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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 9, 1902, Danville, PennsylvaniaNo a a per for tie Home l lie circulation of this paper is in j a 0&Quot this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own subscriptions per Deardu. Irving h. Jennings Dent 1st. Office hours 9 .1./. To 1-2 m 104 Mill St., 1 to 4 t. M. Do Orille. A. Shl Biz m. I it. 425 Mill St., Danville in a. Diseases of the Sto Marli am intestines i specially i it. W. In. Axl ilk dentist of Kun k 218 mi1.1. Street. Teeth a traded without a Aln. Crown and Bridge work a Spee Lusty. A quipped with the latest and most improved instruments and prepared to execute the most difficult work. Do. C. H. Reynolds office opposite Boston store Danville a. Dentistry in All its branches. Charges moderate and All work guaranteed. Established 1392news. Beautiful Snow. Now for a Sleigh ride. Keep the Side walks clean. Have you been vaccinated this weather checks All building operations. Trim the Trees and grape vines this month. Jackson tiny was not celebrated in Danville. Thomas Trainor has joined the Danville Basket Hall team. The revival services at Trinity m. E. Church Are lie in Well attended. Mrs William Washington Ville. Is very ill of pleurisy. There Are three prisoners in the county jail at present All doing time. The caucuses in the several wards of the City should be Well attended. The newly organized Lodge of elks held its first meeting last night. The real smallpox danger comes from those who have not been vaccinated. All members of Myrtle Lodge. No. S5h. I. O. O. Of. Are requested to be at the meeting on saturday evening. The Quot new year resolutions have been Felt in police circles this week. Very few drunk and disorderly men so far this year. Those holding orders on the poor District Are requested to present them at once to the treasurer j. P. Bare for payment. Emerson Adams is building a two Story Frame building in the rear of his lot on Church Street to be used As a paint shop. The second of the series of Star course entertainments will be Given at the it Pera House tomorrow night. The members of the senior class of the High school arc already looking Forward to commencement exercises. Some of the finest ice of the season nine inches in thickness is being hauled from Bennett s Ponds. Secret service officials have discovered in circulation a new counterfeit one Dollar Silver certificate of the series of 199, Check letter c. The counterfeit is signed Lyons Register and Roberts. Treasurer. The Hack of the note is printed upside Down. The paper contains no silk and the word Quot Washington Quot on the face is printed Ordinary script Type. Christian Loeh Winner of the watch at the Friendship fair wishes to thank his Many friends for their assistance during the contest. It s a Good sign when a City wakes to the importance of selecting Good men for its municipal officers. There is going to 1m a Lively election in Danville in february. W. H. Brooke of Bloo Lusburg general agent for the Fidelity Mutual life insurance company was in this City yesterday and made payment of $5000 to mrs. Cornelia Yorks widow of the late Samuel a. Yorks the same being in full payment of the policy or Yorks Carri cd in the above company. Services at the Mahoning presbyterian Church held each evening this week Are Well attended and an proving very interesting and full of profit. The eminent romantic actor Robert b Mantell will appear in this City on monday evening. February loth. Hurley w. Sidler has changed his Post office address from Oak fori i to three tuns a. Or Sidler recently accepted the management of the Large and handsome country estate of j. H. Ringe or. In Montgomery county. Hurley spent several Days last week with friends and relatives in and about Danville his old Home. Reports indicate that this seasons offering of John w. Vogel s idea of Modem minstrelsy has outclassed any Effort previously made by that up to Date pro Ducer. The critics having waxed almost enthusiastic Over the performance rend ered by his big minstrels which will soon la seen at the opera House. Much stress being Laid upon the Beauty of the scenery the gorgeousness of the cos Turnes and the general excellence of the performers. Vogel is reaping a Well merited Success the Anticipatory interest manifested Here demonstrating the fact that a packed House awaits them. Vol. 47--Mo Danville pa., thursday january 9.1902. Estali sized in 1855. 