Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, August 23, 1900, Image 1

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Il\ iP. M. Danville, Pa.
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Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines
a Specialty
\V. I*. ASOLK,
Teeth Extracted without I'aln.
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Equipped with the latest and most Improved
Instruments and prepared lo execute the
most difficult work.
Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Moderate and all work Guaranteed.
Established 1892.
KINIlEffl M:\vs.
Picnics are decidedly uncertain these
Sunbury is to have a new broker s of
The horse chestnut trees are already
beginning to shed their leaves, which is
an indication that fall is approaching.
The Pennsylvania and Philadelphia
«!T Reading officials expect a big rush to
the seashore to-day.
Enroll in the International Schools
of Scranton before the advance in pri
ces of scholarships, which go into eflect
on Sept. Ist.— R. W. Shelly, Representa
tive, Montour House.
The festival held at the Mausdale Re
formed church last Saturday evening
was a financial success.
Tramps are numerous about South
Danville and Riverside.
A handsome bronze sign has been
placed in position in front of the First
National bank.
The Sunday school class of St. Peter's
M. K. church, Riverside, taught by Jesse
Shannon, held a festival at Mr. Shan
non's resider.VJT "'-iturday evening,
which proved a very successful event.
It cost the state nearly $150,000 to
give the National Guard a week's outing
at Mt. Gretna. Pennsylvania is very
liberal with its soldiers.
The hay fever season is here and a
large number of Danville people subject
to the ailment are suffering from it.
Political flag raisings are next in order
No campaign clubs have as yet been
formed in this city.
The leaves of many trees in this sec
tion are already putting on an autumn
like tinge.
An effort is being made by some mem
bers of the Grand Army of the Republic
to change Memorial Day from the .>oth
to the last Sunday of May.
'J UE <log days will soon be over, then
look for frost on the pumpkin.
The oyster vacation is drawing to a
FOR SALE— A farm of 30 acres about
live miles from Danville, on the road
leading from Mausdale to Jerseytown.
Good orchard, house, barn and other
buildings. Fiasy ttrms. Address, Box
29, Mausdale, Pa.
A rumor published some time ago to
the efTect that the Philadelphia & Read
ing Railway signal corps would be re
moved from Sunbury to Shamokin has
been confirmed by an official of the
road. The heads of ten families make
up the corps, and Shamokin will be the
gainer just that much, as they must all
remove their families to that to MI.
Farmers and others should keep an
eye on the Canadian thistle just now.
The seed will soon be ripe and scattered
broadcast unless prompt measures are
taken to destroy them. There is a State
law imposing a line on any person who
allows the Canadian thistle seed to rip
en on his premises.
William Pease and family will shortly
take possession of .the Van Alen prop
erty on W R est Market street.
The frame work for the building at
the rear of T. L. F]vans' Sons' marble
yard, which is to be used by R. J. Pegg,
the coal dealer, is nearly completed. ' |
During the next few days the pastors J
of a number of the city's churches will j
return from their summer recreation !
places, anil the work of the churches
will be carried on with renewed vigor.
Mrs. M. G. Grove will on Monday
move her household goods to Philadel
phia, where she and her daughters will
hereafter make their home.
Save 20 per cent, on the price of your
scholarship in the International Schools
of Scranton by enrolling this month. —
R. W. Shelley, Representative,Montour
Mrs. W. E. Roney yesterday, moved
from the Trinity Lutheran church par
sonage to the house recently occupied
by Joseph Welden, corner Kast Market
and Church streets.
The weather of yesterday indicates
that the back bone of the summer is not
yet broken.
The Kev. O. Pflueger, president of
the Danville Lutheran Synod, will speak
at the Susquehanna Lutheran reunion
to be held at Milton Park, Milton, to
day. His subject will be "Lutheran
'Consciousness." Rev. Pflueger is well
known in this city.
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VOL. 15—NO :!i.
At Friday Night's Meeting of the Borough
The Borough Council met in regular
session Friday night with the following
members in attendance: President Kem
mer, Goldsmith, Jones, Fetterman.Vas
tine, Rebman, Sechler, Amesbury.Lauer
and Brandt.
A communication to Burgess Mover
from the Burgess and a number of citi
zens of Turbotville was read. It was in
the form of a letter, which pictured the
destitute circumstances of the fire suffer
ers of that place and asked for assist
ance of any description. Burgess Moy
er was of the opinion that President
Kemmer should appoint a committee to
make a canvass of the borough to solic
it aid, but it was decided torequwt the
two banks to receive contributions.
