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DR. IKYING H. JENNINGS,
9A. M.to 1-1 M WMM St.,
IP. M.to iP. M. Danville, Pit.
iMVLTZ, M. D.
425 MILL ST., DANVILLK, PA.
Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines
W. P. AJIUIiK,
Office: 218 Mii.l Stbkkt.
Teeth Oixlraot«-d without I'ain.
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Equipped with the latest and most improved
InatruiuentH and prepared lo execute the
most difluuit work.
Summer isn't over yet.
Vacationists are not coming home in
All kinds of plants and vegetables are
Riverside schools will open on Sept
The county fairs will be started be
fore many days go by.
Oyster saloons are being brightened
Bicycles have been laid away for fairer
The local subscription list for the Tur
botville fire sufferers has reached $l7O.
State blanks for the county assess
ment arrived at the County Commis
sioners' oflice, this city, yesterday.
If the day is at all favorable the prob
ability is that DeWitt's park will see
oue of the largest gatherings of the sea
son on Labor Day. Many friends of
the Continental Fire Company have ex
pressed their intention of attending the
Accompanied by the Mechanicsville
band, Montour Castle, No., 187, Knights
of the Golden Eagle, will leave here
Labor Day on the 7.42 a m. Reading
railroad train for Milton, returning on a
special train at 11:30 p. m. The round
trip fare will be 47 cents.
The improvements on the Pennsyl
vania railroad near Kipp's Run are
The sth reunion of the Columbia
County Veteran Association will be held
at Benton on Saturday, Sept. 25), 1!H)0.
Edward Corman and the County Com
missioners are erecting a fence between
tiic county jail ami Mr Gorman's prop
The chestnut crop this year will be
unprecedented. Every tree is covered
by the tiny embargo of the fall fruit.
Campaigu fairy tales are about due.
Catalogues are being received in this
city for the coming Bloomsburg fair.
The gutters in front of many residen
ces throughout the city have been nicely
Fok Sale —A farm of 30 acres about
five miles from Danville, on the road
leading from Mausdale to Jerseytown.
Good orchard, house, barn and other
buildings. Easy terms. Address, Box
29, Mausdale, Pa.
Thermometers have been overworked
Great preparations are being made for
the Labor Day picnic, which will be held
by the Continental Hose Company at
The repairs to the public school build
ings are being completed.
Passenger travel over the Pennsyl
vania, D L. & W. aud Reading roads
continues to be very heavy. This has
been a prosperous summer for the rail
The prudent householder is doing
business with the coalman these days
and will have his bins well stocked be
fore cold weather and higher prices
The repairs on the Third ward school
buildim; have been completed and the
structure presents a fiue appearance.
During the fierce storm of Sunday
evening, a chimney on the house of
Richard Robinson, who lives near
Mooresburg, was struck by lightning,
but the building was not damaged.
The brick residence of Charles Henniger,
between Mooresburg and Pottsgrove,
was struck, the chimney demolished
and windows broken.
Public school teachers, whose homes
are away from this city and those who
have been away on their vacations, will
return this week.
A boat ride to Cbuiasky will take
place on Monday, Sept., 10, at 7.20 p.
iu., under the auspices of the Salvation
Army. A meeting will be conducted on
the boat by the officers.
Political committees are hurrying
their constituents who have thus far
failed to secure registration. The last
day for the registration of voters is
The Knights of the Golden Kagle dem
onstration in Milton on Labor Day
promises to be one of the biggest events
ever held in that place.
The Rev. T. M. Phillips, of Washing
tonville, preached the closing sermon at
the Patterson Grove camp meeting on
Thursday evening. About 2,000 people
were on the grounds the last night. At
midnight after the exercises of the
evening closed, a quartet composed of
Prof. Reese, of Riverside; Prof. Eves,
of Millville, and Rev. Phillips and Rev.
D. Y. Brouse, Eyersgrove, rendered sev
eral selections and were greeted by
rounds of applause by the cottagers.
'THIS COt NT RY WILL NEVER h\i I-NT I RELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITS OWN DEMANDS WIT 11 ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS."
VOL. 45-NO :K>.
PHKEFI'I. DEATH OF
MRS. SAKAII BROWN
Occurred at Her Home Yesterday After
noon, About Three O'clock.
At her home on Mill street yesterday
afternoon, about 3 o'clock, occurred the
peaceful death of Mrs. Sarah A. Brown,
widow of the late George B. Brown. For
a number of years Mrs. Brown had been
a suti'erer from rheumatism and during
the past six months had been confined
to her bed. Although everything possi
ble was done to relieve her sufferings,
medical aid could not prolong her use
Mrs. Brown was one of the best-known
and most highly respected ladies of this
city. She was born on the Gearhart
farm, near Riverside, January 16, 1821.
