Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, August 09, 1900, Image 1
Home Paper —.Far lie Home The circulation of this paper is in creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the AMERICAN. SUBSCRIPTION $1 PER YEAH DR. IRVING H. JENNINGS, DENTIST. Office Hours 9A. M.to VI .»/ 10 4 St -> 1 P. H. to U P. .)/■ Danville, Pa. SHULTZ, >l. I>. 425 MILL ST., DASVILLK, PA. Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines a Specialty W. I'. ASULK, —DENTIST — OFFICE: 218 MII.L STREET. feetki Kxtraet«'ti without Pain. Crown und Uridge Work 11 Specialty. fiqutpped with tin' Inti-st and >"ost improved instruments nud prepared to execute the most ditlicult work. DR. C. 1-. REYNOLDS, (FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA). Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa Dentiitry in all its branches. Charge Moderate and all work Guaranteed. Established 18U2. CONIIENSEII NEWS. Dusty roads. Fruit thieves are already in evidence. The seashore rush is beating all prev ous records. Many shade trees throughout the city need trimming. The Y. M. C. A. building is being put nto tine condition for the reopening in he fall. The residence of Andrew Wendel, C jtreet, is being repaired and a new ver nda built on the front. The finest National Guard organiza ion in the United States is in camp at «It. Gretna. The picnic holders are working over itnu. A baby girl arrived at the home of larry T. Hancock, Sunday. Lycoming county has had four suicides rithin the past ten days. Master Emerson Burdick is confined o hiß home on East Market street with aalarial fever. Great preparations are being made for he Clark family reunion, to be held at JeWitti's park, Saturday, Aug. 11. The Railroad Veteran Association will old their annual picnic on Island park, ear Sunbury, Sept. Ist. The new house, being erected by Jasp rß. Gearhart, on Bloom street, will oon be ready for occupancy. Word has been received in this city to ae effect that Mrs. W. K. Holloway is aite ill at Lake Winola. A festival will be held in Washington ille on Saturday evening, Aug. 18, for he benefit of the Washingtonville base all team. H. J. Bird of South Danville has se ared the agency for Cromwell's Star lagtiifying Photograph Easels. He is ow canvassing this city. The (Jus Sun American Minstrels will ppear at the opera house on Saturday vening. A cool weather bulletin lrom Mani jba would be welcome now. Joseph Eck continues very ill at his jme on Front street. The Shamokin W. C. T. U. has a pub- C drinking fountain but not suilicient inds with which to erect it. Miss Anna Pickard gave a picnic to LT Sunday school class at the Mausdale oods yesterday. Emerson A. Adams and family are oc ipying their new residence on ,East ront street. The improvements at Trinity M. E. lurch are well under way. August is the time to start up the rest g calla lilies. It is also the best time the year to sow pansy seed. Prisoners in the Berks County jail ay write two letters a month at the tpense of the jail and two at their own ;pense. A number of South Danville and liiv side people are arranging to spend nday at Mountain Grove camp MEET s' Charles E. Welliver and C. P. Girton, Bloomsburg, have purchased the line livery at Hotel Oliver, this city, id will assume charge shortly. Members of Goodrich Post G. A. R. e leaving nothing undone towards aking their picnic at DeWitt's park on iday, August 17th, arousing success. A large crowd of young people from is city are arranging to enjoy a sever weekb' camping at Cameron, com sncing next Monday. Beaver Lodge, No. 132, K. of P., will represented at the thirty-second an al State convention of the Knights of thias to be held in Harrisburg during E week of August 20th. : 'roßpects are blight for the greatest ite convention in the history of the triotic Order Sons of America, which I hold its annual meeting in Lebanon ring the week of August 27-31. "or the accommodation of those des lg to attend the Camp meetine at tuntain Grove, to be held August Bth Uith, the Pennsylvania railroad com □y will sell excursion tickets to Mouu n (irove from South Danville, August I to Kith, good to return until August .1), 1000. \ baby boy weighing 1U pounds ar ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed rd C. V'eager, Vine street, on Thurs- ' i^\ Mofltuvcr sis. American. "THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE I MTIREI.Y FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDS WITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOL. 45—NO INDI'STItIES CLOSED IX HEAT Several Factories in This City Ceased Op erations Yesterday. Although the thermometer yesterday registered two degrees cooler than