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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - February 15, 1906, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper for in Home state Library. I he circulation of this Pat it i is increasing rapidly it will pay you to advertise in the american subscription $1 per year or. In Yum. H. Jan nos us is 1st. Othef Hort a a. M. To to v a my fat. R m to i p 1/ Annville. Pit. A this country will never re entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own productions. Of. 7 Danville. A. Thursday february 15,1906. Established in 1855 a in it. 1 r., Dan Mik a. Stomach lid i me Speri Olty a a c ii Rovn it Julijs -.ikvti8t a Mili Danville a. I a Tetli. <4 v it ill the or Kph in a. Cd a tvs h Vork a Imreh Milf a it Itiat u l%ai9 crossing blocked condensed news. Liis paper finds it necessary to Call attention once Moro to the hardships imposed on our citizens by the practice of blocking the Railroad Crossings which is quite a persistently indulged in at least on one Railroad passing through town. The trainmen Are shamefully indifferent not to say insolent in the matter simply consulting their own convenience and refusing to Cut a train on tie crossing even when requested to do so by people in waiting. As a result regardless of the weather Jie sous Are held up from fifteen minutes to half an hour at a time. Drivers manage the Best they can to control restive horses while pedestrians take fearful risks trying to gain the opposite Side of the track by climbing Over the cars. The experience of a lot of people driving out North Mill Street Between 7 and 8 of clock tuesday evening forms a Case in a it out. Arriving at the p. Amp h. Crossing they found the track blocked by a Long Coal train. The Crew was the weather Man has been backing up the groundhog in Fine shape. This is the time of the year when people an liable to fire up too Strong in their Homes and cause conflagrations. More tire it in the Winter Are due engaged in switching cars in to the to Over heated Fiu it than any other Reading Iron works. They took their cause. Own Good time for it and simply in the next chief Burgess of mount nored the people waiting. For one half Cune 1 Borough will receive a salary an hour they blocked the crossing of �650 por year an ordinance fixing they refused to Cut the train although the salary at this figure All that the repeatedly asked to do so by several act of Assembly allows for a Borough 1 persons very anxious to Cross of its population having it Een Biassed. The above forms an instance in a a Tremy. Situation exists in Union which a forbearance ceases to be a Vir Albert smothers of Liberty township was committed to the county prison yesterday to await a hearing before Justice of the peace Oglesby on the charge of malicious mischief. Smet Here who is a single Man about 28 or 30 years of age was arrested yesterday by Constable Mcclellan Diehl of Washingto Vilie on a warrant sworn out by George k. Heddens. The specific offence that smothers has to answer for is the kicking Over of a lamp in Heddens Hall. Wash in Touvi lie on february 2nd. On that night there was to be a dance in the Hall which is in the second Story of or. Heddens building immediately above the store. It is alleged that smothers was seeing How High he could kick when he struck the Lam and caused it to fall to the floor. It broke to pieces and the Oil which ran out Over the floor took fire. Smothers it seems himself picked up the fragments of the burning lamp and threw them out of the window after which he assisted to extinguish the Blaze. Prompt action succeeded in preventing a fire. The complainant in the Case with necessary witnesses will drive Down to Danville this morning when the Quot hearing will take place before Justice Oglesby at 9 o clock. Class Day exercises township Snyder county. There Are no candidate and the offices have to get hogging for men. So re tar Bonaparte has stopped the hazing trials at the Academy at Annapolis and thus Perli aps saved the in Htit Tiou from depopulation. Practically All the midshipman indulged in the hazing it seems. men in each county to represent and advertise hardware department put out samples of our goods Etc. Travelling position or office manager. Salary �90.00 per month Cash weekly with All expenses paid in Advance. We furnish everything. The Columbia House Chicago 111. Dept. 610, 234 5th ave. Cumberland county auditors hint at irregularity in the