Friday night was the time fixed for the
Water Commissioners to make recom
mendations for the various positions at
the water works plant. As no recom
mendations were forthcoming from the
Commissioners, Mr. Rebman moved that
Council proceed to elect whom they
chose. President Kemmer invited Mr.
Vastine to act as chairman and he,tak
ing the floor, spoke in favor of the mo
tion. A vote was taken, which resulted
in adoption of the motion, by a vote of
S to 1, Mr. Goldsmith being the dissent
ing member and Mr. \ astine uot voting.
For Superintendent Mr. Sechler
presented the name of Peter J Keefer
and Mr. Lauer nominated Harry Kerns.
A vote resulted as follows: Keefeg "
Kerns 3. Mr. Goldsmith refused toA***>
claiming that no vacancies ex" Ht
the plant and upon his own req<tt »« was
excused from the meeting. The follow
ing other employes were chosen by ac
clamation; Engineers, Angus Wright
and Jacob Bverlv; firemen, Edward Belt
and George Hullihen.
It was voted that the Street Commiss
ioner notify persons owning shade trees
that interfere with the electric light,
that if they do not trim the same inside
of five days, ttie Commissioner will do
the work for them.
It was decided to purchase 50 feet of
sprinkling hose for the Friendship Fire
"r. Lauer, of the light committee re
ported that the committee had conferr
ed with Supt. West, of the Standard
Electric Light Company, and it had
been found that S7OO would be saved an
nually by putting the lights on a moon
light schedule. No action was taken in
the matter.
John Bowers, who lives at the corner
of Bloom and Cherry streets, reported a
defective street crossing on the Cherry
street side of his residence, which prov
ed a great nuisance. This matter was
referred to the street and bridge com
Mr. Fetterman reported that com
plaints had been made about boys swim
ming in the canal inside the borough and
council ordered the practice stopped.
The following bills were ordered paid:
Regular employes $82.50
Street work 26.33
Tax on Citv Hall 99.75
S. W. Arm's 44 (jW
Regular employes
S. A. McCoy 20 00
Western Union Telegraph Co. 1.14
Employes Working for the Prizes.
The fifth pay day in the contest for
the prizes to be awarded by the Danville
Knitting Mills Company to the employ
es earning the biggest wages the most
number of times until Dec. -2, occurred
During the past two weeks the largest
wage earners were:
Full automatic Excelsior Knitting
machines, Lizzie Ilenkie, §13.49.
Brinton machines, Stella Mover, $9.25.
Scott & Williams, Gussie Von Blohn,
Loopers, Celia Treas, $12.35.
Winders, Katie Mullen, *7.72.
Toppers, tirst, Henry Scbram, £7.02;
second, Matthew Law, *<>.lß; third, Alice
Trainor. $5.82; fourth, Wesley Kobson,
$5.72; fifth, Gouger Lenhart, $5.55.
On the full automatic knitting mach
ines, Miss Ilenkie has led four pays and
Miss Celia Treas has headed the list of
the loopers four times. Henry Scliram
is ahead in the topper's contest,he hav
ing won out twice.
Three Thousand People Attended,
j Over three thousand people visited
I DeWitt's park Friday, thus making
the Grand Army picnic by far the larg
est of the year. Up until 330 o'clock in
the afternoon, the day was an ideal one,
but the hard rain storm struck the park
about that hour. A majority of the pic
nicers managed to secure standing room
iu the pavilion, but many were obliged
I to stand outside and receive a drench
' ing.
I Five innings of the base ball game be
i tween the liiver-ide and Danville teams
! W ere plaved before the storm and the
i former team was then in the lead, the
' score being 8 to 0. After the storm Um
pire Hancock signaled for the game to
again proceed, but the Riverside team,
he says,refused to play and as a consequ
ence he gave the game to Danville. 11 um
mer and Bucher composed Riverside's
battery and Klase and Robinson were
the points for the Danville team.
The other athletic events were post
poned on account of the wet track.
During the afternoon Stoes' band ren
dered an excellent program, which was
repeated in the evening. The picnic
was a decided success and certainly did
credit to those in charge of the arrange
I>AN VI IjTJE, l'A.. Til 1 I'SCAV. A I < JI'KT I'.MK).
House of Johu Linker Entered Through a
A bold burglary occurred at the home
of John Linker, 2(>l West Mahoning
street, early Sunday morning.
