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IP. y. to P. M. Danville. Pa.
BHULTZ, >l. D.
425 MILL ST., DANVILLI, PA.
Diseases of tbe Stomach and Intestines
W. P. ANGLIC,
OFFICE: 218 MILL STREET.
Teeth Extracted without Pain.
Crown nnd Bridge Work a Specialty.
Equipped with tlic latent and uiotU improved
Instruments and prepared to execute the
most difficult work.
DK. C. 11. REYNOLDS,
(FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA).
Office, Opposite Boston Storei Danville, Pa
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Moderate and all work Guaranteed.
Roasting ears are ripe.
The days grow shorter.
The school boys and girls are count
ing the days until vacation closes.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Morrall nre oc
cupying their new home in South Dan
The pavement of the First National
Bank building has been completed.
Physicians say that the recent hot
wave left a train of those unpleasant
ailments kfiown as summer colds. They
were due to persons neglecting to use
the covers at night.
The next meeting of the Susquehanna
Association, G. A. K., will be held at
Lewisburg when the soldiers new monu
ment is to be dedicated.
The prospects for a big attendance at
Bucknell Ibis coming school year, are
growing brighter each day.
Now for the annual wrestle with hu
Numerous properties throughout the
city have been repainted and otherwise
improved during the past few months,
and a number are still undergoing im
About 100 National Guardsmen are al
ready at Mt. Gretna. They are prepar
ing the camp sites for the various regi
The butchers say that the hot weath
er is beginning to afiect their trade. Not
withstanding their complaints they con
tinue to display a great variety and the
choicest kinds of meats for their cus
tomers. People must have meat and the
butchers know it. They only want a
chance to growl about the weather.
The superintendent of Berks county
says the lowest salary paid a teacher in
a Berks county township is $25 a month
and the highest S4O. The increase of the
average monthly wages for male and fe
male teachers during the past 25 years
was only a trifle over sl. lie says it is
hardly possible to expect teachers to
carry coal,split kindling wood and "trive
satisfaction" as instructors all for $25 a
month and pay tuition at a summer
school during their vacation.
Overzealous bathers continue to drown
themselves as a result of carelessness.
One half hour after the nomination of
K. K. Polk by Northumberland county
Democrats a telegram was received from
the gentleman. It was read to the con
vention which he thanked for its en
Monday twenty-two telegraphers in
the Pennsylvania railroad superinten
dent's office at Harrisburg were given a
wage raise dated July 1.
Now that the month of August is here
and sickness is prevalent it would be
well for the residents of this city to see
that the gutters in front of their homes
are thoroughly cleaned.
As a Twentieth Century thank offer
ing the oflicial board of St. Peter's M.
E. church has decided to pay off the
SOOO debt on the parsonage.
A new flag stone pavement is being
laid in front of Christ church rectory
and along the Pine street side of the
Reports from the farming sections say
that the recent rains were of much bene
fit to the crops.
The Masons of Catawissa will hold a
picnic at DeWitt's park Tuesday, Aug.
A Philadelphia firm yesterday erected
a handsome monument over the grave
of William Faux, in Mt. Vernon cemet
The Bloomsburg school board has in
creased the salary of its teachers.
The dry weather has curtailed the pas
ture, causing a scarcity of milk and but
Short sermons are popular at this sea
There will be a festival on the lawn of
Henry Grove's residence, Spruce street,
Saturday evening, Aug. 4, for the bene
fit of the Ladies' Aid Society of Trinity
M. E. church.
Trinity M. E. church has secured
Howe's moving pictures for tbe evening
of Oct. 26.
The children of the B'ne Zion Sabbath
school, chaperoned by Mrs. Eli Rosen
thal, picniced at DeWitt's park yester
Judge Johnson, who had promised to
render a decision in the Shamokin con
spiracy cases on August 4 has notified
parties interested that he will not be
able to give a decision at the time fixed.
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"TIHS O )l NTRV WILL NEVER I'.H ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDS WITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS."
VOL. LV-N() 01.
At tbe Hands of the Amalgamated As
The steel workers of this city, who re
fused to fill the places ot striking work
men at the plant of the Potomac Steel
Company, at Cumberland, Md., are now
after exoneration at the hands of the
They have written to the Pittsburg
Union with this end in view and stated
their case thoroughly. It was not until
some of the men had been in Cumber
land two whole weeks, that they found
out they were taking the places of the
strikers, and when the fact was made
known they immediately resigned.
