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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - December 19, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for lie hone the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It Wil you .6 advertise in the american subscription $1 per year l k. Irving h. Jennings deht18t. Office slut Ira 9 .4. .1/ to 1-1 .1/ a of Mill i v. M to i 1�?~. M Danville l a. A this coi Norv will never re entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own productions in 1855. Vol. 4g--no 51. Danville pa., Tiiu hasday Dick Meh 19,11 01. Shultz m. I it. C. 425 . Sr., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach and intestines a specially i ii. P. Ankle dentist office �?~-18 Mill St Ket. Get i extracted without pain. Crown anal Alridge work a specially. Equipped with the latest and most improved instruments and prepared to a execute the most difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds office. Opposite Boston store Danville a. Dentistry in All its branches. Charges moderate and ail work guaranteed. Established 1s�2 c0mose1 news. A request made that All persons get vaccinated. No paper next the Montour american Force will enjoy the Holiday vacation. Only nine hours of Day Light. Court will Convene monday next. The shortest Day of the year next saturday. There is plenty of Good Council manic material in the various wards if the people will Only find it. The various colleges throughout the country will close for the christinas vacation this week. Maiers restaurant has been entirely overhauled and presents a very Bright appearance. It has been re papered newly painted and Many minor improvements made. If you want to spend a merry Christmas see that you make some one else Happy. The windows of m. H. Schram s tobacco store Are very artistically decorated for the holidays. Never judge a Christmas gift by the Cost Mark. Mahoning Lodge. No. 516. F. Amp a. M. Installed its newly elected officers last night. A Fine banquet marked the event. A stand at Mill and East Mahoning streets Dispi rising Coney Island Candy did a land office business yesterday and last evening. The new hell which the congregation of the Washingtonville m. E. Church recently purchased will be ready for use by new years Day. The matrimonial Market seems to be at a Low ebb in this Vicinity. Perhaps All the eligible Yonng men and women Are waiting until the a roses loom court House officials Are preparing for the new year s changes. The water in the River has fallen very nearly As rapidly As it Rose. It went Down eight feet in Twenty four hours. Council will meet in regular session on Friday evening. This will be the last regular meeting of the year. Now is the time to stuff your Christmas Turkey with com. The Queen of the Kitchen is now putting in her spare time baking cakes for Christmas. Christmas tree finery is displayed in dazzling array. Most important in this connection is the avoiding of anything inflammable Seji scially if you intend to Light the tree. The music for the dance at the Armor Christmas afternoon will 1m furnished by Richard Metherell e. Ii. Miles and com exist William Reitmeyer. Angus Wright Engineer at the water works is convalescent after several a lays illness. The cellar Wall of Leniger Bros new store. Mill and East Mahoning streets on the South Side of the building bulged yesterday and will have to be rebuilt. From now until Santa clans arrives rain Snow or Shine womankind will shop Early and often. If Yon want to know where you can get the Best bargains look Over our advertising columns. Police business has been very Dull for several weeks past. The members of Friendship fire company Are delighted with the Success j that has attended their fair which was opened on saturday evening last. A a merry Christmas Quot will strike the local Post office with a vengeance during the next few Days. Special music is let eing prepared for the services at St Paul s m. E. Church on sunday. Are Yon on the list yesterday was the last Day for the voters to Register if they wish to vote at the february election. The railroads have a big Job on hand repairing their damaged tracks hut they Are equal to the emergency. The annual Christmas reception of the Thomas Beaver boys Bible class under the auspices of the women a auxiliary. Will be held in y. M. C. A. Hall tonight at 7 30 of clock. A full attend auce of the members is requested. The Board of health at the Call of the president. Or. P. C. Newbaker. Held a meeting in the Council chamber thursday night. The matters to be considered of course were Small pox vaccination and methods to be taken to prevent the importation of the dread disease subjects which have been agitated in these columns for a couple of Days past. The members present