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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - October 3, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaOf. Home paper a for the hone the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It Wil pay you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per year i it a. 1kv1no h. Jennings office hours a a. M to 72 m Ion Mill St., l i. M to a 1�?T. M Humiller. A. C. 425 Mili. St., , a. It stats a of the stomach find intestines a specially a this coi try will never be entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own productions established in 1855. Vol. 4b--no 40. Danville a. Thursday october .3. 1901.clark Hunter not i Ilov jury arrive at a in less than 15 v. . 1> k. W. In. , dentist of pick i -18 Mill Street. Teeth extra run without pain. Town and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with the latent and most improved and prepared to execute the most Doli Cuit work. I r. C. H. Reynolds dentist. Office opposite Boston store Danville a. Dentistry in All its branches. Charges moderate and All work guaranteed. Established 1892s. Milton fair this week. Farmers Are making cider. Golden Rod brightens the country Road sides. Com husking is now occupying the time of the Farmers. Long hair is now in style. The foot Ball season has opened. Release the blankets and overcoats from the camphor Ball. Merchants report increased activity in Many lines of fall Trade. A number of Danville people will attend the Milton fair to Morrow. Many of the front Yards Are being dismantled of thir Flowers and plants. The first edition of the sunday North american was Well received in Danville. Or. J. P. Holla of Washingtonville is convalescent after a siege of typhoid fever. Mias Anna Woodside who his been very seriously ill of malaria fever is now convalescent. The prospectus of the y. M. C. A. Free course of entertainments will be issued next week. The members of or. Peters m. K. Hurb Riverside will give a supper at he Church on october 24. Philadelphia will a in the hands of he state firemen this week during the convention. Danville will Lee largely presented. The family of Hon. R. K. Polk have Alcen up their residence with i. X. Drier esq., at the Grier Homestead on room Street. The fall meeting of the North umber and presbytery �9 being held at North Oberland this week. There will be bout seventy ministers in attendance. W. J. Rogers has made a number of Provo rants about his shoe store on 111 Street. He has put up additional lev aug re papered the store and in Meled the Woodwork. Tuesday night was the first time on Cord that Catawissa. Bloomsburg and it Anville Ever got together without Crapping. But then the fraternal Eeling among the eagles seemed Tojo or Leate the whole crowd Catawissa Tern. Leon f. Czolgosz the Assassin of resident Mckinley has been sentenced o death in the electric chair. The Date f the electrocution will be monday it it. 2h. The Day of his execution will e the fifty second Day from the Date Pou which he fired the shots that re alted in the presidents death and try five Days from the Date upon which be president died. Company f thursday night will re Irne its regular weekly Drill. The Hoys ave had a Long vacation and it is exerted that they will apply themselves by diligently to the work of raising in Standard of the company. The foot Ball season of 1901 opens at Ewitt spark on saturday next. Our Guys will have As their opponents the Rong aggregation which represents Northumberland. The a new York Tribune pm men to on a the puritans in two Conti a due by or. S. Parke Cadman says a it not too much to say the it this is one of e finest pieces of oratory Frederick Kramer of Steelton form by of this City has accepted the Man ement of the Humi Nelston Brown one cons big store at Kunii Nelston Hunters this season will run up taint Many notices prohibiting tres saing. The Northumberland presbytery on Lead a elected As its represent Ivi s to e Synod of Pennsylvania alone Bland i. 1 of Shamokin Kov. E. C. Stroug of Williamsport Rev. W. A. Cater d. Dof Danville Rev. Or. Uce of Jersey Shore and elders David Shelhart k. T. Mendenhall o. P. Litton and o. Ferri9. The Danville Northumberland game i saturday will lie one of the Star ends in the local foot Ball season and a re number of Danville rooters Are Tiu ugly awaiting the blow of the Fereen a whistle to see the game Start the jury in the Case of Commonwealth is. Edward splain the charge larceny at 10 45 of clock thursday Forenoon returned a verdict of guilty As in manner and form indicted. In his charge the judge instructed the jury that the fact that the prisoner did not escape from jail when the Opportunity presented itself a 1 nothing at All to do with their