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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - March 8, 1906, Danville, PennsylvaniaHone paper a for tie hone the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american subscription $1 per year this coi try will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demand with its own Danville. Ia., thursday March 8,1900. V of. Re ii no 10 established 1x185.�?o� or. Irving 11. Jen Kings Okyi 1st. Office hours j a. M to 12 m �04 Gilill St. I t. M. To 4 p. M Vanville. A. Was it a scalped i e8 425 Mill St., Danville. A. Did eares of the stomach and intestines specially. I r. C. H. Rev Nul of a dentists 288 Mill St. Danville. Pm dentistry h a to Iran Cueff. Charge moderate id .11 work a Gunni i condensed news. Water from a Artesian Well at of tend which has been wasted for 50years Lias now been discovered to possess medicinal qualities similar to the Waters of Vichy. Japanese proprietors of three Large to Ern Aji Arment houses for orientals in san Francisco have decreed that no children shall Lee allowed within their Walls. Frederick Viii. The new King of Denmark is said to he in the habit of inviting editors of leading political organs to attend at the Castle to discuss the different it political issues of the Day. Inen in each county to represent and advertise hardware department put out samples of our goods Etc. Travelling position or office manager. Salary $90.00 per month Cash weekly with All expenses paid in Advance. We furnish everything. The Columbia House Chicago 111. Dept. 010, 234 5th ave. The a. C. Amp f. Plant at Berwick built 1350 ears in february. This exceeds by 235 the largest previous monthly record. Conductors of Reading trains that Block Street Crossings at South Bethlehem Are promptly arrested and the first one got off with a $5 line and the costs. George b. Jacobs is Able to be upon the streets after a five weeks illness. Mud has been substituted for the Frozen ruts on the country roads. President Roosevelt a favor it break fast is Corn Pone with new it Orleans molasses Bacon watercress and a big baked potato. He likes Beans if they Are served the Boston Way a habit which survives his old Harvard Days. No matter How they May differ with regard to All other questions in the Orient the Powers Are practically a unit now in wishing that China May not Wake up too much. Shadrach Bray is dead at his Home of Sand Mountain Ala. He is believed to have been the last survivor of the Seminole War of 1836. , honest Young Man from Danville to prepare for paying position in government mail service. Box one. Cedar rapids Iowa. The fir to trolley car was run Over the new Sunbury Northumberland River Bridge of sunday. One Consolation of this Spring is the fact that no one need worry about the danger of ice Gorges. Indeed a ice Gorge would be a Novelty just now. The Arbor Day proclamation deserves the sincere consideration of every thinking person. Farmers Are no longer apprehensive that the fruit crop will be damaged by the Peculiar weather of this Winter the Pennsylvania railroads report shows that its net income last year was $38,000,000. It is going to in difficult for politicians to understand Why a Road so prosperous will not invite its friends to an occasional free ride. A chinese a taper says a the Standard Oil company is trying to get closer to the it has Long been within touching distance. What More does it want heavy weight prize fighters Are becoming As scarce As heavy weight poli tic in us. The Bull terrier which distinguished himself Lay holding up a supposed burglar in the dwelling of Franklin Boyer. Honeymoon Street came to an ignoble death by hanging tuesday night just one week after the exciting event. It is a curious episode. Never before Perli aps was there a dog that performed a feat that was so widely exploited in the newspapers that figured in such absurd Aud Gross exaggeration. The newspapers for a thousand Miles or Inore told How tie dog had mauled tie Tram a How he had chewed him sat upon him and delivered him Over to the officers. The dogs name was Prince. He was a year and a half old Aud weighed about sixty pounds. He was a Good watch dog yet withal kind Aud gentle and fond of children. He did his duty As he understood it Aud kept the even Tenor of his Way without attracting notice until the last week of his life which was crowded with events. Apropos of the foolish stories recited in the newspapers or. Boyer yesterday described the part the dog really performed in the capture of the demented swede who sought shelter in the Boyer Home. As soon As the family became convinced that some