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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - February 4, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for lie Home 1 he circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american subscriptions per year in a Irving ii. Jennings. 1>xm 1st.- office hours american this country will never he entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own Voi. It nor it. Danville. Pa.,till 1�sday february 4 1�hm 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 anti ounces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to sex cute in the neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and description a i .1 i. In /2 i i m. In a t Mitre is. In Nilu. I n. 111 i i >1 in. 425 Mil i St., Iun Vii i Kpa. of tin stomach Una a i nth saints a spec i ally let it u a it i u k , dentist l is Mil i Kkt. #�?��?�11 Ixl Raceil without pain frown it nil i it Tegt work a specially. A Tilp cd with tue Nln to Anil night improved i mid re �ie�1 to execute the Inonu difficult work. Or. C. Ii. Reynolds dentist. A ass tin St., Danville a. Of a ii try in a i air Branch. Voharas air Lerate a lid gear tut Hal ii a in Vlad a Money value we would ail be Rich. And Winter it i Tours no sign of Loos-ti111k 1, mip John Mitchell. President of the unt d Itne workers will sail for Paris a a 1st Liia is ii is first trip across t Quot a a an and he goes As a Delegate to the 1> the rational mining we i our Etc s in Paris on May 23. V ill was a a let t d by a unanimous the big Henry Clay Colliery of the Reading company is lying Idle and will i Tell remain so Lor some True. To lease of the property has expired and a he heirs the Bel As estate who own the not in a mrry. It renew. A leap year Box social will he Given by tin Aid society of Mausdale in the Junior Mei liar nos Hall on tuesday evening. February 16tli. Proceeds for the Benefit of the Mausdale Church All a. A in ii cordially invited. Tit a temperature for january was from 4 to tid it Glees below the average. And the cold weal hot a has been pin t ii ally continuous since the lat decade of nov it tuber. Allentown in View of tin Many hot Dale arising out of the Bechtel Murdt-., is going to so t its House in order Aud give some attention to the More is of its people. Not a moment too soon. The Allentown fair is looked opon As a salacious affair and nothing Conti chutes More to give Allentown a Olack Eye to Nail that annual Orgis. It St Berwick is Ejob ing Over tiie fact that the smallpox is no longer prevalent in that Borough. The Trum bite Houe was fumigated saturday and tins is the last Case. Weather Prophet Hirk predicts All kinds of dismal tilings Fui february. He says there will he ,sleet, and blizzards. The month will close with fair and moderate weather. Those that enjoy an old fashioned Winter should cotia out Aud Battle with 111 delights and not merely Content the Selv with admiring its Beauty from tie Chimney Corner. The authorities of Butler refuse to accept any More Money for Relief As the typhoid epidemic is practically at hit end and they have sufficient funds to carry it through. At Pittsburg $3000 is awaiting them. The Mouth of january just closed has made a record for itself in the Way of severe weather. On three occasions the Mercury went Way below Zero. A total of about 22 inches of Snow has fallen. Tiia Beautiful having descended on ii Days out of the 31. Many a Rock which his enemies throw at a Man enables him to climb higher. There is another crusade against immoral exhibitions at county fairs. It in a Good move hut the crusaders will find More gambling than any other Ort of immorality at the Ordinary county fair. And the gambling is done openly As if the Law officers were partners of the gamblers. Or. Yeoman so Bible Glass assisted by the Ladis Aid society of Mahon my pres byte Ria Church will hold a supper in g. A r. Hall on thursday evening. February 18th. The proceeds will he applied to tie carpet fund. Counterfeit Stiver dollars stamp d 1888 uie reported in circulation in this part of the state the milling and general appearance Are deceptive but the sound betrays the counterfeit and the weight is too Light. Gnu Lineu who sighed for a real Good old fashioned Winter will henceforth kindly refrain from further like indulgence. Only six people out of 32,000,000 travelling in Pullman cars have been killed in the la a three years now Yon know Why you Are asked to pay sex Tia not tor luxury but for safety. And tin groundhog need not worry hic self Over Coal Hills for the next six weeks either. Flection Day will soon be Here. Get ready to give Var support to the it men. If this Winter should happen to linger in tie Lap of up ing. That Gin l