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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - June 26, 1902, Danville, PennsylvaniaA hone paper a for the Home t he circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscriptions per year do. Sikying 11. Jennings Dix list. Ojfic1�?~ i hours 9 a. M. To 1 2 it. I0� Mill St 1 i. M to i l. M Danville it. A sell la. Al. I it. 4t6 . St., Danvi Iak a a a diseases of the stomach Anil intestines ii a jump ill Ltd i k. In. H. Astick dentist or kick is m . . Nelll extruded Waltl mint i urn. Crown Mill Bridge work n specially. Killop it re Ullh Iii in lest Hinl most improved instruments mid prepared to dec Lethe most lit la ult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds. office opposite Boston store Danville a dentistry in All its branches. Charlies moderate Anil All work guaranteed. Established 1892condensed news. Five More clays of Jaue. The roses Are almost Over. During the period St. Peters Church of South Danville is undergoing improvements there will be open air services sundays on the Beautiful Lawn adjoining the Church. Allow the air to circulate freely through your House. Flower cultivation adds much to the attractions of Home. Mrs. Fred Sweitzer was tendered a Surprise party by a number of friends at her Home on Mill Street thursday evening. An elegant supper was served. Mrs. Sweitzer was the recipient of a number of handsome gifts. The repairs Oil the trestle connecting the d. L. Amp w. Track with the state Hospital Are completed the wrestling has Heen raised twelve inches. Flower thieves Are numerous in Danville. W. E. Lunger has had a new awning erected at his shoe store on Mill Street. The june Bride crop is on the Wane. The weeds Are growing faster than the plants. These rare Days in june Are the kind that the poets write about. Nobody need be Idle in Danville at present. No matter what your vocation employment can be secured. Even the habitual Loafer has lieu induced to go to work. The grass plots Are much improved by the late Rains. Bert k. Bain Fie id of the shovel works has moved from the Gross Block into the Brick House at the Corner of Church Street and d. L. It amp w. Avenue formerly occupied by John l. Evans. William Hart mail superintendent of the silk Mill will move his family from Parsons to the Gross Block this City on july 1st. Or. Hartman was formerly superintendent of a silk Mill at Parsons. Gentle Spring w ill not linger much longer. This is the time of the year when those at Home sigh to get away and those away sigh to get Home. The change of the time of holding St. Paul a Sukdav school to 11 45 a. Unjust after the morning service has proven very successful As the attendance is very Good. It seems that cupid has been Busy with the teachers of Danville this Spring. Two of the St Ruer sex have succumbed to and will take unto themselves wives very soon. The inauguration of summer with Frost in the air is out of the Ordinary. Prepare to decorate your Homes for the great fourth of july Celebration the picnic season has been a failure so far. The rain last night gave the streets and gutters a thorough hushing. These Are Busy Days when the Thrifty House wife stores away her first consignment of preserves. Edward Wetzel has been elected As a Delegate to represent Washington Camp no. 804, p o. S. Of a., at the state convention of the order which meets at Williamsport in August while this Section has i Wen visited and refreshed during the past week by copious showers the weather has been so Cool that vegetation is retarded almost As much by the Cudd As by the drouth. Is there anything in june weather to incite matrimonial ventures there seems to have been a Large number of blushing june brides. The month of december is proverbially one in which a Hymen Al Boom takes place hut ill Danville the month of roses Lias been prolific of marriages. The City should be cleaned up before the fourth of july. Not a moment should he lost in attending to this work. On that Day an unprecedented crowd of visitors will he in Danville. Unseasonably Low temperature has a bad effect on the crops. Tin Bald top sunday school will hold a festival at the school House on saturday evening june �?~�8th. Quot Indara a j is a Quot this coi try will no by anti Kelly Fruh until it supplies All of its own demands with its own Danville pa., till 1isday Jine 20. 