Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, September 20, 1900, Image 1

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9A. 12 M 10i Mill St.,
IP. UP. M. Danville. Pa.
Diseases of the Stomach and Intestines
a Specialty
Teeth Extracted without fain.
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Equipped with the Intent and most Improved
Instrument); and prepared to execute the
most difficult work.
Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Mod«rate and all work Gnaranteed.
Established 1892.
Great cycling weather.
Cool nights and restful sleep.
The attendance at our public schools
is still growing lartrer.
A large number of people are attend
ing the auction sale at Kempe's jewelry
store this week.
Montgomery is suffering from a ty
phoid fever epidemic.
W. S. Ditzler has opened a tailoring
shop on North Mill street.
Councilman John Rebman is reported
to have iinp-oved considerably after his
late severe illness.
The wood-work on the exterior of the
Y. M. C. A. building is being touched up
with a fresh coat of paint. S. W. Arms
ha« the contract.
A number of Kiverside people will at
tend the festival to be held at the
Klinesgrove M. E. church on Saturday
Kabbits are reported as numerous in
the surrounding country.
The Twelfth Regiment band, of Sun
bury, will give a concert at that place
next Fiiday night for the benefit of the
Galveston sufferers.
The small boy is more reconciled to
school now since the cooler weather has
set in.
A large number of foreigners have left
llazleton for New York from whence
they will sail to their homes in Kurope.
George Askins is ill at his home on
Honeymoon street.
The Salvation Army will hold their
annual Harvest Festival in their hall,be
ginning next Saturday and closing Tues
day evening. Anything which can be
donated towards making the festival a
success will be gladly received by the
Aruiy workers.
Reports from Ihe various schools
throughout the city show that at the
beginning of the third week of the fall
term every thing is moving in a satis
factory manner.
The September number of"The Dio
ceasan Record," a paper devoted to the
interests of Ihe Episcopal church in
Central Pennsylvania,contains spleudid
cuts of Christ (Memorial) church of this
city and the Rector, Rev. Erskine
The Presbyterian synod of Pennsyl
vania will meet in the Pine Street Pres
byterian church, Harrisburg,October IS,
for a five days' session. This is the larg
est synod in the United States and the
largest ecclesiastical organization of the
kind in the world.
Sunday schools will now pick tip in
attendance but it is not until just before
Christmas time that the growth will be
particularly marked.
The merry-go-round recently built by
Fred Smith, the assistant machinist at
the Silk Mill, is being run nightly at his
home, corner of A and Green streets.
The machine was built entirely by Smith
who is but 17 years of age.
William Pease has rented the Laubaeh
store room now occupied by Henry
Rempe, the jeweler, w here hew ill con
duct a wholesale and retail tobacco es
A llazleton furniture dealer has a most
unique way of advertising. He has his 1
display window arranged to represent a
parlor w here evenings some loving couple
are allowed tocome in and do theircourt
ing. This is to continue for six weeks
and at the end of that time the couple
who aie adjudged the best couriers will
receive SIOO or they will be allowed to
take out that amount in furniture.
Manager Laubenstein of the Shauiokin
High School Athletic Association has a
number of foot ball games scheduled for
this fall. He is now waiting to hoar
from Prof. Gordy's team of this city.
It is reported that a good many peo
pie are shooting squirrel - already,though
it is not quite a month yet uutil the
legal time. It is the duty not only of
game wardens, but of sheriffs, consta
bles, policemen or any special officer of
the Common .vealth to make arrests for
violations of the game and fish laws that
they have knowledge of. A few prose
cutions and convictions for violations of
our game and fish laws would have a
wholesome effect in preventing future
violations and preserving our game.
The |>enaltv is $lO for each squirrel kill
ed, except from October 15th to Decem
ber 15ib.
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VOL. T.V-NO ns.
Accepts a Call From Columbus, 0. Will
Leave Next Month.
The Kev. Dr. B. F. Dimmick created a
sensation among the members of ihe
congregation of St. Paul's M. K. church
Sunday morning when, after lie hail
completed tlie delivery of his sermon,he
announced that he had accepted a call
from the Wesley or Old First church, of
Columbus, Ohio,and that he would leave
for that city about the middle of October.
The announcement was wholly un
expected as Dr. Dimmick had given no
previous intimation whatever of this
proposed change. The Columbus con
gregation desired that their new pastor
take up his charge at once but this Dr.
Dimmick refused to do and he set the
the time stated above for his departure.
This change w ill make a vacancy at St.
Paul's which the congregation will find
difficult to fill, men of Dr. Dimmick's re
ligious zeal, rare ability and unusual en
terprise not bting obtainable on all oc
Dr. Dimmick entered upon his work
as pastor of St. Paul's church in April
1599. His former charge was Grace
church of Harrisburg, one of the largest
and most flourishing congregations in
Central Pennsylvania. A monument to
the retiring pastor's thrift and enter
prise is the magnificent front which now
graces St. Paul's.
