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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - May 2, 1907, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper for the Home 1 he. Circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american. Subscription per Yetk state Library. A this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of i Quot sown demands with its own vol. 53-Mo 18, Danville. Pa., thus Day May 2, 1907. Established in 1855 Del. Irving h. Jennings Den 11st. Johte Honre a. M. To 12 it >04 hoi St. I p. M. I / a it Dane a lie. La a. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner. Job printing fall kinds and description ii t i is n i if slil�?Tl.t/. Al. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Iti Wales of the stomach Anil intestines a specially tiie impression begins to prevail bore extensively blurt the states should leave the corporations to the Federal government. In Turkey the tombstones of the faithful were the departed is a Man of Eminence Are capped with the Fez carved in Marble the Well written advertisement in a reputable family newspaper pays for itself Many times Over. Not always is it the big Gnu who a boots or Liis Mouth most As is evidenced in Danville Many times. The millions spent by Christian nation. For big guns and big ships would empty on prisons and poor houses if properly spent. The ratau or woman who commits Huble thoughts to the printed Page never loses influence with the sons and daughters of the race. With the repeated quake us of the Earth in All quarters some people Are inclined to the belief that there is Soiu. Thing wrong with the mechanism. Some people w ill stand up for themselves to the very last minute oven though they have to lie to do it. It is rather an anomalous condition Bat do you know the More you think of some people Tho loss you of them. In 1006 two cats inherited $20,000 each from b f. Dilley. An eccentric millionaire a great Deal of american manufactures of Wood Are sold in Edinburgh Scotland. Mere than one fourth i f All the English newspapers Ore published in. London. The average yield of Gold in the mines of the Transvaal is half an ounce to the ton. In Germany co Langol a Silver solution. Is coring apprendi cities without the necessity of a operation. In new York t he police arrest on an average forty eight men every Day who declare Tivey have no oct nation. It is said that the Crown Prince is the Only one remaining of the Kaiser s children who a a not left handed. A ,00-mile canal projected to Drain the great swamps of Florida would reclaim 6,500,000 acres of land. Eardrums made from thin Silver sheets Are being used in russian hospitals to replace defective organs. In Japan every male Over Twenty five years of age and paying a direct annual tax of ten yen $5 is entitled to vote. George f. Pride the last survivor of general u. 8. Grants staff died recently at Huntington ind. Of the twelve to Emiera of the new French Cabinet eight have been regular writers for the Paris press. The population of baptized citizens in Japan has increased since 1872 from nine to More than 60.000. Providence usually finds a Way of taking care of the Man who avoids evil practices. The individual who makes a crooked Trail is sure to come to a evil end. One Seldom gets a great Deal of sympathy because of self invited misfortune perhaps the cheapest in the end would be to relay that old and broken Boardwalk with Stone or some other permanent material. New York City s average annual fall of Snow daring the last Twenty years Lias been thirty seven inches. Probably no Man in Maine has held a town office longer than j. Q. A. Butts of Canaan who died recent ter 52 years continuous service As town clerk. A measure has been introduced and will in All probability pass the legislature of Texas requiring All locomotives to he equipped with electric headlights. There would he More Miles of Railroad in Tioga county if so Many of a heir projects did not die a to ruins. There is a fondness to magnify the weakness of those who Piave fallen rather than to assist such after once they have fallen. Dome people possess remarkable memory for All things except the Date when payment was due for Money Bor rowed. Tie Quot meanest Man in Washington earned his title by stealing a Small savings Bank belonging to the halva lion army. A a there is naught of Lemon in the Aid extended to charities by the state legislature this year. The Best evidence we have that a Mau really believes in a a thereafter Quot is the manner of present living. So Long As they drop the a a a a it will be a hard matter to convince englishmen