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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - February 11, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for the Home i he circulation of this paper is in j creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american subscriptions per year in vent h. In mantis d k x 7 is Office i mtr a this country will never he entirely Eree until it supplies allot its own its own vol. 4�i--noi�. Danville. A. Til i is a y Liy 11 11 04. 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 4. Generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing fail kinds and description 9 a. To 12 m 1 d m to j p. M 104 Mill St. Danville. A. P a a Irir a m i it. I a or. Pan Viii a. A hot ases of Tiit stomach and into Sliner a specs Alt w in. A a , dentist l l i u k. Is Mil. It Tukki. Rill extracted without in Nin. A town until or hug. U or set la Ltd. F i. I u a t lit i test my Iii it tin proved Ami Prev a. .1 a a a a brute t lie most a i t work. Jar. C. H. Keynold9, of . I 1. I t., Hanville a. A a to All it a by nut it. Uh.,res a. -.o. It and a a to re guaranteed established 1892. The proposed paving ordinance revised in accordance with the instructions and suggestions made by the chief Burgess and the committee on ordinance and Polie at a meeting held wednesday was Road before the Borough Council Friday night. No action was taken the first Reading being postponed until a subsequent meeting. The ordinance authorizes and provides for the paving and curbing of that portion of Mill Street from the Northern Entrance to the Bridge Over tin Susquehanna River and to assess a portion of the Cost on the owners of thu property abutting on said portion of Mill Street and providing for the collection of such portion of such costs. In session news. V. Or i t he topic now. S-1. Valentine s Day next. I d weep for Baltimore to get out the Vot a Means much. A St no time in placing your Spring a. V is n lie do .1 cart t is Emu Rioual drama "11 sin a will come to the Tura h m next tuesday evening. In i a d g miss Julia Gray As a new Star. I Danville s Viool taught by Midden will have Lincoln sex Curvis Friday afternoon. County i err or. Derr directors Pat runs and educational friends Are cortical by invited to be pies edit. Baltimore is already showing the recuperative spirit. Before the smouldering members die out the work of rebuilding will be started in a very few year bal a More will be a new and a g a re r City than before the tire. Bufi snug from an ulcerated lung John c Trier the coloured insane Man we o in a bold manner robbed a polish Roan on Commerce Street at Shamo it a. Shoot a month ago is reported dying in the Northon Dierland county jail. The Bennett amp Moulton company at the opera House every evening this a pm. Done to forget the baud dance at the Armor monday evening next. All things come to Hisiu who Waits except the going of Winter. The prayerful Hope of All people now is for a Cut sati of of horrors. The bunk will Hech Sedon Friday. Lincoln a birthday. That cold wave was a Messing in Rii Goite. A movement has he ii started among the Sudbury elks to organize a club to Attu 1 the ratio my convention in Cincinnati next Ai gut. The idea is to Lay aside a certain amount each month from now on to Pav expenses. A similar movement Iso a foot in Williamsport and the two clubs May act in conjunction. The Bloomsburg authorities have worked so arduously to relieve those citizens ruined by the recent flood along the River that no outside Relief is Nee sary at this time. The complaisance with which we regard other p Oples troubles is Only excelled by our craving for real sympathy when we have troubles of our of n. Is there any kind of Winter weather that Isnit Quot seasonable Quot it see is to us that we have been having All sorts of weather in All sorts of Winters for quite a certain number of years. In some parts of the country the groundhog saw his Shadow and in others he did not. Looks Asil he were trying to set Tho weather prophets at each other. Two More new cases of smallpox were reported at 3hamokin on thursday. A gang of Quot boy burglars has been discovered in Allentown and other symptoms of a Sodoli morality May he looked for at any moment. Now if eggs would Only fall with the River. Sharnok in is thru it Ned with a saner Kraut famine. There Are degrees of popularity. Some men gel puffed up if they fail to receive a vicious Valentine it it i the 14th of february. There Isnit any question about if. People Are mad As March hates Over the Winter prophecies for next Mouth. According to a number of travelling men who visit this City the weather in the South is extremely cold they say that fluting