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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 10, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for a Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. A option a per yeah or. Irving h. Jennings dentist. I Jolce hour a. M. To 12 m. M Hill St., p. M. To i p. If. Danville. A. "1 Shultz m. D. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach and intestines a specially w. P. Angle a dentists office 218 Mill Street. A eth extracted without pain. Crown and Bridge work a specially quipped with the latest and Mont improved instrument and prepared to execute the most difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds formerly of catawis8a. Iffie opposite Boston store is Grille is in Tlsty in All its branches. Charge and All work Nara need. Established 1898condensed news. The ice Harvest goes on. The Winter blizzard Are overdue. Lenten services will be the Rule in a w weeks. The same sort of things Are Bippen a that happened last Century. Passenger trainmen on the Pennsyl Nia Railroad Are still very Busy. Councilman William Amesbury is her i indy ill at his Home on Bloom Street. 1 he a Mark Down Quot season is at hand i the garment you envied but whose t precluded its Purchase two weeks it May now come within the Purview your purse. Everything comes to him 10 Waits. A end Sylvania will have three Legal a Days next month As follows tues a february 12th, Lincoln a birthday Esusy february 19th, election Day 1 Friday february 22d, Washington a . And mrs. John b. Gulick have Ted one of the dwelling houses recent built by George Edmondson on ire Street. He thoughtful Driver will be careful Danker Bis horse when obliged to let i stand exposed to the Winter your water pipes these Winter s or you May have to Call in the Nebr. Nuary is doing her Best so far to Ifould All the pessimistic weather pets who insisted that a a we a catch his month by dealing out the cheer to kind of conditions. Quite Nat ally storms will come before her de arture but these will Only emphasize i glory of the succeeding Calm he member of the twelfth regi it military band of Sunbury recent presented their Leader Ben Gaskins h a handsome Silver plated music k. Drs. Robert Moore who broke her leg reek ago by falling Down stairs at the me of her daughter in Elizabeth n. Is very much improved. A rank Newbaker of Danville the est a accession to the Bloomsburg la Elmeny a Basket Ball team was in in sunday the guest of manager lore. Or. Newbaker fills the position Centre and judging from Bis excellent a sine lie no doubt will keep his of abuts Dally ome one must have left the door Getty wide ajar that this is such an pen Winter. The next matter on which local inter will Centre is the elections in Gebru a number of names Are mentioned you notion with the vacancies in mail and the school Board and the p of candidates promises to Bea Large eople who have been watching their a and keeping them tied up Are be Ning to breath easier because the a Days Are past since the mad dog his wholesale biting. It will be Well sever to observe the usual Days of be. Ire. E. B. Coxe of Drifton has Over people of her list that she keeps in necessaries of life month in and nth out be revival services at Trinity . Rich Bare been of special interest druggists say that quinine is in dead owing to numerous colds Low Are those new year resolutions Ting along. Imol every body is longing for a cd scow fall and for Sleigh ing is ice Barvest promises to be Moat i Dutiful. Raveling salesmen fur furnishing is Are already sending in Large Era for Meus shirt waists. The shirt is Man promises to be popular next Irner. Manufacturing Sites Are numerous in Oville and there is no reason Why our r should not secure additions to its us tries. Lias nets Moyer who has suffered m a severe cold for a few Days is in iving. He funeral of Flora Alexander was d in Bloomsburg yesterday. Thirty aple from this City met the funeral ices Siou at Grovania. Interment a As the in the jewish cemetery this City. A this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own vol. 46--Jso 2. Danville pa., thursday january 10, 1901. Established in 1855.Danville defeats Quaker City by the score of 37 to 5�?visitors put up a past game. For the third time the Danville and Quaker City Basket Ball teams met on the armory floor last evening. But the conditions were exactly reversed this time. 1 e philadelphian won both games in 1899 and 1900. Last evening they were Defeated with a score of thirty seven to five. The Danville boys went into the game to play Good