Montour American. (Danville, Pa.) 1866-1920, September 27, 1900, Image 1

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OA. VI M. 104 Mill St.,
1 I'. UP. M. Danville, Pa.
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Diseases of tbe Stomach and Intestines
a Specialtv
Teeth Extrac ted without Pain.
Crown find Bridge Work a Specialty.
Equipped with the latest and most improved
Instruments and prepared to execute tie
most ditlicult work.
Office, Opposite Boston Store, Danville, Pa
Dentistry in all its branches. Charge
Mod "rate and all work Guaranteed.
Established 1892.
Lewisburg fair this week.
The days are noticeably shorter.
A reward is oflered for a good rain.
Thanksgiving is the next legal holi
All eyes are on the strike in the coal
The new steam heating apparatus is
being placed in Christ church this week.
A valuable horse belonging to J. H.
Kase,South Danville, died on Saturday
Mrs. A. M. Gearhart is confined to her
home on East Front street with a severe
attack of malaria.
George J. Payne who sustained the
ioss of his left leg while in the employ of
the Philadelphia and Beading Bailway
in Philadelphia on August 10th, was
discharged from thellahneman hospital
last week. Although in a poor state of
health Mr. Payne was able to return
from Philadelphia on Saturday, lie was
accompanied froui that city by his fath
er-in-law, Frank Smith.
A meeting of the Board of Directors
of the Montour & Columbia Telephone
company was held in this city Saturday
afternoon with the following present:
W. D. Bernard, of Philadelphia; J. P.
Helfcnstein, of Shamokin; N. U. Funk
and W. S. Moyer, of Bloomsburg, and C.
P. Hancock and F. C. Angle.
Elias I.yon is having a porch built on
the D. L. iSc W. avenue side of his home
on Ferry street.
The surrounding hills are now assum
ing their autumnal hues and in a few
weeks will present a most beautiful ap
During the Columbia County Fair the
D. L. AW. railroad company will sell
excursion tickets to Bloomsburg at the
rate of single fare for the round trip on
Oct. 9, 10, 11, and 12.
tumn opening of Trimmed Hats Friday
and Saturday, Sept. 28th and 29th. You
are invited to call and inspect our dis
play of Imported anil Domestic Pattern
Hats. Johnson's Millinery, 122 Mill
For the Milton fair on October 2nd to
sth, inclusive, the Philadelphia & Head
ing Bailway will sell excursion tickets
to Milton from Williamsport, Danville,
Bloomsburg, Shamokin, Mt. Carmeland
intermediate ticket stations at the rate
of single fare for round trip with a mini
mum of 25 cents. Tickets good for re
turn until October oth inclusive.
John Diehl, Sr.. aged 93, the patriarch
of Exchange, is reported to be in an ex
tremely critical condition and is thought be able to withstand the ravages
of old age until the end of the week.
Deputy Postmaster C. P. Harder is
confined to his home by an attack of
The coal trust is not only trying to
starve out its miners but when the
weather getsa little colder later on it
will try to freeze out its customers.
The ltev. Father Xavier Sutton who
last fall conducted a mission at St.
Joseph's Church this city, is this week
delivering a series of lectures in Milton.
Hi Henry's brand new Minstrels come
to the opera house next Monday night,
October 1. Mr. Henry has everything
new this year and promises a great
Stuart Bote has accepted a position
with the Prudential Life Insurance com
A number of Sidler Hill residents have
for several months past been experienc
ing a great water famine. Since early
in July most of the wells and cisterns in
that locality have been dry.
The oflicers of the Milton fair associa
tion are bound to make the exhibition
which opens on 1 uesday next a record
breaker in the matter of excellence and
attendance. The premium lists are
liberal and the races will be all that
•could be desired.
Th« Philadelphia & Beading railroad
company is having a stone wall built
near the Bloom street crossing to
strengthen its embankment.
George Bomboy, who has been work
ing iu Sunbury for some time past, is
suflering a severe attack of fever at the
home of his parents on East Front
R. S. Ainmerman, Esq., has purchas
ed a fine horse from Fx-County Trea
surer Cotner.
ilontour Immcm
VOL. I.V-NO :«».
Seeks Death as a Relief While in a
Melancholy State.
The quiet little hamlet of Grovania
received a severe shock Monday morn
about eleven o'clock when it was an
nounced that Daniel Fry, had committ
ed suicide by hanging himself.