the past Twenty five years the change in the Southern climate a not been to great As this year. Miss Mary Kester of Bloomsburg has enrolled at russells business College for a your i j i it hand and typewriting mis a be a graduate Ott a blog in Hur i a in i school. There i work fur i Muir it <1 men Only at in i i mils ill t v Mia As this is be p yes a tin i is a of in it town will or b a la if Hoy the in dues hie Urra timbre has i tied a i it a it uses with i in a i lie i hat a Ive placed Fui a i. My enter Good. Or Reifsnyder called at ten t Ion to the fact that the ordinance was not yet fully signed also that All the members of the committee 011 ordinance and police were not present when it was formulated there were Many Points which would have to be changed and on tie whole then was so much room for discussion that he thought the first Reading ought to be defer Teri until at least the next meeting. A vote was taken when his View was found to prevail anti it was so ordered. Several sections of Tho ordinance were discussed at length. A. F. Pas Coe of Allentown who Lias the contract for building the Danville and Riverside electric railway was present and joined in the discussion. The terms of the trolley franchise oblige the cot Pauy to proceed with the paving of its portion of the Street at such time a it we cd the Borough is prepared to enter upon Street paving. Or. Pas Coo informed Council last night that to is prepared to go of with the work whenever the Borough is ready. He stated that there arc better and cheaper paving mat rial than vitrified Brick and suggested Quot Warren paving a which is a composition of much Merit built upon a Concrete base. He also thought the plan would he a Good a one to decide upon one contractor wisc should pave the whole Street. Or. Pascoe a suggestions wore very courteously received and they will be considered by Council in the discussion which will precede the first Reading. Or. Dougherty of the fire commit tee reported that he had examined the Hose houses of the Borough and that lie found them All in Good com lotion with the exception of the Washington to e House which is in need of sonic inside repairs. On motion of or. Dougherty Tho repairs needed it re left in the hands of the fire committee they to report at next meeting. An exception was made in the Case of a detective hydrant which or. Davis was authorized to have repaired immediately. Treasurer Ellenbogen presented his report which showed a total Cash balance of hand of $10.455.38. Or. Reifsnyder called attention to an Iron plate or cellar door belonging to the Nail works property forming a part of the pavement on Railroad Street which has become quite Slippery and causes a Good Many people to fall. He Lias heard much complaint about it and asked that some action he taken looking to its removal Asir is no longer needed. On motion the Secretary was instructed to Lay the matter before h. H. Ginsberg trustee Philadelphia who is responsible for Tho building. Or. Dougherty moved that a fire escape he erected on the South Side of City Hall to Aid the occupants of the Lodge room on the third floor to escape in Case of fire. Or. Reifsnyder opposed the improvement As an unnecessary expenditure inasmuch As the inspector when in this City had seen the building and had not notified the Borough that a fire escape was necessary. Or. Dougherty s motion was not ser outed. The following members were present last night Yastine Davis Reifsnyder welliver Swank Fenstermacher Dougherty. Goeser Joseph Gibson Lloyd and David Gibson. The following Hills were approved for payment Borough department. By order of District attorney Ralph Kisuer a postmortem examination was made Friday afternoon to determine the cause of the death of Harry h. A reflow. Or. Creglow was taken ill last monday with a slight cold hut did not seem to be seriously indisposed until wednesday night when he suddenly grew worse died Early thursday morning Alt r great suffering. The postmortem examination was j made Liv or. P. C. Newmaker and i r. In. A. Curry. Tho District attorney i was also present. At ter a careful exp animation in was found that death i was due to urae Vuic Poison resulting i from a form of kidney disease. The inquest was held of saturday before Justice of thu peace j. P. Bare acting As Coroner. The witness s examined were or . Curry and Harry g. Movery father in Law of the deceased. The finding of the coroners jury follows Commonwealth of Penn a. County of Montour inquisition taken in Ali Borough of Danville in rhe county of Montour and state of Pennsylvania aforesaid the sixth Day of february a. D., 1004,before j. P. Bare a a. A Justice of the peace in and for the said county of