at the meeting were Aaron rockafeller James Shultz o. B. Sweitzer and drs. To. R. Kimerer Ami p. C. Newbaker the latter occupying the chair. Or. C. Shultz Secretary and b. B. Brown health officer were also present. Or. Kimerer reported that or. Newbaker and himself had paid a visit to Thomas Delaney whose proposed removal to this City from the infected town of Plymouth has caused much alarm among our or Delaney had explained that his family were All vaccinated. That his residence in Plymouth was not in an infected part of the town but t hat in deference to the wishes of our citizens although his household goods Are already loaded on the cars he will not remove to this City unless granted permission to do so by on Board of health. Or. Kimerer explained that while some restrictions have been placed upon Plymouth the quarantine is not a full and effective one and would not prevent or. Delaney from removing from the place. On motion of or. Kimerer seconded by Janies Shultz it was ordered that or. Delaney be permitted to remove to this City provided that every member of the family be vaccinated and that he consent to have his goods before they Are removed from the car thoroughly fumigated at i Isbon expense by the health officer of our Borough. Or. Kimerer raised the question whether there Are not Many cases among the Public school pupils in which vaccination did not prove successful which were not reported Back to the doctor. The physician vaccinated the boy or girl he said gives a certificate to that effect and that in Many instances is the last of it. Should the vaccination not prove successful the Pupil May report to the physician or he May not. Or Kimerer said he would not be surprised if there were Many pupils in school not protected by vaccination. The Board of health adopted the following resolutions whereas our Lio rough has thus far fortunately escaped a visitation of that dread disease Small pox. Which has prevailed epidemic ally in various sections of Pennsylvania during the past year we the Board of health of the Borough of Danville deem it proper for the purpose of favouring a continuance of these favourable conditions to recommend our citizens generally to use All possible precautions to prevent the coming into our midst of any person known to have been previously exposed to the contagion of the disease. Resolved that we recommend that All persons both adults and children who Are not protected by vaccination or re vaccination done during the past seven years he immediately vaccinated vaccination being the Only known prophylactic against Small pox a fact Well demonstrated by a Hundred years experience of the Ablest scientists and medical investigators. Resolved. That this loathsome disease being one of the most contagious known every person having the health and business interest of our town at heart is requested to constitute himself one of a committee of the whole to further the object aimed at by the foregoing request of the Board of health Viz prevention of the importation of infected goods or persons into our Borough from other centres of infection. A Sec Iii where the late Mark Carey kept his Gold. The heirs of the late Mark Carey of Anthony township Are Richer by $345 than they thought they were. The deceased it will be remembered died As the result of being kicked by a horse some weeks ago. A Public Sale of his personal property was held Friday at the Carey Homestead near Exchange. Among the household effects which had been carried out into the Yard before the Sale was an old fashioned Chest which caught the Eye of Carl Mcwilliams of White Hall who fancied that he could make use of it about his farm and decided to bid upon it. In looking Over the Chest or. Williams detected a peculiarity in its build which he though betokened a secret compartment. He examined every part carefully and was rewarded by finding a secret drawer which had been put to Good use. In it snugly concealed Lay a hag of Chamois skin which contained $345 in Gold. Or. Carey to whom the Money no doubt belonged it will be remembered died very suddenly As the result of his injury and had no Opportunity to apprise anyone of the existence of the secret drawer. The excitement produced by the unexpected find can easily be imagined. Or. Mcwilliams handed the Money Over to the administrator of the estate. Popular music Pitses. Music lovers found a rare treat in the entertainment Given in y. M. C. A. Hall tuesday night. The room As usual was packed to its utmost capacity. The Cornet Solo by s. Ross Millhouse was a magnificent number in every Way. It has been several years since or. Millhouse has been heard in Danville. He shows remarkable improvement in tone and technique. His playing is that of an artist and the Solo completed the Best Light