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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 2, 1902, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper for Tab Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It Wil pay you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per year do. Irving h. Jennings Dix list. Office hours 9 a. M to i m i. To i it Ioc Milt Danville. A. Slu it. M. In. A a it my i. >r., Danville 1�?Ta. Diseases of the stomach Iuit a intestines a specially this coi try will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demand with its own productions. Vol. 1g-no Danville 1>a. Thursday january 2,1902. Established in 1855. I 11. In. Angle dentist outer. 2is my. Street. Wetli extracted without lain. Frown and Brit Lee work a specially. Equipped with the latest and most improved instruments and prepared of Oxe Rute the most it i Mncutt work. Del. C. Ii. Reynolds office opposite Boston store Danville a. Dentistry in All its branches. Charges moderate and All work guaranteed. Established 1892 tear off the old Calendar. December had a ree urd for weather. Beautiful Snow has been greatly disfigured so far this Winter. The annual House Hunting period will now begin. Christmas greens decorate Many an Ash barrel now. Farewell to old 1901. It has been a great historical year. Now Don t forget to change the Date when you write that letter. One of the valuable horses belonging to the Washington Hose company is very sick of pleural pneumonia. He is under treatment at veterinary to. .1. Kline s stable. East Market Street. Very Little Hopes Are entertained for his recovery. Basket Ball enthusiasts Are counting on a hot game at the armory on Friday night Between the team of the Susquehanna University of Selinsgrove and the Home boys. Simon Long aged 75 years died at his Home in Wilkes Barre yesterday morning from injuries received at the recent big fire in that City. During the Progress of the fire or. Long received a fall from which he never recovered. He had Leen in the clothing business in Wilkes Barre for Over half a Century during which time lie had amassed an Independent Fortune. The deceased was Well known in Danville. Danville has suffered from the usual epidemics which occur in All cities at certain periods of the year but tin people have always assisted the Board of health and their co operation has been most Happy. It is conceded by All that to make the existence of a death dealing Case of disease a news matter does a town or a City great harm. People talk Al out it and magnify the danger business and travelling men avoid the place As they would the plague and considerable trouble results All around. Its All right to be glad that the old year has closed but it has been a kind year to most of us and is entitled to a resp Erful if not an affectionate fare Well. Miss Ada f. Foust and Franklin boy or. Bothof Grovania were United in marriage at the parsonage of the Rev. I. L. Fogleman. Bloom Street tuesday night or. Boyer is an employee at the state Hospital for the insane. The music furnished by the Penn social orchestra at the opera House tuesday night was much enjoyed and was in keeping with the performance. The orchestra was made up wit i an instrumentation of ten. Herla it Wyle conducted. Alfred Jacobs of Pittsburg. San it last night with his parents in this City. The usual Holiday hours were observed at the Post office yesterday. Entertained by Misa Harris. A pleasant company of Young people were entertained by miss Mary Harris at her Home. Lower Mulberry Street tuesday night. Those present were misses Mary and Tillie Foi ilk Silva Romley. Hel it or Lloyd Charles Leniger Arthur it Ampbell. Charles Hart and Charles Woods. Special services. There will be services in Shiloh informed Church. Bloom Street every even ing this week and next with the exception of saturday evenings. The services begin at 7 20 o clock. The lords supper will he celebrated on sunday. January 12th. All Are cordially invited to attend these services. Rev. Fogleman s new charge. Rev. I. L. Fogleman and wife will leave for Denver Lancaster county on wednesday next. Rev. Fogleman has been pastor of St. John s German lutheran Church for 14 years this being his first charge. His new Mission is the Lincoln Parish consisting of five congregations. Buried yesterday. The funeral of the late John Cromley Cooper township was held yesterday from the lutheran Church at Grovania. Rev. D. L. Fogleman officiated. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the Church. Some interesting facts relating to old coins. Our townsman. Edward Corman has a mule which he at any time could sell for $500. A High Price it is True but or. Corman bases the value upon quotations contained in the Philadelphia a a record of last sunday which had a column article on a mule let it be understood is not necessarily a Long eared quadruped which we associate with the Towpath and the Coal mine. Among those versed in the science of coins and medals a a mule Quot is a name applied to a very rare Coin Peculiar in that through Caprice or mistake or As a matter of Experiment it is hybrid being coined with two obverse or two reverse types accidentally associated. Thus it will be seen a head on both sides would be a a mule a or one with a head of the year 1899 joined say Toa Tail of year 1815. Such specimens however were mostly made in colonial times and As they were coined Only by those in authority and supposed to be destroyed immediately it is at once apparent Why they should be rare. The a record article stated that there Art Only two such colonial pieces known one owned by Robert k. Idler the other by Phineas Adams of Philadelphia. Their United value is not less than $1000. After Reading tin article or. Corman Bethought himself of an Odd piece of colonial Money which he had Ting up in the Back Yard of his residence some years ago. A representative of this paper tuesday was permitted to examine the old Coin. In every particular it would seem to answer the description of tin rare hybrid Coin described by the a record Quot and therefore it must be a it is a Large Copper Penny. On the obverse Side is the head of Washington wearing a Long queue surrounded by the legend a eau Tori connect on tin reverse Side instead of the usual print employed even at that time in which the legend a one cent was conspicuously displayed there is a goddess of Liberty evidently also a a head a surrounded by the inscription this Side bears tin Date of 1788, but then is nothing about the Coin to indicate the value whether a cent or a Dollar. That or. Corman feels very much interested in his discovery goes without saying. Those who own old coins will look a a Ion them with new interest after this and it would not be surprising if Many an old collection should be hauled out during the next Day or so and looked Over very carefully to see whether in the number there May not he one that is a candidates for Borough offices already looming up. The february election is Only Little Over a month Distant and already several a if our citizens who cherish a laudable ambition Are wondering what their chances might be for election to succeed tie retiring Borough officers. The names of several have already been suggested by their friends so that no matter How soon the election May be Here it is not Likely that it will find a dearth of candidates in the Field. It is not too Early to consider the question a if filling the Borough offices for the ensuing term and if the proper care and a Lis. Rumination be exercised in the selection of men the time will be Well spent. Each of the offices to be filled carries with it a Public Trust and to elect a Man whose judgment and integrity Are not beyond question is a mistake that will sooner or later be regretted. The Borough this year a. A chief Burgess to elect to Succes cd the late John o. Moyer whose death occurred last summer. The retiring councilmen this year Are As follows first w Ard. W ill Iam a. Davis who was elected for one year to succeed the late John Rubinan second Ward. R. W. Of a tto Nim third Ward Joseph Jones and g. L. Mclain fourth Ward George Laura a. Or. Mclain was appointed Lay Council last summer to serve a luring tin unexpired a year the late Samuel Goh Smithv term. In tin school Board the terms of the following a directors will expire first Ward or. F. E. Harpel second Ward. Grant Fenstermacher third War a Jacob Fischer fourth Ward. Walter o. Green. Jonathan Rudy of Mahoning township. Retires from the poor by Star it i of tin Danville and Mahoning poor District. The Choice of a candidate this year4 therefore fall to tin township. Well known merchant Dies. Barton g. Waples died at his Home at Grovania Fri Lay morning after a two weeks illness age a 61 years. The deceased was a former resident of this City and one Ltd of the Best known men of this Section. Ii was the son a if Captain Waples and was born in Almedia Columbia county where he spent Many years of his life. It >11 the 9th of last month he moved to Grovania where since 1882 in held a partnership with c. D. Garrison in the general merchandise business and where he was also interested in the Lime and Stone business. Death was due to Bright s kidney disease. The deceased was never married. Ibis survived by two Sisters . Mary j. Fisher with whom lie resided and . Sara Lyons of Norristown. Mccaffrey Lennon. P. J. Mccaffrey Ltd