that Here is anything Good in the Hague. The incendiary is one of the most dangerous criminals in any Community. Oscar g Mellis an old and Well known resident of Danville departed this life about 8 of clock monday eve after a illness of some live Mouths. Although be fast during the greater part of Liis illness or. Mellis was not critically ill until within a few Days past. From saturday of he was very Low and monday afternoon Hope was abandoned. The deceased was a Man of More than Ordinary ability. He was Well read and possessed a Rich store of anecdotes. Companionable by nature and possessing a keen sense of humor his society was much sought. He was a affable Liol souled Man and although for Many years of his life lie lived alone in his Home on the Bank of the Susquehanna he Ever remained in touch with Public affairs and the social life of the town around him. There will be Many a sincere Mourner to follow him to the grave. As a music in a the deceased ranked High. He was a member of Stoes band in the Days when it was the leading musical organization in the country. As a Bass Singer he had few if any equals. He was the Basso in the old time Quartetti which enjoyed great popularity and was in demand Lor Rusty years at All Public functions not Only in Danville but also in neigh a Boring towns Oscar g. Meliin was a Veteran of the civil War. He enlisted in the Irvin guards of blood Usberg which was assigned to the sixth regiment Pennsylvania reserves band. Of the disbanding of the regimental hand the deceased was honorable discharged soon afterwards he re enlisted and on account of his musical Talent was detailed and assigned to the Post baud stationed at Carlisle later he reported to tie 132nd regiment and was honorable discharged at the expiration of tie enlistment or Mellis possessed considerable Talent As a descriptive writer both poetry and prose coming within Liis scope. His army correspondence is remembered by his friends As probably the most Sun resting effusion that was Ever penned by an Amateur. The deceased was the son of Gideon Meliin and was a representative of one of the oldest families of Danville. He was 73 Yoars of age and is survived by two Sisters mrs. Elizabeth Peters of this City and mrs. Clara Reeder of Riverside. Oscar g. Meliin whose death occurred monday evening was consigned to the grave in Fairview cemetery yesterday afternoon the funeral took place at 2 of clock from the late residence of water Street which had been Tho Locce of the deceased for Over Twenty five years. The services were conducted by Rev. M. K Foster pastor of St. Paul a m. E. Church. Tie pall bearers were George w. Miles. Jesse Klase Robert Adams and John Marshall. Shouted no at the altar. Frauk Bartons stood before the altar yesterday at Pittston with Iii Bride elect leaning on Liis Arm when the priest asked the usual question. A will you have Riis woman for your wife a Bartkus veiled a a not and tearing the bouquet from his coat Lapel threw it on tie altar and left the can Racli. He then drove to the girls Home where he demanded the Beer he had bought for the occasion. The girls relatives and friends immediately attacked him and he was lauded in jail charged with creating a riot. Bartons had twice before jilted girls Hudson Tunnel steel car. An All steel passenger coach the first of a order of forty for the Hudson River Tunnel company has been completed at the Berwick Plant of the a. O. Amp f. Company Aud was shipped yesterday. Ali is car is a nearer approach to an All steel car in every respect than any that have yet been constructed. The cars will ran Between new York and Jersey City. In a Tunnel the greatest danger is from suffocation and the use of the steel car makes impossible that result from any Accident that May occur. Many attend the Appeal. Yesterday was Appeal Day for Wasli Ingouville Aud the several townships of tie county. Next monday will be Appeal Day for the Borough of Danville. The county commissioners were accordingly in session yesterday. With the exception of Walliin Gronville Borough Anthony and Mayberry townships every division of the county we Ith the except iou of Danville was represented by those who attended the Appeal crossing of vitrified Brick. The Street commissioner is laying a new crossing of vitrified Brick of the Softli Side of Bloom Street at the Alley on which j. B. Cleaver s propert y abuts. The Brick Are Laid on a Cushion of Sand supported on a bed of Concrete while the Buck themselves Are a routed the crossing is very gub Nutant Al and will be Able to withstand the Wear of the constant traffic to which it ii exposed baby girl. Or. And