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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 17, 1907, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper for the Home 1 he circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per year do. Irving Jennings i pm i or. Kjier i Lovix a. M Lovi 1/ of Mill Ini. v m Danville. I a. Sill Ltd m. 425 Mill St., Danville a. I i East a of the stomach anti intestine a specially protect youself from grip. Don t fret Winter is not Over. Rad weather and bad roads go hand in hand. Are you still sticking to that new years Resolution it will never be possible to recall the time we waste. A faithful Friend and a bitter enemy Are both blessings. Our new governor says some mighty Good things in Small space. The roads will have to answer for the aggravation of much profanity. Andrew Carnegie contributes an article to the English review of reviews in which he advocates the taxation of fortunes and predicts that the Day will come when the urgent desire to make Money will be regarded As an ignoble ambition. East saturday Abraham Francis aged 81 years and mrs. Anna Snowden. Aged 87 years were married at York but their honeymoon was Cut Short As on thursday a warrant was served on Francis charging him with being a bigamist. In the sentencing of Harry hum Mer at York on thursday for steal ing seve Al turkeys about Christmas Bittinger announced from the he would shoot any Man he might catch prowling about his Lien Roost. Or. And mrs. Myer so Hoehenberger of Lehigh county were convicted in court of scalding Constable Henry Stoneback when he called at their Home to serve a Legal process and judge Trexler sentenced the husband to six months imprisonment. Richard Thomas of York aged 15 years who was a Bright High school Pupil left his parents Home about a week Aeo and his whereabouts is a mystery. He was a boy of Good habits and it is believed he has left Home because lie had a desire to work for a living. James Mccreary formerly a prominent lawyer in Beaver has been arrested in Philadelphia for giving his Landlady a worthless Check for $20 in payment for a Board Bill. The Check was in excess of his Bill and he received the change. A few months ago Rev. Benjamin Girk and wife of Abilene Kansas came East to visit relatives at their former Home in Lancaster county. Last wednesday or. Girk died after a few Days illness and on saturday mrs. Girk died also. Both were Well advanced in years. Much complaint is heard about dogs from town chasing no rabbits in the country out of season. The Farmers threaten to shoot any dog they catch on their land. The car shortage Lias struck the Pittsburg Industrial District causing much inconvenience and Many disappointments. It has been discovered that 200 Pennsylvania cars Are somewhere about san Francisco. A gang of thirteen boys have been arrested at Darby near Philadelphia for stealing several Hundred dollars Worth of Copper wire from a car of the Baltimore amp Ohio Railroad. They have been committing other thefts also for some time. There Are three Sisters in Chester county who Ages sum up 273 years. They Are mrs. Elizabeth rambo of West Chester aged 93 years Ann Cloud of East Gorben township aged 91 and mrs. Hannah Iliff of West Chester aged 89. A new trial has been refused to William Eddinton a mount Carmel politician who was recently convicted of murder in the second degree for striking Frank Simmons with a Brick and fatally injuring him. J. A. Madalis and his Sou James of Shenandoah were attacked by two High Waymen. After the father had knocked a pistol out of the hand of one of the miscreants he was severely Cut with a rarer and the son was badly beaten. The highwaymen finally fled. Martin Reese a school teacher Justice of the peace Surveyor and Farmer and the father of sixteen children is dead at his Home in Providence town ship Lancaster county at the age of 78 years. Or. Dixon the state health com missioner after an examination of Lebanon a water Supply has approved the recommendation of the City water department for the construction of 2,000,000-gallon filter Plaut on South Mountain. This country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own of. 53-Mo 3, Danville. Pa., thursday january it. I90t. Established cn1855 i the county auditors have completed their labors and the county statement will be printed in the weekly papers in february. The total receipts for the past year were $30.857.39, which includes a balance of $1480.60 on hand at last settlement. Of this $9605.08 was from hotel and other licenses. Levan Alderman the Young son of or. An1 mrs. Frank Alderman Vine Street was killed tuesday afternoon on the Philadelphia and Reading tracks in this City while trying to Board a swiftly moving freight train