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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - December 8, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for the i he circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american subscription $1 per year us. Sikying u. In Ninus Dent is r. A it a Ivr hour % a m. To / u iou Mill St., / a 1�?~. M Danville. A. Shl Ltd m. 425 my. St., . In a. Kit i East suf the stomach Hihi i a spec Salt j p. Sulk. Dentist it Fth Kis Mill to Kkt. It he the kxtr�rl4��l without p Crown mid Lar stiff work h specially. Qut Ppd with the latest nil n it St improved Lohrum Elm and pre sired to execute the most difficult work. Or c. H Reynolds a dentists 288 Mill St., Danville a. try in All it branches. Charges moderate and All work guaranteed. 1892 him i is in news. A to bins i o being a elected beware of Tiiu ice to oink people. H i m tearing is being revived in Many places i Yoor a now shovel out now and use it properly. Lie e should be punish Anent for the woman who scrubs her sidewalk in weather. 2.lie Turkey will not to a popular him on Christmas unless to shall be it ooze cheaper after this spell of weather look out ton mow. Already the plumber is looking ahead to the harpist of Frozen pips the Reg Brwst must be packing up a for easter a really. The Scarcity of water is causing a Zeip of trouble in in a in v parrs of the a Jou utry. The condition at this season is looked upon As phenomenal 44 Zhoua. A the new name suggested for the United states will not do. It a sounds too much like a self playing piano or a breakfast food. Circus owners Are getting together to abolish the window lithographs and Pames for a it season. This is to cover everybody except the newspaper Man. He will heretofore the King Bee of the situation. Vogels minstrel will give two performances at the that re next saturday december 10th. Hanting Deor with do a proved to be co try for a party of Pitt burgers who hunted in Clearfield county. The 4 Johnny of the spot was a game Warden. Just now there Are a great Many. Country people who have joined the a water procession. Torn an consults the thermometer More faithfully than does the Eoal. Dealer in Benin the parents Are prosecuted it their children Are killed or injured by the trolley lines instead of the a companies this tends to keep the lit die ones off the streets. Stroudsburg dealers will ship from Llod Ioe county to the Philadelphia in amp re tit this month 150 carloads of Christmas to it est Over 40 less than last year. Krliu to liver was not Only the first to participate in the first Sleigh ride of the season yesterday afternoon but the first to Sleigh ride Over the new paving on Mill Street. The Goose Bone Man is beginning to say 441 told you so. A Lett legislature provide at once for the Law for general information. Many towns hereabouts Are suffering for water. One of the features of a recent Lan a Canter of duty wedding was a three hour Sermon. Perhaps the Clergyman a was in rely trying to earn his fee. To immunize yourself against pen Arnoma take a Long walk daily in the a open air and when you go to be a ventilate your sleeping apartment. Judged it is the Holiday Rudi the Rusa that is growing from Yar to year �4 a this country will no Var be entirely free until it supplies All of i is own deman is with its own productions. Vol. 4d--no 41. Danville. 1a thursday december s. 11 01 established in 185r> in on the Street eights Tuncil the matter of Street lights is now attracting Gem ral attention and causing sons a durable talk throughout Danville these Short Winter Days when the Sun is of duty a few hours out of every 21. It is the result of the Aro lights not being turned on until after dark in the evening and shut off before Dawn. These hours of darkness exist at a time when tire majority of the people in town need Light the worst. Persons of their Way to and Iron work or business Are compelled to feel their Way through the Sorro onding blackness of the night or morning at the risk of life and limb by tripping of j Ance on the fire Eugine houses were Borough Council met in regular session Friday. The members present were Ceser David Gibson Vastine Davis Boyer Fensin Nachber Joseph Gib on Lloyd Britrich Swank and Reifsnyder. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Borough treasurer s report was read and accepted. It was moved and seconded that the heading Railroad company he requested to place a watchman at the Spruce and Center streets Crossings. Motion carried. Of motion of or. Jibs a the i Sui elks Lodge of sorrow dilapidated sidewalks or falling Over an Einband Koeut. This unpleasant condition of affairs follows the Steps Tak eur by tie City authorities some time ago. When they in order to economize decreased the hours of lighting tie streets from 13 and 14 hours to 12. The City contract with the Standard electric Light company for Street lights closed of november 1. At Liat Lime the municipal Light Plant was expected to be in operation by december 15. The Standard electric Light company for the Short intervening period refused to renew the contract with the City for the same Price that the contract for a year called for. Consequently the City was obliged to pay a higher rate or be without any Light at All during the following month ind a half. So in order to equalize things or rather economize the City authorities adopted the plan of shortening the hours of burning the Light. Orders were issued to Start them at it of clock in the evening and to Tiro them out at i in the morning doubtless not taking into consideration the Long period of darkness the streets would be engulfed in before Aud after turning on Aud off the current. Had the question at Issue been necessary earlier cd the season when the Days were longer and the nights Shorter it would have worked All right. Now the situation is vastly different Aud there is too much risk at stake to permit the present condition of affairs to continue. Danville citizens Are placed under great inconvenience. While the method taken to save the City a Little expense May be a commendable one on the part of those who brought it is looked upon and referred to As false Economy pure and simple. Change the order of things. It May save trouble and untold expense. The Little extra it will co6t the City for the few hours More Light demanded would he Small in comparison to a suit for damages. That Woald be a expensive luxury win or lose. Another lights should Burn longer is because of the uncertainty of the length of time that Rubt elapse before the municipal Plaut can be put in operation. One thing is sure. It will not be ready on december 15. The Light committee is having trouble of its own. It is relative to poles being delivered that do not measure up to the Standard the specifications Call for. They Are being condemned right along Aud Many were in position that will have to be removed from the holes Aud replaced with others. Then until that obstacle is overcome there will be no municipal electric Light Plant in Danville that leaves Bui Oue Way out of the present difficulty. Arrange for the present Light to Burn from the first Shadow of darkness to the first gleam of Light the next morning. Progressing More rapidly. The Horseheads construction company is certainly entitled to credit for what it has accomplished this week relative to pushing the Iron work on the new Bridge along. The second Span is up the last piece having been placed in position last night. Work was begun of it of sunday. And ouly four Days consumed in putting the Many heavy sections of Iron together. That was the most rapid advancement made by the company since operations were started Aud if the present Speed continues it will not be a great while that the Public will he obliged to depend upon an on certain ferry to get across the River. The third Span will be started As soon As the false work is in position Aud will he pushed towards completion As rapidly As circumstances will permit. Every indication now Points to a speedy completion of the Bridge the contractors having determined to finish it at the earliest possible moment. A matter of health ordered renewed with the companies which they Are now insured. The Light committee reported that a number of the poles for the municipal Light Plant Are too Small and have been condemned. Some that Are in position will have to lie taken out and replace d with others. No poles under 7 inches at the top will be accepted by the committee. Joseph Gibson stated that he had been informed that the Good will fire company a building was being used for improper purposes not by members of the but by outsiders who had secured keys in some manner. On motion it a decide 1 to Dis affirm the matter of the judgments entered against prop try holders for non payment of taxes and ordered the tax collector to collect the taxes. Or. Watts who has charge of planting the new electric Light poles desired to know if he woo id he compelled to pot Down 35 foot poles where he could t raise them on account of wires or to use his judgment where such obstacle4 were eur countered and Cut them off. He was instructed to use Bis own judgment. The tax collector was exonerated from the taxes of 1902 and 1903. Or. represent Tivo of the Watertown Eugine company who was in town a few Days ago stated to a councilman while Here that the engine ordered for the electric i get Plaut Woald not give satisfaction when ran with 05 Pound pressure. It would not last a year. He advised that 85 Pound pressure and a feed pump be used on the a no engine. In was decided to order the pump from the Watertown engine company Aud Council to stand half of the expense. Borough department regular employees f 82 50 Standard electric Light co 409 21 Standard Gas co. 3.00 s. J. Welliver 1.15 h. Prentiss 2.00 g e. Lunger 1 00 John w. Farnsworth 15.00 j Miles Peifer amp co. 15.00 Franklin Boyer. 