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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - December 29, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for me the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 Pep year do. 1 Irvin it it ii i knn1 n is Daly / it /. Office Livors 9 j. M to n .1/ a Quot la i p. �1. To a p. M 1 0 or ule. A. A Titis coi try will never be entirely free until it supplies allot it sown demands with its own vol. 49--no 52 Danville. Pa., thursday december 20, 1004. Established in 1855 a Hultz >1 425 Miu. St., , in a. Diseases of the Stoiu a Ami intestines a spec it i it. W. In. Acc Elk dentist Ocif 218 m11.1. St Kkt. Teeth extra Otid without in frown and Bridge work a specially. A quipped wit i the latest and n Ost improved instruments and preps red to execute the most difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds a dentist 288 Mill St., Danville a dentistry in All its branches. Charge moderate and All worn guaranteed established 18h2 condensed news. New years Day next. The cold wave is Here. The Vear is on its last legs. Well its All Over again. New calendars Are going the rounds. Let us Trust in a Good Lively building Boom for the coming year. New years Day was made for those who forgot some Friend on Christmas. The Bloch amp Benzbach Plant will not be operated this week on account of the annual Stock taking. Its evident that the a atelier Bureau does t know its business it won t give the country the water it needs. The by inet a houses of Danville have enjoyed an Excell it Trade and have no cause to complain. The weary clerks will now a Joy a Brief respite from their extra hours of toil. Interest in the Mummer Parade on new years Day is on the increase. C. W. B. Gernard proprietor of the Duck farm near Allentown has sold Over 28,000 ducks the past year. A forty three Pound Tarkey the largest Ever raised in Lancaster county was sold to a it Joy hotel for Christmas. December has Given us More Snow this year than Lor Twenty years. And the end is not yet. The Goodwill should not pass with Christmas. Keep it in your heart. The Man who borrows the use of his neighbors Telephone is getting almost As common As the Reader of the borrowed newspaper. More than Ordinary interest attaches to the coming session of the legislature. These Are the quiet Days that go be tween the two interesting Days. Purchasing what he thought was a big fat Turkey Hen a York Man discovered underneath its wings stones weighing several pounds. Monroe county Christmas tree dealers who have returned from Philadelphia say that the season was the b St in years. It is estimated that local dealers have cleared $80,000. Nearly 100 engaged in the business this year from that county. The Atlanta Constitution suggests that maybe after a mormon has tried Matrimony with the real living thing he is Good and ready for an Alliance with the graveyard variety. Through the Bounty of an unknown Benefactor one Hundred poor families in Williamsport were a applied with a Turkey and All the fixings necessary for a Christmas dinner. William a. Bradys successful production a Way Down East a which will be seen Here Friday evening draws the element of its Popula it from the simplicity of its Story and its absorbing interest. Real human sent inn it goes straight to the heart and this Quality so marked in a Way Down East is one of the factors that has helped the play to Fame and for Une. If you did t get what you wanted on Christmas console yourself with the reflection that perhaps you got More than you deserved a Natter of health powder absolutely pure has to substitute j of bold robbers at Lill pcs in with a Resolution pass i re monday evening december 12tli.tlie school Hoard in id its inciting tuesday evening instead of was the regular meeting night. Those present were Dauis Harpel. Trumbower u Osue Pursel Kurus. Fischer Jacobs wer Kleiser and with. President Harp 1 presided. The Fin wire committee reported the amount of state appropriation re Seiv Al for Vear ending the first monday ill june. 11104, of be to �75.4t. Of which t>0t>6 2st is the regular appropriation and f 09 15 the last instalment of the special appropriation provided he tie legislature. The amount received was 1838.14, less Thau for the preceding year Aud the committee recommended that the strictest Economy be observed in order to avoid a shortage of funds during the present year. It was decided on motion of or. Greene