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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - September 27, 1906, Danville, PennsylvaniaDome paper a a for hie Home 1 he circus Iti it u of this paper is inert a in Tail idly. It will a you o i Vertis m i lie american ubic Riplon $1 per year or Ali ing i .11 n my is a a \ / /. Or. I j j urn i i or. Al it a i i a 1/ it in tour. I to. 11 l. I /. of t if i. . A. T Himat i and Simm in ii a this country will liver Lili entirely full until it supplies allot its own demands Iii its own of 52-no 29, Danville. 1�a., till 1lsda a sep Pem her 27, 1900. Established in 1855 at i it a return to More of durable a a a Tler. Of Law interferes with the a Tift u wig respects Ami obeys it. L ii i. I. Milit Ioian i necessarily i in i gentlemanly person it. U in ii to to of guru Iii is not Al we Sun i i by my i r Wiat Lier. tourist is entitled to \ a intent too of bit Abd. T Ora. The t it ii who jays ins own poll tax i in r no obligation to candidates or politicians. To lib privileges of citizen slip in a try. Abo involve some weighty re min abilities. The child who always has his own Way i Likely to have a w reached Man Hood 1 a of the Spring s Promise i ii v with us and a bounteous one it is John in hold of Lancaster who v ii j111 i oms was ago when his to 4in a. Truck he an engine at a p in Luna Railroad crossing has us a that Railroad for$25,000 damages. 1 a drowning season a a a is to have Pas de. Tin manufacturer in order to make or Ltd i a in when he needs it is com la did to in Ramige his work As to afford a Mph a in it for his men during the a him ii we ii Trade is Dull. If the Farmer was Ahie to do the same there would pro Hahlo get be so much complaint of the m an ii of farm help. Tin of Andrew Caminini of mount i .run�?~1,ate toadstools for mushroom to Ither Day and made a narrow a a a a a a from death. All were violently ill Mary Douglass a 15-year-old negro girl a Uip Loyed As a firse in a Chester family has been arrested for making i Ion Cushion of if of the baby. Four to. A in a 0111111011 pins Ami one safety were take out of the child. In an addres before the congregation it Ion at its place of worship n nov York. Sheriffs cd Knusel Mauri a b declared that Amei eau ditching have done much to delay the efforts now on foot to be ure Jun to the ter executed lews of Kissia. Tie p a to Ian who accepts defeat a in a ug11 and turn in to work for the ticket w a 11\to win some other Day ii. Lining of i Sty mornings can not a. Much Louger delayed. The dedication of the state Aptt a is the next interesting pct Ltd Ivania event. One Sii always verify every re a it Iff my a neigh or a reputation helping to spread it. Lie la a Tei my True Rector of Komatz at a Inin h at Mali am it try. Schuylkill county is credit. I v the the. Truthful declaration that t n Iii is tin tir to step in the ruin \ i Young girl s life. He will i Tii it a girl who attends dances to in his sunday school. .1 pm h i Quot on and Frank Lippin it to to Philadelphia quarrelled Over a Dollar when h the latter owed the t rim. When Glasson struck Lippin a get. Kii it it a King him Down his head truck the Cruh and he received in jury who. Lilt him a his death. At Pel lev i lie n. J. Florence k. I 1 m Kitover sur Iii gut who had Lieen invite i t. A to did their wedding by an Sioum my j ii-1 As the a preacher step mid up to to the. Knot that they had been marm a three month ago. A drive through the country these a lavs i Worth while. I�?T1 , to he i gradually forming and the end Isit hand. The up or my ration a of an Apple tree i the a. A a farm. Near it Chester is Cove re Ltd Halo a a iut while right get larg a la utities from the limbs. Alexander Alcorn of Philadelphia Whf a in no a dead the. Other night in Vestiga Tiomi show my Liat he choked to Dath he hanging his head Over the Sharp Edge of his High Collar. A tint Joy is the Home of mrs. thl Ehman who is 102 years m and it was vigorous enough to att my a funeral the other Day Mccoin i Hii v my the cortege to the cemetery. Talking about the proverbial Idle Piui. Mauuel Zug of a Tetsoti v 111 Lancaster Diu Uty. Has j it sex an old Copper cent which he dropped Iii the Crevice of a Ham in the. Hum Wahidi his father Huilt in the barn was torn Dow ii the other a Lav and now the my May in put t a it re after an id a run Al of sixty years. I org Ltd Oiler of is try my to re tie drunkards of that of a who an brought i whore him he Ali ducting them to i sign the p.