They are certainly deserving of being
fully exonerated and there islittledoubt
but what their request will be readily
granted by the Pittsburg Union.
Fell From a Passenger Train.
J. M. Levy, a Philadelphia traveling
man, /ell from a Lackawanna railroad
passenger train yesterday and narrowly
escaped serious, if not fatal, injuries.
Levy was a passenger on the 10:19
East bound train and in order to be
among the first off when the train reach
ed thw depot he got down on the lowest
car step as the train approached the
Mill street crossing. In some manner he
made a misstep and was thrown from
the car and hurled against a fence. His
left hip was painfully bruised and his
clothes badly torn. The injured man
was removed to the Montour House in
a carriage and Dr. Currv attended to his
Working on a Big Contract.
The employes of the marble yard of
T. L. Evans & Sons are now hard at
work upon tiie big contract, which that
tirm has taken to supply the stone work
for the front of the new Market street
National bank, Shamokin.
The contract calls for Portage red
stgne, North Carolina granite and Wy
oming Valley blue stone. The sixth car
load of the stone was shipped Thursday
which means that the big contract is a
trifle over half completed.
The new building when finished will
be one of the handsomest banking
houses in this part of the state.
New Factory in Operation.
The firm of Kosenstein & Lipschitz
have commenced operations at their
overall and shirt factory in the Ammer
man building, on East Market street.
At present about a dozen hands are
employed and all are working on over
alls. The firm has had some difficulty
in obtaining suitable help and not until
they are able to secure experienced
hands will they start to manufacture
shirts. Six machines are now in use and
more will be added shortly.
Will be in the Big Combine.
The P. L. Brewing Company, of this
city, yesterday received .a communica
tion from the Schuylkill Brewing Com
pany, the corporation organized for the
purpose of securing control of the brew- j
eries of Montour, Northumberland and
Schuylkill counties, which stated that
all of the $4,000,000 capital stock has
been pledged. The P. L. Brewery will
very likely become a part of the big
combine, as will also the brewery own
ed by J. 11. Goeser at Pottsville.
Attorney Scarlet Appeared.
C. G. Voris, Esq., attorney for the
Mountain Water Company and James !
Scarlet, Esq., of Danville, representing j
the M.lton Water Company, were be
fore the attorney general at Harrisburg
Tuesday, arguing the application of the
latter corporation for a writ of quo war
ranto to restrain the Mountain Water
Company from putting in a plant in j
Milton. The decision was reserved. I
A Big Appropriation.
The free rural service is expected this j
year to be widely extended, as it has a ;
larger appropriation than ever before, j
the whole amount available July 1, this 1
year being $1,750,000. There is a great J
demand froui all parts of the country j
for the free rural delivery service, and it ■
is probable that some of this appropria- <
tion will be spent in tins county.
Taken 111 at the Picnic.
As the result of eating something
which diil not agree with him, Frank
Kear was taken suddenly ill at the K.
of P. picnic yesterday afternoon and was
brought home in a cab. Dr. Paules gave
him medical attention and Mr. Kear was
much improved last evening.
Clothing Did Not Arrive.
The members of Company F will not
receive their flannel shirts and duck
trousers until they reach cauip at Mt.
Gretna. Requisitions for these articles
were made some weeks ago, but they
failed to arrive.
The Committee to Meet.
The members of the committee of the
Board of Trade, appointed to confer
with Messrs. Weitzel and Smith, paten
tees of the wagon spindle, which may
be manufactured here, will hold a meet
ing Monday evening.
Catawissr People Coming Here to Dance.
A number of young people from Cat
awissa will hold a dance at DeWitt's
park this evening.
Will Play in Bloomsburg.
The "77's" of this city will play the
: Bloomsburg Junior base ball team in
J that place on Saturday.
iiiHvinr PA.. THUBSDAY. AUGUST I IKK).
For County Offices Made at the Conven
The Republicans of Montour county
held their convention in the courthouse
Saturday morning and nominated can
didates for the various county offices.
The convention was called to older by
County Chairman David Ruckel at 10
o'clock. George Lovett was chosen
chairman and D. C. Jones and Harry
Seidel secretaries of the convention.
The following delegates responded to
the roll call:
Anthony —James 1„ Bitler, J. A.
Cooper lsaiah Krum, Wellington
Derry—C. F. Mowerv, J. F. Patter
Danville, First ward—ll. M. Schocb,
George R. Sechler.
Danville, Second ward—Harry Seidel,
Danville, Third ward—D. C. Jones,
Samuel R. Ricketts.