Her parents were John and Sophia Gear
hart, who were among the oldest sett
lers of this section. But one member of
this old and well-known family survives,
Mrs. I. H. Torrence,of Riverside Heights
Mrs. Brown was married in 1837, her
husband, George B. Brown, for many
years was one of the prominent merch
ants of this city. Four children were
born to them: Benton 8., Melissa D.,
wife of O. 11. Ostrander, of Riverside,
John G. and Will G., of this city. In
184t5 Mr. and Mrs. Brown took posses
sion of the residence on Mill street,
which was occupied by them for fifty
years, until Mr. Brown's death occurred
on May 2t>, 1896. Since then Mrs.
Brown has resided in the old home. She
was reared in the faith of the Methodist
Episcopal church and up to the time of
her death was a true, devoted and con
sistent member of Saint Paul's church.
She will be sadly missed, not only in her
own home, where she was always a shin
ing light, but by many dear neighbors
The funeral will be held from the fami
ly residence on Friday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. Interment in the family plot,
Mt. Vernon cemetery.
Samuel Watkins, who for the past 16
years has had charge of the roll depart
ment of the Reading Iron Works, died
at his home on Upper Mulberry street,
at 10:10 o'clock last night. Death was
due to a complication of diseases.
Mr. Watkins was 61 years old and was
born in Wales. He is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Harry Douglass, Annie
J., and Agnes C, and one son, Arthur
W., all of this city.
The funeral arrangements have not
been made, but the remains will be tak
en to Reading for interment.
The live-months-old daughter of Mich
ael Werle, of Gulick's Addition, died
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock of chol
era infantum. The funeral will be held
from the house on Saturday morning at
9 o'clock. Interment in Turbotville.
ItltK ITEN BACH.
May Breitenbach, the 7-years-old
daughter of Joseph Breitenbach, of 39
Vine street, died early Saturday morn
ing. Death wasdue to spinal meningitis.
The Opening of School.
Only a few days more of vacation re
main for the boys and girls of Danville
and next Tuesday morning will find in
the neighborhood of thirteen hundred
children wending their way to the var
ious school buildings of this city, where
the outlook for a successful term is ex
The School Board -lias everything in
shape for the opening term. The build
ings have all been cleaned and putin
the best possible order. All of the school
properties have been repaired mwre or
less and at the High School and Third
ward buildings the repairs were quite
Before the opening of the schools the
Superintendent will have to arrange for
the placing of the foreign pupils, who
as yet have not been assigned to any
This year a Kindergarten school \yill
be an innovation in Danville. It will be
conducted by Miss Cora Kase, of South
Danville, who last year took a course in
Kindergarten work in Philadelphia. The
oflice building of the old Grove Furnaces
on East Mahoning street, will be oc
cupied by the school.
Left Thumb Pinched Off.
William Treas, of South Danville, met
with a painful accident at Herndon
yesterday. He was working on some
Pennsylvania railroad improvements
and in some manner caught the thumb
of his left hand between the handle and
the rim of an iron bucket, pinching the
end of that member off The injury was
dressed at Herndon.
Entertained Young People.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Voris entertain
ed a party of young folks at their home
ou Ferry street, last evening, in honor
of Miss Charlotte Voris, of Scranton.
Those present were: Misses Elsie Edgar,
Gertie Bare, Helen and Nellie Geise,
Emetine Lyon and Margaret Michael, of
Muncy; Robert, George and Sam Jacobs.
Rev. Bushong Now an Attorney.
The Rev. W. K. Bushong, a former
pastor of Sbiloh Reformed church, this
city, who on account of throat affection
was compelled to abandon the active
work of the ministry, was on Monday
last admitted to practice as an attorney
in the several courts of York county.
Will .Return on Friday.
The Rev. A. B. Bowser and family will
return on Friday from an extended visit
near Pittsburg. Rev. Bowser will oc
cupy the First Baptist pulpit on Sunday
D.VNVILTJE, I'A.. TIII'ItSDAY, Al<U ST:JO. 05)00.
HESULTS IN DEATH
Flagman Geasy, Formerly of South Dan
ville, Died Last Night.