When Mr. Linker awoke at about 5
o'clock Sunday morning his trousers
which he always hangs on a chair, near
the bed, were missing. Upon going
down stairs a side window and door
were found wide open and on the floor
were the missing trousers. The contents
of the pockets had been removed and
were also left on tne floor. The pantry
and a small closet were ransacked, but
nothing was taken. Entrance to the
house was made through the window
and the door was opened after access
had been gained.
The slumbers of none of the Linker
family were disturbed during the night,
but some of the neighbors heard tfie
loud barking of dogs and strange noises
about the Linker premises, but thought
nothing of it.
There is no clue to the perpetrators of
the bold act.
The Rev. Ulrich's Tirv.. Zx nnon.
In Trinity Lutheran i urn ii Sunday
morning, the Rev. L. IX finch,v ho was ,
recently called to the j>;:-• t t* of that
church, preached his lir t s.-rnioii to!
that congregation. Tin re M large at- ,
tendance and the mem'.ieis *ere _-n-at)y
p.eased with tfieir new pastor's auie dis
Rev. Ulrich took his text from the
Gospel of St. Luke,l9 chapter, 41 and 42
verses: "And when He was come near,
ffe beheld the city and wept over it,say
ing, if thou had known, even thou, at
least in this thy day, the things which
belong unto thy peace; but now they
are hid from tlnne eyes."
In entering upon the pastorate of
Trinity church Rev. Ulrich will find a
most congenial and prosperous congrega
The Kev. L. I). Ulrich was born in
Selinsgrove, May (>, 1574. He received
tiis early education at Susquehanna Un
iversity. After completing his courseat
that institution he entered Muhlenburg
College, Allentown, and after graduat
ing from there he attended Mt. Airy
Theological Seminary, which course he
finished in 1899. For the past year he
has been assisting at the Church of Apos
tles, a mission at the corner of Broad
and Susquehanna streets, Philadelphia.
Although unmarried Kev. I'lrich will
occupy the church parsonage ou Church
Will Employ Pifty Additional Hands.
The management of the -Danville j
Knitting Mil's will increase the number •
of new machines, which they intend
putting in shortly. It was the purpose
of the company ib place thirty-six mach
ines on the third tioor of its factory.
It has now been decided to almost
double this number and fifty-nine addi
tional machines will soon be in opera
tion. Of these fifteen will be full auto
matic, two color stripers and forty-four
will be Brinton machines. Supt. West
on Saturday notified the employes of
the local mill that he would commence
shipping the new machinery immediate
ly and it is expected that it will arrive
and will be in position before the last of
the present week. It will require fifty
additional hands to operate the mach
ines when they are in running order. A
new reel, which is used to skein yarn,
was Monday placed in the mill. All
the yarn used in the local mill has here
tofore been skeined elsewhere.
Will Choose a Candidate Here.
Danville has been selected as the
meeting plac«*,of the Republican Con
gressional co J N*s of Montour, North
umberland,' nbia and Sullivan coun
ties, who will nominate a Republican
candidate for Congress.
This meeting has been arranged for
Saturday, Sept. 1, and will occur at the
Montour House at 11 a. m. The Col
umbia county conferees are the ouly
ones who will come to the convention
with instructions, W. H. Woodin, of
Berwick, who was Congressman Polk's
opponent two years ago, having received
the endorsement of that county.
Nearing a Close.
Vacation days are nearing a close for
the teachers and pupils of our public
schools and in less than two weeks time
the work of another term will com
mence. Bronzed faces attest to the
beneficial results from a season of out
door recreation, so that when the time
is at hand for the taking up of the duties
of the school room, there will be found
a reinvigorated army to respond with
that zeal as shall mean active purpose
to the close of another term.
Will Elect a State Board Member.
The farmers of Montour county are re
quested to meet at California (irange
Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1 p. m., for
the purpose of organizing a society for
the promotion of agriculture and for the
election of a member to the State Board
of Agriculture, delegates to State Col
lege and the transaction of other busi
ness as may properly come before the
meeting. All farmers of the county are
earnestly requested to be present and
take part.
Danville Lost.
The Danville base ball team was de
feated by the Y. M. C. A. team, of Sun
burv, at that place, on Saturday by a
score of 15 to 4. Klase and Gaskins were
the battery for Danville and Ammerman
and Conley for Sunbury.
An Organization Effected in This City on
Saturday Afternoon.
At a meeting held in this city Satur
day afternoon the company, which will
manufacture the Weitzel & Smith patent
' wagon spindle, was organized with a
| capital stock of SIO,OOO. The company
will transact business under the name of
I the Danville Manufacturing company,
iAt this meeting the local capitalists
i and tli" patentees arrived at a satisfact
j ory agreement and the necessary papers
j were drawn up and signed.
