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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - May 27, 1909, Danville, PennsylvaniaIs. Í-6 Mandan vol. 55�?no 21danville pa., thursday. May 27, 1909 established in 1855 do. Irving h. Jennings Deni 1st. Office hour a. M. To 12 a 10 Mill St p. M. To a p. M Danville a. P Shultz m. 425 Mill st., Danville a. Diseases of the stomach and intestines a specs Alt i items condensed. Gettysburg has just dedicated a new High school building. York county Lias contracted for the construction of $200,000 Worth of improved highways. Bradford county is again to be the scene of alive Gas and Oil operations a Pittsburg company having leased a Large tract of land which will be developed. Harold Davis of Scranton who was drowned was buried in the same grave with his grandmother who died from the Shock and grief Over the death of her Favorito grandson. John Burcos accidentally dropped a spark into a can of powder which set off a lot of dynamite in the North Franklin Colliery near Shamokin and was blown to pieces. Scranton a recent Industrial exposition was a financial Success in addition to proving a great advertising scheme for the industries and business houses of the City. Mayor Magee of Pittsburg and William Flynn it is said will contest wit i senator Oliver for the United states senator ship when his term expires and a Lively fight is anticipated. State forestry commissioner Robert s. Conklin has announced that the 8,700 acres of Forest land bought in Westmoreland and Somerset counties have been constituted a state Forest Reserve. With the evident purpose of wrecking a passenger train due at Hazleton in the afternoon an Iron bar was placed in a main line switch but the obstacle was discovered before any damage was done. In Bradford county court the damage suit of Robert r. Rockwell against the Lehigh Valley Railroad company resulted in a verdict for $ ,000 for the plaintiff. Rockwell was Abt Dent fireman and was injured in a wreck mrs. Elizabeth Oeschger 71 years old of Lancaster is dead of lockjaw. When a Young woman she burned her Arm and the wound never fully healed. Recently it itched and she scratched it with her Finger Nail reopening the wound and causing blood poisoning. 8ince the state Laws now restrain the Coal companies from dumping Sulphur water and Culm deposits into the streams the various fish associations of Schuylkill county Are restocking the creeks with tront Fry to replace the fish killed by the Poison. In a Day of tragedies at Pittsburg three persons killed themselves two failed in attempts to end their lives and a woman shot her husband. Albert Shlinsky 0 years old is in the Pottsville Hospital suffering from a Rifle Ball in the right Temple fired from a gun in the hands of 18 year old Edward Frank. Prominent and scientific men assembled at York yesterday to attend the Spring meeting of the Farmers Normal Institute and state Board of agriculture. Elmer Stieve a fireman accidentally took a dose of acid instead of Congh Medicine Anil died within an Hoar. The acid belonged to a brother of the unfortunate Man who used it in jew Erly tests. Declaring that he found life in a country town too monotonous John Bleer. Of Valley View hanged himself from a Rafter in his barn. He had been dead for six boors when hi6 body was discovered the Parade which will be a feature of the annual state convention of the patriotic order sons of America to be held in Washington the week commencing Angust 23, will in reviewed by governor Edwin s. Stuart. Former judge William Waugh Cue of tiie oldest jurists in the state is dead at his Home in Greenville Mercer county. He served three terms on the Mercer county Bench and later was prothonotary of the county. He was 91 years old. Efforts Are being made at Pottsville to free sergeant Charles Gordon of the United states army who is in jail there on the charge of Highway robbery. It is asserted he should be turned Over to the army authorities and a Appeal will be made to president Taft boarding himself James j Stein has for Twenty five years been the sole occupant of a twelve room House near Sei Holtsville. Which he erected in the Hope of it being a favorite spot for boarders because of its close prox in my to a Fine sprang of water which lie discovered in the Woods. At a regular meeting of Council Friday eve a communication was received from several property owners calling attention to the fact that the stench arising from the Gutter on the North Side of Bloom Street Between Vine Street and memorial Park is almost unbearable and a menace to health. A number of drainage pipes it was explained empty directly into this Gutter. On motion the matter was referred to the committee on streets and Bridges with Power to act. It was reported that there is much Oom Plait from residents on the score of Ball playing on the