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 manner Job printing fall kinds and description. Gre get our paces before place your Man ill inc Harley Baker. Coloured in the toils of the Law. The Borough Bastile held in Durance yesterday afternoon two Young coloured men each of whom ran up against arrest in the most unexpected manner. The first to fall into the toils was Charlie Baker of this City who was wanted in Milton the second was William Brady alias settles who was arrested on a warrant sworn out by his wife in Sha Okiu. The charge being desertion and non support. Charlie Baker was a Mem her of the coloured band of Milton which it seems disbanded some months ago and his arrest grew out of his failure to hand Over his instrument As directed. It is hard to get at the facts of the Case. A couple of coloured gentlemen representing the band were in this City monday who stated that Charlie persistently refused to hand Over the instrument. When tin band was organized each member they said entered into an agreement to attend rehearsals regularly and to turn out with the band whenever it held an engagement. In Case of neglect he was to return the instrument to the band. Charlie soon became in different neglecting both rehearsal and turning out with the hand. Neither did he comply with the Rule by returning the instruments a cornets but brought it Over to his Danville Home. Charley in defense of his apparent neglect declares that the band agreed to one half of the car fare which it failed Todo. He does not deny that several gentlemen representing the hand called upon him on monday and demanded the instrument explaining that on tuesday night Jan. 7, the band would meet for reorganization. Charley refused to hand Over the Cornet but states that it was his intention to take it Over to Milton in person tuesday night and to be present at the meeting. Owing to illness however he was unable to leave Home. Shortly after noon yesterday chief of police Mincemoyer received a Telephone message from Milton authorizing the arrest of Baker who was taken into custody soon after by officer Voris. Chief of police Samuel Clements of Milton arrived in this City on the 6 05 p. Amp r. Train last evening returning on the 8 40 d. L. Amp w. Train accompanied by the unhappy musician in the role of prisoner. The officer was accompanied by a member of the coloured band who took charge of bakery a Horn and uniform. Brady alias settles will he taken to Shamokin this morning. He claims to Hail from Columbus. Ohio and has been leading a free and easy life about town for several Days past. He plays the Banjo and was usually found about the saloons at night. He was arrested by chief Mincemoyer in David Boleyn a Boot Lack parlor. Rev. Fogleman departs. Rev. D. L. Fogleman and wife left on the 4 31 Pennsylvania train yesterday afternoon for their new Field of labor. Through the columns of this paper they desire to say Good Bye to their Many friends whom they were not enabled to take by the hand on Well As to return thanks to the Public for the Many courtesies and favors of which they were recipients during their sojourn of nearly fourteen years in Danville. Rev. Fogleman did a Good work in Danville. He was pastor of four lutheran churches As follows St. John s at this cites. James at Ridgeville. St. Peters at Grovania and Trinity at Oak Grove. During his pastorate Here he baptized 4uo, confirmed 850, married 110 couples officiated at 200 funerals and delivered Over 2000 sermons at the sunday services. Each of the four churches is in a prosperous condition without debt and has Money in its Treasury. A pastor has not As yet been called to succeed Rev. Fogleman. The four pulpits will let a filled by Synod for the present. Rev. Fogleman s new Field will comprise four charges As Here Denver Lincoln. Schoenecke and Blainsport. Denver where he will reside is Only twelve Miles from Womelsdorf Rev. Fogleman sold Home. A a a Farmers who spent saturday night in the lock up. Ail individual posing As a Good Nat ured and simple minded German but strongly suspected of being a fraud of the first water is giving oar police More or less trouble. Although dressed to impersonate a Farmer a conspicuous feature of his costume being a pair of soiled Blue overalls yet the fellow would i seem to be a tramp at least he did not object to the lock up saturday night. He represented himself As owning a farm near Washingtonville and that with his family he had recently emigrated from Germany. During saturday afternoon he succeeded in raising quite a Little sum of Money by working new acquaintances he formed about town. One of his sons he said had just arrived from Germany and along with others of the family had driven out to the farm. The German said he was badly in need of Money which he had on Deposit. He had not expected to find the Bank closed and would lie obliged to Tarry in Danville