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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - November 16, 1905, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome Pajer for the Home is i % the circulation o this paper is in a creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the american. Quot this country will never hit entire subscription $1 per year do. Irving ii. Jennings dam 11st. Up i t a overt a i a. At. To l l m wimm til. I in. M. To i .1/ hint ill. A Quot. Vol. 51-no 10 y free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own Dunville. L�?Ta., tiil1�sda y novem her i 1 05. Sta Tilisi in it in 1855 Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Typ and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at ail times to execute in the neatest manner. Job printing of ail kinds and description Shultz n. 425 Mill St., a Asvik a. Diseases it it of the stomach an intestines a specs Alt or. C. H. s. Dentist chrysanthemums Crow 288 my Danville pm. Dentistry in h ? lit Branche. Charge moderate in nil v Ork 1m��?~j condense a news. There is seemingly a pretty go ueral arge quient of opinion Amone Orr naval officers in fast r of Ilie construction of battleship of the largest size which Are to be Arm i with the greatest pos a Ible Noin Ber of heavy guns the experience of the Rosso japanese War is held to justify this. As ions a we Are Boi Diug Battle Shi s we might As Well get the Best. It is a common thing to see boys smoking cigarettes which i an indication that the Law is being violated. It should not a difficult task to find out who is doing it. On Nifte. The Adams express company robber was seut eucled to serve six years in the Western Penitentiary. The news from Berks county is that turkeys Are plenty and will be cheap. Montour will be heard from later. Christian Loeh is recovering rapidly from the severe Burns he received some time ago at the structural tubing works. There is Little reason to Star Tia the Supply of Turkey will Ruu Auy Shorter this year than usual but there is less reason to fear that the rumours of a shortage will be less numerous As thanksgiving approaches. Just out of jail after a two year term Charles Bowman is under Arret at Lancaster charged with Highway robbery of which p. W. Lough Tii of Coatesville was the victim. Thirty two presidents of state universities now in session at Washington. Are expected to Rake action on a change in football rules to Conn la with the ideas of president Roosevelt tin regard to brutality. The plumber is getting Busy of the it it water pipes these mornings. There will soon he a launching of gubernatorial Hoora lets. Already a a number o a a a a r x Hora a a Are Bilg groomed it is said that the pre id nth sex a Ped pm during his recent trip sooth amounted to Over 415,000. This he will pay out of his own pocket and a Call it to a i v w 11 spent. Mayor to it in Johnson of Cleveland a has Appo Quot be 1 an a anti Oicle commission Quot who duty it will be to ii Eek out weary despondent and destitute be pie who May be contemplating suicide and a in or them of. Admiration for this icim me of Benevolence is checked Huwy ver by the fact Attiat no appropriate u goes with it. It appears that 30,000 russians Are a till Pri owners of War in Japan. Of they know when they Are Well off they will make no Effort to return Home before a Prius at the earliest. Rufus Hippo \ attending the Lancaster county Institute has been a teacher for 50 successive years. Or. And mrs. Jacob Holdren of White Hall Are Peilli congratulated upon the arrival monday morning of a baby daughter. Robert Whitehead inv tor of the torpedo which bears his name died at thrive Uhan England. Whether to iceman fir it then or other Public employee workmen at any business should be paid a sufficient salary to ruin twin their families cure Foutab try. And by economies and saving provide for the future without eur ions. The Peni Ion so St m induces to Lazi iness we a a a and a i t a Tidence and is a not rna la or Amend n. A matter of health powder absolutely pure has m0 substitute a Cream of tartar powder free from Alum or phosphatic acid Royal baking powder co., new York. It May not he generally known that the finest the Best equipped and most extensive Green houses in this Section of the country am to to found at Castle Grove. Forty thousand Square feet ire under Glass. Iron is used exclusively along with Glass in the construction of the buildings. In is worthy of not that in keeping with the Modi Ern and finely appointed Green houses Castle Grove has in the person of Law re Nee Cotter the Lessee Une of the most experienced the most skillful and most widely known floriculture its in the United states. In the world of Flowers at present the chrysanthemum is the reigning Queen. The