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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - May 16, 1907, Danville, PennsylvaniaState Library. Vol. 53�?no. 19danville, pa., thursday. May 16, 1907 established in 1855 i k. Irving h. Jennings Dubni 1st. Office hour a. M. To 12 y 1 p. M. To a p. M loj Mill or. I in Vlf. A Shl Ltd n. 425 Mill St., Danville a. Jis Easi if the Siu Imu h Aii i mesh inet. the world has Little use for reptiles human or otherwise. That excitement has now readied fever heat at the state Capitol. A mad dog appeared at Plains Luzerne county and bit six children to fore it was cornered and killed. Extensive Forest fires in Schuylkill county have destroyed hundreds of acres of valuable Timber and ruined a big Huckleberry crop. The after gloom will forever obscure the boy of the los Angeles gathering. The fool who advertises his Folly to the four winds soon reaches a sorry level. Prohibition is at least As successful As the average License Law. The mistral is the trouble of Marseilles an East wind that i ceases the City a death rate fifty per cent. The utilization of herring for fertilizer has been stopped by the Canadian government. The Tyumen of Norway a favorite poet is a Owen Meredith a a the late lord Lytton. Tokio a trouble is earthquakes la her worst 200,000 residents were billed. The tale bearer of the twentieth Century is just As despicable As his great Grandfather was. The lad who will not listen to the voice of Wisdom will learn his lesson in a rougher school. The Broad minded citizen always rejoices in the Prosperity of his friends. The Good people in this world Are far More numerous than the bad. Paradoxical As it May seem love at first sight demonstrates that love is Blind. Statistics show that Italy a population for the last five years has been gradually decreasing in several provinces. Father time does no to get intoxicated although we often hear of the fullness of time. That Man who was required to thirty dollars for three undersized Trout would save Money by buying Shad. Newspapers throughout the state Are voicing the increasing Public sentiment for Good roads. Yellow Perch Are being placed in Many of the streams in Berks and Lebanon counties by the state fish authorities. West Hazleton will have a curfew ordinance that will require children to be off the streets at 9 of clock and men at 10 of clock. While Archie Wagner was trimming the Edge of the Law i last week with a pair of sheep shears he Laid the implement aside for a time and coming Back sat Down upon them sustaining a severe Gas i on the under part of his leg. At a recent election in Bryan a Home town of Lincoln neb., the initiative and referendum were adopted and the democratic candidate elected by a Small majority. Even though they do not belong t the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals we know of women who would t step on a mouse for anything. Governor Stuart has Given his formal assent to the Resolution to extend the time of the Cape Tol probes. John l. Sullivan is coining to the front again and talking of fight. This will probably end in his appearance on tiie stage. It is hinted that the efforts Oftle a japanese government to locate an ambassador at constant Nile Are being secretly antagonized by the great Powers of Europe. Miss Nellie Harper of Seaford del., had sufficient athletic pro we it to fell to the Earth a negro who attempted to assault her on a lonely Road just outside the City. Farmers have about 200.000,000 Bush Els of wheat left Over from last years crops. They an Selling this wheat at $1 a Bushel. The Boom is making the fortunes of Many Farmers. It is noticed that people who claim not to be afraid of lightning and just Thunder Are always so glad for others when the storm is Over. George w. Yeager the oldest resident of Lebanon county is dead at the age of 93 years. He was a personal Friend of president Van Buren. Out of the Twenty one Bills in the Oregon legislature framed in the interest of labor twelve passed both houses. Foot my stack the sixty foot steel smoke stack was raised at the Plant of the Haney Fraz Quot Ier milling company at South Danville yesterday. The work was in charge of John a. Mowrey of this City who raised the heavy steel hag pole on the Hospital grounds last summer. The new boiler is already in position. The base of the smoke stack is adjusted on the top of the boiler which in effect gives the stack a height of seventy feet. The work of raising the latter was attended with much difficulty and that it was successfully accomplished Speaks Well fur the skill and experience of the contractor. Today work will begin on the construction of the steel storage tank which will be a distinctive feature of the remodelled Plant. The work will be in charge of James Irvin representing the Warren a a boiler works he will be assisted by w. Souler of Peoria. 