until evening when he understood the Bank would be open for a Short period. Meanwhile he wished to get his songs trunk from the depot and to give his Story a plausible color he produced the Check from his pocket. Unfortunately he said there were storage charges and he asked for a Small loan. Upon drawing Money from the Hank a couple of hours later he promised to repay it. The scheme worked Well and he succeeded in getting a Good bit of Money. The Banks opened and closed and the confiding German neither repaid new found friends nor returned to Home in the country but chose shelter of the lock up. It it ii sunday morning chief Mincemoyer became convinced that the German was a fraud and ordered him ont of town. Before night however he returned. It was Learned monday that the fellow spent sunday night at the Railroad House kept by mrs. Liedick and that on leaving a neglected to his Bill also that he left a Bill unpaid at Frazier s hotel contracted last week. It it a sunday evening he produced a Check for a certain sum of Money but so far As ascertained he was unable to find any one Quot easy enough to Cash it. The a a Germany wherever he turned up it Seemes had a new name and a new scheme. His his the officers installed. The following officers have been elected by Montour Castle k. G. E. To serve the ensuing year. Past chief. William Grove Noble chief Warren roat vice chief. Otto liar Walkman High priest Francis Hartman venerable Hermit Willard Myers master of records g. L. Mclain clerk of exchequer Dallas Hummer keeper of exchequer. F. M. Herrington sir Herald Daniel Ross worthy Chamberlain. Herbert Myerly Ensign. Edward Hoffner. First guardsman Perry Gaskins second guardsman. Edward Lunger trustee Nelson Woods representative to the grand Castle j. G. Vastine. The installation took place monday evening after which a banquet was held. Important contract awarded. T l. Evans sons of this City have l i ii awarded the contract by a wealthy Coal operator of Wilkes Barre for a Granite burial vault which in Point of design and finish we understand will eclipse anything of the kind that this firm of skilled workmen have heretofore a undertaken. The vault will occupy a site in one of the cemeteries at Wilkes Barre and its completion will require at least four months. T. L. Evans sons have a wide reputation Anil have erected Many imposing burial vaults in different parts of the country. H a a Charles e. Beyer harness maker. 201 Mill Street has sold ont his saddlery to John w. Swartz who is at present in the harness business at the Corner of Mill and East Mahoning streets. Or. Swarts will at once remove his harness store to tie room vacated by or. Beyer. Will remove to Troy n. Y. Lewis Steinbrenner. Who visited his Mother in this City sunday will this week remove from Wilkes Barre to Troy n. Y. Or. Steinbrenner has been one of the most Eye specialists in i Wilkes Barre. Carrie Gross passes away. Miss Carrie e. Gross daughter of Charles Gross of Lebanon formerly of this City died at the Home of mrs. Rosa Snyder. Riverside sunday morning of pneumonia after several weeks illness. The deceased was Well known in Danville having resided for Many years with her parents on West Mahoning Street. Until her illness she lived at the Home of Levi Boyer Mausi Lale. Miss Gross was 31 years of age and besides her father is survived by three Brothers Edwin Charles and George of this City and one sister mrs. Charles Kums. Of Riverside. Carpenter work completed. Robert Valley township who had charge of the Carpenter work at f. Hartman a new silk Mill just completed at Berwick returned to this City yesterday. The new Mill 53x172 feet and one Story High is now ready to receive the machinery and in a Short time will be ready for starting no. The boiler is already installed the boiler House being a building 35 feet Square Independent of the main Structure. Additional floor space. Merchant tailor f. W. Howe is making improvements at his establishment on Mill Street. The partition Between the store and hallway is being torn out a change which will give 105 Square feet of floor space additional. The Entrance to the second Story henceforth will he direct from the Street. Applicants for increase. A regular meeting of the pension Hoard Eoin Posi d of drs. A a. C. Newbaker and i g. Barber and or j. P. Hoffa of Washingtonville. Was held in this City yesterday. There were four applicants for increase of pension three from Berwick and one from pottsgrove. May recover the horse belonging to the Washington Hose company suffering with pleural treated at the stable of veterinarian j. J Kline is holding his own and there Are now some Hopes of recovery. Telephone installed. A