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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - May 5, 1904, Danville, PennsylvaniaLome Pajer a for a lome l he circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per year this country will never re entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own vol. 41p-no 18. Danville. A. Thursday May 5 1904. Established in 1855 do. Having h. Jennon Culb Dix l 1st. Office hour it 9 a. M to via 10i Mill St., i i Quot. M. To i t. M Danville l a s , m. make Rich a former s 425 Mill St., , in. Ili Stases of the stomach h�m1 invt a specially i it in. P. Skulk dentist of not 2is m11.1.stkkkt. Cd tit extracted without pain. Crown and it rms let a a a re a specially. with the met Ami Moni improved Mumiru Jimmu hh�1 pro a a to a i m exam a the the Moat difficult work. Up. C. Al a knot is i in l St. A he Mill Danville a. I a a fitted re in All it1 i Raff Miller note and h a re a k Mav to it Hansl Iwuc at last. Fare ii to Tom Oysler. Suit inner Days Are cowing. To e thermos tit r is climbing up. Thu Ioelu to is i incr Asci in in importance. The last month of the Borough we too. Term. It it a Comfort to reflect that the imps and flies Are late too. Pawnee Bill a wild West show will appear in Sunbury on saturday May 14. The circus is coming. The bluebirds May be certain that Spring is Here to stay. The cleanliness of your surround bugs a much t it do with your Good health. Arrangements for the Celebration of memorial Day to would be thorough Aud elaborate. The hitching of Hanty horses to a hade Trees is an evil that should be counteracted. Walter l. Main Mammoth Railroad a Hows will appear in Bloon Isburg on thursday May 2t�th. The a Goose Bouez weather Prophet at Reading warns the people a net to shed their heavy flannels before circus front Gates an 1 front Steps Are not yet in commission. Hammocks Are Aleo in the Garrett. There is a Good time a coming however. Oar own idol of a Model hut baud is one who can go through the House cleaning season twice a year and still Wear a Happy smile. Done to fail to see the grand free Street Parade of the Bard Bros big new United shows on next thursday May 5, at 10 o clock a. Ill Uoder the movement relative to legit native districts Northumberland county is entitled to three instead of two assemblymen. With the adjournment of Congress there is an apparent deficit of $77,000, a 000 Between the Aud the estimated revenues for next Yea r. The members of the Pennsylvania state editorial association will be the guests of the Willi Tansi it Ort braid of Trade and the newspaper men of the cily daring the last week of june. Public school scholars All Over the state Are being interested in a plan to Taise a $100.000 memorial fund to perpetuate the memory of Thaddeus fatties of the Public school 6�? in . The Beautiful trailing Arbutus is mow in its prime and apparently in snore abundance than Ever every one who goes in quest of the Dainty Forest a lower returns Home Well Laden. And the tint of the Flower this year is particularly Beautiful. Pennsylvania Day at the St. Louis a exposition will be held on August 20th. On the anniversary of the Battle of falling timbers in which general Wayne a pennsylvanian commanded the troops that won a great Victory Aud virtually eliminated the indians from the Purchase. Governor penury poker will deliver an address Aud it is probable that a state military display will be made. The manse of lie Grove presbyterian Cipun h Quot inti Glare to d n i monday night and Silv Twar a a n i Money to the Anlu a of Neirle to stolen. Vii Ltd i m d Sirmack wife of the o of r. D. S o i l. D to the Kitchen yesterday morning a scene of contusion met her gaze. The door opening on the porch facing a Street was wide open while a window by it Side was raised to its full height. A glance into the Diu us room adjoining where All the drawers Aud closets were thrown open was Santti Lieut to convince her that Tiu House had been robbed and thoroughly alarmed she flew up stairs to common Cate her discovery to her husband. It required but a Short investigation to convince or. And mrs. Me Cormack that they were the victims of a heavy and most heartless robbery. Nearly All their silverware intrinsically valuable Aud precious because of association was missing along with three purses Aud their contents. The silverware missing All of which was solid according to a most conservative estimate was Worth Over $300 Aud included two teapots Cream Pitcher egg Castor with cups Anil spoons meat Fork but picks ladies Cream spoons and other articles All solid Silver. Many of the pieces were marked a Emco a others which belonged to mrs. Mccormack were marked a Lena a while several spoons