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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - September 26, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaPm a to 3 for he Home dilation of this paper is in ing rapidly. It Wil pay you Vertise in the american. Subscription $1 Peryer do. Sikying h. Jennings a m office hour 9 a. M a Quot 1/ we Mill >7., i a m. To / 1/ Danville a Ltd. C. A ill i 1/1/., >1 in. 425 Mii i St., . A. Diseases a of tiie stomach and a intestines a specially in. H. Aulk dentist Ohio is min. St Kkt. My xxi Raote without pain. Frown a my Bride work a specially. K., nipped with the latest Ami must improved instruments and prepared to Exeen tithe most Dipti Eilt work. Or. C. H. Reynolds dentist. Office opposite Boston store Danville a. Dentistry in All its branches. Charges moderate and All work guaranteed established Imp. Con Kishii m is. It this coi entry will never he entirely free. Until it supplies allow its own demand with its own productions. Vol. I it in he. Danville a. Thursday september 26, 1901. Established in 1h55. Chestnuts Are ripening. Milton fair next week. Franciscus Friday night. Fall House cleaning is beginning. China asters Are having their Day. Passenger travel is on the increase. Screen doors Are being taken Down. Franciscus is truly a great magician. The y. M c. A. Boys Bible class will open for the season. Friday evening. Oct. 4th, at 7 o clock. All Lions cordially invited. The y. M. C. A. Menus Bible a lass will hold its first session sunday morning. Oct. 6tb. At i of Clrk k. A cordial invitation is extended to All men who desire to study the word. George Keif Snyder has purchased the James Bateman property lopper Mulberry Street. Consideration $900. Picnics that have not been held will probably be postponed until next year unless there is a change in the weather. With Franciscus the , in her weird and Beautiful parisian dances. La dance Des Fleurs. La dance Des Feur flair de Lis. Beautiful electrical effects. The Lackawanna Railroad company is hauling an unusual Large amount of freight just now. These Balmy autumn Days add to the luxury of life a marriage License was issued yesterday to Edmond 4. Burger son of Abraham Burger of this City and miss Fanny Kocher of Nanticoke. Passenger trainmen Are wearing their Winter uniforms. The High school foot Ball team of this City will line up against the Sha Mokin High school team on october 19th and 26th. Our boys Are passing through the preliminary practice very creditably. At a meeting of the Board of trustees of Webb congregational Church held it sunday it was decided to sell or ease the Church property. Terms easy apply to John Barber Bloom Street or j. E Williams ferry Street. T. R Williams Secretary. This is the time of year when the True sportsman will be doing his duty by keeping a watchful Eye on the pot Hunter. The latter threatens Tobe especially Active this season let because Small game of All kinds is More abundant than Ever. Franciscus the magician will appear at the opera House Friday evening. Last year this famous magician apr a ehred in this place and Drew a Large audience. This year he is said to have Many new tricks Ami will Likely lie Well received. Mrs. Mckinley bears her bereavement Well and the nation Hopes that she will survive the Shock and grief of her husband s death and live Many years to receive the Heartfelt sympathy and Honor of the Leople who now Grieve with her. Some of the burning social questions of the hours la the Coal bin full Culvert at Liuzza Hll s in n Council takes action rating to it Friday night. Loaned held a regular meeting Friday night. To e principal business on hand was the rebuilding of the Nivert on Walnut Street at blizzards run. After some discussion it was decided to enlarge the waterway by putting Down a Concrete Bottom and lying up Walls of solid masonry 10 feet apart and 10 feet High tie top to be covered with Railroad Iron on which the Roadway is to he built. This it l believed will be of sufficient dimensions to carry of the water of the biggest Hood that is Likely to occur. The work which was begun of monday morning is under the supervision of Peter j. Keefer. It will he quite a big Job a he length of the Culvert up to the Railroad property being about fifty feet. The p. Amp k. Railroad company up to the present has shown no inclination to enlarge the portion of the same Culvert that extends under the Railroad. On the contrary it was replied Friday night that the company is putting a Concrete Bottom in the Culvert which has the effect of lessening its height some Niue inches. On motion of or. A a Astle it was ordered that accompanied by the Borough Surveyor the committee on streets an 1 Bridges saturday visit the spot ascertain the proper Grade and if the Bottom of the Culvert is above the level to bring the matter before the railway authorities. On