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DR. ILIYING H. JENNINGS,
9A. M.to 12 M 10i Mill St.,
11\ M.to h I'. M. Danville, Pa.
BHVLTZ, JW. I>.
425 MILI. ST., DANVILLE, PA.
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OFFICE: 218 MILLSTKKET.
Teeth Extracted without Fain.
Crown and Undue Work a Specialty.
K<| nipped with tli latest unit most improved
instrument* and prepared to execute the
most ditticult work.
DR. C H. REYNOLDS,
(FORMERLY OF CATAWISSA).
Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Moderate and all work Guaranteed.
Thanksgiving is the next legal holi
By all means let us have a county
The picnic season will soon be on the
Yesterday was the last day for regis
tration for the fall election.
Sportsmen claim that rabbits and
• jnail will be abundant this season.
The fali term of the Bloomsburg Nor
mal school will open on Monday next
The Rev. Warren J. Ellis, of Phila
delphia, will fill the pulpit of Trinity
Lutheran church on Sunday next.
The Dauphin county court does not
propose to naturalize foreigners who
cannot speak the English language, as
was shown Monday when only five out
of forty applicants for citizenship were
The Lycoming county fair will be held
at Williamsport,September 11th to 14th.
The forty seventh annual fair of the
Union county Agricultural Society will
be held at Lewisburg, September 25th to
The summer is nearly over and many
persons who went away to recuperate
are coming home to rest.
We may have some very warm weath
er during this month. The second hot
test day of the year 1807, occurred
The Philadelphia & Heading Railway
will Bell excursion tickets for the Lycom
ing fair at Williamsport next week at
the rate of single fare for the round
On Monday another daily paper was
issued at Shamokin with the title, Mor
ning Truth. This will giveShamokin four
daily papers, one morning and three af
Howard Putton, who has been em
ployed as messenger boy at the Western
Union Telegraph office for some years
past, has resigned and accepted a posi
tion in the store of the Grand Union
Mahoning Tribe No. 77 Redmen will
have a family picnic at DeWitt's park
on Friday, September 7th.
Labor Day was celebrated in many
Pennsylvania towns this year on a scale
never before reached.
Notice has been issued from the l'otts
ville office of the Philadelphia & Read
ing Coal ami Iron Company to the effect
that the price of coal for domestic con
sumers will be aivanced 25 cents per
ton at the collieries. Chestnut coal at
tfie collieries under the new schedule of
prices will cost $2.75 a ton.
The water supply of all the towns in
Schuylkill county is getting very short.
Shenandoah residents are now provided
with w'ater for only five hours during
the day and notwithstanding this re
striction the supply is daily getting
Alexander P.illmeyer's park, near
Washingtonville, is becoming quite a
popular place for picnics. There is
scarcely a day when the weather is fav
orable that there is not a large crowd
The linemen of the Montour & Col
umbia Telephone Company are engaged |
in stringing wires between this city and
Washingtonville. The line will be com
pleted before many days.
FOK SAI.E —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. Easy terms. Address, Box
29, Mausdale, Pa.
Henry Rem pa's jewelry store will
shortly be moved into the recently re
paired (ircss building on Mill street.
The Pennsylvania railroad telegraph
office at Kipp's Run has been abandon
The 131 st P V. reunion will be held at
Watsontown on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The
date of the reunion is the 38th anniver
sary of the battle of Antietam, in which
great fight the regiment took part.
Mrs. O. 11. Ostrander, of Riverside, is
recovering from a severe illness.
As a matter of fact, it can be stated
without fear of contradiction, that no
body has as yet hunted the weather
man with a gun.
Most physicians say that August was
a month with an unusual number of
cases of sickness
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"Tins CO! NTkY WILL NEVER BE ENTIRELY FREE UNTIL IT SUPPLIES ALL OF ITSOWN DEMANDSWITH ITS OWN PRODUCTIONS."
VOL. I.V-NO :!(>.
CITIZENS OF THIRD
WARD UP IN ARMS
Against the Present Unhealthful Condition
of Mahoning Creek
Third ward citizens are up in arms
against the present unhealthful condi
tion of Mahoning creek, in that portion
of the city, and intend taking immedi
ate action looking toward some remedy
for abating the nusance.
The following notice was last night
left at this office by a committee of
Third ward citizens :
A the citizens of the Third
ward, residing west of Mill street and
north of Northumberland street, will be
held Thursday evening, Sept. 6, at the
old Knitting mill,on West Centre street.