grounds of the Good will fire company. No Especial action was take As it was understood the policeman will take the matter in hand and see to it that the practice is stopped. On motion of or. Marshall it was ordered that gravel from the Deposit near the old fair ground be used As a top course for Mcadam on one of the streets of the Borough by Way of Experiment. Or. Corry called attention to the bad condition of a Street. On motion the matter was referred to the trolley company which is responsible for repairs on that Street. Or. Pursel reported that there is a More typhoid fever in Danville than is generally known and he advised that the water Supply be Analysed. No action was taken As it is understood that a report is pending from the state department of health which recently took samples of River water for the purpose of analysing it. A communication was read from j. H. Oole asking premis6ion to place two Terra Cotta Flower vases at the Western Entrance to the Park. On motion or. Oole s request was granted by Council. On motion of or. Von Bolin it was ordered that the first Story of the Good will Hose House be re papered and repainted. On motion of or. Cleaver it was ordered that a room in the basement of City Hall be Oon sorted into a ladies toilet room for in Bill use. The following members were present Oshatz Cleaver Pursel Marshall Corry Connolley and von Blohn. The following Bills wire approved for payment a a rough department. Regular employees. $117.50 labor in Light depot. 51.75 Walker and Kepler. 132.35 Washington fire co. 7.28 Dauville knitting Mills co. 12.00 Elliott Lewis Elee. Co .290.71 t. L. Evans sons. 61.79 a. P. Hartman. 15.90 Chas. E. Voris. 3.10 labor and Hanling. 330.05 i. L. A w. B. R. Co. Water department. Regular employees. $101.40 Wallace a. Hoover. Welliver How. Co. S. Lowe Stein. Globe warehouse. Washington fire co. D. L. Amp w. R. R. Co. Ii i results in Susquehanna league. Bloomsburg 3 Nanticoke 7. Danville 0 Nescopeck. 3. Berwick 8 Benton 6. Alder is. Shickshinny wet grounds. Standing of the clubs. W. L. P. Shickshinny Danville. Nanticoke Nescopeck Bloomsburg Benton. Berwick. Alden. 0 1.000. .2 i. 0072 i .667 2 i. 007 i o .833 i a .333 0 2. 833 of 2 .000 Danville s defeat on saturday at the hands of Nescopeck and naut cokes a Victory Over Bloomsburg tie three teams for second place in the Susquehanna league race. Shickshinny holds out with a percentage of 1.000,but not having played on saturday on account of wet grounds is one game behind the schedule. Recreation Berwick and Benton head the second division each with a win and two loses and Alden brings up the Tail of the proof Seviou with two defeats and a percentage of .000. Next saturday Shickshinny plays recreation on the Shickshinny grounds and if the blooms org boys Are Able to take the up River team into Camp and Danville should take one from the fishing creepers at Benton the old order of to bugs will be reestablished. Alden does a turn at Nescopeck next saturday and Berwick plays at Nanticoke. 10.00 9.50 5.95 3.15 .55 j 1.22farmers deplore Lack of rain notwithstanding the prevalence of wet weather during april and the Early part of May the Farmers Are beginning to deplore the Lack of rain the highways Are very Dusty besides rain a needed to Start the crops. Showers Piave been predicted by the weather Berean almost daily for a week past but so far As this Section is concerned rain has not fallen in copious quantities of late. Due to the Lack of rain the River is falling rapidly which is a condition Macli dreaded owing to the polluted state of the water. When the River is Low and sluggish the Hospital sewage is much More Apt to reach the intake of our water works than when there la a brisk and copious current to dilute and carry the sewage hands caught in shears Adam Brookner. An employee of the Reading Iron works was badly injured yesterday Forenoon. While working at the shears both hands came in Contact with the Mach query a Finger of the left hand being severed at the first joint and the fingers of the right hand being badly mangled at the ends. The injured Man was taken to the office of or. Cameron Shultz where he received surgical Aid after which he was assisted to his boarding place on Montour Row. The unfortunate Mau is a German who has Heen in this country about 18 months. He is unable to speak English. Owing to the nature of his injury he is practically helpless. An English inventor has devised a air Cannon for throwing a life line from the Shore to stranded vessels or from so muted vessels to the Shore. S Danville took its first dose of Susquehann league defeat on saturday from last years champs the Nesco pokers. It swallowed hard and did no to taste a bit Good but they got it Down and it May do some Good. It was a hard game to lose. Both teams seemed to feel the effects of the depressing