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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 3, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for the Homo a the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscription per year or. Irving h. Jennings dknt1st. Office hours 9 a. M. To 12 m. 101 Hill ht., 1 p. M. To 1 p. M. Danville a. A Holtz m. D. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach and intestines a specially a or. W. P. Amob a dentist Ornea 218 Mill Street. Teeth extracted without pain. Crown and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with the latest and most improved instruments and prepared to execute the most Dertl tilt work. Or. C. H. Reynold8, formerly of Catawissa. Office opposite Boston store Danville pm dentistry in All its branches. Charge mod Rafe and All work guaranteed established 189. Fps a a tins country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own vol. 46-no 1. Danville pa., thursday january 3, 1901 established in 1855. Withdraws his or. Laumaster will remain at the y. M. 0. A. For the present. Condensed news. 1901. Another Century to Roll Back. Revival services Are in order. Do the new resolutions hold yet ? twentieth Century socials Are now popular. The annual House Bunting period will now begin. And the new Century brought a cold wave with it. Don t forget Crest a Clarke at the opera House tomorrow night. The usual smashing of new year s resolutions is already in order. Revival services att. Peters Church South Danville Are now being held. The feast of the Epiphany will be observed at several of the churches of the City next sunday. The Rev. Harry Curtin Harman will preach at the Riverside m. E. Church this evening at 7 15 o clock. The members of the Riverside social a club Are preparing to hold an Oyster supper at their rooms on saturday evening january 5. St. Valentine is the next individual to pose a the Public mind. Why not celebrate groundhog Day Many people sweat by it. Peter Ward of Chambers Street was injured at the see p Mill of the Reading Iron company yesterday afternoon by a piece of falling Iron which Cut his Scalp. I r. Paules dressed the injury. Clearance sales Are now the go with local merchants. The thermometer did no to fall gracefully yesterday morning it came Down in a Heap. There is plenty of skating this week on the Ponds near the City Ami the Young folks Are enjoying the sport. Miss Adelaide Prince who will be seen with Crest a Clarke at the opera House tomorrow evening will Wear Home of the most Beautiful gowns Ever seen on the local stage an item which possesses much interest for the ladies of this City. Miss Lillian Swainbank formerly of this City has been appointed teacher in the Dorrance Ion grammar schools. If you love your neighbor As yourself done to Wash the pavements in Winter weather. Some very pretty 1901 calendars Are being distributed by the polish brewing company of this City. There have been Many compliments paid to the choir of the Mahoning presbyterian Church for the excellent selections rendered at the special Centennial exercises held on sunday and monday. Hunt no the Best representative men in the wards for Council manic candidates. The ice dealers throughout the City welcomed the fall in temperature yesterday and want it to continue for a few Days. Secure your seats in Advance for Crest a Clarke at the opera House on Fri Day evening. At the rate Railroad companies Are buying new rails cars Etc., it looks As a if the big corporations were assured of a continuance of Prosperity. Millions have been expended by the Lackawanna Railroad during the past two years in track roadbed Bridge Anil sidings improvements with a View to placing in effect Anc ight hour passenger service Between Buffalo and new York. A new train will be added to the Lackawanna s service commencing in april next and its actual running time will is eight hours Flat from Buffalo to Hoboken. New ears Are mow being built. Clerk of Council Sain a. Mccoy Suid that monday was the Bullet Day with him since he has held that position. He had to close up the boroughs Hooks for the Century arrange the bilis to he passed at mondays meeting of the Council and make out warrants so that All Billa could he paid after the meeting. The congregation of Benai Zion synagogue will celebrate the purim holidays which come Early in March by giving a Musicale and festival at the Church and a fancy dress Ball in the armory an excellent program is being prepared. W. D. Laumaster has agreed to withdraw for the present his resignation As general Secretary of the Danville y. M. C. A. He announced his willingness to do so at a meeting of two special committees from the association