his body being found later by the Crew of a switcher. The tragic Accident occurred shortly the total paid out Oil county orders after 3 of clock and quickly Drew a was $23,684.90. The court expenses and Commonwealth costs amounted to $4333.11,and included jurors District attorney fees Etc. Fees connected with the sheriff s office amounted to $1012.86. Under the head of county commissioners auditors jury commissioners and county solicitor $2618.16 was paid out. Election expenses for the year amounted to $1210 87. Assessors ran up to $1370.50. The latter includes the triennial assessment which Cost $526. Under the Siead of Bridge and Road expenses $1776.37 was paid out. In this amount is included four township Bridges. There was $27 expended on the new Bridge As incidentals. It cast $19 to take Down the ferry Cable. Tiie court House expenditures amounted to $3228.98. In this is included the item of $521.62 paid s. W. Armes for painting the court House. The new Balustrade and sheeting the Balcony with Lead Cost $252.09. The new lavatory Complete ran up to $385. Re i Large crowd to the scene of the catastrophe. Young Alderman who was aged 9 years had been dismissed from school Early owing to a teachers Grade i meeting. In company with several companions among whom were Arthur rockafeller and Herman Deus Berger boys of about his own age lie was playing about the p. Amp k tracks at Hickory Alley Between Hemlock and Little Ash streets. There is no one who saw the sad Accident but several people saw the Little fellow just before he met his death. Harry Morrall Wiio lives nearby saw the boys playing about the tracks Aud mrs. David Henry saw the lad As lie boarded the cars that caused his death. Mrs. Henry was sewing at a window from Winch the tracks were in Plain View. She was paying no attention to the boys playing outside hut As she happened to glance up at one time she saw Yong Alderman Board a freight train that was going in the direction of West Milton. The Crew of the freight on which tie boy was killed evidently did not know anything of the Accident As they proceeded on their Way. Several min balance of $2228.90 is made up of current Aud incidental expenses Blank books Coal Gas Etc. The expenditure at the county jail amounted to $461.53. Included in this Are fuel Gas clothing bedding medical attendance and general repairs. Under the head of miscellaneous items which amounts to $8606.57, comes the support of convicts redemption of county Bonds burial of soldiers county teachers Institute and ail other items of expense not enumerated in other columns. The financial statement of assets and liabilities shows the liabilities in excess of the assets to be $5884.26. This comprises a reduction of $2500 from last year which is an excellent showing considering the improvements made daring last year. If nothing unforeseen occurs Montour county will be out of debt inside of two years. Tiie tax rate for 1907 will remain the same As last year�?3j� Mills. Boy drowned in River. The 5-years-old Sou of p. J. Karsh Ner of Nescopeck last night fell from the Berwick Nescopeck Bridge Aud was drowned. It is doubtful if his body will Ever be recovered. The boy with his older sister had been visiting friends in Mifflinville yesterday Aud got into Berwick on their return last night about Reu of clock. They were making their Way Home across the Bridge when the Little boy took his fatal plunge. The Berwick Nescopeck Bridge in its incomplete condition is unsafe to traverse except for a grown person. Two planks running Lengthwise Aud about 10 inches apart have been Laid for the Benefit of the Nescopeck workmen who Are employed in Berwick. On either Side of the Boardwalk is a Clear fall to the River. Ahead of the Karshmer children was a Man with a lantern. The girl was carrying a Basket in one hand Aud guiding the Little boy with the other. Tiie Little fellow insisted that his sister let go of his hand in some Way he missed his footing on the narrow walk Aud fell into the River. He fell into the Berwick rapids which is the worst part of the River at that Point. With the River in its present swollen condition it is extremely doubtful if his body will Ever to found. Pairing the Heaters Cost $112.25. The utes later however the Dauville switcher came along the Road at this Point seeing the inanimate form lying Between the rails stopped the engine. The boy was carefully moved to one Side. He lived for about Twenty minutes after the Crew of the Pusifer arrived on the scene. Alderman was the ouly one of the Trio of boys Wiio got on the freight As it was going too fast for the others to Board. When the body was found it was lying Between the tracks Only about 30 feet from where mrs. Henry had seen him get aboard. He had evidently