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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 25, 1906, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for lie Home 1 he 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 Danville. Pa., thursday january 25, 1906. T of. F>2no 4. Established in 1855 or. Irving h. Jennings. Dkl 1st. Of face hours 9 a. M to i m. 104 Mill St. T p. M. To i p. M Danville. A. P Shultz m. 425 Mim. St., . A. I whips of the stomach and intestines a special Council holds the sinkers or c. O. Rkynolp8 dentist 288 Mill St. Danville a. Deut titty lug ii it Braun by. Charge moderate my a ii Vork a a oar Antt de Tsui condensed news. Chicago wholesale and mail order House assistant manager Man or woman for this county and adjoining territory. Salary $20 and expenses paid weekly expense Money advanced. Work pleasant Jisi Tion permanent. No investment or experience required. Write at once for full particulars and enclose self and droned envelope. Cooper amp co., 132 Lake Street Chicago 111. One of the pleasant features of the season is the decline in the Price of the open Winter has stimulated the hens to action. In that maelstrom of activity be it social political economic criminal what you will Liat is identified on the map As new York City one May always look confidently for something new startling instructive piquant. Men with honest convictions and the courage of them an wanted in Council. Sunbury is to have a municipal league ticket at the Spring election. Even the Best men Are none too Good for the school Board. Done to help to elect inferior ones. A Washington, has withdrawn her suit for divorce on condition that her husband Tell the truth. If All husbands told the truth the divorce courts would be overcrowded. This Case must not be regarded As a precedent. ," honest Young Man from Danville to prepare for paying position in government mail service. Box one. Cedar rapids Iowa. Dennis Breslin a Brake Emu who did Railroad work for Twenty five years and who never met with an Accident fell on an icy pavement at Hazleton on wednesday Ami was so badly injured that he died. The agricultural Dewji rement Root Ort on a records of Dairy cows in the United states a shows that one Fanner made $2.30 for every Dollar invested in feed for his cows while a neighbor made $ and another lost 50 cents. All had the same soil and sane Market. The Lackawanna has recently bail a goodly share of Corn traffic from the Wabash and As the loads averaged about 65,000 pounds to the car the Revenue derived was Large. Some of the cars carried As much As 85,000. Dairy Ami food commissioner Warren will receive the Hearty support of the Public in his crusade for pure food products. Those who use deleterious preservatives should be forced to the Wall. Sunbury is figuring on an electric fire alarm Box system. From now on it is in order to expect George Kocher the new chief Engineer of the fire department apr it eared Lief Ore Council Friday and called attention to supplies needed by the fire department. The Spray nozzle belonging to the Continental fire company is out of repair to said and can not be used. Repairs Are also needed at the Goodwill engine House. He also called attention to the need of a a smoke protector for use in the Borough. At the fire at the stove works the need of such a device he declared was very much needed Ami would have enabled the firemen to Render much More efficient service. The fire plug i at the stove works he reported As too j Low Ami said that under certain weather conditions its Efficacy might be much impaired. On motion it was decided that the matter of Spray nozzle lie referred to the fire committee and the repairs at the engine House to the building committee of Council. City clerk Patton was instructed to open a correspondence with dealers to ascertain at what Price smoke protectors could be purchased. Concerning the fire plug at the stove works it was the sense of the members that the Danville stove amp manufacturing company should interest itself in the fire plug at its Plant raising it to the height required to insure the Best service. Or. Feii Stelmacher stated that the annual statement of the Borough will be ready for publication in a few Days and he moved that the statement lie printed in the a Montour american Ami the a Danville or. Goeser it seconded the motion which carried unanimously. On motion the chief of police was ordered to procure new legs for the stove in the lock up which happens to be out of repair. The indemnifying Bond of five thousand dollars Given the Borough by the Danville and Bloomsburg electric railway company was on motion of or. Vastine approved by Council. A communication was received from r. H. Koch general solicitor of the Danville and Bloomsburg Street railway company relative to the ii prove meets on a Street. He proposed that the Borough take the improvement off the Street railways bands Ami for a consideration do the work itself. He asked also that the Borough vacate Cross Street. On motion of or. Goes or seconded by or. Vastine