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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 17, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaHone paper a for the Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per Yea or. Irving h. Jennings dentist. Of juice hours a a. A. To 12 m. M Niu St., 1 p. M. To i p. U. Dant iut. Pit. Inv Ltd m. D. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach and intestines a specially m Crinan a this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demand with its own vol. 46--no 3. Danville a. Thursday january 17, 1901. Established in 1855, ready to build trolley line Contr act awarded at Harrisburg for three sections. D r. W. P. Aholt a dentists Ornea 218 Mill St Kkt. To mob extracted will out pain. Crown and Bridge work a specially equipped with the latest and Moil improved instrument and prepared to execute the most difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds formerly of cat Iowa. Dimm Offos opposite Boston 8tors, Danills is dentistry in All Ita branches. Charge mod rate and All work guaranteed est Ablahed 18m condensed news. More like Winter. Sneezing is excused. Danville has Many visitors from the surrounding country this week. Now let the legislature conduct Ita business with promptness and Dis Patch. Now is the time when the had roads movement gets in its work. The masquerade Ball to be Given on be evening of Jan. 21st. At Enterline toll in Bloomsburg Promisee to be a Reat Success. A number of Danville Oung people will attend. The Quot standing room Only sign Rould have been of Good Nee at the ont House yesterday. The contract for the construction of he Colombia and Montour electric Road rom Bloomsburg to Berwick has been warded to f. D. Scanlon amp co., of Harris Borg. The ice has been considerably thinned y the mild weather of the past few a is. A prominent physician gives some of advice about avoiding Neu Onia. He says Quot keep the top but a of your oust Danville has some splendid Sites for Law industries and they should be free offered. The ubiquitous drummer is again with in Force and is crowding our hotels of no other use he St least May be it oked upon As a Harbinger of Good Mes for when business is poor he is a sent. The grip is putting Many people it bed again and making walking Terra of others. Cd. F members Are anticipating a Fina in to the inaugural at Washington in Larch. Applications for free transportation i the inauguration at Washington Are ready pouring into the Railroad Otras. Railroads Are losing Money on their Low plow investments. Two weeks of the new Century have be into eternity audit hit Many Good solutions. Done to worry about Winter weather a binary has made a record for Bellz Ida. The great moving Day april 1st this a comes on monday. A number of tenant Farmers in this Chiun will chantre residences in the ring. Rural landlords will no Makoa great Al of Money this Winter from Sleigh it parties. It is Only seven weeks to Spring Ink of that and throw All your sir ses of a Long blustering Wint Arto the ads. R rank Newbaker of this City was a Ember the Bloomsburg wheelman s Ike Ball team that Defeated the nor ils on monday night. Superintendent James Mallei of the Neville rolling Mill is suffering a eve attack of Grippe at his Home a Phila Psia. Che annual meeting of the state let carriers association will be held in Banon on Washington s birthday Briary 22d. V Large proportion of Theu Aale popular of the country districts of Montour into was in Danville monday drawn jurors witnesses or spectators at the a Day court. Odward b. Kepner of Berwick a you Law of c. C. Long West Mahoning get has secured s position with the it a Woodin lumber co., of Winter a miss. Accompanied by mrs. Per be will leave Berwick on Friday ring for Memphis. Tean., where a will take up their my deme. Very other Man Yam meet has a rent of for the grip. They Tel you to be quinine to drink hot Wake to us it to quinine to drink lean juice to e a thousand and one Ether things 1 they Are willing to Bank of their Nedies for did t it Sun them ? an i physician Saya that the beat thing grip is to get a a Wanna Corner cud it Down and stay there Haalil the thing is away Aad if you keep quiet it we a the Kag before the Good effect set a a a resting up Quot we a be apparent. At the meeting of the stockholders of the Montour a Columbia Railroad company held in Harrisburg monday the contract was awarded for the construction of the trolley line from Catawissa to Berwick. It was decided to award the contract and proceed with the construction of the line from Rupert to Danville just As soon As the right of Way can ail be secured. The contract a awarded in