Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, August 16, 1900, Image 1
Home Pajer ——For the Hone The circulation of this paper is in creasing rapidly. It will pay you to advertise in the AMERICAN. SUBSCRIPTION PER YEAR _ DR. IRVING H. JENNINGS, DENTIST. Office Hours 9A. M.to VI W 10-i Vill St > IP. M.to iP. M. Danville. l'a. iHVtTZ, M. D. 425 MILL ST., DANVILLE, PA. Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines a Specialty W. P. AMULSC, ' DENTIST Office: 218 MillStkekt. Teeth Extracted without Pain. Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty. K'iulpi«J«A with the latent and most Improved Instrument# aud prepared to execute the most difficult work. DR. C. H. REYNOLDS, (FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA). DENIIBI Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa Dentiitry in all its branches. Charge Moderate and all work Guaranteed. Established 1892. CONDENSED NUWS. The Third ward school building is re ceiving its third and laßt coat of paint. Milton has raised nearly SIOO for the Turbotville lire sufferers. Mrs. Franklin Shellhamer is quite ser iously ill at her home on Rough and Ready street. Peter Woods, of Chambers street, is the proud father of a son, which was born on Tuesday. While picking fruit at his home Tues day Jacob Mathias, the oldest and most prominent merchant of Northumberland fell from a high ladder to the ground and was instantly killed. Everyone should assist in making the G. A. R. picnic on Friday a big success. Positively no admittance fee to the park will be charged. At present there are but five prison ers confined in the county jail. Ex-Governor Robert K. Pattison will open the campaign in Columbia county early in September. An infant daughter arrived at the home of William Shultz,First street, on Tuesday morning. The dry season seemß to be general. In many places in Pennsylvania trains are tied up on the railroads, Me water supply having given out. Water is be ing hauled in tanks to till the engines so that they can proceed. The Pennsylvania railroad is hauling considerable limestone this year. Many of the quarries of the State are being worked and there is a big demand for ballast. The telegraphers along the main line, P. R. R., expect a five dollar increase before long. The price of tea has advanced owing to the Chinese trouble. By a recent ruling of the post office department, postmasters are forbidden to address mail for patrons, to enclose it in the envelope,seal it or affix stamps. The churches have been well attended so far this summer. August is the fall ing of! month. The Milton branch of the American Car and Foundry company have receiv ed a contract to build three hundred and fifty Pennsylvania It. R. standard 80,000 pound capacity Hopper Coal cars. Pennsylvania Railroad Supervisors and trackmen are now getting their sec tions in shape for the annual inspection of the great railroad,which will be made «*arly this fall by President A. J. Cassatt and party, at a date not yet announced The contract for supplying the public fountain with ice has been awarded to J W. Berninger. Two hundred pounds daily will be furnished. A terrific rain storm accompanied by heavy winds swept over Lycoming coun ty Sunday afternoon and did great dam age. The lower end of Williams port suffered greatly. Judge Little of this county, while re cently holding court, in Luzerne couuty, rendered a decision, that although dogs are personal property they may be kill ed when caught destroying sheep, and the person so doing is not liable for damages to owners of the canines. Riter Goss, of Red Rock, Columbia county, charged with willfully driving over and causing the death of Bicyclist John Cole, near Benton, on the night of July 21, was given a habeas corpus hear ing before Judge R. R. Little Monday and held in $2500 bail for court. A big apple crop is reported on the way and the outlook for plenty of fruit of this kind was never more promising. Dry weather and the price of potatoes are twin evils. Since the close of Camp Hawkins Ad jutant General Stewart and his assist ants have been busy day and night in the drawing of warrants for the pay of the officers and men of the National Guard for service during the encamp ment. The warrant for the payment of the Third Brigade, to which Company F, of this city, is attached, was made out yesterday. It is reported that the Eighth Regi ment N. G. P., will be disbanded, leav ing the Third Brigade with four twelve company regiments instead of five regi ments of eight and ten companies each. Five of the companies of the Eighth, ac cording to this report, will be mustered out. It seems to be understood that the two Harrisburg companies will be retain ed and assigned to the Twelfth Regi ment. arv —mmtaammmmmmmMmmmmrm WWi 1 —IMUJIM I " I ~ ~ ■ - "THIS COl