The election of officers resulted in the
| choosing of F. Q. llartman, president;
' .John Eves, of Millville, secretary and J.
'if. Goeser, treasurer. During the meet
ing $8,500 of the capital stock was sul>-
scribed and Mr. Goeser was
to secure the balance of the amount. As
soon as the whote amount is secured,
which will probably be in a few days,the
! fitting up of the plant will be commenc
j ed. A charter will be applied for at once.
As yet no buiiding has been selected
j by the company.
Business Brisk at the Tube Woiks.
Business is at present booming at the
I Howe A Polk Structural Tubing Works
J and many large orders are being receiv
i ed and tilled.
F'or sometime past the plant has been
operating but single turn, and with ord
ers as strong as they are at present the
<»ne turn is kept very busy.
It is very likely that should business
continue as brisk the plant will com
mence running double turn in a very
short time.
At the Skelp Mill of the Reading Iron
Works Tuesday the remainder of the
engine fly wheel was placed in position.
All that now remains to complete the
big wheel is the bolting. Employes of
the mil! expect that they will begin
work the tirst of next week.
Big Hail Stones Break Window Panes.
A terrific hail storm occurred a few
miles west of this city Saturday after
noon about 2 o'clock. The hail stones
that fell were larger than marbles and
crashed through the window panes of
the houses and barns in that vicinity.
Potato plants were beaten down and
fruit knocked from the trees.
The 2.21 Pennsylvania passenger train
was obliged to stop at Klinesgrove on
account of the great amount of hail
stones on the track. In the ditch be
tween the track and the mountain side
the bail accumulated to a depth of over
two feet.
Civel War Veteran Dead.
At the home of his son-in-law, Clyde
Ritter, near Fuhner's church, Northum
berland county, Saturday night, occurr
ed the death of James Lester, a member
of Goodrich Post G. A. R. and for many
a resident of this city. The de
ceased was 69 years old. During the
Civil War he served in Company D,
F'ifty eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers.
He was an Odd Fellow, a member of
Myrtle Lodge, No. 858.
Picnic at the Vastine Farm.
A pleasant party from this city held
a picnic at the Vastine farm,near Boyd's
Tuesday afternoon. The following at
tended: Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Youngman,
Mrs. B. R. Gearhart, Misses Ida Yorks,
Ava Gearhart, Ida Gallagher, Lou Mc-
Clure, Ada Gearhart, Anna Johnston,
Olive Thompson; Dr. John Yorks, of
Philadelphia, Charles Hunt, Stuart Bote
J. Beeber Vastine, Dr. J. 11. Vastine
and Dr. Schad, of Shamokin.
Brought Here From Bellefonte.
Frank Huey, of Bellefonte, was
brought to the Hospital for the Insane,
this city, Saturday. Huev served in
the regular army, during the war with
Spain, and contracted a malady which
rendered him unfit for manual labor-
His misfortune and destitution are
thought to have unbalanced his mind.
Grand Army Encampment at Chicago.
On account of the G. A. R. Encamp
ment at Chicago, 111., Monday, August
27th to September Ist, the Philadelphia
& Reading Railway have arranged to
sell round trip tickets for single fare.
For further information consult Ticket
A Saturday Night Arrest.
Patrick McGeever was arrested by
Policeman Voris, Saturday night, charg
ed with being drunk and disorderly. Be
fore Justice Bare, McGeever was lined $9
and gave an order for the amount.
Police Have Subscription Papers.
Subscription papers for the fund for
the relief of the Turbotville fire sufferers
have been placed in the hands of Chief
of-l'olice Mincemoyer and Officer Voris.
Bible Class Discontinued.
On account of the improvements now
going on in and about the Y. M. C. A.
building the Monday evening Bible Class
will be discontinued until further notice
Another Carrier.
About Oct. 1, another mail carrier will
be added to the local post office. Charles
Peifer who has acted as substitute will
till the position.
New Justice in the Fourth Ward.
Samuel Marks Monday received his
commission as Justice-of-the-Peace in
the Fourth ward.
llazleton now has a cat curfew. Cats
must hereafter bo housed and silent by
10 o'clock at night under penalty of
death for themselves and a fine for their
Brief Mention of the Movement of Your
Friends and Acquaintances.
Mrs. Andrew Russell is visiting rela
tives in Syracuse, N. V.
