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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 28, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaHone paper a for a be Home w11 i he circulation of this paper is m. A. Creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american subscriptions per year i Irvin m. Jennings 1 k i 1st.�? office hours this coi try will never be entirely free i m in it supplies Alloe its own demands with its own Yoi. 41 a no e Danville. Pa., thursday january 28 hum. Established in 1855 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 a is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and description a i i. 1/ to 11 m t r i. To. A. I to i Mill St., Jia Vilu. To. \ a in it a a m in. 125 St., , a. I is of the Sto Marli a no i Inte Sumes a specially dentist h i it h. 2ls my Sorkki a nil Larriu thl 111 ii it Aln. Crown and Arhl a a re a specially. K.,n1t�.�il with do lain Ami Imit improved Loisl nitwit milk Mui prium d to exime a 1 Ite night Lii null work. Or. C. Ii. Reynolds a hex. 1st m ii Stanville a. I k Iasi a a1�i All 24 hums of of Spensi person 41. Para Crai is a ass i it i try in All its tranche. Charges ulcerated find h work Unnur unteed it Tublin hell inv news. Duo million copies of a religious work by Rev. William Toen ups of Lia Leton h Ivo printed Aud will 1�.� it a i d to defray a Church debt of $22, -000. A Vitry 29.i re list Day on which it it i a is of noun nation May he filed from Borough and townships and i a u to j. Is the last Day of which icon ii Ion papers May lie filed from Mich districts. R 1 the Milton Standard i it getting an a a Hoot i e Hall prospects for it to season and wants the town to get together pointing nut that Watson to is already under Way. Ground hog Day. February 2,comes in Apa a a and Liin perhaps we ii have our weather program arranged for the nest six weeks to come. And there Are Anno people who really believe in the ground hog theory. T in slip voters should see to it that Ali v elect constables who will perform t Weir duties. Numerous recipes tor the Prexey. I n and cure of smallpox Are now be in published hut after All the Only i red my Truo i Medy is vaccination. Voters should remember that it is to their interests to elect Good men to cite councils. Feu nays declared purpose to go ahead with the immense improvements planned lat Jar Means plenty of work and Good times for in my communities along the giant railway system. The Pennsylvania Railroad exhibit for the 8t. Louis f or is ready tor ship input and it is id a Lac a to say that it will be one of Gic test attractions of its kind wit irn to Ltd ground a. Funny that in almost every City and town i the state they an suffering from too much water the annual i Coit of the Williamsport Hoard of Trade shows that town to la progressing at a rapid Pace it has the Lowert death rate in the state Feu per thousand. The sixty fifth annual session of the Kasur re Pennsylvania conference of the evangelical association will Convene february 25th at tie Emanuel evangelical Church Allentown. A probable strike of 9,000 teamsters and Drivers at St. Louis mo., will be averted by settlement by arbitration. The acquittal of mrs. Bechtel As an accessory to the murder of her daughter Mabel by the jury of Lehigh coun trans was undoubtedly a righteous verdict. The aged woman should never have been a impelled to pass through the terrible ordeal to which she was subjected. The Case of the Commonwealth was surprisingly weak. In again bringing the old fashioned Winter to the front the weather Bureau ought to fit the cold snap to the flood time when it would do the most Good an official of a new York dramatic Agency estimates that fully 3500 actors stranded in strange places by the disbanding of 185 companies on the Road have for two Mouths been wending their Way Hack to that City. The a it Holiday Lincoln a birth Day february 12. Willard Spincer author of miss Boh White tint recently appeared Here is at work of a new opera which he Hopes to Complete by the Spring of 1904 he will leave for Florida in a few Days to put on the films hug touches. Allentown has a record for immorality and crime that should arouse its citizens to bestir themselves and re Rove the cause. When the cause is known there ought surely to be found a remedy Radical enough to bring about a cure. The Runau who said that hard Winters have gone out of fashion is in a Hospital suffering from a bad Case of Frost bite. A decision of the Luzerne county court is of interest to attorneys through out the state. The court states that a lawyer Lias to right to ask a defendant who is Oil the witness stand if he has served time in jail the hibernating grounding is a Leady shifting in busily in him Lair