NTKY WILL NEVER Bli ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDS WITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS." VOL. 45—NO 33. WILL MILD A SEW COUNTY BBIBCE One Will be Erected Shortly in Mayberry Township Mayberry township will shortly have a new county bridge. For a long time the residents of that township, as well as the citizens of Hush township, North umberland county, have sorely felt the need of a bridge across Little Roaring Creek, which stream divides the two counties. Friday Ceunty Commissioners A. H. Cooner, W. H. Rohrbach and G. W. Kaudenbush, of Northumberland coun ty, and Commissioners Miles, Sandel and Perry, of this county, visited the proposed site for the new bridge, for the purpose of securing dimensions, etc. It was practically decided to construct a steel and iron bridge, 30 feet in length, which will cost between SOOO and S7OO. The Northumberland County Com missioners also inspected the recent re pairs made on the river bridge, this city. An Assault Case Settled. Another assault and battery case was heard before Justice Hunter last even ing. The action was brought by Mrs. David Nuss, of Riverside, who charged Lewis Flanagan, aged 17 years, a son of Will iam Flanagan, with having assaulted her son Harry, aged 13 years. The Nuss lad is employed in theKeim brick yard, in the upper end of this city and both he and his mother claim that while he was engaged at his work Flan agan struck him in the face with his fist. Flanagan, however, claimed that young Nuss tried to strike him with a brick bat. A settlement was finally reached by Flanagan's father paving the costs. Pleasant Lawn Party. Miss Elizabeth Vastine gave a lawn party at her home, West Market street, yesterday afternoon, in honor of her twelfth birthday. The following were present: Misses Grace and Mildred Dimmick, Katharine and Helen Gear hart, Elsie Moore, Eloise Cressman, Edith Blue, Sarah Beaver, Ruth Moore head, Anna Shultz, Edith Jenkins, Elsie Lloyd, Pheobe Curry, Florence Price, Florence Trumbower, Katharine and Elizabeth Vastine, Sarah Hinckley and Saul McCoy. Particularly Sad Death of an Infant. Particularly sad was the death of George Payne, Jr., the two-years-old son of George J. Payne, who was seriously injured by being caught between two freight cars in Philadelphia on last Fri day. The infant died Tuesday at the home of his mother on Sidler Hill of cholera infantum. It will be some weeks before Mr Payne will be discharged from the hospital. His Left Arm Badly Cut. Wesley Ilolabaugh, of 414 East Front street, was the victim of a painful ac cident, which happend at the Howe & Polk Structural Tubing works Saturday afternoon. Mr. Ilolabaugh was assist ing in removing a belt and in some man ner his left arm came in contact with the ragged edge of a piece of piping, cutting an ugly gash between the wrist and el bow several inches in length. The wound bled profusely and I)r. llarpel w as obliged to take several stitches in it. James Murray Fractures an Arm. James Murray, the well-known com mercial traveler, met with an accident at his home on East Front street Fri day afternoon. Mr. Murray was entering the rear door of his resilience, when his foot caught on one of the steps, causing him to fall. He alighted on his right arm, fracturing that mem!»er between the el bow and wrist. Dr. Curry was summoned and reduc ed the fracture. Pleasant Hack Party. A pleasant hack party from this city drove to the home of Mrs. Edward Mut chler, near Elysburg yesterday, where they were pleasantly entertained. The following composed the party: Mrs. I. T. Patton and son James, Mesdames Julia Mourer, Giles Laumberson, George Spade, John Reppert, Howard Reppert and daughter, Ethel, Emory Heimbach and children, Solomon Smith, William Smith, John Deibert, and John Jones. Arrested for Begging. A stranger having all the requirements that goto make up a "hobo" of the worst type, was arrested by Policeman Voris last evening for soliciting money from various citizens. The fellow en tered several business places and when his requests were refused would loudly abuse the refuser. He was doing this in Gosh's drug store when he was ar rested. Drove to Bloomsburg. The following ladies and gentlemen enjoyed a hack drive to Bloomsburg last evening: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bloch and guests. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gross and son Gerald, Mrs. Hannah Wyle, Misses Gertrude lleim, Bertha Gold smith, and Blanche Gross, Messrs. Henry L. Gross, Joseph Heirn. Released on Bail. Paul Thompson, who was arrested in Philadelphia several weeks ago, charged with non-support and the desertion of his wife and four children was yesterday released from jail upon securing bail to the amount of SSOO. R. S. Ammerman, Esq.,was his bondsman. DANVILLE, PA.. THURSDAY. AUGUST Hi. 1!MM). TURBOTVILLE A PREV TO FLAMES Forty-Seven Buildings Destroyed in That Place Saturday. As a result of a lire which swept the town of Turbotville, Northumberland county, about 15 miles from this city, Saturday afternoon, forty-seven build ings are in ruins and about 150 people are homeless. Many were obliged to camp over night in the woods near the town. Every cistern and well in the town was pumped dry in the efforts to gain con trol of the tire anil for a long time the indications were that the entire town would be destroyed. Of the forty-seven burned buildings twenty-one are dwell ings, three are stores, and the remaind er barns and stables. The fire started at 12.30 o'clock in a large barn occupied jointly by John Aloser and Peter Menges. A quantity of new hay was stored in the loft of the building, and it is believed the lire ig nited by spontaneous combustion. The buildings in that locality were ail of frame, and burned like paper. In a few minutes after the tire was lirst discover ed the flames had spread to a?j ining buildings, and were s<«oii under head way, favored by a Mrong wind which was blowing. Messages were sent to Milton and Watsontown for assistance, but before the apparatus of those places started for the scene the order was countermanded, it having been discovered that there was not sufficient water in the town to per mit the working of the fire-fighting mac hines. For nearly five hours the flames raged, destroying everything in their path. The heaviest losers are Peter Menges, R. Hayman and Lewis Roben olt, who conducted the three stores which were destroyed. A partial list of losers follows: Peter Menges,store and dwelling; John Moser, dwelling and barn; K. llayman, furniture store, dwelling and barn; Geo. Williams, dwelling and barn; Lewis Rob enolt, general store and barn; H. C. Bit ner, blacksmith shop and dwelling; E. C. Troxell's dwelling and barn; W.J. Steiner, dwelling and barn; William Barnes, dwelling; A. T. Phleger,dwelling and barn; Joseph Waltschmitz,dwelling; Kuuyon sisters, dwelling; Luther Smith, dwelling; Daniel Keeder, dwelling; Ab ram Hefllefinger, dwelling. Two horses were burned to death. Quite a number of people from this city visited the scene of the big conflag ration Sunday and described the sight as being a most desolate one. Annual Reunion of the dark Family. The annual reunion of the Clark family was held at DeWitt's Park Satur day and was attended by about one hundred and fifty of the Clark connec tion, who came from various parts of Montour, Northumberland and Colum bia counties. The day was enjoyably spent and the following were selected as officers for the year: President, W. P. Clark, Quitman; secretary, W. K. Clark, South Danville; executive committee, William Bly, John P. Cooner, W r atsontown; J. C. Baird, P. M. Moore, Sunbury; J. D. C. Kase,Elys burg and Thomas Elmes, Howellville. The next reunion of the family will be held at DeWitt's park, the last Saturday in August 1901. A Little Girl Badly Burned. A terrible and almost fatal burning ac cident occurred at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Seidel, 402 East Front street, Saturday morning, the victim of which was Martha, Mrs. Seidel's six-years-old granddaughter. The little girl was amusing herself, lighting matches in an out building, when her dress caught tire and she was soon enveloped in flames. Mrs. Ellen Snyder, a neighbor, who chanced to be near, extinguished the flames with an apron. The child was badly burned about the breast, back and arms. Bible Glass Report. Following is the report of the Danville Bible Class for the third quarter of the second year: Number of members enrolled, .'!19; number of members moved awav,2;num ber of members died, 2; number of mem bers dropped for non-attendance, 25; total attendance for the quarter, 2,152; members, 1,072; visitors, 480; total at tendance for 21 months,ls,4o4;members, 12,577; visitors, 2,887; amount of collec tions for the quarter, $10,71; collections for 21 months, $81.38; total number of deaths, 4; number joining church or army, 17; ministerial visits, 21; added to the class during the quarter, 31. Biennial Conclave Knights of Pythias, Detroit, Mich., Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. On account of the above the Lack awanna railroad company will sell ex cursion tickets to Detroit for one fare for the round trip. Good going, Aug. 25 to 27; returning until Sept. 5. A Mausdale Festival. The Junior Christian Endeavor Society of Mausdale church will hold a lawn fes tival at the church, Saturday evening, Aug. 18. Refreshments will be served. Looking for Stolen Brass. James A. Taylor, of Scranton, a speci al agent for the Lackawanna railroad, was in this city yesterday looking for stolen brass. Charter for Mercantile