Edward Linker Painfully Injured.
Edward Linker, aged twelve years,the
son of W. J. Linker, West Mahoning
street, sullered a painful injury about
noon yesterday.
The lad was attempting to climb on
the rear end of an omnibus which was
passing along the street in front of his
home,when he lost his hold and slipped
to the groun.l just in front of the trunk
cart which was attached to the bu-».
One of the cart wheels passed over the
left leg just above the ankle. When
Linker was carried into the house an
examination revealed that the flesh had
been badly bruised and a deep cut had
laid open the flesh more than two inches.
Dr. Curry was called in attendance and
dtessed the injury which required a
number of stitches.
South Danville Schools to Open.
The brick addition to the South Dan
ville school house is now completed and
every thing will be in readiness fur the
tirst session next Monday morning.
The new building which is 28 by 41
feet was badly needed. Heretofore it
has been necessary to teach all classes
in the one room and the pupils were
not properly graded. Under the new
plan a pupil, by proper diligence, may
prepare for the Danville lligh school.
The primary room has been repaper
ed and son <; new desks and black
boards have been added. S. S. Smith,of
near Northumberland, will be the prin
cipal and Miss M. C. Madden, of this
city, will teach the primary school.
Former Danville Man Weds.
A quiet home wedding took place on
Tuesday n.orning at 8.30 o'clock at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. Fisher on
Chestnut street, Sunbury, when the
nuptials of their charming daughter,
Miss Louise C. Fidier and Mr. T. C.
Curry was celebrated. Mr. Curry is a
former Danville young man. He has a
host of friends and acquaintances here
who will extend him and his bride their
best wishes. Mr. and Mrs. Curry will
reside in Sunbury on their return from
the wedding trip.
Sheep's church, near Jerseytown, was
the scene of quite a brilliant wedding
last, evening, when, at 8 o'clock, Miss
Wilette Taylor, of West Hemlock town
ship,became the wife of Mr. Oscar Lock
hoof, one of Derry township's prosper
ous young farmers. The ceremony was
performed before a large number of the
relatives and friends of the contracting
parties by the Rev. T. M. Phillips, of
Coal Prices Advancing.
The eflect of the great coal strike is al
ready being felt in this city. Several of
the local dealers have been compelled
to advance the price of all coal 50 cents
per ton and some of the others have ad
ded au additional quarter to the price
that prevailed previous to the strike agi
tation. The manufacturing concerns are
taking time by the forelock and are eith- >
er placing large orders ahead or storing j
it where they have the space to do so.
A Night School to be Organized.
Much progress is being made in the
arrangements for a night school in this
city. About forty young people have
signified their intention of joining the
classes. The committee of the School
Board having the matter in charge will
hold a meeting before the close of this
i week and will report to the Board at
next Monday night's regular meeting.
Preparing to Resume Operations.
A roll is now being turned up at Curry
& Yannan's machine shops for use at
the Danville Rolling Mill, one having
been broken just previously to the clos
ing down of that concern.
Quite a number of repairs are being
made at the mill and it is expected that
operations will be resumed in a very
short time.
Death of Mrs. Sherin.
The death of Mrs. Thomas Sherin oc
curred at her home in Exchange, Tues
day morning. Mrs. Sherin was about o5
years of age. She formerly resided in
Sydney Hoffa of Washingtonville Was The
Intended Victim.
Another daring hold-up occurred near
Watsoutown on Thursday evening, the
second one within t he past three m jnfhs.
Fortunately the thug was foiled in this
attempt. The intended victim was
Sydney Hoffa, the eldest son of Dr. J.
P. Hoffa. of Washingtonville.
Young Hoffa attended the Williams,
port fair on Thursday, and in i unpany
with a lady friend, drove to Watsou
town to take the train, having his horse
at a livery stable. ll>' rciunie 1 o:i the
S p. m. train and after s;»endit:<: au hour
with Watsontown friends, -tarted on his
drive homeward. When hut a uii!e from
the town a man suddeidv jumped from
the gutter on the left si le of the road
and ordered him to -to;-, and u;.on Mr.
lloffa's refusal to do so, he made an at
tempt to grasp the bridle. Fortunately
for Hoffa his norse took fright, made a
leap forward and started on a hard run.
Hoffa describes the man ;.s be-ngquite
tall,and says that his features were con
cealed by a black mask. '1 h • attempt
was made in a most !<>•. !-••:. i Mrs.
Dunkel and her date-' t « : V :i>on
town, having been lu-l i up a the me
place a few months ; Few j e pie
care to drive in that < r. >■: n>i.