2 25 e. C. Yeager. 5.87 i labor and Hanling. 52.58 George f. Keefer 74 50 water department. P. Amp r r. R. Co regular employees labor Aud hauling Washington fire co. S. J. Welliver Atlantic refining co Boyer Bros. Franklin Boyer Standard Gas co h b. Patton 0100.80 137.00 34.90a 75 1.20 j 8.75 28.05 19 07 10. �0 20 00 death of firs. Harvey Rhodes. Mrs. Harvey Rhodes who was taken ill with typhoid fever about ten Days ago and was removed to the Mary Packer Hospital Suu Bory of Friday last died monday evening. Mrs. Rhodes was forty two years of age. Her husband Harvey Rhodes it will be remembered was badly burned about five years ago by stepping into a Pool of molten Iron at the Bessemer steel Plant. Or. Rhodes was in Philadelphia recovering from the amputation of his foot when the news reached him of the serious illness of his wife. Beside her husband mrs. Rhodes is survived by two daughters Geraldine of this City and mrs. Ashley Knapp of East Danville also a sister mrs. Sarah Pegg of two Brothers Charles Giger of Philadelphia and Morton Giger of Sudbury. &akin0 powder absolutely pure ims to substitute funeral of Newton Reifsnyder. The funeral of Newtou h. Rei Sny i Der took place Stoin the residence of j his brother Thomas heirs under Church i a treet tuesday afternoon at two o clock. Rev. S. B. Evans of Saint haul s methodist episcopal Church ,. Officiated. The pall bearers were to. Is i .1 ibb trn Lewis Kessler Beu Vainiu a Fowlke William Crotty Arthur freeze i j and Charles schuster la Termeus was i made in Fairview cemetery. Or and mrs a. C. Keif Snyder son j John and daughter Rena of Altoona a attended the Faneta. The Board of health of West Berwick in its Leport to the Borough Council tuesday night estimated that there have been in All not less Tuliau two Hundred cases of measles in that place. The disease it is thought Hab pretty Well Ruu its course. Smokers take warning. With the approach of Christmas when the stores Are crowded with shoppers Aud everybody a attention is Given to buying and selecting gifts it is Well to heed the warning Given against carrying lighted cigars into the stores. The habit is not Only a injustice and a risk to the proprietors of the stores but is dangerous As Well no Man would Oare to jeopardize other people just because of a desire to smoke Aud any Man would surely do without smoking Long enough to make a Purchase or accompany his wife or children 011 a shopping tour. When stores Are crowded with goods it is a hard proposition for a Man or boy with a lighted Cigar to Dodge around w without coming in Contier w Ith the materials Laid out for display Aud much of this material would in note easily and cause the proprietor 1 loss of thousands of dollars. The warning should lie Boyol and All persons would profit by it. L he impressive order of exercises of the Lodge of sorrow was carried out by the Daub Lllan b. P. O. Elks in the opera House sunday after Cou be Tore a Large an i representative audience. It has never before bet 11 the Good Fortune of any great Nuu Iler of Danville people to witness this Beautiful service and the impression of solemnity that the dig fied mourning for the dead left opon the minds of those present is Oue that will not soon be forgotten. The services were of a character that showed for what purpose this order exists Aud those who were inclined to think that the social Side of Elk dom predominates were not Loath to change their opinion. As exalted Roler Charles Chalfaut opined the exercises Aud the officers responded As to what were their several duties the vast audience was shown at once tie real object of the Lodge of sorrow. Clyde c. . Of the blooms Burg Lodge delivered the Eulogy. Or. Yetter said that the elks had not come out of Idle and morbid curiosity but that it was considered a privilege to commune with the absent ones Aud that it was with feelings of sacred duty that a due in each year had been set apart