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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - March 14, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper a for the Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per years amps a a or que amp be in / ,. Y it k a this country will no Var be entirely free until it supplies allot its own demands with its own or. Irving h. Jennings dbht18t. Office hours 9 a. 31. To 11/. P. To a p. 31. 10i Hill St., Danville. A. Shultz m. D. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach Anil intestines a specially d r. W. P. Ankle a dentist office 218 Mill Street. Teeth extracted without pain. Crown and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with the latest and Moat improved Luht Ruments und prepared to execute the most difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds formerly of Catawissa. A a Dan Iii. Office opposite Boston store Danville a dentistry in All Ite branches. Charge moderate and All work guaranteed established 181�. I s. Vol. 46--n 1. Danville a. Thursday March 14.1901. Established in 1855. Five years in sat carnival Rev. Orlando g. Heck expects to be As unique entertainment at the armory Fri signed to a new charge. Day night. Kev. O. G. Heck with the coming con the carnival by miss m. Neta Moyers Ference completes five Jears As pastor of dancing class in the armory Friday night the Trinity m. E. Church. He has no Assurance that he will he returned to ids charge. On the contrary it is very Likely that he will lie assigned to a new Field. Rev. Heck has no reason to he ashamed of the work that Las been accomplished during his pastorate. The Church has increased in membership i s finances Are in a sound condition and it has prospered along All lines. Following Are some facts and figures gleaned in an interview with the pastor yesterday at the beginning of the pastorate there were 204 members of these 170 remain the others dying or removing by letter. The membership at present is 324, being a net gain of 120 during the five years or was indeed a most unique entertainment the class of Twenty eight some As Young As four and a half years and none Over 14, went through with As Nice a piece of masquerading As one could desire to be and that too in spite of the fact that they had received Only one course of instruction consisting of ten lessons. They Are quite accomplished in dancing their performance in several of the numbers being Little Short of remarkable. The costumes of the juveniles was a great feature of the entertainment. The Little boys nine in number were All in evening dress. That they looked very cute goes without saving and they were it Nikii t Brief mention of the doings of your friends and acquaintances. An actual addition to the membership of not lacking in politeness and gallantry 154. These were practically All brought into the Church through evangelistic efforts very few joining by letter. This increase will appear the More marked when it is stated that during the six preceding years there was an increase of toward the Little ladies neither As they carried through their parts in the dance. The program of the carnival consisted of twelve numbers stating with a Waltz. There was a two step and a polka followed by a fancy dance a la Violet a Only 16 in membership. A class of 42 which was Virv gracefully carried open no the gutters on these thawing Days. The country roads Are in a bad condition. March usually produces a big Snow storm. All kinds of merchandise stocks bought for Cash. A. Trattner York a. The grand jury room in the court House has received new paper which adds very much to its appearance. The lenten services in the Catholic churches of this City have been notable for the interest shown. Elaborate easter music is being rewired by some of the Church choirs of Bis City. The Rural schools Are drawing near the lose of the term. The Hove works has 55 moulders Evn Doyed at present. An unusual number get this time of the year. A the groundhog and Coon have made a ecord this year that will fix their rep rations for Many years to come. This me they stand in with Hicks Coles it Evoe the goos Ebone and the oldest inhabitant and together they have Iven a genuine old fashioned Winter. The Penn social club has placed in heir rooms a handsome upright Oak Bookcase. Harry Gable Engineer at the polish a Rewery will remove his family from Vilkes Barre to this City. They will Rede in the Muyan Home Cherry Street. A. F. Ploch of frosty Valley a Grad me of Russel a Short hand College has accept cd a position with the american hip building company at Camden j preparations Are being made on the Lii Ludelphia a Reading Railroad and s branches for a number of improve ends to the tracks. In Many places w ballast will be Laid and