birthday presents to or. Mccormack a Little daughter were engraved with her name the silverware stolen. Or. Me Cormack explained yesterday represents tin accumulation of fifteen years. Every pastor it seems is Likely to have his own notion As to How the wedding fees should be applied. Or. Mccormack from the time he entered the ministry has made it a practice of investing All the Money that he has received for of tarrying couples in solid silverware for the table. As a result after the lapse of years his House had become stocked with a Fine lot of Choice silverware. This was All kept in a drawer of the sideboard in the dining room which like All the other drawers of the apartment was found open yesterday morning. The drawer was practically empty containing Only a few pieces of plated Ware. The burglars were evidently professionals As is indicated by their accuracy in distinguishing the solid Silver from that which was plated. The plated articles were Tuvai ably left behind several of them having been set out of the Way on the sideboard. After selecting the Silver they wanted the burglars turned their attention to the closets and drawers in the room. A Small writing desk was ransacked but nothing was taken but some postage Stamps. In the closet everything was turned Topsy Turvy. Here three parses were found and stolen which in the aggregate contained Over five dollars in Cash. One of the parses belonged to Little Gladys and another contained mrs. Mccormack a visiting curds. All about the floor were found spots of Wax drippings from a Caudle carried by the burglars. By this Means they were traced into the hallway and from there into the parlor in the Hall they inspected Home clothing upon a rack but neither Here nor in the parlor was there a single article missing. Several circumstances indicate that the Borger were frightened , it is Lielie Ved they would have invaded the second Story. A Large Silver fruit dish was found yesterday morning upon a chair beside tie sideboard As though the intention was to place the smaller pieces upon it. The fact that this was left behind while a Gingham apron left in the room is missing is taken to indicate that the robbers Mav have been unable to carry out their plans and in making a liar to exit seized the apron Aud tumbled the silverware into it. Or. Mccormack is of the opinion that the burglary was committed about the hour of Midnight. The window although secured with Patent fastenings had become somewhat Loose with Long Asage and was easily raised with the Aid of a Jimmy. Two suspicious characters were seen about town Monda a. They had the appearance of Crooks and spent their time among the stables on either Side of the p. Amp u. Track in the Vicinity of Hemlock Street. The it Hief of police ran them out of town monday afternoon. It is said however they came Back again and a significant circumstance is that they were not in town yesterday morning. After the robbery the police gave the town a thorough search hut they were unable to find anyone to whom any suspicious attached. They also communicated with ten neighbouring towns giving an account of the robbery Aud describing the articles to the new Benjamin b. Antrim a former resident of Danville departed this life at his Home in Scranton sunday. Or. A trim a death was sudden in its nature and the news which reached this City shortly after noon yesterday caused the greatest Surprise. He was stricken with apoplexy on Friday. From the Start there was no Hope and lie remained unconscious until the end came at half past seven of clock yesterday morning. The deceased was fifty three years of age Aud is survived by a wife and a son. Hiram. To was a Sou of the late Hiram Antrim of this City and was Horn and spent the greater part of his life in Danville. For a number of years he was in the mercantile business in this City occupying with his brother William the North room now embraced by Murray a departure it store. About ten years ago he removed to Scranton whote he held a responsible position with Mccann amp co., dry goods dealers. The deceased was a Man of genial manners Geu Orous and obliging in disposition who had hosts of friends not Only in this City hut also in Scranton where the latter years of his life were spent. Among the surviving relatives in this City Are w. L. Antrim an Uncle mrs. Will g. Brow la a Cousin and Horace b. Bennett and Challes and com lev Antrim also cousins. The remains of Benjamin b. Antrim who died at Scranton sunday arrived at this City on the 12 44 d. L. Amp w. Train yesterday and were taken directly to Tho Odd Fellows cemetery where interment was made. The remains were followed to the 1 grave by a Large number of people among them being relatives