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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - February 6, 1902, Danville, PennsylvaniaA Home paper a for tie Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per Yeardy. Irving h. Jennings dentist. Office hour 9 a. M to 12 m Mill St.,1 p./. To a M Danville a. Siu , m. I it. 42"� . St., Danville a. 1 diseases of the stomach and intestines a specially i it. W. In. Ask la dentist of fice 218 m11.1. St Kkt. Letb extracted without in Nln. Crown and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with the latest and most improved instruments and prepared to execute the must Dill cult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds office opposite Boston store Danville a dentistry ill All its branches. Charges moderate Anil All work guaranteed. Established 1892condensed is. Twelve Days until election Day. An Early easter this year Means an Early Spring. Scatter ashes and sawdust on the pavements. The lengthening Days shorten Gas and electric Light Hills. There Are indications of a Large number of changes of residence april 1st. The doors of the ladies and the gents waiting room etc., at the d. L. It amp station have Heen very nicely lettered giving the depot quite an up to Date appearance. Perhaps the groundhog did no to see his Shadow sunday but at any rate the san saw the groundhog. It would have been a very foolish ground hog that would have remained oat in such weather Shadow or no Shadow. The spirits of the belated ice Harvester Are very much elevated. The recent fall of Snow has brought Money and profit to the livery stable weepers and Road hot Rase proprietors. The wheat crop May be saved after ill. The ground was pretty Well Cov red by Snow before the big freeze up and the Farmers Are hopeful. There were grave fears for the crop. Every member of Beaver Lodge no. 32, k. Of p., is requested to attend to lights meeting. The excellent condition of the Sleigh no has been the Means of promoting a lumber of parties for Tolje present week. The out of town resorts reap a Golden a Arvest during the Sleigh ing season and it some of the hotels they Are unable to accommodate half the seekers after uppers. De Horning of cattle scientifically and Noces fully done by Thomas Gething acc lessor to Geo b. Kase. The groundhog 1 1 miffed the weather Aan into giving us the coldest weather f the season this week. Some of the trainmen who were on Uty sunday and monday nights report a that they suffered More from the old than at any time this Winter. Danville is Well located for business r manufacturing purposes and every Effort should be made to secure new industries. All members of Danville Lodge no. So of the 1. O. O. F. Are requested to e present at Friday nights meeting. Walter Ricketts of this City who was Umed about the foot at Curry amp Van and a last week is Able to in about gain. The next jewish Holiday will let a the feast of pit rim a which will occur on and a March 23. At b Nai Zion syn Gogue this City there will be special vices. Or. Bovee will retire from the firm of Ampbell amp Bovee Millers at mans Dale in coming Spring. He will Besncceed-1 in the firm by h. A. Argrave of this to. The sapper Given by the woman s auxiliary of the y. M. C. A. On thurs by night last achieved a measure of chess which surpassed the fondest sex of Vatious of those interested. The count cleared was $118.30. April 1st is drawing near and those to intend to change their place of res ence Are on the anxious Bench. The a settled weather at that time of the a has always been a cause of disco it and sickness to people who for sons join the a moving Day process i. The seasons Are then changing d the chances Are largely in favor of agreeable weather but whether it ins blows or snows or whether there mud or ice the mover must Brave the editions and take Possession of the Elling he has chosen for a Home. For Many years there has been talk of stoning a moving Day until a later the but thus far the proposed plan has led in talk. Of course such a change raid cause trouble for House owners t it is argued that the trouble would by be temporary and after the first in affairs would move along at least smoothly As they do now. In some Tes May 1st is the Date of the annual Ting and it has been found Satis fac a to All concerned. A change to that be Here would certainly be a Boon to ple who live in rented houses. To amp it a a a 1 a a this country Wii vol. 17-no Ltd. 1 never be entirely it supplies All of its own demands with its own 1>vxv1llk. Atill hasday february 6,1902. Established in 1855. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and desorption. �5f-get our prices before place your orders s imperil bad wreck at Riverside wednesday Forenoon. The Pennsylvania Railroad below South Danville yesterday was the scene of a destructive wreck in which there were several remarkable escapes from horrible death. Passenger train no. 1210, Robert Kline conductor George Rose Engineer and Elmer Wolf. Fireman when near the line dividing Riverside Borough from Gearhart township ran into the rear end of freight train no. 1611, East bound which occupied the main track telescoping the caboose and two rear cars. All the conditions were favourable for a fearful loss of life but fortunately none occurred. The Engineer bravely stuck to his Post while his locomotive ploughed through the caboose and the rear car. Which was loaded with lumber. The caboose was literally split in two the sides falling outward one on each Side of the track. The rear car was ground to pieces the lumber loaded which was consigned to Hoover bros., South Danville being scattered to the right of the track and much of it reduced to splinters. The third car loaded with Iron which remained upon the tracks was also badly wrecked the locomotive crashing into its rear end. The Crew and passengers were All severely shaken no and several badly bruised. The most serious injuries were sustained by Adams express messenger j. M. Teets of Wilkes Barre and baggage master a. B. Wolverton of Sunbury. Both men stood near the rear end of the car and when the sudden Stop occurred under the momentum were hurled to the Opi it Osite end of the car. The baggage Mast a upon the express Messe. Trunks Valise &c., which to. Tiling up on both. Teets was Hoadly about the left Side and leg while his head bore a Lump As Large As a Man s fist where he had struck the Safe in his fall. He was unable to resume his duties and his place on the train was filled by express Man Horace Bennett of this City. Or. I. G. Barber of this City one of the Railroad physicians was soon upon the scene. Among others who needed his attention was a. M. Whitlock newsboy. Of Sunbury and one or More passengers. Among the latter was miss Rebecca Evans of this City. In common with others on the train she was thrown violently Forward upon the seat Iii Roill. No i Conui of w loud by bruised Arm. The passenger locomotive was unfit for further service the entire front Pilot stack and boiler being battered and crushed in. Another engine was brought up from Sunbury by which the train was hauled to Wilkes Barre leaving South Danville about the hour of noon. The wreckage of the freight took fire presumably from a stove in the a taboos Fortunately a work train equipped with Crane amp a. Was on the siding at the spot when the Accident occurred. It was owing to this circumstance that the track was cleared with such Little delay. The cause of the Accident is not Clear although it would seem to be due to a misunderstanding of some sort. It occurred at 10 13 a. M. The freight had just stopped the siding in addition to the work train was occupied by another freight. James Carey flagman of the train ran into shortly after the Accident in explaining the part he had to do with it. Said that he was sent Down the track to hag the passenger train one at the station at 10 17. Looking at his watch he said he found that it was still three minutes before the train was due at that Point. Walking leisurely along he saw the steam of the approaching train and a moment later it shot around the curve at a High rate of Speed. He signalled but under the High rate of Speed attained it was impossible to Stop the passenger train in the Short distance intervening. Engineer Rose admits these facts but insists that he should have had the signal earlier and at a Point further Down the away a Squire John f. Gulick died thursday after a Long illness. Among the several old residents who have passed away of late there were none More nearly identified with the Borough a luring a Long period of years than a Squire John f. Gulick. Whose death occurred thursday morning after a prolonged illness at to lie age of. 1 years. The deceased served As Justice of the peace of the second Ward for a period of 25 years until january 1901. He was twice elected county auditor but owing to increasing infirmity in was obliged to resign a Short time ago. His son Grant Gulick being appointed by the court to succeed him. He was a charter member of the o. U. A. M. Of this City. The deceased was born in what is at present a a Gulicki a he was married 53 years ago to Mary l. Lunger of Buckhom and took no his residence in the dwelling in which he died at the Corner of Mowery and East Market streets. He was a Good citizen widely known and will be affectionately remembered by those who were brought into daily Intercourse with him during Bis Long life. His wife and four clip Alivn survive the