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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - December 22, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaSvy be Esfi a Ltd r a for tie i he circulation of the paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscription i per year or. Irving 11. Jennings Demist. Office hours a this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own vol. 41 a o 51. Danville. A. Thursday december ill had. Established in 1855 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 fall kinds and description 9 a. V to la i p. M to a p. 10j Mill lit., Danville a. C. Simm. >1 425 Mill St., , a. Diseases of the stomach and a in test Inen a special t f office a . Dentist 2is Street. S an Earle is Teeth Kutr rated without i Crown and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with to e in Tel to and most improved and prepared to execute the most difficult work. Or c. H. Reynolds dentist 288 Mill St., Danville a. Dentistry in All it branches. Charge moderate and All work gup ran teed established 181 2 posed news. 1 Here a work for every Man who wants it. That is a condition not a theory. There so Lenty of Little skating. Winter has been cutting up pranks and blowing its icy breath on the thermometer in a Nia uner that recalls january of last year. Have pity of the salespeople. Remember they Are human and that it is tiresome to handle goods that Yon have no intention of buying. Old Santa Cains is now packing no and preparing for it is annual Sleigh ride. Come Down. Or. Turkey. Uncle same a family desires to have a closer acquaintance with you about the 25th inst. Catawissa is delighted Over the news that the Hamlin car works at that place Idle for 6ome Mouths past is about to Start up. Clear the Snow from your own sidewalk and shame your neighbor into doing likewise. The Corner Stone for the new methodist Church in West Berwick was Laid on sunday. T the Winter Cau hardly be called Quot too open. Keep the gutters open Lor the january thaw. Unable to handle tie freight business on the Middle division the Pennsy company has placed eight new views of duty. Forty eight trainmen from the extra list will go of regular duty. A matrimonial wave Lias struck the Public school teachers of Reading. Several Young worn u have resigned to take husbands and the re Ign amp tons of several More Are expected tor a similar reason before . The Bridge building business is evidently booming. Scarcely a Day passes but a dozen of car loads of Bridge Iron passes northward Over the Pennsy. Sufficient Bridge Iron is transported monthly to build Miles of Bridges. The Wise head of the family does not spend the last cent. He retains something for an emergency. These Are the Days when the ice Harvester should follow tie old injunction about Quot making Hay when the a on shines a they should Cut ice before the inevitable thaw. Turkey seems disposed to go on the list of prohibitive meats so far As prices Are concerned. The approach of the merry Yub tide will bring Home nearly All of the Danville students who Are attn Piug the various colleges and seminaries. One of the assurances a White . For the balance of this week there will be Busy times in the stores. The Holiday vacation in the schools will begin on Friday afternoon and the pupils Are full of Gleeful anti Cipa Lions. Many Farmers took advantage of the Good Sleigh ing yesterday and drove to Liia City. Will some one please make the Wear 1 r Prophet a present of a goo o the. Ticket no. 128, held by Chat Lee Peifer won the quilt in the contest conducted by mrs. Gibbony Cherry Street. Tomorrow will he the Quot last Day a of school and the urchins Are Happy. In fifteen counties of the slate the recently elected county officers have failed to file Bonds at the state department and until they do so their commissions will be withheld. The Days length for the ii it two weeks remains the same. Buckwheat cakes and sausage Are the real breakfast foods these mornings. Council met in regular session Friday night with the following members present Vastire Fenstermacher Boyer Goeser Reif Nyder Lloyd Joseph m Gibson Aud David Gibson. A communication from mrs. Susanna Reynolds was read. She called the Atte Tiou of Council to the Grade in front of no 116 Mill Street. She said it was impossible for her to Lay a new pavement per the recent established Grade that w ill Husare perfect safety and therefore asked permission to Lay an up to Date Flag Stone pavement to conform wit i the old Grade of Mill Street Aho to build