and the ladies auxiliary held last evening. This meeting was held for the purpose of asking or. Laumaster to remain. The committees consisted of or. E. Robbins Sam a. Mccoy Thomas Curry sr., Samuel Werkheiser mrs. E. Moore. Mrs. Abigail a. Geisinger mrs. H. Herrington mrs. H. Johnson mrs. N. K Brown and miss sue Colt. The appointment of these committees and their request to or. 1-aumaster was the result of a meeting of the trustees of the association held Over two weeks ago. Before the request was made of or. Laumaster the committees discussed the situation thoroughly and decided that for the association to continue As at present it will be necessary to raise the present indebtedness and arrange tor the running expenses of the association for the coming year before March 15. A great Effort will be made to accomplish this result for the trustees of the association and auxiliary realize the Benefit to be derived from or. Laurias terms services. All people interested in the association work will he pleased to 1 that the Secretary a resignation is to be with drawn for the present. Ringing out the grand Success of Danville a demonstration monday evening. Services to be held in several Danville churches each evening next week. Next week will be observed by Many of the protestant churches of to count Ryas a week of prayer. This is fixed by Ibe j evangelical Alliance. Several of the Dauville churches will observe it by holding special services every evening next week except saturday. These will be prayer Aud Praise services with Short sermons by the pastors. These services will be held at the Mahoning presbyterian Grove presbyterian Pine Street lutheran and St. Paul a methodist churches at St. Paul a next weeks services w ill be but the beginning of the regular mid Winter revival services which will be continued for several weeks. At the Trinity methodist cd urch the mid Winter revival meetings Are being held this week. They will be continued throughout next week and probably a week or two longer. Special services Are also being held at the Shiloh deformed Church every evening this week and next except saturdays. They will be concluded with the communion service on sunday january 13. At Mahoning presbyterian. The reception and exercises at the Mahoning presbyterian Church were Well attended monday evening. The first part of the evening was pleasantly spent in social Intercourse after which Brief reports from All departments of the Church were presented. At eleven of clock the prayer and Praise service was held in the auditorium and the last hour of the Century was impressively passed in listening to a Good musical program by the choir Aud an address by or. Steals. The twentieth Century is Here. There is no disputing the tact this time no matter How the Calendar is figure 1 out. The fact should also have been Well impressed on the minds and Jais of every resident of this City monday night. Some were of the opinion however that the incoming Century was jumped Clear into the fourth of july. It began to arrive monday even soon after dark when Small boys and tin horns were turned Loose on the Street. From that time until Midnight pandemonium reigned and at the first stroke of the Midnight hour it seemed As if More than pandemonium was turned Loose in the tumult of blowing whistles ringing belly tooting horns and shooting Cannon Uius Keis pistols and crack Era. Throughout the Day it looked As if Danville a Celebration to the new Century was going to be a moistened , but when the Clouds rolled by in the Early evening the determination to celebrate again became dominant and Muddy streets could not it. All along the line of March of the Parade stores and residences were handsomely decorated i b ling and Bunting while candles japanese lanterns and other Illumin talons gave color to the scene. In spite of the inclement weather the Parade and demonstration were creditably carried out. The Parade was formed according to program so that thelrue started at 10 35 of clock. Chief Mincemoyer and officer Voris Rode at the head mounted on White horses they were followed by chief marshal Sweisfort and his mounted and unmounted aides Washington Hose company s drum corps company of with a Good representation a Large delegation from Goodrich Post g. A. In and Camp no. 364 p. O. S. Of a., Stoesz band the four Hose companies according to number Mechanicsville band and unassigned delegations. The Large delegation from the p. O. S. Of a. Made a Good appearance being the Only secret organization in line. About half of the members of Washington and Continental Hose companies were in fantastic costumes Black face male Anil female make ups predominating. Two Vount men on horse