of this City Ami miss Sadie Lennon of Bloomsburg were United in marriage yesterday. The ceremony was performed in St. Columbian a Church Bloomsburg at High or mud. Rev. Father Murphy officiating. Miss Mary Lennon sister of the Bride was bridesmaid and Thomas Tooey att no by a tie Groom. Tin newly married couple drove to this City in the afternoon proceeding to their new Home on Ash Street. Those from this City that attended the wedding Wen or. And . John Pegg or. And . John o Connor Ami son Thomas misses Mary Elizabeth and Anna Tooley John Brady. Patrick Mccaffrey sr., and miss Maggie Lennon. Large Glass broken. A Large pane of Glass in tin win Lotof or. I. H. Jennings office Mill Street was accidentally broken saturday night. Walter Breckbill a name is associated with the mishap but he is hardly re Scio Snible for the loss of the Glass As a cording to his Story he was standing quietly in front of the building when a Young Man of his acquaintance passing by in a spirit of fun ran up against him with such Force As to throw him into the window. Tin crash of the Glass As it rattled on tin pavement startled pedestrians for a Square or More around. Officer Voris was one of the first a it a the spot and the Young Fellows who figured in tin Accident were quickly taken to a task. Or. Jennings was informed of the Accident and he at once proce Deil to a have a new Glass inserted. Electric Light installed. The South Danville station was illuminated with electric Light for the first time on saturday night. Some nine 16-Eamlle Power incandescent lights Are installed inside the station arranged so As to afford Light when most new died in the Ltd Fri Ltd. Waiting rooms baggage room amp a. Outside in lieu of the arc Light at first contemplated Are three 32-Candle Jajw or incandescent lights which seem to answer tin purpose very Well. The Only arc Light in South Danville is install Oil at the fat a it re of j. H. Kase. It is on the outside just above the doorway. It helps to illuminate the Interior of the store room and throws a great a Leal of Light along tin sidewalk formerly very a Lark thereby proving quite a Boon to pedestrians. Danville wins at Bloomsburg. Tin Gam of Basket Ball at blooms Burg Friday night Between the team of this City Ami tin Bloomsburg wheelman re Sultz Al in another Victory for Danville the Scon by ing 28 to 16. Following is tin line up Danville. Bloomsburg. L . Lewis. Be . m. Lewis. Obert Lorf defense Holmes. Sechler. . Summary goals from 11�1�1 e. Lewis 2 Moore. 1 m. Lewis. 4 Richie 1. Gaskins. 2 Bedea 2 Klase. A see Liler. 2. Located by the x Rajs. Mrs. Harriet Jones Church and lower Mulberry streets saturday re term a from Williamsport where she Umler went treatment for a very �><11 Accident. Some two weeks ago while cleaning carpet sin ran a Needle into tin Index Finger of her right hand which broke off a Short distance below tin Eye. She was unable to a extract the new ill. Which in the course a of time became very painful her hand and Arm swelling badly. Or. Wilt Evateen was called who re Alizey a that the Case was becoming grave. At his suggestion . Jones accompanied him to William Sciort where she a a it Ere a tin private Hospital of or. Nutt. Tin Finger was exposed to a the x rays and tin Needle la it Cater a lying Between the Tendon and tin 1mme. When removed it was Black in it Ligating a in the part of tin patient a very dangerous state 1 a ordering a blood poisoning. Basket Ball Friday night. There will by a game of Basket Ball in the armory on Friday a Vining Between the Home team and tin Strong team of tin Susquehanna University so Lins 1 Grove. Tin playing of the Danville boys who have already two victories to their credit this year Speaks for itself while tin Susquehanna team has no mean reputation so that a Lively and interesting contest May 1m Enji acted. A Large number of Bloomsburg and a Catawissa people attended the Mildry Al Holland performance in this City tuesday night thieves who stole skunks. Tin Skunk farm Ltd Ffrancis Woll on Montour kit a go has been robbed during the last few a lays. A few weeks ago this paper guv an account of or. Wollus m1�1 venture a a Plai Piug his plans for raising skunks and Bull frogs. A Large number of skunks were Alread by installed on tin farm confined in an end a Losure fenced in with Woven wire. It it a saturday or. Woll purchased a couple of tin skunks at Shamokin Ami toward evening he took them to his farm with the intention of installing them with the others. Arriving at the place to his dismay heft a und every Skunk missing. The Fence was torn Down Ami according to Ltd appear Anees a pack of a logs had been turned in to dispatch the nauseating Little animals which Are