Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, September 13, 1900, Image 1

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    Horn Paper——
—For He Borne
The circulation of this paper is in
creasing rapidly. It will pay you
to advertise in the AMEKICAN.
Office Hours
9A. 12 M 104 MM SL '
IP. 4P. M. Danville. Pa.
Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines
a Specialty
W. P. A.\«LK,
Teeth Extracted without Pain.
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Equipped with flic latent and most improved
Instruments and prepared to execute the
most difficult work.
Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, P a
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Mod-rate and all work Guaranteed.
Established 1893.
Look out for fruit thieves.
And this is September. Here, man,
bring in more ice water.
Prof, and Mrs. Houser have taken
rooms at the home of Mrs. 11. J. Angle,
Mill street.
Housewives are busy at their annual
Two hundred miles of wire is being
strung through Schuylkill county by the
new Schuylkill Telephone Company.
The various coal dealers in town are
kept very busy at present tilling orders
for the winter's supply.
John Diet/., one of Mausdale's popu
lar citizens wears, a broad smile. A
bouncing baby boy arrived at his home
AI onday.
This has been a great summer for
family reunions.
Landlord J. V. Gillaspy is making
some extensive improvements to the
front of his property. A depth of six
feet has been cut from the parlor,afford
ing room for a large veranda. A plate
glass front will also add to the appear
ance of the parlor.
The Ladies of the A M. E. church
will hold a Festival at the church next
Saturday evening. All are invited.
A colored man by the name of Jerry
Sewall, of Nanticoke attempted to jump
on a Sunbury division freight train at
Nescopeck, Tuesday night, and was
thrown under the wheels. He was so
badly injured that he died a short time
At the opening o! the Northampton
County Court Monday, Judge Scott
declared iu favor of severe sentences for
the suppression of crime.
Miss M. C. Madden will act as substi
tute teacher in the First Ward grammar
school for a few days in Miss Sallie Mus
sel man 's place.
Jeweler Henry liempe will open his
new store in the Gross building, Mill
street, on Oct., Ist.
J. L. Kline has opened a Hour and
feed store at No. 5 Mill street, in the
Gillaspy building. Baled hay and
itraw on hand. All orders will be de
The selection of the official campaign
tune has not been announced. "Blue
and Gray," seems to be in the lead, with
I'd I,eave My llappv Home," a close
The first fair of the Central Pennsyl
vania circuit will be held at Williams
port this week. Next week will come
Hughesville; then I.ewisburg; the great
Milton fair the first week in October and
the lJloonisburg fair the week following.
The organization of the Central Pennsyl
vania circuit last spring has made the
five fail sin the district work in co-opera
tion, and its zood benefits cannot but
be noticeable this fall.
The weather man seems to be trying
to cheat the oyster out of part of his
The George Washington Rishel home
stead, tin old landmark along the Illoom
road in Mahoning Twp., will be oflerel
at public sale on Friday afternoon, at
2 o'clock.
The supper given by the ladies of the
A. M. E. church last Friday evening was
a great success.
Bussell Howard, of Washington, D.C.
arrived here awheel a few days ago to
visit relatives, lie is one of the audi
tors in the War Department, and at one
time he had charge of an Indian school
at Fort Shaw, Montana. He will remain
here for a few days with his aunt, Mrs.
11. C. Wolle.
The management of the Milton fail is
making an extraordinary effort this year
to make every department belter than
it ever was before. The fair proper—
the exhibits of slock, merchandise,
machinery, farm and household pro
ducts, fancy work, etc., will be greater
than at any previous exhibition.
The typhoid fever epidemic at Cata
wissa lias about died out. There is but
one case remaining.
"Mother" Jones, who has been in the
coal regions for some time addressing
the miners, is about to organize the em
ployees of the several shirt factories in
Hazleton. Whether her efforts will be
successful or not remains to be seen.
The girls are well satisfied with their
work and wages and do not seem inclin
ed to join a labor organization and be
obliged to pay monthly dues.
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VOL. 4.V-M) :!T.
Of A Quantity of Gold Last Week. Dental
Theives In This Section.
