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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - August 25, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for lie 1 he circulation o this paper is in creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american subscription $1 per year do. Irving h. Jennings Knust. Office float 9 a. M to 12 m 10u Mill 1 i. M. To 4 p. M Danville a Sipui re m pm 425 Mill St., 1>anvillk, i a. Diseases of the stomach nne Lintt shines a special a state Library i d k. A. I Quot. Anui.k., dentist office is Mill Street Weili without i it Row ii Hurt Bridge work a specially. w Ith the latest mid most improved instruments cml prepared to execute i he most difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds a ilk l i t 288 Mill .St., Manville a. Dentistry in All us m . Ghr Iruh moderate Ault a a work t4naraiitoo�1 a we. Ionize Seii news. Engine no. I liar been sen from Scranton to take the place of Swit i engine no. 17 at Ami Danville the latter Beau taken to Trio chops for repairs. Everybody is waiting until Carrie nation visits the subway tavern. Slio May do a Little it in atm on her own account. The a Kuo Ekery is not confined to base Ball game. He is generally around at All times a making people tired by Bis set Salasa twaddle. If there Are any spare bouquets lying around they ought to be sent to the mat who is giving of such glorious weather. Iceman Are unanimously of opinion that the Corn crop requires a prolonged spell of genuine hot weather and that the Corn crop ought to have what it wants. The heading Coal amp Iron co., has come to the Rescoe of the Treasury of Schuylkill county which is without funds by paying #11,000 in Advance of its taxes on account of the receipt of this Money county treasurer Noonan will be Able to pay All Bills without making a loan. The baby heir to the czars Crown lies All unconscious of the rumbling around his prospective throne. The crop of oysters this year is larger than it has been in years past. It y ter planters say they Are also of a finer Quality. They Are coming to Market now daily yet the season will not open until next month. The Navy department has determined to stick to wine in christening the naval vessels in spite of the numerous c. E. Societies who want water to he used for that purpose. If it Wero left to the old salts it is probable they would prefer whiskey for christening the ships. Danville and Milton Are two towns that Are showing the proper spirit by having their streets paved. Ashland will Wake up to the fact that this is eco oms if you Only give her Ashland Telegram. The Reading Road has placed now Standard docks in the office of All train dispatchers along its system. The dial is 18 inches in diameter and the Case is five feet 0 inches High and 24 inches we Ide. Being connected with the United states Observatory in Washington the time is corrected daily at noon daring last week s session of the Anthracite conciliation braid at Wilk Sharre it developed that i jut Pire Wright receives a fee of #300 for each grievance referred to him for settlement. The next session of the Board will be held on Friday in a w York. The Oyster season will soon he Here. The crop of big Snake stories is unusually heavy this Vir preserving and Canning is the order of the Day among housekeepers. Shortening Days Are a reminder that the Sere an i yellow Leaf is not far away. The waning of summer is made apparent by the Homecoming of excursion lists. During the heavy storm which prevailed monday evening the methodist Church Steeple it Inhthy was struck by lightning a Large number of Trees throughout that City also suffered from the storm. See that your name is on the registry list in order to secure a vote at tire next election. At last the world s pair is beginning to draw crowds. Register and recorder w l 8idh r bears witness to the fart that stakes Are numerous this year. He killed Fine a foot Ami a Liaf Long in the vault of his office ill the court House the Allier Day. The reptile probably crawled in through the window. Rev Gedickian. Pastor of the presbyterian Church by Washiington Villi. Is visiting his native Home in Armenia. Turkey Aud will he absent some six months. While he is Ai Road the Rev w. J. Artie of port Allegany will Adt Nimister to Rev. Be Dickian a Eon Gro gation. A this coi try will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands Iii its own vol. 4� a no 34 Daniluk. A. Thursday August 25 1904. Established in 1855 he Elli ii Street paving -.lihlai51.es is delayed the t on Mark t. A was f t a to 1111 hid up i Dower Mulberry u l c ii c a mrs 1 s and Mill Street win in i a Ichii to e Home of a r the no Ai in a i so m in in years will in a handed ova a to tin ii s or Street paving mid the construction