valuable for their fur or. Woll is not discouraged in his Venturi but it la a Lares that he will prevent a repetition of the robbery by building a House and installing a watchman on the premises i tit Brief mention of the doings of your friends and acquaintances. Miss Alice Dennen and miss Laura Pavton spent yesterday with friends in Sunbury. Or. And . Andrew Smith of Sha Mokin returned Home yesterday morning after a visit at the residence of Samuel Lewis Montour Row. Clark Sechler of Philadelphia who has been the guest of his parents or. And . Frank Sechler. Church Street returned Home at noon yesterday. Go Rall Gross of Bloomsburg. Spent the Day with friends in this City. Miss Myrtle Snyder front Street visited friends in Bloomsburg yesterday. Station agent w. R. Clark entertained his sunday school class at his Home in South Danville tuesday evening miss mame Kear returned yesterday afternoon from a visit with friends in Northumberland. Miss Grace Ware blk Xii Street returned wednesday after a visit with friends in Northumberland. Miss Bertha Womelsdorf of West Nanticoke is the guest of . Carrie share Cooper Street. Martin Landau left yesterday for Philadelphia. Mrs. Alice Fetzer and miss Maggie Hawke Ltd of Lewisburg Are guests of . Lizzie Perry ferry Street. Mrs. W. F. Kellar Ltd of Wilmington Delaware returned Home wednesday after a visit at the residence of John Jones Gulicki a addition. Sydney Hoffa and Clyde Hec Lens of Washingtonville drove into this City yesterday. Mrs. George Seidel of Shamokin. Is the guest of Lewis Richard Church Street. Miss Mary Harris. Lower Mulberry Street is visiting friends in Bloomsburg. Or. And a . Christian Hershey were in Sunbury yesterday. James Dewitt of Lynn Centre. 111., returned Home yesterday morning after a visit at the residence of or. A. T. I Witt Riverside. Harry Klase of Philadelphia return aet a Home yesterday after spending the holidays with his parents. Or. And a . Jesse Klase water Street. Misses. Alice and Helen Hoffman. West Mahoning Street were visitors to Sunbury yesterday. Or. And . Thomas Curry of san Bury spent new year s at tin Curry Homestead. West Mahoning Street. Mrs. Anna m. Bodum and Curtis Cook f this City and . Fanny Taylor it Philadelphia spent new years Day at tin Home of James Steiner Kline Grove. Or. And . Orvis Oswald Church Street spent yesterday with friends in Sunbury. Mrs. Sarah Winters of this City spent new years a Lay with her sgt a. Arthur Winters in Sunbury. Morris Ellen Lutgen of Wilkes Bank. Is visiting his Mother on lower Mulberry Street. Or. And . Jacob Straussner of Kelly x roads Are guests of or. And . Adam Hornberger upper Mulberry Street. Miss Mary Bates a of Nanticoke who has been tin guest a of miss Ella Murphy Riverside returned Home yes cerday. Or. And . R. H. Harlan a it of Scranton visited friends in this City yesterday. Or. And . William Peifer of Wilkes Barre spent yesterday with or. And . G. W. Peifer. Mill Street. S. R. Kreeger of Philadelphia is circulating among <�1�1 friends in this City. Or. And . Murray Newman of Hughesville Are visiting in this City. Miss Lou Kahler returned to Williamsport yesterday after a visit with her aunt. Mrs. E. K. Pursel Mill Street. Or. And . Russell Kelly of Sunbury. Spent new year s at tin Home of . Kelly s parents or. And . Jesse Beaver Pine Street. Miss Henrietta Baldy Lyon of Williamsport is visiting her sister . I. H. Jennings West Market str it. Miss Lulu Morgan returned to Kingston yesterday after a visit with the misses Bassett Mill Street. Mrs. Ii h. Yorgy returned to Wilkes Barre tuesday after a visit with tin misses Bassett Mill Street. Ín1un Young a. Large turnout despite the inclement weather. Gave a Musicale. Or. And . J. B. Mccoy gave a Musicale to a number of Friend is at their Home West Market Street Fri Lay night. A most delightful evening was spent tin following excellent program being re Deri Al choir. Piano . Bennett. Soprano Vas Tim. Russell violin . Wyle. Baritone Kemp. Piano Heim. Soprano Solo . S. V. Border. . Rogers. Quartetti. Piano my yer. Contralto sold. Mrs. Scarlet. Soprano Solo. i .1 Al n Bass sol it it. Or. Lyon. Piano Bennett selection a a go a a Al night. Choir. Purchased a Home. Jeweler Henry recipe has purchased the residence owned by Rev. John Grier on Walnut Street. The House was built in 1893. It was formerly occupied by electrician John Taber notwithstanding the bad walking and the falling rain either of which might have been pleaded As an excuse Fogt a remaining indoors tin Union Young Peoples service at St. Paul a m. E. Church sunday night was a Fine Success. A Good representation of each of the to a Young people s societies was present at the meeting nearly filling