Danville, Fourth ward—George Lov
ett, J. T. Magill.
Limestone —Charles Wagner, Samuel
Liberty —Jacob 1!. inch', K. S. stahi.
Mahoning—John Robert*, Edward
Mayberry—L. E. Johnson, D. W.
West Hemlock—Mmthe.v Mans, Will
Washingtonville—George W. Cromis,
W. R. Robinson.
Valley—Joseph S. Churn, Gilbert N.
No contests were reported anil it was
decide !to proceed to nomination. For
Assembly Samuel Ricketts presented the
name of James C. Foster. The first bal
lot taken resulted in the nomination of
Mr. Foster, the vote being, Foster 2G,
Chalfant 2. Upon motion of Mr. Rob
inson, of Washingtonville, the nomina
tion was made unanimous. George
Sechler nominated David Ruckel for
sheriff and this nomination was also
For Associate Judge, Robert Adams
was unanimously nominated, H. M.
Schoch making the nomination. The
names of John G. Brown and Edward
l'urpur were putin nomination for Reg
ister and Recorder. On the first ballot
Mr. Brown was nominated, the vote
standing 21 to 7. For Jury Commission
er there were four names presented: J.
F. Patterson, Derry; J. P. Weaver,
Mahoning; Harry Kearns, and Omar
Young. Mr. Patterson received It! votes
and was nominated the other received
votes as follows: Weaver, G; Kearns, G.
Edward Whit 6 named W. L. Gouger
for County Chairman and the name of
Peter G. Baylor was placed before the
convention by W. R. Robinson. The
former was nominated by a vote of 2G to
2, and the nomination was made unan
The following conferees to the con
gressional convention were appointed
by the chairman: John Roberts, Frank
Schoch and D. C. Jones
A committee composed of Samuel
Ricketts, Charles Wagner and Harry
Seidel framed the following resolutions:
The Republican party of Montour
county in convention assembled reaf
lirms its faith in the principles of the
party, which saved the nation from
disintegration and whose wise and hu
mane legislation has opened the avenues
of industry and given prosperity and
happiness to the people. We commend
the course of President McKinley in his
humane and honest execution of the
laws and bind ourselves to the support
of the policy, which has given the na
tion expansion of commerce, a higher
civilization and general prosperity. We
heartily endorse the manly, honest
course of JamesC. Foster,as Representa
tive in the last Legislature, and recom
mend him to the voters of Montour
county for re-election. Further as the
representatives of the party we pledge
ourselves to the support of the candi
dates nominated. The resolutions were
The most intense interest shown in
many years was noticed at the Republi
can Primaries held on Friday evening
last throughout the County and
in every precinct the vote cast was lar
ger than for many years past at Primary
elections which speaks well for the suc
cess of the party in Montour the coming
Saturday mwrning's Convention was
harmonious and there was a very large
attendance. Many of the most promi
nent Republicans of the county were
there either as delegates or spectators
and the greatest enthusiasm was shown
in the proceedings.
In nominating James C. Foster as the
candidate of the party for Assembly,the
convention made no mistake. He is
highly regarded by the entire communi
ty and as a representative of Montour
in the Legislature, he is able and well
qualified for any duty that may be re
quired of him. He will fill the office to
the entire satisfaction of the people.
As stated in the AMERICAN several
weeks ago the Republicans of Montour
could make no better selection of a good
party worker for their candidate for
Sheriff than David Ruckel. He has lab
ored faithfully for the success of the par
i ty and as County Chairman he has made
a most excellent oflicial. As au evidence
; of Mr. Ruckel's worth the Convention
unanimously nominated him for Sheriff
; last Saturday morning and we predict
I his election by a large majority.
The Republican Convention honored
a very worthy gentleman when it nomi
■ nated Robert Adams for Associate Judge.
It was a deserved nomination. Mr.
j Adams has always worked for the suc
! cess of the party in Montour and he
| should receive the support of the peo
i pie. His intelligence and ability will
i enable him to perform the duties of the
office of Associate Judge without fear or
John G. Brown for Register and Re
corder and J. F. Patterson for Jury Com
missioner are men of the highest probity.
They are in every way worthy of the
support of all citizens.
To succeed Mr. Ruckel as County
Chairman the Convention made a wise
selection when it selected W. L. Gouger.
The interests of the Republican party
of Montour are in good hands anil we
know he will make a most excellent
WILL til TO CHINA
James Jones and John Martiu Have
Two more Danville boys will shortly
see service with the U. S. troops in
China. They are James Jones\ aged 18
years, son of James A. Jones, of 505
East Front street, and John Martin,
aged 20 years, son of Frank Martin.