As the result of a slight accident which
occurred two weeks ago \V. A. Geasy, of
Nescopeck, formerly of South Danville,
a flagman on the Pennsylvania railroad
and a son-in-law of Mrs.Mary A. Huber,
of Riverside, died at 9 o'clock last even
ing from blood poisoning. Some years
ago Mr. Geasy injured his right leg while
employed on the railroad and since that
time that member has not been very
strong. About two weeks ago. while at
his work he again injured his right leg
iu about the same place, by falling from
the step of a box car. lie was taken to
his home and blood poisoning develop
ed, resulting in his death. A wife, two
sons and a daughter survive him. The
remains will be brought to South Dan
ville for burial. The funeral announce
ment will be made later.
Firemen's Picnic on Labor Day.
The Labor Day picnic, to be held at
DeWitt's Park, under the auspices of
the Continental Ho-e Company, on
Monday next, promise to be one of the
most successful and lar est picnics oil tie
year. The program for the day mi l the
prizes which will be awarded by Dan
ville merchants are as billows:
100 yards dash. First prize, silver
medal by Henry Kempt-; second prize,
a hat by K. L. Marks.
Half mile foot race.—First prize, a
Chestnut Street special hat by Dreifusa
& Co.; second prize, a pair of shoes by
Half mile bicycle race.—(for boys un
der 15 years). First prize, scarf pin by
H. Bernheimer; second prize, a pair of
shoes by W. J. Rogers.
One mile bicycle race (open). —First
prize, silver toilet set by Geo. H. Smith;
second prize, pair bicycle hose by J. J.
Two mile bicycle handicap-—First
prize, gent's gold watch chain by James
Dailey; second prize, silk umbrella, by
S. F. Kicketts; third prize, pair bicycle
shoes by W. E. Lunger.
Prizes will also be awarded for the fol
lowing races: 30 yard bag race, 50 yard
potato race, 50 yard barrel race and
Sons of America Big Picnic.
The members of Washington Camp
No. 364, P. O. S. of A. and their friends
picniced at DeWitt's park Tuesday.
The event was a great success and was
attended by between eight and nine
hundred people. The day was spent in
a most enjoyable manner.
A base ball game between a team com
posed of P. O. S. of A. members and A.
D. K. members resulted in a victory for
the former team, the score being 9 to 5.
In the evening a cake walk was held,
which was won by Miss Mary Law and
John Hollister. The judges were: Isaac
Gross, John Kyerly, Edward Albeck,
Isaac Dreifuss and 11. 11. Allen.
The committee of arrangements is de
serving of a great deal of credit for the
able manner in which it conducted the
Danville Will Be Well Represented.
Danville will be well represented in
the various universities of the country
this year. Prof. R. 11. Wilson will
enter upou a course in the Princeton
Theological Seminary, Curry Fisher is
preparing to enter Lehigh University,as
is also Michael Hornberger. Spencer
Vastine, of South Danville, will enter
Dickinson College, Theodore Angle will
prepare for Princeton at Lawrenceville
Academy. John M. Hinckley will com
plete his course at Lafayette and Ben
jamin Kogers will return to Dickinson.
Howard Clark, of South Danville, will
enter the sophomore class of State Col
At a small party given by Mrs. K. H.
Woolley. at Edgemont, yesterday after
noon the engagement was announced of
Miss Gussie Sweisfort, daughter of Dr.
J. Sweisfort, and Dr. R. E. Johnston ot
the State Hospital. The announcement
is a pleasant bit of news to the many
friends of both parties.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. A.
H. Woolley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wat
son, the Misses Eckman, Miss Sweisfort,
Miss Cordelia Woolley, Dr. Johnston
and Mrs. R. 11. Woolley.
Camo Here to Wed.
At the Pine Street Lutheran Church
parsonage Tuesday afternoon, Will
iam C. Forrester, of Klinesgrove, and
Miss Sara Dugan, of Sunbury, were unit
ed in marriage, the Rev. Dr. Shindel
officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Forrester will
remain in this city for a few days, the
guests of the Hotel Oliver.
Quarrying Stone for the New Bridge.
County Commissioners Miles and Perry
visited the proposed site for the new
bridge in Mayberry township yesterday
and tixed the lines for the mason work.
The stone for the work is at present be
ing (juarried and the construction will
Another Circus Coming.
George 15. Beckley, better known as
"Old man Beck," advance agent for
Welsh Brothers circus, was in this city
yesterday. The Welsh Brothers' aggre
gation will show in this city on Tues
day, Sept. 4.
Six O'clock Dinner.
Mrs. 11. J. Angle entertained a nutn
her of friends at a six o'clock dinner at
her home on Mill street last evening.
SIMON P. KASE DIEIi
For Many Years He Was a Prominent
A telegram was received in this city
Monday morning announcing the
death of Simon P. Kase, for many years
one of Danville's most prominent and
influential citizens. Mr. Kase died at
his home in Philadelphia on Sunday
night, where he had been ill for several
months. He is survived by three sons
and two daughters.