Miss Fannie Gibson, of
visiting relatives in this city.
Miss Lela Woodside returned Satur
day from a visit to Philadelphia.
Misses Mabel and Lillie Gelliuger, of
Lewisburg, are the guests of Miss Katie
Markle, Honeymoon street.
Miss Eva Crissman, of Bellefonte, and
Miss Gertrude Nesbit, of Sunbury, were
the guests over Sunday of Miss Jane
Lloyd, West Mahoning street.
Mr. and Mrs. John Limberger, ofSun
j bury, were guests over Sunday at the
I home of Charles Liuiberger, West Mah
! oiling street.
Miss Carrie Nichols, of Kingston, is
. the guest of Mrs. Hart, West Mahoning
Mrs. P. D. Bricker, of Harrisburg, is
the guest of Mrs. H. J. Angle, on Mill
Lewis Steinbrenner, of Wilkesbarre,
visited his mother on FJast Front street,
Miss Aiice Guest is spending two weeks
with a Bloomsburg party at Huntington
Valley cauip meeting.
Miss Helen Davis, of Pittsburg, is vis
iting her aunt, Mrs. T. F\ Patterson, on
Northumberland street.
Mr. and Mrs. John Haney spent Sun
day with relatives in Nanticoke.
Mrs. Annie Minier anil daughter, Miss
Violetta, of Bloomsburg, were the guests
of Mrs. Jane Livziey, Flast F'ront street,
over Sunday.
Mrs. Grant Keller, of Scranton, is a
guest at tiie home of Anthony Foust, on
Bloom street.
Miss Ida Andrews, of I'ottsville, is
the guest of I. W. Hartzell, on Grand
Miss Carrie Gaufi, of Chicago, is t!he
guest of Miss Kate liausch, F.ast Front
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bartholomew
returned Monday from a visit with
friends in Central, Columbia county.
Mrs. Jane Moser and Mrs. 0. IL
Trexler, of Allentown, who are visiting
at the home of J. 11. McCoy,West Mark
et street, spent Sunday with Shamokin
Mr. and Mrs. A. 11. Meyers, of Pitts
burg, who have been visiting at the
Rishel homestead, F'ront street,
and Miss Rozella Curtis, of this city,left
Monday for Ocean Grove, N. J.
Miss Hattie Nickels, of Dewart, is vis- 1
iting her aunt, Mrs. Lizzie Everhart, on j
Mill street.
Mrs. Henry Lamers and daughter,
Eva, of CovLigton, Ky., are visiting rel
tives in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams, Mrs.
Mary Cromwell, Mrs. Jennie Marshall, I
Miss Bertha Cromwell and Harry and j
Clarence Cromwell are visiting at the j
home of Charles Gaul, Turbotville.
Master Paul Casey, of Bloomsburg, is ;
visiting in this city, the guest of John j
Miss Maggie lOvans is visiting friends j
at Plymouth and Wilkesbarre. j
Mrs. James Rillel is spending a few
days in Milton.
Miss May Miller, of Williamsport, is
visiting her grandmother, Mrs. James j
Cruikshank, Pine street.
Miss Ida Hoflman, of Philadelphia, is j
visiting her parents on West
Miss I'. A. Croup, of Brair Creek, is
visiting tier niece, Mrs. Charles Bausch,
Front street.
Miss Florence Sherwood, of Berwick, ;
is the guest of Miss Mauie Ware, Bloom ,
Frank E. Allen, circulation agent of
the Philadelphia Inquirer, was in t.liis
city Monday evening.
Mrs. J. K. Geringer anil daughter,Msss
Nellie, will leave this morning for a visit
of two weeks at Manassas, Virginia.
Miss Ivvelyn Cressman, of Bellefonte,
is the guest of Miss Jane Lloyd, \\ est
Mahoning street.
Prof. Urie Lee Gordv, Principal-.elect
of the Danville High School, is spending
a few days in town. - Prof. Gordv ac
j ceptably tilled the position of instructor
of mathematics in our local high scho ol
for three years.—-Shamokin Herald.
Mrs. Thomas H. Johns and Mrs.
I'Aigene A. Moyer will leave this morn*
ing for Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Miss Maggie Doster and Miss Ajinie
Rempe will leave today for a trip to As
bury Park and Atlantic City.
Mrs. A. L. Miller, of llazleton, was
the guest of South Danville friends yes
terday Her husband, the Rev. Miller,
was a former pastor of St. Peter's M. E.