it did on Tuesday the heat seemed to be more felt in this city than at any time during the summer. Late in the afternoon, however, the atmosphere was somewhat cooled by the rain, which fell within a few miles of this city. The employes of our various indust ries were greatly affected by the heat, and many of the factories were obliged to cease work. At the Reading Iron works yesterday many employes were obliged to quit and more than half of the night turn puddlers were off. Of the twenty-one furnaces,but twelve were in operation last night. The employes of Bloch Brothers Pants factory worked during the morning, but at noon it was decided to close for the day. Both Suspender factories stopped work; as did also the foundry of the Stove Works. The weather predictions for today are as follows: Fair weather with generally high temperature and fresh southerly winds. For Friday, partly cloudy and probably cooler weather. Mahoning Bam Being Enlarged. A portion of the water supply used by the Heading Iron works comes from the Pennsylvania canal and the persist ent rumors to the effect that the water way will next year be abandoned has led the Heading company to prepare for the retaining of a full supply of water. Yesterday carpenters were put at work strengthening and enlarging the Mah oning creek dam, which now partly sup plies the mill, in a manner that will give an ample supply of water even though the canal be abandoned. The action of the Heading company in having this work done is another of the many indications that it is only a question of a very short time when all operations on the canai will cease. Boys field For Court. Joseph Wenninger and Oliver Ikener, the two boys arrested Tuesday night, charged with stealing peaches from the orchard of.l. P. Weaver at Toby Hun, were given a hearing before Justice Bare yesterday morning. Mr. Weaver ap peared against the boys and told how his orchard had been raided many times of late and not only would the miscre ants take the fruit but broke large limbs from the trees. Justice Bare decided to hold each of the boys for court under SIOO bail. Up until last night Ikener was unable to secure bail; but Wennig er's father, at 7.30 o'clock, went his son's bail. A DeWitt's Park Picnic. Miss Nellie Geringer and Mis 9 Cad Phillips chaperoned a party of young people at a picnic, held in DeWitt's park yesterday. Those present were: Misses Mary Wetzel, May Books, Helen Irland, Mame Beaver, Josephine Cousart, Martha Stahlneker,Elsie Sains bury, Miss Edgar, of WilkesbarrejMarg aret Koons, of Philadelphia; and Lois Boyer, of Plymouth; Messrs. George Maiers, Isadore Rosenthal, Ilarvey Blakeslee, Charles Rogers, William Ell enbogen, Bert McClure, and Thomas Ir land. Gave a Lawn Party. Miss Maggie Morrall entertained a number of friends at a Islwn party Tues day evening at her home at Kipp's Hun Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. John Laudau, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Morrall, Miss Blanche Campbell, Miss Lizzie Shannon, Howard Clark and Raymond Clayton, of South Danville, and Misses Nellie Sherwood, Florence Voris, Agnes Hodge, Hilda llornberger, Jennie Lov ett, Julia Argrave,llattie Fry and Lizzie llorton; Messrs. Howard Patton, Curry Fisher, Blaine James, Frank Montague, Walter Jones and William Bailey, of this city. Mr. Crossley Won Second Prize. At the Mt. Gretna Chautauqua Tues day the inter-collegiate oratorical con test, for men, was held. The second priz« was won by Arthur Lloyd Crossley of near Kaseville, this county, who re presented Lafayette cellege. Mr. Cross ley's subject was"On the Rubicon," which address won for him the Junior Oratorical contest at Lafayette this spring. Derr Reunion. A "Derr Reunion" will be held at the Sulphur Spring near the old homestead, in Moreland Twp., Lyc. Co., on Thurs day, August 1(», 1900. All the descend ents of Christopher and Mary Derr and their near relatives are invited toattend. A picnic dinner will be served. Should rain prevent, it will be held the follow ing day. Cut His Left Hand. While in the act of closing a freight car last evening Baggage Master Levi Miller, of the Lackawanna railroad, caught the back of his left hand on a nail, cutting a gash an inch in length. Will See the Big Fight. David Montgomery, A. C. Amesbnry, and Chief-of-Police Mincemoyer will witness the Ruhlin-Fitzsimmons prize tight at Coney Island tomorrow night. Camping Party. The following young men of this city are camping across the river from Roar ing Creek: llarry Gerst, Jesse Milroy, Theodore Fisher and Frank Love. DANVILLE, PA.. THURSDAY, AUGUST !). 