arriving at a verdict As to his guilt in the present Case. Had splain escaped from jail be would merely have one More offence to answer for. In the Case of Commonwealth is. Francis Woll who is charged with receiving a Toleu goods and buying brass of unknown parties a continuance was granted the defendant entering recognizance in $300 for his appearance at next term. In the Case of Commonwealth is. W. L. Gouger the charge being violation of election Law a continuance was also granted or. Gouger entering into recognizance in the Sun of $500 for his appearance at next term of court. In the Case of Commonwealth is. G. W. Hendricks As Well a in the Case of Commonwealth a. B. K. Shoemaker the grand jury ignored the Bill. The Bill was also ignored in the Case of Commonwealth a a. John Kessler Hawley Bitler William Martin Joseph Morrall Lloyd Mott All Allen Moody and Roy Robinson who were charged with the larceny of pears from the pre Mises of Henry Densberger Gulicki a addition. The costs in the latter Case were put upon t lie prosecutor. In the Case of John Quinn in which the charge was larceny the Bill was ignored. A True Bill was found in the Cuse of Commonwealth is. Amos Campbell the charge being a defrauding boarding House the greater part of the time thursday was occupied by the Case of Commonwealth is. Clark Pluner in which the charge is statutory rape. The Case attracted a great Deal of morbid curiosity the court room being packed. A Large number of witnesses were beat on both sides involving a great Deal of Tes irony widely contradictory and most unsavoury in its nature. The prosecutor is mrs. Eleanor Eden of this City. The ii Jared party in the ase is to 1 lie Davis a girl 13 years of age. She was subjected to a severe ordeal upon the stand. She made several sensational admissions which involved a number of other people. The girl is at present in jail awaiting trial for larceny the grand jury thursday returning a True Bill in her Case. Ralph Kisner Esq is defending Clark Hunter District attorney Welsh representing the Commonwealth unassisted. The following persons Are on the jury Abram Hendrickson James Pursell Ii. Dye Isaac acor John Isenbart Matthew l. Sheep. John Quigg Charles Kehl Jacob Reeser William e. Limber Ger George Tillson and Thomas f. Kerswell. The jury in the Case of Commonwealth is. Clark Hunter returned a verdict of not guilty after a deliberation of less than fifteen minutes. The defense rested at 11 of clock Friday Forenoon. The interim Between that hour and noon was occupied by the charge of the court. The Case was Given to the jury at 12 of clock. The verdict was sealed and the twelve men of thigh by belated sauntered out of the Temple of Justice for their dinners. Tillie Davis herself was the defendant in the next Case. She was charged with the larceny of a Silver Dollar from Ida Fox of this City. She was without an attorney Ami the court appointed Charles v. Ammerman to defend her. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge but owing to her tender age�?13 years the court declined to accept the plea and directed that a plea of a not guilty be entered and the trial of the Case proceed. The testimony for the prosecution All tended to show that the defendant had acknowledged taking the Money. The defense uttered no testimony. The jury was out an hour returning with a verdict of a not l lie Case of Commonwealth is. Amos Campbell the charge being defrauding a boarding Bouse keeper was called for trial at 3 M the prosecutor was mrs Susanna Brumbaugh Church Street. The defendant an old Soldier who receives a pension of $12 per month came to her House As a Boarder on May 11 last the rate of Board being $2.50 per week. The. It a remained three months falling in arrears $32.50 for Board. Accor Jung to the prosecutor he made Many i bonuses although the Only Money he paid was $5, which was for washing Ami Ken i vice. When he received his pen Ion aim said he denied having it and dually a d some one bad stolen his Moey. I he do f. Jdant being sworn acknowledged that he was in arrears for Board lie admitted that he received his pension and that he went to Rieckus hotel. Returning to his boarding House in the night he secreted his money�?