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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 7, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaBone paper a for the Home i he circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay Yon to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per year or Irvino h. Jennings iwo l 1st. Office al it a fire 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 has is prepared at All times to ext is coi Tkv Wii 1 never he entirely Erke until it supplies allot its own demands wit 11 its own a me in the neatest manner Job printing \ of vol. 49--no i. Danville. A. T ill 1�kday january 7 190-1. Psi in i8�5 fall kinds and description 9 a. M Hgt n m 1 r. M to m we Mill st., Ihnn Villa. It. <4111 1.1/. >1 i. 4 j a my t. St., , i a. Disease it it filie Stoi Tuu h Mill intestines a specially let u. I. , dentist personal sly Lornitis. Mill Shiiki a a a a a i k ii ii Umi Wolti Sotil i twin. 11 ital dec u a re 11 she it Hilly. A a a la it i and tier it 1 it proved i in Len Ami a a 1 1 a a a a l�-1 in most a tire Eilt work. 1 k. C. 1. Ray nods ont is i -288 Mil Quot. To. Danville i a. Dentistry a 1.1 a Jim it charges Mol i he a 1 h a 1 re in to indeed bint., 1892. Of Iii it Hii m is. Warner weather foday. Frozen a p have the Call a Tero v. T High 011 the tube this i it week of prayer. Get to a swing of writ aug the a a 4. A you 11 eve t Titis the water until the pipes fit / the Trai l a a he cold wave was along the live r Luv s the l i was certainly a it the thermometer a a v1 i Jay. A hit of Pon i solutions w re made to by in o. I. The r a a at is Turne i. But then there a a Ltd her. To a 1 01 with the new year s swear Oil now to acquire a strange thirst. Robert mortis. East m irked Street is of the sick list to suffering from an attack of grip. Apprentices Ltd the Pennsylvania Railroad <1 of a e required to Seive a four years apprenticeship instead of three a formerly. 3m the m i l who tiie Rometer registered Ali in it was in demand tuesday. The pay toll for the first two weeks in i a tuber in the american car amp fount re or by Twik exceeded $93,000. A Ltd edit in to tie we thei reports there Are Low tempera to is for All. Leh Igli county for the ear 1903 issued 1157 marriage Licen is 70 More than in 1902, an i the Large number issued in any tie year. The Suo full is keeping up w Ith the weather mail s predictions in a Way to make him s lid with people who have sleighs for hire. The new was inaugurated throughout tie country generally in a quiet and Uii stent Vitious wit1 there was a notable absence of the noisy demonstrations. The pretty school teachers fit Cumberland county Are so popular that the school Board of Carlisle Lias compelled the girls to sign contracts for the full term there is but one Day 1 1 make Good resolutions while there Are 365 in which to try to keep them. Why not resolve to do at least one kind act every Day of the new year. There can the too much Sunshine. Even if you do write it 1903 Foi a few Days your correspondent will know what you mean. The state Board of health of Indiana has issued orders forbidding the re employment of 2ho teachers in the Public schools who Are afflicted with 1 ube Renosis. It Speaks volumes for the Energy and poetical ability Enli a. D in the work a of the M c a throughout the it entry that this organization has add d a new building to its equipment a very six Days during the year 1903. This sort of weather a cuts ice with More than the Toal men. The ice men Are having their inning too there is a general consensus of opinion that this i Ute a is old Fash Ion of enough and Winter enough. With the thermometer below the Mark there an visions that the Price of ice will he Low next summer. At the same time there is a Stern reality that the Coal pile is rapidly diminishing in the cellar miss a. M Keeler the dressmaker has removed from 307 East Market Street to dwelling above a. B. Cleavers store. I Henry a minstrels will appear in Danville on monday january Lluli. What s the use of going away for the Winter wac n you can stay at Home and get All you want of it nominate Good men at tie primaries and then elect them. Picking presidential candidates is rather a thankless task just now hut Nauy people Are engaged in it. It would he Wiser to wait until the time for picking Early Spring Flowers. The Winter weather is severe enough Here and the oldest inhabitant is sat is fled. Councilman i a Montgomery Wiio was confined to his bed Fot a couple of weeks has improve 1 of late and is Able to sit up. The Borough Council thursday be held a special meeting for the purpose of paying Bills and hearing the reports required t it wind up Imu ii pal affairs tor the past Yar Besnch