creature would undoubtedly suspect la it tilt ice wag till had backed up Ai d disgorged its Burden the great ice Gorge concerning which a much has been printed is bringing sightseers to Bloomsburg by the hundreds daily. Danville which next to Bloomsburg Ami Catawissa is situated nearest the big Gorge Ami therefore lie most Likely to be affected by it naturally feels the keenest interest and among the sightseers on the spot the largest number generally Are found to be Danville people. On saturday afternoon the 2 11 d. L. Amp w. Train alone carried seventy three of our townspeople whose objective Point was Catawissa or blooms Burg. The train was tilled before it reached our town and by the time the Danville contingent had distributed themselves about the train standing room was at a Premium. Owing to the crowded condition of the cars it was impossible for the bulk of the passengers to catch More than an occasional glimpse of the ice and it was Oulu those that disregarded the rules Aud Rode upon the platform who had auth aug like a full View of the Gorge. People who carried in their mind images of the great ice Gorge As pict ured from descriptions Given earlier 1 in the week were doomed to Alsap a ointment. The evidences of a great flood were everywhere apparent but the Mountain of ice had sunken into a mole Hill. The receding water the wasting action of Sun and wind had conspired to alter the entire aspect of the Gorge. In forty eight hours the 1 change was remarkable even Twenty Congress j four hours had done wonders. Of saturday afternoon tin River along its entire course was Well within its Banks. Here and there it is True a Hump Otico Rose slightly above the Shore but the great body of ice through our the entire distance Lay on a level with the River Bank or slightly below if. There was no room to doubt however that the most lurid descriptions Given of the Hood when at it height in All instances coincided with fact. There were plenty of evidences both of its fury and its scope in i lie overturned dwellings in the immense windrows of ice masses stranded in the Fields far from the River and in the bands of ice around the tries ten feet Horn the ground which marked the height of the flood on sunday w Hen freezing conditions set in. The Beautiful stretch of farm land Between Rupert and Bloomsburg still presents a desolate appearance. Things around Catawissa also look bad.especi-�i11v Between that Point and Rupert where the trolley track is concealed under a deep Deposit of ice and debris and the sagging wires and the trolley poles wrecked or Leming out of perpendicular add to the general aspect of desolation. At no place however Dees the ice Gorg Awe one Asir di<1 earlier in the week and if requires an Effort of the mind associate with it now the thought of any great destruction. The danger limit is not past. A heavy rainfall in which the melting Snow would add to the volume of water might precipitate a Floral in which All the thrilling scenes of a week ago would be repeated but under weather conditions of any other sort things will naturally follow their present trend. The water May not fall much Low which would to All the better considering that it might assist in wearing away the ice. Already it is apparent that the River has worked a Channel through the Gorge. The water has nearly receded from the farm land Aud practically the entire current which sweeps Down by Danville comes through under the ice. In View of these facts people in Bloomsburg and in Catawissa saturday were inclined to be optimistic. All had emerged from a state of suspense. While not a few were to be found who chose to regard the big ice gorg�1 As a dosed incident and expressed a belief that it bad passed a Point when harm would be Likely to n ult ire wide .1 in county superintendent o. A. Derr of was in this City yesterday and during an interview spoke most encouragingly on the subject of tin fatal schools. The Good attendance the interest shown by teachers and pupils alike As Well As the substantial Progress which follows As a result of such application Are causes for general congratulation or. Derr attributes this encouraging state of affairs in no Small degree to the influence of the teachers meetings which were inaugurated in this coun to last Tali. These Inee bugs Are township affairs i and take in not Only the teachers and 1 directors hut All the patrons and Pupil a. They Are held at intervals of three weeks each of i he several school houses of the District being selected in turn As a place of meeting. The teacher holding Forth in the school House where the meeting is held always acts As chairman. The meetings Are purely for discussion of subjects to be taught and meth ods of