$20�?in the bed. He soon after had occasion to go Down stairs and w Hen he returned the Money was missing. At different times he said he paid Money on account and had no intention of defraud ing mrs Brumbaugh. The defendant was represented by major c. P. Gear to sly of clock closing hour advocated by the clerks protective association. S Nee the expiration of the Early closing season some two weeks ago our stores have been remaining open during each evening of the week closing at 8, 9 or 10 of clock As might suit the convenience of the merchant. This is not at All u accordance with the wishes of the clerks who recently joined the retail clerks protective association a Union which has As its principal object the closing of the stores at six of clock the year around. The Union Lias been in existence some two months and a partial agitation m the subject has made it pretty apparent that Early closing the year around is practically out of the question at present that the situation in Dan Ville is not yet Ripe for such an innovation. The More conservative of the clerks Are in favor of effecting a Compromise with the merchants under which the hour of closing May be fixed at 7 of clock. There Are Obei however who Are unwilling to recede from the terms of the Union and believe that if things Are Brief mention of the doings of your friends and acquaintances. Miss Harriette r. Woods of new York is visiting her father Augustus Woods Mill Street. Mrs. K. L. Ammerman and miss Emma Ammerman returned to Shamokin yesterday after a visit with mrs. C. W. Ammerman South Danville. Mrs. W. I. Girlon with her son Maxwell of Buckhorn is visiting her brother laundry Man K. Kase Bloom Street. Rev. S. Voyght of York former pastor at St. Peters m. E. Church Riverside called on old friends about town Friday. The Rev. M. Connor of Carlisle spent several hours in this City yesterday. Mrs. Arthur Doyle of Woodhull Illinois who has been visiting mrs. C. W. Ammerman South Danville left yesterday for i visit with friends in Shamo annual sunday school rally successful event at each of the presbyterian . Peters fire engine the sunday schools of the Mahoning and the Grove presbyterian churches held their rally on sunday afternoon. This rally is an annual event which Marks the change in time of holding sunday school from the Forenoon of the 1 Sabbath to the afternoon. At Mahoning presbyterian Church the sunday school room was quite Well filled. Along with the familiar faces of the scholars were those of fathers and mothers. In Many instances whole families were present swelling the attendance up to two Hundred and thirty five. President of Heidelburg University at Tif a Fin Ohio. Primitive affair which was operated by hand. Gnu citizens sunday were pained to learn of the death of Rev. John a. Pet ers i. Iof Tiffin Ohio former pastor of Shiloh reformed Church of this City Ami of ther of our townsman Edward Peters. Or. Peters was taken ill on Friday the 20th inst. He contracted a cold while officiating at an open air memorial service held at Tiffin on the Day that president Mckinley was buried. Or. And mrs. Edward Peters have just returned from a visit to Tiffin leaving there on wednesday of last week. The patient then seemed somewhat better out Kin. Walter Drumheller left on Friday promoted from the intermediate to the Large room. The collection amounted to two very interesting and helpful ad-1 and the attending physician held dresses were delivered one by Charles j Hopes of recovery. A letter received v. Ammerman esq., on the subject of from Tiffin by or. And mrs. Peters on a relation of the teacher to the sunday saturday which was written thursday school and the other by John will 1 evening however stated that the Case iams on a the relation of the scholar to Hail suddenly taken a turn for the worse the sunday i pleuropneumonia having set in. Or. A class of Twenty one was promoted Peters was then sinking and was not sex from the infant to the intermediate de Pec Ted to survive until morning. Later apartment while a Large class of boys was intelligence states that death occurred properly managed be made to see their Way Clear to close at six of clock thu Vii Mound. A meeting of he r Etke w ill be held tonight and among other matters of importance discussed will be probably the subject of Early closing. On he latter topic the clerks wed find that they have a great Deal to take into consideration and it is hoped that Wise counsel will prevail and that what Ever May be done will be for the Mutual Good of both clerks and merchants. The clerks can Hope to effect Early closing ouly by winning every merchant Over to their View. They must close All the stores. One has Only to indulge in a Short conversation with our business men to learn How very far front. Practicable this would seem to be at present. There area Good Many it is True who Are willing to close their stores at seven of clock or even at six of clock provided closing at that hour be made general so that no one May be the loser. This proposition it would seem is Defeated by the stand taken by other merchants w to do not take at All kindly to the scheme of Early closing except during the summer Mouths and who unhesitatingly express their determination of remaining open at night As Long As it suits their convenience. Danville