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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - May 16, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaHone paper the Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It Wil you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per year Job printing this country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own or. Irving h. Jennings dentist. Office hours 9 a. M. To i m 1 r. M. To u p. M. 104 Mill St., Danville. La. Shultz m. I it. 425 Mill St., , a. Diseases of the stomach anti intestines a specially a. W. P. Antill a dentist office 218 Mill Street. Letb extracted without pain. Crown and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with the latent and Moat improved and prepared to execute the Moat difficult work. Or. C. U. Reynolds formerly of catawi9sa. Of Floe opposite Boston store Danville is dentistry in Ell its branches charge moderate and All work guaranteed established 1898. News. Ascension Day. The political pot is boiling. It was summer like yesterday. The Strawberry festival is ripening. Farm hands will be scarce this year. Let memorial Day be fittingly observed. The growing wheat presents a Fine appearance the Rains of the past week having proven very beneficial. An increased attendance was noticed at the Public schools yesterday. Goods appropriate for the summer season Are finding a ready Sale. Local passenger traffic has been unusually brisk for several Days past. Councilman George Laurer is confined to his heme Steeb Street by illness. A new pavement is being Laid in front of Robert Morris dwelling East Market Street. Philip Cromley is remodelling his residence on Church Street. Chicken thieves Are worrying first Ward residents. Keep your Eye on the base Ball game at Dewitt s Park on saturday. The new Block system is now in working order on the Reading Railroad Between Reading and Williamsport. Hunter s Park is being prepared for the opening. John l. Roach formerly employed at the Bessemer Plant removed his family yesterday to Johnstown. Or. Roach now holds a responsible position at the Cambria Iron works at that place. The reorganization of the school Board will take place the Early part of next month. The new crossing at St. Paul a m. E. Hurch East Mahoning Street was completed yesterday. A Little girl arrived at the Home of Jacob Schmidt Railroad Street last Sun Lay. To immense bed of tulips seven Bun red in number a a among the attract Ione at the walnuts t. F. Patterson a iome on Northumberland Street. There is a Scarcity of labor in this Keetion of the state and banners who vill be vein the work of Harvest in Al it ont even weeks Are wondering where the hands Quot Are to come from. The crop Outlook is just As promising his year allo or the country As it was ast year so that the abundance of hings will let a continued. The efforts of the police to break no Orner loafing has shown Good results. Sweet Kiri graduates Are now prepare Jug for the event of their lives. The displays of Spring and summer oods in Many of the store windows in his City have been arranged with very leasing and artistic effect. Miss Martha Christian of this City has accepted a position As stenographer and typewriter at the state Hospital for the insane vice miss Kneibler resigned. Painters Are at work on the attractive ome of g. M. Shoop. Market and ferry treets. Miss Nellie Kneibler who for the past ear has been employed at the state Hospital As stenographer and Type Riter has tendered her resignation to accept a similar position with the Dandle Bessemer co. Fast Market Street. The Artesian Well has now attained a epthof360 feet. Drilling now pro a a a night and Day. The Bottom of the a shale Deposit has not As yet been reached. The Bloomsburg High school is ached led to play the Danville High school a am at Dewitt s Park on saturday afternoon next. The game will be Call d at 2 80. Admission 10 cents. Warren j. Miller son of Robt. G. Liller of this City graduates As a phys Ian at Eilerson medical College Phil Delphia yesterday. Livery Man Erwin Hunter has punch the 2.40 Trotter tip Tup from will m Delong. The Price paid was $178. Vol. 40-no 20. Danville a. Thursday. May 10.1901. Established in 1855. To a adjunct which will be Early added to scoops and 8hovels. Things begin to present a Busy appearance about the Plant of the Bessemer company this City. A full equipment of new and thoroughly modern machinery has been ordered and is now on its Way. The machinery will be installed during the Mouth of june and we were informed yesterday that the Plant will Start up on july the first. Our readers will be interested to learn that in addition to High Grade shovels and scoops one of the earliest