weather Danville a Little More than Nescopeck. While the playing of the Danville team As a whole Anil individually with one exception was errorless the team action was sluggish resulting in two innings in allowing the visitors to score runs that were not earned. Frank Koveleskie of Shamokin brother of the a giant killer a the famous Harry Koveleskie of the Philadelphia nationals was on the Mound for his first game with Danville although he pitched a Fine game Nesco pecks scoring could not be blamed entirely on the Field for in both the first and fifth the fun was started by a base on balls. Despite the defeat however Covoleskie made a favourable impression on tie local fans he has an easy delivery and the fact that in Satur Days game he was a bit wild is pardoned by those who know the pole by the fact that tie Damp cold air would not allow him to get warmed up to his Job. On the other hand Shipe Nescopeck championship is accredited with having won the Pennant for his team last working in his Best form he and the irrepressible Little Fowler behind the Bat making a Battery to strike fear to the hardest hitters heart. How it happened. Nescopeck won the game in the first innings. Gilbert was first of and was presented with walking papers. Moyer sacrificed and Gilbert we utto third on a overthrow Patterson lined one through Short and Gilbert crossed the plate. Patterson was caught at second and splat us a liner to Short was an easy one for Logan. Dauville went Down one two three. In the second ii. Shipe hit through second. Lawrence got a base on balls. Fowler skied to Brown and went out. Shipe then drove one into left. This loaded the cushions. Everybody on their feet As Gilbert sent one into deep left which Clayberger recovered in time to Send it Home and catch Shipe at the plate. Dooley returned the Ball to Umlauf at third in time to discover both Lawrence and Shipe on the bag at the same time and the Side was retired with the crowd wondering what had happened. In Danville a half two strike ones and an infield grounder did the work. In the third and fourth innings there was nothing doing the pitchers get Ting in some Strong be tween them in the two innings ten strike ones. In the fifth after Shipe had fanned and Gilbert had gone out or a drive to Logan Moyer walked. Patterson put one against the Center Field Fence lauding himself on first and Moyer on third splain landed one some place where nobody was both Moyer and Patterson scoring before the Batter was caught at second. In Danville a half Thomas made Danville a first hit. Mackert sacrificed and Thomas stole third while Dooley was striking ont the trustees of the Hospital for the insane at Dauville having received an appropriation for additional Roal estate is proceeding to acquire a portion of the John r. Bennett estate under the act of May 6,1891, which provides that when lands needed for Hospital purposes that lie adjoining can not be procured by Purchase such lands May be marked off and occupied by the Hospital and proceedings instituted for the valuation and Cord Emnalou of the tract. A petition of tie trustees of the Hospital for the Insano at Danville was presented at court saturday asking for the appointment of viewers to value the tract of land which is thus being take for Hospital purposes. The petition for appointment of viewers followed in pursuance of a Resolution duly enacted and passed by the trustees on May 19, 1909, which reads As follows a a whereas the trustees of the Hospital for the insane at Danville have endeavoured to agree with Ellen Coleman Bennett for the Purchase of a tract of land consisting of one Huu dred and seventy six acres and sixty perches adjoining the Hospital land in the Borough of Danville and township of Mahoning and have been unable to procure the same by Purchase from said owner therefore be it a resolved that the aforesaid trustees by their pc Sidon and Secretary take immediate Possession of said tract of Laud for the purpose of said Hospital and Mark off use and occupy the same for said purpose and that the said president and Secretary lie and they Are hereby authorized and directed to Institute All necessary Legal and Jedi Cial proceedings for the valuation and fixed condemnation of said tract of land in conformity with the provisions of an act of the general Assembly. The petition for viewers set9 Forth that the Petitioner has entered upon and is new occupying for the purposes described All that certain farm tract of land situate in the Borough of Dan Ville and the township of Mahoning the same of which John r. Bennett late of said county. Was seized in his Demesne As of fee the Petitioner therefore prayed the court to appoint under the provisions of the act of general Assembly described above a jury of viewers consisting of three discreet and disinterested Citi eur of the county who shall not be