they say is no place for the introduction of business methods that belong to Shamokin and other towns to 1 he Coal regions. There Are other Busi j Ness men Ami not a few who favor 8 of clock As an hour tor closing and adv a Cate a Compromise Between the clerks morning for Philadelphia where he will the merchants can resume his studies at the University of Quot Fitch was devoted to the sunday and merchants basis. With that hour As a or. Sechler a narrow escape. William a. Sechler Secretary of the Danville stove amp manufacturing company had an experience Friday that brought him face to face with death. About half past 8 of clock in the Forenoon or. Sechler stepped up to the Sand pit just North of the stove works to see How the work was progressing. The Only Workman about the place was Oscar Bailey who was engaged in loading Sand upon a cart which was backed into the pit. Or. Sechler was standing near the cart with his Back to a nearly vertical Wall of Sand twice his own height. The embankment was slightly undermined and without a moments warning it caved in falling upon or Sechler burying him deeply under the Sand. Or. Bailey by vigorously plying the shovel finally succeeded in uncovering the head of the buried Man after which he was fully extricated. Or. Sechler on Friday night suffered severely from the elects of the Cave in. He said the immense mass of Earth struck him upon the shoulders and before be could realize what had occurred his body was doubled up Ami borne Down to the Earth under an immense weight which seemed to crush life and sensibility out of him. When he regained consciousness a moment later All Light Ami air were shut out and he was it were in a living Tomb. Lie was almost overcome by suffocation when rescued. Or. Sechler a worst injuries consist of a badly sprained leg and painful abrasion upon the nose. Continued of Pagel second column will final game of the season. The old timers base Ball team Cross bats with the Berwick nine in a decisive game of the seasons series on saturday october 12. The Battle will be fought out on Neutral ground in All probability on the state Normal ground at Bloomsburg. The game will be played on its merits the old timers being restricted to a Pitcher probably yer Rick and Lewis outside the regular team. This will be the final game of the season. Despite the rumours predicting a Scarcity of potatoes this fall the Farmers of the surrounding valleys say there will be a Good yield. The late potatoes Are Fine and Many of the Farmers will har Vest the largest crops Price is Likely to drop few weeks. For years within the purchased a farm. J. B. Cleaver of this City has chased a farm of 115 acres lying at Grove this county of mrs a. A who resides at Pittston the next Pur Oak boat Pennsylvania. Miss Agnes Bradley organist at the state Hospital left saturday for Little Falls n. V., where she will take her vacation. Or. And mrs. A. J. Frick Ami mrs. E. M. Frick of this City were visitors in Bloomsburg on saturday. Mrs. Mary Sampson of Palmyra n. Who has been a guest at the Home of Zachary arms Riverside left for a visit with friends ill Sunbury sunday. Mrs. Arthur Doyle of Woodhull iii., and mrs. E. Ammerman and miss Emma Ammerman of Shamokin were guests sunday of mrs. Charles am Merman. Riverside. Miss Alice Bird is visiting her sister at Millersville. Or. Howard b. Shultz of Philadelphia. And miss Minnie Shultz of this City Are visiting relatives in Harrisburg. Mrs h. B. Smith of Sunbury returned Home last evening after a visit with friends in this City. Misses Florence and Cora Beaver of Silver Brook delegates to the Epworth league convention Are guests at the Home of their Grandfather Samuuel Mot Tern Cedar Street. Miss Alice Payton Mill Street who has been visiting friends in Williamsport ret Ornen borne Tasi evening. Or. And mrs. Will h. Curtis returned Home monday morning from their wedding trip which took in the pan american exposition and several Points of interest in Canada. Mrs. Arthur Martin of Brooklyn n. A. Arrived in this Cit y monday for a visit at the Home of j. E. Moore ferry Street. Miss Anna Evans of Shamokin is visiting relatives in this City. Frank Ellis of Philadelphia arrived in this City monday for a visit at the Home of i. T. Patton Market Street. Or. And mrs. Oscar Kase Mill Street have returned from the pan american exposition and Canada. W. P. Kemble editor of the mount Carmel a item a is attending the Epworth Lea. Be convention in this City. Or. Kemble is treasurer of the Danville District. Augustus Heiss Cherry Street left yesterday for a visit with friends in Philadelphia. Mrs. A. C. Snyder East front Street left last evening for a visit with friends in Milton. Or. And mrs. Emerson Spaide of Sunbury were visitors in this