Montour and As such acting As Coroner and upon the solemn oaths and affirmations of Gorge w. Miles. Joseph r Patton. William Knob insult. Edward Morinan George w. Reifsnyder and Horace h. Furman six Good and lawful men of the county of Montour aforesaid charged to inquire when where and by what m ins Harry Henry Creglow came to his death who having viewed the body of the said Harry Henry Creglow and having heard the evidence produced before them do find and say that Tho said Harry Henry Creglow died on thu morning of the 4th a Lay of february. A. D., 11 04, in the Home of Harry g mow by tie f at Fieri u 1 in of the said Harry Home Creglow an 1 with whom he was at Tho time living in the first Ward of the said Borough of Danville in the county and state Afore Aid. Aud that upon the evidence of or. P. C. Newbaker or. E. A. Curry and Harry g. Mowery we find death was due to natural causes to wit blood poisoning resulting from inactivity of the kidneys. In witness whereof we the said acting Coroner As Well As the said respective jurors have Hereunto set our bands and seals this 6th a Lay of february a. A. 1904. Merchants who will change. A number of our in�rchaut3 will change location Between this and april 1st and in every instance the new leases provide for a general fixing up of the premises. A moving while a disagreeable task usually Means a betterment of conditions and i Cue wed among other changes to he made is that of Tho bargain store Quot conducted by Abe the City Hall building to the Large store room in the Henry Moyer Block formerly occupied by the Boston store. The room will he thoroughly overhauled. After the change is made the store will he known As Quot the Peoples the Quot Racket store Quot conducted by George Winter Leon will Tali posses Siou of the City Hall Stor room. A line Lar of alterations Aud improve merits will also be made at this place j new dealer Martin Landau will move into thu room vacated by or Wintersteen. The room now occupied by or. Landau has been leased by John Weir who will conduct a confectionery Aud tobacco store. Jeweler George h. Smith will also change location about March 1st. Or. Smith has leased file store room in the Brown building formerly occupied by the Stieff piano company. Regular employees $ 28.50 Standard electric Light co 456.55 Standard Gas co 3.80 tax on Bonds. 106.00 o. B. Sweitzer. 3.24 labor and hauling 43.77 Montour american. 25.00 w. A. Sep Persou 57.50 h. R. Moore 1.57 w a t e r d e p a r t m e n Regular employees labor on streets Garlock packing Standard co o. B. Sweitzer Henry Divel Ezra s. Haas h. B. Patton tax on Bonds h. R. Moore co $144.30 15.00 10.08 11.20 1.22 8.04 .50 25.00 324.00 2.40 Telegraph wires mended in a boat. Communication with Catawissa and All Points East was Cut off of the Pennsylvania line tuesday night by the falling of a pole at roaring a reek. The break occurred at about 9 of clock and until the damage was repaired about 10 of clock yesterday morning the company had no a direct Means of knowing what state things were in above roaring Creek. The pole which yielded to the Force of the flood stood about four Hundred Yards wet of thu station along colonel Eck aug a farm. In falling Tho wires became badly entangled and broken. Division operator c g. Gearhart with others visited tin spot yesterday Forenoon and by Means of a boat they reached the spot where the pole had fallen after which the wires were soon a r in work ing order. High sch jobs. Lewisburg a. 0. The High school Basket Ball team of this City on Friday february 12th, will line up against the a wish arg athletic club in the armory. Tho Lex Isburg aggregation is a Strong one and realizing this on boys Aro practising almost daily in order that they Ruay score another Victory. Our High school Hoys j played a very Brilliant game with Milton of Friday i night and Lewisburg bad better look j Well to its laurels or it May la use them from far off Washington. The Rev. H. A. Kirk Udall wife and Little son William of Wenatchee Washington Are guests at Tho Home of c. C. Ritter East Market Street. Rev Kirkendall who was born near Berwick until recently was pastor of a Baptist Church at Wenatchee. On december with his wife Ami son he came East for a visit. In Marhi t hey will return to Washington whore Rev Kirkendall will ass Tim to a pastoral of another Church they Are having a in a a among themselves at Sbani Okin ova r the manage ment of tin smallpox oases and tin Board of health is being severely censured for laxity and indifferent for the Public interests Robert Adams of the first Ward was elected school director at a regular meeting of school Board monday to succeed John l. Evans who tendered his resignation