when the members of the order might recall the pleasant memories of departed Brothers James Scarlet. Esq., delivered a magnificent oration. It breathed the spirit of True and pore Elk dom and at All times was Clear in its meaning. Or Scarlet has never been heard where he spoke with Mote sincerity Aud greatness of thought. His delivery was forceful and he was Elc neut throughout. Or. Scarlet spoke of the objects of the b. P. O. Elks 111 general and of the Lodge of sorrow in particular. We should write the faults of our departed Brothers upon the Sands but the Beauty of their lives should he engraved upon the tablets of lore and memory so that the remembrance May be a help to the living. The social Side of life so a emissary to a progressive existence is exemplified by the elks As by no other order. The objects of the organization Are Benevola ice Charity Justice brotherly love and Fidelity of these Benevolence is the most significant. It includes Justice courage Devotion and love it requires a moral and generous nature Aud promotes happiness everlasting. The musical numbers were remarkable tor their Beauty each one being most appropriate to the occasion. Wyles excellent orchestra was never heard to such Good advantage it num. Bero l fourteen musicians including a full complement of strings Aud the rendition of the a ibo Horii a to Oil Quot selection was faultless. Or. Eugene h. Miles played a trombone Solo the a evening Star Quot song from Wagner s Tau Hauser. It was artistically played Aud Well accompanied the orchestra As a whole deserves great credit miss Mary Derr of Lewisburg the Well Guowo Soprano contributed two us tubers. She sings delightfully and at All times True. Her work shows culture Aud goo 1 training and she sings with much expression miss Margaret Amine Man an Al ways Welcome Singer also rendered a Solo. Miss Miner Maui a voice is one that is most attractive having a Quality and Timber such As is rarely heard. She always pleases an i is always Teady to assist in work of this character. Walter Russell Sang a but the lord is mindful of his own Quot in a most acceptable manner. Or Russell is heard too rarely As his voice is truly wonderful. Volume purity and depth Are All there and should be taken advantage of. The entire program was rendered without a hitch. The stage was set most appropriately. A Large emblematic Board wit i the letters a a a. P. O. illuminated with Many coloured incandescent lights made a striking effect. The Bloomsburg Lodge with their ladies attended the exercises coming to Danville in two special cars. Members of the order from Berwick Cata Wissa and other soroa Diug towns were also in attendance. The doors were closed at 2 15 Sharp and the usual disc Urbanci s arising from late Comers was entirely eliminated. Paragraphs Charles e. Raudal editor of the cat Alissa news item was a Danville visitor 011 sunday. Miss Mary Derr of Lewisburg was the guest of ii m. Selio Cli of this City on sunday. Mrs. Sal lie Baylor and son Charles of Catawissa spent sunday afternoon in this City. Fred w. Dash of Wilkes Barre spent sunday with John b. Mccoy West Market Street. Miss Jessie Unger of Bloomsburg was the guest of mrs. Alice Brooks Beaver Street of sunday. Miss Nelle Geringer of Manassas Virginia is the guest of Liei sister mrs. W. E. Gosh. George Frick of new y Ork City is visiting his Mother mrs. E. M. Frick West Market Street. F. O. Sli Lienberger of Taliej Berwick Enterprise spent sunday with friends in this City. Or. Walter e. Dru Flieller of Berwick spent sunday with ills parents at hotel Oliver. Eleaser Maier returned yesterday to Philadelphia after a several Days visit j at the Home of Elias Maier. Leo. S. Coyne of Scranton transacted business in this City yesterday. L. W. A. Ramsey and h. A. Lip Pinott of the Gurnsey electrical company of Philadelphia transacted business in this City yesterday. Thomas Kinlin Aud sister miss Alice Kinlin of Jerseytown spent yesterday with friends in this City. Mrs. Reuben Boyer Aud her Mother mrs. Walden Lett yesterday for a visit with friends at Selinsgrove. W. J. Reee of Shamokin transacted Bui Priess in this cite yesterday. Mrs. Mary Keizer Aud Sou Frank left yesterday tor Sunbury where they will reside. Constable d. T. Roller of Orangeville. Transacted business in this City yesterday. W. G. Smith who is employed 011 the state Road Between this City Aad maus Dale Lett last evening on a business trip to Milton. Charles Rudderow of Philadelphia representing w. F. Potts amp sons company Tiu plate and galvanized Iron roofing manufacturers called of the Trade in this City yesterday. George