one of whom resisted the officer until threatened with arrest. Then he attempted to escape hut was pulled Hack in the car by tin officer who tried to handcuff the belligerent. After a Lively scuffle the fellow got out of the car and ran Down the track toward Riverside closely pursued by the officer. When in saw that his prisoner was getting away the officer Drew his revolver and fired two shots in the ground. This Only seemed to Spur the fleeing Man to More strenuous efforts and in soon got such a Lead that the officer gave up the Chase. Democratic conference. Hon. Liar Les h. Milton has been endorsed by the Sullivan county democratic convention for Congress this gives him three counties in tin District and insures his nomination. Olumpia county has endorsed Hon. A. L. Fritz of Bloomsburg hut he will probably withdraw so that tin nomination can he made unanimous. The conferees have not been appointed yet nor has the Date of the District conference been decided upon. Hon. Fred a. Godcharles of Milton who has secured the Republican nomination intends making an energetic Campaign and the contest Between him and or. Dicker Iuan will be waged warmly up to the Day of the election. Special train to Bloomsburg. I. L. Manger of Williamsport travelling passenger agent of the Philadelphia so Reading railway met a committee of the Danville fire department last evening at the hotel Oliver. All the companies were represented and arrangements were made for a special train to and from Bloomsburg on August 29, firemen a Day at the blooms Hurt Centennial. The fare from this City on that Day via the Reading will he 29 cents for the round trip. Little sickness now. Local physicians say there is Little or no sickness in the receive hut few Calls except to admin is ter to infants or the aged the two extremes of life at which humanity is poorly qualified to resist t lie debilitating effects of hot weather. This is the season when tie Doctorman find time to take a vacation Aud the druggists turns his attention from the prescription Case to tin soda Fountain. Cleaning out the cemetery. George Gething a Berry Street has taken the contract for cutting Down the weeds and Hughes in the old cemetery Bloom Street and cleaning up the ground. The work is very laborious Aud difficult yet or. Grilling is get Ting along very nicely and has already improved the appearance of things. The work is about one half completed attending Camp meeting. Rev. E. B. Dunn pastor of the United evangelical Church of this City accompanied by Rev. N. Young of Lewisburg left yesterday for ring town to attend the annual Camp meeting of tin Lewisburg District. The a meeting which is held in Zions j Grove will last until August ii there will he no preaching next Sun Ilav at Rev. Dunn a Church. The Danville stove amp manufacturing company has received from the i. L. So w. Railroad company ail invoice of Coal consisting of one car Load for use under the boilers which constitutes the first shipment of Coal made to this City since april last. It is hardly Likely that this Coal has been mined since the beginning of tin strike for while several companies have been running Coal through their Breakers it seems pretty Well established that none has been dug since the miners went out. Several of the collieries in the Vicinity of Pittston it is stated Livo kept the pockets at their Breakers stocked since the begin jiving of the strike and Are now making shipments. In View of these shipments the natural presumption might he that the operator see indications of an Early settlement with the miners. This however would lie purely conjectural. The Best that can he said for tie shipment in question is that it supplies Coal where needed and helps to inspire Confidence making it Manifest that it is still possible to Purchase Coal although the Supply May be limited. The Hospital for the insane the water works and the bulk of our industries for some time longer will have to be Content with River Coal immense quantities of which have been shipped to Danville during the past three months. The Hospital alone which even at this season consumes some five tons daily has up to this time received nearly a thousand tons of River Coal. It is not at All certain that our townspeople will not have to draw up on the apparently inexhaustible Supply of River Coal in filling their cellars for the coming Winter. Dealers interested in the diggings at Sunbury and Herndon Are in correspondence with our Coal dealers to whom they offer Coal suitable for household purposes in unlimited quantities. In this con in a Tiou it. Is into re sting to know that River Coal while Only a make shift is a luxury that will come High As the prices quoted Range from $1 to $5 per ton. Naturally local dealers will not place orders for River Coal until convinced that the Miner s strike will be prolonged into Winter. At present a few of the Yards have a limited Supply of soft Coal on hand. Should the strike continue until cold weather a Good Many families will attempt to Burn the bituminous article in their houses. It is not known what measure of Success will attend the Experiment. Hut it is feared that the chimneys of the East built for hard Coal will not prove suitable for soft Coal. Several dealers however incline to the View that it will be found practicable and Are looking Forward to quite a Trade in soft Coal. Brick Plant waiting on machinery. The manufacture of vitrified Brick in this City will not 1m begun until next summer. Machinery has been ordered but the firms that make it Are so rushed that they cannot Supply what is needed Here until too late to begin operations this fall. The tract of land on which the Yard will be located is North of this City near the fair ground. The tests made of the Clay and of a few bricks that have been made show it to be of the Best Quality for vitrified paving bricks. The kilns used in burning these bricks have to he constructed differently from those used in making building Brick. As soon As tin