motion of or. Dougherty the firemen a appropriation was ordered paid up to Date three quarters being due. On motion of or Fetterman s Idel amp Bausch were granted the be of one of the rooms in the basement of City Hall at present used for storing tools belonging to the Borough. George m. West superintendent appeared before Council asking that it enter into a new contract with tie Standard electric Light co. Owing to the introduction of modern machinery he said the company is Able to dispense with some help that it is re trenching in several was and is therefore Able to offer electric Light to the Borough at a reduction of $408.20 per year. The Price per arc Light of 2,000 Candle Power is reduced from $77.89 to $72.50 and the incandescent lights 25 Candle Power from $16.66 to $15.00. The new contract knocks the Cost of lighting the Borough Dov. N from $5645.76 to $5237.50. On motion the matter was Laid Over until next meeting. Following is the vote yeast Yastine George Sechler Davis Mclain Jones and Brandt. Nays Fetterman Kemmer Gibson and Dougherty. The following Bills were approved for payment water department. Regular employes.$137.00 John Patton. .50 Frank Schram. 2 63 Fisher governor co. 4.10 k. Keeler company. 1184 s. J. Welliver. .40 Atlantic refining co. 17.15 Trumbower pfc a Werkheiser .4.34 Harry k. Patton. 20.00 g. Edward rout. 6.00 Borough department. Regular employee. $82-�o labor and hauling. 152.07 Hoover Bros. 3 6o s. J. Welliver. 3 80 Seidel amp Bausch. 19.58 Ruuk Schram. L50 Trumbower amp a Werkheiser .43.51 Danville a homage to our martyred president. Danville thursday in mass meeting assembled did fitting homage to our dead president Villiam Mckinley the third martyred ruler of our Republic. Aspi edict de the capacious opera House was packed from pit to dome there being at the lowest calculation sixteen Hundred people present. By one of clock Mill Street in the Vicinity of the opera House was thronged with people waiting for the doors to open. At 1 36 there was a Rush for seals occasioning an uncomfortable Jam at each stairway which was not relieved until the big building was filled. By 1 45 of clock the last seat and the greater part of the standing room was occupied while the Street was still filled with people who bad Given up All Hope of gaining admittance. The stage was most appropriately decorated. The work of George 11. Smith Yyi. G. Brown 1. Yyi. Mussulman and Yyi Illiam f. Child a. The pulpit was almost hidden behind a profusion of american Beauty roses while along the footlights stood a Row of ferns and Large Palms the Eumire lot loaned for the occasion by mrs. John r. Bennett. The gallery railing and the boxes sen Rieli wry the lir-1 to do Honor to the memory of our dead president expressing the deepest Sorow the Catholic Church he assured the assemblage from the first bad prayed most fervently that the presidents life might be spared today Side by Side she stands with Columbia praying that Wisdom prudence and gun a Rosita May be with Lis successor in office. The government Siili lives and the anarchists blow which was aimed to destory has resumed in binding the nation More closely together than before. A Lead kindly Light was rendered by a picked choir of twelve voices accompanied by the orchestra. 1 be execution was most artistic the effect being Superb. James Scarlet esq., held the audience spellbound under an impassioned address which was full of Beautiful thought. Mckinley lie said distinguished As be was As president was still greater As a Man. Eulogi zing his diameter Bis manhood and Bis citizenship lie pronounced him the full fruit i and Flower of american institutions the example of every american youth. This lesson May be Learned that if we would have the incense of a grateful people to Rise up at our death it must be As an individual. The Ideal of american life of american citizenship As Well As american statesmanship has been found in Villiam Mckinley. Let every citizen take the example Home to himself rearing a Monument in Bis own heart to Wiiliam Mckinley by living a life free from lies and deceit free from Dishonour a thus shall arise a foundation of a great i,�11.17 As George Sommers and Miles Sassaman guilty of voluntary manslaughter. In draped with Bunting Combine 1 with heavy folds of Crape. The stage was Al 1 country. �?T1 he blood of martyrs l never so be unified by the stars and stripes in shed in vain. Cd u g several la rat 11 a oct on. The Eulogy the go draped f i Uncel by speaker although necessarily Brief was a masterpiece a the sober thought reflected in its eloquence Aud the patriotism and sympathy it inspired. Owing to the absence of Hon. It. Polk county commissioner George Yvo Miles acted As chairman and very did he fill the position. General Secretary Yyi. I. Laumaster opened the service with prayer beseeching that the assemblage might