fact that one Justice and one or two constables live tue. The limit of time for which a crossing May be blocked was Long surpassed the number of people Forrea to wait in the Chilly Winter atmosphere constantly increased As the weary half hour dragged along. It was not one person but Many who was delayed and put to inconvenience. The fact occurs to one How easily one of those held up for half an hour might have been a physician responding Toan urgent Call and where every moment lost lessened the Chance of saving a human life. On the South Side conditions Are not much better the Pennsylvania Railroad Crews have but Little regard for the travelling Public and it is no unusual tiling for the important crossing there to be blocked for fifteen minutes at a time. Some Crews in taking water Are considerate enough to detach county Tolian All other officials in the county. Tin St. Louis police have been or a exod to arrest every Man who swears on the Street. If the Danville police were to do that they a never get anything else done. Every untaxed dog in this City should be sent to the canine cemetery. Even if the fore part of the Winter did to february at Lea to is endeavouring to hold on to a an a 1-fashioned�?� reputation. It is hoped sincerely and almost universally Liat Nick Long Worth will fully recover in time to prevent a postponement of the wedding. The Public Annot stand this Strain much longer wanted Bright honest Young Man from Danville to prepare for paying position in government mail service. Box one. Cedar rapids Iowa. Deacon Rockefeller s contempt for Missouri is Only equalled by his Cou tempt for Kansas. To in itself is a a Dougli to make m and Kansas Burn their old Bor a r a a Hatchet. More a a discharge cases thrown Litho the locomotive leaving the bulk of the train standing below the crossing while the locomotive runs up to the tank. Others and it a question whether these do not form the majority Are unwilling to do so much for the Public Ami simply pull their train up Over the crossing where it is permitted to Stan i. At this crossing especially it is very much feared that an Accident will occur among men and boys who become weary of waiting and attempt to climb Over the cars. Funeral of James a. Jones. James a. Jones whose tragic death was noted in these columns yesterday will he buried on saturday. The funeral will take place at 2 p. M. From the late residence East front Street proceeding to the first Baptist Church where services will he held. Interment will is1 made in Fairview be ineter. While Many of the members of the legislator Val 1 climb a tree if they were to ene Jui it or a Chii Mink in the Woods All of them Are anxious t it go Baer Hunting baling powder absolutely pure a grape Cream of tartar baking powder to makes the most delicious and healthful hot breads biscuit and cake free from Alum Lime or phosphatic acid a a a a a a a a a a or. Bakir. Powders Are rim fool under and Cir baking powders considered a is prohibited. In mar Alum Dang to it eld. Hai or i Alii u a a act found to 2 a when not branded a . Do not use them for in stances so detrimental Are Alum that in most foreign countries their stat in this country the Law Coin Rand cd to show that they contain a strict of c Columbia Congress v it i that contains Alum. S id to Consumers at from 10 a cents or 25 cents a Pound aurally be distinguished by their purchased Furnace stack. F. Q. Hartman has purchased the material consisting mostly of Brick and mortar that composed the stack of the Bessemer blast Furnace which was overthrown with such spectacular effect the week before last. Or. Hartman will use the material in filling up Between his silk Mills and the River Bauk. The Furnace stack contains several thousand tons of material but it will All be needed along with a great Deal of additional matter before All the space at the rear of the Mills is graded Over and the River Hank is repaired Aad protected to meet or. Hartman a idea. The heavy blasting heard at the Furnace site during the la let couple of Days shows that work is being pushed steadily along. Dynamite in being employed to break up some of tie very heavy steam and blast pipe that it to 11 remains at the Plant. It will be some Days before they will be ready to throw the tall smoke stack or to demolish the engine House that still shelters the big upright engine which is considered in too Good a condition to be reduced to scrap. Should the engine not find a purchaser by tie time