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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - March 29, 1906, Danville, PennsylvaniaJob printing i he circulation of this paper is in a creasing rapidly. It will pay it to advertise in the Amaru an subscriptions per year a this country will no Var i entirely free until it supplies allot its own demands with its own productions or it in it 13. Danville. 1a., Thi rs1 a March 21. 1906. Established in 1855 the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Typ. Arid Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at a ii times to execute in the neatest manner. Job printing of All kinds and description do. 1 in h. In mugs us Mist. T ice la it 1/vh j .4. A in n m might St. R a i a i a m a i ii i la i. I a f 1 a 1 1/1/. A i �T�25 mrs and a n v 111 k. A. Of the >1 oni atch und intestines Peci Alty. A a it a. U Reyn i a. 1 Nti it m l Al Dan vile. A r n a?1 bran her. Charge my. Fitl 0 a a it re guaranteed a Tal 1 s Mak Simian rites 0bskkvhi� personal he news. .maro11 holds the Winter record. Look like i lit Spring i Haw at last. The Law of Pennsylvania forbids the Sale or gift of a cigarette or a cigarette in Aih a to any person Butler the age of 21. It is ii Orceil about As Well As most restrictive acts of that sort Are let re that is to it it to it is not an unusual sight to see Young boys inhaling the fumes of cigarettes. The House committee of the judiciary Lias decided that Congress cannot regulate the insurance business. The states will have to attend to this matter. Never Cross the Bridge until you reach it. Consequently it would be a Good idea for the Pessimist not to feel the result of the looked for strike in the Coal Region until it actually occurs. Rumor credits or. Schwab of Riverside drive with the ambition to lie senator from Nevada. There can at least be no objection from or. Clark of fifth Avenue the senator from York world. For store room double counters including floored basement on of the Best locations in town an old established stand. 321 Mill Street. Possession april 1st. Mrs. A. W. Pierce Corner Mahoning and ferry streets Danville. It seems that when a Pittsburg Man Mari knit i it Rich . Ine thing he wants to do is to get rid of his wife. A Hazleton Man who was suffering from an ulc ered tooth adopted a strenuous plan of stopping the pain. He blew his head off with dynamite. It is believed to have been effectual. The new japanese minister to Russia was Given an audience by the Czar thursday. Previous to the War a Tail uese was an Ordinary mortal in Russia. Now every hair on the new ministers head looks to the average russian like a strand of wire Rosie. Por Central a Brick dwelling sixteen rooms Bath hot and cold water flue Well water Large Yard suitable for i Jarding House ouly $18 month remit. 323 Mill Street. Mrs. A. W. Pierce Corner Mahoning and ferry a reefs Danville. Several journals Call attention to the tact that while Europe it a ii la us a lot of scum in the form of immigrants Wear getting even in the Hunch of insurance men that we an shipping to foreign shores. About $8,000,000 is the sum which former president Mccurdy of the Mutual life and other members of his family will be required to restore to the company. The proceedings instituted on Friday Call for the restitution by the elder Mccurdy of $3,370,341. A Lancaster woman ill with pneumonia died on Friday. She believed in the Efth Acy of prayer and sri stoutly refused fhe services of a physician. Evidently the lord does t believe in helping those who will not them a a elves. The most terrible Grade crossing Accident that has Ever happened in this j \ Irinita occurred saturday afternoon just East of Sunbury on the p. Amp r. Railway. Six persons were killed instantly Ami a six year old girl died soon after she was taken to it the Hospital. The dead Are George w. Neidig aged 65 Cyrus Neidig a son. Aged 36 Clarence Neidig another son aged 41 mrs. Clarence Neidig aged 29 three children of or. And mrs. Clarence Neidig Blanch aged 6 a Mary aged 4 and Gilbert age i 2. The elder Neidis live Oil a farm at Augustaville Rockefeller township about 6 Miles from Sunbury. The son Cyrus resides of the farm adjoining his father s property. Saturday morn ing the father Cyrus Ami Ira Neidig the latter residing in sunburn had driven to town. Or. And mrs. Clarence Neidig Ami the children who live in East Sunbury were accompanying the father Ami Cyrus Hack to the old Homestead for a visit when the appalling catastrophe