new ties it Down. These improvements Are ways made after the Frost is out of the found. Dany Iuey a health record will show up Ivor ably in comparison with any other a Ity of its size in the country. The annual assessment books Aie being Repa Rej at the county commissioners a fice. The Rev. Erskine Wright is preparing Large class for confirmation on Friday Larch 29�o1. There is evidently a hitch Between in Man who makes the weather and be people who build Spring bonnets. Mrs. Hannah Pitner of Riverside who is occupied the Van x Ostra n residence Sunbury Street during the past year ill on april 1st. Remove to the Welsh mansion. Biome Fine easter Flowers Are being a own by florists. How is the time to agitate the Good lads question. Miss Lizzie Faulk a graduate of Rush s Short hand College has accepted a position As stenographer with the Wei ver hardware company. Miss Mary Mills who has been ill at he it. Sinai Hospital new York is Rich improved. Miss Mills is a trained Jose in that institution. Many people admired the exhibition hand painted China Ware in the win a of Browne a stationery store Tuter in. The work was done by miss Kate a Kinan of roaring Creek and is very Vistic. A new Nople floor will be put Down in in engine room at the silk Mill next Elk. This Plant was never in a More Lur Ishing condition the silk vaults be in completely filled up with Stock to he Irown. 0. B Sweitzer who fell on the ice in lit of the Best property Mill Street january 19, sustaining a had sprain his right ankle is Able to leave his quae Wilt the a stancs of a Crutch Danville is Well located for business manufacturing purposes and every fort should be made to secure new ministries. Var. And mrs r. B. Bird of Riverside Ertain cd mrs. Wesley Morrii and k. A Iraq non wife and daughter at dinner erday it irs. Mack of Connor of Mausdale was in very critically ill last evening. Or. A a inter Steen was called in attendance. Probationers was received this Winter. The pastor has been his own evangelist receiving no outside help at any time. Neither Lias the material Side of the a Ltd re been neglected. During the pres through by miss Marion Janes. The next dance was a the lancers a by the class which was followed by a a the Giddy girls dance a one of the features of tin evening in which the performers were s ent pastorate new stained Glass windows a Little girls array i in Long White dresses have been placed in the auditorium. The and wearing Large hats covered with audit let room has been thoroughly re Flowers. There was a a a sailors Horn mole de making it one of the finest in pipe of Reber Moyer and a a Spanish the City. Theca Peuter work was All Tambourine a w hich was executed by done by the pastors own hands Ine us Lorene Philips and Elsie Gulick in a ing rating of floor changing of pulpit costume of Scarlet Organ die. A a skaters platform and building choir loft. Our Seho Tiisha by the class was followed readers Are familiar with the improve by a cake walk. Each of the Contentment made last summer which include ants was arrayed in a High hat and car Ibe completion of the towers raising ried a Cane. Their movements were the Large one 30 feet and the Small one aiming in the extreme and most of the 10 feet a new pavement and new Stone time quite Graceful As each one tried to Steps in front of the Church. The Ini carry out his or her idea of what a cake prove rants at a conservative estimate a k ought to he like. Lews Williams Cost not less than $2,000, All of which and Marguerite Evans took the cake has been liquidated. A sufficient sum is the a May pole dance a in which the on subscription to paint the exterior of participants were ten Little girls dressed the Church which will be done in the in White was very pretty. The carnival a ear future. By the sunday school ended with a two step and Epworth league Are in a tto Urishin condition. During his pastorate at the Trinity m. E. Church Rev. Heck has married 51 couple officiated at 9u funerals baptized 96 infants and 10 adults. He has preached 616 sermons including revival sermons and has made Over 3u0u pastoral visits. For non support and desertion. Gilbert Fenstermacher of Valley township was arraigned before Justice Hunter yesterday charged with desertion and non support. He was arrested on a warrant sworn out by his wife Abigail Fenstermacher who was the chief witness. According to her testimony her at the close of the program the class was treated to ice Cream and cake by miss Moyer. Miss May books presided at the piano during the evening. Story of the reformation. The Story of the reformation dealing with the life and times of Martin Luther which was produced by mrs. H. E. Munroe under the auspices of tie Trinity lutheran Church in the opera House last evening was largely attended and