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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - February 27, 1902, Danville, PennsylvaniaA Home paper a for tie the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you advertise in the american. Subscriptions per year 1 k. Irving h. Jennings dentist. Office hours 9 a. M 11 m 10u Mill St., 1 r. M. To 1 i m. Danville. A. Iii lt�?T/., m. I it. 425 . St., Danville i a. Diseases of the stomach Ami intestines a specially 1 k. A. 1. A Cylik dentist office. 21 s St Ket. Wetli without in Aln. Crown and in re die w Ork a specially. Equipped with the latest and most improved instruments and prepared a cite the most difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds of be opposite Boston store Danville a dentistry in All its branches. Charges moderate and All work guaranteed. Established 1892 news. I o no amp a of i a n i. A a v. \ a this coi try will never he entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own vol. 47-no 9. Danville a. Thursday Elhiu airy 17. 11 02. Estah Lisiel it i 1855. Clean the gutters. Clean the pavements. Overshoot Are popular. February s last week. Telephone linemen Are Busy. Plenty of business for the Snow show is. Poor roofs Are making themselves a Arent. Basket Ball at the armory on Friday ight. Garden making has been indefinitely postponed. Mrs. Joseph Shultz is ill at her Home ii Street. Old fashioned Winters can now a go May Back and sit building of fences for the fall Cam sign in this City is now under Way. George Herb of Shamokin. Lias been Hosen by c. H. Milton it act As private Secretary and Steno Ipher during his Campaign for Congress. Tie oldest inhabitant is now racking is brain for something beat this la St Snow storm. Stainer a mass will be one of the a Dutiful selections lie rendered by in choir of Christ episcopal Church on Aster sunday. Miss Desda Campbell. Church Street installed As the new a a hello girl at in Exchange of the United Telephone id Telegraph company. Special Sale every thursday ily a bottle of Shoemaker s Rye Hiskey and a bottle of califor a wine for $1.00 Shoemakers Liq it a store. No. 7 Mahoning Street. Opera Onse Block. Calumet Lodge no. 279, i. O. O. F. Ill meet at Odd Fellows Hall thurs by afternoon at 2 of clock attend the neral of brother p. G. Angus Wright of his late residence on upper Mill Rry Street. All Odd Fellows invited. The rough weather of the past few is has put a Stop building opera a something must be wrong with Uncle i s weather Bureau. The predictions e not near As reliable As they used tothe warning of heavy rain monday As modified later by a notice of san Ine. Traffic on the Pennsylvania and read a lines is slowly resuming its Normal edition. But the effects of the storm ill be Felt for several months. On inday both systems were in a More moralize state than at any other be since the great storm of 1888. The ladies Aid society of Trinity m. Church will give their annual easter per thursday. March 27tb. Next month will lie a month filled the notable jewish religions Days. On Trch 9 and 10 will fall the Rosh Hod a adar Shenee on March 20, the fast Esther while the great feast of purim los on March 23 and 24. Purim is one the great Days in the jewish Calendar d is observed universally by the Frith v Telegram from Harrisburg dated Briary 22, says. A the selection of unit Gretna for the division encamp but of the National guard of Pennsyl Uia will be officially announced by mutant general Stewart As soon As the the of the Encampment has been fixed Jor general Miller and other general leers prefer that tin Encampment he d in july rather than in prospects Are that the time agreed on will la the second week of july. \ minstrel show will la Given at Ondike Hall. Washingtonville on sat Lay evening. Vars. Susan Young who resides near Seyton is nursing a broken Arm As result of a fall on the ice a Day or so Horning of cattle scientifically and a Cess fully done by Thomas Gething Cessor Geo b. Kase. A he East Danville schools taught by a a Maggie Madden and miss Gertrude Stone have organized an anti pro Ity society pledging themselves Tain from and Endeavor suppress evil of swearing at every opportune the girls have formed an Endeavor Ety pledging themselves do Ami All that lies in their Power prote the Good Reform. Elevator Falls forty feet bearing with it William Linker and John Foster. Angus Wright a Well known citizen passes tuesday morning. Away Ulm Luiis. Brief mention of the doings of your friends and acquaintances. William Linker shipper and John Foster assistant who fell with a loaded elevator from the third