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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 9, 1908, Danville, PennsylvaniaState Library. Menean vol. >4�?no. 2danville, pa., thursday. January it 1ioh established in 18>5 or. 11�y1.m ii Jennings 1st. Olff Lourn a. M. To re m Toi Mill sr., i to 4 p. M i Highville. A. A Hultz m. 4. A Mill st., , a. I Jise Anem of the stomach and incest Law i specially items condensed. Ignorance often Puta its victim in absurd situations. An impudent child is a poor recommendation for his parents. Constant vigilance is necessary in our Peculiar climate. Attention to one s own business is often the secret of Success. The evil step that is never taken need not be repented of. Petulance is a vice which the Wise Endeavor to crush. Selfishness is one of the most powerful of human motives. Neither partisanship nor prejudice should direct one s ballot. The Only things which will never be destroyed Are invisible. The life of the spirit alone endures throughout the Ages. Cotton Mills in new England Are declaring the largest dividends in their history. Mrs Thomas c. Fletcher widow of Missouri a famous War governor is dead at her Home in St Louis. She was prominent for Many years in Temperance work. The British Board of agriculture has recently published some statistics which show that England s foreign food Bill has doubled in amount during the last Twenty years. Railroad earnings for 190? will be a Long Way ahead of 1906, and even now show but a slight decrease compared with the corresponding weeks last year. Health statistics of the German Fleet indicates that the percentage of insanity is lowest in the engineering Branch. The most common disease is Eye trouble. Heart trouble comes next. Some of the bad boys who declined to turn Over new leaves at the beginning of the year will be in the reformatory before its close. The russian soldiers Are each to be furnished with a pocket Compass hav us a Luminous Needle. The National guard of the state of new York is to be put on a War footing at once if the recommendation of the commission that investigated its affairs is adopted. Susan Hartley Swett writer of poems and Short stories sister of Sophie m Swett author and editor is dead at her Home at Arlington Heights near Boston. The american ambassador to Austria gave the american Colony in Vienna an enjoyable reception on new year s Day. Sir Thomas Lipton announces that to really Means to try to lift the America cup during the coming season. Eleven Sellers of bogus mine Stock have been convicted in Colorado and lined and imprisoned. The Mexico Volcano Popocatepetl is for Sale but there does no to seem to he any Rush of would be purchasers. Or. W. H. Holdre of Washington ind., has lost his sight following an attack of la Grippe. Report says that a famous living Skeleton formerly with Barnum has just died of fatty degeneration. The authorities of Jersey City have entered suit against the Street car companies of that City to compel them to provide seats for All passengers from whom they exact fare. There were �,388 deaths in Cincinnati last year a decrease of 807 As compared with 1906. Lucknow India is one of the a a dry towns of the world. During 1907 rain fell in that City on four Days Only. Henry Hertzler of Conestoga Berks county lost three steers from eating too freely of Green Corn. Israel Wannacott was drowned in Keene s Pond near Waymart Lackawanna county on stepping on thin ice. Zero weather prevailed in Many parts of Monroe county on monday morning and at Broadhead Villo the Mercury was four below Zero. J. R. Smith an undertaker of Quakertown Bucks county. Is ser Ous by ill with Scarlet fever which he contracted at the recent burial of a Scarlet fever victim. Hartstown Crawford county on the Bessemer Railroad Lias been quarantined on account of an outbreak of diphtheria and trains pass the station without Bill in George d. Edmondson on behalf of the Danville opera House company appeared before Council Friday right to ask for t c erection of a Bill Board in the casual on the West Side of the Culvert on Mill Street which was brought up before Council at its last meeting monday night and was voted Down. The ground for the Bill Hoard he said has been rented of the d. L. Amp w. Railroad company and paid for at so much a year. He did not wish to antagonize Council however and stated that he would be willing to Compromise matters by erecting the Board at some distance from the Culvert say within five feet of the Roar of the sperring building. At this juncture the Secretary read a communication from Borough solicitor e. S. Gearhart in reply to an inquiry from William Deutsch which stated in effect that the attorney was