19(10. A NEW SCHEDULE FOB STREET LIGHTS I _ Will Probably Not be Lighted on Moon light Nights. The Borough Council held a regular meeting Friday night with the following members present: President Kemmer, Fetterman, Goldsmith, Yastine, Jones, Amesbury, Brandt, Sechler, Hebman and Lauer. The report of the borough water de partment was read, showing a balance on hand of #16.60. Mr. Goldsmith re ported that all the new bonds had been exchanged and it was decided to burn the old bonds, and retain a record of them. It was reported that owners of shade trees, which interfere with the electric lights agreed to trim them as soon as the weather became such that it would not injure the trees. For the office of Water Commissioner, for a term of three years, Hon. R. K. Polk's name was presented for re elec tion. No other names were tnenlioned, and Mr. Polk was elected by acclama tion. It was voted that Chief-of-Police Min cemoyer be given his annual vacation. As a means of lessening the borough expenses Mr. Yastine proposed that ihe street lights be run up -u moonlight schedule, which means that the lights will not burn on moonlight night-. The question was referred to the com mittee, which will confer with the elec tric light company and detumine upon a price. The affidavit of Supt.West was read, allowing that the company has3l7 poles in this city. Paul Swentek appeared and asked to have the alley between his property and the St. Elmo Hotel cemented. The mat ter was referred to the street and bridge committee. Dr. Kimerer reported that a small stream which drains a number of cess pools, etc., emptied near Sycamore and Bank streets and that a number of his patients attributed their illness to the stream's unsanitary c&ndition. The Street Commissioner was instructed to open a channel to carry the refuse oil. The following bills were ordered paid: BOKOUCiH DEPARTMENT. Regular employes $82.50 Street labor 29.53 Danville National Bank 3 00 B. B. Brown 10.25 O. G. Mellin .35 Harry Ellenbogen it Bro 5.50 L). S. Express Co .30 Standard Gas Co 1.80 ; Standard Electric Co 469.30 D.C.Williams 1.40 WATER DEPARTMENT. Regular employes $153.20 Atlantic Refining Co 20.55 A. C. Amesbury 102.80 Standard Gas Co 5 00 Albright Son & Co 9.08 P. & K. railway .45 H.M.Schoch 3.30 Frank Schrarn 6.75 S. A. McCoy 20.00 First National Bank 304 32 Danville National Bank 304.32 D. C. Williams 6.40 Entertained in Shamokin. Mr. and Mrs. John 15. O'Connor enter tained a jolly party of Danville friends Thursday. They were Mr. and Mrs. John McCoy and son, Mrs. James Scar let, Anna, Callie and Ella Lyon, Mrs. Alice Lyon, Mrs. Butterwick, Miss Alice liishel. Miss Pet Saunders, of Philadel phia, and Mr. Charles Lyon, of Danville Mrs. Scarlet and sister, Miss Annie Lyon and Mrs. McCoy were members of the church choir "Pinafore" company that rendered that popular opera in the Ac ademy of Music in this city some years ago under the direction of Gomer Thom as, Miss Lizzie Lyon, now Mrs. Scarlet appearing in the role of "Little Butter cup" with marked success.—Shamokin j Herald. Dates Ahead For DeWitt's Park. The popularity of DeWitt's park as a picnic ground is shown by the large num ber of dates which have been taken by ' lodges, churches, etc., of this and near by places during the summer. } The following days have been set apart up until Sept. 12: Aug. 11, Clark reunion; Aug. 15, Knights of the Golden Eagle; Aug. 17, G. A. K. picnic; Aug. 23; Improved Order of Heptasophs; Aug. 24, Yoris reunion; Sept. 3, Labor Day, Continental Hose Company; Sept. 12, St. Peter's M, E. church Stewards' har j vest home. Death of Father Seubert. C. A. Seubert, of this city, a clerk in l'aules' drug store, Monday received a telegram announcing the death of his brother, the Rev. Father Francis C. Seubert of St. Peter's church at' Eliza bethtown,which occurred Sunday night. The deceased was about 41 years of age and had been ill about a year. The fun eral will be held today. Teachers' Institutes. The State Department of Public In struction has fixed the time and places for the holding of the various county j teachers' institutes. The Montour J county institute will be held in this city Nov. 19, the Columbia county teachers . 