teaching. The teacher i required to prepare a paper on a subject selected by the county superintendent which is often one which in his judgment is not taught quite As Well As it should be in that particular school. The paper i read after which the subject is taken up for general discussion. By the Tine a full interchange of views ii a been effected All that is Worth knowing o i the subject has come to the surface. The county superintendent himself makes it a Point to be present at the teachers meetings. The meetings he says Are exceedingly popular and on one occasion there were 125 persons present. Many of the papers Are exceedingly Good while the discussion participated in he the teachers show that they have to ii special pains to familiarize themselves with the subject. My Derr i much please d with the Prog. Shive spirit shown by Tim teachers of the county. They fully understand he says that they most Advance to Kep up with the March of Progress. In examining applicants for teachers positions lat year in. Raised the Standard from t�0 per cent to to per cent. Next summer it will have to be still higher and no one will be granted a provisional certificate who does not attain an average of 75 per cent next year the new act goes into effect which fixes the minimum Salara paid to teachers at $35 per month. Or. And mrs. Phares Specht of or. And mrs. William Leister of Georgetown spent sunday at the Leisenring Home. West Mahoning Street. Prof. Lewis Anuber Tualii of Wilkes Barre spent sunday with relatives in Danville. Or. And mrs. Morris Elleu bogey of Wilk Sharre spent sunday at tin. Al Lenh Geti Home lower Mulberry Street. Or. Val6 Drumheller of Berwick spent Lunday with Bis parents at hotel Oliver. Arthur Roan of Berwick spent Snn-1 Day with Danville friends. John Bowden transacted business in Sun Bury yesterday. Richard Fogel. Riverside transacted business in Sunbury yesterday. F. G. Peters transacted business in w ilk Escarre yesterday. District attorney Ralph Kisuer transacted business in Sunbury yesterday. George b. Kase was a Bloomsburg visitor yesterday. Morris Marks of Riverside transacted business in Sudbury . W. J. Nelson of the Brunott and Moulton repertoire company is in this City arranging for the coming engagement of his company at the opera House All next week. Elias Mai r up it yet today iut Sudbury. T. H. Snyder of Shenandoah returned Home yesterday after a visit with friends in this City. W. Kase West. Esq. Transacted Busin a in Sudbury yesterday. Albert Dreifuss of Altoona is visiting his parents or. And mrs. Simon Dreifuss. Lower Mulberry Street. W. T. Slippers of was in Sudbury yesterday. Miss Annie l. Miles East Market Street Lias returned from Binghamton. N. Y mis Margaret divil left yesterday for a Mouths visit with relatives in Reading Aud Easton. Mrs. Lewis Crick and mrs. Louisa Nice of Softli Danville were in Catawissa yesterday. Or. Slut eau wife Ami daughter Harriet of Jersey town were guess at 1. I. A a m ii. 1.1 Wanai in our lust week s Issue the fact was alluded to that a Large Guillotine shears weighing 52,000 pounds had been installed at the Reading Iron works As might be inferred from its weight ibis is an ponderous piece of machinery. In it action it May be said to Resau Oble a Guillotine the instrument used in France for beheading criminals hence its name. This shears heavy As is its weight is entirely discounted by another shears which arrived at the Reading Iron works yesterday and which is known As a a Crocodile shears. A while the first mentioned shears is adapter to cutting Iron sheets in two. The iat ter will he used on Iron bars and the like where much greater Torce is required. It is Sai l that the shears which operates on the principle of a crocodiles jaws will Hite a heavy steel Billet in two. The weight is Given at some so,000 pounds and with Only a Tew exception is the heaviest piece of machinery Ever installed at the Reading Iron works Here. A Force of men yesterday were employed in unloading the ponderous machine from the freight car. But a might be inferred the Progress made was slow. The shears will be installed in the Northeast Corner of the sixteen Inch Mill opposite the Guillotine shears which stands in tie Northwest Corner of the works. The big Crocodile shears is the product of the Reading Iron company a own shops. It was cast in Scott foundry at Reading where government gun sugar Mills and other heavy machinery is manufactured. The Home of w. M. Hud Jena. Wesl Fri Mahoning Street yesterday. Or. Ami mrs. Jacob Keefer of near shia Okiu were Guc to at the Home of p. J. Keefer Wall Street yesterday. Misses Grace Williams Ami Martha Evans Aud to suits Evans of Lii City Aud Arthur Evans of Johnstown in fifty