As yet the funeral arrangements have
not been completed and it is not known
whether the remains will be brought
here for interment.
Simon P. Kase was born in Hush town
ship, Northumberland county, on the
27th of August 1814, and was the young
est of a family of nine children. At 20
years of age he left home to enter alone
the battle of life. His first enterprise
was the building of threshing machines
and he carried the first machine over
the mountains to Lebanon county. In
18.')5 he established a machine shop in
Lebanon county which he conducted
lor two years, when he sold it and re
turned home. In 1837 he built the
second iron foundry in this city, the
product of which he shipped in boats to
various parts of the state. In 1844 he
commenced the building of a mill for the
manufacture of merchant iron, which
was completed in 1846 and was quite an
event in the hif-toiy of Danville, With
out the knowltdgj of roll turning or
pattern making Mr. Kase constructed
the first three high train of rolls ever
used in this section. In 1852, he sold
the rolling mill, which was moved to
Ktioxville, Tenn. From 1848 to 1852,
Mr. Kase manufactured the Kase Force
pump, in which enterprise he realized a
sufficiency to retire from business. In
1857, he met with financial reverses and
opened an office iu New York to sell
railroad iron. Soon after he assumed
charge of the construction of the Flint
and Parmaquett railroad in Michigan
and later he became sole manager, com
pleting the road in two years.
In 1862 Mr. Kase took charge of the
Heading A Columbia railroad, and after
being stoutly opposed by the Pennsyl
vania and Baltimore iS: Ohio railroads,
succeeded in getting the assistance of
the 11. S. congressional committee on
railroads. The road was completed
after a hard struggle. In 1804 Mr. Kase
established the Beaver Creek company,
and on account of the Catawissa rail
road company's refusal to handle the
coal of the company, lie was induced to
build the Danville, Hazleton & Wilkcs
barre railroad. In this enterprise he
met many difficulties but overcame
them all. The road has since become a
part of the Pennsylvania system, lie al
so built the Lehigh and Eastern. For the
past twelve years Mr. Kase had made
his home in Philadelphia.
Regular Meeting of School Board,
The School Board met in regular ses
sion Monday with the following mem
bers present: President Fischer, Orth,
Green, Lunger, Berger, Black, Werk
heiser, Barber, Curry, Harpel.
Dr. Barber reported that the repairs
on the various school buildings had
been accomplished. The report was
accepted. It was voted to procure one
hundred feet of hose for the Fourth
Miss Jennie Lovett who graduated
from the High School last June, was
elected to the position of supply teacher
to fill the vacancy caused by the re
signation of Miss Mary Williams.
Bills were ordered paid as follows:
Danville Stove Company ids.oo
Standard Gas Company 40
Ezra Haas 2.50
S. M. Trumbower 137.50
W. E. Lunger 1.14
Wra. Walter &|Co ti.45
John R. Lunger 0.25
Mrs. A. Keefer 20.00
Henry Dietz 2.50
Uriah Grove 50
Mrs. C. Robinson 25.00
Daniel Kasliner 111.75
Mary Hendricks ;54.!»0
Reading Iron Co 2.1-5
Danville Stove Co 7.56
11. J. Mourer 1!).«5
Danville Sun 7.50
MORNIXU NEWS 1.08
J. L. Russell 8.55
William Miller 3.00
George Tillson 8.95
Cast For Fire Sufferers' Benefit.
Active preparations are being made for
the presentation of "An Adirondack
Romance," which will be given in tlie
opera house on Thursday, Sept. t», for
the benefit of the Turbotville tire suffer
ers. The rehearsals are under the dir
ection of Mrs. Hannah Wyle and some
interesting specialties are being arrang
ed for between acts. Tickets are now
being offered for sale. The price down
stairs will be 35 cents; gallery 25 cents.
The object is a most deserving one and
should be liberally patronized.
Miss Lizzie Miles whose ability is well
known, will appear in the leading role.
The entire cast follows:
'•Jack Henderson" William Eggert
•'Jethro Baxter" Keely Ream
"Harry Woodthorpe". -Theodore Angle
"Philander Potts" Ben Rogers
"Wally Henderson".. Frank Newbaker
"Jake" Percy M. Angle
"Mercy Baxter" (Marcy).. ..MissLizzie
"Edith Henderson" Miss Gertrude
"Emma Watson" Mrs. Henry Lyon
"Mrs. Henderson". ..Miss Cora Dreifuss
The pugilistic element is having a live
ly time of it lately.