occurred. The scene of the Accident was at the old pump station about2% Miles from sunburn at a place where the Peun Sylvania and p. Amp r. Tracks Ruu parallel and about 25 feet apart. The party were in a covered Spring Wagon George Neidig driving. The track where the Road crosses it at this Point is obstructed from sight of either Side until one is almost on the rails neither is there a watchman stationed Here. Passenger train no. 5, due at Sunbury at 4 08 was 20 minutes late Aud was running fast to make up time. When but a Short distance from the crossing the Engineer Irvin Seider of Tamaqua first saw the Wagon immovable on the tracks the Driver frantically lashing the horses to get them away from the awful danger spot. The animals however terrified refused to move. As soon As the train had struck the Wagon the horses ran away neither of them Hurt. The Only occupant of the Wagon who lived after the Wagon was struck was six year old Blanche Neidig. Her spine was broken and she died 30 minutes after arriving at the Packer Hospital. Mrs. Neidig and her youngest child were found wedge a in the Pilot of the engine. All wore frightfully mutilated. George Neidigk a wife survive suit club illegal lottery. Judge Wilson in Quarter sessions court no. 1 at Philadelphia has decided that suit clubs wherein members pay $1 a week Ami draw once a week for a suit of clothes the Lucky drawer not having to make and future payments Are illegal lotteries within the meaning of the Laws of Pennsylvania and have no right to exist. The court reached this decision in the Case of George e. Pointer a tailor who organized one of these clubs several months ago. An agent for the merchant tailors Exchange swore out a warrant before a magistrate for the Man s arrest. Wishing to make a test Cuse of the living Uncertain of the Law himself the magistrate held the defendant in his own recognizance Ami returned tie Case to court. At the trial of the Case there was no denial of any of the facts concerning the club s existence. When judge Wilson was asked for binding instructions in favor of the defendant lie refused and said that there was evidence of a illegal lottery Ami he would so charge the jury which brought in a verdict of guilty. Guardian appointed a Short session of court was held yesterday morning with associate judges Blee and Wagner of the Bench. Arthur leighow was appointed guardian for Liis minor children Benjamin a. Mary j.,William Elroy Isaiah j., and Amos Yastine leighow. Thomas a. Adams is seriously ill at his Home in South Danville. Royal baking1 powder absolutely pure distinctively a Cream of tartar baking powder it does not contain an atom of phosphatic acid which is the product of Bones digested in sulphuric acid or of Alum which is one third sulphuric acid substances adopted for other baking powders because of their cheapness. The remains of Henry \ Niebler. Whose sudden death occurred wednesday night were consigned to the grave in 011 Fellows cemetery on saturday 1 afternoon. The funeral took place from the first Baptist Church at 2 of clock and was largely attended. Montour Lodge no. 108, i o. O. F of which the deceased had been a 111111 her since 1872, turned out in a body sum seventy Floc following the re Mains to the grave. In solemn pro cession the members of the order marched from the Lodge room to the first Baptist Church when abundant space 1 had been reserved for them in the front part of the Church. Tin pall bearers were chosen from among the members of tin order Aud were in r. I Williams i. \ Williams or. Jno. Sweisfort John Mong August Hern Merly and Arthur Myerly. The Odd Fellows were further represented by a Beautiful Floral tribute �11 the form of three links in which the colors Pink. Red Ami purple were very artistically i interwoven the services were conducted by Rev. John Sherman pastor of tin Church his remarks were founded 011 second 1 Timothy. 