owners of adjoining property or Resi dents of the Borough or township wherein the land is situated to View Che premises estimate and determine the Valoe of the Laud so take to be used for the purposes aforesaid Etc. The petition was signed by William Field Shay president and g r. Van Alen Secretary of the Board of trustees of the state Hospital for the insane at Dauville. Pursuant to the petition judge Evans appointed As viewers b. C. Dennen George Cotner and j. W. Lowrie. Col. H. L. Amp p. Co. Organized. At a meeting held yesterday afternoon at 4 o clock in Bloomsburg officer and directors for the recently formed Colombia heat Light amp Power Oompaul which includes plants in this City were chosen As follows president e. R. Sponsler of Harrisburg vice president m. I. Lowe treasurer m. Millheiser Secretary a. W. Duy general counsel w. Ii. Sponsler local counsel a. W. Duy directors w. L. Lowrie. A. W. Duy 0. M. Reveling p. R. Levan it. Scott Ammer Iuan. B. F. Me vers m 1. Lowe. H. R. Roch w. O. Billman m. F. D. Scan Dian. E. R. Sponsler and William m. Pyle. Miss Margaret Sidler will be valid lot Orian and Lowis Robinson Sale Tat Arian at the High school commencement this year. Miss Margaret Kim Bel and my is Effie Hendrickson Are two other Honor students. Principal e. O. Bickel at the regular meeting of the school Hoard monday night recommended the entire senior class for graduation and of motion it was ordered that diplomas he granted to the class thirty three in number. Beside the for above named stud cuts who attained a average of 95 or Over or. Bickel stated that there were a number of others who came very near the Honor line. The class on the whole he said is a exceptionally Strong Oue. Annual Musicale. The final examinations Are now in Progress in the Boron Gli schools and things Are beginning to take on the Peculiar air that characterizes the close of the term. On Friday afternoon next the annual in Vicale will take place in the High school room. It will be conducted the same As on previous years and will show the nature of the work done in the schools the Musicale will begin at 2 of clock and will last one hour. The Public is cordially invited to attend. Boron Gli superintendent die ten bather conducted examination in Nusio in All the rooms and is Well pleased with the result which shows that the teachers have done their work Well and Are proficient in practice As Well As in theory. Only one fourth or even less of tiie pupils in the nature of things can participate in the Musicale. Although All Are known to be equally proficient. Commencement week. On monday the schools will participate in the memorial Day Parade. On tuesday the examinations now in Progress will be completed. On wednesday the grammar school commencement in the second third Aud fourth wards will be held. On thursday tiie Lincoln and Garfield societies will hold their annual contest. On Friday class Day and commencement will Lake place penalty for throwing stones but the runner was caught stealing Home. Tie rest of tiie game was scoreless Aud All the innings was pretty much the same. The scored an Ville. R. H 0. A e. Logan is. 0 0 3 3 0 Layberger if. .0 0 1 1 0 Umlauf. 3b. 0 1 1 1 0 Koveleskie a. 0 0 0 2 0 Brown of. O 0 1 0 0 Thomas of. .0 1 0 0 0 Mackert 2b 0 0 1 2 0 Dooley. 0 ____0 1 14 1 0 Sechler la. .0 0 0 1 2 total. .0 3 27 11 3 a session of a cart was hold on saturday wit ii his Honor judge Evans and associates Blee and welliver on the Henoh. A feature of the proceedings was the Case of a thirteen year old boy who pleaded guilty of striking another boy on the head with a Stone. The court s action in the matter although characterized with clemency yet will no doubt in the future act As a deterrent when boys quarrelling Are prompted to resort to the throwing of stones. The Case was that of Commonwealth is. Peter Reilly. The arrest was made on april 11th, the charge being that Reilly had struck John Zippel a ten year old boy on the Siead with a Stone. Master Zippel was in court As a wit Ness his forehead still bearing the Mark of the blow. The father of the injured boy testified explaining that it had Heen necessary to have a doctor to dross the injury. Both sides agreed that there had been a quarrel of which the Stone throwing episode was the outcome. $ judge Evans decided to suspend sentence giving each of the boys a Leonre. He imposed no Fine in tiie Case but sentenced the boys father to the costs. He made it Clear to the latter that the costs some five dollars will have to be paid. He informed the defendant Peter Reilly that for hitting the other boy with a Stone the court could Send him to the county jail for a year. He was permitted to go free but whether he wholly escapes punishment or not will depend upon his conduct in the future. If he does not behave himself properly the court informed him that the sheriff will be after him and be will be in jail on the charge to which be pleaded guilty saturday. I Nescopeck. Gilbert of. R. H. 1 0. 