season is now at its height. The chrysanthemum show Rio Ted at Philadelphia saturday night. During the present week shows will he on in Nidd of the great cities of the land. The chrysanthemum is Sten in All its glory at Castle Grove. Variety and perfection both Are there. Two a re Green houses Are filled each one of the stately Majestic blooms seeming to surpass the other in exuberance Ami loveliness. As the Long Vista of Van gated though Chaste and mod est tints opens up before the visitor his Eye is chained to the spot As it were with a soit of fascination. Many of the big chrysanthemums measuring from tip to tip Are twelve inches in diameter. All colors and shades of colors Are represented and it would Puzzle Auy one to Tell which Are the most to be desired. The pure White ones Are Beautiful but so Are the soft creamy White so Are the Large Glt men ones those of the Many shades of Yel Low and of the various shades of Pink. Or. Cotter cuts Oue Hundred of these magnificent blooms every Day and along the ,&c., ships them to pin Adelphia and new York la the big cities the chrysanthemums produced at cattle Grove Are Reta led by the dealers at All sorts of extravagant prices. Eight to Teu dollars per dozen is not an unusual figure. After the chrysanthemums come carnations and roes a devoted to the former there Are two and to the latter eight houses. During october or. Cotter shipped 33,000 roses to Philadelphia while at least 2000 More were disposed of at Home. The roses Are very Beautiful and comprise the Beauty brides and bridesmaids Ros is Liberty Killarney Wel Lesby Richmond and All the leading marketable varieties. The roses ate Only b ginning to Brear by the holidays the eight a Rte houses will each in a Paradise of Blooming Beauty. The carnations Are also coming on very nicely. The two immense buildings will be a revelation later on. Besides the famous Lawson Carnation. Or. Cotter cultivates the Roosevelt Carnation a per act i loom Garnet in color and he Nas both varieties in abundance. Among other varieties or. Cotter has the Queen the Prospect and the great variegated Carnation. No be but those who have visited Ca Ile Grove can form an adequate idea of the extent of the Green houses of the Normon Stock on hand and the and pains taken to provide for following seasons. Of the eight houses devoted to roses five Are propagating houses All fill d with grafted roses nicely growing providing for a season further of Are houses filled with easter lilies and Migu Onnette the latter nicely under Way occupy Oue whole Boi Diug. About tie holidays they will be in Blosiu and the visitor to the Green House then will be treated to a sight that will be nothing Short of a vision. In session funeral of Lewis title. The funeral of Lewis Titel took place monday morning at 10 of clock from the family residence of Mill Street and we in very largely attended. Rev. Charles d. Lerch conducted tin services. Two a elections Jesus Lov r of my soul a and Quot come unto me and i will give you bests a a were rendered by a Quartetti composed of mrs. W. R. Paules. Mis Elizabeth Kus Fil John h. Mccoy and Sam a Moscov. There were Many Beautiful Floral trizut it s. The remains were carried to the grave by the following pall bearers p. E. Man. Harry Eilen Hogen John earns Worth. A i re Divel James Kvan or. Hurry sober and Thomas Murray. Interment was Mal in the Odd of a 1 tie use of the High school room was Grant d the county superintend ent tuesday for the annual county Institute which will begin on december 4th. It seems to be the sense of the school Board that the county in tit Ute As conducted is of rather doubtful Utility to the town schools the program being shaped too much to b refit the country schools without any special provision for the town schools. According to their idea the Borough superintendent should assist in arranging the program a privilege which at present is not accorded him. The matter was discussed with a Good Deal of warmth several directors advocating that the Borough discontinue holding Institute with the county. In was put to a Vole however Aud lost after which of motion of or Pursel the use of tiie High school room was granted to county superintendent Derr for the hoi ling of the Institute As above stated. The truant officer presented his report for the second month of school which showed Tomt 110 pupils were out of school owing to sickness tin re were 12 truants 4 we e detained at Home for want of Sui Tail clothing. Twelve notices Weri s it out. Of motion of or. Orth the Supply committee was intr noted to procure five Hundred sponges for use in the school. On motion of or. Pursel the printing committee was instructed to secary tie printing of 3 >0 agreement Blanks to be u d when t Sellers Are e employed. On motion of or Burns it was decided i hat 25 copies of Pollar 1�?Ts primers be ordered. On motion of or. Burns it was ordered that Profe Sor slow be requested to resume Bis position As principal of the third Ward school on monday november 20th. Treasurer Schram presented a statement of Fiu auces to Date which showed a Cash balance on baud of 411,847.05. The following members were present Adams Orth Heiss. Pursel Harpel. Grone Fischer Burns turn Bower and Verkh a her. The following Bills were approved for payment Miles Walsh. A. J. Nystron Remington Type writer co o. M. A Mger u. S. Express co. Water rent Standard Gas co John Bruder. Isaac Pitman u l. Gordy 4 2.00 11.25. 