City yesterday. Rev. And mrs. L. 1. Ulrich will spend the Day with friends in Selinsgrove. Miss Anna Naco of Philadelphia will return Home this morning after a visit with her sister mrs. L. P. Ulrich on Church Street. Or. And mrs. Thomas Ward of Philadelphia. Are the guests of or. And mrs. Andrew Russell Mill Street. Miss Belle Beaver Pine Street left yesterday for a Short stay with friends in Philadelphia. Charles Beaver of Jacksonville Florida spent tuesday with his brother Jesse Beaver Pino Street. Or. And mrs. Thomas Bevan of Newcastle arrived in this City yesterday for a visit at the Home of Thomas Bede East Market Street. K. A Burdick East Market Street left yesterday on a business trip to Stroudsburg. Mrs. Richard Morrall left yesterday for Iola. Mrs. Morrall a husband has taken charge of the hotel at that place. Miss Hester Mauger Valley township left yesterday for a visit with friends in Bloomsburg. Mrs. John i. Moser and mrs. Samuel Moser of Valley township spent yesterday with friends in this City. Or. And mrs. William elate try of Scranton returned Home yesterday after a visit with friends in this City. Miss Clara and Emery Cox of Pine Summit were visitors to this City yesterday. Mrs. L. B. Crellin of Chicago iii., and son Antrim left yesterday for West Pittson after a visit at tin Home of Hon. W k. Holloway John Pardoe state Hospital will leave today for by Olulo where lie will take in the pan american exposition. School. At the Grove presbyterian Church the rally also brought out a Large attendance. The primary department and ill sunday school proper were thrown to Gether for the occasion Anda very interesting exercise of singing Ami responsive Reading was Given. Addresses were made by Robert j. Pegg superintendent of tie sunday school and Rev. Herr of pottsgrove w to occupied the pulpit of the Grove Church sunday. The Success of the rally at both places of worship demonstrated the fact that interest in sunday school work shows no signs of waning either on the part of the teacher or on the part of the Community that their labors Are designed to reach. Look out for burglars. It might be Well for our citizens to look very carefully to their doors and windows before retiring these nights to see that they Are securely fastened. No less than six houses were burglarized in blooms Bui sunday night while in Sunbury also wholesale robberies were committed. The residence of on former townsman. W. S. Reed along with that of his next neighbor c. A. Kitchen was among the houses robbed in Bloomsburg. Or. Reed How Ever was not a heavy loser. The burglars were in a or a of in spy a a a a a of this. B seems they did not succeed in ending in any of the houses entered. In Sunbury a bold burglar was captured after he had broken into a number of cellars. He gave his name As John Wildt of Milton. With burglars in our two next neighbouring towns it would not be surprising if Danville were the next place visited. On saturday morning. The deceased was 59 years of age. He was a Man of Ripe in manner and of cheerful and obliging disposition. There ate few who knew him during his sojourn in Danville who can nut recall some act of kindness and condescension that will help to keep his memory Green in Many hearts. Or. Peters became pastor a of the charge embracing Shiloh Mausdale and Mechanicsville reformed churches in 1984, removing Here from Lancaster. Be remained in Danville six years leaving in 1891 for Tiffin. O., where he became president of Heidelburg University a position he held until his death. In addition to his wife or. Peters is survived by six son Walter of big Sandy Montano William of Chicago Edward w., of this City Robert of my con. Mo., and Norman and Harry who reside at Home. Rev. I. Moore s trial Sermon. Rev. I. 1. Moore of Meredith n. Y., preached two trial sermons at the first Baptist Church sunday. Each Sermon morning and evening was Well received. Rev. Moore is a married Man of 38 or 40 years of pleasing personality. His sermons sunday gave evidence of original thought and brilliancy and what seemed to please the members most of All lie spoke without the Aid of manuscript making Only occasional reference to notes. The congregation has some 12 or 15 applicants for the pulpit on hand. Two others one on the fit and the other on the 13th of october will be heard after which a Church meeting will be called. If a Choice can not be agreed upon three others will be asked to preach trial sermons Aud so on until a pastor is chosen. Court notes. M. of Lydia Reeder. Petition for permission to sell real estate in which Ward has an interest M. Cotner guardian of Lydia Reeder. Petition to pay for maintenance of Ward at state Hospital for insane. Petition granted a9 prayed for. On motion of Kase West esq., the