proved to he a most interesting entertainment. The Story of Luther a life was told by mrs. Munroe in a Vety Lucid manner and was ill trait <1 by very Good stereo Ticon pictures so that All present could husband has not been living with her form an idea of the environment of ibis remarkable Man. The important events of his Lile were Given by a series of scenes and tableau in which 200 people took part. The costumes worn were historically Correct and were magnificent. The a diet at Worms was Well presented and the exact dialogue used As is Given the he had taken. The complainant was important characters As Well As the min represented by lion. H. Hinckley 01 on it i Quoter Quot played in an easy manner and the defendant by Ralph Kisner. The usual nervousness of Amateur per Fenstermacher was held for court in formanes being entirely absent. 1 he since 1891 a in the interim she has supported herself and two children. Her health failing she recently appealed to her husband for help but he refused. Hence the suit. The defendant swore that his wife had locked him out of the House and that he considered himself justified in the course. Hie history of this great trial $200 Hail. Societies All represented. A meeting of committees from All beneficial societies of this City was held last evening in k. G. E. Hall Mill Street at 8 30 p. To take action in relation to Bill 189 before the legislature which if passed would very materially affect All beneficial societies within the state. Information was received to the elect that the Bill was Given its quiets in the committee and therefore no further action was considered necessary. The meeting adjourned to meet at the Call of the chairman if necessary. Different scenes were All costumed w Ith if at care and Beauty. The marches and grouping in the ensemble scenes showed the Good results of miss Keninger excellent training. Appropriate music was introduced in every scene. No one should miss seeing performance. No better Opportunity u ii Ever he had to learn this Story. The performance will he repeated this evening. Named As trustees. A dispatch from Harrisburg monday evening states that governor Stone has sent to the Senate the names of the following gentlemen to be trustees of the state Hospital in this City for the term of three years f. W. Crider of Belle Fonte b. H. Detwiler of Williamsport o. F. Harvey of Wilkes Barre Howard Lyon of Williamsport m. Ii. Kulp of Sham Okimi und James Scarlet esq., w. K. Holloway Charles Chalfant esq., and Vav. L. Gouger of this City. Or. West manager. At tuesdays meeting of the Central knitting Mills company of Millheim formerly the Harrison hosiery company that it Mas West was made general manag Mission band Musicale. The Young ladies Mission band of he Mahoning presbyterian Church Gate a Musicale at the Home of mrs. J. E. Moore ferry Street monday eve. The following program was rendered Soprano message miss ammonium. Baritone Solo. A a Knight of the Olden Charles Lyon. Tenor Solo a bid me to love thee j. 15. Mccoy. Cornet Palms Walter Russell piano Solo. A grand polka de concert miss Neta Moyer. Sisters Beau miss Liz in Russell. Bari t one Ai ways or. Lyon. Spring piano Moyer Soprano love song miss Ammerman. There w Ere about 56 present who in mrs. Henry Kortenhaus of Philadelphia. Is visiting her parents or. Ami mrs. J. W. Farnsworth West Mahoning Street. Mrs. Charles Snyder of Northumberland spent sunday at the Home of her father Theodore Hoffman sr., lower Mulberry Street. Or. And mrs. John Girton and daughters Cora Ella and Lulu were tie guests of Bloomsburg friends Over sunday. Lbs Helen Jameson of Berwick spent sunday at the Jameson Homestead on West Mahoning Street. Mrs. Samantha Jameson returned from a visit in Plymouth on saturday. Or. And mrs. Hugh Quick of Rupert Are guests at the Home of James Shultz East Market Street. Mrs. Sarah Kimerer of Shi eve Ohio who has been visiting her son or. J. R. Kimerer Bloom Street left tuesday for a visit at Beech Creek. Or. J. P. Hoffa of Washington ill e was in town yesterday. John r. Winters who has been visiting his sister mrs. F. G. Gulick on i Mowrey Street left last evening for ins Home at Iowa Falls Iowa. Rev. Distelcamp of Locust Gap win a visitor at the holy family orphanage yesterday. Druggist John Waters of Catawissa was in Danville Between trains yesterday morning. D. J. Roget transacted business in Sunbury yesterday. Robert Morgan of Williamsport was in town yesterday. C. I. Evans of Rockdale attended the funeral of mrs. Joseph Hahn yesterday. Harrison c. Kate of South Danville was in Sunbury yesterday. Daniel 11. Adams was in Bloomsburg yesterday. Raymond Hummer of Bloomsburg was a visitor in Danville yesterday. Edward Fallon made a business trip to Sunbury yesterday. Samuel Hartzell of