-Dg�-1 he arrival a of an Hii Iii it Hay to v w a it the can of rejoicing at the Hogue of or and or. D n . A Luoius Street yesterday. The mooted question w to should i water commissioner for the ensuing year was settled by Council Friday night by the election of James t Mug ill. The deadlock with George Keif Snyder and liar Les Pusey As candidates which had existed for Over a month showed no signs of being broken end Council As a seems became convinced that it was Folly to hold on to the old candidates any longer on motion of or. Angle it was decided to drop both of the old candidates. Or. Medea then nominated James t. Magill for water commissioner for the eur suing term. The nomination was seconded and u vote was take when it was found that or. Magill was unanimously elected. Frank Hoyer was at Council to protest against the condition of Bloom Street recently reconstructed with cinder. Good streets he said could be made with cinder if it was properly applied. As the Road is it is impossible to haul a two ton Load Over it. He warned Council that the Street would be returned to court next week. Or. Sweisfort said the Street commissioner is unjustly blamed for had Job done. In his opinion the committee on streets and Bridges were responsible. A portion of the cinder he a Aid should be carted away and the Road lowered. Or. Jacobs said tie difficulty was that the Borough has undertaken too much work for or. Miller to handle at one time. Now was the time when so Many men Are Idle he said to enter upon the work of Street repairs on a Large scale As the streets of town Are in a notoriously Hail condition. He moved that John l. Evans be employed by the Day to assist in a thorough suit Ervi Siou of Street repairs to the end that More satisfactory results May he obtained. The motion prevailed Atul it was ordered that or. Evans be employed and a general improvement of the streets entered i it on at once. In motion it was ordered that Council Purchase 100 tons of broken Limestone from Dennis Bright provided it could lie obtained at 60 cents per thu. The following Jie Tiniou was received a we the undersigned residents of West Mahoning Street extend a wish that a Light be placed at the Corner of West Mahoning Street Atul Etters Alley. A a following Are the i tiers William t. Turner Morgan j Williams Jacob k. Saunders g. W. Hoffman John h. Gernert Louis h. Gernert Thomas Brecht John Al Bock. Bailes Kehl Thomas traitor sr.,. G. Marks. On motion the petition was referred to the committee on Light. On motion of or. Jacobs it was ordered that water takers on North Mill Street whose Pic is need repairs be notified Flat All such repairs must he made this fall in order to obviate the necessity of digging up the Street next Spring. On motion it was o Derod that Jacob Engle North Mill Street to Given permission to line a Small Frame building with steel sheeting instead of with Brick As was directed at a previous meet ing. On motion of or. Bede it was ordered that the sewer on North Mill Street be extended up each of the streets out of the Way of the paving. On motion of or. Kussell it was ordered that All the old Lionso belonging to the Borough that is without coupling he sold As junk. On motion of or. Vastire it was ordered that a rubber matting in feet by 9 foot let a purchased for the switchboard at the Light Plant in order to insure greater Security. The following communication addressed to Council was read by the Secretary a tin governor of the Soiu Mon wealth and the dedication commission request the Honor of your presence at tie dedicatory ceremonies of the Capitol of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg i thursday october 4th, 1906. On motion of or. Vastino it was ordered that the communication be accepted and a note made of it Oil the minutes. As Many of the Louii Wilmou will attend As possible. J. V. Gillaspy appeared before Council to ask that the it of Romigh assist him to elevate his buildings on Mill Street to conform with the change of Grade lie stated that if the Borough would raise the lower building in a satisfactory Way he would raise the up mar building himself. His proposition seemed to meet with councils approval and it was decided that it to accepted. On motion it was ordered that the Street commissioner raise and relay with Brick the crossing at William Moyers property on East Market Street. On motion of or Jacobs Herbert Myerly was ordered to Lay a pavement on Church Street below front within five Days time on motion of or. Sweisfort it was ordered that a crossing is Laid at Alley at real of Shiloh reformed Church. T n motion of or. Sweisfort it was ordered that the Friendship fire company he employed to a to All the hauling of Coal until further notice. The it blowing members were pres ent at the meeting Gibson Vastine Sweisfort Kussell Dietz Bedea fumigant Angle Jacobs Hughes and Eisenhart i at Wasli Ingouville yesterday morn ing occurred the death of one of Mon tour county s Best known and most popular men a. B. Gault a citizen honoured for his upright Christian life a husband and father devoted to his family and a Man genial nud gentle mannered beloved by his