a sidewalk on Library Avenue. Of motion the clerk of Council was notified to instruct mrs. Reynolds that she must build her pavement to conform with the recent established Grade. Citizens residing in the Vicinity of grand and Nassau streets petitioned Council that an arc Light be placed of that Corner. The matter was referred to the Light committee. The following resolutions on the death of tie late David a Montgomery councilman from the third a a were read and adopted whereas it has pleased almighty,1 Quot j Gado had succeeded in god to remove from our midst David a. Montgomery our esteemed and worthy member who could always be depended upon to do right under All circumstances a Man of Sterling qualities who could not be swerved from what lie believed to be Jast Aud to the very boat interest of the Borough. He will not ouly be missed by this body but As a business Man a kind Friend a Loving husband and in the Church in which he was a consistent member. But we Bow with Humble submission to the will of our supreme ruler knowing that he doth All things Well. Resolved that these resolutions be spread of the minutes of Council and be published in the papers of this Borough and a copy be sent to the family i of the deceased. Joseph m. Gibson Amos Vastire George f. Reifsnyder committee. A number of Bills for the building of three pavements and a lot of extra work was presented by David j. Rogers and referred to the streets Aud Bridges committee. A Resolution was adopted empower a a a a ,. Re a a a committee to be known As Quot the standing committee on sewers a a for the remainder of tie present term and thereafter at the beginning of every term the same As other committees Are appointed. An ordinance requiring Aud permitting the owners of certain properties n the Borough of Dauville to make proper connection wit i the use of All sewers constructed by the said Borough providing for the method of making such connections prescribing the method of the use of such sewers and regulating the charges therefore respectively Aud for other purposes was read by the clerk. It was then taken up and adopted in sections parsing first Reading with hot Little discussion. On motion it was decided that the supervision of All Public sewers be considered part of the duly of the superintendent of the water works Aud All connections be made under his supervision. Tie following Bills were ordered paid Borough department. Regular employees 82.50 b. B. Brown. 8 00 George w. Hendricks. 2.75 labor and hauling. 33.67 t. L. Evans sous. 6 80 j. H. Cole. 228.12 John Hixson 12.15 prompt and energetic work of the part of the pro re Torch res and those who rushed to ten in assistance from the Street Prev Ute a a serious conflagration in tin Racket St r a. City Hall building at about 8 of clock saturday morning. The front window of the store was handsomely decorated with tinsel and other easily consumable material. The inner space was filled with a display of Holiday goods some an ranged in an artistic manner on the window Sill and others suspended about the enclosure. A plumber a i just completed repairing a Gas pipe that furnished Gas to a Jet in the display window. Desiring to learn if the Gas was flowing All right a clerk lighted a match with tie intention of applying it to the Jet. In reaching through Between two curtains that were suspended from the ceiling one of the latter was accidentally ignited by the burning match. Instantly almost everything in the window was a Sheet of flames. A fire alarm was sent in hut before the department reached the scene a hastily formed bucket Bri extinguishing tie flames without permitting them to spread outside of the enclosure. To do this the attaches of the store and a number of men who had rushed to the a distance of the former carried water from the rear of the building in buckets dishpan pudding pans and everything else that could be pressed into service. A Little Garden Hose also did Good service. With exception of a few pieces of underwear that were piled outline end of the counter nearest the Blaze and injured by falling Sparks Only the contents of the window were damaged. These were nearly All consumed egg reciting a loss of Between $50 and $75. Had the flames not been confined in the window and once gotten free Access to tie main store room the entire contents of the room would have been greatly damaged if not All destroyed. Or. Winters tee ii the proprietor desires to publicly thank All who worked so faithfully in putting the fire out. Christmas anniversary. The German