Bernard J. Fmright, who was employed
at the Danville Bessemer company's
blast furnace, this city, until it was
blown out, has accepted a position as
chemist for the Whitehall Portland
Cement company at Cementon, Lehigh
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Keefer and Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas B. Williivns and
daughter, Grace, will leavo tlus morn
ing for Atlantic City.
l)r. J. P. Holla, of Wasihiu};tonville,
drove to this city yesterday.
Mrs. S. V. Border returned to Wil
liamsport yesterday after a v'isit with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Rogers,
Fiast Front street.
Six Poker Players Saw the Chief-of-Police
Cluef-of-Police Mincemoyer raided a
gambling den Monday afternoon, but
the gamblers managed to escape arrest
by lleeing.
F'or sometime past the police author
ities have been aware that a party of
young men were almost daily turning a
small two story building in the rear of
T. L. Sons' marble yard, into a
poker joint. The Chief Monday de
termined to break the practice up and
about 3:30 p. M.he started for the
The players, however, caught sight of
the Chief long before he reached the den
and as be approached he sighted
six young men jumping from upstairs
windows to the ground, and then run
ning in various directions.
In an upstairs room the officer found
two umbrellas, one hat and 17 cents in
pennies, which suggested that penny
ante was the game. Chief Mincemoyer
was ab'e to recognize all of the fleeing
poker fiends and arrests are liable to re
Contract Let for New County Bridge.
The contract for the new county
bridge over Little Roaring Creek, near
Boyd's, in Mayberry township, which
will connect Montour and Northumber
land counties was yesterday let by the
Commissioners of the two counties.
In the courthouse, this city. Commis
sioners A. 11. Cooner, W. 11. Rohrbach,
and G. W. Raudenbush, of Northumber
land county, and H. C. Sandel and Wes
ley Perry of this county, received bids
as follows:
Nelson Buchanan Bridge Company.
Chambersburg, i-2i'U.
Curry & Yannan, this city, $249.
Penn Bridge Company, Beaver Falls,
The Nelson & Buchanan company be
ing the lowest of the bidders, the con
tract was awarded-to them. The new
bridge is to be of steel. The extreme
length will be 25 feet, with 1(> feet road
way. The Commissioners will bear the
expense of the mason work and the
lumber, which will be used.
Work on the structure will commence
at once.
As there was a misunderstanding the i
above figures were the second bids. Ac- j
cording to specifications the first bids j
Curry A Yannan, s2t>s.
Penn Bridge Company, $399.
Nelson & Buchanan,
Sad Death of a Child.
Catherine Kiegel, the three-years-old j
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Riegel,
of Philadelphia, died at the home of her |
grandfather, Peter Fen s term ac her, South j
Danville, Sunday night.
The child with its mother had been
visiting in South Danville for some
weeks past and on Sunday morning was
taken suddenly ill with cholera infan
The death was a particularly sad one j
as the child's father was in Philadel-1
phia and unable to reach here until
Tuesday morning.
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 GO-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.
Smallest Woman Alive.
Columbia county can boast of the
smallest woman now alive. Her name
is Sarah Mummey, and her home is with
her parents at Roaring Creek. She is
now 24 years old but lias never grown a
bit since the age of 3. The Catawissa
News Item prints her picture as she ap
pears playing with a pair of rabbits,and
really they are nearly as big as the baby
like figure beside them. She was taken
with a severe illness at the age of 3 says
the News Item and she has never grown
any larger. Her intelligence is that only
of a bright child, her mental growth be
ing stunted with her physical.
Mr. Tooley Gets Ano: ler Store.
The Sunbury Daily of Saturday says:
"John Tooley, of Danville, has purchas
ed the genera! store of the Ira T. Cle
ment estate and will conduct a grocery
store at that stand after September Ist.
Mr. Tooley has a large store in Danville
an 1 also one in Shamokin. Only gro
ceries will be handled.
New Uniforms for Good Will Compauy.
The members of the Good Will Hose
Company were Monday measured for
new uniforms. The suits will consist of
coats and trousers and will be dark green
in color. They will be finished by the
first of next month.
G. A. R. Returns Thanks.
At a regular meeting of Goodrich Post
No. 22G. A. K. held Monday night a vote
of thanks was tendered to all citizens
who assisted in making theCL A. R. pic
nic a success.
Preparations are being made lo put
down a new concrete floor in the Stand
ard Eiectric Light Company's plant.