A daring robbery was committed on
Mill street, this city, some time between
4 p. m. Saturday, Sept. Ist. and 9 a. m.
the following Tuesday, the facts con
cerning which were known only to the
local police authorities and to Dr. Jona
than Sweirfort, the one to suffer the
loss, until learned by an AMERICAN re
porter Tuesday evening.
Fearing no molestation, Dr. Sweisfort
never took the trouble to lock the outer
door of his dental parlors, which are
located on the second floor of the Vin
cent building, corner of Mill and Mah
oning streets, but always took the pre
caution to lock the door to the inner
office or operating room.
On his return to the office on Tuesday,
not having opened up on Monday, Labor
Day, he was surprised to find that the
inner door had been unlocked and was
more so when,on investigating,he learn
ed that he had been robbed of three
bottles of gold, the value of which was
over $lO.
A number of valuable instruments and
expensive dental material was close at
hand and as these were left untouched
Dr. Sweisfort is of the opinisn that the
burglar or burglars were scared of! be
fore completing their work. They left
no clue by which to trace them.
Several evenings previous to this rob
bery the dental parlors of Dr. J. R.
Cressinger in Sunburv were entered and
were relieved of valuable material.
Shamokin, Sept. 12, —Great excite
ment was caused in this city tonight by
a telegram which was received by Geo.
W. Hartline, secretary of the United
Board of Mine Workers of this district,
announcing that a strike had been order
The telegram to Mr. Hartline was as
follows :
Idianapolis, Ind., Sept. 12, 1900.
George W. Hartline, Secretary
United Mine Workers,
Central Penna. District.
All efforts to effect a peaceful settle
ment have failed. Strike-order issued to
night to take effect Monday.
United Mine Workers Association.
W. B. WILSON, Secretary.
Another Sad Accident.
Following close upon the report of the
terrible death of Martin L. Fisher in this
city yesterday, came the startling an
nouncement that Clifton Fisher, the 12-
year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. George YV.
Fisher, of Baltimore, Md., and the
nephew of the late M. L. Fisher, had ac
cidentally shot himself in the abdomen,
while playing with a Hobert rifle and
was not expected to live.
The accident occurred in Baltimore
some time on Tuesday. A. M. Peters,
an uncle of the youth, was notified of
the occurrence by a letter which reached
this city on the 10:17 mail Wednesday
morning. Mr. Peters was making prep
arations to leave for Baltimore when he
received a telegram announcing that a
successful operation had been perform
ed on the unfortunate boy and that he
was thought to be out of danger. Later
reports are expected today.
After reviewing the evidence in the
Fisher murder case yesterday, the Jury
arrived at the following verdict :
We, the jurors, having been sworn
by Justice J. I'. Bare, acting Coroner, to
inquire into the manner and causes re
sulting in the death of Martin L. Fisher,
do say upon our oath and affirmation
from the evidence before us, that M. L.
Fisher came to his death from a pistel
wound inflicted by one, Boyd Winter
steen, about 10:30 a. m.on Wednesday,
Sept. 12th, on the Bennett farm in M a
honing township.
An Autumn Wedding.
Invitations have been issued for the
marriage of Miss Winifred Mayze New
baker, daughter of Dr. P. C. Newbaker,
West Mahoning street, to J. Malcolm
Laurie, of Bellefonte, for Wednesday,
September 19th, at high noon, at Saint
Paul's Methodist Episcopal church. The
Rev. William Laurie, D. D. L.1.. D., of
Bellefonte, an uncle of the groom, will
perform the ceremony.
Have Made The Returns.
Clerk J. C. Peifer of the County Com
missioners' office has been very busy
for several days past receiving the books
of the assessors who make the registra
tion returns. It is not likely that the
registration will show much of an in
Kindergarten School.
The kindergarten school which Miss
Cora Kase will teach this winter, was
opened on Monday morning in the old
Grove office building, East Mahoning
street. The school room has been well
furnished and a most successful term is
New Heating Apparatus.
A new steam heating apparatus, cost
ing SIOOO, will be placed in Christ (Me
morial) church this fall.
The Matter Brought Before School Board
Monday Night.
The School Board met in regular ses
sion Monday night with the following
members present: Orth, Green, Lunger.
Keefer, Berger, Black, Fenstermaclier,
Curry, Harpel and President Fischer in
the chair.