three sections from Catawissa to Rupert Rupert to Bloomsburg and Bloomsburg to Berwick. The contract Price for the three sections is $350,000. Hon. B. F. Myers of Harrisburg was elected president of the company Hon. Rutas k. Polk of Danville vice president d. K. Waller of Bloomsburg treasurer and c. R. Miller of Bloomsburg Secretary. Contracts for mail service bet Nib daily expected from the Post office department. Primaries on Jan. 25. A meeting was held by the members of the Republican Borough committee at hotel Oliver monday eve to decide upon s time for holding the primaries for nominating candidates Lor Borough offices to be voted on at the election in ferns by. George k. Sechler presided and h. E. Seidel acted As secrets by. A motion was carried directing that the primaries be held it the polling places in the different wards on Friday evening january 25, Between the hours of seven and nine of clock. Interest in oort. It is Seldom that any session of county Enort arouses so much interest is is being shown in this week s session. A aide from the Wintersteen trial Many other cases Are attracting much attention. It has been but a few months since the jail has been without a prisoner and the officials were congratulating themselves on the lawful state of the county. But the jail has been filled up to a great extent in a Short time and several of the prisoners who have already agent several weeks there awaiting trial now have to go Back to serve sentences. Returns Are daily expected from Washington awarding the contracts for the Rural mail routes entering at Danville. Bids for Tess contracts were closed on december 4 and they must be awarded before february 1. The contracts Are for carrying the mail for four years from july 1, 1901. Several new propositions enter into these contracts that mean much to the people living along the routes to the carriers and to senders of mail. There Are three Rural routes entering in this City along which daily return trips Are made. The one starting at Paxinos includes Elysburg Quitman Bear Gap and Union Corner. The one from Snydertown takes in Rushtown Stonington Kline Grove and Riverside. The third is to Kaseville and return. Heretofore a person living in any part of the United states could hold these contracts sub letting them to the car Riera. The Snydertown route contract is now held by a Man living in Iowa. According to the new rules the successful bidders must live along the routes on which they bid so that they can directly oversee the work or do . This will give the persons carrying the mail an Opportunity to contract directly with the government without giving some Rich contractor an Opportunity to make a middleman a profit. All of the contracts also Call for the free delivery by the Carrier of mail at any House along the route where a Box is placed beside the Road or to any Box placed beside the Road by a person who May not live along the direct Road. This will mean practical free Rural delivery for Many families living along these routes permitting them to have their Muk inc news delivered daily at their doors. Applications have also been made recently to Hon. R. K. Polk requesting him to use his influence with the postal authorities to have a regular free Rural delivery established in Montour county. This would id lode a delivery at country houses that Are not located along regular routes. Personal a paragraphs. Brief mention of the movement of your friends and acquaintances. First visit in fifteen years. Thomas c. Hunt of Laramie Wyoming a former Danville resident arrived monday eve. For a visit with Bis Uncle Charles m. Johnston on grand Street. This is or. Hunts first v bit to Danville in fifteen years. During the War with Spain he served with Torrey a rough riders company a second regiment Wyoming cavalry. Death of a Bright child. John the two and a half years old son of or. And mrs. J. F. Street died at 8 80 o Dock yesterday morning from spinal meningitis. This death is a particularly sad one for he was the Only son and an exceedingly Bright Little fellow. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at eleven o clock from St. Joaeph s Church. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. Will Ocoee this evening. The last of the revival services at St. Peter s m. E. Church South Danville will be held this evening. As Many of the congregation hold tickets for the y. M. C. A. Entertainment Friday evening it has been decided to close the meetings to night. Daring the three weeks of the revival the attendance has been very Large. Sketch of Bev. 0. H. Day. Thursday s Philadelphia inquirer contained a photograph and sketch of the Kev. Gideon h. Day of Riverside who is spoken of As the oldest methodist Clergyman in Pennsylvania. He is tight four years old and is commonly spoken of As the a father of the Confer secs Quot although he has been on the superannuated list for twelve years. Jury of inquest. A jury of inquest sat in one of the offices in the oort House yesterday to take evidence concerning the property and alleged lunacy of Samson Pickens an inmate of the state Hospital to determine what disposition shall be made of his property. Basket Ball on january 25. Manager Frank Newbaker has arranged a Basket Ball game to be played St armory Hall Between the first team of Dickinson College and the Danville team on Friday january 25. This will tie a very interesting game. Bookmiller Barnhart. William b. Bookmiller and miss Harriott Sevilla Barnhart were married by to Rev. U. G. Heck at the Trinity m. E. Parsonage at six o clock tuesday eve. They were attended by Charles Barnhart and miss Margaret Bookmiller. Elected United states senator with majority of five. Harrisburg Jan. 15.�?the great senatorial fight is ended at last. Hon. Matthew Stanley Quay was elected to the United states Senate of the first ballot shortly after the two houses convened at three of clock tuesday afternoon. Or. Quay received a majority of two in the Senate and three in the House making a majority of five on joint ballot. During the last two Days several Republican members who have been counted in the anti Quay ranks went Over to the other Side. The interest in this contest has been intense in this City for the past two Days after the democratic caucus was held last several prominent democrats absent and the announcement of the desertion from Auti Quay ranks of several republicans the excitement was increased. When the result was announced this afternoon the Peot up feelings found an outlet in the wildest bursts of enthusiasm by the supporters of or. Quay. Readjustment of wages. A new notice concerning the re adjustment of wages at the Howe amp Polk structural tubing works was posted yesterday morning. This new schedule gives an Advance of five per cent in wages Over the one posted several Days ago and which was to have gone into effect yesterday. The notice posted tuesday read a Danville pa., Jan. 15, 1901. Quot after careful consideration the following change in wages has been adopted. Except in few cases the same wages will be paid As were paid prior to the ten per cent Advance in july 1899. This makes a reduction of just about nine percent. It makes common labor ten and a half cents an hour. Engineers watermen and firemen will receive the same wages As Are paid for similar work elsewhere in this Vicinity. The few individuals Hobs wages Are not changed exactly in accordance with the above will be promptly notified by or. Price. Quot Howe amp to execute deed. Judge Little yesterday granted an order directing sheriff Brockhill to exp cute a deed for the property of Cyrus bards be of Anthony township which was sold by sheriff Maiers while he was in office. Death of mrs. E. B. John. Mrs. Virgenia John died thursday afternoon at four of clock at the Home of her parents or. And mrs. John r. Miller on East Mahoning Street. For several years she has suffered from consumption being confined to the bed much of the time for the past five months. She was Twenty seven years old and is survived by her husband Edward b. her parents. Several years ago she was a student for some time at the Pennsylvania Bible i Institute Philadelphia where she studied with the intention of going to Central America with tier husband As a missionary. Question of finances. The Board of directors of the y. M. C. A. Held a meeting in the association Hall Hast evening to arrange for raising the Money necessary to off the indebtedness of $1,000 and to plan for the run thing expenses for the doming year. For the a a Destrick 8kule. The committee in charge of the proposed Quot Destrick Skuley a entertainment met thursday afternoon. This committee consists of Charles s. By on William j. Rogers Jesse 11. Shannon and Sam a. And John b. Mccoy. The entertainment will be Given for the Benefit of the y. M. C. A. And it was decided to hold it in the opera House of the evening of february 14. The cast will be decided upon in a few Days. This is announced As an interesting and amusing entertainment and has been Given with great Success in Many other places. Mrs. John Taber is visiting friends in Bloomsburg. The Rev. J. F. Hower attended the funeral of mrs. A. S. Baumgardner in Lewisburg yesterday. Miss Lou Kahler of Williamsport is visiting her aunt mrs. Edward Pursel North Mill Street. Miss Myrtle Snyder spent yesterday with friends in Bloomsburg. Thomas