Fellowmen. Or Gault had been in ill health for several years As the ravages of that dreaded disease consumption fasten Eil upon his body. It was not however until about two weeks ago that he was compelled to retire from business. At that time to took to his bed and steadily grew weaker until the end came at 5 of clock yesterday morning. The deceased was born in Ireland on the 27th of april 1866, and came to America at the age of 21,settling with his parents or. And mrs. Archibald Gault in Philadelphia. While employed at the Norristown Hospital he met and. Later married miss Milie Mart daughter of Jacob Martz of Washingtonville. Five years ago or. And mrs. Gault moved to Wasli Ingouville when they have since resided. Or. Gault was an Active member of the Wasli Ingouville presbyterian Church. He was also a member of a Philadelphia Lodge of Odd follows. He is survived beside his wife by two Brothers James and William both of Philadelphia. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 11 20 of clock from the Wasli Ingouville presbyterian Church. Interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Professor Taylor married. Professor j. W. Taylor principal of the local High school has taken unto himself a Bride More than this the interesting event took place last Spring so that during the vacation Ami since he has returned to Danville i although he has been looked upon As euro it aug single blessedness yet All the 1 while to was firmly entrenched in the ranks of Benedicts. On Friday evening professor Taylor left for eagles Mere returning on saturday evening with his Bride. It was a great Surprise to Danville people. The Bride before her marriage was i miss Ada a. Chase daughter of Captain e. S. Chase of eagles Mere a Man very prominent in the affairs of that resort being manager of the eagles Mere boat company and treasurer of the eagles Mere land company. Mrs. Taylor comes from an old Ami distinguished family her grand father being speaker of the House at the age of Twenty seven nud her great grand father an Ailt la de Camp to it the great Napoleon. Mrs. Taylor was teacher in the Public school of eagles Mere. She is highly accomplished and is an athlete being a skilled horsewoman an expert swimmer a canoeist and fond of Mountain climbing. Or. And mrs. Taylor will live at 11. M. Trum Howery a for the present. They were serenaded by students of the High school on saturday evening. The weilding took place on May 26th. Last in new York City. Only a few intimate friends were present l s death of William Malaney. Our readers win regret to learn of the death of William Malaney which occurred at the Joseph Ratti Hospital Bloom Shiing saturday morning. The deceased was a widely known and highly esteemed citizen of Danville. He was a rougher at the Rolls at Howe a be Samuels Mill and was liked and held in the highest regard by his fid Low workingmen As Well As by our townspeople generally. The deceased was stricken with appendicitis which became complicated with peritonitis. Three weeks ago yesterday he was removed to the Joseph Ratti Hospital it Bloom Shiing. While at the Hospital he was operated on twice. At times his condition seemed to Promise recovery hut in each instance lie became worse. Lie suffered intensely and toward the latter part of last week Hope was abandoned. Death occurred at 8 a. M. Saturday. The deceased was a single Man fifty one years of age. Both parents Are dead but he is survived by two Brothers Ami a sister Thomas Malaney of Washington this state John Malaney of Bloom Shiing and miss Anna Malaney who resin led with the deceased at no. 524 East front str a it. Lost watch oddly recovered. Ralph Nittlo. An employee of the United Telephone and Telegraph com Paul had a unique experience the other Day. While assisting to string tin Telephone wires Over theto of the Iron work of the River by Bilge he missed his watch which in some Way had gotten out of ins mgt cd a to. It was a valuable time piece Aud assisted by fellow workmen he searched High and Low for it. Some time to Ward evening tiny attention of tin men was attracted by an object dangling from a Telephone wire High above the Bridge. It proved to lie the watch the Fob Chain of which had a a aught in tin wire As the Man was climbing Over head which Hail the result of pulling it out of his pocket. Julge Staples of Monroe county Seu Tenco Ltd three Young lads of is minis Burg who were charged with robbing tin residence of a citizen to Lem Iii at their Homos under the surveillance of a probation officer and to abandon the use of cigarettes. The school Board is in Possession of two important com Nunica ions which that holy thinks should help to Settle the mooted if Ostia in of who should pay for the vaccination of school children when the parents Are too poor to meet the expense. It