Back excellently represented indians in full War paint. Along the entire line the streets were ablaze with fire works. Many of the marching men carried red and Green fire torches. The display of fire works was particularly Brilliant along Mill Street from the court House to the first National Bank. Bed and Green fire were burning on All sides and Homan candles were blazing from both sides of the Street from the Side walk t j the tops of the blocks making a scene such As Danville has never before seen at the Midnight hour. Brief mention of the movement of your Friend and acquaintances. Mrs. Moore broke her leg. Mrs. Robert Moore of this City met with a serious Accident at Elizabeth n. J., on monday afternoon. While visiting her daughter at that place she fell Down stairs breaking her leg below the knee. Mrs. Moore is seventy seven years old. Her son Howard Moore went to Elizabeth As soon As he heard of the Accident. A Telegram was received from him tuesday morning stating that his Mother was resting easily. Death of James by an or. James Ryan 8r., died at eight of clock yesterday morning at his Home on Pine Street aged sixty two years. He had been ill for eight months with asthma but heart disease was the direct cause of death. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at nine of clock from St. Josephus Church and burial will let a in the Catholic cemetery. He is survived by a wife and four sons and two daughters James jr., Michael Daniel Patrick Ellen and Mary. Finger in the planer. Benjamin f. Fonlk Foreman of Curry amp Yunnan s pattern shop caught his Finger in a planer yesterday afternoon and seriously injured it. He was running a Short Board through the machine when the planer knives struck a knot throwing the Board around so As to draw the Index Finger of Bis left hand under the knives. The Finger was badly Cut but it can be saved. Next Basket Ball game. The next game of Basket Ball will be a Joyed at the armory on wednesday evening. January 9, Between the Danville players and the Quaker City team of Philadelphia. Unless the game is More liberally patronized than the last few have been it will be the last game played in this City this season. Sheriff moving out. Sheriff George Maiers begun yesterday to move some of Bis articles from the jail residence to his Home on Mill Street. He will move out of his official Home next monday and on tuesday sheriff elect Michael Breckbill will move in and assume the duties of his office. New boilers will be installed at Reading Iron works. Plans Are being made for the installation of new boilers at the puddle Mill of the Reading Iron works to replace the three boilers that Are now in use Over the puddle furnaces. The new boilers will be male at the works of the company in Reading. Their exact details have not been decided on except that they will be larger in every Way than the old ones now in be. The boilers in this department depend for operation on the waste heat throw n off from the furnaces. The boilers now used Are simple cylindrical ones which utilizes but a Small percen age of this waste Energy. The new boilers will have files that will permit of More economical operation or the development of much More Power from the same amount of heat now produced. This additional Power is greatly needed for the operation of the Plant. Christ episcopal sunday school. The Christmas entertainment of Christ episcopal sunday school was held Friday evening it being holy innocents Day. It consisted of an address by. Tie Rector Rev. Erskine Wright singing of carols Etc. After this service a reception was held in the High school room. Ice Cream cake and Candy were served after which prizes were awarded to thirty two members of the school for regular attendance. Mrs. Mcbride died in Harrisburg. The body of mrs. Henry w. Mcbride of no. 24 Cooper Street was brought from Harrisburg Friday evening. Mrs. Mcbride had not been Well for several months. Last saturday thinking a change would improve her health she went to Harrisburg to visit her sister mrs. Fields. She rapidly failed however until she died on thursday from enlargement of the heart. Mrs. Mcbride was forty four years old and is survived by her husband Aud three children James William and Lizzie. Trinity lutheran Church election. At the annual meeting of the Trinity lutheran Church tuesday evening a ter Berger Reuben Boyer and i. C. Jones jr., were selected deacons for two years and a a. Montgomery was elected for two years to succeed Fred w. . D. C. Jones was elected treasurer of the Church for the coming year. Bevan Dietz Hiram Bevan and miss Alice Dietz daughter of Cyrus Dietz of Chambers Street were married Friday afternoon at the Grove presbyterian