111., who arrived yesterday. The Concrete fou Uda Tiou six feet deep was finished several Days ago. The tank will be Twenty five feet two inches High and its diameter will he of about the same dimensions. The amount of riveting required will be enormous. It is estimated that it will require Nineteen men five weeks to erect the storage tank. The storage tank is the Only one installed anywhere in this Section of the state. It will prove a most valuable appendage to the flouring Mill facilitating the handling of Grain and enabling the company to carry a Large Stock without Ilour ring any risk from fire. The of parity of the tank will be 10, 000 bushels of Grain a Quantity equal to ten car loads. Much of the machinery All new and modern has arrived at the Mill and will be installed As rapidly As possible by Midsummer the Mill will be in of mrs Knarr. Mrs. Hannah Knarr. Wife of Jeremiah Knarr departed tin s life at 12 46 of clock tuesday afternoon following a Long siege of illness. The deceased was afflicted with cancer of the stomach she was seriously ill since last september and at times her suffering was most intense. Mrs. Knarr was aged 00 years 9 months and 18 Days. She was bom near South Danville Anil spent the greater part of her life at the family Homestead in Riverside. When she became seriously ill she was removed to the Home of her son in Law d. E. Haring Danville where death occurred. Besides her husband she is survived by one son Montgomery Knarr and three daughters Annia s. Mrs d. E. Haring of Danville Ida May mrs. Charles Michael of Scranton and miss Jennie at Home. The funeral will be held at 2 p. In., Friday from the residence of d. E. Haring no. 406 East Market Street. Interment in it. Vernon at Sudbury. The Church club of the episcopal diocese of Harrisburg last evening tendered a testimonial dinner to rhe lit. Rev. Henry Codman Potter Bishop of new York on the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate by his father the it. Rev. Alonzo Potter Bishop of Pennsylvania. The affair took place in the armory and was attended by a Large and Brilli ant. Assemblage. After the dinner a number of ladies were admitted to Hoar the speeches. Beside Bishops Darlington and Potter there was present Thomas Darlington a. D., brother of Bishop Darlington and president of the new York City Board of health. The dinner was attended by nearly a Hundred of the members of tiie Church club and their guests. John b. Mccoy of this City catered for the affair. Those who attended the dinner from Dauville wern Rev. Edward Haugh Tou or. H. P. Meredith or. I. H. Jennings Frank c. Angle and John at funeral. Rev. John c. Grimes pastor of St. Peter s m. E. Church Riverside yes Day returned Home from Mcconnel. Wirg where he was called to officiate at the funeral of professor Charles e. Barton superintendent of the schools of Fulton county and formerly an instructor in the state Norma school. The deceased Anil the Rev. John c. Grimes wore warm personal friends for Many years. Death occurred sunday and the funeral followed of an infant. Harry the son of or. And mrs. John h. Kriguer second Street departed this life at 8 of clock saturday afternoon aged 1 year 7 months and 7 Hays. The funeral will be held at 10 a. M. Tomorrow. Interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mary Elizabeth the wife of Joseph Longe Bergor Walnut Street departed this life at 5 30 of clock last evening. The deceased had been ill for eight Mouths being bed fast for most of that time. Her ailment was heart disease complicated with stomach trouble. Throughout her Long siege of illness she bore her suffering with fortitude Aud i Tristian resignation. Had mrs. Louge Uberger lived until next. Monday she would have been seventy one years of age. Before marriage she was miss Johnson and was born at Limestone Lyle this county. Her entire married life covering a period of fifty Oue years was spent in Danville. Besides her in Suud the deceased is survived by one Sou. Harvey Longen Berger and four daughters Alice mrs. Harry Shick mrs Elizabeth Smith and miss Clara of this City and Margaret mrs. Curtis Fox of Catawissa. Due notice of the funeral will he Given. Death of goos Ebone Prophet. Elias Hartz the famous goos Ebone weather Prophet of Reading died saturday at the friends Asylum near Philadelphia. Hartz was known All Over the country on account of his Peculiar weather prognostications. Or. Hartz was ninety two years of age and he foretold the weather As indicated by the markings of the Goose Bone for nearly seventy years. Some months ago he was taken to the friends Asylum because of infirmities incident to old age. Or. Hartz always declared that the Art of Reading the goos Ebone correctly was a science and he became an adept. For the last forty years his forecasts have been eagerly looked Forward to by the people of Pennsylvania and neighbouring states. It was his custom to select a Goose Horn in the Spring of the year. This he