adjuncts added will to the manufacture of Miu eral Wool a commodity much in demand in the manufacture of safes and the erection of fire proof buildings. The company will begin with the employment of 150 men. A number of these Are skilled workmen from a distance who have already removed to town. A meeting of the Danville Bessemer company was held tuesday. It was decided to reduce the value of the shares from $5 to $1.50, making the capital $300,000 instead of $1,200,000. He proposition to distribute $1 per share was also ratified by the same vote. The distribution of the Money involving $240,000 will be Mude to Day. The company is free from debt and after the distribution will still have $145,000 on ban i. The assets Are appraised at $400,000. A rare join. William h. Richardson of Mausdale has a very old five Dollar Gold piece in his Possession which was inherited along with his fathers estate it bears the Dale of 1795 and or. Richardson has been taking some pains of late to determine its exact value As a rare Coin. He was in this City yesterday consulting authorities and was surprised to learn that there Are five Dollar Gold pieces of 1795 extant valued As High As $45. The Coin in or. Richardson a Possession is Worth at least $15. All of which shows that it pays to hold on to ones Money especially if it is interesting services at Trinity and St. Paul s m. E. Church. Death of mrs. Vandling. Amelia widow of the late Adam Van doing died at Northumberland on tuesday aged 80 years. The remains will arrive of this City today on the 10 19 d. L. Amp w. Train proceeding directly to Odd Fellows cemetery where interment will take place. The deceased was Well known in this oily and has a number of relatives living Here. She formerly resided at Cameron but for a Good Many years past has lived at Northumberland her husband who was a brother of the late James Vandling of this City died Many years ago his grave being among the oldest in Odd Fellows cemetery. Changes at the water works. The old boilers thoroughly overhauled with new smoke tubes inserted have been installed in the new Annex at the water works. The Brick work is completed and nothing now remains to be done Bat to Coupe it the flue and steam line. They will he thrown into service in a very Short time. The removal of the boilers leaves the Middle division of the water works vacant. For this Paciona apartment there is no use at present but should the Borough decide to enter upon the manufacture of its own electricity the intention is to install the Dynamo in this portion of the Plant. Another raise granted. Trie employees of the Reading Iron works monday were gladdened by the announcement of another Advance in wages which like the raise granted on april 1st was purely voluntary on the part of the company. The notice which was posted in the Mili monday morning reads As follows Danville pa., May 11, 1901. Notice to employees Danville rolling Mili department 1 Fieri Wil lie an Advance in wages to take elect May loth. The puddling basis will lie $3.50 per ton. Davio Llomas superintendent. To the Trade. We have just arranged with b. K Loemaker of Danville to handle our be of pure medicinal Rye and malt whiskies. We guarantee their purity Ochester distilling co. Duffy malt whiskey co. Children s carnival. Miss Nila Moyer is arranging to hold a children a carnival at the armory on the evening of May Hist. Miss Moyers Lancing class has made splendid Progress during the present Quarter some seventy live pupils being enrolled. Fancy dancing will be one of the features at the carnival. The affair Given by the class several months ago was much enjoyed by those who were fortunate enough to be present and the coming event promises to be equally successful. Ball playing on the Street. Ball playing upon the streets must Stop. The police have said so threatening to arrest All found guilty of the practice. It seems rather hard on the boys it is True but is is about the Only course to pursue. Ball playing on the Street is annoying to pedestrians while several windows have been broken lately among them a very valuable one in the w window of Shoemakers liquor store opera House Block which someone will be obliged to for. The twelfth anniversary of the up world league of St. Paul s methodist episcopal Church was observed sunday eve. A Large congregation attended the services which were decidedly interesting. A special program entitled Quot twelve wonderful years was rendered. It consisted of choruses recitations Etc. Or. Wyle played a violin Solo. One of the most interesting features of the evening was the report for the past year which was read by Beverly Musselman. The report showed both the Junior and senior leagues to be in excellent