latter being mrs. Frank Rowe mrs. Grant Ridgway Wilbur and Grant Gulick All of this City. Two Sisters and one brother also survive mrs. Frank Sidler of Valley township mrs. Julia Mourer. Of this City and Samuel Gulick of South Danville. It . The funeral of the late John f. Gulick which took place saturday afternoon last was largely attended. The Lodge it of o. U. A. which tin deceased was a charter member turned out in a body. The pall bearers were E. Fowler. Jacob Aten and John Swank representing tin Lodge and Jacob Sloop. William Rishel and Charles Baker rep resenting the Trinity lutheran Church to which the deceased belonged. The services were conducted by Rev. L. D. Ulrich. Interment was made in the lutheran cemetery. The Floral offer Ings were very Fine. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were. Charles a. Sidler esq., of Sunbury Alvin Gulick. Of Philadelphia William. John and Isaac Gulick. Of Northumberland. Joseph Long of Kingston mrs. John Shere of Nanticoke or. And mrs. Jesse Shannon Samuel Gulick and w. W. Gulick. Of South Danville. A wreck on the Amp r. A freight wreck occurred on the Amp r. Railway about 2 of clock yesterday morning at that very Entrance to the station. Freight train no. 83.north bound broke in two a Short distance East of town. The first portion stopped at the depot when the part broken Loose came rolling Down Grade at a High rate of Speed and crashed into the front part. The first car struck which was an empty one was completely demolished a portion of the wreckage striking the base of the Bay window at the station breaking some of the timbers. The second car was also badly damaged. This is the third Accident on the Amp r. Within a distance of 20 Miles during the week or so past which has been caused by the train breaking in two. Fair prospects of recovery. The friends of miss Kate Eckman who recently sustained a stroke of apoplexy will be pleased to learn that according to an experts opinion then Are fair prospects for her full recovery although the process May be slow. She is still in Harrisburg and in a few Days will be removed to the Hospital for treat ment. Rural letter carriers. A communication from Washington signed by a. M. Machen. General superintendent has been received at tin Post office Here which would indicate that the establishment of lir a Rural mail routes has been decided upon by tin department. This simply implies that carriers provided with horse and vehicle will drive Over a prescribed route in the country taking in say. A township or More delivering and receiving mail among the Farmers Regist ering letters &c., after the manner of the carriers in town. The Jwj sumaster Here is informed that a petition is on file in tin Post office a apartment praying for tin establishment of a Rural service from the Danville Post office. In order to facilitate the work of tin special agent when hear Rives tin postmaster Here is asked to so cure the applications for the position of carriers in Advance. Or. Price will communicate with the petitioners asking them to suggest the names of three or More persons whom they May deem it a Pahle and who Are willing to act As carriers. The applicants who must reside directly on the route or within tin Terri tory to be supplied must take a pre scribed examination which it is assure a will be extremely simple and practical Only sufficient to test the applicant s ability to rend and write. Buried on Friday. The funeral of the late Edward Morrison whose death occurred tuesday 1 evening will take place at 1.30 of clock Friday afternoon from his late Home. Bloom Road. Interment in Odd Fel lows cemetery the Twenty first anniversary. The Twenty first anniversary of the Christian Endeavor which was celeb rated All Over tin world sunday was observed by the several societies of that organization in this City in the eve by the rendering of a special program sent out by the United societies. In addition to an address by one of tin Mem Bers on the a duty and tin destiny of Christian Endeavor tin program provided other subjects for discussion As follows a your Celebration Quot a a Back Ward look. A your society today Quot a message from tin Moth Rator of tin general Assembly. A the new Christ Ian Endeavor crop. A Christian endear or Day a missionary the program was varied with prayers responsive Reading and hymns. As a general thing the attendance was quite Large notwithstanding the unpleasant weather. Much interest was manifested in the exercises. Death of mrs. Jackson. Mrs. Julia a. Jackson widow of Caleb Jackson Railroad Street died at 7.30 of clock Friday eve after a Long illness aged 80 years,3 months and 1 Days the funeral was held monday at 1 30 In. From the late residence. Inter ment took