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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - March 25, 1909, Danville, Pennsylvania y Menean vol. 55�?no 12danville pa., thursday. March 25,1h09 established in 185c or. Irving h. Jennings dkn11st. Office hours a. A a a to i m. 10 4 Mill ., i p. U. To 4 p. M. Danville a. P Shultz in. 425 Mill ., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach anti intestine a specially items condensed. C the state Normal school blooms Burg Awill open for the Spring term on monday. March 39th, 1901�. The laboratories Library and gym u Asi inn the new Halls of the literary societies and Tho Model school Are pleasing to All Earnest students. For further information address .1. Waller or. Principal. A Flower bed of daisies has bloomed All Winter in the Yard of . John s. Hughes Hopewell a Schuylkill a Alley lows the Pittsburg and Allegheny orphan Asylum is suit Cring from an epidemic of chickenpox or rather its juvenile inmates Are. The Philadelphia presbyterian orphanage Wallingford Chester county Lias been an Rautine by the local Board of health on account of the presence of Scarlet fever among the inmates. The Huntingdon reformatory will take care of one of Lebanon county a fastest Ball players during the coming season. His name is Leo rothgaber Aud the trouble was aggravated assault. Believing that her husband was peacefully sleeping after suffering great pain Strickland Harden of Chester stood by his bedside for some time not knowing that he was dead. He died of pneumonia. While the women a foreign missionary society of leh Igli presbytery was in session Catasauqua one of the deletes. Wife of the Rev. Or Sterling of East May Dii chunk was fatally stricken with paralysis. Charles Furman of Wal Hsiug Luze Renu county noted for witty and Clever sayings was recently arrested on the charge of drunkenness. Upon his return Home he made a noose out of a fishing he doubled and hanged himself to a lamp Hook in the Middle of the dining room ceiling. Mercer county has a productive District in the Cool Spring township Oil Field. Since was opened thirty eight Wells have Cheu completed of which Twenty eight Are Good producing Oil Wells eight Gas Wells and two Dray holes. Twelve thousand feet of new Road will be built As an Experiment this year in Cumberland of duty. is called terror thic Asphalt Road Aud is constructed by ploughing Aud grading the Clay surface and mixing with crude Petroleum with an Asphalt basis. There is a hurry up in mining in the Anthracite District present. Last week in the Reading District alone Over 400,000 tons were mined. An organization was recently organized in Lancaster county the purpose of which is to hold county fairs. On saturday a charter was granted by the court. Mrs William Cope of tin cum township Delaware county has been bequeathed an estate valued $20,000 by her Uncle who recently died in new York. Her husband is a Bridge tender in Tho employ of the Philadelphia and Keading Railroad. Last saturday credentials were issued to the 200 delegates who will represent Tho ninth District the coming tri state convention of United Minn workers to to held Stanton today. This District is composed of Bochu Alki 11,Northumberland, and Dauphin counties. Half the number elected delegates Are said to have been instructed to vote for a tie up unless Tho demand for recognition is granted by the operators. A unusual state of affairs for the so Days of business depression is reported from Wilkes Barre. Talmre has be a a congestion of freight in the Ailt is of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad in that Olav and in order to break Aud get things in Good running order again the Pennsylvania Railroad company has agreed to loan Twenty Tive of its big freight engines. They were sent from Harrisburg an Sunbury a notable testimonial dinner was tendered senator ponro6o last saturday night in Philadelphia by the members of Tho postmasters association of Pennsylvania which was in recognition of his work As chairman of the Senate committee of Postoff Oes Aud pos roads and As the head of die United states joint postal commission. The dinner waa attended by about 350 postmasters and there we j a number of invited guests among hem being postmaster general Hitchoock. Hon. L. W. Welliver representing the Peoples Ideal Telephone company appeared before the Borough Council Friday eve asking that a franchise be granted his company permitting to erect poles on the streets and alleys of Danville. He made a Strong plea explaining that the people s line of seven Hundred subscribers has already been granted a franchise by the boroughs of Muncy picture rocks Hughesville Millville Wash Ingouville and