transacting any other business that might Conn up tor consideration. Chief of police 1 Glt mine Noyer presented his report for the year just end 1, which on motion was accepted and ordered spread upon the inmates. Them were tort two arrests during the year the offences embracing drunk Stiness Diso Deily conduct lighting obstructing sidewalks peddling profanity burying horses in the Borough and violating Market ordinance. Sev a. A of Tom tax penalty of their Imor Deuce by under going Impi of oiment in the look up hut the majority of the offenders paid the Fine imposed which in the aggregate foots up $154. During the year there were 154 tramps harboured in the lock up Thomas traitor jr.,chief Engineer of the Eire department presented his report. There were 15 fires during the year. The tires were either unattended with damage or the loss was slight. The most destructive tire occurred at the Reading Iron works on december 26, the loss being $1100. The total loss by fire was #1.270. The report embraced inventories showing the equipment of each com pan. The membership of each company is As follows Friendship. A 1 Washington.62 Continental,37 Goodwill. 61. On motion the report was accepted and ordered spread upon the minutes. Trio fourth quarterly appropriation due tie Eire department of motion of or. Swank was ordered paid. The annual salary of $32 due the chief of the fire department of motion of or. Lloyd was ordered paid. The annual appropriation due the sex live Board of Hie fire depart on motion of or. Feuster for one hour and a half Friday afternoon the mummers owned the town and that they did themselves proud no one who witnessed their line Parade will fora moment Controvert or deny. That their efforts were appreciated and looked Forward to with enjoyment by the citizens of the town was attested by the throngs that filled flu streets Long before the Parade started Aud loitered until the last reveler had meandered by. Mill Street from the Bridge to the Arnty was Black with people who lined the sidewalks and at Many places crowded out into the Street leaving barely room for the Parad to pass. The weather was All that could he desired. About noon the Sun began to Shine quite warm yet the Snow did not melt to any extent so that the streets remained in the b to of condition for marching. Good weather the woman s benevolent association of Danville will hold its annual in it Uig at the residence of mrs. Robert mag Iii 113 West Market Street at 3 p. In., today. Tin first regular meeting Otth reason As is customary will be devoted wholly to business in tin line of organization an 1 in getting Leidy for a Busy season s work. Mrs. S. Y. Thompson is president miss Helen t. Mag ill Secretary and mrs. 1. \. Fersing treasurer of the association. Not Only will officers he elected on to liars a Lay Bur two managers will be chosen a from each of the thirteen different a churches in to represent that con Jan gation in to. Relief work during they or. The annual meeting will he followed by regular Nice Wiigs of such dates As May in decided upon in Tom rooms of tie woman s benevolent a asocial brought out a Good crowd not As sight Tion in tie third a st a re Ltd Tom 1 human due of Macher was also ordered paid. The finance committee of Council in whose hands tin matter had been left at the previous my a Ting reported that after do consideration it had decided to advise against any liquidation of Ali water indebtedness at present either by buying in Bonds or other Wise. On motion of or. Reifsnyder a Section of Hose reported As out of order at the Good will Hose House was ordered repair 1. On motion of or. Swank tin Purchase of two nippers for to police was authorized. Or. Lloyd state i that the were Good reasons for believing that other persons than the roaring or a i Farmer recently arrested 1 for tin offence were purchasing produce in the Curbstone Market for the purpose of Selling the same. The police officers were asked to he on the Lookout for Scull Violat ions. The following members were present at the meeting last night Vas Tiue Swank Fenstermacher welliver Reifsnyder Lloyd and Joseph Gibson. The following Hills for payment w a t e r department. He Gulai employees $129.70 Joseph Lechner .75 Gross and Leffler 22.65 Washington Hose co 1.35 Titomas w. Reifsnyder 8.45 Standard Gas co 8.40 h b. Patton 20.00 Edward Corrona 5.co Borough department. Regular employees $ 82.50 labor Aud hauling 29.40 a. C. Amesbury 38.95 Standard electric Light co 454.93 Standard Gas co 3.20 welliver hardware co 1.05 t. W. Reifsnyder. 