mrs William 8. Beyer Columbia ave.,Are the parents of a Bouduc aug baby girl Horn saturday morning. Sutton alias Wray a prisoner at Korr Williams broke jail sunday morning. Eluding Pursuit he succeeded in getting out of town on foot and had nearly reached the Borough of Milton when he was captured. By j of clock in the afternoon he was Back in his old domicile behind the bar. Sutton succeeded in getting out of the Cage into the corridor of the jail after which by dint of hard work lie managed to loosen Aud remove six Brick from under the southernmost window outline West Side of the jail producing a aperture sufficiently Large to admit his body. This was Between 2 and j of clock sunday morning. Had Sutton taken immediately to the bilis there might have been some Chaucer of Liis escaping instead of this however he proceeded directly to the residence of a family of a Street with whom his wife is living. Notwithstanding the us Sceibly hour lie aroused rhe family Aud a ked to see Liis wife explaining to the latter that lie had broken jail lie begged her to accompany him to mans Dale where her sister Resillez Tho woman evidently not c using to cast her Fortune with a fugitive from Justice do clued to a Coumpy him and Sutton was obliged to flee alone. Toe news that Sutton had appeared in that part of town soon found its Way to the Hanover brewery Spring Street. Oue of tie men 011 duty called up chief Mincemoyer. Informing him that a prisoner was at Large. This was at 3 15 of clock Aud both p .dic9-Ineu had just turned in. Chief Mincemoyer called up sheriff Williams Aud informed him that Liis prisoners or at least on of them was a running around the sheriff coaids hardly believe it possible but an investigation showed that it was Only too True Sutton was missing door of the Cage was toned open while the big ii Ole dug our under the window Tui tier revealed How the escape had been effected. Two other prisoners Peter Dietrich and Edward Davis the latter serving a Short term could also have easily escaped but they declare that they Lia amp re nothing of set Tony a movements and had no idea that he had planned to break jail. Chief Mincemoyer soon arrived at the jail Aud accompanied by sheriff Williams he went Over to the p. Amp r. Station Aud inspected All the empty freight cars. A freight train was just Palling out for West Milton. Accurate description of Sutton was Given to the Crew and they were asked to be of the Lookout for him. The chief Aud sheriff Williams then wont Down to tie Hanover brewery examining every place in that Section where lie might be in hiding. Officer Voris was called up who joined in the search. The chief of police and the sheriff hired a vehicle Aud drove out to mans Dale where the sister of Sutton a wife resides. Finding no Trace of him there tie two men drove of to the Kurn Home in West Hemlock township but they were Boun convinced that he was not to be found in that direction and they returned to Danville having completed a drive of some fourteen Miles. Meanwhile officer Voris had gon up to the second Ward Aud searched the premises of some of set Tony a relatives. Tie officer also called up Mil Tou pottsgrove and some other Points by Telephone giving a Good description of Sutton and asking that a Lookout be maintained the chief of police Aud the sheriff returned from their drive Between 8 Aud 9 of clock. Shortly afterwards word was received at the p. Amp r. Station Here from the Crew of the freight which left in the morning with a description of Sutton to the effect that they had seen a Man who corresponded to the description Given walking along the Railroad in the Vicinity of pottsgrove. The chief and the sheriff mounted a a posher a which was generously placed at their disposal and started in Pur snit of the fugitive they passed pottsgrove and were within a mile of Milton when they espied Sutton tramping along of the track ahead of them. As they came up to him the eur Giuder slowed no Aud chief Mincemoyer leaped from the engine and collared his Man. Sutton was taken wholly unaware Aud was very badly frightened. He was perfectly willing to return. He said that no sooner bad lie found himself outside the jail than he regretted what he had done Aud Felt like crawling Back through the Small aperture that barely admitted his body. Ever since he had been considering Tho advisability of returning Aud giving himself up it was Between two and three of clock when Sutton was lodged in his cell sunday afternoon. He explained that he opened the lock of the Cage door by Means of a piece of w ire ingeniously Bent. How he obtained 111 wire he would 11 it