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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - November 4, 1909, Danville, PennsylvaniaA i vol. 55�?no 42 Djrville-jpa., thursday. November 4, 1900 established in 185s agent to advertise and introduce the new educational work. Websters dictionary and Atlas of the world. Must be educated and Able to furnish Good references As to ability and character. The Saalfield publishing company Akron. Ohio. Edwin o. Lewis William Penn party candidate for recorder of wills in Philadelphia has pledged that he will not accept or retain state fees to a value of More than farm a year in addition to his regular salary if he be elected. John e. started from new York on a motor Cycle trip around the world on a Wager of $5,-ooo, is now in Pennsylvania. He and his brother Fred will meet in Dublin. Ireland and Are required to make the trip in five Mouths. One Man was killed and four others seriously injured when a train on a Mountain Tram Road belonging to the tri state lumber com a any ran away and went Over an embankment at Dunbar. The men were employees of the lumber concern. Rev. Father it. A. ,pastor of St. Mary a Catholic Church at Wilkes Barre was made a monsignor touring impressive ceremonies. Bishop Robau of the Scranton diocese conferred the purple Robe on him in the presence of 100 priests. Elvin Gibbs of near Warren Lias disappeared and it is thought that lie has met with foul Playas he had some difficulties with italians recently. He went on a Hunting expedition and has not been heard from since. His wife is almost frantic. He is 22 years of age. Efforts Are being made by the chamber of Commerce of Connellsville to Boom the town. It is hoped to get the place in the Pittsburg freight District and the Pittsburg chamber of Commerce will be asked to Aid in this respect. It is hoped to raise $3,500 annually to Holp Boom the town and attract industries. Announcement has been made that the Carnegie steel company has bought the old Star Mills of the american Sheet and tin plate company at Pittsburg and will raze the buildings to the ground to get space to build a warehouse from which Small lots of goods that Are manufactured in the works will be distributed to contractors. This will take the Job Selling out of the hands of Small dealers. Throe year old Ralph Leach was trampled by a horse at his Home near Harrisburg and so badly injured that lie died. His Skull was crushed. Charged with violation of the state Punk food Laws twelve Wahington county merchants were arrested. All gave bail for the november term of court. Smith ton s businessmen have United to Boom the place. They will attempt to got now industries and will join the fight to have the Toughio Rheuy River improved. William j. Mack of Chester was attacked by a cat while he was on his Way Home at night. The animal jumped of his shoulder from a Fence and inflicted deep scratches on his face five Swoyersville Counci Linen were indicted of bribery at Wilkes Barre. They Are accused of accepting bribes in the letting of sewer contracts. The county claims to have witnesses who saw the deeds performed. Stephen Horan was held up by a gang of thugs at Dunott and so badly beaten that he will die. Robbery was the motive. The state constabulary is scouring the Woods for the culprits. Horany a Skull was fractured. Hundreds of skunks were released by some unknown person on the Skunk Faim of Frank Strauss or near Reading. This is the second time that the animals have hem put at Liberty and the loss is considerable. Running in front of the automobile of Harry Silman. A business Man of St. Marys the 5-year-old son of Geo. Bauer of magus mines. Elk county was instantly killed. Silman immediately gave himself up to the police. John Rochford was i tartly killed and his granddaughter Kate Rockwell was seriously injured in a crush Between a trolley car and buggy near Bradford. Both the unfortunates were in the buggy. The horse was killed. William Burns of Chester Felt something alight on his hat and reached up to find what it was. It proved to he an owl and when he grabbed it the Bird started to it put up a fierce struggle and bit him on the hand. He held on however and took it Home. Two men were killed on saturday and another seriously scalded in the derailment of a Pennsylvania freight train at Miles West of Altoona. The dead Are a. J. Pershing conductor and a. F. Flynn engine Man. Both of Derry. E. K. Craven the fireman of the same place was badly scalded. All tin tracks were blocked for several hours. The cause of the derailment is not known. The situation in the second Ward relating to diphtheria and Scarlet fever remains practically unchanged. There Are now twelve cases under quarantine. In addition it is worthy of note that taking in the two diseases during the last 57 Days thirty cases have been reported which of Conree amounts to More than one Case for every other Day. It also Means one Case for less than every 800 of the towns population within a period of t a Days. In tin same ratio it is pointed out in a City like Philadelphia it would mean not loss than 2000 cases in the same time a situation which would no doubt Call fort i drastic