4th chapter and 7th and St 11 verses a i have fought the Good Light i have finished my Conree. I have kept the Faith flee Forth there is Laid tip for me a Crown of righteousness while the lord the righteous judge shall give me at that the Sermon pail a Beautiful tribute to the straight Forward Aud blameless life of the deceased. Extolling his character and drawing Many useful lessons from his generosity his High conceptions of Justice Ami Honor and his unflinching Devotion to duty Ami religion. The services at the grave were in the hands of the 011 Fellows the burial rites of the order were performed with unusually marked and impressive it feet Rev. John Sherman pastor of the Church being chaplain of the Lodge. The following out of town person attended the funeral Charles Kneib Ler brother of the deceased of Wilkes Barre mrs. Louisa of Slossar. Miss Mary o . And mrs. Genaria Ami son Charles it of Bloomsburg or Ami mrs. David Rockefeller Aud or. Aud mrs. Arthur Kneibler of Philadelphia or. Aud mrs. Bolivar Ainther Man of Deiblers station or. And mrs. Joseph Gulick. Misses Stella and Maize Gulick of Kline Grove or. Aud mrs. Walter Gulick James Reed or. And mrs. Beagle or. And mrs. William Johnson Ami mrs. Ernest. Man of Kus town a or. And mrs. Harry Kneibler and two children James and Arthur of Scranton or. And mrs. Samuel Barrett and or. Ami mrs. Joseph Neal of Williamsport and miss Anna Vankirk of Milton. Special meeting of Council. The ii rough Council held a so Vecial meeting last night for the purpose of considering some matters relative to the reconstruction of North Mill Street under the Sproul Good Road act of May 1, 190.�?��. The following Niem Lars were present Boyer. Yastine Dietz Jacobs Angle Finnigan Hughes and Bedea. Borough solicitor k. S. Gear Hart was also present. Or. Gearhart last week took a trip to Harrisburg in the interest of obtain ing state Aid for the reconstruction of Mill Street. He presented a report Hist night describing his interview with state Highway commissioner Hunter although Danville made application last fall it was Learned that several other applicants Wen ahead of us. Irlich May occasion some delay. Or. Gearhart however stated that the Outlook is quite encouraging. Before the next step can he taken by the state it will be necessary for the Borough to comply w Ith certain terms of the Highway department which were fully described by or. Gearhart. The Highway department however asks nothing unreasonable and everything will no doubt go on swimmingly. The Only unfortunate feature is that a Little delay May occur As the Highway commissioner owing to prior applications does not think that lie can Send tit Engineer corps Here until after the first of june. Surprise party. A delightful Surprise party was tendered mrs. Charles f. Rovenolt in Turbotville monday evening tie occasion being her 58th birthday. Her children presented mrs. Rovenolt with a Beautiful Morris chair. The following were present or. And mrs. Stephen Glaze or. And mrs. William Bryson or. Ami mrs. Simon . Aud mrs. It. F. Rovenolt or. And mrs. H. A. Snyder or. And mrs. C. Seidel Rovenolt or. And mrs. T. F. Monges or. And mrs. Frank e. Rovenolt or. And mrs. E. B. Schuyler mrs. Robert Gaston mrs. New ton Smith misses Avis Melva Arabella Edna Ami Berea Rovenolt Katie and Amelia Mengos a a Aud Kathryn Schuyler Thelma Smith Elina and Frances Rovenolt Aud Charlotte Gas ton messes. Ralph Leroy Milford Rovenolt and Chelten Smith. A Case came up Hel or the school Hoard last night relating to the spread ing of contagious diseases which is giving the teachers and patrons of the second Ward schools a great Deal of anxiety. Or. Pursel designated a family in which there Lias been some two this City. It a three a gets of illness All of a sus \ miss Nellie Haas. Mrs. B. L. Smith Lias returned to her Homo in Wilkes Barre after a v it at the Home of her Mother mrs. M. Trumbower East Market Street. Or. And mrs. David Rockefeller of Philadelphia a visiting relatives �11 of Sunbury i. The past Ami states that in All that time other children �11 the family have been attending school. Neither the teachers nor the neighbors Felt altogether easy Over the matter but they were Given to understand that there were no infections diseases present. On saturday however one of the children died and it was buried As a victim of diphtheria in croup Ami a placard warning against that disease was displayed on the . To make the matter worse or. Pursel stated the father is authority for the statement that another child in the family previously ill had the same symptoms As the one that died. Considering that the schools All the time were exposed by pupils of the infected family attending or. Pursel thought that a state of affairs Istel that milled for immediate remedy. It has also developed that tin Law which requires All cases Ltd of infectious disease to be reported to the schools in 24 hours is not very closely lived up to in fact it i More generally a a observed in the breach than in the the matter was discussed by the school Hoard at considerable Lengli Aud it was the