owing to ill health. Pursuant to action taken at the previous meeting Secretary w. Ii. Orth wrote to or. Evans who is sojourning at Albuquerque n. M., to see when in would be Able to return. In reply or. Evans stated that while he is improving in health it does not seem Likely that he can return before next Spring a year. Under Tho circumstances he thought the proper course would be for him to tender his resignation which he enclosed in the letter. Or. Evans resignation was read before the Board and on motion of c. P. Hancock it was accepted. Or. Hancock explained that As a a accessory for or. Evans who will hold the office until june 1905, he had selected Robert Adams and with Somo difficulty had succeeded in securing his consent to serve. Or. Adams was therefore nominated by or. Hancock and unanimously elected. A messenger was dispatched to inform him of his election whereupon he came to Tho High school building where tin oath of office was administered by notary Public a. 11. Grone after which or. Adams took his seat among rhe directors. Treasurer Schrair presented a statement of finances to Date which showed a net Cah balance on hand of $9,178.17. Or. Pursel reported that a new clock is needed in t to third school of re it second Ward. On motion the mat to a was referred to tin Supply committee. Or. Burns of the latter committee asked Why in replacing clocks worn out in tin schools the retype clock could it he it was one of the most up to Date known would run two years without winding and was tin product of a Home Industry. It was rhe souse of the Board that unless the gift i ride in Price be too great or. Rempes clock in every instance should have the preference. The Pennsylvania state educational association convenes at Harrisburg wednesday Ami thursday. Chairman p. J. Keep a a and w. O. Greene were delegates from the Borough of Danville. Or. Greene last evening reported that owing to the pressure of business he would a unable to attend the convention and he asked that some one be appointed to fill his place. On motion of or. Greene w. H. Otila w Tad i Ottist u or in a a won Clutie to represent Danville in the educational convention. Truant officer Young presented his report which showed that there Are ninety live children out of school owing of illness Twenty Are detained at Horny for want of shoes there were five cases of truancy. The following directors wire present at last night s meeting Keefer Orth Greene Burns Pursel Harpel Werkheiser Yon Blohn Fischer Hancock Byerly and Adams. Certain charges having been preferred against the janitor of the third Ward school by parents of pupils the Matt r was referred to grievance committee for investigation. The outcome of tin matter was that the charges were considered sustained and the janitor on Tho recommendation of the committee was summarily dismissed. The following Hills Wen approved for payment teachers and janitors $1638.55 c. E. Welliver. 2.00 Remington Type writer to 3.00 Standard Gas co. 2.80 e. Shultz. .45 Robert j. Pegg 11.80 whistle will Tell when ice moves. The River at this place was the Center of All interest yesterday As was natural in View of the reports of High water which came from Points immediately above us. The Rise Here was at no time above Tho rat a of a foot an hour and during to greater part of the Day it was considerably less. Thu Stream was viewed by hundreds of Imo ple from the Bridge Aud there was much conjecturing As to How Long it would be before the ice Gorges would break and Dauville would feel the Force of the deluge. It was Learned at thu water works yesterday that in the event of the ice moving whether Day or night the whistle at that place will be sounded to warn the people As was decided upon on thu occasion of the january thaw. Thu. Rule adopted by the county commissioners at that time relative to being upon the River Bridge when tie ice moves will also be enforced. The notice posted warning people of the danger several of which had disappeared were carefully in peed yesterday at each end of the Bridge. These notices state that people must not go nor remain upon the Bridge when the ice moves. The county a a missioners take the View that with Tho enormous Quantity of ice above us and the height that the Riv a has renditions would be such should the ice Gorge suib Lily break As to place the Bridge in great danger Aud that persons by venturing upon it at suede a time would a Quot taking mgt Little risk i there such a thing As a fire proof building to history cd the Balti mor conflagration is rhe strongest kind of testimony in the negative. Trains ill Kin Phi r by 12 o clock last night the water Here had fallen Early a foot whip reports from up the River