Turbotville. The application was discussed length when on motion of or. Fin Tiigran the matter was referred to committee on Law. On motion of or. Cleaver was ordered that five rubber Coats be purchased for the fire department to be used by the chief Aud four assistants on motion of or. Jones the Street waa instructed to make repairs on the Alley leading from Hooper Street to Tho River. Of l option of or. Dentsch was ordered that 300 feet of do Inch Hose be purchased to be used in Tush aug Mill Street. The Hose is to be equipped with half Iun nozzle. On motion of or. Cleaver was ordered that bids be invited for painting the outside of City Hall. On motion the Bond of Harry Ellen Bogen Borough treasurer for Teu thousand dollars was approved by Council. The Bond of Harry Patton Secretary Aud receiver of water Reut for two Hundred dollars was also approved along with the Bond of p. J. Keefer Street commissioner and superintendent of water works for live Hundred dollars. Of motion of or. Oleaver was ordered that citizens be request of to remove Asli heaps and other trash where such Haa been permitted to no cumulate in the alleys. The Street commissioner was ordered to enforce the ordinance. On motion of or. Pursel was ordered that. One thousand second Clai s paving Brick be sold to William treas Market Price. On motion of or. Pursel was ordered that Limestone be purchased for use in Street clerk to order the material As needed. The following Hills were approved for payment Borough depot. T i. V bin sum regular employees. $117.50 Sarah to Cue 6.00 Jesse Klase. 5.15 i >8i a Shults 6 00 a 11. Grone 91.95 the Gem. 60.00 w. S. Hunt. 11.95 labor Aud hauling. 47.25 Tere Woodring amp co. .16 60 James Gibson. 12.75 l. E group amp of. 98.42 water Dep regular Emp loves. $161.40 p. H. Foust. 53.95 Friendship fire co. 23 69 Peoples Coal Yard. 93 83 labor on repairs. 18.00 the following members were present Schatz. Oleaver Jones Everhart Deutsh. Marshall. Finnigan in Rev Pursel and Ilea. Chief Burgess a. C. Ames Arv was also present the meeting. Gideon m. Shoop a leading citizen and nearly life Long resident of Dau Ville died his Home East Market Street 8 50 of look saturday evening after an illness of nearly two years duration due to the infirmities of advanced age. Or. Shoop s Active business career is closely identified with the growth Aud Prosperity of Danville. He was n Man of business integrity and of great Enterprise. He was always arrayed of the Side of Civio righteousness and his Active Aid was never withheld from Auy movement that had for its object the uplifting of the masses. He was born in Northumberland county june 21, 1821, a son of George and Elizabeth Shoop he was the youngest of a family of seven children Aud attended the common schools of his native county until he was thirteen years of age. He then went to Franklin county Aud Learned the Art of manufacturing French Buhr Mill stones which he worked for two years. Lie continued to Harry on his Trade until he removed to Danville in 1841. He came to Danville As collecting agent for several stage lines but later embarked in the lumber business owning Aud operating several saw Mills. In 1846 or. Shoop rented the Quot Brady hotel a repaired Aud improved adding another Story Aud cd Augius the name to that of the Quot Montour House. Quot As landlord or. Shoop conducted the Montour House for eighteen Mouths. Though a Public spirited citizen Ami influential in affairs the deceased never was an office seeker he served As postmaster of Dauville but with this exception his ambition never led him b9yond the pursuits of private citizenship. He was a member of the methodist episcopal Church for Many years lie was president of the Board of trustees a Steward Aud a teacher of the Sabbath school. For a number of years to was a director of the Danville National Bauk. He was also a member of the Board of trustees of the Hospital for the insane. For a Long time he was a director in Tho Bridge company. He was also a director in the Dauville Nail and manufacturing company of december 2, 1846, the deceased married Amelia d., daughter of William Gearhart who departed this life several years ago one son William g Shoop survives. Fox released from custody sweeper May not be used with the Advent of Spring the subject of keeping the Mill Street paving clean has begun to occupy the attention of Council. seems quite Clear that the members Are determined that the paving during the coming year shall be kept cleaner than any time in the past. the last meeting of Council three Hundred feet of special Hose were ordered purchased to be used exclusively in fun shrug the Street. Flushing in the past was practically impossible owing to the want of