Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, July 05, 1900, Image 1
He Fapr-i— ---—For He Home The circulation of this paper is in creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the AMERICAN. SUBSCRIPTION $1 PER YEAR DR. IRVINU 11. .jfc.NMNUS, DENTIST. Office Hours 9A. M.to VI M. 10Jt Mill St., IP. M.to iP. M. Danville, Pa. SIIULT/., SI. U. 425 MILL ST.;' DANVILLE, PA. Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines a Specialty W. P. ANISLK, DENTIST^- OFFICE: 218 MILL. STREET. Teeth Extracted without Pain. Crown and llriiitjf Work a Specialty. Equipped with the latest and most improved Instrument* and prepared to execute the most difficult work. DR. C. H. REYNOLDS, (FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA). DEJVIISI Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa Dentistry in all its branches. Charge Moderate and all work Guaranteed. Established 1892. CONDENSED NEWS. Bright warm weather will increase the patronage at the sea shore resorts. 4 Nearly fifteen hundred people spent yesterday afternoon at> DeWitt's park. Many family picnics were enjoyed yes terday. Nervous folks were not looking pleas nt yesterday. A little daughter arrived at tlie home of Edward Mottern, Ferry street, yes terday. Since the picnic season is in full bloom Danville liverymen are doing a rushing business. We had a number of fine exhibitions of fireworks last night arranged by pri vate families. Danville this year left the matter of a Fourth of July celebration in the hands of the small boy. The Sunday school of Christ Episco pal church will picnic at DeWitt's park Wednesday, July 18th. A great many farmers in this section celebrated part of the Fourth by hard work in the harvest field. Farmers in this vicinity say that the chestnut crop will IK* a good one this fall, as the trees are blossoming pro fusely. The changes in the temperature this season are strictly marvelous. The weather is certainly fickle; first it blows hot, then blows cold. Geo. Burger, the Mechanicsville milk man, appeared on our streets yesterday with a handsome new milk wagon. The wagon was built by D. C. Hunt. Persons having purchased tickets for the Danville Cycle path are requested to call for them at either Leniger's drug store or Rempe's jewelry store. Within the past few days fire haß de stroyed a valuable 40 timber tract situated between Mausdale and Moores burg, belonging to P. H. Cotner of this city, E. 11. Guie, Esq., formerly a resident of Catawissa, but now residing in Seattle, Washington, is a candidate for Gover nor of that state on the Republican ticket. John James, William Murphy, Charles Kittle,-Charles and Martin Forney, John Wildsmith, David Spotts, William Lewis and Mont Knorr are camping on Carr's Island this week. The house that is compactly closed during the day is the one that will be coolest at all times. Open the windows after the sun sets, but not while the glare is oil the pavement. This is the time of the year most dan gerous to the health of little children. Children should have plenty of fresh air and wholesome food and then sickness will not be BO liable to attack them. Colonel Clement has issued an order for the election of a captain of Com pany G, 12th regiment, on Tuesday, July 17, to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the commission of Capt. Evan Russell. At the A. M. E. camp meeting on Sun day the Bev- Johnson, formerly pastor 112 the local congregation, preached two excellent sermons. Meetings will be held every evening during this week and on Sunday next. During the week no admission fee will be charged. There are all kinds of ways to enjoy the Nation's Birthday, but the worst is to fill up on hard red liquor and howl. The man who does that generally spends the balance of the week on the stool of repentance woudering why in the world he made a pale gray jack of himself. The majority of the Fourth accidents were caused by the deadly blank cart ridge and the size of these cartridges are twenty-two. The reason that the twenty-two is the most used is undoubt edly due to the price, blank twenty twos being on the bargain counter this year and alleged pistols in which they are exploded being in the same cate gory. ■' "' L The friends of C. F. Huth, Esq., of Shamokin, are urging him to allow his name togo before the state camp of the P. O. S. of A. at Lebanon next August as a candidate for state president. He very acceptably filled this office several years ago and with the boom just start ed endorsements are pouring in from all sections urging him to be a candidate. "THIS Cot NTRV WILL NEVER HE ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDS WITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOL. 4.V-NO 27. PRESENTED WITH A BEAUTIFOL SABRE Major G. P. Gearhart Honored by Com pany F. Major C. I'. Gearhart, of the First Battalion of the Twelfth Regiment, X. G. I'., was Thursday presented with a handsome sabre as a tcuken of the com pany's esteem. After the regular drill tne presenta tion took place. The speech was made by Capt. .1. 