of the trolley Lino. Owing to the planting of trolley poles which was begun on Mill Street Friday it was considered impracticable to hold Market on that thorough fare this morning. A Disen Tsiou followed As to which of several streets were Best suited to a occupied at least temporal ii while the improvements of Mill Street Are under Way. Mahoning lower Mulberry ferry and Church streets All were considered. On motion of or. Rfifsnyder it was ordered that beginning with saturday morning the Market be held on lower Mulberry and Church streets. This arrangement it was understood was purely temporary As a Little later when paving reaches the lower end of Mill Street which will cause a congestion about lower Mulberry Street it May to necessary to remove the Market to one of the streets on the Southern Side of town while still later when the improvements Are All completed it May not to found impracticable to bring the Market Back to Mill Street. Friday was the Date for the in Nual election to fill the various positions about the water works. The election resulted As follows superintendent of the water works. P. J. Keefer. First and second engineers Jacob Byerly and Edward Bell. Firemen George Hullihen and Edward Wertman. A petition was received signed by Twenty residents of Trio third Ward asking that the Alley running from Walnut to Bloom streets across the triangular tract West of j. B. Gearhart a store which is unnecessary and never used to vacated by Council in Lio triangular treat at present has no one to take Caro of it and is very unsightly and the petitioners All of whom reside near agreed that it the Allee intersecting it he vacated they will Grade an 1 Sod the tract and see that it is take ii care of. The Alley can Only be vacated by enacting an ordinance. On motion of or. Oneser if was decided to vacate the Alley provided the petitioners will Bear Ilio expense incidental to emoting an ordinance. On motion .1 .1. Smith of Sunbury was of loved by the Borough As an suspect of to look after the work of Street paving. Or. Smith is highly recommended. His salary is to be #2.00 per Day. Or. Reifsnyder reported that the canal Bridge on Beaver Street was found to he unsafe and that he had ordered it to be nailed shut. W. A. Sechler general manager of the stove and manufacturing company he said had made a proposition to the effect that lie would fill up the canal at that Point provided the Borough or tie d. L or w Railroad company would furnish the pipe for a water course. Council was Uncertain us to the ownership of the canal Bridge and no action was taken. Considerable discussion was indulged in concerning poles for the new Light Plant. Or. Goeser in View of the great number of poles that would accumulate upon our streets favored the leasing of poles from the Standard electric Light company. Messis. Vast inc. Lloyd and Reifsnyder opposed such a course. They did not like the idea of entering into a contract tor ten years. They admitted tiny inconvenience of having to contend with 800 or More additional poles hut they had entered into a contract with the Ruu Isey electrical manufacturing company which required them to furnish the pole and the members a lid not Lei like modifying the agreement. The agreement proposed by the Light. Company was read before Council or. Davis favored leasing the peles in Mill Street. The agreement however included the poles on Mill Market and Bloom streets. Oil motion of or. Lloyd seconded try or Reifsnyder it was ordered that the Light Plant he erected according to the contract. Charles Chalfant esq., representing the Danville and Sunbury Street railway was before Council to present an ordinance relating to a right of Way through certain streets of the Borough he handed the ordinance the clerk Ami asked that it he referred to the committee on streets and Bridges and to the Borough solicitor. No action was taken. The following members were present Davis Deitrich Goeser Swank Fenstermacher Boyer Reifsnyder Vastine Joseph Gibson and Lloyd. The following Hills wore approved for payment Borough department. Labor and i riling ill 09 regular employees. 82.50 Franklin Boyer. .75 Montour american 00.50 Frank Schram 1 do w a to r Dep a it m k it. Regular employees. #138 s3 f. Hartman 35.01 Franklin Boyer 62.5 or m. T. Leduc 39.00 Frank Schram 2.67 j. B. Cleaver. 