The purpose of the meeting is to take
some action regarding the filthy and
unhealthful condition of Mahoning creek
in the above district. All citizens are
requested to be present.
General Wage Reduction.
The wages of every mill employe of
the Reading Iron works in this city will
be reduced after Sept. 16.
The following order was yesterday re
ceived from the head office of the works
at Reading and was posted in the milf:
As the market prices of the products ol
the Montour Rolling mills for some
months have been below the costs of
I production and as there seems to be no
prospect of betterment it becomes nec
essary, if the mills continue in opera
tion, to make a decrease in the cost of
production. The company is very re
luctant to announce that on Sept. 16, a
reduction of wages will be made. The
puddling basis will be made $3.00 per
ton and the wages in all the other de
partments will be reduced proportion
An accident, which resulted in the in
jury of a Philadelphia tfc Reading rail
way brakeman, occurred at Howe &
Polk's Structural Tubing works, Tues
A switch engine was pushing a freight
ear through the big double gates, on
East Market street, and it happened
that the car was higher than the ordin
ary. The brake caught the large beam,
above the gate, knocking it from its
place to the pavement.
In falling it struck Brakeman Elmer
Longenberger, on the left leg. breaking
that member between the knee and the
ankle. Surgical aid was summoned, the
fracture reduced and the injured man
removed to his home.
Trouble In The Neighborhood.
Before Justice Hunter last evening
William Myers, of Railroad street, Ma
honing township, was brought on a war
rant charging him with threats. The
prosecutor was Samuel Sarba, who re
sides next door to Myers. He claimed
that Mr. Myers has at various times call
ed him hard names and threatened to
do him bodily harm.
The defendant plead not guilty to the
charge and an array of witnesses, resid
ing in that vicinity were called.
Justice Hunter held Myers under SIOO ,
bail for court, which the latter readily
Charles Hartman Among the Missing.
For the past two weeks Charles, the (
14 years-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ,
Hartman, of Lackawanna Avenue, has I
been among the missing.
The boy in company with two other
lads about the same age left home two
weeks ago and has not been heard of
since. The other boys have returned,
but stoutly refuse to disclose the where
abouts of young Hartman. The police
of nearby towns have been notified to
be on the outlook for the runaway.
"Heps" Hold A Pleasant Picnic.
Between six and seven hundred peo
ple attended the annual picnic of the
Improved Order of Heptasophs at De-
Witt's park yesterday. The day was a
pleasant one and the "Heps" and their
families and friends much enjoyed
During the afternoon and evening
dancing was indulged in by the picnick
"Adirondack Romance" Tonight.
No one should miss the "Adirondack
Romance," w hicb will be given at the
opera house by local talent this evening.
A large number of tickets have been
disposed of and the production promises
to be a decided success.
The proceeds, as is well known, are to
go toward assisting the victims of Tur
botville's big fire and our citizens should
patronize this worthy object liberally.
Prices 25 and 35 cents.
Reception for Pastor and His Bride.
The marriage of the Rev L. D. Ulrich,
pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, this
I city, to Miss Nace, of Philadelphia, oc
! curred in that city yesterday. The Rev
' and Mrs. Ulrich will reach Danville this
evening and upon their arrival a supper
will be served at the parsonage and a re
ception will follow. The members of
Trinity congregation will participate in
Canal Boat Ride.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Y. M. C.
A. purpose giving a canal boat ride,
starting from Mill street bridge, Satur
day evening, Sept. 8, at 0.30 o'clock.
Fare for round trip 10cents. Music will
be furnished by a graphaphone. Re
freshments will be served.
I)AN VI U.K. PA.. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBERS 1000.
DEATH OF A WELL
Ferry Deen Passed Away in Philadelphia
Perry Deen, one of Danville's oldest
and best-known residents, died in
Philadelphia on Saturday evening, at
9 o'clock. His illness dates back two
years and daring the past week his con
dition was critical.
The deceased was born in Danville,
July 2(i, 1826. He was a son of John
and Mary Deen, who were natives of
Pennsylvania. The family consisted of
eight children. Perry Deen was the sev
enth in the family and learned the tan
ner's trade early in life, which he fl
owed for thirteen years, when he com
menced to deal in scrap iron. In 1871.
at the time the Co-operative Iron and
Steel Company was organized he was
elected its president and as such served
three years. He then for a time engag
ed in the lumber business; also dealt in
scrap iron, which latter business he con
tinued until he was taken ill about two
years ago. He was twice married, first
to Mary J., daughter of Robert Richard.