The young men left this city about a
month ago and enlisted at the govern
ment recruiting office in Williamsport.
Both were assigned to Troop L, first U.
S. cavalry, which was then stationed at
Denver, Colo. Last Saturday the regi
ment left for San Francisco, and on Aug
15, it will set sail for the scene of the
trouble in China. The parents of Troop
er Jones recently received a photograph
of the young soldier as he appears in
The Ninth IT.l T . S. Infantry, of which
Samuel Waite, of this city, son of R. S.
Waite, is a member, has participated
with the allied forces in some very hard
battles of late and a number of fatalities
have occurred in its ranks. Mr. Waite
has had no word from his sou since the
Ninth has been in China, but a recent
letter from President McKinley assures
Mr. Waite that he will he immediately
notified should his son meet with any
A Great Fuel Saving Device.
The Welliver Hardware Company is
preparing to put upon the market this
fall the Edgar radiator, the invention of
Butler Edgar, of this city, which has
proved itself to be a wonderful fuel sav
The radiator is a corrugated piece of
stove pipe iron, which is so constructed
as to fit on an ordinary stove pipe.
The heat coming from the stove and
striking the corrugated portion of the j
pipe is thrown out intotheroom instead
of escaping through the chimney. A
trial made during'the past winter by
Mr. Edgar demonstrates that a third
more heat was obtained with half the
amount of coal which was previously us
ed without the radiator.
For the present the radiator will be
manufactured for the Welliver Company
by a firm outside of this city. Luter, j
however, the Welliver Company may ,
purchase the required machinery and j
manufacture the radiators in Danville.
Agents will be put on the road this fall
and the fuel savers will very likely com
mand a big sale.
Boiler Explodes in a Saw Mill.
A terrible explosion occurred near the
town of Benton, Columbia county, Fri
day afternoon about 3 o'clock, which |
resulted in the serious injury of three 1
men, one of which will probably die.
The saw mill of Everett & Ikeler is
situated near the town of Benton
and at the aboved mentioned hour yes
terday the water in the engine boiler
was found to be low and a number of
employes started the work of refilling it.
Hardly had they commenced when the
terrible explosion occurred. The boiler
was hurled through one side of the mill
and landed in a corn field, 200 yards
distant. At the same time the roof of
the mill fell in.
Charles Savidge was terribly cut about
the head and his back is badly injured.
The chances for his recovery are con
sidered very slight. Robert Evans was
badly scalded, but will recover, as will
also Herbert Everett, who was badly
bruised about the body.
A Surprise for Their Daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. John Patton gave a
pleasant surprise party Saturday even
ing in honor of the seventh birthday of
their daughter May. The following
Helen and Agnes Smith, Ethel Hostel
-Iy, Mary Krum, Olive Boyer, Marguerite
Heimbach, Agnes Wolf, Genevieve Wolf
Ruth Heath, Grace Bloch, Gertrude
Morrison, Catherine Hughes, May and
Abbie McKinney, Esther Stamm, Will
and Fred Spaide, Gus Bachinger, Clyde
Patton and Alfred Krum.
Will Lengthen the Switch.
A trestle is in the course of erection
east of the marble yard of T. L. Evans &
Sons, which will lengthen the marble
yard switch, running from the Lackaw
anna railroad company's tracks, 370
Along the east side of the trestle a
building, 85 by 40 feet, will be erected,
which will be used by R. J. l'egg as a
coal yard. Mr. Pegg will occupy the
small building on Ferry street, north of
the marble yard as an office. The change
will probably be made within the next
Using the Canal-
Boating on the Pennsylvania canal is
much brisker at present than was antic
ipated at the opening of the season.
There are now about 200 boats on the
canal, most of which are engaged in
transporting river and other coal. The
canal is now in excellent condition, ex
tensive repairs having been made with
in the past two months.
None of the boatmen or persons con
nected with the canal have anything to
say as to the abandonment of the canal
Au Approaching Wwlding.
Invitations will in a few days be issu
ed for the wedding of Miss Annie Miles,
daughter of County Commissioner
George W. Miles, to Ross Milhouse, of
Ithaca, N. Y., formerly of this city. The
marriage will occur in St. Paul's M. E.
church at high noon on Aug. 10, the
Rev. Dr. Dimmick officiating.
Brief Mentiou of the Movement of Your
Friends and Acquaintances.
