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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - December 20, 1900, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for lie Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per Yeardy. Irving h. Jennings dentist. Office ilourn9 a. M. To 12 m 1 p. M. To 4 p. I 104 Mill St., Danville a. A Hiltz m. D. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach and intestines a specially a this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own vol. 45--no 31. Danville pa., thursday december 20, a it Ltd it it. Estadia shed in 1855.t� remain committees to urge or. Laumaster to withdraw his resignation. D r. Vav. P. Asole dentists Offick 218 Millst Kkt. Teeth extracted without pain. Crown and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with t lie latent and Inonu improved 1 instruments and prepared to execute the Moat difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds formerly of Catawissa .dkn1i87.-%-Offioe, opposite Boston store Danville a dentistry in ail its branches. Charge moderate and a work guaranteed. Established 1892. Tiriro Santa Claus is filling his sock. Scrapple is at its Best just now. Only nine hours of Day Light. Farmers report that All of the country roads Are in excellent condition. The express companies Are doing an immense business. Many Christmas boxes Are already being shipped. The housekeeper who persists in washing pavements these cold mornings is certainly endangering the lives and limbs of pedestrians. Wrap your hydrants carefully and avoid trouble. The children Are impatient to hear the Sleigh Bells merry Jingle. % Justice of the peace Hunter yesterday afternoon married Alfred Swartzlander of Snyder town and miss Cora Heim of Quitman. The water has practically been drained from this level of the canal All that remains being pools in the Low places. The trapping season is now on and the big and Little boys in the Rural districts Are earning some extra spending Money by the use of a dead Falls Quot and steel traps. The idea of having a big night on the eve of the new Century is obtaining favor. Both a severe and a mild Winter is predicted hut whether agreeable to prediction or not we shall have to take it As it comes. So there a no use worrying. The temperature yesterday was fifteen a degrees warmer than on tuesday. As a result the ice in the River began to break up. Prothonotary Miller yesterday issued a marriage License to Clark Mcmichael and miss Maggie Dye both of Strawberry Ridge. The ice Man will soon begin harvesting the crop for summer use. The Small Hoy is now slyly searching for the Christmas presents that he thinks his parents have hidden about the House. No More Hunting can he done legally this season. Mill Street was thronged with people on saturday evening and All the store clerks were Busy. Nearly All the Clear toys sold in Danville this season Are Home made. The members of the Mausdale milling company purchased the Minnetonka Mill on North Mill Street and two dwelling houses of the heading Iron company on saturday. The Purchase Price was $9,000. The company expects to improve the property and operate the Mill. Many Young people Are enjoying the skating on the Pond above the Bessemer rail Mill. Diphtheria seems to be spreading in Many sections of the state. Danville will be very Lively during the holidays. The Kola one of the Long delayed to Laden vessels from Germany steamed into port at Philadelphia on sunday afternoon with its Christmas cargo Safe and sound. Plenty of ice to be found about the City now. The membership of sunday school classes is right up to the limit these Days. Many of the churches Are preparing a Christmas decorations. Precocious youngsters Are now trying to figure out How a Santa Quot is going to get his pack through the Chimney and stove pipe. The reserved seat Board for the Parry concert under the auspices of the Washington Hose company is now open at lore s drug store. Remember the suffering poor when drear old Winter threatens them. Take a Peep at the store windows As you go along. They display Many articles suitable for presen s. The last Day of school during the present Century will be held tomorrow. After that the schools will remain closed until january 1, 1901. If Danville is to have a Midnight Celebration to Welcome the 20th centry it is time to take the matter up and make the necessary arrangements. Co. F. Is ready to join with any of our organizations for a Jubilee. It was expected that a successor to w. D. Laumaster As general Secretary of the y. M. C. A. Would be appointed at the meeting of the Hoard of directors of the association held last evening. Instead it was decided to make another Effort