Verein club gave their Fiot Lawf Monr St Oaty night. The event was participated in by the members of the association Aud their families. It commenced at 7 30 of clock and continued until 11 30. The several rooms were artistically decorated for the occasion with the National colors and evergreens the latter emblematic of the Holiday season. Quot old glory a was suspended from every Alcove and floated gaily from Walls Aud ceilings a revelation of the Ove and patriotism Felt by the German citizens of thie Republic for the stairs Flag of Freedom. The social was under the direct supervision of the president of the association Christian Loveli and a committee of Aarau Zementa consisting of Charles Hauck Anthony Schott and Albert. Or. Schott was the caterer and furnished a splendid supper for tie guests in attendance. This comprised Turkey bread butter Coffee Ico Cream Aud other palatable viands too numerous to mention tie my a was served by courteous waiters who vied with each other in trying to be polite Aud attentive to their guests when not engaged in storing away Good things those present were seated in the reception room whiling away the time in social conversation. All spent an enjoyable evening tie German Verein association now numbers about 50 members and is growing rapidly. The mummers Parade of monday afternoon january 2, 1905.promises to eclipse that of a year ago. At least every one at the head of the movement is making an Effort in that direction. An tier meeting was held in the grand jury room in the court House Moudar night and business pertaining to the coming event transacted. John g. Waite was elected chairman of the meeting. Tie soliciting committee reported that the following business Meu Aud firms will donate prizes a. O. Ames Bury Dauville milling company w. J. Rogers j. F. Tooley o. P. Hancock John Dostert a sons j. H. Cole g. S. Hunt and w. G. Brown. May others Are expected to respond to the solicitations of the committee. The finance committee Auto suced that a considerable subscription had been secured for the Good of Theca let and the printing committee reported that a number of Large posters calling attention to the Parade had been printed and were ready for distribution. Tie following judges of tie Parade were appointed or. Sweisfort Edward Cormeau t. J. Price David Evans and John h. Goeser. On motion it was decided a invitation to the entire apartment to turn out in a participate in the Parade. Seth Borrner Frauk Keller w. A. Reed George Berger and Arthur Koulik were appointed a committee on music. They Are urged to get to work at their earliest convenience in order to make a report at the next meeting. The following line of Noarch was decided upon Parad to form on East Market Street at i 80 of clock Sharp then out Markt t to honeymoon to front to Mill to grist Mill counter Maich of Mill to Market out Market to Washington Hose House and disband. The next me Ting will he held on tuesday evening december 27th. To extend fire de body and the first trolley resort. The Mechanicsville band has made the first move in the Way of providing trolley resorts by erecting a commodious building along the trolley line which is to be used As a place for practice Ami for any social functions that the organization my a the Ecru Taro is 40 feet Long and 28 feet is being built on a Halfacre tract of Laud Jet Hessed from George Rish and adjoining or. Pauless farm. The contractor James Morrison. Of . Began work of the building about a week ago and expects to have it Early completed by january 1, 1905. George Barger 1 Ader of the band stated i Gerday that the building would be used for baud practices and that from time to time entertainments would to Given. In tie summer time the Liaf acre tract will be open to tie Public on occasions when entertainments or festivals Are held. Tie Mechanicsville band is in a most flourishing condition. Tie property belonging to tie organization not counting its new real estate Possession is valued at Over a thousand dollars. A matter of health amp Akins powder absolutely pure has to substitute water department. Regular employees. $144 30 f. Amp r. Railway to. 50.65 Caldwell. Barry amp Leonard 19.00 Washington fire co. 2 56 a h. Goeser amp co. 3.38 True Bower amp Werkheiser. 24.62 Retinas Lair mfg. Co .94.80 p. Amp r. Coal and Iron co. 136 01 John Hixson. 4 09 j. H. Cole. 128 95 labor at water works. 85 68 h. B. Patton. 