action on the part of the authorities. In View of these facts the Board of health feels justified in closing the schools for Twenty one Days. The special watchman employed Lias been on the Job since last Friday and the general impression seems to be that the rules of quarantine now Are being pretty Well obeyed. Pupils Given a Chance owing to the change in tin marking system employed in the schools the pupils if in the least industrious will not necessarily lose much time while the schools an closed. The revised rules provide that pupils absent from Good cause which includes a a quarantine May make up their work and take an examination. The examination Mark will he used As the pupils Mark for the time that he or she is absent which in the present Case implies the time that the schools Are closed. In a Short time the pupils will be permitted to return to school and obtain their books which by that time will have been thoroughly fumigated. Practically the entire time Friday was spent in outlining the work for the period during which the schools will be closed. The teachers assigned two weeks work which it is believed the pupils can very easily get through with in three weeks. Apropos of the loss of time it is a question whether the teachers of the schools closed will fare As Well As the pupils. The agreement signed by them at the beginning of the term provides that in Case it be necessary to shut up the schools owing to contagion the salary of the teachers shall discontinue while the schools Are closed. We. B. Startzel elected sheriff personal letter under arrest from or. Dixon has majority Over John b. Mourer of 564-Char Les e. Shires Democrat jury commissioner Munson leads tie ticket in Montour. The masquerades were not out in very great numbers on saturday evening. Those that were in the game however. William b. Startzel Democrat was elected sheriff of Montour county at the election held tuesday receiving 1103 votes As against 530 for John b. Mourer the Republican candidate. Notwithstanding the unfavourable forecast which predicted rain the weather although threatening in the morning in the main proved pleasant enough. It would he difficult however to recall an election that passed off More quietly. The general apathy commented upon elsewhere was especially noticeable in Montour county and was reflected in the Light vote cast which in none of the districts amounted to much More than fifty per cent of the full vote. What interest existed seemed to be i entered in the contest for sheriff. There was also a Strong rivalry Between Charles e. Shires and Curtis Cook respectively democratic and Republican candidates for jury commissioner. Or. Shires won out receiving 877 votes As against 591$ for or. Cook. W. L. Sidler for Register and recorder was a candidate on the democratic Republican and prohibition tickets and consequently was without opposition. Or. Startzel for sheriff carried every District in the county Ami ran slightly ahead of his ticket. A table is presented herewith which shows the full vote received by each candidate. It will lie noted that Cyrus Larue Munson democratic candidate for judge of the supreme court received an especially flattering Voto his majority being the largest in the county. George w. Kipp democratic candidate for state treasurer and James Woodward Clark democratic candidate for auditor general each ran far ahead of tin Republican candidate. The big ballot with its pro Vised amendments to the Constitution ten in number proved a weighty proposition to the average voter. Iio readily expressed his Choice in voting for the candidates hut when it came to the amendments his mind was not so readily made up. The result varies considerably in tin different districts. Notwithstanding the big ballot the most of the districts finished counting at a reasonably Early hour. Or. Stock medical Ina sector in reply to an inquiry yesterday received a personal letter from state health commissioner or. Samuel g. Dixon which will Settle a mooted question one that has been the subject of unremitting. Discussion in the school Hoard for decided to play it years past. For All it was a hypothetical question was pro Worth and As a result there were a pounded by or. Stock As follow rests galore. A a child is taken sick and in View that the Celebration of halloween of the prevalence of Scarlet fever the in its characteristic features each year parents Send a school child from Home is Apt to become an unmitigated Unis ending a diagnosis. The next Day the Ance is a fact that almost every person Case is Quot positively diagnosed Scarlet is willing to Bear witness to. That fever. May this school child return to the Observance in its characteristic school if not infected after the and objectionable features has fallen period of incubation provided that he off in late years is also quite apparent or she does not again visit tin infect and is no doubt owing to the ban that of Home until both the periods of has been placed upon disorderly con quarantine and school exclusion have duct use of Chalk charcoal soot flour passed and the like. Or. Dixon a reply. Some very Clever disguises were seen the reply to the above letter is As among