Curry of Sunbury visited his parents of West Mahoning Street yesterday. Frank Case of Bloomsburg visited friends in Danville yesterday. Ralph Seidel of Washingtonville attended court in this City yesterday. A. H. Pierce left yesterday for Virginia on a business trip. Amandus Heddens of Wash Uptou Ville was in town yesterday. Frank Boyer of Grovania. Transacted business in town yesterday. James Steckley of Sunbury. Spent yesterday in South Danville. Miss Julia Kaufman returned to Bellefonte yesterday after a visit with friends in Rush township. Miss Alda Bassett returned from a visit in Kingston yesterday. Or. And mrs. William Mccloud of Sunbury were in this City yesterday attending the Mccloud Ditzler wedding. Or. And mrs. J. P. Welsh and Lahlou Saeger of blooms nag. Will be guests today at the Home of i. A. Persing on Centre Street. Or. Harry sober attended a party in Northumberland last evening. Mrs. W. A. Ditzler and daughter miss Eva. Of Muncy attended the Mccloud Ditzler wedding in this City yesterday. J. M. Heddings will return from a business trip to Philadelphia today. Miss Mary Hoffner left yesterday for a visit in Washington d. C. Mrs. George Vastine of Catawissa visited friends in Danville yesterday. Bingham h. Gearhart of Williamsport spent several hours in Danville yesterday. Theodore Kimbel of Riverside transacted business in Sunbury yesterday. Miss Irina Thompson of Philadelphia who is visiting her sister mrs. Richard Hullihen on Mill Street spent yesterday in Sunbury. George Stahlnecker who has been employed St the Bessemer steel Plant left on saturday for Johnstown where he has secured a position with the Cambria Iron company. Or. And mrs. Charles Watson of Philadelphia arrived in this City saturday evening for a visit with relatives and friends. Silas Alexander Esq., of Socorro new Mexico is visiting his sister mrs. W. C. Davis on Mill Street. Mrs. Roy Williamsport spent sunday at the Home of b. F. Foulk Mulberry Street. Ralph Levy of Scranton is a guest at the Home of Joaeph Heim of Church Street. Miss Annie Elwell of Chicago Iii. And George Elwell of Cleveland ohio.,who attended the funeral of their fatties George Elwell sr., on Friday left for their Homes on saturday. John Wolverton of Sunbury spent sunday at the Home of Samuel Bucher Riverside. Miss Katie Dempsey and miss Myrtle Sweitzer visited Friend sat roaring Creek sunday. Mrs. Elizabeth Fletcher returned to Bloomsburg sunday after a visit with relatives in this City. Miss Coxey of Philadelphia is a guest at the borne of m. E. Milia be lower Mulberry Street. Miss Rebecca Titley spent sunday with roaring Creek friends. W. H. Delong of the Blue Springs farm near Washingtonville is attending court this week. Miss Sarah Hughes left monday for her Home in Morris run Tioga county after a visit with her aunt mrs. Thomas Andrews Corner Spruce and ferry streets. Miss Ella Jones of Milton is visiting her parents or. And mrs. D. O. Jones on East Market Street. Mrs. John Wolverton of Sunbury spent sunday with her parents or. And mrs. Samuel Bucher Riverside. Mrs. Ross Mill ouse returned to Ithaca n. Y. Tuesday after a visit with her parents or. And mrs. George w. Miles on East Market Street. Miss Nellie Jameson left tuesday for a visit with mrs Isaac Pursel in Brooklyn. Miss Stella Mausteller of Milton is a guest at the Home of James Shultz East Market Street. Mrs. Thomas Cook of Berwick Isa guest at the Home of Benjamin Cook on East Market Street. Miss mints Shultz left tuesday for Hummelstown where she will spend about ten Days after which she will leave for a visit with friends in Nevada Iowa. Solomon books of new York is visiting his family on West Mahoning Street. Mrs. Emanuel Shipe mrs. Peter kick Man and mrs. T. J. Vastine of Sunbury spent tuesday with South Danville friends. Grip on its annual round plenty of it in Danville but its of a mild form. This is the season of the year when the Grippe is expected Tobe abroad in the land and from the press reports from Many places expectations Are being realized. Danville is no exception to the Rule. All of the local physicians report a prevalence of the disease in this City and surrounding country. Aside from the Grippe the doctors say that there is comparatively Little sickness now considering what is usually expected at this time of the year. With few exceptions the cases of Grippe Are of mild form in Many cases not confining the sufferers to the House. About this time every Winter for the past ten years there has been a recurrent epidemic of this disease and each year it seems to appear in a slightly different form. The Peculiar feature of the season is usually noticeable in every Case. The feature this