would carefully raise and watch until the following thanksgiving Day when lie would enjoy the fowl for his dinner. On this Date he would by besieged by neighbors friends and newspaper men to give them his Reading of the goos Ebone. No one Ever questioned his accuracy Anil if lie predicted blizzards severe cold weather and heavy snows it was taken As a fact that that would be the state of the weather for the ensuing Winter. In january he would give a supplemental Reading of the goos Ebone. Or. Hartz never despised the lowly groundhog and admitted upon All occasions that it was a valuable adjunct in determining that state of the weather. He claimed that in his Long career he Only made one mistake and that was when a wag palmed off on him the Bone of a Gander. After that he carefully looked after the Goose from whose Bone he made his forecast. Farmers particularly believed in his predictions and they frequently con salted him As to putting out their crop in Spring. About ten years ago the country enjoyed a mild fall and during the thanksgiving season or. Hartz issued hib famous warning a fill your Coal bins a at tiie Samo time issuing a portend of a disastrous Winter. Many laughed at Hartz. Hundreds took his advice. It was the severest Winter in a generation and Hartzes reputation was More firmly established than Ever. Death mrs. Elizabeth Gething one of the oldest residents of Montour county died yesterday morning at the Home of her daughter mrs. Mary Ann Caslier in West Hemlock township. The deceased was aged 94 years 3 Mouths and 1 Day. Mrs. Gething was a remarkable old lady. She retained the use of All her faculties until her death. Her last illness was of about six weeks duration death being the result of the infirmities of old age. Until she was incapacitated by her illness mrs. Gething was Bright and Active. Even while confined to her bed she impatiently anticipated recovery As she was anxious to a dig her the deceased was the widow of Jesse Gething. Who died in 1894. She was a native of Staffordshire. Eug Laud. Anil came to America in 1854. The remainder of her life was spent in this immediate Vicinity. 31 is. Gething is survived by three sous and one daughter William and Thomas of West Hemlock township Samuel of Danville and mrs. Mary Anu cashier of West Hemlock township. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon meeting or the Home of William Gething at 2 of clock. Services will he conducted in Straubi a Church. Camping site chosen. Orders have been received in Sudbury from the third brigade Headquarters to choose Advance details of soldiers who will be sent to it. Gretna on july 3, to make preparations for the annual National guard Encampment which will open there on july 6. Among local members of the National guard this order is taken to mean that the proposed trip to Jamestown has been definitely abandoned. Most of the men Are greatly disappointed. The third brigade has been going to it. Gretna for the past fourteen years Ana every Man who has been in the service any length of time hoped for a Chango of scene this year. They Are especially bitter on the subject because they believe that it. Gretna is always chosen less on account of its natural advantages than because one of its promoters As a summer resort exercises undue influence in tiie councils of the National guard of Pennsylvania. For this reason company commanders throughout tie third brigade find great difficulty in enlisting men. The talk of going to Jamestown was the Means of bringing in Many recruits but now that this scheme has apparently fallen through the gaps in the rank and fib remain As wide As Ever. It is generally believed that a few trips such As the proposed one to the Jamestown exposition would go far to wards building up the numerical strength of the National guard. Young flanks Brave act. William Ammerman of lie third Ward won applause yesterday by stopping a runaway horse in a daring and novel manner. Toward night the horse of William Lake attached to a track Wagon escaped from the Driver near the Plant of the Danville milling company and ran southward on Mill Street at a Breakneck Speed with the lines dragging on the ground. There was a Good Deal of traffic on the Street and every one foresaw a dangerous collision and smash up. When or. Ammerman sprang out from the sidewalk leaped unto the Wagon from behind crawled to the front part of the Box and climbing out Over the dashboard stepped along the shafts until he was Able to reach the lines after which he had Little difficulty in bringing the horse under control. Or Ammerman received much Praise for his presence of mind and bravery. But for his prompt action there might be a different store to Tell. Death of Hdward Young. Edward Young a former resident of this City departed this life at Sunbury monday and was consigned to the grave at that place yesterday afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife and Mother mrs. Mary Jane Houtz of this City. For a number of years past he resided in Sudbury where he was Well known and highly esteemed. During his illness which covered a period of a year or More he spent Sev-1 eral months in Danville. His funeral yesterday afternoon was attended by a number of people from Danville among whom were his Mother mrs. Houtz mrs. Hattie r. Clark or. Aud mrs. Charles Snyder. Mrs. Ellen Snyder and daughter. Miss Myrtle at Riverside. Miss Anna Mccloughan daughter of or. Aud mrs. J. T. Co Longham Riverside and Marvin Lowenstein formerly of this City but at present of Lewistown were United in the holy Bonds of Matrimony yesterday Forenoon. The ceremony was performed at the Home of the brides parents at 11 of clock the Rev. John c. Grimes pastor of St. Peter a m. E. Church officiating. The Beautiful ring ceremony was employed. Only the brides immediate family was present. The newly wedded couple left on the 12 10 train for a friends Lewis Robinson entertained a number of his High school friends at his Home tuesday evening. Those present were misses Lois Williams Pearl Fenstermacher Edna Dyor Ethel Shannon Elsie Gulick Leah Waite Mae Paugh Rhea Hoffman Isabella Wetzel. Messes Edward Price Frank Cooper Carl Murray Soott Heim Guy Williams Ralph still Edwin Jenkins Roy Shultz. The party was chaperoned by the misses Hattie Adams and Jennie meeting. To Mono Grange no. 31. Of Mouton Aud Northumberland counties will hold sessions on wednesday of next week May 82nd, at the Grange Hall Strawberry Ridge. Representative William Nesbit. Of Northumberland county will deliver an address. A question Box will be maintained and the Good roads question and other questions of the Day will be discussed. Now that the Early crops Are planted the Farmers will no doubt be Able to take a Day off for educational improvement and social enjoyment before taking no the summer s work. Grange no. �4 will furnish meals at the usual late. The school Board went on record Mon night As insisting upon a commencement this year that embodies no departures from what has been customary in the past. This action followed As the result of a Short conference with a committee of the graduating class which was present at the meeting. The committee explained that the class was divided on the question of whether or not the exercises of class Day should be abolished which would imply that commencement exercises should consist of Salut Atory valedictory address to class and presentation of diplomas Only. The class the committee said had voted on the proposition and decided that commencement should go on As usual carrying out the full program. Nevertheless it was explained there Are those in the class who Are Loath to abandon the idea of cutting out class Day exercises Aud Are not entering on tiie work of preparation with the right spirit and enthusiasm. The class it was explained is somewhat discouraged by the uncertainty whether or not tiie court House can be secured for commencement. It was suggested that it might have a Good effect if the Board would define its position in the matter and make it Clear to the class that if commencement with class exercises were decided upon a suitable place in spite of All Odds would be provided in which to hold the exercises. Superintendent Gordy being called upon stated that the principal of tie High school had been waited upon by a delegation of the graduating class Aud asked to abolish class Day exercises. There is a lethargy in the class which the superintendent have to be overcome if commencement exercises Are to come up to the Standard of previous years. He thought it would he a Good tiling for the school Hoard to decide whether the class go ahead and prepare for commencement As held previous years or abolish class Day exercises. motion of or. Ilar Pel it was ordered that the Board insist upon commencement embracing class Day As on previous years and that the teach ers having charge of the exercises will be held responsible for results. They Are to see to it that there is no shirking on the part of any members of the class. Or. Orth reported that lie had waited upon Ralph Kisuer. Esq. And acquainted him with the school hoards action in inviting him to address the graduating class this year Aud that the gentleman at a later data consented to deliver the address. The following members were present ,Harpel. Swarts Pur Sel fish Foulke Fischer Heiss and Redding. Francis j. Riffel an old Aud esteemed resident of Riverside departed this life monday after a Brief illness. Due week ago last sunday the deceased was seized with a congestive chill which developed into pneumonia. On thursday his condition became very serious. He grew gradually worse until monday afternoon at 1 45 of clock when he passed away. The deceased was in his Seventieth year. He was born near Danville Aud spent his entire life in this Section. He was one of the first