7.20. 7.50. 1.60. 56.00 1.60 2.35 .56 1.61 death of Richard Wetherell. After eur during a painful illness of eight weeks Richard b. Metherell died tuesday morning at 10 o clock from abscess. Notwithstanding the fact that or. Metherell has been very ill for some time his death As a severe Shock to the Community. The deceased was Well known All Over this Section of the state As his musical Carer had taken him into nearly every City Aud town in Neutral Pennsylvania. He was a musician of exceptional ability and his services were always in great demand. Or Metli Eroll was born m Devonshire England forty two years ago and to this country at the age of seven settling with his parents at Bloomsburg where he lived until about seventeen years ago when he to Danville. In addition to his Many other musical engagements or. Metherell was until he became ill the Leader of the Hospital orchestra also last Winter he was professor of string instruments at Susquehanna University Selinsgrove the d ceased is survived by a widow and one son Goiner e. Metherell also by ins father Thomas Metherell of Bloomsburg two Sisters miss Laura of Bloomsburg mrs. James Kisey of Jam a son City four Brothers William of Williamsport a. W. Metherell of i Blossburg Albert Ami Thomas of Philadelphia. The funeral services will take place Friday mor eng at 9 30 of clock from the family residence on lower Mulberry Street. The remains will be intern d at Berwick. New 400 h. P. Engine installed. The new Hoffr Hundred horse Power Soorlis engine in the Berwick silk lows of Impery two specs a trolley Mills was started up yesterday. F. Q. Cars being utilized to convey the fun Hart Imu was at Berwick to witness eral party. The starting up of the new engine. Thus from a dist Ince who attended this big Power Generator makes it the funeral Vul re mrs. John gtd pm. Possible to double the capacity of the Runik mrs. Berwick nulls. It has a Fly wheel if of Scranton mrs. .1 1 Adam Fraley or a. M try Teistler teen feet in diameter machinery has miss Minnie Usu Uriu of Wilkes re cantly been installed at the Berwick Barre miss mini tiling a of Williamsport Michael Everett of Colburn or. And mrs. Fred Hottman. Mrs. Heury Rowe and so i Arthur Adams of Sti Mokin or. Aid mrs Evan Beau of Burnham or and mrs Hira n Pairas a or Aud mrs. Charles Titel or Ami mrs Wesley Gross or. And mrs James Mcewen mrs. Charles Whit. Neck or. And mrs Ivy or. Elijah Bromley la wis Titel of mrs John Benfield Ami 601 Hirayu Valley township John Stout of heading Plant that increases its capacity 20 per Cut. Austin o. Hartman who has until recently been connected with the Berwick Plant has gone to Shickshinny. Secretary of the colonial spinning Mills t. W. Cutter of this City is in temporary charge of the Berwick Mill until the arrival of the new manager next monday. Inion Veteran legion knt aug Mont no. To. Union Veteran legion hold it banquet at the City hotel Danville last night. The occasion As is usual wit i these annual affairs proved a Happy reunion in which those who fought Side by Side met together to make merry around the banquet Board to recount the deeds of Camp and Field and relate the experiences of subsequent years in the less a magic though hard fought Battles of daily life. No one is eligible to membership in the Union Veteran legion but soldiers of the Union army Navy Aud Marine corps during the War of the rebellion who volunteered for a term of three years and were honorable discharged for any cause after a service of at least two continuous years or were at any time discharged by reason of wounds received in the line of duty a provided said enlistment was previous to july 1, 1863. No drafted per Sou no substitute nor Auy person who at Auy time bore arms against the United states is eligible to membership in the Union Veteran legion. The membership of Encampment no. 32, u. V. L., which takes in Blouins Burg and Danville is therefore necessarily not Large. The Headquarters Are at Bloomsburg. Charles s. Fornwald of that place is colonel commander and or. Juo. Sweisfort of this City lieutenant colonel. About a dozen members of