it was ordered that the Borough take no part in the improvements declining remuneration and that the Danville and Bloomsburg Street railway company comply with the original agreement wit i the Borough and fix up the Street according to specifications. In regard to vacating Cross Street Council decided that it would not tie advisable to relinquish that thoroughfare until the improvements on a Street Are completed. Boroug i treasurer Ellenbogen presented a statement of finances to Date which showed a total Cash balance on Hall of $6230.01. Or. Fenstermacher reported nuisance on Nassau Street caused by parties draining waste water into the Street which lies in the Gutter Ami becomes offensive to citizens. He asked that something lie done to Abate the nuisance. No action was taken. The following communication was received and read Lief Ore Council gentlemen a your attention is Here there is no the sinker club a body of Young men banded together for purposes social and including on its Roll Only members of the y. M. A., planned and executed in a most charming manner saturday a very delightful Ami out of the Ordinary evenings entertainment a ladies night. Board. The painstaking care of the Mem Janies Scarlet before the proceedings at a regular meeting of the school Board monday night were slightly out of the Ordinary. The present method of marking employed where absence from school is concerned which is distasteful to some of the patrons again came up before the hers preparation was easily discern Able in the smoothness with each of the features of the evening were carried out and in the never lag gig interest and enjoyment of the occasion. The Large auditorium on the second i floor of the association building was beautifully decorated with the National colors Ami divided into two rooms by a Large american Flag the smaller compartment being the lunch room. Suspended Over the platform from a Large festoon was the Emblem of the club a string of doughnuts. A Brief but most pleasing program had been arranged for the Early part of the evening. Prof. J. W. Taylor recited a the first Battle with the indians a from a the courtship of Miles Standish. A a vocal Solo by miss Margaret Ammerman was followed by a Cornet Solo by Harry latimere. An address by general Secretary Johnson was the last number. The collation that was served is or serving of a most Especial mention and demonstrated to the Young lady guests past the it a gradual increase in political Active j by called to the fact that it. Let a ement on West Side of ferry Street Good morning. Has your landlord Between property of John Jacobs and increased Yor rent yet Well after All it has been a decidedly easy Winter on the Coal pile. Washington society is agog Over the coming wedding at the White House. The belief of sundry congressmen that the railroads receive too much Money for Tram Girting the mails seems to Date Only from the resolve of the railroads to get More Money for transporting congressmen. That of Erwin Hunter on South Side of old canal bed. As to the necessity of a pavement there i think you will agree and give it your prompt attention. John r. Walleze. On motion of or. Vastine the communication was referred to the committee on streets and Bridges. The following members were present Gibson Vastine Sweisfort Boyer Dietz Fenstermacher Reifsnyder Goeser Hughes and Jacobs. Home made have your cake muffins and Tea biscuit Home made. They will be fresher cleaner More tasty and wholesome. Royal baking powder helps the House wife to produce at Home quickly and economically Fine and tasty cake the raised hot biscuit puddings the frosted layer cake Crisp cookies Cullers crusts and muffins with which the ready made food found at the bake shop or grocery does not compare. Royal is the greatest of bake Day helps. That their sterner sex hosts were masters in the Art of Good cheer Dainty menu approves the Statem Chicken salad wafers. Sandwiches. Olives. Ire Cream cake. Coffee. Mints. Later in the evening mrs. Arthur l. Pierce who is a guest at the Home of her Mother mrs. C. F. Johnson entertained the Young people with a piano recital of the College and popular songs and National airs All joining in the singing. The guests of the evening were miss Freda Cook of a novo miss Mary Lyons of Wolverton miss Emily Voris of pottsgrove miss Katherine Vastine of Bucknell University and from Danville misses Clara Fischer Florence Price Hattie Kase Bertha Kase Emma Foust Jennie Woodside Annie Miles May Johnson Ethel Woods Elsie Bennett Mary Fry Edith and Jessie Kramer. Elizabeth Vastine Jessie Kimerer Katherine Gearhart Margaret Ammerman Marion Jones. Loraine Philips Sara Beaver Pearl Vastine Mary Wetzel Mary Jameson Florence Trun Bower. The affair was in charge of two committees. The reception committee planned and served the refreshments and was composed of Robert m. Jacobs Vincent Evans Jay Weehler. Harry Orth Ray Hauser and Edwin Maloy. The entertainment committee was As follows Frank Brown Harry latimere and will Mccoy. The Board to protest against the Rule which in