All indicated a fall with Tho exception of at Wilkes Barre where a Rise was reported As a result a if Ico Gorges formed further Down the Stream. At Bloomsburg and Catanis a. Where the water began to recede yesterday morning the River bad fallen eighteen inches. At Berwick the water fell Between four and five feet during the Day. The ice however stopped running at that place. An immense Gorge was piled up which held the water Back causing the River Toj Riso at Points above it. Not Only a Loes the ice Gorge take the place of the Bridge permitting the people to walk backwards and Forward upon it but even the Telephone wires Are Strung Over it of improvised poles sunk in the ice. The River Bridge at Berwick a wept a Vav by the flood tuesday was a r on a fire Aud destroyed yesterday afternoon. As stated in yesterdays Issue six spans of the big Structure lodged in tie ice at Briar Creek two Miles away while one Span Lay stranded Noarl opposite Berwick. Tho immense hulks lying in the Channel were a menace to the safety of Voty other Bridge below them on the North Branch. It was a for Lunate circumstance that they happened to Lodge in the i a a thus to lib a were still kept within reach. From the first there was a Onti ment in favor of burning the Bridge before it should break Loose and Start Down the River on its Mission of destruction. The Ltd commissioners of Columbia county yesterday took the matter in band and ordered the Bridge burned. The two sections were set on lire at 3 o clock yesterday afternoon by members of the Reliance fire company of Berwick who walked ont of the ice to where the Bridge Lay. The Bridge was an old one having weathered the storms for a unit three quarters of a Century and its timbers dry Aud a do seasoned readily fell a prey to the hungry flames. Arrangements Are being a l to install a ferry Between Berwick Aud Nescopeck to fake the place of the Bridge carried away until a new Structure can be built. At High noon yesterday the great flood upon the North Branch which has wrought such havoc along its course reached High water Mark when the River at this place registered 22 feet Ami six inches. At that hour it began to recede and by 3 of clock it bad fallen three inches. At Little roaring Creek at 4 of clock in tin afternoon it bad fallen nearly a foot. It was with a feeling a it of keen Relief that our citizens noted the gradual subsidence of tin flood As the High water had covered the limit of safety and any additional Rise must place Many Homes in danger and jeopardise valuable property. At 12 of clock Mahoning Creek filled w Ith Hack water had attained an enor Nous height lying on a level with the top of the Aqueduct Aud with the canal also Bank full formed an unbroken Sheet of water. At the Reading lion works the Mahoning Creek was out of it Hanks and the water was pouring into the Eastern end of the Mill in an unbroken Sheet when the tide turned. The dwellings below the Creek on Tbs North Side of Northumberland str it t were surrounded with wat r. A por Tion of neuter Street also was 11� Oded much of the land at tin South Cistern part of the Borough was submerged. The River with the flooded at a attained an enormous Width and Johnke ii us it Brick Kiln on the liver Bank seemed to protrude from tiny wat i in Midstream. The flood bad already surrounded several dwellings which from their exposed position stood a Lair Chance of being swept from their foundations should the ice Gorge or in. These houses in View of what might occur were vacated the families in moving with them every hit of furniture. Of Cooper Street alone there were five families who decided to he on the sate Side by removing. They were Millard Myers John Wert Man. Samuel Vankirk la Ali Dawson and Thomas Wray. An incident worthy of mention occurred in connection with the Rise of water at the residence of Patrick Griffin m a Foust and Mowrey streets. During the Forenoon the water flowed into the Street and slowly a no it up to Ward the cellar windows the Iii ii watched the advancing water with anxious eyes hoping that the tide might turn before their House was flooded. Just As the hour of noon approached the water struck thou id of the hour \ at each window a steady Stream pour a a a i into the cellar and continued la or an hour or More. By the time the cellar was nicely flooded the River began to fall and to water rec it i d from tin Street. Along with several other comm Nui tie along the North Branch since the formation of the ice Gorges the Farmers who occupy the depression a of land lying about Fie Mouth of roaring Creek have been having a trying experience. Some idea of the height of water May be formed when it is stated that a House car on the