On motion, all coupons of bonds that
have been paid,were ordered destroyed.
On motion the finance committee was
instructed to make a final settlement
with the tax collector for 189S taxes.
John Weaver, who resides outside of
the Borough limits, appeared before the
Board,asking for a rebate of $3.00 on the
tuition which he paid last pear for his
son's attendance at school. Mr. Weav
er claimed that inasmuch as his son was
ill pnd could not attend school for sixty
eightdays, the Bouid should allow the
rebate. The Board decided not to re
fund the money.
The question of opening a night school
for those who are unable to attend the
regular day sessions was brought to the
Board's attention by Dr. Harpel. The
matter was referred to the committee on
Teachers and Certiii; - .[<■-.
It was suggested th t t!:<• -vcretary of
the Board of Health notify all physi
cians to report contagious di«ea>es to
Superintendent llou-tr, who in turn
should notify the teachers that all pu
pils residing in infected In be
kept out of school until given a clean
bill of health by their attending physi
cian. This idea seemed to meet with the
approval of the Board and it was carried.
As an extra precaution against infection
the supply committee was ordered to
purchase agateware for use in the school
On motion it was decided that all
non-resident pupils be excluded from
the Grammar and Senior Secondary
schools in the First ward and the Senior
Secondary grade in the Third ward, as
these schools have more than the usual
allotment of pupils. They will be given
a choice of the Second or Fourth ward
schools. The Superintendent and the
Transfer Committee were given power
to make the neccessary changes and
transfers in over-crowded schools.
The following bills were ordered paid :
Casper Deisroad $29 97
Emerson Adams 250.00
John P. Lester 10 85
Franklin Detweiler 75
Tax Collectors Commission 173.57
Read Iron Co 75
Standard Gas Co. GO
Einory Schultz 2.05
Adams Eqpress Co S5
Robert Miller 7 75
C. H. Schmidt 50.75
P. C. Murray 11.73
John Albeck 2.00
The Gem ti.oo
Curry A Vannan 8 (X)
I. Gross 1.25
Mrs. Daniel Kashner 4.50
John Bruder 2.40
Seidel & Bausch 9.69
J. R. Cole 12.47
I). C. Williams 4.50
George Hendricks 4 50
John Edwards 7.00
H. Rupp 5.00
A. H. Grone 181.11
Reberts & Meek 105.20
J. L. HammitCo 56.89
11. R. Moore 31.34
Will G. Brown D 45
The late Martin L. Fisher, the report
of whose untimely death sent a shiver
of horror combined with a thrill of pity
through the breast of every citizen in
this city yesterday when the details of
it became fully known, was born in Cat
awissa in 1851. When but a young man
Mr. Fisher came to this city, He learn
ed the harness making trade in the shop
of George Bassett after which he em
barked in business for himself, running
it successfully until about two years
ago when he accepted the superintend
ency of the J. R. Bennett farms. Mr.
Fisher was the eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Hamilton Fisher, of Catawissa,
and a brother of Dr. George W. Fisher
of Baltimore, Md. He was an active
member of St. Paul's M. E. Church and
an almost invaluable help to that con
gregation. On several occasions he ser
ved as an officer of the Epworth League.
At the time of his death he was a mem
ber of the Board of Stewards and was
secretary of the Missionary Board and
was also an usher in the church.
Mr. Fisher was prominent in lodge
circles, being a member of Danville
Lodge No. 224 F. and A. M.for the past
25 years and of Lotus Conclave, No. 127
Improved Orderof Heptasophs. A wife
and one son, Curry, aged 19, survive
him. The funeral will IK- held from his
late residence 114 West Mahoning street
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Inter
ment in the Odd Fellows'cemetery.
Another Boat Ride.
The Salvation Army boat ride to
Chulasky Saturday evening next prom
ises to be well attended. Special music
will be provided and Prof. Reese will
preside at the organ. Refreshments will
be served on the boat. Tickets 10 cents
Evening Services at the Chapel.
Regular Sunday evening services will
hereafter be held at Grace Episcopal
Chapel, Riverside. A lay-reader will
have charge of the services.