Bat the chances Are hell have to do some digging la reach tin surface. Nothing Mure Creel can h a conceived than to let a clip h i horse stand Iwuh Lankie i nuts id Quot during Wint a weather court convened at it of clock Friday morning with president judge r. I. Little and associates or. S. Y. Thompson and Frank g. Blue upon the Bench. Judge Little read the list of applications for License. Finding that there were no new ones on the list that called Foi special investigation and that there were no remonstrances tiled against the granting of any he announced that the licenses would All be granted subject to the approval of Bonds. These were considered later in the session and duly approved so that every License in the county is Good for another year. After the licenses were disposed of the court took up other business pending. The Nio to important action was the making of an order discharging the Rule to strike off the non suit in the Case of Sarah c. Cromley is. The Pennsylvania Railroad company. This was a suit to Recovo damages for the death of Joseph b. Cromley and Little a on David who were killed by the Buffalo flyer at Watson town in january 1902. The Case came up for trial at this City in november last and had proceeded on trial to the second Day when judge Little ordered a compulsory non suit on the ground of contributory negligence. The court granted a Rule to show cause Why it should not be stricken off the courts action Friday permits the j non suit to stand and precludes reinstatement. It is understood the Case will now he taken to the supreme court. Court adjourned at 12 of clock to reconvene at the ringing of the court House Bell. Death of Gilbert Voris. Gilbert Voris an old and esteemed resident of this Section died at his Home near pottsgrove on tuesday morning. The Deco Asid who was a Consior of e. C. Voris this City was a representative of cite of our oldest families his father being John Voris who played a prominent part in the settled cd t and the development of this Section. He belonged to a Large family of which but Oue brother William voids still survives. Peter and Abram Voris dead a Orne years were Brothers of the deceased. Gilbert Voris was seventy seven years of age. He had been ailing for some time with a complication of diseases. His widow who survives is a sister of mrs. Frank Hain of new York Ami of the late mrs Regina j. Simington of this City. The deceased is also survived by a son John Voris and a daughter. Harriet mrs. Luther Moll i l oth of whom reside near Potts Grove. Mrs. Annie Emerick w Ife of or. Emerick of Milton who died a few years ago was a daughter of the deceased. The Fuu Cral will take place hum the late residence tomorrow morning at 11 of clock. Interment will take place in Harmony cemetery at Milton. The Republic Iau primaries s were held throughout the Borough Friday eve. A Good sized vote was polled in the first Ward especially w Here sixty votes were cast. Following arc the nominations first Ward. Council Amos Vastire school director h. E. Trumbower assessor j. L. Frame judge of election w. V. Oglesby inspector of. M. Herrington. T. A. Evans and w. G. Brown were chosen As delegates to the Borough and District conventions. W. H. Woodside was tic Choice a if the first Ward for auditor. Joseph y. Sechler and Jesse Beaver received a tie vote for poor director. The delegates therefore were instructed to vote one for Hechter and the other for Beaver. Second Ward. Council Jacob h. Boyer school director Davia e. Haring assessor Harry e. Seidel judge of election Harry a shirk inspector Frank t. Montague. W. H. Woodside was tie Choice for Borough auditor. J. H. Woodside and Harry a. Shick were elected delegates. As to poor director they were a instructed. Third Ward. Council j. B. Cleaver school director. B. Gearhart assessor Henry Kerns Justice of the peace j. P. Bare judge of election a. Dos i Holloway inspector Seth Lor Tuor. W. H. Woodside w As endorsed for Borough auditor. The delegates elect i were Edward stroll and Clarence Price. For Pooi director they were Tiiu strutted. Fourth Ward. Council Joseph Gibson school director w. 11. Orth assessor John Jenkins judge of election Dallas Hummer inspector Michael Lormor w. H. Woodside was supported for Borough auditor. The delegates chosen were Nicholas Hill and Alexander Mann. They were Unish trusted for poor director Mure trains yesterday. The full schedule of trains on the s. H. Amp w. Branch was run Between Sun Bury and South Danville yesterday which prove quite a convenience to the travelling Public. On the d. L. W. Railway there was hut one train from Northumberland which arrived at this City at 2 11 and returned to Northumberland at 4 33. A Good Deal of freight was moved of this end