Force in the schools which in its operation As generally understood takes off five for every recitation missed. He in weighed very heavily against the Rule which he considers very pernicious. First because on children who Are sick in effect it operates to retard re covery keeping them in a continual worry Over the loss of a it Erc outage. I secondly because the Rule is Coer Cive and in effect operates to keep children in school when they Are inti imposed and ought to ii at Home. He cited cases where pupils developing infectious diseases fearing loss of i it or Cut age. Were constrained to remain in school until very ill thereby jeopardizing their own lives and exposing the other pupils to the contagion. Or. Scarlet said he was not before the Board to urge a return to the former Tost of final examinations. He did insist however that the Rule be mod ill de and he raised a question whether in the Case of pupils kept out of school by illness on their return taking up their studies and making the usual Good averages some plan could not be adopted whereby the boy or girl might paragraphs passenger bus went into River. The Pennsylvania Railroad bus at Berwick which carries passengers Between that town and the Pennsylvania station at Nesco it Eek yesterday morning about 7 30 of clock met witly a mishap which would have resulted seriously for at least some of its half dozen occupants and the Driver had these not jumped in time to save them selves. When the bus had reached the nes Copeck Side of the River on the ferry and had started up the Hill one of the horses was seized with a fit of obstinacy. The animal reared and plunged hacking the bus Down the Bank towards the water Edge and dragging its mate wit i it. The bus was occupied at the time by two men passengers besides the four ladies composing the Harmony ladies Quartetti who gave a concert at Berwick tuesday evening. The ladies la neoame terrified and in their alarm jumped from the vehicle to the ground. The two men More calmly followed their example. The Driver was powerless and the horses and bus went into the Stream. When the bus had reached the depth of several feet it upset and the passengers grips and suit cases were set adrift in the River. For a time it looked As if these we Ould he lost hut before they had time to sink or float far Down Stream they were All recovered. Some of them with their contents were badly damaged. The Cool water evidently had an effect on the vicious horse As both animals were led out after Thev had he permitted to pass and la obliged to stand examination Only in those branches or portions of the studies affected by the period of absence. A protracted discussion followed in which the members generally took part. They took or. Scarlet a Sugge Titus very kindly. They explained to the attorney the real difficulty of the problem that they Are facing taking care to show that the present system of marking was adopted As a substitute for the final examination which when it was in Force proved As big a bugbear to the Public As the present system. I r. Hark a took the View that the system of marking is imperfectly understood and is unjustly criticized. He denied that a a five is a taken off for being absent. The fact is lie said that the Pupil is simply credited with the time present full attendance counting a Hundred. When to is absent of course he receives no Mark for his recitations on the principle that the labourer receives no for work not done. After or. Scarlet s departure the subject was discussed in All its bearings nearly an hour being spent in this Way. The Board would like to please the Public which was so feel ugly and ably represented by or. Scarlet. At the same time it feels that its own experience and that of the faculty and Borough superintendent must not he ignored. The Board is considering the matter deeply and just what course it May decide to pursue in the premises will not be known for a Day or so. On motion it was ordered that the janitor of the first Ward hereafter attend to fumigation of school buildings in the first and second wards and that the janitor of the third Ward attend to fumigating the third and fourth Ward buildings. There Are now two generators employed in the District and they Are being kept in pretty constant use. Some doubt was expressed whether the generators an properly used and the Best results obtained. The fact was cited that in several instances janitors have been seen seated in the rooms 15-Iug fumigated while the apparatus was in operation. Under the circumstances it was not believed that fumigation was thorough. A committee representing the senior class of the High school Apex ared before the Board asking the consent of that body to inaugurate a Dep Artun at the coming High school commencement. The proposition is to have a class Dav which implies a cutting Down of the regular commencement program and having a class play which in All probability will 1x5 a shakespearean performance. On motion the proposition was re i feared to the High school committee of the school Board in conjunction