gotten so insecure a hold on the swiftly moving car that lie was jolted off almost immediately. The Hoys body was terribly bruised Ami Cut. His worst injuries were about the upper part of his body. In left Arm Aud head seeming to have received the Brut of the injuries. The whole left Side of his head was ground and Cut to pieces. Levan Alderman was the son of or. Aud mrs. Frank Alderman who have resided on Vine Street this City for about two years having moved Here from Ardmore. Or. Alderman was formerly in the employ of the welliver hardware company As travelling Salesman and now represents a Philadelphia hardware firm and is at present out on a trip. The Mother of the boy is just recovering from an illness and was prostrated with grief whet told of the death of her Soo. Beginning with today tiie pupils of the first Ward schools will be furnished bailed water for drinking purposes it being a precaution deemed advisable owing to the prevalence of typhoid fever in up the a ver towns the sewage of which finds its Way into tiie North Branch. For some time past not ouly the teachers but the pupils Niso Piave been much averse to drip King water drawn from the faucets in the school buildings. The warning communication from health commissioner or. Dixon printed in triese columns last week had the effect of making people More cautions but even prior to that Many families were boiling All the water used for drinking Aud the children instead of using uncoiled water at school provided themselves with the boiled article bringing in from Home in bottles or other vessels. At present there is a general sentiment throughout the Borough in favor of boiling the water. One of our leading physicians recently remarked that in his own household lie made it a practice of having All the water boiled that is used for drinking Aud that he had done so for a your or More past. The necessity of having drip King water furnished the pupils in school sterilized by boiling Lias on several occasions recently been brought to the Atte Tiou of the school Board by citizens. In response to this growing sentiment the matter was brought up at the last meeting monday night Aud. Although the subject was fully discussed no action was taken. Since then it would seem that the Board has seen the necessity of having the water boiled for Tho schools. Yesterday Boroug i superintendent Gordy was instructed by the president of the Board to proceed at once to make arrangements for boiling water in All the school buildings of the Borough. As the result of Plaus immediately set on foot the pupils of the first Ward schools will have boiled water today. A Large Gas plate was installed in the cellar of the school building last night. On this it was planned to place a Wasli boiler in which the water could to boiled. What is needed each Day will to prepared the afternoon before and allowed to Cool Over night. In the second Aud third wards the Gas has not been placed in the school buildings hut pipes will be Laid immediately and All connection will he completed in a Dav or so when the Gas plate and Wasli boiler will be brought into requisition. By next monday at the farthest the pupils will have boiled water in each of the wards. In the Fourtly Ward Gas has not yet been brought Uear the building Aud in Lien of tin Gas plate there a Coal Oil stove will be installed. Or. And mrs. Elmer Beurett or. Aud mrs. Grant. Harding or. And mrs. Ira George and Sou Reynold and mrs. Margaret Beurett of Nanticoke were the guests Over sunday of or. Aud mrs. John b. Mccoy West Market Street. Alfred e Jacobs of sunday with his parents or. Aud mrs John Jacobs West Market Street. Mrs. Edward Hau Litou is visiting relatives in in Ottsville. He ill ten miss Hau Ali Richards of Wyoming is visiting at the Home of her sister mrs. Herman Koch Nicholas Avenue. I William Kelly of Nanticoke spent sunday at the Home of d. O. Hunt West Mahoning Street. Frauk cashier returned to Slemok in yesterday afternoon after a visit at the Home of his . And mrs. Frank Spitler Riverside. F. P. Confer of warriors Mark Huntingdon county is visiting friends in this City. Or. Confer is a former resident of Jerseytown. Mrs. Charles w. Derr of washing Touville called on friends in this City yesterday mrs. Norma Adams of Exchange is so feuding several Days with her Mother mrs. Vaguer at Williamsport. Mrs. Frauk Jiuu of Newport pa., is visiting at the Home of her Mother mrs. Susan esterbrook East Market Street William Jefferies of Williamsport was a business visitor in this City yesterday. Harry Caterall of Connelsville visited relatives in Danville yesterday. Miss Harriet Mellin of Trevorton was a visitor in this City yesterday. Mrs. Marsh Zehnder Aud Dau Gaiter Mary returned to Scranton yesterday morning