the dismantling is completed a temporary Structure will be built Over it in order to afford shelter until it is finally disposed of. Banquet at City hotel. The Brick layers and masons us Quot Ion no. 81, of Danville held it it annual banquet at the City hotel last evening and the occasion proved to be most enjoyable. The members of the Danville Union and their guests were seated at the bountifully Laden banquet Board at 8 of clock. After the menu had received the attention of the Banque ters speech making and a general social Good time was made the order of the evening. Those present at the banquet were l. Mcclow president Ltd of the state Board George Beyers president Joseph d. Halm vice president Clark Sci Mach Secretary John Albeck treasurer Nathaniel Everhart Deputy Harrison Shutt s. Of a. John de Lauty alternate William f. Moyer financial Secretary Lamar Hahn Frank Ryan John Ickes Peter Kelly Jonathan Rudy masters Arthur Beyers and John Mcclow. There were also present As visitors Benjamin Wise of Berwick h. Reinard and F. Keller of Booras Burg. The so Boot Board held a lengthy session monday the proceedings being of More than usual interest. A Good Deal of time was occupied by the reports of messes. Fischer and Orth delegates who represented the school Hoard at the convention of the state school directors held at Harrisburg last week. The delegates had Only Praise for the state convention and of the Fine opportunities it presented for gaining information on matters pertaining to education and on what is being done for the schools throughout the state. Overflowing with enthusiasm themselves they had no trouble in enthusing the whole Board. Especial Inte est seemed to attach to governor Pennypacker a address. The chief executive complimented the delegates and he requested that his commendation be reported to their respective school boards for their Zeal and interest in matters pertaining to the schools. He commended the directors especially for their unyielding attitude toward compulsory vaccination. He stated that at the next session of the legislature the Law would in All probability be amended so As to impose a penalty for non vaccination. Each of the speakers were in turn taken up by the two delegates and what was new and practical in the addresses was carefully presented to the Board. At the conclusion a vote of thanks was tendered to the delegates for their full and Able report. Harry Schoch and George Jacobs representing tie graduating class of the High school appeared before the meeting relative to the proposed departure at commencement Inu Gurat ing a class Day and a class play As proposed to the school Board by a Committer at the previous meeting. The committee last night reported that after discussing the matter with the faculty of the High school the class had decided to abandon All idea of a class play but would ask for the privilege of holding a class Day by which it was understood Flint a portion of tie exercises that belong to commencement proper would be held in the afternoon and that the commencement exercises follow the same evening. The latter which under the old order were very Long and tiresome will be miss Jennie Dyer of South Danville spent sunday wit i friends in Cata we Issa. Arthur Gearhart of Williamsport spent sunday at the Gearhart Homestead ferry Street. Henry Prentiss of Sunbury spent sunday at the Home of his parents or. And mrs. Charles Prentiss Railroad Street. Charles Horton of Philadelphia spent sunday with friends in this City. Mrs. C. A. Stickle who has been spending the past three months with i friends and relatives in Allentown a dreading returned to her Home in this i City saturday. Mrs. W. H. Gold and children Helen and Clarence of Watsontown spent sunday at the Home of mrs. Thomas Mcmahan Spruce Street. Mrs. E. M. Britou and mrs. S. A. Mccoy left for a few Days visit in Philadelphia. Jacob Martz of Wash in Touvi lie made a business trip to this City yesterday. J. N. Diehl of Northumberland was a business visitor in this City yester Day. Miss Rachel Mettler a student at Dickinson Seminary Williamsport spent sunday with her parents or. And mrs. William Mettler. Mrs. Amos Vastino left yesterday for a visit with friends in Lewisburg. H. T. Hecht transacted business in Harrisburg yesterday. E. W. Peters was a Northumberland visitor last evening. James Halfpenny of Lewisburg was a visitor in this City yesterday. Bernard Duffy of Ashland former sheriff of Schuylkill county