the masquerades on saturday follows vote in Montour county candidates. Bridge completed the Owego Bridge company has completed the new Bridge near county commissioner John Coleman a the Concrete floor As Well As other parts of tin Bridge being finished. The next Bridge that will be built by the Owego Bridge company will be in Anthony township to replace tin Structure that broke Down beneath or. Mordan s traction engine a couple of Mouths ago. The Nelson Merydith company who have several Bridges to build in this county notwithstanding the approach of Winter have not yet arrived on the ground. Neither has any of the material arrived. Instead of replanting several other Bridges the flooring of which Lias Given away tie county commissioned Are constructing a driveway of Concrete. On four Bridges Concrete floors have been placed the one at Sidler a tin one at Mowrey sat Sandel s and at Bagdad. Associates hold court a session of court was held monday afternoon with associate judges l. W. Welliver and f. I. Blee on the Bench. Tin object of meeting was to appoint two constables for vacancies existing respect holy. In Valley township and the fourth Ward of tin Borough of Danville. I the vacancy in Valley township was i caused by the resignation of Pierce j Gearhart which was tendered at the i last session of court. In the fourth j Ward of Danville the vacancy was i caused by Ali a removal of the const i Able elect Benjamin f. Cook from j the Ward. J at tin session of court yesterday afternoon in Valley township Henry m. Yeager was appointed to fill thu us expired term of i. Gearhart. In the fourth Ward of Danville John Din Cen was appointed vice Benjamin f. Cook. Jury commissioners Charles e. Shires. Sr., Democrat of Strawberry Ridge and Curtis Cook. Republican of this City having received respectively the highest and next highest vote for jury commissioner Are elected to that office for the ensuing term. J they Are both representative citizens of sound judgment and of wide acquaintance throughout the county and will no doubt discharge the duties of their important office to the satisfaction of ail. Or. Cook previously served two terms As jury commissioner. State treasurer. J. A. Stober r.,George w. Kipp d.,. Auditor general. A. E. Sisson a. J. W. Clark d.,. Supreme court. Robert von Mosc Zisker r., Cyrus Larue Munson a. Sheriff. John b. Mourer r.,. William b. Startzel d., jury commissioner. Curtis Cook r.,Charles e. Shires d.,Register and recorder William l. Sidler r.,William l. Sidler d.,o of 3 5�?~ x n 0 3 1 8 = or h o h it night. The fun began about 7 of clock. The tooting of horus was heard in the different centres of town along with the Clang of cowbells As the latter were dragged Over tin paving. It was not until about half past eight of clock that the Mode of celebrating prohibited by the proclamation of the chief Burgess became in evidence on Mill Street. Four girls and two Young men one of the latter at least being from the country appeared and began to use Chalk of different colors indiscriminately. The revellers were enjoying themselves to the utmost when the police happened along and caught one of the Young Fellows in the i act. He was unceremoniously a a waltzed out to the office of Justice Daltou. He gave his residence As roaring Creek a Cdr. George a. Stock Danville a. Dear doctor a your letter of octo i her 27th received. The Case As cited is a rather Jie Euliar one and is worthy of some consideration. A while it would appear on first thought that it would be entirely proper to allow tin child in question to return to school after the incubation period yet As a matter of principle to establish a precedent of this kind would encourage parents to Rush out children of the Lious Sligold indiscriminately whenever a Case of contagious disease broke out in the As act no. 55s provides the Means and the Only Means by which this May to done and confines it to it Ulues we think it in St to obey the letter of the 143 155 143 156 89 230 116 214 152 132 155 130 105 1 12 102 109 68 155 86 157 109 96 117 99 Borough Surveyor g. F. Keefer yesterday noon entered upon an Survey to determine the boroughs exact boundaries. He was assisted by e. S. Miller and j. W. Wallize. It is a fact that the boroughs exact Boundary at several Points is involved in some uncertainty. East of the Borough in the Vicinity of Bloom Street especially the disputed line has been the cause of much controversy Between tin Borough Council and the supervisors of Mahoning township. The disagreement has been instrumental in holding up important improvement relating to drainage and Foi awhile threatened to result in litigation. The Engineer with his corps begun the Survey below town at a Point near the a dug in following the Borough Lino the surveying party will he obliged to make a wide circuit climbing Over Montour Ridge on tin Way. The work will occupy nearly a week. A Survey to in tie Borough Boundary beyond dispute has been under contemplation for some time. The result. As relates to a few Points especially will be awaited with much interest. A serious charge William p. Jones of Milton was committed to jail last evening to await trial on a serious charge. Leo