to have or. Laumaster withdraw his resignation and nothing wag done about appointing his successor. A committee from the ladies auxiliary of the association diet with the directors. They expressed the desire of All members of the auxiliary to have or. Laumaster remain. They stated their belief that the association work will suffer greatly if he leaves. They asked that a Effort be made to have him remain. After the situation was thoroughly discussed the directors decided not to consider the question of a successor for or. Laumaster but act on the ladies suggestion. The president was accordingly empowered to appoint a committee consisting of four directors w to shall wait on or. Laumaster together with a committee of four ladies from the auxiliary to see if they can prevail on him to withdraw his resignation. The president will appoint this committee later. Or. Hunter preparing dancing Pavilion cottages and picnic grounds. Success of firemen a fair ladies will be admitted free. The Friendship fire company a fair continues to be Well attended and the Sale of articles at the different Booths still helps add to the financial Success of the Enterprise. It was decided last evening that hereafter ladies will be admitted to the fair free. Ticket no. To it last evening Drew a Fine lamp that has been on exhibition through out the fair. The Holder of this ticket who is unknown can have the lamp at once by presenting the Coupon. Much interest was aroused at the a fish Pond Quot last evening when a Young Man caught a live Frog. A a hanukah costume party. Mrs. Hannah Wyle gave a a hanukah Quot costume Paity to a number of friends at her Home on Cross keys place on saturday evening. Those present were mrs. Eli Rosenthal mrs. Samuel Bloch mrs. Julius Heim mrs. Isaac Gross mrs. Herbert Wyle mrs. Harry Ellenbogen misses Gertridge Bertha and Blanche Goldsmith Gertrude Pleim Cora Dreifuss Blanche Lowenstein Sara Gross Clara Ellenbogen Dora Meyer Ida Goldsmith Bertha and Ella Mey work has been begun by Erwin Hunter on a new Park that will add greatly to the summer amusement possibility in s of Danville. A few Days ago or. Hunter purchased from the Reading Iron comp buy fifty acres of land situated on the main Road Between the fair grounds and Mausdale. This tract is about a Ujiie from the Post office. The land is Well sailed for a Public Park. Thirty acres of it is w coded and can easily be converted into a attractive Grove. There Are three Springs of excellent water which will be piped to different parts of the ground. Or. Hunter expects to spend several thousand dollars in titling a it the Park before next summer. Work will soon be begun on the erection of a dancing Pavilion 50 by 100 feet in size. Four cottages will be built to rent to campers or tur any other use desired. The grounds Are being levelled off and they will be nicely arranged for picnic parties with eating , Cook houses Etc. In the Spring i Beds will be set on and the entire grounds will be nude a at Tractive As possible. Music will be furnished twice a week and attractions of different kinds will be introduced. A bus line will be established from the Central part of town to the Park the fare being placed at five cents. Arrangements have already been made with several churches and sunday schools to hold their annual picnics at this Park. Pc Brief mention of the movement of your friends and and barn n miss Hartman rescued from her House As the roof was falling. Met with mrs. Scarlet. The woman a Home missionary society of the Mahoning presbyterian Church met yesterday afternoon with mrs. James Scarlet on Mill Street. Mis. W. I. Steans led the devotional meeting the subject being a the older states and a letter was read from miss Stevenson a missionary working among the Southern mountaineers. Miss Margaret Ammerman same. Following the business meeting a social hour was enjoyed. Refreshments were served. Married at the jail. Elizabeth n. Grimes Ami Charles a. Baker both coloured were married at the jail monday evening at 7 30 of clock by Justice of the peace Hunter. The ceremony occurred in front of a the Cage a and Boyd Wintersteen and Harvey Lamberson witnessed it. Several of the coloured friends of the Bride and Groom were present. The costs for bakery a arrest and bringing him from lock Haven have not been settled so that the Groom was compelled to remain in jail after his musician who Sang in concert with world famous artists. A recent due of the Paterson n. J. Call contains a Long account of a concert in which one of the prominent parts was taken by a Well known Young lady from Danville. Among the other musicians participating were Hobart Smock the celebrated Tenor Singer and Herr Ronald whose