1 ' ' will convene in Bloomsburg on Dec. 3, and the Northumberland county insti tute will meet in Sunbury Dec. 10. Enjoyable Event. The picnic given at DeWitt's park Monday afternoon was attended by 75 persons. A line supper was served by caterer J. B. McCoy and a most enjoy t able time was spent by all present. HACK COB OVER AS EMBANKMENT While Carrying Eighteen Passengers to Rupert Camp Meeting. By the upsetting of a hack at Grova nia Sunday morning about 10 o'clock eighteen persons from Danville narrowly escaped serious injury anil as it was sev eral were slightly hurt. The hack, driven by Ellis Rank, was carrying its occupants to the camp meet ing at Rupert and J. M. Staver, of Bloomsburg, with his automobile was coming in the direction of this city. Be tween the Hagenbuch residence and the Grovaniu hotel the vehicles met. Mr. Staver stopped the "auto" to allow the hack to pass. Along the highway at this point is an embankment, between three and four feet high. Mr. Hank drove just a trifle too far to the right and two wheels ran over the edge of the bank and the hack, its occupants and the horses followed. In its descent the vehicle landed direct ly on top of a high board fence, which crushed under its weight. The passeng ers among whom was a babe, between 5 and 0 weeks old, were all thrown out on the ground. Dr. Paules chanced to be near Grov ania and hurried to the scene. An ex amination showed that Edward Love, one of the passengers,had a badly bruis ed right arm and that Driver Rank was painfully cut and bruised about the face. Several of other occupants re ceived body bruises and scratches about the head and face. Had it not have been for the fact that the horses remained perfectly quiet af ter the overturning of the hack, every member of the party would likely have been injured. Program for Lutheran Reunion. The following is the program of the exercises arranged for the tenth annual Lutheran reunion of the Susquehanna district to be held at Milton park.Thurs day, August 23rd: Morning session—Music, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer,hymn,greeting by the president, Rev. J. M. Reimen snyder, D. D.; address by Prof. J. W. Richard, D. D.; subject, "Philip Mel anchthon." Announcement of nomin ating committee, doxology, benediction. Afternoon session—Music, prayer and hymn. Address, Pres. C. W. Heisler.D. D.; subject, "Our Young Lutherans." Address, Rev. O. E. I'llueger, subject, "Lutheran Consciousness." Address, Rev. J. N. Wetzler, Ph. D. Report of nominating committee. Music, doxo logy, benediction. Music by the Milton Orchestra and Trinity Choir. Both Trinity and Pine Street Luther an churches of this city are in this dis trict. Heat Prostration Results in Death. As the result of being prostrated by the heat three weeks ago Friday, Ed ward Ande, a farmer residing on the farm of Dr. C. C. Shultz.in Valley town ship, died Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. During the extremely hot weather of several weeks ago Mr. Ande was in the field working his potatoes and it was while thus engaged that he was over come. His brain was immediately af fected and later paralysis developed. OTlie deceased was 29 years of age and is survived by a wife. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Edward Purpur Elected Secretary. A meeting of the board of control.cum posed of two active members of the Friendship Fire Company and one mem ber of Stoes' band, was held on Friday evening, at which time Edward Purpur was elected Secretary and business man ager of the latter organization. Mr. Purpur will answer all correspond ence and will hereafter make all of the band's engagements. At Trinity Lutheran Church. At Trinity Lutheran church Sunday the pulpit was supplied by the Rev. E. C. Leopold, of Allentown, who preached two able sermons. The Rev. L. D. Ulrich, the newly elected pastor of the church,is expected to arrive for Sunday, Aug. 19. Enjoying' Camp Life. The friends of W. B. Hhodes, who have visited him at camp, near Camer on, speak highly of that gentleman's hospitality. Mr. Rhodes is very com fortably located in one of the prettiest spots in thatjlocality and is enjoying camp life. Beaten at Bloomsburg. At Bloomsburg Saturday the "77" base ball team, of this city, was defeat ed by the Bloomsburg Juniors, the score being 31 to 8. McCormick, Waldman and Hobinson composed the battery for Danville and Savitts and Richie for Bloomsburg. Mr. Eves May Be President. There is a strong probability of John Eves, the well-known Millville wagon maker, being elected president of the new wagon spindle company. The committee Tuesday visited Mr. Eves and he expressed himself as leing favorable to the proposition they otter ed. The company will be organized shortly and a majority of the projectors favor Mr. Kves for president. Building New Office and Vault. Work has been commenced upon the new office and vault at the Hartman Silk mill. The brick layers are now at work. Saturday was the regular quarterly pension da v. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Brief Mention of the Movement of Your Friends and Acquaintances. Mr. Hiram Bright of Boswell, Indiana is visiting relatives in this city and vi cinity. Mrs. K. P. Hill, of Scranton, is the guest of Mrs. F. 11. Vannan, South Dan ville. Miss Margaret Dietz, of Plymouth, is visiting at the home of J. D. Williams, East Front street. The Misses Mary and Margaret Churm returned last evening from a visit with friends in Dover, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Yorgy, of Ply mouth, are visiting relatives in this city. Miss Edna Cleaver, of Roaring Creek, and Miss Florence Loeh, of Shamokin, were the guests of Miss Mary Fry, Mill street, yesterday. James Kline, of South Danville, made a business trip to Bloomsburg yester day. Mrs. Archie Smeade, of Renovo, was the guest of Miss Amelia McClure, Ash street, yesterday. Mrs. Thomas Young and guest, Mrs. M. E. Houser, of Lebanon, visited friends in Sunbury yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Riegel, of Phila delphia, are visiting at the home of Mrs Kiegel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fenstermacher, South Danville. Miss Kate Bookmiller, of Allentown, is the guest of Miss Alice Bookmiller,on Cherry street. Miss Mary Pfahler, of Catawissa, was a guest at the home of Peter Fenster macher, South Danville, yesterday. Miss Lulu Whitman, of Philadelphia, is a guest at the home of Robert Miller, Ferry street. Harmon Lorah, of Friendship, N. Y., is the guest of his sisters, Mrs. Haydn Oberdorf, and Mrs. George Snyder, this city. Mrs. M. Sheriff and daughter, Mrs. James Clemens, of Pottsville, left yes terday for a visit in Shamokin. Miss Mary Edgeworih, of Philadel phia, is visiting her brother, James Ed geworth, on Upper Mulberry street. Miss Jessie Kimerer has returned from a visit with relatives in Wilkes barre and Plymouth. Mrs. Philip Hoehler has returned to her home in Shenandoah after a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. W. D. Wise at Mausdale. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cloud, and daughter, Sarah,left Saturday for a visit in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Worth and daughter, Lillian, and nephew, Samuel Worth, of Philadelphia, are visiting relatives in this city. Miss Blanche Caul and Miss Dorothy j Watts, of Roanoke, Ya., are visiting at i the home of their grandmother, Mrs. Susan Watts, East Mahoning street. Joseph Maier, of the Marine service stationed at Annapolis, Md., spent Sun day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Maier, Mill street. Duncan and George Patterson, of Philadelphia, spent Sunday, the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Patterson, Northumberland street. Miss Bertha Welliver returned Satur day from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Samuel Peifer, in Dußois. Mrs. M. S. V. Woods, Mrs. Blanche Getter and daughter, Ruth, of Philadel phia, are visiting at the tiome of Mrs. Joseph Mottern, East Danville. The Misses Lizzie and Myra Bowers and Stella and Hegina Ilendrickson vis ited friends in Bloomsburg over Sunday. Mrs. J. C. lleddens is visiting friends in Wiliiamsport. Jeweler G. 11. Smith and daughters, Helen and Florence left Saturday for New York, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. While in New York Mr. Smith will buy his fall stock and take a special course in the latest optical improvements and return better prepared than ever to lit his customers witli any lenses they de sire. Miss Jeannette Galbraith, of Lancast er county, is a guest at the Hinckley cottage, Roaring Creek. Miss M. A. Murray, of New York, is visiting her sister, Miss Maggie, Centre street. Miss Jennie Stevenn ( of Berwick, is visiting Miss Jennie Van Horn, Walnut 1 street. Mrs. John Bachinger, of Plymouth, is a guest at the home of Aug. Bachinger, Upper Mulbery street. Jacob Geise, Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio,is the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Geise, Sr., Spruce street. Mr. I Geise has been a resilient of Cleveland about 12 years. Mrs. Thomas Reifsnyder and children have returned home after a visit, the guests of Mrs. Reifsnyder's father, Mr. Charles Mutnmey, Milton. Miss Agnes Wolle. of Bethlehem, is visiting at the home of 11. C. Wolle, on West Market street. Miss Joy Harris, of Plymouth, is the guest of Miss Jessie Kimerer. Mrs. W. S. Stout and daughter Har riette, of Wiliiamsport, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Russell, Mulberry street. Miss Esther Cottrell is visiting her sister, Mrs. Elliston Farrell, in Birds boro. Miss Mary Watson, of Berwick, is vis iting relatives in this city. Miss Annie Chester, of Sunbury, is visiting friends in this city. WANDERED AWAY FROM HOME Two Young Sons of Millard Cook Enjoy a Trip Two sons of Millard Cook, of Upper .Mulberry street, disappeared