in Azimou i opinion that something ought to he done to oblige All parties to observe the Wise precautions Laid Down by the school Law. Several members wanted to Call the attention of the state Hoard get health to the apparent neglect hut the matter was finally dropped without taking any action. On motion it was ordered that As much Coal As is needed to hauled from the second Ward to the first Ward school building. Harry sri Coli i member of the graduating class of the High school appeared before the Board asking that the financial management of the commencement Law assumed by the school Board. After some discussion it was decided that the management be re miss mame Patterson of blooms Burg spent sunday with miss Katherine Raver Vine Street. Paul Vauban student at Cornell University is visiting his parents or. Aud mrs. Irvin Vauban Mill Street. Or. Aud mrs. Sam a. Mccoy or. Aud mrs. A. L. Yoris or. Aud mrs. W. Fred Jacobs of Danville or. And mrs. John l. Voris of pottsgrove were guests Over sunday at the Home of Frank Allen Allenwood. Rev. And mrs. George g. Kunkle left yesterday for Wheeling West Virginia to spent a week with friends. Afterwards they will go to Morgantown. Where for the present they will reside. J. J. Murray and wife of Sunbury were visitors in this City yesterday. Mrs. George a. Rosseau spent yesterday with her parents at Sunbury. Thomas y. Gunter of Bloomsburg transacted business 111 this City yesterday. B. L. Marsh of Milton Ned a business trip to this City yesterday. Harry Savido of Sunbury. Circulated among friends in this City yesterday. I. L. Mauger d. P. A. Of the p. In r. Railway of Williamsport transacted business in this City yesterday. J. J. Dee ter of Boyds station was a business visitor in this City yesterday. Mrs. Henry Birman of Bloomsburg was a visitor in this City yesterday. A mrs. J. A. Treas and sous of South Danville Swient yesterday with friends in Harrisburg. Dainel Heim of Liberty township transacted business in this City yesterday. John Kase returned to Lewisburg Vici to Suu Hurt yesterday after a stay in Danville As the guest of miss Jessie Kimmerer. Mrs. Emerson Lynn Aud daughter left yesterday morning for Morgantown w. A. Where they will join or. Lynn and reside. Trained by the class Aud the Board be. ,. To a a a a or. Nevius of the third Ward a miss Nelle Haas returned geared before the Board asking to have his Sou Edward excuse from regular attendance at school on account of illness. On motion it was decided that leniency he shown. Or. Pursed chairman of High school committee reported that it was necessary to change the Date of the commencement from May 31st. To May 25th., of account of court which will Convene during the week of May 28th. The action was approved by the boar 1. The following members were present Adams Ortli Pursel Burns Heiss. Fischer Werkheiser and Trum lower. Re approved George g. Fox of Charleroi ? yesterday w Ith his parents or. Mrs. William Fox Cherry Street. Pent and the following Hills w for payment v. S. Express co $ .85 Remington typewriter co. 4.10 e. E. Shultz .35 teachers and janitors 1730.00 f. W. Magi 11 6.25 officers after the Hoys. Pretty Home w edding. The Home of or. Ami mrs. William Ritter Railroad Street yesterday was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Tsieia daughter miss Lizzie g. Ritter became the Bride of Edwand c. Diehl of this City. The ceremony took place at High noon. Rev s. B. Evans pastor of St. Paul a m e. Church tying the knot. The couple were unattended. The Bride was handsomely gowned in Alice Emma Woods it is hard to Tell w hat form of mis Blue Landsdowne. Mrs. The rendered the wedding March from Loli chief the boys will get at next suspension Bridge has not yet been wholly Complete but the youngsters have already taken hold of it Aud if something is not done they will have it ruined let fore it leaves tie builders hands. A single visit to the Bridge sufficed to reveal to the Hoys that the Structure owing to the manner in which it necessarily sags can easily be made to swing and thereby afford them any amount of s sort according to their idea of fun. The consequence is that the moment the workmen Are out of the Way the boys take Jio session of the Bridge Aud it is kept in continual motion. A group will walk out to the Middle of the Bridge where they can the most easily impart to it a swinging motion. L hot Bridge is made to do its very Best and is strained to the utmost. The consisting of spectacle of a valuable piece of prop