place in Odd Fellows cemetery. The deceased whose husband a cred de her to the grave 23 years ago is survived by four children George Mary and Samuel who reside at Home and William Jackson of Riverside. The deceased was a native of Union county removing Here with her husband in 1850.brief mention of tiie doings of your friends and acquaintances. Or Hinn y h nil Iii ice visited friends in Bloomsburg last evening. F. 1�?T. In Mann spent several hours with friends in Bloomsburg last evening. Berwick visited friends in this City yesterday. Or. And mrs. If. Weaver of Montoursville. Joseph Pensyl of Paninos and. Young Millville were guests at mrs. Fanny Heddens Lintel at Washington vill. Yesterday. W. D. Lan Nestor returned Home last evening from Elizabeth . Mrs. David Chestnut of this City will arrive Home today after a visit with friends in Northumberland. Miss Margaret joins of Bloomsburg returned Lumu last evening after a Short visit at the re it Deuce of Abram a Iones on Railroad Street. Mrs. William Farnsworth of ship a shinny returned Home last evening after a Short visit with relatives in this City. Or. And or it. Fred Shultz of Jersey town spent yesterday at the Home of William Hullihen on Church Street. Miss Hattie Straub Lias returned from Washington. D. A. And is spending a week with her Mother on ferry Street before departing of a or new York. Roy Long of Berwick spent yesterday in this City with his brother Joseph Long. Mill Street. Piano tuner. H. B. Neff of Sunbury. Was in t in yesterday. Mrs. John Tabor and children Mary and John returned Home last evening from a visit with friends in Philadelphia. Miss Lois Kemp of Wilkes rare arrived in this City last evening for a visit with mrs. Emma Thomas pm Church Street. William Maiers. Of Lewistown is visiting his parents or. And mrs. George Maiers. Mill Street. Hamilton Bair of Northumberland visited friends in this Eity yesterday. Mrs. Thad Vincent of Shamokin returned Home yesterday after a visit at the residence of or. And mrs. Thomas Vincent. Bloom Street. D. J. Rogers transacted business in Catawissa yesterday afternoon. Rev. Adolph Meyers was a Bloomsburg visitor yesterday afternoon. Miss Harriette r. Woods will give a recital at the pro it Rian Church of the covenant. Williamsport on tuesday evening exl William Goldsmith. Ltd of Philadelphia who has been visiting Bis Mother mrs. Samuel Goldsmith. Lower Mulberry Street left for Dubois yesterday. Miss Edith Kramer. East front Street returned last evening from a visit with miss Charity Morgan. Milton. Mrs. Miles Sas Conan of Catawissa visited relatives in this City yesterday. Mrs. O. I. Shepperd returned to Scranton yesterday after a visit at the Home of f w. I Low East Market Street. Mrs. W. H. Manger and son. Willie left yesterday for Nescopeck where they will spend a few Days with friends. Mrs. O. B. Leinbac i. Of Lewis org. Visited friends in tin Eity yesterday. Mrs. Anna Smith of Pittston. Is the guest of mrs. Catharine Stangier on Cherry Street. Miss Maude Kreiger. Of Shamokin returned Home yesterday after a visit with or. And or j. R. Kimerer. Or. And mrs. F. P. Llewellyn and or and mrs. C. /. Mcwilliams of Shank in took a Sleigh ride to this City yesterday. Or. And mrs. W ii for a Cherry Street left yesterday afternoon for a several Days visit with friends in Mont Anjou. Miss Mary Rodenhoffer. Of Buffalo a. Y. Is visiting miss Lizzie Stangier on Cherry Street. Mrs. James Jones and three children left yesterday morning for Chester where they will reside in the future. Miss Hannah Sechler. Grand Street and miss Cordelia Kramer Nassau Street. 1-11 y. Today l or a visit with friends in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Miss Rebecca Evans returned yesterday from Shamokin. Where she had been visiting friends. Mrs Lizzie Baird left yesterday for a visit to Northumberland. Mrs. Sarah Arbogast. Of Shamokin dam spent yesterday with friends in j this City. Ira Deibert Mahoning township left i yesterday morning for a visit with friends in Bloomsburg. Edgar Bicad. Of Berwick returned a Home yesterday afr a visit with his i parents in this cite. Squire c. J. Haig Halaut South Danville spent yesterday with friends j in Sunbury. Mrs. Sarah Jeffries and mrs D. Manly of Philadelphia guests at the Home of j. B. Mccoy spent yesterday with friends in Milton. Miss i let tie Eckman. Of roaring Creek spent yesterday with friends in j this cite. William Bird. Of Mayberry township spent yesterday with friends in Sunbury. Or. And mrs. William Reed will return from a protracted stay in Buffalo this evening Rev. after spiritual interest of deaf and dumb. Rev. F. C. Stielau of Harrisburg who is travelling Over the state in the interest of the spiritual welfare of deaf mutes