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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - February 4, 1909, Danville, PennsylvaniaMenean vol. 55�?no 5danville pa., thursday. February 4, 1909 established in 185e do. Irving h. Jennings d ky�?T11st. Office hours a. M. To l l m. 10i Mill St., i p. M. To 4 p. M. Danville. A. J l 8hultz, m. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach Anil intestine a special items condensed. Henry Wilhard a mixer of Sumorok in was instantly billed in the Cameron Mike on thursday by the premature explosion of a blast William ii. Jones of York has been awarded a verdict of $8.800 against the american Caramel company for the loss of it is left hand. In Felton Borough. York county there Are Only tevet democrats and it required every Man to Complete the ticket for the Oti suing by rough election. Diphtheria is prevailing to such a alarming extent in Selinsgrove that the schools have been closed and religious and other Public meetings prohibited. While Bryan o Neill was kindling a tire at North Mahanoy Colliery Schuylkill county on thursday his clothing caught fire and he was fatally burned. Although Schuylkill county Mui to $20,000 i is year for state Road making done last year the tax rate of the county has been fixed at six Mills the same As last year. A by St. Bernard dog attacked and bit mrs. William Norton and her 6 year old Sou. At their Home in Norristown on thursday while mrs. Norton was sweeping the porch. By using her Broom she beat the dog off and it War. Afterwards shot. Joseph Marg Reto who was arrested on wednesday night on suspicion of having dynamited the store and rest Deuce of a. Fazzio in Scranton two weeks ago has confessed his crime and said lie had done it because being poor in bad asked for credit at the store and it was refused. A stranger about 40 years of ago who was walking Over the Easton and Northern Railroad Bridge that spans the Central Railroad tracks in Enston on became frightened As lie saw a train approaching and jumped off the Structure lauding on a pile of stones forty feet below. His Skull was fractured Aud his luxuries were fatal. The Rev. Charles w. White just installed As director of the lutheran orphans Home at Zelienople Butler county is himself a product of the Home. Twenty years ago when he was 10 years of age he was brought from Pittsburg Aud placed in the Home. Leroy Keon aged 17 years shot and killed divert Crouse a companion aged 18, while the two were seated in a club House in head lug on saturday. The shooting it is accidental. The Reading railway company on saturday suspended 250 employees at its car shops in Reading and about 150 were also Laid off temporarily at Osiier Points the cause of the suspension is attributed to less demand for cars. A crusade against the smoking of cigarettes by boys has been started by policeman Wishman of Prospect Park Borough Delaware county who says he is determined to break up the practice which has been gradually growing stronger. Joseph Andrews of new Philadelphia disappeared Froine his Home about two weeks ago and it is feared that he has met with foul play As two other persons who had frequently threatened Iii life have disappeared also. Or and mrs Bernard Mccabe of , were made Happy fourteen months ago by becoming the parents of twin daughters both of whom Are now Well and Hearty and on saturday there was another arrival of twins a pair of Strong and Well formed boys. Charles Riso and Michael Benson in the application of William Eckert for License at the Farmers hotel this pity was refused at an adjourned session of court of saturday morning. The application of diaries Burnell for License at the Mooresburg hotel Wab granted. Prisoner sentenced. Thomas Edwards alias James my Halo who was arrested on last monday evening charged with stealing a watch and Chain from John Mintzer watchman at the Danville rolling Mill on saturday night Tau Narv �3rd, appeared before court saturday and pleaded guilty to the idiot meet. At the hearing before Justice Dalton the defendant pleaded not guilty. He then gave his name As tames Mold ale which it was rumoured was not his r get name. When questioned by the court saturday lie explained that his right name is Thomas Edwards that his father John Edwards is dead that his Mother lives at East Plymouth near la Wardsville. He is a Linely bait. Intelligent looking Young fellow who at first sight is Apt to impress one favourably. He acknowledged that he was sober when he took the watch. He had been promised a Job at the Mill he said. Meanwhile he was doing Quot tinkering jolts about town. The sentence of the court was that gliomas Edwards the costs of prosecution a flue of ten dollars to the Commonwealth for the use of Montour county and undergo imprisonment in the county jail for a period of six months. Filin Coln Day in the schools the Centennial anniversary of the Birtis of Abrahaim Lincoln