the Encampment Down from Bloomsburg on the trolley and were joined by about the same number of Danville members. The banquet was served at 8 of clock covers being Laid for thirty. The meal was a very sumptuous affair served in landlord Moyers usual tasteful and elegant style. The menu panned Maurice River Cove oysters. Roast Turkey Aud Cranberry sauce. Sweet potatoes cold Slaw Cream Corn and mashed to Tatuem. Salads. Fruit ice Cream and . Tea Coffee and milk the following members of the Cai nement were seated around table Charles s. Fornwald b. Sharpless. Albert Herbine Jac. Keller g w. Cars f. M. Gilmore Lewis gotten r. C. Buckalew c. S. Forman Elias . Mendenhall of Bloo Lusburg Joseph h. Johnson p. G. Bailor m. Breckbill. Michael Shires William Minier John Mcclure or. Juo. Sweisfort g. W. Mowrer or. P. C. Newbaker. D. R. Eckman a liar Les Woods j. P. Bare of Danville. N. K Mears a member of the sons of veterans and John c. Rutter jr., proprietor and editor of the a a democratic Sentinel Quot and Quot Bloomsburg daily Quot As also at the banquet. Lewis Cohen was Toast master. Nearly two hours were whiled away around the table. None of the members had been called by death during the Pat year nor was there anything to Sadden the occasion. Story telling As usual was a taking feature and fun and merriment ran High. Of parting the in tubers agreed that the banquet was by no Means the least end Vable of the eight or ten that have been held in the encampments history. Ii a he f. Gorgas taken to Columbia. Constable a. V. Rogers of Columbia Lancaster county was in this City yesterday to take charge of Claude Gorgas the fugitive from Justice who was apprehended near the Reading Iron works Early tuesday morning. Gorgas it is alleged made quite an unsavoury record for himself at Columbia where he is wanted for a series of bold robberies. Co Stabl Rogers had in his Possession three warrants for Gorgas Oue charging him with felonious entry into a store Aud the larceny of five overcoats. This crime was committed Early in the morning of october 20th., the burglar succeeding in getting away with the Coats which were valued at s0. Another warrant was Lor obtaining go ids from Askin a a a Ream s instalment store at Columbia under false pretence. In this instance it is charged he gave a fictitious name and had the goods charged. The third warrant was for Highway robbery committed at Columbia in which Gorgas is charged with relieving his victim of a watch and about two dollars in Money. Gorgas has proved to be a very Slippery customer. Constable Rogers was close of his track at Reading some to it me ago but was unable to apprehend the fugitive. Constable Rogers retarded to Columbia at 4 31 yesterday afternoon taking Gorgas with him. Basket Ball Friday night. I i the Sterling five deaf mutes Hake to Hall team of Plymouth will i Lav tie Danville five at the armory Friday evening. Dance after game. These men Are All Grad Oats of it. Airy Institute at Philadelphia. Winter weather. Conditions yesterday seemed positively wintry. The autumnal atmosphere passed a limit win u it could not be appropriately termed a a bracing a a it was positively Chilly and d agreeable mid no one tarried out of door longer than necessary. At the same time people will he surprised to learn that at no time during the Daylight hours did Mercury fall much below 35 degrees. The improvements on a Street. The improvements on a Street contemplated by the trolley company which have been looked Forward to with interest by the property owners there will be under Way in a few Days time and there seems to Lee no doubt but that the work will he completed before Winter sets in. Preparatory to beginning the improvements proper the contract for which will be awarded in a Day or so the trolley company is sinking a Terra Cotta Drain at the lowest Point which is itself a work of considerable magnitude. The Drain which is d used to carry off the surface water which comes Down Nicholas nue will be Sank Onder a Street the trolley track and thence skirting the Railroad embankment is ii int re into the brewery run it the big Cul a it. The Drain which in length will be some two Hundred feel is Alreid finished for a Distan a a a tier y fit to few f from the Creek. Tiibi pipe h being Unk at the depth of six feet. Tot in Ara traits Mont o. Hughe.