Ware Glass Etc. Erty being ruined to gratify the malicious spirit of a la it a unruly boys is not at All a pleasing one. Chief Mincemoyer started after the boys last night and lie will continue the Eru Cade today. The first Lloys caught swinging the Bridge will be severely dealt with. Eugun. Present at the wedding were Al out fifty guests representing friends of the Bride and Groom residing in Danville and Vicinity. After the ceremony a 1 very flue wedding dinner was partaken by All present. On the 2 11 d. L. Amp w. Train the newly wedded couple left on a trip to Wilkes Barre and Scranton. The Bride is a highly esteemed Aud popular lady. For a number of years she has been pianist at the sunday school of St. Paul s m. E. Church. Among the presents received were two very handsome chairs from St. Paul s Church Aud sunday school bestowed upon the Bride in recognition of her faithful services As pianist. A Large victim of apoplexy liar Les Chalfaut esq., the Well known attorney of this City and past grand master of the order of 011 Fellows sustained a had stroke of apoplexy at his Home South Danville yesterday morning and Lay in a exceedingly critical condition the remainder of the Day and last night. Or. Chalfaut arose at the usual hour yesterday morning. He was stricken just As he left his bed and fell to the floor. He attempted to arise hut before he gained his feet he fell the second time and Lay struggling upon the floor. The stricken Man was assisted to bed and or. N. M. Smith a if South Danville was called who diagnosed the attack As a stroke of apoplexy. Or. Chalfaut a left Side was paralysed his speech being likewise affected. At intervals lie seemed conscious but again he lapsed into a state of Semi consciousness. Or. Smith yesterday regarded the i it a As a critical one and held out but Little Hope. The news that or. Chalfaut was stricken caused much Surprise in Danville w Here he has his Law office Aud where in has hold Forth All his life. Or. Chalfaut is not yet 011 the Shady Side of Middle life. He was a Fine specimen of physical manhood and the picture of perfect health. On sunday he was in Danville and had pleasant conversation with his old companions All oblivious of the impending stroke which threatens to cast a gloom Over the remainder of his Days even if it does not Rob him of life itself hoboes store of provender. Three Jolly hoboes arrested while picnicking near the Reading Iron works yesterday spent last night in the lock up. This morning they will be permitted to go of their Way hut the particular a Way Quot they select must Lead out of town. Two of the follows a umbrella Man which by the Way does not relieve them from suspicion of being tramps the third Man was at onetime a Blacksmith employed at the big Mill but who nevertheless comes in with the same category As his Fellows. The Trio a if wearied Between two and three of clock sought a sheltered Spiot near the offices a if the Reading Iron works kindle i a lire Aud began to pre put. U ii Ivai. �juu1 it a into Lence seemed out of place in the Shadow of a big Industry where work May he had for the asking and at the instance of the superintendent the Clinef of police went Down to the spot and took the hoboes into custody. The Fellows had with them a bottle still partly filled with precious liquid which had the odor of the genuine article distilled from Rye. They were much chagrined Aud became quite boisterous As they denounced the watchman at the Mill whom they accused of causing their arrest. Leaving the fir a blazing behind them they sadly turned Anil wended their Way to the lock up. It was a amusing spectacle. The bottle was out of sight hut the men had with them besides an assortment of component parts of Many different umbrellas a loaf of bread a Large piece of Side meat Aud about half a Peck of potatoes. All these things went with them into the lock up. The hoboes mad the Best of the slight interruption and of arriving at the lock up the preparations for supper went of. The heating stove took the place of the out a Loor fire and the Coal shovel was not a bad substitute for a frying pan. Long before a Lark the Savory doors of cooked Bacon were detected in the Vicinity of the Bastile. It is one of the few instances of record when the inmates of the lock up furnished and cooked their own meals. China Ware receive Silver called to Bloomsburg. The vestry of St. Paul a episcopal Church Bloomsburg yesterday extended a Call to Rev. Ali Gogh hrs a to or at Marietta a formerly