condition with a total membership of one Hundred. Nearly $00 was raised in Small contributions. Of this $2.5 was applied to the liquidation of the Church debt. The attendance for the year showed a great gain and the amount of work accomplished proves that the members Are taking a warm interest in All league matters. Twelve juniors were admitted to the senior i eague. The address by Rev h. C. Liar Man pastor of St. Paul a was quite appropriate and encouraging in effect complimenting the league on its excellent showing and urging the members to persevere in an Endeavor to attain still a higher plane. The following officers were installed president Beverly Musselman first Vic president Russell Foust second Vic president miss Stella esterbrook third vice president miss Olive Thompson fourth vice president miss Emma Bird treasurer Herman Prentiss Secretary miss Emetine Gearhart. Anniversary exercises were also held at Trinity m. E. Church. A very pleasing program of recitations singing Etc., was rendered. The choir rendered an Anthem very effectively while mrs. Cleaver wife of the pastor Sang a Solo which was very much enjoyed. The president and vice presidents of the senior league and the superintendent of the Junior league presented full and Well prepared reports which showed in both bodies a Good Deal of work done and a healthy state of affairs in Point of finances membership and attendance. Rev. N. E. Cleaver followed with an address on a the Epworth league As an organization of Power in the following officers were elected president George Lunger first vice pre Sidcot miss Viola Young second Vic president mrs. Dorothy Rogers third vice president miss Jennie la it Vett fourth vice presiden miss Agnes Hodge Secretary miss Martha Groff treasurer Walter Lovett. A Wallace circus equipment. In Point of equipment the great Wallace show which visits Bloomsburg shortly is absolutely without a peer. No Money is spared no expense considered too great to obtain the Best that Art and ingenuity have devised in this department of Industry. All the latest improvements All the costly inventions and innovations in equipment Are placed under contribution and As a result or. Wallace Cau boast of three trains of cars that surpass anything in America or Europe. The trains owing to the new safety and labor saving devices with which they Are equipped Are a never tailing source of interest and admiration to Railroad men and they May be seen gathered around them examining and discussing the parts for hours at a time whenever the show visits an important Railroad Center. The great Wallace How will appear at Bloomsburg on tuesday May 21. In Honor of Hiss Saunders. Mrs. Tillie Saunders entertained a number of Little folks last evening at her Home Church Street. The party was Given in Honor of her Niece miss Myra Saunders. The Hoube was very beautifully decorated with flags Bunting and Cut Flowers. The evening was pleasantly whiled away with music and dancing. Those present were Mary Walker Marie Fetterman Alice Himes Mabel boat Edith and Dora Jenkins Florence Price Pearl Vastine Clara and Lucy Detweiler Bertha Cloud Marie Roney Marion Jones 8uc Gross Eleanor Corman Lorene Philips Anna Gearhart. Ethel Herrington Margaret Sidler Barbara Gross Jones Annie Reifsnyder Margaret Evans Elsie Moore Mary harder Janies Scarlet Saul Mccoy Lewis Williams Frank Swartz Clifford Shoemaker Jacob Meyers Arthur Reifsnyder Teber Moyer Robert Ammerman. Social entertainment. A social entertainment under the an spices of the women s Relief corps will he Given at g. A. 11. Hall saturday evening May 18th. The program will consist of music and recitations. Refreshments will he served. Admission ten cents. Odd specimens of footwear. Henry Mitchell on Liia return from the Philippines brought with him a number of curiosities in the form of native footwear which Are exhibited in the window of Lungero a shoe store. In addition to several styles of shoes and slippers belonging to the filipinos there Are several very Odd specimens of the same worn by the japanese. They Are viewed daily by Many paragraphs. Brief mention of the doings of your friends and acquaintances. Damage to Church property. Residents of Riverside living near Grace Chapel say that a great Deal of damage is being done to that edifice by boys maliciously inclined. Their worst offence seems to consist of throwing stones against the building which has resulted in Many broken window panes. The Church authorities will no doubt take the matter in hand and some one May get into trouble. Mrs. Horace Minker of Reading is a guest of miss sue Miller East Market Street. Mrs. Abigail Geisinger left yesterday for Kingston. Hon. H. M. Hinckley was in blooms Hurt