29.60 b. B. Brown health officer 9.55 or. C. Shultz Secretary 13.25 Joseph Lechner 1.71 j. C. Mincemoyer 107 meals in lock up at 13 cents 13.91 May be admitted to school. A fact which May not be known to All the patrons is that children who will be six years old Between january 1st Arne june 1st next May he admitted to the schools now by show ing a or till Cate of successful vaccination. According to a rub in Force Here pupils who will arrive at the school age Between the opening of the term and the Holiday vacation Are permitted to enter school on the first a Lay those who will not arrive at the Pronier age until Afier the new year can not be enrolled until that Date. No time should be lost in either Case in order to obtain full Benefit of the course. Frost bitten ears and feet. Rottert nil son of mrs. Louisa Nice South Danville who attends school in the set Ond Ward this City froze ins ears very badly tuesday morning. Ii suffered intensely on his Way to school and soon after entering the warm room found that his ears were Frozen. Such remedies As were at hand were applied by the teacher hut tie Hoys ears began to swell had by Aud were soon double their natural size. He was obliged to go Home where he re ived la Edical Tatu Keiit. Miss Bassett of Rush township who also attends the second Ward school had liar feet and hands badly Frozen. The Young adv it appears tuo Day walked to school Ami notwithstanding the exercise was affected Hyth cold As above described. Everything pos sible was done for her at Ali school building Ali ill work a was sent to her parents who later took h i Home in a Sleigh. Seers alone but also As Inu Nim is. In fact tin Parade which w is a Nam sir affair surpassed All expectations. The mummers began forming at i 30 and by 2 of clock the Parade was Leady to move. It was divided into three divisions. The first division was led by chief marshal r. B. Pursel and John Patton and Harry Philo aids All mounted. The second division was led by a. C. Rote Thomas Trainor jr., Jasper Perry and Theodore Baker. The third division which consisted of horsemen was marshalled by William Suter. Stooss band furnished music in the first division. The Mee Havics Ville hand was in the second division while the Washington drum corps marched with the horsemen. The Parade was led by will g. Brown in an Oldro Obic. To was followed by seven National guardsmen after whom came twelve uniformed firemen marching four abreast and representing the Friendship and the Continental fire companies. St Oest baud came next after which the Long line Haft led description and lingers on the memory simply As a confusion of kaleidoscopic colors embraced in a confusing array of make ups. Allot the Ingenito and picturesque and no two of them alike. The line of March embraced every form of minstrel outfit extant. There were indians in every style of Indian Toggery there were cowboys and greasers old mephistopheles i him if a Uncle Sam Quot and tramps galore a Reubens Quot Ami Young married couples from the country. Every outlandish Conception in the Way of disguise was to he seen along with oddly devised vehicles drawn or pushed along by Bony old horses which were dressed up to imitate tie mummers. There were some thirty five Nam on , All wearing false faces or decorated with Burnt Cork. There was nothing Mote laughable among the Jolly masquerades than some a it the advertising outfit Many a if these were on the order of and wich Quot men hut in the make up no Rule was followed the Only object being to produce a grotesque to it and to advertise the goods. The Parade surpassed everything of its kind Ever seen in Danville. There were hundreds of men in line tin Parade on the Home stretch extending Early All the Way from Mill Street to the Washington Hose House. Much Praise is due d. C. Willi Anibas chairman of the committee of arrangements for the full measure of Suco As attained. At the same time the rank and file of the Parade must not be overlooked. All who participated deserve credit not Only for the Good order maintained hut also for the originality and the artistic taste displayed in the endless variety of costumes. Otherwise Danville could not have enjoyed the Best new years Parad Ever seen in its history. Beaver free Library. These meetings at which the time is wholly devoted to it it sewing for the poor Are usually a a or up a luring the Winter the aim being no it Only to a Supply immediate demands in tin Way of bedding and wearing apparel Hilt to create a surplus of the same which will be available during flu Early part of the preceding Winter before the association gets Down to Wink. Already during this Winter there have been appeals to the association for help Coal being mostly what was need a. The indications Are that we will have a Long and severe Winter and the ladies foresee an abundance of work for charitably disposed people. The woman s benevolent