with the faculty of the High school and the Borough superintendent. The committee of the senior class made the further request that the senior class he permitted to place its class Pennant on the High school building. The privilege was refused As it was believed that it would Lead to the usual rivalry and Contention or. And mrs. Robert Mapstone of Sunbury s but sunday with relatives in South Danville. Or. And mrs. Norman Hess of Bloomsburg spent sunday at the Home of mrs. Rebecca Hess Bloom Street. Lewis Thornton and daughter miss Laura spent sunday with relatives in Berwick. Miss Elizabeth Bucher of Sunbury spent sunday at the Home of her cuts or. And mrs. Samuel Bucher Riverside. John Scott spent sunday with friends at Shamokin. Mrs. M. Gain Lias returned to Bing Hamton n. Y. After a visit at the Home of her parents or. And mrs. John Straub ferry Street. John Danner who is employed on i trolley Survey at Honesdale spent Sun Day with friends in this City. Miss Emily Voris of pottsgrove spent sunday at the Home of g. Fred Jacobs Mill Street. John b. Mccoy accompanied by or. And mrs. Aaron Thomas mrs. A. M. Butterwick mrs. Louisa Nice and mrs. Mary Jane Gartland will leave today for Lewistown where or. Mccoy will Cater for a big party to be Given today by mrs. H. W. Sweigart. James f. Ellis of Exchange a a visitor at the court House yesterday. O. F. Ferris of Berwick transacted business in this City yesterday. John g. Waite left yesterday for a business trip to Harrisburg. Miss Maine Beaver is spending the week end with friends at Berwick. Thomas Samuels of Bloomsburg transacted business in this City yesterday. Or. And mrs. Samuel arms Are visiting their son Walter in Sunbury. Miss Belle Hendrickson returned yesterday after a sojourn in Philadelphia. W. A. Weehler returned yesterday from a business trip to Chicago. Miss Mabel rank who has been the guest of miss Maud Golder at Sunbury returned to Danville yesterday. O. B. Sweitzer left yesterday afternoon on a business trip to Philadelphia. Mrs. William Pease and daughter Evelyn who have been visiting or. And or it. G. Fred Smith. Mill Street returned yesterday to their Home in Philadelphia. Edward w. Peters will return this morning from a business trip to Harrisburg. J. W. Bishop of Reading was a business visitor at the Reading Iron works yesterday. Miss Elizabeth Good of Berwick is the guest of mrs. Richard Metherell lower Mulberry Street. Miss Margaret Breckbill and miss Bertha welliver will leave today for a visit with friends at Muncy. Clinton St. Clair who attended the funeral of his brother Thomas Shell Iamer in this City returned Home yesterday. Miss Katherine Rea left yesterday for a visit with her sister mrs. John Dorris at Huntingdon. Or. And mrs. Daniel Larue of Jermyn Are guests at the Home of or. And or. A. Larue East front Street. Opposition to fining salaries reached the depth of a couple of feet among the classes that would militate the bus was badly damaged. When very strongly against the Success of the it was fished out the top was found to schools. Ixo All smashed the wheels injured the following were pres and other damage done. The harness but Adams Orth liar Jed Burns also was somewhat used up. ,Trumbower, Heiss and Grone. The following Hills were approved for payment h g. Salmon. Ezra s. Haas. O. M. Lesiger. Danville stove a mfg. Co. Montour Democrat. American Book company Soval baking Polo for co., new York. Valley township nomination. The democrats of Valley township have made the following nominations school director three years. Charles Ploehs and Norman Beyer. Road supervisors one year p. E. Maus two years David Wintersteen or. Three years d. R. P. Childs. Poor directory Levi . Auditor Harry Wintersteen. Tax receiver of. P. Appleman. Justice of the peace Harry Forn Waif and Thomas Cross lev. Judge of election Edward Delsite. Iii i actor Edward Volkmar. $2. 85 .50 6.40 1.05 1 1.50 10. He Arbutus in Bloom. Reports come from Glen Summit Retreat Laurel run and Dallas that trailing Arbutus is already in Bloom there. This is indeed a rarity As Arbutus is hardly Ever in Bloom before the latter part of april plot to kill Pennypacker. Washington pa., Jan. 24. A that governor Pennypacker of Pennsylvania and governor Pattison of Ohio As Well As prominent officials in other arts of the country were marked for death by a baud of anarchists was Learned yesterday when Washington county officials raided the Headquarters of a society of anarchists and found convincing proof that assassination had been planned the plot to kill the states chief executive was unearthed while the officers were Hunting for the murderers of Michael Sarrazola a wealthy italian who was mysteriously shot at Dunlevy this county last week. The incriminating evidence was discovered in an old shanty located in a dense swamp at Baird a Small mining town ten Miles East of Washington. Letters and papers were found which implicate anarchists at Paterson and other parts of the country and show that the plot was an extensive one. The first Clew to the conspiracy was obtained