is Apt to occur that children of indigent parents for the want of vaccination Are a a be Privet i of schooling under the present Law unless either tin school Hoard the poor Hoard or the Hoard of health makes it std response a Hll for the payment a if Hills incurred in this Way. I it has always been a problem in Danville. A few years ago the school Dis Triet made itself re Sponski Hhd and in the end found itself cd with a Hill of some $27 for vaccination. It declined to repeat the Experiment and appealed to the poor Hoard As the body that should by logically expect Oil to assume the Cost. The poor Board however gave notice that it worm not pay the Bill. There has been no provision made therefore for children of indigent parents Ami those who could it vaccinated a lid so Ami others who failed found themselves excluded from school under tin prot a sont Law. To obtain decisive information on tin Subj act at a recent meeting of the school Hoard it was decided to address a letter to the department of Public instruction also one to the department of health at Harrisburg. Replies have been received from both sources horse Ami to tin Point the first communication signed by Henry Slouck. Deputy superintendent of Public to w. Ii. Orth Secretary of the school Hoard a says a in answer to your question which has been referred to me i would state that then is no Law authorizing school boards to pay for the second communication signed by the commissioner of health reals As follows a Evv. H. Orth Secretary. Dear sir in boroughs 1 Sli Ouhl think the Hoard of health should pay for vaccination. The state has been assuming tins Exko us in Rural districts where there Are no boards of health. Yours very truly Samuel g. Dixon. M. 1. Meeting of school Hoard. The school Hoard held a regular meeting mom Lav evening. A clip to Ltd of hours Wen spent in discussion relating to i school matters hut very Little actual business was done. A communication was received a from miss Emma Youngman. Tendering her resignation As Pupil to a it position to which she was elected during last month. On motion of or. Fischer the resignation was accepted. On motion Borough superintendent Only was instructed to correspond with houses dealing in Seln Iol supplies of a or tin purpose of obtaining prices on tables for use in tin Laboratory if prices Are at All reasonable in was instructed to act in conjunction with tin Supply committee and procure a table at once. The school Hoard is in receipt of a communication from tin governor of tin a omit ii wealth and tin dedication commission inviting tin Board to i he present at the dedication of thu Capitol at Harrisburg on thursday. October 4th. On motion Tho invitation was accepted. On motion of or. Fischer it was ordered that on Friday of each week the schools close at 2 p. In., and that recess in the afternoon be omitted. The following Mombes were pros out Burns Orth purse i Haring fish Fischer Lutz Truin Bower Ami Heiss. The following Bills were approved for payment s. J. Beaver. $11.25 e. L. Aten amp co. 11.75 Trumpower amp Workheiser 9.17 John Bruder. 2 25 morning news. 2.0<> in. L. Gordo 11.25 n. C. Prentiss. 2.00 Robert Miller. 2.50 Ginn amp a it. 58.27 George w. Roat 1.50 Allen amp Bateman 20.16 h. M. Schoch. 25.67 teachers amp janitors. 1790.00 repainting trolley cars. Tin Danville and Bloomsburg Clec tric railway Compau is overhauling its closed cars. One of them has already been completed Ami resplendent with new paint has been in service since last saturday when it was first employed at a funeral. All the original colors of the car have been restored and a gloss and polish imparted that gives the car a More hand some appearance than when new. The second car i it now being overhauled and will hot Hack into service in a smrt time. After which tin third Una last Ltd of the dosed cars will born painted. It is evident that general m Inagi to Miller is nut cont a it with having the trolley track in first class condition hut in is determined that tin rolling Stock must show up in a was to correspond it i a fim evid eme of a it rpm i will improve Church property. Tin congregation of the reformed Church at Straw Lurry Ridge i about to cuter upon i \ Siciu of repairs on its Church property. \ Fine Vestibule will he Crew Tell. Tin material being already on tin ground and work will begin this week new seats will also he in tailed Aud tin Interior of the edifice generally renovated. Mrs. Kate Rhodes of Cape May new Jersey is visiting it the Home of her parents or. Aud mrs. David a Shel Hart. Centre Street. Miles Barber of Wilkes Barre spent sunday at the Home of his parents or and mrs. I. G. Barber ferry Street. Or. And mrs. John Snyder of Chicago Are guests at the Home of mrs. Rebecca Clark East Market Street. Mrs. Wardellen Puritan of Bloomsburg and miss