toll. Neither would he explain How he came into Possession of a Short Iron bar anti handle of a mop which he used in rein lug the Brick and which were found pm he spot. In order to get at Tho Brick the prisoner bad to break a Stout Iron plate two inches wide and a Quarter of an Inch in thickness which was adjusted under the window Sill when the Brick were removed the Bole produced was very Small and it must have been All that Sutton could do to squeeze through. F is in Iii tie Blue Rock shoot held at the fair ground by the Danville gun club yesterday has gone 011 record As one of the most interesting sporting events Ever hold in this Section. The array of expert 111 irk Sieu present including Vav. R. Crosby the worlds Champion was sufficient in itself to make 1110 event noteworthy. Visitors were present from scr Auto Wilkes Barre Nanticoke Plymouth Bloomsburg Berwick Sunbury Selins Grove Northumberland. , stick shiny and Pittston. In addition a Large number of townspeople were present the crowd on the grounds during the afternoon numbering Uearl four Hundred. The weather conditions were wholly unfavourable for High scores. The High wind interfered with the shooting very much while the Chilly atmosphere benumbed the fingers. The most expert p. My Paul Clapp East Market Street is spend aug a few weeks with her Parent at Williamsport. Miss Anua e. Williams of Bedford is visiting at the Home of her parents or. Aud mrs 1. R. Williams Nassau Street. Mrs. Henry Llowell of East Stroudsburg is visiting at the Home of her parents. Or. And mrs. A. C. Angle. Cherry Street. Mrs. William Eisenhart of Pittston. Is visiting her sister mrs a. C. Angle Cherry Street. Or. Deeper Aud daughter Josephine of Williamsport Are visiting at the Home of James v. Wilson Pine Street. W. E. Lunger of Trenton formerly of Danville is spending a few Days in this City. Miss Jennie Allentown will return today after a visit at the Home of her Mother mrs. D. C. Williams. Miss Agues Jacobs returned to Philadelphia yesterday after a Short visit with friends in tins City Peter Berger of Riverside spent yesterday in sub urn. Miss Mabel Milieu returned to her Home in picture rocks yesterday after a several Days visit at the borne of i Quot. J. Williams Mahoning Street. Mrs. Rebecca Hess is visiting her son Norman at Bloomsburg. Id a l i we t Spiser Danville s crack , when arranged yet Derda shoot. Ali Ostoia to co Justice Aud. Under tie circumstances the scores Ziade were remarkable. There were in All thirty one events Aud twelve entries Neaf Apgar was i. Ii Gnu wit i 171 out of 180. J. W. Hawkins wa8 second with 170 out of 180. W r. Crosby was third with 160 out of 180. The High Amateur try play was won by Walter Welnoski of Wilkes Barre. The second High Amateur average was won by r. O. Derk of North umber Laud. Car running on schedule. Tho car of the Danville Aud Sun Bury transit company will begin running today of schedule time lie tween the Hospital Foi the insane Aud the station at Softli Danville. Several trips were made yesterday Between the Hospital Aud the end of tie River Bridge. Owing to a disagreement Between the trolley people and the supervisors of Gearhart township the car was not at Liberty to pass Over the approach at tie South Side of the River Bridge. A joint meeting of the trolley representatives Aud the supervisors was held last evening it which All differences were adjusted Aud As above stated the car will run to the station today. The trolley vill begin running at 6 10 a. M. And continue until 10 45 at night. Except for a five minutes wait now and then at the Hospital or at the station the car will be in continuous operation during the Day. Richard Hullihen holds the position of could actor and e. Z. Wittau As Motorman. Tie car Lias been thoroughly renovated. A coat of paint Lias been Given the Interior while of the outside has been inscribed in Large letters a the Danville traction the name on the car involves a mistake As the company is known As the a Danville Aud san Bury transit those persons who hold tickets issued by Tho former company will be permitted to make use of them under the present company. The above however does not apply to passes. Hand Lart in commission. The new Viaud cart ordered to be used in keeping Mill Street Dean Lias arrived and gone into commission. .1. W. Cross Ley is tie Man employed in conjunction with the hand cart by the Borough in its new Experiment pursuant to Well defined instructions or. Rossley will proceed to gather up All forms of a coarse refuse Quot and to remove it to convenient though out of the Way Points in the alleys at the rear of Mill