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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - February 20, 1908, Danville, PennsylvaniaDanville pay thursday. February 20, 1908 vol. 54�?no. 8 established in 1855 or. Irving h. Jennings dkn718t. Office flours a. M. To 12 m 104 Mill St., 1 p. M. To 4 p. M. Danville a. Shultz Al. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach and intestines a special items condensed. Fred Hoffman of Park place Schuylkill county on saturday tried to Board a Lehigh Valley freight train at Delano hut was thrown upon his head against the rails. His Skul was fractured Audi he died in a Short time. Miss Mary Ryan a trained nurse residing in Philadelphia went to Athens Bradford county on saturday to wait on her sick Mother hut just As the train approached the station she died suddenly of heart failure. Michael Bricker of York a Veteran of the civil War who. Had been an invalid for two years suffering from diseases contracted during the War died on wednesday and on saturday the news came along that he had been granted a pension of $20 per month. William Brown of Philadelphia aged 1� years while changing his Lothing on saturday placed a Collar Button in his Mouth and while sneezing the Button lodged in his Windpipe. He died before the arrival of a physician. Clarence Allen of Reading aged 16 years while at play fell through a Hole in a Bridge near Eckerty a Furnace Landing on a pile of cinders ninety feet below. His Skull was fractured hut he May recover. Among the items of receipts in the last report of the state sinking fund commission is one of $840.10 As fines for Sabbath breaking imposed under the act of 1739 they covered various offences from Auto Riding to Selling goods. Five Hundred quarts of Nitro Glyco Cerine exploded Early on Friday morning destroying the Plant of the Dupont powder company at Lewis run Moreau county. No one was in the Plant at the time. Windows were broken in houses four Miles away. Philadelphian propose celebrating the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the City during the week of october 4 to be known As founders week and mayor Reyburn has just appointed a committee of 250 representative men from various walks in life to make arrangements for the Celebration. Tie epidemic of measles which started in Pittsburg in december is still in Progress and one thousand cases developed during the first fifteen Days in february. The York merchants association on saturday decided that there Are too Many holidays and will not observe Washington a birthday. R. R. Caldwell an aged Oil producer of Bradford was struck by a locomotive on saturday while standing on the tracks of the Erie Railroad watching the flood and died several hours afterwards at the Bradford Hospital. Owing to the High water in the Allegheny River at Pittsburg the second presbyterian congregation of which Rev i r. S. Edward Young is pastor was flooded out on sunday evening and services were held in tire Alvin theatre. Sportsmen interested Northumberland county sportsmen Are being asked for their signatures to a petition which is to he submitted to the next legislature regulating and codifying the state Gaunio Laws. The petition has already Over 9 700 names it having been circulated in several Courti in nor tar ii Berland there will but a 000 More n it had the Folt Wii g legislation is recommended by the Perit Iofi to the open season for killing Rabbit squirrels pheasants. Quail Ami Wood ook ii in Noveh. 1st to a re Ember 1st to pro Hibit the digging out of rabbits from noles in in ground Stone fences and a too v ills to prohibit the Hunting Ami killing by All persons Nutil they shall have paid an annual Tux of one Dollar for a License for that purpose to be issued by the county treasurer this Money to be used for restocking game preserves no Mao to in prevented from Hunting on Hig own premises without such License during the open season. The petition will be extensively circulated through the county. The legislature will in All probability pass these Amend men to because the sentiment will he overwhelming among sportsmen from All parts of the state toward the above changes in the game Laws. 01a Mot e the raging Waters that accompany the annual break up Aro Apt to cause Many thrilling experiences among people even if they do not result in loss of life. It is Seldom however that they Lead to a More daring adventure than took place on saturday the hero of which was g. M. Dyer the Well know Dairyman of Valley township. A a during the Forenoon while or. Dyer was serving his patrons in town Mahoning Creek attained a height of some six feet on the Wagon Road at mans Dale which made it unsafe to attempt to Cross. Many of the Farmers who had driven into town during the morning in returning Home took the Road