parsonage by the Rev or. W. A Mcatee. Charles twist of Buffalo n. Y., is a guest at the Home of his Mother on East Market Street. Or. And mrs. Richardson of Mausdale have returned Home after a several Days visit with relatives in West Pittston. Mrs. William Leidy of Summerville to. Mrs. S. Appleman and son of Buckhorn and or. And mrs. C. F. Styer of Shenoda were guests of laundry Man and mrs. W. E. Masc on Bloom Street Friday. Mont Woodside of Philadelphia is visiting his parents or. And mrs. Harry Woodside on Mowrey Street. Miss Emma Stebbins of Northumberland is visiting her sister mrs. A. 1. Bowser of East front Street. Madame Meyer of Philadelphia is a guest at the Home of b. K. Gearhart on Bloom Street. Or. And mrs. Alfred Jacobs of Pittsburg Are visiting or. Jacobs parents or. And mrs. John Jacobs Mill Street. Miss Cornelia Prout spent saturday in Bloomsburg. Mrs. Hannah Sainsbury spent saturday in Bloomsburg. Or. And mrs. W. L. Forsyth and son Clifford of Northumberland spent sunday with Danville friends. Mrs. Laura Bailey Waters of Philadelphia is visiting her father Samuel Bailey of East Mahoning Street. Mrs. Harry Limberger left saturday for Westchester after a visit at the Home of Charles Limberger West Mahoning Street. Miss Jennie Steans of mit Linburg is visiting her brother the Rev or. W. I. Steans on East Mahoning Street. Miss Mabel Gearhart is visiting relatives in Wapwallopen. Mrs. Matilda sheriff is visiting re1 Tives in Shamokin. Miss Rose Sondheim of Mauch chunk is the guest of miss Gertrude Goldsmith on Mulberry Street. Miss Stella Ellenbogen of Philadelphia is visiting her Mother on Mulberry Street. Mrs. L. C. Davis and daughter Dari of , Are guests of miss Emma r. Leisenring West Mahoning Street. William Metier returned to Brooklyn n. Tuesday evening after visiting Danville and South Danville friends. Or and mrs. Oscar Kase or. And mrs. Janies Gillaspy and son Bennie of this City and or. And mrs. William Tine and daughter Cora of re Hatoun spent sunday at the Home of or. And a mrs. Oscar Boyds station. The miss s Emma and Mary moot returned to their Home in Pottsville yesterday after spending the holidays with miss Coletta Goeser on Centre Street. Mrs. William Hedden and daughter Bulah returned last evening from a visit in Philadelphia. Miss Emily Wilkins returned from a visit in Philadelphia last evening. Or. N. M. Smith of South Dauville made a trip to Sunbury yesterday j. L. Shannon of Riverside was in Sunbury Jester Dav. Miss Lizzie Miles returned yesterday to i sinus College Collegeville. Arthur Jones left for Bell Wood yesterday after a visit with relatives in South Danville. Miss Lizzie Waite who has been visiting her Uncle John g. Waite on ferry Street returned to her Home in Ashland yesterday. Miss Lou Kamiler of Williamsport who has been visiting her aunt mrs. Edward Pursell on North Mill Street left yesterday for a visit in Bloomsburg. Charles Fenstermacher of mails Isle returned to state College yesterday. Mrs. C. G. Van Alen of Northumberland called on Danville friends yesterday. Miss Coletta Goeser returned to St. Annas Academy Wilkes Barre yesterday after spending the holidays at her Home on Centre Street. Edward Shultz returned to Philadelphia yesterday after a visit in this City. Edward Dailey returned to the physicians and surgeons College Baltimore md., yesterday after spending the Holiday with his parents or. And mrs. Patrick Dailey on Hemlock Street. Mrs. Harry Johnson of Wilkes Barre returned to Herb Type yesterday after spending the Hulia ays with Danville relatives. Harry Loeb of Punxsutawney is a guest at the Home of Simon Dreifuss on Mulberry Street. William Keim of South Danville left last evening for Newport news va., where be has secured a position in the ship Yards. Mrs. R. S. Harlen of Scranton is visiting her sister mrs. D. C. Jones on Mulberry Street. The misses Anna Beyer and Hannah Fry of Mausdale returned yesterday from a visit at Shamokin. Miss Mildred Coburn of Sunbury was the guest of miss Grace 11 land on ferry Street yesterday. Mrs. W. O. Nevvitt returned to Harrisburg yesterday after a visit at the Home of or. Dewitt Riverside. Luther Diehl of Flat Hock Ohio a former Montour county resident is the guest of relatives in this pity. This is or. Diehls first visit in Danville in Nineteen years. Sue was not drowned but mrs. Hartlieb hid for five Days under porch and in attic. The mystery of the disappearance of mrs. Lizzie Hartlieb was solved sunday morning when she was found lying on the bed in her room at the Home of Julius Heim where she was employed As a Domestic. It was supposed that the woman bad drowned herself by jumping into the River. Instead she was hiding for Over