court appointed Charles a. Wagner committee of the person and estate of Martha Saul a Lunatic in place of Daniel f. Gouger resigned upon his giving bail in the sum of $1500 with approved surety. William c. Houghton guardian of Maud Mohr. Petition to pay allowance t o Ward granted. Resolutions on death of the president j the following resolutions on the death of our martyred president William Mckinley were adopted Liy Beaver i Lodge no. 132, k. Of p., at a regular meeting held september 2whereas god in his All. Be provi a Denee has seen fit to remove from the sphere of usefulness our beloved president William Mckinley and in his death the country has sustained a loss immeasurable his family one whose presence can never be replaced Here Loic of ii. Resolved that we sincerely deplore and condemn the assassination of president Mckinley at the hands of anarchist Czolgosz that we use our Best endeavours by petition and otherwise to influence legislation requisite to stamp out this evil from our midst that we extend to his bereaved widow our heart Felt sympathy and ask that god in his kindness Aud tender mercy May vouchsafe unto her strength sufficient for her needs and Grant unto her that peace which Piseth All understanding that our charter be draped for thirty Days and these resolutions be recorded on the minutes of the Lodge. Past Chancellor Harky Finkli its. Past Chancellor John g. Waite. Brother Harry Saunders committee. P. Officers elected. Montour Lodge no. 109, i. F., of this City on monday night elected the following officers past grand H. Farley Noble grand k. C. Shultz vice grand T. Paugh Secretary Jno. Sweisfort assistant Secretary g. B. Wintersteen treasurer s. M. Trum Bower trustee o. E. Shultz representative to grand Lodge Edwin v stroll. First game of football. The first foot Ball game of the season will be played by the High school elevens of this City and of Northumberland at Dewitt spark next Satur Day afternoon. The local team is prac timing daily and will no doubt make an excellent showing due to the experience of last season. Cuthbert Kimbel. Miss Maud the daughter of or. And mrs. Theodore a Icybel and or Hudson Cuthbert both of Riverside were mar ried on thursday evening last. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. J. Allen at the parsonage of St. Peters m. E. Church. Motion for new trial argued. A session of argument court was held in this City yesterday Forenoon. The motion for a new trial in the Case of Peter Weaver is. The A r. Railway company was argued at length James Scarlet r. S. Ammerman Anil Thomas c. Welch appearing for the plaintiff and Hon. S. P. Wolverton and Vav. Ii. Rhawn for the defendant. The court took the papers. The Plain till it will be remembered last june was awarded damages for the loss of a leg while at work at the Reading Iron company about two years ago being run Down by a car on the Amp r. Switch. To Berwick by trolley. The Columbia amp Montour electric railway is through to Berwick and the cars Are now running covering the distance Between Bloomsburg and that town in just one hour which is considered very Good time considering the newness of the Road. Yesterday work was begun on the sidings along the route. Our citizens Are now indulging tie Hope that the next Extension of the electric railway will be Westward taking in Danville. It can not come too soon. Solicitors at work. Many people say that solicitors for the Sale of tickets for y. . A. Star course have not As yet called upon them. Every one will positively be seen Between now and the last of october. The reserved seat Board does not open until nov. 8. The canvass is being made very carefully and systematically and everybody will be Given a Chance to Purchase tickets if they desire. Resigned his position. Charles j. Hunt has resigned Bis position As clerk in the Post office and left on tuesday last for Philadelphia where he will enter the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. Special meeting of clerks. A special meeting of the clerks Union will be held this evening at s of clock. All members Are requested to be or Lieut. The Philadelphia press in dwelling upon the state firemen a convention meeting in that City this week alludes to the antiquated baud pump belonging to the Friendship fire company of this City As one of the interesting features of the Parade. The old fire engine which is one Hundred and five years old and is therefore one of a very few of that distinct Type of lire fighting appliances to be found at the present Day would prove of absorbing interest to the people of Philadelphia As the primitive appliance saw service in that City for Many years before it was purchased by the Borough of Danville. The a a press is mistaken however the local firemen