unable to find any definite Law governing the erection and maintenance of Bill boards in this state. On motion of or. Schatz it was ordered that the Danville opera House company be Given permission to erect a Bill Board in the canal opposite the Point designated within five feet of the rear of the sperring building. On motion of or. Jacobs it was ordered that a item of $92 for Stone be stricken out of the Bill rendered by Council to the soldiers Monument committee for constructing foundation. The vote stood As follows yeast Sweisfort Jacobs Finnigan Moyer Schatz Angle. Nays Russell Deutsch Dietz. Of motion of or. Russell it was ordered that the d. L. Amp w. Railroad company be permitted to temporarily repair the pavement of Mill Street on the West Side of the canal Culvert with Plank. The d. L. Amp w. Railroad com Pauy averred that it would be inadvisable to use Concrete and attempt to make permanent repairs this Winter. Next Spring the entire sidewalk will be reconstructed. On motion of or. Russell it was ordered that the Borough treasurer be instructed to sell ten thousand dollars Worth Bonds of motion of or. Russell it was ordered that a canvass of water takers be made and a new Book formed for the convenience of the water department the canvass to be made by superintendent of the water works p. J. Keefer and Street commissioner e. S. Miller. Tiie following Bills were approved for payment Borough department. David j. Rogers.$198.94 Geo. Of Keefer. 78.00 d. L. Amp w. R. R. Co 7.20 Atlantic refining of .29 84 Boettinger amp Dietz. 1.70 Standard Gas co. .40 b. B. Brown health officer 13.25 water department. P. H. Foust. $24.88 structural tubing of 11.07 Boettinger amp Dietz. 19.08 Standard Gas co. 4.37 Joseph Lechner. 12.27slept in barn near Danville Peter Cook and David Jacobs two runaway boys from the Carlisle Indian school were taken through South Danville on saturday morning from blooms Burg where they were Captur cd by special officer freeze. The Hoys said that on new years Day they were taking a walk out be void the school Campus in company with Rauco Lewis and Janies Pousko when Rauco induced them to run away from the school they All started together hut at Harrisburg the other three left them saying they were going Back to the school. Cook and Jacobs kept on Friday right they say Tivey slept in a barn near Danville. Both of these boys Are full blooded Mohawk indians their Home being in new York. Bot i work in tin Wood shops in the Carlisle Riff a tiny a dying statement commissioners clerk Horace c. Blue has practically completed the annual statement of the will be published next month. From the classified account of expenses items Are gleaned which reveal the various channels of expenditure and throw some Light of the Cost of maintaining the various departments of affairs. The courts expenses and common Wealti Al costs foot up $4192.28. Under this head the item of traverse jurors alone amounted to $1401 82 grand jurors to $342.60 the court stenographer received $399.89. The justices fees compared with the same in some other counties Are a insignificant item of $73.95. William Guilford Scase in cominis Isons &c., Cost $90.35. The sheriff of the county received a total of $1278.48. Under the latter head the following items Are noted boarding prisoners $821.00 conveying prisoners to Eastern Penitentiary $131.06 removing William Guilford from county jail to the state Hospital for the insane at Warren $74.77. The latter item relating to a wild along with the commissions in his Case quoted above shows that he Cost the county a total of $165.12. The election expenses amounted to $1572 69. Assessors was $984.25 noxious animals Cost $324. Two foxes at $2 a Pelt were paid for 303 weasels at $1.00 and 17 a links at $1.00. Bridge and Road expenses amounted to $2054 72. On the River Bridge were expended $145 60 for cleaning painting railing lieu Estoque for the approach Etc. The county teachers Institute Cost $124.66 the school directors association $54.00. Support of convicts in the Eastern Penitentiary Cost the county $374.14in the House of Refuge $109 42. In Viates at the state Hospital Cost $551 25. The burial of soldiers Aud markers for the same represent an item of $390 00. The court Touse expenditures including Gas Coal Telephone service insurance repairs &c., foot up $1145.