Story of the warehouse had an experience at the stove works Friday that few men Wohl covet. That they were not killed is a wonder in itself that they escaped serious injury is still More remarkable. It was about half past 2 of clock. The two men mounting the elevator went up the third Story and loaded six prize Beaver ranges. All was ready descend. The shippers climbed onto the elevator along with tin stoves. The Load was heavy tin aggregate weight of the ranges alone being 1800 pounds which allowing 350 pounds for tin men ran the weight up considerably Over a ton say nothing of the heavy elevator itself which added some four or five Hundred a minis. Just As they were about Start the heavy Cable snapped asunder and elevator. Men and stoves took a drop. A heavy crash rang through tin big warehouse and the employees ran the spot Only find the platform lying at tin Bottom of the elevator Shaft with the stoves shattered pieces or. Linker lying insensible Ami or. Foster badly dazed and unconscious 1�?T what had taken place. Or. Linker quickly revived but neither Man had any recollection of anything after dimming onto the elevator. Tin fall was one of forty feet and tin heavy elevator shot Down the Shaft like an Arrow. There were two circumstances that combined save the lives of tin shippers. Be of these was that the men were in a standing position and the Atli a that at the lower floor tin elevator was checked by the bed or socket built receive it hut which under the Force it of tin fall was torn Loose and carried Down under the platform some four feet farther and embedded in the soft Earth at the Bottom of the Shaft. Council meeting Friday night. Council held a Short session on Friday night Minnan Kempner was absent. Or. Vastine being chosen president pro Tein. Tin Only important business on hand was the appointment of a member of tin health Board represent the second Ward in place of Harry shirk who declined Apex ointment. President Kenier through Secretary Patton recommended a. H. Wood Side As member of the 1>ard of health for the second Ward. M. I. L. Sechler approved of the Choice whereupon or. Wood Side was duly appointed fill the position. Or. Brandt stated that tin new suction Hose for tin Lio rough fire engine had been examined by the fire committee and approved As satisfactory. The following members were present Vastine Dougherty Mclain. Jones m. D. L. Sechler Brandt and Gibson. Tin following Hills were approved for payment Borough Depa rom ent. Regular employes.$82.50 w. H. Ammerman. 135.00 labor and hauling. 16.18 William Sechler. 2.00 Frank Boyer. 4.75 John Patton. .85 Mineral Zed rubber co. 90.90 w Ater Depa rom ent. Regular employees. $137.00 John Patton. 2.00 h. B. Patton. 20.00 progressive euchre. Be of tin most enjoyable social events of tin season was a progressive euchre Given tuesday evening by or. And mrs. John Jacobs. Or. At their Home on West Market Street. Those present were or. And mrs. John Jacobs jr., or. And mrs. George Jacobs or. And mrs. John m. Geise or. And mrs. Edward . And mrs. Edward . Herbert Wyle mrs. Samuel Bloch mrs. Henry Lyon. Mrs. Alex. Diehl. Misses Malissa Bloom Cora Dreifuss Dora Meyers Clara Jacobs of this City and miss Mabel Edgar of Wilkes Barre messes. John Brugler and Harry diff Underfer. Basket Bali Friday night. Manager Gearhart Lias secured at additional expense tin All Star team of Philadelphia play the local team on Friday evening next. As the y. M. \ a. Concert is on the same evening in deemed it advisable have tin game immediately after tin entertainment. This team is con posed of professional players who Are playing a series of games throughout this locality and come Here from Wilkes Barre. The last of the Star course. Tin fifth and last entertainment of y. M. C. A. Star course will is Given in tin opera House next Friday evening february 28th. By tin Central grand concert company. Tin program will in one of the Liest of tin season. Preliminary inspection. Pursuant directions from col. M. Clement 12th Reg t., n. G. P., a preliminary inspection of company f will in held at the armory on saturday even ing. March 1st. Presented with a medal. The Montour county fishing and gun club held its annual meeting monday the president w .1 Baldy Esq. Was presented with a medal which was forwarded or Baldy who is sojourn ing in Florida in the death of Angus Wright which took place tuesday morning at 9 30 of clock. Danville loses another Well known and representative citizen who will he widely mourned. The deceased who was afflicted with asthma and heart trouble bail not been a Well Man for years. He worked however up