The body was discovered by his
daughter MissMazie. at ten minutes to
eleven. To a representative of this
paper she said that her father had beer,
seen about nine o'clock and that he
seemed in better spirits than for many
days. lie was missed for the first
time at 10.45 A. M. Not finding him
about the house she went out to
the barn. Mr. Fry had been accustom
ed to taking a morning nap in the straw
loft above the barn yard and upon look
ing there the girl was horrified to find
her father's lifeless body swinging from
a beam. Fry had mounted a ladder,
walked to the centre of the beam and
after tying a heavy piece of rope about
his nectc jumped otr, dropping abou
seven feet, lie died of strangulation,
the neck not being broken.
Mr. Fry was a well to do farmer and
one of the best known citizens in Col
umbia county, lie was sixty years of
age and was born in Grovania, residing
there all his life, l.ast spring he suffer
ed a severe attack of "Grippe" from
which he never entirely recovered.
Since his illness he has done very little
work and for the past three months has
been in a constant state of despondency,
which no doubt was the cause of his rash
act. He is survived by a wife, five sons
and three daughters.
The funeral will be held from the
family residence on Thursday morning
at nine-thirty. The Kev. D. 1.. Fugle
man of this city will conduct the ser
vices and the interment will be made in
the Lazarus cemetery near (irovania.
Who Are the Perpetrators ?
A most contemptible trick, one that
will be severely punished should the
perpetrators be caught, is that of throw
ing cigar and cigarette stumps in the
basins of the public drinking fountain.
It is a common practice as has been fre
quently observed by different persons
who happened to stop at the fountain
through curiosity or to quench their
This maliciousness is not the result of
boyish pranks but the evil mindedness 1
of persons of more mature years anil it
will go hard with them should they be
Frank Kramer Painful Burned.
While at work at Curry and Vannan's
foundry Monday afternoon, Frank :
Kramer, a brother-in-law of Chief-of-
I'olice Mincemoyer, had his left foot
severely burned by molten iron which
splashed from a ladle as it ran from the
Kramer held the ladle at the time and
was unable to drop it ami get out of
harm's way before he suffered consid
erable injury.
In a similar accident Kramer had the
same foot badly burned about six
mouths ago.
Death of Mrs. Mary Hartman.
Word was received in this city last
evening of the death of Mrs. Mary Hart
man which occured at her home in
Scranton about four o'clock in the after
The deceased was the mother of Mr.
F. Q. Hartman, proprietor of the Dan
ville Silk mill, Austin and Edward Hart
man and Miss Amelia Hartman, all of
this city. She was about 00years of age
and had been an invalid for souie time
previous to her death, which resulted
very suddenly from a stroke of apop
Iron Window Frames for South Africa.
A force of men at Curry <\L Vannan's
foundry and machine shop is at present
busily engaged in the manufacture of
500 iron window frames which will be
shipped to Cape Town, South Africa, as
soon as>completed.
When questioned as to the kind of
structure in which the frames would be
used, the agent who placed the contract
replied : "They are for use in the erec
tion of a brewery which will make Am
erican beer to sell to British soldiers."
Carriers' Window at Post Office.
The local post office authorities have
| decided upon the hour between 6:30 and
7:30 p. m.for keeping open the carriers'
window after October Ist. At that time
a carrier will be in attendance and per
sons who have their mail delivered will
have the opportunity of inquiring if
there is anything at the office address
ed to them.
At any other hour mail held by the
carriers will not be handed out.
Painfully Injured.
While assisting in making repairs last
evening about the fly wheel at Howe &
Folk's Structural Tubing works, Harry
Miller, of Rush township, Northum
berland county, was painfully injured
about the right leg and foot by a heavy
wedge which fell and struck him on the
instep. Miller was removed to his hotel,
the Gillaspy House, where Dr. Barber
attended to the injury.
Reunion of U. 0. V. Association.
The fifth annual reunion of the Col
umbia County Veterans Association at
Kenton on Saturday, September 29th,
will be the largest meeting yet held. The
citizens of Benton are making prepara
tions to give all who attend a grand
To Be Built at Once—Will Cost About
Five Thousand Dollars.
Being more successful than on the last
regular meeting night, Council had a
quorum Friday evening which was made
up of the following members: President
Returner and Messrs. Goldsmith, Fetter
man, Vastine, Sechler, Lauer, Itrandt.
Although the meeting occupied but
one hour, some very important business
was transacted during that short space
of time, it being decided to allow the
Board of Water Commissioners to pro
ceed with the building of an annex to the
Water Works ami the erection of a new
nest of boilers therein. The intention
of the Board, as explained by Charles
Chalfant, Esq., one of its members, is to
erect to the west of the present structure
a building sufficiently large to allow the
placing of a number of new boilers with
enough extra space to provide for the
j housing of an electric light plant should
the Borough ever t'ecide to operate its
The new boilers are reported as an
absolute necessity as ib-o'd ones have
been condemned on sevi nd <>era»i us by
experts and it is claimed ilrii they can
not be replaced norn-;-ii ; reil with out
others to do service <Ui.i. g lh. ii inac
Mr. Chalfant claimed that a fair esti
mate of the cost of the proposed im
provements would he SSOOO at the out
side. Plans and specifications will be
secured at once and will be passed upon
by Council before the work is commenc
Harry Trumbower and John Waite,
being appointed a committee by the
Friendship Hose Company, appeared
before Council and asked assistance in
their endeavors to fit themselves out
with new hose wagon, horses and street
sprinkler. Council, desiring to do as
well by this company as it did by the
Washingtons, readily appropriated the
sum of $125 for use by that company.