Brief Mention of the Movement of Your
Friends and Acquaintances.
Mrs. John It. Bennett and guests Mrs.
F. W. Kase and son, D. B. Kase, of
Philadelphia, returned yesteiday, from
a pleasant trip to Berwick in the brake,
driven by George Payne.
Mrs. E. M. Arnold and three children,
of Ilarrisburg, is visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Rillle, Riverside.
Mrs. George Edmondson and daught
er, Miss Margaret, returned yesterday
from a trip to Philadelphia and Atlantic
Messrs John McMahan, Uay Golder,
Edward Roberts, Arthur Mowery, and
J. W. Young, of Valley township, at
tended the Grangers' picnic at Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kase left yester
day for a trip to Gettysburg and Wil
Miss Kline and Miss Martin, of Sun
bury, returned home yesterday, after a
visit the guest of Miss Mary I'nger,
The Rev. Erskine Wright returned
home last evening from a month's vaca
Mr. and Mrs. William Mettlerand Mr.
and Mrs, H. 11. Vastine, of Rush town
ship, are at the Grangers' picnic, Wil
Frank L. Courson, of Washington
ville, was a visitor to this city yester
Mr. and Mrs. James Riegel, who have
been the guests of Mrs. Riegel's parents
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fenstermacher,
South Danville, returned to their home
in Philadelphia, Saturday.
Miss Mabel Kelly, of Berwick, spent
Sunday with friends in this city.
Miss Charlotte Costolo, of Lancaster,
arrived in this city Saturday for a visit
at the home of Dr. W. P. Angle.
George Boudman, William Clarke,
William Curry and 11. T. Raup of
Mooresburg, left yesterday for Williams
Grove to attend the Grangers' Picnic.
Miss Mary B. Robison has returned
from a several weeks' visit with Harris
Mr. and Mia. Beverly Musselman have
returned from Ocean (trove, N. J
Miss Margaret Ammerman, who has
been making an extended visit with
Denver, Colo., relatives, started for
home on Friday She will makeseveral
brief visits at various cities on her home
ward bound trip.
Mrs. O. D. Sheppard, of Carbondale,
arrived in this city Saturday night for a
visit at the home of F. W. Howe.
Mr and Mrs. R. C. Shannon, of River
side, returned Saturday evening from
Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Boston.
Mrs. L. A. Yeiser returned from Scliuyl
kill Haven on Saturday.
Mrs. Thomas Pine, Mrs. F. W Howe
and Miss Sallie Musselman were the
guests of Mrs. Joseph Schwartz, at Lily
Lake, over Sunday.
The Misses Celia and Alda Bassett are
making a business trip to Philadelphia
and New York.
Miss Mary Wetzell is visiting friends
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Linker, of Wil
liamsport, are guests at the home of
John Linker, West Mahoning street.
Miss Lottie Steinbach, of Pottsgrove,
is a guest at the home of Horace Ben
nett, church street.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sondheim, of
Mauch Chunk, are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Goldsmith, Mulberry
Mrs. D. M. Boyd, Miss Dora Graul,
Miss Elsie Boyd and Miss Gephart of
Bellefonte, returned Monday from
Lake Ganoga, where they have been
spending several weeks.
Mrs. George Ortman, of l'eekskill, N
Y., is visiting at the Ortman homestead.
Miss Kate Deiner, of Ashland, is visit
ing Miss Stella Esterbrook, East Mar
Benjamin Forred of Hartford, Conn.,
is visiting relatives and friends in this
city. Mr. Forred is a former Danville
Mrs. Robert Tibbett, of Baltimore,
Md , is a guest at the home of Benja
mine Ilartzell, Mowrey street.
Homer F. Cloud returned to Bing
hauiton, N. Y. Tuesday after a visit
with his brother, Chas. (i. Cloud, East
Mrs. George Francis, who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. Phoebe Freeze
the past few months, left for her home
in Colley ville, Kansas, Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Ellen Croope, of Briar Creek,and
sou, George, of Washington, I). C., are
the guests of Mrs. Charles D. Bausch,
East Front street.
Miss Ruth Morgan, returned to Kings
ton yesterday, after a visit with the
Misses Bassett, Mill street.
Miss Sarah Freeze, returned from a
visit with friends in Lewisburg yester
Mr and Mrs. William Forrester re
turned to Sunbury yesterday, after a
few days visit with friends in this city.
Claude Gross, who has been visiting
at the Bowden homestead, near Boyds,
returned to his home in Denver, Cel.,
Miss Florence Black returned to Phila
delphia yesterday after a visit with Mrs.