Telephone has been installed at the v m c. A. Building this City which will facilitate the duties of the acting Secretary and others in charge very Mic Brief mention of the doings of your friends and acquaintances. Mrs. G. M. Sandel Poplar Street spent yesterday with friends in Berwick. Mrs. G. K. Reimer of Lewisburg. Arrived in this City yesterday for a visit with mrs. R. K. Polk Bloom Street. Miss Alice James of Milton visited friends in this City yesterday. Mrs. W. E. Moyer Chambers Street left yesterday morning for a visit with friends in Sun Bury. Miss Emma Ebling returned to Buck Nell Seminary yesterday morning. Mrs. A. W. , spent yesterday with friends in blooms Borg. Mrs. Charles Snyder of Northumberland was a guest at the Home of Theodore Hoffman lower Mulberry Street yesterday. Prof. C. E. Trate returned to Watson town yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Austin c. Hartman of be prick. Returned Home yesterday afternoon after a visit with her parents. Or. And mrs. Abraham Keefer Nicholas ave. Misses Zora Hughes and Margaret Miller of Watsontown returned Home yesterday afternoon after a visit at the residence of David Shelhart this City. Or. And mrs. W. Y. Cruikshank returned to Berwick yesterday after a visit at the Home of Joseph Jones lower Mulberry Street. M. R. Morgan of it. Carmel was in town yesterday. Miss Minnie James of Bloomsburg. Returned Home yesterday morning after a visit with her Mother in this City. A. E. Yoder of Belleville visited friends in this City yesterday. Miss Emeline Gearhart. A St Market Street returned Home last evening from a visit with friends in Harrisburg. Freeman is tier of Berwick was the guest of or. F. E. Harpel ferry Street yesterday. Mrs. O. D. Shepard of Carbondale arrived yesterday to visit at the Home of or. And mrs. F. A. Howe on East Market Street. Miss Erie Sollenberger returned to her Home in Shamokin last evening. G. Fred Smith left yesterday morning for a Short stay in Scranton. Miss Elizabeth Street returned last evening from a visit with friends in Scranton. Rev. Adolph Meyer was a Bloomsburg visitor yesterday. Joseph Perry of this City spent yesterday with friends in Berwick. Misses Sadie and Sidney Goodykoont of Allenwood. Are visiting at the Home of Joseph Hunter East Market Street. Or. And mrs. Edward Czechowicz left yesterday for a visit with friends in Nanticoke. John Fritzman after a visit with relatives in this City returned to h s Home in Wilkes Barre yesterday. Eleaser Maier of Philadelphia arrived in this City yesterday to visit his parents or. And mrs. Jacob Maier. Mrs. Ella Snyder of Philadelphia who has been visiting relatives in this City spent yesterday in Northumberland. Percy Biddle returned from Adams Burg yesterday morning. John Binder spent yesterday with friends in Catawissa. Mrs. Nellie Vastine of the guest of miss Laura Divel on Church Street yesterday. Hurley Gaskins of Washington d. A. Who has been visiting his parents or. And mrs. John Gaskins on Mill Street returned Home yesterday. Mrs. Mary a. Hofer left yesterday for Reading to attend the funeral of mrs. Emma Nicholas which takes place there tomorrow. Spencer Vastine left yesterday for Dickinson Law school at Carlisle after spending the holidays with his parents in South Danville. Charles p. Hancock left at noon yesterday for Johnstown. Mrs. W. J. Williams of this City spent yesterday with friends in blooms Burg. Miss Florence Moyer of Lancaster is the guest of miss Elizabeth Horton lower Mulberry Street. Will g. Brown attended the funeral of mrs. Loretta Brown at Creasy yesterday. Merchant tailor f. W. Howe was in Catawissa yesterday. James e. Woods an upholsterer from new York is engaged in work at Castle Grove. District Deputy grand exalted ruler Thomas w. Scott of Sunbury. Attended last nights meeting of Danville Lodge no. 754, b. P. It it. K mrs. Mary Bobbs and mrs. Mary Martz of Paxinos Are a a lending a few Days at the Home of Daniel Mcclow lower Mulberry Street. Mrs. J. E. Haupt of Wilkes Barre returned Home last evening after a visit with mrs. Oscar Ephlin. Front of tenants. William w. Diehl Farmer for j h. Cole near Cameron next Spring will take charge of Janies Magill s farm just outside the Borough limits Bloom Street. John Hart line Farmer there at present will succeed or. Diehl on the Cole heading new Mill May be ready to Start up last of the month. The management at the Reading Iron works Are now quite hopeful that the new Mill will be completed and started up in full by the end of the present month. The fifty and the seventy five feet spans Are already finished while the Middle or Large Span of eighty feet lacks Only ten trusses of being completed. The roof