years a Blacksmith. Daniel Brook an aged resident of Sidler Hill departed this Lite at 11 30 of clock yesterday Forenoon. The deceased was an esteemed and Joyed a sigh ride to ves Well known resident. He was Hoin in j j Staffordshire. England in 1827,Ami at the time of his death therefore was if years of a. He came to Ameri a in 1857, locating in Danville where i Tei Day. Miss Ella Snyder visited friends Bloomsburg yesterday. Edward Nace of Philadelphia is he has since resided. He was a Black guest at the Home of Rev. L. I Titi t it by Trade Ami followed that employment for a period of sixty two years. For Many years he worked in the shop of the heading Iron com Pany. Heio. Petit ing Only three years ago. The deceased is survived by three sons Ami two daughters , George mrs. T. C Bruder of Philadelphia and mrs i in Al Adams of this cite. The funeral will in held on saturday at 2 p. In. Interment will take place in Odd Fellows cemetery. Moved 2000 freight oars. The Lull in passenger traffic sunday gave the Pennsylvania Railroad company an Opportunity to catch up in its freight traffic which had been seriously delayed by tie flood. Two thousand Coal cars were moved on the s. If. A w. Branch sunday. Sixteen Hundred of these were empties taken up the Road for loading at tie mines. Four Hundred came Down loaded. The sound of traffic could be heard on tie opposite Side of the River nearly continuously during the Day in order to succeed in removing the Large number of cars it was necessary to press passenger locomotives along with their Crews into service. When passenger engines we re used it took two to move one train one locomotive h adding Aud the Oiler following As a Pusher. Veterans protest. Claiming that the state commission appointed to take charge of the building of lie monuments at antedate Are not performing their Fluty according to the la v governing them several of the civil War regiments among them the forty eighth of taking Steps to compel the commission to act within the letter it it of the Law. The legislature permitted each regi input to select its own design and award the contract. The fort eighth r g i me lit awarded its contract to a Philadelphia firm but it was overruled by tie Seal commission who awarded All Muir is to a Massachusetts firm drafting a Pavlue ordinance. The initial step toward Street paving in this City was taken by the Borough authorities yesterday afternoon when a meeting was in id to draft a paving ordinance which will la submitted to the Borough Council for it first Reading on Friday night. The meeting was held at tie office of Borough solicitor e s. Gearhart and was attended by chief Burgess purse i and the committee on ordinance and police. Engineer g. F. Keefer. Who has the Borough Survey of hand tor procuring an established Grade was also present. The aim is to have the ordinance anally adopted and everything in readiness to begin Street paving in the Spring. Officers elected. At the quarterly meeting of the woman foreign missmary society of the Mahoning presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon Tom following officers were elected for the Vear beginning March 11 01 president miss Mary f. Voris vice presidents mrs. F. Q Hartman. Miss Clara Kase and mrs William g. Kramer Secretary miss Louisa Voris treasurer miss Harriett e. Simington Secretary of literature mrs. John Rochler. Very encouraging article. Were read j on the work being accomplished by a the missionaries in China up let rally Inco the Boxer uprising. Rich. Church Street mrs. Edward Hunt was a Berwick visitor yesterday. C e. Yorks of Central transacted j business in this City yesterday. Mrs. Morris Snyder was a blooms i Horg visitor yesterday. Miss Sara loin s retained to Scranton yesterday after a visit with friends in this City. W. 1. Laumaster was in Lewisburg yesterday. Mrs. Henrietta j. Angle will leave this morning for Syracuse. N. A. To spend several weeks w Ith her daughter. Mrs. J. E. Buley. Theodore Hoffman or. Was a Milton visitor yesterday. Coasters have rare sport. The Young people of the fourth Ward have Oue of the finest coasting grounds in Danville. Starting on tin top of the Hill on Ash Street they come Down the Middle of the Street until they reach Center Street when they turn to the right and follow the Side walk of that thoroughfare until a Point near the p. It it r. Crossing is reached. The Hill is a Long Oue while the total length of the course followed embraces some three or four squares. The coasters Are generally very numerous so that the Bill after every Snow is soon worn As smooth As Glass. It is at present in its very Best condition and last night coasters were out by scores. Many of the sleds pressed into service