15. Gearhart, who detailed the progress made by Major Gearhart in the regiment. He told of his joining company F, twenty years ago, soon af ter the company was organized. In a few months he was made a corpcal. A sergeant's warrant soon followed and in IS.S(i he was made a First Sergeant. Af ter four years he was elected First Lieut enant and in 1895 was unanimously elected Captain. When the Spanish war broke out lie volunteered and com manded Company F, one of the best in the regiment. When Major Barber was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he was elected Major of the First Battalion of the Twelfth regiment. in conclusion Captain Gearhart said: "This company wishing to show their appreciation of the long and faithful services of Major Gearhart and to furth er stimulate him in his brilliant military career have unanimously voted to ask him to accept this gift as a token of the high esteem in which this company hold him. Major Gearhart I now have the pleasure of presenting on behalf of the members of Company F, this sabre, whicti I hope you may someday carry not as a Major but as a Major General." Major Gearhart responded with a few well-chosen remarks,in which lie heartily thanked the members of the company and told of the interest which he took in the organization. Congressman Polk also spoke, complimenting the company on its fine showing at the recent inspec tion. The sabre is a beautiful one mount ed with* gold. On the blade is en graved the name of the recipient. On the nickel scabbard is the following inscription "Presented to Major C. P. Gearhart of the Twelfth regiment, N. G. P., by members of his former command, Company F, Twelfth Regiment." * Local Soldier Goes to China. Samuel Waite, a Danville boy, is among the United States soldiers which have beeu sent to the scene of the trou ble in China, by this Government. Mr. Waite, who is a son of R. S. Waite, was formerly a member of Company F, Twel fth regiment and served with that com pany, tluring the Spanish War. After the Twelfth was mustered out Waite enlisted in the Ninth I'. S. in fantry, and shortly after his enlisting that regiment was sent to the Philip pines, where it was stationed on the is land of Luzon. Last week his regiment with others was ordered to China to pro tect the American interests as well as the lives of American missionaries, who are laboring in the vicinity of the pres ent hostilities. lie sailed for that country on Monday, June 25. Knitting Mills Prize Winners. As the result of the first three weeks pay at the Danville Knitting mills Satur day the following employes received the prizes offered by the manager to those making the best wages: Excelsior Knitting machines, Lizzie Henkie, s2l. Brinton machines, Savilla Barnhart, ♦19.08. Scott A. Williams machines, Maud Goss. $17.45. hoopers, Cfceila Treas, $17.81. Winders, Katie Mullen, sll.Ol. Toppers, first prize, Lizzie Ilorton, $10.U5; second prize, Louise Haney, $11.01; third prize, Wesley Robinson, £10.97; fourth prize, Mary Henkie,slo 62; fifth prize, Matthew Law, £10.44. • Owing to the changing of the machin ery all of the winders were obliged to lose three days. Mrs. Maus Entertains. Mrs. P. E. MaUs gave a 5 o'clock tea at her pleasant home in Mausdale Friday evening in honor of her guest, Mrs Kate Watson, tif Philadelphia. The beautiful table decorations were pink and white. Those present were: Mrs. S. A. Yorks, Mrs. K. M. Grove, Mrs. K. H. Woolley, Mrs. Lillie McCormick, Miss Katherine McCormick, Mrs. 11. C. Wolle, Mrs. F. C. Derr, Mrs. I. 11. Jen nings, Mrs. F. C. Angle and Mrs. J. M. Baldy, of Philadelphia. A Chaplain Appointed. Colonel Clement has announced the following staff and non-commissioned appointments: The Rev. Charles Mori son to be chaplain,with rank, of captain He will be obeyed and respected accord ingly. (Quartermaster Sergeant George E. Deppen to be regimental sergeant major. Private William C. Gretzinger, Co. A, 12th Regit men t Infantry, N. G. P., to be regimental quartermaster ser geant. A Fine Display. George Rianard, representing the In ternational Correspondence Schools, of Scranton, has a fine collection of photo graphs of the schools, work of different pupils and a display of text books on exhibition in the window of Maiers & Bruder's barber shop. Funeral of Elmer Fox. The funeral of the late Elmer Fox will be held to-uiorrow at 2 p. in.from the home of his father, William W Fox. Interment in Odd Fellows' cemetery. DANVILLE, PA., THURSDAY, JULY 5. 