from their homes about 10:30 o'clock Monday morning and it was not until that hour Mon<lay night that they were located. Garfield, the oldest of the brothers, is 10 years of age and John is 8. After taking oft'their shoes and stockings and leaving them in the yard of their home they left and when they failed to re turn at dinner time their parents be came worried and a search was started. After searching the city thoroughly and as a last resort, Mr. Cook started about l J o'clock Monday night for the home of his brother, Benjamin, who lives on the Jerseytown road about 4 miles from Danville. Here the lads were found and brought back to this city. Upon leav ing home they went directly to their uncle's and were detained there by the heavy shower. Program For Eagle Picnic. The annual picnic of Montour Castle, No. ISO Knights of the Golden Eagle will be held at DeWitt's park, Wednes day, Aug. 15, and the event promises to be one of the most successful of its kind ever held by the order. The program has been arranged as fol lows: Base ball game between the "Buz zards" and Castle, the prize to be a box of cigars. Two mile handicap bicycle race, prize, lodge pin. One mile bicycle race, prize, a bicycle bell. Bag race, prize, a pocket knife. Potato race, prize, a base ball. Sack race, prize, base-ball bat. Egg race (for boys) prize, 25 cents. Apple match (for boys) prize, 25 cents - One hundred yards dash,prize, a lodge badge. These races are for members only and entries must be made to the committee before Monday, Aug. 13. Tickets can be procured of any member of the gen eral committee composed of G. L. Mc- Clain, C. L. Foulk, John Vastine, J. J. Diet/., Wesley Ilollabough, Frank Herr ington, John L. Jones, Warren Boat, Thomas B. Williams, John Herman and William Grove. During the afternoon and evening there will be music and dancing. Mem bers and their families r.re earnestly re quested to attend. Drank Medicine for Lithia Water. By mistaking medicine for lithia wat er, W. 11. Woodin, of Berwick, was ren dered critically ill at his home on Fri day night. Shortly before retiring Mr. Woodin told one of the waitresses at the house to bring him a glass of lithia water. In stead of getting the lithia water bottle she poured out a glassful of turpentine and cedar oil. Without noticing the color of the fluid M> - . Woodin drained the glass of its contents. The mistake was soon discovered, however, and a physician summoned. jFor sometime Mr. Woodin's condition was considered serious, but yesterday he was able to be at his office. Preparing for a Demonstration. The Washington Ilose Company is preparing for a demonstration to cele brate the arrival of its new hose wagon. The last letter received from the manu facturers stated that it would probably be shipped from Seneca Falls, N. Y., on Aug. 13, and it will likely arrive in this city two days later. If this is the case the company will make a display on the following even ing. As yet it has not been decided whether the whole city department will be invited to participate. A committee of the Washington Com pany is now in search of a suitable team of horses to draw the new wagon. Gave a Corn Roast. Fred Jacobs entertained a number of friends at a corn roast ou the Bond farm, at Chulasky,Tuesday evening. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Voris.Mr. and Mrs. George Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. J. B Cleaver, Mrs. John Jacobs, Mrs. John son, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Renninger, Miss Clara Jacobs, Miss Cora Mover and Miss Kebecca Hoffman. Surprise Party. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boss gave a sur prise party to their daughter, Miss Ida, in honor of her 14th birthday at their home, corner of Water and l'ine streets, Monday eve. Those present were: Edith, Elmira and Bertha Foust, Maggie Pat ton, Edith Blue, Ada Lunger, Nellie Reilly, Hattie Adams, Margaret Deen, and Susan and Eva Boss. Annual Mauser Reunion. The ninth annual Mauser reunion will be held in tlie Ridgeville Grove, two miles east of Danville, on the 15th of August. If it rains on this day it will be held on the 10th. This is to lie a sociable, and all the Mansers and all their friends are respectfully invited and urged to be present. The Wheel is Cast. The work of casting the big fly wheel for the engine in the Skelp mill at the Beading Iron works has been completed at Curry & Yannau's foundry. The wheel will be taken to the works within I a few days and placed in position as 1 soon as possible. ESTABLISHED IN 1855. THE HEW SILK MILL A SOKE GO Will be in Operation Before the First of January. Several weeks ago this paper stated