to remove the blackboards from the Laboratory in the High school building to the primary room of the fourth Ward. The printing committee reported having ailed for bids for the printing of 200 it ties of the course of studies for the schools of the Borough and had received bids As follows the Reader Blank Book co of Wilk Sharre fl.00 per Page. The Mcfarland Printer of Harrisburg ft.80 per Page of a basis of 64 pages to a Book Danville intelligencer $35.00 for 00 pages Montour county demo crat 40 cents per Page. On motion of or. Jacobs it was decided to have tie 200 copies printed As recommended by the printing committee. The Montour Democrat being the lowest bidder the contract for printing 200 copies was. Of awarded to that paper. The following Hills wore paid j. H. Cole w. G Brown Henry Holt amp co. O. M. Leniger. George Deobler. William Aten. Maynard Merrill amp co teachers Aud janitors. Institute expenses. Interest on Bonds. City superintendent Gordy called attention of the Board to the Anno at convention of the Montour county school directors to be held in y. M c. A. Hall january 17th. 1905 and impressed upon the members the importance of attending this convention from which much Good is bound to result. Motion ordered $ 38 87 4 80 7.00 6.10 1.00 .50 300 1783.00 801.50 122.50 a hold Ait nip at burglary that was frustrated by to e prompt and courageous net Ion of William k. Mowery. Occurred at Kipps run monday night. A determined Olfort was made to Ftp Preheim i who Hon Ehret a re. And the capture of at least one of them was prevent d Only by or. Mowery receiving a blow on the head from a sandbag w Hen he had on of the miscreants at his mercy. William k. Mowery and his wife live on a farm near Kipps run monday night about 11 80 of clock or. Mowery went Down stairs to the Kitchen to get a drink of water and while lie was in the lower portion of the House he heard a noise at the front door. As he hesitated Aud listened the scratching Coati used Aud was followed by the sound of breaking Glass. He knew at once that a burglary was being committed so went quietly to a closet where his revolver was kept armed stealthily approached the door leading inti the front room. Gaining the door he threw it open Aud came face to face with the Man who had opened the front door by inserting his hand through the Hole in the Glass panel that he had broken and turning the key which was in the lock. Or. Mowery shot Point Blank at the Man who although wounded turned Rati out of the door and jumped off the porch. Following closely or. Mowery also jumped from the porch Aud landed up the Man who had fallen. They grappled and the Man was about giving up fit i. Sec Ife the struggle when or. Trouble in removing ferry. A a Reat Deal of trouble has been experienced by the county commissioners in getting the ferry boat out of the ice in the River and to a place of safety upon the Hank last week the Montour of duty commissioners made an agreement to i ave the boat taken from the River but when the terms were communicated to the Northumberland county commissioners they thought the Price too High. The latter then gave the contract for removing the boat for $25.00, and communicated the plan to the commissioners of this county. Yesterday morning the party who was to have undertaken the Job met the Montour commissioners in the court House and stated that if would be impossible to do the work with the River in its present Condit on. Yesterday afternoon a message was received from the Northumberland county commissioners stating that As soon As they could arrange a meeting other plans for the removal of the Flat would be made. Mowery received a blow on the head from a Sand hag that stunned him and j caused him to Loe his grip on the thief who immediately followed his pal in a race for the Road. Or. Mowery who lost control of himself Only for the fraction of a minute saw the two men running a Short distance away. When they did not obey his Anions to halt he fired twice but ins shots apparently took no effect. Upon gaining the Road to e men ran toward Riverside. Or. And mrs. George Kase and Pierce Haughawout were guests at the Mowery Home on monday night and both or. Kase and it. Haughawout answered the Calls for help hot their assistance arrived too late. The Man who was shot at in the House was wounded As or. Mowery had blood stains upon his face and clothes after the struggle. Levi b. Sechler a life Long resident of Danville and