association has been in existence for a number of years. It membership at times Lias been Large at Oiler times peaking of those who Are at All a Tiv a it s membership has fallen below what inadequate to accomplish the work that would seem to devolve upon it. At present a a specially Tom association would like to it increase it membership. The fee is but 25 cents although any larger sum will he thankfully received and apply Ltd to a Beneficent purpose. Under the method employed of choosing managers from each of the churches the association is Able to keep in touch with the various strata of Lif. Throughout the town it is in a position to do to a Mike at Short notice the wort Hamor Tom unworthiness of every Case that comes up and thus is an Agency which can he Prev need by a Lack of resources Only from accomplishing unlimited Good. As at present equipped Tom association in any one Case Cau extend Only temporary Imp. It makes it a Point to reach old people an i the Quot Siek who Aie in destitute circumstances. Beyond Thi it do s merely what it can. Who will deny that it i it a Noble institution and As such deserving not Only commendation hut All the assistance it asks Coal rapidly consumed. There is a big increase in the Quantity of fun l consumed during a Eold wave such As prevailing at present a fact which is plainly perceptible in the family Coal i 1 the same thing is noticeable at the water works and at the Hospital for tie insane. At the latter institution they Are now Cousin Mug for All purposes thirty tons of Coal per Day As the result of Experiment the Hospital authorities have Learned that River Nal answers admirably for All purposes there and they Are now a ing it to Tom exclusion of All other kinds with the result that a considerable saving is effected. At the present season an enormous Quantity of water i wasted through tie practice of leaving the he drafts run during the night to prevent freezing. To Supply this deficiency extra pumping i required. This consumes More Steaki which in turn requires More Coal. At flu water works also River Coal is burned so that tin in a a Peuse is kept Down to a minimum. Collection for Butler fever patinas Tom collection taken at the concert on no w years night in the y m a a., for the fever sufferers at Buth i. Pa., amounted to $10.no, which was turned Over to the Daviu National Bank to he forwarded. Assumed half interest. A a i a me Elo i l a it As until a half in Terpst in the mercantile business con ducted by j d Danvila the firm henceforth will a known ii j 11. Kase a go Montour House is sold. The Montour House Danville s most famous old hostelry of which the Date James l. Rich i was owner and Laud lord for Over forty a Ais. Has found a new owner in the person of e. T. Liu Nard of Philadelphia. Or. Linuard who until recently was half owner of Tom Ltd Donade hotel Philadelphia Elo a a i tin bargain yesterday. The Price paid it is understood was $23,000. The new owner will assume charge on thursday of next week. Whether he will remove to Danville Ami conduct the hot 1 in person or employ a Man to run it for him is not known at present. The Montour House was lire opened in 1834. Few hotels Are better known throughout the country. Browers history states that the House was originally built by general Daniel Montgomery who kept a store in the Corner room an Orchard extended from the building up to ferry str Quot to Boyd Colton Ami Donaldson also kept store there. In 1834 it was first opened As a hotel by Samuel Brady who gave it its name Quot the Montour House. A a Quot in 1846 g. M. Sloop purchased the property and subsequently the House was kept by w. G. Gaskins Cornelius Garretson Smith. Kramer Kirk Aud if was about 1859 that the late James l Riehl became Ouei and landlord five veterans were pall bearers. The remains of mrs. J. B. Love of Milton were brought to this City of the 11 24 p. A a r. Train yesterday Aud taken direct to Odd Fellows a met by where interment was made. The husband of tin a ased was a Veteran of the civil War and among tin residents of this City who tin t the funeral at Tom station we re a number of veterans members of goo Drudi Post. Tie following acted a pall hear Samuel Mottern James James Clarence pric William m. Hidden John it Ross Ley and g. W. Jackson. Tom funeral was quire a Large on Tom following persons with Tom Lam ily of the a a astr a accompanied the remains to this City Calvin Cromley Milton Samuel Bloom and Mui and or Alverta a Ning i of Sun Buie f. B. Kelly a a i Lebanon mrs. L. Layman and mrs. J c Gibson Havre 1&Quot f a Ray a k miss Elizabeth Antrim of West Pittston is the gue it a of her sister mrs. Will g. Brown. Or. Aud mrs. Charles f. Campbell of Sunbury spent sunday at the hed