1 a. 0 e. 0 Moyer of. 1 0 1 0 0 Patterson la. .0 2 9 0 0 splain 2b. ____1 0 1 3 0 Smith if ____0 1 2 4 0 h. Shipe 3b. .0 0 0 0 1 Lawrence is. ____0 0 0 1 1 Fowler a. .0 0 13 3 0 Shipe a. 0 0 1 1 0 l totals. 3 4 27 12 2 Danville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0�?0 Nescopeck. 10002000 0�?3 sacrifice hits . Stolen bases Danville 4, Nescopeck i. Struck Koveleskie 12, by Shipe 12. Double plays Shipe splain Patterson. Bases on balls off Koveleskie 3, off Shipe 1. Hit by pitched Ball splain. Umpires Hayden Anil Ainsworth. Time of game 1 45. Memorial Park illuminated by Way of Experiment memorial Park was lighted no saturday night. The effect was remarkably flue the Large globes constituting a Cap sheaf of Beauty which makes the Park quite As much of an attraction at night As during the Day time. The ornamental Iron pole6 were planted on Friday. On saturday the finishing touches were applied to the 80-Watt incandescent lights which approximate each one Hundred Candle Power Are enclosed in a Globe of about one foot in diameter. To 80-wa t lamps afford abundant Light while tiie Large globes seem to be just what Are needed to touch up the Park at night. The for lights one at each Corner of the Monument Light no the spot along with the two globes at the Bloom Street Entrance constitute the principal attraction. The four other lights distributed about the ground suffice to illuminate the entire tract making it possible to get about As easily at night As during the Day time. A regular meeting of the school Board monday eve was almost wholly occupied in discussing the part the pupils and teachers will take in the memorial Day Parade. Of motion the regular order of business was suspended to hear the report of the teachers of the Public schools of Danville in regard to tiie memorial Day exercises. Or. Magill speaking for the teachers As a whole said that the decision of the teachers As to participating in the Parado would not be made known unless it was understood that the invitation to the teachers to Parade had not been recalled. It was to e sense of tiie Board that to their knowledge no. Such a a invitation had been extended but that a a a request had been made. An a invitation a the Board thought. Was to be extended by tiie memorial Day committee. Or. Magill stated that no invitation was extended by the memorial Day committee to the teachers of the first Ward. Superintendent Dieffenbache stated that be personally had extended the invitation in behalf of the Board and the Monument committee. A Reading of the minutes on the subject brought to Light the fact that the Board at that time said that the teach ers could not to commanded to turn out but that they should to urged by the superintendent to do so. Or. Magill now presented the unanimous Resolution of the teaching corps As a whole. The Resolution inasmuch As to have been brought before the Public in an unfair Light and quoted As saying we would not Parade at tiie Dedica Ticu of the soldiers to unmet of memorial Day we wish to put ourselves in the right Light by saying that if it adds to the dignity and Success of the occasion we Are unanimous in saying that we will Parade Aud that this is what the majority said in the beginning in answer to president Pursel s question asked of or. Magill. As to the exact reason of the lady teachers for net wishing to Caiado or. Magill stated that taking part in such a procession places them in an embarrassing position. Or. Orth moved that the Resolution be accepted. It was the sense of the i Oard that the Resolution should not to accepted As read objection being made to tiie latter part of the resold lion. The Board was of the opinion that All necessary invitation had Al ready been extended when the Board stated that they would take charge of the school children with the assistance of any teacher a whose patriotism prompted her to on motion of or. Keohler seconded by or. Barns it was decided that As it was the View of the Board that the parading of the teachers would add to the dignity of the occasion the Board reaffirm its action of the previous meeting and requested that the same be published As follows tie motion of or. Burns Quot that the directors assume control of the schools from their respective wards and take charge of those pupils who will Tarn ont without teacher. A boo laureate Sermon. On motion it was decided that the school Board meet in the director so room on sunday evening next at 7 15 of clock to proceed in a body to the Mahoning presbyterian Church where the baccalaureate Sermon will be preached. On motion of or. Fischer it was ordered that an invitation be extended to the directors elect to join the school Board in attending Church sunday evening. A communication was received from the soldiers Monument committee inviting the school Board to attend the dedication of the soldiers Monument. On motion the invitation was accepted and it was decided to attend the exercises in a body. On motion it was ordered that the teachers Aud pupils assemble at their respective school buildings at 1 of clock monday May 31st. Preparatory to leaving the High school building at 1 30 of clock. Those present were fish Cole Heiss Fischer Lloyd. Burns Swarts. Barber Orth Pursel. Redding Sech Ler. The following Bille were approved for payment o. B. Savidge. $17.25 j. P. Bare. 25.00 Ralph Kisner. 