one was in the parlor they opened the door and turned the watch dog inside. That the dog did his duty there is no doubt but there was nothing to show that he bit the Man or even took hold of him. When the officers entered the swede was entrenched behind the sofa and the dog was in front Barking vigorously Aud keeping the fellow cornered. Prince like All valuable and Well cared for dogs wore a Collar Aud this Mark of care and appreciation it is sad to relate was the unconscious cause of his death. Yesterday morning he was found suspended from the top of a Fence his Collar having caught on one of the pales or pickets As he was attempting to jump Over. As he failed to Clear the Fence and fell Back to the ground the Pale under the Collar caused the latter to tighten around his week preventing him from making an outcry Ami strangling him to death. The above is or. Boyers View of the affair although there Are others who incline to the belief that the dog was chloroformed and Hung u it on the Fence to disarm suspicion by persons who would have Good reason for wishing the faithful watch dog out of the Way. There Are still others who less seriously Advance the suicide theory. If there was Ever a dog that was abused by the newspapers and had Good reason to become despondent and wish to die they take the View that it was this particular dog. The Hobo who was captured through the instrumentality of Prince had the first fling at the faithful animal when he said at the hearing a ooh the dog a he no Good he not however the watch log May have Felt Over this insult he soon recovered and nothing unusual was noticed about him until after the Bloomsburg correspondent got in his work which attributed to him Capers so insane and extravagant that even a dog would be ashamed of them. It May have Only been a fancy but from that Day of it is said Prince seemed dejected. The last regular meeting of the coup cil manic year was Helfrida night on monday night of next week the new Council will organize. The following members who i l retire last night for the last time were entitled to a place in the Circle of councilmen first Ward George Reifsnyder second Ward. Grant Fenste Nacher third Ward John Goeser and Joseph Law fourth Ward j. T. Magill. Borough electrician Samuel h. Jones presented a report of the Light department for the month of february ten arc lamps were reported out during month incandescent lamps one. Cost of material $27.79 labor $65.00 72 tons of Coal at $2.50, $180.00 total $272.79. On motion the electric can a report was accepted by Council. Or. Vastine reported that pursuant to action at the previous meeting the committee on streets Aud Bridges had proceeded to select a site for the foot Bridge across Mahoning Creek rendered necessary by the removal of the canal Aqueduct. He proposed a site a = Short distance below the Aqueduct and suggested the kind of Bridge that should be erected one of inexpensive pattern in which quantities of second baud wire easily procured at the Reading Iron works could be used to great advantage. Council adopted the recommendation of the committee on streets and Bridges Aud of motion it was ordered that the Street commissioner in conjunction with p. J. Keefer proceed As soon As possible to erect the foot Bridge. Street commissioner Miller reported that he had removed three sections of worn out Hose from the Continental Hose House to the water works. Or Dietz asked whether All the couplings were attached. The reply showed that the couplings were missing. The couplings of two sections were partially accounted for Aud of motion of or. Dietz the whole matter was referred to the committee on lire for investigation. Or. Dietz reported that the spraying new Council drag rain is nozzle of the Washington Hose com appointment to be made soon. The last delegation that will Call upon governor Pennypacker in the interests of the pending judgeship appointment visited Harrisburg yesterday in furtherance of the application of h. A. My Killip esq., of Loouis Burg. It is now expected that the appointment will he made in a Day or so. This statement is Given More credence when it is known that the governor has been informed by representatives of All political parties of the urgency of giving his Early attention to tie appointment. He has been acquainted with the fact that in Columbia county court can not be held at All on account of tie illness of associate judge Fox. In conversation tuesday governor Pennypacker stated that wednesdays delegation would be the last received Aud also after that the appointment would receive his prompt attention. Buckwheat cakes made with Royal