Street whence it will be Ramov a by the Borough to tie regular dumping ground of the cinder tip. Or. Rossley is expected to put in ten hours per Day. A limit of time which if rightly employed it is believed will prove sufficient to enable one Man to keep the paving clean. Or. Rossley with hand cart began work yesterday morning. If at the expiration of a month the new method is found unsatisfactory it will be abandoned Aud one of the other now methods prop it sed will be Given a trial. Street commissioner e. S. Miller yesterday stated that in Liis opinion a occasional sweeping As Practised formerly will be necessary in order to keep the paving thoroughly presentable. The removal of the coarse refuse will be All right As far As it goes hat unless the Street is flashed by tre a aet heavy Rains there will be a heavy accumulation of dust that has escaped the Sii Ovel of the Man employed wit i the hand cart. Death of mrs. Caroline Lorah. Mrs. Caroline Lorah died at 1 15 o clock yesterday afternoon at her Home in St. Johns court after a ten Days illness of Lenro pneumonia mrs. Lorah had been a resident of Danville for Many years. She was the widow of David Benjamin Lorah Wiio departed this life 17 years ago. She was in her 57th year. Mrs. Lorah is survived by the following children mrs. George Snyder Aud mrs. Hadvin Oberdorf of Danville mrs. Walter m. Loti r. Of Philadelphia mrs. Marion Louise Soli Rod or of new York City Aud Harmon to Rah of Brookland a. Given hearing at the jail. Charles Sotton whose escape from jail and Quick capture afforded a sensation sunday was Given a hearing last evening charged with breaking prison and in default of bail was held for court. Tie hearing was held before Justice of the peace w. V. Oglesby who temporarily removed his office from the Pursel building. Mill Street to the sheriff s residence. Sutton was brought ont of the jail into the office by sheriff Williams. Upon finding himself confronted wit i the Justice he demanded that the warrant be read to him. As soon As the latter formality was complied with Justice Oglesby read the information explaining to him Liat Liis prerogatives were in the premises. Sottou. Minus coat and Vest stood puffing a cigarette nonchalantly As if deliberating. Finally in an emphatic tone he responded a Why but Little More remained to be done. The Justice formally remarked a two Hundred dollars Sutton making no reply officer Voris asked him if he could obtain bail. The defendant signified that he did not think it Worth while to make the attempt Aud a moment later lie was remanded to his cell. Peter Dietrich convicted of murder in the second degree at the january term of court Lias been granted a now trial by the supreme court. The opinion setting aside the conviction was handed Down by Justice Elkin. The Appeal of which the decision was made was based upon a error in tie charge of tie judge in the lower court. Dietrich had pleaded not guilty Aud set up tie defense that the killing was an Accident. In charging tie jury tie trial judge said we further say to you that tie Burden is upon the def Daut Dietrich to convince you beyond a reasonable doubt that tie killing of Jones was purely accidental before he should be acquitted upon that ground. Justice Elkin says Amone other tilings we Are not familiar with any authority which holds that when Sacii a defense is set up tie Burden rests upon the defendant to show that the killing was accidental beyond a reasonable doubt. Such a Rule would shift tie Burden of proof from the Commonwealth whose duty it is to establish the guilt of the defendant in All cases beyond a reasonable doubt. Justice Elkins Points cat that the de sense of accidental killing is clearly different in this respect from that of an Alibi or insanity. District attorney Gearhart monday stated that it is very Uncertain whether Dietrich s Case will come up for retrial at tie May term of court or not. It is quite within the Range of probability that owing to the difficulty of securing jurors there May be a change of venue. Court does not occur until the fourth monday of May so that there is still sufficient time to prepare for tiie trial the great difficulty will lie in securing a jury. A special venire calling for at least Oue Hundred Aud fifty jurors would have to be issued. About three Hundred persons have already been summoned in the two trials that have taken place. Whether under the circumstances a jury can be obtained out of those remaining that Are eligible who come up to tiie rigid require ments in such cases is a matter that involves some doubt. Tie District attorney monday stated that a change