Mae Puritan a a a Washington i. 3., spent Sui iday at the Home of or. And mrs. John Starr Bloom Street. Or. Aud mrs. L w. Wolliver of Exchange spent sunday with friends in Benton. J. F. Long and Sou Clark of Berwick spent sunday at the Home of the former a parents or. Atul mrs. C. A. Long West Mahoning Street. Misses Edna Hower and Lillian Honor of Catawissa Are guests at the Home of or. And mrs. G. D. Vogue to Strawberry Ridge. Miss Mabel Hull lieu Church Street will leave for Philadelphia today where she will enter a presbyterian school. Mrs. S. A. Yorks and miss Mary Yorks left yesterday for Philadelphia after spending the summer in Danville. Or. Aud mrs. W. B Chamberlin Anil sons William and John returned to Torresi Lale yesterday after a visit at the Rea Home on West Market Street. Or. Ami mrs. M. G. Youngman will leave today for a trip to it Philadelphia and Atlantic City. While in Philadelphia or. Youngman will attend the meeting of the Pennsylvania state hankers association. Miss Boone dec Kriati of Philadelphia will arrive today for a several Days visit with miss Mary Holloway Bloom Street. Levi Miller of Plymouth is visiting relatives in this City. Mrs. William Gree Dougli Ami miss Long of a unhurt were the guests yesterday of mrs. I. H. Jennings. Mrs. Samuel Sondheim and son Edward of Lehighton Are visiting at the Home of the former smother mrs. Samuel Goldsmith lower Mulberry Street. Miss Nelda Jacobs will return to Hazleton today after a visit at the Jacobs Home. West Market Street. Mrs. Russell e. Kelly and mrs. James c. Packer of a unhurt were guests yesterday at the Home of or. Aud mrs. Arthur h. Woolley. Daniel Williams of Tower City who has Beau visiting Fri. Ills in this City will leave today Foy Shamokin. Jacob Sloop has returned from a visit with friends in Binghamton. Miss Marv Hoff Tau lower Mulberry Street is visiting her sister mrs. Carrie Snyder at Northumberland. Mrs. G. Slump Hunt will leave today for a several weeks visit with friends in philae Elphin. Or. And a mrs. George w. Boat and daughters Mabel Aud Edna left yesterday for Gettysburg to attend the reunion of the 188th. Pennsylvania volunteers and the third heavy artillery of which or. Roat is a member. Mrs. Edward czech Lowicz and son John who have been visiting the former a father John Brugler left yesterday for a visit with friends in Berwick. Thomas b. Evans spent yesterday in Berwick. Miss Jennie Oberdorf returned yesterday from a visit with her brother a liar Les Oberdorf at Lewisburg. Arranging for Harrisburg trip. Company of n. G. P., of this City is already making arrangements for Tom trip to the dedication of tin new state Cape Tol at Harrisburg. Yesterday Captain Gearhart issued the follow ing company order a you Are hereby notified to report at the armory on Friday evening sept. 28, to receive instructions relative to attending the dedication of the state Cape Tol on oct. 4. Failure to be present will forfeit your privilege As we must know exactly tin number a do men going so As to draw from other trolley Sale confirmed. The sheriffs Sale of the Danville amp St Bury Street railway Inis been confirmed during the present term of court. The Street railway was sold by the sheriff on Tho 6th of july last Sini Dii Krebs becoming the purchaser. No exceptions having been fill Al the Sale was confirmed before Thomas g. Vincent prothonotary on monday morning. The new 5mulis handbook. The new Small Issue of 1906, has been issued by the state Printer. Ii is a Radical departure from the old style a Largi Book in size hut Ltd a Taining pages than those of the last three or four years. The frontispiece is View of the Cap it a a in the it Are pictures of other state lug i id mrs w it h a gallery of officials. Interesting features Are the. New support comm it maps and a a Lection statistics. The Hook is strongly bound and substantial. There will be no other style issued Only one edition living prepared. Court convened at 9 of clock tues Day morning with his Honor judge Evans Aud associates bloc and Wagner on the Bench. A communication was received from or. Patten explaining that William Robinson one of the jurors was ill and should be permitted a to remain in bed for a couple of hours. Mcclellan Diehl tip staff was directed by the court to go to the hotel and to remain with the sick juror until lie was Able to return to court. Meanwhile Tho examination of jurors was resumed. At 9 45 of clock the prothonotary announced that the panel was exhausted. By that time twelve additional men had been examined and challenged As follows j. Vav. Vastire Hugh Pursel John Mowrer Adolf Boettinger William Curry m. V. Madden Nicholas Hill Thomas Perry Wesley Perry b. F. Dieffe Bacher Oscar Shultz and Daniel Moser. The number of jurors thus far accepted were eight. Since by reason of sickness