1902. Vol. 47--no 20. Established in 1855 Council held a regular meeting Friday night and As was expected some developments came to Light ill the fight against the pollution of blizzards run. The matter of sewerage however came very near being crowded out of the proceedings. Or. Dougherty moved that Council adjourn hut before the question was put or. Patton urged that before leaving some consideration should 1 0 Given to the question of sewerage explaining that it was a time when All eyes were upon Council and that it could not afford to Dodge the responsibility. This elicited an explanation from president Vastine to the effect that Borough solicitor e. S. Gearhart had come to an understanding with the p. L. Brewing company which has agreed henceforth to take care of its sewage that the Borough has the Assurance of this from both the president of the company and its attorney. W. Kase West esq.,appeared before Council to ask that the Borough water system he extended to the presbyterian or a a Fairview cemetery East of the Borough. He had no doubt but that water would also be wanted in the episcopal and lutheran cemeteries and that in All three sufficient water takers w ill be found to the expense of making the Extension. On motion the matter was referred to the water commissioners. Or. Gibson called councils attention to the fact that the Crossings of the p. Amp r., railway in the Vicinity of Walnut Street Are frequently so blocked by cars As to seriously impede travel. Men going to work Are delayed while school children Are tempted to take fearful risks about the cars. On motion of or. Davis the clerk was instructed to write the p. K., officials with a View to hurrying up action Oil the undergrad crossing which the company has agreed to construct at that Point. Oil motion of or. Montgomery f. J. Derr was granted a permit for the erection of a Frame building on the rear of his lot East Market Street. On motion of or. Brandt Council along with the police Force decided to accept the invitation from the citizens committee to participate in the fourth of july Parade. Puddling $4.50 per Tou. An Advance of wages will go into effect at the Reading Iron works on july 14. The Price of puddling now $4.25 per ton will in raised to $1.50 per ton the very highest Price paid in recent years. There will also lie a readjustment of wages in other departments of the works. The Reading Iron company have their Hunters at the Plant Here Well filled with Coal and the works Oil the whole Are in a position to make full time. This fact As Well As the Advance just granted gives the seven Hundred employees fresh encouragement indicating a prosperous season ahead. Pheasants turned Loose. Six Magnolia pheasants four hens and two roosters reared on Blue Springs farm near Washingtonville were Given their Freedom by w. H. Delong yesterday. The pheasants were hatched by bantams from eggs Laid by two pheasant hens which with a rooster live on the Delong farm in a sem Domestic state. The Birds when turned Loose hardly knew what to make of their Freedom. They hid in the Hughes about the farm for half a Day after which they took to the Woods. Little child a bad injury. A two year old child of Curtis g. Marks 208 West Mahoning Street while playing on a bed last evening fell to the floor striking its head on a howl which broke under its weight the Sharp fragments cutting the face of the Little one in a shocking manner. Besides two Large gashes on the forehead the child sustained a had Cut on the Chin and another at the Angle of the Mouth. Drs. Newbaker and Curry who responded to a Call found it necessary to insert some i. To stitches. Mechanics picnic at Skan Okin. The o. U. A. M. Of the Susquehanna District w ill picnic at Edge Wood Park Shainkin on july 1. This District includes the councils of Montour Columbia and Northumberland counties. Montour Council no. 107, of this City will attend the picnic. Washingtonville won close game. The base Hall Gamo a Washington Ville saturday afternoon was very close and was won by Washington Ville the score being 5 to j. The opposing team was from new Columbia and up to the seventh inning the score was i 0 in favor of Washingtonville. They Are in demand. As a fourth of july attraction the a old timers Are in great demand. They Are wanted at Williamsport Wilkes Barre and several other places. But they will he Loyal to Danville on that great Day and will play a Home game for the big crowd that will inhere at the Celebration. The Danville lodges of Odd Fellows intend holding their annual picnic at Dewitt spark in the latter part of july and a general committee was formed tuesday eve to arrange for the event. These outings always attract Large crowds and arc for the Odd Fellows and their friends. The Brethren of the three links Are most hospitable always making these affairs very enjoyable. Nothing will be left undone to make the