were a study. There were two or three Hob sleds geared Long enough to hold ten or a dozen riders and they All were crowded. Other sleds were oddly improvised affairs the Best the As sturdy As an Oak. The following interesting news item appeared Iti one of our tuesday s exchanges Hon. Alex. Billmeyer of washing Touville will be sixty three years of age of feb. 7, and he is As sturdy As an Oak. He i what May eminently to called a self made Man. Beginning life a poor boy he labor d and saved until about thirty seven years ago he had sufficient t a Purchase an interest in a Mill afterwards becoming sole owner. For eight year he and one of Bis Brothers operated it Aud cleared an average of one thousand dollars each month. That gave him a starter of nearly a Hundred Tho Saud dollars. He has purchased Timber land Aud Opl trills in several states Aud about very thing that lie engaged in turned to Mono. He now owns a Doz a farm if As Good land As can be found in this Section. He lately sold 400 ton of Hay to one party and 150 ton to another. Or. Billmeyer always took great Delight in Hunting and eight or ten years ago in came to the conclusion that it would be More pleasant to have the wild animal quarried so that lie need not run after them and that lie might always be sure to get one if to went for it. Acting upon this idea he began wit i a half dozen Deer. They increased wonderfully and at tunes in has had As Many a 150 in his Park. He now Lias Between 70 and so Deer and Oue dozen Elk and squirrels without number wild turkeys Etc. Or. Bill Meyer has been honoured by the voters of Liis congressional District in electing him to serve the unexpired term of the 57th Congress of Ruinsk. Polk deceased and that he performed his duties hot a stably is Evi fenced by the fact that he has received from Many quarters Assurance that if in wants another term All he has to do is to speak the word. Boys could Inak their command Miraboy Lio Wev Over the smooth Ali More Arti to. With the rude skill at these answered add Aud glided along surface As Swift a models. Or. And mrs. Bora boy entertain. The following company was very pleasantly entertained at 111 Home of or and mrs. Lloyd Bomboy it Hemlock township yesterday or Aud i Boyd Moor or. And mrs. Park Moore. Or and mrs Chari St ring. Or. And or. Jefferson a to mrs. Danul f . And mrs Elias Lyon or Ami or. T .1 Rogers or and mrs. W j. Rogers or. And i. Simon Hoffman miss Bessie Hess mrs. John Marks mrs. Samuel Mills i Mary Rogers miss Ivy a Betz and mis Catharine Huffman it was ran sport indeed and the boys and girls of that part of town will Long remember the w inter of 11103�?4, wet Meh a brought such an an Danee of Snow. Replacing their goods. .1 and i Heinie yesterday removed their goods from tin Brown building has k Init a their store room below the a a anal which they vacated through Firof High water. The merchants generally who believe that there i not much More to fear on Folio score of High water Are gradually replacing their Good and altogether things Are a 11< it Ming Normal again ass k Latilla Banuett amp Moulton company. It has been the aim of the Bennett tic Moulton company to have the Best repertoire company on the Road and it is said they have succeeded to an extent that is truly beyond the comprehension of those who have not wat Cheil their flight from tin rear to the Trout rank in the profession. Bennett and Moulton a Success is due to their productions also by their keeping every Promise they made to the Public. The company i made up this season of 21 exceptionally Clever people which includes a first class concert orchestra and seven vaudeville artists. The specialities introduced by this company consist of some of the Best acts in the country. The company will appear at the Danville opera House next week commencing february Styli. Ladies tickets will be issued for tie opening night when a a daughter of the people will be the Bill. Annual members reception. The annual reception to the members of the y. M. A. Will be Given by the ladies auxiliary in association Hall thursday evening february 11, at 3 of clock. These a members receptions prove to be very enjoyable a vents and generally bring out a Large attendance. The reception this year will possess an additional interest owing to the presence of or. A. K. Aldinger physical director of the Bloomsburg Norm Al school who will speak our the value and need of physical exercise. There will be other Brief addresses As Well As Good music and a luncheon. Returned Home. Hairy Saunders a returned Home from the University Hospital Phila Delphia where lit underwent a very difficult operation. His condition was very serious but he is now on a fair Way to recover although