was arrested by officer Voris about 1 of clock yesterday afternoon on a warrant sworn out by mrs. Sarah s. Lewis who along with her husband cd. 11. Lewis occupies rooms in the Gross building Mill Street. Jones it was alleged entered the Lewis Home during the husband s absence. The charge brought against the defendant was assault and Battery with intent to commit a felony. Jones denied the charge before Justice Oglesby but in was held for court. In default of t to Hundred dollars bail lie was committed to jail. 88 62 11 19 21 16 10 37 8 26 12 10 568 123 49 68 25 56 73 31 79 9 56 26 38 900 89 59 11 16 17 16 10 36 8 26 15 9 557 123 95 68 29 58 76 31 77 9 49 24 33 937 60 41 9 17 7 9 6 24 6 23 9 7 375 159 124 71 31 70 84 35 94 12 56 33 38 1192 87 61 13 17 27 17 12 34 3 41 ,3 12 539 1 44 1 15 66 31 52 80 30 95 17 42 27 33 1103 97 70 11 19 15 17 9 36 ,0 29 12 10 596 1 18 84 67 24 62 72 31 81 9 48 26 27 877 9 77 13 18 20 19 9 46 8 23 12 11 619 107 77 66 26 53 70 31 69 10 45 25 32 840 and threw the blame wholly on the Law All 1 treat this Chiw As a Villa resided in a household where it was in he declared Contact with a Scarlet fever Case Aud excluded from school Audi a tin act for the same time that it would have been excluded had it remained in the household and been properly isolated from the patient that is tie child cannot return to school until the quarantine Fimea trom tin noose when the East occurred and where the child lived prior to its Hasty removal. Yours very Samuel i. it will be noted that the hypothetical Case relates to a Scarlet fever. A a the same reasoning applies to diphtheria. The Case is decided under the act of May 14, 1909. In tin ease of Scarlet fever tin abort girls who in said attacked him first marking his Clothil that in self Protection in had taken the Chalk from the girls. Iio did not deny that he then entered into the game himself but protested that he did not know that the use of Chalk was forbidden As he had no Opportunity of perusing the paper morning. Another Young fellow a member of tin party him to the office of Justice Dalton Aud corroborated his testimony. Girls brought up at this juncture it became known that two of the girls concerned in the affair anxious to know the Fate of the Young Fellows had followed the crowd to tin a Squires office and were stand outside. An officer went out and act provides that any child o t the official returns of each of the election precincts of the county arrived at the commissioners office by noon yesterday. Aaron Mauser was the first to arrive yesterday morning with the returns from Cooper township. West Hemlock township was the last one bean i from. The official count will he made at High noon today and will to conducted by the associate judges the clerk of the court and sworn assistants. The count will be made in the court room Aud will be open to the Public. As to amendments. The unofficial returns reveal an Odd fact in connection with the proposed changes to the Constitution voted on at the election. In thu Rural sections of our county they were Eye deftly regarded with suspicion and failed to carry in a single precinct. In thu Borough the vote on the proposed amendments stood As follows first Ward a a yes 75 a a not 57. Second Ward a a yes 2� a a not 31. Third Ward a a Vest 50 a a not 35. Fourth Ward a a Vest 28 a a not 85. The voters were especially chary in Dis losing of amendment no. 7. Which ran behind All the others. Prohibition vote. The prohibition vote throughout the county was As follows Cyrus f. Sty it for sheriff 3 5 Thomas w. Mills for jury commissioner 135 w. L. Sidler Register and recorder 62. While Harry Stewart was examining a revolver at Pittsburg Raymond rail of near that town was struck by a Millet from the weapon which exploded and will lose an Eye As the result. Hungry election Board the entire election Board at Locust Gap was placed under arrest on tuesday afternoon for forsaking their Olu ties for refreshments. Voters cast their ballots throughout the morning until Noonday when the Board deciding that they Wen hungry shut up temporarily and procured something to eat. Samuel Hollister a political Leader tried to vote at noon Anil found the pm gulls closed whereupon he preferred information against the Board before a Justice. The present enrolment in the commercial department of the High school is seventy three. The graduating class this year is Eoj mixed of ten members. As to the value of this department of the High school tie efficiency and earning capacity of the Graduato a some facts were Learned yesterday that reflect unbounded credit upon the teacher or. F. W. Magill. Tie showing is As follows thu number of students that have graduated from the commercial department to Date is forty eight divided As follows class of 190 5, 15 class of 1907. 14 class of 1908, 5 class of 1909, 18. The total number of graduates following tip commercial work is thirty nine distributed As follows in Phi la Delphia. I a Danville. 