Fame As a cello player is world wide. Of miss Harriet Woods of this City the paper says a miss Harriet Woods Soprano w Ith a pleasing Frt age personality and an inimitable parisian gown won the approbation of the audience by the brilliancy of her methods of attack in several compositions which admirably displayed the perfection of her vocalization especially in the higher Register a a new Telephone directory. A new directory of the subscribers of the Montour Columbia Telephone company has just to been printed by the morning news Job department and is being distributed to patrons of the company. The directory contains thirty three pages and in it Are to he found not Only the names of over500 subscribers of this company hut a list of about 2,500 subscribers of other Independent companies whose lines connect with those of the Montour amp Columbia. All patrons of this company can now Converse with people in sixty differ but towns within a radius of fifty Miles. With Nauy of these towns free service is Given to subscribers of the local company. The charges on the tool lines Are much less than they were before the introduction of the Independent service. Mrs. C. 1. Hancock visited friends in Bloomsburg yesterday. Mrs. Jumes Foster left yesterday for a visit with friends in Scranton. Mrs. William Geiger returned to Catan yesterday after a visit with mrs. A. Lori nor on Pine Street. Mrs. Kossman visited relatives in Sunbury yesterday. 1 or. And mrs. J. P. Holla of Washington vide. Pent yesterday with friends in Danville. Isaac Gross transacted business in Bloomsburg yesterday. William Andy of Milton was in town yesterday. K. D. Mag ill was in Bloomsburg yesterday. Miss Margaret Strenger left yesterday for Scranton where she will spend the holidays. Mrs. William Harman of , visited Danville friends yesterday. Or. And mrs. F. E. 11 Appel returned on saturday from a trip to Philadelphia and new York. Miss Mary new lard of Sunbury is the guest of miss Gussie Dosier Church Street. Or. And mrs. John Limberger of Sunbury spent Quad in with or. Limber germs parents on West Mahoning Street. Miss Blanche of Neil of Williamsport is the guest of miss Clara Smith Mill Street. Miss Lucinda leighow left on saturday evening for a visit in new York. Edward Sayre Gearhart esq., returned from Rochester n. Y., on saturday evening. Or. And mrs. A. If. Bloom of Bloomsburg spent sunday with Danville relatives. Miss Eila Moyer of Berwick is visiting friends in this City. Theodore Angle a student at the Cheltenham military Academy at Ogontz near Philadelphia is Home for the holidays. The Rev. Or. And mrs. J. F. Hower Are visiting friends in Lewisburg. The Rev. A. J. Mccann of in it Cust 1 Gap is the guest of the Rev. M. I. Of Reilly on ferry Street. Dennis Bright left monday evening for Florida where he has several Large Orange Groves. Mrs. Joseph Wright of Berwick and mrs. Vincent Maym of Brooklyn n. Putting in new boiler. The work of installing the new boiler at the water works was begun monday under the direction of l. F. Nolan of Philadelphia representing the Babcock amp Wilcox company. After the boiler is in place the Annex will be coiled the floor will be cemented and the Side Walls will be plastered. As soon As the new boiler is ready for use the old ones will he thoroughly overhauled Aud put in Good condition. Wagon was turned Over. While Charles Kase and family of South Danville were driving on sunday evening they had a narrow escape from serious injury. Or. And mrs. Kase and their two children were in their Wagon near Blue Hill when the horses became frightened by a freight train. Turning suddenly they tipped the Wagon Over throwing All of the occupants out. Or. Kane Clung to the reins and kept the horses from running. The Only damage was a slight break in the harness. A Santa Quot had a Large audience. The appearance of a Santa clause in the window of Murray a store crowded the Street at that place last evening. As Long As the genial old fellow remained on exhibition children of All Ages crowded around to laugh at his funny ways and grown up children appeared to derive fully As much pleasure As did tiie younger . Morgan much improved. It was reported yesterday that Guiott r. Morgan formerly of this City was in a critical condition at his Home in Kingston As the result of a stroke of paralysis suffered on tuesday afternoon. It was Learned last evening that he was not As bad As at first reported and that he is much improved. Gave a Pedro party. Or. And mrs. Frank g. Peters gave a progressive Pedro party at their Home on West Mahoning Street thursday evening prizes were won by mrs. Leniger mrs. Howe mrs. Sec Liler Elmer Peters or. Jameson and or. Pentz. Those present were