The children born to this union were a
son and a daughter. Mrs. Det-n died in
1860, and in 1865, Mr. D"en married
Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Fullmer, and three daughters ami a s-on
were born, all of whom survive.
Sepnblieans of tie Seventeenth Csngress
ional District Choose C. F. Hath,
At the conference of the Congression
al conferees of the Seventeenth Con
gressional district, held in this city, Sat
urday, Clarence F. Huth, of Shamokin,
was unanimously chosen as the candid
ate of the Republican party for member
of Congress. The meeting was called to
order by Frederick Haas, of Sunbury,
and W. H. Woodin was elected chair
man. A. W. Duy,Bloomsburg,and F. G.
Shoch were made secretaries.
For Congress D. C. Jones nominated
W. J. Baldy, Esq., of this city, and A.
R. Trexler, of Northumberland county,
nominated C. R. Huth. On the first
ballot the conferees from Montour and
Columbia counties balloted for Mr.
Baldy and Sullivan and Northumberland
counties conferees voted for Mr. Huth.
On the second ballot Mr. Huth was
nominated. That gentleman was then
called into the convention and made a
brief and stirring address to the con
The following resolutions n ere adopt
RKSOLVKD —That we the conferees of
the Seventeenth Congressional district I
endorse the principles of the Republican
party as enunciated in the platform ad- |
opted by the National Convention in
Philadelphia June last.
RESOLVED —That we deem it to be the
paramount duty of the hour to su-tain
the wise and patriotic administration of
William M'Kinley and to that end we
pledge our hearty support to the can
didate this day nominated for con
Hose Companies Fine Appearance.
A firemen's parade was held Saturday
evening, in honor of the Goodwill Hose
Company, which appeared clad in hand
some new uniforms.
The parade was headed by the Mech
anicsville band and twenty-two mem
bers of the Goodwill Hose Company fol
lowed nest in line. The new uniforms
of the company consisted of dark blue
frock coats,with silver buttons and dark
blue trousers and caps. Twenty-four
members of the Washington Hose Com
pany headed by the Washington Drum
Corps brought up the rear.
The parade proceeded to the Goodwill
Hose house, where a large festival was
held. Both companies made an excel
lent appearance and received many com
Found Dead in Bed.
Tuesday morning Thomas Williams,
of 615 East Front street, was found dead
in bed by his young grandson. Mr.
Williams had not been in very good
health for several days, but when he re
tired Monday night he did notcomplain
of feeling worse than usual. When his
grandson, William Williams, who slept
with the deceased, awoke he found his
grandfather a corpse. Dr. Paules pro
nounced death due to heart failure. Mr.
Williams was 77 years old, and was sur
vived by three sons, David, Thomas and
Will Meet Here Next Year.
At the reunion of the Knights of the
Golden Eagle in Milton, Monday, the
following officers were elected: Presi
dent, J. W. McLain. of this city; secre
tary, J. L. Jones, also of Danville; treas
urer, J. D. Gresh, of Milton. Danville
was selected as the next place of meet
The prize awarded for the finest ap
pearing castle in the parade was won by
Montour Castle, of this city.
Another Assault Case.
John lleiley, a Third Ward resident,
was before Justice Hunter Monday,
charged with assault and battery. The
plaintiff in the case was Thomas Foulk,
who claimed that Keiley struck him in
the face and did him other bodily in
jury, near the grist mill Saturday night.
The defendant plead guilty and furnish
ed SIOO bail for court.
But the Thieves Secured Very Little
Burglars entered the grocery store of
David liuckel, on Nassau street, early
Saturday morning, but their operntions
were unsuccessful so far as securing
booty was concerned.
Upon going to the store Saturday
j morning Mr. Ruckel found that the lock
j 011 the rear door had been sprung, and
I it was in this way that the thieves gain
|ed access to the building. After enter
! ing tht' store they had broken the locks
!of two suuiil cupboards and ransacked
I them, without carrying away any of the
| contents. Several watermelons were
] taken, but as far as known nothing
; else was missing.
A number of marks on the front door
showed that an effort had been made to
1 force open that entrance, but an iron
bar ou the interior prevented this.
A neighboring family heard a noise
I about two o'clock and from their win
■ dows saw two figures retreating down
' the alley, which leads to the rear of the
1 store. One of the persons was a wo
man, or dressed in a woman's garb.