yesterday. John Lewis left yesterday for a Short visit at Georgetown. Or. And mrs. Adam Christian of this City were in Bloomsburg yesterday. Jacob Fischer returned yesterday from a fishing trip near lock Haven. Hon. R. K. Polk spent a few hours in Bloomsburg yesterday. Mrs. Henry Prentiss returned Home yesterday from a visit with friends in Williamsport. Or. And mrs. George roat spent yesterday in Sunbury. F. C. Derr was in Lewisburg yesterday. Or. And mrs. J. H. Johnson Are in Philadelphia. W. F. Bern Hart and j. C. Weber Smith Railroad men of Reading were in this City yesterday. James p. Burke a Painter of new York arrived Here tuesday. He will be engaged at Castle Grove for the next few weeks. Shoop Hunt left for Philadelphia yesterday. Alfred e. Hostelley was in Sunbury yesterday. Miss Clara Hofer is visiting friends in Bloomsburg. B. P. Harris left yesterday for Rochester n. Miss Ada Beyers left yesterday for a visit with friends in Shamokin. Howard Barber of Philadelphia a Sod of James l. Barber has accepted a position with the Bessemer company thin City. Or. And mrs. Fred Kirkendall of Wilkes Barre Are visiting mrs. Kirken Dallas parents or. Add mrs. George m. Gearhart East Market Street. Mrs. Eleanor Jones and son William will leave this evening for a three months visit in Buffalo Chicago Aud other Points in the North West. Architect John Brugler was in Berwick yesterday. Or. And mrs. M. E. Mcl Lale left yesterday for a visit with friends in Pitt Ston. Rev. Adolph Meyer spent yesterday in Bloomsburg. David Morgan an employee at Castle Grove is visiting friends in York. Misses Nellie Schick and Druce and Martha Carodiskey spent last evening in Sunbury. Rev. A. B. Bowser returned Home last evening from Lewisburg. Hon. James Foster went to Harrisburg yesterday. Miss Harriet Eckman of roaring Creek was the guest of mrs a. H. Woolley Market Street Over sunday. Harry Jones spent sunday with his parents in Montgomery. James Brennan of Kingston spent sunday with friends in this City. R John g. Waite and family spent sunday in Milton. George s. Gilbert and misses Katherine Kline and Laura Gilbert of Cata Wissa spent sunday As the guests of or. And mrs. C. H. Raynolds. Miss Nelda Jacobs of visiting at the Home of her Uncle Juhu Jacobs Mill Street. Mrs. Robert g. Miller is spending a few Days in Philadelphia. Samuel Huber of Cleburne Texas arrived Here monday for a visit with his Mother mrs. Mary a. Huber River bide. John Goeser Aud family left for Buffalo n. Y., tuesday afternoon to attend commencement at cad Sious College that City where or. Goeser a Bon Joseph is enrolled among the students. They will remain in Buffalo for a week to attend the opening of the exposition next monday. My is Alda Bassett returned Home last evening from Philadelphia. Mrs. L. C. Lane spent yesterday with Bloomsburg to feuds. Miss Mary Walker of Northumberland spent yesterday at the Home of Alfred Voris lower Mulberry Street. Mrs. Alfred Moyer returned to Mill moot yesterday after s visit with mrs. George Ura Dorf Church Street. James Williams of Ashland is visiting his father John e. Williams ferry Street. Mrs. H. Davies of Shamokin is visiting at Tiff Home of John e. Williams ferry Street. Misses. Ada Wellington and Etta and Maggie Jones of Bloomsburg spent yesterday at the Home of mrs. Elizabeth Holey Mahoning Street. Or. And mrs. George d. Gearhart and daughter Katherine returned to Natalie yesterday after a visit with relatives in South Danville. Miss Helen Ramsey is the guest of the misses Hill Sunbury. Miss Stella Wagner of it. Carmel is visiting at the Home of m. Wagner on front Street. J. A. Merrill and son of Mausdale left yesterday with a Fine lot of cattle for Muncy Valley where they will he pastured during the to make arrests trouble for parents who neglect to Send children to school. The school Board met in regular session monday eve. Chairman Jacoh Fischer being absent or. I. G. Barber was elected president pro Tern. Members were present As follows. Orth Green Burger Werkheiser Fenstermacher Black liar Pel and Keefer. Professor Houser presented a report which showed that there Are a considerable number of pupils in the Borough who have failed to put in the required 70 per cent of time. It was decided that the Board ought to adopt some Radical measure which would stir up the parents of such children who Are the re a Pon Sibie parties. It was ordered that the truant officer arrest such parents As in his judgment Are assisting their children in evading the Law. Or. Barber reported that the four Flag poles ordered have been delivered one at each of a the school grounds in the Borough. The poles Are 52 feet in length and Are perfectly satisfactory with the exception of the one