baking powder Are delicious and wholesome a perfect cold weather breakfast food. Made in the morning no yeast no a a setting Over night never sour never cause indigestion. To make a perfect buckwheat cake and a thousand other Dainty dishes see the a a Royal Baker and pastry mailed free to any address. Roy a 8akinq to web co., new York. Pany was out of order and he asked that it to repaired. Of motion this 1 likewise was referred to the commit tee on fire. Or. Dietz raised the in Estious whether the enforcement of the ordinance prohibiting the Cre Tiou of Frame buildings within 150 feet of Mill Street should not to More closely looked after. He moved that the policemen he empowered to make necessary investigation to see that the ordinance is not violated and Frame buildings erected within the 150 foot limit. His motion prevailed and on a Yea and nay vote it was decided that the duty of determining whether a building permit in All cases has been procured be left in the hands of the policemen and Street commissioner of the Borough. Or. Dietz reported that the citizens of the upper end Are of the opinion that a Dyke should be erected above the Borough to protect Tho town in times of flood. He asked whether under the present Law assistance is not due from the state. The matter was discussed at some length but no action was Ink eur. The following members were present Gibson Fenstermacher Dietz Boyer Reifsnyder Vastine. Sweisfort Magill Aud Hughes. G. F. Keefer Borough Surveyor of Sunbury was present at Tho meeting. Borough solicitor e. S. Gearhart also met with Council. The following Bills were approved for payment Borough department. Regular employees. $115.00 Jacob Beverly. .50 Robert j. Pegg. 3.15 Standard Gas co. .25 s. J. Wei liver. 85 Thomas Reifsnyder 3.42 Franklin Boyer. 11.30 b. B. Brown. 23.25 Harry b. Pattou 20.00 Sarah Mccuen. 3.00 labor and hauling. 37.38 George f. Keefer. 96.00 water department. P. Amp r. R. R. Co. 48.95 regular employees. 122.40 d. L. Amp w. R. It. Co. 209.59 Curry amp co. 282.75 s. J. Well i ver. 1.44 Atlantic refining co 1.88 Standard Gas co. 3.90 Joseph lecher. 58.80 Franklin Boyer. 11.72 Ellis rank. J 1.94 Tho Danville Basket Ball team scalped Tho Carlisle indians in the most approved manner saturday evening. The game was a Beautiful exhibition of the truest kind of Basket Ball Well played by both teams and intensely absorbing and exciting throughout. Score Danville 36 indians 23. The contest was impartially summed up by Sheldon the indians a time keeper in a statement that he made after the game. He said a the Danville boys individually and As a team play an excellent game of Basket balls they won on their a great Deal of interest was added to the occasion by the fact that the Carlisle players Are All full blooded indians. The visiting team is under the management of Alfred m. Venne member of the Sioux tribe. The indians played a ,though sportsmanlike game. The first half was played under a. A. U. Rules with Gardner Carlisle Umpire and Rosenthal referee. During the first part of this half the scoring was slow neither team seeming Able to get away from the other Long enough to score. About the Middle of the first half Danville put the score a Ejier to work. Peters Aud Russell divided the honors each playing almost faultlessly. The indians were Able to score but 2 goals from the Field to Danville a 8 in the first half their Lack of scores being due to an inability to locate the Basket As they had plenty of tries for goal. In the first half 9 fouls were called on Danville and 5 on the visitors most of them being due to Danville a ignorance of the a. A. U. Rules. Thu half ended 19-12 in Danville a favor. The second half was played under National league rules and the locals proved themselves to be once More at Home by scoring 15 seconds after the play started. From this time on till the final whistle blew it was a continuous procession of fast Brilliant Basket Ball neither team having much Tho Bettr of the argument. The indians passed beautifully and located the baskets with greater accuracy than in the first half while tie Danville boys spurred on by their Success in the first half played with a determination that showed they did not intend to lose the advantage they had gained. The scoring in the second half was 17-11 in favor of Danville. The line up Danville. Indians. Peters. Forward it. Pleasant Bedea Forward Archiquette Sechler. Center. Libby j. Center Gardner Johnson Russell. Guard. Libby a goals from the Fields Peters 9, Johnson 5, Bedea 1, it. Pleasant 3, Gardner 2, Libby j. 1, Wahoo 1. Goals from fouls it. Pleasant 9, Peters 6. Entertainment