Miss Rae Dreifuss and guest, Miss
Jean Stackhouse, of New York, called
on friends in Bloomsburg yesterday.
Miss Butler, of Lewisburg,is the guest
of Mrs. R. S. Ammerman, East Market
D. B. Furst, of Lock Haven, was in
this city on business yesterday.
Mrs. Clarence Frick and children,who
have been spending several weeks at
Lake Winola, returned to this city yes
Miss Flmeline Gearhart and Miss Ab
igail Patterson spent yesterday at Roar
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas West and child
ren, of Plymouth, spent yesterday in
Miss Edith March, of Pottstown, ar
rived in this city yesterday for a visit at
the home of L. A. Yocuui, on Bloom
Mrs. A. 11. Woolley spent yesterday
afternoon in Bloomsburg.
Misses Alice and Anna Dimmick left
yesterday for a visit with friends in
Mrs. Jesse hunger is visiting relatives
in Northumberland county.
Mrs Emanuel Wolfe returned to Phila
delphia yesterday after a visit with her
parents, Mr, and Mrs. Jacob Maier, Mill
Chirk iCourson, of Washingtonville,
was a visitor in this city yesterday.
Fred Ellenbogen, of Philadelphia, is
visiting his mother on Mulberry street.
Miss Sadie Kear is visitiug friends in
Miss Nellie Milliken, of Middletown,
is the guest of Mrs. Daniel Byerly, Mill
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Little spent Sun
day with friends at Picture Rocks.
Mrs. Edward Foley is visiting rela
tives in Kingston.
Theodore Angle returned on Saturday
from Highland Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moser, of
Mooresburg, called on friends in this
Harry Welliver, of Philadelphia, was
a guest over Sunday at the home of
Charles Ammerman, South Danville.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson, of
Philadelphia, arrived in this city Satur
day for a visit with relatives.
Mr. ami Mrs. J. K. Mover returned to
Centre Mills Monday after a visit with
their daughter, Mrs.G. E. Limbert, on
Miss Nellie Deen left Monday for a
visit in Scranton.
Miss Margaret Treas, of New York, is
visiting her parents on Northumberland
The Rev. A. B. Bowser left Monday
for Kittanning, where he will join his
family for a visit with relatives.
Mrs. William Cook, of Berwick, is a
guest at the home of Benjamin Cook,on
East Market street.
Mrs. Samuel V. Border, of Williams
port, is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Rogers, East Front street.
Miss Ella Divel, of Philadelphia, is
visiting her parents on Church street.
Miss Jessie Kramer is visiting friends
Miss llarrielte Woods, of New York,
is visiting her father on Mill street.
Miss Wiufred Newbaker, of Bellefonte
is visiting her parents on West Mahon
Miss Hattie Russell is visiting her sis- [
ter, Mrs. John Henderson, in Williams
Ralph Curry, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is
visiting his parents on West Mahoning
Miss Minnie Esterbrook, is visiting
friends in Picture Rocks.
Mrs. C. Lockwood returned to Phila
delphia yesterday after a visit with rela
tives in this city.
The Misses Adeline Snyder and Mag
gie Veith returned to Mt. Carmel yes
terday, after a visit with Miss Mary
Lechner, Mill street.
David Thomas was in Wilkesbarre yes
Mrs. J. C. Heddens and son left yes
terday for Philadelphia after a visit here
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hed
Miss Minnie Ephlin returned last even
ing from a visit with Philadelphia rela
Mrs. I.aura Ilider, of Cleveland. Ohio,
is making a few weeks' visit the guest of
her father. B. F. Myers, in this city.
Mrs. William I'ursel and two child
ren left yesterday for a several weeks'
stay in Atlantic City.
The Misses Blanche and Daisy Lowen
! stein left yesterday for a irip to Phila
delphia and Atlantic City.
Mrs. Wellington Cleaver left yester
day for a visit with relatives in Jersey
Mr. and Mrs. Alem Sechler, of Kipp's
Run. left yesterday for a trip to Long
| Miss Katherine Pfeil, of Tamaqua, is
the guest of Miss Letta P.ausch, East
Airs. William Tilly, of Tamaqua, is a
guest at the home of William Dentsch,
I Miss Maud Ulmstead,of Canton,Oliio,
and Miss Margaret Ilillbish,of Washing
ton, I). C., are guests at the home of Dr.
, DeWitt, Riverside.
AND BAND UNITE
Stoes' Musical Organization Now a Part of
the Friendship Fire Company,
The Friendship Fire Company now
has a musical organization included in
its roll of members. At a meeting held
Saturday night Stoes' band became a
part of the tire company.