20 00 hot stove topples Over the Home of Jesse Shannon on ferry Street opposite tie Mahoning presbyterian Church narrowly escaped being badly damaged by fire of sunday morning. All the members of tin family were at Church with the exception of a ten years old son. A foot of the stove which contained a Dot fire became dislodged in some manner Atul dropped to the floor causing the stove to partly topple Over the live coals wer thrown out on the carpet and the latter instantly began to Blaze no in a startling manner. Tie Little fellow Ian to the front door and called fire ills cries brought to his assistance i Charles love who succeeded in extinguishing the fire before any great damage was a Lone. New Church for Sunbury. At a meeting of the official Hoard of the methodist Church of Sunbury it was decided to engage the services of an architect with the intention of completing the preliminary work preparatory to building a no w Church building. The old Church will lie torn Down and the new building erected of the ret ent site. Just when the work will sustains a bad fail. Samuel Jones an electrician and the lineman in the employ of the Rumsey electrical company who with his assistants has been boarding at the Oil Laspy House since coming to town met with a painful Accident last night. It occurred at the armory at about 8 o clock. Or. Hours was assisting a number of other Young men in trimming and decorating tie armory for the coming game of Basket Ballou Friday night Between the Monarch of Wilkes Barre Aud the old timers of this City. He was standing of a ladder about 15 Fet above the floor trimming around a Large lamp when his support gave away. He fell heavily and fractured two ribs on his right Side besides sustaining other though not serious bruises about his body. A conveyance was secured an 1 the unfortunate my taken to his hoarding House he being Able with the support of his friends to walk to and from tie sled. Or. Paules was summoned lie reduced the fracture and placed or. Jones in As comfortable a position As circumstances would permit. Post no Bills in Borough. Burgess Pursel i instructed t of police min �ni1 y r to enforce ordinal a miking it a Misdemeanour to tack paste or fasten in any Mauner lithographs Bills or notice of any description to Telegraph or Telephone poles Trees or fences within Trio limits of the Borough. The chief in turn has requested the news to state to those knowing themselves guilty of having violated the ordinance in question that he Lias received his orders and will obey them to the letter. Any and every one caught from now on disfiguring poles Trees Aud fences in the manner named or where sufficient proof can be obtained that will warrant a conviction of a person or persons. Alleged to have violated the ordinance in question will be arrested and fined. Or. And mrs. John Patton and son Alfred spent sunday with friends at Milton. Or. And of cars. Wilson a Richard of Catawissa spent sunday with mrs. Richards parents or. Ami mrs. Robert Farley Cherry Street. Harry Lawrence of Mausdale spent sunday with his brother Arthur Lawrence. Bloom Street. Miss Mary Yorks of Philadelphia is spending the holidays at Blue Springs farm Walliin Gronville. Calvin e Keefer of Berwick spent sunday wit i friends in this City. Adam Wagner of Walliin Gronville spent sunday with friends in this City. Or. And mrs. James d. Kramer of Pittsburg arrived yesterday for a visit with relatives in this City. Mrs. Hati n a i Wylo will leave today for a visit with relatives in new York City. Frank Delong mrs. Charles Delong Sou Charles daughters Blanche and Dorothy arrived from Philadelphia yesterday for a visit at Blue Springs farm. Mrs. Albert Miller of Sunbury spent yesterday with friends at South Danville. Robert Reeder of Shamokin spent monday of this week with filias Wood Ruff Riverside. Or. And mrs. D. N. Deihl of Strawberry Ridge were visitors in this City yesterday. Horace a. Sidler of Valley township transacted business in this City yesterday. Or. Aud mrs. Isaac Clark of Union Corner were guests of or and or. Elias we of Druff Riverside this week. Attorney r. K. Sheppard of Philadelphia spent last night in this City. Mrs. Emerson Adams and mus Relia Adams spent yesterday with friends in Sun Bury. Miss Carrie War will leave today for a visit with friends in Williamsport. E. W. Reese of Hazleton transacted business in Liis City yesterday. William Rock Wood of Pittsburg arrived yesterday of a r a visit with friends in this City. H. B. Stiles of Scranton was in t it is. A a. J. Reese of Afi Mokin transacted business in Danville yesterday. Ralph Kisner esq., was in Harris Burg yesterday. Freight