As far As the building has advanced is ready for the spreading of the Felt a Branch of the work which will not occupy much time. The water steam and blast pipes Are being installed As building advances so that by the time the carpenters Complete their work the Mill will be nearly ready for starting up. The Milder weather of the last few Days has made it possible to push the work along very rapidly. Work monday was begun on a new building to contain the offices of the time keeper the master Mechanic and the mechanical draughtsman. The building is opposite the Mill at the Scales on Northumberland Street two stories High and the exact dimensions of the old and out of Date Structure it supplants. Thirty one by thirty eight feet. In addition to the offices the new build ing will contain a room thirty one by Twenty five feet for storage purposes. Workmen monday were Busy tearing Down the old office which is quite a landmark generally conceded to be one of the first buildings erected about the works. Among other evidences of its age were a number of hand made nails which were found inserted in the window frames. Cablegram brings bad news. Mrs. John Reese of Pontardawe near Swansea. Wales is visiting her Cousin mrs. Anne Roberts. North Mill Street this City. Along with or husband mrs Reese left Walt it last july first locating in it Tawa. Canada. At present or. Reese who is a Stone Cutter is temporarily employed at new Castle this state. Mrs. Reese has just received a letter from her husband containing very bad news. It n tuesday he received a cablegram from Wales stating that his father and Mother or. And mrs. William Reese had both been killed in a Railroad Accident. Or. And mrs. Reese will return to Wales where or. Reese a presence will he needed in settling up his fathers estate. Uncle Tom s Cabin at Washingtonville. Washingtonville is on the tiptoe of Delight and expectancy As the town is to have a performance of a Uncle Toms Cabin on saturday night next. The Bridges Over the Chillisquaque fences &e., Are ablaze with a misters on which Topsy and the blood hounds with other traditional features figure prominently. It is the first time such an event was Ever 1m hike a for Washingtonville. The Good people of the town however. Are inclined to think there must be a mistake somewhere. The company billed is Stetson a a Good sized aggregation while the Only Hall available known As tin Quot Klondike in which the performance is to be Given will furnish but Little More room than is needed for the performers. The company will remain in Washingtonville Over sunday proceeding thence to Benton and Wilkes Barre. Mrs. Newbaker a condition. Mrs. Caroline Newbaker Mother of or. P. C. Newbaker this City whose serious injury sustained by a fall Down stairs at Shamokin monday evening we Are informed is doing As Well As can be expected. Her right wrist and right shoulder Blade was fractured. Owing to the extreme age of the patients eighty years recovery will no doubt be slow. Sleigh ing party. A sled Load of Young people from this City took advantage of the present Snow and drove out to the Home of Miles bit Ler residing at Quot pilgrims rest Quot near Mooresburg. The following were in the party misses Gertrude Robson. Daisy Rhinault Bessie Moody Nora Diehl Bertha Driscoll. Katie Foust Lena Campbell messes. Thomas Mevey Thomas Hunt Charles Purnell Albert Diehl William Dougherty Frank love and William Bausch. Cake walk and dance. Prof. John Weber of Williamsport will give a grand cake walk and dance at the armory on Friday evening january 2 l Many people from surrounding towns will participate. New tin store. Danville will in All probability have another tin store next summer. George w. Freeze of Washington d. C. Who is visiting friends in this locality was in this cite yesterday lurking up a room. Grant Sowers in charge. Grant Sowers at present clerk in w. J. Rogers shoe store on monday next will assume charge of the Walkover shoe Walter Kennedy. Or. Sowers at Rogers store will 1m succeeded by William Reese. Injured by a fall. Mrs. Englebert Albert Spring Street while going Down the cellar Steps at her residence on saturday slipped and fell injuring her Side quite badly. Ice harvesters should waste to time. If they want a crop now is the time to get water commissioners Polk and Foster tender their resignations. The Borough Council held a meeting on Friday night the following members responding to Roll Call Davis George Sechler Vastine Fetter wan Kemmer m. D. L. Sechler Jones Mclain. Dougherty Aud Gibson. A special meeting was held tuesday night when All the business was transacted up to that Date. Naturally therefore Friday night there was Little to