when George Barli an italian was arrested monday night near Biard charged with complicity in the Sarrazola murder. In his pocket was found a a on which had been drawn the plan of a Small House where evidently he and others had been meeting. Had not the local band bungled in this one respect the plot would probably not have been revealed. Far reaching conspiracy. Officers Are endeavouring to suppress the importance of their discovery but they admit they have evidence enough to implicate anarchists in All parts of the country. In the room where proof of the plot was discovered were found letters written to leaders of the local society by men from Paterson and other cities. These letters show that the Washington hand was delegated to get rid of Pennypacker and Pattison and similar hands in other parts of the country were entrusted with the assassination of other officials in their territories. It is the untaxed dog which makes a nuisance of himself and keeps the citizen awake at night unexpected opposition to the two salary Hills came before the House yesterday morning when the Bill to fix the salary of the insurance commissioner at $6,000 was on third Reading. Or. Stroup of Dauphin moved to postpone consideration of the Hill. Or. Fow Rose to a Jed it of order that the governors Call recommended abolishing fees Only in the offices of the insurance commissioner and Secretary of the Commonweal 11� and that he said nothing about raising the salaries. Or. Fow later withdrew h is Point and seconded or. Stroups me Tiou. Or. Posey author of the Bill replied sarcastically. He said that the democratic members Are a obstructionists. Messes. Eaton of Philadelphia Bolton of Clearfield Hitchcock of Tioga and Mcclain of Lancaster All spoke m the quest a Oil. Or. Crout of Philadelphia said that the present incumbents will not be affected by the present Bills. A the proper thing to do is to abolish fees now a lit said a and allow the regular session next year to fix the salaries. A a or. Creasy of Columbia or. Hollinan of Cambria and or. Mcclain if lancaster., All took part in the discussion. When the Viva Voce vote was taken the speaker hesitated in his decision a division was called for resulting in 129 votes for exist Monement and thirty two against. Or. Hoke of Franklin offered a Bill providing that no More than $750, 000 shall be spent each year by the Board of Public grounds and build us in erecting or rebuilding county Bridges. Treasury regulation Bill. Or. Jackson of Armstrong introduced the administration Bill to regulate the states moneys. It was prepared by attorney general Carson at the instigation of the governor. The amount in any one depository shall not exceed $500,000 interest is fixed at two or cent. Using state funds for ulterior purposes is made a Misdemeanour punishable by a Fine of $500 and one years imprisonment. Other salary Bill postponed. When the Bill to fix the salary of the Secretary of tie Commonwealth came up or. Stroup moved to postpone for the present As he did on the other salary Bill. The Viva Voce vote was apparently overwhelmingly in the affirmative. Or. Moyer of Lebanon insisted on the yeas and nays. Or. Creasy who advocated postponement of the other salary Bill until the status of the actuary and his fees should be Laid upon each member s desk by the state Printer spoke against postponing the Secretary of the Commonwealth s Bill since everything connected with that department is Clear to the House. Or. Maust of Cumberland charged or. Creasy with Gross inconsistency in his attitude to both Hills. The vote to postpone resulted ayes 144noes, 48. A a Ripper repeal passed finally. The House yesterday morning passed finally the Philadelphia a a Ripper re Pealer which is similar to the Scott Bill passed finally in the Senate tin Day. One or the other of the Bills will be sent to the governor immediately and within a Day or two the Philadelphia charter created by the act of 1885 will be re enacted and revived. To erect Titie 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 desc lotion a Force of carpenters was put to work at the Plant of the Danville stove and manufacturing company yesterday repairing the damage caused by the fire at the Plant last week. The fire which originated on the first floor damaged the Story above to such an extent As to Render the floor wholly unsafe in View of the weight that it is destined to carry and it was found necessary to replace it joists and All with new. The damaged Woodwork yesterday was nearly wholly removed. The Danville stove and manufacturing company has decided to build a Large fire proof building to hold the patterns. At any manufacturing Plant the patterns represent the bulk of value. Those at the stove works could not be replaced for much less than 30,000 and yet As is Well known at the recent fire they escaped destruction Only by the Mere turning of a hand. Under the circumstances it is thought Worth while to go to some expense in order to insure their positive safety. Accordingly it has been decided to erect an entirely fire proof