necessary machinery is secured the work will he begun so that the manufacturing can be commenced next Spring. This will he an important Industry and will be the Only Yard in this Section making paving Brick. There is one at Williamsport Clearfield and Reading which Supply the Market of the state. The prediction of the news that tin streets of Danville will he paved with Danville Brick seems near realization. Granted permit for Drain. The Borough Council held a special meeting monday night and granted the holy family Convent permission to construct a Drain to connect the buildings with Mahoning Creek. The Drain is limited to surface water and cellar drainage. A report gained currency on saturday that the sewer was designed to relieve hie Kitchen and laundry of waste water. This it was held would go a Good Way toward polluting Mahoning Creek and a special meeting was called to determine just what kind of water the Drain was designed to carry off and to consider the advisability of permitting the completion of the work. Messes. Vastine Dougherty Montgomery Patton Weehler Brandt and Gibson along with chief Burgess Pursel were present at the meeting. Joseph lecher who has charge of the sewer assured Council that it is intended to carry off nothing hut sur face water and cellar drainage. Council being satisfied that it will conduct no dish Wash water or any Otlien form of sewage into Mahoning Creek voted unanimously in favor of the Drain. The motion was made by or. Dougherty and seconded by or. Brandt. As pastor sunday afternoon Rev. Wesley e. Wenner was installed As pastor of St. Johns German evangelical lutheran Church East Market Street. The services which were in German were conducted by Rev. Or. William week Eru Agel a member of the faculty of Muhlenburg College Allentown and Rev. N. Scheffer pastor of the lutheran cd Macli at Berwick. There was a Large congregation present. Rev. Or. Wackernagel who is one of the most prominent divines in the state delivered an eloquent Sermon on the duties of the pastor to his people and of the duty of the congregation to the pastor. His text was from acts 2-42 a Maud they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and Fellowship and in breaking of bread and in the rite of installation was conducted by Rev. Scheffer who charged the Council pastor and congregation. The Benediction was pronounced 1� a Rev. Wenner. Tin new pastor of St. Johns Church has been Here for several months Aud this is his first charge. He is a graduate of tin it. Airy theological Seminary Philadelphia and Muhlenburg College Allentown. He is also pastor of St. Peters Church Grovania St James Church Ridgeville and Trinity Church Oak Grove. Harvest Home services were held sunday morning in the Church at Grovania. The in 1 that lie Man denies the a Eather is too hot. Assert Ion salvation army picnic. The annual picnic of the salvation army was held yesterday at Dewitt spark. A number of children were the guests of the corps and every one pc sent had a delightful time. Ring necked or mongolian pheasants. Local sportsmen Are much interested in the rapid propagation of the English or ring neck pheasant introduced into this state during several years past. The Bird which is also known As the mongolian pheasant is still exceedingly rare in these parts. It i very Beautiful and much larger than the common pheasant and the Mere appearance of one generally excites a Good Deal of wonder and conjecture among those not up in the subject of game Birds. They Are Given Protection at present and of course Are not disturbed by Law respecting sportsmen. Three mongolian pheasants Semi domesticated in state reared on Blue Springs farm Washingtonville. Along with several Young ones were turned Loose into the Fields by w. H. Delong some weeks ago. The pheasants with the exception of one of the hens were seen at intervals. It was greatly feared that some ill Fate had befallen the missing Hen uni 11 saturday last when she was found sitting upon a nest of eighteen eggs. Game Birds it is said As a Rule Hatch out every egg in the nest so that some idea May be formed As to tie rapidity with which to Lioy propagate when not molested by gunners. The members of the Danville gun and Rifle club commend or. Delong very highly for his enterprising efforts to increase our game Supply and they regard it As the duty of every sportsman to protect the mongolian pheasants until they have some Chance to multiply. If properly protected it is believed that these Choice and Beautiful Birds in a few years will become As plentiful in this neighbourhood As any other kind of pheasants. Several localities in the state of Oregon where Breeding conditions were favourable were stocked with mongolian pheasants. They were protected by the game Law for ten years. At the expiration of that time they had increased and were tame to an extent never dreamed of. They frequented the farms and fed with the chickens around the buildings. In need of cleaning up. There must be a Good Many places in need of cleaning up about town judging from the very bad doors one is Apt to encounter in a Short stroll. Atmospheric conditions during the last few Days have been favourable for bringing out this fact. The cause of the impurity is not hard to discover. In two Many of the Back Yards which were no doubt cleaned up in the Spring another lot of refuse now found in various stages of decay has accumulated which ought to 1m removed. Many of tin alleys Are Geeky with disgusting doors and these find their Way not Only into the streets but into the dwellings near by. The time of year has arrived when refuse of All sort soon becomes putrid Breeding conditions detrimental to health. Premises should 1m kept Dean and plenty of quicklime used. Civil War Veteran passes away. Amos Campbell a Well known resident of this place died at the Home of his daughter mrs. George Hughes near Shickshinny on monday last. The deceased who was 72 years of age was born at Kline Grove Aud spout nearly his whole