Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, November 08, 1900, Image 1
Home Paper -—For lie Hons The circulation of this paper is in creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the AMERICAN. SUBSCRIPTION $1 PER YEAR McKINLEY AND ROOSEVELT. The President's Policy Endorsed By An * Overwhelming Majority. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE LAST NIGHT Two Horses Burned to Death - A Quantity of Hay And Grain Consumed. A fire broke out in tbe stone barn own ed by Charles P. Hancock, in the rear of his Market, street residence,last evening about seven o'clock and before it was gotten under control about SIOOO worth of property was destroyed. The barn was leased by the Welliver Hardware Company who suffer the loss of two good horses, several sets of har ness and a winter's supply of hay and grain. Their wagons and buggies were saved, but it was impossible to reach the horses as the flames had gotten too good a start and the poor dumb animals were burned to death. The flames were first discovered by George Hendricks, who lives on Factory street a short distance from the barn. To all appearances the fire started near the stalls as thev were completely surround ed by tbe flames when Mr. Hendricks first arrived on the scene. An alarm was sent in which was quickly responded to by the different hose companies and they soon had tbe fire under control. No theory is advanced as to the origin of the fire, though many seem to think that it was caused by one of the horses striking his hoof on a match. While the Goodwill Hose Company were still working at the 'Hancock barn H>me miscreant reported that the Fourth ward school house was on fire. With but one section of hose on tbe reel they started for the school.house only to find that it was a false alarm. It was quite a run to the Fourth ward and there are several hard hills to climb. Naturally tbe Goodwill boys feel somewhat sore. Death of Thomas Deen, Esq. At 11:16 Friday evening oneof the best known young resident* of this city pass ed away. Thomas E. Deen Esq., after an illness of nearly two months, daring which time he was a great sufferer, succumbed to the ravages of neuretis, or inflamma tion of the covering of the nerves. Mr. Deen was only 27 years of age and was but entering upon what promised to be a useful and successful career. He was admitted to the Montour County Bar in 1895, having studied in the office of Edward Sayre Gear hart Esq. Since that time he has practiced very successfully. Owing to the illness of his father several years ago, Mr. Deen took up the business which was so long established and carried it on in a suc cessful manner until taken ill. His father's death is still fresh in the public mind, having occurred just two months ago Friday. His mother and three sisters survive him. He was Master of Mahoning Lodge, No. 516 F. and A. M., and was a charter member of the Penn Social club. Puddle Mill to Start. Puddle Boss Michael Hurley,in charge of the Howe & Samuels puddle mill, which was formerly the Mahoning Roll ing mill, has received orders to have the mill in readiness to start, the intention at present being to light up the furnaces in about two weeks. The mill is in good shape.with the ex ception of a few little repairs which will naturally be needed, and as soon as the material, some of which is already en route here, is received the plant will be in shape to resume operations. The mill has been idle since last July. Ten double furnaces compose the pud dling department and over a hundred men are employed when the mill is run ning full. This plant makes a specialty of the manufacture of low phosphorous muck bar for which, at present, there is a de mand in tbe market. As one by one, our local industries re sume operations after the business stag nation which visited this city several months since, the number of our unem ployed gradually becomes less and in dications for a prosperous winter daily becomes more favorable. * '' v ' "THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDSWITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOL. 45--NO 45. SPECIAL SESSION OF COUNCIL Held Monday Evening to Determine an Important Matter. Council met in special session Monday evening for the purpose ofdecidiug on a question relative to the laying of water pipes beyond the Borough limits into Mahoning township, but before the meeting was adjourned considerable general business was transacted. The members present were: Kemrner, Goldsmith, Jones, Fettennan, Chesnut, Amesbury,Vastine,l)eutsoh and Brandt. Some time since the Water Superin tendent was authorized by the Hoard of Water Commissioners to lay pipes be yond the Borough limits for the conven ience of three prospective water renters in Mahoning township. Snperintendent Keefer proceeded with the work as per his instructions but when the Township line was reached the work was halted by the Supervisor of Mahoning who demanded that ttie Borough give an indemnifying bond sulliciently large enough to cover any case of accident that might result from having the roadway torn up. When Mr. Keefer stated the facts be fore Council some of the members seem ed inclined to doubt the advisability of extending the pipes beyond the Borough limits and, on the motion of Mr. Gold smith, it was decided not to continue with the work unless the parties desir ing the water should bear the