he May be incapacitated for work fur some time. The ninth annual convention of the directors department of the Pennsylvania stat educational association will he held at Harrisburg next week. Tin association will hold its meeting in Assembly Hall High school building. On wednesday and thursday the 10th and 1 Atli in to. Met tour county which has a local organization of school directors will a represented in the convention. Its five delegates will be p. J. Keefer w. O. Greene James b. Pollock Alfred Diehl and p. F. Brannu. Jacob Fischer is president of the directors association in this county Aud j. N. Pursel and Alfred Diehl secretaries. The executive committee is composed of or. Harpel. Matthew sheep and John c. Foust. Both Borough superintendent Gordy and county superintendent Derr Are very enthusiastic in their Praise of the directors association and although Mouton county has held a membership in it for but two years they declare they can see in our schools beneficial results growing out of the Broad and Liberal discussions of the convention. Its objects Are such As should Appeal to every Lover of the Public school system. They Are first the discussion of questions relating to the management of the Public schools second. The advocacy of needed legislation for schools and the scrutiny of propos a legislation third the promotion of efforts to increase the efficiency of the Public schools of the state. The address of Welcome will be delivered by Hon. Vance Mccormick mayor of the City of Harrisburg. The response will be by Rev. E. S. Hassler of Grove City Mercer county chairman of the executive committee. In the afternoon there will be an address by his excellency governor Samuel w. Penny Packer. The bulk of the proceedings will be made up of papers prepared and read by Well known educators each paper being followed with discussion. Among the most important papers Are the following shall the school curriculum be enlarge 1 or contracted what Why How a by h. M. Lessig of Pottstown a Are our Normal schools up to tie Standard in the state a by j. Anderson m. D., Wilkinsburg Allegheny county a the tenure of office of teachers a by William f Darby steel too a duties rights and privileges of directors a by s. M. Wakefield Redstone Fayette county a centralization and consolidation of Rural schools a by superintendent e. M. Rapp Hamburg Berks county. To eight of clock wednesday night an illustrated lecture will be delivered by professor lighter Witmer of the depart meet of psychology University of Pennsylvania on the subject a the causes and treatment of backwardness in school tax convention will close at 11 45 a in., thursday with a address by Hon. N. C. Schaeffer state superintendent of Public instruction. Employed to watch the River. As a precaution against Accident ice in Case the water should suddenly Lise the Pennsylvania Railroad company Lias installed watchmen All along the s. H. Amp w. Branch whose duty it is to report on the condition of the River. The necessity of this precaution is obvious when it is explained that the water owing to the abnormal condition i at Many places very nearly on level with the Railroad and that in Clearing the track the ice cakes were piled up to the height of several feet on either Side. The first slight Rise of the River will no doubt result in throwing much of the ice Back up on the track where it might cause a Cost la wreck an less immediately removed. Court of 4th monday. February court will Convene of the fourth monday or tin 22nd inst. The traverse jurors not assembling until tuesday morning tin 23rd inst. Unless considerable business do Flop s during the Ali act weeks intervening there will be a very Short session. At present there is not a single Ca you the criminal list. Incidentally As illustrating the Law abiding qualities of our inhabitants it might be mentioned that there is but one prisoner in jail and he time. Doing Sleigh ing party. A number of ladies from this City enjoyed a Sleigh ride to Jorsey town of tuesday where they were entertained at the Home of Peter Rudy. In the party were mrs. Peter Mottorn mrs. Thomas Cole or. Hemmerly mrs. Calvin Eggert mrs. Diaries Miller mrs. William Miller mrs. Clara Young mrs. Marr mrs. Baylor mrs. Goss mrs John Foust. Mrs. W. C Heller mrs. John Ming leu mrs. W. Mottorn. Or Harry Hess and mrs. Maust. An excellent dinner was served. Drove to Rupert. Or. And mrs. James Shultz of this City or and mrs. Hervey Shultz or. And mrs. John Spott of Riverside or. And mrs j. W Peru Auger of roaring or. And mrs. Jacob Shultz of Cooper township enjoyed a Sleigh ride to Rupert yesterday where they were entertained by or. And mrs. Hugh Quick. The Basket Hall team of this c to which played a