f. Hart of Williamsport was a Danville visitor yesterday. F. P. Johnson and son Warren the Curneil yesterday from a trip to Philadelphia Thomas c. Welch esq., transacted business in yesterday. Owns Booths bed. John w. Vogel whose minstrels Bear Bis name is the owner of one of the finest private cars used in the theatrical business. It is very Large and fitted up with All the comforts and Louveni deuces that Are found in a most luxurious Home. One piece of furniture of which or. Vogel is particularly proud is a bed this is of the folding style made of solid Cherry Aud provided with the Best Aud most expensive Springs and mattress this was the bed used by Edwin Booth of his last tour throughout this country when he and Lawrence Barrett were Starling jointly. The Bootle Barrett combination of course had its private car Aud after the death of the Emu but tragedian the car was taken Back to its builders and sold the company removing most of the expensive fittings. When or. Vogel was having Bise car built noticed this bed. And not knowing its history made the remark that it would in1 a Nice piece of furniture for Bis car. When the travelling Home was delivered the minstrel owner was astonished to find the coveted bed in Pilace and then the builders told him its history. Vogel s minstrels will appear in Danville on saturday. Officers elected. At the regular meeting of Lotas Cou calve. No. 127, improved order of her Sophs held last evening in Odd Fellows Hall the following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year past Archon Elmer e. Peters Arclou Elward w. Gibson Provost David k Haring prelate William k. Lunger Secretary c g. Cloud financier w. L. Mcclure treasurer. Edward w. Wetzel Cusp motor Harry e. Seidel Warden h. H Stetler Sentinel Benjamin Sanford trustees a o. Greene p. H. Yousf w. B. Gearhart representatives to the supreme convention to be held in Milwaukee Wisconsin Jane 1905, John Kilgus and w. M. Lloyd. Danville boys Success. It will be Gratifying to the friends of Charles r. Ubelhart son of David Shellhart of this City Ami who left Danville about two years ago and located in Pittsburg to learn that he is meeting with great Success As a gospel Singer. He is now doing evangelistic services and his ability in that direction is highly it Abseil by both press and people. Possessing a Fine Rich Tenor voice of rare Power and sweetness Lias made him a favorite wherever he Lias api geared in Public. Or. Ubelhart was educated in the schools of Danville and for a year prior to his leaving Here he was assistant Secretary of the y. M. C. A. Danville lad s to e mysterious disappearance of car rare s. Carr fourteen year old son of John a. Carr of this City from the Home of a relative in Allegheny City ame to Light last evening when or. Carr sought the Aid of the press in his of Deavor to find his son. Clarence car was employed at the Danville silk Mill until some months ago. When he went to reside with his aunt mrs. John in Ness at Allegheny City. Early in november or. Carr received a Lett Ltd from his Sou saying that he was homesick and wanted to re turn to Danville the Money for his car fare was about ready to be forwarded when word was received from mrs Luness saying that the ouly trouble with the boy was a passing homesickness and that if he were to remain with her a Little while longer perhaps he would he All right. The Hoy being of a determined disposition. However decided to return Home and of the afternoon of novem Bor 18th, while or. And mrs. Inness were away from Home the lad started out leaving nothing behind to indicate where he had gone. The aunt non her return gave no thought of the boy thinking i is absence was Only temporary and that he would soon return. As the time passed and he failed to torn 11 p the fears of or. And mrs. Inness that he Iii left the Home in Allegheny City for Good grew into a certainty. Word was immediately sent to or. and since that time every Effort to locate the lad has been made hut not the slight St clue has been obtained As to his whereabouts. Claience s. Carr is fourteen years and three months of age. To has dark curly hair Black eyes and is slightly built. When he left Allegheny City he wore knee trousers a sweater Aud a Cap. Or. Carr stated last evening that he Hail employed every Means at his command to find the that he Hopes that news of his souls whereabouts May come to him through the Aid of the press. Clean the sidewalks. I11 Many places in Danville the dog killed. Yesterday morning a dog 111 aft a might thug to Cross the trolley track near the Power House at Grovania was struck