after a visit at the Home of Hon. And mrs. James Foster. Walnut Street. Miss Nolle Gerringer returned to Manassas Virginia yesterday morning after a several Days visit wit ii her sister mis. W. E. Gosh at the Montour Iione. Or. And mrs. Norman Hess and daughter Mildred of Blo Rasburg Are visiting at the Home of mrs. Rebecca Hess Bloom Street. Death of Thomas Kidd. Gliomas Kidd formerly employed As master Mechanic at different times ill for of Danville a Iron Mills died yesterday at noon at his Home in Philadelphia after iia ving sustained a stroke the dead lad is survived beside his of paralysis two weeks ago. Parents by a sister Wiio is 11 years of age Aud by a brother Samuel aged 3 years. Levan was in the third school attending the fourth Ward. Thomas Kidd was Oue of the most skilled men in his business Aud had had experience that covered a wide Field of labor. He came to Dauville in 1883 from Bethlehem where lie occupied the position of master Mechanic at tiie Bethlehem steel works. In this City lie filled the position of master George Spaide passes away. A Telegram reached this City yesterday afternoon conveying news of the Mechanic first with the Montour Iron death of George Spaide which occur amp steel company now the Reading red at no. 1830 Gladstone Street Phil Theu with w. C. Frick at the machine Adelphia yesterday morning. Shops of the Mahoning rolling Mill the deceased was nearly a life Long company Theu for Howe Aud Polk Aud resident of this City removing to Phil just before leaving Dauville he was Adelphia about three months ago. For master Mechanic at the North Branch a period of thirty three years the de he left Liis City in 1898. Stamping their goods. The druggists of town Are hard at work stamping their goods with the cabalistic formula a to h., 12-31 06,�?� which being interpreted is a on hand december 31, 1936.�?T�?T the regulations of tiie pure food Bill require that All goods of hand at that Date May he so stamped. If stamped they May he disposed of until october 1, 19 7. After that Date All foods must conform wit i the pure food Bill. Grocers Are receiving their shipments of goods stamped or ticketed the same Way. This will continue until october i i 1907, after which All the goods must have Date of a King or preparation Aud tiie formula used in manufacture. Here rises the Point which Legal lights Sav makes the Bill emasculated. They eat unt compel tiie dealers who have goo is on hand manufactured no Der the old Law to sell these goods before the above Date. Yet they cannot compel them to cease Selling them because to pass a Bill prohibiting the Sale of goods manufactured before the Law is passed is an expose Facto Law which in this country is forbidden. Funeral this afternoon. The funeral of mrs. Edward cze-�?�7. Will take place at the Resi i. H. Ammerman Mill �?�>0 o clock this afternoon. De in Odd Fel the funeral k trolley the Over the line and harried. Clarence Cotter of Well known Aud popular Young Man who. Holds the responsible position of Relief operator on the d l. Amp i. Railroad Aud miss Clara Herman Dau Gaiter of or. Aud mrs. John Herman of frosty Valley who formerly resided on West Mahoning Street this City were quietly married in Binghamton new York on january 10thby Rev. Phillips. The affairs was conducted wit i much secrecy not even tiie immediate families of the contracting parties being apprised wedding. Tiie Bride s parents and friends thought that she was visiting friends in Berwick while the Groom was to be busily engaged following his vocation at Kingston. Turkey supper at Grovania. The following party of men enjoyed a Turkey supper inst evening at stonger a hotel at Grovania. W. Kase West Jacob Cole Henry Divel. Frank Jameson. Harry Ellenbogen George Young Niau. I. Fred Jacobs Jun. R. Jacobs i c. Lee Henry Horner a. L. Voris. Ceased was janitor at St. Paul a m. E. Church this City and was known by nearly every person in town. He was a kindly industrious Man faithful to every Trust committed to his care. The deceased was sixty nine years of age Aud is survived by his wife two sous Emerson of Sudbury. Aud Alvin of Philadelphia Aud one Dau Gaiter Annie mrs. Henry Trotter until anon John i. Recently of this City. For Many years of his life the deceased was afflicted with asthma which seems to have been the cause of death. During two weeks past he was confined to his bed. The body will be brought to this City for burial but the funeral arrangements have not As yet been made Guowu. Or. Kidd was born in Liverpool England and came to this country during the civil War enlisting in the Navy and fighting with the Union throughout the War. He was 63 years of age the 9th, of last August. He is survived by his wife mrs. Sarah Kidd Aud the following sous and