at White mall. A delightful entertainment was Given Friday evening by the pupils of the White Hall school. A Large audience was present and Tho Success of Eracli number on the program was attested by the frequent applause. Among the most pleasing features was the singing of several songs by the school and a very pretty Solo by miss Marv Cox a a in la remember you love in my prayers. A a numbers that deserve Especial mention were a the joker in disgrace and the a White Hall Fisherman a very funny burlesque. The recitations were excellent. During the intermissions the time was taken of most acceptably by or Lloyd Confer and his graph phom. All credit for Tho entertainment is i due to the teacher or. Mont. Derr and the Jie Ople of White Hall Aud Vicinity greatly appreciated his untiring efforts. Girl commits suicide. Miss Carrie Foust daughter of or. Ami mrs. Calvin Foust of Milton committed suicide tuesday afternoon at the Home of mrs. Peter Hagenbuch. One mile West of West Milton with whom she had resided As a companion for a number of years. Miss Foust was very Well known in Danville having frequently visited relatives in this City. The grand father of the deceased and the late Philip Foust of this City were Brothers. She was also a Niece of or. And mrs. Joseph Weidman East Market Street. Miss Foust had shown traits of melancholia though not of a pronounced Type. It was known to her friends that for some time she was engaged to be married the wedding being fixed for Early Spring. Monday afternoon miss Foust when she paid her insurance fee to the collector declared that that would be the last time she would pay insurance. Later she made other remarks that in the Light of subsequent events were significant tending to show that she had in contemplation the taking of her life. At 4 of clock tuesday afternoon mrs. Hagenbuch went to the barn to gather tie eggs. She was gone about Twenty minutes. When she returned miss Foust was nowhere about and when mrs. Hagenbuch called she received no reply. Then going to the second floor of the House she found the Young woman in her own room unconscious on Tho bed. An empty Tumbler Lay on the floor and about it was the unmistakable odor of carbolic acid. A doctor was sent for Aud though the physician reached the Hagenbuch Home in a Little while miss Foust was beyond human Aid. She died at 6 of clock. A vial that had contained the carbolic acid was found on the ground under a window of the Young woman a bed room. She had evidently poured the Poison from tie bottle into the Glass then tossed the former out of Tho window. She left no message. It was determined that no inquest was necessary under the circumstances the latter proving without question the Case to he one of self destruction. The funeral will he held from the Home of the parents in Milton Friday afternoon at 2 of clock. Or. Aud mrs. William Deutsch son William and daughter Elinore spent sunday wit i friends in Milton s. J. Well i ver sr., visited friends at Muncy Over sunday. Miss Blanche Sechler of Bucknell University spent sunday at the Home of her parents or. And or. Lafayette Sechler Kipps run. Mrs. H. E. Trumbower spent sunday with friends in Lewisburg. Mrs. William d. Laumaster spent sunday at Lewisburg with her husband who is conducting a series of evangelistic services at that place. Miss Margaret Michael of Muncy is visiting at the Home of or. Aud mrs. George m. Tilson Pine Street. Arthur Gearhart of Williamsport spent sunday with relatives in this City. William Mapstone of Sunbury put sunday with relatives in this City. A a. R. Richards of Elysburg Pant sunday with his family at Riverside. Earl Woodside spent sunday with friends at Catawissa. The misses Lou and Rose Kuhler of Williamsport Are guests at the Home of or. And mrs. Ewdard Pursel Mill Street. Mrs. J. M. Brader returned yesterday from Milton where she had been attending the sessions of the evangelical conference. Charles Snyder returned to Aliamo Kiu yesterday after a visit with or. Aud mrs. T. H Johns East Market Street or. And mrs. Thomas Curry or. Of Sunbury spent yesterday with relatives in this City. Elliott r. Morgan of Kingston was a visitor in this City yesterday. Ben Gaskins of Sunbury. Was a visitor in South Danville yesterday. Bruce Ploch and Alfred Blechor of Cooper township transacted business at the court House yesterday. Miss Margaret Breckbill and miss May l. Evans Are visiting at Lime Ridge and Berwick. Rev. H. O. Harman of Milton visited friends in this City yesterday. Mrs. William Zartman of Sanbury visited or. And mrs. G. A. Rossman tuesday. Truant officer Mas trouble. The brow of truant