Ball and every member of the team did it. All of them scored and the entire team played Well together and put up a fast game from Start to finish. They took the Lead by scoring in the first half minute and kept the advantage to the end. The score at the end of the first half was Twenty four to two. For the second half the visitors pulled together and held the local players Down a Little. Klase kept up big record for fast scoring and accurate throwing. Newbaker distinguished himself by shooting two difficult baskets from the Center of the Field. For the visitors Lindsay and Green put up the debt game. The Good games that the local players have been playing of late prove that they Are Well qualified to meet any team in this Section and warrant better patronage than has been accorded. Considering the late hour at which the game was played a Good sized audience witnessed it. The Philadelphia players will meet the Normal team at Bloomsburg this evening. The line up of last nights game was Danville. Quaker City. summary goals from Field Klase ten Bedea four new Baker two Sechler one Gaskins one Lindsay one Goodwin one. Goals from foul Klase one Brown one. Referee Carson of Philadelphia. Umpire Danville. Time Twenty minute surely is a Good Star Danville industries begin the Century in a promising manner. From the present Outlook it seems As though the first year of the new Century will be a prosperous one for Danville. The town is at present suffering that temporary cessation of business that usually follows a brisk Holiday Trade but the merchants Are very hopeful and Many of them have already bought heavy Spring stocks. The various industries of the town Are working steadily and from those in authority it is Learned that they will do so for some months to come. The Reading Iron works Are being operated double turn. The repairs at the engine of the structural tubing works have been completed and the Plant started full handed tuesday morning. The Howe amp Samuels puddle Mill is working full time As is also the stove works and the carry amp Vannan machine shops. The silk Mill and knitting Mill Are rushed with work Only a Lack of help preventing these important industries from working double turn. The smaller factories All resumed monday after the shut Down for inventory. It is also believed that work will be resumed in the near future at the Danville rolling Mill and the Bessemer Plant plate Mill. The beginning of the race promises Well for the part that Danville industries will play in the twentieth Century Industrial . Breckbill finds eight prisoners awaiting his care. Michael Breckbill began his third term As sheriff of Montour county tuesday noon. During the Day he moved part of his household goods into the jail residence. In assuming Bis office sheriff Breckbill finds eight prisoners to care for. All of them Are held for the grand jury or Are awaiting trial at next week s term of court. They Are Boyd Wintersteen indicted on the charge of murder Harvey Lamherson held on the charge of arson and attempt to kill Liis Wile Benjamin Severcool from Limestone township held on the charge of larceny Edward Burke and Clyde Keefer boys held on the charge of stealing a stove from the tool House at the episcopal cemetery Peter Roden held on the charge of assault and Battery David Barrett held on the charge of Highway robbery and Thomas Saul charged with larceny. During sheriff Maiers term thirteen prisoners were the most that he had in jail at any one time. Several after sessions of court the jail w As with out a prisoner. Death was sudden. Samuel Hoffner died at Bis Home on West Mahoning Street shortly before six of clock last evening. Although he was confined to the House for two months by asthma and other troubles death was sudden and due to heart failure. The last time that he was out of the House was when he voted of election Day. Last evening he sat up and ate his supper shortly after that mrs. Hoffner noticed that he looked strange and he soon died while sitting in his chair. He was born in France seventy one years ago and came to Danville when he was fifteen years old. For the past Twenty years he was employed by grocer if. M. Schoch. He is survived by a wife one son and a daughter George a. Hoffner of Sunbury and mrs. John Lewis of this City. Arrangements for the funeral have not been Over removal of last diphtheria quarantine card. The fact that the last diphtheria quarantine card ha9 been removed in this City is a matter of much gratification to Danville physicians. Until monday there has not been a time since August when cases