Whether these were the perpetrators is
More Railroad Improvements.
The extensive repairs, which have
1 been in progress on the Pennsylvania
railroad below this city dining the past
j few months, have been completed and
gives the road a double track from Riv
erside to a point below Kipp's Kan.
These improvements, however, are
not the extent of what the company in
tend making in this vicinity. A local
citizen while in Harrisburg recently vis
ited the office of a prominent official of
the road. In conversation with an at
tache of the office this gentleman learn
ed that the construction of a road along
the canal bank from this city to Ber
wick, which has been much discussed, is
improbable, although a switch may be
run across the river to this city.
The intention of the company accord
ing to this office attache is to cut away
a portion of the Blue Hill, just above
South Danville and to construct anoth
er track. The work will likely com
mence this fall.
Special Music at Christ Church.
A large congregation assembled in
Christ Kpiscopal church Sunday to
greet the rector. Kev. Erskine Wright,
who has just returned from his vacation.
The choir was assisted at the morning
service by J. Wellington Shannon, Esq.,'
of Philadelphia. Mr. Shannon has dur
ing the past month been entertained at
the home of Peter Baldv in St. Paul,
In the offertory selection, which Mr.
Shannon sang Sunday morning he
was heard to excellent advantage. His
remarkable tenor voice is large, dilfus
ive, of the most pleasing quality, under
complete control and flexible beyond
any that it has been our pleasure of
hearing for a long time.
Found Dead in His Office.
William M. Smith, editor and pub
lisher of the Benton Argus, Benton, was
found dead in his office shortly after
During the morning Mr. Smith com
plained of not feeling well and did not
go home to dinner. When the office em
ployes returned from their dinners they
found him lying on the floor a corpse.
Heart failure was the cause of his death.
The deceased was sixty years old and
was one of Columbia counties best known
citizens and a leading Democrat. He is
survived by a wife, two daughters and a
Basket Ball Team Organized.
The prospects for an excellent basket
ball team and some fine games in this
city during the coming winter are ex
ceptionally bright. The team organized
on Saturday and will be made up of the
same players who acquitted .themselves
so creditably last season.
Kalph Gaskins was unanimously
chosen captain and with Sechler will be
the defense. New baker will play centre
and Bedea and Klase will be the attacks
The team will go into training on Sept.
15 and will practice one hour daily until
Nov. 1, the date of the first game. A
manager will be selected later.
Lester Gulick's funeral.
Funeral services over the remains of
little Lester Gulick were held Sunday
afternoon at the home of his parents on
Sunbury street, South Danville, and
were in charge of Kev. F. S. Vought of
Saint Peter's M. E. church. The choir
i of St. Peter's sang several apprupriate
hymns during the service. The funeral
was one of the largest held in this vic
nity for some time. Interment was made
in the family plot in the Lutheran ceme
tery. In the loss of this bright young
son Mr and Mrs. Gulick have the sym
pathy of a very large circle of friends.
Lawsha Paid the Costs.
Abner Lawsha, charged by Mrs. S. A.
Andrews with assault and battery, was
before Justice Bare Monday morning.
Upon Lawsha's agreeing to settle the
costs, Mrs. Andrews withdrew the
charge. The defendant gave an order
on the Pennsylvania railroad for the
All Next Week.
The Somers and Kummel Stock Com
pany will commence a week's engage
ment at the opera house next Monday
evening. Thecompany comes to Dan
ville highly recommended.
; Brief Mention of the Movement of Your
Friends and Aixjuaintances.
t Miss Mary Miller, of Williamsport, is
the guest of her aunt, Mrs. James Cruik
i shank, Pine street.
Dr. L. A. Yeiser, of Philadelphia,join
ed his wife yesterday for a visit at the
home of Mrs. Brandon, on East Market
Miss Mary Wetzel returned last even- j
ing after a visit with relatives in Hazle
ton and Berwick.
Miss Prudence Blizzard is visiting
E. A. Burdick returned from a trip to
Patterson, N. J., and New York yester
M. L. Smith, division passenger agent
of the Lackawanna railroad, was in this
city on business yesterday.
Miss Clara James, of Shamokin, re
turned home yesterday, after a visit in
this city among friends.
J. R. Moore, of Mt. Carmel, transact
ed business in this city yesterday.
Mrs. John Rogers has returned to her
home in Harrisburg, after visiting rela
tives in this city.