do Honor to Bun who did Honor to ids country and thus Render Honor unto god. Rev. Or. Yvo. A. Mcatee read the 90th psalm after which the entire assemblage joined in singing. A nearer my god to thee a with the Penn social orchestra As accompaniment. The combined effect was most Beautiful. The first speaker introduced was Rev. Or. M. L. Shirdel. Our nation he said today mourns As perhaps never before but we do not mourn alone. While Hon. 11 m. Hinckley was the last speaker. Tears and mourning he said Are not too High a Price to pay that the youth of America May have such an example As Are afforded by the life and death it it of Yyi Illiam Mckinley. Dave ling upon his political career lie said that with All the distinct Ion he attained in hie Field of politics Yyi Illium Mckinley. Although a partisan never was a Rounder never a demagogue. A Washington Laid the foundation of our liberties but Mckinley extended them. I two a lie who started old glory on its March around the world the Assas ius Bullet struck Down our beloved executive but it cannot Call a halt to the world wide Mission of the stars Ami stripes. A god bless our native land was Sung by the audience and choir combined after which a Benediction was pronounced by Rev. Kursk the Wright. Anti Saloon movement. Or. H. A. Tucker of Philadelphia Rev t. B. Birch of Mccain Isburg and m. 11. Every Home in America is bowed in Sor Gottshall of Pittsburg three prominent chosen As delegates. Following Are the delegates who will represent the local fire companies at the state firemen a convention which meets at Philadelphia on october 1 Friend ship fire company Harry Fields Vash in ton Hose company d. C. Evil Lima Continental Hose company Michael Ryan. Goodwill Hose company John Nevill chief Engineer John g. Vaite will attend As a Delegate from the fire department. The delegates w ill leave for Philadelphia on saturday next. The full representation of the fire department will leave on monday next. Neither of the local companies w ill be accompanied by a band of music. The nearest approach to a ban 1 will be a i Murtten piece drum corps which will accompany the Vash is the j in ton Hose company. Furnace in working order have Yon bought your Winter suit the death of Robert Tait. Or. Of Weatherly occurred on tuesday. Deceased was the father of miss Loraine Tait. Formerly of South Danville. For the Columbia county fair Bloomsburg oct. 8th. To 11th., the d. L. Kyd. R. R. Co., will sell excursion tickets from Danville at single f ire for round trip. Born to or. And mrs. Claude Green Inan Mahoning township september 20. A son. The sunday school class of mrs. A a lace Hooker will hold a social and free entertainment at s. Peters d. I Church Riverside on Friday evening next. At appropriate exercises held yester Day afternoon at the Susquehanna 1 University. Selin Grove ground was broken for a new ladies Hail. The prominent speakers were Rev. G. Yvo Enders i. P., j. Yutzy d. I and m. H. Fisher. Many distinguished visitors were present. Autumn comes in As though she Felt summer Hadnot altogether completed her contract. Death of William Geiger. Villiam Geiger a widely known and respected citizen of Limestone town ship died tuesday morning after a Long illness of diabetes aged 71 years. The deceased l survived by a wife one son Xvi in. And three daughters mrs. George Kling Ami Anna Mabel and Maude the three latter residing at Hume. I lie funeral will take place on Eri a in in 9 a. Interment will i made to the lutheran cemetery Al by Sabiu Gronville. Or. A a or the deceased was a brother of mrs. J. B. Laidacker of South i Ltd vile. Station agent Black honoured. Station agent Villiam Black left last evening for new York where lit will join the officials of the freight department of the i. L. In w. Railroad on a tour of inspection Over the entire system. The tour will occupy three or four Days. Or. Black is the Only agent on the Blouins Burg division selected for this trip and the Honor therefore is one not to be lightly esteemed. George Eggert will have charge of the i station during agent Blacks absence. Row across the sea in stately balls in the Palace of Kings and emperors Are those who share in our grief and who extend us the hand of sympathy. He paid a Fine tribute to the martyred executive. He was a hero on the Battle Field and a moral hero in his Home Aud because of his death the nation is one in its sorrow. Alluding to the manner of his death and his solicitude for the miserable Assassin who had inflicted the fatal shot the speaker declared the Serene forgiving spirit displayed by the martyred ruler will be an additional Gem in his Crown of rejoicing. It is an example that will go Down to posterity As a priceless heritage. There is no doubt us to j the destiny of such a Man. He is still alive and will continue to Rule Over the hearts of his countrymen. Rev. Harry Curtin