in the third Ward which was condemned As crooked. On motion of or. Green the poles found satisfactory were ordered to be accepted. They Are to be trimmed up and painted after which they will be raised. The treasurer presented his report which showed a balance on hand of $6545.78. Professor u. Is. Gordy invited the Board to attend the baccalaureate Sermon in a body and to occupy seats on the stage at commencement. The Board accepted the invitation. At the baccalaureate Sermon the members will be accompanied by their wives Aud will not attend in a body. The action of the Board at last meeting relating to complimentary tickets in connection with the graduating class was rescinded and it was decided to allow each member five tickets. The following Bills were ordered paid Secretary a salary,$175.00 H. Diehl Flag poles. 16.50 a. C. Amesbury. 16.25 Robert j. Pegg. 15.50 Benjamin ii. Harris. 2.15 William Quigg. 2.50 w. E. Young. 7.50 j. Ii. Cole. 7.70 William Garrow. .75 Standard Gas co., .50 e. E. Shultz. .45in $1,000 Hail George Sommers and Miles Sassaman Given a hearing monday. Taken before the Justice. The Resolution of the school Board at its last meeting requesting the truant officer to make arrests where in his opinion parents Are in any Way responsible for the non attendance of pupils has already proven most salutary in its effects. The schools tuesday were Well filled As a result. Youngsters who were out nearly All Winter on the threadbare excuses of sick Ness or of having no clothing suitable put in an appearance among others. In one room which was noted for its indifferent attendance 56 pupils responded to the Roll Call. About 1 of clock tuesday afternoon truant officer Young started out to do his duty. Before Middle of the afternoon he had corralled an offending Parent a Well known resident of the third Ward whose hopeful son had been in school but Goa Days during the term which is about half time instead of seven Teutli As required by Law. The Parent was taken before Justice Oglesby where he begged very hard for Clem ency promising to see to it that his boy is in school everyday from now on until the end of the term. The Justice finally yielded and remitted the Tine. The penalty is $2 for the first offence and $5 for every subsequent one. The costs will add $3 to $5 More. Glose of a successful term. The close of the school term was observed at the Riverside High school monday afternoon and evening with an elaborate program which was prepared and ably carried out by the pupils. The averages made by most of the pupils of the school during the term Are very satisfactory and a credit to the teacher prof. Coxe. In the afternoon the program was As follows Welcome address Julia Murphy. Quot Little Johnnie a John Earp. Quot baby a Farley. Seventh anniversary Dillie Kashner. Quot three Little mushrooms a. Small girls. Quot the Way to do it Quot Joseph Murphy. Quot will he come tonight Quot. Sadie Fowler. Quot lost Tommy Quot Julia Murphy. Quot True Story Quot Helen Mills. Quot violets Quot. Alice Mccloughan. Quot Yankee Doodle quo James Mills. Quot the Young Baker Quot Annie Farley. After the program refreshments were served. In the evening the Large audience thoroughly enjoyed the following program Welcome address Julia Murphy. Recitation Gertrude Mcwilliams. Quot off the stage Quot a drama the school. Shannon. Quot aunt Dinah a pledge the school. Quot True Story Helen Mills. Green House completed. W. P. Jones Albert Dur Beke and Samuel Johnson of new York who have been engaged in the erection of the new Green House at Castle Grove left tuesday evening for Boston where they have taken a similar contract. The Green House at Castle Grove was completed yesterday. It is constructed of the Best materials Aud is 321 feet Long and 20 feet wide. It looks As though Danville would have a quiet old fashioned fourth of july. George Sommers and Miles Sassamen charged with causing the death of Wellington Hartman by reckless driving were Given a hearing in this City monday and held for court each in the sum of $1000 bail. The two accused men were arraigned before Justice of the peace Bare at 10 of clock monday morning where they both entered the plea of a a not the defendants were represented by William Chrisman of Bloomsburg j. A. Guie of Catawissa and r. S. Ammerman of this City. The Commonwealth was assisted by Edward s. Gearhart. The defendants desired to waive a hearing at once and to enter bail for court. Counsel for the Commonwealth contended that a Justice of the peace can not accept bail when the charge is As serious As the one preferred that in All cases of involuntary manslaughter and the like no one but the judge himself or an associate Law judge is qualified to admit