To Run and Manage the Borough Water
A special meeting of the Borough
Council was held last evening with mem
bers present as follows : President Kern
mer, Vastine, Fetterman, Amesbury,
Kebman, Sechler, Lauer, Jones and
The object of the meeting was to re
peal all ordinances giving the Water
Commissioners power to appoint, lix
the salaries and terms ot office of em
ployes of the Borough Water plant.
Borough Solicitor Ammerman was
present and cited a similar circum
stance, which occurred in the Danville
Borough Council in 1878. At that time
Judge Klwell rendered an opinion,which
delegated to Council power to control
and maintain the Water Plant. In 1897
an ordinance was passed, which gave
the Water Commissioners a right to ap
point Water Plant employes.
By a unanimous vote the repealing of
the ordinance and the following amend
ment passed lirst reading.
SKITION I. —That the said Borough
Council shall at all times hereafter ap*
point all officers and employes necessary
in the running and managing of the
Water Department of said borough and
shall also determine and lix the term of
office and amount of salaries of the said
officers and employes so appointed.
SECTION II. —All ordinances or parts of
ordinances heretofore passed by said
Borough Council repugnant to, or in
consistent herewith, be repealed.
The many thousands who were un
able to witness this great spectacular
show at the Milton fair grounds last
year, will be glad to know that the
Young Men's Social Club of the Baptist
church, of that city, have completed ar
rangements with the famous Kepasz
Band of Williamsport, for its reproduc
tion on the evening of Labor Day, Sep
tember 3, lilOU.
This was no doubt the greatest enter
tainment ever given by local talent in
the West Branch Valley. Nearly one
thousand people took part in the ren
dering of the programme which was in
structive and entertaining from start to
finish. At times during the reproduc
tion of the battle of San Juan Hill men
would so far forget themselves that they
would rise jporn their seats and shout
cheers to the Bough Riders who could
be seen cli'nbing the hill under the
slaughtering fire of the Spaniards. It
was estimated that over four thousand
people witnessed the entertainment.
Arrangements are now under way for
special rates and trains from Catawissa,
Danville, Sunbury and Williamsport.
Last year more than a hundred people
wanted to attend from this section, but
were unable to get a return train.
Mrs. Ecksrt's Pather Dead.
On Monday night at 12.30, A. F.
Creasy, one of the oldest residents of
Berwick, died at his home in that place,
aged 78 years and 7 months. lie was
born in Mifflin, Columbia county, in the
year 1822 and had always lived in Col
umbia county, with the exception of a
few yearsin Williamsport and Hazleton.
lie was the father of Mrs. John Eckert,
of Mill street, this city.
Last Day for Assessment.
Wednesday, Septembersth, is the last
day for legal assessments in order to be
legally entitled to vote at the general
election. If you are between the ages of
twenty-one and twenty-three years,and
have not paid a state or county tax,you
must be assessed, on or before the sth
of September. It is important that your
name is on the assessor's list of taxables.
Attend to this at once.
Hose Carriage Delayed.
A message received Saturday from the
firm, which is building the Washington
Hose Company's new carriage, states
that it will not be shipped inside of
three weeks. The members are at a loss
to know where the difficulty lies, as the
contract called for the delivery of the
carriage by Aug. 7.
A Man With Nerve.
John Schaelier, of near Bloomsburg,
while attending the Bloomsburg Silk
Mill picnic at Milton Saturday fell under
a trolley car, which he was attempting
to board, and had two fingers of his left
hand cut off. In spite of this injury he
danced all the afternoon without having
the injured members dressed.
Montour Castle Will Attend.
The thirteenth annual reunion of the
Knights of the Golden Eagle, Susque
hanna district, will be held at Milton
on Monday, September 3, (Labor Day).
Montour Castle No. 186, of this city,
accompanied by a band, will attend in a
Picnic Postponed.
The managers of the P O. S. of A.,
| picnic, which was to have been held at
DeWitt's park, Tuesday, on account
of the wet grounds decided to postpone
the affair until Tuesday, Aug. 28.
All tickets which have been issued will
be good on that date.
Transcripts Returned.
Transcripts have been returned to
District Attorney Welsh in the cases of
George W. Dansberger, charged with ob
taining money under false pretense, and
l'aul F. Thompson, charged with deser
tion and non-support.
The office of the AMERICAN ueing
furnished with a large assortmen
of job letter and fincy type and job
material generally, the Publisher
announces to the public that he is
prepared at all times to execute in
the neatest manner
Of all Kinds and Descrption.
our prices before ph c
ing your orders.