suitable Hose. This method of Quot leaning the paving will now be employed whenever the Street seems to he in such condition As to require . There seems to be some doubt present whether the Street sweeper will 1 be used the coming season. The prevailing sentiment among the business men on the Street seems to be that better results were obtained in ring the summer before last when the Street was kept clean by a Man and push cart constantly employed pm the Job than were obtained during last summer when the Street sweeper was employed three nights in a week in the intervals Between sweeping nights is urged that the paving becomes very dirty and unsightly while the Street sweeper though efficacious enough in one sense becomes a great Nois Anoe by throwing dust up Over Tho sidewalks. Street sweeping was lao nosed the last meeting of c Tun Oil and was referred to the committee on streets and Bridges which will decide a to what method of keeping the paving clean shall be employed during the coming year. A report will be presented the next meeting of Tounch. Ata regular meeting of the school Board monday eve was a avoided to abandon the vertical system of penmanship in use in the Borough schools Aud to substitute a modified slut system As the b06t one suited to present conditions. A committee consisting of to Dougli superintendent Dieffenbache and messes. and Magill of the High school faculty was appointed the previous meeting to examine the different systems of penmanship with a View of displacing the vertical system present in use. This committee presented its report for the first tiling Moubray eve explaining that had examined both the budget system plan and the copy Hook plan Aud that its preference lies with Tho latter. The committee approved of a modified Slautas the Best suited for our schools present As is calculated to overcome the tendency toward backhand Aud vertical writing. The Committer recommended for the grades Quot practical writing by Platt r. Spencer a sons and the Palmer method of a Siuess writing for supplementary work a copy to be placed in the hands of each teacher. On motion of or. Burns was ordered that the of the special committee be adopted. No change in the system of penmanship employed can to made the present school year. The n w system will go into use next fall or. Burns reported that the electric fire alarm in the first third Aud fourth wards Lias been put in working order. In the second Ward lie said several wires have been Cut. Or. in Talbod the system has the repairs in band and will so a to that the broken wins in the second Ward Are mended. Of motion of or. Heiss was ordered that a barrel of sweeping compound be purchased for use in tie schools of the first Ward. The Ftp owing members were present Pursel Orth. Burns Swarts. Redding Lloyd. Fish Heiss Cole and Barber. The following Bills were for payment Erza Haas. O. B. Savage Boyer Bros. J. P. Bare w. E. Hester. Charles Mottern. Isaac Pitman amp sous Remington Type writer of Danville . mfg. Co i grower Harry. Cromwell has instituted a suit against the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad company to recover damages for a horse which had to be killed As the result of being struck by a passenger train while passing through this City on september 28, 1908. The Accident occurred As the 5 44 East bound train was approaching the station. Or. Cromwell s delivery Wagon was struck of the Church Street crossing Aud thrown Over into the Gutter. The horses leg was broken and the animal had to be killed. The plaintiff alleges that tiie train was running a Quot High improper and negligent rate of Speed a when the Accident occurred also that the Engineer failed to give the proper signals notice or warning to persons using the Street Aud crossing. The plaintiff asks damage. In the sum of five Hundred dollars. Summons were issued of monday and were served on the company tuesday. Ralph the plaintiff. Trinity lutheran Church War the a Reue of a most impressive service Latt night when the remodeler and beautified edifice was re consecrated free of All indebtedness. The service was the last of the series marking the 50th anniversary of the Church yesterday March 24th, being Tho real birthday of the congregation. Rev. E. F. Rat p m Harrisburg marcl>24. Bishop John w. Hamilton presiding officer in his open aug prayer the annual Central Pennsylvania conference of methodist this morning prayed for a better legislature in Pennsylvania. A fervent chorus of a a Mons ran through the fifth Street Church h9 the kneeling delegates clerical and ter pastor of holy Trinity Church of Lay Aud the women visitors voiced Canton was organized approved 1.50 17.26 2.60 25.00 7.35 1.75 3.69 .60 307.01 