of the d. L. Amp w yesterday which was transferred to the p. Pfc r. Railway. It is the first time in very Many years if not in the history of the Road that such a Transfer was made. Thirty three cars loaded with merchandise consigned to Points East which Lay in the d. L. W. Yards Here were run up on the cinder tip where they were switched onto the Reading track which by Means of the tre thing and Bridge Over the d l. Amp w. Connects the structural tubing works wit i the main track of the Reading railway. Thirteen loaded cars stranded at Rupert were brought Down Over the Reading track and in the same Way transferred to the d. L. Amp w. Railroad. New machinery being installed. The Rumpe manuf Artu ring company has ordered another instalment of machinery for the manufacture of its self winding clocks which will necessitate the employment of More hands and the utilizing of All the floor space in the building. The clocks wherever introduced ate giving satisfaction and their Fame is spreading rapidly. Dealers who were among the first to give tin clocks a trial have continued sending in orders. Riih result is that the factory is three to four weeks behind in orders and this in fare of the fact that new hands Are being employed right along and tint the factory is working ten hours per Day. The new machinery will All have to be made to order so that a month or six weeks will elapse before if can be in tall meanwhile clucks Are being shipped every Day. As Only a Small portion of the United states probably less than one tenth has been covered some idea can to formed of the enormous Trade which May later develop and consequently of Tho importance of the clock factory As a fut Ira Industry in Dan Vilh Jesse Beaver for poor director. The Republican Borough and District conventions were held at hotel Oliver on saturday evening. There were no delegates present from Mahoning township. Each of the wards of the Borough was represented As follows first Ward w. G. Brown and t. A. Evans second Ward j. H. Woodside and Harry a. Shick third Ward. Edward stroll and Clarence Price fourth Ward. Indiola i 11 and Alexander Maun. Edward v. Stroll was chosen chair Man and j. If. Woodside Secretary of the District convention. Jesse Beaver who with Joseph v. Sechler received a tie vote in the first Ward Friday Light was nominated Fot overseer of the poor in the Danville and tax Mahoning District. The officers chosen fur the District convention also served in tit Borough convention. There was Only one nomination to make that for Borough auditor. W. Ladyn Woodside of the second Ward who was unanimously supported at the primaries received the nomination for Borough auditor. Enjoyable social affairs. Members of the entertainment committee of the b. P. It it. Elks tit this City ate making arrangements to hold a series of Daub. In tin magnificent elks Hall in the Grone building the first out of which is to he Given some evening next week. The social affairs a Feu by Danville Lodge during the past few weeks were much enjoyed by those who were fortunate enough to be present. The first entertainment was Given several weeks ago a progressive Sledge party form tubers and their gentlemen friends serving As the inaugural number. This was followed last week by a euchre for members and their lady friends. Nearly sixty people Ware present at the euchre and a most enjoyable evening was spent. Amusements for the ladies will be Given at Short intervals during the Winter. The elks Are very hospitable Aud their rooms Are Well suited for entertaining purposes. Both feet badly Frozen. Martin Kelley a stove Moulder until a few Days ago employed at the stove works Here was very badly Frozen tuesday night and is in danger of losing his feet As the result. Kelley boarded with mrs. Jones on front Street near the second Ward school House. Or. Paules who was called to attend Kelley found him in a dreadful condition both feet being Frozen until Black. Tha Man will be taken to the Mary m. Packer Hospital this morning. It is much feared that his feet will have to he amputated. Basket Ball. There will he a game of Basket Hull thu armory on Friday evening he j tween Danville mid Shenandoah will ask state Aid. The county commissioners of Columbia county have made an Appeal to the state for assistance to Aid in break ing up the enormous ice Gorges in the North Branch near this Point. What the result of the Appeal will be is not known. A Telegram from governor Penn Packer in response to an earlier communication warned the county commissioners that it was their duty to do everything in their Power to prevent private Losi or the destruction of Public property in the form of Bridges. For combinations of weather neck of Woods is the limit. This above town