called on friends in this City yesterday. J. R. Smith of Milton transacted business in this City yesterday. Ferry Cable taken Down. The Long wire Cable stretching across the River was taken Down tuesday afternoon and a tall pole reaching skyward on each Side of the wide Channel is now All that remains of the free ferry which for nearly two years was shortened i such an important Factor at Danville. A pleasant party. One of the largest and most pleasant social dances of the season was held at the Hoine of or. And mrs. John Kitch end at Black run tuesday evening. Among those present were or. And mrs. Boyd Christian Mabel Christian Fannie Christian. Or. And mrs. Grier Derr or. And mrs. George Wampole Jay Derr Lillian Derr or. And mrs. John Tanner or. And mrs. Hiram e. Cromley or. And mrs. Sherman sees Frank Tanner Annie Tanner Margaret Christian or. And mrs. Clell Whitenight Mary White night Wilson ande Bessie ande Arthur Whitenight Sadie Christian Edna ande Earle Whitenight Myron Whitenight John Christian Ray Winters teen Carrie flick Elwood Cross lev or. And mrs. Amos Heller Horace Geiser Raymond Hower Mahala Heller Blaine Hartman William Hower Decker Hower or. And mrs. Thornton Watts Hiram Crouse. Mary Mel lick Stella Welsh Fannie Kline Merlin Reichard Luther Whitenight Jacob Umstead David Tanner Albert Tanner or. And mrs. A liar Les White Edith orman Laura orman rav Shaffer Harry orman. Luella Mchenry. To publish delinquent taxable. Mrs. Mary hag eunuch tax collector of Shenandoah will have the list of delinquent taxable ready for next thursday evenings meeting of town Council and it is proposed to have it published. Consequently there is a Rush of delinquents to the tax office in a desire to keep their names from being printed in cold Type. Down to an hour or so and will include Little More than the Salut Atory valedictory graduating oration with appropriate music. The class Day exercises during the afternoon will make it possible to extend the entire program a great Deal obliging All tie graduates to participate in the exercises. On motion of or. Pursel it was ordered that the request of the graduating class As to a class Day to granted. On motion it was also decided that the High school committee of the school Board act in conjunction with the graduating class to select and secure a suitable place for holding class Day and commencement exercises. The truant officer presented his report for the month just ended which showed that 215 pupils were detained at Home by illness. There were ten truants a twelve were kept out of school for want of suitable clothing. Fifteen notices were sent out. The following members were present Adams Orth Pursel Haring Vonblohn Werkheiser Fischer Trum Bower Grone Burns and Heiss. Treasurer Schram presented a report of finances to Date which showed a balance on hand of �8515.26. The following Bills were approved for payment gun amp company�3.12 Montour county Democrat. 4.00 a it it Bert it e Miller .5.25 William Miller. 3.75 Standard elec. Light co 1.40 William Aten. 1.80 John Hixson. 7.09 j. W. Loro. 3 10 h. R. Moore. 3 72 Jacob Fischer 6 90 w. H. Orth. 3 65 Bover Brothers. C 2.00 Danville boy in Canada. W. E. Lunger has received a letter from his son Howard who is located at Montreal As draughtsman for the Canadian car company. Howard who was with the american car and foundry company at Berwick for about two years entered upon his position at Montreal on december 1st. He is much pleased with his new position and sees in it Fine opportunities for gaining experience and for rapid advancement. He is in the Best of health and spirits. The Winter sports for which Montreal is famous Appeal to him very strongly especially the exercise on Snow shoes with which he already has become More or less sex i it Ert. Mercury to writes frequently drops to 20 degrees below Zero. The Only Cooks that ily nowadays Are trios de to it. Day with a Fain a that an Marri pet dog in a runaway. The horse attached to a. M. Peters delivery Wagon took fright at a passing Sleigh on West Mahoning Street yesterday Forenoon and indulged in a slight runaway. He was caught near Groves office. East Mahoning Street. There was no damage done. The Black pet dog of or. Peters was in the Wagon when the horse started and lie took in the whole trip evidently enjoying the ride. As the drive less wat of dashed lip Mahoning Street the dog had All he could do to balance himself and maintain his position on the seat where he was