Under the head of Streets and Bridges,
Mr. Vastine moved that the Street Com
missioner be empowered to buy 2000 feet
of oak plank for use in repairing and
building bridges and crossings which
motion carried.
At the suggestion of Mr. Fetterman,
the quarterly appropriations to the Fire
Companies were ordered paid.
A motion, made by Mr. Fetterman, to
advertise the old Washington hose reel
for sale, was lost on a yea and nay vote,
there being 5 nays to 2 yeas.
The ordinance repealing an ordinance
empowering the Water Board to select
employes etc., passed third reading and
was declared adopted.
New Armory will be Erected.
After the return of Co. F from Shen
andoah the Financial Committee and
the Board of Trustees w ill at once begin
active work for the purpose of raising
funds for the new Armory which the
company intends building as early in
the spring as possible. As yet no site
has been selected though several have
been favorably spoken of. The build
ing will be a one story frame structure
and the cost will not exceed SSOOO. About
SIOOO will be raised by the efforts of the
company and the committee expect to
issue stock for the balance which will
bear a five per cent interest. As the
State appropriation and the rentals,
from balls, festivals,etc., more than cov
er the amount, there should be no diffi
culty experienced in securing the mo
A new Armory must be built as the
one now occupied was condemned at
the last inspection and it practically
means the disbandment of the company
unless a suitable drill room cau be se
Hi Henry's Big Minstrel Show.
On Monday evening the amusement
loving patrons of Danville w ill have the
opportunity of hearing Hi Henry's New-
Progressive Minstrel Aggregation of fifty
all white performers in a program of
bran new features, new songs, new jokes
and new specialties. Nothing presented
that has been presented before, no
threadbare or objectionable features
Briefly stating Ili. Henry's Minstrels
are the oldest minstrel attraction in the
world and its success has never been
equaled in Minstrel History. The merits
of this attraction are widely known,
and the strongest endorsements of the
leading dailies of our large cities bestow
great favor on this organization as the
formidable leader in its line, don't forget
he date and remember that seats are
on sale at Lore's drug store.
Birthday Party.
Miss Luella Klase was tendered a sur
prise party by a number of her friends
at her home on Water street, Friday
evening, in honor of her 21st birthday.
Those present were : The Misses Druee
and Martha Carodiskey, Sadie I.aidack
er, Lizzie Churm, Jennie Waite, Katie
Richardson, Mary Smith, Beulali Mills,
Cornelia Prout, Ella Snyder, Jennie
Knerr, Bertha Van Gilder, Lillie Burke,
Bessie Klase,Carrie ami Lily Klase,Mary
Snyder, Carrie Beam, Julia Phillips,
Kate Miller and Annie Klase; Messrs.
Walter Kphlin, Jacob Werle, Harry
Camp, Walter liussell, Frank Montague
James Bennett, Frank Kear, Austin
Klase, Mont. Knerr, George Klase and
W. M. Wood side.
A Fine Monument.
Messrs Evans' Sons have completed
the erection of a beautiful granite monu
ment on the lot of the late Kev. I. II
Torrencein Mount Vernon cemetery.
Brief Mention of the Movement of Your
Friends and Acquaintances.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. P. Dimmick, of
Birmingham, Alabama, who have been
' visiting Mr. Dimmick's brother,the Bev.
Dr. Dimmick, West Market street, left
yesterday for Newport, Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mains and young
child, of Plymouth, returned home to
day after a visit with Councilman and
Mrs. Amos Vastine, on West Market
j street.
Mrs John Hull, of Wilkesbarre, re
turned home yesterday aftera visit with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Eph
lin, Front and Cedar streets.
Mrs. W. A. Buck returned to New-
Coluuibia yesterday after a visit with
Mrs. D. H. Weidensaul, Cooper street.
Messrs. William M. Seidel, Lattimer
Ammermati.Charles Zaner and Harrison
Paugh enjoyed an afternoon's fishing at
Chulasky yesterday.
Mrs. Jane Dennen and Miss Annie
Lnfferty, of Exchange, passed through
town yesterday enroute to Scranton
where they will visit among relatives.