paid Danville a visit yesterday. The reverend gentleman who is himself deaf and dumb while in this City was a guest at the episcopal rectory. It has probably occurred to but few persons How much the deaf and dumb from the very nature of their affliction Are deprived of in the Way of spiritual instruction. They can not participate in the Ordinary Church service. The Many eloquent sermons preached so edifying to the mass of Church goers Are All lost to them. For religions instruction they Are restricted to one source Reading. In Large cities they those of them who an religiously inclined Are numerous enough to form congregations where service is conducted in the sign language. All souls episcopal Church on 11th Street. Philadelphia and St. Annas episcopal Church new York City Are places of worship of this kind. Throughout the country however where each town has half a dozen deaf mutes or less the impracticability of regularly conducting worship in the sign language is Manifest it is for the purpose of getting in touch with tin spiritual life of deaf mutes in the smaller towns that Rev. Stielau is travelling Over the state. Upon reaching a place he obtains the address of those afflicted and pays them a social visit. If they desire to Converse Oil religious subjects the Rev. Gentleman is very glad to meet them Halfway should they not be inclined toward religion the Clergyman is justas glad to meet them omitting nothing in his visit that would assist in bringing Sun Shine and Joy into their monotonous lives. Danville has four deaf mutes. On some of these at least he called yesterday and had a very pleasant time. It it a tuesday Rev. F. C. Stielau was in Bloomsburg. Where he found two afflicted like himself who Are Church members. In Pottsville sunday conducted service in the deaf and dumb language with a congregation of twelve mutes. In Lancaster and Harrisburg where there is a much larger congregation of deaf and dumb people services Are More frequently held. Administering spiritually to this class which As seen is a work hard to handle by common consent among the protestant churches is left exclusively to the episcopal Church which seems to have been the first to take up the work. Death of John r. Lunger. John r. Lunger whose critical illness was noted in these columns died Friday eve. About 10 of clock at his residence. Lett upper Mulberry Street. The deceased was 64 years of age in october last. He was a representative citizen of our town widely known and esteemed. For nearly 40 years he was employed at the Plant at present owned by the Reading Iron company filling the positions of Heater and roller and Foreman of the rail Mill. Latterly he was employed As janitor of the fourth Ward school building. He was a Public spirited practical Man performing his duty faithfully in what Ever sphere he was Pla it vol lie served in the Borough Council one term although he cared Little for Public life and did not seek office. Or. Lunger came from an old Danville family. Not Only himself but his father and Mother before him were born in Danville he is survived by a wife and six sons William e., Harry. Clar ence. Jesse. George and a Walter. The i sons All reside in Danville with the a a a seption of Harry who lives in san Francisco. Two Brothers Samuel and Edward Lunger both residents of this City also survive. Death was due to liver trouble. The deceased took ill last june. He was be fast for three weeks although confined to it his Home since last november. A missionary Tea. The ladies of the Grove presbyterian Church held a missionary Tea in the Chapel tuesday night. Papers relating to missionary work were read by mrs. R. .1 Pegg and mrs. B. R. Gearhart. A Viry interesting letter from miss Jackson. A coloured teacher in the Haines memorial school at Augusta Georgia was read by mrs. W. A. Mcatee. Mrs. W. L. Mcclure rendered a Solo a never Safe with held a meeting in the Library building tuesday night. The trustees of the Thomas Beaver free Library held a meeting tuesday eve for the purpose of reorganization. The following members of the Board were present Hon. James Foster f. C. Derr. M. G. Youngman Charles Murray. W. E. Lunger w. E. Gosh or. J. Sweisfort. F. M. Herrington and a John Wilt. M. G. Youngman was elected president w. J. Baldy vice Presil Lent and f. M. Herrington Secretary. Meetings will be held quarterly on the first mondays of March june september and december. Committees were appointed As follows finance Hon. James Foster w. E. Lunger and Frank Herrington. On revision of Constitution and bylaws m. G. Youngman Hon. James Foster f. C. Derr c. P. Murray w. E. Gosh and or. J. Sweisfort. A committee on i Joks on whom will devolve the purchasing of books and magazines still remains