The band members will not become
active members of the fire company and
will be exempt from all duties as fire
men, payment of dues, etc. The organ
izations united because it will be benefi
cial to both. The band members find
that their engagements are not numer
ous enough to pay running expenses
and by uniting with the Friendships
they will have a room in which to prac
tice and will probably be able to secure
more engagements. It will still be known
as Stoes' band and will be controlled by
a committee composed of J. Tyler Ober
dorf, John L. Russell and Edward Pur
pur. When the company has occasion
to parade they will be accompanied by
The Armory Condemned.
Adjutant General Stewart has issued
an order containing the reports of the
several Brigade Inspectors as to the con
dition of the N. G. P. at the recent in
spections. The percentage of attend
ance of Company F, of this city, is equal
to that of any company in the Twelfth
regiment and the general average of the
company is 90.75.
The ratings of the various companies
of the regiment are as follows.
Company. Percentage of General
A 100 00 98.00
B 89.28 93.75
C 100.00 !»4.25
1) 100.00 95.00
E 100.00 78.50
F 100.00 90.75
G 100.00 81.87
11 100.00 93.50
I 100.00 93.75
K 100.00 88.50
The attendance average of the regi
ment is 98.92 and the general average is
Major Millar, who inspected the Third
Brigade, condemned the armory of Com
pany Fas being unfit and inadequate
for drill purposes and unsafe for the
storage of state property. Seven other
company's armories of tlieThird Brigade
were also condemned. He reported
Company B, Twelfth Regiment as hav
ing the best arrangement for the care
and safety of state property.
Would Not Fill the Places of Strikers.
All but three of the residents of this
city, who left here several weeks ago for
Cumberland, Md., to accept positions
with the Potomac Steel Company, have
It is said the reason for their not re
maining in Cumberland was because they
were required to fill the places of strik
ers. Some months ago the plant of the
Potomac Company was closed down
while undergoing repairs. When it re
opened colored help was employed,
which caused a strike among the old
employes. The strikers later formed a
union and obtained a charter from the
In view of these facts the Danville
men refused to stay and the positions
held by the three who did remain, are
not places vacated by strikers.
Pastor for Trinity Lutheran Church.
At a well attended meeting of the male
members of Trinity Lutheran church,
held Monday night the Rev. L. I). Ulrich
of Philadephia, was unanimously called
to the pastorate of that congregation.
Rev. Ulrich preached in Trinity church
on Sunday, July 15, and pleased a large
congregation. He is about 26 years of
age, single, and was ordained about a
year ago. Since then he has been en
gaged in mission work in Philadelphia.
The members of Trinity church feel
that in selecting Rev. Ulrich as their
pastor they have secured one well fitted
to carry on the work so ably accomplish
ed by their former pastor, the late Rev.
W. E. Koney.
Mrs. Geisinger Gives a Picnic.
Mrs. A. A. Geisinger gave a picnic to a
number of her friends at DeWitt's park
Tuesday. Those present were :
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Gearhart and
daughters, Ruth, Mary, Ava and Edna
and son, Elliott, Mrs. R. S. Ammerman
and sou, Robert, Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Eggert, Misses Nellie Russell, Nellie
Jameson, Lizzie Russell, Mary Patter
son, Mary Yorks, Katherine Grove, Ada
Gearhart, Miss Mary McCarthy, of Ash
land, Ohio.; Messrs. Arthur Pancoast.of
Lincoln, Neb , W. Boyd Gearhart,Harry
Russell, Charles Lyons, William Ogles
by, Esq., and Charles V. Ammerman,
G. A. R. Picnic.
Goodrich Post G. A. R. at its meeting
Monday night decided to hold a picnic at
DeWitt's park, Friday, Aug. 17. Great
preparations will be made for the event
and twelve posts from other places have
been invited. Another meeting will be
held shortly to complete the program
for the day.
League Will Hold a Festival.
The Luther League of Trinity Luther
an church will hold an ice cream festival
on the church lawn onSaturday evening
Death of Henry Christian.
Monday morning occurred the death
of Henry Christian, an old and well
known resident of Cooper township.
The deceased was 77 years of age.
KSTAIILISIIEI) IN 1855.
BOY STRUCK BY
And Seriously Injured at Mausdale Mon
John Ward, the 18-years-old son of
Thomas Ward, met with a very serious
accident, at Mausdale, Monday after
noon at about 5 o'clock. With several
other boys about the same age Ward
Monday morning boarded a freight
train and went to Milton.