of the disease did not exist in the City and at times it made such headway that fears of an epidemic were entertained. The physicians have made great efforts to confine the disease As much As possible to the places where it originated and in most instances have been successful. The percentage of deaths for the number of cases reported has been Small when compared to the fatalities that formerly accompanied this dread near losing her life. Mrs. A. F. Spitler of no. Lit East front Street came near losing her life Friday Yah morning while thawing on a water hydrant at the rear of the House by burning paper around it. She had a Broom with which she was keeping the papers from blowing away. She stood the Broom behind her for a minute when she soon Felt something warm at her Hack. Looking around she found her clothes All in flames having become ignited from the Broom. She attempted to extinguish the fire by wrapping her clothes around her but succeeded in burning her hands and arms. Mrs. Margaret Hoffman a next door neighbor rushed to the scene with a piece of carpet with which she soon smothered the flames. The Burns on her hands and arms were the Only injuries which mrs. Spitler received. Pain Brief mention of the movement of your friends and for thirteen criminal cases ready for next week s took oath of office. All Bat one of the county officials elected in november took the oath of office before Register and recorder William let Sidler monday noon. Or. Sidler Bein re elected had the oath administered by his Hoffman. Or. Sidler alien administered the oath to sheriff Michael Breckbill who succeeds tie rare Maiers associate judge Frank g. Blee who succeeds judge Henry Divel and jury commissioner Charles m. Kinn. Francis Patterson the other jury commissioner elected was not pre sent to take the oath. The retiring jury commissioners Are William sunday and Curtis the machinery. It is expected that the dismantlement of the Bessemer Plant will he completed by february 1. Mot of the heavy pieces of machinery have been shipped. Over 100 oar loads have already been sent to the Canadian Plant and nearly 100 oars of smaller materials remain to be shipped. Masquerade Ball at Bloomsburg. A number of pupils of the seamen dancing classes of this City in company with a number of Bloomsburg dancers will hold a masquerade Ball in enter lines Hall Bloomsburg on monday evening january 2l prof. Richard Metherell will furnish the of an old resident. John Diehl one of the oldest and Best known residents of Exchange die 1 at his Home at that place on saturday evening. He was ninety three years old and had spent much of his life in this part of the state. The funeral was held from the House on wednesday morning at eleven of clock and burial was in the Strawberry Ridge Ceme Tery. Or. Diehl is survived by four daughters and four sons mrs. Jackson Good and mrs. Thomas Cole East Danville mrs. John Dye of Strawberry Ridge mrs. Joseph Moust of Columbia Hill Jacob John Daniel and William All of w Hom live near Exchange. Daniel Diehl is one of the Montour county ohn8ton�?sweisfort. Miss Augusta May Sweisfort and or. R. Erskine Johnston were married at eleven of clock tuesday morning at Christ episcopal Church the Rev Erskine Wright officiating. Or. J. Herbert Adams was groomsman and miss May Boone of St. Clair was bridesmaid. A wedding dinner was served at the Home of the Bride s parents or. And mrs. J. Sweisfort East Market Street. After their return from Washington and old Point Comfort or. And mrs. Johnston will reside at the new infirmary building at the state Hospital where he is a experimental Stago. The safety spindle amp manufacturing coir Pany which was recently organized in this City is still having its product made at the stove works. So far the spindles turned out have been for experimental purposes. Several of them have been subjected to severe usage on wagons Over rough roads. They have stood the tests Well. The stockholders of the company Hope to a at they will soon create a demand for their goods that will permit of operating their own in frosty Valley. Nellie Stewart the fourteen years old daughter of or and mrs. Jacob Stewart died monday evening at the Home of her parents in Felt a to Valley. Tai child was take sick with diphtheria last wednes Day. There Are four other children in the family but none of them has shown any signs of the disease. The Rev. Henry Distelcamp of Locust Gap spent yesterday in Danville. Samuel Junod of Jersey Shore spent last evening in town. Or. And mrs. Eugene Moyer Ami or. And mrs. Perry Gaskins drove to Sha