Numidia was in town yesterday. S. Williams of it. Carmel had business in town yesterday. Mrs Joseph ii. Schwartz and mrs. Anna Lindsey of Plymouth Are guests at the Home of mrs. Schwartz a parents or. And mrs. Rush Yerrick West Mahoning Street. James Connelly of Wilkes Barre is visiting James Ryan Mill Street. Frank new Baker who for some time past has been taking a commercial course at russells business College left yesterday for Mainville where lie has accepted a position. Miss Ella Peifer and Niece Mary Paules returned last evening from a visit in a Wilkes at re. F. C. Derr transacted business in cat Alissa yesterday. Mrs. A. Geisinger visited Bloomsburg friends yesterday. E. S. Gearhart. Esq., was in Bloomsburg yesterday. Or. Jno. Seiffort was in Sunbury yesterday. James Rausch of Shamokin spent last evening in town. E. F. Williams was in Berwick yesterday. Thomas Murray was in Bloomsburg yesterday. Lewis Bloch will return from Chicago saturday. J. E. Moore had business in Bloomsburg yesterday. Or. And mrs. Henry a Rove returned from a visit in Williamsport yesterday. Charles Cruikshank. Who has been working in Pittsburg returned to this City yesterday. He has secured employment at Curry amp Vannany a machine shop. Mrs. S. P. Dietrich of Sunbury was a guest of mrs. J. H. Cole yesterday. C. C. Fisher esq., of Catawissa was in this City on business yesterday. C. 1. Hancock f. C. Angle esq., and Harry Ellenbogen transacted business in Catawissa yesterday afternoon. T f. Moyer spent yesterday afternoon in Bloomsburg. Rev. Adolph Meyer was in Bloomsburg yesterday. Chauncey a. Keeled of Selinsgrove visited friends in this City yes Eulav. A tones were ione1i interesting exercises at St. Peters m. E. Church sunday night. A. Walters or. 4. S. Frank John 1 Condo Janies c. Smith a. Zerby of Millheim a. P. Hancock and f. Ltd. Angle of this City and Thomas West of ply Mouth. T Joyed the music very much. During the Speiser and Phile take first Money. The live Bird Hoot at Berwick yesterday consisted of two ten events in Ueli it Speiser and Phile of this City divided first Money with Reed of Berwick each hitting 8 Birds out of 10. In tie second match Speiser of this City Anil Boone of Bloomsburg each lot 8 out of 10. The shoot w ill be continued today the targets being Blue rocks will Exchange pulpits the Rev. F. 8. Bought of St. Peters m. E. Church and the Rev. A b Bowser of the first Baptist Church will Exchange pulpits next sunday evening. Evening refreshments were served. Thought it was dynamite. Or. J. W. Lowrie and family of Strawberry Ridge sustained quite a scare thurs Lay night. The household wus suddenly awakened by a loud report accompanied by a sound As of shattered Glass which Shook the entire House. The report a suggested sin explosion of dynamite about the premises Ami the members of the family were soon upon their feet. A search failed to disclose any damage until some one happened to peer into the dim recess of a Bay window when it was discovered that a High shelf containing is number of Flower pots and Jardiniere had Given Way at its fastening and with its Burden fallen to the floor. The Flowers were very Choice and the loss altogether a quite to he regret Ted death of mrs. J. D. Hahn. Rebecca wife of Joseph i. Hahn died at her Home ferry Street on saturday morning aged 55 years. She had been ill for three years suffering from paralysis and neuralgia. The funeral took place wednesday at 2 p. In. From Christ episcopal Church. Interment was made in Odd Fellows cemetery. The deceased is survived by two daughters mrs. Janies Buchanan of Philadelphia mrs. Charles i. Evans of Rockdale and Joseph jr., who resides at the parental Home. Farewell Surprise. The following ladies of Trinity m. E. Church tendered mrs. Sarah Kimerer a Farewell Surprise monday evening at 14 Bloom Street prior to her departure for her Home in Ohio mrs. Oung mrs Thompson mrs. Fleck mrs. Hodge mrs Stickle mrs. Ricketts mrs. Rear mrs. Lunger or Llen Nigen mrs. Goodall mrs Roundsley. And mrs. Grove. St. Peters m. E. Church of Riverside sunday night celebrated an event which while one not wholly unique yet Marks a condition of finances which May he said to be Seldom met with in churches nowadays. As set Forth in these columns thursday last St. Peters m. E. Church is out of debt and sunday was set apart for the burning in the presence of the congregation of the two mortgages one of $200 on the Church property and the other of $800 on the parsonage. The exercises were full of interest and at limes impressive. After an Anthem by the choir Joseph l. Shannon president of the Board of trn tees delivered an address tracing the growth of the congregation and the successes and failures encountered in endeavouring to acquire a House of worship. The congregation