Rector of Christ Church Berwick to sue a a a a i re i s. Nichols who recently a Ign do Ltd accept the pastorate Oftle Newark. N. A. Church. Rev. Giggle in he to asked to begin his work in blooms Burg the first sunday after easter marriage License. A marriage License was granted ter Lay at the a office to i George James of Danville and mis Maud Lavook of Bloomsburg death of mrs. Harrison Shutt. Mrs. Sarah sliu11, wife of Harrison Shutt West Mahoning Street departed this life about 2 of clock yesterday morning. About two years ago the deceased sustained a stroke of Axi prexy since which time she has been in feeble health. Two weeks ago she was taken seriously ill Aud from that tint until her death she was most of the time be fast. The Dot Ltd a it Al was a anti of Datul vill. Fur Nany Vear it she was Hii act it her of the woman a Relief the Groom is the son of or. Aud mrs. Anthony Diehl of Mahoning township and is a Young Man Well and favourably known. For some time he has been employed by Jesse Shannon proprietor of the meat Market on Mill St Reet. Returning from their wedding trip or. And mrs. Diehl will go to housekeeping on Sunbury Street South Dan Ville where a newly furnished House awaits them. Corps of Ali a a widely known year of age and husband Ami five and Rufus Shutt. Jarry shut t and mrs. Dau Vilh .1111 or it. William of West Pitts ii. R and was very she was fifty four s survived by 111 i 111 �11 Walter c if Detroit mich., Irles Seitz of Everhart will leave today. H. Goldman who has been in business in Danville four years will leave on tin 12 44 train today for Baltimore whence after some three weeks he will proceed to Pittsburg where he will become i member of the Belgium Woollen company a new firm which was organized about january 1st. Or. Goldman is a fair leading Aud enterprising business Man and during his stay in Danville lie made a Large number of friends funeral of firs. Shutt. The funeral mrs. Harrison Shutt will take place Friday afternoon at 2 of clock from the family residence. West Mahoning Street. A Workman a cold Bathe. Samuel Sainsbury Oue of tie men employed at the new suspension Bridge yesterday received a a Lucking in the Waters of Mahoning Creek. Or. Sails Bury did not come near drowning the feature of the Story lies in the manner in which lie happened to receive his cold hath. The Bridge being practically completed or. Keefer ordered that All the Odds and ends of Timber be removed from the spot to the cinder tip whence it could be Couvil Eutzly carted away. In gathering up the material a raft used in crossing tin Stream during the first stages of the work was employed. A rope was stretched across the Creek a few feet above the surface of the water which the men held onto while crossing backward Aud Forward with the raft. Mahoning Creek Rose considerably during tuesday night and the current yesterday morning was very Strong a fact Hist sight of by the men. Or. Sainsbury was making his first trip. Standing upon the raft lie was drawing it along by Means of the a a Able or rope. All went Well until he reached mid Stream and struck the Strong current when in an instant the raft was swept out from under his feet and lie was left with the Cable for a support his insecure hold however proved a poor thing to depend upon and the Man took a plunge into the icy water. The Stream at Point a is ten feet deep and a go it of a Deal of i concern was Felt for the Man who was a dressed in heavy clothing aug a rubber i boots. His presence of mind Aud Agil it however saved him for Lief Ore he was swept from the spot he grape i the Cable which kept him from being to How Many of our citizens have awoke to tie realization that Danville is practically without a hand and that Stop so famous organization which came into existence when the oldest of our residents were Young and which �11 the Long interim has reflected so much credit upon our town in the face of difficulties too great to surmount has been obliged to sus it cud. In fully explaining the status of affairs which brought about the result it might be Well to let the representatives of the baud Tell their own Story. Arthur Foulk late Leader of the baud discussed the matter with a news representative yesterday. It seems to be the old trouble which stated in a nut Shell is that the town fails to support the band in any adequate Way and that it has la eau Able to keep its head above water Only after a hard struggle and at the expenses of personal sacrifice by its members. Or. Foulk