be done. Communications were received from r. K. Polk and James Foster each of whom tendered his resignation As water commissioner. The communications read As follows Danville Jan. 3, 1902. To the president and Borough Council. Dear sirs a i beg herewith to submit to you my resignation As a member of the water Board of Danville pa., the same to take effect at your earliest convenience. Owing to my enforced absence from Home i feel that i can not give the duties of the position the attention that they deserve. Respectfully yours r. K. Polk. Danville Jan 3, 1902. To the town Council Borough of Danville. Gentlemen a i hereby tender my resignation As water commissioner to take effect at once. Permit me to say cd explanation that my time will be so occupied this year As to prevent me giving the position the attention it requires. Thanking you for the unsolicited Honor on so kindly conferred upon me Aud trusting you May find one who can devote More time to the work i am. Very sincerely yours James Foster. Or. Vastine proposed that the resignations he Laid Over for consideration at the next meeting. Meanwhile Council could give some attention to the matter of successors. Thus nothing would be done with undue haste. It was decided otherwise however a motion to accept the two resignations immediately being carried by the following Yea and nay vote. Yeas George Sechler Fetterman Kemmer m. D. L. Sechler Jones and Dong Berty. Nays Vastine Mclain and Gibson on motion of or. Vastine it was decided to postpone the election of water commissioners to succeed the two members who have resigned until the next meeting. The vote was As follows yeast Vastine m d. L. Sechler Jones Mclain and Gibson. Nays George Sechler Fetterman Kemmer Dougherty. On motion of or. Dougherty it was ordered that a Book be purchased for the chief of police in which to record arrests Aud other matters pertaining to his office. Borough solicitor r. S. Ammerman appeared before Council and advised that an order for $597.08, be drawn in favor of h. M. Hinckley esq., representing judgment and interest recovered against the Borough in the blizzard damage by a vicious horse. Mrs. John Reinhart no. 614 Pine Street met with a serious Accident saturday As the result of being attacked by a vicious horse. She had been to Market and was returning along the sidewalk at j. H. Coleus hardware store lower Mulberry Street where a number of horses were tied when she was seized at the shoulder by one of the animals and thrown violently to the ground. As she fell her head struck the Brick pavement while the contents of her Market Basket were scattered Over the sidewalk. The injured lady was assisted to her feet by mrs. Rebecca Hess who was accompanying her and by miss Koch daughter of Augustus Koch. Valley township the owner of the horse who had done the mischief. Mrs. Reinhart is an aged lady and very tottering us it on her feet. Injured by the fall and suffering from the fright and Shock she was hardly Able to walk Home. Sin was seen by a representative of this paper soon after the Accident. She said she was walking along in conversation with mrs. Hess utterly oblivious of danger until she Felt the grip of the horses jaws us Mai her shoulder. At the time of the visit she was suffering greatly from her head As Well As from internal pains the result no doubt of a Hud wrench her body received in falling. Lower Mulberry Street at Cole s hardware store is a favorite spot with Farmers for tying their horses the pavement on Market Days generally being lined. Here the horses Are left standing by the hour while the owners Are transacting business in other parts of town. It frequently happens As this morning that one or More of the animals Are of a vicious disposition which exposes pedestrians to danger. For awhile on sat inlay the sidewalk was almost impassable several of tin horses having crowded up on the pavement. That the thing has become a nuisance that ought to 1m abated is evident enough after what occurred saturday morning. K. Of g. E. Sign. The knights of the Golden Eagle have Hung a new sign on the exterior of their Lodge Rhomb in the Lyon building. The sign is of handsome design and is illuminated with electricity at night. It attracted much attention Friday evening when it was used for the first time. Work on the Iron Fence completed Friday afternoon. Friday witnessed the completion of the extensive improvements on Walnut Street made necessary by the flood of August last when the Arch at by a Zane s run collapsed under the pressure of the swollen Waters and the Street caved in. In addition to the new Culvert which will stand for All time and prove adequate to carry off the Waters of the