building at a Point convenient to the foundry where the patterns will at All times be kept. Where the patterns Are stored at present on the second Story Quot of the Wing extending northward they Are neither Safe nor convenient. Additional room is needed in the warehouse and by removing the patterns to a safer place the space vacated can be used for storing stoves amp a. The fire proof building intended for patterns will be of Brick 100 feet by 36 feet one Story in height. There will be no windows in the we alls the Interior being lighted by skylights on the roof. General manager w. A. Weehler yesterday stated that the intention originally was not to begin work on the fire proof building until Spring but that in View of the mild weather he did not think it unlikely that they might enter upon the work this Winter a probably As soon As the repairs now on foot Are completed. Death of firs Thomas c. Curry. Mrs. Phoebe Curry wife of Thomas c. Curry. West Mahoning Street departed this life at 8 of clock last night. Mrs. Curry was in ill health for ten years. For two years preceding her death she was in an exceedingly we a la state. Her condition during Vest a Day did not seem unusually critical and it was not until a very Short time before her demise that the family realized that the end was at hand. Heart failure was the cause of death. Mrs. Curry w As a native of Montour county. During the greater part of life she resided in Danville. She was a Christian woman a kind neighly it a a generous and sympathetic Friend beloved alike by the members of her own family and those with whom she mingled in the Church and in the Community. The deceased was seventy two years of age. Besides her husband she is survived by seven sons and one daughter. The latter is mrs. Lizzie Fisher who resides at the parental Home. The sons Are As follows Hugh and Ralph Curry of Brooklyn Dan. M. Curry and or. E. A. Curry and John Curry of Danville Thomas Curry jr., of Sunbury and William Curry esq., of Scranton. Due notice of the funeral will he Given. party. A Surprise party was tendered Edward Dietz at his Home on Chambers Street saturday evening in Honor of his 32nd birthday. Those present were or. And mrs. Nelson Ashley and laughter Elizabeth or. And mrs. John Dietz and son Karl or. And mrs. Henry Shutt mrs. Frank Wigerman and so in Francis or. And mrs. Chuncy Hollister or. And mrs. Harvey Kriner Sou and daughter. Mrs. Cyrus Dietz mrs. Mullen Robert Dietz or. And mrs. Frank Everett and son Paul Kathryn Shutt and Charles Riech Liue of Bloomsburg. Cast House in a new role. W. A. Shepperson is utilizing the Timber in the cast House and the Eleva tor Shaft which he purchased at the Bessemer blast Furnace being dismantled in the erection of a barn on his farm Valley township to replace the one destroyed by fire a few months ago. The Timber is As Good As new and Many of the beams Are of extraordinary length. The trusses supporting the roof which Are held together by Iron bolts Are very easily taken apart and can be conveniently hauled to the farm where they will be put together again and used precisely Asiu the cast House. The big trusses sixth five feet Long lend themselves very conveniently to the construction of the barn which will be built on the old foundation and will be a very commodious Structure. The cast House is pretty Well dismantled. The elevator Shaft has not As yet been attacked. The High Structure contains a vast amount of Good Timber and will More than suffice to Complete the barn affording not Only heavy Timber but also weather boards. Want passes for hanging. Sheriff Riddell of Lycoming county says that next week he will solve the problem of How he will select from the 900 or More applicants the persons to whom he will give passes to the execution of James Salerno the murderer of Elizabeth Carney which will take place at Williamsport on february 8. The sheriff will cull out the ones that he thinks proper to refuse and passes will be Given to the writers of the applications that Are not elevated to the waste Basket whether the number be Large or Small. A i will have no idea How Many passes i shall Issue a states the sheriff. A until i go through the big pile of applications in my Possession. The number is increasing too. I am surprised at the Large number of requests to see the hanging that i have received from far away places. There Are a number from residents of Muncy Montgomery Salladasburg Montoursville Jersey Shore and Sunbury and other places More Distant. Getting ii St a p. Amp r. Officer was in this City yesterday endeavouring to detect the party guilty of setting fire to freight cars in the Yard of the structural tubing works. The latest attempt at incendiary so in the structural tubing Yards was made on tuesday when Only timely discovery prevented a valuable House car from being consumed by fire. It was a few minutes after 7 of clock in the morning when the car which was standing near the Mill was discovered burning the flames having already gotten a firm hold upon the Woodwork at one Comer. Several Buck its of water