if local Odd Fellows Ever had occasion for Pride and self grat nation was last night when As the result of their labors and Devotion to the principles of the order a Canton the highest rank of Odd Fellowship. Walt instituted in Danville. Department commander Genera j. B. Andrews and staff of Altoona along with Many distinguished Odd Fellows of Liis Section were present and participated in the ceremonies. A Large contingent arrived via the Dauville and Bloo Lusburg electric railway comprising Odd Fellows from Bloomsburg Catawissa. Berwick and other towns. The new Canton was organized with thirty members. The officers Are As follows Captain or. Juo. Sweisfort to % r. Richardson Ensign r. A. Hicks clerk a. H. Grone accountant o. E. Shultz after the ceremony of constituting Tho Canton was Over a smoker was held. is doubtful whether Odd Fellows anywhere in this Section Piave handsomer quarters than the Danville Brethren. The rooms have been decorated painted and refurnished a heavy expense. The Fine quarters were much admired he the visitors last night. 1 their approval. A a o god give us a better legislate tire a was the Bishops prayer. A let us have statesmen that Cali serve god As Well As Man. In your divine judgment let us have a legislative body unafraid to do the right putting into motion the machinery whose sound will Echo in the Homes of thousands and whose vibrations will be the Center of interest for its six Days of revolutions the annual conference was launched this morning fifth Street Church for the forty first occasion. Heart to heart talk. The Bishop 10 15 of clock formally opened the morning session with a heart to heart talk. Quot i am Here As Ono of you a he declared. A i am going to sit Here with you Aud the superintendents so you May make your Scranton and president of the Wilkes Barre Cou frence occupied the pulpit for the occasion. Proceeding the service miss Josephine Cousart rendered an Organ recital of fifteen minutes. The Church choir also rendered two anthems. J he soloist of the evening was miss Bowers of Shamokin. Who Sang with phasing effect a open the Gates of the Temple. A Rev. Or. Ritter prefacing his Sermon with some remarks appropriate to the 50th anniversary of the congregation and the service of rededication took for his text 2nd Kings 22nd chapter 8th to 10th verses telling the Well known Story of the finding of tin copy of the Laws of god by Hilkirk the High priest when the House of the lord was repaired in tie Days of Josiah King of Israel. The thought brought out from this text was the uniting of the old and the new in the impressions of dip. Rededication Aud anniversary services. Betting a precedent that met with Rev. Ritter Hail Tiree main Quot thoughts approval the prelate told the delegates a Short session of court was held in the grand jury room saturday morn with his Honor judge Evans and associates Blee Aud welliver of the Bench. William u. Fox and William Kelley both of whom have been in prison for some months following arrest for desertion and non support were brought before court. Each of the men had been sentence-1 to costs of prosecution. Allowance of four dollars per week for the support of his family and to give Bond in $200 fur the faithful Perfo Nance of his Doty. Neither of the then had been Able to find a bomb Man and under the terms of the sout Euca were obliged to remain in jail. In foxes Case a petition was presented from the county commissioners representing that he has not paid the costs and that he is unable to procure the necessary Bond. The edition represented further that Fox had promised to support his wife Aud that the couple had agreed to live together. The commissioners therefore prayed that Fox be discharged As provided by the act of june 13, 1883. Foxes wife who was present was called before Tho court and explained what indiscretions on the part of her husband had led to their separation Fox of being called upon made certain promises on the strength of which the court made an order releasing him from custody. Fox had been in jail since january 2nd. William Kelly Scase. Thomas c. Welsh. Esq. Appeared for William Kelly. The latter was before court last october. After being sentenced to his wife four dollars per week he was committed to jail until the terms of his sentence was complied with. He was released in in january was brought up again and recommitted to jail. The attorney presented a petition representing that the prisoner is unable to the costs Aud Fine As he has no estate and that he is unable to procure a Bondsman the court declined to order Kelley a release saturday but granted a Rule to show cause Why he should not be released from custody. Meanwhile Kelly is to remain in