expense. The indemnifying bond question was settled by the flat refusal of Council to countenance the idea. At this point the "special" feature of the session seemed to be lost sight of and Mr. Vastine requested that some action be taken regarding the request of Superintendent Richards, 'of the City Flour Mills, for permission to lay a rail road switch along North Mill street from the Reading tracks to the front of ihe mill. Mr. Richards claimed that the road would not be encroached upon but this explanation of his intentions was not satisfactory and he was asked to visit the spot with the Streets and Bridges Com mittee and there point out just what he desired to do. This matter being settled, Mr. Chesnut desired to know what had been done to ward securing new boilers for the Water Works Annex and in response to his question Mr. Vastine stated that dur ing last week the Commissioners had opened bids and had placed an order for a Babcock Tubular boiler. Mr. Vastine also stated that there had been some harsh things said about the secrecy surrounding this purchase but Council seemed to think that the Com missioners had kept within their au thority and their action was endorsed. About this time one of the members remembered that it was a special meet ing and the motion to adjourn met with no dissenting voices. Former Danville Boy Marries, Eleaser Maier, son of Jacob Maier,Mill street, this city, and Miss Edna Bald win, of Philadelphia,were united in mar riage on last Thursday, the ceremony taking place at H p. m. at the home of the bride's parents in that city. Mr. and Mrs. Maier will make their home in Philadelphia. This item of news will be a pleasant surprise to the groom's many friends in this city as no intimation of his inten tion to join the ranks of tbe Benedicts had been given out previous to the time that he lauuched into the sea of matri mony. Birthday Party. Mr. and Mrs. John G. Waite gave a surprise party Tuesday night in honor of their daughter l'auline's seventh birth day. Those present were: Irene and Elsie Gulick, Isabel and Marion Schoch,Mary and Gussie Gaskins, I.ucy and Clara Detwiler, Margaret Barber, Frances Keil man, Ethel and Mable Foust, Lois Reif snyder,lsabel Wetzel,Bernice Witcomb, Eleanor Deutscb, Leah and Alice Waite. Copyright, MOO, by Charles A. Gray. PRESIDENT M'KINLEY. A Republican Sweep The result of the general election, 1 | Tuesday, was the triumphant re-election of President McKinley and the endorse ment of his administration. This is a grand and glorious victory for the peo- r pie and shows that their better judg- ( ment can always be relied on in times of emergency. Too jiolicy of the government is en- , dorsetl and the people have declared that thev are satisfied to let well enough t alone; that they will not risk acoiitinu- ; ance of prosperity by trying a doubtful experiment. The people of this nation are not easi- j lv led astray by false notions or theories William McKinley is recognized as a I safe leader, his policy has been approv ed and will be continued for four years more. ENTERTAINMENT AT HOSPITAL. , The first entertainment of the season J was given at the State Hospital Tuesday j evening. The program consisted of recitations, instrumental and vocal solos and duets. These entertainments are always a great diversion for the patients and will be continued the entire winter, alternated each week by a dance, i Several of the attendants have formed an orchestra which is under the direc tion of Prof. Richard Metherell. They j are improving rapidly and do the play ing for all the dances and entertain ments. P. 0. S. of A. Will Entertain. Washington Camp, P. O. S of A., w ill entertain the Bloomsburg Camp next Tuesdav evening. An entertainment will be given in the lodge room after which a banquet and reception will be held at the Heddens Hou-e. DANVILLE. l'A.. Til F liSRAV. XOVEMISEF s. i<)(l(>. From East to West. COMMITTED FOR A HEARING. 1 Yesterday afternoon James Burns, a resilient of Sidler's Hill, was arrested bv Constable Young and brought before 'Squire Bare for a hearing on the charge of assaulting Frank Myers,the prosecut or being Mrs. Alice Miller, a daughter of Myers* As gleaned from the information sworn toby Mrs. Miller, the two men had an altercation in front of her home on . North Mill street which ended, as stated | by her, by Burns striking Myers on the j head with a black jack or billy, severe injuries resulting. When Hums was brought to theoflice, the 'Squire decided that he was too in toxicated to be given a hearing and lie was committed to jail to appear again this morning at S o'clock. Thief Struck a Good Thiug. On both Wednesday and Thursday evenings of last week a refrigerator at the home of Edward Czechowicz, West Ma honing street, was relieved of its con tents. The refrigerator occupied a place on the back porch and was easy of access so after securing a good meal 011 Wednes day night the thief returned again on Thursday and appropriate 1 a number of bottles of soda and sarsaparilla with which to wash down his repast of the previous evening. There is now a lock on the refrigerator door. Death of Mrs. Deen. At her home, corner of Grand and Railroad streets Monday at - p. m., j occurred the death of Mary, wife of Jonathan Deen, after a protracted ill ness. The deceived was in years of age 1 and is suivived by a husband and one (laughter. Mrs. I>een is a native of Northumberland, residing there until I her marriage in ISOS. * 1 ' jDpjrlght, 1000, by Ik-ckwood, N. Y. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. AN IMPORTANT ARRHST, YHSTHRDAY Ben. Severcool, a young resident of Limestone township, this county, was locked up in Fort Maiers yesterday morning to await trial 011 the charge of purloining a number of horse blankets and sets of harness. During last July the residents of Limestone were terrorized by an organ ized gang of young fellows who wand ered through the county at night visit j ing barns and stealing everything that J happened to come within their reach. Horse blankets in large numbers were stolen and numerous sets of harness dis appeared only to turn up again in some fence corner burned to a crisp. I'arm I implements also were stolen but not in such numbers. After a time a clue was discovered which led the authorities to believe that a trio of youths,answering to the names of Shipe. Bobbins and Savercool, were the perpetrators of the thefts and war rants were issued for their arrest. Shipe and Bobbins were apprehended I but Savercool was too slick for the offic ers and skipped away before they could lay hold of him. 1 Since that time nothing was heard of I him until last week when he was locat ed at llarrisburg. On Tuesday night he was arrested in that city and tak«*n to Limestone and arraigned before 'Squire J. I'. Kllis who committed him to j:iil in default of s.'loo bail. ' This arrest is considered most import- Jan tas Savercool is thought to have been the ring leader <rf the gang and his ' capture was greatly desired. Bobbins and Shipe were up for trial at the last term of court. They pleaded ! guilty but sentence was suspended. It ' will likely go harder than that with - Savercool. 1 Heavily split tickets made the count | slow in this county. ARMORY PLANS MOVING SLOWLY. In a conversation yesterday Capt. J. Beaver (iearhat stated that not much progress is being made just at present toward the erection of a new Armory on account of the enforced idleness of Ar chitect Brugler.but that he thonglit that everything would be in readiness to start work on the new structure about next Spring. Mr. Brugler has suggested plans which just about suit the local company and for that reason 110 move has been made, specifications to he turned out by him being desired before anything definite is settled upon. Danville 28. Bloomsburg 10. The Danville Basket Ball team played its first game of the season Tuesday night and succeeded inwalkingofl the Armory floor victors over the Bloomsburg five by the score of 28 to 10. Both teams showed lack of training but the locals seemed to have retained the skill in passing the ball that marked their play in former seasons and after they located the basket they scored rapidly. Bloom burg played a hard as well as a gentle manly game an 1 took their defeat with good grace There was some brilliant playing in spots and the fair sized audi ence in attendance was frequently brought to its feet by some clever piece of work and interest was sustained from start to finish. The teams lined up as follows: i KANVII IH. POSITIONS. HLOOMSBfRU. K'ase attack Moore. : Bedea attack Lewis. Newbaker center Marsey. Gaskins defence Hays. Sechler defence Kilmer. Summary, goals from field, Sechler 2, Klase 15, (laskins 5' Bedea 2, Newbaker 2, Hays 1, Moore 1, Lewis l, Morsey 1. Kilmer 1. Beferee, Mr. Quick, Blooms burg. Umpire Mr. Diehl, !>auville, Time two -0 minute halves. ESTABLISHED fN 1855. ATTEMPTED TO MURDER HIS WIFE And When He Failed He Tired His House in Revenge. A tragedy was narrowly averted Sat urday night at the home of Harvey Lam berson, about two miles below town, along the Penna. canal, when Lamber ! son, while in a drunken frenzy,attempt- I ed to murder his wife. When this fell design was frustrated by the timely intervention of a brother,who lived neighbor to him, he set fire to his home and then, Nero-like, laughed while |it burned. The charge of infidelity on the part of j the husband, brought against him by his wife, is thought to have led to the quarrel which resulted so disastrously. For several weeks past Lamberson and his wife had been at odds over Mrs. Lamberson's refusal to countenance some of his friends. On Saturday he was away from the house for the greater part of the day and when lie did return home, about 5 o'clock in the evening.he is said to have been slightly under the influence of liquor and very much out of sorts. As soon as he was in the house the old quarrel came up again and Lamber son, losing all control of himself, sud denly grabbed his wile and threw her to I the floor and with murderous ferocity began to beat her about the face. Tiring of this, he drew a clasp knife from his pocket and, while with his left hand on her throat, he endeavored to open the knife with his other hand and his teeth, he informed her that "he was going to cut her throat and then kill i himself. At this juncture the terrified woman called loudly for help. Fortunately | Lloyd Lamberson, Harvey's brother, who lives just across the canal, was work ing close at hand and he heard the screams and rushed to the woman's as sistance. i The infuriated man had just succeed led in unclasping the knife and was about to plunge it into his wife's throat i when his brother closed in on him and while these two were engaged in a life | and death struggle