picnic of this year a big Success. The general committee has determined to work earnestly to bring about such a result and will have the Hearty co operation of All Odd Fellows. It is impossible to give the exact Date for the picnic now As the hooking must in arranged. Another meeting will be held Friday evening at which further Steps will be taken in the appointing of sub committees and the preparation of the picnic program. Frank l. Miles is the chairman of the general committee with R. Richardson As Secretary Aud Harry Seidel As treasurer. The following Are the members from the different lodges Danville Lodge no. 780�?Charles Gerst R. Richardson William James. Myrtle Lodge no. 858�?frank l. Miles Harry Seidel Miles Smith j. T. Fisher John Foust. Montour Lodge no. 109�? Harry Shultz Oscar Shultz William Pault William Christian William Farley. Calumet Lodge no. 279�?i. R. Williams Samuel Morrall b. B. Brown Joburn w. H. Kemp. Olay for vitrified Brick. A Large treat of Clay land North of the old fair ground has been purchased by several persons in this City with the intention of developing it for the manufacture of vitrified Brick for Street paving Aud other uses. The increase in this material has made the it Mand one of to holiest in the commercial markets and Means that this tract will add materially to the Industrial Progress of Danville. Chemists have made reports on the properties of the Clay and say it will make the Best Quality of vitrified Brick. A few Brick have been burned and show up excellently. The promoters of this prospective new Industry feel greatly encouraged and All reports seem to confirm the value of the Deposit. A prominent Pennsylvania Brick firm has become interested and is making experiments with the material. Other specimens have been sent As far As Kansas City and Are being submitted there to a most careful analysis and other tests. It will Only be a Short time before the result of these tests will be made known and then Steps will be taken towards the formation of a company and the erection of a Plant for the manufacture of the Brick. The time May 1h close at hand w Hen the streets of Danville will be paved with the Best of Danville vitrified Brick. New Telephone directory the United Telephone Telegraph company has just issued a new directory of its subscribers in this District. No. 4, which includes Montour Columbia Northumberland Union Snyder Perry and Mifflin counties. The directory is arranged so that each town has a marginal Index making it easy to find a name. There Are 218 United subscribers in Danville 15 in South Danville 8 in Walliin Gronville 7 in Mausdale and 1 in Grovania. Contest at the Normal school. A contest in recitations took place Friday evening at tin Bloomsburg state Normal school. The first prize was awarded to miss Pearl Crossley of this county. Miss Fletcher Aud miss Carrie Muth won the second Ami third prizes. The judges were u. L. Gordy superintendent of the Danville schools c. H. Winder of Berwick and miss Supplee of Philadelphia. Galled to his father s bedside. A. M. Campbell of Syracuse n. Y., arrived in this City last night in response to news of the critical illness of his father Duncan Campbell who resides net Kline Grove. A. M. Campbell w Isa brother of James Campbell of i. The Danville and of j. A. Campbell c. Kline Grove was a former resident f this City. Great doings in bus lines. The bus driven by Richard Lull Licu and owned by the Mccormick line is a being repainted. The work is being i done by Chris Hershey. Daniel Shultz has sold one of his busses to the proprietor of the Susquehanna House Catawissa and has purchased a Hack from w. L. Gouger which was formerly owned by Raymond Kielor. Pattison for governor. Robert f. Pattison was nominated for governor on the first ballot at the democratic state convention held at Erie yesterday. George i. Guthrie of Allegheny was nominated for Liei Iten ant governor and Neman of Berks county for Secretary of internal affairs. Pk1ki1m attended a picnic John c. Moyer Harvey Dietrick Jesse Wyant and Carl Litz attended a Sun Bury picnic at Johnson a run 1 near Northumberland yesterday. This is an annual affair and tin Dan j Ville people were specially invited j guests. I death of an infant. Herbert Isaiah Mader aged eight Mouths son of Harry Mailer died yesterday morning at the Home of his parents Nassau Street after a Brief 1 illness. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o clock. In j torment in the presbyterian cemetery Martin Mackert of Sunbury spent sunday with his parents or. Aud mrs. William Mackert Farmers hotel. Robert Mapstone of Milton spent sunday with his family in South Danville. Frank Jameson of Plymouth Swient sunday in this City at the Home of ii is Mother mrs. Samantha Jameson West Mahoning Street. Armand Wyle of new York spent sunday with his parents or. And mrs. Augustus Wyle Cross keys place. Miss Maine Hoffman of Northumberland spent sunday at the Home of her Grandfather Theodore Hoffman sr., lower Mulberry Street. Miss Grace Forbes of Milton spent sunday with friends in this City. Or. And mrs. Harry Freese Walnut Street spent sunday with friends in Rush it. Miss Relia Adams East front Street spent sunday in Sunbury miss Maggie Evans of Williamsport spent sunday with her parents in this City. Mrs. John Kreiger and daughter Mary sign edit sunday with friends in Catawissa. Or. Aud mrs. John Limberger of Sunbury spent sunday in this City As guests of the former a father Charles Limberger West Mahoning Street. James h. Thompson of St. A Lair is visiting his Grandfather a. J. Hiatt Bloom Street. Mrs. Susie Magill of new York is visiting at the Home of Andrew Magill Ash Street. Col a. 1. Seely of Berwick was a visitor in this City sunday. Or. And mrs. John g. Waite spent sunday with relatives in Milton. Mrs. Lewis Steinbrenner of Troy n. Y., is visiting at tie Home of mrs. Anna Steinbrenner front Street. Miss Evelyn Rosenthal of Baltimore m<1., is visiting mrs. Eli Rosenthal water Street. Frank Hartzell of Milton has returned Home after a visit with or. And mrs. Charles Hershey ferry Street. Miss Elizabeth Moyer of Plymouth is visiting at. The Home of a. .1. Tivas Northumberland Street. Miss Gordon of port Clinton and miss male Al Yeager of Milton have returned Home after spending several Days with miss May Moyer West Mahoning Street. Mrs f i. Jones of Blossburg. Tioga county arrived in this City yesterday for a visit at the residence of James Kelso Ash Street. Station agent William Black returned yesterday from a business trip to Scranton. Mrs. P. W. Lease of Shainkin dam returned Home yesterday after a visit with miss Laura Lesiger Pine Street. Mrs. Howard Armstrong of it. Carmel returned Home yesterday morning after a visit with friends in this City. Miss Edith Diseroad of Bloomsburg returned Home yesterday after a visit with or. And mrs. Cashier Diseroad grand Street. Mrs. G. A. Sanford Cedar Street left yesterday for a visit with friends in Scranton. Miss Rose Sondheim of Mauch chunk left yesterday for Dubois after a Short visit with miss Gertrude Goldsmith lower Mulberry Street. Mrs. W. J. Leister and daughters Marion Aud Margaret left yesterday for a visit with relatives in Shainkin and Ashland. Mrs. Paul a. Groff spent yesterday with friends in a unhurt. Mrs. S. Fry Bloom Street was a Sunbury visitor yesterday. Miss Martha Hill of Sunbury was a visitor in this City yesterday. Miss Kate Shepperson East front Street attended the Bloomsburg Normal alumni banquet yesterday. Miss Winifred Evans East front Street attended the Bloomsburg Normal alumni banquet yesterday. John h. Goeser returned yesterday morning from a visit to Pottsville. Or. Aud mrs. A liar Les Seely of Sha Ryokin spent yesterday at the Home of Samuel arms front and water treet. Mrs. Samuel Workley of Ashland returned Home yesterday morning after a Short visit in this City. Miss Lou Well i ver Mill Street left yesterday morning for a visit with friends in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Miss Margaret Rote returned to her Home in Harrisburg yesterday after a visit with friends in this City. Mrs. Alex. M. Diehl lower Mulberry Street left yesterday morning for a visit in Philadelphia. Miss Helen Kramer East. Front Street left yesterday morning for a visit in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Mrs. Edward w. Peters lower Mulberry Street left yesterday morning for a visit in Philadelphia. Mrs. Willis Lunger Aud children of pottsgrove returned Home yesterday after a visit in this City. W. L. Sidler and Sou Frank were Milton visitors last evening. Mrs. J. P. Mccloughan of Scranton spent several hours in this City yesterday. Miss in Aura Fry Ash Street returned yesterday afternoon from a visit in Bloomsburg. Miss Ella Divel and Niece miss Margaret Sidler left yesterday for a weeks visit with friends in Buffalo Valley. Robert m. Simmers special agent of the department of agriculture commonly alluded to in the newspapers As a pure food agent arrived in this City yesterday afternoon with the official analysis of one of the several samples of milk collected during his visit to this City several weeks ago. William e. Diehl of Mahoning township was mule Ted in Fine and costs amounting to $05.28 on the strength of the