concert program heard in Danville in a Long time. He was honoured with an encore. The concert Given by the Penn social orchestra on the whole proved to be one of the Best numbers Given on the free course this season. This organization has made exceptional Progress and it was a pleasure to hear its music. In rendering a popular music program the orchestra catered to the multitude and never got beyond its own capability. The different numbers were played with a vim and brilliancy and the phrasing was most beautifully done. The marches were very spirited especially the last one a Hurrah a new arrange Mentor a the holy City Quot was a most excellent number. A selection from Floradora was very pleasing. E. H. Miles played a trombone Solo in his usual artistic manner. It is always a great pleasure to hear him. Miss am Kennan Sang a number of Coon songs with a orchestra accompaniment in a manner that brought Forth great applause. It was a new style for concert work and it caught on immensely. Funeral largely attended. The funeral of the late mrs. Miriam met tier took place Friday. Two hymns were Sung at the Bowers Homestead in this City by the choir of the first Baptist Church after which the remains were conveyed to Kline Grove where after services conducted by Rev. L. B. Twichell of this City interment was made in the methodist cemetery. At Kline Grove in the Vicinity of which the deceased spent the greater part of Long life the remains were met by a Large number of relatives and friends which filled the Church to its utmost capacity. The pall a bearers were Eli Hoover Charles g. Haughawout Peter Berger of Riverside Oscar Kase 4. L. Mclain and John Hunt of this City. Bishop Foss will officiate. The sunday school of St. Paul a m. E. Church is making extensive preparations for its Christmas exercises to be held on Christmas night. The entertainment is being arranged by Hon. Janies Foster. Mrs. H. sue Miller and miss Anna Johnson. Besides a number of recitations solos duets Etc. A Light cantata will be rendered. This will he a feature As a number of the parts will be Sung by the juniors lifts will be distributed to tin children. Tin Christmas service in the Church will it a held next sunday morning at 10 30 o clock. Bishop Cyrus d Foss d. D la. A. Resident Bishop of Philadelphia. Will officiate. On this occasion the congregation of St. Peter s m. E. Church. Riverside will attend the services. The choir of that Church will also assist in the service an Anthem will he Sung entitled Christmas tide Quot and mrs. R j Allen will sing a Solo in the evening the services will be in charge of the pastor. Rev. Ii c har Man. The music will be furnished by a Quartetti of selected voices. Basket Ball Friday night. Manager Gearhart has arranged for a game of Basket Ball to be played Friday evening Between the by a it Mosburg wheelman and the Home team. As previously stated the Danville team is faithfully practising Ever afternoon and the boys Are now in a Good condition. The line up will probably be As follows blooms Burg. Danville. Klase. Bedea. Barry. Seedier. It Gaskins. A Venison dinner. Landlord William Bogert of the Bill Meyer hotel Strawberry Ridge will give a Venison dinner to a number of his friends today. Invitations were received in this City several weeks ago Ami Many of our townspeople will attend. Parade Post poured. Owing to the inclement weather the firemen a Parade which was to have been held on saturday 1miu postponed until saturday evening. Dec 21st. .attack.,.moore. .attack.e. Lewis. .centre.m. Lewis. Defense Quick. dines. The Danville team will play the Strong Shenandoah team at that place Christmas morning. Death of mrs. Dorothy Ziefle. Mrs. Dorothy Ziefle. Widow of the late John Ziefle died Friday evening at 7 of clock at the advanced age of 83 years. The deceased emigrated to this country from Germany in 1852 and was the oldest member of St. Johns lutheran Church. She departed this life two months to the Day after her son George Ziefle Over whose death she apr a eared inconsolable. The funeral was held monday at 2 p. In. From St. Johns German lutheran Church. Paragraphs. Brief mention of the doings of your friends and acquaintances. Deer head mounted. An attraction was added to the window of m. H. Schramz a store tuesday in the form of a handsomely mounted Deer s head a souvenir of Heber l. De Witt s recent Hunt. The Deer was shot by or Dewitt in Huntingdon county a month or so ago. The mounting was done by Rev n. E. Cleaver of this City whose skill As an Amateur taxidermist was alluded to in these columns some 1 time ago mrs. Charles Henninger of Sunbury. Who has been visiting at the Home of Benjamin f. Landau South Danville returned Home yesterday. Or. And mrs. Samuel Hummer and daughter miss Lulu of Riverside attended