a Man honoured and beloved by All who knew him died on monday evening while presiding As Post commander at a meeting of Goodrich Post. No 23, g. A r. The end came suddenly hardly ten minutes passing from the time of the la ref Shock until the last spark of life had fled. It was the regular monday evening meeting of the Post and or. Sechler had but one More meeting to serve As commander before in is Terra expired. An important question was being considered by the members and or. Sechler Acet Ned to be giving his whole attention to the matter when suddenly he threw up his hands and with a convulsive movement fell backward. Drs. Curry Aud Thompson were summoned but before their arrival the Man was dead. Or. Seoul Era a was a familiar face about Danville Aud in the Many years of his residence Here he had won Loyal and lasting friends among every class of men and in every walk of life. Anyone who came in Contact with him. Was Che red by his smile and was anxious to meet him again and know him better. Or. Sechler s greatest Reward on Earth was his legion of Friend and of these he was More proud than of any other Boon that might have been Given him. The deceased was a lifelong resident of Danville having been Boru Here in March 1845. He had an excellent War record. In june 1863 he enlisted in co. A 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer luf Autry As a private in which Ca pacify he served throughout the remainder of the War. He was mustered out of co i 104th Pennsylvania volunteers infantry in August 1865. To joined the g. A. R., Post no. 22, in 1885 he was also a member of St. Paul a methodist episcopal Church. He took an Active re it in the Worl of the prohibition party in Montour coun by Ami was the candidate for sheriff upon that ticket Oil several occasions. Or s Juhr is survived by a Sou Norris of Detroit Midi and a Dagold a Skyl Ujj George Fox a student at Susquehanna University is spending the Christmas vacation with relatives in this City. Miss Mary Beaver of Philadelphia is visiting at the Home of her parents or. And or. Tese Beaver Pino Street. Miss May Stoart of Philadelphia is the guest of or. And mrs. Charles Robinson. East Mahoning Street. Mrs. Conrad Hippensteel of blooms Burg is a guest at the Home of David Ruckle Bloom Street. Ralph Curry of new York City is visiting his parents or Aud mrs. I Thomas Curry sr., West mahoning1 Street. Harry Back of Muncy spent Sanday in this City. Or. And mrs. James Clemens Are guests of mrs. Matilda sheriff East Market Street. Herbert c. Moyer of Coatesville spent sunday at the Home of his parents or. And mis. W. H. Moyer East Market Street. Misses Amelia and Lou Mcclure of Philadelphia spout Christmas at the Home of their parents of Ash Street. Or. And mrs Joshua Bill Mao of Reading spent Christmas at the Home of judge Henry Divel Clarich Street rest Vastine of Pittsburg is visiting at the Home of his parents or. Aud mrs. Rufu Vastine South Danville. Hartman of Limestone visitor in this City yester Back porch thieves operate. On tuesday night the Back porches of the residences of t. J. Price and Frank w. Howe East Market Street were enter 1 by thieves Aud a number of articles taken. At the Price Home a dozen and a halt napkins several dozen handkerchiefs and a half dozen towels that had been placed on tie porch to dry were missing the refrigerator was rifled and a ont five pounds of butter secured. The Thieve Howe r. Failed to lift the lid of the upper ice compartment. Aud thereby overlooked a Fine Tarkey which was possibly the meat valuable article on the to Cli. From the Howe Home a Quantity of butter a Broom and several smaller Art ides were taken. No one in either the Howe or the Price residences Beard the it was not until yesterday morning that the losses were discovered. Reversed their work. The Outlook for a break up in the ice As greatly feared by the Hornell ads construction company yesterday morn ing and As a Safe guard t n y ser Abnit arranging things at the new Bridge so As to prevent any of the t material bring carried off by the ice should it move. The false work bit standing Between the third Aud fourth in a was fake u Down preparatory to moving it to it Dace of safety. All the false work b. Twee the fourth and fifth pie s was up and several Large Iron girder stretched across to a and above them i. The hoisting machine was i noted. The girders and the machine were removed hut before the work of tearing Down the false