the spacious auditorium of the Church. Tin meeting was in charge of Beverly Musselman and occupied an hour and a half. Tin topic which was appropriate to the a lose of the year was a unum a Bering our Days Quot founded on the 90th i psalm. The intention was that each of i i in societies should be re a Presente Ltd by a speaker out when the time came for dismissal some three or four remained to be heard. Among those who spoke were George Fox and William Rishel representing the two Luther leagues tin former of Pine Street lutheran Church and the latter. Trinity lutheran Church Frank Herrington representing the baptists Young people s Union Clark Ashton representing tin Epworth league Ltd of the United evangelical Church John Mowrey of the Grove presbyterian Church who spoke for tin Christian Endeavor societies. A number of others added their testing tiny touching on tin topic selected for the evening. The double male Quartetti of the y. M. C. A. Rendered Ltd several Fine selections. P. 0. S. Of a. Annual election. Washington Camp no. 664, p. O. S. Of a., of this City. In la i its annual election tuesday night. The Newasa Large attendance present. Tin following officers were elected Ltd president Edward Albeck vice president Charles v. Beyers past president. S. Nevius master Ltd of forms William Blecher conductor Daniel f. Eyerly recording Secretary Charles Wilson financial Secretary. James y. Wilson inspector George Wertman outside guard a. Childs trustee for eighteen months j. V. Wilson trustee for six months William Blecher janitor Charles v. Beyers auditing committee Edward Wetzel George Wertman and Charles v. Beyers delegates to it the District convention which meets at Benton february 22, 1902, Charles v. Beyers. George Wert Man Edward Albeck Edward Wetzel 1. F. Eyerly alternates Wilson lamber son. William Stratiff and a. Childs. Fell on hot cinder. William Ricketts employed As Stock or of the scrap Fum aos at tin Reading Iron works met with a very serious Accident monday about noon. With bucket in hand in had just seated him of to eat his dinner when he suddenly lost consciousness and fell Over Landing u kit a a tapping buggy full of hot cinder which just at tin moment had been run to it that spot. The Ioor Fellows Prelic Ament was discovered just in time to save him from a horrible Fate. He was dragged from tin torturing position by fellow workmen but not until he was very painfully burned upon the left leg left hand and a lbs it a and slightly upon tin fact. Or. Kimerer was called and the in jury a Man in an unconscious state was conveyed to a his Home on first Street Welsh Hill. Or. Kimerer stated tuesday evening that tin patient was resting easily and would recover without any ill effects. Tin injured mail is Twenty eight years of age and resides with his Mother . Edward Ricketts. New officials Thomas Vincent prothonotary elect Ami Andrew Steinman county treasurer elect on Somlay next at noon will take their oath Ltd of office the former succeeding Jacob Miller and the latter or. P. C. Newbaker. The retiring officers both competent men have Well demonstrated their ability Ami trustworthiness. They can retire from office with tin consciousness that they have the respect of the Community and that they will henceforth he looked upon As men worthy Ltd of any Trust that May be reposed in them. Danger passed. No pm we ass Ltd of Vario Loid having App Are Al up to this time then would seem to a Lee in Inore cause for fear on the score of Small pox in Danville at least not so far As tin present outbreak is concern Oil. A few More Days a of quarantine and then even the one Case Here on record a will in a thing a of the past. It is no doubt duet Ltd tin prompt and effect Ivy measures adopted by the local Board of health that the loathsome a Lis Cash was pro Vii Tel a from gaining a foot he it la a in Danville will graduate As rabbi. A Large Ami artistically executed photograph representing tin graduating class of the University of Cincinnati twelve in number May lie seen in tin window a get Brown s Book St a re. Mill Street. Tin Young Man at the extreme left of tin picture will he recognize Al As Eli Mayer Sou of rabbi Adolph Mayer a of this City who has frequently visited his father at this place and is Well known among our citizens. Eli is also a member a of the senior a lass of the hebrew Union College of Cincinnati and will graduate As rabbi from that institution on june 28th id rapid Progress of Independent companies chief of police and chief of fire depart recently formed ment present reports. One of the most interesting developments of recent years is the rapid growth of tin Independent Telephone companies All Over the country Ami