Mokin yesterday. H. M. I lock Man of Bloomsburg transacted business in this City yesterday. Miss Harriette Alexander visited friends in Sunbury yesterday. Simon Behler of Benton called on friends in South Danville yesterday. William Magill esq., of Bloomsburg was in Danville yesterday. Miss Blanche Moyer and miss Katherine Hoy of Northumberland spent yesterday with Danville friends. Mcwilliams Curry spent yesterday in Sunbury. Frank Mowrey left yesterday for a visit with relatives in Ardmore near Philadelphia. Or. And mrs. Emery Smith of ely8-Burg, visited friends in South Danville yesterday. Harry Gilger of Trevorton spent yesterday in Danville. Philip s. Moser and Andrew Russell attended the funeral of John Diehl yesterday at Exchange. Miss Maggie Ward of Scranton is visiting relatives in this City. Sister fides formerly miss Belle Shep person of this City left sunday eve for Pittsburg after a visit at the stepper son Homestead on East front Street. She was accompanied by her sister miss Mary and brother w. A. Shepperson. Miss Margaret Braw n left on saturday for Berwick where she will reside in the future. Miss Margery Dougherty of Bloomsburg spent saturday at the Home of Harry Peyton Mill Street. Or. And mrs. Grant Keller returned to Scranton on saturday evening after visiting Danville friends. Lloyd Peifer of Wilkes Barre spent j sunday with his parents or. And mrs. George w. Peifer. Mill Street. Sylvester Barry of Troy n. Y., is visiting friends in Danville. Or. Barry was a former resident of this City. Or. And mrs. Samuel Lehman returned from a visit in Philadelphia on saturday. Mrs. F. E. Harpel returned on saturday from a visit with friends in Shamokin. Mrs. Frank Baker and a drs. Louisa Trumbower have returned to their Home in Muncy after a visit at the Home of Samuel Trumbower East Market Street. Mrs. W. F. Rowe and daughter Matilda of Berwick spent sunday with mrs. Wesley Hartzell grand Street. Mrs. Lizzie c. Fisher left monday for a visit with relatives in Scranton and Brooklyn n. Miss Cressman and James l Riehl returned from k Isth it a monday evening where they attended the funeral of Oliver Riehl. Miss Margaret Grove returned to Philadelphia monday after a visit with 1 friends in this City. Miss Mary Yorks returned to miss Gordon a school in Philadelphia monday. Or. And mrs. William Hullih ii am it sunday in Millville. Miss Laura Hunter v sited friends in Bloomsburg yesterday. A. B. Brown of Pitts Toti was a visitor in Danville yesterday. Mrs. George Sonneborne returned to new York tuesday after a visit at the Home of her brother major c. P. Gearhart South Danville. Hon. And mrs. H. M. Hinckley returned from Harrisburg tuesday evening. Mrs. T. F. Patterson and daughter miss Abigail left tuesday fora visit in Philadelphia. Undertaker h. W. Bittendender of Bloomsburg spent several hours in Danville yesterday. John lore is visiting friends in Bloomsburg. Charles Zaner transacted business in Catawissa yesterday. J. E. Colt of Northumberland was in town yesterday. M is. T. 11. Rawlings of Bloomsburg visited friends in Danville yesterday. Mrs. Robert Black retained to her Home in it. Carmel yesterday after a visit with relatives in this City. Or. And mrs. Thomas Vincent visited friends in Milton last evening. Miss Mabel Gearhart returned from a visit in Wapwallopen yesterday. B. F. Foulk is visiting his son Roy in Williamsport. Henry Vincent returned from a trip to Philadelphia last evening mrs. James Steiner returned to lock Haven yesterday after a visit with relatives in Washingtonville. Or. And mrs. Alex. Cohen of blooms a Burg called on Danville friends yesterday. Mrs. Charles ii Ovies spent yesterday in Sunbury. Secretary w. D. Laumaster made a trip to no Joberry yesterday Henry Billmeyer of pottsgrove to arvo Auto a business in Danville yesterday. District attorney Thomas c. Welsh is Busy preparing the criminal Case that will be presented to the Quarter session of county court that will Convene next monday. Sixteen criminal cases have been pre sen text a for this term of court. The charges Range from assault to murder. Three of the cases will not be presented to the grand jury. Of the other thirteen the minor ones will he disposed of first. As soon As the grand jury is sworn in and instructed on monday one of the minor cases will be presented for its consideration and it is expected that an indictment can be secured so that one of the trials can be begun by the time the few civil proceedings Are out of the Way. Or. Welsh thinks that it will be possible to dispose of All of the criminal cases except that