work was begun orders were issued not to take Down any of it Ai word had been received from up the River that the change in the weather had decreased the danger of a flood. Election of Bishop january 31. J the standing committee of the episcopal diocese of Harrisburg at a meeting Hebi in Harrisburg tuesday decide. De to hold a special convention of the diocese for the purpose of electing a Bishop at Harrisburg on tie evening of tuesday january 31. The convention will be held in St. Stephens Church of North front Street and cannot be attended by the delegates elected fur the Lancaster convention at which r a. Or. Mantling was elected. It will therefore he Neces Ary for the parishes in the diocese to elect new delegates to the convention to be held in Harri it Burg for the specific purpose of electing a Bishop. All of the members of the committee were present at tuesday s meeting which was held in the Commonwealth hotel and Over which Rev. Or. Charles Morrison of . There was Only a Short session and it a soon determined to hold the election in Harrisburg on the evening of tuesday the last Day of january. It is the Hope that the convention will be a Short one As Only the Bishop will be elected after the organization. Formal notice of the convention will be issued at once �0 that the delegates can to elected. The requirements Are thirty Days notice before a convention can be held. Coal diggers hade Safe. The thaw of tuesday and the sub sequent Rise in the River caused great activity among the owners of Coal diggers whose Flats were imprisoned in the ice. Yesterday All of the machinery was removed from the Leduc Digger to ii lies near the Shore below the wat a works. One of the auxiliary Flats was taken from the water and the main boat that had held the machinery will a beached today. The owners of the so Bury Digger that was used by Caldwell Harry and Leonard were in Danville yesterday. Their boat is near the Shore just above the Bridge. They deemed it unnecessary to remove the machinery Bat securely moored the Fly to with heavy Cali los to the Trees on the Bauk. Pleasant party. Or. And mrs. William Robinson gave a delightful party at their Home Wasli Hintonville. On tuesday evening in Honor of their son John. Those present were misses margin t k Iser Martha Jordan Pearl Umstead Helen Robinson Bernice Cor Sou. Ida Cotter Erma Diffen Backlu r. Izora hed Dens. Virgie Cooper Anna Robinson ratio Cooper Sara Diehl Luster Moer Ada Seidel and Irene Long a Bergerot Danville. Messes. Uarl Eves Adam Wagner wat Rrobinson Burgess Gibson c Ivin Deen William Seidel a liar Les Dei Trich Elmer Martz. Ross Heasook. Warren Pollock. Clyde reddens clan Martz Fuller Runyan Aud John Rohin her Hannah of this City. His wife died of the 2nd of lat october. Five Guet of mrs a Sisters also survive mrs. Frank Berguer mrs. John Kramer mrs twin Hunter mrs. Martin Swank and mrs. Stephen Shutt. The funeral will take place from his late residence of grand Street at 2 of clock on Friday afternoon. At a special meeting of Goodrich Post of tuesday evening it was decided that the members should attend the obsequies in a body and to meet at the Hall at 1 30 of clock Sharp. Hacks w ill convey Che comrades to the episcopal cemetery where the grand army ritual will close the impressive ser vices. George e. Ville was a Day. M. M. Frymire of Sudbury made a business trip to to is City yesterday. W. J. Leidy of Liberty township was a business visitor in this City yesterday. William g Ford of Mooresburg spent yesterday in this Ity. George h. Smith transacted business in Catawissa yesterday afternoon. Walter Raver will leave today for a visit with friends at Plymouth. Miss Ida Crick of Reading is the Miuchu Hoyor. Hummers held meeting. A meeting of the mummers association was held last evening in the grand jury room. The plans for the Parade Are nearing completion and All indications Point to a big and enthusiastic Celebration. The soliciting committee reported that 10 prizes had been secured and would be offered to participants in the Parade. The printing committee reported that Bloomsburg Berwick. , Northumberland and Lewis Borg had been b that a Quantity of cloth Hai it been porch sed for trolley car banners. The committee of Musio Reni sorted that Stoes hand the Mechanicsville hand and the Washington dram corps had been engaged to furnish Mufic for the Parade. A special levitation was issued to Farmer boys to appear in the Parado of