to be appointed. At present All the churches in the Borough with the exception of St. Johns German lutheran and by be Zion synagogue Are represented in the Board of trustees. These churches were originally represented but vacancies have been caused by death. It now devolves upon the official members to recommend one or More As May be required from among the congregation to the Board of Library trustees who will take what action May be necessary at the next subsequent legs out off. Albert Longenberger of Tamaqua a Nephew of Joseph Longenberger. Walnut Street and Well known in this City met with a terrible Accident at Mauch chunk about 11 of clock tuesday Forenoon. He is a brakeman in the employ of the R. Railway and while in the discharge of his duty fell under the cars. Both legs were Cut off. A brother of the injured Man employed on the It amp r. Switcher Here received a Telegram when the Accident occurred tuesday and left immediately for Tama qua. Such weather As the present when the track and cars Are covered with ice adds very much to the perils of railroading. An experienced brakeman yesterday remarked that nothing but the utmost caution avails at such times to keep a Man from falling under the cars and a brakeman literally holds his life in his hands from morning until Mcmaster Zaner wedding. Miss Bessie Zaner of this City and Owen t. Mcmaster of Philadelphia were United in Matrimony tuesday of noon. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the brides parents. Or. And mrs. Charles w. Zaner Church Street at 3 of clock the Rev. M. L. Shindel officiating. Miss Zaner is a popular Young lady of our town enjoying the Friendship of a wide Circle. The a scorn is engaged in the manufacture of Shade goods in Philadelphia. The newly wedded couple left on the 4 31 Pennsylvania train for a wedding trip through the Southern states extending As far South As St. Augustine Florida. Or. And mrs. Mcmaster will be a at Home at no. 1907 North 32nd Street Philadelphia after March 1st. Those from out of town that attended the wedding were miss Nellie Zaner of Allentown and George g. Parker of Philadelphia. To increase his Stock. A. Ii. Grout is erecting a lot of additional shelves for his Wall paper in the northeastern Corner of his establishment formerly devoted to the handling of express age. The new shelves will carry at least 20,000 Rolls. Foot injured. Alfred g Mellin who Resillez on Sid by employee at the Reading Iron works had his right foot bruised by a bar of Iron falling on it monday night. He was unable to work yesterday. Young townsman to wed. Robert y Gearhart assistant cashier of the first National Bank and miss Lida r Forrey of Philadelphia will in married on wednesday morning next february 12. The ceremony will take place at the brides coasting is dangerous. The streets Are in excellent condition for coasting at present and the boys and girls Are getting All the fun possible out of it. Children Are thoughtless however and forget that they Are exposed to constant danger from vehicles Likely at any moment to emerge in View in one of the streets crossing the coasting ground. Lower Mulberry Street at the foot of ferry and Pine streets is an especially bad place. At the former Point a boy while coasting came within an Ace of getting under the wheels of Frank Sechler Scab on monday evening. Unable to Stop he threw himself off while the sled dashed under the wheels of the cab and was smashed to with an upset. Mrs. George b. Strouse and son who reside on one of Castle Grove farms i while on their Way in a sled to one of or. Bennett a farms near Washington a Ville on saturday when near Fred Mosery a hotel met with an upset caused j by their horse taking fright. Both were i thrown out in the Snow but escaped in-1 jury. William Miller who was driving toward town assisted them to repair the damage about the Sleigh and harness which was . Ii. K. Finger badly injured. L. E. Daniels 110 Cedar Street a finisher at the Reading Iron works had the thumb of his left hand very badly injured Al amt 4 of clock yesterday morning while assisting to remove a piece of Iron which had a a collared a itself on the Rolls. The Gash was an ugly one almost severing the Nail. Or. Winter Steen inserted four not be a candidate for re election As congressman. Hon. R. K. Polk monday afternoon announced that lie will not be a candidate for re election. Or. Polk whose two terms embrace the fifty sixth and fifty seventh Congress has represented the seventeenth District to the full satisfaction of his constituents. He has been strongly urged by leading democrats in various parts of the District to stand for re nomination. His decision therefore not to be a candidate will be received with a Good Deal of Surprise