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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 12, 1905, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for lie Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per year a this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own vol. 50�?no 2. Danville pa., thursday january 2, 1005. Established in 1855 do. Ili Vini 11. Jknn1ngs, a Deni 1st. Joice hours 9 .1, 1/ to i m 1 in. H. To i v. V Sill . >1. 104 Hilt St. ii Tille. Ill. C. 425 Mill St., , a. Diseases of the stomach an a Lotos a special a a Quot up , dentist 218 Mill Street. Teeth extracted without i Crown and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with the la Tesi and most improved in strut a a a a find prepared to execute the most dial cult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds a dentist As Mill St., Danville a. Dentistry in All its branches. Charge moderate and All work guaranteed established 1892 condensed a Host Uncil meets Gloose Moo of the highest ideals for school directors. Berwick has foam it necessary to pass a curfew Law. Andrew Russell is seriously ill at Hia Home on Church Street. The Reading Gooe Ebone Man has been enjoying a laugh All to himself. Keep Yoor sidewalk clean and receive the blessings of the coins Unity. Be kind to the horses during the severe cold penetrating Windy weather. Go to the primaries and exert your influx a. Then be satisfied with the result. Lei the legislature pass a Bill for the publication of the Laws and it will please the people. Every Ward has its Best men let these be put on the ticket for Council and the school Board. Choose ,honest men for school directors ditto for councilmen ditto for All other offices. Jack will have to do some Strong work before the ice harvesters will be Able to resume business. The close of the first week of the new year do doubt finds May of the new resolutions on the Ash Heap. The time and place to a a Knock is at the primaries not after candidates distasteful to you have been chosen. The weather Man treats us to a occasional show flurry just to a trove that he continues to have Snow in Stock. The legislature is having a 10-Day recess and can to do much to excite criticism daring that Timo which is something to be thankful tor. The Rumor that another russian warship was blown up by a mine saturday turns out to be untrue it is Bard to find another russian warship. The trouble is Many people underestimate the importance of the school Board and Are inclined to nominate indifferent candidates. It is a Little premature to announce a fail Ore of the ice crop. There a sufficient time Between now and next March for plenty of the congealed liquid to fill All the houses in this Section. St Louis is finding it exceedingly difficult to recover from the reaction caused by the close of the worlds fair. To Stop and Start a train co Tsas much a to run it a mile. In store advertising frequent stops Are still More expensive. Cupid had his innings in Indiana county last year if nowhere else in the state. Indiana issued More marriage licenses than Ever before in its history and More than any other county in the state. Belle a town a Northampton county Borough with 300 inhabitants has eleven residents whose aggregate age is Early 1000 years. Each is More than 80 years old the oldest being 91 years. A local wag who says he Isnit afraid to die is responsible for this a the ice is on the sidewalk. And the Law is on the shelf if you done to like to tread on ice just clean it off the government crop report is Good and private reports Are better to the effect that Winter wheat is in better condition than a Mouth ago and averages Well for the season. This i As been a tender Point in the Outlook. The most encouraging result to he inanity of the Harvard experts four years investigation of cancer is that it is not hereditary this should prove a Balm to Many who live in constant dread of this horrible disease because some Uncle or aunt or grandparent died of it. It would have been yet More encouraging however if tiie investigations had in id out Hopes of dip Oivory either of cause or cure. John i. Rockefeller the other Day announced to a crowd of Young men a i believe in the papers. Give them Liberty and Freedom of speech. I believe in Liberty. The readers of the papers Are intelligent and they soon sift truth from considering the Home truths or. Rockefeller has been hearing from the papers for the Jast Twenty years this s distinctly Manuan a Mou. Borough Council met in regular yes Sion Friday night. President Davis being absent. Or. Vastine was elected president pro Tern. Eight members were present messes. Vastine