Railroad siding at roaring a re a a was very nearly submerge i the water rising to within about tight in inches of the top of the car. The water yesterday morning was within eight inches of the height attain a i Attlio previous flood. The water reached As far As col. Eckman s barn Yard and he was obliged to re move his live Stock. His House is situated on higher ground. A number of other farms were less fortunate and tin buildings houses and barns were flooded. These farms Are practically abandoned the families having taken Refuge among the neighbors on higher ground. There is a feeling of grave uncertainty As to what might happen in the face of Cou editions existing Aud the household goods have been removed from the houses in the flooded Section. While the fleeing families themselves enjoy Tbs hospitality of the More for Lunate Migl Bors their furniture is stored about in the barns or in vacant looms wherever such can be found on the High ground. Among those who have moved Are Charles Hartman Truman p. Hoad Armel Peter Schlee Fleming Steward James drum Ami Frank drum. The live Stock also had to be moved from the farms on the Lowland and these along with their owners Are Given shelter Aud Are cared for by neighbors who live out of the reach of the flood. Edward Shultz whose farm lies Quot a Hort distance above Boyds is having a repetition of All the trouble he experienced during the previous flood. Tin water is up to the very threshold of his Houn. He has removed his family As Well As his live Stock. His horses Are taken care of by William Baylor and his cattle by Miles Reed. The Public Road from Boyds to Kennedy a l deeply submerged at Boyd s Only the railway of the Bridge appearing above the water. To reach Danville from roaring Creek yesterday it would have been necessary to drive around by Union Corner. Thomas Elm Kase and Samuel sch Lee three residents of roaring Creek yesterday morning walked to Danville a a mini a nov Nieli a a a a a a a a a our difficulty by taking tin Fields and keeping on High ground. The ice in the River they said showed no signs of giving Way none of it had drifted Over the River Bank and from what they could see they were not inclined of think there was much likelihood of the ice Gorge breaking at present. Interested in the War. Naturalized Ami us naturalized russians in Shamokin and Vicinity Are Manifest aug a deep interest in the far Eastern War situation Aud those who Are Able to read the English language with Auy degree of intelligence eagerly devour every bit of inform Tico in the daily papers concerning the latest developments. The naturalized russians feel the More secure because no matter Ilia happens they Are not subject to draft in thu army. The newcomers however who have not been Here Long enough to get their papers have fear that if the Czar needs men he will Sammou All his former subjects now in this country to the fatherland to help maintain the supremacy of Russia. The russians living about Here Are As a Rule confident that in Tho event of War Russia will easily win. They frequently have disputes with men of other nationalities who take Delight in teasing Thiu about tiny strength of be Imperial army. Then Are not Many japaneses Here but they Ami tin chinese who make Sliaut Vokin their Home Are equally As positive about Japan s chances As Are the russians theirs. Slip Tookill Herald. Commissions issued. Of missions have recently been is Sud to the following officers of the twelfth regiment n g. P Captain. Lucian h. Guyon co. A Sudbury with rank from Jan. 5, 1904,vice John a. Weaver to retired list first lieutenant Samuel e. Elloitt co. A Sun Bury with rank from Jan. 5, 1904, vice h. Guyon to Captain. Second lieutenant William h. Nevin co. A san Hurt with rank from Jan 5, 1901, vice Samuel e. Elliott of first lieutenant. Second lieutenant George h Sambas a a it Ltd Williamsport with rank from dec. 22, 1903, vice Joseph tym Aii. Resigned Captain John b. Beck a Quot i Williamsport with rank from Jan. A 1004, vice Lewis j. Fisher commission expired first lieutenant Parazette Hopkins to. I. Williamsport. With rank from Jan. 8,1904, View John b. Beck to Captain. Second Loutenant Walker w Duffield co. I. Williamsport with rank from Jan 1904, \ ice Para Eft Quot Hopkin a. To first lieutenant Quot Arthur Quot a faithful hours owned lev the let g b Markle of ton Aud upon to latter death turned Over to Ltd Ai Van Markle president of the Lehigh traction company succumbed to old age. And in a coffin was Buriel with ceremony under a Large Quot Best nut tie in Hazle Park the Peusy Aud the i. L. Amp w. Each sent two trains up to Danville j yesterday. Of the former Road the first train to arrive was at 10 17 a. this