stated that if the baud were furnished with quarters and was thus relieved of running expenses the members could very easily stand the loss of time required for practice Etc. In the past rent for room fuel Aud Light has averaged some twelve dollars per month. To meet the running expenses the members of the baud have always faced the alternative of reaching into their pockets and making a personal contribution or of maintaining a series of dances or of giving their time Ami labor in some other Way to raise the Money needed. Either born of the dilemma imposed a Burden upon the band members which they feel they should not be asked to boar. One year ago the band met expenses by giving a series of dances in the armory during the Winter hut or. Foulk stated that in Many cases with the members this meant the expenditure or what was equal the loss of Money. Some by playing at night were incapacitated for work next Day Aud Laid off of that account while others who worked at night in assisting the hand were unable to fill their places in the Mill. The experience of the whole was so unsatisfactory that a luring last summer the members with common consent decided to repudiate the a lances. At the same time the members were not willing to make themselves responsible for the re no a a a a. A a. It Bunin <1 Tiitu meant that Reese would have to come from some other source. Last fall the members placed themselves clearly on record As unwilling to drag along in the old Way any longer and declared As an ultimatum that unless the town came to the bands res Cue to the extent of liquidating the Cost of rent Light Aud fuel the band would give up the struggle. Or. Foulk said the baud took up irs quarters in the Lotier building opposite the Post office and for a couple of Mouths conducted practice there. Meanwhile there was no indication that the Public intended to respond favourably and then to use or. Foulks own terse expression a the baud decided to this does not imply that the baud has gone out of existence. Or. Foulk says the members can not see their Way Clear to continue at the expense of so much personal sacrifice but that if the townspeople will come to their Rescue and help them out a Little they will be glad to resume business at the old stand. He takes the View that if the matter were properly taken up the Money needed for running expenses could be very easily raised by popular subscription it would not require a very Large contribution from our business a Cople to raise the comparatively Small sum needed. Besides some person might be found generous enough to Grant the band use gratuitously of quarters suitable for practice. Meanwhile the band has no plans for tie future the members Are simply waiting. Elks elect officers. At its regular meeting held 011 monday Uig lit. Danville Lodge no. 754, b. P. O. Elks elected officers for the ensuing year. The installation will be conducted by exalted ruler Jones of Scranton Lodge of monday evening april 9th. The local Lodge of elks is now in a most prosperous condition. During the past year some 40 members were added to the Roll making the total Active membership Oue Hundred Aud ten. New applications arc being received each meeting night and the Outlook for the coming year is very promising. The finances of the Lodge Are also in a flourishing condition. Several of the social rooms on the second floor of the Grom building Are being refurnished and when this work is completed the elks of Danville will have one of the finest Homes in this Section of the state. The officers elected Are As follow a exalted ruler a. A. Gulick. Esteemed leading Knight Paul r. Andrews. Esteemed Loyal Knight Simon Al Lei Imogen. Esteemed lecturing Knight Scott Eves. Secretary Edward Purpur. Treasurer Ralph Kisuer Tyler a. Beaver Gearhart trustees a. Warren Robison. Delegate to grand Lodge a. W. Gulick. Alternate Delegate to the grand Lodge James n. Irland. A number of the members of Danville Lodge will accompany the Delegate to the grand Lodge meeting patients sensational escape persons living in the Vicinity of the Hospital grounds yesterday afternoon were startled by the appearance of an Odd apparition in the form of a nearly nude Man making his Way Down Over the Long switch leading from the Hospital to the d. L. Amp w. Railroad. Among others who saw him soon after leaving to la Pital Gate were Clyde Swank Ami Theodore Poeth who were engaged in hauling hides from Hoffman a Sia uglier House Uear by to the i. L. Amp w. Station. The two Young