officer Young yesterday bore a troubled look he had two children he said who had no shoes Aud he was puzzled to know How to Supply them with the needed foot Wear. These were not the officers own children it is True nevertheless lie was in a measure responsible for them. They were on Tho list of absentees and if was his business to get them Back into school. But lie was up against the time worn excuse a no the officer has heard this excuse so often that it begins to haunt him in his dreams. Every month when lie presents his report to the school Board there Are always a few pupils absent from school because they Are ill along with a less number who Are actually truants hut the report always winds up with a number who Are detained at Home a for want of suitable clothing a and that Means these of course Are the children of poor Aud Necess Itous families. The latter can to Purchase the a suitable clothing and that is All there is about it. Meanwhile the school Law relating to attendance says that All children within the proper ago limit must attend school and it does no to say anything about a a clothing suitable or unsuitable. Tho truant officer is Tho Man left to wrestle with the difficult proposition a to get the children Back to school which Means to get them clothing. If is fortunate for our District that we have a truant officer As faithful to his Trust As or. Young otherwise More children might he out of school. He has wrestled with the problem of clothing month in and month out. Occasionally the poor authorities come to his Relief hut just As often they conclude that it i s not right for them to Purchase clothing in such cases and they refuse assistance. At other times when Means Are available the benevolent society comes to his Relief. Tho present unfortunately is one of those times when a deaf ear is turned to the truant officer on All sides and As above stated he has two children to provide with shoes. Incidentally two children Are out of school who according to the school Law have no right to be absent. Hence the brow of the truant officer bears a troubled look. Obviously Here is a Fine Opportunity for persons inclined to accomplish far reaching Good with the expenditure of Only a Little Money umbrellas and Over shoes were in use yesterday. U. Of p. Friday night. The management has secured at great expense the University of Pennsylvania team to play Here on next Friday evening. This team is composed principally of players in the medical department and is now playing under that name As the inter collegiate schedule has been finished. Supper for menus classes. A supper will be Given to the members and sex members of the menus gymnasium classes at y. M. C. A. Ball Liis evening at 8 30 of clock. Tho menu will include oysters in All styles celery olives cheese pickles Coffee and ice Cream. This event bids fair to eclipse anything along social lines yet attempted by the association. The committee have the Assurance of Between sixty and seventy members and sex members being present. Another series of delays seem to be in order in the matter of the South Side approach. The old Council adjourned sine die monday Aud the Council of 1906-7 effected an organization. Contrary Toa persistent Rumor in circulation during a few Days previous there was no marked opposition to any of last years officers. Wherever any of the members were at variance they adjusted their differences before coming to Council and they entered the meeting prepared with Only one exception to vote As a unit. As a result the session was harmonious and void of More than Geu eral interest. A Large number of citizens were present at the meeting but they found nothing sensational or out of the Ordinary the Council of 1905-6 convened at 7 30 of clock with the following members in their places Gibson Fenstermacher Vastine Reifsnyder Law Dietz Boyer. Magill Sweisfort and Hughes. The minutes were read Aud approved after which the various committees were called Over. None had any report to make with the exception of the committee on lire which reported that the pave Wash at the Washington Hose House was out of order also that facts had been discovered relative to the couplings belonging to disused Hose at tie Continental Hose House which seemed to show that All could be satisfactorily accounted for. On motion of or. Boyer the pave Wash was ordered to be repaired. On motion of or. Vastine it was ordered that tie salary of $1 h be paid to the Borough solicitor and salary of $150 to the Borough treasurer representing remuneration for the past year. Of motion of or. Vastine the minutes of the session were read after which