Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, July 19, 1900, Image 1
Home Paper—— —-Far lie Some The circulation of this paper is in creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the AMERICAN. iUBSCRIPTIOH $1 PER YEAR DR. IRVING H. JENNINGS, DENTIST. Iffice Hours A. M.to 12 M■ 10i Mill St., P. M.to 4P. M Danville, Pa. SHCLTZ, M. o. 425 MILL ST., DANVILLE, PA. iseases of the Stomach and Intestines a Specialty W. P. ANGLIC, DENTIST OFFICE: 218 MILL STREET. >eth Extracted without I'utn. Crown and bridge Work a Specialty. lulpped with tlie latest and most improved Instruments and prepared to execute the most ditlk'ult work. DR. C. H. REYNOLDS, (FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA). DENIIBI iffioe, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa entistry in all its branches. Charge Moderate and all work Guaranteed. Established 1893. ANNOUNCEHENT. I hereby announce myself as a candi te for Jury Commissioner, subject to e decision of the Republican County invention. J. P. WEAVER, Mahoning Township. I'ONIOSEIIIEWS. Keep cool. Watermelons are cheapening, l'he heat has retarded hotel business, vloonlight picnics are being enjoyed. Not quite so warm, but warm enough, .lany of the farmers are cutting their is. !eer wagons are weariug prosperous pearances. Che Susquehanna has beeen falling tidly this week. he hay fever victim will soon be off the mountains. everal camping parties are being ar ged for next week. ettle with the lax receiver before •tember Ist; it pays, t. Paul's M. E. congregation will pic at DeWitt's park tomorrow, he residence of Mrs. William Mass, om street, is being repainted, ohn 11 ixson is putting a new tin 112 on the Lyon building, Mill street, he picnic season seems to have struck Vitt's park in earnest this month, /ork on the addition to the South aville school building is being rushed, ew signs are being painted on the liver Hardware Company's building, he Pastors of several churches of this will enjoy their vacations next ltb. large number of Danville house pers are using the gas cook ranges • summer. he congregation of the Immanuel itist church picniced at Indian Run i Tuesday. le citizen with money and time has ity of railroad excursions to choose I this summer. iere is considerable suffering at near very industry in this city from the ent hot spell. iring the next few weeks the school lings of this city will receive a ough house-cleaning. <e Sunday school and friends of st church much enjoyed the day at 'itt's park yesterday, e fee Cream Festival at Straub's ch, Frosty Valley, on Saturday ing, was well attended. stice of-the-Peace J. P. Bare who •>een conHnad to his home the past weeks, is much improved, iters should bear in mind that they be registered sixty days before the ion in their respective districts. llefonte will have a big demonstra- July 25th and 20 th, the occasion be lie centennial anniversary of Cen* ounty. Ipb Diehl is employed in the post during the absence of Chief Clerk .. Sub Carrier Peifer is doing Mr. Pa work. e work of building new facings on abutments of the river bridge is essing rapidly. The first pier was ed yesterday. ; Rev. A. B. Bowser of the First st Church and Rev. F. S. Vought, . Peter's church, exchanged pul unday night. * Rev. George E. Limbert, of Shiloh med church, will assist at the re ng services of the Union Church, jeville, next Sunday. ; Sunday schools of Trinity M. E. di, this city, and St. Peter's, of Danville, will picnic at DeWitt's Wednesday, July 25th. account of the heat Bloch Bros', factory closed down yesterday • ng. The Silk mill closed at five k last evening. The larger indus *ere all short of help. at preparations are being made for <urth annual reunion of the Re -1 church in Central Pennsylvania teld at Clement's Park, Sunbury, irsday July 20th. A large nuui- Danville people expect to attend, members of the P. O. S. of A., in •kin, have passed resolutions re support to any candidate who itoxicants to secure votes. This leasure was adopted and prose .vitli some success at the last mu election of that borough. "THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDS WITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOL. 45—140 2i>. PREPARING FOR Tilt ENCAMPMENT A Full Company Will Be Sent From This City. The members of Company F, Twelfth regiment, have commenced making ac tive preparations for the annual division encampment of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, to be held at Mt. Gretna, commencing August 4th. A full com pany, composed of sixty-three men, will leave this city on the night of August 3rd. The equipment of