Reif Snyder Swank Fenstermac Bor Dei Trich Boyer Lloyd and goes or. The Borough treasurer reported $3,236.80 in his hands. Or. Reifsnyder chairman of streets and Bridges committee reported that Street paving assessments had been Laid on property owners along Mill Street All had been served Aud some of them had already paid their assessments. He said that he had expected some of the property owners who Are objecting to paying for paving Street connections consisting of Crossings curbing etc., present to hear read the act of Assembly under which the petition praying for the said paving was drawn so they could learn just what the act sets Forth. These people were not present but the act was read for the Benefit of the members of Council. It is the act of 1889, and provides that property owners must not ouly two thirds of the costs of paving directly in front of their properties but the Street connections As Well. Before signing the petition in question some property owners along Mill Street failed to acquaint themselves thoroughly with the act of Assembly overlooking entirely that portion referring to Street connections. But As ignorance of the Law is no excuse these people will be obliged to the full amount of their as8pssments within thirty Days from the time they received a their notices or it will be entered against their properties. City superintendent of Public schools u. L. Gordy was present and called attention to the condition of the clock in the Steeple of the Mahoning presbyterian Church which he had been informed the Borough Council had charge of. It did not keep Good time. It was either from 10 to 20 minutes too fast or that much too slow. Many pupils depended upon it. In consequence they either came to school too Early Aud were compelled to stand out in the cold or they came too late and disturbed the other pupils in their studies. Or. Vastine explained that the 5 years contract which the Borough had with Henry Rempe to keep the clock in repair expired last fall Aud that Council now had nothing More to do with the clock than a private citizen. After considerable discussion however it was on motion of or. Reifsnyder. Decided to solicit bids to put the clock in Good condition and guarantee it to keep Good time tor a period of 5 years. The ordinance authorizing requiring and permitting the owners of certain properties in the Borough to make proper coup actions with and to use ail sewers constructed by the said Borough providing for the method of making such con Etious prescribing the manner of the use of such sewers Aud regulating the charges therefor respectively Aud for other purposes was taken up Aud in sections passed second Reading. Contractor d. J. Rogers presented revised Bills for sidewalk repairs he made by order of As these Bills seemed so much at variance with Hills formerly presented it was decided to have the matter investigated before a settlement is made. Again hens an six directors will be elected. At the coming Spring election six school directors will he elected one half of the Board the term of office of that number expiring with the close of the school year. The unusual no tuber is occasioned by the filling of several vacancies. The directors whose terms expire Aro or. F. E. Harpel and Robert Adams first Ward William. I. Burns second Ward Jacob i Cher and George b. Jacobs third Ward and. O. Greene. Fourth Ward. Robert Adams and George b. A cobs Are now filling vacancies by appointment of the Board caused by the removal of John l. Evans and d. H. Byerly from their respective wards. The first Ward will elect one director for the full term and one for one year Aud the third Ward one for three years and one for two years the other wards one each for the fun l t pm for the third time in the past month the horse b Dunning to Thomas Tooey and popularly known As a old dynamite a ran away. The animal evidently Beli ves in the cd. Term that lies in certain numbers fur lie made his third performance More thorough and exciting than any of his previous escapades. He got away from two Drivers narrowly missed running into a moving passenger train on the d. L. Amp w., Ami finally lauded at Grovania. Howar i Russell or. Tooey a Driver had been delivering groceries on upper Mulberry Street and was returning to Mill Street when the horse took fright on acc Oaut of the Wagon striking his legs. The animal dashed Down Spruce to Mill Street and then up Mill of a mad Gale p to the Host office where he was caught. At the first National Bank or. Russell seeing that he could do nothing with the horse dropped out of the rear of the Wagon. The horse was turned Aroun 1, and Willie Gross offered to drive the