or. And mrs. O. M. Leniger or. And mrs. W. A. Sec Liler and son Jay or. And mrs. F. W. Howe or. And mrs. W. G. Pursel or. And mrs. Charles Jameson or. And mrs. W. L. Sidler or. And mrs. Harry Ellenbogen or. And mrs. T. J. Price or. And mrs. D. C. Jones or. And mrs. E. I. Pentz or. And mrs. Elmer Peters or. And mrs. Simon Hoffman or. And mrs. Thomas Vincent mrs Pierce misses Jennie Oberdorf. Lottie Divel Laura Divel miss Curtis and a. M. Peters. To organize a Basket Ball team. The members of the Danville High school athletic association Are talking of having a Basket Ball team. So far the foot Ball eleven has occupied the attention of this association which was organized this full. Now that the foot Ball season is passed it is desired to have the Basket Bull team for Winter work. If the club is organized games will be arranged with teams in other towns in this part of the state. In the Spring it is hoped to put a Strong base Ball team in the Field. This would give the association u representative sport for each season of the school year. Engine broke Down. The airing Hanger on the engine of the Lackawanna train due Here at 4 35 p. M. Broke at Bloomsburg on saturday evening delaying the train Over an hour. The 0 10 train West was also delayed about forty minutes. Building the annual dam. Division Foreman h. D. Quick Aud his assistants tuesday constructed a wooden dam across the canal just West of the Mahoning Creek. Such a dam is con strutted each Winter so As to turn water into this level an 1 hold Down the Dock during the High water in the Mahoning Creek. I returned to their Homes tuesday Afier a visit at the Home of Angus Wright on upper Mulberry Street. Miss Cordelia Woolley w. B. Rhodes or. J. B. Gearhart and Arthur Woolley attended a dinner Given by mrs. Elizabeth Jackson in Berwick tuesday evening. Or. Ella e. Everitt of Philadelphia is visiting her Mother mrs. E g. Everitt Centre Street. Mrs. O. M. Leniger left tuesday afternoon to spend several Days in Nan Lucoke and Wilkes Barre. Mrs. T. W. Henderson of Philadelphia is a guest at the Home of Robert Morris East Market Street. Peter Dietrich made a business trip to Plymouth yesterday. James Coyne of Pittston will attend i the funeral of Matthias Klarsch today. Maurice guest of Carbondale is visiting his parents or. And mrs. David guest Nicholas Avenue. Or. Edward Kase of Lebanon is spending several Days in this City. Charles Watson of Philadelphia is spending a few Days in Danville. Or. W. C. Flaherty of Scranton called on friends in this City yesterday. Or. Ami mrs. Alex. Foster and daughter Helen returned from a visit in new York last evening. Miss Nellie Zaner returned last evening from a trip to Philadelphia. Mrs. E. J. Curtis returned last evening from a visit with relatives in Pittsburg. Howard Clark a student at state College is spending the holidays at his Home in South Danville. Harmou Sechler was in Sunbury yesterday. Jacob Bloom transacted business in Milton yesterday. Miss Lizzie Vastine of South Danville visited Sunbury friends yesterday. Theodore Hoffman sr., transacted business in Bloomsburg yesterday. Robert Gable spent yesterday with Berwick in feuds. Master Warren Johnson is visiting relatives in Bloomsburg. The Rev. Adolph Meyer spent yesterday afternoon in Berwick. Charles Fenstermacher of Mausdale a student at Tate College arrived Home last evening to spend the holidays. George Hoke of Sunbury transacted business in Tow n last evening. Henry Craig and daughter Jennie of Lairdsville visited friends in this City yesterday. Miss Amelia Phillips returned last evening from an extended visit to Niagara Falls n. The blackened and thoroughly roasted bodies of live cows and a horse and a few twisted pieces of Iron were All that remained Friday morning to Mark the spot where a few hours before had stood the barn ref Katherine Foust at East Danville. Not even As much As that remained besides the foundation Walls of the House of miss a a Teenier Hartman a few feet East of the barn. Miss Hartman who is eighty years old is an invalid. Mrs. Ann by Souier who cared for her and she were alone in the House. Shortly after one of clock mrs. Bloomer awoke to find the House All in flames. She succeeded in dragging the old woman out just As the roof was falling in. Before that miss Foust awoke to discover that her barn was nearly burned to the ground. It was some time before any of the neighbors could he aroused and then All that could has Lone was to form a bucket brigade to extinguish the flames on Lloyd Krums House Aud other buildings in the neighbourhood. Miss Hartman Aud mrs. Bloomer escaped from the burning House with Only their night clothes. Neighbors soon contributed articles of