against Boyd Wintersteen by wednesday night. He thinks that the Wintersteen murder Case will be reached for trial by wednesday afternoon or thursday morning. Or. Welsh does not think that this will be a Long trial and that it will he concluded before saturday night. Wintersteen will be defended by Hon. H. M. Hinckley Edward Sayre Gearhart esq., and major c. P. Gearhart. Or. Welsh does not know for certain whether lie will be assisted in the prosecution of the Case but it is probable that James Scarlet esq., will assist in the installation of officers of Goodrich Post and Relief corps. A joint installation of the new officers of Goodrich Post no. 22, g. A. R. And Goodrich woman s Relief corp no. 31, occurred at the Post rooms monday eve. The Post officers were installed by past commander James c. Foster and the Relief corps officers were installed by mrs. Rebecca r. Sechler. Following the installation the Post was agreeably surprised by refreshments served by the ladies. The officers installed Are commander John m. Sechler senior vice Ellis ii. Best Junior vice Levi b. Sechler adjutant Jacob Sloop quartermaster a c. Angle surgeon or. P. C. Newbaker chaplain Jacob Reaser officer of the Day Robert g. Miller officer of the guard Charles s. Baker sergeant major John ii. Hunt quartermaster sergeant Josfph l. Shannon. The officers of the Relief corps Are president mrs. Kate Moyer senior vice president mrs. Mary Sechler Junior vice president mrs. Sarah Shutt treasurer mrs. Louisa Angle Secretary mrs. Rebecca r. Sechler chaplain mrs. Julia Moorcr conductor mrs. Elizabeth Cuthbert assistant conductor mrs. Ann Cook guard mrs. Malinda first meeting of new club at the High school. A commendable idea of prof. Gordys was put into practice at the High school Friday eve when the first meeting was held of an extempore debating club. The members of this club will be confined to students of the High school. All pupils of either sex will be entitled to attend and participate in debates. As the name implies these debates will be entirely without preparation. The students will attend on the meeting nights organize the meeting decide on the subject of debate and then any one will have the privilege of speaking on which Ever Side of the question he or she chooses. It is believed that these debates will furnish excellent practice in extemporaneous speaking and for developing quickness of thought. Seventeen students attended the first meeting. Clarence Derr was chosen chairman Joy lira Der Secretary and John Cormeau miss Julia arms and miss Alice Smull judge to decide the merits of the arguments on the question a resolved that United states senators should be elected by direct vote of the the question was decided in favor of the affirmative which was championed by William Dougherty William Watkins and Howard Lunger. The speakers for the negative were Walter Payne William Bailey and Frank Montague. Prof. J. C. Houser gave a Short talk in explaining the benefits of this movement. As soon As the High school debaters gain proficiency it is the intention to arrange for debates with some of the High schools in neighbouring Houghton of Exchange charged with illegal liquor Selling. Residents of Exchange Are much interested Over the outcome of a bearing held before Justice of the peace Bare yesterday afternoon. William Houghton proprietor of is charged by David Mitchell of that place with Selling intoxicating liquor on sunday Selling to minors and Selling to habitual drunkards. Seven or eight witnesses from Exchange were examined. Two or three Young men who testified that they were under Twenty one years old swore that they had purchased liquor in or. Houghton s place but they All testified that before the liquor was sold to them they told the bartender that they were Over Twenty one years old. Other witnesses testified that they had seen men drinking in the place on sunday but they could not state positively whether they drank intoxicating liquor. A Squire Bare reserved his decision until this afternoon at two of Georgiana Phillips. Georgiana Phillips aged eight years died at the Home of her father Thomas h. Phillips at the Corner of water Ai d rough Aud ready streets at ten of clock monday morning. She was a blight and attractive child popular with her companions and teachers at the first Ward school. On Christmas eve she attended tile entertainment at the first Baptist Church and the next morning she was taken sick with tonsillitis which gradually grew worse until her death. The funeral was held from the House wednesday afternoon at two of clock. Burial was