leading Over Bald top. Or. Dyer however decided to try the Cycle path. The latter As its name implies is Only a a a path and was never designed to accommodate wagons. At most seasons however it is possible to drive along the Cycle path although at a couple of Points where the Hank is High and precipitous it requires the utmost care. On saturday how6ver.Snow and ice had to he reckoned with. Or. Dyer took every precaution possible and thought he could avoid mishap. He was accompanied by a boy named John Phile who led the horse while or Dyer himself held on the rear end of the Wagon whenever any of the narrow places were passed. Finally the most dangerous Point of All was reached. This is located somewhere near half Way Between Danville and Mausdale where the Hank is some seventy feet High and is so Steep that it is impossible for a Man to climb up or Down without clinging to the Bushes for support. At the foot of the embankment flows Mahoning Creek which saturday was in a boiling raging torrent. The Darrow Road Here was covered wit i a bed of Snow and ice. While the boy led the horse Over the treacherous spot or. Dyer foil Wing behind endeavoured to prevent the wheels from sliding. He was unable to hold the Wagon however and Down it went Over the High Aud Proi Pitour Bank. The horse endeavoured to keep his foothold but it was Only for a moment the heavy milk Wagon As it rolled Down Over the embankment dragged the horse along. The spectacle was a thrilling one As the horse and Wagon rolling Over and Over went Down to the raging torrent at one time in the seventy foot fall the horse was under the vehicle. Reaching the Bottom the Wagon rear end downward lodged against a Lar e tree around which the Edge of the swollen Waters had risen. The momentum however swung the horse around Aud he fell plump into the Creek with his head toward Danville. Unable to dislodge the Wagon Aud held fast by the harness the horse was in danger of drown org in the deep water when or. Dyer regardless of his own peril dashed Down the Steep Mountain Side Aud plunged into the Stream for the purpose of cutting the harness. Some idea of the Man s peril As Well As his Pluck May be derived when it is explained that the water was up to his Chin and that he not Only succeeded in maintaining a foothold hut also in actually cutting harness and in liberating the horse. The intelligent animal when he realized that lie was free mad no at tempt to climb the precis it of Bank Down which to had so unceremoniously descended but added another chapter to the thrilling occurrence by plunging into the deepest part of the Stream and attempting to swim to the opposite Shore. There were big cakes of ice to take into account As Well As a current that swept t he horse Down Stream but he held on bravely Aud at inst struck Bottom on the opposite Side and waded out on Shore. Soon after the horse was caught in the a a Meadows and brought Back to town where oddly Enos ii it was found that to had practically escaped All injury. It was decided saturday to make no attempt to remove the milk Wagon until the Creek Falls to a Normal level when the Veli Iole will to pulled across into the Meadow. The vehicle is but Little the worse for the Accident All the Glass is broken and one or two other parts Are that is All. The milk Wagon was new. Funeral of mrs. Maurer. Mrs. Sarah s. Munger whose death occurred sunday night was consigned to the grave at Oak Grove yesterday. Services were held it the residence of w. H. Manger son of the deceased West Mahoning 10 30 of clock Rev. M. K. Foster pastor of St. Paul a m. E. Church officiating. The funeral proceeded to Oak Grove where fur thei services were held in the Church and interment was made. The pal hearers were will g. Brown. C. O Long. John Hunt and f. M. Get Walds. Off i i the general break up which seemed imminent since last thursday occurred on saturday. Asa result of heavy radius Aud High temperature with consequent melting of Snow the Small streams Wero transformed into veritable torrents. The ice left the River saturday on a nine foot flood. Blizzard s run had not been so High Bince 1904 and the usual flood conditions prevailed about the d. L. Amp w. Station. The railway track was under three feet of water Aud thera Wei eur trains Between the 10 19 a. M. Train East Ami the 4 33 train West. There Wero fifteen inches of water in the station. The flood in that Section of town reached its maximum height a ont 1 p. M. When the entire d. L. Amp w. Track was submerged Between Church Street and Wall Street. Familiar lines were obliterated. The canal blizzards run and the Stream that flows Down from the Chamberlin farm wore All swollen up Aud the flood which like a immense Lake Lay on each Side of the Railroad from above the stove works to the Quot a. L. Amp w. Station. At