a stupendous ice Jam holding Back a pent up Hood whose Crest was the highest that Ever swept Down the North Branch Valley below town another formidable mass of ice locked in Ali Channel dreaded As an obstacle which might hold Back tin mighty Rush of water that was Likely to be precipitated upon us at any moment and cause the inundation of All the Low lying portions of our town. Such was the grave situation at Danville All Day sunday Aud during Sun Day night. It was a period of deep suspense and anxiety. The conditions were unique in the history of the town precedents counted for nothing and no one knew what to predict. The whistle at to a water works sounded shortly after one of clock sunday morning indicating that the ice on tin River had started. People crawled from their Beds anxious to witness the spectacle hut scarcely dreaming of the menacing conditions which were so soon to develop the ice moved some Twenty of get and then stopped Short. People crawled Back to their Beds but Early sunday morning again sought the River. Shortly after 11 of clock the whistle was again sounded an 1 in response nearly half the towns population mid its Way toward the River. The ice broke below the Bridge and moved quietly Down As far As the creeks Mouth we a a a it Lodge 1. Above the Bridge it remained intact. Meanwhile reports leached this City from Bloomsburg and Catawissa telling of abnormally High water at those Points while below town on both Side of the River the railroads Wen under a ter. On tin s. H. Amp w. Branch All traffic was suspended. It >11 tin d. L. Amp w. Line the 6 57 a. M train came up to Danville but was a Abb to proceed to Bloomsburg owing to tin submerged tracks East of tin town. An engine Aud coach containing several officials Aud a number of employees during the Forenoon passed through South Danville on rout to Catanis it a where tin flood conditions made their presence necessary. They proceeded As far As Boyds station hut beyond that Point they found the track under several feet of water. It was not until they returned that the real magnitude of the ice Jam lying Between Here Aud Catawissa was Learned. As described it almost surpasses credence an imposing mass of ice towering thirty feet or More in height filling the wide Channel from Shore to Shore and stretching out it an interminable distance or As far As the Eye can see. Down the River similar conditions prevailed. From cd Vlaskey to klines Grove there were a series of Ico jams with stretches Between them where the ice remained smooth and intact. Altogether tie obstruction Down the River seemed less formidable than the ice Jam above town although just How much resistance it might exert when put to the test was an unknown Quantity. Below Subury the River was Clear the i a having passed off tin dam about 5 of clock saturday evening. The ice also passed off the West Branch. A Telephone message received from Anhary last night stated that the River i it not at All High at that Point when the ice moved shortly before noon sunday the River stood slightly a above the 20-foot Mark. From that on during the Dav it Rose steadily at the rate of nearly three inches an hour which indicated that the water was not finding its Way through the ice Jam below town As rapidly As it came Down upon us from above. At Midnight Tho River stood at 24 feet and was still rising. By three of clock in the afternoon Mahoning Creek was out of its Hanks. Many of the cellars on Mill Street had a toot or More of water in them. Center Street was submerged up As far As the company stables. By noon the wheel pits at the Reading Iron works were full of water but before night the water poured Over Tho surface from Mahoning Creek into the Mill. In View of the flood under the most favourable could icons work will by impossible at any part of the big Plant for several Days. At dusk the merchants whose cellars were not yet flooded believing that the worst was Likely to occur summoned All the help they could command and began to remove their goods All had experienced or heard of the terrible flood of 1875 when the business part of town was submerged and conditions now seemed favourable for a flood As great if not one that would discount it. Early in the Day the water broke i Over the Hank above town flooding the uppermost portion of the Borough Aud breaking Over into the canal which during the afternoon and evening was More than Hank full lion on cud of town to the other. Bloomsburg and Catawissa Are in to grasp of Tho highest flood Ever known in their history. At ii of clock last night tin water had reached a height of forty feet which is six feet High a than Ever known before. All the Low lying portions of Bloomsburg including main Street below Leonard Are