daughters gliomas of Danville Joseph of Leb of Milton or. Alexander of West Newton Laura mrs. William Hallof Philadelphia Aud Elizabethi who resides at the Home in Philadelphia. The remains will he brought to Dauville for burial. Funeral of Levan Alderman. The funeral of Levan Alderman whose tragic death occurred of the p. Amp r. Tracks tuesday after Uon will take place Friday afternoon at 2 of clock from the family residence on Vine Street. Inter meet will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Court adjourned until saturday. Court adjourned at 3 of clock yesterday after you until 3o�?Tclock saturday after you when argument will be held on the motion for a new trial in the Case of Commonwealth is. William e. Pensyl. The grand jurors completed their work about three o clock tuesday after you Aud about the same hour yesterday the traverse jurors Weie discharged. There was a great Deal of important business before the court but it must be admitted that judge Evans cleaned up Ali bugs in record breaking style. Judge Evans course in disposing of the several cases is generally approved. Tiie sentences imposed while not Utu ulv severe show that lie intends to see to it that Justice is done in All cases associate judge l. W. Welliver is a new Fignier on the Bench but lie maintained his seat at the left hand Side of the presiding judge with becoming dignity Aud was faithfully at his Post. Broken rail discovered. A broken rail on the d. L. Amp i. Tracks at the grounds of the Hospital for the insane was discovered at a most opportune time yesterday morn ing. When the rail which the cold weather had to doubt caused to snap was discovered word was at once sent to the Hospital from where the information was communicated to the d. L amp i. Station by phone. The 10 19 p is Souter was about due alld made its Way Over the broken rail at very Low Speed. Later yesterday the break was repaired. Date changed it has been made necessary to change tiie Dato Aud the place of meeting for the third annual meeting of the school directors association of Montour Conn to from wednesday. A uivary 23rdit the court House to Friday a autary 25thin Tho y. M o. A. Auditorium. The change was made necessary by the fact that or. N. C superintendent of Public instruction who is scheduled for two addresses at the meeting had conflicting engagements for wednesday the 23rd. President Mccrea a special train. James Lecren. The new president of the Pennsylvania Railroad company passed through South Dauville last evening of his special train. The train came Down the Road passing toe station about 5 50 of clock. It was what is known As the a a president Strain a and is an especially grand affair consisting of three pullmans and a special locomotive no. 937. The train stopped at South Dauville Only Long enough to take orders. There was a general craning of necks about the station to catch a glimpse of the new president among the Small company of people in the rear car. Several were successful and feel sure that they identified or. Mccrea. The presidents train generally passes Over every division of the great system at Lea to once every year on a tour of inspection. Trolley line to be sold. The Bloomsburg Aud Millville trolley Road has been advertised at constables Sale the Road which was in course of coustau Coriou last been experiencing financial troubles and the Salo is the outcome. Tho Road is completed some distance out of blooms a tits and some distance out of Millville about 5 Miles in All. Y. Al. C. A. Is. Shamokin m. S. The y. C. A. Team will line up in is opening Home game against the a ii my Shamokin High school team. Friday 18th at Armor Hall dam Ille s line up will he As follows Peters capita n welliver de mond Suu Roberts Kao Aud Lesiger. A fast Dean game May he expected. Admission 25 cents. A smiling face is a diction in the Home. Elizabethi Krebs and Laura Harr the two women arrested in this City for shop lifting about a month ago wore sentenced by judge Evans monday each to one years imprisonment in the county jail Aud Are already behind the liars. Tho Case which came up for the last Ali aug monday was nothing Short of sensational Aud it injected into tire prosaic proceedings of Tho after you a vast Deal of spice and a color of pathos. The women pleaded guilty Aud on what ground they could Hope to Justice were done is not Clear. Y Ettlie sentence fell like a to Linder Bolt not Only on the women but also of the attorneys interested those for the prosecution As Well As for tie de Feuse. All plans were Laid to bring about the utmost clemency Aud no one seemed to have any doubt but that the pious would succeed. It was nearly five o clock when the court s Atte Tiou was called to the fact that the two lady defendants were