George Long Mulberry street.
Mrs. Mary Huber is visiting relatives
KNOCKED FROM A
TREE BY A LIVE WIRE
Lineman Kesty Narrowly Escaped Being
W. M. Kesty, of Bloomsburg, a line
man in the employ of the Montour &
Columbia Telephone Company, received
a severe shock from an electric light
wire Friday afternoon and came very
near being seriously injured.
Kesty, in company with another line
man, was engaged in trimming shade
trees on Lower Mulberry street, which
interfere with the company's wires. He
had climbed a tree for the purpose of
cutting off some of its boughs. A num
ber of smaller branches were resting on
the wires and Kesty reached out with
his pincers to push theui away.
The pincers accidentally came in con
tact with the wires and the lineman re
ceived a shock, which rendered him un
conscious and he fell from the tree to
the pavement a distance of over twelve
feet. He soon regained consciousness
and felt no evil effects as the result of
his dangerous experience.
The Midway at the Wilhamsport fair
this year will be a great and successful
attraction. Among the fair features will
be Lionel Legal e,phenomenal equilibrist
originator and performer of the biggest,
strongest and most versatile equilibris
tic gymnastic act in the world. The
spiral tower is the tinest and costliest
ever constructed. It is built of steel
and aluminum and is a big attraction in
itself. This is the first season for this
act in America and is direct from the
leading European amusement resorts.
The agricultural feature will be much
larger and finer than it was last year.
From present indications the races will
be highly interesting, and the manage
ment expect at least 100 horses from
different parts of the I'nited States'
Everybody should make it a point to
attend the fair Don't forget the date—
Sept, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
Election of Y. M. 0. A. Directors.
The annual election of directors for
the Y M. C. A. was held at the Associa
tion building Tuesday night between the
hours of 7 and 9. The following fifteen
directors were elected:
W. 1.. McClure, James Foster, 11. H.
Furmau, Samuel A. McCoy, Jesse Shan
non, Thomas C. Curry, Dr. J. E. Rob
bins, Samuel Werkheiser, 11. B. Shultz,
Amos Vastine, William James, Thomas
Mills, Alex. 11. Grone, John \V. Swartz
and William J Rogers.
At the regular monthly meeting,which
will be held in September, the directors
will elect officers.
Large Picnic at Washingtonville.
The Sunday school of the Lutheran
church, Washingtonville, held a picnic
at Billmeyer's park on Saturday and
about five hundred attended.
The day was pleasantly spent and in
the afternoon an exciting base ball game
between the Washingtonville team and
a team from New Columbia was played.
At the ninth inning the score was 11 to
10 in favor of New Columbia team and a
dispute arose over an alleged balk made
by the latter's pitcher. The ' umpire
gave the game to Washingtonville. Sid
ney and William Holla were the battery
for Washingtonville and Batteroff and
Troxell for New Columbia.
Luther League Officers.
The following officers were elected by
the Catawissa Central Luther League at
the annual convention in Shamokin
President, George S. Brown, of Sham
okin; vice presidents, Miss " Yinnie O.
Ream, Danville, Miss Mary E. Camp
bell, Shamokin and John L. Jones, Da
nville; recording secretary, M. M. I)py,
Mifllinburg; corresponding secretary,
Miss Delia E. Geisinger, Espy; treasur
er, C. S. Waltz, Catawissa.
Dropsy Caused Death.
Mrs. Sarah M. Johnson, wife of Wil
liam T. Johnson, died at her home, 333
Lower 3lulberry street, Monday morn
ing, at 10 o'clock. Her death was due
to dropsy and she had been ill for
nearly a year. She was 42 years uJJ
aud is survived by her husband and one
Married in Bloomsburg.
The Bloomsburg Daily says that Ed
ward Percy Riddle, of this city,and Miss
Minnie Sterner, of Briar Creek, were
united in marriage in the M. E. parson
age, in that place, on Thursday, by the
Rev. W. M. Frysinger.
Mr. Biddle is one of Danville's best
known young men and his many friends
here will extend congratulations. He is
the son of Mrs. Annie Riddle, 328 Mill
Miller Family Reunited Saturday.
The descendants of William and Mar
tha Miller were reunited at the old
homestead,on the Bloom road, Saturday
morning. This is the last time that the
family could meet at the homestead,
as the property will shortly change
A large number of the Miller family
from this city and various parts of the
Card of Thanks.
The family of the late William Wyant
desire to thank the <4. A. R. members,
Washington Drum Corps, Company F
firing squad, the quartet and all who as
sisted them during their recent bereave
ESTABLISHED IN 1855.