by a car Utida instantly killed or Dinace relative to cleaning sidewalks has not been observed since the might a storm on monday afternoon. Ignite a number of walks Are covered with ii making them dangerous to pedestrians. A especially is this the ease at night and the obstruct ions should he removed. Ferry again running. The ferry boat resumed operations yesterday morning and made regular trips All Day. The Tream was practically Clear of Fiji ling ice but the Low stage of the water made it necessary for the ferry men to keep a close watch in order to avoid running aground. That was the Only Feri Riib difficulty they had to contend with but notwithstanding it. They made fairly Good time in getting across. A f first class performance. The Harrisburg Star Independent under Date of december a the 1904,contains the following criticism of tonight a play at the Danville opera House a notwithstanding the inclement weather of yesterday afternoon and last evening two Large audiences witnessed two artistic productions of a in the Shadow of the Gallows a a play of the real melodramatic Type. This play is on the Bills for performances again this evening and tomorrow afternoon and evening. It is one of the few plays with so sensational a title that i without unreasonable climaxes a the kind that Are often pot into a play to make it appear Good. 4�?~in the Shadow of the Gallows deals with nothing but facts. It is a Story of love deceit Aud conspiracy. Of course All the wrongs Are righted and the guilty ones suffer hut these climaxes come in their proper places Aud when the play is finished the general impress Ion is that a most interesting Story has been told. It is a play that leaves most favourable impression. The sensational climaxes add strength to the Story Aud none Are overdrawn. There Are Many scenes that Are real including a wild dash of a locomotive a Cross the stage a court scene and other realistic effects the comedy is original Aud pleasing Aud the pathos Strong. The company is a Good one and the several roles showed careful study. Miss Mayme Hoff As the captains daughter was attractive Graceful and at times powerful. Edith m. Cooke As a Arabella a was a Success and Bertha Mordock As a sister Celia and Emma g. Field in the role of Zoila St. Mar a were Ideal in their interpretations. Marie Nielson had a Good Pirt As a Gallie Dean a Aud did Well. Bert Huck Nan As a John Ber trim a was a Clever Otoi and Jack Lawrence gave the role of a Percy Clifford the proper rendition. The balance of the cast were no to the Standard and received Many expressions of approval from the expected soon. The Dynamo for the new electric Light Plant is expected hero in about the Roe weeks. It Wilt probably take another week to set it up and get it in shape for operation. Hay be arabian peddle. Hundreds of people continue to View the head of the the murdered Man on exhibition at Farrow a undertaking rooms. Shamokin Aud so far positive identification is no nearer than the first Day of the finding of the head. It seems to be the general opinion that the victim was an arabian vender of rugs and shawls who paid frequent visits to Shat oui and Vicinity. The ouly difference perceptible is in the color of the Mustache it being contended by Many that the arabian had a much Darker Mustache than the victims. However the arabian Lias not been seen in the Region since the murder and is known to have been Here just prior to the commission of the heinous crime. No clues of any Merit have developed in the past week or ten Days and now it seems As if the bringing of the guilty parties to Justice Dej ends upon entirely the identification of the head. The most a Al Carle the journal containing the proceedings of the thirty third annual convention of the protestant episcopal Church in the diocese of Central Pennsylvania held in Trinity Church Williamsport. Pa., june 14 and 15, 1904, is out. It shows reports front each Church in the diocese giving the number of baptized persons Aud communicants. The estimated value of All the Church properties in tie diocese is also included in the a reports. The report from Christ Church this City gives the estimated value of the Church at iloti.000. This includes the Charon building rectory Chapel and cemetery. In the formation of the new or the diocese of Harrisburg Christ Church is the most valuable in the new diocese. There is but one other Church in the now diocese that exceeds the valuation of Christ Church by a few thousand dollars. That is St. James Church Lancaster tilt total value of which is placed at $110,000. This amount is in addition to the Church