five Days and five nights under the porch and in the attic of the Heim House As she says a trying to keep away from the Man who wants to get me to kill it is believed that the woman is demented. She was accordingly placed in jail and a Telegram was sent to her sister who lives a Shepton Luzerne county. Nothing was seen of the woman since she retired on monday night. Sunday morning about ten of clock mrs. Heim carried an apron and prayer Book up to mrs. Hartlieb a room to place them with other articles belonging to the woman. What was her Surprise to find the woman lying on her bed As unconcerned As though nothing bad happened. A Why Lizzie where have you been a exclaimed mrs. Heim. A up there a a answered the woman unconcern edly pointing to a Small scuttle j Hole leading from her room into a Little j unfinished attic. No step ladder no anything else on which she could standi to reach this Hole to climb up was in the room but a few feet from the Hole the plaster was broken off where she had stepped proving that she had been in the attic. Wien she was questioned she said that the first two Days and nights after she disappeared she was lying under the front porch of the House exposed to the weather. A window from the basement dining room opens under this porch. She says she went out this window Early on Christmas morning and closed the shutters after her. When an examination a was made tier hat and Cape were found j under the porch where she had used j them for a bed. Her clothes and Cape were the Only covering that she had while hiding and sleeping in this exposed place. The woman says that on wednesday night she re entered the House through the dining room window went to her i room and climbed to the attic where she Lias since been hiding. When she was asked whether she had Dave Barrett arrested charged with committing robbery in East Danville. Eaten anything she said that he came Down from the attic on saturday night and got a piece of bread and an Apple. No sign was discovered of her having eaten anything else during the five Days. A open House Quot reception and band concert Well attended. A Large number visited the y. M. C. A. Tuesday afternoon when a open House was kept. Much enjoyment was furnished by the graph phone and music Box and the new albums of autographs of famous people proved to be constant sources of interest. During the afternoon two sides were chosen and played a spirited games of Basket Ball in the gymnasium. From five to 7 >0 of clock the ladies of the auxiliary served refreshments. At 8 15 o clock the concert by shoes band was held in the Hall. This was the Best attended of any of the free entertainments hat have been held and it was one of the most pleasing features of the course. The Hall was crowded and every number on the ten part program elicited Well deserved applause. Young boys narrow escape. Charles Mcginley a twelve years old son of j. R. Mcginley who lives near the fair ground had a cold Bath and came near drowning while skating on Mahoning Creek Friday afternoon. Other boys had skated across the Stream and he thought he could do the something at a Point some distance above the other skaters. He was alone when he went through Ata place where the water was above his head. Every time that he tried to climb out the ice broke letting him Back into the water. Finally be swam to the other Side of the Hole and succeeded in climbing out before assistance reached him. In a Short time the boy was around town none the worse for his narrow escape. Death of a child. Celeste the three years old daughter of or. And mrs. George d. Gearhart of Natalie died at the Home of her grandmother mrs. Celeste Gearhart South Danville monday morning at two of clock. A week ago last saturday the child came with her Mother to visit or. Gearhart smother. On the train she became sick and the illness developed into Scarlet fever from which she died. At the methodist churches. At the St. Paul a m. E. Church a prayer and Praise service was held during the Early part of monday eve the pastor Rev. Ii. C. Harman delivering an address appropriate to the close of the Century. Regular watch Naglit services were held at Trinity m. E. Chur h and St. Peters m. E. Church Riverside addresses being made by the pastors. Taken to state Hospital. Mrs. Lizzie Hartlieb was monday examined at the jail by drug. Curry and Barber. They pronounced her insane and she was taken to the state Hospital. No word has yet been received from mrs. Hartlieb a sister at Shepton. After eluding the authorities for six weeks a a Dave Barrett was lodged in the Montour county jail at six of clock sunday evening charged with Highway robbery. He was arrested at Shamokin on saturday