One at Sunbury and the Other at Will
Fred Wood yard and William Phoenix,
two young colored men of this city,have
enlisted in the United States Regular
Army and will be sent to China shortly.
Woodyard enlisted at Williamsport
yesterday and Phoenix entered the ser
vice at the Sunbury recruiting station
Tuesday night. Both young men were
assigned to the Twenty-fifth U. S. In
fantry (colored) which is now in Bervice
in the Philippines. Phoenix left for
Texas last night and Woodyard will go
today. In about a month they will sail
for Manila, where they join their regi
ment and proceed with it to China.
I'lioenix is ;u years of age and is a son
of Mrs. Annie Young, Chambers street.
Woodyard is the same age.
Derr Reunion.
The Derr reunion was held at the Sul
phur Springs, Moreland, Pa., Aug. 16,
1900. About 100 of the descendants of
Christopher and Mary Derr and near
relatives were present from Montour,
Columbia, Northumberland and Lycom
ing counties. After enjoying a sumptu
ous feast in a most beautiful grove, Kev.
H. C. Monroe, of Whitehall, and Kev.
K. M. Hunsicker, of Chestnut Hill,
Philadelphia, former pastors, delivered
very appropriate and touching addresses.
The following officers were elected for
the year: President, William Derr,
Moreland; vice-president, Wilson Derr,
Moreland; secretary, Calvin Derr; as
sistant secretary, Miles J. Derr, both of
Limestone; treasurer, F. C. Derr, Dan
ville; executive committee, J. F. Derr,
Turbotville, T. M. Derr, Schuyler, G.
W. Derr and J. W. Derr, Limestone.
The time and place of the next reunion
was not decided upon.
Churches Will be Asked to Assist.
The fund for theTurbotville fire suffer
ers has reached $l4B, and it is thought
that no difficulty will be experienced in
securing the desired $250.
There is a movement on foot to have
the churches of this city take collec
tions for the sufferers and it is likely
that they will be requested to do this
next Sunday.
Two baskets of clothes were left at
the City Hall yesterday, one by S. J.
Welliver and the other by F. C. Derr.
More clothes are needed and it is hoped
that contributions will be freely made.
Half Day Sessions.
One of the Ashland newspapers has
begun an agitation in favor of half dsy
sessions of school during September on
the ground that tlie weather in that
month is too hot to hold the regular full
day session. That argument will hardly
hold good. September is not so hot that
children suffer while at school and to
keep the schools open only a half day
would lengthen the term so that it
would be necessary for them to remain
at school far into June, when the mer
cury reaches a higher point and when
weather conditions are more unbearable
than in September.
Two Fingers Injured.
Michael Davitt, an employe of the
Reading Iron Works, while working
about the rolls last evening, had the
misfortune to catch the lingers of his
left hand in a cog wheel. He sustained
a compound fracture of his third finger
and his second finger was badly lacerat
ed. Dr. Stock dressed the injured fing
"Heps" Picnic Postponed.
Owing to the inclement weather the
Heptasophs' picnic has been postpon
ed to Wednesday, September 5, We regret
very much the postponement of the
pleasant event, but it was unavoidable.
Save your tickets as all tickets will be
good on the above date.
For Sale.
Farm of 28 acres for sale. Situated
about four miles from Danville. A fine
peach orchard; also pears, apples, red
and black raspberries, blackberries, cur
rants and asparagus. An excellent farm
for early truck. Easy terms. for par
ticulars address Box 74, Danvilfc, Pa.
Addition Will Be Finished by Sept. 10.
Work on the addition which is being
built to the South Danville school house
is being pushed as rapidly as possible
and it is expected will be completed by
j Sept. 10.
School will open some time between
the 15th and 25th of the montji.
The attendance at the Patterson Grove
camp meeting is large and the sessions
are very interesting. luesday morning
Dr. Frysinger, of Bloomsburg, preached
the sacramental sermon, after which the
Lord's Supper was observed. lu the
afternoon Rev. DeMoyer, of Northum
berland, preached and the children s
meeting was conducted by Mrs. Brad
shaw. "in the evening a Young People's
meeting was conducted by Kev. Bedlock
and Kev. D. Y. Brouse preached.
A large number of folks from this city
camped near Cameron, along the Sus
quehanna river, during the summer.
Cameron is one of the best camping out
places in this section, and has been a
favorite for many years with Danville
Big Catawissa Corporation.
The Hamlin Car and Wheel company,
of Catawissa, was incorporated at Dover,
Del., on Tuesday with a capital stock of