submerged. The carpet factory is surrounded by water. All the farm land below town is inundated the River and fishing Creek forming one unbroken Sheet of water. The water pours Over the Roadway of the Iron Bridges at Bloomsburg and or. And mrs. Samuel Bloch spent sunday in Bloomsburg. Howard lunge of Berwick spent sunday in this City. Or. An 1 mrs. L. 1 Berger and daughter Thelma of Philadelphia Are visiting at the Home of Elmer e. Berger near Mooresburg. Or. And mrs. Fred Kirkendall of Wilkes Barre Are visiting at the Home of George m. Gearhart East Market Street. B. P. Harris left yesterday for Shick shinny. John Bruder was in Rupert yesterday. Arthur Dietrich made a nip to Bloomsburg yesterday. Mrs. Frank Mcninch returned to Philadelphia yesterday after a visit with relatives in this City. A. 11. Mac Adams �>1 Philadelphia arrived in this City last evening on business connected with tin Danvila stove cd manufacturing company. Or. And mrs. John of Connor of Shamokin arrived in this City last evening to attend the funeral of h. L. Schick which will Rake place today. Sex Burgess Philip Moon and p. J. Oberdorf of Sudbury wore in this cite last evening. I r. Gilbert Smith of the state Hospital left yesterday for St. Augustine Florida. Ralph Foulk returned to Wilkes he Are yesterday after a visit with relatives in this City. W. G. Williams was in Bloomsburg yesterday. E. W. Peters was in Bloomsburg yesterday. Or. And mrs. Arthur Lam of Salem n. Jare visiting relatives in this City. Alex. Grom was in Sunbury yesterday. Gustave Wei was in Tamaqua yesterday. John g. Irish of Wilkes Barre was in this cite yesterday. W. I. Bernard Aud f. C. Angle of the United Telephone company nans acted business in Bloomsburg yesterday. A. J. Lesiger left yesterday for Philadelphia. A. L. Ganyl old of new York is this City on business connected with the stove works. Or. Canfeld i Clarg of the new England and the Export Trad of the Danville stove amp manufacturing company. Miss Carrie Meusch of Milton visited friends in Danville yesterday. Sex Deputy sheriff John Montgomery of Sunbury was in this City yesterday. Mrs. Fanny Heddens of the Excelsior hotel Washingtonville was in this City yesterday. Justice of the peace t. F. Kerswell of Washingto Villu circulated in the county seat Vesterdal. It on tinned a Page i Millard Robin you s narrow escape. Millard Robinson who lives at the a a four mile barn nearly lost his life in the raging Waters while driving to Shamokin saturday morning at Reeds station he attempted to Cross Sha Ukiu Creek which was a raging torrent and had inundated the Road at each cud of the Bridge. It was 3 of clock in the morning and quite a Lark. Or. Robinson dido to see his danger and was almost on the Bridge when he found himself in deep water. A Large mass of ice which swept around the Bridge caught the horse and Wagon lifting both off the Road and carrying them into still deeper water. Tho Wagon was the usual Typo of covered Market Wagon Aud As it capsized the Driver found himself in a dreadful predicament and in Dang r of being drowned. Struggling to save himself he called for help which fortunately was year. By Means of a rope to lib horse was pulled into dry land Aud the Tutti w t released from Tho dreadful trap in which he was imprisoned. It was indeed a close Call for both Man and horse. The contents of the Wagon consisting of butter Aud eggs intruded for the Shamokin Market Aud valued at Over �$20 were swept away he the flood. Funeral of mrs. Gearhart. Mrs. Elizabeth Steele Gearhart who departed this life thursday was consigned to her last resting place in Odd Fellows cemetery saturday afternoon. The funeral was quite largely at tended. The services were conducted j by Rev. Or. W. C. Mccormack pastor a of Tho Grove presbyterian Church. At a regular meeting of the school Board monday miss Cora Kase was elected As a Supply team adv. Borough superintendent Gordy explained that by Experiment the one Supply teacher in the Borough was found insufficient Aud that to keep All the schools open he had been oblige to employ miss Kase to teach for miss Cunningham who was ill. He therefore asked that the Board elect miss Kase As an additional Supply teacher. Complying or. Green a moved that superintendent Gordys advice be acte i up and miss Kase was unanimous j by elected. I superintendent Gordy reported professor Lorn or a resignation As teacher of the commercial department and explained what measures lie had taken to Supply a successor. On motion of or. Orth professor Horner a resignation was accepted. Tho Board Felt that it had baldly been treated fairly As professor Horner was under contract for a year nevertheless it seemed to cherish no ill will toward the gentleman who had merely embraced