On the return trip the train stopped
at Mausdale to take water and the boys
got off. Ward was standing on a side
track throwing stones. A pusher,which
was coming from the east to the water
tank came down the switch at a rapid
rate. On account of a sharp curve Ward
did not see it until it was very close to
him, and before he could get out of
the way the locomotive struck bim,
throwing him considerable distance.
The injured boy was brought to his
home, 103 Chambers street, and Dr.
Shultz summoned. An examination
showed that two right ribs were broken,
a number a painful bruises about the
head and body, and internal injuries are
To Manufacture Wagon Skeins Here.
At a meeting of the Danville Board of
Trade,held Monday night, the question of
securing for this city a plant to manu
facture a patent wagon skein or spindle
was very favorably discussed and action
in that direction taken.
The meeting was called to consider a
letter from the firm of Elliot & Stutz
man, of Williamsport, manufacturers ot
automobiles and wood-working machin
ery, in which they stated that they
would like to locate here, provided local
capital could be interested, also to dis
cuss the wagon spindle, which is the
patent of J. A. Weitzel, of this city,and
U. G. Smith, of Williamsport, formerly
of this city.
I)r. Newbaker read the lettler received
from the automobile people and Mr.
Smith presented the model of the spin
dle. The spindle was thoroughly dis
cussed by Mr. Smith, Joseph Keely and
others. Mr. Goeser said that it was his
idea to form a stock company, with a
capital of $25,000 or $50,000.
It was decided to notify the "auto"
company of the meeting and to get their
terms, and the following committee was
appointed to confer with the patentees
of the spindle to determine upon plans
for manufacturing the article: J. H.
Goeser, chairman, F. Q. Hartman, S. M.
Trumbower, A. H. Grone and Joseph
Keely. The committee will report at a
subs' quent meeting.
Burglars in Washington ville.
A gang of burglars, presumably three
in number, operated in Washington ville
Monday night and made unsuccessful
attempts to enter the residences of two
citizens of that place.
The gang attempted to gain entrance
to the house of Postmaster Moser, but
were unable to do so. Three suspicious
looking men were seen about the pre
At the home of Elmer Frymire an en
trance was also attempted. In this in
stance, however, the family awoke and
the perpetrators were frightened away.
At the Frymire house a man was also
seen prowling about the house.
Other attempts of this kind will prob
ably be met with a quantity of cold
Insane Patients Brought Here.
Ten insane patients from the Middle
Coal Field Poor District were brought to
the State Hospital for the Insane, this
city, Tuesday, and twelve more will be
brought in a few weeks.
The inmates came on the Lackawanna
railway train, which arrives in this city
at 12.47 o'clock. They were in chargeof
S. W. Gangwere, of Weatherly, presi
dent of the district; U. S. Leib.of Hazle
ton. treasurer; W. S. Campbell,of Mauch
Chunk, a director; Dr. Long and several
The Middle Coal Field district com
prises a portion of Carbon and Luzerne
counties. The alms house is located at
Laurytown and it is on account of its
overcrowded condition that the pati
ents were brought to the local hospital.
The officers of the district were the
guests of G. B. O'Connor for dinner at
the Mansion House restaurant.
Some Very Neat Detective Work.
Constable Young Monday morning,
brought to this city from Philadelphia
Paul F. Thompson, who is charged with
non-support and the desertion of his
wife and four children. The capture of
Thompson was a well executed piece of
detective work on the part of Constable
Young. Mrs. Thompson, mother of the
prisoner, left for her home in Philadel
phia Monday afternoon, on the train
which leaves South Danville at 4.57
o'clock. On the same train went the
At the Broad street station, Philadel
phia, Paul was waiting for his mother
and Constable Young immediately put
him under arrest. Fifty minutes after
the officer and his prisoner were on their
way to this city.
Thompson was taken before Justice
Bare and committed to jail in default of
Will Closed Three Evenings.
The book room of the Beaver Library
will be closed <>n Monday, Wednesday
and Friday evenings of each week dur
ing August, commencing Monday, the
6th. Open ev"ry day as usual. Reading
rooms open etery night.
Miss Mary Johnston, of Mt. Carmel.is
visiting friends in this city.
The office of the AMERICAN ueing
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.
our prices before plac
ing your orders.
It Was Successfully Held at DeWitt's
With cool weather and the day most
inviting in every respect for an outing,
more than one thousand people attend
the Beaver Lodge Knights of Pythias
picnic at DeWitt's Park yesterday.