1!)00. WILL BE ABLE TO USE 30,000 'PHONES A Gigantic Telephone Combination to Be Effected. Subscribers to the Montour & Colum bia Telephone Company will soon have an ©pportuuity of talking to Washing ton, Baltimore and Pittsburg. Steps have been taken to bring about this end by the Independent Telephone Com panies which now have more 'phones in operation in Central Pennsylvania than the Bell corporation has in the entire state. In a letter received by a stock holder of the Shamokin Valley company from the secretary of the Washington Com pany, which wants to connect their line with the Harrisburg Company and thence to Shamokin line, the follow ing information is gleaned. The company has a plant erected at Pittsburg, which cost $1,500,000 and which has just been putin operation. In Baltimore they have 1,300 phones. In Pittsburg 5,000. Four thousand more phones are to be placed in Baltimore within a week. In Washington the com pany has 3000 bonatide five year con tracts for telephones. There are 7000 telephoi.- t com:- cted in the Cumberland Vali*.,. At Yoik and Lebanon they have 150 >, Scrant>>n and Wilkesbarre have ; 0 . Alle:ito. :i has 3000 and Norristow :> L-ik) t«'U phones. These, togeth*.- vitli the Washington Company, whuh lists j:',- 000, will give subscribers the privilege of having the use of over 30000 tele phone". Freight Movement. Although the various railroad com panies are now in the midst of what is known as the dull season, traffic over the Pennsylvania Railroad is still con siderably ahead of June, 1H99. The to tal movement of June was about 140.000 which while far less than during the winter and early spring, is over four per cent, heavier than June 1899, at which time the Pennsy thought it was doing a heavy summer business. During the month there have been periods of decided slumps, when even the movement was not heavy enough to keep the regular trainmen busy, and at other times there were spells when there was such a rush that the extra men had to fx' called upon. On the whole, the movement is very satisfac tory to the officials and trainmen. The latter are entirely satisfied to take things easy during the hot weather, as they know that a rush will come in the fall that will keep them going day and night. More than one-third of the shipments are coal and coke, while the finished products of the iron and steel mills are a close second. Many cars of steel rails bridge and structural iron are now go ing over the road. The Vacation Season. At this time of the year many people are planning a vacation. If it is at all possible to get away from home a few days rest will be quite beneficial. Where shall a vacation be spent Y impor tant question is often difficult to solve. Whether you select the seashore, the mountains or the country, be careful to visit a place where you will be free from the conditions that have made you tired. Many people go where they hud the largest crowds and do taeir best to keep up to the fashions. They enjoy . that sort of thing or they would 'nt do it, but how much . „ they receiv ed. The chances are that upon their return home they are fatigued and stand in greater need of rest than before they left home. Well considered and well managed vacations ;ye worth more than their cost in time aiid money and therefore it is very essential that in planning a few days from home a place should be selected where your time may be spent in a manner most restful and agreeable. Improving the Y. M. 0. A. Building. For sometime past the Ladies' Auxil iary and the management of the Y. M. C. A., have been putting forth every effort toward the improving of the Asso ciation building, and the work was be gun Friday. The improvements in and about the building will include new linoleum in the game room, reading room, office and hall. The hall linoleum will be of an attractive tiling pattern. Changes will be made in the bath rooms, while paint and calcimine will greatly add to the interior appearance of the building. The old furniture is being renovated and a number of new chairs, etc., will be purchased. The whole building has beeir thor oughly cleaned during the past few days and soon the Y. M. C. A. will again be made attractive and a second best place to the home for the boys. Teachers Were Chosen An interesting meeting of the Mahon ing to wnsliip school board was held oil Monday evening, at which time teachers for the township schools were elected. The following members of the board were present: President Roberts,Foust, Kruium, West, Williams and Crossley. After a number of ballots were taken the following teachers were selected: East Danville schools No. I,Gertrude Mapstone; No. 2, Prudence Blizzard; Toby Bun, C. W. Fisher; Bald Top, J. Lloyd Krumm; Gravel Bank, Alice Guest; Sidler Hill, Miss Boudman. It was decided to ask for bids for the putting in of a furnace in the East Dan ville school house. Sept. 10 was fixetl as the date for open ing the schools. "TEDDY" HCKETTS' ERICHTEOL DEATR Instantly Killed by a Beading Passenger Train in Shamokin. At the Philadelphia A Beading