9.70 ii. B. Patton 20.00 contractor d. J. Rogers has been delayed in Street paving during tie last couple of Days by the non arrival of curbing. The Small shipment which reached Danville lat week was All set up Oil saturday and monday. Thus far this week hut Little More has been done than to trim up the Bottom of the Street and get things in readiness for the steam roller. Yesterday afternoon another ship Mout of curbing was received and last evening the Stone were delivered along the Street. Today the setting of curb will be resumed and this Branch of the work will probably occupy the remainder of the week. The excavation along the two squares on which the work is in Progress is now practically completed and As soon As the curbing is set the steam roller will to Pat on. Or. Rogers has purchased u new roller of eight tons weight which can be increased to ten tons. He stated yesterday that the roller had passed through Harrisburg on its Way to Danville and that he. Expected it to arrive at any Day. During the Early part of next week therefore the steam roller will be at work on Mill Street. After the Street is rolled tin ties will to placed in in Osi Tiomi and course of Concrete will be applied upon which the Brick Are to be Laid. An immense pile of Stone crushed at or. Rogers own Plant at reefs Nydorf a cinder tip along with a lot of Cement is piled up near East Market and Mill streets convenient for use in forming the first course. The paving blocks also Are nearly All on the ground piled up on the sidewalks. Everything is in readiness for the latter stages of the work and when that Point is reached surprising Progress May be made but few hands can be used to any Advant age while the curb is being set. But when that Branch of the work is completed a much larger Force can be employed. Thomas Tuduy badly injured b. F. Hulsizer of Milton was arraigned before Justice Dalton at 2 of clock yesterday afternoon to answer the charge of assault and Battery and larceny. He pleaded guilty both to Trio assault and Battery and larceny and was committed to jail to await the action of the grand jury. Both the larceny and assault it is alleged were committed on tuesday night. If or tally a face is to be taken As evidence the assault was a most vicious one. His left Eye yesterday was closed and his Cheek below was discoloured and swollen. Above the Eye was a deep Gash and further upward of the forehead was another Cut nearly As deep. He received surgical attention from or. Bad Les after the assault and yesterday his face was half concealed by bandages and plasters. Or tally was badly injured and before the Justice he told his Story with considerable Effort. Or. Tally keeps a Saloon on North Mill Street. According to his account about 6 of clock tuesday evening Hulsizer who was no stranger at his place entered his bar room and watching Bis Opportunity attempted to Purlin a bottle of whiskey. The landlord however was suspicious and alleges that he caught him in the act he seized Hulsizer Aud attempted to hold him until the police could be notified. The fellow extricated himself however and turned on ills captor raining four heavy blows upon his tace. Hulsizer escaped from the bar room and was not apprehended until late at night when he was committed to jail to await a hearing. Justice Dalton held Hulsizer for court fixing Hail at #300 for assault and Battery and #100 for larceny. In default of bail lie was committed to jail. Causes open air concert and a dance. Stoesz band will give an open air concert at the court House on Friday night which will no doubt prove a most delightful entertainment. The last concert Given by Stoesz baud at the weigh Scales a couple of weeks ago was much enjoyed. On that occasion however the musicians complain that they were much annoyed Aud that. Their playing was interfered with by the crowd which pressed in upon them the children especially running in among and jostling the players. The members of tin hand kindly ask that they to Given room and some attempt he made to Check unruly Hoys when they next attempt to play upon the Street. Stoesz band will give a dance at Hunters bark on Friday evening september 2nd. In Case of rain the dance will be held in to armory. A Little later in the season the hand has arranged to Chance Oft five tons of Coal at 25 cents in or Chance each Chance taking in the entire five tons. Judge Koch gives option. Pittsburg capitalists operating the Meyersdale and Sanly Bury St have acquired an option on the com her land amp Western poit electric r w sex judge r. H. Koch of Potts Ville is president of the latter company. A mortgage of #1,500,000 is reported to have been placed on record at Somerset by the proposed purchasing Syndicate. It is stated that Only a controlling interest in the Stock is desired. Both roads Are located in m Norvl ii lid one of the worst fires that have occurred since the Reading Iron works were burned some three years ago took let lae it in this City saturday night when the barn of w. H. one of tin Pursel estate adjoining and the building on the rear of Charles Woods property Mill Street were destroyed and much surrounding property damaged. A horse and a cow lost their