greatest flood Likely to occur a High retaining Wall solid and of most artistic workmanship three Hundred and thirty feet Long has been erected on the South Side of Walnut Street along the entire length of the blizzard property. The Wall is surmounted by a very substantial Iron Fence. It is constructed of tubing and consists of two rails. It is quite artistic and along with the Broad Side walk the retaining Wall etc., it gives the locality quite a changed appearance. The Fence was nearly completed by noon Friday. The work on the Culvert which was begun toward the last of september was finished Over a month ago. It was a big Job in itself. A Concrete Bottom was Laid upon which ten feet apart solid Walls of masonry were built ten feet High. The top of these was bridged by Iron rails upon which the Roadway was built. The improvements in All Cost about $3099. The Fence itself manufactured by Curry amp Vannan was an item that Cost $101.75. The work on the whole is a credit to the Borough and incidentally to Peter j. Keefer under whose supervision the improvements were made. It is thought by next Spring the p. Amp r. Railway company will decide to build an undergrad crossing at that Point which is an improvement not Only needed to accommodate travel hut also to assist in carrying off the water in times of heavy rain. That the Culvert under the p. Amp r. Track is inadequate to the purpose has been demonstrated Over and Over again. A civil Engineer representing the Railroad company met with Council on october 4th, and asked that the Lio Rouglin furnish him with certain grades to assist in perfecting plans for the contemplated under Grade crossing. Before the grades could lie obtained and forwarded the season was far advanced and the Railroad company decided to postpone further action in the matter until Spring. Leniger Bros. New store. E. C. Welliver of this City has been awarded the contract for the brickwork of the new store building of Leniger Bros., Mill Ami East Mahoning streets. Work on the Walls will begin next week. John Keim will furnish the Brick. The building will be completed by Spring and Leniger Bros will open store in their new quarters april 1st. Or. Welliver who has the work has completed a Large contract for the american car and foundry company of Berwick. Beautiful views. A number of Large photographs in the window of Browne a Book store representing views about town Are attracting a Good Deal of attention. Among the scenes portrayed Are three below town one in the Vicinity of the Hospital for the insane and another at Mausdale. They Are All executed in the highest perfection of Art and seem to be an exact and natural counterpart of the several familiar spots portrayed. The pictures represent the efforts of local photographers afterwards enlarged. Must attend school. There is no use fooling with the truant officer. He is bound to get the truant some time and when he gets him the truant must make up his mind to go to school. The school Board believes that there is no use of having a truant Law if it is not enforced. Hence the persistence of the truant officer Hunting Down offenders. Farmers institutes. A Farmers Institute will be held at Washingtonville on wednesday and thursday february 5th and 6th. And at Oak Grove Friday the 7th Day of february. Under the auspices of the department of agriculture. Prominent speakers from a distance will be present also a number of practical local workers. Farmers their families and the Public generally Are invited. All sessions free. J. K. Murray member Board agriculture chairman. Denied a new trial. The Moser heirs of which there Are a number in this county have been refused a new trial by judge Bechtel of Schuylkill county. Of the 175 plaintiffs judge Bechtel declares Only one Henry Moser Pyle of Pottstown established his relationship with Burkhart Moser. The fact that eighty years passed Lee fore the suit was brought makes it impossible for the plaintiffs to prove their claims. Making improvements. The partition separating the two apartments in the United states express office. Mill Street has been removed mid the desks. &c., rearranged. The improvements when completed will afford a Good bit More room than formerly. Elected officers. The following officers were elected by Moneta club monday night to. Serve the following year president John ii. Brugler Vic president. W. G. Pursell treasurer a a. Farnsworth and Secretary John m. directors j. David Chestnut re elected alms House. Stewart of the poor Board of the Danville and Mahoning District held its annual election on monday. William m. Russell and j. P. Bare As Secretary and treasurer respectively were re elected. David Chesnut