-07. Jail expenditures for Coal Gas water clothing bedding medical attendance and the like amount to $617 61.officers were installed sheriff James Martin of Lattimer Fame who waste charged with giving the order to the deputies under him to lire upon the parading strikers at Lattimer during the strike of 1897, who was tried and acquitted on the charge Aud who died a week ago Friday is reported to have again asserted Iii innocence just a few minutes before he 1 died. It is said just a few minutes before he died he said to his friends who were assembled around his bed i know that i have but a few minutes to live that death is waiting to take me hence and i now want to state at this the supreme moment of my life that i never gave the command to shoot those poor Fellows who fell at ten minutes later he had breathed his last. An interesting and largely attended session of Montour Castle no 186, knight9 of the Golden Eagle was held monday evening at which the installation of officers took place. The installing officer was Frank m. Herrington. District grand chief assisted by grand Castle officers. The officers installed were As follows past chief John Fonlk Noble chief Herbert Hendricks vice chief Harry Moyer High priest Charles Wagner i venerable Hermit b. F. Foulk sir Herald. Clark Rishel clerk of exchequer John g. Vastire keeper of exchequer. F. M. Herrington master of records l. S. Foust Ensign Harry m. Yeager enquire George w. Robinson first guard. Roy Vanguilder second guard George Gulliver worthy Chamberlin John Henning worthy Bard Dallas hum Mer trustee for 18 months. Walter Gaskins trustee for 12 Mouths Edward Bell. Dallas Hummer was chosen representative to the grand Castle with f. M. Herrington As alternate. Also daring the evening a class was initiated in a the pilgrims degree. Aged Veteran claimed by death John Mcwilliams freeze an old resident of this City departed this life at 6 30 of clock yesterday morning after an illness of about three weeks death being due to a complication of diseases. The deceased was seventy four Tearh of age. He Wah born in Limestone township May 6, 1833, that portion of our county was a part of Northumberland county. He spent nearly his entire life in Danville. He was a Veteran of the civil War and apr Cpd 13rough two enlistments. He was sergeant in company a 14th regiment. P. A. Under Captain Oscar Ephlin. He was enrolled april 27, 1861, and was discharged August 6rh, of the same year. He re Euli ated and served three years in company d. 7th regiment cavalry. The deceased is survived by his wife six sons Aud one daughter James John. Arthur Seth. George and Horace freeze Aud miss Sara j Vrecar the latter of Philadelphia the surviving sous Are All residents of Danville with the exception of Horace who lives in Brooklyn n. Y. Notwithstanding that he has begun his Long term of fifteen years imprisonment for causing the death of a a Corky Jones Peter Dietrich has not abandoned Hope of final acquittal his attorneys Hon. Graut herring Aud William Kase West Are preparing to take the Case to the supreme court for the Pecoud time. The history of this hard fought Case is Well known to our readers. Jones was killed by a pistol shot fired by Peter Dietrich in the hotel of the latter of the night of february 13th, 1906. The plea of the defense is that the shooting was wholly accidental. Dietrich has already had three trials. At the first trial june 1906, the jury disagreed. With the consent of the defendant a juror was withdrawn Aud the Case continued. At the second trial he was found guilty of murder in the second degree. Errors were alleged in the charge to the jury Aud the Case was carried to the supreme court which body reversed the lower court Aud ordered a new trial. The next or third trial took place last june and resulted in a verdict of second degree murder. The defense at once took such Steps As were necessary in order to carry the Case to the supreme court alleging errors. Judge Evans sentenced Dietrich to fifteen years imprisonment Aud in a few Days time he was removed to the Eastern fire company on Sidler Hill the residents of Sidler Hill Are now to have adequate fire Protection furnished by a body of men living Rig it in that Vii Unity. The residents of that part of town met of Friday oven ing in the old red school Honse Aud formed a company that numbered thirty four members Aud selected As the name a the Rescue fire a fire company on the Hill Bias Long been a necessity As there Are there about forty Honses without adequate fire Protection of the present the company will use buckets Aud ladders but in the near future the members Hope to procure a chemical engine water can not be depended on to fight any flies that May occur on Sidler Hill As the Burough Supply does not extend there and in the summer Many of the Wells Aud cisterns Are dry. At the meeting Friday evening the following officers were elected president Fred Becker Secretary Fred Smidley treasurer Edward welliver Foreman Charles Lake first assistant Foreman Daniel Paugh second assistant Gardner Rose. The members of the