Council adjourned sine die. An interval of about fifteen minutes elapsed during which the oath of office was administered to the incoming members by chief Burgess Rogers. At 8 of clock the Council of 1906-7 was called to order by chief Burgess Rogers. The following members were in their places Vastine Sweisfort Russell Boyer Dietz Bedea Eisen Hart Finnigan Gibson Hughes Aud Angle. Burgess Rogers explained a recent change in tie Law which provides that tie chief Burgess shall Call the new Council to order and preside during the election of officers. He appointed Harry b. Patton As temporary Secco i tary. Who called tie Roll. All were present with tie exception of George b. Jacobs who is detained at Home by illness. The election of officers was next taken dior. Dietz nominated or. Sweisfort to be chairman of Council. T. W. Bedea nominated Joseph Gibson. Or. Sweisfort declined to he a candidate after which or. Gibson was unanimously elected. From this of the election proceeded merrily. Harry Patton was re Eicele 1 Secretary Aud receiver of water rents and Harry Ellenbogen As Borough treasurer each without any opposition. Rumours bad been abroad that there would be a contest for the office of commissioner Aud Market master but the big crowd that had assembled was doomed to disappointment. Or. Boyer nominated Swartz Miller tor this office there was a moments silence and then on motion the nomination was closed. Or. Miller was elected without a dissenting vote. The Only semblance of a contest was when it came to the election of a chief of police. Or. Boyer nominated j. C. Misc Etnoyer for this office. The usual Viva Voce vote was taken with the following result yeast Vastine Sweisfort Boyer Dietz. Bedea Eisenhart Finnigan Gibson Hughes and Angle. Nay Russell. J. C. Misc Etnoyer however received the majority of the votes cast and was declared elected As chief of police. Or. Gibson nominated As assistant policeman John g. Voris who was unanimously elected. On motion of or. Vastine Edward s. Gearhart was elected Borough solicitor for the ensuing year. As Borough Surveyor or. Boyer nominated George f. Keefer of Sunbury who was unanimously elected. At this Point the offices being filled chief Burgess Rogers retired Aud called president Gibson to the chair. Of motion it was decided that the salary of All the officers elected should remain the same As last year also that the Bonds required should remain unchanged in value. On motion it was decided that the meeting nights should remain the same the first Aud third Friday nights of each Mouth convening at 8 of clock. The rules governing Council during previous years on motion were adopted for the regulation of the present Council. I fire destroys Bloomsburg Home. The Home of Joseph Stookey of Catherine Street Bloomsburg together with most All the furniture and con tents was burned to the ground by a fire which originated about noon yesterday. Neighbors discovered tie flames issuing from the roof of the building the fire evidently having its origin in the attic where a stove pit a enters a Chimney. When tie fire companies arrived tie flames had gained such headway that nothing could he done but keep the fire from spreading to the adjacent buildings. Very Little of the furniture was saved nothing being rescued from tie upstairs. All of the family a clothing was burned. Or. Stookey carried one of the oddest of All accidents that Ever occurred on the rail took place at South Danville yesterday afternoon which demonstrates that in railroading no matter How much care is exercised it is impossible to detect All the sources of danger and forestall accidents. In the first place it should be explained that during yesterday owing to tie Accident at Rupert tuesday night there was a great freight congestion at South Danville. Two Large extras East were lying upon the siding All Day waiting tor orders to move. The entire siding from the lower end of Riverside to the station was occupied with the exception of a break of some thirty feet at the crossing below the freight House. Immediately above the crossing stood the caboose of one extra Aud immediately below the engine of the extra following after. About half past three o clock a extra West drawn by engine no. 2673, came Down the track. Receiving orders at the station it started off at the usual rate of Speed and had probably attained ten Miles a hour when it reached the crossing below the freight House. At that spot without the least warning the Cylinder and steam Chest broke Loose from the locomotive and fell to the ground. The huge driving Rod which Clung to the wheels struck the ground with each