the Northumberland county Institute at Sunbury yesterday. Mrs. George a. Rossman spent yesterday with relatives in Sunbury. Saul Shoenfeld left last evening for Johnstown. Mrs. Patrick Gardner of Shamokin was a visitor at the holy family Convent yesterday. Samuel Bloch will return Home this evening from a business trip to new York and Philadelphia. John d. Evans left yesterday for Harrisburg. Or. And mrs. William Beagle of Rush township visited Sunbury friends yesterday. Edward Shultz of Riverside was in Sunbury yesterday. Henry Leisenring made a business trip to Pottsville yesterday. Mrs. Ellen Rote returned to Philadel Phi a yesterday after a visit at the Home of her father. Christian Laubach. Mill Street. Mrs. A liar Les Eves visited Sunbury friends yesterday. Mrs. Henry Bierman. Of Bloomsburg visited her parents or. And mrs. Aaron sober. East front Street yesterday. Miss Lizzie Johns returned to Scranton last evening after a visit at the Home of f. W. Howe East Market Street. Miss Ella Divel of Philadelphia is visiting her parents. Or. And mrs. Henry Divel. Church Street. Misses Belle Jacobs and Ida Rupp visited friends in Bloomsburg yesterday. Fred Henrie made a business trip to Shamokin yesterday. Luther Bassett of Riverside was in Sunbury yesterday. Miss Laura Shoemaker left yesterday for a visit with friends in Bloomsburg. Walter Boyer returned to Philadelphia yesterday after a visit with his parents or. And mrs. Reuben Boyer honeymoon Street. Miss Eva Shultz of roaring Creek visited friends in this City yesterday. Gomer Thomas made a business trip to Sunbury yesterday. Mrs. Ham Stratiff of Sunbury visited friends in this City yesterday. Mrs. Annie Cromwell and Margaret Turner of Muncy who have been visiting at the Home of b. K. Shoemaker returned Home yesterday. Miss Dora White. East Market Street has retained from a visit to Philadelphia. The Rev. Adolph Meyer was in Bloomsburg yesterday. Miss Alice Jones of Berwick visited friends in this City yesterday. James Martin is transacting business in it. Carmel. Miss Rishel of Catawissa was a guest at the Home of mrs. Jesse Ai tinier Man Mill Street yesterday. M. B. Sheperd will return to carbs a Dale today after a visit with Thomas in land. Fern Street. Miss Hettie Brown will leave today for a visit with friends in Milton. Spencer Vastine of Dickinson College Carlise will spend the Christmas vacation at the Home of his parents or. And mrs. Hugh v Astine. South Danville. He arrived Home yesterday. Emerson Spaide of Sunbury spent last night in this City. Or. J. B. Gearhart was in Bloomsburg last evening. Or. And mrs. Peter Berger of South Danville attended Institute at Sunbury yesterday. Or. Ami mrs. Henry Aten left yesterday for a visit with relatives in Baltimore. Mrs. Samuel Peifer. Of Dubois who has been visiting her parents or. And mrs. S. J. Welliver Mill Street spent yesterday in Bloomsburg. Mrs. W. E. Kester visited friends in Sunbury yesterday. Or. And mrs. Clarence Yeager of Riverside visited friends in Sunbury yesterday. Miss Harriett Woods left yesterday for Elmira n. Y. Mrs. 4. M. Shoemaker who has been visiting her parents or. And mrs. George w. Peifer. Mill Street left yesterday fir her Home in Pittsburg. Charles w. Kase of Shamokin visited his parents. Or. And mrs. Oscar Kase Mill Street yesterday. Ernest Rogers of Sunbury is visiting at the Home of his father. D. J. Rogers front Street. Howard a Lark a student at state col lege arrived Home yesterday to spend the holidays with his parents or and mrs. W. R. Clark. South Danville. Amper lil with boiler caused to explode at Montour House saturday. What was evidently a dastardly attempt to blow up the boiler in the cellar of the Montour House took place saturday afternoon. That the miscreant partially failed in his object is owing to the fact that the heating apparatus or boiler installed is of the most approved and Modem Type which renders an explosion with any very destructive effects utterly out of the question. It is a cast Iron safety boiler consisting of eleven different sections. On last saturday afternoon Jack Renner who has charge of the fires about the Montour House desired to visit Bloomsburg. As will be recalled the atmosphere was very oppressive and but Little artificial heat was needed. Renner accordingly before leaving for the 2 11 d. L. Amp w. Train banked the fires under the boiler and turned off the draft. Fortunately for Renner before leaving the cellar he called or. Riehl s attention to the fire and showed How he had arranged the draft. An hour or so later miss Cressman and the domestics in the hotel were startled by a loud report followed by an odor somewhat resembling soot. Or. Patton a attention being called to the matter he naturally thought of the Lxi Iler. An investigation