lives while two carnage Aud a Quantity of Hay Aud Grain went up in Smoko. The lire was of mysterious origin and burned with a fierceness and rapidity that made it hard to control. That quite a conflagration did not ensue was due to tit persist but Aud Well directed efforts of the firemen As Well As to the fact that there was Little wind blowing and the surrounding roofs were thoroughly soaked with the rain which had fallen during the Day. The fire broke out shortly before 11 of clock the discovery it seems was made by several persons at about the same time the building by that time was a Seething mass of fire the flames and smoke pouring out through the devices Between the weather Board. Hon. R s Ammer Mati bad called upon Thomas g. Vincent and tie two men were standing at the front door of the Vincent Home at the Entrance to the Alley leading Down to the lire they detected smoke and wore just on the Point of investigating win n Calvin Lynu Cane running along shouting Quot fire a and pointing to the Amine Rinan barn. R. S. Ammer Mati dashed Down the Alio Quot and was Able to get Ono of the doors open. The Only Lorsa in the building was already surrounded by flames which had burned the hair from his body in Large spots and literally roasted the flesh. Or. Atu Morinan succeeded in dragging the horse from tit Quot burning Harn into the bask Yard of tie family dwelling receiving himself severe Burns about Bis bands or. A Nierman was no sooner in the backyard with the horse than the flame burst from the burning Ham on All sides Aud driven by the slight wind blowing from tie West roared overhead raining Sparks and fire brands Down upon hit. He saw that Bis Only Hope of escaping with the horse was to Lead him through the House to Mill Street. Up to this Point or. And mrs. W. H. Ammerman who were the Only occupant of of by a Lions a saturday night were sleeping soundly in a to on of the first floor a matter of less than fifty feet from where the tire was raging. They w. Re awakened by the sound of the injured horse stamping on the walk outside the window and the Desperak but futile efforts of r. S. Am Merman to Torce open the rear door leading into the office. The fir department responded As promptly As possible after the first alarm was Given. In sending in the alarm a great Deal of credit is due to the thoughtful action of miss Trdla Dauis the Young lady of duty at the Telephone Exchange. The fire was in full View from the opera House of the third floor of which the Exchange is situated Aud during the Progress of the lire the burning brands flew into the open windows of the Exchange. As soon As the fire was discovered miss adans called up Friendship engine House hut owing to the lateness of the hour there was no Ono there to respond without the loss of a moment she called up f. M. Herrington who lives near the Quigne House apprising him of the fire. Or. Herrington is a member of the Friendship fire company and lie ran to tiie engine House Aud rang the Bell which soon brought together a number of the firemen. The blocked condition of Mill Street unavoidable where paving is in under Way impeded the Progress of Trio firemen a Little. The Friendship company acted with this in View and lost hut Little time by going round by front and Chestnut streets one of the companies in attempting to Cross Mill Street at Mahoning ran Ino a pile of Earth. A couple of men were thrown and some confusion ensued but not much time was lost the Continental and Good will companies bad Little difficulty in reaching the fire lows r Mill Street and Penu Street being open. When the firemen reached the burning buildings not Only were the ammonium barn and tie barn on the parse 1 estate both Good sized structures doomed to destruction but the flames had crept up tin allay enveloping or. Woods Harn and threatening to attack the Harn on the rear of r. D. Magill s property and thus communicate to the residence of Pretli notary Vincent. Trio Large building owned by livery Man 0. 0. Moyer on the opposite Side of the Alley from the a Nierman Harn and filled with cabs and carriages was also on fire the flames enveloping the entire Eastern end. Iii addition All the fences near the burning buildings were on fire and the flames were running Oft in All directions the Ammerman Baru was nearly full of Hay and As a result not Only Wath Quot Iii rapid in the extreme but the volume of id i. Was enormous. In be Long tongues of ii Une literally lick i tin rear of tin am Merman and the Brown buildings the tall Apple and other to s at the rear of the my Gill and the Vood properties alone a aved the store buildings there. The shrubbery and the trailing vines which clothed tin rear of the aint Norman continued on fourth Page personal Many repairs paragraphs