building Yeates school Bishop Bowmans Home and St. James orphanage. The estimated value of Trinity Church and Christ Church Williamsport is $77,000"aad $00,000, respectively. In the old diocese of Central Pennsylvania Christ Church Danville was considered the handsomest Aud most Complete Chorch building in the Dio Cese Aud there Are none to exceed it in the new a fact that should cause the members of the local Parish to feel prouder of it thao Ever. Or. Hanning undecided. The Rev. Or. Manning the newly elected Bishop of the Harrisburg diocese Lias not yet announced his decision As to whether he will accept or decline his election to the head of the new diocese. Tuesday the committee appointed at the Lancaster convention comprising James a Lamberton Esq of Harrisburg Rev. Edward Henry Eckel and the Rev. George Foley of Williamsport Aud the Rev. Or. Breed of Lancaser called on or. Maiming at the vicarage of St. Agnes in new York City and officially notified him of his election As Bishop of the new diocese. I was about 1 of clock in the afternoon when the committee called on or. Mauning. And the conference lasted far into the evening. After the conference it was announced that the Rev. Or. Maiming will reply to the invitation within a Lew Days though he Lias three weeks in which to decline or accept the Bishopric. The general impression now is that doctor Manning will accept though his Large Aud Iuliu Rutial congregation of St. Agnes s Chapel will Endeavor to retain him As their Leader. Great pressure from without the City is being exerted non the Rev. Or. Mauning that he accept the Call to this important new diocese. Telegrams Aud letters urging his acceptance have been received at the Parish Bouse from Many influential churchmen a from Bishops lectors and laymen. At the same time Many prominent members of the new York diocese Are petitioning the doctor to remain in the great Parish of Trinity of which St. Agues holds a important place. The salary in the new Field is $4,000, while the salary at St. Agues is $7,000 Williamsport a Board of Trade. H. R. Laird the hustling Secretary and business manager of the Ever Active go ahead Aud Stop at no obstacle Board of Trade of the City of Williamsport has issued his last quarterly Board of Trade bulletin for the year of 1904. It put in a appearance at the office of the morning news last night and As usual it is filled with interesting statistics showing what Lias been accomplished by the Queen City a Board of Trade daring the past three months. The bulletin to quote from its own pages is a sufficient to coup ice everybody that while the rest of the country has been bewailing the existence of a depression Williamsport has Bren a doing and it was through the untiring efforts of the Board of Trade that so much has been accomplished for the welfare and growth of the Metropolis of of Norvl Pennsylvania a the Ideal City for Home or business a was her citizens love to say. By following the example set by the Williamsport Board of Trade other boards of Trade might greatly Benefit the cities or Tow tvs in which they Are interested. A Little activity of their part might instill some life and vigor into the inhabitants of the municipalities they represent and the two bodies acting together As a unit As they do in Williamsport might work wonders. It might even result in a Boom. Farmers hotel changes hands. The Farmers hotel Mill Street has changed hands and former proprietor j. C Wenzel has removed to Sun buy. William Spade and William Snyder formerly of the Cigar manufacturing firm of Snyder a to be the new landlords. Return engagement. Danville favourites the always Welcome Murray amp Mackey big comedy company will a at the opera House for three nights commencing monday december 12th, with All new plays. Monday night a heart of the Bine Ridge a tuesday night mrs. Leslie Carter s version of a Duchess do bar by a a wednesday matinee a East Lynne Quot wednesday night Quot across the ladies 20 Cut tickets opening night if reserved before 5 p. In. Monday. Job printing the Ohice of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and i fancy Type and Job material j generally the publisher Ani ounces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing fall kinds and description is to re removed there was a meeting of the Light committee of Council tuesday night at which there were also present Burgess Fussel Aud v. A. Lippincott and l w. A. Rumsey. The latter two represented the Rimey electrical Light company. They met with the City authorities with the View of going Over matters pertaining to the municipal electric