and f a feuds of this City in addition to the following persons from out of town mrs. Benjamin b. Aud Hiram Astrini wife Aud son of the deceased g. B. Carson and wife and miss Ris Liei of Scranton b. F. Antrim and miss Elizabeth Antrim of Pittston w. H. Antrim and wife of Philadelphia Miles Heigh wife and son of Watsontown mrs. Jacob Shipman and two daughters of sub try miss Quieu of Muncy. The pall bearers Clio Seu in this City yesterday were or. Jno. Sweisfort d. R. Williams j. B. Cleaver Aud w. L. Mcclure. Rev. George e. Liw Beric officiated. The Flowers were very Beautiful and comprised a Fine Tribune from the clerks of the store in which the deceased hold a position. Funeral services were held in scrap Tou on monday evening. Returning from Odd Fellows cemetery the relatives took dinner at hotel Oliver after which they were entertained at the Home of will g. Brown Brown building where during the afternoon they we Ere called upon by friends residing in this Eirv. It now seems fully established to the satisfaction of those in a position to know How things Are progressing that notwithstanding rumours to the contrary the state will rebuild the Bridge at this place also that the Structure will be mainly As recommended in the report of the viewers. It is believed too that no time will to lost that work will begin in a month or. Sons time and that the Job will to pushed to completion before the holidays. It transpires that Tho Opinio ii of the attorney general of april21st, which a few took to imply that the Bridge at Danville would he put in tie same category As that of Catawissa was entirely misconstrued. The attorney general had been asked fur an opinion deciding the question whether the wrecked Bridges belonged to the state or to the counties upon whose petitions they were erected. In dealing with this class of Bridges erected by the state the attorney general made the ruling that the Commonwealth is not obliged to rebuild a Bridge a loss it is destroyed which in his opinion meant total destruction. In following out the subject the attorney general informs the lout of Public grounds and build in Gre who had asked for the opinion that t would obviously be unwise for him to commit Auy pet in the Way of reclaiming any material or wreck inasmuch As that act might be interpreted to mean the Assumption of an obligation on the part of the Commonwealth to rebuild in cases where such liability does not clearly exist. The View is held that the material having been donated by the state to the county the title is now vested in the latter Aud that it would he difficult to see on what principle of Law the Commonwealth could claim title to the material in revocation of its prior gift. Fred c. Kirkendall of Wilkes Barre was a guest Over sunday at the Home of Goorge m. Gearhart East Market Street. Claude guest of Mahanoy City is visiting his parents or. And mrs. D. In. Guest front Street. Miss Mary Everett spent sunday with friends in . Or. And mrs. Thomas l. Jones spent sunday with relatives in a Louisburg. Prof. Lewis Ammerman of Wilkes Barre spent sunday at the Home of mrs. Patterson Johnson East Market Street. Or. And mrs. Samuel Bloch spent sunday in a Louisburg. Harry Lyon of Pittsburg is visiting his parents or. And mrs. Elias Lyon ferry Street. Or. And mis. Joseph Heim spent sunday with relatives at a Louisburg. Walter Breckbill of Berwick spent sunday with Bis parents. East ferry vis a matter of health amp aking powder absolutely Purs there is no substitute banquet Ted at hotel Oliver. The local staff of Prudential i Sui auce workers enjoyed a Fine banquet at hotel Oliver hut evening which was held in Honor of a special Effort put Forth the week before last when eighty applications were written. The following sat around the Hau aet Board o. It. Schilling assistant sup Rin to Dent medical examiner p c. Newbaker f. E. Me a ran j e. Pfahler James Smith a. J. Cunning Ham j. T. Oberdorf h. S. Howell. Water commissioners meet. Tha water commissioners held a leg ular meeting monday afternoon with ii. L. Gross in the chair. Charles h. Royce superintendent of Castle Grove farms met with the Board to discuss a proposition to install a water meter on the estate. The water commissioners claim that they have no knowledge of How much water is consumed at Castle Grove and that it would to no More than fair for both parties that a meter should he installed especially As they have be a using meters ols whore in the Borough where much water is consumed. Or. Royce objected to a meter As he held it seemed Only an attempt to get higher prices for water out of or Bennett while the rates paid at present Are sufficient. He admitted that a Good Deal of water is used at Castle Grove