official analysis which showed that tin Cream he vended was 50 Perez a it water and the milk to per cent water and that the Cream in addition i was thickened Aud coloured artificially 1 to resemble the pure article. When 1 brought before Justice Bare or. Diehl explained that he had let Een in the habit of purchasing milk from other parties. As for himself he denied All knowledge of any adulteration. A representative of the american had an interview with or. Simmers yesterday in which it was Learned that not Only have some citizens been buying water at the Price of milk and Cream per quart but also Poison in the form of formaldehyde whether sold As such or under the name of one of its several substitutes. Or. Simmers says that throughout his entire District he finds the same state of affairs. The adulteration of milk is carried on to a deplorable extent. A dealer tripped up by the officer pays his Fine and frequently Falls Hack into his illegal practice and meets with arrest. The second time. During the special officers visit at Sunbury yesterday morning three milk dealers were arrested and mulched in a Fine of $80 each. As is natural the pure food Man is kept Busy retracing his Steps backward and Forward Over the several counties which constitute his District. To makes a preliminary analysis in every instance where lie takes a Sample and if the milk does not show up us pure he forwards tin Sample to Harrisburg where it undergoes an official analysis which is made the basis of prosecution. His plan is to halt a milk Wagon on the Street and Endeavor to Purchase a Small Quantity of milk should he he refused As he sometimes is. He merely asserts his authority and seizes enough for a Sample lie labels the Quantity taken and numbers it in its order. The number is then Given to the dealer. When the latter hit r is confronted with the official analysis lie finds that it hears the number Given his Sample and he i has no grounds for suspecting a mistake. Or. Simmers says he came to this City in response Toa letter sent by one of our citizens to the department of agriculture calling attention to the adulteration of milk. In two instances the preliminary analysis revealed the presence of formaldehyde in one of its forms in the milk the official analysis of these however has not As yet been placed in the officers bands. Two drops of formaldehyde whether As such or under the name of a pre serval new a Salu Tiue or a a anti Zymet placed in eight ounces of milk will keep it Sweet for eight Days which explains Why the stuff is so much in demand among unscrupulous dairymen. Old milk can be mixed with new and carted around indefinitely. Formaldehyde is used by undertakers in embalming dead bodies. Its effect on the stomach when taken in milk is to Stop the action of the gastric juice on the food. Where milk is taken habitually As in the Case of infants it is very injurious. In Sunbury or. Simmers says the death of an infant is traced to the use of embalmed milk. Another child nearly dead was saved by changing milkmen while out of a litter of nipples fed Oil preserved milk eight died before the cause of t air decline was at noon today professor j. J. Carey principal of the Danville High school and miss Arabella Reed were married at the Home of the Bride in pottsgrove. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. M. Stock pastor of the pottsgrove lutheran Church there was no attendants hut miss s. Gertrude Reed sister of the Bride was the Flower girl. The Bride is a daughter of j. G. Reed and is very popular in pottsgrove. The Groom has made Many friends since coming to Danville and has been doing Good work at the head of the High school of this City. After a wedding tour or. Aud mrs. Carey will Lake up their residence in Danville. Miss Lla Weaver laughter of John h. Weaver became the Bride of Gid on Jack on Cunningham last evening. I the wedding which took place at eight of clock in Trinity m. E. Church was very largely attended by the Many friends of the Happy couple. The up a tial knot was tied by Rev. N. E. Cleaver pastor of the Church. The Matron of Honor was mrs. George m. Rossina and the were miss Laura Gaski. Of Philadelphia and miss Mann Kear of this City. Miss Muffie Scott of Milton was the Flower girl. The Groom was attended by staff Captain Ivings of Buffalo n. Walter Lovett John Henning George Lunger and Ben l. Bloom were the Ushers. The Bride and bridesmaids were gowned in Paris Muslin trimmed with Valenciennes lace. The Matron of Honor wore a dress of Pink silk mull and the Flower girl was attired in Dainty White. The Bride carried a bouquet of Maidenhair Fern and the