Light Plant and to take Steps looking toward the adjustment of the then existing dissatisfaction Felt by the Light coins Titre concerning poles Etc. To e Case at Issue was carefully gone Over the City officials informing the representatives of the Rumsey electrical company of the present condition of things and what was expect d of them As contractors. Many of the poles had been condemned because they had not been what the specifications called for. Some of these had been placed in the ground. They would have to be removed and replaced by others. The trouble concerning the length of time it takes to get the engine and Dynamo Here was also gone Over add or. Ramsey stated that he would use his Best efforts to have both in Danville at the earliest possible moment. Regarding the poles an agreement was reached wherein the Rumsey electrical company is to replace All condemned poles remove those planted and put ethers in at the expense of the company. This extra work and sex Peuse will it is estimated Cost the Rumsey Klee tried company about $1000. Yesterday morning the Light committee or. Lippincott and superintendent of construction Watts took a trip Over the line and marked the poles that Are to be removed. Situation grows alarming. The Scarcity of water is becoming alarming. Throughout the vast area drained by the Ortli and West branches of the us Aue Hausa Aud the Section of country Nelow where the two streams form a Junction at Northumberland the drouth is steadily becoming More severe. Already there is much hardship because of dry Wells and the end is not yet artless a change occurs soon. Streams Are drying no slowly but sorely and if they Are not supplied in the very near future much suffering will be caused. Complaints come from All sections of the surround log country and grave fears Are being Felt regard aug the outcome of the present condition of things. In various sections of Lycoming county the Mills which depend on water Power have been compelled to shut Down. Some of them have been Idle for three weeks. Nearly All the streams of the county including the River Aud Pine and Loyalsock creeks Are lower than tor Many years at this time. George Hyde of Mifflin township a Well known Farmer says that a Spring on his farm has dried up a for the second time since he has lived there. He is sixty years of age Aud does not remember such a Roath before. This farm is about three Miles from Salladasburg where the drouth is very severe. The Mill at that place has been shut Down for some Days and Many Wells and Springs Are dry. The Money Creek Valley seems to a certain extent to have escaped Moo i of the drouth. The Creel while Low is not unusually. And Post of the Good Wells Aud sit ams Are still doing Well. This county in places feeling the effects of the drouth. Al streams Are in usually Low River steadily falling Aud cisterns Aud Wells Are dry. Farmers in some of the townships Are compelled to haul water a Long distance for household and other purposes. The people in certain localities of Dauphin. Perry Cumberland and surrounding counties have become so greatly alarmed about the Scarcity of water that special prayers Are being offered for rain. As in this Section of the state Many Wells have gone dry Aud Farmers Are hauling water front the River Aud smaller streams with which to Supply their needs. The recent Snow has done Little to relieve the conditions. It is generally feared now that a freeze up will come before a rain. Should such be the Case there would he much suffering All Winter or until a general break up Oce uts. The slight snows have done no Good Aud a general rain of Many hours duration is the Only tiling that will relieve the situation things Are getting in readiness Lor Tom january thaw. Perhaps that annual event will break the drouth painting Dynamo room. The Large room at the water works in which the Dynamo for the new municipal Light Plant will he placed is being repainted. The ceiling will be a Blue Aud the Walis White with a Brown base extending from the floor to a height of a feet. When completed the room will present a Bright appearance butchering in the Kitchen. After responding to a still alarm and extinguishing a slight Chimney ire at the residence of Paul Shumat. An italian the members of Williamsport engine company no. 1, sunday after you. Found a number of italians butchering hogs in the Kitchen of tale House. The Harrisburg Star Independent o december 9, Speaks in the highest terms of Quot in the Shadow of the Gallows a the play to be Given at the opera House tonight
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