for possession of the knife, the woman escaped and ran out of the house. Thus far the scene of action was the j second story of the house and when, af ter a hard battle, Lloyd secured the knife he, in his haste to get away, fell and rolled down the flight of steps leading to the kitchen below. As he regained his feet he noticed a shot gun in a cor ner and securing this he ran out on the tow path and catching Mrs. Lamberson in his arms he sprang into a foot boat : and rapidly rowed to the opposite shore. While Lloyd was thus engaged Harvey | was still in the house lookingfor the shot j gun and when he was unable to find it, i rushed out and in bis impotent fury, j stood on the bank and hurled stones at his intended victim as she was being : conducted to safety. Once across the canal Lloyd made for his own home which was a little later visited by Harvey who broke in the door panels with a stone and then left, being afraid to proceed further when threaten j ed with the gun. When he left Lloyd's house he went directly back to his own and with the aid of some paper and his wife's clothes he set fire to the building in four differ ent places and as the flames mounted upwards he stood near by and loudly called to his wife to "watch the d place burn." Police aid was sent for but before Con stable Young reached the scene Lamber son had disappeared but later on be was located at the Susquhanna Hotel, South Danville, and about 11 o'clock was ar rested by Officers Mincemoyer and Voris : and placed in the county jail. The house and all its contents were en tirely destroyed. When seen Sunday Mrs. Lamberson had not entirely re covered from the nervous shock she had I suffered and her face bore evidence of her husband's brutality. About eight years ago Lamberson at tempted to take the life of the late Jesse Ammerman anil in consequence he had to spend 18 months in the Eastern Pen | itentiary. JOB PRINTING The office of the AMERICAN being furnished with a large assortmen 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 Ofall Kinds and Descrption. |Jgf°Get our prices before place your orders. WM. L. DEIITSCH ELECTErroCOIINCIL To Fill Vacancy Caused By The Death Of John Rebman Borough Funds Low. Council met in regular session Friday night with the following members pre sent: President Kemmer and Messrs. Goldsmith, Holloway, Fetterman, Cbes nut, Vastine, Sechler, Amesbury and Lauer. William L. Deutsch was elected to fill the unexpired term of John Rebman, deceased. He had no opposition and as soon as the ballot had been taken and the result announced he was sworn into office, Burgess Mover being present at the meeting, and he at once took his place with the other First Ward Council men. The Borough Treasurer's statemen was read and showed a net balance on hand of $0,301.40. After the statement had been read, Mr. Goldsmith stated that the Borough funds were rapidly ap proaching a low water mark, it having been calculated that after the payment of the bills now due only $197.05 would remain in the Treasury. He recom mended the most extreme economy and stated that it would be impossible to pay the salaries of the regular employes or the wages of any of the Borough help until February, at which time the re venue from the liquor licenses would come in. C. P. Hancock and T. F. Patterson ap peared before the body and made com plaint against certain persons who are said to be encroaching on tbe public road in the vicinity of the Episcopal cemetery and their request, that the Streets and Bridges Committee confer with them on the matter, was granted. Mr. Holloway presented a letter from the Union Automobile Passenger Co., of Williamsport, who ask for the exclusive right to operate an automobile line through the streets for a period of 15 years. The request was laid on the table. On request, Matthew Ryan was given permission to build a blacksmith shop on the site of the one now situated on the left side of North Mill street, just beyond the City Flour Mills. At the suggestion of Mr. Amesbury the Fire Committee was instructed to pur chase a supply of coal for each of the Hose Companies. The following bills were ordered paid: WATER DEPARTMENT. Regular employes $144.30 Sam A. McCoy 20.00 Labor and hauling 725.50 Curry & Vannan 80.74 Haines, Jones & Cadbury C 0... 13.86 H. Rupp 7.25 Welliver Hardware Co 682 48 A. C. Amesbury 91.91 Standard Gas Co 6.60 Trumbower & Werkheiser 79.87 Lackawanna railroad 182.22 Drayage 2.00 BOROUGH DEPARTMENT. Regular employes $82.50 Labor and hauling 52.74 P. C. Cotuer 44.00 G.W.Hendrick 2.00 Joseph Hunter 50.00 H. L. Gross 62.50 Standard Gas Co 3.20 Standard Electric Light Co 463.19 H. R. Moore 84 Sudden Death Saturday Night. At the home of her adopted daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Livziey, Grand street, Saturday evening, occurred the death of Mrs. Phoebe Gearhart, one of Danville's well known residents. She died very suddenly, heart disease being the cause. She had been in the best of spirits throughout the day. At seven o'clock in the evening she return ed from a visit with a neighbor and com plained of a shortness of breath. In order to get the air she sat down on the side porch and ten minutes later expir ed. Mrs. Gearhart is survived by her mother, Mrs. Kate Bates, and two brothers. _ The Montour & Columbia Telephone Company will place oneof their 'phones in the P. & R. depot today.