an Opportunity to better himself. Of motion of or. Burns it was decided that the balance of salary due professor Horner should be paid in full. Superintendent Gordy explained that miss Kate b. Potts of Scranton had agreed to a to charge of the commercial department for the remainder of the term at Tho salary paid $77.78 per Mouth. He explained what recommendations she had furnished whereupon of motion of or. Greene she was elected As teacher of the commercial department. Or. Byerly stated that the athletic soc Iatrou of the High school desired the use of the High school room for an entertainment to be Given in tie course of a few weeks. The matter was discussed at some length when it appeared to be the sense of the Board that it might be proper to Grant the use of the room for the entertainment alone shutting out rehearsals. On motion of or. Greene seconded by or. room finally was granted with the understand iffy that two nights be the limit one night for entertainment Aud the other for the last rehearsal. Or. Harpel was of Theopiliou that John l. Evans was absent from town under circumstances which made it incumbent upon the Board to provide a successor to him As school director. To determine the status of the matter Tho Secretary was instructed to write to or Evans. When the Board hears from him it will understand what its duty is in the premises. The following Bills Wen approved for payment. T. L. Evans amp son. Miss Nita mover Robert g. Miller Casper Diseroad George Sechler. A. C. A Mes Bury a woman a $10.00 3.50 10.00 1.28 1.00 1.25 end of fingers badly lacerated. Walter Gross Sou of Charles Gross an employee of Curry amp Vaudau met with a painful Accident monday As the remit of which lie loses the ends of a couple of fingers. He was working at the circular saw when in some Way ii is fingers came in Contact with the rapidly revolving Teeth Aud were badly lacerated. It was the left hand that was struck All four lingers being injured. Walter was taken to the office of or. New Baker where lie received surgical attention. It was necessary to amputate the end of the Index and of the Little linger. The lacerated flesh on the other fingers was stitched. The injured Man May by incapacitated for work for a Long time but his hand will be crippled Little if any As the result of the Accident. Or. Aud mrs. Lark Mecloskey Church Street this City were visiting in Catawissa Over sunday they were a caught in the flooded District and in Stead of the pleasant time they Artici. Rated their visit was darkened by e j series of thrilling adventures which did not cease until they reached Home. Or. Aud mrs. Mecloskey were visit aug at the Home of the former a father John Mecloskey water Street Catawissa. They left Danville on the 5 50 Pennsylvania Braiu saturday evening Aud when they reached Catawissa the River was rising rapidly. Or. Me Closkey a father lives in a Low part of town which is usually flooded when the River is High. His dwelling is at Tho end of water Street however where none but the very highest floods can reach it. The family therefor a Felt comparatively Safo and made themselves comfortable for the night. Upon awake aug sunday morning they found themselves surrounded with deep water Aud the entire family guests and All had to be removed in a boar. Or. And mrs. Mecloskey West to a hotel and on monday they began to think about return aug to Danville but As is Well known there was to traffic on any of the railroads. The p. Amp r. Trains which keep communication open Between West Milton Danville Aud Rupert Are unable to get to Cata Wissa. The new Railroad Bridge itself was considered sate but the Long trestle us at each approach was loaded Down with a train of loaded Coal cars which will be kept in place As Long As the flood conditions hold out. A few men mostly workmen had crawled Over these cars Aud thus effected a crossing of the River. It required considerable nerve especially in making Way Over the Long Trest Lings where the swirling water Aud big cakes of ice Rose almost to the stringers. Such a thing As a woman making the attempt was never dreamed of. It remained for mrs. Mecloskey however to prove that there was one woman Aud that a Danville woman who was Brave enough to attempt to Cross wherever a Man could go. Or. Mecloskey himself intended to Cross the trestle us and when his wife urged him to permit her to accompany him lie had Confidence that she would sue need dangerous As the undertaking seemed to he. In order to assist his wife or. Me Closky procured a b Ard which he Laid from one car to another As the journey progressed. The cars loaded with soft Coal were stretched As far apart As possible which left a wide space Between each to be bridged. Assisted by her husband