horse Back. Hauling soil from Rupert. The d l. Amp w. Railroad company had a Force of Rae at work at Rupert yesterday getting a Quantity of Good soil ready for shipment to Kingston where it will be used in the new Green House which has been just finished by the company Aud which will be used for growing Flowers and plants to be used in adorning the stations along this division of the Road. The ground is procured from rhe farm of l. H. Boody from a very Fertile spot where the soil is some three feet deep. Some fifty Tous in All will be required to fill up the greenhouse. It will be loaded on the cars today. The d. L. Amp w. Railroad previously purchased of dealers the plants and Flowers used along its line but it has now decided upon the maintenance of its own greenhouses As the More economical plan. There Are several on the system the one at Kingston which is n Large and thoroughly modern establishment will Supply this division of the Road. Officers elected. Bub the Dost it it of those no resolutions. Years at a meeting of washing n Camp no. 364,1. O. S. Of a.,held last evening the following officers were elected president Isaac Gunzburger vice president William Wertman Masti r of forms Laic Gross inspector John Dell outbid a guard Charle j e Bey pm a recording , b. Wilson financial Secretary,.tames 1 v. Wilson treasurer or. O Shultz trustee William Wertman delegates to joint District convention George r. Wertman James v. Wilson Isaac Gunzburger Stephen kevins Aud William Wertman. Mrs John Armstrong of West Pitts a ton who has been visiting her Par i and mrs. Aaron sober. Front Street will return Home today. Edward Pomeroy of san Francisco cal., spent yesterday with friends in this pity and will leave today for for a visit with in is Mother. Thomas Curry and wife spent yesterday with relatives in Sudbury. Miss Anna Williams of, is visiting her parents or. And mrs. D. Williams Nassau Street Isaac Hoffman yesterday returned from a visit with relatives in Sha Ryokiu. Mrs. I. B. Heddens spent yesterday wit i friends in Shani Okin. Miss Hazel Harman of Milton visited friends in this City yesterday. Mrs. J. P. Grove of Lewistown i the guest of mrs. O. K. Schilling front Street. Mrs. W. L. Mcclure and sons Donald Aud Montgomery spent yesterday afternoon at Lewisburg. S. B. Kramer of Philadelphia Lias returned Home after a visit with his brother in Law Chiet of police mince Moyer. Miss Florence Smith enjoyed a trolley ride to Bloo Insburg yesterday afternoon. Charles Mortimer returned to Philadelphia on tuesday after spending christinas with ins parents in this City. Strawbridge Van a Leo of Pittsburg called on friends in this City yesterday. Miss Kathryn Raver 1� it yesterday for a visit with Friend in Plymouth. C. G. Van Aleo of Northumberland spent yesterday with friends in this City. Bailes Ford of Nanticoke was in this City yesterday. Or. Aud mrs. William b. Cham be i Lin of , arrived in Danville yesterday for a visit at the Rea Homestead West Market Street. I Ilia in Hunt will leave today for Pittsburg where he has accepted a position. C. 0. Moyer left yesterday for Avis it with relatives in Philadelphia. John Robinson a returned to the state Hospital after spending Christmas with his parents at Washington Villo. Clarence e Prout of Boston mass., and h. P. Proof of the Obet Liu conservatory of music Are spending part of their Christmas vacation at the Home of their Ancle Thom is front grand Street. I. W. Rank Esq of Lime Stoneville transacted business in this City yester Day. W. E Patterson of Liberty township spent yesterday in this City. James Fullmer of mini a transacted business in Danville yesterday. Ladies auxiliary meeting. The regular monthly meeting of the ladies auxiliary of the y. M. C. A. Will he held in association parlor this evening at 7 3 it o clock. Arrangements will be made for the new years reception and for this reason a full attendance is requested. The december term of court convener monday morning with associate judges s. Y. Thompson Aud Frank g. Blee on the Bench. The constables of the county made their returns. Mcclellan Diehl of Washingtonville a appointed tip staff to wait upon the grand jury and w. E. Young of Danville and Joseph Swank of Mayberry township were appointed to wait upon the court. The report of the auditor of the estate of Phoebe Hilkert was confirmed Nisi. Divorce was granted As prayed for in Case of Ella Roberts is. George e. Roberts. Edward Purpur was