or. And mrs. Henry Aten of sparrows Point my. Arrived in this City saturday for a visit with relatives. Mrs. O. S. Books and son William returned on saturday from a visit in new York. Mrs. Ida Shaffer of Northumberland spent sunday wit i relatives in this City. Miss Cornelia Prout Lias returned from a visit with relatives in Philadelphia. Miss Lucinda leighow loft saturday evening for a visit with relatives in Plymouth. Miss Anna Angle left on saturday for a visit with Hor brother Percy Angle in Detroit. Laundry Man w. E. Kaso is taking in a trip to Trio St. Louis exposition. He is taking in Tonawanda Buffalo and Niagara Falls Oil route. Mrs. O. J. Gauger of Sullivan Iii., is visiting at the Homo of Henry m. Trumpower. East Market Street. Miss Florence Miller and miss Elizabeth Hurst of Wilkes Barre Are guests at the Home of w. B. Grubb factory Street. Will g. Maiers returned Home from a trip to Boston new York Ami West Point yesterday morning. Jacob Dos tar a Haa returned Home from an extended trip in the West where he took in the St. Louis Exposi Tion besides visiting Chicago and other Points. Mrs. Jam m. Birr last evening returned Home from Allegheny where she spent the past year. Miss Ida Sweisfort is visiting friends in Bloomsburg. Thomas Painter of pottsgrove is the Guy St of Lawrence Hallman Cooper Street. J. J. Roderick postmaster of a anal Dover Ohio accompanied by his wife arrived in this City last evening for a Short visit with old friends. Mrs. Frank Spiel liar left last evening for a visit to Hazleton. Miss Bessie Reeder of Shamokin is visiting at the Home of Elias Woodruff South Danville. A. M. Died left yesterday for Scranton. Saint l Bailey was in Sunbury yesterday. Charloe Hartley of Scranton spent pc store May with Danville friends. E. A. Burdick of Olyphant formerly of this City returned Home yesterday after a several Days stay in Danville. F. 0 Hartman transacted Busin a. In Shickshinny yesterday. O. H. Look Hoof of West Hemlock township left yesterday on the 10 19 d. L. Amp w. Train for St. Louis to. Harry Mitchell of Berwick spent yesterday in this City. Walter Marshall was in Bloomsburg yesterday. Mrs. J. 11. Eyerly and miss Hattie a1 Beck will leave this in Truing for a visit with friends in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Or. W. Austin Pogg of Ossian Iowa arrived in this City yesterday for a visit at the Home of ii is parents or. And mrs. R. J. Pegg Bloom Street. Or. And mrs. T. J. Luckenbill of near Danville Are attending the Heinly family reunion at Kutztown. They will visit relatives in that place for a week. Simon Elleo bogey returned yesterday from a several Days stay in Williamsport. Miss Melino Lyon is visiting friends in Bloomsburg. Miss Edith Jenkins is visiting friends at Kush own. Miss Ada Noj Hart returned to Watsontown yesterday after a visit with Danville friends. Miss Eckert returned to new York City yesterday after a visit with miss Helen Hoffman West Mahoning Street. Edward Kaso of Philadelphia is visiting at the Kase Home West Market Street. Charles Whispell transacted business at Bloomsburg yesterday. Samuel Styer West Hemlock township left yesterday for St. Louis to. James Cor Noli son of Catawissa. Transacted business in this City yester Day. Mrs. Mary shoppers a has r�tnnie�1 from Pittsburg after a very pleasant visit with her daughter mrs. Bownan. The school Board held a regular meeting monday night. Considerable time was Given to the subject of repairs needed on the roofs in order to place the buildings in Good condition for the next term. At the last meeting i. C. Williams was appointed by the Board As an expert to examine the several buildings and report As to their condition. In accordance with the school boards request or. Williams last night made a report As to the necessary repairs. In the first Ward the report showed that the slate roof valleys and gutters of the school building need repairs. All the tin work should be repainted. The Tower needs six new Glass. In the second Ward repairs were recommended for the slate roof Aud gutters. In the third Ward the roof of the building needs repairs on slate Snow shoe and gutters. The tin should be repainted. In the fourth Ward the roof needs repainting and the gutters repairing. The Tower Netjes five new Glass. Of the Frame building the trap door and Chimney need repairing. On tax Welsh Hill building repairs were recommended tor the slate roof and Chimney. Gutters need repairing Aud painting. On motion of or. Greene or. Williams report was accepted and the recommendations were placed in the hands of the building and repair committee. A communication was received from j. M. Hostetter former principal of the third Ward grammar school stating that in is an applicant for a state permanent College