wreck near Hasdale a freight wreck occurred monday morning of the Philadelphia it pc Reading Railroad near Mausdale which re the length of time mentioned in the contract Between tie Rumsey electrical company and tie Borough for com to derailing four tars and bad Plemla g and a Puuing in of oration to e municipal Light Plant expired yester by wrecking another. The train hands escaped injury. The train an Early morning freight passing through Dauville bound for Tat Nanna monday was in two divisions tie first following rapidly upon tie second. When the second division was near Mausdale a break occurred. The rear part of the broken division fell behind the front Section but being of a Down Grade soon started to gain on tie cars ahead. The Engineer discovering the break increased his Speed hoping to get to the upgrade at Grov aria before the rear Section overtook him. The first division of the freight however was compelled to Stop near the h adding Iron works bringing the second division also to a Stop. Tie men on tie engine and front cars realizing their danger sought a place of safety before tie crash came. There was however a brakeman on the rear Section Olio stack to his Post of Doty trying to Stop the Onward Rush of the cars until the sections collided. He was thrown with great Force from the cars but miraculously escaped with int serious injury. The damage done was confined to live cars and tie track which was torn no fora Short distance. One of tie wrecked cars contained about 800 bushels of shelled Corn two others containing soft Coal Aud one loaded with pig Iron were derailed and thrown Over the embankment. Another car also containing soft Coal was badly broken. The wreck occurred at 0 of clock in the morning but by 9 30 the wreck trains from Catawissa and Milton had cleared away the debris and repaired tiie track. The passengers and mail of the North bound 8 of clock train were transferred at this Point yesterday morning. Trolley Une Busy. The trolley line handled to Nav sengers during saturday Aud Sun div. All the cars arriving at Mill sire t were Well filled with Holiday shoppers on saturday and on Sun Lay Many people took advantage of the warm cars to take pleasure tides to Bleu Hurt and other Points along the Road. Flaking Good use of Good roads. The Snow has Boon Well used the past few Days both tor pleasure and business. Sleigh ing has been greatly indulged in cutters of All kinds being in great demand. While not As Good As those who have not tried them might think the roads Are in a condition that makes spinning Over them behind a spirited team very pleasant Aud agreeable to the participants. Sled rides Aud Sleigh ing parties Are being nightly enjoyed and the tingling of the merry Silver toned balls in the Frost air gives a pleasant sound to the ear. Farmers Aud teamsters Are taking advantage of the present condition of the streets and highways and find them much easier to haul Over than Befu the the Snow smooth the rough places. W. E. C. Coxe passes away. After an illness of Over a year and which had kept him at his Home for the past six weeks William Ellery chaining representative of the Cambria steel company Aud the Boyd Stickney Coal company died at 10 o clock this morning at the family residence 2319 Monroe Street. Or. Coxs who had lived in Toledo for the past eleven years was born in Philadelphia june 12, 1837. He was a graduate of the High school of his native City and was a private of the Commonwealth artillery of Pennsylvania during tie civil War. He was married to Frances Yeomans of Danville pa., june 12, 1s66. During his life to was associated with the Pennsylvania amp heading Railroad and the Columbas amp hooking Coil Ami Iron company. Mrs. Coxe died four years ago. Tie deceased Leivis is children. They Are mis. E. M. Morgan of heading. Pa., Charles e., who is now in Mexico H. Coxe a Springfield Iii. Miss Eleanor Coxe James Boyd Alfred y. Coxe of Toledo. Or. Ooze was a member of tie unitarian Church Ami was vice president of the Toledo chamber of Commerce in 1898. He was a Public spirited and charitable Man and was Well known in bins Tessand financial circles. A Toledo news Bee. The deceased came to Dauville in the Early sixties and was employed by the firm of Waterman and Beaver. He was connected with the Iron industries in this City for Many years and in Many capacities. He was superintendent and manager of the Philadelphia and read ing Coal and Iron company and Montour Iron Aud steel company work on Road discontinued. Am of rations on the state Road Between this City and Mausdale have been suspended until tie breaking up of Winter. The Road at presencia in a bal condition for travel. Tie most of the work 11 will take about three weeks provided Good weather prevails and the material is on hand when operations Are resumed in the Spring. The grading of the Road has been entirely finished. It is necessary to put on three layers of Stone Aud cinder. First a five Ipoh layer of crushed cinder then a two Inch layer of crushed or trap Rock Al of a one Inch layer of screening. The Bottom layer of cinder is All in place but Only 1350 feet one third of tie Wenle distance of flushed Stone has been applied. 