mrs. Mecloskey in each instance made her Way safely Over the Plank which was then picked up and carried ahead. Upon reaching this Side of the River their adventures were by no menus Over As they were obliged to walk nearly All the Way to Danville. The tax rate fixed. The county commissioners have fixed flu tax late at 3 Mills the same As Lastyk a. They decided upon this course notwithstanding that they were under an unusually heavy expense during tin past year and in addition succeeded in paying off $2800 of the county debt. Among some of the unusual items found in the county a expense account for last year might be cited the roofing of the River Bridge Aud the repairing of the voting Booths. The county was also obliged under the act of 1901 to pay out $331 for cattle bitten by mad dogs and killed. It was also obliged by an order of court to Purchase a ret of new indexes tor the pro thou of Aryl a office which with the work involved Cost $520. Shovelling off the Crossings. The Street commissioner had a Force of men at work yesterday shovelling the Snow off the Crossings. In the Sec music was rendered by a Quartetti con a oud Ward Tho work included a act nov sisting of miss anime Man miss Low Rie j. B. Mccoy Aud a. H. Grone. The pall Bear Ora wore r j. Pegg William Curry Joseph y. Sechler Thomas Bartholomew Wellington Rutland a. H. Grone. Among those from a distance present at the obsequies were or. And mrs. William Boyd of Scranton or. And mrs. Fredo. Kirkendall of Wilkes Barre and miss Atta Gearhart of Ashland. The Flowers were very Beautiful. Residents of Danvila Are sur of having a plenty of tee this summer and at reasonable prices say Tho i a dealers. Al of the ice which Lay in a thick Sheet on the crossing stones and rendered walking dangerous. Keeping All the Crossings about town open and in Good condition involves a Good Deal of work hut it is a very important duty we Ipoh at present is being very faithfully performed for All of which the Street commissioner has Tho thanks of the Public. Officers re elected. At a recent meeting of the Board of directors of tin first National Bank of Danville officers were re elected As follows president h r. Gearhart cashier w. L. Mcclure assistant cashier it. V Gearhart. Fourth quarterly conference. The fourth quarterly conference of St. Paul Saud Trinity m. E. Churches was held of saturday evening the same taking place at St. Peters m. E. Church. Riverside Friday evening. Presiding elder w. W. Evans in each Case had charge of the conference. The fourth quarterly conference is of Especial interest As it is then that the congregation generally manages to make the fact known How the preacher in charge stands with the Church and whether or not his return is desired. In each of the churches Here on the subject of pastor the congregations have spoken in no Uncertain tone. The warmest Aud most tender relations exist Between pastor and flock Aud no change is anticipated in either of the three churches. Rev. Or. W. W. Evans this year Coin plates his lorm As presiding elder of the Danville District. In View of this fact the following complimentary resolutions were adopted at the quarterly conference held in St. Paul a m. E. Church on saturday evening whereas. The Rev William w. Evans d. D., is with us in quarterly Cunto Renco perhaps for the last time because of the expiration of his term therefore resolved that the administration of or. Evans As presiding elder of our District has been characterized throughout he exceptional administrative ability and splendid efficiency in Church work. Resolved that in severing our relationship with brother Evans we can not but express our High appreciation of his True Christian character of his Fidelity to duty of his Wise counsel of his uniform kindness and consideration and of his deep interest in All Tho churches under his charge. We therefore bespeak for him wherever called to serve Tho Church the support and love which is Ever accorded the True Christian gentleman and faithful Follower of Christ. Mahoning democrats. The democrats of Maho Piug township have mad a the following nominations Lodge of election w. T. Madden inspector Daniel Adams school directors Jonathan Rudy Aud Joseph Ritter auditor w. C. Heller super visors Jacob Becker Aud George Heckendorn assessor Samuel Kura Justice of the peace William sunday. A Bou 500,000 lamps will he used in the illumination of the St Louis exposition grounds. Till show plow at work the Peru Sylvania Railroad company is not disposed to yield Long to the Adverse conditions which Are holding up traffic on the s. H. Amp w. Branch but with characteristic Enterprise drawing on its varied resources the company yesterday set to work opening the track at roaring Creek conducting