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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - November 8, 1900, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome paper Lor the Ioie the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per year six to is country will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own yol. 45-no 45. Danville pa., till is Jay november 8. 11 00. Esta blk shed in 1855. Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing fall kinds and desorption. Gfa get our paces before place your and presidents policy endorsed by an overwhelming fire last night two horses burned to death a Quantity of Hay and Grain consumed. A fire broke out in the Stone barn owned by Charles p. Hancock in the rear of his Market Street residence last evening about seven o clock and before it was gotten under control about $1000 Worth of property was destroyed. The barn was leased by the welliver hardware company who suffer the loss of two Good horses several sets of harness and a Winters Supply of Bay and Grain. Their wagons and buggies were saved but it waa impossible to reach the horses As the flames had gotten too Good a Start and the poor dumb animals were burned to death. The flames were first discovered by George Hendricks who lives on factory Street a Short distance from the barn. To All appearances the fire started near the stalls As they were completely surrounded by the Sames when or. Hendricks first arrived on the scene. An alarm was sent in which was quickly responded to by the different Hose companies and they soon had the fire under control. No theory is advanced As to the origin of the fire though Many seem to think that it was caused by one of the horses striking his Hoof on a match. While the Goodwill Hose company were still working at the Hancock barn some miscreant reported that the fourth Ward school Bouse was on fire. With hut one Section of Hose on the reel they started for the school House Only to find that it was a false alarm. It was quite a run to the fourth Ward and there Are several hard Hills to climb. Naturally the Goodwill boys feel somewhat sore. Death of Thomas deep Esq. At 11 16 Friday evening on of the Best known Young residents of this City passed away. Thomas e. Deen Esq., after an illness of nearly two months daring which time he was a great sufferer succumbed to the ravages of neuritis or inflammation of the covering of the nerves. Or. Deen was Only 27 years of age and was but entering upon what promised to be a useful and successful career. He was admitted to the Montour county bar in 189.7, having studied in the office of Edward Sayre Gearhart Esq. Since that time he has practice very successfully. Owing to the illness of his father several years ago or. Deen took no the business which was so Long established and carried it on in a successful manner until taken ill. His father s death is still fresh in the Public mind having occurred just two months ago Friday. His Mother and three Sisters survive him. He was master of Mahoning Lodge no. 516 f. And a. M., and was a charter member of the Penn social session of Council held monday evening to determine an important matter. Puddle Mill to Start. Puddle Bose Michael Hurley in charge of the lion a amp Samuel Pujolle Mill which was formerly the Mahoning rolling Mill Baa received order to have the Mill in readiness to Start the intention it at present being to Light up the furnaces in about two weeks. The Mill is in Good the exception of a Tew Little repairs which will naturally be needed and As soon As the material some of which is already in route Here is received the Plant will be in shape to resume operations. The Mill has been Idle since last july. Ten double furnaces compose the puddling department and Over a Hundred men Are employed when the Mill is run Ning full. This Plant makes a specially of the manufacture of Low phosphorous muck bar for which at present there is a demand in the Market. As one by one our local industries resume operations alter the business stagnation which visited this City several months since the number of our unemployed gradually becomes less and indications for a prosperous Winter daily becomes More favourable. Council met in special session monday evening for the purpose of deciding on a question relative to the laying of water pipes beyond the Borough limits into Mahoning township but before the meeting was adjourned considerable general business was transacted. The members present were Kemmer Goldsmith Jones Fetterman Chesnut Amesbury Vastine i but Sci and Brandt. Some time since the water superintendent was authorized by the Board of water commissioners to Lay pipes beyond the Borough limits for the convenience of three prospective water renters in Mahoning township. Superia pendent Keefer proceeded with the work As per his instructions hut when the township line was reached the work was baited by the supervisor of Mahoning who demanded that the Borough give an indemnifying Bond sufficiently Large enough to cover any Case of Accident that might result from having the Roadway torn up. When or. Keefer stated the facts before Council some of the members