bridesmaids and Matron of Honor carried Pink Aud White carnations. The ceremony was followed by a reception to the bridal party at the Bride s Home on upper Mulberry Street. The Groom was formerly located in this City but is now a resident of Amsterdam n. Y.,where or. And mrs. Cunningham will make their Home. They were the recipients of Many handsome presents the gifts of Cut Glass being especially Fine. Ministers meeting. A meeting of the ministerial association of Danville was held monday in the y. M. C. A. Building. Rev. George e. Limbert pastor of the reformed Church was chosen to deliver a memorial address on behalf of the association As a tribute to Rev. Or. pastor of the Grove presbyterian Church. The memorial service is to to held Friday evening in the Grove Church. The association re organized by electing Rev. Or. M. L. Shoudel of the Pine Street lutheran Church president and Rev. R. J. Allen of the South Danville m. E. Church Secretary. A picnic will soon be held by the association and Rev. H. C. Harman of St Paul a m. E. Church was appointed a committee to arrange for the picnic. Other personals on fourth Page. Stevens Ami Norton released. Frank Stevens and Edward Norton who were arrested Friday evening on suspicion of having broken into the five houses on East front and Railroad streets were released saturday As there was not sufficient evidence to warrant giving them a hearing. The Basket pie plate knife and other things in their Possession worn shown to the people who had been robbed but none could identify the stuff. There was nothing left for the police to do but allow the prisoners to go. They were glad to get out and lost no time in getting out of Danville. Thomas t. Young passes away. Thomas t. Young a highly esteemed citizen Well known throughout the county died at his Home in this City saturday last at 2 80 p. M. He had been suffering from lung trouble for several years past and since last fall was confined to the House. The deceased was born near Bristol England sixty three years ago emigrating to this country when seventeen years of age. He is survived by a wife and two daughters Mary Louisa and Viola the latter a member of the local corps of Public school teachers. Only two prisoners in jail. Montour county has hut two prisoners in jail Joseph Gulisek who is doing time and Joseph Gross who is held in Durance pending a decision in the Case of neglect and non support in which he figured at the last term of court. Time naturally drags at fort Breck Bill and the two lonely prisoners would gladly Welcome a new Comer now Aud then. But the population of Little Montour is peaceable and Law abiding to a degree and few of our citizens get into jail. Time has been when the county Bastile was without a single prisoner. Purchased Frazier a hotel. George w. Peifer has purchased the hotel until recently conducted by the late James o. Frazier North Mill Street. The hostelry will be in charge of or. Peifer a Sou Clarence who at present occupies his fathers farm in Cooper township. Clarence will take charge As soon As a Transfer of License can been effected addition to the silk Mill plans Are now being drawn for the addition to tin silk Mill and As soon As possible work will be started on its construction. The foundations of the Confer House have to be torn Down to make was for the heavier ones needed for the addition. When the work is completed it will add considerably to the capacity of the Mill. Concert by the baud. A Lino concert was Given by Stoesz baud saturday evening under the direction of j. T. Oberdorf. This hand is one of the Best in this Section of the state and the people of Danville Are justly proud of it. The concert was greatly enjoyed and the music was excellently rendered. Will locate in Pittsburg. Riant Sowers who has been the manager of d. J. Mccormick amp company a store will go to Pittsburg on july 2 to take a position. He is a popular Young Man and will take with him the Best wishes of Many friends for a successful career in the City of smoke steel and millions. Frehafer Lurley. Susan m. Hurley and William fre Hafer both of this City were United in Wedlock Oil saturday last. The nuptial knot was tied by Justice of Tho peace William v. Oglesby at his office Mill Street at 10 a. improving his residence. William m. Mcd Deus of no. Ii West Mahoning Street is having his Home re papered and painted the front of the store of p. To. Murray and Sou Mill Street is being re painted. Charles West is doing tin i work. It is not necessary at this time to expatriate upon the patriotism of nor the honors won by the soldiers who went out from Montour county to