James C. Conlv and a party of friends
enjoyed a day's tishing at Cameron yes
D. J. Bogers transacted business in
Wilkesbarre yesterday.
Dr. J E McCuaig, of Betreat, called
on friends in this city last evening.
Elwood Garret is attending the Lewis
burg fair.
The Bev. G. H. Day, of Biverside,
spent yesterday in Sunbury.
Miss Ella Kittle returned to Philadel
phia yesterday after a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Biflle, Biv
Henry Moser, of l'ottsgrove, was in
this city yesterday.
James Kaufman, of Milton, spent yes- j
terday in this city.
Malcolm Broadt, of Muncy, called on
friends in this city yesterday.
Mrs. Max Austin, of Milton, was the
guest of Mrs. Simon Dreifuss, Mulberry
street, yesterday.
Miss Ida Kaufman and Miss Bloom
called on Bloomsburg friends on Sun
Mrs. Morris Coons, of Wilkesbarre, is
a visitor at the Murray houie on East
Center street.
Miss Lavina Stroh, of Sunbury, was a
guest over Sunday at the home of her
brother, John W. Farnsworth, on West
Mahoning street.
George Steinbrenner, of New York, is
visiting his mother on East Front street.
Mrs. John Wolverton, of Sunbury,
spent Sunday at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bucher, Riv
Dr. J. K. Cleaver spent Sunday in Cat
Dr. and Mrs. I. 11. Jennings, West
Market street, are entertaining Mrs.
Thomas C. Musgrove, of Philadelphia.
Mrs. W. C. Davis and Miss Jennie
Alexander returned Monday from a vis
it in Williamsport.
Miss Ring, of Ambler, is the guest of
Miss Wright at Christ's church rectory.
Mrs. Byerly, Mrs. Sarah Byerly
and Mrs. Lucy Kessler returned Mon
day from Taylor, near Scranton, where
they had attended the funeral of Mrs.
Augustus Byerly.
Theodore It. Angle left Monday
morning for Ogontz, Montgomery county
where he will enter the Cheltenham
Military Academy.
Miss Jennie Steans, of Mifflinburg, is
visiting at the home of her brother, the
Bev. W. I. Steans, on East Mahoning
James Kline, of South Danville, is vis
iting Benton friends.
Miss Alice Bookmiller is visiting rela
tives in Mauch Chunk.
Mrs. Charles B. Mcllenrie, of Benton,
is a guest al the home of Chief Mince-j
Mrs. George Spaide and daughter. Miss
Anna, left yesterday for a visit among
friends in Sunbury.
Miss Mary Watson, of Scranton, is
visiting relatives in this city.
John B. Morgan, of Mt. Carmel, is
visiting relatives in this city.
Walter Keiner, of ilarrisburg, is visit- \
ing at the Keiner homestead, on Mill
Miss Jennie Waite returned from a
visit in Ashland last evening.
James Bichings, of Scranton, is visit
ing at the home of Thomas Williams,on
Wall street.
The Bev. Dr. W. 1 • Steans returned
from Beech Creek last evening.
Miss Jennie Vanhorn, of Rupert, is u
visitor at the home of her parents ><n
Walnut street.
Miss Clara Jones, who has been visit
ing relatives in this city, returned to
her home in Watsontow n, yesterday.
Miss Sadie Morrall spent yesterday at
Kipp's Run.
The Rev. A. B. Bowser attended the
meeting of the Northumberland Baptist
Association in Lewisburg yesterday.
Mrs. I. A. Persing visited friends in
Sunbury yesterday.
Samuel Huber who has been visiting
his mother, Mrs. Mary Huber, in River
side, for the past two months, left jes
terday for Dennison, Texas.
J. Sydney Holla anil P., F. Messer
! smith, of VYashingtonville. were visitors
I in this city yesterday.
In October So Decided at Monday Night's
Meeting of School Board.
The regular semi-monthly meeting of
the School Board was held Monday night
with Mr. Lunger, Pres. protein, in the
chair, he acting for Mr. Fisher who was
not in attendance, and Messrs. Ortli,
Green, Berger, Barber, Werkheiser,
Curry. Black, Ilarpel and Keeferat their
By the adoption of the following re
port, which was submitted by the com
mittee on Teachers and Certilicates, it
was decided that a night school be es
"Pursuant to a call from the chair
man of the Teachers Committee, a meet
ing was held on Friday evening last for
the purpose of considering the advisa
bility of opening a night school. Your
committee upon investigating the mat
ter recommend the opening of an even
ing school as soon as practicable,and we
recommend Mr. Fred Beam as teacher,
at a salary of S3O per month.