WELL THE RIFLE
A Dozen Members of Company F, Have
Twelve members of Company F, have
qualified in the lille practice, which was
commenced at the Fair Grounds on Fri
day last, under the direction of range
The scores made by those who qualifi
ed are unusually good and range from
28 to 4<>. The target, which is used this
year, is somewhat larger than that of
former years and the men are shooting
at 200 and 500 yards. A new target
house has also been erected on the
The following members have qualified:
Lieut. Clark, Corporal Barry, Privates
Daugherty, Coxe, Marshall, Oberdorf,
Gillaspy, Jameson, Watts, Hunt, John
DEATH OF TWO MORE VETERANS.
William Wyantand John Butler Passed
Away-Death of a Little Girl,
William T. Wyant, a well-known citi
zen of this city and a veteran of the Civil
War, died at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Elijah Bell, in Mahoning town
ship Sunday morning, from a com
plication of diseases. He had been an
invalid for a number of years.
The deceased was 60 years old and had
lived in this city for nearly half a cen
tury. In 1862 he enlisted in Company B,
109 th Regiment, Volunteer Infantry. He
re-enlisted in Company F, 111 th Regi
ment in 1804, and served during the en
tire war, taking a part in many of the
large battles. He was a member of
Goodrich Post, No. 22, G. A. R.
Mr. Wyant is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. William Covert, of Ger
mantown; Mrs. Elijah Bell, of Mahon
ing township, and Annie E. Wyant, of
this city; also two sons, Jesse and Rob
ert, of Danville.
John S. Butler, who for 18 years resid
ed with his family in this city, died at
Higginsville, Virginia, on Friday. Mr.
Butler was 01 years of age and for the
past several years he had been engaged
in the lumber business in Virginia. He
is survived by a wife, who resides at 540
Mill street, this city, two daughters, Mrs
Ohl, of Williamsport; Mrs. Libbv, of
Middletown, Conn., and three sons,
Frank, of Northumberland, Arthur and
Charles, of this city.
Voris Family Annual Reunion.
The annual reunion of the Voris fam
ily was held at DeWitt's park Friday
and proved a great success in spite of
the shower of Friday afternoon.
One hundred and twenty-(jve of the
Voris connections from Wilkesbarre,
Northumberland, Sunbury and Lime
stoneville were in attendance and most
of them arrived during the forenoon.
The day was pleasantly and sociably
spent and in the afternoon officers were
elected as follows: President, E. O.
Voris, Scranton; C. E. Voris, of this
city, secretary, and Gilbert Vo.-is, also
of this city, treasurer.
The reunion will without doubt meet
at DeWitt's park next year.
Woodin Will Not Be A Candidate.
In an interview yesterday Win. H.
Woodin. of Berwick, who was the re
publican candidate for Congress in this
district two years ago and who had re
ceived the endorsement of Columbia
County for re-nomination, stated his
purpose to withdraw as a candidate be
cause of the press of business. Mr.
Woodin is now general manager of the
Berwick branch of the American Car &
Foundry Company which occupies so
much of the time that he would have
none left to devote to a canvass of the
district. His withdrawal leaves the
field clear to Clarence F. Huth of Sham
okin, who received the endorsement of
Northumberland [County. Columbii
Death of Peter Voris.
At his home .in Milton, Pa., Thurs
day morning, Peter Voris, a retired
farmer, who was well known in this city,
died, aged 76 years.
The deceased was a cousin of Elijah
and Reuben Voris, of this city, and he
is survived by two brothers, William
and Gilbert, botii of whom reside near
Ensign Wall w ill conduct special meet
ings in the Salvation Army hall next
Monday and Tuesday evenings. Ensign
and Mrs. Ileift are preparing a special
program for Tuesday night and twenty
boys and girls will participate. The
subject will be "Rock of Ages Cleft for
Me." An admission fee of 5 cents will
Accepted a Position in Catawissa.
Edward Purpur, who for sometime
past has been employed by Curry it
Vannan, of this city, has accepted the
position of foreman of a pattern shop in
Accepted a Position at Johnstown.
li C. Wolle, former!j r superintendent
of the Danville Bessemer plant, has ac
cepted a position with the Cambria
Steel Company at Johnstown. Mr. and
Mrs. Wolle left for that city Tuesday.
Rural Delivery a Sure Go.
The free mail delivery,which will leave
Milton post oflice and will serve many
of the residents of Limestone and Liber
ty townships, this county, is a sure go.
It will be started on Monday, Sept. 3.