jail. Foxes release still leaves Teu men in the county jail. Painted with venetian red the committee of Public property is determined that Tho painting of City Hall authorized last Friday night shall be completed be fore the Date of the Odd Fellows anniversary. The invitation for bids stipulates that the painting must be done before april 26, 1909. The build aug As viewed from Mill Street will present a very Bright and attractive Apps race. The specifications Call for the painting of Tho South Side and of the Brick portion exposed on the norther Side with two Coats of value Tau red the joints to to pointed with Cement where Putty will not answer the front of the building is to be painted two Coats the colors to be selected by the committee on Public buildings is to be regretted that the committee can not see its Way Clear to have the rear of the building painted to correspond with the sides and front. The decision present is that the rear of the build aug shall receive no paint. The bids will be opened a special meeting of Council to be held on next monday night. Or. Amedon out on crutches or. Amedon construction Engineer of the Vanamringe Granite company who had charge of the erection of the soldiers Monument this place is convalescent after a very serious attack of illness. When he left Danville about the holidays or. was suffering from a very sore foot caused by a heavy weight falling upon . Later his condition became very serious and he was confined to his Home All Winter. present he is Able to walk on crutches. The Vanamringe Granite com Jan is desirous that the finishing touches be put upon Tho memorial under or. Amadou s direction and to that end the completion of the work will be postponed As Long As possible. was stated yesterday that is not Likely that anything will be done until the Middle of april least will require Only a week to ten Days to Complete the memorial. Cal Al adjuster opened the Safe in his Sermon 1st�?how the old became new 2nd�?how in the new the old remains 3rd�?how old and new Are to remain together in the work of the Church. Under the first head was pointed out How nil has become now in the Interior of Trinity lutheran Church the furniture and furnishings which beautify the House of god and yet not without sacrifice and labor but in the new Tho old remains the old building the old foundations and Walls the old pulpit and altar so also the old Ever abiding word of god. From the old Bible the old truths in the Church the old sacraments the old commandments the old Faith. The old congregation also remains Ever dying Aud yet Ever living in the life of new ones added to the flock. So there is to be in this new yet old House of god an old and yet Ever new lit. The old word is to be heard with v v love the old gospel is to he Preache with new Zeal the old Faitie is to he received with new blessings. With the old faithfulness and new Zeal i Star Aud people Are to Pray and labor together for naw blessings. After Tho Sermon the pastor Rev. L. 1 Ulrich led in the service. White rubber Coats expensive to fall la line As he was desirous of shaking each by the hand. Officers elected. Officers were elected As follows Secretary j. F. Anderson recorder e. H. Heckman assistants Marshall Piper Aud j. S. Sous or statistician h. O. Hinkle ,. Kearns. J. O. Collins. G. A. Duvall. J. V. Royer,.t. W. Shearer g. W. Mcilnay h. E. Crow. W. W. Banks j. W. Long j. W. A Billington. W. A. Graham treasurer. John Horning assistants. In. B. Smith j. Mck. Reily. A k. Knisely b. A. Salter. .1 e. A. Buncke 8. S. Carmill j. R Ebner. J. T. Bell. W. E. Watkins e. F. Sponsler s. T. Rounsley. Rev. Brill a suspension. The suspension of Rev. William Brill pastor of . Paul a. Danville was the subject to which a Good Deal of time was devoted the minister pkg suspended during the Middle of the conference year charged with non i ayin eat of debts. A court of fifteen members was appointed to try the Case. A Long discussion ensued before the manner of selecting the court i determined. A rising vote was taken Aud there were 97 for,42 against laying the substitute of the table. Or. M. K. Foster Rev. J. K. Lloyd Rev. John Horning were authorized As counsel for the conference in the Case. As the defendant. Counsel were appointed revs. Johi b. Mann Edgar r Heckman Aud John h. Morgan. 