animal to the stable in the rear of the hotel Oliver where he is kept. He had scarcely started when the Wagon again Piuck the horses legs an off he started Down the Street the Wagon rolling from Side to Side Aud the horse striking fire at every jump in front of the Lyon building a Livorse and buggy were tied. The runaway Stuek the Carriage Bur glanced off breaking Only several spokes in one of the wheels of the in gov. When a old dynamite started from the Host office on his return trip a passenger train was Jast passing lire Mill Street crossing. As the terrified animal dashed on toward the train the people who crowded tie streets held their breath and waited for the crash tint seemed inevitable. Many thought that Young Gross was still in the Wagon not having seen him drop a from the Rar end of tie vehicle As the runaway passed the canal. But a old dynamite was lock. To last car passed the crossing Aud the gats raised just in time to allow him to dash by and Avert a collision by the fraction of a second. He turned up Bloom Street and finally lauded in or. Stonger a barn at Grovania. Or. Tooey took the next trolley after the runaway and recovered too horse at Grovania. Wagon was not damaged and the horse escaped with the loss of a shoo. Local Union enjoy banquet. Brick layers masons and plasterers Union. No. 81, enjoyed a line banquet on saturday evening at d. B. Hed dense restaurant. Covers were Laid for Twenty five. The tables were loaded with All the delicacies of the season. The decorations were Beautiful carnations. Several appropriate toasts were responded to. Reimard brother Brick Lavers blooms org and j. C. Reedy Brick layer Berwick were guests and Era ked some of their Good natured jokes at the expense of the Craft. They left on the 9 40 trolley car for their respective Homes Well pleased with Tho hospitality shown them by the members of no. 81. The members present were George Beyer president John Delanty vice president e. 0 welliver Secretary John Albeck treasurer William Moyer jr., Deputy will am Houser Nathaniel Overhardt Harrison Schott trustees John Fisher Jonathan Rudy Joseph Halkiu Peter Kelly Jacob Elliot Lamar Hahn William mover sr., John Irkes a. L. Mcclow president Pennsylvania state conference Board of bricklayers and masons Harvey Reimard John c. Reedy and Howard Reimard of no. 55, Berwick. The boys had two mascots present in the persons of masters Art Beyers and John Colow. It was a Long session the school Board held a regular meeting monday. I t was Long drawn out. And at times waxed warm. The following members were present Harpel Trumbower. Adams Haring purse Burns Fischer Werkheiser Greene Orth and Jacobs. The Secretary reported that the Blank of the and Deposit company of Scranton recommending the endorsement of j. C. Houser for a 5000.00 Bond had been filled out and sent Forward. The treasurers report showed a bal auce on hand of 8,550.17. Or. Fischer chairman of the building and repairs committee reported that the Black boards have been removed from the chemical Laboratory in the High school and placed in the second school of tie fourth Ward. He also stated that a Barsted water Pifie in the Welsh Hill school building had been repaired and that he had discovered that the same had been due to a broken window in the cellar. A request was read from j. M. Hostetler shoe Nixville that the officers of the Board sign a duplicate application for a permanent College certificate. The superintendent s report showed 1239 pupils in attendance during the month average attendance 94 per cent 87 cases of sickness. The resignation of or. Adams As a member of the grievance committee was read. It was moved that the resignation be accepted but the motion was lost by Uearl a unanimous vote. Or. Adams however declared his intention of not cont Vuomg to serve on the committee. Then followed a Long airing of the question of Corporal punishment in the Public schools. The debate continued for Over a hour during which heated arguments eur Ned. A wrong impression had been Given out Many people having an idea that the school Board is not in sympathy with the teachers in the matter of punishing pupils. The Board will stand by the teachers Aud give them All the Aid Aud support it Eon. The Long discussion of Corporal punishment in Trio schools was finally brought to a close by a motion being carried that superintendent Gordy prepare Aud have published in the morning news a article contradicting tiie impression that has gone on. The following Bills were ordered paid Fred k. Mille amp co s. J. Welliver. Danville stove amp mfg. Standard Gas co. W. H. Orth. Samuel Trumbower Joseph Lechner. The Secretary was draw an order in favor of the Danville stove company for furnaces put in the second Ward building. Drag rapids of $ 3 90 2.25. .75s. 05. 