Creditable Parade Sr y ;nt.
The fireman's par.:! <m '.i:,;r!ay i
evening elicited much admiration from
the many people who lined the pave
ment on Mill street. The men in their
new uniforms looked very neat an I with
the addition of the new Washington
Hose Companys wagon, drawn by two
powerful black horses recently purchas
ed by Clarence Campbell,of Klinesgrove
for that company,made quite a splendid
showing. The Friendship, Washington
and Good Will companies made up the
parade and were headed by the Chief
and his assistants and the Washington
Drum Corps.
Just as soon as the Washingtons can
complete the new stable, which they
will build in the rear of the hose house,
the team of blacks will be taken from
Mr. Campbell and it is expected that
the new turn-out will be ready to re
spond to alarms by the middle of next
The position of driver is one much
sought after by different members of
the company and the result of the elec
tion for that office is awaited with con
siderable interest.
High School Foot Ball Team.
The young men of the Danville High
School Athletic Association are doing
hard stunts these Fall afternoons on the
foot ball gridiron which has been laid
out in the "meadows" below town.
The team had been indulging in light
practice up until Monday afternoon
when they lined up against the "scrub"
for the first time.
The make up of the learn has not been
decided upon and will not be until all the
available material has been thoroughly
tried At present it looks as though the
successful candidates,together with their
positions, would l e :
McClure, Leniger, ends.
Campbell, Cross, tackles.
Moyer, Daily, guards.
Payne, center.
Maiers, McLain, halfbacks.
Lunger, quarter back.
Montague, full back.
Laid to Rest.
The earthly remains of the late Martin
L. Fisher were laid to rest Friday af
ternoon in the family plot in the Odd
Fellows' cemetery and this closed a
chapter in a blood stained annal.
The funeral was very largely attend
ed and a great number of sorrowing rel
atives and friends foflowed the bier to
the grave. The sermon was preachel
by the Kev. Dr. Dimmick, pastor of St.
Paul's M. E. church and the Kev. F. S.
Vought, of Kiverside, made the prayer.
The floral offerings, which nearly con
cealed the casket, were magnificent,
especially those from Mrs. J. K. Bennett
and from the Epworth League.
New Y. M. C. A. Officers Elected.
At the first regular monthly meeting
of the new Hoard of Directors of our local
Y. M. C. A., held Friday night in one of
the Association parlors, the following
official and executive officers were elect
ed for the coming year: Howard 15.
Sehultz, President; If. 11. Furuian, Vice-
President; Wm. L. McClure, Treasurer;
Dr. J. E. Bobbins, Recording Secretary;
Wm. D. Laumaster, General Secretary;
C. K. Shelhart, Ass't. Secretary and
John Barry, Physical Director.
In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Watson.
At Bine Spring farm, the beautiful
country home of the 1 R-Long family,near
Washingtonville, some 40 guests from
this city were delightfully entertained
Friday evening. The affair was given in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson.
Refreshments were served in the woods
near the mansion and the decorations
were most elaborate — hundreds of
Chinese lanterns being used. The favors
were from Philadelphia.
Looks Bad ForLenhart.
The Lenhart murder trial at Lewis
burg is causing considerable excitement
in that quaint little town, and the evi
dence thus far produced caused the peo
ple to think that a hanging will take
place. The drawing of the jury has been
completed and the real fight for the
prisoner's life lias started in earnest.
Lenhart, while listening attentively to
the testimony, appears indifferent.
James Scarlet, Esq., is one of the pro
secuting attorneys in this case
In The Coal Fields. The Tie-Up is Now
Almost Complete.
Shamolvin, Sept. 20, 1000. —From near-
Ily every district in the coal fields, the
; mi, cr- gained recruits in large numbers
| yesterday. With the exception of the
j Schuylkill district, which remains al
j most intact in spite of the influences
brought to bear by the strikers and their
sympathizers, the tie up is complete.
So far there has been comparatively
no rioting or violence —a lare thing for
:i strike covering so large a territory and
including so many classes of workmen.
InShamokin yesterday a number of
men employed at the Hickory Ridge
colliery were stoned and finally compell
ed to give up work. Despite the peace
ful aspect the operators are having many
deputies sworn in and the Pinkertou
men are much in evidence.
The result of the strike is already be
ing felt in the scarcity of coal, many
railroads and dealers being illy prepared
for it, notwithstanding the warning
they have had. The D. L. &W. have
housed all their coal cars and are unable
to (ill any orders; needing their present
supply for their own consumption.