We also recommend a vacant room in
the Third ward building as the place for
holding it and that the school be kept
up so long as 15 scholars are in attend
At the next meeting the Board will
determine on other necessary arrange
ments for the opening of the school
which it is thought will take place in
At a former meeting it was decided,
that in accordance with the school laws
of the state, the secretary of the Board
of Health would be required to report
all cases of contagious diseases to the
superintendent so that it would be pos
sible for that official to keep from the
schools, pupils residing in infected
houses. Monday night it developed that
a number of the cases had not
been reported and the Board decided to
inform the secretary of the Health
Board that his laxness in the affairs of
his office was known and that iu the fu
ture it would not be tolerated.
Among the supplies and furnishings
that were ordered were $lB worth of
chemicals for use iu the High School,
a table for Miss Gregory's room, Fourth
ward, and a book case for Miss Pritch
ard's room, Second ward.
The black board in Miss Gallagher's
room, First ward, was ordered repaired
as it was reported to be in such a bad
condition that children in the rear of
the room were unable to decipher the
characters written on it.
At the suggestion of Mr. Keefcr, the
water faucet will be removed from the
school house at the Catawissa station
and a hydrant was ordered placed in I
the yard.
The Board decided to ask for bills on
the printing of 1000 copies of the Course
in Literature.
The following bills were ordered paid: |
D. K. l'ensyl $ 5.78 1
Wells Warming & Ventilating Co. -13.00
Mary A. llofer 100
J. M. Connor 9.25
J. 11. Cole 5.30
Ginn and Co 04.25
E.S.Haas... 2.25
F. P. Startzell 4 IS
John Hixon 2.85
Charles Scribner's Sons 30.00
Butler, Sheldon A Co 2.88
George Reifsnyder 0.25
Danville Stove Co 0.10
Western Pub. Co 39.08
O. B. Swifzer -13.48
r. S. Ex. Co 1 IX)
Educational Publishing Co 4.22
1). Appelton & Co 18.38
Trumbower & Werkheiser 45.00
Thomas R. Rogers & Sons 12.28
Wedded at Ithaca, N. Y.
Says the Ithaca (N. Y.) Journal: "At
0:30 o'clock on Wednesday evening, in
the Congregational church, Ithaca, oc
curred the wedding of Miss Marian M.
Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Campbell, and Charles G, Morgan,
C. U. '9B, son of Elliott R. Morgan, of
Kingston, Pa. The church was filled
with friends of the bride and groom.
Promptly at 0:30 the groom and grooms
man, Frederick W. J. McKibben, C. U.
'9B, of Johnstown, Pa.,went to the altar
and stood at the side of Kev. J. F. Fit
schen, Jr., of the First Presbyterian
church. The little flower girl, Miss Edna
Orcutt, of Owego, walked in advance.
Next followed the two ushers, Charles
Austin, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., and Alfred |
Proctor, of Denver, Col. Following were
the bridesnTaids, Misses Lula and Ruth
Morgan,of Kingston,sisters of the groom
Ushers Jesse Glenn, '9B, of Berwick, Pa.
and Frederick Campbell, of Brooklyn,
came next, and were just in advance of
the maid of honor, Miss Emma Camp
bell, of Ithaca. Lastly came the bride,
leaning upon the arm of her father. She
wore a gown of white duchess satin
trimmed with silk lace and carried white
roses. She also wore a tulle veil.
Following the ceremony a reception
was held at the residence of the bride. A
half hour later the couple left for New
York, Albany and Old Point Comfort,
Va. They will make their permanent
residence in Johnstown, Pa., where the
groom is employed as a mechanical en
gineer by theCanibria Steel Co.
Among the out of town guests were:
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott B. Morgan, parents
of the groom; Miss Sarah Morgan, of
Danville. Pa.; Miss Celia I'.assett.of Dan
ville, and Mrs. Harry 11. Yorgy, of Ply
The groom is well known in Danville.
His father, Elliott R. Morgan, was a
former resident of this city.
The mail carriers will soon be weight
ed down with political literature inci
dent to a presidential campaign.
Organized Sunday Afternoon -Officers El
ected—Will Apply for Charter.
The "Germania Verein", an organiza
tion composed of German citizens, of
this city, held its first meeting Sunday
in the Swentek building, Mill street. It
is the intention of the members, as soon
as properly organized, to form a singing
society and a competent choral master
will be appointed to instruct them. The
"German Leider," and folk sonss will
have a conspicuous place in the musical
department, and as soon as possible.the
better German compositions will be at
Only Germans and those of German
descent are eligible to charter member
ship. The charter closes Oct. Ist, after
which time any one may apply for ad
mission. The following officers were
elected Sunday: President, August
Bachinger; Vice-President,George Lauer;
Secretary, William Andress; Treasurer,
Andrew Schatz; Financial Secretary,
William Krieger, and "Aufsiker" Jacob
Exciting Games of Eoot Ball.