appointed county auditor vice e. V. Flick. The following accounts were confirmed Nisi by the court first Ami partial account of Mery e. Rote George l. Rote and Sallie k. Pierce executors of Christian Laubach. Fiu til account of David d. Williams Trust o of estate of Evan e. Davis. First and partial account of b. Pollock and Charles e. Shires sr., executors of William s. Pollock deceased. First and partial account of Charles Mottern administrator of Lydia Lormer. First Aud partial account of r. H. Simiu Toti administrator of William m. Simiu Toti. First and final account of Ella v. Bith a administer matrix of Daniel Bitler. First and final account of Caroline Rieck executrix of Fredericka p. Rieck. Fir to and final account of j. Yarov and h. A a welliver administrators of Mark h. Carey. First and final account of James Dailey Assignee of James Martin. Second account of Thomas j. Rog Eil committee of William s Roberts. S. Y. Curry and Henry Simington were appointed to Lay oat a Road in Mahoning township with George West a Surveyor. Tuesdays proceedings. U. L Gordy was sworn As Foreman of the grand jury. In the cae of the Commonwealth is William Owen the charge being false pretence a nol. Pros was allowed placing the costs upon Owen. A nol. Pros was allowed in the cae of the it Commonwealth is. Edward Buzzard on charge of assault an 1 Battery. In the Case of the Commonwealth is Frid Woll desertion. Nol. Pros allowed. William Heiner is. Debora Heiner. Divorce granted As prayed for upon payment of costs. Court convened at 9 30 yesterday morning. The grand jury returned a verdict of not guilty in the Case of the Commonwealth is. P. Miller who was charged with larceny by Bailee. The costs were placed upon the county. Two viewers reports of Bridges were approved by the grand jury both reports being favourable to the proposed Bridges. Due Bridge is in Liberty town hip on the Road Between maus Dale and the Home of Henry Vincent. The other is in Derry township near the Home of Alexander Billmeyer. The report of the viewers of a Public Road in Deiry township was confirmed absolutely by the court. The report was favourable to the proposed Road which is a to begin at a Point in the Public Road near the residence of John Moser leading from the Public Road commonly known As the Back Jerseytown Road which begins at a Point in the Danville and Washington Vilie Public Road near the residence of a. Or. Clair leading to Jerseytown and is to end at a Point in the Danville Aud Washingtonville Public Road commonly known As the Billmeyer Road at a Point about three Hundred Yards North of the residence of David Steffen. The whole of said proposed Road being in Derry William v. Oglesby was appointed auditor to audit the Public accounts for the year 1904. At the afternoon session the following sheriffs deeds were acknowledged in open court George Maiers to w. E. Bloom $700.-00. Get org Maiers to George s. Kigiu nes $150 00. George Maiers to John h. Goeser $2000 00. Thu grand jury a report is As Fol 1 o Vav s to Tho court of quarters Sions of Montour county. The Public buildings were inspected and the follow ing repairs and improvements Are recommended for the court House a new roof Aud Ftp Ping the outside Balcony new Sash cords for court room windows plastering papering and painting the grand jury room water Cly sets removed from present location to Northwest Corner of the first floor a Man a Side walks built on Mill and Market streets for the court House property. For tie jail painting the Cage inside and nut. Cem it floors repaired and Kitchen papered. Beyond the repairs and improvements recommended the Public buildings arc found to be in a fairly Good condition. It i further recommended that a latest improved Sotl system of indexing be pin Chaser for use in the Regidor and recorders office. U. L. Gordy Foreman. It is farther room mended in amendment that Steps be taken toward removing the ferry boat and putting it in a place of safety. Court adjourned to meet saturday december 31st., at 10 a. M. Big trolley traffic the trolley traffic of the Danville and Bloo Insburg Lino on monday was tie heaviest since the Bloo Insburg fair every car being crowded. The pleasure seekers who took the trolley a a Means for Christmas eur Joy Mont began t come in the morning. And until late at night the Rush did not Abate. Both Danville Aud Bloo Insburg sent its quota to help swell the crowd. In the evening Many went to blooms Burg