1.5623 878 73 authorized to viewers appointed. George West Engineer John h Brugler Samuel Werkheiser i r j , it. J. Pegg and o. B Sweitzer the viewers appointed he the court of saturday to View and assess damages it any. To the proper i of miss Frances Hartman hours of Jacob Shuster. David uruk Quot r. Sex Tutor of Ella Consort i state and Joseph Sper ring As a result of the sidewalks being raised and lowered along Mill Street when the Laid wore officially notified of tie in appointment yesterday by sheriff mate -. The report is made returnable on monday february 27, giving the viewers of it or six weeks in which to Inako the assessments. Martha Washington at a meeting i f the Ladi of the y. M 0. A.,held m ing plans were made for supper. Auxiliary Loda even Bolding a Martha Washington supper hot supper of Washington a birthday wednesday february 33nd, from 5 to 7 15 of clock. The time for the supper is made so As not to conflict with prayer meeting services. Money coming in promptly. Notwithstanding the hesitancy of some of the property owners along Mill Street to their paving asses meets an account of certain items in the Bills rendered not meeting with their approval payments Are being made promptly. Each property Holder was served with a notice on wednesday january 4, setting Forth tie amount of his or her assessments since which the Money has been dropping into the bands of City clerk Harry Patton right along. At present there seems Tobe no hesitation of the part of anyone about paying in attending to tie various duties imposed Pou the clerk in connection with these assessments. Or. Hatton has been kept Busy for the past month. To first made out the notices to property holders thin served Oue on each at his Home or a Ilace of business. And now lie h engaged in receiving the Money at his office. C. Amp m. Frol Ley elects officers. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Columbia and Montour Street railway company held in room Sturg Jester Lay the following directors were a elected to i b. F. Meyers e r. Us Tonsler. Milliun m. Oglesby an i 1 Harrisburg e. A. Tustin. Charles Miller and Joseph Ratti if Benoi Lisburg the directors then elected the follow my officers president Hon. B. I. Meyers vice president e r spooler treasurer William m Oglesby of Harrisburg and superintendent and general manager d. G. Hackett of i Bloom a Burg. Danville Defeated. The fastest and probably the most exciting Basket Ball game of the season was played last evening at the armory Between the Danville team and the Burlingame team of the Sas a Shanna league. It was a Fine exhibition of nerve and brawn from Start to finish Aud it was not until the referee s whistle called time in the last half that either Side had More than the slightest advantage. The final of 21-19 in favor of a us Lite game is a Good indication of the strength of the two teams. The visitors played a very pretty parsing game. Danville on the other hand did not pass the Hall Well hot often tried to Tab it Down the floor by dribbling or other Means. The game was very close throughout there being frequent ties in the score. At the end of the first half neither team had the advantage with tiie score at 10-10. Applegate the visiting Center played a Fine game. Barry played an Excel Lent defense game for Danville the line up Duville. Barber welliver. Sechler. Barry Dougherty meters. Forward Forward Center guard. Guard guard Burlingame. Van loosen. Montgomery. Applegate. Lutcher Pardoe. Goals from the Field a Applegate 6, Montgomery 2, Van Hoosen 1,Lutcher 1, Barber 4, Dougherty 2, welliver 1, Sechler 1. Goals from fouls Barber 3, Applegate 1. Howard Lunger of Berwick spent sunday with his parents in this City. William Leister of Berwick spent sunday with his family in the Brown building. Raymond Hummer of Bloomsburg was the guest of relatives in this City yesterday. Thomas Ziel of Harrisburg was the guest of Jesse Wyant yesterday. Mrs. Ellen c. Braus of new York pity is visiting at the Home of Thomas Reifsnyder Church Street. J. M. Shultz of Limestone file was a Danville visitor yesterday. W. Graver Lentz of Shamokin transacted business in this pity yesterday. J. W. Borsinger will leave today for a visit in Sudbury. Or. And mrs. Win. D. Lauma ter mrs Joseph h. Johnson an 1 V. Oglesby spent last evening at washing Touville. Amandas l. Heddens of Washingtonville spent yesterday in this City. H. Cotner of Washington vile made a business trip to this City yesterday. Frank Russell returned yesterday from a visit with friends in Scranton. Mis