Y. M. 0. A. Committees.
Mr. Howard B. Sehultz, the newly
elected President of the Young Men's
Christian A - soeiation, makes the follow
ing appointment of the committees for
the ensuing year :
W. L. McClure, Chairman; 11. C.
Sehultz, James Foster, Thomas Curry,
Wlliam J. Rogers, Thomas Mills, Amos
Vas tine and Dr. J. E. Bobbins.
S. A. McCoy, Chairman; Samuel Werk
heiser, Jesse Shannon, 11. 11. Furuian
and John Swartz.
A. 11. Grone, Chairman; Dr. J. K. Bob
bins and William James.
Walter G. Kramer, Chairman; George
Still well, William R. Evans,John Barry,
William G. Maiers, George 11 unlock,
William James, Fred Linker, John D.
Jones, Elijah Morgan, David Reese,Hiram
Howard l'atton, Chairman, Walter
Payne, Thomas Bennetts, Joy Brader,
Clarence Derr, George Clarke, Curry
Fisher, George Fggert, Frank A. Browil,
George Maiers, Thomas Irland, William
E. Bailey, Howard Lunger,Blaine James
anil Harry WeSliver.
William G. Beese, Chairman; Ge.irgc
Klase, Walter Jones, Frank Ebling,
Harry Camp.
11. IL Furmau, Chairman; Dr. J. E.
Bobbins, Beverly Musseluian, J. W.
Smith and George W. F. Wood side.
S. A. McCoy, Chairman; William J.
Rogers,W. E. Gosh, William L. McClure,
William V. Oglesby, Daniel Connor and
Weldon W. Gulick.
Walter Russell, Chairman; Jesse Shan
non, William Eggert,Grant Sowers,.!ohn
Jones and Nelson Woods.
Elijah Morgan, Chairman of I'shers.
Surprise Party Last Night.
A pleasant surprise party was tender
ed Mrs. A. Yerrick ather homeon North
Mill street, last evening in honor of her
54th birthday. The following were pres
ent: Mesdames James Connelly, James
Rilile, (ieorge Peifer, James Frazier,
George El well, Sherwood, Lefler, George
Yerrick, McCloud, William McDonald,
(ieorge Lewis, William Yerrick,Murphy,
Jesse Lunger, Shephard, A. Yerrick. (
Daniel Jacobs, Martz, Joseph Gill, of
Seranton, Maria Gay, Lace,of Cleveland,
()., and the Misses Sherwood, Lizzie J
Yerrick,Ella Peifer,Belle Biflle, Gertrude
Payton, Nora Letter and Messrs. (ieorge
and liairy Yerrick.
Young Pigeons Make Good T!me.
Out of his coop of high bred homing
pigeons, W. 11. Snvder, one of the pro
prietors of the Exchange Hotel, Blooms
burg, brought 25 young birds to this
city Saturday morning and released
them from the stables of Veterinary J.
J. Kline about eleven o'clock. Although
a little slow in getting their bearings
they made good time and reached the
home coop in 11 minutes and 15 seconds,
the time they spent circling in the upper
air not being taken into consideration.
This was only the third trial-fly these
birds had been given.
Base Ball For Fire Suflerers.
At present there is some talk of a base
ball game to be played in this city for
the benefit of the Turbotville fire suffer
ers between a team made up of the best
material Danville affords and the strong
Watsontown team.
Watsontown desires to plav in this
city but the home players areafraid that
there is not enough interest taken here
in the National pastime to insure a pro
fitable attendance.
Entertained at Dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Voris entertained
ihe following at a six o'clock dinner on
Saturday evening at their homeon Kerry
street: Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Voris, Mr.
and Mrs. J. I!. McCoy, and sons Will
iam and Saul, Reuben B. Voris of this
city,and Frank Troxell, of Chicago.
A party of Danville Bessemer Steel Co.
officials who were 111 this city yesterday
for a few hours were: John McDonald,
! Pres. pro teiw and a member of the
' Board of Directors; 11. N. Day, Treasur
' er; and J. L. Barber, connected with the
i Philadelphia office of the company.
After October 1- The City Will be Rc
With the advent of the new carrier,
which will take place on October Ist,
Danville will enjoy a much improved
mail service.
Although it was well known by the
authorities here that for some time past
there was considerable dissatisfaction in
certain localities regarding the tardy de
livery of mail matter, it was not until
lately that the departmental Washing
ton could be convinced that such was
the case. About three weeks ago a
fourth carrier was ordered into service
and Charles I'eifer, being the senior sub
stitute, received the appointment.
The town has been redistricled and
there will be considerable change in the
routes of the carriers. When the order
goes into eilect West Market and West
Mahoning streets will be supplied be
tween the hours of eight and nine in
stead of between 9:30 and 11 o'clock as
is premitted by the present schedule.
Gulick's Addition will have two deliv
eries a day instead of one and Bloom
street between the borough line and the
"culvert" will be included in the dis
trict, also Railroad street from the
"culvert" to the borough line.