Mark et street crossing, Shamokin, Thursday afternoon, at 2.38 o'clock, Edward Pick ett-:, of No. lf> First street, this city, was struck and instantly killed by a passeng er train. Mr. Kicketts left this city on the 12.38 train on the Pennsylvania railroad Thursday afternoon for Shamokin, where he ex pi'ted to attend the funeral of Robert Taylor, one of the victims of thf mine accident, which otwared Saturday; also to visit one of his daughters. He had been in that city but a short time when he was instantly killed, while in the act of crossing the tracks, by the passenger train which leaves Sunbury at 158 o'clock. His body was horribly mangled. It was quickly identified and word was sent to this city. Mr. Ricketts was quite deaf and it is presumed that he did not hear the approaching train. The re mains were taken in charge by Under taker Farrow. The deceased was 80 years old, and I for 40 years hat! resided in this city. He was a familiar figure on the streets and | was commonly known as "Teddy." By occupation he was a scissors grinder. He j is survived by a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Peter Fox,of Shamokin,Mrs. Albert Paugh,of this city;:ind live sons, George, William, Jesse Edward and Joseph, all of this city. The following jury was impanelled by Coroner Dreher and an inquest was held on Friday night: D. R. Drumheller,George Medlar, John Welsh, J. A. Weaver, Jacob Herrold and Joseph Wolf. A large number of wit nesses were examined, four of whom were eye witnesses of the terrible acci dent. It was determined that the victim, when struck, was crossing the tracks be tween fifteen ami twenty feet from the crossing. In view of this fact the com pany was exonerated from all blame, and the verdict was that Edward Rick etts' death was due to his own negli gence while in the act of trespassing up on the property of the Philadelphia & Reading railway company. The funeral of the deceased, which was largely attended, was held from the family residence, 10 First street, on Sat urday afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Shindel officiating. The pall bearers were: Will iam Mover, Hiram Weaver, Andrew Thomas, John Bookmillar. Henry Shutt and Jacob Minier. The interment was made in Odd Fellows' cemetery. What is this Scheme ? Among the prominent visitors to Bloomsburg yesterday were J. S. Fels inger, proprietor of the Vankirk House, Northumberland, Carl Litz, proprietor of the Arcade at Dahville, and Wm. Matteson, the popular conductor on tlie afternoon 1). L. &W. passenger train. These gentlemen were here on import ant business, the purport of which,how ever, they refused to divulge, but it is given out that they are interested in one of the greatest schemes of modern times, which, if it goes through,millions will be made. Success to them and their project is our wish.—Bloomsburg Daily. Children in a Falling Tree. By breaking down of a cherry tree Monday afternoon, five children came very near being seriously injured,*ts it i was they all managed to escape. The whole five were seated in the branches of a tree in front of the resid ence of Sophia Gearhart, on Walnut street, when the trunk of,the tree broke and it fell to the ground, carrying tlie youngsters with it. They were all badly frightened, but uninjured. Shot Blue Rocks at Washingtonville. The blue rock shoot, fifteen birds to the man, between the Washingtonville and Mausdale teams at Washingtonville yesterday resulted as follows: Mausdale — L. Feigles, 11; J. Fry, 10; A. Fry, 10; A. Lawrence, 9; A. Dii-tz, !♦, C. Lawrence, 8; P. Fry, 8. Washingtonville N. L. Wagner, 14; C. Moser, 12; H. E. Seidel, 12: I). Cal houn, 11; A. C. Conrson, 8; N. Billmey er, 7; J. Zaner, 0. Entertained at Edgemont. Mrs. R. 11. W'oolley entertained the following ladies at her beautiful country home, Edgemont, Tuesday: Mrs. P. E. Maus, Mrs. I. 11. Jennings, Mrs. F. C. Derr, Mrs. 11. C. Wolle, Mrs. F. C. Angle, Miss Woolley, Miss Jewett, of i New York; Mrs. Charles Watson, of Philadelphia. Luncheon was served at 1 o'clock. Oulick's Addition Has Water. The work of laying the water mains and placing two fire plugs at Gulick's ; Addition has beeu completed and that part of the borough now lia§ good wat er supply anil fire protection. Oanal Boat Excursion. The Sewing Circle of Christ Episcopal church will give a canal boat excursion to Chulasky on Monday evening, July 9th. Tickets 10 cents . Refreshments : will be served on.tln' lioat. Leave Mill street at 7 o'clock. j 1 Professor Urie Lee Gorily, who was last week elected to the principaiship of ! the Danville High school, has accepted | the position and resigned from the local High school faculty. Secretary Haas I lias already received over a dozen appli cations for this position.—Shamokin ' News. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Brief Mention of the Movements of Your Friends-*a.ud Acquaintances. Miss Goldie Johnson is visiting rela tives in Suubury. Miss Clarissa Johnson is visiting rela tives in Shamokin. Mrs. I. W. l'ursel, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is visiting her father, Hon. James Foster Walnut street. Charles Twist, of Chicago, arrived in this city last evening for a visit at the home of bis mother, Mrs. Susan Twist, East Market street. Miss Mary Worrall, of Media, is the guest of Miss Charlotte l'ersing, Centre street. William Kla.se, of Ursinus College, ar rived in this city last evening for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry 1 Klase, Water street. Dr. J. M. Baldy, of Philadelphia, ar rived iti this city last evening to join his wife, who is spending the summer here. Dr. and Mrs. Reynolds haye returned from a visit in Elmira, Y. Miss Jennie Bird, of the Millersville Normal School, arrived here Tuesday for a visit with her parents on East Market street. Mrs. Emanuel Wolfe, of Philadelphia, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Maier, Mill street. Miss Tillie Greenwalt, of Schuylkill Haven, is spending a few weeks the guest of Mrs. Lizzie Greenwalt, in East Danville. Mrs. T. F. McGinnis has returned from a visit In I'ottsville. Mr. and Mrs. 11. C'. Wolle spent Mon day with Williamsport friends. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Campbell and daughter, Anna, of Sunbury, Were guests at the home of John Keim, Riverside, over Sunday. Irviu Yannan, of Coatesville. accom panied by his wife and three sons, Paul, Irvin and William, arrived in South Danville Monday for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K 11. Yannan. Miss Sadie Kemp, of New Britain, Conn., is visiting her mother on Pine street. Captain Charles W. Forrester, of Chic ago, Western Superintendent of the Union (Penn'a) freight lines, is visiting friends in this city. Mr. Forrester was a former resilient of Danville and is a brother of the late Ira I'orrester. Eli Mayer, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is vis iting bis father, Rev. Adolph Mayer. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Miller .have re turned from a visit with Benton rela tives. . Miss Minnie Ephlin is visiting friends in Philadelphia. Joseph Limberger, of Portsmouth, Ya., is visiting his parents on West Mahoning street. Miss Ella Griffith of Shamokin, is a guest at the home of Stephen Prout, Railroad street. Misses Rella and Ilattie Adams are visiting Shamokin friends. Mrs. Charles White is visiting . rela tives in Sunbury. Mr. and Mrs. T. 11. Johns and sons, William and Raymond, left on Tuesday, for Shamokin where they will attend the Fourth. iss Lulu Cowling, of Washington, is the guest of Miss Ida McCormick, East Market street. Miss Mary Leamy and Master Doug las Smith, of Eaglesmere, are visiting ing Miss Agnes I, eamy, Northumberland street. Russell Angle and Miss Lulu Angle, of Muncy, are the guests of A. C. Angle, East Danville. , Howard Hill and family, of Jordan township, Lycoming county, are visit ing the former's aunt,' Mrs. B. F. Smith ers, Grand street. Mr. William Wintersteen, of Bethle hem, is a guest at the home of 11. C. Wolle, West Market street. Miss Margaret Frantz, of Berwick, is the guest of Miss Maggie Edmondson, East Market street. Miss Keturah A. Smith, who will speak in Pine street Lutheran church, this evening, is a guest at the home of Secretary W. D. Laamaster. » Mr. and Mrs. 11. K. Geringer, Miss Agnes Hodfe and Mr. Walter Lunger enjoyed a drive to Swenoda yesterday. Miss Gertrude Kase entertained a few friends in honor of her guest, Miss Gertrude Morgan, of Binghamton.at hem home in South Danville yesterday. Those present were: The Misses Katherine, Ella and Lizzie Vastine and Miss Lillian Richart. Miss Blanche Goldsmith, of Philadel phia, is visiting her parents on Lower Mulberry street. Charles Pennepacker, of Williamsport was a visitor in this pity yesterday. F. P. Ortli,the South Danville barber, spent last evening with friends in Cata wissa. Charles Oberdorf, of Shamokin, visit ed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Ob erdorf, West Mahoning street, yester day, William Byerly.of Williamsport,spent yesterday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Byerly, on Walnut street. Mrs. Geo. Rossman is visiting her par ents in Sunbury. Mrs. D. E. Jones and daughter, bay, of I'ottsville, are guests at the home of W A. Sechler, West Mahoning street. TRANSFER OF THE TELEPHONE LINE Montour & Columbia Company Assumed Control Tuesday. The Montour & Columbia Telephone Company Tuesday afternoon assumed full control of the telephone lines,which cover Montour and Columbia counties. The transfer was made by- the Eastern Electrfcal Construction Company,which had the contract for building the line, and which has nearly completed its work. Thenfeeting was held at the Montour House and