was organized 30 years ago with a class which worshipped in the Riverside school House. A Church was erected and dedicated in 1872. The congregation was unfortunate and the edifice which is at present known As Grace Chapel in 1876 was sold at sheriff Sale. The congregation then went Back into the school House but it soon decided to undertake the building of another Church which was dedicated in 1878. Six years ago the parsonage was built. Or. Shannon paid a Fine compliment to the ladies Aid society through w Hose efforts a very Large proportion of the debt was raised. Mrs. Eli Hoover president of the ladies Aid society followed with Sone very interesting and felicitous remarks do Jling on the methods that had l Een employed to raise funds the kind treatment and generous responses met with. Not Only methodists it or said but All denominations helped them. The entire debt wiped out incurred 1 by building the parsonage was $1170, which incl i de parsonage furniture and $50 for a now roof on the Quot Church. She concluded with a fervent expression t f thanks. Mrs. Wesley Morrall Sang a Solo after which Rev. F. S. Bought made an address. The debt of $1000 he said had been paid Oil in five years. At last conference $300 remained. It was on his own proposition that he returned to Riverside his desire being to wipe out the remaining indebtedness. The trustees and pastor liquidated $200 and i he Lai ties Aid society $100. He n leaves for a new Field feeling that his duly is accomplished. There was an Anthem by the choir after which the mortgages were formally consigned to the flames. The trustees and other officials of the c More Gatton look a limit position Ina Row inside the rail. The two written instruments to be disposed Ltd of were placed upon a Salver held by trustees Joseph l. Shannon and t. W. Clayton. The pastor applied the match burning each separately. As the flumes ate up the mortgages the congregation joined a singing hymn no. 42, a my Savior first of at b uni Zion synagogue. The by Nai Zion synagogue was crowded sunday afternoon the occasion being the in Unm exercises of the. Sabbath school. The attendance was very Large among those present being a number from Bloomsburg and Berwick. The Bloomsburg and Berwick scholars were All present and acquitted themselves very creditably. Miss Gertrude Heim played the a a prelude most beautifully. No better pianist has Danville Ever had. After a Short address by rabbi Meyer in which he explained Thelt urim festival the exercises began. During the afternoon the choir of the Mahoning presbyterian Church Sang two anthems in its usual efficient manner. The first one a Spray for the peace of Jerusalem was especially Well rendered. The ensemble and Solo work w As perfect. Miss Ammerman Sang a Soprano Solo with a violin Obligato in a faultless style. Her sympathetic singing always gives the listener much pleasure and us iday she was in part col arly Good voice. Charles Lyons rendition of a tee lost. Shepherd was excellent. Is baritone voice was exactly suited to the song. Or. Wyle and miss Heitur played a Hung Arian Faalasia in very Good style. The exercises concluded with the singing of a a american by the children and congregation. The synagogue was tastefully decorated with Bunting and potted plants. At the conclusion of tin. Exercises the children and All taking part were it Iven a Box of Candy. In the audience Wen a Large number outside the jewish Faith and it is Safe to say that every denomination in Danville was rear seated. Will give a entertainment. The children of the salvation army sunday school and band of love will give an entertainment on saturday evening March 16,in the Ballon ferry Street. A Silver cd Flection will lie taken at the door to help the children raise their target for a self denial week a very interesting program has been arranged a dialogue on the ninth commandment being a special feature. Every body Welcome. Death of Benjamin Swank. Benjamin Swank a Well known resident of Rush township who sustained a stroke of paralysis saturday last died Early yesterday morning aged 79 years. The funeral will take place on saturday morning at 10 of clock. Interment at Kush Baptist Church. The deceased is survived by three sons 1 Stephen of Shamokin George b. M., of this City and Theodore of Mayberry township. A policy for $3.000 insurance renewed monday night. The school Board held a regular meeting monday night. President Fischer occupied the chair. Other members were present As follows Orth Green Burger i Lar Pel. Barber Werkheiser Keefer Fenstermacher and Curry. The Supply committee reported that to lib Cost of the two cabinets whose Purchase was considered at last meeting is estimated at not less than $32 for both. On motion of or. Keefer the matter was Laid Over