Hannan followed. The world and especially America he said at that moment was standing still while the funeral procession of Villiam Mckinley was passing by. Reviewing his exalted character his inestimable services the speaker summed up by saying that great As Villiam Mckinley was in life he was essentially greater in death. Rev. Harman saw in the presidents demise attended As it was by circumstances of lawlessness the band of god. The voice of the people is not always the voice of god As was shown when Lincoln and Garfield were assassinated As Well As in the present instance. Continuing he remarked a was president Mckinley a death the will of god i think it was. Scepticism has been aroused in some by the tragical event. They cannot understand Why at a time when the whole nation was United As one and All parties All sections awaited an Opportunity to Lay their homage at his feet a ruler combining All the highest qualities of citizenship and statesmanship should thus be stricken Down by an Assassin. God could have prevented it. He permitted it. Why i do not know. Sometime we May discover. It May have been to teach us the uncertainty of life at least that l one of the lessons we May get out of it. By e were becoming wild elated Over the development of our country a Over our discoveries and the advancement we Are making in the Industrial arts might this National calamity not be brought upon us to teach us not to make a worship of science that god is to be rabbi Adolph Mayer of by Nai Zion synagogue rendered a very Fine Eulogy. In hebrew he said the word a a martyrs signifies he applied this thought very nicely stating that in this condition of a a holiness the american people have a Trinity of martyrs Lincoln Garfield and Mckinley. Rev. M. I. Of Reilly followed with an eloquent tribute to tin dead magistrate. Every utterance had the True ling of patriotism which struck a responsive chord j throughout the vast audience. By e had just Learned to love president Cylc Kulcy he said to Admire his Patrio tem. His Honor and his manhood when the shot which rang around the world silenced him forever. To Day we stand United at the grave of our a Lead president the idol of the world. The Pope be said whose sincerity no one dares question workers in the anti Saloon movement visited tins City mincing. Or. Tucker held Forth in the Grove presbyterian Church Rev. Birch at Pine Street lutheran Church and Rev. Gottshall in get. Paul a m. E. Church. Each of the speakers at length explained the object of the anti Saloon movement. F first of All they Are working to build up a sentiment antagonistic to the liquor traffic. Their plan is to enforce existing liquor Laws which now Are too often disregarded As Well a it to Seo tire the enactment of new Laws prohibitory in their nature. Among the latter is a Law which will give the people irrespective of party every two years the a Priit to vote for or against the Saloon. M. 0. A. May not Glose. From present indications it is almost an assured fact that the Young menus Christian association will not close its doors. The Board of directors Are making a canvass among business men and others with a View of securing funds to keep the work going in our midst Aud Are meeting with Gratifying Success. The plan they present appeals to the people and no doubt will result in furthering the work livery body should assist in this commendable Enterprise. Rev. S. Park Oadman d. Rev. S. Park Cadman d. D., Brooklyn n. Y., will lecture before the up Worth league convention it St. Paul a m. Church thursday evening oct. 3, Oil the subject a the puritans in two or. Cadman is a graduate of Richmond College University of London England and is now in the prime of his strength. Wedded in their own Home. At their newly furnished Home on Yvo est Mahoning Street last night occurred the marriage of miss Sarah Keener and Thomas Evans both of this City. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. L. I. Ulrich at 8 30 of clock. Miss Tillie Keener sister of the Bride was bridesmaid and Edwin Robein Best Man. Only tie immediate relatives and friends of the Bride and Groom were present at the wedding. Young townsman wedded. Will ii. Curtis of this City was married tuesday. The Bride in the Case is miss Adia Youn a daughter of Frank Young of Benton. The ceremony was performed at the Home it of the Bride s Uncle Thomas Kyster Wel Riversville at High noon. Miss Mattie Fisher was bridesmaid an i Myron Mordon Best Man. The newly wedded couple left for Buffalo on a bridal tour. The trial of George Sommers and Miles Sassaman for voluntary manslaughter has aroused a great Deal of interest and tie attendance at court is unusually Large. Upon the reconvening of court tues Lay morning examination of witnesses for the Commonwealth began. Jacob Hartman testified As to Bis knowledge of the Road and described the spot where