Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, November 08, 1900, Image 1

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The President's Policy Endorsed By An
Overwhelming Majority.
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 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.
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VOL. 45--NO 45.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
The first entertainment of the season J
was given at the State Hospital Tuesday j
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
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.
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
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
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.
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jDpjrlght, 1000, by Ik-ckwood, N. Y.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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
Ofall Kinds and Descrption.
|Jgf°Get our prices before place
your orders.
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
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
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:
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
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.