deits Iio Usi As guests of John l. Campbell. Chat h s Jacobs of Philadelphia is visiting his parents or and mrs. John Jacobs sr., East Market Street. Harry Charlton left yesterday for Baltimore md., after a Short visit in this City. A. M. Diehl left yesterday for i Ike Sharre. Walter .1 Low tie accompanied by .1 b. Tclo8s a fellow student returned to Lafayette College yesterday after a sojourn during the holidays at the Home of his father j. W. Lowrie Strawberry Ridge or. And mrs Arthur e. Robinson and Daub to a Eleanor of Roxborough arrived at this City yesterday for a visit at the Home of Justice j. P. Bare. Ira Johnson of Northumberland was a Danville visitor yesterday. Mrs. John w. Farnsworth returned Home from Philadelphia last evening w s. Reed of a d business in this City yesterday. Mrs. S. A Yorks and daughter miss Mary let yesterday for , n. C. John by Nib i transacted business in Sunbury yesterday. John Weniger visited friends in Sunbury yesterday. Georg b. Kase of Kaseville left yesterday for Lancaster. Hiram Weaver transacted business in Sunbury yesterday. Or. And mrs. George Shultz left yesterday for Buffalo n y., after a Short visit in this Day Henry Rempe returned i rom new York City la re vening. J. F. Tooley was in Shamokin yesterday. Or. Aud mrs. John Landau a turned to Washington. D. Yesterday after a visit with relatives in South Danville. W. T. Shepperson transacted business in Sunbury yesterday. Mrs. William Meliek of Milton visited friends in this City yesterday. Aaron Williams left yesterday for Coyne Lackawanna county. Miss Ella Snyder called on blooms Burg Friend yesterday. Mrs. E. Brown of Tii lands in this City yesterday. Warming the mail Wagonr. The carriers of the Rural ire delivery routes had a trying experience of it a luring tin cold spell. Those who have their wagons fixed of runners were Abb to Avail themselves a of the us of a lantern. The latter like a lamp throws nut a considerable amount of heat which in tin Small Ami tightly loss al mail Wagon soon has the effect of raising the temperature so that the Carrier if properly wrapped a a an get along with tolerable Comfort Van in the coldest weather. Diminutive stoves Are manufactured Ami can he bought ill this City design a i for us in wagons the most of the milk and huckster wagons which ply about town Are equipped with these Little stoves the vendors enjoying comparative Comfort whore a few years ago those in their position nearly froze. There is a Good la bal of a Langer of the wagons taking fire unless precaution i exercised to keep blankets and other combustible matter away from the stove. The same danger May exist where lanterns Are used such lires Are reported almost daily and several Are on record in this county. The great fore Augle so Dos circus which toured the West lust year is coining through this Section of tin state the coining summer an Advance agent is already on tin mad engaging grou u a is Many pupils out of school. This i not the kind of weather when truancy is Apt to flourish revert lifeless truant officer Young states that he finds an unusually Large number of children out of school and explains that they Are do Tain a i at Home by illness. At the same time tin re is no great prevalence of infectious diseases in Danville illness where it exists consisting mostly of a Eold in one of its various forms health officer Brown last evening stated that there have Bee Lafew cases of scar Latina and of Membranous sore Throat tin dwellings where the latter exists being placarded taking a both he said there Are All told Only Throe Ca is in town and those Are not serious. Brickwork Well under Way. All building operations at tin Hospital for the insane have by it a fact rally held up Hyth Eold wave. Tin Brick layers have do no no work this week. No of or. Shepherds foremen last a v Tiiu however stated that there is no intention of suspending work on account of the weather the Walls on two buildings Aro finished As far As tic third floor which leaves hut one Lory to build. Tin contractor will lie in wait for fair weather. By taking a a Vantage of the Nice a lays As they occur the brickwork on both buildings can in a slant time he completed. One. Under roof tin buildings can by finished regardless of the weather. A he a lire for which the cold wave would have been indirectly responsible was very narrowly averted at the Resi Huce of Henry l. Gross West Mahoning Street a tuesday morning. A Frozen Supply pipe caused the Quot water Back Quot to Hurst the explosion entirely demolishing the stove and ret Ting the room of fire. About half past six o clock Isaac Gross who had spent the night with his father arose and turned of the fire in the Kitchen Range after which he left for