I'nless present indications are mis
leading, Danville will be afforded the ex
hilaration of witnessing some good foot
ball games between local teams during
the present season.
That great game seems to have sud
denly gained great popularity in this
city and every day almost all the vacant
lots about town arecovered with squads
of young men who are busily engaged in
booting the pit* skin or practicing mass
plays or end runs.
The members of the "77" base ball
team have taken up the game an( ] a re
practicing daily while the H. S. A. A.J
team is rapidly rounding into shape.
Several other teams are talked about
and should they be organized an inter
city series of games would make a great
Harvest Home a Great Success.
Many people from this city attended
St. Peters M. K. church. Riverside,
Sunday morning, to hear the sermon
bv Major Edith Marshall, District Com
mander of the Salvation Army. Her
aide. Captain Core, sang several selec
tions. In the afternoon the Major pre
sided at the meeting in the Army Hall,
on Ferry street, and in the evening at
the Mahoning Presbyterian church.
The opening of the Harvest services
was well attended Saturday evening.
The hall was tastefully decorated and
the platform lilted with the many dona
Interesting Services at St. Paul's Church,
Very interesting services were held at
St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal church
Sunday. At the morning service the
l!ev. Dr. Diuimick delivered an eloquent
sermon on"The Book of God." At the
afternoon rally John M. Savford. of
1 larrisburg, W. H. Zehnder, of Scran
ton. and J. P. Uote, of this city, made
interesting addresses. In the evening a
platform meeting was held, Messrs. Say
ford and Zehnder and the pastor, being
the speakers. Special vocal and instru
mental music was a feature of the days'
services and the attendance was very
Entertained at Klinesgrove.
The following party chaperoned by Mrs
Adams and Mrs. Beatty, enjoyed a hack
ride to klinesgrove on Monday evening
where they were pleasantly entertained
at the home of James Campbell: The
Misses Margaret Brawn. Gertrude Link
er. Desdie Campbell, Give Linker,
Annie Angle, Annie Kowe, Kella Adams
and the Misses Blanche, l.izzie, Maize
and Millie Harder; Messrs. Louis
Evans,William Fenstermacher, William
Ellenbogen, Isadore Rosenthal, Harry
Titley, Albert Dreifuss, John Thompson.
John Henuiog and William J. Williams.
Entertained Friends.
Miss Esther Warntz entertained a
number of friends at her home on Cherry
street Thursday evening it: honor of her
guest, Miss Catherine Wampole, of Sun
bury. Those present were: Missses
Margaret Hendricks, Ella Wampole,
Lottie Savidge, Jennie Woods, Anna
Wilson and Miss May Long of Milton;
Messrs. Patrick McCaifrev, Ray Smith,
John Shutt, of this city, and George
John ofShamokin.
Foot Ball Games.
Nelson Gothie and Rutherford Bird,
of Shamokin, were in this city Monday
arranging for the foot-ball games be
tween the Shamokin High School eleven
and the High School Athletic Associa
tion team of this city. The first game
will be played at DeWitt's Park, on
Saturday Nov. 10th., the second game
to be played in Shamokin, Nov. 17th.
After an illness of one week from spin
al meningitis, caused by a fall from a
hammock, Ethel, the four-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mottern,
died Saturday morning at the home of
the parents on liloom road. The funeral
took place Monday afternoon at one
o'clock. Interement was made in Odd
Fellows' cemetary.
Rev. L. D. Ulrich to be Installed.
The Rev. L. D. Clrich will on next
Sunday morning at 10.150 o'clock be in
stalled as pastor of Trinity Lutheran
church, East Market street. I'he service
will be interesting and many members
and friends of the congregation will no
doubt be present. The Rev. Mr. Weik
| sell, of Nuuiedia, will deliver the ser
[ mon.
MOT bl \i'l
• i IIMI ;niiii.
John Shipe, of Suubury, Narrowly E i
caped Death at South Danville.
John Shipe, of Suubury, a carpenter
in the employ of the Pennsylvuni.;
railroad company, narrowly escaped be
ing crushed to'death Monday night bj a
eoal train. Shipe,is working on the
Gulick sand-siding near the South Dan
ville station and usually takes the 7~> I
train in tlie evening for home. Monday
evening he wanted to tret into Sunburv
earlier than usual and came up to the
station to catch freight train No. sjr». It
went by the station at a high rate of
speed and Shipe with one hand graspi d
the hand rail of a coal -ar. He missed
his footing and was dragged along the
ties to the freight station, a distance of
several hundred feet.