to bail. It was decided therefore to waive a hearing and to secure the release of the defendants on Hareas Corpus proceeding. Accordingly judge Little was called up by a phone who agreed to come to Danville on the 12.47 train and hold a hearing during the afternoon. In the interim nothing remained but to hand Sommers and Sassaman Over to sheriff Breckbill and from that hour until 1 30 p. In. The two men enjoyed the Novelty of an experience As prisoners in the Montour county jail. At 1.30 of clock court convened president judge Little Aud associate Blee occupying the Bench. The necessary formality being complied with writs of Hareas Corpus were granted and Sommers and Sassaman brought into court. Seven witnesses were heard the first being Jacob Hartman the venerable father of the deceased Wellington Hartman. The bulk of the testimony our readers Are already familiar with. Edward d. Rishel who lives near the school House was the first to respond to miss Hartman Scall for help. He found the Spring Wagon lying on its Side with Wellington Hartman lying under the Tongue dead. The two men in the buggy came along witness recognized Sommers. They stopped and asked what had happened. They admitted that they had run into Hartman s Wagon. But said they hold their horse. It did not impress or. Rishel As a dark night. Mrs. Rishel also testified corroborating her husband. Ella May Hartman who occupied the front of the Spring Wagon with her father first heard the approaching buggy in the rear. It was driving at a terrific rate of Speed and she warned her father who Drew tie horses to the right Side of the Road. She heard some one Call out Quot whoa a a and at the same instant the crash came. She did not see the buggy nor the men. John Kruusi Coli iame of Cooper township who was standing at his front Gate saw both vehicles drive by. The buggy he said was going at a 3or4 minute clip. The collision occurred Only sixth two feet beyond his residence. Upon hearing the crash he rushed to the spot. Or. Hartman a horses had already dragged the Spring Wagon out of sight. The buggy was lying on its Side and the horse had fallen Down. He assisted the men to right the buggy during which lie was recognized by Sommers. Or. Kruni gave it As his opinion that the men were intoxicated especially Sommers. William Hartzell owner of the horse and buggy which figured in the collision was the next witness. He said the horse was a fast one which had been trained for the race course. He had never experienced any difficulty in handling him an j Sommers he said had driven the animal before. The testimony showed that Sommers and Sassaman deceived the livery Man. They hired the horse and buggy for a ride to Catawissa. When they returned about Midnight they represented the horse and buggy As All right. They told him he would hear of an Accident which it suited them to locate near Lippert. It was not until All the facts came out that he Learned they had been to bythe ladies delightful dance in the armory Friday night. About fifty couple attended the dance Given by the ladies of the thurs Day afternoon euchre club in the armory Friday evening. It was one of the finest affairs of its kind Given in this City in a Long while. The spacious Hall never presented a More Beautiful appearance under its profuse decorations of Cut Flowers potted plants hags and Bunting artistically draped about the Walls and ceiling. The decorations which represented several Days hard work on the part of the committee were greatly admired and contributed in no Small degree to the general Success of the event. The music was furnished by the Penn a social orchestra which played exceptionally Well. It presented a great contrast to the usual three piece combination. The two Steps especially were played with much spirit. There were eight musicians. For the Benefit of those who did not dance a euchre was Given in the rear room. This affair was Given in leap year fashion the ladies bearing All expenses and acting As escorts to the gentlemen. Refreshments were served at 11 30 of clock. The tables were set in the dancing room and when All were seated the effect was picturesque. Altogether the affair was most successfully managed and that it was much enjoyed by All who Particini rated was a self evident fact. An electrical storm. The Shower of saturday afternoon last while not distinguished by an unusually heavy rainfall will not soon be forgotten owing to the strange electrical phenomenon accompanying it. Owing to the storm conditions of a Day or so previous the atmosphere had become highly electrified. About half past four of clock in the afternoon there was a blinding Flash of lightning and nearly coincident with it a deafening peal of Thunder