for sprinkling and the like but held that the Quantity is far less than what is reported. He was positive he said that or. Bennett would not stand any increase in water rate. An hour or More was spent in discussion after which on motion it was decided that a two Inch meter he installed at Castlo Grove at the boroughs expense and that if this proves inadequate a larg it r one May be installed at or. Bennett a expense. A representative of the p. L. Brewery was present asking for a rebate of water rent owing to a leakage in the pipe which Drew a great Deal of water from the Borough which was not used by the brewery. On motion a rebate of ten dollars was House bums Dowd. An alarm of fire about five of clock saturday oven aug brought the Friendship Aud Washington Hose companies flying Down to Mill Street of double Quick time. It transpired however that their services were not needed. The Blaze proved a slight one confined to John Eisenhart a smoke House at the rear of West Market Street. The Little building was quickly consumed along with its contents five hams and two pieces of Side meat. The fire was discovered by our of the neighbors and a gentleman driving up West Market Street quickly delivered the word at the Friendship engine House. The fire cot Pauy however got under the impression that the Blaze was at Eisenhart a meat Market in City Hall and they dashed Down Mill Street. They soon Learned their mistake but by tie time they got to the scene of the fire the Bush lug was practically consumed. Or. Risen liar estimates his loss at about $25. Clock factory Breaks record. Last week was a record breaker at the clock factory. The enlargement of the Plant together with the installation of automatic machinery Lias resulted in a Gratifying increase of pro duct. Last week All previous efforts were outdone and one Hundred and Twenty of the self winding clocks were turned out. The entire building is now occupied. It presents a Busy and interest aug appearance and seems quite a factory having already outgrown the limits of a Small Industry. Fifteen hands Are employed. The clocks manufactured comprise sixteen different models among them being office clocks parlor boudoir dining room and Kitchen clocks in addition to the Large depot clock or regulator now nearly ready for the Trade. Two salesmen a. F. Hitchler and s. S. Cohen Are out of the Road and some idea of their Success will be gathered from the fact that of the books of the company Are three thousand orders unfilled. It is evident that the Rempe manufacturing company will have to enlarge its Plant again in the near future. The clock factory has not yet been in existence one year. The factory started up of july 1st, but no clocks we a turfed out until october 1st and then Only ill limited numbers to meet the demand for samples. It was not until the first of the year that clocks were turned out in considerable numbers the Progress made has indeed been rapid and attests Aliko the popularity of the wonderful timepiece and the push and Enterprise of those who have its manufacture in hand. Funeral of miss Aura miss Anna Dyer Whoso death occurred on wednesday was buried saturday afternoon at Oue of clock inter meet taking place in it. cemetery. There was a very Large attendance. The services were conducted by Rev. E. J. Swartz pastor of St. Peters m. E. Church of Riverside and Rev. N. E. Cleaver pastor of Trinity m. E. Church this City. The deceased besides her parents is survived by a sister miss Margaret who resides at the parental Home and eight Brothers As follows Charles Robert Galen Isaac William and Freeman Cyras and Mahion. The six first named of Tho Brothers acted As pall bearers. The Flowers were very Beautiful Ono of the designs being a offering from the sunday school class of St. Peters m. E. Church taught by mrs. Wallace Hoover to which the deceased belonged. Miss Dyer was Ayo Oug lady of Lovely character highly esteemed throughout the Community and her Early de miso has caused much sorrow. The funeral saturday was a exceptionally Soleine and impressive event. Boy exploded signal Gap striking a signal Cap with a Hammer Arthur the eight years old son of Lewis Erdman of Catawissa had his face frightfully mangled at his Homo thursday. It was while the lads Mother was washing her husband s Blouse the latter being employed As Engineer on the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad that she discovered the Cap in the Blouse. She placed it on the window Sill where the lad found it and secreting it took it to an outhouse where procuring a Hammer he proceeded with the natural inquisitive pop eusties of a child to discover of what it was made. The explosion was a terrific Oue a Hole being torn in his