company Are William broker Frank Becker a. G. Mellon John Brady James Brady William Aud Arthur Owens Charles Mong Edward Karns o d. Ackley Nelson Ackley Jacob William Aud Richard Kessler. John Shoop Charles Wolf,sr., Charles Wolf jr., Herman Wolf John Kilfoil Harry and Edward Tovey Lewis Walker Chester Hopewell Richard Butler Edward Mellis Charles Hurley willium James Aud John Lake Daniel Adams John and James Standard of sunday schools the executive committee of the Montour county sunday school association is plan aug to inaugurate at once a vigorous Campaign to increase the efficiency of the sunday schools in this Vicinity. With this end in View a meeting of the committee has been called for thursday january 16th, the place to be announced later which will be followed by a rally in the evening at which time practical plans for the work of the sunday schools will be suggested. The state sunday school association has adopted a Standard of excellence for the counties consisting of ten Points. Seven of these Are largely in the hands of the county committee which will see that they Are attained. The remaining three require first that fifty per cent of the schools in the county shall have Cradle Rolls thirty per cent Home departments and Twenty per cent teachers training classes. Counties attaining five Points in the Standard Are counted Banner counties those reaching eight Points Star counties Aud those attaining the entire ten Points Are front line comi ties. This county has hut five Oracle Rolls reported Aud four Home departments. Only two or three teachers training classes Are reported. It is the Hope of the committee that in a Short time Montour county will be lifted out of Trio Banner class into one of the higher classes. Miss Martha e. Robinson of blooms Hurt Field worker in this District will assist the local committee in the work of infusing new life into the sunday school work in Montour general the entire proposition relating to the filling up of tiie bed of the abandoned Pennsylvania canal in and through the grounds of the Hospital for the insane has been approved by the attorney general. Plans furnished by the d. L. Amp w. Railroad company have been received by the Hospital authorities Aud Early next Spring the work of filling up the old water Way will begin. The proposition involves a interchange of concessions Between the Hospital trustees Aud the d. L. Amp w. Railroad company. The d. L. A w. Company agrees to convey a title in fee simple in the Laud occupied by the casual bed to the trustees and the trustees in turn Oono ode to the Railroad company tire right of removing its tracks some fifteen feet further southward for the purpose of avoiding the Grade Crossings at the Hospital Entrance and at the Gas House should it at any time desire to do so. Thus not Only does the Hospital acquire additional ground Aud get rid of an eyesore and a menace to the Publio health but the Railroad company also at such time As it is ready to make the change will find no obstacle in the Way of carrying out its Well defined policy of reducing the number of Grade Crossings. The removal of the track to avoid the Crossings of course implies a re location of the Public Highway for a Short distance. The proposition relating to the interchange of concessions has been under consideration for some time. The appropriation made by the last legislature contained an item of Twenty five thousand dollars for filling in the bed of the old canal which having been approved by the governor and attorney general is now available. The work will be Dune by the Hospital. Summons in trespass Horace m Baker who lost a valuable horse last Spring through the latter breaking its leg on Northumberland Street has brought suit against the Burough of Danville for damages. Summons in trespass were issued on monday returnable of january 17th. The Accident occurred of the afternoon of March 30th, 1007. Or. Baker a tenant on the farm of Thomas g. Vincent Cooper township was taking two horses Down Northumberland Street Riding one and leading the other. A switch engine frightened the horses Aud while they were prancing about one of them it is alleged fell Over a truck belonging to one of the Small cars used at the Reading Iron works which along with several of tigers of the same kind occupied the Side of the Street in front of the Carpenter shop. The horse in falling broke one of his logs Aud had to be killed. C. O. Dyer is Mahoning twp. Summons in trespass have also been issued in the Case of o. C. Dyer is. Mahoning township. Of tuesday morning december 12, 1906, or. Dyers loaded milk Wagon went Down Over the embankment on the state Highway just North of the Borough. The Driver was imprisoned