six weeks of Bis death. For a number of years past he was Engineer at the water works. He was a competent and reliable Workman faithful the duties of his read intelligent and of a tolerant and generous disposition a Man in Short who held the full Confidence and the esteem of his Fellows in every walk of life. He was 62 years of age and is survived let a his wife and one daughter. Miss Sallie. He was born in Scotland but Carne Danville when quite Young. He served As a member of the Borough Council. During the civil War he saw service with company a. 132 regiment. He was a member of Goodrich Post no. 22, g. A. A. As Well As of Calumet Lodge i. O. U. F. The funeral which will take place thursday afternoon at 2 30 o clock will in in charge of Goodrich Post and a f that Rdv a of it >11 Fellows. A patriotic Sermon. Notwithstanding in had walking which kept attendance Down at most of the churches the congregation at St Peter s m. E. Church. Riverside sunday was one of the largest that Ever crowded within its Walls. Rev. J. Allen preached a the i. U. A. M. And the p. O. S. Of a., taking in the two lodges of the latter order in South Danville and this City. Rev. Allen is becoming widely known for his sparkling and practical discourses. The people expected a treat and they were not disappointed. Judging from the favourable comment that one heard on every Side in South Danville and Riverside sunday afternoon. The two lodges turned out in full Force there being something Over a Hundred members present at the Sermon. Rev. Allen founded his remarks on second Kings second chapter loth and 15th verses. He referred the birthday of Washington dwelling upon his career As a Soldier As a statesman As a Christian. Then addressing the members of the two orders he described the character of Washington a patriotism and the kind required today meet problems that face americans. Am my these Are the rum problem the problem of labor and capital or Rule of Money. Marriage and divorce Law. The necessity of education dwelling More particularly upon the character of the education needed by the american the necessity of a Christian education appealing for an it a he Bible in the schools and for men and women As teachers whose Faith is in the Man of Galilee. Flood danger continues. Many Danville people were making preparations for the flood tuesday Ami though the fair weather of monday abated some extent the danger of River hoods the indications Are for a continuance of the High temperature and rain. This would mean the breaking up of the ice on the River and tributary streams. If the weather continues fair for several Days or if the temperature drops a Point below freezing the danger of floods will practically be Over. As it is the Days Grace Given will Lessen the damage of the floods should they come a slight degree As much of the Snow has been carried off. The ice on the River is in condition break no rapidly in Case of warm weather continuing with rain and if the weather indications Are fulfilled trouble May be expected in the Low lying parts of the town. Signals Are no giving warning of another storm which May break at any moment and which threatens squalls along the North Atlantic roast Region. The forecast says that tin storm will meet shifting southerly winds off the Central Atlantic coast. Thus the first news that comes with the restoration of the service of the weather Bureau is not assuring. Funeral of John j. Hughes. The funeral of John j. Hughes took place tuesday from the Home of his sister. Mrs. Samuel Mortimore Rev or. W a. Mcatee officiating. The pall bearers were . B. A Leaver w a. Williams William Russell and Thomas Evans. Those from out of town attending the funeral were mrs b. Daniels of Taylor. Mrs. Henry Powel. Of West Pittston mrs. John Clark mrs. L i. Runyan. Mrs. William Mccloud and mrs. Frank Wilhelm of Sunbury Ami the misses Jones of Bloomsburg. Interment was made in that a Fellows cemetery. In Hodor of miss Roth. A few friends assembled at the Home of miss Relia Adams East front Street tuesday eve in Honor of her guest. Miss Edna Roth of Shamokin. The Ocean Ion was an informal affair and a few i pleasant hours were spent. Those pres it were misses Desda Ltd amp it Ell Sarah j a Lark. Blanche Lizzie and Mazie hard a messes. Harry Cromwell Arthur j Heddens. Albert Dreifuss James Beni Nett. Joseph Lowenstein. Of this City and h. A. Lawrence of Kline Grove i by1 Many buildings fall under the enormous weight of Snow. Miss Ruth Gearhart of this City spent tuesday in Sunbury. Or. And mrs. Charles Watson of Philadelphia returned Home tuesday. Or. And mrs. Walter Lees and