in the hands of the workmen sufficed to extinguish the flames. A few minutes More however and the car would have been enveloped and other property belonging to the structural tubing company probably set on fire. The car will have to be partially rebuilt. Scarcely two Mouths have elapsed since the other fire in the same Yard when a House car was nearly half destroyed and the fire department was called out. Both fires seem to have started in the same Way. In one Comer of an empty car. On the first occasion an empty sin Oke stained bottle that had contained kerosene was found in the car. On tuesday there were no such Plain evidences of incendiary so but it is not doubted that both cars were wilfully set on fire although it is not Clear whether the motive was spite or the fire was started by a Mere degenerate actuated by a love of mischief. The full problem will no doubt be solved by the detective. Winding up his business. John Hooley who Lias accepted a position As general manager with the Thatcher Furnace company at Newark n. J. Is getting ready to wind up business at his foundry on East Mahoning Street which from the present Outlook May stand Idle for an indefinite time. Or. Hooley has been doing work for the Thatcher company and Between the present and the close of the will ship All the patterns that he has been using Back to the Home Plant. By february 1st he himself will follow entering immediately upon his new duties As general manager. Or. Hooley is unable to state definitely what the future will be of his conveniently situated and finely equipped Little Plant in this City. Just As he is about closing up he realizes that there is an unprecedented demand for the several lines of work that his foundry turns out. Every bit of the product is sold. Under the circumstances it would be a loss to the town if the foundry were to close up for the want of a Good experienced Man to take hold of it. It is hoped that some Means can be devised whereby the Plant can be kept in operation. It is a problem for the Board of Trade. A derelict ferry boat. The remains of an old ferry boat broken and battered from Contact with the rocks came Down the River Early yesterday morning and was caught by the Well known Riverman Frank Ross. The boat is wide enough for Oue vehicle Only while in length it is sufficient to accommodate three horses and carriages standing end to end. It believed to be the boat that was carried away at Berwick a few weeks ago and was partially wrecked of the rocks that form the riffles a Short distance below that town. The derelict yesterday morning Lodge cd against one of the piers of the River Bridge where it was hoarded by Frank Ross who piloted it Down Stream and brought it into Shore this Side of the creeks Mouth. Snyder too has Bridge trouble. Before the new $62,000 Bridge across pm nuts Creek above Selinsgrove will be accepted by Snyder county the contractors will have to explain some Points in its construction. County commissioner j. G. Lesher said tuesday that the specifications Call for a Concrete floor and easy approaches. Instead of a Concrete a Plank floor was Laid and what is More Peculiar the planks were purchased by the contractors from Harrison Moyer one of the retiring commissioners. The approaches to the Bridge Are not up to Specif Poatious. Loam and Clay were used in their construction while the specifications called for approaches built according to state Road requirements. The approaches Are so Steep and Muddy that a dozen teams were stalled of them monday the horses sinking in the mire knee deep. Commissioner Lesher says that the specifications must be carried out to the letter before the Bridge will be accepted. Conference announced. President John Mitchell of the United mine workers of America announces that he had arranged a conference with the operators of the Anthracite Region to be held february 15. The place has not been determined upon but will Likely be new York. Or. Mitchell has been in communication with the operators since the Shamokin convention when a committee representing districts nos. 1, 7 and 9, including Mitchell was appointed to meet with the operators. This is the first news of the negotiations having resulted favourably and a dote of Nieset aug having been selected. . Or. Charles w. Richard and miss Bessie Ilu Slagle of pottsgrove were United in marriage at the reformed parsonage wednesday morning by the pastor a v. Robert daily Small Blaze causes excitement. A slight Blaze in a Back Kitchen on the premises of John Mowrey East Market Street caused a Ripple of excitement about 5 of clock yesterday afternoon. The family was absent from Home at the time. Smoke was seen issuing from the building. Some neighbors made an the Blaze and extinguished it with a few buckets of water. Meanwhile the fire Bell was rung and the Washington Hose company . They had their Hose unpeeled and were ready to apply the water when they were informed that the fire was extinguished. No one can account for the origin of the fire

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