Mary Bogenrief will return to Mifflinburg today after a visit with mis Emma Gearhart. Min a Olive Thompson is visiting friends at Mechanicsburg. Or. And mrs. Robert Murray left yesterday for a trip to oar Bondale. Miss Sara Beaver returned yesterday after a visit at the Home of mrs. Russell Kelly Sudbury. County superintendent Charles Derr of Washingtonville spent yesterday in this City. Johnny Moyer of Hazleton was in Danville yesterday. Mrs e. D. Mauley of Philadelphia is the guest of mrs. John b. Mccoy West Market Street. Simon Dreifuss made a business trip to Catawissa yesterday. H. E. Lucas and s. E. Beurett of Williamsport were in town last night. Miss Mary Snyder of Strawberry Ridge is the guest of mrs. Henry Klasic. Water Street. Miss Irene Saltzman who has been seriously ill wit i typhoid fever is much improved. Stove works to be enlarged. The year 1904 at the Danville stove and manufacturing company a Plant was the Basie at and most prosperous year Over experienced by that Industry. The a a Beaver stoves Are sold in every part of the world and last year the demand was so Groat that the company was unable to fill a number of its orders. At the present time the Plant is turning out 11 sizes of a maces Aud 30 different lines of stoves in Over 200 different styles Aud sizes. The latest production of the pattern shop is the Imperial Beaver Range which was put of the Market last year. This stove is a Plain Range with colonial finish a lift off Nickel work and has several distinctive features that a Dace it above the Ordinary Range. In View of the fact that the company has for some time past been unable to Supply the constantly increasing demand for the product of its Plant it has been found necessary to increase the capacity by enlarging the factory in All departments Aud by installing additional machinery. The building operations will in commenced As soon As the weather conditions will permit. The mounting room where the stove parts Are assembled is to be made into a two Story building in order to make room for More counters. A Extension of 72x60 feet will be Holt to the foundry. There Are at present 74 moulders employed in the foundry the Extension will accommodate 26 More moulders. Additional machinery will be installed in the cleaning room and the Nickeline department enlarged. With these increased facilities the Plant will have a capacity of 125 finished stoves a Day. During last week a partial shutdown was made necessary while the annual account of Stock was taken. The Plant is now running full time. The employees number at present 135. No change in River. The condition of the River yesterday was similar to what it has been for several Days past. Tiie water had fallen hut slightly but the ice flowed As thickly As Ever. At intervals the Floe slacked up somewhat but it was most too heavy at any time to permit of the naphtha boat crossing with safety consequently it Only ventured across a few times in the morning and ouch in the afternoon. The riveters were at work on the appeared to he making fairly Good headway. It looks now As if t in portion of the Bridge up at the present time will b3 Folly completed with the exception of the flooring before the other spans can he put in posit Ion. A s Caroline fillinger was committed to the county jail by Justice of the peace Oglesby tuesday at with having concealed the remains of her recently born dead baby. Tie latter was found earlier in the Day under the floor of an outbuilding covered with Coal ashes and badly Frozen. The girl Couf Ossed to having placed the child there Aud said it had been born dead of tuesday january 3. Information was lodged against the Mother by chief of Holice Mincemoyer. She was placed under arrest and taken before a Squire Oglesby where the body of the male babe was produced in evidence at the hearing. Owing to the defendants serious mental condition the authorities will not pus ii the charge against her but will take the necessary Steps to have her seut to a institution where she will receive proper treatment Aud attention. That is not what she has had this Winter and evidently for a much longer period. The Little shanty in which she lived or rather existed with a Nephew Charles fillinger a Young Man about 20 or 25 years of age is located on tie High Hill near the intersection of Spring Street and Columbia Avenue. The dimensions of the shanty Are about 6x8 feet and 10 feet High. It is built of thin the cracks Between them Are covered with plastering laths. Standing so exposed and being fairly Tfir own together it looks As though ail Ordinary wind 6torm would topple it Over the Steep Eubank meet into the Street 16 or 20 feet