of venue will not occur unless it Gress that a jury can not be obtained in this county. The decision of the supreme court setting aside the verdict of murder in the second degree makes the Dietrich Case a rather noted one. Dietri ii has already faced a jury twice of the charge of killing James Jones. In the first trial a juror was withdrawn in the second trial As above stated lie was convicted of murder in the second degree. He will now be tried for the third time Aud the probability is that tiie three trials May take place in the narrow limit of Oue year. Died at Trousdale. Leila May Cupp hie dough scr of mrs. Smith Temple of m Iuda a departed this life at 8 of clock tuesday even aug after a attack of diphtheria in croup. Tiie deceased was aged 11 years 9 months Aud 9 Days. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the Home. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery Bloomsburg Man has disappeared the Many friends of Alex. C. Cohen in this City will learn with regret that that popular Young Bloomsburg Man has disappeared and has not been seen or Hoard of by his friends since last Friday. Or. Cohen is tie son of Louis Cohen. Of the firm of Alexander Brothers amp company of Bloomsburg. For some time he has been conducting a tobacco business in Wilkes Barre. Last Friday afternoon lie left his Home apparently in the Best of spirits. Since thou no Trace of him can be found. It is stated in Bloomsburg that there Are no financial troubles. Fun View of Liis Long absence it is feared that foul Plav Only Cau account for his strange absence. When last seen on Friday morning lie was in the Best of spirits and nothing extraordinary in Liis conduct Cau be recalled. The let in people Are just As curious about a the animals As the children general health is fairly Good. The local registrars report to tie Bureau of vital statistics for tie month of april indicates that the health of the Community is fairly Good. Measles it is tree continue prevalent in Danville. It is difficult however to form any Correct estimate As to the prevalence of tie disease As Only a Small proportion of Thoj eases Are reported. Judging from tie truant officers report showing absentees from school who Are detained at Home by illness it does not seem unlikely that during tie couple of months past a Hundred or More children Mav have been Down with measles at one time. In Danville there was one Case of Scarlet fever during april in which the patient recovered. There were two cases of pneumonia both of which were fatal. There was not a single Case of typhoid fever during april which is most Gratifying considering the prevalence of that disease in near by localities Aud the anxiety of the score of typhoid fever which existed among our citizens during tie Winter. Tie local registrar yesterday stated that the immunity As relates to typhoid that we have enjoyed under existing conditions May be taken As a Safe criterion to indicate that Danville Lias Little or Noti Ingato fear from infection through the water Supply no matter Liow near Danville the disease May exist so Long As our filter Plant is in Good working order Aud approved rules Are observed in the handling of epidemic. In Danville to Liege was not a single Case of diphtheria reported during april. There was however a rather serious outbreak at mans Dale where Oue dentil occurred on tuesday night Aud two other children of the same family Are Down with tie disease. The number of deaths reported for april Are seventeen. Of these two deaths occurred at the Hospital for the insane Aud one at the hold family Convent. By a Point i Leuce the same number of deaths occurred in March. In that Mouth there were eighteen births. Shot Finger. Hugh Stclair the 10-year-old son of Daniel Walliin Gronville while visiting Liis Grandfather Daniel Umstead of the Greenough farm in Liberty township yesterday morning accidentally discharged a Flobert Rifle the Bullet taking effect in the Index Finger of his left hand. Or. Snyder of Walliin Gronville dressed the injury which was not of a serious nature the session of Coart saturday occupied the entire Day. His Honor judge Evans and associates Blee and welliver were on tie Bench. In All four cases were argued. While each of the cases were import ant Public interest entered in the action of Assum sit instituted by the Hospital for the insane against tie overseers of tiie poor of the Danville Aud Mahoning poor District. The Point at Issue along with several Osiier important facts were clearly brought out in tie testimony adduced. Hon. R. S. Ammerman attorney for tie trustees read the plaintiffs demand explaining