and regret. The structural tubing works and other interests with which or. Polk is identified make heavy demands upon his time and Energy and he feels that he can not fully discharge his duties As congressman without in some measure neglecting business and it is for this reason he feels constrained to decline a re nomination. Or. Polk was elected congressman in 1898 by a majority of 2300 Over w. H. Woodin. Republican candidate he was re elected in 1900 by an increased majority of some 1500,although a presidential year and this too notwithstanding the fact that Hon. M. H. Kulp or. Polk s predecessor in office was elected by a Republican majority of 1400. Or. Polkas declination leaves the District wholly to the other candidates in the Field. These Are understood to be a. L. Fritz of Bloomsburg c. H. Dick Erman of Milton and possibly Harry g. Davis of Sunbury. In Montour county so far As known there will be no oldest resident. Michael Powers Centre Street who has rounded out ninety two years is in All probability the oldest resident of Danville. Notwithstanding his advanced years he is Hale and Hearty and in full Possession of All his faculties his memory especially being something remarkable. He is a native of Ireland. Long before the Days of the Ocean Grey hounds he made his journey across the Atlantic in a sailing vessel occupying Many weeks on the voyage. He came to Danville when Iron manufacture was in its infancy. He converses most entertainingly on his Early experiences imparting much valuable information relating to the town at that Day and the people who inhabited it. Or. Powers has fair prospects of becoming a centenarian. He is cheerful and full of Hope. Only recently he Rar chased a set of false Teeth and with Good appetite and Good digestion he looks Forward to Many years of life and county Institute. The Montour county Farmers Institute convened at Washington Ville yesterday afternoon. The Institute was opened by prayer by Rev. J. E. Ott. The following subjects were discussed a should the Farmer by j. W. Lowrie Strawberry Ridge. A practical Road making by j. A. Herr of Cedar Springs. A a organization by a. M. Cornell of Pennsylvania state College. A farm under drainage by Abra Agge Beshire. O. Evening session. A what is the Best education Quot by Abra Agic. A centralization of township schools by w. D. Steinbach. Officers installed. District Deputy supreme Archon a. M. Peters installed to lie officers for Lotus conclave Independent order of Hept Asoklis at the Lodge rooms in the City Hall building last evening. The following officers were installed John Kilgus past Archon Charles Buchhalter Archon John Richards. Provost w. K. Lunger prelate Charles g. Cloud secretan w. L. Mcclure financier W. Wetzel treasurer Dennis f. Slattery inspector. Married at Catawissa. George treas of South Danville and miss Mary Hollar of this City were married 7 of clock. Tuesday evening at Catawissa by Rev. Peter Altpeter of St. John is evangelical lutheran Church that place. The newly wedded couple returned Home yesterday on the 12 15 train and were tendered a reception at the Home of the grooms parents w. H. Treas. On Hazleton Avenue. Rev. Fogleman installed. Rev. D. L. Kugleman formerly of this City was installed on sunday in the lutheran Church at Denver. Lancaster county pastor of the Lincoln Parish embracing the charges at Lincoln Denver swamp and Schoeneck. The installation ceremonies were conducted by Rev. Or. J. W. Hassler of la cast entertained by Elias Maier Elias Maier on saturday assumed charge of the restaurant on Mill Street which he recently purchased from his father. Jacob Maier. Sunday Elias gave a dinner in Honor of the event. Those present were or. And mrs. Jacob Maier mrs. Lewis Bloch and children Elsie and George. Mrs Eli Rosenthal and two sous Joseph of this City and Isadore of Berwick. Or. And mrs. Juliu sheim and daughter Gertrude and miss 1 Gertrude Gross of Bloomsburg. Party from Shamokin. A Jolly sled Load of Young people drove from Shamokin to this City last evening. They took supper at hotel Oliver. To raise funds fora new Hose House. The Washington Hose company will hold a fair in the building formerly occupied by ii. M. Schoch during the first and second weeks in March. The object of the fair will be to raise Money for a new Hose House paid his Fine. Zachary Thomas of Bloomsburg one of the carpenters employed at the Reading Iron works was arrested by chief Mincemoyer tuesday afternoon for being drunk. Ii was taken before Justice Bare where he paid his Fine of #4.meter rates. Adopted the water commissioners held a regular meeting monday. The water commissioners held a regular meeting monday afternoon with a full Hoard present. Pursuant to action of Council