revolution and in an instant was Bent into a Corkscrew while the Cylinder Aud steam Chest rammed in Between tie two tracks As the moving train forced them along ripped up the inner rail of the siding Aud damaged the Road badly. The escaping steam was soon shut off and the train brought to a Stop without any one sustaining injury. Tie several Crews of railroaders lying at South Danville last night stated that the Accident was of a sort that they had never heard of in All their experience. Had Auy one told them previous to yesterday that Sulci a Accident could occur they would have laughed at him. It was a Bare theory with them that at some time the Cylinder had received a bump which had caused a slight break that became larger Aud larger As time wore on. Had it dropped ten feet further eastward it would have ploughed into the caboose of the first extra which was filled with the waiting Craw wrecking the car Aud no doubt causing loss of life. Had it fallen Teu feet further Westward it would have struck the engine of the second extra no doubt causing much damage and throwing it from the track. The railroaders could not help but shudder when they reflected what might have occurred had the steam client and Cylinder fallen while tie train was rounding Blue Hill. Owing to the want of room at that Point there could have been but one results the Eugue would have been thrown Down Over the embankment into the River. The locomotive that suffered the mishap is one of the largest of the Road of the big �?o8�?6, a Type. It was of the siding at South Danville last night while the Cylinder and steam immense mass weighing Many tons Lay on the Railroad where it had fallen. Job printing the offic of the american being furn shed with a Large assortment of j it a letter and fancy Typ and Job material Gene a by the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest m tuner. Job printing of All kinds and description pastor invited to return. At the fourth quarterly conference held at St. Paul a m. E. Church monday night Rev. S. B. Evans who has been pastor there for the last two years was invited to return. A committee was also appointed to attend the annual session of the Central Pennsylvania conference which will Convene at Altoona of March 28th,for the purpose of looking after tie interest of St. Paul a m. E. Church in the matter of appointments. There was a Large representation of the congregation present at the quarterly conference. The utmost Harmony prevailed Aud the action taken relating to Rev. S. B. Evans return was Nna Timons. Those present expressed themselves As highly gratified with Rev. Or. Evans pastorate. In the matter of making converts lie Lias been especially sees soul and has added a Large number of new members to the number of accessions surpassing those of several preceding pastorate. Rev. S. B. Evans was commended for his Zeal and hard work his pastorate of the whole being declared very effective. What changes tie appointments May show is Uncertain. It happens to be a year when More or less changes will occur am my the important charges of the conference and these it is Only natural will Lead to other changes and then May he a general moving about. In face of such conditions it is hard to Tell what effect such a invitation As extended by St. Paul a May have upon the Bishop making the appointments Aud whether Rev. S. B. Evans or any other pastor in Danville will be returned or assigned to some other charge. Fire damaged boiler works. The extensive Plant of the e. Keeler company one of the finest equipped boiler Ami smoke stack works in the country Aud one of Williaim port a most in kit rant industries was damaged thousands of dollars by a fire that broke out in what Isk Bownas the new part of the nest of buildings at about 1 45 of clock yesterday morning and which for a time threatened the entire Plant with destruction so fierce were the flames. Tie fire department was quickly on the scene however and soon had the Plant surrounded with Lionso Aud streams playing of the flames Aud the fire was under control by 2 80 of clock although the firemen remained of duty for several hours afterwards. It is not known How the fire started. Passenger train strikes Wagon w. A. Heller of this City who returned Home from a business trip last evening was a passenger on Lehigh Valley passenger train no. 1, which struck a Wagon loaded with two tons of dynamite Aud powder at Warrior run yesterday afternoon. That he survived to Tell the tale Aud that the whole train was not wrecked Aud blown into atoms is owing to a slight circumstances the dynamite was Frozen. As the train which contained along