in the Wagon which went Down Over an eight foot embankment Aud landed upside Down on the Railroad. The Wagon was badly wrecked and the milk bottles were broken. It is alleged that the township was negligent in not having the Umhau Kneur at that particular spot securely protected by a guard rail. On monday summons in trespass were issued als a in the Case of Ada m. Hilemar and Charles s. Hilemar her husband in right of said Ada m. Hilemar is. George d. Vognetz Aud William latin Here Fellows annual Heet an event that local Odd Fellows Are beginning to look Forward to although it is yet a few months Distant is the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Odd Fellows anniversary association. The officers Are All Williamsport men William h. Kiess president h. B. Eberly. Secretary a. A. Myers treasurer. Shamokin is the place chosen for the next gathering the Date of which probably will be monday april 27. The Date on which the gathering usually is held april 26, this year Falls on sunday. General arrangements for the affair will shortly Lee gotten under Way Anil it a a understood that Shamokin Odd Fellows will do their utmost to make the Celebration to he held in their town a record breaker. Through the accidental breaking of a vessel containing collodion at gosh a drug score about half past seven of clock last evening a fire was started which for a few minutes seemed to threaten bad results. The collodion with other articles was kept of the Pond at the rear of the store. In order to procure a Quantity of the solution or. Gosh stepped out of the porch. It being quite dark he held a lighted match in his hand while looking for the collodion another vessel accidentally dislodged fell breaking the receptacle that contained the solution. Collodion is composed of soluble gun Cotton Ether Aud alcohol Aud is highly inflammable. Coming in Contact with the lighted match in an instant there was a Are. Or. Gosh was burned of the hand and the flames spread rapidly Over the porch. The drug clerk flew to or. Gosh a assistance. There was no water very Handy but there was plenty of Snow Aud the latter the excited men scooped up by the handful and sprinkled on the fire. The Snow had but Little effect and the fire seemed to spread under the melted Snow. After a desperate fight however during which not a moment was lost the flames were smothered. The Blaze caused a great Deal of excite mint but it was Only momentary As the fire was extinguished almost As soon As people of the Street Learned what had the cause of fire alarm an alarm of fire was sounded in the still night at Exchange that aroused tiie Village Aud the country Side for a half mile around and caused no end of excitement. The customary signal fur a fire in the Village of Exchange is a blast from the whistle on did Iuey a Mill and great was the Cousteau Tiou on tuesday night when the whistle started to blow. In a few minutes people began pouring into the Street looking for the Blaze they expected to see. No Blaze but still the whistle continued to blow. After a Effort had been made in Ain to find the fire it was decided to interview the Man who was blowing the whistle. And then it was discovered that no fire at All was threatening the Homes of the people in the county seat of Anthony township. The sleet and Snow had gathered on the whistle rope in such quantities As to Render it heavy enough to open the valve Aud sound the whistle. There were about eight pounds of steam in the boiler Aud the whistle had its own Way for about half an whose terms expire Spring election will but held on february 18th. It will not be lung therefore until the party leaders will give some thought to Louii ustious for Ward Aud Borough offices in this connection it might be interesting to note what vacancies will occur in Council a shool Board Etc. In Council the terms of members will expire As follows first Ward or Juo. Sweisfort second Ward Jacob Dietz third Ward Georg b. Jacobs fourth Ward John r. Hughes. In the school Board terms will expire As follows first Ward or. Barber second Ward w. J. Burns third Ward Jacob Fischer fourth Ward. Augustus Heiss and Leonard Foulk the former serving a three years term Aud the latter who succeeded j. Aunt Lutz completing one year. Of the overseers of the poor of the Danville Aud Mahoning District Henry wire Maui a term of office expires this year. Candidates for Congress and the several county offices to be filled at the general election next fall who will be voted for at the Spring primary to to held of april 11th Are materializing very rapidly. Petitions in circulation signed by qualified elect ors asking that the names of various candidates for nomination be placed of the official