son. Robert returned Philadelphia tuesday after a visit at the Home of Christian Laibach Mill Street. Mrs. C. H. Hand of Brooklyn. N. A. And mrs. D. J. Waller of Indiana Penna. Spent tuesday morning with mrs. L. C. Lane Walnut Street. Bert Mettler. Of Chambersburg who is the guest of mrs. Margaret Mettler East Market Street spent tuesday in Bloomsburg. Mrs. Edward Littleton of Hazleton returned Home tuesday after a visit with her father. W. Barr on Clinton Street. Miss Madeline Kremer. Of Waverly. N. A. Left tuesday for Hazleton after a Short visit with miss Laura Miller. Mrs. Ella St neck and daughter miss Katharine of Shamokin returned Home tuesday after a visit at the residence of Charles guest. Railroad Street. Mrs. William h. Jones and son Ralph Ami mrs. J. B. Marshall and daughter Katharine of this City left on the 12 15 Pennsylvania train tuesday for Trevorton attend a party Given George w Vangilder in Honor of his 74th birthday. A George Zeber. Of Reading who has i Len employed at the Reading Iron i works left tuesday for his Home assist in the erection of the colonial Trust building. Mrs. David guest of Nicholas ave., returned Home tuesday after a visit with friends in Bloomsburg. Willets Beagle of Bloomsburg was in town tuesday. Miss Mae Girton. Of Catawissa returned borne tuesday after a visit with mrs. John Marshall. South Danville. Mrs. Harriet Eveland. Of roaring Creek returned Home tuesday after a visit at the residence of William Eveland. Lower Mulberry Street. A. M. Peters returned Tuet Day from Lebanon where he installed the officers of the improved it it order of Hept Sophs. Joseph h. Baird returned tuesday Milton after spending a few Days in this City. Thomas Irland returned tuesday from a visit with friends at new Milford. Or. And mrs. Clark Sechler. Of Philadelphia. Who Are the guests of the former a parents. Or. And mrs. Franklin Sechler. Church Street spent tuesday with mrs. Jameson in Plymouth. Miss Harriet Werkheiser Pine Street spent tuesday with friends in blooms Burg. William Utt of Rohrsburg spent tuesday at the Home of Raymond Ikeler. Nassau Street. David r. Davis of Pottsville. And Fred Davis of Norristown were in this City tuesday attending the funeral of James r. Davis. Mrs. Katharine of Brien and son. Michael. Northumberland Street spent tuesday with friends in Sunbury. David Foust and son. Of Limestone Ville was in this City tuesday. Miss Margaret Hendrickson of Riverside left tuesday for a visit with friends in Wilkes Barre. Mrs. Samuel Bover of Plymouth returned Home tuesday after a visit at the residence of miss Mary Rishel Pine Street. Miss Kate Jones and Niece miss Florence Jones of Bloomsburg attended the funeral of the late John Hughes tuesday. Miss Elfriede Weiss was a Sunbury visitor tuesday. Mrs. William c. Davis and miss Jennie Alexander of this City left on the 9 14 Pennsylvania train tuesday for a visit in Philadelphia. Charles w. Zaner Church Street was in Sunbury tuesday. Jacob Bloom of this City was in Sunbury tuesday or. And mrs. Peter Fenstermacher. Riverside left tuesday morning for a visit with friends in Philadelphia. Mrs. Jacob Ward and son Howard. Centre Street left tuesday for Philadelphia attend the funeral of a relative. Mrs. James j. Clemens of Pottsville. J is visiting her Mother. Mrs. John sheriff j on East Market Street. William Jones of Berwick was in j town tuesday. Harry Williams of Sunbury was in town tuesday George a. Croff of Nescopeck spent several hours in this City tuesday. John Fritzman left tuesday for a Short visit in Mifflinville. Miss Hettie Eckman of Howesville. Was a visitor in this City tuesday. Mrs. W. C. Frick Ami daughter Beni Sie returned tuesday new York i after a Short visit with relatives in this City. Or. Ami mrs Charles d Bausch. Railroad Street returned Home tuesday evening from a Short visit with friends in Wilkes Barre. Walter and Robert Farley of Cherry Street gave a phonograph entertain ment tuesday in the lutheran Church i at Catawissa. The great Snow storm of Friday which created wholesale havoc throughout the state blocking thoroughfares of travel leveling Telephone and Telegraph wires and thus cutting off communication Between cities and towns did not wholly give Danville the go by. Although As usual it escaped the worst features of the storm. After the Snow Here attained some depth it turned rain while elsewhere it continued Snow. Thus while the greatest depth in Danville was from 14 16 inches in other localities As near As waste no Sonvill the Snow Lay 26 inches upon the level rendering the roads practically impassable and isolating farms and villages. The