which inspired a feeling of terror from one end of town to the other. Residents of the first Ward Felt sure that they had barely escaped with their lives and that the lightning must have struck at their Yery doors. People of the other wards to the remotest ends of the Borough Felt perfectly sure of the same thing and yet so far As could be ascertained yesterday the lightning struck nowhere. The whole town however seemed enveloped in a Blaze which in Blu and yellow flames played around Church steeples and towers Hung on the Telegraph and electric Light wires and darted around the razors As the Barbers plied their saturday afternoon Trade. A number of persons in every part of the Borough were affected by the Shock. A Little child of w. H. Farnsworth. Ferry Street was thrown prostrate upon the floor and was slow to revive. At Curry amp Vannany a Frank spitter was thrown to the ground while the solid Walls of the machine shop were shaken to their foundations. The Telephone system was rendered practically useless. The trunk lines were All knocked our while of the local a phones upwards of 60 were burned out. The damage however was repaired As speedily As possible and sunday afternoon everything was in Good working order. The rain was general Over Montour Ami adjoining counties. In Columbia county bail fell in great quantities inflicting damage to gardens and fruit Trees. In the Vicinity of Orangeville Hail fell to the depth of several inches. Tendered a Surprise. Mrs. Maria Shelhart East Market Street was tendered a Surprise party by a number of her friends. Tuesday evening. The party was Given in Honor of her seventy sixth birthday. Mrs. Shelhart received a number of very Beautiful gifts. Those present were or. And mrs. David Shelhart or. Anti mrs. John b. Mccoy or. And mrs. Jacob h. Cole mrs. John Mowery mrs. Julia Mourer mrs. Elizabeth Bausch and daughter miss Eleta mrs. Thomas Jones and mrs. Richard Metherell and son Gomer. Death of mrs. J. M. Harman. Rev. H. C. Harman monday received a Telegram from Shelton neb., conveying the sad news of his mothers death which occurred sunday last at 6 p. M. The deceased was 61 years of age. She was born in Catawissa but after her marriage removed to Orangeville where she resided until 1878, when the family located in Shelton. Neb. She has been in failing health for the last three years. Her husband survives along with three sons and two daughters Rev. Harry c., of ibis City George and Frank Harman mrs. John Warner and mrs. C. R. Rhode of Shelton no be. Owing to the great distance Rev. Harman will be unable to attend the funeral. Rev. Harman has the sympathy not Only of his parishioners but of the Community in general in this the hour of his bereavement. I. 0. 0. F. Brother William d. Carver of Marine Lodge no. 033, Buffalo n. Y., and assistant general agent for brotherhood Accident company for Odd Fellows Only of Boston mass., will give a phonograph Musicale to Brethren of Danville Lodge no. 780 on Friday night May 17, at Odd Fellows Hall. Brethren of other lodges Are cordially invited to attend. A child s close Call. John the two year old son of councilman George Laurer came very near losing his life tuesday evening. The Little fellow found a Jox of one fourth Grain morphine pills and ate two or three of them before he was detected. He soon became deathly sick. Or. Paules was called who administered an emetic which had the desired effect. The child was still suffering from the effects of the dose yesterday but was out of danger. Six of clock dinner. Mrs. J. 11. Yorgy entertained a number of friends at a six of clock dinner on tuesday evening at her Home on East Market Street. Those present were mesdames w. D. Laumaster Rutter Herman Michael Wallize John Sechler Hattie Waters misses Mary Yorks and Annie Bowyer of this City and mrs. Elliot Russell and daughter. Miss Mae of8t. Louis. Lodge of Pocahontas. A Lodge of Pocahontas As a ladies auxiliary to the Lodge of red men of this City will be instituted Friday evening next at 7 of clock by a. A Ayers of Peckville treat Sachem of the improved order of red men. Death of a child. A year old child of or. And mrs. William Huntington near Grovania died on tuesday. The funeral will be held Friday i Orrin at 10 of clock Rev. The office of the american using furnished with a Large a amp sort men of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the published announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and description. A Gfa get our prices before place your health takes action Resolution adopted at the meeting monday night. The Hoard of health held a meeting in Council chamber 011 monday night. The greater part of the session was a voted to a discussion of the