accustomed to sit with the Driver. The spectacle amused a Good Many people. The big ferry boat having served its Brief Dav was sold Aud torn to pieces last summer. The heavy Cable which like the boat was new when installed represents considerable value Aud the county commissioners Hope to dispose of it to some advantage. Stretching the Cable when the ferry was installed was found to be a very strenuous task. The big wire rope dropped into the River where in the Strong current it became almost unmanageable. Remembering their experiences the commissioners decided that the proper time to take the Cable Down would lie when the River was covered with ice so that the current would not be a Factor to reckon with. As the ice was increasing daily the commissioners had intended to postpone taking Down the Cable for a few Days longer but the warm weather tuesday suggested that a break up might not be far Distant Aud they somewhat hurriedly decided to tackle the Job at once. The ice was found to be eight inches thick on the River Strong enough to Bear half a dozen cables an 1 a Small army of men. The work was very easily accomplished. The big Cable which by the Way weighs 2400 pounds a was released from the top of the High poles Aud permitted to drop upon the ice. The end on the Danville Side was secured to the Large reel on which the Cable was shipped Here nearly two years ago it was Cut entirely Loose on the Softli Danville Side and drawn Over the ice by Means of the reel which was operated by several men. It was nearly dark however before the Cable was All wound up. When this was accomplished the work was abandoned for the night. Sleigh ing party. A Jolly Sleigh aug party from Elys Borg enlivened the Home of or. Aud mrs. A. J. Still Corner of water Aud Cedar streets tuesday evening. Tin neighbourhood was apprised of the arrival of the party by noisy demonstrations As they passed up front Street. After a pleasant social time and the serving of refreshments they began to think of leaving As Midnight approached. Finally by the combined efforts of All the Young men the party was successful in locating the Hostler who Imd charge of their team Aud soon with jingling Bells Aud tooting horns the Happy party Spe 1 away. Those present were misses Jennie and Grace Miller Hattie Aud Dora planer Ada Pensyl Della Teitsworth Mabel Christian messes. Howard e. Vought Howard Mcwilliams John and Marshall fall ringer Calvin Christian Addison Rodarmel and Jesse Teitsworth of Elysburg Roy Shultz miss Julia Russell Aud mrs. N. M. Keim of Danville. Remarkable record. A woman sixty years of age who has never been a mile away from her Home has been found near Iola. Mrs. Fenste Nacher although enjoying the la St of health has never been at Millville four Miles from her Home or even in Iola which is but a mile from her birth place. She Lias never seen n a had ploughed met death at pistols Point a tragic end came to a human life in Danville tuesday when James a. Jones familiarly known to Many people As a a Corky was shot to de Atli by Peter Dietrich at hotel Dietrich on upper Mulberry Street. The horrible Rumor began to be circulated about 12 of clock that a Man had been shot at hotel Dietrich. The physicians and police hurrying to the scene of the tragedy confirmed the report and the few people who were awake at the time were horrified to learn that the worst features of the Story were Only too True Bot i Peter Dietrich and James Jones Are men very Well known in this City the former for Many years having been a hotel proprietor Here and the latter a Heater at the structural tubing works. Two others beside Dietrich and Jones were in the bar room of the hotel when the tragedy occurred Andrew Rogers and John Woll and it was to the former s Story that the coroners jury listened when it was later assembled about the dead Many a body. Justice of the peace w. V. Oglesby empanelled the following jury at hotel Dietrich ones night John Doster Calvin Mincemoyer John Russell t. R. Angle Lewis Byerly and w. A Young. A verdict was not rendered however As it was thought necessary to hear More Complete testimony Aud also to hear the result of the autopsy. Andrew Rogers who was present when the shooting occurred was sworn before the jury and told of the affair As he saw it. He said that there was no ill feeling existing Between the two men that would have led to any rash act. The conversation had drifted unto the subject of Dietrich having at one time been in the