Company. A charter was issued yesterday to the Danville Mercantile Company of this city. Capital $25,000, MRS. PATTERSON FOUND DEAD IN BED Very Sudden Demise of a Weil-Known Lady. Extremely sudden was the death of Mrs Mary E. Patterson,the well-known milliner and wife of J. C. Patterson, who was found dead in bed at her home, 346 Mill street, Sunday morning. At about 10 o'clock Saturday night Mrs. Patterson, apparently in her usual health, retired for the night and shortly afterwards her husband followed her ex ample. About ti o'clock Sunday morn ing the latter arose and Mrs. Patterson appeared to still be asleep. He went down stairs and when be returned a short time afterwards to arouse bis wife, he was horrified to find her dead. It is thought that her death occurred about 2 a. ni , and the condition of bed clothing denoted that she died without the slightest struggle. Death is suppos ed to have been due to heart failure. The deceased was 02 years of age and for the past 27 years she had been en gaged in the millinery business in this city. She is survived by a husband and two daughters, Mrs. William Kase West, and Miss Mary Patterson. The funeral which took place yester day was largely attended, the Rev. Dr. W. I. Steans officiating. Interment was made in the Presbyterian Cemetery. A New Aruiory for Company F, The prospects for a new armory for Company F, are at present very bright and steps will shortly be taken to raise a sufficient amount to erect a building to take the place of the one now in use, which was condemued by Major Millar at the recent company inspection. The plan which prominent members of Company F, now have in mind seems to be a most feasible one. Their pur pose is to form a stock company, with a capital of about $5,000. A large part of this amount will be used to erect a frame j armory, the dimensions of which will i probably be about 150 by 75 feet. The j company will then rent the building | from the stock company and pay an amount which will give the stock hold- j ers a good rate of interest on their in- | vestment. Five thousand dollars would be a suf- ! ficient amount to erect a building,which would meet every requirement and it is j expected that no difficulty will be ex perienced in getting people to take stock. Members of Company F, are on the lookout for a favorable and convenient site and have several in view. To Committed to Jail for Court. Justice Hunter disposed of two cases Monday night and in both instances the offenders were committed to jail for court. Charles Fedder was before the Justice, charged with jumping a board bill. The prosecutor was Joseph Eck, who con ducts a boarding house on East Front street. He claimed that Fedder while working in this city some months ago boarded with him and when he left this city neglected to settle a board bill of SB. Monday Fedder returned and was arrested by Constable Young, lie plead guilty to the charge and was sent to jail in default of SIOO bail. Harvey Lamberson, charged by his wife with assault and battery, was given a hearing and was held under S2OO bail for court. Not being able to furnish the amount he was sent to jail. Program for the Labor Day Picnic. The big picnic to be held by the Con tinetal Hose Company,at DeWitt's park on Sept. 3, will be the only observance of Labor Day in this locality. The event promises to be a big and successful one, and the members of the organization are doing everything in their power to make it such. The program for the day will open with a baseball game between the"77's" and the Continental team. The re mainder of the program is as follows: Shooting contest, for amateurs only; shooting contest, open for all; one-hun dred yards dash, one-half mile run, bag race, potato race,barrel race,watermelon race. The bicycle races will consist of a half-mile boys' race,one mile free for all, and a two-mile handicap, free for all. Prizes will be given to the winners of all the events. Dancing will be held during the afternoon and evening. Death of Mrs. Mary Williams. Mrs. Mary J. Williams, widow of Will iam Williams, died at her home, 218 Bloom street, Saturday afternoon, after an extended illness. Death was due to general debility. The deceased was 75 years of age and for thirty years had resided in Danville. She is survived by one son, William G. Williams, of this city. The funeral (private) was held on Tuesday morning at il o'clock. Inter ment was made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. A Surprise Party. Miss Beulah Mills was tendered a sur prise party by a number of friends at her home on East Front street Tuesday evening, in honor of her 18th birthday. Those present were: Misses Ella Sny der, Cornelia Prout, Anna Heim, Bertha Van Gilder, Anna Woodside, Gertrude Philips, Jennie Knerr, Martha Stahlne cker, Minnie Ephlin, Mabel A.skin, Mary Smith; Messrs. Frank Montague, Walter Jones, David Thomas, William Fenster macher, Mont Knerr, Arthur Sloop, Harry Camp, Grey Voris, and Jacob Werle. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Brief Mention of the Movement of Your Friends and Acquaintances. Miss Sue Watts, of Millville, is visit ing Mrs. Sarah Winterateen, East Mark et street. Mrs. Ella l'ursel is visiting friends in Orangeville. Calwalder Biddle, of Philadelphia, is spending a few days in this city. It will be remembered that while in this city last winter Mr. Biddle had the mis fortune to fall, breaking one of his legs. Mrs. Horace Bennett and son Hugh, and Mrs. Lillian Sharpless called on Milton friends yesterday. Miss Lizzie Horton is visiting Milton friends. Miss Emma Miller, of Williamsport, is a guest at the home of Mrs. James Cruikshank, Pine street. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Walker and son, of Wilkesbarre, are the guests of Mrs. Lewis Titel, Mill street. Archie Hummer left yesterday for Morris Plains, N. J.,where he will finish the season with the base ball team of that city. Mrs. J. R. Laferty,of Vineland, N. J., is visiting Mrs. William Wertman, on Bloom road. Mrs. James R. Davis and daughter, May, of East Market street, have re turned home after a pleasant visit with relatives in Pottsville. Miss Sarah Vastine is visiting relatives in New Berlin. Mrs. W. C. Davis and son Samuel, vis ited Dr. Edward Davis at Berwick yes terday. Harry Limberger, who has been visit ing his parents on West Mahoning street returned to West Chester yesterday. The following out-of-town people at tended the funeral of Mrs. Mary E- Pat terson yesterday: Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gilniore, Mrs. Samuel Youngman, Will iamsport; Mr. and Mrs. James Vand ender, Northumberland; Mr and Mrs. Charles Rentz, Muucv Station; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Keice, Espy; Mrs. A. J. Evans,Mrs. Fritz and Miss Jennie Evans Bloomsburg; Mrs. Aynes Dyer and son, Miss Watson, Philadelphia; Mrs. George Gilniore, Linden; Archibald Patterson and daughter, Rohrsburg; Miss Patter son, Beuton. Miss Mary Thomas and Miss Elsie Strieker, of Catawissa, are guests at the home of Dr. C. H. Reynolds, on Mill street. Miss Rebecca Titley returned Satur day from a visit with friends in Will iamsport. Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Giffin and daugh ter Dorothy, of Philadelphia, are guests at the Wetzel homestead, corner of Church and Front streets. Mrs. James Scott, and daughter, Miss Sallie, of Northumberland, and James I.ong, of Milton, were the guests over Sunday of Mrs. George Boudman,Bloom street. S. V. Border, of the Williamsport Sun, spent Sunday at the home of T. J. Rog ers, East Front street. Mrs. William Mock returned to Scran ton Saturday, after a visit with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. Titley, on East Front street. Charles Yerrick, of Philadelphia, is visiting his parents, on West Mahoning street. Mrs. W. D. Nields and daughters, Hazel and Margaret, of Shamokin, are the guests of friends in this city. Harry Rebman, Esq., returned to Philadelphia Monday after a visit with his parents, on East Front street. Horace Freeze, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is visiting his mother on Water street. C. A. Seubert has returned from Leb anon, where he attended the funeral of his brother,the late Rev. Father Francis C. Seubert. Samuel Davis, of Canyon City, Colo., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Davis, Mill street. This is his first visit to this city in ten years. Mrs. W. E. Roney and three children, of Easton, are visiting friends in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Beverly W. Musselman are at Ocean Grove, N. J. Miss Flora Corson, of Clifton Rocks,is the guest of Miss Annie Miles, on East Market street. Mrs. WilliamMcCloud, of Sunbury, is visiting friends in this city. Miss Lizzie Fischer and Miss May Hortou are visiting friends in Milton. Misses Emma and Anna Michel, of Pottsville, are guests at the home of John Goeser, Centre street. Miss Delia Meyers, of Williamsport, is visiting at the home of 11. M. Trumbow er, East Market street. Mrs. Harry Pope, of Bristol, is visit ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Mottern, East Market street. Miss Annie Nagle, of Philadelphia, is the guest of Miss Charlotte Persing, on Centre street. H. C. Bare, a student in the law office of E. S. Gearhart, left yesterday for a visit in Philadelphia, Norristown and Montgomery county. Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman, Dr. J. I'. Holla and William Andy, of Wash ingtonville, were visitors to this city yesterday. Mrs. Mary Johnson and granddaugh er, Miss May James, left yesterday for a visit in Marietta. Mr. and Mrs. W. 1). Laumaster re turned yesterday from a few days' visit at the Hinckley cottage, Roaring Creek. PUBLIC SCHOOL TUITION RAISED Foreign Pupils Will Have to Pay More Next Year. A regular meeting of the Borough School Board was hell Monday night with the following members present: Presi dent Fisher, Black,Green,Berger, Werk heiser, Keefer, Lunger, Festermncher, Barber, and Harpel. The report of the treasurer showed a balance on hand of §3,417.91. Dr. Barb er reported that Mr. Henrie who was given the contract for painting three rooms in the Third fvard building, re fused to sign the contract, as he did not exactly understand bow the work was to be done when he made his bid. E. E. Bittenbender, representing the Al abastine Company, of Grand Rapids, Mich., appeared before the Board and showed samples of Alabastine and ask ed that the Board use it on the walls of the rooms in the Third ward building in stead of paint. It was voted to pur chase the material and have it put on the walls of one of the rooms and on the other two if the work can be ac complished before the opening of the school term. The transfer committee reported a change in the prices of tuition, which was adopted. Heretofore foreign pupils in schools below the Grammar schools were charged 50 cents per month and Grammar school pupils SI.OO per month Under the new scale of prices foreign pupils in the First, Second and Third Primaries will be obliged to pay 75 cents per month, Grammar school pupils 51.25 per month and High school pupils 825 per year, the same price as formerly charge. The resignations of Miss Mary Will iams, supply teacher, and Miss M. C. Madden, substitute teacher, were ac cepted. Both ladies have secured per manent positions. The bills were held over until the next regular meetii^ Rural Delivery for two Townships. Some of the residents of Limestone and Liberty townships, this county, are soon to enjoy the benefits of free rural mail delivery. Special Inspector Eisenhower, of the post office department recently made a trip over the proposed route which is to take in these townships, and expressed himself much pleased with it and said he would make a favorable report. The route is as follows: From the Mil ton post office, out Broadway to Weid enhamer's, thence north through Para dise into Limestone township, Montour county, to the residence of Daniel Gaug er; thence south through Liberty town ship, to Billmeyer's Dam; thence west to Milton striking the Danville road at Lawson's farm. The route is twenty two miles long. If established the mail will leave the Milton post office every morning at eight o'clock, excepting Sun day. It is thought the service will be gin about September Ist. Pennsylvania Methodists to Convene. The convention of the Methodists of Pennsylvania will be held in Grace church, Harrisburg, Oct., 22 to 25. This will be but the second convention of Methodists ever held in Pennsylvania, the lirst and only one ever held, being in 1870 in Philadelphia, teince that time the Methodist Church has shown a remarkable growth in the State as well as elsewhere. At the present time there are in Pennsylvania the whole or parts of fourteen Conferences, with 250 church organizations, 1200 ministers, 270,000 members representing a constituency of over 750,000 and with church property aggregating a good many million dollars. Much Smoke Causes an Alarm. Dense volumes of smoke issuing from a basement window of the Thomas Beav er Free Library, about 1 o'clock Tues day afternoon, caused an alarm of fire, which brought nearly the whole fire de partment to the scene. Before any of the companies went into service it was found that the smoke came from a quan tity of waste paper in the furnace,which someone had lighted. The chimney be ing stopped up, the smoke tilled the basement and issued from the windows. Married at Saint Paul's Parsonage. At Saint Paul's M. E. parsonage on Saturday evening occured the marriage of Miss Carrie Shelley, daughter of Mrs. William Picking, Nassau street, and Jacob Secliler, the Rev. Dr. Dimmick of ficiating. A wedding dinner was given at the home of the bride on Sunday and the following friends were present: Mrs. Eva Creasy and daughter Emma, Miss Ida Secbler and George Hawkins. Taking Care of Homeless People. The Turbotville people who ren dered homeless by the big tire have been provided with temporary quarters in the homes of their more fortunate townsmen. Many whose dwellings and household goods were burned carried no insurance and are left penniless. Captured an Opossum. Edward Conuaii captured a large opossum in the yard in the rear of his residence, at the corner of East Front and Pine streets, Monday morning. Mrs. Corman lirst discovered the animal which was lying in a pail. She called her husband who captured it without difficulty. Rev. Raver