until next meeting. Treasurer Schram presented a statement of finances showing a balance on hand of $9720.96. J. C. Zea appeared before the Board in the interest of a. J. Tiffany a nature Cabinet. He occupied nearly an hour exhibiting specimens of the Cabinet. In illustrating silk culture he showed the worm in Dit Lerent stages of development the skein of raw silk and the manufactured fabric into which it had been Woven. There were cards devoted to minerals As Lead Zinc Copper Bronze brass &c., and the uses of the same. Wheat was shown along with specimens of the articles manufactured from both the Grain and the Straw the Cabinet is very comprehensive and seems to exhaust the subject of mineralogy manufacture and Art and illustrates every subject that could possibly come up in a study of nature work. The Price of the Cabinet is $75. The Cabinet seemed to impress the school Board very favourably and on motion of or. Curry it was referred to the Supply committee for further consideration. A r. I. Gilbert a representative of Dodd Mead by co., appeared before the Board in the interest of the International cyclopedia which he wishes to introduce into the schools. On motion of or. Keefer this also was referred to the Supply committee. On motion of or. Barber a policy for >3000 insurance issued by a. Ii. Am Merman on the school buildings was ordered renewed. I he following Bills were approved and ordered paid teachers and janitors. Will g. Brown. W. E. Young. Charles Mottern. Mor inc news. B. G. Arpen ter in co. I. S. Express co. St in lard a As co. American Book co. Or. Geo. G. Groff. George w. Roat. E. A Peters com. William Miller. $1468.00 2 30. 5.00. 1.00. 65. 4.15 22.20 4.80 1.80 4.20 21.25 3.50 or. Adams big audience. The illustrated lecture on Paris and the exposition of 1900 Given by or. W. Herbert Adams in the y. C. A. Tuesday night was the most successful of the coarse of free entertainments if the immense audience attending May be taken As a criterion. Seldom was the Hall Ever crowded to such an extent before. Every seat was filled and available standing room occupied the crowd extending half Way Down the stairs. And still they came Many trying to Force their Way up the Steps. They were unable however to get through the Phalanx of men and women and soon gave up regretfully leaving the building. The pictures indeed were produced with splendid effect. As one gazed upon the Long vistas of stately and ornate architecture displayed upon the Canvas it was hard to realize that he did not see before him the real objects. Beginning with the imposing Gates or entrances to the exposition grounds he presented in succession views of the different palaces Bridges government buildings towers fountains amp a. Or. Adams mind is Wel stored with facts relating to the exposition and his address together with the Fine illustrations carried with it an immense amount of solid instruction giving a l Etter id a of the great event than r u d he go film any other source. He was Able to enter upon a full description of hut few of the world marvels that were shown at the exposition. One of these w hich interested the audience very much was the a largest Diamond in the this or. Adams said weighs 971 carats is some 3 by 2 inches in size and is valued at 5 million dollars. It is owned by a Syndicate of capitalists and when on exhibition was guarded by several men. Bell Good. Miss Naomi Bell and Thomas h. Good both of this City were married yesterday afternoon at two of clock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. L. Foltman at the parsonage on Bloom Street. Mis Dillie Nungesser acted As Bride a lid William Cripps attended the Groom. Or. And mrs. Good will go to House keeping on Ash Street in the near future. Ensign and mrs. Heift in charge. The handsome Home for the salvation army it Dubois which was dedicated by Consul Booth Tucker on tuesday is in charge of Kun iguana mrs. Heift recently i i tin a City who will reside in the Huil Diing. Several of the Philadelphia newspapers yesterday contained cuts of the new Home. Finger mashed. Leon Moyer who is employed at the Reading Iron works had the Index Finger of his right hand badly crushed on tue Day night. He was working at the shears and was about to pick it a a piece of Iron when his Finger w As accidentally struck by a Sledge Hammer in the hands of a fellow Workman. Young townsman a unpleasant experience in Sunbury. The town of Northumberland Early yesterday morning was the scene of a stabbing affair As the result of which an inoffensive coloured Man May lose his life and a resident of this City came near achieving an unpleasant notoriety. When the d. L. Amp w. Passenger train West pulled into town tuesday night among the arrivals was a stranger in a badly intoxicated state. In