A carrier's window will he established
at the Post Office at certain hours,
yet to be decided upon, residents will
have the opportunity of inquiring for
their mail of the carrier in their district,
thus doing away with the annoyance of
waiting until the following day for the
delivery of mail that arrived on an
evening train.
A Pretty Autumn Wedding.
The wedding of Miss Winifred Mayze
New baker and J. Malcolm Laurie which
was solemnized yesterday at St. Paul's
M. E. church,was very largely attended. ;
Promptly at noon the bridal party en
tered the church.
After the ceremony a reception was !
held tit the home of the bride's parents,
107 West Mahoning street, only the rel
atives of the contracting parties being
present. An excellent course dinner was
served by Caterer Daniel I!. Heddens,of
the Mansion House. The house was
tastefully decorated with laurel and wild
flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Laurie left on
the 2.21 P. R. R. train, ostensibly for,
Wilkesharre, but in reality they went as
far as Boyd's Station, from which place
they drove to Sunbury,taking the even
ing train tor Philadelphia.
Safety Spindle Manufacturing Co.
The company recently formed in this
city for the purpose of manufacturing j
the Weitzel safety wagon skein has or- .
gani/.ed, the following officers having
been elected at a meeting of the stock j
holders,held in the Grand Jury room at j
the Court House about two weeks since: |
President, 1". <I. Hartnian; Secretary, J
John Eves; Treasurer, John H. Goeser; j
Board of Directors, F. Q. llartman.John
Eves, John 11. Goeser, 1". G. Smith and
J. A. Weitzel.
On Monday Oct. l"»th application will
be made at Harrisburg for a charter for
the regulation and incorporation of a
coui| any to be known as the "Safety
Spindle and Manufacturing Co."
The object is the manufacture of iron j
or steel or of any other metal, or of
any article of commerce from metal or j
wood. Immediately on the granting of j
the charter the company expect to be- i
gin operations.
Disturbed the Neighborhood.
About three o'clock yesterday after
noon the usual serenity of North Mill
street was rudely disturbed by a series
of ear piercing screams and shrieks min
gled with curses which were uttered in a
thin and high pitched feminine voice.
The cause of all this disturbance was a
colored woman who was either crazy or
intoxicated and was parading along the
street vowing all sorts of vengeance on
some one who had evidently crossed her
in some manner.
Her name was not learned nor w as the
point at which she started oil the war
path. At the 1). L. &W. crossing she
seems to have disappeared and after that
time nothing was heard concerning her,
although the police were on the look
out, expecting a second performance.
Purchased a Farm.
The George Washington Rishel farm,
situated along Bloom road in Mahoning
township, was offered at public sale Fri
day afternoon.
The bidding was not very brisk and
it was knocked down to Dr. W. R.
Paules. of this city, the consideration
being $4,350. This farm is an old land
mark and being in a fair state of cultiva
tion, is considered a valuable possession.
After the farm was dispose I of a house
and lot, in which there is one acre of
and, was sold for S:{IM, the purchaser
being Charles Rishel, one of the heirs.
He Saw The Big P. Sc R. Wreck.
A. W. Whitehead, of Philadelphia, is
a guest at the home of W. M. Ileddens,
| West Mahoning street. Mr. Whitehead
■ was the fireman on the second section
|of the ill fated I*. & R. excursion train
that was wrecked near Hatfield about
two weeks since and was one of the res
cuing party that did such heroic work
among the injured.
Death of Au Infant.
The seven months old daughter of Mr
and Mrs. A. Confer, died about 10
o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of
the parents in Kaseville. Interment will
be made at the Straub's church grave
yard this morning at 10 o'clock.
Brief Mention of the Movement of Your
Friends and Acquaintances.
Miss Augusta Sweisfortand Miss Mary
Brown spent yesterday with friends
at Roaring Creek.
Miss Cora Seidel, of Washingtonville,
and guest, Miss Allele Baker, of Phila
delphia, called on friends in this city
Miss Mary James, who has been visit
ing relatives in this city, returned to her
home in Williamsport yesterday.
'Squire Ellis, of Limestoneville, was a
visitor in this city Tuesday.
Mrs. Elias Lyons returned yesterday
from Luzerne, where she had been call
ed bv the illness of a relative.
MissS. W. Brown is atteuding the
fall millinery openings in New York and
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bunyon,of Wash
ingtonville, drove to this city yester
MrsT. M. Philips,of Washingtonville,
returned Tuesday from a month's visit
in Wilkesharre.
Miss Bessie Hess returned on Tuesday
evening from a visit with friends hi
Mrs. F. Garsed will return to Phila
delphia today after a visit with relatives
in this city. She will be accompanied by
her daughter, Mrs. Frank Woods.