game with Tamaqua last night found itself up against the real tiling a fact which no one can doubt after learning the score which was seventy one to eighteen in favor of Tamaqua. As might be inferred the visitors were High class players and the local team was nowhere near them. Every Man of the Tamaqua to am played like a professional and the team work was something to Admire. Flak r at Center threw Nineteen goals. There was a Large crowd present who came to cheer for Danville Bat instead were held in mute admiration before the matchless playing of the visiting team. To make it worse tor Danville Clayberger of whom so much was expected injured his Viand at practice just before the game began Aud his place at Center bad to be filled by Reilly. The locals simply a lid the Best they could and that Best is measured by the 18 Points As against their adversaries nearly four times that num her. The Liue up Danville Tamaqua Bedea Forward Williams Klase. Forward. Young Reilly. Center Klaber Russell guard Gallagher Fallon guard. Harpster Washingtonville Grange. Pomona Grange no. 31 will meet with Washingtonville Grange no. 34 on wednesday the 24th inst. This is its first quarterly meeting Aud is an event of considerable interest with the grangers of the county. Washingtonville Grange no. 34,is one of the most enterprising Aud prosperous Granges in the county and is making big preparations Lor the quarterly meeting. The Hall which is located at Strawberry Ridge is undergoing a general overhauling. Among other decorations a lot of Fine pictures Are being installed which add very much to the appearance of things. Besides being wide Avabe and progressive Washingtonville Grange no. 34 is a growing Oue. During the past Mouth twee to six new members have been added. Of tuesday night the officers elected for the ensuing year were installed. The meeting was Oue of the largest and Best attended of the season. The officers were installed by h. A. Snyder who is recognized As Oue of the most capable past masters of the county. Emanuel Mowrer is master of Washingtonville Grange Aud Walter Umstead Secretary. J. W. Lowrie is lecturer. Washingtonville Grange in its routine of business at its regular meetings includes a literary programme. It thus becomes a very useful Factor in the Community not Only accomplishing the material objects to which the gauge is devoted but also cultivating a taste for Reading and discussion Lor music and Art thereby adding to the sum total of culture among tie Mem Bers. Torchlight factories Are already working on Stock d. L. Amp w. R. R. A improvements. Noting the Purchase of the pens Al Varia canal bed by the d. L. Amp w. R. R. Co., the Wilkes Barre record says the old canal parallels the blooms Burg division of the d. L. Amp w. From West Nanticoke to Northumberland and at several Points its Possession was absolutely necessary in order to provide room for the additional track Aud sidings necessary to accommodate the heavy and constant growing freight traffic of the Lackawanna. From West Nanticoke nearly All the Way to Berwick the Railroad track is crowded in by tween the Hill and canal Aud without the latter a tremendous Cut would have to be made to provide room for additional tracks. About a mile sorb of Berwick the canal runs a distance of half a mile South of the Railroad As far As the narrow. At Rupert and they again diverge at Danville coming together West of that City. It is believed the Lackawanna is about to double track the Bloomsburg division from Rupert to Kingston Yard where the double track to Scranton begins and tin Possession of the canal bed will give ample room. Extensive improvements Are also Cou temp lated at Berwick where room for a i a depot and freight warehouse Esis needed and also additional Yard room. The Pennsylvania company retains ownership of the canal a distance of one mile North of Northumberland and the space will be used in wide aug the Transfer Yard with the Lackawanna at that Point. Entertained friends. Or. And mrs. Alfred Bogert entertained a number of friends at their Home in Mausdale saturday evening. Those present were misses Lizzie Kashner Hester Pursel. Ella Hartman Ersa mow Rev Emma Foust to Ora Foust Edith Keller Lottie Merrell Mary Merrell. Hannah Fry Minnie Fry Edna flick Nora Cooper Eva Beyer Elizabeth Farnsworth Bertha Campbell Stewart Hartman. Guy mow Rev George Heim Bach Curtis Walters Arthur Foust Charles Foust Fred Roth Isaiah Krum Cleveland Boyer George Strauser Reese Mer Rell Peter Fry Eugene Fry. Haivor Beyer Earl Renu Arthur Farnsworth. Edward Cope Oliver Cope Charles Snyder Peter Sandel and Herbert Hendricks. By an Engineer Engineer g. F. Keefer of Sunbury who has charge of the constr Tiou of the sewer