his own Home. He attended to the fires there and did some other chores spending in All half an hour \ or More when lit returned to his Atli Eros residence. As lie approached the House lie saw smoke issuing from the windows of the Kitchen. Hurrying to the rear lie opened the a Loor when 2� scene met his gaze which baffled description. The Kitchen which he left in Good order less than an hour before a mass of ruins. The stove was shattered to fragments. The oven Doois along with other heavy pieces of Iron were lying Oil the opposite Side of the room while Tom mass of red hot coals had been shot in a Volley some eight feet against tie wainscoting which quickly ignited and along with the floor was burning rapidly. The Walls Ami ceiling were covered with soot Aud ashes while a chair caught in the explosion was split in two. A few buckets of water which were convenient sufficed to extinguish the fir. Isaac could not help but realize that lie was twice fortunate. Had be been a few minutes earlier he would no doubt have been caught in the explosion. When judging by the ruin wrought his chances for escape would have been slim. Had he been a Little later the tire would have gained sufficient headway to endanger or destroy the entire dwelling. The Range at or. Gross is equipped with a water Back. Such explosions which Are caused by the Supply pipe freezing up have to be guarded against in cold weather. Or. Gross who was the Only occupant of the House at the time of the explosion was sleeping Aud did not Bear the noise. Ali report however was Beard by neighbors on the opposite Side of West Mahoning Street. A similar Accident occurred at the residence of mrs. Eva myer lower Mulberry Street tuesday morning. A Frozen pipe caused the water Back to burst the stove Here was also wrecked although the ruin was not so general As at or. Gross. Mrs. Myer was in the Kitchen at the time Aud was struck upon the head by a flying missile although Only slightly injured. Toliu l. Evans in a fire. Hofei Highland out the finest hostelries of Albuquerque new Mexico at which our townsman John l. Evans was a Hoarder was destroyed by fire on tuesday evening of last week. The Quot daily citizen Quot of Albuquerque last wednesday published a graphic description of the fir the hotel contained forty five rooms and accommodated some thirty five guests. The tire broke our at 7 of clock and was discovered by John l. Evans who was eating his supper. Or. Evans gave the alarm after which the response by the firemen was prompt hut in spite of All that could be a Ion the hotel was totally destroyed. The lanies spread with lightning like rapidity. As soon As be discovered the fir or. Evans rushed to Bis room Ami succeeded in saving Bis trunk by throwing it out of the window onto on of to roofs adjoin aug. The time was Short however and m order to save himself he was obliged to lie leaving Bis suit Case and a portion of his clothing a prey to the flames. Among the other guests were a number who did not fare so Well As or. Evans losing All they bad in their rooms. In a letter received in this City yesterday or. Evans states that he has taken lodging in another hotel and is none the worse for Bis experience in the fire. It is now quite cold at Albuquerque and ice quickly forms. The atmosphere however is equable in temperature and is considered very pure salubrious. And cold wave is past. The weather yesterday was still piercingly cold and judging by its effects there seemed to be Little difference in the temperature Between tuesday morning Aud the morning of yesterday there was however a difference of some twelve degrees As shown by the thermometers. The coldest reported was at Kipp s run where Mercury at 2 a. In. Stood at 20 degrees and at 5 a. M. At 18 degrees below. At 5 30 of clock the thermometer at the Montour House registered 10 degrees below Zero. Oldest weather w forty three years. According to a meteorological record kept it the Cash Hook at the store of a h. Catawissa tuesday was tin coldest Day in that town for the past forty three years. Of the 16th of january 1861, the Mercury Register a 25 degrees below Zero whilst Outh morning of january 5, 1904, it registered 20 below. At no time since the form a Dato has the thermometer indicated such a Lowd it Gree of temperature As existed in that Borough tuesday morning. Georg Maiers sheriff elect was inducted into his office monday at noon. This is or Maiers second term As sheriff his first term expiring with the close of 1900,while Michael break Hill tin retiring incumbent yesterday completed his third term As sheriff or Montour county. Michael Breckbill was first elected ill 1888 and served luring �?T89, �?T90 and �?T91, being succeeded in 1892 by c. P. Harder