3fi0 feet of screenings have been put on the Road and a space 200 feet in length at the Dauville end has been rolled and finished it will be necessary to go Over this portion again in the Spring. All Drain pipes have been installed. There Are in All seven culverts for which it was necessary to use sixty feet of eighteen Inch and sixty eight feet of thirty six incl terracotta pipe and thirty six feet of sixteen Inch thirty six feet of forty eight Inch Aud sixty feet of twelve Inch Iron pipe. Day december 20. Consequently the Rumsey company is now working on borrowed time and for Auy thing known to the contrary at the present period it will continue to work in that manner for quite awhile yet. Practically everything is at a standstill. Many of the poles contracted for some tune ago to take the place of the ninety or More condemned by the Light committee of Council have not materialized. Whether they have been delayed at the starting Point or held no some where Enro Ute nobody seems to know. In Short the Only thing positively known about the poles is that they Are not Here Aud cannot be planted till they come. The engine and the Dynamo where Are they Echo answers where like the poles they Are very cons Pic Ous by their absence. Occasionally word is received that they will be Here in a few Days followed shortly by a message to the effect a it habit has been found necessary to make a few More changes in one or the other or both and Shi Maut has been unavoidably delayed it is stated that recently teams were engaged to haul the Long looked for engine and Dynamo from the Railroad to the Power House so certain were those principally interested that both would arrive that Day. The contract with the owners of the horses was subsequently called off and it Hasni to been renewed since. Tie members of the Light committee will now wait until they see the engine and Dynamo before believing that they Are Here. The present contract wit i the Standard electric Light company ends january 1st, and after that some other arrangement will be made Between the Borough and the Standard company for lighting the streets until the Munici Plant is completed. Danville will observe on monday next. Sunday will be Given the True significance it deserves but the merrymaking the Jollif cation and All else that goes wit i the typical will b lot Loose on monday. As agencies to this end the Bankers Aud merchants of the City have contributed hugely and in their Wake will follow the others with whom the Observance of any Holiday is a matter of individual discretion. The b inks will be closed on monday. M inv of the St will close at noon and observe the afternoon add Overin it fittingly by giving their employees a much needed rest. Most of the Industrial plants will be Idle and furnaces will be banked wherever possible. At the Post office the general delivery window will be open from 8 to 9 in tie morning and from 6 to 7 in the evening. Tie mail carriers will make but one delivery and one collection. The carriers window will be open As usual in the evening. Pender. There Are Many magicians before the Public presenting various forms of entertainment but there Are none More Clever or More worthy than Ped Treme Eastern Section of the United state1, Bis name is a household word. Pender is a real magician in that lie is tie inventor Aud Patentee of All of his tricks. During the summer months he is deluged with orders at his workshop to Supply some of the Best know magicians with his inventions. Severn Al of these magicians Are now performing feature acts exclusively wit i Penders inventions. Pender will soon appear at the Danville opera House. Special matinee and night december 26th. Affecting the p. Amp r. Railway. The scarily of water promises to seriously interfere with the transportation department of the Philadelphia amp Reading railway company and is already being Felt. The