and challenges the regular panel had became exhausted Hon. H. M. Hinckley quoting the Law moved that salesmen be summoned. To this the defense objected urging As the principal reason the fact that it was the second trial. The objection however was overruled by the court. Judge Evans accordingly made an order directing that a sufficient number of qualified men to selected from tin audience or from the body of the county to furnish the number of jurors required to fill the Box. In View of the fact that the sheriff of the county is subpoenaed As a witness in the ease the court appointed e. M. Sillier Aud George m. Leighow As Elisor summon persons for the jury. Business of court was suspended for one hour while the Elisor were Busy with their selections. At 11 of clock they returned with a list of names. Edward j. Kishel was the first Talesman called. He stood the test Aud was accepted Aud sworn. He was the first juror obtained during the morning making the entire number in the Box nine. George freeze the next Talesman was Challenge Ltd As was also Andrews j. Stein Ian Grant Fenstermacher j. F. Montague min Lia Ltd a Breckbill nud Samuel Fausey. Edwand v. Stroll,.the eighth Talesman. Was accepted Aud sworn. A liar Les w. Cook the next Mancall Eli. Was challenged As was also Matthew sheep Vav. A Bill Teim j. T. Oberdorf. At 11 45 none of the other persons selected by the Elisor seeming to he at hand his Honor Annouuc-��1 that court would a Jound until 2 p. M. And that Neati Onue All those whose names Hail been selected should he waited upon personally Aud informed that they must he in the court room by 2 of clock otherwise tie sheriff won id he sent for them upon Tho reconvening of court at 2 p. Iii. The calling of salesmen was re soned. E. I. Pentz Edward l. Aten Robert Blue William a. Lawrence p. Wagner were rejected in succession. George m. Brown was accepted and sworn. Edward Yeager r. M. Lyon wore which j. H. Fry was accepted and sworn. Or. Fry a acceptance completed the panel and the twelve Moil we re As follows William m. Robinson John m. Robinson John n. Price Frank so Liam e. Boitiau. Diaries e. Shires sr., William s. Cli urm Thomas Watts Edward Kishel Edward v. Stroll g. M. Brown j. H. Fry. It was 2 o clock when District attorney c. Gearhart presented the Case to the jury outlining Tho common wealth s Side. The first witness called was mrs. Jones widow of James a. Jones victim of the shooting. All the circumstances of the tragedy Are fresh on the minds of our readers and probably less interest attached to the testimony than at tin first trial although the court room was full of spectators. Mrs. Jones said the last she saw of her husband alive was when he left their Home on East front Street at 25 minutes of 7 of clock on Tho evening of february 22r�l last. He was then in Good health. When she next saw her husband to was Doad lying stretched out on a Bench in Peter Dietrich a Saloon. Below his left Eye was a Small Hole through which the blood appeared and trickled Down on the floor. John Woll was the next witness. To was acid painted with James a. Jones from a boy. Flail known Peter Dietrich also from boyhood. Witness was with Jones on Day of shooting both had been drinking. Together they appeared a at Dietrich a Saloon about 10 of clock on night of february 13, 1906. They found Andy Rogers outside Dietrich was inside alone. Woll and Jones went in the Saloon and had a Glass of Beer. While they were drinking Rogers came in and Woll called for her. Rogers served the Beer. Woll then sail Quot fill them up Rogers again acted As bar tender. Dietrich drank along hut took cider. Jones was talking about joining the fraternal it re Ler of eagles and to wanted Woll to propose a him. Somehow tri i got to talking about shooting when lie was a Cowboy illustrating the various positions in which in used to hold the gun. Diet Rich we int into a Small room and soon returned. Sume time later Woll saw i that he had something in his hand that glistened. It was later when he was demonstrating How he used to shoot that he heard a shot and found that Jones was dead. He did not observe Dietrich a movements very closely As lie thought they were Only a a fooling after Cross examination or. Hinckley proceeded to ask the witness if on different occasions immediately following the shooting he had not stated that a two shots were fire i instead of Only our As lie testified to at former trial Aud was testifying to at present. Or. Ikeler for the defense was a quickly on his feet and most strenuously objected to any such line of questions and would not submit to even a discussion of the proposition As Long As the jury was present. In order to arrive at some conclusion in Tho matter it was agreed that the jury he with drawn from the court room and argument on the Point involved