whatever their intern Ion might have been originally decided before starting to the convention to leave the old engine behind and it will accordingly not he seen in the Parade. There Are a Good Many people in Danville unaware that our fire department is the custodian of a relic of so much value and interest. A visit to the Friendship engine House monday found the old hand engine stored away in the barn. It is a ponderous though not ungainly piece of mechanism constructed in the highest style of Art and workmanship of that Day and notwithstanding its great age is still serviceable. The old engine was built in 1796. It was used by the Friendship fire company of Philadelphia one of the most famous fire fighting organizations of that City until some where about 1840 when it was purchased by the Borough of Danville. Upon its arrival Here the Friendship fire company was organized. The new company chose the name a a Friendship to conform with the name already on the engine purchased placed there by its former owners. The antiquated old engine it is said was capable of throwing a Stream Over the court House Steeple although it was very hard to operate requiring Twenty four men twelve at each end. The last Large tire at which it was used was when Union Hail now the Heddens House burned Down which was some time prior to the civil War. . A. Will not the american to Day is authorized to state that All thought of closing the y. M. C. A. Building in this City has been abandoned and that the work of fore. The strenuous Effort put Forth by the directors to keep the building open has met with a most unexpected and Gratifying measure of Success. The plan adopted with such Good results is one proposed by Stato Secretary s. M. Bard during his recent visit to this City. He suggested that the directors aim to raise the sum of $2950 annually for two years. This sum each year would pay the running expenses of $2300 and leave a balance of $650, which in two years would wipe out the entire indebtedness $1300. Canvassers Are actively at work and every citizen May expect to be called upon. Many of the present subscribers in order to lift the association out of financial embarrassment have increased their subscriptions in some instances doubling them while new subscriptions Are correspondingly Large. To accomplish the object in View the sums subscribed Are made on a two years basis the pledge providing for the paying of like sums each year. This in addition to raising the Money required will finish up the work for two years making canvassing unnecessary until the expiration of that term. The directors Are much encouraged with the response from business men and others and they Are convinced that the town intends to stand by the association and that its splendid work will not be permitted to cease. It is thought that in a few weeks by constant application the canvass will be completed and a sum of Money raised sufficient to place the association beyond the possibility of embarrassment. A bus Drivers predicament. The truck of the Mccormick bus driven by a. N. Bailey broke Down just beyond the Bridge while on its Way to meet the 12 15 train at South Danville yesterday afternoon. The Driver had his hands pretty full for the next few minutes As lie was loaded with nine trunks and had besides the United states mail to look after. The narrow margin of time he had allowed Lii self did not provide for such an emergency and the first thing he knew the train appeared in sight. The delivery Wagon of the Minnetonka milling company which just then came along consented to Transfer the trunks while the Driver seized the mail bag Anil ran for the depot followed by Bis passengers who were glad to finish the journey to the station of foot. The train was held until the trunks arrived causing a delay of some ten minutes. Brakeman loses his life. Daniel Thurston of Jersey at the lock Haven Hospital sunday night. From injuries sustained the Day before on the Beech Creek Milroad where be was employed As brakeman. The deceased was 26 years of age a son of or and mrs. K. A. Thurston of Jersey Shore and a Nephew of mrs. Samuel Gulick of Riverside. Job printing the office of the american vein furnished with a Large As sort men of Job letter and fancy Type and Jot material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing of All kinds and desorption j3hf"get our prices before place your Over a Hundred delegates present interesting addresses. The last of tie Tomato crop is being marketed. The eleventh annual convention of the Danville District Epworth league opened its session in St. Paul s m. E. Church this City tuesday afternoon. The delegates representing the chapters of Montour Northumberland Columbia and Luzerne counties began to arrive on