Steward was also reelected for another Tenn. Or. George a. Stock Aud or. T. B. Wintersteen were chosen As physicians for the Danville and Mahoning poor District or. Wintersteen succeeding or. I. G. Barber. All three members of the Board were present at the meeting Theodore Hoffman sr., and p. M. Kerns representing the Borough and Jonathan Rndy of Mahoning township. Bills accumulating during the year were passed non Aud orders drawn for the amounts. There Are less than a dozen inmates at the poor House at present the Cost of whose keeping is very nearly balanced by the proceeds of the farm. In the course of a year however the poor District is obliged to expend a Good Deal of Money in administering a outside Relief. A a family through illness or loss of employment May be temporarily in want and a half of ton of Coal or a Small Bill of provisions purchased at the Public expense May tide the family along until More favourable conditions return. There Are however a number of families always anxious for assistance and will take All the a can get. These among the poor Board Are known As a a regulars and there Are some eight or ten in Danville. The biggest item of expense that the poor District has to meet is if barred by the keeping of indigent insane. The number of insane charges we have at the Hospital does not exceed sixteen yet the poor District annually pays for their keeping a sum not less than $2500. James Fisher s tragic death. James Fisher a former resident of this City and a brother of mrs. Titomas Pascoe no. 510 Bloom Street died in Chester Friday morning As the result of a shocking Accident sustained thursday night while at work in Crum Lynn Iron works of that City. Or. Fisher win it was in charge of one of the Rolls was pushing a mass of heated Iron through the machinery with a Rod used for that purpose. The rial was caught in the Rolls and jerked upward. Before Fisher could escape his jaw and forehead were crashed the hone of the former being forced up through his left Eye which was Tom out of its socket. Fellow workmen hurried to the Side of the injured Man. Hut he was already unconscious and blood was streaming out of his head. He was conveyed to the City Hospital where As above stated death came to his Relief the next morning. The deceased who removed from this City fourteen years ago was a skilled and Well known Iron worker. When in Danville he resided on Spruce Street and was a member of the Continental Hose company. He is survived by a wife and eight children the youngest about ten years of must keep sober. When the employees of the Reading Iron works opened their envelopes on saturday last along with Quot their semimonthly they found a printed announcement headed a a conditions of employment in the Reading Iron company a which read As follows 1.�?sober, honest and industrious men Only will be Given employment any employee found under the influence of liquor whether on or off duty will be discharged. 2. A this company will always give a patient hearing to any of its employees in relation to any matter affecting their interests but it will under no circumstances recognize or treat with representatives or committees of any labor organization or with any person not an employee of the company. 3. These conditions shall be Lead and a printed copy handed to each person asking employment and going to work shall be an acceptance of the conditions. Opera by local Talent. The pupils of the High school have a very praiseworthy project on foot their object being to assist the local y. M. C. A. The propose to give an opera which will no doubt be a Success As it is Well known that there is a great Deal of budding Talent among the Young ladies and gentlemen of the High school. The opera. Quot miss Bob White will in All probability be selected. The cast and chorus will be restricted to members of the High school and the entertainment will be Given under the direction of miss sue Miller and Herbert Wyle. Rehearsals will commence next week while the opera will be presented Early in february. Penn social orchestra will furnish the music for the entertainment. Telephone rates revised. By a recent revision of the Tariff rates of the United Telephone and Telegraph company Danville subscribers Are allowed additional service without paying extra toll. Heretofore Calls beyond Ashland eastward and Milton Westward toll was charged. Now the free privilege is extended to Watsontown and Middle Burg Westward and Girardville eastward. This improved condition was brought about through the persistent efforts of superintendent Wright of sunburn. The Days have gained in length seven minutes
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