from Dauville to witness the Basket Ball game Between the old timers and the Friendship fire company steam of Bloomsburg. �1 break up in the River the ice in the liver started to move last night at 9 50, Aud was a Seething mass from Bank to Bauk. Theft Rry boat that was moored on the sooth Side was carried away by the Floe. It was extremely fortunate that the ice moved at night at a time when no one was crossing the River. All during yesterday Many pedestrians and some teams were using the natural Bridge. People were crossing a few hours before the ice passed away. 3 the rain and thaw of monday night had caused the River to Rise and weaken the ice. It was thought however that the ice at this Point was Suffler. Entry Strong to hold. At Berwick yesterday the River was Clear until three of clock in the afternoon when the ice started to come Down from above. The River started to Rise yesterday morning. From noon to 5 of clock yesterday afternoon it Rose a foot. After that it Rose More rapidly until there was a five foot flood raging at 10 of clock. With the first move of the ice the false work Between the fourth and fifth piers of the new Oridge was swept away with a crash. It was too a Lark for the spectators standing on the North Shore to see the heavy beats being torn Down but the cracking and snapping of the big timbers were distinctly heard. As stated elsewhere the Iron girders which had been placed across the false work on tuesday had been removed Early we in slay morning in anticipation of the ice Piug. The two Coal diggers anchored at the Shore near the North end of the Bridge had not been Taku from thir moorings at 11 of clock but an old Flat boat the property of the Bridge company Aud a Fine Little Row boat wore both carried away by the ice. The ice moved rapidly and Conseil considerable crashing Aud grinding but did no damage with the exception of that mentioned above. None is expected to occur from the flood unless a Gorge forms somewhere below Aud causes trouble from Backwater. At Midnight the water had reached the 8 foot Mark. T e ice at that hour was running slower Aud was More broken of. Indications pointed to a Genera break up in the River Early wednesday morning the result of the Mill weather and rain of the previous Lav. This caused no Little dread Aud alarm to be Felt in Dauville Aud South Danville because of the Outlook. There were numerous predictions that a break up would occur. The ice became covered with water the result of the rain and mild winds my or ing the Snow. This together with the count wearing away the under surface of the ice made it not Only unpleasant to Cross Over but exceedingly unsafe in spot. Gum boots an 1 High rubber shoes were much in ase. Those who ventured across without these preventative against wet Fet were subsequently obliged to make a change of foot Wear. As a result of the Thiu condition of the ice a few casualties occurred but none fortunately of a serious nature. A couple of teams broke through at places where the water was Low and whore they succeeded in getting out again without injury or much inconvenience. The Only Footman reported As having had an unpleasant adventure was Frank Ross. While standing conversing with a Friend near the Middle of the River the ice suddenly Aud without warning dropped from under him. Or. Ross went along Aud was submerged up to his neck in the coldest kind of water. When he succeeded in getting out he said he had no idea that the water was half As frigid a it is. Or. Ross was the first Man to walk across the River after it had froze n Over Aud the first to break through several weeks afterwards. The Piedi Catious that the River might Rise sufficiently Here to move the ice were based on the general Outlook and the report coming from Point up the Riv. Near the Headwater of the North Branch the indications were Bright for a Good sized fre Het. It Wilkes bar re the River Roe five feet during the morning but the change in the weather f Oze the humorous tiny streams pouring into the Small Aud checked the flowing into the River to some extent. Some time during tuesday night tie ice broke at Tuuk Hancock and of Gau to Block at Nanticoke. Yesterday after you the Gorge broke and moved quietly Over the Nanticoke dam before any damage from Backwater occurred. Before the Gorge gave away however Many of the people on the West Side of the River fearing that the water might overflow its Banks and inundate their properties Aud