Laid at South Danville until 12 15 a when it returned to Sunbury. The second train arrived from Sunbury at 2 21 and Letu rued at 4 31. Of the d. L. Amp w. Both trains came up from Northumberland during the afternoon the first arriving at 2 11 and returning at 4 43 and the second arriving at 5 43 and returning at 8 37. It was stated at the d. L. Amp w. Station last night that in All probability trains on that Road would be run through this afternoon. At that time water was reported As falling Aud there were but five feet of water upon the tracks at Catawissa. Of the Pennsy to jul traffic May be resumed sometime today although on either Road it All depends upon How fast the water continues to fall. The ice on this Side of Catawissa Aud Bloomsburg did not move so that none of it lies upon the track and the Only obstacle to contend with is water. Annual conference of prominent state educators. Harrisburg feb. 10. A Twenty five members of the county superintendents department of the Pennsylvania state educational association attended the annual convention of the organization yesterday morning Aud afternoon at the High school auditorium. Among the speakers of the Day were Deputy superintendents Hury Houck and j. 1. Stewart Aud Well known educators from the state. The annual election held in the afternoon resulted As follows president George w. Weiss. Schuylkill Haven View presidents Mattie m. Collins Driftwood and Frank r. Hall Washington Secretary g. W. Moore West Chester and treasurer j. W. Smoke Annville. A committee on institutes was elected and consisted of g. W. Moore Ercil Doug Samuel Hamilton. Braddock. And a. G. C. Smith Media. Among those present were Samuel Hamilton Braddock Eli m. Rapp Hamburg. T. S. Davis Altoona James j. Beau Mauch Chuuk c. L. Gram Ley Rebersburg George w. Moore. Ercil Doug j. Green Carlisle h. V. B. Garver Middletown a. G. C. Smith Media. James g. Dell Huntingdon h c. Klinger Oriental j. C. Taylor Scranton m. J. Brecht. Lancaster John w. Smoke. \ non Lii Alvin Kami a Llund pm a a Benjamin Apple Sunbury g. W. Weiss Schuylkill Haven. Daniel p. Stapleton Lewisburg i h Gardner York. H. V. R. Garver superintendent of this county welcomed the visitors in a Short address Aud Frank p. Hopper of Luzerne county responded at the open aug of the morning session. Following a talk of Quot the county Institute Quot by j. C. Taylor of Lackawanna county. Superintendent Henry Houck made one of his characteristic addresses on the Bee this of county institutes Aud interspersed Bis re Marks with humorous allusions to past experiences in the world of education. A discussion followed and a. G. C. Smith w w. Ulrich and r. B. Teitrick participated. Supt. J. Stewart also mad a few timely remarks Quot Good schools Quot was the subject of superintendent Garver s afternoon talk. His words were supplemented by remarks by d. H. Gardner c. L Gram Ley and h. K. Bender who gave their idea of what constituted a gun gtd school from a comity superintendent s View Point. Among the superintendents who also spoke were messes. Rapp Bevan by Chat Rupp and ton. Election and routine business brought the session to an Enn general Secretary von Ogden Vogt. There is quite a stir in Christian Endeavor circles Here caused by a contemplated visit of general Secretary Yon Ogden Vogt of it a a United society of Christian Endeavor who in hooked tor Bloomsburg and Danvi be on rhe 18th Ami the 19th i stoits general Secretary Yon ogre u Vogt i making a rim e week four of tie state and will not have Long to re Mam in Danville a Quot ill give the 17tli and the 18th to thu i county Union of Montour Ami Durbia Coon tip it. On thursday the Imp. He will he at Rhio it a Hurt during the Day and evening. On 19th in a. He will be in Danville hot daring tin Day Only As he will be obliged to leave on the 4 11 train for a Wisburg. The next Point of Bis itinerary at Bloomsburg them Ting will be Hebl in the presbyterian Church and a luring the Day will consist of a conference with the Union workers in the evening there will be a mass in Efing entertainment w ill be furnished All attending by flu to Al in on of plonk Short. At Danville tie a Sien will a a held in Mahoning presbyterian Church the morning will be devoted to per Sonal work among the my mers n the afternoon there will be a i Onfer duct of local workers general Secretary Vogt Haju to com i Etc i a similar four a of new it re stat Quot today his at Beaver general h. C. Corbin command my tin Atlantic division a derailed Captain c. W. Kennedy adjutant of the eighth United states infantry. Of a inspect the third a rigid n g p under the provisions of rhe present Uii Litara Law passengers on the Early morning train East due at