year in which the disease differs from past seasons is an accompanying abdominal trouble. In other respects it is much the same As heretofore in a mild form. All cases Are accompanied by aching Bones a general lassitude cold in the head Etc. While physicians differ in opinion As to whether the weather is responsible tor the disease they All agree that such weather As has predominated for the past two weeks and particularly for the past two Days tends to increase it assigned to attend president s inauguration in Washington. The members of company f Are Happy. For some time they have hoped that they would be included in the Pennsylvania troops that Are to go to Washington on March 4 to witness the inauguration of president Mckinley. Now they know that they have been assigned for that pleasant work. Three regiments will go out of the third brigade and it has been decided that the fourth and twelfth shall be two of those regiments it being undecided whether the ninth or thirteenth shall be the other one. This is always looked upon by members of the National guard As one of the most pleasant assignments. It gives the members of the company free transportation to the National capital and their Board while they Are there it also gives them an Opportunity to witness the inauguration an event which Many people Are willing to their Way across the continent to see. New Chapel and other improvements at holy family orphanage. Ground was broken of saturday for an important addition to the group of buildings comprising the holy family Orp Hauge. The most important improvement will Bea new Chapel building forty two by sixty feet in size to be erected South East of the main building. The Chapel will be a handsome Structure with elaborate Interior decorations on both the Side nulls and ceiling. It will contain a two manual pipe Organ. An addition will also be built to the main building. It will contain Twenty eight rooms and will be used As a Home for the bisters and some of the children. It will contain All of the modern improvements with a steam laundry and drying room in the basement. The plans for these improvements have been drawn by the Rev. Henry Dissell Caine of Wilkes Barre. Rev. A. M. Feeser is in charge of the orphanage. The contracts have not been awarded yet hut it is expected that they soon will be. First term of county court in the twentieth Century important cases being triad each Day. The Wintersteen murder trial May begin to Day. The attendance at each session unusually Large interesting addresses at Mahoning presbyterian Church. Two Large congregations at the Mahoning presbyterian Church sunday listened to interesting addresses delivered by the Rev. J. 11. , a returned missionary from China. Or. Laugh Lin s Mission was located in the Shan Tung province the hot bed or the Boxer movement. At the evening service he gave an instructive account of the recent troubles in China and described the thrilling experiences of several of the missionaries with whom lie was formerly associated. In regard to the causes that led up to the troubles he said the stories were false which claimed that one of the things that incited the chinese against the Christian nations was the fact that some Oftle missionaries bad cheated the natives. He said that in the end he believes the recent troubles will be a Good tiling because it will result in a More settled condition making it Possi que for a rapid Advance of missionary work. Large congregations. The meetings at the first Baptist Church this week have aroused much interest and the audiences Are growing larger every night. The Rev. Joseph a. Bennett of the Baltimore Avenue Baptist Church. Philadelphia preaches a Sermon on popular themes each night and All who leave heard him Are very Well pleased. These meetings will be continued every evening next week. High school athletes. At a meeting of the High school athletic association held yesterday afternoon it was decided to Purchase a Large picture of the football team which of. Ter being neatly framed will be presented to the High school. A committee was appointed to audit tote accounts after which the meeting adjourned. Seven cases disposed of two of them tried was the record of the first Day of the first term of Montour county court of the twentieth Century. This leaves five cases to be tried before the Wintersteen murder trial is reached. Judge r. K. Little is presiding Aud associates Thompson and Blee Are with him on the Bench. The court room was crowded most of the Day All of the seats in the ladies gallery being occupied. When the court convened monday morning associate judge Frank g. Blee occupied his seat of the Bench for the first time. All