with of Gator ten poll mans was descending the Mountain a Wagon heavily loaded with dynamite and powder drove upon the Railroad crossing a Short distance South of Warrior run. Unfortunately something happened at that Point Aud the Wagon stuck fast squarely upon tie track. The Driver knew the train was approaching Aud without wasting Auy time in a fruitless attempt to move the Wagon off the track he quickly a hitched the horses which As though appreciating the danger ran swiftly away. Meanwhile the train was approaching. Tho Engineer saw the Wagon standing of the owing to the Steep Grade Aud the momentum of the train he saw it would be impossible to Stop. He May or May not have known that tie Wagon was loaded with powder Aud dynamite. At All events realizing that he could not Stop the train he decided to do the next Best thing Aud that was to put of All the steam the Eugue would carry and if possible to strike the Wagon with sufficient Force to hurl tie whole obstruction far out of tie Way. The train darted ahead striking the Wagon fairly reducing it to splinters scattering the dynamite All about the tracks and hurling Many of the kegs of powder a Hundred Yards or More. The dynamite was Frozen and instead of a dreadful explosion there was a Flash a whirlwind of flame which in the Brief moment while the locomotive dashed by enveloped engine and tender burning both Tho Engineer Aud fireman the latter very seriously. In an i staut All the track about was a mass of fire. Owing to some cause probably to the bursting Ofa air Hose the train came to a standstill with next to the rear car Over tie very spot where the Wagon was struck. In this car or. Heller was seated. None of the passengers knew just what had occurred Aud not dreaming of the consequences opened the door. Underneath tie cars the flames were roaring like a Furnace the fire was blazing up Between the cars and darted in through the open door tiie flames almost Licking the passengers faces. The passengers were thrown into a dreadful panic while some Oliou Ghoul person slammed the door shut. Luckily at the same moment the train was pulled ahead Aud the danger was Over. The entire train when it arrived at Wilkes Barre Boro Marks of the terrible collision with Tho explosives especially the engine which was exposed to the fiercest tire. It Seldom Falls to the lot of a newspaper to chronicle a Moro thrilling event and the escape taking All the circumstances into consideration is considered Oue of the most remarkable of record. Freight wreck on the Pennsy. A wreck which blocked All traffic on this division of the Pennsylvania Railroad All night occurred tuesday afternoon at 5 of clock opposite Rupert. At this Point the Pennsylvania and the p. Amp r. Tracks Cross each other. A fast West bound Pennsy freight train approached the crossing but As a work train of the p. Amp r. Was also approaching the Bridge Aud had the rights of the crossing at the time the signalman in tiie Tower set his signal for the Pennsylvania train to also threw open the switch which is located about 200 feet from the crossing for use in just such emergencies. The Pennsy train was a heavy one however and had gained such momentum that the Engineer could not bring it to a Stop in time to save it from running through the open switch. The locomotive tender and the first following car went Clear through the switch off the track Aud toppled Over on their Side. The Engineer and fireman realized to Weir danger in time to jump from the cab to safety just As the engine went Over. Wrecking Crews were summoned from Nescopeck Aud Sunbury Aud after a hard nights work the division was opened again to traffic yesterday morning about 8 of clock. No Oue was injured by the Accident but confusion reigned on the entire division As a consequence of the blocking of traffic especially at this Busy season. Our Island possessions. A Good sized audience was preset t at the Immanuel Baptist Church saturday evening to hear messes. Bailey and Riggs illustrated lecture our a visit to our Island or Riggs spoke about Cuba and Porto Rico and or. Bailey about the Philippines. Both had themselves spent some time on the islands Aud had brought Back with them excellent views showing the different phases of the life there. The lecture was most interesting and greatly enjoyed by All present. Fred Linker on no. 2. 11. H. Stettler the Carrier on r. F. D., no 2. Made his last trip Over the route yesterday. Today Frederick Linker will take charge of the route Aud will hold the position temporarily pending the result of competitive examination

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