showed that the boiler and Furnace had been seriously tampered with and that an explosion had occurred. Two of the eleven sections of the boiler one at each end were found broken. The draft which As observed by or. Riehl was turned off now was found to be on and Furnace and boiler Wen heated to an intense degree. The drip cock of the boiler was open the water had All drained out and Lay in a Pool around the Furnace. Conditions were such As to Render damage of some sort inevitable. The principle however on which the boiler is constructed made explosion impossible in More than two sections thus minimizing the l 3a and danger. It was a useful object lesson to illustrate the value of the safety sectional boiler. Had the boiler been one of less improved Type the results might have been disastrous. A Joseph Lechner plumber was called who found that the boiler could be rendered immediately serviceable by cutting off the two damaged sections which in easily accomplished by plugging up the tubes that formed the connection. Who tampered with the Furnace it is not known. The attaches of the hotel May have their suspicion but they Are not inclined to talk much on that score at present. The committee encouraged. The Rush and hurry incidental to the holidays leave but Little time for the agitation of Early closing of the stores As proposed by the clerks Union although we Are informed that immediately after Christmas the matter will he again taken up with the Hope of bringing Elxnit ail understanding on this Point Between the clerks and merchants. Tin committee consisting of John Henning. Grant Sowers misses Ella Lyon. Sadie Waters Sara Byerly and Kate Dempsy pursuant to the action taken at the meeting of november 21st Drew up an agreement and presented it to the merchants for signature. The commit Tel was much encouraged by the attitude of the business men toward Early closing which was generally favourable. A number of signatures including some of our most conservative and prosperous merchants were easily obtained. Others thought Well of Early closing but hesitated to obligate themselves to close at six of clock unless those signing agreed upon a forfeit. This it seems did not meet the approval of All and a temporary hitch ensued. The clerks however Are very hopeful of winning in the end. Miss Susan a. Kessler. Miss Susan a. Kessler an old lady of 80 years an inmate of the Montour county almshouse for four years past was last week removed to the Philadelphia Home for incurable. She was accompanied to Philadelphia by mrs. W. D. Laumaster and mrs. M. Jones of this City. Miss Kessler was for Many years a skillful nurse and served in some of the Best families of Danville and Milton. About twelve years ago she was stricken with paralysis. She was a kind and lovable woman of refined tastes and her friends will learn with pleasure of her removal to the Philadelphia Home where her latter Days will be spent among the most delightful and peaceful sum endings. Miss Kessler desires to return thanks to All those who in any Way have contributed to her Comfort and happiness. Ill in Plant 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 k kinds and description 13? our paces before place your orders. A bad Accident which befell Donald Shoemaker. Donald Shoemaker the 10-year-old son of mrs. Emma Shoemaker of Washingtonville was accidentally shot in tin leg by a Flobert Rifle yesterday and at last accounts was in a rather serious condition As the result. The Accident occurred during the morning at the residence of Joseph Seidel Grandfather of the boy where the Little fellow and his Mother have their Home. Donald was seated at the breakfast table while his Cousin Fuller Runyan a lad of about the same age who was seated near was endeavouring to extract a Cartridge from a Flobert. While tugging at the gun Cap something occurred which caused the Rifle to go off. At the same moment Little Donald gave a cry of pain and it was discovered that he had been shot in the left leg Tho Bullet entering the Fleshy part of the limb just above the knee and passing out the other Side. Or. Patton was called who discovered that the Bullet in its course had just grazed the Bone. The boy had lost a great Deal of blood in addition to which he was suffering much from the Shock. Or. Patton dressed the wound and stated last evening that although quite ill unless complications arise there is Little doubt but that the boy will recover without any ill effects. Cellar s flooded on Mill Street. The River monday attained a height of Twenty feet six inches a height unsurpassed by any flood of this kind within the memory of the oldest living resident. At the annual break up the River has More than once attained a higher Mark due to the effect of ice jams. But at present the current