A. F, Ilarnr.an,of Catawissa,spent yes
terday afternoon with friends in this
Harry Moyer, of Youngstown, Ohio,
visited friends in this city yesterday.
W. A. Shepperson made a trip to Cat
Harry Murray, of Milton, attended
the Heptasoph's picnic at DeWitt's park
Miss Ella Moyer, of Berwick, is visit
ing relatives in this city.
0. J. Welp, of Philadelphia, is a guest
at the home of Samuel Waite, on Laurel
William Wilson, of Wapwallopen, is
visiting his parents at Kaseville.
Mrs. W. S. Brown is visiting relatives
P. E. Mourer, of Strawberry Kidge,
drove to this city yesterday.
Dr. J P. HofTa, of Washingfonville,
was in this city yesterday.
Kichard Jenkins, of Tyrone, is visit
ing his sister, Mrs. Mary Goodall, on
Miss Elizabeth Moyer,of Centre Mills,
is the guest of her sister, Mrs. G. E.
Limbert, Bloom street.
Prof. J. C. Carey returned on Satur
day from his home at Glen Loch, where
lie has been spending his summer.
Mrs. Harriett Gamble,of Jersey Shore,
is the guest of Mrs. 11. J. Angle, on Mill
Mrs. Jacob Harris and daughter, Mrs.
Mazit Keninger, left Saturday for a visit
with friends in Philadelphia.
Robert Y. Gearhart, of Philadelphia,
spent Sunday nrith his parents in this
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Millhouse.of Ithaca
N. Y., spent Sunday at the home of Mrs
Millhouse's father, County Commission
er George W. Miles, East Market street.
Mrs. F. 11. Vannan and guest, Mrs. K
P. Hill, of Scranton, returned lrom
Ocean Grove Saturday night.
Mi9s Jennie Alice Mingle, of Newport,
Pa., is visiting Mrs. J. J. Kline, ou East
Miss Elizabeth Montgomery, of Phila
delphia, arrived in this city Saturday
evening to spend the month of Septem
ber at the home of Dr. C. Shultz, West
Miss Margaret Hullihen is visiting rel
atives in Buffalo, N. Y.
Miss Dora Robinson, of Milton, is vis
iting her cousin, Miss Retta Roup, near
the fair grounds.
John Schwenk, Charles Roos, John
Weiser, John Shellenberger and John
Henrie, all of Philadelphia, were guests
of John Kilgus and Audrew Schat* over
Mrs. Josiah Woodring, of llazleton, is
the guest of Miss Ida Weaver, on Upper
Miss Olive Foulk ie visiting relatives
Miss Mame Johnston, of Berwick, is
visiting relatives in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Adin K. Myers, after a
pleasant visit with friends in Danville,
have returned to their home, "Maple
Miss Jennie Wilson, of Harrisburg,
is visiting relatives in this city.
Miss Mary Lloyd is visiting friends in
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Foulk and
daughters Margaret and Helen and Mr.
and -Mrs Walter Miller are visiting rela
tives in Milton.
Mrs. John Myers, of Berwick, is visit
ing relatives in this city.
Miss Ilattie Wilson, of Shamokin, is
visiting friends in this city.
Miss Maud Pensyl, of Williamsport,
is visiting friends in this city.
Mrs. Hannah Sainsbury and gra ad
daughter, Miss Cornelia Prout, are visit
ing relatives in Shamokin and Shenan
Mrs. A. 11. Grone and children have
been spending the past few days with
Mrs. Thomas Lunger, of Brooklyn, N,
Y., is a guest 'at the home of Samuel
Lunger, West Mahoning street.
Mrs. Clara Rumbaugh and daughter,
Miss Kate, of Baltimore, Md., are the
guests of Mrs. Annie Haupt, on West
DROWNED IN THREE
FEET OF WATER
Sad Fate of Eight-Yeaia-Old Lester
The first drowning accident of the year
and a particularly sad one occurred in
the river, near the bridge, Friday
afternoon, shortly after 3 o'clock. The
victim was Lester L. Gulick, the eight
years-old son of Samuel Gulick, of Sun
bury street, South Danville.
The lad, in company with several
boys, from this city, went in swimming
near the second pier, South Danville side
of the river bridge. The other boys
went below the bridge,while young Gul
ick remained on the upper side. He
suddenly disappeared from sight and (
his fellow playmates,missing him quick
ly gave an alarm to persons standing on
the bridge. Upon going to the river the
body of the unfortunate lad was found
lying in about three feet of water. From
the position of the body it is presumed
that he had dove in and became en
tangled in something in the river bot
tom, which held him under the water.