13 Washington C. ,3 Williamsport 1 Wilkes Barre 1 Altoona. I Syracuse n. Y., 1. Of the remaining nine four have entered schools &c., for preparation in other lines of work two Are unemployed Siml the remaining three Are employed in Danville at other than commercial work. Upon inquiry it is Learned that the average earning Power of the several classes is found to he As follows Glass of 190 5, seven males $80.00 to $90.00 per month six females $5 5 per month. Class of 1907. Six mules $65.00 seven females $35.00 per month. Class of 1908, one male and three females $35 per month. Class of 1909, live males,$-10.00 four females $30.00. Four of the male graduates have attained to salaries ranging from $1,000 to $1,800 or year. A record of tin graduates and their places of employment is kept at the school building and can be seen at any time. In brought them in. They made no Effort to shift the by ainu but declared the Young men were a a Ltd a i King As Muc i As anyone. The truth if their testimony was Well born out by apr. I Anees. Tie tall Young Man from to country was striped like a Barber pc while not Only tin clothing but the Cheeks of the girls Wen a sch. Hared White and Blue. It was decided to discharge tip a a Yong Man and to hold the girls. Tin latter wore half hysterical when they Learned that they were under arrest. They readily gave their own names and the names of two other girls who they declared were using Chalk. By this time the Young Fellows had vanished and the girls were left to face the music. There was considerable sympathy for them in their predicament and As it was about ten of clock at night it was decided that they might depart to their Homes until Mon Day when they were required to report at tin office of Justice Daltou. Malicious mischief Erson who is in imbue from Scarlet fever by Virtu of a former attack this fact being attested by tin attending physician May on tie outbreak a of tin said disease in the premises in which he or she resides he allowed after taking a disinfecting Bath and putting on disinfected clothing to remove therefrom and take up his or her residence in other premises occupied exclusively by adults and May. From and after ten Days from such removal 1� admitted into any of the schools. The Harwood Plant to assert that the big Power Plant now being erected at Harwood by tin Harwood electric Light amp Power company will be tin equal of the great Plant at Niagara Falls is a big. Broad assertion but anyone who visited the latter or read a description of it and will then acquaint himself of what is going on in thu mining Hamlet will freely concede that the assertion is founded a in facts. The St 1 structural work on tin Power hous has now a band of serenades composed of reached its Given height and is prac live Hoys overstepped All Bounds and broke in the front door of Simon Browne a dwelling on ferry Street i about s of clock saturday night. They bombarded the door with stones using several that were As Large As a Many a list. A couple of the panels were broken in and the door was so badly used Iii that a new one will live Tobe supplied. Tie police succeeded in discovering Joseph Sokel of Malibu of plane is dying in a Mahanoy City Hospital As the result of having Bis Skull split by an a. It is alleged by John Backer at a christening in the Sokel Home. Tidally enclosed with Brick on the West Side. While this work is going on there Are scores Aye hundreds of other non engaged in placing the travelling electric cranes powerful turbines automatic Pubis Fiul com Vors Large Aud powerful boilers Etc. The building will be As near fire proof As human Agency can accomplish that end. Being constructed of steel Aud Cement. It will be equipped in a thoroughly the names of the guilty parties and j manner. Laving Baths toilets on saturday night the father of each one of tin boys was notified to be on hand with his boy at the office of Justice Dalton Between the hours of 12 and i of clock monday afternoon when a hearing was held. Clergyman a Long drive tin Rev. C. I. Lerch and wife of Winchester. i., arrived in Danville monday eve for a visit with relatives in this Vicinity. Both or. Aud mrs. Lerch arc Well pleased with their new location. On thursday morning or. And mrs. Lerch will Start on a Long drive Between tin Home of or. Lerch s parents near Turbotville and Winchester va.,a distance of 260miles. Or. Lerch will drive Bis favorite horse which since the Clergyman left Danville has been stabled on his fathers farm. Probably a week will be consumed on the journey. Lockers Etc., for thu Comfort and convenience of tin employees. In addition to the building Force there is another at work on tin Largo Reservoir adjoin aug the Plant. Here steam shovels Small locomotives Aud steam rollers Are at work and when their task is completed the company will have a Reservoir with a capacity for storing fifty million Gallons of water. Running water train. The drought became so acute at Sha Mokin yesterday that the Reading company started Untig water trains while the water company Cut off the boiler Supply to thu Mineral Railroad and mining company. A number of collieries will have to be shut Down unless the drought is soon relieved. Owing to the prevalence of dish thu Ria in the Terre i 11,Lancaster county schools the authorities have decided to close up the institutions for two weeks

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