seemed inclined to doubt the advisability of extending the pipes beyond the Borough limits and on the motion of or. Goldsmith it was decided not to continue with the work unless the parties desiring the water should Bear the expense. The indemnifying Bond question was settled by the Flat refusal of Council to countenance the idea. At this Point the a a special feature of the session seemed to he lost sight of and or. Vastine requested that some action be taken regarding the request of superintendent Richards of the City flour Mills for permission to Lay a Railroad switch along North Mill Street from the Reading tracks to the front of the Mill. Or. Richards claimed that the Road would not be encroached upon but this explanation of his intentions was not satisfactory and he was asked to visit the spot with the streets Ana Bridges committee and there Point out just what he desired to do. Thie matter being settled or. Chesnut desired to know what had been done toward securing new boilers for the water works Annex and in response to his question or. Vastine stated that a luring last week the commissioners had opened bide and had placed an order for a Babcock tubular boiler. Or. Vastine also stated that there had been some harsh things said about the secrecy surrounding this Purchase but Council seemed to think that the commissioners had kept within their authority and their action was endorsed. About this time one of the members remembered that it was a special meeting and the motion to adjourn met with no dissenting Danville boy marries. Leaser Maier son of Jacob Maier Mill Street this City and miss Edna Baldwin of United in marriage on last thursday the ceremony taking place at 8 p. At the Home of the bride�?T9 parents in that City. Or. And mrs. Maier will make their Home in Philadelphia. This item of news will be a pleasant Surprise to the grooms Many friends in this City As no intimation of his intention to join the ranks of the Benedicts had been Given out previous to the time that he launched into the sea of Matri Mony. Copyright Uoo by Charles a. Gray. President my Kinley. Pyy right 1300, by Ockwood n. T. Theodore Roosevelt. A Republican sweep from East to West. The result of the general election tuesday was the triumphant re election of president Mckinley and the endorsement of his administration. This is a grand and glorious Victory for the people Ami shows that their better judgment can always be relied on in times of emergency. To policy of the government is endorsed and the people have declared that they Are satisfied to let Well enough alone that they will not risk a continuance of Prosperity by trying a doubtful committed for a important arrest yesterday Experiment. The people of this nation Are not easily led astray by false notions or theories William Mckinley is recognized As a Safe Leader his policy Inis been approved and will be continued for four years at party. Or. And mrs. John g. Waite gave a Surprise part tuesday night in Honor of their daughter Pauline a seventh birthday. Those present were Irene and Elsie Gulick Isabel Ami Marion and Guseie Gaskins and Clara Detwiler Margaret Barber Frances Heilman Ethel and Mable Foust Cois Reif Snyder Isabel Wetzel Bernice Witcomb Eleanor Heutsch Lebund Alice Waite. The first entertainment of the season was Given at the state Hospital tuesday evening. The program consisted of recitations instrumental and vocal solos and duets. These entertainments Are always a great diversion for the patients and will be continued the entire Winter alternated each week by a dance. Several of the attendants have formed an orchestra which is under the direction of prof. Richard Metherell. They Are improving rapidly and do the playing for All the dances and entertainments. Yesterday afternoon James Burns a resident of Sidler a Hill was arrested by Constable Young and brought before a Squire Bare for a hearing on the charge of assaulting Frank Myers t lie prosecutor being mrs. Alice Miller a daughter of Myers As gleaned from the information sworn Toby mrs. Miller the two men had an altercation in front of her Home on North Mill Street which ended As stated by her by Burns striking Myers on the head with a Black Jack or Billy severe injuries resulting. When Burns was brought to theoflice the a Squire decided that he was too intoxicated to be Given a hearing and he was com Mil Ted to jail to appear again this morning at 8 . 