the Accident occurred. William Hartzell livery Man of Bloomsburg of whom the defendants hired the horse that figured in the collision a a sunday May 5th swore that Summers and Sassaman hired the horse to drive to Catawissa. The animal driven was a Chester a 12 years old and used to the track lie had been driven in 2.23�?be was not. Bard to handle and the witness could hav e stopped him in one Hundred Yards. Yyi it Ness considered i the horse Safe and had hired him out Light along. The defendants Letu rued with the horse and buggy at Quarter after 12 of clock. The said they were at Catawissa. Below Rupert they sail a horse attached to a Spring Wagon had taken fright and ran away. A Man they said was a dead or a lying and that they Ltd Uit give Fuller account in morning. The whip the carpet and one of the Side curtains Ltd the buggy were gone. The left Hind leg of the horse was but and there was a Mark on the inside Hub of the right front wheel As if struck by a tire. Norman Fry of Mahoning township knows George Sommers and about 7 of clock on sunday evening. May 5. Saw him in Danville driving a Ionn n East Market Street in company with a smaller Man. Walter Breckbill Andrew roat and James Gibson each saw two men driving up blog pm Road Between 8 and 9 of clock on the evening of May 5, in a thoroughly reckless manner. The two latter who were driving Only escaped collision by pulling their horses into the Gutter. The vehicle was a top buggy top Down and one of the occupants was taller than the other but owing to tie darkness the witnesses were in Ible to identify the defendants As the reckless Drivers. John Kruni Cooper township who resides near the spot where Yyi Ellington Hartman was killed assisted the men to right their buggy after the collision. He cognized each other. In the Conversa lion following he Learned that the other Man was Sassaman. Identified one of the defendants As the Man. He it detected the odor of liquor about Sommers and conclude that he had been drinking. The Road he said was 33 feet wide with shallow gutters on each Sile a Board was broken in Bottom of or. Hartman a Spring Wagon there was also an imprint of horses shoe just behind the front seat. Among other witnesses who testified were John <4. Voris Daniel Cotner Elijah Hartman Yyi in Iam k. Kishel William Brice Patrick Mcbryan James Mullen. Bare and or. Curry. The latter who assisted at the autopsy on the dead body of Yvel Lington Hartman described the nature of the injuries which be said were sufficient in themselves to produce death although death in All probability resulted from the Shock. At 2 45 p. M. The Commonwealth rested. Villiam Chrisman went to the jury outlining the defense. Miles Sassaman was placed upon the stand first. He is a labourer 43 years of age married Ami the father of four children. He holds the office of com table in Catawissa township. He described the ride from Catawissa to Danville along the River Road and the Rifle to Bloomsburg along the Valley Road after a Stop of about one hour in Danville. Sommers drove. The horse was try to tiny fast. Yyi it Ness wanted Sommers to hold him in but the animal was hard to bold they did not see or. Hartman a Spring Wagon till they were within 15 feet of it. They tried to Stop but a collision occurred. The right front wheel of the bogey struck the left Hind wheel of the Spring Wagon. The buggy was upset and himself and Sommers were thrown out. He denied that they were under the influence of liquor. They had but on drink be said and that was Beer obtained in Danville. George Sommers was next called to the stand. His testimony mainly corroborated that of Lissaman. He did not see or. Hartman a horse and Wagon in i within 25 or 36 feet of them. He pulled in on the horse but the animal shot ahead All the faster. They were Only trotting at an a Ordinary Road he denied that the horse he was driving leaped into Box of the Spring Wagon. The right front wheel of the buggy driven by the defendants was produced in court a Mark on the inside a it of the Hub alleged to have been made by the tire of the Spring Wagon was placed in evidence to show that the collision occurred As described by the a defendants. A number of citizens of Montour township including Lincoln Boody of Rupert testified As to the general Good character of George Sommers the Constable of the township. Of clock yes Era Lay afternoon. The judge s charge was Clear and impartial defining the different degrees Ltd to homicide Aud laying Down tin Law that had to it govern the Verdic. Unless it had been proven tint George and Miles so a a Saman were impelled by passion or malice a unless they were characterized by depravity of heart and disposition mind regardless of social duty even though they May have caused the death of Wellington i Hartman he said the defendants could not be found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. R. S. Am