the several wars which have occurred during the history of tire Union. The generous response made by our Little county to every Call to arms and especially during the civil War Are matters of record. Our soldiers were in the Brunt of Many a hard fought Battle and acquitted themselves As becomes the True and the Brave. They died some fighting others of disease engendered by pestilential Camp or prison pen. The question arises in every heart a shall they be forgotten a instinctively comes the answer a no a thus for Many years past the project of a soldiers Monument has been kept in up to the present poly nothing Lias been accomplish d. Some three years ago a Moquim it was agitated with considerable Promise of Success. Committees were appointed and plans formulated for the raising of Money. Owing to some cause however which remains to to explained a canvass was never begun. A great Deal of discouragement is voiced from time to time by those who have the project at heart at the seeming Lack of interest manifested. They Are Loath however to see the soldiers Monument abandoned Aud Hope yet to see it an accomplished fact. Trio matter is receiving a Good Deal of attention at present Aud the indication is that something May be done before Long that will bring tangible results. Several inquiries have come to the american of late Relativo to the act of 1895 authorizing the county commissioners to erect a soldiers Monument at the county seat in memory of those who fell in the civil War. It is indeed a question whether our Community could Ever be brought to Avail itself of the provision of this act. To do so would be to show a Lack of Public spirit and of Enterprise not at All consistent with the excellent War record of our Little county and its Progress along other lines. We incline to the belief that All that is needed is for the right persons at the right time to take hold of the project Aud that the response from the people at Large will be All that is needed to bring Success to the undertaking. We however print the act in question. It is As follows an act authorizing the county commissioners of the several counties of this Commonwealth to erect or Complete and maintain a suitable Monument at the county seat of each county in memory of the soldiers and sailors of the late War. Section 1. Be it enacted &c., that upon the petition of at least fifty of the citizens to the court of Quarter sessions of Auy to duty in this Commonwealth for the erection or completion of a Monument in memory of the soldiers and sailors of the late War it shall be the duty of said court to Lay said petition before the grand jury and if approved by two successive grand juries Aud said court tie county commissioners shall be authorized to erect or Complete any Monument now partly erected but not completed and maintain at the county seat a suitable Monument in memory of the soldiers Aud sailors of the late War of the rebellion from said county. Approved the 22nd Day of Mav a. D. 1895. Daniel h. Hastings. 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 desc option pcs get our prices before you place your orders. Director Milton will bring a Banda Milton fire company held a festival last week to raise Money to the expenses of bringing a band to Danville on july fourth. The people of Mil Tou patronized the affair so liberally that the fire laddies cleared almost a Hundred dollars. The state of the weather. Fifty degrees at 5 80 of clock yesterday morning was the record of the Montour House thermometers. This is two degrees higher Miau for monday Aud tuesday mornings. The state of the weather remains about the same the Uig lits being very Cool Aud midday fairly warm. A Fine Monument. T. L. Evans sons have completed a very Fine piece of cemetery work for h. S. Robbins the Well known Coal operator of it. Carmel. The Monument is in the form of a Granite sarcophagus six feet by four at the base Aud seven feet High. Will build new shed. A. C. Amesbury tie Coal dealer will build a new shed in Bis Yard to replace tie one which collapsed a few weeks ago. The Structure will be 100 by 10 feet. Or. Winesbury has take advantage of the Coal strike and the consequent Lack of Stock to have his Yard filled up about five feet. Houses look very handsome. The two houses owned by George Edmondson at no. 704 Aud too East Market Street Are being painted and a Fine porch has been built in front. The improvement makes the houses look very handsome. All roads Lead to Danville. The Bloomsburg daily says that the Bloomsburg band will accompany the Friendship fire company of that City to Danville on the great and glorious fourth. The