Snow Here was bad enough and served remind one of the great blizzard of �?T88. Nearly the consistency of slush it dressed the Trees in a foliage of White it Lay in the streets in immense Mounds and was piled High us it on the roofs while tin buildings groaned under the weight. The Snow was a heavy tax upon the awnings on Mill Street and these at two Points gave Way at Charles Haney Sbarber shop and at Nelson Woods shoe store. The old car shop belonging Groves Furnace at this end of the a Star pavement a fell in a pile of ruins taking with it the Large Bill boards belonging there. A portion of the Sheds of a. C. Ameson Rye a Coal Yard As Well As tin Sheds of Shepperson a Coal Yard gave Way beneath the Strain and fell. During saturday night the Chimney on the East Side of Trinity m. E. Church gave Way before the heavy pressure of Snow sliding Down the roof and a mass of Brick and mortar fell the sidewalk below. Many other roofs about town were on the verge of succumbing but were saved by shovelling off the Snow. Throughout the county where the Snow varied from two feet 28 inches in depth the loss is heavy. The Large barn on the Frazier farm this Side of Washingtonville now owned by George Bogert was completely demolished. Just before Daylight saturday morning with a loud crash the roof fell in while the four Walls unable resist the pressure fell outward the whole barn in a few seconds of time being reduced a pile of ruins. Or. Bogert loses a Quantity of Grain a buggy and a heavy Wagon which were housed in the barn. Among other structures demolished by the Snow were the building belonging Mowrer a son at Strawberry Ridge used for housing Champion binders and farming implements in general a Hay shed a the farm of David Watts a mile North of Washingtonville a barn in Washingtonville belonging William Pollock and a Straw shed on one of John r. Bennett a farms near by. There was in a manner no travel throughout the Northern part of the county yesterday Ami the roads were practically unbroken. A sled Load of Young people from this City who were entertained by Edward Hoffman near Alex Billmeyer s farm Friday night were Snow bound and did not get Home until saturday night. They started for Danville about two of clock saturday morning. The horses were unable drag the sled through the deep Snow which heavy and wet formed big balls before the runners and made it difficult for the horses walk. They got As far As the Frazier farm when the horses gave out. The party called up or. Bogert who kindly furnished two horses which were hitched the end of the Tongue and thus the four horses managed drag the sled Back Washingtonville where the party took lodging at Fanny Heddens hotel. The sled and team belonged livery Man welliver of this City who in response a Telephone message about 9 of clock saturday morning started for Washingtonville with extra horses assist in bringing the party Home. It required three hours for him make the trip Over the unbroken roads and he came very near not getting Washingtonville at All. It was 5 p. M. Before a got Back Danville with the sled. Funeral of James r. Davis. The funeral of James r. Davis took place from his late residence on East Market Street tuesday afternoon at 2 30 of clock. Rev. Erskine Wright i f Christ episcopal Church officiating. Several members of Christ Church choir rendered the hymns a in the hour of trial and Quot Jesus Lover of my the pall bearers were Benjamin pm it a Thomas Price John Jenkins Evan Jones Thomas Bedea and Daniel Jones. Interment was made in the episcopal cemetery entertained by miss Yorks. The following friends were entertained monday at the Home of miss Ida Yorks Church Street mrs. J. Pegg. Mrs. Sechler. Mrs. Wellington Rote mrs. W. G. Steinmiller. Mrs. Thomas Bartholomew. Misses g. Sechler Nellie Gregory Melissa Bloom. Nettie Henrie Marv and Emma Kelso and miss wands. Caps and gowns Rev. Cleaver will be invited preach the baccalaureate Sermon. The school Board held a meeting monday night the following members responding Roll Call Fischer Orth Green Burger. Barber Werkheiser Keefer Byerly and Black. Or. Barber stated that he visited the High school last week and that he found everything working very satisfactorily. Along with another member of the High school committee he consulted the graduating class on the subject of Caps and gowns for commencement. Of the class he said six including two girls favored Caps and gowns while eight opposed them. Under the circumstances he said the committee would report in favor of dispensing with Caps and gowns for commencement. On motion the committee s report was accepted