0. S. Of a. Will entertain. Washington Camp p. It it s of a., will entertain the Bloomsburg Camp next tuesday evening. An entertainment will be Given in the Lodge room after which a banquet Ami reception will be held at the Sleddens struck a Good thing. In both wednesday and thursday evenings of last week a refrigerator at the Home of Edward Czechowicz West Mahoning Street was relieved of its contents. The refrigerator occupied a place on the Back porch and w As easy of Access so after securing a Good meal on wednesday night the thief returned again on thursday and appropriated a number of bottles of soda and Sarsaparilla with which to Wash Down his repast of the previous evening. There is now a lock on the refrigerator door. Death of mrs. Deen. At her Home Corner of grand and Railroad streets monday at 2 p. M., occurred the death of Mary wife of Jonathan Deen after a protracted illness. The decease 1 was 57 years of age 1 Ami is a Vived by a husband and one daughter. Mrs. Deen is a native of Northumberland residing there until i her marriage in 18118. Ben. Severcool a Young resident of Limestone township this county was locked up in fort Maiers yesterday morning to await trial on the charge of Pur Loining a number of horse blankets and sets of harness. During last july the residents of Limestone were terrorized by an organized gang of Young Fellows who wandered through the county at night visiting barns and stealing everything that happened to come within their reach. Horse blankets in Large numbers were stolen and numerous sets of harness disappeared Only to turn up again in some Fence Corner burned to a Crisp. Farm implements also were stolen but not in such numbers. After a time a clue was discovered which led the authorities to believe that a Trio of youths answering to the names of Shipe Robbins and Savercool were the perpetrators of the thefts and warrants were issued for their arrest. Shipe and Robbins were apprehended but Savercool was too Slick for the Ulli ers and skipped away before they could Lay hold of him. Since that time nothing was heard of him until last week when he was located at Harrisburg. On tuesday night he was arrested in that City and taken to Limestone and arraigned before a Squire j. 1�?T. Ellis who committed him to jail in default of $ in 0 bail. This arrest is considered most import ant As Savercool is thought to have been the ring Leader it of the gang and his capture was greatly desired. Robbins and Shipe were up or trial at the last term of court. They pleaded guilty but sentence was suspended. In will Likely go harder than that with plans moving slowly. Heavily split tickets made the slow in this county count in a conversation yesterday capt. J. Beaver gear hat stated that not much Progress is being made just at present toward tie erection of a new armory on account of the enforced idleness of architect Brugler but that he thought that everything would be in readiness to Start work on the new Structure about next Spring. Or. Brugler Lias suggested plans which just about suit the local company and for that reason no move has been made specifications to be turned out by him being desired before anything definite is settled 28. Bloomsburg 10. The Danville Basket Ball team played its first game of the season tuesday night and succeeded in wat Kingoff the armory floor victors or the Bloomsburg five by the score of 28 to 10. Both teams showed Lack of training but the locals seemed to have retained the skill in passing the Bull that marked their play in former seasons and after they located the Basket they scored rapidly. Bloom Borg played a hard As Well As a gentlemanly game air i took Aluir defeat with Good Grace there was some Brilliant playing in spots and the fair sized audience in attendance was frequently brought to its feet by some Clever piece of work and interest was sustained from Start to finish. The teams lined up As follows a Das vil.m�. Positions. B looms big. . Bedea. Attack. Lewis. N e Wbaker be n t Arsey. . . Summary goals from Field Sechler 2, Klase Ltd ask ins 5 i let Lea 2. Newbaker 2. Plays 1, Moore 1, Lewis 1. Morsey 1, Kilmer 1. Referee or. Quick blooms Iorg Umpire or. Diehl Danville time two 2 1 minute to murder ids wife and when he failed he fired his House in revenge. A tragedy was narrowly averted sat urday night at the Home of Harvey Lam Berson about two Miles below town along the Penna. Canal when lamber son while in a Drunken frenzy attempted to murder his wife. When this fell design was frustrated by the timely intervention of a brother who lived neighbor to him he set lire to his Home and then Nero like laughed while it burned. The charge of infidelity on the part of the husband brought against him by his wife is thought to have led to the quarrel which resulted so disastrously. For several weeks past Berson and Bis wife had been at Odds Over mrs. Lamberson a refusal to countenance some of his friends. On saturday he was away from the House for the greater part of the Day and when lie did return Home about 5 of clock in the evening he is said to have been slightly under the influence of liquor and very much out of sorts. As soon As he was in the House the old quarrel came up again and , losing All control of himself and Denly grabbed his wite and threw her to the floor and with murderous ferocity began to beat her about the face. Tiring of this he Drew a clasp knife from his pocket and while with his left hand on her Throat he endeavoured to open the knife with his other hand and his Teeth lie informed her that a the was going to Cut her Throat and then kill himself. At this juncture the terrified woman called loudly for help. Fortunately Lloyd Lamberson Harvey a brother who lives just across the canal was working close at hand and he heard the screams and rushed to the woman a assistance. The infuriated mail had just succeeded in a clasping the knife and was about to plunge it into