Thomas Cook, of Berwick, was a visit
or to this city Tuesday.
Mrs Fred Rebman and her mother,
Mrs. John Harris, of Youngstown, 0.,
who are visitors among relatives in this
city, returned yesterday from a trip to
Mrs. William Lyons and two young
sons, of Bellefonte, are guests at the
home of James Scarlet, Ks«|., on Mill
Mrs. Anna M. Rohison, Secretary of
the Philadelphia Presbyterian Board of
Missions, is the guest of Miss Wilkins,
Ferry street.
Miss Katharine Grove left Saturday
for Philadelphia, where she will take up
her residence with her mother.
Sisters Bernadette and Fides have re
turned to Pittsburg after a visit at the j
home of William Shepperson, Sr., Fast 1
Front street.
George Patterson, of Philadelphia, is
a visitor at the home of his parents, Mr 1
and Mrs. Theodore Patterson, Northum
berland street.
Miss Abigail Patterson has returned
from an extended visit with friends in
.Miss Mairgie Barrett, of Morris Plains,
N. J., arrived home Saturday night for
a visit with her mother on Railroad
Miss Margaret McFadden, of Blooms
burg, was a guest over Sunday at the
home of James h. Dougherty, Northum
berland street.
Miss Canie Moyer, of Williamsport,is
visiting fiiends in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. F. I). Bare, of Philadel
phia, are guests at the home of Justice
J. I'. Bare, Lower Mullberry street.
Rev. S. B. Evans, pastor of the Meth
odist church of Milton, was the guest
Monday of Bev. O. (4. Heck, 011 Centre
Mrs. James A. Aldred, of Picture
Rocks, has returned home after a visit
with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Reuipe,
Walnut street.
Mrs. Emma Marks left Friday for a
visit among relatives in Easton.
F. P. Howe arrived in town Friday
from Philadelphia.
Mrs. Frank B. Reiner returned Fri
day from a visit with friends in Wilkes
Miss Mary Gartland returned Friday
from a visit among friends in Williams
Miss Kate Waters, of Shamokin, is
visiting relatives in this city.
Miss Bessie Johnson and llarrv John
son, of Schicksbinny, are guests at the
home of Harry Hart. West Mahoning
Mrs. Harry Mottern is visiting rela
tives in Nanticoke.
Mr. and Mrs. 7.. Taylor Rickards, of
Philadelphia, are guests at the home of
W. 11. Ammerman, Mill street.
Mrs. Samuel Goldsmith returned last
evening from a visit in Bloomsburt;.
Charles Fisher, of South Danville,call
ed 011 friends in Catawissa last evening.
Dr. S. V. Thompson returned from
Chicago last evening.
Mrs. Hugh (ilen Murray,of Forty Fort,
is a visitor at the CoUiart homestead,on
East Market street.
Mrs. F. M. Porier.of Los Angeles, Cal
ifornia, is (he guest of Miss Sue Miller.
East Market street.
Mrs. William Davis and Miss Jennie
Alexander left yesterday afternoon to
visit friends in Williau'sport.
Mr. and Mrs. Norris J. Sechler. of
Calumet, Mich., tire visiting theformer's
parents, Mr. an 1 Mrs. Levi Sechler, 011
Grand street.
Miss Simington has rt turned from a
visit in Sunbury.
Mrs. C. ('. Long nttendisl a wedding
in Berwick last evening.
William lloldren, of Kaseville, trans
acted business 111 this city yesterday.
L D Manley, of Philadelphia, whoi*
a business visitor in this eity, made a
trip to Sunbury yesterday.
Dr. James Oglesbv was in attendance
yesterday at a meeting of the State
Medical socirl v il \\ likrsbatre
.1 MKHIIW tM II'l:
Two-Years-Old Daughter of Hurley Baylor
Drank Fly Poison.
From the etrects of a quantity of lly
poison which she drank .Monday night
at the home of tier parents in Mahoning
township, Anna, the two-and-n half
years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hurley Baylor, is now exceedingly ill.
Several days a»o a large saucer of wat
er in which was steeped a piece of poi
son paper, used for tlie purpose of kill
ing flies, was placed in ihe living room
of the I'avlor home. On Monday even
ing little Anna was left alone for
a few moments and during that -diort
space of time the child drained the con
tents of the saucer containing the poison.
On re-entering the room Mrs. Baylor
noticed that something unusual ailed
her daughter and later was horrified
when she noticed the empty saucer and
became aware of the cause
Dr. I'aules was sent for at once and on
his arrival he administered an emetic
which was timely and proved so effect
ual that the child was soon pronounced
out of danger. Although still far from
well from the effects of her unpleasant
experience, little Anna was reported
resting comfortably Tuesday evening.