the stove works the water entered the warehouse hot by dint of Good management Anil hard work the goods were All gotten out of the Way in time. It is fortunate that the water did not enter the foundry As no amount of precaution there can protect the a floors. Which Are invariably ruined by High water. Neither was and damage done at the d. L. Amp w. Station although the office the waiting rooms the warehouse Aud the Long Concrete Palt form when the water subsided were in a deplorable condition coated Over with mud nearly an eighth of an Inch deep necessitating. Ing an immediate and thorough clean Mahoning Creek was far out of its Banks. The company houses on Northumberland Aud West Centre streets were All surrounded by water. The occupants were obliged to remove their household goods and take up their abode of the second Story. At 1 p. In. The bar Mill at the Reading Iron works was obliged to sit Down by reason of the High water which tilled the wheel pit. By saturday morning the River had risen Only a few feet. It went up with a jump however during the Forenoon and by noon it stood at the 9 foot Mark. Shortly after twelve o clock the ice broke Aud moved off easily. Tie ice under the action of the warm wind Ault a the rain had melted considerably Aud seemed nowhere More than six inches thick. Tie Crew at the water works sounded the whistle which at such times is always understood to be n signal Itiat tie ice is moving. A crowd of people Wero soon seen hurrying to the Bridge anxious to witness tie break up on the River. Tie movement of ice however did not afford a spectacle that will Bear any comparison with some of the sights witnessed on the River in tie past when tie ice took its departure. Yesterday the River had attained a height of sixteen feet and Large quantities of heavy ice were coming Down from tie Northern part of the state. The merchants on Mill Street saturday morning began to prepare for the worst by removing the goods from their cellars. The water made its appearance at Only a couple of places however Aud on the whole the damage caused by High water any where in town was funeral off p. Thomas the funeral of Edward p Thomas took place yesterday afternoon Ami was largely attended. The Rev. J. W. Kirk officiated. The obsequies were in charge of t local Lodge of elks the pall bean is. Who were chosen from among the members being As follows David Evans John Curry Edward , Thomas g. Vice but Edward Elleu Hogen and Cit Arles g. Clond. After a private service at the residence of George w. Hendricks West Market Stroer the body was removed to the Mahoning presbyterian Church where tin services were open to the Public. Some thirty five members of the Lodge of elks attended the funeral in a body Aud at the grave the a Nival rites of tie order were observed during the services in tie Church the choir rendered two appropriate selections. Elected pastor. At a meeting of the joint consistory of the Pax i nos Augusta charge of the reformed Church held at Snydertown tuesday it was found that Rev. Richard f Gass of been unanimously elected to the pastorate of the charge. A Call Lias accordingly been extended to the Rev. Or Gass. Rev. Gass is known As an Able preacher and a tireless Church worker. The charge will no doubt Prosper under his pastorate. Joseph m. Ritter Democrat was elected overseer of the poor of the Danville and Mahoning poor District at the election tuesday winning out on a total of 637 votes As against 599 cast for James o. Rishel Republican candidate. The poor directorship was the Only office for which there was a very spirited contest. Throughout the Borough Micro was a semblance of a fight for the office of Council which created Nome interest the successful candidates for Council Are As follows first Ward John m. Marshall second Ward James m. Tones third Ward j. B. Cleaver fourth Ward James f. Connelly. Next in order Are tie school directors the successful candidates being As follows first Wacl or. I. G. Barber second . J Burns third word Jacob fist Hor fourth Ward Augustus Heiss so years nud Albert j Lloyd 1 year. For Borough auditor John l. Tones Republican won Cut receiving 482 votes As against 59ft cast for Walter s. Ditzler. Democrat and 192 votes for Over r. Shilling prohibition candidate. A glance it the vote shows that or. Shilling a fam far ahead of his ticket. In another column will he found a table giving the full vote cast. The based off very quietly indeed As relates to some of the districts it would be difficult to recall s year when Suomi a state of inaction not to say indifference seemed to prevail. Or Pupil a Light vote was polled even at Spring election. This is rendered All the More noteworthy in View of the weather which was of that delightful sort calculated to tempt people out of doors rather than