that there were prospects of another Silk aiill being started in this city. We are now in a position to state that the mill is a sure go and a principal pro jector last night stated that the new mill would be in full operation by the tirst of J-anuary, 11*01. Active prepara tions are now being made. The site for the new mill has been chosen and is said to be a very conveni ent one. A two story brick building will be erected. Nearly all of the $25,- 000 capital stock has been raised and a large part of this amount is Danville money. The Tynan system of machin ery will be used in the new mill. With the new wagon spindle manu factory in sight, the improvements be ing made at the Danville .Rolling mill and the opening of the Skelp mill at the Heading Iron works, which will occur shortly, the prospects for a lively win ter for Danville are exceedingly bright. "The Great Lynch." Perhaps the most wonderful and as tonishing high wire act in America to day is that of John Lynch, profession ally known as "The Great Lynch," who will appear here during the engagement ofTheGusSun American Minstrels at the opera house, this city, on Saturday evening, Aug. 11. Mr. Lynch performs on a thread-like wire with as much ease and safety as most people would walk a 12-inch plank. He walks the ladder with his hands, uses the wire as a ham mock, swinging eight to ten feet, and, most astonishing of all, turns a com plete summersault on a high wire no larger than a small lead pencil. The act is truelv nothing short of marvelous. Burning Kindling Causes Excitement. About 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening I. Gross put two sticks of kindling wood in his kitchen stove, at the rear of his tobacco store,on Mill street. The burn ing wood caused considerable smoke to ascend from the chimney and a neigh bor who was about to retire, seeing it, ran out into the street, clothed in his night robe, and gave the alarm. The origin of the alarm, however, be came known before any of the hose companies responded. The affair caus ed considerable excitement on Mill street for a short time. Slight Wreck on the Reading. A slight wreck occurred on the P. & K. railway, at the Welsh Hill crossing, about 9 o'clock Tuesday evening. The drawhead of a coal car in a south bound freight train pulled out and the train was obliged to come to a stand still. While the break was being re paired a pusher going in the same direc tion crashed into the standing train, damaging two coal cars. It was some little time before the track was cleared. Miss Miles Wins Chautauqua Cup. The Chautauqua elocutionary contest open to girl students of Pennsylvania colleges, was held at Mt. Gretna Mon day. The participants were Miss Laura G. lllig, Albright College; (Miss Anabel Swartz, Wilson College; Miss Alice V. Schriner, Woman's College, Frederick, Md., and Miss Elizabeth C. Miles, Ursi nus College, Collegeville. Miss Miles won the Chautauqua cup and Miss Schriner the Bailey prize. Those Who Will Play With the "77's.' The "77" base ball team, which will play at Muncy Saturday, will be com posed of the following members: Klase; pitch; Kobson, catch; Gerst, first base; Walman, second base; McCormick,third base; Hullihen, short stop; Lewis, left lield; Lovett, centre field; lckes, right field. Entertained by a Gramaphone. Mrs. Edward Hofer and daughter, Emma and Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Hof er and son Frank, were pleasantly en tertained at a gramaphone concert at the home of William Lormor, Railroad street, Tuesday evening. Stringing Wire to Millville. The Montour & Columbia Telephone Company is stringing wire between Bloomsburg and Millville and subscrib ers will be able to talk to the latter place nithin a few days. Missionary Society Boat Ride. The Home Missionary Society of the Mahoning Presbyterian church will hold a canal boat ride to Chulasky this evening. The boat will leave Mill street at 7 o'clock. Picnicked at DeWitt's Park. About 200 people attended the picnic given by the 'Masons of Catawissa ai DeWitt's park Tuesday. There was dancing in the afternoon the music be ing furnished by Mr. Wvle, Miss Heim, and Lambert McHenry, of Bloomsburg. Two Admitted to the Hospital. Patrick Kennedy, of Centre street, and Patrick Mullen, of Welsh Hill, were admitted to the State Hospital for the Insane, this city, yesterday. Insurance Money Paid. A. M. Gearhart Tuesday paid to the widow of the late Ham Smith, the sum of SI,OOO for which amount her hus band's life was insured in the Hepta sophs. The employes of the Bloomsburg Silk mill will picnic at Milton park Saturday, August 18th. JOB PRINTING! 