-, of Philadelphia spent sunday at the ii ouch of his Mother mrs. Mary Hughes ferry Street. Miss Anna Woodside spent sunday with friends in Catawissa. Or. And mrs. Frank Trumbower of Wilkes Barre spent sunday at the Home of Samuel Trumbower East Market Street. Miss Elizabeth Bucher of snub Uty Spant sunday at the Home of her patents or. Aud or. A Gael Pusher Riverside. Or. Gertrude Ellis returned to Kingston saturday after a visit at the Home of i. T. Patton East Market Street. Miss Anna Farley of Riverside spent sunday with relatives in Catawissa. Miss Mamie Hoffman of Northumberland spent sunday with relatives in this City. Richard Morris of Tay or sent sunday at the Homo of or and mrs. John d. Evans East Maikut Street. Mrs. William Gray of so us Grovr spent sunday with Fri Euris in this City. George Waite of Phi Ladelphia spent Sanday at the Home of his father s. M. Waite East Mahoning Street. Or. And mrs. Walter Arras of Sanbury. Spent sunday at the Home of s. W. Arms Terry Street. Miss Mary Prahler spent sunday with relatives at Catawissa. Raymond Clayton of Philadelphia spent sunday at the Home of his parents. Or. And mrs. Theo. W. Clayton South Danville. Miss Katherine Vastire student at Bucknell University spent sunday at rho Home of her parents or. Aud mrs. William Vastire West Market Street. Miss Estella Lowenstein student at but knt 11 University spent sunday at the Home of her parents or. And mrs. Samuel Loonstein West Market Street. Sheriff j. Ii. Sharpies of Sunbury spent sunday with relatives in South Danville. Mrs. Alex. Diehl left yesterday for a visit with friends in Williamsport. Rev. Grorge g. Kunkle a Dor of St. Johns Latheras Church left yesterday morning to attend the convention of the woman a Home Aud foreign missionary society at Selius Grove. Walter Oberdorf left yesterday for a several Days visit with relatives it Lewisburg. Mis Mary c. Yorks left yesterday morning to spend several Days with friends at Chester. Or. And mrs. R. R. Kline returned to Harrisburg yesterday after a visit at the Home of lore Kline East Market Street. Mrs. J. Schroeder Aud daughter he i a of Columbia Are visiting at the porno of mrs. Schroeder a parents or. And mrs. Shadrach Fry Bloom Street. Gen. George b. Cadwallader of Sunbury spent yesterday with friends in this City. Sheriff George Maiers was a Sunbury visitor yesterday. Grant Penstein Sclier left yesterday via the d. Amp w. For a visit with friends in Dayton Ohio. Large quantities of natural Gas. Workmen who were drilling for Copper at Neutral yesterday struck natural Gas in Large quantities which when released blew up the Shaft with such great Force that the lives of those standing nearby were endangered. Of the farm of a. P. Fritz at Central the Pennsylvania Copper Aud milling company for the past three month have bed conducting operations in an Endeavor to locate a satisfactory vein of Copper. One of the brings yesterday morning struck Peries of pockets in the group no Frau which was emitted great quantities of natural Gas. When the Drill had reached a depth of 275 feet the g is w is struck Aud the volume was so grou that when released it blew the dust and rocks up the Shaft with much Force and into the air for a great height. This As a Gri at Surprise Aud altogether in exp Ctet a to the workmen several of them narrowly escaped serious injury by the Sodden blow up and also from the flying rocks. The company conducting the operations bad no in Lea there was Gas in the ground and hardly know what to make of the new proposition which confronts them. If a permanent Ami lasting vein of the natural Gas can he to Jat a a Well for the utilizing of the same will no doubt he erected. 1 1 Rocsell legs the court ii Gnu a hell rang at i of clock monday morning. The inverse jurors were on hand and the trial of cases was immediately taken no. Judge Staples keeps things moving and mondays session was probably an object lesson to some revealing How time can by saved and business facilitated. In beginning to in court announced that every juror Ami every witness who i not pre Simf w men a ral i cd will he fined his or her Days pay. The attorneys were also notified that they an expected to be on hand when need cd and not to keep the court waiting while they attend to other business. A a result of All this by noon the second was on the sentence following conviction in the first was imposed and other business was disposed of. The first attached was that of comm i wealth a. William Myers,sr., William Myers jr., Anna Myers and Thomas j itus. This was a Cross action involving the charge of assault and Battery the other party to the Contention being Edward Burk son of Patrick Burk. By agreement of counsel the above cases were submitted to one jury the verdict to be the same As it each was tried separately. H. M. Hinckley and Thomas c. Welsh appear d for Burk and e. S. Gearhart As private counsel was associated with the District attorney the affair out of which the grew took place of last new years eve. Mrs. William Myers her son William Ami her father Thomas James were walking up Bloom Street. When opposite the Grove Church William Myers jr., in Celebration of new year discharged his pistol loaded with a Blank Cartridge. Myers