the Guard this year is better than for many years previous and Company F is cer tain to make a most excellent appear ance. Following are the names of those who will attend: OFFICERS. Captain—J. Beaver Gearhart. First Lieutenant—Frank M, Herring ton. Second Lieutenant—William L. Clark. First Sergeant—William J. Keim. 0, M. Sergeant—Walter S. Ostrander. SEK(i EASTS. Frank N. Keefer, Charles E. Mills, William R. Watts. CORPORALS. Martin L. Landau, George R. Gross, Thomas Jameson, Herbert S. Dreifuss, William Russell, Charles B. Nuss, Frank Newbaker. John Barry, MUSICIANS. Wellington 11. Vastine, John Stevenson. PRIVATES. Benjamin Andrews. Oscar Burdick, Abram Childs, Edward Cooney, Elbert W. Coxe, Anthony Dick, William C- Dougherty, Frank Ebling, Frank Everett, William 11. Frey, Alfred J. Fry, Ralph B. Gaskins, Abram Gennaria, Daniel Gillaspy, William A. Greiner, Charles M. Gretn, William Hunt, Jacob H. Johnson, Charles H. Jones, David B. Jones, Benjamin Kneibler, Moot Knorr, Robert J. Lewis, George C. Marshall, William Marshall, George B. Miller, Elijah Morgan, Walter Mottern, Leon Mover, Holland Moyer, Charles McCormick, Lloyd Nungesser, Lance Corp. George Oberdorf. Ambrose Prentiss, Charles Prentiss, Henry F. Prentiss, J. Dallas Reppert, George T. Rogers, Frank Sanders, 11 arm an Sechler, William Sechler, Percy Shade, Albert"Smedley, William Snyder, Elwood Stout. fiuckel for Sheriff. We are pleased to learn that Mr. Dav id Rnckel of this city has yielded to the pressure brought to bear upon him by j his host of friends to accept the Repub- j lican nomination for Sheriff. It goes ( without saying that Mr. Rnckel possess- J es all the qualifications for the success- j fill and projier conduct of this office and j is a man for whom all persons irrespect- | ive of party affiliation can consistently and conscientiously vote. He is an esti- j mable gentleman, an excellent citizen and a soldier who has seen service. No , more available man could be found for this place on the Republican ticket and we urge upon all Republican voters throughout the county the duty and propriety of turning out and giving Mr. Rnckel a unanimous endorsement at the coming primary election. A Pleasant Event. Thomas L Jones celebrated his 50th. birthday anniversary yesterday after noon by giving a party to a number of his relatives and friends at bis home 504 Church street. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Eli Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kashner, Misses Ruth and Marie Kashner, and Lulu Jones of Bloomsburg; Mrs. L. M. Fetterolf and daughter Gladys, of Mainville; and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Van Horn, Mr. and Mrs. John Mourey, Mrs. William Hollingshead anil Mrs. P. A. Foust of this city. Engineer Badly Injured. James Kelly of Catawissa, an engineer on the Philadelphia and Reading Rail road met with a shocking accident, yes terday afternoon. He was in charge of a "pusher," on a fast east bound freight train, and when near Mainville, while leaning out of the cab window, was struck on the head by a telegraph pole- He was taken to his home in in uncon scious condition, and last night he was reported as being in a critical state. In Shamokin all dogs are prohibited from running at large between now and September Ist, unless muzzled. DANVILLE, PA., THURSDAY, JULY lit. 1900. RURAL KELIVHRV IS MONTOUR COUNTY Application For the Establishing of a Route Has Been Made. There is a strong probability that be fore many months have passed many of the farm districts of Montour County will have rural mail delivery, such as are being established in adjoining counties. Hurley Sidler, a resident of A'allev township, recently petitioned Congress to establish a route from this city to Kaseville; thence to Mausdale and Swenoda. He has received notilication that the matter has been referred to the post office department and that the ap propriation for this branch of the mail service is at present nearly exhausted. He was given the assurance that his petition would receive consideration as early as possible. The establishing of this route would mean the abolishing of the post offices at Kaseville, Mausdale and Swenoda, but the mail service for these places would be vastly better than at the pres ent time. Another excellent route, which has been suggested, is from this city to ■ Union Corner, Quitman, l\.xino« and Elysburg. These places are now served by route from this city. I'.oih of these routes, which l.ave bet n spoken of, are thickly populated and are cer tainly entitled to rural delivery. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION. The Republican County Convention will be held in the Court House on Sat urday morning, July 28th, at 10:30 o'clock. The primaries will be held on Friday evening, July 27, between the hours of 7 and 9 o'clock at the usual voting places. Threatened by a Dangerous Blaze. A very effective private lire fighting force saved the Mansion House restaur ant from a big loss by fire yesterday morning. No alarm was sounded and the Haines were gotten under control before they wrought much damage. The fire was discovered by Henry Waite, an employee, iti one of the sec ond floor bedrooms. He immediately called to Mr. Heddens and with the as sistance of the employes of the restaur ant, and without the least confusion,the Haines were extinguished. A bureau and its contents ami several other pieces of furniture were burned, but other than this the damage was slight. How the fire started neither Mr. Hed dens nor any of the members of his household can tell. The timely dis covery of the flames prevented what might have been a disastrous conflag ration. The Chief After Sunday Swimmers. Chief-of-Police Mincemoyer is still keeping up the crusade against the small boys who persist in swimming in the canal, inside the borough limits. Sunday afternoon the Chief, dress ed in citizen's clothes, walked down the canal bank and a short distance below the Reading fron Works he discovered between thirty and forty lads enjoying a Sunday afternoon swim. Citizen's clothes, however, did not sufficiently disguise the Chief and the boys seeing him approaching, picked up their clothes and escaped, before he was within calling distance. A Painful Accident. Bertha, the 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Riley, of East Front street, met with a painful accident at the Silk Mill, yesterday, where she is employed. The young lady was seated on a win dow sill when in some manner the stick which held the window open was knock ed out, allowing the heavy sash to fall on the back of her right hand. Dr. Curry dressed the injury and though no bones were broken, the hand is badly bruised and Miss Riley will be unable to work for some time. Hack Party. The following ladies and gentlemen enjoyed a hack drive to Washington ville on Tuesday evening, taking supper at Mrs. Fanny Heddens' hotel. Misses CarrieTrumbower, Lizzie Foulk, Hattie Russell, Hilda Hornberger, Lillian Gord ner, Messrs Ralph Foulk, Arthur Hed dens, Reese Edmondson, William Rus sell, Thomas Jameson and Walter Miller. Arrested at His Brother's'Puneral. Frank Eckman came east to attend the funeral of his brother, Elliot a jus tice of the peace at Trevorton, and while the mourners were on their way to the grave at Klinesgrove, Detective Paul F. Fendrick, of Shamokin, arrested Frank for deserting his wife several years ago. Eckman was committed to jail. Foot Race. An exciting foot race between James Heddings and James Morrison, of East Danville, took place on Tuesday night. Mr. Heddings was the winner, covering the distance of one-eighth of a mile in , the remarkable time of one and one half minutes. Crops In This County. It is said that the wheat yield in this county this year will average but little | more than a half crop. To a great ex- I tent the reason for the shortness of the crop is the lack of rain during the spring months. The yield of fruit, especially | apples and peaches will be immense. DANVILLE MAY HAVE ANOTHER SILK MILL A New Company About to Be Organized By Danville Capitalists While the prospects for the iron and steel business in Danville are not very encouraging we may soon have other in dustries in the place which will affyrd employment for a number of hands. The Danville Knitting Mill has been very busy for months past and the ad dition of more machinery within a short time will necessitate the employment of new bauds. Mr. Hartman's Silk Mill is in a flourishing condition ami a large number find employment at this busy industry. The above industries have been built within the last few years. ft is now quite likely that we will soon have another silk mill in this city. A company is to be organized with a paid up capital of $25,000 and it is under stood that most of the capital is to be furnished by Danville people. Wheth er a new plant will be erected will be de cided later. It is thought that suitable buildings may be found for the work. Another new silk mill would employ several hundred hands and though a great majority of the operators of the machines are girls, they would soon be able to earn very fair wages. Assault and Battery Case. Mrs. Gertrude Welliver of Rough aud Ready St., swore out a warrant