in the episcopal cemetery. Mrs. Phillips Mother of the child died about six years have you seen a human hearts if not do not miss your Opportunity to that never fails to hold witness a play an audience. Everywhere it is spoken of As possessing rare Power to move and entertain. The varied characters chosen by the author to reveal his intention Are Woven into action that in itself has artistic variety and is alive with such elements As rivet the attention. The play is Clear clean and Clever and the fact that it is in its fourth season of Success warrants the statement that it has lasting Power which can be said of very few dramas. The secret of this lies in the simplicity truthfulness and varied human interests. Opera House on tuesday evening january 15. Death of mrs. Caroline Cotner. Mrs. Caroline Cotner died at her Home at Washingtonville monday morning at three of clock. She was seventy three years old. The funeral was Hel i froth the House on thursday at Tena m. Burial was in tie Washingtonville lutheran cemetery. She is survived by five sons and four daughters Pierce Oliver John Mcclellan Philip mrs. Seville Patter and mrs. Prudence Kneiss mrs. Caroline Reeder and mrs. Lydia Reeder All of whom live in the Northern part of this Shan Tung province. The Rev. J. 11. will preach at the Mahoning presbyterian Church on sunday both morning and evening. Or. Laughlin is a missionary from the Shan Tung province of China. His Mission was situated right in the Center of the Boxer movement. After he left there All of the Mission buildings were burned. His addresses on missionary work will be of particular interest giving a Good idea of the recent troubles in National Bank directors. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the first National Bank was held tuesday afternoon. The entire Board of directors was re elected consisting of i. X. Grier c. G. Van Alen of Northumberland James i. Magill,8. A. Yorks c. Laubach b. R. Gearhart and William Pensyl. County auditors in session. County auditors John f. Gulick and William Black monday began the audit of All claims against Montour county for the year 1900. Owing to the death of his father auditor Daniel Diehl did not meet with the other members of the Board. It will take several Days to Complete the sends his autograph. The latest addition to the y. M. C. A. Autograph collection is that of general p. A. Cronje. The celebrated Boer prisoner of War. The envelope containing the autograph was postmarked St. Helena november 27. Besides the two half Penny Stamps it contains the stamp of the British censor for the prisoners of War. Among the other autographs expected soon Are those of president Kruger Cecil Rhode general Denver stand i Hung Council elect officers. The Council Oftle a Pine Street lutheran Church consisting of the four trustees four deacons and four elders met for organization monday eve. John w. Eyerly was elected Secretary f. G. Schoch financial Secretary and George b Jacobs treasurer. Danville National Bank officers. The directors of the Danville National Bauk met yesterday afternoon and reelected William j. Baldy president Joseph Hunter vice president and m. G Young Iuan cashier Chicken the Eves Active. For the second time within a month thieves visited the Chicken Coop of e. C. Wolliver Sidler Hill on saturday night. Twelve chickens were stolen among them being three priz a game fowl. Seven or eight chickens were taken by the thieves several weeks ago. Or. Welliver promises to give tie thieves a warm reception if they will make another visit. Boatmen will protest. A movement is on foot in some parts of pet re and Juniata counties to Peti Tion the legislature against the abandonment of the Pennsylvania anal should such a Bill in presented during this session. A Large number of la oat men reside at Liverpool Duncannon and Newport and they claim that a great Deal of traffic could be obtained if Given proper cannot be done too soon plans for reopening the Danville rolling Mill. Since the beginning of bankruptcy proceedings against c. R. Baird considerable curiosity has been expressed concerning the future of the Danville rolling Mill one of the properties controlled by Baird amp co. Before the bankruptcy proceedings were begun or. Baird bad a re organization plan partially worked out whereby it was expected that All of the plants controlled by him would soon be put in operation. The Day the bankruptcy proceedings were begun a Philadelphia attorney re presenting a Large number of creditors said that he thought those re organization plans would be carried out by the