men were returning with an empty Wagon and it required Only a moment for them to take in the situation Aud to realize that a patient was making his escape from the Hospital they managed to get word to Harry Piile. Who was Busy at the Slaughter House and then hurried to intercept the Man. Coming up to him they re Quested him to Stop which lie was very slow to do. Or. Swank then caught hoi i of him hut the us Fortus ate Man put up a Stout resistance. At this juncture just As or. Piile came to their Aid. William Kester happened along who assisted or. Swank to hold the patient. The poor fellow was a bed patient who had escaped from the infirmary. All that he wore was a shirt and barefooted Aud bareheaded lie made his Way Down Over the rough Railroad track in the Chilly March atmosphere. He was really a pitiable object. Or. Piile asked him what ii was doing there and where he was going. He replied that his family had sent for him Aud that he was going Home. Of course he was taken Back to the Hospital at once. He ouly feebly resisted As he was loaded to the truck Wagon and hauled Back to a the institution. Just How the Man managed to make his escape could not be Learned to a certainty last night. According to one Story he escaped from the building via the dumb waiter which took him into the basement out of which lie could easily pass unnoticed. Another Story had it that he broke Oue of the windows and forced his body out Between the bars. The latter Story the men who made the capture think is the most plausible As Oue of the Bare limbs of the escaped patient was Cut or scratch ing held it Denver 15th, next. Colo. About. To july Ruble last la Davs have arrived at the mover wishes the rain would go i carried Down Stream until he was away and come some other Day sued. Eternal vigilance will be necessary to compel a More strict enforce Lieut of the cigarette Law Farewell banquet to or. Johnson Charles f. Johnson the retiring general Secretary of the y. M. C. A., was tendered a rousing Farewell at a banquet Given by the sinker club in his Honor at the City hotel last evening. The sinker club has been organized since or. Johnson has been at the local association Aud the boys realizing that it was his kindly influence that has been largely instrumental in making perfect the Strong ties that now bind them together took this Means of showing their Strong appreciation of his work among them. About 40 members of the club sat Down to the beautifully decorated ban Quet table at 8 of clock Aud discussed the following elaborate menu that landlord Johnny Moyer had prepared. Clam chowder roast Chicken dried Corn French peas mashed potatoes cold Slaw potato salad celery Fried oysters ice Cream cake fruit Coffee after the banquet Aud while still gathered around the Board several Impromptu addresses were made. Harry Peters acted As Toast master and the to toasts a a sinkers a Harry Peters. A the ladies a Robert m. Jacobs. A by. M. C. Magill. A the minstrels Quot a or. Stock. A Farewell to or. Johnson pc. C. Carpenter. After tin toasts or. Johnson responded to Calls for a speech by a few appropriate remarks. He said it was with feelings of profound regret that lie was leaving the pleasant acquaintances he had formed in Danville. He wished the boys much Success and happiness in the future. Coroners jury heard testimony. The coroners jury of the Grade crossing Accident at Sunbury met yesterday afternoon at two of clock and heard important testimony proceeding then to the scene of the Accident. The jury will meet again today in Sunbury to Render its verdict. The testimony of Engineer Seiders and Luster Dorr an Eye witness was substantially the same As Given in ves ter Day a news. Another witness whose testis Xouy was important was Charles dressier. He was walking on the tracks about 600 feet from the crossing when the Accident occurred. He said be heard Derr shout a Stop Stop a while the Wagon was Between the Pennsylvania tracks Aud the Reading Road but the warning seemed ouly to make the Driver the More anxious to get of the other Side of the p. Amp r. Tracks. He Sai Ltd he saw him whip up his horses Aud get upon the rails just As the train reached the spot. All the members of the train Crew appeared before the jury As witnesses the operators Aud the miners have to the end of the present week to adjust their differences and then if they fail the helpless Public can prepare to Bear the Brunt of the Industrial warfare

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