will be observed in the nubile schools of Danville in a manner that will do full Honor to the memory of the great american. Incidentally it will he made an Ocea Siou for bringing the teachers and patrons of the schools closer together and for acquainting the latter with the Quality of the work being done in the schools. February 12th, the one Hundredth anniversary of Lincoln a birth occurs of Friday a Day of the week which lends itself admirably to special exercises in the schools. On the afternoon of that Clay but one session will be held. Between two and three of clock Tho people of Bloomsburg. It seems have gotten it into their Heads that the Danville stove Aud manufacturing company wants to get out of Danville and that it has its Eye of Bloomsburg indeed that it already has written to the latter town with a View of negotiating for a site. The Rumor was made the subject of a lengthy write up in the a a blooms Burg daily mail saturday the gift of the Story being that the d l. It amp no. Railroad company owns the Laud on which the stove works stands and that it has served notice of the stove manufacturing company that it wants Possession of the Laud in six months time Ilene the stove company is looking around for a new site. It is difficult to treat such a Rumor seriously. How it Over got a Start it would he difficult to understand. About All that it is necessary to state in denial is Itiat the d. L. Amp w. Railroad company does not own a foot of the ground of which the Plant of the Danville stove and manufacturing company 6tauds. This being the Case it is hardly necessary to explain that the stove company has no desire to leave an advantageous site of which its Plant has expanded and its business has grown and prospered. The Story in its entirety a Bas false As it is absurd. Following in part is the article in the 1 Dally mail rumours were afloat of the streets of Bloomsburg of saturday that the Danville stove and manufacturing company is seeking a location in blooms Hurt if proper arrangements can be made. The Plant employs 150 men Aud boys Aud works steadily but it is doubt Ful if it can be induced to locate Here or that it is seeking a location. It was stated that the Danville stove Plant had received notice from the Delaware. Lackawanna and Western Railroad company which is the owner of the land which the stove factory occupies free of charge that it wants Possession of Tho land within six months. Rather than move to another site in that place it decided to ask other towns what they had to offer if this Plant would locate in their town. After looking Artaud the company selected Williamsport and Bloomsburg As the two most available places. It had written to Bloomsburg Aud to Williamsport asking for offers it was stated. While Bloomsburg is naturally seek log All the new factories it can get it ii the sidewalk a program appropriate to the Day will be rendered in each of the schools Aud is not thought that the Danville stove will consist of recitations dialogues readings and patriotic songs. Borough superintendent die Feu Bacher has conceived of a novel feature which will Appeal to everyone but whether he will be Able to bring it about or not remains to be seen. His plan is to get a number of Veter huh of the civil War. Preferably thobe who have seen or shaken hands with Lincoln to visit the higher grades during the exercises and give a Short talk to the pupils. Parents and citizens generally Are invited to be present during the exercises on Lincoln Day. To add to the interest specimens of written work done by the pupils during the term will be on exhibition. Patrons of the schools have no adequate idea of the really meritorious work done in our Publio schools and they Are urged to visit the schools of Lincoln Day As at no other time will they have such a Good Opportunity to judge As to the Progress made by the pupils along the several lines. The work on exhibition will be the regular class work and will not embrace any special preparation. In a few of tiie rooms the programs May be modified somewhat a class Drill being introduced As a season for Ali Gahe the Pennsylvania game commission in its annual report just out recommend Oue open season for taking All. At a Quot a 11111 ill let. A a a a i a me in this slate except wild water , while tamping powder into few a pm lord bbl name note. A blast on saturday were smoking it a for o their Pines when a spark dropped our hat Semon �?zi1 1 declare tha Ghoul j the powder and there was a terrific com not at a than dec Miber 1s�?z, explosion injuring both men so badly that they Niay not recover. Or. John b. Deaver of the Philadelphia University Hospital will be Given a dinner of february 15, at the University club by 150 physicians Aud surgeons upon every one of whom he has used the knife in a surgical operation. These doctors will come from All parts of the United stated to Honor the noted surgeon. A Doylestown