in this City came up to Danville yesterday morning. Or. Keefer of his Way to this City had a Good Opportunity of viewing the ice Gorges below town. Speaking from a Engineer s standpoint he does not think there is More than the remotest possibility of any Barm resulting from the ice either to Danville or to Sunbury. Speaking for the latter place the fact that the dam and the West Krauch Are Clear precludes All possibility of a Jam at that Point no matter Bow great a mass of ice might he precipitated upon them in the event of the Gorges suddenly giving Way up the Stream the Width of the Channel there is Al sufficient Aud the volume of water great enough to meet any emergency of that sort. Or. Keefer does not think that any of the Gorges Between Here and Sun Bury will serve As Ucli of a obstruction in Case of High water. The ice while securely locked in tiie Channel is daily becoming weaker As is evident from its soft and Honey combed appearance. High water is to be anticipated As the natural sequence of existing conditions. But or. Keefer does not think Dauville will softer to any extent from Back water caused by ice accumulations below the town. Should the ice Jam break the condition of the River below is such As to insure its passing off speedily should it remain intact its position in the Channel is such As to permit the excess of water to flow Over the top of it without inundating any part of Dauville. Or. Keefer applies the same reasoning to the ice Gorges above town and he does not think that people along that portion of the River need tear a repetition of tie experiences they have passed through. Montour county primaries. The republicans of Derry township have made the following nominations for the con aug election Justice of the peace w. H. Dye assessor George w. Degroen auditor a. F. Bechtel school directors g. W. Roat John Ashenfelter overseer of . F. Patterson supervisors j. F. Mowrer and Edward Hoffman judge of election William m. Snyder inspector. H. C. Rishel. The democrats of Cooper town hip have nominated the following ticket judge of election a. H. Welliver inspector John Casey or. School directors Edward Dell and Charles Fry supervisors Alfred Blecher Aud Melvin Shultz assessor Jacob m. Shultz directors h. B. Foust auditor de War Kashner. Following Are the nominations made by the democrats of Derry township Justice of the peace Charles e. Shires or assessor George m. Degreen auditor Calvin l. Shires school direct ors. James b. Pollock and Albert Watts overseer of the poor George d. Vognetz supervisors Charles hol Lenbach and William Sci Cooley judge of election Charles Miller inspector Samuel Brittain. The following Republican nominations have been made in Cooper township judge of election Wellington r. Wertman inspector Charles h. Rishel supervisor j w. Krumm and Gilbert Millheim school directors. Alonzo Mauser Aud John f. Mauser assessor John f. Krum auditor David Wertman overseer of poor Daniel Knorr. The democrats of Washingtonville have nominated the following ticket councilman three years j. B. Seidel and j. H. Leidy judge of election George d. Gresli inspector Clarence w. Seidel tax receiver j. Sidney Hoffa assessor h. Elmer Cotner h Igli Constable Christian Heckendorn auditor hard Mertz overseers of the poor o. W. Derr Aud Fred Yerg school director Daniel Wagner. Don t worry the voice of the uni Pire will soon be heard St. Valentine s Day. St. Valentine is coming to his own again. Never will be neglected so Long As there Are Young folks in the world. Hearts Are everywhere imitation hearts that is. It would be sacrilegious at this time of year to use any other than Pieart shaped Caudy boxes. And there they Are in the stores in every imaginable Way. They Are great Crimson Satin hearts the Hue of which reminds one of the tug Beautiful red roses considered from time immemorial to be try real of undying love. There Are paper covered hearts smothered in Dainty White crepe hearts decorated with great big hunches of ribbon. But the dainties receptacle for confections which a Lover could possibly Send his sweetheart is in the form of a big White Satiu heart to which Are attached with Hopes of narrow ribbon several Little coloured hearts. Painted on the Satiu Are couplets stuff and nonsense of coarse Aud yet the recurrence of St. Valentine s Dav does Good by making us All Young and foolish for the once. Entertained at dinner. I. And mrs. Levi Fortner. Straw Berry Ridge entertained a company at dinner of tuesday the following were present or. And mrs. H. A. J Snyder or. And mrs. W. O. Krum. Or. And mrs William leighow or and mrs. J. W. Lowrie. Or. And mrs. Leri Moser. Or. And mrs Emanuel

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