certificate and asking for a certificate from Trio Board hero to the effect that in taught three years successfully in the Borough which is a qualification necessary to entitle him to the College certificate. Of motion of or. Pursel it was ordered that the officers he instructed to sign the certificate As requested. The contract for making the two chemistry tables needed in the High school is awarded to s. M. Trum Bower whose hid was #30. W. H. Farley was another bidder his figures being $39 75. On motion it was decided to Parchas one half barrel of Kat Hairo disinfectant for use in the several schools of the Borough. On motion it was decided that the schools by closed on labor Day monday september 5th. Or. Greene called attention of the Board to the extent to which school books Are defaced by pupils. The Borough superintendent was on motion instructed to notify the teachers that the Resolution must be carried out which was previously adopted to the effect that the parents must stand Good for All defacement of the text books which occurs while in the hands of their children. The following members of the school Board were present Harpel Ortli Greene Burns Pursel Haring Werk Heiser von Baoliu Fischer Trum Bower Adams Aud Jacobs. The following Hills were ordered paid Rebecca Lovett. 22.50 Montour Democrat 10.75 mrs. Dye and mrs. I Roe 20.00 Emory Shultz. 1.30 d. O. Williaml 5.60 Friendship fire co 83.68 Ezra Haas .65 Casper Diseroad 12.79 Boyer Bros. 11.45 mrs. Anderson. 4 00 p. Amp r. R. R. Co 107.33 mrs. Mary e. Kinn 20.50 John l. Russell 19.50 u. L. Gordy. 2.12 laying pipe in the canal. The d. L. W. Railroad company yesterday began Trio laying of pipe in the canal for the new Culvert at Church Street. The pipe arrived several Days ago and yesterday morning was unloaded from the car and rolled to the spot where it is Noo Dod. The pipe is of cast Iron three feet in diameter each joint with one exception being twelve feet Long. The pipe is very unwieldy and heavy and is handled with difficulty How Ever with the facilities at band no difficulty is anticipated in getting the several joints into position in to la a hot Tom of the canal. The water course formed by the pipe eight joints in All will be nearly one Hundred feet Long. On this tin Gummi will he dumped until the entire area Over the canal is filled up to Corres Pond with the Width of the Street in eluding sidewalks. Labor Day at Dewitt s Park. One of the features of the labor Day picnic which or. Dewitt is making arrangements for at his Riverside Park will to two games of base Ball Between the old timer reserves and the Bloomsburg y. M. C. A. The morning game will take place at 10 of clock Sharp and the afternoon game at 3 o clock. The old timer reserves have been playing very Good Ball and it is a Well known fact that there is nothing slow about the Bloomsburg team. Each of the two games will possess a full measure of interest. Or. Dewitt on labor Day will throw his Park open to the Public As on the fourth of july when so Many people found rest and recreation at that resort. In addition to Baso Ball there will be foot races dancing and sports of various kinds. I r. Dewitt spark never presented a More attractive appearance than at present the dense foliage casts Cool and refreshing shadows All around the grass which grows abundantly is Well trimmed and the Park with its Ponds and refreshing Wells holds out an invitation which it is hard to resist of a summer Day. New Wash pipe. Tin water commissioners have men at work digging up the a a Wash pipe at the rear of the water works which Are used to Drain off the water used in washing Trio filter tubs. The River Bank at this Point has moved slightly since last Winter which has caused the Terra Cotta pipe used to spread apart. The old pipe will by thrown out and to prevent a repetition of the trouble Iron pipe will be substituted. The work will he finished in a Day or so. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and description work a Bridge magi ii. Jolt o. Mrs. Hau Ali c. Russell widow of Andrew f. Russell granddaughter of general William Montgomery the founder of Danville on tuesday passed the 90th Milestone of life a journey. Yesterday she was found seated contentedly in a pleasant apartment of the old Montgomery mansion at the Corner of Mill and Bloom streets surrounded by the relics of her Early life while the Day which marked the beginning of another year of Martli shed its sunlight and the fragrance of the Vintage season auspiciously about her. Time has indeed dealt kindly with the venerable woman. Hearing May be slightly impaired but memory and every other faculty of the mind is keen and in conversation it is difficult to realize that one is facing a person of four score years and