Frank Hoover, a Riverside boy, with
some difficulty brought the corpse to
the shore and Dr. Wintersteen was sum
moned. It was, however, too late for
medical aid, as the body was becoming
cold and there was no action of the
Justice Haughawout empanelled the
following jury which viewed the remains
and returned a verdict of accidental
drowning: D. R. Eckman, Jesse H.
Shannon, Thomas Adams, P. J. Berger,
Isaac Hoffman and W. L. Clark. The
body was removed to the unfortunate
Firemen s Picnic a Grand Success.
The Firemen's picnic, held at DeWitt's
park Monday, under the auspices of
the Continental Hose Company, was a
big success in every particular and was
attended by over fifteen hundred per
The weather was everything that
could be asked and the hacks, which
started running early in the day, were
well crowded with passengers.
The base ball game between the Con
tinental Hose Company team and the
"77's" was called at the end of the fifth
inning on account of the intense heat
The score was then 4 to 4. The program
of field sport 3 was carried out as fol
100 yards dash—first, James VanDyke,
Sunbury, prize, silver medal; second,
Stephen Raver, Danville, prize, a hat.
Half mile foot race—First, Alex. Rei
neer, Danville,prize, a hat; second, John
Mcßride, Danville, prize, pair of shoes.
Half mile boys bicycle race—First,
John Mackert, Danville, prize, scarf pin;
second, William Fry, Danville, prize,
pair of shoes.
One mile open bicycle race—First,
Theodore Fisher, Danville, prize, silver
toilet set; second, James VanDyke,Sun
bury, prize, pair of bicycle hose.
Two mile bicycle handicap First
Theodore Fisher, prize,gold watch chain,
second, Lester Heninger,Sunbury,prize,
silk umbrella; third, John Mitchell,Dan
ville, prize, pair bicycle shoes.
Half mile boys' foot race—Dommick
Bag race —Harry Bookmiller.
All the events were hotly contested.
During the afternoon and evening danc
ing was held.
Photographs From The Philippines.
Mrs. Peter Kinn, of 364 Church street,
this city, a few days ago received from
her son, Eugene, who for the past year
has been with the United States army in
the Philippines, some interesting photo
graphs taken in that country.
Mr. Kinn is 28 years of age, and is a
member of Company G, Forty-first Re
giment. He enlisted last September and
went immediately with his regiment to
the Philippines. Some months ago he
was commissioned a second sergeant and
served in that capacity until he was ob
liged togo to the hospital on account of
a severe attack of rheumatism. Upon
being discharged from the hospital Mr.
Kinn was not strong enough to dis
charge the duties of his office and was
made a bugler. His term of enlistment
expires in a few months and he will
likely return to this city.
Somers-Rumm el Stock Company.
On Monday evening the Somers-Rum-
I mel Stock Company will commence a
week's engagement at the opera house,
presenting a repertoire of high class
I scenic productions at 10,20 and 30 cents.
Ladies tickets have been issued for the
opening preformance, which entitles
each lady to one of the best reserved
«eats for 15 cents. During the engage
ment several well known plays will be
presented, including "The Deserter,"
"Belle of Chinatown," "Not Guilty,"
"Michael Strogoti," "Gypsy Oueen,"
and New York's racing sensation,
"Sapho." Clever specialties will be in
troduced each evening and bright and
catchy music will be a feature. This com
pany comes to Danville highly recom
mended and crowded houses should be
the rule next week.
Case in Equity Closed.
Judge Little held a special session of
court in this city yesterday morning and
disposed of a casein equity of B R. Oear
hai t and others vs. William C. Frick and
Mary Frick. By agreement of counsel
the case was decreed closed. The pro
secution was represented by Attorneys
Hinckley and Scarlet, of this city, and
Henry C. Terry was the counsel for the
defendants. Attorney Oliver Shannon,
of Philadelphia, appeared for Mr. Terry.
ESTABLISHED IN 1855.
A LETTER FROM
Who is a Member of the Ninth United
8. R. Waite, of this city, is in receipt
of an interesting letter from his son,
Samuel R. Waite, who is now serving
with Company M, Ninth U. S. Infantry
in China. The letter is dated Tien Tsin,
China, July 31, 1900.