the Construction Company was represented by E. Y. Yarnell, secretary anil treasurer; W. D. Barnard, manager and Henry Lewis, chi«-f engineer. The following members of the Montour & • Columbia company were present: President, C. P. Han cock; secretary, J. P. Helfenstein, of Shamokin; treasurer, F. C. Angle, Esq.; directors, Nevin Funk and William S. Moyer, of Bloomsburg, and C. M. Clement, of Sunbury. A manager will now have to be appointed and two line men employed. It has now been definitely decided to construct the line from this city to Washingtonville and work will be be gun as soon as the right of way is secur ed. , Or. Mac Donald to Wed Dr. Everitt. The engagement of Dr. Ella B. Everitt, a former resilient of Danville and daughter of Mrs. Eliza G.. Everitt, of 209 East Center street, to Dr. Arthdt> Mac Donald, of Washi»gton, has been announced. The Philadelphia Press in announcing the engagement says:—The engagement is announced of Dr. Arthur Mac Donald, specialist in the United States Bureau of Education, Washing ton, D. C., to Dr. Ella 15. Everitt, chief resident physician And surgeon at the Woman's Hospital. Philadelphia. Dr. Mac Donald after graduating from the University of Rochester, completed the course in Union Theological seminary New York City, was then post-graduate in philosophy at Harvard,and appointed fellow in psychology at John Hopkins, and subsequently studied medicine and allied sciences in European universities; was given a •'Docentship" ("a diploma beyor 1 the Doctorate") in ethics and criminology at Clark University, Wor cester, Mass., and is now in the United States Bureau of Kducation as specialist in education as relates to sociology and abnormality. He is author of several works as "Abnormal Man," "Le Crim inel Type" and "Study of Children." Dr. Everitt, after finishing her college course, graduated from the Woman's Medical College,she was appointed phy sician in charge of the North Western Hospital, at Minneapolis. She subse quently became assistant physician and gynecologist at the State Insane Asylum of Minnesota. She now is chief resident physician of the Woman's Hospital, of Philadelphia. Dr. Mac Donald does not believe that every professional woman who marries should necessarily give up her profes sion, but rather should be encouraged to advance in it still further. The engage ment of himself and Dr. Everitt he re gards as unusual, as it is seldom that two persons of extensive professional training are attached to each other matrimonially* Twelve Will Attend From This City. The fifth annual Pennsylvania Bible Conference will be held at Eaglesmere, commencing on Saturday evening, July 7. About a dozen people from this city are preparing to attend. Many prom inent speakers will *be present and Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D. D., will de liver a series of seven lectures. The accommodations within the Chau tauqua grounds, namely the hotel an.l cottages, will be reserved for Associa tion members and those of their imme diate families who accompany them; ministers and members of their immedi ate families. The dining room of the Chautauqua Inn has been doubled in size and all delegates other than the above will find splendid and convenient entertainment in the several excellent hotels about thu lake. Refused to Transfer License. Judge Little and Associates Divel and Thompson held court in this city Satur day. A petition, asking the transfer of the Hotel Oliver liquor license from H. R. Land is to A. 11. Neyhard, was refus ? ed. In the proceedings of John O. Rep pelt vs. Catherine Reppert, a divorce was granted. lift ward Reppert was given in* the charge of Catherine Reppert until he reaches the age of 21. A div orce was granted in the case of Sara A. Palmer vs. John Palmer. More Freight Means More Help. On account of the increasing freight traffic on the Pennsylvania railroad it has become necessary to employ ad ditional help. John Landau, ofSouth Danville, has been selected for a position in the freight house and William Laidacker, who for merly had charge of the freight depart ment, wilf net as baggage master and clerk. Mercantile Company Organized. At a meeting of the Danville Mercan tile company Tuesday evening, Edward Campbell was elected president and manager, and Thomas E. Deen, Esq., secretary and treasurer. The company 's [ warehouse is being stocked with a fine | line of goods and in a few days busi ness will be commenced. ESTABLISHED IN 1855. PUBLIC DRINKING ' ROTAIN ARRIVES And is Now at the Marble Yard of T. L. Evans' Sons. The new public drinking fountain, which is to be erected by the Women's Christian Temperance Tnion near the Weigh Scales, has at last arrived, and it is probable that it will be placed in posi tion before the end of the week. The ladies expected that the fountain would be here within a few days after the order was