face twice the size of a Dollar. A Gash was inflicted in his neck and another in Iii ear. He suffered excruciating pain. Or. Robbins was summoned Aud dressed the injuries. Sowing the seed. Yesterday was another Ideal May Dav. The Farmers Are now putting in full time Ploog Liing mid sowing Oats the roof lion t town Harden digging u fully under Way and at nearly every residence where Thero is a Lawn or a Harden spot one or More persons inight have been been employed of the grounds yesterday. Coal drawn by or. Free. A meeting of the Danville base Ball association otherwise known As the a old timers a a was held in the parlor of the y. M. O. A. Last night. The full Board of Man afters was present. The Coal for which tickets were sold last Kail was chanced of and was drawn by or. Freo of the Hospital stall. It was decided that the season be opened on May 21st wit i a h one with the buc Buell reserves. It was decided that the old Ornan Iza Ion continue for another year where upon Fred w. Jacobs resigned As director after which 1. K maus was chosen As his successor. Returned to Castle Ruvo. Augustus Kipper Al severed his connection with Thistle Grovo about a Mouth ago has be turned to resume his position. Or. Kippers Home is in new York. Reunion of 127th regiment. Meal it ers of the Oue Hundred Aud Twenty seventh regiment Pennsylvania Volu Toor infantry in this Section Are much interested in a reunion of that organization which will be held in Gettysburg May 12th. It will Lee the occasion of the annual mooting. The meeting will he a re Guiou of the members some of which Are widely scattered. Officers will be elected and the death Rolls will to made com plete. During the past year Secretary Walmer. Of Harrisburg Lias Learned of at least nine deaths in the regiment some of them being prominent men from this Vicinity such As or. Jacob f. Vastine of Catawissa. The Curbstone Market. As things in connection with the trolley assume shape Aud the time for breaking ground approaches it is realized that Tho Curbstone Market at least As a Factor on Mill Street Lias a decidedly Short lease of life. To maintain the Market of that thoroughfare while the trolley is in building would seem As impracticable As when the cars Are running. The matter of a new location Lias frequently been discussed by Council in normally but it has never yet came before that body for action. What provision will be made for the Farmers will yet develop. It is Safe to assume that this useful class of vendors will not he neglected but that they will be assigned to porno other location convenient alike to seller and dwelling sold. The double dwelling of Vine Street belonging to the estate of Catharine Kratz was sold at orphans court Sale saturday afternoon. It was knocked Down to mrs. Cora May Yeager for $905. Preparing for annual conclave. Preparations Are being made by knights Templar bodies throughout the state to attend the fifty first annual conclave of the grand Cou Imand Ery of Pennsylvania which will meet in York on tuesday May 24. A Parade of Coinman eries from All sections of the state will take place on the first a Lay of the conclave. Y Ork . 21 and a Cal Ismane com Mandery no. 75, of York have committees preparing for the entertainment of visitors to the conclave. Little girls mishap. A Little daughter of Charles Sweitz it Montour Row while playing Friday night fell Down and fractured on of the holies of her left Arm. She was Given surgical attention by or. E. A. I Curry. To make fight for new Bridge. The commissioners of Columbia county propose to make a fight in Coo it to Force the state to rebuild the Catawissa Bridge which was partly swept away by a flood. Attorney Gen eral Carson has decided that the state can give no Aid As thy Bridge was not entirely destroy the ferry boat As it plied southward Over the River shortly after 4 of clock monday after you w As the scene of a thrilling occurrence which consisted of a Ina being thrown Over Board into the deep water. The victim of the mishap was Richard Hullihen Driver of Oue of the Mccormick busses. The ferry was making poor time owing to difficulty of getting the Flat boat into the Shore of the South Danville Side. Richard was trying to get to the station in time for the 4 31 Pennsylvania train West. He had in the bus two passengers two trucks Aud the mail Pouch. So much time was consumed in waiting for the Teiry on this Shore that to be on the Safe Side it was decided that the two passengers should take a launch while Richard would take his chances in catching Trio train with the trunks and the mail. The ferry arrived Aud in due time was on its Way Back Over the River. Realizing that but a few minutes remained before the train was due