addition to his unsteady gait and belligerent mood he was distinguished by Chin whiskers a moustache and a White hat. He first went to the Vankirk House and after fooling around there awhile he left complaining that the rates were too High. As he departed he picked up a ladies Valise which he took with him. He applied for lodging at Kessler a hotel. By this time it was quite late and the Only one to meet him was the coloured Porter Harry p. Snively better known As he refused to have any thing to do with the coloured Man swearing that he a a would t take a bed from a he spent a couple of hours at Kessler a and w As very troublesome. Shortly after Midnight he took a notion to leave for Sunbury. When the Porter As was his custom started for the train the stranger preceded him to the station. Upon reaching the rail Road track the Man stopped and when a bar numb came up he soon found occasion for a quarrel and remarking that he a did no to like a Nigger any How he Drew a knife and began to assail the defenceless coloured Man. The latter attempted to Ward off the blows and was badly Cut about the arms one thumb being nearly severed in addition to which he was stabbed twice in the Abdomen. In the fight which ensued the Porter threw his assailant Between the cars. The latter evidently realizing his position crawled out and ran away soon disappearing in the darkness. He left behind the stolen Valise and his hat. The Porter is in a serious condition. The police of both Northumberland and Sunbury were soon in Pursuit of the would be murderer. Some of the officers in Sunbury got it into their Heads that because the Man came Down the Road he must have come from Danville and towards morning learning that among those registered at the Packer House was a gentleman from this City they went up stairs and called him out of his room when they began to ply him with questions which were impertinent if nothing else. The lodger is one of our Best known Young men and the officers could discover nothing that would tend to Criminate him. They were rot satisfied however and during the Forenoon took him in hand again but finally dropped him. At last accounts the diligent officers were still in search of the stranger with but Little prospects of finding him. Well equipped Light Plant. The improvements at the Standard electric Light works Are completed and the Plant shows up As one of the most conveniently arranged and Best equipped in the state. It has a capacity of 225 arc and 2500 incandescent lights. It has 3 boilers each of 100 horse Power. The new 300 horse Power engine is giving very satisfactory service. It is a monster with a sixteen foot Fly wheel and is used Only until Midnight Ora Little after when a portion of the lights Are Cut off. From that hour until morning the smaller engine of 150 horse Power is used. A fort Wayne arc and a general electric incandescent switch Board each of Marble with polished brass mountings have been installed in the Plant. Observance of the next Holiday on the jewish Calendar will he a spa Saab a which will occur on the evening of the 14th Day of a a Nisan or according to the Gregorian Cale Daron wednesday evening april 3rd, at 7 of clock and will continue for eight Days. The Observance of these Days is in commemoration of the exodus of the jews from Egypt under the leadership of Moses. During this period a a matzo a commonly called the easter cake is eaten in place of bread. The congregation of the by Nai Zion synagogue will have special services during Liis week. Box social a Box social will be held at the Trinity m. E. Church saturday evening at 7 30 of clock. A Short literary program including singing recitations and the phonograph will be rendered. A unique feature will be the reports from All who have earned a Dollar. Following this will he the Box social. All friends and members of the Church Are requested to prepare boxes and enjoy the evening socially. Refreshments including ice Cream cake and candies w ill be served. New Green House. Two new Green houses will be built at Castle a Rove this Spring. Each House will be 320 feet Long. J. Hutchins of new York is the contractor. The work is join finished by april 15. Many of the smaller buildings and farm houses will be painted and general improve ments made Over the entire estate. Notice. Members of the a Orient a knights of pythias will enjoy a banquet at the armory Friday evening at 8 of clock. All members Are requested to be present. Committee. Job printing the office of the american using furnished with a Large ats amp a turn of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the published announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing ofal kinds and desorption. Jug to get our paces before place your orders. Flood on Mahoning Keek