evening. On sunday evening november 11, Thomas Kashner Aud Ralph Ritter were held up and robbed by four foot pads on the Bloom Road at East Danville. The thieves then entered the House of Jacob r. Cole and robbed him and his Niece. The next morning a warrant was sworn out for Barrett who is charged with being the Leader of the footpads and the one who in each Case did the actual robbing. Before the warrant was served he got out of town on a freight train. It was afterwards Learned that he was in Catawissa that Day and it was known afterwards that he passed through town on a Reading freight train on the next Friday. The police Alvo heard that he was seen in Milton about a week ago. Since the crime the authorities of All the neighbouring towns have been keeping a watch for the fellow. On saturday evening Constable Elias Gottshall of Shamokin who knew Barrett saw him entering a Saloon. He kept his Eye of him and summoned special officer Henry Shovelin. Together the officers arrested Barrett and a fellow who was with him and who gave his name As Murphy. Murphy is still held in jail at Shamokin until the authorities can learn whether he is wanted anywhere. The local authorities from the description say that they know of no charge against him. Cons Able Gottshall brought Barrett to this City yesterday afternoon. When asked at the jail where he has been since leaving Dauville Barrett replied a ooh everywhere. A he came to Shamokin on saturday from Mahanoy City. Bloomsburg Defeated. One of the Best Basket Ball games Ever played in Danville was that at the armory tuesday evening Between the local team and Bloomsburg players. At two minutes of the end of the game the game was tied and half a minute before time was up Gaskins made a goal from the Field winning for Danville with a score of 17 to 15. A dispute Over the rules threatened to Stop the game just before the end of the first half but the Danville players gave in to Bloomsburg and agreed to leave out at the end of the first half the score was six to two in Bloomsburg a favor. Both teams played fast Ball. The teams lined up As follows Danville. Bloomsburg. . Lewis . Lewis summary a goals from Field Bedea 3 Newbaker 1 Sechler 2 Gaskins 2 Moore 4 Quick 2 e. Lewis 1. Goals from foul Bedea it e. Lewis 1, referee Diehl Danville Umpire Rickard Bloomsburg time keeper House. Time. 20 minute halves. Following the game a Well attended dance was held at the armory. Music was furnished by Metherall a orchestra. It was y enjoyed until an Early hour wedge Day morning. Nearly asphyxiated. Coal Gas from a heating stove came near claiming two victims on Cooper Street Early thursday morning. The timely discovery of the situation probably saved the lives of mrs. William Galtney of Mahanoy plane and her sister in Law miss Minnie Gaffney of Philadelphia. As it was both women were very sick but they had about recovered last evening. Or. And mrs. William Gaffney and their baby and miss Gaffney spent Christmas with their parents or. And mrs. Matthew Gaffney of no. 104 Coop or Street. On wednesday night the Young women and the baby slept together. A Register in their room opened from the a double Heater stove in the sitting room below. On retiring the family unintentionally left a door of this stove open and the draughts turned the wrong Way. About five of clock Friday morning the Young women were awakened by the baby. Both of them had bad headaches and a queer feeling which they could not understand. They also wond ered what caused the horrible taste in their Mouths. When mrs. Gaffney got out of bed she was so dizzy that she could hardly stand and when miss Gaffney arose she at once fell to the floor. Although she was nearly unconscious miss Gaffney then realized what was the matter and succeeded in shutting off the Register. Other members of the family were alarmed and Means were at once taken to relieve the sufferers. Or. Paules was summoned and soon had the Young women on the Road to recovery. The baby was More covered by the bed clothes so that it did not inhale so much of the Gas and it was not very sick. But it was enough affected so that it cried Aud woke up the others. Gademann Pitner. At noon Lue it Dav a. George Gade Matin of and Mims Jennie Pitner were Inai ried at the Home of the brides Mother in Kle Sije. The Rev. Wade w. Hartman of Freeland a Cousin of the Bride performed the ceremony in the presence of the family. After a wedding dinner or. And mrs. Gade Maun left for Philadelphia Washington and Baltimore. They will Resillez in Philadelphia. The accounts Council paid up boroughs Bills for the Century. The Council closed up the boroughs finances for the Century at the special meeting last evening. President Kem Mer and councilmen Vastine Amesbury Fetterman Goldsmith Jones Deutsch Sechler and Brandt a Here present. Chief butlers annual report for the fire department showed that during the year there were six fires nailing a total loss of $44,415. The report of chief of police Mincemoyer shows that during the year fourteen offenders convicted before Justice of the peace Hunter paid tines of $86, and before Justice Bare paid fines of $104, with several fines unpaid. All Bills against the Borough were or need paid and after the meeting treasurer Harry Ellenbogen paid Cash to All debtors presenting their claims. The Bills ordered paid were a Hoard of health department. Kossman amp son.