of baud and judge Evans was begged to take Tho matter up to the end that the Case might a amp disposed of without Auy further inconvenience. It was explained that tire two women had pleaded guilty and ail that remained was to hear a plea for clemency. Judge Evans however refused to dispose of the Case without hearing evidence Aud demanded that tiie prosecutors be brought into court to testify. The Case of Commonwealth is. Richard Mccormick was resumed until the merchants from whose stores goo is had been Stolon by the women appeared when the court ordered the hearing of testimony suspended Aud took up the shoplifters Case. S. Lower Stein Abram Rosenstein Aud Fred Howe As prosecutors were in succession called to tie stand each identifying the women describing the articles purloined Aud relating the circumstances attending tiie theft. There were three in list meets. Former District attorney Ralph Kisner then made a touching Aud Elo neut Pica for tiie women. He did not deny the Mere theft but said it was a remarkable Case in which there seemed to be to criminal intent As the women merely took the articles from Oue store Aud left them in another store. They made to Effort to get away with the goods and besides full restitution had been made. It was a Case he said that called for mercy. He believed that the ends of Justice would be Subserve if seut Euce were suspended upon payment of costs. Lieu lie concluded speaking William Kase West Wiio represented the prosecution arose Aud said that lie bad to objections to Nrec against the exercise of clemency even to the extent of suspending seut Euce. He even adduced Sydnie reasons Why mercy should be show Oue of them being that mrs. Krebs is a married woman Aud is needed in her Home her husband being a trusted employee of tiie Penu Sylvania Railroad company. District attorney o. P. Gearhart then explained ids position which was nut antagonistic to Cle Meuci. Meanwhile airs. Krebs and mrs. Harr occupied Sears inside the bar. They were both tastefully dressed Aud looked Well. It is True they Tyre a nervous Aud anxious look although it was pretty Clear Tomt they were satisfied with tiie Drift affairs were taking. When the District attorney ceased speaking judg Evans called the two defendants before him. It seemed a terrible ordeal for the women. Judge Evans reminded them that they had pleaded guilty to larceny and info ruled them that of the three indictments he could Send each to the Penitentiary for nine years. To asked mrs. Krebs How old she was Aud in reply she said she was 34 years. Mrs. Harr in reply to a similar question said she was 31 years of age. Judge Evans told them that he had no desire to to unduly severe but that he could not suspend sentence. Merchants must to protected Aud people who Euter stores Aud steal goods must expect to the penalty. At this juncture it became pretty evident that clemency would not obtain to any extent Aud significant glances were exchanged Between the attorneys interested while mrs. Krebs set up a bitter Wail which revealed that she saw in part what was coming. In a moment All doubt was removed when judge Evans Sadi a Laura Harr the seut Euce of the court is that you the costs of prosecution a file of $25, restore Tho goods that you stole and undergo an imprisonment in the county jail for a period of Oue your. A mrs. Harr Ever since tier humiliating arrest in nil her trying ordeals has maintained her composure but the sentence was too much for her Aud As Sho realized its dreadful import she began to weep quietly to herself. There Wero few who did not feel a Pang of pity for the misguided woman. Then addressing mrs. Krebs judge Evans Prouo suced tiie same sentence. When the Ilea in words a one year in the county jail fell from his los he woman being sentenced fairly shrieked in her dismay Aud grief. The women were then delivered Over into the hands of the sheriff but As lie Luid Richard Mun Rinick already on Iii hands the police officers came to. His assistance mrs Krebs in her agony perpetual Bee j. Or of Decanie almost ungovernable. Seizing her husband in her embrace she Hung onto his shoulders hysterically crying until she could he heard Eduwu stairs. Meu especially friends from Northumberland county who had come up expecting to see the women released were very much affected by the scene. It was some Little time before the two women could be gotten out of Tho court House and taken to 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 All kinds and description of their fort Williams Wiere they Jour during the next year lives. George Gudalevicz pleaded guilty to the larceny of Coal from the p. Amp r. Railway company Aud was sentenced to undergo an imprisonment of thirty Days in the Coutv jail. Morning session court