In some miraculous manner he man
aged finally to get on the car Had he
been dragged a few yards further, he
would have been thrown against a box
car standing on the freight house siding.
Fortunately he escaped with a few bad
High School Literary Societies.
The Danville High School Literary
societies reorganized Friday after
noon for the coming term.
The meeting of the Garfield society was
called to order by Acting President
Payne. Miss Meyers acted as Secretary
After some very pleasing selections had
been rendered by Misses Harder, Baidy
and Harris, an election of officer- was
held with the following result: Presid
ent, Mr. Payne; Vice-President, Miss
Sainsburv; Secretary, Miss Rote; Assis;.
Sectv., Mr. Maiers; Treasurer, Mr. Lend
er; Marshal, Mr. Rosenthal; Assist. Mar
shal, Mr. Bernlieimer; Chorister, Miss
lialdy; Assist. Chorister, Miss Harris
Attorney, Mr. (iaskins and Reporter,
Mr. Dougherty. After the duties of the
members had been explained the Society
adjourned to meet on Friday afternoon,
October sth.
The Lincoln society meeting was pre
sided over by Mr. P.rader Miss Arms
acted as Secretary. The following ollic
ers were elected: President, Mr. Deri ;
Vice-President, Mr. Bennetts; Secretary,
Mis* Currv;Assist. Secretary. Mi*s Crom
ley; Treasurer, Mr. Angle; Marshal, Mr.
F. Montague; Assist. Marshal, Mr.
Hooley; Chorister, Miss P.ooks; Assist.
Chorister. Mr. Mcllenry; Attorney, Mr.
lirader; Flower committee, Miss Boyd,
Miss McCloughan ami Mr. Lunger; lie
porter, Miss Leigliow. The duties of the
members having been explained and the
program for the next meeting read, the
Society adjourned to meet 1-riday after
noon, October sth.
Dr. Everett Lectures.
Dr. Klla B. Kverett gave the introduc
tory lecture last evening at the opening
of the Woman's Medical college. Phila
Dr. Kverett is a former resident of this
city, where she received her early educa
tion. Her mother resides on Fast Centei
street, near Upper Mulberry.
Dr. Everett, after finishing her college
course, graduated from the Woman's
Medical College. She was then appoint
ed physician in charge of the North
Western Hospital at Minneapolis. Hie
subsequently became assistant physical!
and gynecologist at the state Insane
Asylum of Minnesota. She is now chief
resident physician of the Woman's Hos
pital, of Philadelphia,
It Was a Success.
A large crowd attended the closing of
the Harvest Home festival at the Salva
tion Army hall Monday evening. There
mainder of the donations were sold at
auction, the goods bringing very good
prices. The refreshment table was lib
erally patronized and the quaint auc
tioneering of Fnsign Ileift kept every
body in a good humor. The Harvest
Home has been a financial success, a
nice sum being realized. The monvy will
be used to pay part of the hall debt.
Ensign and Mrs. Heift are to be con
gratulated upon the success of this festi
Milton Fair.
The Milton Fair will be held on Octo
ber 2, 3, 4 and 5 and from present in
dications will be the best in its history.
Milton being situated in the midst o!
a rich agricultural district always has a
large exhibit of farm products and stock
—and the increase in premiums will
bring greater and better exhibits in this
line. The Fair management have re
paved the speed track which now is
better than ever before, and the
speed program has been carefully ai
ranged so that trials for speed will be
especially interesting $-,200 being otter
ed for speed alone.
A Runaway.
A runaway team of horses, belonging
to Clinton Jenkins, of Valley township,
caused considerable excitement on Mill
street yesterday afternoon Mr. Jen
kins had loaded his w agon with coal at
the Kase coal yard in South Danville
and while he was settling his bill at the
store his horses started for the river
bridge and came across on a hard run
(>n reaching the Heddens' House the
wagon tong came incotitact with a !> | ( _•
rapli pole and the sudden jar brought
the team to a stand-still before any
great damage resulted.
A Susquehanna salmon, measuring
inches and weighing 5 pounds, vva
caught in the river near Red Point, Sat
unlay, by Harvey Lamherson. Arthur
11. Woolley afterwards caught this
' beauty with a silver hook.
The <>flicc->» ilic American utin
furnished with a large assort men
of job let t r ..u y ty]»e and job
material y, he Publishei
announces to ti; puLln that he is
prepared at all tim * to execute n
the neatest manner
Of all Kinds and Descrption.
' ♦/' hit our pt:ces before plae
your orders.
uic.ii. m'stkiks
Impossible to Secure Coal En met to Con
tinue Operations.