and his Mother allege that the pistol was discharged into the Gutter but Edward Burk who was passing swore that if was fired at his and that at the same time the remark was mad Quot shout at that passing of for some distance he returned Ami asked Young Myers what he had said. It was hero the trouble began. Or. Myers corroborated by her son and her father testified that Burk choked her and her father. Burk declared that the revolver was held in front of his face and denied the choking. Later mrs. Myers her Sou Aud her father Wera joined by William Myers sr., and proceeding to their Home on Railroad Street East of the Borough according to their testimony they were met by Burk who rent wed the altercation striking Thomas James Over the head with a Pala or picket which he Tore from the Fence knocking James Down Burk Al of it was alleged struck William Myers Over the head or a the two men clinched and fell to the ground where they were parted by Patrick Burk who emerged from his Boose which is adjoining or near the Myers Home. The Pale broken in two by the Force of the blow was produced in court As evidence. Burk in defense declared that it was Only by a coincidence that he reached Home just a William Over and wife Sou and father in Law arrived that he found them standing there waiting for him. The men with their Coats off which or. Myers was holding. Burk swore Ali it the Myers contingent themselves opened the quarrel striking Hitu Over the head with the pile after which they Quot jumped the witnesses were Annie Myers Thomas Jame William Myers sr., and William Myers i. Edward Burk himself was placed on the stand. Other witnesses who testified in his behalf wore Catherine Burk Catherine Mcdonald and Patrick Rufe. In in Ca a o Unpi d hut Little Over an hour and a half. Hon. Ii. M. Hinckley and e. S. Go Arhat who went to the jury for their respective sides were restricted to 15 minute. The whole largely resolved itself to a question of veracity among the witnesses and the charge of the court was Brief and to the Point. The jury retired about 11 of clock. The twelve men returned at 11.45 of clock. Ewdard Hurk was found guilty of assault Aud Battery on Thomas James Ami Annie Myers. In the Caso of the Commonwealth is. William Myers sr., William Myers jr., Annie Myers and Thomas junes the jury found in each the defendants not guilty placing the costs upon the prosecutor Patrick Burk. Edward Burk a called before tie bar and apprised of the jury a verdict. The Bent Nee of the court a that Burk for each in which he was found guilty pay the costs of prosecution a Fine of ten dollars or to give Security Lor the payment of the same within ten Days Ami to stand commit Oglesby. He related the circumstance of parries outside the jail visiting the prisoners and of overhearing the conversation at the Hack window. He was sure that one of the parties was known As so Itz and the other As George Cross lev was the not witness. He a in jail at the time the attempt to escape was made. He identified the saws and Frame used in sawing the bars. They were handed in the rear window he said by John Seitz whom he identified As Oue of the defendants. The saws were received he said by Elmer Halder Ruan w to stood in the cel and extended a Broom across the corridor to the open window outside of Wlinich s Itz was standing. Seitz reaching in Between the bars placed the saws upon the Broom att i which they were noiselessly drawn into the cell by Halderman. It was not yet quite Briark and he easily recognized Seitz. Officer John Grier Vori was called to the stand. He has known both defendants since their infancy. After the arrest he asked Ralph Hahn How Long he had b in know As Quot Tough Quot Aud he replied Quot of ten years or More. Quot sheriff Maiers described the attempt to break jail and identified the saws Aud Frame Evan r. Evans Blacksmith employed at James lakes repair shop identified the saw Frame As one which he made during july or August. James Lake proprietor of the shop also identified the saw Fraulie which he said had been ordered by John Seitz who was accompanied to the shop by Ralph Hahn that the saw was paid for by Spitz and was delivered to him. This was some two or three we a a is before the attempt was made to break mail. Ralph Hahn a called to the stand. He denied that he had ordered the saw or that he Ever knew that one was ordered. Or Deniel that he was near the jail on the night of september 16, 1905, when the saws were passed in through the window but endeavoured to establish the fact that he was in Balcom Sherg and esp at the time. John Seitz was the next witness. He did not deny that lie had ordered the saw of Lake received the same and paid Foi it. Halm however he declared had nothing to do with the Rran a Tion although he