Western part of the country claimed to be an expert with the revolver. Jones ban ter ugly told him that he did t think that he could shoot. Dietrich All the while was playing with a revolver and now stood against the bar holding the weapon in the Crook of Iii Arm while Jones was across the room half reclining on a Bench. Of a sudden the Sharp report of the pistol rang out and As the men startled leaped Back Dietrich quietly remarked a never mind i did no to shoot him. Woll however walked Over to Jones Aud seeing the blood oozing from a wound under his Eye told Dietrich that the Man was shot. Dietrich then walked Over to the Bench and saw that Jones who All the time had not moved or uttered a sound was bleeding and was unconscious. Woll and Rogers were at once dispatched for a doctor and or. Paules was the first to arrive on the scene. He found Jones to be quite dead. Chief of police Mincemoyer also testified before the coroners jury. He said that when he went into the hotel he met Dietrich coming Down stairs he at once gave himself no also surrendering a 32 calibre 5 shot revolver that had two empty and three loaded Chambers. Chief Mincemoyer took Dietrich into custody Aud lodged him in prison. James a. Jones was 44 years of age. He is survived by his wife three sous James David Aud Kimmer two Brothers John Aud Thomas Bot i employed it the structural tubing works two Sisters mrs. Jennie Hughes of Potts Villo and mrs. Mary Bevan of new cast be. Ness of the shooting beside Andrew Rogers was then called he said that he and Jones had come to hotel Dietrich together and that after a while the talk drifted to shooting. The witness stated that Jones had a a dared Dietrich to shoot and that the report of tiie pistol had followed closely upon the dare. Woll however did not see Dietrich fire the shot. Chief of police Mincemoyer told the jury of his going to hotel Dietrich after the shooting Aud of his taking Dietrich into custody. He said that when Dietr Icli surrendered himself it was with the words a i shot the Man but i did it in self defense. A a upon question however both Woll and Rogers stated that neither had Jones a weapon about him nor had lie made a threatening move of any kind. The jury after deliberation rendered the following verdict a an inquisition taken at hotel Dietr Icli on upper Mulberry Street in the fourth Ward of the Borough of Danville county aforesaid on the fourteenth Day of february a. D. 1906, upon View of the body of James a. Jones then and there lying dead before William v. Oglesby a Justice of the peace in and for said county there being no lawfully appointed Coroner for said county upon the solemn oaths Renji actively of John l. Russell William e. Young John g. Voris w. Dos i Holloway John Doster and Theodore Angle six Good and lawful men of the county aforesaid charged to inquire Oil the part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania when where and by what Means the said James a. Jones came to his death who upon their respective oaths do say that it appears from the View of the body Aud from the evidence produced before them that the said James a. Jones came to his death on the thirteenth Day of february a. D. 1906, at the said hotel Dietrich on upper Mulberry Street in the fourth Ward of the Borough of Danville county of Montour Aud state of Pennsylvania As the result of a wound inflicted by a Bullet discharged from a revolver in the hands of one Peter Dietrich proprietor of the said hotel. A in witness whereof As Well the said acting Coroner As the said jurors have to this inquisition set their hands and seals on the Day and the year first above mentioned. A Job printing the offic of the american by no Fum shed with a Large assortment of j it a letter and fancy Typ and Job material one a by the publish r announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner. Job printing fail kinds and description boiler Verdi t of coroners jury. The tragedy that occurred at hotel Dietr Icli tuesday in which James a Jones was shot to death caused a re Nirk Ablo furore of excitement about town yesterday Aud the shooting and the possible outcome of the situation was almost the Oue topic of discussion. Peter Dietrich in the Montour county prison is bearing up As Well As can be expected under the terrible Strain. Early yesterday morning after he had been incarcerated his nervous condition was last evening he had quieted Down considerable Aud was resting much easier. The coroners jury