Will Speak. The Rev. C. W. Raver will deliver the address at the G. A. It. picnic, Aug. 17. Positively no admittance fee will be charged at the park. KSTA HUSHED I'N 1855. III!, PICNICS ARE NUMEROUS One Held Yesterday and Another Booked for Tomorrow. Large picnics ;it De Witt's park are particularly numerous these days. One occurred yesterday, another will be held tomorrow and a third will take place on Tuesday. The picnic of Montour Castle, No. 18G Knights of the Golden Eagle yesterday was a success in every way and was at tended by nearly a thousand persons. The program of the day consisted of a base ball game between the "Eagles" and the "Buzzards," which was won by the former. The prize was a box of cigars. The other events resulted as follows: Mile bicycle race (against time) Will iam Berger, prize, lodge pin. Mile bicycle race, William Berger, first, Theodore Fischer, second, prize, bicycle bell. One hundred yards dash (for boys) Harry Walker, prize, base ball bat. Egg race, Fred Aten, prize, 25 cents. Apple match, Frank Freeze, 25 cents. Dancing was held during the afternoon and evening, music being'furnished by Wallace's orchestra. P. O. S. OK A PICNIC. Washington Camp P. O. S. of A., has fixed Tuesday, Aug. 21, for the holding of its picnic, which will be for members and their friends. Invitations have been sent to the camps at Berwick,Catawissa, Bloomsburg and Washingtonville, and a large number of out-of-town members of the order are expected. The events of the day will consist of a base ball game between the A. D. K., and the P. O. S. of A. teams, bicycle and other races. Tickets can be pro cured from any of the following: Isaac Dreifuss, Daniel Brooks, Jr., and John O. Eyerly. The committee of arrangements is com posed of the following: John O. Eyerly, chairman; Jesse Milroy, Isaac Dreifuss, Theodore Fischer, Daniel Brooks, Jr., Edward Albeck, Edward Waite, Isaac Cross, G. B. Wertman and W. D. Stra tiff. G. A. K. PICNIC. The G. A. K. picnic will be held to morrow and promises to be one of the biggest of the season. A number of out of-town Posts have accepted invitations to be present. No admittance fee to the park will be charged, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Will Not Goto Allegheny City. For sometime past persistent rumors have been in circulation in this city to the effect that the Rev. Dr. 15. F. Dim mick, the popular pastor of Saint Paul's M. E. church, had received a call from the congregation of Calvary M. E. church, of Allegheny City. The Pennsylvania Methodist of July 20, also announced that Dr. Dimmick had received a call from that church, but in its issue of Aug. !), corrects the statement as follows: "On what was considered good au thority it was stated in the Methodist of July 20 that Dr. B. F. Dimmick, of Danville, had been invited to the pas torate of Calvary M. E. church, Alle gheny City. This is incorrect. Dr. J. M. Thoburn, of Central church, Detroit, according to the Michigan Christian Advocate, has been tendered and ac cepted the call to Calvary." No Offer Yet Made For Bessemer Plant. While nothing definite has been lear ed the officials of the Danville Bessemer Company are still of the opinion that the company's plant in this city will be purchased by Canadian capitalists. To a Philadelphia Press representa tive an official of the Danville Bessemer Company said that the engineer who ex amined the company's plant, supposed ly in the interests of Canadian parties, went into matters in detail. Because of this fact the official is of the opinion that the Canadian people are consider ing seriously the purchase of the plant, lie said no offer has been made as yet and that some little time will be requir ed to complete the negotiations that these interests probably have in mind. Leader of a Celebrated Orchestra. Roy Foulk, of Williamsport, formerly of this city and a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Foulk, Lower Mulberry street.has as sumed the leadership of the celebrated Stopper & Fisk orchestra of that place. The Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin says that Mr. Foulk is an experienced violinist, and will in the future devote his entire time and attention to the ad vancement of this organization. Picniced at Roaring Creek. The following party of young people, chaperoned by Miss Sarah Cunningham picniced at the Hinckley cabin, Roaring Creek, Monday: Misses Jennie Lewis, Edith and Helen Kramer, Miss Hunter, of Bloomsburg; Messrs. Iliram Smith, Charles Shelhart, Clarence Derr, Joseph Brader. William Bailey, Walter Kramer, Osborne Brown, George and William Maiers. Camp Meeting at Clement's Park. The colored M. E. camp meeting of the Bloomsburg circuit will open at Cle ment's park, opposite Sunbury, Satur day evening, Aug. 18 and last over two Sundays. There will be good preaching and a large attendance is anticipated. Inspecting the Plant. J. D. Stinger and J. V. Johnston, of Philadelphia, have been in this city for the past few days inspecting the plant of the Danville Bessemer Steel Com pany. 