accompanied Sefz both when the saw was ordered Aud when it was delivered. To con it Eil tin transaction from Hahn Seitz alleged that on leaving the repair shop he adroitly hid the saw Frame under i coat. Sitz also declared that he himself was innocent of assisting the prisoners to escape but that be had caused the saw Frame to be manufacture �1 at the instance of another a stranger whom he met at the Nail work Spring and who paid him two doll its for the part he played. He did not know for what purpose the saw Frame was needed. Neither could he describe the stranger at whose instar me he had the saw Frame made. Edward s. Gearhart represent pm Halm. Seitz being without an attorney the court appointed major c. P. Gearhart to defend him. The courts charge covered hie ground very full and was Clear Aud impartial. Accord ling to the evidence. Judge Staples said he did not think the defendants could he brought in guilty under the first and second Only under the third which charged them with Quot furnishing instil ments to prisoners for the purpose of aiding them to the jury retired at 3 30 o clock and at the adjournment of court was still out. The next attached a that of Commonwealth is. Francis Woll. The charge being Quot receiving stolen the prosecutor is the Reading Iron company which was represented by James s quiet. Hon. Fred Ikeler appeared for the defendant. Lent Heht of the Montour department of the Reading Iron works was the first witness. He identified fish Piare offered in evidence As those belonging to a switch or Section of track torn up at the Danville rolling Mill Aud belonging to the Reading Iron company. Henry Mintzer track Foreman was the next witness he assisted in tearing up the track at the Danville rolling Mill Aud said the fish plate missing were placed on a pile. He identified those in Couit As the ones used in the track that had been removed. Emery Heimbach a repair Smau on the p. Amp r. Track also identified the fish plate. E. Simmers. P. Amp r. Policeman testified As to finding the fish plate our. Wollus premises hidden under a Pilo of other Iron in an old Ham which was kept locked. W. A. Persley another p. Amp r. Officer testified to the same effect a did also chief of police Mincemoyer who accompanied the p. Amp r. Officers of the search. Elizabeth Woll Mother of the de the Falt it that scientific methods of fighting the san Josh Seal Are to he taught in this county at the expense of the Stato is Good new. Hunting Accident in v Alley. The report of a gunning Accident that might have resulted most seriously comes from Valley township. Samuel instead and Harvey Stine employee on h. N. Beyers farm were ave ont gunning on tuesday and got up 1 and two r i bits. One of the Cotton tails rum a a into a hollow tree the men a ii 1 a a 11 <1 to cd t it nut. Or Sim a bending Over looking into the to when or. Umstead i p a Biu 1 him Aud placed his gun j a gun to the True. Accidentally it Dis charge whole Load going through the rim of or. Umsteadt a hat and just grazing his ear. The Rabbit got away. Sentence repairs Are being made of the sidewalk in front of the Boston store. To cd until with. William Bigham who pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny was called before the court. In reply to a question fro n judge Staples he said he a 59 year a f age. S. Eutence was suspended until further order of court Bingham being give of until next term to pay com s. The of John Seitz and Ralph i Hahn was taken up shortly after 11 of clock. The charge was Oue of assisting prisoners to break jail our readers Are Goue rally pretty familiar with the circumstances of the . John sees follow prisoner was placed upon the stand his testimony was substantially a reproduction of what he said at the hearing before Justice complied of in a Ort upon whose premises the fish plate were found was called to the stand. She herself did not use the stable. She could not say who owned tiny junk found in the shop. The Wagon kept inside belonged to her Sou. Fred Woll brother of the defendant who boarded with his Mother did not know to whom the junk belonged. Benjamin Miller junk dealer testified that prior to a year ago he purchased a Stock of junk from Francis Woll which was kept in the old Haru. This however he carted away. Or. Ikeler a Contention a that the defendant was not the owner of the junk. The defense offered no testimony. Or. Saib t went to the jury first and was followed he my Ikeler. Each of the homely Aud a poetic subject of Quot fish plates Quot two of the most eloquent address were made that have been heard in the court House for my do Days. The court charged the jury and the latter retired shortly after 5 of Clook. Joseph Gusack a boy Nineteen years of age. Accused of stealing Coke from the Reading Iron works