convened at 10 of clock with his Honor judge Evans and associates Blee Aud welliver on the Bench. The list of travers jurors was called after which Elijah Bell o. G. Garrison Rudolph Ritter Aud w. B. Startzell were excused. The list of grand jurors was next called after which c. J. Deighmiller was appointed Foreman Aud the whole body was sworn. The list of constables was called and these presented to Weir reports. Charles m. Holla Haugli of Derry township reported both the Milton Aud the state Road Bridge in bad condition the defect occurring at the Entrance which endangers travelling. The court directed tiie District attorney to take the matter up wit i the township supervisors explaining that if they failed to act they would be liable to be indicted. Benjamin f. Cook of the fourth Waid of Dauville reported Chambers Street in a bad condition and unfit to be travelled at a certain Point which he named. The District attorney was directed to take this matter no with the Borough Council. William d. Bird was appointed tip staff to wait upon the grand jury and Charles m. Hollobaugh tip staff to wait upon the court. Judge Evans addressed the grand jury at length especially emphasizing the necessity of maintaining secrecy to the end that they might be shielded from Adverse criticism Aud thus be More encouraged to act with Freedom Aud impartiality in their deliberations. The list of civil cases was called when it was decided that tiie suit of Hugh Mccaffrey against the Danville and Bloomsburg Street railway company for damages should be continued owing to the absence of James Scarlet attorney for the defendant who is attending court in Wilkes Barre. The two cases of Simon Fleishman is. Paul p. Swetek which have been dragging along for Many terms past were ordered for trial. William Kase West of counsel for defendant made an urgent Appeal for further Coati us a Mee explaining that his colleague Tiou. Fred Ikeler Lead sent word that lie could not he present this term Hon. H. Hinckley Aud Edward s u it Arhart attorneys for the plaintiff vigorously opposed Contin auce explaining that their client had Como All tiie Way from Pittsburg Aud that this was the second time that he had made the trip. To Coati use the Case again Aud reuder the Long journey fruitless judge Hinckley declared would be unjust. Tiie court took this View Aud ordered the Case to be tried. Involved in this Case is a Large Stock of dry goods which fur May years past has been stored in the sheriffs office. A Good bit of interest attaches to the Case. Judge Evans granted two divorces Moldav. Oue of these was the Case of Sarali c. Winter steel is. W. J. Wintersteen Aud tiie other of John Fern is. Luck Este 11a Fern. Joseph ii. Coons Joseph Hagen Buell Robert Adams d. C. P. Gearhart Michael Breckbill and Charles Heilman were appointed of a jury to inquire judicially in the Metal coid Tiou of John Bogert a patient at the Hospital for the insane. The jury sat at 2 of clock monday afternoon. The proceedings Wero rendered necessary in order to secure tiie appointment of a committee to receive benefits due trom a Lodge to which the patient belongs. At 11 45 of clock the grand jury returned a True Bill in the Case of Commonwealth is. Richard Mccormick. The defendant was immediately brought Down from jail Aud a jury called into the Box. Mccormick being without counsel Charles v. A Merman was appointed by the court to defend him. At 12 45 of clock court adjourned. Judge Evans a bounced that out of respect for the Mamorv of former associate judge w. K. Holloway whose funeral took place at 2 p. M., court would not reconvene for the after you session until 3 o clock. Afternoon session. Upon reconvening in the afternoon the hearing of testimony began in the Case of Commonwealth is. Richard Mccormick the charge Hsiug impersonating an officer and extorting Money Aud valuables. Our readers Are pretty familiar wit i the facts of this Case the details As brought out at toe idea ring having been printed in these columns at tiie time. Of Tho Ove uiting april 7, Ammon Weller accompanied by Solon Boyer \ Ira Hughes Aud Orris Cherry Farmer j boys of Union Corner cause Over to j Danville Aud became intoxicated j Weller is 19 years of age Boyer is 17. While Cherry is older j Ammon Weller was called As the fir to witness. Others who testified i were Orris Cherry Solo Boyer Aud Ira Hughes. Chief of police mice Moyer officer Voris Joseph Beckwith and mrs. Mary Beckwith. The evidence went to show that Weller Boyer Aud Hughes upon leaving the Railroad House where they had been drinking were accosted by Richard Mccormick and another who represented themselves As police officers and threatened to lock them up unless will so they paid a file also that Weller who possessed