Meriun for the defense went to the jury about 10 of clock yesterday morning occupying the time until noon. E�1 Ward s. Gearhart for the Commonwealth addressed the jury in the afternoon speaking nearly two hours. Upon the announcement of the verdict Villiam Chr Man. Attorney for defense moved Lor an arrest of judgment and a new trial reasons to vie tiled within three weeks. Both Sommers and Sassaman were under $1000 Hail. In View of conviction judge Little stated that he would have to demand additional bail. In the Case of Sassaman who was recon meal de to the mercy of the court the judge was Content to let the Bond remain at its former Liy Pih $1000. Sommers Case was Milf event and the court a it ked that he enter bail in $1500, Antii men to appear at december term of court. Mrs. Elizabeth Burke who charged with making Tine its was the defendant in a Case which was heard before the court on monday was yesterday the defendant in a Caselt of assault and Battery which was tried before a jury the prosecutor being Mary Jane Knorr who resides with Yyi Illiam Meyers the prosecutor in the surety of peace Case on monday. The testimony of the two comes reveals a state of belligerency Between the two families who Are next neighbors residing on Railroad Street which keeps things pit to Lively in that part of town. Mrs. Konoir William Meyers mrs. Meyers and their boy Zvillie All told How on August 21 the defendant assaulted mrs. Knorr As she was leaving the Well with a bucket of water. The testimony agreed that mrs. Burke seized mrs. Knorr a a banged her up against surveys House and then struck her with a Stone after which she be Zed one of the boys of the Reveis family in Ihrck him into the Creek. Or. Kimerer. Who was called Upo i to treat mrs. Knorr for the injury sustained at the hands of mrs. Burke also testified. There was a Ernie. He mrs. Knouss has Liy a Liseo lored which was alleged to have been caused by the Stone thrown by mrs. Burke. Mrs. Burke tie defendant when placet upon the stand gave altogether a Dif. 3e. A Eythe Well is located and a notified Yyi Illiam Meyers and family that they would not be permitted to get water there any longer. They continued however to trespass when she i mrs. Burke unable to stand it longer had merely a a pushed mrs. Knorr Oil the premises. The Only stones thrown she sail were by the boys of the Meyers family who accompanied their Mother. Mrs. Burke was followed by her son John Burke who corroborated her testimony. The jury returned a of a guilty in manner and form As in mrs. Burke Juji in Ali cases was defended by Ralph Kisner e-�j., e. S. Gearhart being associated with the District attorney. The Case of common wealth is. James Quinn was next disposed of. The it defendant who was charged with the larceny of brass from the d. L. Amp Yyi. Railroad company pleaded guilty. Commonwealth is. Edward splain was on trial when court adjourned last evening. The defendant with his brother Villiam splain was committed to jail about two months ago to await trial for the larceny of jewelry and other valuables from the Home of Sabina Clayton this City. Yyi Illiam it will be remembered got out of jail while Edward who had the same Chance to escape elected to remain and stand trial. Who is at an annual visitor. Landlord a. Ltd. Williams a of hotel Baldy left tuesday morning for Allentown to attend the fair. Billy annually visits the great Allentown fair and he always re a Orts a Good time. The Allentown fair is in the front rank of Quot in cn8tj the Lka to an Ltd Lark St in the wwdia., charged a Quot a voluntary , country. In fact there is us mum my a held anywhere that it an draw Large crowds As Are seen yearly at Len town to increase capacity. Howe amp Polk Are installing an additional Furnace at their structural tub aug Yvo works which will increase the Braz ing capacity one third. They Are also about installing a 250 horse Power Bab cock and Wilcox water tube boiler and an 80 horse Power engine to take the place of a smaller one in use about the Plant. Six of clock dinner. Mrs. Elizabeth Everhart gave a six o clock dinner at her Home on lower Mulberry Street Vest Rilay. The following were present Rev. Ii. C. Harman and wife or. And mrs. John Foster mrs. Lewis Yvo ods Christian Laubach Frank Detweiler. Raymond Pierce John p. Detweiler and Hattie a1 Beck. Brief mention of the doings of your friends Aud acquaintances. Miss Leona Shoemaker of Philadel phia. Returned Home monday after t visit with her aunt mrs. I. Ulrich. Charles Peifer left monday morning for Allentown where be will attend the fair. Mrs. John m. Heise Pine Street left monday morning for a visit Wii i friends in Reading and Philadelphia. Or. And mrs. Fred Jacobs or. And a mrs. John Mccoy and son it jul or. And mrs. Samuel a. Mccoy and miss Cal Lyon left tuesday for Allentown where they will attend