particularly in Pennsylvania. The natural sequence is their consolidation into Large systems. The latest Ami most important a it of these aggregations is the Cumberland Valley Telephone company formed by the Union under one corporation of the Independent companies doing business in Cumberland Dauphin Franklin and Adams counties Pennsylvania and in Washington and Carroll counties Maryland. The companies included Are All Active and prosperous with a Large and increasing list of subscribers except the Dauphin county company which is just about to give service to its patrons. The Cumberland Valley Telephone company has been leased to and will be operated by the United Telephone and Telegraph company whose lines now stretch from Philadelphia to Johnstown and from Williamsport to the District of Columbia. This company includes the Independent companies of such important manufacturing centers As Lancaster Lebanon Chester Danville Bloomsburg Williamsport Bellefonte Altoona Sunbury Coatesville Norristown and the leading commercial centers along the lines of the great railroads All of which have been or Are now being connected together into one vast system under one management. The facilities afforded for communication either locally or Between the cities and towns of the state Are exceptionally Good. With apparatus mostly of the latest approved Type the service is the very Best. The rates for service made by these Independent companies and especially the rates Between towns Are so Low that Many people now use the phone who could not before afford it. The great increase in the number of phones in private houses is revolutionizing methods of doing business. Professional men were the first to appreciate the facility with which engagements can be made by a phone manufacturers soon found it an indispensable Aid in making sales but the Public appreciation has Only come since the Independent companies have put the Price within the ability of every Well to do family. It is surprising to see the uses to which the a phone is being put. Even the banners have it in their houses. It saves them trips to town Over rough roads and brings to them the advantages Ltd of the town on Call. With the completion of the Harrisburg Exchange now about to go into operation the Cumberland Valley system will be connected with the rest of the United Telephone and Telegraph company making the largest Independent Telephone system under one management in the country. Over this entire system there is a uniform Tariff of rates of toll based upon air line distances under which the Cost of telephoning Between towns and cities of tin state is reduced from prices formerly prevailing Fri it a forty to fifty per cent and in some cases much More than that. The various system comprising the United Telephone and Telegraph company have been welded together by new trunk lines built upon the most direct routes and connecting the principal business centers of the state. Lines have also been constructed connecting the United company s system with other Index Vinlent systems the toll rates being so arranged that the same basis prevails All Over the state. The company claims to have the cheapest rates the newest and Best lines the most satisfactory service and the ability to reach the largest number of towns and people All of which have been brought about by this consolidation of interests. Firemen elect officers. Tin Friendship fire company monday evening held its annual election. Nearly the entire membership of the company was present. The following officers were elected president h. E. Trumbower vice president George freeze treasurer John l. Russell Secretary John g. Waite trustee w. E. Young Foreman Harry Fields first assistant Foreman. Harry Rupp second assistant Harry Mapstone Engineer John l. Russell assistant Engineer Harry Johns Delegate to the state firemen s convention George freeze alternate. John l. Jones Torch bearer Harry Heller pipe men John Jones William Salmon Harry Sanders Warren Rote axeman a. E. Young Harry Kauffman. W. J. Williams William Salmon fire police. W. E. Young and George freeze. The Borough Council held a special meeting tuesday night for the purpose of winding up tin business of the year 1901. Chairman Kempner being absent or. Yastine was appointed president pro. Tern other members were present As follows Dougherty Mclain Jones m. D. L. Sechler Fet Tennan Davis Gibson and George Sechler. John g. Waite the retiring chief Engineer of thu fire department presented his report for 1901. During the year the department responded to i thirteen alarms of fire. In the majority of instances Ali a damage was Light and nearly covered with insurance. The most destructive fire of