settlers in Riverside Aud built a House there in 1870, which he occupied at the time of his death. For thirty eight years the deceased was in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad company. During the last two years he acted As a Tern an at the South Danville crossing. Previous to that time he was employed As a Section hand. He was a reliable industrious Man a Good citizen a kind neighbor and a self sacrificing and devoted Parent. The deceased was a widower. His wife who also died of pneumonia departed this life four years ago. He is survived by the following sous Aud laughters Arthur Riffel. Of Philadelphia Aud John and Charles Riffel. Of Riverside Hannah mrs. E. M. Arnold of Harrisburg miss Ella Riffel of Philadelphia and misses Minerva Aud Blanche Riffel who reside at Home. The deceased is also survived by two Brothers James of Danville Aud William of Harrisburg and two Sisters mrs. William Pancoast of Danville Aud mrs. Charles Pancoast of fanning setting curb. T. L. Evans sons yesterday began the setting of curbing on North Mill Street preparatory to beginning the work of paving. The greater part of the Stone was delivered on the ground last week. Only a few men were employed yesterday but a fair beginning of the work was made. It is Gratifying that after so much delay ground has at last been broken. It was thought that reconstruction of the Street embracing All branches of work would be Well under Way by this time. The delay has caused disappointment and led Many people to fear that tiie greater part of summer will be permitted to pass before the work will to begun. The Street is a very important one and As it is in a notoriously bad condition it can not be reconstructed too soon. Funeral of hrs. Kearns. Mrs Henry Kearns whose death occurred on Friday was consigned to the grave in the cemetery connected with the reformed Church tuesday afternoon. The funeral took place at 2 o clock from the family Street. The services were conducted by the Rev. Edward Haughton. The pall bearers were Fred Jacobs John f. Tooley. Harry Ellenbogen Elias Maier Charles Lyon and a. F. Young. The following persons attended the funeral or. And mrs. Harry Sweis fort. New York or. And mrs. Albert Smith of Wyoming Aud mrs. R. G. Whitman of be tried on i murder charge. Judge Savidge Lias issued the following order in connection with the Fisher Case so As to become a matter of record to show what disposition was made of the Case. The order is As follows Quot it is so ordered that the defendant be nor discharged from the Asylum for the insane at Danville to which he has been recently committed by the court in the event he at any time recovers from his mental sickness but in such event the court be informed of his condition so that proper officers May return him to the Northumberland county jail to which it is ordered he be returned in the event he recovers his prothonotary Lawler was instructed to have a copy of the order sent to the authorities at tiie Danville a nuisance. The distribution of circulars in Dauville As carried on has become a great that has provoked a general protest. It would seem that no Effort is made to get the circulars into the houses. The distribution in Many in sauces seems to be in the hands of irresponsible persons who leave the circulars on the door Steps whore they Are blown about in every direction. During the Lnor few Days several of our streets have presented an unsightly appearance. Here Aud there in spots circulars belonging to one lot could be counted by the score indicating that they had been thrown Down by the handful. This is bad enough but when several sets of circulars in one Day Are dumped upon the streets in the same Way the effect can easily be in the ballots. County commissioners clerk h. C. Blue yesterday prepared the ballots for the primary election As required by the uniform primary act the material is already in the hands of the Printer. The form of the ticket which is described in the act differs from what voters at the primaries have been accustomed the ticket is not difficult to understand. Official ballots for each party must be prepared printed on White paper and most be uniform in size style of printing and general appear Nee. The act requires that one fourth As Many specimen sailors be printed As the whole number of official ballots for the specimen ballots coloured paper May be used but they must be of the same size and form As the official ballot. Saturday the last Day for filing petitions for candidates under the uniform primary Law. Developed an unusual amount of activity in political circles. The principal offices to be filled next fall Are prothonotary Aud county treasurer. Up to saturday there was Only one petition filed by the democrats for candidate for prothonotary Aud that related to the present in cuing or of the office. During several Days preceding the air was full of rumours of prospective