of the grand jurors answered to their names except Thomas b. Schuyler of Limestone township who was excused. Patrick Kerns was appointed Foreman after which the jury was sworn and instructed and retired to consider the criminal cases. Mcclellan Diehl John e. Krum and George w. Bennett were appointed tips aves. The witnesses in the Wintersteen Case were notified to appear in court on wednesday morning. During the Forenoon petitions were granted and orders were entered in several civil cases relating to estates. Several orders were entered confirming accounting of tie administrators of estates unless exceptions Are filed within four Days. Lieu court convened in the afternoon one w fitness was examined in the Case against Peter Roden charged with assault and Battery and who a held on a peace warrant. The judge held the Case open without permitting it to go to the grand jury and he will Render a decision later. During the Forenoon the grand jury returned an indictment against Edward Keefer and Charles falling or charging the larceny of a stove from the tool House of the episcopal cemetery when a jury was called for the trial of the Case in the afternoon the three boys appeared without counsel and the court appointed c. V. Ammerman Esq. To defend them. After a consultation with the boys or. Ammerman stated that they were ready to plead guilty to the charge the court would not accept the plea and ordered the trial continued. The request for a postponement of the Case was denied As was also second request of or. Ammerman to permit the entry of a plea of Guilly. On the trial a. N. Ammerman officers and Voris and a slice of the in each Bare were examined for the prosecution they told of the loss of the stove finding it in the Possession of the boys and arrest and hearing of the defendants As it was published in this paper several weeks ago. No witnesses were sworn for the defense. The jury soon returned a yer diet of guilty and the court pronounced sentence As follows Burke and fillinger to each a Fine of $50 and undergo imprisonment in the county jail for four months Aud Keefer to $25 and be imprisoned in the county jail for one month. The court refused to Grant an order to Send to the grand jury the Case against William Honghton of Exchange charged by David Mitchell with violation of the excise Law. The next Case called was that against William ii. Messer indicted on the charge of larceny. William Oglesby was appointed by the court to defend Messer. Messer was charged by d. K. Eekman with keeping and refusing to give up goods Liat were delivered to the House of the defendant by mistake. The goods were valued at $7.2u. This Case did not go the jury until just before court adjourned and judge Little instructed that a sealed verdict be handed in if a decision was reached before morning. A Nolle pro Sequi order was entered dismissing the Case against the supervisors of Mahoning township charged wit i negligence in not keeping a Road in repairs. During the afternoon the grand jury returned a True Bill against Wellington Rote charged by mrs. Catherine Brown with assault and Battery. Tuesday s session. Only three cases were tried in county court tue Dav. Two or three other cases have been considered by the grand jury in which no reports have been presented. It was the intention to try All of these cases before the Wintersteen murder trial but it is probable that some of them will be put Over until after that Case is out of the nay. Beju Ryintha Case of William h. Messer charged with larceny a d. R. Eckman handed in a verdict of guilty when court convened in the morning. The court postponed sentence until later. The next Case tried was that of Wellington Rote charged by mrs Catherine Brown with assault and Battery. The trial occupied but Little time and the jury returned a verdict of not guilty but the defendant to the costs. Thomas aul was next tried on the charge of stealing $56. From John j. Dietrich. The jury found Saul guilty but recommended him to the mercy of the court. Judge Little said that the recommendation was considered and sentenced Saul to restore tiie property to the owner to a Hue of $200 and undergo imprisonment in the Eastern Penitentiary for one year. Tin next Case called was that against Harvey Lamberson who was indicted on the charge of assault and Battery with attempt to kill his wife. This Case attracted much interest every seat in the court room and ladies gallery and All of the available standing room being occupied. The first witness was Lamberson a brother Lloyd Lamberson. He testified that of the evening of the trouble he heard some one calling for help from Liia brother a Bouse and that he responded to