High water As a result of sunday night a rain. The heavy rain of sunday night was followed with a general Rise of water which at Many places during monday assumed the proportion of a dangerous flood which impeded travel and obliged industries to shut Down. Mahoning Creek at this place was on a rampage and Early monday morning the Back water began to find its Way into the cellars on Mill Street. The merchants All along the thoroughfare were a Busy set during the Early hours removing their goods to the upper stories of the stores. Fortunately the water began to fall before any but the deeper cellars were flooded. The entire locality known As a the Flat was submerged. On Centre Street the water extended up to the Peoples store. About 10 of clock every cellar was filled with water which was on the verge of entering the first stories when the flood began to subside. Apprehending a higher Rise the families 011 Centre and Bank streets had moved into the second stories of their houses. The Creek began to overflow about 4 of clock in the morning. John risen Hart is deploring the loss of 14 valuable chickens which were confined in coops in the rear of City Hall. A Large number were hens sitting the eggs being very Choice. The water Rose rapidly and the chickens coops and All were swept away before the owner was aware of it. At Mausdale the cellars of the two stores owned by William Lawrence and e. 8. Delsite were flooded and a Small Quantity of goods damaged. The Chillisquaque Creek at Washingtonville As usual overflowed its Banks flooding the Public roads and rendering travel impossible or dangerous. The water was within 4 inches of being As High As at any time in its history. Eight pole belonging to the Montour amp Columbia Telephone company were washed away. Beyond this it appears no4 damage was done. The annual break up. The ice left the River at this place about half past 5 of clock tuesday morning on an eight foot flood which during the Forenoon Rose to a height of fifteen feet. The breaking up of the ice is usually a great attraction to our citizens but owing to the Early hour at which it occurred tuesday the Best part of the spectacle was lost except to a very few. During the greater part of the Day however the Side walk of the River Bridge was lined by men women and children watching the big masses of ice As they drifted Onward breaking into fragments with a groaning sound As they struck the piers or silently passing out of sight As they swept under the Bridge. The ice which did not seem More than 10 inches or a foot in thickness passed of the North Branch quietly enough. Twice during the Forenoon it stopped running Here but Only for a Short time. At Wolverton however there was a big Jam which did not break until about one of clock in the afternoon. The West Branch is Clear of ice As far North As lock Haven. Pastor and wife surprised. The parsonage of the Shiloh Reform cd Church Bloom Street tuesday eve was crowded to the doors by one Hundred and fifteen of the parishioners who had assembled in Honor of the first anniversary of Kev. Theorge e. Limbertus pastorate. The affair was planned As a Surprise by the ladies of the Church and was very successfully carried through. Both or. And mrs. Limbert were taken entirely by Surprise. Light refreshments were served after which the party withdrew leaving As tokens of their esteem an elegant upholstered chair for mrs. Limbert and a revolving chair for the pastor s study. A. J. Leniger Secretary. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Uganda Cigar company held at Harrisburg monday a. L. Jackson of Chicago was elected president n. B. Shultz of Philadelphia vice president a. J. Leniger of Danville Secretary and treasurer and j. H. Witter of Newmanstown general daily. Death of a Veteran. John Stuart father of Jacob Stuart of frosty Valley and Well known in this City died at Almedia Columbia county thursday March 7, and was buried last saturday at Numidia. The deceased was a Veteran of the civil War a member of company a 93rd regiment Penna. Vols. He enlisted september 25,1861, and was discharged june 27, 1805. A gift from or. Rogers. St. Stephens episcopal Church at it. Carmel was dedicated tuesday with impressive services conducted by Bishop Talbot. The Church is a very handsome on3 and is free from debt. The baptismal font was a present to the Church from d. .1. Rogers of this City. Business change. The grocery store formerly Ruu by James Martin no. 310 Mill Street into Lyons building has been purchased by Cromwell Bros. The store is being remodeler and a new line of fancy groceries will be put in. The Flore w s reopened this morning. The Story of the reformation at the opera House last night was much enjoyed. C

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