Bis wife a Throat when his brother closed in on him and while these two were engaged in a life and death struggle for Possession of the knife the woman escaped and ran out of the House. Thus far the scene of action was the second Story of the House and when after a hard Battle Lloyd secured the knife he in his haste to get away fell and rolled Down the flight of Steps leading to the Kitchen below. As he regained his feet he noticed a shot gun in a Corner and securing this he ran out on the Tow path and catching mrs. Lamberson in his arms he sprang into a foot boat and rapidly rowed to the opposite Shore. While Lloyd was thus engaged Harvey was still in the House looking for the shot gun and when he was unable to find it rushed out and in his impotent fury stood on the Bank and hurled stones at his intended victim As she was being conducted to safety. Once across the canal Lloyd made for his own Home which was a Little later visited by Harvey who broke in the door panels with a Stone and then left being Airaid to proceed further when threatened with the gun. When he left Lloyd a House be went directly Back to his own and with the Aid of some paper and his wife a clothes he set fire to the building in four different places and As the flames mounted upwards he stood near by and loudly called to his wife to a watch the d place police Aid was sent for but before Constable Young reached the scene Lamberson had disappeared but later on he was located at the Susquehanna hotel South Danville and about 11 of clock was arrested by officers Miti Nemoyer and Voris anti placed in the county jail. The House and All its contents were entirely destroyed. When seen sunday mrs. Lamberson had not entirely recovered fro i the nervous Shock she had suffered Anil her face bore evidence of her husbands brutality. About eight years ago Lamberson attempted to take the life of Chelate Jesse Ammerman Anil in consequence he had to spend 18 months in the Eastern . L. Deutsch fill vacancy caused by the death of John Rebman Borough funds Low. Council met in regular session Friday night with the following members present president Kemmer and messes. Goldsmith Holloway Fetterman Chesnut Vastine Sechler Amesbury and Lauer. William l. Deutsch was elected to fill the unexpired term of John Rebman deceased. He had no opposition and As soon As the ballot had been taken and the result announced he was sworn into office Burgess Moyer being present at the meeting and he at once took his place with the other first Ward Council men. The Borough treasurers statement was read and showed a net balance on hand of $6,301.46. After the statement had been read or. Goldsmith stated that the Borough funds were rapidly approaching a Low water Mark it having been calculated that after the payment of the Bills now due Only $197.05 would remain in the Treasury. He recommended the most extreme Economy and stated that it would be impossible to the salaries of the regular employees or the wages of any of the Borough help until february at which time the Revenue from the liquor licenses would come in. C. P. Hancock and t. F. Patterson appeared before the body and made complaint against certain persons who Are said to be encroaching on the Public Road in the Vicinity of the episcopal cemetery and their request that the streets and Bridges committee Confer with them on the matter was granted. Or. Holloway presented a letter from the Union automobile passenger co., of Williamsport who ask for the exclusive right to operate an automobile line through the streets for a period of 15 years. The request was Laid on the table. On request Matthew Ryan was Given permission to build a Blacksmith shop on the site of the one now situated on the left Side of North Mill Street just beyond the City flour Mills. At the suggestion of or. Amesbury the fire committee was instructed to Purchase a Supply of Coal for each of the Hose companies. The following Bills were ordered paid water department. Regular employes.$144.30 Sam a. Mccoy. 20.00 labor and hauling. 725.50 Curry a Vannan. 80.74 Haines Jones a Cadbury co. 13.86 h. Rupp. 7.25 682.48 91.91 6.60 79.87 182.22 2.00 welliver hardware co. A. C. Amesbury. Standard Gas co. Trumbower amp Werkheiser. Lackawanna . Borough department. Regular employees. Labor and hauling. P. C. Cotner. G. W. Hendricks. Joseph Hunter. H. L. Gross. Standard Gas co. Standard electric Light co 463.19 i. R. Moore.84 $82.50 52.74 44.00 2.00 50.00 62.50 3.20sudden death saturday night. At the Home of her adopted daughter mrs. Benjamin Livziey grand Street saturday evening occurred the death of mrs. Phoebe Gearhart one of Danville a Well known residents. She died very suddenly heart disease being the cause. She had been in the Best of spirits throughout the Day. At seven of clock in the evening she returned from a visit with a neighbor and Corn planned of a shortness of breath. In order to get the air she sat Down on the Side porch and ten minutes later expired. Mrs. Gearhart is survived by her Mother mrs. Kate Bates and two Brothers. The Montour 4 Columbia Telephone company will place on of their a phones

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