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 JOB PRINTING Of all Kinds and Descrption. f3f~Get our prices before plac ing your orders. (JUABTEHLY MEETING OH POMONA GRANGE Will be Held at Exchange on Wednesday, August 15. Pomona Grange, No. 31, which com prises Montour and Northumberland counties, will hold its next regular quarterly meeting with Exchange Grange No. 65, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Ex change. The meeting will convene in the hall at ya. m., and the afternoon meeting will be held in the grove near by. The program will be carried out as fol lows: Welcome address by the Exchange Grange; response by Miss Emma Lewis; music and recitations by members of California Grange; address by County •superintendent W. D. Steinbacb, of En deavor Grange; singing by Washington ville Grange; music by the Exchange orchestra; recitation Miss Dillie Hotten stein, ofTurbot Grange; address, Mrs. Annie Simington, Mooresburg; question box. Dinner will be held, picnic style.in the grove and those preferring can get din ner at the hotel for 25 cents by giving due notice to W. R. Mills, Exchange. Contracts for Repairs. A special meeting of the School Board was held Thursday night for the purpose of considering bids for work on the var ious school buildings of the city. The following members werepreseDl: Presi dent Fischer.Orth,Green, BergCT,Barber, llarpel, Werkheiser, Lunger, Keefer and Black. * The following bids for painting two rooms in the Second ward building and one in the Third ward building were read: , Charles C. Henrie 1104.00 Emerson Adams, 203.25 It was voted that the contract be awarded to Mr. Henrie providing he signs the contract prepared by the Board. The bids for plastering the room and vestibule of the Fourth ward building were: Boyer & Baker, (46.00 O. B. Switzer, 32.22 Boyer Brothers 59.50 Mr. Switzer's bid was accepted. The bids for cleaning the various school buildings were read and the work awarded as follows: First ward, Mary Hendricks, $34; Second ward, Mrs. Daniel Kashner, $19.75; Third ward, Mrs. Alice Keefer, sls; Fourth ward, Mrs. C. A. Robinson, 125. WASHINGTON VILLE Washingtonville, Aug. B.—The funeral of the late llattie Dieffenbacher will be held from the family residence this af ternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will be made in Strawberry Ridge Reformed church cemetery. Mrs. Seigle and children, of Philadel phia, are visiting Mrs. Joshua Seidei. The Rev. and Mrs. D. Y. Brown and the Rev. and Mrs. T. M. Phillips paid a brief visit to Rev. G. H. Day, Riverside, on Tuesday. An auction will be held in Klondike hall Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beyer, of Dan ville, drove through here yesterday. Soldiers Bread the Grand Review. Members of Company F, as well as all the other National Guardsmen, now in camp at Mt. Gretna, are looking for ward with dread to the grand review to day. While it isimpossible to induce officers to allow the use of their names in fath ering a complaint, there is a universal sentiment among them that the review should be omitted,even though the Gov ernor, Secretary Root and Adjutant General Corbin should be disappointed. The reasons why the officers think this way are manifold. They think the bodi ly welfare of the men should be consid ered. A grand review forces the men to remain standing upon the sun-baked hillsides for more than two hours and then to march fully six miles while car rying their heavy rifles and keeping up a quick step. It is said that forty men wer# over come by the beat during yesterday's in spection. Vestibuled Trains to the Seashore. The Philadelphia & Reading are run ning between Philadelphia and Atlantic City the finest and fastest trains ever placed in service by any railroad. New coaches have been built especially for the 60-minute trains operated by this line, and are pronounced by all to be the best so far produced. They are wide platform, vestibuled, eighty feet in length, and seat ninety persons. The Pullman parlor cars on these trains are also vestibuled, and make the service as near absolutely perfect as can be arrived at. Philadelphia & Reading engines burn hard coal, no smoke. Welliver A Girton have taken charge of the Kline liverv, in the rear of Hotel Oliver, which they purchased some days ago and will be pleased to receive a share of the public's patronage. Mr. Wellif er formerly conducted a pool room in the Kaufman building, on Mill street, and Mr. Girtou was an employe of the Danville Steam Laundry. Many residents of this city are hard at work sprinkling their lawns and try ing to keep the grass alive these broil ing days. They are not having an easy time of it and in some yards the grass is ; almost burned up.