to tend to keep them at Home. In some of the wards for an hour at a time during the afternoon the polls presented a deserted appearance. Voting was probably the most Active in the first Aud third wards. Generally throughout the county Little More than half a Voto was polled. Whatever May be Paul As to Tho turn out at the polls no one can Cense the voters of any servility or Lack of Independence in voting. Party lines seemed to live nothing to do in determining the result. The candidates As a role ran close. With several it seemed to be a neck to neck race and the Victory was won on the smallest possible margin in the second Ward tames m. Jones won out Over Jacob Dietz for Council by a majority of 1. In the for Ali Ward James f Connellyjr. For the same office Defeated Charles Mottern by a majority of 1. Benton b Brown running on the three tickets was elected High Constable for Tho Ward. Poor director. James c. Rishel. A. Joseph m. Ritter auditor. Jolius l. Jones a. Walter s. Ditzler Doliver r. Shilling a. High Constable. Benton b. Brown r. D. Amp p judge of election. William v. Oglesby a. Jerly i. Inspector of election. Frank a. Brownr. John g. Vast ice councilman. John m. Marshall. William j. Linker a. Richard w. Eggert a. School director e. S. Fornwald a. I. Grier Barber. A. Adou Arnm j. Still a. Constable. William e. Young r. Amp second Ward. Poor director James o. His Hel a. Joseph m. Ritter a. Auditor. John l. Jones Walter s. Ditzler a. O. R. Shilling a. High Constable. B. B. Brown r. D. Amp a. Councilman. Jamos m. Jones Jacob Dietz a. School director. William j. Burns a. Judge of election. Harry a. Slick a. Samuel w. Welliver a. Inspector of election Benjamin j. Cook a. Grant Gulick d136 189 161. 64. .58 .187. 84 continued on 4th Page. Editor american a according to the Southern press it Lias been decided by tie a daughters of the confederacy to erect a Monument in memory of Captain wire the keeper of Andersonville prison. A article in last weeks a North american Quot stated that As first planned the inscription contained the information 44that tie commander of Andersonville Hail been tried by a illegal court Aud unjustly put to when the Cha of to Foft Eravoy condescend to erect a Monument to the memory of one of the most cruel and heartless monsters of All history they not Only do injustice to every Valint Soldier North and South but they do great injustice to their sex and the cause they Are supposed to represent. Captain wire was tried by a military commission in 1865 for the murder of Federal prisoners committed to his charge at Andersonville. The writer heard tie trial throughout. The testimony by some of the survivors As to his cruelty As they related his brutality Aud Iii foul murders seemed almost incredible. One Man whom he Lund deliberately shot Down for asking him a question Aud left apparently dead was a witness against him. Wire himself looked upon this Man As one risen from the grave. Tie testimony throughout revealed a nature than which there could he none More inhuman or brutal. He was guarded to and from the prison by members of my regiment. So Strong was the sentiment against him that had it not been for his Strong military escort the people of washing Tou would Liao hanged him outline spot. When the drop fell in tie prison Yard which ended his brutal life the hundreds who Lia i climbed and Peroh fed themselves on the Trees and House tops waved their hats and shouted for Joy. It was a scene the like of which i never want to witness again but it was the brutality of tie Man if he could be called a Mam that paralysed the natural sympathy of the heart and led to the Soeny of have described. Captain wire was hanged on Friday november 10, 1865. James Foster. L another heavy snowfall yesterday brought another heavy Snow storm which blocked tie sidewalks and made travel with vehicles slow Aud laborious. Tie Snow began falling about 2 a. M. And continued without intermission until about 8 of clock yesterday afternoon. At times the flakes fell thick Aud fast and accumulated of the ground at the rate of Over two inches an hour. There was a High temperature and the Snow was soft Aud adhesive which caused it to pack tight and to cling tenaciously to Trees Telegraph Aud Telephone poles wires Aud other overhead objects. Last evening the Snow Lay about a foot thick of the ground while the Trees with their branches clothed with Snow presented n Beautiful sight. Unless colder weather ensue it is feared the Snow will speedily vanish. A few sleighs and sleds were in evidence yesterday. Only those who had urgent business however ventured out on the country roads Aud those who undertook to make a trip of any distance in carriages had a trying experience of it. Slow Progress was made while to. 1 horses Wero literally overcome with a Digne. Tie