and the order issued that the girls Wear the regulation White at graduation. It n motion of or. Keefer it was ordered that the baccalaureate Sermon this year be preached in Trinity m. E. Church. It n motion of or. Green it was ordered that the graduating class la requested invite Rev. N. E. Cleaver tin pastor preach the baccalaureate Sermon. On motion Borough superintendent Gordy was granted a leave of absence enable him attend the convention of school superintendents held at Johnstown on March 5th, 6th and 7th. The attention of the Board was called the recent visit of the factory inspector this City who. It appears expressed doubt As whether we Are living up the Law relating the employment of children. At one establishment he saw 50 or 60 boys and girls at work whose Ages his judgment convinced him were below the limit that would permit them leave school. Under the act of 1901 it is provided that any person employing a child or children shall furnish on or before the 3rd monday of the school term and quarterly thereafter the superintendent of the schools the secretan of the school Board or school directors or controllers of the District in which such child or children reside the name the age. Place of residence and name of Parent or guardian of every person under the age of 16 years in his employ at the time of said report. Neglecting the duty imposed by this Section constitutes a Misdemeanour and the person guilty shall forfeit a Fine not exceeding $2 for the first conviction and a Fine not exceeding $5 for every subsequent conviction. Borough superintendent Gordy explained that he has received but one report from the factories thus far during the season and that was at the beginning of the term. J. K. James representing the Kuhn formaldehyde Generator co. Appeared before the Board. He had the apparatus with him and showed How operate it. It generates formaldehyde Gas directly from Wood alcohol and seems be a cheap and efficacious method of fumigation. The Board was not ready Purchase an apparatus on the spot but referred the matter with Power act the committee on sanitation composed of drs. Barber. Curry and Harpel. The Borough superintendent presented the following report for the month ending february 11. Male pupils in attendance during the month 579 female pupils 580 total. 1159. Average daily attendance males 508 females. 510 total 1018. Percentage of attendance males. 90 females 90 total 90. There were 703 pupils absent during the month. There were 445 cases of tardiness which is about three Hundred less than during the same month last year. Two Hundred and seven pupils were sick. There were sixty two visits the school. The following Bills were ordered paid u. S. Express co., $ .40 e. W. Peters commission. 30.00 Reading Iron co.46 i. C. Williams. 3.00 Emery Shultz. .95 w. E. Young. 5.00 mrs. Bitleris bad Accident. Mrs. Daniel Bitler of Ottawa met with a bad Accident in this City monday Forenoon. Accompanied by her son. Sherman e. Bitler she drove into town dispose of some farm produce. In front of William Seidelo a store. Mill Street they encountered a Large Snow Bank which the son thought was soft enough offer no resistance the sled and accordingly drove up on it. The Snow however was nearly that much ice and the result was that the sled upset. Mrs. Bitler. Who occupied a High Spring seat falling out and striking her head upon the curb. She was picked up insensible and carried into or. Seidelo a store. Or. To. Kimerer was called under whose treatment the woman soon regained consciousness. The injuries about her head did not seem serious but her left shoulder was found dislocated. The injury was reduced by or. Kimerer after which mrs. Bitler was Able proceed Home. Card of thanks. I desire express my sincere thanks the unknown a Friend of education for a substantial expression and a kind appreciation of my essay on a the part Pennsylvania it a in the revolution. A Charles a. Hautt. Class 1964, Danville High school. An old document. Longer Lenhart of this City owns a very interesting relic in the form of a baptismal certificate belonging his great Grandfather Philip Leniart who was Lorn in Brun Witsch township Berks county on november 2, 1766 it is a picture sane looking document very much Tim worn and written in German. The Philip Lenhart alluded is tin father of our townsman Oliver Lenhart was of Ashihi in the Oase of Commonwealth is. William l. Gouger. February court convened monday Forenoon. Little president judge and Frank Blee. Associate occupied the Bench. Tin constables made their returns none reporting any neglect or violation of Law. Davis