ten. Mrs. Russell is one of two grandchildren of general William Mont Gomery who still survive the other one being mrs. Caroline Haseltine of Youngstown Ohio. Of the More Remote descendants of the founder of Danville there Are a Large number including not a few of the most prominent people of our own town. Mrs. Russell is the daughter of Alex Ander Montgomery a brother of Daniel Montgomery for whom Danville was named. A daughter of Daniel Montgomery Mary became the wife of or. Another daughter married Boyd. The children resulting from these two marriages grandchildren of Daniel Montgomery for whom Danville was named Are r. D. And James Magill mrs. Hannah Shultz mrs. Mary Kline James Boyd of Harrisburg Joseph Boyd of Danville and mrs. William Mcclure of Columbia. The late d. M. Boyd of this City whose widow and daughter miss Elsie live in Danville was also a Sou of John o. Boyd Aud grandson of Daniel Montgomery. Mrs. Russell is a charming conver rationalist and after imparting the above facts As to genealogy indulged in several pleasing bits of description of life As it existed Here when she was Young. It was mrs. Russells father Alexander Montgomery who in 1830 built the Brick residence below the site of tie old furnaces on Northumberland Street which for Many years past Lias belonged to the proprietors of the Iron works and occupied by the families of their superintendents. Mrs. Russell was Horn in a log House a Short distance Helow the site of the present Brick dwelling. Her fatties was owner of All the land reaching to the River Aud extending from Lover s leap to Church Street. The entire tract was under cultivation Aud Cut up into fruitful Fields. Even at a much later period the Only houses in Danville beside the Montgomery mansion at Mill and Bloom streets was a Small number of houses clustering about the Ridge of land in the Vicinity of what is now the Montour House. Mrs. Russell remembers Wien an Index Board stood where the Weiglin Scales Are at present located pointing Sou Eliward with the legend a this Way to Danville. The town then was not in sight from that Point. Mill Street was a country Road and passed Over a deep hollow which left t he head of a Man on horseback alone in View from the Montgomery hornets lie Rode southward into Danville. Mrs. Russell took occasion to Correct the prevailing error that Quot Bald top As it is known now was from time immemorial destitute of Trees. Time was when it was clothed with Timber the same As other portions of Montour Ridge. It was mrs. Russells father Wiio denuded the Mountain at that Point of its Timber. He attempted to farm the Mountain top but was soon glad to abandon the idea. It was easy enough to raise wheat or Rye of Bald top but it baffled the Fame re a skill to get the crop Down from the Mountain. One years experience was All or. Montgomery wanted. The Fine old Brick dwelling erected by Alexander Montgomery is remarkably Well built Aud was a pretentious dwelling in its Day. It is to some extent fire proof and none but Kiln dried lumber was used in its construction. Mrs. Russell yesterday showed bet visitors a Roll of Wall paper left Over when the pallor was papered 84 years ago. Mrs. Russell soon alter her marriage. With her husband removed to Davenport Iowa. Tho couple were among Trio pioneers of the town. They were the tenth family in the place. During their residence in Davenport Tlisov built a dwelling with a cellar which was the first luxury of that kind known in Davenport. After four years they returned to Danville. Or. Russell departed this life some Twenty years ago. Mrs. Rus sell Happy in Hor old age continues to reside with her children in the old mansion built by her famous Grandfather Winch Lias been her Home for nearly fifty years. Trolley oars have arrived. Tho trolley cars for the Danville and Bloomsburg Street railway company a full description of which was Given in these columns last week passed through this City yesterday Enrooth to Bloomsburg. The cars were taken to Bloomsburg purely As a matter of convenience the plan being to unload them at that place onto Trio tracks of the Colombia and Montour Street railway company and to bring them Down Over that line to Trio track of the Danville amp rooms Turig Street railway at fishing Creek. The cars will be brought to Danville of september 10th. Trio Quot Bloomsburg daily of yesterday confirms Trio american in its flattering description of the trolley cars. The a daily says the new trolley cars for the Danville Aud Bloomsburg electric Railroad arrived at Tho d. L it a. Sta i Tion this morning the cars Are of a j handsome design Ami Are the finest in a Liis Section. The sub contractors Tjo will build the piers and abutments of the new River Bridge began work tuesday. Only half a dozen