proceed. Accordingly the jury was asked to tire. After which or. Hinckley proceeded to Tell what he expected to prove. John Woll he said who was Only our of two Eye witnesses of the shooting was proving a most unwilling witness for the Commonwealth. It would be proved by witnesses he said that on the Day following the shooting when All the incidents were fresh on his mind Woll on diverse occasions stated that two shots were fired by Dietrich that Woll by throwing up his Arm had parried one shot but that before he could prevent it Dietrich had fired a second shot right at Jones Aud had killed hint. This fact or. Hinckley explained was unknown at the former trial. In support of his position or. Hinckley cited authorities at considerable length. Or. Ikeler followed very eloquently denying the right of the Commonwealth to proceed with any line of questioning that would tend to impeach the credibility of its own witnesses. He also cited authority to support his it Osi Tiou. The court sustained or. Ikeler a objection after which the jury was brought Back into the court room Aud the examination of witnesses was resumed. Andrew Rogers was the next witness. At this Point it began to be evident that the lapse of time was having some effect on the testimony. Witnesses did not seem quite so emphatic or sure of their Points. Now and then a slight discrepancy was observed Between the testimony being offered Aud the testimony at the previous trial. Rogers said he was out Side of Dietrich a Saloon when Jones and Woll appeared. Later he went in. Dietrich Jones and Woll he found inside. Woll a set Mem up aug a said a fill Mem up again. A Dietrich told Rogers to go behind the bar Anil fill the glasses. Dietrich drank cider others took Beer. Dietrich then said a take one on All took cider. Then junes Lay Down on a Bench opposite the bar. Dietrich began to talk about herding cattle Ami went through various movements to illustrate Lessoing Etc. He then went into a Small loom opening off the bar room but soon returned. He then West around one end of the bar. It was there that Rogers saw the gun first. Rouos told Dietrich lie a could no to shoot nothing that was Luite a Wilile before Jones was killed. At tins Point or. Hinckley called attention of the witness to the fact that at the first trial to had testified that Dietrich had got the revolver out from behind the bar before he West into the adjoining room. The witness admitted that was his testimony and said it a was Dietrich stood at the end of the bar with the a a gun Over his Arm. Jones was lying on the Bench. Then the a a gun went off. The shot took place five minutes after he came out of the adjoining room. Rog ors did no to watch Dietrich closely he was looking at Jones who was doing the talking. He was telling Dietrich that he shoot. When the revolver went off All talked awhile not dreaming that anyone had been Hurt. Then Rogers said a a what a the mat ter with Corky he a so Woll walked Over to where to Lay and said a a he a dead you be killed a Pete said of i guess not if i did i did no to mean to do it. Go for a doctor. A a Cross examination in reply to a question from or. Ikeler Rogers admitted that Dietrich was in had shape that night and was nervous. When the revolver went off Dietrich said a i shot up in the a i said a Rogers continued a a there a something the matter with Corky Woll walked Over and said a a you have shot him there was no ill feeling apparent. J. C. Mincemoyer chief of police was sworn. He was called to Dietrich a Saloon a few minutes before 12 of clock on the night of february 12th. He found Jones lying on the Bench dead. With officer Voris lie searched the House but was unable to find Dietrich. Lbs sent officer Voris Down town for Justice of the peace Oglesby. Then half an hour after his arrival at Saloon he Lieari a noise up stairs. He started to go up hut met Dietrich coming Down. Dietrich gave himself up and said a i am no murderer i shot in self defense. A chief mince Moyer then ask cd for the revolver. Dietrich requested his sister to go up stairs and get the revolver. He told her that Sunj Touhl find it in a Cigar Box. The revolver was produced and handed Over to the chief. Dietrich said it was the one he had shot with. There were five barrels Aud two were empty. The chief also saw a self Cocking revolver behind the bar All the Job printing the office of the american being furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner. Job printing fall kinds and description Chambers of which were empty. The chief of police arrested Dietrich Aud took him to jail. On the Way Dietrich related that to was no murderer and that to shot in self defense. The revolver was offered in evidence and identified by the chief of police. During the Forenoon some other cases were disposed of. In the