the year occurred at the Reading Iron works on tin night of june 19th. An inventory of the apparatus and equipment of the different Fin companies of tin Borough was presented a together with a list of members which runs As follows Friend ship 73 Washington 69 Continental 46. Good will 79 total membership 267. Chief Mincemoyer presented his report of the police department for the year which contained a list of the various offenders arraigned before the justices of the peace together with the charges preferred and the amount of fines collected. Then were in All 24 arrests. The offence in the majority of instances being drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Quite a number were arrested for loafing Ltd Street Corners and a others for dumping garbage on the River Bank. Thu fines collected amounted to $126. One Hundred Ami forty nine tramps Wen Given shelter in the lockup during the year. The following Bills were approved for payment. Borough department. Regular 82.50 Standard electric Light co 434.33 Standard Gas co. 3.60 a. H. Grone. 4.67 Street labor and hauling .18.48 Boettinger and Dietz. .40 George f. Reifsnyder. 3.29 s. J. Welliver. .99 Keely and Trumbower. 15.92 g. L. Mclain. 1.68 Joseph Lechner. 3.15 work on Culvert. 3.75 j. H. Cole. 7.21 Charles Uttermiller. .50 Montour american. 24.25 j. C. Mincemoyer. 7.02 Washington fire co. 1.00 cum and Yunnan. 101.75 will g. Brown. .65 water depart next. Regular 122.40 w. F. P. Childs. 3.00 a. H. Grone. .45 Harry b. Patton. 23.00 Joseph Lechner. 8.61 Keely and Trumbower. 18.30 Standard Gas co. 9.80 a. C. Amesbury. 163.33 Washington fire co. .90 John Hixson. 5.45 the following Bills presented by the Board Ltd health were ordered paid a or. C. Shultz Secretary $ 13.75 b. B. Brown health officer .85.61 quarantine is raised. The Board a of health held a meeting tuesday night. Or. J. 11. Kimerer o. B. A Veitzer. And Aaron Rock a Feller were present in addition to it it Secretary or. C. Shultz and health officer Benton t5. Brown. On motion it was ordered that the Quara Tim established at the Home of tin Vario Loid patient. West Center Street la raised we a lne Day morning. January 1st. The duties of the health officer have multiplied very rapidly since the outbreak of Vario Loid. The prevalence of measles themselves is enough to keep the officer pretty Busy As there is scarcely a Day that he has not one or More cards to put up or to take Down. He presented a Bill of $85. 61 for services rendered tuesday which was approved and referred to Council for payment along with one from the Secretary for $13 75. Proposed poultry show. A movement is on foot among the poultry fanciers of this Section to hold a poultry show at tin armory in this place in thu near future. It is proposed to have the exhibition on three nights and those moving in the matter Are promised entries fran Danville. Lewisburg Watson town and Sunbury. Poultry men from other nearby joints will in doubt la on hand. A meeting a of fanciers of this place will be held in the near future to it make arrangements for the slow. Mil ten Standard runaway at Washingtonville. The Road leading from Washington Ville to Strawberry Ridge was thu scene of a bad runaway saturday. Charles j Cotner. Win resides at tin latter place j had driven into town in a Sleigh and was returning Home when the horse to a a a fright Ami was so pm beyond the Drivers control. Or. Cotner was thrown but but escape Ltd a serious injury. The Sleigh was broken to pieces. Sutton Krumm. Charles t. Sutton of this City and miss Jennie m. Krumm. A of Riverside we re Marriki Al tuesday night. The ceremony was performed at six o clock by the Rev. Or. M. L. Shimoel at tin resilience of the latter no. 115 lower Mulberry Street. Presented with a watch. Councilman George Lauer the retiring manager of tin polish lithuanian brewery was tuesday presented with a Gold watch by the employees of the brewery. The armory yesterday afternoon presented a Gay appearance and the new year s dance of 1992 will go on record As a great Success about forty couples enjoyed the dancing. Herbert Wyle Furni Sheil tin music. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Jot material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and description. A it Quot get our prices before place your orders. Was Clever residence of jeweler Henry Rempe robbed tuesday. A week from today and everybody will be wondering if he possibly can keep those new years resolutions Long enough to show that he has any will Power at All. The residence of Henry Rempe. The jeweler was robbed tuesday under most Peculiar circumstances. The thief who was a consummate actor by a ruse was Able to disarm suspicion and succeeded in gaining permission to enter the House when he proceeded on his Mission of robbery unmolested. The details of the affair which follow May serve to put others on their guard if the thief has not already numbered them among the victims of his cleverly Laid scheme. About half past two o clock tuesday afternoon a Man of about medium height and build dressed up to represent a lineman appeared at the Back door of the Rempe residence stating that he had been sent by the superintendent Ltd the Standard electric Light company to change the feed wires which enter the House at the second Story. The wires were too heavy Ami he said he had orders to remove them and put in lighter ones. To accomplish the work it was necessary for him to reach the veranda at the second Story in the rear and he asked permission to go no stairs. Others employed with him he said were working on the wires in the Alley. The fellow was so plausible and his Story was such a Likely one that miss Annie freeze the girl employed in the family unhesitatingly admitted him and showed him the Way up stairs. Reaching the room above which was the one occupied by the girl he took off his overcoat and in a very business like Maimer proceeded to inspect the wires miss freeze then proceeded to . Rempes room in the front part of the House and informed her of what had occurred. Mrs. Rempe did not altogether like the procedure and a few minutes later paid a visit to the girls room. The fellow was then Down stairs talking with miss freeze. A few minutes later he stepped out doors and calling Down the Alley feigning to address some one in waiting there informed him that he had changed his mind and would not alter the wires until wednesday. Mrs. Rempe who had business Down town called in her husband s store and informed him of what had occurred. Or. Rempe called no superintendent George m. West by phone and asked him whether he had authorized any Chi nge in the wires in his House. Sup West was greatly surprised. The Man was not in his employ and no change of wires was contemplated As none was needed. At this Point it became Clear to or. Rempe that his House had been at the mercy of a robber and he hurried Home to see what articles might be missing. It seems that the thief who no doubt discovered that . Rempe was in the front part of the House proceeded no farther than miss freeze s room. The Booty he Here secured Well repaid him for his visit. He had ransacked the drawers of a Bureau and stolen a pocket Book containing $25 belonging to miss freeze and representing her savings during Many months of faithful service. Whether the Clever thief operated anywhere else in town has not been Learned. He disappeared after leaving or. Rempes House. The police have been keeping a Sharp Lookout about town but the thief had ample time to escape and it is scarcely Likely that he will by apprehended. Observing new year. The new year was a Sieml in at 12 o clock tuesday night by the ringing of Bells the blowing of whistles and the discharge of fire arms. The noise was deafening enough for a while Ami quite prolonged making sleep impossible even to the most drowsy Between the hours of 12 and 1 of clock. In addition to the Banks and Post office the stores about town closed their doors during the Forenoon. The afternoon was spent in various ways by those who have a Holiday. Not a few frequented the dance in the armory while others visited the y. M. C. had entertainment of some sort for every hour of the Day. The mummers were out in full Force during the afternoon. Quite a creditable Parade came Down from the second a Ward about half past two of clock. A Good Deal of merriment was caused by the k1<1 disguises and fantastic costumes Ltd of those in line. The mummers were accompanied by the Washington drum corps. Salvation army. The Junior department of the salvation army held its Holiday exercises monday evening. The program was printed in these columns on saturday. Prizes were distributed by grades for attendance during the year. Special prizes for Selling the largest number of tickets for the annual were awarded As follows first prize Goldie Mocken Heim second prize Mary Paugh third prize Bertha Sweitzer. There was a Large attendance pres ent. Candy was distributed. Enjoyed an Oyster supper. Thu members of the Germania Verein and their wives and lady friends enjoyed an Oyster supper at the club rooms in the Henry Moyer building tuesday night this society which is composed principally a of the German residents a it of Danville is in a flourishing condition and the club rooms last evening presented a most attractive appearance. Good music was a feature of the evening
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