below. Admittance is gained through a passageway so narrow that a Small person is obliged to crowd himself through sideways. The Interior is almost devoid of furniture. A Small cooking stove Oue chair and a Short lounge is All the single Little room contains. Even those few articles so crowds the Small to make it difficult for More than three or four persons to get into the room at one time. Yet those two people thinly Clad having ouly a Little Fael to Burn and scarcely any thing to eat have subsisted during tie present severe Winter. When the unfortunate girl who is now in jail was found in the situation she was of monday her condition was deplorable. There was scarcely Auy food in the aban a Oao #n�1 a but in the stove. She was ill thinly Clad and no clothes with which t o make a change. Benefit of tuesday night or. Stock held an autopsy of the body of Caroline Fil lingers child which was found buried under a pile of Coal ashes in an outbuilding that morning. It was held with tiie View of ascertaining whether or not the child had been born dead. The water test the most certain of All the tests known to medical science was made. When the lung was dropped into the water it went to the Bottom of the Basin As quickly As a Lump of Lead this was conclusive evidence that the child a lungs had never been inflated with air so much As for a moment. This is the Only thing that or. Stock had to do with the Case and the report circulated yesterday that he had attended tiie Mother of the child previous to the time that the latter was found is false. No physician gave advice or treatment to Caroline fillinger. Frozen in the ice. The ferry boat is reported As being too tightly from i in Shore ice at Wol Vertun to he lug out until a thaw comes. A the Moonshiner a a the Moonshiner s daughter will be the attraction at the opera House on saturday even aug. From the excellent satisfaction which the play has been giving elsewhere it surely must not. Alone be a thoroughly enjoyable production but a positive meritorious melodrama from every standpoint. The play is a charming love Story set in an atmosphere of the Hils of Kentucky and Tennessee. It deals with the lives of those sturdy specimens of Mankind for whom the government has officers constantly on the Lookout the Moonshiner. There is a very realistic encounter Between Moonshiner and Revenue men in which the latter try to destroy the still and capture its owners. The mysterious Oxe cution of the Moonshiner the Lynching of the negro Sam Aro All vividly and startlingly portrayed. The of indy element fairly Babbles Over with merriment of the Good wholesome kind. The regular monthly meeting of the Board of trustees of the state Hospital will be held today. Company drills twice a week. The following order which is of the greatest importance to members of company f has been issued by Captain Garhart armory of co. Of 12th Reg to. G. P. Danville fa., january 10, 1905. Company order no. 8. The Spring inspection being held in a Short time makes it imperative that this company must Drill every Taes Day and thursday even aug until inspection. Failure to comply with this order will be canse for charge being preferred. There is much to Toaru in the recent changes in the Drill regulations Ami Only coustaut attendance will keep up the Standard of the company. By order of j. Beaver Gearhart capt. Come dog. In Case of Only a part of the National guard of Fenn Sylvania attending the presidential inauguration in March the provisional brigade will be made up of the companies in each regiment standing the highest at the Spring inspection. If the local company fall below the standing set in former years it will stand Bat a poor show of participating at the greatest Luaa gyration Washington Ever had. In the anticipation of a Fine armory being built Here it behoves tie members of the company to work hard and attain the High Standard of former years. Will contribute to country life. At a recent meeting of the Pomona Graunke in Colombia county a Resolution was adopted urging Farmers to build their own Telephone lines Aud Combine to secure Complete systems throughout the various sections of the county. It sets Forth that such communication with the towns and Mark ets will to a great advantage. Rural a phones and Rural postal routes which bring tiie Farmer in close touch with the world Are two recent i us ovations that will contribute very much to the attractive less of country life and will contribute much toward keeping the Young people on the farm. The Library it is often the Case that when a Community is the possessor of some institution that is of great Benefit to persons in All walks of life a full