Richard thought lie would help things along Aud when the ferry arrived at a Point opposite to tie last pier he made ready to assist in lowering the fall Board. He placed his weight upon the Long Shaft supporting the fall Board which is secured by an Iron catch in the Side of the boat some eight or ten feet from the end. His weight not proving adequate to Bear the beam downward he called another gentleman to his assistance. Their combined weight proved sufficient to unlatch the beam Aud As they wore still some seventy Yards from Shore the Only thing for them to do of course was to keep their feet on the beam to the end that they might balance the fall Board and keep it raised in position. They had stood thus Only a moment or so when the second gentleman forgetting himself or not realizing that his weight was needed to keep the beam Down stepped off Aud walked Over to the other Side of the boat. The very moment his weight was removed Down went the heavy fall Board up went the beam and Richard whose weight proved scarcely More than a Feather shot into the air falling on the outside of the rail head downward into the River. The ferry was full of vehicles and it Happy cd that Only one Man was in a position to see Richard As he took his remarkable header into the River. The water at that Point is ten or twelve feet deep. Richard Sank out of sight Aud by the time he Rose to the surface the Flat boat had Goue on its Way. The eyewitness however had grasped a Long pole kept of Board for emergencies Aud was endeavouring to reach him. By this time the alarming cry had gone out that a Man overboard but it was impossible to Stop the boat instantly. Meanwhile Richard was struggling to keep above water Aud was us tally holding his own and making considerable Progress in swimming. The ferry was finally brought to a standstill Aud the Mau after swimming Somo ten Yards was assisted on Board. In falling into the River he struck his head of the Side of the ferry and sustained a bad Scalp wound Aud Bruise. Injured Aud wet Asho was however the plucky Busman completed his trip to South Dauville. Law not a Good measure. Local fishermen of experience claim that the state Law which requires that All fish of a Legal size to throw Back into the Stream is not a Good measure. The fish after being hooked Aud drawn out of the water Are so damaged by exposure that they Seldom survive the experience even though they Are returned to their native element immediately. Oue Angler states that while of a trip last week he caught three Trout that were not of the prescribed size. As soon As he discovered this tact he tossed each fish Hack into the Pool of water he had taken it from. A few minutes thereafter the fish could to seen floating dead upon the court value of farms. Many farms Aro estimated below their True value because of Olov Euly appearance. Weeds higher than the fences Trees Olowu Down Aud left to rot in the same place fences out of repair Gates and barn doors off the hinges or swinging of Oue hinge unsightly litter in door Yard and at the barn these and Many such evidences of carelessness depreciate the value of any farm. The soil 111 be excellent the water facilities All that could be asked for Aud All natural advantages requisite to make a Good High priced farm May exist Aud yet that farm scarcely makes its owner a living. A decision has just been handed Down by the Superior court in the ease of overseers of the poor of Frauk Liu township Lycoming county is. The overseers of the poor of Danville and Mahoning District this county reversing the lower court and quashing the whole proceed Are. The decision settles the question of residence of Sarah Boice who has been a inmate of the almshouse in Mahoning township for five years and is a Triumph for William Kase for the Danville and Mahoning poor District it not Only relieves on poor District of the charge but it makes Franklin township liable for the payment of the big Bill of costs which have been incurred. Sarah Boice is about 77 years of age. She was a resident of Mahoning township for 17 years. In 1892 she went to Franklin township Lycoming county where she made her living for several years sewing and doing other work. Slio later became a charge and of july 31, 1899,she was brought Hack to Mahoning township by the overseers of Franklin township and was placed in the almshouse Here where she has remained Ever since. Immediately after her return Here William Kase West attorney for the Danville and Mahoning poor District presented a petition to the court of Lycoming county asking for a Appeal from the decision of the Justice in removing Sarah Boice to this District claiming that the Justice did not have jurisdiction and that there