For the past few weeks a committee
composed of Wesley Hollabaugh,Charles
Getz, Edward I'urpur, Claude Guest,
Edward Rudy, David Evans and John
G. Waite worked unceasingly for the
event, and by the large attendance
of lodge members, their families and
friends aud the fact that every per
son thoroughly enjoyed the exercises of
the day, is an assurance that the work
of the committee was well performed.
It was without doubt the biggest day's
enjoyment ever provided by the Knights
of Pythias of Danville.
The principal features of the after
noon's program were as follows:
The base ball game between the "Fats"
and the "Leans" resulted in a victory
for the heavy weights by a score of 25
to 14. The battery for the winners was
composed of Phile, Hoflman and Dietz;
for the "Leans," Lunger and Williams.
The 100 yard dash was won by Elmer
Heim and the quarter mile dash by Ben
Book miller. The blue rock shoot was
won by Elmer Heim. The barrel, apple
and wheelbarrow races were captured
During the afternoon and evening the
dancing floor was well filled, music be
ing furnished by an orchestra of three
pieces under the direction of Herbert
Miss .Mary Hummel, of Lewisburg.has
been the pleasing guest of Miss Gertrude
Rote, of this place, for the past few
Mr. Judd Diehl, of Watsontown, ac
companied by his cousin, Miss Laura
Rote, spent Saturday in Danville.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rote spent a very
pleasant Sunday at Billmeyer's park.
The Sunday school at Kaseville will
hold their picnic at DeWitt's park, on
Misses Gertie Rote and Mary Hummel
enjoyed a drive to Bloomsburg on Sun
Prompt Action Saved a Boy's Life.
Harold McClure.the eight-years-old son
of William L. McClure,narrowly escaped
a watery grave Thursday afternoon
about 1.30 o'clock, and was only saved
by the timely action of Elmer Newberry.
The little boy was fishing in the canal,
under the bridge, which crosses the slip
at Peng's coal yard. The beam upon
which he stood was wet and slippery
and losing his footing he was precipitat
ed into the water.
Mr. iSJewberry, who drives for Mr,
Pegg, heard the 'ad's screams and hast
ening to the canal bank he found young
McClure, whose head was bobbing up
and down in the water. Plunging in he
rescued him without difficulty. After a
few minutes work the lad was resuscitat
ed and taken home by Policeman Yoris.
Bold Daylight Robbery.
A bold daylight robbery occurred near
the fair grounds last Thursday,the facts
of which have just become known in this
Between 10 and 12 o'clock in the
morning a young son of James Lewis
discovered a tramp issuing from the cel
lar of the house of Thomas Kennedy,
carrying with him cakes, pies, eggs aud
other edibles. Before the lad had time
to alarm any of the grown people about
the premises the nervy thief had board
ed a P. & R. freight train and escaped.
What They Think of Danville Ladies.
Well Danville's public drinking foun
tain is in full blast now. They have en
terprising ladies over there, for besides
undertaking ami completing the work of
raising the funds for its erection, they
are also keeping it supplied with ice.
Has Shamokin aW.C.T. U. ? I know
it has no drinking fountain—nor a town
clock either.—Shamokin Dispatch.
Evangelical Camp Meeting'
The United Evangelicals will hold
their annual camp meeting on the Cryst
al Spring camp ground near Unityville,
Lycoming county, beginning August
22nd and continuing until the 29th. Any
information regarding tents or boarding
will be gladly given by addressing the
pastor, Rev. C. W. Hippie, Waller, Pa.
At the Salvation Army Hall.
Ensign Cunningham, of Chicago, has
arrived iu this city and until the return
of Ensign and Mrs. Heift, he will con
duct the meetings. Services tonight on
Mill street; also in the Hall on Ferry
street. All are cordially invited.
A Pishing Party.
Frank Alderman and Samuel Mowrey,
of Ardmore, Mrs. Saunders and Misses
Bertha and Emma Mowrey, formed a
pleasant party, which spent Tuesday
fishing at a point up the river.
Mr. Young's Sister Dead.
Mrs. William Foley, a sister of Joseph
Young, of this city, died at Berwick on
Monday, troui a stroke ot paralysis. She
was 4(1 years of age.
Picked Up a Hot Stove Lifter.
H. D. Lyon had the misfortune to
pick up a red hot stove lifter at his home
vesterday, burning his right hand se
General Uobin has appointed Joseph
L. Kilbourn, of Williamsport, quarter
sergeant of the Third brigade.