is unobstructed along its entire course. The Broad River monday As it swept along Bank full with scarcely a speck on its surface presented a Majestic sight the exact counterpart of which May not occur again for a life time. What damage was caused by High water in Danville was due wholly to Back water along Mahoning Creek and its tributary blizzards run. Apprehending High water the merchants and others along Mill Street worked hard. Sunday night removing goods from their cellars. With the exception of s. J. Welliver. Who had not succeeded in removing All his goods when the water began pouring into his cellar the merchants sustained directly but Little loss although they were put to any amount of inconvenience and discomfort. With scarcely an exception the stores Are warmed from the cellars. The water at the different business houses ranged from the depth of fifteen inches to nearly four feet and there was scarcely a cellar Furnace whose fires were not extinguished. Consequently monday the store rooms were cold and cheerless. Coal Oil stoves lamps and Gas stoves were brought into requisition but they proved sorry substitutes for a cellar Furnace producing offensive doors plenty of smoke and but Little heat. The merchants Are entitled to sympathy As they Are now in the midst of their Holiday Trade and Are naturally much handicapped. It May be a Day or so before the regular heating apparatus can be used in the stores. The several departments of the Reading Iron works that have been in operation were unable to Start up monday morning on account of the High water. Below the Borough the River Road and All the Low Lan amp Are submerged the locality presetting the appearance of a Large Lake. Several families have sustained loss through the flooding of their cellars. Michael Etter. Who lives on the River Road is one of the heaviest losers. The water Rose into the first Story of his House and among the contents of his cellar which Are a total loss was the pork obtained from two Large hogs recently killed. The River also overflowed its Bank at several Points above town. The canal however which was Bank full All Day monday performed an excellent service by collecting All the superfluous water at the upper end of the Borough and conducting it harmlessly out of town. Hora Mission service. The Home Mission service at tin Mahoning presbyterian Church was largely attended sunday night addresses were made by or. J. E. Robbins of the state Hospital and c. V. Ammerman Esq. The Well known Anthem a ooh Pray for the peace of Jerusalem Quot was Sung by the choir. A i heard the voice of Jesus say Quot was rendered by mrs. R. J Allen with most Beautiful effect. Cellar furnaces lighted up the falling River has had the effect of lowering the water in Mahoning Creek. By yesterday afternoon the water had passed out of most of the cellars on Mill Street. Tin merchants were Able to fire up their cellar furnaces and abandon the use of Gas stoves and other temporary. But unsatisfactory expedients which had Iwen installed for the purpose of furnishing heat. The cellars were left in a very dirty and disgusting condition by the receding Waters the mud being of a stiff and stubborn nature which adheres tenaciously to every object with which it came in Contact. Directly or indirectly there is not a merchant but who sustained sumo loss. Christmas attraction. The popular comedian or. Gus Cohan supported by a specially selected company will be the attraction at the opera House four nights next week opening on christinas night with the comedy a Hoosier the company a plays Are established successes. This organization is considered one of the strongest playing at popular prices. They have met with Success everywhere and complimented upon the Way they present each production. Why the h Drant water was Cloudy monday. A flood when a he liver is As Muddy As at present is Apt to give. Any filter Plant All that it can do t purify the water. It was noticed about town monday that the water drawn from the hydrants was quite Cloudy in appearance. Many water takers accustomed to the crystalline purity of our water found considerable fault and resorted to Springs and Wells Al out town. Heretofore in times of High water no matter How dirty the River our hydrant water was always Clear and pure. To ascertain Why the water was of questionable purity monday a visit was paid to the filter Plant monday night. A full explanation was found. The structural tubing works of Howe amp Polk whose own water Supply is usually adequate for All purposes owing to the flood of monday was found too Muddy for the boilers and the Plant was obliged to draw upon the Borough water Supply. As Howe amp Polk require More water than is consumed by the whole Borough for Domestic purposes the increased Burden