Jewish Holy Days.
The first day of Tishri, will f*ll
this year on Monday, Sept. 24. This is
the Jewish New Year, and, beginning at
sunset of the preceding evening, u-ln i»
in the series of fall holy days known as
the high holy days iu the Jewish cal
Koali llashana is observe.l with speci
al services of an impressive character.
In most synagogues the service is open
ed with the blowing of the Shofar, or
liain's Horn, in accordance with time
honored custom. There are special inusi
cal features in the reformed synagogues,
and appropriate sermons are delivered
from the pulpits. Yom Kippur, which
follows the New Year,is the most solemn
and important holy day in the Jewish
calendar. It is the Day of Atonement,
and is observed by Jews throughout the
world as the great fast day. In most
pulpits appeals for the support of .lea
ish charities are made on this day, and
large sums are annually collected for the
poor in this way.
At B'nai Zion Temple the llev. Ad
olpli Meyer will conduct special »er
vices, commencing on Sunday evening,
Sept. 23rd. A ladies quartette will fur
nish special music. These holydavs are
verv strictly observed by the Jewi«h
people in this city.
Prize Contest at the Knitting Mill.
The leaders of the 71li pay in the prize
contest at the Danville knitting mill ate
as follows:
Full AutomaticStri pert, Lizzie llenkie,
SIX 43.
Brinton machines, Kate- Oesclier,
Scott and Williams n nchines, Maude
(loss, £11.86.
I.oopers, Cecelia Treas. fl2 .V>.
Winders, Kate Mullen, i«i.">4.
Toppers, First prise, Henry Scbram,
Second prize, Alice Trainor. $0 00.
Third prize, Mary Oesclier,Kate
llenkie, $5.58, and Frank Metier, s•">.*».
Fourth prize, Frances Oswald,
Annie Lovett, s">.s.'!.
Fifth prize, liattie Davis, $3 4«>: Mary
Zelenak, s">.4*">.
The contestants have made an excell
ent showing within the past two week-
Picniced at Billmeyer's Park.
In a party of picnicers who were driv
en to Billmeyer's park, Washington
ville, yesterday were: Kev. t'lricb and
wife, 1). A. Montgomery and wife.Jacob
Boyer and wife, Mesdauie* J. ( . Mince
moyer, D. C. Jones, Jr., W. Fou*t, W
Fetterman, A. Kemmer, W Wertman,
T. Swank, A. C. Boat, Davi<l flaring, F
Moyer, T. Johns, D. Marshall, lieorge
Hendricks, W. Broseiti«: Misses Fila
Lunger, Kate Hendricks, I'riscilla Jones,
Mrs. Nase, of Philadelphia, Mrs. Tims.
Aten, of Baltimore; Mrs. Dr. Stoddard,
of Scranton; Miss Ida Ktierr, of Wash
ington, D. C.
Mill Resumed Operations.
The break down in the engine at
Howe it Folk's mil has lieen repaired.
Monday morning the structural tubing
department resumed operations in full
That concern now has sufficient orders
ahead to keep running for a consider
able length of time.
A new set of gates are being erected in
place of the ones that were knocked
down some time ago by an unusall v high
box car as it was passing along the I*. A
U. railroad siding over Market street.
Died of Membraneous Croup.
Catherine, the five-years old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs Charles I'ancoast, died
yesterday afternoon about one o'clock
after an illness of but twenty hours
I'he little girl had taken a severe cold on
Tuesday which rapidly developed into
membraneous croup. The funeral will
be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock
from St. Joseph's church. Interment in
St Joseph's cemetery.
A New List of W.iter Consumer*
Secretary of the Board of Water Com
missioners Samnei A McCoy and Water
Superintendent I'eter J heefer are at
present busily enjrured in making a re
Vlsell list or inventory of the w.iter r<>n
Miners using the Borough water This
inventory is taken every t«M year* anil
It require- about *ia weeks to C"WI| e|.
The office of the Amfkican i>eirg
furnished with a large as»sortmen
of job letter and fancj type and job
material generally, the Publisher
announces to the public that lie is
prepared at all times to execute in
the neatest manner
Of all Kinds and Descrption.
f-*f (jict our prices before plac
inp your orders. "
Y. I c. A. VM
The Following Orders Will be Camed Out
During The Coming Winter.
It is expected that the improvements
now tiring made at the V. M.C. A
building will i.e completed by • wtoWer
Ist. At that time all line- of work wdl
be begun and continued during the win
The regular Monday evening Bible
cla-s will hold its first «es»ion, October
Ist, at H o'clock. The Boy'* Bible class
will meet t nday evening, October .'4l),
at 7 o'clock The Snndny morning
Bible da-s, Sunday »tctober Jth. at •
o'clock. The gymnasium elates will be-
Monday evening «Ictuher «oclock
That there may lie no misunderstand
ing, and in thel»est interest of all con
cerned, the following order of things
will prevail, and parents an 1 guardians
are kindly requested to assist the man
agement in their fulfillment.