yesterday charging her neighbors Mrs. John Keef er and daughter with assault and bat tery. Tbe trouble started Tuesday even ing when the Keefer and Welliver boys got into a tight. Mrs. Welliver, it was said, shook the Keefer boy and then the fun commenced by Mrs. Keefer and daughter taking up the fight. Mrs. Welliver says that the woman and her daughter followed her* into Ler house and gave her a beating. Constable Young served the warrant yesterday afternoon and a'hearing was held before Justice Hunter 'last evening. After a number of witnesses had been heard, Mrs. Keefer and daughter were held in fIOO bail for appearance at court. Boat Ride to Chulasky. In honor of her guest, Miss Gertrude Nesbit, of Sunbury, Miss Jane Lloyd last evening gave a pleasant canal boat party to Chulasky. The young people were chaperoned by Mrs. George A. Kerscher, and those present were: Misses Florence Voris, Nell Sherwood, Agnes Hodge, Mary Fry, Jennie Lovett, Hattie Fry, Julia Argrave, Grace Ware, Anna Held, Hilda Hornberger, Blanche Campbell,Anna ami Edna Lloyd, Messrs. Harry Rote, of Philadelphia; George Bowman, of llollidaysburg; Curry Fish er, William Hunt, Frank Newbaker, Howard and Harry l'atton, Blaine James, Howard Clark, Ray Clayton, William Bailey, Harry Welliver, Nelson Woods and George S. Maiers. New Machines Will Arrive Shortly. At the Danville Knitting Mills Fri day afternoon the lumber for the tables upon which the new machines are to be placed arrived. The tables will be built and the shafting placed in position during the coming week, and within two weeks thirty-six machines, fifteen full automatic stripers and twenty-one Brinton machines, will be in operation. To run the new machines will require thirty additional hands, which it is ex pected, can be secured without difficulty. The cotton stripe workers on the Brin ton machines Saturday were given an advance of two cents per dozen. Bessemer Stock Advances in Price. It has been rumored within the past week that the Danville Bessemer Steel Company's works in this city would soon be sold. Nothing has been made public yet, but it looks as though there 1 might be a purchaser for the plant at an early date. Yesterday's Philadelphia papers stat ed that there had been a demand for Danville Bessemer stock and nearly two thousand shares had been sold on Tues day at fI.OO per share, advancing from j and j. In Favor of Rev. Pfleuger. A congregational meeting of Trinity Lutheran church was held Friday night and was largely attended. It was de cided to call another meeting for Mon day evening, July 30, at which time a pastor will be decided upon. A majority of the members seem to favor the Rev. O. F. Pfleuger, of Eliza bethville, who is now president of the Danville Lutheran conference. He has preached here on several occasions and well pleased his hearers. Diphtheria Causes Death. Lulu Miller, tbe ten-years-old daugh ter of Mrs. Alice Miller, 25 Northumber land street, died Sunday afternoon, at 3.30 o'clock from an attack of diphtheria from which she bad suffered since last Tuesday. The funeral was held Mon day and interment made in Odd Fellows' cemetary. Rupert Camp Meeting. The annual campmeeting of the A. M- E. church of Bloomsburg will be held in the lless Grove, Rupert, commencing Sunday, July 28th, and continuing un til Sunday, August sth. Able divines and good singers will be present. Danville is usually well represented at tbe Rupert camp meeting. On a Fishing Expedition. Post Office Clerk Eugene Miles and Letter Carrier William Lloyd are enjoy ing a two weeks' fishing expedition in the vicinity of Cameron. PERSONAL Brief Mention of the Movement of Your Friends and Acquaintances. Dr. Edward Davis, of Berwick, visited bis parents on Mill street yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. I'. C. Hoover and Miss Mattie Hoover of Bushnell, Illinois, and Mrs. David Hoover, of Snydertown, are guests at the home of Eli Hoover, South Danville. William Curry Esq.. of Scran ton is visiting his parents 011 West Mahoning street. Mrs. James Martin and son James, returned yesterday from a visit with rel atives in Jersey City. Mrs. Archie Mcßride, accompanied by her daughter Marie, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Martin, Railroad street. William Bubeck, of Philadelphia, is visiting his grand father John Bruder, Bloom Street. C. A. Wagner, of Ottowa, drove to this city yesterday. Richard Moser, of Mooresburg, was a visitor to this city yesterday. Jacob Hoffman, of Washingtonville, was a visitor to this city yesterday. Miss Marie Schaner, of Shamokin, is the guest of Miss Minta Schultz, Mill street. Miss