was no evidence that the woman had a Legal residence in the Danville Aud Mahoning poor District. The Appeal was allowed by the court september 4, 1899. The matter was allowed to rest our District being the defendant District. On january 25,1902,the counsel for the poor Board of Franklin township had the court appoint John m. Keily esq., commissioner to take testimony in the Case of part of Franklin township. of witnesses were called and examined by h. W. Whitehead esq., and j. S. Strieby esq., counsel for Franklin township. W. Kase West esq., appeared for the Danville and Mahoning District. A number of meetings were held and Many witnesses examined on part of both districts which testimony was filed in court october 25, 1902 and heard before the oort november 25, 1902. The court by opinion filed february 23, 1903, decided that from the testimony he found that counsel for Danville and Mahoning poor District having appeared examined Aud Cross examined witnesses ended the objection As to the Legal proceeding and that the Case must be decided upon its merits Aud found that the pauper had gained a Legal settlement in Danville Aud Mahoning poor District and that the procedure was Legal. The Case was then appealed to the Superior court. On april 29th Justice Morrison filed his opinion dated april 18th reversing the lower court Aud quashing the whole procedure at the Cost of the poor District of Franklin township. By this decision not Only is the Danville and Mahoning poor District relieved from paving the heavy Hill of costs but is entitled to payment for the support of Sarah Boice during All the years she was a charge on the District. Never before seen. The four famous Bard Brothers that appear at each performance of the Bard Bros. Shows Are the originators Aud introduce a act that has never before been seen with any show in America Aud to finer or More costly act is Given wit i the largest shews travelling. This no act alone costs the Bard Bros Mure in salary each week than the entire expense of the Ordinary popular priced attraction. Remember that this great act and the original and Only four talons Bard Bros Aro to to soon Only at the Bard Bros. Now us ipod shows which will visit our City on thursday murder Bank Taskier. Northumberland county narrowly escaped another dark Page in its history and Only the prompt action of officers of it. Carmel prevented a series of crimes equal in daring As those committed by the car Bandit robbers who were recently executed at Chicago Shemoskie trevitts and Williams three Young men who were recently arrested in it. Carmel charged with committing a nun it a of daring robberies and bold hold ups before being arrested had planned to commit crime in wild Western style Ami the murdering of a former Well known Suu Burian was agreed upon Ami arrangements for committing the deed had All been perfected. Several Days ago the Young criminals were taken to it. Carmel from sub try jail in an Effort to have them identified by a Farmer recently held up Aud shot at of a Road near it. Carmel. The three were identified by the Farmer As the right parties Ault a seeing that they could not evade the Law they made a startling confession of their plans. They said they had been practising at Long Range shooting Aud Riding horseback with the expectation of holding up trains and robbing Hanks. They were alien going West. The guarantee Trust Ami Safe Deposit company of it. Carmel was to be entered Aud cashier a. L. Merle of to be shot Down in cold blood and murdered. The three a robbers had inspected the Bauk and i had Laid All their plans. Shamaski was to gain an Entrance to the Bank at night escaping the vigilance of the watchman and was to conceal himself of top of the or. Bas Tress came alone to the Bauk in the morning he Wai to shoot and kill him. Trevatt and Williams were to be waiting on the outside of the building and after the shooting they were to help secure the plunder. A revolver was to be placed in or. Bastress hand to try and make it appear like suicide. The boys were then to leave immediately for the West. The Day fixed for this daring deed was to be three Days from the time of their arrest. A number of years behind prison bars awaits these item. 