3 sentiment among the delegates was that the two counsel bodies Confer with the committee of fifteen and make amicable adjustment. Funds Are deeded. Plans Are a completed quarantine is lifted by spate Harrisburg pa., Murli �4. The state livestock sanitary Hoard has issued an order releasing from quarantine for foot Aud Mouth disease the whole state except a few districts in Lancaster and Delaware counties the order to take effect 011 March 26. The quarantine against shipments by rail and moving cattle on highways is also raised. The districts remaining in qua ran a Tine Are the townships of East Donegal Ralpho Peru Warwick. West Earl. Upper Leacock. Leacock East Lampeter Manheim East a Hempfield. West hemp fled. Manor. Laumaster. Pequea West Lampeter so Rayburg Providence Conestoga Martio and Dromore Ami the boroughs and the City of Lancaster included therein in Lancaster county and the Borough of Glenolden in Delaware county. O. D. Learned of new York City claim adjuster for the Fidelity amp casualty Cin Pany. Wit i which the Farmers Bank Exchange was insured arrived Exchange yesterday and with the Aid of a Blacksmith soon had the vault door open. Inside was the Safe us ruched with the Bank a funds intact. is now the general the attempted robbery last saturday night Wai of expert burglars and that the robbers found the vault door too Tough a proposition to crack or that they wore frightened away before they had gone the limit with their desperate act. Opinion that Exchange not the work the last meeting of of Urcil in was decided that tie chief of the fire department Aud his four assistants Ghoul 1 he furnished with new rubber Coats. The question that Gill remains to he settled is whether the Coats shall he White or Lack. The question of color was discussed by Council All agreeing that White was preferable for the i Lief and his , As thus arrayed they could the More Easis be distinguished from the rank and file c. Lie firemen Wra. Hans and specifications tor the lug Lack Coats. Grandstand and the Fence of Tho base pursuant to instructions from Conn Ball ground of the Dauville athletic cil Borough Secretary h. B. Patton association were completed monday. Wrote for prices receiving in reply and bids have been advertised quotations showing that White rubber contract for the Carpenter work will Rountr Cost seven dollars and those of be awarded in a few Days Lack rubber four dollars. Ground for the grand Maud has Al the marked difference in Price was ready been staked off the Southern not figured on and the committee on Corner of the tract next to Beaver lire declines to assume the response in Street. The grand stand will be one Mility of deciding which color shall be Hundred feet Long a i will contain 1 adopted. The whole matter will be six tiers of seats. will hold five put up to Council its next meeting Hundred people. The i n in n 11 i funeral of along with the grand stand will require a great Deal of Good lumber and will constitute the biggest item of Cost incurred in getting the grounds in shape. The Carpenter work can not be completed in less Tuliau a month. The work of Grad tug is being pus i de along As rapidly As possible. Ten men and two carts were employed yesterday. A flue Diamond is being constructed the Clay used being carted from be Meadow West of the grounds. The association feels confident that the new grounds will be ready for a game on april 27th, the Date of the g. M. Shoop West Chester reports the presence of an Albino Sparrow in one of its Parks the Coal and Coke shipments originating on the Pennsylvania Railroad East of Pittsburg and Erie for the week ending March 13 allowed a gain Over the preceding week of 119,816 Short tons. The total shipments amounted to 1,001,661 Short tons Harry nose of Berwick has a Sharp piece of steel in an Arm which he has Felt working up and Down for seven years. 1 the funeral of Gideon m. Shoop took place yesterday afternoon and 1 was largely attended j the services were conducted by the i Rev. E h. Yocum of Lewis town i former pastor of the deceased. The pall bearers were or. J. E. Robbia. John Keim g. Shoop Hunt. Thomas w. Bartholomew James o. Warner Aud Wesley Perdiue. Interment was made m Fairview cemetery. The following persons from out of town tended the funeral George Shoop and Rod Edwin Shoop of . W. Vetter mr., a Odd l Ellowe Gearhart of Catawissa miss Derr of Lewisburg and . Zimmerman of Steelton. Mrs. Esther lot Taustein widow of j. W. Hottenstein. Of South Bethlehem whose death was reported to have resulted from a blow struck by Charles f. Miller proprietor of the Pacific hotel there has sued Miller to recover $10,000 damages. The coroners jury had previously exonerated Miller. Choosing death by his own hand in preference to the humiliation of living to see his business confiscated and sold to satisfy his creditors. David Lark a prominent Granite and Marble merchant of Frankford Philadelphia fatally shot himself half an hour be fore the Sale was to begin. A a York Man who sent in a false fire alarm is now serving a ninety Day sentence

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