clothing to protect them. Nothing was saved from the House Aud a calf badly burned was All that was saved from the barn. The origin of the fire is not definitely known. It started in the barn and is supposed to have been caused by some smouldering fire left by Young men who Gava a a flu a ling party Early in the evening to a newly married couple living a few doors from the burned buildings. The serenades were not permitted to enter the House of the Bride and Groom and it is supposed that they went into the barn to celebrate. About nine of clock miss Foust heard a noise in the barn that sounded like some one driving the Bung from a Beer Keg. No one who had business in the barn was in the building after dark. Besides the barn and live Stock miss Foust lost All of her Hay and Grain wagons farming implements Etc. Her entire loss amounted to $000 or $700, with no insurance. Miss Hartman carried $700 insurance on her House and $200 on the furniture which nearly covered the loss. During the Day Wellington Hartman a Nephew of the burned out woman took her to Grovania w Here she has several relatives. Sixty cars of machinery sent. A Good share of the tearing out work of dismantling the steel Plant has been accomplished although less than half of the machinery has been shipped away. So far sixty car loads have been shipped. About live cars Are now being loaded each Day and there Are still eighty or ninety carloads to be shipped. This machinery is being sent in train loads the cars being held for a few Days after they Are loaded until there Are enough for a fair sized train which makes it possible to ship it right through without having the cars Side tracked. It is expected that the last of the machinery w ill not be sent until the Middle of of l c an interesting autograph collection at the y. M. 0. A. A collection of autographs of prominent people of the world is attracting much interest at the y. M. C. A. The idea originated with the Young men of the association and they As Well As Secretary Laumaster take great Pride in the two Large albums that have been tilled with cards since october 1, when the first applications were sent out. These cards contain genuine signatures of several Hundred people written especially for this collection. The signatures of William Jennings Bryan m. A. Hanna Adlai Stevenson and Thomas c. Plait cause no trouble although they Are All on the same Page. Several of the prominent artists and cartoonists have decorated their cards with Small drawings easily recognized by people familiar with illustrated magazines. Among them Are a Uzi my and Grant Hamilton of a judge a Pugh and f. M. Howarth of a puck a Frank Beard c. J. Zuqi Charles Dana Gibson a Davenport a Frederick Keming Toland e. W. Kemble. Among the National statesmen represented Are president Mckinley chief Justice Fuller speaker of the House Henderson sex president Harrison Grover Cleveland Thomas b. Reed Chauncey m. Depew. A Pitchfork Quot Tillman senator Dolliver and chairman of the National democratic committee Jones. Other names taken at random through out the collection Are gov. Roosevelt governor Stone John Wanamaker admirals Dewey Sampson and Schley Lieut. Richmond p. Hobson generals Miles and Fitz Hugh Lee a fighting bobs Evans Captain Sigsbee Duke of Argyle Andrew Carnegie Helen Gould Clara Barton mrs. Julia Dent Grant mrs. Frances Folsom Cleveland mrs. A. J. Drexel Walter Damrosch Reginald Dekoven and John Philip Sousa. Several signers have included a Brief sentiment wishing Success to the association or giving advice to Young men. Reception and devotional service at the Mahoning presbyterian Church. No plans have yet been started for a general Celebration in Danville of the close of the nineteenth Century but meetings will he held in some of the churches on the night of december 31. Acting on the suggestion made by the general Assembly arrangements Are being made for a meeting at the Mahoning presbyterian Church on that evening. At nine of clock a social will be held in the lecture room and parlous. Refreshments will be served and a program will be rendered which will include reports from All departments of the Church. At eleven of clock a service will be held in the auditorium the first part of the hour being devoted to a hymn service by the choir while the closing minutes of the old Century and the first ones of the new will be devoted to a Pra it or service. School Board s special meeting. A special meeting of the school Board will be held this evening. The regular meeting would come on Christmas eve and the directors preferred to have the meeting tonight. Reception for Gen. Gordon. The y. M. C. A. Directors Are sending invitations to a few of the business and