candidates for prothonotary where petitions would be in before sat urday night. Friday there was much activity in different circles and it was known that the rumours were not wholly unfounded. As saturday night approached curiosity ran High to see what opposition to Thomas g. Vincent would develop among the democrats. It transpired however that while petitions from democrats relating to other offices came in during the Day there was none for the prothonotary. Or. Vincent a rival on the Republican ticket will Vastire of West Market Street Sou of former councilman Amos Vastire a petition for whom was presented on saturday and for whose nomination there is no opposition. For nomination As county treasurer a. J. Steinman of Liberty township and a. L. Heddens of Washington Ville Are the rival candidates petitions for both being filed prior to saturday. The Republican candidate for county treasurer will be a. H. Grone for whom a petition was filed saturday. J. F. Hendrickson of Valley township is the prohibition candidate for county treasurer. For county chairman the republicans filed a petition for John e. Roberts and the democrats for John g. Waite on saturday. Delegates to the state convention Aro petitioned Foi a follows Republican t. W. Bedea Democrat. George m. Leighow prohibition Rev. L. W. Walter Aud George r. Bernhard. Resignation of school principal. J. H. Shaw principal of the third Ward grammar school has tendered his resignation Aud left for his Home at Orange Luzerne county. Tiie third Ward Priboi Parship from now until the end of the term will be filled by miss Bondman who has been brought up from the second Grade of the third Ward schools. Miss Bondman s school is in the bands of a Pupil teacher. Or. Shaw was teaching his second term As principal of the third Ward schools when he tendered his Resigna Tiou. He had the reputation of being a very Good teacher. His resignation As principal leaves an important vacancy to be filled next h. Lee among injured. Herbert h. Lee of Orwigsburg Nephew of our townsman i. C. Lee was one of the victims of the great train wreck that occurred in California saturday night. He escaped with his life but was very seriously injured. His leg was broken in addition to which the ligaments were torn Loose at the hip and it is feared that tie is Hurt internally. Herbert is Well known in Dauville where he has frequently visited his Uncle or. Lee. He is about 25 years of age. For several years past lie has filled the position ii of mail agent Between Reading and Williamsport. A few Days ago he left Reading with the shrivers fifteen of whom lost their lives in the dreadful operator. Miss Nellie Couser who Learned telegraphing at the South Danville station last Winter is one of the few women Ever set a work on the Block signal of the Pennsylvania Railroad. She is stationed at Shimoel Snyder county and upwards of forty freight trains Aud four express trains pass the Tower place in state. Tobyhanna on the Pocono mountains in Monroe county was about the coldest Point in the state on saturday morning the Mercury being Down to 28 degrees Aud the Earth completely covered with Snow. A Fine program. The sunday school classes of Rev. And mrs. Fritsch will give a literary and musical entertainment at St. Johns German lutheran Church on Friday evening at 8 of clock. The program has been Well prepared by the Young people and the selections carefully chosen so that the Public is sure to have a Good treat admission 20 cents. The program follows music by ladies mandolin club. Vocal Solo and a Little cd All Lead them. Katherine Bruder recitation a Barbara Fritchie Emma Monitor. Piano duo misses Cloud Anil Sidler. Mandolin Solo miss Sidler. Recitation miss Russel. Solo miss Helen Chestnut. Scenic dialogue goddess of Liberty piano Solo miss Gearhart. Recitation Mary von Blohn. Vocal Solo Marion Gearhart. Recitation Emily Kohl. Vocal Solo May Sidler. Selection ladies mandolin club. March Aud Drill twelve girl two attempted burglaries. Two attempted burglaries have occurred in East Danville during a few night s past. sunday night an attempt was made to break the residence of William Diehl the Well known trackman and Dairyman. The thieves had already removed a pane of Glass from one of the windows on the first floor when they were frightened away. On monday night an attempt was made to burglarized the residence of Willim lives near the Diehl farm. The burglars Here were discovered by or. Mails who fired several shots after them but did not succeed in winging any of the intruders. Big slate Deal. The largest slate Deal that has Ever been made in Pennsylvania took place at Tamaqua on thursday when a Combine of interests was affected w will be capitalized at $500,000 i interests embrace some half i i firms operating a number of q covering an extent of 240 acres a. Finest Beds of slate in the state

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