Patron of the Farmers Bank of Bristol Rucks county a few Days ago paid that institution one of its first $5 notes issued in 1815. My is Anua Johnson of Jerseytown a pent monday at the Johnston Homestead East Market Street. A in a majority of says the report Quot we feel that an open season covering the month of november is sufficient. Through this shortening of the season to believe our game will increase in sections where at present Sulci game is not found at All. We recommend the passage of a Law of this character. A last season Dove shooting opened of september let grouse Aud squirrels of october 1st rabbits and Turkev on october 15th, and Quail on november it. If the recommendations of the game commissioners Are followed the season for this specie of game will open on november 1st. The commissioners also recommend better Protection for Birds Otter than game Birds. Works will move or plating removal. Is even conten�rai5ing Hale inf1rhary Mosier amp Summers the contractors have begun work Outtie raising Aud extending of the male infirmary at the Hospital for the Idasue. It was found that the appropriation made by the legislature was in adequate to Complete the whole building according to the plans and specification As originally approved. To overcome the difficulty it was arranged to award the work in two different contracts at present completing Only one Wing of the building which is As far As the Money available will go. Last fall the contract for raising the Northern Wing of the infirmary was awarded to Mosier amp Summers. It was not until the building for the acute male insane was completed however that patients could be removed from the male infirmary Aud the work of remodelling that Structure could begin. Tha raising of the building As planned will be exceedingly difficult and will show what useful and modern methods Aro employed by Mosier amp Summers in such work the roof and the ceiling intact will be raised some fifteen feet higher so As to provide space for an additional floor. The ceiling of the present single Story will become the ceiling of the additional or second Story. Already tuesday the Largo chandelier was removed and a number of 18 Inch Iron girders to be used in raising the Bui Ding were unloaded of the premises. With such facilities As Mosier amp Summers com i and the work will be speedily carried through to it completion. The trustees ask the Legisla ure to appropriate $�0,000 for tie raising of tiie remaining or s Riith Wing of the if friary the work to to Complete As soon As the Money becomes available. John Hardin of Lutralia Schuylkill county was found near Mihanny pity Early on monday morning so badly Frozen that his a us Lega Ankara May have to be amputated he had missed the last train fur is Home on sunday night and us Der Onk t. Walk Home Bat it seems was oven on e by the cold. Two badly frightened horses figured in an exciting runaway in the third Ward monday morning. The horses a team of spirited Blacks a belonged to o. O. Dyer who lives near Mooresburg Aud were attached to a heavy farm we Ipoh was loaded a barrel of Oil. In crossing the d. L. Amp w. Tracks the cast Iron shoe of Oue of the runners caught on the rail which brought the sled to a sudden Stop. To release the sled the horses made an extra Effort As the result of which the double tree snapped in two the a Roku parts striking the horses on their heels. An acc deut of this sort is sufficient to make almost any horse unmanageable. Or. Dyers horses with a single bound Tore Loose from the sled dragging after them the Driver. Ralph Dieffenderfer who luckily held on to the hues. The faster tie horses rail the harder Tho ends of the broken double tree beat them on the heels the result was that the Longcr the horses ran the More frantic they became. From the moment they detached themselves from the sled until they wore caught out North Mill Street there was not a moment that they were not doing something spectacular. The sight was especially thrilling on ferry Street. The Driver seemed to think that he would be Able to control the horses and he did not give up the attempt until he had been dragged All the Way from the Railroad crossing to the Corner of ferry Aud lower Mulberry streets. He escaped serious injury although his overcoat was worn through showing How he had been dragged Over the hard Frozen at the Corner of ferry and lower Mulberry streets the horses came in Contact wit i a Telegraph pole which checked their flight temporarily. A moment later they dashed diagonally across the Street striking a ire a in front of John Patton a residence. For a moment the two horses were held fast Oue being of a h Side of the tree. Finally the harness which held them together ripped a Snyder the one aug Mil took the Street Aud the other scarcely Able to retain foothold swung in Over the sidewalk stumbling Aud Eli Diug in a Way that ripped the shoe off one front foot Aud left