professional men of the City for an informal reception to he tendered the Cele rated Confederate Leader general John b. Gordon at the Montour House on Friday evening after his lecture at the opera House. General Gordon has Long had Many Northern admirers Aud he Lias always been recognized As one of the most Able a wearers of the this will be a Welcome Opportunity for Danville men to meet him. Broke Bones in foot. George Stahlnecker who is employed in the dismantlement of the steel Plant met with a very painful Accident Friday afternoon lie was assisting in loading a car of rails when one of them slipped falling on his right foot breaking to o Small Bones just above the toes. Or. Curr v attended him. Death of Wilfred Kimbel. Wilfric 1, the three years old son of or. And mrs. William i Iund died at two of clock tuesday morning at their Home at Riverside from Membranous Croupe. Danville merchants complain of Petty pilfering. The Holiday season is the time when merchants always expect shoplifters to be most Active. A number of Danville merchants say that this year they have been bothered More than common by a Light lingered Quot persons. It is not thought that any professional shoplifters have been in the City but the pilfering has been done by residents of town and frequently by persons whom no one would suspect. It is mostly articles of Small value that have been taken. In dry goods stores handkerchiefs pieces of ribbons lace or such Small articles seem to have the mo9t attraction for the pilfer ers. Most of this kind of work is done by women who seem to to unable to resist the temptation to slip exposed articles under their capes or jackets or up their sleeves. Several people have been detected in committing the thefts and when spoken to about it they have readily Given up Itiat they have taken so that no complaints have been preferred. In some cases the clerks have said nothing when they have seen women take articles of Small value. One woman who is Well Able to buy any thing she wants looked Over All of the articles on a counter of a Mill Street store slipped a three cent toy under her Cape and went out. The merchant who saw her commit the theft said nothing to her. He says he Hopes she is deriving much satisfaction from the toy. Even grocers and confectioners complain that they Are losing too much in this Way. Some people succeed in slipping into their pockets or Mouths More than they Purchase while waiting to buy half a Pound of Candy. Death of Matthias Klarsch. Matthias Klarsch died at 11 of clock tuesday morning at the Home of his daughter mrs. Joseph mayan on c Street. He was seventy four years old. He Lias been in poor health for a year and for the past three months he has failed rapidly. He was a Well known resident of this part of the state since he came from Germany fifty six years age. Mrs. Klarsch died last May. The funeral was held from St. Hubert a Church this morning at nine of clock. Interment was Renaile in St. Hubert a cemetery. Or. Klarsch is survived by two daughters and five sous mrs. John Frederick of Pittston mrs. Joseph mayan of Danville Anthony of Canada John of Jameson City Peter of Pittston Jacob of Mooresburg and Henry of this City. Entertainment by children. The members of the ladies auxiliary of the y. M. C. A. Are busily engaged in preparing for a Christmas entertainment to be Given in the association Hall by a number of children on thursday evening december 27. The program consists of a tableau kindergarten exercises conducted by miss Kase song by Small boys recitation a a grandma a land dialogue by three Little children Christmas song by children a the Singer miss Russell recitation a Christmas dream motion song by four Little girls Temperance , by children tableau a Swiss Bell the admission for adults will lie fifteen cents and ten cents for decision Hope to continue to operate the Danville Plant on a reduced capital. It was expected that the directors of the Danville Bessemer company would decide this week whether to continue to operate part of the Plant in this City after the machinery sold to the Canadian company is removed. Instead the decision has been postponed As explained in a statement issued to the shareholders. It was expected that or. Barber assistant to the president of the company would be in this City yesterday but a Telegram was received saying that lie will not come for several Days. In the statement to the stockholders the directors say a investigation has been pursued As to whether those portions of your Plant which still remain could by the addition of such modern machinery As would equip the Plant in an up to Date manner manufacture kelp so As to show a profit upon a capital reduced to proper