the Call and rescued his sister in Law from her Hub mud. Mrs. Lamberson was the most important witness. Her testimony in substance was As follows when her Hus band returned from town on the night of the assault he was partially intoxicated but not drunk. He became Abu Aive at Onee and accused her of unfaithfulness something that he frequently did without reason. She said Little to him and Scon went up stairs to change her dress. He followed her continuing his abuse to which she did not reply. He then seized her threw her upon the bed struck her several times on the head calling her names. By that time her brother in Law had respond Edlo her Calls entered the room and seized her husband pulling him from her. As he was pulled away be kicked her in the Side and As she started to go Down stairs he kicked her again in the Hack partially knocking her Down stairs. After she and Lloyd Lamberson left the House her husband followed her and threw a Large Stone at her. He then returned to the House setting fire to her clothing from which the House was destroyed. She said that Lamberson had sometimes abused her w Hen he was not intoxicated. Mrs. Lloyd Lamberson testified that on the night of the trouble she heard screams and cries of a help murder a coming from her sister in Laws Bouse Aud that her husband at once hurried Over to assist mrs. Lamberson. She afterwards saw Black and Blue Marks on mrs. Late Berson a body where her husband bad struck and kicked her. The Only evidence introduced by the defense was that of Lloyd Lamberson and Bis wife by whom or Kisner sought to prove that the defendant was insane at the time of the crime. They both testified that Lamberson frequently became intoxicated at which times he appeared to have no knowledge of what he was doing although at one time be manifested enough will Power to abstain from the use of intoxicants for a year. Judge Little charged the jury that intoxication is no excuse for the commission of a crime although insanity May be a defense and it rested with the jury to determine whether Lamberson was insane at the time the crime was committed. The jury had not come in when court adjourned and judge Little instructed that a sealed verdict be handed in if a decision was reached before wednesday morning. Because of the illness of one of the witnesses for the defense Dave barrettes attorney Charles Chalfaut Esq., asked that the Case go Over the term. Judge Little however directed that a jury be drawn and the Case begun. True Bills of several Coonts each were returned by the grand jury against Barrett on four charges of robbery. Wednesday s session. Interest in the proceedings of county court yesterday was greater than on the two preceding Days the court room being crowded to listen to the testimony in the trial of Dave Barrett on the charge of Highway robbery. When court convened in the morning the jury in the Case of Harvey Lamberson charged with assault with attempt to kill handed in a verdict of guilty with a recommendation for the mercy of the court. Judge Little then suspended sentence against Lamberson permitting him to go on his own recognizance for his appearance at the next term of court. The trial of Dave Barrett was then recommenced. The entire jury list w As nearly exhausted in securing a jury for this Case or. Chalfant barrettes attorney freely exercised his prerogative of Challenge and the District attorney refused to accept several men that were called to the Box. Mrs. Elizabeth a. Greenawalt was the first witness called to the stand. She told of the manner in which Aman entered the House of Jacob b. Cole of East Danville on the evening of november 11, and held up her and or. Cole at the Point of a revolver compelling her to go up stairs and get her pocket Book and taking the knife from or. Coleus pocket. The Man had a handkerchief tied Over the lower part of his face from his nose Down but she got a Good look at the upper part of his face. She escaped from the House and notified a neighbor Lloyd Krum who started Back with her to the House when they met a Young Man whom Krum compelled to go Back with them. When Krum held the lantern up to his face she recognized this Man As the one who had robbed her and or. Cole and she told or. Krum that it was the fellow. She then testified that she recognized Dave Barrett when he was arraigned be fore a Squire Bare a few Days ago As the Man w to had robbed her. On Cross examination she said that she could not have been positive of this latter identification at first because Barrett was dressed differently than the Man who robbed her and she had never continued on fourth Page 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 of aft