Case of common wealth is. John Bast an charge perjury a nol. Pros was entered by permission of the court. In the Case of Commonwealth is. James Rosecrans charge larceny the grand jury returned a True Bill on first count. A True Bill was also found in then ease of Commonwealth is. Harry Rosecrans on the fir count which was larceny. In regard to the two latter cases the District attorney stated that the two defendants father Aud son had pleaded guilty. Harry Kose Craus the boy. Had been in jail for there All the circumstances into consideration the Hospital authorities he said did not wish to press the prosecution Aud the District attorney himself thought Justice would he done if sentence were suspended. Both Harry Rosecrans and his father James in turn called before the court. They found the scrap they said lying along the Road on the Hospital ground and being in needy circumstances and not deeming that the old Iron was of any value they carried it off Aud sold it. Judge Evans explained to each of the defendants that he might Semi them to the Petit eur diary for three years but that he had decided to act upon the suggestion of Tho District attorney and suspend sentence. He explained to each just what was implied by this action of court said he hoped that it would serve As a solemn warning in the future. In the Case of tie overseers of the poor of lines True township is. The overseers of the poor of West Hemlock township a Rule was granted to show cause Why costs should not be allowed and ordered to be paid. In the Case of Paul m. Smith is. Colbert Smith it. No. An report of master was filed. In the estate of Mary Lockhoof dec Day petition for Sale of real estate was ordered As prayed for. Wednesdays proceedings. Court convened at 9 of clock Aud resumed the examination of witnesses in the Case. J. C. Mincemoyer was recalled and asked to describe condition of revolver which he got from was a five shooter. All the Chambers were full but two of the cartridges had been exploded. In this condition it was offered in evidence at first trial but after Tho trial it was found that w Lille the Chambers were still All filled the revolver showed that ouly Oue had been exploded. This discovery was made when the revolver was taken to the water works in compliance with orders to remove the charges. The officer could not say when or by whom cartridges were changed. John Woll was recalled. He denied that As far As his knowledge went there was any dispute he two eau Jones Aud did Trich As to a Book account. Andrew Rogers also recalled. He was asked whether on the night of the shooting he did not state to or. Patten that the revolver found behind the bar was not loaded having been emptied the week before in shooting Mark he stated that he did not make such a remark. Or. Kielor objected to this a Jues Tiou advancing the same argue rout As on tie Day previous. The objection was overruled. Lewis Byerly was sworn. He was with the chief of police when the arrest of Dietrich was Natle Aud his testimony confirmed the evidence of the officer. John Doster was called. He was present at Dietrich s Saloon on the night of february 12th. He accompanied or Paules to the Saloon after the shooting. He confirmed the previous testimony As to Dietrich a state of mind and his declarations at the time of arrest. Or. Patten was sworn Aud confirmed previous testimony. Or. W. 11. Paules was called to the stand. To was the witness called to the Saloon after the shooting he made a postmortem examination the next morning and on the stand described Tho course of the Bullet. A Section of the Skull was produced in court which still contains the Bullet. Or. Paules described the wound produced by the shot which caused a heavy Haemorrhage. The effect was necessarily fatal Aud death was instantaneous. The physician confirmed the testimony of chief Mincemoyer Aud John Doster Aud stated that it was his impression that Dietrich said a i shot Aud killed him in self defense. Take me hang me or do with me Liat you or. Paules swy Ore that after chief Mincemoyer examined the revolver produced by Dietrich As the Oue with which Ike did the shooting the officer handed the Wear it of to the doctor and told him to look at it. There were three full Chambers and two empty shells. He previously saw another revolver which he examined and found to be empty. Later accompanied by or. Patton in compliance with a request from Dietrich a sister or. Paules after Midnight visited the prison for the purpose of administering to Dietrich who was in a highly wrought condition. He would not admit that Dietrich was wholly irrational although he was very nervous. Dietrich made inquiries about Jones Aud w As told that the Wau was dead. Dietrich said a where did continued on fourth Page
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