appreciation of the benefits derived is lost sight of after a while and tiie interest which May at first have been intense gradually lessens and perhaps altogether ceases to exist. There is in Danville however an institutions the Thomas Beaver free Library that from the time of its establishment Lias been Folly appreciated and is Aro Hsiug greater interest each year of its existence. The benefits of on Library can hardly be reckoned so great and reaching Are the Revolta of the learning Broad mindedness add innocent Ama sment derived there from. The shelves contain 12,173 Hooks comprising treatises upon almost every known subject. State and National reports and pamphlets of which there Are great numbers Are not counted in the above total. A glance at the circulation report for the year 1904 will show the enormous amount of Reading that is due to the institution. Fiotino22,054 juveniles. 5,501 philosophy. 57 theology. 162 language. 10 science. 197 sociology. 552 useful arts. 144 Fine arts. 221 literature. 627 history. 570 biography. 424 poetry. 283 periodicals. 360 travel. 609 total circulation.31,770 Dally average. 105 there Are 5051 persons who Hoid circulation cards there having been 230 cards issued in 1904. Fines for overdue books amounted last year to $73.64, the Fine being 2 cuts for each Day overdue. The Reading rooms also receive a Large share of attendance Many taking advantage of this Means of becoming acquainted with the events of the Day through the newspapers or of Reading the periodicals. 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 in excitement on fill Street a to to pet Wagon caused to Littleto Cit ement on Mill Street in front of Smiths jewelry store at about 2 45 o Clook yesterday afternoon. The animal was being driven of Street by Hiram Stetler at a Leisure gait. A spirited horse drawing a buggy and making considerable noise came up behind at a rapid Pace. The latter jumped to the East Side of the Street at the sight of the mail Wagon then broke into a Gallop. Its movements and the Clatter of the Boggy wheels on the boy Brick pavement startled or. Stetler a horse causing it to kick up with both Hind feet. One foot became fastened behind the Cross piece of the shafts. After making a few tremendous plunges in a vain Effort to extricate itself from the trap the horse coolly squatted Down on the shafts and made no further Effort to assist itself. The harness was quickly unfastened and an Effort made by a number of men who had gone to or. Stetler s Aid to push the Wagon away from the horse with the Hope of releasing the imprisoned Hoof. The attempt was a failure because of the we get of tiie horse of the shafts Aud the Peculiar manner in which the foot was wedged behind the Cross bar. The harder the men pushed upon the Wagon the harder the horse bore Down upon its frail support. Then another plan was adopted. The men Laid hold of the horse and tried to raise it to a upright position with a View of relieving the shafts of its weight Aud then draw the Hoof out of the trap by hand or in Case that it could not be accomplished in that manner to try the pushing act again. Both failed. Theu the horse fell to the pavement Aud broke a Shaft. After that it was an easy matter to release the foot and get the horse on its feet again. With the exception of being a Little stiff in the leg for awhile after being set free the horse was uninjured. Before the horse was released a vast crowd of people had gathered around the mail Wagon and were interested spectators of what was taking place. Funeral of Daniel Brooks. The funeral of Daniel Brooks occurred monday afternoon. Services were held at tie family residence 728 Mill Street and were largely attended. The members of the stove counters a Union no. 68, attended the obsequies in a body and a delegation of members of Iron moulders . 124,were present out of respect to the deceased. The Rev. N. E. Cleaver pastor of the Trinity m. E. Church had charge of the services Aud the following members of 8tove counters a Union no. 68, were the pall bearers James and Charles Lake William Jordan. William Rudy Fred Soitz and Charles Seitz. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The following persons from a distance attended the funeral flank Aud Hemiy Reifenberger. Of Scranton or. And mrs. William Colond of san Bury mrs. Theodore Bruder of Philadelphia and mrs. James Carter of Berwick. Perilous trip the naphtha launch made a trip across the River about 2 30 o Clook yesterday afternoon that it will not Likely repeat under similar circumstances. At least some of the passengers who were on Board at tiie time will not under any consideration. One of the latter after gaining a Landing and feeling sure that lie was on solid ground once More was heard to say a my heart was in my month during the whole trip and no amount of Money would induce me to undertake it again. A the boat started to Cross from the Softli Side with the intention of pursuing the regular coarse. It was weighted Down with six Large men and a Box containing a live half. The Ioe was thick Aud the current was Swift and Strong owing to the present High water. To plow straight through such powerful obstacles wac an the Only Way to get across and avoid an Accident was to steer around them to some Maun r. Even that was a perilous undertaking. The rear of the boat was Sook to nearly the level of tiie water and the calf was Likely to get excited at any time Aud cause trouble by upsetting the Small Craft Aud dumping everybody Over Board. By using poles to Force some of the cakes of ice one of the course and skilfully dodging around others the boat was kept from getting in forcible Contact with any of the obstacles that threatened to engulf it. The journey West a Long and nerve racking Oue to the passengers and it was Little wonder that some of them became alarmed at the situation. In the attempt to keep on Clear water and away from the Ioe the boat was carried some distance below the water works. Then it was slowly worked to within 20 or 25 feet of the North Shore and from there headed up Streim. From that Point to the Landing above the Bridge the boat practically had ouly the current to contend with the water there being quite free of floating ice and the trip no was made with apparent ease and with less danger. The ferry Landing was reached in safety and non disembarking the passengers breathed sighs of Relief. Some of the men in the boat weighed from 150 to 190 pounds but averaging a. W i Walil. Elseh 175 r tyls Box Aud calf which was 150 pounds makes a total of 1,110 on the boat when the difficult passage was made. Agitating a River Cable. People Are yet of the opinion that a Cable oar used in crossing the River Here would be just the thing and True it would be from every standpoint of View. But it is believed by some that the Bridge will be built during the coming summer and then to go to the expense of constructing a Cable for the three remaining months of the Winter including the present month it would not seem right. While some Are of this opinion others believe that we will be without a Bridge for another Winter Aud in this latter Case tiie constr action of a Cable seems the Only Relief. May persons from this Vicinity have seen the Cable operated about mines or Between mountains and that it would be practicable and perfectly Safe Here is vouched for by the Best Oit zeus. It certainly is pitiful to go Down to the River these Days Aud see workmen Battle with the ice in mid Stream not even knowing whether or not they will reach die opposite Shore where stands a wifi or a Soo waiting and watching the slow and hazardous procedure. Men have said that their hardest work of the Dav was that of crossing the River to their Homes at night. When the Ioe is Ronning like yesterday and today three men take a boat one in die front with a Long pole one at the Oais and the third on the rear seat As watch. Often a Large cake of ice strikes the boat and it is held fast and carried Down the River for several maudred feet before it can be loosened. A Berwick Enterprise. Bank directors elected. The stockholders of the first National Bank of Danville met yesterday Aud elected the following directors to serve for the ensuing year Isaac x. Grier Robert m. Cathcart John f. Tooley Aud Jesse b Oleaver of this City William Pou Syl of Elysburg o. G. Canaleo of Northumberland and Daniel f. Roager of Milton. A meeting of die directors will he called later for the election of of Floers. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Danville National Bank the following directors were elected William j. Baldy K. Holloway f. O. Angle Oharles p. Hancock d. R. Eckman Alexander Billmeyer and Daniel Curry. The directors will elect officers in a few Days. Under physicians care. Jared n. Diehl of Northumberland formerly of Danville who was among those who received injuries in the wreck near weigh Scales on monday is under the physio and scare. He received some severe bruises about the body and suffered from the Shock of the Accident. That the building operations in and about Berwick during 1905 will equal if not surpass the great building Boom two years ago is tie expectation of Berwick contractors who anticipate a very Busy season and their prediction Are founded on substantial facts

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