kinds and desorption. Ass Jaget our prices before place your orders. To close the. Nicht school unless More interest is taken in it before january 30. Unless the average attendance at the night school is largely increased before january 30, tie school will be closed at that time. Director Keefer introduced a Resolution to that effect at monday even session of the school Board and it was unanimously carried. All of the members express regret that such action is necessary but they feel that they have no right to keep this school open when it ise Osting at the Rale of $3 or $4 a month for each Pupil taught. President Fischer and directors Keefer Lunger Fenstermacher Orth Burger Green Barber Harpel Werkheiser and Black were present. The report of director Lunger for the finance committee showed that the school fund will contain enough in excess of th3 amount necessary to the expenses of the school Foi the year to warrant the paying off of $1,500 of the school indebtedness. On or. Lungero a motion it was decided to off three of the outstanding Bonds for $500 each. These three Bonds were drawn by lot and were no. 12, held by Joseph Long Enberger no. 2, held by Misac. Wands and no. 13, held by miss Simington. This leaves Only $5,000 indebtedness outstanding against the school Despai Talent of the City. The superintendents report for the night school for the period from november 2� to january 3 showed that the total number of pupils registered to Date is 142 number in attendance during the month 37 average daily attendance,13 left school Duran two months 106. The following Bills were ordered paid William e. Young. $5.00 d. L. Amp w. Freight.35 s. M. Trumpower. 9.84 Perry pictures co.,. 2.94 b. G. Carpenter. 7.8o Standard Al Jetrie Light co 3.84 Standard Gas co. A. M. Peters. Welliver hardware co. Thos. J. Rogers3c son. H. G. Mowery. 1.15 Joseph Lechner. 8.25 Frank e.sperring.33.25 j. H. Cole.87 William Waterall amp co. 5.59 Charles Uttermiller. 3.45 s. J. Welliver. 2.02 William Miller. 2.35 Boyer amp Baker. 7.41 will g. Brown. Adams express co. Taxes on House in fourth Ward. 1.80 1.00 .45 1.40 .90 1.5$ 6.30 mrs. Haas sudden death. Mrs. Amelia Haab died suddenly at her Home on Mowery Street at 10 o clock on sunday evening after being ill but a few hours. Mrs. Haas was thirty nine years and ten months old. On saturday evening she attended a party at the Home of mrs. Benjamin Cook on Market Street. On sunday afternoon at 2 30 o clock she complained of a pain in her head. At three o clock she became unconscious and did not regain consciousness until she died. The Only trouble of which she complained was rheumatism. She is survived by her husband Ezra s. Haas and nine children Charles Ida Lizzie Annie Harry William Thomas Jennie and Mabel. Death of Hon. E. M. Tewksbury. Hon. E. M. Tewksbury died at his Home about two Miles from Catawissa on monday Alvernoon. He was stricken with paralysis last wednesday. The funeral will be held from the House on Friday afternoon at on of clock. Or. Tewksbury was sixty three years old. He has Long been a prominent Granger and Lias taken an Active part in democratic politics in this county. He served two terms in the state legislature from 1891 to 1894. He is survived by a wife one son and a daughter Eugene v. Tewksbury who lives at his fathers Home and mrs. J. S. Souser of Fleming ton Many braves were there. Alexander Ayers of Peckville great Sachem of the state for the Independent order of redmen visted Mahoning tribe no. 77, on saturday evening. A grand pow wow was held while All the braves smoked the pipe of peace. A Small feed known As lunch by Pale faces was served and chief Ayers gave a big talk. A Large number of the members of the tribe gathered at the wigwam. Hickey Mcgaffrey. Miss Ellen Mccaffrey and William Hickey were married sunday afternoon at St. Josephus Catholic Church the Rev. M. 1. Of Reilly officiating. Misa Rose Udelhofen attended the Bride and Joseph Hickey a brother of the Groom was groomsman. Died at Mazeppa. News has been received of the death at Mazeppa of mrs. A. S. Baumgardner who died on monday morning. She was the wife of the Rev. A. S. Baumgardner w to was formerly pastor of the United evangelical Church of this City. Will have double store. Foulk amp co. Ale preparing to Branch out on february 1. They have rented the store at no. 321 Mill Street formerly occupied As an Annex by Seidel amp Bausch. The store is being repaired and an arc will be Cut through connecting Wilh the grocery of Foulk amp co. This will give the firm attractive double stores several new lines will be carried including stationery Ami Woodenware

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