present Post master of a i Ville. In 1894 or. Bre Bill was again elected Bis second term ending with the close of 1897. A was succeeded in 1898 by Gorge Maiers who 011 retiring in january 1901 was succeeded by or. Bre Bill 011 his third and last term. Michael Bre Bill was not to first sheriff of Montour county to hold the office for three terms. His Case is Par ale led by Edward Young who held Down the offic for three terms being first elected in to 50s. Young was sheriff when Clark and mrs. Twiggs we re convict 1 of murder and it was in who officiated at the execution. Sheriff Young ran tor the fourth term but was Defeated. Mihael Breckbill one of tin most popular of our sheriffs has been a resident of Montour cd it duty since 1858. He was born in Lebanon county in 1834 his father was a paper maker and later for a period of ten a ars was employed in the paper Mill at Catawissa. In 1850 Michael Bre Bill then a boy of 16, was hired to drive a Stag coach from Selius Grove to Williamsport. He was i a it employed to drive a packet boat from Williamsport to Jersey Shore during the summer Anda stage coach to Trout run and the Block House during the Winter. His next a a in Layment during to years a it of �?T51, �?T52 and �?T53, was driving a mail buggy from Williamsport to Milton remaining in the latter place Over night. In Milton lilt Learned tie printing Trade serving three year9 under col Eck in the office of tin Quot Milton he later worked As a a a Jour Printer in the office of the Quot Home Gazette Quot Lewisburg. In 1858 to came to Mon Tom county and was employed Ltd a the farm of j. W. Foresman Mahoning township. He intended to study Law hut the War breaking out be changed his plans. He had just graduated at the Danville Academy under professor Weston who in september 1861, lie enlisted serving in the War until 1865. At the close of the War lie returned to it this county and in 1866 was married. For some years he followed farming in Mahoning township. Ministers will have Saloon supervision. The ministerial association of the Panther Creek Valley Aud the eleven Saloon keepers of Summit Hill against whose License applications the former recently filed Remous Straucey in the Carbon county court have compromised in a most Peculiar manner Aud the remonstrances will be withdrawn. The ministers alleged that there were too Many saloons at Summit Hill and they prayed the court to reduce the number proportionate to the population. They declared that the eleven against whom they remonstrated were tin most undesirable and their action caused conster Tiou among the tavern proprietors. Summit Hill Salon lists however Are ingenious Fellows and they decided to see what could be done to alleviate tin antagonism of the ministers. A committee of the dealers called at a meeting of the mini Steigal association and humbly asked for mercy. They represented that if they bad Doue any wrong it was not intentional and they promised to be Good in the future if Only their licenses were not taken from them. The ministers alter some Cou sclera Tiou agreed to relent in their War on the liquor traffic providing each a Loquist paid $25.10 to the association and signed an agreement giving the preachers virtual supervision of the drinking places. It to latter Are not you ducted 011 the High plane of morality exacted by flu men of the cloth the licenses Aie forthwith m a a a revoked. The Saloon men whacked up their $25, signed the agreement and now breathe easier. Examination for railway mail clerks. President Roosevelt in Bis annual message stated that for the last fiscal Viar there had been 25,566 persons appointed through competitive examinations under civil service rules. This was 12,672 More than for any previous year Aud forty per cent of All who passed the examination there will he a pot office examination 111 this City the first wednesday or Satur Day after May i there will be examinations in several places in this state for railway mail clerks stenographers and Many other positions during March and april. The columbian Corres Otna Nee Colb be of Washington d. Chas issued an announcement giving the dates Aud places for holding examinations tie age limits physical qualifications a duration required and full information about the various positions in the government civil service and it will he sent free to All who write for it until some instrument is invented tor registering How Colt a person feels it will he impossible to Tell How cold at a recent meeting of the stockholders of the Danville Aud blooms Burg Street railway company held at Allentown All tie rights title Ami interest of the Danville and Riverside Street railway company Wen purchased outright. The acquisition of this line gives