Ihe-i'n tion iti Hit great strike of the
athi.ic <> in iters is practically urn-hang
ed froiu the conditions of yesterday. The
Hazleton and Wyoming districts are
completely tied up. The operators from
east of Ashland to Mabanoy City have
so far failed and no attempt will l»e made
to run tie mines in that locality at pres
ent. I.'icu.-t ( tap and Mid Valley colli
tries are wo. king an.l the North Frank
in collierv is running short handed. The
onl y collie l ie- « »f .»-r;i t i nir full handed are
those at Trevorton.
1 he effects of the shortage of coal are
now tielng felt throughout the entire
East and at all anthracite mnrket points
The dealers in this city say that it is im
possible to buy coal at present except
at ruinous prices and most of them have
orders enough to clean up their prexeDt
The hardest situation to face in this
city i< the effect the coal strike will have
on our industries both large and small.
Should the miners remain idle much
longer the mo*t of our in lustries will be
compelled to close down. There is but
one mill in the city that baa coal etiongh
to continue operations should the strike
be a lengthy one.
Many families have already secured
their winter's supply of coal. To a
Moumsi, Nkws representative one of
our leading dealers!a«t evening said that
he thought at least three-fourths of the
domestic users had tilled their bins, lie
also -tated that it looked as though the
present prices might prevail the entire
winter even though the miners should
return to work next week as it will be
impossible to stock the market in a few
months time.
Y. M. C. A. Star Course.
The entertainment committee has se
cored for the coming season, the follow
ing excellent talent, which it is hoped
will meet with the approval of the com
inanity, for whose pleasure and profit
the course has been arranged. Filter
tamments to be held in the opera
Wednesday, Nov. 21st, (s:U) p. >
Royal Tyrolean Concert Troupe, direct
from London and Hamburg Ten per
sons, in National costumes. Novel mu
-ical ellects. Alpine Hunting and Keho
Songs. Yodels, Choruses, etc No other
Company like this in the Country.
F.ngiged as the opening number by
many •>f the large city courses.
Friday, Dec. I'lsj. (ien. Johnß. (Gor
don. i »ne of the greatest orators of the
present day, anil who cost more to se
curt- than nio*t any other man. He will
deliver lr.s famous lecture on the ''l.axt
Days of the Confederacy." First time
in Danville.
Friday, Jan. 18th. The Katarine
Ridgeway Concert Co. The very best of
its kind in existence, guaranteed to be
high cla«s in every particular. C<wn
poseil of M;«s Ridgeway, readings and
elocutionary work; Miss Viola Water
house, Soprano; Mr. Walter K. Mcl'her
son, Bas> ( » 1 rofundo; Mr. Franklin C.
Bush, Pianist.
Friday, Feb) sth. Hon. James M
Beck, of Philadelphia. Lecture to l»e
announced latter. Mr. Beck is connect
ed with many Associations, and bis ac
tivity in musical, artistic, literary, legal
and political circles attest the breadth
of his vie.vs and the versatility of his
Friday, Biarch Ist. Temple Male
Quartette Company compose 1 of fol
lowing artists; K. F. Bullock, Ist Tenor;
K. F. Webber, 2nd Tenor; Robert Bruce
Ist Bas>; B. ti. Willard, 2nd .Bass; Miss
F. F. Burnett, Reader and Elocutionist.
First class and up-to-date.
Course tickets, £ 1 00. Reserved seat
tickets for the entire course, |1.?5. No
half price tickets will be sold.
Active Preparations for the Rally.
The Christian Endeavor societies of
this city are making active preparations
for the grand rally to be held at the
Mahoning Presbyterian church on next
Tuesday evening at 7.:1U o'clock. A
special program is being prepared and
the Mahoning choir will sing several of
their best selections Dr. Hemingway.of
ltloomsburg. will be the shaker of the
After the rally there will a recep
tion in the lecture room. Refreshment*
will lie served and a musicale will l»e giv
en, which will include some of oor best
Game Violators.
According to reports Danville and the
surrounding towns have quite a nuui
ber of violators of the game laws. At
present these , "s|w>rt>"are promiscuous
ly killing any and all kinds of game
they can chase up and doing it with
out r.- • ird to law. seas >n or quantity.
The law-abiding hunters should get
together an I organize a game protective
association and then prosecute any one
violating the law for the protection of
game. Punish the poacoer* and keep
t Kin out of the game districts until
the proper season.
Baker English.
William Baker, of this city, and Mis*
Man Knglish, of Valley township, w;-re
united in marriage Monday morning
at seven o'clock in St. Joseph - I atholic
church. The Rev. M I. O Ueilly |*r
formed the ceremony. Me*s s»lie
Uet'-er was bridesmaid and Thewdwre
Baker, a brother of the groom, officiated
as best man.
Ihi i is too much illegal shooting ot
game. ,