50.00 has. E. Voris. 3.10 William Miller. 3.50 a special meeting of Council was called last night for the purpose of considering a proposition to establish a Street fair in Danville daring the six Gonty firemen a convention and to transact any other business that might come up. W. M. Alden tiie manager of Trio Penn amusement company was present before Council and explained Attiat his concern had closed with tiie fire department of Danville to bring his entire company hero daring the convention week. The fire department he said had expected to secure an open lot but of this they were disappointed. They were now casting about for a new tract but could find nothing suitable except a Section of ferry Street Between the d. L. Amp w. Railroad crossing and the old canal. Or. Alden explained tint it would to necessary to close up about fifty feet of tiie Street Over the canal. Or. Lies who is a member of the firemen a committee explained that the department had entered into a con tract with the amusement company under advantageous terms and that the Al remix expect to realize Well by the transaction. The proposition was discussed at length when it seemed to be the consensus of opinion that the Section of ferry Street Between the Railroad crossing and the canal could be dispensed with during the week of the convention. On motion of or. Jones seconded by or. Finnigan it was ordered that the use of the above described Section of ferry Street be granted the Penn amusement company daring the firemen a convention. Market changed. President Oshatz explained that owing to the congested state of affairs on thursday june 10th, it would be inadvisable to attempt to hold Market on that Day. The matter was discussed. After which it was of motion ordered that on the week of the firemen a convention the Curbstone Market be held of tuesday wednesday and saturday. Or. Lies reported that considerable feeling Quot in the second Ward has been aroused by the fart that the tree planted in memorial Park by the school children of that Ward has been transplanted. Or. Marshall chairman of the Park committee explained that he had removed the tree to make room for a Flower bed to be planted by the Grove presbyterian Ohruh but that he did not know that the tree Walt associated with the second Ward in the manner team in tri town rivet the Danville High school athletic association is in receipt of an invitation from the Bloomsburg state Normal school to meet the teams of that institution and the Berwick High school in a tri town athletic meet to he held on monday june 7th. The local association will accept and will Send a full team to Bloomsburg on the occasion. Tho events in the Bloomsburg meet will be the same As at the meet to be held Here next saturday except that the pole vault will be added and a two mile run will be substituted for the mile run. Saloon License was transferred Asso Olate judge Frank g. Blee and Hon. L. W. Welliver held a session of court yesterday morning. The Saloon License at the stand on Northumberland Street was transferred from tiie late Frank Rochelle to Peter treas. There Wab no other business on hand and the session was a Short one. Brick crossing at Park Entrance a dog belonging to George Thomas of Black Ridge Colliery was Given Publio burial of the estate of Frank hrs adage formerly United states Consul at Aix la Chapelle. Thomas and Brundage were the chief mourners and the interment was made beside the grave of a $1,000 dog buried some time ago. The Street commissioner yesterday morning began work on the Blok crossing of Bloom Street opposite the soldiers Monument. The crossing will be eight feet wide of vitrified Brick and will prove a convenience enabling person to Cross from the Southern Side of Bloom Street Over to the Park. Passing in at the main Entrance. The work will probably be completed crossing is replanted the p. Amp r. Railway company yesterday completed the work of replant ing the crossing on Bloom Street. The sidewalk on the company a right of Way on the South Side of the 6treet was also repaired the Plank which formerly did service being removed and in its place a course of pulverized Limestone applied. \

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