Win L. Fisher flirt Death a! tin Hands
ol 60yd IHtt
About 10 a. 111. yesterday the business center of
this city was startled with the word that Martin L. Fisher
had been shot and killed while going his rounds of the Ben
nett farms by an employee who had been lately discharged.
As Mr. Fisher had been seen on Mill street but a short time
previously, the report could hardly be believed but on ar
riving on the scene a MORNING NEWS man found it to be cor
rect in every terrible detail.
The murdered man, covered with blood and already
cold in death, lay on the farm house porch with the star
tled farm hands who had tenderly carried him there, stand
ing over the body with an expectant and undecided express
ion, covering their countenances. After a time they be
came communicative and gave the story of the deed as far
as they were acquainted with it. On last Saturday morn
ing Wintersteen had words with George B. Strouse, the
boss farmer, over a team he was to drive and when he was
not permitted to have his own way he left his work and im
parted his grievances to Superintendent Fisher. Not gain
ing satisfaction in that quarter he became violent—so much
so—that Mr. Fisher discharged him and paid him off.
At that time Wintersteen made dire threats of
vengeance, as he did that night to some of the farm
hands, but as he made 110 attemptjx) carry any of them out
the importance of the occti' rence was dimmed for the time
Wintersteen was not to be foiled in revenge, however,
and about 10 o'clock yesterday morning he appeared at the
Strouse farm and inquired for Mr. Strouse. He was told 1
that Strouse was not there whereupon he left and started
down the P. &R. railroad track which runs through the
farm about 300 feet from the wagon road. In a few mo
ments afterwards the farm hands,who were about 150 yards
distant, were startled by the sound of a shot and upon look
ing in the direction from whence it came they saw a horse
and buggy coming up the road and a man fleeing across
the fields in the direction of the Asylum.
Though not positive,but suspecting that something out i
of the ordinary had happened, Ivison Confer and Harry
Brown ran toward the road and stopped the horse just as it
was about to break into a run. Supt. Fisher sat nearly up
right in the buggy and still held the lines and the men were
not aware of the horrible discovery they had made until
Fisher uttered a moan when they noticed, by the blood
which began to issue from his mouth, that he had been 1
shot and was about to expire.
Although almost paralyized with horror, they lifted the
body out and carried it to the Strouse farm house. From
here the authorities were notified by telephone. After a
time Squire Bare appeared and taking charge of the body
impaneled the following jury: Charles E. Voris, W.
E. Young, Thomas Vincent, F. P. Johnson, John L. Evans
and R B. Diehl. After examining those of the farm hands
who were on the grounds at the time, the inquest was ad
journed until 2 p. m.yesterday when an autopsy was
made by Drs. Newbaker and Shultz in the Undertaking
rooms of Henrie Bros., where the body had been taken by
the relatives after being released by the Coroner. The au
topsy revealed the fact that death was caused by a bullet
which entered the body two inches below the left arm pit
fractured a rib, passed throught the left lung, and lodged
in the spinal column.
During all this time nothing had been learned concern
ing the whereabouts of Wintersteen but about noon Sheriff
Maiers was surprised by a man, accompanied by "Reilly"
Watts, who appeared at the jail and asked to be taken in—
saying that he "had just killed a man."
In an interview at the jail Wintersteen said he had kill
ed Fisher after a conversation with him, and that he had
I ntended killing himself but thai his nerve had failed.
Brief Mention of the Movement of Your
Friends and Acquaintances.
Mrs. George 31. Gearhart is visiting
her daughter, .Mrs. Fred Kirkendall, in
Mrs. Fred Rebman, of Youngstown.O,
is visiting relatives in this city.
Mrs. J. F. Ilower is visiting relatives
in Williamsport.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Gotwald left Tues
day for a trip to Wilmington Del.,
Sorristown and Philadelphia.
Charles Mover, of Schuylkill Haven,
is visiting Nicholas Hofer.
Prof. R. 11. Wilson is visiting friends
in St. Clair.
Mrs. Hugh Oliver is visiting friends in
Miss Helen Jameson, of Berwick, is
visiting at the Jameson homestead, West
Mahoning street.
Mrs. John Tooley and daughter Doro
thy are spending a few weeks at Eagles
Mrs. 11. C. Taylor, of Audenried, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. P. C. Newbaker,
West Mahoning street.