placed, but they were in formed by J. W. Fiske, of New York, fro whom it was purchased, that it would he necessary to manufacture the style of fountain they desired. The con tract for furnishing the stone founda tion has been let 4» T. L. Evans' Sons, and the fountain is now at their marble yard. Joseph Lechner will do the plumbing. The exact location dT the new drink ing place will be at the junction of Mill, Bloom and Northumberland streets. It will be necessary to lay waste pipes to the corner of Mill and Lower Mulberry streets to connect with the sewer. It was the hope of the ladies to have the fountain in use by the Fourth of July, but as the ice attachment has as yet failed to arrive, it is likely that it will be the latter part of the week be fore it can be used. Terribly Cut and Bruised. As a result of being thrown from a carriage near Mausdale Saturday even ing, about 8:30 o'clock, Alphonso Kinn, of Lower Mulberry street, this city, was cut and bruised about the head and face almost beyond recognition. Kinn had driven Robert Yincent to his home, near Mooresburg, and on his return stopped near Mausdale to call on some friends. He was in the act of turning his horse around, when the ani mal gave a sudden jump, tipping the carriage to such an extent that Kinn pitched out on the ground, landing on his head and face. Mausdale parties brought him to this city and Dr. S. Y. Thompson was summoned. An examination showed that the un fortunate man had been terribly cut and bruised about the head and fourteen stitches were necessarry. His nose and cheeks were also badly cut and bruised. The *vounds bled profusely. An Exciting Eunaway. Supt. Ceorge M. West of the Standard Electric Light company, and Chief-of l'olice Mincemoyer were making a round of the various junk shops Tuesday in search of stolen iron and brass, and in doing so came very near having to walk home. A short distance above the borough they tied the horse, they were driving, to a tree, while they took a look at a pile of scrap. The animal became fright ened and breaking the tie strap started up the road at a furious pace. Two of the wagon wheels ran into a ditch,along the roadside,and the vehicle tipped over pulling the horse over on its side. One of the wheels was broken, but by patching it up the two gentlemen were able to ride back to this city. The horse was badly cut about the legs. Compensation Very Meagre. Although the Salvation Army com menced its work in this city in Novem ber last and since that time has been actively engaged here, but few people are aware of the lrfeagre '■ mpensation which is received by its odioers. The impression seems to be that the officers receive a stated salary for their work, but such is not the case. The local branch of the organization is self-sup porting which means that its officers must earn their support here. From November to June the average weekly income, upon which Ensign Heift was obliged to support his family, consisting of a wife and three children, was $4.59. After eight monthsof hard work Ensign and Mrs. Heift are desirious of taking a needed vacation and the proceeds of the children's entertainment, to be given in the opera house, on Monday, Jnly *9, will go toward paying the expenses of..a furlough, which will be speut at an Ar my Home of Rest. w % Usual Number of Accidents, Fourth of July accidents were about as numerous as ever yesterday,although none were very serious. They Started early in the day and shortly after mid night W. I). Solomon was painfully burned on the right leg by the discharge of a blank cartridge. George Hunt, the 8-years-old son of I). C. Hunt was carrying a box of per cussion caps in his pocket when they suddenly exploded, burning about half of bis blouse away, -also blistering the left side of his face and his left arm. Robert Nice, a MORNING NEWS carrier, residing in South Danville, and a son of Mrs. Louisa Nice, was burned about the eyes. Emanuel Driscoll, another lad, allowed a cannon cracker to explode in his left hand, painfully injuring the thumb of that hand. Will Shut Down For One Week. The entire Reading Iron works shut down Monday for one week. This is to allow the company to make some needed repairs and all the mills, with the exception of the Skelp, will again resume operations on July 9. A new fly wheel for the engine in the Skelp mill will be procured, placed in position and the mill started as soon as possible. Working Single Turn. The Howe & Polk Structural Tubing i works Monday morning started to work single turn. JOB PRINTING! The office of the AMERICAN ueing furnished with a large assortmen of job letter and fancy type and job material generally, the Publishei anrounces to the public that he it prepared at all times to execute in the neatest manner JOB PRINTING Ofall Kinds and Descrption. jggTGet our puces before plac in£ your orders. HIS DEATH CAME