big mud run Reservoir dear Frackville which has a depth at the least of More than forty feet has Only six feet of water in it Aud it is feared that the Supply will give out entirely. The Enrigue at Mahanoy plane Frackville and St. Clair get their Supply from the Reservoir As do a number of collieries up tie Valley. In order to Supply the boilers at Mahanoy plane a big Force of men worked All Day tuesday in putting a pomp on tie lower Side of the Frackville Culvert to catch the water from the Stream that formerly supplied the abandoned Law reuse Colliery and which is now being used in the plane boilers. This pump was started up tuesday morning. The steam is generated from the boiler of a engine that stands on a track made for it near the plane House. Arrangements Are being made to put on the water trains running out to <7. It iter Puu .11 of emergency. The water is hauled from there to All Points along the system where it is required. The made r be started has not As yet upon. Been decided returning Home. The hotel registers show the effect of tie approaching holidays As to not of the travelling 11011 have completed their work for the year atol Are now returning Home to enjoy the yuletide. Work at undergrad crossing. Notwithstanding inclement Heatlie and other drawbacks. Contractor Rogers bus been making fairly Good to or s a the undergrad crossing this a Ltd k the concise piers have reached a height of about 7 feet and Are steadily growing. Regarding the durability of these piers Many doubtful expressions Are heard. Opinions Are based on the fact that the work is being done in the Winter when everything is against the solidity Aud durability of of Porete. No Iron yet work delayed. Work of the Bridge yesterday com pared favourably with what was done the previous Day practically nothing so far As concerned the Iron portion of the Structure. The material for which the men have been waiting since monday Lias yet been received from the Kings Bridge company. Until it arrives the Horst Heads construction company can do nothing. The false work from Between the second and third piers was taken Down and removed Over Between the fourth and fifth piers preparatory to potting it up there. All the bunts were Toru apart on account of the uprights having been too solidly Frozen in the ice to remove them in the whole As was previously done. All will now have to he rebuilt causing a great Deal More 1 in it a Lnu formerly. A counter suit. Charles Batt West Berwick hotel keeper and the Well known italian labor agent on tuesday after Yoou entered bail in $300 for his a pc race at court. Battaglia was charged with shooting John Demike saturday night. Battaglia instituted a counter suit on tuesday swearing out a warrant for tie arrest of Mike Demorse Angelo Machi Agoto Mike Compo hels and John Demike charging them with put ring his place of business of committing an assault and Battery upon Linin Aud wit i attempting to Rob and kill him with revolver razor and knife. It was in self defense he alleges that he used the revolver. The warrants sworn out by Battaglia were served tuesday Aud the ii ear aug was held Between six and seven o clock tuesday evening. December term of court. The december term of court opens next monday. December 26. There Are Oulu a few cases to be tried Aud they being of a trivial nature will of easily disposed of. Following Are the cases listed William Owens receiving goods under false pretence. Frederick Woll desertion and no support. Witson r. Frantz desertion and no support. H. R. Maunett assault Aud Battery. Lewis Rieck assault and Battery. Edward Huzzard assault and Battery. P. Miller larceny by Bailee. Committee will meet. Rev. Charles Morison of Sunbury who is chairman of the standing committee of the new episcopal diocese has issued a Call for the members of the committee to meet in Harrisburg on tuesday december 27, to decide Ott when and where to hold the convention for the purpose of electing a Bishop. The number of candidates for Bishop will not be As Large As at the recent convention in Lancaster when or. Manning was elected. The Rev. Or. Foley of Trinity Church Williamsport is the Choice of Manv for Bishop of the new diocese. Another victim of icy sidewalks. Another Accident resulting from treacherous sidewalks occurred tuesday afternoon when Uriah Grove of 32 vice Street fell of the Snow covered Ico breaking his nose Aud severely cutting his forehead. Or. Grove was walking on Pine Street Between Walnut and lower Mulberry when the Accident occurred. There is quite