Ida Sechler, called on Milton friends yesterday. Ross Harner, was in Sunbury a few j hours yesterday. Mrs. George Yastine, of Catawissa, | called on friends in this city yesterday. Mrs. Margaret Reep and Miss Beulah Wertner, of Carlisle, are guests at the home of Koss Harner, Kast Market street. Joseph L. Shannon, drove to Dewart yesterday. Miss Lillian Gord ner returned to Uni tyville yesterday after a visit with Miss Carrie Trumbower, East Market street. The Misses Clemens returned to I'otts ville yesterday after a visit at the Slier iff homestead, East Market street. Miss Cora DeWitt is visiting friends in Wiiliamsport. M. K. Walters of Milldale, Yirginia, is a guest at the home of George D. Ed ! mondson, East Market street. Miss Frances Musselman, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and niece Miss Ruth Hoover, of Shamokin, are visiting at the Musselman homestead, West Mahoning street. Mr. and Mrs. George Sonneborn, of New York City, are visiting at the home of Major Gearhart, South Danville. Mr. and Mrs. (ieorge Yocmn of Bear Gap, and Mr. and Mrs. John Clinger man, of Union Corners, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Pensyl, South Danville. Messrs. Edward Watson and Harold Peck, of Philadelphia, were the guests over Sunday of Dr. and Mrs. J. M Baldy, at the Shultz residence, West Market street. Rev. L. D. Ulrich, of Philadelphia,who preached at Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday, was the guest of Mrs. Web ster Foust, Front street. Miss Kate Purpur of Millheim, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Louisa Purpur, I'pper Mulberry street. Miss Mary McCann returned to Phila delphia, Saturday, after a visit with her sister, Mrs. JohnTooley, Mill street. Miss Blanche Ritlle, of Riverside, left Saturday for a visit with friends in Phil adelphia. Mrs. John Keim, of Riverside, is visit ing friends in Shamokin. Mr. Stephen Edick, of New York City is the guest of Major C. P. Gearhart, South Danville. Misses Mame Devers, of Philadelphia, and Mame Berry, of Milton,have return ed home after a visit, the guests of Miss Kathryn Riffel, Ferry street. Misses Emma and Adeline Keiner and Master Luther Keiner, are visiting their brother Walter, in Shamokin. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Laumaster, Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. McCoy, Miss Kate Rey nolds, Miss Gussie Bruder, Walter Kra mer, William G. Maiers and George W. F. Woodside returned Monday from Eaglesmere, where they were attending the Y. M. C. A. Bible conference. Miss Mabel Keys, of Elktou, Md.,who has been a guest at the home of Edward Czechowicz, West Mahoning street, is spending a few days with friends at Roaring Creek. Mr. and Mrs. G. Shoop Hunt, of Cape May, N. J., are visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. John 11. Hunt. Miss Bertha Kramer, of Holuiesburg, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will G. Kramer, East Front street. Mrs. Lizzie Keller and Mrs. Amelia Frank, of Tarentum, are visiting at the home of Jacob Fischer, Mill street. Mrs. Maggie Mourer is visiting friends in Princeton, N. J. Mrs. Jacob Berger, of Riverside,return ed home 011 Saturday, after a visit with relatives in Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Jacob Yordy, of Shamokin, Mr. and Mrs. William Dyer, of Pottsgrove, and Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison of this city were recent guests at the home of Jacob Berger, Riverside. Dr. and Mrs. 11. B. Meredith, left Tuesday for a trip to Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Miss Clara Williams, of Pittston, who has been the guest of Miss Sarah Cun ningham, East Front street, left lues day for a visit with friends in Harris burg. 1 (Other Personals on Fourth Page.) FIRE DESTROYED BARN AND CONTENTS On the Farm of 0. C. Moyer Near Toby Run. Early Sunday morning fire totally destroyed a large barn and contents 011 the farm of Liveryman C. C. Moyer, near Toby Run School bouse. The fire was discovered by Mrs. Moyer about 6 o'clock and was then burning so fiercely and bad gained such headway that nothing could be done to save the struc ture and in a very short space of time it was in ruins. The barn was a comparatively new structure, which together with its valu able contents, makes tbe loss a very heavy one. In the upper portion of the building were stored two hundred and fifty bushels of wheat and thirty tons of bay. On tbe lower floor a calf was sta bled and the poor animal unable to es cape, perished in the flames. Two truck wagons, harness, two plows, one har row, one corn planter and one hay