Homes made in to preparations for flight Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Largs 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 ail k kinds and description Mills resum a i operation the Holiday season is about closed. With its exit from the sphere of existence the buy hum of Industry stayed for a moment to enjoy the pleasures of the merry yuletide. Will soon by heard again in the Laud. Fires will be rekindled smoke in dense volumes will gush from thousands of Stackel millions of wheels will be pot in motion Adas a unit work for the accomplishment of the certain purposes of which each of the Many Busy hives of Industry hate to do. In this respect those in Banville will not be in the rear. The various Mills Aud factories in town Ever in 11ns with their kind in other places will soon be on the go. By tuesday of next we Kall Likely will have resumed operations and be working full if not Over time As a few were doing for some time previous to the holidays. They will Start out under glowing auspices. The coming season gives Bright Assurance of being a prosperous one everything is encouraging and Points to a Busy Winter Aud summer in Danville not Only in the manufacturing portions of the City but in other places As Well. A building Boom is Dot the remotest thing possible. Considerable work of that kind will be commenced when Spring opens and in connection with it Street paving will be resumed and other things started for the bettering of Danville in general. A Way Down there Are Many things to take into reckoning when accounting for the t eme dons Vogue of a Way Down East which will be at the opera House on Friday evening. The simplicity Aud tie directs of the Story Appeal to every Hod the Broa Djon of the inimitable a Chi holler Aud the comedy of i lie other characters lha realism of the various scenes the wonderful Simola fion of the blizzard the strength of the company Aud the Power of the Story itself these things in some measure will Tell Why a War Down East fills the theatres season aft r season. Added to this is the fact that the cast is kept up to its original High Standard while the production a made More elaborate each succeeding season. Boat caught in Hoving ice. When the ice Floe came Down tha River at Berwick yesterday afternoon it caught a Row boat with four Orocu parts Aud it was Only after a desperate struggle that the men succeeded in getting the boat to Shore. A Mac Kyd Chamberlin a Riverman of Berwick was rowing Jerry Mcmurtrie of Philadelphia and two travelling men from Nescopeck to Berwick when the ice above came Down upon them. Noticing the Floe approaching they tried to make the Shore before the Loe reached them. They were overtaken however and took Refuge behind one of the piers of the Berwick Bridge hoping the ice would pass off and give them an Opportunity to get to land. The Floe became thicker As they waited Anil Fili ally they pushed off in a desperate attempt to gain a lauding before the boat was crushed. Several times the boat was nearly , hut each time the heroic efforts of the ii Jpn saved the situation. The boar landed some distance below the Bridge. New years at y. M. C. A. The us �1 p Epa Vatious Are being made at the y. M. C. A. For the new y arts rec \ Tion next monday there will be of u Hove during the Day for the mein tiers and their friends who Ara cordially invited to Call at the building. The affair is under the supervision of the Lidies auxiliary by whom an excellent program is being arranged. A m Hiing will be held t he latter Par of Iii week a which the final arrangements will he made. The reception will be held in the evening and refreshments will be served during the after you and evening. Last year the affair was a great soc Cess a Large number of people visiting the association during the Day not a few of Ali in being strangers. There May be a Short rest for the weary for this week at least. Nearing completion. The Concrete piers at the undergrad crossing Are rapidly no Arius completion a the work progresses much More rapidly toward the top of the piers. There Only remains about s1 feet of Concrete to be built on each pier Aud contractor d. J. Rogers expects to Complete the work by the last of this week if the weather does not interfere. By All Means let the legislature provide for the publication of the Laws. The people want to know what is provided for their government

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