a. Steffin was appointed tip staff wait upon the grand jury and Joseph acor and Thomas Bailey for the court. William Deutsc i was sworn in As Foreman of tin grand jury. The Case of Commonwealth is. William l. Gouger in which the charge is bribery and attempted bribery was called for trial monday afternoon. James Scarlet with District attorney Welsh represents tin Commonwealth and Hon. H. M. Hinckley and Edward s. Gearhart. The defense. Over an hour was consumed in selecting a jury. Each juror was placed under oath and submitted questions ascertain his competency sit on tin Cas. Twenty two men were called the following twelve being selected out of the number Charles Connolly Harrison c. Diehl Frank Rowe George j. Cotner. John Mcclure Amos Johnson Thomas welliver Miles Farnsworth. Isaac Moser. William Mcdonald. Bryan Dennen and Eugene mover. Before tin jury was sworn Edward s. Gearhart moved quash the indictment and in an hours speech set Forth his reasons. He based his Contention in part on tin fact that the office of county chairman for which tin defendant was a candidate has no statutory or Legal existence that in tin act of Assembly of is he finds no provision relating tin office of county chairman. The provisions there relate offices candidates for which Are voted for at the election. The county chairman. In held is not voted for at the election but by the delegates in the convention. Therefore he claimed the office was not contemplated by the act of 1881. True Bills were returned by the grand jury in the cases of Commonwealth is. Joseph h. Gulisek and Commonwealth is. Charles Heimbach. Tuesdays session. The indictment was quashed in the Case of Commonwealth is. William l. Gouger. The charge being bribery and attempted bribery. Or. Scarlet made a lengthy speech tuesday morning in defense of the Validity of the indictment. He was followed in rebuttal by Hon. H. M. Hinckley who occupied an hour in the afternoon. Or. Gouger was held in bail be on hand at next term of court if wanted. Joseph Gulisek. Of Mooresburg arrested on the 15th inst for Chicken stealing. Was found guilty and sentenced six months imprisonment in the county jail. The prosecutor in this Case was Wiliam Simington. A Farmer residing near Mooresburg. Chickens were stolen from his premises on the night of the 14th inst. Foot prints accompanied by Marks of blood were traced in a roundabout Way from or. Simington s barn the premises owned by mrs Catharine Shires in Mooresburg where the defendant resides. Or. Simington s evidence was corroborated by Cyrus Bowers and j. C. Dietrich. Jonathan Stahl and Jacob Klash also testified for the Commonwealth. In the Case of Commonwealth is. Philip Lee. The grand jury ignored the Bill and put the Cost upon the prosecutor the d. L. Amp w. Railroad company. On the strength of a petition presented by the citizens Isaiah Yongho was appointed supervisor of Mayberry township. The Case of comm it a wealth is. Francis Woll was continued owing the fact that James Quinn one of the most important witnesses could not be found. The Case of James Frazier is. C. New Baker was also continued. In the Case of Commonwealth is. Thomas Trainor a nol. Pros was entered. Naturalization papers were granted George Schneider. An thou v Jarocky and Carl Sudol. The Case of Commonwealth is. Clark Heimbach went on trial tuesday afternoon. The prosecutor in in the Case is Anna Knarr of Cooper township. William Watkin wins the prize. Tin exercises commemorative of Washington a birthday held in the various schools of the Borough on Friday were of a very interesting character. In the High school a very Fine program was rendered which opened with a duet. A Gypsy dance by miss Cousart and miss books. Or. Hartt and or. Watkin each read his which or Kempner rendered a violin Solo a on the Waves which was followed by or. Herrington s essay. As stated before the subject of these essays which were written compete for a prize of five dollars offered by the daughters of tin american revolution had As their subject Quot what Pennsylvania did in the War of the revolution the essays were All of decided Merit the one written by or. Watkin was selected As the Best. On behalf of the d. A. He was formally presented with tin prize by miss Amanda Gearhart of South Danville. In tin third Ward tin schools were dismissed at 2 30 of clock the pupils of All the grades assembling in the Halls and stairways. On the Landing at the first floor tin program was rendered which was a joint affair taking in All the rooms of the building and consisted of recitations Flag drills dialogues music instrumental and vocal and an address by Borough superintendent Gordy. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces the Public that he is prepared at All times execute in the neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and desorption. Gre get our paces we fore place your orders. Amiss Girton Sai Iti. Peril her hair confined in a plat drawn into the machinery. A singular Accident occurred at the knitting Mill Friday which hut for the rare presence of mind of two girl employees would have been at need with most serious results. Lulu Girton aged 14, and Evelyn Lunger a couple of years her senior Are employed As Winders in the third Story. Friday afternoon about 3 6�?Tcloek, having their ends All running Oljey sat Down on a Bench Between the machines for a Short rest. They were having a Good time laughing and chatting when miss Girton gave her head a toss which brought the Long plat in which her hair was confined in Contact with the Winder. In an instant it caught fast the rapidly revolving Shaft drawing in the plat and jerking the girl s head backward with violence. Realizing what had happened. Miss Girton gave a scream. A few More revolutions and the girl s head would have been drawn Down the shafting and the Scalp probably Tom from her head when miss Lunger taking in the situation threw off the Belt which stopped the Winder. The heroic girl did the right thing at precisely the right moment and then girl like she fainted. While this was going on miss sue Mccaffrey who was working near Hor or stricken at the spectacle reached out and threw of the driving Belt and then she fainted. Miss Girton was badly frightened but once released from the machinery she was in a much better state than either of her companions. She was Able resume her work while both miss Lunger and miss Mccaffrey had he excused for the Day the latter being unable walk Home. An artistic Organ recital. Despite the inclement weather the Organ recital Given by prof. J. J. Alexander of Wilkes Barre at the Mahoning presbyterian Church tuesday night was Well attended and the entertainment was certainly an enjoyment the music Lover. The program was arranged with a compliance the artistic Only the classical composers being represented. Prof. Alexander is a musician of wide reputation and his work last evening fully sustained it. The second number a Nocturne Quot from Mendelssohn a Quot Midsummer night s dream was played most exquisitely. His technique was wonderful. The pedal work in several numbers showed the practice of years. As a cellist or. Alexander is probably the Best in Central Pennsylvania. His Goltermann a la a Breve Quot was excellent. It was an interesting number. Miss Persing accompanied him most ably. The concert was made doubly interesting from the fact that prof. Alexander was formerly a resident of Danville. Besides being a Fine organist and cellist he is a composer of great note. He is also the conductor of the ninth regiment band of Wilkes Barre one of the finest military bands in the state. The following was last night s program i i i. Chorus from Quot Tannhauser Quot Wagner. 3�?nocturne�?"midsummer nights 3�?overture�?"norma Quot. Bellini. 4�?"pilgrims song of Hope. Batiste. A it a cello Solo Quot la reve Quot. Golterman. i Grazioso Hollaender. I andante a in Parad Isumu Dubois 7�?offertoire�?�?ost. Coele Quot. Batiste. S Modera a last Rose of summer quo Gounod. 9 Allegro a fanfare Quot. Lennens 10�?march�?�?ofnnerale"chopin it cello Solo a andante Quot. Popper notice. All members of Goodrich Post. No. 33. G. A. R., Are requested meet at the Post room thursday afternoon at 3 o clock Sharp attend the funeral of Comrade Angus Wright. By order of Post commander. W. M. Heddens. Harry Kearns adj. Succumbed the scow. A Bam belonging Oscar Craig of Ottawa collapsed under the weight of Snow monday. A windbreaker belonging Clarence Rishel. Strawberry Ridge also broke Down. Baker Dunn. Miss Dora b. Dunn of Mayberry township and Horace m. Baker of Rush township Northumberland Conn were married tuesday morning at nine o clock at the Pine Street lutheran parsonage the Rev. Or. Shindel officiating. Washington Hose go s. Fair. The members of the Washington Hose company Are preparing open their fair on saturday evening March 8th, in the store room formerly occupied by h. M. Schoch. Another Bam destroyed. A barn belonging John Seidel of Derry township collapsed tuesday under the weight of the heavy Snow. The ladies of St Paul s m. E. Church will give a Chicken and biscuit Stipe it or on thursday evening feb. 37, from 5 8 of clock. Everybody invited
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