Danville's young soldier,who has seen
so much service in the Orient, says that
some of his company were in a battle
with the Chinese and a number of them
were killed. In speaking of the death of
Clyde Jameson, the Columbia county
boy who was killed, he says:
"Clyde Jameson was one of the boys
killed. His home is somewhere near
Berwick. I would write to his father if
I knew just where he lived. If you see
anyone from about there tell them. He
enlisted with me and was with the 12th
Regiment in 1898. I could'nt get to see
him before he died, but they say that he
was shot in thestomach. It is said that
it was a big mistake that we took part
in that tight, as we were only expected
to support the Japanese troops. The
English, the Japs and the Russians are
landing lots of troops here. We are
stationed in Tien Tsin now and I think
we will stay here for some time. Most
of the regiment is on the sick list and I
think we will be home before long."
Private Waite says that he is well and
wished to be remembered to his many
friends in this city.
Successful School Opening.
The school bells rang promptly at
quarter to 9 o'clock Tuesday morning,
the children had already lined up and
were ready and in most cases eager and
anxious to begin another nine months
work with the text books and knotty
problems of school life. A few minutes
later the merry hum of their voices was
heard within the many walls of learning
and the work of educating their minds
The attendance this year is large and
many of tho schools are crowded, some
having between fifty and sixty pupils.
The High school has ninety-three pu
pils, about the same number that was
registered last year. As yet the foreign
pupils have not been assigned to the
schools which they are to attend, but
Supt. Houser will likely arrange for
them before the end of the week.
The rooms in all the buildings were in
perfect condition due to the efforts of
the directors in each ward, and -em-y
teacher was on hand to begin their task
for the season.
John Uhajka Weds Annie Molinski.
John Chajka, of Natalie, and Miss
Annie Molinski, a daughter of Stephen
Molinski, of this city, were united in
marriage in St. Hubert's Catholic church
Monday morning at 7.30 o'clock.
The Kev. lather Huber officiated and
high mass was celebrated. William
Dougherty acted as goomsman and Miss
Mame McVey attended the bride. After
the ceremony the event was celebrated
lor the remainder of the dav at the
home of the bride's parents on Mill
street and that night a sumptuous sup
per was served. The wedding was at
tended by several of the groom's friends
from Natalie. Mr. and Mrs. Chajka will
reside in this city.
"Lost in Egypt."
The first act of "Lost in Kgypt," which
will appear in the opera house Saturdav
evening is laid in the garden of a rich
planter and at the time of a gay party.
The garden is lit up in lights of all colors
and this set is said to be one of the pret
tiest sets carried by any company. This
is not all, besides this beautiful set they
carry three more acts equally as tine.
Ihirty people help to make the evening
a pleasant one and render one of the
strongest dramas on record, interspers
ed by good specialties and fine music
from twenty well trained voices.
Boat Ride Postponed.
The boat ride announced by the Sal
vation Army for next Monday evening
has been postponed until Saturday even
ing, Sept. 15th, the boat that had been
engaged having been delayed on its re"
turn trip. All tickets sold will be good
on the above date.
Again Discussing a County Fair.
The Montour county fair project is
again being discussed. Promoters have
been calling on the business men of the
city within the past few weeks to as
certain what interest would be taken in
Harvest Home Picnic.
The Stewards of Saint Peters M. E.
church, South Danville, are arranging a
Harvest Home picnic, to be held at De-
Witt's park, Wednesday, September 12.
Dinner and supper will be served.
Will Enter Friends Hospital.
Harry E. Snyder left Sunday for Phila
delphia, where he has accepted a posi
tion as trained nurse in the Friends
Those individuals who are victims o
hay fever are just now suffering the an
nual affliction. There is no cure for it
save a sojourn in high and dry latitudes
and this privilege is only granted to
those of settled incomes, and there are
few in this vicinity as compared to the
number of subjects.
Don't forget the entertainment at the
opera house tonight for the benefit of
the Turbotville tire sufferers.
JOB PRINTING !
The office of the AMERICAN ueing
furnished with a large assortmen
of job letter and fancy type and job
material generally, the Publisher
announces to the public that he is
prepared at all times to execute in
the neatest manner
Of all Kinds and Descrption.
tjgjTGet our prices before plac
ing your orders.
Balloon Burst When Nearly 400 Feet from
Very perilous was the position of Prof
Bryan, the aeronaut of the Welsh
Bros.' circus, while making an ascension
in his hot air balloon Tuesday evening
about G. 30 o'clock.