ballot of the respective parties Are growing in size daily. A great Deal of interest a a manifested Aud from appearances there May be a warm contest for nomination As relate to some of the offices. The petitions in the Case of candidates for Congress or for state offices Mast he filed at least four weeks prior to the primary with the Secretary of the Commonwealth and in All other cases shall be filed at least three weeks prior to the primary with the county commissioners. It will thus be seen that candidates have entered the contest Early. The number of signers required on the petition relating to Congress Are two Hundred on the petitions relating to offices to be voted for by the entire county fifty. At the Spring primary candidates will be nominated for each of the following offices Congress member of the state House of representatives county commissioners full Board and county auditors. For Congress the petition asking that the name of John g. Mchenry be placed on the official ballot of the democratic party has grown to voluminous proportions and Montour county alone will give or. Mchenry the two Hundred signers required in the District. Charles w. Cook at present n Mem Ber of the Board of county commissioners. Is Republican candidate for the nomination for member of the state House of representatives. His petition is growing rapidly. As candidate for the nomination for District attorney the county commissioners will be petitioned to have the name of Charles p. Gearhart present incumbent of the office placed upon the official ballot of the democratic party. The petition relating to or. Gearhart has made its appearance within the last Dav or so. Among the petitions is one asking that the name of Michael Breckbill of Mahoning township be placed upon the official ballot of the democratic party As a candidate for the nomination for county commissioner. George r. Sechler As county commissioner and j. Harry Woodside As o Nonty auditor will both be candidates again. Each is represented by a numerous by signed petition relating to the office sought. Atterbury goes Over Sunbury it worked in one Case on monday morning when mrs. G. A Fissel. Of jills Borg York county awoke she attempted to awaken her husband who Lay beside her win u she was shocked to find him dead of apoplexy. Joe the Selinsgrove times tells of an old Snyder county Farmer who moved to town to give the boys a Chance. He said lie wanted them to go to school and not be compelled to work As hard As lie had done. We asked him How the Experiment had succeeded and la said the Hoys had already Learned to smoke cigars swear shake Dice Aud make fun of their father Ami refer to other retired Farmers As old hayseed a Reubens a Etc.,a my from recent indication to had no idea that they would Ever Hurt themselves at work. The higher officials of the Pennsylvania Railroad company have been in this Section quite frequently recently and on tuesday morning another trip was made Over the local division by general manager w. W. Atterbury Aud party of Philadelphia. Upon the arrival of the train in Sunbury the general manager was met by go neral superintendent w hey Ward Myers of Williamsport and accompanied by the officers of the Suu Bury division the entire party started on a tour of inspection Over the division. Upon the arrival of general manager Atterbury at Wilkes Barre he continued his trip Over the Delaware and Hudson Railroad to Canandaigua now York Aud returned Over the Northern Neutral Railroad by the Way of Williamsport and Sunbury of his Way Back to Philadelphia. The exact purpose or object of the inspection trip of the general manager. As usual has not been Given out for want Law changed death of an infant. Lester William tin six weeks old Sou of or. And mrs. H. D. Minier of Sunbury died tuesday. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 of clock from the Home of j. M. Ritter Bloom Road. The meeting held by the sportsmen of Berks county who desire the game Laws changed was largely attended. Or. Kalbfus of Harrisburg Secretary of the Pennsylvania state game commission and Emerson Decter the recently appointed Deputy game commissioner addressed the session. They urged a permanent organization Aud that the sportsmen press their claims through their representatives in the legislature. The petition now circulated for a change of the Laws is signed by 3.000 persons Aud is in the hands of Martin Larkin Secretary of the Independent gun club. While Samuel orally of red lion York county was showing some fit i a a a a finely decorated Christmas tilt 1 saturday evening the tree Cali a and orally was horribly Burrei. Aug his recovery doubtful

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