imposed upon the filter Plant will be readily appreciated. Thu Plant is obliged to double its product which simply Means that the water be Given Only half As much time on the filter Beds As formerly and that too at a time when owing to the Muddy condition of the water the length of time should he increased rather than diminished. The attaches of the filter Plant Are painstaking conscientious workmen who feel their responsibility very keenly and it is Only just that the Public should understand How they Are handicapped at present. A Day or so hence will bring Forth a better state of affairs. It is hard to conceive of water More objectionable or abounding in More mud and Coal dirt than the River at present. It was necessary monday to Wash the filter Beds at the interval of every two or three hours. In the Large settling tank Tho mud accumulated by the Wagon Load. Good news for a heirs. The annual election held tuesday afternoon. Women s Relief corps no. 31, held its annual election tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Samuel Lunger was chosen president to succeed the late mrs. Mary c. Moyer who served the corps so efficiently in that capacity during the year past. Mrs. Jane Livziey and mrs. Benjamin f. Laudan were elected senior and Junior vice president respectively. Mrs. Sara Shutt was elected chaplain and mrs. Louisa Angle treasurer. For the office of Secretary and several minor positions which Are filled by the president no appointments have As yet been made for the coming year. Those serving at present Are Secretary mrs. Rebecca Sechler conductor. Mrs. Edward Cuthbert guard mrs. Anna Cook. The women a Relief corps which is made up of either wives or widows of the g. A. A. Like the members of that organization is rapidly dwindling in numbers there remaining at present Only fourteen members. It is an organization concerning which Many people Are Only imperfectly informed either As to its object or methods of work. It is made up of hard working self sacrificing women. As the Sisters sweethearts or wives of soldiers during the trying Days of the civil War they ministered to the comforts of those fighting in the front in the Hundred and one ways that Loving and sympathetic hearts could devise. When the War was Over they still found plenty of work for the hand of Charity among the soldiers Many of whom broken in health or wounded were unable to hold their own in the great struggle of life. When the women a Relief corps was organized they became members. The object of this organization is to assist destitute soldiers and soldiers widows. Provisions Coal or clothing As the needs May be Are provided and employment found for the children in Case they Are old enough to work. There was at one time a Large membership in the Relief corps Here. Although reduced in numbers now they the heirs of Burkhart Moser several 1 have by no Means a of the of whom reside in this county Are very or capacity for work. The Good they much encouraged by a sensational turn a a far and the to taken by the Case pending in the Schuyl Ney they expends raised by the corps kill county court. W. G. Stanton of Buffalo senior counsel for the plaintiffs states that three witnesses have been discovered who were personally acquainted with Burkhart Moser the alleged owner of the vast estate in litigation. And that these witnesses will 1m� Able to identify the signatures to documents recently found which establishes the claims of the plaintiff. The new witnesses All of whom Are Over 90 years of age Are or. And mrs. John Belice of Easton and mrs. William Dean of Pottstown. For fear that they might not survive until the next term of court it was ordered that their depositions be taken. If the Moser heirs win they will find themselves the owners of Over a thousand Homes in Tamaqua and six Large collieries now operated by the Lehigh Coal and navigation company. There Are some ten millions of dollars involved. Frank Lynn a close Call. Frank Lynn of this City came within an Ace of drowning while Hunting muskrats on the River just above the Hospital for the insane monday. The boat overturned and he Sank into the deep and rapid current. While struggling in the water he made several frantic efforts to grasp the boat but in each instance Only succeeded in pushing it further out of reach. He finally managed to throw off his overcoat after which by taking advantage of the current he was Able to reach the Shore where nearly exhausted he was assisted out of the water by Lewis raw or. Sunday school entertainment. The salvation army is preparing Christmas entertainment for its sunday school to be Given 011 monday evening december 30th. This sunday school is made up principally of poor children who Are carefully looked after spiritually by the army and their Little