the morning trains and by tuesday night Over a Hundred had enrolled. About fifty More Are expected to arrive during tuesday Forenoon. The delegates Are assigned to Homes with families of the three congregations St. Paul a and Trinity m. E. Churches of this City and St. Peters of Riverside John r. Rote of this City is District president miss k. Olive Thompson is District Secretary and P. Kemble of it. Carmel District treasurer. Mrs. G. E. Wilbur of Bloomsburg is superintendent of the Junior league. The convention opened at 3 of clock tuesday afternoon with a conference of Junior league superintendents conducted by mrs. Aune Smiley general superintendent of Junior leagues of Lowell mass. The evening session began at 7 of clock with a Praise service conducted by f. B. Hartman of Bloomsburg. Mrs. R. J. Allen of Riverside rendered a Solo entitled a fear not o Israel i a miss Roth Rock of Williamsport accompanied on the Organ. Addresses of Welcome were delivered by Rev. Harry Curtin Harman Aud John r. Rote. Rev. Harman was in his happiest vein. His address had its usual ring of True eloquence and those to whom the greeting was extended under the influence of the Good feeling Aud Welcome reflected in every sentence were no doubt at once made to feel thoroughly at Home. He introduced his greeting by re marking that there were two other methodist clergymen in Danville either of whom were entirely competent to deliver the address of Welcome and that they were a entirely Welcome to do so but in the immaculate unselfishness of their hearts they delegated that pleasure to him. Rev. Harman was followed by John r. Rote whose greeting was full of warmth and Good feeling. Fred l. Smith of Hazleton responded to the greetings. The address covered the ground in a very effective nay advancing a great Deal that would serve As food for reflection. Herbert Wyle . With the address of the evening. The speaker was introduced by mrs. G. E. Wilbur of Bloomsburg. She spoke on the subject a How to win and hold the mrs. Smiley explained that she herself is a Mother. She has a warm place in her heart for the boys and she handled the subject in a Motherly and philosophical manner. Taking the boy she said no matter what his whims and caprices even though he May give offence and annoyance to some he is not to be too harshly dealt with. He is Only living out the remnant of Savage life that survives in his nature. Citing As an example the inclination to fight so common with boys she said he was Only yielding to a instinct that has passed Down by inheritance from the Savage state and it does not follow that the boy is bad. He soon passes beyond the age when these influences assert themselves. Mrs. Smiley is a most pleasing and entertaining speaker and there were no doubt Many in the audience much benefited and who in trying to Quot win and hold the boys will henceforth take hold of the task in entirely a different Way. At the conclusion of the session the delegates were tendered a reception by the three local chapters in the basement of the Church. An hour was spent in a social Way during which refresh ments in the form of ice Cream and cake were served. The exercises of the Epworth league convention yesterday took on a very interesting character. During the morning an Impromptu memorial service was held relating to the death of president Mckinley. Most excellent addresses of five minutes or More were made by Rev. Or. W. W. Evans Fred l. Smith of Hazleton Rev. Or. S. Monroe of Shamokin and mrs. G. E. Wilbur of Bloomsburg. To make room for this service several numbers of the program for the morning were omitted among them being the address of h. C. Pardoe d. D., of Renovo entitled a san Francisco 1901. Echoes a which was accordingly heard for the first thing in the afternoon. This address which had Todo with the International convention of the Epworth league held in san Francisco in july last proved of Peculiar interest extremely graphic in its description of the a real cosmopolitan assemblage and interweaving Many Beautiful descriptions of life and scenery on tie Pacific coast. The address of Rev. N. K Cleaver of this City on the subject of a practical methods Quot was a feature of the Forenoon. It gave evidence of Ripe experience and sound reasoning while in Point of eloquence it was an Effort Seldom surpassed on any occasion. General Secretary I. Maui master gave a very interesting and helpful talk entitled a right personal relation with he dwelt wholly upon lies scriptures taking up quite a number of passages which be explained in a terse and Lucid Margaret Ammerman rendered a Solo very effectively. There were two Strong addresses de won Linued us paver. Kirst Ltd Olu Lilli. It

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