Mrs. Harry Fry called on Bloomsburg
friends yesterday.
J. E. Moore made a business trip to
Scranton yesterday.
John Spotts, Jr., of Riverside, made a
business trip to Bloomsburg yesterday.
Mrs. Peter Winters is visiting friends
in Sunbury.
John Fry singer, of near Catawissa,
transacted business in this city yester
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McClure left yester
day for a trip to Philadelphia.
Miss Kate Mellon returned to Phila
delphia yesterday after a visit with rela
tives in this city.
The Rev. Ezra Yocum and Rev. Dr.
S. C. Swallow, of Harrisburg, Presiding
Elder W. W. Evans and the Rev. Leilac
of Lewisburg, attended the funeral of
Mrs. G. H Day in Riverside yesterday.
Arthur Sloop left last evening for
Carlisle to attend Dickinson College. He
will enter the Junior class.
Frank Sharpless and Willard Yastine,
of Catawissa, were in this city yester
Frank McClellan, of Bloomsburg, was
in this city yesterday.
Mrs. G. 11. Mullen returned to Phila
delphia yesterday after a visit with Mrs.
James Scarlet, Mill street.
Howard Clark, of South Danville, left
yesterday for State (jollege.
James Scarlet, Esq., is transacting
business in Philadelphia.
11. B. Neff, of Sunbury, was a visitor
to this city yesterday.
Luther Linker returned to Williams
port yesterday after a visit with his
father, John Linker, West Mahoning
Mrs.» Julia Hagenbuch returned to
West Milton yesterday after a .visit at
the home of Christian Laubach, Mill
Mrs. Mary Kline and Mrs. Hannah
Shultz left yesterday for a trip to Atlan
tic City.
George B. Markle, of llazleton, was a
business visitor in this city yesterday.
William Kase West, Esq., made a pro
fessional trip to Sunbury yesterday.
The Rev. James Iluber returned from
a trip to Lancaster yesterday.
Mrs. George Kicketts returned last
evening from a trip to Chicago and the
Miss Rosa Koch, has returned from
an extended visit in Philadelphia and
will reopen her dressmaking establish
ment on Cross St.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Cottell, of Wood
bury, N.J., are visiting Mrs. Cottell's
sister, Mrs. G. S. Hunt, West Mahon
ing street.
James M alien returned from Philadel
phia last evening,
Charles l'ursel is visiting friends in
Mrs. Charles Mains, of Plymouth, is a
guest at the home of Councilman Ahios
Yastine, West Market street.
Law Student, Harry Pare returned
Monday evening from a pleasant trip
which took in Norristown, Philadelphia
and Atlantic City.
Mrs. Henry Lamers, of Richmond,
Kv., arrived in town Tuesday for a
visit at the home of her brother, E.
Swartz Miller, Church Street. Mrs.
Lamers was accompanied by her daugh
ter, Miss Eva.
Mrs. John Evans who lias been visit
ing her father, Charles Deitz, East Mar
ket street, left Tuesday for her home
in Toy ah, Texas.
Hon. and Mrs. W. K. Holloway and
daughter Miss Mary, returned Tuesday
from Lake Winola where they spent
the last two months at their summer
Messrs. Charles and Benjamin Barndt,
of Catawissa, were visitors to this city
David Thomas made a business trip to
Scranton Tuesday in the interest of
the Reading Iron Co.
Mrs. Gertrude Ellis, of Philadelphia,
is visiting relatives in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Craig, of Cumber
land, Md., are visiting relatives in this
Mrs. Fred Howe and Mr. and Mrs. F.
W. Howe and their guest, Mrs. O. D.
Sheppard, of Scranton, were guests
Tuesday at the home of Mr. John Loch
man in Catawissa.
ID Montour County. A Meeting Held Last
Mr. J. K. Murray issued a call several
weeks ago to the farmers of Montour
county to meet at California Grange Hall
on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2p. m.for the
purposeof forming an agricultural and
horticultural society to advance the in
terests of the farmers of this county.