WITHO£TWARIIINC Eush Z. Gearhart Passed Away Suddenly in Eush Township Very sudden was the death 'of Rush K. Gearhart, of Philadelphia, formerly of this city, which occurred at the home of his uncle, Cad Gearhart, in Rush township, early yesterday morning. The deceased had arisen about 6 o'clock and taken a walk about the premises upon returning he sat down upon the porch and in a few seconds fell over dead. The remains were brought to the home of the dead man's aunt, Mrs. Sarah Gearhart, 329 Mulberry street, where they will be kept until the funer al arrangements have been made. Mr. Gearhart was about 58 years of age and was a bachelor. He was a printer by trade and some years ago he resided in this city. On Saturday last he arrived here for a two weeks visit with relatives in this vicinity. A Quiet Fourth in this Oity. The 124 th anniversary of the inde pendence of the United States of Am erica passed off with unusual quietness in Danville yesterday, as a majority of our citizens left the city to celebrate the event. At DeVVitt's park, in spite of the shower, it is estimated that there was a crowd of 1,500 yesterday after noon and a large crowd last night. Bet tween 800 and 1,000 spent the day in Sunbury and Danville was well repre sented in Washingtonville, Shainokin and Catawissa. The program at the park was well car ried out. In the shoot for the trophy, offered by Dr. DeWitt, W. E. Lunger was the winner. Out of 25 birds the fol lowing score resulted: Lunger, 14; D. Evans, 11; Schram, 11; Scarlet, 8; J. Evans, 7. In the bicycle race there were two con testants, Theodore Fisher and Jacob Snyder. The former won in the excell ent time of 2.33. The base ball game be tween Riverside and the "77V resulted - in a.score of 16 to 4 in favor of the form er at the end of the fifth inning. Mem bers of the local team claim that Rive.-- ■ side refused to play the game out aud that they are entitled to it by a score of 9to 0. Dancing was held both after noon and evening. NATIONAL GUAED NOTES. During the coming encampment a regimental summary court will be held each morning by the lieutenant colonels at which time offenders will be dealt with according to the breach committed. Fines imposed by these courts will be deducted from the camp pay of the of. fender. All of the companies of the Thirteenth regiment have procured blue shirts and campaign hats. A number of new medals and trophiea have been offered for the state rifle matches. This year s meet promises to be most interesting. An order was issued from National Guard headquarters Saturday stating that at the division encampment to be held August 4to 11 inclusive the annual inspection would be made under direc tion of inspector general. No enlistments except re-enlistments will be made between July 11 and Aug gust 11. Transportation orders will only be used to furnish transportation to of ficers and men of National Guard and civilian cooks not enlisted and borne on the rolls. Headquarters aud company baggage must be kept at the minimum. A full supply of rations will be issued in each command and expenditures made from annual allowance for sub sistence in addition to the regular issue of rations will not be approved. Requi sitions for quartermaster of ordnance stores will not be honored after July 20. Each company of infantry, battery or artillery aryj troop of cavalry will be furnished in camp with field ranges and cooking outfit to be shipped from state arsenals. Death of Mrs. Walton. Mrs. Mary Walton, widow of .Joseph Walton, one of the oldest residents of this city died at the home"of her Sligh ter, Mrs. James Cruikshauk, 411' Pine street, at an early hour yesterday morn ing. Her death was due to pnemnonia and she had been ill for about twtf weeks Mrs. Walton was 88 years of rffce and for 00 years had resided in this city. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James Cruikshauk. and one son, Harry, of Milton. The funeral (private) will be held on Friday at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Odd Fellows' cemetery. Enumerators Will Get Pay. Director Merrimau of the census bu reau, requests the contradiction of the report which has been circulated in some portions of the country to the effect that the census enumerators are not to be paid promptly. "They will be paid," he said yesterday, at Washington, as soon as their reports properly certified by the supervisors are received. We re qnire the certificate by supervisors, but when this is forthcoming we have the money with which to promptly pay all these claims. A Deaconess to Speak. Miss Keturah A. Smith, a deaoonesn from the Lutheran Deaconess Home, Washington, D. C., will speak in the Pine Street Lutheran Church this even ing, at 7.30 o'clock. Her address will be on the work of the deaconess. Every body is cordially invited. M»* is enroute to Eaglesmere to c i bible conference.