rake were also destroyed. The wnly horse in tbe barn was res cued by Mr. Moyer, who was painfully burned about the hands and face while getting the animal out. It is believed the fire was the work of an incendiary and not the result of sponta neous combustion, as was first thought. This belief is shared by Mr. Moyer and by persons liviug in the vicinity of the lire. Miles Farnswortb, who lives a short distance from the Moyer farm, discover ed the fire nearly a half hour before the Moyers did,and flames were then issuing from three different parts of the struct ure. Another suspicious occurrence, Mr. Mover says, is that when he return ed to the farm from this city shortly af ter 11 o'clock Saturday night he found the front doors of the barn, which he had carefully fastened before leaving the place, standing wide open. The watch dog also kept up a constant howl all dur ing the night, which is very unusual. The farm bands were at work during the day, scattering the hay in the barn, and Mr. Moyer claims that spontaneous combustion from this impos sible. The loss of the buildingjand contents is estimated at between $1,500 and 11,600. Neither the building nor the con tents were insured. Work Commenced on the Fountain. The new public drinking fountain, which during tbe warm weather is great ly needed, will be in position probably within tbe next few days. The work of excavating for the pipes, which are to be used to carry off the waste water, was commenced Monday, it will be necessary to lay pipes to tbe corner of Mill and Lower Mulberry streets. The ladies were in hopes of having tbe fountain in working order long before this but the delay was occasioned by the failure of the ice cooling attachment to arrive. Danville is soon to have a drinking fountain which will not be surpassed by any in this portion of the state and one of which our citizens and the local W. C. T. U., the donors, can feel justly proud. Dr. Newbaker's Father Dead. Dr. John Barnett Newbaker, father of Dr. P. C. Newbaker, of tliis city, died at his home in Trevorton, on Thursday,from a complication of diseases, from which he had suffered for a number of years. I)r. Newbaker was one of the most prominent physicians of Central Penn sylvania and a well-known Northumber land county politician. He was elected to the State Legislature in IS7I. He is survived by a wife and four children. Dr. P. C. Newbaker, this city, Mrs A. L. Bastress, of Shamokin, John J., of Steelton, and Mrs. J. J.John, of Lykens. Death of Martin Staub. At his residence, 307 Church street, late Friday night occurred the death of Martin Staub, a very well-known resi dent of this city. Mr. Staub had been ill since January and his death was due to a complication of diseases. The deceased was 09 years of age and was born in Germany. He came to this city in 1851 and ten years later came to Danville to reside. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Brinton. An Enjoyable Musicale. Mrs. Lewis Woods gave a musicale to a small number of friends on Monday evening, at her home on Mulberry street, in honor of Miss Lillian Benfield of West l'ittson, who is the guest of Miss Lizzie Ritter. Those present were: Mrs. Ellen Rote and son Harry, of Philadelphia, Misses Alda and Celia Bassett, Jane Lloyd, Grace Ware, Lizzie Ritter and Mr. J. J. Newman. Some Handsome Badges. Elias Maier, who on Thursday even ing returned from tbe convention of the Elks in Atlantic City, is displaying a very handsome line of badges of the Sunbury, Atlantic City. Salt Lake City, Hartford, Conn., Harrisburg, Camden, N. J., Richmond, Ya., and Pittston or ders. Preparing for Camp Meeting. A number of Danville people are mak ing preparations to attend the camp meeting at M t. Grove,which begins next month. Great interest has been arous ed in tbe meeting this year and it is ex pected that there will be a large attend ance. Clean the Gutters. Now that the hot weather is here and sickness is prevalent it might be well for t he Danville people to see that their gut ters are cleaned of foul surface water l KSTAIILISIIED IN 1855. MISCHIEVOUS BOYS STONE AN AGED MAN Watchman John McDermott Violently At tacked by Youngsters. Eight mischievous boys were before Justice Bare Monday night, charged by the Lackawanna railroad company with committing assault and battery upon one of the company's employes, John McDermott, aged 71 years, who tends a watch box near the Bessemer plant. The lads, whose ages range from twelve to seventeen years, nearly all reside in the First ward. On Wednesday after noon last they were playing about the watch box when 6ome-one of the party proposed