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 and Descrption. our prices before plac ing your orders. MILLHOUSE-MILES JUPTIAIS Occurred This Afternoon in Saint Paul's M. E. Church At 12.30 o'clock this afternoon Saint Paul's M. E. church was the scene of a very pretty wedding. At that hour Miss Annie Miles, daughter of County Commissioner George W. Miles, a well known and popular young lady of this city, was united in marriage to Mr. Koss Mill house, of Ithaca, N. Y., former ly of this city. Ihe ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Dimmick and was wit nessed by a large number of invited guests. Harry L. Stewart, of Tyrone, officiated as best man and the ushers were Samuel Johnson, T. E. Murray, William Eggert and Eugene Miles, all of this city. The bride was attended by Miss Laura Corson, of Clifton Rocks. The wedding march was played by Miss Alice Sloane Dimmick. Following the ceremony at the churek a large reception was given at the home of the bride's parents, on East Market street, at which John B. McCoy was caterer. The many presents which have been received by the bride are handsome and valuable. The newly married couple departed on the 2.11 train for a bridal tour, after which they will take up their residence in Ithaca.N. Y. where Mr Millhouse occupies a prominent posi tion in musical circles. WASHINGTONVILLE What People are Doing in that Intereit ing Borough. Washingtonville, Aug. 14.—Miss Sadie Laidacker, of Riverside, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Geiger. Mrs. Dietrick, of Schuyler, visited Mrs. T. Yerg yesterday. Mrs. Butler left on Saturday last for Ashley to visit her daughter, Mrs. Cole, whose two children are quite ill. A number of our citizens visited Tur botville Saturday and Sunday to view the ruins of the big tire. The festival held Saturday evening at Strawberry Ridge was a big success and was well patronized by Washingtonville people. The Rev. T. M. Phillips will preach in Mahoning township Thursday evening. Fred Seidel drove to Turbotville Mon day evening. llie festival to be held Saturday even ing for the base ball team promises to be a very pleasant event. Fred Butler was overcome by the heat on Friday, but is now slowly recovering. B. Dieflenbacher was taken suddenly ill Sunday afternoon, but is now improv ing. Ralph Seidel is out again after a weeks' illness. James, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Switzer, is suffering from cholera in fantum. Last Days of the Canal. The Harrisburg Patriot says it has it from a very good source that the next Legislature will be asked to declare aban doned another part of the famous Penn sylvania canal, between West Nanticoke and Columbia. Proof that this is so, may be had from the fact that few re pairs are being made this season on the canal line and that few owners of boats have taken the pains to make repairs to their vessels or give them their annual painting. The Juniata branch declared vacant by the last Legislature, has disappeared entirely from the canal map. The en tire stretch from the coal mine to Col umbia is said to be that portion which the legislature will be asked to abandon Scores of old boatmen say that this will be the last boating season. Drills Suspended. Colonel Clement has issued the fol lowing order : Headquarters 12th Regt. Inf'v. Third Brigade, N. G. P., I Sunbury, Pa., August 14, 1900. General Order, No. 27. I. Drills will be suspended until Sep tember 10, I'JOO, on which date they will be resumed without order and morning reports sent in promptly noting gains and losses since encampment. 11. Company commanders will make requisition for fibre duck blouses as soon as measurements can be procured. 111. During vacation every etlort should be made to qualify all non-quali tied men. By order of COLONEL CLEMENT. M. 11. TAGGART, Adjutant. National G. A. R. Encampment, Chicago 111., Aug. 27-30. On account of the above the Lacka wanna railroad company will sell ex cursion tickets at one fare for the round trip. Good going from Aug. 25 to 27, and returning until Aug. 31. Presented With a Chair. Edward Cuthbert was pleasantly sur prised by a number of friends, at his home in Riverside, Saturday evening, the event being his sixty-eighth birth day. Mr. Cuthbert was presented with a handsome rocking chair and many other presents. Death of Joseph Gartland. Joseph C. Gartland, for many years a resident of this city, died at Erie, Tues day, aged 83 years. The remains were taken to Philadelphia for interment. Wilkesbarre is after the state fair,with fair prospects of gettiug it.