operations on a very Large scale. Mome fifty men were at work All Day yesterday and during last Uig it. The track for at least three Miles is still under a couple of feet of water and obstructed for the entire distance by a conglomeration of ice cakes rocks stumps and Railroad ties All Frozen in one solid mass. An attempt is being made to break up the mass of debris by using dynamite. To Aid in the work of Clearing the track one of the Large Snow plows was brought up from Sudbury last evening. This is a Mas Sive piece of mechanism some fourteen feet High propelled along in front of the locomotive imparting to the entire outfit the appearance of a Battle ship. The Snow plough i was taken to Roar ice Creek purely Asan Experiment and whether it would prove efficacious or not in removing ice cakes and the other heavy obstructions from the track was matter concerning which there was a difference of opinion. Alt of the fifty men employed in Clearing the track Are provided wit i gum boots flip High. These Are essential As the workmen every moment of their time Are in water scarcely anywhere less than two feet deep while a single misstep often is Likely to plunge them into water up to their Arm pits. A pretty fair Start was made yesterday and tie intention of the Railroad company is to push the work along without Auy interruption to the end that when the water has fallen sufficiently to leave the Road bed dry the track will be Clear. In order that to time might be lost supper for the fifty men employed was brought up to South Dauville on the 5 50 passenger train last evening. This was taken up to where the men Are employed by the work train. The men partook of their supper which was a substantial meal in picnic style alter which they resumed work. The Light of the Crescent Moon being considered hardly sufficient for the workmen a barrel of Oil and a couple of Large lamps were brought up of the same train which brought their supper. Their Diamond wedding. To or. And mrs. Daniel Fisher of Lime Stoneville Montour county who were married sixty years ago 011 saturday january 23, 1814, Providence has vouchsafed an unusual Blessing. Ten years ago or. And mrs. Fisher celebrated their Golden wedding. On saturday in addition to a Large number of neighbors and friends their children were All with them. Of duty commissioner William Fisher of Columbia county Aud mrs. Fisher mrs. Cit Arles Shuman of Catawissa Aud mrs. W. H. Lime Stoneville. An elegant supper was served Aud the evening was mostes Joy ably spent. The pottsgrove band was present Aud helped enliven the occasion with splendid music. There were present in addition to the above or. And mrs. Otto slum a of Montgomery or. Aud mrs. Francis Clemens of Berwick or. And mrs. John . Ami mrs. Ambrose Miller or. Aud mrs. Willard Betz or. Aud mrs. E. J. Stamm or. And mrs. Will Hartman or. And mrs. Cit Arles Waltr or Aud mrs. Will Boyer or. And mrs. Challes Gibson or. Aud mrs. Adam Philips or. Aud mrs. George Van Nostrand or. Aud mrs. Charles Hartman or. And mrs. E. J. Balliet and two sons mrs. Kate Lowry mrs. . W. . Mary Hollenback. Messes. E. N. Balliet James Shell w. E. Geiger misses Anna and Alice Gauger Callie Gibson Emma Hollerback Stella Hart Man Mabel Geiger. Sara Balliet Catherine Balliet Wilda Vau nos tratto Aud or. Ralph Hartman of Lime Stoneville or. Aud mrs. E. M. Hauty of pottsgrove or. George Turbotville miss Stella Clemens of Berwick miss Sarault Geiger Northumberland. Water receding from cellars. By yesterday the water had pretty generally receded front the cellars in tie second Ward which were hooded 1 during the High water of sunday. In j a few instances it was necessary to i use a pump or to carry the water out he buckets hut As a general thing the water filtered out through the ground the same Way that it came in. May of the dwellings were rendered wet Aud uncomfortable and where the Coal Aud family stores were kept in the cellars much inconvenience was entailed upon tie families. The flooded Section included the lower end of Foust Street. Cooper Street Between Nassau Aud Mowery streets anti East Market Street nearly As far West As honeymoon. On East Market at the intersection of Mowrey Street the water stood sixteen inches deep. The cellars on Ewelt site were full of water. Before the Hood receded colder wee ther ensued Aud during sunday night Aud monday what water remained was Frozen into a solid Sheet covering alike the streets and sidewalks it conditions in that part of the Borough Are wholly disagreeable hut the residents there Are so thankful it having escaped the worst ravages of the Hood that one hears hut Little complaint about a lat they Are really called upon to endure

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