abandoned canal which a one of the biggest Ukia auces that the Board of health has Ever had on its Hunda. The majority of the members Are physicians and they Are unanimously of the opinion that unless some measure is adopted to Avert it the empty waterway will Breed a pestilence before the summer is Over. The following Resolution was adopted a whereas the Pennsylvania canal company has abandoned the use of the canal for navigation leaving it in the condition of an open sewer traversing the entire length of our town thus menacing the health of the whole Community during the coining warm season therefore resolved that the said company be respectfully requested to permit a volume of water at least three feet in depth to flow through the canal from the present time until cold weather comes on which in our opinion is the Only feasible method of preventing the mud and filth deposited on the Bottom of the canal from generating Miasmatic exhalations by exposure to the heat of the gun. Resolved that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the officiate of the canal company As the opinion of the Board of health of Danville and that for the welfare of the towns inhabitants they be respectfully asked to Grant the request expressed in these there is no Lelling How these resolutions will be received and what consideration will be Given to the matter involved. Our town is situated unfortunately with reference to the canal which cuts right through i its Centre at the lowest Point forming a natural Drain. The canal at Points above and below Danville traverses the outskirts of the different towns and the effects whether injurious or otherwise Are Only slightly Felt by the residents. Whether the canal company appreciates the full extent of the nuisance Here and will decide to act upon the request of the Board of health remains to he seen. The following members were present at the meeting on monday night or. J. R. Kimerer or. P. C. Newbaker o. B. Sweitzer James Schultz and Aaron rockafeller. Or. Cameron Shultz see rotary. Interesting Lodge event. Camp 135, p. O. Of a., auxiliary to Camp 364, p. O. S. Of a., was duly instituted on saturday evening last in g. A. R. Hall by District organizer mrs. Clara Powley of Sunbury assisted by the follow ing ladies and gentlemen mrs. Lizzie e. Hess past National treasurer or. And mrs. A. J. Suit or. And mrs. A. J. Rittenhouse of Berwick mrs. Clara Conrad Retta Henninger Carrie Wheeland or. And mrs. Charles Brown Eliza Wiland and Mella Bingaman of Sunbury. After the institution the following members were installed in their respective offices for the ensuing term past president mrs. Mary Gaskins assistant past president mrs. Margaret Eyerly president mrs. Ella Kauffman assistant president mrs. Annie Eyerly vice president mrs. Anna Grey assistant vice president mrs. Mary Adams conductor mrs. Lydia Gibson assistant conductor Stephen Nevius chaplain miss Maggie Barr orator mrs. Alice Lewis recording Secretary mrs. Sarah Fetterman assistant recording Secretary mrs. Margaret Nevius financial Secretary j. O. Eyerly treasurer mrs. Francisca Kauff Mau Sentinel mrs. Hannah Huff guard d. F. Eyerly trustees messes. J. O. Eyerly Stephen Nevius and d. F. Ply Eric. Under verbal communications some very Tine remarks regarding the working and Progress of the order were made by mrs. Hess and or. Rittenhouse assistant state president of Berwick and mrs Clara Powley mrs. Clara Conrad and mrs. Carri Wheeland of Sunbury. At the close of the session refreshments were served consisting of ice Cream cake and fruit. The meeting throughout was indeed successful and All of the Twenty five charter members were highly delighted with the Workings of the order. Barge prize contestants. John m. Hinckley a. L. Crossley it. Pm James jr., w. L. Sahler j. E. Trickier and Robert Tinsman students of Lafayette College will contest for the Barge prize on May 30. The prize in question is a Gold medal of the value of $100 founded by Benjamin f. Barge plsq., of Mauch chunk to be awarded to that member of the senior class who shall deliver the Best oration in an annual contest to be held on memorial Day May 30. The contestants were chosen on the merits of submitted orations. Evening party. Miss Sarah Christian entertained a few of her friends at her Home Mill Street last evening. Those present were misses Lillian Payne Annie Geringer Ruth and Elsie Carodiskey Ollie Lunger Annie Bedea Carrie Price Mabel Gearhart and Rose Byerly. The trap broke. The biweekly shoot of the gun and Rise club was not pulled through to a finish yesterday. The contest had Little More than began when the trap broke Down and the shoot w As declared off

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