proportions. A the importance of deciding this question correctly cannot be overestimated. The necessity for the gathering of expert opinions on the future Market conditions and reports on the probable results of our embarking in either one of the several branches of Iron manufactures to which our remaining Plant May be adapted is apparent to everyone. Notwithstanding the fact that no time has been wasted your management do not at this writing feel that the investigations made and the data gathered warrant them in calling you together at this time hence this letter. It is hoped however that within sixty Days we will be Able to Lay before you Well digested plans of operation. These plans if found feasible will include not Only a continuance in business upon a reduced capital with Assurance of dividends but also a distribution of such a portion of the Cash on hand As will be Gratifying to you and at the same time leave the com Pany sufficient to carry of its business with Good credit. In the meantime expenses have been reduced to a minimum and you Are Given the Assurance that the integrity of your property is being carefully preserved. Or. Byerly s Christmas Candy. Officer Lewis Byerly is certain that he will receive at least one Christmas pres sent this year. It will be the same piece of Candy that he has received fourteen times before during the past thirty years and the donor will be Henry search of Ash Street. Thirty years ago messes. Byerly and search were standing in a store on the Day before Christmas when or. Byerly said a file try give me a Christmas laughingly or. Search broke a stick of striped Candy in two and gave half of it to his Friend. The next year or. Byerly gave Back the same piece of Candy and the next year it came Back to him. So for thirty years the Candy has spent one year in the Possession of one Man and the next the other has had it. There is now less than an Inch of the Candy stick left. For years it has been carefully tied and preserved in a Small Box ready for its annual Exchange of owners. Next Basket Ball game. A game of Basket Hall Between the Danville team and the Frankford athletic club will be played at the armory in the near future. Elected officers. Washington Camp no. 3t>4 p. O s. Of a. Is recognized As one of the strongest and most influential lodges of this order in the state. The Camp now has 104 members. At the annual election of the Camp held tuesday evening Dane Dreifuss was elected president Frederick Wendell vice president Stephen Nevius master of forms ii. 11. Alien recording Secretary j. V. Wilson financial Secretary Isaac Gross treasurer h. G. Wagner conductor c. E. Beyer inspector and guard a. Childs outer guard Fred Henrie trustee Fred Henrie h. Ii. Allen Alex Mann Isaac Gross and Isaac Dreifuss delegates to the District convention at Berwick on february and watch meeting. The members of St. Paul a m. E. Church Are planning to see the old Century out with a fitting service. From nine to ten of clock on the evening of december 31. A social will be held in the lecture room under the auspices of the Epworth league. This social will also be observed As a reunion of the families of the Church. Light refreshments will be served. From ten to eleven of clock a musical and literary program will be rendered. The last hour of the Century will be observed by a prayer and Praise service. The pastor the Rev. Ii. C. Harman will also give an address reviewing briefly the events of the passing Century Ami the possibilities of the new Stone throwing. A Large plate Glass window is wanted in the front of Bloch a store on North Mill Street because of the prowess of a Small boy who a fired rocks a not wisely hut too Well. On tuesday three Small boys playing in front of the store became engaged in a quarrel because two of them took away the toy of the third. The youth in the minority promptly a tried to even matters by throw ing a Stone 1 at his comrades. The Hoys were not hit a but it will Cost quite a sum to replace the Glass through which the Stone auspices of Epworth league. The a and t. Biography company of Bloomsburg will give an entertainment j in the opera House of tuesday evening january 1, under the auspices of the Epworth league of St. Paul a m. E. Church. The proceeds will be used to defray the leagues subscription to the Church improvement fund. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large a amp kit ramen of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the published announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing fall kinds and desorption. 