stoning the watchman just for fun. They stoned the old gentleman for sometime, a number of the missiles striking him and to finish the fun they ran up close to Mr. McDermott and threw coal ashes over him. The rail road company hearing of the assault immediately commenced action against the miscreants and Constable Young yesterday served warrants on the whole eight. Before Justice Bare the lads were lined $2 a piece. Four of the eight boys were members of a gang who threw stones at Charles Smith of this city, one day last week. Following are the names of the young offenders: Robert Evans, Kimmer David Jones, Charles Woolrich, William Dentinger, Sidney Keilly, Roy Rock wood and Lester Robinson. Death of E. H. Eckman. Elliot H. Eckman, of Trevorton, a for mer resident of this city, died at Atlan tic City on Thursday morning last,where he had gone to try and regain his health. When Mr. Eckman left for Atlantic City, he was not aware of the malady, which was pronounced "hasty consum ption," that had taken hold of him, nor of the seriousness of his illness. He had hardly reached the city until he became worse instead of better. The air was too heavy for him and he seemed to fail at once, even before he could realize his condition, he was past recovery. He leaves a wife to mourn his sudden taking away. He was 40 years of age. Mr. Eckman resided in this city twelve years ago, and for sometime kept a gro cery store at the stand now occupied by Lenigerßros.' drug store. The funeral took place Sunday morning. Interment was made at Klines grove. Mail Carrier's Narrow Escape. A. S. Miller, of I'axinos, who carries the mail from that place to Danville was thrown from his wagon while driving to this city on Tuesday afternoon and had a very narrow escape from being fatally injured. Miller had driven several miles when the bolts, holding the reach of the wagon, came out, separating the front wheels from the rear portion of the ve hicle. He was thrown out, badly bruis ing his face and arms, and though the plucky mail carrier held onto the lines he was dragged quite a Idistance before he could stop his horse. When he reached this city with the mail he looked as though he had exper ienced a very narrow escape from a terrible accident. An Aged Lady Painfully Injured, As a result of being thrown in the gut ter by the sudden starting of a milk wagon early Tuesday morning, Mrs. Edward Fitzgibbons, of Sycamore and Mill streets, sustained injuries which may prove quite serious. Mrs. Fitzgibbons was purchasing milk from Frazier's wagon. While standing between the wheels, the horse started very suddenly, throwing the lady to the gutter. She was assisted to the house and Dr. Paules was summoned. An examination showed that the un fortunate lady had broken the bone in her right arm near the shoulder; and also badly dislocated her shoulder. A Pleasant Party, Miss Gertrude Heim entertained a number of friends at a lawn party Tues day evening at her home on East Front street. Those present were; Mrs. Lewis Bloch, Mrs. Samuel Bloch, Mrs. Gustave Wyle, Mrs. Eli Rosenthal, Misses Rose Lowenstein, of New York, Bessie and Rose Sondheim, of Mauch Chunk, Ella and Bertha Meyers. Dora Maier, Blanche Goldsmith, Cora Dreifuss, and Gertrude Goldsmith; Messrs, Milton Loeb, Esq., of Sunbury, Simon Goldsmith, of Du- Bois, Clarence Goldsmith, of Philadel phia and Herbert Dreifuss of this city. Shepherd Dog Attacks Boy. Frank Boyer, aged fourteen years, who resides with his parents on the Delcamp farm near Grovania, was badly bitten by a shepherd dog on Sunday evening. The lad was brought to this city and Dr. I'aules dressed the wound. Good Music. Stoes' Band, under the direction of J. Tyler Oberdorf, serenaded a number ot our citizens on Saturday evening. The band shows a marked improvement, and rendered some very choice selec tions. A Lawn Festival. The Young Peoples' Society, of the Pine Street Lutheran Church, will hold a festival on the lawn in the rear of the church, next Saturday evening. Stoes' Band will furnish the music. Captaiu Butler in Charge. During the absence of Ensign and Mrs. lleift, Captain Butler of New York, will have charge of the meetings at the Salvation Army Hall. JOB PRINTING! The office of the AMERICAN oeing 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 arid Descrption. tdifGet our prices before plac ing your orders. tICIITII ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT Of the Training School of Attendants at the Hospital. Amusement Hall at the State Hospital for the Insane was crowded Thursday night the occasion being the eighth ann ual commencement of the training