The matter was doubtless not well un
derstood as but few attended. The
meeting was called to order and on mo
tion, Mr. Murray was elected president
and W. D. Steinbach, secretary. After
some discussion it was thought best to
let the organization remain temporary
until the first Monday in December when
another meeting will be called at the
same place, when it is hoped that the
subject will be better understood and
more interest aroused and a better at
tendance realized. Organizations similar
to this have been formed in several
counties in this State and are doing
much good. Meetings are held at dif
ferent times during the year and leading
topics along agricultural lines are ably
discussed by practical men. These
societies aid the manager of the farmers
institute which is held in every county
in Pennsylvania and which is doing a
good work for the farmers of the old
"Keystone State."
Mr. Murray is deserving of strong sup
port in this effort for he has labored
hard to raise the Farmers Institute to its
present high standing in this county.
There seems to be no better way of ed
ucating the farmer than by holding
farmer's meetings where farmer's ques
tions can be discussed by practical men. there be a grand rally of the farm
ers and let as many as can, attend the
December meeting-
In the death of Sarah N., wife of the
Rev. G. H. Day, which occurred Mon
day morning at 9 o'clock, after an ill
ness of seven months, this community
loses a most charitable and lovable wo
Patient and kindly with all, she made
many friends in Riverside and Danville.
During her life she was identified with
church work, not only at Saint Peter's
church in South Danville, where she so
often worshipped, but at many towns in
Central Pennsylvania in which her hut
band had so well labored for the Master
for more than fifty years.
Mrs. Day was 76 years of age. Most
of her relatives live in Pike county. She
was the granddaughter of Judge Broad
head and her uncle was Ex. U. S. Sen
ator Richard Broadhead.ofPike county.
Other relatives are Borne of the most pro
minent families of that section of the
State. In the fall of 1893 Mr. and Mrs.
Day celebrated their golden wedding.
Deceased is survived by her husband,
the Kev. G. H. Day, and a grand
son, Robert Day, of Sunbury. The
funeral occured Wedesday afternoon at
2.30 o'clock. Services was conducted
at the family residence by Presiding
Elder, the Rev. Dr. Evans. Interment
in Mt. Vernon cemetery.
Charged With Murderous Assault.
Charged with committing a murder
ous assault on the person of George W.
Owens, Stanley M. Sheffer was arrested
in this city last evening and placed in
the county jail, awaiting the arrival of
the Williainsport Chief-of-Police in
which city, it is claimed, the assault oc
Both men are residents of Williams
port. Last week, during an altercation
between them, Sheffer assaulted Owens
by striking him on the head with a
hammer. Sheffer disappeared immedi
ately afterwards and was lost sight of by
the Police until last night when the
local authorities located him in this
city where he has been a visitor for a
short time.
When his identity was discovered a
warrant was secured from VVilliamsport
and was served about 8 o'clock last
night by Constable Young and Police
man Voris.
Bedea-Hulsizer Nuptials.
Mr. George Bedeaand Miss Clara Hul
sizer were the contracting parties in a
quiet little wedding ceremony which
was performed by the Rev. A. B. Bowser
in the parlor of the parsonage of the
First Baptist church at 9 o'clock Tuesday
Miss Lizzie Lovett attended the bride
and Mr. Ilayes Bedea, brother of the
groom,acted in thecapacity of best man.
After the ceremony a reception was held
at the Bedea home, East Front street,
which was attended by the families of
the young couple and a number of
The bride is a charming young lady
and the groom has a host of friends in
this city and is one of our thriving busi
i ness men. Mr. and Mrs. Bedea will re
j side at 702 Front street for a time pre
j vious to starting to housekeeping.
Another Rich Discovery.
The recent discovery of silver ore on
the farm of Simon Shives in Cleveland
township, Columbia county, which an
' analysis showed to be worth $14.43 per
ton, has been eclipsed by a more im
portant discovery. An assay of ore tak
en from the same ledge, it is said, shows
02.45 ounces of silver to the ton, mak
ing the ore worth f.52.47 per ton.
Nearing Completion.
The fine new dwellings, on Church
street, belonging to George Edmondson,
are nearing completion.
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.
(gfGet our prices before plac
ing your orders.
By Danville Property Holders. So Decided
By Council Monday Night.
A meeting of Council was held Monday
evening with the following members
present: President Kemmer, Messrs.