South Dauville at i 11 a. In., had a unique not to say a decidedly unpleasant experience tuesday morning when they found themselves 6tall�d of a Section of submerged track where the water extinguished the fire in the locomotive Aud left them helpless for an hour or More. Tho train which was known As number four arrived at South Danville Over an hour late. It was known that tin track in the Vicinity of roaring Creek was submerged but a couple of Reight trains an hour or so before had gotten through and the passenger decided to Inako the attempt. All went Well until a submerged portion of the track was reached which passes through c. W. Eckmans farm. Eor awhile Tho train ploughed bravely through the water which was then slightly above the first step of the coaches finally the wheels stopped Aud the train was left standing in the midst of a wide Sheet of water with the swollen River and its frowning ice Gorge on the left. The Rise of the water was so rapid that it could be seen crawling up Over the step of the coaches. The passengers did not like their situation aug a made inquiries As to the cause of delay when they were horrified to learn that the water had extinguished the fire in the locomotive Aud that they were powerless to Advance or Retreat. The situation however was not a hopeless one. The Tempo Arv Telegraph office opened near roaring Creek during the former flood was easily reached Aud the office at san Bury was made acquainted with the plight of the passenger train. The wait seemed a Long Aud anxious one to the stranded passengers. It was easily an hour from rhe time the train stopped in rhe water until a locomotive sent out from Sunbury in response to the Telegram reached the spot to haul them to a place of safety the water which at first reached Only to the first step Rose so rapidly that the top step was covered when the train was withdrawn. Among the passengers were several ladies who became very nervous Dur ing the Long wait while the water Rose and swirled around them a Farmer with a heavy farm Wagon a tempted of Rescue rhe passengers but although he drop into rho water quite deep he was unable to get Cloee enough to the cars to be of Auy service. It was about Noou Whai Tfir a in a a Oner Iraln passed South Danville on its Way Back to Sunbury. It was run Mug backwards after the in Omo Tiv its own incl Quot engine bringing up f rear. A terrible conflagration. Baltimore has bad an awful baptism of fire. Sunday and monday per $ 000,000 Worth of property in the by i Ness Section of the City was it ept away and although Washington Hila Dellna sent a mall army of tir men Aud the by apparatus the Tom bind forces were unable to Cheek t a flame until the City a wept a ins or More in length and Many build bugs were blow i up with by Nanny the fire broke out sunday near non. Aud although the firemen id Al i Vantage Ltd mild a ear Berand the a fir of in t of explosions in distilleries Bic created a fiery Tugnao in alarm a a Ond. And sent volum of burning material Hundred a of feet away it Ting tire to other structures and. Whole blocks were a roaring Volcano while tie loss will parm Lyza Bosi Ness tor a time the fire Lack in a la rowing scenes had in occurred at bight id the poor or residential see Tina. Of during Zero weather. The insurance will largely cover the log and a new and magnificent Basin Errion win i ring up on the car f the ruins. While the heart of to great a a Ohlon will go out in syn Parv with Bain More s loss there is Eaas for thankfulness that the Burden Don it r a on that class of pen Pic of w old have he a utterly help a a wit Hoo would a Soffe i great deprivation in and event the Baltimore fire i the Gre at to sine a the Boston Cou Flag ration of nov Ember 9, 1 72,when f a it res were Lai waste,14 lives were b 8�h> a old mrs we re destroyed with a proper loss of $80,009,001 to u began on sunday night. Is i and burned until to ing the Flam det tiered til Lee and one half Square i Hoph were rendered hot were killed Aud #190,000,01 property lost. On Ferrua an #8, to Ooi it fire Destruge i part Otth business sect iut son. N j on May 3, 1901, it1 tar hour fire a lid i it i a a svy >1 in Jacksonville Fla. On api 1900, Ottawa and i Hull. Zauada. $17.000.000 fire on Jane 30, Hoboken had a $7.000.000 co tip in. December 16. Hr.�, new had a o7,000,000 fire which a Tel 674 in brings tin find or n the in London. November a it a a Oitt it id a #45.0001000 fire narrowly escaped drowning mis . Mian Pear hot miss Orare Hill three wog la Briar a a reek came very near their lives by drowning n tin v Ester Day. They ventured of f a t v i the water in her were Rwy a us. I a ago of a

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