that both sides agreed on tie facts and therefore had decided to dispense with trial by jury and submit the matter to the court. William Kase West attorney for the overseers of the poor read the affidavit of defense. The first witness called was or. H. B. Meredith superintendent of the Hospital for the insane. He testified that Catherine Halin was admitted from tie Danville and Mahoning poor District As an indigent patient and paid for at tie rate of $1.75 per week which covers a part of the expense the state paying the balance. The usual sum charged for persons Able to pay is $4 per week although in cases where special care and accommodations Are involved a larger sum is required. In the Case of Catherine Halin the Danville and Mahoning poor District is charged $4 per week with credit for $1.75 per week. The suit to recover the balance was instituted on tiie Assumption that Tipiere were Means for defraying the expenses in this Case outside of the Public funds. The patient was at the Hospital from May 1, 1903, to May 11, 1904. Or. Meredith explained that in such cases when the overseers of the poor commit a patient to the Hospital and the usual Bond is Given the natural inference is that the overseers of the poor have determined whether the patient is indigent or not and no question is raised. W. Kase West contended that inasmuch As the state had made up tie balance due outline support of outlier Hospital cannot bring suit to recover Usu woj pm a a. This brought from or. Meredith the explanation that the amount received from the state amounts to no More Titan $2 per week. P. M. Kerns overseer of the poor of the Danville Aud Mahoning poor District was sworn. He said he did not learn that Catherine Halm had property until after her death. Not to his knowledge during her life did tie poor Board receive Money at the rate of $1.75 per week for her support at Hospital. Some time after her de Atli some Money was received. He said he was acquainted with the sous of Catherine Hahn. At the time he was not sure of the relationship and had never taken the pains to determine whether they had an estate or not. Henry Wireman also an overseer of tie poor of tie Danville and Mahoning poor District was sworn. He never heard of any Money being paid to the poor Board for the support of Catherine Halm while she was at the bios pit Al for the insane. He is acquainted with the sons of Catherine Halm but did not know whether they had estates or not. The first intimation that witness had that Catherine Hahn was possessed of property was when one of the sons asked him whether the treasurer of tie District had paid any Money to the poor Board on account of his mothers estate. The defendant District Lias since received $64 to reimburse it but during the life time of Catherine Halm no Money was paid in. J. P. Bare treasurer of the Danville and Mahoning poor District was the next witness. He identified the order of Relief issued by him on the strength i of which Catherine Hahn was committed to the Hospital As an indigent patient. Tie complaint of which the above order of Relief was issued was lodged by Joseph Halm and Sallie frock the allegations set Forth being that said Catherine Halm was a poor and impotent person had lost her reason Aud had no one to look after her Etc. The witness swore that about the same time of request of the children lie took charge of the estate of Catherine Halm. The property consisted of a double House each Side of which rented for $5 to $5.50 per month. In addition the witness found some personal property outline premises valued at $20. As agent it was his duty to collect tie rent make necessary repairs pay the taxes Etc., besides which tie witness affirmed the understanding was that he was to pay to the Danville Aud Mahoning poor District the sum of $1.75 per week to reimburse it for Liat it contributed to the support of mrs. Halm at the Hospital. When Money Wab received from tie estate which was at irregular intervals lie gave tie poor Board credit on Liis books. A of saturday afternoon was occupied with the testimony. Argument will be held on some Date yet to be decided of. The petition granted. In re estate of John w. Ritter the petition of Frank Ellis for specific performance was granted. Mrs. Ellen Ritter administer matrix being called before court stated that lie Seif Aud All the heirs were agreed that tiie contract in question should be carried ont. The court declared that the said con tract be specifically performed Accord aug to tie True intent and meaning thereof involving payment by Frank Ellis to said Ellen Ritter administer matrix $1 3 85 remainder