an Ope faced Gold filled wat ii with double chair hearing a red Stone Charm in the form of a woman s head was robbed of the time piece while in the hands of the defendant Aud others i at Nigist. Joseph Beckman and his wite with whom Mccormick boarded stated that the latter came Home about half past three o clock sunday morning april 8th. He seemed excited and ill at ease and latter in the to Ruig explained that lie had better leave As he was in danger of arrest. At the same time or. And mrs. Beckman detected a watch in Mccormick s Possession which corresponded to the description of the Oue stolen from Weller. Richard Mccormick was placed on the stand. He denied that he had impersonated an officer but said himself and companion found the Farmer boys outside the hotel badly intoxicated and they merely undertook to assist the boys Over the Bridge homeward he accounted for having the watch in his Possession by stating that he bought the wat ii of a stranger at tiie d. L. Amp w. Station about half past ten of clock on saturday night april 7. Want a trolley. Editor american. Sir a it seems that an individual or a Community no sooner attains one Long sought for improvement than the desire comes to reach another still higher plane. Attainment Only awakens other and greater ambitions. It is thus that we justify ourselves Here in Washingtonville or. Editor for i Sirius to possess an improvement the thoughts of which Are just now occupying the minds of Many of the people in this Vicinity we want an electric railway. Pretty big desire in t it but Why we have it Washingtonville is an up to Date Little town in Many other respects. It Lias its business activities and pleasure resorts. It is the Center of the new Peoples Telephone system it Lias Billmeyer s celebrated Park Aud the widely known Blue Springs farm. Washingtonville is the Center of attraction of picnickers for a Large Section. Yes it would be a grand sight to witness a trolley car making its Way through Washingtonville. The benefits to to derived by the residents of Aud the people of the surrounding country would be Many Aud great. It would bring the com Mcnuity of into easy distance of the county seat where the trading is done. It is to be earnestly hoped that the business people As Well As the Community at Large will urge the Good work the end that before 1907 Rolls around Washingtonville May have the convenience that her neighbouring towns enjoy. Washingtonville. Slippers hade of human skin. A pair of ii ouse Stipe it ers made out of a Runau s dermis and epidermis to be More Plain made from skin taken from the body of a Man. The very thought makes Creepy graveyard chills Ripple up your spinal cd Luiu can sing an uncanny ghastly sensation. But nevertheless this is True Aud a Sudbury Man is the possessor of these very same slippers which the members of his family will not allow him to Wear ainu us the House forcing him to keep them locked in his room and to carry an insurance policy against nightly visitations of ghosts. There is an interesting Story connected with the slippers As follows several years ago a Railroad Man was killed while at work near Williamsport. None of his relatives could be located and As no friends came Forward to claim tiie body and give him a decent burial the body in some manner reached a Hospital in to i Northern part of this state where it was dissected. Oue of the doctors at the Hospital was interested in a Tannery and securing the skin from the Man s body lie sent it to the Tannery and had it tanned. It was then taken to a Muncy Shoemaker who made from it several pairs of slippers Aud a number of pocket books and tobacco pouches. The Shoemaker displayed these goods at i place of business Aud told from what they had been made. As a result the Good people of Muncy were so horrified that the Shoemaker was boycotted Aud lie was forced to leave the town. Just at this time the Spanish Ameri Cau War had started and he enlisted in the United states Navy serving through the War As an orderly to rear Admiral Bob Evans. Some time after the close of the War he took sick and died but before his death he presented a pair of tiie slippers to and it is this Cousin who now resides in Sudbury Aud who still has the slippers. In appearance the slippers Are of a Saffron color Aud Are Verv soft and pliable in telling of the slippers the owner stated to a newspaper representative that lie Iliad refused a offer of Oue Hundred and fifty dollars for them. The High school boys of Meadville got to playing billiards Aud rolling ten pins far into the Nigist Aud As a re ult the graduating class failed on examination Anil now the police Are aft r ail i lie i Hurd Halls and Bouling Alley owners
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