school for attendants of that institution. The exercises were very interesting and for the first time the Hospital orchestra, consisting of lifteen pieces, assisted in the program. Shortly after 8 o'clock the graduating class, composed of nine gentlemen and three ladies took their places in the front row of chairs. On the stage were seated Dr. Meredith, Rev. Dr. Dimmick, Rev. G. E. Limbert,James Scarlet, Esq., Dr. Sweisfort, Dr. Det weiler, Williamsport; Dr. Trowbridge, BufTalo; Dr. Harvey, Wilkesbarre. The program opened with an invoca* tioT by Rev. Limbert, which was follow ed by an overture "Heyday" by the or chestra. The address to the class was well delivered by Dr. Trowbridge, who spoke of the organization of the train ing school and of his having delivered the first lecture to the tirst class. The address was followed by a piano solo •'Rondo Capriccisso" by Miss Bradley. The diplomas were conferred to the fol lowing graduates by Superintendent Meredith: Charles E. Bahner, Joseph K. Bird, William L. Gelnett, Norman T. Hall, William E. Heller, James A. Hodge, Chester I. Saylor, James Earnest Yingling, James W. Zimmerman, Dalie L. McLaughlin, Susan Amelia Saylor, Mary Garsed Woods. The orchestra rendered another selec tion, "Souvenir de Bucalossi," following which Dr. Johnston awarded prizes as follows: tirst, Chester I. Saylor; sec ond, William L. Gelnett; third, William E. Heller. The program closed with the benediction by Rev. Limbert. Following the exercises a pleasant re ception was given to the class and grad uates by Dr. and Mrs. Meredith. Dur ing the reception the orchestra render ed some fine selections and refreshments were served. Prohibition County Convention. The Prohibition county convention was held at the Salvation Army Hall, Ferry street, Tuesday evening. Thomas Curry called the convention to order and Levi Sechler was made chairman of the meeting. Prof. J. M. Kelso acted as Secretary. lor County Chairman, Samuel Mills was unanimously elected and Ralph Kisner was elected Vice Chairman. Prof. J. M. Kelso was the choice of the con vention for Secretary. For delegate to the State convention, which meets at Pittsburg on August Bth, the Rev. O. G. Heck was elected to represent this coun ty. Thefollowing Executive committee was appointed at last night's convention: Thomas Curry, Levi Sechler and Rev. O. G. Heck. This committee, which was empowered to make the nominations for county offices, will meet next Mon day night. After all business before the convention had been disposed of, the Rev. O. G. Heck, who wlls one of the State delegates at the National Prohibi tion convention in Chicago, gave a most interesting talk on the work that the party has planned for the coming cam paign. The Prohibitionists will open their campaign in Pennsylvania with their State convention at Pittsburg on Au gust 8. Overcome by the Heat. Uriah Grove, who resides on Vine street, while calling on a relative at 38 Montour Row, Tuesday afternoon was overcome by the heat. He was seated in the kitchen and as the room was very warm he was suddenly prostrated. I a falling from the chair he bruised him self about his head and face. He was taken to his home where restoratives were applied and Tuesday night he was ported as resting easily. A New Industry for this Oity. An Overall and Shirt factory will be putin operation in this city in the near future. The new plant will be under the management of the owners, Messrs Abraham Rosenstein and Isaac Lipschi tz, who are at present in New York buying goods. No building has as yet been selected but there are several suit able places in view- The plant will start with 35 hands. Entertained. Miss Blanche Pursel, of Kaseville, very pleasantly entertained some thirty friends at a six o'clock dinner on Satur day evening. Among those present from this city were: Miss Florence Met ier, Misses Cora and Gertrude Kase, and their guests, Miss Morgan, of Bingham ton, N. Y:, Miss Cleaver and Mr. J. W. Clayton, of Philadelphia; Miss Robison, Misses Ellen and Katherine Vastiue, Mr Simon Vastine, Mr. Willard Metier, Miss Elizabeth Metier. Coming Wedding. Invitations are out for the marriage o Miss Jennie Bitterman and Moses Gross of Kansas City, for Sunday July 22nd, at 4 p. in. Mr. Gross is a son of Henry L Gross of this city. Entertained at DeWitt's Park. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Angle entertained some fifty friends at DeWitt's park Mon day afternoon. Music was furnished by Mr. Wyle and Miss Heim. Base Ball. The Bloomsburg Jr. base ball team will contest honors with the Danville 77's, in this city,on Saturday afternoon.