Danville Aud Bloomsburg Street railway company had its Snow plow out Early in tie Day and was Able to keep its cars running on schedule practically All Day. The car on the Danville and Sun Bury transit company a line was out of commission for a couple of hours during the afternoon. To mow plow improvised for the Road, two horses was run Over the Liue. Thus the track was put in fairly Good condition and last evening the car was running of results from injuries r William r. Lewis of Mahoning township departed this life on tuesday night is the result of injuries sustained in being kicked by a horse. The deceased was 62 years of age and is survived by Liis wife Aud several children also by his Mother mrs. Chris Tiara Lewis who resides with the family of tie deceased. The funeral will take place at 1 p. In., Friday. Interment at it. Vernon cemetery. Over 200,000 tons of ice fifteen inches in thickness were housed this Winter along the Ontelaunee in Berks county. Notwithstanding the inclement weather the local teachers Institute in the Riverside school building saturday proved quite a Success. A few teachers who were expected to participate in the program were unable to attend but their absence was More than counterbalanced by the enthusiasm of those who were present. Tie Institute took in Riverside Borough Aud Rush and Gearhart town Al Hal 8. Or addition to the Terc liars of t nest Sis tracts Fiere work present w. W. Fetzer superintendent of the Sci tools of Northumberland county Ira d. Shipman superintendent of the schools of Sudbury Aud professor l. H. Dennis supervising principal of Northumberland Borough. A number of patrons were present along with a sprinkling of pupils who took part in the exercises. The Large room occupied by tie primary department on Tho first floor was crowded. A tire committee that had the affair in hand was composed of miss Bertha surver miss Blanche Campbell and miss Nettie Gulick. Each of the papers read was followed with discussion while tie exercises were interspersed with singing Aud recitations by the pupils. The male Quartetti was present Quot Aud rendered two selections. Misses Ethel Shannon and Helen armes Sang a Duett. The morning session was Brief. A discussion on a the Best method of teaching children How to use Good English Quot was opened by miss Blanche Sechler teacher of the Kipps run school. The discussion which was generally participated in was lengthy and brought out very Many practical Points. The afternoon session. The afternoon session was opened with scripture Reading and prayer by the Rev. John Conley Grimes pastor of St. Peters m. E. Church Riverside after which the assemblage joined in singing a a Flag Salute Quot by Tho pupils of the primary department of the Riverside school taught by mrs. E. W. You Fig was a pleasant feature. Miss Elizabeth Reeder a Rush township teacher opened tie discussion on a is the vertical system of writing Superior to the spencerian system if 60, in what Way Quot miss Lyons also of the Rush township corp a read a paper on a How May teachers Best secure tie co operation of parents. A miss Becker teacher of the primary Danville opened the Dis cuss on our what Ore the first Grade teachers to do for Busy work that will not weary the Eye Quot miss Blanche Campbell teacher of the grammar Grade of the South Dau Ville school read a paper our How can history be made attractive to the child a superintendent Shipman followed with a talk our geography Quot dwelling on correlation of history and geography and adv Aucius some Good Points of the teaching of direction Aud of latitude Aud Longitude. Professor l. H. Dennis spoke our co operation of parents with teachers. Quot among the minor features was a a doll Drill Quot by the pupils of mrs. Youngs room Aud a a Billy a Blacksmith a a recitation by several Little Hoys both of which were very much enjoyed by those appeals for assistance. G. I the Montour american is informed by the president of the woman a benevolent society of Danville that there is an almost unprecedented Demaud upon the society for assistance. The appeals from the very poor for help have become so numerous and so pathetic that it Lias been decided to present the matter to the Public. As is Well known the benevolent society with the Liu ind resources at its command can do comparatively Little to meet the general demand. Not Euly Are Coal and provisions needed hut in a Large number of cases the people Are nearly destitute of clothing. It is in the latter respect that the society believes that the general Public could Render valuable Aid. The president of the society asks All those who have clothing especially underclothing to spare to kindly deliver it Over to the society promising that the members will see to it that Tho articles Are distributed where they