Vastine, Fetterman, Goldsmith, Jones,
Amesbury and Brandt.
A communication was read from the
Board of Health relative to the present
condition of the alley leading West of
Mill street, between the Swentek prop
erties; also the unhealthy condition ot
Mahoning creek between the dam and
the works of the Reading Iron Com
A committee of citizens from the Third
ward, in the vicinity of West Centre
street, presented a communication, ask
ing Council to take some action regard
ing the unhealthy condition of Mahon
ing creek.
W. J. Baldy, Esq., attorney for John
C. Moyer and wife, Sarah C. Moyer, pre
sented a communication asking Council
to take immediate steps toward some
remedy for the unhealthy condition of
the alley leading west from Mill street
between the Swentek properties. The
unhealthiness of this alley, it was said,
has caused sickness in that locality. The
communication further stated that un
less Council compensated Mr. and Mrs.
Moyer for loss of health and the dam
age which the hotel business has sus
tained,the matter will be taken to court.
On motion the Street Commissioner
was instructed to note all pavements in
need ot repairs and hand a list of the
names of such property owners to the
Borough Solicitor, who will notify them
to repair the same at once according to
the Borough Ordinance.
The ordinance repealing former ordin
ances, empowering the Water Commis
sioners to make appointments, fix sala
ries, and regulate the term of office of
employes of the Water Department of
the Borough of Danville, passed second
The attention of Council was called to
the condition of the gutters in the vic
inity of Cherry and Centre streets and,
on motion, the matter was referred to
the committee on streets and bridges
for investigation.
A communication from W. J. Baldy,
Esq., attorney forß. H. Woolley, ques
tioning the right of Council to trim trees
without the consent of property owners
was, on motion, referred to the Borough
Solicitor for consideration.
Samuel Trumbower, of the firm of
Trumbower & Werkheiser, appeared be
fore Council asking that Joseph Smith
be granted a permit to build a frame ad
dition to the rear of his property on
Mill street. On motion the same was
On motion of Mr. Vastine, Secretary
McCoy was empowered to transfer the
lease of the room in basement of City
Hall from David B. Jones to Edward G.
After the following bills had been pass
ed Council went into executive session
and it is likely some action was taken
in regard to the several communications
which had beeu presented at the meet
Labor $ 82.50
Street work 48.63
Trumbower & Werkheiser 17.85
D. C. Williams LOO
B. B. Brown 15.00
Boyer Bros 3.75
Standard Electric Light Co 464.52
Standard Gas Co 2.20
John L. Russell 75
Joseph Lechner 8.00
H. E. Ellenbogen 6.72
Labor $149.50
S. A. McCoy 20-00
Frank Schram '*33
Reading Iron Co 2.95
A. C. Amesbury 95.91
Trumbower & Werkheiser 9 54
Albright, Son & Co 14.29
D. C. Williams 2.20
P. & R. freight 45
Standard Gas Co 5.40
J. H. Cole 30.57
Jos. Lechner
A Night School for Riverside.
Between the Ist and the 15th of Oct
ober a night school, conducted by E. W.
Coxe, Principal of the Riverside schools,
will be opened in the Riverside school
house. Those wishing to attend can con
sult with Mr. Coxe as to the arrange
ments and other particulars, such as
the studies they are desirous of taking
up and the tuition.
An Autum Outing.
An outing will be held at the home of
W.T. Suter, Riverside, Saturday after
noon and evening under the auspices of
Trinity M. E. church. Hacks will run
between the hours of 2 and 10 p. m.
Round trip, adults, 15 cents; children 10
cents. Refreshments, including ice
cream, cake, sandwiches and coffee, will
be served on the grounds, All are cor
dially invited to be present.
River Bridge Being Repaired.
The river bridge is being thoroughly
overhauled and repaired. A new string
ier is being placed between the South
I Danville terminal and the first pier. The
i nuts and bolts will all be tightened and
* new timbers will be used where neces
sary. The entrance on this side is be
• ing raised and properly graded.
Washingtonville Defeated.
A team composed of Danville and
Mausdale players, defeated the Wash
ingtonville base ball club by a score of 6
h to 4 on Saturday afternoon at Maus
i, dale. It was an exciting game and was
witnessed by a large crowd.