the Danville Aud Bloomsburg company the right of was from Danville to Bloomsburg through Riverside Aud it also places Trio company in a position to make direct connection with the Road to he Huilt by Quot Fanner Quot Kulp and others from Shau Vokin to Sunbury. In the construction of the Danville and Bloomsburg Road the first step is to be taken in connecting Wilkes Barre and Danvila Ami Hazleton and Dan Ville. As the new Road will connect with the Columbia Aud Montour line now operating Between Berwick Bloomsburg Rupert and Catawissa by extending the Columbia Aud Montour line from Berwick to Shickshinny a link will be made forming a continuous trolley connection from Wilkes Barre to Danville. The Hazleton line is to be built to Nescopeck Aud there remains to con no it Hazleton and Danville tie building of the Columbia Aud Montour Lino from Berwick to Nescopeck a distance of about two Miles. At the same meeting w. F. Pascoe. Of Allentown tendered his resignation As president of the company Aud f. C. Angle of Danville was chosen to fill the vacancy. Or. Pascoe Lias been awarded the contract to build the Dauville and Bloomsburg Road for $200,000. The consolidation of the various companies will mean much in the direction of opening up the country along the Susque Bauna. The note was burned. Services at Shiloh reformed com Rob sunday were of a very interesting nature. As stated saturday tie congregation is out of debt Aud in order to signalized tie fact a part of tie program yesterday morning was the burning of a note which represented a debt of ten years standing. The Zero weather prevailing and the newly fallen Snow which left the roads unbroken bad the effect of keeping at borne some of the congregation who reside in tie country. Among those unable to attend it was noticed were some who bail not been absent for years. The usual order of worship was followed Aureng Wincn w. N. Ort financial Secretary read the treasurers report which showed no liabilities Aud a Small balance on add. After singing the second hymn the note was burned in the presence of the Doug Regatis a a. Tie document to be destroyed was placed upon a plate which or Orth Field in his hands while d. R. Williams tie treasurer struck a match and set the note on fire. Breathless silence reigned throughout the auditorium As the flames ate up the document. As soon As the note was consumed the congregation joined in singing Quot Praise god from whom All blessings another circumstance which added 13 the interest of the services of Shiloh reformed Church sunday was the fact that the congregation bad with them morning Aud evening tie Rev. Christopher Noss of Sendai Japan a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College at Lancaster who holds a chair in the Toh Okee College at Sendai. Rev. Noss who took a Post graduate course in the University at Beilin is a Man of splendid attainments. Besides holding a chair in the College at Sendai he also preaches among the natives. His learning Aud his practical experiences make him an authority on All matters that pertain to missionary Effort in Japan and other Eastern countries. He indulged in some remarks dating the morning service hut gave a More extended talk last evening. During his discourse one caught some interesting glimpses of life in tie land of the Mikado and Learned to appreciate the difficulties missionaries there have to contend with Aud consequently to measure accurately the i Ogress made in the work of evangelization. Notwithstanding the cold there was Good sized congregation present morning and evening or. Lawrences heavy ice crop. If every ice House about town is not filled with ice the product of our own Pouls and streams this year it will not be because there in not a superabundance of it William s. Lawrence alone has harvested from the dam of Mahoning Creek Over one thousand loads of ice ave raging Oue Aud a half tons per Load All of this ice has been used in filling ice Bouses about town and there is still room for a great Deal More. Or. Lawrence has not been cutting ice this week but he will resume in a Day or so when he expects to find ice a a in Lite in inches in thickness. A Good picture. The last weeks Issue of the Quot weekly reminder Quot issued by the Mahoning presbyterian Church contained an excellent Cut of the Church. Architecturally the Mahoning Church is quite a notable Structure and the Cut which is produced from a photograph taken by or. James v. Oglesby shows the building up in excellent style. Trio Vista taken includes the front of the Church with its imposing columns and the Tower above a Well As the manse a Short distance Forth i of the picture has been much admired

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