the fair. Mrs. James Scarlet and son James left tuesday for a two weeks visit at Allentown and Philadelphia. Or. And mrs. Oscar Kase left tuesday for the pan american exposition Ami Niagara Falls. Rev. L. Ulrich returned last evening from a visit with friends in Philadelphia. Mrs. Rebecca Clark left yesterday for Buffalo a. Y., to attend the exposition yer. G Pursel Yyi Ihram j. Rogers and c. Hancock left yesterday for Williamsport to attend a meeting of the so Rio Era. Villiam h. Curtis and Bride left yesterday afternoon for the pan american exposition and Niagara Falls. Ii. Cotner left yesterday for a Short stay at Bedford Springs. Mrs. Esther Stoes and miss Esther Brown of this City spent yesterday with mrs. Fonda Milton. Mrs. Samuel Seward of Scranton returned Home yesterday after a visit with or. And mrs. David Grove Ash Street. Mrs. Philip Thomas of Yap walloped who has been the guest of mrs. David Grove Ash Street returned Home last evening. Mrs. Ida Jones grand Street left yesterday for a visit with friends in Milton. A mrs. Mary Hawkins West Hemlock township left yesterday for a visit with relatives in Milton. Miss Ida Swank of Loo Lisburg called of friends in Titis City yesterday. Mrs. I. L. Heitli is visiting at the Home of her brother Frank Trumbower Wilkes Barre. From a , Evenin David a. Montgomery returned last evening from a visit with friends in Philadelphia. Butler Michael of Binghamton n. Y., is visiting at the Home of s. M. Trumbower. G. M. Hornberger left yesterday for Lehigh University where he will resume his course. Mrs. George Edmondson and son Frank left yesterday for Allentown where they will attend the fair. Mrs. Butler Edgar visited friends in Sunbury yesterday. Miss Anna Nace of Philadelphia arrived in this City last evening for a visit with her sister mrs. L. I. Ulrich Church Street. Or. And mrs. In maus and Yyi. J. Baldy esq., returned last evening from Eagle Mere. Miss Daniel Barth returned to Scranton yesterday after a visit with s. M. Trumbower East Market Street. Elmer Cotner of attended court yesterday. Or. And mrs. Reuben less returned to Shamokin yesterday after a visit at the Home of Joseph l. Shannon Riverside. Mrs. Catherine Shearer and daughter miss Elizabeth and Harry Claudy who have been guests at the Home of Harry Kaufman Cedar Street returned to their Home in upper Strassburg Frank in county yesterday. Miss Ida Gallagher left yesterday for a visit with friends in Tioga. Miss Allie Byerly is visiting relatives in Shamokin. Miss 11ettie Brown left of a or a visit with Milton friends yesterday. Miss Fanny Hartman visited friends in Catawissa yesterday. Miss Edith Diefenbacher of Altoona is the guest of miss Anna Yyi Illi Ains Nassau Street. 1>. F. Longer and c. A. intent citizens of Limestone township attended court in this City yesterday 36 of clock last evening the jury f George Sommers and Miles in fac t there is no county fair it aug her returned a verdict of Timilty As such per indictment and recommending Miles .1 Sassaman to the mercy Ltd of the court. I the ease was Given to the jury at 2 45 aged lady Dies. Mrs. Nancy Pegg a life Long resident of Rush township Northumberland county died at the Home of her grand Nephew Yyi Selcy n. Pegg South Danville at 9 of clock monday evening. Mrs. Pegg was in her 85th year. Last May she suffered a paralytic stroke and since that time has rapidly declined. Prohibition ticket. The Montour county prohibition executive committee Lias made the following nominations for prothonotary Thomas by. Mills for treasurer Andrew j. Stei Ninan. Regaining eyesight. Hon. L. Yyi. Welliver. Of exp Hange who was stricken with blindness ten a lays age is slowly recovering. Job printing the office of the american vein furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and Lancy Type and Joi material generally the published announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing fall kinds and description. 2cjgr"get our prices before place your orders. Mrs. Burke arraigned on two charges sheriff s deeds acknowledged. Sixty gallon chemical engine. The authorities at the Hospital for the insane have purchased a Stem Pel tire extinguisher. It is a sixty gallon chemical tank with three Hundred a feet of Hose mounted on a two wheel truck yesterday it was subjected to a severe test conducted by Otto Yyi Elp of the Philadelphia fire department and was found in every Way satisfactory. The Cost was $656. Death of a Young Man. Yyi Illiam Gibboney died at the Home of his Mother mrs. Frank Gibboney Yyi All Street yesterday afternoon aged 16 years. The deceased had been ill for a week. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. The knights of the Golden Eagle nearly four Hundred Strong went up to Catawissa tuesday night to attend a fair Behl by tie Castle a of that place. The excursion was accompanied by Stoesz band. The regular term of september court began monday with r. R. Little president judge and or. S. Thump son and Frank Blee associates on the Bench. Joseph s. Acor Joseph e. Swank and George Yyi. Bennett were appointed As tip staffs the first named to wait upon the grand jury and the two latter to serve the court. James b. Pollock waa sworn As Foreman of the grand jury. The first Case called was that of Commonwealth is. Elizabeth Burke which occupied the greater part of the afternoon the prosecutor being Villiam Meyers. The charge was making threats. For some time it appears there had been bail blood Between the Meyers and Burke families who reside on Railroad Street just outside the Borough. On sunday june 23, matters were brought to a crisis by a quarrel Between the children of the two families. The youngsters began throwing 9tones at each other when according to the evidence of William Meyers mrs. Burke took the matter up and began throwing stones against the Meyers residence after which she indulged in some blood curdling threats in View of which the prosecutor lives in fear of bodily harm. The evidence of mrs. Burke and her two Little daughter clearly contradicted the prosecution which left the whole truth of the matter very much in doubt. The court before whom the Case was heard announced that inasmuch As there is a Case pending of assault and Battery in which mrs. Burke is defendant he would Reserve his decision until after the second Case is disposed of. The Case of George Sommers and Miles Sassaman of Columbia county who Are held responsible for the death of Wellington Hartman went on trial about 3 of clock monday afternoon. A True Bill was found last term of court there being two indictment so voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Owing to the Gravity of the charge which ranks next to murder itself the proceedings of the trial Are marked with the utmost caution and deliberation. District attorney Thomas c. Velsh and Edward s. Gearhart esq., Are conducting the prosecution while the defendants have the following array of Talent to look after their interest r. S. Am Merman of the a a a a Iii am or human. Of Bloomsburg and Vav. H. Rhawn and r. S. Amme Rinan moved to quash the indictment of Quot voluntary manslaughter and in support of the motion at length cited several authorities. He was followed in argument by w. H. Rhawn. The court however Over ruled the motion. Sommers and Sassaman will be first tried on the indictment of voluntary manslaughter. Should they be acquitted they Tostrud trial with the lesser Grade of offence a a involuntary manslaughter Quot As the charge. Each Side monday availed itself to the full extent of the prerogative of Challenge. Nearly two hours were consumed in Impan Eling a jury. Where one Man was selected tor the Box four or five were challenged the most of them for Quot cause a at 5 30 of clock the twelve men were in the Box. They Are As follows Jeremiah Leol John Eisenhart Geo. Tillson j. Mingling William h. Dye Thomas Neville William g. Bomboy William Miller d. R. Williams Charles m. Johnson Samuel Lunger and John Quigg. Gilbert a Fenstermacher is. Abigail Fenstermacher. Petition for divorce. Rule on lib Ellant to furnish Bill of particulars within 30 Days from service of Rule granted As prayed for. Petition for county Bridge Over roaring Creek Between Mayberry township Montour county and Rush township Northumberland county. Alfred Litho Ard and John Diehl appointed viewers. Theodore Doster it. Al. Is. Isaiah Hilkert it. Al. In partition. Inquisition approved. In re alleged lunacy of Villiam 8. Roberts. Return of inquisition confirmed. Petition of Erwin Hunter and Richard w. Eggert for Sherifi to make deed for lot of ground sold by him april 24, 1897. Sheriff directed to make deed As prayed for. In the estate of David Clarke late of Borough of Danville dec a. Petition of executor for leave to join in Sale of an undivided interest in a lot of ground in Danville a. Petition granted As prayed for. Gilbert n. Fenstermacher is. Abigail Fenstermacher. Petition of respondent for a Rule to show cause Why lib Ellant should not pay her a sufficient sum to pay her counsel Aud defend herself in the suit. Rule granted As prayed for returnable to next term of argument court estate of Jane Robbins dec a late of Liberty township. Offer of i. Clinton Robbins to take real estate ruled by the court to accept or refuse at a Price or sum of $ it is above the appraisement. Land awarded As prayed for. Decree to be made. Joseph Caddy. Larceny a True Bill. The following widows appraisement and trustees accounts were presented and confirmed Nisi Clara a. Roney widow of w e. Koney deceased late of the Borough of Danville for $300. Naomi v. Hartman widow of Wellington Hartman deceased late of Coop or township for $300. Continued on fourth Page

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