$10.00 Montour american. 3.50 or. C. Schultz. 12.00 b. B. Brown. 27.50 fire department. Chief engineers salary.$52.00 executive Board. 25.00 Eire department appropriation. .150.00 Borough department. Regular officials,.$82.40 regular employees. 7.95 John g. Brow. 17.55 George f. Reifsnyder. 1.88 a. H. Grone.70 Standard Gas co. 4.00 Standard electric Light co 407.50 water department. Regular employes.$123 16 Sam a. Mccoy. 20.00 employees on Annex. 152 91 Frank Schram. 6.15 Penna r. R. Co. 2.65 John g. Brown. 4.00 p. Amp r. a. C. Amesbury.127.05 h. R. Moore. 17.98 a. H. Grone. 5.00 Standard Gas co. 7.40 review of the Century a Brief review of the notable advances of the nineteenth Century in different departments were the features of the meeting at the Grove presbyterian Church monday evening. The Rev. Or. W. A. Mcatee presided. At the rear of the pulpit was draped a Large american Flag Over which was the inscription 1800-1900. Prof. C. Houser read an interesting paper on the a Progress in the natural he interestingly described the discoveries of geologists chemists philosophers meteorologists electricians physiologists and anatomists and the applied uses that have been made of their discoveries. Or. Theodore f. Patterson gave an interesting account of the Advance in the Art of Iron making from the Days of charcoal furnaces in which h ions of pig Iron was made in a Day to the immense furnaces at Duquesne turning out 600 tons a Day. The puddling Furnace he said Lias seen its Day although it will probably be used for years to come for certain purposes just As the old charcoal furnaces Are stil operated to a limited extent. In this connection he stated that the puddling furnaces of the Reading Iron company in this City now employ More men than any other puddling Plant in the world. E. S. Gearhart esq., gave an extended review of the political advancement or retrogression of All nations during the Century treating of tire Advance of England Germany France Russia Japan Africa and All of the american republics and the manner in which Italy Greece Turkey and China have either stood still or gone backward. Prof. R. H. Wilson gave a Brief account of the literary advancement of the Century telling of some of the most notable writings of the time. Or. F. M. Gotwald read an interest aug historical sketch of Danville for the past 100 years telling of some of the most important events that have marked the growth of the town from a Small Hamlet. A successful entertainment. The children a Holiday entertainment at salvation army Hall on new years eve was a Success. The Hall was Well filled. The recitations and songs by the children were Well rendered. Prof. Reese presided at the Organ. Charles Shellhart Sang a Solo. The Riverside choir furnished several selections Santa Claus was on hand to distribute Candy and gifts for the children of the sunday school. The or. Sergeant major gave prizes to those who have been most regular in attendance. After the entertainment a watch night Bervice was held which was Well attended. Improvements at Reading station. Improvements will probably be begun at the Reading station today which will relieve the crowded condition of the office at that place. Partitions will be removed throwing two closets at the rear into the main office adding considerably to the room for the use of the clerical Force. This room and agent Fousty a private office will then be repainted adding greatly to the appear Ance of the place. Mrs. Heckendorn a death. Mrs. James a Heckendorn died suddenly yesterday morning at her Home Toby run hollow. She was fifty two years old and is survived by her husband. 