will do the most Good. Thus Many poor people might be comfortably clothed with garments that Are not being worn and Are put to no use. The clothing contributed May be left at the residence of or. O. Shultz Bloom Street. Barney Curran a resident of Bristol backs county was struck by an express train at the Mill Street crossing on sunday night and killed. He is the third Man killed at Crossings in the town this year. Or. G. A. Stock has received a Corn Man cation from or. Samuel g. Dixon state health commissioner offering him the appointment of medical inspector of Montour county and asking him also to take charge of the tuberculosis dispensary which tie department will open in Danville. Or. E. A. Curry was previously medical inspector of Danville and he was also appointed to take charge of Ui-tub4o�jw�i dispensary. He soon discovered however that lie lacked the time necessary to give to the vast amount of detail involved in the conduct of the tuberculosis dispensary prompt Aud satisfactory attention. He therefore decided to resign both As medical inspector and As head of the tuberculosis dispensary. His Resigna a Tion was reluctantly accepted by or. Dixon who proceeded at once to make a new appointment. Or. Stock informed n representative of Titis paper yesterday that he will accept the appointment and that by next week lie expects to have the tuberculosis dispensary in operation. The relationship of tie county medical inspector to the department of health is that of a consultant to he called Pou to diagnose doubtful cases to investigate epidemics to vaccinate school children when requested by the commissioner to visit in person or appoint a Deputy to visit cases of eruptive diseases or suspicious Throat conditions when there is no physician in attendance and to order such an enforcement of any regulations of tie department of health As May be necessary to protect tie Public. When necessary he a shall appoint quarantine guards Whoso pay shall not be Over $2.00 per Day. It shall be the duty of the county medical inspector to report any negligence on the part of health officers failure of the part of the physicians to report cases of communicable diseases or neglect on tiie part of ministers nurses school teachers Aud undertakers to comply with tie rules and regulations prescribed by the department of health. The medical inspector Lias a variety of additional duties but. Those enumerated above Are probably the most important. The tuberculosis dispensary has been previously described in these columns. Besides free treatment the Necess Itous poor that May be suffering with tuberculosis Are furnished with milk Aud eggs free at the dispensary. Tie fact must be Well established however that tie patient is actually without Means and resources Aud is dependent upon outside help. In order that there May be no deception before tie applicant for Aid is admitted Blanks containing questions of the most searching nature have to be filled out and it would Only be by the grossest misrepresentation with risk of detection that a new Ortity person or a patient not actually Imi Igent could get of the list for free treatment and free for tri county convention tie members of Washington Camp no. 567, p. O. S. Of of Riverside Are Busy this week preparing for the tri county Couvert of which will be held in their Hall cd saturday Washington a birthday. The territory that will be represented by the convention is Montour Ana Columbia counties with the Small Section of Northumberland comity embraced by the Gnu Heirship of Riverside Lodge. In addition to the routine business of tie convention there will to addresses by the officers Aud delegates. Hon. W. T. Creasy is expected to to present and deliver a address. The convention will go to session at 10 a. In. Aud will lust during the Day. Of sunday morning a Sermon will be preached to the p. O. S. Of a. At St. Peters m. E. Church Riverside by Tho pastor the Rev. John Conley Grimes. The members of Camp no. 364,along with the ladies of Camp no 185, p. O. Of a., both of Danville Are expected to attend the services along with Camp no. 567 of Friendly Little sparrows three sparrows which have discovered that the water works afford a pleasant Retreat in ring Winter have apparently overcome their dread of Amman he bugs Aud have take lip their domicile in the spacious building. The Birds Fly in and ont at pleasure Aud they sing Aud chirp merrily As they dance about tie wires Aud steam pipes overhead. Heretofore the Crew entered nil their affections on a a shovel a the corpulent and phlegm a dog that poses As Mascot at the v a a r works they now show great ii a a i r in the Birds and evidently Deri a a a a Little pleasure from their in Thev allude to them As their a canaries. Quot
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