Boys under Ik years of age will not bw
allowed in the building at the following
times, viz:
After H o'clock p. ni.—during wiuter
Saturdays after Pi o'etork.
At recess periods —duringschool term.
This restriction has become sn abso
lute necessity, osmg to the growing de
mands for men.
Those desiring gymnasium privileges
must pay the full amount (#-*«■) '-ash
down upon date the ticket is issued
Member-hip notice. It is to t»e dis
tinctly understood, that from • *-t I.
lltOO those who are not paid up in fall
will l*» debarred from memliership privi
leges Locker rent n.ust also I* paid
-econd. Those renewing upon the j«wr
tial payment plan, and wh<.» desire to
take advantage of the gymnasium privi
ll'gis. will l>e obliged to pay #2 •»» down
cash, and thereafter lo cents per week
for 30Consecutive weeks.
The*e condition* have l»een fornal
upon the Y M. C. A. and will l>e p.mi
lively enforced, irr»-wj»e«-tive of wlomi it
may ellect.
It Was a Over Money Matters.
Constable F. W. Williams port
arrived iu this city Friday morning,
for the purpose of escorting to William
sport, Manlev M. shelter who was arrest
ed in this city on Wednesday even n*.
on a warrant, charging him with mar
deroiis assault on ttie f>erson of Oeorge
W. Owen Both Owen and are
residents of Williamsport ami have al
ways l**en on friendly terms until Ihe
It is «iid by friends of that the
real cause of the light was a dispute over
money matters. The informant says
Shelter state-1 that he had an agreement
with On.ii whereby the latter was to
pay hint a commission on all stork of
the Federal Zinc and l-ead company
that he (Shetfer would sell, or woald
find a customer for. Thi« friend then
goes onto state that secured
customers to buy stock enough to run
his commission up to $7"». This amount
he continued. Shelter was trying to get
when the tight occured. Owen ca led at
Shelter's house to make a settlement,
and, the friend alleges, wanted
to accept stock in the company for the
money that was due him. Shetfer want
ed the cash, as is alleged to have been
promised him, and as he wanted to
leave town the stock wou'd not have
been of much service to him.
After strong words had been use-1 by
both men. Shetfer it is alleged, struck
11 wen on the head with a hammer. Con
stable Tepel and his prisoner left Pn
• lav at 1 o'flock for Wittmnsspnet
A Strange Disease Attacks Fowls,
A number of the owners of fjwls of
different kir Is in this city are complete
ly dismayed over the great io»»«e* thev
have sustained lately from the ravages
of a disease, the exact nature of which
has not vet I>een iletermined.
Benjamin 800 k nnller. who usual I v has
a fine lot of barn yard fowls and pigeons
at his home on North Mill -*tre<ct,repo»ts
that during last week he lost seventv
se»en ducks and a large number of pig
eons and John Bookmiller, First street,
claims to have «utfered the losw of over
sistv fowl. The majoritv <>f the*e were
chicken*; the remainder 'wing m.tdr up
of ducks and pigeons on York s lliil
the losses have also t»een heavy and tbw
disease seems to he spreading to ditfer
ent parts of the town.
The first symptom, as noticed by the
Book miller Brothers, is m lavness IN the
muscles of the neck which allows the
head to droop almost to the ground just
previous to death; which comes about
-ix hours after the disease -ets in
One remarkable [>eenliarity about the
eliects of it is that a* soon m the victim
gives its last ga»p. the feathers ait be
come loo*e and should the dead btrd b*
given the least jar they will fall >ut an
til it looks a« though it had been hs«d
picked for sale in the market.
\o effectmtl remedy ha« been f.mihl
for the di-« ase and owners of rt.>eka that
have become atfected t»ee»»me lis»-. .ttrssr
e»l in their attempt* t<» eh»- k ttsspr**!*!
Death of Mr*. Giltart V.m*.
\ telegram was receive<l tfi this fit*
, Tuesday announcing the death at Hav
I I'ltv, *l!. 1i..0f M'- Kittv % • * - w low
ofliilt'ert \ tins, ilnn«< t %-«r»
was a former resident -4 I'smi e ami n
sister in law «112 Me«w« Kentien It w4
I'. Voei*. Ferrv street Mr* %
was about '»i vears ,4 age
Tbe Tirst Fsst.
h arly risers vesterdav m«»rmng bwrad
a heavy fr<>st covering the esrth anil
were chilled by an aUwowpfceee skirk
rheel the merewry W * .