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 to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest Mamer Job printing Kfaft kinds and desorption. Jug to get our paces before place your orders. Exciting Chase after mad dog snapped at everything he would reach killed by Howard Fields. The mad dog that bit several other canines at Toby run hollow on sunday morning was killed at four of clock that afternoon about three Miles below this City. It is known that he bit about fifteen dogs during his mad career. How Many More animals might have been bitten is a matter of conjecture. But it would be Well for the owners of All dogs in this Vicinity to watch them carefully for the next two weeks. After he was seen to bite five or six dogs at Toby run the dog disappeared from that Vicinity about eleven of clock. A Little Over an hour later the dog passed through Liis City snapping at every thing that he saw. He was seen to bite several dogs near Roger a store on Kast front Street. He came Down front Street and finally passed from town along the River Bank. At the Corner of front and Pine streets he was seen to bite three dogs. Trank Ross who lives at the Corner of water and Pine streets seeing the strange actions of the animal secured a gun and followed him. Some distance below town another dog was bitten and near the water tank two Small dog were snapped at As they were playing along the Tow path. Hen near Lloyd Lamherson a place or. Ross shot at the animal three times across the canal crippling it with one shot. In spite 0� that the dog continued Down the Tow path. Near Chulasky cinder tip he bit two dogs belonging to or. Lamberson who followed him across the Fields to the Kasef Arnt. There the Farmer Howard Fields joined the Chase with a gun. He shot the animal five times before he fell. Two More shots at close Range ended the dogs career. The animal was a Large rough haired ugly looking brute weighing sixty or seventy pounds. Or. Lamberson immediately killed one of his dogs and he has penned the other one up to keep it for ten Days or More. All dogs that were bitten should either be killed at once or securely fastened and muzzled until All danger of hydrophobia is passed. It has also been suggested that the City authorities should keep a close watch ready to take summary measures should any of the dogs of the City develop the rabies. Reason for poor scores at Mausdale Gan clubs shoot. A number of Danville sportsmen attended the shooting match of the Mana Dale gun club at Mausdale new years Day. In the live Pigeon shooting Low scores were made because of the Lively Birds released from the traps. In shooting for ten Birds each h. Phile killed seven a. Fry three c. Lawrence seven a. H. Woolley six and a. Lawrence six. At nine Birds each d. Wise killed one William t. Speiser six j. Snyder two William e. Lunger five Aud Frank Cowbell one. A. Robison killed one out of four a. Evans three out of four and j. Evans one out of five. At the Blue Rock traps with fifteen targets each a. H. Woolley broke ten h. Phile nine c. Lawrence and a. Fry seven each and a. Lawrence twelve. Church starts Century Well. At the annual meeting of the Pine Street lutheran Church tuesday evening Samuel Werkheiser and d. S. Bloom were re elected elders for two years and Joseph h. Johnson was elected for one year to fill the unexpired term of the late George Unger. F. G Rohoch and w. Swartz were re elected deacons and Joseph Breidenbaugh and w. E. Kase were re elected trustees. Reports from the three special funds started at the beginning of 1900, show that $100 iras realized from the ten cent a week fund $67 from the ladies Dollar club and $45 from the Penny a Day fund. The new Century starts with the Church in excellent financial condition All running expenses paid Aud the largest balance in the Treasury Ever held at the beginning of a year. Children did Well. The children a entertainment Given in the y. M. C. A. Thursday evening under the auspices of the ladies auxiliary was thoroughly enjoyed by All present. The children performed their parts with credit both to themselves Aud the ladies who drilled them. The program consisted of a tableau by children arranged by mrs. James scat let song by a chorus of Small boys kindergarten exercises by miss Cora eases class motion song a song of the lilies a by four Little girls vocal duet by Ethel Foust and Ethel Haring recitation a Christmas dream a Harry Schoch song by Saul Mccoy land a Florence Trumbower. Thanks from the committee. The committee of arrangements for monday nights demonstration met tuesday night to Settle up the accounts. All Bills were approved and they were paid wednesday. A Resolution was adopted thanking the members of the bands Aud drum corps and All those who participated in the Parade and helped to make Tbs demonstration a Success. Will it reach him. Among the letters recently sent out by Young men from the y. M. C. A., requesting the autographs of famous people was one addressed to general Aguinaldo ? philippine islands

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