Large crowds assembled on the show
grounds and on the river bridge to wit
ness the ascent. As the balloon left the
earth everything about the big air ship
seemed to be in perfect working order
but when it had attained a height of
probably four hundred feet the spectat
ors were able to discern smoke issuing
from the balloon in dense volumes and
at the same time it commenced to shoot
Aeronaut Bryan quickly discovered
that the balloon had burst. With great
presence of mind he climbed to his par
achute, which he attempted to open. It
was not until it had dropped witbio
three hundred feet of the earth that the
huge umbrella, to which the almost air
less balloon was attached, responded to
his efforts and opened and the rapid
downward course was checked.
Prof. Bryan landed lightly on his feet
and throwing himself over on his back
was buried under the canvas. Attaches
of the show quickly ran to his assist
ance and he was taken out blackened
beyond recognition. Bryan attributed
the bursting of the balloon to the fact
that it waß too heavily loaded.
Some Points for Hunters.
We published below the time to shoot
game according to the game laws of
Pennsylvania, so that all lovers of the
sport may be posted:
Black, gray or ifox squirrel, October
15th to December 15th, inclusive, un
limited; elk, wild deer or fawn, during
month of November only, two in any
one season; English, Mongolian or
Chinese pheasant, October 15th to Dec
ember 15th, inclusive, but not until that
period in the year 1902,unlimited;grouse
(ruffled) commonly called pheasant, and
pinnated, (common: v called prairie
chicken) October 15th to December 15th,
inclusive, ten ruffled grouse in an j one
day; hare or rabbit, November Ist to
December 15th, inclusive, unlimited;
quail or Virginia partridge, October 15th
to December 15th, inclusive, fifteen in
one day; rail birds, and reed birds, dur
ing the months of September, October
and November, unlimited; upland or
grass plover, July 15th to January Ist,
unlimited; webfooted wild pigeon, ex
cept while ou or within one mile of nest
ing grounds, unlimited; wild turkey,
October loth to December 15th, inclus
ive, two in one day; woodcock, October
15th to December 15th and during the
month of July, ten in one day.
Hon. Daniel Edwards, of Kingston,at
tended the funeral of Perry Deen yes
Mrs. Harry Brown returned to her
home in Shamokin, yesterday, after a
visit with relatives in this city.
Court Stenographer Vanderslice, of
Bloomsburg, was in this city yester
Mrs. George Snyder, of Watsontown,
is visiting relatives in this city.
James Heddings, Lewis Dietz, Simon
Kocher, James Morrison and John Rob
erts are spending a few days fishing at
Stillwater, Columbia county.
Miss Cora Moyer is visiting her par
ents in Berwick.
The Kev. Mumper, of Northumber
iand, was the guest of Hiverside friends
Bert Vastine, of South Danville, left
yesterday for Sunbury, where he has ac
cepted a position in the Pennsylvania
Miss Laura Bittenbender, of Nesco
peck, attended the Heptasophs picnic
at DeWitt's park yesterday.
Miss Jane Courson, of Catawissa,visit
ed friends in South Danville and Hiver
P. M. Eckman, of Sunbury, transact
ed business in South Danville yester
Mrs. Oeorge Johnston returned to her
home in Wilkesbarre, yesterday, after a
visit with friends and relatives in this
The Kev. J. D. Cook, of Kenovo, was
a visitor in this city yesterday.
Miss Helen Davis left yesterday for
Pittsburg, after a visit with her aunt,
Mrs. T. F. Patterson, Northumberland
Mr. and Mrs. H. McCord left yester
day for Philadelphia, after a visit at the
home of Oscar Kase, Mill street.
John Welsh returned to Philadelphia
yesterday, after a visit at the Welsh
homestead, Ash street.
Dr. McCiiaig, of Ketreat, was a visitor
to this city yesterday.
Mrs. J. I). llowery and Miss N. How
ery left yesterday for a trip to Philadel
William Delsite is transacting busi
ness in Wilkesbarre.
Theodore Hoffman, Sr., was a visitor
to Bloomsburg yesterday.
John Price and daughter, Miss Annie,
of New York, are vieiting his son, Post
master T. J. Price, Kast Market street.
General Secretary W. l>. I.aumaster
made a trip to Milton yesterday.
Miss (irace Morgan, of Plymouth, is
visiting relatives in this city.