men of so were employed during the Forenoon the work done being limited mostly to the removal of Irons &c., preparatory to the tearing Down of the two spans of the old Bridge remaining. Daring an interview with messes. Barry and Leonard two members of the contracting firm tuesday a representative of the american was informed that the work on the Bridge in possible from now on will proceed without any interruption. The plans of the contractors Are somewhat Dis arranged through the non arrival of the cranes &c., which it seems have gone astray. These were shipped at Connellsville a week ago but yesterday their whereabouts were not known a tracer was sent on their track and pending their arrival at Danville a limited number of men will be kept at work tearing Down the old Structure. The contractors will build a trestle work carrying a doable Railroad track Clear across the River just below the Bridge which will communicate with the Pennsy tracks by Means of a switch. The proposition to build a switch intersecting the Laud of h. H. Vastine Hoover Bros and j. H. Kase has been abandoned and the switch will come in below the Bridge branching off from the siding below the cattle Yard Aud intersecting the land of w. F. Gearhart. Six big steam Power derricks will be installed in the River to raise the material from the cars of the temporary treat lid which will be built some four feet above the water. In addition to the six steam derricks the Plant will contain a steam Concrete mixer which will be installed at the South Side of the River. All the modern appliances will be employed and the work will proceed rapidly. There Are 4,400 Cobio Yards in the contract and with the facilities at command 100 Yards can be completed per Day. According to the terms of the contract messes. Caldwell Barry and Leonard Are required to have the Southern abutment and the pier next to it completed in 40 Days. By that time the King Bridge company will come on with the Iron work for the superstructure. By the time the first Span is completed the sub contractors will have other piers ready Aud thus the two department of the work will Advance at the same rate. By the fifteenth of december the sub contractors most be through with their work and off the ground. According to calculation the King Bridge company with the Iron work will be close upon the heels of the sub contractors during the entire Job and when the finishing touches Are put upon the last pier Aud abutment the superstructure will he nearly completed. Thus it will be seen that prospects Are fair for an Early completion of the Bridge. Preliminary injunction refused. A special session of court was held saturday morning with associate or. S. Y. Thompson on the Bench for the purpose of hearing argument on an injunction prayed for by the Dauville Aud Sunbury Street railway company restraining the Danville and Bloomsburg Street railway company it al., from laying the tracks of that railway on certain streets in Danville. The Danville and Sunbury company was represented by Charles Chalfant 0. 0. Yetter and w. Kase West. James Scarlet of this City and Grant herring of Bloomsburg represented the Dauville and Bloomsburg Street railway. The applicants were provided with a Bond of $5000. On opening the Case Charles half aut requested the attorneys for tiie defendants to state whom they represented. In responding or Scarlet explained that he represented the Dan Ville and Bloomsburg Street railway company the Dauville and Riverside Street railway company w. F. La As Coe the Standard construction company the Borough of Danville Aud All persons interested. After hearing argument by the counsel the preliminary injunction was refused by the court the Bill to remain without prejudice. Old fair grounds As a farm. Livery Man Erwin Hunter Lias this year raised four Hundred bushels of Oats on the old fair ground adjoining his Park. The crop was threshed out yesterday when the yield was determined As above stated. Or. Moser with his was employed and did the work very quickly threshing just one Hundred Aud Twenty bushels of Oats in one hour. The Oats was Cut Aud shocked some Days ago Aud the threshing was done directly from the Field. The Oats is Only one of several Good crops that or. Hunter this year has raised in the old fair grounds which in Point of productiveness is very admirably holding its own with the farms of the county. Plate Glass broken the Large plate Glass window of leg Era a drug store was broken by a Stone which struck it during the fire saturday night. The Stone or rather the Mere fragment of one Piekow up is said to have been hot which has Given Rise to the theory that it came from the fire where the heat probably caused a explosion
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