of Pic lose Money and tiie execution of a deed conveying to Frank Ellis in fee simple the tract of land mentioned in the contract. Long fight still on. Tie Small Section of Highway leading from Lini Stoneville to California specifically embraced Between a a Corner at farms of Clark Benfield w. J. Bald and Abram Wagner and a Point at the lauds of Clark Benfield and Elizabteh Latimer a a which Lias been before court for a couple of years occupied two hours of court saturday. On the strength i of a petition setting Forth that the Section of Road was inconvenient and burdensome on March 4, 1905, viewers were appointed to View and change the Road Between the two above Points. Then followed a review and a re review exceptions in the meantime piling up until they numbered seventeen. It was on these exceptions that argument was held saturday. E. S. Gearhart and r. S. Ammerman represented the exceptions and Hon. H. M. Hinckley appeared for the View. The argument was carried on along the old Battle line but whether the Long drawn contest is really near an end remains to be seen. To Amend Rule. Argument on tie Case of tie overseers of tiie poor of Limestone township is. The overseers of the poor of West Hemlock township occupied about half an hour Hon. W. H. Milton appearing for Limestone township and w. Kase West for West Hemlock township. The question of settlement was not before court merely the amount that West Hemlock should pay to Limestone township to reimburse it for the support of mrs. Eva sees. The question to be settled was whether tie Rule of judge Staples relating to the Bill of costs be ameled in favor of Limestone township or not. A Toodles Quot a comedy drama. A Toodles Quot is the fascinating title of a comedy drama that will be presented by a Home Talent cast in tiie y. M. O. A. Hall next week. Danville a Best known local thespians and they Promise that their play will not suffer by comparison with any former productions that have been Given in this City. They have been rehearsing for a number of weeks and have arrived at a degree of Excellente that lacks but Little of being equal t o a a real actors. A a a Toodles Quot is a comedy drama in two acts with tie comedy somewhat in excess of tie drama Between laughs and sighs it tells tiie Story of tie perfidy of a Brot her and in the last act shows the timely atonement and forgiveness. There Are pretty love scenes and Woven Iiron glint the play is a Strain of comedy and pathos so delightfully intermingled As to been trading by entertaining. Tie play is to be presented on the evenings of thursday and Friday May 9th and 10th. Tickets at 25 cents Are now on Sale. Washingtonville has thriller. Walliin Gronville was treated to a thrilling spectacle yesterday morning when a team of horses belonging to Clark Boone and attached to a Spring Wagon dashed through the length of the main Street of the Village narrowly averting several collisions Only to come to spectacular grief at tie barn of Joseph Seidel where the animals ran headlong into a empty Wagon. Or. Boone s son James and his sister had driven from the Boone Home Between Strawberry Ridge Aud Jersey town to Walliin Gronville. Miss Boone was calling on friends in the Village and James was in Kelly a Mill. While left alone the animals took fright and dashed off through Walliin Gronville at a furious Pace. A number of vehicles were on the streets but All trouble was averted until the animals collided with the empty Wagon at or. Seidelo a barn. The Tongue of tie Wagon struck one of tie runaways in the breast inflicting a severe although not fatal Gash. This threw tie animal to the ground. The other horse frantically trying to get Loose dragged its mate and the Spring Wagon backward ramming the rear end of the vehicle through the Side of the barn. At this juncture the horses were caught Aud subdued. Delivered deeds. Robert m. Anderson esq., of Philadelphia representing j. Hector my Neal trustee of estate of William h. Latimere bankrupt was in this City yesterday delivering deeds to Mark Graham for farms in Limestone township Aud to Sophia Crumb for House and lot of front Street. Want to keep open. There is a movement afoot among the Saloon men of Shamokin to make a Strong Effort toward securing the withdrawal of the courts ruling that All saloons shall close at Midnight. Just now the hens Are running opposition to the incubators. This disposition contributes some effect on the Price of eggs. Tie meanest Man Lias once More come to the surface. He lives in Ohio and real evinced the jewelry lie gave to his Best girl

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