held an adjourned session at 3 of clock yesterday after upon at the office of w. V. Oglesby esq., whore Complete testimony Aud the result of the doctors autopsy was held. The facts As related in the news yesterday were substantiated but in addition the testimony taken yesterday afternoon brought out several Gnu Vicant facts. The first witness called was Andrew Rogers who had testified before the jury at its first mooting. He told the Story of the shooting As on the previous occasion. Or. Paules and i Patten were then called and gave the result of the autopsy that they had performed in the morning. It was their it Pipiou that death had been caused instantaneously by the Bullet which entering a half Inch below the left Eye course through the party near Washingtonville. Or. Aud mrs. John Robbins delightfully entertained a Surprise party at their Home near Washingtonville saturday evening in Honor of their daughter miss Margaret a birthday. The evening was spent very pleasantly with social Chat music on the graph phone cards Aud other games. Refreshments were served after which All left for their Homes wishing miss Margaret Many returns of the Day. Those present were or. Aud mrs. Will Corneli son miss Myrtle Aud master Nelson cruel Sou or. And mrs. Ben Ware misses Stella Aud Minnie Ware or. And mrs. Frank Miller misses Kathryn Edith and Thelma Miller or. Aud mrs. Ray Golder Elmer Golder misses Olive Annie and Mande Golder or. Aud mrs. Will roat or. Aud mrs. Will Ste Tumau messes. J. A. Smi Tilers Jolt fruit Raymond Aud Sidney Bogart Israel Aud Clarence hag eunuch Jolt Hendricks Freeman Aud Martin Robbins misses Kate Mainzer Flora and Nancv fruit Mary Springer Wiida Pau Lebaker Flora Lizzie and Mary Robbins of Danville F. D. No. I or. Aud mrs. Clarence Robbins miss Gertrude Robb ins of Milton or. Nor Mau Catawissa miss Emily Lewis messes. Spencer Arter and Purdy Arter of Dauville messes. Clarence Seidel Elwood Deitrich and a Aiah Gresh of Washingtonville misses Mary Aud Verna Zartman of b la Meyer spark. Valuable photographs. A series of very interesting pictures May be seen at a. Ii. Grones Book store showing the old Bessemer blast Furnace in its partly dismantled state one of the most interesting being a snap shot taken just As the big Furnace stack and elevator Shaft were in the process of falling. In the photograph tiie ponderous mass hangs suspended in the air at an Angle of probably forty five degrees. The views artistically Are quite up to the Standard and show that or. Poulterer the gentleman in charge is quite As much at Home with the camera As lie is directing the wrecking of obsolete industries. The photography should be prize very highly As they will serve to keep in mind an important Industrial establishment whose Walls were familiar to a whole generation of on inhabitants but which after a few More blasts of dynamite have done their work will be wholly a thing of the past and the spot where they stood will be a part of the common. The Reading Iron works this City shortly before 2 of clock saturday morn ing wis the scene of a most unusual Accident. In which a Workman narrowly escaped being killed Aud which came near causing a panic among the workmen. The trouble was caused by the explosion of a cinder tap or to be More explicit the slag which had drained out of a heating Furnace. The Accident took place at no. 9 heating Furnace in r in bar Mill. The usual lot of slag Luid accumulated outside just below the door of the Furnace Aud was in process of Cooling when one of the workmen a Polander came along for the purpose of removing it. Before the cinder can he hauled away it has to be broken up into Small pieces. The cinder in front of no. 9 Furnace was still a Little too warm for breaking Aud in order to hurry along the process of Cooling the Molauder took up the Hose and began to Sprinkle water upon it. All of a sudden there was an explosion that Shook the Mill the Polander was hurled some fifteen feet while the hot cider in chunks As Large As a Many a head was scattered in every direction several Large pieces flying up to the roof. The report was deafening. The impression All through the Plant was that a boiler had exploded Aud the workmen involuntarily dropped their tools Aud were on the Point of scat nose aug out of the Mill when the True nature of the Accident became known. It was Only a moment until several employees reached the spot and picked up the Molauder. It was found that he was not injured beyond