pleaded guilt to the charg�1. Sentence was suspended the Hoy who can neither read a or write being plainly an object of much sympathy. Before discharging the boy judge Staples gave him some very Good advice aging him to try to learn to Rea it and write to the end that he May become a useful member of society. Tuesdays proceedings. The term of court which All thought would occupy the entire week is practically Over. When court convenes at 9 of clock this morning. It will be nip rely to receive the verdict of the jury in the cae of Commonwealth a a. Elmer was still out on adjournment last evening and the transact some other business carried Over from yesterday. At half past i of clock yesterday when the last went of trial the court discharged All the Jaror except those engaged. The civil cases have All been continued. This has been rendered necessary. Judge Staples explaining by reason of the fact that William Kase West,Esq., who i interested in All the civil cases except one is confined to his Home by illness with no Prospect of being Able to attend court during the present week. Court coup eyed tuesday morning at 9 o clock Aud by Siuess moved on at the same rapid puce that characterized mondays proc Edings. The two juries which retired of monday were each ready with a verdict. In the of Commonwealth a. Francis Woll a verdict of guilty on the second count was returned but the defendant was recommended to the mercy of the court la the above cats a motion fur arrest in judgment Aud a new trial was granted returnable at the next term of court. In the cae of the Commonwealth is. John Seitz and Ralph Hahn the jury found John Seitz guilty on the third count of the indictment Wiloh related to furnishing to prison of it for to it a Purpo a of aiding them to a . Ralph Halm was acquitted. In the of Seitz the court pro noon d the following sentence thai John Seitz pay the costs of prosecution in the rave h Fine of t n Dollar to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the use of the county of Montour Aud that he unfit go imprison rent in the a Tern Tali tertiary in the City of Philadelphia at separate Aud solitary confinement at labor for a period of two year to be computed from yesterday Aud to stand committed until the sentence is complied we Ith. The indictment again to John sees in which the charge a was Marder was quashed on motion of Edward v. Am Erman attorney for see. Or. Am Erman contended that the indictment was illegal in that mrs sees wife of the defendant had been permitted to testify before the grand jury and that in the eyes of the Law the wife in such cases proves an incompetent witness. The District attorney resisted the motion explaining that the wife had been called to testify before the grand Jcoy contrary to his counsel and that he had prepared a second Bill in which the wife a testimony was eliminated Aud which the grand jury the same week returned As a True Bill. The first indictment the District attorney asked the court to quash. The court took the View that inasmuch a the second indictment was returned by the same grand jury As the first that if Oue was irregularly obtained which seemed to be admitted the other also was As the impression made upon the minds of the grand jurors by tie wife a testimony when the fir to Bill was in seated necessarily lingered and had it effect when hit second Bill was acted upon. The court therefore granted or. Amer aug a motion and declared the indictment quashed. An order however a made by the court holding John sees in custody until the i strut attorney a an Opportunity to present another indictment. David Barrett who with Elmer Halderman was indicted for assault and Battery with intent to Rob and assault and Battery with intent to kill committed at Vav. Ii. N. Walkers hotel of the 3rd of july last pleaded guilty. The therefore went on trial with Halderman alone As defendant. He was represented by Thomas c. Welsh Esq. Ail the circumstances attending this have been fully aired in these columns. The task that devolved upon the Commonwealth was to establish the identity of barrettes accomplice on the night of the attack As Elmer Halderman the defendant. The following witnesses were called by the Commonwealth w. Ii. N. Walker Richard Mccormick Clarence Ephlin Arthur Walker Samuel Haas George Oil Sisley and offie r j. Iid Grier Yoris. The most of the witness thought they saw a resemblance Between the Man who accompanied Barrett and Elmer defendant. There was. However an absence of direct testimony. The defendant relied upon a Alibi to establish his innocence. Being called upon the stand to described in detail his movements on the night of copied some Twenty minutes and of july 3rd. He spent the time he said

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