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 of All kinds and description some past Iii a colonel a. K. Mcclure in writing of tie career of governor Johnston the first Wizig governor Ever chosen by the people of Pennsylvania relates a episode Occo Riig at Harrisburg during his administration which possesses a deep interest to the people of Montour Aud Columbia counties. Colonel Mcclure save the elections of 1819-50 were Adverse to Tho whigs in Pennsylvania and Johnston had to Deal with a democratic House. The Senate of 1851 had one i socratic majority. While the Senate was whig his adminis tuition was Safe in its important financial Ami other progressive measures but when in the last year of his term he was ital with a democratic Senate the Power of the administration was seriously threatened. With the Senate in Harmony with him the House was impotent and by a very shrewd political Man Euver lie won the control of the Senate from tie democratic majority. There had been a Long Battle Between Colombia county Aud what is now Montour county Over the question of dividing old Columbia Aud creating the new county of Montour. The two sections had become intensely inflamed against Oach other Aud Valentine Best had been elected senator from Danville the Mouton end Throe years before chiefly on the Issue of erecting the new a Muty. It was his lad session and this last Opportunity to win out of his new county scheme. If he remained in opposition to the state administration it was possible for him to pass the measure of a partisan Issue by democratic votes but in that event lie would have to Ruu up against the governor who knew exactly How to defeat Sulci political movements. It was finally suggested to senator Best that there was one Way by which he could get his new county and that was to make himself speaker of the semite by voting for himself and giving the administration the you tool of the finance and several other important committees. Senator Best Well knew what such a political movement involved and it was most humiliating for him to desert his party and make himself speaker by his own vote but he Felt that the end justified the Means and he accepted the contract. It became whispered around that there would be some queer political doings when the Senate was called to order and the Hall was crowded when the clerk rapped on his desk Aud called the new senators to be sworn. The democrats had nominated j. Porter Brawley of Crawford for speaker Aud the whigs to cover their contract with Best nominated senator Darsie of Allegheny tiie oldest of the whig senators in service. I was fortunate in obtaining a seat quite close to Best As i knew lie was to be the Central figure of the show. Brawley came into his seat with a most unsteady gait. He knew that his defeat was inevitable Aud he had fortified himself for the ordeal by a copious Supply of stimulants. Brawley would not have been required to vote for himself if the whigs had not made the combination with Best As the Courtesy was always observed in that body when the contest for speaker was a Square Oue Between the two parties and the dominant party had but Oue majority for the two candidates for speaker Yaeli to vote for the other. The old time Senate Nauy times stood 17 to 1 1,and the majority speaker was always chosen by the vote of the opposing candidate. The first ballot gave Brawley 15 Darsie 15, with Brawley Best and Darsie scattering their votes and on the second ballot the we his voted solidly for Best and Brawley received 15 democratic votes but Best had not answered when his name was called Aud just before the clerk was about to compute and announce the vote. Senator Best Rose in his place in very obvious confusion Aud asked that his name be called. The clerk called Quot Valentine Best a a to which the senator responded a a Valentine Best a Anil thus made himself Spe Aker of the body. Some hisses came from the crowded lobby and Brawley Sot sullenly in ills chair Aud refused to exhibit the usual Courtesy of conducting Iii successful oppose it to the chair but Darsie the Defeated whig , promptly arose Aud led the new speaker to the platform. The result was that the administration controlled the Senate that the Montour county Bill passed the Senate by a single vote and finally commanded sufficient democratic support in the House to carry it through when governor John get in promptly gave it his approval. Best was Burnt m effigy in the Columbia portion of his District but he was heartily so Poi Ted by the Montour people. He was the regular a democratic nomination for re elec Tiou and Charles r. Burkalew then a Voung lawyer of Boloni Sherg in old Columbia was made the regular democratic candidate. Manv of the whigs of old Columbia and nearly All the people of Montour supported Best who received within one or two of a unanimous vote in Danville and close to a unanimous vote in the new county but Luzerne with a Large democratic majority was part of the District Aud Burkalew was brought to the Senate to begin a great career As Long the leading Democrat of the Senate As United states senator As foreign minister and finally As congressman

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