hearts will 1m made glad by the distribution of prizes and gifts. A pleasing program of songs choruses recitations and instrumental music will be rendered. At the firemen s fair. The Penn social orchestra Drew Many people to the firemen a fair last evening. Many sales were made and the fire laddies swelled their Treasury considerably. The orchestra played during the entire evening and gave its usual satisfaction. At Pine Street lutheran Church. The Christmas exercises of the Pine Street lutheran Church sunday school will be held on tuesday evening december 24tli. The children will Render an attractive program of choruses solos and recitations. The usual remembrances will be Given. The entertainment will he in charge of mrs. W. E. Kase and mrs. Seth longer. Orders were issued saturday to the employees of the Pennsylvania Railroad that All who have not been vaccinated within the past five years inst undergo the operation at once. Purchased a Home. Harry Ellenbogen has purchased from the Jacob Goldsmith estate the dwelling now occupied by his Mother mrs. M oses Ellenbogen i lower Mulberry Street the House was built by thu late Jacob Goldsmith and after his death was use As the family residence until their removal to Philadelphia. Mrs. J. H. Bower desire to return thanks to neighbors and friends who so generously rendered assistance during her recent in by the death of her grandmother. Mrs. Miriam met tier. Danville a Lodge of elks. 1 arrangements Are being made for the institution of a Lodge of elks in Dan Ville on monday december 30th. The names of thirty live Danville citizens Are on the charter list and no doubt one of the largest and most successful o orders m the state will soon he effected in this k City. Itself. They meet every tuesday afternoon in g. A. R. Hall and with them meeting Means work. Sewing or quilting mostly occupies the time and a All of their Handiwork finds a ready i Sale. Tuesday afternoon a very Beautiful quilt was completed which finds a place in one of the most aristocratic families of our town. A lunch or dinner served at 3 o clock is a feature of every session. So that it will be seen there is a social Side to these meetings which prevents Monotony and adds to the pleasure. New years reception. It is Gratifying to note that the temporary financial embarrassment of the local y. M. C. A. Militated in no respect against the Success of the work nor the several lines of Leutert ailment which of late years have become such a pleasing feature of the institution Here. The Star course will compare favourably with any of the several preceding it while of the free entertainments it is not saying too much to affirm that every number of the course thus far has been Worth a Good round admission fee. The new year s reception which has already been arranged will also be quite up to the Standard. In the Forenoon Between the hours of 9 and 12 a general reception will be held. The event will be enlivened by a delightful program consisting of piano duets solos and recitations All by local Talent. From 1 to 3 p. M. Should the weather prove favourable the Young men and boys will find entertainment in a a share and hound from 8 to 5 p. M. A free luncheon will be served to members and visitors by the woman s auxiliary of the y. M. C. A. In the evening the Catawissa hand will be an attraction. Between the hours of 8 and 10 it will give a grand free concert. Verdict that Garries weight. That Danville a water system embracing filtration is the Best to be found in this entire Section has never been doubted that it takes precedence several countries of the world is a fact which will cause some Surprise. Purely on its merits without even the knowledge of those in whose hands the affairs of the water department rested our Plant was awarded the Palm and it remained for a citizen of the great West to come East and inform us of the Honor. The facts Are briefly these. The City of St. Louis mo., desired to adopt a system of filtration and in order to obtain reliable information As to the relative merits of the different systems in use the City sent its water commissioner. A. H. Holman a Hydraulic Engineer of wide reputation to Europe after i had completed a tour of the United states. Returning the commissioner presented his report which in effect stated that the Best the most Complete water Plant that he had investigated in All his travels was at Danville. A. The report which was printed in the newspapers of St. Louis at the time caught the Eye of or. Alexander Russell a resident of that City who was formerly of Danville. Or. Russell is visiting in this City at present. Thus our citizens learn of the distinction earned by their Enterprise that they might otherwise not heard of
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