The office oi the AMERICAN uetng
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
Of all Kinds and Descrption.
fJgTGet our puces before plac
ing your orders.
liV TIIEJfIC STORM
It Amounted to Considerable in This Oity
A terrible rain, wind, hail and electric
storm broke over this section Sunday
evening, about 0:30 o'clock, unrooting a
portion of the Silk Mill, blowing huge
branches from shade trees and causing
considerable damage in and about this
Hardly bad the shower started when
a gust of wind struck the south west
portion of the Silk Mill, tearing off a
part of the roof, and carrying it high in
the air, across the top of the mill, and
landing it against a telephone pole on
Water street in front of the building. A
huge beam was broken in twain and car
ried with the roof. The damage will
likely amount to about SIOO and repairs
were commenced at once. As soon
as the storm abated several hundred
people visited the scene.
At Curry & Vannan's foundry yard a
large gate on the north side was lifted
about 20 feet in the air and carried to
the middle of Market street. A window
sash on the west side of the foundry
building was blown in and the window
Near the corner of East Market and
Railroad streets a large limb was blown
from a tree and all along the street, as
well as on other streets small branches
In the surrounding country the storm
did equally as much damage as it did in
this city. Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns were
driving from Ringtown to Danville when
the storm occurred and Mr. Kerns re
ported numerous washouts along the
canal. A cold bolt, Mr. Kerns says,
struck a few feet in front of the horses,
one of which fell down.
Near Nescopeck a house and barn on
the farm of Michael Harter was struck
by lightning and burned to the ground.
About two miles from Bloomsburg a
barn on the farm of .lohn Ivey was
Corbett and McOoy Will Be in Good
The 25 round boxing contest between
James J. Corbett and ''Kid" McCoy,
which will be decided at Madison Square
Garden tonight will likely be the most
interesting contest recorded in ring his
tory. The fact that the men are known
'to be the cleverest boxers in the world
has aroused the greatest interest, and,as
their style differ to a great extent, the
result of the bout will decide finally
just what style is at the top of the lad
der. Corbett's showing against Cham
pion Jefferies at Coney Island recently
shows that he can be counted onto en
ter the ring lit togo the route without
trouble, and he says that he is now in
better condition than he was when he
made such a grand bid for the cham
pionship. McCoy's many contests also
show that he is never willing to enter
the ring unless perfectly fit. He baa
been doing faithful work at his training
quarters at Saratoga and is now in con
dition to box any of the heavyweights.
Keports from the training camps of the
men show that they are leaving nothing
to chance, and that when they meet in
the ring they will be able togo any dis
tance and at any gait.
Gold Found at Roaring Creek.
For years people in the Roaring Creek
Valley have been imbued with the idea
that valuable minerals were to be found
underlying the valley, anil many pros
pect holes have been put down without
paying results. Since his purchase of the
Esther Furnace farm in Franklin town
ship, Columbia county, Simon C. Shives
has been quietly experimenting and in
vestigating the mineral resources of the -
place. His etiorts were rewarded by
finding a number of different varieties
of rock that looked as though they
might have a commercial value beyond
that of mere stone.
A box of samples of this rock was sent
to T. B. Hagstoz Co., analytical and
metallurgical chemists, Philadelphia,and
the result obtained from the analysis of
the ore is as follows:
Gold 0.7 ounces per ton.
Value of ore per ton, gold at S2O 60 per
The ore is rich enough to pay big lor
August 24., 1900.
Misses Jennie and Gertrude Rote and
Messrs William Gethingand Frank Marr
drove to Milton Park Sunday, where
they spent the day, the guests of Miss
Hummel and Mr. Miller, of Lewisburg.
Miss Emma Snyder, of Lewisburg,and
Messrs Ed. Whitmoyer, of Williamsport
ami Frank Richart, of Bloomsburg,were
guests of the family of John H. Kote
Miss Lottie Jones, has been visiting
her cousin, Miss Rebecca Hawkins, for
the past week.
Peters Yorks and family visited near
Mooresburg on Sunday.
The farmers'picnic held last Saturday
was well attended.
Misses Rebecca Hawkins and Lottie
Jones and Mr. Kvan Hawkins spent
Sunday with Washingtonville relatives.
Miss Ritchart Entertained.
Miss Lillian Ritchart entertained a
number of friends yesterday at her home
at Kipp's Run in honor of her guests,
the Misses Martha and Stella Sober, of
Harrisburg. Those present were: Mrs.
Charles Chalfant, the Misses Ellen aud
Katheiine Vas tine, Miss Vastine, the
Misses Amanda and Alice Gearhart and
the Misses Gertrude and Cora Kase