deep Marks on the pavement. In another moment the horses now separated were dashing Down lower Mulberry Street. They were on a dead run and at the Corner of Mill and lower Mulberry streets were in Sale to Mako the turn northward. Carried along by the momentum one of the horses dashed Over a pile of store boxes lauding on the sidewalk in front of James Martins store. For a moment it seemed that he would plunge head Long into the store but he made a Short Tarn and while the Pede Straus scampered in every direction he dashed Over the sidewalk toward Northumberland Street followed by the other horse which succeeded in recovering himself in the Gutter just opposite Martin s store. Both horses were caught near the armory. Notwithstanding All that had occurred they did not seem to he injured. Ii i is judge Lynch of Wilkes Barre on monday refused to Grant a new trial to Peter Dietrich of this City who last september was convicted in the Luzerne county court of voluntary manslaughter. The history of this remarkable Case is Well known. Dietrich is accused of killing James a. Jones an Iron worker of this pity. The defense does not deny the shooting but it is claimed that it was accidental. Dietrich has been tried four times. At Tho first trial the jury disagreed. Of the two following trials he was convicted of murder in the second degree. Each of these cases was appealed to the supreme court which ordered a retrial. In the fourth trial a change of venue was granted Aud the Case was taken to Luzerne Coutv Aud tried before judge Lynch. As above stated the verdict was m unitary manslaughter. A motion was made for a new trial errors being alleged. In his opinion judge Lynch declares that he a can find in the evidence no reason whatever for Dietrich a conduct in handling a revolver or for the crime of shooting Jones Thomas c. Welsh of this City of counsel for defense in Dietrich s Case during an interview tuesday stated that lie was net prepared to say for a certainty whether Dietrich s Case in this instance would be appealed or not. To however inclined to the belief that it would be and he said that the next step would be to a perfect the on next saturday it is understood the District attorney will move that the prisoner be seut eucled when As is customary in such cases a motion will be made that the Appeal he made a supersedes the effect of which will at Booths be to stay i Ais ate d vol. For s. dates have been selected for four of the District sunday school institutes of Montour county As follows District no. 2, Liberty Aud Lime store townships thursday february uth at 7 p. M. In the Mooresburg presbyterian Church. District no. 3, Valley Ami West Hemlock town hips wednesday. February 10th at 7 p. M. In Straubi a lutheran Church. District no. 4, Cooper Ami Mahoning townships monday. February 8th at 7 p. M. In the Union Church at Ridgeville. District no. 0, May Horry township tuesday february 9th at 7 p. In. In Vought a lutheran Church Rev. W j. Kohler and miss Martha Robinson will be the leading speakers. Danville and districts nos. 1 and 5 will arrange dates later. In Honor of birthday. A number of Young people Weie pleasantly entertained at the Home of or and mrs. Go. Hullihen on Fri Dav evening in Honor of the birthday of their son Arthur. Music was fur use i by wilds Iuit s orchestra those present were Mildred Foust e Mina Nevius Helen Mowrey Mary West Augusta Lunger. Khiel Repp it Flora Maenner. Analaide Gaertner. Ell Wood Nev us. George Wilde Inith Harry Cole. Of ear Dietz Emil Gaertner and in Bael Dalton. The gun a Stone Rami would been to be the last place in the world where gals would thrive Aud yet the Plant of t. L. Evans sous Stone Aud Marble contractors is overrun with the rodents to an extent never dreamed of before hats May be seen at All hours of the Day peeping around the Corners darting in and out of their holes Aud Cut Ting up High Jinks generally. When everything else is crowded they hold an overflow meeting in the barn. It is in the latter place that their pre sence is most keenly Felt is they get away with about As much Oats Aud other provender As the horses do. With the Hope of exterminating the rat or. Evans the other Day Bro Ugnit a Small Rifle Down to the Stone Yard. Proceeding to the barn he shot several rats the next Day he shot More Aud on several succeeding Days he added to the Slaughter until finally he Wab convinced that the number of rats was growing perceptibly smaller. After the final assault he stood the Rifle in the barn believing that the sight of the uncanny weapon would be sufficient to frighten the rest of the rats away. It was some Days before he could investigate conditions about the barn but when he came Back he found the rats still there indeed for everyone he had killed there were two additional ones to be seen. The gun was also there what who left of it for the hungry rodents instead of showing fear of the weapon had