Bloomsburg friendships will be entertained by the Danville friendships while Here. Harry Redding was chosen As a member of the school Board monday eve to fill the place of David e. Haring of the second Ward who was elected at the Spring election but who having removed out of town was unable to fill the position. The Secretary reported that pursuant to action of tie Board he had written to or. Haring at Waynesboro va., inquiring of him whether or not he intended to assume the office Aud apprising him of the Law bearing on the subject. Or. Haring a reply was read in which he stated that if the school Board deemed it Best for him to step out lie would do so without delay and he therefore tendered his resignation recommending Harry Redding As his successor. On motion or. Haring a resignation was accepted. On motion of or. Black or Haring a seat was declared vacant. Or. Keefer nominated Harry Redding to be a school director from the second Ward. A vote was taken which resulted in or. Reddings election the eleven members present voting for him As follows Barber Orth Green Burger Fischer Werk Heiser Curry Byerly Harpel Black and Keefer. Or. Redding was then introduced. Tie oath of office was administered by notary Public a. H. Grone after which the now director took his seat with tie Board. Or. Barber of the High school committee reported that All the Bills incurred by commencement had been paid out of proceeds of Tho entertainment with the exception of a balance of 20.78 on a Bill due for the opera House and for printing. On motion an order was drawn in payment of Aid balance. On motion of or. Harpel the revised course of study submitted to the Board during tie last school year was adopted for the High school. On motion of or. Green Ralph Kisner esq., was elected As attorney for tie school Board at a salary of 50 per annul. The Flat school Lionso leased by Thomas West was reported As in a bad state of dilapidation the windows broken out and fences torn Down. Under the terms the Lessee it seems is obliged to keep the premises in repair. On motion of or. Fisher the Secretary was instructed to notify or. West of the bad condition things Are in about the building and of Bis duty in the premises. The committee on. Teachers and certificates presented its report bearing on the annual election of teachers which will take place on the 30th,inst. Embodying Points on which the Board seemed at variance. A Long and somewhat heated discussion ensued but the interchange of thought had the effect of bringing the members together so that whatever Tho election of teachers May bring Forth will result As the unanimous action of the Board. Tie following Bills were approved for payment Williem miller.1 25 Charles Mottern. 1.50 Walter o. Green. 8.25 h. R. Moore. 8.65 Calvin Eggert. 7.50 Penna. School journal. 4.85 d. R. Eckman. 8.07 w. E. Young. #.75 Ezra haas.50 Joseph Recliner. 8.25 Ralph kisner.25.00 child injured. Gussie Gaskins aged seven years daughter of Walter Gaskins was injured in a Peculiar manner Friday evening and May Loso the sight of her left Eye. She was picking at a knot in a shoestring with a Silver Fork when the Fork slipped and ran across the Eye Ball. The wound immediately became inflamed and has caused tie Little girl much pain. It is thought that the sight May to saved but until the inflammation is subdued it is impossible to Tell just How badly the Eye is injured. New resort at Moosic Lake. A special from Scranton says that i. X. Grier esq., of this City has conveyed several Hundred acres adjacent to Moosic Lake Aud the Lake proper to general manager Stillman Timothy Burke Aud John Burke of the Scranton railway company. Ten Miles of electric Road is to be built to the Lake and it is to be opened As a pleasure resort for the people of the Lackawanna Valley. Work is to be commenced at once. Drivers discharged. The miners strike is very seriously affecting the business of the polish lithuanian brewing company of this City. On saturday last in order to curtail its expenses the company was obliged to discharge two Drivers in Wilkes Barre. Three horses thrown out of service were brought to the stables in this Eirv. Getting ready for lamp. The members of company of twelfth regiment Are being Given their equipage Haversack Blanket canteen Duck uniform etc., for the Gettysburg lamp. Charles Rosencrans has enlisted in the company. Preparing for labor Day. Tie red men of Danville Are already preparing for a big Outing on labor Day at Hunter s Park. Tribes from All tie adjacent cities will be invited to participate in the big affair
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