a few scratches upon the face. The Shock however was terrible an j the poor fellow seemed to think he was fatally Hurt. He was no sooner assisted tohi9 feet than lie fainted. He was later assisted to his Home on Sycamore Street. The explosion it is thought was caused by the water working its Way under the tap Aud coming in Contact with some of the molten slag. No one about the Mill could think of a explosion just like it none so violent in which the whole mass of cinder was scattered broadcast. It was merely a coincidence that the spot where the cinder exploded was practically deserted at the time otherwise no doubt a number of workmen would have been injured. A a aunty Ritter passes away. Mrs. Christine Ritter widely known about town As a a aunty Ritter one of the very oldest residents of Danville departed this life at 7 30 of clock sunday Ino Ruig. Had she survived until May 15th she would have been 91 years of age. The deceased was the widow of Ben Jamie Ritter who has been dead very Many years. She was born in Berks county but when 8 years of age her parents removed to Lewisburg later taking up their residence in Snyder county. A aunty Ritter was a comparatively Young woman when the family removed to Dauville Aud it was Here that the greater part of her Long life was spent. Probably no Oue was better known in Danville Aud Vicinity or More kindly remembered. She was a nurse and for forty years she followed that vocation being employed by the leading families Ltd of this City. She was recognized As an experienced and skillful nurse and the Success of her labors constitute a record to be proud of. Her judicious and gentle ministrations made Many a bed of suffering easier in her capacity As nurse she came in Contact with people in a Way that was sure to establish a Bond of sympathy Aud feeling out of which grew the general rest sect Aud affection for the venerable woman that was shown on every Side and which helped to make the declining years of her life contented and Happy. De Atli was clearly due to the infirmities of old age. Although in bed since january 2nd she did not suffer any pain and death came at last like a peaceful sleep. The deceased was the last of ten children. She is survived by one daughter mrs. Mary a. Munson. East Market Street at whose Home death occurred. Trolley car or a Railroad train although a Railroad runs within three Miles of her Home. Brain Ami lodged in the Bones of the Skull. K John Woll the Only other Eye wit county gets Fortune. There has been lifted in Schuylkill county 1,135 liquor licenses. This record is several More than last year. There Are still a half dozen in the hands of the court to be finally passed upon. The receipts from these licenses thus far aggregate More than �209,000. The Law and order crusade against violators of the License Law closed Upa number of stands but tie renewal of licenses to places refused last year and those granted to new stands outnumber them. A a aunty Ritter was consigned to the grave in old Fellows cemetery tuesday. The funeral took place from the of mrs. Muu Sou daughter of the deceased East Market Street at two of clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Edward Haughton Rector of Christ episcopal Church. The pall bearers were t. J. Price Sam a. Mccoy w. V. Oglesby Aud Frank g. Schoch. The funeral was private. The flow Eis were very Beautiful comprising tributes from a Large number of Well known people am it us whom might be mentioned James Scarlet t. J. Price m. G. Youngman Robert y. Gearhart or. Juo. Sweisfort and William Russell. A sheaf of wheat from mrs. Maria Rhodes formed a Beautiful Aud very appropriate offering. The funeral throughout was impressive and abounded in tributes of respect As became the last sad rights Over Oue whose life had been so Long Aud who had done so much for others. They do say the new voting machines vote like a individual. But then we have always had a lot of individuals that vote like machines. Bad fall. John Miller the Well known junk dealer took a bad Tumble while walking on the sidewalk near his Home on East Mahoning Street yesterday morning. He trod upon some ice which caused him to slip. Or. Miller is a heavy weight Aud he come Down with great Force striking the Back of his head on the bricks. The Man Escaje Ted broken Bones but sustained a terrible Shock which kept him confined to the House yesterday. Or. Winter Stoer administered

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