fallen upon it and literally chewed up a por Tiou of the of Bartlett h. Waite Bartlett h. Waite whose death occurred it Parsons saturday was Cou signed to the grave in the lutheran cemetery tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by the Rev. I. W. Walter. The pallbearers were Geroge freeze John l. Rus sell John w. Swarts Eli Miller. Edward v. Stroh Aud Charles Hauver. Tho following persons from out of town attended the funeral or. And mrs. William w. Waite of sugar notch or. And mrs. Frank Waite of Wilkes Barre George Waite and or and mrs. Paul Waite of Parsons or. And mrs. Edward Waite and Sou William of Milton Walter Harrisburg or. Aud mrs. Charles Mellis of Wilkes Haire. It is not generally known that Danville holds among its oldest and most esteemed residents a Man who stood face to face with j. Wilkes Booth and unwittingly drank at Tho expense of the Assassin Only a few minutes before Tho latter shot Down Abraham Lincoln. The full Story which in View of the approaching Centenary of Tho birth of the martyred president is very apropos was related to a representative of this paper by b. F. Smithers tuesday. Or Smithers who occupies the family Homestead no. 806 grand Street is now in his seventy seventh year. Time has dealt kindly with him. He is still quite vigorous. His mind is Clear his memory As relates to past events especially being remarkably Good. He was Horn in Lewistown Miflin county. And came to Danville in 1850. In 1863 he enlisted in Thompsons Independent Battery of Pittsburg in which be served until the close of the War. At the time when Lincoln was assassinated the Battery to which or Smithers belonged was stationed at Washington. Of the Day of the murder. Along with several comrades or. Smithers left Camp Aud strolled into the restaurant under Fords theatre where the assassination took place. The soldiers had scarcely More than entered when j. Wilkes Booth Well known As an actor in a hurried bustling manner entered the restaurant and. Making his Way to tiie bar Flung Down a Bill saying to the bar keeper a give tie boys a drink. A he then passed out through the door into a hallway and Shenoo presumably up into the theatre. The incident attracted Little attention As in those Das of War such occurrences showing impulsiveness Aud excitement on the part of individuals were not uncommon. The a a boys took their drink Aud leisurely strolled out of the restaurant. A moment later while they still lingered in the Shadow of the build aug the report Al Allied out that Lincoln had been assassinated. Tho fatal Bullet must have been fired Only a few minutes after Booth left the restaurant. Or. Smithers clearly recalls the picture As the Assassin burst into the restaurant. Tiie image he says is still vivid before him. Even the color of Booth s hair a dark Browne and his eyes of the same Hue. The Man seemed hurried but beyond that there was nothing in his manner to suggest that he was about to commit a foul murder that should Rob a nation of its chief and for All time remain a blot of Tho history c f Tho Republic. Or. Smithers that a i of g the assassination it i Amo flip prevailing opinion that Booth knew. F the presence of the Soh lists and hat his purpose in entering the restauro i and ordering the drinks was merely to divert their attention so Tami i i it Chance of escape would be bettor a d r committing the murder. As soon As Tho news reached their ears that Lincoln had Boen shot the soldiers knowing that they would be needed hurried Back to Camp. In a very Short time along with All the troops available they were in hot Pursuit of the Assassin. As 1&Quot Well known however it was another detachment of soldiers that eventually captured Booth. An Issue at prop Obi funeral of mrs. We. Brent my. Marv Mooy aged 86 Vari. A Lievero be re e oldest pos mistress Mith a itiii4 Graf my both As to Aire a Multi a a of s Irvinn has jowl resin used her office at seas Levy lie Mercer a a Oono a. She served forty years. Fire destroyed the barn on the farm of George Moskowitz in North Versailles township Allegheny county Early monday one horse seven cows and two valves perished in the flames. The loss amounts to several thousand dollars. John Monohan aged 16 years of Chester is believed to be the tallest messenger boy in the United states. To measures six feet two snolies in height and weighs 170 pounds. He is in the employ of the postal Telegraph company. The funeral of mrs. William Breut took plan tuesday afternoon from the family residence Mowrey Street. Rev. Lloyd w. Walter of the Pine Street lutheran Church conducted the services. Interment was made in the episcopal cemetery the pall bran is were messes. J. H. Woods de o. M Johnson. G. M. A loony Jacob Berger William m. He Deus and George Slit Tler those attending the funeral from a distance were mrs. Joseph sober Aud mrs. Rogers of Sunbury is Jeunie Mills of Kingston miss Lucre a Breut and Edward Breut