looking to the adoption of fixed water rates for heavy Consumers the commissioners monday took no the subject of meter rates Ami agreed upon figures which will raise the Price of water considerably where used for manufacturing purposes. Heretofore it appears the charges made for operating motors fans and the like have Only been Nomina and the Borough has been very greatly the loser. Before fixing a rate however several neighbouring towns maintaining a municipal Plant were communicated with. The rates finally adopted were the lowest in the territory those paid at Harrisburg which does not filter its water and consequently has an advantage Over Danville in that the water needs to be pumped but once. The meter rates adopted monday which will go into effect on april 1st, Are As follows where a daily average of less than 5.000 Gallons is used scents Peri 000 Gallons. Where the daily average is Between 5.000 Gallons and 15,000 Gallons 5 cents per 1000 Gallons. Where the average is Between 15,000 Gallons and 30,000 Gallons 4 cents per 1.000 Gallons. The new rates will no doubt meet much opposition from manufacturers. But the water commissioners insist that the Advance is wholly justified and adduce figures to show that it costs the Borough 5 cents to 6 cents per 1000 Gallons for pumping the water. Besides the rates Here even As raised Are Low in comparison to prices paid at Milton Bloomsburg and Berwick which for the largest Consumers Are 5 cents 74 cents and 10 cents per 1000 Gallons respectively. The water meters which Cost anywhere from 440 to #50 apiece add very much to the expenses of equipping the water department. At Many towns water takers Are charged an annual rent for meters where installed hut in Danville they Are furnished free. At some places two meters Are necessary under the Peculiar arrangement of the water and this very much increases the tax upon the department. It was the sense of the commissioners that in All cases water should he brought into the premises under one meter and that where this is not done the water taker himself should be obliged to pay for one of the meters employed. Action in the matter however was postponed until a subsequent meeting. The water commissioners also contemplate a change of rates in the matter of fans installed at the various hotels confection eries amp a. These heretofore have been an inexpensive luxury the Large ones costing their owners Only #11 to #17 and the Small ones used on the counters but #1.50 for the entire summer. It was estimated monday that one of these Large fans consumes 10 Gallons of water a minute. For the Day of 12 hours this would bring it in under the 5 cent rate. The Cost therefore according to the above meter rates would be 35 cents per Day or #56 for the season. It is not Likely however that any such rates will be adopted for fans. But that some figure higher than what has been paid previously will be established seems positively decided upon. Due consideration will be Given the matter Between the present and next meeting when it will again come up Lief re the Board. The water commissioners Are in favor of installing meters wherever Large quantities of water Are used. This would seem to be the Only fair measure As water with each succeeding year is put to a greater variety of uses. Jeweler Henry Rempe who contemplates installing a Dynamo for the purpose of lighting his store with electricity appeared before the water commissioners to determine the Cost of water receive Advance. A general Advance of salary has been granted the Telegraph operators of the Pennsylvania system on All divisions East of Pittsburg and Erie taking effect on january,1st. Those receiving #70 per month and upward have been granted an Advance of #10 per month while those whose pay ranged below that figure Are Given a raise of #5 per month. Messes. Treas and Yohe operators at South Danville were officially notified yesterday that their salaries Are increased from #40 to #45 per Fine meeting. The Quot Promise meeting at the y. M. C. A. Sunday afternoon which was at tended by both ladies and gentlemen was a very pleasant affair. Owing to the unpleasant weather the attendance was not so Large As it otherwise would have been but those present showed a keen interest As a general thing actively participating in the proceedings. The meeting was in charge of the devotional committee of the y. M. C. A h. H. Furman or. Robbins and Beverly Musselman. Miss amme Ruian rendered a preach to the 0. S. Of a. The Rev. R. J. Allen will preach a Sermon to the Riverside O. S. Of a. At St Peter s m. E. Church on sunday morning february 23. Washington Camp no. 364, of this City will also at tend in a leu la
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