5&Quot get our prices before place your ale cases reported Board of health records show Only fire cases of diphtheria. A my Tali r of the Board of health was yesterday a died concerning the reports about diphtheria in this City. He said that the records of the Board show Odly sve cases of that disease to exist ill Danville at present these records also show that during the past month Only two deaths have resulted from the disease in this City. When his attention was called to the fact that several other deaths have been reported to the newspapers As having resulted from diphtheria he said that if those statements were Correct there has been negligence on the part of the attending physicians in reporting the cases to the Board. The same was True he said in regard to the number Ofca Sesin the City at present if there Are As Many cases As have been unofficially stated. According to the reports that have been made to the Board there Are fewer cases of diphtheria in the City now than for any time for two months past. The health official said however that he believed that some cases have not been reported to the Board that should have been. In regard to the difference Between diphtheria and Membranous croup a prominent physician said yesterday that Many physicians make no distinction and that Membranous croup is just As contagious As at St. Josephs Church nearly completed. The workmen tuesday began taking Down the scaffolding that has been used during the decorating of the Interior of St. Josephus Catholic Church. It is expected that the improvements to the Church will be completed before the Christmas services. A Little touching up of the Side Walls and painting the seats is All that remains to be done this work will add greatly to the Interior Beauty of the Church. The ceiling has been painted in distemper colors. In the Center is a painting of the a Immacolate conceptions ten by seventeen feet in size. At the four Corners Are the four evangelists Matthew Mark Luke and John. The Side Walls have been painted in oils with ornaments Over the windows. The paintings of the a a nativity and Quot annunciation have been completed and will be placed Over the Side altars this week. Over the Organ is a a St. the columns have been dressed in imitation Marble. The Sanctuary has been nicely decorated and the Interior of the Church has been improved. The regular services of the Church have not been interrupted while this work was in Progress. The contractor for these improvements was f. Baraldi of Philadelphia. The artists who have done the work Are also from Philadelphia and Are a. , Philip Erbacher and Joseph for Century s close. The members of company f have decided to do their part to give the old Century a a Send Ofle and Welcome in the new one. Since they have made a Start they Are desirous of having other organizations of the town join with them and make the Celebration general. Captain j. Beaver Gearhart and the members have decided that on monday evening december 31, the company will be divided into several tiring squads which will be assigned to different parts of town. Just at Midnight these squads will fire salutes. The company members Hope that plans can be consummated to make this part of the program simply the finale of More extensive ceremonies. The officers suggest that if other organizations will join with them a Parade might be held earlier in the evening to which music torches and fireworks would add interest. What other organizations Are ready to assist company f. To make this a Celebration a Orthy the birth of a new Century Christmas at St. Joseph s Church. Masses will be celebrated at St. Jospeh a Catholic Church at 5 30 and nine of clock on Christmas morning and a service will be held in the evening at seven of clock. The children will Bing the special Christmas music at the nine of clock service. A children a entertainment a ill be held some evening diring Christmas week the exact Date not having been Good financial condition. At the business meeting of the stewards of St. Paul a m. E. Church on monday night it was announced that the Church is in excellent financial condition. If All of the subscriptions pledged for different departments of the Church were paid All of the debt and current expenses could be met Anil $300 would be left in to at m. E. Parsonage. David Hall of Bloomsburg and miss Margaret Hile of Lewisburg were married by the Rev. H. C. Harman at the methodist parsonage on West Market Street at 7 30 o clock tuesday evening. Deitz Merrill. Louis c. Deitz of Danville and miss Viola j. Merrill of Mausdale were married at Mausdale by the Rev. 0. D. at eight of clock tuesday to vexing. The Bride and Groom were attended by Peter Fry and miss Laura Pursell. Christmas shoppers were out in Large numbers last night

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