a Steep Grade at this Point and this together with the fact that the icy spots were hidden from View by the recent Snow fail was pc countable for the Accident. No one saw the Man fall but Simon Hoffman happened to be passing soon after and noticed that or. Grove was injured. Or. Hoffman assisted him to or. Paules drug store where the fracture was reduced. A queer Bank note. Notice has been issued by the secret Servi e of a new counterfeit $10 Buffalo Hank note. It is of the series of 1901, bearing the Check letter 1 and plate no 114 there is a period Between a Hiu Tou and d. U. The paper is Thimsy and the silk threads Aie a coarser than la the genuine note. Will return to Danville. Or. And mrs. Harry g. Thomas of j Portland me., who have been travelling in Europe for the past four years Are now visiting or. Thomas Uncle w. W. Thomas the United states minister to Swo Deti and Norway. It. And mrs. Thomas expect to return to this country in a few Mouths when they will come direct to this City to visit mrs. Thomas Mother mrs. Emma Heller Oliuch Street. Farmers melting Snow. Trio Snow recently fallen will prob ably save May dollars for Farmers in different portious of the state scores have been hauling water to feed their Stock since the first of the Mouth. The unprecedented dry weather of october Aud november Lias caused Many Springs to run very Low Aud Many Springs Aud Wells which have been standbys for Many years some even from the Days of the Early settlers have gone dry or pretty near it. The Snow can now be melted and water supplied for troughs and barns and cattle saved whereas a week ago Farmers were feeling pretty gloomy. Not in years Lias there been so Little water Aud those who have supplies that Caubo relied upon can count themselves fortunate. Help others to be Happy. While May find the Reader of this article in a prosperous and Happy condition bringing with it a Shower of Beautiful gifts and a festive Board that groans under a Load of tempting viands it must be remembered that there Are May who see no Joy connected with the yuletide who sit up to a coarse meal whose dinner is the Plain everyday meal and who have the Barest necessities and none of the luxuries. Hundreds and thousands of stockings Are Hung up that Are never filled and morning brings bitter disappointment to Many a Little one Aud Many a mothers heart aches to bursting As she hears her Little one Prate of a Santa Claus who will bring no toys to them. Dear Reader be charitable in yuletide. A it is More blessed to give than to receive. A guard against this danger. Amidst the festivities and Joys there is one danger lurking which should be guarded against. We refer to the Xmas Trees. Most of the decorations Hung upon them Are easily ignited. To cover a tree with lighted candles is to invite a catastrophe Aud Fate has on Many occasions accepted tie invitation. Per sous who can afford Electrio lights May use them with Security others will consult the safety of their families and their houses by keeping open lights away from dry and resinous branches. Nothing could be More lamentable than a fatal casualty resulting from anything connected with the anniversary of which a bold produce nothing but happiness. A Way Down the gradually disappearing barriers Between the Church Aud the stage could hardly be better exemplified than by the recent engagement of we. A. Brady s famous new England pastoral a a was Down East a in Boston. During the run of the play in the Hub fifty seven clergymen representing All denominations Are said to have witnessed the performance. In this connection it is in resting to recall that the first drama produced in Boston was in 1750. The Novelty brought together such a crowd Aud created 60 much disturbance that the legislature passed a Law prohibiting theatrical entertainments As a tending to a nieces Suruy expense the increase of impiety and a contempt for a a Way nowt East will appear in Tutti to Ity on Friday evening december 80th. Will entertain at Montour House miss Sara Delong will entertain a number of friends at a Dauee to be Given at the Montour House thursday even aug december 29th. Important decision. Of monday judge Savidge handed Down a decision in the Case of Constable o Leary against Northumberland county in which lie decided against of Leary and in favor of the county. O Leary sued for $3,831.46 Inious $1836.21, which he had received on account for serving subpoenas. The decision will save the county a Large sum of Money

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