of Lewistown mrs. Frank mrs. Lewis Ayres Aud mrs William Santt of Milton mrs. Vial and mrs. A egg of Bloomsburg or. And mrs. William James of Berwick and or. And mrs. William Anderson and Sou Raymond of Rush township. Nestor of North a co. Bar. Audrew Jao kaon Guffy the oldest living member of the Northumberland county bar died at ids Home in wat Sou town saturday night at 12 of clock from general debility he was Horn in 1824 and was admitted to the bar in 1849. For some time he Nas been retired. He was for Many years one of Watsontown s most prominent citizens. Preliminary work for the construction of the new $300,000 court House in new Castle Law reuse county has been started. It will take about one year to finish the Structure. A High school on the South aide will he an Issue at the coming election in Riverside Borough and Gearhart township Northumberland county. This is a Point in controversy of which the residents the Borough and the township have taken affirmative Audi negative positions for several years past but until the pres ent Campaign it has never been pet to the Issue. Poth in the Borough and in the township tiie Oit zeus Piave pretty generally lined up of or the other. In nominating candidates for school directors to be voted for at the coming election party lines have been ignored and candidates have been se-1 cited solely wit i reference to their position of the High school Tion. The idea of a High school is probably More popular in Riverside than in Gearhart township where sentiment is probably nearly equally divided. Previously in the township the High school found Little or no favor in the school Board. To illustrate the growth of sentiment it should be stated that of the four school directors dominated in the township two Are in favor of the High school. The other two it is stated Are emphatically opposed to the idea. In Riverside also the tax payers who take the affirmative or the negative positions have each selected their own candidates. Meanwhile the subject is being warmly discussed of the South Side and by the time tiie election occurs the entire matter will no doubt be Well thrashed out. J. H. Kae the South Side merchant a advocate of tiie Iii ii school yesterday advanced several arguments to support the affirmative sooth Side he said sends nearly forty pupils to the Danville High township alone sends Twenty pupils at present. The time was a year or so ago when enrolled in the Danville High school were Twenty six pupils from Gearhart township annually he said tic South Side taking in the Borough and township pays into the Danville school District considerably Over a thousand dollars. Which together wit i the regular school tax constitutes an enormous Burden of the tax payers. Those who advocate a High school have Hopes that some arrangement May he made whereby it will he possible for Riverside Borough and gear a township to quite ask Oue school District. Supporting the High school Between them. Or. Kuse explained several other plans in effect of Iuliu no the township and the Borough which in his opinion Are feasible and would require h a outlay for education than a a being Prid by the Softli Side a present. Those not in favor of the re Tab school proposition Bat their object it n mostly of what to t a u seems its in concert on february 26th yesterday the Date was fixed for holding the baud concert in this City which is to be Given As a Benefit for the woman s benevolent association. Gaskins military baud of 8nnbnry, it will be recalled has Geu crossly offered to give a concert in Danville during february the get proceeds to be applied to the benevolent association. All the hand a is is that tiie expenses of the players be paid. The concert will be Given in the opera House on the evening of Friday. February a a Atli. It Lias been decided to fix the Price of a Misdon at 50 cents for All parts of the building Down stairs. Box seats w ill be 75 cents. There will be to extra charge for reserved seats. There i. No i loot but that the opera Boose will he crowded on the occasion. Askins military latin is Rne of the Lead Oft musical organizations in tiie country. It Ltd the inaugural Parade at Harrl Borg when governor Stoart was inducted into t flip ground hog weather o. K. The groundhog walked right out and turned around and walked Light Bac k a a Iii of tuesday Aid yesterday it snowed Oue of Tho Uncertain kind of snows like that following a Deruvo ratio Victory. Although tie weather department Didu t predict any great fait of sin w for yesterday the a a Beautiful in it precipitation became apparent Early in the morning and continued most of the Day at times threatening to Alverl to rain. The neighbor of the Man Whoso Esno a believe in groundhog traditions had ills Little a i told Yoo so Sall Neiot yesterday when the Fine whte flakes prompted him to Botton High his Over coat Dollar

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