life in this City and Vicinity. He was a widower his wife preceding him to the grave thirteen years ago. To is the father of mrs. Charles h. Campbell of this City. Mrs. Robert defray of West Pittston is another daughter. He has one son. Elwood Campbell who lives in the West. Sinking a Drain. Street commissioner h. B. Deen has been Busy during a couple of Days past on a much needed improvement on West Mahoning Street. He Hassink 126 feet of Terra Cotta pipe 15 inches in diameter at Joseph Keelyn a property Between factory and Chestnut streets to conduct the water into Mahoning Creek which accumulates at that Point in the Alley coming Down from West Market Street. Job printing the office of the Amk Kincan being furnished with a Large Assoc then of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that lie is prepared at All times to execute in. The neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and desc option to get our prices before you place your orders. About 12 30 of clock last thursday night our citizens were aroused from their Sloop by an alarm of fire in which the hoarse whistle of the Reading Iron works was heard mingled with tin sound of fire Hells. The Reading Iron works were on fire and the flames already enveloping a considerable portion of tie struck or illuminated the heavens and All the lower end of town. Remembering the Fate of the big Mill hut Little More than a year ago when it was nearly destroyed by fire and filled with solicitude and suspense the people poured out of their houses and hurried to Trio burning Mill Many reaching the spot in Advance of the firemen. The fire originated in the 16-Inch Mill. When first discovered it was a very Small flame eating its Way into the timbers on the Side of the Mill at the stack Between no. 7 and no. 8 heating furnaces very near the spot whore the Fin originated last year when that Mill was so nearly destroyed. The spread of the fire was remarkable. Before the men working could connect the Mill Hose the flames shot up the Side of the Structure communicating to the Long ventilator on the roof which in an instant was a Seething mass of fire. As soon As the Mill Hose were connected with the plug a steady Stream was poured upon the fire from within the Mill. The Continental Hose company being the nearest was the first to arrive at the fire. The end of the 16-Inch Mill and both divisions of the roof then were burning rapidly. In was a moment when the entire Plant seemed doomed and the crowd which by this time numbered nearly a thousand persons stood by in breathless suspense. The Continentals soon had a Stream upon the fire. A few minutes later they were joined by the Goodwill boys. Together the two companies assisted by the workmen inside the Mill did Good execution. There was a Fine water pressure and the firemen outside the Mill were Able to play upon the burning ventilators with ease. In half an hour after the fire started it was Well under control. In less than an hour it was practically extinguished and the puddle Mill resumed work. Both the Friendship and the Washington Hose companies were present at the fire but not in time to be of much service. The a Kwa shies would have got a Stream upon the Mill but their Hose busted. The Friendship company was present both with the Hose Carriage and the engine. The latter it will be remembered rendered excellent service at the former fire. Too much credit it is said cannot be Given the workmen in the Mill for the part they played in extinguishing the lire. Their efforts were characterized by alacrity coolness Aud co operation. It is difficult to compute the exact loss which it is understood is covered by insurance. All will depend upon whether or not tie damage in any degree extends to the machinery Aud end of the if such Mill both ventilators and a portion of the roof Are burned. Apparently this Istia extent of tin damage which is hardly enough to cause a suspension of More than a Day or so. It is considered Safe to predict that the fire will result in very Little loss of time to the employees. It is very fortunate for Danville that the night was a quiet on flier being scarcely a breath of air stirring. Fortunately too the kind of paint used upon the Mill while not actually fire proof was of a kind designed to resist fire. Exactly How the fire originated is not known. Some Are of the opinion that it was caused by the Furnace stack which May have become overheated. New machinery to be installed. A lot of new machinery already ordered will be installed at tie shovel works in a Short time which will materially increase the product of the Plant. Among the new pieces is a press for making the largest size of scoop shovels. Other machinery to be installed will merely duplicate what is already in use. The effect will be to increase tin product from 150 dozen shovels per Day As at present to probably 225 dozen per Day. General manager James l. Barber states that his company has now overcome every obstacle. The shovels manufactured have been brought up to a Standard of perfection that enables them to compote with the product of tin oldest plants and that although a new goods a they Are now Well upon tin Market. Damage done by storm. Considerable damage was done in Columbia county sunday afternoon by the storm. The houses of e. W welliver and j. 11. Long in Bloomsburg were struck by lightning and a son of or. Welliver was stunned. At Hidlay a Church the barn of Elias hag a a ii Huch was burned Down with All its contents from a lightning stroke. While fighting tin fire Bruce Harrison and an Indian Hoy fell from a roof. Harrison was injured internally and tie Hoy had a shoulder broken. A barn was also destroyed by fire near Rohrsburg. Death of or. W. Slivetz. Or. W. Slivetz for Many years a physician at North umber Lai a died at his Home there sunday morning after an illness of two weeks. I was of to i Northumberland s h ailing it Iti Els and was Well known in this City
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