creditors. A Danville Man. Familiar with the situation Baid tuesday that should those plans be carried out he did not think the Plant in this City would be included. Before the firm was forced into bankruptcy arrangements were All made by a responsible Mau for the tease and operation of the Danville Plant. It is still believed that such a lease will he consummated although the bankruptcy proceedings necessarily complicate matters so that it is difficult to predict How soon it can be done. At the Elmira Plant where affairs were less complicated by local creditors than in Danville such a lease has been arranged and operations Are about to be resumed under a new management. Several of the rollers that were employed at the Danville Mill have been engaged for the Elmira company and will go there to work until the affairs of the Danville Plant Are straightened lecture of or d. 6. Nutt in the y. M. 0. A. Hall. An audience of men crowded the y. M. C. A. Hall tuesday eve to listen to the interesting lecture of or. D. G. Nutt of Williamsport who explained some Quot Plain facts for this lecture was interesting and instructive and will be beneficial to Many of those present if they will heed the physicians excellent advice. Or. Nutt gave a comprehensive description of different organs of the human body explained their functions and the manner in which health can be promoted by the proper care of the body or How loss of physical mental Ani moral health is almost certain to follow dissipation and excesses of different kinds. Work of the auxiliary. The members of the ladies auxiliary of the y. M. C. A. Met in the association parlor last evening to Plad for some of the work which the ladies propose to do Lor the financial betterment of the association. It was decided to have the annual supper in the y. M. C. A. Hall on the evening of thursday Jan nary 31. The plans Are being worked out for the entertainment to be Given at the opera House in february under the auspices of the auxiliary. The ladies also talked of Laler having an entertainment of a social nature but no definite plans were made for that. The proceeds from the supper and entertainment will go into the association Treasury to help the running expenses for the coming at Kaseville. Mrs. Amanda j. Sidler entertained a number of friends at dinner at herbs me Kaseville on thursday. Those present were mrs. George f. Eye and daughter Catharine of Philadelphia or. Aud mrs. Emanuel Sidler or. And mrs. T. H. Johns or. And mrs. W. L. Sidler or. And mrs. Elmer Sidler mrs. E. Seidel mrs. Julia a. Mowrer mrs. Mary c. Moyer mrs. Wilson Horace Sidler William and Raymond Johns Mary Sidler and Clyde drove to pottsgrove. The following party drove to pottsgrove on saturday evening where they attended a dance or. And mrs. John Foy or. And mrs. Frank Schutt or. And mrs. William Mccann or and mrs Joseph Fausnaught mrs. John Keefer misses Helen and Carrie Keefer Annie Mullen Edna Mcelrath Minerva Winters William Schutt Joseph Raup Ross Keefer Joseph Fausnaught and Horace of methodist hymnal. The committee of nine appointed at the last general conference of the methodist episcopal Church to revise the methodist hymnal is making Progress on the work. The new hymnal it is said will consist of about 600 selections which Means that Over 400 of those now included will be dropped. All of the Olden h ruins so dear to the members of the methodist Church will be of Board of directors. At the annual election of the Danville nation no Bank held tuesday afternoon William j. Baldy c. P. Hancock f. C. Angle judge w. K. Holloway Joseph Hunter d. R. Eckman and Alex Billmeyer were re elected directors for the coming Verein s Ball. The first Ball of the Germania Verein held at the armory monday eve was Well attended. The enjoyment was continued until an Early hour tuesday. It was a Success in every Way and a Large number of Danville people will eagerly watch for the next dance Given by this organization. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest Mamer Job printing Kfaft kinds and description. Egg get our prices before place your . Reifsnyder s latest Perchase last real i estate in Danville owned by the Grove estate. A real estate Deal was consummated on saturday morning whereby the last piece of real estate in Danville owned by the estate of the Grove Brothers was transferred to George f. Reifsnyder. This is a tract of vacant land containing seven acres and fort four perches bounded on the East by Pearl Street on the West by Railroad Street on the South by the canal and the North by the Lackawanna Railroad. This addition to his property gives or. Reifsnyder twelve acres of the old Grove property situated Between the canal and the Lackawanna Railroad and East of Church Street. He purchased Over tour acres of this land at the Public Sale of the Grove estate property several years ago. In the Early Days of Danville the Grove Brothers were heavy owners of real estate mining and manufacturing property in this Section. Much of the property was sold More than Twenty years ago. The land and buildings retained by the estate have been 9old piece by piece since that time. About two weeks ago the old Grove Furnace office property on East Mahoning Street was purchased by Goodrich Post no. 22, g. A. R Aud this last Purchase by or Reifsnyder Marks the closing of an important epoch in the commercial history of Danville. Or. Reifsnyder intends to hold this property for the present. Part of it is located along the Railroad tracks and would make excellent Sites for manufacturing industries. Next summer a will dredge about three acres of the Low land making a Lake of it and using the dirt removed to fill in other sections. Ice will be Cut from this Pond in the Winter and it can aug be used for skating. Boats May he put on it in the summer. Or. Reifsnyder is also considering the feasibility of using this Pond for raising frogs for Market. Such a Frog Pond at Selinsgrove is making a Fortune for its owner. He has not fully decided however what use to make of the Lowland except to use it for an ice Pond. Narrow escape from drowning. While crossing the Susquehanna River at Shickshinny sunday afternoon s. W. Broadt had a narrow escape from drowning and was rescued Only by the prompt action of Bis companion David Edwards. Messes. Broadt and Edwards Are Well known in Danville having boarded Here while acting for some time As Telegraph operators at South Danville and Wolverton respectively. They Are both employed in the Telegraph office at Mocanaqua and Board across the River at Shicks Buny. About four o clock sunday afternoon they started to take a Short Cut across the ice instead of going around by the Bridge. When about half Way across where the River is Swift and deep or. Broadt who was a few feet ahead of his companion broke through the ire. Or. Edwards instantly pulled off his overcoat threw himself that on the ice and reached the garment out so that the struggling Man caught it just As he was being drawn under the ice. With the coat or. Edwards succeeded in pulling his unfortunate companion onto firm of George Elwell. George Elwell died at his Home on Spruce Street at two of clock yesterday morning. He was ill for Beveral weeks from t complication of diseases. He was fifty eight years old and always lived in this City. He was employed at the Howe amp Polk structural tubing works. The funeral will be held from St. Josephus Church on Friday morning at nine of clock and interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. Or. Elwell is survived by a wife and eight children mrs. John Pfeiffer and miss Anna Elwell of Chicago iii., David and George of Cleveland Ohio Thomas Alice Agnes and Gertrude of this s new Block system a Large Force of men under signal Engineer w. F. Johns a a equipping the Williamsport division of the p. Amp r. Road with an improved semaphore Telegraph Block system. The division will be divided into fifteen blocks which will necessitate the construction of fifteen signal towers each of which will require the service of a night and Day operator. Each Tower will be provided with two sets of Telegraph instruments for blocking and it will be equipped with an electric indicator controlled by a track circuit which will show the docs Tion of a train in a Block. A soon As the Williamsport division is equipped the same kind of a system will be installed on the Catawissa to begin in the Spring. Several Railroad contractors have been in Bloomsburg recently looking Over the route of the proposed trolley Road Between that town and Berwick. One or two More Are expected within the next few Days after which bids for the work will probably be presented. The preliminary work for the Road is being completed so that everything will be ready to begin actual construction As soon As Spring Glass Well attended. Miss Nita Moyer gave the first lesson to her children a dancing class on saturday afternoon in the armory. The first Steps of the Waltz were taught and All of the youngsters made much Progress. About to birth five pupils attended. Miss books will preside at the piano for these lessons

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